ANNOUNCEMENTS

Undergraduate Expo registration extended
Registration for Undergraduate Expo has been extended until 11:59 p.m. today April 17. Your Senior Design/Capstone professor or group project team should select a team captain. The team captain is responsible for submitting your team’s poster and registering for the expo. All team members should review the website for important deadlines along with information on poster guidelines, expo schedule, awards being offered, and contact information for questions regarding set up. REGISTER NOW.

IN THE NEWS

Social Media Tools Can Reinforce Stigma And Stereotypes
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed new software to analyze social media comments, and used this tool in a recent study to better understand attitudes that can cause emotional pain, stigmatize people and reinforce stereotypes. In particular, the scientists studied comments and sentiments expressed about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. "As a society it's like we're learning a new skill of text communication, and we don't fully understand or reflect on its power to affect so many people in ways that we may not have intended," said Nels Oscar, an OSU graduate student in the College of Engineering and lead author on the study. Science Daily Also: University Herald, KTVZ, Science Newsline, Facebook

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

These 25 companies pay the best salaries in America. 5 have strong Oregon presences
Want to work for one of the best-paying companies in the United States? First, you should be in the tech industry or in business consulting. And you should either be living in or want to move to Silicon Valley. Most of the companies are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, at least five big-named companies have outlets — Portland offices and Central and Northern Oregon data centers — in the Beaver State. Portland Business Journal

Boeing will lay off hundreds of engineers as sales slow
Boeing plans to lay off hundreds of engineers in Washington state and other locations -- and may eliminate more jobs later this year as the planemaker contends with slowing aircraft sales. The latest workforce reduction, which should take effect June 23, follows a separate exodus of 1,500 mechanics and 305 engineers and technical workers who agreed to leave voluntarily earlier this year. The Oregonian

Puppet's CEO on his new job: 'All the potential to become a big company'
Puppet, Oregon's biggest young tech company, replaced nearly all its top leadership last year. It wasn't that the business was coming apart, according to Sanjay Mirchandani, the Portland company's new chief executive. Rather, things were starting to come together. The Oregonian

After major restructuring, Intel loses just 1 percent of Oregon workers
Intel’s Oregon footprint has only shrunk slightly amid the vast restructuring announced last year. The chip giant employs 19,300 people at its campuses in Washington County, according to spokeswoman Liz Shipley. That number is down 1 percent from last year when Intel hit an Oregon high of 19,500 workers. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

President’s Commission on the Status of Women Mentorship Award
University Mentoring and Professional Development Award: PCOSW seeks nominations for the 2017 University Mentoring and Professional Development Award. This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes any classified, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups or non-traditional careers. The deadline for nominations is May 1.

Hack Your World with Amazon Alexa
April 6 - May 7
This challenge invites you to build an Alexa skill that will improve sustainability or accessibility around us (choose one challenge). The top two Alexa skills in the sustainability category and the top two Alexa skills in the accessibility category each receive $400 and an Amazon Echo.
Sustainability challenge:
Build an Alexa skill that promotes a sustainable lifestyle and empowers Alexa users to make a change in the way they live. For example, an Alexa skill that compares the carbon footprint generated by catching the bus versus driving a car.
Accessibility challenge:
Build an Alexa skill that makes life on your university campus easier for those who may not experience it the way you do. For example, an Alexa skill that gives users directions optimized for someone using a wheelchair or scooter.

Volunteers Needed – Wave Lab Open House
Are you interested in learning more about the Wave Lab? Volunteer for the Spring Family Weekend Open House and you can become an expert wave lab tour guide. The Wave Lab is hosting an open house Saturday May 6th 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 PM and 2:00 to 4:30 PM. Tour guide trainings are scheduled from 11:00-12:00 AM May 2nd and 2:00 – 3:00 PM on the 3rd, 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/view-2017-spring-family-weekend.

OSU Chapter - Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W)
Anyone interested in supporting the advocacy of women in CS is invited participate in the chapter's bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm in KEC 1005, starting this spring. Everyone is encouraged to participate; membership is free and not required to participate in the meetings. Questions? Contact faculty advisor Jennifer Parham-Mocello or chair Stephanie Allison Hughes.

Looking for ResiSTORE Volunteers! (Formerly IEEE Store / Robotics Club Store)
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.

Intel AI Deep Learning Technical Seminar
Wednesday, April 19 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM | KEC 1001
Learn the fundamentals of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence focused on newly optimized frameworks for Intel Architecture like Neon, Caffe, and Theano from professional and academic experts. Register now to save your seat! Limited availability.

Volunteer for the 2017 Undergraduate Expo
The College of Engineering needs volunteers to help on May 18th and 19th!
The Engineering Expo is only possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers. We need your help setting up furniture, posting signs, distributing supplies and materials, answering questions from exhibitors and attendees. Volunteer for 2 hours and receive a free T-shirt!

Spring 2017 HWeekend - Impact Oregon!
HWeekend returns April 22-23! This free hardware development competition, sponsored by the College of Engineering, College of Business, and InnovationX, brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new. Students work together in teams to create a marketable project they can demonstrate and pitch to judges at the end of the weekend. The theme for this event is Impact Oregon! Come together with a group of friends to make something that is uniquely Oregon or could help Oregon citizens. Applications are closed, but you can still participate by showing up on Friday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Austin Hall to pitch your idea for a product. More info: webpage, video.

Rohde & Schwarz Engineering Competition
April 1 - 25
Better, faster, further! Develop the future of video distribution! Rohde & Schwarz is searching for the champions of signal processing and software optimization worldwide. Build a team of electrical and software engineers. Compete against others and show your expertise. The participants of the competition will enhance (for the highest performance) the software-based DVB-T2-Coder, based on the open source GNU Radio project. Join in and win up to $3,000 per team. All finalists will be invited to the finals in Munich, Germany.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Biomedical Sciences Seminar: Mining dense, dynamic, personal data clouds to enhance health
Tuesday, April 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Magruder 102
Nathan Price, Associate Director and Professor, Institute for Systems Biology
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

Faculty Search Colloquium: Improving Internet Robustness
Friday April 21 | 11:00 AM. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
Ramakrishnan Durairajan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

EVENTS

Oregon State University & NVIDIA - A GPU Deep Learning Workshop
Tuesday, April 18 | 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Attend to learn the latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered machine learning in your applications. You’ll explore widely used open-source frameworks running on NVIDIA’s latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms. NVIDIA GPUs are the world's fastest and most efficient accelerators delivering world record application performance. This Deep Learning workshop will introduce students to GPU Accelerated Frameworks such as Caffe, Google TensorFlow, Python and Torch using a Hands-on lab approach. After the course, researchers will be able to use Deep Learning to help solve many big data problems such as computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing. Seating is limited to the first 40 people.

Science Pub Portland: Designing Robots
Tuesday, April 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Empirical Theater at OMSI
Designing Robots to Walk and Run
With Jonathan Hurst, PhD, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University
Designing passive dynamics, which are generated by the mechanical hardware, and software control algorithms together in tight integration can drastically improve the performance of a machine as measured by efficiency, agility, and robustness to disturbances.

Intel AI Deep Learning Technical Seminar
Wednesday, April 19 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM | KEC 1001
Learn the fundamentals of Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence focused on newly optimized frameworks for Intel Architecture like Neon, Caffe, and Theano from professional and academic experts. Register now to save your seat! Limited availability.

Biomedical Engineering Society Industry Panel Event
Thursday, April 20 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Memorial Union Horizon Room
The goal of this event is to provide students interested in Biomedical Engineering the opportunity to present research, network, learn about professionals in the industry, get answers to graduate school questions and gain valuable advice about life after graduation in the biotech industry. Event includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages, a student poster session, a panel of five industry members, and networking time. Please arrive in business casual attire.

Computer Science Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, May 3 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
This online chat will connect you directly with organizations from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone or tablet. Our online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations. Share your background and experience, and get all your questions answered.

Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
Thursday, May 4 | LaSells Stewart Center
As part of OSU’s inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week (May 1-5), the Graduate School is hosting a university-wide Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. These two events provide an opportunity for graduate students from all colleges and majors to demonstrate and celebrate their scholarship, research and creative activities in a supportive environment.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

11 Life Lessons Every Professional Should Know (Before It’s Too Late)
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about how work can impact life, and vice versa. I’ve seen what helps me get ahead, and what holds me back. I’ve learned what to do, and what not to do. If I could turn back time, there are plenty of things I would have done differently. Here are 11 things I wish I knew when I first started working (that you’re not too late to pick up!). The Muse

My Team Reviews 1,000,000 Resumes a Year and These Are the People Who Stand Out
Does standing out really help you get hired? And is there such a thing as being too different? The answer is yes — to both. The Muse

How NOT to Contact Recruiters on LinkedIn
Jobseekers should be careful to leverage their network without taking advantage of it. Most have the purest intentions in mind and aren’t even aware that their request may not be received in the best light, so this list is written to help jobseekers make the best possible impression when networking with recruiters on LinkedIn. Undercover Recruiter

JOBS

Career Expo Spring 2017
The Career Expo is taking place in just a few weeks, and we can’t wait! We have planned over a week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in our multi-location career convention and two virtual fairs. The career expo provides students with the opportunity to interact with hundreds of employers who want to hire OSU students. This term, the Career Development Center is hosting the following events:

Student Developer - CASS-SDG
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, developers receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor. 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. Required: basic computer experience; development experience in one or more of the following languages: C#, C++, SQL, HTML, XML, or JAVA; at least 9 months of schooling left.

Student Analyst - CASS-SDG
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, analysts 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. Required: basic computer experience; experience or understanding of basic project management and testing methodologies; has worked on or understands building software system requirements; at least 9 months of schooling left.

Student Media Communications Coordinator - CASS/OSL
Duties: Compose short-form content, such as blog posts, articles, news stories, and press releases with assistance from the EECS media team. Updating CASS and OSL website content with text and photos. Manage social media accounts, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Work with the CASS media team to create succinct, compelling promotional material for a variety of advertising platforms. Copy Editing, Willing to learn basic programming skills to implement website content changes. Conduct interviews and communicate with industry partners for content information and outreach. Provide other assistance to the CASS media team as needed, particularly for events.

Student Media Events Coordinator - CASS/OSL
Duties: Organize internal and networking-based (often annual) events pre-established by CASS and the OSL and create new events as they are needed or requested. Host events, from setup to tear down, which often take place outside of regularly scheduled hours. Design artwork for posters and graphics with a preferred focus in Adobe workshop. Work with the CASS media team to create succinct, compelling promotional material for a variety of advertising platforms. Perform outreach tasks to expand CASS/OSL connections and event attendees.

AgBiz Web Developer
AgBiz Logic, based out of 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. Closes April 24.

Student Information Technology (COSINE Helpdesk)
Members of the Cosine helpdesk are the first line of technical support for the Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, Education and a few departments in the College of Agriculture at Oregon State University. Cosine is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. The helpdesk is staffed by approximately ten part-time student workers and the help desk supervisor. There are five other full-time Cosine employees who support the back-end infrastructure.

Student Web Programmer / Office Assistant - OSU Student Affairs
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 10 hours per week) Web Programmer/Office Assistant position for the Student Affairs Communications & Marketing. Working with a small team to create and manage websites related to the student experience. Creating web content for various sites using HTML and CSS. Implementing accessible design. Entering website content and data into Drupal. Providing office support by assisting with occasional projects. Closes April 18.

Student Information Technology Pool (IT Consultant) - OSU Information Services
Members of the IS Service Desk are the first line of technical support for Community Network clients and students, staff & faculty at Oregon State University. Client Services is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Client Services is a diverse organization made up of 50+ student employees and 20 full-time staff working in three primary functional areas: Service Desk, Community Network and Campus Labs.

HPE Developer Tools Software Engineering Intern - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE is looking for a passionate software developer who is interested in developing tools for developers in the HPE Converged Infrastructure environment to significantly reduce inefficiency in the developer lifecycle end-to-end. The ideal candidate is someone that enjoys taking on a variety of tasks helping to design, build and grow Developer Tools solutions and environments for the development community. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision, learn new skills while improving on existing ones. This candidate will be passionate about DevOps practices and Agile (SCRUM) values.

Systems Engineer Intern - Radisys
We are currently looking for multiple Systems Engineering Interns for a summer position that could potentially turn into a long-term employment opportunity. This isn’t a standard paper-stapling internship…we want to learn as much from you as you learn from us about how to manage a growing high-tech service department. Ideal candidates will have a combination of software and hardware interest along with a strong desire to handle complex challenges and the communication skills to translate and act in often ambiguous situations. We are blazing new trails in our industry, and your ideas might be the ones we need to take Radisys to the next level.

Data Pipeline Engineering Intern - HP
Are you a highly motivated, innovative person who wants to work on the cutting edge of the commercial printing industry? The HP PageWide Web Press team is driving the transition from traditional offset printing to digital. We are looking for talented engineers to join us in delivering the most reliable, supportable, and productive digital presses in the industry. The successful candidate MUST be currently pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree and have the following qualifications: Completed three years of engineering coursework; Major focus in Electrical and Computer Systems; Printed circuit assembly design skills; Ability to understand and follow written technical instructions; Software development skills; Expected degree completion Spring or Summer 2018.

College Inventory Student Worker - Intel
This internship would be best suited for an undergraduate computer science student. This position will be involved with electronic component inventory management.

Success Agent - Salesforce
The Salesforce Developer Success team is comprised of highly skilled technical engineers who have a passion for making customers successful. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide feature explanation and coding best practices. Manage internal and external customer expectations and experience in a way that results in high customer satisfaction. Develop and maintain technical expertise in assigned areas of product functionality and utilize that expertise effectively to help customers. Create knowledge materials dedicated toward operational efficiency while also empowering and enabling the Salesforce community.

Triage Agent - Salesforce
Cooperatively liaise with others to achieve productivity standards & an unrivaled customer service. Communicate effectively and sensitively to Salesforce customers from across the globe. Commit to support quality and excellence in customer service including confidentiality. The technical support triage agent will be responsible for, but not limited to assisting with the following requests: Technical Support triage skills to capture all necessary information when recording an incident. Customer support tools - phone/ email/ chat. Provide basic entry level technical support in a timely manner. Work in a live ticketing system environment (Salesforce CRM). Follow up and settle to satisfactory conclusion all customer requests.

IT Project Coordinator - OSU Graduate School
The IT Project Coordinator works with Graduate School leadership, staff and stakeholders to assess, define, strategically re-design, coordinate the implementation and validation of key Grad School processes. Further, this position identifies project priorities and determines the best tools meet to process requirements, budget considerations and campus partner impacts. The IT Project Coordinator will work with the Graduate School IT team and other OSU IT teams to implement and maintain projects in Salesforce and other university systems. They will also provide user training and support, maintain system documentation and supervise / mentor 2 student employees. Closes: April 23.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering | Sonoma State University
The Department of Engineering Science within the School of Science & Technology (SST) at Sonoma State University (SSU) is seeking a highly motivated teacher/scholar at the Assistant Professor level to start in August 2017. The Department of Engineering Science offers a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with specializations in electronics and communications and a master's degree with specializations in communications and photonics, and computer hardware and software systems. The successful candidate will teach electrical engineering courses and laboratories at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Application deadline: April 17.

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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