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'Air dancers' could protect eagles from wind turbines, OSU researchers say [KGW]
Researchers at Oregon State University have come up with a colorful, and perhaps, unusual way to protect eagles from those huge winds turbines that dot our landscape.

Mark Your Calendar

Sumitomo Machinery Company - Enclosed Gearing Presentation
Join ASME to hear a speaker from Sumitomo Machinery Company, a manufacturer of helical, hypoidal, planetary, and cycloidal enclosed gearing for industrial use from ⅛ to over 10,000 mechanical horsepower. We will learn about enclosed gearing and applications. Food will be provided.
May 7 | 6 p.m. | Covell 216

Andriy Zakutayev from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Heterostructural Semiconductor Alloys"
Andriy Zakutayev is a staff scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.  He discovers new materials and devices for solar cells, Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, and other renewable energy technologies using materials-by-design methods coupled with high-throughput combinatorial synthesis. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Oregon State University in 2010.
May 9 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Weniger 304

Materials Science Seminar: Regenerating the Intervertebral Disc: Developing Effective Therapies in a Nutrient Limited Environment - Dr. Morgan Giers, assistant professor of bioengineering at Oregon State University
The intervertebral disc (IVD) is the largest avascular structure in the human body, so changes in disc structure and subsequent small changes in nutrient supply can threaten the survival of endogenous IVD cells as well as transplanted cells. As the cells die, the ability of the disc to remodel its extracellular matrix (ECM) declines and the disc degenerates. One of the major barriers to IVD regeneration strategies is creating an environment conducive to cell survival in a low-transport structure. In this seminar I will show a multi-tiered approach to developing treatments for the intervertebral disc based on the stage of disc degeneration.  Each approach studies potential molecular and biomechanical targets for IVD regeneration in the context of the nutrient deprived human IVD.
May 10 | 4 p.m. | Rogers 226
Edwards Distinguished Lecture: Edward Kavazanjian
Regents Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Arizona State University, will give the lecture, “Geo-Alchemy (Turning Sand into Sandstone) and other Biogeotechnologies.
Thursday, May 10 | 4 - 4:50 p.m. | Kearny Hall 112 (reception to follow)
Launch-U Speaker Series: Innovating the Outdoors, with Adam Allen, founder, Wildish
The Launch-U Speaker Series is open to students of all majors who have a desire to explore and pursue entrepreneurship. Launch-U is co-sponsored by InnovationX, the Entrepreneurship Student Club, and the College of Engineering. Visit http://entrepreneurship.oregonstate.edu/ for more details and resources to help you move your ideas forward.
May 10 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Austin Hall 100
Free Workshop: Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification
Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Please note: Students are required to pre-register to navy.lss@uwgny.com. This is so that the US Navy is able to manage the number of attendees as well as prep the completion certificates ahead of time. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.
May 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | MU Multipurpose Room 13

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

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 

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

"Characterization and development of Ni-based superalloys for supercritical Carbon Dioxide applications," by Benjamin Adam, Candidate for PhD in Materials Science. Major Professor: Dr. Julie D. Tucker.
May 11 | 2 p.m. | Rogers 226


The School of MIME is pleased to announce some exciting new changes for the Manufacturing Engineering (MfgE) undergraduate degree requirements starting in Summer 2018. MfgE majors will now select from two new options: Manufacturing Systems or Product Development. These options were designed with input from our industry partners. The options give MIME students the ability to leverage the strengths of our IE, MFGE and ME programs. The curriculum in the new Manufacturing Systems Option is very similar to the MfgE curriculum before the summer 2018 change.  This option is still closely aligned with the Industrial Engineering (IE) program and provides a foundation in manufacturing principles with a focus on systematic manufacturing processes. Topics in this option include facility layout design, work systems engineering and statistical quality control. You can opt to take more courses to earn a dual major in MfgE – Manufacturing Systems Option and IE. The curriculum in the new Product Development Option is closely aligned with the Mechanical Engineering (ME) program. This option provides a foundation in manufacturing principles with a focus on design, thermal fluids and new product development. Topics in this option include thermodynamics, mechanical component design and mechanics of materials. You can opt to take more courses to earn a dual major in MfgE – Product Development Option and ME. Please contact an MIME advisor if you have any questions about this change.

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.

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2018 UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING EXPO! This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18. The College of Engineering needs student to help on May 17 and 18 with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! We need your help to make this year’s Expo a success! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/QLtgcSE.

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

Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, Oregon is looking for an undergraduate engineer to help with design and testing of biomass cookstoves this summer. Working with a second intern from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the interns will conduct water boiling tests (WBT) of cook stoves using the ARC Laboratory Emissions Monitoring System (LEMS), process data from tests using MS Excel, maintain the test fuel supply, and maintain the LEMS. Maintenance activities include cleaning, calibration, leak checks, filter weighing, and desiccant replacement. Test fuel needs to be  cut to size, made into kindling, and have its moisture content monitored. During the annual week-long summer workshop at ARC, the interns will work in the lab to run emissions tests for the participants, and to process and report on the data. Upon completion of the testing, the interns will work with ARC staff and OSU's Dr. Nordica MacCarty to write and publish a journal article on the results. The internship is unpaid but living space will be provided on the forested ARC campus. Please contact Dr. Nordica MacCarty with questions or to apply.

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

The PROMISE program is a ten-week paid internship which provides opportunities in university programs for Oregon State University undergraduate students, with particular emphasis on providing pathways for historically underrepresented students to professional careers.  Historically underrepresented students may include, but are not limited to, first-generation students, low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, students of color, students with disabilities, veteran students and transfer students. http://career.oregonstate.edu/promise-2018-project-descriptions-and-application 

Job Opportunities

EXTENDED: Student Marketing and Communications Assistant, School of MIME. The major duties of this position include editing School of MIME website, photographing labs, classrooms, and events, developing presentations, and creating graphics for social media. The student will use Drupal, the Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, and a DSLR camera. Student may also maintain database of marketing contacts. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/57857. Apply by May 7. 

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.

Great job in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University! The Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining strong engagement with industry for the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME). Position promotes the School of MIME with target audiences, cultivates and manages industry contacts and employer relationships, and develops and maintains meaningful engagement opportunities for our alumni. The successful candidate will work closely with the MIME School Head, the COE Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, and the Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning and Employer Relations. Requires Bachelor’s Degree in related field; strong commitment to customer service; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and demonstrated professionalism in working with internal and external audiences, volunteers, students and other stakeholders. The School of MIME has tripled in enrollment and faculty over the past 10 years and is the academic home to 1 in every 14 OSU students. OSU, Oregon’s largest public research university, is located in Corvallis, a community of 56,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. We have a strong institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in our academic community. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening begins May 7, 2018. View the full posting and apply online at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/58224.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Industrial Engineering Full Time Lecturer
Tecnologico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI
Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgy or Material Science Adjunct Instructor
Delta College
University Center, MI
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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