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Weir Shares Expertise with Future Engineers at West Albany High School
As the Director of Engineering for the ESCO Division of Weir, Kevin Stangeland '98 is grateful for the opportunity help grow and develop the next generation of young engineers. He was excited when he heard from a fellow Oregon State University engineering graduate, Tim Fief, about a new class at West Albany High School.

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MLK Celebration
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, author and advocate for social justice is the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration lecture on Mon., Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Through Dec. 5, free tickets are available to OSU faculty, staff and students for the Jan. 21 peace breakfast and the keynote session. Beginning Dec. 6, keynote session tickets will be available to the general public. The celebration week runs from Jan. 19-25. To register and for a full list of events, visit https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/mlk . For info, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.
Mon., Jan. 21 | 11 a.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center

Graduate Defenses

"Planning Energy-Efficient Trajectories in Strong Disturbances," by Dylan Jones, candidate for Master of Science in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Geoff Hollinger. 
Dec. 6 | 2 p.m. | Graf Conference Room

"Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Inertial and Turbulent Flows through Porous Media: Pore-scale DNS, Flow Analyses and Upscaling," by Xiaoliang (Bryan) He, candidate for Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Sourabh Apte.
Dec. 4 | 1 p.m. | Rogers 226

"Finite Element Modelling of the Human Intervertebral Disc," by Dilushka P.F. Balapiti Modarage, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Bay.
Dec. 3 | 9 a.m. | Valley Library, Willamette West Seminar Room 3622


  • This year the OSU robotics club is hosting FIRST LEGO League Local Tournaments on December 15th and 16th at the Kelley Engineering Center. We are currently in search of volunteers if anyone in the School of MIME is interested. FIRST LEGO League is a program where 4th-8th grade students build, test, and program a robot to solve a series of missions in a robot game. We are currently expecting 16 teams each day, which is over 250 kids if the turnout is the same as last year.

    If anyone is interested, here is the link to volunteer: https://my.firstinspires.org/AccountManager/Account/Register

    Please feel free to contact me, the tournament director (fangjes@oregonstate.edu) or Alex Thompson, the volunteer coordinator (thomalex@oregonstate.edu) with questions, comments, or concerns.
  • You are invited to attend our Winter 2019 HWeekend event the weekend of January 19-20, 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 and is an approved event for the Internet of Things Alliance. Our theme will be, Smart Homes and Smart Lives. Imagine building prototypes to control your dorm or apartment? What about something to make your morning breakfast? HWeekend Info: ttp://eecs.oregonstate.edu/hweekend. Apply Here: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/education/hweekend/apply.php.
  • The National Collegiate Research Conference is an annual conference for undergraduate students from all disciplines across the world to present their work, hear keynote presentations from world-renowned researchers, and meet other students doing research. The conference is held every year at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will take place from January 24th to January 26th. Applications to present are due this Saturday, December 1st. Link to apply: http://www.ncrc.hcura.org/apply.

  • Graduate Students,registration is now open for the 2019 Graduate Research Showcase taking place on Friday, February 8. 
    The Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for you to advance your professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share your research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Inger Mewburn (The Thesis Whisperer) who will be giving the keynote at a luncheon exclusively for College of Engineering graduate students who present a poster and/or attend a workshop session.  Please read the schedule and details regarding the Graduate Research Showcase. Space is limited to 200 students and registration will close January 11, so do not procrastinate in securing your spot!
  • FE Review Course Open for Registration
    The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) club at Oregon State is hosting the annual FE Review Course during Winter Term 2019 (exact dates on website, link below). This course is specifically designed to assist OSU engineering students who are studying for the FE Exam. The following subjects are covered: Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Fundamentals, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer.  Registration includes access to digital recordings of each lecture and notes on Canvas through Sept. 1st, 2019. The cost of the course is $100 for OSU students if you sign up online before December 16th. The cost will be $125 after December 16th. If you have any questions, please contact tec@oregonstateiise.org
  • For ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, we are asking students to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years! The scene: You are 25 years into your career as faculty, dean, chair, provost or president at your dream university. What does engineering education look like? What changes have been implemented? What does the student body look like? How are classes taught? 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. Register by December 1 and submit by February 1. We look forward to seeing your entry! Contact Katie Carroll for more info.


OSU ScholarDollars
Oregon State’s new online scholarship search and application system, ScholarDollars, is now accepting applications for more than $50 million in 2019-20 scholarship funds. OSU students may complete one application to be considered for more than 1,600 campus-based scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to submit their ScholarDollars applications between Nov. 1, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2019, to maximize the number of scholarships for which they will be considered. Call 541-737-1125 or visit https://scholarships.oregonstate.edu/scholardollars.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Supply Chain Operations Internship,  HP Inc., Corvallis, OR and San Diego, CA

3D Powder Development and Handling Intern, HP Inc., Corvallis, OR

Master Material Science Intern, HP Inc., Boise, ID

Industrial Designer Intern - Summer 2019, Garmin International, Olathe, KS

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website. Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

ORISE Fellow at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency at ORISE Department of Defense Programs https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2163575/share_preview

Job Opportunities

Forest Engineer, Weyerhaeuser, Lebanon, OR – Apply before: Friday, December 7th 2018 5:00 pm PST

Demand Planner, Oracle, Redwood City, CA, Santa Clara, CA, Seattle, WA

Entry-level Validation Engineer, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc.,  Carrollton, TX Apply before: Friday, December 28th 2018 9:55 pm PST

Sales Development Program Fulltime (Portland, Seattle), Siemens Corporation, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR Apply before: Friday, January 3, 2019 9:00 pm PST

Open Positions - Undergrad Learning Assistants  (Thermal Fluid Sciences) Paid positions may be available in Winter/Spring/Fall 2019 to support thermal fluid sciences courses. Duties may include holding office hours, grading papers, copying materials for the course, helping with lab sections, tutoring, leading study sessions, attending weekly meetings, and other tasks as needed by the supervising instructor. Course that may require assistance include ME 311, ME 312, ME 331, ME 332, and ME373. Interested students should email brian.fronk@oregonstate.edu with a resume and identifying which courses and which terms you would be available. At a minimum, students must have successfully completed the course they intend to support.  The weekly time commitment depends on the specific instructor and course.

Human Services Resource Center: We are looking for three students to help us with various projects through the rest of the academic year – our existing staff is overwhelmed and overstretched and we need more students to help us serve students! We are looking for the following: A Food Pantry AssistantA Textbook Lending Program Assistant; and An Event and Program Planning Assistant.

The OSU OPEnS (Openly Published Environmental Sensing) Lab seeks seven undergraduate researchers to work in our hands-on technology-rich makerspace to produce next generation sensing technologies for environmental research. These hires will use 3D printers, microcontrollers, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to conduct technical research and development to produce and test their new instrumentation. The hires will also collaborate with professors and student researchers to help them design new solutions.  Time commitment per week is negotiable (typically between 10 and 20 hrs academic terms and up to 40 during summer or non-enrolled terms) and expected to be at a rate of $11/hr. Applications due by December 15. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/68552

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota currently has a faculty position opening in the area of design, manufacturing and control. Further information can be found from the following link: http://www.me.umn.edu/search/index_DM_18.shtml 

The Biomedical Technologies division at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. We are developing soft robotic based medical applications for prevention care, rehabilitation, and physical assist based on our core bubble actuator technology. Our main goal is focused on applied research in the field of biomedical systems to translate conceptual ideas to working prototypes ready for commercialization. 

Mechanical Engineering, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, UNLV Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas 

Post Doctoral FellowWorcester Polytechnic Institute - Post-Doctoral Fellow working on phase field modeling, electrochemistry, corrosion science, and mechanical deformation modeling including fatigue.
Postdoctoral Associate (Job Id: 36262), University of Louisville - Two positions are available for Postdoctoral Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisville. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background and publication record in additive manufacturing and materials processing. The candidate will conduct experimental and modeling research on projects related to the  1) additive manufacturing of polymers and processing of polymer materials and or 2) additive manufacturing of metals with LBBF.

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