Greetings MIME Alumni!

Welcome to the second issue of the MIME quarterly update! With this issue, we'd like to catch you up on some of the major happenings in MIME over the past several months.

For starters, we introduce the six alumni who were selected as this year's MIME Oregon Staters. We welcomed these individuals to campus on February 22nd, and in addition to attending the College-wide Staters awards dinner that evening, they also toured MIME labs and facilities and met with current MIME students in an afternoon panel presentation.
For more about these six honorees, see the lead story below—and then read on for news of a major alumni gift, MIME faculty and student honors and awards awarded during the past several months, winter term presentations by MIME Industry Affiliates Board members, and several other recent or upcoming events in MIME. But before you move on to those stories, I'd like to make two quick appeals:
  • First, we nominate a new slate of MIME Oregon Staters each year by drawing from our current store of information about MIME alumni and their accomplishments. For this process to work, however, we need to hear from as many of you as possible! Please keep us up to date with what's going on in your careers by using the MIME alumni update form, dropping me a note, or stopping by Rogers Hall for a visit. All of us in MIME really enjoy seeing you again and hearing about your successes.
  • And second, in the inaugural issue of this update we asked for your input in naming this publication…but to date, we have only received only one suggestion! So, we're holding the lines open for one more quarterly cycle to get your input. Let us know at whether you think we should stick with the current name (MIMEentum) or if you want to suggest something different. We're still holding on to a MIME polo shirt for the winning nomination!
And now, please enjoy this new issue of our alumni update!
Rob Stone,
Interim School Head

Outstanding MIME Alumni Recognized at 2013 Oregon Stater Awards

In February, the College of Engineering held its annual Oregon Stater awards dinner to celebrate the achievements and successes of exceptional early-, mid-, and late-career CoE alumni. This year's awardees included the six MIME alumni listed below. For a listing of all past MIME Oregon Staters, click here.

Engineering Hall of Fame

Lewis Danielson

BS ME 1979
Founder and Chair of
Crimson Trace

David West

BS ME 1969
Co-founder of
San Luis Sourdough

Academy of Distinguished Engineers

Elizabeth Hammack

BS IE 1981
Vice President of Operations and
Manufacturing at Medtronic, Inc.

Paul Anderson

BS IE 1978
Vice President of Global
Procurement at Life
Technologies Corp.

Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers

Nancy Adcock

BS ME 2001
Lead Structural Analyst at
The Boeing Company

Meagan Bozeman

BS ME 1997
Director of Advanced
Development, Sustainability
and Supplies Strategy at Xerox

Former IME Head Endows New IME Faculty Scholar Position

In 2012, as part of the OSU Provost Faculty Match Program, former IME department head Tom West and his wife Carmen West donated $250,000 to establish a new IME faculty endowment. IME professor Brian Paul (pictured right) is the inaugural Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar. Read more about the Wests and Dr. Paul here.

MIME PhD Students Garner Prestigious ARCS Scholarships

The Portland Chapter of the Achievement Awards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation provides three-year, $18K scholarships to outstanding doctoral students pursuing degrees in science, engineering and medical research at OSU and OHSU. Two PhD students from MIME were among the nineteen 2013 ARCS-Portland scholarship recipients:

Erin Collins, ME PhD student conducting wave energy research under the guidance of Professors Belinda Batten and Bob Paasch.

Chris Stull, ME PhD student conducting research in transient thermal management of electronic circuits under the guidance of Professor Deborah Pence.

Outstanding MIME Faculty and Seniors Recognized at Pro-School Winter Awards Banquet

The 2012-13 ME and IME Outstanding Seniors (selected by ME and IME faculty vote) and Teachers of the Year (selected by MIME student vote) were recognized at this year's MIME Pro-School Banquet, organized by IME honor society Alpha Pi Mu and ME honor society Pi Tau Sigma and held at the end of winter term. This year's winners are:

Outstanding Seniors
  •Mechanical Engineering: Dylan Kearney (pictured left)
  •Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: Alexandria Moseley (pictured right)

Teachers of the Year
  •Mechanical Engineering: Dr. Nancy Squires (pictured left)
  •Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering: Dr. David Kim (pictured right)


Other Faculty and Student Updates

ME associate professor Irem Tumer — who was recently appointed as the College of Engineering Associate Dean of Research and Economic Development — has received a new round of funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Advanced Vehicle Make Program in a continuing effort to revolutionize the way engineering systems are designed and manufactured. More…
ME associate professor Roberto Albertani has been appointed the State of Oregon representative for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In his new capacity, Dr. Albertani will work to enhance existing links and develop new connections between the AIAA and educational institutions, the aerospace industry, and government authorities at both the State and regional levels.
ME associate professor Vinod Narayanan (pictured right), ME masters student Logan Strid (pictured left), and two colleagues from Auburn University (Naveenan Thiagarajan and Sushil Bhavnani) earned first place in the Fluid Physics category at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, for a poster titled "Gravitational effects on bubble dynamics in pool boiling on asymmetric surfaces." The experiments described in their poster were conducted aboard a NASA reduced gravity aircraft in May 2012.
ME masters student Tyler Wilson earned first place in the AIAA Region VI graduate paper competition. His paper titled "Wing-flapping and abdomen actuation optimization for hovering in the butterfly Idea leuconoe" describes some of Wilson's research, being directed by ME associate professor Roberto Albertani.

MIME Industry Affiliates Board Continues Professional Development Series

Two years ago, the MIME Industry Affiliates Board (IAB) established the MIME IAB Professional Development Series (PDS) as a way to complement and extend MIME students' academic experiences through presentations on real-world engineering issues and practices "straight from the source." In February, three MIME IAB members delivered presentations at OSU as part of this series:
  • Keith Daellenbach, PE (BSME 1990), Advanced Development Engineering Manager in TE Connectivity's Medical Products Division, presented a guest lecture on the design process, specifically as it relates to the design of medical devices, in Chris Hoyle's ME 382 (Introduction to Design) class.
  • Ron Sarazin (BSIE 1975), President of Olympic Performance, Inc., and CEO of Process Path, Inc., discussed the skills and strategies needed by engineering leaders in an evening presentation titled "Influencing, delegating, and effective decision making," sponsored by the OSU Chapter of SME.
  • Linda Amedo, Chief of Staff for Hewlett-Packard Measurement and Technology Solutions Lab, delivered an IIE-sponsored presentation on "Crossing the lines from engineering to business" in which she discussed the differences between the engineer's and manager's roles and responsibilities in a business setting, and strategies for making a successful transition into management.
Click here for more information about the MIME IAB. Also take a moment to find out more about the Professional Development Series. If you are interested in serving as a speaker for this IAB series, please contact IAB PDS coordinator David Browning.

Schools of MIME, EECS, and CBEE Host Largest Industry Reception to Date

For almost a decade, the Schools of MIME and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) have sponsored a winter Industry Reception for companies that are interested in recruiting students in MIME and EECS majors. This year, the event was expanded to include students in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE), and it involved the largest number of company and student attendees to date. Participating organizations recruiting MIME majors included:
  • Boeing
  • E & J Gallo Winery
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Intel
  • Lam Research Corporation
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • OS Engineering
  • Pacificorp
  • Tektronix
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Hydroelectric Design Center
  • Voith

Visiting Mars, with Love

On March 4, the School of MIME and newly formed OSU chapter of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsored a campus-wide presentation by NASA astronaut Stanley Love, who served as a mission specialist on space shuttle mission STS-122 in 2008. In his talk titled "Why it's hard to get to Mars," Dr. Love described the challenges involved in visiting the red planet and new developments in the quest for human exploration of Mars.

2013 Engineering Expo Coming Up on May 17

The annual OSU Engineering Expo showcases the current crop of senior design projects from across the College of Engineering. This festive event, which is staged in and around the Kelley Engineering Center, is free and open to the public and is a wonderful opportunity to see the impressive body of work completed by OSU engineering seniors in their capstone courses. To view an online invitation to the event, click here. And if you're anywhere near Corvallis on the afternoon of May 17th, please make a point of stopping by the Kelley Engineering Center and joining us at this year's Expo.

Opportunities for Giving Back to MIME

The MIME student body has nearly doubled over the past five years, but unfortunately, state funding has not kept pace with this tremendous rate of growth. As proud alumni of the programs that comprise our School, please consider making a donation to support our student-centered priorities, which include
  • Building renovation
    • Renovation and expansion of the MIME Machining and Product Realization Lab on the first floor of Rogers Hall to support 1850 students
    • Creation of a project and computational collaboration space on the third floor of Rogers Hall (where the existing computer labs are)
    • A wholesale renovation of Dearborn Hall to support the MIME robotics and material science programs
  • Graduate student fellowships to attract the best students from Oregon and across the nation
  • Research lab start-up funds that attract the best faculty talent to OSU by enabling them to hit the ground running on both research and teaching.
To help out in any of these areas, please contact, or make an Online Donation to the MIME Excellence Fund.
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