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Adaptive learning workshop at OSU
The workshop, the first in a series of four, invited children with disabilities to explore hands-on science and technology learning and supported them with adaptive technology and undergraduate student helpers. Matt Harrison, a third-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering who organized the event and a series of similar workshops set for the next three Saturdays, said the workshops are unique in their focus on adapting science, technology, engineering and math programs for kids with disabilities.

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ATLANTIS Double-Degree Bachelor Program - Drop in info session
ATLANTIS is a 5-year program for qualified OSU ME students tp travel to Germany for an entire year of engineering classes. At the end of this program, successful students will earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering from OSU and a BS in Materials Science from the University of Saarland in Germany. Come to the drop-in info session for details on costs, timing, coursework, living in Germany, and any other questions you might have. Contact the program director Prof. Brady Gibbons with questions.
Mon., Jan. 14 | 12 to 5 p.m. | Dearborn 303

From Here to Career: Get Hired | Find & Land an Internship
Strategy is the name of the game when you're looking for an internship. Come to this workshop to learn how to find an amazing internship, what happens in the application process, how to prepare, the skills employers are seeking most, and strategies you can use to get hired. 
Tues., Jan. 15 | 5 to 6 p.m. Student Experience Center (SEC), 112 (Involvement Lounge)

What Does the MIME School Head Do?
Harriet B. Nembhard, MIME School Head and the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering, will discuss the responsibilities of the school head as well as the main priorities and opportunities for our school. Members of the MIME community will also have a chance to share your views on these same topics. Your voice is important as we chart the future direction of the school. Refreshments will be served. 
Wed., Jan. 16 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226

Grand Challenges Scholars Program Info Session
The Leadership Academy is rolling out a new program as part of its structure called the Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP). An initiative from the National Academy of Engineering, the GCSP is an exciting, nationally recognized program that allows engineering students to intentionally design their undergraduate experience to encounter one of the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering for the 21st century. By participating and completing this program, you will be recognized by the National Academy of Engineering, be more professionally attractive to industry, and most importantly, have contributed in a tangible way to the prosperity of engineering and our society. Our upcoming deadline for applying to our program this academic year is January 28, 2019. For more information about the GCSP, visit our website, and make an appointment with our GCSP Coordinator, Arek Engstrom, to discuss your interest. Arek can be reached at arek.engstrom@oregonstate.edu.  
Wed., Jan. 16 | 6 to 7 p.m. | Johnson Hall, Room 219

From Here to Career: Get Professional | Winning Resumes & Cover Letters
Jobs and internships are there for the taking - are you ready? You'll need a resume and a cover letter to show employers why you're the best fit for the job. Come to this workshop to learn about what information you need to put in a resume/cover letter (and what you don't), how to tailor your application materials to each individual job and employer, and how to stand out from the applicant pool.
Thurs., Jan. 17 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Student Experience Center (SEC), 112 (Involvement Lounge)

OSU AIAA General Meeting
Interested in Aerospace? Come to OSU AIAA's Winter General Meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Linus Pauling Science Center, room 125, to learn about how to get involved in rocket, plane, helicopter, payload, and aerospace-oriented research teams here on campus! No experience is necessary to join the teams, and all majors are welcome!
Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | LPSC 125

“The Pathway of A Sports Engineer”- An hour with adidas Future Team Engineer Elise Hall
The OSU Sports Engineering and Product Development Club present Elise Hall, who will share her pathway to becoming an engineer at adidas as well as her experiences there. Hall received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014 and an MSc in Sports Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University in 2015. Having been a competitive runner for over ten years, Hall has taken her passion and turned it into a career in engineering footwear. Hall is currently an Engineering Manager with a focus on mechanical engineering, and part of adidas’ Future Team where she interfaces with other innovators in design and sports science to bring to life concepts the next groundbreaking advancement in footwear.
Thur., Jan. 17 | 7 to 8 p.m. | LINC 314

Engineering Analysis Careers in National Security: National Air and Space Intelligence Center
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bart Bonar '95 will discuss opportunities in the field of National Security and the Department of Defense.
Fri., Jan. 18 | 2 to 3 p.m. | Rogers 237

Energy Efficient Building Tour of Johnson Hall with PAE Engineers – OSU ASHRAE (with pizza)
Join us for a presentation and tour of energy efficiency features of Johnson Hall with one of the firms involved with the design and construction. We will meet in Rogers Hall 226 at 3:30 PM for a brief presentation by PAE with pizza. This will be followed by a walkthrough of the building with behind-the-scenes access. For more information, contact OSU ASHRAE president Ted Fulks (fulkst@oregonstate.edu).
Fri., Jan. 18 | 3:30 p.m. | Rogers 226

MLK Celebration
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, author and advocate for social justice is the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration lecture on Mon., Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Through Dec. 5, free tickets are available to OSU faculty, staff and students for the Jan. 21 peace breakfast and the keynote session. Beginning Dec. 6, keynote session tickets will be available to the general public. The celebration week runs from Jan. 19-25. To register and for a full list of events, visit https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/mlk . For info, contact events@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4717.
Mon., Jan. 21 | 11 a.m. | The LaSells Stewart Center

Intel Company Day
Meet some of our engineers and learn about opportunities at Intel. We are seeking majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Supply Chain, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, and related. BS, MS & PhD’s welcome! Bring your resume.
Wed., Jan. 23 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | KEC 1005/1007

From Here to Career: Get Connected | What is Networking and How Do I Do It?
If the concept of "networking" has ever remotely confused you, or if this is a skill you'd like to grow in, this is the workshop for you. In this session, you'll learn how to begin building and maintaining your network of professional contacts, and how to effectively use your network to gain opportunities.
Thurs., Jan. 24 | Noon to 1 p.m. |  Student Experience Center (SEC), 112 (Involvement Lounge) 

From Here to Career: Get Accepted | Applying to Grad School: Tips for Applications
Thinking about going to graduate school? Come to this session to learn about the application process and how to make yours stand out!
Tue., Jan. 29 at 6 to 7 p.m. | Student Experience Center (SEC), 112 (Involvement Lounge) 

From Here to Career: Get Connected | Marketing My Experience
You have a wealth of skills and knowledge that employers are actively searching for in candidates for positions. Come to this workshop to learn how to translate the skills you gained through work-study, study abroad, student organizations, and service learning experiences into awesome cover letters, resumes, and interview answers.
Thur., Jan. 31 | Noon to 1p.m. | Student Experience Center (SEC), 112 (Involvement Lounge) 

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

MIME 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

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 |  | 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

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 

MIME Faculty Candidate Seminars

Destenie Nock - "Power System Planning in Disparate Systems: Modeling Sustainability and Electricity Access"
This talk will explore various options for power grid expansion in both developed and developing countries. I present two papers that focus on approaches to power system planning that help decision makers reach their energy targets. The first part is focused on evaluating the sustainability of a set of generation portfolios. We take a multi-model approach, first determining the reliability of the system overall, then evaluating different generation portfolios based on seven sustainability criteria. The second part focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and energy access in developing countries. We have developed a utility maximization framework that incorporates stakeholder equity preferences into an electricity planning model. This can be used by decision makers to determine the best method of grid expansion to meet electricity access goals subject to system and budget constraints.
Thus., Jan. 24 | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226

Micah Lande, Ph.D. - "Tinkering with the Future of Design Education: Citizen Engineering, Making, and Practical Ingenuity"
Engineering design can transform both the stuff we imagine and makeas well as those who engage in the enterprise of design themselves. How technical and non-technical people learn and advance a people-centered design innovation approach, what catalysts and barriers for their learningsare, and evidence of design learning will be illustrated through an “Ambidextrous Mindsets for Innovation” framework. Ongoing engineering design education research projects will be shared on related topics from studies of the educational pathways of adult and young makers in the making community, empathy and invention through prototyping and building activities, and leveraging the story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for STEM literacy. Implications for teaching engineering design and practice will also be presented through a perspective of citizen engineering – that everyone can imagine, design, and make solutions to problems that they care about.
Fri., Jan. 18 | 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. | Rogers 226


  • Upcoming woodshop safety seminars:  Jan. 18 at 1to 3 p.m.,  Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Jan. 24h at 1 to 2 p.m. in Rogers 116.  Seminars are limited to 10 people each, and attendees must have a ME250 name tag to attend. Email Darin.Kempton@oregonstate.edu to register. 
  • Have you done, currently are doing, or are interested in doing Aerospace-related research? Would you like more recognition, the ability to represent OSU, and the chance to win money with all of your work? 

    If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, OSU AIAA would like to send you or your team to the 2019 AIAA Region VI Student Paper Conference from April 6-7, 2019 at the California Polytechnic Technical Institute in San Luis Obispo, California, at little to no cost to you! The Student Technical Conference is divided into 3 divisions: Undergraduate Individual, Undergraduate Team, and Graduate Individual, with a grand prize of $500 and a trip for one author to the AIAA SciTech Forum in January of 2020, and the second and third place prizes consist of $300 and $250, respectively.

    To enter, you or your team need to submit an abstract to the Conference by January 20th, 2019 at 11:59 EST, and a technical paper by March 10th, 2019 at 11:59 EST. For more information and guidance on the research and paper writing process, please contact Dr. Roberto Albertani at albertar@oregonstate.edu .

  • FE Review Course Open for Registration
    The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) club at Oregon State University is hosting the annual FE Review Course during Winter Term 2019 (exact dates on website, link below). The following subjects are covered: Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Fundamentals, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer.  Registration includes access to digital recordings of each lecture and notes on an online file sharing system through Sept. 1, 2019. The cost of the course is $100 if you sign up online before January 12. The cost will be $125 after January 12. If you have any questions, please contact tec@oregonstateiise.org.

  • You are invited to attend our Winter 2019 HWeekend event the weekend of January 19-20, 2019. This event allows participants to use lots of modern tools to make exciting and interesting prototypes in only 30 hours! The event is free to participants but space is limited so sign-up ASAP! This event will be in partnership with the Inventors Enterprise club and is an approved event for the Internet of Things Alliance. Our theme will be, Smart Homes and Smart Lives. Imagine building prototypes to control your dorm or apartment? What about something to make your morning breakfast? HWeekend Info: ttp://eecs.oregonstate.edu/hweekend. Apply Here: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/education/hweekend/apply.php.
  • Graduate Students, registration is now open for the 2019 Graduate Research Showcase taking place on Friday, February 8. The registration deadline for the 2019 Graduate Research showcase is January 11 and spaces are filling up. Please be sure to register ASAP to reserve a spot. See below for complete information. The Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for you to advance your professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share your research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Inger Mewburn (The Thesis Whisperer) who will be giving the keynote at a luncheon exclusively for College of Engineering graduate students who present a poster and/or attend a workshop session.  Please read the schedule and details regarding the Graduate Research Showcase. Space is limited to 200 students and registration will close January 11, so do not procrastinate in securing your spot!
  • Columbia University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) - Summer 2019
    The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and City College of NY (CCNY) supports outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year. In addition, a joint REU program between Columbia and the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) may have additional openings. Those selected will have an opportunity to participate fully in an interdisciplinary research program that draws faculty from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, nearby government laboratories (Brookhaven National Laboratory, etc.), and industry (IBM, etc.). More information at https://mrsec.columbia.edu/reu.


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!

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields. This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research. More information at MRL.MIT.edu.

A sampling of recently opened internships from Handshake. Login to see details and create your own saved searches to customize your internship search.

  • #2315017 US Brewery System Technology Co-Op at Anheuser-Busch
  • #2314801 Manufacturing Engineering/Innovation Internship (Summer 2019) at Steelcase, Inc.
  • #2300396 Quality Engineering Intern (Athens, AL -Summer 2019) at Steelcase, Inc.
  • #2312449 Operations Manufacturing Intern at Tillamook County Creamery Association
  • #2308074 McMinnville WORKS Internship (Business, Engineering, Marketing and more) at McMinnville Economic Development Partnership
  • #2296806 2019 Summer Internships at ANR Group Inc
  • #2297627 Internship - Biomedical Engineer at DEKA Research and Development

USDA is hiring lots of summer interns, including engineering interns. Check out https://www.usda.gov/internships for the latest info on the OneUSDA Internship Program – scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you’ll find links to Internship vacancies across the country. We are hiring interns in veterinary science, administration, biological sciences, ENGINEERING, and business. USDA will start reviewing applications on December 9, and the application window will close on January 18, 2019. Help spread the word! Interested students should apply sooner rather than later – don’t wait for the end of the application period. The Engineering Internships are linked below.

Job Opportunities

The Office of Admissions employs qualified, currently enrolled undergraduates as paid TOUR Ambassadors and Diversity TOUR Ambassadors. TOUR Ambassadors are often the first point of contact for prospective students and families. TOUR Ambassadors/Diversity TOUR Ambassadors conduct daily campus and housing tours, represent OSU during recruiting events & open houses, and have weekly hours working in the Welcome Center. Diversity TOUR Ambassadors have additional duties specific to multicultural recruitment, including attending application workshops, college fairs and calling prospective students. Successful candidates enjoy working with people, have a wide range of OSU experiences, and a willingness to share these experiences with prospective students and their families. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Students can get more information about the position here: https://visitosu.oregonstate.edu/ambassadors

Student job opening for Program Assistant: Campus Recycling is hiring for one Student Program Assistant to assist in planning, implementing, assessing, and providing logistical support for waste reduction programs that may include waste audits, research, special event recycling, composting, or others. The position also supports outreach efforts. Applications from students who are underrepresented in or new to the sustainability movement are encouraged. Closes 1/24/19.

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
  • #2313872 IGNITE Graduate Rotational Program – Thermal Systems – Engine Cooling Module - Heat Exchanger - Process Engineer at DENSO
  • #2308437 Process Engineering Lead- Day Shift at Benchmade Knife Company
  • #2303870 Cocoa and Chocolate Sourcing Specialist at Mondelez International (makers of Nabisco and Cadbury brands)
  • #2300132 Test Engineer - Verification & Validation at DEKA Research and Development
  • #2296597 Automation Engineer - Technical Development Program at Saint-Gobain
  • #2292606 Material Engineer at DENSO

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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