SDH Event: Looking for an Excuse to Eat Out?

How Sustainable Are the Restaurants in the Keweenaw?We are on a mission to find the most sustainable restaurant in the Keweenaw and we need your help!  Fill out this Google Form every time you dine-in or order takeout at a local restaurant in the Keweenaw to rate the sustainability of your experience.
This initiative involves 3 main phases:

  • Phase 1 involves rating the sustainability of your dine-in and/or takeout experience every time you eat at a local restaurant in the Keweenaw.  Please fill out this Google Form to rate how sustainable your experience was.
  • Phase 2 involves reviewing restaurant menus to see how many vegetarian/vegan options they offer.  
  • Phase 3 involves interviewing local restaurant owners to learn more about where they source their food from and what they do with the waste they produce. 

Questions?  Email sdh@mtu.edu.  Thank you for supporting this initiative!


Job Posting: Wahtera Center hiring OTL’s

The Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success is hiring Orientation Team Leaders for the fall of 2021.  If you are interested in helping your fellow students in their transition to and overall success at Michigan Tech, we encourage you to apply!

Please visit our hiring website for more information and a link to apply: https://www.mtu.edu/success/now-hiring/

Applications are due March 14, 2021 – early applications encouraged!

Students can direct any questions success@mtu.edu


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.


Scholarship: MTU CEE Pipeline Partner Scholarship

The CEE Pipeline Partner Scholarship program is an opportunity for students to connect to grow their civil and construction industry networks while receiving an up-to-five-year, recurring scholarship. The scholarship is thanks to partnerships from a growing list of civil and construction industry firms, including Jay Dee Contractors, Rowe Professional Services, Great Lakes Engineering Group, JL Kloote, Dan’s Excavating, AJAX, Fieldstone Architecture and Engineers, and Anlaan Corporation.

To be eligible, students must major and make progress in civil engineering, geospatial engineering, or construction management, while maintaining a 2.5 GPA. As part of the program, students will be connected to civil and construction industry representatives.

Students receiving the scholarship will be required to post their resume for review by the Pipeline Partners, post a video about themselves and their interests, and write a thank you to the Pipeline Portal Partners.

Students will receive the support from the Pipeline Portal Partners such as preparation for preparing for interviews, connections and mentors in the civil and construction industry, and ultimately cultivating internship and full-time employment opportunities through the partnerships.

Deadline for submission: Preference will be given to recipients apply by March 10th. However, scholarships will be awarded until all resources have been exhausted.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/GvwaiVLVncSdgh7cA


Study Abroad: USAC academic lecture series

Academic Lecture Series 
USAC has launched a monthly Academic Lecture Series for the spring semester to highlight the incredible faculty USAC has teaching around the world at USAC Specialty Program sites.  The lectures are free to attend and will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.  

Below is a flyer for the upcoming lectures.

Schedule of Guest Lecture Series

Spring 2021 Academic Lecture Calendar 

Date & Time Lecture Topic USAC Program 
Weds., Feb. 24 
12 pm CST 
The Pragmatic Use of Gestures in Italian: How to Survive in Italy Using Your Hands Viterbo, Italy Click here for details & to register 
Weds., March 24 
12 pm CDT 
Uruguayan & Argentinian Cultural Historical Highlights  Montevideo, Uruguay Click here for details & to register 
Weds, April 28 
10 am CDT 
 
Sustainable Development in China  Shanghai, China Click here for details & to register 
Weds, May 26 
11 am CDT 
The Power of Truth and Non-Violence: Gandhi, Past and Present  Bengaluru, India Click here for details & to register 


Job Posting: Engineering Ministries International

Engineering Ministries International (https://emiworld.org/) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to see people restored by God and the world restored through design. As engineers, architects, surveyors, and construction managers, EMI and its volunteers desire to use our skills to serve people worldwide through the design of buildings and facilities; to design a world of hope.

The representatives in Michigan are hosting an online meeting on March 18th, at 7pm, to hear from one of the structural engineers on staff, who also is the Intern Coordinator for their offices. He will be sharing about a current project or two, and about the internship program.  Details and zoom link to follow! 

Please save the date and look for our future email. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or confirmation that you’re interested, so we can put you on our list for the meeting. 

See you there! CorrinneSarahMark, & Jason Michigan Network


Job Posting – City of Wausau (Internship: Civil/Surveying)

The City of Wausau is looking for 1 or 2 students to fill openings for their “Engineering Seasonal Technician” positions. The ideal candidate would be a student in a Civil Engineering/Surveying program, or a related Engineering program. Interested students can get more information and apply here.

David Huempfner, PLS

City Surveyor

City of Wausau – Engineering

715-261-6754 (office)

715-581-5987 (cell)

Wausau City Hall

407 Grant Street

Wausau, WI 54403-4783


Job Posting – MSA Professional Services

At the career fair, we will be looking for Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering Interns, Co-ops, and entry level full-time positions. MSA is committed to mentoring and teaching to assist student’s grow in their professional careers. Please visit our website at www.msa-ps.com to learn more about MSA and our current openings. 

More information on MSA

MSA Professional Services started in the 1930s as a rural land surveying business, MSA has grown into an employee-owned, multidisciplinary consulting firm employing more than 350 engineers, architects, planners, funding experts, surveyors, GIS experts, landscape architects and environmental scientists. We have 17 offices across four states (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) and collaborate to pioneer projects in communities throughout the United States. You can learn more about us in our video.

MSA has earned a variety of notable industry accolades. The Milwaukee Business Journal identified the company as the third largest engineering firm in Wisconsin in its 2018 report. MSA was also selected Wisconsin Company of the Year for 2018 by the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association. We also pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and take seriously our commitment to offering a fun, engaging professional culture as well as a healthy work-life balance. 

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. I encourage you to share this information with your organization and we hope to speak with you at the career fair!

Thank you,

Alicia Fluhr | HR Business Partner
MSA Professional Services, Inc.100% Employee OwnedAn Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
+1 (563) 584-2900