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OSU to showcase graduate student research 

Engineering graduate students at Oregon State University will share their research projects at OSU's annual Graduate Research Showcase, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. More than 125 students will display their research this year. Topics include: water purification, miniature electric grids, portable desalination units, atmospheric radiation detection, soft robotics and corrosion-resistant stainless steel.

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Genentech Meet-up
Informal drop-in meet-up session for students interested in learning more about applying to and working for Genentech.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 |  1 to 3 p.m. | Johnson Hall 124

Research Ready Workshop
Are you wondering how to get involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty mentor? We understand that this process can be confusing so we’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU, how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with, and how to identify specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences were like. RSPV at this link and we will follow up with location information: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5d1f1Y3rS3APzo1.
Wed., Feb. 6 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | RSVP for location

Openly Published Environmental Sensing (OPEnS) Lab (open-sensing.org) OPEnS House
Please come learn about the OPEnS Lab equipment, capabilities, and current projects. There will be a 10 minute presentation at 3:45 pm. Refreshments will be provided. The Open-Sensing Lab is focused on developing environmental sensing projects and research. From soldering stations to 3D printers to laser cutters, our lab provides the tools necessary for students, professors, and researchers alike to develop tools used locally and worldwide by the ecological science and engineering community. If you can imagine it, we can build it!
Thur., Feb. 7 | 3 to 5 p.m. | Gilmore Annex, Room 200

College of Engineering Leadership Academy’s Annual Suit Camp
This is a unique event where you will be matched with industry professionals for mock interviews, as well as enjoy a networking social hour with them afterwards! A great way to maximize your professional network and practice skills that will give you a leg up in internship and job interviews. Open to ALL engineering students. More info and registration at this link, and email coeleadershipacademy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.
Thur., Feb. 7 | 3-6 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

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., February 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.
Monday, Feb. 11 |  6 to 8:30 p.m. | Memorial Union, Horizon Room

MIME Distinguished Speaker: Nathan Johnson, Ph.D., " From Energy Access to Grid Resiliency: A Story of Anthropology, Engineering, and Business"
Innovation is a process that encompasses and eclipses engineering practice to more comprehensively include skillsets from anthropology, economics, and business. It is challenging, however, within our academic career paths to identify opportunities to apply that process in earnest. This talk will demonstrate opportunities for innovation with global impact by beginning with methods that capture and interpret user insights before diving deeper into four synergistic project areas that each connect user insights with technical research to the delivered product. Nathan Johnson is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University and the Director of the Laboratory for Energy And Power Solutions (LEAPS).
Tue., Feb. 8 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Rogers 226

Graduate Research Showcase
The College of Engineering at Oregon State University is on the leading edge of new ideas, research, and innovation. The 2019 Graduate Research Showcase is a display of engineering research designed to promote the work of our graduate students, and how they are advancing the frontiers of engineering knowledge. Our graduate students will share their work through poster presentations with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, faculty, their peers, and other academic institutions.
Fri., Feb. 8 | 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

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 Lounge
  • 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, Eaton, E&J Gallo Winery, US Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District, plus more to come. Register: bit.ly/careerW19
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 

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


Kaushik Jayaram, Ph.D., "Principles of Robustness in Biological and Bio-Inspired Systems"
Friday, Feb. 8 | 10:00 to11:00 a.m. | Rogers 226

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, TBA
Wednesday, Feb. 20 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Rogers 226 

Graduate Defenses

"Microfluidic Investigations of Capillary Flow and Surface Phenomena in Porous Polymer Media for 3D Printing," by Katrina J. Donovan, candidate for Ph.D. in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Willie “Skip” Rochefort.
Tues., Feb. 5 | 9 a.m. | Gleeson 306
"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


  • 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.

  • Paper Submissions: Advanced Characterization of Components Fabricated by Additive Manufacturing Symposium at Microscopy & Microanalysis Conference, d ue Feb. 15, 2019.  Conference August 4-8 in Portland, Oregon. Submission and details. 

    We invite contributions from researchers developing or leveraging advanced characterization methods for understanding of components fabricated by Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques. This symposium is intended to be an information exchange forum for cutting-edge microscopy and microanalysis techniques to assess the microstructural design aspect of existing materials and novel materials by various AM method types. Some of the topics of interest are:

    • TEM and STEM studies (imaging, EDS, electron diffraction, EELS) to understand phase transformations, microstructural evolution in components produced by various AM processes
    • 3D microstructure analysis methods on the micro-, nano-, and atomic scale to understand the integrity of AM fabricated products
    • Microstructural response of AM components to post-processing conditions
    • Current challenges in analytical tools for microscopy and microanalysis of AM products
    • Microstructure and defect analysis by both characterization and modeling for insights into solidification and melt pool dynamics in AM processes
    • In situ experiments on AM products

      Papers are published by Cambridge Core as a supplement to the journal Microscopy and Microanalysis.
  • The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is looking to recruit motivated undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the ceramic and glass sciences to become a delegate. Information about the PCSA can be found on the PCSA website, as well as in this PCSA flyer. The PCSA is the primary interface between student leaders and the ACerS leadership allowing for networking student leaders may not have otherwise. Participation in the PCSA allows delegates to become involved in ACerS functions, planning, and outreach activities. We would love to see Oregon State University represented in the 2019-20 PCSA class. Selected delegates are required to attend the annual PCSA meeting, held the weekend prior to MS&T 2019 in Portland, Oregon, USA (September 27 - 29, 2019). The PCSA annual meeting gives delegates the chance to network with an international community of industry professionals, leaders in academia, and fellow students. The annual meeting also allows for the opportunity to become more involved in the ACerS community. Interested students should apply online by the application deadline of  April 15, 2019 . Please  contact me if you have any questions. Thank you and I hope you have a great day.


  • 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

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

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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