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San Francisco’s Mission District featured in talk and photo exhibit at OSU
“The Mission District: A Window on Humanity,” a talk and photography exhibition about San Francisco’s Mission District by Oregon State University alumnus Richard B. “Dick” Evans '69 (Industrial Engineering), will be held Oct. 18 on the Corvallis campus.

Robots Flex Their Stuff (Terra)
After seeing the creations in Yigit Mengüç’s robotics lab at Oregon State University, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had wandered into a sci-fi film. Mengüç, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering has tentacle-like arms waving, synthetic snakes wiggling, and an underwater hanging machine, that at first glance resembles a living octopus, all lending life to the lab. These aren’t sights most people expect when they think of robots. However, they are typical for researchers in OSU’s soft robotics lab. Here, on the cutting edge — although there isn’t a solid edge to be found on most of these creations — the group is finding revolutionary new ways to fabricate and design machines that look and feel more like flesh than concrete.

Metallic glasses hold commercial promise
Donghua Xu, assistant professor of materials science, was the lead author on a paper featured in the Journal of Applied Physics. Xu's research is helping develop monatomic (single element) metallic glasses that are more ready for commercialization.  

Mark Your Calendar 

Engineering Undergraduate Research Panel
Interested in engineering undergrad research? Not sure how to get involved or what to expect during research? Come learn from current undergrad engineering students who’ve done undergrad research and how you can make the most of your research opportunities here at Oregon State. Pizza provided! For more information and questions, please contact Kathryn Walters at kathryn.walters@oregonstate.edu .
Mon., Oct. 15 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Johnson 219

Celebrating Global Impact
Beavers travel all over the world conducting research, sharing innovation, and impacting the lives of communities in places all over the globe. Join us for an evening of storytelling from the travels of those Oregon State University alumni and faculty who have traveled the globe with the hope of changing the world for the better, including Kendra Sharp, professor of mechanical engineering. 
Mon., Oct. 15 | 6 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center

Engineers Without Borders weekly meetings
We are a non-profit humanitarian organization that partners with developing communities worldwide to improve their quality of life and meet their basic human needs. We do so through the implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students. We currently have two international programs in Nicaragua and Cambodia, as well as a domestic projects group. Come learn more about how to get involved!
Cambodia Program meets Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. in Batcheller 150
Nicaragua Program meets Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. in Owen 241

Next Great Startup Ideation Workshops
Have an innovative business idea? Interested in competing in the college-level Next Great Startup competition on November 15? The College of Engineering and the College of Business are co-sponsoring several Next Great Startup Ideation Workshops in October and November. These workshops are not required for you to enter the Next Great Startup competition, but will certainly give you a leg up on the competition in developing your ideas, forming your teams, learning professional startup skills, and more! Workshops will be held on October 16, 23, and November 3 at convenient times, and food is provided! To learn more about each of these workshops and RSVP for any of them, follow this link.
Oct. 16, 23, and Nov. 3

Micron Technology Meet-up
Chat with Sara Lambeth, Dry Etch Process Owner, Oregon State chemical engineering alum, and member of the CBEE Industry Advisory Board. Casual drop-in format – get advice directly from an industry professional – on engineering careers and what industry is looking for, and get ready for Wednesday’s Career Expo and the CBEE & MIME Career Receptions! (Note: Micron reps will be at Expo on Wednesday and at the CBEE & MIME events on Tues. and Wed. evenings.) Sign up in Handshake.
Tues., Oct. 16 | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Rogers 237

Cascade Data Labs Info Session
Members of the Cascade Data Labs Data Scientist team will share about their experiences working in the industry as well as opportunities with Cascade. Women in engineering (both undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to sign up! Go
here to sign up. Snacks will be provided.
Tues., Oct. 16 3 to 4 p.m. | Johnson 220

Leadership: What does it take, really?  
Join us for a panel discussion on leadership.  Our panelists, leaders from industry and academia, will share their approaches to strategic leadership and what it takes to become a successful leader within the world of STEM, with a focus on women as leaders.  The panelists will explore the importance of what you know, who you know, and how to present yourself. 
Tues., Oct. 16 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | LInC 345

Career Expo
We have a reputation for being awesome, and employers know it. These industry leaders are actively pursuing Oregon State students to fill their open jobs and internships – you don’t want to miss this opportunity. This career fair attracts approximately 150 employers in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
Speed Mock Interviews (In Person and Virtual) | October 15, MU Multipurpose Room, 1 to 4 p.m.
Fall Career Expo | October 17, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Company Meet n’ Greets
Get additional face time with employers and build your network at these company meet ups surrounding the Career Expo:  

Anheuser-Busch (Oct. 17)
ASML, leading manufacturer of lithography machines (Oct. 17)
Naval Shipyard Combined Info Session (Oct. 17)
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Oct. 18)
Interfor (Oct. 19)

Glanbia Nutritionals on campus - Seeks IE students for internships
To sign up, contact Holly Templeton at the Food Science Building, 541-737-6486, holly.templeton@oregonstate.edu.
Informational Session: Info session includes Food Science and Industrial Engineering group. Lunch will be provided.
Wed., Oct. 17 | 12 to 1:30 p.m. | Wiegand 106
Thurs., Oct. 18 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Wiegand 104

MIME Career Reception
There’s still time to sign up in Handshake for the MIME Career Reception, happening after the Wednesday Career Expo. Choose your three info sessions (using this survey link) from the five employers attending – Eaton, Lonza, McKinstry, Micron Technology, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and Union Pacific – and then make more connections with company reps at the catered networking that follows. Most of the companies are hiring for internships and entry-level positions. Attendance is free and open to all MIME students.
Wed., Oct. 17 | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Memorial Union

COE alumnus photography exhibit and talk: The Mission District
The College of Engineering is very excited to host the opening of a spectacular art exhibit by Dick Evans (’69 B.S. Industrial Engineering). On October 18, 35 prints from the “The Mission” will go on display on the main floor of Covell Hall. At the free public opening of the exhibit at 3 p.m., Mr. Evans will be available to answer questions. Following the opening, there will be an artist talk at 5 p.m. in Kearney 312. Seats at the talk are free but limited, so reserve yours today here
Thurs., Oct. 18 | 5 p.m. | Kearney 312

Maxim Engineering Career Panel - Sponsored by HKN
If you are interested in internships or full time roles in Product Engineering, Equipment Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or Warehouse Management, we will have engineers and hiring managers from each group in attendance for Q & A. Maxim is hiring Bachelor’s and Master’s candidates for the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering. Bring your resume.
Thursday, October 18 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm | KEC 1001 | Dinner will be served

Professor Jie Shan (Applied Physics, Cornell University), "Atomic Sandwich: Photonics and optoelectronics of two-dimensional materials"
At the inaugural Wei Lecture, Dr. Shan will share her groundbreaking research on the properties of layered two-dimensional materials. Her work is inspired by the investigations of graphene that lead to the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. Just as graphene was isolated from graphite, a host of 2D materials have been isolated from their parent crystals. These 2D materials exhibit many remarkable properties that are absent in the parent crystals. Moreover, it is possible to stack different 2D materials layer by layer with precise control over the registry between the layers. Learn how these atomic “deli sandwich” structures provide unprecedented opportunities for designing new materials properties and applications. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yat8dd3v
Fri., Oct. 19 | 4 p.m. reception, 4:30 p.m. lecture | LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in MIME Information Session 
All students are invited to attend an information session about UG research opportunities in MIME. I will cover the Top 5 reasons to get involved in undergraduate research, examples of past UG research projects, as well as news and future directions of research in our school. This event will be held in collaboration with the Honors College. In addition, I will review an initiative which provides funding for both students and faculty advisors conducting UG research projects. RSVP.  
Fri., Oct. 19 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | LInC 302

Graduate student career and communication workshops with Dr. Peter Fiske
Improve your skills by spending a day with invited speaker Dr. Peter Fiske. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Engineering and the College of Science. Two workshops are offered at the Memorial Union Horizon Room and also live online. Seating is limited. Register today
Mon., Oct. 22 | Memorial Union Horizon Room

Colloquium: Reinforcement Learning for Healthcare
In this talk, Finale Doshi-Velez, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will talk about a number of directions her group is developing in her lab to identify personalized treatment policies from electronic health and registry records.  Their approaches achieve state-of-the-art results on HIV management and initial promising results for sepsis management.  Next, She will dive into how they evaluated these algorithms when they could not test on new patients and had to rely only on the observational data -- highlighting both current work in their lab on off-policy evaluation as well as more general gotchas that remind us to all be careful scientists.
Mon., Oct. 22 | 4 to 4:50 p.m. | LInC 200

The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Oregon State University will host this daylong symposium. OSU faculty and national experts will participate in this symposium and discuss the potential benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics.
Tues., Oct. 23 | LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M HILL Alumni Center | Register

Start Smart Negotiation Workshop
This two hour interactive workshop is for all engineering students who want to learn how to negotiate to be paid what they are worth. Participants will learn how to set their target salary range and have the opportunity to practice common negotiation strategies. Wage gap issues and additional salary resources are also covered. Food will be provided. Space is limited. Register here: https://leadership.engineering.oregonstate.edu/webform/start-smart-registration
Wed., Oct. 24 |  4 to 6 p.m. | Johnson 221

MIME Distinguished Speaker: "Practice-Based Curriculum Transformation: Strategies-Tactics-Resources," by Tom Litzinger, Ph.D.
Professor Litzinger, professor mechanical engineering, director of the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education, and Assistant Dean, Educational Innovation, Accreditation and Digital Learning at Penn State, will begin with a discussion of issues with traditional engineering curricula and instruction, which research has shown to be less than optimal for maximizing student motivation and learning.  These issues include: an overemphasis on procedural knowledge at the expense of conceptual understanding, ineffective use of laboratory instruction, and inadequate number of opportunities to apply knowledge and skills to authentic engineering problems.  Drawing upon research in psychology, educational psychology, and engineering education, he will then describe changes to engineering curricula and instruction that address these issues.  The research on which the changes are based include the development of expertise, complex problem solving, conceptual learning, inquiry-based learning, and the impact of instructional methods on student learning. 
Fri., Oct. 26 | 11 a.m. | Rogers 226

Leadership Academy Summit
Kick off your leadership development this year with the College of Engineering Leadership Academy’s fifth annual Summit event. Attend keynotes and breakout sessions to learn from experts in engineering and leadership, network with industry leaders, connect with other students, hear about the latest innovations in the Academy, and even win some awesome door prizes! To RSVP, please visit https://leadership.engineering.oregonstate.edu/leadership-academy-summit-2018. Contact coeleadershipacademy@oregonstate.edu with any questions.  
Sat., Oct. 27 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Oregon State 150th Anniversary Celebration
Oregon State's Corvallis campus to be created with cake buildings, placed on top of a map of campus. In preparation we invite you to show your cake decorating skills, or just have fun with a team in the construction of a building.  We will provide the cake and decorating kit.  SIGN UP NOW!  You will be asked to share your name, contact information and if you can build on Friday, October 26 in McNary Dining Hall conference room.  If you work better under pressure and would like to decorate a building on Saturday morning, we will be decorating in the lobby of Mazama at Big River.   
Sat., Oct. 27 | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Corvallis Farmers' Market 


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 Building 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.


A $1,000 scholarship is available for any Oregon State student having completed an internship with a Mechanical Contractor during the past summer.  The scholarships are sponsored by TCM Corp Mechanical Contractors.  To apply, email Joe Fradella at joe.fradella@oregonstate.edu with the following information: Your name, Company you worked for, Dates of internship, Supervisor name and contact information.  Deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, October 19.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Spartan Light Metal Products seeks industrial and manufacturing engineers for summer internships in Missouri. The position includes competitive pay and housing assistance. Virtual interviews may be available. The employment timing listed on their website is for semester schools, but may be flexible to accommodate the quarter system. Internships run from 8 to 12 weeks. You can access the job posting flyer, with info about how to apply: https://oregonstate.box.com/s/medsowxh7ft3n8fno72s4jf20ogudue6.

ANR Group Inc. is a recruiting company based in Richland, Washington and we are scheduled to attend the STEM Career Fair on Wednesday, October 17 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. We have contracts with CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), the Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL), Department of Energy – Office of River Protection (DOE-ORP), and Mission Support Alliance (MSA) to recruit students for their summer intern programs on the Department of Energy’s Hanford site in Richland, WA.All internships are paid, for example a junior Engineer salary ranges from $18.00/hr. to $25.00/hr., senior level students to Grad students can earn $20.00/hr. to $ 32.00/hr.  I don’t have an exact number yet on how many internship positions will be offered, but we had 80+ positions this last year and I expect about that same number this year. If you have students that are looking for an internship, please have them visit our internship website, www.anrinterns.com to get more information and apply for the program, AND visit our Vice President, Ryan Laws at the Career Fair.  Students can also contact me directly at 509-946-1725, or via e-mail at aryns@anrgroupinc.com

Summer Intern - Wood Products Manufacturing OR, WA, MT at Weyerhaeuser #1970481

Microsoft Research has expanded its funding support for students by creating the new Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship in addition to the improved Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. Nominations are still open, and PhD students must be nominated by their universities and applications submitted by the department chair’s office by October 9, 2018. The new Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship aims to increase diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields in North America. Second year PhD students from groups underrepresented in computing (women, African-Americans/Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ) are eligible to apply. The award covers tuition and fees for three years and a $42,000 USD stipend annually.

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Student Technical Assistant (Impact Studio Research Intern). The Impact Studio is a place for teams of faculty, staff, and students to develop, test, and incubate bold ideas that will advance the University’s strategic goals. The Internship Program is designed to give hands-on experience researching the potential of business initiatives originating from the Oregon State University community. As a student intern, you will take part in a variety of tasks needed to evaluate the audience needs, market potential, competition and industry landscape. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/66653

#1842953 Intern Engineering Opportunities at Analog Devices On-campus interviews on 10/19.

Nike Internships: We will be hosting an all-day Fall Showcase Event on Oct. 26 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. To be considered, please apply by Oct. 1. Handshake links: Nike Digital Undergraduate Intern and  Nike Technology Intern

Job Opportunities

OSU Campus Recycling and Surplus is recruiting Materials Management Workers to work part time! This position supports the University’s sustainability efforts through the effective management of materials that includes sorting, cleaning and receiving items in the Surplus Property warehouse. This position drives University vehicles to assist with the daily campus collection of a variety of recycling and surplus materials. The application deadline is 10/12. Click here for the details and application. 

Materials Management Development Program at Pratt & Whitney: The Enterprise Capacity & Materials Planning Strategy (ECMPS) team within Pratt & Whitney (P&W) is a rapidly growing organization established to assess the demand and output capacity of the entire P&W operations and supply chain network. 

#1842959 FT Engineering Opportunities at Analog Devices. On-campus interviews on 10/19.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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.

Lafayette College is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in electrical and computer engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in robotics or a related field. Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate institution emphasizing superior education. Our engineering programs were recently ranked #11 by US News among undergraduate engineering schools. http://apply.interfolio.com/55267

Assistant and/or Associate Tenure Track Computer Science Professors here at Southern Oregon University, located in Ashland. Please take a few minutes to review the postings at http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/7357 and http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/7360

Director, Houston Engineering Center, The University of Texas at Tyler

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