Five Candidates Invited to Campus to Interview for the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Position

Five finalists for the University’s next Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will interview on campus beginning Thursday (April 15). 

As part of their on-campus interview, each candidate will discuss the top issues facing the future of student affairs as well as share their ideas on ways to address these issues at Michigan Tech. 

The campus community is invited to participate in each candidate’s public presentation via Zoom, which will be approximately 30 minutes followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. Please visit the Vice President for Student Affairs search webpage to learn more about the candidates and to view the public presentation schedule. 

College of Business Earns Accreditation Renewal

The Michigan Technological University College of Business (COB) has been approved for an accreditation extension to 2026 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

AACSB is the longest-serving global association dedicated to advancing management education. The association is synonymous with the highest standards in business education and its accreditation has been earned by only 5% of the world's schools offering business degrees at the bachelor's level or higher.


Research Data Resources

Research and research data go hand-in-hand and, to meet sponsor requirements while also recognizing the importance of sharing data, the Vice President for Research Office, in collaboration with the Research Data Working Group, and the Van Pelt and Opie Library, have implemented policies and other guiding resources. As such, we ask our researchers to become familiar with them.

Michigan Tech’s Board of Trustees Policy 15.3 Research Data Principles provides the broad framework, the VPR policy on Research Data provides the definition and procedural framework and the Van Pelt and Opie Library’s Data Management Guide provides the researcher with a guiding resource.

The policies, procedures and other resources were all written with the goal of supporting compliance with applicable federal, state and University requirements and guidelines, as well as with the intent to guide and support researchers. Any questions or concerns may be sent to Gina LeMay.

Nominations Sought for the Richard E. Honrath Jr. Memorial Lecture

Nominations are sought for individuals to present the Richard E. Honrath Jr. Memorial Lecture. This lecture honors Professor Richard E. Honrath, faculty member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological/Mining Engineering and Sciences Departments, and a founding faculty member of the Atmospheric Sciences Doctoral Program.

Honrath died in a tragic kayaking accident in 2009. The memorial lecture honors his legacy and is presented as part of the EPSSI seminar series in the fall term. Nominations of on/off-campus individuals are invited.

Provide nominee name(s), affiliation(s) and a brief description as to how the nominee provides recognition of Honrath's legacy to Judith Perlinger, Richard E. Honrath Jr. Memorial Fund Steward, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Princeton Professor Ruha Benjamin to Speak on Race and Technology Tonight

Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, will speak at 7 p.m. tonight (April 13) as part of IPEC's "Justice in Transition" series.

Benjamin's presentation, "Race to the Future: Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology and Society" will address the role of technology in racial discrimination. Benjamin's work focuses on the relationship between innovation and inequity, knowledge and power, race and citizenship, health and justice.

Alexandra Morrison (HU), assistant professor of philosophy, will host a conversation and Q&A with Benjamin after the presentation. To learn more about Ruha Benjamin, click here.

To register for tonight's webinar presentation, click here.

The "Justice in Transition" virtual speaker series is presented by the Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture partnered with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts and the Portage Lake District Library. It will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. through Thursday (April 15).

Raphael Xavier: Creative Jam Session Today

Raphael Xavier and his team of breakers and musicians will perform a wholly original improvised virtual performance incorporating music compositions and poems submitted by Michigan Tech students from noon to 1 p.m. today (April 13). Register here.

Tapping into their years of compositional talent and technique, Xavier and his collaborators invite students to consider the unlimited possibilities of artistic collaboration and explore their own creative potential. Seeing their work reimagined through Xavier and his collaborators, the evening culminates with a conversation between the students and the performers. 

The Creative Jam Session will be followed by a live Q&A.

The Raphael Xavier Creative Jam Session is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

OAP Kayak Safety Clinic

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool.

Sign up for the next OAP Kayak Safety Clinic and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. Topics covered include kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. The focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get.

All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between four and nine feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event.

The clinic will take place in the SDC lap pool from 8 to 10 p.m. on April 21. No kayaking experience necessary. Must be at least 8-years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted.

A parent must be present for participants under age 14. The clinic is free to Michigan Tech Students, SDC Members $5/clinic General Public $10/clinic. Visit OAP Kayak Safety Clinics for more information or to register.

Engineering Fundamentals Faculty Candidate Presentation

The Department of Engineering Fundamentals is conducting a faculty search.

The second candidate is Kenneth Thiemann and will present an active and collaborative first-year engineering lesson at 9 a.m. Wednesday (April 14) via Zoom.

MSE PhD Defense: Nupur Bihari

Materials Science and Engineering PhD candidate Nupur Bihari (advisor: Joshua Pearce), will present her PhD defense at 1 p.m., tomorrow (April 14) via Zoom.

The title of her presentation is “Multi-level analysis of atomic layer deposition barrier coatings on additively manufactured plastics for high vacuum applications.”

GMES MS Defense

Sophie Mueller, a master's student in Geology (advisor, James DeGraff) will present her final oral examination, "Structural Analysis and Interpretation of Deformation Along the Keweenaw Fault System West of Lake Gratiot, Keweenaw County, Michigan," at 1 p.m. today (April 13) via Zoom.

MS Defense: Vijay Pathak

Vijay Pathak (advisor Ghosh Susantra) a master's in Mechanical Engineering student will present his master's defense at 2 p.m. tomorrow (April 14) via Zoom.

The title of the presentation is "Studying the Effects of Initial Crack Angle on the Crack Propagation in Graphene Nano-Ribbon Through Molecular Dynamics Simulations."

Tech Football Releases 2021 Schedule

Michigan Tech Head Football Coach Steve Olson announced the 2021 regular-season schedule. The Huskies will play 10 contests, including two non-conference matchups and eight battles against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents. There will be six home games at Kearly Stadium in Houghton this fall. 

Hillsdale College will be the Huskies' first non-conference opponent as Tech hosts the Chargers for the 2021 opener Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. (EDT) standard time.

The Huskies welcome Division I St. Thomas on Sept. 11. After a weekend off, Tech hosts GLIAC rivals Grand Valley State and Davenport (homecoming) back-to-back before heading on the road to face Wayne State.

The Huskies drive to Marquette to battle rival Northern Michigan for the annual Miner's Cup game Oct. 16, then return to Houghton for a bout with Ferris State Oct. 23.

Tech travels to Grand Valley State over Halloween weekend (Oct. 30), followed by Northwood Nov. 6.

The Huskies wrap up the regular season at home against Saginaw Valley State Nov. 13.

Michigan Tech finished the 2019 season 5-5 overall to take fifth in the GLIAC standings. The Huskies also secured the Miner's Cup for the 10th straight season with a 24-20 victory over rival Northern Michigan at Sherman Field at Kearly Stadium. 

The 2020 fall football season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan Tech is scheduled to appear in two controlled scrimmages in Duluth, Minnesota on April 17. There, the Huskies will run plays against Minnesota Duluth at noon and Bemidji State at 2 p.m. Ticket information for the 2021 regular season will be released in the future.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Tuesday, April 13, 2021  

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. 

Director of Finance and College Administration (Internal Only), College of Sciences and 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 for 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 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.


Move U.P. Mobility in Rural Landscape Panel Discussion

Building upon the initial discussions with Michigan Tech faculty and national experts, the“Move U.P. Mobility in Rural Landscape” event series will wrap up with a panel discussion between representatives from regional stakeholder groups at 3 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday (April 13).

The panelists will discuss the needs, challenges and priorities for mobility to facilitate ideas, technologies and opportunities for collaborative research and development that advances the diverse goals of mobility for our region and beyond. Read the previous Tech Today story.


GenCyber Cybersecurity Teacher Camp

A GenCyber Cybersecurity Teacher Camp for K-12 teachers will be held at Michigan Tech during the week of July 19 - 23. Participants will learn cyber hygiene and fundamental security knowledge including email phishing, password management, and cyber ethics. Participants will also learn how to develop lesson plans to teach cybersecurity in K-12.

This is a residential camp (commuting optional), and is offered at NO COST to all participants. Room and board is included. Each teacher participant will receive a stipend of $500 for attending and completing camp activities. Camp activities will count for 25 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH).

Click here for more information and to apply. The application deadline is May 1.

Funding for the camp is provided jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) through an award led by Yu Cai and Tim Van Wagner from the College of Computing.


This Week in the Lode

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode:





Check out our website to see past articles and more.


Engineering Fundamentals Faculty Candidate Presentation

The Department of Engineering Fundamentals is conducting a faculty search.

The first candidate is James Bittner who will present an active and collaborative first-year engineering lesson at 11a.m. today (April 13) via Zoom.


Next in the VPR Research Series: Foundation Relations and Proposal Processing

Join us at noon on today (April 13) for a session of the VPR Research Series — "Foundation Relations and Proposal Processing." Michigan Tech faculty and staff have a strong track record of seeking and receiving extramural support for research, scholarship, teaching, community partnerships and programmatic initiatives. Correctly determining whether funding is a gift, or restricted support for a sponsored project, is important because it impacts who approaches the donor, how a proposal is submitted and what constitutes a submission, if indirect costs will be reduced or waived, how efficiently award money makes it way back to the individuals funded, and who will help coordinate stewardship and reporting obligations. In a nutshell—we'll relay a few simple rules, dispel a few assumptions, and provide resources to help navigate the muddy waters of non-profit gift and grant seeking.

We’ll conclude with a Q&A period to wrap-up the session. Join via Zoom (password: 142276) from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.

In the News

Joshua Pearce's (MSE/ECE) open-source approaches are discussed in "Sharing is Caring: Creating Wealth Through Collaboration" in FinTech Times.


Joan Chadde (GLRC) was quoted in the story "A chance to learn: Students visit MTU in internship program," in the Daily Mining Gazette.


Michigan Tech alumnus Dr. Jeffery Jentzen of Ann Arbor, was appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve on the newly established Task Force on Forensic Science. The story was covered in


Michigan Tech PhD student Dezhi Huang (Physics) was mentioned in the article "Hawc: Are Photons With Monstrous Energies Coming From the Galaxy’s Largest Accelerator?" in SciTech Daily.

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...


Master's Defense: Chinmay Rajaram Kondekar

Electrical Engineering Advisor: Aleksandr Sergeyev Integration of Robotic and Electro-Pneumatic Systems Using Advanced Control and Communication Schemes Attend Virtually:...


Raphael Xavier: Creative Jam Session

Raphael Xavier and his team of breakers and musicians will perform a wholly original improvised performance incorporating music compositions and poems submitted by Michigan...


Teal Ribbons

All month there will be Teal Ribbons on Trees. These ribbons symbolize solidarity with victims of sexual violence and are meant to create conversation on campus about how we...


Master's Defense: Sophie Mueller

Geology Co-advisors: Chad Deering and James DeGraff Structural Analysis and Interpretation of Deformation Along the Keweenaw Fault System West of Lake Gratiot, Keweenaw...


PhD Defense: Rashi Yadav

Biological Sciences Co-advisors: Rupali Datta and Ebenezer Tumban Efficacy of Mixed MS2-L2 VLPs against Six HPV Types and the Development & Evaluation of Viral Structural...


UPTLC Spring Virtual Presentation

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 3:30 PM


Move U.P.! Mobility in the Rural Landscape Panel Discussions

Mobility is a vast topic spanning multiple disciplines including engineering, computing, robotics, social sciences, humanities, and others. Looking forward, how can Michigan...


How to Help a Friend Workshop

Want to learn how to be a 'better' friend? Are you the person people always turn to for advice? Are you dealing with friends who have mental health issues, lots of drama, or...


Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons Spring Session 3

Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons are now being offered all spring. The third session is 6 weeks, April 6 - May 15. Options for participating 1 or 2 days a week. Our youth...


PhD Defense: Mojtaba Bahramgiri

Electrical Engineering Co-advisors: Glen Archer and Saeid Nooshabadi Trailer Articulation Angle Detection and Tracking for Trailer Backup Assistant Systems Attend...


UP and Moving - High Intensity Interval Training "HIIT"

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...


Your Body is Amazing

Fertility specialist, Kylie, will be telling us why our bodies are amazing and how we can work with rather than against our natural cycles. She will be detailing a technique...


Adult Huskies Swim Clinic Spring Session 4

Adult Huskies Swim Clinic provides additional attention and competitive guidance to swimmers ages 18 and older who are looking to improve their swimming skills and fitness...


Ruha Benjamin: "Race to the Future—Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology and Society"

The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture is presenting "Justice in Transition," a virtual speaker series in March and April. Ruha Benjamin will speak on Tuesday, April...


Open Log Rolling

Looking for something new to stay active? Sign up now for the OAP Open Log Rolling and test your skills on the log! Instruction and materials provided. We will be in the...


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...


Teal Ribbons for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the Month of April there will be Teal Ribbons displayed throughout campus. Teal has become the signature color for sexual...