Scholarships Available

Sons and Daughters Scholarships
A reminder that Michigan Tech Employee Sons and Daughters Scholarship applications, valued at $100 each, are available for the 2023-24 academic year. Applicants must be children of Michigan Tech employees. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 28 and are available online.

LeAnn Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships
Two $250 LeAnn Becia Family/AFSCME Scholarships are available for 2023-24. Applicants must be the son, daughter or spouse of a current AFSCME Local 1166 member. Applications, which must be submitted by Feb. 28, are available online.

Both scholarships require applicants be full-time Michigan Tech undergraduates in their first four years of study, or high school students planning to be enrolled for fall 2023.

For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 7-2622 or at

CTL Workshop: Enhancing Canvas Course Design Using DesignPlus

Would you like to develop a high-quality, engaging course using a modern and professional-looking course template? Plan to attend the instructional design team from the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for a workshop on Feb. 23 about enhancing Canvas course design using DesignPlus tools.

We will introduce DesignPlus and the course template, review how to import the course template and show you how you can customize it for your own course. This workshop will focus on the most common and easy course design features to help you build a high-quality, professional-looking course. No advanced technical skills are necessary.

The workshop will be held Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in Library 244.

Register to attend the CTL Workshop: Enhancing Canvas Course Design Using DesignPlus.

Michigan Tech Football Hires JT Jurasin as Linebackers Coach

Head football coach Dan Mettlach announced the hiring of JT Jurasin as Linebackers Coach on Wednesday (Feb. 8).

Jurasin comes to the Huskies from Northern Michigan, where he was elevated to the role of Special Teams Coordinator in 2022 and also coached cornerbacks and coordinated travel. Jurasin brings recruiting experience from locations including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Arizona. 

"JT is very familiar with the U.P. and Michigan Tech and is a great overall fit for our program," commented Mettlach. "He is very passionate about coaching and teaches the game at a high level. We are excited to have him in Houghton."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Details for Michigan Tech Football Golf Outing Announced

Michigan Tech football has announced it will host its 2023 Golf Outing on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Portage Lake Golf Course. Registration is now open.

Registration will be at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch is included in the ticket price and hole sponsorships are available for $100 apiece. The format is a four-person scramble with proximity prizes and skins game. 

The day ends with a social with members of the Michigan Tech football team and staff at Bonfire at The Continental Fire Company.


  • $100 per golfer or $400 foursome
  • $100 hole sponsors

Register online.


Huskies Host Bowling Green for Winter Carnival

No. 12 Michigan Tech wraps up its home schedule this weekend hosting Bowling Green for the annual Winter Carnival series.

The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and 5:07 p.m. Saturday at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Fans can listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 FM WKMJ, online at or, or by using your favorite radio streaming app. All Michigan Tech home and CCHA games during the 2022-23 season will be live-streamed on

Michigan Tech is ranked No. 12 in this week's DCU/USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls for the second straight week. The No. 12 ranking is the highest for Michigan Tech since March 14, 2016.

Read the full preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

In Print

Ph.D. student Don Lee (environmental and energy policy), Chelsea Schelly (SS), Valoree Gagnon (CFRES/GLRC) and Shardul Tiwari (SS), with colleague Sarah Smith of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Committee for Alternative and Renewable Energy, are co-authors of an article published in Energy Research & Social Science.

The article is titled "Preferences and perceived barriers to pursuing energy sovereignty and renewable energy: A tribal nations perspective."


Shardul Tiwari and Chelsea Schelly (SS), along with colleagues Gaby Ou, Mostafa Ardakani and Jianli Chen, are co-authors of an article published in Energy Research & Social Science.

The article is titled "Conceptualizing Resilience: An Energy Services Approach."


Call for Applications: Faculty Fellow Program

Applications are being solicited for the Faculty Fellow Program, sponsored by the Vice President for Research Office.

The program:

  1. Expands familiarity with sponsored program administration and strategic planning among the staff and faculty;
  2. Develops leadership capacity among the staff and faculty; and
  3. Improves sponsored programs administration and strategic planning through staff and faculty input.

For the 2023-24 academic year, there are four possible appointment areas:

  • Faculty Fellow, Sponsored Programs (e.g., pre- and post-award processing and administration)
  • Faculty Fellow, Research Integrity (e.g., HRPP, ARPP, laboratory operations, Responsible Conduct of Research, and Research Misconduct)
  • Faculty Fellow, Research Development (e.g., proposal development, building teams for large proposals, etc.)
  • Faculty Fellow, Commercialization (e.g., translational research, technology de-risking, proprietary projection strategy, management talent recruitment, value proposition development, customer discovery)

Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. next Thursday (Feb. 16) and must be submitted electronically per the guidelines. For additional information, visit the Faculty Fellow Program page.


NSF IRES: IRiKA Paid Internship in Korea

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students at Michigan Tech can apply for an eight-week paid research internship in Korea during the summer of 2023. The grant is through the National Science Foundation International Research Experiences for Students (NSF IRES): Interdisciplinary Research in Korea on Applied smart systems (IRiKA) program.

The goal of the NSF IRES program is to provide high-quality educational experiences for small groups of U.S. students through active research participation in collaboration with foreign researchers at an international site and provide students with international collaborative research training and a personal network on which to build future collaborations.

IRiKA is a competitive program. The students selected for the Summer 2023 cohort will each receive:

  • U.S.-Korea roundtrip airfare and transportation in Korea,
  • an eight-week paid research internship in Korea ($500 per week),
  • accommodations in Korea, and
  • additional research support.

The dates of the internship are June 16 to Aug. 16. Eligible students can find more information and apply through IRiKA's website. The deadline for Michigan Tech students to apply is tomorrow (Feb. 10).

View the detailed flyer.


PADI Open Water SCUBA Course

Registration for the next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course will open tomorrow (Feb. 10) at 8 a.m.

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 24 — 5-10 p.m., SDC
  • Saturday, March 25 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., SDC
  • Sunday, March 26 — 8 a.m. to noon, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, or Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees and training materials). The deadline to register is March 17.

For more information, visit our PADI Open Water SCUBA Course page.


Graduate Research Colloquium 2023

Graduate Student Government (GSG) is pleased to announce this year’s Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) will be held March 29 and 30.

Each spring, GSG sponsors the GRC Poster Presentation Competition. GRC offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research with the University community and work on their presentation skills for other professional events. Students can give oral presentations, present posters, or do both. This year, both the formats will be held in person. Judges from a similar field as the presenter will score all the presentations. They will provide valuable insight and feedback on how the students can improve their presentations. The presenters will be grouped into different technical sessions, according to their discipline of study.

Cash prizes are available for the top three places in both oral and poster presentations (first $300, second $200 and third $100). Registration is open now, and it closes March 3 at 11:59 p.m. Register today!

Poster presentations will occur March 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Rosza Lobby. Oral presentations will happen on both March 29 from 12-5 p.m. at the MUB and March 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MUB. GSG will be covering the cost of printing posters this year. The oral sessions will be 12-minute live talks followed by Q&A sessions.

The GRC event will be capped off with the annual GRC Awards Banquet. All participants and judges are invited to attend. The banquet will be held March 30, following the closing of GRC. Full information can be found on our website. If you have any questions please contact

Important Dates:

  • Feb. 1 — Registration Opens
  • March 3 — Registration Closes
  • March 17 — Posters and Abstracts Due at 5 p.m.
  • March 29 — Oral Presentations at the MUB, 12-5 p.m.
  • March 29 — Poster Presentations in the Rosza Lobby, 5-8 p.m.
  • March 30 — Oral Presentations at the MUB, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 30 — Banquet in the Rosza Lobby, 5-7 p.m.


Winter Carnival Book Sale

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library will be holding their annual Winter Carnival Book Sale in the lobby of the Van Pelt and Opie Library on Saturday (Feb. 11) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hundreds of books will be available at $2 or less each — all fiction at half-price — along with free hot chocolate and snacks. Come in and warm up while visiting the statues.

Cash, cards and checks accepted (and we will be piloting digital payment as well).


This Week's C3 Luncheon

Menu for Thursday (Feb. 9):

  • Jerk Chicken (Gluten-Friendly)
  • Fried Plantains (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan)
  • Caribbean-Style Coconut Rice (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan)
  • Moroccan Vegetable Stew (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan) 
  • Papaya Slaw (Gluten-Friendly, Vegan)

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


Hancock Cold Season Farmers Market

Michigan Tech students are invited to the Hancock Cold Season Farmers Market, happening every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, inside Studio Pizza at 426 Quincy Street.

The cold season market offers fresh local produce, baked goods and more. Today (Feb. 9), in honor of Winter Carnival, we'll have a special musical act: MTU graduate student Enid Partika on the violin doing classical Finnish music.

Students, faculty and staff can get a free ride with the new Hancock Shuttle bus partnership program!


Today's the Day to Give Back to the Pack!

Give Back to the Pack, Michigan Tech's 48-hour giving challenge, continues until 4 p.m. tomorrow (Feb. 10).

Visit to make your gift at any time during the 48 hours. Gifts can be made in any amount and to any area of campus. Dozens of challenges from departments across campus have been set up, which can increase the impact of gifts through participation or dollar-for-dollar matches.

Give Back to the Pack aims to celebrate what makes Tech special while developing a culture of philanthropy among alumni, faculty, staff, students and the community.

In the News

WZMQ 19 News, Northern News NowMichigan Home and Lifestyle magazine, and WLUC TV6 ran stories previewing the upcoming activities scheduled for Winter Carnival. 


Multiple outlets covered the return of St. Albert the Great Catholic University Parish’s annual Ice Mass, including Christianity Daily, Keweenaw Report, and MLive. The Ice Mass story in ClickOnDetroit was picked up in six regional outlets nationwide, including Click2Houston in Houston and KSAT-TV in San Antonio. 

St. Al’s first Ice Mass of 2023 will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 10) at the chapel of Our Lady of the Snows, and will stream online on Facebook Live.


FloHockey mentioned Michigan Tech hockey’s weekend sweep of Bemidji State in its weekly CCHA RinkRap. Coach Joe Shawhan (ATH) was quoted in the story, and Huskies play-by-play announcer Dirk Hembroff (ATH) was mentioned. 


Michigan Tech’s Earthquake Magnitude Scale and UPSeis information on why earthquakes happen (GMES) was referenced by Grunge in a story explaining various topics in seismology.

Today's Campus Events

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Michigan Tech Art Presents: Me, You, and Us




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


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...


College of Engineering Alumni Social

Take a break from viewing the statues to enjoy a beverage and some snacks and join Dean Janet Callahan and the College of Engineering department chairs, and fellow Michigan...


Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Spring 2023 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...


Adult Huskies Swim Training Spring 2023 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...


Thursday After School Learn to Ski and Snowboard Program

Thursdays Ages 8+ 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 safety,...


Cross-Country Skiing

Winter Carnival Special Event for participating organizations. Pre-registration required to participate; spectators welcome. Organizations will provide two or 3 member teams...


Blue Key Presents: 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...


Club Roll

Come join the Log Rolling Club in the SDC Pool. No experience needed, we would be more than happy to help you learn and have a great time! Everyone that participates in...



Sing along with your friends and enjoy some giveaways while you warm up during the Winter Carnival all nighter!


(Men's Basketball) Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State

Men's Basketball: Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State, Fieldhouse Arena - Allendale, Mich.


(Women's Basketball) Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State

Women's Basketball: Michigan Tech at Grand Valley State, GVSU Fieldhouse Arena - Allendale, Mich.


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...


Give Back to the Pack

Celebrate Winter Carnival 2023 from wherever you are and Give Back to the Pack on February 8–10! Huskies from across the country and globe are coming together during this...