Day: January 17, 2020

Info Session: The GREEN Program

The GREEN Program (TGP) is an award-winning experiential education program for young leaders in sustainable development. Created for students, by students, TGP has introduced a new model for education abroad driven by a desire to provide purposeful, hands-on industry exposure at a fraction of the time and cost of semester-long abroad programs.

At the info session, you will learn about TGP’s program destinations, career-focused model, academic credit, program outcomes, adventure excursions, exclusive alumni benefits, and hear from an emerging leader like you about her experience abroad with TGP first-hand.

RSVP here!

If you can’t make the info session, please contact Lauren at lauren@thegreenprogram.com directly for more information. 


Pavlis Honors College Husky Innovate News & Events

Husky Innovate Promote Your Innovation with Social Media deadline to apply 1/14/2020

Billions of dollars have been raised worldwide through crowdfunding.  Consequently crowdfunding has gained popularity as an alternative way to finance innovations and entrepreneurial efforts.  Typically we think of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Rockethub; but did you know that Michigan Tech hosts its own crowdfunding platform called Superior Ideas to recruit funding for projects at the University?  Each year, in partnership with Husky Innovate, Superior Ideas hosts the Rekhi Innovation Challenge, a crowdfunding competition in which the winner receives awards including a match of up to $1,000 of the funds raised on the platform. This year’s project submission deadline is midnight January 22 (email Natasha Chopp, nichopp@mtu.edu to apply).   Those who are interested in getting prepped for the Rekhi Innovation challenge and other crowdfunding opportunities should not miss this workshop on January 15, 2020.  Register at http://bit.ly/socialmediacrowdfundingworkshop


Husky Innovate Speaker Series – Networking Talk with Darnishia Slade deadline to register 1/17/2019

Come join us on January 21st for an interactive talk with Darnishia Slade of the Pavlis Honors College.  Dar will reframe networking as an activity to learn, share, and connect professionally and not just a sales pitch about oneself.  Dar will lead us through icebreaker activities, tips, and natural approaches to make key professional connections and build your network.  She will discuss misconceptions about networking and lead us through a networking activity.  This talk is scheduled before Career Dayto give students a chance to practice and develop their everyday networking skills but these skills are applicable in many situations.  Register here – http://bit.ly/HISpeakerSeriesDarSlade


Rekhi Innovation Challenge (see above) deadline to apply 1/22/20 at Midnight (email Natasha Chopp, nichopp@mtu.edu to apply) Voting commences 2/1-29/20.


Husky Innovate Bob Mark Pitch Competition deadline to apply 1/24/2020

If you want to present at the Bob Mark Business Model Boot Camp on January 29th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Atrium of the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building. The deadline to register is January 24th. Priority will be given to student contestants who have gone through either I-Corps or the Business Model Boot Camp. Register for the Bob Mark Competition at http://bit.ly/BobMarkBusinessModelPitchCompetition. Thousands of dollars worth of cash prizes will be awarded to top winners.

Husky Innovate Silicon Valley Experience deadline to apply 2/10/2020

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Technological University Silicon Valley Experience, a Spring Break immersive tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field. The deadline to apply is February 10th, 2020.  The application form can be found at SVE Experience 2020 Application. Up to sixteen students will be guaranteed a slot on the trip. Priority will be given to students who have been previously engaged with innovation and entrepreneurship and articulate continued engagement on their application. Major funding for this trip is provided by the 14 Floors alumni group.  Husky Innovate – a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business, and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization is co-hosting this with 14 Floors.  

Silicon Valley is known for its technology breakthroughs, high-tech startups, innovative companies and Fortune 1000 companies.  Its innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem including culture, policies, talent, resources, and networks serve as inspiration for students.

The Silicon Valley Experience will showcase multiple perspectives of a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and business leaders. This tour will provide an interactive opportunity for students to discover more about a variety of industry settings, to sample various innovative corporate cultures through tours and presentations, and to meet and talk with successful alumni entrepreneurs.  

Students who apply and are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, as well as the Michigan Tech alumni startup company Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, ground transportation to and from toured companies and some food will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel. As part of the student application, students will create a 2-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the Michigan Technological University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship.


Engineering Intern Opportunities

Job Title Engineering Interns

Salary $18.80 – $26.42 Hourly

Job Type Internship

Location Multiple locations statewide

The Opportunity
WSDOT has several exciting engineering internships available this summer throughout the state. These are unique opportunities for currently enrolled students looking to apply their classroom training to real world scenarios. The Transportation Engineer (TE) internships provide the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the practical application of engineering procedures, concepts, and techniques in an on-the-job environment.

See link for more information, including details on how to apply: Engineering Interns


Job Posting: MDOT (Newberry TSC)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Newberry TSC).

This position functions as a multi-disciplinary senior-level worker responsible for work assignments in the areas of traffic/safety, utilities and permit coordination, work zone safety and mobility, traffic signal monitoring and recommendations, and safety program coordination.  This position utilizes Region and Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff, contract agencies, direct maintenance crews, contractors and other resources to accomplish safe and efficient movement of persons and goods on the state trunkline system within the TSC.  Responsibilities also include providing technical advice and consultation to utilities, the TSC’s permit agent, contractors, and other customers for timely completion of permit work and utility relocation activities in the area.  This position acts as a liaison between MDOT and utility companies/agencies during the design and construction phases and is responsible for recommending final sign-off on plans for approval and utility clearance.  This position requires meeting tight deadlines and resolving issues to ensure the successful implementation and operation of MDOT services and products.  Successful and continuing customer contact is a requirement fo this position.  This position maintains project records, communications and other relevant project information regarding utility and permit operations.

Education

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Note:  We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor of science degree in engineer by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Newberry TSC)


Undergraduate Research Volunteers Needed

Researchers at Michigan Tech University are seeking young adults to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of lighting conditions on balance recovery. We seek individuals 18-40 years old who do not currently have any musculoskeletal disorders or injuries, history of traumatic injuries, or have any vestibular or neurological disorders that affect your balance. For this study, individuals will be asked to perform a series of trials that will challenge their balance in three different lighting environments. During these trials you will wear sensors that will measure your movement. Results from this study allows researchers and clinical practitioners ways to improve the avoidance of falls. 


You will be excluded from this study if you:

  • Are not between the ages of 18-40 years old
  • Are currently diagnosed with a musculoskeletal disorder or injury
  • Has been or is diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury
  • Has been or is diagnosed with vestibular or neurological disorders that affect balance

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact Jessica Pitts at jpitts@mtu.edu or Adison Cook at accook@mtu.edu.


NASA DEVELOP National Program: Informational Webinars

There will be two webinars this month in an effort to provide information about the internship program and how potential candidates can apply.

DEVELOP addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. Teams of DEVELOP participants partner with decision makers to conduct rapid feasibility projects that highlight relevant applications of Earth observing missions, cultivate advanced skills, and increase understanding of NASA Earth science data and technology.

DEVELOP employs participants during 3, 10-week long terms throughout the year to address these challenges through organized partner projects.  There are 11 locations an applicant can apply to, depending on what location the applicant would like to be considered for. Each location has specific projects Participants work on as a team during the 10-week term.  Participants are classified as part-time temporary employees and work an average of 20-29 hours per week.  Salary is determined by location and education.

To apply visit: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/apply.php