MIME E-Bulletin

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

October 29, 2012

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This Week's Features

 MIME Faculty Achievements Recognized

  • Kudos to University Honors College Dean and IME Professor Toni Doolen, who was recently  awarded the prestigious Bernard R. Sarchet Award in recognition of her contributions to the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) and to the field of Engineering Management, both locally and nationally. Named after the founder of the engineering management program at University of Missouri-Rolla and a co-founder of ASEM, this is considered the highest award given by the society.
  • And congratulations, too, to ME Associate Professor Vinod Narayanan, who is one of only 10 NASA Early Stage Innovation grant awardees for 2012.  These 1-year, $250,000 grants are intended for study of innovative, early-stage space technologies designed to improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management, and optical systems. Dr. Narayanan's  study, a collaboration with Auburn University, is titled  "Enabling self-propelled condensate flow during phase-change heat rejection using surface texturing."

New Renewable Materials Course Offered Next Term

This winter, be part of the new introductory course on Renewable Materials for a Green Planet. Renewable materials are an integral part of modern lifestyles, and current societal trends point to increased use of renewable materials. This course, being taught by College of Forestry professors Eric Hanson and Jeff Morrell, provides an overview of renewable materials and their current applications in society, covering a breadth of renewable material uses and life-cycle thinking. The class will meet once a week for an interactive 2 hours and is open to any major and  level.  Register for WSE 111, CRN 38694, Mon 2–3:50.

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, Oct 29

MIME Graduate Defense: Local Heat Transfer Rate and Bubble Dynamics during Jet Impingement Boiling presented by Preeti Mani, candidate for PhD in mechanical engineering. 1 pm, Valley Library Willamette West Room.

Fri–Sun, Nov 2–4

Dad's Weekend.

Plan Ahead

Thurs, Nov 8

Longview Fibre Info Session. 6 pm, Rogers 440. Hosted by OSU-ASME. All students welcome.

Thurs, Nov 15

Successful Interview Practices. Presenter: Shawna Frommelt,  Z-Tech Staffing. 6 pm, Rogers 440. Free pizza and refreshments. Hosted by OSU-ASME. All students welcome.

Fri, Nov 16

Annual Pumpkin Chunkin' Competition. Starts at 2 pm, at the field south of 11th and Monroe. Sponsored by OSU-ASME, but all comers welcome!  Read the competition rules here, and get busy building your launch device!

MIME Seminar: TruPLAN & TruFIBER advanced material kinematics and layup process simulation for automated carbon fiber layup. Presenter:  Massimiliano Moruzzi, Director of Business Development, Magestic Systems Inc. Refreshments at 2:30, talk 3–4 pm. Covell 117 (MIME Library).

MBI Seminar: Part I: From research to commercialization, the legal aspects. Presented by A.J. Gokcek, Pacific Northwest National Lab. Time TBD, Corvallis HP Campus, Bldg 11 Metolius Room. Part II will be offered on Fri, Nov 30.

Fri, Nov 30

MBI Seminar: Part II: From research to commercialization, the entrepreneur role, presented by Ravi Sinha (OSU Entrepreneur Program). Time TBA, Corvallis HP Campus, Bldg 11 Metolius Room.


ATTEND THE GRADUATE SCHOOL PANEL with representatives from OHSU Medical School, George Fox’s Physical Therapy program, Willamette’s MBA program, as well as OSU’s Colleges of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, and Pharmacy.  This session is open to all majors and interest areas and is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the application process, as well as the factors they should consider when deciding to attend graduate or professional school.  Nov 1, 4–5:30 pm, 202 Furman Hall (formerly Education Hall).

6TH ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST AIAA TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM & YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SESSION will take place this Sat, Nov 3 at Boeing 2-22 building in Seattle. The event will include a wide range of presentations related to aeronautics and astronautics, expert panels, tours.  Food and beverages is included in the registration and student registration is only $30. Click here for more information and to register.

TEACH FOR AMERICA. Of the16.4 million children growing up in poverty, only 1 in 13 will ever graduate from college.... Zip code should not be destiny. Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education especially the math and science skills they need to be successful. Teach For America pays salary, benefits, student loans, relocation and more. To be a part of this program, get your application in by Nov 2.

US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DESIGN COMPETITION awards $15,000 grants through their P3 - People, Prosperity and the Planet - Program to student teams and their faculty advisors to design scientific, technical, and policy solutions to sustainability challenges around the world. Teams use the grants to design and develop their projects in the 2013-14 school year. To be a part of this program, get your application in by Dec 11.

THE LAST YEAR EXPERIENCE course focuses on post-college success with significant elements of “networking” and “strengths" to improve your post-college skill sets. Topics include the study of personal finance, career search techniques, communication skills, self-exploration and organizational integration. The course is offered by the OSU Center for Leadership Development and you must be a junior or senior to enroll. ALS 295, CRN 34013, Wed 4–5:20 pm, 2 credits.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

THE ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY FUND has teamed up with Verizon to offer five $2,000 scholarships for the next school year. These awards will support second year undergrads with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please click here for more information and apply by Oct 31.


  • Research Associateship Programs sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards provide generous stipends (PhDs $42,000–$80,000/year, graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000). These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. The next application cycle closes Nov 1 and the one after is Feb 1 Applicants should contact prospective adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities. Contact the NRC with questions at 202.334.2760 or by email.
  • Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Number of fellowships by level, stipend amounts and application deadlines are:
    • ~60 Predoctoral--For each: $20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years (deadline to apply is Nov 14)
    • ~35 Dissertation--For each: $21,000 for one year (deadline to apply is Nov 19)
    • ~20 Postdoctoral--For each: $40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution (deadline to apply is Nov 19)

AAAS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOWSHIPS are opportunities for professional development and public service. The aim is to foster scientifically informed, evidence-based policy and practice by involving scientists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to engage their knowledge and analytical skills while learning first-hand about policymaking and implementation at the federal level. There are 2 fellowships programs and a 3-tiered application process that results in about 170 awards each year. Click here to visit the AAAS website to determine your eligibility and to apply by Dec 5.

MIT OFFERS SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM IN SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program includes travel, an hourly wage, meal allowance and on-campus housing.  Click here for more information. Online application opens on Nov 1, 2012 and closes on Feb 1, 2013.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Student Positions:

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...

CAMPUSPOINT specializes in placing new college graduates in job openings with contracted employers at no cost to the graduate! Here are some of their open ME positions:

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

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (ID) - Asst Professor of energy systems, application review is currently underway.

DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITY (Hanover, NH) - Senior-level faculty Master of Engineering Management Program lead, application review beings Dec 15.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Cambridge, MA) - applications will be given full consideration if received by Jan 7, 2013

MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (Milwaukee, WI) - Asst/Assoc Prof in IE, open until filled.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY - TT Asst Prof in Manufacturing and Sustainable Production, apply by Dec 17.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO - Fluid Mechanics faculty position closes Jan 21, 2013.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (Storrs) - 3 TT positions in Advanced Manufacturing, application evaluation beings immediately.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor) multiple positions in ME, COE and the UM Transportation Research Institute with application review beginning immediately.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (KY) - 2 TT Asst Prof possitions in Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics and Engineering Human Health, application review begins in Nov.

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (Norman) - TT Asst/Assoc position in Analytics and Systems Engineering, screening begins Feb 1, 2013.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO - TT faculty position in Healthcare Systems and Human Factors. Applicants are encouraged to apply by Nov 30.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT MADISON - TT faculty position in IE with work applications to health systems and/or manufacturing, apply by Dec 8 for full consideration.

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