CyberCorps SFS Scholarship Opportunity

Interested in cybersecurity? The College of Computing wants you to know about an exciting scholarship opportunity for Michigan Tech students who want to pursue cybersecurity degrees, including a B.S. in Cybersecurity, M.S. in Cybersecurity and/or a cybersecurity minor.

The CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Program at Michigan Tech is open for application now. Application for the 2023 cohort closes March 1. All computing students (computer science/software engineering, computer network and system administration, cybersecurity, electrical engineering technology/computer engineering and management information systems) may apply for the scholarship. Students from non-computing disciplines, but with a strong interest in cybersecurity, may also apply.

CyberCorps provides two- or three-year full scholarships to cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate students. In return for their scholarships, recipients agree to work in a cybersecurity-related position for a federal, state, local or tribal government agency after graduation for a period equal to the length of the scholarship.

Curious? Interested? Michigan Tech’s CyberCorps team will host a student info session from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 1 in person in Rekhi 112 and online via Zoom.

For more information and to apply, visit the CyberCorps SFS program website.

Use Your Staff Service Award Days

Benefits Services is reminding you to use your staff service awards days so you don't lose them. The deadline to use them is the end of the current fiscal year, June 30.

To see your current available balance, log into Banweb. Under the Employees tab, click Leave Balances. Your hours will be listed as "Service Award Recognition." They can be entered as Payroll Earn Code 430 or listed as "Service Award Day" on your timesheet.

CTL Lunch and Learn: 'Engaging Students'

Learning involves more than just listening!

Changing a student’s role from a passive listener to being actively involved in the learning process can improve their skills in collaboration, critical and creative thinking and problem solving. Having your students active and engaged is also vital for supporting retention of new knowledge. The constructivist learning theory states that learning happens when students are able to test their constructs through discussions with their peers, ask questions and test various possibilities.

Have you considered ways that you can increase student engagement in your courses? Not sure where to start?

Make plans to attend the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) "Engaging Students" Lunch and Learn on Feb. 2 from 12-1 p.m. We’ll explore active learning strategies best suited for your course content, level of complexity, class size and even classroom layout! Whether you are just starting to explore ways to engage students or have had success and would like to try other approaches, we hope you will join us.

Register to attend the CTL "Engaging Students" Lunch and Learn. All registered attendees will have lunch provided.

IAU Names Asteroid After Robert Nemiroff

A minor planet, or asteroid, has been named after University Professor Robert Nemiroff (Physics). The International Astronomical Union (IAU) functional working group Small Bodies Nomenclature (WGSBN) announced the new name in a WGSBN Bulletin on Jan. 16.

Formerly known as 2002 GB185, the asteroid is now also known as (270558) Nemiroff. This minor planet orbits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and was discovered April 9, 2002.

The WGSBN bulletin entry states: "Robert J. Nemiroff (b. 1960) is an American physicist working at Michigan Technological University. His main research interests are in gamma-ray bursts, gravitational lensing, and cosmology. As a co-creator of the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) he has provided outstanding contributions to the public understanding of astronomy since 1995."

CFRES Seminar with Dustin Bronson

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES) will have a seminar today (Jan. 19) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in G002 of the U. J. Noblet Forestry Building.

Our seminar will be hosted by Fengjing Liu (CFRES) and our speaker is Dustin Bronson, a plant physiologist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station.

Bronson will present a talk titled "Assisted Migration & Lowland Ash Remediation - Two Studies Focused on Appropriate Tree Species Selection.”

Hockey Traveling to Ferris State

No. 14 Michigan Tech hockey is traveling to Ferris State for its only weekend series against the Bulldogs this season.

The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 20) and 6:07 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Ewigleben Ice Arena.

The Huskies are 15-7-3 overall and 8-5-3 in the CCHA. The Bulldogs are 10-10-2 overall and 7-6-1 in the CCHA. The teams met downstate Oct. 7 in a nonconference game to open the season. FSU won 2-1.

Fans can listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or online at or

All Michigan Tech home and CCHA games during the 2022-23 season will also be livestreamed on

Read the preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023

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 Teaching Professor – GIS and Remote Sensing, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. 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

New Funding

Alex Kostinski (Physics/CQP) is the principal investigator of a project that has received a $99,512 research and development contract from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

The project is titled "Theoretical Support for Gas-Gun Experiments: Towards Suppression of Shockwave Instabilities and Jetting."

In the News

Lei Pan (ChE) was quoted by Green Car Congress and Radio Results Network in stories about Michigan Tech’s $2.5 million U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E MINER award for carbon storage and extraction of critical minerals from mine tailings. 

Pan is the project’s principal investigator. The stories were picked up from a Michigan Tech News story.


WZMQ 19 News interviewed Erin Thompson ’02 (B.S., clinical laboratory science) for a story about the College Shopper website launched by data analytics company SightLine. Thompson is chief operating officer and a student retention specialist at SightLine. The College Shopper was also the subject of a Michigan Tech News story.


Yahoo! Finance covered the appointment of Karen Swager ’92 ’94 (B.S., M.S., metallurgical engineering) to the SSR Mining Inc. Board of Directors. She is currently the senior vice president, supply chain, at the Mosaic Company.


The Mining Journal mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Superior Health Foundation’s new board members, including David Jahn ’80 (business administration/accounting).


UpNorthLive and News Channel 3 ran stories on Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival comedy event with Mikey Day, a veteran of "Saturday Night Live." The show will begin at 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.


The Keweenaw Report ran a story on an adult computing skills class being conducted by Michigan Tech students. The class is planned at Portage Lake District Library at 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 21).


NSF I-Corps Program Registration Now Open

Are you interested in taking your idea, technology or process commercial? Entrepreneurially minded faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni and local community teams are invited to attend the Great Lakes Region Hub National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program hosted by Husky Innovate at Michigan Tech.

Course Description
The NSF I-Corps lean startup program spans six weeks. Using the scientific process, customer discovery and the business model canvas, teams will work to validate key business hypotheses and develop a scalable business model.

Course Benefits
Upon completion of the workshop and the customer discovery interviews (30), you or your team may be eligible for a mini grant of up to $1,000 for continued customer discovery.

Teams who complete the program may become eligible for the NSF I-Corps National Team Program and a $50,000 grant. Participation in the workshop can lead to qualification for research and other funding from several granting agencies, including Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and various state and regional programs.

Past participants have reported that they saved time and money by better understanding potential applications of their technology and improved their ability to receive add-on funding.

Our spring cohort will meet online via Zoom on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 23 — Workshop No. 1: Kickoff, 4-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 30 — Workshop No. 2, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 6 — No meeting, continue customer discovery, meet with your mentor
  • Monday, Feb. 13 — Workshop  No. 3, 4-6 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 20 — No meeting, continue customer discovery, meet with your mentor
  • Monday, Feb. 27 — Workshop No. 4: Wrap-Up, 4-7 p.m.

Register using the Spring 2023 Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program Registration Form by Friday (Jan. 20).


Physics Colloquium: Grad Student Presentations

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

  • Aaron Wildenborg (advised by Jae Yong Suh)
  • Lisa Eggart (advised by Ravi Pandey)

This will be an in-person event — the students will give their talks at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 19) in Fisher 139.

Event details, including the students' presentation titles and abstracts, are available on the University Events Calendar.



Menu for Thursday (Jan. 19):

  • Japanese BBQ Pork Chop
  • Stir Fry Vegetables (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan)
  • Vegetable Fried Rice (Vegetarian)
  • Kimchi Style Cabbage
  • Veggie Egg Roll (Vegetarian)

Dining Services presents this week's C3 Luncheon, being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge (MUB 107). All faculty and staff, along with their guests, are invited.

The C3 lunch buffet menus are created and prepared by executive chef Michael Landini 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 C3 feedback using our Google form. To join the C3 Google group and receive weekly menus, email


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. today (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. today (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.

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