Executive Board: Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs organize and run committees for social and professional development, heading the various standing committees on which departmental representatives serve. While they vote as regular GSG members, they do not count as part of the total number of representatives allotted to each department, nor do they act as liaisons with the members of their home departments.


Academic Chair 

Jacob Blazejewski

Mathematical Sciences



Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm




The Academic Chair oversees the academic needs and development of the graduate student community, investigates and develops recommendations for GSG on academic issues, and organizes the Graduate Research Colloquium and Awards Ceremony.


"Jacob received his Bachelor's in Mathematics and Chemistry from Alma College. Following his master degree studies at Tech he is pursuing a PhD in applied mathematics.  He is also passionate about mathematics education.  Jacob will work diligently with his committee to assist graduate students in their professional development and host opportunities for graduate students to share their research with the local community."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Social Chair

Ninad Mohale

Material Science





Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am


The Social Chair helps build a sense of community among graduate students by organizing social events each semester; assists the vice-president as necessary with Fall and Spring orientation; organizes the Graduate Student Orientation Picnic; and works with other committees, as requested, with the social aspects of workshops, such as catering and reservations.


"Ninad is a curious human being. He wants to help create and strengthen a sense of belonging and an environment of wholeness on campus. When he is not thinking about this, he usually tries to work on his PhD in Materials Science, and enjoys music, books and photography in his down time." 


Public Relations Chair Prasad Soman

Material Science





Tuesday, 4:00am – 5:00am



The Public Relations Chair promotes awareness of GSG in the University community by crafting publicity materials in a variety of communications media, especially the GSG website, and responds to requests for general information from the graduate student body at large.


"Prasad is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. He has been at Michigan Tech for last 4 years and is very passionate about helping graduate community, creating better social environment while improving academic excellence through GSG organized events. He has been involved in many academic, cultural and administrative activities on campus while he believed would help him in a leadership position in GSG."


Softball League Coordinator

Season: Summer 2018

Daniel Byrne

Computer Science





The Softball Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and organizing the summer GSG Softball League. The coordinator also organizes the clinic before the league starts, the picnic towards the end of the league, and updates the GSG E-Board on a timely manner with the progress of the league.

"Daniel is going into his 3rd year as a PhD student in Computer Science. Since his childhood, he has spent the summers playing, watching, and umpiring baseball and softball games. He is excited to coordinate this year's GSG softball league, keeping it safe and fun for everyone involved!"