Author: Julie Ross

Enterprise Day 2020

Are you interested in learning more about Enterprise at Michigan Tech? Maybe you are thinking about joining Enterprise, but are not sure which team is right for you? Learn more by talking with program staff and students from various Enterprise teams, all in one place!

Participants are able to visit in-person and virtually with teams between 6:00-6:45 PM and 7:15-8:00 PM. During those times, participants may move between multiple rooms to ask questions, check out current projects, and network with team representatives. Learn more about each team below, and come prepared to have fun and learn about Enterprise.


It is a great way to gain experiential learning, build your resume and learn valuable skills about leading and working in teams while earning academic credit for your “capstone” or electives.


Next Mon, Oct 19th, consider attending Enterprise Day (in person or virtually)

Find out more here…
https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/involved/enterprise-day/


Study in Ireland Summer 2021 – Information Session Tuesday, October 13th 5-6 p.m.

Interested in studying Irish literature, language and music in Ireland? Here’s your chance!
There will be an information session for anyone interested in studying in Ireland (and who wouldn’t?!?!) on Tuesday, October 13th from 5-6 p.m. 


Highlights include:
Irish language study in the Aran Islands

  • Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Galway
  • Irish pub music sessions
  • The Abbey Theater
  • The Book of Kells
  • The Dingle Peninsula and more!

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You can use the registration link to sign up and you will be provided with a Zoom link.
If you can’t make the session on the 13th, there will be a second session on October 28th at 12:00.

Ireland 2021 flyer Information Sessions


Please feel free to contact me with questions!

Libby Meyer, DMA Pronouns: she, her, hers
Senior Lecturer, Music Theory and Composition Director, Music Composition Program


Sustainable Living Webinar Series

Since we are unable to open the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) to the public this semester, we are bringing our house and all of its sustainable systems to you!  You are invited to join us for a series of webinars centered around various aspects of sustainable living:


Tuesday, October 20th: Harnessing Solar Energy for Your Home & Vehicle (6-7pm)

Learn how to size a solar array for your home!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/81873803467


Wednesday, October 21st: Bite Down on Emissions by Changing Your Diet (6-7pm)

Learn how to save 700 kg of CO2 emissions per year by changing what you eat!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89733696370

Thursday, October 22nd: Striving for a Zero-Waste Lifestyle (6-7pm)

Learn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84239350917

Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar links!  

You won’t want to miss out on these talks:

  • View live demos of the MTU SDH sustainable systems
  • Gain access to valuable tools & resources
  • Learn practical and efficient ways to reduce your impact right now

Please email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!


New Systems Engineering Student Org

Michigan Tech has a new professional engineering organization on campus, MTSEA (Michigan Tech Systems Engineering Association). 


All majors are welcome. The student organization has two upcoming events. Details about the events and contact info are in the email attached below.- Social Event – Tuesday October 12th from 5-6:30pm, Walker Lawn – General Meeting with Ford Senior Technical Lead – October 20th at 7pm, Zoom meeting   + https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/82197730824


If students have questions about how a Systems Engineering Minor will fit with their degree, please contact Amy Monte at efadvise@mtu.edu.


Scholarship: OHM Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Woman or minority as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Program (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Multi-racial)
  • Open to high school seniors through college juniors
  • Must be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a STEM Program or other related field of practice at OHM Advisors the following academic year
  • Cumulative average grade of a B (3.0 GPA) at the time of application is beneficial but not mandatory

Scholarship Award

  • $1,000 educational scholarship
  • Number of scholarships awarded varies based on the number of applicants 
  • Special consideration is given to applicants living near an OHM Advisors office location
  • Previous winners may reapply!
  • DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30

https://www.ohm-advisors.com/ohm-advisors-diversity-scholarship


Join us for the Global and Community Engagement Conference

The Global and Community Engagement Conference (formerly D80) is a dialogue and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. Traditionally, it’s a one-day conference featuring multiple in-person panels. This year, the conference will be delivered in multiple formats, including a lecture series, a Rozsa gallery exhibit, a walking tour, and a series of online interviews with changemakers around the Michigan Tech community.

This year’s theme is “The Pursuit of Social Equality and Representation,” and features keynote speaker Dr. Meghan L.E. Kirkwood. Kirkwood is an assistant professor of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches photography. Kirkwood’s photography interests concentrate on landscape photography and the ways artistic representations of land help generate and sustain values and attitudes toward the natural environment. In tandem with her studio practice.

Student session: “The Importance of Community Discovery & Obligation: Strategies for Successful Project, Service Learning and Global Experiences,” to be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.

When do you immerse yourself fully into a service learning project or global experience? When do you maintain a respectful distance? How do you respect the culture of the community you’re engaging with? This session is designed for student leaders who want to learn strategies to understanding their roles and thoughtfully prepare for engagement opportunities.   

Campus Lunch and Learn: “The Pursuit of Social Equity & Representation: Impacting Classroom and Student Engagement,” to be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from noon-1 p.m..

During a time of national and global uncertainty, it’s important to explore how our interactions with students impact their Michigan Tech experiences. Dr. Kirkwood will discuss the value of presenting diverse narratives while remaining mindful of the unique viewpoints of our students.

Online Gallery Talk: “Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood” to be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood features a collection of silver gelatin and inkjet photographs made as part of a documentary project about modern Mongolia and its capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Kirkwood’s images of modern Mongolia capture the unique and storied history of its capital city, and its transition through economic and cultural change – and the rich and thriving culture that animates this young Asian nation.

Learn more about the conference, or register for sessions with keynote Dr. Meghan Kirkwood

We hope to see you there,
The Global and Community Engagement Conference team

In collaboration with the Pavlis Honors College/Visual and Performing Arts/D80 Conference, this program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


Job Posting: US Forest Service

With implementation of The Great American Outdoors Act, the National Forest System is poised to address decades of backlogged road, trail, and facility maintenance. What an exciting time! Acknowledging that experienced Civil Engineering Technicians are in high demand, the Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest will soon be advertising a career ladder position that promises to be a rewarding experience for anyone who enjoys helping the public access and experience their national forests and has an appetite to learn new skills and grow into a very valuable agency role. We will also certainly entertain interest from anyone who is practiced in performing these duties!

Additional information is provided in the attached outreach. Those interested in the position should complete the outreach response form and return it by October 11, 2020 per the instructions found on the form. For questions about the responsibilities associated with the position, the community, or the Forest, please either call my cell phone, 606-548-2019, or send me an e-mail, jon.kazmierski@usda.gov.

Civil Engineering Technician Job Posting
Jonathan Kazmierski
District Ranger

Forest Service
Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Ranger District
p: 606-784-6428, ext. 100
c: 606-548-2019
f: 606-784-6435
jon.kazmierski@usda.gov

2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY  40351
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

Job Posting: Permasteelisa North America (Career Fair)

Permasteelisa North America will be at tomorrow’s Virtual Career Fair. Tech’s Career Fair is always one of their favorites to attend and they have had great success in the past hiring alumni. 

As a company, they design, engineer, and build the facades of incredible buildings throughout the world! More info can be found on their website (www.permasteelisagroup.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/permasteelisagroup), along with some attached photos. They are hiring for Full-Time and Interns in Structural Engineering and Construction Management. 


Jacob Clark

BS Civil Engineering ’12

MS Civil Engineering ’13


Job Posting: MDOT

MDOT is hiring!

Learn more at Oct. 6 virtual career fair

Fast facts:

September 22, 2020 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a virtual career fair 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, to help fill a number of seasonal and permanent positions.

MDOT has partnered with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to give prospective candidates a chance to engage with MDOT staff, ask questions, and learn about current and future career opportunities through chat and video conversations.

The department is currently in need of more than 100 limited-term, winter maintenance workers in all regions of the state. The minimum requirement for these positions is a valid Michigan Class B CDL. All other training will be provided. This is a great entry point into the department and could lead to future full-time opportunities.

Other available positions include electricians, internships (including veterans, engineering, and Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program positions), transportation engineers, transportation maintenance workers (seasonal and full-time), transportation planners, transportation technicians, and other skilled trades and professional positions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to look over current positions as new ones are being posted each day at www.Michigan.gov/MDOTJobs. The virtual career fair is open to all experience levels. Hiring requirements are based upon the individual position.

For more information, contact MDOT Workforce Programs and Recruitment Unit Manager James Fults at MDOT-Recruitment@Michigan.gov.