Spring 2024 DC Trip: Apply to Stay in the Loop

Apply now for this spring’s Michigan Tech Faculty DC Trip, a long-standing tradition of connecting researchers to funding agencies and other collaboration opportunities in the nation’s capital city.

New This Year: The Research Development office is helping to plan research theme-focused trips while keeping many of the programmatic staples. With focused trips, we are expecting to have two to three smaller trips per year. This spring, we plan that the trip will have a health-related research focus. The fall 2024 trip will have an environment/ecology focus. Spring 2025 will be an open or “general” interest focus. This relaunch allows us to adapt the timing to weeks that work best for those interested in going. We look forward to working with potential participants on the logistics of pulling together an impactful experience.

Applications: For the 2024 DC Trip, we request all who are interested, even if you are unsure, to complete a short application. The application is a nonbinding submission that helps us understand the distribution of interested researchers from across Michigan Tech’s campus. You’ll notice that the new interest form gives several weeks for you to give input. We will have a small group of reviewers look at the applications, which will inform the distribution of cost-share from the colleges and VPR. We ask that interested researchers apply by completing the application.


  • Saturday, Feb. 10 — Complete the application (by 11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 — Reviews completed and we will inform those who will receive cost-share for the DC Trip. (Regardless of cost-share distribution, we will continue to communicate with those who completed an application on the developments of the DC Trip. Those who do not receive cost-share support are encouraged to join us as well.)
  • TBD — “Running through the trip” session (usually happens the week before the trip, but we will find a date/time that works for the majority of DC Trip attendees).
  • TBD — Core dates (planned group activities) for the DC Trip. Researchers are encouraged to add days on either side of the core days for individual meetings, connections and activities. The dates will be selected based on input from the applications received.

If you have any interest at all in the 2024 DC Trip, please fill out the short application form. We will be limiting all communications about the DC Trip to those who fill out the form.

The DC Trip website will continue to be updated.

The RD team is looking forward to working with you!

CSA Dean Semifinalist Presenting at Open Forum

The College of Sciences and Arts (CSA) Dean Search Committee has invited four semifinalist candidates to Michigan Tech for on-campus interviews.

Candidate 1 Open Forum Presentation:
Thursday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. in MUB Ballroom B

The first candidate's interview will be held this Thursday and Friday (Feb. 1 and 2). The candidate will present their administrative philosophy and vision for CSA at an open forum at 10 a.m. Thursday in MUB Ballroom B.

Information on all candidates, interview dates and open forum information can be viewed at the Academic Affairs Dean Search page. A Michigan Tech login is required to view resumes and provide comment. The open forums will be video recorded and posted to the website for viewing.

The CSA Dean Search Committee encourages the campus community to interact with each candidate during the interviews and provide feedback by completing the anonymous comment form provided at the website. Feedback forms will be available for 72 hours following the last candidate's visit.

Research Security Program

Michigan Tech is committed to protecting research security while maintaining our core values, including openness and transparency. The Vice President for Research Office (VPR) is charged with oversight responsibility and has added a Research Security Program to better educate faculty, staff and students.

The Research Security Program website outlines not only the National Security Presidential Memorandum 33 (NSPM-33), but also touches on cybersecurity, foreign travel security, the foreign visitor policy, research security training, export controls and other research security programs.

Michigan Tech maintains research integrity to guide the University research community to ensure adherence to the ethical principles and regulatory standards essential for responsible research. For more information, please contact Ramona Englund at rlenglun@mtu.edu.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium Seeking Judges, Participants

The Pavlis Honors College would like to extend you an invitation to join us as a distinguished judge at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS). Your participation would significantly contribute to the success of our passionate undergraduate researchers. If you would like to serve as a judge for the symposium, please submit our brief form. We appreciate your time and talents!

We encourage undergraduate researchers and scholars from all colleges to participate in the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. We are pleased to feature the work of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, The DeVlieg Foundation Fellows and the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation Fellows at this year's event, and we would also love to feature your students! This year, in addition to the poster sessions, the URSS will also feature a panelist discussion.

The URSS is a great opportunity to highlight the work of our undergraduate students, present posters describing completed or ongoing research and receive feedback from faculty judges. This year’s event will take place March 22, and research submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. next Tuesday (Feb. 6).

Please pass this information to students whom you think would benefit from this opportunity and encourage them to apply! Questions about URSS can be directed to Chris Hohnholt at cahohnho@mtu.edu.

IPEC Seeks Applicants for Seed Research Grants

The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) is inviting applications for Seed Research Grants.

IPEC Seed Research Grants will be awarded to individuals and groups to conduct preliminary research that will lead to a larger external grant proposal. Proposals should be in the following research areas without any priority:

  1. Social Media and Society,
  2. Human Machine Culture,
  3. Justice and Security in Energy Transitions,
  4. Ethics in STEM, and
  5. Algorithmic Culture.

Evaluation criteria include:

  1. Potential for future/continuous external funding,
  2. Previous research experience and productivity,
  3. Scholarly merit of the proposed research project,
  4. Potential for extended/continuous research program, and
  5. Potential for future collaborative work.

All full-time faculty members are eligible to apply.

Interested applicants shall submit the IPEC Seed Research Grant Application by Feb. 16. The maximum funding amount is $5,000 with an expected average of $2,500. Awardees are expected to submit a report upon completion of the project.

Apply Now.

University Senate Meeting 696

The University Senate will convene Meeting 696 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 31) in Dow 642.

Those within the University community unable to attend in person have the option to attend via Zoom. Please note: You will need to log in to your MTU Zoom account to join the virtual meeting.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting. Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

View the agenda to Meeting 696.

La Peña Spanish Conversation Hour

Join us today (Jan. 30) for the second Peña this semester!

Come unwind and meet new people at the Spanish Conversation Hour, all while you refresh your Spanish! Everybody is welcome. We will meet from 5-6 p.m. in the HDMZ (Humanities Digital Media Zone), Walker 120A.

Other Peña dates of the semester: Feb. 13, March 5, March 19, and April 2.

WIBIT Wednesday: Jan. 31 at the SDC Pool

MTU students, SDC Access Pass holders (minimum one-month) and WIBIT Wednesday Pass holders, come make a splash with our inflatable pool obstacle course called the WIBIT!

Events will be held this spring for current MTU students and SDC Access Pass holders (minimum one-month). Not a current student or SDC Access Pass Holder? Purchase a WIBIT Wednesday Pass (space is limited)!

Test your individual skills on the course or challenge a friend to a race across the obstacles. The course is set up in the deep water and requires users to be able to pass our swim test. See the WIBIT rules and swim test content on our website for more information.

There are many different pieces of the WIBIT and each event will have a featured combination. Potential featured pieces include:

  • The Step — This piece allows users to climb up onto the course.
  • The Base — Users must make their way across a horizontal surface. Be careful how fast you move, as it can get slippery!
  • The Cliff — Users must navigate either side of a slope using the handles and their balancing skills.
  • V-Connect — Users must use limited footing space to navigate across the horizontal structure.
  • The Bridge — Users must navigate up and over an arched structure without falling through.
  • The Slope — Users must climb up a six-foot wall that leads to a slide into the pool water below!

Upcoming WIBIT Dates, Times and Combinations:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 5-8 p.m. — Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Cliff/Slope
  • Wednesday, March 6, from 5-8 p.m. — Step/Bridge/V-Connect/Slope
  • Wednesday, April 10, from 5-8 p.m. — Step/Bridge/Cliff/Slope

Come visit us at the pool to try out your skills! For more information, visit our WIBIT page.

Facilitating Difficult Conversations Workshop for Faculty, Staff

Facilitating Difficult Conversations is a two-part workshop being offered on March 6 and March 20 from 2-4 p.m. Participants will attend both sessions, as the information builds a knowledge base moving through the workshops.

This in-person workshop is open to all Michigan Tech faculty and staff. If you are a remote worker, we now have participation spots open for you as well in these workshops.

The number of participants is somewhat limited, so please complete the RSVP form to save your seat. Once you are signed up, you will receive a calendar invitation, which will include the workshop location.

For more information, feel free to contact Equal Opportunity Compliance and Title IX at 906-487-3310 or eocompliance@mtu.edu.

Learn About Incorporating ArcGIS Notebooks with Parth Bhatt

Save the Date: Next Tuesday (Feb. 6) at noon ET, Parth Bhatt (CFRES), assistant teaching professor, researcher and the instructor for the Global Campus professional development course Python for Modern GIS and Remote Sensing, will be one of the presenters for the monthly GIS in Higher Education Chat.

For the topic, "Why and how to incorporate ArcGIS Notebooks in your instructions," Bhatt will be joined by two experts from Esri, the company behind the ArcGIS software. In this chat, the panel will discuss the process of getting started with ArcGIS Notebooks, showcase geospatial analysis examples, share teaching resources and more. This talk is ideal for educators who are considering developing a new Python programming course.

Registration is free.

BioSci Seminar Series Speaker: Aimee Marceau

Aimee Marceau, research scientist and genomic surveillance facility lead, Michigan Technological University, will present as part of the Department of Biological Sciences (BioSci) Seminar Series on Thursday (Feb. 1) from 3-4 p.m. in GLRC 202.

Marceau will present "Tick Talk - Using MTU’s Genomic Sequencing Lab to Understand Tick-Borne Pathogen Prevalence in the Copper Country."

From the abstract:
MTU’s Genomic Sequencing lab was developed and funded to monitor and track zoonotic and human pathogens. The primary objective of the lab was to sequence COVID variants. However, as COVID infections decreased, the lab changed focus to tracking tick borne pathogens. The Upper Peninsula is at the expanding edge of tick borne pathogens, but data covering the extent of this expansion remains sparse. To increase the number of tick samples and test for the presence of tick-borne pathogens more effectively in the local population, the Genomic Sequencing lab developed a crowdsourced tick collection effort. The lab collected and tested over 900 ticks and found a high prevalence of pathogens in the local tick populations. This effort was only made possible by the availability of state-of-the-art high-throughput sequencing equipment in MTU’s Genomic Sequencing lab. This equipment and the expertise of the laboratory staff are available for general use by campus researchers.

Chemistry Seminar with ACS Editors

The editors of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be presenting at this week's Chemistry Seminar, which will be held virtually from 3-4 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2) via Zoom (use password 276760).

The ACS editors presenting the seminar are:

  • Prashant V. Kamat, John A. Zahm Professor of Science at Notre Dame University
  • Raymond E. Schaak, DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at Penn State University
  • Jillian M. Buriak, Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta

Their presentation is titled “Composing an Effective and Interesting Scientific Paper: A Balanced Combination of Science, Data, Ethics, and a Story.”

From the abstract:
Sharing scientific knowledge through publications is an integral part of a career in research. Since more and more organizations evaluate scientific productivity by scholarly publication rates, the impact of published work becomes an important issue. New researchers face the challenge of mastering the art of scientific publication to draw attention to their new scientific findings. Whether or not we want to describe science in such terms, scientific publishing is competitive in nature, and thus early career scientists must compete with their more experienced peers for recognition. While the electronic age has made the publication process easier and more efficient, optimizing the structure of a scientific paper requires a certain degree of learned skill and proficiency. It is important to realize that a well-composed manuscript with a compelling scientific story that can appeal to the journal’s readership, and your peers, will see a higher rate of success. There is no greater compliment to one’s hard work than seeing it cited, reproduced, and discussed.

The three of us are longstanding editors at ACS Publications, and have handled many thousands of manuscripts. Our lecture will address the following questions:

  • What are the key steps that are necessary to compose an effective paper?
  • What is involved in submitting a manuscript and how is it handled by the journal once submitted?
  • How to respond to reviewers’ comments?
  • What is self-plagiarism, and when/how can you reuse your own text, figures, data?
  • What about ChatGPT and other LLM/AI bots? Can they be used, and how?

Presenter bios:

Kamat is the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at Notre Dame University, and has been an editor at ACS Publications since 2003 (associate editor at J, Phys. Chem., deputy and founding editor of JPC Letters, and founding editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters).

Schaak is the DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry at Penn State University. He has been an editor at ACS Publications since 2010 (associate editor at ACS Nano and founding deputy editor of ACS Nanoscience Au).

Buriak is the Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta, and has been an editor at ACS Publications since 2009 (associate editor at ACS Nano, editor-in-chief of Chemistry of Materials, executive editor of ACS Nano).

Hockey Splits CCHA Series with Lakers

The Michigan Tech hockey team split their CCHA series at Lake Superior State University over the weekend.

Michigan Tech fell 3-1 to the Lakers on Friday (Jan. 26). Isaac Gordon scored the lone goal for the Huskies.

"I thought Lake State played a good game," Tech coach Joe Shawhan said. "They're a beat-up team that played hard tonight. We gave up a goal after tying it and that seems like our M.O. this season. I didn't think we competed as hard as you need to have success in this league."

The Huskies earned a CCHA weekend split on Saturday (Jan. 27) with a 1-0 shutout of the Lakers. Blake Pietila earned his 21st career shutout with 26 saves, and Ryland Mosley scored the game's lone goal.

"I'm very happy with the win and proud of the guys for how hard they competed," Shawhan said. "Lake State is a good team. They're big and compete all game, and pushed especially hard after we scored. We got a great goaltending performance out of Blake, and hopefully, we can grow off of this win."

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Women's Basketball Downs Wildcats

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team used a strong first half to outlast Northern Michigan 71-58 inside the Berry Events Center on Saturday (Jan. 27).

The Huskies once again produced a well-rounded attack, with Katelyn Meister leading the way with 16 points. Sara Dax is now officially on 1,000-career-point watch, with her 14-point outing bringing her to 995 points. Isabella Lenz added 13 points and Alex Rondorf scored 10, both reaching double-figures. Meister and Rondorf also grabbed a team-high eight boards.

"I was super proud of our team and the way we came out," head coach Sam Clayton said. "Emma (Anderson) and Sara hitting those 3s early was the biggest key to the game early, and that opened up the paint for everyone else, which was a huge difference. The offense was clicking, but more importantly, our defense was great from start to finish. We made them earn it and I'm super proud of this team."

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Men's Basketball Falters at Northern Michigan

The Michigan Tech men's basketball team couldn't overcome a high shooting outing from Northern Michigan, falling 98-66 inside the Berry Events Center on Saturday (Jan. 27).

Marcus Tomashek led the Huskies offensively with 18 points and Dawson Nordgaard recorded a team-high six rebounds to go with 14 points. Pete Calcaterra and Dan Gherezgher also added 10 points apiece.

"I thought as a whole, our offense was a little better. We didn't make any shots, but I thought we took good shots," head coach Josh Buettner said. "Obviously a kid like (NMU's) Max (Weisbrod) goes crazy. Offensively, I felt like we moved the ball and got good enough shots. The days they don't go in, we need to rely on defense — and we didn't have it today."

Weisbrod scored 35 points for the Wildcats in the contest.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

Nordic Ski Team Takes Overall Team Title at Ariens CCSA Invite

The Michigan Tech Nordic ski teams continue to trend upward, winning their first overall CCSA team title to cap the regular season at the Ariens CCSA Invite on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 27 and 28).

"We are so psyched for the team to take away our first overall team title this weekend," said head coach Tom Monahan Smith. "If there was one weekend for us to do it, this would be the weekend."

In Saturday's skate race, the Huskies swept the podium in the women's race, with Anabel Needham, Synne Herheim and Olivia Laven finishing 1-2-3. In the men's skate race, Henry Snider and Skylar Patten led the way, finishing second and third, respectively.

Sunday's mixed-gender relay saw Tech's Marie Sølverud Wangen and Jasper Johnston take silver, finishing 15 seconds ahead of the third-place team. The Huskies' next relay team to finish was Axel Aflodal and Greta Hansen, who took fifth place by less than a second, and Patten and Herheim in seventh.

Read more at Michigan Tech Athletics.

This Week in Michigan Tech Athletics

Tuesday (Jan. 30)
• Huskies Drive Time, 7:30-8 a.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ

Thursday (Feb. 1)
• Women's Basketball at Lake Superior State, 5:30 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops
• Men's Basketball at Lake Superior State, 7:30 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops

Friday (Feb. 2)
• Men's Tennis at Tiffin
• Women's Tennis at Tiffin
• Hockey at Northern Michigan, 7:07 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ, FOX-UP & FloHockey

Saturday (Feb. 3)
• Men's Tennis at Findlay
• Women's Basketball at Ferris State, 1 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops
• Men's Basketball at Ferris State, 3 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ & FloHoops
• Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m. on Mix 93 WKMJ, FOX-UP & FloHockey

Sunday (Feb. 4)
• Women's Tennis at Findlay


Athletics News
Read more in the MTU Athletics weekly update.

In the News

Holly Hassel (HU) was interviewed by the Daily Mining Gazette for a story about her most recent “Jeopardy!” appearance. Hassel competed on the show on Monday (Jan. 22) as part of its season 39 Champions Wildcard Tournament, finishing in second place.


Undergraduates Joe Dlugos and Skyler Spitzley, the president and vice president of Blue Key National Honor Society, were guests on Sunday’s (Jan. 28) episode of the “Copper Country Today” radio program. The episode was titled “Michigan Tech Winter Carnival.”


Undergrad Giovanni Bommarito was quoted by the Daily Mining Gazette in a story about this year’s Heikinpäivä midwinter festival in Hancock, which culminated last Saturday (Jan. 27) with a day full of events for celebrants. Bommarito took part in the festival’s Polar Plunge.


WLUC TV6 mentioned the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech in a story about Heikinpäivä midwinter festival events. Club members were in Calumet on Sunday (Jan. 28) offering free kids’ dog sled rides at Agassiz Park.


Green Car Congress and DBusiness mentioned Michigan Tech in coverage of the U.S. Army’s new five-year agreement with the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center. Worth up to $100 million, the agreement boosts work on autonomous vehicle technologies. MTU was listed among the center’s participating institutions.


The Daily Mining Gazette and WLUC TV6 picked up Michigan Tech Recreation’s announcement that the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena will close after Spring Commencement through spring and summer 2024 for overdue maintenance.


MLive published a story previewing events for Michigan Tech’s 2024 Winter Carnival, which is coming up fast! The All-Nighter is next Wednesday (Feb. 7), and Carnival continues through Feb. 10.


A Healthier Michigan included Mont Ripley on a list of the biggest sledding hills in Michigan.


Visit Keweenaw included the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum among the Keweenaw Peninsula’s top historical destinations to visit during winter.


The Traverse City Record-Eagle ran a story featuring former Michigan Tech hockey defenseman Dr. Michael VanWagner ’10, now an orthopedic surgeon in Traverse City specializing in knee and hip replacement.


Nominations Open for Summer 2024 Fellowships from The DeVlieg Foundation

Due to the generous support of The DeVlieg Foundation, the Graduate School is happy to accept nominations for 2024 summer fellowships.

All graduate programs may nominate one eligible Ph.D. student per program. The recipient will receive a stipend for summer 2024 plus tuition support (1 credit or 3 research credits for Ph.D. candidates). Eligible students will meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Must be a graduate student in the field supported by the DeVlieg Foundation:
    1. Engineering
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
  4. Must be nominated by student’s graduate program. Each Ph.D. program may nominate one student if the research conducted is related to the field(s) supported by The DeVlieg Foundation.
  5. Must not be supported by another funding mechanism while supported by The DeVlieg Foundation (part-time job, fellowship, GTA, GRA, etc.).

Nominations are due no later than 4 p.m. next Tuesday (Feb. 6) to the Graduate School. Graduate programs will upload their nominee's application as a single PDF file no later than 4 p.m. next Tuesday.

Please see our webpage for details on the application procedure and materials needed. Each program may determine its own internal selection procedure.

Please contact the Graduate School at gradschool@mtu.edu with any questions.


Save the Date and Register for Michigan Tech Design Expo

Undergraduate students in any college across campus are encouraged to register and take part in Michigan Tech’s Design Expo on April 16.

The annual event showcases the breadth and depth of undergraduate student innovation at Tech, with more than 100 Enterprise, Senior Design, and Capstone projects on display. Many projects are sponsored by industry. A panel of distinguished judges will critique the projects and determine award winners. Teams compete for cash awards totaling nearly $3,500.

Save the Date: Tuesday, April 16
This year's Design Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in two campus locations: the Van Pelt and Opie Library first floor and the Memorial Union Building Ballroom. A reception and awards ceremony will follow from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. All events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Student Teams: Register Your Project Now for Design Expo
Registration is open now through March 8. Full information is located on the Design Expo student registration webpage. We encourage teams to register as soon as possible.

Volunteers: Please Sign Up to Judge at Design Expo
Interested in supporting our students as they engage in hands-on, discovery-based learning? Consider serving as a distinguished judge at this year’s Design Expo! Learn more and sign up.

Give Your Presentation an Extra Boost with Design Expo Workshops
Prepare for Design Expo and other term-end presentations the right way — with peer support, pizza and help from dedicated Van Pelt and Opie Library and University staff! Learn how to create compelling videos, visuals and pitches for your projects. All sessions take place in the Library East Reading Room from 2-3 p.m. Note: All are welcome to attend these workshops (regardless of participation in Design Expo).

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21: Explain Your Project to Anybody
    Practice talking about your design in a concise, easy-to-understand way. This will help you solidify content for your video and develop a short elevator pitch that you can share at your booth on the day of Design Expo. Come prepared to talk about your design and answer a few questions about it!

  • Thursday, March 7: Posters, Images & Visualizations
    We’ll cover principles you can use to ensure your posters and the images and data you display in them are readable and appealing, and run through tools you can use to design supporting images. The second half of the session will be devoted to questions and open work time. Pick our brains as you think through how to best share your research.

  • Wednesday, March 20: Video Creating & Editing
    We’ll provide basic info on recording, available tools and tricks to make your production more professional and accessible. The last half of the hour will be devoted to questions and open work time. Handouts and a compilation of resources will be available to take with you!

  • Thursday, April 4: The Finishing Touches
    Refresh on details about how to present your work for Design Expo and other end-of-year presentations. Get last-minute feedback for a winning project and work on the final details of your project and video to the company! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Opportunity to Provide Input on Hazards Affecting Michigan Tech Community

Michigan Tech is updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan, which will identify and mitigate the risks of natural and human-caused hazards that may impact people, buildings, infrastructure and research at the University.

Input from students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community is important for plan development. Please take the Hazard Mitigation Public Survey and help us understand your perceptions of hazards and the potential impact of climate change on them. It's confidential and voluntary, and will only take a few minutes.

Take the Survey.

For more information about Hazard Mitigation Planning at Michigan Tech, visit our Hazard Mitigation Planning webpage.


AI Working Group Available to Meet with Units

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group was established by the provost to identify ways to incorporate AI into Michigan Tech’s curricula and into the student academic experience. One of the group’s charges is to organize listening events to hear from the campus community about opportunities and concerns related to the ever-increasing availability of generative AI tools.

Members of the AI Working Group are eager to speak with members of your department or unit! Please submit our meeting request form to invite members of the AI Working Group to meet with your department or campus unit during the spring semester. We will follow up with the primary contact for each request to confirm a meeting time.


BioSci Chair Candidate Research Seminar with Matthew Lovern

Department of Biological Sciences (BioSci) chair candidate Matthew Lovern, professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, will present a research seminar today (Jan. 30) from 3-4 p.m. in Chem Sci B002.

The research seminar is titled “Hormones, Physiology, and Behavior of Reptiles: How I Came to Love Biology and You Can, Too!”

From the abstract:
In this general research presentation, I will share my background, how it shaped my love for biology, and how it opened my eyes to a career in research, teaching, and mentoring. I will then share examples of some of the scholarly work that my students and I, along with numerous collaborators, have undertaken during my academic career; these examples primarily involve work on how hormones, and physiology more generally, influence behavior and growth in Anolis lizards. Finally, I will share my view for how my research background and expertise would contribute to Michigan Tech’s Vision and Mission and would support and complement the dynamic research being conducted by students and faculty in Biological Sciences.

Today's Campus Events

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CTL Lunch and Learn: Edtech Tools

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Adult Huskies Swim Lessons Spring 2024 Session 1

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La Peña - Spanish Conversation Hour

Join us today for the second Peña of the semester. Come unwind and meet new people at the Spanish Conversation Hour, all while you refresh your Spanish! Everybody is...


Keweenaw Accessibility and Advocacy General Meeting

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NCSA General Meeting

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Ice Bowling

Winter Carnival Special Event for participating organizations. Teams consisting of no more than ten members will compete in this version of bowling on ice. One team member...