Day: January 12, 2023

Job Posting: Construction Management Internships


This would be for the Summer of 2023. We are flexible on dates but thinking roughly mid-May through mid-August. Attached is the PM Internship posting and an info sheet that gives a broad overview of what experience our Internship program provides.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out: (810-337-8201 or

Dana Brennan-Alaniz


Niles Industrial Coatings, LLC

201 S. Alloy Drive

Fenton, MI 48430

Work: (810) 337-8201


The Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award is awarded annually for a significant paper prepared by a student member of ITE. The award honors the work of Daniel B. Fambro, who was a professor at Texas A&M University and an associate research engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and passed away in 1999. In naming the award in Dan’s honor, ITE recognizes his exemplary service to ITE, and his dedication to his students and the profession. The award provides ITE a means to encourage student members to conduct and report on independent and original research and investigate transportation subjects. The Dan Fambro Award recognizes outstanding accomplishment in this area and shines a spotlight on young and talented transportation researchers.

The Michigan Section awards $500 for first place and $300 for second place. The deadline for submitting paper to me for the Michigan award is February 10.

Scholarship: MSES Student Scholarships

MSES is proud to announce its annual scholarship program available to college students pursuing a major/career in a transportation related field. 

2023-2024 MSES Scholarship

  • The 2023-2024 scholarship application is available at and is due February 13, 2023.
  • MSES Scholarship Program qualifications and guidelines are available through
  • Applications may be submitted through the available online form at
  • Further questions regarding scholarship qualifications and the submission process may be directed to MSES Executive Director, Heidi Holste at

After the applications are received by MSES:

  • Following receipt of the written application, applications will be scored by MSES Scholarship committee members, see criteria on
  • Top scoring applicants will be required to participate in a scheduled video/online interview between in March 2023 
  • Questions regarding interviews and scheduling may be directed to MSES Scholarship Chair, Kelly Agosto at

Engage with MSES

We also want to be sure you and your students are aware of other opportunities to engage with MSES. 

  • All students receive a free MSES Membership by emailing  By becoming a student member of MSES, students will receive access to the MSES newsletter and event opportunities. 
  • Follow MSES on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn of upcoming events and MSES communications.
  • MSES Speakers are available to college groups or to speak to classes.  Email Heidi Holste at if you are interested in this opportunity. 

International Research Experience

An interesting NSF IRES opportunity this summer that may be of interest to some of your students.  It is a 13-week multidisciplinary project looking at autonomous mobility in complex natural environments based on flying and gliding rainforest animals.  They want grad students and graduating seniors and they are offering a $5k stipend.


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Engineering Ambassadors Program – Info Session Monday – 6pm – Fisher 132

Please see the below/attached flyer for the Michigan Tech Engineering Ambassadors program – a group whose mission is to excite local K-12 students about STEM and share your passion for STEM, while improving your own communication skills! Please join us Monday January 16 at 6 PM in Fisher 132 for our Info Session to learn more about the program. Our first meeting is Monday January 23 at 6 PM in Fisher 132. Bring a friend! If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email list, please let us know –

Innovation Week lineup – registration open

Husky Innovate is hosting innovation-themed events during Week 2 (Jan. 17-20) of the spring semester. Innovation Week celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship by hosting speakers and events to inspire and support innovation and entrepreneurship. These events are a great way to connect with alumni, students, faculty and the community.

Check the Innovation Week webpage for full event descriptions. Pre-registration is required for each event. Join us for one event or several!

Keynote Speaker: Leading Innovation with Charles Nwatu — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m. via Zoom

Our keynote speaker, Charles Nwatu, head of security technology assurance and risk at Netflix, will kick off Innovation Week by discussing how diverse perspectives lead to innovation. He will share his journey as an intrapreneur developing innovative solutions within a company, and how his mindset has led to an impactful Silicon Valley career at LinkedIn, Twilio, Stitch Fix and now Netflix.
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 13

New Venture Creation with Eric Roberts — Wednesday, Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m., MUB Ballroom A 

Eric Roberts, MTU alum and executive director of Traverse City business incubator 20Fathoms, has spent a long, diverse career innovating in spaces from Silicon Valley tech start-ups to mobile giants like Motorola and Blackberry. He will talk entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and share experiences with launching new ventures (both successful and unsuccessful). Tips and strategies will be offered for all types of innovators.
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 15

Reverse Pitch Presentation with Nate Yenor — Thursday, Jan. 19, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom 

Nate Yenor, director of tech business incubation with the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at Michigan Tech, will report on applied research’s top teams poised to launch their innovation into a start-up. Teams may be looking for talent, champions and industry-specific advice during this reverse-pitch event. Interesting and valuable for innovators, entrepreneurs and MTU community members who want to know what’s new and innovative at Tech. Make connections and support our innovation and entrepreneurship community!
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 17

15th Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition — Thursday, Jan. 19, 5-7:30 p.m., MUB Ballroom A 

Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students will pitch their business model for a chance to win cash prizes. This legacy event is a tribute to late Professor of Practice Bob Mark. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served and a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Student contestants: Register now — Deadline: Jan. 13

Attendees: Register now to attend remotely

Financing Your Venture Panel Discussion — Friday, Jan. 20, noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom

Hear what investors look for when deciding whether to invest in your company — during both early-stage commercialization and late-stage buy-outs. Experts will share real-world experiences and insight into how investment decisions are made. This talk is helpful for anyone interested in commercializing their venture or for investors who want to hone their skills. Panelists John Rockwell (CEO and president, Accelergy Corporation) and Jeff Helminski (co-founder and managing partner, Auxo Investment Partners) are both Tech alumni and successful venture capitalists, and they will share their insight into venture financing.
Register now — Deadline: Jan. 18 

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition – register by Friday

Husky Innovate collaborators, Pavlis Honors College, the College of Business and the Office of Innovation and Commercialization invite Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students from across campus disciplines to pitch their business model to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes in the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition. 

Our judges represent Michigan Tech’s innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem — their expertise will provide helpful feedback for students to move their ideas forward. 

This legacy event recognizing student entrepreneurial spirit and paying tribute to the late Professor of Practice Bob Mark will be held Jan. 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. in MUB Ballroom A. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community are invited to attend in person or virtually. Refreshments will be served. In addition, a pre-event mixer will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:

  • First Prize: $2,000 — sponsored by Rick and Jo Berquist
  • Second Prize: $1,000
  • Third Prize: $500
  • Honorable Mention: $250
  • Audience Favorite: $250 — sponsored by Dan Green (MTU alum and principal, BlackFin Group)
  • Breakthrough Innovation Award: $1,000 — sponsored by MTEC SmartZone and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Social Impact Award: $1,000 — sponsored by Gates Professor Elham Asgari (COB)

Student contestants can register to pitch their business model through Friday (Jan. 13).

Virtual attendees, please register to watch the event remotely.

Job Posting: WRG Company

Rice Lake Construction Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Water Resources Group (WRG), is a self-performing general contractor building water and wastewater treatment facilities in the upper Midwest. The company’s nationally recognized work includes more than 80 water treatment plants and 200 wastewater treatment plants, totaling over $892 million in water treatment projects. Over three decades of experience provide Rice Lake Construction Group with a critical depth of knowledge in understanding this region’s local, climatic, and geophysical construction conditions.

The culture of all WRG companies is one of inclusion and mentorship. Employees and employee development are two core values at our companies and managers work with each employee to carve out unique career paths and career development opportunities.

Stanek Constructors is an award-winning constructor of municipal, federal, and private sector water and wastewater treatment facilities. Stanek can self-perform the construction process, including structural excavation, site utilities, site grading, concrete work, carpentry, specialty construction, equipment installation, and process piping installation. The ability to self-perform allows the company to monitor every project detail, ensuring high quality outcomes that are on schedule and within budget.

At Stanek, employees are treated like family and hired for a career, not a job. The company provides a harmonious atmosphere with people who like to work and solve problems within a culture that places safety first. Interns are exposed to all facets of construction management and full-time employees are granted every opportunity to gain experience and succeed in their chosen field.

Job Posting: Project Management and Estimating Internship – Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction