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Mark Your Calendar

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Officer Elections
    All majors are welcome to apply and run for any position, the only requirement is that you want to see the club grow! Designing, building, networking, and organizing skills welcome! Becoming an officer is a great way to get involved with SME for the first time, and get valuable leadership experience. The elections will be on Tuesday, February 20 at starting at 6:00 p.m. in Rogers 230. Find more information on the elections process and positions available here: IISE Officer Information and  SME Officer information. Email chair@oregonstate-sme.org with any questions.
    Feb. 20 | 6:00 p.m. | Rogers 230

  • Saving Atlantis
    Saving Atlantis is a documentary about one of the most consequential issues of our time: the dramatic decline of global coral reef ecosystems and the impact on human populations that depend on them. Produced by a team of award-winning filmmakers and researchers, the film follows those who are fighting to uncover the causes of coral decline and find solutions before it’s too late. It is an emotional exploration of some of our planet's greatest natural wonders at a tipping point in their ecological history.
    Feb. 20 | 7 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center
  • Winter Career Expo
    Students at Oregon State are doers. Problem solvers. Communicators. If you’re looking for some of the best employers in the country (and who isn’t?), you won’t want to miss the Oregon State Career Expo. This career fair attracts approximately 130 employers seeking jobs and internships in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, business, and healthcare. See more on http://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com.
    Feb. 21 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

  • The Existential Threat of a North Korean EMP
    Dr. George Baker and Dr. James Gilbert will discuss the physical and political environment surrounding the threat of a North Korean electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Baker’s professional background spans academia, industry, and government. He is Professor Emeritus at James Madison University where he taught applied science (1999-2012), is a member of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Foundation for Resilient Societies, and served as a senior staff member on the Congressional EMP Commission (2002-2008). Gilbert serves as the Chief Scientist at Metatech Corporation. He is active at Metatech in the development and use of analytic and numerical techniques to model electromagnetic and plasma effects produced by nuclear and natural radiation.
    Feb. 21 | 4 p.m. | Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 125

  • GradX - Ideas in Action
    Inspired by TED Talks, GRADx explores ideas in action. Six graduate students from different colleges and programs will share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8-10 minute engaging format. Presenters are challenged to reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter. Attendance is free and all members of the OSU and Corvallis community are encouraged to attend.
    Feb. 22 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Milam Auditorium, Room 026

  • Interfor Day at Oregon State
    Interested in a manufacturing career? Interfor is looking to fill multiple summer positions at our sawmill locations in Washington and Oregon: Procurement Summer Intern Maintenance Technician Intern Safety, Quality Control, and Production Technician Intern. Attend our information session to learn more about the opportunities Interfor has to offer and apply to our positions in person. Select candidates will be invited on-site to tour our mill operations and meet employees before final selection is made. Food will be provided – so come hungry! 
    Feb. 22 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 124 Johnson Hall

  • Hidden Figures | Modern Figures: Meet Systems Engineer Tracy Drain
    Tracy Drain is a Flight Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Deputy Chief Engineer for the Juno Mission to Jupiter. Inspired by Childcraft Books and Star Trek, Tracy Drain dreamt of designing and building the Starship Enterprise when she grew up. Tracy is passionate about space exploration and STEM fields in general and loves taking every opportunity to share her enthusiasm with students, their parents and teachers. Lunch is included. 
    Feb. 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 112 Kearney

  • Friday Snack & Study Sessions: Have homework to work on? Worried about MECOP? Want to get a dose of schadenfreude listening to upperclassmen complain about capstone? Come to the Friday Snack & Study Sessions, hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers! We'll bring snacks and MIME seniors, you bring your homework, and questions. Open to all engineering majors! Connect with SME and find other events on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonStateSME/. 
    Fridays | 2-5 p.m. | Dearborn 119 Study Lounge

  • 19th Annual Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet sponsored by the Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers
    For more than 50 years, Engineers Week has helped to promote awareness of the engineering profession and to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering.  In support of these objectives, we invite current engineering students at OSU to attend this year’s banquet for free! Register HERE to apply for FREE admission to the event.
    Feb. 26 | 5 p.m. | Cascade Ballroom at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

  • “Household Energy in Guatemala” – 3-credit field course in September 2018 – Info Session 
    Students from any major and level are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2018 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families and conduct student-driven research into the technologies and policies that can help to address it. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course Monday, February 26th at 5:15 pm in 400 Waldo Hall. More details on the info session are here  and details about the past course here. Please contact the course leader, assistant professor of mechanical engineering Nordica MacCarty, Nordica.maccarty@oregonstate.edu, with any questions.
    Feb. 26 | 5:15 p.m. | 400 Waldo Hall

  • The Mechanics of Footwear Innovation - an hour with innovator Mike Friton
    The Oregon State Sports Engineering and Product Development Club presents Mike Friton, who will share insight from his 30 years at Nike's secretive Innovation Kitchen and comment on the future of the athletic footwear industry. Friton's career began at Bowerman Lab, an athletic footwear “think tank” created by Bill Bowerman, Co-Founder of Nike before he joined Nike's Innovation kitchen as a Senior Innovator. Friton is a Junior National Champion in Steeple Chase and a 1980 United States Olympic Trials competitor. Today, he holds 14 patents on prototype shoes and his projects include the recent Back to the Future self-lacing shoe and the Nike Presto. In 2011, Friton left Nike to launch his own footwear prototype enterprise, giving him the flexibility to contract with leading and niche-market footwear companies, and to develop prototypes of his own.
    Feb. 28 | 7-8 p.m. | LINC 302 

  • MIME Distinguished Lecture Series: Srinivas Garimella, Ph.D. - "From Microscale Transport Phenomena to  Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems"
    Dr. Srinivas Garimella is the Hightower Chair in Engineering and Director of the Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology. Representative approaches to exploit the advantages of microscale heat and mass transfer not only in small-scale devices, but also to extend them to Megawatt-scale applications will be presented. Energy utilization systems for space-conditioning, waste heat recovery, carbon capture, natural gas cleaning, power plant condenser cooling, water purification, modular nuclear reactors, and portable cooling for the military and other hazardous duty applications will be presented.  The talk will demonstrate that application of these insights into phase-change heat and mass transfer can have a significant impact on the supply, demand and intermediate stages of the energy pathway.
    March 2 | 1 p.m. | Rogers 226

MIME Faculty Candidate Seminars

  • Robotics
    • Joe Davidson, postdoctoral researcher, Newman Lab for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      "Interactive Robotics for Agriculture"
      Feb. 23, 10 a.m., Rogers 226
    • Naomi Fitter, postdoctoral scholar, University of Southern California
      Feb. 27, 10 a.m., Rogers 226
  • Design
    • Kosa Goucher-Lambert, postdoctoral research associate, Carnegie Mellon University
      "Engineering Design Decision-Making: Using Behavior, Cognition, and Computation to Create Design Tools of the Future"
      Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Rogers 226
    • Carlye Lauff, Ph.D. candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder
      "Prototyping in the Wild: The Role of Prototypes in Companies"
      Feb. 21, 2 p.m., Rogers 226
    • A. Emrah Barak, Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University
      Feb. 27, 3:30 p.m., Rogers 226


    • SPRING 2018 Humanitarian Engineering Courses - No prerequisites
      On campus:
      HEST 320 Engineering for Global Health Solutions, Bacc Core STS. More details.  
      HEST 241: Household Energy in Guatemala Background — this is the 1-credit prep course for Dr. Nordica MacCarty’s field course that is traveling in September.


      HEST 412/512 Multidisciplinary Case Studies in Humanitarian Engineering, Sci & Tech - Bacc Core STS. More details. 
    • 2018 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region VI Student Conference and Paper Competition
      AIAA sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region for student members at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The 2018 AIAA Region VI Student Conference and Paper Competition will be hosted by University of California, Merced April 6-8, 2018.  Students from regional schools are invited to submit papers and give formal presentations that are judged for technical content and communication skills. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top three winners in each category. Funding description: Funds of $1,000 will be provided to one student to cover expenses to present a paper at the conference. Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students presenting research work directly or indirectly related to Aerospace Engineering. Application : Please send a one-page PDF with Title and 150-word abstract as well as a support statement from a faculty advisor. Deadline is March 3, 2018 ( https://region6.aiaastudentconference.org). Contact roberto.albertani@oregonstate.edu for more information. 

Scholarships and Fellowships

  •  AAMI-HSEA Health Systems Engineering Scholarship
    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. See more at: http://www.aami.org/professionaldevelopment/content.aspx?ItemNumber=4073. Applications are due on Feb. 28: http://www.aami.org/professionaldevelopment/content.aspx?ItemNumber=4073&navItemNumber=643

  • Merced Nanomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES) Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Merced  Summer 2018 
    • Full-time undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience (GPA 3.0 or above); US citizen or permanent resident status. Benefits: 
    • -Research-related experience in the areas of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering
    • -Experimental learning and hands-on training on cutting edge research instrumentation
    • -Research and academic guidance and mentoring (http://maces.ucmerced.edu/faculty) and graduate students.
    • -Professional development opportunities via participation in monthly workshops
    • Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
    • Application Submission: https://tinyurl.com/yc25xq8z
    • Contact Info: Petia Gueorguieva, pgueorguieva@ucmerced.edu 
  • Eric Englund Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship – Applications are sought for the 2018-2019 Eric Englund Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship, which is to be awarded to a graduate of Oregon State University.  This scholarship is to be given for graduate study in:
    •        Agricultural Economics (preferably, but not necessarily exclusively, in its international aspects),
    Or graduate study in:
    •        Kinesiology, Human Development and Family Studies or Nutrition.
    Full nomination instructions can be found here:https://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards/englund-scholarship. Deadline to submit packets is 5 p.m. February 21, 2018.

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agencywide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.  Chosen audiences are: informal education institutions; high school, undergraduate and graduate students.  The application deadline is: March 1, 2018.  For more details contact: https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/. 

  • Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc., based in Sacramento, CA, is growing and we are looking for talent to join its heat exchanger group.  http://www.vpei.com/

  • Blount International has several open full-time engineering staff positionsand would be delighted to have graduating students or others already launched in their career make application should they be interested. See more at https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=Blount.  
  • Transfer Students! Join the START team as a Transfer Ambassador. Help welcome incoming transfer students and their families to Beaver Nation! This is a paid summer job opportunity and a great way to make connections. Apply today at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/54931

  • APHIS Pathways Intern Program - Now accepting applications: APHIS has just opened up the application period for the Pathways Intern Program. These are paid internships with APHIS in multiple disciplines, including agriculture, science, technology, finance, policy, environment, communications, business, and many other fields. The locations of the internships are Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Texas, Puerto Rico, Washington, Florida, Washington D.C, Minnesota and Arizona. So if students are interested in gaining experience in another state, please encourage them to apply. Applications and more information can be found at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careers/internships/intern-career-program. 

  • For more job listings, sign up for Handshake at http://career.oregonstate.edu/handshake.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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