Summer undergrad research position at Resilient and Sustainable Building (RSB) is a collaborative NSF-funded research project at Virginia Tech

The Resilient and Sustainable Building (RSB) is a collaborative NSF-funded research project at Virginia Tech to develop a comprehensive framework for the early design of mid-rise office building. The main goal of this project is to optimize office buildings performance in terms of economic constraints and environmental impacts.

This summer, RSB is offering four paid undergraduate research positions to help with two ongoing thrusts of the project: structural analysis under natural hazards and environmental life cycle assessment. The anticipated duration of REU is 8-weeks and the interested applicants should be US citizen or permanent resident and enrolled in a US undergraduate program related to civil engineering, construction or architecture for Fall 2019.

Details: https://stostruct.com/2019/02/19/reu-opportunity-at-vt/

DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus Event (4/4/19)

Subject: DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus Event

Millennials will shape our energy landscape for years to come, leading our country into the next generation of nuclear advancement and energy dominance.”  Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

Dear Dr. Reinhall, Dr. Yang, Dr. Lowes, and Dr. Pfaendtner,

I am the Nuclear Energy Sector Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), we are excited to announce that a DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus event will take place April 4, 2019, at Discovery Hall in Richland, Washington.

This unique event brings together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation. The event will feature discussions on the path forward for the nuclear industry and the role innovative technology will play. Participants at the events represent the full spectrum of the nuclear field, including young leaders supporting the existing fleet, those designing small modular and advanced reactors, and those advocating for a thriving nuclear future.

We believe that this is a great opportunity for your students to attend an event that will bring together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation. We would like to partner with you to ensure that you are able to participate in this event.

Participants will have an opportunity to see firsthand the capabilities here at PNNL, hear from leaders in the nuclear energy space, private industry in our communities, learn of internships and job opportunities within PNNL and private industry, network with leaders and meet other young professionals in the nuclear energy space.

Our current plans are for the event at Discovery Hall to begin at 12:00 pm.  We will be offering tours of PNNL facilities and will have an expo area with interactive exhibits and career/intern booths.  At 4:00 pm we will have a keynote speaker followed by a panel session comprised of millennials actively working in the nuclear energy field.  This will be followed at 5:00 pm by a networking reception.  We have confirmed that Framatome and Energy Northwest will participate in our event.  We are pursuing other participants, including NuScale and Terrapower.

Please contact us for more information on how you can ensure you do not miss out on this opportunity to work with us to ensure your students engage in the chance to participate in bringing together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation.

To learn more about what we’re doing at PNNL in the nuclear energy area please visit https://nuclearenergy.pnnl.gov/.   To learn more of the Millennial Nuclear Caucus please visit them at: https://www.energy.gov/ne/initiatives/millennial-nuclear-caucus.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Mark

 

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Mark Nutt
Nuclear Energy Sector Manager

Energy and Environment Directorate

 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
P.O. Box 999, MSIN K9-69

Richland, WA  99352 USA

 

Tel:  509-375-2984

Cell: 630-596-7365

mark.nutt@pnnl.gov

https://nuclear.energy.pnnl.gov

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s Summer Programs

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s Summer Programs Office because students from your department have, in previous years, expressed interest in our Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) summer program.

It occurs to me that Disc*’s interdisciplinary content might also be of interest to the wider Civil Engineering community at University of Washington, as the course incorporates elements of architecture, environmental planning, urban design, landscape architecture, city planning and digital fabrication into its curriculum.

Below is a call for applications that can be forwarded as an email or shared on facebook, twitter, linkedin.

We hope to see more University of Washington Civil Engineering students on the Cal campus this summer!

 

All best,

Chrissie Bradley

Summer Programs Manager

College of Environmental Design

University of California, Berkeley

Reminder: Announcing the 2018-2019 the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

Reminder: Announcing the 2018-2019 the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

I am writing to share the new Guidelines for 2018-2019 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.  We hope that faculty will encourage university students to participate in the competition.  This is often done as part of a capstone design course, for independent credit or as a student professional society project.  Students win cash prizes and the university receives special recognition.  First place will receive $3000, second place will receive $2000, and third place will receive $1000.  First place winners present their designs at a special ceremony at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, DC and at a relevant national conference.

Please share the attached guidelines with any one that may be interested in participating in the program. Continue reading