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Job Posting: MDOT (Newberry TSC)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Newberry TSC).

This position functions as a multi-disciplinary senior-level worker responsible for work assignments in the areas of traffic/safety, utilities and permit coordination, work zone safety and mobility, traffic signal monitoring and recommendations, and safety program coordination.  This position utilizes Region and Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff, contract agencies, direct maintenance crews, contractors and other resources to accomplish safe and efficient movement of persons and goods on the state trunkline system within the TSC.  Responsibilities also include providing technical advice and consultation to utilities, the TSC’s permit agent, contractors, and other customers for timely completion of permit work and utility relocation activities in the area.  This position acts as a liaison between MDOT and utility companies/agencies during the design and construction phases and is responsible for recommending final sign-off on plans for approval and utility clearance.  This position requires meeting tight deadlines and resolving issues to ensure the successful implementation and operation of MDOT services and products.  Successful and continuing customer contact is a requirement fo this position.  This position maintains project records, communications and other relevant project information regarding utility and permit operations.


Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Note:  We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor of science degree in engineer by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Newberry TSC)

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Spring 2020 courses on environmental philosophy and Indigenous Perspectives

There are two new courses being taught Spring 2020, both of which focus on different ways of reflecting on our relationships to our natural environments, asking questions about the meaning of environment, ecology, resources, and management, with a particular emphasis on the perspective of indigenous peoples.

FW 4111 Indigenous Natural Resources Management Dr. Valoree Gagnon
TR 2:05-3:20 pm, Noblet G029
HU 4700 Environmental Philosophy Dr. Scott Marratto
TR 2:05-3:20 pm, Fisher 131
Though these are distinct courses, they will have several joint meetings, a shared field trip and research project.

Poster with more information is below.


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CEE Apparel Store is Open!

Attention MTU Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Students, Faculty and Alumni: the CEE Apparel Store is back open for two weeks only this fall, so get your orders in soon!

Before the store closes to new orders on November 30th, check out a selection of CEE-branded shirts, jackets and sweatshirts! Let everybody know that you’re a part of the best department on campus – many of the items are great outdoor wear or addition to business casual attire.

Shipping is available, as well as free local pickup on campus. Expected delivery in time for Christmas! 

Note: You can select between shipping or pickup on the “cart” page before you pay from the drop-down menu. If you select shipping, the store will follow through for your address and add a shipping charge. 

Proceeds from the store help fund many of the CEE department’s student organizations, including Steel Bridge, ASCE, Concrete Canoe, the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club, Engineers Without Borders, SEEn, and more!

Follow this link to head off to the store:

Any questions can be forwarded on to Alex Christmas at Happy shopping!

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Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry

Volunteer to help keep Michigan Tech’s Food Pantry Open for students, faculty, and staff. Volunteers are needed to run the pantry during open hours. Fall hours begin on September 3. Open hours (when classes are in session) are Tuesday 11:30-1:30, Wednesday 2-4, and Thursday 4-6.

Volunteers are needed to open the pantry, answer any questions, hand out food, record pounds of food utilized, tap IDs, dating and putting donations on the shelf, and closing up. Please note that the Husky Pantry is now located in Fisher Hall, First Floor (Former After Math Cafe). Volunteers will undergo a brief training before their first shift.

Want to volunteer? Email the Husky Pantry at

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A Day in the Life Video Competition Spring 2019

Hey Michigan Tech students –
Have you heard about the Day in the Life student video competition? It is going on right now. Individual or paired student videos — just a casual, simple video that you record from your cell phone, 2 to 5 minutes in length. Up to 30 prizes (of $100 and $300) will be awarded.
For complete details and submission instructions, see A Day in the Life of a Michigan Tech Student.
Show us your day!

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New Course: BE4930/5930 Engineering and Applied Conservation

This is a new course offered Spring 2019 taught by a faculty who is heavily involved to solve engineering problems associated with whale conservation.  For CEE students, this can be used as a professional elective.

BE4930/5930 – Engineering and Applied Conservation: This course will introduce students to current and future conservation practices. Students will learn how to assess and address conservation problems through the development of engineering technology. The hope is to expose students campus wide to the applications and opportunities available to applied engineering in conservation.

Credits: 3.0

Semesters Offered: Spring

Meeting Time: T Th 9:35AM-10:50AM

Restrictions: Must be enrolled as one of the following class(es): Jr, Sr, Grad

Pre-Requisite(s): none

Instructor: Rupak Rajachar

Interested students that would like more information can contact Dr Rajachar ( and Ariana Tyo (, the graduate student helping him with the course, directly. Or stop by Dr Rajachar’s office (MM309).

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Apply Now to Live in the ICE House

Applications are now open for the ICE House!

The Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) House’s mission is to promote innovation through group collaboration. Live in a house where you share in challenges and success, pool knowledge and expertise and live with a common purpose around Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Amenities include:

  • On Campus
  • Meal PlansOptional
  • Professional Kitchen
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Mentorships
  • Access to Venture Capitalists
  • Competition Opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship Guidance
  • Already have a housing contract? Transfer it to the ICE House!


Apply Today!

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Info Session: Spice Group (TONIGHT 6-8 pm)

Spicer Group will be hosting an Info Session from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Monday, February 19th, in Ballroom A-2 @ the MUB.  This info session will include food and drinks along with a brief presentation on the services provided by Spicer Group.  We will highlight projects that we have been involved with in recent years, as well as Spicer Group’s contributions to the community and employees.  Following the presentation, we will open up for discussion with students who have any questions about Spicer Group.

Please stop by to see what career opportunities are available at Spicer Group.

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Associate of State Dame Safety Officials – Student Paper Competition

ASDSO invites students to enter the Student Paper Competition, open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees at U.S. universities or colleges. We invite students to submit papers on dam and levee safety!

Topics may include traditional areas of design engineering, structural and geotechnical analysis, hydrology, hydraulics, construction, risk management and hazard mitigation, emergency action planning, dam security, and policy. In addition, case studies, emerging and innovative technologies, and senior capstone projects are encouraged.

Each winning paper will receive $500 and a travel stipend to present at Dam Safety 2018 in Seattle, WA, in September 2018. Winning papers will also be published in the annual conference proceedings. Other selected entries will be invited to participate in the Dam Safety 2018 Poster & Lightning Talk Forum. Conference registration fees will be waived for all participating students enrolled in colleges or universities in the U.S. who present a valid student ID (that’s a $1000 value!). Both US citizens and non-US citizens are eligible.

All student entries must include a 350-word (maximum) abstract, and should be submitted online. The student paper competition also requires an executive summary of at least 1,200 words. (Please note: the full paper is not due at the deadline, only the abstract and executive summary, so please send in your ideas!). Announcements of selected papers and invited posters will be made in early April. Please contact Brittany Lewis at (855) 228-9732 or with any questions you may have.

For more information, visit the student paper competition page at:

The deadline to submit executive summaries and abstracts is February 5.

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