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Researchers at Oregon State study embers to help dampen the spread of wildfires [KMTR]
Researchers at Oregon State University are finding ways to detect areas that are most vulnerable to those spot fires by using embers from a handful of different trees to detect which ones burn the fastest, as well as how far the embers travel from their controlled burn sites.

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OSU Woodshop Projects is hosting several exciting music/sound performances and immersive installations by current students, alumni and faculty. Each event promises to challenge common perceptions of music and sound in various ways. Some projects create new sounds by fusing familiar genres, while others blend sound with visual art. Plus, the interactive installation of “Spider Harp” by Oregon State College of Engineering students and faculty. Inspired by the way in which spiders use vibrations to find prey within their webs, the "spider" at the center of the SpiderHarp measures the vibrations reaching each of its feet. By comparing the signals that reach the different feet, our system identifies the locations of strings being plucked on the web. In "direct mode", the audience can pluck the web, and directly hear these vibrations through an eight-speaker surround-sound installation. In "interpretive mode", the pluck locations are transformed into musical notes and sound effects, allowing the web to be treated as a musical instrument. The web will be available for audience interaction during the Fairbanks Galleries' opening hours from June 4-8, and Chet Udell will play a concert through the interpretive mode on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
June 4-8 | Fairbanks Gallery

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

"Swept time-space domain decomposition on GPUs and heterogeneous computing systems," by Daniel J. Magee, candidate for Master of Science in mechanical engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Kyle Niemeyer.
June 8 | 9 a.m. | Rogers 226

"Advancing Wind Systems Design through Optimization and Improved Modeling," by Annalise Miller, candidate for Master of Science in mechanical engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Bryony DuPont.
June 8 | 11 a.m. | Rogers 226

"The Use of Various Morphologies of Nanocellulose as Life Long Anodes of Sodium Ion Batteries," by Jenna Schardt, candidate for Master of Science in materials science. Major Professor: Dr. John Simonsen.
June 8 | 12:45 p.m. | Valley Library, Room 2035


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

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, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering -  Rice University, Houston, TX
Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management (SEEM) - University of North Carolina, Charlotte is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position #003754 at the assistant professor level in big data, data science and data analytics. We are primarily interested in the candidates with the domain expertise in one or more of the following areas: energy, healthcare, transportation, supply chain and financial services.

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