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  • Researchers Achieve Breakthrough with 3D Printed Stainless Steel
    Lawrence Livermore National Lab researchers, along with collaborators at Ames National Laboratory, Georgia Tech University and Oregon State University, have achieved a breakthrough in 3D printing one of the most common forms of marine grade stainless steel – a low-carbon type called 316L – that promises an unparalleled combination of high-strength and high-ductility properties for the ubiquitous alloy.
  • Brady Gibbons, associate professor of materials science, has been elevated to IEEE Senior member. This honor is bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Mark Your Calendar       

  • Robotics Seminar 
    "Research at the Intersection Between Robots and Play: Designing Robots for Children’s Healthcare" - Prof. Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    All are welcome; refreshments will be served.
    Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. | Rogers Hall, Room 226
  • The Right Tools for the Job with Ben Rivera, Leatherman Tool Group
    Nov. 3 | 11 a.m. | Austin Hall, Room 274 | RSVP

  • PechaKucha Night 2017
    A chance to win $1,000 for your student organization.
    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


  • Pro-ME Students: As some of you have already experienced, we are seeing increased demand for certain Pro courses in the ME program. To help us better anticipate this demand we are asking all Pro-ME students to complete a quick survey (link below). Please complete the survey by 8:00am, Thursday, November 2, 2017. The results of this survey will be used to gauge demand for winter 2018 and spring 2018 Pro courses in ME. Make sure you have your academic plan and OSU ID# with you before completing the survey. If you do not have your 2-year academic plan or it is outdated, please create a new plan before completing the survey. The course information on your survey needs to be accurate. If you complete the survey by the deadline we might give you priority in registering for the courses on your survey. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. School of MIME Course Demand Survey.
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Volunteer Event - Save My Starving Children: Want to give back to your community? We have a great volunteer opportunity streamlining and packaging meals for schools, orphanages, and clinics around the world to delivery hope and break the cycle of poverty. Each meal costs less than 25 cents, and relies on volunteers and donors to keep the process going! It is being organized by SME, but all majors (and professors) are welcome! We can make the world a little bit better together. Informational Video available here. Official website here. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/MFO8kuRUfnVbELap2.
  • Registration is now open for the 2018 Graduate Research Showcase taking place on Feb. 8. The Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for you to advance your professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share your research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. We are also pleased to welcome Jorge Cham , who will be giving the keynote at a luncheon exclusively for College of Engineering graduate students who present a poster and/or attend the career panel. Please read the schedule and details regarding the Graduate Research Showcase, and learn what last year’s graduate students had to say about the event. Space is limited to 200 students and registration will close Nov. 20, so do not procrastinate in securing your spot! 

  • The Graduate School is moving from 300 Kerr to Heckart Lodge. See map for location: https://map.oregonstate.edu/?building=HKRT.  In order to efficiently move our office and staff, the Graduate School will be closed from Monday, October 30 to Wednesday, November 1. During this time, we will be unavailable by telephone and email, and we will not be able to process documents. Please plan accordingly.
  • Have homework to work on? Worried about MECOP? Just want to get a dose of schadenfreude listening to upperclassmen complain about capstone? Come to the Friday Snack & Study Sessions, hosted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers! We'll bring snacks and MIME seniors, 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 SME and find other events on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OregonStateSME/.  Fridays from 2-5pm | Dearborn 119 Study Lounge

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • The Dynamics Robotics Laboratory is looking for a few undergraduates to support ongoing improvements to Cassie, OSU's famous bipedal walking robot.  This is a great opportunity to bolster your resume and gain robotics experience directly applicable to your future career.  If you are ambitious, creative, and always dreamed of building robots, send your resume to Jesse Rond (rondj@oregonstate.edu).  Positions are limited.  All grade levels are welcome (including freshmen).  Desired skill sets include design, automation, SolidWorks MATLAB, and controls.  For more information, visit mime.oregonstate.edu/research/drl/
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D. Positions In Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Campus. More information. Deadline is Dec. 31, 2017.

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

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Influenster Scholarship for Women in STEM: Influenster wants to offer a $1,000 scholarship to five female students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical field of study. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition and/or school expenses. Deadline is Nov. 5. www.influenster.com/scholarship

  • 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 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. They are seeking applicants with exceptional research achievements and future promise who will take a position of international leadership in defining their field of study. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in mechanical engineering, and dedication to service and collegiality. They are particularly interested in candidates whose research has impact and applications in topics including, but not limited to, nanotechnology, structural materials, manufacturing, design, and health and medicine from fundamentals to devices. http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1280

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Fullerton, http://www.fullerton.edu/ecs/me invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2018. Applicants shall have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or related field at the time of appointment. We seek candidates with expertise in all fields of mechanical engineering, but are especially interested in the areas of manufacturing, design, biomedical, and energy. Demonstrated engineering design experience is desirable. Go to https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment and select 9895BR.

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