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September 27, 2006

September 29 - UMBC - Mechanical Engineering Seminar - Xu

Faculty, Students, and interested parties,

Attached is the abstract for the Friday, Sept. 29th, UMBC - Department of Mechanical Engineering seminar.


Calcium Phosphate Nano-Materials for Hard Tissue Repair

Hockin Xu

ADAF Paffenbarger Research Center,
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
Gaithersburg, MD

Friday - Sept. 29th
ITE Building Room 229 at 2:30pm

Please post and distribute this abstract. We look forward to your
participation in the Mechanical Engineering seminar series.

All the best,
Dr. Ronghui Ma

This Week's Seminar Abstract

Posted by champ at 4:12 PM | Comments (0)

September 22, 2006

Master's student internship/co-op

Dear Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate and Graduate Students,

This is the second email sent by Ms. Miryn Alcantara of the Shriver center regarding
employment and internship opportunities at GE. These are wonderful opportunities
for both undergraduate and graduate students. Please review and apply if interested.

Thank you Miryn.



*Must be a U.S. Citizen. Also The Shriver Center will not send out resumes, apply on-line

* Summary:
Be a part of GE, one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies, while living within the sight of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between General Electric Co. and FANUC LTD. of Japan, is a global enterprise dedicated to helping companies around the world manage the process of change through factory automation. Our employee empowerment, first class design capabilities and award winning manufacturing facility are the keys to our success.

*Position Description:*
GE Fanuc offers a wide range of challenging projects for co-ops and interns. You will be part of a small motivated team of developers whose members range from Junior to Senior Staff Engineers. GE Fanuc Co-op assignments offer you the opportunity to cultivate the skills you learn at school, while working in a professional engineering environment. You will be trained 'on the job' and assume the responsibility of completing assignments in a timely and accurate manner. If you are a student who is energetic, takes initiative and can excel in a team environment, GE Fanuc is the company for you.

For info on GE Fanuc Automation and Charlottesville VA, visit

*Basic Qualifications:*
Must have interest in one or more of the following areas: - Software/Firmware Positions - Majors: Computer Eng, Comp Sci, Electrical Eng. Using Ladder Logic & C to program PLCs, Developing & troubleshooting automated testware, Software functional verification, Object oriented &/or functional design, Embedded software development using VxWorks & CE .NET. Ethernet LAN communication software development using TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, Java, & XML. -Hardware Positions - Majors: Electrical Eng, Computer Eng. Digital/Analog Hardware Design, Testing and troubleshooting Analog/Digital Circuits, FPGA, Programmable Logic Design, VHDL, Synthesis & Simulation, Electromagnetic/Environmental testing, Using oscilloscopes & other test equipment, Hardware manufacturing processes -Mechanical Positions - Majors: Mechanical Eng. Strength of materials, Statics and Dynamics, Shock Vibration Testing, Thermodynamics, Heat Mass Transfer, CAD Design and Drafting, Mechanical Design

In order for GE to satisfy certain requirements under US Department of Labor regulations, you must apply for this position at in addition to applying for this position through your college career center, if you wish to be considered for an interview.

When applying at please select the position title from the drop down.

*Desired Characteristics:*
- Pursuing master's degree in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science
- Demonstrated experience with real time operating systems
- Previous experience with programmable logic controllers (PLC's), CNC machine controls, and/or embedded systems
- Six Sigma knowledge or experience
- Previous GE internship or co-op experience
- 3.5 GPA or higher
- Demonstrated leadership in on-campus philatnthropy and/or extracurricular activities

Charlottesville, VA

Contact the GE Fanuc Co-op/Intern Program

GE is an equal opportunity employer.

For U.S. employment opportunities, GE hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. GE will require proof of work authorization prior to employment.

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GE Undergraduate Internship Position

Dear Students,

This is one of two messages announcing employment and internship opportunities at GE.
Please review and apply if interested.

Best regards



Mechanical Engineering Students wanted by GE for internships!
Semester: Fall

Status: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Masters

Special Skills:
* Preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in Biomedical
Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, Industrial Engineering and *Mechanical Engineering*, and:
* High self-confidence
* Solid interpersonal skills & communication skills
* Leadership experience
* Initiative

Schedule: Part-time

Per Week: Unspecified

Wage: Unspecified

GEHC Technical Interns work on a variety of assignments with responsibilities and hands-on involvement in areas such as Design/Development and Manufacturing/Sourcing. Additionally, exposure to key management personnel is integrated into the project-oriented assignments where a manager and mentor are assigned for support.

Position Description:

Assignments in Design/Development may include using CAD design systems, trouble-shooting hardware/software, and designing/testing/debugging new functions/features. Assignments in Manufacturing/Sourcing could include manufacturing engineering, shop operations, simulation modeling, lead-time reduction, sourcing, and quality.

Basic Qualifications:

* 3.0 cumulative overall GPA or better
* Able to work for a minimum of 12 weeks in the Summer term, and 15
weeks in the Fall or Spring term
* Must be willing to commute to Laurel, MD
* Must be pursuing a degree in Engineering
* Must have Unrestricted Authorization to work in the US (please see below for details)

Location: Laurel, MD

In order for GE to satisfy certain requirements under US Department of Labor regulations, you must apply for this position at in addition to applying for this position through The Shriver Center (*forward resume to Miryn Alcantara at as well)*, if you wish to be considered for an interview.

When applying at please select the GE Program or Business from the dropdown and then select the position title from the list of results.

GE is an equal opportunity employer.

For U.S. employment opportunities, GE hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. GE will require proof of work authorization prior to employment.

Posted by champ at 7:07 PM | Comments (0)

Xerox ME Jobs - New College Grads & Interns

Dear Mechanical Engineering Students,

I am forwarding an email from Paula Posadas of Xerox corporation announcing
employment opportunities at Xerox. Please review and apply if interested.

Go ME!

Best regards



*Xerox Corporation has several job opportunites for ME New College Grads and Interns.*

*Type: New College Grads and Interns starting in 2007*
*Major: Mechanical Engineering*
*Level: BS or MS*
*GPA: 3.0 or greater*
*Location: Portland, Oregon (relocation provided)*
*Application Date: Open now through Oct. 20*
*Position description and more information: See attachment*
*How to apply: * Please submit your resume at this link**,PP,ME,UM

Or visit and apply to job posting # 2890

Questions: Send email to:

*Job Description:* As a Mechanical Design Engineer New College Hire or Intern, you will work on complex problems in a multi-disciplined team environment resulting in the introduction of new color printers. You will be responsible for development of mechanical components and subsystems including specification, design, analysis and testing. Responsibilities also include: Select part configurations, materials and manufacturing processes to achieve reliable function at low cost; Validate design through analysis and testing, designing test fixtures and special instrumentation where necessary; Responsible for measuring, tracking and ensuring compliance to sub-assembly performance, schedule, reliability and cost targets; Work with manufacturing engineers to develop assembly procedures, tools and measurement systems; Work with purchasing department and outside vendors to source components and assemblies; Document design and testing. / Relocation is provided for hires and interns./

*Qualifications Desired:* Pursuing or completed BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering with experience in the following areas: Developing creative design solutions to technical problems through experience in a co-op or senior project; Rigorous academic background in engineering fundamentals, and machine design, with a minimum 3.0 GPA; Structured approach to problem solving or troubleshooting; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work with fast paced, multi-disciplinary team; The ideal candidate will have demonstrated mechanical aptitude; Experience with ME CAD tools, Solid modeling (Pro-E), and FEA, a plus; Development and qualification of processes or measurement systems a plus. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

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IBM Information Session - 9/25/06 - UC312

Dear Mechanical Engineering Students,

It is great to see the strong and enthusiastic interest on the part of many companies
in recruiting you. Many of you and those before you continue to be great ambassadors
of our program.

Please attend the IBM information session on Monday, Noon-1:00pm in UC312 focusing on full-time
hiring needs of IBM.

Best regards



Companies are busy recruiting with us and they want your students! This is great news I think.

IBM will be here on Monday for an information session mostly focused on full-time hiring needs. They specifically asked for ME, IT and MATH. This would be a great opportunity for your seniors.

Thanks again. I appreciate all your help in getting this information to your students.



Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with representatives from IBM!!!

Monday, September 25 - Noon-1:00pm - UC312

Free lunch provided!!!

See below for more details and RSVP to Mike Oettel at _no later than_ 9/25 at 9:00am!

**Global Business Services**

**Join a leader. Consult with us.**

**Learn about career opportunities with IBM Global Business Services, the world’s largest consulting organization, with a unique position at the intersection of business and technology.**

We hope to see you at our IBM Global Business Services Information Session.

**What does it mean to be an IBM consultant?**

* Work for an industry leader— accessing resources only a global
leader like IBM can provide
* Develop innovative solutions for the world’s leading companies
* Team with other talented professionals in a challenging and
fast-paced environment
* Learn valuable skills and enjoy unparalleled career and training
* Travel to client sites and collaborate with client teams.
* Enjoy flexibility as to where you live and how you grow your career

IBM offers exciting entry level consulting opportunities for high-performers with backgrounds in business, engineering, math and technology to join our consulting team.


**Attend this event to learn more about what IBM has to offer.**

**Information Session: Monday, September 25**

**University**** Center**** 312, 12PM-1:30PM**

Food and Beverages will be served!

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September 20, 2006

September 22nd - UMBC - Mechanical Engineering Seminar - Zhang

Faculty, students and interested friends:

Attached is the abstract for the Friday, September 22nd, Department of Mechanical Engineering seminar. Please be aware that the location of the ME seminar for the fall term is ITE 229 as confirmed by the scheduling office.

Seminar Title:

A Review of Theoretical Prediction of Failure Criteria and Its Application on Stamping of Light-weight and High Strength Materials.

By Li Zhang

Daimler Chrysler Corporation,
Auburn Hills, MI

Friday- Sept. 22nd
ITE Building Room 229 at 2:30pm

Dr. Ronghui Ma

This Week's Seminar Abstract (pdf)

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September 12, 2006

Engineering Conference at the University of Wisconsin

Dear Mechanical Engineering Students,

I am forwarding an announcement from Kelly Burton of the University of Wisconsin on an up-coming conference for graduate studies at UW Madison. Please review and apply if interested.


Dr. Panos Charalambides

Dear Colleague:

We are asking for your assistance in identifying students at your institution who may have an interest in pursuing graduate degrees in engineering at the University of Wisconsin. The conference recruits students with majors in engineering, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science. Please share with your students the following opportunity:

Each year the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison hosts a three-day graduate recruitment event known as *The Opportunities in Engineering Conference, *scheduled for November 8-12, 2006.* *The conference gives selected students an opportunity to hear faculty research presentations, tour laboratories, meet with current graduate students and individually with faculty in the students area of interest, and tour the city of Madison as well as the UW campus. _All expenses including travel, housing, and food are paid in full by the College of Engineering (with the exception of food for Saturday and Sunday)_. We are particularly interested in identifying underrepresented candidates including women and students of color. All applicants should be in their Junior or Senior year. Application deadline is *September 29, 2006.

*Students are encouraged to apply on-line at: For more information on opportunities available at the University of Wisconsin, please refer students to the College of Engineering website at: .

If you have any questions about the application process or services available at the College of Engineering, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at (608) 263-4583 or .


Kelly Burton
Opportunities in Engineering Conference Coordinator
University of Wisconsin Madison

Kelly Burton, MSE, NCC
Graduate Student Services Coordinator
Graduate Engineering Research Scholars Program
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin Madison

Posted by champ at 7:58 PM | Comments (0)

Mechanical Engineering Opportunities through Shriver Center

Students interested in any of the positions below should apply through the Shriver Center using PlacePro or contact Miryn Alcantara with any questions.

*KOP-FLEX, Inc.*
For MECHANICAL ENGINEERS 2 paid full-time or part-time co-op positions available at Kop-Flex for Fall 2006/Winter 2007. Kop-Flex is located very close to campus by BWI airport and offers UMBC students a great opportunity to gain experience in design and manufacturing. Interested candidates should forward their resume to Miryn Alcantara ( ) at The Shriver Center. Duties will include: assisting Product Engineers in the design of mechanical couplings and ujoints used in industrial, power transmission applications; performing rudimentary stress analysis using in-house computer programs; calculating coupling mass elastic data; applying engineering knowledge to modify coupling designs to meet customer specifications; other computer-related duties as assigned. Co-op engineers are expected to possess a basic understanding of machine design principles, as well as introductory engineering knowledge in the areas of stress analysis, mechanics of materials, dynamics, and vibration analysis. They should also be familiar with the use of Microsoft Office and have some familiarity and proficiency with CAD (preferably AutoCad) as well. The student will learn basic manufacturing processes, develop the ability to identify and create cost-effective designs, and become familiar with material specifications and applications. Also, the student will learn to communicate with customers and associates, while assisting the company to process day to day work.

*RMF Engineering*
Mechanical Engineering Intern Position – Baltimore, Maryland <>The prospective intern will work closely with engineers in the design of mechanical systems for Power Plants (including chilled water and boiler plants) and Infrastructure projects. Students will assist engineers in the selection and specification of boilers, chillers, pumps, controls, heat exchange and process equipment, fuel handling equipment, coal handling equipment and other power plant mechanical equipment. Students will assist in the preparation of P&IDs, specifications, calculations, cost estimates, shop drawing review, and perform field inspections. AutoCAD experience is preferred. <> The prospective intern will be required to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the school year and full time during the summer. RMF will coordinate work hours with the student’s schedule, as not to interfere with the course of study. This is a paid position and the hourly rate will be commensurate with work experience and academic performance. Students who have completed freshmen and sophomore course work are eligible for this position. RMF Engineering, Inc. is a 160-person engineering firm based in Baltimore, MD with offices in Durham, NC, Charleston, SC, Albany, NY, and Charlottesville, VA.

*National Institutes of Standards and Technology*
The Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology located in Gaithersburg, MD is recruiting freshman and sophomore level mechanical engineering students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for their Co-op Program. US Citizens only.

The projects that co-ops may support include:
1. Solar Energy: studies to evaluate and characterize the electrical and thermal performance of solar photovoltaic panels for building-integrated applications
2. Fuel Cells: the development of test procedures to gauge the energy efficiency of fuel cells in building applications
3. Thermal conductivity: thermal conductivity measurements of building materials using as many as five different types of apparatus, including the nation's standard
4. Wireless Sensors: development of wireless sensor networks for monitoring the condition of buildings.
5. Appliance Efficiency: the development of methods for testing and rating air conditioners, heat pumps, and water heaters; occasionally, an interval of lab testing a particular type of appliance is required

Co-ops work closely with project engineers and are primarily tasked with running tests and performing follow-up data analysis. Co-ops help with fabricating, instrumenting, and maintaining test facilities. Co-ops are also called on to do periodic instrument calibrations and computer programming. Responsibilities increase with successive terms, and the significant role played by co-ops in the group is demonstrated by several recent technical publications co-authored by students. The Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group seeks to employ 2 to 3 students each semester.

*Alliance Engineering*
Part-time Mechanical Engineering Intern in their last year needed. The following duties are typical of the position, but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule: •Size piping and ductwork, •Calculate requirements and sizes of equipment, •Limited equipment selection, •Aid in developing construction drawings and designs from concepts and schematics, •Utilize CADD software to produce construction drawings, •Identify engineering problems and is encouraged to recommend solutions, •Document existing field conditions including equipment data, pipe and ductwork routing, equipment locations, etc.

*Siemens Building Technology*
The SBT Intern-Technical position is designed to accommodate an internship in a technical or engineering job function area. The Intern will complete assigned tasks including learning and providing field technical support, modifying AutoCAD drawings and/or graphics, working out sequences of operation, developing bills of materials, and engineering database updates to help generate quality engineering submittals for and under the guidance of other Engineers. May assist Engineers and Specialists to perform job start up, checkout, and troubleshooting for systems and service jobs. Provides program or project support which may include collection and analysis of data, creation and formal presentation of drafts, reports, proposals, charts, testing results and other engineering related documentation.

The SBT Intern, under close supervision, will be assigned specific job tasks and projects during the internship period. Job assignments may include, but are not limited to composing, preparation of reports, research, proposals, charts, testing and a variety of correspondence using appropriate PC-based software packages for word processing, presentation, and database and spreadsheet applications.
Supports field operations in project and/or program assignments including providing technical, database, drafting and other engineering related tasks. Helps others plan, organize and implement project activities.
Supports department or district activities (e.g. manufacturing process improvements, auto-cad design, conducts performance testing, field project support etc.) to update, organize, and provide engineering support as needed.
Upon internship completion, creates and delivers final project assignment presentation to various management, human resources staff and other internship participants.

Current sophomore undergraduate student or higher pursuing an Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree from an accredited technical school, college or university.
A 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or better cumulative GPA. Prior work experience, community involvement or participation in extra-curricular activities. Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Must display an ability to communicate a clear understanding of their subject matter and offer informed suggestions to improve processes; respect individual differences and utilize the diverse thinking and contributions of all team members/employees.

Posted by champ at 7:54 PM | Comments (0)

September 11, 2006

September 15th - UMBC - Mechanical Engineering Seminar - Zhu

To all interested parties:

Attached is the abstract for the Friday Sept. 15th UMBC -
Department of Mechanical Engineering seminar.

Current Research in the Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory

Weidong Zhu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Baltimore, MD 21250

Friday - Sept. 15th
ITE Building Room 227 at 2:30pm

Please post and distribute this abstract. We look forward to your
participation in the Mechanical Engineering seminar series.

Dr. Ronghui Ma

This Week's Seminar Abstract (pdf)

Posted by champ at 2:51 PM | Comments (0)

September 7, 2006

NIDAQmx available for students to download

For those in a class that need NIDAQ to complete their projects and or homework - the student version can be downloaded here.

NIDAQ to complement student Labview

Installation Directions for NIDAQ

Readme for NIDAQ

Posted by champ at 8:17 PM | Comments (0)

September 1, 2006

Seminar Series Schedule for Spring 2006

Dear Colleagues,
Below is the Mechanical Engineering department seminar schedule for Fall 2006. We appreciate you distributing it to your faculty, staff and graduate students. We look forward to your participation in our seminars.

Dr. Ronghui Ma

Fall 2006 Seminar Series Schedule (pdf)

Posted by champ at 4:59 PM | Comments (0)