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WEEKLY NEWS — OCT. 7, 2019

Career Expo preparation workshops:
“Getting a Dam Job” Series

October 8, 9, 14, and 16, Memorial Union room 109 (times listed below)
Intel Day
Wed., October 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center 1005/1007
Bring your resume and come meet Intel engineers, managers, and recruiters! This is your chance to spend time with Intel in a casual, relaxed setting and learn about immediate opportunities.They are looking for B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in the Chem E, EE, ME, Computer science, Computer engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials. Full time and Internships available.
OSU Robotics Club Kickoff
Wed., October 9 from 6 to 8 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center Atrium
What you need: $10 for membership, $15 for a t-shirt (optional), $20 Bundle membership and t-shirt (optional), OSU ID Card. If you have any questions, please email us at

Engineering Rocks!

Wed., October 9 from 5 to 7 pm. at the Student Experience Center Craft Center (basement, room 02)
Come paint rocks with us and leave your mark in engineering. The rocks will be displayed in front of Kelley Engineering Center forever! Painting supplies and free food will be provided. RSVP.
Research Ready Workshop
Wed., October 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP for location
Are you wondering how to get involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty mentor? We understand that this process can be confusing so we’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop on October 9 where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at Oregon State, how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with, and how to apply for specific programs that provide funding to engage in research or creative work. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences were like and a panel of professors about what they look for in undergraduate researchers.

Engineers Without Borders Resume Workshop

Wed., Oct. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Johnson 219
  • Learn how to highlight humanitarian engineering experience on your resume.
  • Find out what employers are looking for.
  • Learn to sell your skills.
  • Bring a copy of your resume to work on.
  • All majors welcome.
  • Food and drinks provided!
  • Featuring guest speaker, recruiting specialist Bruce Hohensee.

Coming Out Day Panel

Fri., October 11 at 5 to 7 p.m., Johnson 102
According to 2016 LGBT climate in Physics, STEM culture requires, or at least strongly encourages, LGBTQ+ people to remain closeted at work. Join Oregon State University’s Out in STEM in discussing coming out in personal and professional aspects, diversity in the workforce, and queer issues on National Coming Out Day. This year’s panel includes five representatives from Oregon State University and HP. Panel discussion will be followed by a social reception with light refreshments.
Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show
Fri., October 11 at 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre Community Room
Join Jon the Robot (a robotic stand-up comedian), several CoRIS Institute members and robots, and some of the area's top nerdy, scientific, and autonomous performers for an evening of stand-up comedy, improv, and visual art. More ...
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.
School Head Office Hours
Wed., October 16 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Rogers 206
Thurs., November 14 from 9 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.
Tues., December 3 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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.
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.

“Career Expo Week” happenings – Oct. 21 to 25
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”.
MIME and CBEE Career Reception
Tuesday, October 22, 5 to 8 p.m. (check-in starts at 4:15 p.m. in the MU Ballroom)

14 Company Information Sessions offered, plus 16 companies at the Networking Reception! Come to the MIME and CBEE Career Reception, on the evening before the OSU Career Expo, to learn more about engineering careers, plus current entry-level and internship opportunities. Attend your choice of any three company info sessions, followed by a catered networking reception to connect with even more company reps. Free and open to all MIME & CBEE students, and to all levels – first-year thru Ph.D.
Student registration opens on Sept. 16 – register in Handshake. Be sure to reserve your spot to hear from your three favorite companies, by using the survey link included in your Handshake registration/confirmation email.
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.
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

Woodshop Seminars

Thurs., Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m and 1 to 3 p.m.; 
Fri., Oct.11 from 8 to 10 a.m.; 
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.

Through the Lens: Tools for Extending our Vision and Knowledge through History

Thurs., October 10 at 4 p.m. Valley Library, 5th Floor Reading Room
Melissa Santala, assistant professor of materials science, will present a lecture and hands-on exploration series from the Special Collections and Archives Research Center. Since their invention around 1600, optical microscopes have been used to investigate objects too small to be seen with the unaided eye. In the 20th century, the development of the electron microscope has allowed us to image materials at atomic resolution. Santala will draw upon the rich collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center and her experience as a materials scientist and microscopist to discuss the power and pitfalls of using these tools.
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.


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 ...

NVIDIA GPU training opportunities

NVIDIA is hosting three classes for the College of Engineering covering different aspects of understanding and programming for NVIDIA GPU’s. Classes are free. Signup is first come first served, and each class is limited to 55 participants. All classes will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Leaders Room. Registration link:
NVIDIA Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA C/C++
Tuesday, October 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Leaders Room
Learn how to accelerate and optimize existing C/C++ CPU-only applications to run on massively parallel GPUs using essential CUDA tools and techniques. PREREQUISITES: Basic C/C++ competency, including familiarity with variable types, loops, conditional statements, functions, and array manipulations. Please bring your laptop computer and power cord.
NVIDIA Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with OpenACC 
Wednesday, October 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Leaders Room

Explore how to build and optimize accelerated heterogeneous applications on multiple GPU clusters using a combination of OpenACC, CUDA-aware MPI and NVIDIA profiling tools. PREREQUISITES:
Basic experience with C/C++. Please bring your laptop computer and power cord.
NVIDIA Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision 
Thursday, October 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, Agriculture Leaders Room

Learn how to build, train, and deploy a neural network for common deep learning workflows to solve real world problems. PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with basic programming fundamentals, such as functions and variables TOOLS AND FRAMEWORKS: Caffe, DIGITS. Please bring your laptop computer and power cord.
Registration link:

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

Multiple full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering emphasis on Robotics/Machine learning and Manufacturing/Design, Washington State University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Thermal-Fluid & Energy SystemsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Mechanics & MaterialsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Robotics and Autonomous SystemsUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Mechanical Engineering/Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

Assistant professor in solid mechanics and/or materials science, University of New Hampshire
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