ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have you registered for the Industry Reception?
All CS and ECE students (Freshmen - PhD) are invited to attend the Industry Reception. Registration closes Tuesday or when we run out of space. Start building your professional network today! Whether you are looking for an internship or a job, or just want to learn more about your career options, this event is for you!

The 16th annual Industry Reception happens on the Corvallis campus and is designed to help you meet people from industry who are interested in meeting students like you! It also gives you a place to learn about their organizations, possible career paths, and ask questions.

All CS and ECE students are invited. Pre-registration required.

IN THE NEWS

OSU received $1.5 million grant to promote national cyber security
The Cyber Resilience Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), is made up of nine universities and two national laboratories. The consortium is designed to improve the security and resilience of our national cyber networks, whose function is to deliver energy to the nation. “In the beginning just getting ‘power’ people and ‘cyber’ people to talk was difficult, it took us a long time,” said Rakesh Bobba, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at OSU. “But now we work across disciplines very well.” With all the talk around buzzwords such as cybersecurity, cascading outages and cloud storage, it can be easy to forget the real world applications of these concepts. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, knows there are multiple examples to draw from. “The most interesting aspect is having the ability to collaborate with top notch researchers and solving real life problems, which are both theoretically and academically interesting,” Attila Yavuz said. The Daily Barometer

Raising the Bar in Online Education
No matter the discipline, Ecampus is focused on delivering programs that provide career advancement opportunities. Students holding a completed undergraduate degree can earn a post-baccalaureate degree in computer science entirely online through Ecampus, and this appealed to 2013 graduate Chauncy Faulkner. Oregon Business

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Oregon has nation's healthiest economy: Bloomberg study
Oregon, the nation's 27th-largest state, had the best performing economy in the nation based on employment, home prices, personal income, tax revenue, mortgage delinquency and publicly traded equity of its companies during the first three quarters of the year, according to Bloomberg. The Oregonian

Cascade Microtech's buyer: No change at Beaverton factory
The chief executive of FormFactor, the California company buying Beaverton-based Cascade Microtech, says it's not planning significant changes at the Oregon site following the deal. Cascade Microtech has about 500 employees, slightly more than half of them in Beaverton. The Oregonian

Technical Majors Projected to Earn Top Salaries Among Class of 2016 Advanced Degree Grads
Engineering graduates are expected to be the highest paid at the master's degree level for the Class of 2016, according to results of NACE's Winter 2016 Salary Survey. Meanwhile, computer science majors have the top projected salary at the doctoral level. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

New Portland jobs board pairs women with tech jobs
Scout Savvy is a hiring tool designed to connect technical women with companies that value gender diversity, offering a marketplace for job seekers and employers. It is free for job seekers to post resumes to the site. Companies will be charged to post job openings. Eventually, there will also be educational videos and other content to help job seekers brush up on soft skills such as salary negotiations or navigating an all-male development team. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Computer Science Coding Competition Kicks Off
The "Dream it. Code it. Win it." contest is an international student coding competition that rewards and promotes creative problem solving, diversity, and literacy in the field of computer science. High-school and college students worldwide can begin to submit their solutions to compete for $80,000 in prizes. Dream it. Code it. Win it. differs from traditional coding competitions or hackathons, which focus on coding alone, because entries are judged on both the quality of the problem and solution. Entries will be accepted until midnight on April 3, 2016.

Shark Tank – Pitch Your Idea!
Tuesday, March 8, 6 PM to 8 PM, Sunnyside Up Cafe, Corvallis
Do you have an idea worth sharing? Pitch at Shark Tank for a chance to meet investors and mentors. The best idea will automatically be a finalist for acceptance into the 2016 Willamette Angel Conference.

Green Energy Challenge
The Green Energy Challenge is an annual national competition in which OSU students, usually CEM, have participated in many recent years. I’d like to make participation on our team open to EECS students to help boost our competitiveness and to increase our overall participation level. The project has a sizable design component, so the EE’s and CEM’s could complement each other nicely. Most of the work for the project takes place during the Winter term with pre-proposals due on Feb. 26 and final proposals due on April 4.

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.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society for Information Display Technical Talk
Flat-Panel Display Backplanes: Past, Present, and a Possible Future Option

Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m., KEC 1126
John F. Wager, Michael and Judith Gaulke Endowed Chair, School of EECS, Oregon State University
Note: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

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

Digital Transmitter Revolution: From Polar to Multiphase SCPAs
Monday, March 28, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003
Jeffrey Walling, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah

EVENTS

16th Annual Industry Reception
Wednesday, February 24, starts at 4:45 pm, Kelley Engineering Center
Whether you are looking for an internship or a job or just want to learn more about your career options, this event is for you! The reception gives you a place to meet potential employers, ask questions about the current job market, and get your resume out there. Pre-registration is required.

Engineering & Technology Career Fair
Thursday, February 25, 11:00am-4:00pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Attend the Career Fair to meet over 100 employers interested in hiring OSU students and alumni! Need some practice with your networking and interviewing skills? Check out Speed Mock Interviews and Mocktails under the Career Events tab to register for these great practice events the day before the Career Fair.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Iberdrola USA Foundation 2016/2017 Energy & Environment Scholarships
The Iberdrola USA Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment at Binghamton University, Oregon State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Connecticut, the University of Maine, and the University of Rochester for the 2016/2017 academic year. The Iberdrola Scholarship is open to U.S. nationality students wishing to pursue master’s level work with an emphasis on sustainable energy, energy efficiency and climate-related areas of study in addition to more specific business areas. The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance, and provide a $25,200 annual stipend for other expenses. Application deadline: February 26.

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.

AVANGRID Foundation International Energy & Environment Scholarships
The AVANGRID Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment at ICAI, School of Engineering at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain and at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for the 2016/2017 academic year. The AVANGRID Foundation scholarship program is open to students of US nationality to pursue master’s-level work with an emphasis on sustainably energy, environmental science and climate-related areas of study, in addition to more specific business areas. The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance and a monthly stipend of €1200 at Universidad Pontificia Comillas and £1200 at the University of Edinburgh for other expenses. Application deadline: March 29, 2016.

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: March 31.

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. 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.

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.

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

9 Job Search Tips for Soon-to-Be Grads Who Need a Job ASAP
Landing a gig is easier said than done, but with these nine awesome resources to get you started, you’ll be walking into a new office with swagger in no time. The Muse

JOBS

Student IT Support - Memorial Union
The purpose of this job will be to provide desktop support in the Memorial Union and Student Experience Center. Position Duties: installing and configuring Windows PCs and MACs and application software; printer setup and network configuration of computers and printers.

Software Development Engineer Intern - HP
The Software Development Engineer Intern position (SW Dev) analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements in developing and integrating new data streams on a project-by-project basis. They are also responsible for assisting with the management of the data flow, data quality, usability, performance and the integrity of the information. Using current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications as well as completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. Interacts with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications to new or existing software. The intern will interface with other Software Developers and Architects in implementing Big Data solutions that enable the business to be data driven.

Crew Leader (Summer Internship) - Traffic Tech Services
Traffic Technology Services is a technology company specializing in data content and information offerings for connected vehicle applications. Our ideal candidates are college seniors or graduate students in engineering or other technical disciplines. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and general engineering/scientific practices. Knowledge of traffic signal timing and operations is preferred, but not required. Responsibilities will include: field testing (topology, signal phasing, and signal latency), scheduling and overseeing crew members, quality control, and report writing.

Crew Member (Summer Internship) - Traffic Technology Services
Traffic Technology Services is a technology company specializing in data content and information offerings for connected vehicle applications. Our ideal candidates are college students in engineering or other technical disciplines. Candidates should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Good communication skills are required. Selected candidates will work on a team of six crew members at one of our field deployment locations. Responsibilities will include: field testing (topology, signal phasing, and signal latency), corrections, and report writing.

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.

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.

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.

Graduate Interns - Mediatek
3 Interns are needed who are Msc. or Phd. candidates for the following job description: Research and evaluate new transceiver architectures for next generation 100+Gbps PHYs. Collaborate and possibly take ownership of challenging building blocks in state of the art high speed PHY transceivers, that includes receiver front end, VGA, ADC, DAC, PLL, global clock distribution, serializer and de-serializers, etc. Verification of transceivers operation and response under stringent channel requirements. The project is in early stages of development, so interns will get a great opportunity to learn and gain experience through the difference design phases and interaction with industry veterans and expertise.

Multiple full-time and internship positions available at robotics startup Maidbot
Maidbot (http://www.maidbot.co) is a Cornell University supported robotics startup founded by Cornell and Georgia Tech graduates. We are building autonomous mobile robots for the hospitality industry. We have multiple job openings for software and electrical engineers that we are looking to fill as soon as possible. In addition, we are conducting pre-interviews for full-time positions that will become available around May 2016. We will also be launching a (paid) summer internship program. So if you love robots but are still a student, consider these opportunities!

Computer Administration Engineering Intern - HP
Are you a highly motivated, innovative person who wants to work on the cutting edge of the commercial printing industry? The Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions team is driving the transition from traditional offset printing to digital. Expectations: Ability to apply intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve technical issues around our Product Life Cycle. Work on problems/projects of moderately complex scope. Exercises independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Intern - HP
The BI Analyst Intern will conduct deep-dive ad-hoc analyses for the purpose of identifying new trends and opportunities to improve key business processes and decisions. Expect to work on several projects over the course of your internship, with varying degrees of complexity. Some of the key aspects of the role include: Identify the appropriate research source, analytical methods and tools required to achieve the objectives or complete the project. Organize the data gathering process and analytical approach. Develop and/or enhance existing financial and statistical models to explain the results. Synthesize the key information and conclusions. Contribute to the set of comprehensive recommendations for optimizing the business and financial performance based upon the conclusions. Independently draft and present the deliverables to clients and senior leaders.

Data Science Interns - Apple
The Analytic Insight team provides analytic support across Apple's lines of business, applying machine learning and data mining to protect customers and mitigate abuse. The team of data scientists develop supervised and unsupervised models from historical data to take real-time and forensic action against a variety of threats. As an intern on the AI team, you will work with your mentor to develop an innovative research project and present the results to senior leadership at the end of the summer. You will get to work on interesting problems with real data at a large scale. Past internship projects include: active learning, relational learning and data visualization. We are seeking a Ph.D. or M.S. student in machine learning, statistics, operations research or related field.

Information Technology Development Program - Precision Castparts Corp.
PCC’s Information Technology Development Program is a two-year rotational program designed to develop the future IT leaders of our business. The IDP is designed to teach members the critical aspects of PCC’s business so they can effectively influence the future direction of the company. PCC is seeking qualified graduates who generate energy and enthusiasm and have the desire to win. The IDP is designed to enable such individuals to accelerate their career growth as they increase their value to PCC. In just two years, those selected will be immersed in four cross-functional rotations. The rotations include on-the-job assignments that provide maximum exposure to PCC's operations.

Analog Design Engineer - Analog Devices
Design, development, and debug of Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits within a team developing highly integrated RF-to-bits transceivers. Strong baseband analog circuit skills required. RF circuit knowledge not required but is a plus. Applicants must be capable of growing their skills to encompass the wide range of circuits and systems included in these products.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Specialized Administrative Services
This position will work collaboratively with departmental stakeholders, the IT manager, and IT staff to analyze departmental needs and convert those needs into effective solutions. Duties will also include support and development of relational databases, web applications, mobile application, and reports. The Analyst Programmer supports the Vision and Mission of Oregon State University and the Division of Finance and Administration through: development, maintenance, and support of custom applications, third party applications, and application interfaces; development of reports and data models to facilitate analysis; identification and development of data collection tools; management of strategic and long-term projects.

Entry Level Electrical Engineer - National Center for Atmospheric Research
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory’s (EOL) In‐Situ Sensing Facility (ISF) seeks a full‐time entry level Electrical Engineer to join a technical team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to support the development and deployment of advanced instrumentation for meteorological research. Electrical engineering design. Development of atmospheric instruments. Field deployment and operation of EOL atmospheric instruments, primarily the dropsonde systems.

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.

Sr. Hadoop Engineer - Nike
As the Sr. Hadoop Engineer, you'll work with a variety of talented Nike teammates and be a driving force for building Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions for Nike digital. You'll be responsible for the delivery of solutions on top of Hadoop Big Data Platform implementation. These solutions powers critical business decisions and personalized experiences for our consumers. Requires MS/BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline; 6+ years’ experience in large-scale distributed application development.

Lead Hadoop Engineer - Nike
As a Lead Hadoop Engineer, you will be working with our highly motivated application engineers and data scientists to provide consumer insights that drive Nike to new heights. You will be building our next generation analytics platform in the cloud using mature and emerging Big Data technology and tools. Here are some highlights of the responsibilities for this critical role: Design and develop data ingestion, aggregation, integration and advanced analytics in Hadoop. Develop architecture and design patterns to process and store high volume data sets. Build continuous integration and test driven development environment. Research and deploy new tools, frameworks and patterns to build a sustainable big data platform.

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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