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Robert B. Stone to lead NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Robert B. Stone of Oregon State University as division director of the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) in the Directorate for Engineering. Stone, who begins his NSF appointment on Dec. 10, 2018, is a professor of mechanical engineering in the Oregon State School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

FAA's Larry Ilcewicz '84 wins Prestigious Crichlow Prize (AIAA)
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Larry B. Ilcewicz, chief scientific and technical advisor for Advanced Composite Materials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has been selected to receive the 2019 Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize. Ilcewicz was awarded a dual degree Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Oregon State University in 1984.

Oregon State's Tim Slama reaches Final Four in reality TV golf series (Statesman Journal)
Oregon State senior Tim Slama has advanced to the Final Four on Golf Channel's "Driver vs. Driver 2." The winner of the seven-episode, reality TV series that premiered Oct. 2 receives $250,000 and their driver design will be sold in golf stores worldwide. On episode four Tuesday, prototype drivers were tested by an assortment of golf experts, including touring pros, instructors and equipment managers, at PGA Demo Day in Orlando, Florida. Slama was among the five finalists on site.

Mark Your Calendar

CNC Seminar – CAM Programming I
This seminar will introduce the use of CAM software to generate CNC programs for the MIME Shop’s CNC equipment. Topics covered will include an introduction to machining strategies for CNC, CAM Software concepts and an introduction to EdgeCAM and PTC Creo/NC software. Students wanting to use MIME’s CNC equipment should attend this seminar. Attendees must have completed ME250 prior to attending.
Thurs., Nov. 1 | 12 to 1 p.m. | Rogers 226

Launch-U Speaker Series: The “Cycle” of Entrepreneurship: Jake VanderZanden and the OTTOLOCK
Jake VanderZanden, OSU engineering alum and president of highly successful start-up OTTO DesignWorks, will share his practical entrepreneurial insights through the case study of his wildly successful product OTTOLOCK, an innovative, versatile outdoor lock that provides portable and compact security for outdoor enthusiasts. Mr. VanderZanden will delve into new product development, corporate entrepreneurism, marketing, crowdfunding, design for manufacturing, and much more. RSVP.
Thurs., Nov. 1 | 6 to 8 p.m.

Van's Aircraft Tour
Join ASME on a tour of Van’s Aircraft in Aurora, OR. Sign up. Questions can be directed to sargeant@oregonstate.edu.
Fri., Nov. 2 | Leave campus at 10 a.m, tour at 12 p.m.

URSA Engage Information/Networking Workshop
The 2018-2019 URSA Engage program will be described, and information provided on how applicants can seek and approach mentors, and develop a successful application. Following the presentation, potential faculty mentors will present their research and examples of potential projects. At the end of the event, we will host a networking session where undergraduates and mentors can meet, discuss potential projects and exchange contact information.
Mon., Nov. 5 | 5 to 6:30 p.m. | Cordley Hall, 1109

MIME School Head's Office Hours
Harriet B. Nembhard, school head and Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering, invites MIME students to stop by for coffee or tea and to talk about your career, club, résumé, goals, life, etc.
Wed., Nov. 7 | 4 to 5 p.m. | Rogers 206

MIME School Head's Lecture: A Ph.D. in Engineering is Absolutely Free
Learn about today's market for advanced degrees.
Wed., Nov. 7 | 5 to 6 p.m. | Rogers 226

OSU Astronomy Club Open House
We will be giving away free NASA posters, doing astronomical observations (via a remote telescope in New Mexico), and having cool activities that help students (and the public in general) learn about astronomy. Additionally, members of the robotics and the rocketry clubs will talk about their projects. The event information can be found at facebook.com/osuastronights.
Fri., Nov. 9 | 7 to 10 p.m. | Weniger Hall

Innovative HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency
ASHRAE Oregon-Willamette Valley section invites interested OSU engineering students to attend the next local meeting. ASHRAE distinguished lecturer and Professional Engineer, Danial Nall, PE, will be presenting on Innovative HVAC Systems for Energy Efficiency. For complete details and to RSVP (required*) use this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=meru7qxab&oeidk=a07efsp2dez282baca1.
Wed., Nov. 14 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Springfield, OR


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MIME is calling for proposals for new research projects to advance our Strategic Excellence Initiatives. Students will identify a faculty project mentor and submit an application based off of a project of their design. The program supports awards of up to $5,000 provided to support eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in Spring or Summer 2018, giving $3,000 to the student, $1,000 for the student’s travel (to participate in a relevant professional conference), and $1,000 honorarium for the faculty advising the student. Additional information about this program can be found at http://mime.oregonstate.edu/undergrad/research. Applications are due by November 9th, 2018.

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 Oregon State, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of a mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 to support the project. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2019 through the end of spring term 2019 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week). Everything you need to know is on URSA's website.

Help compete in the Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge competition at Kennedy Space Center. The team with the most votes will be guaranteed a spot. Click the link and like their photo to cast your vote: .

Matlab helpdesk is offered in Dearborn 119A. We have students available every day of the week, including the weekend and some evenings.Get hands-on help with Matlab: finding and fixing bugs; writing scripts and functions; loops, logic, variables; plotting; and more. Full schedule.

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 Buildin 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.


EUSMAT opens a new call for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the AMASE Master Programme: Motivated students can apply for joining the AMASE Master Programme, which provides Erasmus Mundus scholarships for carrying out this two-year international Master in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering. The application for the intake 2019 is now open. For more information please check our website www.amase-master.net or contact us at: office@eusmat.net.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Paid internships for community college, undergraduate, or graduate students, and recent graduates are available in ocean science, seafloor mapping, ROV (remotely operated vehicle) engineering, and video engineering through the Science & Engineering Internship Program. All interns spend their time at sea standing watches and working among a wide array of scientists, engineers, students, and educators. Accepted students will have the chance to sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 2-4 weeks learning from experts in the field.

This is just a sampling of what can be found in Handshake!

Job Opportunities

Dr. Tianyi Chen is looking for one student to participate in his research in nuclear materials. Interests/background in materials and coding experience is preferred. Although not required, students have taken MATS321, ME316, and MATS322 are highly sought after. The researcher will support data analysis in understanding radiation damage in materials, and the resultant mechanical property changes. 0.2 FTE is expected at the initial stage. Research hours per week is adjustable upon the performance and schedule of the student. Financial support will be provided as the student demonstrating reliability. The position will remain open unit filled. Email tianyi.chen@oregonstate.edu.

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.

ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) is a leading private Mexican university located in Mexico City. ITAM’s Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering invites applications for three new tenure-track positions. For more info, please contact Dr. Luis Moncayo (luis.moncayo@itam.mx). https://www.itam.mx.

The Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Washington invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for two (2) full-time (100% FTE) tenure-track/tenured faculty positions (9-month service periods). We are seeking excellent candidates in the area of Operations Research at the Assistant Professor level. https://apply.interfolio.com/56069

Assistant / Associate Professor of Industrial Tech / Industrial Mgmt (Tenure-Track), The University of Texas at Tyler

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Positions, Pennsylvania State University

Machine Shop Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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