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WEEKLY NEWS — JAN. 6, 2020


Alumni Stories: Improving Drone Engine Efficiency

Tyler Hudson (’18 M.S. Mechanical Engineering) is CEO and president of Rogue Approach, a startup in Bend, Oregon working to make more efficient hybrid drone engines. 

Drop-in Info Session: ATLANTIS double-degree program

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 12 to 5 p.m., Dearborn 303
ATLANTIS is a 5-year program for qualified mechanical engineering students to travel to Germany for an entire year of engineering classes. At the end of this program, successful students will earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State and a B.S. in Materials Science from the University of Saarland in Germany. It's a fantastic opportunity to study abroad while continuing to work on (and get credit for) your engineering coursework, and 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 provided at this information session. More ...

Grand Challenges Scholars Program Info Sessions (Program applications due February 3)

Monday, Jan. 13 from 12 to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall 219
Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 7 p.m., Hawley Lounge
Thursday, Jan. 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cauthorn Hall
Monday, Jan. 27 from 4 to 5 p.m., Johnson 220

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering is a proud member of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges Scholars Program. This program is designed to prepare students to solve the 14 grand challenges of engineering. Join Graduate Assistant Priscila during the GCSP Info Session to learn more about the program, components, and the benefits of joining.  Students who join choose one of the fourteen challenges, build their plan around it, and when complete, they achieve the distinction of a Grand Challenge Scholar, which is endorsed by OSU and the NAE. This program can help you stand out for jobs in the field, grad school and internships. In addition, it helps you enhance your perspective of engineering, and develops your skills. Program applications for this year’s cohort are due on Monday, February 3, so attend one of these sessions to learn how to apply and get involved!
FREE food provided. RSVP. For more information, or accessibility questions contact Priscila, the Graduate Assistant at

Info Session: Engineering Brazil Study Abroad

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 5 to 6 p.m., Rogers 226
Solving big problems like clean energy require working in global teams and understanding the opportunities and constraints in different parts of the world. To gain this experience, this program consists of 11 days in Brazil at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianopolis and in the city of Foz do Iguazu. More ...

Intel Day

Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in KEC 1005 and 1007
This is your chance to spend time with Intel in a casual, relaxed setting and learn about opportunities at Intel. This company is looking for B.S., M.S., and PhDs students majoring in: chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical computer engineering, materials, mechanical engineering, and physics. They are looking to find people to fill current and future full-time jobs and internships.

Leadership Academy Suit Camp 2020

Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Toyota Club Level at Reser Stadium, RSVP
The Leadership Academy’s annual Suit Camp is back! Have a summer internship, job, or MECOP interview coming up? Suit Camp offers a supportive environment where you can practice your interviewing skills in paired mock interviews with industry professionals; hone your networking skills; learn the ins and outs of “business dining etiquette” at our dining etiquette lunch; have your professional LinkedIn photo taken for free; and meet engineering students of all backgrounds and majors! Spend part of your Saturday with us – who knows, you may just meet someone who will be that important connection, that may lead to your next job or internship! Questions? Email More ...

ME 507 Seminar for all graduate students

On Fridays at 2 pm in Rogers 226, the ME 507 seminar series will continue with “Advanced Practices for Graduate Researches”. This seminar series is intended for graduate students at all stages, and will discuss topics including: technical writing, including using LaTeX and making publication-quality figures; using GitHub for collaborative work; the peer-review publication process; teaching; academic and non-academic jobs; mentoring; mental health; and public science communication. Register today!

Engineering Speaking Club

Engineering Speaking Club is a new student-led club that focuses on developing interpersonal skills for engineering students. We cover public speaking, interviewing, elevator pitches, and a variety of other speaking techniques. It is an incredible opportunity to develop your speaking skills in a supportive community of students. Meetings are held in Stag 161 every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact with questions or to be added to our email list.

Clean Energy Bridge to Research REU/RET Program

Application deadline: Feb. 14, 2020.  
Clean Energy Bridge to Research is a summer research program run by the Clean Energy Institute and Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Washington. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. CEBR supports a select group of undergraduates, community or tribal college students, and teachers to participate in authentic research in solar, energy storage, and grid technologies under the mentorship of UW’s world-class faculty and grad students. CEBR builds on the success of the now-completed Hooked On Photonics REU program. More ...

The application for Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) at Purdue University is now open!

This is a paid opportunity for underrepresented students to learn how a graduate degree can prepare you for different career pathways, including being a faculty member, working in a government setting/National Laboratory, Industry, and more! We match you with a faculty mentor to conduct summer research culminating in a presentation at our end-of-summer symposium. Receive:
  • $4,500 stipend, free housing, and travel expenses up to $500.
  • Professional development seminars to prepare you for graduate school
  • Additional mentoring as part of a growing support network

Applications are reviewed and matched to faculty mentors on a rolling basis, so it’s very important that you apply as soon as possible. Priority Deadline for the Pathways Program is January 15, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered until program is filled (Final deadline Feb 1, 2020).

Email questions to jem@purdue.eduMore ...

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OSG 2020 Winter Fellowship

Full fellowship funding for graduate students interested in coastal resource management and policy. The nine fellowship positions start in August 2020 and are available with the California State Coastal Conservancy, the coastal programs in Delaware, Guam, Maryland, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands, and three of our Digital Coast partners, including the Association of State Floodplain Managers (in partnership with the Coastal States Organization), the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, and The Nature Conservancy. More ...

Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Academy under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program. We are actively seeking highly qualified candidates including recent doctoral recipients and senior researchers. More ...

The Data Incubator

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares masters students, Ph.D.s, 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.
Who Should Apply: 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.
Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2020-04-06 to 2020-05-29.
Application Link:
Early Deadline: 2020-01-30.
Regular Deadline: 2020-02-11.

Scholarships available through the Benton Community Foundation  

The BCF Scholarship Cycle is now open. The application is available at The cycle closes on January 13, 2020. More information about the individual scholarships can be found on the website,
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Engineering Instructors (Residential Summer Employment), Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Summer Programs) • Allentown, PA and 10 more 
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has exciting summer employment opportunities for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and alumni interested in teaching engineering. As a CTY instructor, you lead a small class of 12-18 bright students through a rigorous and interactive three-week course with the support of a teaching assistant. Our classes have generous lab budgets. In addition to a competitive salary, instructors receive housing and meals on campus. Opportunities are available for staff to work three or six weeks. Positions are available on the East and West coasts, and in Hong Kong. More ...

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields. We would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of your students by posting or forwarding the attached flyer where your students will see it, or pass it on to an appropriate department for posting. This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science sub-fields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research. More ...


Quality Engineer Position, Advanced Elastomer Technologies 
Advanced Elastomer Technologies is a newly formed company founded by experts in heavy wall polymer extrusions used to manufacture the highest performing elastomer shock absorbers in the world. Position description and application instructions.

Faculty and Post-doc positions

Engineering/science analyst within the CMMI Division at NSF: This position is a great opportunity for recent Ph.D.s with CMMI related backgrounds and to get to know the broader, national research landscape and support our existing programs in the division and the NSF 10 Big Ideas. The position is akin to a post-doctoral research position with a limited term of up to three years, mentoring by division leadership and an opportunity to continue the candidate’s own research interests. More ...

Postdoctoral Research Assoc, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX More ...

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