In the News

Spencer Tassone (BioSci) was a guest on Utah Public Radio’s UnDisciplined radio show, which talks to researchers and explorers in a wide variety of scientific fields. Tassone was the lead author of a study examining the frequency, duration and intensity of heat waves in rivers and streams across the U.S. The study found that these bodies may be warming more rapidly than Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.


Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm (KIP) were mentioned by Escanaba’s Daily Press in a preview story on the virtual U.P. Community Health Town Hall held at 7 p.m. yesterday (May 25). Elmer and Kamm co-hosted the town hall, which had a focus on regional behavioral/mental health project updates. The story was picked up from the Mining Journal.


Semiconductor Digest, Government Technology, MLive, WLUC TV6, WJMN Local 3 and the Midland Daily News mentioned Michigan Tech in coverage of Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II’s announcement of a campaign to promote careers, recruit talent and attract businesses in Michigan's semiconductor industry. The campaign will include a Semiconductor Scholars program that mirrors the $10,000 Michigander EV Scholars scholarship promoting EV and mobility careers announced in February. Michigan Tech students will be eligible for the Semiconductor Scholars scholarship.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in a story about recent repairs made to the G-Scale working model of the Quincy Mining Company’s Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad at the Quincy Mine. Before the model railroad filled the space, the museum used it to display mineral specimens. 


SpaceRef and KRQE News in Albuquerque, New Mexico, mentioned Michigan Tech in a story picked up from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that announced university participants in a 2024 mission concept program. The story featured a quote from Jesse Olson ’17 (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Electrical Engineering), now the manager of the small satellite branch of the University Nanosatellite Program in the AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate.


A Healthier Michigan mentioned the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library in a “Michigan Bucket List” article listing cool libraries to visit. The library was described as “a treasure trove for Upper Peninsula history buffs.”


The Keweenaw Report mentioned the Tech Trails in an interview about the Ride the Keweenaw Weekend, described as “a season opening mountain biking event here in the Copper Country.” The event is being held today to Sunday (May 26-28).


WorldAtlas mentioned Michigan Tech in an article describing the best college towns in Michigan (obviously, Houghton made the list).


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 today (May 26).


University Staff Service Awards

The annual University Staff Service Awards will be held on June 7 in the MUB Ballroom. The University's president and the Staff Council chair will present awards for five-year increments of service to more than 100 staff members this year. Recent staff retirees are also recognized. Thank you to the Office of the President for their continued support and funding for the Staff Service Awards luncheon and awards.

Congratulations and thank you to our amazing staff for your service and commitment to Michigan Tech. The staff members who will be honored for reaching a five-year anniversary date this fiscal year are listed on the Staff Service Awards 2023 Honorees page.

This year’s luncheon will feature a fajita and taco salad bar (including vegetarian and gluten-free options). Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online — they must be purchased by Thursday (June 1). Please note there is no reserved seating; it is first come, first served. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. If you are unable to attend the lunch, you may join the awards presentation beginning at approximately 12:15 p.m.


Upcoming PaperCut Software Upgrade

From 5-7 p.m. Tuesday (May 30), Michigan Tech IT will be upgrading the PaperCut software.

During this time, some printing capabilities may be limited. Husky-bw and husky-color will not be available. Direct queues will still allow printing in most situations.

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


Fidelity Financial Consultant Visiting Campus

Meet with your Fidelity workplace financial consultant, Sarah Jelinek, on Wednesday (May 31) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in MUB Alumni Lounge A to help plan your financial future.

Jelinek can help with many of your everyday financial needs — from investing, to your workplace retirement plan, to identifying ways to save for college tuition and much more.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment with Jelinek on Wednesday, call 800-642-7131 or book an appointment online.

On Thursday (June 1), also in MUB Alumni Lounge A, Jelinek will be available for Q&A sessions. All MTU employees are welcome to come for assistance during this time and no appointment is necessary.