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Kittelman wins ISSS Vickers Award
Sage Kittelman, Ph.D. candidate in industrial engineering won the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award for outstanding work led by a graduate student. The Vickers award recognizes outstanding work in domains of the systems sciences and is only awarded at the International Society for the Systems Sciences Annual Conference and Meeting if the work of a student is deserving of the honor. In particular, Sage’s recognition comes from her work on participative and interactive communication as a creative agent in the engineering of continuous process improvement cultures. Sage is advised by Javier Calvo-Amodio, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering.

A robot walks into a bar (The Economist)
A ripple of laughter spreads through the audience. But this is no ordinary performance. The teller of the joke is a leprechaun-sized robot called Data, who has been programmed by Heather Knight, an assistant professor of robotics at Oregon State University.

Oregon State among top robotics programs in country, according to report (KPTV)
On a list of top 20 robotics engineering schools in the U.S. compiled by the website Grad School Hub and released this spring, OSU ranks fourth.

Global Head of 3D Metals Tim Weber discusses the strategy for building HP’s metal AM infrastructure (3D Printing Media Network)
3D Printing Media Network spoke with one of the key players in the HP Metal Jet’s development, HP Global Head of 3D Metals and School of MIME alumnus Tim Weber to learn more about the breakthrough technology.

Mark Your Calendar 

ATLANTIS Double-Degree Bachelors Program Drop-in Info Session
In this 5-year program, qualified Oregon State University mechanical engineering students travel to Germany for an entire year of engineering classes. At the end of this program, successful students will earn a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State and a BS in Materials Science from the University of Saarland. This is a fantastic opportunity to study abroad while continuing to work on (and get credit for) your engineering coursework as well as a chance to develop your German language skills. Details on costs, timing, coursework, living in Germany, and any other questions you might have will be given at the information session.
Wed., Sept. 26 | 12 to 5 p.m. | Dearborn 303

GEM GRAD Lab hosted by Oregon State University
GEM GRAD Lab is designed to inform students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields about the importance of a graduate degree. Students will learn how to successfully apply to graduate school and find funding opportunities. A panel of speakers will provide their insight and experiences on graduate school and beyond. All STEM undergrads and master's students considering a doctorate should attend.  The event is FREE to attend, but you must register to participate. Registration will close on September 27, but spots are limited so make sure you sign up today.
Sept. 28-29

Research Ready
Are you wondering how to get involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty mentor? We understand that this process can be confusing so we’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop on October 3 where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at Oregon State, how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with, and how to apply for specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences were like and a panel of professors about what they look for in undergraduate researchers. Please RSPV at this link and we will follow up with location information: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5d1f1Y3rS3APzo1.
Wed., Oct 3 & Feb. 6 | 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dean's Distinguished Lecture:"Innovating our Energy Future" 
Please join us for the inaugural Dean's Distinguished Lecture with Professor Emeritus José N. Reyes, NuScale Power co-founder and Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Endowed Chair in Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. An abundance of clean and resilient energy is needed to lift nearly 6 billion people out of energy poverty. Oregon State University, an internationally recognized energy innovator, is working on cutting-edge energy solutions that include wind power, wave power, solar power, bio-fuels, and small modular reactors. One of its greatest entrepreneurial success stories, NuScale Power, is now poised to bring clean energy to the world.
Fri., Oct. 5 | 6:30 p.m. | The LaSells Student Center

MIME Career Reception
Come to the MIME Career Reception, shortly after the OSU STEM Career Expo, to learn more about engineering careers, plus current entry-level and internship opportunities. This event is free and open to all MIME students. 
Wed., Oct. 17 | 4:40 to 7 p.m. | Memorial Union

Graduate student career and communication workshops with Dr. Peter Fiske
Improve your skills by spending a day with invited speaker Dr. Peter Fiske. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Engineering and the College of Science. Two workshops are offered at the Memorial Union Horizon Room and also live online. Seating is limited. Register today
Mon., Oct. 22 | Memorial Union Horizon Room

The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Oregon State University will host this daylong symposium. OSU faculty and national experts will participate in this symposium and discuss the potential benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics. 
Tues., Oct. 23 | LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M HILL Alumni Center | Register

MIME Distinguished Speaker: "Practice-Based Curriculum Transformation: Strategies-Tactics-Resources," by Tom Litzinger, Ph.D.
Professor Litzinger, professor mechanical engineering, director of the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education, and Assistant Dean, Educational Innovation, Accreditation and Digital Learning at Penn State, will begin with a discussion of issues with traditional engineering curricula and instruction, which research has shown to be less than optimal for maximizing student motivation and learning.  These issues include: an overemphasis on procedural knowledge at the expense of conceptual understanding, ineffective use of laboratory instruction, and inadequate number of opportunities to apply knowledge and skills to authentic engineering problems.  Drawing upon research in psychology, educational psychology, and engineering education, he will then describe changes to engineering curricula and instruction that address these issues.  The research on which the changes are based include the development of expertise, complex problem solving, conceptual learning, inquiry-based learning, and the impact of instructional methods on student learning.
Fri., Oct. 26 | 11 a.m. | Rogers 226


If you are graduating this term, fall of 2018, the deadline to submit your application is Fri., Oct. 5. Please apply now so you do not miss the deadline. Log in to your MyOSU account using your ONID username and password. Under My Student Stuff, click on My Student Records, then click Apply to Graduate. Other deadlines and dates can be found on the Oregon State University Academic Calendar.

The Oregon State Investment Group is currently in the process of recruiting new Analysts for the 2018-2019 school year. We are looking for qualified, professional students who are passionate about finance and investments. Please note, being a finance or accounting major is not a requirement. We will be hosting a casual informational meeting on the Monday of week two, October 1st, at 6pm (location TBD). This will be a great chance for you to meet the group, learn about who we are and what we do, and ask us any questions about the group! Please RSVP to the "Meet OSIG" event here: ttps://goo.gl/forms/Q3ASXHlXGFiN9oyD2. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us by emailing osig@oregonstate.edu with any questions or concerns; and check out our website at http://www.oregonstateinvestmentgroup.com for more information about the group. Due to time constraints, there are a limited number of interviews available. We encourage you to submit your application ASAP. The deadline for applications is 10/05/18 @ 11:59 PM. We look forward to hearing from you! Application Form: https://lnkd.in/gK8zvQsMeet OSIG RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Q3ASXHlXGFiN9oyD2

The 2019 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member.  Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion and to create a faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student population. For the application for the 2019 Building Future Faculty program and more information about the program, please visit the Building Future Faculty website  https://oied.ncsu.edu/divweb/building-future-faculty-program/. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm EST.

Register now for the IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Course! Set yourself apart from your peers as a Six Sigma Green Belt. Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics and engineering to achieve tangible results in IIE’s Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement course. This introductory course offered by Oregon State IISE will give you a thorough understanding of Six Sigma and how to identify and eliminate organizational defects through fundamental process knowledge. At the end of the course, participants who pass the IISE Green Belt Exam will receive IISE’s Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (valid for 3 years).

  • Dates: Oct. 12th-14th 
  • Times: (Oct 12th, 13th) 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. (Oct. 14th) 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
  • Student IISE Member Price: $500
  • Student Non-IISE Member Price: $550
  • Alumni/Professional Price: $900 

If you are interested, a direct link to online registration is here:  http://www.iise.org/SixSigmaGreenBelt/102018/OSU. The deadline for registration is Sept. 28, and spots are limited! Questions? Contact either: Dustin Diep at  tec@oregonstateiise.org  or Coby Norton at  tec-elect@oregonstateiise.org.

Internship/Fellowship Opportunities

Microsoft Research has expanded its funding support for students by creating the new Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship in addition to the improved Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. Nominations are still open, and PhD students must be nominated by their universities and applications submitted by the department chair’s office by October 9, 2018. The new Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship aims to increase diverse talent receiving advanced degrees in computing-related fields in North America. Second year PhD students from groups underrepresented in computing (women, African-Americans/Blacks, Latinos, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ) are eligible to apply. The award covers tuition and fees for three years and a $42,000 USD stipend annually.

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Student Technical Assistant (Impact Studio Research Intern). The Impact Studio is a place for teams of faculty, staff, and students to develop, test, and incubate bold ideas that will advance the University’s strategic goals. The Internship Program is designed to give hands-on experience researching the potential of business initiatives originating from the Oregon State University community. As a student intern, you will take part in a variety of tasks needed to evaluate the audience needs, market potential, competition and industry landscape. https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/66653

#1842953 Intern Engineering Opportunities at Analog Devices On-campus interviews on 10/19.

Nike Internships: We will be hosting an all-day Fall Showcase Event on Oct. 26 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. To be considered, please apply by Oct. 1. Handshake links: Nike Digital Undergraduate Intern and  Nike Technology Intern

Engineering Internship Program (January-June 2019) at E. & J. Gallo Winery (Handshake #1949538)

Engineering Internship Program (June- December 2019) at E. & J. Gallo Winery (Handshake #1949582)

UTC’s Ingels Engineering Development Program is an entry-level rotational program for top engineering students around the world sponsored by the UTC Chief Technology Officer. You will be working with a passionate, diverse group of people who share a common ambition to change the world for the better. The goal of this two-year rotational program is to expose you to the immensely broad array of products and technologies that comprise UTC’s portfolio, put you on the front line of business-critical assignments to stretch your capabilities and build your real-world knowledge, and give you the opportunity to build some of the most complex and most impactful products that our society makes. Through this program, we seek to identify and prepare the next generation of top technical talent at UTC. Learn more and apply

Job Opportunities

Sustainability at OSU is Hiring Student Eco-Representatives.  We are taking applications for Eco-Reps! OSU's Eco-Reps program is a cohort-based student leadership development program that transforms resident students into sustainability advocates. Successful applicants must be living in the residence halls during the 2018-2019 academic year and be able to work 5-8 hours per week. The application closes 10/1; click here for application details and additional information.

OSU Campus Recycling and Surplus is recruiting Materials Management Workers to work part time! This position supports the University’s sustainability efforts through the effective management of materials that includes sorting, cleaning and receiving items in the Surplus Property warehouse. This position drives University vehicles to assist with the daily campus collection of a variety of recycling and surplus materials. The application deadline is 10/12. Click here for the details and application. 

Materials Management Development Program at Pratt & Whitney: The Enterprise Capacity & Materials Planning Strategy (ECMPS) team within Pratt & Whitney (P&W) is a rapidly growing organization established to assess the demand and output capacity of the entire P&W operations and supply chain network. 

#1842959 FT Engineering Opportunities at Analog Devices. On-campus interviews on 10/19.

ATTENTION, STUDENT WRITERS: Prism’s student columnist, Nirakar Poudel, has earned a Ph.D. and gotten a job, so the magazine needs a new student columnist. The ideal candidate would possess excellent writing skills and offer a fresh voice, clear opinions, and keen insights. The column will appear twice yearly and include a small stipend. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students studying engineering, engineering education, or engineering technology for at least the next year. Please send a resume and at least one writing sample (preferably published clips). Email applications to Jennifer Pocock at j.pocock@asee.org with subject line “Student Columnist” by October 1. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade Data Labs in Portland is recruiting candidates for Data Science/Data Analysts roles. Ideal candidates will have strong quantitative backgrounds and analytical discipline. While they will have some demonstrated ability to write code, they will not have learned programming languages for the sake of building their resume, but rather as a means to express their intellectual curiosity and analytical voice. Cascade Data Labs will provide a platform and training to help them reach their full potential. More information here

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

The School of MIME at Oregon State University is conducting faculty searches in Design, Industrial Engineering, and Robotics. The positions are also posted on our Faculty and Staff Openings webpage. Note that our full consideration date is earlier this year, Nov. 1.

Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering Department seeks to fill one faculty position at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor level.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Novel Materials for Spacesuits and Spacecraft, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Asst./Assoc. Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Mechanics), Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH 

Instructor of Manufacturing, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Assistant Professor of Mechanical EngineeringArkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 

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