Looking for Judges for Middle School Competition

The  Team Engineering Challenge contest at SkillsUSA Nationals will be taking place in Atlanta. We are looking for a judge for late morning and afternoon of Thursday, June 23rd as a judging window. Any Georgia Tech Engineering Student can reach out if they would like to become a judge.

The contact has groups of three middle school students presented with a challenge, and then they have to “purchase” materials that they want to use to come up with a solution.

We already have a few industry judges, but are hoping to find one or two more!!

What you will do as a judge!

The judges will be watching the students test what they build, and then interviewing the students to ask a bit about the engineering process that they went through, what went well, what they struggled with, and things like that. Someone that is going to be able to differentiate between the various teams for the middle schoolers.



Alan J. Mamerow

Applied Engineering and Technology Education
TeacherSkillsUSA and Supermileage Advisor
Phone: (262) 246-6471 X1762
Email: mameal@hamilton.k12.wi.us

Newbanks, Inc. Internship!


Newbanks, Inc./Atlanta is a construction consulting firm that serves construction lenders and developers by providing  plan & cost reviews for commercial projects, monthly progress observations on new construction, and property conditions assessments. The construction consultants review contractor draw packages, observe the progress & quality of the ongoing construction, and provide reports to clients on the draw package accuracy and appropriateness.


Newbanks is looking to fill an intern position within the summer or fall 2022 semesters or on a co-op basis. The intern role will involve acquisition & review of construction documents for the plan & cost reviews, review of monthly observation reports, and coordination with clients. Interns will obtain experience with reviewing construction project designs and budgets, commercial development projects, Low Income Tax Credit Housing projects, and a familiarity with AIA pay applications and monthly construction draw requests.


Please reach out to Trav Harris – tharris@newbanksinc.com, if you are interested in this position and include a resume and preferred internship period (summer, fall, co-op).



Applications are due June 30

CEE RISING STARS 2022- Carnegie Mellon UniversityRising Stars is a series of workshops designed for doctoral students and postdocs who are interested in advancing women in teaching and research careers in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Launched at MIT in 2012, this workshop targeting different engineering disciplines has been hosted at several universities.

As a participant, you will interact with faculty members from top institutions and start building your network with scholars. Small group sessions will cover:

  • Academic career path guidance
  • How to secure a faculty appointment
  • Tips for thriving as a new faculty member
  • Personalized feedback
  • Faculty mentor to review their application materials

Sessions will include active discussions and interactions and will require commitment from participants to complete the sessions.

We invite early-career researchers in CEE to join us at Carnegie Mellon for this exciting experience. Applications are due June 30, 2022.  More information about CEE Rising Stars 2022 is available at:   www.cmu.edu/cee/rising-stars/index.htmlRising Stars Workshop – Civil and Environmental Engineering – Carnegie Mellon University


About The Role  – Internship Summer 2022 Homer, Georgia, USA

Orica is looking for a qualified person to join the US Technical Services Team in the Athens Georgia area. In this role, you will get to work with the latest technology in Drill/Blast design and modeling (Drones, GPS Rovers, Boretrack Units, 3D Modelling Software, Timing Software, Electronic Blasting Systems, etc…)!Seeking interns in the process of obtaining a degree in Mining Engineer, Mech. Engineer, Civil Engineer, and/or Agricultural studies

Internship Targeted Goals

  • Work to understand our business, across all key positions and levels of the organization.  To include but not limited to:
  • Safety, Health, Environment and Security requirements
  • Mobile Mixing Unit Operation
  • Blasting
  • Tech Services Engineering
  • Inventory/Explosives Magazine Keeping
  • Site Operations / Management
  • Engage in key company training programs (online and in person).
  • Fulfillment of key site metrics associated with SHES, MSHA, OSHA, ATF, DOT etc
  • Active engagement and proactive participation in mentoring opportunities.
  • Individual contributor
  • Will work outside in all weather conditions, lifting up to 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Active participation in teams

Internship Targeted Outcomes

  • Safely fly a drone under the supervision of the Drone licensed TS Engineer (as per regulations).
  • Be knowledgeable of the boretracking process (measure blasthole deviation)
  • Have a good understanding of the rationale for blasthole drill patter design
  • Understand the basics of timing
  • Be able to use Drone technology and software to analyze fragmentation of blasts
  • Knowledge of Orica products

Role dimensions

This is a field-based internship role.  You will learn the Orica business from a frontline position forward.  This will be a role with anticipated year-to-year follow through with increasing responsibility.This year’s Internship concludes Sept 30, 2022
Physical Requirements
• Work Environment involves being outside in all types of weather.
• Lifting up to 60 pounds and carrying 50 pounds or more of product or other materials.
• Pushing/Pulling in working with equipment.
• Other Activities include frequent bending and squatting during preparation for shots.

Your qualifications

Role dependent – add formal / tertiary qualifications if required
Role specific technical / legislative / SHES certification may be required

How you shape and influence others

* Demonstrates courage, resilience and flexibility
* Strong reputation for integrity, ethics, personal values and solid character
* Solid interpersonal and communication skills
* Self-aware and open to feedback
* Ability to work with minimal supervision
* Productive without compromising quality
* Highly reliable and motivated to excel

What we offer

As part of a truly global company, you will have the ability to grow and learn in a diverse, collaborative culture. We foster relationships and learning through connected global and local teams, promote flexible and diverse career paths and support the development of your knowledge and skills.You will be paid a competitive salary, learn from talented individuals across multiple disciplines and be able to thrive in a safe workplace within a collaborative culture. Ignite your career at a place where your distinct potential can find its home.
Compensation Range 
About Orica

At Orica, it’s the power of our people that leads change and shapes our futures.  Every day, all around the world, our people help mobilize vital resources essential to progress. Established in 1874, we have grown to become the world leader in mining and civil blasting with a diverse of team of more than 13,000 across the world.It’s an exciting time to join us – we are shaping the future of mining through digital and automated technologies, embracing new ways of thinking, pioneering innovation and reimagining the way we work.

Apply Here: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=17162&company=oricaaus01

We respect and value all

Orica promotes and fosters a culture of inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment everywhere we operate. We treat our people and applicants with fairness, dignity, and respect, getting the best of everyone’s contributions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military or veteran, marital or disability status.