KUDOS

A team named "Algorithms and Algorithm Accessories" has advanced to the final round of competition at the Rohde & Schwarz Engineering Competition. EECS students Aaron Schraner, Erich Kramer, Karen Harper, Andrew Tolvstad, and Braxton Cuneo will be one of two teams representing the U.S. in the finals in Munich, Germany.

Graduate student Philip Lenox received the Best Student Presentation Award at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference in Dublin, Ireland for his presentation, "A Micro-scale Magnetic Particle Imaging Scanner."

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Tom Dietterich is the recipient of the 2016 AMiner Most Influential Scholar Award for his "outstanding and vibrant contributions to Multiple Fields, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning." The AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of science and engineering.

IN THE NEWS

Four OSU engineering faculty earn top awards
Three faculty received National Science Foundation CAREER awards totaling more than $1.5 million, which support young faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through the integration of education and research. Recipients of the National Science Foundation CAREER awards include Attila Yavuz, assistant professor of computer science, for his research proposal, “Light-Weight and Fast Authentication for Internet of Things.” OSU news release

In Detroit, students drive for 2,600 m.p.g.
On Sunday, 114 teams from across North and South America plan to finish the four-day Shell Eco-marathon Americas. On a 6/10ths-mile track in downtown Detroit outside Cobo Center, they're hoping to beat last year’s gasoline mileage mark or other targets set for the "battery electric" and hydrogen categories. Detroit Free Press

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Lack of women in STEM majors at OSU apparent
Engineering is one of the majors at Oregon State University with the largest number of students, as well as the largest disparity between men and women. According to the Oregon State enrollment and demographics report, 24 percent of the university is made up of engineering students, the largest major by far at OSU. The director of women and minorities in engineering, Ellen Momsen, said that for most of the country, the gender difference in the field of engineering is very similar to the ratio at OSU. Meaning that those numbers are reflective of most universities across the U.S. “Our long term goal would be to reflect the population of the state,” Momsen said. “We want our engineers across the United States to reflect the population. Women buy products, women use products and we need them at the table as well.” The Daily Barometer

Jive Software, once Portland's signature tech company, sells for $462 million
Jive Software, the onetime Portland startup that helped kick off the city's technology renaissance a decade ago, said Monday that it will sell the business to a Texas investment firm. The new owner, ESW Capital, says it specializes in revitalizing aging software companies. ESW says it will shift Jive into a portfolio of software businesses it already owns, called Aurea. The Oregonian

Portland snags lofty status on new college grad hotspot list
A recent ZipRecruiter study of the top metro areas for newly minted college grads has a Rose City flavor to it. Portland ranked third, behind Minneapolis-St. Paul and Kansas City and just ahead of Seattle. ZipRecruiter considered factors such as the availability of entry-level college jobs. It disavowed cities with an unemployment rate above the national average of 4.7 percent. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Hack Your World with Amazon Alexa
April 6 - May 7
This challenge invites you to build an Alexa skill that will improve sustainability or accessibility around us (choose one challenge). The top two Alexa skills in the sustainability category and the top two Alexa skills in the accessibility category each receive $400 and an Amazon Echo.
Sustainability challenge:
Build an Alexa skill that promotes a sustainable lifestyle and empowers Alexa users to make a change in the way they live. For example, an Alexa skill that compares the carbon footprint generated by catching the bus versus driving a car.
Accessibility challenge:
Build an Alexa skill that makes life on your university campus easier for those who may not experience it the way you do. For example, an Alexa skill that gives users directions optimized for someone using a wheelchair or scooter.

Volunteer for the 2017 Undergraduate Expo
The College of Engineering needs volunteers to help on May 18th and 19th!
The Engineering Expo is only possible with the help of hundreds of volunteers. We need your help setting up furniture, posting signs, distributing supplies and materials, answering questions from exhibitors and attendees. Volunteer for 2 hours and receive a free T-shirt!

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

2016-2017 Grace Wu Memorial Award
A student assistance fund in memory of Grace Wu, former Assistant Director of Personnel Services, was established in 1983. Academic criteria or financial need will not be a consideration in the selection of a recipient. Rather, the recipient should be in good academic standing and must have made outstanding contributions to the campus and community, as well as having shown unbiased leadership. The amount of the award is $400 and the selection criteria are as follows: Recipient must be a full-time student in good academic standing attending Oregon State University. Recipient must have sophomore, junior or senior class standing as of spring term 2016. Recipient must demonstrate unbiased leadership. Recipient must make outstanding contributions to campus and community life.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

CherryPick: Adaptively Unearthing the Best Cloud Configurations for Big Data Analytics
Hongqiang “Harry” Liu, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA
Thursday, May 4 | 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk | 220 Deschutes Hall, University of Oregon
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Future of Nanoelectronics
Monday, May 8 | 4:00pm to 4:50pm | LPSC 125
Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, Distinguished SoE Chair Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

EVENTS

Computer Science Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, May 3 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)
This online chat will connect you directly with organizations from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone or tablet. Our online, cloud-based platform makes it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations. Share your background and experience, and get all your questions answered.

Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
Thursday, May 4 | LaSells Stewart Center
As part of OSU’s inaugural Graduate Student Appreciation Week (May 1-5), the Graduate School is hosting a university-wide Graduate Showcase and Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. These two events provide an opportunity for graduate students from all colleges and majors to demonstrate and celebrate their scholarship, research and creative activities in a supportive environment.

Leatherman: How a Boy Scout Knife with Pliers Transformed an Industry
Presented by Tim Leatherman
Friday, May 5 | 3:30 p.m. | Stirek Auditorium, Austin Hall
Join us for Leatherman's presentation on how his journey from Oregon State turned this mechanical engineer into an entrepreneur. Learn how the Leatherman company grew from a startup producing 200 tools a year to a company that makes 8,000 tools per day.

The OSU Invitational Shark Tank Competition
Friday, May 5 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. | 183 Austin Hall
Join members of the OSU Entrepreneurship Club as they take on other Oregon universities in their annual student startup pitch competition. RSVP at bit.do/shark2017

Wave Lab Fall Family Weekend Open House May 6th 1 – 4 PM
The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory (West of 35th Street on Jefferson), largest tsunami research facility in the US, will be open for a 20 minute guided tour and demonstration. Tours start every 5 minutes on a first come first serve basis and cover tsunami research, coastal hazards in Oregon, and coastal engineering. Questions please contact the lab at wavelab.tours@oregonstate.edu

I Contain Multitudes
Thursday, May 11 | 6-7:30 pm | Memorial Union Horizon Room | Free
Award-winning science writer and journalist Ed Yong will present the inaugural public lecture of the Oregon State University Microbiome Initiative (OMBI) on May 11, 2017, based on his bestselling book on microbiome in the human body, I Contain Multitudes. Yong is one of the most prominent and influential science journalists on the contemporary scene having written for virtually every prestigious English-language media outlet. He is a writer for The Atlantic, where he enjoys the distinction of being the 159-year old magazine’s first staff science writer.

21st Century Instruments, Open Sensing, and Enchanted Objects
Thursday, May 18 | 4:30PM | LINC 228
Chet Udell will be doing an OSU SPARK presentation on the intersections of music and engineering. This will entail live Optron performance, media excerpts, and TED-talk style presentation. OSU SPARK is a "yearlong celebration of the interdisciplinary, collaborative and ingenious work that’s possible when the arts and science come together."

Rockwell Automation on the Move
June 28-29 | Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach, Portland
Rockwell Automation on the Move is coming to Portland, Oregon. Come learn how smart, safe, and sustainable solutions can turn your marketplace challenges into advantages.

  • Network with peers and subject matter experts
  • Learn from technical sessions, hands-on labs and workshops
  • Explore the latest technology from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetworkTM Members

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

How to Write Resume Bullets That’ll Make the Hiring Manager Pay Attention
Strong bullets will spice up your resume and help ensure that your content actually showcases your strengths, not just the boring tasks that you were assigned. And that’s what’ll help you stand out to hiring managers. The Muse

College seniors, here’s how find a job with the right cultural fit
From traditional, corporate workspaces and structured schedules to open offices and flexible hours, a lot goes into making a company culture. And from one company to the next, they can be totally different. But if you’ve got limited experience in the corporate (or non-corporate) world, it’s pretty hard to know what type of environment will make you the happiest and most productive during your 9-to-5. Monster

8 Ways to Build a Professional Reputation of Excellence Starting Today
What people think and say about you when you aren't in the room is known as your reputation. And it matters a lot. You want the people you work with to perceive you as someone who cares about the work you do and the people you work with. It is up to you, each and every day, to bring the best version of yourself to work. U.S. News & World Report

JOBS

Student Worker Computer/IT - OSU
The Student Computer/IT Worker supports the daily warehouse operations that includes receiving, pricing, testing and evaluating computer surplus equipment. Organizes IT parts and assists customers during sales. This position supports the Equipment Specialist.

Student Developer - CASS-SDG
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, developers receive their assignments from the full-time development staff mentor. These assignments are relative to the projects currently being done by the CASS. Students are expected to keep up with these assignments and to be able to finish them in a reasonable amount of time. They should be able to work in a team environment comprised of students and staff members. Required: basic computer experience; development experience in one or more of the following languages: C#, C++, SQL, HTML, XML, or JAVA; at least 9 months of schooling left.

Student Analyst - CASS-SDG
You will be working in a development environment. Each day, analysts receive their assignments from the full-time development staff. These assignments are relative to the projects currently being done by the CASS. Students are expected to keep up with these assignments and to be able to finish them in a reasonable amount of time. They should be able to work in a team environment comprised of students and staff members. Required: basic computer experience; experience or understanding of basic project management and testing methodologies; has worked on or understands building software system requirements; at least 9 months of schooling left.

Student Media Communications Coordinator - CASS/OSL
Duties: Compose short-form content, such as blog posts, articles, news stories, and press releases with assistance from the EECS media team. Updating CASS and OSL website content with text and photos. Manage social media accounts, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Work with the CASS media team to create succinct, compelling promotional material for a variety of advertising platforms. Copy Editing, Willing to learn basic programming skills to implement website content changes. Conduct interviews and communicate with industry partners for content information and outreach. Provide other assistance to the CASS media team as needed, particularly for events.

Student Media Events Coordinator - CASS/OSL
Duties: Organize internal and networking-based (often annual) events pre-established by CASS and the OSL and create new events as they are needed or requested. Host events, from setup to tear down, which often take place outside of regularly scheduled hours. Design artwork for posters and graphics with a preferred focus in Adobe workshop. Work with the CASS media team to create succinct, compelling promotional material for a variety of advertising platforms. Perform outreach tasks to expand CASS/OSL connections and event attendees.

HealthSparq Software Developer/QA Internship - Cambia Health Solutions
Provide support to the Application Development/QA Team in the following role: Participate in a team environment for the delivery and maintenance of application systems; Will be responsible for programming, debugging and testing of applications in a development environment; This experience will allow the intern to gain an understanding of enterprise software development practices, source control management as well a good understanding of application deployment architecture.

Enterprise Business Intelligence Back-End Development Internship - Cambia Health Solutions
We are seeking candidates with keen business acumen and strong analytic, communication and technical skills to join Cambia’s Enterprise Business Intelligence team. The Enterprise Business Intelligence Back-End Development Intern will be a fully integrated team member assisting in our objective to help transform the vast amount of data generated by business operations into accurate and reliable information that supports fact-based business decisions.

Enterprise Business Intelligence Front-End Development Internship - Cambia Health Solutions
We are seeking candidates with keen business acumen and strong analytic, communication and technical skills to join Cambia’s Enterprise Business Intelligence team. The Enterprise Business Intelligence Front-End Development Intern will be a fully integrated team member assisting in our objective to help transform the vast amount of data generated by business operations into accurate and reliable information that supports fact-based business decisions.

HPE Developer Tools Software Engineering Intern - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE is looking for a passionate software developer who is interested in developing tools for developers in the HPE Converged Infrastructure environment to significantly reduce inefficiency in the developer lifecycle end-to-end. The ideal candidate is someone that enjoys taking on a variety of tasks helping to design, build and grow Developer Tools solutions and environments for the development community. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision, learn new skills while improving on existing ones. This candidate will be passionate about DevOps practices and Agile (SCRUM) values.

Esri Portland R&D Center
There are multiple openings at Esri's growing Portland R&D Center, including: Software Developer - iOS and macOS Apps, Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), User Experience (UX) Architect, Scrum Master, Software Engineer - Runtime SDK, Test Automation Engineer - Runtime, Software Developer - C++, DevOps Engineer – Developers Website.

AWS Linux Cloud Support Engineer - AWS/Amazon
Are you interested in building and delivering the next generation of cloud computing with Amazon while helping the US Intelligence Community agencies implement cloud computing solutions? Are you proficient in Linux/Unix as well as have experience and/or working knowledge in support engineering or system administration? If so, Amazon wants to talk to you! We are looking for customer-focused, analytical, curious, data-driven recent grads to help us support our Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by engineering our systems on a massive scale to become even more efficient as we continue to grow. You must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain/maintain TS/SCI US Government clearance as well as have demonstrated proficiency in Linux/Unix.

PCB Hardware Design Engineers - Micron
We currently have about 6 open positions in the hardware design team which can be filled in Boise ID, Folsom CA, or Longmont CO. As a Hardware Design Engineer within the SSD product group at Micron Technology Inc., you will be responsible for designing solid state drives suitable for high volume manufacturing. Your responsibilities will include circuit design, circuit simulation, design documentation, circuit layout supervision, design verification, component selection, circuit reliability studies and sustaining.

Compatibility Validation Engineer - Multiple openings - Micron
Micron has a large R&D group in Longmont with focus on NAND Flash and SSD Product Development. Longmont is a key development center within Micron for the development of enterprise and cloud data center SSD’s. Micron is now increasing its investment in Longmont as it grows its enterprise SSD product portfolio. Micron is also consolidating into Longmont all its enterprise and cloud data center SSD Customer Validation Test Lab and Support Center activities. The Micron Support Center will host enterprise and data center customer’s validation teams to enable selection and qualification of Micron SSD’s. Responsibilities and Tasks: Perform Test Development/Analysis; Perform Product Test and Failure Analysis; Support Internal/External Customers; Adhere to Safety procedures.

Computer Programmer - Bat Conservation International
The successful candidate will create a graphical user interface for the generalized estimator as it is developed by statisticians and assist in optimizing computing algorithms. The software will need to manage complex data sets, read data from user forms and data files, pass data to R, call R functions to perform calculations, and display results in graphical and text format. User interface will be programmed in tcltk, Shiny, Python, or another language that integrates well with R.

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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