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MIME News

  • OSU students, staff will make service learning trip to Puerto Rico over Spring Break
    During the last week of March, 32 students from eight different OSU colleges will fly to Puerto Rico for Spring Break to do a variety of projects in conjunction with Puerto Rico’s land grant university, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. They will work in the town of San Sebastián, in the northwest part of the island. That’s where the Segunda Unidad Bernaldo Mendez Jimenez school is located, and OSU representatives and Mayaguez officials have been working closely with school administrators to create a service learning plan that will benefit students there.
  • This Ostrich-Legged Robot May Be Your Next Pizza Delivery Guy [Inc. Magazine]
    Its design is birdlike, but this robot can walk wherever humans can. And where they can't.

  • Library releases new science video [Corvallis Gazette Times
  • The episode is latest in a series of series A.J. Fillo, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, and the Corvallis-Benton Library have produced. The latest installment was filmed in December in partnership with Nicole Sharp, of FY Fluid Dynamics, a fluid dynamics education blog with 250,000 subscribers.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Women in Manufacturing Oregon is hosting its first event! Join WiM Oregon as they promote WiM's newest Chapter at the Launch Party event. Hear Allison Grealis, President of WiM, speak about the work WiM does in supporting women across the manufacturing industry. This will be a great opportunity for local female manufacturing professionals and students to engage and network with women who have experience working in and with the manufacturing sector. The event will include dinner and a cash bar. We hope to see you there. RSVP.
    March 22 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Laurelwood Brew Pub, 5115 NE Sandy Blvd.,  Portland, OR 

  • 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

  • Beaver BarCamp 18 - The Un-Conference
    Share your passion, connect with others, and learn something new at Beaver BarCamp 18. This is an informal un-conference that has been hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab for over 10 years. Attendees can participate in sessions throughout the day or propose their own session on a project, hobby or research interest. Help us fill OSU’s Kelley Engineering Center with interesting ideas and skills. Continental breakfast and U-Hero lunch provided. Free registration at: http://beaverbarcamp.org/
    April 7 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. |  Kelley Engineering Center

  • HWeekend
    Have you ever wanted to create something fun and unique? HWeekend is your opportunity! This hardware development competition brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new — all packed into an intense weekend of activity. Six teams designed and built prototype devices at Oregon State’s first hardware weekend. HWeekend is a free event sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. Apply by April 7. More information and application.
    April 14-15 | Kelley Engineering Center 
  • 2018 Engineering Undergraduate Expo
    At the annual Engineering Undergraduate Expo, our undergraduate students will share their work through the use of models, demonstrations, and posters with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, their peers, other academic institutions, and the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with individual students, ask questions, and exchange ideas.
    May 18 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Johnson Hall and Kelley Engineering Center 

Graduate Defenses


MIME Faculty Candidate Seminars

  • Ashley Bucsek, Ph.D. Candidate, Colorado School of Mines
    "Elucidating Deformation Processes in Shape Memory Alloys Using 3D X-Ray Diffraction"
    Thursday, March 22 | 10 - 11 a.m. | Rogers 226

Announcements

  • If you planning to graduate Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2018 or have graduated in Fall 2017 and would like to attend the MIME Graduation/Commencement Celebration, please fill out the RSVP survey. If you have not yet had your senior picture taken, please sign up now: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/photosignup/.

  • The Graduate School is excited to announce our annual Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, both happening on May 3 as part of Grad Appreciation Week. These events offer graduate students the chance to share their scholarship and communicate it to a broad audience. In these judged events, $1,750 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three 3MT winners and additional prizes will be awarded in the Graduate Showcase. All participants will gain professional development skills and CV-worthy experience! This is a call for submissions for the Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis. The submission deadline is March 30. Please consider submitting to either event, and/or forward this information to anyone who may be interested. Consult our website for submission guidelines:  http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/feature/three-minute-thesis-competition and http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/feature/graduate-showcase.

  • Help Beaver Overdrive visit Facebook's most efficient data center: Facebook’s data center in Prineville, OR- one of the most advanced and efficient data center in the United States, has opened its doors to the Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) student group at Oregon State.  Facebook has been so thrilled with the rapid success of our Beaver Overdrive competitive computer overclocking team, that they wanted the student group to see how high efficiency computing is really done.  This is a once in a lifetime networking and learning opportunity for these undergraduate students, all of whom want to pursue a career in high-performance electronic packaging and thermal management.  Please help us take these students over the mountain to see state of the art technologies implemented on a massive scale.  https://create.osufoundation.org/project/9113

  • OSU AIAA has launched a new website. Check it out to learn more about the group and their competitions. www.osuaiaa.com

  • International Peer Mentoring Program - The International Peer Mentoring Program is a global community designed to help new international students with cultural, academic, and social adjustment. Join the program today to connect with other globally-minded students who have transitioned to life at OSU and serve as a mentor for students who have questions about life, culture, and Corvallis! Apply by April 1: https://goo.gl/forms/OQ65izhh5NlFDk6g1.
  • Survey: Student Attitudes Towards Admissions Practices in Higher Education - Lydia Ross, a doctoral student at Arizona State University, is conducting a study that looks at student attitudes towards higher education admissions policies. As a thank you, you will be entered into a drawing to receive one of three $100 Amazon gift cards. The survey will take about 10 – 15 minutes. You may skip any of the survey questions. Resulting data will be aggregated. You and your institution will not be identified in any resulting reports. Your participation is voluntary. If you have any questions, please call 480-727-5216. Participating in the survey indicates your consent for data you provide being contributed to the study. Please follow this  link to the survey: https://asu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6YGvPTz9C8O0xFj. If you have any questions about your rights as a subject/participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, you can contact the Chair of the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, through the ASU Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, at (480) 965-6788. Please let me know if you wish to be part of the study.
  • ITERATE: workshop series for potential entrepreneurs – Do you have a startup idea? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now accepting applications for its Iterate program, which begins April 3rd. OSU students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to apply. The four-week workshops series guides participants in evaluating and developing their entrepreneurial ideas. Click here to find additional information and apply.
  • An NSF-funded Cybermanufacturing REU Site at Texas A&M University is inviting applications for undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors in STEM disciplines) who are strongly interested in summer research experience.  Participants will be given the opportunity to work alongside faculty and graduate student mentors in ongoing faculty research in cybermanufacturing related topics. These include developing new “Apps” for real-time applications, architecture and working with innovative machines and data analytics, and investigating new design approaches. The participants will also have an opportunity to participate in several enrichment activities like industry tour, GRE workshop, research seminar, and Aggies Invent program.  Program Description: The summer research program on cybermanufacturing is an REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) with funding provided by the National Science Foundation. This REU will take place over the 10-week period from May 29 to August 6, and will include undergraduate students from other universities as well as students from Texas A&M. This summer’s program will include a cohort of up to ten students. Financially, travel costs for field trips will be supported and housing will be provided at no cost to each participant. Additionally, the each participant will be given a weekly $500 stipend. How to Apply:  To apply for Summer REU position, please click here

Internship Opportunities

  • Internship – Expires 4/30– ORISE Internships and Research Participation – Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – Corvallis *Employer is accepting OPT/CPT candidates* https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1416808

  • Georgia-Pacific highly regards our Engineering Development Summer Interns and Co-ops, not only as a valuable source of productivity and innovative ideas, but also as a source of talent from which we are able to select fulltime employees.  Interns and Co-ops are challenged with real, high-impact opportunities to create value and make a difference in our operations. They are held to the same standard as full-time employees and are expected to challenge the status quo, speak up, offer ideas and solutions, and also to uphold our high standards for compliance, health, and safety. http://www.gpcampusinfo.com/engineering/#?page=2
  • Hardware/Mechanical Engineering Intern, Summer 2018 Google - Google has both 3 and 6 month long Internships available. The 3-month Internship will start and end in the Summer 2018 timeframe (May to September). The 6-month Internship will start in June 2018 and end in December 2018. More info.

  • The PROMISE program is a ten-week paid internship which provides opportunities in university programs for Oregon State University undergraduate students, with particular emphasis on providing pathways for historically underrepresented students to professional careers.  Historically underrepresented students may include, but are not limited to, first-generation students, low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, students of color, students with disabilities, veteran students and transfer students. http://career.oregonstate.edu/promise-2018-project-descriptions-and-application 

Job Opportunities

  • The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI) is seeking to fill one part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Machine Shop Assistant position. Duties will include Machine Shop operations such as user training on the safe use of Machine Shop equipment and maintenance of tooling and general facility support. Please see OSU Human Resources Posting #P03336SE.  Closes March 19.
  • Western Shelter Systems seeks an Engineering Project Manager responsible for planning, organizing and directing engineering team to meet company objectives for design, new product development and improvement of existing product lines. This position reports directly to the Director of Operations. http://westernshelter.com/careers/2017/7/26/engineering-project-manager
  • OxBo Engineering, LLC seeks a junior engineer
  • with specialty in structural, mechanical, civil, or naval architecture degrees, who is career oriented, and willing to fulfill the design/drafting role, and take on increasing engineering responsibilities, and ultimately earn their PE License. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. If this sounds like the position and company for you, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@oxboinc.com. http://www.oxboinc.com/careers.
  • Paid position with the College of Engineering. Looking for motivated students from a variety of majors across the college! Ambassador duties include: Daily COE Tours, networking and interacting with alumni, recruiting prospective students, and more! Link to apply: http://bit.ly/coeambassador
  • Engineering Student Career Assistant. The College of Engineering is seeking energetic students to join the new COE Career Assistant team in the 2017-2018 academic year! Career Assistants support the mission and services of the College of Engineering and the Career Development Center by providing advisement to peers, assisting in the coordination of campus programs and events, and working collaboratively with staff, alumni and employers. Application Deadline is March 23. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/56986
  • Student Engineer – PacifiCorp – Portland - https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1423589/share_preview
  • Materials Management (Campus Recycling and Surplus Property) have multiple job openings in IT, online sales, warehouse work, refurbishing, driving, etc. Most applications are due on Tuesday, March 6th. Learn more and apply by visiting http://tiny.cc/recycle-jobs.
  • For more job listings, sign up for Handshake at http://career.oregonstate.edu/handshake.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions


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