IN THE NEWS

A journey to low Earth orbit
Guest post by Helena Bales
I had an amazing experience this summer at the University of Georgia working in the Small Satellite Research Lab. The lab was founded by undergraduate students, myself included, partnering with professors, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force. Space seems impossibly far away and hard to get to, but with the increased popularity and strength of the small satellite community, it is now easier than ever to reach, even for self-funded, undergraduate engineers. EECS News

EECS Convocation
If you missed convocation last month, you can watch the video:

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Seattle recruiting is so tough one company is giving away Teslas to new hires
Axon, the Seattle-based division of Taser that builds and sells police body cameras and related software, is offering Tesla Model 3 cars to new hires, and not just senior executives. Eligible positions include full-stack engineers and web developers. Thousands of technology roles are unfilled in Washington state at any time. As a result, Seattle-area companies are moving beyond regular hiring considerations including salary and benefits. Puget Sound Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Intel Open House
For BS, MS, and PhD students
Wednesday, October 12, 11:00am - 3:00 pm, KEC 1005 & 1007
Join Intel Corporation representatives for an open house regarding the many opportunities for STEM students at Intel! Discuss the exciting opportunities for graduates with degrees in ECE, CS, ChemE, Chemistry, ME, Materials Science, BioChemistry, Physics, Optics and more. **Food Provided**

Intel Technical Talk
For MS and PhD students
Wednesday, October 12, 5 pm - 7 pm, Weniger 116 
Join Intel Corporation representatives for a talk on Intel’s Silicon process technology with an emphasis on scaling electronic devices. Discuss the exciting opportunities for graduates with degrees in ChemE, Chemistry, ME, Materials Science, BioChemistry, Physics, Optics and more. **Food Provided**

Fall 2016 Study Tables in Johnson Hall
Get help with ENGR 201, ENGR 211, physics and math. See the pdf file for the current schedule.

Finding the Next iPhone Hack Could Net You $1.5 Million
Cracking the iPhone might be harder to do these days, but that only makes it more valuable. Exploit vendor Zerodium announced they were tripling their bounty for a zero-day hack of Apple’s iOS 10, offering a new maximum payout of $1.5 million. To claim the prize, Zerodium is asking for a previously undocumented security flaw that enables remote jailbreaking of the mobile platform. Gizmodo

Amazon offers $2.5 million for socialbots to develop Alexa's voice control
“The Alexa Prize challenges students to build socialbots that can acquire knowledge and opinions from the web, and express them in context just as a human would in everyday conversations,” said Rohit Prasad, vice president and head scientist of Amazon Alexa. The team with the best socialbot will win $500,000 in prize money. An additional $1 million will be awarded to the winning team’s university if their socialbot can hold an engaging conversation with humans for 20 minutes. Registration runs through Oct. 28. Puget Sound Business Journal

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium’s Safety Competition
All OSU undergraduate students are invited to submit an entry to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium’s Safety Competition to help raise awareness of the risks of roadway departure crashes — crashes that occur after a vehicle crosses and edge or center line. Entries include one video 20 to 30 seconds in length, a series of five tweets or Instagram posts, and one poster 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions. All entries are due by Oct. 21, 2016 and must be students’ original work. Details are available at http://depts.washington.edu/pactrans/students/safety-competition/.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

28-56Gb/s Standards and Design Implications
Frank O'Mahony, Principal Engineer, Intel
Monday, October 17, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, DEAR 118

The Quest for The Ultimate Learning Machine
Presented by Pradeep Dubrey, Intel Fellow and Director of Parallel Computing Lab
Monday, October 24, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, DEAR 118

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program 
The Insight Data Engineering Fellows Program is a tuition-free Fellowship for computer scientists and engineers looking to transition to careers in data engineering. Over the last 4 years, we have helped over 600 graduate students and postdocs who are all now data scientists and engineers at over 200 leading data companies across the United States. We would be happy to have graduates from Oregon State attend Insight. Application deadline: November 3.

Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship
As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2017-2018 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2017. Deadline: November 4.

AAUW American Fellowships 
AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Deadline: November 15.

Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Service Program
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Deadline: December 1.

AAUW International Fellowships 
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism, the arts, and sciences. Deadline: December 1.

2017 Symantec Fellowships 
Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs (SRL) Graduate Fellowships to outstanding students pursuing innovative research in security, cryptography, machine learning, data mining, and information security. The fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student's tuition fees and to reimburse research expenses incurred by the student. In addition, we plan to award all fellowship recipients a separate salaried internship with Symantec. The application deadline is December 2, 2016.

Google Lime Scholarships
Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities wiht Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science. Deadline: December 4.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance (this excludes dental and vision insurance). Deadline: December 9.

AAUW Career Development Grants 
Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2012. Deadline: December 15.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Deadline: January 10, 2017.

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships 
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (see list below). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs: architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics. Deadline: January 10.

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply.

EVENTS

Intel Open House
Wednesday, October 12, 11:00am - 3:00 pm, KEC 1005 & 1007
All BS, MS, and PhD Students are invited to join Intel Corporation representatives for an open house! Learn about the many opportunities at Intel. Discuss the exciting opportunities for graduates with degrees in ECE, CS, ChemE, Chemistry, Mechanical Eng, Materials Science, BioChemistry, Physics, Optics and more. **Food Provided**

Microsoft & Open Source? Meet .NET Core!
Wednesday, October 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Milam 213
Come learn about the latest and greatest with Microsoft .NET Core and Microsoft's move to make .NET open source from one of the members of the .NET Team helping to make it happen. Scott Hanselman is a programmer, teacher, writer and an active technical member of the .NET team at Microsoft. He went to Microsoft, in his words, “specifically to open source everything.”

CASS Open House
Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Milne Computer Center
The Center for Applied Systems and Software has moved to a new location in Milne. Join us for light fingers foods, tours, demonstrations, and displays.

Intel Technical Talk
For MS and PhD students
Wednesday, October 12, 5 pm - 7 pm, Weniger 116 
Join Intel Corporation representatives for a talk on Intel’s Silicon process technology with an emphasis on scaling electronic devices. Discuss the exciting opportunities for graduates with degrees in ChemE, Chemistry, ME, Materials Science, BioChemistry, Physics, Optics and more. **Food Provided**

Diversity & Decision Making: The Importance of Women in the Boardroom
Thursday, Nov. 3., 7p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium
Speaker: Patty Bedient, cfo, forest industry expert, corporate board member and community leader

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

7 habits that will kill your next job interview
When you're aiming to nail the big job interview, how you speak is as important as how you look. You've got the impressive résumé, solid references, and a professional outfit. But careless language could jeopardize your chance of landing that plum job. Portland Business Journal

The best questions to ask during a job interview
The big mistakes include asking about pay, asking about training programs, asking questions that you can easily find on the Internet, and not coming prepared to ask questions. Now I want to give you some of my favorite questions for a prospect to ask during an interview. Portland Business Journal

So Why Do You Want to Join our Company?
When asked "Why do you want to join our company?," what do you think of as an answer? Perhaps, "I want to join because the company has a challenging environment, a great learning curve and people with a great set of skills." LinkedIn

4 soft skills millennials need to build their careers
Mastery of soft skills is one of the most overlooked pathways to greater career opportunities today. Portland Business Journal

JOBS

MIME Research Assistant (Student) - OSU School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Performs routine to complex technical or specialized tasks in support of research. Most positions will include laboratory research, data collection, and analysis. May include book reviews and publication research, experimentation in a laboratory setting, laboratory set-up and maintenance, data collection and analysis, and other related tasks.

Student Outreach Assistant - OSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
This position supports research staff, performing basic office tasks, handling event scheduling and management, recruiting for research studies, scheduling study sessions, and helping to supervise human subjects study sessions. The position is part-time ranging between 5-20 hours per week.

Enrollment Management IT Web Services Assistant - OSU Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar
This is an opportunity to help support the web needs of Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar in the Enrollment Management department. A successful candidate will gain valuable experience and exposure to apply to their career goals in web development.

Dorm Tutor - Department of Mathematics
Tutor math students in dorm common rooms on math classes below MTH 254.

Engineering/Computer Science Intern - High Lakes Health Care
I am looking to hire another intern this fall/winter semester. I would like one to assist with a population health care navigation project. Also, if you have any software/engineer/computer science students looking for an internship – I could use a second to assist with some projects in our EMR and IT network development.

DTS Data Analyst Internship - Cambia
The Data Analyst Intern will be a Data and Technology Solutions (DTS) team member. DTS is focused on delivering combined innovative data and technology products, services, and solutions that will help drive Cambia’s vision of person-focused health care transformation. Creating and designing of our Spark page for departmental communications; assisting with reporting on metrics.

Part-Time Developer - Quicklet
Quicklet is looking for a part-time full-stack engineer who is interested in helping us build a cloud-based invoicing and light ERP functionality that interfaces directly with QuickBooks Desktop. You must be willing to work remotely and independently. As we are a startup, you will have as much responsibility as you desire - anything from building out server-side Ruby transactional functionality to the front-end Javascript UI. It's an exciting opportunity for those who are technically curious and want to have technical ownership. This is part-time hourly-position with compensation commensurate with experience and may include equity. Though it is a part-time position, we will need a weekly commitment of at least 10 hours.

Systems Layer Administrator - OSU Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management
Upon completion of the in-depth system training that will be provided, this position will work as part of the e-Business unit within PCMM as the primary point of contact for supporting a diverse, campus-wide system user group; providing information technology application and hardware support; completing data analysis and reporting; and testing and maintenance of the eProcurement technology. This includes updating and maintaining the system under the direction of the project manager, documenting processes and configuration changes, troubleshooting issues with users, managing order failures, and communicating issues and issue resolution recommendations to project leadership in a timely manner.

Information Technology Consultant - OSU Department of Athletics
The Information Technology Consultant has a varying level of responsibility for direct consultative support and training to students, staff, and faculty on information technology-based systems primarily in the areas of applications software, desktop hardware, laptop hardware, mobile device hardware, and remote desktop support. This position provides computer hardware and software technical support to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics users. The incumbent supports microcomputer workstations, and associated peripherals; installs, configures, and tests the operation of hardware and software; individual workstation hardware and software operational problems; provides technical support on interfacing departmental systems with external or other departmental systems.

Developer/Database Administrator - OSU Division of Extended Campus
The purpose of this position is, in coordination with the Lead Web Developer, to research, develop and administer web-based database applications. This will include developing custom PHP/MySQL/JavaScript applications, administering the Hobsons Radius Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, migrating Radius configurations/data to OSU’s shared Salesforce CRM, and ongoing Salesforce administration and object-oriented development with Apex (similar to Java/C#). This position will design, develop, test, implement and maintain web applications as needed. In coordination with the Lead Web Developer, this position may work with staff in all Ecampus units including other designers and programmers both within Ecampus and outside of Ecampus.

Outreach Web Developer - OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications
The Outreach Web Developer’s primary role is to design, develop, deliver and support web, content management, and information systems that increase the public’s access to and engagement with educational resources and information from the OSU Extension Service and AES. Day-to-day, the person in this position manages web development and related projects, assesses the results and impact of those efforts, and provides training and advice on effective use of existing and emerging web and information technologies and strategies. Work is done in collaboration with communication and technology colleagues and OSU Extension and AES faculty.

Network Engineer - Clackamas ESD
Clackamas ESD is searching for a dynamic self motivated person seeking a position as a senior network engineer. This position supports ten school districts as well as many other outside government and nonprofit clients. Clackamas ESD has a state of the art, 4000 sq ft data center and runs as an ISP via a county-wide dark fiber network to its clients. The ideal candidate will have a background in Cisco technologies and have experience with Cisco switching, routing, ASA firewalls and Cisco wireless. The Network Engineer will design and implement telecommunication networks and provide consultation service to ESD clients. Provides capacity planning information and makes network design recommendations to the Data Center Services Coordinator and NIS Director.

Junior Electrical Engineer-EIT - Norwest Engineering, Inc.
Norwest Engineering, a national-level engineering firm, is currently seeking a full-time Junior Electrical Engineer to work out of our main office located in Portland, Oregon. As a Jr. Electrical Engineer, you will work under the supervision of our Sr. Electrical Engineers and with our Project Managers on a variety of heavy industrial projects serving petrochemical, primary metals, chemical and pulp & paper clients. Your role on electrical engineering and design projects will be to take direction from Sr. Electrical Engineers and coordinate your work with electrical designers and drafters, assist with engineering calculations and interface with clients and contractors. Depending on progress, it is expected that within 1 year you will be taking the lead electrical role on projects with only technical support from the electrical group. Ideal candidates possess a high level of attention to detail, ability to operate in a fast paced environment.

Senior/Staff Engineer - MediaTek Irvine
The project is in early stages of development, so hired designers will get a great opportunity to learn and gain experience through the difference design phases and interaction with industry veterans and expertise. Architecture study and evaluation of advanced Serdes topologies. Serdes design of different blocks including, but not limited to, drivers, front ends, samplers. comparators, ADCs, DACs, PLLs, clock distribution, etc.

Research opportunity: Sustainable Community Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The research group in which the candidate will be participating is mainly involved with creating and maintaining software decision support tools that can be used by communities for making decisions that contribute to sustainability. There are a wide variety of tools from a web based database inventory to planning tool plug-in modules to hydrological models. The tools represent a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a participant with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones.

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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