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February 10, 2014

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This Week's Features

Elevator to the Moon Project AIAA Pacific Northwest Event

With lunar landings being as pricey as they are, researchers investigate the use of modern fibers to construct an elevator to the moon. The lunar elevator represents a game changing technology which will open up the moon to commercial mining. Charles Radley, president of the Oregon L5 Society, an adviser to Liftport Group, and associate fellow, AIAA, will speak about this in Portland on Wednesday, but the event can be viewed online as well. Contact Dr. Roberto Albertani with questions or for more information.

WHEN: Wed., Feb. 12, 6-8 PM. Midland Library, 805 Southeast 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97233


Prepare your Posters for Portland 2014 Graduate Research Expo

Register to participate in a research expo in Portland! OSU’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering & School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites its graduate researchers to participate in the 2014 Graduate Student Research Exposition. Industry professionals, prospective graduate students, and faculty will have the opportunity to speak with current graduate students about their research projects at the Portland conference.  In addition to showcasing student research, the Expo will also include a competition, where prizes go to top-ranked presentations.  Travel to and from Portland is arranged

Graduate Research Expo  |   Thurs., March 6, 4-7 pm  |  Double Tree by Hilton Portland – 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR  97232

Seats Still Available for Feb 19 Industry Reception

Student registration for the Industry Reception is filling quickly, and there are a few more days to book your sessions with recruiters. This event is open to both graduate and undergraduate students, and during the course of the evening students can attend info/recruiting sessions with up to three companies. Companies attending include Daimler, eBay, Georgia-Pacific, Samaritan Health, Intel, Union-Pacific, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Industry Reception Registration  |  Until Feb. 15 (or when event is full)  | Online Registration


Can't Make the Industry Reception? Send your Resume, Instead

Students should upload their most up-to-date resume for inclusion into the winter 2014 Industry Reception Resume Book. The book gets distributed to the industrial affiliates of the three engineering schools participating in this year's recruiting event. (Or, about 30 companies with active and ongoing partnerships with the school.) This includes many of the companies attending the reception, and also several others. Any student is welcome to upload a CV -- not just those attending the event.

Mark Your Calendar

Valentine’s Day Cake Walk

The VALENTINE MUSICAL CHAIRS & TRIVIA POTLUCK, with the winners receiving a legendary Gary Borntrager cake. Friday, February 14th 11:30am to 1:00pm, Rogers 237. The MIME Mid-Term Exam costs $2 to enter (trivia questions) for a chance to win a gift card from Qdoba, Interzone, Dutch Bros, or Café Yumm. Please also visit the OSU FOOD DRIVE WEBSITE to set up a monthly payroll contribution, or make a donation (cash, check, and food donations) at Rogers 238. The food drive has a list of foods needed online.


Louisiana State University Department Head to Visit

Louisiana State University, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department chair Dr. Dimitris Nikitopoulos will present “What Keeps the Chair Busy and Excited at LSU MIE” as part of the Materials Science seminar series. Te talk will cover both facts and personal insights associated with the Unit’s educational and research missions. The Capstone Design Experience will be one of the central themes, along with how such efforts enrich the experiences offered to students.

What Keeps the Chair Busy and Excited at LSU MIE  |  Fri., Feb. 14, 3 pm  |  Kearney 112


Army Research Lab Visits HP Campus

Steve Taulbee, general engineer with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will present, “Leveraging and Partnership Opportunities in the Army Research Laboratory, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate” as part of the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute seminar series. The lab is engaged in a multidisciplinary program to investigate disruptive technologies capable of providing breakthrough enhancements in capabilities for U.S. soldiers and the equipment they use.

ARL Seminar |  Wed., Feb. 26, 12 noon  |  HP Campus, Building 11, Metolius Room


If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin.

Disclaimer: This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


Winter Career Fair Prep Services Speed Mock Interviews

Career Services has numerous events to prepare student for the Winter Career Fairs – and beyond. (The Engineering Career Fair is Thurs., Feb 20 and the All Majors Fair is Wed., Feb 19). Seminars & Events begin Monday, Feb. 10 and run through Feb. 18. The perennial favorite -- Speed Mock Interviews – is Feb. 18, 2-4 pm at the Valley Library Room: Willamette East & West. Check their calendar of events for other practical informational seminars.


Hear about Havana Travel Opportunity

OSU sociology professor Dr. Dwaine Plaza will host a meeting to discussion a 10-credit program that includes a 12-day trip to Havana, Cuba. Engineering students interested in putting some international experience into their studies should attend.

Cuba Study Program  |  Wed., Feb 12, 4-5 pm  |  304 Fairbanks  and  Thurs., Feb 13, 4-5 pm  |  314 Gilkey


Helpers Needed for “Scientist Within" Conference

The "Discovering the Scientist Within" program is Saturday, Feb. 15, at various locations on the OSU campus. Organizers are looking for volunteers to be mentors for the girls, student representatives during parent sessions, and floating helpers. Spanish speakers are greatly needed.  The event is designed to encourage girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to keep their interest in the sciences and engineering. Please contact Emily Nicholson of Precollege Programs at emily.nicholson@oregonstate.edu to get involved.


Engineering Ambassador Job Meeting

Two informational sessions are open for anyone interested in applying for the Engineering Ambassador team. The meeting presents information about the job requirements and application process. Attending the sessions is NOT a requirement to apply for the Ambassador position. Applications are due Feb. 17.

WHEN: Tues., Feb. 11, 4-5 pm   |  WHERE: Batcheller 144
WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 13, 3-4 pm   | WHERE: Batcheller 150


Career Fair Prep Workshop

Engineers planning to attend the Engineering Career Fair on Feb. 19 may want to attend this prep workshop. Speakers from Career Services will cover the ways to prepare for the Career Fair, e.g., writing resumes, researching companies, approaching an employer, what to wear, etc.

WHEN: Wed., Feb. 12, 5-6 pm  |  WHERE: Kelley 1001  |  DETAILS are online here.


Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

  • Environmental Health Research Program and University of Washington; application deadline is Feb.14.
  • The Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded, nine week, summer research program for undergraduates. The deadline is Feb. 14.
  • The OSU Undergraduate scholarship application is open and ready for your application. The deadline is Feb. 15.
  • Society of Women engineers scholarships for 2014-2015. Application deadline is Feb. 17.
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, seeks applicants for its Socially Relevant Computing Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Any students interested in participating in this exciting research opportunity in Charlotte, NC. The program runs from May 31, 2014 - Aug. 2, and the application deadline is Feb. 21.
  • The University of Maryland Robotics Center is seeking applicants to its 2014 NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and some funding is available for on-campus housing and travel support.  The application deadline is Feb. 23.
  • The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry Summer Research Program for undergraduates is a 9 week summer research program in sustainable materials science. Research positions are available in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. Students receive a $4000 stipend, and the application deadline is Feb. 28.
  • Undergraduate Research at the Nano-Bio Interface - University of Pennsylvania is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to work with nanoscale research scientists. Participants will receive a $5000 stipend. Applications are due Feb. 28.
  • The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is accepting applicants for undergraduate Future Naval Engineers. Apply by Feb. 28.
  • Buick Achievers of 2014 is now accepting applications for undergraduates who major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. The deadline is Feb. 28, 5 pm.
  • The Hydro Research Foundation's 2014 Research Awards Program fund up to 20 research awards. These project funding can be as high as $32,800 annually for a one- or two-year research project. The funds are open to graduate students who will complete their Master’s degree or post-Masters research by May 2016. Deadline: March 5.
  • Texas A&M University will be hosting a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program from June 2 - August 8, 2014, with sessions covering mechatronics, robotics, and automated system design. Each participant receives a stipend of $500/week for participation in the program. The deadline is March 7.


Job and Internship Opportunities


The Fountain Group is recruiting for an immediate opening for an industrial engineer for a Hillsboro, Ore., client. Recent grads or candidates with 1-2 years of experience should email resumes to George@thefountaingroup.com to begin further discussion about the position. Qualifications: BS in Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering or other applicable engineering degree; Factory layout generation using AutoCAD 2009/2010; Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing including Theory of Constraints; Experience performing time studies and Capacity Modeling; Demonstrated team leadership and ability to drive improvement.


These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings. Newly posted opportunities are listed first and then in order of closing date:

  • Lowe’s is seeking applications for nationwide openings as Field Industrial Engineers in its distribution center’s management team. The application deadline is Feb. 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 26848)
  • Advanced Mill Solutions seeks a process engineer (mechanical engineer) at its Eugene, Ore., location. Applications are accepted until Feb. 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 26703
  • Advanced Mill Solutions seeks an entry level mechanical engineer for work in the building materials industry. Candidate will have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on electrical, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Application deadline is Feb. 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 26703)
  • Barry-Wehmiller Design Group in Portland, Ore., seeks an entry-level project engineer. Responsibilities include project execution including line layout engineering, vendor/contractor management, equipment procurement, schedule management, project finances, site management and installation support. The application deadline is Mar. 15. (Beaver JobNet ID 26664)
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a UAS flight test engineer at its Tillamook, Ore., location. Applications are accepted until March 26. (Beaver JobNet ID 25959)
  • Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor manufacturer, seeks manufacturing and industrial engineering candidates for nationwide positions. The application deadline is May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25174)
  • Safeway seeks applicants to its summer paid internship in manufacturing internship. Applications are accepted until May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25386)


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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