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A Softer Future for Robots [Engineering Out Loud podcast]
Will a new breed of highly mobile, radiation-resistant soft robots become automated work horses for the nuclear industry—or save the day during nuclear disasters? A team of graduate students wants to make sure they’re up to the task.

Oregon State receives $1 million from Business Oregon to Expand Metal Additive Manufacturing 
The emergence of Metal Additive Manufacturing (MAM or 3D Printing) has created opportunities for Oregon’s metal manufacturing sector, particularly smaller firms. A collective effort capable of developing new MAM processes, machine tools, and advanced materials could increase the competitiveness of advanced metal components manufacturers. Brian Paul, professor of manufacturing engineering at Oregon State University, will lead research projects with a group of larger companies, including HP, 3D systems, and Korvis Automation, while working with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership to disseminate the results to metals manufacturing companies across Oregon.

Graduate research assistant William Maurer took second place at the 2018 AIAA Region VI Student Conference
Maurer's paper titled "Eagle Detection, Interaction Sensing, and Deterrence System for Wind Turbines" outlined his team's work funded by the United States Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, which is dedicated to developing an automated system that promotes the coexistence of protected eagle species and wind energy development.

Mark Your Calendar

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

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar: Craig Marianno, Ph.D.
Marianno will give a lecture on “Estimating Doses to Urban Search and Rescue Dogs following a Contamination Event.”
May 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Radiation Center Room C104

Seminar: Deposit-Induced Hot Corrosion of Aero-Turbine Components and Materials Design Strategies to Reduce its Impact - Brian Gleeson, Ph.D
Hot corrosion is an accelerated degradation process that is generally considered to involve deposition of corrosive species (e.g., sulfates) from the surrounding environment to the surface of hot components, followed by destruction of the protective oxide scale. Gas turbine engine components, particularly high-pressure turbine blades and rotors, exposed to harsh environments are apt to encounter two modes of hot corrosion: high temperature hot corrosion (Type I) in the temperature range 850-1000°C and low temperature hot corrosion (Type II) in the range 600-800°C. This presentation will overview recent research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh to advance understanding of sulfate-based deposit-induced hot corrosion. It will be shown that (1) an effective laboratory-scale testing procedure has been developed that better simulates the form and extent of degradation found in service, and (2) that new insights on alloy/coating composition-structure relations for enhanced corrosion resistance have been established.
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

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

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

Launch-U Speaker Series: Innovating the Outdoors, with Adam Allen, founder, Wildish
The Launch-U Speaker Series is open to students of all majors who have a desire to explore and pursue entrepreneurship. Launch-U is co-sponsored by InnovationX, the Entrepreneurship Student Club, and the College of Engineering. Visit http://entrepreneurship.oregonstate.edu/ for more details and resources to help you move your ideas forward.
May 10 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Austin Hall 100

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 

Understanding the Behavioral Drivers of Execution Failures in Retail Supply Chains: An Experimental Study Using Virtual Reality
Nicole DeHoratius, adjunct professor of operations management at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will discuss an experiment in an immersive virtual environment in order to quantify the role of product similarity in execution failures in a retail setting. In her group's experiments, subjects must identify and sort two types of products based on their observable characteristics. When the two products are very similar, performance is substantially lower (with both more sorting errors and more products left unsorted) than when the products are more dissimilar. Introducing a clear visual cue to distinguish the products improves execution when the products are dissimilar (by lowering sorting mistakes) and, even more so, when they are similar (both by reducing sorting mistakes and the number of products unsorted). In the latter case the average increase in overall performance is over 22 percentage points. Our results suggest that there may be important gains from taking ease of execution into account in the design of products, product packaging, and labeling.
May 25 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Austin Hall 390

Graduate Defenses

"Multi-objective Record-to-Record Travel (MRRT) Algorithm for solving Multi-objective Optimization Problems," by Ji She, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Hector Vergara.
May 1 | 3 p.m. | Rogers 226
"Expansion of the Design Process for an Accessible Passenger Rail Sleeper Compartment," by Kamolnat Tabattanon, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Onan Demirel.
May 4 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 237


If you have been in a leadership role during your time here Oregon State, we would like to hear from you! Please join MIME School Head, Harriet Nembhard, for a catered lunch and facilitated conversation on either May 25 or June 1, which will help us with our continuous improvement efforts. This opportunity will give you the chance to provide valuable input into the future direction of the School of MIME as well as to help us stay connected after you transition from students to alumni. RSVP and answer a short survey here. (Even if you cannot attend a lunch, we would still appreciate your responses.) Seating is limited; you are encouraged to reply at your earliest convenience.

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.

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/.


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

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 May 7. 

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.

Georgia Pacific is seeking an entry level mechanical engineer, to be part of our Engineering Development Program. We are looking for someone graduating this spring with a mechanical engineering degree and experience through projects, internships, or co-ops. Contact Melanie.Adair@gapac.com.

Georgia Pacific is seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer. This role requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and two years’ experience in management or project engineering. http://k.rfer.us/KOCH.bSGyu

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.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Technology
Vermont Technical College
Randolph Center, VT
Mechanical Engineering

Instructor - IME Industrial Maintenance
Texas State Technical College
Hutto, TX
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Tenured Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
Mechanical Engineering

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