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From Shopkeeper’s Son to Global Businessman and Financial Engineer
Alumnus Robert Yüksel Yildirim taps his Oregon State University engineering experience to build a business that spans continents and touches lives.

Oregon State wins two IEEE awards
The Oregon State IEEE branch was recognized as an Exemplary Student Branch. The purpose of this award is to provide public recognition of exemplary IEEE Student Branch operations. Matthew Harrison, graduate student in mechanical engineering, also received IEEE's Larry K. Wilson Award, which recognizes the student most responsible for an extraordinary accomplishment associated with student activities.

Mark Your Calendar 

Global Opportunities Fair 
Come learn about studying or interning abroad, win fun prizes, and get started on the experience of a lifetime.
Wed., Oct., 10 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | SEC Plaza

ASHRAE Meeting – DOE Solar Decathlon Sustainable Building Competition Info Session
Please join the Oregon State chapter of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for their first meeting of the school year. Brian Fronk, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will present his group's research in renewable and sustainable energy in the built environment and explain how students can get engaged with similar research. Then, we will introduce the U.S. Solar Decathlon competition, which challenges student teams to design highly-efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. This is the first time Oregon State has competed in the event and we are building a team from the ground up, so there will be lots of opportunities for leadership! Finally, we will also introduce the ASHRAE organization and highlight ways to get involved. Pizza and drinks provided. For questions or more information, email ASHRAE president Ted Fulks (fulkst@oregonstate.edu) or faculty advisor Dr. Brian Fronk (brian.fronk@oregonstate.edu).
Wed., Oct. 10 | 5 p.m. | Rogers 226

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Science Communication Fellowship Info Session
OMSI Science Communication Fellows are researchers or science professionals including faculty, graduate students, technicians, or other individuals in science, engineering, health, or technology related positions. OMSI Fellows participate in a series of professional development workshops that cover science communication best practices and provide opportunities for participants to practice new skills and techniques. In collaboration with OMSI, each Fellow will develop a unique hands-on educational activity designed to communicate their research to public audiences and will join OMSI in engaging museum visitors with these activities at Meet a Scientist events.
Thurs., Oct. 11 | 12 to 1p.m. | LPSC 402

OSU AIAA Distinguished Speaker Presentation
Come join OSU AIAA on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:00pm in LPSC 125 to hear a presentation by AIAA Distinguished Speaker Mr. George Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is a NASA engineer from the Apollo era who designed propulsion components on the Lunar Module that brought 12 people safely to and from the moon, and will speak on his experiences working at NASA during Apollo and designing components that helped make history.
Oct. 11 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | LPSC 125

Learn to Dry Ice Overclock
Are you interested in thermal management and computer engineering? Learn to push computers to their thermal and computational limits with OSU Overclocking! Overclocking is purposely pushing a computer beyond its limits and managing the resulting heat. Join Aaron Barker and OSU Overclocking (IEEE) in exploring dry ice overclocking, an exotic design and solution to thermal management. The event will start with a session on the science behind overclocking and dry ice cooling before moving into a hands-on dry ice overclocking lesson. Pizza provided! Students of all majors and skill levels are encouraged to come learn.
Sat., Oct., 13 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | LINC 314

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

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

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.

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
Sign up now in Handshake for the MIME Career Reception, happening after the Wednesday Career Expo. Attend three info sessions of your choice – 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, but space is limited.
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
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

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

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

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


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

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.

The School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University seeks talented and motivated candidates for three faculty positions starting in Fall 2019. Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.okstate.edu.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Industrial Engineeringhttps://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=99810&job=mechanical-and-industrial-engineering-assistant-associate-professor-industrial-engineering

The Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign invites applications for full-time open rank faculty with an emphasis in Statistical Inference/Analytics/Machine Learning. Application materials must be submitted to http://jobs.illinois.edu.

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