IN THE NEWS

A big idea and a Roomba motor
For the first big test of their wave energy converter, Alex Hagmüller ’09 and Max Ginsburg ’10 drove out to the Oregon coast on 4th of July weekend, 2012. In wetsuits from their OSU surfing class, they waded into chestdeep water and dropped the prototype’s anchor. Their device — made from a Roomba vacuum cleaner motor, five-gallon bucket, PVC pipe and an inner tube — bobbed up and down. A little LED light flashed, powered by wave action. The two met when they were assigned to be roommates at OSU. Strong friendship and individual strengths — Ginsburg in electrical engineering, Hagmüller in mechanical engineering — have made them a great team. Oregon Stater

The scholarship legacy of a one-of-a-kind secretary
Max Ginsburg ’10 is one of nearly 500 engineering students who have benefited to date from the Edith McDougall Scholarship, the legacy of a woman who spent her career as secretary to the head of OSU’s electrical engineering department. Oregon Stater

2017 Graduates - Beyond the Classroom
2017 Graduates Andy Garcia, Kaelan Rasmussen, McKay Lindsay, Shannon Ernst, and Hannah Marvin talk about their experiences at OSU outside the classroom. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Portland startup Cozy rescues itself by giving away its key product
Founded to provide online services for landlords, Cozy struggled to find property owners who would pay $9 a month for its core product, which screens prospective tenants and automates the collection of rent checks. So three years ago, Cozy started giving it away. A free offering is core to many tech companies' businesses, which use it as a gateway to real revenue. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Google Code Jam’s Kickstart: Join our online coding competition for students
Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Interested in developing your coding skills and getting acquainted with the Code Jam competition arena? If the answer is yes, then register today at g.co/codejamkickstart and participate in the North American Preferred round, Sunday, September 24. To learn more about the challenge, check out our informational video here.

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.

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.

ChickTech 2018 ACT-W National Conference
April 10-13, 2018 | Phoenix Arizona
Our main focus is to truly create a sense of community and offer engagement for all experience levels, diversity groups, and tech professionals. We are combining the benefits of our regional ACT-W Conferences to open it up to our thousands of ChickTech members! This conference is packed with motivating sessions, our largest career/exhibit fair, formal training, and tons of networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with WIT and professionals from every corner.

CS 446/546 – Networks in Computational Biology
MWF 1:00–1:50 PM | Weniger 201 | Fall 2017 | Instructor: Stephen Ramsey
Are you interested in computational biology?
Check out CS 446/519! In this course you will:

  • get to do a research project related to analyzing a large network
  • learn about tools for analyzing and modeling networks
  • use Python and R packages for data & network analysis
  • improve your skills in data science
  • learn about networks in biology – no biology background required

Non-CS students who are proficient in programming are welcome!

LGBT Engineering Conference
October 20-22 | Palo Alto, CA
LGBTQ Engineering student? You can attend the Out for Undergrad: Engineering Conference in Palo Alto. The due date for the priority round of applications is April 28, but applications will be accepted until May 14. Each year, we select a diverse class of top-performing LGBTQ students from around the country. We invite them to attend our industry-focused conferences: weekend-long summits where we work with LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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.

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: September 30.

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: September 30.

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: September 30.

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. 

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Exam – Kenneth Squire
Wednesday, September 13 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
Multi-Modal Biosensing with Diatom Photonic Crystal Biosilica
Major Advisor: Alan Wang; Committee: Li-Jing Cheng, Matthew Johnston, Gregory Rorrer; GCR: Karl Schilke

PhD Final Examination – Fan Zhou
Thursday, September 14 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
DC/AC Stability of In-Ga-Zn-O Thin-Film Transistors
Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Larry Cheng, John Conley, Alan Wang; GCR: Oksana Ostroverkhova

MS Final Examination – McKay Lindsay
Thursday, September 14 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1007
Co-planar Integration of Silicon Integrated Circuits and Microfluidic Networks for Biosensor Applications
Major Advisor: Matthew Johnston; Committee: Donald Heer, Larry Cheng; GCR: Yigit Menguc

MS Final Examination – Abhilash Raj
Friday, September 15 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | KEC 1114
A decade of Linux Kernel vulnerabilities, their mitigation and open problems
Major Advisor: Rakesh Bobba; Committee: Mike Rosulek, Kevin McGrath; GCR: Joseph Louis

EVENTS

Portland Mini Maker Faire
Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17 | 9:30am-5:30pm | OMSI, Portland, OR
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

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.

From Corvallis to Hollywood
Q&A with Ivan Williams '80 and Erika Williams '78
Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 4 TO 5 P.M. | LINC 268 | Free event, pizza included
The road from your undergraduate studies to your career may not be straight and narrow. Follow the story of two alumni, from the colleges of Engineering and Forestry, who went from buying movie tickets to making feature length films, television shows and musicals.

Ignite TAO: Southern Willamette Valley
Friday, September 29 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm | Symantec, Springfield, OR | TAO Members - $5; Non-Members - $5 (early-bird through Aug. 31); $10 (as of Sept. 1)
Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more. Ignite TAO: SWV will focus on topics around all kinds of tech. What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level?

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

How to Negotiate Salary: 6 Steps to Success
Negotiating your salary can be a scary task. However, if you don’t bite the bullet and give it a try, you’re not going to get the pay packet you want. Don’t ask, don’t get. So, where should you start? We’ve rounded up our top tips on how to negotiate salary to help you out. Career Experts

5 Questions to Ask When You're Interviewing for a Tech Job
When attempting to determine whether or not a particular tech role or organization matches your ambitions, you'll want to dig a little deeper. So, what exactly should you ask? Keep these five questions in your back pocket to impress your interviewer and better ascertain whether that open role is truly the right opportunity for you. The Muse

The Step-by-Step Guide to Your Post-College Resume
What’s the difference between applying for entry-level jobs and applying to part-time jobs and internships? Rest easy: Here’s a step-by-step guide to what your resume should look like when you're fresh out of school. The Muse

JOBS

Student Analyst/Programmer - OSU Graduate School
The Graduate School seeks a student to assist with development of business applications using the Salesforce platform. We are looking for a student who can make a long term (1-2 years) commitment at approximately 20 hours per week. Candidate must be interested in developing their professional skills – we will train as necessary – and be willing to commit to brief daily stand-up meetings.

Student Information Technology - OSU Academic Technologies
The Student Response System position within the Learning Platform Services team provides technical and operational support for OSU’s student response system (“clickers”). This position reports to the Instructional Technologist, product manager for OSU’s student response system and service. This position may also support other systems within the Learn@OregonState ecosystem, as time and resources allow: Canvas; Kaltura; accessibility tools; publisher platforms.

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

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

Intel Corporation seeking PhD candidates & recent PhD graduates
The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science and engineering Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors. The PTD Module & Integration Device Yield Engineer's role encompasses ownership of critical technology, enabling rapid miniaturization in the semiconductor industry and the mass production of integrated circuits. Engineers within the Portland Technology Development (PTD) organization at Intel participate in leading edge innovations in the development of the fabrication process and continue to overcome seemingly impossible barriers as tolerances and specifications for building best-in-class computing devices becomes increasingly rigorous.

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).

Information Technology Consultant - OSU Career Development Center
The Information Technology Consultant promotes and delivers the overall operation of the CDC information technology and services that includes oversight and maintenance of multiple software systems, webpage management, and IT computing and equipment support.

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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