Category: Info Meetings

Info Meeting: Study Abroad in The Netherlands (Cycling Infrastructure Course)

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Info Meeting: Study Abroad in The Netherlands (Cycling Infrastructure Course)

Thursday, September 20th, 5 pm in Dow 875 

Are you interested in studying abroad, but also want to get a summer internship? How about 16 days of bicycling around the world famous cycling infrastructure in The Netherlands (Netherlands where 27% of ALL their daily trips are made by bicycle and it’s easy riding – it is flat terrain!) where we will study bicycle infrastructure, work with students at a Dutch university, meet professionals who plan and design, and so much more? The course runs (pre-summer) May 19 – June 3 – plenty of time for you to get back for an internship. The course is offered out of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department (by a professor who is a MTU Civil Engineering aluma), yet is available to students at other campuses, such as Michigan Tech, as well.  This course can count toward professional electives for the MTU CEE students.

View the promotional video of the course to catch a glimpse of what you’ll get to experience.

Join us on a 16 day course cycling throughout The Netherlands while studying the world famous cycling infrastructure.
We will spend 16 days bicycling in large cities (Amsterdam, Zwolle, Utrecht, Houten, Rotterdam, Eindhoven) and small towns in The Netherlands. We will work with students and faculty at Windesheim University and professional designers and planners of the amazing Dutch cycling network. We travel within cities by bicycle and between cities using their sophisticated passenger rail system. This course will give you hands on experience using and understanding how a country creates safe cycling infrastructure. 27% of ALL trips in the Netherlands are made by bicycle! Take this course to experience that!
 
Explore The Netherlands in Europe while earning course credit!
*bonus – you can even extend your time in Europe by staying longer…come to the meeting to learn how! Grab your friends and backpack around Europe after the course is over – your airfare may even be cheaper!
Below is a flier that shows the course details. Note that the cost is listed at $3900 per person- this is the ‘high’ cost – as soon as there are at least 8 people signed up (the cap is 12 students), we can purchase our airline tickets and solidify the airfare, which will likely be lower than my budgeted amount.  This cost includes the 3 credit course, round trip airfare from Chicago, 5 day Eurail pass, bicycle rentals, all hotels and hostels, all breakfasts, and bus transfers. Funds not spent will be refunded to you.

For more information, please feel free to contact me,

Kristina Fields

Associate Professor

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

(608) 342-1533

fieldskr@uwplatt.edu


Info Session: Mining Innovation Enterprise – Interested in Space Mining, Robots?

To: Engineering Colleges, specifically Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Sciences, Geological, Civil, Chemical, etc.

Interested in Space Mining, Robots? Mining Innovation Enterprise is looking for students of all majors and years to join our team.

If you are interested there are a couple of ways that you can join and find more information!

  • We have weekly enterprise meetings on Tuesdays at 5pm in MEEM 1021 that you are more than welcome to come and sit in on.
  • We will have an info session including a presentation and pizza on Thursday, September 13th from 4-6 PM in MEEM1021

We are currently working on 2 projects for prototype systems to design, build, and test for future use on Mars by NASA and others

  • First is the rover (The MINER) a remotely controlled rover that will be able to carry designed attachments for field testing starting later this year.
  • Second is a gypsum rock mining and water extraction system to attach to the rover which is part of our NASA Early Stage Innovation Research grant to extract water from hard rock gypsum on Mars.
  • Depending on recruiting we can form a group to design and build a rover or rig to participate (and win) in one of two NASA lunar and mars excavation and water mining competitions which would include traveling to the sites to do the competition.

We have a need for skills and students interested in

  • structural and mechanical design, machining, building, testing, fieldwork, hands-on experience
  • electrical, power & control experience for the rover operation and remote control
  • sensors, data collection and processing
  • programming for the user interface and control of the rover and payload
  • processing, fluids, particle flows, thermal aspects and energy efficiency
  • system engineering, design process, optimization
  • team management, fundraising, website design

You will be working in small interdisciplinary teams to work on subsystems of the rover and payload and work as an enterprise to get the systems designed and operational. We are looking for students to join as soon as possible!

You can also contact our faculty advisor, Paul van Susante, directly at pjvansus@mtu.edu or directly in his office, MEEM 925.


IGS Enterprise Info Session

Come learn about the Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise at our information Session:
 
Monday, March 26th, 6:00-7:00pm in M&M U113.
IGS works to find solutions to problems facing areas in need. Currently, we are engineering a low cost ventilator for a hospital in Ghana and designing a means of transporting vaccines in developing countries. IGS offers students the opportunity to apply skills to alleviating global problems and collaborating with teams locally and abroad with the possibility of being able to travel. Students in any major are encouraged to join! Jimmy John’s will be provided! 
If you have any questions or are interested and unable to make it, email Nichole at nsmackey@mtu.edu.


Info Meeting: CPM Enterprise

Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 23) there will be an outreach event for the Consumer Product Manufacturing (CPM) Enterprise. At this event, CPM students will give a short presentation on what an Enterprise is and what projects we have to offer. We currently have 12 diverse projects, so there is something for every student of every major. Pizza and pop will be provided. Details are as follows:
CEE students!!  The CPM Enterprise is needing students to work on the ATC Transmission Line Town Foundation Project.  Please attend the info meeting if you are interested!
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Where: Fisher 139
Time: 6-8pm
Who: All students of all majors
Thank you,
Jacqui Lahnanen
Michigan Technological University
Chemical Engineering Undergrad
CPM Enterprise – President
American Institute of Chemical Engineering


Info Session: Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise

Come learn about the Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise at our information Session:
Wednesday, November 8th, 5:00-6:00pm in MEEM 402.
IGS works to find solutions to problems facing areas in need. Currently, we are engineering a low cost ventilator for a hospital in Ghana and are in active new project development. IGS offers students the opportunity to apply skills to alleviating global problems and collaborating with teams locally and abroad with the possibility of being able to travel. Students in any major are encouraged to join! Fish tacos will be provided! 
If you have any questions or are interested and unable to make it, email Nichole at nsmackey@mtu.edu.


Curious about LEAN?

Are you curious about Lean and continuous improvement? Want to find a way to boost your resume? Looking for a new way to be more productive and organized? Well, here is your chance. Mark your calendars.

Students, we are hosting an information session for you on from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the East Reading Room of the Library. There will be food, refreshments and a learning opportunity or two. You may not know much about lean right now, but employers do, and it is a valuable professional skill that could help you land your next interview or job. This information session is a great way to be introduced to the skills in an informal setting, and to find out about other opportunities for you, on campus, to increase your skills.


BS in Engineering Management (Info Session)

Information Session on BS in Engineering Management

Consider attending the information session on the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. This is one of the Crazy, hot majors at Michigan Tech.

  • Great degree for those who have an interest in both the technical and business sides of a company
  • Option for primary or dual degree (MEEM, MET, Civil Eng, Materials Eng, and others with approximately 33-42 credits more)
  • Fastest growing major in the School of Business and Economics
  • Increased interest by employers coming to the Career Fair
  • Participate to learn more about the BSEM even if you have declared it as a major
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 4 pm
  • WHERE: 101 Academic Offices Building
  • QUESTIONS: Contact Dana Johnson, PhD dana@mtu.edu; Jodie Filpus-Paakola jrfilpus@mtu.edu


BNSF Info Session, Wednesday, Oct 4th

Representatives from BNSF are planning to hold an info session on Wednesday, Oct 4th, after Rail Day, but they need your help!  They want to make sure the space they use is large enough, and they are planning to include food.  In both cases having a feel for the number of students that will attend is crucial.

Bernia Ivey, from BNSF will be the primary presenter.  Among other duties she is responsible for the Management Trainee program for the Railroad, and is responsible working with all levels of the company to hire and retain employees.
 If you think you will show up, please click on this SURVEY LINK, add your name and check the times you might be available in the evening.  Thanks!