Network Switch Operating System Upgrades

On the evenings of August 13 (Tuesday) and 14 (Wednesday) starting at 10 p.m. each night, IT will be upgrading the network switch operating systems throughout campus.

On Tuesday the primary building switches will be upgraded to address known bugs and get the latest security updates. Each building on campus will be down for up to 30 minutes as the upgrade is completed and the switch rebooted. We will work building by building until finished.

On Wednesday the rest of the switches in each building will be upgraded as well, again getting everything to a common version to address any bugs or security issues. This will cause isolated downtimes throughout campus buildings of up to 30 minutes.

If you have questions, we can help. Contact us at or 7-1111.

Summer Hours End

Summer hours end on (Sunday) August 18. Beginning (Monday) August 19, the University will return to regular office hours.

The regular hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All offices must be staffed during these hours.

The Building Blocks for Gamma-Ray Astronomy for High School

This summer a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) was hosted by the  Department of Physics at Michigan Technological University and the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) research group at Michigan Tech. The six-week experience involved learning about the HAWC observatory and Gamma-Ray astronomy, developing five related lesson plans, and constructing a website to share the 2018 and 2019 RET lesson plans. Please join the 2019 teachers, Matt Laird and Heather Murphy, on (Friday) August 9 in Rekhi Hall Room 214 at 10:00 a.m. for a presentation/demonstration highlighting the following lesson plans: Celestial Navigation, Modeling Gamma-Ray Data, Observations of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, SS433 A Journey with the Scientific Method, and Star Evolution and Gamma Ray Sources.

Heather Murphy is a high-school science teacher at Hancock High School, in Hancock Michigan. A Michigan Tech alumni graduating with a BS 2002 (major Biology minor General Science), and MSASE 2017, with Secondary Education Teaching Certificates in Biology (DA) 6-12, Science (DX) 6-12, Physics (2500), A.P. Physics- College Board, and A.P. Biology- College Board.

Matt Laird is a high-school science teacher at Lake Linden - Hubbell High School. A Michigan Tech alumni graduating in 2014 with a BS in Applied Geophysics and 2016 with a MS in Geophysics and a Science (DX) 6-12 certification.

Soccer Picked Fifth in GLIAC Preseason Poll

The Michigan Tech women's soccer program enters the 2019 season fifth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Poll, announced Wednesday morning by the conference office. 2019 will mark the 10th year of competition for the program. 

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Volleyball Picked Second in GLIAC North Division

The Michigan Tech volleyball team has been picked second in the North Division in the GLIAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Huskies to continue their upward trajectory coming off back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament and three straight second-place finishes in the GLIAC North Division. Head coach Matt Jennings has won 111 matches and enters his eighth year, coming off a pair of 20-win seasons, including the fourth-highest win total and third-fewest losses in a single-season with a 23-7 record in 2018. 

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PhD Defenses 

Biomedical Engineering PhD student, Brad Nelson, will present his PhD Defense on Friday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m. in M&M U113. The title of his defense is: “A Smart Implantable Bone Fixation Plate Providing Strain Actuation and Monitoring for Orthopedic Fracture Healing”

Biomedical Engineering PhD student, Salil Karipott, will present his defense on Friday, August 9th at 2:30 p.m. in M&M U113. The title of his defense is: “Magnetoelastic Bone Fixation Device for Controlling Local Mechanical Stimuli to Bone Fracture Sites”

On the Road

Nancy Barr (Eng Com) presented a paper titled, “Divergent Courses: Preparing Graduate Students for Diverse Career Paths,” at the IEEE Professional Communication Society Conference in Aachen, Germany, July -24-26. The paper describes a two-course sequence in the ME-EM graduate engineering program that addresses the unique needs of students interested in either industry career paths or academia, regardless of language background. One course prepares students for communicating persuasively and collaboratively in business environments, while the second course focuses on the traditional research genres of journal papers, conference presentations, and grant proposals. Also, as secretary to the society’s Board of Governors, Barr attended the board’s annual meeting prior to the conference.

In the News

Stacker published their "best value colleges in every state." Michigan Tech was named best in Michigan. 


Job Posting

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in the Department of Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions call 487-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist or Research Engineer, Great Lakes Research Center. Apply online

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Summer Figure Skating School

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Master's Defense: Sarah Washko

Environmental Engineering Advisor: David Watkins Flood Inundation Mapping for Huron Creek Houghton County, Michigan


Dissertation, Thesis, and Report Formatting Workshops

Are you working on formatting corrections for your dissertation, thesis, or report? Do you need help? Are you unsure where to submit your dissertation, thesis, or...


Master's Defense: Evan Gawron

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Michigan Rail Conference

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Michigan Technological University Rail Transportation Program, Michigan State University, Michigan Railroads Association,...