General Meeting: Women in Natural Resources (TONIGHT)

Women in Natural Resources is a new organization at Michigan Tech that aims to support women in the natural resources and environmental sciences through community, professional development, and mentorship. We are open to everyone that is interested in natural resources including students, faculty, staff, professionals, etc.
We are having our first meeting of the year and we would love to have you join us. There will be ice cream, socializing, and a little bit of discussion about some things we would like to do this year. The social will be in the atrium of the UJ Noblet forestry building on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00pm. It will be a great opportunity to meet people and get a feel for what the club is about.
If you can’t attend the meeting on Thursday but would like to know more send me an email (lejacobs@mtu.edu) and we will keep you in the loop.
I hope to see you there!
Laura Jacobs
Michigan Technological University
BS, Natural Resources Management, 2018
President, Women in Natural Resources
(937) 432-5324


General Meeting: Steel Bridge (9/13)

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 ganaghti@mtu.edu. We hope to see you there!


Enterprise Day – Sept 13

Attached is a poster for our upcoming Enterprise Day on Sept. 13. Please encourage interested students to stop by.
As a reminder, Enterprise is open to ALL majors and promotes multi/interdisciplinary, team-based learning. Recruiters and employers often seek out Enterprise graduates for their experience and well-rounded skill set, hence our decision to hold the event in conjunction with the CareerFEST activities.


General Meeting: Railroad Engineering and Activities Club (9/12)

On Tuesday, September 12th at 7pm, Michigan Tech’s Railroad Engineering and Activities Club will be hosting our first meeting of the year, in Fisher Room 101.
Join us as several REAC members present their experiences interning in the railroad industry. Come find out what it takes, what they did, and learn some tips and pointers on how you can go about and lock down your own internships for the coming summer.
We’ll also have discussions about our upcoming Railroad Night and Railroad Expo, which are on October 3rd and 4th, respectively.
For new students or members, this is an excellent opportunity to join the club, meet like-minded students, and meet the faculty leading the way in Michigan Tech’s Railroad Transportation Program!
Pizza and refreshments will be served, so bring your appetite and learn about joining the railroad industry, one of the world’s oldest and most influential industries.
From Civil Engineering to Computer Science, there’s probably a job in the industry for your major!
See you there!
Alex Christmas
2nd Year Civil Engineering
Railroad Transportation Program
Vice President, REAC
Michigan Technological University

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Last day to add/drop fall classes

The last day to add/drop Track A courses without instructor approval is today, September 8. Beginning Monday, students will need the green late add/closed section form signed and brought to the Registrar’s office to have the course added.
The last day to add full semester courses without instructor approval is today, September 8, 5:00PM. Beginning Monday, students will need the green late add/closed section form signed and brought to the Registrar’s office to have the course added.
Full semester courses can be dropped on Banweb through Wednesday, September 13, 5:00PM.
Students will be able to add/drop Track B classes on Banweb through Thursday, October 26, 5:00PM


Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors Program

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 jenesbit@mtu.edu 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

Lecturer

Advisor – Engineering Ambassadors

Advisor – Women in American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Office: MEEM 817
Tel.: 906-487-3433


Scholarship: ACEC/Michigan

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.

Thank you,

Kathy Smith
Administrative Specialist
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Michigan
www.acecmi.org
517.332.2066


Scholarship: Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association

The Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association is pleased to announce that it will award at least two student scholarships in 2017.

One Engineering Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.
– The award is open to undergraduate students studying civil engineering or construction engineering enrolled at an accredited Wisconsin university or Michigan Technological University as of fall 2017.
– Preference will be given to those applicants who intend to pursue a career in the transportation construction industry (with an interest in asphalt pavements).
– Special consideration will be given to Wisconsin residents with sophomore or junior status as of the 2017-18 academic year.
One Engineering Technical Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.
– The award is open to engineering technology students enrolled at a Wisconsin technical college as of fall 2017.
– Preference will be given to those applicants who intend to pursue a career in the transportation construction industry (with an interest in asphalt pavements).
Like our parent organization, the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, the criteria for application is similar and we offer an easy-to-use online application form. Please share with anyone interested in applying. For more information and to see previous recipients, please visit:
Thank you for your consideration and, as always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if there’s any way we may be of service.


Job Posting: FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc.

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.

Bridge Designer – TXO

Big Bold Bridges TXO