Category: Presentations

2021 Design Expo — Registration Now Open

Mark your calendars—the 21st annual Design Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Important Dates:

Registration Deadline: March 04, 2021, by 11PM

Video and Digital Poster Submission: April 08, 2021, by 11PM

Video Judging: April 12-15, 2021

Virtual Design Expo: April 15, 2021, 2-hour live event
*The exact time is being finalized.

What will this year’s Virtual Design Expo look like?

RocketJudge
RocketJudge is a platform designed to streamline competitions—the platform works with more than 500 different competitions a year around the world to provide electronic scoring for professional conferences, university poster sessions, invention conventions, science fairs and more.

Who will use RocketJudge: Enterprise and Senior Design team videos will be asynchronously scored by judges over the course of four (4) days, April 12 – April 15, leading up to the Virtual Design Expo, April 15, 2021. Prior to the start of Virtual Design Expo, judges will have the opportunity to review team video presentations and assign a score.

Zoom
Who will use Zoom: The Michigan Tech community, friends, family, and corporate sponsors are invited to tune into Zoom for the Design Expo Opening Remarks to officially kick-off the event. More information to come.
Registration for Zoom is coming soon.

Gatherly
Gatherly is a platform designed for spatial video chat. The platform lets users move around and talk freely to others at the event. As soon as you move close to someone on the map, you automatically start video-chatting with them. Move into an open group, and you’ll join their conversation seamlessly.

Who will use Gatherly: The Michigan Tech community, friends, family, and project sponsors are invited to tune into Gatherly for a 2-hour event where teams and audience members have the chance to engage in conversations over project work, discoveries, and everything in between. Registration for Gatherly is coming soon.

Please check out the Design Expo student page for more information.

Register for Design Expo today!
For questions, please feel free to reach out anytime.
Bre Tucker, bctucker@mtu.edu
Enterprise Program Coordinator


MTU Engineering Alumni Panel. Zoom, Feb. 24th, 4PM

MTU Engineering Alumni Panel Zoom
– Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 4PM – https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89023074247

– Several graduates of MTU engineering programs will be available to answer all of your questions!

  • “Ask me anything” format
  • Theme: “Imagining Tomorrow”

– Submit questions via Google Form or to a moderator live! – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFvHtUjVrpO_iMmrQWel78S7D2BXjCNhROo4CoYLwSbJA5nw/viewform?usp=sf_link

– Hosted by Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society

As part of 2021 Engineers Week programming, MTU’s Tau Beta Pi MI-Beta chapter will be hosting a moderated alumni panel on Wednesday, February 24th at 4PM. Students will be able to ask questions to MTU College of Engineering alumni about their post-graduate careers and the future of industry in alignment with this year’s Engineers Week theme of “Imagining Tomorrow”. 

Students will be able to pre-submit their questions here or ask them in real time. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about what to expect and how to shape and adapt your own skills and abilities to meet the ever-changing demand of an engineering field.


Tech MBA/MS Eng Mgt info session on 3/10

Tech MBA® /MS Eng Mgt Information Session

Wednesday 3/10

5pm-6:30pm (Zoom)

Join with Meeting ID: 842 0839 7111

By blending business and technology, the Tech MBA®  and the MEM degrees can accelerate your career path.Join the College of Business (COB) to learn more about opportunities in the Master’s of Business Administration andMaster’s of Engineering Management programs, including the one-year accelerated option, and ways to leverage Senior Rule.

Please contact the MBA/MEM ambassadors Austin Arenz (ajarenz@mtu.edu) or Ian Blair (ihblair@mtu.edu)to receive the Zoom session details or with questions.


CEE Senior Design Colloquium

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2020 senior design team presentations on December 18 from 8 am – 12 pm. This semester students have undertaken a wide range of projects to fulfill the Department’s senior design requirement. 

Fall 2020 Senior Design Colloquium Poster

GROUP 1: Parking Garage Replacement Project for the City of Houghton, MI

(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/99657037897)

GROUP 2: Proposed All-Season Route US41 to M-38 Connector, Baraga County Road Commission |MnDOT I-35W Stormwater Storage Facility, Brierley Associates 

(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/93954468341)

GROUP 3: Stream Crossing Improvements, Baraga County Road Commission & KBIC | Water Supply/Treatment for Adjei Kojo, Ghana | Wastewater Collection/Disposal for Kuna Nega, Panama

(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/83738494755)


Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort Presentation

Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort Presentation – December 8 @ 1 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting, ID: 87323894878

Presentation Background: In the first two months of 2017, atmospheric rivers dumped an entire average year’s runoff (4.4 million acre-feet) into Lake Oroville. Amid this extreme weather, erosion of the main, gated spillway at Oroville Dam triggered the use of the adjacent emergency spillway for the first time. Subsequent erosion of the hillside below the emergency spillway and concerns about its possible failure prompted the Butte County Sheriff to order a mandatory evacuation of nearly 200,000 people living downstream of Lake Oroville.

In 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed the first phase of the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project—rebuilding and strengthening the 3,000-foot long main spillway to safely handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second for the 2018 wet season. In 2018, DWR reconstructed the top 730 feet of the main spillway and added structural concrete to the middle portion of the spillway to make it capable of passing flows of 270,000 cubic-feet per second. In 2019, DWR also reconstructed the emergency spillway. The upper portion of the hillside spillway has been armored under several feet of roller-compacted concrete and a concrete cut-off wall has been placed in the bedrock to prevent any erosion from migrating uphill.

DWR has also developed a comprehensive needs assessment for the Oroville Dam complex to identify priorities and solutions to bolster the integrity and resilience of the complex to assure public safety.

Speaker Bio: Michelle Banonis is a 1999 Environmental Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech.  She is currently the Assistant Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources out of Sacramento, which oversees the largest user-funded water infrastructure project in the country and delivers water to nearly 30 million people.  Previously, Michelle worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation as well Pierce County Washington Public Works and Utilities.  She is a licensed attorney and has worked in the areas of policy, law, biology, ecology, and engineering.  Michelle is also an elected board member of the National Lawyers Guild which seeks to further social justice reform.


Study in Ireland Summer 2021 – Information Session Tuesday, October 13th 5-6 p.m.

Interested in studying Irish literature, language and music in Ireland? Here’s your chance!
There will be an information session for anyone interested in studying in Ireland (and who wouldn’t?!?!) on Tuesday, October 13th from 5-6 p.m. 


Highlights include:
Irish language study in the Aran Islands

  • Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Galway
  • Irish pub music sessions
  • The Abbey Theater
  • The Book of Kells
  • The Dingle Peninsula and more!

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  You can use the registration link to sign up and you will be provided with a Zoom link.
If you can’t make the session on the 13th, there will be a second session on October 28th at 12:00.

Ireland 2021 flyer Information Sessions


Please feel free to contact me with questions!

Libby Meyer, DMA Pronouns: she, her, hers
Senior Lecturer, Music Theory and Composition Director, Music Composition Program


Sustainable Living Webinar Series

Since we are unable to open the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) to the public this semester, we are bringing our house and all of its sustainable systems to you!  You are invited to join us for a series of webinars centered around various aspects of sustainable living:


Tuesday, October 20th: Harnessing Solar Energy for Your Home & Vehicle (6-7pm)

Learn how to size a solar array for your home!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/81873803467


Wednesday, October 21st: Bite Down on Emissions by Changing Your Diet (6-7pm)

Learn how to save 700 kg of CO2 emissions per year by changing what you eat!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89733696370

Thursday, October 22nd: Striving for a Zero-Waste Lifestyle (6-7pm)

Learn practical steps to take to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle while saving $$$!https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84239350917

Please see the attached flyer for more information and the Zoom webinar links!  

You won’t want to miss out on these talks:

  • View live demos of the MTU SDH sustainable systems
  • Gain access to valuable tools & resources
  • Learn practical and efficient ways to reduce your impact right now

Please email sdh@mtu.edu with any questions or concerns.  We hope to see you there!


New Systems Engineering Student Org

Michigan Tech has a new professional engineering organization on campus, MTSEA (Michigan Tech Systems Engineering Association). 


All majors are welcome. The student organization has two upcoming events. Details about the events and contact info are in the email attached below.- Social Event – Tuesday October 12th from 5-6:30pm, Walker Lawn – General Meeting with Ford Senior Technical Lead – October 20th at 7pm, Zoom meeting   + https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/82197730824


If students have questions about how a Systems Engineering Minor will fit with their degree, please contact Amy Monte at efadvise@mtu.edu.