Michigan Tech Named a College That Pays You Back

Michigan Tech has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of 200 colleges across the nation that “pay you back.”

Princeton Review, a private education services company not affiliated with Princeton University, announced its annual list of “Colleges that Pay You Back” Wednesday.

Princeton Review chooses the 200 colleges on its list based on three criteria:

  • Stellar academics
  • Affordable cost—either via a comparatively low sticker price or generous financial aid or both
  • Strong career prospects for graduates

Michigan Tech alumna Monica Fraser agrees with the Princeton Review that her Michigan Tech education was well worth its price. Fraser, daughter of a kitchen and bathroom installer and a school teacher from Allen Park—a Detroit suburb—graduated from Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering in December 2016. Before she had even graduated, she had landed a lucrative job as a software engineer with Amazon in Detroit. 

“We know there are more science, engineering, technology and mathematics jobs than there are candidates,” said John Lehman, associate vice president for enrollment and university relations. “This demand is driving up salaries. So our students’ degrees turn into jobs that become a surefire ticket to the middle class soon after they graduate. And for students who come from limited financial means, that is upward social mobility. Michigan Tech is committed to continuing to provide these opportunities to our students."

Read the full story on the Michigan Tech News website.

Saturday is Junior Hockey Night, Skate With the Huskies

Saturday is Junior Hockey Night at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena, the annual celebration of youth hockey players in the area. There will also be Skate With The Huskies after the game.

The first 200 youth into the building will receive a goody bag with coupons and candy. Dining Services will have popsicles on sale for 50 cents, while supplies last. There will also be a variety of door prizes during Skate With The Huskies, including a week of Michigan Tech sports camp of choice, a signed jersey, signed sticks, mini sticks and much more.

Junior hockey night sponsors include Center Ice Skate & Sport, Michigan Tech Recreation, The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, Orbit Video Games, University Images, Dairy Queen and Dominos.

The Huskies host Alaska this weekend. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. each night. Tickets to the games can be purchased at the SDC Ticket Office, online at BuyHuskiesTickets.com or over the phone at 7-2073.

Basketball Teams Battle Wayne State Tonight

The Michigan Tech Men's and Women's basketball teams' road trip continues in Detroit as they take on Wayne State tonight. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men's contest at 7:30 p.m.

Coach Kim Cameron's women's team is looking for its fourth straight win tonight. The Huskies are 14-2 overall and 8-1 in the GLIAC.  Wayne State is 11-4 on the season and 6-3 in conference play. Michigan Tech leads the all-time series against Warriors with a record of 42-16.

The men, (7-9 overall, 4-5 in GLIAC), are looking to snap a six-game winless streak against the Warriors who come into the contest at 8-6 overall and 6-3 in the conference. The Warriors lead the all-time series with Michigan Tech 53-32, but the Huskies have won seven of the last eight meetings between the two programs.

Both of tonight's games can be heard on local radio on 93.5 FM with Kirk McDonnell, director of athletics communication calling the action. The games will also be live streamed on pasty.net.

Reinke on Hobey Baker Fan ballot

Michigan Tech hockey defenseman Mitch Reinke is a candidate for the 2018 Hobey Baker Award, given annually to college hockey's top player. Initial fan voting is now open on the Hobey Baker Facebook page.

Reinke, a sophomore from Stillwater, Minnesota, is sixth in the country in assists amongst defensemen with 16, placing him second in the WCHA. He is currently tied for the team lead with 18 points. Reinke was named an alternate captain in only his second season with the Huskies and was recently named to the Great Lakes Invitational and Ice Vegas Invitational all-tournament teams.

Tech is 9-1-4 when Reinke records a point. He has four multi-point games this season. Reinke also leads the Huskies with 43 blocked shots to ranked fifth in the WCHA and is second on the team, and ranked in the top 10 in the WCHA, with a plus-8.

Award criteria include candidates emulating the exceptional character traits exhibited by the award's namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton. 

Monroe on Award Watch List

Kyle Monroe of the Michigan Tech men's basketball team has been named to the Top 100 Watch List for the 2017-18 Bevo Francis Award, announced this week by Small College Basketball. The watch list is comprised of players who compete at the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA levels.

Monroe, a junior forward from Green Bay, Wisconsin, is averaging 24.4 points per game and leads the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in scoring through 16 games this season. 

Read the full story and find out more about Huskies sports on michigantechhuskies.com.

Tech Assistant Football Coach to Speak at State-wide Coaching Clinic

Michigan Tech co-defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator Bryan Thomas will speak at the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) annual football clinic today through Saturday in Lansing.

Thomas will speak on punt block and practice structure for special teams. The Michigan Tech special team's unit blocked six kicks this past season (punts/field goals/extra points), including a punt block for a touchdown in the season opener against Truman State.

"I'm excited to head down there to speak on something I am very passionate about," Thomas said. "It will also be an opportunity to stay in contact and interact with many high school coaches in our recruiting area."

There will be a number of coaches from high school, NCAA Division II, and NCAA Division I speaking on various topics in the game of football.

Nearly 100 Fall Sport Athletes honored for Academics

A total of 97 Michigan Tech student-athletes earned recognition from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for academics as the league announced its Fall Academic Excellence Awards and All-Academics Teams.

Huskies student-athletes from cross country, football, volleyball,  soccer and women's tennis were lauded for their work in the classroom.

Criteria states the student-athlete must be an active member on the roster at the end of the season, not a freshman or a first year transfer student. All-Academic Teams are comprised of those student-athletes that meet criteria and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0-3.49. Academic Excellence Teams are comprised of student athletes that have a cumulative GPA of 3.50-4.0. Grades are based on marks from the fall semester of 2017.

To read the full story and see  the 2017 GLIAC Fall All-Academic & All-Academic Excellence teams, visit michigantechhuskies.com.

Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis and Report Process

Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about the resources available to them to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents and submitting their documents. In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion. Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome. You may attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.

  • When: 1 – 5 p.m. Jan. 23 (see detailed schedule)
  • Who: Students completing a dissertation, thesis or report; faculty and staff who assist students with submission
  • Where: Forestry G002; the Forestry Atrium will have snacks and seating for breaks or live online (register to attend online and receive participation instructions)
  • Registration: Please register to receive handouts via email or attend online. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online.

Information on submitting, formatting and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

A detailed schedule is also available


MLK Rap Game Tonight

As part of MLK Week activities, Michigan Tech's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will host a Rap Game Night at 7 p.m. today (Jan. 18) in the DHH ballroom. Like to Rap? Want to showcase your skills? Then join NSBE and compete in the MLK Rap Game. The winner will get a prize.


Campus Communicators Meeting Today

What is the importance of "bragging" in higher-ed marketing and how can Michigan Tech communicators do more of it? What does bragging look like/sound like in our brand tone of voice? Explore these and other brand discussions and activities together in small groups during the Campus Communicators meeting at 10 a.m. today (Jan. 18) in MUB B001. Also on the agenda, see the 2018 Michigan Tech brand guide. Students, staff and faculty are welcome. To be added to the Google calendar invite, email srink@mtu.edu.


Introduction to Lean Workshop

The Office of Continuous Improvement is again offering Introduction to Lean workshops for Michigan Tech employees. Training dates and times are:
• 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25
• 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 20
• 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jun. 21

The training will be in the Memorial Union Ballroom B2. There's no cost for this training.

To register for the course, complete this form by selecting a workshop date and entering your name and department. Once registered, we'll add you to a calendar event for the workshop.


C-Cubed Luncheon Today

This week's C-Cubed luncheons take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and tomorrow (Jan. 18/19) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited. The buffet lunch is $10 per person. Cash, credit cards and C-Cubed gift certificates (available in the Memorial Union office) are accepted. Find more information and share C-Cubed feedback online. To join the C-Cubed Google Group and receive weekly menus, email llharry@mtu.edu.

Today's menu:

Salmon Tacos (GF)
Black Bean Quinoa Tacos (GF, VE)
Santa Fe Corn Soup (GF)

Fresh Toppings:
Cabbage-Bell Pepper Slaw (GF, VE)
Cilantro Crema (GF, V)
Mango Salsa (GF, VE)

V- Vegetarian, VE-Vegan, Vegetarian, GF- Gluten Free


ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker Today

The next Graduate Seminar Speaker Series is at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 18) in EERC 103.

William Cooke (KIP) will present "Spectral Analysis and Device Development for Assessment of Traumatic Injury." He received his PhD in kinesiology/exercise physiology from Texas A&M University. His primary research interest is the autonomic regulation of human cardiovascular function. Cooke joined Michigan Tech in the fall of 2017 as one of three Portage Health Foundation endowed professors.

In the News

Channel 3/UPMatters aired a story about Michigan Tech and Finlandia students reading to elementary school children in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Yap's review article Top 10 in 2017

A Frontier Review article published by Yoke Khin Yap (Physics) was one of the Top 10 most downloaded articles published in Environmental Science: Nano in 2017 and was included in a feature collection showcasing the journal's Most Downloaded Articles. This article, entitled “Water Purification: Oil-water Separation by Nanotechnology and Environmental Concerns” was co-authored by Chee Huei Lee, Bishnu Tiwari and Dongyan Zhang.

Environmental Science: Nano is a high-impact journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This journal is designated to publish articles on nanomaterial applications and interactions with environmental and biological systems.


Predebon represents Michigan Tech at Michigan auto show funding new autonomous test track

Bill Predebon (ME-EM) represented Michigan Tech at the Governor's press conference on the American Center for Mobility (ACM) at the International Auto Show in the Cobo Center for Detroit on Jan. 16. Subaru of America gave a two million dollar sponsorship to the ACM with state, business and education officials on the stage. All of the representatives from the ACM University Consortium were present on stage. The full article can be found here.