Summer Youth Programs Has Begun!

Summer Youth Programs are now in session — from today through August 3rd — campus will be home to several hundred middle and high school students each week. They will participate in more than 50 explorations, experience a miniature version of college life, and get a chance to explore the Keweenaw. So many faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students have come together to form an outstanding season of programming - the students can't wait to get started!

There are currently 1,145 students enrolled to attend this summer. They come from more than half of the United States as well as 14 different countries. We hope you will join us in giving them a warm Husky welcome and making this summer a great experience for all participants.

Updated Tables for Estimating GRA Stipends and Tuition

The Vice President for Research Office has updated the graduate student tables for budgeting stipends and tuition. These rates are to be used immediately in proposal budgets to external sponsors. The tuition rates per credit differ between Non-Engineering/Computer Science and the Engineering/Computer Science disciplines. Remember to take this into account when budgeting for one (1) credit. The updated stipend and tuition tables can be found online. 

Insomnia and Blood Pressure Study

Do you suffer from chronic insomnia? Is your sleep disrupted at least three nights a week and has it been on-going for at least three months? Chronic insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors such as sleep habits, environment, and/or medications. It can also be linked to other medical issues, like high blood pressure. Help us to study the effects of insomnia on your blood pressure by participating in our new study. Please read the flyer for additional information with a link to complete initial screening survey.

Reminders

Fall 2019 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2019 finishing fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m., June 26 to the Graduate School. Please email applications to gradschool@mtu.edu. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online

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Fall 2019 PHF Graduate Assistantship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2019 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m., June 25, to the Graduate School. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online

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Husky Health Tips

Did you attend the Benefits Fair on May 9? Be sure to check it off your Husky Health checklist under Option 2.

Not able to attend a presentation in person? Fidelity Keeping Your Personal Information Safe webinar counts toward Option 2. Check “Replay Only” for the webinar.

Never smoked or use tobacco? Be sure to check off and date “continued tobacco-free” under Option 2.

Check out the Husky Health website for information including slides from the Husky Health forums and links to webinars and fitness programs that count toward the Husky Health incentive.

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Randy Owsley Memorial Scholarship

The Randy Owsley Memorial Scholarship was developed by the Portage Health Foundation and Michigan Tech to give students the opportunity to shadow and work with Michigan Tech athletic trainers, who collaborate with local physicians to provide preventative services, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. The $500 scholarships, renewable for one additional semester, are named after the late Randy Owsley, who spent 18 years as the Huskies’ head athletic trainer and passed away in 2015. 

We are looking for applicants from various disciplines, not only those interested in becoming a physical/occupational therapist. Applicants should be interested in learning about healthcare from an athletic perspective, and available to commit 40 hours a semester minimum to team practices and travel. Complete the online form by July 19, 2019. Please contact hcunning@mtu.edu with any questions.

On the Road

Joan Chadde, Director of the Michigan Tech Center for Science and  Environmental Outreach, gave three presentations at the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) annual conference, June 10-14, at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. Her presentations included the following titles, Creating Great Lakes Stewards and Promoting Healthy Urban Watersheds in Detroit, Lake Superior Youth Symposium 1995-2019: Inspiring Stewardship, and Teacher-Created Innovative Invasive Species Lessons to Achieve State Standards.

New Funding

Tim Colling (CEE/CTT) is Principal Investigator on a project that has received a $50,525 contract from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Gary Schlaff (CEE) and Nick Koszykowski (CEE) are Co-PI's on the project titled "Roadsoft Support for MDOT Safety Services." This is a potential three-year project.

In Print

Graduate students Shuai Xia, Mingxi Fang, and Shulin Wan; research scientist Yibin Zhang and undergraduate students Logan Mikesell, Tessa E. Steenwinkel (Biological Science), and Tyler Phillips, along with Associate Professor Rudy L. Luck (Chemistry), Thomas Werner (Biological Science) and Professor Haiying Liu (Chemistry), published a paper titled, "A FRET‐Based Near‐Infrared Fluorescent Probe for Ratiometric Detection of Cysteine in Mitochondria" in ChemBioChem. Their research is supported by NIH through award numbers: R15GM114751 and 2R15GM114751-02. 

Tara L. Bal, Jacob R. Raj, and Dana L. Richter (SFRES) coauthored the paper, "Influence of Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) treatment of wood in decay tests" in the journal Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology 9(1), pp. 85–91, Doi 10.5943/cream/9/1/9. Chaga is a common and popular medicinal mushroom found on birch trees. Although many biologically active compounds have been isolated from chaga, this is the first report regarding its antifungal properties to prevent wood decay. Former SFRES graduates student Jacob Raj is currently with the US Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

In collaboration with Finnish researchers, Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) showed how to increase 3D printing cellulose ratio over 25 vol-% for this month's cover article for the journal 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. The article titled, "Mechanical Properties of Ultraviolet-Assisted Paste Extrusion and Postextrusion Ultraviolet-Curing of Three-Dimensional Printed Biocomposites," is available for free download. 

Today's Campus Events

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Girls Basketball Offensive Skills Camp (Grades 6-8)

Open to girls grades 6-8. The Michigan Tech offensive skills camp will focus solely on making players into well rounded offensive threats. Skill work will include: ball...

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Boys Basketball Development Camp

Open to grades 6-8. Take your basketball skills to the next level. During the Development Camp, you will work with experienced coaches and Michigan Tech basketball players,...

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Junior Mountain Biking Camp

Open to ages 13-U20 with previous mountain bike racing experience. Ride through beautiful scenery on well-maintained trails of the local area, including the Michigan Tech...

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Summer Science Camps: Making and Tinkering in Nature Grades 1-2

Michigan Tech is offering Summer Science Camps for students entering grades 1st through 6th. Each three day session explores a variety of topics, including nature, chemistry,...

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Summer Science Camps: Science and Technology Grades 3-5

Michigan Tech is offering Summer Science Camps for students entering grades 1st through 6th. Each three day session explores a variety of topics, including nature, chemistry,...

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Girls Basketball Offensive Skills Camp (Grades 9-12)

Open to girls grades 9-12. The Michigan Tech offensive skills camp will focus solely on making players into well rounded offensive threats. Skill work will include: ball...