Author: Julie Ross

LEED Training Student Invite – Winter Webinars

Start this year right with new credentials in the field of sustainability: the LEED Green Associate! Spearheaded by the US Green Building Council, LEED accreditation tells employers about your knowledge and commitment in the field. While LEED itself is a scorecard for Green Buildings, people can also become LEED accredited highlighting their expertise about what it takes to work and build sustainably.

Our training workshops have assisted over 12,000 students and professionals learn and think critically about the material with an impressive passing rate. Given that the exam doesn’t have a high pass rate on its own, enrolling in our course provides the optimal path to secure your designation. Seize the opportunity to make the most of this year by investing in your success!

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training – Webinar and Online self-paced options:

I will be offering live webinars that can be streamed on any of the following dates:

1. February 10 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
2. March 16 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST
3. April 13 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EDT
4. May 11 2024 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EDT      – OR –

5. On-demand recordings completed at your own pace

The above options (1-5) are all identical.

Register for a live online seminar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here –

These webinars are the easiest way to learn the material, including everything you need like the training, practice exams, helpful tips, and textbook. With instruction from a USGBC Faculty member, this is the most efficient way of learning without breaking the bank!

Cost: $200 with the code ‘green’ for $100 off! (Non-students $300)

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at

Thanks again,

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
Head LEED Trainer at LeadingGreen
USGBC Faculty

Job Posting: Ultium Cells

I am Jason Mathews, the environmental engineering lead for a battery cell manufacturing company, Ultium Cells, that is near Lansing, MI. Ultium Cells is a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions that manufactures state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery cells. I would be more than happy to discuss these opportunities with students so please also pass along my contact information.

Full Time:

Internship (paid):

P.S. Go Huskies!! (2019 MTU CEE Grad)


Jason Mathews (he, him, his)

Ultium Cells LLC, Environmental Team Leader, Lansing, MI tel:1.419.769.6089

Scholarship: Asphalt Institute Foundation

The Asphalt Institute Foundation is pleased to announce the Bill and Shireen Kirk Scholarship for 2024. More than $80,000 in scholarship funds has been awarded to students from across the United States since 2020. We encourage you to share this scholarship opportunity with any prospective student applicants that may need financial assistance for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be a third- or fourth-year undergraduate student; masters; or doctoral student.
  • Be pursuing a degree in business, chemistry, civil engineering, construction management, marketing, or sales. Preference will be given to students who have a focus on civil infrastructure, particularly in the study of asphalt materials and its use.
  • Applicants from any U.S. state are encouraged to apply.

Below is the link to the online application. We are working to get the word out about this opportunity for students as the deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024.

Job Posting: Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)

NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) located in Ann Arbor, MI or Muskegon, MI is hiring a 

Physical Scientist (Hydrographer), ZP-1301-3 (ZP-3 is equivalent to GS-11)The announcement will be open for 14 days; it is set to open on 1/22/2024

 and close on 2/5/2024

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a hydrographer, responsible for processing, analyzing, and producing hydrographic data acquisition products and surveys. Under general direction and guidance on project objectives, manage hydrographic datasets and facilitates data transfer.
  • Create data products for survey projects. Maintain awareness and understanding of current hydrographic survey techniques, procedures, sensors, and software to study, define problems, and make improvements to a variety of hydrographic technical systems and procedures.
  • Apply recognized project management principles, techniques, and tools to manage, and track projects to meet requirements. Research project plan requirements using multiple sources; compile supporting documentation; and solicit feedback from user groups.

Specialized Experience include all of the following:

  • Processing, producing and analyzing hydrographic survey data; and
  • Evaluating a variety of hydrographic survey techniques, procedures, sensors, and software to assess issues and improve hydrographic technical systems and procedures.

Applicants should pay careful attention to all the requirements, including submission of transcripts and answering the eligibility and vacancy questions (look for “To preview questions please click here.” in the vacancy announcement).

All US Citizens or Nationals apply here:

Job Announcement # (DHA): OAR GLERL-24-12270852-DHA

SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) Applications Now Open

SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) 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 Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term. Awards are up to $4,500. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.

Students who have questions about the program or application process can take advantage of a virtual drop-in advising session with the SURF coordinator, Robert Handler (ChE).

Our remaining drop-in advising session is scheduled for this date:

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF webpage or contact Handler at