MS Department of Transportation – Engineering Interns/Grads

My name is Jim C. Willis and I am over the Rails program at the MS Department of Transportation.  I am trying to identify some Engineering Interns or December graduates that may be interested in a job opportunity working in our Rails group here at MDOT.

Contact Information:

Jim C. Willis

Assistant State Traffic Engineer

Mississippi Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 1850

Jackson, MS 39215

Office 601-359-1454

Get Involved in Earth Week 2013!

Get Involved in Earth Week 2013!

Students for Environmental Sustainability would like to invite you to collaborate with us on our Earth Week Events March 24-30, 2013.  We want to involve groups from around campus to help raise awareness of sustainability issues on campus. Help us out by planning an event during this week to highlight sustainability in your student org or other group!

What’s in it for you?

  • Be involved in a big event at Michigan Tech
  • Your org will get exposure
  • Recruitment opportunities
  • We take care of the week’s advertisement

As long as you tie in sustainability in some way, the format is up to you.  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Hands-on activity
  • Presentation
  • Sale
  • Booth
  • Movie showing
  • Concert/show
  • Recruitment event
  • Challenge/contest
  • Game
  • Social
  • Flash mob
  • Campaign
  • Volunteer event
  • Field trip
  • Run/Walk
  • Fundraiser
  • Dance
  • Give away
  • Carnival
  • You get the idea – Anything you want!


The schedule for the week will be filled in on a first-come-first-served basis, so commit soon to get a good time slot! Funds may be available to cover some activity costs on a case-by-case basis.  For more information or to sign your org up for the event, email Mollie Ruth (  Please share with any groups on or off campus you think may be interested!


Students for Environmental Sustainability, Michigan Tech

Undergraduate Research Expo

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Showcasing undergraduate research at Michigan Tech Friday, March 22, 2013 in the Rozsa Lobby

Abstract Deadline Extension: January 26

Undergraduate researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts to by January 26. Abstract guidelines and formatting attached to this message.

Direct questions to

Printing of posters is sponsored by The Honors Institute of Michigan Tech.

Prizes awarded to the top 3 presentations:
1st—$200      2nd—$150    3rd—$100

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Presenter and Poster Guidelines

Undergraduate Summer Internship Opportunities-ORAU

Interested in a 2013 summer internship?
Consider the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) and Community College Internship Program (CCI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)!

The deadline to apply is January 10!

Apply online now at!

ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system.  Scientific programs focus of materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.  Visit to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!

Benefits of the programs include:

  • 10 weeks (June 3-August 9) engaged in a research (SULI)/technical project (CCI) under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer
  • career development workshops and laboratory tours
  • stipend of $500 per week
  • travel reimbursement and housing allowance (for those who qualify)

Contact Julie Malicoat at for additional information!

Environmental Engineers of the Future – Grad School

Dear prospective Environmental Engineering graduate student:

The Environmental Engineers of the Future funding program is sponsored
by public and private organizations that believe students entering the
workforce with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering are
vital to address environmental and infrastructure needs throughout the
U.S.  The program is offering up to $10,000 in funding for each
selected student that pursues a Master’s Degree in Environmental
Engineering during academic year 2013-2014.

The priority application period ends on December 3rd.  Students may
apply at:

Environmental Engineers of the Future

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

REAC – October 9th

This Tuesday October 9th REAC will be holding our October meeting. Jonathan Warlof from BNSF Railway will be presenting on “Positive Train Control What it is and What it means to BNSF”! As usual Pizza & Pop will be provided. The meeting will take place in DOW 610 from 6 to 7 pm! Hope to see you all there!
Mandy Workman
MTU Civil Engineering
REAC Marketing/Advertising
Senior Design KD2M

WTBA Scholarship Deadline is Friday, Oct. 26

WTBA Scholarship Deadline is Friday, Oct. 26

The Wisconsin Transportation Builders Assn. (WTBA) reminds university and technical college engineering programs that the deadline for this year’s Scholarship Program is Friday, Oct. 26.

WTBA offers $2,000 scholarships to civil engineering students at 4-year universities and $750 scholarships to engineering tech students at 2-year technical colleges.  The scholarships are funded through donations from WTBA member companies and are selected by a board of project managers and young professionals from industry firms.

This year’s application deadline is Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, with the scholarships being awarded in January 2013 at the Contractor-Engineer Conference sponsored by WTBA and the WI Department of Transportation.

Click here for the $2,000 university scholarship application
Click here for the $750 technical college scholarship application

Those wanting more information about the WTBA Scholarship Program should contact Kevin Traas at WTBA at or by calling (608) 256-6891.

Builders Foundation Scholarship

Builders Foundation Scholarship

2013 application for the scholarship opportunity available to Chicagoland high school graduates currently studying at your University for future careers in construction

Students also access applications through our website

If you have any questions, please contact me as 847-318-8585 or via email at

Patty Heier

Office Coordinator

phone:  847.318.8585 │   fax:  847.318.8586

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