Category Archives: Conferences

Call for Presentations: Student Water Conference (free registration & travel stipends available)

Call for Presentations
2nd Annual Student Water Conference

Oklahoma State University
April 4-5, 2013

Oklahoma State University, through funds provided by the Orville L. and Helen L. Buchanan Family Trust and a grant from the National Science Foundation, will host the 2nd Student Water Conference on April 4-5, 2013.

The conference organizing committee invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

Abstracts on all water research topics – including but not limited to surface water, ground water, water quality, water quantity, storm water management, in-stream flows, water conservation, water reuse, water transfer, flood and drought, climate change, water resource economics, and water policy – are encouraged.

About the Conference: The conference will consist entirely of student presentations to be judged by a panel of faculty members for providing constructive feedback to students in regard to their research presentation skills. Awards will be given for outstanding student presentations. Also, student activities will promote interaction among students of all disciplines.

Submission Details: Abstracts should be submitted by January 18, 2013 (

Non-OSU Students: Some travel assistance funds are available for travel to the conference. Graduate and undergraduate students will have the opportunity to apply for travel assistance up to $250 per student. Please refer to the abstract submission requirements to apply for the travel assistance grant.

Date and venue: The conference will be held April 4-5, 2013 on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oral and poster presentations will be held in the Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) located on campus.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Atherton Hotel (405-744-6835) located on the Oklahoma State University campus at the rate of $88 per room per night for single or double occupancy, which includes free internet and breakfast. Please refer to the “Water Conference” when making reservations.

For more information, contact Dr. Garey Fox, Associate Professor and Buchanan Chair, at 405-744-8423 or at

AGC of Michigan – SCAN

This year’s AGC of Michigan SCAN event is from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday, October 30th at Northern Michigan University’s, University Center – Brule Room. SCAN brings together contractors, students (Michigan Tech – CEE and CMG, and Northern Michigan Construction Management), and other industry professionals for an educational evening dedicated to a topic important to the construction industry. This year’s program is “Adaptability: Why it Counts in Today’s Workplace.” .Attached is a document that describes the schedule for the evening.

Deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 23rd. Registration is $15 per student with payment required at time of registration. Transportation will be provided. To register, please contact me. The expected time of departure will be between 3:30 and 4:00 pm with a return to Houghton around 11:00 pm. More details will follow for those that register.

If you have any questions or to register please contact Kris Mattila at 487-2523 or

In the past our students have really enjoyed this event.

Dr. Mattila

UP SCAN Reg Students

World of Asphalt 2012 – Show and Conference

World of Asphalt Show & Conference (March 13-15, 2012) is the leading exposition and education resource for the asphalt industry. The event features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in asphalt-related equipment, products and services.

The broad spectrum of equipment and the industry-led education is the ultimate in competitive comparisons.

World of Asphalt, and the co-located AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo, will feature:

  • Over 300 exhibitors, featuring the newest products and services, including (but not limited to):
    • Asphalt production and recycling equipment
    • Road building machinery
    • Pavement maintenance equipment
    • Soil stabilizers
    • Information technology
    • Chemical and petroleum products
    • Pollution control
    • Testing equipment
    • Work zone safety and traffic management
    • Trucks and trailers
  • Over 6,000 attendees
    • Pavement Maintenance Contractors
    • Asphalt and Aggregate Producers
    • Fleet Managers
    • Highway Contractors
    • Traffic Safety Professionals
    • Plant Operators
    • Public Officials
  • A comprehensive education program with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology, presented by leading industry organizations including:
    • Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA)
    • People, Plants and Paving Training Program
    • AGG1 Academy
    • Plus other certification and specialized training programs

More information about the show and conference can be found here:

MSCE with Specialization in Fish Passage Engineering

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree with a specialization in Fish Passage Engineering. The curriculum is offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is designed to provide an engineer with the additional skills in hydraulics and ecohydrology needed to analyze and design solutions for enhancing fish passage in streams and rivers.

For more information about Fish Passage Engineering see their webpage:

Fish Passage 2012 (National Conference, June 2012):

20th National Conference for Rural and Intercity Bus (Student Competition)

The 20th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation is scheduled to take place in October 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. To encourage student participation in the conference, undergraduate students are offered the opportunity to participate in an essay competition and graduate students have the opportunity to take part in a research paper competition.

Two essay winners will receive cash prizes as well as travel funds to attend the conference.

Essay Winners: 1st place $500 and 2nd place is $250

Two winning student research papers will be awarded and the authors will receive cash prizes and travel funds to attend the conference.

Research Paper Winners: 1st place $1,000 and 2nd place is $500

Thank you for encouraging students to participate! You can use the “Send to a Colleague” to pass along information about this exciting opportunity to colleagues and students. More information on the conference and competitions can be found on the conference website ( using the sidebar to navigate to the student competition page.

Thanks for your help,

Jill Hough, Small Urban & Rural Transit Center North Dakota State University and Pat Weaver, Kansas University Transportation Center
Competition Co-Chairs