Nominations Open: Bhakta Rath Award and Michigan Tech Research Award

The Vice President for Research Office is accepting nominations for the Bhakta Rath Research Award. The award offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the fields of physical and natural sciences and engineering. For complete submission guidelines, see our Bhakta Rath Research Award page.

The Vice President for Research Office is also accepting nominations for the Michigan Tech Research Award, which offers an opportunity for an individual to be recognized for outstanding achievements in research. For complete submission guidelines, see our Michigan Tech Research Award page.

Nominations for both must be submitted electronically in PDF format, per the guidelines, no later than 4 p.m. on March 3.

All nominations must be sent to Natasha Chopp at

Amazon Business Integration for University P-Card Holders

An enhancement is being added for University P-card holders utilizing Michigan Tech’s Amazon Business Account and Concur Expense.

The Amazon Business Integration for Concur Expense provides the convenience of automatic e-receipts that flow directly into an employee’s Available Receipts, thus saving users’ time tracking and uploading receipts.

The enhancement will be integrated the week of Jan. 31. Questions may be emailed to

Sustainability Planning Forums Moved to Zoom

The sustainability strategic planning sessions scheduled for this evening (Jan. 27) will now take place via Zoom, and not in person at the MUB as originally planned.

To maximize participation, there will still be two back-to-back opportunities to choose from:

  • Session 1 — 4 to 5:15 p.m.
  • Session 2 — 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Both sessions will use the same Zoom link.

Thank you for your flexibility. We look forward to a lively conversation.

GSG Spring Social

Welcome back, Huskies! With the spring semester in full swing and new recruits joining us, we invite you to spend an evening with us. Let's all get together and get to know each other better.

Graduate Student Government (GSG) will host a Spring Social in the MUB Commons tomorrow (Jan. 28) from 4-5 p.m. Snacks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Come out, enjoy some food, socialize with other graduate students and play some games with us.

Contribute to Black History Month Exhibit

Black History Month (BHM) is among us! It is a time of learning, observance and — most of all — celebration!

Please join the Black Students Association (BSA) in celebrating BHM by contributing to the exhibit in the library. This exhibit will be up all month starting Tuesday (Feb. 1), and all members of the Michigan Tech community are invited and encouraged to submit any form of art (painting, poem, drawing, poster, etc.) to be included in the exhibit. 

The theme of the exhibit is all things "Black Excellence, Innovation & Joy." The exhibit is meant to be uplifting and the theme is intentionally broad to inspire creativity. Don’t worry about being an artist! Just have fun.

Submissions can be made to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. either anonymously or leave your first and last name for credit. The deadline to submit is Monday (Jan. 31).

Not sure what to submit? Please join us tomorrow (Jan. 28) from 4-7 p.m. at the Van Pelt and Opie Library, Room 244, where we will provide free canvases, paint, poster boards, markers and construction paper for those interested. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact Jailynn Johnson at or Mayra Morgan at

Modern Languages Film Series Starts Tonight

Modern Languages is showing three films representing German, Spanish and French. All three films will be shown in Fisher 135 with English subtitles. The screening is free and open to everyone — bring a friend!

The theme for this year's series is “Isolation.”

Tonight's Film:
The series kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight (Jan. 27) with "Ich Bin DeinMensch" (I'm Your Man), a German film by Maria Schrader.

Synopsis: Scientist Alma (Maren Eggert) has reluctantly agreed to live for three weeks with a humanoid robot, Tom (Dan Stevens), who has been created solely to make her happy. A contemplative comedy about love, longing and what makes us human.

Future Films:

  • Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. — "Desequilibrados" (Unbalanced), an Argentinian film by Julio Baldana.

  • Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. — "Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu" (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), a French film by Céline Schiamma.

Jazz Cabaret at the Rozsa

The annual Jazz Cabaret is back in person this weekend! Get your tickets to see Michigan Tech jazz combos, including Jaztec, Michigan Tech's premier jazz ensemble, perform backstage at the Rozsa.

  • Jazz Cabaret — 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29
    Tickets: $15 for adults and $5 for youth. Michigan Tech students can attend for free and bring a friend with the Experience Tech Fee.

Face coverings are required for volunteers, staff, and audience members at these events. Please visit the Rozsa COVID-19 Policies for the most up-to-date information.

Tickets for these events are available by phone at 906-487-2858, online or in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex. The Rozsa Box Office will also be open for ticket purchases one hour before performances. 

ChE Faculty Candidate Seminar

The Department of Chemical Engineering (ChE) would like to invite you to attend the seminar given by assistant professor candidate Alex Albaugh.

Albaugh is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Todd Gingrich’s theoretical chemistry group at Northwestern University. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Tomorrow (Jan. 28) at 1 p.m., Albaugh will give a seminar on "Using Simulation to Understand Molecular Motors" in Chem Sci 201.

The seminar will be given in-person with limited capacity for remote via Zoom. Virtual attendees are invited to join using meeting ID 894 6537 1335.

The recordings will be available upon request.

3D Printing Workshop

Join us at 1 p.m. today (Jan. 27) in Room 244 of the Van Pelt and Opie Library for an introduction to the library’s 3D Printing and Scanning Services. We will focus on choosing the best printer, tools, settings and material for your 3D design.

Bring your 3D print questions and project designs — and let’s schedule your prints!

Please register to attend.

ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker

The next presentation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) Graduate Seminar Series will be held at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 27) in MEEM 112.

This week, Robert Handler will present “Environmental Life Cycle Assessment for Research and Development.”

Handler conducts research in energy and materials, using environmental life cycle assessment methods to quantify and compare the environmental benefits of new products and systems.

Hockey Hosting Beavers

The No. 18 Michigan Tech hockey team hosts Bemidji State this weekend for a CCHA series.

The Huskies and Beavers will meet at 7:07 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 28) and 6:07 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 29) at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Tech is 12-8-1 overall and 9-5 in the CCHA and split with BSU on Nov. 19-20.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Soccer Releases 2022-23 Schedule

Head coach Turk Ozturk and the Michigan Tech soccer program are pleased to announce a full slate of games for the fall 2022-23 season.

The Huskies start out with four nonconference opponents, including Minnesota Duluth (Aug. 25), St. Cloud State (Aug. 27), Minnesota Crookston (Sept. 2, home opener), and Bemidji State (Sept. 4). 

The team kicks off conference play with a road trip to Purdue Northwest and Wisconsin-Parkside Sept. 9-11.

The Huskies are fresh off a successful spring, where they went 9-5 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 12-7 overall. Tech qualified for the GLIAC quarterfinals for the second straight season and was in contention for selection to the NCAA Region Tournament until the final week of the year.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Postings

Job Postings for Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

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. 

Assistant Accountant, Financial Services and Operations. Apply online.

Office Assistant 6 (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #22016, Human Resources (UAW posting Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2022 — internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW posting dates). Apply online.

Administrative Aide 7 (12 months/ 40 hours/ first shift) #22017, Business Support Center (UAW posting Jan. 27 to Feb. 2, 2022 — internal UAW applicants are given first consideration if they apply during the internal UAW 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


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. 

Michigan Tech strongly recommends that all employees and students make choices to protect themselves, such as getting vaccinated, wearing high-filtration face coverings, and practicing enhanced sanitation and physical distancing where possible — especially in light of the increased transmissibility of the COVID-19 omicron 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 spring 2022 semester.

Testing is available every week in the Rozsa Center basement Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cost to be tested, and no appointment is needed. 

The consent form is now online and can be completed anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the day of your visit.

More COVID-19 Testing Information for the Michigan Tech community is available on the MTU Flex website.


Faith Morrison Presenting Talk on US Voting Rights History

Faith Morrison, professor emerita (ChE), will present an illustrated livestream talk on the history of United States voting rights at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday (Feb. 3) on Zoom.

In her talk, Morrison will trace U.S. voting rights from the nation’s founding up to the present day.

This event is part of local celebrations of the 2020 centennial of women’s voting rights. All are welcome.


Sustainability Film Discussion: 'Chasing Coral'

The 2022 Sustainability Film Series kicks off with a discussion of the film "Chasing Coral" from 7-8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 27). Participation is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and community members. A suggested donation of $5 per film to support the film series is appreciated. Make your donation online.

Participants need to register to receive the Zoom link to participate in the facilitated discussion. The film may be viewed on Netflix or YouTube.

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an alarming rate. Between 2014 and 2017, "Chasing Coral" captured the most severe bleaching event in recorded history. During these years, 75% of corals suffered or died from heat stress brought on by climate change. It is predicted that if nothing changes, by 2034 there will be severe bleaching events every year, and by the end of the century every reef in the world will bleach.

Casey Huckins (BioSci) will be the discussion facilitator. He has been a faculty member at MTU since 1998. His research group in aquatic ecology at the Great Lakes Research Center investigates restoration of migratory coaster brook trout, control of invasive species, and habitat improvement, including rivers that have been degraded by land use in the watershed. For the past decade, Huckins and Jill Fisher have taught a course in the Bahamas on the biology and ecology of tropical island plant and animal communities in marine and terrestrial systems within the context of the geological and human history, and climate of these fragile tropical ecosystems and their incredible biodiversity.

The Sustainability Film Series and Facilitated Discussion is cosponsored by MTU's Sustainability Demonstration House, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and Department of Social Sciences, and Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Keweenaw Land Trust and Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

The schedule of films from February to May 2022 is coming soon.


Physics Colloquium: Grad Student Presentations

Three Physics graduate students will be presenting their research progress at this week's Physics Colloquium:

  • Nithin Allwayin (advised by Raymond Shaw)
  • Rishi Babu (advised by Petra Huentemeyer)
  • Sushree Dash (advised by Miguel Levy)

This hybrid event will take place today (Jan. 27). The students will give their talks at 4 p.m. in Fisher 139. Please join in person or via Zoom.

Please register in advance to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Event details, along with the students' presentation titles and abstracts, can be found on the University Events Calendar.


COVID-19 Community Town Hall Tonight

Join us tonight (Jan. 27) from 7-8 p.m. for the COVID-19 Community Town Hall. Town Hall moderators Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm (HRI/KIP) will be joined by several guests who will provide information on COVID-19 and the latest omicron surge.

Organized by the Health Research Institute at Michigan Tech, the 60-minute town hall broadcast can be heard live at 7 p.m. on local radio stations 97.7 The Wolf (WOLV-FM) and Q107 (WMQT-FM) or viewed through a Zoom webinar and Facebook Live. The town hall can also be viewed on ABC 10 on Sunday (Jan. 30) at noon.

For more information, past broadcasts and webinar links, visit the COVID-19 Town Hall Series website.


PhD Defense: Oudumbar Rajput, ME-EM

Doctoral candidate Oudumbar Rajput (ME-EM) will defend their doctoral thesis at 6 p.m. today (Jan. 27). This virtual defense will be held online only. Attendance is invited via Zoom.

Rajput's thesis is titled "Numerical Development of a Six-Stroke Gasoline Compression Ignition Engine."

Rajput is advised by Youngchul Ra.


The next speaker in the Biological Sciences Seminar Series will be Oliver N. Shipley, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico.

The seminar is today (Jan. 27) from 3-4 p.m. It  will be held virtually via Zoom.

Shipley's presentation is titled "There and back again: applications of compound-specific isotopes to study animal ecophysiology."

From the abstract:
Compound-specific approaches (CS-SIA) are a relatively recent but established tool for studying ecological processes. More recently, however, these techniques have shown great promise for studying aspects of animal ecophysiology, because they can be used to trace various biosynthesis pathways of individual compounds. This seminar will provide a general overview of CS-SIA, focusing on novel applications to study various aspects of animal ecophysiology. Specific examples will include the use of amino acid isotopes to study nitrogen balance in elasmobranch fishes across gestation and the fitness consequences of individual-level diet variation in northern lake trout. The potential application of Hydrogen amino acid isotopes will also be discussed. These study examples underscore the utility of molecular isotope approaches for studying ecophysiological processes in animals, further emphasizing the predictive power of non-lethal, intrinsic tracer techniques.


Rescheduled ME-EM Chair Candidate Presentations

The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) would like to invite you to attend the seminars to be given by department chair candidate Mark Barkey.

Barkey is currently the department head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Alabama.

Today (Jan. 27) at 11:15 a.m., Barkey will give a seminar titled "Buckling of Thin-Walled Cones Subjected to External Pressure" in MEEM 406.

Tomorrow (Jan. 28) at 10 a.m., Barkey will give a seminar on "Administrative Philosophy and Goals" in MEEM 406.

The seminars will be given live. Instructions and access to the recordings will be made available at a later date.


Menu for Today's C-Cubed Luncheon:

  • Beef Kofta Balls (Gluten Free)
  • Falafel (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Red Rice (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Sautéed Vegetables (Gluten Free, Vegan)
  • Tzatziki Sauce (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)
  • Tahini Sauce (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Dining Services presents this week's C-Cubed Luncheon being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today (Jan. 27) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (MUB 107). All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

The C-Cubed lunch buffet menus are created by executive chef Eric Karvonen and prepared by Karvonen and his culinary team. As the name suggests, the meals are meant to foster conversation, community and collegiality. Attendees may bring their lunch instead of purchasing the buffet. Fruit-infused water, coffee, tea, cookies and fruit are available free to all attendees.

The buffet lunch is $12 per person. Cash, credit cards and gift cards are accepted. Gift cards can be purchased in the Memorial Union office, MUB 101. You can submit C-Cubed feedback using this Google form. To join the C-Cubed Google group and receive weekly menus, email

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