Campus Store, University Images Closing for Inventory

The Campus Store will close for inventory today (May 25) at 1 p.m. and will remain closed through Wednesday (May 31).

University Images will be closed for inventory Tuesday and Wednesday, (May 30 and 31).

Both stores will resume normal summer hours next Thursday (June 1).

We will be open online at while our stores are closed. We'll process orders as soon as we reopen!

If you're interested in hearing more about our sales, promotions and special events, send an email to and request to join HuskyDeals.

Memorial Union Building Closure

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Memorial Union Building will be closed Monday (May 29). We will reopen on Tuesday (May 30).

MS Defense: Sai Teja Mummadi, CS

M.S. in Computer Science candidate Sai Teja Mummadi will present their final oral examination ("defense") on Wednesday (May 31) at 1 p.m. in Rekhi 214. Virtual attendance is also invited via Zoom

The title of Mummadi's talk is "Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches for Gene Regulatory Network Inference in Plant Species."

Read the abstract on the Computing News Blog.

Track & Field Sending Two to NCAA Division II Championships

Michigan Tech track and field's Jesse Jacobusse and Clayton Sayen are prepped to represent MTU at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, being held from today to Saturday (May 25-27) in Pueblo, Colorado.

"Both Jesse and Clayton have been looking fantastic lately," head coach Kristina Owen said. "(Assistant Head) Coach (Robert) Young has had them doing a lot of speed development work, and we really saw it on display as they came into championship shape for GLIACs and the Last Chance Meet at St. Francis, and now they're sharpened to a fine-tip point for nationals. They're ready and we're so excited to see them compete on the national stage."

"Our group seems positive and optimistic," Young mentioned. "They are slightly apprehensive about the altitude, but have an air of confidence that they can run with anyone who is here. Both Jesse and Clayton are in heat one of their races, which brings challenges and advantages."

Sayen will race in the men's 1,500-meter preliminary round at 7:25 p.m. Eastern today (May 25). Jacobusse will compete in the women's 800-meter preliminary round at 8 p.m. Eastern tomorrow (May 26). The finals for both events will be held Saturday (May 27).

This is Sayen's second straight appearance in the 1,500m at nationals. Jacobusse's qualification in the 800m marks the first nationals appearance by a member of MTU's women's squad since 2019.

For both of them, nationals will be their last event representing Michigan Tech.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity that my coaches were able to give me by allowing me to finish out this last year," Jacobusse said. "I was a little shocked initially by the goals they had set for me, but the way they believed in me and poured so much time and energy into both my athletic and personal development, has made a world of difference in the way I was able to perform this season. One thing I learned is that it's not always the things you expect you'll be best at that turn out to be your most successful endeavors."

"The last five years at Michigan Tech have been a very special time for me and I'm fortunate that I have been able to share it with my hometown community," said Sayen, a Houghton native. "Though I have yet to officially race in Houghton since I was in high school in 2018, the support that I have received from the community hasn't skipped a beat since then. I remember my first collegiate race having legitimate concerns that I would be the last runner to finish in a field of 300, and now I'm throwing my name in the mix to be the best 1,500m runner in Division II this year. I'm excited to wear the Black and Gold one last time and represent my hometown on the national stage."

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Soccer Adds Division I Transfer Reece Scott

Michigan Tech soccer has added Reece Scott to its roster for the upcoming 2023 season.

Scott joins Tech as a transfer from NCAA Division I institution Grambling State University, a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. She will have one year of eligibility remaining as a defender and will be earning her master's degree in health informatics.

Scott played for Grambling State soccer for two seasons, and in February 2022 she was selected as a member of the Guyana Women's National Soccer Team.

"We're extremely excited to welcome Reece Scott to our MTU family," head coach Bulut Ozturk said. "She brings a wealth of experience at the Division I level as well as on a senior national team (Guyana), and I believe that with our returners as well as our incoming class, I'm confident that our team will be prepared to take the next steps towards GLIAC success."

Read more about Scott at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Thursday, May 25, 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.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Lighting, Visual and Performing Arts. 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

Yixin Liu (ChE/MuSTI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $262,900 research and development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The project is titled "Molecularly imprinted nanocomposites for low-cost and portable food contaminants detection."

This is a potential two-year project.

In the News

Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm (KIP) were mentioned by the Mining Journal and Radio Results Network in stories about a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. tonight (May 25). Elmer and Kamm will co-host the town hall, which has a focus on regional behavioral/mental health project updates and is part of the U.P. Community Health Town Hall webinar series.


Ana Dyreson (ME-EM) was mentioned by the Mining Journal in a story about a public forum with Cheq Bay Renewables in Houghton that was picked up from the Daily Mining Gazette. A speaker from the organization, a renewable energy-focused nonprofit serving communities on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, explained how renewable energy might be brought to the Houghton-Hancock area.


Orthopedic Design & Technology mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about 3D printing and other market forces that are driving innovation in the global orthopedic implant manufacturing sector. In a Q&A, a representative from Able Medical Devices in Marquette said partnerships with Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University have helped mitigate strain due to a talent shortage in the medical device manufacturing industry.


MLive mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the state’s most recent higher-education enrollment trends. Enrollment fell by 2.2% at Michigan universities during the spring 2023 semester, compared to spring 2022. Michigan Tech was named as one of three colleges in the state where enrollment has increased over the past decade.


IFLScience ran a story about the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s new exhibit on sodalite-bearing syenites, known as yooperlites. 


WLUC TV6 published video footage of an interview with Michigan Tech track and field student-athlete Clayton Sayen and head coach Kristina Owen. Sayen and Jesse Jacobusse are representing MTU at the 2023 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Pueblo, Colorado. Sayen is running in the men’s 1,500-meter preliminary race today (May 25) and Jacobusse will compete in the women’s 800-meter prelim tomorrow (May 26).


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the new leader of Houghton High School’s football program: former MTU defensive coordinator Tim Driscoll.


No Tech Today on Monday

Tech Today will not publish on Monday (May 29) in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Submissions for the Tuesday (May 30) issue of Tech Today are due by noon on Friday (May 26).


Retirement Social for Dave Hale

Michigan Tech IT invites the campus community to a social to honor Dave Hale, who will retire next Friday (June 2).

The social will be held Tuesday (May 30) from 2-4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Hale has served Michigan Tech for over 26 years and has led the success of Information Technology's security team. Join us in celebrating his career, thanking him for his service, and to wish him well.