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  • The Two-Legged Robots Walking Into the Future [Motherboard]
    Creating a walking robot is no easy task. But despite numerous efforts throughout the years, people are still trying to create robots that can truly walk around our environments like we do. Motherboard met with Agility Robotics, a small startup in Oregon that is one of many trying to crack.
  • With ‘material robotics,’ intelligent products won’t even look like robots
    Robots as inconspicuous as they are ubiquitous represent the vision of researchers in the new and burgeoning field of material robotics . In an invited perspective paper published in Science Robotics, Yiğit Mengüç, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and three co-authors argue against looking at robotics as a “dichotomy of brain versus body.”
  • MIME student Delphine LeBrun Colon has been accepted into NASA's Pathways career program. After completing a series of internships at Marshall Space Flight Center as well as her degree in mechanical engineering at Oregon State, Delphine will join NASA as a full-time rocket scientist. Congratulations, Delphine!
  • A Vision of Clean Water for Everyone
    A $3.28 million commitment from Jon and Stephanie DeVaan has allowed OSU to launch the Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative. The effort, led by Lewis Semprini, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering, will build on the university’s strengths to become a national leader in designing, building, and testing systems-level approaches to the problem of access to clean water. 

Mark Your Calendar

  • 2018 Graduate Research Showcase
    The College of Engineering at Oregon State University is on the leading edge of new ideas, research, and innovation. The 2018 Graduate Research Showcase is a display of engineering research designed to promote the work of our graduate students, and how they are advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge. Our graduate students will share their work through poster presentations with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, faculty, their peers, and other academic institutions.  Feb. 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Research Experience for Undergraduates - Call for Proposals: Donations through the OSU Foundation to the MIME Excellence Fund provide approximately $100,000 per year to support our strategic initiatives through a Call for Proposals (CFP) process. This announcement supports awards of up to $5,000 provided to support eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in Spring or Summer 2018. Click here for more information and proposal submission guidelines. Proposals should be submitted by Feb. 16, 2018.
  • College of Engineering Students - the online College of Engineering Scholarship Application is open from November 15 until February 15 at http://oregonstate.edu/scholarships/app/. Your application will be reviewed by both the College and your specific program to see if you are eligible for scholarship funds within the College for 2018-2019 academic year. Note: You must complete the application during this time frame. We do not accept applications at any other time.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Services by email: coeundergradprograms@oregonstate.edu.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review Course Open for Registration: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) club at Oregon State University is hosting the annual FE Review Course during Winter Term 2018 (click here for dates and more information). 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. 1, 2018. The cost of the course is $100 for OSU students if you sign up online before Dec. 16. The cost will be $125 after Dec. 16. Please contact tec@oregonstateiise.org with questions.

Graduate Defenses

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • MECOP is accepting supplemental Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering applications for Spring-Summer 2018 internships! Supplemental interviews and a 407 Boot camp will be held on January 10 at the LaSells Stewart Center. Students must be available to interview in the morning and attend the boot camp in the afternoon. Deadline to apply is December 11, 2017 at 8 a.m. (Prescreens will need to be completed by December 15.) All supplemental students will be considered Junior One Outs if accepted to MECOP, meaning they will only be offered one internship.  The possibility for a second will be at the Executive Director’s discretion.  To apply go to: https://www.mecopinc.org/students.
  • The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period. More information.

  • Summer 2018 Undergrad/Grad Internships at Space Vehicles Directorate: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/opportunities/researchTopics/index.cfm. Deadline for applications is Jan. 16, 2018.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program: The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has been a premier student program for 25 years promoting diversity in the federal and corporate workforce. We seek the best and brightest from across disciplines to fill hundreds of internship opportunities per year. Gain work experience, acquire new skills, and grow your professional network! Federal and corporate internships are available in the nation's capital and across the U.S. Be part of the more than 12,000 former interns who have taken on the challenge and used their internships to launch their professional careers. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1066842/share_preview

  • Summer Internship Opportunity for Engineering Students in Public Policy: Ranked as one of the best internships in the U.S. by the Princeton Review, WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) offers a unique opportunity to 3rd and 4th year engineering students to spend the summer of 2018 in Washington, D.C., learning about the interaction of technology and public policy. The dates of the 2018 WISE program are June 3 - August 4, 2018. ASME is now accepting applications for its 2018 WISE intern.  All WISE interns must be either citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents. The ASME application can downloaded at http://www.wise-intern.org. This year’s application deadline is December 31.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University will conduct searches for three outstanding tenured/tenure-track hires. These will be in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Design, and Robotics with position start dates in Fall 2018. More information can be found here.
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in advanced manufacturing, which includes additive manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, micro/nano-manufacturing, cyber-physical manufacturing systems, and other areas of novel manufacturing processes and systems. Link.
  • The Department of Engineering and Science Technology at the University of Akron is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in our Advanced and Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at the Assistant Professor rank beginning fall 2018. The primary focus of this position is teaching and preparing graduates for professional careers in manufacturing. Research is not required. Link.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or a closely related field. Link

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