(Left to right): Ryan Hoagland ’98 EE; Mark Plichta, MSE chair; Paul Sanders, MSE; Adam Johnson, Corporate Partnerships; Joe Nowosad ’87 metallurgical and materials engineering; Jim Turnquist, Career Services director; Jim Frendewey, School of Technology dean; Bill Lepak ’90 EE; Rick Berkey, College of Engineering; Not pictured: Kate Nowosad, freshman; Chad Arney, J. R. Van Pelt and Opie Library. Joe Nowosad ’87 was on campus this week for some recruiting and a check presentation on behalf of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. They also had a nice display in the library. Joe had a successful recruiting session during the Career Fair, too. He’ll be offering some twenty students positions at the company, and there are more internships, too. “We have many baby boomers retiring who we must replace,” he said. Looks like he came to the right place.
“The prospects are great,” says member Justin Uhall, a fifth-year student from Grand Rapids, who is majoring in environmental engineering. “We want to move the campus culture to sustainability–to change the thinking.”
Michigan Tech’s Transportation Enterprise and Automotive Computing Enterprise (ACE) won the $50,000 competitive grant. Enterprises are teams of students who take on real-world problems and—with industry partners—use their Tech education to find practical solutions.
Square One Education Network has honored Michigan Tech’s High School Enterprise as a “model program” that is an example of “outstanding collaborative partnerships between K-12 education and postsecondary education.” The award, “Winning Combination in Education,” was bestowed Aug. 17 at the group’s Synergy Summit 2011 in Ypsilanti. Last year Purdue University received the recognition.
Enterprise Teams at Expo 2011
Enterprise Award Winners in Poster Presentations
1st – CPM
2nd – IBV
3rd – 3-way tie between Blue Marble, WCE and ETEC
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the inaugural address on January 1, 2011, said Michigan Tech’s Institute for Leadership and Innovation is one of the great successes in the state. Continue reading