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, https://www.kirtland.af.mil/Units/AFRL-Space-Vehicles-Directorate/

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 ddeyhim@spectlearning.com

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 engilitycorp.com’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 np18@cornell.edu

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 np18@cornell.edu

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 ret6@cornell.edu.  Please include a CV and a brief statement of qualifications.

Free Online Conference – Take a Look Into the Future of Automotive Engineering

Advanced Mobility Project: Beyond the Connected Vehicle


Self-driving cars

Connected cars -Telematics – Smart Cars- Shared Cars

Re-imagined buses, trucks, transportation systems

Advanced Safety Systems – Shared vehicles

One conference will cover it all – Live @ 9am from Detroit – Free – Online on February 21

Click here to watch the conference starting at 9am on Friday: www.dptv.org/connected

Additional details: Everything we know about transportation