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  • Oceans May Host Next Wave Of Renewable Energy [NPR]
    The fledgling wave energy industry is getting a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy is spending up to $40 million to build a wave energy test facility off the Oregon coast.
  • Congratulations to Project X, the winner of this year's MIME PechaKucka competition. Project X is dedicated to connecting Oregon State University faculty interested in sponsoring outreach in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields with Oregon State University graduate and undergraduate students dedicated to completing STEAM outreach activities. Second place went to the OSU Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter. Thank you to all the groups who participated.

  • Kamyar Raoufi, MIME Ph.D. candidate in advanced manufacturing, awarded second place at SDPS Conference
    Kamyar Raoufi, an MIME Ph.D. candidate in advanced manufacturing advised by Dr. Karl Haapala, was invited to participate in the Doctoral Symposium and Poster Presentation Competition held in conjunction with the 2017 Society for Design and Process Science Conference in Birmingham, AL (Nov. 5-9, 2017). Kamyar received second place for his presentation as a part of the Engineering and Technology track. Kamyar’s research is pursuing ways to support sustainable engineering education and sustainable product design through unit manufacturing process analysis. 

Mark Your Calendar

  • The OSU Graduate School is hosting a general information session covering the basics of graduate education. This session is meant to provide general information to students in the early stages of considering whether graduate school is right for them. In addition to having time for a detailed Q&A with Graduate School staff at the end of the presentation, we will cover such topics as: What are the benefits of a graduate degree? What are the basic admission requirements and processes? How do I pay for my graduate education? For those unable to attend in person, the Graduate School will be live-streaming the event. To participate online, please visit the following link, Fall Grad Info Night. Nov. 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Austin Hall Stirek Auditorium

  • Workshop: Technical Interview Presentations
    This workshop will cover how to create a strong PowerPoint presentation for use during technical interviews. The workshop is designed for engineering graduate students who are interested in pursuing industry jobs, but all students are welcome to attend.  Nov. 29 | 3 p.m. | Johnson Hall, Room 221

  • The Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to invite you  to join us for an engaging panel discussion on forest fires in Oregon. The panel features two OSU researchers (Dr. Brenda McComb, Emeritus Dean and Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society and Dr. James Johnston, Research Associate in Forest Engineering, Resources & Management), along with Kyle Proctor, an OSU graduate student in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering who was caught in the Eagle Creek Fire in September this year. Prior to the panel, we will host a reception to recognize the OSU College of Engineering for their ongoing support of SWE.  All are welcome! The event is free and open to the public. Nov. 29 | 5 p.m. reception, 5:30 p.m. panel discussion | Kearney Hall, Room 112


  • Opportunity abounds at the 2018 Graduate Research Showcase! Join industry exhibitor Blount International and representatives from CH2M, Google, Intel, Mozilla, NuScale Power, Oregon State University, Stratovate, and Traffic Technology Services, Inc. for a day of networking and professional development. Not convinced? Hear more from Vishvas and other past participants in a video about last year’s Graduate Research Showcase. Registration closes today, Nov. 20.

  • Graduating Seniors:  If you are planning to graduate Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018 and are planning to attend this year’s MIME Graduation Celebration, please apply to graduate at your earliest convenience. This will allow us to provide you information regarding the ceremony in a timely manner.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review Course Open for Registration: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) club at Oregon State University is hosting the annual FE Review Course during Winter Term 2018 (click here for dates and more information). This course is specifically designed to assist OSU engineering students who are studying for the FE Exam. The following subjects are covered: Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Fundamentals, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. Registration includes access to digital recordings of each lecture and notes on Canvas through Sept. 1, 2018. The cost of the course is $100 for OSU students if you sign up online before Dec. 16. The cost will be $125 after Dec. 16. Please contact tec@oregonstateiise.org with questions.
  • Tech Soft 3D, headquartered in Bend, OR, invites students to participate in their Super Model CAD Design Competition. Contestants are required to submit an original 3D mechanical part or assembly that will be judged according to overall quality and model complexity. Winning contestants will receive recognition and cash, with the first-place prize of $1,500. More information about the competition can be found at https://techsoft3d.com/dataset-contest/.

Graduate Defenses

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • Summer Internship Opportunity for Engineering Students in Public Policy: Ranked as one of the best internships in the U.S. by the Princeton Review, WISE (Washington Internships for Students of Engineering) offers a unique opportunity to 3rd and 4th year engineering students to spend the summer of 2018 in Washington, D.C., learning about the interaction of technology and public policy. The dates of the 2018 WISE program are June 3 - August 4, 2018. ASME is now accepting applications for its 2018 WISE intern.  All WISE interns must be either citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents. The ASME application can downloaded at http://www.wise-intern.org. This year’s application deadline is December 31.
  • Cascade Pacific Pulp is looking for a dedicated productive Reliability Engineer at their Halsey mill. The Reliability Engineer will provide engineering support for the Maintenance department; determine and document appropriate improvements to mill equipment and/or design and manage repair or replacement; oversee inspections of mill systems; assist in mechanical planning for daily work and maintenance shut-downs; and plan, direct, supervise and coordinate work activities of union mechanical maintenance employees. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1138919/share_preview

  • An 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 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 in development funds. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2018 through the end of spring term 2018 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week). Everything you need to know is live on our website: http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research/funding-opportunities/ursa-engage

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University will conduct searches for three outstanding tenured/tenure-track hires. These will be in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Design, and Robotics with position start dates in Fall 2018. More information can be found here.
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering is seeking to recruit tenured and tenure track faculty in the broad area of dynamical systems. apply.interfolio.com/46231
  • Texas Tech University has two tenure track faculty postions in Mechanical Engineering (one in the field of energy and the other focused on engineers in medicine) as well as an opening in Industrial Engineeringhttps://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php 

  • The School of Engineering at GVSU invites applications for a tenure-track Faculty position at the Assistant / Associate Professor level. The position is within the Product Design and Manufacturing engineering program covering the general areas of materials and processes. http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/

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