KUDOS

Graduate student Phylicia Cicilio received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study microgrids in remote communities and improve their resiliency and protection. In particular, she will analyze microgrid behavior during contingencies and under stressed conditions to better integrate renewable generation and storage systems. Ingenium

Iftekhar Ahmed, Ph.D. candidate in computer science, received an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. This competitive program awards Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. Ingenium

IN THE NEWS

The Key to Success: Dedication to Research
How do products get created? Through a dedication to research that each and every engineer in our field possesses. Let’s take a look at some of the ongoing research that’s currently happening at ECE departments across the U.S. The Algorithms and Cryptography group at Oregon State University strives to explore the limits of computation. Research is ongoing to find solutions for network privacy and improved performance for data flow and network design. NC State Charge

OSU App Club a creative outlet
Making phones and tablets more efficient, the Oregon State University App Club is making apps that aimed towards making life easier for college students. Current President of the App Club, Rutger Farry, has had a hand in arranging a laid back experience within the club, making sure that members find their fit. The Daily Barometer

EECS Student Earns Mastery Challenge Top Prize
Carl Beery, a junior in electrical and computer engineering, took first place and a cash prize of $150 in the Mastery Challenge for winter term. The Mastery Challenge is a new extracurricular program hosted by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for all students, regardless of major. The program is based on a concept called gamification which uses elements of game playing, such as leader boards and badges, to motivate participants to gain new abilities such as 3D modeling and Python programming. EECS

A Science Fair on Steroids: Grad Students Showcase Research in Portland
About 200 master’s and doctoral students from five engineering schools packed a large ballroom at the Portland Art Museum to display a dizzying array of colorful research posters and discuss their work with approximately 250 visitors. Life@OSU

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

The top 10 companies that tech workers are willing to move to Portland for
A survey of software engineers by confidential job search app Anthology sees Portland rising in the ranks of desirable locations. Portland cracked the Top 10 cities engineers said they would like to work, ranking No. 6,. That's just below Boston and just above Austin. The Oregonian

Oregon State University: students practice engineering with a human face
Dubbed “engineering with a human face,” this speciality is attracting more women and minority students into a field that is traditionally a white male bastion, according to Professor Kendra Sharp, a mechanical engineer who directs the developing humanitarian engineering program at OSU. Eugene Register-Guard

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Beaver BarCamp
Saturday, April 16, 9am-6pm, Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

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.

Configure, Design, and Promote a Successful Website Spring Term
CS 295 Web Management will focus on:

  1. Exploring Frameworks and Content Management Systems.
  2. Managing a domain and server account.
  3. Managing Google and Bing Webmaster tools.
  4. Promoting a site with rich content.
  5. Analyzing promotional campaign results.
  6. Learning responsive techniques using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.
  7. Designing with color and vector graphics.

CRN 57358, 4 Credits Prereqs: Experience with HTML and CSS.
Contact Pam Van Londen at vanlondp@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8627

Grace Hopper Celebration Call for Participation & Scholarships
Are you ready to share your knowledge, lead a discussion or engage the community at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston October 19-21? Submit your proposal for #GHC16. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, we are offering #GHC16 Scholarships to enable students and faculty to attend the celebration in October. Apply for a scholarship today.

EVENTS

Women in EECS Student and Faculty Social
Tuesday, April 5, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., KEC 1005 & 1007
Meet your female professors in a more relaxed environment. You will have the chance to learn more about fields of research in EECS, connect with your peers, and explore your interests in computer science and electrical and computer engineering. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/l3eIzjLe7M.

Do What You Love and Love What You Do
Annie Foong, Principal Engineer at Intel
Wednesday, April 6, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
Come connect with Dr. Annie Foong, Principal Engineer at Intel, as we dialogue over how to Do What You Love and Love What You Do. Dr. Foong holds 12 patents and has published more than two dozen papers as she continues to push new storage technologies into the industry. She earned her Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and enjoys sharing her love for engineering with students.

Energy Systems Engineering at OSU-Cascades Information Session
Thursday, April 7, 6-7 pm, Rogers 226
Learn about OSU's newly accredited Energy Systems Engineering B.S. degree program at OSU-Cascades. The ESE B.S. degree is a hybrid of mechanical and industrial engineering with a focus on energy efficiencies and clean alternatives. Dr. Robin Feuerbacher, ESE program lead & assistant professor, will present an update on the ESE program including internship opportunities and job placement. Pizza provided; questions answered.

Robotics Seminar Series
Friday, April 8, 10-11 a.m., Rogers 226
Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta of the University of Southern California will be presenting "RoboSAM: Robotic Smart Assistant for Manufacturing." Coffee and pastries served.

The CO• STEM to STEAM Symposium
Friday, April 8, 4 pm to 6 pm, Learning Innovation Center Room 100
Join thinkers, makers, doers, and dreamers with local, state, regional, and national perspectives as they unpack the benefits of hands-on learning. This unique symposium provides six experts in making with the opportunity to explore how the arts can, and do, complement a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum.

The CO• annual Maker Fair
Saturday, April 9, 10 am to 3 pm, Memorial Union Ballroom and the Student Experience Center Plaza
Join makers, hackers, innovators, and artists from Oregon State, Corvallis, Eugene, Albany, Portland, and Seattle as they illustrate what making means to them! Build and test M&M launchers with the professional tinkerers at HP, help build a longboard with Michael Town, a high school Physics and Engineering teacher, ask Dan Coyle a bunch of questions about his one-of-a-kind wooden bike helmets, or check out fabrication design tools with the OSU Oceanography Fab Shop.

Spring 2016 HWeekend
April 9-10, Kelley Engineering Center
This hardware development competition brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new — all packed into an intense weekend of activity.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Zonta Club The Grateful Nation Scholarship
The Grateful Nation Scholarship will be awarded to a female OSU undergraduate or graduate student (or a Degree Partnership undergraduate) who has served in one of the armed branches of the U.S. military since September 10, 2001. Application deadline: April 8.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
ExxonMobil has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. The Fellowship consists of: five 1-hour meetings with mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. Application deadline: April 17, 2016.

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

4 Red Flags You Can't Ignore — No Matter How Badly You Want the Job
Many times, the external view of a company can be profoundly different from the reality inside. Most people have a tendency to “downplay” or even dismiss red flags when they allow their hearts to get ahead of their brains during the consideration process. But, you should never allow yourself to ignore the signs that are trying so very hard to reveal themselves to you. The Muse

What No One Tells You About Your Technology Career When You're 22
Unfortunately, when you walk across that stage and pick up your diploma, no one’s on the other side handing you a guidebook for navigating your career. And this is especially true in the rapidly evolving field of tech. The technologies, the players, and the skills needed change fast, and it’s up to each of us to explore, learn, and succeed—and in the process, discover the path that works best for us. The Muse

4 ways to network with fellow interns
When we think of networking, we usually think of getting at the big honchos: employers, professors, professionals in our field of choice, and so on. But how many of us actually think to network with our peers? College is a prime time to meet people your own age that will soon be in your field as well, and you never know when having a contact from school will come in handy. USA Today College

JOBS

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.... Questions can be sent to: GraduateEducationToolkit@oregonstate.edu.

Student Programmer - Aura Media
We are a TV set top box manufacturer with a product based on Amlogic's s805 chipset and we are in need of someone to assist in the development and debug of Linux DVB/ATSC platform driver based on Panasonic mn88436 demod and MaxLinear MxL603 tuner for interface with TVHeadend to integrate into Kodi Media Center. Some of the base code has been completed, but the task will be to debug and completely integrate the driver into our system. We can be contacted at cody@auramedia.tv and our website is www.auramedia.tv.

Undergraduate Programmer - TaxonWorks
This open-source project seeks to built a platform for biodiversity discovery. The student would work on system design and development, with most of the time coding. Coding would primarily be in Ruby on Rails / JavaScript. The student would work with me, as well as the TaxonWorks team in Illinois, as well as the OpenTree (http://opentreeoflife.org) and Arbor (http://www.arborworkflows.com) development teams. Coding experience is required, with Ruby on Rails or JavaScript experience preferred. If you don't have any experience in those languages, but are a bright, eager coder, then please be in touch.

Student Information Technology - Student Health Services
Responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, or software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, determines and implements solution.

Analog Designer - Intel
Looking for a Master's candidate with a background in Analog Design who is close to graduation (graduating within a year from now max.) so they can work as an intern and later become a full time. A PhD candidate could also work if they are graduating within a year from now.

QA Engineer - CASS Test Lab
To achieve CASS’s service and training goals, this position organizes, manages and runs product tests for technology vendors and oversees student efforts in performing such. This person has primary responsibility for conducting and reporting the results of product tests back to the technology vendor projects to which they are assigned. This responsibility shall include all aspects of testing including installation, configuration, compatibility testing, interoperability testing, updates, daily/weekly reports to vendors, and communication to vendors whose products may be impacted by new systems being tested. Often the work is on products that do not yet exist in the commercial market.

Junior Research Engineer - Autodesk
As a Junior Research Engineer in part of Autodesk's Product Development Group, you will work as part of a team, using research methodologies to ultimately provide the best experience to a wide range of customers. Role and Responsibility: Researching and developing novel new capabilities and workflows to address diverse customer problems. Introduce creative approaches to research topics. Generate new approaches, perspectives and solutions to problems. Plan and design research projects; specify the problem, and define the project scope. Review relevant scientific literature to identify emerging methods or technologies and current best practices. Leverage the team to execute research.

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