All posts by Julie Ross

CEE Department Student Organizations Fundraiser

MTU Civil and Environmental Engineering Department student organizations are proud to announce that our new website tinyurl.com/techxe is up and ready for order taking of various MTU CEE apparel. Order by Nov. 3rd to guarantee product availability in time for winter break!
The participating student orgs have been working hard to get this fundraiser underway and provide these amazing and reasonably priced products for us to show our pride and support for MTU Civil and Environmental Engineering department.
We greatly appreciate your support and we hope you enjoy these products as much as we do!  (See attached flyer below)


Accepting Applications: Pavlis Honors College

The Pavlis Honors College is now accepting applications for Spring 2018. Students are eligible to apply to join the Learning Community if they have 2 or more years remaining on campus. PHC’s Learning Community offers 6 distinct pathways on which students may build their honors program: Global Leadership, Peace Corps Prep, Research Scholars, Enhanced Enterprise Experience (E),New Venture, and Custom Pathway. Each of these pathways provides a framework of support, exceptional resources and a community of scholars for students interested in challenging themselves, doing more and making a difference. If you know of a student who may be interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, please encourage them to apply. If you would like to request more information regarding our pathways, email us at honors@mtu.edu.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, October 22nd. However, students who apply early will be given preference. Space is limited.

Find out why success means more than GPA: honors.mtu.edu.


Scholarship: West Michigan Air & Waste Management

On behalf of the West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association, I am pleased to announce our chapter is now accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded in January 2018.  The WM-AWMA plans to award up to four individual scholarships of $2,000.00 to juniors, seniors and graduate students in qualifying fields of study.  Specific eligibility requirements are described in the attached announcement.

The Scholarship application process is entirely online, and can be accessed at https://www.westmichiganawma.org/scholarships .

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

If you have any questions or desire further information, please feel free to contact Ann Hagedorn (ahagedorn@fveng.com).

2017 WM-AWMA Scholarship Article


Job Posting: MDEQ – Environmental Quality Analyst

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is currently recruiting for an Environmental Quality Analyst 9-P11/12 position for the Remediation and Redevelopment Division.  This position is open to all applicants.  This position is permanent full-time and is located at the Upper Peninsula District Office, 1504 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI.   Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV.

If you are interested in obtaining more information or applying, click on the link below.

Job Posting



Scholarship – WTS Michigan

WTS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the transportation industry.  The WTS Foundation (WTSF) was formed in 2009 to provide scholarships to support the next generation of transportation professionals in our mission.

The local WTS Michigan Chapter is supporting three scholarships for deserving women in Michigan all of which have been doubled in amount again this year!  Two undergraduate scholarships at $1,000 each and one graduate scholarship at $2,000.  The women that win at the local level are automatically entered at the International level for their chance at scholarships totaling $5,000 and $10,000 respectively.

The applications are due on November 13th, 2017.  The applications are attached.

WTS Michigan_Sharon Banks Undergrad 2018

WTS Michigan_Molitoris Undergrad 2018


Hourly Research Assistants for Traffic Video Annotation

Hourly Research Assistants for Traffic Video Annotation The high-performance computing laboratory for Sustainable Intelligent Transportation Systems (SITSLab) in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering is looking for hourly research assistants to help a research project on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to monitor traffic flow dynamics. The hourly research assistants will work with a Ph.D. student on using a semi-automatic traffic annotation tool, iATTS (Interactive Annotation Tool for Transportation Surveillance), developed at SITS-Lab to identify and annotate individual vehicle trajectories in UAV videos. The work will be conducted in our research laboratory, Dow 842. The hourly pay rate will be $10/hour.

To qualify for this position you should be familiar with the following computer operations:

  1. Google Earth (Google Maps) software
  2. Windows Paint
  3. Familiar with video play software such as windows media player
  4. Quick learning ability to operate a Windows GUI – iATTS

The successful candidates must be able to show excellent communication skills, demonstrated attention to detail, and a good work ethic. You have to pass a training test in order to do this work.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Kuilin Zhang (klzhang@mtu.edu).



Innovation Week Information

Innovation Week
Next week is the first ever Innovation Week at Michigan Tech. All events are free to attend, although two require advanced RSVP.
Saturday (10/7)
Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition
We are still accepting registrations. If you would like to pitch your idea or business, please email aolaplum@mtu.edu. Even if you can’t pitch, we would love to have you in the audience. The competition starts at 8PM in the Library.
Sunday (10/8)
Generation Startup [Movie]
Watch as six recent graduates put everything on the line to start their own businesses in Detroit. Hosted by Film Board and the Entrepreneurs Club.
Fisher 135 | 8PM
Monday (10/9)
Potential Errors of the Academic Founder
Ted Dacko, CEO of Arbor Dakota Strategies will share general concepts that academic founders should consider when building their company.
MUB Ballroom | 12PM
10X Thinking Workshop
Learn how Google uses 10X thinking to create innovative products. This 5-step process will show how to move from ideas to prototypes.
MUB Alley (Makerspace) | 7PM
Tuesday (10/10)
Innovation Pitches
Successful alumni will judge aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs during their business pitches. Learn what it takes for a venture to succeed!
GLRC 202 | 6PM
Wednesday (10/11)
3D Print Yourself
Find out about the latest innovations in 3D printing technology. The first 10 students to RSVP will be able to create 3D model of themselves.
MUB Alley (Makerspace) | 5PM
Thursday (10/12)
Build-A-Boat
Come hang out with ASME and learn an innovative method to building cardboard boats! Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants.
Fisher 135 | 6PM
Friday (10/13)
Food Fusion
Take a cooking class with renowned chef Tony Craig – owner of Georgina’s Latin Asian Fusion in Traverse City.
DHH Ballroom | 6PM