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  • VIDEO: MIME Areas of Research Excellence: Design Engineering
    Design Engineering Research at Oregon State University focuses on understanding and improving the process of design in order to facilitate the creation of new products and technologies that never existed before. The work we’re doing here makes designers more effective, which in turn, leads to products that are more reliable, more sustainable, and less expensive. This is the first in a series of videos exploring the areas of research excellence within the School of MIME.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Corvallis Science Pub: A Robot Walks into a Bar: The comedy and social lives of machines
    Robots will increasingly rub shoulders with people at home and in the work place, so machines need social attributes: humor, personality and body language. Heather Knight, an assistant professor in computer science at Oregon State University, aims to develop machines that use their social qualities to empower people, not replace them.
    Jan. 8 | 6 p.m. | Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis

  • Open House: College of Liberal Arts Engagement and Applied Humanities Suite
    The College of Liberal Arts Engagement and Applied Humanities Suite is a gathering place and activity center for CLA faculty and students (and collaborators!) who have made engagement and the practice of the applied humanities a core part of our mission. Come join us, and learn a bit more about:
    • The CLA Research Office
    • The Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative
    • The CO/Corvallis Maker Fair
    • CLA Extension Collaborations
    • Creative Oregon
    • The Spring Creek Project
    • The Contemplative Studies Initiative
    • SPARK: Arts + Science @ OSU
  • Jan. 10 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Ballard Hall, Room 330

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast
    The annual Peace Breakfast honors the legacy of Dr. King and legacy awards are presented to community members for exemplary service. The Peace Breakfast is free and open to Oregon State community members and invited guests. To attend, please register leadership.oregonstate.edu/mlk.
    Jan. 15 | 9 - 10:30 a.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Address
    Dr. Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University, the executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. She is the award-winning author of “Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought” and “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.”Following the Keynote Address, all community members are invited to join in a Peace March from the LaSells Stewart Center to the Student Experience Plaza.
    Jan. 15 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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 School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University will conduct searches for three outstanding tenured/tenure-track hires. These will be in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Design, and Robotics with position start dates in Fall 2018. More information can be found here.
  • Assistant Professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) - Data Analytics & Applied Statistics, University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering - Thermal/Fluid Sciences, University of Michigan - Dearborn 
  • The Mechanical Engineering department at California State University, Northridge has a tenure-track faculty position in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure-interactions, flow of complex-fluids, bio-inspired fluid dynamics, or energy systems. https://apply.interfolio.com/47992
  • Purdue is seeking multiple highly qualified individuals in the broad area of data sciences. Areas of emphasis include machine learning and data analytics, signal processing and coding, optimization, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, and computer systems research. https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUS/Employment/Applications
  • The University of Washington is seeking excellent candidates in Human Factors and Ergonomics with strong quantitative backgrounds. https://www.engr.washington.edu/facsearch/apply.phtml?pos_id=229 
  • The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Washington invites applications for a 9-month, full time (100% FTE) Lecturer position, with teaching and administrative duties during the summer based on need. The person in this position will serve as the Director of ISE’s Graduate Professional Programs (GPP) including the Master of Industrial & Systems Engineering (MISE) program, as well as the Engineering Leadership and Global Integrated Systems Engineering Certificates. The initial appointment is for two (2) years with the possibility for renewal. http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa26230/. 

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