Month: October 2018

Event: AGC – Student Contractor Awareness Night (Nov. 1st)

It is time to sign up for AGC SCAN!

SCAN stands for Student Contractor Awareness Night. This years event will be held in Marquette on November 1st. We will leave at noon and visit three job sites in the Marquette area and then have dinner with some contractors from around the region. We will leave at noon and return at 10:30 PM.

To sign up, go to the student organization page and sign up as a member of Husky Construction and Design and then contact me, Lynn Artman, to sign up for the event. If you do not sign up as a member of Husky Construction, the trip will cost $20. This is a great event and I would encourage everyone to attend if at all possible.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Lynn Artman (

Info Session: Supermileage System Enterprise

Supermileage System Enterprise will be putting on an info session this Friday (October 26th) in Fisher 129 from 6-7 pm. Free pizza and pop will be provided. Feel free to bring friends and all that might be interested! We are mainly mechanical engineers and electrical engineers (need more though), but are open to all majors who are interested.
We will be discussing our projects for the year, goals determined to reach, and current progress of this semester. Don’t be afraid to bring some questions for us to answer. Hope to see you there.

Job Posting: DTE Energy

Looking for a coop?  DTE is looking for you.  Contact us if you

  • Have shown an interest in structures and Geotechnical fields
  • Are in junior or sophomore year of college
  • Demonstrated a proficiency in their civil engineering classes
  • Work well in a team
  • Communicate well in both verbal and written mediums
  • Follow up on assignments/dependable

For more information, please contact John Dau at

International Senior Design Information Session – Wed., Oct. 24, 7-8 pm

This is a quick reminder that we will be holding an information session for the 2019 International Senior Design program tomorrow (Wed.) evening, 7-8 pm, in Dow 875.
If you can’t attend but are still interested in the program, please let me know.  Please also invite any others who may be interested.
David W. Watkins, Ph.D., P.E.

Time Change: Five under Thirty-Five

Five incredible Michigan Tech alumni, under the age of 35, who are following their dreams will visit campus to inspire and energize the student body. We invite deans, chairs, faculty, students and the community to join us at the Rozsa Center at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 for a facilitated panel discussion.

Below are brief bios about our outstanding alumni speakers:

Amy Storer (’10 Social Science) is an Intelligence Analyst for Homeland Security Investigations in Savannah, Georgia and is a professor of American Government at Savannah State University and the College of Coastal Georgia. She earned two master’s degrees from Harvard University (’17) and Johns Hopkins (’12).

Ben Almquist (’04 Materials Science & Engineering) is an assistant professor in Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Ben leads a research group that straddles the interface between nanotechnology and biology. His research has led to recognition as a 2017 Emerging Investigator by the journal Biomaterials Science, along with invited talks around the world at conferences such as the World Economic Forum.

Kevin Moran (‘10 Mechanical Engineering) manages manufacturing operations and is the lead mechanical designer at H3D gamma, a new company working to revolutionize the way we identify and localize gamma-ray sources. Prior to his current position, he worked for Manoj Bhargava, the founder of 5 hour energy, and scaled Mt. Denali during its worst summit in 30 years.

Sarah Carlson (‘03 Chemistry) is an assistant professor of surgery at Boston University and a vascular surgeon at the Boston VA Medical Center. She has a passion for complex aortic aneurysm repair and mentoring young surgeons in training.  

David Vennie (‘05 Electrical Engineering) is a partner in Worldwide Power Products (WPP) in Houston, Texas,  a top provider of power-generation solutions to clients around the world. He has worked at WPP for eight years and is the Vice President of Sales and Engineering.

Job Posting: Michigan DOT (Civil/Env) – In the UP!

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer, located in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

As the recognized resource, position functions as multi-disciplinary for the utilities and permit coordination for the geographical area covered by the Crystal Falls TSC.  Responsibilities including providing technical advice and consultation to utilities, the TSC’s permit agent, contractors, and other customers for timely completion of permit work and utility relocation activities in the area.  This position acts as a liaison between MDOT and utility companies/agencies during the design and construction phases, and is responsible for recommending final sign-off on plans for approval and utility clearance.  This position maintains project records, communications and other relevant project information regarding utility and permit operations.  This position will also assist with the development and construction of MDOT road projects, and provide technical support to the TMC 12.

Possession of a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or in civil and environmental engineering OR Will be obtained by December 31, 2018 is required.

You may view the job posting here:  Transportation Engineer.

Job Posting: Strand Associates (On Campus, Oct. 10/11th)

Strand Associates will be on campus to conduct interviews on Thursday, October 11. A job description and interview details are available on the Career Center/Handshake website. They are looking to hire full-time civil and environmental engineers at all of their 10 locations. Strand is hosting an information session on Wednesday, October 10 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM in Dillman Room 214. Attached is a firm profile with additional details.

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