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March 21, 2019

April 2 visiting speaker Dr. Karen Kelsky, “The Professor Is In”

Filed under: Announcements @ 2:10 pm

This year as part of Grad Appreciation Week, the Graduate School is hosting visiting speaker Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder and president of The Professor Is In. Dr. Kelsky will facilitate two workshops, one for faculty and one for students. Please share this announcement and encourage your faculty and graduate students to attend. We hope to see many of you there!






See event details and register here.



1:30 TO 3 P.M.



See event details and register here.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry @ PLU

Filed under: Announcements @ 11:09 am

The Chemistry Department at Pacific Lutheran University will be hiring a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. This faculty member would primarily teach General Chemistry lecture and lab, and would receive benefits as a full-time employee.


We will begin considering applications on Monday, April 15th. For more information, please see the link below:

March 15, 2019

Food Science & Tech “Taste of Research”

Filed under: Announcements @ 10:40 am

Do you eat? Do food and beverages interest you? Do you want to know more about food science research? If so, the Department of Food Science and Technology has an event for you!


FST graduate students are organizing an event to showcase the cutting edge research being conducted in the Department. Save the date forMay 30th, 2019 from 3:30PM to 8:00PM in the Memorial Union Ballroom on OSU campus for “ A Taste of Research 2019: The Sensible Science.” For entertainment and edification there will be presentations, posters, trivia, and more! Food and drinks will be provided and there will be examples of products from the OSU Dairy, Winery, and Brewery!


So please, we invite you to pull a chair up to our table and join us for an evening of sensible science.

For further details, please visit our website at and feel free to contact us

March 13, 2019

Voxtel ATAMI Leadership Opening, Corvallis

Filed under: Announcements @ 2:44 pm


Paul Harmon

Vice President of Nanotechnology R&D

Voxtel, Inc (ATAMI Building, HP Campus)

1110 Northeast Circle Boulevard,

Corvallis, OR 97330

  1. 541-713-1324
  2. 541-760-1133


Scientist Intern

Job Description

March 1, 2019

Voxtel is seeking a Scientist Intern to assist our Senior Scientists in research developing new nanotechnology applications. The work involves basic research in new applications of physics, inorganic, and organic chemistry as well as straightforward physical and mental tasks in support of that research. Prefer grad students in Physics, Engineering, or Chemistry.

Voxtel Values

  • Superior performance and superior quality products
  • Excellent customer service
  • Comprehensive solutions with vertical integration of system engineering, integrated circuit, device engineering, and detector fabrication
  • Exceptional employees
  • Flexible, fabless foundry model to reduce overhead
  • Aggressive entrepreneurship, disciplined risk taking, enables by clear strategies
  • Brilliant innovation, driven by long-term vision
  • Speed and decisiveness, built on precision thinking, planning and communication
  • Accountability for our results
  • Organizational environment consistent with teamwork, transparency, integrity and respect.


JOB TITLE:                   Scientist Intern

DEPARTMENT:            VoxtelNano

REPORTS TO:              Senior Scientist and Technology Lead, Dr. Nguyen

STATUS:                      Hourly, Full-Time, Temporary

WORKS WITH:            All scientists and departments as necessary.

COMMUNICATIONS: Writes research experimental results, ordering data and graphics per instruction from scientists and management. Exhibits mature behavior in dealing with ambiguous situations.


Assist the VoxtelNano scientists with the creation and execution of experiments in support of the commercialization of technology in our portfolio (nanotaggants, 3D printed gradient refractive index optical structures, DNA nanoparticle nano to macro assembly, thermo-electric devices, and photonic detectors). The key objective of each scientist is developing new technology within designated research programs that advances Voxtel’s technical and scientific depth and breadth.

  • Internship Time Frame: June 12th 2018 through Sep 30 2018
  • Ngoc Nguyen and Brad Hermens (Voxtel Writing Systems Engineer) will mentor intern
  • Create written reports, relating the experimental hypotheses to the experimental method employed and data gathered.
  • Demonstrate high integrity in gathering and disseminating information to the team.
  • Act as an informed team member, providing analysis and project direction input.
  • Follow established guidelines, including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Work smoothly and respectfully with other team members.

In order to help Voxtel succeed with DARPA Atoms2Products (A2P) Research, and 3D optics printing research, Intern will work with Voxtel, Inc in the Corvallis ATAMI facility lab.

  • Technical work may include
    1. Electro-Mechanical engineering
      1. 3D polymer printing experience
      2. Basic python programming skills
  • Fluid mechanics
  1. Mechanics of materials
  2. Heat transfer
  3. Chemistry
  1. Ability to express ideas clearly in presentation and in written reports
  2. Ability to work well in teams
  • Activities required;
    1. Intern will work with Dr. Charles Dupuy, Sam Grimm, and Brad Hermens to develop printing processes for nanoparticle loaded polymer nanocomposites
    2. Intern will post process optical and magneto-dielectric printed samples (laser cutting, polishing, packaging, labeling).
    3. Other tasks as assigned by the group manager, Paul Harmon

MATS 599 and 659

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Deadline for application

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Research Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF):  Proposals are due by Friday, March 15, 5 p.m. Firm deadline. Questions:  Contact Research Office Incentive Programs at:

March 8, 2019

Registration for 2019 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) now open!

Filed under: Announcements @ 3:39 pm

Registration for OSU’s 2019 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event is now open! CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity.


OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well. Please encourage students that you mentor/advise to present!


The event will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom.


Details and the registration link are available at


The deadline for registering for CUE is Friday, April 19th at 5:00 PM.


We appreciate your help forwarding this email to others and distributing the attached flyer as you see fit. Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate undergraduate excellence at OSU!

Breaking Barriers Celebration: Call for Award Nominations

Filed under: Announcements @ 12:03 pm

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) and the Office of Institutional Diversity are pleased to presentBreaking Barriers: A Celebration of the Accomplishments and Impact of OSU Women. This event, in its second year, will recognize and award the influential contributions women at Oregon State University have made to our community.


We welcome nominations for five awards to be presented at the event: Breaking Barriers in Education, Breaking Barriers in Research, Breaking Barriers in Athletics, the PCOSW Community Builder and the Harriet “Hattie” Redmond awards. Nominators may submit multiple nominations. Award winners will be announced at the celebration on April 22, 2019.


To nominate someone, please click the link here:

Please be prepared to include the following information in the nomination form:

  • Your name and email address
  • Name of the nominee (individual or group)
  • Nominee’s email address
  • Nominee’s role/department (e.g. Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies)
  • Nominee’s affiliation to OSU
  • A detailed description on how the nominee meets the criteria/description of the award
  • Please keep description to 500 words


Nominations are open until 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Below are the descriptions of the five awards; if you have any questions, please email Brandi Douglas (


Breaking Barriers in Education Award

This award recognizes a woman (woman-identified) faculty member whose high impact in teaching and mentoring has paved the way for women in higher education to thrive and prosper.


Breaking Barriers in Research Award

This award honors a woman (woman-identified) faculty member whose innovative research challenges and expands knowledge and/or improves the lives of women.


Breaking Barriers in Athletics Award

This award recognizes a woman (woman-identified) member of the OSU athletic community whose contributions actively create and encourage gender equity in sports.


PCOSW Community Builder Award

This award honors a woman (woman-identified) OSU community member or group whose work contributes significantly to the campus environment through advocacy of gender equity.


Harriet “Hattie” Redmond Award

This award celebrates a woman of color (woman-identified) within the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity.


Office of Institutional Diversity (OID)

Oregon State University 

510 Kerr Admin | Corvallis, OR


March 6, 2019

Instructional Technology Speed Dating

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:51 am

…is exactly what it sounds like – a matchmaking event that encourages faculty to “date” a range of OSU’s tools and services, gaining quick exposure to several resources. Friday March 8, 3:30-5 pm in LINC 303; sponsored by OSU Academic Technology. Free; refreshments included. RSVP for some good, clean casual fun: For more information, contact

March 5, 2019

NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards

Filed under: Announcements @ 10:22 am

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchersat participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from$45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Limited graduate levelawards are also available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.


Four annual review cycles:


  • May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • August: Opens June 1; Closes May 1
  • November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
  • February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1



Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.


Thank you for your assistance. For more information:

Phone: 202-334-2760



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