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Novel 3D silicone printing system wins innovation award
Osman Doğan Yirmibeşoğlu, a doctoral student in robotics whose startup company SiliPrin is backed by funding from Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator, recently won a TechConnect Innovation Award, which are given based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector. Innovations are submitted from global academic technology transfer offices, early-stage companies, small business innovative research (SBIR) awardees, and government and corporate research laboratories. Yirmibeşoğlu's technology is a novel 3D printer and printhead that allows for the printing of large and complex objects made with flexible silicone elastomers. The system can mix, extrude, and rapidly cure the elastomer in real time, in a way that both enables the printing of free standing shapes while also extending print time by avoiding clogging of the printhead. 

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Robotics Seminar: Some Understandings and New Designs of Convolutional and Recurrent Networks
Fuxin Li, assistant professor of computer science, will present recent work in trying to understand the well-known convolutional and recurrent networks and explore some new designs.
Fri., June 7 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 226

MIME Graduation Celebration
Fri., June 14 | 9:30 a.m. (graduates arrive by 8 a.m. for check-in) | LaSells Stewart Center

Graduate Defenses

"Exploring the Effectiveness of Providing Structured Design for the Environment Knowledge during the Conceptual Design Phase," by Donovan Ross, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Bryony DuPont.
June 3 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 226

"Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Wing Flutter Suppression via Distributed Propulsion," by Cole Anderson, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Roberto Albertani.
June 3 | 11 a.m. | Rogers 304

"The Function-Human Error Design Method (FHEDM)," by Nicolas F. Soria Zurita, candidate for Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Irem Y. Tumer. Co-Major Professor: Dr. H. Onan Demirel.
June 3 | 2 p.m. | Rogers 226

"Thermal and Aerodynamic Effects of Surface Roughness Patterns on Additive Manufactured Heat Sinks," by Sam Lundeen, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Joshua Gess.
June 4 | 8 a.m. | Rogers 226

"Deep Learning for Robotic Exploration," by Jeffrey Caley, candidate for Ph.D. in Robotics. Major Professor: Dr. Geoffrey Hollinger.
June 4 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 226

"Electrospray Deposition of Discrete Nanoparticles: Studies on Pulsed-Field Electrospray and Analytical Applications," by Matthew Kremer, candidate for Master of Science in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Vincent Remcho.
June 5 | 1 p.m. | Linus Pauling Science Center 402

"Turbulent Combustion Analysis of Large Hydrocarbon Fuels in a Reduced Pressure Environment," by Nathan E. Schorn, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. David L. Blunck.
June 6 | 4 p.m. | Furman 105


Call for abstracts: The College of Engineering will hold the second annual Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative Workshop on August 5 and 6, 2019 at the LaSells Stewart Center. The workshop will cover many topics related to clean water, from watershed management to the reuse of treated wastewater. Please consider submitting a poster abstract for the workshop athttps://tinyurl.com/2019CWabstracts. Submissions are due July 10.

Registration for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!
This symposium, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts, provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity.Oregon State undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work (including works in progress) are eligible to present. Students will be able to choose whether they would like to present a poster and/or a 3-minute lightning talk. We also invite students with artistic/creative projects and distance students to reach out so we can do our best to accommodate other presentation types. The deadline for registering is August 23 at 11:59 p.m. and the event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Thursday, September 19 (exact time and location TBA). Students can register at tinyurl.com/SURS2019.

Job Opportunities

Graduating? Don’t forget, you still have access to all these career resources:

  • Job Boards: You can use Handshake for nationwide job searching and applications. Account type should automatically be updated to alumni after graduation; contact the Career Center if you have any issues logging in. 
  • Events: Our events, including career expos that happen in Corvallis, Ore., every term and draw hundreds of employers from across the Northwest and the nation, are open to alumni. You can find these events, as well as online panels and webinars on Handshake under “Events”.
  • Webinars: Check out frequent webinars and videos about professional development offered by the Oregon State Alumni Association
  • Appointments: Recent graduates can make in-person and phone appointments with their college-specific career advisor through Handshake, for up to one year. P
  • Please contact the Career Development Center (career@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-4085) with any additional questions!

Continuous Composites seeks a Computational Mathematics and Mechanics Engineer (MS/PhD ME, Comp. Mech.) and a Control Systems Engineer (BS/MS ME, Robotics). At Continuous Composites we own the earliest granted patent on Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D™). We are revolutionizing the composites manufacturing industry by removing the need for expensive molds and autoclaves. We print with materials like Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass and Kevlar. Our technology allows us to also embed functionality with Copper Wire for embedded Circuits, Fiber Optics for embedding sensing and machine learning and even Nichrome Wire for embedding heaters.

The Design Engineering Lab is looking for interested students to apply for an undergraduate research position. The Design Engineering Lab focuses on improving ways in which engineered products and systems are designed. Their research specifically focuses on designing robust complex engineered systems using a complex networks approach. Students should have taken linear algebra, have basic programming knowledge and be able to write scripts in Matlab. Student should also be willing to learn other programming languages. Interested student should email Hannah Walsh (walshh@oregonstate.edu) with a brief description of their academic background (major, year, potentially relevant coursework, relevant clubs/activities, etc.) and why they are interested in doing research with the Design Engineering Lab.

There is an opening in John Parmigiani's Prototype Development Lab for a master’s degree student. The position is guaranteed fully funded for two years. Research will consist of designing and prototyping several consumer product concepts (at least two) and  likely establishing a pathway for mass manufacturing. In addition to resources at Oregon State, resources at the industry consortium organization OMIC will be available (https://www.omic.us) and used by the student.  The position will also involve interaction with the project sponsor, a highly successful business owner. The position requires a mature and highly motivated student with a good undergraduate GPA capable of working effectively with a variety of people (OSU faculty, OMIC personnel, the sponsor, regional manufacturers, etc) and learning new technical concepts.  A key part of this degree program will be learning and experiencing how to take a concept idea and transform it to a consumer product. The master’s degree program will begin in summer 2019.  The ideal candidate will be able to begin work part-time this term as an undergraduate student. Please respond to john.parmigiani@oregonstate.edu directly if you are interested in applying or have questions regarding this outstanding and rather unique opportunity.

Oregon State is utilizing Handshake as the central job and internship database. Please visit Handshake and create an account to access these opportunities.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Engineering Education is accepting applications to hire 2 or 3 Postdoctoral Fellows who are self-motivated, ready to engage in Engineering Education research. The overall mission of the research endeavor is to advance the understanding of, and create new knowledge applicable to, the following areas within engineering education: Epistemologies, Learning Mechanisms, Learning Systems, and Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Assessment. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assist with grant management; proposal preparation; data collection and analysis; and manuscript preparation. If warranted, may be asked to attend professional conferences and meetings.

Assistant Research Professor, Materials Research InstitutePenn State 

Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Memphis 

Assistant, Associate, Professor in Renewable Energy ProgramImam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia 

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