Month: February 2019

2019 Transportation Careers Night (2/20)

You are hereby invited to our 2019 Transportation Careers Night, taking place from 6-8pm in the Library, after Career Fair! Want to spend more quality time with company representatives? Want to get beyond elevator pitches? This is the place for you!
Our business-casual, no-tie event will include refreshments and transportation industry representatives looking to fill positions, both full-time and internships. Companies including Canadian National, Remprex, Quandel Consultants, Pettibone Traverse-Lift and probably more!
What: Transportation Careers Night
Where: Library Reading Room, 1st Floor
When: Wed Feb 20 at 6pm
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Scholarship: Upper Peninsula Road Builders

The Upper Peninsula Road Builders are an association of the fifteen Upper Peninsula County Road Commissions. Since 1967 the Upper Peninsula Road Builders have been providing scholarships and other financial support to Michigan Technological University Engineering and Surveying students. Upper Peninsula Road Builders members work in conjunction with the Upper Peninsula Distributors Association to sponsor events and solicit personal donations which fund this family of scholarships.

The Upper Peninsula Road Builders family of scholarships is comprised of the following three scholarships:
Upper Peninsula Road Builders Endowed Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship provides three to eleven $1000 scholarships per year to undergraduate civil engineering students who are in their 5th year of study. To be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Civil Engineering
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Senior status with preference given to students who are in their 5th year of study (beyond 8 semesters of college education).
  • Financial need is not a primary requirement but will be considered.
Joseph H. Meagher Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to undergraduate civil engineering students who are in their 5th year of study.
  • Enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Civil Engineering
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Senior status with p reference given to students who are in their 5th year of study (beyond 8 semesters of college education).
  • Financial need is not a primary requirement but will be considered.
Richard C. Mertz Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship provides a $500 scholarship to undergraduate junior or senior student majoring in Surveying who is also a Michigan resident.
  • Enrolled at Michigan Tech in the bachelor’s degree program for Survey Engineering
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Junior or Senior status.(a 3rd or 4 th year student is eligible for the award)
  • Financial need is not a primary requirement but will be considered.
  • State of Michigan resident.
Michigan Tech students working as interns for Upper Peninsula Road Commissions are eligible for a $500 Intern Scholarship. Students must be recommended by their supervisor to be considered for this award.
Scholarship Applications (Click Here) must be received by May 3rd 2019 at 5:00 PM. The scholarship board of directors will make recommendation for award to the Michigan Tech Financial Aid Office by May 17th for these scholarships. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:
Tim Colling, PhD., P.E.
Michigan Tech University
309 Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone 906-487-2102
Fax: 906-487-3409


Scholarship: Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

Title: Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2019/2020 school year and have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2019/2020 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.

Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2020 will be eligible for the 2019 scholarship.

Minimum Criteria – Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor.

Basis for Award – The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines:

o Academic Scholarship

o Financial Need

o Work Experience/Activities

o Essay

Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July 2019.

Link to more info: https://damsafety.org/apply-scholarship

Link to Scholarship Application: https://damsafety.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/files/ASDSOscholarship2019_20.pdf


Scholarship: Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society

MSES is proud to announce its annual scholarship program available to college students pursuing a major/career in a transportation related field.  The current application available at mses.org here is due Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and is required for all awards to be granted for the 2019-2020 academic school year.  Applications may be submitted through the available online form at mses.org or downloaded via fillable PDFand e-mailed to info@mses.org.

MSES Scholarship Program qualifications, requirements, andguidelines are also available through mses.org here.  Questions regarding scholarship qualifications and the submission process may be directed to MSES Executive Director, Jennifer Dzioba at info@mses.org.

Following receipt of the written application, all applicants will be required to participate in a scheduled interview between February 25, 2019 – March 7, 2019.

MSES Core School applicants (UM-Twin Cities, UM-Duluth, MN State-Mankato, NDSU, St. Cloud State) will participate via in-person interviews. MSES At-Large School applicants (Iowa State, Michigan Tech, SD School of Mines/Tech, University of Iowa, University of North Dakota, UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, University of St. Thomas) will participate via online interviews.

Questions regarding interviews and scheduling may be directed to MSES Scholarship Chair, Jason Sprague at jsprague.email@gmail.com

MSES scholarship committee volunteers are excited to meet with your students and look forward to granting many awards as we continue to partner together in building tomorrow’s transportation leaders!

2019 MSES Scholarship Application Fillable

Jennifer Dzioba | Executive Director

Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society

PO Box 283 | Hudson, WI 54016

Main 651.560.5993 | Cell 651.334.2503

info@mses.org | www.mses.org


Scholarship: WI Section of American Water Works Association (WIAWWA)

Scholarship Applications

Click here for the Scholarship Application Form

Purpose

The Wisconsin Section of AWWA Young Professionals Committee is excited to announce that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2019 scholarship program.  The WIAWWA Scholarship was created by WIAWWA’s Young Professional Committee to encourage and support: 1) outstanding individuals pursuing a degree or training in the field of drinking water supply and treatment, and 2) children of WIAWWA members.

While categories 1, 2 and 3 remain popular scholarships for full time students, categories A and B have been created to assist WIAWWA professionals pursuing further education. We are especially excited to announce the category B One AWWA Operator Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible by the AWWA providing annual matching funds to the state organization.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must submit:

  •    Application form.
  •    Proposed curriculum of study (i.e., list of courses that have been or will be taken during the   course of the pursued curriculum).
  •  Two letters of recommendation/reference, with at least one being an educational or professional reference.
  • One page essay of educational plans and career objectives (all categories). For Category 1, 2 and 4 applicants, the one page essay should also demonstrate or declare an interest in the drinking water supply field (especially in Wisconsin – see WIAWWA Mission Statement).
  • One page resume that includes all schools, colleges and universities attended; dates, major/fields of study, grade point average, degrees received, work experience, civic work, and extracurricular activities.
  • Unofficial transcripts.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligibility Categories

Category 1 – University Student

  • Enrolled full time in a university or college fall 2019 semester.
  • Pursuing a degree relevant to the drinking water supply field.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application.
  • Have not received WIAWWA (or WWA) scholarship previously in this category.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin resident.
  • Additional consideration will be given to student members of WIAWWA/AWWA.

Time Schedule

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 26, 2019.  The scholarship recipients will be notified by May 24, 2019, and will be publicly recognized at the 2019 WIAWWA Annual Conference held on September 11 – 13, 2019 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison


Scholarships: Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF)

MTSF is awarding two scholarship opportunities for the Spring 2019 Semester!
 
  • The Working Students Award is a $1000 scholarship presented to four full time students (12+ credit hours) who work an average of at least ten hours a week.  This scholarship is open to Undergraduate Students not graduating in May of 2019 and applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be considered for this award.

The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sjji3Kh-87P-RonanDJLagTUAHujkEpxK65TtpyYSEM/edit?usp=sharing
 
  • The Students Helping Students Scholarship will provide one $2000, two $1000, and one $500 awards.  This scholarship is open to Undergraduate Students not graduating in May of 2019.  There is no minimum GPA requirement for this award!
The scholarship information and application can be found at the following link:


Scholarship: Engineering Society of Detroit

ESD established a $1,000 award to recognize undergraduate student(s) who best distinguishes themselves in the engineering and scientific communities. The award will be presented at the Society’s annual awards program held in June.  Each applicant is requested to supply information about his or her academic background, extra-curricular activities and work experience.  All applicants will receive a one-year complimentary Student Membership in The Engineering Society of Detroit.

Applications due February 20, 2019

Download Application Form: Click Here


Job Posting (Internship): MnDOT

MnDOT is currently accepting applications for Student Worker Paraprofessionals for the 2019 Summer season.   Attached, please find information on how to apply online and a copy of the job posting.  Applications will be accepted through 02/28/2019.

Candidates must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in the Civil Technology Program or Civil Engineering Program with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Interested applicants should go to:  www.mn.gov/careers and search on Job ID# 29708

External Candidate – Resume Help 2016

RS 29708 – SWPP Summer 2019


World Water Day Poster Competition

The Great Lakes Research Center invites graduate and undergraduate students to participate in this year’s World Water Day Poster Competition.  This year’s theme is Leaving No One Behind – Human Rights: Near & Far.
 
Cash awards will be presented in 2 prize categories:
  Original Research: presentation of thesis or project research involving any aspect of water
  Coursework/Informational: presentation of coursework or literature based research. Extra points are awarded for Coursework/Information posters that incorporate the WWD theme. Posters in this category can be submitted by individuals or groups and as course assignments.
Format of the Poster session:
1) Poster Registrations will be accepted through Monday, March 18.  Email the registration form to glrcadmin-l@mtu.edu.
2) PowerPoint versions of each poster will be emailed to glrcadmin-l@mtu.edu by midnight on Thursday, March 21.
3) Posters and oral presentations will be evaluated on Monday, March 25.
     Evaluations:  oral presentations of each poster (displayed by PowerPoint) will be evaluated by a panel of 3 faculty judges in the Dow 8th floor conference rooms between noon and 2:00 pm
     Poster Displays: Posters will be on display in the MUB Ballroom from 1:00 – 6:00.  Students are expected to be near the posters for informal discussions between 2:30 and 4:00 pm.  The World Water Day keynote lecture immediately follows the Poster Session.
Additional World Water Day events:
1) Art Show: Wilderness, in the Great Lakes Research Center (March 21 – June 14)
2) Green Film: Marathon for Justice, Wednesday, March 20 in Forestry G002
3) At 4:00 on March 25th in the MUB Ballroom, The World Water Day lecture “Mapping the Water Crisis of Unaffordability”by Monica Lewis-Patrick from We the People of Detroit will be preceded by the Welcome to Traditional Homelands by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Woodland Singers from the Ojibwe and Menominee Nations. The lecture will be followed by an open reception.  Poster Awards will be announced at the lecture.
4) WWD Panel Discussion and Art Recognition Reception will be held on Tuesday, March 26 in GLRC 202. A concluding ceremony with the Woodland Singers will close the World Water Day events.
Please check our World Water Day webpage for an updated schedule of activities or email me with any questions (glrcadmin-l@mtu.edu or cjasiala@mtu.edu):   https://www.mtu.edu/greatlakes/about/world-water-day/