IN THE NEWS

ACM Recognizes 2017 Fellows for Making Transformative Contributions and Advancing Technology in the Digital Age
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 54 members ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including database theory, design automation, information retrieval, multimedia computing and network security. The accomplishments of the 2017 ACM Fellows lead to transformations in science and society. Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett was named a fellow for her contributions to end-user software engineering, understanding gender biases in software, and broadening participation in computing. ACM

Everyday Heroes: ChickTECH's Janice Levenhagen-Seeley
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Janice Levenhagen-Seeley didn't have opportunities like this. While earning her degree in computer engineering from Oregon State University, Levenhagen-Seeley says she felt less prepared than her male classmates. "I look at them and I'm like, 'Man, they're really so much further ahead than I am,' and I didn't realize that they had had all these other opportunities that had been given to them previously, and I had just somehow not." But that couldn't have been further from the truth, so Levenhagen-Seeley created the nonprofit ChickTECH six years ago in Portland to find girls like her -- who have the aptitude, but who haven't been given the opportunity to pursue technology. KATU

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

These are the 10 best tech companies to work for in the U.S., according to Glassdoor
The rankings are based on employee feedback from companies with more than 1,000 employees. Through Glassdoor, employees rate companies based on things like their CEO, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work-life balance. To be considered for the list, each employer needed at least 75 ratings across each of the workplace attributes. TechCrunch

Here are the PBJ's 15 Portland companies to watch in 2018
Adidas came into 2017 riding a hot streak. The company had completed several record quarters and was poised to hire hundreds more in Portland. It also planned a splashy move of many workers to the historic Montgomery Park. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

A Robot Walks into a Bar: The comedy and social lives of machines (Science Pub Corvallis)
Monday, January 5 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis
Robots will increasingly rub shoulders with people at home and in the work place, so machines need social attributes: humor, personality and body language. Heather Knight, an assistant professor in computer science at Oregon State University, aims to develop machines that use their social qualities to empower people, not replace them. She directs the CHARISMA Lab (Collaborative Humans and Robots: Interaction, Sociability, Machine Learning, and Art) at OSU.

MindSumo Computer Science Student Projects
Please review the latest computer science projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to isha@mindsumo.com.

AAUW 2018 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders Scholarship
May 30 - June 2, 2018 • University of Maryland, College Park
Addressing important and contemporary leadership issues, building leadership, advocacy and networking for the next generation of women leaders. Skills, networking, and resources are provided that are necessary to lead change on your campus and in your community. AAUW of Oregon will award up to $1200 in scholarship funds to attend this conference for 2 eligible student leaders who are currently enrolled in college full time. Electronic applications must be received by January 15, 2018.

The Next Great Startup is taking applications now!
NGSU is a campus-wide competition beginning in January where student-led teams compete to win cash prizes, in-kind services and the chance to turn a startup idea into a real company. Open to all teams led by a currently-enrolled OSU student. (Last year's winner was computer science student Gabriel Kauffman, who developed a game based on a neural network.) For more information and to apply: http://nextgreatstartup.oregonstate.edu/. Application deadline: January 16, 2018 at noon.

Course Announcement: Applied Bioinformatics BB485/585
MWF 11:00-11:50 am | MF BEXL 416, W BEXL 324 | Professor: David Hendrix
Applied Bioinformatics gives a thorough, hands-on introduction to the problems and methods of the bioinformatics of nucleic acid sequences and proteins. The goal of this course is to teach you the fundamentals of bioinformatics and enable you to understand and employ software and methods used in answering contemporary questions in bioinformatics. The student will gain a working knowledge of the bioinformatics analysis of contemporary techniques such as sequence alignment, BLAST, motif finding, databases, phylogenetic tree construction, GO Terms, ChIP-Seq peak identification, transcriptome profiling by RNA-Seq, and predicting RNA interactions and structure. Students will gain familiarity with BioPython and the GNU/Linux command line interface. Now with supplementary video lectures!

Super Model Design Competition
Tech Soft 3D wants YOUR best 3D assembly to be the poster model for Tech Soft 3D products! Contestants are required to submit an original 3D mechanical part or assembly that will be judged according to overall quality and model complexity. Winning contestants will receive recognition and cash, with the first place prize of $1500. The submission deadline is March 15, 2018.

URSA Engage - Call for Student Applications - Undergraduate Research
The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 in development funds. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2018 through the end of spring term 2018 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week). Applications due January 15, 1028.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Argonne National Laboratory Internship Opportunities
Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where teams of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security. This environment makes Argonne a great place for undergraduates to participate in cutting-edge research and develop a skill set for the next stage in their career. Argonne offers a number of internship programs across various science and technology disciplines that range from a seasonal appointment to a co-op experience. Applications deadlines: January 12 - February 1.

2018 Summer Repperger Program
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program. There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period. To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be a U.S. citizen. Application deadline: January 21, 2018.

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Montana
The active research groups of the Montana State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will offer 8 – 10 REU positions during summer 2018. Most projects in this program involve developing and using optical and acoustic techniques to understand the world around us. Participants must be full-time undergraduates, typically finishing their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Participation is limited to US citizens.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Predoctoral application deadline: December 14, 2017.

AfterCollege Scholarships

  • AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
    500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Deadline: December 31.
  • AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadline: December 31.
  • AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Deadline: December 31.

NACE Foundation Academic Scholarships Program
The NACE Foundation’s Scholarship Program was established to promote the study of corrosion science and engineering, as well as to recognize academic excellence and aid deserving students who demonstrate a drive to succeed and become contributing members of the corrosion industry. Once you complete the General Application, you will be “Auto-Matched” to the scholarship opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications. Auto-matched scholarships do not require you to complete an additional application. Application deadline: January 1, 2018.

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for master’s programs in architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, and mathemathics/statistics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Application deadline: January 10, 2018.

Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program
Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. Application deadline: January 15, 2018.

Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award
In 2006, the Board of Directors of the Energy Telecommunications & Electrical Association (ENTELEC; www.entelec.org) established the Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award. Through its strategic plan, ENTELEC is committed to providing quality educational programming for all levels of energy professionals from novice to executive. The Applicant must be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following curricula: Engineering/ Engineering Technology, Computer Science/MIS, Pre-law, Political Science, Telecommunications/Information Technology. The Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen. Application deadline: January 26, 2018.

Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security
The SWSIS program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for women studying for their Bachelors and Masters degrees in fields relating to information security. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide assistance to women at the formative stages of their careers in these fields. Application deadline: February 1, 2018.

L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowships
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. Applicants must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by February 2, 2018; must maintain the status of postdoctoral researcher throughout the fellowship year; must be American born, naturalized citizen or permanent resident; must be affiliated with a U.S. based academic or research institution; must plan to conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the U.S. Application deadline: February 2, 2018.

Microsoft Tuition scholarship
Microsoft awards tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. You must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted. The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. Application deadline: Feb 9, 2018.

SPIE Scholarship Program
The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships are available to SPIE student members located anywhere in the world, in high school (pre-university/secondary), undergraduate and graduate programs, who are studying in optics, photonics or a related field. The key criterion in evaluating and ranking applications is the "prospect for long-term contribution that the granting of an award will make to the field of optics, photonics or related field." Need, in and of itself, shall not be considered as a criterion. Application deadline: February 15, 2018.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Keeley Abbott
Thursday, December 14 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
Formative Work Toward a Mixed-Initiative Programming Language
Major Advisor: Eric Walkingshaw; Committee: Martin Erwig, Margaret Burnett; GCR: Byrony DuPont

MS Final Examination – Abhilash Raj
Friday, December 15 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1007
A Decade of Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities, their Mitigation and Open Problems
Major Advisor: Rakesh Bobba; Committee: Mike Rosulek, Kevin McGrath; GCR: Joseph Louis

EVENTS

A Robot Walks into a Bar: The comedy and social lives of machines (Science Pub Corvallis)
Monday, January 5 | 6 - 8 p.m. | Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis
Robots will increasingly rub shoulders with people at home and in the work place, so machines need social attributes: humor, personality and body language. Heather Knight, an assistant professor in computer science at Oregon State University, aims to develop machines that use their social qualities to empower people, not replace them. She directs the CHARISMA Lab (Collaborative Humans and Robots: Interaction, Sociability, Machine Learning, and Art) at OSU.

Martin Erwig Book Signing
Monday, January 8 | 7:30 PM | Powell's City of Books, Portland
Picture a computer scientist, staring at a screen and clicking away frantically on a keyboard, hacking into a system, or perhaps developing an app. Now delete that picture. In Once Upon an Algorithm, Martin Erwig explains computation as something that takes place beyond electronic computers, and computer science as the study of systematic problem solving. Erwig points out that many daily activities involve problem solving. Getting up in the morning, for example: You get up, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast. This simple daily routine solves a recurring problem through a series of well-defined steps. In computer science, such a routine is called an algorithm.

2018 Graduate Research Showcase
Thursday, February 8 | LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center
The 2018 Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for graduate students to advance their professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share your research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. We are also pleased to welcome  Jorge Cham , who will be giving the keynote at a luncheon exclusively for College of Engineering graduate students who present a poster and/or attend the career panel. Please read the schedule and details regarding the Graduate Research Showcase, and learn what  last year’s graduate students had to say  about the event.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

College of Engineering Career Drop-In Hours
Mondays 10AM-11AM | Fridays 3PM-4PM | 122 Johnson Hall
Have a quick career development question? Come by our fall drop-in hours to get pointed in the right direction.

3 ways to leave your comfort zone and grow
We often think of the comfort zone as a place or situation where you feel at ease and safe. As a company executive, it’s easy to settle into your comfort zone because it means you’re doing something you’ve already found some degree of success with. However, you can’t grow when you stay inside your comfort zone. The Business Journals

7 Common Job Interview Blunders
During a job interview, a lot of terrible mistakes can be committed. These blunders are usually the primary cause of rejection as most of them are rarely tolerated by the interviewers. To land your dream job, you must prepare for it accordingly, and you shouldn’t allow careless mistakes to stop you from achieving professional success. CareerExperts

3 Secrets to Landing a Job at Facebook, According to Its HR Chief
Jobs at Facebook are highly sought after for good reason. The people who work there love it. The tech giant recently nabbed the No. 1 spot on jobs website Glassdoor’s list of the best places to work in 2018, based on employees’ reviews — the eighth consecutive year Facebook has made the ranking. If you’re looking for a foot in the door, luckily, there’s room. There are over 2,000 open positions at Facebook posted on Glassdoor. The sheer size and growth of the company offer ample opportunities, and in many locations. Money

JOBS

OSU MIME IT Student Support Specialist
Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping to solve problems? We're looking for students to help support the OSU School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering with technology-related needs. Duties include assistance with computer operations and installation, user support, classroom technology, programming and analysis, network support, and installing and configuring applications. Please apply to posting number P02518SE https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45990 or send your resume and cover letter to lori.burgeson@oregonstate.edu.

Student Computer Lab Assistant - OSU College of Engineering
This position is responsible for the monitoring conditions of the computer labs, stocking and maintaining the printers, and enforcing lab rules. Doing rounds to monitor the state of the labs. Interacting with students in need. Stocking and maintaining printers. Communicating with coworkers.

CBEE Info Tech
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position for the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU). Managing windows computers and applications in the College of Engineering. Assist in automation of operating system deployment and software using Microsoft Systems Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Windows ADK, and other tools. Building of operating system images and silent software installations of engineering applications. Hardware and software trouble shooting, and maintaining an accurate inventory.

Software Development Intern - CDK Global
As a Software Development Intern you will help to engineer the next generation of enterprise class software solutions at CDK utilizing a broad range of the latest technologies. The intern's primary responsibilities include development of services and components (design, coding, testing). The internship will provide hands-on technical experience and will work with other team members, architects and product owners in the early and continuous delivery of high quality software products that delight our customers. Student must be a results oriented individual, who can use agile software development principles to achieve the desired business outcome.

Developer Interns - CBT Nuggets
Our Bend team is currently looking to hire 1 - 2 Developer Interns to work in a temporary capacity up to 40 hours a week at our Bend office. As an Engineering Intern, you will work closely with a mentor as well as a group of other engineers and CBT staff. You will work on a common project with your mentor as well as any miscellaneous tasks that may arise. By completing these tasks you will gain valuable experience using the latest development trends while practicing agile methodologies in an engaging and exciting environment.

Bioinformatics Analyst - OSU Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
This position will provide bioinformatics consulting and analysis services, and participate in collaborative bioinformatics research. Responsibilities and duties include analysis of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data sets, development of new tools in bioinformatics and computational biology, and assistance with the preparation of publications and grant proposals.

Assistant Computational Scientist - OSU Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
This position will work closely with CGRB staff and the OSU research community to provide a high quality of service and promote the CGRB’s mission of bioinformatics education and research. The successful candidate will (1) Research, develop, and maintain a next-generation software stack for the ACTF, specific to the needs of data science education and practice, and (2) Provide training and support to users of the CGRB computational infrastructure.

Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Engineering - University of Central Arkansas
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Arkansas is seeking exceptional candidates for a tenure-track Assistant /Associate Professor position in Computer Engineering beginning in August 2018. The position requires a doctorate degree in Computer Science/Engineering or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Computer Engineering. Duties include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and professional service.

Lecturer in Computer Science - Emory University
Emory University’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Lecturer in Computer Science, to begin in Fall 2018. Appointments are for an initial period of three years with possibilities of renewals and promotions within the lecture track, which includes Senior Lecturer and Professor of Pedagogy, Practice and Performance. Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline and will be expected to provide outstanding teaching, advising, and service related to the undergraduate programs. All areas of specialization will be considered.

Assistant Professor - Computer Science - Oregon State University – Cascades
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Computer Science. The applicant should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses including, but not limited to, introductory computer science, data structures, analysis of algorithms, web development, and database management systems. Applicants should hold a doctorate degree in computer science or a closely related field. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research, obtain grants, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School and the College of Engineering at OSU-Corvallis and local industry.

Electrical Designer - Samata Consulting Engineers
We are Consulting Engineers who provide Electrical Engineering services with technical expertise and excellent client satisfaction, located in Portland, OR. Responsibilities: Creates electrical schematics, layouts, and other grid plans for clients. Develop effective, safe electrical diagrams. Provides assistance in the installation of equipment and systems. Perform design computations. Works with Project Engineer and Clients.

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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