Participants Needed for Cycling and Memory Study

You’ve heard that people are bad at multitasking, but have you thought about how well you process and remember information while exercising? Or how a heavy cognitive load impacts your workout performance?

Researchers from the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (CLS) are looking to explore these questions. The experiment will take 60-90 minutes to complete, with a total of 15 minutes of effortful cycling (three five-minute intervals with rest in between) and various memory tasks. Participants will be compensated for their time.

Please consider participating if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Age 18-40
  • Currently perform at least 60 minutes of vigorous exercise per week
  • Fluent in English with no hearing impairments
  • Have experience cycling or spinning for exercise
  • Willing to wear a chest-strap heart rate monitor
  • Do not smoke, vape or use other forms of nicotine or recreational drugs
  • Have never suffered a heart attack or stroke
  • Do not have any cardiopulmonary disorders (e.g., high blood pressure)
  • Free from injuries and health conditions that would impair your ability to safely participate in strenuous aerobic exercise
  • Can refrain from alcohol for 12 hours prior to participating
  • Can refrain from caffeine for three hours prior to participating

For more information about the study or participation, contact Samantha Smith at

Help Create the 2021 Parade of Nations Scavenger Hunt

Does your organization want to help take the community on a Parade of Nations scavenger hunt? Do you want to spread the word about your country, your culture, your heritage, your traditions, your place in the community or other interesting information?

Help celebrate our multicultural heritage by signing up to be a “hide team” for the 2021 Parade of Nations. The registration form and guidelines for the clues can be found on the Parade of Nations website.  

Hide teams will create clues about a particular country, cultural heritage or local organization that will be hidden around the community. The deadline for hide teams to submit their clues and hiding places is Aug. 23.

On Sept. 7, the Parade of Nations Committee will notify the “hunt teams” that the scavenger hunt has begun and will give those teams the first clues. The clues will then be posted later in the day on the Parade of Nations website for anyone in the community who would like to participate.

The scavenger hunt will run through Sept. 17. Hunt teams must turn in answers by midnight that day. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the parade Sept. 18, but clues will be left up until Oct. 1 for those who still wish to complete the scavenger hunt.

Questions or comments about the Parade of Nations scavenger hunt can be emailed to

PhD Defense: Joshua Gonzalez, KIP

Doctoral candidate Joshua Gonzalez (KIP) will defend his Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology dissertation on July 30 at 12:30 p.m. His defense will take place via Zoom. All are welcome to attend virtually.

Gonzalez's dissertation is titled "Short-Term Fasting and Autonomic Control."

Nine Hockey Huskies Named Krampade All-American Scholars

The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) announced that Tyrell Buckley, Arvid Caderoth, Eric Gotz, TJ Polglaze, David Raisanen, Greyson Reitmeier, Tyler Rockwell, Marcus Russell and Brett Thorne of the Michigan Tech hockey team have been named Krampade All-American Scholars for the 2020-21 school year.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the AHCA adopted revised criteria for this year's honorees. To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.6 GPA for each semester, regardless of whether the school's hockey team was able to play this season. The names of 532 NCAA Division I men were recognized.

"We made a decision to include all hockey players who met the academic standard, whether their team was allowed to play or not," said AHCA Executive Director Joe Bertagna. "Those who were denied a chance to compete have already been disadvantaged and we did not want to add to their situation."

Normally, a student-athlete is required to participate in a minimum of 40% of a team's games. The honor is open to any program that is a member of the AHCA.

Read more on the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Thursday, July 22, 2021

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email

For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted. 

Title IX Coordinator, Institutional Equity. Apply online.

Health and Wellness Coordinator, Human Resources. Apply online.

Groundsperson (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift), Facilities (AFSCME posting July 22 to July 28, 2021 — external applications will only be reviewed after internal applications). Apply online.

Custodian* (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift), weekends with rotating schedules, Facilities (AFSCME posting July 22 to July 28, 2021 — external applications will only be reviewed after internal applications). Apply online.
* Six positions available.

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

In Print

Sidike Paheding (AC/CS/ICC) is a co-author of an article accepted by IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, one of the top journals in the field.

The article is titled “Data-Driven Artificial Intelligence for Calibration of Hyperspectral Big Data.” It presents data-driven approaches to address the calibration challenges for utilizing near-earth hyperspectral data for agriculture.

Read more on the Computing News Blog


Get Vaccinated, Continue Washing and Sanitizing Hands

While Michigan Tech is at Health and Safety Level One, face coverings and daily symptom monitoring are no longer required. However, those who wish to continue wearing a face covering are encouraged to do so.

The MTU Flex Task Force also encourages University community members to get their vaccinations and continue with handwashing and hand-sanitizing practices.


MS Defense: Jessica Pitts, KIP

M.S. in Kinesiology candidate Jessica Pitts (KIP) will defend her thesis on Friday (July 23) at noon. All are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom

Pitts’ thesis is titled "The Influence of Decreased Ambient Lighting on Reactive Balance Mechanisms in Young Adults."

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Parent & Child Huskies Group Swim Lessons Summer Session 3

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