Thursday, December 18, 2014

Don Pathways Internship Program - Student Trainee


Open: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Close: Friday, January 2, 2015

Who May Apply:  Individuals currently accepted for enrollment OR currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution, as defined by 5 CFR 362.102, on a full or half-time basis AND currently residing or attending school in one of the following states: Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, or Tennessee.

Organizational Location: multiple organizations

Duty Location: Crane, IN

Job Summary: The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!
NAVSEA's Warfare Center Enterprise is comprised of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC). With eight Surface Warfare and two Undersea Warfare sites across the United States, the Warfare Centers supply the technical operations, people, technology, engineering services and products needed to equip and support the fleet and meet the warfighters' needs. The Warfare Centers are the Navy's principal research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) assessment activity for surface ship and submarine systems and subsystems. In addition, the Warfare Centers provide depot maintenance and in-service engineering support to ensure the systems fielded today perform consistently and reliably in the future.
This is a student internship appointment located at Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division.

For additional information on this and other employment opportunities, visit:

Direct link to USAJobs announcement:

KatLyn Watson
HR Assistant
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter
Ph: 812.854.5682

Cargill Global Scholars Program

2014-2015 Competition of the Cargill Global Scholars Program
Cargill and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014-2015 Cargill Global Scholars Program application cycle.
We deeply value our partnership with Purdue University over the past two years of the program and hope to continue this partnership in the program's third year. As a partner university, your first and second year undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and study in a field relevant to Cargill's world of food, agriculture and risk management are eligible to apply.
In addition to annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to two years, the Cargill Global Scholars Program provides leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program with executives from Cargill. These enrichment activities has been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars' leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.
In the United States 10 scholarships will be awarded during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students participating in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:
- Agriculture related field
- Business
- Computer Science
- Economics
- Engineering
- Food Science
- International Relations
- Political Science
- Public Policy
The application deadline is March 1, 2015 and we are currently accepting applications online, through our website.  To access the application or learn more about the Cargill Global Scholars Program, please visit: We encourage you to please share this information with your eligible students and encourage them to apply.

Purdue Bateman Team - Needing 12-15 creative students to create homes for a cause

"Home is where the heart is" and "home is where one starts from" are just two of the many sayings related to home. For some, home means a specific house that they grew up in, but for others home may mean specific people. With that said, no matter who you are or how you perceive it, the word home has some kind of meaning to you.

The Purdue Bateman team is looking for 12-15 creative students to create homes for a cause. Bateman is an annual public relations campaign competition sponsored by PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America). Universities from around the country complete and implement public relations campaigns. This year we have partnered with Home Matters, a nonprofit organization, to help raise awareness for homelessness and affordable housing.

One of the elements of our campaign is to create miniature wooden homes and display them in businesses around the Greater Lafayette Area during the month of February. Our team will provide you with a wooden home base, 9" by 8". The house will come in a kit so you will build the house on your own. You do not have to follow the instructions of constructing the house. We only ask that you use most of the pieces we provided you with. You are encouraged to add to the size and be as creative as you want when constructing the house. When you are done building the base, you are to decorate the home to represent what a home means to you.

Once the houses have been in the local businesses for 2-3 weeks, we will remove them from the stores. We are planning to host an event at the end of February where all of the houses will be on display. As a participant, you will be invited to attend this event. The attendees will vote upon the houses, and the winner(s) will receive a prize package.

Participating in the campaign can be a great way to build your resume or portfolio. It is also a creative way to illustrate what home means to you while raising awareness for homelessness. If this is something that you are interested in please respond before January 10th. If you have any additional questions or concerns please respond to this email expressing your interest at

Thank you,
Purdue Bateman 2015

Home Matters: The Home Matters movement was launched in 2013 by a group of housing professionals and leaders to build awareness and raise funds for more affordable homes and better communities throughout America. Their goals over the next ten years are to decrease homelessness, increase affordable rent, increase homeownership and increase quality of home and communities. They have a coalition of over 250 partner organizations, such as corporations, government agencies and nonprofits, working together to make the New American Dream a reality for everyone. Here is a link to their website for more information:

Bateman Case Study Competition:
The Bateman Case Study Competition is the Public Relations Student Society of America’s premier national case study competition for public relations students, and gives them an opportunity to apply classroom education and internship experiences to create and implement a full public relations campaign. PRSSA will challenge participants of the PRSSA 2015 Bateman Case Study Competition to raise awareness and spark local and national dialogue around the importance of affordable housing, in partnership with Home Matters®, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and Edelman. The goals of this year's Bateman Competition are to increase awareness among the American public and educate them about the serious consequences of poor quality housing, as well as inform and engage communities in steps they can take to help Home Matters take action now. Students will implement a campaign that aligns with the mission of the client's national movement or work with a local Home Matters non-profit member.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paid User Study Announcement and Call for Participants

I am Anirudh Sriram, a graduate student in the C Design Lab headed by Prof. Karthik Ramani.

As part of our research, we have developed a new framework to enable students to learn concepts of structural design through rapid exploration. Topics covered in ME323 (Mechanics of Materials) will be reinforced and students will develop a better understanding of structural design concepts. The study will promote exploration through instant visualization of results and will enable students to strengthen their learning and understanding of the related concepts as well as apply them to real-world scenarios for e.g. in their Senior Design Projects.

We wish to conduct a user study to evaluate the learning impact of using our framework. User studies will be around 60 - 90 minutes in duration and will take place during the days of 17 - 24 December. Participants will be compensated $15 for their time. Study participants are required to be undergraduate students in the School of Mechanical Engineering who have completed ME323 (Mechanics of Materials).

Please contact Anirudh Sriram ( for further details and to indicate availability.

I request you to please send out the above e-mail to undergraduate students in the School of Mechanical Engineering so that they may participate in the study.

Thank you,
Anirudh Roshan Sriram
Graduate Student,
C Design Lab,
Purdue University,
West Lafayette,
IN - 47907,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mechanical Engineering Position for Polymer Science in China

Mechanical Engineer

Company Description: Polymer Science, Inc. is a contract manufacturer specializing in the design and manufacture of coatings for the electronic, medical and thermal management industries.

Position Availability: Immediate

- Mechanical Engineering Degree (BS Minimum) Familiar with computerized drawing and
  design software
- Experience in adhesives compounding and coating desired, but not required
- Experience with Rotary and Steel Rule Die cutting processes desired, but not required
- Background in packaging desired, but not required

Duties of Position:
- Development of coating process which includes chemical formulation, compounding, cure
  and other related processes
- Optimization of manufacturing processes
- Active member of project design team providing custom solutions and technical support to
  Polymer Science’s customers
- Write detailed reports on findings from special project assignments

Report To: General Manager

Schedule: Monday through Friday

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Travel: Some travel may be required

Benefits: Annual Leave

Interested Applicants: Please Send Resume to: and

Suzhou Polymer Science Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
5A Factory, B Area, EPZ, No. 158, Qiming Road,
Shengpu Town, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu, PRChina