IN THE NEWS

Cascadia Community Builder Award: 2017 winner announced
The Cascadia Community Builder Award recognizes a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the free software movement in the Cascadia region, and this year's winner is Lance Albertson. Albertson is director for the Oregon State University Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) and has been involved with the Gentoo Linux project as a developer and package maintainer since 2003. opensource.com

Podcast Interview with ChickTech Founder and CEO Janice Levenhagen
Our guest on the show today is Janice Levenhagen ('06), founder and CEO of ChickTech, which is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing and retaining the number of women and girls in technology-based careers. Motivated by her own experience, Janice has helped to develop workshop programs, creating greater awareness about/ and access to/ female role models, in order to spark interest in STEM-related fields. Nonprofit Leadership Podcast

Behind the scenes with Randy Ocampo
Randy Ocampo knows only one way to live life: full tilt, full time. He spends his days working as an academic advisor to students in the Oregon State Ecampus online postbaccalaureate computer science program. How does he fill the rest of his hours? Oregon State Ecampus

Student wins Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
Alannah Oleson, undergraduate student in computer science at Oregon State University, was one of a handful of students from all over the world to win the Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship. The scholarship acknowledges women who are improving technology and have demonstrated outreach for their community. EECS News

OPPORTUNITIES

2018 Graduate Research Showcase
Thursday, February 8 | LaSells Stewart Center and CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Graduate students are encouraged to participate in this event to present their research, participate in career panel discussions, and network with industry representatives. Everyone is also invited to hear Jorge Cham, the creative mind behind PHD Comics, speak. Jorge is the co-founder of PHDtv, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and a founding board member of Endeavor College Prep, a nonprofit school for kids in East L.A.

  • Oct. 16, 2017 – Graduate student registration opens
  • Nov. 20, 2017 – Graduate student registration closes
  • Dec. 18, 2017 – Posters due to Student Media Services
  • Feb. 8, 2018 – Graduate Research Showcase

Career Expo needs volunteers
The Career Development Center needs student volunteers to help run the Career Expo on Oct. 18 and 19. Check out their website and register for a time to help out. http://signup.com/go/ZFGzaSE

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.

Fall 2017 ResiSTORE Volunteer Search
The ResiSTORE (pronounced Resi-Store) is a volunteer-run electronics store located in the basement of Dearborn hall that serves the OSU community. It's been previously known as the "IEEE Store" and the "Robotics Club Store", and is now the "ResiSTORE". There are many reasons to volunteer! They range from after-hours access to the store for your own projects to learning about Electronics (from customers and fellow volunteers), to input into the future of the store itself. Student volunteers are critical to the operation of the store. Volunteering is fun, easy, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes! A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more is certainly welcome.

IEEE Student Chapter for the Power and Energy Society
The Power and Energy Society is the third-largest society in IEEE, and focuses on electrical power generation and consumption. If you have an interest in renewable energy, smart grids, power electronics, electric vehicles, etc...this is the professional society for you. We will be working together with the Portland PES chapter and other student chapters to bring in guest speakers, organize activities, attend seminars, etc. This will be an excellent addition to your resumes! To form the society, we need a faculty advisor (Dr. Brekken) and 6 students, along with one of the students to serve as the chair. If you have an interest in being a member of this student chapter, please contact brekken@eecs.oregonstate.edu.

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 12:  Source Control I | KEC 1001
  • 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

Campus Analytics Challenge: What can you build better with us?
In today's ever-changing technology environment, customers prefer quick and seamless interactions with their financial institute. Senior leaders at Wells Fargo are looking for a new product, service, or application (the "Solution") that will improve the overall customer experience ("Business Objective"). Based on your analysis of the data, what recommendations do you have for senior leaders at Wells Fargo? 3 winners will each receive $1,000 for Option A // 4 winners will each receive $2,000 for Option B and a 3-day/2-night trip to San Francisco, CA in March 2018 to attend a Wells Fargo Analytics Summit, and $500 for travel expenses. Deadline: October 15, 2017.

IEEE Maker Project
This is your opportunity to show the world the work that has been keeping you up at night. So, if you are tirelessly tinkering with a tech project that solves complex problems and has applications to benefit society, and want to win great prizes, we want to hear from you. Finalists in each category will receive a US $50 Amazon gift card and have their project featured in a spotlight on IEEE Transmitter, The Institute, and in IEEE Potentials magazine. The First Prize winner will receive a $500 Amazon Gift Card and a 1-hour mentoring session with an IEEE member about their project. The Second Prize winner will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card. Entry deadline: October 17.

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.

Google IgniteCS: Bring computer science to your community
Gather a group of undergraduate students at your college and apply to be CS volunteers through Google igniteCS! You will have access to lesson plans and a free kit of materials to bring CS to kids in your community. Visit g.co/igniteCS to apply or email igniteCS@google.com for more information.

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.

Google Scholarships: Application window opening soon
Keep an eye on the Google Student Blog for the announcement of our scholarship applications this fall! Check out g.co/scholarships for the full list of programs and more information.

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

Human Allied Artificial Intelligence
Presented by Sriraam Natarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas Dallas
Monday, October 9 | 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM | LPSC 125

EVENTS

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 12:  Source Control I | KEC 1001
  • 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

ONAMI Science Entrepreneur Webinars
September 26 - October 25
ONAMI’s Fall Expert series of free webinars covering more advanced topics such as a behind the scenes look at investor due diligence, working with university licensing offices, a deep dive into early stage financials (by Susan Preston, who gave what was arguably the most outstanding workshop at the last NSF SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantees Conference), top legal mistakes and how to avoid them, and how NSF is building the nation's most important seed fund.

Breaking Barriers: Women in Engineering
Wednesday, October 11 | 5-7 pm | Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
The Asian & Pacific Cultural Center's 'Breaking Barriers: Women in Engineering' is a wonderful way to gain perspective on what it’s like to be a gender-minority in a male-dominant field of Engineering. Come hear guest panelists speak about their own experiences on this topic and spark conversation on how we can further break barriers for women in the Engineering field. Get ready to be inspired!

Google YouTube Live: Watch out for our fall series
Tune in to these live events for direct access to Googlers. Get your questions answered in real time all while learning about opportunities at Google and new developmental resources. RSVP here.

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.

Answering Interview Questions: “Why Should We Hire You?”
"Why should we hire you?” is a simple, yet vital, interview question that leaves many job hunters unravelled. So much is at stake based on your answer to this short, seemingly innocent question. A strong response could be the key to your dream job. Bearing that in mind, are you truly prepared to answer this crucial interview question? Career Experts

These Are the 2 Things Every College Graduate Needs on Their Resume
Now, as recent graduates start to send out resumes for the first time, two things will help new candidates stand out, according to new research. Excellent grades and lots of internships. Money

JOBS

Computer Science Tutor
Tutor in Python/ C/C++ wanted for high schooler with some foundation already in the above languages. Flexible time schedule (~ 2 hours a week).

Google Internships: Application window opening soon. Apply early!
Interested in exploring more roles and opportunities? Check out google.com/students!

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.

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.

Software Engineer - Ideal-Logic
Join a small team of hard-working, dedicated professionals providing an excellent custom software-as-a-service experience to a wide range of clients and industries. Help grow and develop Ideal-Logic’s engine and infrastructure; also use it to build, deliver, support, and sell Ideal-Logic custom applications. Implement integration projects with external systems via various APIs and techniques (generally using Perl to interact with REST APIs). Serve as backup hardware/software support for co-located Linux Ubuntu servers. Learn Ideal-Logic code base (Perl, C, Javascript). Work closely with CTO to grow and develop Ideal-Logic engine.

Google University Graduate Roles: Application window open now. Apply soon.
Interested in exploring more roles and opportunities? Check out google.com/students!

Instructor - OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The School of EECS invites applications for 9 month and 12 month full-time instructors for the Computer Science programs on campus and online. These appointments are fixed-term, non-tenure track, with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. Instructor needs to be able to teach in the following areas: Introductory Programming, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Operating Systems, Databases and theory-based courses (e.g. Data Structures and Algorithms).

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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