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WEEKLY NEWS — JAN. 13, 2020

In memorium: A. Murty Kanury, emeritus professor of mechanical engineering, died on Jan. 8, 2020, at the age of 79. He became a faculty member at Oregon State in 1985 after nine years at the University of Notre Dame. Murty won a number of teaching awards at both universities. He was leader in the combustion research community and was the author of four books, including a well-utilized textbook, Introduction to Combustion Phenomena, and over seventy referred technical papers.
In memoriam: Paul Cull, emeritus professor of computer science, died Dec. 17, 2019, of pancreatic cancer at age 76. A dedicated teacher and researcher, Paul was a founding member of the Computer Science Department in 1971. A memorial service will be held Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. at McHenry Funeral Home, 206 NW 5th St., in Corvallis.

And on that farm, he had a robot [Engineering Out Loud

Will robots someday replace farm workers? Do we want them to? Agricultural robotics expert Joe Davidson talks about the potential benefits of using robots in agriculture, and what goes into designing the perfect robotic apple picker. Listen now ...

Grand Challenges Scholars Program Info Sessions (Program applications due Feb. 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

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. 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

Oregon State Combat Robotics Info Nights

Monday, Jan 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. in Austin 270 
Come join us and learn to build robots!

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 ...

Join IISE and SME for the first all member meeting of Winter term!

Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Rogers 230
Learn about upcoming events including officer elections, competitions, projects, and conferences. Pizza will be provided (dietary accommodations may be made upon request)! Questions? Contact

Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program Info Session

Thursday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Johnson Hall 220 (Center for Diversity & Inclusion)
Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, LSAMP, STEM Leaders, EOP, and TRiO for an info session with the Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program to learn about how to obtain summer internships in the Portland area. ELI is looking for talented students of color from ALL majors! They will talk about how to apply and how to submit a competitive application. Pizza will be provided. To ensure we order enough food, please RSVP.

OSU ASHRAE Student Chapter presents Nathan Jones from Lenity Architecture

Friday, Jan. 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Kearney Library (3rd floor)
Lenity is an architectural firm based in Salem that specializes in commercial architecture projects. Nathan, an OSU alumni, will be going over what his career is like as a professional mechanical engineer in the field of architecture.

Guest Speaker: Forged in Fire champion Josh Navarrete

Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. in Kidder 350 
Josh Navarrete, the winner of the History Channel's Forged In Fire, a competition series that challenges bladesmiths to forge swords, will speak about his craft. Visit his website to view his work 

MIME/Engineering Student Clubs and Organizations Info Session

Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. in Rogers 237
Learn more about student groups around Oregon State University who work with product development, robotics, community engagement, and 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: HEST 242/542: “Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course Info Session

Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in 226 Rogers Hall. 
Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2020 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families and the technologies and policies that can help to address it. Please contact the course leader, Nordica MacCarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, with any questions. More ...

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 ...

Waterjet Operation

Monday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Rogers 118
This seminar will cover the operation of the OMAX protomax waterjet cutting machine. Students wanting to qualify to use the Waterjet machine should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 6 students. Sign-up by emailing Students must have completed ME 250 before signing up.

CNC Seminar – CNC Router Operation

Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Graf 110
This seminar will cover the operation of the CNC Router in the Graf dirty workroom. Students wanting to qualify to use the router should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 12 students. Sign-up by emailing Students should have attended a general CNC training seminar prior to signing up. Students must have completed ME 250 and passed the CNC readiness quiz before signing up.

General CNC Readiness Seminar

Thursday, Jan. 16 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Rogers 226
Interested in learning to operate the CNC equipment in the machine shop? This seminar serves as the introduction to operating the CNC Machining equipment and is the first step in obtaining your CNC qualification. Attending this seminar is highly recommended for any student wanting to operate any of the following equipment: FADAL Vertical Machining Centers, Bridgeport EZtrak CNC Mill, CNC Router, Wire EDM, Haas Turning Center, and Bridgeport EZpath CNC Lathe.

Ply Cutter Operation

Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Graf 110
This seminar will cover the operation of the Autometrix Advantage cutting system (also known as the ply cutter) used for cutting carbon fiber ply and fabrics. Students wanting to qualify to use the ply cutter should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 14 students. Sign-up by emailing Students must have completed ME 250 before signing up.

3D Printing Seminar – FDM Operation

Friday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. in in Rogers 106
This seminar will cover the operation of the Dimension SST FDM Printer. Students wanting to qualify to use this machine should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 12 students. Sign-up by emailing

Winter 2020 HWeekend event, Jan. 25-26.

Have you ever wanted to make something cool but need a little help in how to do it and people to do it with? The HWeekend event is a partnership with the Inventors Enterprise club, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business that helps you to realize this dream! This event allows participants to use modern tools, hardware, and their own innovation to make exciting and interesting prototypes in only 30 hours! The event is free to participants but space is limited so sign-up ASAP!

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.

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 ...
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Fulbright Commission and Enel Foundation offer Internships for U.S. students. A new cooperation project between Enel Foundation and the Fulbright Program, an educational and cultural exchange initiative between the Italian and U.S. Governments, will offer four internships to U.S. students in the fields of Electricity, Energy transition at large and Climate mitigation, to be carried out at Enel Foundation in Rome.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Materials and Chemistry Institute Student Intern
We have multiple openings for students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates within one year to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals.  You will conduct research in the following scientific fields: organic/inorganic synthesis, analytical, computational, materials characterization; actinide materials science; optical materials science; electrochemistry; materials chemistry and physics; computational chemistry and materials science; nanoscale materials synthesis and characterization and metallurgy. These positions are in the Materials and Chemistry Institute (MaCI) led by the Materials Science Division.

AST, Liquid Propulsion Systems at NASA: As an engineer trainee you will work with more experienced aerospace engineers on projects involving research, development, design, test, evaluation, and analysis of liquid and solid chemical propulsion systems for aerospace vehicles. The work involves requirements definition, design and development of the various subsystems, components, or research simulations, and the evaluation of these systems and parts as they affect the total engine or propulsion system.

Faculty and post-doc positions

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community.
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