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Hollinger Wins CAREER Award
Geoff Hollinger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal entitled “Topological Planning in Information Space for Intelligent Robotic Systems,” which outlines his research plan to develop transformative algorithms for autonomous robotic systems.

DOE awards $6 million in wind energy research projects (Windpower Engineering & Development)
Three projects will receive $2.5 million to develop and validate pre- and post-construction monitoring and mitigation solutions for the offshore wind environment to ease regulatory barriers to deployment. Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon will design, build, and test an autonomous monitoring system to accurately detect avian and bat collisions with offshore wind turbines. The system will combine microphones and 360º cameras with analysis software to detect and verify impacts.

OSU-Cascades professor tackles fracking water (The Bulletin)
Bahman Abbasi, an assistant professor of energy systems engineering at OSU-Cascades, received $2.97 million from U.S. Department of Energy to spearhead a team that will develop a portable device designed to treat gray water created by hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking.

Root Engineers Partners with Oregon State University - Cascades College of Engineering for Capstone Design Project (EIN Newsdesk)
Root Engineers, the cannabis-focused division of ColeBreit Engineering firm, partnered with Bend dispensary company, Tokyo Starfish, to sponsor a Capstone Design Project for Oregon State University - Cascades College of Engineering. The project, “Cannabis Transpiration Quantification, Validation, and Cost Benefit Analysis,” had engineering students research and evaluate methods of estimating transpiration rates in cannabis plants. The Capstone Design Project is part of the Energy Systems Engineering Program at the OSU College of Engineering’s School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

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Advising Graduate Students - Workshop
ON HACKING THE JOB MARKET With Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder and president of The Professor Is In. Dr. Karen Kelsky will cover how to target positions and prepare application materials, including cover letters, CVs/resumes, and other requested statements, plus the interview process and negotiating job offers. Registration required at https://beav.es/ZUZ.
Tuesday, April 2 | 1:30 to 3 P.M. | MU Horizon Room & live webinar

Oregon State University Seventh Annual Representing Masculinities Conference
Please join us in our Seventh Annual Representing Masculinities Conference (RMC) Saturday, April 13 at Oregon State University’s Learning Innovation Center. The primary objective of the conference is to cultivate meaningful conversations about healthy, responsive masculinities to inspire empathy, action, and self-reflection. This year’s conference theme is A Messy Process. Come enjoy a day of workshops, panel discussions, presentations, a keynote, our iREP talent show, and more that explore topics and ideas of masculinities in our communities. If you are interested in attending, presenting (conference), or performing (iREP) you can find the links below to register. Registration is FREE!

Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show
Robots are becoming more present in our everyday lives, but almost no one has seen robots like this before...join Jon the Robot (a robotic stand-up comedian) and some of our favorite nerdy, scientific, and autonomous performers for an evening of comedy, music, dance, and visual art. Acts will include stand-up comedy from Jon the Robot, Naomi Fitter of Oregon State's CoRIS Institute, Ginger the Robot, Sarah Hagen of Oregon State's Math Department, and The Irrelevant Podcast. Musical performances from the SpiderHarp and dance performances from the robot aquarium will help to keep the evening lively and vibrant.
Friday, April 19 | 7:00pm | Majestic Lab Theatre | Tickets: $10

Note: Accompanying that show, Fitter will be installing a robotic art piece in The Majestic Theater's gallery. This drawing robot will be accompanied by other robots or robot-generated art pieces from April 15th to April 19th. This gallery will be part of the April Corvallis Art Walk. This same art robot will also be making an appearance starting next week in Fairbanks Hall's Woodshop gallery (found in the basement of the building). The robot will be installed there from March 11th to March 22nd as part of the ongoing student sculpture exhibit there. This just happens to be during the March Corvallis Art Walk, so we'll be part of this art walk as well.

Spring 2019 HWeekend: Iron Chef Edition
You are invited to attend our Spring 2019 HWeekend event the weekend of April 13-14, 2019. This event allows participants to use lots of modern tools to make exciting and interesting prototypes in only 30 hours! The event is free to participants but space is limited, so sign up ASAP! This event will be in partnership with the Inventors Enterprise club, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business. Our theme will be HWeekend: Iron Chef Edition. For this event, a secret ingredient will be provided that must be used in a meaningful way in the final prototype; beyond that, what you make is up to you!

Barry-Wehmiller Info Session
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Johnson Hall 219
Barry-Wehmiller is hiring for full time ME, ChE, and EECS positions in their Portland and Seattle offices! Bring your resumes and come chat with recruiters about opportunities with this org. Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc. is a leading Engineering, Systems Integration, and IT consulting firm, capable of providing complete operating solutions for consumer products, life sciences, and other industrial sectors. Design Group provides engineering, project management, regulatory compliance, and other technology services to the world’s leading companies. Our organization is staffed by over 1,400 engineering and technical specialists, operating from over 40 global offices in the US and India. For more information, go to www.barrywehmiller.com and visit our CEO Bob Chapman’s blog at www.trulyhumanleadership.com.

Graduate Defenses

"Design for Clean Technology Adoption: Application of Discrete Choice Analysis and the Theory of Planned Behavior for Development Engineering," by Mohammad H. Pakravan, Candidate for PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. MacCarty.
Tuesday, March 19 | 12:00 pm | Rogers 342


College of Engineering Ambassador Applications
The College of Engineering Ambassador Applications are due THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 22. This is a great way to get more involved with the College of Engineering through outreach, recruitment, current student support, and alumni relations. The application is available at: http://bit.ly/beacoeambassador. Applicants MUST be a member of the Leadership Academy to apply, so if you are not yet a member, both your Leadership Academy and Ambassador Applications are due at this time. If you have any questions, please send an email to coe.ambassadors@oregonstate.edu.

NSBE March Madness Event
The National Society of Black Engineers is hosting a fundraiser to help with our outreach to middle and high school students. It is a March Madness bracket challenge (no talent needed, only guess the right picks). It is $5 to register and you can win a $25 Amazon gift card + money from the pool. ANYONE can participate as long as they are registered (cross-country play) before the tourney starts Thursday March 21st. Easy to register, create a FREE ESPN account and you will be accepted into the group.

New graduate minor in Ergonomics
The Graduate Minor in Ergonomics is for masters and doctoral level students who seek additional formal training and mentoring in ergonomic practice. Students pursuing a Minor in Ergonomics must include at least one Environmental and Occupational Health faculty member on their committee. This faculty member must be engaged in the development of the student’s Program of Study and in the case of doctoral students, their dissertation research; therefore, it is recommended that this faculty member be identified early in the doctoral program. As one of the core courses required for this minor will be offered in Spring 2019: H590 Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics.

Grad 570: Translating Research to Innovation
Spring Term 2019, Thursdays 3-4:50 pm
Do you want to maximize the impact of your research? Do you want to gain valuable workplace skills to become a T-shaped professional? GRAD 570 is a graduate level, 2-credit course available to all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduate students at OSU. This course harnesses the pioneering program Lens of the Market® developed by ecosVC Founder and OSU Professor of Practice Dr. Judith Giordan and uses the student’s own graduate research as the basis for assignments throughout the term. The outcomes from this course will act as a basis to inform the student’s individual career choices and serve as an opportunity for gaining skills in team interaction and complex problem solving.

Be a part of an important research study!
Researchers from the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University are planning to do a study measuring how different seat suspensions attenuate exposure to whole body vibration and affect biomechanical exposures and postural stability. We hope the results of this study will help us evaluate the current designs and potentially lead to the identification of additional design modifications to further promote occupational health of drivers. You will be asked to sit on different truck/tractor seats while field-measured vibration data are played on a vibration platform for 4 experimental sessions. You will be paid for being in this research study at a rate of $16/hour. If you complete all the 4 sessions, your compensation will be approximately $384 (4 days X 6 hours X $16). If you are interested in participating in the study or just want more information, please contact Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab: oeblab@gmail.com or 737-3640.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program
The goal of the Distinguished Staff Fellowship Program is to identify and develop future ORNL leaders in science and technology. The Program offers early-career scientists and engineers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conduct world-class research at a premier institution, providing generous support as the Fellows initiate long-term careers at the Laboratory. Applicants must have received their doctoral degree in a science or engineering field before their start date and can be no more than five years beyond receiving their highest technical degree at the date of application submission. Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019.

Hardware Product Sprint (HPS) - Google
HPS is a program for students interested in the technical side of hardware development. In this 12-week program, students partner with a hardware engineer to build their own technical project and learn about the technical opportunities available in consumer electronics. Google's Hardware Product Sprint will introduce you to the product development process for consumer electronics by challenging you to design and build your own product. Mechanical Engineering: The course will introduce mechanical design concepts to create a high volume manufacturable product. This includes initial concept development, prototyping and device assembly.

Registration for 2019 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) now open
CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. The deadline for registering for CUE is Friday, April 19th at 5:00 PM.


  • WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in information technology and other STEM fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments. Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology. Learn more. The Women in Technology Scholarship is a pilot program made possible through generous donations to the Zonta International Foundation. You will find the more details and the application on the Zonta web site.
  • Nominations are now being accepted for the Eric & Janice Hoffman Scholarship to support undergraduate COE students who are in financial need as they near degree completion. We are pleased to announce that students may now self-nominate, or be nominated by faculty, advisors, or staff. The nomination form is available online: Hoffman Scholarship Nomination Form.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Scientist Intern
Voxtel is seeking a Scientist Intern to assist our Senior Scientists in research developing new nanotechnology applications. The work involves basic research in new applications of physics, inorganic, and organic chemistry as well as straightforward physical and mental tasks in support of that research. Prefer grad students in Physics, Engineering, or Chemistry. Assist the Voxtel Nano scientists with the creation and execution of experiments in support of the commercialization of technology in our portfolio (nanotaggants, 3D printed gradient refractive index optical structures, DNA nanoparticle nano to macro assembly, thermo-electric devices, and photonic detectors). To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Paul Harmon, Vice President of Nanotechnology R&D, Voxtel, Inc (ATAMI Building, HP Campus), 1110 Northeast Circle Boulevard, Corvallis, OR 97330; paulh@voxtel-inc.com.

Virtual Student Federal Service
Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections? Through the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program, students can work on projects that advance the work of government on multiple fronts. Projects include helping counter violent extremism, strengthening human rights monitoring, developing virtual programs, engaging in digital communications, mapping, economic and political reporting, data analysis, graphic design, and app building.

MSI Sponsored-Summer 2019 Internships
The Marine Studies Initiative is pleased to announce MSI Sponsored-Summer 2019 Internships. These internships are available along the Oregon Coast and available to OSU students from any major. The areas of focus include arts, science filmmaking, whale research, engineering, tourism, and education, policy and outreach. Group housing is provided as well as a stipend of up to $6,100. Please see our website for more details. The application can be found here. The application requires a cover letter, resume, two recommendation letters, and unofficial transcripts. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.

A sampling of recently opened internships from Handshake. Login to see details and create your own saved searches to customize your internship search.

  • 2528528 R&D Mechanical Engineer Intern at Agilent Technologies
  • 2530747 Quality Control Engineering Internship at CalPortland
  • 2517717 Home Environment Engineering Intern at Helen of Troy
  • 2523697 Consumer Affairs & Warranty Process Improvement Intern at Kia Motors America, Inc.
  • 2523839 Connected Car Intern at Kia Motors America, Inc.
  • 2523905 Product Quality Intern at Kia Motors America, Inc.
  • 2530526 Intern, Mechanical Engineering at Littelfuse, Inc.
  • 2515098 ORNL Life Cycle Energy Systems Modeling Analysis Post-Master's Research Associate at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  • 2518002 Cathodic Protection Systems at ORISE Department of Defense Programs
  • 2529685 2019 Summer Research Opportunities at USAMRICD at ORISE Department of Defense Programs
  • 2530497 USACE-CERL - Summer Research Internship Opportunities at ORISE Department of Defense Programs
  • 2532335 Control System Development for Autonomous Vehicles ORISE Department of Defense Programs
  • 2527595 Internship - Benchmarking - Summer 2019 at PACCAR
  • 2514014 Product Design Intern - 3408 at Productive Resources
  • 2517225 Assembly Process Engineering, Intern at Qorvo

Job Opportunities

Opening for BS ME - Mayfield Renewables
Mayfield Renewables is a small, dynamic company providing leading design, educational, consulting and engineering services for PV systems of all sizes. We are located in Corvallis, OR and looking to add a full-time, experienced PV professional to our growing team. The ideal candidate will have experience in both commercial and residential PV designs and installations. Responsibilities: prepare ready-for-construction drawings and utility interconnection documents for PV systems; communicate with contractors and AHJs on drawing requirements; manage multiple projects simultaneously; perform commissioning and O&M services; provide permitting and installation admin support for clients throughout the job process.

Engineering internship in Marine Studies - with MIME professor/OSU Prototype Development Lab
We are looking for a motivated, outgoing OSU undergraduate student with mechanical skills and interests to assist with improving the operation and efficiencies of sampling devices and equipment used in field research conduced with a team of researchers on the ecology and population dynamics of deep burrowing shrimp that occur in Oregon estuaries. The research will be conducted primarily on the Hatfield Marine Science Campus. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.

Engineering Job Club (Online Version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, one more thing just got added to your to-do list: find a job. Wondering how to fit that in with classes, capstone projects and everything else? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the process down into manageable chunks. This series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Series begins April 8th, but students are welcome to jump in at any time. Register today in Handshake: Engineering Job Club

Now Hiring: COE Student Career Assistants
The College of Engineering is seeking energetic students to join the COE Career Assistant Team in the 2019-2020 academic year! Career Assistants support the mission and services of the College of Engineering and the Career Development Center by providing peer advising, assisting in the coordination of campus programs and events, and working collaboratively with staff, alumni and employers. Apply online by March 25: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/72994.

Student job opening for IT Technician: MIME IT is hiring for one Student IT Technician to assist in supporting the technology in the College of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing. This includes hardware, software, wireless, network, and some server support. Please apply online at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/62853.

Here is a sampling of recently opened jobs from Handshake. Login to see details. Create your own saved searches to optimize your job search.

  • 2514565 Solution Consultant, Professional Services Organization at Dassault Systèmes
  • 2514574 Solution Consultant, Professional Services Organization at Dassault Systèmes
  • 2505064 Mechanical Designer at Cundiff Engineering, Inc.
  • 2515511 Test Manager at AI Signal Research, Inc.
  • 2520439 Quality and Reliability Engineer at TE Connectivity
  • 2521913 Management Trainee (Ops, Engineering, Supply Chain) at J.R. Simplot Company
  • 2524448 Account Development Sales Engineer at Luscombe Engineering
  • 2418375 Electrical Engineer I at Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.
  • 2524912 Roboticist at Universal Logic
  • 2525339 Hydronic Heating and HVAC - Technical Sales at Proctor Sales, Inc.
  • 2518919 Manufacturing Engineer I at Weld Genie, a Terex Brand
  • 2523485 AV HD Mapping Engineer at WaveSense
  • 2526133 Operations Research Postdoctoral Research Associate - 13084 at Idaho National Laboratory - Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
  • 2533356 Engineering Development Program - Mechanical at L&T Technology Services

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Georgia Southern University
The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Materials Processing and Material Science. This position is located on the Savannah-Armstrong campus. Screening of applications begins 25 March 2019.

Faculty Positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department - University of California Davis
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California Davis invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in these areas: 1) Multibody & System Dynamics, and 2) Machine Design & Robotics. Multi-Body & System Dynamics: The Department has long-standing research strengths in multi-body & system dynamics, with applications to alternative powertrain and vehicle dynamics, manufacturing automation, biomechanics, space vehicle design, and autonomous/remotely-operated systems. Mechanical Design & Robotics: Mechanical design and robotics are core areas of research focus in the Department. These fields are concerned with the design and integration of mechanical components with power sources, sensors and actuators, and software to reliably accomplish complex tasks. Applications may include (but are not limited to) design of machines and equipment, novel manufacturing systems, field applications of robotics such as in automated highway maintenance, robotic vehicles and autonomous systems, use of unmanned aerial vehicles, and space applications of robotics.

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