Celebrate Innovation During Innovation Week

Husky Innovate is organizing Innovation Week, a series of innovation themed events the week of Jan. 25-29. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students, faculty and alumni to meet virtually to engage around the topic of innovation.

We will host panel discussions, alumni office hours and the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28.

We will celebrate entrepreneurship, innovative research and projects on campus and within our extended MTU community. If you are interested in hosting an innovation tour, participating in a panel discussion, leading a workshop or something else, please sign-up.

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate innovation week with an innovation themed learning module or student activity.

VPR Research Series - Get Ready for Research Day & Meet the Sponsored Programs-Accounting, Post Award Team

From noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 8), join VPR team members and other members of the Michigan Tech research community for presentations and discussions to help you and your team as you pursue funding for your research and other externally supported programs.

This month we will discuss the upcoming Research Day, which will be held virtually on Jan. 7. The session will preview the 2021 Research Day agenda, describe the format and answer questions as we prepare to kick off research at Michigan Tech in 2021.

Session attendees will also have a chance to meet the Sponsored Programs-Accounting, Post Award Team. Researchers and support personnel with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend to learn and to share tips on post-award activities with other attendees. Attendees will have the chance to ask presentation and general VPR-related questions at the end. Join this virtual session via this Zoom meeting link.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, via Zoom Webinar. A note for those attending: Due to the format of the Zoom webinar and to maintain a secure environment, non-Board members will not be able to use the microphone function, screen share, or view participants at the meeting aside from the individual currently speaking. The chat feature will be disabled.

Members of the public are invited to make public comments to the Board of Trustees in accordance with the Board of Trustees Bylaw 1.14. Those who wish to address items in the agenda and who have filed their intent with the Secretary of the Board as required by Bylaw 1.14 will be limited to five minutes.

Those addressing general topics are limited to three minutes. If you wish to provide public comments to the Board of Trustees, please submit your intent to Sarah Schulte, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, by Friday (Dec. 11).

Husky Health Checklists Due By Jan. 11

Remember to complete your Husky Health Checklists with the activities you completed between Oct. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2020.

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, is the last day to submit Husky Health Checklists for the reporting period of Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2020, to receive your Husky Health payout incentive in early 2021.

Check out the Husky Health website for more information about Husky Health and links to webinars and fitness programs that count toward the Husky Health incentive. Find out more information about Husky Health and other wellness benefits. Questions? Contact the Benefits Office or call 7-2517.

Current Library Services

We are still here and still open! Currently, the first and second floors of the library are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Materials from the collection can be picked up at the Circulation Desk or curbside. Some productivity tools (laptops, calculators, etc.) are also available at the Circulation Desk or curbside.

The Archives are providing remote research support only for the remainder of the semester. After hours, the 24-hour spaces on the first and second floor can be accessed by swiping your ID at the door on the west side of the building (MUB side).

Remote research/reference help, consultations via Zoom, and interlibrary loan services are available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Online library instruction support is available by appointment. Face coverings and social distancing are required inside the library building. All visitors to campus should fill out the Michigan Tech Visitor Symptom Tracking Form. For updates visit the library homepage and FAQ page.

Holiday Sale at A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

The gift shop is offering 15% off all merchandise through Saturday, Dec. 19. Additionally, all bookends and candle holders are 20% off now through Saturday (Dec. 12).

The Gift Shop offers natural or dyed agate, amethyst, copper, or calcite bookends and candle-holders of varying sizes! The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum gift shop also includes many other beautiful and unique gifts: malachite, amethyst, local native copper, mineral lamps, locally hand-made gemstone jewelry, a variety of stocking stuffers, and so much more. Discounts cannot be combined.


Be All that You Can Be

Be all that you can be this spring semester by taking AR 2069, Spring Physical Military Conditioning. AR 2069 develops physical fitness, personal confidence, resiliency and camaraderie while safely socially distanced.

This class utilizes the US Army's latest manual, FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness, to guide the individual and group physical fitness methodology. Integration into the Army ROTC is not a course prerequisite, open to all Tech Students.

Credits: 1.0/ Pass/Fail (attendance) Lec-Rec-Lec:0-0-3 Semester: Spring Meeting: MWR 6-6:50 am

Reach out to Major Daniel Gwosch for More Information.

ACSHF Forum Today

The Next Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (ACSHF) Forum takes place at 2 p.m. today (Dec. 7) via Zoom.

Alexandra Watral, PhD student in ACSHF, will present "Age Differences in Rapid Motor Decisions in a Robotic Object hit and Avoid Task: The Role of Executive Control." All are welcome to attend.

ECE Doctoral Defense - Anindya Ghoshroy

Electrical Engineering doctoral candidate Anindya Ghoshroy will defend at noon Friday (Dec 11) via Zoom.

The title of his presentation is “Superresolution Enhancement with Active Convolved Illumination.” He is advised by Durdu Guney (ECE).

Job Posting

 Job Posting for Monday, December 7, 2020

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available in Human Resources. For more information regarding staff positions, call 487-2280 or email jobs@mtu.edu. For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Coordinator, Center for Educational Outreach. 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 University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or mtujobs@mtu.edu.


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.


CEEPAC Alumni Presentation

Michelle Banonis, assistant chief deputy director of the California Department of Water Resources, and Environmental Engineering alumna and member of CEEPAC will present "Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort" via Zoom as part of the CEEPAC/Alumni Presentation series at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 8).


Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation About Social Bias

Have you ever wondered "Why didn't I say something?" after witnessing social bias- a stereotype, a prejudice, or discrimination- that happened in your everyday life? Deciding whether and how to respond to bias is complicated. Understanding what motivates us to speak up, the challenges we face when doing so, and strategies for effectively responding can help bystanders to better evaluate their options and select effective strategies.

In this web-based workshop, will first learn about bystander reactions to social biases and how these reactions can help or hinder decisions to speak up. Attendees will then be invited to apply these concepts to everyday incidents of bias in academic settings through facilitated interaction and discussion.

This workshop is being offered in conjunction with the ADVANCE Midwest Partnership-Joining Forces, a collaborative effort between Michigan Tech, Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, and Western Michigan University and funded by the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Partnership grant.

Speaking Up will be offered 3 times from Dec. 14-15 and capacity in each session is limited to 50 from all partnership universities combined. While this program is geared towards faculty, all are welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend, please register.


Perceptive Content System Maintenence Sunday

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 13) Perceptive Content will be unavailable due to system maintenance. If you have questions or concerns, we can help. Contact us at it-help@mtu.edu or call 7-1111.

Today's Campus Events

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Master's Defense: Abigail Hempy

Mechanical Engineering Co-advisors: Jason Blough and Darrell Robinette Transient Maneuvers and Pressure Analysis on an Automotive Torque Converter Attend Virtually:...


Facing the Challenge of Long-Term Sediment Contamination: Are Bioreactive Sediment Caps the Answer?

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Diverse Dialogues

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EPSSI Seminar: Brandon Johnson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Lake Superior in My Driveway: Lake Effect Snow in the Keweenaw

Husky Bites presents Special Guest Raymond Shaw Distinguished Professor, Physics Director, Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. Program Affiliated Professor, Mechanical Engineering -...