Day: January 27, 2021

SURF advising session – Jan 29


Virtual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Advising

Applications are open for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)! The deadline is Friday, February 12.

If you have questions about applying to the SURF program, watch our video and join us for a drop-in advising session. Dr. Robert Handler, SURF program manager, will be available to answer questions on Zoom on Friday, January 29, from 3-5 p.m. at

Internship: City of Hastings, Minnesota Engineering Department

The City of Hastings, Minnesota Engineering Department is looking for an Engineering Intern to assist with construction observation and office duties on a 0.9 mile, $3-4 million street and utility reconstruction project, a 2 mile, $0.5 million mill and overlay project, and various GIS data collection tasks. Depending on an applicant’s prior experience, there will also be the potential to assist Engineering Department staff in project design preparation including collecting field measurements of city infrastructure and drafting. Hourly salary is $14-16 depending on qualifications. 40 hours per week Monday – Friday. Working hours, start & end date and schedule are flexible (depending on project demands and on employee’s desired experience and work schedule), with a total of 625 hours available. Applicant should be pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Valid driver’s license and authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer are required.  Applications should be submitted online via the City of Hastings website by March 15, 2021:

Contact Bryce LeBrun, Staff Engineer for questions.


Phone: 651.829.9611

Job Posting: Timiny R/R Construction Inc.

Timiny RR Construction Inc. is searching for young people interested in or looking for a career in the construction industry.

We have openings in Toledo, Ohio and Cleveland – our geographic presence covers 7 states.

Pending the individual, we have field positions open and office environment positions with up to 50% travel required.

My job is to provide a platform for all employees to succeed and simultaneously make sure they are aware it is up to them to create additional opportunities for themselves.

As most companies, personal drive and determination exhibited will determine investment we are willing to make on their behalf.

We are a small company so there is substantial exposure to all aspects of the industry vs getting stuck doing takeoffs or singular task assignments (I had a few of your interns while at Kiewit).

Web site is  Send applications directly to David Landreth at

Scholarship: Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation Scholarships

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation (EESF) has as its Mission “to secure and direct resources to advance environmental engineering and science in the areas of research, education and practice”. Towards that end, the Board of EESF has created six annual scholarships for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science students at the undergraduate and Master’s levels.

A $2,500 scholarship is being offered in each of the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Environmental Engineering*
  • Undergraduate Environmental Science*
  • Master’s level Environmental Engineering
  • Master’s level Environmental Science
  • Master’s level Environmental Engineering for Under-Represented Minority (URM) Students
  • Master’s level Environmental Science for Under-Represented Minority (URM) Students

*The two undergraduate scholarships will target students transferring from Community Colleges.

For eligibility requirements and application forms, refer to the links below:

To find answers to our most frequently asked questions, go to

Info Session: Blue Marble Security (Jan 28)

It’s not too late to join Blue Marble for the Spring 2021 Semester!

Blue Marble Security Enterprise is holding a second info session this Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 pm. All majors are welcome, including but not limited to: Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Business majors. Come and learn about Blue Marble Security and what we have to offer, hear about our ongoing projects, and see if one piques your interest!

Project Spotlight:
We have a brand new alternative energy project, dubbed the UP Community Energy project!  This project intends to take a look at utilizing Alternative Energy as an industry for potential long term investment and revenue source for the communities of the Upper Peninsula. 

The goals of this project are to determine:

  • Appropriate application of various forms of renewable energy
  • Integration of energy verticals to balance seasonality
  • Economics behind feasibility of adoption of these technologies

Majors are very flexible: Everyone has something to offer.  

If you’re interested in this project or in simply learning about Blue Marble Security, join us using the Zoom link below!
Zoom Link:

Click this link to join the BMS Discord server! Connect with current members including Management, ask questions about the enterprise, and receive important announcements!

If you want to check out the current projects and past projects Blue Marble Security Enterprise has had, please check out the website Blue Marble Security Website
If you can’t make it to this info session, but have any questions or are interested in joining Blue Marble Security Enterprise, feel free to email me at

We hope to see you there!
Alexandra (Alex) Patterson | Michigan Technological University | Electrical Engineering | Blue Marble Security | Vice President of Communications | XALT Energy | Embedded Software Engineering Intern

Internship: Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) internship program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and law students like you to get hands-on experience in public service while learning more about transportation challenges and advancements in the U.S.

How to Apply

Start and submit your application for the Summer 2021 STIPDG program by clicking the button below. Throughout the process, you can save your application and return to it at a later time. You must include the application documents listed in the section below to complete the application process.


The Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive

The MTU Sustainability Demonstration House recently launched the Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive.  We are collecting even more items than last year to divert from the landfill: dental products, disposable razors, plastic films, plastic bottle caps & rings, egg cartons, and foil-lined snack wrappers.  For each of these items, we found a unique recycle or reuse opportunity.   Our flyer is attached and the official guidebook can be found here (there is also a link for the guidebook on the flyer).  We would love to see our entire department participating in this event!