Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

Weekly newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

February 20, 2017

This Week's Features

Brian Fronk Receives SHRAE New Investigator Award
Assistant professor Brian Fronk has been selected as the recipient of the ASHRAE New Investigator Award for 2017-2018. The award is given to promising researchers who will contribute to ASHRAE's mission to "advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world." Fronk will use the award to support a student to investigate heat and mass transfer during condensation of new, low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant blends that will be used in next generation HVAC&R equipment.

Agility Robots develops bipedal robot for logistics
Agility Robots believes that it will be able to deliver goods and do grocery shopping cheaper and more efficiently. “This technology will simply explode at some point, when we create vehicles so automated and robots so efficient that deliveries and shipments are almost free,” chief technology officer Jonathan Hurst said. Manufacturers’ Monthly

OSU-Cascades engineering professor receives honor
Chris Hagen, an engineering professor and researcher at Oregon State University–Cascades, has been selected as a 2017 SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award recipient. The award recognizes top young engineering educators in the nation. KTVZ

Mark Your Calendar

Oregon State ADVANCE Annual Lecture: Perspectives on Women in Engineering
Peggy Layne, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Director of AdvanceVT at Virginia Tech, former president of the Society of Women Engineers, and author of Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers and Women in Engineering: Professional Life.
Perspectives on Women in Engineering | DATE: Mon., Feb. 20 | TIME: 4:00 - 5:30 pm | LOCATION: KEC 1001

Cascade Microtech presentation: Fluid Dynamics with Accountants
Kayla Silvey will speak about how to successfully enter the workforce as a newly graduated engineer. Kayla is an electroplating and poly spin process engineer at Cascade Microtech, a Form Factor Company, that creates probes for chip testing. Kayla graduated in 2015 with her undergrad in chemistry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, finished her Master’s in polymer chemistry from University of Oregon in 2016, and is now part way through her MBA at Portland State University. She has been with Cascade for a year and a half.
Fluid Dynamics with Accountants | DATE: Mon., Feb. 20 | TIME: 6pm | LOCATION: Rogers 230

IISE Student vs. Faculty Soccer Game
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter will be hosting a friendly soccer match between IME students and faculty. No soccer (or futbol) experience required! Come join us to meet other IME students and to have fun playing against some of your favorite professors. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
IISE Student vs. Faculty Soccer Game | DATE: Tues., Feb. 21 | TIME: 6:30pm | LOCATION: McAlexander Fieldhouse

IISE Western Regional Conference
The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) student chapter is excited to host the annual IISE Western Regional Conference here at OSU. Attendees will hear from experienced industry professionals, tour local companies, network with students from universities across the Western U.S., and have opportunities to grow as industrial and systems engineers. Registration is now closed. If you are signed up to attend, you should have received an email with a full agenda and additional information. 
IISE Western Regional Conference | DATES: Feb. 23 - 26 | LOCATION: Oregon State University

Intel Day for BS, MS, and PhDs
Join Intel representatives for an open house! This venue offers a chance to network and ask questions. The company is hoping to meet students interested in learning about internships/employment majoring in: Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics. **Food provided** All are welcome!
Intel Day | DATE: Thurs., Feb. 23 | TIME: 10 am - 3 pm | LOCATION: KEC 1005 & 1007

Cascade Microtech Tour
IISE, ASME and SME will be taking a tour of Cascade Microtech in Beaverton. Cascade Microtech is a worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced wafer probing solutions for the electrical measurement and test of semiconductor integrated circuits and chips. We will leave Corvallis at 12pm and return around 6pm. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Wednesday, February 22.
DATE: Fri., Feb. 24 | TIME: 2pm (meet in the Rogers parking lot at noon) | LOCATION: Cascade Microtech

Distinguished Speaker Series
Practice-Based Curriculum Transformation: Strategies-Tactics-Resources
William W. Prebedon, J.S. Endowed Department Chair and Professor
Michigan Technological University
The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University recently went through a major curriculum revision to “Prepare Our Students for a Complex and Changing World.” The revised curriculum was phased in over two years and all students will be on the revised in spring 2017. Professor Prebedon’s talk will cover the curriculum revision process, including strategies, tactics, and resources (funding and faculty time).
Practice-Based Curriculum Transformation | DATE: Fri., Feb 24 | TIME: 2 p.m. | LOCATION: Rogers 226

Seminar: Blind Ambition presented by Patricia Walsh
Patricia Walsh is the author of Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want. She shares lessons learned as an award-winning engineer and world-class athlete to inspire others in exceeding their highest expectations.
Blind Ambition | DATE: Fri., Feb. 24 | TIME: 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. | LOCATION: Kearney 112 | Registration required


Wed., Feb. 22
MIME Graduate Defense: “The Energy Extraction Performance of an Oscillating Rigid and Flexible Foil,” by Alexander Totpal, candidate for Master of Science in Thermal-Fluid Sciences. Major Professor: Dr. James Liburdy. 11:00 AM, Rogers 226

SAMPE North America Student Program Opportunities
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®) is a global professional member society that provides information on new materials and processing technology via conferences, exhibitions, technical forums, publications, and books. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians. Become a student member or start a student chapter at OSU to take advantage of opportunities including:

  • SAMPE Student Bridge Contest
  • SAMPE Student Chapter Funding Awards
  • SAMPE University Research Symposium
  • SAMPE Student Leader Experience Award
  • SAMPE Additive Manufacturing Contest
  • SAMPE Global Student Poster Contest
  • Free Membership for Recent Graduates

Scholarships, REUs and Fellowships

HSEA AAMI Health Systems Engineering Scholarship
We are pleased to announce a new scholarship being offered in collaboration with AAMI. The scholarship targets upper level undergraduate and early stage graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in health systems engineering. The goal of the $3,000 scholarship is to help expand access to education for students who would like to become health systems engineers and foster excellence in the field. Applications are due on March 1.

Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) Engineering Research Center - Arizona State University
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year completed by June and at least one more semester before graduation after the summer. (Graduating seniors are not eligible.) Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
This REU program is designed to increase students' interest in UAV technologies by means of first-hand experience on UAV research with direct mentorship by faculty advisors from various departments within the CPP Colleges of Engineering and Science. This REU Site offers undergraduates opportunities to conduct research during a 10-week summer program, on state-of-the-art technologies and advanced research projects in UAV flight dynamic and control, computer vision, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, and robotics. Application Deadline: March 1, 2017.

REU Back to the Future
The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Back to the Future offers a unique 10-week summer research program focused on integrated research experiences that involve Metallurgical Engineering, many with prevailing historical, social or artistic themes. Throughout the experience students will participate in a series of seminars and workshops in art, history, and archaeometallurgy that will intersect their prior academic training in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and provide a unique historical and cultural framework for current research. Application deadline: March 5, 2017.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Electron Microscopy
Portland State University's summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the opportunity to work closely with PSU faculty to produce an independent research project. During the eight-week program, each student will learn to operate either a scanning electron or focused ion beam microscope (SEM or FIB), then apply these techniques to their research work. Participants will have opportunities to formally present their research and gain supplemental skills in technical writing and professional development. Application deadline: March 6, 2017.

Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates
Have you ever considered starting your own business, seeking a patent for one of your ideas, or are interested in cutting edge research and translating those ideas to the marketplace? If so, UConn’s Entrepreneurial REU is for you! The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. As part of this REU, you will take part in cutting edge research on commercializable ideas with UConn faculty, as well as participate in an entrepreneurship program developed by co-PI and UConn’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

Nano-Research Experience for Undergraduates
To realize the scientific advances promised by a new era of atomic-level control over materials and devices , expertise from interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds will not only be required, but will remain a significant issue of national importance. This REU site will initiate a school of engineering-wide program at the University of Connecticut to engage talented minority and community college undergraduate participants in cutting edge experimental and computational nanotechnology research. This highly interdisciplinary research is centered at the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering and Institute of Materials Science. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

Milwaukee School of Engineering REU Site: Advances in Additive Manufacturing and BIO /Nano Applications
Funded by the National Science Foundation, MSOE’s Rapid Prototyping Consortium and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, our REU program focuses on understanding and utilizing additive manufacturing and fluid power technology that cuts across many disciplines while developing skills in research methodology and communication. As part of MSOE’s REU program, you’ll research projects advancing state-of-the-art applications in the biomedical, aerospace, architectural, manufacturing, composite, biomolecular, electro-optical, and fluid power industries. Application deadline: March 17, 2017.

Hydro Research Foundation 2017 Awards Program
The Hydro Research Foundation makes one-year awards to students researching conventional or pumped storage hydropower through a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program of the U.S. Department of Energy. Apply by March 15, 2017.

Job and Internship Opportunities

NEW! Undergraduate Student Position
The CIRE and Propulsion Laboratories are looking for an undergraduate student to work hourly on forest fire research who has a current red card. Interested students should send their resume to Dr. Blunck at David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu

Automation Manager - PCC Structurals
This position commonly reports to the Materials & Technology Manager and may perform one or more of the following engineering functions: project planning, technical problem solving, process engineering, defect reduction, quality engineering, including improvement activities. Requires a BS degree in engineering with 10+ years of relevant experience or an MS degree in engineering with 5-7 years of relevant experience.

Division Automation Engineer - PCC Structurals
Incumbent provides expert judgment and analysis for the design, development and implementation of automation processes, including robotic systems, automation systems, computer systems, and controls systems. Works with either in-house or with an outside vendor to improve efficiency in production, reduce process variability and assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards exercising discretion and independent judgment in the evaluation of possible courses of conduct and acting or making decisions after the various possibilities have been considered. Requires BS degree in Engineering Science with 3-5 years experience in Supplier Quality Control, Quality Engineering, OR equivalent experience.

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings, listed in order of closing date:

  • Electro Industries seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Westbury, NY Job ad expires on: 2/28/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 14820
  • SCHREIBER FOODS, INC. seeks an Operations Intern Location: Multiple Locations Job ad expires on: 3/1/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15656
  • Integrated Power Services seeks a Continuous Improvement/Quality Engineer Location: GREENVILLE, SC Job ad expires on: 3/5/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16074
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education has Research Experiences/Internships Location: various Job ad expires on: 3/16/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 11254
  • Target Corporation seeks an Operations Intern Location: Albany, OR Job ad expires on: 3/17/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16253
  • SIEMENS CORPORATION seeks a Technical Sales Development Program Intern Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 3/18/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16267
  • Precision Castparts Corp. has an Operations Management Development Program Location: various Job ad expires on: 3/19/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16308
  • Precision Castparts Corp. has a Co-op and Internship Program Location: various Job ad expires on: 3/19/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16310
  • Idaho National Laboratory has a University/College Internships Location: Idaho Falls Job ad expires on: 3/25/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 15324
  • NEW! Hewlett Packard seeks an Industrial Engineer Intern Location: Corvallis OR Job ad expires on: 3/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16489
  • NEW! Near Space Corporation seeks a Product Development Engineer Location: Tillamook, Oregon Job ad expires on: 3/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16571
  • Texas Instruments seeks a Technical Sales & Product Marketing Engineer FT & Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 3/31/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16011
  • Moss Adams seeks a Cost Segregation Summer Intern 2017 Location: Portland, OR and Irvine, CA Job ad expires on: 4/1/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16515
  • Glumac seeks a Mechanical Engineer Location: Corvallis, Oregon Job ad expires on: 4/1/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16508
  • Paradigm Construction LLC seeks a Project Engineer Location: Honolulu Job ad expires on: 4/14/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 10782
  • E. & J. Gallo seeks an Operations Technical Safety Intern Location: Modesto, CA Job ad expires on: 4/21/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16274
  • E. & J. Gallo seeks an Engineering Intern Location: Modesto, CA Job ad expires on: 4/21/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16340
  • E. & J. Gallo seeks a Process Technology Engineering Intern Location: Modesto, CA Job ad expires on: 4/21/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16341
  • Union Pacific Railroad seeks an Engineering Manager (Structures) Operations Management Training Program Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: 4/27/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16161
  • Sustainable Mechanical Systems seeks a Sales Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: 5/1/2017 Beaver Careers ID: 16296

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