Stefanie Sidortsova

Stefanie Sidortsova

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  • Executive Director for Communications

Biography

Stefanie leads the University's communications strategy. Her professional background includes experience in law, government relations, higher education administration, and creative writing.

About Stefanie

  • Stefanie leads UMC's communications strategy.
  • Her professional background includes experience in law, government relations, higher education administration, and creative writing.
  • She enjoys spending time with family and friends and moonlights as a fiction writer and editor.

Recent Stories 

Bias in the Algorithm

Life is full of data, but what happens when data takes on a life of its own?

A few years back, rumor had it that a multinational technology company was making great strides to finalize and implement a computerized hiring tool. Using artificial intelligence (AI), the program scored job applicants on a scale of 1 to 5 and predicted which of the top candidates would be best for the job. About a year into the tool's . . . Read More

Board of Trustees Approves New Degree Programs

Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees approved new degree programs
      in mechatronics, cybersecurity and engineering management.

A master of science in mechatronics, a master’s in engineering management and a bachelor of science in cybersecurity have been added to the Michigan Tech curriculum. Mechatronics integrates electrical and mechanical engineering, robotics, software and computational hardware in the design of products and processes. The degree program is . . . Read More

Michigan Tech Formalizes Commitment to Grand Traverse Region

Michigan Tech and representatives from Michigan's Grand Traverse have signed a Memorandum
      of Understanding. Photo by Getty Images.

For more than a year, representatives from Michigan Tech and community leaders in the Grand Traverse (GT) region have discussed ways to partner and collaborate. For the GT community, a strong relationship with a world-class research university would attract new businesses, entrepreneurs and families. For Michigan Tech, a presence in the tech-forward, . . . Read More

Ready User One

Virtual reality is often associated with video games, but what if it could be used
      for productivity apps? With the virtual keyboard developed by Vertanen and Adhikary,
      travelers can leave their laptops at home and turn the airport into a virtual office.

While cranking out text is an integral part of our digital lives, it’s a field of research missing in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) development. Our computer scientists delve into the different ways to type in VR and AR spaces. In VR worlds, the user’s environment is entirely simulated, whether it be a video game, . . . Read More