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October 14, 2013

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This Week's Features

The Fall Engineering Career Fair Resume Prep

OSU career advisor Marian Moore will run a resume-writing workshop open to all engineering students, providing tips for improving your resume, as well as techniques for researching companies and generating questions/conversation points for the fair. The Engineering Career Fair is Thursday, Oct. 24.

ENGINEERS’ RESUME WORKSHOP  |  DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 15  |  TIME: 4 pm; |  LOCATION: OWEN 101


Senior Dinner / Resume Portfolio

Student registration for the annual EECS-MIME Senior Dinner 2013 is now open. All OSU EECS and MIME seniors may register. If registration is full, please sign up on the wait list. Any EECS-MIME student, from freshman to graduate level, can upload their resume, which is then included in a portfolio given to the schools’ most active sponsors.

Mark Your Calendar

Georgia-Pacific Info Session

The next event is Tuesday 10/15 in KEC 1005 at 5:30 PM. Georgia-Pacific will host an informational session for students interested in jobs or internships at their company. Bring a resume, and also fill out this form so that session hosts can order pizza for the meeting.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC |  DATE: Tuesday, Oct. 15  |  TIME: 5.30 pm  |  LOCATION: KEC 1005


Materials Research Society Kickoff

OSU has started a new student chapter of the Materials Research Society (MRS). It will be meeting this term every Wednesday 2-3 in Dearborn 303. The group is planning activities for the term and year, along with getting the paperwork done to register with OSU and the College. Interested students can contact Prof. Bill Warnes or the society president, Stephanie Walker. We'll send you the information about the activities as they get settled.

MRS KICKOFF |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 16  |  TIME: 6 pm  |  LOCATION: DEARBORN 303


Engineers Without Borders: Honduran Guest Speaker

Alex Uriel del Cid has worked building community water and sanitation systems for a number of years. He is visiting Corvallis and wants to share some of his experiences. Come to the general meeting this week and join us in welcoming Alex Uriel del Cid.

EWB SPEAKER  |  DATE: Thursday, Oct. 17  |  TIME: 6 pm   |  LOCATION: KEAR 212


Volunteers for LEGO League Workshop

The OSU Robotics Club is looking for about 14 volunteers to help with a FIRST LEGO League workshop. The volunteers would help with team registration/check-in and leading teams to their workshop locations. Please email the group, if interested in helping out.

FIRST LEGO  |  DATE: Saturday, Oct. 19  |  TIME: 3 pm  |  LOCATION: OSU Campus several locations (tba)


Fred Meyer Facility Tour, Only 10 Seats

The IIE Chapter is hosting a tour of Fred Meyer's Distribution Center in Clackamas, Oregon. The tour is open to all MIME students, but there are only ten spots available. Students should pay a $10 deposit to secure their seat. The tour covers the implementation of engineering methods in a real-world industrial system.

FRED MEYER’S TOUR  |  DATE: Friday, Oct. 18  |  TIME: 11 am -6.30 pm  |  LOCATION: BATCHELLOR HALL parking


Second Annual Run 4 Running Water

The Oregon State University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA is hosting a 5k run/walk in Avery Park in Corvallis. All proceeds from the run will go toward their efforts to bring clean drinking water to a community in rural Kenya.

5K RUN/WALK  |  DATE: Saturday, Oct. 19  |  TIME: 8:30 am registration; 10 am race  |  LOCATION: AVERY PARK


A Day in the Life of Microsoft

Hear what Microsoft is developing this year as well as hear about “a day in the life” from full-time engineers. Representatives from the company will be sharing on their experiences, the technologies they work on every day, as well as tips on how to land a job at the company. You are welcomed and encouraged to bring your resume. Free food and prizes, too.

RECRUITING  |  DATE: Thursday, Oct. 24  |  TIME: 6 pm  |  LOCATION: KEC 1001


HP Lab Tour, Only 6 Seats

The OSU Materials Research Society (MRS) Student Chapter will visit the HP lab in Corvallis. The tour is open to all students, who can book their place on the group’s Facebook page.

HP LAB TOUR  |  DATE: Friday, Oct. 25  |  TIME: 3 pm; |  LOCATION: HP Corvallis


From Idea to Product: Designing Educational Robots

Prof. Jonathan Hurst, the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory, and the Robotics Club in conjunction with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will hold a seminar, "From Idea to Product: Designing Educational Robots" describing the design processes behind the Finch robot and the Hummingbird robotics kit, two projects that have evolved from NSF-backed research projects to educational products.  Dr. Tom Lauwers, the founder of BirdBrain Technologies LLC, will speak at the event for a seminar talk on Friday, October 25th, at 4:00 PM

SEMINAR  |  DATE: Fri, Oct. 25  |  TIME: 4-5 pm  |  LOCATION: tba


SEMI Pacific Northwest Professional Development Seminar

Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry

College students and recent graduates interested in career opportunities in the semiconductor and related high technology industries should attend the SEMI Pacific Northwest Professional Development Seminar. Participating companies at this year’s event include Applied Materials, Intel, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The event requires advance registration.

SEMINAR  |  DATE: Fri, Oct. 25  |  TIME: 8 am-3 pm  |  LOCATION: Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus


Engineering Clubs Symposium

The College of Engineering Engineering Clubs Symposium for all engineering student groups to plan for future collaboration. Contact Scott Evans, the EWB-OSU Workshops Coordinator at workshops@ewb-osu.org for information.

ENGINEERING CLUB SYMPOSIUM  |  DATE: Saturday, Oct. 26  |  TIME: 10 am-2 pm  |  LOCATION: Kearney Hall


Women in Tech Career Workshop

From College to Careers: Workshop for Women in Technology is a forum for women to discuss pathways into tech careers and network with peers and professionals. Panelists for the workshop include Becky James from WebMD Health Services, Hannah Adams from Intel, and Elizabeth French from CH2M HILL. Registration is required – by Oct. 27.

CAREER WORKSHOP  |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 30  |  TIME: 3 pm  |  LOCATION: CH2M HILL Alumni Center


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.



Stop by BAT and Chat SWE Mentoring Program

The Society of Women Engineers has posted hours for its SWE mentoring program. It is a flexible program where you can stop by BAT 141 and chat with some older students about life, school, SWE, or anything. The schedule of when mentors will be in BAT 141 is posted right inside the room or online in a Google doc. At other times it is likely that someone will be in the room as well, and there are Dutch Bros and froyo gift cards.


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

NSF and NDSEG Fellowships

First- and second-year graduate students – and interested seniors, too -- are invited to a presentation on the NSF and NDSEG fellowships for graduate school. Graduate students who are in their first or second years are eligible to apply for either (or both) fellowship, which offer a generous yearly stipend and all tuition/fees for three years. Senior undergrads who intend on going to graduate school are also eligible to apply. The deadline for the NSF fellowship application is November 4, and the NDSEG deadline is December 20. If you can't attend the session, please contact Dr. Kyle E. Niemeyer for information.

INFO SESSION |  DATE: Friday, Oct. 18  |  TIME: 6 pm  |  LOCATION: Rogers 226
DEADLINES: NSF, Nov. 4; NDSEG, Dec. 20


Women in Transportation Scholarships
The women in transportation society WTS Portland Chapter is seeking applicants for high school, undergraduate, and graduate scholarship. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $5,700, are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record, and transportation-related activities or job skills.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, Oct. 23


Scholarship Opportunity for IIE Members
Active and eligible student members of IIE can be nominated for IIE scholarships and fellowships. Please note that you MUST be nominated by the IIE advisor or MIME school head, and you must send a completed letter of interest to dvorakm@onid.oregonstate.edu by 5pm on Oct. 18.

DEADLINE: Friday, Oct. 18


Like ‘Em OSU Financial Aid & Scholarships
OSU Financial Aid & Scholarships is updating their Facebook page with a variety of events and information -- including a listing of new scholarships. Here is a sample from their site: "Attention Veterans and their families, here is an exciting scholarship opportunity (hurry, it closes on Oct. 31st)"

DEADLINE: Thursday, Oct. 31 and ongoing


Funds for Overseas Automotive Placement
FISITA offers student engineers the opportunity to apply for a travel bursary, of up to Euro 2000, to help with the costs of taking part in organized work placements (internships, exchange programs, work placements etc.) in automotive companies and research institutions overseas.

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 31 for those applicants attending placements November - March.


Research Opportunity
The International Conference on Composite Materials & Renewable Energy will continue to accept research paper submissions until November 1. The ICCMREA’ 2014 is held Jan 22-24, 2014, in the beach city of Sousse, Tunisia. Important dates are:

* Abstracts for individual papers (2 pages), posters/papers are due by Nov. 1, 2013
* Notification of Acceptance: Within 8 weeks

DEADLINE: Friday, Nov. 1


Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity:

The Research Office is accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) program for Winter and/or Spring term(s) 2013-14. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and the URISC application form re available in application form format. For more information, contact Debbie Delmore

DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 4


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.

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 Manson Construction offers a summer internship - Engineering & Estimating. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to rotate between the two positions working in the field as well as in the estimating office to obtain knowledge and experience in the marine construction industry. Applications are accepted until October 27.

NEW Idaho Power is hiring now for seven paid internship positions available for summer 2014. Of them, there are two mechanical positions available.  Students may apply online @ www.idahopower.com/careers. Application deadline is Oct. 22.

MIME undergraduate students interested in combustion- and propulsion-related research are invited to contact Dr. David Blunck (David.Blunck@oregonstate.edu) to discuss hourly positions.  Applicants are expected to have a desire to build experiments and facilities, have an accumulative GPA > 3.6, and an interest in pursuing a Masters or PhD degree.  Please send a resume before Oct. 18.

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:

  • 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.

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

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

NEW The Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Connecticut seeks faculty candidates in the areas of Thermal-Fluid Sciences (2 positions) and Design and Manufacturing (2 positions). The positions are available immediately.

NEW Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. Candidates at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) will be considered.  Specific areas of interest are robotics, mechanobiology, energy; and advanced manufacturing.

Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich.) Dean of Engineering candidates sought, review of applications begins Oct. 16.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Iowa invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of design and manufacturing effective Spring or Fall 2014. Application review will begin Oct. 18.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Prairie View A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track position at assistant professor level in Mechanical Design. The application closing date is Oct. 28.

University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, Colo.) - Two tenure track faculty positions one in Solid Mechanics and one in the area of Bioengineering, review of applications will begin Nov. 1.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) Tenure track faculty position in Biomechanical Engineering and Biomedical Robotics in RPI's Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering. Deadline for application is Nov. 1.

Clemson University (Clemson, S.C.) Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty, assistant or associate professor level. Application deadline is Nov. 1, but may remain open beyond that.

NEW 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 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 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.

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