Steel Bridge Info Meeting (Wednesday, 9/13 @ 6 PM)
The Steel Bridge Team will be hosting an informational meeting for anybody interested in learning what Steel Bridge is all about this Wednesday (9/13/16) at 6:00 PM in Dillman 202. There will also be a RAM (design software) Tutorial that follows in Dillman 211 beginning around 7:00 PM.
Steel Bridge is a team of first years through graduate students interested in applying principles taught in coursework to real life situations. The team receives parameters at the beginning of the school year, designs the bridge and all its components, fabricates it on campus, and then competes with the bridge regionally and nationally. The purpose of the competition is to build a bridge that is light, stiff, and fast to build. This past year we had the opportunity to travel to Corvallis, Oregon to compete against 43 other schools from across the world at the national competition bringing home 12th place overall.
Most members join with little to no design or shop experience, but everything is taught throughout the year, including welding! We are looking for anyone interested in gaining valuable experience in design software, metal fabrication, problem solving, or team building skills. Companies like to see and talk about this experience, as it s a great way to improve your team work and leadership skills. We are open to every department, so bring your friends too! If you are unable to make it to the meeting at 6:00 PM, or the design tutorial at 7:00 PM and would like more information please feel free to email the Team Captain, Greg Naghtin, at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
Do you want to be a part of outreach to middle and high schoolers to teach about engineering?
Do you want to grow in your professional communication skills?
If yes… then you should check out Michigan Tech’s Engineering Ambassadors Program! Open to all Engineering majors. Join a group of students who present on an engineering topic and conduct a hands on activity at local schools to excite students about engineering!
Our first meeting will be Tuesday September 12 at 5 PM in Fisher 125. Snacks will be provided!
Contact advisor Jaclyn Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list, and with any questions, or stop by our booth at K-day.
We are looking forward to seeing you Tuesday!
Jaclyn Johnson, Ph.D
Michigan Technological University
Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics
Advisor – Engineering Ambassadors
Advisor – Women in American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Office: MEEM 817
Attached is the ACEC/Michigan scholarship application for the 2017-18 school year. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is January 5, 2018. The application is also available on the ACEC/M website.
ACEC (American Council for Engineering Companies) is a professional engineering organization that provides membership and representation to engineering firms and their employees. Our chapter represents over 100 firms from all over the State of Michigan.
This scholarship is open to students who have worked for a consulting engineering, surveying, or architectural/engineering firm within the past 24 months. Criteria is based on GPA, work experience, school and work references and community activity. Applicants must also write an essay answering the question provided.
Last year, we awarded $15,000 in scholarship money. Further details, including contact information, are outlined in the attached application.
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan
The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association is pleased to announce that it will award at least two student scholarships in 2017.
Bridges designed by FIGG are purposeful works of art, functional sculptures within the landscape, that are created through a careful analysis of the site, contextual and environmental sensitivity, and a regional approach that encompasses a community’s particular needs, as well as the realities of funding and maintenance. FIGG’s exclusive focus on bridge design and construction engineering inspection enables us to provide state of the art technology,
innovative aesthetics and materials, and a unique capacity to partner for research. By capturing the powers of imagination, function, and technology, we build bridges that improve the nation’s infrastructure, while enhancing the appearance of communities across America and the quality of life for the people who live in them.
Our Dallas, TX Office is seeking a Bridge Designer to support the design of its signature bridge projects. A successful candidate will have knowledge of LRFD bridge design criteria and concrete design practices. In this role you will perform structural analyses and develop design calculations using AASHTO and other design codes for different bridge structural systems. Additionally, a successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in Construction Engineering and Inspections services on some of the most significant bridge projects in the United States of America. Typical projects will include signature segmental concrete bridges and cable stayed bridges.
See attachments for more detail.