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KUDOS

The paper, “Discriminative clustering with cardinality constraints,” authored by Anh Pham, Raviv Raich, and Xiaoli Z. Fern, received a Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

Congratulations to the students who participated in another successful Spring HWeekend on April 14-15, sponsored by HP. Photos from the event are on the EECS Flickr page. Results:

  • 1st Executor - Auto PCB Etcher
    Timothy Wellette, Rijen Shonka, Adam Ibrahim, Anson Davis, Calvin Gagliano
  • 2nd Executor - Audio Vis
    Austin Dibble, Alicia Nunziato
  • 3rd Executor - Cutting Thing
    Noah Cooke, Brian Mulch, Calder Wilson, Mafei Xiang, Danny Mai
  • Helping Hand - The Breakfast Club
    Forest Giardina, Mandy Kiger, Matt Shilling, Wei Hao Kuang, Kyle Prouty
  • InnovationX Award - The Bloom Box
    Blake Le, Stephen More, Anthony Sabatino, Malia Bonte, Robert Yolas

IN THE NEWS

Fossilized algae hold promise for improved food safety testing
Researchers have used the fossilized remains of algae to take a key step toward being able to more sensitively detect harmful contaminants in food. The work by Alan Wang of Oregon State University's College of Engineering and collaborators in China involved diatomite, which is derived from fossilized cell walls of diatoms, and gold nanoparticles. Wang and researchers at two universities in China - Liaoning Shihua University and Shandong University of Science and Technology - constructed a "lab on a chip" photonic crystal device that successfully monitored histamine in salmon and tuna. Phys.org, OSU news release

OSU computer science graduates find jobs in Bend
Erin Peacock is among a small but growing number of home-grown computer science graduates that OSU-­Cascades is pushing toward Central Oregon employers hungry for software developers. Employers say OSU-­Cascades graduates are trained according to their needs — they just want more of them. Computer science instructor Yong Bakos wants OSU-Cascades to have a reputation beyond Central Oregon. “I want OSU-Cascades’ computer science program to be the best in the world,” he said. “I came here to reinvent computer science education.” The Bulletin

College of Business eliminates professional school
Recently, the College of Engineering administration has began to discuss the removal of their professional school. “We’re making some curricular changes at the same time,” Ashford said. “So my goal would be that we will have done a lot of leg work this year and then we start really seeing what it looks like and getting the approvals next year.” A significant portion of the reason these changes are beginning to occur within the university, Ashford said, is thanks to the new budget model OSU has implemented this year. The Daily Barometer

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

SolarWorld's sale saves hundreds of Hillsboro jobs
SolarWorld sold its facility Wednesday to a California rival, SunPower, which said it made the deal to get around tariffs the president imposed this winter on imported solar panels. SunPower will move some of its advanced production to Hillsboro, which will make production there more competitive. The Oregonian

Intel unveils new threat security technology
First, the company unveiled Intel Threat Detection Technology, which allows threat detection to happen within the silicon. The company is talking two of the technology's capabilities: The first is called Accelerated Memory Scanning, developed in partnership with Microsoft and its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection antivirus program. This capability allows the integrated Intel graphics processor within the computing system to scan the system memory for malware. The second capability is called Advanced Platform Telemetry, which allows for monitoring of processor activity and combines it with machine learning algorithms to detect threats. In addition to the technology announcements, Intel will beef up partnerships with academia to boost the number of security professionals entering the workforce. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

New course for Fall 2018: ECE 599 - Advanced Power Electronics
My name is Yue Cao, and I am an incoming assistant professor in the Energy Systems Group. This is continuation of ECE 431/531 and will cover additional topics and/or explore further on previously touched topics. The course will also be supplementary to or co-requisite of other courses such as ECE 438/538 and ECE 432/532, which will be offered in the subsequent quarters. A tentative course description: Advanced topics in power electronics control and modulation, circuit topologies, power quality, inductor and transformer design, power semiconductor devices, gate drives, and thermal design. Numerous application examples such as dc-ac multilevel inverters, switched-capacitor dc-dc converters, resonant converters, wideband gap (SiC and GaN) devices, etc. The course is currently listed for MW 2-4 PM under CRN 19268. I welcome your registration once it is open.

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.

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.

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.

EVENTS

Career Development Center Spring Professionalism Series & Career Expo Events

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!

Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification
Friday, May 11 | 9am-12pm | MU Multipurpose Room 13 | Free
Enhance your teamwork and leadership skills in a hands-on workshop from the premier business methodology used by Fortune 500 companies. Hosted by the US Navy as part of Navy Visibility Day. Please note: Students are required to pre-register to navy.lss@uwgny.com. This is so that the US Navy is able to manage the number of attendees as well as prep the completion certificates ahead of time. This is not a drop-in event. Students must be available for the full duration of the event.

DevOps DayCamp
Saturday, May 12 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | 1001 Kelley Engineering Center | Free, including lunch
DevOps DayCamp is a follow-up event to DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff. The hands-on workshop is designed to teach participants DevOps, a program development process that includes building, testing, and releasing software. If you didn't attend BootCamp in the Fall, it will be helpful if you become familiar with the content that was covered there (found in the DevOps website). Bring your laptop. Free pizza lunch!

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Six Insider Tips For Landing A Job Right Out Of College
There’s nothing more sure-fire than these common-sense strategies. Boring as they may seem, you need to get these right. They’re a way to train yourself in the etiquette of being a professional, no matter the field. Somewhere along the road from application to interview, this kind of prep work is going to make the difference — and set you apart. Forbes

35 Things to Do for Your Career by 35
But when it comes to your career, there are some things that we do recommend getting started on sooner rather than later. Not because some all-knowing career god out there says you have to, but because you’ll make your professional future—not to mention day-to-day work life—a whole lot easier. The Muse

These Common Reference Myths Are Hurting Your Job Search
In the job search process, everyone recognizes the importance of having an up-to-date resume, a great cover letter and a professional LinkedIn profile page. While much time and effort is (and should be) spent on these aspects, many professionals do not put as much time and thought into their list of references as they should. U.S. News & World Report

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

JOBS

COSINE Helpdesk Student
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. Fields support requests via walk-in, email or over the phone. Researches, troubleshoots and answers computing questions; instructs where needed. Builds and repairs computers; troubleshoots operating systems and application errors. Documents requests and reports issues.

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.

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.

EE Project Engineer - Samata Consulting
Are you a highly-motivated self-starter who takes ownership, follows up, and is technically sound? Are you looking for a position where you can use your superb Project Management, Organization, and Interpersonal skills? We’re are Consulting Engineers who provide Electrical Engineering services with technical expertise and excellent client satisfaction, located in Portland, OR. Responsibilities: Complete Electrical Engineering and Construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling all elements of projects. Reviews project plans and proposals to develop project objectives. Oversees and coordinates technical aspects of project, providing technical expertise. Maintains project integrity and reputation through compliance with state and federal regulations.

Software Development Engineer - CASS
The Center for Applied Systems & Software (CASS) is seeking a Systems Development Engineer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. This position is involved in enterprise software and systems engineering and requires considerable independent judgment. The individual in this position, and the student software development team that they manage, provide custom software solutions that support academic and non-academic units at OSU, as well as state agencies and other clients.

Electrical Engineer-Entry Level - Boeing
The Boeing Company is now hiring Entry Level Electrical Engineers. Boeing Commercial Airplanes is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to our customers and a superior flying experience to their customers. This Entry Level opportunity is located in Everett, Washington. We are looking for energetic, creative, and self-driven Electrical Engineers to work on Commercial Aircraft Electric Systems. The candidate will work in a collaborative, exciting environment supporting new products, improving existing products, and/or supporting our fleet of airplanes in service. The job offers the opportunity to be mentored by senior engineers and work with world class experts across functions (design, suppliers, manufacturing, and in-service support).

Network Admin / Programmer - Gene Tools
A small biotech company in Philomath, Oregon, is looking for a full-time, in-house person to administer networks and perform general IT duties. The custom nature of our research equipment necessitates some programming as well. Responsibilities and Duties: network administration; manage information technology and computer systems; plan, build, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations; ensure security of data, network access and backup systems; coordinate outside consultants; assist in-house users.

Computer Science Instructor - Renton Technical College
As a Computer Science Instructor, you know what it takes to become a full-stack developer. You bring your passion for coding to the classroom by teaching multiple programming languages, software development, database design, and web applications in our certificate and associate degree programs. You collaborate with colleagues in RTC's Information Technology area of study to make sure that students learn both hardware and software in our newly updated curriculum. You demonstrate a commitment to student success through equitable teaching and learning excellence; a vision for creating a progressive Computer Science program that supports industry needs; and an aptitude for building inclusive relationships with the community.

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.

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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