Day: January 12, 2021

2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Applications for 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer working on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor.

SURFs are open to all Michigan Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, please visit the SURF webpage.

Job Posting: SME Co-op

Why become a Co-Op at SME? You’ll get a chance to have real responsibility from day one, not just look over someone else’s shoulder. And, you’ll be taking the first step toward discovering and setting a course for your life’s work!

SME’s Co-Op experience is designed to kick-start rewarding careers in consulting practices. Our program provides daily, hands-on opportunities to learn about foundation design concepts, the overall construction process, construction materials testing and evaluation, failure analysis methods, non-destructive testing techniques, pavement and site civil design, and how to interpret plans and specifications. And, you’ll get to work with some of the finest professionals in consulting practice! We also offer our Co-Ops great benefits!

2020 has certainly been a challenging year for everyone. We have several spots still open for our 6+ Month 2021 Co-op program starting in May!

Locations include:


  • Bay City
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Lansing
  • Plymouth
  • Shelby Township


  • Cleveland


  • Indianapolis

More information and the application process can be found here: Questions, can be directed to Jennifer Wegner ( or Melessa Michael (

CS1090 – Introduction to Computing Principles

Students who would like to know more about computer programing may be interested in CS1090 (Introduction to Computing Principles) this spring. This course can be used as a professional elective for both Civil and Environmental Engineering students.

Description: Intro to fundamentals of computing using Python for students with no prior programming experience. Students develop computational thinking skills vital for success. Course uses programming to introduce algorithms, abstraction, data, global impact, and internet technologies.

Permission of instructor is needed to enroll in the course. Link to course information is below.