Student Research Symposium Abstract Deadline Extended

Do you have a research poster to share? Need presentation practice for conferences? Miss in-person meetings?

Take part in the seventh annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Upper Peninsula Local Section Student Research Symposium, being held Oct. 23 at Northern Michigan University.

Registration has been extended through next Friday (Oct. 15) at 5 p.m. Any chemistry-related research is welcomed.

Posters can be preliminary studies, class projects or material previously presented at other meetings, conferences or colloquiums.

Awards will be given to the three top-rated poster presentations in each undergraduate and graduate category. Prize money has been increased to $75 for first place (to celebrate our local section's 75th anniversary), $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

There is no cost to attend, and free lunch and travel support (limited) will be provided.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit the Student Research Symposium web page.

Contact Momoko Tajiri at with any questions.

ADVANCE Weekly Roundup: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic and Latinx scientists and engineers whose groundbreaking discoveries have advanced our knowledge, and also to celebrate STEM Latinx researchers while noting gender disparities. This week's article provides a gender-diverse list of role models for students across a variety of STEM careers. We encourage you to feature these notable scientists in your courses.

Today’s feature was shared with us by the ADVANCE PI Team. If you have an article you think we should feature, please email it to and we will consider adding it to the ADVANCE Weekly Roundup.

The ADVANCE Weekly Roundup is brought to you by ADVANCE at Michigan Tech, an NSF-funded initiative dedicated to improving faculty career success, retention, diversity, equity and inclusion. Past articles are available on the ADVANCE Newsblog.

To learn more about our featured topic, our mission, programming efforts, and to check out our growing collection of resources, contact us or visit our website.

POW/MIA 5K Bridge Run

Michigan Tech's TSgt. Robert E. LaMotte Squadron of the Arnold Air Society presents the annual 5K POW/MIA Bridge Run, which will be held next Saturday (Oct. 16) at 11 a.m.

The run honors POW/MIA individuals and raises money for the Hubbell VFW. All proceeds support veterans in the area.

The registration fee for this event is $20. Participants can register in advance or in person the morning of the run. Electronic payments can be made via Venmo to our financial management officer, @Samuel-Russ-51, or you may bring a check or cash the day of the event.

Check-in and registration will take place Oct. 16 at the ROTC Building (next to the R. L. Smith Building, aka the MEEM) on Michigan Tech's campus starting at 9:30 a.m.

The first 50 registrants receive a free T-shirt. Pre-register now!

Happy Minerals Day!

The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum would like to wish you a Happy Minerals Day on Monday (Oct. 11) with 10% off everything in the gift shop.

Admission to the museum is waived for all MTU students, staff and faculty with their Tech ID. 

We are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Valid only on Oct. 11. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Film Board Presenting 'Shrek 2'

This week, the Film Board presents "Shrek 2," rated PG for crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content.


  • Friday, Oct. 8 — 8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct 9 — 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.

Located on Michigan Tech's campus in Fisher Hall, Room 135.

Tickets are $2 and concessions are $1. We hope to see you at the movie this weekend — and have a great day.

Steve Elmer Named AKA Leadership Institute Fellow

Steve Elmer (KIP) has been named an American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Leadership Institute Fellow for the 2023 cohort.

The AKA Leadership Institute utilizes a mentoring model to provide exceptional training and networking for emerging faculty leaders. Fellows are limited to around 10 per year, and the AKA maintains a fellows-to-mentors ratio of no more than 2:1.

Elmer will begin the 12-month leadership program in January 2022.

Volleyball Hosting NMU

Michigan Tech wraps up a three-match home stretch tomorrow (Oct. 9), hosting Northern Michigan at 4 p.m. in the SDC Gym.

The Huskies — 11-4 overall and 6-1 in the GLIAC — are riding a six-match winning streak.

Read more and find ways to tune in at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Hockey Traveling to Wisconsin

The Michigan Tech hockey team opens its regular season with a nonconference series at No. 13-ranked Wisconsin, with games tonight (Oct. 8) and tomorrow (Oct. 9).

For both games, the puck drops at 8 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

The Huskies and Badgers split their last series, with each team winning 6-2 in October 2018 at the Kohl Center.

Read more and find ways to tune in at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Friday, Oct. 8, 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. 

Office Assistant 6, Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (UAW posting Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, 2021 — internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). Apply online.

Operations Manager, Ford Center. 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

In the News

Michigan Tech was mentioned by WLUC TV6 in a story on the national 2021 Sweet Sixteen award received by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for research on timing spring weight restrictions on roadways. Michigan Tech and MDOT were research partners on the project.

New Funding

David Labyak (MMET) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $25,000 Steel Curriculum Development Grant from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).

The project is titled “Teaching Industry 4.0 to Mechanical Engineering Technology Students in the Pilot-Scale metal/Steel Processing Facilities at Michigan Tech.”

Paul Sanders (MSE), Nathir Rawashdeh (AC) and John Irwin (MMET) are co-PIs on this project.


Face Coverings Required in Classrooms, Labs, Library

Michigan Tech remains at Health and Safety Level TwoFace coverings are required in certain locations — classrooms and laboratories during classes and lab courses, and in the library — and may also be required during instructors' office hours. In all other settings, face coverings are encouraged but not required. This applies to all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

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. Please be aware that if you are exposed to COVID-19, quarantine guidelines vary depending on 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. 


On-Demand COVID-19 Testing Available on Campus

Walk-in, on-demand COVID-19 testing is available to Michigan Tech students and employees during the fall 2021 semester.

Testing is located in the Datolite Room at the MUB on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. There is no cost to be tested, and no appointment is needed. 

Read more COVID-19 Testing Information on the MTU Flex website.


Healthy Minds Survey

In September, all active students received the Healthy Minds Survey via their Michigan Tech email.

The Healthy Minds Survey is done by the University of Michigan. It looks to better understand the areas of student mental health and well-being, sources of support and other mental and emotional help topics. September was the second and final distribution of the Healthy Minds Survey on Michigan Tech’s campus, as Michigan Tech looks at completing the last few steps toward becoming a JED Healthy Campus.

The survey has been active since Sept. 13 and will close at 5 p.m. next Friday (Oct. 15). The survey can be completed online and responses will be collected via the Qualtrics software. The survey takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Whitney Boroski at


Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar

The next Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 11) in the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), Room 202.

Michelle Scherer, distinguished chair and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, will present "A Tale of Two Metals: Fe in Groundwater and Pb in Drinking Water" at this seminar.

All are welcome.


Zotero Workshop

Use the open-source software Zotero to manage your citations and save time! No prior knowledge of Zotero is required for this workshop.

Join us today (Oct. 8) from 2-3 p.m. at the Van Pelt and Opie Library, Room 244. 

In this workshop session, you will:

  • Add references to a Zotero library directly from your browser.
  • Import references from databases and PDFs.
  • Organize your citations.
  • Use the Zotero connector tool to incorporate references into Google Docs or Word.

Zoom attendance is available. Please indicate at registration whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom. (It's OK if you change your mind at a later date! We just want to gauge interest in this option.)

Register to attend!


Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Please join us for a second presentation in our Mathematical Sciences Colloquium series this week. The second presentation will be held today (Oct. 8) from 1-2 p.m. in Fisher Hall, Room 327B.

We will be hosting Xuexia Wang, associate professor in statistics at the University of North Texas (UNT) and associate professor in biostatistics (adjunct) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Wang's presentation is titled "A powerful gene based association test using GWAS summary data."


Weekend of New Music Continues Tonight

The Weekend of New Music continues tonight (Oct. 8)! What is the Weekend of New Music? Four days. Six concerts. 360 minutes of awesome.

The Weekend of New Music is being presented by the Rozsa Center, and events will be held through the weekend — the last is Sunday (Oct. 10). See dates, times and details for each concert!

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth. Michigan Tech students can attend for free and bring a friend with the Experience Tech Fee.

Tickets are available by phone at 906-487-2073, online and in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex.

Face coverings (and in one case, hard hats!) are required at these events. Please visit the Rozsa COVID-19 Policies for the most up-to-date information. 

Today's Campus Events

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Hyperconnection: A New Series by Tiffany Lange

Tiffany Lange’s newest series “Hyperconnection”, examines overstimulation and anxiousness through abstraction. After a year of increased screen time during quarantine and...


The Spirit of the Hunt: Ecological Art Exhibit & Public Wolf Discussion

Art Exhibit: August 30-October 15 Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm Noblet Atrium, Michigan Tech College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Opening...


US Tarp Interview Day

US Tarp is hiring! Join us on 10/7 and 10/8 for employer on site interviews! Please follow the link to schedule an appointment...


A Powerful Gene Based Association Test Using GWAS Summary Data

Gene-based association tests provide a useful alternative and complement for the usual single variant association tests in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Using...


Master's Defense: Junyao Yang

Computer Science Advisor: Zhenlin Wang Efficient Modeling of Random Sampling-Based LRU Cache Attend Virtually:


Board Game Group

Are you worn out at the end of the week and just want to hang out and play a game? Then this group is for you! We will chill and play strategy-based board games. The goal is...


(Women's Soccer) Michigan Tech at Ferris State

Women's Soccer: Michigan Tech at Ferris State, Bulldog Soccer Field


New Music in the Mine II

Hard hats required (and provided) to hear this exciting new music by contemporary composers in the Quincy Mine hoist building. There will be two performances of the same...


Range Day

Students are allowed to come down to the range to either use their own firearms or the firearms provided by the club.



It's time to play... TechFeud! Join us on October 8th for a fun night of head-to-head competition where your team can take a chance and win it all! But! Before our night of...


(Men's Ice Hockey) Michigan Tech at Wisconsin

Men's Ice Hockey: Michigan Tech at Wisconsin


Board of Trustees Meeting

Regular meeting of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees