AWARDS AND HONORS

Michelle Bothwell was honored with an award for Best Paper at the 2018 conference (CoNECD), held April 29 to May 2 in Arlington, Virginia. Her winning paper is titled “Advancing the College of Engineering Strategic Goal of Becoming a National Model of Inclusivity and Collaboration.”

Greg Herman will be recognized at the TechConnect World Conference being held May 13-16 in Anaheim, California. His work with transparent biosensor arrays for contact lens applications has been selected as a top early-stage innovation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Building a Better Battery: Lynza Sprowl, a Ph.D. candidate in chemical engineering, is featured on the most recent episode of the “Engineering Out Loud” podcast produced by the College of Engineering. This season features research experiences and findings by OSU engineering students. Listen here: engineeringoutloud.oregonstate.edu.  

Expo volunteers needed: The College of Engineering is looking for student volunteers for the Undergraduate Research Expo on May 17 and 18. Help is needed before, during, and after the event. Many hands will be required to take down and clean up in the late afternoon and early evening of Friday, May 18. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo T-shirt!  Sign up here: signup.com/go/QLtgcSE.

MATLAB training available: As part of Oregon State’s MATLAB site license, all faculty, staff, and students now have access to hands-on learning through Matlab’s Online Training Courses, free. Matlab's Online Training Courses allows new and existing users to learn to use MATLAB effectively. Courses include interactive MATLAB exercises for fast and relevant learning. Quizzes test your knowledge and provide immediate feedback. These online courses are intended for beginning users as well as those looking for more in-depth training. Access training here: matlabacademy.mathworks.com.

Family Science and Engineering Nights: Volunteers are needed for Family Science and Engineering Nights during the spring term. The next event will take place on Thursday, May 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Cascades Elementary in Lebanon. Contact Skip at skip.rochefort@oregonstate.edu. Future FSEN events will also take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings: May 17 and 31. (There is also an on-campus event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30.) 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Edwards Distinguished Lecture: Edward Kavazanjian, Regents Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Arizona State University, will give the lecture “Geo-Alchemy (Turning Sand into Sandstone) and other Biogeotechnologies” from 4 to 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, in Kearny Hall 112 (reception to follow). 

Action Research Showcase: The 2017-18 Action Research Fellows share preliminary results from their projects at the Spring Showcase of ARFs, hosted by ESTEME@OSU. Each fellow or team of fellows devoted a full academic year to conducting action research: asking questions about their current practice and collecting evidence in their own classroom to inform future practice. Interesting results, good food, free beverages, and great conversation will be provided. The event takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in the MU Journey Room (MU 104). RSVP: oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2bnznt7RiCfCI3X.

Engineering education talk: Michael Loui, professor of engineering education at Purdue University, will present two projects, “Structured Pairing in an Electronics Laboratory” and “A Model of Research Mentoring.” A lightly catered lunch will be provided. The talk will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 25, in Milam 215. RSVP: oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FwkVLlXDVGp0Md. Faculty who wish to arrange a meeting with Professor Loui may contact Milo Koretsky at milo.koretsky@oregonstate.edu

Blood drive: Local high school students are hosting a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at First Methodist Church Community Center, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: Heroes). Or email Taylor Silbernagel at taylor.silbernagel@gmail.com.

SEMINARS

Gerrad Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, will present “Environmental Change Drives Global Soil Element Fluxes,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in Johnson 102.

STUDENT CLUBS

Relay for Life: Join the CBEE Club’s team for the campus Relay for Life event, in support of the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraising effort. Participant registration is $15. This goes toward the team goal of $1,000. Join the CBEE Club Relay Team online, and share your participant page with friends and family to gather donations. Questions: Email Monika Hoke at hokem@oregonstate.edu.

ADVISING NOTES

Appointments available: The advising appointment calendars are up and ready, with scheduling links on the CBEE advising web page. Be sure to schedule a 30-minute appointment to get your PINs, as these will not be given out during walk-in hours.

CBEE seniors planning to graduate in spring, summer 2018: Please apply to graduate through MyOSU>Student Records>Apply to Graduate.

New walk-in hours: Walk-in hours are now available from 3-4 p.m. daily. Please check in at the desk in Johnson 116.

PEER MENTOR HOURS

Peer mentors Lillie Hoffman, Isaac Alanko, and Jane Wong are available to help all CBEE undergrads with resumes, job search, course info. Peer mentor hours through June 8 will be:

  • Mondays: 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon in Gleeson 102A
  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon in Gleeson 102A
  • Wednesdays: 9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Gleeson 102A
  • Thursdays: noon to 2 p.m. in Johnson 124

NOTE: Peer Mentors will not be available during finals week.

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence: Registration is now open for OSU’s 2018 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE). OSU undergraduates in all years of study, academic disciplines, and stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students are encouraged to apply as well. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday May 24, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: http://communications.oregonstate.edu/events/cue.  

College of Engineering Career Drop-In Hours: Have a quick career development question? Come by our drop-in hours in Johnson 124 to get pointed in the right direction. 

  • Student Advisor: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10a.m. to noon; Wednesdays, 10a.m. to 2p.m.
  • Amanda Cordes: Mondays and Fridays, noon to 1p.m.

UPCOMING PROFESSIONALISM WORKSHOPS & CAREER EVENTS

NEW JOB POSTINGS THIS WEEK

For more information about Jobs and Internships or to see the whole list, visit https://www.reddit.com/r/osucbee. Be sure to also visit Handshake to keep up-to-date on the latest job & internship postings & related on-campus events.

[Career] Chemical Engineer - Eastman Chemical - Longview, TX

[Career] Process Engineer - Georgia Pacific - Halsey, OR

[Intern] Biosensor Intern - Qorvo - Bend, OR

[Intern] Quality Intern - FLIR Systems - Wilsonville, OR

[Career] Product Development Engineer - Vention Medical - Minneapolis, MN

[Career] CSV Engineer - PSC Biotech - Irvine, CA

[Intern] Engineering Intern - Linde Gases - Murray Hill, NJ

[Career] Chemical/Environmental Engineer - Global Foundries - East Fishkill, NY

[Career] Furnace Process Engineer - Global Foundries - East Fishkill, NY

[Career] Process Engineer - Anheuser-Busch - Windsor, CO

UPCOMING REU DEADLINES

For more information about the REUs or to see the whole list, visit http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/reus-2018

June 1: Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

June 1: Higher Education Research Experiences for Recent Associate's and Bachelor's at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

VARIES: North Carolina State University Summer Research Experiences/Programs

RESOURCES AND LINKS

‘Using Handshake for Career EXPO Prep’ handout

CBEE Internships and Careers Web page 

Student on-campus jobs: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu

Visit Handshake for OSU Career Development Center Job & Internship postings and Events

OSUCBEE Subreddit for CBEE Job & Internship postings

Set up a career & Internship advising appointment with Lynn Ekstedt, CBEE Corporate Relations

Resume & Cover Letter Drop-Ins Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Career Development Center, A110 Kerr Administration Building

Online Job Search Seminars and Webinars Need a seminar right now? Get 24/7 access to seminars and webinars on job and internship topics and to videos featuring employer and graduate school recruiters. 

Paid Engineering Internships Listing @ www.internships.com

For Undergraduates: Paid Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Positions. Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

Tips on applying and associated resources: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

Opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: http://intern.nasa.gov

GovInternships Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/GovCareerPaths Provides current information about opportunities at the Department of Energy, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Savannah River National Laboratory.

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