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2016 Fall School of MIME Newsletter

Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Fall 2016

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Welcome from Harriet Nembhard, Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and School Head

As the new head of the School of MIME, I am excited to share with you the latest news through the fall issue of Forefront. It has been an action-packed 100 days since my arrival in Corvallis, and I look forward to continuing the outstanding growth and momentum of the school for years to come. I’ve quickly come to know and deeply respect the work of our amazing faculty, the outstanding network of our industry partners, the inspirational ingenuity of our engineering students, and the commitment and support of our alumni. The following stories contain a sample of the innovation and excellence that are happening in MIME, with much more in store. Please enjoy our stories, stay engaged, and share your stories with us. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Read on below for some brief highlights from our newsletter — or click to download the PDF.

Please feel free to email a copy of the PDF to your classmates, join our 1,300-member strong LinkedIn group, and get back in touch with us with your own alumni news! You can also send updates to us via our convenient online form.

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M3 Wave's Wave Energy Converter Competes for National Prize

It might sound like an exaggeration to say that the concept breakthrough behind M3 Wave’s ocean power device and its subsequent commercialization are all based on a 1991 MIME senior engineering project. However, the founders of the wave energy converter technology company, Mike Morrow and Mike Delos-Reyes, stand by the legend. The long, complicated story of their senior project involves plastic spoons, breaking into a derelict wave tank in some old campus building for testing, and a few pieces repurposed from that iconic bit of 1980s technology, the Sony Walkman.

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PechaKucha Program Encourages Dynamic Student Leaders

Eight of the School of MIME’s student club leaders accepted the challenge from new school head Dr. Harriet Nembhard in early November to take part on the school’s first PechaKucha Night 2016, a student organizations showcase and competition. Designed to develop leadership and speaking skills of our engineering students, Dr. Nembhard offered generous prizes for the top presenters sparking an enthusiastic turnout from the ranks of MIME student groups, faculty, and curious students as well as a night of engaging stories about our student groups.
 

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School of MIME Faculty Honored with 2016 University Day Awards

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering won an unprecedented six awards ─ with accompanying funding totaling $29,250 ─ at the OSU University Day Faculty Senate Awards Night, an annual celebration that recognizes the year’s best achievements of all OSU faculty. At a dinner ceremony in Reser Stadium, where President Ed Ray presented a total of 21 awards, ten faculty were recognized for their “exceptional” and “extraordinary” contributions ranging from student success to industry partnering to international service.

Opportunities for Giving Back to School of MIME

School of MIME continues to rely on your support for our ongoing success.
Please consider making a donation to support our student-centered priorities, which include:
1.) Student activities such as SAE/GFR, DARPA projects, AIAA, etc.
2.) Graduate student fellowships to attract the best students from Oregon and across the nation; faculty endowments to attract and keep the best faculty.
3.) Research lab start-up funds that attract the best faculty talent ready to engage in both research and teaching.

To help out in any of these areas, please contact Harriet.Nembhard@oregonstate.edu, or make an Online Donation to the MIME Excellence Fund.