Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

May 2, 2016


This Week's Features

 

Karl Haapala Receives 2016 SME Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award

Dr. Karl Haapala, associate professor in manufacturing engineering, is one of three Society of Manufacturing Engineers faculty advisors selected to receive SME Membership’s annual Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award. This award, established in 2011, recognizes student chapter faculty advisors for their service to SME, their student chapters and their role in helping SME advance manufacturing knowledge and education. The monetary award will allow the OSU SME student chapter to initiate and develop stronger external relationships with industry, which will impact chapter activities, including company tours, industry guest speakers, and SME conference student travel support.

 

AIAA Design/Build/Fly Takes 6th at International Airplane Competition.

Last week, the OSU AIAA Design/Build/Fly (DBF) team competed for their fourth year at the annual Cessna/Raytheon international radio-controlled aircraft competition. A team of 12 students traveled to Wichita, Kansas, to compete against more than 80 universities from around the world. The Design/Build/Fly competition requires universities to design and construct a radio-controlled aircraft to complete a set mission profile that changes each year. This year’s profile involved the process of distributed manufacturing and required teams to generate two aircraft: 1) a production aircraft (P-plane) that would be optimized to fit inside 2) a larger manufacturing aircraft (M-plane). Planes were designed to complete a set of three flights.

 

Despite the unfavorable winds (gusts up to 30 mph) which proved burdensome for many teams, Oregon State soared through the missions, successfully completing all on the first attempt as well as passing a bonus mission. The team finished in 6th place – the best in the club’s history and securing OSU DBF’s reputation as the highest ranking school without an aerospace program for the fourth consecutive year. Big congratulations to the team!

 

 

OSU AIAA Team Shares Senior Capstone to Future Engineers

Oregon State University's AIAA student chapter visited Newberg High School in Oregon to share their senior projects with a high-school Introduction to Engineering class. The mechanical engineering seniors walked through three senior capstone projects including the ESRA Rocket project and the Design/Build/Fly Remote Control Plane project. The class consisted of mostly first-year high schoolers.


Mark Your Calendar

Robotics Seminar Series

This week Dr. Gaurav S. Sukhatme, Dean's Professor and Chairman, Department of Computer Science

(Joint appointment in Electrical Engineering) at the University of Southern California, will be presenting a talk entitled "Robots at Sea," with a focus on adaptive sampling for marine biology. Dr. Sukhatme will discuss how advances in AI and machine learning are enabling a new generation of underwater robots to make intelligent decisions by reasoning about their environment. Refreshments will be served.
Robotics Seminar Series  |  DATE: Fri., May 6  |  TIME: 10 am  |  PLACE: Rogers 226

 

Graduate Education Info Night

The OSU Graduate School leadership team will present a general information session on Graduate Education on Tues., May 19, at 5:30 PM in Furman Hall, Room 101. This session is meant to provide general information to students in the early stages of considering whether graduate school is right for them. In addition to a detailed Q&A with Graduate School staff at the end of the presentation, we will cover such topics as: What are the benefits of a graduate degree? What are the basic admissions process and requirements? How do I pay for my graduate education?
Graduate Education Info Night  |  DATE: Tues., May 19  |  TIME: 5.30 pm  |  PLACE: Furman 101

 


Announcements

 

Thurs., May 5

MIME Graduate Defense:  "Robots Against Infectious Diseases: A Technologically Grounded, Human-Centered Exploration," by Kory Kraft, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. 1 pm, Rogers 226.

 

Wed., May 11, 2016

MIME Graduate Defense:  Development of a Salticid Spider Inspired Jumping Robot,” by Ramsey Tachella, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics, 12 pm, Rogers 226.

 

Fri., May 13, 2016

MIME Graduate Defense:  Residential Consumer Impact Information towards Reliability Assessment of Power System,” by Bivek Gurung, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 8 am, Rogers 304.

Fri., May 13, 2016

MIME Graduate Defense:  Towards a Conceptual Change Model to Support Organizational Change Efforts,” by Joshua D. Hille, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, 10 am, KEC 1114.

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Spring Term, Week Six

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their web page. The schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for this week is:
Sunday – closed | Monday 2 - 9 pm | Tuesday 12 - 9 pm | Wednesday 2 - 9 pm | Thursday 8 am - 9 pm | Friday 12 - 9 pm | | Saturday 9 am - 9 pm

 

Take Advantage of Writing Tutorials with OWL

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers two types of free, online one-to-one consultations to undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Synchronous sessions take place via Skype video chat; these hour-long sessions allow students to connect and interact with a tutor face-to-face, just like in the physical Writing Center. Asynchronous sessions take place via email. Students can submit a draft electronically and receive attentive, thoughtful feedback tailored to their specific needs. Tutors will respond to student writing within 48 hours.

To submit writing for an asynchronous email response, visit http://cwl.oregonstate.edu/owl.php

To schedule a synchronous Skype consultation, stop by the Writing Center at Waldo Hall 123; visit the online Appointment Request Form and indicate that you’d like to schedule a Skype consultation; or  call Kerry Hill, OWL Coordinator, at 541-737-5385


Scholarships, REUs and Fellowships

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer $3000 scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20. For more information go to: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships.


Job and Internship Opportunities

 

FEATURED:

Applications for the 2016-17 College of Engineering Ambassadorships are now available. First-year students encouraged to apply; send your resume and a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this position, and what makes you an excellent candidate to be a COE Ambassador. Send to: COE.Ambassadors@oregonstate.edu. Apply by May 6.

The CIRE Lab is seeking a sophomore or junior level student to maintain the group website. The student must have experience with creating websites and using Drupal. Interested students need to send a resume to Dr. David Blunck (David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu)

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings, listed in order of closing date:

  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks an SAS Clinical Programmer Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11147 
  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks an R Programmer Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11148 
  • Rang Technologies Inc seeks a Data Scientist Location: Piscataway, NJ Job ad expires on: 5/3/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11149 
  • Cabot Microelectronics seeks an Operations Intern Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 5/6/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10895 
  • Modis Recruiting seeks a Network Architect Location: Portland Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/6/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11057 
  • Veritas seeks a Space Planning/Facilities Project Management Intern Location: Mountain View Job ad expires on: 5/9/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11134 
  • Economic Development for Central Oregon seeks a Business Development Intern Location: 705 SW Bonnett Way #1000, Bend OR Job ad expires on: 5/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11164 
  • Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. seeks a Process Engineer I Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 5/10/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11811 
  • Antra Inc seeks a Dot Net Developer Location: Nation Wide Job ad expires on: 5/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11185 
  • Dexter System Inc seeks a Full Time Contract POsition For JAVA J2EE Developer on W2 Location: Bloomington,Illinois Job ad expires on: 5/13/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11186 
  • Nolan Transportation Group seeks a Carrier Operations Specialist Location: Vancouver, WA Job ad expires on: 5/15/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11240 
  • Mettler Toledo Product Inspection seeks an Engineering Detailer (Autodesk Inventor) Location: Tampa Job ad expires on: 5/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11284 
  • The Odom Corporation seeks an IS Intern Location: Bellevue, WA Job ad expires on: 5/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11286 
  • Norchem Corp seeks a Field Service Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/16/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11294 
  • PERI Formwork Systems, Inc. seeks a PERI Design Engineer Location: Woodland, WA Job ad expires on: 5/17/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11316 
  • AT&T seeks a Technology Development Program - Technology Operations Location: Redmond, WA Job ad expires on: 5/17/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11325 
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks a Junior Officer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 5/19/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6188 
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education seeks a DOE-EERE Postdoctoral Researchers in Solar Energy Technology Location: Nationwide, DC Job ad expires on: 5/21/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11804 
  • Columbia Forest Products seeks an Adhesives Technologist Location: Klamath Falls, OR Job ad expires on: 5/23/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12066 
  • Paradigm Construction LLC seeks a Project Engineer Location: Honolulu Job ad expires on: 5/23/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10782 
  • Columbia Cascade Company seeks a Design Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11443 
  • Sagetech Corporation seeks an Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Location: White Salmon, WA Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11467 
  • Electro Industries seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Westbury, NY Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 7783 
  • EFCO Corp. seeks an Engineer-in-Training Location: Kent, WA Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11471 
  • Myers Container seeks an Environmental Regulatory & Safety Manager Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11473 
  • The International Council on Clean Transportation seeks a Aviation Program Associate Location: San Francisco, CA Job ad expires on: 5/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11476 
  • Tesla Motors has a Powertrain R&D Internship Location: Palo Alto Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12090 
  • Infosys seeks a Systems Engineer Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9791 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Range Safety Officer (RSO) Location: Tillamook, OR Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10427 
  • First-Tek Inc seeks a Hiring for QA with Selenium Location: CA Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 9874 
  • Intel Corporation seeks an Automation Engineer Location: Hillsboro, Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10712 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks an Aerospace Engineer / Flight Test Engineer - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10911 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Flight Operations Manager - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10912 
  • Arrow Mechanical Contractors has an Engineering Summer Internship - FT Paid Location: Tualatin, Oregon Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10943 
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto has a Cellar Operations -- engineering internship Location: Modesto Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11175 
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education seeks a USDA Biochemist/Chemist Postgraduate Research Opportunity Location: Peoria, IL Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11207 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Location: Tillamook, OR Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11231 
  • Infosys seeks a UI/UX Designer Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11234 
  • Infosys seeks a Senior Consultant Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11235 
  • Infosys seeks a Technology Analyst Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11236 
  • Infosys seeks a Senior Systems Engineer Location: Multiple locations Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11238 
  • Cree, Inc. seeks a New Grad Process Engineer Location: Durham, NC Job ad expires on: 5/31/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11493 
  • JE Dunn Construction seeks a Project Engineer | Field Engineer | Mechanical/Electrical Engineer | Estimator Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 6/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6786 
  • Marten Transport seeks a Fleet Manager Location: Wilsonville, OR Job ad expires on: 6/6/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11668 
  • Dextro Software Systems INC has Immediate Openings for Hadoop Developers Location: Princeton Job ad expires on: 6/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11717 
  • Collabera seeks an Associate Account Manager Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 6/7/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11723 
  • viagogo seeks a Operations and Customer Service Representative Location: New York Job ad expires on: 6/11/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11801 
  • Precision Castparts Corp. seeks a Co-op and Internship Program Location: various location in United States Job ad expires on: 6/12/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11817 
  • Precision Castparts Corp. seeks an Operations Management Development Program Location: various location in United States Job ad expires on: 6/12/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11818 
  • DHL Express seeks an Operation Supervisor Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 6/17/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 11924 
  • VTI West seeks a Continuous Improvement Manager Location: Roseburg, OR Job ad expires on: 6/20/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12002 
  • MTI seeks a Manufacturing/Quality Engineer 1 Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 6/21/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12016 
  • Mu Sigma Inc seeks an Associate / Engagement Manager Location: United States Job ad expires on: 6/23/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12042 
  • Mu Sigma Inc seeks a Junior Associate Location: United States Job ad expires on: 6/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12043 
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods seeks a Manager Trainee - Retail Location: Corvallis, Salem Job ad expires on: 6/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12045 
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company seeks an Industrial Engineer Location: San Leandro, CA Job ad expires on: 6/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12048 
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto has a Coastal Operations Department Internship Location: Healdsburg, St. Helena, Napa, San Miguel, San Luis Obispo Job ad expires on: 6/24/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10557 
  • Flir seeks a Manufacturing Engineer- MFE Location: Wilsonville, Oregon Job ad expires on: 6/25/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12095 
  • MSI International has an Entry Level Engineer Opportunity Location: Northern Mississippi Job ad expires on: 6/27/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 12141 
  • 3D InFusion seeks an Eng. Tech. 1 Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 6/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6667 
  • 3D InFusion seeks an Eng. Tech. 1 Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 6/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 6668 
  • Moses Lake Industries seeks a Chemist I Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 6/30/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 10975 
  • Target Corporation seeks a Group Leader Location: Albany, OR Job ad expires on: 8/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 7118 
  • Target Corporation seeks a Distribution Operations Intern Location: Albany, OR Job ad expires on: 8/1/2016 Beaver Careers ID: 7119 


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