The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to OSU community members who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $300 and are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Friday, May 3, with notification in Week 7. Visit for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements and application links. Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at

PCOSW seeks nominations for the University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty or academic/research faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers. The deadline for nominations is May 1. To access the nomination guidelines and application link, visit

CORE Training for the new USSI Dashboards will be held via Webex on Thursday, March 28, 10-11 a.m. The Undergraduate Student Success Initiative (USSI) steering committee spearheaded the creation of a dashboard available to all faculty and staff to guide and inform the university wide efforts related to Undergraduate Student Success. SSI0100 provides a high-level overview of the university performance across six metrics. Participants will learn how to use and interact with the new USSI Metrics Dashboard. Register:

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!






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1:30 TO 3 P.M.



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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:

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


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

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!