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  • Modified, 3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, soft robots
    Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots. The advance by a team within the college’s Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute paves the way toward the 3D printing of tall, complicated structures with a highly conductive gallium alloy.

  • Student kombucha startup wins $35K at Oregon State pitch competition 
    Student startup Intea Kombucha won $35,000 in cash and prizes Tuesday night at Oregon State University's second annual "Next Great Startup" pitch competition. One of the founders, Rodrigo Valle Eguren, is a graduate student in the School of MIME. 
  • OSU-Cascades engineering students create Nordic track lights
    Students in OSU-Cascade's energy systems engineering program are finishing their capstone project, and it's said to be the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

Mark Your Calendar

  • "Design and Manage Biomechanical Uncertainty" - Simon Hsiang, Ph.D., Department Chair, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
    The occupational biomechanics aims to understand the mechanics of human bodies in complex systems, and the challenge is to provide the in-situ evidence reflecting the human behaviors in the system of interest under different anthropometical, psychophysical and psychosocial constraints.  This talk describes the fundamental and conceptual aspects of the biomechanical uncertainty. 
    March 5 | 10-11 a.m. | Rogers 226

  • The Feminist Scientist with Dr. Sharyn Clough
    Join OSU's Women in Policy on International Women's Day for a talk and discussion with Dr. Sharyn Clough on why feminism and science are better together and increasing objectivity through bias detection. Free and open to all. Coffee and treats provided.
    March 8 | 10 a.m. | Asian & Pacific Cultural Center

  • School for Field Info Session
    The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers hands-on, field-based learning and research programs in eight countries around the world. As an SFS student you’ll be out in diverse and incredible ecosystems, participating in groundbreaking research and translating what you’ve learned into impactful action. Pizza provided!
    March 8 | 12 p.m. | Cordley Hall 3030

  • Friday Snack & Study Sessions:  Have homework to work on? Worried about MECOP? Want to get a dose of schadenfreude listening to upperclassmen complain about capstone? Come to the Friday Snack & Study Sessions, hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers! We'll bring snacks and MIME seniors, you bring your homework, and questions. Open to all engineering majors! Connect with SME and find other events on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonStateSME/
    Fridays | 2-5 p.m. | Dearborn 119 Study Lounge

  • KEC Maker Faire
    Showcase or view personal projects at the Maker Faire. To win prizes for your design, sign up  by  scanning  the  QR  code or going to the website provided.  FREE REFRESHMENTS will be provided. Bring a friend, vote on the best projects, and learn about something new.
    March 14-15 |  Kelley Engineering Center

Graduate Defenses

MIME Faculty Candidate Seminars

  • Advance Manufacturing
    • Ali Tabei, Ph.D., Sr. Engineer I, R&D, ATI Specialty Materials & Research Affiliate, Georgie Institute of Technology
      "Materials-Affected Manufacturing: Integration of Process Mechanics and Materials"
      Friday, March 9 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Rogers 226

    • Ashley Bucsek, Ph.D. Candidate, Colorado School of Mines
      "Elucidating Deformation Processes in Shape Memory Alloys Using 3D X-Ray Diffraction"
      Thursday, March 22 | 10 - 11 a.m. | Rogers 226


  • ITERATE: workshop series for potential entrepreneurs – Do you have a startup idea? The OSU Advantage Accelerator is now accepting applications for its Iterate program, which begins April 3rd. OSU students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to apply. The four-week workshops series guides participants in evaluating and developing their entrepreneurial ideas. Click here to find additional information and apply.

  • SPRING 2018 Humanitarian Engineering Courses - No prerequisites
    On campus:
    HEST 320 Engineering for Global Health Solutions, Bacc Core STS. More details.  
    HEST 241: Household Energy in Guatemala Background — this is the 1-credit prep course for Dr. Nordica MacCarty’s field course that is traveling in September.
    HEST 412/512 Multidisciplinary Case Studies in Humanitarian Engineering, Sci & Tech - Bacc Core STS. More details.

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI) is seeking to fill one part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Operations Assistant position. Duties will include routine to complex administrative tasks in support of ATAMI’s operational mission to administer a safe and secure facility that provides state-of-the-art processes and skills to academic and industry users. Please see OSU Human Resources Posting #P03184SE.  Closes March 9.

  • The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI) is seeking to fill one part-time (maximum of 20 hours a week) Student Machine Shop Assistant position. Duties will include Machine Shop operations such as user training on the safe use of Machine Shop equipment and maintenance of tooling and general facility support. Please see OSU Human Resources Posting #P03336SE.  Closes March 19.

  • Materials Management (Campus Recycling and Surplus Property) have multiple job openings in IT, online sales, warehouse work, refurbishing, driving, etc. Most applications are due on Tuesday, March 6th. Learn more and apply by visiting http://tiny.cc/recycle-jobs.

  • Vacuum Process Engineering, Inc., based in Sacramento, CA, is growing and we are looking for talent to join its heat exchanger group.  http://www.vpei.com/

  • Blount International has several open full-time engineering staff positions and would be delighted to have graduating students or others already launched in their career make application should they be interested. See more at https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=Blount.  
  • Transfer Students! Join the START team as a Transfer Ambassador. Help welcome incoming transfer students and their families to Beaver Nation! This is a paid summer job opportunity and a great way to make connections. Apply today at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/54931

  • APHIS Pathways Intern Program - Now accepting applications: APHIS has just opened up the application period for the Pathways Intern Program. These are paid internships with APHIS in multiple disciplines, including agriculture, science, technology, finance, policy, environment, communications, business, and many other fields. The locations of the internships are Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Texas, Puerto Rico, Washington, Florida, Washington D.C, Minnesota and Arizona. So if students are interested in gaining experience in another state, please encourage them to apply. Applications and more information can be found at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/careers/internships/intern-career-program. 

  • For more job listings, sign up for Handshake at http://career.oregonstate.edu/handshake.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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