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Application Process NOW OPEN for the MSES Annual Scholarship Program

MSES is proud to announce the opening of its Annual Scholarship Program available to undergraduate students pursuing a major/career in any Minnesota transportation infrastructure related field.  Financial awards for all winners will be applied to the 2020-2021 academic year. 

MSES Scholarship Program guidelines, qualifications, and timeline are available on mses.org here.

New this year, all applications must be submitted through the available online form at mses.org here by Monday, February 3, 2020.  

Schools are no longer required to collect applications or transcripts from students.  We appreciate your continued assistance in advertising this opportunity to your students and helping to coordinate dates/locations for on-campus interviews if applicable.

Scholarship awards are based on a two-round determination process – written application and interview.  

All written applications will be scored by MSES Scholarship Committee volunteers and top scoring applicants will be notified between February 17 – 21, 2020 to schedule an on-campus or online/phone interview between March 2 – 20, 2020

On-campus interviews will be held at the following schools as long as there are 5 qualified applicants per school:  University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Minnesota State University – Mankato, North Dakota State University, St. Cloud State University, University of St. Thomas.  If the schools listed do not have 5 qualified applicants, online/phone interviews will be scheduled instead.  Qualified students from other schools not listed will be asked to participate in an online/phone interview.

Scholarships of up to $2,000 will be awarded based on the cumulative score of the submitted application and interview.  

All MSES scholarship winners will be announced by April 13, 2020. 

Questions regarding scholarship guidelines, qualifications, timeline, submission process, and interviews may be directed to MSES Executive Director, Jennifer Dzioba at info@mses.org.


Michigan Section ITE Student Paper

Attached is the announcement from ITE for the Daniel Fambro Student paper award.  As part of that, the Michigan Section also has a student paper contest this year with an award of $500 for first place and $300 for second.  The rules for the Michigan award are the same as the National award.  The deadline for submission is March 1 for both. 

Submissions for the Michigan Award should be sent to Tim Haagsma at haagsma@kentcountyroads.net. To be eligible for the National award, papers should be submitted to David Addison at daddison@jmt.com

Please make sure that any submission follows the criteria for the Fambro award.


Job Posting: MDOT (Traffic Signing)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Traffic Signing) Field Services.

This position assists in coordinating and/or overseeing the development of traffic signing plans developed by the unit and consultants to ensure uniform and comprehensible visual systems for these devices.

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 engineering by May 31, 2020.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a registered professional engineer license as required by the State of Michigan may be substituted for 6 months of experience at the Transportation Engineer 9-12 levels. This substitution may only be used once for any employee for qualification of appointment or early reclassification.

You may view the job posting here: 

MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Traffic Signing) Field Services


Summer Internship Opportunity in Alaska

Coeur Alaska, Inc., a subsidiary of Coeur Mining, one of the world’s leading primary silver companies and a significant gold producer, is seeking a Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineer or Engineering Technology Intern for its Kensington underground gold mine.The Kensington mine and associated milling facilities are located within the Berners Bay Mining District on the east side of Lynn Canal about 45 miles north-northwest of Juneau, Alaska.

Kensington Mine Background Information: https://www.coeur.com/operations/mines/kensington-alaska/

Requirements:

The summer engineering intern will be responsible for projects underground, within the milling and water treatment operations, and on surface infrastructure; they will report directly to the engineering team. They will be expected to create solutions to existing challenges underground and on the surface to improve operational safety, environmental performance, and increase overall productivity of the mining and milling operations. The summer intern will be expected to manage all aspects of their project including: budget, scope, design verification, modeling, part procurement, and working with craftsmen to implement their project. 

Basic Qualifications:

Pursuing a degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering B.S. or Engineering Technology degree (ME, EE, CE, MET, EET)

Experience with CAD (NX, AutoCAD, Solidworks, or similar)

Project and teamwork experience

Ability to work safely and promote a safety mindset through design and action

Ability to work both independently and with a multidisciplinary team (engineers, miners, mechanics, electricians, geologists, safety coordinators, etc.)

Heavy industry or construction site work experience a plus

Team leadership experience a plus

Prefered Qualifications:

Mechanical: Experience with 3D modeling, drafting, designing for fabrication of metal structures, experience working with pumping and piping systems. Completed Coursework: Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics, Controls, Energy Lab

Electrical: Experience with low voltage distribution systems, ECAD, Industrial controls, PLCs, motor drives, instrumentation. Completed Coursework: Controls, Power Systems, Circuits, Electronics/Power Electronics,

Civil: Experience with concrete design, slab, embedment, water management, hydrology,

Project Management: Experience with project management: Budgeting, Scoping, timelines, resource management.

Interested?

Students must send a copy of their resume to Benjamin Holtz at bholtz@coeur.com


Scholarship Opportunity

MITA is offering financial support to individuals hoping to pursue a career in the heavy/highway construction industry.

Important dates:

January 2019: MITA begins accepting scholarship applications

April 12, 2019: Deadline for all applications to be received by MITA for consideration for the 2020-2021 academic year.

June 2019: Applicants receive letters thanking them for submitting applications to the MITA Scholarship Fund. The winner(s) of the scholarship will also be notified via letter at this time.

Contact Information: All applications may be mailed to the following address

MITA Attn: Mariam Robinson P.O. Box 1640 Okemos, MI 48805

MITA encourages the emailing of applications if the individual pieces of the application are attached as downloadable PDFs. 

If you have any questions regarding the MITA Scholarship Fund, please contact Mariam Robinson, MITA Director of Strategic Affairs, at mariamrobinson@thinkmita.org or call her at 517-347-8336.


Study Abroad Summer 2020: Germany

Upcoming info session for this summer’s Faculty Led Study Abroad program to Germany that will teach OSM3000 (Operations and Supply Chain Management) for 3 weeks, blending theory and practice for students.

Session Details: Monday 1/27 @ 5pm Academic Office Building (AOB) room 101  Pizza and Pop will be provided

Questions?   Please contact the faculty coordinator

Ulrich Schmelzle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management 
College of Business
schmelzle@mtu.edu


Summer Internship Opportunity in Michigan

Huron-Manistee National Forests has an opportunity for a civil or environmental engineering intern through GeoCorps for the summer of 2020. This position requires a minimum of one year of college within an engineering major, and there is potential for students to return to the internship in 2021 through a non-competitive hire.

For more information visit: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2607

Applications accepted until February 2, 2020

Start and end dates for the internship are flexible and can be adjusted to fit the students school schedule.


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.