Month: September 2018

Job Posting: Delta Airport Consultants

Delta Airport Consultants takes civil engineering concepts and applies them to the planning, design, and development of airports. We are actively looking for aviation enthusiasts to start work full-time in our Charlotte, NC office in June 2019! Check out the attached flyer or our website to learn more about our LAUNCH program.

 We are always looking for great talent. Please send us your resume, and tell us why you’re interested in Delta, by October 23rd!

LAUNCH Your Career!


IMPORTANT: Sept 21 Grand Traverse Region Day Moved to Rozsa

Attention Huskies:

Due to wet and windy weather conditions tomorrow (Sept 21), Grand Traverse Region Day will be moved from the CareerFEST Tent to the Rozsa Center Lobby.

Twenty-three companies from downstate Michigan have made the trip to meet you. Please make the trek to meet them in the Rozsa!

Also, come meet former NASA AstronautGreg Johnson at the event!!! Greg will be doing a Q&A session while promoting aerospace opportunities in Traverse City.

Stop by between 11am and 2pm to connect with employers, grab a bite to eat, and meet a REAL ASTRONAUT, y’all!  It’s going to be a great day.


Job Posting: Michigan Dept of Transportation (Saginaw, MI)

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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Saginaw, Michigan.

This position performs a variety of professional engineering design assignments.  Design and prepare preliminary and final plans, proposal material and cost estimating for trunkline construction projects, utilizing standard design practices and computerized programs (MicroStation, PowerGEOPAK, ProjectWise, AASHTOWARE) conforming to MDOT and AASHTO design standards.

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering OR will be obtained by December 31, 2018 is required.

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer


Job Posting: Strand Associates (Civil & Environmental)

Strand Associates will be on campus to conduct interviews on Thursday, October 11. A job description and interview details are available on the Career Center/Handshake website. They are looking to hire full-time civil and environmental engineers at all of their 10 locations. Strand is hosting an information session on Wednesday, October 10 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in Dillman Room 214. Attached is a firm profile with additional details.

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Job Posting: Michigan Dept of Transportation (Kalamazoo, MI)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking to fill an entry level Transportation Engineer, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

At the entry/intermediate/experience level, performs a variety of professional general engineering assignments in a learning capacity.  Design and prepare preliminary and final plans, proposal material and cost estimating for state trunkline construction projects, utilizing standard design practices  and computerized programs (Microstation, PowerGEOKalPAK, ProjectWise, Trns*port).

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer 9-P11


Job Posting: Michigan Dept of Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Davison, Michigan.

This position performs a variety of professional general engineering assignments in a learning capacity.  Performs or participates in a variety of professional engineering responsibilities involving the Transportation Service Center (TSC) and Region functions of design, construction, maintenance, traffic and safety, soils, and materials control and testing of transportation facilities.  Assists with project scoping and estimating.  Assists office in technical work.

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering.

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer


Info Meeting: Study Abroad in The Netherlands (Cycling Infrastructure Course)

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Info Meeting: Study Abroad in The Netherlands (Cycling Infrastructure Course)

Thursday, September 20th, 5 pm in Dow 875 

Are you interested in studying abroad, but also want to get a summer internship? How about 16 days of bicycling around the world famous cycling infrastructure in The Netherlands (Netherlands where 27% of ALL their daily trips are made by bicycle and it’s easy riding – it is flat terrain!) where we will study bicycle infrastructure, work with students at a Dutch university, meet professionals who plan and design, and so much more? The course runs (pre-summer) May 19 – June 3 – plenty of time for you to get back for an internship. The course is offered out of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department (by a professor who is a MTU Civil Engineering aluma), yet is available to students at other campuses, such as Michigan Tech, as well.  This course can count toward professional electives for the MTU CEE students.

View the promotional video of the course to catch a glimpse of what you’ll get to experience.

Join us on a 16 day course cycling throughout The Netherlands while studying the world famous cycling infrastructure.
We will spend 16 days bicycling in large cities (Amsterdam, Zwolle, Utrecht, Houten, Rotterdam, Eindhoven) and small towns in The Netherlands. We will work with students and faculty at Windesheim University and professional designers and planners of the amazing Dutch cycling network. We travel within cities by bicycle and between cities using their sophisticated passenger rail system. This course will give you hands on experience using and understanding how a country creates safe cycling infrastructure. 27% of ALL trips in the Netherlands are made by bicycle! Take this course to experience that!
 
Explore The Netherlands in Europe while earning course credit!
*bonus – you can even extend your time in Europe by staying longer…come to the meeting to learn how! Grab your friends and backpack around Europe after the course is over – your airfare may even be cheaper!
Below is a flier that shows the course details. Note that the cost is listed at $3900 per person- this is the ‘high’ cost – as soon as there are at least 8 people signed up (the cap is 12 students), we can purchase our airline tickets and solidify the airfare, which will likely be lower than my budgeted amount.  This cost includes the 3 credit course, round trip airfare from Chicago, 5 day Eurail pass, bicycle rentals, all hotels and hostels, all breakfasts, and bus transfers. Funds not spent will be refunded to you.

For more information, please feel free to contact me,

Kristina Fields

Associate Professor

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

(608) 342-1533

fieldskr@uwplatt.edu


I-Corps Lean Launchpad Workshops

Who?

Are you interested taking your idea, technology, or processes commercial?  Entrepreneurial minded graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community teams are invited to attend the I-Corps Site Program’s Lean Launchpad Workshop Series here at MTU.

What?

The site program offered through Michigan Tech will be structured around the Lean LaunchPad teaching methods and principles used by NSF’s National I-Corps Program.

The purpose of the NSF funded I-Corps Site Program is to foster entrepreneurship that will lead to the commercialization of technology.

The I-Corps Site Workshop is available and geared toward developing I-Corps Teams for the National I-Corps program.

The I-Corps Site program provides training and modest funding (awards of $1,000-$2,500) per team to enable teams to 1) transition their work into the marketplace and/or 2) to become National I-Corps Team applicants.

Upon completion of the I-Corps Site Program, participants are eligible to apply for the National I-Corps program, an intensive six week NSF training with the opportunity to be awarded a $50,000 grant, as well as many other funding opportunities. Non-university based teams will need to include at least one team member based at a university for grant administration purposes.

Participants in the I-Corps Site Program will be expected to commit at least 3-5 hours per person per week to market research, customer discovery and other commercialization-focused activities.

Where?

Pavlis Honors College, 724 Minerals and Materials Engineering Building

When?

The next round of workshops will include four half-days.  Training dates are: Friday, September 28th; Thursday, October 4th; Thursday, October 11th; and Friday, October 19th.

Why?

Through the Site program, using the Lean LaunchPad teaching method, teams will learn first-hand about entrepreneurship and explore the transition of their ideas, devices, and processes into the marketplace. Getting out of the laboratory/university is what the effort is all about.

Teams will learn about entrepreneurship using the I-Corps curriculum which provides real-world, hands on, immersive learning about what it takes to successfully transfer knowledge into products and processes that benefit society.  I-Corps teams will be engaged talking to industry customers and competitors and encountering the chaos and uncertainty of creating successful innovations.

Outcomes and Opportunities:

  • See the real world impacts of your research and technology

  • Gain an appreciation of what it takes to commercialize technology and understand barriers to adoption

  • Discover a market for your technology that you had not previously considered

  • Expand your network of support with teachers, investors, customers, and inventors

  • Gain the ability to identify increased commercial potential for your technologies


General Meeting: Husky Construction

Husky Construction will be having their first meeting of this semester tomorrow (Tuesday 9/18) from 7PM-8PM in EERC 314. They will discuss possible volunteer opportunities including with Habitat for Humanity and possibly building a broomball rink for Michigan Tech. A special guest speaker Mike Summerfield will present more information on possibly building the broomball rink as well as provide snacks for everyone. in addition they will discuss any seminars or presentations that members are interested in attending. Hope to see everyone there tomorrow.
-Matthew Wray
Michigan Technological University
Construction Management

Study Abroad: Cumbria 2019!

Cumbria 2019!  Join us this summer in England!

Information Sessions:

* 20 Sept 2018, Fisher 130, 5.30-6.30 pm

*10 October, Fisher 130, 6-7pm

*6 November, Fisher 130, 5.30-6.30pm

9 credits – whatever your folks pay for MTU tuition, plus a program fee of $3,700.  A bargain at any rate – consider “cost of attendance” at c. $507/credit.  HASS Courses offered in History (SS), Literature (HU), and Music (VPA).
So come join us, Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 in Fisher 130!

Cumbria 2019