Civil/Architectural Engineering Scholarship

AISC / GLFEA $5000 Scholarship Available to MS Student in Structures!

The Great Lakes Fabricators & Erectors Association (GLFEA) in conjunction with AISC are sponsoring a $5000 scholarship to a deserving student attending any Michigan School.

Deadline: May 1, 2015


  • MS level graduate students in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering programs
  • Attending universities in MI full-time
  • U.S. citizen

Last year this scholarship did not get awarded because of zero applicants.

For more details, and the online application, please click HERE



CMAA Scholarship/Internship: Due March 13

The National Capital Chapter presents up to 10 scholarships each year ranging from $1,000-$2,500, however many times there are very few applicants. This is a good opportunity as a CMAA scholarship/internship can make your resume stand out, and funds can be used to cover books, lab fees, etc.  For more information about CMAA scholarship and internship opportunities, see the links below:

Deadline for submissions is March 13, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have completed a minimum of one full academic year of studies, and must have a minimum of one full academic year remaining prior to completing the degree being pursued.
  • Must be enrolled in a Construction Management degree program, or other CM-related degree program, and show a strong interest in a career in CM, as demonstrated by a response to the essay question in the application package.

Scholarship Application

  • Additional Criteria: Must attend college or retain permanent residence in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia.

Internship Application

  • Additional Criteria: Internship candidates must be either United States citizens or be authorized to work in the United States.

If you have any questions on the application process or need additional information, please see the link below on the CMAA NCC webpage or contact C. Grant Howerton, PE, CMIT, Scholarship, Education and Student Outreach Co-Chair, CMAA National Capital Chapter

WRI Scholarships

The Wire Reinforcement Institute (WRI) Education Foundation is sponsoring scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 for beginning and continuing engineering students seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees in civil or structural engineering. As the concrete construction industry’s leading advocate for structural welded wire reinforcement (SWWR), WRI knows the value of a well reinforced foundation, whether it’s to support a building or build a career.


For scholarship details and application materials, please visit our website at


Spring-Break Shuttle Service

Transportation Services shuttle service will operate 7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m. Monday-Friday, March 9-13. The shuttle services the Memorial Union Building to the SDC and stops at both the Lower and Upper Daniell Heights’ bus stop. The shuttle will also stop hourly at the Lakeshore Center.

The City of Houghton will not be operating on campus, which includes the MTU afternoon shuttle during the week of March 9-13. For questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Angie Kolehmainen at 487-3288.

Tips on interviewing with administrators

Students interested in academic careers will find this article filled with helpful tips about interviewing with administrators.  It discusses what to expect and how to prepare.

Companion articles discuss how to interview in general, and how to conduct a teaching demonstration.

Faculty interviews often take place over one or two days, and contain multiple components. Preparing for the interview properly and knowing what to expect can help you be more successful and less stressed.

Global Grant Scholarship

The Rotary District 6220 Global Scholar Program provides $30,000 scholarship awards for graduate studies outside the USA.  Scholars must commence studies between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 and expend the scholarship funds within 12 months of starting studies.

In anticipation of The Rotary Foundation’s (TRF) 100-year anniversary in 2017, the TRF Trustees set out to develop a plan to move the foundation toward its second century of service. The plan, called the Future Vision Plan, focuses TRF-funded programs to specific areas where they will have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are presently most relevant to Rotarians.

As a result, to be eligible for a Rotary District 6220 Global Grant Scholarship, an applicant must have a background, intended graduate studies and future career plans related to at least one of the following focus areas:

  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development

Prequalification Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2015.
Further information, including the “Prequalification Application,” and additional requirements, can be found on the District 6220 website.

World Water Day Poster Competition

The Center for Water and Society invites all graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the CWS World Water Day Poster Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories, Original Research and Coursework/Informational. Please register by Friday, Mar. 6

Original Research posters can focus on any aspect of water, but Coursework/Informational posters will earn additional points if they incorporate the 2015 World Water Day theme, Water and Sustainable Development.

Other student groups which have a focus on water are also invited to either submit a poster or set up a booth at the poster session to increase awareness of their group. Email by Friday if your group is interested in participating in World Water Day.

The full World Water Day schedule is available online.

Originally posted in Tech Today (3/4/2015)

Graduate Research Colloquium Winners Announced

The 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium was held on Feb. 25–26 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Winners were announced at a banquet on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Poster Presentation award winners were:
  • First place, Ida Fonkue’s (KIP) “Acute oral ingestion of alcohol modulates muscle sympathetic neural activity differently in Caucasians and African Americans,”
  • Second place, Kaitlin Reini (SFRES) “Modeling the impacts of climate change on water quality for inland lakes in the Great Lakes Basin,”
  • Third place, Ruilong Han (CEE) “Seismic performance assessment considering aftershock hazard.”
  • Favorite Poster, Bethany Klemetsrud, (Chem Eng), “Effect of lignin content on pyrolysis bio-oil properties.”
Oral presentation award winners were:

  • First place, Jennifer Fuller (CEE) “Developing a Sustainable Process for Removal of Synthetic Hormones in Wastewater Treatment.”
  • Second place, Margo Woller-Carter (CLS) “Development of the Intelligent Graphs for Everyday Decisions Tutor.”
  • Third place, Melanie Talaga (Chem) “Diversifying Drug Development through Scaffold Engineering: A Proposed New Strategy.”
  • Talaga also was recognized for the presentation with the highest attendance.
The Graduate Research Colloquium is sponsored each spring by the Graduate Student Government. It is an opportunity for graduate students to share their research with the university community and to gain experience presenting that research to colleagues.
Originally posted in Tech Today (3/2/2015)

Research Data Alliance/US Call for Fellows

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) invites applications for its newly redesigned fellowship program. The program’s goal is to engage early career researchers in the US in RDA, a dynamic and young global organization that seeks to eliminate the technical and social barriers to research data sharing.
WHAT: The successful Fellow will engage in the RDA through a 12-18 month project under the guidance of a mentor from the RDA community. Fellows receive a stipend ($5000 each summer) and travel support and must be currently employed or appointed at a US institution.
WHO: Fellows are sought from a variety of backgrounds: communications, social, natural and physical sciences, business, informatics, and computer science. The RDA Data Share program will look for a T-shaped skill set, where early signs of cross discipline competency are combined with evidence of teamwork and communication skills, and a deep competency in one discipline.
Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher education in the United States, and early career researchers at U.S.-based research institutions who graduated with a relevant master’s or PhD and are no more than three years beyond receipt of their degree.  Applications from traditionally underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: April 16, 2015
For more details and information on how to apply, see: