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Collaboration Makes the Robots Go Round
Oregon State University scientists and engineers will be founding partners in the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub. As part of the 14th Manufacturing USA Institute, it is a $3 billion federal and private partnership aimed at enhancing U.S. advanced manufacturing competitiveness. OSU researchers will help lead collaborative efforts here in the Pacific Northwest aimed at making advancements in robotic dexterous manipulation, navigation, mobility, perception, and other fields. Corvallis Advocate
Agility Robotics Introduces Cassie, a Dynamic and Talented Robot Delivery Ostrich
Cassie is just three months old in this video, which, if you consider the typical pace for teaching a bipedal robot that you designed from the ground up from scratch to walk without constantly falling over, is quite frankly astonishing. As you can see in the video, they’re not being shy with what they ask Cassie to do: It’s on dirt, it’s on grass, it’s balancing on a wobbly dock surrounded by an alarming amount of water, it’s even standing outside in the rain, which is an important feature for any robot that spends much time in Oregon. IEEE Spectrum
Robots are getting much better at walking on two legs
This could be the future of robotics — and it kind of looks like a chicken. Agility Robotics unveiled a bipedal robot called Cassie this week. The company, which spun out of the ATRIAS project at Oregon State University, is focused on "legged locomotion" and hopes to someday engineer robots that can walk just like people. Mashable Also: Popular Mechanics, Yahoo!
Cassie - Next Generation Robot
Engineers at Oregon State University are creating the next generation of bipedal robots. "We're doing something that no one really knows how to do yet. And by doing it we're learning what's correct; we're learning what the right answers are." -- Andy Abate, Robotics PhD student. OSU YouTube video features Dynamic Robotics Laboratory director Jonathan Hurst, Research Engineer Mikhail Jones, and Abate.
Go drone racers go!
Karl Payne, who formed a drone racing group as a part of OSU’s Robotics Club near the beginning of the school year, said the group meets about once a week to fly when the weather is good or to do workshops when its not. Michael Hand, a second-year mechanical engineering student who has been in the hobby for about a year, said drone racing is less challenging to get into than people think. Corvallis Gazette-Times
The Sustainability Grind
“Manufacturing includes everything from minute processes to a complete supply chain, and I look at it all through a lens of sustainability, which accounts for a critical set of environmental, economic and social values,” says Karl Haapala, who directs Oregon State’s Industrial Sustainability Lab. “It also considers the well-being of people — your workforce, your customers.” Terra
IISE & SME All-Member Meeting
Come join the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) clubs for a general meeting this week. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about and getting more involved with either or both of the clubs. Pizza and drinks are provided!
DATE: Wed., Feb. 15 | TIME: 6 pm | LOCATION: Rogers 230
Winter Career Convention Day 2
These are the career fairs for engineering students. This is your chance to hone your professional skills, find an incredible internship, explore employment opportunities, and much more!
Thurs., Feb. 16 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is coordinating a tour of the Danner factory in Portland! The tour will be held on Friday, February 17th at the Danner Factory from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. We will leave OSU from the Rogers parking lot at 11:00am and should be back in Corvallis by 5:00pm. Transportation will be provided by SME, but self-transportation and carpooling is also an option. Tour registration is open to all students, regardless of major or SME membership! Sign up for the tour HERE. Registration closes on Friday, February 10th. Space is limited to 10 students, and spots are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact Ben Tankus, the OSU SME Chair with any questions.
Danner Tour | DATE: Fri., Feb. 17 | TIME: 11:00am - 5:00pm | LOCATION: Danner, Portland OR
Graduate Research Showcase
At the 2017 Graduate Research Showcase, graduate students will display and discuss their research projects. Learn more about the groundbreaking research being conducted, and how our graduate students are working to create a better future.
Graduate Research Showcase | DATE: Fri., Feb. 17 | TIME: 1-4 p.m. | LOCATION: CH2M HILL Alumni Center
IISE Student vs. Faculty Soccer Game
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter will be hosting a friendly soccer match between IME students and faculty. No soccer (or futbol) experience required! Come join us to meet other IME students and to have fun playing against some of your favorite professors. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
DATE: Tues., Feb. 21 | TIME: 6:30pm | LOCATION: McAlexander Fieldhouse
IISE Western Regional Conference
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter is excited to host the annual IISE Western Regional Conference here at OSU. Attendees will hear from experienced industry professionals, tour local companies, network with students from universities across the Western U.S., and have opportunities to grow as industrial and systems engineers. Registration is now open! Visit the Oregon State IISE website to register and learn more about this exceptional opportunity.
IISE Western Regional Conference | DATES: Feb. 23 - 26 | LOCATION: Oregon State University
Intel Day for BS, MS, and PhDs
Join Intel representatives for an open house! This venue offers a chance to network and ask questions. The company is hoping to meet students interested in learning about internships/employment majoring in: Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics. **Food provided** All are welcome!
Intel Day | DATE: Thurs., Feb. 23 | TIME: 10 am - 3 pm | LOCATION: KEC 1005 & 1007
Seminar: Blind Ambition presented by Patricia Walsh
Patricia Walsh is the author of Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want. She shares lessons learned as an award-winning engineer and world-class athlete to inspire others in exceeding their highest expectations.
DATE: Fri., Feb. 24 | TIME: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. | LOCATION: Kearney 112 | Registration required
Wed., Feb. 22
MIME Graduate Defense: “The Energy Extraction Performance of an Oscillating Rigid and Flexible Foil,” by Alexander Totpal, candidate for Master of Science in Thermal-Fluid Sciences. Major Professor: Dr. James Liburdy. 11:00 AM, Rogers 226
SAMPE North America Student Program Opportunities
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®) is a global professional member society that provides information on new materials and processing technology via conferences, exhibitions, technical forums, publications, and books. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians. Become a student member or start a student chapter at OSU to take advantage of opportunities including:
Materials Research Society
Wednesdays at 5 p.m, Materials Research Society student chapter meeting. Locations vary - see chapter site for more information. The Materials Research Society student chapter introduces students to the discipline of materials science and fosters connections between students, faculty, and industry. The chapter also hosts lab and industry tours, science demonstrations, seminars, and more.
Information and Global Social Justice: Italy
Information and Global Social Justice: Italy is a three-credit course consisting of one week of class on-campus in Corvallis, then two weeks in Ferrara, Italy. The course focuses on the ways that we get information about social justice and human rights issues in other parts of the world, across language and cultural divides. This course can be used as an elective towards the Humanitarian Eng minor and count for the experiential learning credit.
Opportunity for Study Abroad
A group of OSU students will travel to Uganda this summer to work with a humanitarian organization called TERREWODE, as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. Students who would like to learn more, particularly those interested in humanitarian engineering, are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming travel info sessions: Friday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. in Austin Hall 338, or Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., in Austin Hall 216.
Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching
GCCUT is now accepting applications for admission to our program! GCCUT is an 18-credit graduate certificate designed to provide advanced course work and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings, or who plan to pursue careers in other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. Students completing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching will receive a formal, transcript-visible credential. GCCUT Informational Meetings: Monday, February 20, 12:00-1:00pm, Milam 215; Monday, March 13, 9:00-10:00am, Milam 215.
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2017.
Columbia University REU 2017
The Columbia University Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer 2017 seeks Undergraduates (preference to juniors) majoring in engineering disciplines, materials science, biology, chemistry, physics and related fields. The PAS3 led by Columbia University in partnership with City College of New York, Harvard University, Barnard College, and the University of the Virgin Islands, encompasses two Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters. Apply by Feb. 15, 2017.
SWE Scholarship Applications for current Engineering students
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. The scholarship application for sophomores through Ph.D. candidates is now open. Apply by Feb. 15, 2017.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Summer Research
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, along with recent master’s and doctoral graduates, to participate in energy related research. Apply by Feb. 15, 2017.
Lehigh University Management Science and Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Lehigh University is pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship opportunity for those individuals wishing to advance their knowledge in Management Science and Engineering. The fellowship, provides for full tuition toward 30 credits of master’s degree study (no stipend is provided). Apply by Feb. 15, 2017.
AVANGRID Energy and Environment Postgraduate Studies in the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom
The Avangrid Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment for the 2017/2018 academic year. The Avangrid Scholarship is open to U.S. Nationality students wishing to pursue master’s level work with an emphasis on sustainable energy, energy efficiency and climate-related areas of study, in addition to more specific business areas. The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance, and provide a $25,200 annual stipend for other expenses. Application deadline: February 17.
NSF REU: Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing - Wayne State University
The program offers undergraduates of all disciplines the opportunity to perform cutting edge sustainable manufacturing research in four interdisciplinary research areas: (1) nano-coating and lightweight materials and manufacturing, (2) energy storage materials, batteries, and inversion devices, (3) remanufacturing and sustainability assessment, and (4) chemical-energy-water nexus. Application deadline: February 17, 2017.
Bioinspired Robotics Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The Maryland Robotics Center, with support from the National Science Foundation, is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the area of bioinspired robotics. Bioinspired robots — defined as robots that are inspired by natural systems such as insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles — have the potential to significantly enable or enhance capabilities in manufacturing, health care, reconnaissance, exploration, food safety, and search and rescue. Because of their unique design, bioinspired robotics offer a truly interdisciplinary systems research challenge that encompasses biology, materials, mechanical design, control, sensors and actuators, power, electronics, and computer science among other topics. Application deadline is February 17, 2017.
NEW! HSEA AAMI Health Systems Engineering Scholarship
We are pleased to announce a new scholarship being offered in collaboration with AAMI. The scholarship targets upper level undergraduate and early stage graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in health systems engineering. The goal of the $3,000 scholarship is to help expand access to education for students who would like to become health systems engineers and foster excellence in the field. Applications are due on March 1.
Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Engineering Research Center - Arizona State University
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year completed by June and at least one more semester before graduation after the summer. (Graduating seniors are not eligible.) Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.
Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
This REU program is designed to increase students' interest in UAV technologies by means of first-hand experience on UAV research with direct mentorship by faculty advisors from various departments within the CPP Colleges of Engineering and Science. This REU Site offers undergraduates opportunities to conduct research during a 10-week summer program, on state-of-the-art technologies and advanced research projects in UAV flight dynamic and control, computer vision, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, and robotics. Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.
REU Back to the Future
The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Back to the Future offers a unique 10-week summer research program focused on integrated research experiences that involve Metallurgical Engineering, many with prevailing historical, social or artistic themes. Throughout the experience students will participate in a series of seminars and workshops in art, history, and archaeometallurgy that will intersect their prior academic training in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and provide a unique historical and cultural framework for current research. Application deadline: March 5, 2017.
Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Electron Microscopy
Portland State University's summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the opportunity to work closely with PSU faculty to produce an independent research project. During the eight-week program, each student will learn to operate either a scanning electron or focused ion beam microscope (SEM or FIB), then apply these techniques to their research work. Participants will have opportunities to formally present their research and gain supplemental skills in technical writing and professional development. Application deadline: March 6, 2017.
Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates
Have you ever considered starting your own business, seeking a patent for one of your ideas, or are interested in cutting edge research and translating those ideas to the marketplace? If so, UConn’s Entrepreneurial REU is for you! The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. As part of this REU, you will take part in cutting edge research on commercializable ideas with UConn faculty, as well as participate in an entrepreneurship program developed by co-PI and UConn’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.
Nano-Research Experience for Undergraduates
To realize the scientific advances promised by a new era of atomic-level control over materials and devices , expertise from interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds will not only be required, but will remain a significant issue of national importance. This REU site will initiate a school of engineering-wide program at the University of Connecticut to engage talented minority and community college undergraduate participants in cutting edge experimental and computational nanotechnology research. This highly interdisciplinary research is centered at the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering and Institute of Materials Science. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.
Milwaukee School of Engineering REU Site: Advances in Additive Manufacturing and BIO /Nano Applications
Funded by the National Science Foundation, MSOE’s Rapid Prototyping Consortium and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, our REU program focuses on understanding and utilizing additive manufacturing and fluid power technology that cuts across many disciplines while developing skills in research methodology and communication. As part of MSOE’s REU program, you’ll research projects advancing state-of-the-art applications in the biomedical, aerospace, architectural, manufacturing, composite, biomolecular, electro-optical, and fluid power industries. Application deadline: March 17, 2017.
Hydro Research Foundation 2017 Awards Program
The Hydro Research Foundation makes one-year awards to students researching conventional or pumped storage hydropower through a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program of the U.S. Department of Energy. Apply by March 15, 2017.
Local Engineering Internship Opportunity: Power System Engineer Intern
The objective of this internship is for the intern to contribute to the advancement of the SWPB products by adding features and capabilities, reducing costs, improving reliability, reducing manufacturing time, and better presenting products to the market. The student will gain practical engineering and marketing experience by capturing customer requirements, conceptualizing designs, finding and selecting component parts of the designs, finalizing drawings, assembling and testing prototypes, and developing documentation to present products to our sales team and to our customers. Engineering student with skills, experiences, and interests related to mechanical and electrical equipment, and computer aided 2D and 3D design. Skills may come from hobbies, education, or previous work experience. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Computer aided design experience in AutoCAD or SolidWorks is preferred, but not required if candidate has other skills and strong interest in learning CAD. 15 to 20 hours per week within the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM at office in Philomath, Oregon. Contact Travis Hise and cc: Heidi Eveland if you are interested in the position. Travis.firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-905-4341; Heidi.email@example.com, 541-602-8057.
Emerging Leaders Internship Program
Portland's future hinges on building diverse leadership. We are excited to announce the Emerging Leaders Internship for 2017 and hope that you will apply for this career-building opportunity. Last year 28 of Portland's top companies hired a total of 35 diverse college students to join them for a summer ELI internship. They did this because they believe that our businesses and our city should be more inclusive of the rich talent that has often not had access to the positions and mentoring that empower young professionals to lead well. Our goal is over 100 internships for summer 2017. We're looking for students who are underrepresented in higher ed and in the professional ranks of Portland business - first generation, students of color, or students who grew up in poverty are our top priority. Interns will each be matched with an executive mentor. These internships are intended to engage at the professional level with a strong leadership focus. Application Deadline: March 31.
Sales Development Program - Siemens USA
In the Sales Development Program (SDP), you will play an integral part in supporting the sales and marketing team by selling Siemens’ products, solutions and services to construction, industrial, and business clients. This instructional and hands-on program, when combined with results-driven, highly-motivated top graduates, is a recipe for a successful sales career with a global market leader. Program start dates are during the months of June and July.
Vehicle Logistics Summer Internship - Toyota
Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) is looking for highly motivated and qualified Vehicle Logistics Summer Interns. The internship will be completed at a VDC location and is designed to provide hands-on learning, leadership opportunities, and business insight. The focus of the internship will be the development of supervisory and associate relations skills through the direct supervision of hourly production associates. You will also receive learning on vehicle logistics, parts, quality, and kaizen/Toyota Production System. This internship is a feeder program for the TLS 18-month Vehicle Logistics Trainee (VLT) Program. Job Number TMN0002E
2017 Vehicle Logistics Trainee (VLT) Program - Toyota
Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) is looking for highly motivated and qualified Vehicle Logistics Trainees (VLT). The VLT Program will provide you with an enhanced understanding of vital areas of our business. The duration of the program is up to 18 months and will take place at a TLS Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC). During this program, you will discover how our company interfaces with customers and business partners during day-to-day operations. Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics/Operations Management, Industrial Engineering or related degree is required with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Job Number TMN0002F
Data Analytics Co−op - Monsanto
The responsibilities of this position include development of research strategies for discovery projects in the Breeding and Biotechnology platforms. The successful candidate will use the latest innovations in Predictive Analytics, Geospatial Analytics or Operations Research to propose R&D software solutions that accommodate emerging trends in data quantity and quality. Responsibilities also include design and testing of algorithms and conducting prototyping to evaluate possible scenarios leveraging computational and statistical techniques for the development of novel approaches for high-throughput data analyses. Candidate should be pursuing PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Spatial Statistics, Geoinformatics, Environmental Modeling, Engineering, Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
NEW! Automation Manager - PCC Structurals
This position commonly reports to the Materials & Technology Manager and may perform one or more of the following engineering functions: project planning, technical problem solving, process engineering, defect reduction, quality engineering, including improvement activities. Requires a BS degree in engineering with 10+ years of relevant experience or an MS degree in engineering with 5-7 years of relevant experience.
NEW! Division Automation Engineer - PCC Structurals
Incumbent provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of automation processes, including robotic systems, automation systems, computer systems, and controls systems. Works with either in-house or with an outside vendor to improve efficiency in production, reduce process variability and assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards exercising discretion and independent judgment in the evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making decisions after the various possibilities have been considered. Requires BS degree in Engineering Science with 3-5 years experience in Supplier Quality Control, Quality Engineering, OR equivalent experience.
These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings, listed in order of closing date:
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