Month: November 2020

Info Session: Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise (Dec 3)

The Consumer Product Manufacturing Enterprise will be holding and virtual information session Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM through zoom. The enterprise is actively seeking new students to join the enterprise. All students are encouraged to attend regardless of year or major. Our hope is that all of the students who participate in CPM will leave empowered with the entrepreneurial, technical, and professional skills to conceive, develop, and market successful products in a company setting. Skills learned in manufacturing disposable consumer products will be readily applicable to other types of products and commodities. We actively promote the expectation that some of our students will go on past graduation to start their own successful business ventures


Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort Presentation

Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort Presentation – December 8 @ 1 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting, ID: 87323894878

Presentation Background: In the first two months of 2017, atmospheric rivers dumped an entire average year’s runoff (4.4 million acre-feet) into Lake Oroville. Amid this extreme weather, erosion of the main, gated spillway at Oroville Dam triggered the use of the adjacent emergency spillway for the first time. Subsequent erosion of the hillside below the emergency spillway and concerns about its possible failure prompted the Butte County Sheriff to order a mandatory evacuation of nearly 200,000 people living downstream of Lake Oroville.

In 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed the first phase of the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project—rebuilding and strengthening the 3,000-foot long main spillway to safely handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second for the 2018 wet season. In 2018, DWR reconstructed the top 730 feet of the main spillway and added structural concrete to the middle portion of the spillway to make it capable of passing flows of 270,000 cubic-feet per second. In 2019, DWR also reconstructed the emergency spillway. The upper portion of the hillside spillway has been armored under several feet of roller-compacted concrete and a concrete cut-off wall has been placed in the bedrock to prevent any erosion from migrating uphill.

DWR has also developed a comprehensive needs assessment for the Oroville Dam complex to identify priorities and solutions to bolster the integrity and resilience of the complex to assure public safety.

Speaker Bio: Michelle Banonis is a 1999 Environmental Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech.  She is currently the Assistant Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources out of Sacramento, which oversees the largest user-funded water infrastructure project in the country and delivers water to nearly 30 million people.  Previously, Michelle worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation as well Pierce County Washington Public Works and Utilities.  She is a licensed attorney and has worked in the areas of policy, law, biology, ecology, and engineering.  Michelle is also an elected board member of the National Lawyers Guild which seeks to further social justice reform.

WTS Michigan 2020-2021 Scholarship Applications

WTS is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation by creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable transportation industry through the global advancement of women. More information about WTS, including the Michigan Chapter, is available at





SAM Companies – Summer 2021 Internship and December Graduate Career Fair!

SAM Companies is pleased to announce their 2021 Summer Internship Program application is live! The application will close on February 5, 2021. For more information, please see the below flyer.

SAM Companies will also be holding a virtual career fair exclusive for December 2020 Graduates on Thursday, November 19th at 9:00am CT. To register, click here.

Internship: Brivar Construction Company

BRIVAR Construction Company is looking for interns for the summer of 2021. They are a smaller construction company that does general contracting in Michigan. Their office is located in Brighton, MI. Anyone is welcome to reach out for this internship if they are interested in the construction industry.

If interested or would like to apply, please contact Natalie Chlapik at or 248-826-9339.  

Civil and Environmental Engineering Store – Now Open!

Brought to you by MTU Chi Epsilon, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Honor Society, the MTU Civil and Environmental Engineering Store is now open until December 1st! Grab your CEE gear and sport apparel for the best department at MTU! All proceeds from the store go towards supporting CEE student organizations here at Michigan Tech. 

Fall 2020 additions include men’s and women’s button-down dress shirts and Carhartt winter hats! We offer casual, business, and outdoor attire for all.

Visit: today!

Construction Internships 2021

A construction internship with Next Step provides students with the opportunity to lead hundreds of students in community-focused construction projects during nine weeks of mission trips. As part of the construction team, you will be directly involved in each project, with specific hands-on experience in on-site leadership, planning, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, and management. You will be overseeing energetic, professional construction worksite experiences for volunteers that greatly benefit the community, all while developing their individual skills. Next Step provides training and support, and places hired construction staff on a construction team in one of 10 communities.

Positions available: Construction Project Manager, Construction Site Supervisor
Salary: $1,500+ (lodging and meals included)
Full Time Position: May 24 – August 10, 2021

For more information, you can visit their website or contact Brian at

You can apply using this link.

AECOM Summer 2021 Internship Opportunities

The two separate positions will be in the North Central Region and South East Region for the summer of 2021.  These positions will require travel to various WisDOT project sites.  Dependable transportation is required and all travel required expenses will be paid  The projects involve highway construction, concrete, milling and asphalt paving, bridge construction, culvert installation, and sanitary sewer and watermain installation.

The internship will supply the successful applicant with construction field experience and the future vision of roadway reconstruction, bridge construction and utilities.  There will be survey work to document the installation, field measurements and daily diary entries which will be field taught by other experienced staff assisting.

If there are questions contact Dillon Schmenk at

Stevens Point, WI Position

Milwaukee, WI Position

Women in Entrepreneurship Day

Join Husky Innovate for a virtual panel discussion with three remarkable entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share how their journey has shaped their perspectives on entrepreneurship, and will reflect on the importance of adaptability and resilience — and how to stay relevant during Covid-19.

November 19th, 12:00 – 1:00

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