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WEEKLY NEWS - SEPT. 16, 2019

College of Engineering earns recognition for equity, inclusion, diversity efforts 
Scott Ashford, Kearney Dean of Engineering at Oregon State University, has been honored by the Society of Women Engineers for his contributions to the acceptance and advancement of women in engineering professions. More ...
CMU, OSU team wins first event in DARPA Subterranean Challenge 
In the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, Team Explorer outscored 10 competitors in the initial scored event. The team, whose members come from Carnegie Mellon University and Oregon State University, deployed robots to autonomously map and search underground mines. More ...
Gess named an IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor
Josh Gess, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and Welty Faculty Fellow, was selected as one of the winners of  the 2018 IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award. The award is to recognize the unusual and dedicated efforts of Student Branch Counselors and Branch Chapter Advisors around the world. Winners of this award are those individuals who, through their work as Counselors and Advisors, exemplify the Institute’s commitment to the educational, personal, professional, and technical development of students in IEEE related fields of interest. More ...
MIME Graduate Student Orientation BBQ
Tues., September 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., breezeway southwest of Rogers Hall and Gilbert Addition
This is an opportunity for new and current grad students to connect with one another and the MIME faculty and staff. We’ll have hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and more. All MIME graduate students, faculty and staff are invited.
Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
Thurs., September 19, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lightning Talks: Agricultural and Life Sciences 4000 and 4001
Posters: Linus Pauling Science Center, 1st Floor

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts, this symposium provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase the research or creative activities they have been engaged in with faculty mentors. More ...
College Connection: Engineering
Tues., September 24, 10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (locations listed below)
This is the essential “get-ready-for-school” session. Join students from your academic college and major for events and experiences that help you connect to your new academic home at Oregon State.
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. - Academics@OSU Panel, Learning Innovation Center (LInC)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on your own, location: Any Dining Center on Campus
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Clubs & Cookies, Plaza between Johnson Hall and Kelley Engineering Center
“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.
Thesis Defense: "Development of a Reduced Chemical Kinetics Model for Low-Speed Pre-Ignition Investigation"
Thurs., September 19 at 9:30 a.m., Rogers 230
Khang Tran, candidate for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher L. Hagen.
Materials Science Seminar: Oxygen Reduction Reaction Kinetics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes
Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 1 to 2 p.m. | Kearney Hall Library (3rd Floor) | Free 

Xingbo Liu, the Statler Endowed Chair Professor and associate chair for research in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, will report research on the roles of oxygen defects on oxygen reduction reaction kinetics of solid oxide fuel cell cathode.


Register now for the IISE Six Sigma Green Belt course!
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 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).

Dates: Oct. 11th-13th
Times: (Oct. 11th, 13th) 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Oct. 13th) 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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 ( or 
Ryan Hekker (

Perception researcher wanted
Oregon State/Caregie Mellon Explorer team, which just won the recent DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit!, is looking for a perception research to join the group as they prepare for the next circuit. Possible projects include:
  • Training object detection networks for use on our robots
  • Developing solutions to increase our framerate/efficiency on embedded platforms
  • Multi-sensor fusion for object detection
Prior experience with deep learning frameworks (TensorFlow, etc.) is preferred. 
Interested in joining our team on a highly visible project? Please contact Bob DeBortoli (

Posters on the Hill 2020

Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs. This event will take place in Spring 2020. Applications for Posters on the Hill 2020 open Wednesday, September 4 through Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please read the following tips, guidelines and application information thoroughly to prepare your submission. More ...

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Technical Management Development Program, E & J Gallo Winery, California locations
The Technical Management Development Program (TMDP) offers talented engineers the opportunity to engage various parts of the business, interact with management, develop innovative solutions to real business challenges, and gain a broader understanding of the company and our business. 
Operations Management Development Program, E & J Gallo Winery, California locations
The Operations Management Development Program (OMDP) is looking for candidates ready to hone their leadership skills through a structured and hands on experience that prepares them to become future operations leaders at the world’s largest winery.
Quality Assurance Engineer - New Grad - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
The Mission Assurance Office is seeking highly motivated recent and/or prospective graduates with high intellectual curiosity to join our team and aid in our quest to ensure mission success as we Dare Mighty Things! Quality Assurance Engineers provide technical and management support to programs and projects in the areas of mission assurance management, hardware and software quality assurance, reliability engineering, environmental assurance and component engineering.

Quality Engineer, APEL Extrusions, Coburg, OR Full-time entry-level position for BS in related engineering discipline, esp. ME or MfgE.

Engineering Intern – Voith Paper, Springfield, Oregon
Starting “immediately”, two internship openings for this Fall Term. Interns are given meaningful projects that contribute to Voith Paper's business. Interns are placed in locations that have a demonstrated track record of leadership development. The Engineering Manager serves as the intern's mentor and insures that a fast-paced, challenging learning environment is created.
Faculty and post-doc positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota has an opening for a full-time, tenure track position in the area of advanced materials and manufacturing.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan-Dearborn seeks applicants for three positions: Assistant Professor in Advanced Automotive Propulsion ControlAssistant Professor in Design for Manufacturing, and Assistant Professor in Computational Thermal/Fluid Sciences.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.

Syracuse University has an opening for an Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty - Materials for Energy Applications.
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