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February 3, 2014

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This Week's Features

Sign Up for Recruiting Event: Feb 19 Industry Reception for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Student registration for the Industry Reception is currently open. The Feb 19 event, which is the night before the OSU Engineering Career Fair, attracts companies interested in even more targeted recruiting of engineering students. Our event, which partners three COE schools, MIME, EECS, and CBEE, is completely full on the industry side. 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, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Georgia-Pacific, Samaritan Health, Intel, Union-Pacific, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Hope to see you on the list to meet these company recruiters soon!


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


Today! Nanotechnology for the Poor

Dr. Thomas Woodson, Georgia Institute of Technology will give a lecture discussing "Nanotechnology for the Poor, A look at energy, water, food, and health technologies." The lecture explores What influences can nanotechnology have on the lives of the world’s poor and ways scientists and engineers can address poverty issues in their work. The event is sponsored by School of Public Policy and the College of Engineering.
Nanotechnology for the Poor  |  Mon., Feb. 3  |  112 Kearney


Senior Pictures: Book Your Appointment Tues. or Thurs. This Week

Please schedule a time to get your picture taken, and get it done as soon as possible. The link has a scheduling interface  where you can choose the ten-minute block of time that works best for you. The portrait studio is set up in Rogers 304.
Senior Pictures  |  Tues. and Thurs |  304 Rogers


February Food Drive Month

The undergraduate office has several events planned for February Food Drive Month.
For those who like sweet, there is 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 take (trivia questions) for a chance to win a gift card from Qdoba, Interzone, Dutch Bros, or Café Yumm. 

For those who like savory, there is the MIME Annual Soup Competition. We are looking for up to 15 participants to bring a soup to enter into the taste test. The maker of the soup with the most votes wins prizes. There is a $5 fee to eat and vote. Other faculty/staff can bring bread, a dessert, or other tasty side items that could round out the meal.  Thurs., Feb. 27, 11 am to 1 pm, Rogers 237. Please visit this Google Doc to sign up as a soup contestant or to indicate another item you will bring to share.

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.


Mark Your Calendar

TOMORROW Elections for IIE and SME Groups

The IIE and SME student chapters have more than 20 officer positions open in their upcoming elections. The groups are planning joint officer elections on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6 pm in ROG 226. Visit the OSU IIE and SME websites for a listing of current officer positions.
Chapter Elections  |  Tues., Feb 4, 6 pm  |  Rogers 230


Alumni Give Straight Talk about Getting a Job

IIE is hosting an industry panel, “Life After College: An IIE Student Industry Panel,” that features  recent OSU graduates from the fields of industrial and manufacturing engineering. The panel will discuss the transition from college to industry, and it gives students the opportunity to ask any questions about how to prepare for after-college life. Speakers are Jordan Reed from Ulven Forging; Michelle Powell from The Boeing Company, and Alex Newman from Oregon Freeze Dry.
Life After College  |  Fri., Feb. 7, 6 pm  |  Rogers 226


Green Empowerment Annual Fundraising Dinner

Dr. Kendra Sharp will be a guest speaker on Feb. 10 at the first of two fundraiser dinners for Green Empowerment’s 8th Annual Benefit Dinner at Andina Restaurant in Portland's Pearl District. The group is focused on providing rural communities in the developing world with access to clean water, electricity through renewable energy, and other sustainable solutions. Dr. Sharp will speak about her experiences on a Green Empowerment service learning trip, as well as other joint educational programming with Oregon State. There are two nights of dinners,  Feb 10 and Feb .11.  Tickets for either evening are $150 per person and available online. Advance purchase is recommended for the sell-out evenings.
Green Empowerment  |  Feb 10-11, 2014   |  Andina Restaurant in Portland


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.
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


Willamette Valley Engineering Banquet

Tickets Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet sponsored by Willamette Valley Section of SWE (Society of Women Engineers) should purchase their tickets by Monday, Feb. 17.  Bret Liebeno, Senior Director of IHM Engineering at Nike will speak. Register online at https://sites.google.com/site/wvsorswe/activites-calendar/banquet.  Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet  |  Wed., Feb. 26, 2014  |  6:00 pm  |  CH2M Hill Alumni Center


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.


Spring Term Academic Planning

It is time to begin to plan for spring term and spring term registration.  Your spring term registration date and time for phase I and phase II of registration is now available for you to view.  You can find this information by logging into Student Online Services .  From there, click “registration” and then “check registration status”.  You will want to mark your calendar with both registration dates and times.

  • Phase 1 allows registration in a maximum of 16 credits. No wait listing is allowed.
  • Phase 2 allows registration in a maximum of 19 credits plus a maximum of three wait listed classes.

If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or visit the advising office in Rogers 238 during our walk-in hours Mon.-Fri. 3 to 4:30 pm.

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.

Winter Term Study Tables at The HUB

The winter schedule for HUB study tables is now posted. The courses covered are MTH 251/252; CH 231/232 (may be useful for CH 201/202 students, also); ECE 112; ENGR 201; ENGR 202; ENGR 211.

Undergrad Research Panel

WHO:  Panelists are faculty and students currently engaged in Undergrad Research  |  WHEN:  Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5-6pm  |  WHERE: Owen 102  |  WHAT: Panelists Dr. Skip Rochefort (CBEE), Dr. Margaret Burnett (EECS), and Dr. Jason Ideker (CCE) will share information about how to find and apply for research positions, as well as what you can expect from the experience.  Panelists will be joined by engineering students who are currently involved in research.  DETAILS: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/90953/

Resume Prep Workshop – Just in time for the Career Fair!

WHO:  Engineers who want to polish their resumes  |  WHEN: Wed., Feb. 5, 4-5pm  |  WHERE: The HUB (Batcheller 144)  |  WHAT: Planning to attend the Career Fair this term? Get ahead by attending this winter workshop! Malia Arenth from Career Services will share great ways to enhance your resume.  |  DETAILS: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/hubbub/2014/02/03/resume-renovation-with-dr-harding/

Study Engineering in Europe

WHO:  Engineers interested in study abroad opportunities in Europe  |  WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 6, 4-5pm  |  WHERE: The HUB {Batcheller 144}  |  WHAT: Engineers have some great options to study abroad in Europe.  This workshop will cover the various programs available, timelines, requirements, language options, and more.  |  DETAILS: http://calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/91049/

Engineering Ambassador Info Session

WHO:  Engineering students interested in working as a COE Ambassador  |  WHEN: Fri., Feb. 7, 4-5pm  |  WHERE: Batcheller 150  |  WHAT: Interested in working as an Engineering Ambassador?  Attend an info session to learn more about the job and how to apply.  Note: Attendance is NOT required in order to apply.  This session will be offered again on Tues., Feb. 11, 4-5pm @ Batcheller 144.  |  DETAILS: http://wme.engr.oregonstate.edu/be-ambassador

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

  • The Engineers Without Borders spring 2014 Project Grants Program is now accepting applications. There is almost $300,000 available for project grant awards. The time frame for using project grant awards is 18 months. Spring 2014 grants will need to be spent in their entirety, with a final report submitted, by Oct. 8, 2015.
  • The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University seeks applicants to the 2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program. The application can be found at http://easa.tamu.edu/usrg. Deadline: Feb. 10.
  • 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.

Engineering Scholarship Resource

To search for potential engineering scholarship sources and browse through a host of information relevant to earning your engineering degree and professional license, visit EngineeringDegree.com.


OSU subscribes to Grant Forward, a software service useful for research grant seekers and graduate students. The service, which requires users to set up an account profile, retrieves new postings from numerous funding agencies on a daily basis, and then tags the posting with the appropriate category, deadline, sponsor type, status, submission type and keywords.


Job and Internship Opportunities


PhD Research Opportunity

Wayne State University seeks an undergraduate or master's student interested in pursuing a PhD in industrial and systems engineering. The student would work with Dr. Jeremy Rickli on the condition assessment of end-of-life products. Contact Dr. Rickli for more information.

COE Engineering Ambassadors

COE is accepting applications for "Engineering Ambassadors" positions.  Ambassadors serve as representatives for the college and are responsible for supporting the college in recruitment and diversification efforts.  Ambassadors lend support by attending on- and off-campus recruitment events, participating in professional conferences. COE would like to have representation from every school (and, ideally, every major).

Bemis Company, Inc. seeks mechanical/manufacturing engineering interns for 6-month paid positions at their Bemis-Vancouver, WA manufacturing plant. The application deadline is Feb. 11. (Beaver JobNet ID 26567)

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering has openings for five part-time research assistants. Applications are accepted until Feb. 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 26755)

Near Space Corporation seeks a UAS flight test engineer at its Tillamook, Ore., location. Applications are accepted until March 26. (Beaver JobNet ID 25959)


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
  • Computer and Engineering Services, Inc., a technical recruiter for the automotive companies, is seeking candidates with engineering experience for its Rochester Hills, Mich., location. Applications are accepted until Feb 18. (Beaver JobNet ID 26428)
  • 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)
  • 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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