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  • Partnering to Make Timber Harvesting Safer [Engineering Out Loud podcast]
    How do you help reduce risk in the nation's most dangerous occupation? Researchers at Oregon State University are partnering with Blount International to help make timber harvesting equipment safer. To understand a specific type of accident that occurs in the field, they’ve designed and built a machine to recreate it in the safety of a shipping container.

  • Three MIME alumni named Oregon Staters
    Last week, Oregon State University’s College of Engineering held the 20th annual Oregon Stater Awards, which honors alumni and industry partners whose contributions exemplify Oregon State’s leadership over the past 150 years. At the ceremony, Randall Worsech '83 received the Academy of Distinguished Engineers award. Jill Lewis '11 and Heidi Wolfe '06, were recipients of the Council of Early Career Engineers award.

Mark Your Calendar

  • 19th Annual Willamette Valley Engineers Week Banquet sponsored by the Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers
    For more than 50 years, Engineers Week has helped to promote awareness of the engineering profession and to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering.  In support of these objectives, we invite current engineering students at OSU to attend this year’s banquet for free! Register HERE to apply for FREE admission to the event. 
    Feb. 26 | 5 p.m. | Cascade Ballroom at CH2M Hill Alumni Center

  • “Household Energy in Guatemala” – 3-credit field course in September 2018 – Info Session 
    Students from any major and level are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2018 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families and conduct student-driven research into the technologies and policies that can help to address it. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course Monday, February 26th at 5:15 pm in 400 Waldo Hall. More details on the info session are here  and details about the past course here. Please contact the course leader, assistant professor of mechanical engineering Nordica MacCarty, Nordica.maccarty@oregonstate.edu, with any questions.
    Feb. 26 | 5:15 p.m. | 400 Waldo Hall

  • An open discussion about the intersection of science and diversity with Bil Clemons, Ph.D.
    Clemons  is a professor of biochemistry at Caltech. He will be visiting OSU to give a research seminar. While here, he is looking forward to an open discussion with students about diversity in higher education. Everyone is invited to participate.
    Feb. 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center

  • "The Mechanics of Footwear Innovation" - an hour with innovator Mike Friton
    The Oregon State Sports Engineering and Product Development Club presents Mike Friton, who will share insight from his 30 years at Nike's secretive Innovation Kitchen and comment on the future of the athletic footwear industry. Friton's career began at Bowerman Lab, an athletic footwear “think tank” created by Bill Bowerman, Co-Founder of Nike before he joined Nike's Innovation kitchen as a Senior Innovator. Friton is a Junior National Champion in Steeple Chase and a 1980 United States Olympic Trials competitor. Today, he holds 14 patents on prototype shoes and his projects include the recent Back to the Future self-lacing shoe and the Nike Presto. In 2011, Friton left Nike to launch his own footwear prototype enterprise, giving him the flexibility to contract with leading and niche-market footwear companies, and to develop prototypes of his own.
    Feb. 28 | 7-8 p.m. | LINC 302 

  • MIME Distinguished Lecture Series: Srinivas Garimella, Ph.D. - "From Microscale Transport Phenomena to  Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems"
    Dr. Srinivas Garimella is the Hightower Chair in Engineering and Director of the Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology. Representative approaches to exploit the advantages of microscale heat and mass transfer not only in small-scale devices, but also to extend them to Megawatt-scale applications will be presented. Energy utilization systems for space-conditioning, waste heat recovery, carbon capture, natural gas cleaning, power plant condenser cooling, water purification, modular nuclear reactors, and portable cooling for the military and other hazardous duty applications will be presented.  The talk will demonstrate that application of these insights into phase-change heat and mass transfer can have a significant impact on the supply, demand and intermediate stages of the energy pathway.
    March 2 | 1 p.m. | Rogers 226

  • Friday Snack & Study Sessions:  Have homework to work on? Worried about MECOP? Want to get a dose of schadenfreude listening to upperclassmen complain about capstone? Come to the Friday Snack & Study Sessions, hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers! We'll bring snacks and MIME seniors, you bring your homework, and questions. Open to all engineering majors! Connect with SME and find other events on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonStateSME/
    Fridays | 2-5 p.m. | Dearborn 119 Study Lounge

  • "Design and Manage Biomechanical Uncertainty" - Simon Hsiang, Ph.D., Department Chair, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    The occupational biomechanics aims to understand the mechanics of human bodies in complex systems, and the challenge is to provide the in-situ evidence reflecting the human behaviors in the system of interest under different anthropometical, psychophysical and psychosocial constraints.  This talk describes the fundamental and conceptual aspects of the biomechanical uncertainty.
    March 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Rogers 226

Graduate Defenses

MIME Faculty Candidate Seminars

  • Robotics
    • Naomi Fitter, postdoctoral scholar, University of Southern California
      "Design and Evaluation of Everyday Interactive Robots"
      Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 226
  • Design
    • A. Emrah Barak, Research Scientist, Carnegie Mellon University
      "Optimal Design of Smart and Connected Systems: From Computational Methods to Crowdsourcing with Online Games"
      Feb. 27 | 3:30 p.m. | Rogers 226
  • Advance Manufacturing
    • Bo Jin, University of Southern California
      "Sustainable Efficient Manufacture of Composites Guided by Computational Mechanics"
      Feb. 27 | 1 p.m. | Rogers 226


  • SPRING 2018 Humanitarian Engineering Courses - No prerequisites
    On campus:
    HEST 320 Engineering for Global Health Solutions, Bacc Core STS. More details.  
    HEST 241: Household Energy in Guatemala Background — this is the 1-credit prep course for Dr. Nordica MacCarty’s field course that is traveling in September.
    HEST 412/512 Multidisciplinary Case Studies in Humanitarian Engineering, Sci & Tech - Bacc Core STS. More details. 
  • 2018 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region VI Student Conference and Paper Competition
    AIAA sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region for student members at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The 2018 AIAA Region VI Student Conference and Paper Competition will be hosted by University of California, Merced April 6-8, 2018.  Students from regional schools are invited to submit papers and give formal presentations that are judged for technical content and communication skills. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top three winners in each category. Funding description: Funds of $1,000 will be provided to one student to cover expenses to present a paper at the conference. Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students presenting research work directly or indirectly related to Aerospace Engineering. Application : Please send a one-page PDF with Title and 150-word abstract as well as a support statement from a faculty advisor. Deadline is March 3, 2018 ( https://region6.aiaastudentconference.org). Contact roberto.albertani@oregonstate.edu for more information. 

Scholarships and Fellowships

  •  AAMI-HSEA Health Systems Engineering Scholarship
    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. See more at: http://www.aami.org/professionaldevelopment/content.aspx?ItemNumber=4073. Applications are due on Feb. 28: http://www.aami.org/professionaldevelopment/content.aspx?ItemNumber=4073&navItemNumber=643

  • Merced Nanomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES) Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UC Merced  Summer 2018 
    • Full-time undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience (GPA 3.0 or above); US citizen or permanent resident status. Benefits:
      -Research-related experience in the areas of chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering
      -Experimental learning and hands-on training on cutting edge research instrumentation
      -Research and academic guidance and mentoring (http://maces.ucmerced.edu/faculty) and graduate students.
      -Professional development opportunities via participation in monthly workshops
      Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 | Application Submission: https://tinyurl.com/yc25xq8z | Contact Info: Petia Gueorguieva, pgueorguieva@ucmerced.edu 

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agency-wide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.  Chosen audiences are: informal education institutions; high school, undergraduate and graduate students.  The application deadline is: March 1, 2018.  For more details contact: https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/. 

  • Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc., based in Sacramento, CA, is growing and we are looking for talent to join its heat exchanger group.  http://www.vpei.com/

  • Blount International has several open full-time engineering staff positions and would be delighted to have graduating students or others already launched in their career make application should they be interested. See more at https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=Blount.  

  • Transfer Students! Join the START team as a Transfer Ambassador. Help welcome incoming transfer students and their families to Beaver Nation! This is a paid summer job opportunity and a great way to make connections. Apply today at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/54931

  • APHIS Pathways Intern Program - Now accepting applications: APHIS has just opened up the application period for the Pathways Intern Program. These are paid internships with APHIS in multiple disciplines, including agriculture, science, technology, finance, policy, environment, communications, business, and many other fields. The locations of the internships are Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Texas, Puerto Rico, Washington, Florida, Washington D.C, Minnesota and Arizona. So if students are interested in gaining experience in another state, please encourage them to apply. Applications and more information can be found at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careers/internships/intern-career-program. 

  • For more job listings, sign up for Handshake at http://career.oregonstate.edu/handshake.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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