IN THE NEWS

OSU in top 10 for online ed
Oregon State University held onto its top 10 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of best online bachelor’s degree programs in the country. OSU received an overall score of 93 out of 100 points in the magazine’s 2016 rankings, released on Tuesday. Ecampus offers 20 bachelor’s degree programs, with computer science being the most popular. Corvallis Gazette-Times, OSU press release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Oregon State launches humanitarian engineering program
The Oregon State University College of Engineering has recently launched a humanitarian engineering program like few others in the nation, partly as a response to a growing number of students who want to make an impact both locally and globally. Undergraduate students can now minor in this field, taking classes that emphasize the importance of socio-cultural, economic, environmental and resource management factors. Work in ethics, social justice and cross-cultural communication is also part of the program. OSU press release, Portland Business Journal

Not Nearly There: Get involved outside of the classroom
Extracurricular activities may offer students outlets to expand their interpersonal communication skills, writing skills, diversity perspectives and other developments essential for their lives and careers after college. The Daily Barometer

Airbnb confirms it's adding 'small' engineering team to Portland office
Airbnb's Portland outpost, initially focused on customer service, is expanding to include higher end software engineering work, too. Airbnb says a "small" Portland engineering team will build tools for the company's customer service operation around the world. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

IEEE Store Volunteers
It's that time of the term to start recruiting volunteers for the IEEE store in the basement of Dearborn Hall. This is a great opportunity to gain relevant volunteering experience. The store is looking for anyone with free time who is willing to hang out in the store and supply parts to students here on campus. There are not any requirements to volunteer. You don't need to be an Electrical Engineer. You just need to be willing to be in the store for any times that you sign up for.

Diversity Career Symposium 2016
Oregon State University and University of Oregon are hosting a day-long career development event on Friday, Jan. 29th in Salem, for students who identify with communities who are traditionally underrepresented on campus and in professional settings. Students, alumni, and employers will engage in professional development workshops, hear from inspiring speakers and connect with each other through several networking opportunities. The symposium is free for students and we have extended the numbers of spots for students to register. Transportation will be provided.

Humanitarian Engineering Receives Formal Approval; Ready for Enrollment
With the approval of the minor, course offerings in Humanitarian Engineering, Science and Technology will expand with several new courses such as “Engineering for Global Health Solutions,” “Household Energy in Guatemala,” and “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Case Studies” coming up in spring and summer 2016. Please see the HEST Undergraduate Program page for up-to-date information on the requirements for the minor, upcoming course offerings, and how to enroll.

Volunteers Needed for OSURC FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competitions
The OSU Robotics Club is hosting two FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competitions on Saturday and Sunday, January 30th, and 31st in Kelley Engineering. We need your help to make this competition a success! There will be 20 teams competing each day and we need judges, referees, inspectors, time keepers, and more. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch, and snacks on the day of the competition. To register to volunteer please visit: FIRST Volunteer system and follow these instructions, or email Tim Lykins (lykinst@oregonstate.edu) with questions.

Applications for the NCWIT Collegiate Award are now open--apply today!
The NCWIT Collegiate Award, sponsored by HP and Qualcomm, honors the outstanding technical accomplishments of college women of any year of study. Conferred upon up to six students annually, the Award recognizes technical projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential societal impact. Each NCWIT Collegiate Award winner receives a $10,000 cash award, an engraved award, and a trip to the annual NCWIT Summit on Women & IT for recognition at an awards ceremony. Application deadline: January 25, 2016.

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.

MindSumo CS Projects
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

UMass Amherst 2016 Data Science Research Experience for Undergrads Program
Students will have the opportunity to work on projects touching multiple facets of data science including applications (computational social science, computational ecology and sustainability, health, and more), data analytics (machine learning, natural language processing, information retrieval, and more), and computational infrastructure for data science (databases, parallel and distributed systems, cloud computing, etc.). Applicaton deadline: January 29.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Behrooz Mahasseni
Robust and Efficient Action Classification in Videos in the Wild
Monday, January 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Alan Fern, Eugene Zhang, Fuxin Li; GCR: Brett Tyler

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

EVENTS

IEEE Intel Day
Wednesday, January 20, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1005 & 1007
Join Intel Leaders & Technology Experts. Hear from a variety of business groups including: Logic Technology Development, Software Systems, Information Technology, Foundry, Platform Engineering Client Computing Group and Design, Logistics and Technology Services. They hire BS, MS and PhDs in most engineering and science disciplines. Bring a resume!

HKN Technical Talk
Wednesday, January 20, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, KEC 1001
Join Dr. Jack Hwang, Engineering manager at Intel Corporation, for an information session. He will discuss Intel’s development of advancement of Silicon process technology and how they brought advanced technologies to High Volume Manufacturing years ahead of its competitors. As we look to 2016 and beyond, Intel will continue its investment in inventing and developing new technologies. They hire PhDs in most engineering and science related disciplines. Bring a resume!

Hot Topics/Cool Talks: The Internet of Things: Success vs. Hype
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Portland (Location TBA)
The Internet of Things will have a huge impact on consumer behavior, the design of cities, new business development and more. Will Oregon take on the new frontier? Meet the innovators who are pushing the state's IoT agenda forward and hear about the following opportunities and challenges:

  • Why the time is now
  • Real life IoT applications
  • How other businesses can benefit from IoT

Diversity Career Symposium
Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial Street SE, Salem
Lunch is provided
DCS is a day-long career development event for students who identify with communities who are traditionally underrepresented on campus and in professional settings. Throughout the day, students, alumni and employers will engage in professional development workshops, hear from inspiring speakers and connect with each other through several networking opportunities. The Diversity Career Symposium is free for all students, and transportation from Corvallis will be provided.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. We encourage applications from students in engineering and the physical, computer, mathematical or life sciences who meet the following eligibility requirements. The fellowship provides four years of support, but must be renewed each summer. Application deadline: January 19, 2016.

U.S. Department of Energy / Krell Institute - Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF)
Provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. The DOE CSGF is open to U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who plan full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited U.S. university. The following criteria will be used to determine the eligibility of those applying for DOE CSGF. At the time of application, eligibility will apply to: undergraduate seniors; applicants with no more than B.S. or B.A. degrees who are not enrolled in graduate school; first-year graduate students (M.S. degree or Ph.D. students without an M.S. degree). Application deadline: January 19, 2016.

2016 Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship
The OSU Alumni Association and the Department of Student Leadership & Involvement ‐ Center for Leadership Development are excited to accept nominations and applications for the Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship. The Schoenstein Sustaining Excellence Scholarship Fund will award four (4) students a onetime scholarship in the amount of $1000. This fund was dedicated in order to provide scholarships for students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year who are actively involved with activities beyond class work, demonstrating they are well‐rounded, contributing members of the OSU community. Application deadline: January 25, 2016.

Ernest L. Baulch, W2TX, and Marcia E. Baulch, WA2AKJ, Scholarship
$3500 scholarship for a student with any active Amateur Radio License Class license who is studying at a four-year college or university. Application deadline: January 31, 2016.

Victor Poor, W5SMM, Memorial Scholarship Fund
$2500 scholarship for a student of electrical engineering, with a preference for concentration in digital communications. Must have a Technical Class or higher radio license. Application deadline: Jan 31, 2016.

Wilse Morgan, WX7P, Memorial ARRL Northwestern Division Scholarship Fund
$1000 scholarship for a student with a General Class radio license or higher who is a resident in the ARRL Northwestern Division (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington). Must be studying engineering, medicine, science, or business. Preference given to applicants with 3.0 GPA or higher for the academic year immediately prior to application (high school or college). Application deadline: January 31, 2016.

Betty Weatherford, KQ6RE, Memorial Scholarship
$1000 award for a student with an Amateur Radio license in any class. Must be studying electrical or communications engineering. Application deadline: January 31, 2016.

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.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Application Deadline: January 22, 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.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

5 tips for facing your networking fears
Not everyone finds networking easy, but it’s part of doing business. These tips will help you to get the most out of your networking events. Portland Business Journal

The Star Wars Guide to Networking on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the TOP professional social platform and presents a world of networking opportunities. With this guide, you can start your journey to becoming a LinkedIn Jedi master. The Muse

JOBS

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.

Microsoft Student Partner: Spring 2016
Every year Microsoft invites a select group of students to become on-campus insiders and serve as a communication point for all of the latest Microsoft tools, technologies and innovations. This program has been so successful for both Microsoft and the participating campuses, that we received additional funding to expand our list of participating universities. Oregon State University is one of the schools that we would like to add to the program. The ideal student candidate would be: passionate about technology, tech-savvy and thrilled to learn new skills and share those with others; not afraid to become a community leader on campus; actively involved on-campus and with student organizations; enrolled full time at Oregon State and is eligible to work in the United States from September 1, 2015, through June 1, 2016 and beyond.

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 Software Engineer, OSU Open Source Lab
Designing, developing and maintaining open source projects in Python, PHP, Ruby, Java and other languages. Writing open source code, comprehensive documentation, and educational materials supporting the OSL's infrastructure and the world-wide open source community. Working with infrastructure maintainers on configuration management and deployment technologies for open source software. Communicating with peers, users, and the wider open source community via email, IRC and others as needed.

Student Information Technology Pool, Univ Admin Business Ctr
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 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 (RCRV IT Assistant), College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS)
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of the Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) technical team (https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/ships/rcrv/) and will have the opportunity to work on a variety of IT projects and activities. We seek an assistant who has an interest in scientific data management, data analytics, and visualization to assist our team in developing a prototype data system for the new research vessels. Generally, the IT Assistant will perform a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis.

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 Information Technology (Computer Consultant), Community Network office
Independently researches and resolves unique computer problems through on-line resources and consultation with colleagues, service providers and vendors. Enter all support requests into Helpdesk software application. Answer support requests in a timely manner. Refer customers to proper support staff when issue cannot be resolved.

OSU TOUR Ambassador
The Office of Admissions is looking for candidates to fill positions as TOUR Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year. U.S. News and World Report listed on-campus tour guide as the best college job to boost your resume! Ideal candidates: have a wide range of OSU experiences; enjoy working with people; have public speaking skills; are outgoing; are self-motivated.

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.

RFIC Design Positions at Qualcomm
Despite tough economic times, RFIC group at Qualcomm is continuing to do well. We have approximately ~10 internship and ~10 full-time positions to fill in 2016. Please ask interested Ph.D. students to contact me directly:

  • Students graduating in the next 6 months will be considered for full-time positions.
  • Students graduating in the next 1-2 years will be considered for 6month internships.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students:

 

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