Category: Conferences

D80 Conference 2019 – Registration Deadline Oct. 4th

The Michigan Tech campus community is invited to attend the annual 2019 D80 Conference which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Free lunch will be provided.

This year’s D80 Conference theme is The Intersection of Public Service and Community Engagement and topics include:

  • The Father’s Day Flood: Service, CommUNITY, and Preventative Measures -Food Insecurities, Food Sovereignty and Community Health
  • Project work conducted in places such as Panama, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, Bahamas and more

We are very excited to welcome this year’s D80 Conference keynote speaker, Michigan Tech graduate, Otha Thornton, the owner and Principal Consultant for the Thornton Consulting Group.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the Sustainable Futures Institute. Registration is required. The deadline to register is Friday (Oct. 4).

The Michigan Tech campus and community hosts this annual conference every fall to give a platform to the voices of university students, faculty, and staff who serve communities in need, both domestically and abroad. The conference is open to anyone interested in development, design and discovery for the poorest 80% of humanity.

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2019 ITE Student Leadership Summit

Please join us at this year’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Leadership Summit (SLS) for the Midwest and Great Lakes Districts.  Hosted by the UMSL/WUSTL Joint Engineering Program ITE Chapter.

Please note that ITE Michigan will provide $1,000 for Tech students for this event.


Registration is now open!

https://www.itesummitstl.com/

Lodging is $35-40/night (depending on the type of room selected).  If the students pay for lodging the registration and parking during the Student Leadership Summit are free.  Total cost is transportation to St. Louis and lodging.

If students plan to stay for the Midwestern District/MOVITE Section Annual Meeting they can stay in the Wash U dorms at the same rate.  Metrolink runs between the Wash U campus and downtown St. Louis where the Midwestern District/MOVITE Section Annual Meeting is being held.

  

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D80 Conference – October 13th

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80 percent. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference each fall to give a platform to the voices of university students serving communities in need, both domestically and abroad.

Our conferences highlight service and research work done by students from Michigan Tech and elsewhere, and are open to anybody interested in development, design and discovery for the poorest 80 percent of humanity. The public is always welcome, but registration is required, so register today and let us know you’re coming.

We are very excited to welcome Erna Grasz, co-founder of the Asante Africa Foundation, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2018 conference will be held Saturday (Oct. 13) in the Memorial Union Ballroom. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found online.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, Pavlis Honors College and the Visiting Women and Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLSS) which is funded by a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

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Opportunity for Students to Join SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) for Free

As a new semester begins, I want to remind you that the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is offering FREE Student Membership. By becoming a member of SWANA, students can…

· Meet with current leaders and decision makers working in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling who can lead to potential internships and become future employers

· Interact with peers from across the country and the globe who have similar study and career interests via online forums and local/national events
· Access #MentorMatch – the SWANA online mentoring site
· Learn more about industry trends and new technologies that can guide their course of study and lead to career opportunities
For full-time students (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidate) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management or recycling-related professions, FREE SWANA Student Membership is a perfect fit.
SWANA is hosting SWANApalooza in Denver, March 5-7, 2018. We encourage students to attend this event, they can register here at a discounted price.

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Opportunities for students to join SWANA

SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) is now offering FREE Student Membership. By becoming a member of SWANA, students can…

· Meet with current leaders and decision makers working in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling who can lead to potential internships and become future employers

· Interact with peers from across the country and the globe who have similar study and career interests via online forums and local/national events
· Access #MentorMatch – the SWANA online mentoring site
· Learn more about industry trends and new technologies that can guide their course of study and lead to career opportunities
For full-time students (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD candidate) with an interest in environmental sciences, solid waste management or recycling-related professions, FREE SWANA Student Membership is a perfect fit.

Students can also register for only $50 for the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress and SWANA’s WASTECON 2017 which is taking place September 25-27 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 Students can gain first-hand knowledge about the latest developments taking place in solid waste, environmental science, composting, and recycling.
Conference topics include:
– Climate Change
– Circular Economy
– Closing Dumpsites
– Energy Recovery
– Marine Litter
– Resource Management
– Smart Technologies
Full-time undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students can register for only $50 for the ISWA World Congress – WASTECON 2017
Darryl Walter
Director of Membership
Solid Waste Association of North America
direct 240-494-2240

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