ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register for the EECS Graduation Celebration
GRADUATING?
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation Celebration. This event is shorter and more personal than the University wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our department. Be a part of the celebration!
REGISTRATION
Graduating EECS students from Oregon State wanting to participate in the School of EECS Graduation Celebration MUST register before MAY 31.

IN THE NEWS

Engineering faculty honored for research
Six faculty received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program awards totaling $3.3 million. Career awards support young faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research and excellent education. EECS CAREER award recpients are Danny Dig, Arun Natarajan and Stephen Ramsey. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Bumper year for CAREER awards
It was a bumper year for professors earning the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University’s College of Engineering. Danny Dig, Arun Natarajan and Stephen Ramsey all received awards this year, bringing the grand total to 21 for the school. EECS

Naked Labs enters the fitness tech fray with body-scanning mirror
A San Francisco startup called Naked Labs began taking preorders for its 3-D body scanning system today. CEO and co-founder Farhad Farahbakhshian (MSEE '08) says the company’s Naked 3D Fitness Tracker was designed for individuals or families who want to measure their progress on physical fitness goals, over time, with objective data. TechCrunch

OSU Ecampus can make dreams come true in computer science
Some people know exactly what their future holds, while others are happy to fly by the seat of their pants. And then there are those who pick up a magazine and start reading a “top 50 jobs in the U.S.” article and think, “Now that’s what I want to do.” That’s precisely how Justin Ihara discovered his dream job. Oregon Stater Magazine

NVIDIA co-founder receives alumni award
Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA, is honored this week by the Oregon State University Alumni Association at the 35th Annual Spring Awards. Huang is receiving the E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award for his significant contributions and accomplishments within the society and the university. EECS News

OSU Alumni Association grants high honors to three
The E.B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award will go to Jen-Hsun Huang, a 1984 engineering graduate who is co-founder, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. In 2015, Harvard Business Review named Huang the fourth-best performing chief executive officer in the world in his field. OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Why Tech Leaders Are Following Google to Portland
Between 2010 and 2013, Portland’s tech talent pool increased by 28 percent, which was a faster rate than Silicon Valley, where the talent pool grew only 20.8 percent. Hewlett Packard, eBay, Salesforce, New Relic and Airbnb are just a few of the tech companies with offices in Portland. But the city has plenty of its own tech companies, giving it the nickname “Silicon Forest.” The city is the hometown of Tripwire, Digital Trends and Cloudability, as well as numerous other startups and corporations in a variety of industries. This has created a culture of innovation in Northwest Oregon that makes new companies want to locate there. Entrepreneur

Intel ventures into reality TV as it seeks markets beyond PCs
Intel's latest effort to expand beyond its core PC market has taken an unlikely turn onto reality television, where Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich joins celebrity guests and technology inventors on a cable TV show called "America's Greatest Makers." The Oregonian

Fast-growing tech firm moves into larger Portland digs
When San Francisco accounting software firm inDinero opened its Portland outpost about a year ago, the startup originally had three employees here. Now its Portland headcount is up over 60 and on the way to double that in the next year-and-a-half. Portland Business Journal

Intel planning for thousands of job cuts, internal sources say
Sources indicate this year's cutbacks will be considerably larger than layoffs last year, when Intel eliminated more than 1,100 U.S. jobs after anticipated sales growth failed to materialize. Its Oregon headcount is at a record high, 19,500, up 5 percent since last summer as the company ramps up work inside a new, multibillion-dollar Hillsboro research factory called D1X. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

ACT-W Portland: A Conference to Advance the Careers of Technical Women
April 22-24, Portland State University ($20 for students)
As the Portland tech scene continues to grow, more and more opportunities for both current and future professionals are added every day. ACT-W is designed to help women professionals network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet tech and business mentors, learn from our speakers, build both technical and social skills, and exchange experiences.

Computer Science Projects from MindSumo
MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com.

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/.

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.

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

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

Computer science virtual career fair
Wednesday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Oregon State Ecampus is partnering with the OSU Career Development Center and OSU Alumni Association to offer a series of virtual career fairs for OSU students and alumni. As an attendee, you have the ability to explore employer information and opportunities. Choose which employers you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one text-based conversations directly with a recruiter at those organizations. You can share your background, experience, resume and ask questions. Maximize your time in the event by getting in line to chat with representatives from more than one company at a time.

ACT-W Portland: A Conference to Advance the Careers of Technical Women
April 22-24, Portland State University ($20 for students)
As the Portland tech scene continues to grow, more and more opportunities for both current and future professionals are added every day. ACT-W is designed to help women professionals network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet tech and business mentors, learn from our speakers, build both technical and social skills, and exchange experiences.

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

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

Landing an internship has become way more important and complex than anyone's acknowledging
Internships are now a critical cog in the recruiting wheel for Fortune 500 companies and many smaller companies, too. Today employers hire as full-time workers around 50 percent of the interns who had worked for them before they graduated, according to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. At large companies (more than 10,000 employees) and in some industries (construction, consulting, accounting, and scientific services) the share of interns who get full-time offers is growing every year, and closer to 75 percent at several of them. LinkedIn

5 Distracting Hand Gestures You Don't Even Realize You're Doing (But Really Need to Stop)
Gestures can help you when you’re speaking, or undermine you and your message. I’ve seen lots of sales pitches and business speakers, and I’ve kept a log of the worst offenders. On a scale of one to 10, these small actions range from being distracting to potentially damaging a person’s image in the minds of the audience. The Muse

Career Advice Nobody Tells You
Advice I wish someone had shared with me before I started my first job. Quick and Dirty Tips

Critical Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day
Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive. LinkedIn

JOBS

Student App Developer - OSU SportUp Club
OSU student-athlete senior is looking for an EECS student to collaborate with on an athletic related app project. The app, called REVIVE, is a product of the OSU SportUp Club, which helps develop business ideas related to athletics and create and market the project with the help of investors. This app focuses on tracking athletic performance and recovery, and aims to bridge the communication gap between coach and athlete. This app is the first of its kind, and will be revolutionary in the athletic world. REVIVE will be featured on PAC12 networks and within the OSU athletic department media, and would be a great experience with unique networking potential for an OSU student app developer. If you are interested, please contact Maureen Tremblay at tremblma@oregonstate.edu, or view the app promo video at https://vimeo.com/159620765 to see more.

Summer undergraduate research assistants (URAs)
URAs needed for Assembly Planning research. Computer science students are sought this summer to join a research group under the direction of Prof. Matt Campbell working on an AI system to plan the assembly of complex industrial products. URAs will work in lab in Rogers Hall for the summer with a team of 4 researchers and three industrial partners (GE, CAT, and ESI North America). Your summer efforts will include working with virtual reality, complex 3D models, and the .NET environment. URAs are expected to work from 10 to 30 hours per week. To apply, send you resume to matt.campbell@oregonstate.edu

Student Information Technology (COSINE Helpdesk) Student
Cosine IT Services is hiring for a student helpdesk position that starts next fall. 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. The student must have at least two years left in their program and be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours.

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/imce/programs/student_admin_business_analyst.pdf. Questions can be sent to: GraduateEducationToolkit@oregonstate.edu.

Electrical Manufacturing Engineer Intern - FLIR
Main responsibilities will include process development/documentation, production support, and new product development for all levels of our airborne gimbal products. Sample projects and responsibilities include: Design and implement automated tests for electromechanical sub-assemblies. Assess and improve PCBA tests for increased coverage and debug. Convert proprietary C application from WinXP to Win7. Analyze and improve PCBA electrical failure analysis process and equipment. Assist in the launch of new products.

Autodesk Summer Internship Positions
As a summer intern in Autodesk's Product Development Group, you will work as part of the Strategy & Research team to develop software prototypes that demonstrate the use of existing and emerging technology to solve problems in design for a wide range of customers. Project topics focus on design intelligence and decision-making within a multi-disciplinary design collaboration environment. The aim of the various projects is to develop methods that will automate tasks within and between design and manufacturing. Some of the projects will include work within additive manufacturing and advanced materials. The student interns will work with the Autodesk technical team to define, design, implement, demonstrate, and present their work and results over the course of the internship.

Intern, Analog - Mixed-Signal (ADC) IC - Nokia
In this role, you will be responsible for designing innovative Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits for use in an Analog-Digital Converter (ADC) that will be used in the delivery of a disruptive transceiver chipset. Disruptive RF design techniques are warranted to address the proliferation of 5G, to be supported by cost-effective hardware. As a member of the NET RFIC team, you will be an active contributor to team goals and, therefore, have a proven track record of professionalism. You enjoy working independently but, with an introspective critical viewpoint of conventional design techniques. As Intern, Mixed-Signal (ADC) IC you will effectively communicate your design ideas to fellow designers and to Lead Architect.

Intern, Analog / RF IC - Nokia
In this role, you will be responsible for designing innovative Analog and Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs) that will be used in the delivery of a disruptive transceiver chipset. Disruptive RF design techniques are warranted to address the proliferation of 5G, to be supported by cost- effective hardware. As a member of the NET RFIC team, you will be an active contributor to team goals and, therefore, have a proven track record of professionalism. You enjoy working independently but, with an introspective critical viewpoint of conventional design techniques. As Intern, RF IC you will effectively communicate your design ideas to fellow designers and to Lead Architect.

Basefit Software Developer/Entrepreneurship Internship - Cambia
This software development engineer will be a member of Cambia’s Innovation Force, a small focused team that analyzes and posits elegant solutions to complex problems in the healthcare industry. Responsibilities include rapid prototyping of multiple solutions to a specific problem and iterative refinement of solutions with consumer response. The position requires frequent interaction and effective communication within a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

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.

Process Engineer - Hitachi
The Process Engineer I main objective is to provide process engineering support to SED's various demonstration labs, customer activities, and development programs. The employee must be willing to travel to Japan for a 1-3 month training assignment if necessary. This is a developmental position. Engineer is initially spending approximately 75% of their time in training and under close supervision while typically receiving detailed instructions for most tasks. Position is expected to acquire job skills, learn company policies and procedures, perform routine tasks, enhance process development skills and acquire hardware proficiency.

Junior Software Engineer - Kronos
You will take on junior level responsibilities in a tightly knit lean/agile team practicing XP. We build distributed cloud-based & on-premise enterprise solutions for the clinical & hospital vertical. We work on the Windows platform, and our tools are C#, JavaScript, Microsoft ASP.NET, and SQL. You will be mentored intensively and given a constantly growing level of responsibility as your programming and design skills rapidly develop.

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.

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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