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OSU AIAA blasts off at NASA competition 
Oregon State won first place for Vehicle Design at NASA's Student Launch competition over the weekend at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama. The team also placed third in three other categories: Target Altitude, Technical Documentation/Presentations, and the highly competitive Conference Display category.

Humanitarian Engineering graduate students display their innovation at the Smithsonian
Over spring break, recent humanitarian engineering graduates Jennifer Ventrella (dual MS Mechanical Engineering and Applied Anthropology) and Mohammad Pakravan (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering), advised by Nordica MacCarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, displayed their Fuel, Usage, and Emissions Logger (FUEL) at the VentureWell OPEN Minds Exhibition. This product is designed to quantify the impact of clean cookstoves and fuels used in homes in developing communities.

Kawasaki presents at Russian materials workshop
Megumi Kawasaki, associate professor of materials science, presented at Magnitogorsk Materials Week held at Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University in Russia. Scientists from across the world discussed important aspects of severe plastic deformation of metallic materials.

DOE awards $6 million in wind energy research projects (Windpower Engineering & Development) 
Three projects will receive $2.5 million to develop and validate pre- and post-construction monitoring and mitigation solutions for the offshore wind environment to ease regulatory barriers to deployment. One of the projects, led by Roberto Albertani, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will design, build, and test an autonomous monitoring system to accurately detect avian and bat collisions with offshore wind turbines. The system will combine microphones and 360º cameras with analysis software to detect and verify impacts.

Tickets available for OSU-produced robot comedy/variety show at Corvallis’ Majestic Theater
“Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show” will take the stage April 19 at Corvallis’ Majestic Theater, 115 SW Second St. Produced by Naomi Fitter, assistant professor of robotics in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, the show will feature Jon the Robot, Ginger the Robot, SpiderHarp and the Robot Aquarium.

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Winning resumes and cover letters
April 9 | 12 to 1 p.m. | SEC Involvement Lounge

Bruce Lambert Rogers Corporation, presented by Sports Engineering and Product Development Club
Bruce Lambert (OSU Alumni) will be joining the Sports Engineering Club on Wednesday night for a presentation on Rogers Corp. and their involvement in the Footwear and Recreation industry. Rogers Corp. is a global leader in engineered materials and works with a wide variety of footwear and recreation companies! 
Wednesday, April 10 | 7 to 8 p.m. | STAG 111

DOE NETL Student Info Sessions
The presentation would focus on student programs available at the U.S. Department of Energy to include the following:

  • Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (summer)
  • NETL student programs (year round)
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (year round)
  • DOE Scholars (summer)

Two presentations will be offered.
Thursday, April 11 |  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  |  Johnson Hall Room 124 
Thursday, April 11 |  5 to 6 p.m.  |  Johnson Hall Room 221

Building Energy Modeling Basics Seminar
One-hour seminar covering the basics of building energy analysis.  Will include overview of energy uses in buildings and how to estimate them, available software, and how these tools are used in industry.  Taught by a certified Building Energy Modeling Professional from Jacobs Engineering. Open to all Oregon State students. Pizza included!
Friday, April 12 | 3 to 4 p.m. | STAG 110

Woodshop Safety Seminars
Darin Kempton will conduct four woodshop safety semiars for current and past ME250 students. They will last about 1 hour 45 minutes. Email darin.kempton@oregonstate.edu to sign up. Space is limited to 10 students per session.
Friday, April 12 | 8 a.m. | Rogers 116
Tuesday April 16 | 10 a.m.  | Rogers 116
Tuesday April 16 | 1 p.m. | Rogers 116
Thursday, April 18 | 2p.m. | Rogers 116

Salary Negotiation Workshop
Improve your salary negotiation skills! Determine what employers are paying and learn how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth. Participants will also learn about wage gap issues and additional salary resources. Open to all COE Students; register here.
Wed, April 17 | 4 to 6 p.m. | 221 Johnson Hall

Lonseth Lecture with Dr. Mai Gehrke
Join the Oregon State University Mathematics Department for a lecture by Dr. Mai Gehrke on “Using Abstract Mathematical Structures to Study Algorithmic Complexity Questions.”
Automata are very simple computational models. They are important in applications of computer science but also serve as a laboratory for studying the complexity of algorithms. In this talk we introduce automata and show how finite monoids, certain very abstract algebraic structures, may be assigned as invariants of automata. We illustrate how these invariants are powerful enough to make deep computational questions decidable. Finally, we give a glimpse of an idea how this can be generalized to provide sophisticated mathematical tools for the study of computational complexity classes.
Friday, April 19 | 5 to 6 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center Willamette Room | Reception to follow 

Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show
Robots are becoming more present in our everyday lives, but almost no one has seen robots like this before...join Jon the Robot (a robotic stand-up comedian) and some of our favorite nerdy, scientific, and autonomous performers for an evening of comedy, music, dance, and visual art. Acts will include stand-up comedy from Jon the Robot, Naomi Fitter of Oregon State's CoRIS Institute, Ginger the Robot, Sarah Hagen of Oregon State's Math Department, and The Irrelevant Podcast. Musical performances from the SpiderHarp and dance performances from the robot aquarium will help to keep the evening lively and vibrant.
Friday, April 19 | 7 p.m. | Majestic Lab Theatre | Tickets: $10

Note: Accompanying that show, Fitter will be installing a robotic art piece in The Majestic Theater's gallery. This drawing robot will be accompanied by other robots or robot-generated art pieces from April 15th to April 19th. This gallery will be part of the April Corvallis Art Walk. This same art robot will also be making an appearance starting next week in Fairbanks Hall's Woodshop gallery (found in the basement of the building). The robot will be installed there from March 11th to March 22nd as part of the ongoing student sculpture exhibit there. This just happens to be during the March Corvallis Art Walk, so we'll be part of this art walk as well.

Spring 2019 HWeekend: Iron Chef Edition
You are invited to attend our Spring 2019 HWeekend event the weekend of April 13-14, 2019. This event allows participants to use lots of modern tools to make exciting and interesting prototypes in only 30 hours! The event is free to participants but space is limited, so sign up ASAP! This event will be in partnership with the Inventors Enterprise club, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business. Our theme will be HWeekend: Iron Chef Edition. For this event, a secret ingredient will be provided that must be used in a meaningful way in the final prototype; beyond that, what you make is up to you!

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 Alumni Center 
Spring Career Fair | Fri., April 24 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | CH2M 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 

ANS Student Chapter TRIGA Reactor tour
Tours will be on a first come first serve basis. Everyone is welcome!
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.
May 17 | Kelley Engineering Center, Johnson Hall and Community Plaza 

Graduate Defenses

"Point Defects and Impurities Adapted Phonon Thermal Properties of Zirconium Diboride: Its Influence on Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Expansion and Specific Heat," by Jude O. Ighere, candidate for Ph.D. in Materials Science. Major Professor(s): Dr. Liney Arnadottir and Dr. P. Alex Greaney. Apr. 11 | 12 p.m. | Rogers 226


This year the Engineering Undergraduate Expo is happening on Friday, May 17. We’re looking for 3 or 4 MIME upper-division or graduate students to volunteer for a 2- to 3-hour shift as a Floor Manager at EXPO on May 17. General Expo info can be found here: https://expo.engr.oregonstate.edu/. Floor Managers help out the public and industry visitors and also support the MIME project teams with water, snacks, supplies, problems, etc. It’s a fun day, and you get a free T-shirt! Also, you can attend the Dean’s Reception at the end of the day. If you can volunteer for 2-3 hours between 9am and 5pm, please contact Lynn Ekstedt, lynn.ekstedt@oregonstate.edu by Thursday 4/11, with the hours that you can work. Please send your t-shirt size, too.

The Personal Robotics Group is looking for study participants to help further their research on how distraction can affect the outcome of tasks. We are looking for any adult who is willing to spend about an hour completing simple tasks and who is not allergic to cocoa powder. This will take place in Corvallis. To compensate you for your time, you will be given $10 in cash at the end of the study. Your time, experience, and survey feedback will contribute to our understanding of how distractions can change the outcome and enjoyment of tasks. Research Study Name: Distraction and Focus During Task Completion. Principal Investigator: Dr. Bill Smart. If you are interested, please fill out this Qualtrics form with your availabilities at  https://bit.ly/2AHXMyq  . If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email techusestudy@googlegroups.com.

Registration for 2019 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) now open
CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity. 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. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. The deadline for registering for CUE is Friday, April 19th at 5:00 PM.


  • 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.
  • Nominations are now being accepted for the Eric & Janice Hoffman Scholarship to support undergraduate COE students who are in financial need as they near degree completion. We are pleased to announce that students may now self-nominate, or be nominated by faculty, advisors, or staff. The nomination form is available online: Hoffman Scholarship Nomination Form.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

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 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

Advanced Manufacturing and Metamaterials Laboratory (https://www.raynexzheng.com/) directed by Dr. Xiaoyu "Rayne" Zheng at Virginia Tech seeks highly motivated and exceptional postdoc scholars in the broad area of piezoelectric material synthesis and design. Our group draws on principles from mechanics, material science and advanced manufacturing techniques to pursue innovations on 3D hierarchical, multi- material architected metamaterials and explore their extraordinary structural and functional properties for a wide range of applications in structural, flexible electronics and energy conversions. Located at the Corporate Research Center with more than 10,000 sqft lab and facilities space, our group is affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering and Macromolecues Innovation Institute at Virginia Tech. https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/96153 

Faculty Position for School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing (SDIM)Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China

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