IN THE NEWS

Seeking New Challenges
As a junior in high school, Terri Hewitt decided she wanted to try something new, so she joined the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics club and started programing for the team without having any prior experience. “I wanted to just try it and see if I like it. It’s how I like to go about figuring out what I like to do,” Hewitt said. It turned out to be a great learning experience for her, but not in the way you might expect. EECS

OSU EECS Minute: Undergraduate Profile Manuel Lopez
Manuel Lopez is a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering. He works for the Open Sensing Lab as a Lab Technician. EECS (video)

OSU EECS Minute: Welcome back! Fall 2017
Find out a bit more about EECS and what makes this a great place to be! EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Nvidia’s New Driverless-Car Computer Crunches 320 Trillion Operations a Second
That’s enough to have a car drive fully autonomously, according to the chipmaker. The new device, announced by Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang at an event today in Munich, is the latest generation of its DrivePX on-board car computers. Called Pegasus, the device is 13 times faster than the previous iteration, which has so far been used by the likes of Audi, Tesla, and Volvo to provide semi-autonomous driving capabilities in their vehicles. MIT Technology Review

Intel shows off 17-qubit chip, made in Hillsboro
Intel showed off a new chip for quantum computing Tuesday as the company races toward creating a new level of advanced computing. It could help enable a new class of technology with the power to simulate the natural world or solve extremely complex mathematical problems. Intel made its new chip in Hillsboro, the company's most advanced research and manufacturing site. It consists of 17 qubits - the basic building blocks of quantum computing. The Oregonian

Cloudability's growth accelerates, workforce tops 100
Founded in 2011, the Portland company initially grew slowly as it sought to help businesses manage the data they store in other companies' large data centers - commonly known as the cloud. Earlier this fall, its workforce topped 100 for the first time, and Cloudability has several open positions. Most of those employees work in Cloudability's new Pearl District headquarters. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Corning Day
Wednesday, October 25 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 to 6 p.m. | Johnson Hall
Corning is recruiting for internships, entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is 10/22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on 10/26.

URSA Engage - Request for Faculty Mentor Summaries
URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their program at OSU. The first step in this process is for faculty to fill out the Mentor Summary Form by November 6th. Summaries of mentors’ research/creative focus and examples of potential projects will be posted on the URSA webpage by November 10, 2017. Undergraduates will need to review the Mentor Summaries, approach mentors whose research is of interest to them, discuss potential projects with the mentors, and then submit their applications - which will need to include an approval form signed by the mentor. In the past, it has been a challenge for early career students to find appropriate mentors. Therefore, informational/networking workshops are being organized for connecting eligible students with potential mentors, and to help students with the application process.

Computer Science Student Projects from Mindsumo
Please review the latest computer science projects from MindSumo. 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

OWHE Conference Scholarship
OSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW) is offering funds to cover registration costs for OSU tenure line and non-tenure line faculty, staff, and students to attend the 2018 Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Conference in Sunriver, OR, January 26-27, 2018. In order to apply, please complete and submit the online form by Friday, October 27. Notification of awards will be sent by Friday, November 10.

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!

Insight Data Fellows Programs
The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free fellowships for graduating students, PhDs and postdocs looking to transition to careers in data science, data engineering and artificial intelligence. 7 week, full-time training fellowship; mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists; join an active community of Insight alumni; self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies; tuition-free with need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs. Application Deadline: October 23.

Data Science Fellowship
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. 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. The next program will be January 2 – February 23, 2018.

Iterate
Iterate is a program of two-hour seminars/workshops held once a week for a month. Iterate runs once in the fall and once in the spring. The program is open to community members and OSU students, researchers, and staff to inform and prepare them on four essential aspects of starting a successful business venture. The next session of Iterate is planned for Fall 2017, starting Tuesday October 24. Applications are now open.

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!)

  • Oct 19: Source Control II | KEC 1001
  • Oct 26:  ASP.NET MVC I | KEC 1001
  • Nov 2: ASP.NET MVC II | KEC 1001
  • Nov 9: Java Script III | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script IV | KEC 1001

NCWIT Collegiate Award
The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of creativity and potential impact. Each winner receives $10,000 in cash and an engraved award; and, each honorable mention receives $2,500 in cash and a covered certificate. Applicants representing three categories will be selected from the Preliminary Round to participate in the Finalist Round: freshmen, sophomores, and two-year college students; juniors and seniors; graduate students. Application deadline: October 30.

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.

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

The Landscape of Refactoring Research in the Last Decade
Danny Dig, Assoc. Prof., School of EECS, Oregon State University
Monday, October 16 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Peter Rindal
Thursday, October 19 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | KEC 1007
Malicious Secure Private Set Intersection
Major Advisor: Mike Rosulek; Committee: Attila Yavuz, Committee: Rakesh Bobba

EVENTS

Mental Health Community Listening Forum
on Wednesday, October 25 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | MU Ballroom
We are inviting all OSU students to share their concerns, needs, and suggestions on how OSU can best serve the mental health needs of the campus. This information will be used to improve the mental health programs in the OSU community. Light refreshments will be provided.

Corning Day
Wednesday, October 25 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 to 6 p.m. | Johnson Hall
Corning is recruiting for internships, entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is 10/22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on 10/26.

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

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!)

  • Oct 19: Source Control II | KEC 1001
  • Oct 26: ASP.NET MVC I | KEC 1001
  • Nov 2: ASP.NET MVC II | KEC 1001
  • Nov 9: Java Script III | Bexell 416
  • Nov 16: Java Script IV | KEC 1001

DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff 2017
Saturday, November 4 | 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM | KEC 1001 - 1007
DevOps BootCamp is a single-day event with one track to help inexperienced attendees kick off the year with fundamentals of system administration and software development. The day includes a series of beginner-sessions to set up Linux on their computers, SysAdmin, and other workshops to help get your year started. Free Pizza lunch!

Fall 2017 Career Events for Students
This is an entire week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in two career fairs where students will get to interact with hundreds of employers who want to hire OSU students!

Career Expo Events

Other Fall Career Events

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.

Employment background check guide for job applicants
Before you get a job offer, chances are your prospective employer will probe into your past. To help calm your nerves about background checks, we compared some common fears against the facts. A whopping 98% of businesses perform background checks on job candidates, according to a recent survey by Endera, a risk-alert firm. This is what you need to know they’re finding out about you. Monster

Why These 3 Annoying Cover Letter Blunders Make Recruiters Cringe
With unemployment at an all-time low, many employers are complaining they're struggling to find the talent they need. Meanwhile, millions of job seekers are frustrated by the lack of responses they're getting from applying to jobs online. Especially when they take the extra time to write a cover letter. Inc.

On the Job Hunt? These Updates to Your Professional Profile Could Help You Stand Out
Imagine this: you just found a listing for your dream job. It’s so perfect, you can already see yourself in the role. So you polish your resume, attach a killer cover letter, and send that application on its way. Forgetting something? We’re talking about your professional profile. If a potential employer read it, would it help you shine? WayUp

JOBS

MU Basement Mechanic Apprentice (student employee)
Work under Assistant Manager of Maintenance to provide preventative maintenance to bowling machines and repair machines when they break down. Duties: Clean and fine tune bowling machines. Troubleshoot problems when issues arise. Effectively repair broken machines. Install new equipment. Be able to come in promptly when problems arise with machines. Send your resume to manager.mubasement@oregonstate.edu.

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.

Postdoctoral Researchers - Rice University
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Rice University has two immediate openings for Postdoctoral Researchers. A group of faculties (Professors Richard Baraniuk, Ashutosh Sabharwal, Ashok Veeraraghavan, and Yingyan Lin) at Rice are working towards creating new technologies for next-generation Internet-of-Things. To drive this research forward, we are looking for highly motivated and qualified postdoctoral fellows with strong circuit background and successful tape-out experiences. The successful applicants will assume a lead role in developing and testing next-generation sensing systems embedded with machine learning algorithms, collaborating with Ph.D. students, faculties and collaborators from Rice and leading industry companies.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science - Albion College
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Albion College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computer Science at the assistant professor level to begin August 2018. We seek applicants who have a demonstrated willingness and potential for excellence in teaching computer science to a diverse student body at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Albion’s teaching load is three units per semester. Individuals with an active research agenda are sought, especially those with a strong interest in working with undergraduates.

Open Faculty Positions at The University of Iowa, Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Iowa invites applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions, one in the area of cyber-physical systems or Internet of Things and the other in augmented or virtual reality. A PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a closely related field is required. Detailed descriptions of the available position, candidate requirements, and application process can be found at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty, searching requisitions 71659 and 71715.

Tenure-track position in Computer Science - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Computer Science with the anticipated start date of fall semester 2018. A doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field and a commitment to teaching is required. Preference will be given to individuals with an established record of excellence in teaching and research and an interest in: security, machine learning, theory of computation, or robotics. However, any areas of research expertise in computer science will be considered.

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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