Oregon State School of MIME E-Bulletin

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

January 26, 2015

This Week's Features

Dr. Atre to Lead Innovation Team at Oregon State

The NSF-funded National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) has chosen Oregon State University and a team led by Dr. Sundar Atre, as one of 25 U.S. university teams to take part in the second cohort of Epicenter’s Pathways to Innovation Program. The program helps institutions incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into undergraduate engineering education and guides teams of faculty and administrators through a two-year process to design and implement unique plans for each institution. The plan developed by the OSU Pathways team will focus on integrating initiatives related to innovation and entrepreneurship already underway at the university.


Dr. Hagen’s Lab Fields a Visit from Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber

OSU-Cascades’s Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), headed by Dr. Chris Hagen, welcomed Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber last week, as the governor toured innovative businesses in the Bend and Redmond areas. Governor Kitzhaber interacted with the students in the lab, and he was interested in the technology innovations coming out of the ESL that will make it easier and more cost effective to fuel natural gas vehicles. Specifically, Dr. Hagen and his research team have engineered a system that enables a natural gas vehicle to compress low-pressure natural gas to CNG onboard the vehicle. Bend-based start-up Onboard Dynamics, Inc. is further developing and commercializing the CNG technology, and participated in the lab tour.


MIME Seminar: Implementation of Sustainable Product Development

Dr. Bryony DuPont from the MIME Design Engineering Lab will present "Overcoming Global Barriers to Implementation of Sustainable Product Development," this week as part of the MIME Design/Mechanics Seminar Series. Dr. DuPont will discuss how designers employ computational design tools throughout the design process in order to realize conceptual ideas, as well as to catalog design changes over time.  She will discuss the development of computational design tools that can be applied during the early design phase that will enable designers to make sustainable design decisions during conceptual development.

DESIGN/MECHANICS SEMINAR  |  DATE: Fri., Jan 30  |  TIME:  4-5 pm  |  PLACE: Rogers 226


This Week: Nuclear Forensics

Dr. Edward Mausolf, a scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, will present “A Study of Epsilon Metals in High Burn-up Nuclear Fuels: Implications on the Presence of Silver-iodide and Technetium Waste Forms.” These weekly lectures take place as part of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics’ nuclear forensics graduate emphasis.

Nuclear Forensics Seminar  |  DATE: Thurs., Jan. 29  |  TIME: 4 pm  |  Radiation Center Room C10

Mark Your Calendar

This Week: College of Engineering Workshops

Wed., Jan. 28: Math Study Skills at Kelley 1007, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Success in math and physics requires planning and learning problem solving strategies. In this workshop you will do a self-assessment of math study skills, learn problem solving strategies as well as test taking tips.

Thurs., Jan 29: Study Abroad: Europe at Batcheller Hall 144, 4-5pm

Engineers have some great options to study abroad in Europe. This workshop, facilitated by our International Programs Coordinator, will cover the various programs available, timelines, requirements, language options, and more. 

Matlab Learning Sessions: Last workshop is tomorrow

The Graduate Student Social Skills Society runs its third and final seminar on learning Matlab. Matlab is a programming language developed by MathWorks which is most effective for operations with matrices and function plotting. This seminar is marketed towards graduate students, but undergrads are welcome, too.
MatLab Training DATE:  Jan 27 | TIME: 6-8 PM  |  PLACE: Dearborn 118


Leadership Academy Suit Camp

The “suit camp” experience will help you enhance your ability to interact effectively in professional settings, and provide a unique opportunity to practice your skills with a broad array of industry leaders.  Students attending will wear business professional attire and:

  Practice interviewing with professionals (mock-interviews)
  Receive feedback to improve future performance
  Engage in training on how to navigate professional networking settings
  Practice networking skills with professionals at a social event with great food

Registration is required and will be open until Jan 30th (or until spots are filled).  Academy members should register online via the Academy Portal. If you are not yet a member of the Academy, you may register for Suit Camp here. For more information, contact Scott.Paja@oregonstate.edu

Leadership Suit Camp:  Wed., Feb. 4 | TIME: 5.15-7.30 PM  |  PLACE: CH2M HILL Alumni Center

CBEE-EECS-MIME Industry Reception is Feb 18

The 2015 Industry Reception student recruiting event is Feb. 18. All students – both graduate and undergraduate -- are welcome to begin registration on Feb. 1. The event attracts companies interested in specialized recruiting ahead of the Oregon State Engineering Career Fair on Feb. 19. Start polishing those resumes!

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.


MPRL Opening Hours – Week 4 Winter Term

Keep track of the Machining and Product Realization Lab operational hours at their website. The fall term schedule at the Machining and Product Realization Lab for the week ending Jan. 31 is:
Sunday – closed  |  Monday – 8-10 am; 12-5 pm  |  Tuesday – 8-10 am; 12-4 pm; 6-9 pm  |  Wednesday – 8-10 am; 12-9 pm  |  Thursday – 8 am – 12 pm; 4-9 pm |  Friday – 8- 10 am; 12-5 pm  |  Saturday – 9 am – 5 pm

Willamette Startup Weekend hosted by Oregon State

Oregon State University will host this year's Willamette Startup Weekend, Friday, Feb 6, through -Sunday, Feb 8. Participants will have 54 hours to come up with a business idea that will be pitched to an accelerator panel, and the winners will receive funding to turn their ideas into reality. Register online in advance.


“Robots in the Real World” REU Accepting Applicants

Oregon State’s 10-week summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program "Robots in the Real World," is now accepting applicants. The program will run from June 14 to August 22, 2015, on the main OSU campus in Corvallis. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, offers research experiences in all aspects of robotics, for students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineer, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields. The specific projects for 2015 are listed on the project page. Please apply by Feb. 27.


AIAA Call for Abstracts

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region VI will hold this year’s Region VI Student Conference at the University of Nevada, Reno. Undergraduates and masters students are invited to submit and present a technical paper on their aerospace-related research. All participants will be entered to compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to present their research at the 2016 AIAA Sci-Tech Conference. Important dates are: 1) Abstract due Feb. 9. 2) Paper due March 4 and 3) Conference March 28-29 at University of Nevada, Reno. Students interested in the conference should contact Dr. Roberto Albertani.

Communicating Science 2015

The Communicating Science 2015 workshop, which focuses on the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public, is accepting applications for the summer program in Cambridge, Mass. The workshop on June 18-20 is open to graduate students at U.S. institutions in all fields of science and engineering. Discussion panels include: communicating with non-scientific audiences; science communication in popular culture; and multimedia communication for scientists. Travel support will be provided to accepted applicants. Apply by March 1.


Scholarships and Fellowships

College of Engineering Scholarships

The College of Engineering scholarship application closes on February 15 at 11:59 pm. Scholarship eligibility varies from year to year. To be eligible you should be an engineering student during the 2015-2016 academic year (fall to spring). Applications can be found at: https://scholarship.ucsadm.oregonstate.edu/prod/app_login.php


Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship

The Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship for eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed an undergraduate major in a STEM area (science technology, engineering and mathematics) in the United States. Applicants who meet the criteria and are selected for this scholarship will receive a scholarship ranging from $23,000 (62% of tuition) to approximately $37,000 (100% of tuition). Apply by February 15.


World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program

The World Bank has opened it applicant site for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program. Every year, the program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad. Fellows must commit to return to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work. Visit the 'How to Apply' page for more information on preparing your application. Apply by Feb. 11.


National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy

The National Hydropower Association Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Program is open to eligible juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or eligible graduate students at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must be pursuing a program of study, approved by the National Hydropower Association, related to the hydropower industry (engineering, biology, fisheries, hydrology, communications, or environmental studies).


Nanoscale Science and Engineering REU

The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) REU focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participate will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community. The program includes a stipend, room and board, and travel allowance. Apply by Feb. 15.


Materials Science Summer REU at Northwestern University

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanoparticles, photonics, molecular electronics and biomaterials. The NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Apply by Feb. 15.


Hydropower Research Funding

The Hydro Research Foundation researches and develops sustaining hydropower improvements. They have published their 2015 topics of interest here. The awards – up to $30,000 -- are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. All applications for the Hydro Research Award Program must be submitted by March 16, with Research Award announcements April 15. Applications must be submitted via email to secureapp@hydrofoundation.org.


HP-Sponsored Award for Women Accepting Applications

Applications for the NCWIT Collegiate Award are now open! Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, the NCWIT Collegiate Award honors outstanding junior and senior undergraduate women for their computing and technical accomplishments. Awardees receive $7,500 in a cash award and will be flown to the NCWIT Summit in Hilton Head, South Carolina for the award ceremony! Applications close on Feb. 15.

National Research Council Research Associateship Programs

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.

There are four annual review cycles:

·        Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1
Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1


LSAMP Summer Research Experience for Undergrads at Cornell

Cornell University's Diversity Programs in Engineering is a partner of the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ULSAMP) which formed to attract and maximize the potential of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students from underrepresented populations, specifically African-American, Latino American and Native American.  The application is due by Feb. 15.


Hydro Research Foundation 2015 Awards

The Hydro Research Foundation, under a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), anticipates making one-year awards to 10-15 students for its Hydro Research Awards Program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. Applications are due March 16, for appointments beginning June 2015 for one-year funding. 


Job and Internship Opportunities

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver Careers postings. Newly posted opportunities are listed first and then in order of closing date:

  •  Gunderson LLC seeks an Associate Design Engineer Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: Jan. 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 3567)
  • GlaxoSmithKline seeks a Vaccines GIO Value Stream Location: Hamilton, MT Job ad expires on: Jan. 31 (Beaver Careers ID: 3888)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions seeks a Project Controls Engineer Location: Richland, WA Job ad expires on: Feb. 2 (Beaver Careers ID: 3444)
  • Cree, Inc. seeks a New Grad Process Engineer Location: Durham, NC Job ad expires on: Feb. 2 (Beaver Careers ID: 4001)
  • Daimler Trucks North America seeks an Intern – Embedded Systems Location: Portland, OR Job ad expires on: Feb. 8 (Beaver Careers ID: 3797)
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Thermal Fluids Research Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: Feb. 10 (Beaver Careers ID: 3809)
  • Mainstream Engineering seeks a Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Rockledge, FL Job ad expires on: Feb. 10 (Beaver Careers ID: 3810)
  • Technical Systems, Inc. seeks a Project Engineer / Programmer Location: Lynnwood, Washington Job ad expires on: Feb. 13 (Beaver Careers ID: 3851)
  • NIKE, Inc. seeks a CNC Operator Location: Beaverton, OR Job ad expires on: Feb. 16 (Beaver Careers ID: 3884)
  • Mass. Electric Construction Co. Industrial seeks an Entry Level Engineer/Estimator Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Feb. 19 (Beaver Careers ID: 3334)
  • PepsiCo seeks a Frito-Lay Supply Chain Operations Associate Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Feb. 19 (Beaver Careers ID: 3608)
  • PepsiCo seeks a Frito-Lay Supply Chain Operations Future Leader Intern Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: Feb. 19 (Beaver Careers ID: 4090)
  • The Brentwood Group, Inc. seeks a Mechanical Engineer -Semiconductor Location: Oregon Job ad expires on: Feb. 20 (Beaver Careers ID: 3946)
  • Glosten seeks a Staff Engineer - Marine Engineering Group Location: Seattle, Washington Job ad expires on: Feb. 25 (Beaver Careers ID: 3738)
  • E. & J. Gallo - Modesto seeks a Process Tech Development Engineer Intern Location: Livingston, CA; Fresno, CA Job ad expires on: March 6 (Beaver Careers ID: 2618)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Engineering Intern, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: March 31 (Beaver Careers ID: 2789)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Engineer, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: March 31 (Beaver Careers ID: 2790)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks an Entry-Level Process Engineer, Semiconductor Industry Location: US Job ad expires on: March 31 (Beaver Careers ID: 2793)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Field Industrial Engineer (Full-time) Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: March 31 (Beaver Careers ID: 4037)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc. seeks a Field Industrial Engineer (Intern) Location: Nationwide Job ad expires on: March 31 (Beaver Careers ID: 4038)
  • Trillium Technical seeks an Entry-level, hands-on Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry in southeastern Michigan Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan Job ad expires on: April 24 (Beaver Careers ID: 1998)
  • Maxim Integrated seeks a Manufacturing Engineer Intern Location: US Job ad expires on: April 30 (Beaver Careers ID: 2792)

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions 

  • NEW -- The Department of Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair. Initial review of applications began January 12, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • NEW -- Gannon University Department of Mechanical Engineering announces the opening of tenure track positions in mechanical engineering as well as in industrial engineering. The positions are open until filled.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Penn State Erie announces a mechanical engineering tenure track faculty position. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until filled.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach, invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty appointments to begin in August 2015. Review of applications begins Jan. 16; the positions are open until filled.
  • The University of Connecticut Mechanical Engineering Department has two faculty positions in the areas of advanced and digital manufacturing. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at San Antonio has multiple faculty positions open: 1.) a tenure-track assistant professor of mechatronics, and 2.) two tenured/tenure-track positions in oil & gas at associate/full professor, and the other position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Unlisted deadline.
  • The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers is inviting applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. The online application portal can be reached at http://apply.interfolio.com/28057. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering seeks an instructor for ME1770, Engineering Graphics and Visualization. The position is open until filled.
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Industrial Engineering Department has several openings including a Bello Chair in energy, and Frontier Faculty lines in a set of interdisciplinary areas. Varying deadlines for application.
  • Ohio University – Russ College of Engineering and Technology seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) in Industrial and Systems Engineering. For full consideration, apply by Jan. 31.
  • Penn State College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Chair and Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Job #55169 at http://www.psu.jobs; apply by Feb. 1.
  • The Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering invites nominations and applications for the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Chair and Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. An earned doctorate in Industrial Engineering or a related field is required. Nominations and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Apply online to job #55169 by Feb. 1.
  • Three faculty positions are available at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma: one tenure-track, assistant professor in aerospace engineering, and two rank-renewable, assistant professor of engineering practice to teach a variety of aerospace and mechanical engineering courses. Apply by Feb. 2 for these positions.
  • The Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management at California State University, Northridge has a new tenure-track position opening in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Apply by Feb. 6.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computational modeling for integrated thermal, fluid, and structural processes. Apply online (PARF # 8600) by Feb. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Korea (State University of New York in South Korea) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the area of design and robotics. Apply by Feb. 28.

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