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The Dream Labs of Future Robotics (Robotic Industries Association)
We will take a peek into our future through the lens of a few of the nation’s top academic institutions for robotics research. Each of these universities continues to attract and recruit renowned faculty to their robotics rosters. They have interdisciplinary master’s and doctoral programs in robotics. They spawn successful spinoffs and notable alumni that shake up the industry. They embrace a comprehensive approach to robotics research and education. At the heart of Corvallis, a city in central western Oregon about 50 miles from the Pacific Coast, we find a hidden gem. Oregon State University (OSU) is the city’s largest employer and home to the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute.

Star Wars costume turns real two-legged robot into AT-ST (CNET)
Oregon State University's Cassie robot is a bipedal dynamo that can balance itself and go for walks. Cassie already bears a passing resemblance to the two-legged AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) killing machines from Star Wars, so Cassie's humans decided to dress the bot up as one with a custom costume. Also: TechCrunch

S7, E4: A Clean Water Solution for the Developing World (Engineering Oud Loud)
How do you ensure a product designed for the developing world is useful for the people it’s intended to help? A team of researchers, led by Nordica MacCarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is combining engineering with anthropology in field tests of a water purification system. The episode features mechanical engineering students Nick Moses and Grace Burleson and is hosted by Owen Perry.

Mark Your Calendar

Startup companies: The nuts and bolts
Join us for an interactive session on the how and what of startup companies. Mark Lieberman, Chief Startup Officer and Director of the OSU Advantage Accelerator and Karl Mundorff Co Dir-OSU Venture Accelerator will provide an introduction to the idea funnel, entrepreneurial thinking, articulating a value proposition, and choosing a target market. This will be followed by an Q&A session, where we will be joined by local entrepreneurs Katie Pettinger and Jenn Akeroyd. Please RSVP at https://doodle.com/poll/u5xiw2xgg3xqgz7p.
Tuesday, November 6 | 6 – 7 pm | Metolious Room, ATAMI, 1110 NE Circle Blvd, Corvallis

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers All Member Meeting
You do not have to be a member of IISE to attend. Will be covering opportunities such as: conferences; fideo competition; student simulation competition; other involvement/networking events. Pizza will be provided!
Tuesday, November 6 | 6 - 7pm | Kearney 212

MIME School Head's Lecture: A Ph.D. in Engineering is Absolutely Free
Learn about today's market for advanced degrees.
Wed., Nov. 7 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Rogers 226

CNC Seminar – CAM Programming II
This seminar will demonstrate the use of CAM software to generate CNC programs for the MIME Shop’s Vertical Machining Centers. Topics covered will include an introduction to EdgeCAM and PTC Creo/NC software. Students wanting to learn CAM programming techniques should attend this seminar.
Thursday, November 8 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Rogers 226

Spatial Plasma Enabled Atomic Layer Deposition – Picking up the Pace of ALD
Eric Dickey, president of Lotus Technologies, is the featured speaker at this week's material science seminar.
Thursday, November 8 | 4pm | Rogers 226

CNC Operator Drop in Help Session
Need help completing your CNC Qual happy face project? This drop in help session is the place to get it.  Brian Jensen will be available to walk you through your CNC operational and programming woes as you prepare to complete CNC qualification demonstration. Bring questions about machine operation and programming and get needed practice on the machines.
Friday, November 9 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Rogers 118 (CNC Area)

OSU Astronomy Club Open House
We will be giving away free NASA posters, doing astronomical observations (via a remote telescope in New Mexico), and having cool activities that help students (and the public in general) learn about astronomy. Additionally, members of the robotics and the rocketry clubs will talk about their projects. The event information can be found at facebook.com/osuastronights.
Fri., Nov. 9 | 7 to 10 p.m. | Weniger Hall

Innovative HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency
ASHRAE Oregon-Willamette Valley section invites interested OSU engineering students to attend the next local meeting. ASHRAE distinguished lecturer and Professional Engineer, Danial Nall, PE, will be presenting on Innovative HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency. For complete details and to RSVP (required*) use this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=meru7qxab&oeidk=a07efsp2dez282baca1.
Wed., Nov. 14 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Springfield, OR


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Winter Term Pro-school Application Due 11/30
Winter term Pro-School application Applications are now open and due by 11:55pm on November 30th. The application is located at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/pro-school. For questions please refer to the Pro-School FAQ page: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/pro-school or contact the Office of Student Services by calling 541-737-5236 or stopping by our office in Johnson Hall 114. *If you are student that has just joined us out of high school and in your first-year at OSU you can disregard this message. Your academic advisor will work with you on understanding the pro-school application process at a later time. 

URSA Engage - Call for Student Applications
The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2019 through the end of spring term 2019 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).

Join the Beaver Lodge
The Beaver Lodge is an online insights group for all members of the Oregon State community, for quick opinion surveys and a chance to win prizes! Only 12 percent of participants are affiliated with the College of Engineering. Make sure our engineers are heard and add your voice at osualum.com/beaverlodge.

MIME is calling for proposals for new research projects to advance our Strategic Excellence Initiatives. Students will identify a faculty project mentor and submit an application based off of a project of their design. The program supports awards of up to $5,000 provided to support eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in Spring or Summer 2018, giving $3,000 to the student, $1,000 for the student’s travel (to participate in a relevant professional conference), and $1,000 honorarium for the faculty advising the student. Additional information about this program can be found at http://mime.oregonstate.edu/undergrad/research. Applications are due by November 9, 2018.

Exciting opportunity to engage in partnerships with faculty outside of the classroom while getting paid! The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at Oregon State, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of a mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2019 through the end of spring term 2019 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week). Everything you need to know is on URSA's website.

Help compete in the Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge competition at Kennedy Space Center. The team with the most votes will be guaranteed a spot. Click the link and like their photo to cast your vote: .

Matlab helpdesk is offered in Dearborn 119A. We have students available every day of the week, including the weekend and some evenings.Get hands-on help with Matlab: finding and fixing bugs; writing scripts and functions; loops, logic, variables; plotting; and more. Full schedule.

ACM SIGAI Essay Contest on on Artificial Intelligence Technologies: After the success of our 2017 version of the contest we are happy to announce another round of the ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest on Artificial Intelligence Technologies! Win one of several $500 monetary prizes or a Skype conversation with a leading AI researcher including Joanna Bryson, Murray Campbell, Eric Horvitz, Peter Norvig, Iyad Rahwan, Francesca Rossi, or Toby Walsh. Students are invited to write an essay discussing this year's topics for consideration for prizes and publication in the ACM SIGAI Newsletter! Please see the blog post or PDF call for full details. Deadline: Jan 10, 2019. http://sigai.acm.org/aimatters/blog/2018/09/22/2018-acm-sigai-student-essay-contest-on-artificial-intelligence-technologies/ PDF Call: https://sigai.acm.org/aimatters/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SIGAIEssay2018.pdf

The College of Engineering offers peer tutoring on a drop-in basis for a variety of subjects, and many other campus resources are ready to assist as well! Check out the tutoring schedule (and lots of other useful info) on our web page: academics.engr.oregonstate.edu/student-success.

The 2019 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member. Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion and to create a faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student population. For the application for the 2019 Buildin Future Faculty program and more information about the program, please visit the Building Future Faculty website https://oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/building-future-faculty-program/. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm EST.


OSU ScholarDollars
Oregon State’s new online scholarship search and application system, ScholarDollars, is now accepting applications for more than $50 million in 2019-20 scholarship funds. OSU students may complete one application to be considered for more than 1,600 campus-based scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to submit their ScholarDollars applications between Nov. 1, 2018, and Feb. 1, 2019, to maximize the number of scholarships for which they will be considered. Call 541-737-1125 or visit https://scholarships.oregonstate.edu/scholardollars.

PhD GAANN Fellowship - Missouri S&T
Missouri University of Science and Technology is inviting students to apply for Ph.D. program in engineering management, systems engineering, or civil engineering and become GAANN fellows to conduct cutting-edge research on various aspects of infrastructure studies, including resilience, safety, sustainability, connectivity, and smartness, to name a few. Contact. Dr. Ruwen Qin (qinr@mst.edu).

EUSMAT opens a new call for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the AMASE Master Programme: Motivated students can apply for joining the AMASE Master Programme, which provides Erasmus Mundus scholarships for carrying out this two-year international Master in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering. The application for the intake 2019 is now open. For more information please check our website www.amase-master.net or contact us at: office@eusmat.net.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Job Opportunity: Marketing and Media Lead
Seeking students for part-time school year and full-time summer position at the OSU Energy Efficiency Center as Marketing and Media Lead. Duties include site visit press releases, contacting congressional representatives, and updating program website. Industrial engineering experience and technical writing skills strongly encouraged. For more information visit the job posting here.

Paid internships for community college, undergraduate, or graduate students, and recent graduates are available in ocean science, seafloor mapping, ROV (remotely operated vehicle) engineering, and video engineering through the Science & Engineering Internship Program. All interns spend their time at sea standing watches and working among a wide array of scientists, engineers, students, and educators. Accepted students will have the chance to sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 2-4 weeks learning from experts in the field.

This is just a sampling of what can be found in Handshake!

Job Opportunities

Hoffman Mechanical, incorporated in 1984, a subsidiary of Hoffman Corporation, has positions available starting immediately after the New Year January 2019 and also June 2019 for Hi Tech mechanical cost estimators and Project Engineers in Oregon and Washington. Opportunity for advancement! Hoffman Mechanical self-performs Mechanical work and direct hires pipe fitters and plumbers. Notable recent and ongoing work ie....Intel Hillsboro Or. and Boeing 777X Wing Factory at Paine Field, Everett Washington. Great salary and Benefits. Call or email resumes to contact information found here.

Xcel Energy internship program is open to highly motivated candidates in MN – Becker. Work with the Engineering staff to support plant projects, both capital and ops/maintenance. Work as an entry level engineering analyst doing tasks spanning all aspects of plant operations including performance/efficiency, emissions control, contract and project management, specifying new and replacement equipment, making process improvement recommendations, supporting requests from operations and maintenance.

Dr. Tianyi Chen is looking for one student to participate in his research in nuclear materials. Interests/background in materials and coding experience is preferred. Although not required, students have taken MATS321, ME316, and MATS322 are highly sought after. The researcher will support data analysis in understanding radiation damage in materials, and the resultant mechanical property changes. 0.2 FTE is expected at the initial stage. Research hours per week is adjustable upon the performance and schedule of the student. Financial support will be provided as the student demonstrating reliability. The position will remain open unit filled. Email tianyi.chen@oregonstate.edu.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Multiple faculty positions in Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech
The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for multiple faculty positions effective August 2019 in the following areas:

  1. Assistant Professor -- Stochastic Operations Research. See https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/90019 or posting TR0180114 at jobs.vt.edu
  2. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Operations Research. See https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/90505 or posting TR0180137 at jobs.vt.edu
  3. Assistant Professor –Automation & Robotics. See https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/90526 or posting TR0180138 at jobs.vt.edu
  4. Collegiate Assistant Professor. See https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/91297 or posting TR0180157 at jobs.vt.edu

North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications and nominations for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). The search will be conducted in the following three areas: Area 1: Aerospace Mechatronics including applications to UAV’s, satellites, sounding rockets, and autonomous vehicles; Area 2: Energy including energy storage, energy conversion, and the nexus of food, energy, and water; Area 3: Robotics including medical robotics, soft robotics, self-learning robotics, and robotic teams. For full consideration, candidates must apply by December 1, 2018.

The School of MIME at Oregon State University is conducting faculty searches in Design, Industrial Engineering, and Robotics. The positions are also posted on our Faculty and Staff Openings webpage. Note that our full consideration date is earlier this year, Nov. 1.

ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) is a leading private Mexican university located in Mexico City. ITAM’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering invites applications for three new tenure-track positions. For more info, please contact Dr. Luis Moncayo (luis.moncayo@itam.mx). https://www.itam.mx.

The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Washington invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for two (2) full-time (100% FTE) tenure-track/tenured faculty positions (9-month service periods). We are seeking excellent candidates in the area of Operations Research at the Assistant Professor level. https://apply.interfolio.com/56069

Assistant / Associate Professor of Industrial Tech / Industrial Mgmt (Tenure-Track), The University of Texas at Tyler

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Positions, Pennsylvania State University

Machine Shop Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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