Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
at Oregon State University

April 25, 2016


This Week's Features

 

Kite is Generating Wind Energy Equivalent of 4-5 Homes

Dr. Roberto Albertani, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is working with Beaverton-based eWind Solutions, a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a $125,000 commercialization grant from Oregon BEST, the state's cleantech research accelerator to develop a small wind-turbine kite that generates enough electricity to power four or five homes. With the grants,eWind hopes to further test the prototype and develop advanced computer models to speed eWind's time to market. Read more at the Portland Business Journal.

 

Beaver Bolt Wins Second Place in BEV Category at Shell Eco-Marathon

Congratulations to the ASME student chapter Beaver Bolt Racing for their second place finish in the Battery-Electric vehicle powertrain category at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit last week. Of the 24 cars that entered this category, only 14 were able to complete the course. The Bolt's top performance was traveling 257 miles using one kilowatt-hour of battery power. An excellent result for the team’s first build in this competition.

 

IIE’s “Leave It to Beaver” Skit Earns Third Place in National Competition

The Oregon State University IIE Student Chapter, advised by Drs. Javier Calvo and Hector Vergara, has earned third place in the 2016 IIE Youtube Video Contest, for their "Leave It to Beaver"-themed video skit. To date, the videos produced for the Institute of Industrial Engineers' annual contest have generated more than 140,000 YouTube hits. The video submissions target an audience of high school students who are thinking about what engineering options are available across the country and the globe, and typically answer the basic question "what is industrial engineering?"

 

ME Sophomore Lands NASA/Cornell Internship

Mechanical engineering sophomore Emma Fraley has been selected to participate in the Summer 2016 CubeSat Design & Build Internships at Cornell University, a program funded by the NASA/New York Space Grant Consortium. Fraley, who is also active in the AIAA student chapter, will receive training in design and fabrication of spaceflight hardware with the task to build a CubeSat that could be chosen for launch on a future NASA mission. The CubeSat will compete for entry into the national Science Fiction CubeSat competition.


Mark Your Calendar

 

SpaceX Day is April 26

SpaceX is be attending the Spring Career Expo and will be holding a special information session on Tues., April 26, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Kelly Engineering Center 1001. This is an excellent opportunity to market yourself and possibly gain entrance into the fast paced and exciting world of Space Exploration Technologies. SpaceX is seeking individuals interested in Fall 2016 internships / co-ops or entry-level full time positions.
SpaceX Day  |  DATE:  Tues., April 26  |  TIME: 6-7 pm  |  PLACE: KEC 1001

 

Spring Career Expo for All Majors

The Spring Career Expo, organized by the Oregon State Career Development Center, will bring more than 100 employers to campus on April 27, from 11 am to 4 pm at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Companies attending include E. & J. Gallo Winery, Garmin, Intel Corporation, SpaceX. Students can register to attend as well as attend numerous preparatory workshops ahead of time including speed mock interviews. Don’t miss it!

 

Diversity of Engineering Sensitivity, Identity & Navigation of Culture

Dr. Adam Kirn, assistant professor of engineering education at University of Nevada, will speak on the topic, "Progressive Research in the Diversity of Engineering Sensitivity, Identity & Navigation of Culture" as a seminar with the School of Civil and Construction Engineering and the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning. Dr. Kirn's work is focused on progressing the understanding of the role of diversity in engineering -- reconceptualizing it as both an expansion of visual measures (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender expression, etc.) as well as latent measures (e.g. attitudes and beliefs).
Diversity of Engineering  |  DATE: Mon., May 2  |  TIME: 4 pm  |  PLACE: Kearney 305

 

Graduate Education Info Night

The OSU Graduate School leadership team will present a general information session on Graduate Education on Tues., May 19, at 5:30 PM in Furman Hall, Room 101. This session is meant to provide general information to students in the early stages of considering whether graduate school is right for them. In addition to a detailed Q&A with Graduate School staff at the end of the presentation, we will cover such topics as: What are the benefits of a graduate degree? What are the basic admissions process and requirements? How do I pay for my graduate education?
Graduate Education Info Night  |  DATE: Tues., May 19  |  TIME: 5.30 pm  |  PLACE: Furman 101

 


Announcements

FE Exam Review Course Open for Spring Registration

Registration for the spring session of the FE Review course is now open. Once you register, you will have access to videos of 11 two-hour lectures covering the topics listed below.  You will also be able to download notes, handouts, and practice problems from the lectures through Canvas.  A registration fee of $100 (less than $10 per lecture) gives access to all of the course materials until Sept. 1, 2016. The subject covered are: Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Fundamentals, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. To register or learn more please visit http://oregonstateiie.org/fe-review/ or email the IIE FE Review Chairs at osu.fereview@gmail.com.

 

Academic Coaching Can Lead to Better Performance

Academic coaching is a free resource on campus designed to help you achieve your goals. Academic coaches can help you identify and implement personal solutions to challenging issues or areas of performance. The goal of coaching is to help you reach your full potential and achieve optimal performance. Coaching is for students of all GPAs, majors, and interests.

Trained Academic Coaches can help you:
-- Make time for things you don’t have time for right now
-- Brainstorm goals and create a plan to achieve them
-- Identify ways to motivate yourself
-- Reinvent your approach to studying

Appointments can be made by calling the office (541) 737-2272, or stopping by the Academic Success Center 102 Waldo Hall. For more information, visit http://success.oregonstate.edu/academic-coaching

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Spring Term, Week Five

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their web page. The schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for this week is:
Sunday – closed | Monday 2 - 9 pm | Tuesday 12 - 9 pm | Wednesday 2 - 9 pm | Thursday 8 am - 9 pm | Friday 12 - 9 pm | | Saturday 9 am - 9 pm

 

Wave Lab Open House – 1- 4 pm on Sat., April 30

O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory -- the largest tsunami research facility in the US -- will be hosting an open house on Sat., April 30. The lab will be open for 20-minute guided tours and demonstrations. Tours start every 5 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, and coastal engineering. Address: 3550 SW Jefferson, west of 35th St. on Jefferson. For any questions, please contact Alicia Lyman-Holt, alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.edu.


Scholarships, REUs and Fellowships

Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) 2016 HENAAC Scholarships

Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for the merit-based Great Minds in STEM scholarships. Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership or service within the Hispanic community. Scholarship awards range from $500 - $10,000. Apply by April 30.

 

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer $3000 scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20. For more information go to: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships.


Job and Internship Opportunities

 

FEATURED:

Applications for the 2016-17 College of Engineering Ambassadorships are now available. First-year students encouraged to apply; send your resume and a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this position, and what makes you an excellent candidate to be a COE Ambassador. Send to: COE.Ambassadors@oregonstate.edu. Apply by May 6.

The CIRE Lab is seeking a sophomore or junior level student to maintain the group website. The student must have experience with creating websites and using Drupal. Interested students need to send a resume to Dr. David Blunck (David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu)

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings, listed in order of closing date:

  • Toll Brothers, Inc. seeks an Assistant Project Manager Location: Kirkland Job ad expires on: 4/25/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10832 
  • Nan Inc. seeks a Project Engineer Location: Various (Maui, Oahu, etc) Job ad expires on: 4/25/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10847 
  • Mu Sigma Inc seeks an Associate / Engagement Manager Location: United States Job ad expires on: 4/26/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10850 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Manager (Electrical/Signal) – Operations Management Location: Various Locations Job ad expires on: 4/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9411 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Manager (Structures) – Operations Management Traini Location: Various Locations Job ad expires on: 4/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9412 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Intern/Co-op Location: Various Locations Job ad expires on: 4/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9413 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Mechanical Intern/Co-op Location: Various Locations Job ad expires on: 4/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9414 
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Production Manager (Locomotive or Freight Car Departments) - Ope Location: Various Locations Job ad expires on: 4/28/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9416 
  • Arrow Mechanical Contractors seeks a HVAC Careers Location: Tualatin, Oregon Job ad expires on: 4/29/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10193 
  • Arrow Mechanical Contractors seeks an AutoCAD Drafter / Assistant Estimator Location: Tualatin, OR Job ad expires on: 4/29/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10184 
  • Batelle Energy Alliance Idaho National Laboratory seeks a University Student Internships Location: Idaho Falls Job ad expires on: 4/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11460 
  • Daimler Trucks North America seeks a Product Validation Engineer - CAReer - The Top Talent Program Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11607 
  • Daimler Trucks North America seeks a Global Engineer - Composite Design - CAReer - The Top Talent Prgoram Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11608 
  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks a Web Analyst Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11146 
  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks an SAS Clinical Programmer Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11147 
  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks an R Programmer Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11148 
  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks a Data Scientist Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11149 
  • Nalco Company seeks a Summer Internshp Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11856 
  • Cabot Microelectronics seeks an Operations Intern Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 5/6/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10895 
  • Modis Recruiting seeks a Network Architect Location: Portland Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/6/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11057 
  • Veritas seeks a Space Planning/Facilities Project Management Intern Location: Mountain View Job ad expires on: 5/9/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11134 
  • Economic Development for Central Oregon seeks a Business Development Intern Location: 705 SW Bonnett Way #1000, Bend OR Job ad expires on: 5/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11164 
  • Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. seeks a Process Engineer I Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 5/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11811 
  • Dexter System Inc seeks a Full Time Contract POsition For JAVA J2EE Developer on W2 Location: Bloomington,Illinois Job ad expires on: 5/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11186 
  • Nolan Transportation Group seeks a Carrier Operations Specialist Location: Vancouver, WA Job ad expires on: 5/15/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11240 
  • Mettler Toledo Product Inspection seeks an Engineering Detailer (Autodesk Inventor) Location: Tampa Job ad expires on: 5/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11284 
  • The Odom Corporation seeks a IS Intern Location: Bellevue, WA Job ad expires on: 5/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11286 
  • PERI Formwork Systems, Inc. seeks a PERI Design Engineer Location: Woodland, WA Job ad expires on: 5/17/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11316 
  • AT&T seeks a Technology Development Program - Technology Operations Location: Redmond, WA Job ad expires on: 5/17/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11325 
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks a Junior Officer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 5/19/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6188 
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education seeks a DOE-EERE Postdoctoral Researchers in Solar Energy Technology Location: Nationwide, DC Job ad expires on: 5/21/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11804 
  • Paradigm Construction LLC seeks a Project Engineer Location: Honolulu Job ad expires on: 5/23/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10782 
  • Columbia Cascade Company seeks a Design Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11443 
  • Sagetech Corporation seeks an Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Location: White Salmon, WA Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11467 
  • EFCO Corp. seeks an Engineer-in-Training Location: Kent, WA Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11471 
  • Myers Container seeks an Environmental Regulatory & Safety Manager Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11473 
  • The International Council on Clean Transportation seeks an Aviation Program Associate Location: San Francisco, CA Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11476 
  • Infosys seeks a Systems Engineer Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9791 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Range Safety Officer (RSO) Location: Tillamook, OR Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10427 
  • First-Tek Inc seeks a Hiring for QA with Selenium Location: CA Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9874 
  • First-Tek Inc seeks a Hiring for SQL BI Location: NJ Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9875 
  • Intel Corporation seeks an Automation Engineer Location: Hillsboro, Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10712 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks an Aerospace Engineer / Flight Test Engineer - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10911 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Flight Operations Manager - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10912 
  • Arrow Mechanical Contractors seeks an Engineering Summer Internship - FT Paid Location: Tualatin, Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10943 
  • SVN seeks a Commercial Real Estate Advisor Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11568 
  • Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation seeks an Educational Ambassador - Ameson Year in China Location: China Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11728 
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Cellar Operations internship Location: Modesto Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11175 
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education seeks a USDA Biochemist/Chemist Postgraduate Research Opportunity Location: Peoria, IL Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11207 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Location: Tillamook, OR Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11231 
  • Infosys seeks a UI/UX Designer Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11234 
  • Infosys seeks a Senior Systems Engineer Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11238 
  • Cree, Inc. seeks a New Grad Process Engineer Location: Durham, NC Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11493 
  • JE Dunn Construction seeks a Project Engineer | Field Engineer | Mechanical/Electrical Engineer | Estimator Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 6/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6786 
  • Hollingsworth & Vose seeks an Electrical Engineer Location: Corvallis, OR Job ad expires on: 6/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11965 
  • HR Cloud seeks a Lead Generation Representative Location: El Segundo, CA Job ad expires on: 6/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11599 
  • Clinicient, Inc. seeks a Customer Success Intern Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 6/4/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11622 
  • Marten Transport seeks a Fleet Manager Location: Wilsonville, OR Job ad expires on: 6/6/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11668 
  • Dextro Software Systems INC seeks an Immediate Openings for Hadoop Developers Location: Princeton Job ad expires on: 6/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11717 
  • Collabera seeks an Associate Account Manager Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 6/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11723 
  • Lane County seeks an Engineering Associate/ Engineering Analyst Location: Eugene, OR Job ad expires on: 6/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11726 
  • viagogo seeks an Operations and Customer Service Representative Location: New York Job ad expires on: 6/11/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11801 
  • Precision Castparts Corp. seeks a Co-op and Internship Program Location: various location in United States Job ad expires on: 6/12/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11817 
  • Precision Castparts Corp. seeks an Operations Management Development Program Location: various location in United States Job ad expires on: 6/12/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11818 
  • ColumbiaGrid seeks a Summer Intern Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 6/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11848 
  • Buckeye International seeks a Field Sales Representative--Portland Area Location: Portland, Oregon area Job ad expires on: 6/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10062 
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks an E. & J. Gallo: Coastal Operations Internship Location: Healdsburg, St. Helena, Napa, San Miguel, San Luis Obispo Job ad expires on: 6/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10557 
  • 3D InFusion seeks an Eng. Tech. 1 Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 6/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6667 
  • 3D InFusion seeks an Eng. Tech. 1 Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 6/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6668 
  • Moses Lake Industries seeks a Chemist I Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 6/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10975 


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