Black History Month with the USPTO

Michigan Tech’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) invites you to celebrate Black History Month by attending two free events hosted by the USPTO. Registration is required.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, get valuable insights from inventors Aprille Ericsson, Ayanna Howard, and Arlyne Simon during the “Three contemporary Black women inventors” online event. The panelists’ careers include success in areas as varied as mechanical engineering, robotics, writing successful books for young inventors, and more. Slots are limited, so register today for this free special event.

On Friday, Feb. 12, learn firsthand from Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth “Liz” Montague and Google Doodle team art director Angelica McKinley about how large scale creative projects are produced from concept to launch. During “A focus on business—The collaboration between cartoonist and illustrator Liz Montague and Google art director Angelica McKinley,” get a behind-the-scenes view of how they created the first guest artist Google Doodle slide show featuring groundbreaking Black cartoonist and activist Jackie Ormes. Register early for this free special event.

For more information on patents and trademarks and to schedule a remote consultation, contact Michigan Tech’s PTRC.

Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) Course Registration Open

Registration is open for the next Michigan Concealed Pistol License course at the SDC Shooting Range. This is the premier course in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) course covers what you need to know for carrying in open spaces. Not just what to do in your home, but what to do in the parking lot, in the alley, etc. We also add in things we teach our other courses that we feel you are going to need to know, doing our best to help prepare you to prevail in any encounter.

Rental equipment is available for an additional fee; individuals are responsible for supplying their own ammunition (100 rounds). Students will receive a copy of the course material on the day of class.

You must be 20 years of age or older, no experience necessary. Class size is limited. The class takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.13. The deadline for registration is Feb. 8.

Visit Michigan CPL Course for more information or to register.

Free Grocery and Hygiene Products Available Through Food Pantry

Let us help you alleviate the burden of purchasing food. We offer COVID-19 safe pick-up and delivery of groceries and toiletries to the Michigan Tech Community in the Houghton and Hancock area.

To place an order, fill out the Google Form at any time. Once an order has been placed, we will reach out to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.

Caderoth named WCHA Rookie of the Month

Freshman forward Arvid Caderoth has been named the WCHA Rookie of the Month for January the league announced yesterday (Feb. 2).

Caderoth led WCHA Rookies with seven points, six assists and three assists on the power play in January. He ranked second among newcomers with 39 faceoff wins and was third in plus/minus (+4) and blocked shots (8).

The Gothenburg, Sweden native had a point in five of six games over the month and is currently on a five-game point streak with a goal and six assists. He has a point in six of the last seven games overall and has assisted on three game-winning goals this season.

Pietila Named to Mike Richter Award Watch List

Michigan Tech sophomore Blake Pietila is one of 33 goaltenders who have been named to the Mike Richter Award Watch List. The award is given annually to the top goaltender in NCAA men's Division I ice hockey and is sponsored by the Hockey Commissioners Association (HCA).

"This is a strong group of goaltenders and one of them will join the already impressive list of past recipients," said Joe Bertagna, Secretary-Treasurer of the HCA. "While we are pleased to assume responsibility for this award, I wish to thank everyone at "Let's Play Hockey" and the Herb Brooks Foundation who created and nurtured this award for the past seven years."

Entering last night's game at Ferris State, Pietila ranks second in the nation with a .948 save percentage and fifth with a 1.60 goals-against average. He is tied for eighth nationally with a pair of shutouts and is 13th in winning percentage. Pietila was named the HCA and WCHA Goaltender of the Month for December and has received two WCHA Player of the Week awards.

A committee of voters — made up of a cross-section of coaches, administrators, scouts, and media — will pare this list down to approximately 15 names within the next two weeks and then ultimately choose the winner who will be announced in April during the NCAA Frozen Four.


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 Three, 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 Tech Forward Campus Update Today

Mark your calendars for a Tech Forward campus update this Wednesday (Feb. 3) at noon by three Tech Forward leaders. This week's presentations will include:  21st Century Education, Sustainability and Resilience, and Diversity and Inclusion.

To connect, please click on the Zoom webinar link: or Telephone:
        US: +1 312 626 6799  Webinar ID: 865 4170 7345


Last Week's Tech Forward Presentation Available for Viewing

To view the Wednesday, Jan. 27 Tech Forward presentation, please click the following link (passcode: 1%BM=6$M).  *Please note the link is restricted to Michigan Tech Zoom accounts. If you have difficulties accessing the recording please login at:


SRC-Squared Tomorrow

The Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience invites you to join the “Sustainable and Resilient Communities Social Network and Research Collaborative,” or SRC-Squared.

SRC-Squared is a community of faculty and staff at MTU who are interested in learning from one another and growing our activities in sustainability and resilience research.

The community will meet regularly (approximately once a month) during the spring 2021 semester and will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions during these meetings.

The first SRC-Squared meeting takes place at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 4). You can join this Zoom meeting using this link or by telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 Meeting ID: 847 6069 2665.

This first meeting will focus on introductions to this research community and interaction among participants. For more information, any questions, or to get more involved in SRC-Squared planning and facilitation, please contact Chelsea Schelly,

Items Available

Surplus Property Available

Michigan Tech is currently selling surplus items online to the general public on Public Surplus, a government auction site.

There is no cost to the University for the listings as Public Surplus charges a premium to the buyer. Individuals can register to bid on current auctions and receive future notifications of Michigan Tech surplus available at

In the News

Michigan Tech was mentioned in the article "2 quakes register along New Madrid Fault," which appeared in several newspapers including The Times Leader, Princeton, Kentucky.


Last week's victory by the Michigan Tech Women's Basketball Team over Northern Michigan University,, was covered by Bollyinside.


Michigan Tech's T-REX rover, which won the NASA BIG Idea Challenge was featured in the article "T-REX Rover Looks to the Dark Side," in Medical Design Briefs and Tech Briefs.


Former Michigan Tech hockey player Jujhar Khaira was the subject of the article "Oilers' Jujhar Khaira Eager to be a Role Model," in Sports Illustration Hockey News.

Today's Campus Events

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DENALI: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness

Friday, Jan. 22 - Saturday, April 17. Art and music inspired by Alaska's wild places. This gallery exhibit features new musical compositions and works created in response to...


Stress Less Workshop

Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this 4-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness. To...


Planning for Success: NSF CAREER Series (VPR Research Series)

WHAT: This session will give an overview of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award competition. We will: explain how the NSF CAREER award is different from other...


UP and Moving - Lunchtime movement high noon

Michigan Tech students in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology are offering an "UP and Moving" initiative for campus and community members. UP and Moving...


UP and Moving - Lunchtime movement noon thirty

Michigan Tech students in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology are offering an "UP and Moving" initiative for campus and community members. UP and Moving...


Drop-In for Resumes and Interviews

Want some practice interviewing or some feedback on your resume? Then drop in today to work with one of our amazing Career Coaches in preparation for Spring Career Fair!


Youth Indoor Rock Climbing Spring Session 1

Is your child literally climbing the walls this winter? Sign up now for the OAP Youth Indoor Rock Climbing Class and let them climb our wall! We try to meet each participant...


Adult Huskies Group Tennis Lessons Spring Session 1

Adult Huskies Tennis Lessons are now being offered for ages 17 and up who are looking to learn more about the game of tennis! Each class will include technique and games to...


Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Overview

Do you want to solve problems using a toolbox filled with math and science knowledge? Do you also learn better by doing? Check out why our Chemical Engineering major might be...


Paint by Number/Bob Ross Rush

Come join the brothers of APO as we try our best at digital painting! All are welcome to join and try painting!


Karaoke Night

Come sing your heart out at Karaoke Night! We will have three large prizes to hand out to participants! This will take place on the night of all-nighter. *Please note that...


DENALI: Music and Art Inspired by Wilderness

What do you get when you set nine composers loose in Denali National Park? You get nine great pieces of music! Give this music to artists as inspiration and you get eighteen...


Winter Carnival

Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation....