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Month: April 2018

State of Michigan Legislative Fellowship Program

Michigan House of Representatives

We are now accepting applications from undergraduate seniorslaw school or master’s students, and recent graduates (August 2017 through August 2018) from these programs.

As in previous semesters, this program is designed to provide a more comprehensive experience than a traditional Legislative Internship by offering additional professional development and networking opportunities, as well as a wage of $15.00 per hour.  Our goal through this program is to prepare each group of Legislative Fellows to join the workforce at the end of the semester.

We encourage applicants to be thorough in their preparations to apply for this opportunity.  While previous legislative or office experience is not required, we will be looking for strong candidates to participate to ensure the continued success of the program.  Please note, the application deadline is 5:00PM on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Here are the links to the Legislative Fellowship Program information:

Please feel welcome to contact our Human Resources department with any questions you may have regarding this exciting opportunity.

Primary Contact

Kaley Mae Rahl

Intern Coordinator

Michigan House of Representatives | Human Resources

PO Box 30014 | Lansing, MI 48909-7514

(517) 373-0993 | krahl@house.mi.gov

For further information about current internship postings, please visit
http://www.house.mi.gov/Jobs/employment.asp and select “House Internships”.


Mind Trekkers mentioned at “State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure” before House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power

On February 27, 2018, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor at San Jacinto Community College in Pasadena Texas, stressed the importance of K-12 STEM partnerships and their impact on creating a talent pipeline in her testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Energy Subcommittee Hearing: State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.

“Closing the gap will require that multiple entities begin working together to understand the needs and ensure that applicable, highly-sought after skills are being taught to students. Through these partnerships, we can create a talent pipeline to enable graduates to move into rewarding careers, and also provide industry with a knowledgeable workforce, ” stated Hellyer.    Click here for the full testimony.

Among many of their outstanding programs and activities, “outreach STEM events have exposed more than 18,000 pre-college age students to the world of  STEM by partnering with Mind Trekkers from Michigan Technological University for a two-day STEM festival that brings experiments to local elementary schools and the community, and invites students to serve as judges for local school science fairs. The festival is sponsored by numerous industry partners including Dow Chemical Company, INEOS, Chevron Phillips, Austin Industries, LyondellBasell and PetrochemWorks. Dow has also donated $10,000 for San Jacinto College to create STEM kits for area schools that lost classrooms due to Hurricane Harvey.”

Michigan Tech is proud to be partner of San Jacinto Community College and all its efforts to advance learning, scholarship, and inspiration in tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information on Michigan Tech’s Mind Trekkers, please visit www.mindtrekkers.mtu.edu.

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Materials Science Students Promote Science on the Hill

April 18 - Materials students office visit
left to right: Michigan Tech students Jeffrey Brookins, Violet Thole, John Falecki, Jonah Jarczewski

On April 18th, Michigan Technological University materials science students took advantage of the opportunity to use their passion for science and technology to promote the importance of fundamental research.  As a part of The Material Advantage, a materials science professional society (materialadvantage.org), students met Congressional Members and Staffers from the State of Michigan, advocating for materials science through building relationships and educating policymakers about their concerns.

April 18 - Materials students Bergman's office visit
left to right: Jonah Jarczewski, Jeffrey Brookins, Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1st District), Violet Thole, John Falecki

Graduate Students Jeffrey Brookins and Violet Thole also visited Capitol Hill in March through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop, a program designed to teach students about the federal budget process and effective science communication.

Moolenaars April 18 - Materials students office visit
left to right: John Falecki, Jonah Jarczewski, Violet Thole, Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-4th District), Jeffrey Brookins, Eva Vrana (Legislative Assistant)