Month: July 2020

Virtual Fall Career Fair

Fall Career Fair Will Be Virtual
by Beth William, Career Services
Like many areas of campus, Career Services fall events are going to look a little different this year. Due to social distancing on campus, travel restrictions at many recruiting organizations, and the health and safety of our campus community, Career Services will host our fall career fair virtually.The virtual fair will be held on the platform Career Fair Plus; the same career fair app students have been using for the past 5 years. Career Fair Plus allows students to schedule times to meet with recruiters causing less disruption to their course schedule.To allow for student and recruiter flexibility, we have added a second career fair date. The fair dates are Sept. 23 and 24. In the coming months, Career Services will conduct training and demos for both students and employers, so when the big day arrives, everyone will be ready to hit the ground running.We have also pivoted our traditional Industry Days into a few different virtual events, including a Partners Only Preview Fair on Sept. 9, for our corporate partner companies typically present at the Industry Days.Companies will also host information sessions, networking events and more via our virtual platforms. We will also continue to host our events for resume reviews, interview prep and virtual career fair tips.More information is available at mtu.edu/careerfair.


John Irwin – new MMET Chair

John Irwin is our new MMET Chair

Tech Today article

The College of Engineering at Michigan Tech announces that John Irwin (MMET) has accepted the position of chair of the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology beginning today (July 1).

Irwin is a professor and served as associate chair of the MMET department this past year with Walt Milligan (MSE), who was interim chair during the department’s transition from the School of Technology to the College of Engineering.

“I am looking forward to Dr. Irwin’s leadership in the department of MMET. This is one of our strongest hands-on programs, graduating strongly qualified, highly sought for graduates,” stated College of Engineering Dean Janet Callahan. “Dr. Irwin’s extensive experience with continuous improvement of academic programs through ABET is a strong asset he brings to the department.”

Irwin has taught many courses in the MET program. Most recently, courses in Parametric Modeling, Statics and Strength of Materials, Product Design and Development, CAE and FEA Methods, Computer-aided Manufacturing, and Senior Design.

His research interests include problem-based learning methods applied in the areas of CAD/CAM, static and dynamic model simulation, and product and manufacturing work cell verification. Irwin is also an affiliate professor with the Department of Cognitive Learning and Sciences, and Director of the Research and Innovation in STEAM Education (RISE) Institute at Michigan Tech.

Irwin earned an AAS in mechanical design engineering technology from Michigan Tech in 1982, a BS in technical education at Ferris State University in 1984, an MS in occupational education at Ferris State University in 1992, and an EdD in curriculum and instruction at Wayne State University in 2005.

Irwin is a former collegiate cross country and track & field letter winner and later competed as a company-sponsored triathlete. Later he continued his athletic interests as a cross country coach for Mott Community College. John continues to run, swim and bike as an activity. Read more on the College of Engineering Blog.