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April 21, 2014

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This Week's Features


Oregon State Baja Racers Head to Texas

Oregon State University SAE off-road racers are kicking off their season this week with a trip to El Paso, Texas, for a competition hosted by the University of Texas El Paso. The event runs from April 24-27, with Oregon State competing against more than 100 other universities in events such as: business and design presentations, rock crawl, hill climb, acceleration, maneuverability, and the 4-hour endurance race.


Spring Term Career Fair on Wednesday

Oregon State Career Services has its Spring Career Fair on April 23, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. This “all majors” has a number of attendees who are looking to speak to students with engineering majors, including Callisto Integrations, ESCO Corp., Garmin, Lam Research Corporation, PepsiCo, and TE Connectivity – Medical. Be sure to review the Career Services web site for other companies recruiting Oregon State students on this day.  In addition to its live workshops and advice sessions, Career Services has a series of interview and resume writing tips collected online for easy access. Check them out!


COE Expo: Volunteer, Get a T-Shirt (Enjoy the Fun)

The College of Engineering schools -- including MIME -- are recruiting student volunteers for the dynamic and very busy 2014 Engineering Expo. The public event includes more than 150 displays and demos of undergrad research projects. We are looking for students to help in advance on May 15 and for the event on May 16, with tasks ranging from set-up and tear down to assisting the public with Q&A. Everyone who volunteers for two or more hours will receive a free t-shirt. Please sign up today and help out with this event.


2014 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence

Applications to the 2014 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence event are due April 25. All Oregon State undergraduates in all disciplines and fields of study are eligible to participate. The event, which is on May 15 in the MU Quad, will feature students from across the campus presenting posters and other demonstrations of their creative and research experiences at OSU. The CUE web site has more information. Plaques will be given to the top student presenter in each college. Contact Kevin Ahern with questions at ahernk@onid.orst.edu.


COE Student Clubs Club Carnival: Fun and Fundraiser

School of MIME student clubs should register to attend the College of Engineering Club Carnival on May 29. The event is an end-of-the-year celebration for students, recruitment opportunity for clubs, fundraiser for the Linn Benton food bank and all around fun time for everyone. Each club puts together a booth, activity or game for the 4-hour event (for example, the classic dunk tank filled with engineering professors). To get started, please complete the online survey at the URL below.



Mark Your Calendar


Nuclear Materials Seminar Series “Carbon Dioxide”

Mark Anderson, University of Wisconsin will give a seminar on “Carbon Dioxide: The Only Thing We Want Supercritical in a Nuclear Power Plant,” as part of the Oregon State Nuclear Materials Seminar Series.  The event is Thurs. April 24, 3 pm to 4 pm, 149 Weniger Hall.


Sign up for the App-Building Hackathon

The International Women's Hackathon is inviting teams and individuals to participate in an app development event on Sat., April 26, at Oregon State. The event, which runs from 9 am to 6 pm, brings together coders, planners and doers to build an app that promotes safe driving. The free event does require advance registration. Previous coding experience is not required; the point of the event is to learn how to build a real app that you and others can use. If you have a laptop and charger, extension cord, flashdrives, and cellphone and charger, please bring them although it is not required. Food is supplied throughout the day. Contact loberges@onid.oregonstate.edu with questions.
International Women's Hackathon  |  WHEN: April 26, 9 am to 6 pm  |  WHERE: Kearney 302


Renewable Energy and Plasma Propulsion Research

The Wirz Research Group at UCLA conducts renewable energy and plasma propulsion research. Richard Wirz, associate professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the UCLA Plasma & Space Propulsion Laboratory, will give a seminar covering research in the Energy Innovation Lab, including solar thermal and wind. The event, on Mon., April 28 at 3pm in 226 Rogers Hall, includes refreshments.
Wirz Seminar  |  WHEN: Mon., April 28, 3 pm  |  WHERE: 226 Rogers



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.


American Control Conference 2014 Workshops

The American Control Conference offers full-day and half-day workshops in Portland, Oregon, addressing topics in automatic control from experts in academia, national laboratories, and industry. The workshops at ACC 2014 will take place the days prior to the annual conference. Half-day and full-day workshops are offered Mon., June 2, and Tues., June 3. Advanced registration can be completed at the conference registration website. Onsite registration at the conference venue also is available.


COE International Study Programs

COE International Programs has an informational session covering study-abroad options. Students interested in “Scholarships for Study Abroad” may attend sessions at 12:00 pm or 4:00 pm, on Thurs., April 24, at The Hub.


University/Faculty Senate Committee Participation

University/Faculty Senate Committee Participation allows for input into institutional policies and procedures considered essential to the overall governance of the University. Standing committees of faculty and staff are formed annually to address topics and issues of interest. Faculty and staff may volunteer for OSU committee service by completing the online form. The volunteer interest forms are due Friday, May 2 at noon.


Take it Online: Fundamentals of Engineering Review Course

An FE review course has been set up online for those wishing to take the exam after graduation. Passing the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying Fundamentals of Engineering exam is the first step under Oregon law to become a licensed Professional Engineer. The FE Online Review offers eight recorded review lectures from Oregon State professors, class notes, and solutions to problems likely to appear in the FE exam. The material will remain online until Sept. 1. The fee is $80; registration ends June 1. Early registration is recommended.



Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

The 2014-15 HENAAC Scholarship Program offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students of Hispanic descent pursuing an engineering, technology, science, or math field of study. Scholarships range from $500-$10,000. For more information, contact Dr. Gary Cruz at gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org. Applications are due April 30.


The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) offers scholarships in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and STEM education. Online application links and other program information, including the 2014-15 Scholarship Program Guide, are also available online. Application Deadline: May 23.


Job and Internship Opportunities

FEATURED: Research/Postdoc or Postgrad Position at The Naval Research Laboratory

U.S. citizens with a doctorate, masters’, or undergraduate degree in mechanical, aerospace, or chemical engineering or a closely related field are invited to apply for a research position at the Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability, part of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.  For more information, contact: Dr. Steven G. Tuttle Steven.Tuttle@nrl.navy.mil, Tel.: (202) 767-0810.


Bend Research is seeking a B.S. or M.S.-level mechanical engineer with an emphasis in control systems. The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary teams to design and implement novel pharmaceutical process control systems..


These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings.

  • Dyno Nobel is seeking two interns at its St Helens, Oregon, location for the summer, preferably in the discipline of chemical or mechanical engineering. Application Deadline: April 25. (Beaver JobNet ID 27341)
  • Boise Cascade Corporation is looking for an Industrial Engineer responsible for evaluating and improving plant performance in the areas of safety, quality, production output and operating cost. Applications are accepted until April 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28532)
  • Sandia National Laboratories has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Biomass Science and Conversion Technologies team at its Emeryville, Calif., location. Apply by May 4. (Beaver JobNet ID 28675)
  • Arcadis, Inc., is recruiting for 25 entry-level civil/ environmental engineers for water/remediation work. The primary focus for these engineers will be project work on wastewater / water treatment planning, process evaluation, equipment selection, pilot testing, preliminary and final design, developing design reports, construction documents and specifications, as well as construction oversight and administration. Applications are accepted until May 9. Apply online at: www.arcadis-us.com.
  • Amazon is looking for applicants with a degree in Degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, General Management for positions of Area Manager, Operations. The application deadline is May 14. (Beaver JobNet ID 27644).
  • Hollingsworth & Vose based in Corvallis seeks a Mechanical Engineering Summer Hire for work on projects related to design, maintenance, improvement and construction problems pertaining to the Company’s production and facility-related projects. Applications are accepted until May 15. (Beaver JobNet ID 28217)
  • International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Technician for our Molalla sawmill based in Molalla, Oregon. Applications are accepted until May 26. (Beaver JobNet ID 28320)
  • Stahlbush Island Farms is looking for a Mechanical Engineer at their Corvallis location. Applications are due by May 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 27610)
  • Altech Aerospace seeks an entry-level aircraft structures engineer/stress analyst to work with assistance from senior professionals, and conduct technical writing, design and structural analyses related to the strength, fatigue, and damage tolerance of metallic aircraft structures. Application deadline is May 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28637)
  • Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor manufacturer, seeks manufacturing and industrial engineering candidates for nationwide positions. The application deadline is May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25174)
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group, a manufacturer of industrial lift trucks, has an opportunity for a controls engineer in our facility located in the Portland, Oregon area. Applications are accepted until June 1. (Beaver JobNet ID 28583)
  • Isovolta, an international manufacturer of plastic and composite materials for transportation interiors in Harrisburg, Oregon, is seeking an experienced Material and Process Engineer to develop, document, implement, and troubleshoot materials and processes such as: adhesives, plastic films, laminates, coating, printing, drying, laminating, embossing, and pressing. Apply by June 27. (Beaver JobNet ID 28457)
  • JVNW, Inc. seeks a Project Engineer Intern (paid) for a 3- to 6-month post at their Canby, Ore., location. Applications are due by June 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28139)
  • Lockheed Martin seeks a mechanical engineer to provide technical support to Navy and Lockheed Martin customers for issues related to Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Program D5 Missile and Reentry Systems (RES) at its Silverdale, Wash., location. Applications are accepted until June 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 27890)


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • Prairie View A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering  is looking for candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions 1) Mechanical Design; and 2) Dynamic Systems and Control.
  • NEW -- Idaho State University has two post-doc opportunities available, a post doc research engineer – nuclear materials (Job ID 140565); and a researcher in nuclear engineering, materials science, physics or similar field who has experience at the nanoscale. (Job ID 140566) The positions are open until filled.
  • NEW -- Seattle University's Mechanical Engineering Department has an opening for a one year, full-time Lecturer, with the possibility of renewal, to begin September 2014. Responsibilities include teaching several courses, including thermodynamics, lecture and lab, and senior thermal, fluids, or energy electives, and advising senior design teams. Review of applications will begin May 10.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position. The successful applicant will teach Engineering Introduction, Mechanics, Design, Fluids, Heat Transfer, Materials Science, and Thermodynamics as well as advise undergrads. The review of applications will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Sept. 1, 2014.
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