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.
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)
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)
8:30 AM – 11 AM (Dr. Melanie Watkins: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/84615539970)
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mark your calendars—the 21st annual Design Expo will be held virtually on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Registration Deadline: March 04, 2021, by 11PM
Video Judging: April 12-15, 2021
Virtual Design Expo: April 15, 2021, 2-hour live event
*The exact time is being finalized.
What will this year’s Virtual Design Expo look like?
RocketJudge is a platform designed to streamline competitions—the platform works with more than 500 different competitions a year around the world to provide electronic scoring for professional conferences, university poster sessions, invention conventions, science fairs and more.
Who will use RocketJudge: Enterprise and Senior Design team videos will be asynchronously scored by judges over the course of four (4) days, April 12 – April 15, leading up to the Virtual Design Expo, April 15, 2021. Prior to the start of Virtual Design Expo, judges will have the opportunity to review team video presentations and assign a score.
Who will use Zoom: The Michigan Tech community, friends, family, and corporate sponsors are invited to tune into Zoom for the Design Expo Opening Remarks to officially kick-off the event. More information to come.
Registration for Zoom is coming soon.
Gatherly is a platform designed for spatial video chat. The platform lets users move around and talk freely to others at the event. As soon as you move close to someone on the map, you automatically start video-chatting with them. Move into an open group, and you’ll join their conversation seamlessly.
Who will use Gatherly: The Michigan Tech community, friends, family, and project sponsors are invited to tune into Gatherly for a 2-hour event where teams and audience members have the chance to engage in conversations over project work, discoveries, and everything in between. Registration for Gatherly is coming soon.
Please check out the Design Expo student page for more information.
– Several graduates of MTU engineering programs will be available to answer all of your questions!
- “Ask me anything” format
- Theme: “Imagining Tomorrow”
– Submit questions via Google Form or to a moderator live! – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFvHtUjVrpO_iMmrQWel78S7D2BXjCNhROo4CoYLwSbJA5nw/viewform?usp=sf_link
– Hosted by Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society
As part of 2021 Engineers Week programming, MTU’s Tau Beta Pi MI-Beta chapter will be hosting a moderated alumni panel on Wednesday, February 24th at 4PM. Students will be able to ask questions to MTU College of Engineering alumni about their post-graduate careers and the future of industry in alignment with this year’s Engineers Week theme of “Imagining Tomorrow”.
Students will be able to pre-submit their questions here or ask them in real time. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about what to expect and how to shape and adapt your own skills and abilities to meet the ever-changing demand of an engineering field.
MTU ASCE student chapter will be hosting a special seminar on the Mackinac bridge next Monday, Feb 15th, 5 – 7 pm. Paul Giroux, Kiewit, will be presenting.
The zoom link. Password: ASCE
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The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2020 senior design team presentations on December 18 from 8 am – 12 pm. This semester students have undertaken a wide range of projects to fulfill the Department’s senior design requirement.
GROUP 1: Parking Garage Replacement Project for the City of Houghton, MI
(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/99657037897)
GROUP 2: Proposed All-Season Route US41 to M-38 Connector, Baraga County Road Commission |MnDOT I-35W Stormwater Storage Facility, Brierley Associates
(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/93954468341)
GROUP 3: Stream Crossing Improvements, Baraga County Road Commission & KBIC | Water Supply/Treatment for Adjei Kojo, Ghana | Wastewater Collection/Disposal for Kuna Nega, Panama
(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/83738494755)
Oroville Spillway Recovery Effort Presentation – December 8 @ 1 pm.
Join Zoom Meeting, ID: 87323894878
Presentation Background: In the first two months of 2017, atmospheric rivers dumped an entire average year’s runoff (4.4 million acre-feet) into Lake Oroville. Amid this extreme weather, erosion of the main, gated spillway at Oroville Dam triggered the use of the adjacent emergency spillway for the first time. Subsequent erosion of the hillside below the emergency spillway and concerns about its possible failure prompted the Butte County Sheriff to order a mandatory evacuation of nearly 200,000 people living downstream of Lake Oroville.
In 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) completed the first phase of the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project—rebuilding and strengthening the 3,000-foot long main spillway to safely handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second for the 2018 wet season. In 2018, DWR reconstructed the top 730 feet of the main spillway and added structural concrete to the middle portion of the spillway to make it capable of passing flows of 270,000 cubic-feet per second. In 2019, DWR also reconstructed the emergency spillway. The upper portion of the hillside spillway has been armored under several feet of roller-compacted concrete and a concrete cut-off wall has been placed in the bedrock to prevent any erosion from migrating uphill.
DWR has also developed a comprehensive needs assessment for the Oroville Dam complex to identify priorities and solutions to bolster the integrity and resilience of the complex to assure public safety.
Speaker Bio: Michelle Banonis is a 1999 Environmental Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech. She is currently the Assistant Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources out of Sacramento, which oversees the largest user-funded water infrastructure project in the country and delivers water to nearly 30 million people. Previously, Michelle worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation as well Pierce County Washington Public Works and Utilities. She is a licensed attorney and has worked in the areas of policy, law, biology, ecology, and engineering. Michelle is also an elected board member of the National Lawyers Guild which seeks to further social justice reform.