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IN THE NEWS

Thirst for Knowledge
A robot walks into a bar. So do nearly 200 people. In fact, it’s a standing-room-only crowd for a talk about human-robot interactions on a dank January night for the monthly Science Pub Corvallis. Oregon State University computer science professor Heather Knight shared the stage with her latest creation, a teddy-bear-sized plastic robot named Ginger, perched on a high stool. Eugene Weekly

Meet 21 Oregon inventors who will reshape your world
If ever a state was well-equipped to serve students who've caught the inventing bug, it looks to be Oregon. The 2018 InventOR Collegiate Competition is in its second year. The program, which takes place June 29 at Oregon Tech, in Klamath Falls, offers $30,000 in prize money and in-kind services. ECE student Thomas Snyder is a member of the team that invented The SIP, “a simple, inexpensive device for people to use to test their water regularly at home.” Portland Business Journal

$50M Oregon wave test center locks down shoreside parcel, gets new name
Oregon State University has purchased five acres of land for the shoreside piece of the major wave energy test center it’s building, which by the way has a tidy new name. Formerly known as the Pacific Marine Energy Center-South Energy Test Site — frequently shortened to the equally tuneless PMEC-SETS — the $50 million project is now PacWave. Portland Business Journal

Collaboration with fishermen leads to ocean-forecasting website
Three years of capstone projects contributed to Seacast, a website for commercial fisherman on the Oregon coast. Year 1: Austin Valeske, Ryan Phillips, Kevin Rich; Year 2: Maria Powell, Reed Hamilton, Bethany Carlson; Year 3: Miles Curry, Will Olsen, Anthony Dunaway. Oregon Sea Grant

TDS Telecom Support of OSU Open Source Lab Tops $5 Million
TDS Telecommunications LLC has made a donation valued at more than $1 million to help operate the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. The gift brings TDS’s cumulative support for the lab to more than $5 million. TDS’s most recent gift represents 20 billion bits per second of bandwidth provided over three years. It enables Open Source Lab hosted sites to deliver nearly 430 terabytes of information to people around the world every month. OSU news release

OSU Engineering Expo 2018 - Polyvox
This project began at the request of Dr. Kirsten Winters, who posited the idea of creating art via motion, with the initial hope of creating some form of artistic medium in a 3D virtual environment and allowing those with artistic inclinations a new means of expressing themselves. With this directive in mind, Chris Bakkom, Richard Cunard, and Braxton Cuneo began developing the program which would become known as PolyVox. EECS YouTube

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Puppet raises $42M, will continue dramatic global expansion
Puppet’s software fuels the growing DevOps field, which combines elements of software development and IT operations to speed the delivery of applications. “Our rapid growth and international expansion is a testament to the rising demand for DevOps transformation, software automation, and the pressing need for enterprises to navigate the new world of software delivery,” said Puppet CEO Sanjay Mirchandani in a written statement. Portland Business Journal

With $200M, Portland software company raises historic round
Jama Software said Tuesday morning it has landed one of the biggest investment rounds ever for a Portland company. The company said it will help "propel ... long-term global growth and drive the expansion of the Predictive Product Development software category." Portland Business Journal

Many Lane County software companies are growing and hiring
“The growth in these new, high-wage software jobs is all good news. In particular, they are diversifying our economy and adding a component that hasn’t really existed like this previously,” Josh Lehner, an economist with the Office of Economic Analysis, wrote. But because many Oregon software operations are outposts of companies based elsewhere, the Oregon operations may be vulnerable to cutbacks in hard times, he warned. Eugene Register-Guard

$2.6M investment will help Portland camping tech company blaze new trails
According to Kevin Long, there used to be a lot of unhappy campers out there who for years searched in vain for a website with accurate campground reviews. Then in 2013, Long's wife, Sarah Smith, launched a Portland tech startup called The Dyrt, which can best be described as Yelp for campgrounds. Portland Business Journal

Mattel debuts Robotics Engineer Barbie
Barbie has had a lot of careers over the years. In the STEM fields alone, she's been a computer engineer and a game developer. And now Barbie can code, and she wants the kids who play with her to learn to code, too. Mattel has debuted Robotics Engineer Barbie, who comes complete with a laptop, safety goggles, a robot we can presume she programmed, a computer-themed T-shirt and jacket, and downloadable coding lessons using the visual coding language Tynker. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Interate
August 13, 15, 20, 22 | 4 – 6 pm | Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute, Metolius Room (HP campus)
The OSU Advantage Accelerator is offering Iterate, a four session workshop where budding entrepreneurs learn how to work with their business idea. The program is delivered in a hybrid format. Materials to read and review are online so we can spend the vast majority of the workshop time working on the business ideas. And, It’s free to all participants! This is great for faculty who have been toying with broader impacts of their research. Grad students and post docs will learn some new skills as well.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
This exciting event will take place on September 13th, 2018 and is open to all undergraduates. Two presentation options are available: 3-minute lightning talks and poster presentations. Those selected to give 3-minute lightning talks will be required to attend a practice session on either September 6th or 7th between 9am-12pm. Additional details about this practice session will be distributed to those who are selected. The deadline to apply is August 21st at 11:59pm. Once we have received all applications, we will provide additional details about the exact timing and location of the symposium.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity - UK
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

EVENTS

PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) How to Study for a Technical Interview
Tuesday, July 10 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | AWS Elemental, Portland | Free
In this seminar led by an engineering leader at Elemental, we will cover some common interviewing practices for technical interviews and what you may be able to do to get ready. Due to the level of interaction required, attendance will be capped at 20.

Robot Film Festival
Saturday, July 14 | 4:00 PM | McMenamins Mission Theater | $15 general admission; $10 student
The Robot Film Festival (RFF) is an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance. The event features screenings of invited films and juried selections from open- call submissions, live performances by robot entertainers, and a red-carpet awards ceremony. The eighth annual Robot Film Festival is themed VINTAGE ARCADE REVIVAL. What would the robots of today look like through the lens of 1980's technoptimists? Enter a technological storytelling time machine, and see the modern world through their eyes.

2018 Bend Tech Tour
Monday, Sep 17 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Downtown Bend & Beyond | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Graduated in May but still no job? Here’s what to do
Summer has arrived, and you’re starting to worry that you still haven’t landed your first job. What’s worse, your friends from school are all working and getting on with their careers. But don’t let it get you down. You probably just need to change your job-search strategy for the summer months and try doing things differently. One of the most common missteps among entry-level job seekers is to keep doing the same things but in greater doses. If something isn’t working, doing more of it isn’t likely to work, either. Fast Company

15 Ways to Win Your Phone Interview
A phone interview for a job can feel casual. You’ll be making a mistake if you treat it that way. Don’t underestimate a phone interview or cast it aside as a rehearsal. Treat it with the same vigor as you would an in-person interview. Work + Money

How to Negotiate Your Salary in Higher Ed
As a negotiation coach who has worked with clients across a variety of higher education institutions, I have often seen a level of hesitation by some clients to negotiate a job offer, compensation package, or project. The hesitation doesn’t come from a lack of skills. Instead, it is generated by the fear of not knowing how to approach the negotiation. Academic Impressions

JOBS

EECS TA (CS 16X) (Pooled Posting)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

EECS TA (ECE 1XX/2XX) (ENGR 2XX) (Pooled Position)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

Student Project Assistant (Borradaile)
The student(s) in this position will be expected to work a total of 80 hours during the month of July. This position will assist the professor in encoding the demographics of social media accounts for a research project that has been approved by OSU’s Institutional Review Board. The coder will complete Human Subject’s Research training as part of the job, if they haven’t already. The employee must be able to use basic functions of a spreadsheet and web browser. A computer will be provided for the work. The work should be completed in July.

MIME Student Information Support
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.

Student Information Technology (web ordering/LIMS system)
This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology position for the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University (OSU). The student will manage the code base for the web ordering/LIMS system.

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/61098.

Student Event Assistant
The College of Engineering is seeking up to five student event assistants. This position assists with planning, preparation and execution of COE signature events. The position is part-time, ranging from 2-20 hours per week, with the potential for winter/spring/summer break employment. To apply: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/62679. Closes July 24.

Research assistantship position for 2018/2019 M.S. graduates in the area of analog/RF IC design
The expected opening is in the Analog & Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit (AMSIC) Research Laboratory (http://www.ece.neu.edu/~monabajo), and includes the standard stipend and tuition coverage for the Ph.D. program at Northeastern University. It will be associated with a new sponsored research project involving the design of integrated circuits for wireless brain signal measurements and processing. A start at the beginning of the spring 2019 semester (Jan. 8, 2019) is preferred.

PHP WordPress Junior Web Developer Intern
All Pro Webworks is a Multi-State Web Development and Design company with offices in Salem Oregon and Issaquah Washington. Our clients range from small single employee businesses to multi-corporation conglomerates. We are looking for a PHP WordPress Junior Web Developer Intern or someone who can quickly learn PHP and WordPress. Our main office is in Salem, but we would consider allowing the intern to do remote work.

Assistant Director of IT - District Office - West Linn - Wilsonville Public Schools
The Assistant Director of Information Technology (Front-End Engineer) uses current web technologies (HTML5, php, CSS, SQL, javascript, etc) and other coding technologies to create and manipulate systems and interoperability frameworks to best fit the needs of the school district. The Assistant Director also provides leadership to the district Information Technology (IT) staff, helping the CIO to coordinate on-site IT staff and associated communication. The Assistant Director helps in the maintenance and management of the district network systems. He/She will ensure that district websites and web-based tools meet web accessibility guidelines.

Aircraft Integration & Test Technician - Vahana
Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. As Aircraft Integration and Test Technician, your role will be to support the integration and test engineering team in testing and integrating avionics, structures, electric motors, batteries, electrical harnesses, actuators and other components for our unmanned aircraft. You have a proven track record of assembling complex electrical and mechanical systems and have an extraordinary ability to maintain a safe and organized workspace while doing so. You are skilled at aircraft wiring lay out, installation and troubleshooting. You understand the importance of quality control while working in a dynamic flight test environment.

Integration Engineer - Vahana
Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. As an Integration Engineer your role will be to work on a team to test a full scale electric aircraft. This includes integration and testing of subsystems to take each aircraft from design to reality to flight. At each phase safety, aerospace standards, and quality must always be in mind. You have an understanding of aircraft systems and the hardware that merges them into a cohesive system. You have assembled complex systems and have an extraordinary ability to maintain an organized workspace while doing so. You understand the importance of quality control in an flight test environment. You can think on your feet and, above all, work creatively in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.

New Opportunity for December 2018 CS Grads - Google
Google is actively recruiting students that are graduating in December of 2018 and is seeking applications for mid-year graduates who are interested in working full-time as software engineers after graduation. Apply online at google.com/students.

Senior Instructor II of Computer Science - Eastern Oregon University
The Department of Computer Science in the College of Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Health Sciences at Eastern Oregon University is recruiting for a full-time, nine-month Senior Instructor II position. The position is renewable upon mutual agreement and eligible for review for conversion to a tenure-track position within three years. Industry experience is highly valued. The incumbent is responsible for teaching 36 load credits per academic year, which currently consists of all on-campus undergraduate computer science courses. An additional nine load credits of service are required during the academic year. In the longer term, the overall load may include the design, development, and teaching of undergraduate online courses in computer science.

Laboratory Coordinator for Physics and Astronomy Electronics Shop - University of Kansas
The University of Kansas Department of Physics and Astronomy has just launched a search for a Laboratory Coordinator for our Electronics Shop. CAD design experience; electrical assembly experience (specifically soldering and wire bonding); supervisory and instruction experience in the safe use of electronic devices and procedures. The application deadline is July 16, 2018.

Software & Firmware Engineers - Sierra Olympic Technologies
Sierra Olympic Technologies is a leading high-tech expert in thermal imaging technology, we design cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. We are located in beautiful Hood River, OR. Sierra Olympic Engineers have the opportunity to work in a collaborative team environment with many creative and talented staff who are leaders in their field. You will be developing software solutions for multiple product lines while working as a member of a tightly integrated cross-functional product team. You will have the opportunity to grow your skills learning from the best and making contributions as a “go to” person. You will be part of a world-class team producing products made here, that you can see, work, and touch.

Job opportunity: Technical Services Engineer at Biotronik
*Employer is accepting OPT/CPT*
The Technical Services Engineer will be part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for primarily providing field personnel, customers, and patients timely and accurate information regarding the specifications and functions of BIOTRONIK’s portfolio of products. This position requires the combined skillsets of a Pacemaker device technician, technical writer, and Customer Service agent.
While a background in the medical field, sciences, or engineering is necessary for this role, we will provide extensive and in-depth industry-specific training to ensure a high level of product understanding and proficiency in cardiac rhythm management. Note that this position is a customer-facing, sales-support position and excellent customer service skills are required to succeed.
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Transmission Engineer - Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric is seeking a Transmission Engineer. The team consists of Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers - however, 90% of what they do is more related to civil engineering concepts (steel design, foundation design, geotechnical analysis, etc.). For this position, they require a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Civil Engineer preferred, but not required, from ABET accredited engineering program. For more information, and to apply, search “Transmission Engineer” on PGE’s job page at: https://pgn.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.ASP?T=20180604093222&

Electrical / Chemical Engineer - UMPQUA Research Company
The journey to Mars needs new ideas and thought processes. We are looking for an eager individual who wants to be in a position to put forth their ideas and then make them happen. At our facilities in Myrtle Creek we have machining capabilities, CAD personnel, and a full-scale water analysis laboratory for use in system development and testing. Our staff includes chemists and Chemical Engineers, along with drafting personnel. We need an Electronic Engineer to replace a long-term member of our team. Knowledge in chemistry / Chemical Engineering is a plus. This is a permanent position with long term opportunities to participate in the challenge of reaching Mars.

Computer Science and Engineering Instructor pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2018-2019 academic year. The intention of this pool is to collect applications for current or future opportunities and does not necessarily imply a position is available at this time. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Dean. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science and Engineering.

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