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  • MIME student groups finish strong in weekend competitions
    The Oregon State chapter of ASME placed 2nd at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas in the battery-electric category. The Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. Oregon State’s car clocked in at an impressive 377km/kWh on the racetrack in Sonoma, CA.

    Meanwhile, the Oregon State AIAA team competed at the AIAA Design-Build-Fly competition in Wichita, KS, where teams design, fabricate, and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft which can best meet the specified mission profile. The Oregon State finished 14th out of over 90 teams.

  • Balasubramanian issued patent
    Ravi Balasubramanian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was issued a patent “Implanted Passive Engineering Mechanisms and Methods for Their Use and Manufacture.” This patent issued March 27, 2018, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, describes an implantable medical device to improve patient outcomes in tendon-transfer surgeries and other functional disorders resulting from injury, disease, or trauma.

  • Robots gone soft [Terra]
    After seeing the creations in Yigit Mengüç’s robotics lab at Oregon State University, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had wandered into a sci-fi film. Tentacle arms wave, synthetic snakes wiggle and a hanging underwater machine, at first glance, resembles a living octopus. These aren’t sights most people expect when they think of robotics. However, they are typical for researchers in mLab Robotics, the Oregon State soft robotics laboratory.

  • In Memoriam: Professor Edward D. McDowell 1942-2018
    Edward D. McDowell sadly passed away on April 4, 2018. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State University, and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. Following the receipt of his Ph.D. in 1974, he joined the (then) Department of Industrial and General Engineering at Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor and continued as a faculty member for over 25 years, until his retirement as an Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in 2000. Continue reading…

Mark Your Calendar

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar
Izabela Gutowska, Ph.D., will give a lecture on “VHTR Air Ingress Mitigation System Development and Optimization Study.”
April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Radiation Center Room C104

OSU Brand Symposium
University Relations and Marketing is hosting the second annual OSU Brand Symposium on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Come hear from an exciting lineup of guest speakers that are sure to inspire and ignite creativity in the areas of diversity and inclusion, graphic design, media and film. Engineering faculty, staff, and students might be particularly interested in hearing Punam Mathur, former senior vice president for corporate diversity and community affairs at MGM Resorts. She will be speaking about creating inclusive environments in the work place. There is no cost for students to attend the four keynote sessions and students do not need to register (lunch is not included). Registration for faculty and staff is $30 and includes lunch and light refreshments.
April 24 | LaSells Steward Center

Composites in Aerospace
Necessary developments in laminate analysis and design, with Dr. Agnes Blom-Schieber
April 26 | 4 p.m. | Kearney 112

Friday Snack & Study Sessions
Have homework to work on? Worried about MECOP? Want to get a dose of schadenfreude listening to upperclassmen complain about capstone? Come to the Friday Snack & Study Sessions, hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers! We'll bring snacks and MIME seniors, you bring your homework, and questions. Open to all engineering majors! Connect with SME and find other events on our Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonStateSME/ .   
Fridays | 2-5 p.m. | Dearborn 119 Study Lounge

Seminar: Deposit-Induced Hot Corrosion of Aero-Turbine Components and Materials Design Strategies to Reduce its Impact - Brian Gleeson, Ph.D
Brian Gleeson is currently the Harry S. Tack Chaired Professor of Materials Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Chairman of this department. 
May 3 | 4 p.m. | Rogers 226

Engineering for Global Development
Mariela Machado is Program Manager at Engineering for Change, a nonprofit based in NYC, where she works actively in the ICT and Technology for development fields all over the world. Mariela has a Telecommunication Engineering degree from UCAB in Caracas, Venezuela, a Master’s degree in ICTs from Barcelona, Spain and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA) in Development Practice from Columbia University. She worked as Project Manager for Telefonica, an international telecoms company present in over 15 countries in 3 continents for over 5 years. Mariela then went to do research for academia where she co-authored a report with Jeffrey Sachs that was presented at the World Economic Forum of Africa in 2016 on how ICT could enable the achievement of the SDG's by 2020, and an article on ICTs in Cuba for Foreign Affairs, among others. Mariela is still supporting research at Columbia University in projects devoted to connecting the unconnected. 
May 4 | 11-11-50 a.m. | Valley Library 3622

Georgia Pacific Paper Mill Tour for Engineering Majors
The TAPPI student chapter will be touring a local Georgia Pacific paper mill in Toledo, OR on May 4. This will be a great opportunity to be exposed to a growing industry that employs all types of engineers. This particular mill makes container board, which is the precursor material for cardboard boxes. Numerous OSU engineering grads from CBEE and MIME work at the mill in a wide variety of roles. They frequently have need for interns and recent grads. Additionally, seeing manufacturing operations in person helps to hone your career interests. The tour will be about 3.5 hours total, including travel there and back. If you are interested or have questions, email one of the TAPPI Student Chapter officers:  John Goetze goetzej@oregonstate.edu or Lucas Shumaker shumaklu@oregonstate.edu by April 19. 
May 4 | Time TBD | Toledo, OR

OSU Society of Women Engineers Presents SWE Tea
Join SWE for an opportunity for students to gather with their family, peers, and professionals in the community to celebrate women in engineering. The event will offer food, a keynote speaker, silent auction, and a College of Engineering campus tour.
May 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Johnson 221

Free Workshop: Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification
Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Please note: Students are required to pre-register to navy.lss@uwgny.com. This is so that the US Navy is able to manage the number of attendees as well as prep the completion certificates ahead of time. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.
May 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | MU Multipurpose Room 13

2018 Engineering Undergraduate Expo
At the annual Engineering Undergraduate 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. The registration deadline is April 14, 2018.
May 18 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Johnson Hall and Kelley Engineering Center 


VOLUNTEER AT THE 2018 UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING EXPO! This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18. The College of Engineering needs student to help on May 17 and 18 with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! We need your help to make this year’s Expo a success! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/QLtgcSE.

Registration for OSU’s 2018 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event is now open! CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well. Please encourage students that you mentor/advise to present! The event will be held on Thursday May 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: communications.oregonstate.edu/events/cue. The deadline for registering for CUE is May 14 at 5:00 PM.

PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2018 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 4. To access the nomination form link, please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships.

The Science and Math Investigative Learning Experience (SMILE) provides science and math enrichment to underserved students from rural Oregon schools. We are currently recruiting OSU students to be team mentors for the 2018 High School Challenge. Mentors work with small groups of high school students at Western Oregon University, April 26th (transportation and meals provided), and encourage them as they work through the Challenge activity. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in working with youth! I was hoping you would share this link or flier with your students!  http://smile.oregonstate.edu/become-volunteer-mentor.

Engineering Job Club (Online version) Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, there’s one more thing that just got added to your to-do list: Find a job.  Wondering how you’re supposed to fit this in with classes, capstone projects, and everything else going on? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the entire process down into manageable chunks. The series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule.  Register in Handshake today! Series starts April 9th, but you’re welcome to jump in at any time. Engineering Job Club sign-up.

If you planning to graduate Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2018 or have graduated in Fall 2017 and would like to attend the MIME Graduation/Commencement Celebration, please fill out the RSVP survey. If you have not yet had your senior picture taken, please sign up now: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/photosignup/.

2nd INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON DEEP LEARNING - Genova, Italy, July 23-27, 2018. DeepLearn 2018 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience. Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 2 keynote lectures, 24 six-hour courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.


Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Summer and Fall term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon is looking for an undergraduate engineer to help with design and testing of biomass cookstoves this summer. Working with a second intern from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the interns will conduct water boiling tests (WBT) of cook stoves using the ARC Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS), process data from tests using MS Excel, maintain the test fuel supply, and maintain the LEMS. Maintenance activities include cleaning, calibration, leak checks, filter weighing, and desiccant replacement. Test fuel needs to be  cut to size, made into kindling, and have its moisture content monitored. During the annual week-long summer workshop at ARC, the interns will work in the lab to run emissions tests for the participants, and to process and report on the data. Upon completion of the testing, the interns will work with ARC staff and OSU's Dr. Nordica MacCarty to write and publish a journal article on the results. The internship is unpaid but living space will be provided on the forested ARC campus. Please contact Dr. Nordica MacCarty with questions or to apply.

Local Internship: Systems West Engineers, Inc., Springfield, OR https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1298809/share_preview. Application Deadline: 5/1/18

Internship - Expires 5/31 - Manufacturing Engineering (Summer) at Hollingsworth & Vose, Corvallis, OR, https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1435609/share_preview

Internship - Expires 5/31 - Graduate Intern at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1410426/share_preview

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. More information and application.

Internship – Expires 4/30– ORISE Internships and Research Participation – Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – Corvallis *Employer is accepting OPT/CPT candidates* https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1416808

The PROMISE program is a ten-week paid internship which provides opportunities in university programs for Oregon State University undergraduate students, with particular emphasis on providing pathways for historically underrepresented students to professional careers.  Historically underrepresented students may include, but are not limited to, first-generation students, low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, students of color, students with disabilities, veteran students and transfer students. http://career.oregonstate.edu/promise-2018-project-descriptions-and-application 

Job Opportunities

Associate Professor John Parmigiani has an opening in his research lab (the Computational Mechanics and Applied Design Laboratory located in Covell 001) for a graduate research assistant (GRA).  The position will be a fully-funded masters degree program and will span two years (plus possibly an additional summer). The work will deal with new product development and will consist of design, fabrication, and testing. There will likely be a variety of project sponsors and products to work with for the duration of the position.  Both academic publications and patents are expected outcomes of this work. This is an excellent opportunity for students who want real-world experience in creating new mechanical and electromechanical devices. Please contact him directly at John.Parmigiani@oregonstate.edu.

Systems West Engineering seeks a Mechanical Staff Engineer. This position is responsible for performing the study, design, and/or construction administration of mechanical engineering projects for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. More information.

Great job in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University! The Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining strong engagement with industry for the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME). Position promotes the School of MIME with target audiences, cultivates and manages industry contacts and employer relationships, and develops and maintains meaningful engagement opportunities for our alumni. The successful candidate will work closely with the MIME School Head, the COE Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning and Employer Relations. Requires Bachelor’s Degree in related field; strong commitment to customer service; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and demonstrated professionalism in working with internal and external audiences, volunteers, students and other stakeholders. The School of MIME has tripled in enrollment and faculty over the past 10 years and is the academic home to 1 in every 14 OSU students. OSU, Oregon’s largest public research university, is located in Corvallis, a community of 56,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. We have a strong institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in our academic community. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening begins May 7, 2018. View the full posting and apply online at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/58224.

EXTENDED: Student Marketing and Communications Assistant, School of MIME. The major duties of this position include editing School of MIME website, photographing labs, classrooms, and events, developing presentations, and creating graphics for social media. The student will use Drupal, the Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, and a DSLR camera. Student may also maintain database of marketing contacts. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/57857. Apply by April 30.

As a Product Yield Enhancement (PYE) Engineer for Micron Technology, Inc., you will work with a team responsible for taking next generation devices from design to mass production. You will focus on driving test yield and product reliability at product introduction which allows for rapid production ramp and early time to market. Your primary areas of responsibility will use a combination of electrical and physical characterization techniques combined with statistical analysis to identify physical defects introduced by process level. Additionally, you will be responsible for communicating and coordinating backend yield improvement activities with Management, Product, Process, and Test Engineering. Apply .

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Visiting Assistant Professor
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN
Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor - Industrial Technology Management (BCM/BCSM)
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, WI
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty Positions in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Shenzhen, China

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