Month: December 2019

CEE Senior Design Colloquium – Dec 10 & 12

Civil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design Colloquium

December 10 and 12, 2019

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2019 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 2019)

December 10 (Dillman 214)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Dillman 214): 

  • International Senior Design—Panama
  • MTU Facilities Management Proposed Parking Lot, Retaining Wall, and Detention Project

December 12 (Dillman 202 & Dillman 214)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Dillman 202):  

  • Reconstruction of US-41 from south (east) of MacInnes Drive to Isle Royale St in the City of Houghton (MDOT)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Dillman 214):  

  • I94/US 31 Interchange & I94 Reconstruction


NSF REU program: UC San Diego Structural Engineering Department

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program on “Designing for Safety and Safety by Design”. This eight-week summer program hosted at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA) aims to immerse students in a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the field of engineered structures. Students will work in pairs and under the guidance of student and faculty mentors to tackle problems related to the design, analysis, modeling, monitoring, maintenance, and sustainment of aerospace, civil, marine, and mechanical structures. During their research tenure at UC San Diego, students will receive professional training, graduate school preparation, and engage in social activities. Students will receive a stipend of $4,000, and housing, meals, and round-trip travel will also be covered.

We encourage all eligible students (U.S. citizens and permanent resident undergraduate students at all stages with a GPA of >3.0) to apply before January 15, 2020. More information about the Program and how to apply can be found here: https://armor.eng.ucsd.edu/apply/reu

Chuck Farrar

Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow

Engineering Institute Leader

MS T-001

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, NM 87545

Ph: 505-665-0860

Cell: 505-500-7302

farrar@lanl.gov


Construction Internship! | Next Step Ministries

Next Step Ministries are still hiring for Summer 2020!  They have a few key positions yet to fill on their construction teams.   
This is a valuable, hands-on opportunity to lead community-focused building projects for hundreds of volunteers throughout nine week-long mission trips. Your students would be directly involved in each aspect of construction, including: on-site leadership, planning, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and management.
This is not an office internship – your students will be overseeing energetic, professional construction worksite experiences for volunteers that greatly benefit the community, all while developing their individual skills.
 
Additional Information:
Find out more: Life-changing internship

Would you be willing to pass this update along to your students? Thanks much!

Marissa

 


General Meeting: Structural Engineering Institute

We are excited to announce our info sessions for next semester’s spaghetti bridge competition!
Rules will be presented along with the logistics of the competition. Spaghetti dinner will be provided.
They will be Wednesday (12/4) and Thursday (12/5) from 5-6pm in Dillman 202.
We hope to see you there!


Innovative Global Solutions Brainstorming Event

Effective brainstorming practices are critical to a project’s success. Join our enterprise as we determine our new project, and be a part of the brainstorming process to solve serious issues affecting developing countries.
Innovative Global Solutions is having an open brainstorming session this Wednesday, Dec 4th from 5-7 pm in the Makerspace (bottom of the MUB). Pizza will be provided!


MDOT is currently seeking a Innovation Design Squad

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Innovation Design Squad – Transportation Engineer 9-P11 Bureau of Development.

This position assists in the testing of improvements to the project development process and automation efforts in a learning capacity as the department moves toward the adoption of Civil Integrated Management (CIM) as part of the Innovation Design Squad (IDS). Employee will also, at the training level, perform or participate in a variety of professional engineering responsibilities involving the development of road design activities, contract documents, 3D models and training for the Unit assigned projects or initiatives.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Innovation Design Squad – Transportation Engineer 9-P11 Bureau of Development


MDOT Civil Engineering Job Opportunities

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Design Engineer) Bay Region.

This is an entry/intermediate/experienced level employee performing 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, OpenRoads, ProjectWise, AASHTOWARE) conforming to MDOT and AASHTO design standards.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Design Engineer) Bay Region


The Federal Highway Administration is recruiting Civil Engineers (Structural) for the Professional Development Program!

The Federal Highway Administration is calling Fall 2019 and recent graduates to come join the team! The Professional Development Program is a 24-month entry-level program that provides on-the-job training, developmental assignments, and a leadership skills academy.

More information and how to apply can be found here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551881800


NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 NSF Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program on “Designing for Safety and Safety by Design”. This eight-week summer program hosted at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA) aims to immerse students in a highly interdisciplinary research environment in the field of engineered structures.
More information about the Program and how to apply can be found here: https://armor.eng.ucsd.edu/apply/reu