Day: November 28, 2018

New Course: BE4930/5930 Engineering and Applied Conservation

This is a new course offered Spring 2019 taught by a faculty who is heavily involved to solve engineering problems associated with whale conservation.  For CEE students, this can be used as a professional elective.

BE4930/5930 – Engineering and Applied Conservation: This course will introduce students to current and future conservation practices. Students will learn how to assess and address conservation problems through the development of engineering technology. The hope is to expose students campus wide to the applications and opportunities available to applied engineering in conservation.

Credits: 3.0

Semesters Offered: Spring

Meeting Time: T Th 9:35AM-10:50AM

Restrictions: Must be enrolled as one of the following class(es): Jr, Sr, Grad

Pre-Requisite(s): none

Instructor: Rupak Rajachar

Interested students that would like more information can contact Dr Rajachar ( and Ariana Tyo (, the graduate student helping him with the course, directly. Or stop by Dr Rajachar’s office (MM309).

UG Research: SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on January 25, 2019.

A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fisher 132.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the webpage or contact Paige Hackney.