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WEEKLY NEWS — DEC. 9, 2019


Robots: Will they walk among us? [Engineering Out Loud podcast] 

For robots to be more useful around people, they’ll need to go where we go. But how? Associate Professor Jonathan Hurst thinks the answer is simple. Walking. But actually making a walking robot is no simple feat. Listen ...


Defense: "Risk- and Reliability-Based Design Optimization of Offshore Renewable Energy Systems" 

By Caitlyn E. Clark, Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
Monday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. in Rogers 226

Defense: "Modular Memory Unit Controllers for a Hybrid Power Plant"

By Yathartha Tuladhar, Candidate for Master of Science in Robotics
Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. in Rogers 226

Defense: "Assessing Diffusion Transport Modeling in Premixed Flames"

By A.J. Fillo, Candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
Monday, Dec. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in Rogers 332

Clean Energy Bridge to Research REU/RET Program

Application deadline: Feb. 14, 2020.  
Clean Energy Bridge to Research is a summer research program run by the Clean Energy Institute and Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Washington. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. CEBR supports a select group of undergraduates, community or tribal college students, and teachers to participate in authentic research in solar, energy storage, and grid technologies under the mentorship of UW’s world-class faculty and grad students. CEBR builds on the success of the now-completed Hooked On Photonics REU program. More ...

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:

OSG 2020 Winter Fellowship

Full fellowship funding for graduate students interested in coastal resource management and policy. The nine fellowship positions start in August 2020 and are available with the California State Coastal Conservancy, the coastal programs in Delaware, Guam, Maryland, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands, and three of our Digital Coast partners, including the Association of State Floodplain Managers (in partnership with the Coastal States Organization), the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, and The Nature Conservancy. More ...

Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program

Application deadlines: Feb. 1, May 1, Aug. 1, Nov. 1. 
The Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program offers nationally competitive fellowship awards to postdoctoral and senior scientists to perform collaborative research at U.S. Air Force research facilities across the country. Since 1966, the Air Force S&T Enterprise has hosted over 1,000 fellows under the NRC Research Associateship Programs and many of these researchers have gone on to successful careers in government laboratories. The Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program continues this tradition of providing high quality research opportunities with Air Force scientists and engineers at Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. More ...

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 ...

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.

Manufacturing Process Engineer I at  Waveform Technologies, Inc. (Agamatrix), Wilsonville, OR
Manufacturing Process Engineers are responsible for day to day sensor manufacturing operations and continuous process development & improvement of their work cells. The Manufacturing Process Engineer (I) position is an entry level, rotating position and is expected to be assigned to different work cells after 6 months of cell assignment.


#3353754 Intern - Process Engineering at Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY
Summer internship in Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering (MTE) organization supporting project work in the Process Engineering group Reducing defects by eliminating root causes. This position supports engineering & development project teams in a ceramic manufacturing environment.

Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) is accepting applications for students and educators to participate in the 2020 E/V Nautilus Expedition exploring the deep-sea of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. 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. Students studying sciences, engineering, computer science, GIS, multimedia/video production, or any related field are eligible to apply. All interns spend their time at sea standing watches and working hands-on on deep-sea exploration among a wide array of scientists, engineers, students, and educators. Interns will sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 2-4 weeks learning from experts in their field and helping share the story with audiences around the world.

Classroom educators, informal educators, and storytellers can participate in exploration through OET's Science Communication Fellowship. Fellows attend a science communication training workshop and season launch in April 2020 and sail aboard E/V Nautilus for 1-3 weeks as mission communicators to bring the excitement of ocean exploration to students and public audiences around the world through varied outreach platforms. Fellows also work together as a cohort to communicate their experiences with their home communities through innovative methods.

The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, has several openings in their Mechanical Engineering (ME) Program. More ...
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