Washington Monthly Ranks MTU Among Best in Nation

Michigan Tech appears on Washington Monthly's "2020 National University Rankings." Washington Monthly utilizes a set of metrics that are different than other ranking systems in that they rank national universities—four-year institutions that award a significant number of doctoral degrees—based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.

Michigan Tech was rated #69 among national universities in 2020, moving up seven spots from 2019, and third in Michigan. Washington Monthly placed a total of 389 colleges and universities on this year's list. 

Washington Monthly also placed Michigan Tech on the Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Midwest (#76 of 372 schools listed).

University Senate to Meet Wednesday

The next meeting of the University Senate (#644) will convene at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 16) via Zoom.  

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting.

Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

You can view the agenda for meeting #644 as well as the minutes of meeting #643.

Zoom Waiting Room Change

 Starting Sunday, Sept. 27, all Zoom meetings on the Michigan Tech account must have a waiting room or passcode. Zoom is requiring this change for all of its enterprise customers.

Here are some tips to help make the experience of joining meetings as smooth as possible.

  • As a meeting attendee, be sure to sign in and claim your Michigan Tech Zoom account. By signing in at the Michigan Tech portal, Zoom will recognize you as a Michigan Tech member.
  • As a host, you can choose to use the waiting room function or set a passcode for your meeting. If you do not choose an option, Zoom will add a waiting room by default. For more details on setting a waiting room or passcode see our support article on Zoom meeting security.
  • Since this change also applies to any existing recurring meetings, you will want to check your personal meetings and make the necessary changes. You can view a list of your current meetings by signing in at the Michigan Tech Zoom page.
  •  Zoom has improved the waiting room notifications so the meeting host can now receive audio prompts that an attendee has entered the waiting room. Zoom has more extensive information about this change on their support page.

During the week prior to the change, IT will be running reports and notifying hosts who still have meetings that will be affected.

If you have any questions about the upcoming Zoom change, we can help. Contact IT at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

NASIC Virtual Information Session

The National Air & Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) located in Dayton, Ohio is the Department of Defense’s primary source for intelligence on foreign military threats from air, space, and cyberspace.

NASIC is recruiting electrical engineers, computer engineers and computer scientists.

There will be a virtual information session from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 15) via Zoom. The passcode is 999345.

KIP September Seminar

The KIP September Seminar will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 via Zoom. The seminar is titled “Celebrating Apollo's 50th Anniversary: Pushing the Limits of the Human Body to Explore the Moon, Mars, and Beyond."

How does space affect the human body and what do we do about it? Overall health, diet, sleep, exercise. Sit back, listen, and laugh while you learn. There will be presentations by students and faculty in the Department of Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology.

In the News

Guy Meadows (GLRC) was quoted in the article "Work begins to build beach wall on Empire shoreline," in the Glen Arbor Sun.


Michigan Tech was mentioned in the article "Laser Pulses Enable Tunable Spin Wave Excitation," in Photonics.com. The story was also covered by AZO Materials.


Fill Out the COVID-19 Symptom Tracking Form Before Coming to Campus

A reminder that no one is permitted to come to campus with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. All employees are required to monitor their symptoms daily before coming to campus. The Daily Symptom Tracking Form is a short form that will help you determine if you have COVID-19 symptoms. 

 In addition, all visitors must fill out the Visitor Symptom Tracking Form each day before coming on campus. 


Honrath Lecture Today

The Richard E. Honrath Memorial Lecture is scheduled as a virtual seminar at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 14). Neil Donahue, Thomas Lord Professor, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Engineering and Public Policy; director, Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research will present "Nitrogen oxides and new-particle formation."

The lecture is sponsored by the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) and the Richard E. Honrath Memorial Fund. Read the abstract. To register for the Zoom seminar click here.


GSG Hosts Career Fair Prep Workshop

Being well prepared for a Career Fair can make a big difference in your employment opportunities. And with the recent changes related to COVID-19, you might wonder what the best ways to prepare might look like.

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) will host a Career Fair Prep workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Chris Hohnholt, assistant director of career services and career advisor, will lead the discussion and answer your questions about resume writing, (virtual) interviews, internships and co-ops, and professional grooming.

Find the links to registration and to the workshop here, and feel free to contact Yasasya Batugedara at gsg-prodev@mtu.edu with any questions.

Today's Campus Events

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Superior Wilderness: Art from the Isle Royale Collection

Selections of art from the Isle Royale artist in residence program. Exhibit runs Sept. 1 - 16.


Resume Prep Session

Join us for a Resume Prep Session as you gain the tips on how to better your resume.


Seoul'd on Korea

Join University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) virtually -- Catch a ride on the Korean Wave and learn which of USAC's two Seoul programs are right for you. Registration link


Study abroad with ISA

Ready to explore the world? Learn about your study abroad options with International Studies Abroad (ISA), how to take the next step and find the program that's right for...


EPSSI Seminar: Neil Donahue, Carnegie Mellon University

The Richard E. Honrath Memorial Lecture Nitrogen oxides and new-particle formation The interplay of nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbon chemistry in the remote...


Spotlight: Puntarenas

Join University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) virtually to learn avout the Puntarenas, Costa Rica program. Registration link


Virtual Study Abroad Fair: World Cafe - Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Sit back with your electronic device of choice & learn how you can study abroad with Michigan Tech faculty during 2021! Program locations include:...


3D Printing Waste into Profit

Husky Bites presents Special Guest Joshua M. Pearce Richard Witte Endowed Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Professor, Electrical and Computer...