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WEEKLY NEWS - SEPT. 30, 2019

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Learn about our new faculty members, Global Formula Racing's move to driverless, the OSU Overclockers, and more stories about the MIME community. More ...
Albertani awarded grant to study manufacturing technique for propulsion structures
Roberto Albertani, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Innovative Composites Engineering an advanced composites components manufacturing company in White Salmon, Wash. have been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant by the U.S. Army for a “Table Rolling Fabrication Process for Propulsion Structures.”

Albertani’s Applied Mechanics and Composites τεχνολογια Laboratory and ICE will optimize and validate an advanced manufacturing technique applied to cylindrical structural geometries optimized with respect to cost and in-plane tensile performance and representative of missile airframes, solid rocket motors, and missile launch tubes.  A small production batch with high manufacturing efficiency and superior mechanical characteristics is the final objective of the program.

The student support team includes Jessica Curtiss and Madison Smith, materials science graduate students, and Haley McGeorge, an honors college student in chemical engineering.
ATLANTIS Program Information Session
Mon., September 30 from 12 to 5 p.m., Dearborn 303
ATLANTIS is a five-year program where qualified Oregon State mechanical engineering students travel to Germany for an entire year of engineering classes. At the end of this program, successful students will earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from OSU and a B.S. in Materials Science from the University of Saarland in Germany. It's a fantastic opportunity to study abroad while continuing to work on (and get credit for) your engineering coursework, and a chance to develop your German language skills. Details on costs, timing, coursework, living in Germany, and any other questions you might have will be given at an information session scheduled for this coming week. If you cannot make this information system and want to learn more, contact 
E & J Gallo campus recruiting visit 
Wed., October 2
Register Now! Chose one of two information sessions: 12 to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m.
Submit resumes:  
ALLOWED SCHOOL YEARS: Senior, Masters, Graduating December 2019 - June 2020
ALLOWED MAJORS: All Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, Energy Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering majors
Working with Intel Labs
Fri., October 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center 1001
An interactive workshop for College of Engineering faculty, staff and graduate students. Faculty are encouraged to bring their graduate students with them. Registration required
MIME and Habitat for Humanity
Sat., October 5
Shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12 to 4 p.m.
[NEW ADDRESS] 4840 SW Philomath Blvd, Philomath, Oregon

MIME is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to serve our community. Volunteers help build homes and community in Benton County, Oregon. We provide the labor to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. The benefits that safe affordable shelter can have on families and communities who partner with Habitat for Humanity can be long-lasting and life-changing! Transportation provided if needed. BBQ Lunch will be served on site. Register ...
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.
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.

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 ...
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.
“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
Product Design Lab at Oregon State

Fri., October 4, 10 a.m., Rogers 226
Associate professor John Parmigiani will discuss the Prototype Development Lab, his research lab at Oregon State. The PDL connects with regional businesses to create groundbreaking new products by moving from a market-worthy idea to a fully-functioning physical device with a defined pathway to mass manufacturing.
Robotics at Oregon State University
Fri., October 4, 10 a.m. (immediately following Dr. Parmigiani's presentation listed above), Rogers 226
In this talk, Geoff Hollinger, associate professor of mechanical engineering and robotics, will discuss the Robotics program at Oregon State University, highlight research and education opportunities, and share the status of the ongoing growth of the program.
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.

Structure Prediction and Discovery of Molecular Crystals with Enhanced Electronic Properties
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. in Rogers 226

Noa Marom, assistant professor of materials science at Carnegie Mellon, will discuss how quantum mechanical simulations are combined with genetic algorithm optimization and machine learning to predict the structure of molecular crystals and to discover molecular crystals with enhanced electronic and optical properties for applications in organic electronic and photovoltaic devices.

Materials Science Seminar: Oxygen Reduction Reaction Kinetics in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cathodes
Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Kearney Hall Library (3rd Floor)

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.


COE Career Center office hours
Looking for help with cover letters, resumes, LinkedIn, job searching, interviewing, etc? The COE Career Center is here for YOU. Drop-in “office hours” are weekdays 10 4 p.m., or, email: with your questions. Where? Rm. 124 Johnson Hall (in the right front lobby).

[DEADLINE EXTENDED to Oct. 9] 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

[UPDATED] If you are interested, a direct link to online registration is here:
Questions? Contact either Coby Norton ( or 
Ryan Hekker (

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.

Engineer I for Wafer Industrial Engineering Seagate, Bloomington, MN
Since 1978, Seagate has been creating precision-engineered data storage technologies that deliver superior capacity, speed, safety, and performance. As an Industrial Engineering team member you will lead projects to drive improvements across the site including eliminating where possible production waste, reducing manufacturing cycle time and enable manufacturing efficiency improvements with a high level of analytical and logical problem solving ability.

The Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is now accepting applications for students and educators to participate in the 2020 E/V Nautilus Expedition exploring the Eastern Pacific Ocean along the coast of North America! Founded by Dr. Robert Ballard, OET is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to bringing ocean exploration to the world via live telepresence and providing experiential opportunities for students, young professionals, and educators. Paid internships for community college, undergraduate, or graduate students, and recent graduates are available in ocean science, seafloor mapping, ROV (remotely operated vehicle) engineering, and video engineering through the Science & Engineering Internship Program. Accepted students will have the chance to sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 2-4 weeks learning from experts in the field. Opportunities for classroom educators, informal educators, and artists are available through OET' s Science Communication Fellowship. Accepted Fellows attend a science communication training workshop in April 2020 and sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 1-3 weeks to bring the excitement of ocean exploration to students and public audiences around the world through varied outreach platforms. For program specifics and detailed application packets, visit:

Science Communication Fellowship Application Deadline - January 10, 2020.

Science & Engineering Internship Program Application Deadline - January 24, 2020.

Questions? Contact the OET Education Team via

Faculty and post-doc positions

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Bucknell University seeks outstanding applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position starting in August 2020. We seek candidates who show promise for excellence in both teaching and scholarship, and possess research expertise in robotics, mechatronics, electromechanical systems, or a closely related technical area in mechanical engineering.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) is seeking applicants for two tenure-track positions in 1) Dynamical systems and control, and 2) Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT San Antonio invites applications for TWO tenured/tenure track open rank faculty positions, one in the area of aerospace and one in additive manufacturing. 

The School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. Visit for more information.

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), at the University of Oklahoma, invites applications for four tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in the general areas of: 
•          Advanced Manufacturing (AM) Systems (, with particular interest in custom manufacturing; controlling composition and internal structure of materials for multi-material additive manufacturing; multi-scale modeling and data analytics; and sensor-based manufacturing design. 
•          Propulsion Systems (, with interest in, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft engines; sustainment and modernization; new and advanced propulsion technologies for aircrafts, unmanned aerial systems and/or space exploration initiatives. 
•          Space Systems and Hypersonic Vehicles (, with interest in fundamental/applied research on design of hypersonic vehicles through the use of high performance computing (HPC) software and hardware; spacecraft design, optimization, systems engineering; design of entry, descent, landing systems, space logistics design/mission planning, guidance and control design of spacecraft; Cubesats/small satellites; collision avoidance; orbital insertion, and satellite navigation. 
•          Unmanned Systems and Controls ( with focus on novel unmanned autonomous systems for civil, defense, and commercial applications; guidance, navigation, and control systems of single or multiple unmanned vehicles operating in harsh and remote environments; and maintenance, modernization, qualification and testing of unmanned systems for extreme weather and other disruptive.
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