CANCELED!! Starbucks coffee with Dr. Savage from the EPA

CANCELED!!  Dr. Savage from the EPA will be available in the Chemistry Learning Center (ChemSci 208) from 9:00 – 10:00 am on Friday, September 30 to talk to students.  She will talk about various EPA opportunities, including “Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship Program” ( file: gro_newsletter_issue1_2011.pdf); the  STAR Fellowship Program  (; and a student competition P3. This is a student competition that provides awards (financial) to student teams with novel ideas for sustainable projects (

One of our students recently won a research fellowship and it provided a generous multi-year scholarship plus some travel funding to attend conferences, etc.  She can also discuss the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and careers in science & environmental engineering.  That will be Friday September 30, from 9-10AM, in the Chemistry Learning Center, room 208, Chem Sci. Starbucks coffee & muffins will be provided.

Also, she will be giving a talk on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm; details below.

Dr. Nora Savage (click for more information)


Dr. Nora Savage, Environmental Engineer and Nanotechnology Team Lead, US Environmental Protection Agency will present “Nurture the Environment and Promote Public Well Being”. See the attached flyer for the abstract of her seminar. We look forward to seeing all of you at the seminar.

Cookies, muffins, punch and coffee will be served.

Remember, you can always go to our website to see the entire schedule of upcoming seminars at:

Margaret A. Dunstan, Office Assistant
Department of Chemistry
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931
Ph: 906-487-2048

AGC – Student Constructor Awareness Night

This year’s AGC of Michigan SCAN event is from 5:30 PM to about 8:00 PM
on October 12th at Michigan Tech’s Memorial Union Ballroom.  SCAN brings
togehtor 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.  Attached (see link below) is a document that describes the
schedule for the evening.

Deadline for registration is October 5th. To register, please see Lynn
Artman (Room 213A EERC) office or register through AGC of Michigan by
contacting Viki Gotts at or call 248-721-0075 to
sign up. Registration fee is $15 per person.

If you have any questions please contact Lynn Artman at 487-3484 or

In the past our students have really enjoyed this event.

Dr. Mattila


Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association 2011-2012 Scholarship

Now that School is back in session, I would like to remind you about the Michigan Stormwater-Floodplain Association 2011-2012 scholarship opportunity.  Please find attached the scholarship application (see link below).  This year the scholarship applications are due on November 1st and applicants can expect to be notified of our decision near the end of January 2012.

MSFA Scholarship Application 2011-2012

The application is also available on the MSFA website at:

Thank you.

Jerry Hancock, CFM
Vice-Chair of the MSFA

Stormwater and Floodplain Programs Coordinator
City of Ann Arbor
Public Services – Systems Planning Unit
301 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Ph# 734-794-6430 ex. 43709
Fax# 734-994-1744

West Michigan Air Waste Management Association Scholarship

The West Michigan Air Waste Management Association Scholarship is pleased to offer a scholarship for 2012 to three students who meet the eligibility requirements detailed in the attached material (see link below).  If you need additional information, please contact me.

2012 WMAWMA Scholarship Material

Brian L. Rice, P.E.


Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering, Inc.

2960 Lucerne Drive S.E. | Grand Rapids | MI | 49546

P: 616.942.3623 | F: 616.977.1005

WisDOT Civil Engineer – Trans Recruitment

This is to inform you that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is currently recruiting to fill Civil Engineer-Trans positions across the state.

Please share this information with your engineering students and encourage them to find out more information and/or apply at: .  December 2011 graduates are eligible to apply (May 2012 are not).

This recruitment has also been posted on the Wisconsin Jobs for Wisconsin Grads website at this time.  Given the recruitment time frame, and your past requests to share this information directly with you, we wanted to ensure that your campus/engineering departments were informed so that you can share this information with your engineering students.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in advertising these exciting opportunities.

Please contact me with any questions at 608-267-8932.

If you have a preferred campus/engineering department contact for us to send these and other employment related emails to, please advise.  Also, if you prefer that we don’t send you these email let us know that as well.

Tammy Haack

Human Resources Specialist

Department of Transportation

Bureau of Human Resources Services

4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 410

Madison, WI 53707

Phone (608) 267-8932

Fax (608) 264-9972

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam – Review Books

ASCE is now selling FE review books for the upcoming exam. Review Manuals and Discipline-Specific Review books are available for purchase during regular office hours (MW 11-12, 1-3; T 12-2; R 11-12; F 12-1). Our office is located in Dillman 201K. Books are priced as follows;

– FE Review Manuals – $80 ($72 for local ASCE members)

– Discipline-Specific Review books – $50 ($45 for local ASCE members)

Supplies are limited, so act soon! There is no better time than now to prepare for and pass the FE exam!

Andrew Scipioni
Civil Engineering
Michigan Technological University
ASCE Student Chapter President
Concrete Canoe Team
Transportation Enterprise

Engineers Without Borders – General Meeting (September 29th)

Hello EWB!

This week, we will be having a general meeting in Dillman 320 on Thursday (9/29) at 7:00 PM. We will be continuing with our hands on workshops, so you may want to wear something that can get a little wet! Drinks and snacks will be provided, but please try to bring cups and plates to minimize waste. Hope to see you there!

Below are the project meeting times this week.

Bolivia Team Meeting: Wednesday at 5PM in DOW 875.

We will be meeting this week to discuss the points below.  Everyone is welcome, so come join us.

-New Mentor stuff
-Timeline for paperwork
-Steel corrosion

If you are interested or having any questions, please contact Christine at


Guatemala Project Meeting
Monday   5pm General, DOW 875
6pm Design, DOW 875

The Guatemala team has worked with the communities of Fronterizo and Canton Libertad for 6 years, jointly installing four deep wells for clean drinking water and providing sanitation education. We are currently exploring a number of projects, including: hand pump design, microloan opportunities, improved cookstove design, a piped water system feasibility study, engineering mini-lessons, and social mapping using ArcGIS.

If you are interested in joining our team, attend the general meeting this afternoon, or contact Kelli at


Honduras Project General Meeting

Monday at 6 PM, Dillman 214:  General/Meeting

The regularly scheduled general meeting will be held at 6 PM, with the group that is planning the D80 Workshop meeting before at 5:30 PM in the same room.  The main focus of the general meeting will be the alternatives analysis report for the planned Kindercare/Hurricane Shelter.  Responsibilities will be further delegated and outside times to work will be determined.

If you have any questions about what we are doing specifically or just simply interested, contact John at

Rail Information Night (September 27th)

Rail Information Night!

Come Join us after the career fair to see what the railroad holds for you!

Where: DHH Ballroom
When: September 27th
Time: 7-9 pm

– Keynote address by Mr. Dan Rubin (General Director, Information Technologies for Union Pacific Railraod)
– Company Introductions
– Open discussion with a Q&A period.

This year, we have 12 companies attending (CN, Union Pacific, CSX, Loram Maintenance-of-Way, BNSF, AnsaldoSTS, Krech Ojard Associates, Norfolk Southern, EMD, TKDA, Amtrak and HDR)

This is a prime opportunity for students to stand out to the railroad industry and show what they have to offer.

Some of these companies wont be at the career fair, so it would be a great way to meet face to face.

All Majors welcomed and encouraged to participate.