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  • OSU-Cascades to demo robot butler
  • If hospitality managers aren’t sold on the idea of automation, Todd Montgomery hopes that will change Monday evening when they meet Relay, a robot butler employed in dozens of hotels. Montgomery, who teaches a course in service automation, and OSU engineering and robotics professor Bill Smart arranged the demonstration with Relay, created by Savioke of San Jose, California. The event coincides with the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association’s annual convention, taking place Sunday and Monday at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center in Bend.
  • Prepare for Flight: 2018 Student Launch Teams Announced
    Oregon State University's rocketry team was selected to compete in NASA's largest educational outreach competition, Student Launch. They will be one of only two teams representing the Pacific Northwest in Huntsville, Alabama this coming April. The competition challenges teams to design, build, test and fly a high-powered, reusable rocket to an altitude of one mile above ground level while carrying a payload.

Mark Your Calendar  

  • 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

  • Thermal Fluid Science Seminar w/Jader Barbosa, Ph.D.: Some Applications of Two-phase Heat and Mass Transfer in Vapor Compression Cooling Systems
  • Mechanical vapor compression cooling (VCC) is a mature, yet constantly adapting technology. Current challenges involve a more efficient and responsible use of resources, thus requiring a deeper knowledge of multiphase non-equilibrium phenomena. In addition to the more evident and familiar processes of forced convection boiling and condensation in the heat exchangers, absorption and desorption operations involving the lubricating oil and the refrigerant are important to understand the transient behavior of the cooling system during compressor startup and shutdown. Modeling and experimental studies of such phenomena will be presented. Experimental analyses of the counter-current flow limitation in condensing refrigerants in oil-free VCC systems and a novel spray-based heat sink integrated with a miniature compressor will also be discussed.
    Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. | Rogers 226

  • 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. 16 at 8 a.m. & Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. | Rogers 116

  • ASME at Oregon State: Fusion 360 Session
    D3 Technologies will be leading an interactive info session on Autodesk's Fusion 360 software. Students will need to download the free software the bring their laptops to the event. The link to the software is as follows: https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators.
    The session will cover the following:
    - Flexible and intuitive design tools – learn how to create and modify designs, from parametric to freeform
    - Collaboration built right in – learn how to share designs with others from right inside of Fusion 360 or from any web browser
    - Photo-realistic rendering – leverage the simple tools in Fusion 360’s rendering environment to quickly generate stunning renderings
    - Advanced simulation capabilities – start simulation during the design process with the integrated simulation environment
    - Complete CAM environment – Create toolpaths in 3D for manufacturing your designs, no need to jump into another software
    Oct. 16 from 1 - 5 p.m. | Owen Hall, Room 103

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 notyet a member of the Leadership Academy, sign up HERE. Registration closes Oct. 20 or when capacity is reached.
    Oct. 28 from 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 at 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 at 6 p.m. | LINC, Room 302


  • The Employers’ Partnership for Diversity is excited to announce a new workshop has been planned and is now open for registration! We are honored to have Barbara Diamond, Diamond Law Trainings, join us as we learn about Microagressions Against LGBTQ & Disabled People.  In this workshop, participants will explore the gender binary and common microaggressions experienced by members of the LGBTQ community.  The second half of the workshop will explore disability identity as celebratory rather than stigmatized. This exciting workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:00pm and will take place at the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD,  905 4th Avenue SE, Albany, OR 97321.  Check-in will open at 8:30am and will be accompanied by a light coffee service.  This is a wonderful way to fulfill your organization’s cultural proficiency and diversity requirements.  This workshop is free to employees of Partners’ organizations and will cost $50 to all non-members wishing to attend.  Space is limited!  CLICK HERE to REGISTER!  All who plan to attend need to register by Wednesday Nov 1, 2017. 

Job and Internship Opportunities

  • 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

  • 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 at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) is announcing a tenure-track faculty position in the area of thermofluids.The successful candidate will receive primary appointment within ME; however opportunity may exist for additional affiliations with other departments and programs at UCR as appropriate. It would be very much appreciated if you could inform your colleagues of this opportunity. Applications may be submitted online at http://www.engr.ucr.edu/facultysearch/.

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