Photos from the EECS graduation celebration are now on our Flickr page.

Congratulations to Dustin Austin, Konner Holden, Joshua Hinz, and John Conley: their paper, "Electrode modulated capacitance-electric field nonlinearity in metal-insulator-metal capacitors" was selected by Applied Physics Letters as an Editor's Pick last week.


OSU Gets $6.5M DARPA Grant for AI Research
Eight computer science professors in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s DARPA to make artificial-intelligence-based systems like autonomous vehicles and robots more trustworthy.

Stubborn spirit
It could have been a senior-design disaster. Courtney Curtis couldn’t find a microcontroller that would work, and both her teammates had to quit the project. But she decided that it wasn’t going to stop her from finishing the senior design project all on her own. EECS

Maximizing opportunities
Ron Khormaei’s first step toward college was leaving his country at age 15. It was 1983, and Iran was in the midst of the Iran-Iraq war. If he had stayed any longer he would not have been allowed to leave and eventually be drafted into the military. EECS

EUV Photoresist Pioneer Inpria Raises $23.5 Million in Series B Funding Led by Samsung Ventures
Inpria, a pioneer in high-resolution metal oxide photoresists for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), today announced that it has secured $23.5 million in Series B funding from a stellar syndicate representing leading players from across the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. (John Wager is a co-founder of Inpria.) Business Wire


Get your company to nominate you on the first-ever National Intern Day
Every day, hard-working interns across the country put in dozens of hours at thousands of companies. WayUp, an internship and job recruiting site, will honor dedicated interns on July 27 with the first-ever National Intern Day. The intern in each category with the most nominations by July 27th will get to choose the prize of their choice.

Google Actions Challenge
Turn inspiration into action by building apps for the Google Assistant on Google Home, select Android devices, and the iPhone. Enter to win more than 20 prizes including a trip to Google I/O 2018. Your app must be approved by August 31 to be eligible, so start building! Entry info and contest guidelines are at

LGBT Engineering Conference
October 20-22 | Palo Alto, CA
LGBTQ Engineering student? You can attend the Out for Undergrad: Engineering Conference in Palo Alto. The due date for the priority round of applications is April 28, but applications will be accepted until May 14. Each year, we select a diverse class of top-performing LGBTQ students from around the country. We invite them to attend our industry-focused conferences: weekend-long summits where we work with LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers.


PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Yao Liu
Thursday, July 13 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | KEC 1007
60 GHz Concurrent Dual-Polarization Receiver Front-End with Antenna-IC Co-Integration
Major Advisor: Arun Natarajan; Committee: Andreas Weisshaar, Karti Mayaram, Patrick Chiang; GCR: Leonard Coop


da Vinci Days Keynote: Timothy L. Weber, Global Head of 3D Materials & Advanced Applications, HP Inc.
Friday, July 14 | 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) | Whiteside Theater, Corvallis | Free
Tim Weber will speak on “3-D printing and the coming revolution.” A discussion of how 3-D and other megatrends are leading to a next industrial revolution. Applications include using multi-jet fusion to enable the manufacture of products that are impossible to make with conventional means. A native and current resident of Corvallis, Tim is a member of the Oregon Nano and Micro Institute Board, the Corvallis Economic Advisory Board, and the Oregon State University College of Engineering Board. He holds a PhD in engineering from Oregon State University.

Ignite TAO: Bend v1
Thursday, Aug 17 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | OSU Cascades | TAO Member or Non Member - $5; Student - $3
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. Ignite TAO: Bend will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level? Speakers are from the local Bend community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you! Proposals should be submitted online by June 30, 2017.


7 money management tips for the Class of 2017
New college grads looking for financial success might want to adopt the 50-30-20 rule, learn how to negotiate, and not lose sight of the power of compound interest. The Oregonian

Set smart goals at work to get on the path to success
Want to be known as a rising star at your new company and put the wheels in motion for a raise? Of course you do! The most effective way to do that is to be the kind of employee who sets smart goals and exceeds them. That way, you’ll not only earn a solid reputation, you’ll also have ample justification for requesting a boost in pay when it comes time for performance reviews. Monster

The 5 Things You Can Do During Any Internship to Make Sure You Get Hired
The truth is you're now embarking on one giant job interview. Companies consider themselves lucky to be able to assess your performance during the internship before extending an offer. Send a poor message about your work ethic, character, or capability, and your job prospects will wane faster than you can say, “Just back to lifeguarding 'til I find something." The Muse


Student App Developer - Univ of Oregon
The SMART-CLT project team is looking for an employee who can create a new Android OS and Apple iOS smart phone application through the modification of existing code from a previously created Android application. This application will help in measuring the performance of a mass timber building in terms of user comfort within that space. The ideal candidate will be self motivated and have experience with programming/coding in C++ (Visual Studio), the Android Platform (Java), and the Apple iOS platform.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - OSU Department of Physics
The Undergraduate Teaching Assistant assists instructors in undergraduate level Physics courses as directed. Duties may include proctoring exams or grading homework, mid-term and final exams. More advanced students may run discussion or laboratory sections.

RF Product Planner and Marketing Engineer - Tektronix
We have an exciting opportunity for a senior level product planner and marketing manager who has demonstrated leadership skills, domain expertise in RF products, and in-depth knowledge and experience in the test and measurement field. The RF Product Planner and Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive, winning strategy for addressing test and measurement needs for RF/Microwave applications.

Specialist Engineer JD - HP Security Lab, Bristol UK
The research agenda in the Security Lab is broad, and we are constantly innovating across device security, infrastructure security and security management. This position will be within our infrastructure security team, where we develop new paradigms for securing current and future device eco-systems. Our work ranges from communications security architectures, to user authentication paradigms or the security of provisioning and management architectures that support an increasingly diverse range of devices and usage models.

Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design Engineer - Voxtel
Voxtel is actively seeking an experienced Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer to contribute to the research and development of integrated circuit solutions related to Voxtel’s innovative imaging technologies. This position requires participation in all aspects of readout integrated circuit design (ROIC) development including design specification, transistor level design, physical layout, top-level assembly/verification, and electrical/optical bench debug and characterization.

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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