Study Abroad: France (UPDATE)

UPDATE:

We will have several information session during this semester to address student fears, concerns and any other questions they might have about study abroad and/or about this particular program in Paris, such as application process, scholarship opportunities and financial aid.
France information session dates:
All session are 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Walker 120A
October 11th
October 25th
November 15th
December 13th

Summer study abroad Paris

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Who has not dreamed of spending a summer in France?

During this faculty-led program, you will be able to explore and discover what makes France such a cultural center. We offer a variety of classes in English (French lit, French and Francophone culture, International Experience) and even a French class adapted to your level/need, to guarantee full immersion for the length of 6 weeks. You will get the opportunity to meet locals, other foreign students and foremost, you get the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and enrich your life!
This program is in the works. More information will be coming soon.  Dany Jocob is collecting names of any students who may have an interest (doesn’t imply a commitment at this point). Please email Dany Jacob, danyj@mtu.edu to be added to the email list for updates.

11th Annual D80 Conference – Oct. 14th

11th Annual D80 Conference

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad. Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design, and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity. The public is always welcome.

The theme for the annual D80 Conference is Connect, Collaborate, Create! We are very excited to welcome Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders-USA, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2017 conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 14th in the U. J. Noblet Forestry Atrium. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at mtu.edu/honors/D80/conference.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Pavlis Honors College.

There will also be a free showing of Poverty Inc. at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 13th in Fisher 135. This documentary discusses the global and local impacts of the international aid industry through personal and professional experiences.

Scholarship: ACEC/Michigan

ACEC/M Scholarships
Application Deadline is January 5, 2018

ACEC/Michigan is planning to award over $12,000 to engineering and surveying students enrolled in an ABET accredited College or University. Applications are now available on the ACEC/M website, and are due to ACEC by January 5, 2018. Applicants will be judged on a written essay, their work experience, employer/faculty recommendations, community involvement and their GPA.

http://www.acecmi.org/scholarships.html


Job Posting: Fleis & VanderBrink

Fleis & VanderBrink is looking for upcoming (December) graduates  interested in traffic and transportation.

They are looking to hire one or two new grads that have an ability to do public speaking, can work in a very fast paced environment, is very good technically, a fast learner and is really passionate about traffic operations and design-or wants to be.

If yes, they would love to talk to you and see if they would be interested in joining our group in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Their group does about 75% of all of the traffic impact studies in Michigan and are looking to grow that number.  Some of their clients include Meijer, Kroger and Amazon. Fleis & VanderBrink also work with municipalities such as Livonia, Birmingham and Brighton Twp in addition to traffic studies they perform as part of MDOT contracts.  This is only a fraction of the diversity of work that they perform in this group and with some great new grads with fresh ideas they can take the group to the next level.

If interested, please contact Julie Kroll  (jkroll@fveng.com).

 

Julie M. Kroll, PE, PTOE

Sr. Project Manager

Fleis & VandenBrink

27725 Stansbury Blvd., Suite 195 | Farmington Hills | MI | 48334

O: 248.536.0080 | D: 248.536.1998 | C: 248.342.5786 | F: 248.536.0079

www.fveng.com



BS in Engineering Management (Info Session)

Information Session on BS in Engineering Management

Consider attending the information session on the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. This is one of the Crazy, hot majors at Michigan Tech.

  • Great degree for those who have an interest in both the technical and business sides of a company
  • Option for primary or dual degree (MEEM, MET, Civil Eng, Materials Eng, and others with approximately 33-42 credits more)
  • Fastest growing major in the School of Business and Economics
  • Increased interest by employers coming to the Career Fair
  • Participate to learn more about the BSEM even if you have declared it as a major
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 4 pm
  • WHERE: 101 Academic Offices Building
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Johnson, PhD dana@mtu.edu; Jodie Filpus-Paakola jrfilpus@mtu.edu

Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition – Oct 7th

On Saturday, Oct. 7th, in the library, there will be the annual Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition. Around 20 student teams or individuals will compete for prizes by communicating in just 2 minutes, the best business idea they can come up with.

Elevator Pitch 2017 Info

Sneak peak at the prize lineup:

Most Actionable Business

$5000 Berquist Prize (expense account)

1 year Smartzone space and Smart Start Tuition Waiver

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Best Elevator Pitch

$1000 cash

Silicon Valley Experience Ticket

Smart Start Tuition Waiver and Smartzone Virtual Client

 

Best Technological Innovation

$1000 cash Sponsored by MEDC

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Free patent discovery from Brooks-Kushman ($2500)

Smart Start Program Tuition Waiver

 

Most Disruptive Technological Innovation

$150 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Free patent discovery from Brooks-Kushman ($1500)

 

Best Green Innovation

$250 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Best Social Innovation 

$250 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Most Economic Impact on the UP

$100 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Best Lifestyle Business

$100 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

 

Audience Favorite

$200 cash

Silicon Valley Experience ticket

Based on cheers


Job Posting: Strand Associates

Strand Associates will be at Tech to conduct employment interviews on Thursday, October 19th. The job description and interview details are available on the Career Center/Handshake website. They are looking to hire full-time civil and environmental engineers and interns at all of their 10 locations. There will be an information session for Wednesday evening (Oct. 18) which will be on the career center website soon.

Mike Forslund, PE (MTU Class of 2000)
Strand Associates, Inc.(r)
608.251.4843 ext. 1104
mike.forslund@strand.comwww.strand.com



2018 CISC Scholarship Competition

The Association of Cuban American Engineers (ACAE) and the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE) are glad to announce the 2018 Cuba Infrastructure Scholarship Competition

It gives us great pleasure to invite all engineering students from ABET accredited programs to participate in this year’s scholarship competition. Participants will get the chance to win a scholarship of up to $6,000 and the opportunity to network with engineering professionals from both public and private industry sectors. Please distribute the attached information to engineering faculty and students.

The Cuba Infrastructure Scholarship Competition entails that university student teams formulate and present a project of their choice on Cuba’s public infrastructure that relates to the engineering field in transportation, water resources, power, telecommunications, healthcare or agriculture.

For more information contact Regina Rodriguez at Reggie17@gmail.com or  Sergio Claure  at sergioclaurejr@gmail.com or (305) 318-7939.

A CISC Participation Form is  due on Sept 29th at 5PM in order to participate in the competition.

Click here to download the guidelines.