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Built World Enterprise Information Session

Are you interested in joining an enterprise?

Built World Enterprise is hosting on information session on Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00pm in Dillman 204. 

Built World Enterprise (BWE) currently participates in the Airport Cooperative Research Program University Design challenge that promotes student involvement in solving issues related to airports and the National Airspace System through innovative approaches. Any major is welcome to participate in the enterprise. 

Job Posting: MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Traffic Signal Design Engineer) Field Services.

Function as a senior transportation engineer, completing or overseeing a variety of assignments in one or more specialized areas of traffic engineering involving traffic signals.

Transportation Engineer 9-P11 Position Description
Transportation Engineer 12 Position Description


Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering OR will obtain by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Traffic Signal Design Engineer) Field Services

Job Posting: MDOT (Traffic Signing)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Traffic Signing) Field Services.

This position assists in coordinating and/or overseeing the development of traffic signing plans developed by the unit and consultants to ensure uniform and comprehensible visual systems for these devices.


Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

Note:  We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor of science degree in engineering by May 31, 2020.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a registered professional engineer license as required by the State of Michigan may be substituted for 6 months of experience at the Transportation Engineer 9-12 levels. This substitution may only be used once for any employee for qualification of appointment or early reclassification.

You may view the job posting here: 

MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-P11 (Traffic Signing) Field Services

Job Posting: MDOT (Newberry TSC)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Newberry TSC).

This position functions as a multi-disciplinary senior-level worker responsible for work assignments in the areas of traffic/safety, utilities and permit coordination, work zone safety and mobility, traffic signal monitoring and recommendations, and safety program coordination.  This position utilizes Region and Transportation Service Center (TSC) staff, contract agencies, direct maintenance crews, contractors and other resources to accomplish safe and efficient movement of persons and goods on the state trunkline system within the TSC.  Responsibilities also include providing technical advice and consultation to utilities, the TSC’s permit agent, contractors, and other customers for timely completion of permit work and utility relocation activities in the area.  This position acts as a liaison between MDOT and utility companies/agencies during the design and construction phases and is responsible for recommending final sign-off on plans for approval and utility clearance.  This position requires meeting tight deadlines and resolving issues to ensure the successful implementation and operation of MDOT services and products.  Successful and continuing customer contact is a requirement fo this position.  This position maintains project records, communications and other relevant project information regarding utility and permit operations.


Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Note:  We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor of science degree in engineer by May 31, 2020.

You may view the job posting here: MDOT Transportation Engineer 9-12 (Newberry TSC)

Spring 2020 courses on environmental philosophy and Indigenous Perspectives

There are two new courses being taught Spring 2020, both of which focus on different ways of reflecting on our relationships to our natural environments, asking questions about the meaning of environment, ecology, resources, and management, with a particular emphasis on the perspective of indigenous peoples.

FW 4111 Indigenous Natural Resources Management Dr. Valoree Gagnon
TR 2:05-3:20 pm, Noblet G029
HU 4700 Environmental Philosophy Dr. Scott Marratto
TR 2:05-3:20 pm, Fisher 131
Though these are distinct courses, they will have several joint meetings, a shared field trip and research project.

Poster with more information is below.


CEE Apparel Store is Open!

Attention MTU Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Students, Faculty and Alumni: the CEE Apparel Store is back open for two weeks only this fall, so get your orders in soon!

Before the store closes to new orders on November 30th, check out a selection of CEE-branded shirts, jackets and sweatshirts! Let everybody know that you’re a part of the best department on campus – many of the items are great outdoor wear or addition to business casual attire.

Shipping is available, as well as free local pickup on campus. Expected delivery in time for Christmas! 

Note: You can select between shipping or pickup on the “cart” page before you pay from the drop-down menu. If you select shipping, the store will follow through for your address and add a shipping charge. 

Proceeds from the store help fund many of the CEE department’s student organizations, including Steel Bridge, ASCE, Concrete Canoe, the Railroad Engineering and Activities Club, Engineers Without Borders, SEEn, and more!

Follow this link to head off to the store:

Any questions can be forwarded on to Alex Christmas at Happy shopping!

Volunteers Needed for Food Pantry

Volunteer to help keep Michigan Tech’s Food Pantry Open for students, faculty, and staff. Volunteers are needed to run the pantry during open hours. Fall hours begin on September 3. Open hours (when classes are in session) are Tuesday 11:30-1:30, Wednesday 2-4, and Thursday 4-6.

Volunteers are needed to open the pantry, answer any questions, hand out food, record pounds of food utilized, tap IDs, dating and putting donations on the shelf, and closing up. Please note that the Husky Pantry is now located in Fisher Hall, First Floor (Former After Math Cafe). Volunteers will undergo a brief training before their first shift.

Want to volunteer? Email the Husky Pantry at

A Day in the Life Video Competition Spring 2019

Hey Michigan Tech students –
Have you heard about the Day in the Life student video competition? It is going on right now. Individual or paired student videos — just a casual, simple video that you record from your cell phone, 2 to 5 minutes in length. Up to 30 prizes (of $100 and $300) will be awarded.
For complete details and submission instructions, see A Day in the Life of a Michigan Tech Student.
Show us your day!

New Course: BE4930/5930 Engineering and Applied Conservation

This is a new course offered Spring 2019 taught by a faculty who is heavily involved to solve engineering problems associated with whale conservation.  For CEE students, this can be used as a professional elective.

BE4930/5930 – Engineering and Applied Conservation: This course will introduce students to current and future conservation practices. Students will learn how to assess and address conservation problems through the development of engineering technology. The hope is to expose students campus wide to the applications and opportunities available to applied engineering in conservation.

Credits: 3.0

Semesters Offered: Spring

Meeting Time: T Th 9:35AM-10:50AM

Restrictions: Must be enrolled as one of the following class(es): Jr, Sr, Grad

Pre-Requisite(s): none

Instructor: Rupak Rajachar

Interested students that would like more information can contact Dr Rajachar ( and Ariana Tyo (, the graduate student helping him with the course, directly. Or stop by Dr Rajachar’s office (MM309).