Job Posting

Job Postings for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in 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.

Custodian (12 months/Part-time, No Base/Shifts Vary), Facilities. AFSCME posting. External Applicants will not be reviewed until after all internal applicants. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment or an interview at Michigan Technological U

In the News

The Graduate Student Government's promise to match up to $10,000 in donations from other students to the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund, was the Michigan story in USA Today's News from around our 50 states.


Michael Meyer, director of the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning, was quoted in the story "Mock classroom helping test COVID-19 practices for returning to class at MTU," on WLUC TV6.


The work of David Holden and John Schneiderhan of the Van Pelt and Opie Library in developing face shields for Michigan Tech faculty was the topic of the story "MTU researchers design new mask for faculty," on WLUC TV6.


Portrait Sessions by Appointment

Faculty, staff and graduate students can have their complimentary professional portrait taken by University Marketing and Communications at the following sessions:

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20
  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21

Both sessions will take place outdoors near the wind harp. Face coverings are required until you are in front of the camera and six-foot social distancing must be maintained at all times. In case of rain, the session will be canceled.

An appointment is required and can be scheduled online. On the calendar, go to Aug. 20 and 21, choose the time you want, then click Save.

Please use your account when scheduling a time slot. Alternatively, departments or individuals can contact Brockway Photography at 906-482-1900 to schedule a session and purchase portraits at any time. We recommend asking any outside vendor about their safety practices.


Biomedical PhD Defense Today

Biomedical Engineering PhD student Samerender Hanumantharao will present a doctoral defense at 10 a.m. today (Aug. 5) via Zoom. The title of his defense is, “Artificial Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Application Emphasizing the Role of Biophysical Cues."


Biomedical PhD Defense Thursday

Biomedical Engineering PhD student Rattapol Pinnaratip will present his Doctoral Defense Thursday (Aug. 6) at 1 p.m. via Zoom. The title of his defense is, “Study of Silica Nanoparticle Composite on Silica-hydrogen Peroxide Interactions and their Effects in Catechol Based Adhesives."


Volunteers needed for Move-In


The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is looking for faculty, staff and student volunteers for move-in Friday and Saturday Aug. 21/22.

You can help our students and their families by moving a few crates, giving directions, or being that welcoming face. Volunteer shifts for faculty, staff, and students are available on both days.

This year, we ask our volunteers to take extra precautions to keep everyone safe, including symptom tracking, short training, and some additional steps for sanitizing and social distancing. COVID-19 related restrictions will make our volunteers more important than ever, as we are limiting the number of guest helpers in the move-in process and relying on trained volunteers to keep the process running smoothly.

We are also extending the check-in and move-in process to include 2 to 6 p.m. Friday afternoon (Aug. 21), and ask all students to check-in at an assigned time to help keep numbers evenly spread out through the expanded time.

Please register by Aug. 17 to volunteer. For more information read the full Tech Today story.

Items Available

Civil and Environmental Engineering has chairs available. Many chairs are appropriate for conference rooms or offices and are available for any Michigan Tech unit. Located in the Dow lake level loading dock. Please help yourself.

Email if you would like more information.

New Funding

Pengfei Xue (CEE/GLRC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $50,781 research and development co-op/joint agreement-cost from Argonne National Laboratory.

The project is "Pengfei Xue Joint Appointment Argonne National Labs." This is a two-year project.


Michelle Jarvie-Eggart (EF/RISE) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $199,633 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.

The project is entitled, "Research Initiation: Factors Motivating Engineering Faculty to Adopt and Teach New Engineering Technologies." Shari Stockero (CLS/RISE) is the Co-PI on this two-year project.


Bruce Lee (BioMed/HRI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $80,586 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.

The project is entitled, "Biomimetic Redox Chemistry for Antiviral Application." Caryn Heldt (ChE/HRI) is the Co-PI on this three year project.

Today's Campus Events

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Classroom Tech Training Session

Thursday, August 6 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


PhD Defense: Alexander Miranda

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Advisor: Steven Goldsmith Cyber Risk Management and Modeling for Photovoltaic (Pv) Plants Attend Virtually:...


PhD Defense: Samerender Nagam Hanumantharao

Biomedical Engineering Advisor: Smitha Malalur Nagaraja Rao Artificial Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Application Emphasizing the Role of Biophysical Cues ...


Remote Instruction Training Session

Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Weekly Michigan Tech Trumpet Hang

Join MTU's Director of Jazz Studies Adam Meckler for his weekly Michigan Tech Trumpet Hang. Each week will be different, and will cover a variety of subjects such as warming...


Summer Research Proposal Meetup

The Research Development team is hosting a weekly Summer Research Proposal Meetup series to help the campus community along with proposal writing over the summer. Meetings...


Master's Defense: Mohamed Mohamed

Geophysics Co-advisors: Roohollah Askari and Snehamoy Chatterjee Stochastic Inversion Integrating Seismic Data, Litho-Facies Physical Properties, and Multiple-Point...


PhD Defense: Zhongyuan Hu

Statistics Advisor: Shuanglin Zhang Novel Gene-Based Association Test Based on New Polygenetic Risk Scores and Real Data Analysis Using UK Biobank COPD Data Attend...


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...


Kites and Community! Outdoor Sculpture 2020

Kites & Community Outdoor Sculpture students spent last week making kites and holding a community (physically-distanced) picnic. Faculty member Lisa Gordillo designed this...


Outside – apart – together

Online Sculpture Walk Outside – apart – together, the Outdoor Sculpture class’s online sculpture exhibit, opens today. The exhibit is an online sculpture walk, and it...