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WEEKLY NEWS — NOV. 4, 2019


When illness first appears

How can we help in the fight against Parkinson’s disease? Harriet Nembhard and her colleagues developed a sensor system to detect the disease early on, opening the door to earlier treatment and improved quality of life. Nembhard is the head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering and Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering at Oregon State University. More ...

High school robotics teacher wins presidential award 

Greg Smith '87, B.S. mechanical engineering, has built a powerhouse robotics program that West Salem High School students say keeps them wanting to come to school. The computer science teacher was one of two from Oregon chosen for a national science and technology teaching award. More ...

URSA Info Session

Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Johnson 220
URSA (Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts) is hosting an info session to get underrepresented engineering students engaged in research. Come learn more about this opportunity. RSVP.

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) all-member meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in Kearney 212
Learn about upcoming events, conference and competition opportunities, social and industry events, and other ongoing projects. As always, pizza and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

IEEE Student Branch Presentation

Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Kelley 1001
Join the IEEE Student Branch (OSU Overclocking) for a presentation and pizza at 6pm in Kelley 1001. Presentations by the IEEE Student Branch Chair and the IEEE Client Services Manager will cover the activities and projects available through the IEEE Student Branch and the benefits of the IEEE Professional Society. 

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

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. in Rogers 226
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.  More details on the info session are here and details about the past course here. Please contact the course leader, Nordica MacCarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, with any questions.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Bachata Dance Fundraiser

Friday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 the Native American Longhouse
Come join SHPE for an evening of dance! Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. The first hour is a Bachata dance lesson led by our VP and the second two hours are a Latin dance social where you can practice your new moves! Attached to this email is a flyer you may distribute to your friends, family, and anyone in general! Help us spread the word so that this fundraiser is successful. These funds are how we send SHPE members to conferences and helps us create workshops. For DAS accommodations, contact us at $5 cash or check.

Overclock 'til You Drop

Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in Graf 106
Interested in computers, overclocking, and interdisciplinary projects? Join OSU Overclocking and IEEE for games, pizza, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and overclocking. All majors, abilities, and interests welcome!

COB/COE Next Great Startup Preliminary Round Competition

Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at CH2M Hill Alumni Center 
Come cheer on teams from the College of Engineering and College of Business as they compete to be automatically admitted to the draft stage of the campus-wide Next Great Startup Competition! Want to compete? Fantastic! Click here to sign up to pitch your idea. 

Robotics Seminar: Logan Yliniemi and Eric Klinkhammer - "Perspectives on Life After Graduate School"

Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. in Rogers 226
Both Logan and Eric Oregon State graduates in Robotics (Ph.D.'15 and M.S. '18 respectively). Eric joined Amazon right out of graduate school. Logan was an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno for two years before taking a position at Amazon Robotics.

Interested in a business leadership opportunity in STEM?

The OSU Robotics Club is currently looking for individuals to fill the following Board of Business leadership positions: Community Outreach Coordinators, Event Coordinators, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Intra-University Relations, Secretary and Financial Advisors. In order to facilitate the Public Relations/Marketing application process, please fill out this form for the positions you are interested. We will be responding and interviewing on a first come first serve basis. If you have any questions please contact us at

College of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Student and Faculty Spotlight

Students and faculty are key to building a supportive community that fosters engineers like you and me. Our goal is to identify Oregon State engineers who embody diversity and inclusion in their time at Oregon State through their research, clubs, leadership, teaching, and challenge common perceptions and assumptions of what an engineer looks and sounds like.

This is a call for you all to nominate your professors, coworkers, friends, and even yourself by filling out this short survey. We will be interviewing students and faculty and feature them on our Instagram account, @coediversityinclusion.

Your gifts, big and small, have a tremendous impact!

Throughout November, you will see OSU Loyal sharing stories of some of our colleagues and what has inspired them to give to their passion within the university community. Thank you to all of our faculty and staff in the College who are supporting our people and programs with their philanthropy. For those of you who are interested in making a gift, please join us in making a difference for our students, our university, and all those we serve by going to OSU Loyal.
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PAID STUDENT POSITION: Do you have a good or excellent understanding of Python and JavaScript? Do you have some experience using Flask and SQL? Then come join the Niemeyer Research Group ( in developing a web-based tool for advancing the next generation of alternative jet fuels. The position is a part-time, PAID (<20 hours per week) hourly position. Reach out to Prof. Kyle Niemeyer ( if interested.

TEKFAB, a machine design company in Albany that was started 18 years ago by two MIME alumni, seeks an entry-level Mechanical Engineer. This person would begin as a “Drafter” and ideally work into a full Mechanical Engineering and Project Manager position. 40 hours/week of design, drafting, and production management. We build machines for the metal forming industry—so our bread and butter are machines that punch, roll, and cut steel. The ideal candidate has just graduated or will graduate at the end of Fall Term 2019 (BS or MS) and has proficiency in SolidWorks 3D CAD. Contact Mark McGuire ( for more information.
Faculty Openings

Bradley's Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology Department is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor in the following fields: supply chain management, data analytics and simulation. The expected starting semester is Fall 2020. More ...

Multiple open positions at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler. More ...

The Mechanical Engineering department at University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for up to four faculty in the areas of energy storage and applied controls.
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