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Engineering a Culture of Problem Solving [Engineering Out Loud podcast]
Javier Calvo-Amodio, Sage Kittelman, and Siqi Wang examine how teams and their communications function as systems within large, complex organizations. They are working with Boeing to understand how those systems can be improved to make manufacturing more efficient.

Kendra Sharp, professor of mechanical engineering, was named the winner of the Edwin F. Church Medal at the conference. The award, which was established in 1972, is presented to an individual who has performed eminent service — above and beyond his or her normal activities — in increasing the value, importance and attractiveness of mechanical engineering education.

Mark Your Calendar 

Earth’s vital signs: Planetary-scale environmental monitoring with Google Earth Engine
Rebecca Moore is Director of Google Earth, Earth Engine and Earth Outreach. In April 2017, her team launched the “new” Google Earth, reinvented for the web for the first time. She initiated and leads the development of Google Earth Engine, a cloud technology platform that puts an unprecedented amount of satellite data online and enables scientists to conduct global-scale monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth’s environment. In 2017, Earth Engine won the ASPRS Outstanding Technical Achievement award. Rebecca also conceived and leads the Google Earth Outreach program, which supports nonprofits, educators and indigenous communities in applying Google's mapping tools to the world's most pressing problems in environmental conservation, human rights and cultural preservation.
May 22 | 7-8 p.m. (Reception from 6-7 p.m.) | LaSells Stewart 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

School of MIME Graduation Celebration
June 15 | 9:30 a.m. (Graduates check in at 8 a.m.) | LaSells Stewart Center

Oregon State University Commencement
June 16 | 10:30 a.m. | Reser Stadium

Graduate Defenses

"Investigation of Destratification in Warehouses," by Michael Polander, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major professor: Brian Fronk.
May 30 | 2 p.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.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Green Empowerment is seeking a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technical intern to support efforts to improve technical document development. https://www.greenempowerment.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2018-Technical-Intern-Description.pdf

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). https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/59400

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

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Murray State University, Murray, KY
Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

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