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Robots without borders: Finding new ways to treat Ebola (Engineering Oud Loud)
Aid workers put their lives on the line to treat patients with Ebola. Can robots help make their jobs a little easier and allow more people to survive the disease? Bill Smart, professor of robotics at Oregon State University, is exploring how robots may be most useful during disease outbreaks.

Building Robots That Can Go Where We Go (IEEE Spectrum)
At Oregon State University’s Dynamic Robotics Laboratory, Jonathan Hurst leads a group of researchers seeking to identify the underlying principles of legged locomotion and to apply their discoveries to robots. In 2017, they unveiled Cassie, a bipedal platform we have sold to several research groups. Soon they will have a new robot ready to step out into the world: Digit has legs similar to Cassie’s, but it also features perception sensors and a pair of arms, which it will use for stability and, in the future, manipulation.

OSU-Cascades prof develops fracking wastewater treatment (KTVZ)
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.97 million to a researcher at Oregon State University-Cascades to develop a new technology to treat hydraulic fracturing wastewater and improve the public health and environmental impact concerns associated with untreated wastewater. The Department of Energy seeks to address that problem with an award to energy systems engineering professor Bahman Abbasi, who is working on developing a water extraction technology that is both portable and scalable, and also can be powered by solar or low-grade heat.

What to Expect in an Online Engineering Degree Program (US News & World Report)
In Oregon State University Ecampus' online master's program in engineering management, students take classes focusing on engineering more broadly as well as those teaching them valuable management skills. This degree can be a good option for those aspiring to become chief engineers or engineering managers, experts say.

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OPT (Optional Practical Training) Workshop: F-1 International Students
Join OIS and the Career Center for a workshop to learn about the requirements, process and timeline for your OPT authorization! We will also explore job search tools and discuss career search strategies. Room capacity is limited, register HERE to reserve your space.
Tuesday, March 5 | 3 to 4 p.m. | Johnson Hall 124

Internships Leading to a NASA Engineering Career
Come and hear from Claire Offer, a 2016 OSU Chemical Engineering graduate, is now an engineer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA. Claire works in the Propellants and Life Support division at Kennedy Space Center. Claire’s expertise is as helium and pressure systems engineer, working on pipelines and vessels filled with specialty cryogenics, high pressure gases, etc. Claire attended Oregon State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Minor in Spanish in 2016. During her undergraduate years, Claire worked for NASA, Boeing, and E. & J. Gallo Winery; she served as the president of OSU’s Society of Women Engineers as well as holding regional positions in SWE, and was a member of Phi Sigma Rho, an engineering sorority. Most recently, she was selected for a competitive fellowship program through Kennedy Space Center and is now studying to get her Master’s degree in Material Science and Engineering with a focus in Metallurgy at University of Central Florida (expecting to graduate in 2020). Outside of work, Claire is busy playing with her three dogs, planning her upcoming wedding, running, biking, boating, and riding all of the rides at Disneyworld! Pizza will be provided.
Wednesday, March 6 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Gilbert Hall 224

MIME Awards Banquet
Pi Tau Sigma (ME Honor Society) and Alpha Pi Mu (IME Honor Society), invite you to the MIME Awards Banquet, an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding faculty and exceptional seniors within our school. RSVP here. Students, submit your vote for faculty member of the year! Reward our great professors with the recognition they deserve. Please vote by Monday, February 18, at 5 p.m. - Faculty of the Year Vote.

Thursday, March 7 | 5:30 p.m. | Memorial Union, Horizon Room 49

“Think Like an Entrepreneur” Panel
Ever wondered what it would be like to start your own business? Meet several local entrepreneurs who are also OSU alumni and learn how they created their own unique career paths to success, including:
• President of Multnomah Falls Research (Fiber optic sensor technology)
• Founder of Venture Catalyst
• Owners of Calapooia Brewing
• CEO & Founder of McKenzie Worldwide (media relations company)
• Owner of Special Occasions-event planning company
Interested students RSVP.
Thursday, March 7 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Bexel Hall 214 Lounge

SME tour of Boeing
Come tour the Boeing Portland location with the OSU Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The tour will be Friday, March 8th at 9:30 am. We will be leaving the Rogers parking lot at 7:30 am to make it to Portland in time. All students welcome. Capacity is limited so sign up soon !
Fri., March 8 | 7:30 a.m.

MIME Distinguished Speaker: Matthew Mench, Ph.D - "Engineering High Performance Redox Flow Battery Systems"
The redox flow battery system has the potential to meet a portion of the growing global need for grid-level energy storage. These systems have decoupled energy storage and electrochemical generation among other advantages, which adds flexibility to the design and can integrate well with the emergent renewable infrastructure. In this talk, an overview of the potential applications for these systems will be given as well as an update on the speaker’s most recent research into all-vanadium redox flow batteries. A systematic progression through advanced diagnostics and computational modeling has been applied to these systems to greatly advance the state-of-the-art in terms of fundamental understanding, performance and durability which will be discussed. In particular, recent advances which greatly enhance the performance at high efficiency and low state of charge will be detailed. A new experimental test system designed to measure the complex and coupled transport of individual charged species through the ionic membrane will also be discussed.
Friday, March 8 | 1 p.m. | Rogers 226


  • REU Opportunity: Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber-Physical Systems: Software and Hardware Approaches at Tennesee Tech.
  • The College of Engineering is hiring for 2019-2020 Ambassadors! An informational session will be held on Wednesday, March 6th from 4-5pm in Johnson 219 for those who are interested. As an Ambassador, students will have the opportunity to get more involved with the College of Engineering through outreach, recruitment, current student support, and alumni relations. For more information, position requirements, and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/beacoeambassador. Please note: all applicants MUST be members of the Leadership Academy.


  • 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

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.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship opportunity for students majoring in robotics, manufacturing, or engineering. Argonne National Laboratory and other national laboratories will host undergraduate and graduate students participating in the development of technical, engineering, and advanced manufacturing technologies for future robotics. Application and Full Details: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EERE-Robotics-2019.

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Job Opportunities

ON Semiconductor seeks an Industrial Engineer in Pocatello, Idaho. Apply online at onsemi.com.

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.

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Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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