Month: February 2018

ORNL Virtual Career Fair (TODAY) @ noon

Are you looking for a research opportunity? Are you interested in expanding your skill set and becoming competitive in your field?

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education are recruiting students in STEM! ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security.

ORNL and ORISE are co-hosting a virtual career fair February 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. EST at a computer or mobile device near you!

Pre-register for the Laboratory Internship Virtual Event today!

This virtual career fair will feature various internship opportunities and research participation programs at ORNL.

Chat with ORNL scientists and ORISE recruiters and get tips on applying! (Check out the attached agenda to learn more about the researchers scheduled to chat.)

This is an excellent opportunity to network and see what a unique internship experience at a national lab would be like! Follow us to stay posted for future opportunities exploring even more programs available at locations around the United States through DOE and ORISE!

Scholarship: Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association (WIAWWA)

The Young Professional Committee created the WIAWWA Scholarship to encourage and support students pursuing a degree in the field of drinking water supply and treatment.  Each year we award a $1,000 scholarship to a University Student and a $750 scholarship to a Technical College Student pursuing a degree related to the drinking water industry.

The scholarship application can be found on our website at:

Please note that application must be postmarked by April 20, 2018.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Devin Booth 
WIAWWA Young Professionals – Scholarship Coordinator
Kenosha Water Utility
4401 Green Bay Rd
Kenosha, WI  53144

Job Postings: MSA

MSA currently has openings for Civil and Environmental Engineering students including interns, co-ops, and entry level.  MSA is committed to mentoring and teaching to assist student’s grow in their professional careers.

  • Civil/Environmental Engineering Co-op (Summer/Fall 2018) or Intern (Summer 2018) |Baraboo, WI
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering Co-op (Summer/Fall 2018) or Intern (Summer 2018) | Madison, WI
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering Intern (Summer 2018) | Dubuque, IA
  • (2) Traffic/Transportation Engineering Intern (Summer 2018) | Appleton or Madison, WI
  • Wastewater Engineering Intern (Summer 2018) | Rhinelander, WI
  • Surveying Intern (Summer 2018) | Rhinelander or Marshfield, WI
  • Surveying Intern (Summer 2018) | Champaign, IL
  • Civil Engineering Technician Intern (Summer 2018) | Baraboo, WI
  • Civil Engineering Technician, Entry Level | Baraboo, WI
  • Municipal/Civil Engineer, Entry Level | Quad Cities, IA/IL
  • Municipal/Civil Engineer, Entry Level | Marshfield, WI

Contact:  Pat Morrow ( for more info

GeoTenerife’s Summer Programme

GeoTenerife’s Summer Programme is now open for applications.

Thanks to the success of previous years’ programmes, we have a record number of placements available from June to September 2018.

The programme is run in association with the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute and includes:

– Geophysical survey for geothermal exploration
– Hydrogeochemical and soil CO2 efflux monitoring
– Volcano & Geothermal Seismic Research
– Diffuse CO2 degassing monitoring
– Hydrogeochemical and soil CO2 efflux monitoring
– Environmental monitoring (optical remote sensing)
– Environmental monitoring (CH4 emission from landfill)

The full range of skills students will learn on this programme is fully outlined on our website (, alongside video testimonials from previous candidates. All programmes are open to undergraduates or recent graduates of relevant subjects. You can follow their progress this summer on our Twitter feed, @GeoTenerife.

We are committed to widening access to our programmes, and we have two GeoTenerife scholarship places available for our summer programme (see You can follow the progress of our scholars this summer on our dedicated Twitter feed, @GeoTScholar.

Application deadline: 3 March 2018.

We also have limited availability left for our week-long Volcano Monitoring or Surface Geothermal Exploration Field School in March 2018. For this programme, places are filled on a first come, first served basis (see You can see what these students get up to by following @VolcanoCamp.


Job Posting: City of Hastings

City of Hastings, MN

Summer Internship 

Description of position: Data collection and analysis on pedestrian infrastructure (sidewalks, curb ramps, signals) for the completion of a self assessment and transition plan required by ADA.

Qualifications: Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related degree, valid driver’s license, and authorization to work in US for any employer.

Please email your resume to Ryan Stempski ( by February 28, 2018!

Job Posting: Undergrad summer work on invasive species management

Weed Team Position for the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA)

If interested, please reply to Dr. Sigrid Resh, KISMA Coordinator, at this email ( with a professional résumé, highlighting your experience and qualifications as related to the job description below.

General Information

KISMA is a partnership with 20 regional partners (Ottawa NF, NPS, DNR (multiple offices), KBIC, MNA, Michigan Tech, KLT, Gratiot Lake Conservancy, TNC, Molpus Timberlands Management, Baraga Iron CD, HKCD, MSU Extension, UPRC&D, Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association). Our mission is to facilitate cooperation and education among federal, state, tribal, and local groups and landowners in prevention and management of invasive species across land ownership boundaries within Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties.

Service Location: Keweenaw, Houghton, and Baraga Counties—working out of Houghton; will also likely travel to Marquette for additional training

Term of Service: ~320 hour term of service (at least 20 hours/week for 16 weeks), from mid-May through mid-September, occasional weekend work required

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep accurate, timely and detailed records of activities
  • Prepare reports on work completed and log data collected
  • Work professionally at all times with team members, community volunteers, and KISMA partners.
  • Map invasive plant species in the tri-county area, using GPS unit, EpiCollect5, and MISIN (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network) app
  • Co-lead invasive removal volunteer work days
  • Conduct independent invasive removals and treatments on partner and private property (with permission) and along hiking trails, including mechanical removal and herbicide application, if licensed
  • Conduct surveys of hiking trails for a targeted set of invasive plants, includes use of hand-held GPS.
  • Assist with training volunteers on invasive plant identification and removal techniques
  • Informally educate the public about invasive plants and recruit volunteers
  • Properly use and care for tools and equipment and follow all safety precautions

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Must be organized, responsible and detail-oriented
  • Must be able to conduct field work under all normal outdoor conditions (rainy, hot, windy, buggy)
  • Must be able to hike 4 miles carrying up to 30 lbs of equipment over uneven and/or steep terrain
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Teamwork skills and/or experience leading volunteers
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Access to a reliable vehicle for transportation of self, tools, and supplies to field sites
  • MI licensed pesticide applicator
  • Ability to identify native and invasive vegetation of MI
  • Experience using a hand-held GPS and GIS software
  • Demonstrated outreach skills and teaching experience
  • Backpacking experience, camping experience and/or outdoor field work experience

Benefits for Position:

  • Work in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula for $11/hour
  • Experience with GPS use, invasive species identification
  • Hone teamwork skills and experience leading volunteers
  • Opportunity to network with many local park managers and environmental professionals.
  • Opportunity to serve local communities and the public by making a difference in the environment and improving habitats in a tangible way

Additional Opportunities Possible:

  • CPR certification may be arranged

Winter WonderHack 2018

Winter WonderHack is Back!

36 hours | prizes | food | tools and gadgets | industry talks and workshops | 300 students | multiple schools | Feb 23-25 at the library

Join us for Winter WonderHack, a 36-hour make-something marathon hosted at MTU in the Van Pelt and Opie library over the weekend following career fair!

WWH is a hackathon in the old MIT sense of the word – create something new from something old (or from scratch). It is open to current and recent students from any school in teams of 1-4. This is an industry sponsored event; we’ll have workshops/talks/demos on Friday night and on Saturday on topics that participants could use in their projects or may just find interesting by mentors, sponsors and faculty and community guests. It’s a good opportunity to learn about new things (like metal casting, how to design pcbs, run a start-up, or graphic design), try out tech you might not otherwise have access to (from microcontrollers to 3d printers), and have some fun (drone racing, lN2 ice cream…). It can be treated as an alternate, focused career fair as well. This event is FREE and open to all current students. Whether you’re an experienced maker or this is your first time, you have a place at Winter WonderHack. So get out there!

If you haven’t already, register and find more info at

If you have any questions, email

It’s going to be epic!

Job Posting: Engineering position in Gogebic County


The Gogebic County Road Commission (GCRC) is seeking an Assistant County Engineer for a full-time job opening.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering and four (4) years in civil engineering, construction inspection, surveying, design, drafting, etc.
  • Successful completion of the “Fundamentals of Engineering” (FE) exam.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan within one year of hire.
  • Valid drivers license to operate vehicles in Michigan.

Under the limited supervision of the Engineer/Manager, will act as a project engineer performing design and drafting with Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) system. Responsible for the field survey, preliminary design, cost estimates, final design, permitting, specifications and other related duties for GCRC. Responsible for performance and documentation of construction engineering in accordance with the Michigan Department of Transportation Construction Manual, including inspection, material sampling and testing of aggregate, bituminous and concrete materials and density testing. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
The Assistant County Engineer is a salary position with a pay rate commensurate on work experience and educational background.

Applicants may apply in person or receive an application at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send cover letter, resume and application to Gogebic County Road Commission, 200 N. Moore Street, Courthouse Annex, Bessemer, MI 49911 or email to