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  • Open Ocean Wind Turbines Could Provide Enough Electricity to Power the Entire World [Newsweek]
    Bryony DuPont, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, spoke with Newsweek about the use of wind turbines over open ocean. Compared to land, the surface of the ocean is extremely smooth with almost no topographical variation. And, absent all the interference of anything from skyscrapers to cornfields, DuPont says, turbines placed on the open ocean would have uninterrupted access to wind.

  • Collisions Are Normally To Be Avoided...But Not at ATAMI [Terra]
    At the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute, they happen naturally, they’re going to happen more often, and their impacts are positive — for faculty and students, industry and Oregon’s economy.

Mark Your Calendar  

  • Woodshop Safety Seminar
    There are two upcoming opportunities for this seminar. Each will last two hours. Participants must have an ME250 name tag to attend.  Email darin.kempton@oregonstate.edu to sign up. Limited to 14 students for each session.
    Oct. 19 | 10 a.m. | Rogers 116

  • Naval Shipyards Career Info Sessions
    Come to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard info session for a chance to interact with representatives from the shipyard. The October 18 session will also include representatives from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyards. Learn about their organizations, job opportunities, and what they look for in candidates.
    Oct. 17| 6-8 p.m. | Johnson Hall, Room 122
    Oct. 18| 6-8 p.m. |  Johnson Hall, Room 221
    Oct. 19| 6-8 p.m. |  Johnson Hall, Room 221

  • Fall Career Expo
  • You won’t want to miss the Oregon State Career Expo. As a leading research institution with land, sun, space, and sea grants, our employers are ready to hire you as innovators in your chosen fields. This career fair attracts approximately 150 employers in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. See which employers will be there.
  • Oct. 18-19  | CH2M Hill Alumni Center, LaSells Stewart Center, and Reser Stadium

  • Anheuser-Busch Career Info Session
    Come to the A-B info session for a chance to interact with representatives from Anheuser-Busch. Learn about their company, job opportunities, and what they look for in candidates. And it's another opportunity to make a personal connection.
    Oct. 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Johnson Hall, Room 221

  • Robotics Seminar Series: Legged Robot Locomotion on Challenging Terrains" - Fefei Qian, Postdoctoral Researcher in the GRASP lab at University of Pennsylvania.
    Oct. 20 | Rogers Hall, Room 226
  • MIME Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Amy Fleischer - "Effect of Carbon-based Networks on Enhanced Energy Storage Materials"
    Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226

  • Corning is recruiting from CBEE, MIME, EECS, Materials Science, and various science majors
    Open House: Oct. 25 | 10 a.m. -  2 p.m. | 219 Johnson Hall
    Information Session: Oct. 25 | 5 - 6 p.m. | 102 Johnson Hall
  • Leadership Academy Summit 2017
    The Summit is the annual kickoff extravaganza for the Leadership Academy. This event is open to ALL ENGINEERING STUDENTS. If you are not yet a member of the Leadership Academy, sign up HERE. Registration closes Oct. 20 or when capacity is reached.
    Oct. 28 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center

  • PechaKucha Night 2017
    Professor and School Head Harriet Nembhard invites all MIME student organizations to prepare a PechaKucha presentation about their group to present on Monday, November 13, 2017. This event is designed to elevate student leadership and showcase our MIME student organizations. RSVP by Nov. 6. More information and registration
    Nov. 13 | 6 p.m. | Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1003

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities in MIME Information Session
    All MIME students are invited to attend an information session about undergraduate research opportunities in MIME. We will cover the Top 5 reasons to get involved in undergraduate research, examples of past undergraduate research projects, as well as news and future directions of research in our school.  In addition, a new initiative to provide funding for both students and faculty advisors in undergraduate research projects will be announced.   This is an excellent way to learn about faculty members' research, and get involved in projects. For honors students, this could be the basis for an HC thesis.  Even if you don’t yet feel ready to begin research or are not sure about your interests, attending this event help you to explore opportunities and make connections. RSVP.
    Nov. 15 | 6 p.m. | LINC, Room 302


  • The 2017-2018 URSA Engage Program is live. URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their program at OSU. The first step in this process is for faculty to fill out the Mentor Summary Form by November 6th. Summaries of mentors’ research/creative focus and examples of potential projects will be posted on the URSA webpage by November 10, 2017. Undergraduates will need to review the Mentor Summaries, approach mentors whose research is of interest to them, discuss potential projects with the mentors, and then submit their applications - which will need to include an approval form signed by the mentor.
  • SME Snack & Study: Have homework to work on? Stumped with a problem? Just want to get a dose of schadenfreude listening to upperclassmen complain about capstone? Juniors worrying about MECOP? Come to the SME Snack & Study event! We'll bring snacks and ourselves, you bring your homework, questions, and your favorite snack foods if you want to play it safe (we don't judge!). Open to all engineering majors! We're mostly MFGEs and IEs, but we'll do our best to help you with whatever you bring in. Connect with us and find other events on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonStateSME/. Fridays from 2-5pm | Rogers 438, Caliper Lounge
  • ONAMI’s Fall Expert series of free webinars covering more advanced topics such as a behind the scenes look at investor due diligence, working with university licensing offices, a deep dive into early stage financials, top legal mistakes and how to avoid them, and how NSF is building the nation's most important seed fund.
    > October 18 (Wed), 11:00 AM PDT: Top Legal Mistakes Made by Startups, by Jon SummersPartner at White Summers Caffee & James, LLP     REGISTER
    > October 25 (Wed), 11:00 AM PDT: How America's Seed Fund, Powered by NSF, Supports Science-based Startups with Non-dilutive Funding (plus tips for applying), by Ben SchragSenior Program Director, SBIR/STTR, at National Science Foundation    REGISTER

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • MU Basement Mechanic Apprentice: Work under Assistant Manager of Maintenance to provide preventative maintenance to bowling machines and repair machines when they break down. This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Facilities/Maintenance position for the Memorial Union at Oregon State University.
  • The City of Bend has two Entry Level Engineering positions. These Engineering Associate positions are part of the Engineering Infrastructure and Planning Department. You can learn more about our opportunity here.
  • Corning is recruiting for internships, entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is 10/22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on 10/26. The positions associated with the interview day are:
    • https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1076655/share_preview
    • https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1076699/share_preview
    • https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1076781/share_preview
    • https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1076669/share_preview
  • ANR Group Inc has Internship Opportunities with the following Hanford Companies: CH2M Hill, MSA, and U.S. Dept. of Energy. An internship with ANR Group Inc and an assignment to work at the Hanford site is an opportunity for college students to work on meaningful projects that have a unique history. These internship assignments provide professional development opportunities for college students in a number of disciplines, including: engineering, business, science, environmental, construction management, health and Safety, and many other fields. Challenging work experiences are provided for students who are willing to work hard and eager to build work experience towards their degree. More information here. ANR is scheduled to attend the Oregon State University Fall Engineering Career Fair Wednesday October 18th in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) program, of which ASME is a sponsor, offers a unique opportunity to 3rd and 4th year engineering students to spend the summer of 2018 in Washington, D.C. Recent graduates, beginning study in an engineering policy-related Master’s program, will also be considered. During their internship, they will learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. The deadline for applying to be this year's ASME WISE intern is December 31, 2017. This intern will receive a $2,100 stipend and housing (a $5,000+ value) for the summer. For more information on the WISE program, visit http://www.wise-intern.org, or contact Ellen Kuo at kuoe@asme.org. 
  • Solenis Sales Intern: The Technical Sales Account Manager intern position is responsible for assisting Solenis personnel with troubleshooting, problem solving and continuous improvement associated with our products. Our customers include global leaders in industry related to industrial water treatment, paper, pulp, packaging, chemical, mining, power generation, oil & gas, commercial & institutional, food & beverage, and municipal industries. https://oregonstate.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1061351/share_preview

  • The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science and engineering Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors. More information.

  • The Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2017 Solicitation 2). Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program and online application can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

For more job listings, sign up for Handshake at http://career.oregonstate.edu/handshake

Scholarships & Fellowships

  • OWHE Conference Scholarship: OSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2018 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Conference in Sunriver, OR, January 26-27, 2018. In order to apply, please complete and submit the online form by Friday, October 27. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, November 10. Apply through this link.
  • Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Winter Term 2018 projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, October 26, with notification in Week 7.  Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links.
  • The Space Technology Research Grants Program has released its annual call for applications for the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctoral degrees in relevant space technology disciplines. The fellowship awards, worth as much as $75,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the fall 2018 term. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. To date, NASA has awarded these prestigious fellowships to 423 students from 88 universities across 39 states and one U.S. territory. The deadline for submissions is November 02, 2017. Contact us with any questions, please direct your correspondence/inquiries, in writing, to Ms. Claudia Meyer, Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, at hq-nstrf-call@mail.nasa.gov.

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

  • The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University will conduct searches for three outstanding tenured/tenure-track hires. These will be in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Design, and Robotics with position start dates in Fall 2018. More information can be found here.
  • The University of Michigan seek outstanding candidates for faculty positions at the rank of Associate Professor and above. We will be considering candidates in all areas of Operations Research, Analytics, Ergonomics, Data Science and related disciplines. Application areas of interest include but are not limited to: Climate Science, Energy, HealthCare, Humanitarian Logistics, Life Science, Manufacturing, Risk Analysis, Sharing Economy, Service Systems, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Transportation Systems. More information.
  • The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Missouri S&T is seeking applicants for a tenure track positions in autonomous systems  and advanced materials. More information.
  • The Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri - Rolla) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors in the general areas of: Decision Analytics (Position #00031006 and Infrastructure Systems Management (Position #00050220). More information.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE). More information. 

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting in September 2018. Candidates in the broad area of mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those whose research falls in the areas of robotics, design, manufacturing, machine learning, acoustics, dynamics and vibrations, energy, or systems. More information

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