Professional Appreciation

Catching up the blog on activities going on in our department.  It’s been a busy month!

OSU Material Advantage Club in Pittsburgh - 11/26/09

OSU Material Advantage Club in Pittsburgh - 10/26/09

In October, the officers and a few members of OSU’s Material Advantage Club attended the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) Conference in Pittsburgh.  It was a great opportunity for them to meet and mingle with MSE students from all over the country, attend scholarly presentations, and network with academic and industry professionals.   Next year: Houston!

MSE department faculty at Ohio State always have supported undergraduate students’ efforts to become involved in professional societies and meetings.   To thank the faculty for their monetary and academic support, the MSE Club held a Hats Off to MSE Faculty luncheon.   Students prepared the meal and, while their professors ate, presented a report of the club’s recent activities and plans to attend the February meeting of TMS in Seattle.

Thanks to all.


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Metal Casting Lab – MSE 281

MSE Co-op at Oshkosh

I received an email today from Joel, a third-year MSE student who is doing a summer/autumn co-op with Oshkosh Corporation in Wisconsin.

Joel writes:
Work is pretty sweet!! plain and simple. I cannot send many pictures unfortunately, government contract… so “if I told you I’d have to kill you” haha

In the materials group, there are 8 of us, so we’re pretty small, and VERY busy. There’s probably 9 or 10 projects spread out across the big table right behind me that are currently being worked on. There are 4 materials and process engineers, 1 castings expert, and 2 intern spots. Its like we’re elite and prestigious. It’s pretty cool. How I got hired into this group is beyond me, but I ain’t complaining haha. Technically my job title is Materials and Process Engineer Intern.

I jump from job to job daily so its hard to keep track of my time sheet, cause we have to charge each job to the tenth of the hour. I’ve only had like 2 projects so far. I’m finishing up my 7th week already I can’t believe it it’s flying by.

My first project was a JLG Scissor Pin, and I just finished up my first failure analysis report on a hitch off this truck … see the photo gallery. My report was 27 pages (44 figures).

Joel and the summer interns also had to do a presentation for the senior management about their experiences at Oshkosh.  Here is his presentation.

Thanks for the update, Joel.

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