Weekly Digest 4.14.2021

Weekly Digest

This week’s digest features announcements and postings regarding the following:

On Campus Vaccination Appointments Available

Appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine are now open to all Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff.  As of today, there are still open appointments available.  If you would like to schedule your vaccine through GT, you can make an appointment here: https://mytest.gatech.edu/


Get Out and CEE Atlanta Social – Friday April 16th 

Thank you to those of you who submitted entries for the Get Out and CEE Atlanta contest.  We will be having a social this Friday from 4-5pm to announcement the winners.  Please feel free to join us in congratulating the winners.  Even if you did not submit an entry, attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes as in addition to announcing the winners we will also play some GT trivia!  You can attend the event via Bluejeans here:   https://bluejeans.com/122911026


Mini Materials-Tech Zoom Conference on April 20th – Tire Recycling Problem Statement

We’re hosting a mini-zoom conference on April 20th.  This month’s focus is an industry problem statement from America’s leading tire manufacturer: they want to find a way to help recycle the ~1 billion tires that are thrown away every year around the world.

We’re inviting anyone who might be doing research even semi-related to attend: from materials tech to synthetic biology, the right set of solutions can often come from unexpected places.

I’ve attached a flyer with more information about the event. I’d appreciate it if you could forward it on to your students, faculty and anyone you think might be interested.

They’re also welcome to reach out to me at max@bountiful.work, learn more about us at www.bountiful.work, and check out our podcast here (we recently interviewed Columbia TTO’s Ofra Weinberger and Cornell Tech Director Fernando Gomez-Baquero.)


CEEatGT RED Graduate Fellowships: Call for Applications for AY 2021-22 | EXTENDED

Call for Applications for CEEatGT RED Graduate Fellowships


In Fall 2020, CEEatGT was awarded a $1M grant by the National Science Foundation to enhance the curriculum and sense of belonging of undergraduates in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (More at: https://ce.gatech.edu/news/ceeatgt-awarded-1-million-educational-grant).  This exciting and timely initiative will develop a suite of vertically-integrated courses, highly interactive and problem-based, around grand challenges facing our infrastructure, environment and society – with computational and team development, and reflective learning.  RED Graduate Fellows will participate in capacity building via seminars and workshops and support CEEatGT faculty in developing and piloting new courses, with a commitment of approximately 1 hour per week.  The RED Graduate Fellowship will be particularly of interest to Ph.D. students who are interested in pursuing an academic career after obtaining their degrees.  RED Graduate Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend annually to participate in the Initiative.

To apply, email the following to Anthony Gallego (anthony.gallego@ce.gatech.edu), with a copy to global@ce.gatech.edu, by April 30, 2021: (1) CV (or Resume), (2) a 1-page statement explaining why you are interested in becoming a RED Graduate Fellow, and (3) a letter of recommendation from your academic advisor or instructor supporting your application (1 page or less).


Online Application to Graduate Open

Graduating Masters and PhD students must submit an online application for graduation (OAG) in order to graduate. The deadline for Summer 2021 is May 27 and Fall 2021 is August 27.

Please go to https://registrar.gatech.edu/info/online-application-graduation-oag-graduate-students for more information.


Available Positions at MC2 Engineers



Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineers (Multiple Positions) – Kennesaw, Georgia 

Job Description Summary 

The successful Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer will complement our existing successful geotechnical engineering team. We desire the traits we desire: to be proficient in the fundamentals of civil engineering with course work in geotechnical engineering. Must be proficient in technical writing of geotechnical reports; excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills are required. This position offers a range of meaningful technical and business opportunities and requires that the candidate be an independent thinker, well-rounded and results-oriented. The right candidates will be mentored and trained by veteran engineers with extensive national and international experience. 

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • B.S. degree (M.S. degree is preferred) in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering or construction
  • Recent graduates welcome
  • E.I.T. is preferred
  • Related experience with a consulting engineering firm and knowledge of geotechnical engineering practices is a plus
  • High preference will be afforded to candidates with knowledge of local geology and subsurface conditions in the Southeast of the USA
  • Experience with geotechnical site characterization, evaluation, recommendations, and construction materials testing is a plus
  • Demonstrate professional judgment, consistency, and attention to detail; track record of high-quality work products or high GPA
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate the performance of independent analysis and demonstrate strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strong personal safety awareness

Geotechnical Project Manager (Multiple Positions) – Kennesaw, Georgia, & Tampa, Florida 

Job Description Summary 

The successful Geotechnical Project Manager will complement our existing successful engineering team and assist in managing existing projects. The ideal candidate must have at least 5-15+ years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing consulting environment, and the ability to provide technical support on geotechnical and construction projects. This position requires technical competence and a positive attitude and an ability to communicate effectively with clients, other engineers and junior staff. Experience with project management is required. Strong analytical and computer skills are highly desirable in areas including slope stability analysis, retaining wall analysis, bearing capacity analysis, settlement analysis, pile design, and foundation design. A Master’s degree from an accredited college/university is highly desirable with a major in civil/geotechnical engineering. Professional Registration (PE) in the state of Georgia is a must with the ability to obtain registration in other states including the state of Florida within 6 months. Advanced knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other engineering-related software is required. Excellent communication skills and strong business acumen are required for success and advancements. You will have the opportunity to grow your career while keeping current with the latest technological innovations. The successful candidate will work out of the Kennesaw (Atlanta) office. 

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • B.S. degree (M.S. degree or Ph.D. is preferred) in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering or construction materials testing
  • High preference will be afforded to candidates with MS or Ph.D. degrees with a good GPA
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; experience preparing reports that demonstrate technical knowledge
  • Demonstrated performance of independent analysis and demonstrated strong problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strong personal safety awareness

GIS/CADD Technician- Kennesaw, Georgia 

Job Description Summary 

We are looking for an experienced GIS/CADD technician to add to our successful team. This GIS/CADD Technician will be led by Project Managers on a team consisting of multi-discipline design engineers focused on the production of design phase deliverables including reports, design manuals, plans and profiles, sections, details and specifications. The CADD technician must work well in a team environment, be proficient in AutoCAD/GIS and have strong communication skills. 

  • Proficient in AutoCAD to design 2D figures and diagrams to be used as deliverables in project reports. Common figures and diagrams include project location maps, cross-sections, proposed construction plans and soil profile fences. However, project-specific requests are to be expected
  • Manage prioritization of activities to meet multiple project timeline requirements
  • Coordination with Project Engineers and Field Personnel
  • Project organization is a must
  • Self-check deliverables to avoid unnecessary revisions
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in design or workflow
  • Keep deliverables consistent from project to project
  • Willingness to learn gINT (basic data entry geotechnical software)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Earth Pro
  • The ability to incorporate ArcGIS would be a plus
  • Knowledge of MicroStation would be a plus



Technical logisticians:

  • 9 to 12 months availability
  • Previous experience in a low resource setting (priority given to prior experience in a humanitarian context)
  • Minimum of two years relevant professional experience post training
  • Professional experience supervising, managing or training staff
  • Ability to work with and live in with a diverse team
  • Additional asset: French language skills

MSF-USA is committed to the principles of equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity. As core principles inextricably linked to our success; equity, inclusion, and respect of diversity allow us to carry out our social mission and serve our patients.

MSF Field HR fosters diversity by embracing people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, ages, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status.

 For more information and to apply: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/careers/work-field   


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