On Wednesday, Feb 23, stop by Fisher 129 at 5 pm to build spaghetti towers with the Built World Enterprise and the CEGE Student Success Coaches. Test your engineering skills on who can build the tallest spaghetti and marshmallow skyscraper with this fun activity.
GEI was late in getting registered for today’s Virtual Career Fair. They still have multiple time slots open for several different disciplines.
Pavlis Honors College (PHC) is accepting applications to the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (URIP) for the 2022-2023 academic year. The internship program will run from September 2022 through mid-March 2023 and is open to any undergraduate student on campus with an identified faculty research mentor. Faculty and students who are already working together are welcome to apply.
PHC will provide $800 in funding for the student intern, with the expectation that faculty will provide equivalent matching funds to be dispensed concurrently, resulting in a total of $1,600 paid at a rate of $10/hour over the course of the internship. Faculty may make use of research funds, IRAD, startup packages or consult their chairs, deans or center/institute management to identify the source of their match.
Details regarding the application process can be found on the Pavlis Honors College website.
The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Friday, March 25. Faculty need to supply a letter of support as part of the application package. If you have questions about the submission process, please email email@example.com.
The Undergraduate Research Internship Program is made possible with the support PHC and by generous donations from the Portage Health Foundation and the DeVlieg Foundation.
MTU American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is hosting Allied Construction on Monday, February 21st at 5:45 pm.
Allied is looking to hire MTU students for summer internships and would like to speak to anyone who is interested. They are providing pizza and drinks at the meeting for those who come! An estimated number of students is greatly appreciated so please accept the google calendar invite if attending.
Finland leads the world in the UN sustainable development ranking! Here is your chance to go to Finland and experience why and especially how Finland is so sustainable.
On February 16th at 4:00 pm, there will be an info session for the summer 2022 Finland faculty-led study abroad program. The session will take place in room 144 in the Forestry Building. See attached flyer for more details. Questions can be directed to the faculty leader, Mark Rudnicki firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, February 17, 2:00-3:00pm, Van Pelt Library 244
Not sure if your news is fake? Not even sure what that means anymore? Join us to talk through some lateral reading strategies that can be helpful when evaluating your sources. This workshop will feature discussion and hands-on exploration of real-life examples.
Refreshments will be provided. Register to attend here: Bad Info: Search Like a Fact Checker workshop
CP is hiring (3) engineering summer interns to work in our asset management group out of our Bensenville, Illinois office. The posting can be found here. CP will be available virtually at the career fair on February 16th as well.
The Social Science department will be offering a new course this summer that helps to satisfy elective requirements for the Humanitarian Engineering minor and may be of interest to students in your programs. SS3105-Native American and Indigenous Communities will be offered during Track A in a hybrid format M-R 12:30-1:35 in AOB 201.
The World Water Day (WWD) Committee asks you to keep in mind that 2022 World Water Day will be virtually celebrated at Michigan Tech from March 17-22 (the events are being planned now). WWD has been celebrated annually at Michigan Tech since 2007. World Water Day events will again include a student Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition instead of a poster competition, because it is a better fit for our virtual format. KBIC Tribal Water Day and Michigan Tech World Water Day speakers will present on March 22nd. There will be an art show, and other virtual student engagement activities. World Water Day is sponsored worldwide by the United Nations—this year’s theme is “Groundwater – Making the invisible visible”
The student 3MT competition has two categories: (1) original student research; and (2) course-based research. There will be student cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for both categories!
Here is the link to the Google Form students should use to register for the competition. Students must register by Friday, March 4th. Once registered, the WWD Committee will send a second form to which registered students can submit their video and supporting materials, which will be due the week prior to World Water Day (Friday, March 18). Attached to this note is a link to Michigan Tech’s 2020 winning 3MT presentation by Jordan Ewing. This is a great opportunity for students to enhance their skills in presenting and communicating research and coursework to a lay audience, and also an effective way to motivate students to do their best work! If you have any questions, please direct them to Robert Handler (email@example.com).
The Michigan Section of the ASCE encourages the advancement of the Civil Engineering profession by qualified and interested students. To that end, the ASCE Michigan Section offers financial support through two scholarships. These scholarships have been endowed through the efforts and generosity of individual Civil Engineers and leading Civil Engineering companies throughout Michigan. Applications are due by Memorial Day.
Named in honor of Michigan’s #1 Civil Engineering Project of the 20th Century by the ASCE Michigan Section membership in December 1999, the Mackinac Scholarship is intended to recognize a premier Civil Engineering student from Michigan. The award will be presented annually, and will consist of a two-year grant of $5,000 each year (totaling $10,000 over a two-year period) to a student entering his or her junior year at an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program. The award considers merit, personal initiative, and financial need and encourages both participation in a student chapter of ASCE and contributions to the advancement of student engineering.
Named in honor of an outstanding Past-President of the Michigan Section and the Western Michigan Branch of ASCE, the Marvin L. Zuidema Scholarship Award is presented annually to a student member of ASCE who has made a contribution to the advancement of student engineering activities. This award will consist of a one-time grant of $1,500, and considers academic performance as an indication of preparation for a future career in Civil Engineering. The Zuidema scholarship is available to either a junior or senior in an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering program.
Click the link below to access more detailed information and the application itself. ASCE Michigan Section Scholarship application