ADVANCE Weekly Roundup

In business, diverse perspectives are known to drive innovation and profitability. Diverse perspectives drive innovation in all aspects of academia as well. A recent study emphasizes these innovations in the research arena and also highlights the fact that novel contributions by gender and ethnic minorities in academia are not as readily adopted by their peers.

Today’s edition of the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup summarizes this study and highlights key areas where inequities exist. Counter academic inequities by reading and citing articles such as these

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In the News

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the story "Houghton high-tech companies receive COVID-19 support funding: 58 early-stage tech companies receive $3 Million in support from state’s Tech Startup Stabilization Fund," in the Daily Mining Gazette.


A Michigan Tech project was mentioned in the story "Naval Engineering Education Consortium addresses Navy’s technology needs at 10 warfare centers," in Naval Sea Systems Command.


A partnership between Michigan Tech and the Dickinson County Road Commission was mentioned in the story, "Road rehab: Dickinson introduces ‘cold in place’ asphalt recycling to UP," in the Iron Mountain Daily News.

Today's Campus Events

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Office Hours with Brett Hamlin

Husky Bites: Tips and Tricks from Three Chairs and a Dean Brett Hamlin Interim Chair, Engineering Fundamentals Michigan Technological University About Husky Bites Husky...


PhD Defense: Vagarshak Begoyan

Chemistry Advisor: Marina Tanasova Exploring Substrate Specificity of Fructose Transporters En Route to Glut Specific Probes for Biochemical and Biomedical Applications ...


#q: Sculpture Under Quarantine

#q: sculpture under quarantine is an online gallery created by students in Advanced Sculpture Studio. Students in this class developed works of art while social distancing in...


APS Virtual Poster Showcase

The Association for Psychological Science will be hosting a Virtual Poster Showcase from June 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. Participants will be able to view the latest...


Outdoor Sculpture 2020 - Student artist Mara Hackman (Medical Laboratory Science)

UPDATE: TWO works by student Mara Hackman are now part of our online "Outdoor Sculpture 2020" gallery! Hackman's first sculpture, titled "Line," was created with a "wave of...


Outdoor Sculpture 2020 - Student artist Mykaela Cayemberg (Civil Engineering)

Michigan Tech Student Mykaela Cayemberg (Civil Engineering) created this sculpture from daisies she collected at the Lake Linden Dredge as part of Lisa Gordillo's (online)...


Outdoor Sculpture 2020 - Student Artist: Erin Mauk (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation)

"I used walnut tree leaves, stripped the leaves away on one side, then buried each end of each leaf stem into the dirt, to create arch-like shapes ... I was trying to...


Outdoor Sculpture 2020 - Student Artist: Sarah Arnold (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation)

“I've (had) a couple different reactions from my family and friends. The sculpture made all of them feel really happy and put a smile on their faces. A lot of them said that...