MIME E-Bulletin, November 3, 2014

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


This Week's Features

Humanitarian Engineering Lecture with Social Entrepreneur Jamie Bechtel

The Art of Listening” is the second lecture of a three-part “Voices from the Field” seminar series from the OSU Humanitarian Engineering Program. Dr. Jamie Bechtel will discuss how “listening to the message” saves time and resources when looking for solutions to a problem. Dr. Bechtel is CEO of New Course: an organization designed to initiate, and consult on, projects invested in offering social justice solutions to global issues. Refreshments are served at 4 pm. As well, Dr. Bechtel will be available the next day in the Women in Engineering Room (141 BAT) for an informal conversation and snacks.
The Art of Listening  |  DATE: Tues., Nov. 4  |  TIME: 4:30 pm  |  PLACE: Kearney 112
Coffee break with Dr. Bechtel  |  Wed. Nov. 5  |  TIME: 10:30 am  |  PLACE Batcheller 141

 

Intel is Hiring!

Intel is on campus this week for a career day. They welcome students to stop by between classes, bring a resume, and meet the Intel team! The "come as you are" sessions are designed to allow you to chat about Intel, receive resume tips, career advice,  This is your chance to spend time with the hiring team and learn about immediate opportunities.
Intel Career Day  |  DATE: Thurs., Nov.6  |  TIME: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  |  PLACE: 1005 & 1007 KEC

 

AIAA Brings in NASA Speaker

James Barrowman, NASA (retired) will present "One Engineer's Journey through Aerospace - Adventures in Rocketry.” All are welcome to attend this AIAA distinguished lecture event. James Barrowman served as a project and program manager at the Goddard Space Flight Center for 22 years, managing Attached Shuttle and Space Station Payloads, the Explorer Program, and the Hubble Space Telescope Program. He was awarded NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal and twice awarded NASA's Exceptional Service Medal, as well as the GSFC Award of Merit.
NASA Guest Lecturer  |  DATE: Fri., Nov. 7  |  TIME: 2:00 pm  |  PLACE: Owen 102


Mark Your Calendar

MECOP Recap from IIE/SME Participants

The “IIE/SME: MECOP- What We Really Thought” event is this week (tomorrow!). There will be students sharing their internship experiences, as well offering tips on how to succeed in the interview process. It will be a great opportunity for students who are in interested in MECOP to ask questions in an informal environment. The event will take place in ROG 230. Pizza will be provided to attendees.
IIE/SME MECOP |  DATE: Tues., Nov. 4  |  TIME: 6:00 pm  |  PLACE: Rogers 230

MatSci Seminar -- Chemistry of Energy Storage

Materials Science will offer a seminar on "Scalable Materials Chemistry for Energy Storage," with Dr. David Ji, from Oregon State Chemistry. The last two decades have witnessed the remarkable successes of advanced materials with nanoscale features. Despite the progresses, complicated structures have been fabricated with tedious procedure and/or expensive reagents and surprisingly a lack of careful consideration on the affordability and scalability of the syntheses. Dr. David Ji will discuss basic materials synthetic methods that are potentially scalable and affordable to prepare tailor-designed nanostructured materials
Chemistry of Energy Storage  | DATE: Thurs., Nov 6   | TIME: 3 pm  | PLACE: Rogers 226

Seminar: Customizing Products Using Customer Data

Scott Ferguson, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University will speak on "Customizing Products for Heterogeneous Markets Using Customer Data" this week as part of the Fall MIME Design & Manufacturing Seminar Series. Dr. Ferguson will discuss designing competitive products suchthat opportunities for marketplace success are not forfeited; topics covered include correct representations of market heterogeneity and the ability to explore a large number of possible solutions. His talk also highlights research efforts conducted at NC State that explore how estimates of heterogeneous customer preference obtained from discrete choice models can be used to guide product design decisions.
MIME Design & Manufacturing Seminar  |  DATE: Fri., Nov. 7  |  TIME: 2-3 pm  |  PLACE: Rogers 230 (note room change)

 

Calling All Entreprenuers: "For This Reason, I'm Out..."

The OSU Advantage Accelerator program is calling on all innovators to apply for Shark Tank 2014. Prepare your innovative bait and energetic pitch for the Willamette Valleys toughest sharks. You have to apply for the opportunity to participate. Applications are due Nov. 25. The event takes place at Corvallis Sports Park Dec. 9, 6-8 pm. For more details, visit http://www.willametteinnovators.com/events/shark-tank-2014.

If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin.

Disclaimer:This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


Announcements

Fri, Nov 7

MIME Graduate Defense:Numerical Design of a High-Flux Microchannel Solar Receiver,” by Charles Rymal, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2 pm, Rogers 226.

 

MPRL Opening Hours - Week 6

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their website. The fall term schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for the week of Nov. 2 -Nov. 8 is:

Sunday – closed
Monday – 8-10am; 12-1 pm; 3-5 pm
Tuesday – 8-10am; 12-9 pm
Wednesday – 8-10am; 12-3 pm; 5-9pm
Thursday – 8 am to 9 pm
Friday – 8-10am; 12-5pm
Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm

 

Photo Scheduling for Graduating Seniors

If you are graduating this year, please sign up to have your senior picture taken and fill out the senior exit survey. A note to those who walked in June 2014, therere is no need to complete the survey and have your senior picture taken twice! However, if you were unable to have your picture taken, here is your chance

The URL for pictures is http://mime.oregonstate.edu/photosignup/
The URL for the survey is: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6t9EM1WYZYxSGLb

 

COE Solutions=Good Technology Days

The College of Engineering offers many unique computing resources, including these three:

1) Remote access to Engineering software applications and full desktops that simulate being in an Engineering computer lab is available at our Citrix portal: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/citrix

2) Kumo, our new system of allowing Google Drive, DropBox, Box.com, and Microsoft OneDrive association with your Engineering account; this system allowing the apps to appear as mapped network drives is ready for use. Details for a necessary one-time configuration are at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/kumo

3) Thanks to your help, using Print Release in our Engineering Computer Labs we've seen a decrease in wasted paper! Check out our Mobile Print Release, where instead of swiping an OSU Student ID Card at the laser printer, any wifi mobile device can release jobs. Details at:  http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/printing


 


Scholarships and Fellowships

 

Dept. of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

A DOE summer fellowship opportunity through the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program  provides STEM students with an excellent research experience -- for either undergraduate or graduate students. For more information and to complete the MLEF application, visit http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship or contact them at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.  The application deadline is Jan. 2, 2015.

 

Inaugural Teaching Fellow Program at Rose-Hulman

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has opened a call for nominations and applications for inaugural fellows in the Rose-Hulman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Program, which will begin Fall 2015. Nominees should be capable of teaching foundational classes in the mechanical engineering department but need not be currently teaching in mechanical engineering. More information on Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is available at www.rose-hulman.edu.Nominations should be sent by email to: Professor Lorraine Olson, Chair, Rose-Hulman Distinguished Teaching Fellow Search Committee, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Lorraine.Olson@Rose-Hulman.edu. Screening of applications begins Dec. 15.

 

PhD Degree in Wind Energy, and $30K in Funding

Iowa State University announces a new Ph.D. degree in wind energy. The program allows the opportunity to gain experience internationally and in an industry setting. The degree -- Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) -- is interdisciplinary and admits applicants with BS or MS degrees in AeroE, CE, EE, IE, MSE, ME, Economics, Statistics, and Meteorology. Annual $30,000 stipends are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

 

VA Healthcare Systems Engineering Seeks Postgraduate Fellowship Candidates

The VA Healthcare Systems Engineering Postgraduate Fellowship Program is seeking graduating students for full-time fellowship opportunities. The program is actively looking for 3-4 fellows to start in July 2015. An annual stipend is provided to all fellows -- $32,500 for master’s level fellows and $46,000 for fellows with a PhD.  Fellows must have a Master’s or PhD degree by July 1, 2015 and U.S. citizenship. 

 

Udall Scholarship for Native American Studies, Multiple Areas

The Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 80 $5,000 scholarships and 50 Honorable Mention awards of $350 for the 2015-2016 academic year to current sophomore and junior undergraduates. (Oregon State has winners of these prestigious scholarships almost every year.) The Udall Scholarship seeks candidates studying:
1.) Native American health care (includes health care administration, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities).
2.) Tribal public policy (includes fields related to tribal sovereignty, governance or law; natural resource management; and other areas affecting Native American communities).
3.) The environment (includes engineering, science, urban planning and renewal, and economics).
Application deadline: March 4, 2015

 


Job and Internship Opportunities

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings. Newly posted opportunities are listed first and then in order of closing date:

 

  • Insitu, Inc. seeks a 2015 Winter Intern - Engineering Location: Bingen, WA Job ad expires on: Nov. 4, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 2657)
  • Synopsys Inc. seeks a R&D Engineer Job location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: Nov. 7, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2257)
  • Jireh Semiconductor Inc. seeks a Staff Process Integration Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: Nov. 7, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 3258)
  •  Progress Rail Services seeks an Engineer III Job location: Omaha, Ne Job ad expires on: Nov. 7, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2666)
  • Con-Vey Keystone Inc. seeks a Mechanical Engineer / Designer Job location: Roseburg, OR Job ad expires on: Nov. 10, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2729)
  • Intel Corporation seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Job location: Hillsboro, Oregon Job ad expires on: Nov. 10, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 3196)
  • Ninkasi Brewing Company seeks a Supply Chain Director Location: Eugene OR Job ad expires on: Nov. 18, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 2860)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Winery Startup (Engineers) Internship 2015 (June-Dec) Location: Livingston, CA; Fresno, CA Job ad expires on: Nov. 25, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 2951)
  •  E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Process Technology (Scientists) Internship 2015 (July-Dec) Job location: Fresno, Calif.; Livingston, Calif. Job ad expires on: Nov. 25, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2950)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Winery Startup (Engineers) Internship 2015 (June-Dec) Job location: Livingston, CA; Fresno, CA Job ad expires on: Nov. 25, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2951)
  • Trillium Technical seeks Entry-level Mechanical Engineers Job location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 1998)
  • Marvell Semiconductor seeks an Engineer, ASIC Design & Verification Job location: Corvallis, Oregon; Boise, ID; Santa Clara, CA Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2974)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seek a Field Industrial Engineer Job location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2960)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Field Industrial Engineering Internship Job location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Nov. 28, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2961)
  • Nestle Purina PetCare Company seeks a Supply Chain Internship Job location: St. Louis, Missouri; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Rogers, Ark. Job ad expires on: Nov. 30, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2591)
  • Town of Friday Harbor seeks a Capital Project Manager/Engineering in Training Job location: Town of Friday Harbor, Wash. Job ad expires on: Nov. 30, 2014 (Beaver Careers ID: 2818)
  • Cascade Products seeks an Engineering / Mechanical Salesperson Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: Dec. 1, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 2518)
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources seeks a Natural Resource Engineer 2 Location: Port Angeles, WA Job ad expires on: Dec. 1, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 3013)
  • ESCO Corp. seeks a Design Engineer Location: Portland Oregon Job ad expires on: Dec. 6, 2014 (Beaver Careers Job ID: 3052)


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  • NEW -- The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla) invites applications for a non-tenure-track (NTT) teaching assistant professor position.(Ref #00061252)
  • Michigan Technological University, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Apply by Nov. 14 for full consideration.
  • NEW -- The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Assistant Professor in the area of Mechanical and Autonomous Systems. Review of applications begins Nov. 15.
  • The University of Iowa Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, non-tenure track faculty position in industrial engineering. Application review begins Nov. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has five open tenure/tenure-track positions for the 2014-2015 recruiting cycle. Application review begins Nov. 15.
  • The College of Engineering at Wayne State University seeks applications for the following tenure-track position; Assistant or Associate Professor in Industrial & Systems Engineering Department. All applicants must use the online hiring system at http://jobs.wayne.edu, referring to posting 040601. Application review begins Nov. 15.
  • NEW -- The Mechanical Engineering Department at Tennessee Tech seeks applicants to fill one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Please apply by Nov. 17.
  • West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, invites applicants for an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Preference is given to applications responding by Nov. 17.
  • The University of South Florida seeks to fill positions for Assistant, Associate, Full Professors of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering. Full consideration will be given to applications received by Nov. 21.
  • The Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University has opening for tenure/tenure track faculty positions to support a broad initiative in advanced manufacturing. Apply by Nov. 22.
  • NEW -- The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for four tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank in the areas of  1) mechanics of novel materials and structures, 2) whole body biomechanics and design, 3) design of mechanical/fluid systems, and 4) microscale/nanoscale devices. Review of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure-track faculty position in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. The review of applications begins Dec. 1. Informal discussions with applicants also will occur at the INFORMS (November) and Winter SIM (December) conferences. Write to Alice Smith at smithae@auburn.edu for information. 
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is conducting  three faculty searches (health-systems engineering, advanced manufacturing, and the living environments lab.) Application deadlines range from Dec. 1, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015.
  • Ohio University – Russ College of Engineering and Technology seeks to fill a visiting Stocker Professor position in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with educational, research, or industrial experience in thermal, fluid or energy field are encouraged to apply. Application review begins Dec. 1.
  • The School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University seeks talented and motivated candidates for two tenure-track positions, starting in Fall 2015. Evaluation of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering has three faculty positions this year. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • Auburn University has multiple tenure-track faculty and lecturer positions in aerospace engineering (a total of five). Review of applications begins Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan is seeking candidates for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, including the fields of Design and Innovation, Computational Thermal/Fluids, and Manufacturing - Metals Processing. Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Division of Integrative Systems and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, seeks candidates for two joint appointments with any of the College of Engineering departments of full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. Apply before Dec. 1.
  • Princeton University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has openings for two junior faculty (job requisition number 1400675). Apply by Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Candidates with educational, research, or industrial experience in thermal, fluid or energy field are encouraged to apply. Application review begins Dec. 1.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. For further information, please contact Dr. Mark Karwan, Chair, Search Committee, at mkarwan@buffalo.edu, or 716.645.2422. For full consideration, apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M has several open tenured-track/tenured faculty positions in the areas of advanced manufacturing, energy, robotics and other mechanical engineering disciplines. Also, the department is looking for non-tenured track faculty at all levels (lecturers, senior lecturers, and professors of engineering practice). Apply by Dec. 15 for full consideration.
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering North Carolina State University has three tenure track faculty openings, and seeks applicants in Thermal-fluid sciences and Aero-fluid sciences. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • Bradley University has one tenure track assistant professor position in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is seeking a Head for the Department of Industrial Engineering & Logistics Management. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • Southern Methodist University, Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (Position No. 52680). Apply by Dec. 15 for full consideration.
  • NEW -- The University of Hartford has a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor (with specialization in Mechatronics, Robotics and Machine Design). Apply by Dec 31.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University seeks to fill multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Review of applications is ongoing, but applications must be received by Dec. 31.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure track position in Ocean Engineering. Apply by Jan. 1, 2015; review of applications is in progress.
  • The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Missouri S&T offers a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Review of applications begins Jan. 5, 2015.
  • NEW -- The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach invites applicants for four open faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. Review of applications begins Jan. 16, 2015.
  • Ohio University – Russ College of Engineering and Technology seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) in Industrial and Systems Engineering. For full consideration, apply by Jan. 31, 2015.
  • San Jose State University is looking to fill an open faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in one of the following areas: Human Factors or Engineering Management. For full consideration, apply by Jan 20, 2015.

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