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IN THE NEWS

Student team wins regional DOE Cyber Defense Competition
A team of six computer science students at Oregon State University competed for the first time and won the regional Department of Energy Cyber Defense Competition held at Pacific Northwest Laboratory in Richland, Washington. Zander Work, a freshman in computer science who led the team. Work and the other five students who competed — Aidan Grimshaw, Cody Holliday, Khuong Luu, Hadi Rahal-Arabi and Zach Rogers — are all members of the OSU Security Club. EECS News. Also see: Department of Energy hosts competition to train cyber defense warriors, TechCrunch.

Grateful for the experience
Meet ECE student Alexandria Pompel, who is a student alumni ambassador for the OSU Alumni Association. Ambassadors coordinate a variety of events and initiatives that integrate students and alumni across Beaver Nation. Oregon Stater

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Portland software startup lands $10M Series A — and it's hiring
Portland software monitoring startup Sensu has secured $10 million from investors to help the company scale its product and team. Sensu, which was founded in 2017, has built an open source software tool used to monitor digital infrastructure. Sensu’s product monitors servers, software, apps that a customer’s clients are running and other infrastructure. If a problem occurs, it can trigger an automatic resolution or an email to an operations team to alert them to problems. Portland Business Journal

'The Bay Area is broken': startups look to Portland, Boise
Silicon Valley may be the world's tech paradise, but it's a hiring nightmare for many local startups now forced to venture from Portland to Boise in search of talent. Now local startups increasingly are opening satellite operations in cheaper markets — no longer expecting all their employees to congregate in one Silicon Valley office for work, free food and ping-pong. It's a cultural shift shaking up the startup eco-system that has long been credited with powering Silicon Valley's iconic tech industry. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer at the 2018 Undergraduate Engineering Expo!
This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18. The College of Engineering needs student to help on May 17 and 18 with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free Expo t-shirt! We need your help to make this year’s Expo a success! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://signup.com/go/QLtgcSE.

PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2018 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award
This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 4. To access the nomination form link, please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

Registration Open for 2018 OSU Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) Event
CUE provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activities. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work are eligible to present. Students can present solo or group projects. While most students present research posters, we invite students with artistic/creative projects and Ecampus students to apply as well. Please encourage students that you mentor/advise to present! The event will be held on Thursday May 24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the MU Ballroom. Details and the registration link are available at: communications.oregonstate.edu/events/cue. The deadline for registering for CUE is May 14 at 5:00 PM.

Google Code Jam Kickstart
Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Throughout the year, Code Jam hosts online Kickstart rounds that give participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities, while getting a glimpse into the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one—or join them all!

Student Project from GlaxoSmithKline
MindSumo is a platform that provides real company projects for students to help them develop professional skills and valuable experiences for resumes. The GSK challenge asks students to think of an out of the box solution to monitor sleep and wakefulness. They’ve specifically mentioned their interest in hearing from CS, Information systems and engineering students.

Engineering Job Club (Online version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, there’s one more thing that just got added to your to-do list: Find a job. Wondering how you’re supposed to fit this in with classes, capstone projects, and everything else going on? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the entire process down into manageable chunks. The series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Register in Handshake today! Series starts April 9th, but you’re welcome to jump in at any time. Engineering Job Club sign-up

OSU Brand Symposium
University Relations and Marketing is hosting the second annual OSU Brand Symposium on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Come hear from an exciting lineup of guest speakers that are sure to inspire and ignite creativity in the areas of diversity and inclusion, graphic design, media and film. Engineering faculty, staff, and students might be particularly interested in hearing Punam Mathur, former senior vice president for corporate diversity and community affairs at MGM Resorts. She will be speaking about creating inclusive environments in the work place. There is no cost for students to attend the four keynote sessions and students do not need to register (lunch is not included). Registration for faculty and staff is $30 and includes lunch and light refreshments.

Umpqua CC Day for graduate students interested in teaching at community college
Umpqua Community College has two open faculty positons: one in engineering/computer science and one in forestry. This could be a great opportunity for any OSU grad student or alumni interested in teaching. Representatives from UCC will be on-campus Tuesday, April 17th from 10 am - 2 pm; stop by Johnson 124 if you’d like to learn more in person. Ready to apply? Search “Umpqua Community College” in Handshake to find the postings for OSU:

Spring 2018 ResiSTORE Volunteer Search
The ResiSTORE is a volunteer-run electronics store located in the basement of Dearborn Hall that serves the OSU community. The store is curated by OSU students to serve their needs, in addition to the rest of OSU's research labs other electronics needs. There are many reasons to volunteer! They range from after-hours access to the store for your own projects to learning about electronics (from customers and fellow volunteers), to input into the future of the store itself. Student volunteers are critical to the operation of the store. Volunteering is fun, easy, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes! A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more is certainly welcome.

Functional Programming Club
Hey students! Interested in functional programming but don't know where to start? Heard some of the buzz but don't know what functional programming is? Maybe just trying to upgrade your programming skills? Then join the Functional Programming Club at OSU. We are currently still in the process of getting everything cleared with the university but the more interest the better. Also, if you join early then you can have a hand in shaping the first few months of topics and meetings! All skill levels are welcome, from complete novice to Haskell expert, undergraduate to graduate. Please email youngjef@oregonstate.edu for details.

2018 Oregon Science Startup Forum: Learn to Fund Your Business
Saturday, April 28 | 9am to 5pm (breakfast and lunch provided) | Linus Pauling Science Center | $25 for students, postdocs, unemployed; $50 for general registration
The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship, hosted by the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society. Hear the startup experiences of science entrepreneurs from around Oregon. Learn from investors, intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses. Equip yourself with specific steps to start a successful science business.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Next-Generation Health Monitoring Systems with Flexible Electronics, Novel Algorithms and Secure Communications - University of Washington Bothell
The Research Experience for Undergraduates site in electrical engineering at the University of Washington Bothell plans to engage a diverse group of undergraduate (UG) students in interdisciplinary and collaborative research supervised by faculty members who have different but complementary specializations in biomedical engineering, signal processing and data security. The overarching theme of these projects is advancing the technologies for the development of reliable, low-cost and comfortable health monitoring devices having features such as delivering real-time data over the internet for remote care and cloud processing. The projects cover research problems in device and system fabrication; bio-signal processing; and data security and computing. Application deadline: April 20.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

President’s Commission on the Status of Women Scholarships
Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Summer and Fall term projects are now being accepted. The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to faculty, students, and staff who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $500. Applications are due Friday, May 4, with notification in Week 7. Please visit http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Karen Holmberg at karen.holmberg@oregonstate.edu.

Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship Program for College Students
Apriorit offers a $1000 educational technology grant for high school seniors and college freshmen who have been enrolled at a college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program this year. We want to support young people passionate about IT and planning to build their career in this field. Application deadline: July 1, 2018.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Kamala Raghavan Sadagopan
Wednesday, April 18 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 3114
WiFi-Backchannel Wireless Energy Harvester with Antenna-Rectifier-Boost Converter Co-design for Wireless Sensor Networks
Major Advisor: Arun Natarajan; Committee: Matthew Johnston, Un-Ku Moon, Andreas Weisshaar; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee

MS Final Examination – Thi Kim Phung Lai
Monday, April 23 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1114
Multiple Instance Learning for Histopathological Image Classification
Major Advisor: Raviv Raich; Committee: Jinsub Kim, Xiao Fu, Molly Megraw

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Sanket Jain
Monday, April 23 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Integrated receiver architectures tolerant to co-channel and in-band self-interfering blocker signals
Major Advisor: Arun Natarajan; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Andreas Weisshaar, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: William Warnes

EVENTS

Career Development Center Spring Professionalism Series & Career Expo Events

Networking Online & Off
Tuesday, April 17 | noon to 1 p.m. | SEC 112, Involvement Lounge
If the concept of “networking” has ever remotely confused you, or if this is a skill you’d like to grow in, this is the workshop for you. In this session, you’ll learn what networking is, why it’s important, how to do it, and how to begin building and maintaining your network of professional contacts.

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar
Thursday, April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Radiation Center Room C104
Samuel Briggs, Ph.D., will give a lecture on “Radiation Tolerance of FeCrAl Alloys for Light Water Reactor Fuel Cladding Applications.”

School of Nuclear Science and Engineering Faculty Candidate Seminar
Monday, April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Radiation Center Room C104
Izabela Gutowska, Ph.D., will give a lecture on “VHTR Air Ingress Mitigation System Development and Optimization Study.”

OSU Brand Symposium
University Relations and Marketing is hosting the second annual OSU Brand Symposium on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at The LaSells Stewart Center. Come hear from an exciting lineup of guest speakers that are sure to inspire and ignite creativity in the areas of diversity and inclusion, graphic design, media and film. Engineering faculty, staff, and students might be particularly interested in hearing Punam Mathur, former senior vice president for corporate diversity and community affairs at MGM Resorts. She will be speaking about creating inclusive environments in the work place. There is no cost for students to attend the four keynote sessions and students do not need to register (lunch is not included). Registration for faculty and staff is $30 and includes lunch and light refreshments.

Ignite TAO: Tech v9
Wednesday, April 25 | 5:30-8:30pm | Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. This Ignite is focused on all things tech. As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded innovation enthusiasts. Speaker applications are officially open and we encourage applicants to send in their forms, which are due by Friday, February 23rd.

Nike Technology College Experience
Friday, April 27 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Nike WHQ, Beaverton, OR
Want to serve athletes by creating the future of sport? Join Nike Technology for a day of networking with our leaders, learning about our internship and full-time opportunities, and competing in an innovation pitch where winning ideas will receive up to $150 in gift cards. While you are here, check out our world class campus and receive exclusive access to the Nike Company Employee Store. Apply now for this selective event by clicking http://tinyurl.com/ybjpj4zn. (UO & OSU transportation provided).

Workshop: Getting the Most From Undergraduate Research
Monday, April 30 | 5:30-7:00pm | LInC 303
Enhance your undergraduate research experience! Come learn how to market yourself as a researcher, where to present your research, and how to become an OSU Research or Arts Fellow! RSVP

SWE TEA
Saturday, May 5 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Johnson Hall 221 | $15
Join the Society of Women Engineers Student Chapter at the 2nd annual SWE Tea, an event that provides an opportunity for students to gather with their family, peers, and professionals in the community to celebrate women in engineering. The event will offer food, a keynote speaker, silent auction, and a College of Engineering campus tour. All students and families are encourged to attend!

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Engineering Job Club (Online version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, there’s one more thing that just got added to your to-do list: Find a job. Wondering how you’re supposed to fit this in with classes, capstone projects, and everything else going on? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the entire process down into manageable chunks. The series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Register in Handshake today! Series starts April 9th, but you’re welcome to jump in at any time. Engineering Job Club sign-up

Hand-Shaking Tips for Making the Right Impression
Take a moment to think about your handshake. When was the last time you shook someone’s hand? Why did you do it? Were you standing or sitting? Did the other person have a strong handshake? What impression did they make on you? Yes, the good, old-fashioned handshake can say a lot about you, and you should get it right in order to make your first impression count -- whether at an interview, meeting new people at your next conference or as part of your broader networking outreach. Inside Higher Ed

The 9 Rules of Work Email Etiquette Smart People Follow
It can be difficult to navigate the ins and outs of professional email etiquette. But it’s most likely the main way you connect with your boss and co-workers (besides, you know, in person). And that means every message you send is a chance to make a good impression...or a bad one. Here are nine rules of work email you must follow—if you want to keep your online reputation intact. The Muse

How Job Seekers Can Evaluate Organizational Culture
Whether you work for a small firm or a large corporation, how you fit in with the company's organizational culture can have a big effect on your overall job satisfaction and, in the long term, your career path. Robert Half

JOBS

Student Technical Assistant - OSU Sustainability Office
The OSU Sustainability Office seeks a student employee to assist with utility data requests and analyses, building controls technologies and development of reporting tools. Work will include software development with an emphasis on building automation tools and embedded systems. The Sustainability Office is part of University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations, the department responsible for development and maintenance of OSU’s infrastructure systems.

Student Information Technology - OSU Library
With a grant from the university, OSU Library is looking for a student web developer for the project of creating an online copyright wizard during the summer 2018. Under supervision, the hired student will: Design and develop the user interface of the wizard. Develop the front-end of the wizard (e.g., form) that exchanges data and information with the back-end database. Test the web application and brainstorm for improvement. Attend weekly meetings and engage in online communication with the team.

Math Learning Center Tutor
This recruitment will be used to fill part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services (Math Learning Center Tutor) positions for the Mathematics Department. Students go to the learning center to acquire help with math homework, complete exams, and to work on assignments. Tutors are employed to help tutor Mathematics students. Tutor Mathematics students in classes below MTH 254.

AgBiz Logic Source Code developer
AgBiz Logic, based in the Applied Economics Department at OSU, is seeking to hire two undergraduate or graduate students as web developers. Minimum requirements: enrolled as a full-time student, knowledge of Linux environment, Django, python and javascript. Preferred qualifications: PostgreSQL and nginx. The successful candidates must be based on the OSU campus, available to work 20 hours per week, and 40 hours per week during the summer. This position closes on April 16, 2018.

EECS Peer Mentor
This recruitment will be used to hire up to ten (maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Services/Peer Mentor positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the university. As a peer mentor the student will be expected to assist with mentoring current EECS students by allowing them to gain a fellow student’s perspective on ways to make the most out of the opportunities and classes available to EECS majors.

Teaching Assistant - OSU-Cascades
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) student Teaching Assistant positions at Oregon State University Cascades (OSU-Cascades) in Bend. This position will support academic faculty and specific courses at OSU-Cascades by grading, admin support and other tasks as needed by the supervising instructor.

Research Assistants - OSU-Cascades
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Technical Assistant positions at Oregon State University Cascades (OSU-Cascades) in Bend. Duties include research support through book/literature reviews and synthesis and publication research, data collection and/or analysis, and other related tasks. Other duties are performed specific to the funding and research topic.

Student Analyst, CASS Software Development Group
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff. These assignments are relative to the projects currently being done by the CASS. Students are expected to keep up with these assignments and to be able to finish them in a reasonable amount of time. They should be able to work in a team environment comprised of students and staff members.

Student Developer, CASS-Software Development Group
This position is responsible for reporting to work at scheduled time and reporting to their scheduled CASS manager. You will be working in a development environment. Each day, students receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor.

iOS Developer and Summer Intern
We are looking for a self-motivated iOS Developer to join our startup team. As a leading Developer, you will be working directly with Jia, a team of designers and hundreds of app testers to build an app based on the Rejection Therapy card game.

Cloud Tech Residency - Google
Google is excited to launch our inaugural 16 month rotational program within Cloud! We’re on a mission to completely change the world of enterprise computing. As a Cloud Tech Resident, you’ll not only have a front-row seat for the action — you’ll also be helping shape and execute strategies to help customers “go Google” for their core business. Our 3 month training will offer residents immediate growth and development opportunities through project-based learning. Our three 4 month project rotations will provide residents with on-the-job experience in different client-facing roles within Cloud Customer Engineering, Professional Services (PSO) and Cloud Support.

Software Engineer, PhD University Graduate - Google
Are you a PhD student graduating between now and December 2018 interested in software engineering at Google? Well you are in luck! PhDs who are completing their program and are available to start by December 2018 are encouraged to apply now!

Engineer - Non-Volatile Product Yield Enhancement - Micron Technology
As a Product Yield Enhancement (PYE) Engineer for Micron Technology, Inc., you will work with a team responsible for taking next generation devices from design to mass production. You will focus on driving test yield and product reliability at product introduction which allows for rapid production ramp and early time to market. Your primary areas of responsibility will use a combination of electrical and physical characterization techniques combined with statistical analysis to identify physical defects introduced by process level. Additionally, you will be responsible for communicating and coordinating backend yield improvement activities with Management, Product, Process, and Test Engineering.

Java/AEM Developer - CBT Nuggets
Work with internal teams on designing and developing web applications using the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) platform. We are looking for someone with heavy Java Skills. The AEM part is a like to have, but the biggest needs are: Java, Apache, JavaScript, OSGi, JCR.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Office of Enrollment Management Information Technology
This position serves as a member of the Enrollment Management IT staff which provides varying levels of support to the following departments: Admissions Office, Honors College, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Scholarships, Degree Partnership Programs, Office of the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, and Pre-College Programs. This position will serve as part of the Salesforce and Marketing Cloud team for Enrollment Management. This position provides expertise in the development, validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes. Responsible for resolving non-routine problems as they arise, serving as a resource to stakeholders across campus. Helps to translate technical information to non-technical people, and provide training when the need arises.

Product Quality Engineer - SIGMA DESIGN
SIGMA DESIGN is a fun, fast -paced engineering consulting company currently experiencing explosive growth. We are looking for Product Quality Engineer. Responsible for ensuring customers receive quality products through testing, tool specification, configuration, and implementation. Responsible for electrical test of page wide inkjet products from prototype through production.

Featured job opportunities in Handshake

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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