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OSU EECS Minute - Graduate Nadia Payet
Nadia Payet received her Ph.D. in computer science from Oregon State in 2011. She is currently a senior software engineer at Google. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Job Outlook: Employers Maintain Fall Hiring Projections
NACE’s Job Outlook 2017 Spring Update found that employers anticipate hiring 5 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2017 than they hired from the Class of 2016. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Science, Engineering and Health Ph.D.s: Where Are They Now?
The National Science Board, the policy arm of the National Science Foundation, Wednesday released an interactive infographic designed to help educators, students, policy makers and business leaders understand career opportunities for those with doctorates in science, engineering and health fields. The graphic allows users to see the number of Ph.D.s working in 26 fields within academe, government and industry, and how career paths change over time. Demographic breakdowns include those by gender and ethnicity. Data on job duties and satisfaction also are available. Inside Higher Ed

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.

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!

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

2016-2017 Grace Wu Memorial Award
A student assistance fund in memory of Grace Wu, former Assistant Director of Personnel Services, was established in 1983. Academic criteria or financial need will not be a consideration in the selection of a recipient. Rather, the recipient should be in good academic standing and must have made outstanding contributions to the campus and community, as well as having shown unbiased leadership. The amount of the award is $400 and the selection criteria are as follows: Recipient must be a full-time student in good academic standing attending Oregon State University. Recipient must have sophomore, junior or senior class standing as of spring term 2016. Recipient must demonstrate unbiased leadership. Recipient must make outstanding contributions to campus and community life.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Yuting Xi
Thursday, April 27 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 4107
Optofluidic Sensing from Inkjet-Printed Droplets on Diatom Biosilica
Major Advisor: Alan Wang; Committee: Larry Cheng, Matthew Johnston; GCR: Zhenxing Feng

PhD Final Examination – Ratanak So
Friday, April 28 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEC 1007
Validation of Wave Energy Converter Models and the Development of Control Strategies in WEC-Sim
Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Julia Zhang, Belinda Batten; GCR: Janet Nishihara

MS Final Exam – Songtao Wang
Monday, May 1 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Characteristics of FSO Channel in the WIFO Project
Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Alan Wang, Arun Natarajan

PhD Final Exam – Mohammad Amin Alipour
Monday, May 1 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 4107
Leveraging Generated Tests
Major Advisor: Alex Groce; Committee: Marinov Darko, Martin Erwig, Danny Dig, Carlos Jensen, Cindy Grimm

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

UO CIS Colloquium: Making Virtual Reality Visualization Real
Tuesday April 25 | 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
Bernd Hentschel, RWTH Aachen University
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

UO CIS Graduate Research: A Two-Mode Security Framework for the Smart Home
Thursday April 27 | : 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
Brian Gravelle, University of Oregon
Devkishen Sisodia, University of Oregon
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Future of Nanoelectronics
Monday, May 8 | 4:00pm to 4:50pm | LPSC 125
Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, Distinguished SoE Chair Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

EVENTS

AGC/ASCE Student Chapter Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, April 25 | 6 p.m. | KEARNEY 312
EECS students are invited to attend this event hosted by Black and Veatch. FREE dinner will be served! Join members of Black and Veatch as they share about some of the interesting things their company does and their exciting employment opportunities.

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.

Leatherman: How a Boy Scout Knife with Pliers Transformed an Industry
Presented by Tim Leatherman
Friday, May 5 | 3:30 p.m. | Stirek Auditorium, Austin Hall
Join us for Leatherman's presentation on how his journey from Oregon State turned this mechanical engineer into an entrepreneur. Learn how the Leatherman company grew from a startup producing 200 tools a year to a company that makes 8,000 tools per day.

The OSU Invitational Shark Tank Competition
Friday, May 5 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. | 183 Austin Hall
Join members of the OSU Entrepreneurship Club as they take on other Oregon universities in their annual student startup pitch competition. RSVP at bit.do/shark2017

Wave Lab Fall Family Weekend Open House May 6th 1 – 4 PM
The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (West of 35th Street on Jefferson), largest tsunami research facility in the US, will be open for a 20 minute guided tour and demonstration. Tours start every 5 minutes on a first come first serve basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, and coastal engineering. Questions please contact the lab at wavelab.tours@oregonstate.edu

Rockwell Automation on the Move
June 28-29 | Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach, Portland
Rockwell Automation on the Move is coming to Portland, Oregon. Come learn how smart, safe, and sustainable solutions can turn your marketplace challenges into advantages.

  • Network with peers and subject matter experts
  • Learn from technical sessions, hands-on labs and workshops
  • Explore the latest technology from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetworkTM Members

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

How to Find the Right Summer Internship
If you're an undergraduate or graduate student, you're probably starting to look into and apply to internships. Or if you're not, get on it! It's hard to know where to start. Here are answers to some of your burning internship questions. U.S. News & World Report

5 Illegal Interview Questions and How to Dodge Them
You’re sitting in the interview for your dream job, and it’s going great. You’ve knocked the hard questions out of the park, and you and the interviewer are really hitting it off. Then, out of the blue, she asks, “Are you planning on having kids?” Yep, that’s illegal. And so is any question related to your family, nationality, gender, race, religion, and more. The Muse

A crash course for college seniors on how to nail a job interview
Class of 2017, graduation day is getting closer by the second. If you’re like most students, you’re balancing the stress of finals with the nail-biting, nerve-wracking task of sitting down with strangers and selling yourself—aka, interviewing for a job. Monster

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 Worker Computer/IT - OSU
The Student Computer/IT Worker supports the daily warehouse operations that includes receiving, pricing, testing and evaluating computer surplus equipment. Organizes IT parts and assists customers during sales. This position supports the Equipment Specialist.

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.

HealthSparq Software Developer/QA Internship - Cambia Health Solutions
Provide support to the Application Development/QA Team in the following role: Participate in a team environment for the delivery and maintenance of application systems; Will be responsible for programming, debugging and testing of applications in a development environment; This experience will allow the intern to gain an understanding of enterprise software development practices, source control management as well a good understanding of application deployment architecture.

Enterprise Business Intelligence Back-End Development Internship - Cambia Health Solutions
We are seeking candidates with keen business acumen and strong analytic, communication and technical skills to join Cambia’s Enterprise Business Intelligence team. The Enterprise Business Intelligence Back-End Development Intern will be a fully integrated team member assisting in our objective to help transform the vast amount of data generated by business operations into accurate and reliable information that supports fact-based business decisions.

Enterprise Business Intelligence Front-End Development Internship - Cambia Health Solutions
We are seeking candidates with keen business acumen and strong analytic, communication and technical skills to join Cambia’s Enterprise Business Intelligence team. The Enterprise Business Intelligence Front-End Development Intern will be a fully integrated team member assisting in our objective to help transform the vast amount of data generated by business operations into accurate and reliable information that supports fact-based business decisions.

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.

AWS Linux Cloud Support Engineer - AWS/Amazon
Are you interested in building and delivering the next generation of cloud computing with Amazon while helping the US Intelligence Community agencies implement cloud computing solutions? Are you proficient in Linux/Unix as well as have experience and/or working knowledge in support engineering or system administration? If so, Amazon wants to talk to you! We are looking for customer-focused, analytical, curious, data-driven recent grads to help us support our Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by engineering our systems on a massive scale to become even more efficient as we continue to grow. You must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain/maintain TS/SCI US Government clearance as well as have demonstrated proficiency in Linux/Unix.

PCB Hardware Design Engineers - Micron
We currently have about 6 open positions in the hardware design team which can be filled in Boise ID, Folsom CA, or Longmont CO. As a Hardware Design Engineer within the SSD product group at Micron Technology Inc., you will be responsible for designing solid state drives suitable for high volume manufacturing. Your responsibilities will include circuit design, circuit simulation, design documentation, circuit layout supervision, design verification, component selection, circuit reliability studies and sustaining.

Compatibility Validation Engineer - Multiple openings - Micron
Micron has a large R&D group in Longmont with focus on NAND Flash and SSD Product Development. Longmont is a key development center within Micron for the development of enterprise and cloud data center SSD’s. Micron is now increasing its investment in Longmont as it grows its enterprise SSD product portfolio. Micron is also consolidating into Longmont all its enterprise and cloud data center SSD Customer Validation Test Lab and Support Center activities. The Micron Support Center will host enterprise and data center customer’s validation teams to enable selection and qualification of Micron SSD’s. Responsibilities and Tasks: Perform Test Development/Analysis; Perform Product Test and Failure Analysis; Support Internal/External Customers; Adhere to Safety procedures.

Computer Programmer - Bat Conservation International
The successful candidate will create a graphical user interface for the generalized estimator as it is developed by statisticians and assist in optimizing computing algorithms. The software will need to manage complex data sets, read data from user forms and data files, pass data to R, call R functions to perform calculations, and display results in graphical and text format. User interface will be programmed in tcltk, Shiny, Python, or another language that integrates well with R.

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.

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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