Scholarships. Mentors. Job skills. Michigan Tech’s New Million-Dollar Program Puts the T in STEM.

February 11, 2018

Houghton, Michigan – By 2020, one in five new jobs in the state of Michigan will be in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math. A National Science Foundation grant will expand the number and diversity of academically talented, financially disadvantaged students beginning and completing four-year engineering technology degrees at Michigan Technological University.

The five-year $999,483 Engineering Technology Scholars IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS) project will award 12 first-time undergraduate engineering technology students with four-year scholarships and 36 students transferring from community colleges in Michigan and neighboring states with two-year scholarships—$4,500 per student per funded year.

The first round of scholarship applications is open. The deadline is February 28. Apply at

Michigan Tech’s School of Technology offers five undergraduate programs that create applied engineers who design, install, manage, operate and maintain complex technological systems in all kinds of industries, from construction to manufacturing and health care.… Read the rest

Application Deadline for DNR Conservation Officer Recruit School is March 1

February 11, 2018

23-week training academy runs July through December

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking candidates for its Conservation Officer Recruit School, a 23-week training academy that is the first step in becoming a conservation officer. The application deadline is March 1.

Recruit School #9 runs July 15 through Dec. 20 at the training academy in Dimondale, near Lansing.

“The academy demands total effort and commitment,” said 1st Lt. Steve Burton, training section supervisor in the DNR Law Enforcement Division. “It challenges recruits academically and physically. But those who succeed are on the path Recruit_trainingto an exciting, fulfilling career as a Michigan conservation officer. Not just anyone can wear our gray and green uniform. Only the finest men and women should apply.”

The DNR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity among its applicants. During the academy, recruits become state of Michigan employees and are paid biweekly.… Read the rest

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