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  • Spinning Into Butter
    The OSU College of Engineering is sponsoring “Spinning Into Butter,” a play by Rebecca Gilman, produced by Bag&Baggage Productions, that explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America. Show times are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in room 200 at the Learning Innovation Center on OSU’s Corvallis campus. Tickets are free but required and can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/community.
    Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. |  Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. | 
    Learning Innovation Center

  • The College of Engineering proudly presents “The Science Gap” by Jorge Cham, creator of PHD Comics 
    Thought-provoking yet humorous, this talk will examine the need to close the disconnect in both communication and perception between researchers and the public, and how scientists and academics need to find new ways to collaborate in order to solve future challenges.
    Feb. 8 | 9 a.m. | Lasells Steward Center, Austin Auditoreum

  • 2018 Graduate Research Showcase
    The College of Engineering at Oregon State University is on the leading edge of new ideas, research, and innovation. The 2018 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. 
    Feb. 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Announcements

  • 2018 REU Site: Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing
    Students will work closely with a faculty mentor(s) on a sustainable manufacturing research project; interact with other outstanding undergraduate students who have a deep interest in sustainable manufacturing; attend valuable lectures, talks, and field trips focused on research and professional development/training experience; and compete in a poster/presentation symposium administered by faculty mentors and industry representatives. The program will run from June 1 to August 10, 2018. Student participants will be provided with a $5,000 stipend, up to $500 for travel to and from Wayne State University, and room and board at the WSU dormitories on campus.The Summer Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing is a 10 week undergraduate research program at Wayne State University in midtown Detroit, MI. This NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site offers unique summer research experiences in the challenging field of sustainable manufacturing to local and national undergraduate students from two and four-year institutions. Four sustainable manufacturing technical areas, yielding inter-disciplinary research projects, are targeted as the site's intellectual focus: (1) nano-coating and lightweight materials and manufacturing, (2) energy storage materials, batteries, and inversion devices, (3) remanufacturing and manufacturing sustainability assessment, (4) computer simulation and tool development for manufacturing sustainability, and (5) chemical-energy-water nexus. Upon completing the program, participants will have contributed to a cutting edge sustainable manufacturing research project that will lead to increased confidence to pursue STEM and academic careers. Application Deadline: February 16, 2018 (Rolling application review) [only open to US citizens or permanent residents] Final Notification of Acceptance: March 16, 2018. Program Period: June 1 - August 10, 2018. https://advancedmaterials.wayne.edu/summer-academy.
  • OSU AIAA Winter General Meeting: Thursday, January 18th LPSC 125 @ 6 PM. Once again, OSU AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) will be hosting a term kick-off general meeting this Thursday at 6 PM in LPSC 125. All of our aerospace project teams will be present to talk a bit about their respective projects and provide some updates on their progress. Winter term is known as "manufacturing" term, so there's plenty of work and opportunity to get involved! Come to the meeting to learn what exciting events we've got planned. Questions? Please contact aiaa@oregonstate.edu.
  • International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 30, 2018. The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged  workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences. More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click.
  • Volunteer for FIRST Tech Challenge! OSU Robotics Club is hosting the FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) competitions at OSU's Kelley Engineering Center on January 27th and 28th. We are looking for volunteers! There are many roles as simple as security up to trained positions as referees. Volunteers will get **FREE FOOD**. If you are interested in volunteering, please use the following website to sign up: https://my.firstinspires.org/FIRSTPortal/Login/VIMS_login.aspx. Feel free to contact Jessica Fang (fangjes@oregonstate.edu) with questions, comments, or concerns.

  • Do you know of a real-world problem that needs solving? Do you have an idea that can improve lives? Do you want to build something amazing? If so, you are invited to apply for the next HWeekend event offered January 20-21, 2018! The theme for this event is Engineering and Design! Come alone or with a group of friends to create a gadget or gizmo that solves a real-world problem, shows how art can use the medium of technology as its canvas, or how good design can drive business. January 20-21. More details.

  • Woodshop Safety Seminars will take place January 19 at 10 a.m., January 22 at 2 p.m., and   January 25 at 10 a.m. in Rogers 116. Participants must have an ME 250 name tag to attend whether they are current or past ME250 students. The seminar will last 2 hours.  In Rogers 116. Email darin.kempton@oregonstate.edu to sign up. Each seminar is limited to 12 students.
  • The Personal Robotics Research Lab (http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/prg/) in OSU's MIME is looking for students who are interested in research involving psychology, design, user experience/studies, robotics, or computer science. This will be a unique chance to gain experience running user studies and being a part of an IRB approved experiment involving robots. They will be guided through how to be in charge of engaging with participants, administering consent forms and questionnaires, and partaking in introduction and exit procedures. Already completed CITI training is a plus, but there are no requirements. Please contact the graduate student leading the project if you are interested or have any questions: Wendy Xu at xuwe@oregonstate.edu. 
  • Researchers from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University are planning to do a study measuring how different seat suspensions attenuate exposure to whole body vibration and affect biomechanical exposures and perceived discomfort.  We hope the results of this study will help us evaluate the current designs and potentially lead to the identification of additional design modifications to further promote occupational health of drivers. If you are interested in participating in the study or just want more information, please contact Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab via: oeblab@gmail.com or (541) 737-3640.
  • Have your voice heard and help shape the future of mental health at OSU! Please complete a short survey that should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will give you the option to participate in a drawing for the chance to win a $50 gift card to the OSU Beaver Store. The purpose of the survey is to hear from students about their concerns, needs, and suggestions on how OSU can best serve the mental health needs of the campus. This information will be used to improve the mental health programs in your community. To complete the survey, go to: https://tinyurl.com/MentalHealthOSU. Please complete this survey by February 2nd to be considered for the gift card incentive drawing. 

  • 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 from 2 - 5 p.m. | Dearborn 119 Study Lounge

  • Stanford University’s Undergraduate Research Association is seeking applicants to present at their annual Stanford Research Conference. Undergraduates from across the country are invited to apply! In fact, a handful of students from OSU presented at the Stanford Research Conference just last year. This is an excellent opportunity to network with students and faculty from other institutions. To apply visit http://sura.stanford.edu/conference Applications are due January 28.
     
  • The OSU American Nuclear Society & Health Physics Society will be putting on our Annual Winter Conference on Jan. 27 from 8-6p.m. in the Memorial Union rooms 206, 207, and 208. This event provides the opportunity for students in the College of Engineering to present their nuclear-related research. Each year, we hold a conference for students in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering and this year we opening up the conference to other schools and areas of research that may influence, or be influenced by nuclear technologies. We are looking for students who might be interested in presenting. ​The format is 15 minute presentations with 5 minutes for questions. To participate, submit a 1-4 page abstract to us, and we assign you to a technical track. The students in NSE tend to go on and present at the American Nuclear Society student conference (http://www.ansstudentconference2018.com) in April, which this year is being held at University of Florida. It is open to all students, so there is opportunity to go and present at the national level. (More information.)
  • The Society of Manufacturing Engineering Education Foundation (SMEEF) Scholarship application is now open here: www.smeef.org/scholarships . You do not have to be an SME member to apply; anyone with a STEM major is welcome!  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018. There are 2 scholarship applications through SMEEF which are specifically for SME Student Chapter Members: Future Leaders of Manufacturing Scholarship ( Info ) and Joseph P. Novek Outstanding Student Leader Award (info ). Any STEM majors can easily become a member! Contact us for more information, and for information about the faculty advisor reference at  chair@oregonstate-sme.org

  • Interested in getting involved in research? Join this listserv: http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/ursa  for sharing opportunities about engaging in undergraduate research or creative work, presenting your work at symposia and conferences, and other related updates. URSA is OSU's unit devoted to helping students engage in Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & the Arts. Also, please visit URSA's updated website
  • Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Difference, Power, and Discrimination (DPD) Academy, which will begin on June 18, 2018. For more information, and to apply, use the following link: Difference, Power, and Discrimination Academy
  • College of Engineering Students - the online College of Engineering Scholarship Application is open until February 15 at http://oregonstate.edu/scholarships/app/. Your application will be reviewed by both the College and your specific program to see if you are eligible for scholarship funds within the College for 2018-2019 academic year. Note: You must complete the application during this time frame. We do not accept applications at any other time.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Services by email: coeundergradprograms@oregonstate.edu.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam 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 2018 (click here for dates and more information). This course is specifically designed to assist OSU engineering students who are studying for the FE Exam. 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 Canvas through Sept. 1, 2018. The cost of the course is $125. Please contact tec@oregonstateiise.org with questions.

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • The Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program is hiring a Bilingual Education Assistant (English/Spanish). This is an OSU student worker position. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/53020. 

  • The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Center for Materials Science & Engineering 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: mrl.mit.edu.

  • ANR is a recruiting company based in Richland, Washington and we have a great paid summer internship program where students, from all majors, get the chance for real world experiences. We have contracts with CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), the Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL), Department of Energy – Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP), and Mission Support Alliance (MSA) where students would work on the Department of Energy site, Hanford. Visit our site at www.anrinterns.com or have them reach out to directly at aryns@anrgroupinc.com. 
  • Insitu seeks an entry-level mechanical engineer at their Hood River, OR facility. More information at https://www.smartrecruiters.com/Insitu1/743999663414181-mechanical-engineer-entry.
    *Communication skills in that dealing with vendors is a daily occurance.
    *Ability to run SolidWorks
    *Attention to detail
    *ASME Y14 standard drafting skills
    *Matlab/Excel skills to run through vibration data.
    *The ability to maintain product secrecy in that a lot of government contracts are awarded.
  • Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program’s 2018 Application is now open! Application for internships in Portland, open through Jan. 31. ELI is looking for students of color who are underrepresented in higher ed and in the professional ranks of Portland business. Their top priority is to open doors to important internship opportunities to provide access to great careers and support for professional development. More information at http://emergingleadersinternship.org/internship.
  • The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period. More information.

  • Summer 2018 Undergrad/Grad Internships at Space Vehicles Directorate: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/opportunities/researchTopics/index.cfm. Deadline for applications is Jan. 16, 2018.

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

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • The University of Florida (UF) Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) is seeking highly qualified faculty candidates with application interests in: human factors in healthcare, transportation human factors and safety, and human factors in assistive and personal technologies. https://jobs.ufl.edu/

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