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Engineering students display innovative senior projects
The Oregon State University College of Engineering has hosted the Undergraduate Engineering Expo for the past 19 years. The expo is meant to showcase the capstone senior project that all engineering seniors must complete before graduating. 

Mark Your Calendar

Commercializing Medical Technology
Please feel free to join us for this talk if you are interested in healthcare, medical technologies, and startups. Speakers will be Mark LiebermanChief Startup Officer for OSU and Director of the OSU Advantage Accelerator, and Jen Akeroydco-founder of JULVIA Technologies Inc., an early-stage medical device start-up specializing in wound closure and care. 
May 15 | 9 a.m. | Rogers 304

Start Smart Negotiation Workshop
This two hour interactive workshop is for all engineering students who want to learn how to negotiate to be paid what they are worth. Participants will learn how to set their target salary range and have the opportunity to practice common negotiation strategies. Wage gap issues and additional salary resources are also covered. Food will be provided. Space is limited. Register here: https://leadership.engineering.oregonstate.edu/webform/start-smart-sp18
May 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 221 Johnson Hall

Materials Science Seminar - "Hybrid Nanostructured Materials as Critical Elements inAdvanced Functional Materials and Devices"
Dong Ha Kim, from the the Department of Chemistry and Nano Science at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea
In the Polymer Nanohybrid Materials Laboratory at Ewha Womans University, a comprehensive approach for the design and synthesis of multifunctional hybrid nanomaterials has been systematically performed to seek their potential applications as key elements in green nano- and biotechnology. Representative subject areas of interest include energy conversion and storage, environmental remediation, optical (bio-)sensing, light emission, and memory devices. Of the numerous methodologies to achieve these goals, we actively utilize complementary self-assembly processes to construct well-defined hybrid nanoscopic objects suitable for target-oriented applications. Recently, we also pay special attention to surface plasmons as a versatile platform, based on which target-oriented properties can be obtained by integrating plasmonic nanostructures into the elements of optical (bio-)sensors, photovoltaic devices, photocatalysts, and light-emitting materials. In this talk, I’ll introduce our recent activities with a special focus on the synthesis and applications of tailored hybrid nanomaterials for plasmonic/perovskite optoelectronics, visible light active photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, light emitting diodes, non-volatile memory and biosensing.
May 17 | 4 p.m. | Kearney 112

2018 Engineering Undergraduate Expo
At the annual Engineering Undergraduate Expo, our undergraduate students will share their work through the use of models, demonstrations, and posters with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, their peers, other academic institutions, and the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with individual students, ask questions, and exchange ideas. The registration deadline is April 14, 2018.
May 18 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Johnson Hall and Kelley Engineering Center 

Systems West Engineering Meet and Greet
Apply in person for their full time opening. Interviews happening same day! Learn more about future opportunities at the company. Check out the posting in Handshake for more info: Mechanical Staff Engineer.
May 23 | 9-11 a.m. | Johnson Hall 124

Understanding the Behavioral Drivers of Execution Failures in Retail Supply Chains: An Experimental Study Using Virtual Reality
Nicole DeHoratius, adjunct professor of operations management at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, will discuss an experiment in an immersive virtual environment in order to quantify the role of product similarity in execution failures in a retail setting. In her group's experiments, subjects must identify and sort two types of products based on their observable characteristics. When the two products are very similar, performance is substantially lower (with both more sorting errors and more products left unsorted) than when the products are more dissimilar. Introducing a clear visual cue to distinguish the products improves execution when the products are dissimilar (by lowering sorting mistakes) and, even more so, when they are similar (both by reducing sorting mistakes and the number of products unsorted). In the latter case the average increase in overall performance is over 22 percentage points. Our results suggest that there may be important gains from taking ease of execution into account in the design of products, product packaging, and labeling.
May 25 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Austin Hall 390

Graduate Defenses

"Designing for Robustness: the Role of Bridging Nodes," by Hannah WalshCandidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Irem Tumer
May 17 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 226


FREE LUNCH: If you have been in a leadership role during your time here Oregon State, we would like to hear from you! Please join MIME School Head, Harriet Nembhard, for a catered lunch and facilitated conversation on either May 25 or June 1, which will help us with our continuous improvement efforts. This opportunity will give you the chance to provide valuable input into the future direction of the School of MIME as well as to help us stay connected after you transition from students to alumni. RSVP and answer a short survey here. (Even if you cannot attend a lunch, we would still appreciate your responses.) Seating is limited; you are encouraged to reply at your earliest convenience.

Engineering Expo Volunteers Takedown Needed ASAP (get a free t-shirt for helping).
The College of Engineering still needs many volunteers to help with takedown of the Engineering Expo on May 18. We need help with two shifts: 4 – 6 pm, and 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Get a free shirt for volunteering. If you can help, please email your name, desired shift, and t-shirt size to shari.brumbach@oregonstate.edu ASAP.

Registration for OSU’s 2018 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event is now open! CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. 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. Please encourage students that you mentor/advise to present! The event will be held on Thursday May 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: communications.oregonstate.edu/events/cue. The deadline for registering for CUE is May 14 at 5:00 PM.

If you planning to graduate Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2018 or have graduated in Fall 2017 and would like to attend the MIME Graduation/Commencement Celebration, please fill out the RSVP survey. If you have not yet had your senior picture taken, please sign up now: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/photosignup/.


Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Summer and Fall term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Internship - Expires 5/31 - Manufacturing Engineering (Summer) at Hollingsworth & Vose, Corvallis, OR, https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1435609/share_preview

Internship - Expires 5/31 - Graduate Intern at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1410426/share_preview

Job Opportunities

Teach in Bend! The Energy Systems Engineering program is looking for individuals with an advanced degree to teach several courses for us, including, but not limited to: ENGR 112, IE 212, IE 415, IE 425, and ENGR 390. Get teaching experience while living in a high desert paradise. For more information, please contact Rebecca Webb (rebecca.webb@osucascades.edu or 541.322.3167). 

The College of Engineering Marketing and Communications team is seeking a Sound Editor, approximately 10 hours/week, max 20 hours/week for full-time students. This undergraduate position provides an opportunity for sound design, mixing, and editing for the newly established podcast Engineering Out Loud. Using Adobe Audition, this position will work with the marketing and communications team to produce, edit, and release the final audio files for the podcast. Prior knowledge and experience with audio editing software, preferably Adobe Audition, is required. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/58994

Georgia Pacific is seeking an entry level mechanical engineer, to be part of our Engineering Development Program. We are looking for someone graduating this spring with a mechanical engineering degree and experience through projects, internships, or co-ops. Contact Melanie.Adair@gapac.com.

Georgia Pacific is seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer. This role requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering and two years’ experience in management or project engineering. http://k.rfer.us/KOCH.bSGyu

Systems West Engineering seeks a Mechanical Staff Engineer. This position is responsible for performing the study, design, and/or construction administration of mechanical engineering projects for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. More information.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Part-time Instructor, Energy Systems Engineering - Oregon State University – Cascades,  Bend, Oregon

Instructor - Aerospace Composites and Advanced ManufacturingNorth Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID 

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