KUDOS

A paper by EECS grad student Arturo Valdivia, Douglas J. Tweet (Sharp Labs of America) and John F. Conley Jr called “Atomic layer deposition of two dimensional MoS2 on 150 mm substrates” in the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (JVSTA) was selected as the Editor’s pick in February and in March was on their “most read” list.

A paper presented by Jian Kang, Sujaya Rao, Patrick Chiang, and Arun Natarajan called “Area-constrained Wirelessly-Powered UWB SoC Design for Small Insect Localization” at the 2016 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet) received the Best Paper Award 2nd place.

IN THE NEWS

Oregon State University Joins AllSeen Alliance to Further IoT Ecosystem
While the AllSeen Alliance brings together big names such as Philips, Two Bulls and Microsoft, it also brings together many organizations, including Oregon State University, based in Corvallis, Ore. Oregon State University’s Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS) is using AllJoyn to spread their knowledge of open source and contribute to the project. AllSeen Alliance

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Amazon says it pays women and men equally
Amazon said it conducted a survey and the results show that female employees earn the same as men who work at the online retail giant. The gender pay issue at Amazon comes at a time when the tech industry is under scrutiny for not hiring, retaining and promoting enough women, as well as income inequality based on gender. Puget Sound Business Journal

Intel Puts the Brakes on Moore's Law
Intel will slow the pace at which it rolls out new chip-making technology, and is still searching for a successor to silicon transistors. MIT Technology Review

OPPORTUNITIES

Spring 2016 HWeekend
April 9-10, Kelley Engineering Center
Have you ever wanted to create something fun and unique? HWeekend is your opportunity! This hardware development competition brings students of all levels and majors together with industry and faculty mentors to create something new — all packed into an intense weekend of activity. Application deadline: April 1 at noon.

Beaver BarCamp
Saturday, April 16, 9am-6pm, Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom.

3D Modeling of Bronze Age Cemetery (Summer REU in Hungary)
The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School: Undergraduate Training in Fieldwork and Independent Research Reporting in European Archaeology is a summer program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. This project aims to create a simple virtual environment for project analysis and integration with project webpage. This project will integrate 3D models of graves and other archaeological objects into a common space on the BAKOTA web page that people can navigate and explore. Recommended interests/skills: Computer modeling or gaming experience including Autodesk Maya (or other 3D modelling software), Unity, photogrammetry, Sketchfab, or other webgl software. Application deadline: March 30.

Engineering Student Council Officer Elections
The Engineering Student Council is looking for creative and enthusiastic student leaders to serve on the 2016-2017 Executive Board. Commitment would involve a minimum of attendance at two general body meetings each term and three executive officer meetings, in addition to position specific responsibilities. ESC Officers help support the success of College of Engineering student organizations by supporting collaboration and communication among student organizations and connecting them with college and university administration/resources. Applications due Friday, April 1.

Configure, Design, and Promote a Successful Website Spring Term
CS 295 Web Management will focus on:

  1. Exploring Frameworks and Content Management Systems.
  2. Managing a domain and server account.
  3. Managing Google and Bing Webmaster tools.
  4. Promoting a site with rich content.
  5. Analyzing promotional campaign results.
  6. Learning responsive techniques using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.
  7. Designing with color and vector graphics.

CRN 57358, 4 Credits Prereqs: Experience with HTML and CSS.
Contact Pam Van Londen at vanlondp@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8627

Grace Hopper Celebration Call for Participation & Scholarships
Are you ready to share your knowledge, lead a discussion or engage the community at the Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston October 19-21? Submit your proposal for #GHC16. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, we are offering #GHC16 Scholarships to enable students and faculty to attend the celebration in October. Apply for a scholarship today.

Computer Science Coding Competition Kicks Off
The "Dream it. Code it. Win it." contest is an international student coding competition that rewards and promotes creative problem solving, diversity, and literacy in the field of computer science. High-school and college students worldwide can begin to submit their solutions to compete for $80,000 in prizes. Dream it. Code it. Win it. differs from traditional coding competitions or hackathons, which focus on coding alone, because entries are judged on both the quality of the problem and solution. Entries will be accepted until midnight on April 3, 2016.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Digital Transmitter Revolution: From Polar to Multiphase SCPAs
Monday, March 28, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, Covell 216 
Jeffrey Walling, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah

Robotic Transformation Through Folding
Tuesday, March 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Rog 226
Sam Felton, Technology Development Fellow
Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Decision-making under Uncertainty for Large-Scale Cyber-Physical Systems: From Theory to Smart City Applications
Friday, April 1, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, KEC 1001
Yan Wan, Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of North Texas

Fractional-N PLLs for Frequency Synthesis
Friday, April 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1003
Ian Galton, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCSD

A System of Systems Framework for Autonomy, Big Data Analytic, and Cloud Infrastructure
Monday, May 2, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003
Mo Jamshidi, Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio

EVENTS

Do What You Love and Love What You Do
Annie Foong, Principal Engineer at Intel
Wednesday, April 6, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
Come connect with Dr. Annie Foong, Principal Engineer at Intel, as we dialogue over how to Do What You Love and Love What You Do. Dr. Foong holds 12 patents and has published more than two dozen papers as she continues to push new storage technologies into the industry. She earned her Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and enjoys sharing her love for engineering with students.

Energy Systems Engineering at OSU-Cascades Information Session
Thursday, April 7, 6-7 pm, Rogers 226
Learn about OSU's newly accredited Energy Systems Engineering B.S. degree program (http://osucascades.edu/academics/energy-systems-engineering) at OSU-Cascades. The ESE B.S. degree is a hybrid of mechanical and industrial engineering with a focus on energy efficiencies and clean alternatives. Dr. Robin Feuerbacher, ESE program lead & assistant professor, will present an update on the ESE program including internship opportunities and job placement. Pizza provided; questions answered.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

AVANGRID Foundation International Energy & Environment Scholarships
The AVANGRID Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment at ICAI, School of Engineering at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain and at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland for the 2016/2017 academic year. The AVANGRID Foundation scholarship program is open to students of US nationality to pursue master’s-level work with an emphasis on sustainably energy, environmental science and climate-related areas of study, in addition to more specific business areas. The grants cover full tuition, fees and health insurance and a monthly stipend of €1200 at Universidad Pontificia Comillas and £1200 at the University of Edinburgh for other expenses. Application deadline: March 29, 2016.

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: March 31.

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: March 31.

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. Application deadline: March 31.

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. Application deadline: March 31.

Zonta Club Scholarships
The Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis is accepting scholarship applications. Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in working to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health or professional status of women or have demonstrated a willingness to work in a job or profession involving the welfare of women or children. Application deadline: April 1.

Rusnak & Zonta Club STEM Scholarships
Applicants for the Rusnak and Zonta Club STEM scholarships must be focused on a career in science, technology, engineering, or math. First consideration will be given to a woman entering a field or profession where women are underrepresented. Application deadline: April 1.

Zonta Club The Grateful Nation Scholarship
The Grateful Nation Scholarship will be awarded to a female OSU undergraduate or graduate student (or a Degree Partnership undergraduate) who has served in one of the armed branches of the U.S. military since September 10, 2001. Application deadline: April 8.

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
ExxonMobil has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. The Fellowship consists of: five 1-hour meetings with mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. Application deadline: April 17, 2016.

Rockwell Collins Aero Scholarships
Rockwell Collins is sponsoring two, $2,000 scholarships for college students pursuing an aerospace-related degree. These awards are facilitated by the Aerospace States Association (ASA) and are open to students attending U.S. institutions. Eligible students should be entering sophomore or junior year in an undergraduate degree program pursuing study in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields. Application deadline: April 30.

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships
ACM SIGHPC and Intel are excited to announce a new international program of graduate fellowships, beginning in 2016. The goal is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The program will support students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world. Application deadline: April 30.

Oregon NASA Space Grant Scholarships and Fellowships
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to offer scholarships and fellowships for community college and undergraduate students in the STEM fields and graduate students enrolled in an MAT program in STEM education. Scholarships and fellowships are open to students attending OSGC member institutions. Application deadline is May 20.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

3 Smart Ways Entry-Level Engineers Can Get an Employer's Attention
It’s time to translate all of that brainpower into landing your first engineering job. Whether you’re still in college or considering your first move after grad school, here’s some advice to help you stand out to employers. The Muse

5 ways to successfully tackle a Skype interview
A Skype interview? How is that supposed to go down? Here are some tips to help you knock it out of the park. USA Today College

10 Job Interview Tips To Land The Career Of Your Dreams
10 quick job interview tips. Job Interview Tips

JOBS

Student Information Technology - Student Health Services
Responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, or software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, determines and implements solution.

Peer Leadership Consultants for 2016-2017 - OSU Center for Leadership Development
Peer Leadership Consultants (PLCs) work to support OSU students through encouraging involvement and development of organizational and leadership skills. PLCs accomplish this through facilitating leadership and group development workshops, organizing leadership development events, offering consultations, and recognizing positive student leadership. Application deadline: April 1.

HealthSparq User Experience Internship - Cambia
Leverage your ability to translate user needs and business goals into effective user experiences for the web. This includes some combination of user experience research, Content Strategy, Information Architecture, Interaction Design (including interactive prototyping), Visual Design, and front-end development. Support other designers on projects and interfaces with UX design team to produce designs needed. Apply knowledge and expertise to bring new features and new products to launch.

Data Visualization Internship - Cambia
The Project Results Office is currently seeking a Data Visualization Intern in our Portland office. As a member of our analytic team, you will have the opportunity to apply your data skills to improve our Project and Portfolio Management Reporting: Analyze data from many different sources, and enhance trending information on projects. Create dashboards using visualization software such as Tableau for project teams and executive stakeholders. Collaborate with Portfolio Managers to summarize findings. Front-end development on department SharePoint increasing usability for internal customers.

QA Engineer - CASS Test Lab
To achieve CASS’s service and training goals, 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.

Junior Research Engineer - Autodesk
As a Junior Research Engineer in part of Autodesk's Product Development Group, you will work as part of a team, using research methodologies to ultimately provide the best experience to a wide range of customers. Role and Responsibility: Researching and developing novel new capabilities and workflows to address diverse customer problems. Introduce creative approaches to research topics. Generate new approaches, perspectives and solutions to problems. Plan and design research projects; specify the problem, and define the project scope. Review relevant scientific literature to identify emerging methods or technologies and current best practices. Leverage the team to execute research.

Research Associate/Assistant - University of Oregon
We are a Computer Systems Research Laboratory in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon looking for a research associate/assistant in computer systems.

Volcano Computer Scientist - US Geological Survey
The US Geological Survey, Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP), a 30-year partnership of the U.S. Geological Survey and USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance announces the posting of a new professional job opportunity to lead the development of new software and computer science applications for international volcano monitoring and hazard analysis.

R&D Software Engineer – Digital Front End (DFE) - HP
As a member of the Digital Front End (DFE) development team, this individual will share responsibility for software architecture, design, development test and release of DFE solutions for several Inkjet Web Press products. Responsibilities may also include technology investigation and recommendations, customer problem investigation and resolution and 3rd party software evaluation and integration. Occasional travel and participation to support the production operations or customer problem resolution during off-hours may be required.

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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