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



Curious about LEAN?

Are you curious about Lean and continuous improvement? Want to find a way to boost your resume? Looking for a new way to be more productive and organized? Well, here is your chance. Mark your calendars.

Students, we are hosting an information session for you on from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the East Reading Room of the Library. There will be food, refreshments and a learning opportunity or two. You may not know much about lean right now, but employers do, and it is a valuable professional skill that could help you land your next interview or job. This information session is a great way to be introduced to the skills in an informal setting, and to find out about other opportunities for you, on campus, to increase your skills.


Summer Undergrad Research

Please see below for information regarding two summer opportunities for undergraduate research. Minority participation is highly encouraged! The applications open in November and will be due Jan 29, 2018. If you have any questions please email the program coordinator (locheta@caryinstitute.org). In addition, if your students do apply please let me know!

– The Cary Institute’s REU program on Translational Ecology for undergraduates (http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program). It is a 12-week program involving 10 students in ecology-related projects every summer.

– The Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program (https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/). This one is not an NSF-REU program. It is funded by the Urban Water Innovation Network UWIN, a consortium of institutions across the US focused on urban water sustainability issues.  It is a 9-week program in which 10 students are hosted at different institutions from the Network. Because UWIN is multi-disciplinary, we select students from different disciplines (engineer, social sciences, natural sciences) but with a common interest in urban water issues.

Ashley C. Huderson, PhD

Manager, Engineering Education

ASME Washington Center

1828 L Street NW, Suite 810

Washington, DC 20036-5104 (o): 202.785.7394

Hudersona@asme.org