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November 4, 2013

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This Week's Features


Congratulations to Dr. R. Logen Logendran Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. R. Logen Logendran has received the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in the Academic and Research Excellence category from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. These awards are presented each year to outstanding alumni, who are chosen on the basis of academic and research excellence during their professional careers. Dr. Logendran earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from the AIT in 1980 on a full scholarship from Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft, Germany. The award will be formally conferred by the AIT governing board at a gala dinner event in Yangon, Myanmar, on November 16.


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.

Mark Your Calendar

Laptop Orchestra Founder to Discuss Future of Computer Music

Perry Cook, the originator of innovative computer-mediated systems for musical performances, such as the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, will speak as part of the Arts and Engineering seminar series. Perry, professor emeritus at Princeton University, will discuss the history of computer-mediated music systems -- and the future of this new medium. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating talk by one of the legends in the field of computer music.

Arts and Engineering SEMINAR  |  DATE: Tues., Nov. 5  |  TIME: 6.00 pm  |  LOCATION:  LaSells Stewart Center


Find Out about MECOP Internship Opportunities

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is hosting a fact-finding meeting for students interested in participating in the MECOP internship program. The event, "MECOP - What we really thought," is hosted by a panel of MIME junior and senior students that have been selected for MECOP internships. They will answer questions about the program and offer tips to help navigate the interview process successfully. There will be two sessions, one for industrial and manufacturing engineers (Rogers 226) and one for mechanical engineers (Rogers 230).

MECOP Session  |  DATE: Wed., Nov 6  |  TIME: 5.30 pm  |  LOCATION: Rogers 230 and 226


EWB Belize Project Committee

At the EWB general meeting the Belize project committee will give a status update on the specifics of the proposed project work in the country, and the next steps.

EWB Belize Project  |  DATE: Thurs., Nov 7  |  TIME: 6.00 pm  |  LOCATION: KEAR 212


Benchmade Knives Tour, 5 Seats Left

The SME Chapter has five seats remaining on its facilities tour of Benchmade Knives scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, from 12-2pm in Oregon City. Dan Jonovicz, an officer from the SME Portland Senior Chapter and current Benchmade employee, will be leading the tour for the group. Transportation details will be disclosed once the online sign-ups are complete. Please contact Adam Strength with questions.

Facility Tour  |  DATE: Fri., Nov 8  |  TIME: 12-2 pm  |  LOCATION: Oregon City


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.



OSU’s Leadership Minor & Leadership Certificate

Coordinators of OSU’s Leadership Minor and Leadership Certificate programs are hosting a leadership workshop outlining opportunities for student leadership in engineering. The programs offer the opportunity to build leadership skills through coursework.

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP  |  DATE: Tue., Nov. 5  |  TIME 4 pm  |  Batcheller 144


Grad Student Workshops

The OSU Libraries offers a series of free Graduate Student & Faculty Fall Term Workshops.  To save a seat for a workshop  and for complete session descriptions, visit: http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty  many of the sessions have handouts or online tutorials.


Study: Upper Extremity Physical Disabilities

The study titled "KINdReD: Knowledge and Methods for Inclusive Product Design - Disability Simulation" is seeking two groups of research participants (over age 18) -- people with upper extremity physical disabilities of all types and people with no disability. The principal investigator is Dr. Robert Stone along with Dr. Sarah Oman. Contact Jessica Armstrong for further information at armstroj@onid.orst.edu.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships


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: 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


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

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary and manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems, is currently accepting applications for its paid summer internship positions in Washington state. The available positions include mechanical/aerospace, systems, software mad electrical engineering.

Insitu is looking for a project engineering manager for its Hood River, Oregon location. Ideal candidates have more than eight years’ experience in a project engineering management role with steadily increasing responsibilities.

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

ESCO Corporation is accepting applications until Nov. 15 for a design engineer. Applicants should hold a four-year engineering degree (MME preferred) and some fluency in a second language.

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.


Also: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has posted 20 positions for paid summer internship positions. The application deadline is Nov. 18.

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.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • NEW – The University of Oklahoma, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in "Systems Engineering and Analytics." Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
  • The University of Iowa Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in industrial engineering in the area of big data analytics, effective Spring or Fall 2014. An earned doctorate in industrial engineering or a related discipline is required. Application reviews are going on now until the position is filled.
  • The University of Iowa Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering also seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of design and manufacturing. Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of engineering design theory, sustainable design, additive manufacturing, and design for manufacturing. Application reviews are going on now until the position is filled.
  • Purdue University has multiple faculty openings in Next Generation Manufacturing. The positions are tenure‐track and tenured positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels. Application reviews are going on now until the positions are filled.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) at Lehigh University are searching for two tenure-track assistant/associate professors. The openings are in two fields: 1) Mechanical Systems, including the areas of systems, dynamics and controls and 2) Solid Mechanics, with an emphasis on structural failure and fracture mechanics as possibly applicable to shale gas. Application reviews are going on now until the positions are filled.
  • NEW – 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 November 15.
  • NEW – 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.
  • 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, 2013, 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.
  • NEW – 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 December 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 – 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.
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