Category: Advising Information

CS1090 – Introduction to Computing Principles

Students who would like to know more about computer programing may be interested in CS1090 (Introduction to Computing Principles) this spring. This course can be used as a professional elective for both Civil and Environmental Engineering students.

Description: Intro to fundamentals of computing using Python for students with no prior programming experience. Students develop computational thinking skills vital for success. Course uses programming to introduce algorithms, abstraction, data, global impact, and internet technologies.

Permission of instructor is needed to enroll in the course. Link to course information is below.

CS1090 Syllabus


Info Session: Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise (Dec 3)

The Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise will be holding and virtual information session Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM through zoom. The enterprise is actively seeking new students to join the enterprise. All students are encouraged to attend regardless of year or major. Our hope is that all of the students who participate in CPM will leave empowered with the entrepreneurial, technical, and professional skills to conceive, develop, and market successful products in a company setting. Skills learned in manufacturing disposable consumer products will be readily applicable to other types of products and commodities. We actively promote the expectation that some of our students will go on past graduation to start their own successful business ventures

Zoom: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/246764728


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).

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

 

 


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

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.

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Questions? Contact Josh Jay at jhjay@mtu.edu