KUDOS

Martin Erwig's book, "Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing," is the winner of American Book Fest's 2017 Best Book Awards in the education/academic category.

IN THE NEWS

This Man Is Leading an AI Revolution in Silicon Valley—And He’s Just Getting Started
Jensen Huang ('84 BS EE) was named Fortune's 2017 businessperson of the year. The cofounder and CEO of semiconductor and software maker Nvidia saw the future of computing more than a decade ago, and began developing products that could power the artificial intelligence era. Thanks to that vision, and relentless execution, his chipmaker today is perhaps the hottest company in Silicon Valley. And it may just be getting started. Fortune

Inventor Inducted to Engineering and Science Hall of Fame
Elmond Decker (BS EE '51), inventor, educator, and a member of Oregon State’s Engineering Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame for contributions in electrical signal technology. His work enabled the United States Navy to produce a new generation of technologically advanced ships that confound radar detection. Ingenium

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Job Outlook 2018: College Hiring to Increase by 4 Percent
Employers plan to hire 4 percent more new graduates for their U.S. operations from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2018 survey. While the 4 percent increase is lower than the hiring projections over the past several years, it continues to point to a positive job market for new college graduates. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Smarsh set to be $100M company thanks to new deal
Fast-growing Portland technology company Smarsh Inc. is about to get even bigger. K1 Investment Management LLC, a Smarsh investor, has acquired Redwood City, Calif.-based Actiance Inc. Smarsh, which employs 180 of its 230 workers at its downtown Portland headquarters, expects to grow as a result of this deal. Smarsh is frequently among the fastest growing companies in Oregon. Last year, it had revenue of $49.1 million and a two-year growth rate of 58 percent. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Course Announcement: Applied Bioinformatics BB485/585
MWF 11:00-11:50 am | MF BEXL 416, W BEXL 324 | Professor: David Hendrix
Applied Bioinformatics gives a thorough, hands-on introduction to the problems and methods of the bioinformatics of nucleic acid sequences and proteins. The goal of this course is to teach you the fundamentals of bioinformatics and enable you to understand and employ software and methods used in answering contemporary questions in bioinformatics. The student will gain a working knowledge of the bioinformatics analysis of contemporary techniques such as sequence alignment, BLAST, motif finding, databases, phylogenetic tree construction, GO Terms, ChIP-Seq peak identification, transcriptome profiling by RNA-Seq, and predicting RNA interactions and structure. Students will gain familiarity with BioPython and the GNU/Linux command line interface. Now with supplementary video lectures!

Super Model Design Competition
Tech Soft 3D wants YOUR best 3D assembly to be the poster model for Tech Soft 3D products! Contestants are required to submit an original 3D mechanical part or assembly that will be judged according to overall quality and model complexity. Winning contestants will receive recognition and cash, with the first place prize of $1500. The submission deadline is December 31, 2017 so get designing!

Basketball Coach - Corvallis Parks & Recreation
Do you love basketball? Help a child learn to love the game the way that you do. Share your skills with the youth of Corvallis by becoming a Parks & Recreation volunteer youth basketball coach! Coaches are needed for boys and girls in grades 2 - 8 from mid January - mid March. Training and Practices begin the week of January 8, 2018. One or two afternoons each week with games on Saturdays through mid March.

URSA Engage - Call for Student Applications - Undergraduate Research
The goal of URSA Engage is to provide first and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, opportunities to pursue research or a creative activity under the guidance of an OSU mentor. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 in development funds. The program is available to undergraduates across all academic disciplines. Projects will take place from the middle of winter term 2018 through the end of spring term 2018 (15 weeks at 5 hrs/week).

Social Justice Retreats at OSU: Applications Now Open
There are several retreats that support social change offered at Oregon State: Racial Aikido, Multiracial Aikido, International Student Social Justice Retreat, Examining White Identity in a Multicultural World, and Examining White Identity for Faculty and Staff. As a partnership between Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE), Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI), University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS), these weekend long retreats promote a campus dialogue about race and racism. Each of the retreats engage in the active exploration of the concept of race and how race influences our lived experiences and interactions.

Grow with Google: Learn new skills & apply for a Udacity scholarship
Join us in person for free training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. Students and teachers can learn how to put the latest technology to work inside and outside of the classroom. Click this link to learn more and see what cities we’ll be visiting. We’re also partnering with Udacity to offer 50,000 scholarships for anyone looking to kick-start their Android or web development careers too -- apply here!

2018 Graduate Research Showcase
Thursday, February 8 | LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Registration is now open for the 2018 Graduate Research Showcase taking place on Feb. 8. The Graduate Research Showcase is a daylong opportunity for you to advance your professional knowledge and skills, network with industry partners, and share your research with industry, faculty, peers, and the community. We are also pleased to welcome Jorge Cham, who will be giving the keynote at a luncheon exclusively for College of Engineering graduate students who present a poster and/or attend the career panel. Please read the schedule and details regarding the Graduate Research Showcase, and learn what last year’s graduate students had to say about the event. Space is limited to 200 students and registration will close Nov. 20, so do not procrastinate in securing your spot!

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. Predoctoral application deadline: December 14, 2017. Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines: December 7, 2017.

AfterCollege Scholarships

  • 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. Deadline: December 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. Deadline: December 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. Deadline: December 31.

Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship Program for College Students
Apriorit offers a $1000 educational technology grant for high school seniors and graduate students in USA, who have been enrolled at a college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program this year. We want to support young people passionate about IT and planning to build their career in this field. Application deadline: July 1, 2018.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Helping to improve the quality of software systems by inferring defects using static and dynamic analysis
Presented by Iftekhar Ahmed, Oregon State University
Monday, November 27 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125

GRADUATE EXAMS

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Bassem Khalfi
Wednesday, November 22 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | KEC 1007
Spectrum Availability Information Recovery for Wideband DSA Networks
Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Lizhong Chen, Huaping Liu, Attila Yavuz; GCR: Maggie Niess

EVENTS

Workshop: Technical Interview Presentations
Wednesday, Nov 29 | 3 pm | 221 Johnson Hall
This workshop will cover how to create a strong PowerPoint presentation for use during technical interviews. The workshop is designed for engineering graduate students who are interested in pursuing industry jobs, but all students are welcome to attend.

Panel discussion on forest fires in Oregon
Wednesday, November 29 | 5:00-6:30 pm | Reception: Kearney Hall Atrium 5:00 – 5:30 | Panel discussion: Kearney Hall Room 112 5:30 – 6:30
The Willamette Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to invite you to join us for an engaging panel discussion on forest fires in Oregon. The panel features two OSU researchers (Dr. Brenda McComb, Emeritus Dean and Professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society and Dr. James Johnston, Research Associate in Forest Engineering, Resources & Management), along with Kyle Proctor, an OSU graduate student in the department of Biological and Ecological Engineering who was caught in the Eagle Creek Fire in September this year. Prior to the panel, we will host a reception to recognize the OSU College of Engineering for their ongoing support of SWE. All are welcome! The event is free and open to the public. Please share with your colleagues.

Bend Hack for a Cause 2018
Friday 01/12/18 4:00PM – Sunday 01/14/18 3:00PM | OSU Cascades | $10 students, $20 professionals
Theme: Downtown Livability
Attention students, developers, and professionals with any type of talent you would like to share with the world: we're challenging you to use your powers for good and improve downtown livability in the most creative way possible.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

College of Engineering Career Drop-In Hours
Mondays 10AM-11AM | Fridays 3PM-4PM | 122 Johnson Hall
Have a quick career development question? Come by our fall drop-in hours to get pointed in the right direction.

5 ways references can lose you a job
Sometimes the best resume, smartest cover letter, or even strongest interview skills are not enough to persuade an employer to hire you. To get a job, you also need people who can sing your praises, people who can attest that you’re a star employee. Put simply: You need professional references. Monster

Succeeding Where Others Fail: 12 Approaches To Handling Panel Interviews
Interviewing for a job is tough. You need to put forth your best face and give good answers to questions that are often designed by committee, or meant to check your mental alertness. Interviewing in front of a panel is even tougher. Not only do you need to be prepared for the standard challenges of an interview, but you have to juggle responses to multiple questions, each coming from people with their own outlooks and priorities. These questions come with higher pressure, as you're often given less time to breathe, and are always under observation by someone. Forbes

Six Things Beyond Your Résumé That Will Land You The Job Of Your Dreams
For most of the companies that attract today’s top talent, expertise still matters. They want to see that you have the unique hard skills associated with the role you’re applying for, and you can easily communicate these on your résumé. Putting the spotlight on the following six abilities in a cover letter or during an interview can help you stand out among applicants and land your dream job. Forbes

JOBS

Student Technical Assistant (Shuman) - OSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University (OSU). Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

Network Operations Student Field Technician - OSU IT Infrastructure Services
Installation and upgrading of various network related devices such as UPS, Switches, Routers, etc. around campus. Patching, switch installations, occasional basic configuration of a variety of network gear around campus. Data closet maintenance, and remote end troubleshooting in data closets around campus. Wireless network related work, such as coverage walk throughs, remote end troubleshooting, configuration of monitoring tools, and possibly some design tool usage. Very limited amounts of Linux work; Network Operations uses some open source tools, but there is not a lot of effort required at this time.

OSU MIME IT Student Support Specialist
Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping to solve problems? We're looking for students to help support the OSU School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering with technology-related needs. Duties include assistance with computer operations and installation, user support, classroom technology, programming and analysis, network support, and installing and configuring applications. Please apply to posting number P02518SE https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45990 or send your resume and cover letter to lori.burgeson@oregonstate.edu.

Software Development Intern - CDK Global
As a Software Development Intern you will help to engineer the next generation of enterprise class software solutions at CDK utilizing a broad range of the latest technologies. The intern's primary responsibilities include development of services and components (design, coding, testing). The internship will provide hands-on technical experience and will work with other team members, architects and product owners in the early and continuous delivery of high quality software products that delight our customers. Student must be a results oriented individual, who can use agile software development principles to achieve the desired business outcome.

Developer Interns - CBT Nuggets
Our Bend team is currently looking to hire 1 - 2 Developer Interns to work in a temporary capacity up to 40 hours a week at our Bend office. As an Engineering Intern, you will work closely with a mentor as well as a group of other engineers and CBT staff. You will work on a common project with your mentor as well as any miscellaneous tasks that may arise. By completing these tasks you will gain valuable experience using the latest development trends while practicing agile methodologies in an engaging and exciting environment.

CS extended internship - Image Manipulation - HP
HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) seeks to unleash the power and potential of HP Thermal Inkjet Technology (TIJ) through collaboration. We partner with OEMs to develop a wide range of industrial printing solutions and ink formulations that are used in a variety of applications that include mail addressing, postage, transactions, security printing, and packaging product identification. This is a six to nine month internship, based in Corvallis, Oregon, with SPS’s printheads and inks team to develop a basic color image pipeline that SPS can provide to customers. A color image pipeline will extend SPS’s new printhead control and drive system, allowing customers to easily evaluate process color printing applications.

BS/MS Software Development Intern - CDK Global
As a Software Development Intern you will help to engineer the next generation of enterprise class software solutions at CDK utilizing a broad range of the latest technologies. The intern's primary responsibilities include development of services and components (design, coding, testing). The internship will provide hands-on technical experience and will work with other team members, architects and product owners in the early and continuous delivery of high quality software products that delight our customers. Student must be a results oriented individual, who can use agile software development principles to achieve the desired business outcome.

Web Project Coordinator/Dev - OSU College of Business
This position is responsible for planning and project management for the development and technical maintenance of the College’s web presence. The individual reports to the Director of Marketing, and should have an artistic sensibility, as well as the technical skills to maintain a dynamic, compelling and functional website. The incumbent will collaborate with the marketing and communication team as well as leadership in the College of Business.

Electrical Engineer - OS Engineering
OS Engineering is a hands-on electrical engineering firm, offering services from feasibility analysis to commissioning and beyond. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing, repairing, maintaining, modernizing, and delivering control systems, which are systems that uses sensors and detectors to measure the output performance of the process being controlled; these measurements are used to provide corrective feedback helping to achieve the desired performance.

Electrical Engineer - OS Engineering
OS Engineering is a hands-on electrical engineering firm, offering services from feasibility analysis to commissioning and beyond. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing, repairing, maintaining, modernizing, and delivering reliable, stable sources of power to customers ranging from industrial manufacturing facilities to utilities. The goal is the efficient use of energy to create and distribute power.

Design & Development Component Engineer - Micro Systems Engineering
Micro Systems Engineering, Inc (MSEI) is a pioneer in developing innovative technologies and medical devices that save and enhance the quality of life for millions of individuals living with cardiovascular disorders. This position works to specify, develop and evaluate electronic components and systems in package for use in high-reliability and high quality implantable medical assemblies. Lead development of new components in a cross-functional team for new product applications. Work with internal partners and suppliers to identify electronic components to be used in the BOM and the schematic. Lead testing and validation of components for implantable medical applications, by performing appropriate electrical and environmental stress tests. Work directly with the suppliers and the Supply Chain department to resolve any technical issues with components.

Web Developer - OSU Extended Campus
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Web Developer position for OSU Extended Campus. This position designs, develops, analyzes, and maintains scalable applications created in PHP, MySQL, CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript and other third party API tools. The web developer provides programming support by collaborating with faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. Closes November 26, 2017.

Become a Cyber Officer - US Army
Army Cyber Command is interested in applicants with a four-year degree, master’s degree, or doctorate in a computer science or related field. Are you a programmer, web developer or data scientist? Do you enjoy solving a challenge with a innovative tool, script, program, or reverse engineering a piece of equipment? Qualified civilians can now directly apply for a commission as an officer in U.S. Army Cyber. That means you could join the Army at the rank of First Lieutenant or higher, and start building the future of Army Cyber warfare.

Electrical Engineer I-III - Columbia Machine, Inc.
Participates in the design and integrated systems for the Palletizer Division as well as process control application by developing engineering specifications, concepts, methods, program logic control as well as completing production.

Digital Analyst - Analytics Pros
Analytics Pros is looking for an aspiring Digital Analyst. The ideal candidate for this key position will possess a natural tendency toward analytical thinking, combined with client-facing consultative communication skills. They will be naturally curious about technology, businesses, the web, analytics, and have a demonstrated history of experimenting with web, or app technology, including any programming or related problem-solving.

Software Engineer - Rockwell Collins
We are currently searching for an entry level Software Engineer to join our Head Up Guidance Systems (HGS)™ Software organization. Rockwell Collins Head up Guidance System™ (HGS) provides pilots with crucial flight symbology on a Head up Display (HUD) to dramatically improve safety and capability for aircraft to land, takeoff, and navigate in degraded visual conditions. Our software engineering organization is primarily responsible for the requirements, design, implementation, and verification of HGS functionality, in a highly-structured environment that is compliant with the guidelines for certified, safety-critical flight software. Our organization also supports military products, enhanced vision systems, and head-worn/helmet-mounted displays.

Faculty Positions in Autonomous and Connected Systems - Michigan State University
The College of Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for multiple tenure‐system faculty positions in the area of autonomous and connected systems. These positions are part of a major MSU initiative, CANVAS (Connected and Autonomous Networked‐Vehicles for Active Safety), which focuses on conducting advanced research in the area of autonomous and connected vehicles. As the nation’s pioneer “land‐grant” university and the largest academic institution in the state of Michigan, MSU has a long tradition of partnering with public and private enterprises in automation and major companies in the automotive industry. The CANVAS initiative at MSU aims at creating a close partnership between MSU and the automotive industry to enable advanced technologies and provide educational and student engagement opportunities in support of the most transformational period in mobility.

Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a tenured or tenure-track Associate Professor for its Electrical Engineering program. Priority areas are analog/digital electronics, power systems, power electronics, robotics and wireless networking for 5G applications. Qualified applicants in all areas of electrical engineering will be considered.

Assistant Professor in Computer Science - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for the Computer Science and Systems program. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered.

Full-Time Lecturer in Electrical Engineering - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for a full-time lecturer position for the new Electrical Engineering (EE) program. This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related field. Priority areas are analog/digital electronics, power systems, power electronics, robotics and wireless networking for 5G applications. Qualified applicants in all areas of electrical engineering will be considered.

Full-Time Lecturer in Computer Science - University of Washington Tacoma
The Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications for one full-time lecturer position for the Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program. This position requires a Master’s degree or higher or foreign equivalent in Computer Science or a closely related field. We are particularly interested in hiring candidates with evidence of effectiveness in teaching courses in one or more of the following areas: introductory programming courses; software engineering; computer architecture; operating systems; and computer ethics. Highly qualified applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered.

Electrical Engineer - Cascade Pacific Pulp
The Electrical Engineer’s primary responsibility is to oversee maintenance troubleshooting and project management on the power distribution system and assist with the DCS and PLC systems. The EE will also provide relief supervision and project management support for E&I crews; handle project engineering for small and medium sized capital projects and/or mill maintenance update projects. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering; 3+ years of experience.

Web Developer - OSU Extended Campus
The Web Developer provides programming support for OSU Extended Campus programmatic and course needs. This position works as part of the Course Development and Training team, collaborating with a diverse group of faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources for courses and modules. This Web Developer designs, develops, tests, implements, and maintains web and multimedia applications. This position collaborates with colleagues in OSU Extended Campus and other partners to design and assemble the programming and media necessary to carry out design plans as conceived by assigned instructional designers.

Instructor - Computer Science - OSU-Cascades
The Computer Science Instructor should be able to teach a broad range of undergraduate computer science courses including, but not limited to, web development, databases, networking, security, and/or algorithms. Additional areas of teaching include software engineering, machine learning, and big data. More importantly, the ideal candidate should be passionate about code, be able to refine coursework, execute effective modern pedagogy, conduct sound assessments of learning, and cultivate a culture of engaged learners.

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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