Open-source Maker, Mover and Shaker Takes Share-everything Philosophy to the Mainstream

Forget dog-eat-dog. We’re hardwired to cooperate, says Joshua Pearce (MSE, ECE). His new how-to book tells—and shows—how to survive and thrive by sharing not just a little bit, but aggressively and widely. 
Create, Share, and Save Money Using Open Source Projects, published this fall by McGraw Hill, offers hundreds of ways to give and receive, from uploading photos to the digital commons and participating in audiobook projects to widen the world’s library to building crowdsourced vehicles. Written for a mainstream audience, the book introduces readers to two worldwide communities: makers and open source. It’s for families, educators and anyone interested in making and sharing cool and useful stuff, saving money and living sustainably.  
“This book is my educational outreach,” Pearce said. “I want to see my future students show up in Houghton with their open source 3D printers.”

This year the MOST Lab is recognizing an incoming first-year student who actively worked to make the world a better place during their high school career by awarding a 3D printer kit and copy of the book.

Read the full story on Michigan Tech News.

Campus Store/University Images Closed Tomorrow Morning

The Campus Store and University Images will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 9) for system upgrades.

Should you need to reach us during the closure, we will be available at the contact information provided below:

Thank you.

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Seminar

Join the Department of Biomedical Engineering for a Graduate Seminar at 3 p.m. Friday (Dec. 11), via Zoom.

Monica Hinds is a professor of biomedical engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, where she holds joint appointments in the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute and the Oregon National Primate Center and is director of the BME Graduate Program.

Hinds' research focuses on blood material interactions. Her laboratory has developed surface modification methods to encourage in vivo healing responses. She utilizes clinically relevant non-human primate models to study blood material interactions and the in vivo long term healing responses.

Her approaches are being applied to improve the design and development of vascular grafts, stents, and venous valves.

Huskies Split with No. 6 Minnesota State

No. 6 Minnesota State defeated Michigan Tech 2-0 yesterday (Dec. 7) at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. The Huskies outshot the Mavericks 10-4 in the final period but couldn't get a puck by WCHA Preseason Player of the Year Dryden McKay.

"They did a good job on the small details tonight," Assistant Coach Dallas Steward said. "I thought we had a good game plan going in but didn't answer the bell, because we gave up some chances that were strictly compete situations.

The Huskies picked up their first win of the season Sunday afternoon by defeating the Mavericks 3-1.

Tech travels to Bemidji State this weekend for a non-conference series with the Beavers. The puck drops at 5:07 p.m. Saturday and 3:07 p.m. Sunday at the Sanford Center.

Read the full story on this weekends games on the Michigan Tech Huskies website.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, December 8, 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.

Assistant Professor in Theatre, Visual and Performing Arts. 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


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.


Michigan Tech Research Forum Tomorrow

Caryn Heldt, professor of chemical engineering and director of the Health Research Institute, has been selected to give the 2020 Michigan Tech Research Forum (MTRF) Distinguished Lecture. She will be featured at the MTRF which will begin at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 9). Heldt’s presentation is titled "Turning Viruses into Therapies." Additional details can be found on the MTRF website. The presentation will be available via Zoom.

The MTRF is presented by the Office of the Provost in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research. The forum showcases and celebrates the work of Michigan Tech researchers and aims to strengthen discussions in our community. All are welcome, including the general public.


Biological Sciences Master's Defense

There will be a biological sciences master's defense from 3 to 4 p.m. today (Dec. 8) via Zoom (password: 042037). Karli Chosa (advisor: Paul Goetsch) will present "Auxin-Induced Degradation of DREAM Proteins, LIN-9 and LIN-54, in Caenorhabditis Elegan."


VPR Research Series

From noon to 1 p.m. today (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.

In the News

Work by Robert Nemiroff (Physics) was featured in the article "Galaxy Brain Is Real: Looking at the long views from the Hubble space telescope might be good for you," in The Atlantic.

Nemiroff is also the co-author and co-editor of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.


Michigan Tech was cited in the story "4.4-magnitude quake near Lakeport latest to rattle Northern California, USGS reports," that appeared in several California newspapers including The Merced Sun-Star and the Fresno Bee.


Michigan Tech alumnus Kevin Ballinger has been appointed to the board of directors of Silk Road Medical. The story was reported in several trade publications including BioSpace, Yahoo Finance and WallStreetonline (Germany).

Today's Campus Events

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Get ready for Research Day & Meet the Sponsored Programs Post-award Team (VPR Research Series)

More to come ...


Winter Where You Are - Photo Competition

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Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort

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MS Defense: Karli C.

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Husky Hour- Sexual Health

Husky Hour presents "Sexual Health" to facilitate an honest, open, and healthy conversation about sex and sexual health. Win prizes for attending multiple Husky Hours this...


Virtual drop-ins at the Library

Drop-in in at any point during the hour with your questions or to walk through a short overview of this week's topic. Sign up not required. For more info and a list of topics,...