Month: April 2020

Biometric sensor development summer research

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, is seeking summer research participants for the Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing. The participant will support research to develop a biometric sensor based on measuring and characterizing mitochondrial structure and function as an indicator of Airman health and performance. Specifically, the biometric sensor will detect mitochondria traits to quantitatively inform physiological conditions and predict future performance.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.

Michigan Tech GSG Academic Webinar – Effective Data Visualization

Do you have trouble communicating the importance of your research to an audience visually? Well, sit back and relax at home with Graduate Student Government for an online webinar intended to provide you with tips and resources to get started with improving your data visualization skills.

Communication is increasingly difficult amid large amounts of information in our everyday lives. In publications, writers, designers, and editors increasingly use techniques such as figures, tables, graphs and illustrations to make key points, communicate criteria, and pull out plans and results from the sea of text. This webinar will be led by Jessica Brassard from Michigan Tech’s Research Development Office. Topics discussed will center around seizing opportunities to produce a range of visualizations, including:

  • Foundational concepts of design and visual rhetoric
  • Key takeaways like accessibility and occurrence
  • Books and training opportunities for people to go out and get started
  • Examples of how a little visual editing can go a long way

Questions and screen sharing participant examples will be welcome for the last 15 minutes.

  • Where: Zoom
  • When: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 22)

Space is not really limited but just so we know how many students to expect, be sure to register using this link.

By Ami Kling, GSG Professional Development Chair.

Oakland County Road Commission Seeking Civil Engineers

From Entry-Level to Director of Engineering
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is currently seeking Civil Engineers of all skill levels, from Entry level Civil Engineers to the Director of Engineering. These are unprecedented times, and there are many engineers who are now unemployed or seeking a more stable career opportunity. The RCOC is still actively hiring.

The RCOC is a County-level road agency in Oakland County Michigan. The benefits that they offer are a strong compensation element to all positions. They are known for stability and job security, especially through tough economic times. They are considered essential services.

The Civil Engineering positions they currently have available include:
Civil Engineer I – Entry level, rotational.
Civil Engineer II – Design
Civil Engineer II – Traffic Safety
Civil Engineer III – Design
Director of Engineering (Department Head)

You can find the job descriptions to all these positions and more by visiting Click on “Careers” and then “Current Job Openings”

For questions, contact Jolene J. at 248-645-2000, ext. 2211, or

Teaching faculty Position

Assistant Teaching Professor-Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites
applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor.
The Department is seeking an individual to teach and to provide a high-quality education to its
student body. Responsibilities will consist primarily of teaching the undergraduate laboratory
courses with opportunities to teach other undergraduate courses. In addition, opportunities
may exist for developing new courses and teaching at the graduate level. The successful
candidate also would be involved in advising undergraduate students, service and outreach
activities, and actively participating in continuing efforts to improve the department’s
educational mission.
Minimum qualifications for the position include the B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in
Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Preferred qualifications include relevant
industrial experience and a record of successful teaching at the college level.
This is a non-tenured teaching faculty position. Qualified applicants should send a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching and the names and contact
information of three references. Submission of a sample course syllabus, teaching evaluations
and sample of scholarly work/publications is optional. Initial review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an
adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please submit application materials to Human Resources at the following link: