MIME E-Bulletin

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

October 8, 2012

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  » Scholarships, Fellowships, and Research Internships

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  » Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

This Week's Features*

First-Year MIME Students: Engineering Awareness Week is Here!

  • Come learn more about your specific engineering major
  • Explore engineering options that you are not familiar with
  • See which majors in engineering look like a “best fit”
  • Learn more about research conducted in COE major fields

Please join us Monday through Thursday evenings this week to explore the many opportunities available as an engineering or student. There are two session times (by major) each evening; view the schedule here

Darigold Interviewing for Full-Time Positions Starting Summer 2013

Darigold, one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the Pacific Northwest, is coming to campus on Oct 23 & 24 to interview students for permanent positions (starting summer 2013). The company is looking for MIME majors as well as Food Science majors.  Company reps will will provide a brief overview of career opportunities with Darigold  during an informal pizza feed starting at 6:30 pm on Oct 23. On Oct 24, they’ll interview students in room 104 Wiegand Hall.

  • To sign up for the Oct. 23 presentation: come to room 100 Wiegand Hall or send Linda Dunn an e-mail at linda.dunn@oregonstate.edu. (We need to know how many are coming to be sure we get enough pizza.) The presentation location  will be either Wiegand 106 or 238, depending on signup numbers.
  • To reserve an Oct. 24 interview slot: sign up in person in Wiegand 100. No email sign-up for interviews is possible.

MIME Prof Wins 2012 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award

Congratulations to MIME assistant professor Jonathan Hurst and his U. MIchigan colleague Jessy Grizzle, who have been named one of the ten "World Changing Innovators" for 2012 by Popular Mechanics. The two researchers were recognized for their work on two walking robots, MABEL and ATRIAS, whose designs are based on analyses of how animals walk and run, using minimal energy to accomplish a maximum of locomotion and sensory response. Read the OSU press release here.

*Be sure to check the Announcements Section for other important and time-sensitive announcements about upcoming events.

Mark Your Calendar

Below is a partial listing of School and College-related events. It is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus. If you would like to include an event in this listing, 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.

This Week

Mon-Wed, Oct 8-10

CNC Seminar. 4:30–7:30 pm, MIME Machining and Product Realization Lab (Rogers 118). Students who wish to receive their shop CNC qualification should attend this three-evening seminar. Reserve your spot by emailing Brian Jensen.

Mon–Thurs, Oct 8-11

Engineering Awareness Week. for incoming CoE undergraduates. Attend presentations about the many COE undergraduate programs to make sure you select the best major for you.

Thurs, Oct 11

How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research.  7:30 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. This presentation by OSU Director for Undergraduate Research Kevin Ahern is appropriate for undergraduates at every level and in every major.  

Fri, Oct 12

Global Opportunities Fair. 10 am–2 pm, MU Ballroom.

SolarWorld Sustainable Energy Initiative Tour. Departing at 1 pm for the Hillsboro photovoltaic manufacturing plant. Open to all students. $10 if you register online by Oct 5, $20 after.

MIME Seminar: Past Experiences and Future Trends for Composite Aircraft Structure presented by Dr. Larry Ilcewicz (Federal Aviation Administration). 1:30 pm snacks, 2–2:50 pm talk. Covell 117 (MIME Library).

Sat, Oct 13

GS^4 (MIME Grad Student Group) Rafting Trip. All day, McKenzie or Santiam River. Cost is $25 and we cover the rest for a full day of rafting through OSU's Adventure Leadership Institute. If you are interested in participating, email Kadee Mardula to find out if space is still available.

Plan Ahead

Mon–Sun, Oct 15–20

Homecoming: FIRE IT UP! Participate in events such as the Homecoming Lights Parade, Bonfire, Pep Rally and tailgater cooking contest.

Thurs, Oct 18

Georgia Pacific Information Session. 6 pm, KEC 1001. Georgia Pacific is currently recruiting recent ME grads (or Dec 2012 ME grads), see job posting 10505. Contact ASME President Shaylynn Allen for more information.

Wed, Oct 24

OSU University-Wide Career Fair. 11 am–4 pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center.

EECS-MIME Senior Dinner. Industry recruiting and networking event for EECS and MIME Seniors. 6 pm, MU Ballroom. Register here.

Thurs, Oct 25

Engineering Career Fair. 11 am–4 pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. See what companies are attending here.

Micron Information Session. 5 pm, KEC 1007. Micron is currently recruiting IE, MatSci and ME majors.

Fri, Oct 26

SEMI Professional Development Seminar: Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry. 8:30 am–12:45 pm, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus Building 11. Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. Instructors are corporate volunteers from ESI, FEI Company, Applied Materials, Intel and OSU.

Fri–Sun, Nov 2–4

Dad's Weekend.


ATTENTION MIME SENIORS! Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. At the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner, you will not only learn who is hiring, but also gain the information you need so you can better determine which organizations are the best fit for you. All Oregon State EECS and MIME seniors – including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships – are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. For more information and to register, click here.

STUDENT RESUMES NEEDED FOR EECS-MIME RESUME BOOK - ALL LEVELS. Planning on graduating this year? Looking for an internship? Then be sure to submit a resume by *October 15* to the annual EECS-MIME Resume book. All MIME students are invited to submit a file. Don't miss this opportunity to get your resume in front of potential employers! Upload resume here.

GET YOUR CNC QUALIFICATION. A CNC seminar will be held in the MIME Machining and Product Realization Lab (Rogers 118) on Mon, Oct 8 through Wed, Oct 10 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The seminar will cover basic CNC programming using G-code and operation of the Bridgeport EZ Trak, VMC15 and VMC4525 Fadal Milling Machines.  Students who wish to receive their shop CNC qualification should attend this seminar. Reserve your space by emailing Brian Jensen as soon as possible as the seminar is will be limited to 10 people.

NANO & MICRO JOB SEMINAR. If you are interested in a job in the hi-tech micro and nano electronic industry, the you will want to attend the SEMI Professional Development Seminar on Fri, Oct 26, 8:30 am–12:30 pm. It will be held at the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus Building 11. Attendance is free, but registration is required by Fri, Oct 12.

SOPHOMORES - TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE. OSU is conducting focus groups with sophomores to learn more about what will improve the first year experience for future students. Give feedback, connect with other sophomores and eat free pizza at a focus group. Come to one of them in Milam 215 on: Wed, Oct 3, 4–6:00 pm; Tues, Oct 9, 5:30–7:30 pm; Mon, Oct 15, 5:30–7:30 pm; OR Tues, Oct 23, 5:30–7:30 pm.  If you would like to provide feedback but can't make it to a session, click here.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

AAAS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIP.  The 2012-13 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships online application system is now open. Interested applicants are encouraged to start their application early and contact their references as soon as possible. Join 40 classes of scientist, social scientist and engineers who have used the fellowship to enhance and shape their careers. Make valuable contributions and apply your experience in new ways. See the application website for more information, and/or get your questions answered LIVE by a current Fellow and program staff (Jamie Vernon, 2011-13 Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy and Salaeha Shariff, recruitment project director) in an afternoon Tweet event on Tues. October 9, 3-4 pm EST.  Tweet to #AAASLive or visit http://bit.ly/OuRN4b.

DELSON BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE FUND. The Delson Bridge to the Future Fund is designed to assist students in the final phase of their graduate education to pay research expenses, publication costs, and other incidentals that stand in the way of completing their studies. It is anticipated that up to two awards will be given. Eligibility criteria, award guidelines, and nomination procedures. Deadline for Nominations: 5 pm on October 29, 2012.

JESSIE M. BELL MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT LOANS. The Jesse M. Bell Memorial Graduate Student Loan Program provides loans for worthy graduate students of high scholastic standing to enable their pursuit of graduate study in an OUS institution. These non-need-based loans are available on a one-time basis to enrolled graduate students to assist with educational and/or research expenses associated with their advanced degree. Loans up to $5,000 are anticipated, and will be dependent upon the merits of the case, the loan demand, and the current balance available in the loan fund. Requests exceeding $5,000 will be considered on an exception basis. It is anticipated that up to three awards will be given. Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, and application procedures.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Here is a sampling of current MIME-related postings on the Beaver JobNet. For a full listing of postings in your major, log on to the BJN.

And Some Additional Employment Opportunities...

BOEING is currently recruiting for their internship and co-op programs. If you are interested, check their website for application timelines and requirements of each program.

BP is looking for ME interns and graduates to work in Alaska this next summer. Apply online as soon as possible.

GEORGIA PACIFIC is looking to fill an entry-level ME position. Search for posting 10505 on their website or attend the on-campus information session on Oct 18 at 6 pm in KEC 1001.

For Help with Polishing Your Resume or Cover Letter...

...Or for services such as mock interviews, workshops and career counseling, visit OSU Career Services in Kerr Administration Building B008 or online.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Atlanta, GA) - Postdoc for AMP-IT-UP program, immediate start.

BILKENT UNIVERSITY (Turkey). The Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University invites applications for faculty positions starting January 1, 2013.  All ranks will be considered. Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, establish and lead an innovative research program, supervise graduate students, pursue external funding opportunities, and provide service to the University. The department welcomes candidates with strong background and interest in the following traditional and/or emerging areas of industrial engineering:

  • Production Systems: Stochastic and deterministic methods to solve planning and coordination issues in production and service environments; Special interest in design of processes and operational analysis of production and service systems.
  • Quality Assurance and Reliability: Statistical process control, total quality management, design of experiments, process design and reliability.
  • Simulation: Modeling discrete and continuous systems, statistical output data analysis, experimental design and simulation optimization.
  • Manufacturing: Advanced manufacturing systems, design and improvement of manufacturing processes, micro/nano-manufacturing, computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), virtual manufacturing, , rapid prototyping, and sustainability.
  • Health care: Operations research applications in managerial, clinical and public health problems, medical decision making, deterministic and stochastic methods in cancer research.
  • Energy:  Specialty in large scale computational optimization that utilize high-performance computing and/or expertise in energy related problems including capacity and technology selection, network design, and pricing problems.
  • Optimization:  Optimization theory, linear, conic and nonlinear programming, numerical algorithms and optimization software, large-scale optimization, stochastic programming, applications of optimization in economics, engineering and sciences, and its applications.

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IIT). The IIT Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) invites applications a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates should have research interests contributing to emerging areas in control and dynamical systems, fluid power, solid mechanics, or thermal sciences.

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