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October 7, 2013

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2013-14 School of MIME E-Bulletin, Week 2

Surviving week one factoid: On Monday, September 30 – the first day of fall term classes – Corvallis recorded 1.56 inches of rain. This swimmingly shattered a 104-year-old record for that day’s rainfall from 1909, which stood at 0.60 inches, the Corvallis Gazette-Times reports.


This Week's Features

Graduate Student Welcome BBQ and Award Ceremony

At the MIME graduate welcome barbeque in September, graduate program committees named the winners of the Grad Student Awards for the 2012-2013 academic year. The four winners are:

Mohammad Yazdani, 2013 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, Industrial Engineering
Natthaphon Raengthon, 2013 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science
Stephen Naleway,  2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
Qi Gao, 2013 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Industrial Engineering


Senior Dinner with Industry Recruiters

Student registration for the annual EECS-MIME Senior Dinner 2013 opens Oct. 13 (and closes Oct. 18). All OSU EECS and MIME seniors (including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships) may register. The free dinner event seats students with industry sponsors that seek more exclusive opportunities to meet engineering students than that offered at the Engineering Career Fair. If registration is full, please sign up on the wait list. The wait list will put you in line for the next available spot. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pacific Power, Rackspace, Garmin, Tektronix, Pariveda Solutions, The Boeing Company

SENIOR DINNER  |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 23  |  TIME: 6-9 pm  |  LOCATION: Memorial Union Ballroom


All Students Resume Upload Option

Select industry partners from the Schools of EECS & MIME receive a collection of resumes from any participating students. Keep in mind that seniors are given preference for seating at the Senior Dinner, but 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. In some instances, we may advise students to rework a resume, and exclude the resume from the collection.

BEGINNING: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013  |  ENDING: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013    


Engineering Career Fair Fully Booked

This year’s Engineering Career Fair is “sold out.” More than one hundred companies – for example, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, CH2M HILL, Intel, and Skanska – are sending recruiters to OSU meet our engineering students. The Fall 2013 Engineering-focused Career Fair is Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is organized by OSU Career Services, so please visit their site for information about CV-writing strategies, participating employers, and how to prepare for a career fair.

CAREER FAIR  |  DATE: Thursday, Oct. 24  |  TIME: 11 am-4 pm  |  LOCATION: CH2M Hill Alumni Center

RESUME WORKSHOP  |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 9  |  TIME: 4-5 pm  |  LOCATION: 415 Bexel Hall


Mark Your Calendar


Wanna Build Rockets? Come to the Meeting

The OSU branch of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) has its first meeting on Wed, Oct 9 from 7-8:00 pm in Linus Pauling room 125. The meeting is for members and interested parties. AIAA has a Design-Build-Fly group (making planes) and an Experimental Sounding Rocketry Association group (making rockets) that attend intercollegiate competitions. Interested student also can sign up on the chapter website.

AIAA KICKOFF MEETING  |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 9  |  TIME: 7-8 pm  |  LOCATION: Linus Pauling room 125


Association of Energy Engineers Chapter Forming in Bend

At the OSU-Cascades campus in Bend, there is a kickoff meeting to establish an OSU student chapter of Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 12-1 pm in OSU-Cascades Room 118.  Any OSU student is welcome!

AEE KICKOFF MEETING  |  DATE: Thursday, Oct. 10  |  TIME: 12-1 pm  |  LOCATION: Cascades Room 118 – Cascades campus


Robotics Club Kickoff

Interested in Robotics? Come to the OSU Robotics Club kickoff meeting in Kelley Atrium from 6-7. Learn about the different teams, register for the mailing list, and pay $10 annual membership fee. T-shirts also will be available for purchase. The group holds a general meeting every Wednesday at 6:00 pm, underwater meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:00 in Covell 017 and a Mars Rover meetings on Sunday at 2:00 in Covell 022

ROBOTICS CLUB KICKOFF |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 9  |  TIME: 6-7 pm  |  LOCATION: Kelley Atrium


Study Abroad in Mechanical Engineering

An informational session for the ATLANTIS Dual-degree Bachelors Program, which allows qualified OSU ME students the opportunity to study abroad, is this week. Meet with the ATLANTIS faculty, pick up flyers and application information on Wednesday between 11:00-2:00. Drop by any time and get the information; stay as long or as short as you want.

ATLANTIS  |  DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 9  |  TIME: 11 am-2 pm  |  LOCATION: Dearborn 303


From Spain to Corvallis

The Materials Science graduate seminar this is week “An Overview of EUROMAT2013: The European MRS” presented by Prof. Bill Warnes, OSU Materials Science. All are welcome to attend. The discussion highlights the biannual European MRS conference held this past summer in Spain. MatSci has a seminar every Thursday on a wide variety of topics. Unless otherwise stated, seminars are held in 226 Rogers Hall

SEMINAR  |  DATE: Thursday, Oct. 10  |  TIME: 3-4 pm  |  LOCATION: Rogers 226


Grad Student Happy Hour

The GS^4 Happy Networking Hour for graduate students is at McMenamins on Monroe. Mingle with faculty and students to make friends, learn about research, and discover collaboration possibilities.

GS^4 HAPPY HOUR  |  DATE: Thursday, Oct. 10  |  TIME: 5:30 pm  |  LOCATION: McMenamins, 2001 NW Monroe Ave.


SPECIAL Friday Seminar Event, From Brainstorm to Business Model

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: Friday, Oct. 25  |  TIME: 4-5 pm  |  LOCATION: tba


SEMI Pacific Northwest Professional Development Seminar

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 Intel, FEI Company, and ESI. The event requires advance registration.

SEMINAR  |  DATE: Friday, 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.




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.


Fall Term Study Tables

The schedule of engineering study tables for fall term is posted. The weekly sessions are open to any engineering student, and all sessions take place at The HUB (Batcheller 144)


Finalizing Fall Classes: Add/Drop and Graduates

This is a reminder to students about add/drop deadlines:

  • The last day to drop courses by web is Friday, Oct. 11 at 11:55 pm.
  • Students can add a course – with instructor approval via a signed override form – via web until Friday, October 11 at 5:00 pm.
  • The override forms used to get permission to add a course during week two are available in the advising office for the department offering the course.  The forms need to be signed and brought back to the advising office. 

Finally, students who wish to graduate at the end of fall term 2013 need to apply online no later than Friday, October 11. The short form will alert the Office of the Registrar of your intention to graduate.

DEADLINE: Various Times, Friday, Oct 11 


Celly OPT-IN Texting Service for Undergraduate Students

Can’t find your day planner with two hands? Day planner? What is that? A completely optional texting reminder service will send critical messages to your phone right before a major academic calendar deadline.

To sign-up, text the following characters:
To the cell number:

It is free to join, and standard text message rates apply. You can cancel at any time. Phone numbers are completely invisible to all parties, including the advisors.


Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

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


Call for Research Papers

The International Conference on Composite Materials & Renewable Energy Applications will continue to accept research paper submissions until November. 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.
* 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 are available online, and for additional  information, please contact Debbie Delmore.

DEADLINE: Monday, Nov. 4


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 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. The database will include international opportunities in the near future. Currently, Grant Forward contains more than 19,000 opportunities, evenly split between federal and foundation opportunities.

Job and Internship Opportunities

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:

  • NEW – 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. 

The INROADS program for paid summer internships is now open, and students are welcome to apply. Eligible students have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a graduation date of December 2014 or later. Applications are accepted until May 31, 2014.

For help with updating your resume or cover letter...

...Or for services such as mock interviews, workshops and career counseling, visit OSU Career Services in Kerr Administration Building B008 or online.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

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

NEW 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.

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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) Tenure-track faculty position for engineering/medicine collaborative center at the Mechanical Engineering Department. Start date is fall 2014.

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