Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

February 23, 2015


This Week's Features

This Wednesday, Hire Me!

Graduate Student Social Skills Society (GS4) would like to invite all graduate students to attend this FREE job search workshop. A professional photographer will help snap a stellar photo for your LinkedIn profile and Career Services will present on intermediate to advance tips to improve your resume. Come dressed in business formal and bring a laptop.
GS^4's Hire Me! Event  |  WHEN: Wed., Feb. 25  |  TIME: 3 pm  |  PLACE: Rogers 332

 

Materials Science Seminar: Material Properties of Wheat

Dr. Andrew Ross, Professor in Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State university will present "Wheat seeds, doughs, and batters as materials: from codons to cookies," as part of the Materials Science seminar series. In his talk, Dr. Ross will discuss how the material properties of wheat, its process intermediates, and finished-products are dependent on fundamental elements of polymer-polymer and polymer-solvent interactions.

"Wheat Seeds, Doughs, & Batters…"  |  DATE: Thurs., Feb. 26  |  TIME: 3 pm  |  Place: Rogers 226

 

School of EECS Presents ALMA Project with Michael Thorburn

Michael Thorburn, former head ALMA department of engineering & joint ALMA Observatory project manager (and presently at DirectTV) with give a special seminar on "The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) – Background, Technology & Challenges." The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has completed the construction the largest and most capable earth-based astronomical project in the world. ALMA is located at five kilometers above sea level in the Andes Mountains in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. It is the unique combination of very high precision reflector antennas, with custom high-performance millimeter-wave feed and receiver technologies, and very high-speed signal processing technologies enable ALMA to make these truly remarkable and significant contributions.

ALMA Project  |  WHEN:  Fri., Feb. 27  |  TIME: 2 pm  |  PLACE: KEC 1001


 


Mark Your Calendar

MIME Seminar: Responsible Manufacturing

John W. Sutherland, Ph.D. will present "Manufacturing Research in Support of Sustainability," as part of the MIME Seminar series. Sutherland, a professor and head of environmental and ecological engineering at Purdue University, will discuss air and water pollution – shortages of water and material resources –climate change – overburdened landfills, and the responsibilities of the manufacturing sector. He will discuss Purdue's research initiatives focused on reducing the environmental footprint of manufacturing. Please note, this seminar has had its time changed, updated below.

"Manufacturing Research in Support of Sustainability"  |  DATE: Wed., March 11  |  TIME: 11 am  |  Place: Rogers 226

 

EECS Professor Honored by National Academy of Engineering

The College of Engineering invites you to a reception to honor Gabor Temes (professor, School of EECS) for his recent election into the National Academy of Engineering. The celebration is Wed., March 11 at 5-6.30 pm in the Hallie Ford Center.

If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin.

Disclaimer:This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


Announcements

 

Mon, March 16

MIME Graduate Defense: "Template-Based Control of the Bipedal Robot ATRIAS," by Andrew Peekema, candidate for Masters of Science in Robotics, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Week 8 Winter Term

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their website. The fall term schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for the week ending Jan. 31 is:
Sunday – closed  |  Monday – 8-10 am; 12-5 pm  |  Tuesday – 8-10 am; 12-3.30 pm; 6-9 pm  |  Wednesday – 8-10 am; 12-9 pm  |  Thursday – 8 am – 12 pm; 3.30-9 pm |  Friday – 8- 10 am; 12-5 pm  |  Saturday – 9 am – 5 pm

 

Call for Abstracts for 5th Annual Hyodrophile Water Research Symposium

All students doing research in a field related to freshwater resources are invited to submit an abstract to the 5th annual Hydrophiles' Water Research Symposium, April 26-28 at the Oregon State Alumni Center. Submit an abstract online by March 6. The Hydrophiles’ Water Research Symposium is a student-centric event that builds connections between students, professionals, and citizens of the Northwest with interests in freshwater resources.

 


Scholarships and Fellowships

 

$3000 Scholarship for Six Engineers

The C.E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship, provided by The Seattle Foundation, honors and financially assists engineering students attending school in Washington or Oregon at the University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Oregon or Oregon State University.

The award of $3000 is given to six engineering students studying at UW, WSU, or OSU. The deadline is March 1.

 

REU at the University of Maine and University of Concepcion, Chile

The Forest Bioproducts Research Institute offers an opportunity for 10 highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research for a 10-week period, beginning June 1. Current undergraduate sophomores or juniors should consider the program if studying: Forest Operations, Resource Economics, Bioproducts, Bioenergy, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Material Science, or Nanotechnology. Research opportunities include:  Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis, Feedstock Extraction/ Modification, Process Control and Sensing, Nanomaterials Production and Utilization, New Product Development, and Nanotechnology Risk Assessment. The application deadline is March 31.

 

Benton Community Foundation Scholarships

The Benton Community Foundation has announced its available "OSU Opportunity Scholarships," which include scholarships for students of Native American descent; students from Thailand or Taiwan; students of ethnic Chinese descent; and students who are current residents of Nepal. The scholarship amounts range from $900 to $5,000. For more information and an application, please visit the website at: http://www.bcfgives.org/scholarships and review the OSU Opportunity Scholarships Application.

 

Scholarship for Student Vets

A Rockwell Collins Scholarship posted on the Student Veterans of America website will seek to award three $2,500 scholarships to student veterans that are interested in pursuing a STEM degree path. In addition to helping student veterans can achieve their goal of earning a college education, the scholarship aims to build a class of candidates that can meet the emerging workforce demands of Rockwell Collins. Apply by March 15.

 

National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy

The National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Program is open to eligible juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or eligible graduate students at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing a program of study, approved by the National Hydropower Association, related to the hydropower industry (engineering, biology, fisheries, hydrology, communications, or environmental studies).

 

Hydropower Research Funding

The Hydro Research Foundation researches and develops sustaining hydropower improvements. They have published their 2015 topics of interest here. The awards – up to $30,000 -- are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. All applications for the Hydro Research Award Program must be submitted by March 16, with Research Award announcements April 15. Applications must be submitted via email to secureapp@hydrofoundation.org.

 


Job and Internship Opportunities

Featured:

Dr. Hector Vergara is recruiting for a Graduate Research Assistant to work on a research project with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The minimum requirements are solid knowledge of optimization and heuristic methods, programming experience (Visual Basic for Applications), and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Experience with simulation and production process analysis are desirable qualifications. Some travel will be required as part of the project. Students interested in the position should contact Dr. Hector Vergara (hector.vergara@oregonstate.edu) or Dr. David Kim (david.kim@oregonstate.edu) for additional information about the position and/or schedule an interview.

Autodesk seeks an Intern Simulation Quality Assurance (15WD17384) As a Simulation Quality Assurance intern at Autodesk, you will be able to test our products and provide valuable feedback to the product teams.  You will work under the guidance of a senior software quality engineer mentor to assess overall design and functionality based on product owner specifications.   Your work can influence the behavior and design for professional commercial software.

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings. Newly posted opportunities are listed first and then in order of closing date:

  • Glosten seeks a Staff Engineer - Marine Engineering Group Location: Seattle, Washington Job ad expires on: Feb. 25 (Beaver Careers ID: 3738)
  • Glosten seeks a Staff Engineer - Naval Architecture Group Location: Seattle, Washington Job ad expires on: Feb. 25 (Beaver Careers ID: 3739)
  • Glosten seeks a Staff Engineer - Ocean Engineering & Analysis Group Location: Seattle Washington Job ad expires on: Feb. 25 (Beaver Careers ID: 3740)
  • Williams-Sonoma Inc. - Global Supply Chain seeks a Engineering Summer Internship Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: Feb. 25 (Beaver Careers ID: 4689)
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks an Engineering Internship Location: Clatskanie, OR Job ad expires on: Feb. 27 (Beaver Careers ID: 4191)
  • Cascade Products seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Portland, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 2518) Job ad expires on: Feb. 28.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a 2015 Forest Engineer Technician Internship Location: Veneta, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 2998) Job ad expires on: Feb. 28.
  • Oracle Corporation seeks an ORACLE-Manufacturing Process Engineer/WWOPS Location: Hillsboro, Oregon United States (Beaver Careers ID: 4215) Job ad expires on: Feb. 28.
  • Oracle Corporation seeks an Oracle- WWOPS- Supply Chain Analyst Location: Portland, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 4219) Job ad expires on: Feb. 28.
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Process Manufacturing Analyst Location: Hillsboro, or (Beaver Careers ID: 4435) Job ad expires on: Feb. 28.
  • Metanautix seeks an Engineer- Big Data Location: Palo Alto, CA (Beaver Careers ID: 3538) Job ad expires on: March 5.
  • Metanautix seeks a Data Analyst-Summer Intern Location: Palo Alto, CA (Beaver Careers ID: 4006) Job ad expires on: March 5.
  • Metanautix seeks a Data Analyst Location: Palo Alto, CA (Beaver Careers ID: 4007) Job ad expires on: March 5.
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks an Enology Research Winery Internship 2015 (6 Months) Location: Modesto, CA (Beaver Careers ID: 2749) Job ad expires on: March 6.
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Process Tech Development Internship Program for Engineers 2015 (June-Dec) Location: Livingston, CA; Fresno, CA (Beaver Careers ID: 2618) Job ad expires on: March 6.
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Pilot Winery Winemaking Internship 2015 (June-Dec) Location: Livingston, CA (Beaver Careers ID: 2621) Job ad expires on: March 6.
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks an Entry Level Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: March 18 (Beaver Careers ID: 4703)
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks an Engineering Intern/Co-Op Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: March 18 (Beaver Careers ID: 4704)
  • Columbia Helicopters, Inc. seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Location: Aurora, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 4260) Job ad expires on: March 21.
  • Hampton Affiliates seeks a Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Internship Location: Willamina, Oregon Job ad expires on: March 22 (Beaver Careers ID: 4288)
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants seeks a Project Coordinator - Portland, OR ( 0017) Location: Portland OR Job ad expires on: March 22 (Beaver Careers ID: 4581)
  • Con-Vey Keystone Inc seeks a Mechanical Engineer / Designer Location: Roseburg, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 4302) Job ad expires on: March 23.
  • New Relic seeks a SDK Engineer Location: Portland, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 4307) Job ad expires on: March 23.
  • Columbia Helicopters, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Aurora, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 4318) Job ad expires on: March 24.
  • Columbia Helicopters, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Designer Location: Aurora, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 4319) Job ad expires on: March 24.
  • Interfor Corporation seeks a Continuous Improvement Technicians Location: Molalla (Oregon), Swainsboro (Georgia), Baxley (Georgia), Preston (Georgia) (Beaver Careers ID: 4321) Job ad expires on: March 24.
  • SunWize Power & Battery, LLC seeks a Power System Engineer Intern Location: Philomath, OR Job ad expires on: March 24 (Beaver Careers ID: 4348)
  • GEOENGINEERS, INC. seeks a Staff Geologist/Environmental Engineer Location: Redmond, WA Job ad expires on: March 27 (Beaver Careers ID: 4357)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Design Engineer Location: US (Beaver Careers ID: 2784) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Design Engineer Location: US (Beaver Careers ID: 2785) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • ZCS Engineering, Inc. seeks a Structural Engineering Location: Klamath Falls, Medford, & Grants Pass, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 3486) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Engineer, Semiconductor Industry Location: US (Beaver Careers ID: 3815) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Process Engineer, Semiconductor Industry Location: US (Beaver Careers ID: 3833) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a 2015 Mechanical Engineer Internship Location: Roseburg, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 4360) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a 2015 Systems Engineer Internship Location: Springfield, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 4394) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a 2015 Manufacturing Process Management Internship Location: Roseburg, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 3837) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Roseburg, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 4397) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a Systems Engineer Intern Location: Roseburg, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 3854) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a Manufacturing Process Management Interns Location: Roseburg, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 3860) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Field Industrial Engineer (Full-time) Location: Nationwide (Beaver Careers ID: 3866) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Field Industrial Engineer (Intern) Location: Nationwide (Beaver Careers ID: 3867) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Turnagain Marine Construction seeks a Project/ Field Engineer Location: Alaska (Beaver Careers ID: 3869) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Design Engineer BS Level Location: Nationwide (Beaver Careers ID: 3880) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Design Engineering – MS Minimum Location: Nationwide (Beaver Careers ID: 4202) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Product Marketing Engineering Intern Location: Nationwide (Beaver Careers ID: 3884) Job ad expires on: March 31.
  • ENERGY NORTHWEST seeks an Intern-Design Engineering (5515) Location: Richland, WA (Beaver Careers ID: 4526) Job ad expires on: April 4.
  • ENERGY NORTHWEST seeks an Intern-Systems Engineering (5514) Location: Richland, WA (Beaver Careers ID: 4527) Job ad expires on: April 4.
  • ENERGY NORTHWEST seeks an Intern-Plant Support Engineering (5513) Location: Richland, WA (Beaver Careers ID: 3607) Job ad expires on: April 4.
  • Zephyr seeks a Technical Support Engineer Location: Newark (Beaver Careers ID: 3608) Job ad expires on: April 4.
  • Cree, Inc. seeks a New Grad Process Engineer Location: Durham, NC (Beaver Careers ID: 4552) Job ad expires on: April 5.
  • Reitmeier seeks a Mechanical Engineering Assistant Location: Tualatin, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 4090) Job ad expires on: April 5.
  • Lanz Cabinets seeks a Cabinet Preliminary Designer Location: Eugene, Oregon Job ad expires on: April 6 (Beaver Careers ID: 4580)
  • Midstate Electric Cooperative seeks a Staff Engineer Location: La PIne, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 2431) Job ad expires on: April 6.
  • EarthCruiser seeks an Engineering intern Location: Bend OR (Beaver Careers ID: 3913) Job ad expires on: April 7.
  • EarthCruiser seeks an Engineering intern Location: Bend Or Job ad expires on: April 7 (Beaver Careers ID: 4594)
  • Microsoft Corporation seeks a MSIT Full Time & Intern Location: Redmond, WA (Beaver Careers ID: 2336) Job ad expires on: April 10.
  • Sandy Farms seeks a Processing Plant Supervisor Location: Boring, Oregon Job ad expires on: April 12 (Beaver Careers ID: 4693)
  • BNSF Railway seeks a Technology Services (Unmanned Arial Systems) Intern Location: Fort Worth, TX Job ad expires on: April 13 (Beaver Careers ID: 4702)
  • Anjaneyap Global Inc seeks an Entry Level Business Analyst and Quality Analyst Location: Milpitas, California Job ad expires on: April 17 (Beaver Careers ID: 4747)
  • Peak Reliability seeks a Power Systems Applications Intern Location: Loveland, CO Job ad expires on: April 18 (Beaver Careers ID: 4761)
  • Cardinal Glass Industries seeks a Process Engineer Location: Winlock, WA Job ad expires on: April 18 (Beaver Careers ID: 4751)
  • Trinity Consultants, Inc. seeks an Environmental Engineer/Consultant Location: Seattle, WA Job ad expires on: April 19 (Beaver Careers ID: 4776)
  • Peak Reliability seeks a Power Systems Applications Intern Location: Vancouver, WA Job ad expires on: April 20 (Beaver Careers ID: 4760)
  • Thermogen Technologies, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Corvallis, OR Job ad expires on: April 20 (Beaver Careers ID: 4799)
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Manager (Signal or Structures) - Operations Management Training Program Location: Various Job ad expires on: April 22 (Beaver Careers ID: 4328)
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Production Manager (Locomotive or Freight Car Departments) - Operations Management Training Program Location: Various Job ad expires on: April 22 (Beaver Careers ID: 4329)
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Transportation Manager - Operations Management Training Program Location: Various (Beaver Careers ID: 3917) Job ad expires on: April 22.
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Internship/Coop Location: Various Locations (Beaver Careers ID: 3918) Job ad expires on: April 22.
  • Anjaneyap Global Inc seeks an Entry Level Business Analyst and Quality Analyst Location: Milpitas, California Job ad expires on: April 23 (Beaver Careers ID: 4831)
  • Trillium Technical (formerly Computer and Engineering Services, Inc.) seeks a Entry-level, hands-on Mechanical Engineering opportunities in the automotive industry in southeastern Michigan Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan (Beaver Careers ID: 3946) Job ad expires on: April 24.
  • Intel Corporation seeks a Process Engineer Location: Aloha, OR (Beaver Careers ID: 3951) Job ad expires on: April 25.
  • Maxim Integrated seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Intern, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: April 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 2792)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks a Design Engineer Intern Location: US (Beaver Careers ID: 3955) Job ad expires on: April 30.
  • ITS Technologies, Inc. seeks an Entry Level Structural Engineer Location: Portland, Oregon (Beaver Careers ID: 3974) Job ad expires on: April 30.
  • ProIT Inc. seeks a BigData Analyst Location: Across US Job ad expires on: April 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 4031)
  • ProIT Inc. seeks a Business Intelligence Developer Location: Across US Job ad expires on: April 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 4033)
  • Dassault Systemes seeks an Education Material Internship Location: Seattle Wa Job ad expires on: April 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 4738)


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  • The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Department of Industrial Design in Jiangsu, The People's Republic of China, seeks to hire three to four new faculty members, in positions similar to tenure-track positions. Contact Derrick Tate, Ph.D., Department Head for more information. D.Tate@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • University of the Pacific, School of Engineering and Computer Science (SoECS), Department of Mechanical Engineering has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Position is open until filled.
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks a Senior Lecturer faculty in the Thermal-Fluids Area. Position is open until filled.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School has a position open for a tenure-track faculty in Autonomous Systems with an emphasis on Underwater Vehicles.  Candidates should immediately send an application letter, along with curriculum vitae and names of three references by email to gvhobson@nps.edu, or mail to: Garth Hobson  | Professor and Chairman | Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | 700 Dyer Road, Watkins Hall, Room 338 | Naval Postgraduate School | Monterey, CA 93943-5100 USA. Position will remain open until filled.

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