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  • 10 cool robots at this year's RoboBusiness Conference [ZDNet]
    Among the coolest bots at this year's RoboBusiness Conference, which took place September 27 & 28 in Santa Clara, is Cassie.

  • A new record for Oregon State rocketry
    The OSU High Altitude Rocket Team successfully launched a 2-stage rocket to an altitude of 80,000 feet above the Blackrock Desert in Nevada last weekend.  This is a truly amazing feat for a team of engineering undergraduates! What's next for Oregon State University high altitude rocketry?  A new team of mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science senior capstone students is already underway designing and manufacturing another 2-stage rocket.  Their ultimate goal is to exceed the current university record of 144,000 feet at Spaceport America in June 2018. 

Mark Your Calendar  

  • Woodshop Safety Seminars
    The seminars will last 2 hours.  Attendees must have an ME250 name tag. Max attendance for each seminar is 12 students. Email Darin Kempton to sign up.
    Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. & Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 116
  • OSU AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) Fall General Meeting
    To kick off the new academic year, OSU AIAA will be hosting its fall general meeting. All of our aerospace project teams will be present to talk a bit about their respective projects and how you all can be involved. Come learn what awesome opportunities we provide for our members and learn how you can become one.
    Oct. 4 at 6 PM | Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 125
  • Robotics Seminar: Timothy Bretl, Associate Head of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226
  • Thermal-Fluids Sciences Seminar: "Multi-phase Flows and Phase Change Heat Transfer in the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus," by Melanie Derby, Assistant Professor Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University
    The production of food and power requires adequate fresh water, which is a critical focus of the Food, Energy, and Water nexus. Worldwide, agriculture is responsible for two-thirds of water withdrawals and, in the US, an average of 19 gallons of water are required to produce each kWh of electricity. In much of the Great Plains, the Ogallala Aquifer is the primary water source for food production, and is responsible for providing water for over 20% of corn, wheat, sorghum, and cattle produced in the United States. The competition for water between food and energy producers and diminishing Ogallala water levels create a strong need for sustainable water use at the intersection of the Food, Energy, and Water nexus.Three projects in the Food, Energy, and Water nexus will be highlighted in this talk: 1) recovery of water from cooling towers, 2) altered wettability to reduce soil evaporation, and 3) passive oil water separation.
    Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226
  • OSU Robotics Club Annual Kickoff 
    Learn more about the club, register yourself, and enjoy some free pizza. More info about our club can be found at our website: osurobotics.club .
    Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. | Kelley Atrium
  • Breaking Barriers: Women in Engineering
    This event is all about the experiences of women in the engineering field. If you’ve ever been curious about being a woman in Engineering or want to feel inspired, then stop by! We will have an amazing panel of guest speakers in the Engineering department and have an insightful conversation on being a gender-minority in a male-dominant field.
  • Oct. 11 5
  • p.m. | 
  • Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
  • 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
  • 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 at 6 p.m. | Location TBD
  • 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 at 6 p.m. | LINC, Room 302


  • MIME is hiring. 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 College of Engineering is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with the OSU Career Development Center, and welcome Dr. Amanda Cordes as the Assistant Director of Career Development for the COE. 
  • This alignment will enable Amanda to be based in a “COE Career Development Center”, strategically located in the Engineering Commons entryway to Johnson Hall—making career development services more visible and accessible for all of our engineering students.  This center will be a satellite of the OSU Career Development Center. 
  • It is anticipated that the COE Career Development Center will open later in fall term.  In the interim, Dr. Cordes is located in the Johnson Hall 114 Student Services suite.
  • 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 4 (Wed), 11:00AM PDT: Working with University Licensing Offices, a panel discussion with Oregon's top university licensing officials:  Andrew Watson(OHSU), Chuck Williams (UO), Brian Wall (OSU), Joe Janda (PSU)    REGISTER

    > October 10 (Tues), 11:00 AM PDT: Preparing Realistic Financials, by Susan PrestonManager, Seattle Angel Fund;Co-Manager Element 8 Fund;General Partner, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund; Chair, Angel Resource Institute and Women First Enterprise (ARI)     REGISTER

    > 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

  • REGISTRATION EXTENDED for the IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Course, a three-day certification course integrating principles of business, statistics, and engineering. This introductory course will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to eliminate defects through fundamental process knowledge. Participants learn to quantify the critical quality issues in a company, then apply statistics to provide probabilities of success and failure. This is a great opportunity to set yourself apart from your peers. Becoming a student member of IISE for only $37 will allow you take advantage of IISE member discount for this and future trainings. Email IISE Training and Education Chairs, Korie & Dustin, at tec@oregonstateiise.org with any questions. Space is limited! Register before October 6 to reserve your spot. Student IISE Member Price: $500; Student Non-IISE Member Price: $550; Alumni/Professional Price: $900. Six Sigma Green Belt  |  DATE: Oct. 13-15  |  TIME: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (Oct. 13-14); 8:30 am – 1:30 pm(Oct. 15)  |  PLACE: MLM 123 (Subject to Change)

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • 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/.

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Scholarships & Fellowships

  • 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 .
  • North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). One position is at the assistant professor level, although applicants with proper qualifications may be considered for appointment at other ranks. Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field. We are seeking applicants with expertise in data science and analytics, including application of domain knowledge for “big data” problems as well as linking data analytics to advanced statistical inference and decision making although applications will be considered in other areas. The expected start date for this position is Fall 2018.
  • The H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia invites applications for multiple faculty positions. Qualified applicants with diverse backgrounds and interests are welcome. Appointments can be made at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor rank, commensurate with the individual's record. The School will consider applicants from all research areas, including statistics, data sciences, machine learning, analytics, and optimization; applied probability, stochastics, simulation, and system informatics and control; health systems, energy, supply chains and logistics, and advanced manufacturing. Interested individuals should: (1) Fill out the "Faculty Candidate Application" page found at:https://forms.isye.gatech.edu/apply, and (2) Upload current curriculum vitae and letter of application, including a list of references. The review process will commence in September 2017.
  • Northwestern's Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences invites applications for faculty positions in Operations Research and Applied Operations Research. For more information and to submit an application electronically, visit www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/industrial/career/
  • The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2018. We seek a passionate individual who will contribute to the growing research in health and biomedical systems at our university. The desired research and teaching areas of interest include fundamental tools and methods in systems engineering and modeling, manufacturing, data analytics, operations research, and human factors. Application packages should be submitted via soonerway.ou.edu. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Professor Shivakumar Raman, chair of the search committee at raman@ou.edu. We encourage applicants to apply by November 1, 2017, though application packages will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • The Operations Research & Industrial Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor broadly focused on the integration of data and decision making. Specific methodological areas of interest include: analytics, optimal learning, analysis of large data sets, and simulation. Candidates with demonstrated interest in the application areas of market design, dynamic pricing, or healthcare optimization are especially encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit the following via apply.interfolio.com/45064: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research and teaching interests, (4) a list of at least five references, and (5) a copy of your graduate academic transcript. Please address any questions to Prof. J. Eric Bickel, ORIE Search Committee Chair (ebickel@utexas.edu).
  • The College of Engineering at Wichita State University (WSU) is pleased to announce a search for three tenure-track faculty positions in the Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering Department. Candidates are required to have a strong research background in one of the emerging areas of Industrial Engineering. Position # 1: Candidates with expertise in reliability and risk analysis with application to data analytics, supply chain, cyber security or other related areas. Position #2: Candidates with expertise in Operations Research, Analytics, Data Science, or related fields with applications to analysis and design of complex systems, industrial Internet of things, cyber security, energy systems, or risk-based decision-making are preferred. Position #3: Candidates with expertise and a strong research background in advanced manufacturing with applications to industrial IoT/cyber physical systems, dynamics and control of robots and automation systems, micro/nano fabrication, metals-based additive manufacturing, high temperature materials/coatings. Review of applications will begin October 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Target start date is as early as January 2018 and the latest start date is August 2018 To view the complete job description and apply, please visit https://jobs.wichita.edu. 
  • Purdue University is are seeking one highly qualified individual in the broad area of smart health engineering. Areas of emphasis include healthcare analytics, decision support systems, point of care technologies, biomedical remote sensing, healthcare logistics, capacity and demand management, information and machine learning technology, global and rural health, and healthcare behavior and incentives. Candidates with an outstanding record of translating effective solutions to satisfy the multiple constraints arising from clinical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavior change, heterogeneity of data, and limitations of current cyber-physical systems, will be favored. Submit applications online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUS/Employment/Applications, including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of five references. For information/questions regarding applications, contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. For questions regarding the position, email the search committee chair, Professor Nan Kong - nkong@purdue.edu. For application submission questions, email Ms. Lisa Stacey – staceyl@purude.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2017 and will continue until positions are filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. 
  • The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School has an opening for a Tenure Track Position in Materials with an emphasis on metals. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or in Material Science/Engineering.Demonstrated expertise in structural materials and advance materials characterization is required, preferentially with an emphasis on additive manufacturing, metal joining and corrosion. New faculty are expected to develop high quality externally-funded research programs and teach at the graduate levels. The candidate will have an exciting opportunity to collaborate with faculty in the Center for Materials Research that includes the Departments of MAE, Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering. Facilities within MAE include a new Transmission Electron Microscope, a Scanning Electron Microscope, as well as a new Metallic Cold Spray facility, among others. Review of applicants will begin October 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. The Naval Postgraduate School is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. As a tenure-track faculty member the applicant must be able to obtain a security clearance. The Naval Postgraduate School offers a competitive salary, start-up package, and benefits. Please visit our department website athttp://www.nps.edu/Academics/GSEAS/MAE/

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