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  • I Believe in Intelligent Design ... for Robots (WIRED)
    “There's quite a range in terms of all the different kinds of sports cars and SUVs and offroad pickup trucks and tractor trailers, you name it,” says Jonathan Hurst, associate professor of robotics and CTO of Agility Robotics, which makes the biped robot Cassie. “It's going to be even broader I think for robots.”
  • Drone Light Shows Look Cool, But How Do They Work?
    Shauharda Khadka, a graduate research assistant at Oregon State University currently pursuing a PhD in Robotics, showed how his autonomous units (nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, naturally), learned to navigate an environment to track rewards that changed location rapidly and unpredictably.
  • 2018 PiezoMEMS Workshop a Success
    Brady Gibbons, associate professor of materials science, chaired the 2018 PiezoMEMS Workshop in Orlando. The international conference focused on fundamental properties and processing of ceramic and electroceramic materials and their applications in electronic, electro/mechanical, magnetic, dielectric, and optical components, devices, and systems. The 130 participants included representatives from industry, government, and academia.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Speaker Mark Lowe presented by OSU Sports Engineering Club 
    Mark Lowe is the Vice President of Engineering at Game Ready. Mark has over 20 years of product design and development experience, including 12 years in the sports medicine device industry. During his career, Mark has designed products from conception through manufacturing for CoolSystems, Life Measurement, BodPod, Compass Product Design, and Switch Snowboarding. Mark is an inventor for nine patents in the area of medical and sporting devices. Mark will join us over Skype to discuss his career, lessons learned and advice for future sports engineers. More details about this event and Sports Engineering Club.
    Jan. 22 | 7-8 p.m. | STAG 221

  • Materials Research Society: Dr. Gregory Herman
    Dr. Gregory Herman will be presenting on his research in advanced surface characterization methods. In addition, Dr. Herman will give us a tour of his lab and will show us the new ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectrometer. If you'd like to learn more about new technologies and the materials research happening on campus come join us and make some new connections in the field of materials science.
    Jan. 24 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Johnson 221

  • Graduate-Undergraduate Student Mixer
    Have you ever wanted to chat with a graduate student? Interested in learning about where your undergraduate research experience could take you? Come and hear from our graduate student panel about different types of graduate student research going on at OSU. You’ll have a chance to network with graduate students and learn how undergraduate research can benefit your career. RSVP.
    Feb. 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | RSVP for location

  • The College of Engineering presents “The Science Gap,” by Jorge Cham
    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

  • "The Academic Stimulus Package/Power of Procrastination," by Jorge Cham
    A survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their careers. In this talk, Jorge Cham recounts his experiences bringing humor into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination. Seating is very limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Feb. 8 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom

  • 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.

  • Save the date: 2018 Undergraduate Expo
    May 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Kelley Engineering Center


  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • Google is seeking a Hardware/Mechanical Engineering Intern for Summer 2018. More details. 
  • HP is seeking an Industrial Engineer Intern at their Corvallis location. More details
  • The OSU Energy Efficiency Center is hiring Sophomore, Junior, and Senior engineering students (all disciplines) with excellent technical aptitude; and a proven ability to apply themselves, learn new technologies, work independently, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Center analysts tour regional facilities, collect data and prepare engineering recommendations for industrial and other clients to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste generation, and increase profitability. This position offers the successful applicant a great opportunity for quality experience and professional development. Applicants must be able to work with the center at least one school year and two summers. Visit http://eec.oregonstate.edu/ for more information.

  • 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. 

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Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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