Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

November 30, 2015


This Week's Features

"Robotics for Good" Wheelchair Advances

The self-driving wheelchair from the Personal Robotics Group led by Dr. Bill Smart has progressed to the next round of the "Robotics for Good" international competition. The group will be heading to Dubai in February for the finals, and compete for the one-million-dollar prize. The competition aims to support innovation in the key area of artificial intelligence and robotics. Congratulations!

 

Materials Science: Nuclear Fuels and Materials Development

The materials science weekly seminar is having Dr. Heather J.M. Chichester present this Thursday December 3. She is a staff scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the Nuclear Fuels & Materials Division. She will present on this research "Nuclear Fuels and Materials Development and Testing at Idaho National Laboratory." Seminars are in Rogers 226 at 3pm.

MatSci Seminar | DATE: Thurs., Dec. 3 | TIME: 3 pm | PLACE: Rogers 226

 

Talks with Robotics: Meet Bill Smart

Dr. Bill Smart will be speaking today about his work at Oregon State. This is a great opportunity to meet faculty and learn about the cool research happening right here. This is an informal event, with pizza provided. Dr. Smart researches in the areas of robotics and machine learning. In robotics, Smart is particularly interested in improving the interactions between people and robots; enabling robots to be self-sufficient for weeks and months at a time.
Robotics Discussion | DATE: Tues., Dec. 1 | TIME: 5 pm | PLACE: Covell 221


Mark Your Calendar

 

Graduate Students -- Submit Your Research Abstract by Jan. 6

The College of Engineering's second annual Graduate Student Research Expo is an event that offers graduate students the opportunity to present their research to a professional engineering audience. Please register and submit your abstract online for consideration no later than January 6, 2016. We will contact you after January 25 to inform you if you have been accepted as a presenter. A total of 51 graduate students from the School of MIME will be selected to represent our school and participate in this expo.

 

You are invited! Graduate School Info Workshop

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear the full story about graduate studies at this workshop. Meet current graduate students and learn what they wish they know when they were undergrads. Discussions include topics such as what can a pre-engineer do now to position themselves for acceptance to grad school; what should a junior/senior be doing; how is grad school funded, and much more. RSVP; breakfast and lunch are provided.
Grad School Info Workshop | DATE: Sat., Jan. 9 | TIME: 9 am – 1 pm | PLACE: Kearney Hall (RSVP)


Announcements

Tues., Dec. 8

MIME Graduate Defense: "Wave Energy Converter Array Optimization: Array Economic Analysis and Preliminary Results of a Genetic Algorithm Approach Introducing Cost Factors," by Chris Sharp, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 10:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Wed., Dec. 9

MIME Graduate Defense: Best Practices in Engineering Activities within New Product Development at Apparel Companies,” by Robert McKenna, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9:00 AM, Rogers 226.

Thurs., Dec. 10

MIME Graduate Defense: "Analysis of Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels," by Christian Buesch, candidate for PhD in Materials Science and Industrial Engineering, 10:00 AM, Richardson Hall 115.

Thurs., Dec. 10

MIME Graduate Defense: "Automated Synthesis of Hybrid Energy Network Optimization using A* & Ensemble Forecasting," by Jonathan Luc, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 12 PM, Rogers 226.

MPRL Opening Hours – Week Ten

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 – 12-5 pm  | Tuesday – 12-2 pm; 4-9 pm | Wednesday – 12-9 pm | Thursday – 8 am - 9 pm | Friday – 2-9 pm | Saturday 8 am - 9 pm


Scholarships and Fellowships

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master's and doctoral studies in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology and all other science, engineering, social science and resource management disciplines involving ocean and coastal areas, particularly by women and members of minority groups. Scholarship covers tuition and a living stipend; deadline for applications is December 10.

 

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Apply by Jan. 13, 2016.

 

AREVA Inc. Scholarship

The Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers and AREVA Inc. offers a financial assistance scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship provides financial assistance to individuals admitted to accredited undergraduate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho states. The application is due in late February 2016 and selection will be made in late March 2016.

 

Hydro Research Foundation Awards Program

The Hydro Research Foundation is leading the Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. The awards -- which include a living stipend of up to $18,000 and a tuition-and-allowance of up to $10,000 -- are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2016, the Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to between 4-10 students. Applications are due March 14, 2016, for appointments beginning June 2016 for one-year funding.


Job and Internship Opportunities

 

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

  • Precision Castparts Corp. seeks a Management Development Program Location: various location in United States Job ad expires on: 12/6/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8478 
  • Columbia Machine, Inc seeks a Controls Engineer Location: Vancouver, Washington Job ad expires on: 12/8/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8501 
  • Trillium Technical seeks an Entry-level, hands-on Mechanical Engineering opportunities in the automotive industry in southeastern Michigan Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: 12/10/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 5884 
  • Trillium Technical seeks an Entry-level Electrical Engineering opportunities in the automotive industry in southeastern Michigan Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: 12/10/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 5885 
  • Trillium Technical seeks an Embedded Software Engineering opportunities in the automotive industry in southeast Michigan Location: Southfield, Michigan Job ad expires on: 12/10/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 5886 
  • Apple, Inc. seeks a Firmware QA Engineer Location: Cupertino, CA Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7521 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks a Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering — Entry Level Location: Bosie Idaho Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8513 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks a Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering — Entry Level Location: Boise, Idaho Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8514 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks a Materials Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering — Internship Location: Boise, Idaho Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8515 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks a Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering — Internship Location: Boise, Idaho Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8516 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks an Industrial Engineering — Internship Location: Boise, Idaho Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8517 
  • Micron Technology, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Engineering — Internship Location: Boise, Idaho Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8518 
  • Daimler Trucks North America seeks a Driver Assistance Systems Engineer III (L6) Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8519 
  • Trupp HR seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 12/11/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8544 
  • Nolan Transportation Group seeks a Carrier Operations Specialist Location: Vancouver, WA Job ad expires on: 12/13/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 9031 
  • Apple, Inc. seeks an Analog Mixed-Signal Design Intern Location: Cupertino Job ad expires on: 12/14/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8540 
  • City of Corvallis seeks a Facility Automation Information Systems Intern IV Location: City of Corvallis, Public Works Job ad expires on: 12/14/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8588 
  • BLACK & VEATCH seeks a Project Controls Associate Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 12/14/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8598 
  • Amazon seeks an Operations Team Leader-Entry Level Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/15/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8504 
  • Electro Industries seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Westbury, NY Job ad expires on: 12/18/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7783 
  • Electro Industries seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Westbury, NY Job ad expires on: 12/18/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7783 
  • Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. seeks a Manufacturing Management Trainee Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/18/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8001 
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Applications Engineer Intern (Summer 2016) Location: Hillsboro, OR; San Jose, CA Job ad expires on: 12/18/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8678 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks an Electrical Engineer - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 12/21/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 6886 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks an Aerospace Engineer / Flight Test Engineer - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 12/21/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 6887 
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a Flight Operations Manager - UAS Location: Tillamook, Oregon United States Job ad expires on: 12/21/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 6889 
  • EnergySolutions seeks an Operational Research Modeler Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: 12/26/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8778 
  • NAVAIR - Patuxent River seeks a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Aviation Cost Analyst Location: Pautxent River, MD Job ad expires on: 12/27/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8794 
  • Hewlett Packard seeks a Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer Intern Location: Corvallis, Oregon Job ad expires on: 12/28/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8855 
  • Hewlett Packard seeks a Research & Development Engineering Student Intern Location: Corvallis, Oregon Job ad expires on: 12/28/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8856 
  • N2 Service Inc seeks a BIG DATA Developer Location: Anywhere in USA Job ad expires on: 12/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7131 
  • N2 Service Inc seeks an Entry level/Mid Level Software Programmers Location: Anywhere in USA Job ad expires on: 12/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8189 
  • N2 Service Inc seeks a Junior/mid level Java/j2ee developer Location: Anywhere in USA Job ad expires on: 12/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8190 
  • N2 Service Inc seeks a Java with hadoop Developer: Location: Anywhere in USA Job ad expires on: 12/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8191 
  • SABIC seeks a Commercial Development Program (CDP) Location: Pittsfield, MA; Huntersville, NC; Houston, TX Job ad expires on: 12/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8825 
  • Promise Cyber School seeks a Elementary teacher in China Location: Shanghai Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 5905 
  • 3D InFusion seeks an Eng. Tech. 1 Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 6667 
  • 3D InFusion seeks an Eng. Tech. 1 Location: Portland, Oregon Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 6668 
  • SYSTEMA USA Corporation seeks a Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Software Engineer Location: Bend, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7525 
  • SYSTEMA USA Corporation seeks an Equipment Integration (EI) Software Engineer Location: Bend, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7526 
  • Texas Instruments seeks an Applications Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7582 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Design Engineer BS Level Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7583 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Design Engineering – MS Minimum Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7584 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Technology & Manufacturing Rotation Program - Manufacturing Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7585 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Manufacturing Supervisor Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7586 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Product Engineering Rotation Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7587 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Technical Sales Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7588 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Product Marketing Engineering Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7589 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Software Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7590 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a System Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7591 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Facilities Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7592 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Technology & Manufacturing Rotation Program - Quality Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7593 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Technology & Manufacturing Rotation Program - Packaging Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7594 
  • Texas Instruments seeks an Information Technology Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7595 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Digital Marketing Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7597 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Finance and Operations ACCESS Rotation Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7598 
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Finance & Operations Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7600 
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Quality Assurance Specialist 1 Location: TBD Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7760 
  • Mu Sigma Inc seeks an Associate / Engagement Manager Location: United States Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7841 
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Supplier Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8570 


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  •  NEW -- The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, invites applications for two faculty positions, in the areas of advanced manufacturing and dynamical systems. Open until filled.
  • NEW -- Johns Hopkins University¹s Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels and across all areas of Mechanical Engineering. Particular emphasis is at the junior level and in the areas of Energy and the Environment; Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer; Mechanics and Materials; Micro/Nanoscale  Medicine; Robotics; Systems, Modeling, and Control.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hartford invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant and Assistant/Associate Professor ranks Areas of emphasis for this position is Thermo/Fluids/Energy, apply by Dec. 31.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Dept. at the Colorado School of Mines seeks applicants for an open faculty position at all ranks within the broad fields of robotics, automation, or manufacturing. Apply by Dec. 4.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for five open faculty positions in the general areas of Combustion, Energy (Nuclear Engineering), Energy (sustainable), Advanced Manufacturing/Materials and Bio-inspired Science and Engineering. Apply by Dec. 10.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rowan University invites applicants for a full time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any of the following areas: Energy and Power, Manufacturing, and Automation and Control. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering is searching for multiple tenure-track positions in computational sciences at all ranks. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at the University of Portland invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 9-month instructor position. Candidates Master's degree in a relevant discipline (Ph.D. preferred) should apply by Dec. 15.
  • North Dakota State University Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department invites applications for two full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) positions with an anticipated starting date of August 16, 2016. These positions will be 40 percent teaching, 40 percent research, and 20 percent service. Review of applications begins Dec. 15.
  • Southern Methodist University, Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a fulltime tenuretrack faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (Position No. 52680) in the area of Dynamic Systems & Control. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the School of Engineering (SOE) at the University of Connecticut. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Robotics Engineering Program invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels for fall 2016. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering at Lipscomb University invites applications from qualified candidates for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions – one each in the departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Apply by Dec. 15.
  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Bourns College of Engineering is leading a cluster hire search (3 open rank positions, with opportunity for appointment in ECE, ME, and/or other departments in engineering or the sciences) in the area of Intelligent and Autonomous Embedded Systems. Apply by Dec. 23.
  • NEW -- The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University has a faculty position opening in “Sensors and Systems.” Applications are due Dec. 31.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking to hire several full-time tenure-track faculty at the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor; applications for Full Professor will also be considered for exceptional candidates. Areas are 1) Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2) Composite Materials, 3) Thermofluid Transport. Apply by Dec. 31 for full consideration.
  • The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions, one in Systems Engineering and Design, and the other in Advanced Manufacturing. Priority deadline is Dec. 31.
  • The mechanical engineering department at UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS is looking for a new faculty at a junior rank (Asst. Prof. or early Assoc Prof.) in the thermal sciences area. Start date is Fall 2016. Apply by Jan. 1, 2016
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Research areas of particular interest include design (product design and materials design), manufacturing, and robotics. Apply by Jan. 3, 2016.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions, with a focus on: i) soft robotics, including soft body design and mechanics, sensing and actuation, and ii) micro/nano science and technology, including micro/nano additive manufacturing, micro/nano robotics, and micro/nano energy sensing and heat transfer. Apply by Jan 4, 2016.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) at Northern Illinois University has openings for two tenure-track full-time faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Industrial and Systems Engineering. For additional information about the position contact the search committee chair by writing to pdamodaran@niu.edu or calling (815) 753-5660. Apply by Jan. 4, 2016.
  • The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in autonomous systems and data processing in the field of ocean observation. Apply by Jan. 7, 2016.
  • NEW -- The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno is currently searching for a Department Chair (apply by Feb 1), and an Assistant/Associate Professor in thermal science (apply by Jan. 8, 2016).
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University is seeking applicants for multiple positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in all areas of Mechanical Engineering. Apply by Jan. 15, 2016.
  • The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Applicants that complement existing strength in flow physics and control, computational science, robotics, and materials are especially encouraged to apply. The search is aimed at the assistant professor level, but exceptional candidates at all levels will be considered. Apply by Jan. 15, 2016.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has two open faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. One position is in Mechatronics; the other is in Dynamics and Instrumentation. Apply by Jan. 15, 2016.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University is seeking candidates for multiple tenure-stream faculty positions; areas are experimental thermo-fluids, advanced manufacturing and combustion for automotive and aerospace fields. Apply by Jan. 17, 2016.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of nanomaterials, for solving critical energy issues. Apply by May 1, 2016.

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