Wednesday, December 10, 2014

USACE Structural Engineer Job Opportunity

Job announcement forwarded from German IEP alum Coral Siligato ( Apply online at the site but you can contact Coral with questions.

Looking for a job in the Boston area? Once with USACE, there are always opportunities to go overseas.

We are recruiting for another GS-12 structural engineer.  This is the same position that we recruited for last month; that one was open to only federal employees. This announcement is open to all US citizens.

A link to the job announcement is as follows:

The vacancy announcement opens on Thursday and closes Christmas Eve.

I am trying to disseminate this to as wide an audience as possible.  Please forward to anyone or group that you think may be interested.

Gary R. Lacroix, P.E., PMP
Chief, Design Branch
ext 487
Blackberry: 978-505-9252

Friday, December 5, 2014

Monday 12/8/14: German Movie Night

Summer NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates

NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates site program. 
Students working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines (including Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology) and health science disciplines are encouraged to apply. 
Duration: 8 weeks during June, July, and August 2015

Stipend: $2000 stipend plus all travel and lodging expenses in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Research: Conduct community-based research at the interface between water, societal, and human health disciplines.

Learn: Visit to learn more and view application instructions.

Application deadlineDecember 22nd, 2014.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Monday 11/24: German Movie Night: Kebab Connection

Day-O-Lite Manufacturing: Design Engineer (Warwick, RI) & internship opportunities also available

See job description and application information below for Design Engineering Position in Warwick, RI. We would also be very interested in current students working with us who are looking for an internship or Co-op. They would gain hands one experience learning Auto-CAD, mechanical engineering, product development, and process improvement. Our engineers are also enamored by the fact that since our factory and office is located at the same facility, they can actually see their work materialize into a final product.

Day-O-Lite Manufacturing, originally founded in 1940, designs and manufactures linear fluorescent and LED luminaires for the interior architectural specification market. Day-O-Lite lighting systems are designed, fabricated and assembled at our manufacturing facility in Warwick, Rhode Island.

We seek to fill the position of Design Engineer. Their role is to design and develop products from concept through production. Focus will be on new product development, but may include modifications to standard and custom product.

The ideal candidate is bright, creative and motivated to excel. The individual must possess a sense of urgency, strong communication skills, a mindset for continuous improvement, and be results oriented. Day-O-Lite offers a friendly work environment, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career growth and development.


• 4 year degree or equivalent training - preferably mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering.

• At least 2 years of professional experience in a mechanical product design capacity and manufacturing environment

• Proficiency in: Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor (Solidworks or ProE acceptable) and MS Office

• Knowledge of sheet metal fabrication, related machinery and tooling, extrusions, and castings

• Preferred - knowledge of lighting and lighting components including electrical systems, lighting controls, and LED lighting

Day-O-Lite is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. Candidates must undergo drug testing and background checks before employment.

Resumes may be sent to:

Cheryl Weisman
Vice President
Day-O-Lite Manufacturing
126 Chestnut Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Fax: (401)-941-2960

Friday, November 14, 2014

John Hazen White Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service Request for Proposals

The URI Center for Ethics and Public Service seeks funding proposals from faculty, students and staff for projects that will have a start date in 2015 and will pursue a new idea to involve members of the university community in either ethics or public service. We expect to make about seven awards of up to $3,000, but will consider exceptional proposals that require more funding. We encourage small requests for modest experimental projects. Our goal is to provoke fresh thinking and new approaches that will help to make ethics and public service vital at URI. In the recent past, for example, we have supported faculty who endeavored to take students to developing countries and involving them in public service projects.

The deadline for preliminary proposals is December 1, 2014. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of Faculty Fellows of the Center. Proposals should be two pages in length, with a third page indicating a rough budget and time line for the project. Proposals should be submitted by email to Professor Emeritus Alfred Killilea at, or  Questions about this funding initiative may be directed to the same email addresses.

Job Description for Staff Associate - New World Management

Analyze the needs of companies’ German/Swiss corporate Clientele, and potential clients, and match them to the services provided by the company, or refer them to outside sources to meet their needs.  Act as intermediary between us and our clients & potential clients and vendors in the United States.  Often act as first point of contact between German/Swiss clients and other businesses within the United States. Keep track of clients’ resources and needs to ensure they are being met, including needs for accounting, invoicing, inventory management, collections, shipping and customs.  May need to attend trade shows (including overseas trade shows) and travel to overseas clients.  Must have US Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a similarly related field.  Must be fluent in both written and oral German and English and must have some basic familiarity with German/Swiss business.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. 


Judi Miller

New World Management, Inc.
2125 Center Avenue, Suite 507
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024, USA