Husky Emergency Assistance Fund

The Husky Emergency Assistance Fund (HEAF) is available to help members of our campus community who are experiencing financial hardship, especially during the current COVID-19 crisis.

The fund is supported by the generous donations of Michigan Tech alumni and friends. All current students, faculty and staff who have incurred emergency-related expenses, and can demonstrate need, are welcome to apply.

To donate to the fund, get more information, or complete an application for financial assistance, visit the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund websiteemail or call 7-1567.

Winter Bike Removal and Storage

It is time to move bikes into their designated winter bike storage areas. If left out, bikes will be damaged by snow removal operations.

Bike racks around buildings are relocated so that they’re not crushed by plow equipment or accumulated piles of ice and snow. Many of the racks are simply moved closer to the buildings so that they are not in the way of snow plowing. Students, faculty and staff who continue to ride during the winter months can use these bike racks if they choose to. In addition, a number of sheltered bike rack locations are also available on campus as follows:

  • The bike racks on the north side of the Library
  • The bike rack at the entrance of the GLRC
  • There are vertical/hanging bike racks under the DOW overpass along Cliff Drive
  • The bike rack on the south side of the EERC
  • Wadsworth Hall and McNair Hall both have designated winter bike racks for residents

Bikes remaining on racks or left in other locations on campus after 5 p.m. Friday will be considered abandoned. The University assumes no liability for abandoned bikes on campus and they will be collected by the Department of Public Safety and Police Services. Permanent winter bike storage is available for some students.

If you have any questions on winter bike accessibility on campus, contact Facilities Management at 7-2303.

ITE Scholarship goes to Corrina Kostrzewa

Congratulations to Corrina Kostrzewa on winning one of the 2020 Michigan Section of ITE scholarships. Kostrzewa has been invited to the 2020 Annual meeting today (Dec. 3), where the winners will be announced.

Sidike Paheding to Present Lecture Dec. 11

Sidike Paheding (CS), assistant professor of Applied Computing will present the lecture, "Deep Neural Networks for UAV and Satellite Remote Sensing Image Analysis," at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Paheding's research focuses on the areas of computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, image/video processing, and remote sensing.

GMES Master's Defense

There will be a Geophysics Master's Defense at 3:30 today (Dec. 3) via Zoom. Erdi Apatay (advisor: Roohollah Askari) will present "Ambient Noise Seismic Interferometry Through Surface Seismic Data Acquisition vs Zero-Offset Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP)."

Abstract: Ambient noise seismic interferometry (ANSI) is a method that uses passive noises created by unknown sources such as local or teleseismic earthquakes, waves, wind, fracturing, and fault movement in a reservoir to obtain an image of the subsurface, ANSI has been used in some various disciplines, including earthquake engineering, time-lapse monitoring, borehole seismology, and seismic exploration for years. Compared to conventional active seismic surveys, it is advantageous in terms of cost-efficiency as no active source such as dynamite or vibroseis is used.

Soccer Announces Recruiting Class

Seven student-athletes penned National Letters of Intent to join the Michigan Tech soccer team in fall 2021, announced head coach Bulut Ozturk. The class features four Michigan natives and three players from Minnesota.

"The 2021 class of young athletes adds a lot of depth and versatility to a very strong group of returners," Ozturk said. "This group complements our team defensively, adds creativity in the attack, and brings great experience. I am excited to watch these young players grow and become great MTU student-athletes and fantastic members of our community."

The new recruits are:

  • Anna (AK) Syracuse, MF/DF, Grand Rapids, Michigan (Forest Hills Northern High School)
  • Avery McNally, MF, Sterling Heights, Michigan. (Academy of the Sacred Heart)
  • Ella Roach, DF, Minnetonka, Minnesota (Minnetonka High School)
  • Emilie Clayton, DF, Macomb, Michigan (L'Anse Creuse High School – North)
  • Grace Hoeppner, DF, Burnsville, Minnesota (Academy of Holy Angels)
  • Mia Van der Heide, F, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Academy of Holy Angels)
  • Tristyn Phillips, DF, Troy, Michigan (Troy Athens High School)

Last week, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released modified spring schedules for its men's and women's soccer members. The Huskies season opener is slated for March 19 at Davenport University.

Read the full story on the Michigan Tech Huskies website.


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

If you are working on campus while the University is at Health Safety Level Five, remember that no one is permitted to come to campus with symptoms consistent with COVID-19. 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.


Final COVID-19 Community Town Hall Tonight


The next, and final, COVID-19 Community Town Hall takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. today (Dec. 3). For the past several weeks, an in-depth look at the many facets of the COVID-19 pandemic has been presented each Thursday evening on the U.P. COVID-19 Town Hall Series. Organized by the Health Research Institute at Michigan Tech, the 60-minute town hall broadcasts were aired at 7 p.m. on 97.7 The Wolf (WOLV-FM) and viewed through a Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live.

Tonight's Town Hall will focus on the "Health Disparities and COVID-19.” Moderators Kelly Kamm and Steve Elmer (MIP/HRI)  will be joined by Heather Orom, associate professor in Community Health and Health Behavior, University of Buffalo, who will discuss health disparities on a national level. The final speaker, Whitney Elmer (country director, Mercy Corps), will offer an international perspective on how developing countries are handling the pandemic. More information along with the Zoom link for the Town Hall Series can be found on the Health Research Institute site.


MTRI'S Joel LeBlanc to Present Lecture Tomorrow

Joel LeBlanc, senior research scientist, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI), will present the lecture, "Testing the Validity of Physical (Software) Models in Inverse Problems," at 3 p.m. Friday, Read the blog post.


Biological Sciences Seminar to Address ADPKD

The next biological sciences seminar series takes place at 3 p.m. today (Dec. 3) via Zoom. Yan Zhang will present "Targeting mTOR upstream regulators in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease."

Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow at the Jared Grantham Kidney Institute at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common genetic renal disorder with a frequency of 1:500 individuals and accounts for 7 to 9% of patients on renal replacement therapy. Read the abstract.


Free Holiday Pies

Due to COVID-19, Staff Council is unable to have the annual Holiday Dinner at the MUB this year. However, thanks to an in-kind donation from one of our foodservice vendors, along with additional support from the President's Office, Dining Services and Staff Council, we would like to offer a free pie to our faculty and staff members as a small token of our appreciation for your hard work over the past year.

Please fill out this form to reserve your pie by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 4). Pies can be picked up from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 from at the MUB. If you have any questions email Staff Council.


KIP December Seminar Tomorrow

Robert Larson (BioSci), director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program in the Department of Biological Sciences here at Michigan Tech, will present at the KIP December Seminar at 3 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4). Larson's presentation is titled "Back to the Future: Career Experiences in Research and Medical Lab Science". All are welcome and please email for the Zoom link before noon on Friday.


MSE Doctoral Defense Today

Materials Science and Engineering doctoral candidate, Alejandra Almanza, will defend her dissertation at 10 a.m., today (Dec. 3), via Zoom. The title of her defense is "Effect of Cobalt in Thin Wall Ductile Iron and Solid Solution Strengthened Ferritic Ductile Iron." Almanza is advised by Paul Sanders (MSE).


MSE Doctoral Defense Tomorrow

Materials Science and Engineering doctoral candidate, Yang Yang, will defend his dissertation at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 4), via Zoom. The title of his defense is "Influence of Rapid Solidification and Wrought Processing on Precipitation Strengthening and Deformation Mechanisms in Al-Sc-Zr alloys." Yang is advised by Paul Sanders (MSE).


ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker

The next virtual Graduate Seminar Speaker will be held at 4 p.m. today (Dec. 3), via Zoom. Sarah Sun (ME-EM) will present “E-Logo: Embroidered Wearable Electronics.”

In the News

The Husky Investment Tournament, an outreach program of the College of Business, was featured in the Niles Daily Star, after a group of students from Niles High School participated in the virtual stock competition, which wrapped Nov. 13.


Research by BME student Nicole Gallup and Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) was covered in the story "3D printed learning aids could provide teachers with 86% cost savings," in 3D Printing Industry.

Pearce was quoted in "Common myths about going green" in Save On Energy.

In Print

BME student Nicole Gallup coauthored an article with Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) titled "The Economics of Classroom 3-D Printing of Open-Source Digital Designs of Learning Aids" published in Designs.

Pearce coauthored "Additively Manufactured Parametric Universal Clip-System: An Open Source Approach for Aiding Personal Exposure Measurement in the Breathing Zone" published in Applied Science.

Today's Campus Events

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PhD Defense: Alejandra Itzel Almanza Perales

Materials Science and Engineering Advisor: Paul Sanders Effect of Cobalt in Thin Wall Ductile Iron and Solid Solution Strengthened Ferritic Ductile Iron Attend Virtually:...


Take Your Job Search Home for the Holidays

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Master's Defense: Sai Prashanth Kumar

Mechanical Engineering Advisor: Youngchul Ra Generation of Premix Laminar Flame Speed Library Attend Virtually:


Master's Defense: Adesoji Tolulope Bello

Electrical & Computer Engineer Advisor: Zhaohui Wang Implementation of the Channel-Aware Routing Protocol in the Network Simulator for Underwater Acoustic Communication...


Masters Thesis Proposal: Jessica Pitts

Jessica Pitts will present her thesis proposal on December 3rd from 2 - 3 pm titled, "The Influence of Decreased Ambient Lighting on Balance Recovery in Middle-Aged...


Bio. Sci. Seminar - Dr. Zhang

Here is the link to see the recorded seminar of Dr. Zhang Link:...


GMES MS Geophysics Defense

Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Department Geophysics Master's Defense - Erdi Apatay Advisor: Roohollah Askari Thursday, 12/03/2020 at 3:30 pm Attend...


Master's Defense: Erdi Apatay

Geophysics Advisor: Roohollah Askari Ambient Noise Seismic Interferometry Through Surface Seismic Data Acquisition vs Zero-Offset Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) Attend...


E-Logo: Embroidered Wearable Electronics

ME-EM Virtual Graduate Seminar Speaker Series proudly presents Sarah Sun, PhD Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Abstract:...


Cubing Club - General Meeting

Come to learn about, practice, compete, and take joy in solving various twisty puzzles, such as the 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube. If you plan to attend, please fill out this Google...


HuskyLead: Step Into Leadership

In the final HuskyLead of the semester, join presenter Beka Horsch, Coordinator of Student Leadership & Involvement for Step Into Leadership. An effective officer transition...