Job Posting: Morgan & Pramley

Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. is currently accepting applications for a civil engineering position with an emphasis in municipal engineering. Experience and interest in street and road design, bridge design, water resources, waste water treatment and dams are preferred.

Successful applicants will join our experienced staff in completing engineering design and construction projects primarily throughout Rusk, Sawyer, Chippewa, Barron, Taylor, Price and Clark Counties.

Entry level and experienced civil engineering candidates are encouraged to apply for this position. Qualified candidates will demonstrate competent technical skills, knowledge of civil engineering concepts, principles, and practices, proficient use of AutoCAD, strong communication and writing skills, a strong sense of integrity and goal setting, a cooperative attitude, and on‐going desires to learn and help clients.

Education requirements include a B.S. or Master’s degree in civil engineering. Applicant should also have knowledge of applicable state regulations. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license. A professional engineering license is not required but the candidate will be expected to pursue registration as a Wisconsin Professional Engineer.

Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. offers competitive compensation, vacation, sick time, insurance benefits, retirement, and a professional work environment.

Qualified applicants can also apply by sending a letter of interest and resume mptld@centurytel.net

Applicants may also call (715) 532-3721 to discuss the opportunities. More information can be found on our website www.morganparmley.com  

Co-Op Employment Opportunity with the Village of Howard, WI

The Village of Howard is interviewing for Summer 2022 Internships, and for Summer/Fall 2022 Co-Ops which are seasonal positions. Interviews in the Green Bay area or via virtual meeting are currently available.

Requirements include:
• Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Tech, Civil/Survey Major, or other related field of study.
• 2.5 GPA or above
• Student Visa, Permanent Visa, or U.S. Citizen,
• Freshman Class Level or higher, and/or Graduate Engineer.

The Village of Howard, approximate population of approximately 20,000, located in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area, is seeking hard working students looking to further their engineering experiences and knowledge through firsthand experience. Construction inspection provides a basic background for civil engineering courses and valuable job experience. Students will obtain valuable construction inspection experience that
can be added to resumes and is highly regarded by prospective future full-time employers. The Village of Howard’s Engineering Department provides construction inspection and administration services for municipal roadway and utility construction projects, typically totaling from 5 to 10 million dollars annually.

Student employees can expect to enjoy a professional, relaxed, atmosphere. While working for the Village you can expect to perform a wide variety of tasks that will give you a more complete understanding of the construction process and a background for your future career.

Generalized Responsibilities Include:

  1. Represent the Village of Howard on the construction site when the Contractor is working usually in excess of an 8 hour day. Work includes effective interaction and communication with surveyors, soil testers, engineers, and construction personnel.
  2. Use and learn about contract specifications and plan-reading skills along with basic land surveying skills to ensure that construction complies with project plans and specifications.
  3. Perform inspection for utility and roadway construction projects.
  4. Verify/record constructed locations of installed utilities.
  5. Maintain a daily log of all construction activities and pertinent conversations or instructions discussed with the contractor(s).
  6. Keep track of construction pay item quantities on a daily basis.
  7. Communicate/report to the Staff or Village Engineer on project progress.
  8. For Co-Op students there will also be the opportunity to assist in record drawing development, preliminary project designs, estimating, and planning.

AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Excel, construction inspection and surveying skills are highly desirable but not required. Having your own vehicle for transportation and a valid driver’s license is required. Wages and mileage
reimbursement are competitive.

Apply via email or regular mail by sending resume and cover letter.

If interested in a paid learning experience, please contact:
Mr. Michael Kaster, P. E.
Village Engineer
Village of Howard
1336 Cornell Road
Green Bay, WI 54313-8923
Email: mkaster@villageofhoward.com
PH:1.920.434.4060
Fax:1.920.434.4072

Seeking Drawdown Scholars for summer 2022!

The Penn State College of Engineering is seeking talented applicants for its Drawdown Scholars program taking place this summer from June 1 – Aug. 4, 2022 on the Penn State University Park campus.*

Commonly seen as the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, the Drawdown mission seeks to pursue a practical, solutions-oriented path ahead for action on climate change. The Penn State Drawdown Scholars program supports that mission by training students in:

  • Technical, ecological, and social solutions for climate mitigation
  • Climate communication
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Leadership and professional development
  • Team-based project development
  • Global engagement

Drawdown Scholars will be paired with Penn State faculty mentors according to their mutual interests to conduct laboratory, field, and/or modeling research to advance Drawdown strategies for reversing global warming in several topics, including:

  • Electricity
  • Food, Agriculture, and Land Use
  • Industry
  • Transportation
  • Buildings
  • Land Sinks
  • Coastal and Ocean Sinks
  • Engineered Sinks
  • Health and Education
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Program Details

  • Program dates: June 1 – Aug. 4, 2022
  • Student stipend: $600/week
  • On-campus housing provided*
  • Travel reimbursement up to $400*

Encourage Students to Apply!

  • Open to undergraduate students in any major who are interested in Drawdown’s mission to reverse global warming
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or U.S. territories if not a full-time student at Penn State
  • Must be at least 18 years of age with plans to graduate in December 2022 or later
  • U.S. students from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, including women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Apply here: https://www.engr.psu.edu/drawdown/apply.aspx

*Please note: This program is planned as an in-person research experience, but the format may shift to virtual or hybrid depending on safety and health regulations pertaining to COVID-19. Updates will be made here. For more information about how Penn State is responding to COVID-19, please visit the University’s website.

Summer Research at Purdue

Greetings from Purdue! 
The application for Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) at Purdue University is due on Feb 15 (less than 2 weeks)!

Participants receive:

  • $5100 stipend for the 10 week summer research program
  • Present at our end of summer symposium 
  • Professional development seminars to prepare you for graduate school 
  • Additional mentoring and community building activities as part of a growing support network

Don’t forget to check out the Pathways Program, which is a unique SURF cohort experience. This is a paid opportunity for underrepresented students to learn how a graduate degree can prepare you for different career pathways, including being a faculty member, working in a government setting/National Laboratory, Industry, and more! 

The final deadline for SURF is Tuesday Feb 15, 2022. Please contact eur@purdue.edu if you have any SURF related questions. If you have any questions about the Pathways Scholars Program, please email me at jem@purdue.edu and/or review www.engr.purdue.edu/pathways for more information.

Best wishes,
Dr. Jackie McDermott

PS – Check out the Free Early Discovery Mini-Conference at Purdue University in April 2022. If you identify as an underrepresented student in engineering (freshman and sophomores) and interested in learning more about graduate school, then apply to the online Early Discovery mini-conference.  The deadline is March 10, 2022).  Apply here: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Oaef3vKsRi87rM

USDA Forest Service – Civil Engineering Positions

Husky Innovate Talk with Jukka Vornanen, Global Wood Supply Manager, IKEA of Sweden

1/25/22, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Zoom

Registration required: bit.ly/IKEATalk

A new session was added to Innovation Week! IKEA will join the Innovation Week line-up with a short virtual discussion highlighting how they innovate when faced with the challenges of the modern age. 

Jukka Vornanen, Global Wood Supply Manager, IKEA of Sweden, in Älmhult, Sweden will present IKEA’s philosophy and the big ideas that are moving IKEA forward. Jukka will talk about collaboration with Tech to offer student internships and co-ops. Erin Syth, Institute Manager of IPEC, and Cody Kangas, Director of Corporate Relations, will moderate the discussion.

Attendees will find out:  

  • How wood, a commonly used material of the past, is being imagined for a new future at IKEA
  • Hear more about how IKEA works with its Democratic Design process
  • What the Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 means and how it is part of the IKEA vision

Student co-op opportunities abroad in Sweden are offered at the 2022 Michigan Tech Career Fair.Lisa CasperHusky Innovate Program ManagerPavlis Honors College722 Minerals and Materials Engineering Building906-487-1662pronouns: she / her / hers
lcasper@mtu.edu

Innovation Week 2022

Save the Date! Innovation Week 2022: 1/24 – 1/28/2022Innovation Week is taking place the week of January 24th. Innovation Week, hosted by Husky Innovate, is a celebration of innovation both on and off-campus. We will host talks with alumni entrepreneurs, showcase campus innovation and interactive events. Connect with alums, students and faculty. Drop in for one event or several. Stay tuned for event announcements. Contact or all Innovation Week events: Lisa Casper (lcasper@mtu.edu)Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
1/24/22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom
Registration required, register by January 20th: bit.ly/IEpaneldiscussion

Interested in learning more about Northern Michigan startup resources? We’ve lined up leaders and experts from the region to kick-off innovation week and share what their organizations have to offer innovators and entrepreneurs. All will share resources that are available through their respective organizations and roles. Topics will include programming, commercialization resources, the strategic mission of each organization, and how they might be able to help Tech innovators both before and after graduation.

Panelists:

  • David Rowe, CEO of the MTEC SmartZone, our local Houghton business incubator
  • Patrick Visser, Chief Commercialization Office, MTEC SmartZone
  • Jason Mack, Vice President of Business Development, MTEC SmartZone
  • Eric Roberts, Executive Director of 20Fathoms, the Traverse City business incubator
  • Jay Meldrum, Executive Director of Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center and Liaison to the Grand Traverse Area for Michigan Technological University 

Unboxed Challenge: Treasure Hunt with Jannah Tumey 1/25/22, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Wadsworth Hall

Registration required, register by January 21st at 5:00 pm: bit.ly/InnovationUnboxed
Michigan Tech Innovator, Jannah Tumey, Assistant Director of the Center for Educational Outreach, developed Unboxed Challenges™, an innovative approach to the escape room during Covid-19. Unboxed Challenges are fun, interactive, scenario-based activities. Students will draw on technical, creative, and interpersonal skills to solve challenges. Come join the treasure hunt, prizes will be awarded. See attached flyer for more details.

Husky Innovate Talk with Dr. Colin Brooks: Developing the Cross-I System for Inspecting Railgrade Crossings1/26/22, 12:00- 1:00 pm, Zoom
Registration required, register by January 22nd: bit.ly/ColinBrooks

Senior Research Scientist with Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI), Colin will discuss an innovative I system for inspecting rail-grade crossings that he and his team are developing and the steps they are taking to make it available nationwide on a commercial basis. MTRI Inc. facilitates the commercialization of intellectual property of Michigan Tech and the Michigan Tech Research Institute. Brooks has developed Crossing-i, an automated, drone-enabled grade crossing inspection system. The Crossing-i system can determine whether vertical approach grades create a risk for vehicles to get stuck on tracks, assess the adequacy of visual sightlines at the crossing, and locate relevant assets such as gates, lights, signage, etc. It uses high-resolution images collected via drone / uncrewed aerial system (UAS) that are then processed into 3D data for analysis. See attached flyer for more details.

Reverse Pitch Event with the Office of Innovation and Commercialization
1/26/22, 4:00- 4:00 pm, Zoom
Registration required, register by January 22nd: https://bit.ly/ReversePitch2022
Nate Yenor, Director of Tech Business Incubation with the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at Michigan Tech will report out about their applied research top teams who are poised to launch their innovation into a startup. Teams may be looking for talent, champions, and industry-specific advice during this reverse pitch event. Innovators, entrepreneurs, and Michigan Tech community members interested in what’s new and innovative at Tech will find this presentation interesting. Join us to make connections and support our innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Generation Zoom with Cassy Tefft de Munoz
1/27/22, 12:15- 1:15 pm, MUB Ballroom A and Zoom

Zoom registration required, register by January 21st: bit.ly/HIWgenzoom

When Summer Youth Programs resumed in 2021, the Center for Educational Outreach documented surprising observations about participants compared to pre-pandemic. After surveying other colleagues involved in outreach, we confirmed widespread trends apparent in today’s youth that together indicate the delineation of a new generation: Gen Zoom. Join us online or in-person for an interactive discussion on this topic. Light refreshments provided; please bring your lunch, or grab C-Cubed to-go! See attached flyer for more details.

Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition

1/27/22, 4:00 – 5:00 (pre-event mixer), 5:00 – 7:00 pm (competition), MUB Ballroom A or Zoom
Contestants registration required, register by January 21st:  bit.ly/2022BobMarkContestantregistration
Audience registration: bit.ly/BobMark2022

All faculty, staff, and students, and community members are invited to the annual Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition taking place on January 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the MUB Ballroom A. A pre-event social mixer will be held for attendees and contestants starting at 4:00 pm. The Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition to be hosted by Husky Innovate, Pavlis Honors College, and the College of Business.

Audience members and contestants also have the option to join virtually over Zoom, pre-registration required: bit.ly/BobMark2022
Graduate and undergraduate students across campus disciplines are invited to pitch their business model in 4 minutes to a panel of judges. Contestants are required to register by January 21st: bit.ly/2022BobMarkContestantregistration
The Business Model Boot Camp will help contestants to prepare their business models. All contestants are encouraged to attend. It will be held on January 19th. Register for the Bootcamp by January 18th: bit.ly/HIbmcbootcamp
Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition prize categories:  

  • First Prize: $2,000 
  • Second Prize: $1,000 
  • Third Prize: $500
  • Honorable Mention (1 prizes): $250 each 
  • Audience Favorite: $250 sponsored by Dan Green, Entrepreneur and Principal at the BlackFin Group  
  • Breakout Innovation Award sponsored by the MTEC SmartZone- $1,000
  • Social Impact Award sponsored by Dr. Elham Asgari, CoB – $1000

About the Competition
A follow-up to our Idea Pitch Competition, the Bob Mark Business Model Pitch Competition assesses the potential of an idea through the product-market fit of a team’s value proposition with its proposed customer segment(s). The competition is a great way to come together as a campus and community to support our students and their innovations. Prizes will be awarded to the most scalable and actionable business model pitches.
This event is a tribute to the late Bob Mark, Professor of Practice within the College of Business. Mark started the Elevator Pitch Competition at Michigan Tech. The Bob Mark Pitch Business Model Competition recognizes his entrepreneurial spirit and its continuation at Michigan Tech. The 2022 Bob Mark Business Model Competition is hosted by Husky Innovate, PHC, and the College of Business. Husky Innovate is Michigan Tech’s resource hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We host free workshops, competitions, NSF I-Corps lean startup training, innovation talks, internships, mentorship and we cohost the Silicon Valley Experience with the College of Business. See attached flyer for more details.

Husky Innovate Talk with David Shull1/28/22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Zoom

Registration required, register by January 25th: bit.ly/HItalkDavidShull
During Innovation Week, join Husky Innovate for a talk with Michigan Tech alumnus, David Shull, who is one of the founding team members of the popular career platform Handshake. Launched from Michigan Tech, Handshake is the largest early career network in the United States, connecting over 1,300 universities, 600,000 employers, and over 10M students. Handshake was designed to democratize access to opportunity. Today, Handshake is valued at over $1.5B and operates in the United States and the United Kingdom. In this talk, David will share stories and learnings from scaling a startup from 5 to 500 people, and the journey from Houghton to Silicon Valley and then London. See attached flyer for more details.

UG student worker needed – NASA project

Interested in working on a project for NASA? Have you taken CEE 3810? Interested in contributing to journal and conference papers about the research? If so, Dr. Paul van Susante is looking to hire on an hourly basis (10 hr/week at $15/hr) an undergraduate student (US Person or Citizen) with geotechnical knowledge for immediate start in January to help with his NASA cone penetrometer project. They need to perform a great many 1m deep cone penetrometer tests under controlled conditions (inside the freezer container) where we have to reset the testbed with lunar simulant, compact to the desired relative density and create icy layers with specified wt% ice (particles or cemented). The lunar simulant then needs to be emptied from the testbed and put in the drying container to dry out before the next test. The tests themselves include a regular ASTM DCP, a modified instrumented ASTM DCP, a handheld electronic cone penetrometer, a percussive cone penetrometer with 5 different cone geometries. The work is on campus in the Benedict Lab. Safety training and respirator training will be required. You will work with the other students as part of the Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab (www.huskyworks.space) and work may be available/extend through summer.  If you are interested, please contact Dr. van Susante to express your interest and send your resume highlighting your geotechnical knowledge at E-mail: pjvansus@mtu.edu . 

SURF Applications Due Feb. 11

Applications for 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer 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 $4,000.

For more information and access to the application materials and instructions, visit the SURF web page or contact Rob Handler at rhandler@mtu.edu.

CEGE Senior Design Colloquium

The Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department is pleased to invite the University community to attend the fall 2021 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 100 & EERC 103.  Zoom links are also included in the presentation information below.   

EERC 100

GROUP 1: Remediation of Osceola Mine Drainage

(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/89390901638)

GROUP 2: Michigan Potash Transportation and Transload Development

 (Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/8018512887)

EERC 103

GROUP 1: MTU Facilities Management: Pedestrian Pathway

GROUP 2: Baraga County: Pelkie Rd over Silver River – Hydrologic Analysis & Diversion Structure Design

Group 3: Footprint Possibilities, Inc., Mocambo Arriba, Panama – Water System Design

(Zoom link: https://michigantech.zoom.us/j/86070914923)