This Week's Features

Living with Fire
At the new Western Fire and Drought Management Center at Oregon State University, researchers like David Blunck, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, focus on fire-prone landscapes.

Robots for the Real World
As one of the top four robotics programs in the nation, the College of Engineering at Oregon State University is making major contributions to this fledgling field. Chief among them is a new institute aimed at addressing not only the research and education related to robotics but also the ethics, policy and economic and legal issues that come with such a wide-reaching technology.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Undergraduate Engineering Expo 2017
    This year's Senior Design Showcase features nearly 200 student-built projects from across the disciplines: Biological & Ecological Engineering; Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Construction Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; and Nuclear Science & Engineering. OSU engineering students may volunteer for this event. Volunteer for at least two hours and receive a free t-shirt. More information. Register to volunteer here. 
    May 19 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Kelley Engineering Center, Johnson Hall & the Community Plaza

  • Grad School Info Night
    Please join us for light refreshments and a presentation by the OSU Graduate School covering the basics of graduate education. Learn the benefits of a graduate degree, the basic admissions process and requirements, and how to pay for a graduate degree.
    MAY 25 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center & streaming online


Scholarships, REUs and Fellowships

  • Portland General Electric is sponsoring a number of $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate students, in almost all cases the $2,500 is awarded for a second year and includes the opportunity for a connection to a PGE mentor.

    This scholarship requires that prospective awardees prepare an essay (350 to 500 words) that addresses the following question:
    What do you see as the challenges of the electric utility industry and how can your engineering discipline contribute to improvements or solutions to the challenges?

    You are free to respond creatively.  If you need additional information, consider reviewing this website or the following subject areas:
      • Workforce recruitment, diversity and inclusion
      • Electric utility reliance on STEM majors 
      • Integration of renewables, hydro, natural gas combustion
      • Preparedness for natural disasters, such as a major earthquake
      • Reduced Reliance on Coal
      • Impact of Regulation on long term power planning

Job and Internship Opportunities

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  • Nike seeks a Materials Researcher II. MS or Ph.D. (preferred), in ME, Material Science, Physics or ChE. See more.
  • Key Technology, has an open position for a Technical Buyer. They believe a student from the Manufacturing program at OSU could potentially be a great fit for this position in Walla Walla, WA. See more.
  • Orange Media Network is hiring over 2 dozen student positions, and ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME! We have a variety of positions open for different fields: journalism, web development, creative media, sales, marketing and more. OMN is a great place for students to gain experience in an industry-level facility with transferable skills, and students are not required to be an expert in any area as we have a wide range of training opportunities. For more information, job descriptions, and to apply, please visit:
  • Precollege Programs is currently hiring for two Student Outreach Assistant positions. Both of these position connect with a diverse population of middle school students (e.g. first generation, wide cultural and income range, urban and rural). By sharing their own stories, Oregon State students will inspire visiting students to think about their future, and show them that anyone can go to college. If interested, please apply on our Student Outreach Assistant Pool position.  Questions are welcome and can be directed to Emily Nicholson ( or Jean Garcia-Chitwood ( Interviews have started, so please apply!
    • Campus Field Trips (CFT) Outreach Assistant– Guide school groups around campus on tours, lead/help with STEM activities, and inspire students to go to college! ($10/hr, 0-5 hours per week throughout the school year)
    • Mobile Summer Camp Coach – Deliver a variety of engineering and invention camps to middle school students all over Oregon. This is a full time summer position that begins mid-June and ends mid-August. Traveling is required every week. Students will receive a lodging and meal stipend. ($10/hr, 40 hours per week mid-June through mid-August)

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • Georgia Southern University has multiple visiting assistant professor positions for Ph.D. graduates and post-docsThey are currently looking to fill multiple general term limited visiting assistant professor positions with teaching emphasis in the areas of Materials Processing and Materials Science, Solid Modeling-Engineering Graphics,and/or General Engineering Sciences. The positions are for the 2017-18 academic year, with a starting date of August 1, 2017.
  • Villanova has an opening for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor, Mechanical Engineering. The position will require 12 contact hours of teaching each semester. The fall load will be two sections of statics and two of lab.  
  • Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Rowan University invites applicants for part-time visiting faculty positions.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at Assistant Professor level. The starting date for the positions is September 1, 2017. 
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Western New England University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, beginning in August 2017. Candidates should have an interest and expertise in any of the following areas: applications of mechatronics, robotics, process automation, and control.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University (NAU) invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in our program to begin August 21, 2017.  This Lecturer will be teaching both lower- and upper-division undergraduate classes and laboratories in engineering design, solid mechanics and thermal-fluids sciences. Job ID: 603127.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering position.
  • has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more. Browse the full list of opportunities here

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