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  • 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

  • Robotics Seminar: "Planning Algorithms for Multi-RobotActive Perception," Graeme Best, Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney
    A fundamental task of robotic systems is to use onboard sensors and perception algorithms to understand high-level semantic properties of an environment. The performance of perception algorithms can be greatly improved by planning the motion of the robots to obtain high-value observations. In this talk Best will present a suite of planning algorithms we have been developing for these tasks. These methods aim to address the challenges of decentralised coordination, long planning horizons, unreliable communication, predicting plans of other agents, and general classes of perception models. The proposed algorithms are motivated by several key ideas: Monte Carlo tree search, self-organising maps, branch and bound, optimal stopping, sweep-planes, variational methods, orienteering problems, set cover, and Bayesian inference. Dec. 1 | 10-11 a.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226

Announcements

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates - Call for Proposals: Donations through the OSU Foundation to the MIME Excellence Fund provide approximately $100,000 per year to support our strategic initiatives through a Call for Proposals (CFP) process. This announcement supports awards of up to $5,000 provided to support eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in Spring or Summer 2018. Click here for more information and proposal submission guidelines. Proposals should be submitted by Feb. 16, 2018.

  • College of Engineering Students - the online College of Engineering Scholarship Application is open from November 15 until February 15 at http://oregonstate.edu/scholarships/app/. Your application will be reviewed by both the College and your specific program to see if you are eligible for scholarship funds within the College for 2018-2019 academic year. Note: You must complete the application during this time frame. We do not accept applications at any other time.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Student Services by email: coeundergradprograms@oregonstate.edu.
      
  • 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.

Graduate Defenses


Job and Internship Opportunities

  • Summer 2018 Undergrad/Grad Internships at Space Vehicles Directorate: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/opportunities/researchTopics/index.cfm. Deadline for applications is Jan. 16, 2018.

  • OS Engineering has an opening for an Electrical Engineer. This position is responsible for designing, repairing, maintaining, modernizing, and delivering control systems, which are systems that uses sensors and detectors to measure the output performance of the process being controlled; these measurements are used to provide corrective feedback helping to achieve the desired performance. http://www.os-engr.com/

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program: The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has been a premier student program for 25 years promoting diversity in the federal and corporate workforce. We seek the best and brightest from across disciplines to fill hundreds of internship opportunities per year. Gain work experience, acquire new skills, and grow your professional network! Federal and corporate internships are available in the nation's capital and across the U.S. Be part of the more than 12,000 former interns who have taken on the challenge and used their internships to launch their professional careers. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1066842/share_preview

  • 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.

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 Energy Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a tenure-track position. The successful candidate is expected to establish and sustain an externally sponsored research program in solid mechanics, preferably in one of the following focus areas: dynamics, system modeling and simulation, robotics, design, biomechanics, or advanced manufacturing, as well as teach graduate and undergraduate level courses and supervise graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) More information.

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position with specialization in manufacturing at the level of assistant professor rank starting August 2018. Link.

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