Author: Julie Ross

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

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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:

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

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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!



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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!

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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!

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CEE Apparel Store is Open!

Attention MTU Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Students, Faculty and Alumni: the CEE Apparel Store is back open for two weeks only this fall, so get your orders in soon!

Before the store closes to new orders on November 30th, check out a selection of CEE-branded shirts, jackets and sweatshirts! Let everybody know that you’re a part of the best department on campus – many of the items are great outdoor wear or addition to business casual attire.

Shipping is available, as well as free local pickup on campus. Expected delivery in time for Christmas! 

Note: You can select between shipping or pickup on the “cart” page before you pay from the drop-down menu. If you select shipping, the store will follow through for your address and add a shipping charge. 

Proceeds from the store help fund many of the CEE department’s student organizations, including Steel Bridge, ASCE, Concrete Canoe, the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club, Engineers Without Borders, SEEn, and more!

Follow this link to head off to the store:

Any questions can be forwarded on to Alex Christmas at Happy shopping!

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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 (

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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

Application deadline December 2, 2019.

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