IN THE NEWS

A $2 Billion Chip to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence
Nvidia announced a new chip called the Tesla P100 that’s designed to put more power behind a technique called deep learning. Deep learning involves passing data through large collections of crudely simulated neurons. The P100 could help deliver more breakthroughs by making it possible for computer scientists to feed more data to their artificial neural networks or to create larger collections of virtual neurons. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang (EE '84) said that the new chip is already in production and that he expects cloud-computing companies to start using it this year. MIT Technology Review

The Man Selling Shovels in the Machine-Learning Gold Rush
Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of the chipmaker Nvidia, says his hardware will revolutionize robotics and that his chips can learn from Google’s AlphaGo. MIT Technology Review

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Hiring Up for Class of 2016 Graduates, But Projections Trimmed From Last Fall
Employers expect to hire 5.2 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than they hired from the Class of 2015, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update report. While hiring activity for the college Class of 2016 is positive, the current hiring projections are down from the 11 percent increase employers originally reported through the Job Outlook 2016 survey, results of which were published in November 2015. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

Statewide Cleantech Challenge
Do you have an inspired solution to one of today's most pressing environmental problems? Take your environmental innovation from idea to reality and compete for $50,000 in grants and prizes. Now inviting applications from all Oregon community colleges and universities. Please join us on Tuesday, April 12 from 5 – 6 pm in Kelley 1007 to hear from Juan Barraza, Program Manager of the Cleantech Challenge. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. Form your teams and submit your application by May 6th.

Volunteer at Robotics Club Store (formerly IEEE Store)
Have you ever lost a critical component in the middle of a lab? Want to build a cool robot? The Robotics Club Store has the parts you need! We need volunteers to staff the store. By volunteering, you get the ability to make purchases outside of normal hours, see what other students are working on, and add experience to your resume. You don't need to be an electronics whiz to volunteer; all majors are welcome. When not helping customers, you can do homework or work on projects with the tools in the store.

Volunteers Needed – Wave Lab Open House
Are you interested in learning more about the Wave Lab? Volunteer for the Mom’s weekend Open House and you can become an expert wave lab tour guide. The Wave Lab is hosting an open house Saturday April 30th from 1-4 pm and we need tour guides. The tour is a short 20 minute laboratory tour and training is provided along with posters situated at each station, and typically tour guides provide tours in pairs. Tour guides will receive a wave lab t-shirt. There are two volunteers shifts 12:30 to 2:30 and 2:00 to 4:30. Tour guide trainings are scheduled from 2:30 3:30 on April 27 and 28, or at other times by request. If you are interested in volunteering for the Mom’s weekend Open House please sign-up here: http://signup.engr.oregonstate.edu/.

AfterCollege's 8th Annual Job-Seeker Insight Survey
Every year AfterCollege conducts a survey of college students to learn about what they want from their first jobs. We are running our 8th annual survey, and would like your help inviting students to take this brief 5-10 minute survey. Results are shared with employers to help them improve their entry-level hiring process, and meet students’ needs. Our goal is to benefit students. We are awarding an Apple Watch Sport to one randomly selected respondent.

Rohde-Schwarz University Case Competition
Are you studying electrical engineering? Compete against teams from Singapore, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Be part of it - win a trip to the final round in Munich, Germany. The premise: Behind the codename Dr. Gauss operates an insane scientist. His goal is to shut down the worldwide communications system. Students will register their teams online and will have three+ weeks beginning April 1 to submit the answers their answers to the case study. The team that wins the final round will receive 600 USD per person.

Beaver BarCamp
Saturday, April 16, 9am-6pm, Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

CUE (Celebrate Undergraduate Excellence) 2016 poster event
The event will be held on Friday May 13, 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM, in the Student Experience Center Plaza. Projects you’ve created, research you’ve conducted, things you’ve invented — you’ve accomplished a lot already. Now it’s your turn to showcase it in a formal, résumé-building presentation. All OSU undergrads are eligible to present solo or group projects that are in progress or have already been completed. Register by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

SEMINARS/COLLOQUIA

Toward Automatic Verification of Quantum Programs
Tuesday, April 12, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon
Mingsheng Ying, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia AND Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

Transforming Nanodevices into Nanosystems: The N3XT 1,000X
Monday, April 18, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, Covell 216
Subhasish Mitra, Professor and Chambers Faculty Scholar of Engineering, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University

A Report on Shape Deformation with a Stretching and Bending Energy
Monday, April 25, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, COVL 216
Alan Hui Zhao, Visiting Scholar, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

EVENTS

Robotics Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 13, 11 am - noon, Rogers Hall 226
Dr. Victor Lessor of University of Massachusetts Amherst will be presenting "Coordinate Multi-Agent Learners." Coffee and pastries served.

SHPE Oregon Conference
April 14 - 16, Oregon State University
Every year the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers stages a regional leadership development conference for chapters (and individuals) to improve their organizational, managerial, and technical skills. This year it will be hosted by Oregon State University SHPE Chapter in Corvallis, Oregon. Students from Alaska, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, and Washington school chapters will be attending this three-day event in April 2016.

Beaver BarCamp
Saturday, April 16, 9am-6pm, Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

Wave Lab Open House
Saturday April 30th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (3550 SW Jefferson, west of 35th street on Jefferson) will be hosting an open). The OSU Wave Lab is the largest tsunami research facility in the US, and will be open for 20 minute guided tours and demonstrations. Tours start every 5 minutes on a first come, first served, basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, and coastal engineering. For any questions, please contact Alicia Lyman-Holt alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.edu.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
ExxonMobil has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. The Fellowship consists of: five 1-hour meetings with mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. Application deadline: April 17, 2016.

Rockwell Collins Aero Scholarships
Rockwell Collins is sponsoring two, $2,000 scholarships for college students pursuing an aerospace-related degree. These awards are facilitated by the Aerospace States Association (ASA) and are open to students attending U.S. institutions. Eligible students should be entering sophomore or junior year in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields. Application deadline: April 30.

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships
ACM SIGHPC and Intel are excited to announce a new international program of graduate fellowships, beginning in 2016. The goal is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The program will support students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world. Application deadline: April 30.

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

How to ask about work-life balance in a job interview
When you are being interviewed for a new position, you want to learn about the company's culture and get a sense of what it’s like to work there. You want the job to fit in with the rest of your life. But the single-worst thing you can do is ask, “So how’s the work-life balance here?” Any mention of “work-life balance” can derail an otherwise successful interview. Portland Business Journal

Don't Stop When You Land the Job
Working on your career is a lifelong pursuit. It is your responsibility take advantage of the opportunities that occur and achieve your goals. No one else is going to manage your career for you. Where do you begin if you have just started your career? Here are some guidelines to get you on the right track. Inside Higher Ed

JOBS

Student Systems Engineer - OSU Open Source Lab
The Open Source Lab is looking for two or more student systems engineers. These positions require familiarity with Linux and students must anticipate to stay enrolled in classes for at least four more terms so freshmen are welcome. Closes April 22. For more information, visit http://osuosl.org/about/employment.

Student worker - OSU Civil and Construction Engineering
Develop a mobile app that can internally use equations and user input for environmental factors to help construction personnel in the field to better know the setting time of asphalt binder.

Student Administrator / Business Analyst - Information Services
Information Services seeks to fill one student positon to assist with development of business applications using the Salesforce platform to serve all Oregon State. We are looking for students who can make a long term (1-2 years) commitment at approximately 20 hours per week. Candidates must be interested in developing their professional skills - we will train as necessary - and willing to commit to brief daily stand-up meetings. For more information see: http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/sites/gradschool.oregonstate.edu/files.... Questions can be sent to: GraduateEducationToolkit@oregonstate.edu.

Student Programmer - Aura Media
We are a TV set top box manufacturer with a product based on Amlogic's s805 chipset and we are in need of someone to assist in the development and debug of Linux DVB/ATSC platform driver based on Panasonic mn88436 demod and MaxLinear MxL603 tuner for interface with TVHeadend to integrate into Kodi Media Center. Some of the base code has been completed, but the task will be to debug and completely integrate the driver into our system. We can be contacted at cody@auramedia.tv and our website is www.auramedia.tv.

Undergraduate Programmer - TaxonWorks
This open-source project seeks to built a platform for biodiversity discovery. The student would work on system design and development, with most of the time coding. Coding would primarily be in Ruby on Rails / JavaScript. The student would work with me, as well as the TaxonWorks team in Illinois, as well as the OpenTree (http://opentreeoflife.org) and Arbor (http://www.arborworkflows.com) development teams. Coding experience is required, with Ruby on Rails or JavaScript experience preferred. If you don't have any experience in those languages, but are a bright, eager coder, then please be in touch.

Student Information Technology - Student Health Services
Responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, or software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, determines and implements solution.

LifeMap Migration Internship - Cambia
As a LifeMap Migration Intern, you will: Participate in a team environment to migrate data from one system to another. Accurately inputs information into the system while maintaining productivity, accuracy and dependability requirements as established by department. Organize, keep current and readily accessible, all references, documents, policies and procedures. Look for ways to improve efficiencies. Track and report time spent on tasks as required.

CAReer - The Top Talent Program - Mechatronics Architecture Engineer - Daimler Trucks North America
CAReer - The Top Talent Program seeks entry-level professionals who have recently graduated with an advanced degree to participate in an organization-wide rotational training program before beginning full-time positions with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The program lasts approximately 15 to 18 months and sends the participants on three project rotations. The trainee spends 4 months in their target area getting to know colleagues, the work environment and the group’s day-to-day business. The trainee spends the remainder of the program on two assignments, one cross-divisional and one international, to give a better understanding of Daimler’s diverse, global operations. Throughout the rotations, he or she attends three training modules abroad with other CAReer participants. At these training modules participants network with other trainees from multiple areas within Daimler AG.

Full-time Systems Engineer - OSU Open Source Lab
The Open Source Lab is looking for a full-time systems engineer who would also mentor student developers. This person would need to be familiar with a number of software programs and be comfortable working with all stages of the infrastructure. Closes April 19. For more information, visit http://osuosl.org/about/employment.

Database Analyst - Suvoda
The Technical Support Specialist handles escalated support issues that require technical knowledge and expertise in order for them to be resolved. You would be part of our Technical Support team, working closely with our first-level Customer Care Specialists and our development team, to investigate, troubleshoot and resolve client issues. Our software is called Interactive Response Technology, and it's used in clinical trials.

Analog Designer - Intel
Looking for a Master's candidate with a background in Analog Design who is close to graduation (graduating within a year from now max.) so they can work as an intern and later become a full time. A PhD candidate could also work if they are graduating within a year from now.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

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