MIME E-Bulletin

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

October 1, 2012

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This Week's Features*

MIME Students: Include Your Resume in Our Fall 2012 Resume Book

It’s that time of year again! We are collecting resumes for the annual fall EECS & MIME resume book. *Any* EECS or MIME student (even grad students) can submit a resume. So if you are graduating this year or will be looking for an internship, be sure to upload an updated copy of your resume here.

Take Advantage of CoE/OSU Resources that Promote Academic Success

  • The COE HUB (Batcheller 144) offers many services for all COE students including academic coaching and information on scholarships, volunteering, leadership opportunities, tutoring and getting involved with COE. It is open M-F, 1–5 pm.
  • Workshops offered by the Valley Library. The OSU Valley Library has excellent resources available to all undergraduates, faculty and grad students. They offer many workshops and tools to help you research topics, organize your data and put it all together in a final product. Undergrads click here; grad students and faculty click here.
  • Study tables meet on a regular basis to review notes, work on homework and stay on top of the course.
    • CH 221* Wed 1–4 pm, Batcheller 141; Tues 7–10 pm, Wilson Hall
    • Physics 211* Mon 1–3 pm & Thurs 3–5 pm, Batcheller 141
    • Math 251 & 252*  Wed 7–10 pm, Wilson Hall; Fri 1–3 pm, Covell 140 (LSAMP Room)
    • MTH 111 & 112 Thurs 11 am–1 pm, The HUB (Batcheller 144).

*These study tables are sponsored by WME but are open to all students and led by an upper-division engineering student.

Tour SolarWorld Next Week

The OSU Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) is touring the SolarWorld photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, OR, and you are invited to join in. Whether you’re just curious or are hoping to work in the microelectronics industry, don’t pass up this great opportunity to see real-world engineering at work. The tour will depart at 1 pm on Oct 12 and return after 6 pm. The cost is $10 if you register by this Fri, Oct 5 or $10 after that.

And for an on-campus opportunity to learn about current solar-related R&D activity in Oregon , come to this week's SEI meeting. Chemical Engineering Professor Greg Herman will be speaking about photovoltaics in general and cutting edge research right here at OSU. Check it out and eat free pizza on Tues, Oct 2 at 6 pm in Gleeson 100.

*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

Tues, Oct 2

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) joint meeting. 6 pm, Covell 216.

Sustainable Energy Initiative Meeting. 6 pm, Gleeson 100.

Wed, Oct 3

Engineering-Students-Who-Are-Parents Lunch. Noon, Batcheller 141. Free with lunch provided. RSVP here. It can be difficult to get involved with school activities, take care of family, and keep up with classes…Join us and meet others in similar situations. Share ideas and get connected!

Fri, Oct 5

MIME Seminar: Humpty Dumpty and the Challenge of Designing Large-Scale Engineered Systems presented by Dr. Richard Malak, Jr. 2:30 pm snacks, 3–4 pm talk. Covell 117 (MIME Library).

MIME Pro-School Convocation. 5 pm, Dearborn 118. Student photos for the 2012 junior class composite will be taken at this event, and dinner will be provided. All incoming pro-school students are expected to attend. Please RSVP here.

Plan Ahead

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.

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. There are still a few spaces available. Please email Kadee Mardula if you want to participate. 

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.

GET INVOLVED WITH SME AND IIE. SME and IIE are gearing up for the first meeting of the school year and want to see you there! The first meeting will be Tues, Oct 2 at 6 pm in Covell 216. Pizza will be provided. The meeting will cover events for this term and officer elections for the SME Treasurer and Secretary positions as well as the IIE FE Review Chair-Elect position. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, email Alexandria Moseley for more information.

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.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Here is a sampling of current MIME-related postings on the Beaver JobNet:

And Some Additional Employment Opportunities...

BOEING is currently recruiting for their internship and co-op programs. If you are interested, check there 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.

HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (Kowloon, Hong Kong) - Asst Prof in IE and Logistics Mgmt

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (Manhattan, KS) - Thermal fluids TT position in ME, application review begins Dec 1.

LAYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (Los Angeles, CA) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering closes Nov 15.


MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (Houghton, MI) - Endowed position in energy storage, closes Dec 1.

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Rolla, MO) - 4 Asst/Assoc/Full Prof positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Reqs 31104, 55726, 30743 and 31060), application review begins Nov 1.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Evanston, IL) - TT position in in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences, closes Dec 31.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (University Park, PA) - 2 positions in the Dept ME and Nuclear Engineering Cyberscience (screening beings Oct 1) and Thermal Fluids (screening begins Dec 1).

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY (Princeton, NJ) - Asst Prof in Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Req 1200556), open until filled.

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (Troy, NY) - Tenure Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering, closes Nov 1.

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY (San Diego, CA) - Asst professor in thermal sciences or fluid dynamics, application review begins Jan 2, 2013.

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (Philadelphia, PA) - TT position in ME, review begins immediately.

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (Nashville, TN) - Asst professor position in dynamic systems/materials (position 012700), applications to be evaluated immediately.


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (Storrs, CT) - 8 new Manufacturing/Materials Science positions, applications to be evaluated immediately.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (Louisville, KY) - 2 TT asst professor positions, application review begins in Nov.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (Dearborn, MI) - Dept of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, TT Asst/Assoc Prof positions in Human Factors and Ergonomics and Decision Sciences/Operations Research. Priority review given to applications received before Nov 15.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA (Reno, NV) - Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, application review begins Dec 1.

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO-MAYAGUEZ (Mayagüez, PR) - TT ME positions in Automatic Controls and Mechatronics, Renewable Energy (solar, wind, ocean, fuel cells) or in the area of Aerospace Engineering. Application review begins immediately.

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (Rochester, NY) - TT Faculty position in ME, candidate review beings Nov 15.

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