The Michigan Tech Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (REAC) is hosting Railroad Careers Night at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 22) in the DHH Ballroom.
Students from any discipline and any year are encouraged to stop in for free pizza and stimulating conversation with representatives from the rail industry. We are expecting about 10 companies, including Class 1 railroads, consultants and suppliers to be available for casual conversation in a relaxed atmosphere — a perfect follow-up to the mad pace of Career Fair.
By David Nelson.
YubaNet.com quoted Veronica Webster (CEE) on the hydraulic structural problems underlying the erosion of the Oroville Dam spillway in California.
In for the Long Haul at Oroville Dam Says Water Resources Expert
February 15, 2017 – Civil engineer Veronica Webster studies long-term trends for assessing flood risk at Michigan Technological University. She says that for the Oroville Dam, the immediacy of the problem is related to longer running issues.
Many of our hydraulic structures are likely under designed. —Veronica Webster
Webster is an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech and is a recent recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award to study flood frequency and risk analysis.
Read more at YubaNet.com, by Michigan Technological University.
Daniel M. Dowden, Patricia Clayton, Chao-Hsien Li, Jeffrey Berman, Michael Bruneau, Laura Lowes and Keh-Chyuan Tsai have been selected by the Structural Engineering Institute to receive the 2017 Moisseiff Award “For the paper, “Full-Scale Pseudodynamic Testing of Self-Centering Steel Plate Shear Walls,” Journal of Structural Engineering, January 2016.”
The award ceremony will take place during the Structures Congress 2017 in Denver, CO, April 7, 2017.
The award recognizes important papers dealing with the board field of structural design, including applied mechanics as well as the theoretical analysis, or constructive improvement, of engineering structures such as bridges and frames, of any structural material.
The Structural Engineering Institute is part of ASCE, the American Society of Civil Engineers.
A Michigan Tech student has been selected by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan as a 2016-2017 scholarship recipient. The scholarship program aims to promote the profession by providing financial support to those pursuing careers in engineering and surveying. The applicants are evaluated on: work experience, extra-curricular & community activities, references, GPA and a written essay.
Congratulations to Taylor Wiegand, a senior in Civil Engineering, for being selected!
In Fall 2016, the Center for Diversity and Excellence conducted an anonymous survey of female students, staff and faculty at Tech asking “Who do you consider to be positive female role models on campus?” The center received over 250 responses to this question, which produced the names of 98 different individuals that provide a positive example to women all over campus.
Congratulations to both of them!
Two senior civil engineering students, Rachel Kloc and Drew Roberts, were recently awarded Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Michigan Section Scholarships.
Valued at $3000 each, the scholarships are in recognition of those who are amongst the best transportation engineering students in the state.
The students are to be congratulated, as only four scholarships are awarded within the Michigan section.
An overview of 2016 with institute highlights was presented by MTTI Director Pasi Lautala. Researchers provided updates on initiatives funded with the meeting ending in an open, general discussion. Slides used in the meeting are available along with a general summary of the meeting here.
By Pam Hannon/MTTI.
The 96th Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting was held in Washington, D.C. Jan. 8-12 focusing on the theme “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.” Joining the 13,000 attendees were 24 members and students of the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI).
Read more on the MTTI webpage.
Researchers at The Center for Technology and Training, which is part of the civil and environmental engineering department, have developed a new system for assessing the conditions of gravel roads. This system and its use by Michigan road agencies was the subject of an article in the winter 2016 Journal of the County Road Association of Michigan.
CTT staff, John Kiefer, Melanie Kueber-Watkins, Pete Torola and Tim Colling all worked to develop and test the new system which will be widely collected in Michigan starting this year with full implementation in 2018. Data collected with the system will be reported on a state-wide basis to the Michigan Legislature on an annual basis.
Unpaved road rating system developed by Michigan Tech brings asset management principles to unpaved Michigan roads
Finally—The Tools to Rate an Unpaved Road
Gravel and unpaved roads make up half of Michigan’s non-federal aid network, and there are 22,000 miles of them in Michigan.
As a result of a project funded by the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC), CTT has pioneered a new rating system for unpaved roads, called the inventory-based ratings (IBR) system.
The San Antonio Business News, the Seattle Post Intelligencer and other news outlets around the country reported on the new officers and board of directors of the national Green Building Initiative (GBI). Amlan Mukherjee (CEE) was named to the board.
Green Building Initiative Announces 2017 Board of Directors
2017 Chairman of the Board Rich Mitchell to Lead GBI in a Year of Growth, New Developments
Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) January 10, 2017
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017 Board of Directors.
In addition to incoming GBI Chairman Rich Mitchell, the board of directors includes new and re-elected members. Among the newly elected board members is Amlan Mukherjee, PhD, Associate Professor.
GBI Executive Director Vicki Worden:
GBI’s mission is to accelerate adoption of green building best practices and we increased the number of buildings we reach by more than 100 percent in 2016.