This Week's Features

Research aims to protect eagles from wind turbines
New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades. The U.S. Department of Energy Wind Technology Office has awarded Roberto Albertani, associate professor of mechanical engineering, a 27-month, $625,000 grant to develop technology for detecting and deterring approaching eagles and for determining if a blade strike has occurred.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Edwards Lecture, “Innovation in Delivery of Transportation Infrastructure,” Dr. C. Michael Walton, professor of Civil Engineering and Ernest H. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas Austin. Reception to follow. May 11 | 4 p.m. | LINC 302
  • OSU AIAA presents Daniel Adamo: "Oregon's 2017 Total Solar Eclipse”
    Mr. Adamo will be talking about the physics that go into causing a solar eclipse and why this particular eclipse is one for the record books. The eclipse is drawing in huge crowds from all over the world just to witness a few minutes of total darkness during the day and Corvallis will be right in the middle of it. Adamo has been an astrodynamic consultant since 2008. Before that he worked as a contractor at Johnson Space Center for NASA.  May 10  | 6 - 7 p.m. |  Linus Pauling Science Center 125
  • The Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) program would like to invite engineering students interested in learning more about the program to visit the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend. Come see the beautiful new campus and meet with ESE students, faculty, and advisors.  RSVP to Rebecca WebbMay 12 | All Day | OSU-Cascades
  • 2017 OMBI Public Lecture - Ed Yong
    Award-winning science writer and journalist Ed Yong will present the inaugural public lecture of the Oregon State University Microbiome Initiative (OMBI) on May 11, 2017, based on his bestselling book on microbiome in the human body, I Contain Multitudes. He is one of the most prominent and influential science journalists on the contemporary scene having written for virtually every prestigious English-language media outlet. He is a writer for The Atlantic, where he enjoys the distinction of being the 159-year old magazine’s first staff science writer. RSVP and more informationMay 11 | 6 - 7:30 p.m. Memorial Union, Horizon Room
  • Undergraduate Engineering Expo 2017
    This year's Senior Design Showcase features nearly 200 student-built projects from across the disciplines: Biological & Ecological Engineering; Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Construction Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; and Nuclear Science & Engineering. OSU engineering students may volunteer for this event. Volunteer for at least two hours and receive a free t-shirt. More information. Register to volunteer here. May 19 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Kelley Engineering Center, Johnson Hall & the Community Plaza


  • Dr. Megumi Kawasaki has accepted our offer for the position of associate professor in the area of materials science and engineering in MIME. 

  • Megumi obtained her B.Eng. degree in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Osaka Prefecture University in Japan in 2002 and then received an M.S. degree in 2004 and Ph.D. degree in 2007 in Materials Science at the University of Southern California.
  • At present she is an Associate Professor in the Division of Materials Science & Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, where she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2012. She also holds an Adjunct Research Associate Professor in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at USC.

  • Her research interests lie in the area of the synthesis and characterizing unique properties of hybrid ultra-fine grained metals and nanocomposites processed by severe plastic deformation. She has collaborated actively with many researchers around the world and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, more than 2,500 citations and an h-index of 31. She has received an Early Career Award from the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials in April 2016.

  • We look forward to welcoming Megumi to Corvallis in September.
  • The Shell Eco Marathon team took second place in the 2017 Shell Eco Marathon Americas out of 27 teams in their vehicle class last week. If you are interested in learning more about the vehicle, team, or getting involved, come to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers club meetings on Mondays at 6 PM in Covell 221.
  • CUE, an undergraduate poster event sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity at OSU. Details at: Undergraduates who participate in CUE 2017 may also be eligible to receive a “Research Fellow” or “Arts Fellow” notation on their transcript, and wear a blue honor cord during commencement! All OSU undergrads are eligible to present solo or group projects that are in progress or have already been completed.  All URISC and 2016 URSA Engage awardees are expected to present their results at CUE. S
  • tudents interested in participating in CUE have to register. The deadline for registering is Monday May 8 at 5:00 PM.

  • MIME faculty, please complete a survey being conducted as part of a NSF-WIDER project, ESTEME@OSU. The goal of the survey is to better understand faculty members’ perceptions of curriculum, teaching, and learning and to uncover professional networks. Responses are important even if you have not participated directly in the ESTEME@OSU project. You will have received the survey in an email from Heidi Hinshaw, a Program Assistant with our evaluator, RMC Research. Please reach out to Milo Koretsky ( with questions.
  • Pre-Engineering Students: Summer term Pro-School application is open.  Applications are due by 11:55 p.m. on May 31. We will be hosting pro-school application open labs May15 from 4-5 p.m. and May 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in 221 Johnson Hall.  

Job and Internship Opportunities

NOTE: The Career Development Center has transitioned to a new career management platform. Beaver Careers has been replaced with Handshake, a networked platform that allows employers to connect with students nationwide and advertise significantly more job and internship opportunities than currently offered. Due to the number of postings, the MIME e-bulletin will no list postings available on Handshake. Sign up for handshake at

  • Georgia Southern University has multiple visiting assistant professor positions for Ph.D. graduates and post-docs. They are currently looking to fill multiple general term limited visiting assistant professor positions with teaching emphasis in the areas of Materials Processing and Materials Science, Solid Modeling-Engineering Graphics,and/or General Engineering Sciences.  Full announcements for each of the positions (Search # 30003) can be found at The positions are for the 2017-18 academic year, with a starting date of 01 August 2017.
  • Nike seeks a Materials Researcher II. MS or Ph.D. (preferred), in ME, Material Science, Physics or ChE. See more.
  • Key Technology, has an open position for a Technical Buyer. They believe a student from the Manufacturing program at OSU could potentially be a great fit for this position in Walla Walla, WA. See more.
  • Orange Media Network is hiring over 2 dozen student positions, and ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME! We have a variety of positions open for different fields: journalism, web development, creative media, sales, marketing and more. OMN is a great place for students to gain experience in an industry-level facility with transferable skills, and students are not required to be an expert in any area as we have a wide range of training opportunities. For more information, job descriptions, and to apply, please visit:
  • Precollege Programs is currently hiring for two Student Outreach Assistant positions. Both of these position connect with a diverse population of middle school students (e.g. first generation, wide cultural and income range, urban and rural). By sharing their own stories, Oregon State students will inspire visiting students to think about their future, and show them that anyone can go to college. If interested, please apply on our Student Outreach Assistant Pool position.  Questions are welcome and can be directed to Emily Nicholson ( or Jean Garcia-Chitwood ( Interviews have started, so please apply!
    • Campus Field Trips (CFT) Outreach Assistant– Guide school groups around campus on tours, lead/help with STEM activities, and inspire students to go to college! ($10/hr, 0-5 hours per week throughout the school year)
    • Mobile Summer Camp Coach – Deliver a variety of engineering and invention camps to middle school students all over Oregon. This is a full time summer position that begins mid-June and ends mid-August. Traveling is required every week. Students will receive a lodging and meal stipend. ($10/hr, 40 hours per week mid-June through mid-August)

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