Hourly Research Assistants for Traffic Video Annotation

Hourly Research Assistants for Traffic Video Annotation The high-performance computing laboratory for Sustainable Intelligent Transportation Systems (SITSLab) in the Department Civil and Environmental Engineering is looking for hourly research assistants to help a research project on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to monitor traffic flow dynamics. The hourly research assistants will work with a Ph.D. student on using a semi-automatic traffic annotation tool, iATTS (Interactive Annotation Tool for Transportation Surveillance), developed at SITS-Lab to identify and annotate individual vehicle trajectories in UAV videos. The work will be conducted in our research laboratory, Dow 842. The hourly pay rate will be $10/hour.

To qualify for this position you should be familiar with the following computer operations:

  1. Google Earth (Google Maps) software
  2. Windows Paint
  3. Familiar with video play software such as windows media player
  4. Quick learning ability to operate a Windows GUI – iATTS

The successful candidates must be able to show excellent communication skills, demonstrated attention to detail, and a good work ethic. You have to pass a training test in order to do this work.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Kuilin Zhang (klzhang@mtu.edu).



Innovation Week Information

Innovation Week
Next week is the first ever Innovation Week at Michigan Tech. All events are free to attend, although two require advanced RSVP.
Saturday (10/7)
Bob Mark Elevator Pitch Competition
We are still accepting registrations. If you would like to pitch your idea or business, please email aolaplum@mtu.edu. Even if you can’t pitch, we would love to have you in the audience. The competition starts at 8PM in the Library.
Sunday (10/8)
Generation Startup [Movie]
Watch as six recent graduates put everything on the line to start their own businesses in Detroit. Hosted by Film Board and the Entrepreneurs Club.
Fisher 135 | 8PM
Monday (10/9)
Potential Errors of the Academic Founder
Ted Dacko, CEO of Arbor Dakota Strategies will share general concepts that academic founders should consider when building their company.
MUB Ballroom | 12PM
10X Thinking Workshop
Learn how Google uses 10X thinking to create innovative products. This 5-step process will show how to move from ideas to prototypes.
MUB Alley (Makerspace) | 7PM
Tuesday (10/10)
Innovation Pitches
Successful alumni will judge aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs during their business pitches. Learn what it takes for a venture to succeed!
GLRC 202 | 6PM
Wednesday (10/11)
3D Print Yourself
Find out about the latest innovations in 3D printing technology. The first 10 students to RSVP will be able to create 3D model of themselves.
MUB Alley (Makerspace) | 5PM
Thursday (10/12)
Build-A-Boat
Come hang out with ASME and learn an innovative method to building cardboard boats! Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants.
Fisher 135 | 6PM
Friday (10/13)
Food Fusion
Take a cooking class with renowned chef Tony Craig – owner of Georgina’s Latin Asian Fusion in Traverse City.
DHH Ballroom | 6PM



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.


Summer Undergrad Research

Please see below for information regarding two summer opportunities for undergraduate research. Minority participation is highly encouraged! The applications open in November and will be due Jan 29, 2018. If you have any questions please email the program coordinator (locheta@caryinstitute.org). In addition, if your students do apply please let me know!

– The Cary Institute’s REU program on Translational Ecology for undergraduates (http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program). It is a 12-week program involving 10 students in ecology-related projects every summer.

– The Urban Water Innovation Network undergraduate research program (https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/). This one is not an NSF-REU program. It is funded by the Urban Water Innovation Network UWIN, a consortium of institutions across the US focused on urban water sustainability issues.  It is a 9-week program in which 10 students are hosted at different institutions from the Network. Because UWIN is multi-disciplinary, we select students from different disciplines (engineer, social sciences, natural sciences) but with a common interest in urban water issues.

Ashley C. Huderson, PhD

Manager, Engineering Education

ASME Washington Center

1828 L Street NW, Suite 810

Washington, DC 20036-5104 (o): 202.785.7394

Hudersona@asme.org


Study Abroad: France (UPDATE)

UPDATE:

We will have several information session during this semester to address student fears, concerns and any other questions they might have about study abroad and/or about this particular program in Paris, such as application process, scholarship opportunities and financial aid.
France information session dates:
All session are 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Walker 120A
October 11th
October 25th
November 15th
December 13th

Summer study abroad Paris

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Who has not dreamed of spending a summer in France?

During this faculty-led program, you will be able to explore and discover what makes France such a cultural center. We offer a variety of classes in English (French lit, French and Francophone culture, International Experience) and even a French class adapted to your level/need, to guarantee full immersion for the length of 6 weeks. You will get the opportunity to meet locals, other foreign students and foremost, you get the opportunity to enhance your learning experience and enrich your life!
This program is in the works. More information will be coming soon.  Dany Jocob is collecting names of any students who may have an interest (doesn’t imply a commitment at this point). Please email Dany Jacob, danyj@mtu.edu to be added to the email list for updates.

11th Annual D80 Conference – Oct. 14th

11th Annual D80 Conference

The D80 Conference is a dialog and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year 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% of humanity. The public is always welcome.

The theme for the annual D80 Conference is Connect, Collaborate, Create! We are very excited to welcome Cathy Leslie, Executive Director of Engineers Without Borders-USA, as our featured keynote speaker.

The 2017 conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 14th in the U. J. Noblet Forestry Atrium. More information regarding the conference and registration can be found at mtu.edu/honors/D80/conference.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Michigan Tech’s D80 Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Pavlis Honors College.

There will also be a free showing of Poverty Inc. at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 13th in Fisher 135. This documentary discusses the global and local impacts of the international aid industry through personal and professional experiences.

Scholarship: ACEC/Michigan

ACEC/M Scholarships
Application Deadline is January 5, 2018

ACEC/Michigan is planning to award over $12,000 to engineering and surveying students enrolled in an ABET accredited College or University. Applications are now available on the ACEC/M website, and are due to ACEC by January 5, 2018. Applicants will be judged on a written essay, their work experience, employer/faculty recommendations, community involvement and their GPA.

http://www.acecmi.org/scholarships.html