Author: Julie Ross

ITE Michigan – Young Professional Committee (YPC) “Virtual Lunch and Learn”

ITE Michigan – Young Professional Committee (YPC) “Virtual Lunch and Learn” Webinar Series

The YPC is proud to announce we will be hosting our first Virtual Lunch and Learn of our Webinar Series. This is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to connect with experience professionals and learn a little more about how our profession works.  If you have any questions or if you would like to present a topic in the future, please contact the YPC Committee Chair Cole Villalobos at Cvillalobos@hrcengr.com. Hope to see you all there.

YPC Lunch and Learn Presentation – September 22

How MDOT Operations Projects are Selected – presented by John Engle, P.E.

Have you ever wondered about the process of how MDOT operational improvement projects are selected?  Have you ever wondered what a funding template is, or what process MDOT follows in selecting operational improvements on its highway network?  This Virtual Lunch and Learn discussion, geared toward young professionals, will be led by John Engle, P.E. of the Michigan DOT, and he will help answer these questions as well as provide some practical commentary on how MDOT’s Operations Template selects and funds projects.  The one-hour session is free to attend, and will take place September 22, 2021, from 11am-Noon.

To register for the YPC September 22 presentation, please use the link below. 

https://forms.gle/wunPdZXdV6EjTxiq9


NEED: K-6 After School STEM Instructors

The MTU Center for Science & Environmental Outreach provides after school STEM classes for students at Baraga Elementary and CJ Sullivan Elementary School (L’Anse). Classes are once per week for one hour between 4-6 pm. They may be virtual or in-person. The Center has lots of lessons already to go that an instructor just has to organize supplies for. Classes begin week of Sept. 13

The Center also conducts 1.5-2 hour science field trips during the school day for K-8 classes, which usually take place at their schools. There are already lessons prepared and supply kits ready to go. You can choose times to fit your schedule.

You must have your own car.  If you’re interested, please complete this online application

Feel free to contact Joan Chadde (jchadde@mtu.edu) with any questions. The supply kits are stored in the forestry building, rather than GLRC, for easy access. We would have a short training with all interested instructors first.


Evening with Industry

The Society of Women Engineers would like to invite you, any student, to Evening with Industry, our annual industry networking dinner with the largest number of company representatives present together outside of a Career Fair. We have multiple employers who are hiring civil and environmental engineers.

The Evening with Industry event will be held virtually at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, September 21st. The link to student registration, which closes on September 14th, can be found here: http://www.mtuswe.com/ewifor-students. Again, the event is free to all students regardless of gender. We even have a referral contest going for students who encourage their friends to sign up, so be sure to tell your colleagues- you might even win something! With questions, please email sweewi@mtu.edu.

Evening with Industry Info


Scholarship: Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

Each year the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers awards up to five scholarships of at least $2,000.  These scholarships are a one-year grant for direct educational expenses.  Students may re-apply in subsequent years.

Please share the following scholarship opportunities with undergraduate students pursuing an education in a field of study that will open opportunities to work in the crushed stone, sand, gravel, and industrial mineral mining industry in Illinois or a career teaching Earth Science or Geology.  More information, including scholarship requirements and an online application, can be found at https://www.iaap-aggregates.org/education-foundation-scholarship.html.

Education Foundation Scholarship

(apply online)

This scholarship supports students learning and training to be the next generation of professionals in the industry.  Applicant must be majoring, or intends to major, in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in the aggregates industry such as (but not limited to):

  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Geological Engineering
  • Mineral Science
  • Mining Engineering

Joanne Kluessendorf Memorial Scholarship

(apply online)

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the education of individuals seeking a career in teaching Earth Science or Geology to students or the general public. Applicant must be majoring, or intends to major, in a curriculum which will be compatible with a career in education.  Possible areas of study may include Earth Science, Geology, Environmental Science, or Natural History Museum Programs.

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Description automatically generatedLearn more about careers in the industry by visiting letsrockillinois.com

Feel free to reach out to the IAAP office if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Jodi CroweOffice Manager

Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers

1115 S. 2nd Street | Springfield, IL 62704

217.241.1639 Office | 217.241.1641 Fax

jodi@iaap-aggregates.org


Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors

The Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors is currently looking for new members!

Our mission is that through communication and leadership, we strive to become well-rounded engineers by motivating the next generation to improve our world. As part of our program, you will get to:

·       Create and present your own STEM topic to a real audience!

·       Conduct hands-on activities to reinforce your topic principles!

·       Excite and inspire middle and high school students to pursue STEM careers!

·       Improve your resume with this outreach experience!

Find out more about us at our INFORMATION SESSION on THURSDAY September 9th at 6:00 PM in FISHER 129. First general meeting is on Thursday September 16th at 6:00 PM in Fisher 129.

Contact group leader Brittney Duford (bkduford@mtu.edu) advisor Jaclyn Johnson at jenesbit@mtu.edu or Nancy Barr at nbbarr@mtu.edu to be added to the email list or with any questions. We hope you’ll join us!