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IN THE NEWS

Cyber Defense Competition
The OSU Security Club (Zander Work, Zach Rogers, Cody Holliday, Aidan Grimshaw, Hadi Rahal-Arabi, and Khuong Luu) took first place in the Pacific Northwest National Lab region of the Department of Energy's Cyber Defense Competition. This event required competitors to defend their energy infrastructure systems from cyber attacks. Department of Energy, Twitter

OSU hosts barcamp
Lance Albertson, the director of OSU’s Open Source Lab, which organizes the barcamp, said the idea of the conference is to create an open space where people can share ideas. “This is an event where like-minded people come together and come up with things they want to talk about,” he said. He said since the event tends to draw technical people, many of the workshops are on technical topics, but over the years it has included workshops on fountain pens, radios, puns, car maintenance, the Chernobyl disaster, makeup, the origins of the seven deadly sins, retirement finances and tying a bowtie. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Student wins two awards at national conference
Kenneth Squire did not know what to expect when attending his first academic conference — SPIE Photonics West 2018, a conference about light-based science and technology. So, he was pretty surprised to take home two awards. “It’s really exciting to get that recognition and to know that I am capable of doing research and presenting my findings at that level,” said Squire, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. EECS News

Lessons in leadership
Terri Fiez applied the lessons in leadership she gained as a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University to her career as a professor, entrepreneur, and university academic leader. But her commitment to education was part of a family tradition: Her grandmother was a teacher for 36 years, her father was a professor of education, and her mother was an English teacher. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Hiring Projections for Internships, Co-ops Up Slightly
While hiring for both internships and co-ops is expected to increase this year, the anticipated increases are relatively small, according to results of NACE’s 2018 Internship & Co-op Survey. Intern hiring is expected to grow by 1.7 percent this year. This is down from 3.4 percent last year, but up from the hiring decrease of 4.8 percent expected in 2016. Meanwhile, co-op hiring is expected to rise only 0.6 percent over last year. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Mozilla's office grows in Portland
Mozilla Corp., the business arm of the Mozilla Foundation and maker of the web browser Firefox, has had a presence in Portland for years. That presence is about to get larger: Mozilla is both expanding and planning to raise its profile this spring with a big marketing push it has dubbed a “city takeover.” The Portland office is home to a cross section of the company's work. People work on the technical aspects of the browser plus folks in IT, marketing, and user experience. There are also some people working exclusively for the parent organization Mozilla Foundation. Portland Business Journal

Portland marketing tech firm raises $14M from investors
Portland startup Lytics secured $14 million from investors to scale and market its marketing technology platform. Lytics makes software designed to help marketers more precisely target customers. Its product, which it calls a "customer data platform," uses information from email programs, social media, websites and customer sales information to create personalized profiles for targeted marketing messages. Portland Business Journal

Modest layoff at Puppet, one of Portland's biggest tech firms
Portland tech company Puppet laid off about 3 percent of its staff Thursday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the cuts. That amounts to fewer than 20 people altogether. Puppet has been among Portland's brightest stars with roughly 600 employees, most of them at its downtown headquarters. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Career-Building 101
Wednesday, April 11 | 4 – 4:50 p.m. | Johnson 102
Join special guest Jo Danko, P.E., senior vice president and managing director of city solutions for CH2M (now Jacobs), for a professional development seminar intended specifically for engineering seniors and graduate students. Discussion topics include: establishing a solid foundation, building a network, and following your passion. Hosted by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. RSVP: https://goo.gl/61H1RU.

Be Research Ready
Wednesday, April 11 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm | LINC 314
The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences are like and how they got started. RSVP

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.

Umpqua CC Day for graduate students interested in teaching at community college
Umpqua Community College has two open faculty positons: one in engineering/computer science and one in forestry. This could be a great opportunity for any OSU grad student or alumni interested in teaching. Representatives from UCC will be on-campus Tuesday, April 17th from 10 am - 2 pm; stop by Johnson 124 if you’d like to learn more in person. Ready to apply? Search “Umpqua Community College” in Handshake to find the postings for OSU:

Spring 2018 ResiSTORE Volunteer Search
The ResiSTORE is a volunteer-run electronics store located in the basement of Dearborn Hall that serves the OSU community. The store is curated by OSU students to serve their needs, in addition to the rest of OSU's research labs other electronics needs. 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.

Experience Oregon Tech
Thursday, April 12 | 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm | Corvallis/Eugene | Free (dinner included)
One bus. Two stops. Unlimited opportunities. Experience Oregon Technology is a Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) initiative that brings top students from Oregon Colleges and Universities together with premier technology companies in the state. This program introduces students (at no cost) to Oregon’s large and growing tech industry, everything from the exciting startup scene to global leaders in technology. Students who participate will tour industry companies and network with CEOs, CIOs, HR managers, Marketing Managers, Business Development Managers, Project Mangers, programmers, designers, and interns – the entire spectrum of roles. Students will learn about the culture of these companies and get a huge head start on the many internships and jobs available there.

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.

HWeekend
April 14-15 | Kelley Engineering Center
We are pleased to announce that this Spring HP will be offering an HWeekend event here on the OSU campus. HP is a world leader in printing and computing and the theme for this event is 'Make Something Real: Make Something that Makes Something.' HP is challenging you to create innovative projects like, a system the grows food, an arm that makes art, a device that makes energy, a robot that can fold paper more than 7 times, a portable 3D printer, or anything else you can imagine. HP is bringing state of the art technology and world-class engineering experts who will mentor teams. At the end of the event, the top teams will receive prizes provided by HP. Come alone or bring friends along with your top game and we’ll bring the energy drinks for the 30-hour event. The event begins at 9am on April 14-15, but you must sign up by April 7 to reserve your spot.

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.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Next-Generation Health Monitoring Systems with Flexible Electronics, Novel Algorithms and Secure Communications - University of Washington Bothell
The Research Experience for Undergraduates site in electrical engineering at the University of Washington Bothell plans to engage a diverse group of undergraduate (UG) students in interdisciplinary and collaborative research supervised by faculty members who have different but complementary specializations in biomedical engineering, signal processing and data security. The overarching theme of these projects is advancing the technologies for the development of reliable, low-cost and comfortable health monitoring devices having features such as delivering real-time data over the internet for remote care and cloud processing. The projects cover research problems in device and system fabrication; bio-signal processing; and data security and computing. Application deadline: April 20.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

Grass Roots Books & Music welcomes Martin Erwig for a reading and signing of his book Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing
Tuesday, April 10 | 7:00 pm | Grass Roots Books and Music, Corvallis
Computation is everywhere and affects everyone. Since computation routinely happens outside of machines, it can be explained through everyday situations and without the need to understand any programming language. This is what the book Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing does: It emphasizes the general nature of computation and thus the wide applicability of computer science. It identifies computation in everyday activities and explains corresponding computer science concepts through popular stories.

Career-Building 101
Wednesday, April 11 | 4 – 4:50 p.m. | Johnson 102
Join special guest Jo Danko, P.E., senior vice president and managing director of city solutions for CH2M (now Jacobs), for a professional development seminar intended specifically for engineering seniors and graduate students. Discussion topics include: establishing a solid foundation, building a network, and following your passion. Hosted by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. RSVP: https://goo.gl/61H1RU.

Be Research Ready
Wednesday, April 11 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm | LINC 314
The process of getting involved in undergraduate research or creative work with a faculty member can be intimidating. We’re here to help! Join us for an evening workshop where we’ll discuss the benefits of working with a professor at OSU and how to identify and contact the professor you want to work with. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear directly from a panel of undergraduate researchers about what their experiences are like and how they got started. RSVP

Experience Oregon Tech
Thursday, April 12 | 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm | Corvallis/Eugene | Free (dinner included)
One bus. Two stops. Unlimited opportunities. Experience Oregon Technology is a Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) initiative that brings top students from Oregon Colleges and Universities together with premier technology companies in the state. This program introduces students (at no cost) to Oregon’s large and growing tech industry, everything from the exciting startup scene to global leaders in technology. Students who participate will tour industry companies and network with CEOs, CIOs, HR managers, Marketing Managers, Business Development Managers, Project Mangers, programmers, designers, and interns – the entire spectrum of roles. Students will learn about the culture of these companies and get a huge head start on the many internships and jobs available there.

Alice Versus Eve
Cryptology Presented by the NSA’s Ben Livingston
Thursday, April 12 | 6:00-7:00 pm | Weniger 149
Livingston will be talking about some of the methods and principles that have been developed and are used now in Cryptology, as well as career options for math and computer science majors both in and out of the NSA. Learn about Cracking the Enigma Code; Cryptology: Before and Now; Q&A session with an NSA employee; Cryptology Career Opportunities.

HWeekend
April 14-15 | Kelley Engineering Center
We are pleased to announce that this Spring HP will be offering an HWeekend event here on the OSU campus. HP is a world leader in printing and computing and the theme for this event is 'Make Something Real: Make Something that Makes Something.' HP is challenging you to create innovative projects like, a system the grows food, an arm that makes art, a device that makes energy, a robot that can fold paper more than 7 times, a portable 3D printer, or anything else you can imagine. HP is bringing state of the art technology and world-class engineering experts who will mentor teams. At the end of the event, the top teams will receive prizes provided by HP. Come alone or bring friends along with your top game and we’ll bring the energy drinks for the 30-hour event. The event begins at 9am on April 14-15, but you must sign up by April 7 to reserve your spot.

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!

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

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

“What Time Should I Get to the Interview?” and 31 Other Job Interview Questions Answered
In the interest of sharing our hard-won job search expertise, we’ve put together a list of the biggest job interview questions we had going in—and answers that will help you go into yours totally prepared. The Muse

10 Tips to Ensure a Successful Internship
You may think that working hard is enough to earn respect. That's certainly part of the equation. However, your success relies on many factors and doing your job well is just one. Before you begin your internship, think about what you hope to learn from the experience. What skills, processes or knowledge do you want to acquire? When you have an idea of what you expect to get out of your internship, it's more likely to be a win-win. U.S. News & World Report

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. Forbes

JOBS

AgBiz Logic Source Code developer
AgBiz Logic, based in 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. This position closes on April 16, 2018.

Student Technical Assistant - OSU Sustainability Office
The OSU Sustainability Office seeks a student employee to assist with utility data requests and analyses, building controls technologies, and development of reporting tools. Work will include software development with an emphasis on building automation tools and embedded systems.

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.

EECS Ecampus Peer Advisor
This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. As a peer mentor the student will be expected to assist with tutoring and mentoring current ecampus students while effectively communicating with future students through online communication.

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 Software Developer/Programmer - OSU College of Business
This position will support research associated with teachengineering.org, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum. The system has about 2.5M users per year. The position involves programming in Linux, PHP and SQL, and a willingness to chase down and solve problems and develop small auxiliary programs that support research.

ShoeBio.com Internship
S​hoeBio.com​ is a one of a kind shoe searching website that allows you to take control of your sole. We search and validate over 150 websites, finding you hard to find sneakers for the best price in seconds! Think of “Trivago” for sneakers. We are looking for a motivated individual, with interest in the footwear and the culture. In this position we are looking for someone who is preferably in the College of Computer Science and someone who is proficient in JavaScript and knows how to navigate and work with React. This is an unpaid internship position.

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 Test Engineer – Testing and Test Automation--CASS Test Lab
This position is responsible for reporting to work at scheduled time and reporting to their scheduled CASS manager. This position specifically will be working on a testing project for a CASS customer external to OSU which involves UI testing and automation using Selenium. Automation work is done with C++ and Python.

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.

COE Ambassador
Ambassadors serve as representatives for the College of Engineering (COE) and are responsible for supporting the College in recruitment and off-campus recruitment events, participating in professional conferences, attending alumni events, providing tours to students and parents who visit campus, traveling to high schools throughout the state to make presentations, and communicating with prospective students.

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.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Office of Enrollment Management Information Technology
This position serves as a member of the Enrollment Management IT staff which provides varying levels of support to the following departments: Admissions Office, Honors College, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Scholarships, Degree Partnership Programs, Office of the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, and Pre-College Programs. This position will serve as part of the Salesforce and Marketing Cloud team for Enrollment Management. This position provides expertise in the development, validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes. Responsible for resolving non-routine problems as they arise, serving as a resource to stakeholders across campus. Helps to translate technical information to non-technical people, and provide training when the need arises.

Product Quality Engineer - SIGMA DESIGN
SIGMA DESIGN is a fun, fast -paced engineering consulting company currently experiencing explosive growth. We are looking for Product Quality Engineer. Responsible for ensuring customers receive quality products through testing, tool specification, configuration, and implementation. Responsible for electrical test of page wide inkjet products from prototype through production.

Instructor - Computer Science - OSU-Cascades
The Computer Science Instructor should be able to teach a subset of a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses, such as introductory programming, data structures, web development, mobile development, database management, networking, security, software engineering, and machine learning. More importantly, the ideal candidate should be passionate about code and teaching, be able to deliver a relevant, hands-on learning experience for students, conduct sound assessments of learning, and help cultivate a culture of engaged learners.

Engineering/CS/CIS Instructor - Umpqua Community College
This position is primarily responsible for teaching engineering and computer courses for both college transfer and professional technical courses. Evening or offsite classes may be part of the assignment. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, committee assignments, serving as an active member of the applicable advisory committees, being actively involved in recruiting students, advising of students, placing graduates in jobs, and other duties as outlined in the staff handbook. The assignment may include visiting each high school in the college district and making presentations on applications of engineering, computer science and computer information systems. Screening of applications will begin on April 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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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