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WEEKLY NEWS — DEC. 2, 2019


AIAA Announces Winners of Prestigious Zarem Graduate Student Awards in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Cole Anderson, who graduated in June with master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University, won the aeronautics award for his paper, “A Test Rig for Wing Flutter Suppression via Distributed Propulsion".

Anderson’s research investigated how to use electric motors, instead of gas engines/turbines, along with cleverly designed wing structures, to increase aircraft efficiency and optimize cruise conditions. More ...

AIAA Announces Winners of Prestigious Zarem Graduate Student Awards in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Paul Armatis, a mechanical engineering graduate student, was the lead author of a paper, “Potential of Chemical-Absorption Heat Pump for Thermoamplification in Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems", which won the 2019 Best Paper Award from the American Nuclear Society Operations and Power Division.

The paper was presented at the ANS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in June, and awarded last week at the ANS Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The paper focuses on investigating ways to upgrade the heat from baseload nuclear reactors to make industrial products during times when electricity demand is met by wind and solar. The paper was a collaboration between Oregon State, University of Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory. 


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.

Machine Vision Webinar

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Improve your manufacturing operations through application of machine vision.

Do you have a significant amount of visual inspection, measurement, or tracking and tracing requirements in your operation? If so, you could benefit from machine vision technology to improve your process effectiveness and efficiency.

Join Catalyst Connection, CMTC, FuzeHub, and Impact Washington for a webinar – Machine Vision 101: an Introduction to Industrial Machine Vision.  The webinar will be presented by Raminder Sandhu, Advanced Automation Practice Lead, for CMTC in California.
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"Productive Interactions in a Complex Engineering Project: Influence of Team Members, Engineering Practice, and Emergence of Roles," by Krista Chindanon, candidate for Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m., Valley Library 6420
Engineering capstone projects are intended as a bridge from school to professional practice in
which students work in teams to use learned knowledge and skills to complete real-world
engineering projects. However, while the majority of time in many undergraduate programs is
devoted to development of technical knowledge and skills, there are other important aspects for
being an effective team member. This dissertation seeks to characterize more completely the
aspects of professional work that manifest in three student teams and one expert team during
completion of a complex engineering project. More ...

CNC Seminar – FADAL VMC Operation

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Rogers 118
or Friday, Dec. 6, 4 to 5 p.m. in Rogers 118
This seminar will cover the operation of the Fadal Vertical Milling Machines.  Students wanting to qualify to use the Fadal CNC machines should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 12 students. Sign-up by emailing Students will need to have passed the CNC Readiness quiz prior to signing up.

CNC Seminar – CNC Router Operation

Thursday, Dec. 5, 1 to 3 p.m., Graf 110
This seminar will cover the operation of the CNC Router in the Graf dirty workroom. Students wanting to qualify to use the router should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 12 students. Sign-up by emailing Students will need to have passed the CNC Readiness quiz prior to signing up.

3D Printing Seminar – FDM/SLA/Polyjet Operation

Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Rogers 106
This seminar will cover the operation of the Shops 3D Printers including the Dimension SST FDM Printer, FormLabs Form 2 SLA Printer and the Objet Polyjet printer. Students wanting to qualify to use these should attend this training seminar. The seminar is limited to 12 students. Sign-up by emailing

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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:

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.

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. 

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania has open tenure track faculty positions.  The full ad is attached and available at

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