Category: Advising Information

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 (mpjarvi@mtu.edu).

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Spring 2020: WANNA BE A HIGHWAY/RAILWAY ENGINEER

CEE 3490 (Intro to Rail Transportation (1 cr) 

Prereq for CEE 4404—RAILROAD ENGINEERING (offered Fall semesters)

Instructor: Dr. Pasi Lautala

FIRST STEP TOWARD THE ONLY MINOR IN RAIL TRANSPORTATION IN THE U.S.

ELEVATE YOUR RESUME WITH UNDERSTANDING OF RAIL TRANSPORTATION. SKILLS LOOKED AFTER BY:
• FREIGHT/PASSENGER RAILROADS
• STATE DOTS
• ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS
• MANUFACTURERS

Introduction to topics related to rail transportation and industry. Overview of North American passenger and freight railroads in the past and today, system components (railroad track, rolling stock, and signals/communications), organizations, careers and safety, and technology and sustainability.

“I encourage anyone looking for “something different” to look into a railroad career. It is a thriving industry, and many opportunities exist in all different career paths all around the country,” – Amanda DeCesare, Michigan Tech Alum, Project Manager – Public Projects, CSX Transportation

CEE 4407/5417 (Transportation Design (4 cr)

Instructor: Dr. Pasi Lautala

LEARN THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF HIGHWAY/RAILWAY DESIGN

CREATE YOUR OWN GEOMETRIES & COST ESTIMATES

LEARN STANDARD INDUSTRY TOOLS (MICROSTATION AND GEOPAK)

LEARN HOW TO USE STATE DOT/INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Introduction to computer aided geometric design of highways and railways.  Covers design principles and use of standards for horizontal and vertical alignments and cross sections, including road intersections, railway turnouts and grade crossings. Students develop engineering drawings and related cost estimates for road/rail project

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Spring 2020: FW5110 Climate Change and Management

We have some outreach items for the FW5110 Special Topics class, Climate Change and Management in Great lakes Forested Ecosystems, to share with you.  I’ve attached a flyer about the course, which also includes a link to a webpage with more information (https://forestadaptation.org/fw5510).
This class provides an overview of climate science, effects on forested ecosystems, and adaptation options for natural resource management in the Great Lakes region.  The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science climate adaptation framework will be used to develop climate change adaptation plans for real-world forested ecosystems, and you will learn how to communicate these climate change projects and plans with others.
Thanks so much,
Kailey Marcinkowski

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Apply to Live in the ICE House

The mission of the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House living/learning community is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Students can apply to live in a house where they share in challenges and successes, pool knowledge and expertise, and live with a common purpose around Innovation.

Amenities include

  • On Campus Housing Option
  • Meal Plan Optional
  • Professional Kitchen
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Mentorship
  • Access to Venture Capitalists
  • Competition Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship Guidance
  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!

Rates are equivalent to dorm rates.

Apply Today! (5 Minute Application).  Deadline to apply is January 14th.

More Information | Pictures

Questions? Contact Josh Jay at jhjay@mtu.edu

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Apply to Become a University Innovation Fellow

Students interested in becoming agents of change are invited to apply to become University Innovation Fellows! UIF students work on improving the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem here at Michigan Tech. We are looking for creative, action-oriented students who are passionate and excited about innovation, entrepreneurship, or making positive change.

We will be accepting applications starting December 10, 2018 at 8 am until January 25, 2019 at 8 pm. The application can be found here: bit.ly/mtu-uif2019. Interviews will take place from 6-8 pm on January 27, 2019.

The University Innovation Fellows is a 6-week training program administered by Stanford University’s d.school (about the commitment of a 1-2 credit class at Michigan Tech). Through the fellowship, undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation are charged with cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at their university. Fellows gain skills, tools and the networks crucial for their mission through online training and video-conferencing sessions. Fellows hone their leadership and communication abilities and broaden their understanding of experiential learning, design thinking, interdisciplinary education and, most importantly, student innovation and entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of training, Fellows may have the opportunity to attend a 4-day retreat at Stanford University and Google. The fellowship is an opportunity to enact meaningful change while being part of a national movement. Current fellows at Michigan Tech have been working on many exciting initiatives and can’t wait to have your help in creating the future here on campus!

Magann Dykema
Michigan Technological University
University Innovation Fellow, Stanford University
Pavlis Honors College
Fifth Year Civil Engineering
Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship 
The Alley Makerspace

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