Michigan Tech Partners with Keypath Education to Serve Professional Engineers

Michigan Tech has entered into a partnership with Keypath Education to launch online graduate degree programs in civil engineering and electrical engineering.

To advance in their careers, most professional engineers need two power boosts: experience and specialized education. While their jobs usually provide the experience, professional and family demands can make graduate school seem out of the question.

But new online programs that Michigan Tech will develop with the help of Keypath Education could change the equation for engineers across the country. By partnering with Keypath, an online program management firm that works exclusively with higher education institutions, Michigan Tech intends to address a key need in the professional engineering market: providing high-quality graduate education for working engineers who want to move forward in their careers, but can’t move away from their homes and jobs to get the training they need. Read the full story on the Michigan Tech News Website.

Presidential Search Update Today

 The next University update, open to the entire University and local community, on the Presidential Search will be held at 11 a.m. today (Feb. 22) in Memorial Union Ballroom A2. For those unable to attend the meeting on campus, you can access the live stream here. 

100 Percent Human - Improved

Implantable devices and cell therapy could reverse devastating effects to human bodies caused by diseases, helping us all reach our full physical potentials. We’re not talking cyborg-level enhancements, but technologies that remove impediments caused by genetic defects, injuries or disease. We’re talking 100 percent human—improved.

Imagine you fractured your tibia snowboarding. The doctors put your leg in a cast and you wait weeks or months for your bone to heal. Your doctor probably recommends (or requests) physical therapy (PT) to help healing. But what if there were a technology that could shave a few weeks off your PT time so you could get back on the board faster?

Read the rest of the story on Unscripted, Michigan Tech's research blog.

Lunch & Learn: All About Going Vegan

Have you considered going vegan but don't know where to start? Join us for a discussion about a vegan diet, how and why you might consider going vegan, and sample a vegan tasting menu catered by the MUB.

This Lunch and Learn is presented by Silke Feltz, PhD candidate, who studies the rhetoric of veganism, and hosted by WorkLife Connections and Employee Wellness. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge.

Register here. Space is limited.

A sample of vegan foods and refreshments will be provided. This free event is open to faculty, staff and students. Email Shannon Brodeur with questions.

Donation Bin Information

If your student organization or department is collecting donations, Facilities Management must be notified of any donation bins being placed on campus. Bins may only be placed in approved locations. See the list of approved locations online

Only one bin is allowed per building at a time. Bins are allowed on a first "notify," first serve basis, so submit your information to us early.

Student organizations or departments are responsible for:

  • Notifying Facilities Management of bin placement at least two days prior to placing the bin
  • Periodically emptying the bins
  • Removing any donated items left outside of the bins
  • Removal of the bin on the date reported

Facilities Management will monitor the bins and notify the student organization or department contact if:

  • There is already a bin placed in the location you have requested during the same time period
  • Bins are full
  • Bins are located outside of the approved areas
  • Donation items have been left outside of the bin
  • It is past the date that bin should have been removed

For additional information or to complete a “Donation Bin Notification Form,” see online.

Carnival of the Animals Concert Saturday

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra presents "Carnival of the Animals," 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. 

One of the great zoological works in the orchestral canon, "Carnival of the Animals," by Camille Saint-Saëns, includes humorous depictions of elephants, donkeys, lions, hens, roosters, tortoises, kangaroos and the famous “swan” for solo cello.

This concert also features two Russian masterworks: Dimitri Shostakovich’s "Festive Overture" and Modest Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition." 

Tickets are $19 for adults, $6 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech Fee. Tickets are available online, by phone at 7-2073, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex or at the Rozsa Center Box Office the evening of the performance. The Rozsa Box Office opens two hours prior to performances.

This concert is sponsored by a gift from John and Biruta Lowther.

Legendary Ailey II Dance Company Coming to the Rozsa Center

The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts will present the legendary Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 27), as a part of its 32-city US tour.

The Alvin Ailey dance spirit shines in Ailey II, known for its exhilarating and timeless performances nationally and internationally. Ailey II has been hailed as “second to none” by Dance Magazine, and noted for its “off the charts energy” by The New Yorker

The acclaimed 12-member ensemble will inspire audiences in cities across the U.S. and also reach international audiences in France and Spain. The troupe will return home for its annual New York season, taking place at the Ailey Citigroup Theater March 14 – 25.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers. One of the most popular dance companies in the country, Ailey II combines a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.

The program at the Rozsa will include the iconic “Revelations,” first premiered by Alvin Ailey in 1960. Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, says, "Alvin was making a statement about African-American cultural experience, saying, 'Hey, this is who we are, we live here, we were born here,' It was a brave action. Civil rights were roaring, and our protest was our performance.”

For more information on the tour, visit alvinailey.org.  

Tickets are on sale now: $22.00 - Adult, $10.00 - Youth, no charge for students with the experience tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at 7-2073, online, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex or at the Rozsa Box Office the evening of the performance. The Rozsa Box Office opens two hours prior to performances.

Tech's Smith is Cross Country Coach of the Year

Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Team Head Coach Tom Smith was named Coach Of The Year by the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA). Smith's team wrapped up the 2017-18 regular ski season with five First Team All-Conference honorees; Sarah Goble, Gaspard Cuenot, Tom Bye, Mitch DeLong and Reid Goble and two Second Team All-Conference award winners, Amanda Kautzer and Patrick Acton. 

Under the leadership of Smith, the Huskies Nordic ski team has had five podium finishes in CCSA competition. In addition, five of his athletes have qualified for the NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colorado — Sarah Goble, Kautzer, Cuenot, Bye and Reid Goble.

Smith and Assistant Coach Kristen Monahan, executed their first fundraising efforts as collegiate coaches, raising more than $8,000 and fully funded the team's new race suits. Joe Haggenmiller was the last Tech Nordic ski coach to be named Coach Of The Year in 2009. 

CCSA skiers receive points based on their performance for each race. The five skiers with the most points receive First Team honors. The remaining five athletes in the top-10 tier are named to the Second Team. Cuenot and Reid Goble earned All-Region honors for their top-10 performances at the regional championships Feb. 18 as well.

The Huskies will now get a break before finishing their 2017-18 season at the NCAA Championships March 8 and 10 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


Huskies Remain at No. 17

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team remained at No. 17 in this week's edition of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The Huskies have been ranked as high as No. 10 this season.

The Huskies extended their current winning streak to eight games and secured the 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division title with a pair of conference wins last week.

The Huskies look to avenge one of only two conference losses when they host Wayne State tonight. The Warriors beat the Huskies 50-40 Jan. 18 in Detroit. Tonight's tipoff is 5:30 p.m.

Acoustics and Noise Control Workshop on Rozsa Center Stage

Lily Wang will lead a workshop on “Designing a Modular Stage Shell Ceiling” on the Rozsa Center Stage. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 1. In the afternoon, students will form teams and come up with design ideas for the modular ceiling. The workshop will continue from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, when student teams will present their design ideas. Students, faculty and community members are invited to attend the workshop.

Wang will also present a lecture on “Theater Design Considerations.” Her visit is co-sponsored by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, and the departments of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics and Visual and Performing Arts.

Wang is a professor in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, and associate dean for graduate programs and faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Her primary research interests are in room acoustics and noise control. Wang's research group's work on human perception and performance in noise, classroom acoustics, uncertainty in acoustic measurements and room acoustics computer modeling has been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, among others.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, February 22, 2018 

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department. For more information regarding staff positions call 7-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

 Environmental Health and Safety Technician, Environmental Health and Safety.  Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  


ECE Seminar Today

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series continues with Mads Almassalkhi, who will present from 2 to 3 p.m. today (Feb. 22) in EERC 122.

Almassalkhi's presentation is titled "Coordinating Flexible Energy Resources With Packetized Energy Management." A meet and greet will immediately follow the seminar. Refreshments provided.


Call for Proposals: MTRAC Transportation $100K Award

The University of Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation announced the 2018 Call for Proposals. Receive up to $100,000 for further development and commercialization of your research. 

The deadline for proposal submission is March 13. More information is available onlineApply now. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Program Director Eric Peterson. Read the original Tech Today Story.


"When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?" Opens Tonight

The Tech Theatre Company presents Mark Medoff's Obie Award-winning play "When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?" Performances are tonight through Saturday of this week (Feb. 22-24) and March 1-3 in the McArdle Theatre in the Walker Arts and Humanities Center. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. each evening. 

Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for youth and no charge for Michigan Tech Students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 7-2073, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the SDC and at the McArdle Theatre prior to the show.


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 (Feb. 22/23) 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 lharry@mtu.edu.

Today's menu:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala (GF)
  • Tofu Tikka Masala (GF, VE)
  • Basmati Rice (GF, VE)
  • Green Salad (GF, VE)

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

In Print

Chelsea Schelly (SS) and Aparajita Banerjee (PhD graduate of Environmental and Energy Policy program in SS) are co-editors of the volume Environmental Policy and Pursuit of Sustainability, just published by Routledge.

In the News

Latika Gupta's (SBE) recent talk on the Great Recession, hosted by the Michigan Tech Economics Club, was featured on ABC10 News on Feb. 16 and The Daily Mining Gazette on Feb.19.

New Funding

Keat Ghee Ong (Bio Med/LSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $3,100 research and development grant from the Geogia Institute of Technology. The project is "An Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)."
This is the first year of a potential 5-year project totaling $390,006.