Looking for a way to get involved in an organization that both interests you and meets your educational goals? The Green Campus Enterprise welcomes ALL majors and focuses on projects pertaining to sustainability around Michigan Tech campus. Everyone works in teams to perform weekly tasks to meet attainable goals, and develop lasting relationships while learning and working towards a more environmental friendly Michigan Tech.
Green Campus Enterprise (GCE) designs and implements projects to improve the sustainability of the Michigan Tech campus. GCE works closely with Michigan Tech administration to effectively engage the university community in reducing its carbon footprint, which it measures annually.
Green Campus Enterprise meets on Thursdays from 5-6 pm during Fall and Spring semester. Talk to your advisor to find out how you can use Enterprise credits to complete degree requirements.
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
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
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
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