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WEEKLY NEWS — OCT. 14, 2019


3D printing of metal-matrix composites

Somayeh Pasebani, assistant professor of advanced manufacturing, and Joshua Gess, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to implement full 3D printing to make metal-matrix composites and functionally graded materials that either can have a complex composition or spatial gradation in composition. More ...
Career Expo preparation workshops: “Getting a Dam Job” Series
October 14, and 16, Memorial Union room 109 (times listed below).
Engineering Study Abroad in Brazil (September 2020) Info Session
Mon., October 14 at 5 p.m. in Roger 226
Interested in earning engineering credit while gaining international experience? Please join us to learn about a two-week study abroad opportunity in Brazil, planned for September 2020. You will attend classes and complete an engineering design and analysis project with local students at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil (taught in English) on next generation power systems. A 400- and 500-level version of the course will be offered and is targeted towards juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Coursework will be complemented with cultural and technical tours including laboratories at UFSC, local industrial sites, the city of Florianópolis and the Island of Santa Catarina, the 14 GW Itapiu hydroelectric dam on the Brazil/Paraguay border, and the largest waterfall system in the world at the Iguaçu Falls National Park.  Please visit or contact Dr. Brian Fronk ( for more information and to register your interest if you are not able to attend the informational meeting.

MIME Engineer-in-Residence: Logan Leslie, Nike

Wed., October 16 Rogers 237
Would you like to learn more about engineering careers? Set up an appointment with an MIME Alum. This is a unique opportunity for MIME students to explore career-related questions in private, 15-minute, one-on-one meetings with Mr. Logan Leslie, Engineering Manager at Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation. Logan is a OSU ME alumnus and currently serves on the School of MIME Industry Advisory Board.

Open to all MIME students. Sign up in Handshake.
School Head Office Hours
Wed., October 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Rogers 206
Harriet B. Nembhard, School Head and Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering, invites MIME students to stop by to talk about your career, club, research, resume, goals, life, or any other topics.

OSU GO’s annual Global Opportunities Fair

Wed., October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SEC Plaza
Join the Office of Global Opportunities, campus colleagues and partner representatives during this four hour event that allows students to “See Yourself Out There!” and explore the many ways one can study, research and intern abroad through Oregon State. More ...

Garmin Day

Wed. Oct 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in KEC 1005 and 1007
Garmin is hiring mechanical engineers. HR representative and engineers from the company are looking forward to meeting you!

International Paper Info Session

Wed., Oct. 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. (register for this time) and 5 to 6 p.m. (register for this time)
Join representatives from the International Paper - Springfield Mill to learn more about intern/co-op and full-time opportunities for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020.

STEMinist Kickoff Meeting!

Wed., October 16th, 4  to 6 p.m. in SEC 112
Hattie Redmond Women & Gender Center, College of Engineering, and the College of Science are bringing together student organizations and like-minded folk to be part of this network. The purpose of STEMinists is to promote a flourishing environment by increasing a sense of belonging through intersectional feminism for marginalized communities in these fields. We are excited to hear from you! Join us for snacks and community. If you can’t make this kickoff meeting, but would like to stay connected to this group’s future, just email us. RSVP.

Fri., Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

SME invites students to join in on a tour of the ATAMI facility and manufacturing labs. A free lunch will be provided. Please sign up by Oct. 15 so we can get a headcount and provide you with more information.
Army Research Labs West General Information Session

Tues., October 22. Two session options: 9 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Covell 117

The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Office of Research and the College of Science, invites Oregon State faculty, staff, and graduate students to a general information session with U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory. Representatives include Dr. Pete Khooshabeh, Regional Lead for ARL West; Mr. Steven Taulbee, General Engineer; and Mr. Nathan Schomer, Computer Vision Engineer with the Guidance Technology Branch. ARL representatives will share information about research priorities and how to collaborate with ARL.

Registration required by October 17:

Session options with low registration after October 17 may be cancelled.

For questions about the ARL strategic partnership, contact Julie Brandis, COE Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, at or 541-737-1023.

To Walk Between Two Worlds

Tues., October 22, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Native American Longhouse
Co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and SACNAS, this event will focus on fostering OSU community understanding and support of the native community and cultures by creating an open dialogue between past and current native OSU students and staff and the STEM community at large. Native peoples hold a unique perspective among the OSU community which is not frequently heard in the context of STEM programs. Native students have to walk in two worlds, balancing the tribal understanding of the world to which they are accustomed with the western science framework that dominates their academic careers. For DAS accommodations, please contact womeninmarinesciences.osu@gmail.comRSVP required.

“Career Expo Week” happenings – Oct. 21 to 25
Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon with CBEE and MIME
Tues., October 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Johnson 221

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion will host this event for students in CBEE and MIME to engage with several companies and alumni that are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce. Some of the companies that will be there are: Micron, HP, and Genentech. Everyone is welcome! RSVP.

Speed Mock Interviews
Tues., October 22, Memorial Union, Multipurpose Room, 1 to 4 p.m.

Register/select your time slot
“High-Rise Building Design” Lunch and Learn
Tues., October 22, 1 to 2 p.m. – Kearney Library (3rd floor)

ACCO Engineered Systems is offering a free Lunch and Learn session with a presentation on “High Rise Building Design” by Neil Sutherland, P.E., Engineering Team Lead, from ACCO’s Portland office. Hosted by the OSU ASHRAE* Student Chapter, this event is free and is open to all interested students. (*American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
Pre-Reception Employer Fair
Tues., October 22, Johnson Hall, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Career Reception Preview! – Company representatives attending the MIME & CBEE Career Reception will be on hand to answer your questions and hand out company “swag”.
[Register now!] MIME & CBEE Career Reception!
Tuesday, October 22, 5 to 8:30 p.m. (check-in starts at 4:15 p.m. in the MU Ballroom)

16 company information sessions and 19 companies at the networking reception. Learn about engineering careers, plus current entry-level and internship opportunities. Attend your choice of any three company info sessions and a catered networking reception. Free and open to all MIME & CBEE students, and to all levels – first-year thru Ph.D. Dress is business casual. Register at, and be sure to select your three preferred companies using the survey link in your Handshake registration/confirmation email. 
  • Volunteers Needed  to help at the MIME & CBEE Career Reception. One-hour slots open between 3 and 9 p.m. on October 22. Sign Up Now.  Volunteering is a great way for students to experience this event first hand and be prepared when you attend it in future years. We need your help! 
Fall Career Expo, STEM Day 1
Wed., October 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – CH2M HILL Alumni Center

Searching for jobs and internships? Bring your resume, practice your pitch and find your dream job! Over 100 employers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) industries!
Civil and Construction Engineering Fair
Wed., October 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Reser Stadium, Club  Level

Over 70 employers with jobs and internships in the civil and construction engineering industries.
Fall Career Expo, Day 2
Thursday, October 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – CH2M HILL Alumni Center

Over 100 employers from various industries including: liberal studies, social and business services, government and grad programs.

Idaho National Labs Information Session

Thurs., October 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Johnson 220
Idaho National Labs is hiring for interns, post-docs, and early career opportunities at one of the nation’s leading laboratories. Come to our info session to learn more about how you can apply and get involved! Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting sahid.rosado@oregonstate.eduRSVP by Oct. 21.

Leadership Academy Summit 2019
Sat., October 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CH2M HILL Alumni Center
ALL engineering students at OSU are invited to attend the annual Leadership Academy Summit on Saturday, October 26! The Summit is our annual kick-off event for the year and includes leadership development with keynotes and breakout speaker sessions, engaging with dozens of industry and alumni mentors, and learning more about what the Leadership Academy can offer YOU! Come hear from our keynote speaker, an engineer who has also summited Mt. Everest, and be inspired by 12 different industry and leadership speakers from organizations like Microsoft, Daimler Trucks North America, Genentech, Boeing, OSU’s Engineering Student Council, and much more. You’ll leave the day energized to be an even better engineer and leader! Open to ALL engineering students at OSU, so bring your friends. Lunch provided. For more information and to RSVP, visit

Undergraduate Research Panel

Tuesday, October 29, 5-6:30 pm, Johnson Hall 219
Interested in undergraduate research? Not sure what to expect, or how to get involved? Come hear from fellow engineering students who have done lots of undergraduate research, and learn how to reach out to professors, find out about opportunities, and make the most of your experience. Dinner provided. For questions, please email All engineering majors welcome! RSVP.

Woodshop Seminar

Wed., Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m and  and 1 to 3 p.m. in Rogers 116
Open to students current and past ME 250 students. Email to sign up.

CNC Qualification Seminar

Thurs., Oct. 17 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. (attend one session)
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 will be required 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
  • Bridgeport EZPath CNC Lathe
NOTE: SAE Capstone team members (Baja and GFR) should not attend either of these sessions. A separate session for you will be held in the near future.
ME 507: Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar
Every Friday  at 2 p.m. in Covell Hall 207

The Fall ME 507 Seminar/Best Practices for Graduate Student Researchers is the first in a two-part series of seminars developed to enable students to become better researchers, to effectively work in a peer cohort, and to be better informed of expectations and practices at Oregon State University Mechanical Engineering. ME 507 Best Practices is a 1-Credit course in which students will apply seminar content by writing two essays — a personal/previous research essay and a research proposal — identical to those required for the NSF GRFP. Brought to you by Dr. Bryony DuPont, Dr. Brian Fronk, and Dr. Kyle Niemeyer. ALL STUDENTS —  REGISTERED OR NOT — ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Taking it Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men with Jackson Katz

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the La Sells Stewart Center
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women invites you to join author and activist Katz in discussing ways that our community can engage in violence prevention. More ...

Dr. Holly Witteman: Making Health Technology Work for People

Wed., Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. in  Memorial Union 208, La Raza. 
Holly Witteman, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Emergency Medicine, Université Laval (Laval University), Quebec City, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Factors Engineering and completed a postdoc at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. With an interdisciplinary background in human factors engineering and social sciences, her research is about human-centered digital health, including a focus on how best to adapt technology to people rather than expecting people to adapt to technology. She specializes in human-computer interaction in health education, risk communication and decision making, including design methods to support inclusive user- and patient-centeredness.
Interested in the Microelectronics Industry?
Friday, Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Ballroom
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about career opportunities in high tech and gain career advice from industry professionals. The seminar organized by the SEMI Pacific Northwest chapter. Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided as part of the workshop, students just have to register by Oct. 15.
SEMI is a global industry association representing the electronic manufacturing supply chain.

OWHE Conference Scholarship

OSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff and students to attend the 2020 Oregon Women in Higher Education conference in Lincoln City, Salishan Resort, Jan. 31 to Feb. 1. To apply, complete and submit the online form by Friday, Oct. 18. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, Oct. 25. Apply using the following link: Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at

INSIGHT Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

INSIGHT Into Diversity is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. Get more information and apply here: Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2019.

MATLAB help desk.

Sunday through Friday, Dearborn 119A 
After a successful trial year, the MATLAB help desk is back and ready to help you with all your MATLAB needs! Stop by Dearborn 119A for help with any MATLAB-related problem, such as finding and fixing bugs, structuring scripts and functions, and so on. (However, tutors cannot necessarily help you with the underlying concepts from class — you should still ask your instructor or TAs for help with those!) Full schedule.

Computer class for non-majors

This new online 3-credit course provides a friendly introduction to fundamental topics in computer programming. The curriculum is relevant to anyone who wants to write or work with computer code in disciplines like science, engineering, and business. You will learn the basics of computational thinking and programming skills for solving a variety of real-world problems. Advance your skills: Register for CS 201 or CRN 40095 in winter term. More ...

Register now for the IISE Six Sigma Green Belt Course! (NEW COURSE DATES)

It’s time to 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 IISE’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).

NEW COURSE DATES: Oct. 25th-27th

Registration deadline: Oct. 16th  

Times: (Oct 25th, 26th) 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM. (Oct. 27th) 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:

Questions? Contact either:

Coby Norton at or 

Ryan Hekker at tec-elect@oregonstateiise.or

Oregon State is utilizing Handshake as the central job and internship database. Please visit Handshake and create an account to access these opportunities. Let Handshake find the jobs for you with custom search alerts.

Veeco is hiring a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Horsham, PA team. At this location, we design, develop, build and ship semiconductor process equipment. This equipment enables much of the technology you see around you today like sensors for autonomous vehicles and critical elements of emerging 5G technologies. You will handle important aspects of manufacturing for both existing products as well as provide support on new product introduction from start to finish ensuring that the design for manufacturing and quality meets best-in-class requirements.
Faculty and post-doc positions

University of Kentucky seeks an Assistant Professor, Aerospace

University of Kentucky seeks Assistant Professor, Unmanned Systems for Precision Meteorology

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