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EECS Weekly News: May 16 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vote for the EECS Grad TA of the Year
The purpose of the Robert Short Teaching Assistant of the Year Award is to promote excellence among the teaching assistants in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Eta Kappa Nu administers a poll for students to vote for the TA that they feel is the most deserving to win. The award will be presented at the June 2016 graduation ceremony. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_6eZ5Y0d7ii44n7Vc_0JrWWzpYAzXAQ4X5XyGtOJSRc

Register for the EECS Graduation Celebration
GRADUATING?
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation Celebration. This event is shorter and more personal than the University wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our department. Be a part of the celebration!
REGISTRATION
Graduating EECS students from Oregon State wanting to participate in the School of EECS Graduation Celebration MUST register before MAY 31.

IN THE NEWS

Connecting with communities in rural Alaska
Although she took a meandering path to find her passion, Phylicia Cicilio’s research in rural Alaska brings together her multiple interests in engineering, the environment, and helping rural communities. Her project is to improve a microgrid in Nome that serves 3,500 people and includes a wind farm and diesel generators. EECS News

Blending electrical and chemical engineering
Making advances in two-dimensional semiconducting materials was beyond the scope of what Arturo Valdivia could imagine for himself when he was growing up in the small town of Nyssa in Eastern Oregon. But his first research project as a graduate student was not only published in the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, but it was selected as the “Editor’s Pick” and was on the journal’s most read list. The article was also featured in Beneath the AVS Surface, a news publication for the American Vacuum Society. EECS News

Solutions minded
As a freshman at Oregon State University, Chris Vlessis did not initially consider computer science as his major, but now a junior, he has already co-founded a software company called SteadyBudget. As the chief technology officer, he is the architect for a suite of software solutions to help digital marketers track expenses and make informed marketing decisions. EECS News

OSU EECS Minute: Women in EECS
Oregon State University Women & Minorities in Engineering organized an event for women in electrical engineering and computer science. The student and faculty social created a relaxed environment for students to learn more about the fields in EECS from faculty, and connect with other female peers. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Nvidia Car Learns How To Drive Watching Videos Of Human Drivers
Nvidia researchers have created a convolutional neural network which has learned the rules of the road by observing video from cars operated by human drivers. The achievement demonstrates one reason there's so much excitement about artificial intelligence in the tech industry at the moment: When AI systems can learn, they require less programming. Information Week

OPPORTUNITIES

Distributed Management Task Force Call for Academic Presentations
The Distributed Management Task Force standards body (dmtf.org) is hosting its Alliance Partner Technical Symposium (APTS) July 26-29 in downtown Portland at the Marriott City Center. The APTS is focused on cloud and datacenter manageability, to which we invite other standards organizations. As part of our continuing efforts to promote the exchange of information on manageability, the DMTF would like to reach out to local universities and colleges to solicit short presentations about on-going or completed research on platform and datacenter manageability; and manageability of Internet connected devices (e.g. IoT). The deadline for submittal is May 30, 2016.

Volunteer at the Undergraduate Engineering Expo
The 2016 Undergraduate Engineering Expo is just around the corner! We’re still looking for students who are willing to volunteer for set up on May 19th and for the event on May 20th. Everyone who volunteers for 2 or more hours will receive a free t-shirt! Sign up today at the OSU Engineering Volunteer site: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/volunteer

SEMINARS/COLLOQUIA

2016 Distinguished Professor Lecture: "Womenomics" and Gender-Inclusive Software: What Software Practitioners Need to Know
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 PM, Memorial Union Horizon Room
Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Final Oral Examination – Younghoon Whang
Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007
Transmission and Combining for Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request in Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Systems
Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Ben Lee, Thinh Nguyen, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Leonard Coop

MS Final Examination – Tyler Klarr
Friday, May 20, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Strand Agriculture 113
Assessment of Barrier Heights between ZrCuAlNi Amorphous Metal and SiO2, Al2O3, HfO2, and ZrO2 using Internal Photoemission Spectroscopy
Major Advisor: John Conley; Committee: Larry Cheng, Matthew Johnston; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ratanak So
Monday, May 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 4107
Novel Power Optimization Simulations for Power Take-Off Integrated Wave Energy Converters
Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Julia Zhang, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Janet Nishihara

EVENTS

Boeing Resume Workshop
Tuesday May 17, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Austin Hall 126 (Roberts Family Event Room)
As part of our team at Boeing, your work will make a difference from day one. Join us and help shape the future of aerospace — and your career. Get advice on creating a notable resume. All majors/class years welcomed!

Boeing Business Intern Program Information Session
Tuesday May 17, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Kelly Engineering Center 1001
Join Boeing and be part of a diverse team that does amazing things. At Boeing, our employees share a relentless passion to always set new and higher standards in everything we do. Join us to learn more about how you can play a role in shaping the future of aerospace.

da Vinci Days Lectures
As part of the da Vinci Days Festival STEAM speaker series, the College of Engineering's Bill Smart, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will present “Playing with Robots: How Should we Interact with our Metal Overlords?” on Tuesday, May 17 and Ben Mason, assistant professor civil and construction engineering, will present “Timely Lessons for Oregonians from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake,” on Wednesday, May 18. Both presentations will be held at 6 p.m., 2Towns Cider House, 33930 S.E. Eastgate Circle. The da Vinci Days Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Typically held in mid-summer, this year’s re-invented festival will hold events in both May and July. From May 15-20, the festival will feature the speaker series, an “El Vecindario Creativo” celebration, and will culminate with the Oregon State University Engineering Expo. All da Vinci Days events are free and open to the public.

Designing the Future
Ken Black, Vice President, Digital Design Future, Nike
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m., Stirek Auditorium, Austin Hall
As a designer in a corporate world, Ken Black has learned that looking at everything as a design challenge can have its advantages. Black’s approach is based on his belief that we are all designers and leveraging our collective diversity of expertise and thinking leads to amazing innovations and business solutions. Throughout a diverse career he has had the
opportunity to apply this approach as a designer, a general manager and an entrepreneur.

2016 Distinguished Professor Lecture: "Womenomics" and Gender-Inclusive Software: What Software Practitioners Need to Know
Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 PM, Memorial Union Horizon Room
Margaret Burnett, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Award for full-time students majoring in math, engineering, science, technology, medicine or natural resources. Must be at least one quarter American-Indian/Alaska Native or have tribal recognition, and be member of AISES. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: June 15.

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: June 30.

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: June 30.

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: June 30.

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: June 30.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

This Is What Really Goes On During the Background Check Stage of the Interview Process
Once you’ve applied for the job, gone through the interview process, and submitted a list of professional references, you may be told that a background check is the next (and typically last) step. Along with fact checking your education and work history, the background check pulls up criminal records. However, another thing that most people don’t realize is that your credit history and score might also get assessed. The Muse

40+ questions to ask during interviews
In addition to helping you assess your fit and potential satisfaction with the position, you have the chance to compliment your listeners on their success, establish additional rapport with your audience, and highlight shared values such as teamwork and innovation. If you do not have any questions, others may wonder if you possess initiative or are genuinely interested in the opportunity. USA Today College

JOBS

CS Advisors Program - Codecademy
We’re currently recruiting high-performing undergraduate CS students experienced in web design for our Advisors program. This is a paid, part-time, remote position that offers a fantastic way for undergraduate students to get involved in teaching Codecademy users, collaborate with like-minded developers, and get experience at a well-known startup early on in their career.

Signal integrity intern - Intel
Enterprise Server Platform Signal Integrity Department (EPSI) is looking for a undergraduate intern who wants to be a part of innovative team paving the path for High Performance PC development. As an intern, your responsibility will include but not limited to: Learn industry leading high speed signal analysis and measurement methods. Contribute to product signaling innovations and designs. Perform 2D/3D modeling of interconnect structures.

Engineering Intern - HP
The HP Internship Program is ranked among the top 25 in the world by Glassdoor. Site Intern Coordinators are available to plan and communicate intern activities as well as serve as a point of contact for managers, mentors, and interns. Summer activities include an intellectual property workshop, financial advice, community service, and a technical site tour and executive event, as well as numerous social and professional networking opportunities. The internship culminates in a site wide project fair where interns are given the opportunity to showcase the accomplishments they have made over the summer.

Junior Application Developer - Jibe
Jibe is looking for a recent college graduate with a Computer Science degree to join our Technology Service team as an Application Developer. This is a tremendous opportunity to accelerate a career in consulting and gain valuable industry experience. This is a dynamic, hands-on training program designed to quickly absorb highly sought after skills using the latest technologies and releases.

Business Systems Analyst - Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA)
Seniors looking to jumpstart their career will find an excellent opportunity in our Business Systems Analyst entry level program starting immediately after graduation. During the program you will get to work in the IT department full time, Monday through Friday, alongside a team that is developing cutting edge technology. Completion of this entry level program could lead to full time work. If you are an Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Information Systems major equipped with the knowledge and enthusiasm to begin your career with our team then apply soon. This position will be filled June 13, 2016.

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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