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Honors College names Jim Liburdy a 2019 Eminent Professor
The Oregon State University Honors College is pleased to recognize Jim Liburdy, the James R. Welty Professor of Mechanical Engineering, as an Honors College Eminent Professor. Recipients of this award are selected by a faculty panel for their outstanding contributions to the education and mentorship of Honors students.

Mechanical engineering students selected for DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research program 
Two Ph.D. candidates in mechanical engineering have been selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. Ari Clauser and Zac Taie are among 70 honorees nationwide, from 52 different universities.

Beaver Racing wins big at Baja SAE event
Oregon State’s Beaver Racing team beat out nearly 100 other university teams to take first at the Baja SAE first event of 2019 hosted at Tennessee Tech. In addition to the overall win, Oregon State received first place awards for their sales presentation, suspension, endurance, and overall dynamics. 
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Mark Your Calendar

Resume tips (and more) with Micron
Get to know our team and learn what we look for on resumes and what to expect for interviews.  
Tuesday, April 23 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 219 Johnson Hall

Spring Career Fair
Over 1,300 students attend the Winter Career Expo. This term there are over 100 employers that will be on campus recruiting our students. The entire OSU community is invited to attend the career fairs; please take this opportunity to chat with employers who may be hiring your students, and of course, we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer.
Career Fair: Speed Mock Interviews | Tues., April 23 | 1 to 4 p.m. | CH2M HILL Alumni Center 
Spring Career Fair |  Fri., April 24 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | CH2M HILL Alumni Center

Barry-Wehmiller Info Session
Barry-Wehmiller is hiring for full time ME, ChE, and EECS positions in their Portland and Seattle offices! Bring your resumes and come chat with recruiters about opportunities with this org. Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc. is a leading Engineering, Systems Integration, and IT consulting firm, capable of providing complete operating solutions for consumer products, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. Design Group provides engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, and other technology services to the world’s leading companies. Our organization is staffed by over 1,400 engineering and technical specialists, operating from over 40 global offices in the US and India. For more information, go to www.barrywehmiller.com and visit our CEO Bob Chapman’s blog at www.trulyhumanleadership.com.
Tuesday, April 23 | 6 to 7 p.m. | Johnson Hall 219 

Bosch info session
Are you an engineering student interested in software, robotics or controls? Well, the Bosch Commercial Vehicle Drivers Assist team is holding an information session to illustrate some of the innovative products they are working on and what opportunities are within their group! Hosted by ACM-W. Pizza and soda will be provided.
Tues., April 23 | 6 to 8 p.m. | KEC 1001

SPRNG (Sustainable Practices Raising Net Growth) Conference
The SPRNG Conference is a day where various companies and organizations come to the University of Oregon to communicate their brand and global impact through a symposium engaging students and the surrounding Oregon community. Our overall goal is to educate and spur positive action and innovation in Pacific Northwest energy. More details and RSVP at sprng2019.com
Wednesday, April 24 | University of Oregon

Edwards Lecture Series: Strategic Approach to Innovation in Engineering Education
Kathy Banks, Dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, will present. Reception to follow.
Thursday, April 25 | 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Kearney 112

Launch-U Speaker Series: “A Chick in Tech” with Janice Levenhagen-Seeley
In this special Launch-U Speaker session, Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, Founder and CEO of ChickTech, will share about her journey as an entrepreneur, as a woman in STEM, and lessons about leadership she has learned along the way. Janice graduated from Oregon State as a computer engineering major in 2006, and went on to found ChickTech in 2012, a national nonprofit that supports women and girls in technology with community, education, and inspiration, with nearly 30 chapters nationwide. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with Janice in an informal setting and get a taste of the kinds of activities that ChickTech provides for its communities! RSVP here to attend. Please email Kathryn.walters@oregonstate.edu with any questions. Cosponsored by InnovationX, the College of Engineering, and the Entrepreneurship Club.
ThursdayApril 25 | 6 p.m. | Johnson Hall 221

Rural Electrification with Minigrids in Lesotho
In the country of Lesotho, only 30% of the population has access to electricity. Phylicia Cicilio (Oregon State Ph.D. student) will share her experience living and working in Lesotho, partnering with the company OnePower on developing minigrids in the country to expand access to electricity.
Friday, April 26 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | KEC 1005

Radiation Center Tours
The American Nuclear Society Student Chapter is hosting tours of the Radiation Center (35th and Jefferson) on May 4th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for Spring Family Weekend. Visitors will be able to see the nuclear reactor on campus and other facilities used by the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering! Tours fill up fast and are on a first come first serve basis. Photo ID Required. Please contact ANS Outreach Chair Alexander Dueñas with any questions. 
Sat., May 4 |  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Radiation Center

Undergraduate Engineering Expo
Our undergraduate students will share their work through the use of models, demonstrations, and posters with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, their peers, other academic institutions, and the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with individual students, ask questions, and exchange ideas. (Volunteers still welcome.)
Fri., May 17 | Kelley Engineering Center, Johnson Hall and Community Plaza 


Announcements

The Rising Dissertation Institute (RDI), for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic) students, will begin a Ph.D. program in Fall 2019. This 4-day interactive workshop grew out of the successful Dissertation Institute (DI) we have been running for the past two years. The 2019 RDI will take place June 23rd – 26th on the University of California, San Diego campus. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech. https://www.dissertationinstitute.com/

Hydro Think Tank is coming to Wenatchee, WA
The Think Tank will bring the talents and ingenuity of undergraduate and graduate students from top colleges, universities and trade school programs in the Pacific Northwest together to solve a real-world hydropower problem. This 3-day educational forum and competition is designed to provide students exposure to hydro professionals and hands-on experience that complements their area of study. It helps the industry find solutions to real hydro issues. More details and registration. 

Research for the Common Good
As a Catholic, Marianist institution dedicated to providing answers to the global issues of our times, the University of Dayton's School of Engineering is excited to announce its 4th annual Academic Research Colloquium (ARC) for Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral scholars. The theme of ARC is Research for the Common Good, in celebration of President Eric Spina's vision for the University.  Our goal is to help provide avenues of opportunity for Future Engineering Faculty. ARC is open to Ph.D. and post-doctoral scholars within one to two years of seeking a faculty position.  The selection process is highly competitive with up to 20 spots available. All travel, lodging and food expenses are paid.  For more program and participant benefits, objectives, requirements and application instructions go.udayton.edu/engineering-arc. Application Deadline: April 30.


Scholarships

  • WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in information technology and other STEM fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology. Learn more. The Women in Technology Scholarship is a pilot program made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation. You will find the more details and the application on the Zonta web site.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon is looking for an undergraduate engineering intern to help with design and testing of biomass cookstoves this summer. Working with several other interns from the University of Dayton, the student will participate in research including running experiments to measure air quality, cookstove efficiency, and emissions using the ARC Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS) and other sensors. More information

The Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University is recruiting PhD students who are interested in energy, socio-technical systems change, and policy implementation, starting fall 2019 and/or spring 2020. Applicants should simultaneously apply to the PhD program and for a graduate research assistant position. Details on the PhD application procedure can be found here: https://www.boisestate.edu/sps-publicpolicy/. Preliminary inquiries are encouraged by email or phone to Kathy Araujo (kathleenaraujo@boisestate.edu, 208-426-4845) or Stephanie Lenhart (stephanielenhart@boisestate.edu, 208-426-5707). Preliminary inquiries are encouraged by email or phone to Kathy Araujo (kathleenaraujo@boisestate.edu, 208-426-4845) or Stephanie Lenhart (stephanielenhart@boisestate.edu, 208-426-5707). 

The Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability (Code 6180) has immediate need for a fire protection engineer (or similar degree) with a background in fire fighting, shipboard damage control, and experience with fire suppression foams. Preference will be given to veterans of the U.S. Navy, whether they were enlisted or officers. They need to be independent, self-motivated US citizens with pending completed, undergraduate or graduate degrees in fire protection engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field are invited to apply for a research position or to apply for student intern positions. Steven.Tuttle@nrl.navy.mil for more information. 

Health Technology Innovations LLC (HTI), a privately-held, Oregon-based company founded in 2017 by a group of former Intel engineers and OHSU scientists, seeks graduate interns knowledgeable in machine learning. HTI’s advisory board consists of leaders in the IT, semiconductor and medical fields dedicated to developing solutions for medical image analysis. HTI is partnering with OHSU on improving Cryo-Electron Microscope (cryo-EM) workflow-based AI/ML research and development. Contact kumar@healthtechnologyinnovations.com for more information. 

HP Labs Corvallis is seeking a graduate intern to research functional elements made with HP’s 3D print process. In particular, they are looking to advance their ability to 3D print valves, and to create an environment/toolset where they can readily apply statistical and ML-based methods of design optimization. https://h30631.www3.hp.com/job/corvallis/graduate-intern-3d-printing-hp-labs/3544/11456444


Job Opportunities

The Faculty-Student Mentor Program (FSMP) is hiring Peer Mentors for the second year of this pilot program. Trainings will be offered in early May 2019 with official duties to last from Fall 2019 – Spring 2020. Our application is open now until April 30. Apply.

The College of Engineering Dean’s Office Student Event Assistant assists with planning and execution of college signature events. The position is part-time, ranging from 2-20 hours per week, with the potential for winter/spring/summer break employment.

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Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Assistant Professor, Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, TX 

The Boulder Experimental Electronics and Manufacturing (BEEM) Laboratory in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) is seeking a driven, multi-skilled individual for a 2 year Postdoctoral Associate to study and develop additively manufactured, biodegradable electronic systems for near-real-time, in-situ monitoring of soil conditions (moisture, nutrient concentration, etc.). This transdisciplinary position will address a range of areas, including materials, devices and processes for printed and biodegradable electronics, with a focus on developing passive wireless RF readout approaches for interrogation of these widely distributed sensors. In addition to the primary technical research role, the individual holding this position will also take on some general management and leadership tasks within the lab, will actively collaborate and communicate with external groups working on the project, and will spend a portion of their time developing plans for bringing the developed technology to market. 

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