Day: October 30, 2019

Summer 2020: GenEd Camp held at the Ford Center

Want to spend your summer in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan? Want to also get some of your Gen Ed requirements done? Join us during Summer Track A 2020 where you will live and study at the historic Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan (~40 minutes from Houghton, MI). Open to all Michigan Tech undergraduates.
If you have any questions about the camp, please contact the GenEd Camp Director, Mickey Jarvi, PhD (mpjarvi@mtu.edu).

Student Design Competition on Engineering Innovation for Society

$10,000 prize to winning team, $4000 to second and $2000 to third place teams

Undergrad students interested in innovating new products/devices/solutions to real world problems of the disabled are encouraged to apply.

 Application period is from Friday Nov. 1 to Monday December 2, 2019. After that time, selected applicants will be invited to register. If interested, please apply at https://tinyurl.com/y66sm97n

Application deadline December 2, 2019.


Spring 2020: WANNA BE A HIGHWAY/RAILWAY ENGINEER

CEE 3490 (Intro to Rail Transportation (1 cr) 

Prereq for CEE 4404—RAILROAD ENGINEERING (offered Fall semesters)

Instructor: Dr. Pasi Lautala

FIRST STEP TOWARD THE ONLY MINOR IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION IN THE U.S.

ELEVATE YOUR RESUME WITH UNDERSTANDING OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION. SKILLS LOOKED AFTER BY:
• FREIGHT/PASSENGER RAILROADS
• STATE DOTS
• ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS
• MANUFACTURERS

Introduction to topics related to rail transportation and industry. Overview of North American passenger and freight railroads in the past and today, system components (railroad track, rolling stock, and signals/communications), organizations, careers and safety, and technology and sustainability.

“I encourage anyone looking for “something different” to look into a railroad career. It is a thriving industry, and many opportunities exist in all different career paths all around the country,” – Amanda DeCesare, Michigan Tech Alum, Project Manager – Public Projects, CSX Transportation

CEE 4407/5417 (Transportation Design (4 cr)

Instructor: Dr. Pasi Lautala

LEARN THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF HIGHWAY/RAILWAY DESIGN

CREATE YOUR OWN GEOMETRIES & COST ESTIMATES

LEARN STANDARD INDUSTRY TOOLS (MICROSTATION AND GEOPAK)

LEARN HOW TO USE STATE DOT/INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Introduction to computer aided geometric design of highways and railways.  Covers design principles and use of standards for horizontal and vertical alignments and cross sections, including road intersections, railway turnouts and grade crossings. Students develop engineering drawings and related cost estimates for road/rail project


Spring 2020: FW5110 Climate Change and Management

We have some outreach items for the FW5110 Special Topics class, Climate Change and Management in Great lakes Forested Ecosystems, to share with you.  I’ve attached a flyer about the course, which also includes a link to a webpage with more information (https://forestadaptation.org/fw5510).
This class provides an overview of climate science, effects on forested ecosystems, and adaptation options for natural resource management in the Great Lakes region.  The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science climate adaptation framework will be used to develop climate change adaptation plans for real-world forested ecosystems, and you will learn how to communicate these climate change projects and plans with others.
Thanks so much,
Kailey Marcinkowski