Applications Open for Visiting Professor Program

The Office of the Provost now has funding available for the 2023-24 academic year to invite scholars, potential faculty or research collaborators to Michigan Tech's campus. This funding is available thanks to the state of Michigan King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Visiting Professor Program (VPP).

University departments or units are invited to apply for financial support to bring visiting scholars who provide underrepresented perspectives in their field of expertise to Michigan Tech's campus. Visitors do not need to possess a terminal degree or hold a faculty position to qualify for support. Supported visits can be as short as an afternoon, or up to a week or longer. While on campus, visiting professors should interact with faculty and students in the classroom, in seminars and in informal and formal group discussions, or teach a session during an academic or summer semester.

Applications must be received one month before a proposed visit for pre-approval by the state of Michigan. Funding requests can be made for up to $1,500. However, departments or units must provide a 1-to-1 match to KCP funds.

Learn more about the Visiting Professor Program, including its purpose and the application process. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Shannon Vairo, manager of partner engagement and faculty support.

Bloomberg Terminal Now Available in the Library

The Bloomberg Terminal provides coverage on financial markets, industries, companies, securities and countries. Rapid access to news, data, third-party and proprietary research and analytics, and trading tools is now available through a dedicated on-site terminal at Michigan Tech's Van Pelt and Opie Library.

The terminal is located on the library’s second floor by the 3D printers, and is available to University students, faculty and staff 24 hours a day. Contact for more information.

The Bloomberg Terminal is sponsored by the College of Business' Applied Portfolio Management Program and the library.

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Kayaking with GSG

Next Friday (Aug. 11), Graduate Student Government (GSG) will be hosting a kayaking event at Prince’s Point in collaboration with the Outdoor Adventure Program. Friends and family are welcome, but be sure to register ASAP, as spots are limited!

Please contact Trevor Wavrunek at for questions or if you need to change your reservation.

Hope to see you there!

The registration form is available on our website.

Zach Flener Named Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball

Michigan Tech men's basketball head coach Josh Buettner has announced the addition of Zach Flener as assistant coach with the Huskies.

"Zach is a bright basketball mind and has a big-time future in coaching," said Buettner. "He relates extremely well to the players and has a passion for the game. I'm excited for him to continue to help us build towards more championships at Michigan Tech."

Flener was with the Huskies in 2022-23 as a part-time assistant. He helped lead Tech to an upset victory over No. 1 seed Parkside in the GLIAC Quarterfinals and an appearance in the GLIAC Tournament Championship.

Prior to the Huskies, Flener served as a basketball operations associate with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G-League.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Esports Trio Honored by NACE at Annual Convention

Michigan Tech Esports earned recognition from the National Association of Collegiate Esports at the annual NACE Convention in Indianapolis in July.

Graduate student Camille Kern '22 (B.S. Computer Network and System Administration) was recognized by their peers as Coach of the Year for Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate.

"It is no surprise to me that Cam received this award," said Assistant Director of Esports Chris Gelety. "She has been nothing short of extraordinary for the Huskies, and that excellence has shone through in the professionalism and grace Cam exudes while working with our opponents."

Senior Hunter Holm (computer science) was named to the All-NACE Team for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Fellow senior Kevin Doerr (computer network and system administration) was an All-NACE selection in League of Legends.

Gelety was also honored with a nomination for Coach of the Year for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

More Than 150 Huskies Honored for Academics

Michigan Tech had 152 student-athletes receive an Academic Achievement Award from the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) for the 2022-23 academic year — more than any other GLIAC institution.

The Academic Achievement Awards, in its 16th year, is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level. In total, the 2022-23 awards recognized a record-breaking 19,646 student-athletes — the most since the inception of the awards program in 2007-08 — across 196 institutions.

Read more at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

MTU Basketball Hosting Alumni Games

Michigan Tech Athletics is hosting a basketball reunion this weekend for both the men's and women's programs in conjunction with Michigan Tech's annual Alumni Reunion.

The weekend will be highlighted by alumni games tomorrow (Aug. 5) at the SDC Gym. The women's game will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the men's game. The event is free and open to the public.

See who's playing at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

New Funding

Jiguang Sun (Math) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $100,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.

The project is titled "Novel Finite Element Methods for Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems - A Holomorphic Operator-Valued Function Approach."

This is a potential three-year award.

In the News

Aimee Marceau (BioSci) and Kristin Brzeski (CFRES) appeared in a WLUC TV6 broadcast about Michigan Tech’s Tick Talk crowdsourced tick collection, which is being conducted by the Genomic Sequencing Lab. Ticks from Copper Country residents and their pets can be submitted through dropboxes on campus through Sept. 30.


Simon Carn (GMES) was quoted by NASA’s Earth Observatory and eGreenews in stories about the continuing eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano, which began June 10. Carn estimated that the volcano’s sulfur dioxide emissions are “in the range of several thousands of tons per day.”


The Huron County View mentioned Michigan Tech in a press release picked up from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters. The press release highlighted funding legislation passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee that could bring $250,000 to MTU to create a small business accelerator.


Business Wire, Yahoo! Finance and Semiconductor Today covered the appointment of Wayne Struble '81 '83 (B.S. M.S. Electrical Engineering) as senior vice president of advanced semiconductor technology at MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. The announcement was picked up by over 30 regional, business and tech industry outlets.


WDIO-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about a local youth hockey development camp founded by former MTU hockey center Brett Olson '12 (B.S. Exercise Science).


Western Pennsylvania’s TribLIVE mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about former MTU hockey defender Colin Swoyer’s signing with the Hershey Bears in the AHL.


PhD Defense: Nazar Gora, Chem

Ph.D. in Chemistry candidate Nazar Gora will present their defense at 11:30 a.m. today (Aug. 4). This will be a virtual defense with attendance invited via Zoom.

The title of Gora's defense is "Small Molecules Targeting Fructose Transport."

Gora is advised by Marina Tanasova.


Office of Diversity and Inclusion Closed Today

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be closed today (Aug. 4).

We will resume normal operations on Monday (Aug. 7). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Blended Learning Course

Register today for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, a three-day intensive training course being held at the Michigan Tech SDC Pool on Aug. 18-20. The certification includes Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certifications and all training materials.

All participants must be 15 years of age or older by the first date of the course (documentation required). Required water skills include the ability to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes and complete a timed event in which participants retrieve a 10-pound brick from a depth of 7-10 feet and swim 20 yards with the object.

Online training prerequisites must be completed by the first day of classroom instruction. The instructor will contact class participants with online course information and directions. Class size is limited.

Class Dates: Aug. 18-20

• Friday, Aug. 18, 4-8 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 19, 8-6 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 20, 8-6 p.m.

Registration closes next Friday (Aug. 11) at 11:59 p.m. Cost is $200 per participant.

Contact Aquatics Manager Annie Bengry with any questions.

For more information, visit Michigan Tech Recreation’s Lifeguard Certification page.

Today's Campus Events

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Figure Skating School

Take your skating to the next level with Michigan Tech’s Summer Figure Skating School at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. All skaters, beginner through advanced, will...


KISMA Boat Wash at the Baraga Marina

The Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) is hosting a free outreach boat wash at the Baraga Marina boat launch to provide the public with educational materials on...


PhD Defense: Nazar Gora

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Advisor: Marina Tanasova SMALL MOLECULES TARGETING FRUCTOSE TRANSPORT Attend Virtually:


Michigan Tech is Propelling the Small Satellite Revolution

Tech Talk at Alumni Reunion by Special Guest Brad King Brad King Richard and Elizabeth Henes Endowed Professor (Space Systems), Mechanical Engineering-Engineering...


Alumni Reunion 2023

Make plans to join alumni and friends on campus for Alumni Reunion 2023, August 3-5! The featured classes will be the Golden M's (those who graduated 50 plus years ago), the...