Angus Redmond Goes Pro After Freshman Season

Michigan Tech freshman goaltender Angus Redmond signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks the team announced Friday evening. Redmond just completed his freshman season with the Huskies.

Redmond, a native of Langley, British Columbia, appeared in 38 games for the Huskies in 2016-17, starting the final 37. He ranked third in the country, and second in the WCHA, with a 1.85 goals against average. His .917 save percentage was fifth in the league and 20th in the nation and he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team.

"Playing professional hockey has always been a dream of mine," Redmond said. "This was my dream and it was right in front of me. Michigan Tech gave me the opportunity and has been a great place to develop my game so that I'm ready for the next level.

"I owe a ton to the coaching staff. They gave me a chance to be 'the guy' this year. Mel's been a great coach to me and helped me along with any struggles I've had this year. I can't thank him enough for all that he's done. I worked a lot with Joe (Shawhan) this year, especially at the beginning of the season when I didn't play those first couple of weeks. It was a struggle, but he knew what I needed to do to be successful. Gary (Shuchuk) always had different competitions with me in practice to keep me motivated to keep pucks out of the net."

Redmond had a record of 22-10-5, good for a .662 winning percentage (second in the WCHA and 13th nationally). His 22 wins were tied for ninth in the nation and set a Michigan Tech record for wins by a freshman goaltender.

"First off, I congratulate Angus on signing with Anaheim," Tech Coach Mel Pearson said. "I know it's a dream of his to play in the NHL, and he has decided to start that journey.

"We thank him for the outstanding year that he gave us, and we wish him success as he pursues his NHL dreams. Even though it was a short stay, Angus provided our team and fans with many memorable moments."

"The two things I'll miss the most are my teammates and the fans," added Redmond. "I got really close with the other freshmen and it'll be tough to leave them. The fans really rallied around me this year and the whole 'Beef' thing really took off.

Redmond reported to the San Diego Gulls in the AHL. The team has six games remaining on its regular season schedule, including four games against Matt Roy's Ontario Reign.

"I want to go to San Diego and prove to them that I belong — for however long this season lasts," said Redmond. "Then I want to have a good summer of training and go into camp and show that I can make the next step and compete for a job."

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Applications for Fulbright US Student Program are Open

The Fulbright US Student Program application is now open for the 2018-2019 award year. 

What is the Fulbright program? It is a nationally competitive program sponsored by the US Department of State and provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to study, conduct research or serve as English teaching assistants for a year abroad. Grants are available in 140 countries and the goal of the program is to promote mutual exchange and build relations between the United States and those countries.

Successful applicants come from all areas of study, from STEM to Visual and Performing Arts. Eligibility requirements are that they hold a bachelor's degree at the time of starting their grant period and are US citizens. Grants typically include funding for round-trip travel, living expenses and healthcare benefits.

If you know any students who will be graduating from Michigan Tech by Spring 2018, and are interested in going abroad to pursue a graduate degree, do an independent research or arts project, or teach English, share this information with them. Now is the time for them to start thinking about the program, as it takes several months to put together a competitive application. Michigan Tech's internal deadline is Monday, Sept. 25.

If you or your students are interested in learning more, contact Michigan Tech's Fulbright Program Adviser, Helen Halt, in the International Programs and Services office at 7-1218.

Additional information can be found on the Fulbright website.

Help Us Recognize Alumni Volunteers

Do you have alumni who help out as guest speakers, mentors or give their time and talents to your department another way? We would like to show them our appreciation.

Volunteer Appreciation Week is coming up April 23-29. We would like to recognize all of our alumni volunteers who help out across campus by sending out a message of thanks with a special discount code to the bookstore.

If you have alumni you would like us to include in our message of thanks, complete this form by Friday (April 7) or contact the Alumni Office at 7-2400 or

FacultyWatch Survey Spring 2017

Michigan Tech has been invited to participate in FacultyWatch, an important industry survey conducted by OnCampus Research (IndiCo) and published by the National Association of College Stores. Michigan Tech is participating along with 41 other educational institutions across the nation. The survey is open today through Saturday, April 15. An email with the survey link will be sent to all faculty today with a reminder email sent on Monday, April 10.

To better serve our campus community, we ask for participation in a short survey about course materials. This is an opportunity to make our voices heard, maximize learning outcomes and be the driving force for making changes to course materials.

This industry-wide survey investigates faculty members' attitudes towards course materials, their value, preferred formats, the adoption process, open educational resources (OER) and the role of the campus store.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. Results will only be reported in the aggregate; results from individual stores will not be published. No survey participant will be contacted for promotional or sales purposes.

University Senate to Meet Wednesday

The University Senate will hold meeting #592 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 5) in Dow 642.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting. Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

Read the agenda for meeting #592. Read the minutes from meeting #591.

Economics Club to Host Panel Discussion

The Economics Club at Michigan Tech is sponsoring a panel discussion on "Economics of Climate Change" at 6 p.m. Thursday (April 6) in EERC 100.

The panel includes four Michigan Tech faculty: Gary Campbell (GMES), Sarah Green (Chem), Nancy Langston (SS) and Craig Waddell (Hu). Also on the panel is Jessica L. McCarty, research scientist at the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor. 

The discussion will be moderated by Brianna Koski, an economics undergraduate student and vice president of the Economics Club.

Sturos Signs With Texas Stars on Amateur Tryout Agreement

Michigan Tech hockey senior Reid Sturos has  signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Texas Stars of the AHL.

Sturos, a native of Brighton, Michigan, played four seasons for the Huskies, appearing in 149 career games. He was second on the team with 76 career points, scoring 29 goals and recording 47 assists.

Sturos had a career-high 25 points as a senior, scoring 11 goals and adding 14 assists. He was named the 2017 Winter Carnival MVP after a pair of goals to lead the Huskies to the MacInnes Cup for the fifth year in a row. He was named an assistant captain midway through the season and ranked second on the team with a plus/minus of plus18.

Texas is the primary AHL affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars. Michigan Tech Hall of Famer Scott White is General Manager of the Texas Stars along with his duties as the assistant GM of the Dallas Stars. 

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

The next Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday (April  6) in Dow 642. Timothy Scarlett (SS) will present "Preservation Engineering and Industrial Archaeology: Geotechnical Problems and Restoration Engineering Heritage Sites." 

Scarlett will discuss some areas of intersection between civil engineering and industrial archaeology by presenting fun examples drawn from antiquity and industrial landscapes around the world. Historic preservation is a major undertaking in the United States and throughout the world, generating billions of dollars in industry related to heritage resources, infrastructure, tourism and redevelopment.

Among the areas of interest to civil and environmental engineers, historic preservation projects often require creative solutions to problems for the stabilization and rehabilitation of historic structures that enable sustainable adaptive reuse. In a nation of aging and crumbling infrastructure, engineers should understand the laws and policies guiding agencies and municipalities as they evaluate the needs of their bridges, tunnels, highways, buildings, utilities, pipelines and other elements of the built environment. 

Engineers on these projects will often design plans guided by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to assure legal compliance, gain LEED certified status or secure the tax credits that will complete a project’s funding needs. 

Physics Colloquium Tomorrow

The next Physics Colloquium will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (April 4) in Fisher 133. Alexei Korolev will present "Mixed-phase Clouds: Progress and Challenges."

Mixed-phase clouds represent a three-phase colloidal system consisting of water vapor, ice particles and coexisting supercooled liquid droplets. Mixed-phase clouds are ubiquitous in the troposphere and occur at all latitudes from polar regions to the tropics.

Due to their widespread nature, mixed-phase processes play critical roles in precipitation formation, the life cycle of clouds, cloud electrification and radiative energy balance on both regional and global scales. Yet, in spite of many decades of observations and theoretical studies, our knowledge and understanding of mixed-phase cloud processes remains incomplete.

Korolev earned his PhD from Central Aerological Observatory in Moscow. Since 1994, Korolev has been a research scientist at Environment Canada in Toronto.

Benefit Series — Estate Planning and Social Security Basics

Benefit Services, in conjunction with the Office of Advancement, is offering employees an opportunity to learn more about estate planning and Social Security basics.
Benefit Services will offer two sessions, "Estate Planning Basics" on Monday, April 10 and "A Piece In the Puzzle of Retirement: Social Security Basics" on Tuesday, April 11.
If you are interested in attending one or both of these sessions, complete the registration form here. For additional session information, visit the Benefit Services website.
Contact Benefit Services at 7-2517 or should you have any questions.



Kay Tislar (CLS) will present "Eliciting Best Practices in Digital Literacy Tutoring: A Cognitive Task Analysis Approach" at the ACSHF forum from 2 to 3 p.m. today (April 3) in Meese 109.


Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminars Today

There will be two Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminars from 3 to 4 p.m. today (April 3) in GLRC 202.

Zhimin Song will present "Characterization of Kinetics and Performance in a Microbial Fuel Cell Supplied with Synthetic Landfill Leachate."

Divya Kamath will present "Experimental and Theoretical Investigations in Modeling Fate of Compounds in UV/Free Chlorine Advanced Oxidation processes in Aqueous Phase."


Equal Pay Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow (April 4) is Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes the extra days women work to catch up to what the average man earned the previous year. Red is worn on this day as a symbol of how far women and minorities are "in the red." 

Join the Copper Country League of Women Voters and the Keweenaw Business and Professional Women for a "Red Out" tomorrow to recognize Equal Pay Day. Cookies and literature will be handed out from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Husky statue across from the library.


Michigan Tech vs. NMU Blood Drive

The Yooper Blood Drive pitting Michigan Tech vs. NMU will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 5) in Douglas Houghton Hall.


"Nuts and Bolts of Commuting by Bicycle" Lunch and Learn

Interested in commuting by bicycle? Learn how to be comfortable and safe while riding and commuting, how to ride in groups and how to navigate roadways. Bring your questions — there will be time for discussion. 

This Lunch and Learn will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday (April 6) in the Memorial Union Conference Room B001.

Register here. HuskyPAW members may claim 100 bonus points for attending.


SIS Bra Show

The Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) continues their support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) through their annual Bra Show event. This year's show will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday (April 8) in the Forestry Building Atrium. The theme is "Outer Space."

The primary mission for the Bra Show is to increase awareness for Breast Cancer as well as raise money to support research for a cure. Departments are asked to join by sponsoring a table for $100. Your donated table will have a tag indicating your support of NBCF. You can also support the Bra Show by submitting a decorated bra on behalf of your team and/or department.

For more information or to arrange an account transfer, contact Christina Welch. Your contributions will help SIS to realize their fundraising goal of $2,000 to send to NBCF.


OAP Annual Gear Auction April 14

The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) is again hosting it's annual gear auction. The event will be held from 11 to 1p.m. Friday, April 14 in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

For more information, read previous Tech Today article.


Facilities Management Annual Utility Outages

Facilities Power Outages May 3-5

  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 — 6 a.m. Thursday, May 4
  • 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4 —  6 a.m. Friday, May 5

Buildings Affected: Hillside Place, EERC, Daniell Heights, Lakeshore Center, DHH, ATDC, Wads, Dow, McNair, Rozsa, GLRC, Walker, Central Htg. Plant, Football Stadium/Lights, Facilities Bldg.

Buildings with power, but no internet or phone: Honors House, University Residence, Ski Hill, IT/Facilities Warehouse, First Merit Bank, AERB (Hancock).

Note that in most cases elevators, fume hoods, exhaust fans, ventilation equipment, normal lighting, plug­-in appliances and plug-­in equipment will not operate during the outage. Information Technology will turn off all network equipment in the affected buildings for these outages starting at 5 p.m. on the days of the outage. There will be several buildings that will have power but no phone or internet service. For more information, read the original Tech Today story.


Annual Steam Shutdown to Begin April 30

Noon Sunday, April 30 — Noon Friday, May 5 (tentative weather pending).

Buildings Affected: Admin, AOB, ROTC,  R.L Smith (MEEM), MUB, Chem, EERC, Library, Rehki, Dillman, Fisher, Dow, M&M, Walker, Rosza, DHH, Wads, McNair, Hillside Place, GLRC, Forestry, Ice Arena, SDC, Gates.

Read the original Tech Today story.


Summer Keweenaw Geotours by Land and Boat

This is the fourth year of summer Geotours of the Keweenaw, led by Bill Rose (GMES) and Erika Vye. The tours are all about Keweenaw Geoheritage and feature the RV Agassiz. 

For registration, dates and details, see this link.

In the News

Haiying Liu's (Chem) research in using fluorescent probes to find cancer cells was covered by, eCancer, Science Daily, Health Medicine Network, R&D Magazine and many other publications worldwide.

Science360, a science news website published by the National Science Foundation (NSF), spotlighted the fluorescent probe research of Liu as one of its headline stories on March 30. 


Caryn Heldt's (ChE) work on virus hydrophobicity was covered by, Science Daily, Business Standard, the National Science Foundation news website and many other publications worldwide.


The Monroe News (Minnesota) published a feature article about Russell Lawson, a Michigan Tech student who is spending a year on a fellowship in Germany. The story was written by University Marketing and Communications writing intern Mary LeDoux.

This Week in Career Services

The Inside Scoop on Co-ops and Internships

Join us for ice cream and the "inside scoop" on co-ops and internships. If you are interested in knowing more about the co-op/internship experience, come and hear from students who will offer tips to the job search and a successful pursuit of your internship/co-op.

This event will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. today (April 3) in the MUB Commons and Edwin C. Davis Hall (ground floor of the Memorial Union Building).

If You Build It, They Will Come — Job Search Strategies Using Handshake

Join us for this interactive workshop to learn how you can improve your job search strategies by using Handshake.

Bring your own computer. We will be setting up profiles, using search tools and displaying your talents to make yourself marketable and find your Field of Dreams.

This workshop will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday (April 5) in Admin 220. Registration is limited, so sign up today.

Graduating Senior Series — Investing Your Hard-Earned Money

Live the life you always dreamed of. Learn how to take your hard-earned money and make it pay off for your future.

Join us for conversation with financial advisor and Michigan Tech hockey alumnus, Brent Peterson of Edward Jones from noon to 1 p.m. Friday (April 7) in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

IT Connect

Cables for your Standing Desk

As standing desks become more common on campus, Michigan Tech IT wants to remind you to consider the length of the cables connected to your computer and monitor.
Will your current cables accommodate a desk in the standing position? If not, let us know so we can work with you to order the right cables. This consideration will allow you to get to work right away, standing or sitting.

If you have any questions regarding this, contact us at or call 7-1111.

New Funding

Chunpei Cai (ME-EM/MuSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is titled "I-Corps: Software for Aircraft Analysis and Design."
This is a one-year project.
Timothy Havens (ECE/ICC) is the principal investigator on a research and development project that has received $15,000 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory.
Timothy Schulz (ECE) is the Co-PI on the project, "Self-Interference Modeling in Active Phased Arrays."
This is a five-month project.