Minerick Shifts Gears as the New Dean of the School of Technology

Adrienne Minerick will become dean of Michigan Tech’s School of Technology on July 1.

Minerick currently holds four titles at Michigan Tech. She is the associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Engineering, assistant to the provost for faculty development, a professor of chemical engineering and an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering. From the classroom to the lab to her own business, Minerick knows the challenges and joys of teaching, research and service.

Read the full story on mtu.edu/news.

Memorial Union Closed Monday

The Memorial Union will be closed on Monday (May 28) in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. It will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday (May 29).

HuskyCard Design Recognized

Last summer, Michigan Tech updated the Huskycard to reflect our new logo and brand. This work received recognition.

The Huskycard placed in the top five for Best Card Design at this year's National Association for Campus Card Users (NACCU) conference in Reno, Nevada.

Tracey Reed attended the conference as a representative of Michigan Tech. To find out more information regarding HuskyCards, visit our HuskyCard page.

NSF CAREER 2018 Intent to Submit Requested

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) CAREER program is open to tenure-track assistant professors in all NSF-supported disciplines. Eligibility criteria, proposal deadlines and additional details can be found on the program web page. Faculty planning to submit to the National Science Foundation's CAREER program this July are requested to submit a non-binding online "intent to submit" form to help the sponsored programs office plan for submissions. If you are planning to submit a CAREER proposal in 2018 and have not yet completed the form, please do so by Thursday (May 31).

5th Annual Brockway Mountain Raptor Migration Field Trip Concludes Today

For the second day, students from throughout the area are on top of Brockway Mountain in Keweenaw County taking part in the 5th Annual Brockway Mountain Raptor Migration Field Trip. Yesterday was the first day of the field trip with students on the mountain from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event wraps up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Classes rotate through a series of four stations on binocular use, raptor ID, geoheritage and viewing raptors.

The event is coordinated by Michigan Tech's Center for Science and Environmental Outreach with funding from the Copper Country Audubon Club and the Wege Foundation. 

Outdoor Adventure Weekend at the Ford Center

Join us for a fun weekend of outdoor education and recreation at Michigan Tech's Ford Center and Forest on July 20 to 22.

Learn from faculty and instructors in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science about the flora and fauna of the Keweenaw. See first hand the launching of drones and learn how such technology works with GIS and remote sensing, and how it is impacting environmental research. Try your hand at tree climbing and nature journaling. Hike as you learn about the geomorphology of the area and paddle the Sturgeon River searching for animal tracks.

Hear from world-renowned wildlife biologist, Rolf Peterson, about the history and the future of the Isle Royale National Park wolf-moose study, the world’s longest predator-prey wildlife study. Enjoy hiking, paddling and socializing around the campfire.

The weekend will be fun and educational with many hands-on activities. Lodging will be in the full-service conference center with meals featuring local favorites. Children age 12 and older are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians. The all-inclusive cost per person is $375.00 adults and $325 for children 12–16.

Register online or for more information visit the Outdoor Adventure Weekend website.

First Friday University Social June 1

Faculty, staff, graduate students and Michigan Tech retirees are invited to join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Housing and Residential Life, and Student Activities for June's First Friday University Social from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 1 on the Hamar House Lawn.

Complimentary beverages, snacks and a Chicago style hot dog bar will be served. Started in 2006, First Friday University Socials provide a casual setting for members of the campus community to meet new people, learn about other schools and departments and share work and interests with colleagues.

This is the final social until the 2018-19 academic year. First Friday Socials will resume in September with the Graduate School and Graduate Student Government as the sponsor.

The schedule for the 2018-19 year is full, but if your department is interested in hosting a social for the 2019-20 academic year or would like more information, contact event-management-l@mtu.edu or call 7-2543.

View the complete 2018-19 First Friday Socials schedule.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Friday, May 25, 2018

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. 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.

Custodian​ (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift), ​Facilities. ​AFSCME posting 5/25/2018 - 6/1/2018. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. ​Apply online.

Custodian​ (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift), ​Facilities. ​AFSCME posting 5/25/2018 - 6/1/2018. External applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. ​Apply online.

Software Developer, Center for Technology and Training (CTT). Apply online

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

New Funding

Andrew Barnard (MEEM/GLRC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $59,405 research and development grant from the Office of Naval Research.

The title of the project is "ONR Graduate Traineeship Award: Multi-Modal, Near-Shore, Ice-Covered Arctic Acoustic Propagation Measurements and Analysis."

This is a one-year project.


No Tech Today Monday and Tuesday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no Tech Today Monday (May 28) and Tuesday (May 29). Tech Today will resume on Wednesday (May 30). The submission deadline for articles published on Wednesday is noon Tuesday (May 29). Email any questions to Tech Today or call 7-3497.

In the News

Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE), was quoted in Nature in the technology feature article "DIY Goes in vivo," about developing open hardware for science. 

Pearce was quoted in the article Kodin jäte voi pian muuttua leluiksi tai käyttöesineiksi – Tältä näyttää 3d-tulostuksen tulevaisuus, joka mullistaa muovin kierrättämisen in Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland and the Nordic countries. Pearce discussed the opportunities to distribute recycling and 3D printing.
A public presentation that included David Flaspohler (SFRES), was the subject of the article "DNR forum discusses how to support songbird habitat with land management techniques," in the Marquette Mining Journal. The forum, held May 17, aimed to educate the public on songbirds and how private lands can be developed and enhanced to support birds.