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Fierce and unpredictable: How wildfires became infernos (New York Times)
Researchers at Oregon State University are studying the physics of ember generation and transport to better predict which forest types in different conditions will generate firebrands and where they will rain down.

Rovers descend on southern Alberta's Mars-like badlands
That's why teams from Canada, the United States, Poland and Bangladesh were in that part of southern Alberta over the weekend, testing their robotic rovers in a friendly competition.  "It's sort of Mars-y, I guess," said Ben Davidson, from the Oregon State University contingent. "A little more vegetation than Mars would have, I guess." Oregon State's rover took first place with 287.08 points.

'Driver vs. Driver 2' Swings Onto Golf Channel in October
Tim Slama, a senior at Oregon State University studying mechanical engineering, is one of 14 finalists who will present their innovative golf driver concepts on the Golf Channel's Driver vs. Driver, with the hopes of ultimately becoming Wilson Golf’s next world-class driver in 2019.

Mark Your Calendar 

University Day
University Day takes place Tuesday, Sept. 11. Michelle Kuo, author of “Reading with Patrick,” a true story of race, inequality and the power of literature, will give the keynote at 10:30 a.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center and will follow a 9:30 a.m. welcome reception for all university employees. Following this keynote presentation, a noon complimentary lunch takes place on 26th Street outside the LaSells Stewart Center followed by the University Day Expo in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. For more information: University Day 2018 website.
Sept. 11 | 0:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
The summer symposium is open to OSU undergraduates in all academic colleges and of all class standings. Students conducting research this summer or have conducted research prior to this summer are encouraged to apply. Presentations will include two lightning talk sessions and a poster fair (Linus Pauling Science Center)! Open to the public.
Sept. 13 | 9 a.m. | Agricultural & Life Sciences Building, 4001

MIME Career Reception
Come to the MIME Career Reception, shortly after the OSU STEM Career Expo, to learn more about engineering careers, plus current entry-level and internship opportunities. This event is free and open to all MIME students.
Oct. 17 | 4:40 to 7 p.m. | Memorial Union


For ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, we are asking students to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years! Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these topics. The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa and the winning team (up to two people) will win a trip to the conference, along with $3000. More details are at our 125th Anniversary website.  

Entries are now being accepted for the 5th Annual HSPI Student Simulation Competition sponsored by FlexSim. Gather a team of four students (maximum) to solve a “real-world” healthcare situational case study using FlexSim’s simulation software. Your team could win the first place prize of $2,500! Each team will have approximately nine weeks to develop its solution for preliminary judging. Three teams will be chosen to compete in the finals in San Antonio, Texas at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference Feb. 20-22, 2019. The winning team will be announced at the conference. Each of the three finalist teams will receive $1,250 for travel to the finals, cash awards, complimentary conference registration and certificates. For more details about the competition and entry parameters, go to the simulation competition web pageEntry forms for the competition are due no later than Sept. 28.


Travers Tool is proud to announce a new scholarship. We will award $1250 in tools to a student studying in metalworking or any related fields.  All the relevant information can be found at https://www.travers.com/scholarship/a/scholarship/.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Tampere University of Technology in Finland is offering a fully funded four-year doctoral student positions to candidates interested in their three research themes of Engineering Sciences. They are also open to your own ideas that supplement the research theme for which you are applying. Click here for more information. Interested students may also contact Dr. Karl Haapala.

OMSI Science Communication Fellowship - OMSI is excited to announce that applications are now open for the fall cohort of the Science Communication Fellowship program held at OMSI in Portland. Applications for the fall Science Communication Fellowship cohort are due Monday, August 20. An online application (including the scholarship application) and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at https://omsi.edu/science-communication-services

Fall 2018 Product Lifecycle Management Intern at ON Semiconductor (Handshake #1757589)  - BS or MS in CS/CpE/IT/IE or related discipline 

Job Opportunities

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is hiring for several undergraduate learning assistants (LA) to help with MIME 101. In addition to grading student assignments, you will be teamed with another LA to co-lead ~three MIME 101 recitation sections. Each of these sections will include 20-24 MIME freshmen/transfer students and will meet once a week for two hours. Thus, you will have a total of six hours of teaching time per week but will present the same material in all sections (weekly training provided). In your capacity as an MIME 101 LA, you may be working with multiple MIME 101 instructors and Graduate Assistants. This position requires a one-term commitment. Punctuality is crucial. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/64465

Materials Management is hiring for multiple Student Materials Management Worker openings to join their crew on routes and in the warehouse. Be a part of OSU's sustainability efforts and get paid for it! Posting number P04136SE, closes 8/31. 

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

The School of MIME at Oregon State University is conducting faculty searches in Design and Industrial Engineering. The positions are also posted on our Faculty and Staff Openings webpage. Note that our full consideration date is earlier this year—November 1st. A Robotics search is being conducted jointly with EECS as the host school; this position will be posted in the next few weeks.

Postdoctoral scholar: Desalinate high-salinity water: The Oregon State University Water and Energy Technologies Laboratory (WET Lab) and the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 18-month (with the possibility of extension), fixed-term Postdoctoral Scholar position. The WET Lab Postdoctoral Scholar will work on a DOE EERE funded project to desalinate high-salinity water and produce potable water. More info.

Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering - Fluid Mechanics, California State University, Northridge - Northridge, CA
Assistant Professor, Manufacturing -  Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK

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