Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin
Weekly newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University
January 23, 2017
This Week’s Features
OSU to be founding partner in national robotics initiative
Oregon State University will be one of the founding academic partners in the newest Manufacturing USA Institute, a $3 billion federal and private company initiative designed to enhance U.S. competitiveness in advanced manufacturing. “We'll be leveraging our world-class robotics faculty in collaboration with our colleagues in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing engineering, and electrical engineering and computer science,” said Bill Smart, an associate professor in the OSU College of Engineering and one of the university’s leaders in robotics education and research.
Ecampus ranked top 10 nationally by U.S. News for 3rd straight year
Oregon State University upheld its status as a leader in online education today when it was ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report for the third consecutive year. Oregon State Ecampus, the university’s online education division, is ranked eighth out of more than 300 higher education institutions in the category of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. OSU is tied for first among land grant universities on the list. U.S. News also recognized Oregon State’s online Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering program as being among the best of its kind in the nation. The fully online program, which has a focus on engineering management, is ranked No. 28 nationally.
Al-AbdRabbuh appointed to Corvallis School Board
Sami Al-AbdRabbuh, a doctoral candidate in industrial engineering at Oregon State University, was appointed Tuesday night to the Corvallis School District board of trustees to fill a vacant seat until July. “I’m honored. It’s a responsibility, and I’m looking forward to reflecting the needs of our students and community,” Al-AbdRabbuh said of the appointment.
Crimson Trace Founder Lew Danielson Receives SHOT Business Person Of The Year Award
Lewis Danielson (BS ME Tech '79), the Founder of Wilsonville, Oregon’s Crimson Trace Corporation, has received The SHOT Business Person of the Year Award. The prestigious industry recognition noted that Danielson was instrumental in inventing a cutting-edge product category, and then promoting laser sights and their many benefits. Today, Crimson Trace laser sights are recognized as standard equipment on numerous self-defense firearms and the company has nearly 3 million customers. Danielson, a trained engineer, was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2013.
Mark Your Calendar
NEW! Investigation of Weakly Viscoelastic Fluids
Dr. Travis Walker from OSU's School of CBEE will present "Investigation of Weakly Viscoelastic Fluids." Dr. Walker and his colleagues are exploring a number of novel techniques, as well as evaluating several previous ideas, to provide a detailed description of low-viscosity elasticity. They are also investigating a variety of industrial applications that are affected by weak viscoelasticity, including rinsing flows, turbulent drag reduction, inkjet printing, harmful algal blooms, subsurface flows, and more.
TFS Seminar | DATE: Fri., Jan. 26 | TIME: Noon | PLACE: Rogers 226
IISE Rockwell Collins Tour
The tour will begin at 10am and finish around 2pm, so we will meet to leave Corvallis at 8am. We will tour their facilities, hear from a couple speakers, and enjoy a provided lunch where students can network with current Rockwell Collins employees. There is a cap on the size of this tour, so you must sign up by Monday, January 23rd at 5pm. An email with additional details will be sent out after everyone has signed up. Register for the tour. Contact: Keaton Corder-Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockwell Collins Tour | DATE: Fri., Jan. 27 | TIME: 10 a.m. | PLACE: Rockwell Collins, Portland
Suit Camp will provide participants with training on interviewing and networking, then offer mock interviews with engineering professionals, garner feedback for future improvement, and then practice networking skills with professionals during a live social that includes free food and drink! 40+ professionals will be in attendance from companies across all engineering disciplines (Boeing, Daimler, CH2M, HP, Intel, Hoffman Construction, McKinstry, PCC and many more!). Practice your skills, build your network, and be better prepared for upcoming Career Fair Feb 16th! All engineering students are invited to participate. Registration is required.
Suit Camp | DATE: Thurs., Feb. 2 | TIME: 3-5:45 pm | PLACE: CH2M HILL Alumni Center
NEW! IISE Officer Elections
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter is holding officer elections to fill positions for 2017-18. Those who are interested and looking to get more involved with the club are encouraged to run for a position. Visit the Oregon State IISE website to get more information about the officer positions and the election process. For any questions, please email the Chapter President (Seth Taylor - email@example.com).
DATE: Thursday Feb. 2nd | TIME: 6pm | LOCATION: Rogers 230
Willamette Valley SWE Section Banquet
Due to the generous support of individuals and corporations, we expect to have somewhere between 10 and 30 sponsored tickets available to OSU engineering students to attend the upcoming Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet. A networking hour will be from 5-6 pm in the lobby, followed by dinner, awards, and our keynote speaker. We are excited to host Dr. Margaret Burnett, a Distinguished Professor at OSU in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. To sign up to receive a ticket, please complete this form by January 18th. Tickets will be issued first-come, first-served basis. All students, graduate and undergraduate, are welcome to sign up. If you are interested in volunteering at the event in exchange for free registration, contact Desiree Tullos.
Willamette Valley SWE Section Banquet | DATE: Wed., Feb. 8 | TIME: 6 pm | PLACE: CH2M HILL Alumni Center
NEW! 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.
DATES: Feb. 23rd - 26th | LOCATION: Oregon State University
MIME Woodshop Safety Seminars
The MIME woodshop will be holding 3 separate woodshop safety seminars on the following date and times:
- Tuesday, January 24th at 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, January 24th at 3 p.m.
- Friday, January 26th at 9 a.m.
The seminar is open to present and past ME250 students, you must have your ME 250 name tag to attend. The seminar will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Space is limited to 12 attendees per seminar. Seminars will be held in Rogers 106. Please email Darin Kempton at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Indicate which seminar you would like to sign up for.
Scholarships, REUs and Fellowships
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO. Application deadline: January 25, 2017.
URSA Engage: research opportunities for undergraduate students
URSA Engage is designed to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Awardees are expected to spend an average of 5 hours a week for the 15-week duration of the project (mid-Winter 2017 to the end of Spring 2017). URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their program at OSU. Application Deadline: January 31, 2017.
Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program
Penn State’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering seeks applicants for an outstanding undergraduate summer research program in the nuclear field at Penn State — the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program. The Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program is a 10-week paid summer program that provides an opportunity for undergraduates to obtain hands-on research experience and professional development in the nuclear field at Penn State. Students will work closely with a faculty mentor on a state-of-the-art nuclear research project, and will have opportunities to network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island. The program runs from May 30 –August 4, 2017. Apply by January 31, 2017.
Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM)
This REU is a nine or ten-week program where students work collaboratively on topics related to advanced manufacturing and materials research. CIMM research addresses the scientific and technological barriers relevant to two broad classes of manufacturing methods: (1) Multi-scale forming and replication for high-throughput manufacturing and (2) 3-D Laser-based Printing for adaptive manufacturing. Students will be integrated into ongoing research projects in state of the art facilities in an environment of peer and interinstitutional mentoring and collaboration. Students will be selected to join research groups at one of the three Universities: Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, and Southern University at Baton Rouge. Application Deadline: February 1.
NSF REU Site in Composites for Extreme Environments
North Carolina State University hosts a 9-week summer research program for outstanding rising junior and senior undergraduate students. We offer research experiences to work on topics related to composite materials subjected to extreme environments. The work covers topics including: work with carbon nano tubes that includes experimental and computational work, development of sensors for detecting damage in composite materials, and finally, determining the response of composite material subjected to extreme environments, including blast, impact and high temperature. Application deadline: February 3.
REU Site: Offshore Wind Energy Solving the Engineering Environmental and Socio-Economic Challenges
The Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences are hosting an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in exploring research in a wide range of wind energy topics, including engineering, wildlife ecology, and policy. Applications for Summer 2017 program due February 3.
NSF REU - Multiphysics of Active Systems and Structures
The REU program goal is to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering and related fields an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs, including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, etc. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects will engage students in cross-cutting technologies by inspiring the integration and synthesis of ideas and facilitating a better understanding of engineering design at the system level. Apply by February 10, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Job and Internship Opportunities
NEW! 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.
These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings, listed in order of closing date:
- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. seeks a 2017 Vehicle Logistics Internship Program Location: Various Job ad expires on: 1/29/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16205
- NEW! Cambia Health Solutions seeks a LifeMap Enrollment QA Intern Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 1/30/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15645
- Linn County General Services seeks a Temporary Drafter/Revit Intern Location: Albany, Oregon Job ad expires on: 1/30/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 14436
- Near Space Corporation seeks a Soft Goods Engineer Location: Tillamook, OR Job ad expires on: 1/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15624
- ENERGY NORTHWEST seeks an Engineering Intern Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: 1/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 13938
- G. Loomis, Inc. seeks a Product Design & Development Engineer Location: Woodland, WA Job ad expires on: 2/3/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15308
- MWH Global, now part of Stantec seeks a Project Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 2/10/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16092
- Trillium Engineering Services seeks an Entry-level Mechanical Engineering Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: 2/10/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15793
- Flonomix seeks a Trainee Location: Hillsboro, Oregon Job ad expires on: 2/11/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15819
- James Hardie Building Products seeks an Engineer Development Program Location: Various Job ad expires on: 2/12/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15848
- Madden Industrial craftsmen, Inc. seeks a Maintenance Equipment Engineer Location: Medford, Oregon Job ad expires on: 2/15/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15739
- Atira GST, Inc. seeks an R&D Engineer Location: Millersburg, Oregon Job ad expires on: 2/19/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15936
- NEW! Electro Industries seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Westbury, NY Job ad expires on: 2/28/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 14820
- SCHREIBER FOODS, INC.Location: Multiple Locations Job ad expires on: 3/1/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15656
- Integrated Power Services seeks a Continuous Improvement/Quality Engineer Location: GREENVILLE, SC Job ad expires on: 3/5/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16074
- Oracle Corporation seeks a Quality Assurance Specialist 1 Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 3/7/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16128
- Oracle Corporation seeks a Manufacturing Process Analyst Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 3/7/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16129
- NEW! Target Corporation seeks an Operations Intern Location: Albany, OR Job ad expires on: 3/17/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16253
- NEW! SIEMENS CORPORATION seeks a Technical Sales Development Program Intern Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 3/18/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16267
- NEW! Texas Instruments seeks a Technical Sales & Product Marketing Engineer FT & Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 3/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16011
- NEW! Paradigm Construction LLC seeks a Project Engineer Location: Honolulu Job ad expires on: 4/14/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 10782
- NEW! E. & J. Gallo seeks an Operations Technical Safety Intern Location: Modesto, CA Job ad expires on: 4/21/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16274
- NEW! Union Pacific Railroad seeks a Engineering Manager (Structures) Operations Management Training Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 4/27/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16161
Faculty and Postdoc Positions
- The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University-Cascades invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month tenure-track faculty position in the Energy Systems Engineering program at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will direct a robust program of externally-sponsored research with an energy focus. Apply by Jan. 31, 2017.
- The University of California, Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in mechanical engineering in the areas of Design, Robotics, Applied Energy Systems, and Nanoscale Systems Engineering. Apply by Jan. 31, 2017.
- The newly established Mechanical Engineering program at the University of West Florida has two faculty openings. One position will be based in Pensacola and the other at our satellite campus in Fort Walton Beach. Apply by Jan. 31, 2017.
- The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in areas encompassed by mechanical and aerospace engineering. Opportunities exist at the Assistant and Associate Professor ranks. The Department’s long term plan for these positions focuses on composite materials, aerospace structures, and additive manufacturing but other concentration areas are acceptable. Review of applications began on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.
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