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April 7, 2014

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This Week's Features

Solar Car Team Seeking MIME Engineering Students for New Vehicle Design

The OSU Solar Vehicle Team is seeking MIME engineering students to get involved in designing the new solar car. The group is in the process of designing a multiple-passenger vehicle to compete in the 2015 World Solar Challenge, a 3,000-kilometer road race across Australia. Students should have some SolidWorks knowledge, be willing to learn, and we are especially seeking juniors and seniors with any amount of design experience. There are also opportunities to get involved in this summer's upcoming Formula Sun Grand Prix (which OSU SVT won last year!) and American Solar Challenge, a cross-country road race.

If you are interested in getting involved in the team or just learning more information, please attend our general team meeting on Wednesday, April 9th at 6:00 pm in KEC1003. Pizza will be provided.
What: OSU Solar Car Info Session  |  when: wed., April 9, 6 pm  |  KEC 1003


Spring Term Advising Schedule

MIME Undergraduate Advising has posted its open office hours schedule for Spring term advising. Student walk-ins are welcome as follows:

Monday 3:00-4:30pm  - Pre-MIME students
Tuesday 3:00-4:30pm – Pro-MIME students
Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm – Pre-MIME students
Thursday 3:00-4:30pm – Pro MIME students
Friday 3:00-4:30pm – Pre MIME students

Adding a Course this Week:

  • The waitlist in Online Services is now closed. If you still need to add a course as of today, Monday April 7th, you will need to complete the 2nd Week Add process in order to add it. For College of Engineering courses this means you must complete a Restriction Override form (find a copy in Rogers 238). This form requires both instructor and departmental approval signatures, and will only work if there is actually room in the classroom.
  • Other department courses will require forms obtained from those departments.
  • More information about this process can be found on the registrar’s website: http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/second-week-adds

Week Two Deadlines and Other Important Dates:

  • You may drop courses in Online Services through Friday, April 11. A dropped course will not appear on your transcript.
  • Deadline to Apply to Graduate Spring term is Friday, April 11.  You can apply to graduate through student online services in the “student records” section.
  • Between Weeks 3 and 7 of the term, you may withdraw from a course using Online Services. This means that a “W” would appear on your transcript, and you are no longer enrolled in those credits.
  • Academic Calendar: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/today+30/list/osu-academic/

Summer Sessions Registration starts Sunday, April 13:

Attention Sophomores! Get Ready for Pro-School

The College of Engineering professional school application for Fall 2014 is now open and available online. The professional school application is due on July 1 at 11:59 pm. Please make sure you read the Fall 2014 Frequently Asked Questions regarding pro-school admission. If you have questions regarding the pro-school admission process, please contact your academic advisor or email askengineering@oregonstate.edu.


Mark Your Calendar

Nuclear Materials Seminar

The Nuclear Materials Spring term seminar series features a discussion with David Donovan, from the Sandia National Laboratory - California. “It’s Getting Hot in Here! First Wall Materials Issues for Fusion Energy. The lecture is Thursday, April 10, at 3 pm in Weniger Hall.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

While giving thought to your first job after college, you may want to think about how you will negotiate your first salary. Did you know that women can lose up to a million dollars over the course of their career by not negotiating effectively. Learn some of these very important skills, and methods you can use to research what a fair salary is for your position.  Professor Ohara will be leading a next Wednesday, April 9th from 2pm – 4pm!  This is a great skill set to have going into internship and career searches – learn how to effectively negotiate a fair salary. RSVP is required.

What: Salary Negotiation Workshop  |  When: Wed., April 9  | 2  – 4 pm  |  Where: 102 Furman Hall


Seminar with Purdue University Materials Head

David Bahr, head of Materials Engineering at Purdue University will give a seminar, "If smaller is stronger, is nothing weaker?" on Friday, April 11 examining the effects of point defects, surface defects, and other impurities on the onset of plastic deformation in metals and molecular organic crystals.

What: Materials seminar  | When: April 11, 3 pm  |  Where: 149 Weniger Hall


Chris Hagen, OSU-Cascades, Presents at the Corvallis Science Pub

At the April 14 Corvallis Science Pub, Chris Hagen of OSU-Cascades in Bend will discuss his research on a system that would enable homeowners to power their vehicles on natural gas at home. The Science Pub presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli located at 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis.

What: Chris Hagen at Science Pub  | When: April 14, 6 pm  |  Where: Old World Deli, Corvallis.

Bend Research Information Session

Join the CBEE Club along with IEEE and ASME in welcoming Bend Research to the OSU campus. Representatives from Bend Research will be discussing opportunities at their company, and pizza will be provided. Planning on attending? Please RSVP online so we have enough pizza and beverages for everyone. Contact cbee.club@engr.oregonstate.edu with questions.

What: Bend Research Presents to Students  |  When:  Wed., April 16 at 7pm  |  Where: Weniger 151

EWB Annual Banquet: Reserve Your Tickets!

The EWB-OSU Annual Banquet will be on May 4, (the Sunday of Mom’s Weekend) at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Tickets are $50 (general) and $35 (OSU student). All proceeds go directly to the EWB chapter to continue its work with communities abroad! Help support the Engineers Without Borders by purchasing tickets at EWB website, and please be sure to spread the word about this great event!

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.


Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors Study Abroad in Mechanical Engineering

The ATLANTIS Dual-degree Bachelors Program is an educational program allowing qualified OSU ME students to travel to  Germany for an entire year of engineering classes, with an optional one term of engineering classes in Sweden. At the end of this four-to-five-year program, successful students will earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering from OSU AND a BS in Materials Science from the University of Saarlandes in Germany. The next cohort of OSU students will be leaving in Summer Term 2014 and we're recruiting for the following cohort leaving Spring or Summer Term 2015. If you'd like to learn more about the program, there are several opportunities for you:

  • Information Session: There will be a drop-in information session for interested students in Dearborn 30 on Tuesday April 8, anytime between 3:00 and 5:00pm.  Drop by any time and get the information; stay as long or as short as you want.
  • Check out our online information at the ATLANTIS  website.
  • Contact the program director Prof. Bill Warnes; his office hours each week are listed online.


Elder Care Informational Sessions

The Oregon State Childcare and Family Resources, Office of Work-Life and College of Public Health,  has established a new group designed to provide support and information to employees who are helping or assisting their older loved ones. The group, Elder Care Connections, will meet this term as follows: April 17 from 12-1 in the MU MLK Room; May 15 from 12-1 in the MU MLK Room; and June 19 from 12-1 in the MU Board Room.  Contact familyresources@oregonstate.edu for more information.


COE International Study Programs

COE International Programs has set up a series of informational sessions designed to inform students about study-abroad options. All sessions take place in The Hub.

  • Thurs., April 10: Study Abroad in Australia; 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. (Study abroad options in Australia and special considerations.)
  • Thurs., April 17:  Study Abroad in Europe; 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. (An overview of the many study abroad options in Europe, language requirements, and how to choose a program.)
  • Thurs., April 24: Scholarships for Study Abroad; 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm. (A special presentation on funding for study abroad.)


MIME Defense: Wed, April 16

MIME Graduate Defense: "Development of a Plastic Microchannel Heat Exchanger," by Sean Kirkpatrick, candidate for Master of Science in mechanical engineering, 1:00 pm, Rogers 226.


Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

OU REU on Automotive and Energy-related Topics

NEW -- The department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University (OU) is accepting applicants to its National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site, “AERIM: Automotive and Energy Research and Industrial Mentorship Program at Oakland University.” The focus will be automotive and energy-related research topics in mechanical engineering with a special emphasis on technologies that aim to improve efficiencies of internal combustion engines, automotive manufacturing processes, automotive materials, alternative propulsion systems and lubrication and wear. Application review will begin on April 15 and will continue until all 10 positions are filled.


NASA Scholarships for 2014-15 Open

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) has opened their 2014-2015 scholarship procedures. Students may apply for scholarship awards that will support their academic study 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.


HENAAC Scholarship Application

NEW -- Qualified undergraduate and graduate students can apply for the 2014-15 HENAAC Scholarship Program.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA; be enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university in the United States; pursuing an engineering, technology, science, or math field of study; and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate strong leadership and service in the Hispanic community. Citizenship status: varies. Scholarships range from $500 - $10,000. Scholarship recipients will be provided travel, hotel and registration to attend the 2014 HENAAC Conference in New Orleans, from October 2-4, 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Gary Cruz at gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org. Applications are due April 30.


SMTA gives a $5,000 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant to a full time graduate-level student pursuing a degree and working on thesis research in electronic assembly, electronics packaging, or a related field. Applications are due April 14.


The Applied Computer Security Associates will award scholarships for women in undergraduate and masters' degree programs through the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security. Applications may be submitted starting March 30, and will be accepted until May 1.

Job and Internship Opportunities


NEW 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. Successful candidates will have strong understanding of fundamental theories, mathematical (steady-state and dynamic) modeling, and experimental design, as well as hands-on abilities and the ability to analyze and clearly present experimental results. Experience with Matlab, control system design (MPC, optimization, automation hardware/software), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and latent variable modeling is also desirable, as is a background in an experimental lab environment. The company also has an info session planned for students in Corvallis on April 16.

NEW The Ocean Mixing Group in the College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science (mixing.coas.oregonstate.edu) is looking for an engineering undergrad for a part-time campus position. The student will work with scientists/engineers and assist with construction and assembly of OSU-designed and built seagoing instruments. Contact: Pavan Vutukur, pvutukur@coas.oregonstate.edu, (541-737-0453) or Craig Van Appeldorn vanapplc@onid.oregonstate.edu, (541-737-2607) with questions.

Tualatin Valley Water District Engineering Services department has an opening for an engineering intern summer internship. The position runs from June through September, with an application deadline of April 15.

Salem-based aerospace machining company Hanard Machine seeks applicants for its Quality Engineer internship position, a three- to six-month post. Interested students can contact Zachary Southworth at zsouthworth@gmail.com for more information.


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

  • Schreiber Foods, Inc. seeks production leaders -- Dairy Production Supervisor (Team Advisor) -- for their manufacturing facilities. Applications are accepted until April 8, and should be submitted through the company web site.
  • The City of Gresham is seeking qualified students to fill an Engineering Internship in the Water division of the Department of Environmental Services. Applications are accepted until April 10. (Beaver JobNet ID 28295)
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals has 20 engineering and computer science summer internship openings at their San Francisco location. Applications are due by April 11, and must be submitted at www.bayerjobs.com.
  • Lenity Architecture, with locations in Bend, Oregon, and Salem, Oregon, seeks a Mechanical Engineer to work with a design team on multiple projects. Applications are due by April 14. (Beaver JobNet ID 28119)
  • International Forest Products Limited has an opening for a Reliability Engineer. The application deadline is April 14. (Beaver JobNet ID 28160)
  • Carestream in White City, Oregon, seeks a Systems Technician with Carestream Health’s Dry Film Coating Group. The person in this position will provide technical support for the Process and Product Engineering groups. Application deadline is April 21.  (Beaver JobNet ID 26170)
  • The Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) is seeking an engineering intern. MCDD provides flood protection by maintaining the Columbia River levee system and removing stormwater for residents and businesses. The application deadline is April 23. (Beaver JobNet ID 28506)
  • 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)
  • Target Corp. seeks a Systems Engineer at its Albany, Oregon, location supporting the distribution center's production, focusing operational performance for equipment such as conveyors, sortation systems, scanners, cameras, depalletizers, print and apply systems, ASRS cranes, material handling robots, and SCADA devices and programs. The application deadline is April 28.  (Beaver JobNet ID 26861)
  • 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)
  • Stahlbush Island Farms is looking for a Mechanical Engineer at their Corvallis location. Applications are due by May 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 27610)
  • Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor manufacturer, seeks manufacturing and industrial engineering candidates for nationwide positions. The application deadline is May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25174)
  • Safeway seeks applicants to its summer paid internship in manufacturing internship. Applications are accepted until May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25386)
  • 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)

CampusPoint has the following listing: Technical writer for aircraft maintenance manuals, Sandy, Oregon.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions


  • NEW The Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, invites applications for the Director of its first-year engineering program, currently called EPICS, Engineering Practices Introductory Course Sequence. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD as well as to applicants with a PE license. Review of applications will begin by April 21.
  • The Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) Engineering at the National Science Foundation is currently recruiting engineering professionals who wish to become Program Director of one of three current openings in the Catalysis & Biocatalysis, Thermal Transport Processes, and General and Age-Related Disabilities Programs. 
  • Kenai Peninsula College has faculty openings for those with extensive industry experience (any type of ‘process’ or instrumentation experience, including marine/ocean engineering) or those with strong teaching interests coupled with at least a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering field.
  • The Mechanical Engineering and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments at Seattle University invite applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor and Director of Systems Engineering beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
  • 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.
  • The University of Queensland seeks a tenured professorial position with the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering to take over the leadership of a research group in the area of geothermal and concentrating solar thermal (CST) power generation. The application deadline is April 21.
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