Summer 2023 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for Summer 2023 Finishing Fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m. on March 1 to the Graduate School. Please email applications to

Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online. Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a Ph.D. student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a Finishing Fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a Finishing Fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for candidacy (tuition charged at Research Mode rate) at the time of application.
  5. Must not hold a final oral examination ("defense") prior to the start of the award semester.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to Ph.D. candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding Ph.D. candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan.

The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships, with support ranging from $2,000 to full support (stipend plus tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.

Interview Room Request for Spring Career Fair

We are excited to be kicking off CareerFEST 2023 this spring, including an in-person Career Fair on Feb. 22! As we have done in the past, Interview Day will be Feb. 23, and we need your help.

On average, there are over 1,000 individual interviews conducted on campus following Career Fair. In order to provide the best interview experience for both students and employers, we are requesting office and room spaces for interviews on campus.

Please use our Rooms for Interviews Google form to submit any available rooms to be included for our Interview Day schedule. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

We are looking forward to another great CareerFEST and Career Fair this spring!

Submission and Formatting 101: Master the Dissertation, Thesis and Report Process

Editor's Note: The date of this seminar has been changed. The original date was Jan. 25.

Students who are completing a dissertation, thesis or report are invited to join the Graduate School to learn about the resources available to them to assist in scheduling their defense, formatting their documents and submitting their documents. In one afternoon, you can learn everything you need to be successful and complete your degree in a timely fashion! Faculty and staff who assist students with submissions are also welcome to attend. Attend the entire event, or stop in for the seminar that interests you.

  • When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m. (see a detailed schedule on our blog)
  • Who: Students completing a dissertation, thesis or report; faculty and staff who assist students with submission.
  • Where: Virtually via Zoom (please register to attend online and receive participation instructions) and in person in Admin 404 (room capacity is 35). 
  • Registration: Please register to receive handouts via email or attend online. The seminar will be available online as well as on campus.

If you are unable to join us, the event will be taped and available online after the event. The previous semester’s seminars are always available online.

Information on submitting, formatting and more can be found online for dissertations and theses or reports.

ME-EM Graduate Seminar Speaker: Wayne Weaver

The next Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) Graduate Seminar Speaker will present at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19) in EERC 103.

Wayne Weaver will present “Policies and Procedures of the ME-EM Graduate Program.”

Weaver is currently a professor, associate department chair and director of graduate studies for ME-EM at Michigan Tech.

BioSci Seminar with Steven Munger

Steven Munger will present as part of the Department of Biological Sciences (BioSci) Seminar Series from 3-4 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19). The seminar will be held virtually via Zoom (use passcode 046347).

Munger is an associate professor at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. He will present "The Stories That SNPs Tell: Genetic Diversity as a Tool for Biological Discovery."

From the abstract:
The promise of “Precision Medicine” is to leverage genome sequencing data to tailor treatment strategies to each patient’s specific disease etiology and genetic background. However, enthusiasm for this worthwhile goal is tempered by that growing understanding that most common diseases are highly polygenic and pleiotropic, and many adult-onset diseases likely stem at least in part from insults to cell differentiation and organogenesis in utero. This genetic and developmental complexity presents a steep challenge and points to the need for animal and cell models to fully dissect the complex molecular hierarchy and temporal dynamics linking genetic lesions to disease. My research program takes advantage of genetically diverse laboratory mice and stem cells, and applies genetic mapping approaches to large, multi-scale genomic datasets to decode how segregating genetic variation perturbs gene regulatory networks to influence ground state pluripotency, cell differentiation trajectories, and adult organ function. In my seminar, I will present two vignettes that highlight the power of this integrated “systems genetics” approach to reveal new biological insights. ... Finally, I will show how we are extending this powerful stem cell panel and systems genetics approaches to the field of developmental toxicology.

Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar with Tom Asmus

The next Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar will take place at 3 p.m. Monday (Jan. 23) in the Great Lakes Research Center, GLRC 202.

Tom Asmus of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Water Resource Division (WRD) will present "Basics of Wastewater Treatment Operation & Design."

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.

Women's Basketball Bringing Win Streak Home

Michigan Tech women's basketball will bring a four-game winning streak to SDC Gymnasium when they host Davenport University at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19).

The Huskies are also welcoming No. 4 Grand Valley State at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21).

Tech is 14-3, 6-1, and ranks second in the GLIAC standings with 11 games remaining in the regular season.

Read the preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Men's Basketball Meeting Panthers, Lakers at Home

Michigan Tech men's basketball is returning to SDC Gymnasium to take on Davenport at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19). 

Despite a disappointing road loss to Northern Michigan, the Huskies return to Houghton with a 4-2 home record and a chance to move up in the GLIAC standings with a win over the Panthers.

Tech will also welcome Grand Valley State at 3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21).

Read the preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

In the News

Michigan Tech’s 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Banquet was previewed by the Keweenaw Report, and an interfaith prayer vigil and peace march were covered by WLUC TV6 and the Daily Mining Gazette

Dean of Students Wallace Southerland III, Darnishia Morris (PHC) and undergraduate Cole Bennett (audio production and technology) were quoted in the stories.

The banquet, vigil and march were held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16). 


FloHockey mentioned Michigan Tech hockey’s Jan. 14 loss to St. Thomas in its weekly CCHA RinkRap. Joe Shawhan (ATH) and Huskies captain Arvid Caderoth were mentioned in the story, and Parker Saretsky was quoted.


Undergraduate students Trent Seorum (electrical engineering) and Justin Kurncz (mechanical engineering) were quoted by MASTERS Racing Circuit in a profile of the MTU Sledheads student organization.


9&10 News mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about “quirky” world records set in Michigan.

The world's largest snowball was made by MTU’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) chapter. Created March 29, 2013, it was 10.45 feet in diameter and 32.94 feet in circumference.


13th Annual Sustainability Film Series Kicks Off with 'Hometown Habitat'

The 13th Annual Sustainability Film and Facilitated Discussion Series kicks off at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 19) with a free showing of "Hometown Habitat — Stories of Bringing Nature Home" at G002 Hesterberg Hall in the Forestry Building. The film will be followed by a Zoom discussion with the filmmaker, Catherine Zimmerman.

For the last several decades, global bird and insect populations have plummeted. Unlike many looming environmental catastrophes, these can be addressed in part by individuals willing to make a difference in their yards and communities. The solution: change the way we approach landscaping. In "Hometown Habitat," renowned entomologist and best-selling author Douglas Tallamy explores how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

This 90-minute educational documentary includes inspiring stories of habitat heroes across the country who are working to bring back nature in their hometowns. Filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman shares these stories to reawaken and redefine our relationship with nature — and perhaps inspire us to create our own hometown habitats. The post-film discussion will explore what we can do in our yard and communities.

More details are available on the University Events Calendar.

The Sustainability Film and Facilitated Discussion Series is co-sponsored by Michigan Tech's Office of Sustainability and Resilience, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Department of Social Sciences Sustainability Science Program, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, Center for Science and Environmental Outreach, Sustainability Demonstration House, Great Lakes Research Center and Students for Sustainability, as well as the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Friends of the Land of Keweenaw, Refill UP and Keweenaw Land Trust.

Today's Campus Events

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7 Days of MUB

Join MUB Board during the week of January 18 to learn more about our organization and relax before the semester picks up! We will be giving away free baked goods, promoting...


Innovation Week: New Venture Creation with Eric Roberts

Innovation Week: New Venture Creation with Eric Roberts January 18th, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in-person Register here by 1/16 Eric Roberts joins Husky Innovate to talk...


McNair Scholars Info Session MTU/Zoom

Do you want to get a PhD? Thinking about it but unsure how to get there? The McNair Scholars Program helps students get ready for grad school—and we'll pay you too. If you...


Students For Life General Meeting

Students For Life General Meeting


Cookies, Crafts, & Conversations About Stalking

The student organization, SAVE, is hosting an event for Stalking Awareness Month. Students are invited to come enjoy cookies and crafts while learning about stalking behaviors...


Middle School Volleyball Development League

A four-week developmental program for middle school girls in grades 7 & 8 to learn and improve their skills in preparation for the upcoming interscholastic season. This...


SAE Aero Design Bi-Weekly Meetings

SAE Aero Design aims to offer valuable experience to Michigan Tech students of all majors interested in an extracurricular engineering & design opportunity. Come join our...


Wednesday Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program

Wednesdays Ages 8-12 Children of all ability levels have an opportunity to learn to ski or snowboard, make new friends, and explore Mont Ripley together. The focus is on...


Experiential Learning Virtual Session

Join a panel of current students to learn all about research opportunities available at Michigan Tech.


Just Dance!

Come play just dance in the DHH Ballroom with Phi Delta Chi! Just bring your phone (and honestly probably a bottle of water it's kind of a workout). All women and nonbinary...


Adult and Youth Huskies Tennis and Pickleball Lessons (Session 1)

Youth Huskies Tennis Lessons: After school and weekend Youth Huskies Group Tennis Lessons are available this spring! Join in by age group and level for some fun on the tennis...