Applications Open, Funding Available for Visiting Professor Program

The Office of the Provost would like to remind you that funds are still available for the 2023-24 academic year to invite scholars, potential faculty or research collaborators to Michigan Tech’s campus for the spring and summer semesters. Current available funds can be used for visits between January and September 2024. 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 a terminal degree or hold a faculty position to qualify for support. Supported visits can be as short as an afternoon, up to a week or longer. While on campus, visiting professors should interact with faculty and students in the classroom, in seminars, 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, department(s) or unit(s) 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.

Mileage Rate Changes

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the mileage rates for 2024. As of Monday (Jan. 1), the standard mileage rate for business travel is 67 cents per mile. The mileage rate for moving purposes is 21 cents per mile.

CEO Hosting Planning and Paying for College Event

The Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) is hosting a Planning and Paying for College event on Jan. 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Building. This is a free, family-friendly event. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Please view our event flyer for more information.

For details and to register, visit our Planning and Paying for College - Registration form. The registration deadline is Wednesday (Jan. 10).

Blake Pietila Named CCHA Goaltender of Month

Michigan Tech hockey goaltender Blake Pietila is the CCHA Goaltender of the Month for December.

It's the seventh time in Pietila's career that he has been named the conference goaltender of the month. He went 3-2-1 between the pipes with only one regulation loss in December, holding a 2.31 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.

He also anchored the Huskies in their 12th Great Lakes Invitational title and was named to the GLI All-Tournament Team after stopping a career-high 54 shots and all three chances in the shootout against No. 7 Michigan State. He made 23 saves the day before in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Alaska in the semifinal.

Pietila's other December wins were over Bowling Green (Dec. 2) with 31 saves and Northern Michigan (Dec. 8) with 29 saves. He backstopped Tech's penalty kill, which went 14-for-15 in the month.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Hockey Traveling to NMU for Exhibition Game

Michigan Tech hockey will play an exhibition game at Northern Michigan tomorrow (Jan. 6). The puck drops at 6:07 p.m. at the Berry Events Center.

The Huskies and Wildcats split their first meeting of the regular season Dec. 8-9, with each squad winning on their home ice. The teams will meet again Feb. 2-3.

Tech is 9-8-4 overall and 6-4-0 in the CCHA. NMU is 7-9-2 overall and 5-5-0 in the CCHA.

Fans can listen live on the radio at Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or online at or The game will be livestreamed on FloHockey (a subscription is required — discounts are available for students).

Read the preview at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, Jan. 5, 2024

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.

Scientific Programmer, Center for Technology and Training. Apply online.
Contact: Amy Spahn

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

In the News

The Daily Mining Gazette covered Michigan Tech hockey’s Jack Works, Blake Pietila and Chase Pietila being named CCHA Players of the Week, and the Rink Live, WLUC TV6 and the Keweenaw Report covered Blake Pietila being named CCHA Goaltender of the Month for December.


FloHockey covered Michigan Tech hockey’s victory in the 57th Great Lakes Invitational championship game, and ran a more in-depth story on the Huskies’ drive to improve in 2024.


GlobeNewswire, Yahoo! Finance and MarketScreener mentioned Michigan Tech in press releases about the appointment of Katie Ellet ’96 (B.S. Chemical Engineering) to the board of directors for Gevo Inc.


WLUC TV6 mentioned Michigan Tech in a segment about Jessica Elwell ’02 ’03 (B.S. M.S. Chemical Engineering) and MOXIE — a miniature solid oxide electrolyzer that can convert carbon dioxide into pure oxygen — named one of the best inventions of 2023 by Time Magazine. Elwell and MOXIE were featured by Michigan Tech’s Stories from Husky Nation in December.


Request for Proposals: Round 3 Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Grants

The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Tech Forward Working Group (AMMTF WG) seeks proposals from University researchers that will advance its mission to develop and strengthen the materials processing and manufacturing capabilities at Michigan Tech to meet next-generation research opportunities. Faculty and/or staff with relevant interests and expertise across all University units are welcomed and encouraged to submit proposals.

More information regarding potential topics of interest can be found at the Institute of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing website.

Seed Project Grants will be funded at a $10,000 level for up to a six-month period of performance. In addition, more substantive Capability Enhancement Grants will be funded at up to an approximate $50,000 level for projects that can provide extended benefits by establishing unique capabilities or facilities that can be accessed by multiple investigators for multiple grant opportunities over several grant campaigns.

Proposals should be limited to two pages in length. Proposals should contain a summary description of the project, a discussion and analysis of the return-on-investment opportunities in service to the mission as described above and a brief description of budget items. Proposals that demonstrate significant opportunities for external follow-on funding involving several investigators and units will be favorably reviewed.

Proposals are due before the close of the business day nest Friday (Jan. 12) and should be emailed to the Institute at Deliverables will be negotiated with the AMMTF WG during the final project discussion.

Contingent on availability of remaining funds, a second proposal campaign may be initiated prior to the end of fiscal year 2024.


Sign Up Now for MLK Classroom Chat

MLK Day is almost here! Help us spread the word about the exciting events planned for Michigan Tech's 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, being held Jan. 15!

These events have been months in the making, and the MLK Planning Committee would love to share the MLK Day opportunities with your students. To have a committee member come speak at the beginning of a class session next week (Jan. 8-12), sign up at our ’24 MLK Classroom Visits form!

For more information on all the exciting MLK activities, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration page.


MLK Prayer Vigil and Peace March

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and the Cooperative Campus Ministry are organizing an Interfaith Prayer Vigil and Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), Jan. 15, at noon in the Van Pelt and Opie Library’s East Reading Room. We invite faculty, staff and students from all faiths to share a prayer, personal reflection or excerpt from one of King’s prayers, sermons or speeches.

Following the MLK Interfaith Prayer Vigil, we invite the campus community to gather at the Husky Statue at 1 p.m. for a peace march across campus to honor King and solidify our campus commitment to his life and work ensuring justice and equity for all. This year’s march will be led by Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bulleit.

For more information on all the exciting MLK activities, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration page.


Sign Up to Attend MLK Brunch

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee is proud to announce the 35th Annual MLK Jr Day Celebration on Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom, and welcomes back 2018 Michigan Tech alumnus Jaylyn Boone as our keynote speaker.

To honor King’s legacy, this year’s celebratory meal will be a brunch where we will gather as a community to commemorate and honor the legacy of King and resolve to continue to create meaningful change through acts of kindness and service to others.

Reserve your seat by submitting our 35th Annual MLK Brunch Sign-Up Sheet.


MLK Donations Due Today

The 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Michigan Technological University is almost here! Due to overwhelming positive responses from the campus community, we are anticipating more of our Husky family attending this year's celebration. As such, we want to ensure that students, staff and faculty have an opportunity to share in this celebratory event. The last day to donate is today (Jan. 5). Your assistance allows us to provide this program free of charge and continue our collaborative efforts to provide programming that focuses on embracing diversity on the Michigan Tech campus.

We'd love your support in ensuring a successful event. Keep in mind, all sponsors will be recognized in our celebration.

To initiate your donation, please email with your donation amount. Donations should be transferred to D96356. If you have any questions, please email


Sign Up for Spring Semester Library Sessions

Are you prepping your syllabus and course calendar for the upcoming semester? Ask us to arrange a course integrated library session or develop materials for your students. When you reach out to set up a session, a librarian will work with you to design a session customized to help your students complete assignments and and develop critical information literacy skills.

Not sure if a library session is right for you? Here are some of the wide range of topics we can explore:

  • Finding, citing and evaluating peer-reviewed research for a paper
  • Accessing and using disciplinary sources (technical standards, patents, multimedia, datasets)
  • Scoping an information need
  • Using information ethically
  • Searching careers, industries and employers (collaboration with Career Services)

If you are interested in scheduling a library session or talking with a librarian about possible instruction support, fill out our Request Library or Archives Instruction Form today.

We are so excited to work with you this spring!

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