Month: December 2018

Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

Students interested in becoming agents of change are invited to apply to become University Innovation Fellows! UIF students work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. We are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change.

We will be accepting applications starting December 10, 2018 at 8 am until January 25, 2019 at 8 pm. The application can be found here: bit.ly/mtu-uif2019. Interviews will take place from 6-8 pm on January 27, 2019.

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, Fellows may have the opportunity to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus!

Magann Dykema
Michigan Technological University
University Innovation Fellow, Stanford University
Pavlis Honors College
Fifth Year Civil Engineering
Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship 
The Alley Makerspace

CEE Senior Design Colloquium (Dec 11 & 13)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Colloquium

December 11 and 13, 2018

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2018 senior design team presentations.  This semester students have undertaken a wide range of interesting projects to fulfill the Department’s design project requirement.  Refreshments will be served.  (Senior Design Colloquium Fall 2018)

December 11 (MUB A1 & A2)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (MUB A1):  Replacement of Sabin and Davis Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (MUB A2):  Isle Royale Infrastructure Improvements at Rock Harbor 

December 13 (MUB B1 & B2)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (MUB B1):  Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Sand Point Area Improvements

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (MUB B2):  International Senior Design – Panama


Job Postings: MDOT (transportation and structures)

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

This is 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

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

This position will complete/oversee a variety of assignments in one or more specialized areas of traffic engineering involving actions taken to reduce highway crashes.  This position will assist the Safety Data and Modeling Engineering Specialist in providing support to the Regions and TSCs in using software and tools associated with the department’s implementation of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and the supportive analytical tools (Safety Analyst, Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM), HSM Spreadsheets.

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

3. Transportation Engineer 9/10/P11
Perform transportation engineering functions as a professional in the specialized field of bridge load rating analysis.

Transportation Engineer 9/10/P11 Position Description


Internship: 3M

3M is seeking an Environmental Intern located in Maplewood, MN for summer 2019.   They are looking for junior (or higher) year students with an interest in environmental compliance, permitting, governance, and sustainability activities.  See description and link to apply below:
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Environmental Intern – Environment, Health, Safety, & Medical Department
3M is seeking an Environmental Intern located in Maplewood, MN for summer 2019. Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Assist in review of state and federal environmental reporting requirements;
  • Assist in evaluating environmental compliance requirements for 3M facilities;
  • Assist with environmental auditing;
  • Gather information about air, water and waste regulations for 3M facilities;
  • Develop training materials for specific regulations;
  • Deliver training on environmental topics;
  • Analyze environmental data and improve environmental compliance data systems or sustainability performance.
  • Assist with development or implementation of projects that contribute to 3M Sustainability Goals.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently pursing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Engineering discipline, Environmental Science, or a related field from an accredited university
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed at minimum your Junior year (6 semesters) by the start of the internship
  • Master’s and doctoral degree candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with the Microsoft suite of computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and database tools, development and manipulation.
  • Previous experience as a 3M Intern or Technical Aide OR internship with a manufacturing company
  • Skills include the ability to both work within a team and independently, good oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for learning
Students must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).