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WEEKLY NEWS — OCT. 21, 2019


Metamorphosing Metals

Somayeh Pasebani, assistant professor of advanced manufacturing, leads cutting-edge research in additive manufacturing. More ...

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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
Volunteer at the 2019 Fall Career Expo and the Civil and Construction Engineering Fair October 23 to 24. Benefits include volunteer experience (which is great on a resume!) and face time with employers. There are various shifts to accommodate your schedule; morning and late afternoon volunteers are provided light refreshments, and midday volunteers are provided lunch. Sign up.

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
Thurs., 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 Info Session
Thurs., October 24 from 12 to 1 p.m. in Johnson 221 (lunch provided) 
This year Idaho National Laboratory has hosted 459 interns from 119 institutions studying over 100 different majors. Internship opportunities are available for undergrad and graduate students. The majority of INL internships are in STEM fields such as nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, chemistry, physics, computer science and cybersecurity. However, INL also offers internships in fields such as accounting, business, finance, marketing, communications, education, english, public health, fire protection, welding, logistics and many others. Come learn about the opportunities available.
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 [new sessions added]

Thur., Oct. 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. and  and 1 to 3 p.m. in Rogers 116
Fri., Oct. 25 from 8 to 10 a.m. in Rogers 116

Open to students current and past ME 250 students. Email to sign up.

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.
Robotics Seminar: Challenges to Developing Low Cost Robotic Systems
Friday, Oct. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Rogers 226
Mark Yim, the Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, will will present some general principles towards designing low cost systems while also presenting specific examples of novel devices ranging from mechatronic components (sensors and actuators), robotic components (grippers) to full systems (flying systems).
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.


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.

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.

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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.
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