ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

OSU Women’s Computational Thinking Dinner and Seminar Series
On May 2, the first of five Women’s Computational Thinking dinners will be held at Oregon State University. Planned as a series of seminars, these events are open to all high school and undergraduate women who are interested in learning more about computer science and the way it can be used in daily life. The Corvallis Advocate

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

TechFestNW: How Oregon will play a role in our self-driving future
While companies like Google, Tesla and Uber may come to mind first in the autonomous vehicles — or cars that drive themselves — category, Oregon is actually home to an important piece of this puzzle. Portland is home to the headquarters for Daimler Trucks North America and the team working to bring automation to the trucking industry. Portland Business Journal

Oregon fallout: Intel cuts 784 jobs in Hillsboro and Aloha
Intel Corp. said Tuesday it will cut 784 jobs, or 4 percent of its Oregon workforce, at its facilities in Hillsboro and Aloha. The job cuts were expected after the company announced last week it would lay off 12,000 global employees, or 11 percent of its workforce. Intel counts 19,500 Oregon workers, the largest site for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company. Portland Business Journal

Oregon tech jobs surging, but Intel cuts are 'setback'
Oregon tech employment grew at its fastest rate in a decade last year, according to a new state report that finds those jobs pay unusually well and have an outsized impact on the economy. Oregon had just over 95,000 tech workers in 2015, according to state jobs data, up 4 percent from the prior year. Tech jobs paid an average of nearly $104,000 a year, more than twice the state average. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Writing Center--Online Writing Lab Opportunities
Writing is an important part of all academic programs, and everyone needs feedback on their writing. However, circumstances may make it impossible for students to visit the brick-and-mortar Writing Center. We therefore offer free, online consultations through our Online Writing Lab (OWL). Our trained peer tutors are ready and eager to assist students with any writing assignment from any subject, at any stage of the writing process. The Online Writing Lab is available to both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Through electronic, individualized feedback, we want to engage in an active dialogue to help students express their ideas clearly and purposefully. We also strive to provide writers with convenient, practical feedback, as well as strategies for drafting, composing, and revising.

Academic Coaching - Available now!
Academic coaching is a free resource on campus designed to help you achieve your goals. Academic coaches can help you identify and implement personal solutions to challenging issues or areas of performance. The goal of coaching is to help you reach your full potential and achieve optimal performance. Coaching is for students of all GPAs, majors, and interests. Schedule an appointment today!

Statewide Cleantech Challenge
Do you have an inspired solution to one of today's most pressing environmental problems? Take your environmental innovation from idea to reality and compete for $50,000 in grants and prizes. Now inviting applications from all Oregon community colleges and universities. Form your teams and submit your application by May 6th.

CUE (Celebrate Undergraduate Excellence) 2016 poster event
The event will be held on Friday May 13, 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM, in the Student Experience Center Plaza. Projects you’ve created, research you’ve conducted, things you’ve invented — you’ve accomplished a lot already. Now it’s your turn to showcase it in a formal, résumé-building presentation. All OSU undergrads are eligible to present solo or group projects that are in progress or have already been completed. Register by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

SEMINARS/COLLOQUIA

New Ingredients in the Pot - Rethink Analog IC Design
Monday, May 9, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, Covell 216
Nan Sun, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT Austin 

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 Oral Preliminary Examination – Fan Zhou
Amorphous InGaZnO Thin-Film Transistor Stability with AC Bias Temperature Stress
Thursday, May 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 3087
Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: John Conley, Alan Wang, Larry Cheng; GCR: Oksana Ostroverkhova

MS Final Examination – Yu-Jung Chu
Mobility Protocol, Channel Estimation, and Modulation Techniques for Hybrid WiFi-FSO (WiFO) WLAN of Femtocells
Friday, May 6, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 3114
Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Bella Bose, Alan Wang, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Final Oral Examination – Duong Nguyen-Huu
Network Coding, Random Matrices, and Their Applications to Communication Systems
Monday, May 9, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 4107
Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Bella Bose, Raviv Raich, Alan Fern; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee

EVENTS

Robotics Seminar Series
Friday, May 6, 10 - 11 am, Rogers 226
This week Dr. Gaurav S. Sukhatme will be presenting a talk entitled "Robots at Sea," with a focus on adaptive sampling for marine biology. Coffee and pastries served.

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.

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

Brown and Caldwell Electrical / I&C Scholarship
At Brown and Caldwell, we are committed to advancing the growth of high-value engineering services within the environmental industry. We offer a $5,000 Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation & Controls Scholarship to support students who are pursuing a career in this field. Deadline: May 13.

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.

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

Hone the Top 5 Soft Skills Every College Student Needs
Although a strong background in traditional "hard" skills like writing, mathematics and science will always have its place in academic and career worlds, an increasing number of employers desire prospective employees with "soft" skills. Soft skills include the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and the willingness to learn through experience, and are applicable across multiple disciplines and careers. It is important for students to develop soft skills as they prepare for college and as they graduate and enter the workforce. U.S. News

3 Things You’ll Be Tempted to Say to Compensate for a Lack of Experience (That You Just, Well, Shouldn't)
You’re relatively green for a position you’re pursuing, yet you somehow landed the interview anyway. No sooner than the pleasantries have been exchanged, the interviewer goes right for the, “So, you seem to be a bit light on experience for this role. Can you tell me how and why you think you’re a good fit?” The Muse

11 Sloppy LinkedIn Mistakes That You're Too Qualified to Make
A LinkedIn profile’s an awesome opportunity to shine beyond the traditional resume. Between your job history, publications, endorsements, and connections, potential employers scan your information to see what you can bring to the team that no one else can. But if your profile is riddled with typos or you don’t have an adequate picture, an employer isn’t going to see you as a viable candidate. The Muse

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.

Student Developer - OSU Applied Economics
SEBA (Student-Engaged Business Assessment) program is based out of the Applied Economics department at OSU. We are seeking a student who is familiar with Java and a working knowledge with Excel to collaborate with data analyst of large nursery operation to develop a program to integrate data between spreadsheets. For more information, visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/24042.

Student Intranet project - 2 Towns Ciderhouse
2 Towns Ciderhouse would like to start using an Intranet to improve our internal communication. Our CEO approved my reaching out to OSU's EECS program to see if there might students interested in this project in exchange for internship credits or as a term or thesis project. I've designed a survey that will gauge what kinds of features our employees would like to have available, if that's useful.

Student App Developer - OSU SportUp Club
OSU student-athlete senior is looking for an EECS student to collaborate with on an athletic related app project. The app, called REVIVE, is a product of the OSU SportUp Club, which helps develop business ideas related to athletics and create and market the project with the help of investors. This app focuses on tracking athletic performance and recovery, and aims to bridge the communication gap between coach and athlete. This app is the first of its kind, and will be revolutionary in the athletic world. REVIVE will be featured on PAC12 networks and within the OSU athletic department media, and would be a great experience with unique networking potential for an OSU student app developer. If you are interested, please contact Maureen Tremblay at tremblma@oregonstate.edu, or view the app promo video at https://vimeo.com/159620765 to see more.

Summer undergraduate research assistants (URAs)
URAs needed for Assembly Planning research. Computer science students are sought this summer to join a research group under the direction of Prof. Matt Campbell working on an AI system to plan the assembly of complex industrial products. URAs will work in lab in Rogers Hall for the summer with a team of 4 researchers and three industrial partners (GE, CAT, and ESI North America). Your summer efforts will include working with virtual reality, complex 3D models, and the .NET environment. URAs are expected to work from 10 to 30 hours per week. To apply, send you resume to matt.campbell@oregonstate.edu

Software Engineer (Programmer) Intern - Open Dental Software
Open Dental is a rapidly growing dental software company founded in 2003 and located in Salem, Oregon. The ideal candidate for the Software Engineer (Programming) intern position will meet the following requirements: Computer Science/Computer Engineering major, Junior standing or greater; willing to work full time during the summer.

Engineering/Creative Technology Internships - The Lodge @ Wieden+Kennedy
The Lodge is the creative technology group at W+K -- we're a team of creative minded engineers and designers that work on projects ranging from mobile apps, to VR, platforms, installations, robotics, fabrication, electronics and more. We're searching for candidates for a 3-month internship this summer -- specifically curious, creative engineers that want to make things and are willing to write code to get it done. A strong interest in a non-CS topic and the application of CS to that domain is ideal. Bottom line is we're looking for flexible, curious graduating seniors that want to come up with great ideas, prototype them, and hopefully carry them to completion.

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.

Electrical Manufacturing Engineer Intern - FLIR
Main responsibilities will include process development/documentation, production support, and new product development for all levels of our airborne gimbal products. Sample projects and responsibilities include: Design and implement automated tests for electromechanical sub-assemblies. Assess and improve PCBA tests for increased coverage and debug. Convert proprietary C application from WinXP to Win7. Analyze and improve PCBA electrical failure analysis process and equipment. Assist in the launch of new products.

Autodesk Summer Internship Positions
As a summer intern in Autodesk's Product Development Group, you will work as part of the Strategy & Research team to develop software prototypes that demonstrate the use of existing and emerging technology to solve problems in design for a wide range of customers. Project topics focus on design intelligence and decision-making within a multi-disciplinary design collaboration environment. The aim of the various projects is to develop methods that will automate tasks within and between design and manufacturing. Some of the projects will include work within additive manufacturing and advanced materials. The student interns will work with the Autodesk technical team to define, design, implement, demonstrate, and present their work and results over the course of the internship.

Intern, Analog - Mixed-Signal (ADC) IC - Nokia
In this role, you will be responsible for designing innovative Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits for use in an Analog-Digital Converter (ADC) that will be used in the delivery of a disruptive transceiver chipset. Disruptive RF design techniques are warranted to address the proliferation of 5G, to be supported by cost-effective hardware. As a member of the NET RFIC team, you will be an active contributor to team goals and, therefore, have a proven track record of professionalism. You enjoy working independently but, with an introspective critical viewpoint of conventional design techniques. As Intern, Mixed-Signal (ADC) IC you will effectively communicate your design ideas to fellow designers and to Lead Architect.

Process Engineer - Hitachi
The Process Engineer I main objective is to provide process engineering support to SED's various demonstration labs, customer activities, and development programs. The employee must be willing to travel to Japan for a 1-3 month training assignment if necessary. This is a developmental position. Engineer is initially spending approximately 75% of their time in training and under close supervision while typically receiving detailed instructions for most tasks. Position is expected to acquire job skills, learn company policies and procedures, perform routine tasks, enhance process development skills and acquire hardware proficiency.

Junior Software Engineer - Kronos
You will take on junior level responsibilities in a tightly knit lean/agile team practicing XP. We build distributed cloud-based & on-premise enterprise solutions for the clinical & hospital vertical. We work on the Windows platform, and our tools are C#, JavaScript, Microsoft ASP.NET, and SQL. You will be mentored intensively and given a constantly growing level of responsibility as your programming and design skills rapidly develop.

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

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