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March 10, 2014

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This Week's Features

White House Backs Digital Manufacturing Initiative

MIME's Design Engineering Laboratory has been chosen as one of the key partners in a new Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, a $70 million White House initiative aiming to influence the future US manufacturing.  The UI Labs in Chicago, Ill., will be the lead institution, which is also expected to attract $250 million in support from other academic, industry and government organizations. Collectively, about 70 academic and industry participants hope to revolutionize the way that things get built. Key industry investors in the new project include General Electric, Rolls-Royce, Procter & Gamble, Dow, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Boeing, Deere, Caterpillar, Microsoft, Illinois Tool Works and PARC. Thousands of small and mid-sized companies will also be involved, and also our regional industries, includes such companies as Daimler Trucks, Blunt, PCC Structurals, ESCO, Intel, Xerox and HP.


Robotics Earns NSF Funding for Undergrad Research

Oregon State University has earned funding for a National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates Site. The 10-week REU program "Robots in the Real World" will run from June 16-August 24 in Corvallis. The summer program will select ten students to pursue research projects with MIME Robotics faculty.  


Portland Grad Research Expo Winners

More than 150 students from Schools of MIME and CCE presented posters at last week’s 2014 Graduate Research Expo that attracted area industry partners and alumni. We are all really excited by the first-run of this event, but perhaps none more than the MIME grand prize winner of an iPad Air  -- Raschelle Barkume. Barkume, advised by Dr. Kenneth Funk, presented “UI Design for the Modern Soldier - Designing Relevant, Intuitive User Interfaces for Complex Laser Targeting Systems.” We look forward to future expos for our students, and please see below the complete list of MIME winners.

People’s Choice: Blake Boren, “Model Predictive and Integral Error Tracking Control of a Vertical Axis Pendulum Wave Energy Converter,” advised by Dr. Belinda Batten.

3rd Place: Meisam Shir Mohammadi, “Characterization of high temperature fatigue crack growth for nickel base superalloy haynes 282,” advised by Drs. John Nairn and John Simonsen.

2nd Place: Adam Brown, “The Measurement and Identification of Breaking Waves with a spherical buoy,” advised by Dr. Robert Paasch.

1st Place: Hoda Mehrpouyan, “Framework For Safety & Reliability Analysis of Complex Systems During The Early Engineering Design Process,” advised by Dr. Irem Tumer.

Grand Prize: Raschelle Barkume, “UI Design for the Modern Soldier - Designing Relevant, Intuitive User Interfaces for Complex Laser Targeting Systems,” advised by Dr. Kenneth Funk.


Graduating Seniors – Fill Out Participation Surveys!

The April deadline for OSU graduation registration is fast approaching. Students who want to participate in the June 2014 ceremony should complete the survey. For the MIME ceremony on June 13, graduating seniors should also complete the MIME Commencement Survey, even if you do not plan to attend the MIME Commencement. Finally, visit the scheduler link to book an appointment for a senior picture. The photos are taken in Rogers 304.

Mark Your Calendar

Pro-School Application Workshop No. 2

WHO:  Anyone planning to apply to Pro for fall 2014  |  WHEN:  Wed., March 12, 4-5pm  |  WHERE: Owen 101  |  WHAT:  Facilitated by Head Advisors from various Engineering departments, the workshop will give you information about how and when to apply, and what to expect from the process.

DETAILS: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/hubbub/2014/02/28/engineering-pro-school-application-workshop/


MECOP/CECOP Application Workshop

WHO:  Anyone planning to apply to MECOP/CECOP in April  |  WHEN:  Tues., March 11, 4-5pm  |  WHERE: Owen 102  |  WHAT:  Representatives from MECOP/CECOP will present information about their program and the application/selection process.  Applications are due April 10th!

DETAILS: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/hubbub/2014/02/28/mecop-application-workshop/


“The Celebrated Developing Frog of Allegheny County”

Dr. William Messner will present “The Celebrated Developing Frog of Allegheny County and Other Sketches,” discussing successes with the embryos of Xenopus laevis for chemical patterning of cell identity and guided cell movements. Messner uses microfluidics to control the spatiotemporal chemical environment in order to investigate signaling and response in developing tissue. Messner is the John R. Beaver Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University.

MIME Seminar |  Fri., March 14, 3 pm  |  Covell 221

Disclaimer: This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


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Join COE in Messaging OSU’s First Lady

COE is bringing the spirit of beaver engineering to OSU's First Lady, Beth Ray, who does not get much opportunity to visit campus anymore. Everyone is welcome to participate in this video -- we will have one student say a brief message, followed by an all-college cheer for Beth. Come for the 9 am meet-up at Kearney Hall on Thurs., March 13.

ASM International Annual Student Night in Portland

The Oregon Chapter of ASM International will hold its annual student night event on Tues., April 15, at the University of Portland. As a part of the event, ASM holds a student presentation competition with cash prizes for the top three presenters. The event includes dinner for the students, and there are both graduate and undergraduate divisions. Oregon State traditionally does very well, winning several prizes most years -- help us continue the tradition!  Abstracts are due by April 8, but if the response is large, presenters will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.


IIE Conference in Montreal, Application Process

The Oregon State IIE Student Chapter will be attending the 2014 IIE Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada on May 31 - June 3, 2014. T If interested, please carefully read the following information about the application process. The current plan is to fly out Tuesday evening May 27, and return Tuesday evening June 3. If chosen for this trip, applicant needs to register for the conference and fill out an accountability document.

Deadline to apply: 5 pm Fri., March 14.

Student Cost: Students will cover their $250 (before April 6) conference fee and food for the trip, and $34.99 for a Nike polo. Club will cover: Travel cost and housing.

Application Process: Need to be a registered IIE national member. All IIE members interested in attending the conference need to write a one-page document answering the questions outlined in the IIE Annual Conference application.


Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

  • NEW Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Rusnak Scholarship. This $2700 scholarship is reserved for a female student focused on a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, and offers $900 per quarter to help cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies charged to a recipient's account at either Linn Benton Community College or Oregon State University. For LBCC/OSU degree partnership students, the total payment can be divided between the two institutions. Applications are due April 4.
  • The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply, and a list of participating laboratories, are available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs web site. Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu.

Job and Internship Opportunities


The US Postal Service is seeking highly motivated and qualified Operations Industrial Engineers (OIEs). This is a great opportunity for those with specific skill sets to enter the Postal Service and help it re-engineer how mail is collected, processed, and delivered to the American public. How to apply Visit www.usps.com/employment. Search for “engineer” jobs. Deadline for applications is March 12, and there are more than 100 positions available.


These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings.

  • Barry-Wehmiller Design Group in Portland, Ore., seeks an entry-level project engineer. Responsibilities include project execution including line layout engineering, vendor/contractor management, equipment procurement, schedule management, project finances, site management and installation support. The application deadline is Mar. 15. (Beaver JobNet ID 26664)
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group seeks a Test Engineer - Powertrain Development at its Portland, Oregon, location. Applications are accepted until March 16. (Beaver JobNet ID 27099)
  • Georgia-Pacific seeks an entry-level engineer. The hire will be placed into one of the following roles: Process Engineering, Project Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Process Control Engineering or Research and Development. The application deadline: March 20. (Beaver JobNet ID 27584)
  • Roseburg Forest Products seeks a Controls & Automation Engineer for Manufacturing automation and controls engineering for multiple large manufacturing facilities. This position will report to central engineering and will perform all aspects of automation design and implementation. The application deadline is March 21.  (Beaver JobNet ID 27140)
  • Ball Aerospace is accepting application for its internship program (paid) until March 25. The company produces spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. (Beaver JobNet ID 2669)
  • Near Space Corporation seeks a UAS flight test engineer at its Tillamook, Ore., location. Applications are accepted until March 26. (Beaver JobNet ID 25959)
  • Fahrenheit IT Staffing and Consulting seeks an Industrial Engineer for their client in the health care sector. The position is in Portland, Oregon, or Spokane, Washington. Application deadline: April 2. (Beaver JobNet ID 27670)
  • Carestream in White City, Oregon, seeks a Systems Technician with Carestream Health’s Dry Film Coating Group. The person in this position will provide technical support for the Process and Product Engineering groups. Application deadline is April 21.  (Beaver JobNet ID 26170)
  • Dyno Nobel is seeking two interns at its St Helens, Oregon, location for the summer, preferably in the discipline of chemical or mechanical engineering. Application Deadline: April 25. (Beaver JobNet ID 27341)
  • Target Corp. seeks a Systems Engineer at its Albany, Oregon, location supporting the distribution center's production, focusing operational performance for equipment such as conveyors, sortation systems, scanners, cameras, depalletizers, print and apply systems, ASRS cranes, material handling robots, and SCADA devices and programs. The application deadline is April 28.  (Beaver JobNet ID 26861)
  • Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor manufacturer, seeks manufacturing and industrial engineering candidates for nationwide positions. The application deadline is May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25174)
  • Safeway seeks applicants to its summer paid internship in manufacturing internship. Applications are accepted until May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25386)


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • The College of Engineering & College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure, tenure-track, or tenured position at the Assistant/Associate level commencing Fall 2014. The posting is open until filled.
  • NEW The College of Engineering at The University of Akron is inviting applications for the position of Design Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Candidates must possess a doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline. The rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) will match the experience. apply, please visit www.uakron.edu/jobs and refer to Design Professor Position  #8252. Review of applications begins immediately.
  • Prairie View A&M University Department of Mechanical Engineering  is looking for candidates for two tenure-track faculty positions 1) Mechanical Design; and 2) Dynamic Systems and Control.
  • California State University, Sacramento has an opening for a tenure-track professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Apply by March 15 for full consideration.
  • The Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University invites applications for a Visiting Stocker Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department The position will last for a period of up to two years. Apply by March 17.
  • Lamar University has an opening for an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering beginning Fall 2014. For full consideration submit application materials by March 15.
  • South Dakota State University has an opening for two assistant professors of Mechanical Engineering. For full consideration submit application materials by March 21.
  • The Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology is looking to hire an assistant professor, with a planned fall 2014 start date. Review of applications begins April 1.
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