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WEEKLY NEWS — NOV. 25, 2019


Study paves way to better understanding, treatment of arthritis

Oregon State University research has provided the first complete, cellular-level look at what’s going on in joints afflicted by osteoarthritis, a debilitating and costly condition that affects nearly one-quarter of adults in the United States.

The study, published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, opens the door to better understanding how interventions such as diet, drugs and exercise affect a joint’s cells, which is important because cells do the work of developing, maintaining and repairing tissue.

Research by Brian Bay, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and scientists from the Royal Veterinary College in London and University College London developed a sophisticated scanning technique to view the “loaded” joints of arthritic and healthy mice – loaded means under strain, such as an ankle, knee or elbow would be while running, walking, throwing, etc. More ...


Society of Women Engineers Fundraiser

Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. MU Panda Express
Help raise money for the OSU Society of Women Engineers and enjoy a tasty meal. Invite all your friends. Please show the image below at time of payment. For questions, please contact SWE Fundraising Coordinator Lucia Gomez Hurtado.

Are you looking for a summer research experience?

Be sure to check out, a searchable database of more than 650 summer research programs for undergraduates in STEM disciplines.

Many URSA Engage faculty are still looking for students who are interested in doing research with them!

These faculty mentors, in particular, have asked us to let you know they are still looking for students to join their teams (but check out the catalogue to find more!):
Kristen Macuga: Researching how to use virtual reality to study human behavior (looking for students with overlapping interest in psychology and engineering)
Javier Fernandez-Salvador: Researching new techniques for strawberry/olive production
Kim McAloney: Researching mentorship and the experiences of first-generation college students
Jennifer Duringer: Researching fungal contamination of food/feed (e.g. analytical chemistry + food safety)
Jason Dorsette: Researching access and equity for underrepresented students
Learn more about how to apply to URSA Engage here and swing by our drop-in undergraduate research advising hours every Monday and Tuesday from 1-3pm in Waldo 140 to get support! No appointment necessary!

FE Review Course Open for Registration

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) club at Oregon State is hosting the annual FE Review Course during Winter Term 2020 (exact dates on website, link below). This course is specifically designed to assist OSU engineering students who are studying for the FE Exam. The following subjects are covered: Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Fundamentals, Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer.  Registration includes access to digital recordings of each lecture and notes on Canvas through Sept. 1st, 2020.

The cost of the course is $100 for OSU students if you sign up online before December 16th. The cost will be $125 after December 16th. If you have any questions, please contact  
Direct registration:

Volunteers wanted for online learning research study (Corvallis)

If you are older than 18 years old, has a normal or corrected vision, you may qualify to participate. Study involves wearing an electroencephalography(EEG), measurement of eye-tracking, taking a personality test, a learning session and a short-term memory test. This experiment would take 70 to 80 minutes. Volunteers will receive $30 in cash.  Study Title: Temporal Motivation and Learning Performance using eye-tracking and wireless EEG Phase 2.  PI: David Nembhard, PhD. Contact Yuzhi Sun:

DOE Scholars Program

Application deadline: Jan. 3, 2020
The DOE Scholars Program is designed to provide opportunities and attract talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates to appointments that are carefully designed to help prepare participants towards the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and organizations that support the DOE mission.  DOE Scholars Program will introduce highly qualified students and postgraduates to DOE missions, functions, and operations. More ...

INSIGHT study abroad scholarship for underrepresented students

Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
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.  More ...

Scholarships available through the Benton Community Foundation  

The BCF Scholarship Cycle is now open. The application is available through Google Forms,
The cycle closes on January 13, 2020. More information about the individual scholarships can be found on the website,
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.

Diversity Initiatives & Programs is looking to hire two new Diversity Learning Assistants (DLA) for the Winter 2020 term. The mission of the DLA program is to help build inclusive, overlapping, and collaborative relationships among residents, UHDS staff, and the campus. This position develops, executes, evaluates, promotes social justice education through workshops, bulletin boards, events, and serves as a UHDS ambassador to campus partners who work to build a socially just campus through resources, services, and programs. The position requires a strong commitment to the principles of and action for social justice. DLAs are expected to work 15-19 hours per week and are compensated with housing, meal plan and a $300 per term stipend. If you know of any students who would be interested in the position please send them the link here: Application closes on Friday, November 29.


Emerging Leaders Internship program 2020 is here! The student application for ELI 2020 is now live on our website: Emerging Leaders (EL) is dedicated to improving racial and cultural diversity at the leadership level in Portland-area companies by providing pathways to leadership for traditional and non-traditional students of color and aspiring professionals. 

University of California, Berkeley, seeks applications for tenure-track, Assistant Professor level and is open in the areas of: Fluid Mechanics; Energy Science and Technology; Design and Manufacturing; and Control and Robotics. More ...

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (1-2 positions), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University. More ...

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University. More ...
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