Dominion Engineering, Inc. is Looking for MechEs

Dominion Engineering Inc. (DEI) provides expert consulting, R&D, and equipment design for the nuclear power industry.  From supporting currently operating reactors to advanced reactor designs, and nuclear waste management to nuclear thermal propulsion and cogeneration applications, we believe that nuclear energy is essential for deep decarbonization to tackle climate change and for continuing to advance the boundaries of scientific exploration – and we are passionate about being a part of the technical solution.  DEI’s primary asset is its staff, with a healthy mix of senior and younger personnel with expertise in mechanical, chemical, and materials science. Projects often include laboratory investigations, technical report writing, hardware and product design, computer simulations, custom software development, and theoretical modeling. We have been working with utilities, government agencies, national labs, other engineering firms, and private contractors for over 40 years with a focus on maintaining technical quality, client satisfaction, and a dynamic and fulfilling work environment.

We seek top students who desire a technical career path, and who are motivated, creative, and adaptable. Success at DEI requires not only the aptitude to perform detailed engineering work, but also interface with clients and communicate effectively. We believe that with the support our other staff provide, you can become an industry expert. DEI engineers often work on up to a dozen projects at once. This keeps work varied, allows us to maximize each of our individual talents, and allows each person to develop expertise in new areas. Our compensation is extremely competitive, because we believe that you should be paid for the value you provide. We provide mentoring, technical resources, and our open-door atmosphere allows you to learn from other industry experts as you find what problems you are passionate about solving. Interested in joining the team? Email me at

Looking for Short Term Engineering & Translating Assistance from Mandarin to English.

We are building a state of the art grain cleaning and processing facility in Penn Yan, NY using equipment from the Lushan Win Tone Company in Henan Province, China.  The cleaning line will consist of a traditional screen cleaner, a magnetic sorter, a destoner, a gravity table, a polisher, an optical sorter, a size grader, and packaging equipment.  This line will be used to clean and prepare grains and beans for human consumption and use as seed.

The manufacturer is sending 2 technicians to assist with assembly.  One will be a general millwright overseeing the whole project, the second will specialize in optical sorting technology and will set up commission that part of the project.  We have been asked to hire a person who is capable of translating from English to Mandarin to assist with communication between us and the technicians.

We are looking to hire an individual who is able to do this either in person or through Whatsapp or Wechat.  It is important that this person posses some technical vocabulary and good Mandarin and English skills so that complex ideas about the machinery can be understood.

For more information please contact:
Peter Martens

Conversation with M.E. Alum, Dr. Joanna Hinks, TODAY, 4:30 pm

We have the pleasure of announcing Dr. Joanna Hinks, who will be available to engineering students at all levels to discuss Air Force Research Lab opportunities at the Space Vehicles Directorate in Albuquerque, NM.  

Dr. Hinks will hold an open conversation session TODAY, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm in 106 Upson Hall.  She will also discuss potential careers for Ph.D. and M.S. students, as well as internships for undergraduates. 

She is a graduate of MAE, having earned her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 2012.  Dr. Hinks held a postdoctoral position at the University of Buffalo for three years before joining the Air Force Research Lab.  Please stop by to learn about careers in, among other things, GPS, signals, and payloads. 

Additional information about the Kirtland Air Force Base is available at,

Job Opportunity at Spect

Cornell alum-founded company, Spect, is offering a mechanical engineering position for current Cornell students in Fall 2018.

You will be working in a cross-functional team with students from Cornell and other universities to build a virtual reality mindfulness meditation platform for K12 education. The VR headset incorporates biosensors for various software applications including biofeedback visualization in the virtual environment and adapting the guiding mindfulness lesson audio in real-time based on user’s emotional responses. Our team went through the Rev Hardware Accelerator in Summer 2018 and finished the initial prototype. We will be doing user testing in local schools in Fall 2018 while working to improve the platform for a district pilot in Spring 2019.
Your responsibilities will encompass improving the mechanical design of the VR headset.

Preferred Qualifications

• Lead Mechanical Engineering activities in cross-functional team environment.
• Model, build, test, and refine prototypes (rapid prototyping)
• Take prototypes to increasing levels of fidelity, and work with the product focused engineers to translate early prototypes into potential product directions
• Prior experience designing in CAD / Fusion 360
• Experience in various manufacturing techniques (Machining, 3D printing, injection molding, etc.).
• Experience designing mechanical constraints of PCBs

Interested students should send their resume to Deanna at

An Internship Invitation from Engility Space Systems Group

An internship invitation from Engility Space Systems Group:

My name is Dennis Jensen, I support Engility’s Space Systems Group. We provide specialized engineering, analysis, and operations support to NASA and a variety of Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) customers. The Space Systems Group has multiple STEM internship positions available for the summer of 2018. These interns will be performing mission analysis and technical advisory services for various programs in the Space Systems Group. All of the positions under this job requisite will be located in Chantilly, VA (near Washington DC).

If interested candidates, can apply for the position by clicking the link below:

Alternatively, candidates can go to’s career page and search for the following job number:

STEM Internship 38381

Due to the lengthy security clearance process, candidates interested in a position for next summer should apply as soon as possible. Space Systems Group will be moving forward with interviews and offers by the end of October.

I appreciate your time and wish you the best of luck this semester,

Dennis F Jensen
Section Manager
Advanced Analytics Group
Space Systems Group

Wanted: Ushers and Recruiting Video for MAE Graduation Ceremony

Interested in serving as an usher for the May 24, 2015 MAE graduation ceremony in Bailey Hall?  Pay is $11.00 hour with catered lunch and MechE shirt.  If interested, contact

Would you like to make a video to recruit ushers for the MAE Graduation Ceremony?  Entries will be posted in Sundial and distributed on other sites.  Please note the usher’s pay will be $11.00 an hour and the date needed is May 24, 2015.  Just send your video to

Check-out this video made to recruit ushers for last year’s Bailey Hall ceremony:

Credit or Pay: Seeking Student for ANSYS Analysis of Sample Holder Designs for CryoSAXS

Junior, Senior or M.Eng.:

Seeking Student for ANSYS Analysis of Sample Holder Designs for CryoSAXS

Can be independent study credit or pay.

Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is widely used to study the shape of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules.  All biomolecular SAXS is currently performed on solutions held at room temperature. These are rapidly damaged by X-rays, and so large volumes of often expensive and/or difficult to produce samples are consumed.  The Thorne and Pollack groups (in Physics and A&EP) are developing hardware and methods for cryogenic-temperature SAXS, which dramatically reduces radiation damage and sample consumption.

A critical issue in the design of sample holders for cryoSAXS is that differential contraction of the holder and the biomolecular sample during cooling leads to cracking of the biomolecular sample, degrading the SAXS signal.  A similar issue is encountered in many areas of biological cryopreservation.   We are seeking an undergraduate or Master of Engineering student to perform ANSYS simulations of stresses developed during cooling in different sample holder geometries, to assist designing holders that minimize cracking.  For more information, please contact Prof. Robert Thorne at  Please include a CV and a brief statement of qualifications.