IN THE NEWS

First-ever Hack for Her Summit champions gender inclusiveness for the benefit of everyone
On Jan. 12, Microsoft hosted its inaugural Hack for Her Summit as a part of our company’s goals to increase awareness of gender-inclusive product development. Hack for Her is a Microsoft-led movement that brings together people of diverse backgrounds, skills and professions to create experiences that work well for women — and spawn new market opportunities as a result. Toward that end, Microsoft is working with design experts like Klaus Schroeder (CEO and Strategy Director of design-people) and Stephanie Yung (Director of Design at Smart Design and member of Femme Den), as well as research experts like Dr. Margaret Burnett of Oregon State University (creator of GenderMag, a method for finding gender inclusiveness issues in software) and Dr. Londa Schiebinger of Stanford University (director of Gendered Innovations, an international collaboration that analyzes sex and gender for innovation and discovery), to provide education and help companies build better products of all kinds using gendered innovation methods. The Official Microsoft Blog, YouTube

Internet of Things: Embrace Failure, Beware the Hype
An expert panel said businesses should be skeptical of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) but also noted that connected devices offer exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs willing to collaborate, embrace failure and recognize the human dimension. Zac Wheeler (CpE '05), founder & CEO of 38 Zeros, said the future of IoT is about getting away from energy efficiency and optimizing business outcomes. Wheeler said no single startup is going to "own" the IoT market and that scaling IoT technology won't be as easy as scaling mobile technology. Oregon Business

OSU Event Brings Together Engineering and Business Students
A diverse group of students from 10 different majors traded sleep for creating a marketable product at Oregon State University’s HWeekend on January 16-17. In just 30 hours, 11 teams built devices ranging from fun to serious — including a spider robot, a wearable musical instrument, and a “smart” mask air filter — and pitched their product to a panel of judges. EECS News

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

STEM Grads Projected to Earn Class Of 2016's Highest Average Starting Salaries
Among bachelor's degree graduates from the Class of 2016, those from the STEM disciplines are expected to receive the highest starting salaries, according results of NACE's Winter 2016 Salary Survey. The top three projected salaries are for engineering, computer sciences, and math and sciences graduates. National Association of Colleges and Employers

'Portlandia' no longer? Oregon's young migrants come with high-tech skills
A new study of migrants moving into Oregon from other states shows an unusually high number of them are young and that they tend to be well educated, especially in technical fields. That runs against the popular image of TV's "Portlandia" – a slacker who drifts into the city for a part time job slinging espresso. The Oregonian

Tektronix revamps logo, updates strategy
The Tektronix oscilloscope has been a hardware staple on engineers' lab benches for 70 years. As the Washington County company begins its eighth decade, Tek is thinking more about software. As electronics grow more sophisticated, Tek President Pat Byrne said the company needs to sell more than a scope. It needs, he said, to offer products tailored for specific fields – computing, communications, automotive and the like. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

New MindSumo EE Projects
Please review the latest electrical engineering 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 aaron@mindsumo.com.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world’s leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the seven NIST laboratories. Application deadline: February 12.

The Cartoon Network wants Portland game developers
The Cartoon Network Game Jam will feature the cable channel’s characters and developers will be able to build video games using that intellectual property. Teams will have 48 hours to develop a game prototype. The results will be judged by Cartoon Network staff and the winning team will be offered the chance to negotiate a full time development contract to take the game from prototype to a mobile roll out. The event is slated for Feb. 12 to Feb. 14.

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)
June 2-4, University of Maryland, College Park
AAUW Oregon is offering two scholarships to help with the expense of attending. Details here: http://aauw-or.aauw.net/files/2015/12/NCCWSL-app.pdf. Deadline to apply is March 1. More information about the conference is available on the national web site: https://www.nccwsl.org/. ALL who attend return with improved leadership skills, professional contacts, and life-long friendships.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – David Piorkowski
Information Foraging Theory and Learning
Friday, February 5, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Christopher Scaffidi, Scott Fleming, Anita Sarma; GCR: David Kling

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Engineering an Actuator
Monday, February 1, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003
Jonathan Lee, Electromechanical Engineer
Triumph Aerospace Systems, Seattle

Probabilistic (Logic) Programming: Concepts and Applications
Monday, February 8, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003
Luc De Raedt, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Leuven

Action, Gesture and Spoken Command Recognition in Human-Robot Interaction
Monday, February 22, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003
Petros Maragos, Professor, School of E.C.E., National Technical University of Athens

Magnetics + Mechanics + Nanoscale = Electromagnetics Future
Monday, February 29, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003
Greg P. Carman, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA

EVENTS

Robotics Seminar Series: Industrial Robotics and Automation at Southwest Research Institute
Presented by OSU alumnus Alex Goins
Friday, Feb. 5, 10-11 am, Rogers Hall 226
Coffee and pastries served.

CoreOS Night | Hosted by the OSU Linux Users Group
Thursday, February 11, KEC 1003, 6:00 p.m.
LUG is hosting two speakers from the California-based tech company CoreOS as they tour the country recruiting for new employees and interns.
Complimentary food and drinks at 6pm; presentations start at 6:30pm; Q&A at 7:30pm; information about working at CoreOS at 8:00 pm

The Lifetime of a CoreOS Machine (Alex Crawford)
One of the tenets of CoreOS is that machines should be fairly ephemeral - it should be simple and straightforward to throw away a machine and bring up another in its place. This talk will cover the tools and techniques that make this possible; covering provisioning, in-place updates, coordinated reboots, and future work.

A Brief Introduction to Distributed Trusted Computing (Matthew Garrett)
This talk will discuss the technologies we're using at CoreOS to verify the state of a system, from the firmware to the filesystem. How do we ensure that a system only boots the OS we wanted it to boot? How do we prove that later components weren't interfered with? And how can we use the same technology to make it easier to deploy servers to untrusted data centres?

TEDxOregonStateU
Thursday, February 11, 6 – 9 p.m., Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center
$15 students; $25 non-students
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At our TEDxOregonStateU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) Scholarships
Provides funding to support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in short supply and high demand by electric utilities. Applicants must be full-time students attending school at an accredited college/university or vocational institution within the US and must not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline. Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

SWE Scholarships
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2015, SWE disbursed approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000. Application deadline: December 1 - February 15.

National Society of Professional Engineers Steinman Fellowship
The Steinman Scholarship is awarded annually to two (2) current undergraduates entering the junior year in a four-year ABET-accredited engineering program. The awards are for $5000 each. Applicants must be students who: are currently enrolled in good standing in a four-year ABET accredited engineering program; will be entering the junior year in the fall; are U.S. citizens. Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

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.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

5 Things College Career Counselors Wish Students Knew
The college career center is a magical place on campus that's solely dedicated to assisting students with the pursuit of internships and careers after graduation. While it may vary in title, the college career center typically offers resources, events, job postings and advice during the academic year. Often, the dedicated staff in these departments see similar trends when students make the transition from college to career. US News & World Report

5 Things You Shouldn't Try to Get Away with at a New Job
No matter how comfortable you feel or how awesome your new job is, there are certain precautions that all new employees should take—for the sake of your reputation, career advancement, and overall job success. The Muse

The Right Way to Answer “What Should I Know That’s Not on Your Resume?”
On the surface, this question seems weird. After all, you’ve worked hard to condense all your relevant information onto a single page so that everything the interviewer should know is on there! The Muse

JOBS

Undergraduate Student Position - OSU Social Mobility Lab
The purpose of this position is to work with the supervisor of the Social Mobility Lab (Dr. Sam Logan) within the kinesiology program to create a computer program that will measure and track a child’s movement within a defined space using an overhead video recording of play sessions. This is a short-term position. It is expected that the total number of hours spent to create the program will be approximately 30 hours (maximum).

Student Technical Assistant - OSU Department of Physics
The chosen applicant will be responsible for supporting the web development of the Project BoxSand curriculum development and research team. Position Duties: Use of Drupal 7 to complete the delivery of online content for the Project BoxSand.

Student Information Technology /IT-IS Support - OSU Motor Pool
Assist the Motor Pool Manager with design and implementation of process improvements utilizing a technology platform. Assist in designing, testing and/or implementing new programs to improve communication, interaction, acquisition and retention of customers. Utilize Microsoft office, PHP, Cold Fusion, SQL and other technological applications to find and implement improvements in current business practices. Find and implement technological solutions and make improvements to current technological practices.

Student Programmer - OSU Enterprise Computing Services
You will be working with an inclusive group of talented and passionate developers to implement web-based applications and APIs that serve various needs of the university. Your job responsibilities will include software development and testing. Position Duties: writing code to add features or fix bugs in APIs and web applications; writing automated tests for applications and APIs; testing applications and writing test cases; working with sql databases.

Engineering Intern - ARRIS Group
We’re looking for inquisitive students who are eager to roll up their sleeves and make a difference, students who love to learn and are passionate about technology. As an engineering intern, you will be exposed to a variety of technologies and methodologies such as PeopleSoft and SalesForce reporting, Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath forms and data, Microsoft Excel automation and charting, business reporting analysis, and business operations goals and metrics. You must be Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at minimum pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a graduation date on or after December 2016.

Student Analyst/Programmer
Information Services seeks to fill two student positons to assist with development of business applications using the Salesforce platform to serve all of 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.

TekBots/Collaboratory Intern - School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
A TekBots/Collaboratory Intern is an individual dedicated to the creation of new projects and processes in an industry like environment. These positions are highly project driven and employees are expected to achieve a project on deadline. The majority of work involves new development of tools and software for the School of EECS and external industry sponsors.

Student Developer - Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS)
Students are hired and trained, by full time developers or student managers, to perform computer hardware and software testing, and/or development projects. Student internships average 1-3 years in length and most graduates are hired by technology companies. In addition to the technical and development skills students gain, they also learn how to work as a member of a team, gain an appreciation of the importance of deadlines, and other facets of running a business such as planning, budgeting, resource allocation, documentation and communication.

Student Information Technology (Computer Consultant) - OSU Community Network
Independently researches and resolves unique computer problems through on-line resources and consultation with colleagues, service providers and vendors. Platforms: Windows, Apple OS X, Linux, Mobile (Apple iOS, Android, Windows). Software: MS Office, Internet applications (Email, Web browsers, Cloud applications, OSU enterprise applications. Other: Malware protection, OSU network connections, file management.

Student Information Technology (Report Reviewer) - OSU Business Intelligence Center
Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance. Positions are typically found in central administrative IT departments, OSU Libraries, or individual academic or administrative units.

Student Administrator/Business Analyst - OSU Graduate School Administration
Information Services seeks students 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.

Engineering Intern: Industrial Energy Efficiency - Energy Trust of Oregon
Energy Trust of Oregon’s Industry and Agriculture group is seeking an intern to support the technical management functions of the Production Efficiency program in 2016. This position will appeal to undergraduates with a desire to work in energy engineering, energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other sustainability related fields. Through the internship, the intern will gain a detailed knowledge of industrial energy efficiency equipment and practices, make connections and gain experience in the energy engineering and energy consulting industries.

Engineering Intern: Planning and Evaluation - Energy Trust of Oregon
The Engineering Intern position is designed for graduate students or undergraduate students in their junior or senior year with a desire to gain knowledge about energy efficiency, building science and experience with data collection and analysis that informs organizational decision-making. The Engineering Intern will assist Engineering, Planning and Evaluation staff with a wide range of data collection and data analysis tasks.

User Experience Design Intern, Summer 2016, North America - Google
Design and user experience (UX) are at the forefront of everything we do. The job of a Designer is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In a Designer role, you’ll tackle complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use solutions for billions of people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Must be currently pursuing a BA/BS or MS in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Fine Arts Design, or related field, and graduating in December 2016, 2017 or 2018.

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Education Alliance and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Internships for Graduate Students
Selected Intern Scholars will pursue innovative research in semiconductor manufacturing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ state-of-the-art facilities. See detailed descriptions of available internship positions.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst - OSU Student Health Services
This position provides Information Technology services to the employees of SHS. The SHS departmental Information Services includes numerous servers, an electronic health record (EMR), numerous ancillary clinical systems and a building wide wireless network with a complex firewall system. This position will analyze and develop systems and technology-based solutions to meet user needs including application databases and related systems. The core functions of the position are: systems analysis and development; applications programming; database analysis. The SHS network consists of application or database servers along with related wireless networking and security/firewall systems The position responds to the users’ request for training and assistance with the hardware, software, and designs application programs.

Machine learning opening - Datalogic
We are in the process of recruiting top students that have recently graduated from Oregon State University with a high GPA to come work in our DL LABS in Pasadena. We are looking for candidates that are wanting to be a part of the Machine learning environment. The following skill set is what we are looking for. Experience developing scientific/mathematical software. Proficient with C/C++, excellent programming practices, and software development tools and techniques (version control, unit testing, code refactoring, bug tracking). Strong theoretical background, able to read, understand, and implement algorithms described in CV/ML scientific papers.

Robotics Software Engineer - Marble
You are joining very early and will have a huge amount of responsibility, impact, and growth. Don’t worry about being relegated to only one particular area of our stack, holed away in some cubicle - we’ve got a lot of software up and down the stack to write together. Expect to be mostly in ROS writing C++ with a healthy amount of scripting in python and/or node. You must be able to move fast and get things done. Experience with field-deployed robots is a huge plus - expect to spend a fair bit of time in the streets with us (and the robots, of course).

Entry Level Programmer Analyst - Maxim Integrated
Develop, program, and implement software solutions to enhance test engineers productivity, enable business processes, and improve manufacturing efficiency. Much of the work is conducted in a cross- functional environment that requires solid communication and project management skills. Implement tools, business processes, and reports to enable resource capacity planning, test system utilization, and performance reporting. Coordinate with other teams, stakeholders, and 3rd Party vendors on outsourced projects. Co-Design and improve existing/new models/tools. Create, implement, enforce, and improve work flows. Work in cross-functional environment with Test Development Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing IT.

Test Lab Engineer - Center for Applied Systems & Software (CASS)
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.

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