Deadline for URS Research Submissions Extended

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) research submissions deadline has been extended to Wednesday (Feb. 16) at 11:59 p.m. Please visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium website for more information regarding research submission and judging opportunities.

Students funded by the programs listed below are required to participate in this event as a part of their funding agreement:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)
  • Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP)

Participation in the symposium is also open to all undergraduate students, providing them the opportunity to present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges.

The symposium will take place March 25 in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts lobby. Encourage your undergraduate student researchers to participate in this opportunity as a means to display their work and gain presentation experience. The symposium coincides with Tech's Preview Day and is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students considering attending Michigan Tech. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend and support our excellent undergraduate researchers.

Questions can be directed to honors@mtu.edu.

Husky Health Incentive Payout Distribution

This coming payday (tomorrow, Feb. 11), Husky Health FSA and HSA distributions will be distributed for current employees who completed their Husky Health checklists for 2021 by the deadline. Additionally, letters for incentives earned toward health memberships or community health/fitness centers will also be distributed tomorrow.

Employees who started an HSA for the first time with this Husky Health incentive will see a distribution on their Feb. 25 payday. Retirees can also expect to see their Husky Health incentives in late February.

Follow Michigan Tech's Wellness Facebook page for upcoming health and wellness initiatives supported by the Benefits Office, which may count toward your 2022 Husky Health checklist.

Hockey Dominates Wildcats, Clinches Sweep

No. 14 Michigan Tech hockey remains unbeaten in 2022 after an 8-1 victory over Northern Michigan on Tuesday (Feb. 8) at the Berry Events Center.

The win was the Huskies' 10th straight victory and clinched their fifth CCHA sweep of the season. MTU outscored the Wildcats 13-2 in the series.

"I think we took advantage of Northern's tough goaltending situation," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "It was nice to get that first one early, and we were able to just keep it going. Scoring eight goals on 33 shots doesn't happen often — especially in this building."

With the win, Tech improves to 17-8-2 overall and 14-5-1 in the CCHA — and the Huskies are now the all-time MTU-versus-NMU series leaders for the first time since 1989, leading 78-77-14.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Women's Basketball Heading to Davenport, GVSU

Michigan Tech women's basketball is heading downstate to bookend a five-game road trip.

The Huskies are traveling to Davenport today (Feb. 10) and will play the Panthers at 6 p.m. That match will be followed by a trip to No. 5 Grand Valley State on Saturday (Feb. 12) for a 1 p.m. game versus the Lakers.

Both games can be heard on Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

New Funding

Ravi Pandey (Physics/CQP) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $20,784 research and development contract-cost from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

This three-month project is titled "Computational Assessment of Chlorine Attack on the Surface of Aluminum Oxide."

In the News

Jennifer Daryl Slack (HU) appeared as a guest on episode 47 of the Darts and Letters podcast, titled “Lost Utopias: A History of World’s Fairs.” She provided insight on the role of progress and convenience in the quest for utopia through technology.

Slack also appeared on NBC 26 Green Bay’s Jan. 28 broadcast, where she discussed the role of algorithms in the production and consumption of news.

Reminders

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.

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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.

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Tuition Reduction Incentive Program Form Is Online

The Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) form for the summer 2022 academic semester is now online.

The summer TRIP application and guidelines can be found on the Human Resources website.

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Nominations Open: 28th Annual Student Leadership Awards

On behalf of the University, we are seeking nominations for the President's Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities and the new William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award, along with a variety of other awards, to recognize the efforts and achievements of our Michigan Tech community.

The recipient of each award will be honored at the 28th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. April 15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

The nomination process is simple. All awards and their information can be found on the Student Leadership Awards page. For each individual award, click on the award title to read more about the award and its requirements, then complete and submit the nomination form.

Nominations for the President's Award for Leadership, Dean of Students Award for Possibilities and the new William and Josephine Balconi Community Service Award are due by noon on March 4. Nominations for all other Student Leadership Awards are due by noon on March 18.

Questions concerning the awards can be directed to Student Leadership and Involvement at activities@mtu.edu or 906-487-1963. Take a minute to nominate a student or colleague today! Thank you for recognizing our best and brightest students — your support is truly appreciated.

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Husky Connect Looking for Student Mentors!

Do you know a current student who'd be great at helping new incoming students adjust to new environments and achieve their goals?

The Husky Connect Mentorship Program is looking for Huskies willing to give new students the value of their experiences. Each mentor is assigned one or two first-year students to meet with during the summer before they begin their first fall semester. Husky Connect mentors receive compensation for the time they spend with their mentees.

Students can learn more about this peer-to-peer program and apply to be a Husky Connect mentor on our website. Applications close Feb. 18 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Mayra Morgan at msmorgan@mtu.edu.

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C-Cubed Luncheon Menu for Today

Wisconsin Fish Fry

  • Beer Battered Cod
  • Pan Roasted Pollack (Gluten Free)
  • Beer Battered Tofu (Vegan)
  • Potato Pancakes with Applesauce or Sour Cream (Vegetarian)
  • German Potato Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Tartar Sauce

Dining Services presents this week's C-Cubed Luncheon being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today (Feb. 10) 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 business-support@mtu.edu.

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PhD Defense: Sal Husain, ME-EM

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics candidate Sal Husain will present their doctoral defense at 10 a.m. today (Feb. 10). This virtual defense will be held online only. Virtual attendance is invited via Zoom

Husain's defense is titled "Passivity-Based Numerical Modeling and Grid Integration Strategies for Wave Energy Converter Arrays."

Husain is advised by Gordon Parker.

Today's Campus Events

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Nominations for USG E-board and At-Large Representatives

Do you or someone you know want to run as an At-Large representative or a member of USG's executive board? Nominations are now open for the election which begins February...

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PhD Defense: Salman Husain

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Advisor: Gordon Parker Passivity-Based Numerical Modeling and Grid Integration Strategies for Wave Energy Converter Arrays ...

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Broomball

Winter Carnival Special Event for participating organizations. Pre-registration required to participate; spectators welcome.

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Book Signing "J Walitalo Woodburnings"

Books will be available for purchase, and the author will be on-site to sign and personalize them. This will be held in the Atrium of the Forestry department on Feb 10th, from...

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Low/Ultra Low Voltage and Pressure Imaging in SEM

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar Bob Passeri Hitachi High-Tech America, Schaumberg, IL Abstract This in-person (and Zoom) seminar will discuss the application...

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SnoBall Crash Course

Want to get a refresher in dance before SnoBall on Saturday, February 12th? Come join the MTU Swing Dance Club in the DHH Ballroom for lessons in East Coast Swing, Waltz, and...

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Winter Carnival Trivia - 2022

Come join the quiz bowl team for 3 rounds of themed trivia, whether it's just you or a group of friends!

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Winter Carnival Trivia - 2022

Come join the quiz bowl team for 3 rounds of themed trivia, whether it's just you or a group of friends!

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Stress Less

Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this 4-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness and...

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Sustainability Open House

The students of the Sustainability Demonstration House would like to invite you to our upcoming Sustainability Open House on Thursday (Feb. 10) from 4-7 p.m. over Winter...

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Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Spring 2022 Session 2

Adult Huskies Swim Lessons provides aquatic education for the beginner to the intermediate swimmer who is looking to become more comfortable in the water and learn the...

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Adult Huskies Swim Training Spring 2022 Session 2

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

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Bigfoot Glowshoe

Join us for the annual Bigfoot Glowshoe Event held up at the Michigan Tech Recreation Trials. The event will be a glowing good time! Pre-register at...

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Monthly General Meeting _ Spring 2022

Hi folks, This mail serves to notify us that we will be having our monthly general meeting on the last Wednesday of the month 6 - 7 PM at Chem Sci. 211 or via Zoom. Feel...

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Open Rock Climbing

All ages (we can allow all ages to climb as long as we have the proper fitting equipment). No need to sign up, just stop by the Climbing Wall between 6 and 8 pm Monday through...

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All About the Pavlis Honors College

Join us to learn more about what makes Michigan Tech's Honors College different and how you can apply!

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Fuse - Regular Meeting

Come join us! We start with a dinner and social time followed by our student-led worship and then a message! Our messages range from panels of Tech faculty, to our pastors,...

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Winter Carnival: Stage Revue Show

Come support your favorite organization as they put on a great show! Stage Revue is a performance given by multiple groups of Michigan Tech students participating in...

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(Women's Basketball) Michigan Tech at Davenport

Women's Basketball: Michigan Tech at Davenport, DU Student Center

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Winter Carnival

Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation....