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Robohub Podcast: Cassie, a Bipedal Robot for Research and Development, with Jonathan W. Hurst
In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Jonathan W. Hurst, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University and CTO and co-founder of Agility Robotics, about legged locomotion, about a bipedal robot, called “Cassie.” Hurst discusses Cassie’s design, what types of research questions Cassie should allow, and applications of walking robots, including package delivery.

Beaver Overdrive creates learning, internship opportunities [Daily Barometer]
Dedicated to helping students gain experience in thermal management principles early on in their undergraduate careers, Beaver Overdrive, a club in its first year, focuses on overclocking computers.

Two MIME students receive Engineering Four Change (E4C) Fellowships
Grace Burleson and Megan Richardson have been selected as E4C Fellows. Fellows in this program investigate and report on technologies that meet basic needs to improve the quality of life in underserved communities worldwide. With their help, E4C can offer normalized data on hundreds of products and services in their Solutions Library. Grace was selected as an Expert Fellow to mentor those working in the water, sanitation and energy sectors. Megan was selected as a Research Fellow in the sanitation sector. They will join 11 other Fellows and three Expert Fellows from nine countries around the globe.

Grace Burleson receives Clara L. Simerville Award for International Education
The award is given in honor of Simerville, professor emeritus of International Education and Foreign Student Counselor from 1955 to 1970, to an Oregon State University undergraduate or graduate student who has contributed to international understanding through personal relationships, scholarship and research, and involvement in campus or community organizations supporting international understanding. Grace is receiving dual Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and applied anthropology.

MIME student awarded Gilman International Scholarship
Declan Siewert, a mechanical engineering student, is one of 13 OSU students to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in summer and fall 2018, the U.S. Department of State announced. The scholarship will help Declan participate in the Atlantis Program, which allows students focusing on materials science to spend just over one year in Germany, studying at Saarlandes University.

Mark Your Calendar 

Seminar"Measuring the Unmeasurable: Quantifying Social Values for Decision Making," by Ean Ng, assistant professor and senior researcher, director of Engineering Management Program
In recent decades, there has been a surge in the demand for social and environmental accountability from the customers and the workforce. For many business entities, the impact on the bottom-line of the organization is still the main driver in their decision making process. In order to adapt to the need to balance social, environmental, and economic accountability, organizations need to be able measure the social and environmental impact in economic terms. This presentation provides a conceptual framework on how to measure social values from engineering economics perspectives. This will be illustrated through three current studies. The first is the use of safety culture assessment to predict the safety performance or an organization, the second research is using engineering economics to predict project failure, and the third research is creating a performance measurement system for non-profit organizations.
June 11 | 11:30 a.m. | Rogers 226

Seminar: "Designing Future Cad Workplaces: How "Holographic" User Experiences Can Augment Human Efficiency," by Raffaele de Amicis, associate professor of computer science
Over the last few years, disciplines such as Virtual & Augmented Reality, Computer Aided Design, and Human Factors, have undergone a profound evolution essentially driven by ever-increasing computational power and by availability of new hardware and software technologies. Arbitrary shaped non-flat displays, portable augmented reality glasses, micro-projection units, portable marker-less gesture tracking systems, increasingly accurate biometric sensors, and brain-machine interfaces are becoming commodities. Previously, these technologies, were only available in “Big” research labs, but are now entering the mainstream market causing a profound paradigm shift for the general public level. This means not only adapting old interaction schemas but it will call for the development of brand new interaction mechanisms that can account for complex technological ecosystem issues.
June 14 | 12:30 p.m. | Rogers 226

School of MIME Graduation Celebration
June 15 | 9:30 a.m. (Graduates check in at 8:00 a.m.) | LaSells Stewart Center

Oregon State University Commencement
June 16 | 10:30 a.m. | Reser Stadium

Graduate Defenses

"Process Optimization of Lead-Free Piezoelectric Thin Films Derived via Chemical Solution Deposition," by Madeline Bahmer, candidate for Master of Science in materials science. Major Professor: Dr. Brady J. Gibbons.
June 12 | 1 p.m. | Valley Library Room 1420


Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience: June 21 Sustainability Research Training for Students - Learn about tools and techniques from professionals in agencies, NGOs, and academica. Topics include: Green chemistry, Life cycle assessment, Pollution prevention, Energy efficiency. Register by June 17.

The Student Budget Advisory Council is a student group that serves in an advisory role to the University Budget Committee. The SBAC gives students the chance to engage with peers to  provide input, raise issues and ask questions about OSU’s tuition, fees, finances and budget priorities. The University Budget Committee, considers the student’s input an important part of tuition and budget decision processes. For more information and to apply to be a member, visit the Student Budget Advisory Council webpage. Deadline to apply, Friday, June 15, 2018.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

A research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL). This appointment will be served with the Western Ecology Division (WED) in Corvallis, Oregon. This project involves activities related to sustainable solutions and practices for safety and health and facility operations of laboratories and offices at the EPA WED. The participant will assist the Safety and Health Manager, Facility Manager, and the Program Operations team involving technical and analytical functions. https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3825

G&D Chillers seeks an Application Engineering Intern in the specialty of Application Engineering and Technical Sales . The perfect applicant will have a strong aptitude for thermodynamics, refrigeration load calculations, fluid flow calculations, and will be eager to learn about the interesting business segments we serve. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1625933/share_preview

Green Empowerment is seeking a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technical intern to support efforts to improve technical document development. https://www.greenempowerment.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2018-Technical-Intern-Description.pdf

Job Opportunities

Technical Services Engineer at Biotronik *Employer is accepting OPT/CPT* The Technical Services Engineer will be part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for primarily providing field personnel, customers, and patients timely and accurate information regarding the specifications and functions of BIOTRONIK’s portfolio of products. This position requires the combined skillsets of a Pacemaker device technician, technical writer, and Customer Service agent. While a background in the medical field, sciences, or engineering is necessary for this role, we will provide extensive and in-depth industry-specific training to ensure a high level of product understanding and proficiency in cardiac rhythm management. Note that this position is a customer-facing, sales-support position and excellent customer service skills are required to succeed. Apply in Handshake: https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1589801/share_preview

Summer opportunity for veterans: The U.S. Forest Service (Willamette & Siuslaw National Forests Supervisor’s Office) has a few vacancies in their Engineering seasonal workforce in McKenzie Bridge and Westfir. They are seeking non-competitive/direct appointment eligible (VRA / 30%+ disabled) veterans. Contact william.elfering@oregonstate.edu for more information.

InPipe Energy is inviting qualified candidates to apply for our Renewable Energy Engineering Leader position. As the Engineering Leader, you will be overseeing implementation of small scale hydroelectricity projects in urban areas across the globe. Details

College of Engineering Academic Tutors provide one-on-one support in specific subject areas, assist students in developing study strategies for particular courses, facilitate study group sessions, and provide test review sessions. Training and orientation are required to prepare students for this peer support position. http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/60997

The CIRE and Propulsion Laboratories are seeking undergraduate research assistants for the summer. Students should have hands-on experience with building, machining, or testing. Interested students should contact Dr. Blunck (David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu).

The CIRE and Propulsion Laboratories are looking for a student interested in maintaining the group's websites.  The desired attributes are experience with web pages (Drupal preferred, but not required), being a sophomore or junior in standing, and be able to work two hours a month.  Interested applicants should contact Dr. Blunck (David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu).

The College of Engineering seeks a Student Worker to support facility operations, space management, and the safety program. They will identify and investigate unused equipment in the College of Engineering for possible disposal, inventory and document space throughout the College of Engineering, and participate in the creation and dissemination of safety program information. This position will interact with all members of the OSU community and must possess great communication and interpersonal skills. Due to access to research spaces within the college, a high level of confidentiality will be expected. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/60864

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Lab Support Technologist to support research efforts related to physical vapor deposition process and atomic layer deposition (ALD). In this role, you will be contributing to a wide range of research and development projects creating coatings that have unique optical, tribological, electronic, or other functional properties. To apply, visit http://www.sandia.gov/careers/. Job ID: 662138 

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Assistant / Associate Professor
Rice University
Houston, TX
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering Graphics Technology (CAD) Instructor
York Technical College
Rock Hill, SC

Tenure-Track Robotics and Automated Manufacturing Instructor (2 Openings)
Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, NV
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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