MIME E-Bulletin

Weekly Newsletter for the School of Mechanical, Industrial &
Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

October 15, 2012

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This Week's Features*

Georgia-Pacific Info Session this Thursday

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 30,000 people at approximately 300 locations in North and South America and creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions in a manner that is both environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound. The company is currently recruiting for entry-level positions.

This Thursday (Oct. 18), company representatives are presenting an info session about employment opportunities with GP. Co-hosted by OSU-ASME, the session runs from 6 to 7:30 pm in KEC 1001; free pizza and refreshments will be provided. The session is open to all CoE students, but GP is particularly interested in recruiting MIME, ChE, and ECE majors. For more information, contact Shaylynn Allen at alleshay@onid.orst.edu.

SME Chapter to Host Tour of Oregon Ironworks

The OSU-SME student chapter has three tours scheduled for this term. The first tour is at Oregon Ironworks, a Clackamas, OR, company  specializing in metal fabrication. This tour is scheduled for Friday, 10/19. We will leave OSU at 11:00 to arrive in time for a one-and-a-half-hour tour at 1 pm, and we expect to be back in Corvallis by 4:30 pm. The tour is limited to 10 people total; if you are interested in participating, email Tim Heneveld at  henevelt@onid.orst.edu to inquire about space availability. The cost for non-SME members is $5; SME members go for free.

Academic Success Coaching Available

Wow! We are at the end of week three already! Need some help with staying on top of your coursework, or getting back on track? For example, would it be useful to do a test autopsy on your first round of midterms? Set end of term goals and make a study plan?Learn test prep and test taking strategies?

There are three ways to set up a coaching appointment for academic success:

  • Call 541.737.2272 and get an appointment right away!
  • Stop by the Academic Success Center in 102 Waldo Hall
  • Email a coach at  osu.success.coach@gmail.com and include your phone number for a call back.

*Be sure to check the Announcements Section for other important and time-sensitive announcements about upcoming events.

Mark Your Calendar

Below is a partial listing of School and College-related events. It is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus. If you would like to include an event in this listing, 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.

This Week

Mon–Sun, Oct 15–20

Homecoming: FIRE IT UP! Participate in events such as the Homecoming Lights Parade, Bonfire, Pep Rally and tailgater cooking contest.

Tues, Oct 16

ODOT Information Session presented by ODOT Emerging Small Business Program manager John Downing. 3–4 pm, Bexell 415. The vast array of job and internship opportunities at ODOT touches nearly every business line, specialty trade, and professional skill imaginable: public involvement, freight movement, transit, passenger rail, historic preservation, salmon restoration, and more.  … The question at ODOT is not  "Will you fit it?" but  "How do you get in and get involved with the dynamic, ever-changing environment of the state’s transportation system?" Come to this info session and find out.

Wed, Oct 17

College of Business Dean's Distinguished Lecture: "Projecting Passion: Inspiring the Panda Culture." Presenter: Dr. Peggy Cherng, Panda Express Founder and co-CEO and OSU alumna. 7–8:30 pm,  LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. For more information, visit the lecture series website.

Thurs, Oct 18

Georgia Pacific Information Session. 6 pm, KEC 1001. Georgia Pacific is currently recruiting recent ME grads (or Dec 2012 ME grads), see job posting 10505. Contact ASME President Shaylynn Allen for more information.

Fri, Oct 19

Oregon Ironworks Tour Sponsored by OSU-SME. Leave Corvallis at 11 am; tour at 1 pm; ack in Corvallis by 4:30 pm.  SME chapter members go for free: free; others pay $5. Tour is limited to 10 people. Email Tim Heneveld at  henevelt@onid.orst.edu to inquire about space availability.

Plan Ahead

Tues, Oct 23

Darigold Info Session. 6:30 pm, Weigand 238.   Darigold is one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the Pacific Northwest and is looking to hire MIME and Food Science majors for permanent positions starting summer 2013. In this informal presentation, company reps will will provide a brief overview of career opportunities with Darigold – and free pizza!  Note:  To reserve an Oct. 24 interview slot with Darigold, sign up ASAP in Wiegand 100.

Wed, Oct 24

OSU University-Wide Career Fair. 11 am–4 pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center.

EECS-MIME Senior Dinner. Industry recruiting and networking event for EECS and MIME Seniors. 6 pm, MU Ballroom. Register here.

Thurs, Oct 25

Engineering Career Fair. 11 am–4 pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. See what companies are attending here.

Micron Information Session. 5 pm, KEC 1007. Micron is currently recruiting IE, MatSci and ME majors.

Fri, Oct 26

SEMI Professional Development Seminar: Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry. 8:30 am–12:45 pm, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus Building 11. Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required. Instructors are corporate volunteers from ESI, FEI Company, Applied Materials, Intel and OSU.

Fri–Sun, Nov 2–4

Dad's Weekend.


MIME SENIORS: THERE'S STILL A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SENIOR DINNER! Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. At the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner, you will not only learn who is hiring, but also gain the information you need so you can better determine which organizations are the best fit for you. All Oregon State EECS and MIME seniors – including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships – are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. BUT YOU NEED TO REGISTER TODAY!!  Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Register here.

STUDENT RESUMES NEEDED FOR EECS-MIME RESUME BOOK - ALL LEVELS. Planning on graduating this year? Looking for an internship? Then be sure to submit a resume by *October 16* to the annual EECS-MIME Resume book. All MIME students are invited to submit a file. Don't miss this opportunity to get your resume in front of potential employers! Upload resume here.

OCTOBER ISSUE OF OSU CAREER SERVICES' Scoop.it! NEWSLETTER is now online. Check it out. 

LATEST ISSUE OF GRAD CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER NOW ONLINE. MIME Graduate Students: Stay on top of university-wide information on upcoming deadlines, useful information as you go through your program, and new ways to connect with other students, advisors and graduate faculty. Read the Fall 2012 issue here.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships

2013 NPRB GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS: ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS IN DECEMBER. In May 2013, the North Pacific Research Board will award up to six Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRAs) of $25,000 each to three qualified masters students and three doctoral students for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan.  Online application submission begins on Dec. 3. For more information and application guidelines, click here.

DELSON BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE FUND. The Delson Bridge to the Future Fund is designed to assist students in the final phase of their graduate education to pay research expenses, publication costs, and other incidentals that stand in the way of completing their studies. It is anticipated that up to two awards will be given. Eligibility criteria, award guidelines, and nomination procedures. Deadline for Nominations: 5 pm on October 29, 2012.

JESSIE M. BELL MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT LOANS. The Jesse M. Bell Memorial Graduate Student Loan Program provides loans for worthy graduate students of high scholastic standing to enable their pursuit of graduate study in an OUS institution. These non-need-based loans are available on a one-time basis to enrolled graduate students to assist with educational and/or research expenses associated with their advanced degree. Loans up to $5,000 are anticipated, and will be dependent upon the merits of the case, the loan demand, and the current balance available in the loan fund. Requests exceeding $5,000 will be considered on an exception basis. It is anticipated that up to three awards will be given. Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, and application procedures.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Here is a sampling of current MIME-related postings on the Beaver JobNet. For a full listing of postings in your major, log on to the BJN.

And Some Additional Employment Opportunities...

BOEING is currently recruiting for their internship and co-op programs. If you are interested, check their website for application timelines and requirements of each program.

BP is looking for ME interns and graduates to work in Alaska this next summer. Apply online as soon as possible.

GEORGIA PACIFIC is looking to fill an entry-level ME position. Search for posting 10505 on their website or attend the on-campus information session on Oct 18 at 6 pm in KEC 1001.

For Help with Polishing 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

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Atlanta, GA) - Postdoc for AMP-IT-UP program, immediate start.

BILKENT UNIVERSITY (Turkey). The Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University invites applications for faculty positions starting January 1, 2013.  All ranks will be considered. Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, establish and lead an innovative research program, supervise graduate students, pursue external funding opportunities, and provide service to the University. The department welcomes candidates with strong background and interest in the following traditional and/or emerging areas of industrial engineering:

  • Production Systems: Stochastic and deterministic methods to solve planning and coordination issues in production and service environments; Special interest in design of processes and operational analysis of production and service systems.
  • Quality Assurance and Reliability: Statistical process control, total quality management, design of experiments, process design and reliability.
  • Simulation: Modeling discrete and continuous systems, statistical output data analysis, experimental design and simulation optimization.
  • Manufacturing: Advanced manufacturing systems, design and improvement of manufacturing processes, micro/nano-manufacturing, computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), virtual manufacturing, , rapid prototyping, and sustainability.
  • Health care: Operations research applications in managerial, clinical and public health problems, medical decision making, deterministic and stochastic methods in cancer research.
  • Energy:  Specialty in large scale computational optimization that utilize high-performance computing and/or expertise in energy related problems including capacity and technology selection, network design, and pricing problems.
  • Optimization:  Optimization theory, linear, conic and nonlinear programming, numerical algorithms and optimization software, large-scale optimization, stochastic programming, applications of optimization in economics, engineering and sciences, and its applications.

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IIT). The IIT Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) invites applications a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates should have research interests contributing to emerging areas in control and dynamical systems, fluid power, solid mechanics, or thermal sciences.

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