IN THE NEWS

OSU-Cascades student recognized for entrepreneurship
OSU-Cascades computer science senior Chris Vlessis won the 2017 Wyatt Starnes Battle of the Schools Award, presented by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Vlessis, 22, is chief technology officer and co-founder of Shape.io, which makes software used by G5 and several dozen other digital marketing agencies to track clients’ online advertising accounts. Bend Bulletin

Gabor Temes receives University Research Award from SIA
Gabor Temes, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, received the 2017 University Research Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The award recognizes his excellence in research for contributions in interface electronics, including analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, switched-capacitor filters and amplifiers, and sensor interfaces. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Under scrutiny on Capitol Hill, Facebook says it will double security workforce to 20,000
The social media giant made the promise while testifying before Congress about how its platform was used to spread propaganda from Russian accounts in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “We need to understand the behavior and we need to have the capacity both as a company and as an industry to be able to track it and eradicate it,” Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch told senators. The new hires would focus on tracking extremist behavior on the site, he said. L.A. Biz

nLight setting sights on growth in the coming years
nLight, an industrial laser manufacturer at 5408 N.E. 88th St., announced this month it won a $1.93 million contract to research and help develop new components for military-grade lasers. nLight representatives say the technology, called “directed energy,” channels intense light particles into lasers for an array of military applications. The private company’s revenue has grown 30 percent year-over-year, reaching $100 million, and CEO Scott Keeney expects to add up to 300 jobs in Vancouver by 2023. The Columbian

Google will expand Portland office by 40 percent
Google is adding to its downtown Portland engineering office, adding 8,000 square feet to the 18,000 square feet it currently occupies. Google had 40 Portland employees in the spring of 2016 and now employs 60. The company wouldn't say how many more it expects to hire for the expanded office. The Oregonian

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t)
What recent studies have made increasingly apparent is that the greatest number of high-paying STEM jobs are in the “T” (specifically, computing). Earlier this year, Glassdoor, a jobs listing website, ranked the median base salary of workers in their first five years of employment by undergraduate major. Computer science topped the list ($70,000), followed by electrical engineering ($68,438). Biochemistry ($46,406) and biotechnology ($48,442) were among the lowest paying majors in the study, which also confirmed that women are generally underrepresented in STEM majors. The New York Times

OPPORTUNITIES

GEM-ASEE Doctoral Engineering Research Showcase
January 22-23, 2018 | Washington, DC
The National GEM Consortium (GEM) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) are pleased to announce the first-of-its-kind GEM-ASEE Doctoral Engineering Research Showcase. We invite doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and new faculty to display their leading-edge technical research and connect with potential agency sponsors and academic employers. They will present their research – which may be either interdisciplinary or a single engineering and computing discipline – in poster format. This event will be held in conjunction with an Agency/University Fair that will feature representatives from government research agencies and universities seeking faculty hires. Deadline for Presenter and Participants application is Nov 17, 2017.

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!

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Positions in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Campus
The research focus for the computer science position is on the implementation of machine learning for modeling sequential time-series data with applications in biomedical science and robotics. Aspects of the research project include hierarchical modeling of generic human movements, probabilistic modeling and density estimation in sequential data, adversarial data models for classification, defining metrics for evaluation of human movement consistency. Specific applications include: monitoring and evaluation of patient performance during physical therapy sessions, transferring skills to robots from human demonstrations by generalization from multiple skill examples.

MindSumo Student Projects
MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to isha@mindsumo.com.

Graduate Student Speed Networking
Thursday, November 9 | 5:30-8pm | McMenamin’s on Monroe
Calling all engineering graduate students! To foster community across departments on campus, the Graduate Student Association of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is hosting a Speed Networking Event open to all graduate engineering students and friends! Join us for a low-key networking event on November 9, from 5:30-8pm at McMenamin’s on Monroe. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. We will start the evening with introductions, then move to a round of “speed networking” where participants will be paired for brief, 5 minute discussions. Who knows -- you could meet a new friend or research collaborator! In order to match pairs for speed networking, an accurate head count is required! Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Vvv2RaLI9Ld7uiQu1. See you there!

HEST 242/542: “Household Energy In Guatemala” 3-credit Field Course -- Info Session November 16th
Students from any major are invited to travel to Guatemala for 10 days in September 2018 to learn about the household energy poverty facing 40% of the world’s families and the technologies and policies needed to help address it. Please join the humanitarian engineering program for an info session on the course Thursday, November 16th at 5:15 pm in the Willamette West room of the Valley Library. More details on the info session are here and details about the past course here. Please contact the course leader, Asst. Prof. of mechanical engineering Dr. Nordica MacCarty, Nordica.maccarty@oregonstate.edu, with any questions.

NSA Invites Students to 'Hack Us!'
Ever think about hacking into the U.S. government’s data system? Wanna try? If you can develop a network signature for an intrusion detection system (detect hacking), or perform forensic analysis of a compromised endpoint (detect hacking before it collapses the system), the National Security Administration wants you to try. Registration is open for the 2017 Codebreaker Challenge. The contest asks college students to use reverse engineering or the ability to take apart code and fix from scratch a fictional break-in of a government data system. The scenario helps the Department of Homeland Security disarm an improvised explosive device using cybersecurity skills to prevent civilian casualties.

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!

URSA Engage Program - Funding for Undergraduate Research
URSA Engage is a program designed to help students across all OSU campuses and disciplines establish mentoring relationships early in their academic programs. First and second year students, and transfer students in their first year at OSU, are eligible to apply. URSA Engage awardees receive $750 and mentors receive $250 in scholarly development funds. Each student must partner with a professor to submit an application. Students who want to know more about this program and would like an opportunity to network with professors who are looking to partner with undergraduates on URSA Engage applications should sign up for one or both of these URSA Engage Information/Networking Workshops. RSVP to reserve your spot.

  • November 16, 5:00-6:30pm
  • December 1, 5:00-6:30pm

CASS Software Development Series 
Thursdays | 6-7pm
Learn the latest software development tools and techniques from the group who knows it best - CASS! Working on custom software projects for clients both at OSU and in industry with students learning along the way is what we do. This give us an edge on what is currently going on out in the software development real world. Topics include Java Script, source control, and ASP.NET MVC. (Note: Due to our excellent turn out at our first Software Development Series event, we have moved to a larger room!)

  • Nov 9: ASP.NET MVC II | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script III | KEC 1001

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 Final Examination – Tao He
Thursday, November 9 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | KEC 1005
Dynamic error calibration for Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Modulator with Multi-GHz Sampling Rate
Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Arun Natarajan, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Maggie Niess

EVENTS

CASS Software Development Series
Thursdays | 6-7pm
Learn the latest software development tools and techniques from the group who knows it best - CASS! Working on custom software projects for clients both at OSU and in industry with students learning along the way is what we do. This give us an edge on what is currently going on out in the software development real world. Topics include Java Script, source control, and ASP.NET MVC. (Note: Due to our excellent turn out at our first Software Development Series event, we have moved to a larger room!)

  • Nov 9: ASP.NET MVC II | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script III | KEC 1001

Graduate Student Speed Networking
Thursday, November 9 | 5:30-8pm | McMenamin’s on Monroe
Calling all engineering graduate students! To foster community across departments on campus, the Graduate Student Association of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering is hosting a Speed Networking Event open to all graduate engineering students and friends! Join us for a low-key networking event on November 9, from 5:30-8pm at McMenamin’s on Monroe. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. We will start the evening with introductions, then move to a round of “speed networking” where participants will be paired for brief, 5 minute discussions. Who knows -- you could meet a new friend or research collaborator! In order to match pairs for speed networking, an accurate head count is required! Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/Vvv2RaLI9Ld7uiQu1. See you there!

OSU Advantage Accelerator Startup Showcase
Tue, November 14 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom | Free
This year, the Startup Showcase provides an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies from Oregon State University, hear stories from local entrepreneurs, and network with professionals in our community. (Presenters include Assistant Professor Heather Knight, who will talk about social robotics).

College of Engineering Fall 2017 Professional Series
career.oregonstate.edu

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.

Ask a Real Recruiter: Should I Use a Salary Calculator to Negotiate a Job Offer?
I think I blew my last interview by asking for too much from a nonprofit using a salary figure that I found through Google. My question is, when asked about salary requirements, is it okay to say a number and then mention that's the number you found on Salary.com or Payscale.com? The Muse

LinkedIn - A Student's Guide for Students
LinkedIn can be an intimidating place for students. Going to college, most of us don't have vast business networks. We don't have years of career experience or a long list of skills and endorsements. Yet we are continuously told that we need to get on LinkedIn. We need to start building that network, how else will we ever succeed in the professional world? LinkedIn

How to overcome the scariest job interview mistakes
Oh no. You've been fielding interview questions from a hiring manager, and you suddenly realize you flubbed an answer. The interviewer knows that everyone is human—so you can just move on and pretend you didn't just accidentally bomb on one of the most common interview questions, right? Monster

JOBS

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.

AD Info Tech Assistant (Student)
Provides technical support to Athletics faculty and staff. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of computer hardware and software. This position provides on-site support for customers but may also include answering phone calls, emails, and handling walk-ins.

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.

OEG is looking for interns! Interviews will be held November 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Kearney 101c. Interested? Please bring an updated copy of your resume to Lauren Farmen in Kearney 101b. Lots of time slots still available!

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.

2018 ROV Engineering Internship
The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Engineering Internship Program aims to train undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering in sea-going operations. Engineering Interns work with our ROV team, learning how to maintain and operate the ROVs Hercules and Argus. The position entails an approximately 4-5-week period working aboard E/V Nautilus. While onboard, all ROV interns will be assigned an 8-hour working shift, split into two 4-hour watches. These hours interns will be in the control van as Nautilus conducts ROV or multibeam exploration. Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in mechanical, electrical, and/or ocean engineering or related fields with interest in oceanography and ocean exploration. Spring 2017 graduates are also eligible to apply. Previous experience and/or coursework in mechanical, electrical, and/or ocean engineering preferred.

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.

Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Engineer - Texas Instruments
As a design engineer, you’ll architect new TI products and make our customers’ visions a reality. Specifically, you will define, architect, model, design and document analog, mixed-signal and/or RF integrated circuits (ICs) for use in complex system-on-chips (SoCs). You’ll have the opportunity to work in the emerging and exciting area of single chip millimeter wave radar sensors. Using advanced CMOS technology, these sensors integrate an RF front-end with a DSP and MCU on a single chip. This opportunity involves designing analog/mixed-signal baseband circuits & data converters for our next generation of transceiver products.

Measurement Systems Engineer - Corning Incorporated
Develop, assemble, test and deploy measurement systems (primarily optics based) in support of manufacturing process control and inspection of Corning products. System development includes working with optics, motion control and system software. At Corning you work as part of a team to manage the transfer of technology from development to manufacturing.

Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer - Intel
As an Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer, you will be part of a team designing IO and memory interfaces on advanced process nodes and have an opportunity work on a diverse set of blocks and tasks in all phases of the design. The successful candidate's minimum qualifications will include a BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of experience in analog mixed signal or high speed design.

Marketo is interested in OSU Students
Marketo is a leader in cloud software and are growing rapidly. We are delighting our customers and hiring some of the best minds in Silicon Valley. Our headquarters is located in San Mateo, California and we continue to expand globally. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a high-energy environment with lots of room for personal and professional growth.

  • Platform Engineering Associate Software Engineer
    On the Platform engineering team, you will have the opportunity to work on key Marketo server projects such as the Account-Based Marketing server or the new massively scalable Marketing Campaign engine. You will collaborate with the senior engineering team members and utilize innovative technologies such as Spring, Spark, Akka, and Hadoop to deliver the products.
  • Applications Engineering Associate Software Engineer
    Reinvent the world’s leading Marketing Engagement solution on a modern tech stack with React on top of cloud infrastructure. Deliver the next generation of Sales Engagement applications that drive sales teams across all sizes and industries using the latest technology stack including ReactJS, NodeJS, and Ruby on Rails on top of modern cloud infrastructure. Build technology end to end, from the UI to the database all the way down to the cloud infrastructure.
  • Analytics Engineering Associate Software Engineer
    Help develop our next generation Analytics Platform empowered by AI. Design, develop data pipelines that deals with peta bytes of data using latest big data technology/platform.
  • Quality Automation and Performance Engineering Associate Engineers
    Design, create and execute workloads to verify the quality and performance of our next gen products. Investigate bugs by analyzing logs, browser developer tools, databases and other resources. Collaborate as an integral part of a development scrum team.

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships - Rockefeller University
The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, at The Rockefeller University, expects to have a small number of postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2018. We are seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller University faculty.

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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