Husky Bites Returning for Spring Semester 2023!

What are you doing for supper this semester, Monday nights at 6 p.m.? Join College of Engineering Dean Janet Callahan and special guests for Husky Bites, a 30-minute interactive Zoom webinar, followed by a Q&A session.

Got time? Join early for some extra conversation, starting at 5:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

The Husky Bites Spring 2023 series kicks off Jan. 23 with “Sliding into the Future of Mont Ripley,” presented by Nick Sirdenis, general manager, Mont Ripley Ski Area. He will be joined by Dan Dalquist, ski instructor for the Mont Ripley Ski & Snowboard School, and Josie Stalmack, student president of the Mont Ripley ski patrol. We’ll hear about some new features at Mont Ripley currently in the planning stage, plus one now in the works.

This spring, additional topics and speakers include:

  • "Making Skis," with Jeffrey Thompson ’12 (B.S., mechanical engineering), co-founder of Shaggy's Copper Country Skis;
  • "Winter Carnival Geospatial Imagery," with Joe Foster (CEGE);
  • "Volleyball at MTU," with Matt Jennings (ATH/KIP);
  • "Solar Energy in Cold Climates," with Ana Dyreson (ME-EM);
  • "Money Matters and MTU’s Applied Portfolio Management Program," with Dean Johnson (COB);
  • "The Consumer Products Manufacturing Enterprise," with Tony Rogers (ChE);
  • "Bio-inspired Designs," with Bruce Lee (BioMed);
  • "The A.E. Seaman Museum — 120 Years," with John Jaszczak (Physics/Museum); and
  • "Birdwatching for Quality of Life," with David Flaspohler (CFRES).

Get the full scoop and register at the Husky Bites website!

'a CopperDogFilm' Premiering at Calumet Theater

A year in the making and featuring the Michigan Tech Mushing Club, this short documentary titled "a CopperDogFilm" shows how the spirit of the community and the beauty of the Keweenaw come together with a dogsled race.

The film will premier at 6 p.m. next Saturday (Jan. 14) in the Calumet Theater and is free to the public.

Watch the trailer.

Hockey Playing at Desert Hockey Classic

No. 16 Michigan Tech hockey is playing at the Desert Hockey Classic.

The Huskies will open at 9 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Mountain tonight (Jan. 6) against hosts Arizona State at Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona. They will play again at 5:30 p.m. Eastern/3:30 p.m. Mountain tomorrow (Jan. 7) against either Air Force or No. 6 Boston University.

The games will be streamed on the Pac-12 Network. Since the Pac-12 Networks does not currently provide an a-la-carte, internet-only subscription option, fans will need to log in to their television provider to watch.

Fans can listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM, online at or, or by using your favorite radio streaming app. 

Read the preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Nordic Skiers Complete Day Two of US Cross Country Ski Championships

The Michigan Tech Nordic ski teams completed the classic sprint day of the 2023 U.S. Cross Country Ski Nationals presented by Hampton Inn & Suites at the Tech Trails on Wednesday (Jan. 4).

The Huskies had two top-20 finishes, with Anabel Needham placing 14th overall and Adam Witkowski earning an 18th-place finish. 

"We had a solid day of qualifying with Anabel in 14th (10th American), Adam in 18th (11th American) and Jasper (Johnston, sixth in the junior race) all making it into the quarterfinals," head coach Tom Monahan Smith said. "Today was as challenging as it gets with the temperatures right around freezing and a wintry mix." 

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

New Funding

Tim Colling (CEGE/CTT) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received an $85,234 other sponsored activities contract from the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The project is titled "2023 MERL Maintenance and Support."

Nick Koszykowski (CEGE/CTT) is a co-PI on this potential one-year project.

In the News

Simon Carn (GMES) was a guest on a BBC Science In Action podcast episode titled “One year on from the Tonga eruption.” 

The episode discussed what made the January 2022 eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano so powerful and unpacked its long-lasting impacts.


UpNorthLive, the Benzie County Record Patriot and the Manistee News Advocate mentioned Michigan Tech in stories about trees resistant to beech bark disease that were planted at Sleeping Bear Dunes in November.

“The successful project came as a result of five years of planning and research in partnership with researchers at Michigan Technological University,” spokespersons for the Dunes stated. 


Radio Results Network mentioned Michigan Tech in a story previewing a three-day snow statue workshop being hosted on campus today through Sunday (Jan. 6-8). 

The workshop is sponsored by Blue Key Honor Society and will be conducted by champion snow sculpting team Sculptora Borealis of Wisconsin.


Michigan News Source mentioned Michigan Tech in coverage of the U.S. Cross Country Ski National Championships, being held this week at the Tech Trails.


WJMN Local 3 mentioned Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival in its “U.P. winter activity guide,” listing popular outdoor activities held around the Upper Peninsula.


Michigan Tech was mentioned by the Trail Times, Rossland News and Fort Saskatchewan Record in stories about former Husky hockey captain Jake Lucchini’s road to the NHL and first NHL goal, scored Jan. 1.


ALS News Today mentioned Michigan Tech and the Tech Trails in a story about staying grounded in the new year by immersion in nature.


System Maintenance on Sunday

A production system maintenance window is scheduled for Sunday (Jan. 8) from 8 a.m. to noon. During this window, the following services may be affected:

CRM Advance - reporting
Event Management System (EMS)
Slate - WebFOCUS Campus Visit Reporting

If you have any questions or concerns, we can help. Contact us at or call 7-1111.


Leading Scholar Volunteers Needed

We are excited to announce that our annual Leading Scholar competition is swiftly approaching.

This year, we are looking for 30 staff volunteers each day to lend their time and energy to support this amazing opportunity for our prospective students.

Volunteers will observe and evaluate prospective students during the Leadership in Action Unboxed Challenge using a rubric that will be provided prior to the event. The activity itself will be led by the Center for Educational Outreach.

As part of the scholarship selection process, finalists will be evaluated on skills such as problem-solving, communication, teamwork, academic curiosity and more.

The Leadership in Action session will take place in the Rozsa lobby and volunteers will need to be present from 9-10:15 a.m. on the selected volunteer date(s).

The dates for these events are:

  • Friday, Jan. 13
  • Friday, Jan. 20
  • Friday, Jan. 27
  • Friday, Feb. 3
  • Monday, Feb. 13
  • Friday, Feb. 17

If you're available and willing to help, please fill out our volunteer form.

Further details will be sent to all volunteers prior to the events. In the meantime, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Just as in years past, this event wouldn’t be possible without you. We sincerely appreciate your help in bringing these aspiring Huskies to campus!

Today's Campus Events

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