Weekly Digest 6.30.2021

Resource of the Week:
Brittain Dining Hall Now Open

VSFS Info Sessions for Students (+Attachments)
2021 NextProf Nexus Workshop October 4-7

Apply Now! Research Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense
Post-Doc Scholar Opportunity at Ohio State

Online Student Assistants Needed – Sustainability Education
Engineering Position
Ramboll Entry-level Position
CEE- Cornell: Open faculty position

Brittain Dining Hall Now Open

After closing in November of 2020 for roof repairs, Brittain Dining hall is back open and operating under the brand-new Tech Dining.

Brittain is the first location to be opened by Georgia Tech’s new in-house dining program. While the new department officially takes over all dining operations on July 1, Brittain opened June 14 to serve on-campus summer students, summer camps, and the Tech community.

The stations and menus in Brittain have all been re-vamped by the newly assembled culinary team.

“We’ve focused on improving the quality and variety we provide students,” said Scott Bruhn, Culinary Director. “We’re introducing new offerings such as the Hi Rez Pastries station, featuring baked goods made in-house by our pastry chef.”

Additional culinary features of Brittain include Global Connection focusing on international cuisine and Engineered Salads, a full salad bar with multiple types of protein for vegans and vegetarians.

Brittain is open to the campus community daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The door rate is $10.85 for all-you-care-to-eat dining.

Visit www.dining.gatech.edu for more information about summer dining operations and meal plans.

VSFS Info Sessions for Students

There will be a record 955 virtual internships for U.S. citizen college students during the 2021-2022 school year! Our 50 participating federal agencies plan to work with nearly 3,000 interns. Please encourage your students to #ApplyinJuly. Please see attached:

A flier about our upcoming info session.
Sessions will be held at 3 p.m. EST on July 2, 9, and 16.
The first 250 students can join us on Google Meets (dial 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪988 398 004 3155 or https://meet.google.com/kno-rerw-ifv ) and everyone can watch on facebook.com/VSFSatState
We are creating a video for students who are unable to attend the info sessions.
If you think there is demand, we may offer an evening info session on July 23.
Our student brochure
We are posting about the info sessions on our social media channels. Please feel free to amplify. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @VSFSatState and LinkedIn: usdos-vsf

All the best,

Megan Kuhn & Team VSFS

2021 NextProf Nexus Workshop October 4-7

On October 4-7, 2021, the University of Michigan, the University of California – Berkeley, and Georgia Tech will co-host the 2021 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop on the University of Michigan’s campus.

This program aims to diversify the engineering professoriate by bringing together 40+ senior-level Ph.D. students, postdocs, and early career scientists and researchers from across the country for an intensive 3-day workshop about becoming a faculty member.

The 2021 NextProf Nexus Future Faculty Workshop is designed to encourage people in traditionally underrepresented U.S. demographic groups to seek academic careers. It is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability, veteran status, socio-economic status, first generation to college status, nation of origin, and/or religion.

Please forward this announcement to candidates and encourage them to apply; you may also nominate them directly here. We would also appreciate it if you could share this announcement with colleagues from other institutions and organizations that share our mission.

We are planning on having the workshop in-person at this time. However, the wellbeing of our community and guests is our top priority. We will continue to monitor safety guidelines for group gatherings related to COVID-19 and will keep applicants and participants informed of any changes to the format of the workshop. For up-to-date information on the workshop format, please visit our website.

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact the organizers at 2021nexus@umich.edu.

Apply Now! Research Opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense

Reservoir Sediment Management Research Opportunity
Location: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory | Vicksburg, MS
Degree: Master’s or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Ocean Wave Science and Modeling – Doctoral Degree
Location: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory | Duck, NC
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2022

Geology/Soil Science Research Opportunity – Post-Master’s
Location: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory | Vicksburg, MS
Degree: Master’s degree received within the last 60 months

Formulation Chemist – Doctoral
Location: U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | San Antonio, TX
Degree: Doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Multisensory Research Internship
Location: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Degree: Bachelor’s or master’s degree received within the last 36 months

Team Performance Research Internship
Location: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory | Dayton, OH
Degree: Bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Vector Biologist (Tick Surveillance) Internship
Location: U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine | Dayton, OH
Degree: Bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2021

Internship Opportunities in Skeletal Physiology/Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Location: U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine | Columbia, SC
Degree: Bachelor’s or master’s degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing

Data Analysis, Management, and Web Development Internship
Location: Combat Capabilities Development Command, Data & Analysis Center | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Degree: Bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 6/30/2021

Post-Doc Scholar Opportunity at Ohio State

The College of Engineering at Ohio State has just launched an initiative to diversify and prepare the next generation of academic leaders through the Leading Engineering as Agents of Change and Equity (LEGACY) Postdoctoral Scholars Program. Several key features of the program is construction around a community cohort model with a strong mentoring program for scholars to develop their independent research ideas and teaching skills with potential transition to a faculty position in the College. More details can be found at:

Program Launch – https://engineering.osu.edu/news/2021/06/new-postdoc-program-will-support-underrepresented-engineering-scholars

Program Details and Application – https://engineering.osu.edu/legacy-scholars-program

I ask if you can please share this opportunity with members of your program who would be ready to transition to a post-doc position in Fall 2021 or Jan 2022, particularly those from minoritized groups in engineering who would benefit from the emphasis on mentoring relationships and building strong scholarly communities.

Online Student Assistants Needed – Sustainability Education

2021A cohort of undergraduate students from all over China will participate in an online Georgia Tech Atlanta Summer Program (ASP, https://asp.gatech.edu) this year during July 12th-30th. Sustainability education takes central stage in this year’s ASP. The program is seeking motivated students to serve as online Student Assistants (SAs) to interact with the ASP participants, guide the student teams in their discussions and preparation for a final team presentation.


The SAs are expected to attend online class meetings, coordinate and guide their student team’s discussions outside of the class periods, and perform other program duties as assigned.


The workload is approximately 15 hours/week over a 3-week period.
SA stipend:-$10/hour for undergraduate assistants-Cost-sharing of July personal services costs with faculty advisor/academic unit according to actual workload
The SAs are required to participate in live class meetings MWF 9:00-10:30 AM ET during the last 3 weeks of July (July 12th to July 30th, 2021). This part of the workload is approximately 5 hours per week.
Each SA supervises 2 ASP student teams of approximately 5 students per team.
The SAs are expected to meet with their student teams online during mutually agreeable times outside of the class periods to guide them in team discussions, and oversee the production of the final team presentation. This part of the workload is estimated to be around 10 hours per week between the two student teams.
The SAs are responsible for taking attendance of the student teams that they supervise.


Current Georgia Tech undergraduate and graduate students in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Have strong interest in sustainability.
Have strong communication skills.
Have strong interest in intercultural communication.
Preference is given to those with leadership experiences and/or who have served as student assistants, tutors etc.

HOW TO APPLY: Those interested should email gtsi@gatech.edu with your name, GTID and a resume by Friday, 6/25/2021.

Engineering Position

Engineering Position Available

(May, Summer and December Graduates please apply)

Southern Consulting is a firm local to the Charleston, SC area and provides structural engineering services to the local Architectural and Construction community. Southern Consulting has been in business for 21 years. Our projects include a wide range of private and public commercial and residential buildings. The successful applicant will be exposed to varying foundation type designs, timber framing, concrete masonry, light gauge steel and structural steel.

Applicant should be prepared to convey their strengths in lateral design, foundation design, steel moment frames and a functional understanding of AutoCad and/or Revit.

Benefits: Southern Consulting offers a 401K with matching up to 4% of salary, two weeks of paid vacation, 8 paid holidays and an enjoyable work place. A typical work week is a full day Monday through Thursday and a half day on Friday. Applicant salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Principal Engineer: The principal engineer at Southern Consulting is Tony Austin, PE. Tony is a 1984 graduate of the Citadel and has a MS in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.

The office is located only a few miles north of Historic Charleston, SC and the beaches of Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach. The Charleston area provides amazing opportunities for outdoor activities, many outlets for shopping and fine dining locations too numerous to list.

Interested parties should forward their resume to: resumes@sciemail.com

Tony Austin, PE, SE
Southern Consulting & Engineering, Inc.
105 Central Ave, Unit 2
Goose Creek, SC 29445

If you have questions or would like to discuss our employment needs in more detail, please feel free to call our office at 843-718-2525.

Ramboll Entry-level Position


We invite you to bring your Geology or Environmental Engineering background into play as you perform field investigations including air, soil, gas, and groundwater sampling under the direction of a registered Professional Geologist or Engineer. To succeed in this role, you must have a BS or MS Degree in Geology (preferred) or Civil/Chemical/Environmental Engineering, and the ability and willingness to work as a responsible, independent team player in a consulting environment – including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Are you our new Geologist/Engineering Consultant? Click the apply button to send your application!

Inviting bright minds

Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative and empowering culture? We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions strive to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.

You will join our Environment and Health department

As our new Consultant you will be part of Emeryville’s ambitious, diverse, creative, and collaborative team. When you start with Ramboll, you’ll be joining a company that strives to make a difference – for our employees, clients and society. As you work on challenging projects, you will be given increasing responsibility – while also being able to rely on experienced managers and colleagues to offer support and a helping hand as you learn and develop in your role.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

Implementing field investigations including air, soil gas, soil, and groundwater sampling programs under the direction of a registered Professional Geologist or Engineer.
Overseeing monitoring well installation, development, and sampling.
Data tabulation and analysis, including preparation of figures and charts.
Data evaluation to determine the extent and magnitude of contamination.
Preparation of permit applications and/or overseeing implementation of permit conditions.
Overseeing subcontractors with minimal supervision.
Researching and understanding historical operations at sites to evaluate known or potential contamination issues.
Preparation of draft sections of technical reports based on the results of field sampling activities.
Applying engineering design and evaluation skills to solve environmental problems.
Following corporate health and safety standards.
Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:

BS or MS Degree in Geology (preferred) or Civil/Chemical/Environmental Engineering.
Strong analytical skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability and willingness to work as a responsible, independent team player in a consulting environment – including the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong time-management skills with ability to meet tight deadlines and budgets.
Experience with Microsoft Office; especially Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
GIS, AutoCAD, and/or database (e.g., Access) skills.
Must be eligible to work in the United States and possess a valid Driver’s License and reliable form of transportation. The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of a good driving record (MVR) and proof of personal insurance.

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include:

Ability to drive and willingness to travel and/or perform field work out of the office approximately 75% of the time.
Ability to lift 25 pounds.
Must be able to perform the following actions while conducting fieldwork: stooping/kneeling/crouching, standing for long periods of time, pulling/pushing and lifting equipment and supplies, walking on uneven terrain.
Ability to work in outdoor environments and hot/arid conditions.
Ability and willingness to work in proximity to loud noises and hazards (i.e., proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, and exposure to chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, and gases). Worker may be required to wear a respirator. Proper training and protective equipment will be provided as necessary.

Welcome to our Environment & Health division

Ramboll develops innovative, scientifically sound solutions that help increase liveability by reducing pollution and restoring natural environments. One of the world’s leading environmental and health consultancies, our bright minds are trusted by clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and social issues.

Ramboll in Americas

Ramboll has nearly 2,000 experts working across 50 offices in the Americas applying their passion to deliver innovative solutions within Environment & Health, Water, Energy and Planning & Urban Design. Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a people company. We invite you to contribute to a sustainable future working in an open, collaborative and empowering culture.

How to apply

Apply online. Attach your CV, cover letter and relevant documents showcasing why you are the right fit for the role, and when you are available to start. We look forward to receiving your application!

CEE- Cornell: Open faculty position


Cornell’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of risk as related to infrastructure and the environment. We are seeking an individual who is innovating the theory and practice of risk, resilience, and sustainability in the face of climate change and the interdependence of our critical infrastructure systems. The successful applicant will be expected to:

Conduct an internationally recognized and well-funded research program.
Contribute to fundamental advances in risk analysis as well as in one or more of the following areas: decision making under uncertainty, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and large-scale data assimilation.
Advance our understanding of the social, physical, and environmental factors influencing adaptive transformations of critical societal infrastructures.
Innovate the design, operation, and planning of infrastructure systems under uncertainty.
Foster cross-disciplinary engagements that develop transformative research and education initiatives.
Design new undergraduate and graduate courses related to risk analysis and its connection to other potential topics such as emerging computational analytics, climate change driven extreme events, or planning for infrastructure transformations.

The position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptional Associate or Full Professor level candidates are welcome. It is anticipated the successful candidate will begin in August 2022, although alternative arrangements can be made. The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the CEE School. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and students within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the College of Engineering, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18245

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and three brief statements (1-2 pages per statement): (1) a research statement, (2) a teaching statement, and (3) a statement of contributions to diversity. Candidates are encouraged to review Cornell University’s guidance for writing diversity statements as well as their evaluation (here). In addition to the statements, candidates should include a copy of their most significant single publication, and list the full contact information for three references in their application letter.

With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

Tony Gallego

Graduate Programs Manager

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology