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February 17, 2014

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This Week's Features


Resume Uploads for Corporate Portfolio Open this Week

Students should upload their most up-to-date resume for inclusion into the winter 2014 Industry Reception Resume Book. The portfolio 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 Industry Reception event.


Prepare your Posters for Portland    Register by Feb. 21 (Win an iPad Air)

Grad students!!!  Please register this week to participate in OSU’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering & School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Research Expo. We provide transportation to the event (and back to Corvallis). Students compete for prizes, with the top MIME poster presenter receiving an iPad Air. There are other great prizes, too. More importantly, 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. Here are the links to the Info Page; Registration Form; and Poster Guidelines.

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


I <3 My Favorite Professor

MIME students should put in their vote for their favorite faculty member. Please submit your vote for the MIME 2014 Teacher of the Year through the online form. One teacher from ME and one teacher from IME will receive the award at the 2014 MIME Winter Banquet. Reward our great professors with the recognition they deserve. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Hille at hillej@onid.orst.edu.


MIME Students Register for the Awards Banquet

The MIME Awards Banquet is an awards ceremony to recognize outstanding faculty and exceptional seniors within our department. It will be held on Thurs., March 13 at 5:30 pm in the MU Ballroom. Please join us for a free dinner with students and faculty members. Hurry and register as spots are limited. Each student or faculty member is allowed to bring one guest. Please RSVP using the online form.

MIME Awards Banquet  |   Thurs., March 13, 5:30 pm  |  MU Ballroom

Mark Your Calendar


Wood Use in Aircraft Structure

The benefits and challenges of using wood in the structure of an aircraft are discussed in this Wood Science & Engineering Seminar. Sean Van Hatten is fabricator and test pilot for Specialty Aero, a company that does fabrication for all forms of experimental aviation including the PlaneDriven roadable aircraft. He returns to discuss the material properties of wood for aircraft design as well as the history of wood use in aerospace.

Wood Use in Aircraft Structure |  Wed., Feb. 19, 4 pm  |  Richardson Hall 115


Combined X-ray and Neutron Powder Diffraction Study in Materials Chemistry

Dr. Jun Li, from the Oregon State Chemistry department will discuss techniques such as X-ray and neutron powder diffraction which are employed by materials scientists in phase identification and structure determination for poly-crystalline samples.

Materials Science Seminar |  Thur., Feb. 20, 3pm  |  Roger 226


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


Graduate Student Defenses

Mon, March 3. MIME Graduate Defense: “Alternative Design Considerations for a Wave Energy Converter: A Sustainability Approach,” by Erin Collins, candidate for Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 12:00 pm, Rogers 226.

Fri, Feb 21. MIME Graduate Defense: “Wood-Adhesive Bondline Analyses with Micro X-ray Computed Tomography,” by Jesse L. Paris, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Wood Science and Materials Science. 9:00 am, Richardson 313.


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.


SME Mock Interviews Today and Tomorrow – Must Pre-Register!!

SME is organizing two sessions of mock interviews ahead of the OSU Engineering Career Fair and the MECOP selection process. The interviews offer  FREE feedback from  industry representatives. Participants will have a 30 minute session, with 20 minutes of interviewing and 10 minutes of feedback. Spots are limited, and pre-registration is required. Here is the link to the signup form: After signing up online, please forward your updated resume to Parth Khimsaria at khimsarp@onid.oregonstate.edu

SME Mock Interviews  |  Today and Feb. 18, 6-8 pm  |  Batcheller Hall Lobby


Google Resume Session

Google recruiter My-Linh is giving students individual feedback on their resumes on Friday, February 21. Students should reserve their spot using this link and come prepared with an updated resume! Google has a video online that they suggest you review.

Google Professional Feedback  |  Friday afternoon by appointment  |  Kelley 1107


Google Hackathon – Cough Up Some Apps

Google and the OSU app club are teaming up to host a hackathon where students of all programming and design skill levels are encouraged to participate in making iOS and Android apps that use the Google Maps API. Google engineers and mentors for both platforms will be available to help. Google will be providing food, drinks and prizes throughout the day. Please RSVP here.

Google Hackathon  |  Sat., Feb. 22, 10 am to 7 pm  |  Kearney 112


Product Realization and Machining Lab Info Session

The SME chapter is hosting an informational discussion about the Product Realization and Machining Lab with Brian Jensen, lab manager. The session is designed to acquaint students with Jensen, and answer questions about the lab.

ARL Seminar |  Tues., Feb. 25, 6-7.30  |  Rogers 226


FE Exam Enrollment Process Streamlined

There have been MORE changes to the FE Exam information.  Thankfully, this is for the better!  Students can now get their Enrollment Verification portion of their application signed at any point in their senior year, rather than waiting until their final term.  Any student that has had difficulty with the process should visit the site now. (Those that have already enrolled do not need to make any changes.)


Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

  • 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



Indiana University has at least 15 REU openings in the following ten research areas:  Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Data Science, Data Visualization, Health Informatics, AI, Machine Learning, Programming Languages, Robotics and HCI, and Security. While the majority are NSF funded positions which requires US citizens, IU has a small amount of funding for international students.  Details of all research projects and the on-line application link can be found on the IU-SROC site.

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.


A major integrated forest products firm is seeking to hire a as a Division Project Engineer. The desired skills BSME, with 4 plus years experience in lumber/plywood mill modernization project design, contractor oversight and equipment startups. Project assignments at multi-mill sites in the US require 40% travel. Project Engineer will be located either at a mill site in Pacific NW or in the Upper Midwest. Selected candidate must be skilled in written and verbal communications, use of AutoCAD software, mechanical engineering standards, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and scheduling software. The position is re-posted to reflect a higher potential salary, and less required travel. Contact Carl Jansen, senior recruiter for Search North America with questions about the position.


These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings.

  • NEW -- Industrial Engineering — Micron Technology, Inc. has a paid internship at its Idaho location. Apply by Feb. 21. (Beaver JobNet ID 26821)
  • 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)
  • NEW -- Ball Aerospace is accepting application for its internship program (paid) until March 25. The company produces spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. (Beaver JobNet ID 2669)
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a UAS flight test engineer at its Tillamook, Ore., location. Applications are accepted until March 26. (Beaver JobNet ID 25959)
  • NEW -- Dyno Nobel is seeking two interns for the summer, preferably in the discipline of Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Essential Functions: (based on assigned projects). Responsibilities include: review and work with operators to overhaul machine specific LOTO; create electronic piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) for auxillary plant systems in AutoCAD; update plant PSM systems and databases as needed. Applications are accepted until April 25. (Beaver JobNet ID 27341)
  • 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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