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  • Oregon State touches down at NASA University Student Launch competition
    The Oregon State University team placed third at the NASA University Student Launch Initiative Payload Design competition where 60 university teams competed. Oregon State was the only first-time team to win any of the prestigious design awards. "I am very proud of the 12 MIME, three ECE, and three CS capstone seniors and 12 AIAA freshmen, sophomores, and juniors on the team," said Nancy Squires, senior instructor of mechanical engineering. 
  • Kamyar Raoufi, MIME Ph.D. Candidate in Advanced Manufacturing, selected for the 16th Annual IISE Doctoral Colloquium
    Kamyar Raoufi, a Ph.D. candidate in Advanced Manufacturing advised by Dr. Karl Haapala, was invited by the Council of Industrial & Systems Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) to participate in the 16th Annual IISE Doctoral Colloquium to be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 preceding the IISE Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL. Nominations were made by department chairs and approximately 40 nominees were invited to attend from across the U.S.

Mark Your Calendar

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

24-Hour Solar Power: Using Microchannel Heat Exchangers for Renewable Electricity
A team of researchers at Oregon State have been working on highly efficient, microchannel solar thermal receivers to reduce cost and support next-generation solar thermal power plants. In this talk, we will introduce how solar thermal power generation works, what Oregon State is doing to advance solar thermal power, and what the future looks like for this renewable technology.
April 10 | 6 p.m. | Old World Deli

5 Under 5 - College of Engineering Spring 2018
Connect with five College of Engineering alumni who are all within five years of graduation and learn about their life after graduation. Participate in an interactive panel discussion and have the opportunity to network afterward.
April 10 | 6-8 p.m. | CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Willamette Room

Target Day for Supply Chain!
Target is looking to hire OSU students for their Regional Distribution & Fulfillment Center in Albany. Representatives will be on-site to educate students about different opportunities and will even conduct first round interviews for those who meet the graduation requirements. 
April 11 | 11a.m.-2 p.m. | Bexell 214

Career-Building 101
Join special guest Jo Danko, P.E., senior vice president and managing director of city solutions for CH2M (now Jacobs), for a professional development seminar intended specifically for engineering seniors and graduate students. Discussion topics include: establishing a solid foundation, building a network, and following your passion. Hosted by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. RSVP: https://goo.gl/61H1RU.
April 11 | 4 – 4:50 p.m. | Johnson 102

Be Research Ready
The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences are like and how they got started. RSPV at this link: https://tinyurl.com/yb3bfr39.
April 11 | 5:30-7 p.m | LINC 314

Have you ever wanted to create something fun and unique? HWeekend is your opportunity! This hardware development competition brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new — all packed into an intense weekend of activity. Six teams designed and built prototype devices at Oregon State’s first hardware weekend. HWeekend is a free event sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. Apply by April 7. More information and application.
April 14-15 | Kelley Engineering Center 

Umpqua CC Day for graduate students interested in teaching at community college 
Umpqua Community College has two open faculty positons: one in engineering/computer science and one in forestry. This could be a great opportunity for any OSU grad student or alumni interested in teaching. Representatives from UCC will be on-campus.
April 17 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Johnson 124

Woodshop Safety Seminars
Attendees must have an ME250 name tag and can be currently enrolled in ME 250 or have taken it in the past. Seminars will be limited to 12 people each. Students need to email darin.kempton@oregonstate.edu to indicate which seminar they would like to attend.
April 13 & 19 | 10-11:45 a.m. |  Rogers 116

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

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

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 

Graduate Defenses

"Mechanical Design for Robot Locomotion," by Andy Abate, Candidate for PhD in Robotics. Major Professors: Dr. Jonathan Hurst, Dr. Ross Hatton.
April 11| 2 p.m. | Graf Conference Room


  • 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.

  • Call for Posters – Sun Grant Festival at OSU150
    The Sun Grant Festival component of Oregon State University’s 150-year anniversary celebration will run from April 9 – 20, 2018 (http://communications.oregonstate.edu/sun). One of the festival activities is a symposium dealing with alternative fuels and related technologies. The symposium is slated for Monday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The symposium will feature oral presentations from nationally recognized experts in the field along with poster presentations that emphasize past and present work done at OSU.

    Symposium organizers are hoping you will participate in this event by presenting one or more posters covering work from your laboratory. Laboratory groups are encouraged to present as many posters as necessary to convey the nature of their work. Posters need not be specific to this celebration; i.e., topic-relevant posters presented at other meetings are welcome. 

    Posters must be set up in the MU Ballroom prior to 8:30 a.m. on Monday April 16 and taken down sometime between 2:00 and 3:30 that afternoon. A 4 ft. x 4 ft space will be provided for each poster. Posters are to be attached to the supporting material using provided binder clips or blue painters tape (do not use pins.) 

    Posters should be attended by at least one of its authors from 12:30 to 1:30. A buffet lunch will be provided to registered students/staff attending posters from 12:00-12:30.  

    The audience for this symposium is expected to include colleagues, peer scientists, OSU officials, state/federal representatives, and the inquisitive public. Please register for poster presentations at the following site: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_egqnIYJCLqqJ5Vb by 5:00 p.m. Monday April 9. Early registration is requested to facilitate arrangement of accommodations. The complete program for the April 16 symposium can be accessed at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/osu150-sun-grant-festival/festival-event/eight-approaches-reducing-dependence-fossil-fuels.

  • International Peer Mentoring Program - The International Peer Mentoring Program is a global community designed to help new international students with cultural, academic, and social adjustment. Join the program today to connect with other globally-minded students who have transitioned to life at OSU and serve as a mentor for students who have questions about life, culture, and Corvallis! Apply by April 1: https://goo.gl/forms/OQ65izhh5NlFDk6g1.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

  • 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

  • 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

  • Acumed seeks an entry level manufacturing engineering position in Hillsboro, OR. This role supports production cells and new product development teams to meet operational objectives by developing, integrating, and improving production processes and systems. The Process Engineer also ensures compliance to Acumed, FDA, and ISO regulations. More info and application. 

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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