Friday, September 19, 2014

IEP Bulletin 9/19: Freshman IEP Orientation, Internships at Volkswagen & Sensata

IEPers, IBPers, ICSPers: See below for scholarship information, upcoming events. J-Term travel course info, and job/internship opportunities. 

Quick Links:

IEP Blog

FRESHMEN: Join the Freshman IEP Facebook group!
SOPHOMORES: Join the Sophomore IEP Facebook group!

3rd, 4th, 5th Years:
Join the Spanish IEP Going Abroad, German IEP Going Abroad, or French IEP Going Abroad Facebook group!
Scholarships:

See the IEP Scholarships & Fellowships page for a list of national and international funding opportunities. Also check the Honors Program Scholarship Opportunities page for scholarship lists and scholarship info session dates.
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Info Sessions
  • If you are a recipient of the Pell Grant, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 towards a study abroad program. The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the scholarship.
  • 9/23 1-2pm
  • 9/25 4-5pm, Memorial Union Atrium 2
Whitaker International Program
  • Provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad
  • Full details: www.whitaker.org
  • Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 20, 2015
  • Summer Program deadline:  February 3, 2015
Upcoming Events:

  • 12pm (pizza lunch will be provided)
  • IEP House Living Room (67 Upper College Rd., across from Swan Hall)
  • Bring your resume!
  • Find out about job and internship opportunities at Sensata Technologies in Attleboro, Massachusetts and worldwide! 
  • Especially relevant for electrical and mechanical engineers and internship candidates. http://sensata.com/

  • RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483072935285034/
Tues. 9/23 Freshman IEP Orientation
  • 6-7pm, IEP House Living Room (67 Upper College Rd., across from Swan Hall)
  • MANDATORY FOR ALL FRESHMAN IEPers!
  • RSVP by Monday via Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tf-O4WNBdYyAA9rJ-o0lwmiJZ2QFvePTavXwcQHvm3U/viewform?usp=send_form
  • Orientation for freshmen and new students entering the International Engineering Program, International Business Program, and International Computer Science Program
  • Meet fellow students and IEP staff, declare your language major, and learn more about your next five years in the program. 
  • If you can't make this event or have questions, contact Heather Price (hprice@uri.edu)
  • 9:30am, Memorial Union
  • This IEEE CIS workshop will feature numerous world-renowned pioneers discussing the new frontiers of CI research and development, covering all the key aspects from the foundations including principles and real-world applications.
  • Free to attend, but registration required 
  • More info: http://egr.uri.edu/cisworkshop/
J Term Travel Courses:
URI faculty-led travel programs for IEP students during January break

CHILE: Spanish IEP Sustainability Project and Study Tour
  • January 2 - 17, 2015
  • Earn 1-4 URI Credits: CVE 323 & SPA 310
  • Work as part of an international team on an engineering service-learning project in the engineering laboratories of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV)
  • Under the guidance of engineering faculty from both URI and PUCV, students will study anaerobic energy systems, create portable anaerobic models, and share them with people in rural communities
  • Outside the lab, enjoy the summer weather in Valparaiso, visit important sites of cultural and technological interest and enjoy local recreational activities.
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
  • More info: http://www.uri.edu/international/chilejterm
FRANCE
  • January 4 - 18, 2015
  • 1-4 URI credits: LET 151 & FRN 318
  • Cultural tours and excursions in France including: a day trip to Paris, where students will have the opportunity to visit Musee des Arts et Metiers, Chateau de Compiegne, Pierrefonds, other famous monuments
  • Site visits to Schneider Electric, Total’s corporate headquarters in La Defense, one of Total’s refineries, a Technip facility in Le Trait, corporate headquarters of Vinci Construction
  • Explore the Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, meet students, see classrooms, discover laboratories
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
  • More info: http://www.uri.edu/international/francejterm
GERMANY Today: Science, Technology and Culture
  • January 2 - 18, 2015
  • Earn 1 or 3 URI credits for GER 497
  • For students in the International Engineering and International Business Programs
  • Short-term immersion experience in Germany:
  • Company visits to VW, Lufthansa Technology, Deutsche Bahn, Bayer
  • Visit research institutes at URI's partner university, the Technische Universitat Braunschwig
  • City tours of Hamburg, Braunschweig, Berlin, Cologne, and more!
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
  • More info: http://www.uri.edu/international/germany

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spring Internship Positions with Volkswagen Chattanooga


Volkswagen Chattanooga is now accepting applications 
for spring 2015 internship positions!

All spring 2015 internship positions are posted on the website: www.vwjobschattanooga.com. Apply online!
  
Internship positions are from January 12, 2015 – May 15, 2015.   


Volkswagen Group of America
Chattanooga Operations, LLC
8001 Volkswagen Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416


 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Recruitment Mechanical Drafter - Entry Level


Entry level Mechanical CAD Drafter

SES America, Inc (SESA) is offering an immediate opportunity for a direct Mechanical CAD drafter Design Engineer to perform structural and mechanical design engineering tasks at our Warwick, RI facility. The work consists in drafting aluminum/sheet metal housings, enclosures and cabinets to host electronic components in harsh highway and road environments. Weatherproof cabinet concepts are mainly based on aluminum extrusions assembled and welded together and equipped with access doors and other mounting devices.

The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of professional experience; newly graduated candidate will be considered if knowledge and skills can be demonstrated; The candidate must possess excellent CADD skills, (Solidworks) mechanical design and engineering degree. Experience of direct sheet metal including structural design experience is preferred. Familiarity with NEMA mechanical standards or equivalent is appreciated.

·       Responsibilities for the Mechanical Design Engineer:
  • Design and draw existing and new housings/enclosures based on existing Company  concepts in 3-D or 2-D. Design solutions within a team based environment taking into account mechanical and electrical constraints, client’s specifications and national standards.
  • Plan mechanical drawings by reviewing sketches, descriptions, specifications, and supporting documents; conferring with engineers and product designers.
  • Participate in product conceptual design for new products including following up prototype adjustment and new product launching.
  • Generate drawings with accurate, detailed internal and customer layout in SolidWorks by analizing, resolving and incorporating changes.
  • Accept accountability for design from project concept through installation including full lifecycle development, testing and end-of-life.
  • Work closely with teams from internal Customer Support engineers, Manufacturing Technicians and subcontractors for assembly and installation processes and requirements.


·       Requirements for the Mechanical Design Engineer:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • Experience using SolidWorks
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and welding process and requirements
  • Highly Organized
  • Candidate must be very dynamic, enthusiastic and must possess the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders including international partners to develop product designs, and assembly/manufacturing procedures.

·       Working environment:
SESA is a small company established since 1986 in a growing market. The company is dedicated to extend its design and manufacturing capabilities in New England.
Working environment is friendly and team oriented to guarantee the success of the new challenges.

Benefits:
A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a great benefits package that includes health, life, dental, disability, 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan and vacation / paid Holidays.

Friday, September 12, 2014

IEP Bulletin 9/12: Welcome Back!

IEPers, IBPers, ICSPers:
Welcome back to campus! See below for scholarship information, upcoming events, J-Term travel course info, and job opportunities. 

Quick Links:

IEP Blog

FRESHMEN: Join the Freshman IEP Facebook group!
SOPHOMORES: Join the Sophomore IEP Facebook group!

3rd, 4th, 5th Years:
Join the Spanish IEP Going Abroad, German IEP Going Abroad, or French IEP Going Abroad Facebook group!
Scholarships:

See the IEP Scholarships & Fellowships page for a list of national and international funding opportunities. Also check the Honors Program Scholarship Opportunities page for scholarship lists and scholarship info session dates.
Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Info Sessions
  • If you are a recipient of the Pell Grant, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 towards a study abroad program. The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the scholarship.
  • 9/23 1-2pm
  • 9/25 4-5pm, Memorial Union Atrium 2
Whitaker International Program
  • Provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad
  • Full details: www.whitaker.org
  • Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 20, 2015
  • Summer Program deadline:  February 3, 2015
Upcoming Events:
  • 12-1pm (pizza lunch will be provided)
  • IEP House Living Room (67 Upper College Rd., across from Swan Hall)
  • Open to all students interested in internships or careers with the NSA, especially those studying ChineseArabic, and Russian.Majors of particular interest to the NSA are: political science, international relations, geography, anthropology, and computer science, telecommunications, math, electrical engineering.
  • 12pm (pizza lunch will be provided)
  • IEP House Living Room (67 Upper College Rd., across from Swan Hall)
  • Bring your resume!
  • Find out about job and internship opportunities at Sensata Technologies in Attleboro, Massachusetts and worldwide! 
  • The company's primary need is for electrical and mechanical engineers and internship candidates. There may be other subject specialties where the person has a skill set that is adaptable to what Sensata needs as well.
  • Sensata has the broadest portfolio of sensors and controls in the business. Products are used everywhere: Households, Military, Automotive, Medical, Telecom and Datacom Sectors, etc. http://sensata.com/

  • RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1483072935285034/
Tues. 9/23 Freshman IEP Orientation
  • 6-7pm, IEP House Living Room (67 Upper College Rd., across from Swan Hall)
  • MANDATORY FOR ALL FRESHMAN IEPers!
  • Orientation for freshmen and new students entering the International Engineering Program, International Business Program, and International Computer Science Program
  • Meet fellow students and IEP staff, declare your language major, and learn more about your next five years in the program. We will meet as a whole group, then break up into smaller groups by language so you can meet your IEP director and hear specifics for your language program. This group meeting will qualify as your fall IEP advising session.
  • Join the Freshman IEP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/IEPClassOf2019/ and then RSVP for Freshman IEP Orientation on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529611107270072/
  • 9:30am, Memorial Union
  • This IEEE CIS workshop will feature numerous world-renowned pioneers discussing the new frontiers of CI research and development, covering all the key aspects from the foundations including principles and real-world applications.
  • Free to attend, but registration required 
  • More info: http://egr.uri.edu/cisworkshop/
J Term Travel Courses:
URI faculty-led travel programs for IEP students during January break

CHILE: Spanish IEP Sustainability Project and Study Tour
  • January 2 - 17, 2015
  • Earn 1-4 URI Credits: CVE 323 & SPA 310
  • Work as part of an international team on an engineering service-learning project in the engineering laboratories of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (PUCV)
  • Under the guidance of engineering faculty from both URI and PUCV, students will study anaerobic energy systems, create portable anaerobic models, and share them with people in rural communities
  • Outside the lab, enjoy the summer weather in Valparaiso, visit important sites of cultural and technological interest and enjoy local recreational activities.
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
  • More info: http://www.uri.edu/international/chilejterm
FRANCE
  • January 4 - 18, 2015
  • 1-4 URI credits: LET 151 & FRN 318
  • Cultural tours and excursions in France including: a day trip to Paris, where students will have the opportunity to visit Musee des Arts et Metiers, Chateau de Compiegne, Pierrefonds, other famous monuments
  • Site visits to Schneider Electric, Total’s corporate headquarters in La Defense, one of Total’s refineries, a Technip facility in Le Trait, corporate headquarters of Vinci Construction
  • Explore the Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, meet students, see classrooms, discover laboratories
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
  • More info: http://www.uri.edu/international/francejterm
GERMANY Today: Science, Technology and Culture
  • January 2 - 18, 2015
  • Earn 1 or 3 URI credits for GER 497
  • For students in the International Engineering and International Business Programs
  • Short-term immersion experience in Germany:
  • Company visits to VW, Lufthansa Technology, Deutsche Bahn, Bayer
  • Visit research institutes at URI's partner university, the Technische Universitat Braunschwig
  • City tours of Hamburg, Braunschweig, Berlin, Cologne, and more!
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
  • More info: http://www.uri.edu/international/germany
Job Openings:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2015-2016 Whitaker International Program: funding for BME graduating seniors & grad students





Whitaker International Program, Institute of International Education


The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015-2016 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at www.whitaker.org

The application deadlines are as follows:
  • Fellows and Scholars Program deadline:  January 20, 2015
  • Summer Program deadline:  February 3, 2015
Program Overview

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer at least 50 Fellow and Scholar grants annually; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. In the last competition cycle, more than 60 grants were awarded (including Fellows/Scholars and Summer awards), and we encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.

Awards have included research in heart blood flow,  pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other venues.

The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:
  • Fellows - Graduate-level applicants, from graduating seniors through current PhD students. Fellows receive a stipend for one year, and are eligible for tuition reimbursement.
  • Scholars - Post-doctoral applicants, who recently received their PhD.  Scholar awards can be for as little as one academic semester or as long as two years of funding, depending on their needs. Second year funding is contingent upon demonstration of progress made during the first year.
The Whitaker International Program has an additional grant available:
  • Summer Grants - For currently enrolled Master’s or PhD students, or recent Master’s recipients.  Summer awards are for 8 weeks including a fixed fellowship award and a monthly stipend, along with additional benefits.  Up to 20 awards will be available for Summer 2015.
Website & Online Application
http://www.whitaker.org/
http://whitaker.usapplications.org/
http://summerapplication.whitaker.org/

The online application is now open. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.

Publicity Materials
Please feel free to circulate this email to your colleagues or to students who you think would benefit from these programs.  Program brochures are available upon request.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the Whitaker International Program at whitaker@iie.org.

Sincerely,

Sabeen
Sabeen Altaf
Senior Program Officer, Science and Technology Programs
US Student Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Phone +1.212.984.5442 | Fax +1.212.984.5325
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Job Opening: Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer/Scientist – Rotational Program


Koch Industries 

Full-time position opening:
Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer/Scientist – Rotational Program

The goal of the program is for participants to develop an understanding of varied environmental, health and safety regulatory requirements while demonstrating the ability to grow as environmental, health & safety professionals and future leaders. 

All program participants will start their training in Wichita, KS but will be required to move several times within a 2-3 year period to different operating facilities. Following completion of the program, students may fill an environmental, health & safety or operations role at one of our facilities.

This role is currently posted through URI career services and we are accepting applications through September 14th at the following link: https://kochcareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=028408&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.VAiH38kFnXA.mailto


Jennifer Porter
Koch Industries Inc. | College Relations Program Manager - Engineering | 316.828.8320 p