ANNOUNCEMENTS

Submit photos for the EECS graduation slide show
Graduating students: While your family and friends are patiently waiting for the EECS graduation celebration to begin at the LaSells Stewart Center, there's a slide show of photos that recaps your time here at Oregon State. Your club, research, studying, and casual group photos are all wanted for the slide show. Keep all photos appropriate for viewing, but submit as many as you have!

Vote for the EECS Grad TA of the Year
Each year Eta Kappa Nu administers a poll for students to vote for the TA that they feel is the most deserving of the Robert Short Graduate TA of the Year award. The purpose of the award is to promote excellence among teaching assistants while encouraging students to pursue a career in academia. The award will be presented on stage at the June 2017 EECS graduation celebration. Please vote!

IN THE NEWS

Teamwork makes the dream work
Writing software for Google as an undergraduate seemed beyond imaginable for Jacob Lewis and Jonathan Harijanto, but they are now on the cusp of having their plug-in integrated into Android Studio, which is the tool of choice for Android app developers. EECS

OSU EECS Minute - Checkerless Checkerboard
For their senior design project, electrical and computer engineering students Michael Foster and Jared Wong developed an electronic checkers game for visually impaired people. "Bringing this game that's been around for so long to a group that hasn't been able to play is a really cool thing," said Foster. EECS (video)

Graduate student research improves resiliency and speed
Vishvas Chalishazar, Kamesh Mullapudi, and Sharmin Kibria took top honors for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Oregon State College of Engineering’s Graduate Research Showcase. The three also presented their research posters at the Oregon Stater Awards ceremony a week later, where they were able to meet with distinguished alumni. EECS News

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Google will take on Intel, Nvidia with new AI-focused hardware
Google is making a huge effort to shape itself into an “AI-first” company, with CEO Sundar Pichai revealing a powerful new chip and supercomputer at the company's annual developer conference. Google will sell chips called Cloud Tensor Processing Units (TPU) to companies via a Google Cloud service. The company hopes the move will speed up advancements in artificial intelligence. Portland Business Journal

Portland Internet of Things startup lands $2.25M
Portland startup Iotas, which is developing a smart home platform aimed at renters, secured $2.25 million and two high-profile local investors. The investment will help Iotas build its 13-employee team. It's looking to add software developers, customer support specialists and sales and marketers. The company recently moved into a new Northeast Portland office that was previously home to fast-growing vacation rental platform Vacasa. Portland Business Journal

Tile's next-gen smart objects to be developed by Portland team
Tile, which makes connected devices, was launched four years ago by CEO Mike Farley as a way to help his wife, who is always looking for misplaced items. The Portland office is important to the next phase of Tile’s growth. “We want to give every object the power of smart location. The plan for the Portland office is to deliver on that promise — build out an engineering team where we can partner with other companies and make their objects smart and location aware.” Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Startup Weekend San Antonio
Friday - Sunday, June 2 - 4 | Geekdom, San Antonio, TX | $25 until May 22; $50 thereafter
This posting is especially aimed at our online postbacc students in San Antonio, or anyone who will be in the area. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that brings together San Antonio designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things. Come join fellow entrepreneurs, developers and designers as we help take your "Big Idea" to a reality. You will have an opportunity to pitch your idea or join the team that you think you can contribute to. During the weekend, you will have access to mentors that will help you develop an MVP, find customer validation and help with you pitch, just to name a few things.

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Sophomore Women’s Research Fellowship
The COE is offering a $1000 research fellowship for students who will be in their 2nd year in fall 2017 (current freshmen). All majors are encouraged to apply. More infortion and the application can be found at: http://red.engr.oregonstate.edu/sophomore-womens-research-fellowship-pro.... Applications are due June 12th. Questions or more information contact the Director of Undergraduate Research, Alicia Lyman-Holt (Alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.edu).

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. 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.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Band tail states
Monday, May 22 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125
John F. Wager, Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Zheng Zhou
Friday, May 26 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | KEC 1007
Interactive Image Semantic Annotator and Novel Approaches to Tackle Global Contextless Problem of Convolutional Neural Network
Major Advisor: Fuxian Li; Committee: Sinisa Todorovic, Steven Strauss; GCR: Joseph Louis

EVENTS

Idaho National Labs Fellowships, Internships, and Post-Docs
Thursday, May 25 | 9 -10 am | Radiation Center C104
Marsha Bala, R&D Strategic Initiatives Relationship Manager, will be on campus to discuss internship, fellowship, and post-doctoral opportunities at Idaho National Laboratory.  Bala manages INL’s National University Consortium. The NUC is a partnership between INL, Oregon State University, MIT,  North Carolina State University, The Ohio State University, and University of New Mexico, which furthers the nation’s nuclear energy objectives. All interested students and faculty are welcome.

EECS Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 16 | 3:30 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center | Free
This is a cap and gown ceremony and is just for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates. You can choose to participate in the university-wide commencement, the EECS graduation celebration, or both! Students who have graduated or will be graduating in Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 are welcome to participate. Registration is required by May 31.

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

5 tips for crushing it at your first post-college job
This spring, college students will don medieval vestments, march into auditoriums across the U.S., and sit for one final lesson. I’d like to offer a few lessons that are a little more earthbound that this spring’s graduates can use the moment they enter their first day in the real, actual, no-nonsense adult workplace. USA Today College

How to Take Feedback Like a Pro
Even when it's phrased as delicately as possible, accepting constructive criticism can be brutal. We'd all much rather be told that our work is flawless, right? However, feedback is inevitable—and taking it well is a crucial key to success in your professional life. Not only does it show that you're humble and willing to give serious consideration to other people's suggestions, but incorporating it into your work ultimately makes you that much better at your job. The Muse

11 Things to Do the Night Before an Interview (if You Want to Land the Job)
The night before an interview can be a stressful time—usually one filled with “what if’s?” But that’s why you should actually spend time the night before doing a little something called preparation! Because when you’re prepared, there’s really no reason to worry. The Muse

JOBS

Collaboratory Developer - OSU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
This position performs a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the university. Collaboratory Developers work to create new and targeted solutions for education, industry, and research. These positions can include multiple aspects including: electronic design, coding, mechanical design, web coding, hardware fabrication, store clerk sales, and tutorial development.

Student Support Technician Level 1 - OSU College of Business
Duties: maintaining computer labs, opening and closing facilities, responding to requests for technical help, basic printer maintenance, documenting support requests, troubleshooting basic hardware and software problems while working directly with vendors and customers as necessary, following designated escalation procedures for high level issues, monitoring status of CRC systems and resources.

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.

Enterprise Website Migration Internship - Cambia
Enterprise website migration intern will help us prepare for the coming migration of our health insurance websites to a new technology platform. This opportunity allows a student to apply theory and coursework on best practices to frame an experience for millions of shoppers, employers, members and health care providers. This position will lead the creation of a guiding document that outlines the transition plan and can be broken down from feature to task for implementation and the development of assets to aid design, development, QA and UAT teams during implementation.

Software Development Engineer Intern - Amazon
Amazon University Recruiting is hiring innovative minded Software Development Engineer interns into our technical development teams throughout the US and Canada. Our interns and co-ops write real software and partner with a select group of experienced software development engineers, who both help and challenge them as they work on projects that matter to our customers. You’ll be given the opportunity to have direct impact on the evolution of Amazon's technologies and lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in the areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability, and security -- just to name a few.

Data Visualization Internship - Cambia
The Data Visualization Intern will function as a highly skilled technical resource, capable of leading and supporting advancements in data analysis and visualization. Join a team where employees are encouraged to speak up and share innovative ideas. The Ops BI team is currently seeking a summer intern to review all Tableau dashboards and make recommendations about best practices. As an integrated member of our analytic team, you will have the opportunity to apply your data skills to: Audit dashboards for datasource stability/duplication, user access/permissions, formatting best practices and consistency. Work with dashboard owners to revise their dashboards to comply with recommendations; may help make revisions. Access, process, analyze, and visualize data from many different sources, and turn data into information. Recommend new visualization styles to improve dashboard usability and extend customers’ ability to understand analyses. Create data visualizations using Tableau.

ECE Internship - FLIR
Responsibilities will include process development/documentation, production support, and new product development for all levels of our airborne gimbal products. Focus will be primarily on creating automated PCBA tests but other projects and responsibilities include: design and implement automated tests for electromechanical sub-assemblies; assess and improve PCBA tests for increased coverage and debug; analyze and improve PCBA electrical failure analysis process and equipment; assist in the launch of new products. Preferred qualifications: Senior level Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering student. Labview experience a plus.

Innovation Force Software Developer/Entrepreneurship Internship - Cambia
The intern hired will be a member of Cambia’s Innovation Force, a small focused team that analyzes and creates elegant solutions to complex problems in the healthcare industry. Responsibilities include rapid prototyping of solutions to specific problems and iterative refinement of solutions with consumer response. The position requires frequent interaction and effective communication within a diverse multi-disciplinary team.

EE Opening in Intel lab
Responsible for physical failure analysis of packaged/ un-packaged semiconductor product or test chip material employing results to establish root cause. Assists engineering in assessment of process health and defect identification. Owns TEM prep and/or hands-on physical analysis, including sample preparation for probing or TEM imaging. Assignments are semi-routine in nature but require a wide array of laboratory techniques and skills. Judgment required to resolve nonstandard problems. Normally receives general instructions on work from engineers.

Software Quality Associate - Cambia
General Functions and Outcomes: Work with teammates to prevent and detect defects throughout the product lifecycle. Evaluate the appropriateness of software solutions for customers and the enterprise, and enable delivery team productivity. Participate on project scrum team. Manage personal work backlog using agile practices. Apply industry-standard methods to develop, automate and execute unit, component and system-level tests. Review specifications, software designs, code and tests. Report test results, submit defects and verify defect fixes. Write test plans and build test cases with direct involvement from business customers.

Electrical Engineer – Industrial Networks - IndustrialENET
IndustrialENET is a systems house specializing in critical infrastructure protection. Our industrial video surveillance and management systems provide seamless management of digital video, audio, and data across IP networks. We are experiencing strong growth in our markets and need to add to our Engineering Services Group. The successful candidate will design, program, commission, and maintain complex industrial network and video surveillance systems. Some travel will be required.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Enrollment Management
This position will support the administration of the Customer Relationship Management system (currently Banner Relationship Management) for the Enrollment Management division. In addition to the CRM this position provides expertise in the validation, testing, usage, and optimization of business-critical technical systems and processes in the Enrollment Management unit. Responsible for resolving non-routine problems as they arise, serving as a resource to Admissions, Institutional Research, Registrar, and Financial Aid. Helps to translate technical information to non-technical people, and provide training when the need arises.

Web Developer - OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications
EESC collaborates with Extension and AES faculty and staff on projects that range from multimedia educational design and publishing to technology adoption, news and media relations, impact reporting, marketing, and accountability efforts. The Web Developer’s role is to collaboratively design, develop, test, and maintain web and content management systems that increase the public’s access to and engagement with educational resources and information from the OSU Extension Service and AES. This position is part of EESC’s Web and Content Strategy team.

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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