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Meet the Researcher Who Teaches Robots to High Five Humans (PCMag)
If we're to embrace robots as companions, healthcare assistants, and co-workers, we'll need to communicate with them in a way we understand. Dr. Naomi T. Fitter explains why she's focusing on bi-directional clapping games, like the high five. 

Researchers want to reduce energy consumption with high-tech heating patches in clothing (Cooling Zone)
Researchers at Rutgers University and Oregon State University have developed a cost-effective method that uses intense pulses of light to fuse silver wires with polyester to fabricate thin heating patches that run on coin batteries and are 70 percent more effective than previous attempts.

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering Special Issue: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering (ASME)
Karl Haapala, associate professor, was a guest editor of a special issue on Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering, which was jointly sponsored by the ASME Design Engineering Division (DED) and Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) with the aim of disseminating the latest research findings on various design and manufacturing-focused principles related to sustainability, such as reduction of materials and energy use, reduction of undesirable environmental emissions, closing the product lifecycle loop, and new business models and paradigms to influence sustainable manufacturing practices.

Implantable orthopedic mechanism for restoring the foot-arch for flat feet 
A joint paper by Ravi Balasubramanian, associate professor of robotics, and researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Their study looked a novel mechanical implant to treat people affected by adult acquired flatfoot deformities.

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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 job responsibilities, priorities, and challenges of the position, with Q & A to follow. 
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)

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

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

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


  • Good news - it’s not too late to find a mentor for the URSA Engage Program! Student applications to the URSA Engage Program are due on January 11th, which leaves you plenty of time to communicate with a faculty mentor over email or on the phone even if you’re out of town during winter break! We hope you take the time to apply for this exciting program and join others whose lives have been changed by engaging in student-faculty partnerships!

    Here are the steps you can take starting now to apply for URSA Engage:

    1. Go to the URSA Engage website and read through the faculty mentor summaries.
    2. Reach out to faculty of interest via email and set up a meeting or phone call (a great option if you’re out of town for winter break) to discuss applying to the program.
    3. Once you find a mentor, have them sign the Faculty Mentor Approval Form, which can be found on our website and will need to be attached to your final application (due January 11th).
    4. Submit the program application!

    ****Still feeling confused about how to apply? Email me at pierszas@oregonstate.edu with questions!****

  • 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.

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.

  • #2280832 Business and Design Internships (Summer 2019) at San Francisco International Airport
  • #2279309 Manufacturing Facilities & Engineering Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) at Tesla
  • #2277361 Technical Writer Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) at Tesla
  • #2277319 Manufacturing Engineering Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) at Tesla
  • #2277298 Prototype Engineering & Fabrication Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) at Tesla
  • #2277288 Power Engineering Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) at Tesla
  • #2277205 Gigafactory 1 - Project/Program Management Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) at Tesla
  • #2276317 Internship - Machine Shop at DEKA Research and Development
  • #2274868 Summer 2019 Internship - Real World Evidence at AmerisourceBergen Xcenda
  • #2272702 Costuming Project Analyst Intern DLR: Summer/Fall 2019 at The Walt Disney Company
  • #2272689 Costuming/Entertainment Project Analyst Intern WDW:Summer/Fall 2019 at The Walt Disney Company

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

Here is a sampling of recently opened jobs from Handshake. Login to see details. Create your own saved searches to optimize your job search.

  • #2278953 Mechanical Design Engineer ( Automotive ) at XDIN Inc. an Alten Company
  • #2283546 Industrial Engineer (Automotive Production) at XDIN Inc. an Alten Company
  • #2284077 Logistics Engineer at XDIN Inc. an Alten Company
  • #2054672 Welding Engineer at Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
  • #2054670 Structural Mechanics Engineer at Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
  • #2054665 Nondestructive (NDT/NDE) Engineer at Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
  • #2278947 Mechanical Engineer at O2 Employment Services
  • #2276698 Engineer – Reliability at Packaging Corporation of America
  • #2275111 Mechanical Engineer I at Datalogic USA, Inc
  • #2270817 Associate (mid-2019 Start) at Charles River Associates
  • #2236043 Manufacturing Engineer at Avery Weigh-Tronix – ITW

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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