MIME E-Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial &
Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

November 12, 2012

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This Week's Features

MIME Keychain Design Contest...Needs YOU!

The OSU Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (OSU-SME) and School of MIME want your help designing keychains  to use as gifts! The winner receives a $30 gift-card to the restaurant of their choice and one whole year of SME membership! Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 23rd. More information can be found here.

Attention 2013 MIME Graduates...and especially THOSE OF YOU FINISHING THIS TERM 

Students who have completed—or expect to complete—all of the requirements for their undergraduate or graduate degree between Summer term 2012 and Summer term 2013, please read the following information and act on whatever part of it pertains to you.

The 2013 MIME Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for June 14, 2013 (the day before University Commencement). Along with providing RSVP information for MIME Commencement Ceremony attendance (needed for an accurate catering order), this survey also gathers other demographic, biographical, and future contact information for graduating students. All students completing their program in Summer/Fall 2012 or Winter/Spring/Summer 2013 are asked to complete this survey.

  • MIME Seniors Finishing this Term*: Follow this link to schedule an appointment for your FREE senior portrait. 15-minute appointments between 4:15 pm and 7:15 pm are available both this week and next. Portraits will be taken in the Rogers 237 conference room. There are no sitting fees; this portrait is a complimentary gift from the School of MIME. It will be used for the 2013 MIME senior class composite and will also be made available to you online.

ESE Seniors: Check with Robin Feuerbacher re. the picture-taking protocol for OSU-Cascades location.

*After the new year, another round of sittings will be scheduled for students finishing winter, spring, and summer terms.

Mark Your Calendar

Below is a partial listing of School- and College-related events. It is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus. If you would like to include an event in this listing, 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.

This Week

Mon, Nov 12

Classroom Richness: Domestic and International Students Learn Together. 12–1 pm, Kelley Engineering, Rm 1007. This panel aims to discuss issues pertinent to understanding internationalization within the classroom.

Tues, Nov 13

MECOP Internship Info Exchange: IE and MfgE Internships. 6 pm, Covell 117.  See Announcements section for more info.

Wed, Nov 14

Leadership Fair. 10 am–2 pm, Joyce Powell Leadership Center. Visit here for more information.

MECOP Internship Info Exchange: ME Internships. 6 pm, Covell 117.  See Announcements section for more info.

Thurs, Nov 15

Successful Interview Practices. MEETING CANCELLED. Event is being rescheduled for a future date TBD.

Fri, Nov 16

Annual ASME Pumpkin Chunkin' Competition. Starts at 2 pm, at the field south of 11th and Monroe. Sponsored by OSU-ASME, but all comers welcome!  Read the competition rules here, and get busy building your launch device!

Research to Commercialization, Legal Aspects: Trade secrets, Licensing, etc. 12–1 pm, Bexell Hall 207. Co-sponsored by the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI) and Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD).

MIME Seminar: TruPLAN & TruFIBER advanced material kinematics and layup process simulation for automated carbon fiber layup. Presenter:  Massimiliano Moruzzi, Director of Business Development, Magestic Systems Inc. Refreshments at 2:30, talk 3–4 pm, Covell 117 (MIME Library).

Sat, Nov 17

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) OSU Student Chapters Tailgater. 4:30 pm, Reser Stadium, spots 591 and 592 next to 30th Street. Food and drinks provided. Please contact Seth Wiberg for more information.

Plan Ahead

Mon, Nov 19

Productivity with Mac and iPad. 4–5 pm, Batcheller 144. Discover the capabilities of Mac and iPad in education. Explore navigation, productivity, educational apps, and digital textbooks. Session will have interaction elements, come with questions and time will be available for one-on-one help.

Tues, Nov 20

MIME Graduate Defense: Sensitivity of Hashin damage parameters for notched composite panels in tension and out-of-plane bending presented by Thomas Wright, candidate for MS in Mechanical Engineering. 8:30 pm, Covell 117 (MIME Library).

Fri, Nov 30

Research to Commercialization, The Entrepreneur's Role. 12–1 pm, HP Campus, Building 11. Co-sponsored by the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI) and Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development (OCCD).


COE MAGAZINE NAMING CONTEST needs you to name the new CoE alumni magazine. In three upcoming issues of the Oregon Stater alumni magazine, the CoE will have a multi-page insert targeted to our ~25,000 engineering alumni and featuring topics such as the OSU Chapter of Engineers without Borders, O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab's wave maker, the College's new driving/bike simulator, and engineering scholarship winners. The challenge? Name the insert! All faculty, staff and students are invited to submit suggestions (forward to Nancy Brickman). Winner will receive a bamboo thumb drive! 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS OFFERS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT DOUBLE DEGREE (IMDD) PROGRAM. Participants in the IMDD program will gain expertise in developing new ideas and inventions and learn how to take these ideas through the innovation and commercialization process. The intent is to build upon the knowledge and skills developed by students in their primary major while giving them the tools to become more productive and and innovative members of the organizations where they will work. All students are required to watch/listen to the Orientation Video as their first step toward being evaluated for eligibility. This video and more information can be found at the degree webpage. Any questions can be directed to the COB Advising Office (541-737-3716).

MIME INTERNSHIP INFORMATION EXCHANGE SESSIONS THIS WEEK. Want to know which companies to talk with at the Multiple Engineering Co-op Program (MECOP) Fall Event this Thursday? Come to one of the MIME Internship Exchange events and find out more.

  • INDUSTRIAL/MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING. November 13, 6 pm, Covell 117. 
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. November 14, 6 pm, Covell 117. 


  • ATLANTIS DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (click on the link to access the program application). The deadline to apply for the next study abroad group (leaving either Spring 2013 or Fall 2013) is November 15. Please contact Professor Warnes if you have questions or want to learn more.
  • IE3 GLOBAL INTERNSHIP deadline to apply for a Spring term international internship is November 15. Visit the IE3 website for more information about different programs and opportunities.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

INCREASING DIVERSITY IN THE EARTH SCIENCES PROGRAM (IDES) is a two-year program for juniors and promising sophomores. IDES seeks to increase the number of students from under-represented groups in the earth sciences. Students from any major with an interest in the earth sciences may apply. All mentored projects and internships will include a stipend. For more information please visit the IDES website. The instructions for applying are available here. Application deadline is March 1, 2013.

PENN STATE'S TOSHIBA-WESTINGHOUSE UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM is now accepting applications for a 10-week paid summer program (May 24–Aug 2). Students who have completed their sophomore year of study will work closely with faculty-mentors on a nuclear research project, network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island. Fellows will receive a $6000 stipend as well as on-campus housing. Application deadline is January 27, 2013. More information can be found at the program website.

NUCLEAR FORENSICS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 graduate fellowship program. NFGFP provides support to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines relevant to nuclear forensics. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. More information, as well as the application forms, can be found here.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Student Positions:

Here is a sampling of current MIME-related postings on the Beaver JobNet:

And Some Additional Employment Opportunities...

CAMPUSPOINT specializes in placing new college graduates in job openings with contracted employers at no cost to the graduate! Here are some of their open ME positions:

For help with polishing your resume or cover letter...

...Or for services such as mock interviews, workshops and career counseling, visit OSU Career Services in Kerr Administration Building B008 or online.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

VIRGINIA TECH (Blacksburg, VA) - Research positions for Robotics and Mechanisms Lab

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (Phoenix, AZ) - Review of applications for all positions will begin 1 November 2012 and continue on the 1st and 15th of every month until the search is closed.

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY (Vestal, NY) - Applications received by 5 December 2012 will be given first consideration, but positions will remain open until filled.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Evanston, IL) - Mechanical engineering tenure-track faculty position. Applications received before 15 December 2012 will receive full consideration.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (Salt Lake City, UT) - Review of applications will begin 1 December 2012 and continue until positions are filled.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY (Berkeley, CA) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position, application deadline is December 17, 2012

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