Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

October 26, 2015


This Week's Features

Winter Term Pro-School Applications -- Deadline

Pre-engineering students interested in applying for winter term pro-school should note that applications are due Oct. 31. The application can be found online.

 

Two Faculty to Study Smoldering Combustion with SERDP Grant

Drs. David Blunck and Kyle Niemeyer, both assistant professors of mechanical engineering have secured funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The two faculty are co-principal investigators on a $1.3 million study of smoldering combustion over the next five years, which is as part of a larger program with the USDA Forest Service.  The project will support three to four Ph.D. students at Oregon State as well as strengthen the engineering presence in the Oregon FIRE center.


Mark Your Calendar

Materials Science Seminar Series Invites PNNL Scientist

The materials science weekly seminar is having Chong-Min Wang present this week.  Dr. Wang is a staff scientist at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).  He will present on his research "Multi-scale ex-situ and in-situ S/TEM and SIMS probing of structural and chemical evolution of energy storage materials."  Before joining PNNL in 2001, Dr. Wang worked at Max-Planck Institute for Metal Research in Stuttgart in Germany, National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, and Lehigh University in the U.S.  He was the recipient of Microscopy Today Innovation Award, R&D100 award, Rowland Snow Award from the American Ceramic Society, and Outstanding Invention Award from Japanese Science and Education Committee.

MatSci Seminar Series | DATE: Thurs., Oct. 29 | TIME: 3 pm | PLACE: Rogers Hall 226

 

Double-Header for Robotics Seminar Series

This week's Robotics Seminar Series features two 30-minute talks from members of the Personal Robotics Group. The talks include "Automating Visual Process Improvement Methods for Defect Detection" by Austin Nicolai and "Evaluation of Physical Marker Interfaces for Protecting Visual Privacy from Mobile Robots" by Matthew Rueben. Visit robotics.oregonstate.edu/seminar for more information.

Robotics Seminar Series | DATE: Fri., Oct. 30 | TIME: 10-11 am | PLACE: Rogers Hall 226

 

Register for Summer Research Experience Session

The COE will have a workshop for those interested in "Research Experience for Undergraduates" -- a broad and diverse research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation at university locations across the country. An REU is a valuable addition to your undergraduate education! The session will cover information on how to seek out opportunities, be a more competitive applicant, as well as other tools useful in the application process. Registration is required. http://bit.ly/1K96SOY.  For more information please contact Alicia Lyman-Holt (alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.edu).  Please note that registration is limited, if this session fills more sessions will be opened. 

Learn about REUs  |  DATE: Tues., Nov. 10  | 7 pm  |  PLACE: Kearney 305

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

COE Workshops on International Study Opportunities

The COE International Programs has two upcoming workshops this fall covering international study abroad options. “Study Abroad in Europe” is on November 3 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and also at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Covell 121. “Scholarships for Study Abroad” is on November 10 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in Covell 121. No RSVP required; just stop by the workshops and learn how to get in an international educational opportunity. Questions via email can be directed to COE.Study-Abroad@oregonstate.edu.

 

MPRL Opening Hours – Week Five

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  – 12-5 pm |  Thursday – 8 am - 9 pm |  Friday – 2-9 pm |  Saturday 8 am - 9 pm


Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for winter term 2016 and/or spring term 2016. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the university. NOTE: the program description and application have been revised -- http://research.oregonstate.edu/incentive/undergraduate-research-innovation-scholarship-creativity-urisc. Information: Debbie Delmore at debbie.delmore@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov 2.


Job and Internship Opportunities

FEATURED:

Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) seeks highly motivated IMPACT players to join their manufacturing development program. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree – preferably in one of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Industrial Systems or Manufacturing Engineering are encouraged to apply. Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures world-class complex metal components and products; serving the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC has more than 150 facilities worldwide, with over 100 located in the US. Apply online http://bit.ly/1Hk7sdi

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:

 

  • PepsiCo seeks a Frito-Lay Supply Chain Operations Associate Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/25/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7570 
  • PepsiCo seeks a Frito-Lay Supply Chain Operations Future Leader Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/25/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7572 
  • Eaton Corporation seeks an Eaton Internship Program - Power Systems Automation Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/26/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8059 
  • Amorphyx seeks an Engineering Technician Location: Corvallis Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7160 
  • Cree, Inc. seeks a New Grad Process Engineer Location: Durham, NC Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7707 
  • ConAgra Foods seeks an Associate Process Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7696 
  • ConAgra Foods seeks an Associate Process Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7697 
  • ConAgra Foods seeks a Team Leader Production Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7698 
  • Lenity Architecture seeks an Engineer-In Training Location: Salem, OR Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7714 
  • Interfor Corporation seeks a Reliability Engineer Location: Gilchrist, Oregon Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7716 
  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy seeks a Conservation Corps Crew Member Location: Estes Park, CO Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8133 
  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy seeks a Conservation Corps Crew Leader Location: Estes Park, CO Job ad expires on: 10/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8134 
  • Legrand seeks an Operations Leadership Development Program Associate Location: various Job ad expires on: 10/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8069 
  • Equilibrium seeks an Analyst (Ag & Food) Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 11/2/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7789 
  • Arup seeks a Graduate & Intern Engineering Positions Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/7/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7843 
  • Linear Technology seeks a Process Engineering Intern Location: Camas, WA Job ad expires on: 11/8/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7889 
  • Apache Inc. seeks a Manufacturing Quality Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 11/9/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7895 
  • Nolan Transportation Group seeks a Carrier Operations Specialist Location: Vancouver, WA Job ad expires on: 11/13/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8436 
  • Amazon seeks an Operations Team Leader-Entry Level Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/15/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8504 
  • CSD Nano, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Corvallis, Oregon Job ad expires on: 11/15/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8011 
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: 11/16/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8031 
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Material Science Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: 11/16/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8032 
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Product Development Engineer - Mechanical Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: 11/16/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8033 
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Engine Designer - Mechanical Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: 11/16/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8034 
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Thermal Fluids Research Engineer - Mechanical Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: 11/16/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8035 
  • Syngenta seeks a Production & Supply Development Program Associate Location: Multiple Locations Job ad expires on: 11/17/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8061 
  • BNSF Railway seeks a Transportation Management Trainee 2016 Location: Systemwide, Texas United States Job ad expires on: 11/22/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8140 
  • BNSF Railway seeks a Mechanical (Engineering) Management Trainee 2016 Location: Systemwide, US Job ad expires on: 11/22/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8143 
  • BNSF Railway seeks a Mechanical (Engineering) Intern 2016 Location: Systemwide, US Job ad expires on: 11/22/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8144 
  • BNSF Railway seeks an Engineering Management Trainee 2016 Location: Systemwide, US Job ad expires on: 11/22/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8146 
  • BNSF Railway seeks an Engineering Intern 2016 Location: Systemwide, US Job ad expires on: 11/22/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8147 
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks an Entry Level Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/23/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8559 
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC seeks a Engineering Intern/Co-Op Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 11/23/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8560 
  • Sweed Machinery seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: GOLD HILL, OREGON Job ad expires on: 11/23/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8178
  • Peak Reliability seeks an EMS Operations Support Engineer Location: Vancouver, WA Job ad expires on: 11/23/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8718 
  • Peak Reliability seeks an Operations & Interchange Specialist-Bulk Electric System Location: Vancouver, Washington Job ad expires on: 11/23/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8719 
  • Tesla Motors seeks a Supply Chain Internship / Co-Op (Winter/Spring 2016) Location: Palo Alto, CA or Fremont, CA Job ad expires on: 11/24/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8209 
  • Dassault Systemes seeks an Education Material Internship Location: Seattle Wa Job ad expires on: 11/27/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7036 
  • Balfour Beatty Construction seeks a Project Engineer Location: Boardman, Oregon Job ad expires on: 11/27/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7721 
  • Barry-Wehmiller Design Group seeks a Project Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 11/27/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8228 
  • KW Associates LLC seeks an Industrial Engineer / Product Development Engineer Location: Corvallis, OR Job ad expires on: 11/27/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8231 
  • KW Associates LLC seeks a R&D Engineering Internship Location: Corvallis, OR Job ad expires on: 11/27/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8233 
  • PacifiCorp seeks a Student Engineer-150991 Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 11/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8332 
  • PacifiCorp seeks a Student Engineer, Electrical - 150977 Location: Portland Job ad expires on: 11/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8333 
  • FamilyCare, Inc. seeks a Business Process Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 11/29/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8350 
  • Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific seeks a Industrial Engineer Location: Silverdale Washinton Job ad expires on: 11/30/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8580 
  • Columbia Cascade Company seeks a Design Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 12/1/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8376 
  • Precision Castparts Corp. seeks an Energy Manager Location: various location in United States Job ad expires on: 12/1/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8380 
  • EMPOWER Sales seeks a Territory Manager Location: Portland/Seattle Area Job ad expires on: 12/1/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8382 
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources seeks a Littlerock and Delphi Unit Engineer - NRE2 Location: Tumwater, WA Job ad expires on: 12/8/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8489 
  • Trillium Technical seeks a Mechanical Engineer for the automotive industry in southeastern Michigan Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: 12/10/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 5884 
  • 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 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 
  • Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. seeks a Manufacturing Management Trainee Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/18/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8001 
  • 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 
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a Supplier Engineer Location: Hillsboro, OR Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 8570 
  • 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 
  • 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 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 Facilities Engineer Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 12/31/2015 Beaver Careers ID: 7592 


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  • The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce there will be a significant growth of faculty over the next several years. In 2015/16, the Department will fill six tenure-track positions in ME. The areas of interest include, but are not exclusive to: advanced manufacturing and materials processing, energy systems, computational fluid dynamics, intelligent systems and sensors, autonomous systems, and other emerging areas. Review of applications is ongoing.
  • The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University is inviting applications for three positions: C.G. (Turk) and Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair; Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of manufacturing; and part- to full-time lecturer to teach IE undergraduate courses and HCI graduate courses. All three ads are online here.
  • The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology Department at the Oregon Institute of Technology invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position in Seattle, Wash. The position is open until filled.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Structural Dynamics and in the area of Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy  The positions are open until filled.
  • The Industrial Engineering Department at Lamar University has two openings for tenure track faculty. The early deadline is Oct. 31.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at El Paso seeks applicants for two faculty positions -- one in the broad areas of manufacturing and energy, and the other in aerospace engineering. Apply by Nov. 1.
  • The Operations & Industrial Engineering (OIE) program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty opening at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply by Nov. 1.
  • The Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign invites applications for at least three full-time faculty positions at all ranks in the broad areas of operations research, data analytics or computing, large scale systems engineering and design, and cognitive engineering/human factors (especially with emphasis in healthcare and aging populations). Review of applications begins Nov. 1.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas is seeking nominations and applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of additive manufacturing. Apply by Nov. 9.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be in the broad area of water utilization. Apply by Nov. 9.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo - SUNY is seeking candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in thermal/fluid sciences and advanced manufacturing. Apply by Nov. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for the position of Chair of the department and Richard C. Hill Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Apply by Nov. 15
  • The Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Applied Mechanical Engineering (AME) Program and the CMU Mechanical Engineering (ME) Partnership Program with the University of Colorado-Boulder seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Apply by Nov. 20.
  • NEW -- The Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE) at the University of South Florida invites applications for two faculty positions at Assistant/Associate professor levels starting in August 2016. Apply by Nov. 22 for full consideration.
  • New -- The School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University seeks candidates for two faculty positions; rank, tenure and salary will be based on candidate qualifications and accomplishments. Apply by Dec. 1 for full consideration
  • The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions 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 Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering in Biology and Medicine; Robotics; Systems, Modeling, and Control. Review of applications beings Dec. 2015.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for five tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank. Candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered at a higher rank. Candidates with interest and expertise in the areas of i) solid mechanics -- 2 positions, ii) design and/or manufacturing, iii) thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, or energy systems, and iv) robotics should apply by Dec. 1.
  • NEW -- 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.
  • NEW -- 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.
  • NEW -- 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 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 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.
  • NEW -- 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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