Cayuse Sponsored Projects Launches at Michigan Tech

The Vice President for Research Office is excited to launch the Sponsored Projects (SP) module of the Cayuse research software suite. The module is now live, and faculty and staff who intend to submit a sponsored project proposal will use the Cayuse system to create your proposal and route for internal reviews and approvals. This replaces the current PDF-based transmittal process. Effective today (June 19), all active faculty and staff have access to the SP module. Please be sure to work closely with your Sponsored Programs analyst throughout the proposal process to work through the new system.

Information on the Cayuse SP module, including how to log in, how to create a proposal and the approval process, can be found on our Cayuse Implementations page.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Open to Campus Community

Join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on Thursday (June 22) at 2 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom for our Undergraduate Research Symposium. Undergraduate researchers from across campus, including our MiCUP and McNair students, will present their research findings.

Please join us in a celebration of their accomplishments. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served throughout the event.

Diversity Literacy Online Workshop Registration for 2023-24

The Diversity Literacy Online Workshop (DLOW) training for the 2023-24 academic year is open for registration. Faculty should use the online registration form and please allow 24-48 hours for processing.

The DLOW is part of Michigan Tech's ongoing commitment to faculty diversity in building a supportive campus climate. Successful completion of the DLOW is required to serve on faculty hiring and tenure promotion committees. The workshop is organized as a three-week asynchronous online course in Canvas (with two to three hours of work per week) covering legal aspects of hiring and promotion processes, building literacy in recognizing unconscious bias, and cultivating diversity-centered practices.  For those who have already taken the full course, a one-week “refresher” course is required every four years. See the Diversity Training Status page for more information and a list of current training status for all faculty.

The workshop dates for 2023-24 are listed below and can also be found on the training website.

Please note: Starting in 2023-24, the DLOW and the refresher now include the content formerly delivered separately as the Faculty Legal Aspects Training course. Course participants will receive the same content, but it is now integrated into a single comprehensive course. The Legal Aspects Review for Faculty Search Committees will still be required each time a member joins a search committee.

We suggest that individuals register early for fall workshop dates if they are serving on faculty search or promotion and tenure committees in the coming year. If your certification is expiring but you don't need it for immediate service, we would appreciate if you register for a spring workshop instead, as the fall enrollments can get high.

If you have any questions about the DLOW and training, contact Sarah Fayen Scarlett, workshop administrator, at

DLOW dates for academic year 2023–24:

Fall Refresher 1
Sept. 11-18 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Fall Full Course
Oct. 2-30 — Diversity Literacy Full Course

Fall Refresher 2
Nov. 6-13 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Spring Refresher 1
Jan. 15-22 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

Spring Full Course
Jan. 29-Feb. 26 — Diversity Literacy Full Course

Spring Refresher 2
March 11-18 — Diversity Literacy Refresher Workshop

On the Road

Angie Carter (SS) was one of 100 invited researchers, farmers, representatives of civil society organizations, and policymakers attending the 2023 Agroecology Summit, held May 23-25 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Summit attendees engaged a transdisciplinary approach combining social science, natural science, the humanities, local knowledge and wisdom to inform agroecology's advancement through organizing, policy and research.

In the News

Sarah Hoy and Rolf Peterson were quoted by ABC News, Smithsonian Magazine, Lake Superior Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle in more coverage of the 64th Isle Royale Winter Study. The study’s 2022-2023 annual report was released Wednesday (June 14) by Michigan Tech and was the subject of a Michigan Tech News story.


Professor Emeritus Bill Rose (GMES) was quoted by Medium in a story connecting Mount Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991 to recent geoengineering proposals seeking to replicate the cooling effect that large volcanic eruptions have on global temperatures.


Minnesota’s Brainerd Dispatch mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Brainerd High School graduate Holly Hassel’s June 14 victory on “Jeopardy!” Hassel, currently an English professor at North Dakota State University, will join Michigan Tech’s faculty this fall.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about Ed Kattelus’ summer hockey league in the Copper Country.


Construction Update: Dow Building North Access Disruptions

The weather has caused concrete work to be pushed back, so access to the Dow Environmental Sciences and Engineering Building through the north doors, off of Lot 31, will now be disrupted this week (June 19-23).

Access to the Dow from Lot 31 will be somewhat limited. We will have only half of the doors to Lot 31 closed at any given time (it is a two-door vestibule and half will be closed, then we will switch to the other half). There may be short closures where both doors are unavailable throughout the week, but we will ensure these take place outside of normal arrival, departure and lunch times.

As always, we remind you to keep alert while in and around construction zones and to follow all posted directions. If you have questions or concerns, please email


Juneteenth Celebration

Join Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) and Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) for a Juneteenth celebration! We invite you to come and commemorate this significant day in history.

The celebration will take place today (June 19) from 2-4 p.m. on the DHH Patio. There will be an array of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy, including delicious food, refreshing drinks, engaging outdoor games and a thrilling trivia contest with fantastic prizes.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate and learn more about Juneteenth. Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable event!


Adam Meckler, Robin Vanden Heuvel Collaborate on Music Single

Associate Professor of Music Adam Meckler (VPA) has collaborated with Tech student Robin Vanden Heuvel on a new single featuring a beat by Vanden Heuvel, who makes music under the name NURTLE on all streaming platforms, and Meckler’s harmon-muted trumpet. The soft but grooving layers create a palpable vibe, and show off NURTLE’s production prowess and Meckler’s virtuosity on the horn.

Find links to stream “Signal To Me You’re Alright” on Linktree.

Vanden Heuvel plays vibes and piano in MTU’s top jazz ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band, and in the MTU jazz combos. Find them on Instagram @thegreymusician.

Meckler leads the Adam Meckler Orchestra, an 18-piece orchestra that performs his original music. He tours and records with Youngblood Brass Band, The Hornheads (Cory Wong), and Steve Cole, among others. Meckler is an Edwards Instrument Co. performing artist and clinician. Find him on Instagram @adammeckler.

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Pine Mountain Music Festival Presents: Upstarts!



Junior Mountain Biking Camp Summer 2023

Ride through beautiful scenery on well-maintained trails of the local area, including the Michigan Tech Trails, Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids, and the Copper Harbor MTB...