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IN THE NEWS

“No girls allowed” in your school’s software?
Article by Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett
Some students don’t seem to “get” computers as well as others. Unconscious biases in software design are sometimes to blame. Students of different genders often use software differently, but most software is made by people who identify as men. Unconsciously, men often make software that tends to be “cognitively optimized” for other men. This leaves a lot of people out. Medium

Amazon Prime Air funds autonomous drone research
Assistant Professor Yue Cao is collaborating with Amazon Prime Air to make UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) delivery a reality. Cao will help develop an advanced propulsion system that is more reliable and efficient. EECS News

IP Partner Robert Teel Named One of Portland Business Journal’s 2019 Forty Under 40
Robert R. Teel ('03 B.S., EE) has been selected as a recipient of the Portland Business Journal Forty Under 40 award for 2019. The honorees were selected from several hundred nominees based on their career achievements, leadership, influence and impact within their communities and industries. Stoel Rives

OPPORTUNITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW! Meet an employer
Tuesday, June 11 | 2pm | KEC 1126
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is interested in meeting students. They will be sharing information about internships, full-time openings, and scholarships. If you are interested in learning more, bring a resume.

Graduating? Don’t forget, you still have access to all these career resources:

  • Job Boards: You can use Handshake for nationwide job searching and applications. Account type should automatically be updated to alumni after graduation; contact the Career Center if you have any issues logging in.
  • Events: Our events, including career expos that happen in Corvallis, Ore., every term and draw hundreds of employers from across the Northwest and the nation, are open to alumni. You can find these events, as well as online panels and webinars on Handshake under “Events.”
  • Webinars: Check out frequent webinars and videos about professional development offered by the Oregon State Alumni Association.
  • Appointments: Recent graduates can make in-person and phone appointments with their college-specific career advisor through Handshake, for up to one year.

Please contact the Career Development Center (career@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-4085) with any additional questions!

ITIC x OSU Advantage Accelerator
Calling all who are associated with OSU companies created by faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as all startups or spinouts utilizing OSU technologies and members of the broader Oregon State University community. The Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC) and the OSU Advantage Accelerator are offering you the opportunity to gain a minimum investment from ITIC of $250,000 USD. Open to current OSU student, graduates, professors, staff or a friend of OSU community. Applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, June 19.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadline: Jun 30, 2019.

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. Deadline: Jun 30, 2019.

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. Deadline: Jun 30, 2019.

GRADUATE EXAMS

NEW! MS Final Exam – Abdulellah Almalki
Tuesday, June 11 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | KEC 1005
Target Localization Using Approximate Maximum Likelihood for MIMO Radar Systems
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Bella Bose, Gabor Temes; GCR: William Warnes

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Vahid Ghadakchi
Tuesday, June 11 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1007
Developing Effective Query Interfaces Over Structured and Semi-Structured Data
Major Advisor: Arash Termehchy; Committee: Alan Fern, Liang Huang, Prasad Tadepalli; GCR: Yelda Turkan

NEW! PhD Final Exam – Fawaz Alazemi
Wednesday, June 12 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Routerless Network-on-chip
Co Advisors: Lizhong Chen, Bella Bose; Committee: Ben Lee, Rakesh Bobba; GCR: William Warnes

NEW! MS Final Exam – Mihai Dan
Wednesday, June 12 | 1:00pm to 3:00pm | KEC 1005
Spreadsheet Explanation Through Table Abstraction
Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Eric Walkingshaw, Christopher Scaffidi; GCR: Yelda Turkan

NEW! MS Final Exam – Shengkai Zhang
Wednesday, June 12 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | KEC 1126
Exploring IMU Altitude and Position Estimation for Improved Location in Indoor Environments
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Bechir Hamdaoui, Matthew L. Johnston; GCR: William H. Warnes

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Dezhong Deng
Thursday, June 13 | 10:00am to 12:00pm | KEC 1007
Computational Approaches for RNA Structure Prediction with Dynamic Programming and Deep Neural Networks
Major Advisor: David Hendrix; Committee: Glencora Borradaile, Alan Fern, Prasad Tadepalli; GCR: Leonard Coop

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Khalid Masood
Thursday, June 13 | 10:00am to 12:00pm
Determination of Magneto-elastic Constants in Magnetic Thin Film From FMR Spectra
Major Advisor: Albrecht Jander; Committee: Pallavi Dhagat, Raviv Raich, David Cann; GCR: Henri Jansen

NEW! PhD Preliminary Oral Exam – Fahad Alhussein
Thursday, June 13 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | KEC 1007
A Variable Window Width CCRW Receiver for Multipath Mitigation in GNSS
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Bella Bose, Jinsub Kim, Tejasvi Anand; GCR: Tom Schmidt

NEW! MS Final Exam – Paris Kalathas
Friday, June 14 | 11:00am to 1:00pm | KEC 1005
Dynamic Analysis and Comparison of High-Rise Building Frames Made Of Mass-Timber and Traditional Materials Using Finite Element Analysis
Major Advisor: Yue Zhang; Committee: Ben Lee, Mike Bailey, Lizhong Chen; GCR: Arijit Sinha

EVENTS

NEW! Meet an employer
Tuesday, June 11 | 2pm | KEC 1126
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is interested in meeting students. They will be sharing information about internships, full-time openings, and scholarships. If you are interested in learning more, bring a resume.

ACT-W Conference
June 28-29 | Portland, Oregon | $65; students $35
Presented by ChickTech, the nation’s leading nonprofit in growing and retaining the number of women and girls in technology, ACT-W is an annual 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Now in its 5th year in Portland, ACT-W is a welcoming, inclusive, and hands-on experience. Join us and 600+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. Celebrating supporters of diversity, inclusion, education, and growth, there’s something for everyone, regardless of how technical you are.

JOBS

Oregon State is utilizing Handshake as the central job and internship database. Please visit Handshake and create an account to access these opportunities. Let Handshake find the jobs for you with custom search alerts.

Step 1: Log in to Handshake and navigate to the “Jobs” page.
Step 2: Set the filter criteria you want (e.g., full time vs internship, keywords, location, etc.).
Step 3: Once you are happy with your filter, select the “Get Email Alerts” button on the right hand side. You should see a pop-up stating “Created Job Alert” and your saved search parameters will now show up in the “Job Alerts” list. Create as many filters as you want.
Step 4: Set your notification preferences by clicking the “Email Alerts On” link under your job alert and selecting the frequency and method for job notifications.

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

Engineering Job Club (Online Version)
Spring term is here and if you’re graduating, one more thing just got added to your to-do list: find a job. Wondering how to fit that in with classes, capstone projects and everything else? Sign up for Engineering Job Club, a weekly email series that breaks the process down into manageable chunks. This series will help you set reminders, stay motivated, and work toward landing that engineering position you want, all on your own schedule. Series begins April 8th, but students are welcome to jump in at any time. Register today in Handshake: Engineering Job Club

Student Jobs

NEW! Student Project Assistant: Student Web Developer Assistant
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is seeking a Undergraduate or Graduate student for this hourly position. The student in this position will be expected to work between 5 to 20 hours per week. This position is responsible for maintaining and developing new features for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science website for Industry and Partners events. This position will assist the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Corporate Relations Team and College of Engineering I.T. Team in maintaining the accuracy of industry contacts. Requires professional customer service skills as this person will communicate directly to students and industry professionals in a timely manner.

NEW! Student Project Assistant
The student in this position will be expected to work between 5 to 40 hours per week over summer 2019. This position will assist PhD students and/or professor in conducting power electronics and energy systems experiments, debugging circuits or controllers, and collecting data and preparing analytical results. Preliminary framework of these tasks is set up by PhD students and/or professor, and no prior knowledge in advanced course work is required. In addition, the assistant will receive mentorship on electrical and electronics lab skill fundamentals, engineering problem solving techniques, and presentation and scientific writing education.

NEW! Student Technical Assistant (CS175)
This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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.

NEW! Info Tech Assistant - Intercollegiate Athletics
Provides technical support to Athletics faculty and staff. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of computer hardware and software. Must be pursuing Technology Based Major – Have basic foundation of knowledge and skills of technology and information systems generally obtained through an AA degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified course work in applicable fields of study.

NEW! Corporate Customer Service Representative - OSU Civil & Construction Engineering
The School of CCE is seeking a Corporate Customer Service Representative for the summer 2019 and during the 2019-2020 academic year. Duties: Utilizing Salesforce to perform maintenance of stakeholder database by searching via the internet reviewing spreadsheets and existing databases to determine accurate contact information. Contact stakeholders via telephone and email. Assist Industrial Relations Coordinator with preparation of CCE events.

EECS TA (CS 16X) (Fall 2019)
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. 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 Technical Assistant (Shuman)
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. 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.

COE Tutor
College of Engineering Academic Tutors provide one-on-one support in specific subject areas, assist students in developing study strategies for particular courses, facilitate study group sessions, and provide test review sessions. Training and orientation are required to prepare students for this peer support position.

Portland Student Support Technician
This recruitment will be used to fill 1-2 part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Support Technician positions for the new Oregon State University facility in downtown Portland. This position will assist with IT support and first response to technology issues throughout the new Portland facility.

Student Information Technology - College of Engineering
This position is responsible for the monitoring conditions of the computer labs, stocking and maintaining the printers, and enforcing lab rules. Doing rounds to monitor the state of the labs. Interacting with students in need. Stocking and maintaining printers. Communicating with coworkers. Willingness to work shifts as late as midnight.

Content Marketing - Five Wire
Seeking senior EE student, graduate student or recent graduate for technical content creation. Having recently launched the Five Wire embedded systems debugging tool we are interested in hiring students to create content and experiment with the tool to show its full depth of abilities. The Five Wire is a hardware and software combination that provides a logical analyzer, live logic display, waveform generator, pattern generator, and protocol analyzer to automate and run tests.

Student Information Technology (ECS Student Worker) (Pool)
This position will be recruiting for two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Information Technology (ECS Student Worker) position for the Enterprise Computing Services department. This position provides design, analysis and programming for a web services API infrastructure for data propagation, as well as the analysis and development of other tools and product integrations. This position functions within a team-based management environment.

Internships

ECE internship - Power Development Solutions
Power Development Solutions, LLC, or simply PDS, in Hillsboro, OR is looking for a summer intern. We are looking for an intern who would be up to the task of developing new sensors and perhaps integrating them into a distributed network of zigbee satellite modules. The sensors themselves use interfaces such as I2C, SPI, RS-422, RS-232, SDI-12 and One- Wire. We are looking at using a simple processor platform similar to the Arduino for remote zigbee interfacing.

CS Quality Assurance Internship - DAT
The QA summer intern should be in the midst of pursuing a B.S. Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering to help with automating testing. (recent graduates are also welcome to apply). Depending on the level of knowledge and experience, this person will learn either the current Cucumber/Ruby automation framework or the Load and Performance Test Framework that uses JMeter and runs within AWS. Candidates are expected to eventually write and run tests for one or more of the following products: OnTime, Power, TE, Digital Freight Marketplace, or RateView.

IT - Systems Engineer/Security Intern - DAT
DAT is currently looking for an Information Security Intern for their Corporate IT Department. The Information Security Intern will support DAT’s Information Security Program, including maintaining adequate security controls and processes to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. The intern serves as a supporting resource to daily monitoring activity to information security management.

Product Development Internship - DAT
Looking for a Computer Science student or 2019 graduate with mobile development experience to fill our engineering intern position. They will contribute to our mobile apps team and assist with Android and iOS work as needed. Some mobile development experience, good verbal and written communication skills, Team player and willing to help in any area as needed.

Mixed Signal and Analog Engineer Intern - Kepler Computing
Kepler Computing (A startup founded by a team of ex Intel vets, and renowned scientists, focusing on AI, and on extending Moore’s law) is looking for an intern, part-time or full-time candidate to work on modeling and simulations for an exciting new device. As a Mixed Signal, and Analog engineer on the team, you will be exposed to various aspects of circuit design, including modeling of new device features in SPICE and Verilog, Circuit Simulations, and layout, using Foundry PDK (65-28 or 10nm), and Cadence tools.

Full-Time Positions

NEW! Temp Program Analyst 2 - Oregon Department of Energy
4-month position working with the Oregon Dept. of Energy to analyze Renewable Energy Development Grant applications and draft recommendations. Some prior experience with grant writing and with planning, evaluating the feasibility of, or developing energy generation and renewable energy projects required. Must be at least an MS student in engineering; PhD student preferred.

NEW! Software Engineer - Android Apps - CBT Nuggets
Work with the team on Android applications to continually improve the learning experience for IT professionals. Create and maintain applications and frameworks that support the team’s products as well as maintain and improve overall system architecture in addition to implementing new features. Design and develop innovative software tools, applications, and services that are mission critical to the success of CBT Nuggets initiatives.

NEW! Software Engineer-Bend - CBT Nuggets
Work with the team on enterprise level applications and services to continually improve the learning experience for IT professionals. Create and maintain applications and frameworks that support the team’s products as well as maintain and improve overall system architecture in addition to implementing new features. Design and develop innovative software tools, applications, and services that are mission critical to the success of CBT Nuggets initiatives.

NEW! IT Professional-Eugene - CBT Nuggets
This position is responsible for the internal technical needs of all CBT Nuggets employees, trainers and certain third party contractors, as well as certain internal systems of CBT Nuggets. Proactively look for ways to make CBT Nuggets better. Logical networks to include IP addressing. Internal computer security. Windows Active Directory management. Cell phone and other device support and management. Managing systems-related tasks for SaaS subscriptions used by CBT Nuggets. Maintain networking for facility based devices such as cameras and security system.

NEW! IT Professional-Bend - CBT Nuggets
This position is responsible for the internal technical needs of all CBT Nuggets employees, trainers and certain third party contractors, as well as certain internal systems of CBT Nuggets. Proactively look for ways to make CBT Nuggets better. Logical networks to include IP addressing. Internal computer security. Windows Active Directory management. Cell phone and other device support and management. Managing systems-related tasks for SaaS subscriptions used by CBT Nuggets. Maintain networking for facility based devices such as cameras and security system.

NEW! UX Designer - CBT Nuggets
We are looking for a user-experience (UX) designer able to understand our business requirements and any technical limitations, as well as be responsible for translating user research, interviews and surveys into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes. The UX designer will also be expected to design the overall functionality of the product, and in order to ensure a great user experience, iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing. As a UX Designer, you will use your skills in Interaction and Visual Design to craft user-centered experiences across web, desktop, mobile and television that empower CBT Nuggets learners to conquer their dreams and better their lives.

NEW! Senior Software Engineer-Eugene - CBT Nuggets
Work with the team on enterprise level applications and services to continually improve the learning experience for IT professionals. Create and maintain applications and frameworks that support the team’s products as well as maintain and improve overall system architecture in addition to implementing new features. Design and develop innovative software tools, applications, and services that are mission critical to the success of CBT Nuggets initiatives.

NEW! Senior Software Engineer-Bend - CBT Nuggets
At least three years experience writing enterprise level software. Strong experience with Node.js and AWS technologies. Strong experience with MongoDB and SQL. Work with the team on enterprise level applications and services to continually improve the learning experience for IT professionals. Create and maintain applications and frameworks that support the team’s products as well as maintain and improve overall system architecture in addition to implementing new features. Design and develop innovative software tools, applications, and services that are mission critical to the success of CBT Nuggets initiatives.

NEW! Applications Analyst System Administrator - Linn-Benton Community College
Perform analysis, diagnostics, development, testing, and documentation of Banner software and other enterprise systems. Isolate and correct application errors in a timely manner. Ensure the Banner administrative system provides the services needed by the college community. Ensure integrity of the database structures. Maintain a functional level of perspective of users’ current and future needs. Assist the Enterprise Database and Systems Administrator with support of the college’s Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) suite.

NEW! Eugene Startup Opening for Senior Back End Engineer
Porter is seeking an experienced back-end engineer to join the company’s founding team and help drive the development of the company’s core product offering from beta through market launch and beyond. You will be working on virtually all aspects of the current product and future product development. You'll be working directly with the founding team on a daily basis and taking part in key technology-related decisions.

NEW! Frontend and Backend Developers - vSpectral
vSpectral is an early-stage startup with a mission is to make patient care management as pain-free as possible. Our software platform connects patients directly to their doctors and nurses with a live snapshot of their health--saving time and improving care. vSpectral is seeking applications for frontend and backend developer positions. Internship positions are also available. If interested, send your resume and a short statement of interest to Brett Stoddard brett@vspectral.com.

NEW! Foreign service information management specialist - US Department of State
The US Department of State is looking for people interested in becoming a foreign service information management specialist. They have IT opportunities at the US embassies and consulates. If you have questions about the job or application process, please contact: Bo Villa or Mike Brown.

Developer Support Agent (Tier 2) - Salesforce
Responsibilities: In your role as a Success Agent, you are the first point of contact for customers experiencing technical challenges. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting customers in troubleshooting their custom code, integration, and implementation of Salesforce products. This involves debugging, troubleshooting, and ensuring issues are fully resolved. Developing and maintaining technical expertise in assigned areas of product functionality. Demonstrating exceptional analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving expertise. Providing feature explanation and Salesforce coding best practices. Managing customer expectations and the customer experience to maximize customer satisfaction. Actively maintaining and participating in job-related training activities.

Analog Design Engineer - ON Semiconductor
As an Analog Design Engineer at ON Semiconductor you will be responsible to design, simulate, and evaluate various circuits in a mixed-signal environment. Also, you will need to work closely with their mentor and an experienced analog design team to contribute to the development of the industry’s best imaging sensing solutions. The environment will be highly dynamic and very fast paced. All team members will be fully empowered to make decisions within the scope of their job function and will be expected to relentlessly focus on overcoming obstacles inhibiting progress towards achieving project goals.

Software Devloper - Gridworks
Gridworks in Portland is looking to hire a software developer and will continue to hire over the next few months. Critical need for skills includes web development (Java, CSS, HTML, Python), but full stack experience would probably be even better. See their postings at: https://www.gridworks.us/jobs.

Faculty Positions

Computer Science Instructor Pool - OSU-Cascades
OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full or part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term by term basis for the 2019-2020 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. Instructors may be needed to teach on campus undergraduate courses in the following areas: Computer Science, Software Development, Web Development.

Assistant Professor - Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon Institute of Technology, a premier public polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest, and the Business & Technology Department (Management) invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Information Technology/Cybersecurity program. The Information Technology Faculty position is focused primarily on teaching responsibilities in multiple areas of the Information Technology program. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge in C#.NET or Python, HTML / Java Script, SQL Server, Windows operating systems, exposure with networking systems and Windows Server, Systems Analysis Methodologies such as SCRUM or AGILE, experience managing large-scale information systems projects. This position will be in Klamath Falls Oregon with some online courses required in load. Education: Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Experience: Three to five years of relevant industry experience in applying a systems development methodology to technology projects. Teaching: Evidence of prior teaching in higher education in networking and/or cybersecurity.

 


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