Category: Events

ITE Michigan Section Webinar

Increasing roadway capacity by funding capital expansion projects is not always the solution to decrease roadway congestion. FHWA estimates that 60% of congestion is a result of nonrecurring issues such as work zones, bad weather and traffic incidents. TSMO targets the nonrecurring congestion by optimizing the performance of existing infrastructure coupled with utilizing technology to increase roadway capacity, all while keeping associated costs at a minimal. This Virtual Lunch and Learn presentation by Mohammad Al-Akash from AECOM, aims to expound on Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) and provide young professionals with a better understanding of TSMO and its applications. The one-hour session is free to attend and will take place June 8th, 2022, from 11:00 AM EST to noon.

Use link below to register for this free virtual presentation: https://forms.gle/EfkczgifcCDZXLSV8  Registration for the event closes at 5pm on June 4th.

This is a great opportunity for students and young professionals to connect with experienced professionals and learn a little more about TSMO.  While these lunch-and-learns are targeted towards young professionals, anyone is invited to join if interested. If you have any questions or if you would like to present a topic in the future, please contact the YPC Committee Chair Cole Villalobos at Cvillalobos@hrcengr.com.

CEGE Senior Design Colloquium – April 29

The Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the Spring 2022 senior design team presentations. This semester students have undertaken a wide range of projects to fulfill the Department’s senior design requirement. 

Presentations will run from 8 am – 12 pm in EERC 103, Dow 641 and Dow 642, on Friday, April 29th. Zoom links are also included in the presentation information below and on the attached poster. 

EERC 103:

8 AM – 9:30 AM (Dr. David Watkins: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/81492891364)

9:30 AM – 12 PM (Dr. Zhanping You: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/88429635316)

Dow 641:

8 AM – 10:30 AM (Dr. Daniel Dowden: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/87653706179)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Dr. David Watkins: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/81492891364)

Dow 642:

8:30 AM – 11 AM (Dr. Melanie Watkins: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84615539970)

LEED Training – Spring Webinars

Make your resume stand out with the premier sustainability designation called the LEED Green Associate! LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. As buildings can become LEED Certified, people can become LEED accredited! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight.

Our engaging webinars have helped over 10K students and professionals learn the material cold AND clear the exam with a very high passing rate. The LEED Professional Designation has helped past participants attain internships and jobs and now is a great time to add this credential.

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. March 12 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST2. April 2 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST3. April 23 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST4. May 14 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST5. June 2 2022 – 5:00PM – 9:30PM EST6. July 9 2022 – 1:00PM – 5:30PM EST    – OR -7. On-demand recordings completed at your own paceA. LEED AP BD+C (Level 2) – On-Demand
The above options (1-7) are all identical.

Register for a live webinar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here – https://leadinggreen.com/online

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can now be taken online from home. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Cost: $200 – Students can use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150)

Save your seat by registering here for our live or self-paced options – https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
Head LEED Trainer at LeadingGreen
+1-416-824-2677USGBC Faculty
B740 Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

Geomatics Virtual Event – NGA (3/16)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be hosting a virtual recruiting event on March 16. They employ students from many disciplines, including but not limited to: geophysics, earth sciences, geology, geomatics, math, astronomy, physics, surveying and applied sciences more generally. Note that a high percentage of our interns go on to work full time at NGA.

The virtual presentation will focus on geoscience-related employment and internship opportunities at NGA. The event will be an hour and a half where they spend time introducing NGA and our office of Geomatics and the divisions within i.e., GNSS, Photogrammetry, Geosciences and Geodetic Surveys. Employees from the NGA Office of Geomatics will speak generally about what they do, to help students better gauge their interest in our agency, as well as give application tips to apply for employment.

Virtual recruiting event on 3/16/2022 at 4-530 ET.

Join from the meeting link
https://nga.webex.com/nga/j.php?MTID=m910cf41dc7e3fd16aaab56d908f42c4f

Join by meeting number
Meeting number (access code): 2762 854 9067
Meeting password: Huskies (4875437 from phones and video systems)

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-415-527-5035,,27628549067#4875437#<tel:%2B1-415-527-5035,,*01*27628549067%234875437%23*01*> US Toll
Some mobile devices may ask attendees to enter a numeric password.

Questions: geomatics.recruiting@nga.mil

ASCE hosting Allied Construction 2/21

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. 

https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MGd2ZHM3aDE4dmpjZWl1azZpaGtndGY4b3QgY19mbGNuMWFmbjQ3bTM3dWxqb24xNm5udnF0NEBn&tmsrc=c_flcn1afn47m37uljon16nnvqt4%40group.calendar.google.com

Info Session: Finland study abroad info session 2/16

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 mrudnick@mtu.edu.

Search Like a Fact Checker

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

MTU World Water Day presentation opportunity

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 (rhandler@mtu.edu).