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May 27, 2014

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This Week's Features


Dr. Stone Honored for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities

Professor and School Head Rob Stone has won the Oregon State Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities given in recognition of an individual who advocates the inclusion, accommodation, and respect of persons with disabilities. Notable are Dr. Stone's efforts on behalf of the Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center (WVRC) in Lebanon, Ore. Since 2010, Dr. Stone’s mechanical engineering class “Modern Product Design” has developed more than 20 products for the WVRC along with more than 75 graduate students in the course. One design team will travel to Washington, D.C., in June 2014 to compete in the finals of the SourceAmerica AbilityOne design challenge (see below). Dr. Stone receives a cash award and will attend a dinner with Oregon State President Edward Ray. He also will be honored on University Day on September 18, 2014.


MIME Graduate Students Compete for National Prize

School of MIME graduate students Raschelle Barkume, Trevor Takaro, and Marshall Wagoner will represent Oregon State in Washington, D.C., at the annual SourceAmerica AbilityOne Design Challenge – a national competition for college students to develop assistive devices for adults with disabilities with the aim to provide employment. The challenge is part of the Grassroots Advocacy Conference sponsored by the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), a federally designated nonprofit agency. This year marks the first time an Oregon State team will compete in the finals.

The team created a mesh wire-cutting device to assist clients at the Willamette Valley Rehabilitation Center (WVRC) in Lebanon, Ore., while enrolled in the graduate-level Modern Product Design course. Winners will be announced at the conference on June 19.


Unified Medical Instrument Capstone Team Wins HP Innovation Award

School of MIME's Unified Medical Instrument team – Josh Hille, Chris Nesler, and Jay Stevenson, advised by Tylee Cairns – won the 2014 Hewlett Packard Innovation Award, competing against more than 200 other projects at the Engineering Expo. HP's award was based on the criteria of innovative design, and quality of presentation as judged by three HP engineers on site at the Expo.

This project was sponsored by Bauer Labs with the goal of developing a second-generation UMI for use by physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers conducting routine patient checkups. The end-purpose is to reduce the number of medical peripherals required to do a standard checkup, which will allow healthcare providers to be more mobile, especially in areas of poverty. School of MIME hopes to continue research with the goal of providing effective, low-cost health screening to under-served populations in the U.S. and throughout the world.


Mark Your Calendar

Nuclear Materials Spring Seminar Series

The Nuclear Materials Seminar Series presents "Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny, Yellow Tensile Test Machine-y," a lecture by Peter Hosemann, from the University of California-Berkeley. The event is Thursday, May 29, 3-4 pm in Weniger 149.


OSU AIAA Teleconference with Gaurav Nagle

The OSU American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has invited Gaurav Nagle, a Senior Research Engineer at Saab Sensis to speak via teleconference on Fri., May 30, at 3 pm, in Owen 102. Nagle will discuss his research, including the design of fuel-efficient Continuous Decent Arrival (CDA) procedures for aircraft flying into Atlanta International Airport. If you have questions, please contact Corey Juarez.


Thursday: Come to the Club Carnival!

The 3rd annual COE Club Carnival will take place Thursday, May 29, from 1-5pm in the KEC courtyard. An interdisciplinary group of engineering clubs are working together to make this a fun fundraising event for the Linn Benton food bank. There will be more than 20 carnival games / booths (including a faculty-filled dunk tank). Students can buy two tickets for a dollar or make a canned-food item donation. Tickets will also enter students into a drawing for some spectacular prizes. Faculty who HAVE NOT YET SIGNED UP to participate in the dunk tank, can contact Garrett Clay.


If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin.

Disclaimer: This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.



Visit OSU-Cascades for Energy Systems Engineering Info Session

OSU-Cascades is hosting a luncheon info meeting about the Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) B.S. program, plus providing tours of the campus and Energy Systems Lab in Bend this Friday, May 30.  Please e-mail the ESE program lead, Robin Feuerbacher, at Robin.Feuerbacher@osucascades.edu if interested in participating and with questions about transportation options.


Thurs, June 12

MIME Graduate Defense: Design of a Single Lamina for a Microchannel Dialyzer with a Focus on Bubble Removal,” by Mahshid Mohammadi, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 9:30 am, Rogers 226.

Fri, June 6

MIME Graduate Defense: Two-Stage Flexible Flow Shop Scheduling with Blocking Constraint and Batching Machines,” by Hadi Panahi, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, 9 am, KEC 1007.

Thurs, June 5

MIME Graduate Defense:Evaluating Complex Engineered Systems using Complex Network Representations,” by Brandon Haley, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Tues, June 3

MIME Graduate Defense:Assessing Steel Bevel Gear Design Alternatives for Sustainability Performance through Unit Manufacturing Process Modeling,” by Michael D. Eastwood, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Tues, May 27

MIME Graduate Defense: "Characterization and Mitigation of Train Vibrations in a Laboratory Facility," by Nasko Atanasov, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 9 am in Rogers 226.

Tues, May 27

MIME Graduate Defense: Design of Robust Infrastructure Systems Incorporating User Behavior,” by Joseph Piacenza, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, 1 pm, Rogers 226.

Thurs, May 29

MIME Graduate Defense: “Microchannel Extraction of Te4+ from a Stream of CdTe via MIBK in Supported Liquid Membrane,” by Heather Johnson Liburdy, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 3:30 PM, Rogers 226.


Job and Internship Opportunities


All engineering majors can apply for paid internship positions with the Create IT Collaboratory program organized through EECS. This program is a project development group focused on developing new examples of industry research and concepts from industry. The positions are paid at $12 per hour with an expected workload of 8-10 hours per week. Each participant will have the opportunity to work on several projects and best utilize their skills while building new ones. Example projects include the Light-up Dance Suit and SMART Helmet. To apply be sure to fill out the online application AND email Donald Heer with your resume in PDF format The deadline is May 30.



Alumni who wish to access the Beaver JobNet may contact Career Services via an online form, and request a new log-in ID after student credentials expire.

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings.

  • Kettle Foods, Inc., based in Salem, Ore., seeks a Director of Packaging Engineering. Applications are accepted until May 27. (Beaver JobNet ID 28458)
  • Stahlbush Island Farms is looking for a Mechanical Engineer at their Corvallis location. Applications are due by May 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 27610)
  • Ecova, based in Portland, Ore., seeks a Senior Manager, C&I for the Utility Commercial/Industrial Market Lead team. Responsibilities include the design and initial implementation of commercial/industrial energy efficiency programs. Apply by May 29. (Beaver JobNet ID 29206)
  • NEW – Hollingsworth & Vose seeks a Mechanical Engineering Summer Hire- Intern, a paid position that requires routine engineering design and project management assignments in Corvallis. The application deadline is May 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28217)
  • Automatic Fire Sprinklers, based in Vancouver, Wash., seeks an entry-level Junior Engineer. Apply by May 30. (Beaver JobNet 29236)
  • Altech Aerospace seeks an entry-level aircraft structures engineer/stress analyst to work with assistance from senior professionals, and conduct technical writing, design and structural analyses related to the strength, fatigue, and damage tolerance of metallic aircraft structures. Application deadline is May 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28637)
  • NaturalPoint seeks an ME graduate for Technical Sales Engineer position in their Corvallis, Ore., location; the position requires travel. Applications are accepted until May 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28559)
  • Mill Power Inc., a Prineville, Ore., equipment manufacturer, is hiring for the position of Mechanical Design Engineer. Job duties include layout, design, and engineering of various machinery products, assessment and monitoring of projects, and assisting production with technical issues; recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Apply by May 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 29138)
  • States Industries LLC seeks a Process Controls/Quality Engineer at its Eugene, Ore., location. Apply by May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 29128)
  • HYDAC, a manufacturer in the fluid power industry is looking for an application engineer – cooling systems. The position ultimately is located in the Portland, Ore., area following a 9-month training in N. Carolina. Applications are due May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 29099)
  • Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor manufacturer, seeks manufacturing and industrial engineering candidates for nationwide positions. The application deadline is May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25174)
  • Peterson Pacific based in Eugene, Oregon, seeks a Control Systems Engineer to work in conjunction with the Product Engineer on the design, specification, testing and documentation of the electro hydraulic systems and controllers of such. Working in conjunction with Product Engineer. Apply by May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 29269)
  • Safeway seeks applicants to its summer paid internship in manufacturing internship. Applications are accepted until May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25386)
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group, a manufacturer of industrial lift trucks, has an opportunity for a controls engineer in our facility located in the Portland, Oregon area. Applications are accepted until June 1. (Beaver JobNet ID 28583)
  • NEW – RH2 Engineering, Inc., (www.rh2.com) has an opening for a Civil-Mechanical Engineer in Bothell, Wash., or Portland, Ore. The application deadline is June 17. (Beaver JobNet ID 29556)
  • NEW – Global Career Partners Inc seek a Japanese bilingual Manufacturing Engineer with job functions including liaisons between the Portland office and Japan HQ. Apply by June 20. (Beaver JobNet ID 29576)
  • Isovolta, an international manufacturer of plastic and composite materials for transportation interiors in Harrisburg, Oregon, is seeking an experienced Material and Process Engineer to develop, document, implement, and troubleshoot materials and processes such as: adhesives, plastic films, laminates, coating, printing, drying, laminating, embossing, and pressing. Apply by June 27. (Beaver JobNet ID 28457)
  • JVNW, Inc. seeks a Project Engineer Intern (paid) for a 3- to 6-month post at their Canby, Ore., location. Applications are due by June 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 28139)
  • Lockheed Martin seeks a mechanical engineer to provide technical support to Navy and Lockheed Martin customers for issues related to Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) Program D5 Missile and Reentry Systems (RES) at its Silverdale, Wash., location. Applications are accepted until June 30. (Beaver JobNet ID 27890)
  • NEW – Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors offers a Mechanical Engineer Internship/Co-Op (Fall 2014) at its Palo Alto, or Fremont, Calif., locations. Apply by July 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 29496).
  • Rosen Aviation, based in Eugene, Ore., seeks a Staff Engineer, Systems to develop system requirements specifications for all products and provide direction and leadership to the R&D team for researching technologies to include in future products. Apply by July 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 28907)
  • Carestream seeks a Research and Development Coating Engineer to lead and coordinate coating process development across a number of product lines including Carestream Advanced Materials (CAMS) and Contract Manufacturing at the Carestream Health Oregon (CHO) facility in White City, Oregon. Apply by August 29. (Beaver JobNet ID 29191)
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