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November 11, 2013

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This Week's Features


Forward Osmosis Technology Discussion

The Pacific Northwest National Lab is hosting a seminar at the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute featuring Dr. Isaac V. Farr, director of research and development at Hydration Technologies Innovations. Farr will discuss forward osmosis as a method of water and wastewater filtration. Dr. Farr also will cover the fundamentals of FO technology, membrane design goals and their utility over a wide range of applications.
MBI Noon Seminar |  DATE: Fri, Nov. 15, 12 noon  |  LOCATION: Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Building 11, HP Corvallis Campus


Officer Elections, Social Events, Upcoming Business

IIE and SME will be holding an all-member meeting – with free pizza and drinks – to cover upcoming business, including upcoming officer elections, the 2014 IIE video competition, and the IIE regional conference. The agenda also includes planning for group social events, including the OSU Vs. Washington Tailgater and Bowling Night. The new officer elections are for the positions of IIE Membership Recruitment Chair and SME Chair Elect. Interested candidates should come prepared with a short two-minute speech about their leadership experience, and group involvement.

Information about the roles and duties of the IIE Membership Recruitment Chair is available by contacting  group Vice President Nick Rukke at rukken@onid.oregonstate.edu. Questions about the SME Chair Elect position should be addressed to email Olivia Girod, the SME Chair at girodo@onid.oregonstate.edu.
IIE/SME FALL BUSINESS  |  DATE: Mon, Nov. 18  |  LOCATION: 221 Covell

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ASME Hosts Crimson Trace Founder

The OSU Chapter of ASME will be hosting Lewis Danielson, founder and chairman of laser-sight manufacturer Crimson Trace Corporation.  Danielson is a 1979 OSU with a degree in mechanical engineering, and he started his business in Wilsonville, OR.  He will be talking about leadership development for engineering students.
CRIMSON TRACE  |  DATE: Tues, Nov. 12  |  TIME: 7 pm |  LOCATION: 226 Rogers


EWB Ecological Engineering Discussion

The EWB general meeting will feature a discussion from Dr. John Selker from the Biological & Ecological Engineering department on his international experiences in Africa and Asia. Dr. Selker also will talk about his current involvement in the Trans-African Hydro-meteorological Survey.
EWB General Meeting  |  DATE: Thurs, Nov. 14  | TIME: 6 pm  |   LOCATION: 212 Kear


HP Printing Senior Scientist Presents for MatSci

Dr. James Abbott, Senior Scientist with HP Printing will present "Innovation, Adhesion, and Self-Assembled Nanostructures" in this week's Materials Science seminar. The presentation will discuss the roll of systematic innovation methodologies in combination with Ni and Sn based self-assembling materials to deliver solutions suitable for high volume manufacturing.
MatSci SEMINAR | DATE: Thurs, Nov 14  |  TIME: 3 pm |  LOCATION: 226 Rogers


Composites Materials Repair Seminar

Dagmar Kinne from Columbia Helicopters in Aurora, Oregon, will give a seminar on "Repair of Fiber Composite Materials" on Nov. 15. Kinne is the former Head of Engineering at Metal Innovations Inc.
SEMINAR  |  DATE: Fri, Nov 15  |  TIME: 4 pm  |  LOCATION: 212 Kear


Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Developer

OSU AIAA will host Dr. Paul Bevilaqua, the former chief engineer of "Skunk Works," Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs (ADP). Dr. Bevilaqua played a leading role in developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and he invented the dual cycle propulsion system that enables the Marine's version of the aircraft to take off and land vertically. His presentation will describe the technical and program challenges involved in developing the Joint Strike Fighter -- an international program with engineers from half a dozen countries developing a single replacement aircraft for multiple aircraft types.
LOCKHEED MARTIN SPEAKER  |  DATE: Mon,  Nov 18  |  TIME: 6 pm  |  LOCATION: Linus Pauling Center, Room 125


Rural Public Health Transformation

The School of MIME and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences will have Dr. Lyle Fagnan speak at a lunch seminar. Fagnan is the founding director of the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) and a Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Fagnan will speak about health care practice transformation based on his experience with running a rural practice clinic for more than two decades.
RURAL PRACTICE SEMINAR  |  DATE: Fri, Nov 22  |  TIME: 12.30  |  LOCATION: Rogers 226


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.



Get Your Art Out!

The Student Success Center is accepting art submissions from current OSU students in all mediums for its winter term open house, and year-round rotating displays. Final pieces will have to hang on the wall. Questions and submissions (a digital photo of your art) can be addressed to ssc.student@oregonstate.edu
DEADLINE: Fri., Nov. 22


Photos for MIME Seniors

School of MIME seniors should book an appointment online to sit for their senior portrait. The photo station is set up in 205 Graf Hall, and there is an online form to register for a time slot. Please contact Gina Newcomb, if you have questions.


Winter Term Technical Writing for Engineers

Four engineering-specific sections of WR 327 (Technical Writing) are offered this winter. The engineering-specific WR 327 sections focus on principles of effective engineering communication, and all writing assignments are engineering-related. These courses will better prepare students for engineering pro school. Engineering students with sophomore (or higher) standing who have taken or are concurrently taking Physics 211 may enroll. The technical writing classes also will be offered in the spring.


Winter Term Course Registration

Winter term registration opens through student online services. Students are advised to prepare for registration and look up term registration dates and times for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of registration and mark them on a calendar. During Phase 1 students can sign up for 16 credits maximum but CANNOT waitlist a course. During Phase 2, students can sign up for additional credits, up to 19, and CAN waitlist courses. 

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

Study Programs and Internships in Germany

COE International Programs has two informational sessions this week on DAAD scholarship opportunities. The presentations cover scholarships and funded programs for studying or interning in Germany. There are various program offering, incuding science and engineering research internships for PhD students, undergraduate scholarships for various programs, study abroad coupled with internship, and summer language intensive programs. There are no German language requirements for coursework.
INFO SESSIONS  |  DATE: Mon, Nov. 11 at 4 pm and Tues, Nov. 12 at 12 noon |  LOCATION: Batcheller 144 (for both sessions)


Community Work Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship

Undergrad students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively demonstrating OSU community commitment with social contributions that extend beyond classroom requirements should apply for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship. There are two $1,000 awards available. Applications should be turned in to Eric Alexander, Memorial Union 203, Center for Leadership Development.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wed, Nov. 20, 12 noon


Call for Robotics Club Project Proposals

Robotics Club advisor Dr. Jonathan Hurst would like students to submit proposals (2 pages plus appendices) for new robotics projects demonstrating technical merit and a broader impact outside of the immediate project team. The projects, awarded the beginning of winter term, are funded through the National Science Foundation and the DWFritz automation company.  Submit To: Dr. Jonathan Hurst.
DEADLINE: Submissions are due finals week of fall term


SME Education Foundation Awards $17,000 to MIME Students

Did you know that last year OSU MIME students received more than $17,000 from SME scholarships? The SME Education Foundation scholarship application is now open for the 2014-2015 school year. The application process requires two letters of recommendation, and it is time to ask professors, MECOP mentors, employers for references. The eligibility requirements for the scholarships are listed on the SME website. Please contact Olivia Girod, OSU SME Chair, with questions.
DEADLINE:  Sat, Feb. 1, 2014


2014 URSA ENGAGE Funding

Student applications for research funding through the 2014 URSA ENGAGE program are now available online. URSA ENGAGE is an undergraduate research program for freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students in their first year at OSU. The program pays students up to $1,500 for research performed in OSU professor’s labs in the upcoming winter and spring terms. To join URSA ENGAGE, students apply for the faculty projects listed online. Please contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu with questions about the program.
DEADLINE: Fri, Nov. 22, 5 pm


New Deadline for Women in Transportation Scholarships

The women in transportation society WTS Portland Chapter has extended the deadline or high school, undergraduate, and graduate scholarship applicants. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,700, are based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record, and transportation-related activities or job skills.


Udall Foundation National Scholarship Program

The Udall Foundation awards 80 $5,000 scholarships and 50 honorable-mention awards of $350 through its national program for the 2014-15 academic year to current sophomore and junior undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in Native American health care, tribal public policy, or the environment. Applicants in the first two categories must be native American/Alaska Native.

The process requires university recommendation prior to application, and interested candidates should schedule a pre-application consultation during Fall term 2013. Please contact Dr. Patricia S. Muir by email to request more information and arrange a meeting to discuss your candidacy.
DEADLINE: Schedule an informational session in the Fall term


Women in Engineering Scholarship

The Eastern Washington Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and AREVA gives scholarships to women (sophomore or above) in any engineering major.
Deadline Feb 3, 2014


Assistance for Internship on “The Hill”

The OSU Alumni Association is offering two $3,500 scholarships for internships in Washington, D.C. The scholarships are open to students from any field of study. Application deadlines for Spring and summer positions are Feb. 10, 2014 and May 12, 2014, respectively. For questions and information about the process, please contact Kate Sanders with the OSU Alumni Association.
DEADLINE: Feb 10 and May 12, 2014


Engineering Scholarship Resource

To search for potential engineering scholarship sources and browse through a host of information relevant to earning your engineering degree and professional license, visit EngineeringDegree.com.



OSU subscribes to Grant Forward, a software service useful for research grant seekers and graduate students. The service, which requires users to set up an account profile, retrieves new postings from numerous funding agencies on a daily basis, and then tags the posting with the appropriate category, deadline, sponsor type, status, submission type and keywords.


Job and Internship Opportunities

  • The Department of Homeland Security 2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships program is now accepting applications for 10-week summer internships, with areas of research including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, and environmental science. Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. US citizenship is required. Deadline: Jan. 6, 2014
  • The College of Engineering Academic Coaching Program is looking for a student employee position to provide one-on-one academic coaching for students. Skills include time management, stress management, note taking techniques, and test preparation. Training will be provided to prepare employees for this peer-support position. Applications are due Mon, Nov 18, by 5 pm.
  • MU Building Services seeks applicants for an Apprentice Bowling Mechanic. The Apprentice Bowling Mechanic is the entry-position for OSU's student–run Bowling Maintenance Program. Duties include performing preventive maintenance and routine inspection on 10 bowling lanes in the MU Basement. Contact Toshio Hiratsuka for additional details.
  • The NASA LARSS Internship program is accepting applications for its paid research, internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Applications are accepted until Feb 1, 2014.

These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings. They are listed in order of closing date:

  • Georgia-Pacific is accepting applications until Nov. 29 for an entry-level mechanical engineer. Qualified applicants will hold a BA Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering in areas such as: mechanical, pulp/paper science/engineering, mechanical engineering/technology, or aerospace.
  • Gunderson LLC seeks an associate design engineer at its Portland location. Applicants should hold a BS in mechanical engineering (BSME) or similar engineering degree. Engineering work experience is desirable, but not required. Deadline: Dec. 22.
  • Applications Engineer/Intern at Silicon Laboratories. Applications accepted until Dec. 9.
  • Electrical Field Engineer at Emerson / ERS closes Dec. 30.
  • Entry Level Mechanical Engineer at Georgia-Pacific LLC. Applications accepted until Nov. 29.
  • Aviation Software Engineers at Garmin. Applications accepted until Dec. 31.


Faculty and Post-Doc Positions


  • NEW The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions open to all ranks (Assistant, Associate and Full Professor) in the areas of computational design and manufacturing. These positions are available immediately.
  • NEW The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the area of thermal-fluid sciences. One position is open to all ranks while the other is open to assistant and associate professor ranks. These positions are available immediately.
  • NEW The College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is conducting a search to fill a senior faculty position for Director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. The Application review starts Nov. 1 with the final deadline to apply on Jan. 2, 2014.
  • Northeastern University seeks outstanding faculty candidates for appointments at the associate or full professor level in disciplines related to Nanotechnology and Materials, with specific focus on the emerging areas of biomaterials, computational materials, materiomics for energy, and nanomanufacturing. Screening of applications begins Nov. 15.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) at Drexel University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions with research experience and interests that would fit into one or more of the following thematic areas: sustainable energy and the environment (SE), advanced manufacturing (AM), and integration of health and engineering (IHE). Review of applications begins Nov. 15.
  • The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the broad area of Operations Research, with a start date of August 2014.For full consideration applications should be received by Nov. 15.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Lecturer for coordinating and teaching Mechanical Engineering senior capstone design class. Candidates are encouraged to apply before Nov. 15.
  • The Mechanical Engineering program at Washington State University Vancouver has a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in micro/nano technology and MEMS areas. Application deadline is Nov. 30.
  • NEW The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, seeks candidates for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates in the areas of transportation systems and design and innovation are particularly encouraged. Interested candidates should apply before Dec. 1.
  • The School of Engineering at Fairfield University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in mechanical engineering. The review of candidates will begin in December, and the position will remain open until filled.
  • The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. Applications before Dec. 2 are preferred.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University invites applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor, to begin Fall 2014. Candidates with expertise in advanced manufacturing, bio-inspired materials and manufacturing, and advanced materials design and processing are encouraged to apply. Applications should be received no later than Dec. 15 for guaranteed review.
  • Penn State Berks has a tenure track position open in Mechanical Engineering. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is accepting applications for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, particularly the areas of Transportation Systems, and Design and Innovation. Candidates are encouraged to apply before Dec. 1.
  • University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) Department of Mechanical Engineering has multiple tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank. Review of applications will begin Dec 1.
  • The Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Alabama seeks faculty candidates for Assistant and possibly Associate Professors from all areas of Mechanical Engineering. Review of applications will begin Dec. 5.
  • The University of Southern California, Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering seeks applications for tenure-track assistant and associate professor positions. Application deadline is Dec. 6.
  • The Southern Methodist University Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. The position is in the area of Dynamic Systems and Control with particular focus on micro- and nano-systems, biomechanics, robotics, or closely related research fields. Applications received by Dec. 15 will be given priority consideration.
  • The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame has several tenure track faculty position openings in: Experimental Fluid Dynamics and High-Performance Computing. Applications should be received before Dec. 20.
  • NEW The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach regular and summer courses as needed. The current pool will close on Dec. 29.
  • Kansas State University Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering seeks applications and nominations for the Carl R. and Mary T. Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship.  The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent scholar who will lead funded research endeavors, with preference given to the areas of applied operations research and logistics. Screening of applications will begin Dec. 31.
  • The Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes Department at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the areas of control systems, power generation, and energy. Review of applications will begin Jan. 2, 2014.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas has two open faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the areas of energy and/or transportation. Screening of applications will begin Jan. 6, 2014.
  • USC Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering also is seeking applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured faculty in the area of thermofluids. Early submissions are welcome, and the application review process will begin Jan. 6, 2014.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for multiple tenure-stream faculty positions in the general area of computational mechanics and engineering: fluid mechanics or solid mechanics. Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2014.
  • NEW The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at California State University, Long Beach,  invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Solid Mechanics. Review of applications begins Jan. 17, 2014.
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