Month: February 2020

Internship Opportunity

BNI Coal is now accepting applications for the following position in Center, North Dakota: Civil/Mining Engineering Intern.

Learning Opportunities:
This is a great opportunity to obtain experience in mine engineering and learn how engineers support the daily operations, design civil support structures and develop the long and short range mine plan.  This internship will gain experience in surveying using GPS and drones, drilling and blasting operations, mine production tracking of draglines and truck shovel fleets.  The candidate will provide field engineering support for the reclamation crews and develop drawings to be submitted to state regulators demonstrating compliance with BNI’s mining permit.   


  • BNI is searching for an energetic individual with a desire and a capacity to learn about the technologies and processes involved in the operation of a surface coal mine.  The successful candidate will assist the mine’s engineers and surveyors in the day to day support of mining operations.  Dependent on projects and need to support mining operations, responsibilities may include:
    • Surveying related activities using drones and GPS equipment
    • Field and design support for projects relating to mine development such as roads, ponds, diversions and other reclamation activities
    • Field verification of production
    • Assisting engineers and surveyors with daily job duties

Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a sophomore or higher in an undergraduate, accredited engineering program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Demonstrate safe work behaviors around all mine operations
  • Eligible to work in the United States, possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a background check and drug screen
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills

Application close date is March 13th, 2020.

New Horizons in Conservation Conference

The conference is an annual gathering of students and early career professionals who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds in the environmental field and/or committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.  It gives the opportunity to network, engage in hands-on workshops, and hear from leaders and visionaries in the environmental field. You can view a highlight video of last year’s conference here.

This year New Horizons is taking place in Ann Arbor, Michigan from April 1st to April 3rd. The conference agenda is available here. The opening plenary highlights Environment, Equity, Justice, and Community Engagement in Southeast Michigan.

Speakers at the conference include Beverly Wright, Peggy Shepard, Vernice Miller-Travis, David Pellow, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Annie Leonard, Gerald Torres, Deeohn Ferris, Gregory Jenkins, Kyle Whyte, Kim Moore Bailey, Malik Yakini, Donele Wilkins, Mona Munroe-Younis, Nayyirah Shariff, and more!

Information about registration, field trips, sponsorship, travel, and lodging is all located on the website. Registration is available here.

Free registration to the first 100 students who register. Use code NHC2020 at registration.

Feel free to reach out with questions at

Great Lakes Water Levels Lecture

Lauren Fry and Chris Warren of the Detroit District Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (and both CEE alumni) will be presenting a lecture on Great Lakes Water Levels at the Carnegie Museum in Houghton on Tuesday evening. They will also describe how the Corps forecasts lake levels.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The socializing starts at 6:30 pm, and the lecture starts at 7 pm, ends at 8 pm.

Built World Enterprise Information Session

Are you interested in joining an enterprise?

Built World Enterprise is hosting on information session on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00pm in Dillman 204. 

Built World Enterprise (BWE) currently participates in the Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design challenge that promotes student involvement in solving issues related to airports and the National Airspace System through innovative approaches. Any major is welcome to participate in the enterprise. 

NHERI Summer REU Opportunity

The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) community invites undergraduates to apply for the 2020 NSF-funded NHERI Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NHERI REU) Summer Program.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students interested in mitigating the effects of natural hazards are invited to apply online at Undergraduates with an interest in civil engineering, environmental engineering, architecture, geology, computer science, computer programming, simulation, and other related fields will greatly benefit from this research opportunity. Students will spend ten weeks working with a faculty mentor and other REU students on a research-based project at one of ten NHERI research facilities around the country. 

An informational flyer is available online at

Deadline has been extended to March 9, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Internship Opportunities

City Internships (CI) programs provide the skills, experience and connections to launch successful careers in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving employment landscape.

Their positions are filling up quickly, however, there is still good availability for programs in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Dublin, Barcelona and Madrid. All programs include a guaranteed internship in a student’s industry of choice.

All students and recent graduates are eligible for some aid, irrespective of where they study, and the average award last year was just under $2,000. Students may make a student aid application here at no cost.

Students are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

Our 2020 Prospectus is now available here.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is currently taking applications for undergraduates to participate in a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in Advanced Infrastructural Materials located in Lafayette, LA.

They are seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life-changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 10 weeks (May 25-July 31, 2020) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to civil engineering and infrastructure materials.  

Students involved in research in this REU program will participate in a vibrant research community engaged in innovative, multidisciplinary research to address some of the most pressing infrastructural problems. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor and engaged in hands-on research, field trips, and meet and greets with leading researchers in materials science and civil engineering. Students will develop valuable skills conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing, innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation of research findings to diverse audiences.  Students will gain the education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for further academic pursuits in graduate school and future careers in science, technology, engineering and math. For ten (10) weeks during summer 2020, REU students will be housed on-campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This campus is located in the heart of Cajun Culture and is within walking distance from downtown shopping, nightlife, and some of the best Cajun restaurants in the country.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking diverse students from universities and colleges nationwide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation college students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply. 

Selected students will receive on-campus housing, monetary compensation ($500/week), travel support (up to $400), and research support.

Interested students can apply by filling out an online form. Applications are open now through April 6, 2020.

Application website: ;  students must apply for AIM REU Louisiana Site.

 Any questions about the application process can be directed to the site directors: Dr. VJ Gopu at

CEE Career Fair Reception

The companies attending (so far) are listed below:

Abonmarche Consultants, Inc.
Bacco Construction Company
Canadian National Railway Company
Commonwealth Associates Inc.
Consumers Energy
Danny’s Construction Company, LLC
Dashiell Corporation
DTE Energy
GEI Consultants Inc.
Granite Construction Company
Keweenaw Research Center – Michigan Technological University
Kokosing Industrial/Durocher Marine
Krech Ojard & Associates, Inc
Newkirk Electric Associates Inc
Realtime Utility Engineers, Inc.
Rice Engineering, Inc.
Road Commission for Oakland County
Ryba Marine Construction Co.
Spicer Group, Inc.
TRC Companies
Westwood Professional Services
WI DNR Division of Environmental Management
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Job Posting: MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Traffic Engineer) Field Services.

This position will assist in completing or overseeing a variety of assignments in or more specialized areas of traffic engineering involving actions taken to reduce highway crashes.  This position will assist the Safety Data and Modeling Engineering Specialist in providing support to the regions and Transportation Service Centers (TSC’s) in using software and tools associated with the department’s implementation of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and the supportive analytical tools (Safety Analyst, Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSMDM), HSM Spreadsheets).


Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Note:  We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor of science degree by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here:MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Traffic Engineer) Field Services