Archives—August 2018

CareerFEST 2018

CareerFEST kicks off on Tuesday (Sept. 4) under the CareerFEST tent, located between the EERC and Chem Sci buildings.

Faculty members are encouraged to support career development at Michigan Tech by announcing CareerFEST events in class and by offering in-class or extra credit to students who attend.

To help students better prepare for recruiting season and Career Fair, Career Services offers a month-long series of industry-sponsored events and career development workshops on campus.

Students can explore industries, discover careers and meet employers during Industry Days, which are offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in September at the CareerFEST tent.

“I started networking with companies early and went to as many Industry Days as possible,” stated Matthew Rudy, electrical engineering alumni ‘18. “Recruiters knew me by name at Career Fair.”

CareerFEST also offers events that help students improve their resume, interview, and job search skills throughout September.

The complete schedule of CareerFEST events is available online.

Help the National Science Foundation think outside the box; enter the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition!

Dear Colleague,

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. It’s an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF’s mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country’s global leadership in science and engineering.

Entries will be accepted through October 26, 2018. For more information, including entry instructions, eligibility, rules, and judging criteria, please visit the NSF 2026 Idea Machine website.

***Please share this announcement broadly.***

NSF 2026 Idea Machine Working Group

National Science Foundation

2415 Eisenhower Avenue

Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Engineering Ambassador: first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. in MEEM 1021

Welcome to the fall semester!

Are you interested in becoming an Engineering Ambassador at Michigan Tech?
Do you want to be a part of outreach to elementary and middle school student to teach about engineering?
Do you want to grow in your professional communication skills?
If yes… then you should check out Michigan Tech’s Engineering Ambassadors Program! Open to Engineering and School of Technology majors. Join a group of students who present on an engineering topic and conduct a hands-on activity at local schools to excite students about engineering! New ambassadors are recruited at the start of the fall semester (early September) and start of the spring semester (early January).
Our first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. in MEEM 1021.
Contact interim program director, Nancy Barr, with questions or interest in joining the program, at

Electrical Engineering Technology Lab Assistant

Dear All,

Hope you had a wonderful summer, Welcome Back!

If you are looking for a part time position while going to school, the Electrical Engineering Technology program is currently looking for a Lab Assistant starting Fall 2018:


  • Assist in procurement, and installing equipment in EET labs.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and safety of the EET labs and their equipment.
  • Responsible for inventory of the EET labs supplies and their equipment.
  • Provide technical assistance to the EET faculty in their research activities and lab development, time permitting and as it may be applicable.
  • Provide tutoring assistance to the EET students.

The position is open to sophomore, junior and senior students. Senior students should have a one year remaining before graduation. If you are interested, please send your resume to:


Nasser Alaraje, PhD

Professor and Chair

Electrical Engineering Technology Program

School of Technology

Michigan Technological University

2013-2014 US Fulbright Scholar – Qatar University

Phone: +1 906-487-1661 (office)

Phone: +1 906-487-2259 (School of Technology)

FAX: +1 906-487-2583




Forest Service Summer Job Opportunities 2019

The Forest Service Job application process for 2019 summer positions is upon us.  The online application period for jobs in Oregon and Washington will be September 17 through October 12, 2018.  To apply, go to USAjobs website ( ) and use the attached step by step instructions to apply.  If you are interested in working in the Land Survey Field, apply to the Survey Aid – GS 2, 3 positions and the Survey Technician GS 4, 5 positions.   See2019 Jobs list for other position opportunities.

For additional information you can visit the following website.

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12B Combat Engineer – Construction and Engineering Specialist at Army National Guard (ID: 44156387)

Army National Guard has an opening for a 12B Combat Engineer – Construction and Engineering Specialist in their Calumet location. We thought you might be interested in this opportunity. To explore this further you’ll find more details and the application instructions on the job details page below.
Have a great day.

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Special Topic PE course – New for Fall 2018

Brand new, this Fall 2018, we are offering a new Special Topics PE course called “Active Michigan Tech”!   This is a course that will let the individual student explore the wellness culture at Michigan Tech to help them get off on the right foot with their own personal health and wellness journey.  The Active Michigan Tech Course will be done through Canvas (online) and is a one-credit course that will run the whole Fall 2018 semester. The class is listed under PE 1210 “Special Topics”. If you have questions, feel free to email Whitney Boroski at or Craig Pellizzaro at


The Active Michigan Tech PE class can be added until noon on Friday, August 31 or until the class reaches capacity (which may be before August 31).


Note that this class is restricted to those with a freshman or a sophomore status.


The link to the syllabus: “Active Michigan Tech” Course Syllabus


 Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 18, 2018
Track-II: Advanced Studies Institutes  Program Guidelines: NSF 18-505
The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged  workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences …
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 Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 18, 2018
Track 2 Proposals  Program Guidelines: NSF 16-562
Natural disasters cause thousands of deaths annually, and in 2013 alone caused over $130 billion in damage worldwide. There is clear societal need to better understand and mitigate the risks posed to the US by natural hazards, consistent with the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) “…to promote the progress of science [and] advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare….”  NSF and the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) have long supported basic …  More at


 Full Proposal Deadline Date: September 19, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-575  NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university …  More at