The 2012 Society of Automotive Engineers SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge is being held at Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan. Links to Photos and Videos of 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Action can be found at 2012 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Videos
The Michigan Tech Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees (SSEED) program (funded by NSF S-STEM) is in its second year of four. In 2011-12, the program awarded 33 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to engineering juniors and seniors. The program awarded five fellowships of $8,000 each to first-year engineering graduate students.
The purpose of the undergraduate scholarships is to improve the retention of upper division engineering students who have financial need and other risk factors that make it difficult to complete their degrees. The purpose of the graduate fellowships is to improve the recruitment of women and minorities to graduate study in engineering.
In 2012-13, the program will again award up to 35 undergraduate scholarships and five graduate fellowships. The program also features mentoring and professional development opportunities. The application deadline is March 15 for undergraduate scholarships and May 1 for graduate fellowships. Share this information with qualified students.
National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. For the past 60 years, National Engineers Week (E-Week) has been celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because Washington is considered by many to be the first US engineer. Each year the national celebration grows, and this year Michigan Tech will jump head first into E-Week with 30 different engineering events on campus for all to enjoy. Continue reading
Expo will be on Thursday, April 12, 2012 EXPO DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS: Team Registration Deadline Friday, January 27; Image Contest Submission Deadline Wednesday, February 15; Sponsor Logo Submission Deadline Wednesday, February 15; Last Chance to Update Project Overview Monday, March 9 Go to the Student Info Page for Registration Instructions
The Husky Game Development Enterprise (HGD) is finally enjoying the fruits of its labor. Its video game Arcane Brawlers is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox Live Indie Marketplace.
Bill Shapton Featured in Michigan Tech Magazine: An engine of change (PDF)
A bumpy ride in the bush in an off-road vehicle has paved the way for the industrial readiness of engineering students nationwide.
Michigan Technological University professor George Dewey, advisor for Michigan Tech Transportation Enterprise, and Enterprise member Kristopher McCoy talked to the council about the proposal.
(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.”