Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova


  • Executive Director for Communications, University Marketing and Communications


Stefanie joined Michigan Tech in 2016 and leads the University’s communications strategy. She earned a master of studies in creative writing from the University of Cambridge, a juris doctor from Arizona State University, and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications team, including news and media relations, social media, and brand communications staff.
  • Her professional background includes experience in higher education administration and instruction, law, government relations, and writing and editing.
  • She enjoys hiking, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

Recent Stories 

Michigan Tech campus in winter

MTU-led Mi-STAR Partners with Publisher to Expand K-12 STEM Curriculum

Michigan Technological University and Kendall Hunt announced the new partnership Feb. 1, with Kendall Hunt confirming its expansion of middle school science offerings to include the new "Anchored Science by Mi-STAR" curriculum.
Mi-STAR was spearheaded by Michigan Tech faculty and staff, and launched in 2015 with a $5 million gift from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Mi-STAR has since evolved, growing exponentially into a partnership of universities, school districts and professional societies that develop new curricula, assessments and professional learning programs to support teachers who are implementing the new Michigan Science Standards. Read More

A student works in the Plexus electronics lab at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech Receives $1.3 Million McNair Grant

The five-year grant — $261,888 each year — funds the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at Michigan Tech, also known as the McNair Scholars Program. McNair scholars receive summer research experience with faculty mentors, opportunities to present at research conferences, assistance with preparing for graduate school and professional development toward completing a Ph.D. Read More

Close-up picture of a student writing in a notebook with a mobile device nearby.

Michigan Tech Brings TechMBA® to Grand Traverse Region

Michigan Tech’s Master of Business Administration program (TechMBA®) is on the move. Beginning in fall 2022, the 30-credit program will include three delivery options, the newest of which provides a hybrid option for Grand Traverse area students:
Hybrid (has both in-person and remote elements): Students meet with faculty and other students in MTU’s Grand Traverse Research Workspace to attend virtual courses one night per week.All online: Students complete course requirements fully online and at their own pace. On-campus courses: Students attend courses in person in Houghton, Michigan.In the hybrid option, students complete most of their coursework online in a synchronous fashion with once-per-week Zoom meetings where they interact in real time with fellow classmates and their instructor. Read More

Michigan Tech icon on a black banner hanging from a light pole in front of the Mechanical Engineering building.

Q&A: Monique Wells

The chemical engineering major launched her professional life in industry, but switched gears to pursue a love of teaching. After spending several years teaching engineering technology to high school students, Wells returned to the corporate environment with a passion for STEM education and equity. Recently named DTE Energy’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in February 2021, Wells reflects on her time at Tech and her vision for what DE&I efforts should mean at the workplace and in the classroom. Read More