September Portrait Sessions by Appointment

Faculty, staff and graduate students can have their complimentary professional portrait taken by University Marketing and Communications at the following sessions outdoors on the west side of the Library:

  • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17

An appointment is required and can be scheduled online. On the calendar, go to Sept. 14 or Sept. 17, choose the time you want, then click Save. Please use your account when scheduling a time slot.

Portraits will be emailed to the attendee four to six weeks after the session. Alternatively, departments or individuals can contact Brockway Photography at 906-482-1900 to schedule a session and purchase portraits at any time.

NSF Proposal Submission Updates

Researchers who are submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) should be aware of several recent and upcoming changes and clarifications that may impact proposal submission.

Below, we highlight two changes that we think affect all NSF proposers. However, the full list of changes — which will go into effect Oct. 2 — can be found on the NSF Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide Significant Changes and Clarifications web page.

The biographical sketch page limit is changing from two pages to three pages. This will apply to all biosketches, which are currently required to be created in either the NSF fillable PDF or with the online tool SciENcv. These will continue to be the only two methods available to create NSF biosketches.

The NSF is providing more clarity on what should be disclosed on the current and pending support document and biosketch, as well as describing any overlap with other projects. There is a helpful new table titled NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support that was highlighted in a previous Tech Today article.

The NSF plans on holding a webinar to review changes to the Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide; however, we do not have a date or time yet. If you are interested in a direct notification when the webinar is announced, you can sign up at the NSF policy outreach web page.

Print Server Maintenance Tomorrow

At 7 a.m. tomorrow (Aug. 20), Michigan Tech IT will upgrade print drivers on the campus print servers in preparation for the fall semester. This maintenance will last for approximately 10 minutes.

Please note that any queued and unprinted jobs during this window will be removed and not printed. All workstation print drivers will update automatically as needed.

If you have any questions, we can help. Contact IT at or call 906-487-1111.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, Aug. 19, 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. 

Transportation Services Tech (12 months/ 20 hours/ first shift), Transportation Services (AFSCME posting Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 2021 — internal AFSCME applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the AFSCME posting dates). 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

New Funding

Raymond Shaw (Physics/EPSSI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $2,903,682 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The project is titled "A Community Laboratory Facility for Exploring and Sensing of Aerosol-Cloud-Drizzle Processes: The Aerosol-Cloud-Drizzle Convection Chamber."


Face Coverings Required Indoors on Campus

While Michigan Tech is at Health and Safety Level Two, face coverings must be worn indoors. This applies to all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

In Level Two, students and employees are not required to monitor their symptoms daily prior to coming to campus. But, individuals should be mindful of their own symptoms. A useful monitoring tool is available from the CDC. 

Michigan Tech strongly recommends that all employees and students receive the COVID-19 vaccine and continue with handwashing and hand-sanitizing practices, especially in light of the virulence of the COVID-19 delta variant.

During all Health and Safety Levels, no one with COVID-19 symptoms is allowed on campus. 


MS Defense: Brendan Treanore, MSE

M.S. candidate Brendan Treanore (MSE) will present his master's defense at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Aug. 20) in the Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), Room 610. Virtual attendance is also invited via Zoom.

Treanore's defense is titled "Analyzing Variation in Dispersoid Formation in Aluminum Alloys by Minor Changes in Homogenization Temperature."


Registration for Wondr Health is Now Open

Registration is now open for Wondr Health, formerly known as Naturally Slim.

Michigan Tech is offering a science-based digital weight loss program that teaches you lifelong skills on how to eat the foods you love, lose weight and keep it off.

Wondr Health is available at no cost to you and is accessible via computer and mobile device so you can participate whenever it's convenient, wherever you are.

Wondr Health is open to all benefit eligible employees, including those who have already gone through the Naturally Slim program.

Registration is now open. Interested benefits eligible employees can apply online until Aug. 29. The program itself starts Sept. 13.

Completion of the 10-week core program counts toward Husky Health Option 3.

Please contact the Benefits Office at or 906-487-2517 with any questions.

Today's Campus Events

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UP & Moving Aerobic Exercise, Agility, and Balance Workout

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Master's Defense: Matthew Hasbrouck

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Baraga Municipal Marina Boat Wash

The Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) is partnering with Isle Royale National Park (NP) to offer a free boat wash at the Baraga Municipal Marina Boat Launch.