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Bend professor awarded $2 million for drinking water project (Bend Bulletin)
Bahman Abbasi, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a $2 million federal grant to create a portable, solar-powered device that can roll up to an ocean shore and turn salt water into drinkable water. The U.S. Department of Energy grant, the largest award in OSU-Cascades history, is part of the federal agency’s Solar Desalination program that is using $21 million to fund 14 projects nationwide that explore using solar energy to create freshwater from undrinkable seawater. 

OSU researchers determine why pulsed sparks make for better ignition 
Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have learned the mechanisms behind a means of improved ignition, helping to open the door to better performance in combustion systems ranging from car engines to jet propulsion. The findings are important because reliable ignition is a linchpin for the safe and efficient operation of every type of combustion system.

Ember research could help fight wildfires like last year’s Eagle Creek Fire (Statesman-Journal)
With funding from the federal government’s Joint Fire Science Program, David Blunck, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is leading a project to predict how embers form and spread.

OSU grad student debuts new science video on 3-D metal printer (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
The advantage of 3-D printing is the ability to print more elaborate things than can be made with traditional manufacturing, said Oregon State University graduate student and science educator Aaron J. Fillo. So when OSU gave Fillo, the creator and host of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s "Lib Lab" educational video series, the chance to use its experimental 3-D metal printer, he had an idea of what to make: an alcohol-burning stove modeled on homemade camp stoves do-it-your-selfers make from cans.

Mark Your Calendar 

 Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative Workshop
Water is the foundation of life. But across the globe, water quality is being compromised as communities struggle with population growth, climate change, industrial and agricultural pollution, and other pressures. Ensuring a safe supply of this precious resource is a growing need worldwide, a need that could become the source of increasing geopolitical conflict. This workshop will bring together scholars from a diversity of disciplines — including academic faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers — whose work is directed toward maintaining, preserving, and improving clean and sustainable sources of water for human use.
Aug. 6-7 | Construction & Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center | Information and registration

Grad School Info Session
Is graduate school right for you? Please join us for light refreshments and a presentation by the OSU Graduate School covering the basics of graduate education. You will learn:
> The benefits of a graduate degree
> The basic admissions process and requirements
> How to pay for a graduate degree
Time for Q&A with Graduate School staff. All students, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.
Aug. 7 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Heckart Lodge Classroom

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
The summer symposium is open to OSU undergraduates in all academic colleges and of all class standings. Students conducting research this summer or have conducted research prior to this summer are encouraged to apply. Presentations will include two lightning talk sessions and a poster fair (Linus Pauling Science Center)! Open to the public.
Sept. 13 | 9 a.m. | Agricultural & Life Sciences Building, 4001

Graduate Defenses

"Gathering Information Rich Customer Needs for Inclusive Product Design" by Jessica Armstrong, candidate for Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Design). Major Professor: Dr. Rob Stone.
July 31 | 3 p.m. | Rogers 226


Entries are now being accepted for the 5th Annual HSPI Student Simulation Competition sponsored by FlexSim. Gather a team of four students (maximum) to solve a “real-world” healthcare situational case study using FlexSim’s simulation software. Your team could win the first place prize of $2,500! Each team will have approximately nine weeks to develop its solution for preliminary judging. Three teams will be chosen to compete in the finals in San Antonio, Texas at the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference Feb. 20-22, 2019. The winning team will be announced at the conference. Each of the three finalist teams will receive $1,250 for travel to the finals, cash awards, complimentary conference registration and certificates. For more details about the competition and entry parameters, go to the simulation competition web pageEntry forms for the competition are due no later than Sept. 28.

Looking for a way to impress employers and graduate schools? Apply now to present your research or creative work at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium! This exciting event will take place on September 13, 2018 and is open to all undergraduates.

There are two presentation options available:

  • 3-minute lightning talks
  • Poster presentations

The application can be found here: http://apli.oregonstate.edu/research/presentation-opportunities/summer-undergraduate-research-symposium

The deadline to apply is August 21st at 11:59pm. Once we have received all applications, we will provide additional details about the exact timing and location of the symposium. We will also be hosting workshops for those who would like help putting together their presentations. 

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

OMSI Science Communication Fellowship - OMSI is excited to announce that applications are now open for the fall cohort of the Science Communication Fellowship program held at OMSI in Portland. Applications for the fall Science Communication Fellowship cohort are due Monday, August 20. An online application (including the scholarship application) and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at https://omsi.edu/science-communication-services

Fall 2018 Product Lifecycle Management Intern at ON Semiconductor (Handshake #1757589)  - BS or MS in CS/CpE/IT/IE or related discipline 

Job Opportunities

Mechanical Engineer at ABM Equipment (Handshake #1761284)

Entry-level Mechanical Engineer – Northwest Metal Fab & Pipe, Inc.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is looking for an Industrial Engineering Technician in Yorkville, Illinois

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

The School of MIME at Oregon State University is conducting faculty searches in Design and Industrial Engineering. The positions are also posted on our Faculty and Staff Openings webpage. Note that our full consideration date is earlier this year—November 1st. A Robotics search is being conducted jointly with EECS as the host school; this position will be posted in the next few weeks. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Laboratory for Sustainable Manufacturing, Purdue University
A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly motivated individual with a background in green manufacturing. The individual will support the research activities of Prof. John W. Sutherland, Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University (engineering.purdue.edu/eee/). The successful candidate will engage in multidisciplinary research with graduate scholars and faculty from EEE and other academic units at Purdue. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarship related to manufacturing, and the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. The applicant should possess a Ph.D. (soon to be completed or recently completed) in Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Submit curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and two relevant publications to:
John W. Sutherland, Ph.D.
Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head
Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Purdue University
Potter Engineering Center, 500 Central Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
email: jwsuther@purdue.edu

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Systems and ControlsCalifornia Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, CA

Adjunct Instructor, Introductory Manufacturing ProcessesUniversity of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA 

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