Author: Julie Ross

Career Services Post – Maximizing Your Time at Home

While social distancing does create challenges, Michigan Tech Career Services is reaching out to students to make sure their future is still bright.

Careers Services is now offering online career advising through Handshake. You can schedule an appointment here.

Students who need to turn in co-op paperwork may do so by email.

Handshake has consolidated all of its virtual career search blog resources for students on its new “Get Hired Remotely” landing page. Check it out to see some career tips.

Those interested in how they can up their career-search game while working remotely, are invited to attend one of two “Maximize Your Time at Home” virtual sessions.

The first session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (EDT) today (April 14). Register here. The session will be held via Zoom.

The second session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. (EDT) tomorrow (April 15) via Zoom. Register here.


Job Posting: GTEC (Traverse City, MI)

GTEC has an Engineer in Training position open in Traverse City, Michigan. They are looking for someone who is patient and able to be multi-dimensional. From geospatial acquisition to civil design to construction management, you will likely see it all. Also, they just purchased a Norbit Mulit-Beam Hydrographic Surveying Sonar, Hovermap Lidar Unit, and an American Drone.

Under the current circumstances they are having difficulty getting anyone to apply. GTEC doesn’t have any specific timeline, so are very open and flexible. Please contact Jon Arleth (contact info below) if you are interested.

Thanks for your time.

Jon J Arleth PE, PS

Project Engineer/Surveyor

T: 231.941.8505 | M: 231.632.9902 
jon.arleth@gtecusa.com
www.gtecusa.com


Event: World Water Day

For up to date information, eventbrite registration (FREE , not required), and zoom links, please visit this website: https://www.mtu.edu/greatlakes/about/world-water-day/   If you have any trouble connecting, feel free to call me at 906-369-1121. Your students may find the Youth Speaker especially engaging. There will be time for Q & A.

Monday, March 23, 4 pm EDT
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Joellen Russell
Virtual Viewing

Climate and the Deep Blue Sea

The ocean is changing rapidly, taking up heat and carbon that would otherwise be warming Michigan and Arizona and the rest of the globe. Come hear how University of Arizona oceanographer, Prof. Joellen Russell, is using robot floats and supercomputers to measure the ocean and predict future climate. 

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30 pm EDT
Youth Keynote Lecture by Sophia Kianni

Virtual Viewing

Climate Advocacy and Youth Leadership: If Adults Won’t Take Action to Protect Our Future, Youth Will”

Sign up on Eventbrite:

Youth speaker Sophia Kianni will also give her address about climate advocacy and her experiences as a youth leader by Zoom March 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Kianni is a youth climate activist based in Washington D.C., working  with Fridays for Future, This is Zero Hour and Extinction Rebellion as an international spokesperson. Kianni’s address will be recorded and captioned so that those who are unable to make the live event can watch it later.

Art Show   
The World Water Day 2020 art show features “Environmental Graphiti”—a series of digital paintings by Alisa Singer. Singer’s works were created to enhance public awareness of the science of climate change. Each of the 23 works of art is derived from a chart, graph, map, word or number relating to a key fact about climate change. Use the interactive campus map to take a virtual tour of the exhibit.  


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!

 


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: https://squareup.com/store/chi-epsilon-mtu-chapter

Any questions can be forwarded on to Alex Christmas at achristm@mtu.edu. Happy shopping!