IN THE NEWS

Margaret Burnett on pioneering, mentoring, changing the world & GenderMag
In this conversation, she shares experiences being the first woman software developer at Proctor & Gamble Ivorydale in the 1970s, and creating two start-ups as well as a women’s business network in the 1980s. She also talks about her work in academia, in particular about her GenderMag project, as well as practical experiences including mentoring and management using dove-tailing strategies as well as managing family life by drawing fences. She also tries to do one thing every day to make the world a better place. An inspirational person in so many ways! Changing Academic Life (podcast)

OSU EECS Minute - Magnetic Particle Imaging Scanner
Graduate student Philip Lenox is building a biomedical imaging sensor that can be used for cancer research. His project earned the Best Student Presentation Award at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference. EECS (video)

OPPORTUNITIES

CS 446/546 – Networks in Computational Biology
MWF 1:00–1:50 PM | Weniger 201 | Fall 2017 | Instructor: Stephen Ramsey
Are you interested in computational biology?
Check out CS 446/519! In this course you will:

  • get to do a research project related to analyzing a large network
  • learn about tools for analyzing and modeling networks
  • use Python and R packages for data & network analysis
  • improve your skills in data science
  • learn about networks in biology – no biology background required

Non-CS students who are proficient in programming are welcome!

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 g.co/actionschallenge.

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.

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Prashant Kumar
Friday, July 21 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 2057
Frame Field Design in Volumes and Connectivity Editing for Hexahedral Meshes
Major Advisor: Eugene Zhang; Committee: Mike Bailey, Amir Nayyeri, Yue Zhang; GCR: Michael Scott

EVENTS

ANSYS Technology Event
Thursday, July 20 | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Topgolf, Hillsboro, OR
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. Tee off with us and learn more about what sets ANSYS software apart from other engineering simulation tools.

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.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

15 ways to negotiate a higher salary
Once an employer makes you a job offer, consider it hooked. But curb your urge to reflexively say yes to the first number it throws out. Now is your time to negotiate a higher salary. Employers aren’t going to volunteer a higher salary in a job offer unless you’re willing to be your own advocate. If you’re feeling squeamish about having this talk, here are 15 tips to help you come out on top in negotiations. USA Today College

The Handy Checklist That Guarantees You'll Start Your New Job on the Right Note
There are a few things you should do the night before your first day — that is, if you want to seriously impress and earn the respect of your new boss. The Muse

4 Mistakes That Ruin a First Impression, According to Science
The problem for many people, fascinating recent research out of the Netherlands reveals, isn't unconscious flubs or personality limitations, it's active self-promotion strategies that many of us think are great ways to nudge others to think highly of us. Unfortunately, the evidence shows that instead they probably make you come off as a total jerk. Inc.

JOBS

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.

Full-time/Internships - Samsung Research
We are a growing team of interdisciplinary team of researchers, scientists and engineers located in Mountain View, CA geared towards creating cutting edge products at the intersection of science, technology and design. While we are open to expertise in many fields, we are specifically searching for:

  • Computer Vision Researchers
    with proven track record in object recognition, object tracking, SLAM, sensor fusion, deep learning, 3D sensors, applications in AR/VR etc.
  • Software Engineers
    with background in building applications across platforms such as web, smartphones, tablets and others.
  • Low-level software hackers
    who aren’t afraid to edit the kernel or build their own OS, but also know how to work at the application layer.
  • Electrical Engineers
    who can combine serious hands-on EE chops with physical prototyping and software development skills.

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.

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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