Author: Julie Ross

Student research development opportunity

The Pavlis Honors College is hosting a series of research-related workshops designed to educate students on best practices to enhance their research efforts.  The next workshop in the series will be held on Tuesday evening, November 14 from 6-7pm in Library 243.  The focus of this workshop is “How Not to Plagiarize!” and will be facilitated by the Library’s Jenn Sams.  The workshop is open to anyone on campus interested in learning more about this topic so that they can apply it to their research endeavors.  A list of upcoming workshops can be found here.

Registration will reopen TONIGHT: Additional course sections have been added

Spring registration had closed for a few days but will reopen on Tuesday, November 14 at 10pm.

Schedule additions:

  1. Additional section of CEE3810 (Soil Mechanics) lab, Thursdays, 8-11 am.
  2. Humanities has added another section of HU 2830, Public Speaking and Multimedia and HU 2810 Research and Writing in Communication.  Both of these courses count for the Communication/Composition requirement.
  3. Humanities also added another section of HU 2503 Introduction to Literature, which is on the Critical And Creative Thinking list.
  4. Humanities has added an online section of HU 3120, Technical and Professional Communication.  There are 9 spaces available in that course.
  5. First year students who have scores of 3 or higher on the AP Spanish exam but weren’t able to take Spanish in the fall can take HU 3293 and get the same 9 placement credits after finishing with a B or higher. We are not able to offer HU 3294, 3295, or 3296 this spring (these are the classes designated for students with AP credit).  HU 3293 counts as an alternative to UN 1025 Global Issues.

CM4990: Membrane Separation Fundamentals & Applications

CM 4990/5900 Membrane Separation Fundamentals and Applications

Time: MWF from 3-4pm.

CM 4990, is for undergraduate seniors.  Prereqs:  CM 3120 or CEE 4502 or ENG 3200 or MEEM 3201 or MY 3110

CM 5900 is for graduate students.

Dr. Da Costa is an expert in this area and so this a great opportunity.  See attached for detailed description.

Membrane Course Flyer

Info Session: Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise

Come learn about the Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise at our information Session:
Wednesday, November 8th, 5:00-6:00pm in MEEM 402.
IGS works to find solutions to problems facing areas in need. Currently, we are engineering a low cost ventilator for a hospital in Ghana and are in active new project development. IGS offers students the opportunity to apply skills to alleviating global problems and collaborating with teams locally and abroad with the possibility of being able to travel. Students in any major are encouraged to join! Fish tacos will be provided! 
If you have any questions or are interested and unable to make it, email Nichole at

General Meeting: Railroad Engineering and Activities Club

REAC meeting will be held, November 7th at 7pm in Fisher 101.
Some key things to note:

  • This will be the last chance/ day to sign up for our annual Fall field trip (Click Here for more deets & to sign up!)
  • We will be having a special speaker, Derek Harter (an MTU Civil Engineering graduate), discuss works with Canadian Pacific Railroad and its Capital Investment Program (More details on this can be found in the attached flyer)
REAC looks forward to seeing you at 7 on the 7th!  —–BTW: free JimmyJohn’s Subs and pop—–

CEE4760 – Optimization Methods in CEE (Course Info)

CEE 4760/5760 – Optimization Methods in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Semester: Spring 2018
Instructor: David Watkins, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Undergraduate students: (MA2320 or MA2321 or MA2330) and (MA2720 or MA3710).
  • Graduate students: None.

Course info: CEE 4760_Course Description Flyer

Please contact Dr. David Watkins ( for more information.