Thermal Mattress Control of Sleep Quality

Do you ever suspect that you may be a poor sleeper? Do you have trouble maintaining or falling asleep? A multitude of factors may be impacting your sleep. One of the potential culprits is temperature control at night. Core body temperature dropping at night is essential for sleep efficiency, but when abnormalities in body temperature occur, it can be detrimental to your sleep.

Help us study the effects of a thermal heating and gradual cooling feature within a mattress that may improve sleep quality. We are currently recruiting participants. The time commitment includes three overnight stays in the MTU Sleep laboratory — one familiarization and two consecutive testing nights.

Please read the flyer for additional information regarding the screening process as well as participation.

GSG To Host a Webinar Series in Programming

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) Professional Development Committee has put together a webinar series in Programming, starting July 14:

  • "Introduction to Machine Learning with Python," by Timothy Havens (CC), July 14
  • "Managing Data" (Data Mining) in R," by Sneha Nimmagadda, July 15
  •  "Introduction to Deep Learning," by Timothy Havens (CC) July 16

Seats are not limited, but we ask that participants register so we know how many attendees to expect. You can find further information, including links to registration as well as the Zoom meetings, on our website.

Reminders

IDEA Hub/CTL Flex Fall Q&A Sessions and Workshops

Please join us for the next events in our summer series of Teaching Q&A sessions and workshops to help you prepare for Flex Fall, organized by IDEA hub and the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning. Each of these events will begin with 20 - 30 minutes of Q&A about teaching in Flex Fall.

Click the below links to register and be added to the calendar invites for these events which will include the Zoom link. If you have questions or do not get the calendar invite, please email margaret@mtu.edu.

  • Session #2: Online Teaching Showcase 3 - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 17). Teaching Q&A — 3 - 3:30 p.m. Teaching Showcase & Discussion — 3:30 - 4:30p.m.
  • Session #3: Develop Innovative Solutions 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Teaching Q&A — 3 - 3:30 p.m. Design Thinking Workshop - Develop Innovative Solutions: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Session #4: Prototype Your Innovative Solutions 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. Teaching Q&A: 3 to 3:30 p.m. Design Thinking Workshop - Prototype Your Innovative Solutions: 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Read the full story on Monday's Tech Today.

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TIAA Virtual Retirement Counseling

TIAA is offering virtual Retirement Counseling Sessions on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26. If you'd like to schedule an appointment with TIAA, call 800-732-8353 or book an appointment online.

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Research Q&A Session

This is a reminder to Michigan Tech’s research staff and faculty community to join us for a Research Q&A session from 11 a.m. to noon today (June 16) via Zoom. This session will feature a general Q&A related to the most updated policies and procedures for restarting and continuing research. Please submit any questions you would like addressed to the Research Question Board on COVID-19 Research Information & FAQ.

In the News

Kyle Rubin, director of admissions/recruitment, was quoted in the story "Michigan Technological University to resume campus visits June 22," on WJMN TV3.

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APS Virtual Poster Showcase

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Stewardship Network Spring Invasive Plant Removal Challenge

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