IN THE NEWS

Open source code could save money, spur tech growth
Oregon State is another leader. Its Open Source Lab is a nonprofit organization working for the advancement of open source technologies. By enabling innovative projects and distributing software to millions of users globally, the lab is working to accelerate the growth of high-impact open source software projects and promote an open source culture of accessibility and increased productivity around the world. The lab partners with industry leaders and policy makers to bring open source technologies to new sectors, including education, health and government. The Northside Sun (Jackson, MS)

OSU to be founding partner in national robotics initiative
Oregon State University will be one of the founding academic partners in the newest Manufacturing USA Institute, a $3 billion federal and private company initiative designed to enhance U.S. competitiveness in advanced manufacturing. This is the latest of 14 institutes that have been announced, and is known as the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub. “We'll be leveraging our world-class robotics faculty in collaboration with our colleagues in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing engineering and electrical engineering and computer science,” said Bill Smart, an associate professor in the OSU College of Engineering and one of the university’s leaders in robotics education and research. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Cassie - Next Generation Robot
Engineers at Oregon State University are creating the next generation of bipedal robots. "We've had to build a lithium ion battery pack. We looked around to have people build it for us and the two markets for that really exist in electric vehicles and home backup power, and those are both just way too large for our applications." -- Ryan Domres, ECE undergraduate student. OSU YouTube video

Agility Robotics Introduces Cassie, a Dynamic and Talented Robot Delivery Ostrich
Cassie is just three months old in this video, which, if you consider the typical pace for teaching a bipedal robot that you designed from the ground up from scratch to walk without constantly falling over, is quite frankly astonishing. As you can see in the video, they’re not being shy with what they ask Cassie to do: It’s on dirt, it’s on grass, it’s balancing on a wobbly dock surrounded by an alarming amount of water, it’s even standing outside in the rain, which is an important feature for any robot that spends much time in Oregon. IEEE Spectrum

Robots are getting much better at walking on two legs
This could be the future of robotics — and it kind of looks like a chicken. Agility Robotics unveiled a bipedal robot called Cassie this week. The company, which spun out of the ATRIAS project at Oregon State University, is focused on "legged locomotion" and hopes to someday engineer robots that can walk just like people. Mashable

Oregon State’s Wager honored by National Academy of Inventors
John Wager, Oregon State professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This prestigious title is given to academic inventors who have created or facilitated innovations that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. OSU Advantage

Advantage Accelerator interns: driven to succeed
Susmita Padala’s life goal is to help others through computer technology. As a computer science major, Padala is conducting research in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). With the help of Anita Sarma, associate professor of computer science at Oregon State, Padala is attempting to identify and eliminate gender barriers in open source software. However, her main passion lies in assistive technology, such as visual tracking software for people with disabilities. She plans to start a company that focuses on one of these areas. OSU Advantage

Business and engineering students create gadgets and gizmos
“Gadgets and Gizmos” was the theme for the first HWeekend of 2017 on January 20-22, jointly sponsored by the College of Business and the College of Engineering. In just one weekend, forty-seven students from business and engineering designed, built, and pitched their idea for a marketable product including temperature based alarm clock, a computer controlled potato launcher, a 3-D printed longboard fender, and a self-playing guitar. EECS News

Go drone racers go!
Karl Payne, who formed a drone racing group as a part of OSU’s Robotics Club near the beginning of the school year, said the group meets about once a week to fly when the weather is good or to do workshops when its not. Michael Hand said he and the other members of the drone racing group are working on developing kits with parts to build a drone that can be sold from the Robotics Club’s store in the basement of Dearborn Hall. Corvallis Gazette-Times

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Intel: $7B Arizona fab investment will create thousands of jobs
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the chip maker will invest $7 billion in one of its U.S. factories, or fabs. Once completed, Fab 42 will employ 3,000, plus another 7,000 indirect jobs. Intel’s Arizona footprint includes two locations in the Chandler area. It employs more than 10,000 in the region. The Arizona Fab, one of the company’s high-volume manufacturing sites, will incorporate next-generation technology for creating 7 nanometer chips. Portland Business Journal

Intel, moving beyond PCs, seeks explosive growth in new technologies
With the PC market facing prolonged decline, executives at Intel's annual investor day said the company is depending on explosive growth in new markets or in established industries where it currently has a modest foothold. The company envisions a future enabling self-driving cars, virtual reality and super-fast 5G wireless networks. In pursuit of that goal, Intel pledged to invest billions of dollars in data centers, artificial intelligence and computer networking. The Oregonian

Startup that pays people to legally hack Uber, Starbucks, raises $40M
HackerOne, a startup that helps companies create “white hat” hacking incentive programs, said that it's raised $40 million in new funding. HackerOne says it has more than 100,000 white hat hackers registered on the platform, who have collectively found 38,000 bugs, in return for $14 million in bounties — $7 million of which were paid in the last year alone. Its roughly 700 customers include Airbnb, CloudFlare, General Motors, GitHub, New Relic, Nintendo, Qualcomm, Starbucks and Uber. Silicon Valley Business Journal

Tech scene flourishes
Projects backed by Lane County’s technology leaders in recent years are starting to produce results, including improving access to affordable high-speed Internet service in downtown Eugene and deepening the pool of tech talent. Job seekers with technical skills have much to choose from in the Eugene-Springfield area, with more than 200 openings at local video game studios, software development companies, education technology firms, digital marketing firms and more. Lane County’s tech industry had 429 firms and 4,329 jobs last year. Eugene Register-Guard

ESI will restructure, closing sites and cutting jobs
Electro Scientific Industries, Oregon's oldest technology company, unveiled a broad restructuring Friday to streamline its business and produce more dependable financial results. ESI, founded in 1944, sells laser tools and other equipment to electronics manufacturers. The company has struggled in recent years to find a dependable market for its technology. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Intel Day for BS, MS, and PhDs
Thursday, February 23 | 10 am - 3 pm | KEC 1005 & 1007
Join Intel representatives for an open house! This venue offers a chance to network and ask questions. The company is hoping to meet students interested in learning about internships/employment majoring in: Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics. **Food Provided** All are welcome!

Seminar: Blind Ambition presented by Patricia Walsh
Friday, February 24 | 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. | Kearney 112 | Registration required
Patricia Walsh is the author of Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want. She shares lessons learned as an award-winning engineer and world-class athlete to inspire others in exceeding their highest expectations. Patricia has a degree in computer science from Oregon State University, becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft.

OregonCTF (Capture the Flag)
Saturday, February 25 | 10am-5pm | Portland State University
OregonCTF is an annual event that helps students learn and practice their security skills in a fun and challenging format. Students are invited to work in teams or individually on challenges hosted by Raytheon. The CTF session will run from 10am to 3pm. From 3pm-5pm, we will invite industry leaders and advanced students to lead an informal session featuring collaborative problem solving, walkthroughs, and mentoring in order to help beginners learn security concepts and skills more quickly.

Materials Research Society
Wednesdays, 5 p.m, Materials Research Society student chapter meeting. Locations vary - see chapter site for more information. The Materials Research Society student chapter introduces students to the discipline of materials science and fosters connections between students, faculty, and industry. The chapter also hosts lab and industry tours, science demonstrations, seminars, and more.

Information and Global Social Justice: Italy
Information and Global Social Justice: Italy is a three-credit course consisting of one week of class on-campus in Corvallis, then two weeks in Ferrara, Italy. The course focuses on the ways that we get information about social justice and human rights issues in other parts of the world, across language and cultural divides. This course can be used as an elective towards the Humanitarian Eng minor and count for the experiential learning credit.

Opportunity for Study Abroad
A group of OSU students will travel to Uganda this summer to work with a humanitarian organization called TERREWODE, as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. Students who would like to learn more, particularly those interested in humanitarian engineering, are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming travel info sessions: Friday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. in Austin Hall 338, or Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., in Austin Hall 216.

Applications for 2017 AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders are now open; 2 scholarships are available
May 31–June 3, 2017, University of Maryland, College Park
As America’s premier conference for college women, NCCWSL provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders. With sessions designed to address the needs of both current and aspiring leaders, NCCWSL is a perfect offering to enhance the leadership opportunities already available to students. Send requests for a scholarship application to oharal@oregonstate.edu

Google YouTube Live Events
The Google University Programs team has some exciting YouTube Live events coming up in February and we would love for you to join us. It’s just like watching a YouTube video, except we’ll be broadcasting live from our offices and you can chat in and ask us questions in real time. February discussions include:

  • Thurs, Feb 16, 12PM PST: Job Opportunity Spotlight: The Software Engineer, Tools & Infrastructure New Grad Role
  • Thurs, Feb 23, 12PM PST: How to Transition Your Academic Skills to the Tech Industry
  • Tues, Feb 28, 12PM PST: Diversity and Inclusion at Google

RobotArt – the $100,000 Robot Art competition!
The 2017 second annual robotic art competition with $100,000 in cash prizes is now open for team registration. An international competition for all ages, the contest’s goal is to challenge teams to produce something visually beautiful with robotics—that is, to have a robot use physical brushes and paint to create an artwork. It’s ideal for students or professionals involved in robotic planning and image processing, especially those who have an appreciation for art. There is no cost to enter and any robotic system can be used to produce the artwork. Registration deadline: April 1. Finished product deadline: April 15.

Marine Energy Forum
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) and Oregon State University invite you to attend a weekly Marine Energy Forum on the OSU campus. The marine energy forum is student-led and brings in speakers from a diversity of perspectives surrounding the development of marine renewable energies such as wave, tidal, and offshore wind. Guests will include speakers from technology development, government, environmental investigation, the fishing community, student research, and more. Attendees are encouraged to interact with the guest speakers and bring their questions about this nascent but growing industry. The forum happens every Friday beginning January 13 at 12:00-1:00 PM in Rogers Hall, Room 332 on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus and is open to all. For notifications of all upcoming events please check out our Facebook page.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Justin Goins
Wednesday, February 15 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Weniger 201
Development and Implementation of JetNet: a Decentralized Wireless Sensing Protocol
Co-Major Advisors: Kartikeya Mayaram, Terri Fiez; Committee: Bechir Hamdaoui, Arun Natarajan; GCR: William Warnes

MS Final Examination – Shujin Wu
Friday, February 17 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
A Template CoprHD Storage Driver Based on the Southbound SDK
Major Advisor: Eric Walkingshaw; Committee: Amir Nayyeri, Rakesh Bobba

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

NEW! REU Positions "Story Programming" - Oregon State University
We are offering two paid REU (research experience for undergrads) positions in the intersection of the areas CS education and programming languages. TStudents who satisfy the following requirements are encouraged to apply: Oregon State University computer science freshman, sophomore, or junior; Minimum GPA of 3.0; Availability for approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year and 240 hours during the summer; Thorough understanding of the material learned so far, reflected by excellent grades in the classes relevant for this project (CS 160 for freshmen, CS 261 for sophomores, and CS 381 for juniors); Good communication skills; Responsible and reliable. Application deadline: February 17.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego Summer Internship Program
The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) seeks inquisitive motivated undergraduates with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science, majoring in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology or geology. Undergraduate college students contemplating a career in scientific research and development are encouraged to apply for a summer research internship in marine science and technology. This ten-week summer internship program offers qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. Applications are due February 17, 2017.

2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics at The Johns Hopkins University
The REU program is an intensive ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. In the program, each REU student receives hands-on laboratory research experience under guidance from Hopkins faculty and graduate student mentors. Participants will also receive classes on ethics in research and technical communication. The students will have the opportunity to go on local visits to labs. Deadline: February 17, 2017.

CURENT Engineering Research Center REU
The summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Tennessee's Engineering Research Center, CURENT, provides an opportunity for students to perform electrical engineering or computer science research with CURENT's award-winning faculty and graduate students. Students will receive training in research methodology, engineering concepts, lab safety & equipment use, and professional development. Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017.

QESST Engineering Research Center - Arizona State University
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment. Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year completed by June and at least one more semester before graduation after the summer. (Graduating seniors are not eligible.) Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

NEW! Engineering Modeling and Computational Research - North Carolina A & T State University
Join us at North Carolina A & T State University (NCAT) and develop your skills in engineering modeling and computational research, in a friendly environment! This project will offer a ten-week summer program focused on computational models in engineering. Computer-based models or computational models are used to understand and analyze natural and engineered systems, and are indispensable in modern science and engineering. Application deadline: March 3.

Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology - Clemson University
The SURE program will provide students the opportunity to pursue ten weeks of directed research in the areas of electronic, photonic, and magnetic devices, including material and device design, processing, characterization, and modeling. Faculty members on the REU team currently conduct independent, interdisciplinary, and industry-coordinated studies ranging from fundamental materials and physics to functional devices, circuits, and systems. This has been facilitated by linking physics and materials processing programs to integrated multifunctional devices and circuits at the micro and nanometer scale. Thus our underlying research paradigm of materials-to-devices will be adopted in this program. Application deadline: March 3, 2017.

NEW! NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds Applications
How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker? These are some of the questions that undergraduate students will investigate this summer in our REU at the University of Rochester. Each student will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.

The program is open to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year full time students at a college or university, who are US citizens or permanent residents, and who will have completed two programming courses or have equivalent experience by the start of the summer program. Students do not need to computer science majors. Application deadline: March 10, 2017.

REU Program on Data-Centric Computing - University of Houston
The program is designed to infuse qualified undergraduates with enthusiasm toward both graduate level education and a career in research. We solicit interest from undergraduate students in Computer Science and allied fields for the NSF REU site at the Computer Science Department of the University of Houston. We will give preference to juniors and seniors, but freshmen and sophomores will also be considered if they have a strong record. he applicants need to have a solid mathematical background, which includes calculus and knowledge of basic algorithms and data structures. They also need to be proficient in C++ or Java. Application deadline: March 15.

Entrepreneurship REU - University of Connecticut
Have you ever considered starting your own business, seeking a patent for one of your ideas, or are interested in cutting edge research and translating those ideas to the marketplace? If so, UConn’s Entrepreneurial REU is for you! The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. As part of this REU, you will take part in cutting edge research on commercializable ideas with UConn faculty, as well as participate in an entrepreneurship program developed by co-PI and UConn’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

Nano-Research Experience for Undergraduates - University of Connecticut
To realize the scientific advances promised by a new era of atomic-level control over materials and devices, expertise from interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds will not only be required, but will remain a significant issue of national importance. This REU site will initiate a school of engineering-wide program at the University of Connecticut to engage talented minority and community college undergraduate participants in cutting edge experimental and computational nanotechnology research. This highly interdisciplinary research is centered at the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering and Institute of Materials Science. Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

Innovative Engineering Using Renewable Resources - University of Alabama
This REU Site at The University of Alabama involves research projects on renewable resources, with a particular focus on bamboo. All student research projects will involve bamboo. This theme was chosen because of the interest and activities centered around bamboo at UA and in Alabama over the past few years. A wide spectrum of project topics will allow undergraduate students from multiple engineering disciplines to work together on problems with broad societal impact. While the project topics will engage students in multiple disciplines, the theme is focused and allows students to work collectively on exciting and relevant problems. Students will also participate in Crimson Startup, a six-week entrepreneurship training program. Application Deadline: March 22, 2017.

Summer Engineering Research Experiences in Transportation Electrification - University of Maryland
The University of Maryland’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, with support from the National Science Foundation is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the broad area of electrical engineering. The Transportation Electrification program combines cutting-edge, team-based research with technical and educational seminars. Students are supervised jointly by faculty members and graduate students. For Summer 2017, we were pleased to offer students research experiences under Transportation Electrification, an NSF-funded REU. Selection of Transportation Electrification REU participants will be announced no later than April 1, 2017.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference (September 20-23, 2017) Scholarships
The Tapia Conference provides conference travel scholarships for students (community college/undergraduate/graduate), post-docs and a limited number for faculty at colleges/universities in the U.S and U.S. Territories. Scholarships include conference registration, meals during the conference, hotel accommodations, and a reimbursable travel stipend. Deadline to Submit Applications: Tuesday, February 28.

Summer 2017 Insight Data Engineering and AI Fellowships
Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program is an intensive, seven week professional training fellowship. The program enables software engineers and academic programmers to gain experience with the industry-specific tools needed to work in the growing field of Data Engineering at leading companies in New York and Silicon Valley. Fellows learn by building an efficient and scalable data platform in a self-directed, collaborative, and hands-on approach. This is a tuition-free program, with need-based scholarships to help cover living expenses. Application deadline: March 29.

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. Application deadline: March 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. Application deadline: March 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. Application deadline: March 31.

EVENTS

Micron Technology Career Information Session
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Gleeson 200
Please come to learn more about Micron and our career opportunities. American Dream Pizza and SSD raffle included

Winter Career Convention Day 2
Thursday, February 16 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | CH2M Hill Alumni Center and LaSells Stewart Center
These are the career fairs for engineering students. This is your chance to hone your professional skills, find an incredible internship, explore employment opportunities, and much more!

College of Engineering Graduate Research Showcase
Friday, February 17 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center
The College of Engineering is at the forefront of research and development to solve the world's most pressing problems. At the 2017 Graduate Research Showcase, graduate students will display and discuss their research projects. Learn more about the groundbreaking research being conducted, and how our graduate students are working to create a better future.

Oregon State ADVANCE Annual Lecture: Perspectives on Women in Engineering
Monday, February 20 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm | KEC 1001
Peggy Layne, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Director of AdvanceVT at Virginia Tech, former president of the Society of Women Engineers, and author of Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers and Women in Engineering: Professional Life.

START SMART: Salary Negotiation Workshop
Wednesday Feb 22 | 4-6pm | 221 Johnson Hall
Learning strategies to become a good negotiator can really improve your life! It is not only about salary: it can be flextime, working conditions, telecommuting, etc. Negotiating is a skill that CAN be taught. Dinner provided, including a round table discussion with women professionals. Learn what works!

Intel Day for BS, MS, and PhDs
Thursday, February 23 | 10 am - 3 pm | KEC 1005 & 1007
Join Intel representatives for an open house! This venue offers a chance to network and ask questions. The company is hoping to meet students interested in learning about internships/employment majoring in: Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics. **Food Provided** All are welcome!

Distinguished Speaker Series
Practice-Based Curriculum Transformation: Strategies-Tactics-Resources
Friday, February 24 | 2 p.m. | Rogers 226
William W. Prebedon, J.S. Endowed Department Chair and Professor
Michigan Technological University
The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University recently went through a major curriculum revision to “Prepare Our Students for a Complex and Changing World.” The revised curriculum was phased in over two years and all students will be on the revised in spring 2017. Professor Prebedon’s talk will cover the curriculum revision process, including strategies, tactics, and resources (funding and faculty time).

OregonCTF (Capture the Flag)
Saturday, February 25 | 10am-5pm | Portland State University
OregonCTF is an annual event that helps students learn and practice their security skills in a fun and challenging format. Students are invited to work in teams or individually on challenges hosted by Raytheon. The CTF session will run from 10am to 3pm. From 3pm-5pm, we will invite industry leaders and advanced students to lead an informal session featuring collaborative problem solving, walkthroughs, and mentoring in order to help beginners learn security concepts and skills more quickly.

Ignite TAO V8
Wednesday, March 1 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland | Free
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. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform technology. Proposals should be submitted online by January 25th.

Game On
Thursday, March 9 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | New Relic, Portland | $20
Game On is the Oregon Game Organization (OGO)'s annual celebration of games and new technology. This year, OGO and TAO have teamed up to bring you several presentations on Oregon games, where games are meeting enterprise, and a wide array interactive gaming stations and demos showcasing regional companies and their work. Join business and creative leaders, policy makers and educators on the evening of March 9th to see what where we’ve been and what’s coming next.

TechFestNW
March 23 & 24 | Portland Art Museum
TechfestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers passionate about technology, design, entrepreneurship and innovation focused on highlighting Portland, Oregon as one of America’s next technology centers. TechfestNW 2017 features two days of speakers, networking opportunities, demonstrations, competitions and parties. Startups can also participate in PitchfestNW for a chance to win cash, prizes and media coverage.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

New Year, New Job: What Job Seekers Need to Know in 2017
Hiring has grown steadily for the past seven years, and doesn’t show signs of stopping in 2017. Sixty-nine percent of recruiters surveyed by Jobvite reported their company’s hiring increased in 2016. From using referrals to get your foot in the door to targeting the fastest-growing industries, we put hard numbers behind conventional wisdom, so you know exactly what to expect in your job search this year. Jobvite

5 sabotaging job interview mistakes – and how to avoid them
Unfortunately, it's easy to make these mistakes without even realizing it — and many of them are more common than you might think. So how can you avoid making a potentially interview-ending blunder? CareerBuilder

How To Write a Great Cover Letter
You should assume your resume will merit a look at your cover letter; always include one (either as a separate document or an e-mail that acts as one); and make it exceptional, so you stand out from the crowd. Ladders

JOBS

Intel Seeking EE Student with background or interest in device/physics
Intel's Technology Laboratories have an opening for an undergraduate intern. The candidate will work in a challenging analytical group that is chartered to support Intel's advanced ULSI technology development and manufacturing activities at the Hillsboro Campus. The candidate will work closely with lab engineers in advancing analytical methods through both tool and software development. Skill sets desired include: Familiarity with analytical instrumentation and a desire to learn advanced analytical methods. Strong software/coding skills preferred. Communication and documentation skills are a must, this candidate should be able to take initiative and work both independently and in a team environment.

Undergraduate student job opportunity - Geoffrey H Wathen Mechanical Design
Student will be able to work independently on this project. Areas of expertise: Motor drive control; RF remote control systems; Wifi networking; Video recording, processing and transmission.

Engineering Internships - Boeing
Interns will have the chance to support engineering projects in space systems, military systems, commercial aircraft or technology development. Internship opportunities are available in but not limited to: aerospace/flight, mechanical/structural, electrical, software, systems, industrial, materials, manufacturing, quality, and test engineering. Internship opportunities are available throughout the country. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program or higher in engineering from an accredited course of study with an anticipated graduation date on or after August 2017.

Product Development Engineer - Intel
Responsible for ensuring the testability and manufacturability of integrated circuits from the component feasibility stage through production ramp. Make significant contributions to design, development and validation of testability circuits. Evaluation, development and debug of complex test methods. Develops and debugs complex software programs to convert design validation vectors and drive complex test equipment. Creates and tests validation and production test hardware solutions. Tests, validates, modifies and redesigns circuits to guarantee component margin to specification. Analyzes and evaluates component specification versus performance to ensure optimal match of component requirements with production equipment capability with specific emphasis on yield analysis and bin split capability. Analyzes early customer returns with emphasis on driving test hole closure activities. Creates and applies concepts for optimizing component production relative to both quality and cost constraints. Autonomously plans and schedules own daily tasks, develops solutions to problems utilizing formal education and judgment.

Customer Operations Engineer - MemSQL
Nothing lifts a company’s growth more than amazing Customer Operations. When one of our customers reaches out to us, they need to be connected not just with someone who can understand the details of their problem and find a solution, but someone smart who uses both sides of their brain. Someone who can quickly get up to speed on their business, figure out the fundamental reasons they are having their problem in the first place, and be an educator who can use the operations question as an opportunity to improve the customer’s fundamental MemSQL knowledge. Technical Requirements: solid dev-ops / sysadmin skill set; you script for fun and profit; experience with SQL query optimization.

Automation Systems Engineer Intern - HP Inc.
Automation Systems Engineer (controls, automation, data systems, networking). Designing, develop, test, deploy and maintain hardware/software solutions that meet cyber security requirements. Participates as a member of project team of other Systems automation engineers and internal and outsourced development partners to develop reliable, cost effective and high quality solutions for low to moderately- complex products.

Electrical Engineering Intern - Facilities Infrastructure - HP Inc.
The Electrical Engineer is responsible for design and operation of electrical infrastructure for manufacturing, clean rooms, research and development laboratories, data centers, computer rooms and office areas at the HP Corvallis site. Participate as a member of the facilities infrastructure engineering team with other systems engineers, systems designers, project managers, and internal and outsourced partners to complete assigned projects.

Analog Design Engineer, Sr I - Synopsys
You will be part of an R&D team developing high speed analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for 10+ Gbps SerDes IP. We are looking for an engineer with theoretical knowledge and practical experience to contribute to the team. You will work with a cross functional design team of analog and digital designers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our design environment is best-in-class with a full suite of IC design tools, supplemented by custom in-house tools, and supported by an experienced software/CAD team.

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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