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OSU receives new grant to study wildfire fuels
Oregon State University has been selected as the lead institution for a $2.1 million grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program focused on the burning of live fuels with applications to wildfires. Primary investigators from Oregon State include assistant professors of mechanical engineering David Blunck and Kyle Niemeyer and Chris Hagen, associate professor of energy systems engineering. The grant will fund four graduate students and provide funding to apply advanced diagnostics and computations to study the problem.  The team from Oregon State is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service for this project. 

Seeking solutions: OSU graduate students show off problem-solving skills
Got a problem to solve? Chances are good that an Oregon State University graduate engineering student is working on it. At least that’s the way it felt Friday while taking a whirlwind tour of the sixth annual College of Engineering Graduate Research Showcase at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. More than 100 student-led projects were mounted on poster boards in the main ballroom of the building, with a steady stream of students, faculty and other interested parties crowding around to ask questions.

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Benny's Closet Pop-up Shop 
Not sure what you’re wearing to the Winter Career Expo? Come by the Benny’s Closet Pop-up Shop to purchase affordable professional clothing, including shirts, skirts, shoes, pants and jackets. Most everything under $20.
Mon., Feb. 11 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 124 Johnson

Tesla Information Session
Come meet with company representatives and learn what it takes to work for Tesla. Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably. Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla’s workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We’re tackling the world’s most difficult and important problems—and we wouldn’t succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place. Tesla will be selecting students for on-campus interviews Wed. Feb. 13. For more information and to find Tesla’s posted internships, students should visit Handshake.
Monday, Feb. 11 |  6 to 8:30 p.m. | Memorial Union, Horizon Room

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop: F-1 International Students
F-1 international students who would like to complete an internship in their major field of study may be authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) by the Office of International Services (OIS). Join us for a workshop and learn about the requirements, process and timeline for your CPT authorization! We will also explore job search tools using Handshake and discuss career search strategies. The capacity is limited. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/events/274812/share_preview
Tues., Feb. 12 | 2 to 3 p.m. | 124 Johnson Hall

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop: F-1 International Students
F-1 international students who would like to complete an internship in their major field of study may be authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) by the Office of International Services (OIS). Join us for a workshop and learn about the requirements, process and timeline for your CPT authorization! We will also explore job search tools using Handshake and discuss career search strategies. Room capacity is limited- first come, first served.
Tues., Feb. 12 | 2 to 3 p.m. | Johnson Hall 124

Engineers Without Borders AutoCAD Workshop
Wed., Feb. 13 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Kearney 302 

Materials Science Seminar: Arun Devaraj, "Enabling the atomic scale design of new materials through correlative multimodal chemical imaging”
The dream of every researcher studying structure-property relationships of materials is to know exactly where each atom is located in a material and understand how that influences the various properties exhibited by it. This week, Materials Science at Oregon State will host a free seminar by Arun Devaraj, material scientist in the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Thurs., Feb. 14 | 4 p.m. | Rogers 226.

MIME Grad Student Recruitment Mixer
MIME grad students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet and greet applicants to our graduate programs. Refreshments will be served. 
Fri., Feb. 15 | 4:45 to 6 p.m. | MU Horizon Room foyer

Get your resume reviewed by an employer
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, a big recruiter of STEM/GIS students at OSU, with locations in St. Louis and Washington D.C., will be on campus the Monday before the Career Expo to review resumes and network with engineering students. Come by Johnson 124 with your resume or CV and meet recruiter Karen Trivers. A great opportunity to get real world feedback from experts in the field! First come first served.
Mon., Feb. 18 | 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | 124 Johnson Hall

College of Engineering PechaKucha Finals
Come learn about some really awesome engineering clubs that you can be involved in and watch them compete for $1,700 in cash prizes! First place will get $800, Second place will get $500, and the audience favorite will get $400! So, bring your friends and cheer on your favorite team! Pizza is provided; first come, first serve! More info here: ESC PechaKucha.
Mon. Feb. 18 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Gilfillan Autirorium

2019 Winter Speed Mock Interviews
Think speed-dating, but with a professional twist. At Speed Mock Interviews, employers ask students several standard interview questions, then provide feedback on the students’ performances in a low-pressure situation. Students, this is your chance to shine and engage with your future employers. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2206846/share_preview
Tue., Feb. 19 | 1 to 4 p.m. | MU Horizon Room

MIME & CBEE Career Reception
Come to the Winter Career Reception, on the evening prior to the OSU Career Expo, to learn more about engineering careers, plus current entry-level and internship opportunities! This event is free and open to all MIME & CBEE students. The evening's schedule of events includes:

  • 4:30-4:50 pm  Check-In @MU Journey Room
  • 5:00-6:30 pm  Career Insights Program – information about current opportunities and career paths at the participating companies (Attend three sessions of your choice.)
  • 6:30-7:30 pm  Networking Reception – an opportunity to meet with companies that interest you

The following employers will be attending: Analog Devices, Cascade Pacific Pulp, Eaton, E&J Gallo Winery, PepsiCo- Frito-Lay; Selmet, Inc., SLR Consulting, ThermoFisher Scientific, US Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District. Register asap: bit.ly/careerW19; session selection begins on 2/13.  Sign up here to volunteer to help out.
Tue., Feb. 19 | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Memorial Union, Main Lounge

Looking for a summer job or internship? Now is the time to connect with some of the best employers in the country at the Oregon State Career Expo. As a leading research institution with land, sun, space, and sea grants, you are already innovators in your chosen fields. This career fair attracts approximately 130 employers seeking jobs and internships in STEM fields, the arts, humanities, business, and healthcare.
Wed., Feb. 20 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center 

Diversity Dialogues!
Celebrate diversity in engineering by attending Diversity Dialogues! Meet our engineering affinity groups: NSBE, SHPE, SACNAS, SWE, Grad SWE, and ACM-W, and learn about some great opportunities to get involved. Hear from our incredible Keynote Speaker, Allison Davis-White Eyes from the Office of Institutional Diversity, as she speaks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education and engineering. Engage with a panel of 6 OSU faculty and students about their experience, advice, and accomplishments. Dinner from Qdoba will be provided! More info and RSVP here: ESC Diversity Dialogues.
Wed., Feb. 20 | 5 to 7 p.m.| Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

Engineers Rock the Plaza
Wrap up E-Week with us as we enjoy a night of music, an open dance floor, hot cider, and Tacos El Machin! ALL students are welcome to this event — not just engineers! Bring your friends to enjoy a fun night with the Engineering Student Council! More info here: ESC Rock the Plaza.
Fri., Feb. 22 | 8:30 to 10 p.m. | SEC Plaza

Dr. Jane Zelikova - "Living at the intersection of climate change science, feminism, and activism”
Women in Science invites you to our annual “Outside the Lab” speaker event. Dr. Zelikova conducts research on managed and natural ecosystems response to climate change at the University of Wyoming and with non-profit organization Carbon180. Jane started two science communication production companies (Hey Girl Productions and LUCA Media Collective) as well as the grassroots organization 500 Women Scientists. Reception to follow.
Tues., Feb. 26 | 5 to 6 p.m.| Linus Pauling Science Center, room 125. 

Inspired by TED Talks and the Inspiration Dissemination radio show, GRADx talks explores ideas in action. Graduate students will share the questions and motivations framing their research in an 8 to 10-minute engaging format. Presenters are challenged to reach beyond an academic audience and provoke conversations that matter. 
Thurs., February 28 | 4 to 6 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center

Faculty Candidate Seminars


Joshua Mangelson, "Robotics in the Real World: Developing Reliable Field-Robotic Systems via Mathematical Guarantees and In-Field Testing"
Thursday, Feb 14 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Rogers 226

Corina Barbalata, Ph.D., "Autonomous Mobile Systems: Modelling, Control and Planning"
Monday, Feb. 18 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Rogers 226

Ryan St.Pierre, Ph.D., "The Challenge of Ant-Sized Robots"
Tuesday, Feb. 19 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Rogers 226

Monroe Kennedy, "Modeling and Control for Robotics Assistants"
Wednesday, Feb. 20 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Rogers 226 

Graduate Defenses

"Bi-criteria Scheduling in an Assembly Flow Shop with Limited Buffer Storage and Shift Production," by Ayush Raj Aryal, candidate for Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. R. Logen Logendran.
Mon., Feb. 18 | 10:30 a.m. | Valley Library Room 3622


  • Upcoming events for Engineers Without Borders:
    AutoCAD Workshop: Wednesday Feb 13 from 5-6 pm in KEAR 302
    Nicaragua Program meets on Mondays in Owen 241 from 6-8 pm
    Cambodia Program meets on Tuesdays in Owen 241 from 6-8 pm
    All majors are welcome!
  • NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Computing4Change, SC 19, November 16 - 22, 2019, Denver, CO

    Are you an undergraduate student who wants not just to enhance your skillset, but also to create positive change in your community? Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

    1. Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
    2. Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
    3. Expand skills in team-based problem solving
    4. Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public 

    Details and Application: https://www.sighpc.org/for-our-community/computing4change.


  • Nominations are now being accepted for the Eric & Janice Hoffman Scholarship to support undergraduate COE students who are in financial need as they near degree completion. We are pleased to announce that students may now self-nominate, or be nominated by faculty, advisors, or staff. The nomination form is available online: Hoffman Scholarship Nomination Form.

  • The College of Engineering Scholarship application is open until February 15, at https://oregonstate.academicworks.com. This is a single application for scholarships that are reviewed by both the College and your specific program to see if you are eligible for scholarship funds within the College for the 2019-2020 academic year. Note: You  MUST complete the application during this time frame as we do not accept applications at any other time. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our scholarship website at: https://engineering.oregonstate.edu/scholarship-information or contact the Office of Student Services by email: askengineering@oregonstate.edu.
  • Oregon State ScholarDollars
    OSU ScholarDollars is Oregon State University's new online scholarship search and application portal! Starting November 1st, OSU students may use OSU ScholarDollars to submit an application for the nearly $50 million in campus-based scholarship funding available for the 2019-2020 academic year. By submitting one application, you will be considered for over 1,500 OSU scholarship opportunities! Newly-admitted first-year and transfer students may use OSU ScholarDollars to submit a scholarship application for the 2019-2020 academic year. Be sure to register your ONID account to get started!
  • Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship (Application deadline: Feb. 4, 2019): This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for OSU students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond class work, demonstrating they are well‐rounded, contributing members of the OSU community.

    The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship Fund will award two (2) students a onetime scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 each.

    Application Process: The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship will be awarded to the most outstanding students based on the review and scoring of their application. All applications are due by 11:59 pm on February 4, 2019. Submit your materials electronically to osualum@osualum.com.

    Please provide the following:

    A short essay (no more than 1 page) offering your response to the following question: “In what ways have you contributed as a well‐rounded member of the OSU community?” Be sure to include examples of how your involvement has made an impact in the community.

    A brief description, 1 page, (include roles and highlights of accomplishments) of all of your involvement on campus to include (but not limited to) volunteerism in the OSU community, leadership in the OSU community, campus-based involvement, employment, involvement in student government, clubs/organizations, student leadership programs, community service programs, living group involvement, etc. Think of this as creating a resume of all your activities/experiences BEYOND the classroom.

    Letters of reference from 2 individuals who have direct knowledge of your work/involvement experience outside the classroom. At least one reference must be an OSU staff or faculty member (no family). These letters should address the above criteria as well as describe your leadership attributes. Please email your letters of reference electronically to osualum@osualum.com.

    Contact information. On your essay and involvement description, please include your name, student ID number, phone number and email address, so we can contact you.

    Applicant Rating: Your application will be scored based on the breadth and depth of involvement, as well as impact of the contributions you have made to the OSU community.

    Questions?: Please contact Melissa Yamamoto at melissa.yamamoto@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-6385.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

The OSU Advantage Accelerator and Advantage Impact (tech transfer) is looking for up to six new interns to start Spring term. Interns for the Accelerator will work hands-on with our staff and our startup clients, learning how to create Market Overviews, Competitive Analysis, Investment Due Diligence, Marketing Campaigns and much more.  We look for students with technical backgrounds, who are comfortable with learning about new technology and want to expand their technical skill set with business skills.   Interns for Advantage Impact will be searching the patent landscape for various OSU developing technologies, helping licensing managers determine if something should be patented or not. These are paid internships and the link to the application is here:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/71819

Tacoma Power is looking for a mechanical engineering intern. 10 to 12 weeks in duration and aligned with summer break. The intern would support capital and O&M projects for our hydroelectric dams and associated fish facilities in accordance with the attached position description. More details  online and/or email tbraun@ci.tacoma.wa.us. 

Local metal fabrication firm TEKFAB seeks Mechanical Engineering intern to work part-time during school and full-time during breaks. Apply by March 1 by sending cover letter, resume and references to mmcguire@tekfab.com. See flyer for more information: https://oregonstate.box.com/s/843wc8izl6gg53wy2z0dtky08cysddh7

The Idaho National Laboratory Graduate Fellowship program is a prestigious appointment designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL's strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in graduate degree programs. Applicants are invited to apply online through the INL Careers website to job posting numbers 12535 and  12584 . The postings will close Feb. 15. A selection committee designated by the associate laboratory directors will review the applications and final selections will be announced in May. More information is available on the INL Graduate Fellowship Program website.

To help our companies connect to people with the right skills, the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) offers the McMinnville WORKS Summer Internship Program. This award-winning program is a 9-week project-based, paid summer internship designed to connect the emerging workforce with career opportunities in the McMinnville, Oregon area. We have nearly 20 intern positions available at 15 host sites. These positions range from Accounting and Business to Marketing and Project Management to Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering. The application is now open and will close Feb. 15, 2019. Applicants can apply on our website:  http://www.mcminnvillebusiness.com/internshipapplicationform .

A sampling of recently opened internships from Handshake. Login to see details and create your own saved searches to customize your internship search.#2317507 Summer Internship at Fogarty Institute for Innovation

  • #1966649 Purchases Internship at Procter & Gamble (P&G)
  • #2378995 Industrial Engineering Co-op/Internship: Fall 2019 at The Walt Disney Company
  • #2378966 Industrial Engineering Co-op/Internship Disneyland: Fall 2019 at The Walt Disney Company
  • #2382587 Operations and QA Intern at ALOM Technologies
  • #2388882 Planting and Harvesting Automation Engineer at Pacific Seafood Group
  • #2388620 Processing Engineer Intern at Pacific Seafood Group
  • #2315139 Automation Process Engineer at Garmin International

Job Opportunities

ON Semiconductor seeks an Industrial Engineer in Pocatello, Idaho. Apply online at onsemi.com.

Student job opening for IT Technician:  MIME IT is hiring for one Student IT Technician to assist in supporting the technology in the College of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing. This includes hardware, software, wireless, network, and some server support. Please apply online at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/62853.

Here is a sampling of recently opened jobs from Handshake. Login to see details. Create your own saved searches to optimize your job search.

  • #2315139 Automation Process Engineer at Garmin International

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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