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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Participate in 2018 New Student Convocation
Tuesday, September 18 | 3:30 pm | Gill Coliseum
Convocation serves as the official induction into the OSU academic community and is designed to mirror many aspects of Commencement. Incoming first-year students will process to Gill, by college. At its heart, Convocation is about presenting our new students to the faculty of Oregon State University. If you have any specific questions in regards to this event or related to disability accommodations please contact New Student Programs & Family Outreach, (541) 737-7627, newstudents@oregonstate.edu.

IN THE NEWS

How Strong Is The Human-Robot Bond?
Kate Darling, robot ethicists from the MIT Media Lab, and Heather Knight, robotics researcher from Oregon State University, join Ira to talk about how we become attached to robots, and how this relationship can even influence our behavior. Science Friday

Leaks, petitions and tweets: How tech workers are starting to revolt
“I think it took a while for those of us who are computing professionals to lift our heads far enough above what we’re doing… to look at how our technologies are being applied or misapplied,” said Cherri M. Pancake, a computer science professor at Oregon State University and president of the Association of Computing Machinery, a trade group that claims a membership of 100,000 tech professionals worldwide at companies including Google. NBC News

OSU's Mars rover wins international competition
The Oregon State University Robotics Club designed, built and operated the Mars rover that won a 10-team, international competition in Canada. In the rover competition in Canada, the OSU students on the winning team were Nick McComb, Corwin Perren, Dylan Thrush, Ben Davidson, McKayla Meier, Anthony Grana, Mandy Kiger, Prathyoosha Chaya and Joseph Dieckmann. KTVZ

Garmin Women of Adventure: See Patricia Walsh First For Her Ability
Alumna Patricia Walsh (BS ECE '06) lost her sight at age 14. But she never lost her vision or her competitive drive. How does this Paralympian, engineer and competitive rower achieve the highest levels in sport and her profession? Just watch her. YouTube

Just days after 'retiring' from Intel, VP Doug Fisher joins former colleague at Lenovo
Senior Intel executive Doug Fisher (BS SEE '85), who "retired" Friday after 23 years at the chipmaker, is coming out of retirement already. The longtime Oregon executive got a new gig as a vice president at Chinese computer maker Lenovo, which recently hired two other top Intel executives. Fisher, 57, will be vice president and general manager of the solutions segment within Lenovo's data center group. The Oregonian

Revolutionary testing for food-supply safety and illicit drug use
New biosensors developed in his lab could transform how, and how often, we monitor food-borne contaminants. Alan Wang's twist on the technology pairs a method called thin-layer chromatography (TLC) with state-of-the-art portable Raman spectrometers, and he can pack the entire system onto a 1-inch by 4-inch glass slide. Wang calls it a lab-on-a-chip, and the key is diatomite. Momentum

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

America's Best Employers For New Graduates 2018
At a time when America’s new workforce entrants consider benefits like flexible work arrangements and career development opportunities to be just as important as hefty paychecks and big brand names, companies have had to compete more than ever before to attract and retain the top of the class. In doing so, some employers have stood out as top postgrad destinations. Forbes

Eugene’s fast-growing tech industry opens its doors to the public
Over the past year, nearly two dozen new tech companies have established roots in Eugene and Springfield. Job seekers, technology enthusiasts, students and people who are simply curious about local tech companies will get a chance to tour them on Sept. 20 at an event called Tech Tours. Similar in style to a traditional open house, tech companies will open their doors to the public. The event creates a unique opportunity to see the products, meet the people, and experience the culture behind greater Eugene’s fastest growing industry. Eugene Register-Guard

OPPORTUNITIES

Campus Analytics Challenge: Live Green and Live Happy
The Wells Fargo challenge will be launching in less than two weeks. One of Wells Fargo’s priorities is to promote environmental sustainability, which includes accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy. Taking individual actions can encourage collective responsibility to help achieve this. Using the data (which will be provided prior to launch), create a machine learning algorithm that minimizes carbon footprint for each customer while maintaining their total quality of life.

Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest
The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is a competition for developers, students, professionals and data scientists seeking innovative, breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Preference will be given for solutions developed on Microsoft AI Platform and services. The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is looking for AI solutions across all use cases. The top three ideas will each receive prizes (please see below for the prizes), plus an opportunity to present the idea with Microsoft on AI Lab. The Microsoft AI Challenge is accepting submissions between August 13th – October 12th, 2018. Individuals or teams are required to submit a working AI model, test dataset, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition.

ENGR 101 Design of Coffee
Register Today
The greatest sentence ever written in a syllabus: “A large part of this course will involve the consumption of coffee.” Yes, this is a real engineering course. Yes, this will earn you Oregon State credits. Enroll in ENGR 101 online through Oregon State Ecampus and become part of a hands-on learning environment where you’ll explore the different factors that contribute to the taste of coffee.

ASEE Video Contest
For ASEE’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, we are asking students to create a video that shows where engineering education will be in 25 years! Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit a 90-second video where you creatively explore these topics. The winning video will be shown at the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference in Tampa and the winning team (up to two people) will win a trip to the conference, along with $3000. Register by December 1 and submit by February 1.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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. Application 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. Application 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. Application deadline: September 30.

Scholarship program will send Portland women to technical conferences
PDX Women in Tech is kicking off a scholarship program to send members to conferences they otherwise might not be able to afford, an effort to improve diversity in an industry that remains overwhelmingly male. PDXWIT is offering to pay up to $2,500 to help finance attendees' trips. Applications are due by Oct. 31, with winners notified by December.

Symantec Fellowship
We will be offering multiple one-year fellowship awards for Ph.D. students pursuing innovative research with applications to security and privacy, using techniques from cryptography, systems, machine learning, human sciences, and other areas. The fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one year of the student's tuition 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 November 30, 2018.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Exam – Ashwaq Alsalmi
Friday, September 14 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm | KEC 1007
A Customizable Android Application to Make Learning Fun
Major Advisor: Jennifer Parham-Mocello; Committee: Mike Bailey, Carlos Jensen

EVENTS

2018 Bend Tech Tour
Monday, Sep 17 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Downtown Bend & Beyond | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Vancouver Tech Tour
Tuesday, Sept 18 | 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Vancouver, WA | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about the 350+ jobs available at these companies during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 7:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

2018 Tech Tours: PDX Talent Match
Wednesday, Sept 19 | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Portland | Job Seeker: FREE
The week of Tech Tours Technology Association of Oregon invites job seekers and tech companies to participate in PDX Talent Match, an exclusive hiring fair designed to initiate personal introductions between local talent and technology companies who are actively hiring in the Portland-Metro area. Interested job seekers should submit their information through the Talent Match: Job Seeker Resume Portal by Friday, August 31st. Should a job seeker be chosen by a participating company, TAO will forward along an invitation to attend the PDX Talent Match networking event. Submitting a resume through the Talent Match Job Seeker Resume Portal does not guarantee an invitation to the Talent Match Networking Event.

2018 Eugene Tech Tour
Thursday, Sept 20 | 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Eugene, OR | Individual Tourist: $10; Student Tourist: $5
Tourists will wind their way through the city to find out what cool technology host companies like are working on, experience their company culture, network with other tourists, and find out about jobs available in the fastest growing industry in Oregon during our second annual event. The event will culminate with a Tech Tour party at 8:00 pm with more networking and prizes.

The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Tuesday, October 23 | 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | LaSells Stewart Center | Free
OSU faculty and national experts will participate in this symposium and discuss the potential benefits, risks, ethics and uncertainties of the emerging technologies of artificial intelligence and robotics. These experts will contribute their insights into the potential for AI and robotics to transform agriculture, health care, natural resource management, transportation, arts and entertainment as well as consider possible impacts on jobs, the economy, our laws and privacy.

JOBS

Student Information Technology (Student Technician) - OSU Client Services
Members of the IS Service Desk are the first line of technical support for Community Network clients and students, staff & faculty at Oregon State University. Client Services is responsible for all aspects of IT support for its customers. Client Services is a diverse organization made up of 70+ student employees and 20 full-time staff working in several functional areas: Service Desk, Community Network, Campus Operators, Managed Communication Services, and Campus Labs.

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Application Deadline: Oct 15.

Student Tutor - OSU-Cascades
Specific areas desired are: College Algebra and Calculus, English Composition, General/Organic Chemistry, Biology/Biochemistry/Genetics, Statistics, and Physics. Tutor students in one-on-one and small group settings, enrich student understanding of time management and campus resources, and foster an atmosphere of fun and learning, serves as a role model to students, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner, and maintaining appropriate boundaries. Assist students with the development of study skills, teach study skills that assist students in preparation for course work. Mentor students in the areas of academics. Provide and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning and retaining material studied. Maintain accurate and timely records of student contact and maintain confidentiality.

Ecampus Tech - OSU Extended Campus
Course Development Student Worker works closely with various members of the Multimedia team of the Course Development and Training Unit of Ecampus to help with the process of creating and maintaining web multimedia resources for online courses through a variety of tasks. Evaluate and investigate web technologies, solutions, and vendors to create prototypes, and proofs-of-concept which could be used by the Multimedia team in courses and internal applications. Develop and maintain front-end web applications and services provided by the Multimedia team to Extended Campus.

EECS TA (CS 16X) (Pooled Posting)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

EECS TA (ECE 1XX/2XX) (ENGR 2XX) (Pooled Position)
This recruitment will be used to hire a number of part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week for undergraduate students) Student Support Services positions for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU. This position preforms a wide variety of work that supports the quality of education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the university. Positions may include activities such as mentoring, checking off work, holding office hours, helping with recitation, and/or helping with 2 hour labs with direct guidance from the supervisor.

MIME Student Information Support
Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance.

Student programmer/developer at Oregon State University
OSU Institutional Analytics & Reporting (IAR) team offers a unique opportunity for a student developer to work in a fast-paced environment to assist in further development of GRS which is the legacy OSU grant reporting system accessed by over 2,500 users. IAR is working on the development of new functionality for determining current and future funding status of grants. This is a production application intended for deployment to support Principal Investigators/researchers (PIs) and Co-PIs at OSU in fall 2018. Apply at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/61098.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement
This position will collaboratively design, develop, test, and maintain a customer relationship management system that increases the public’s access to and engagement with educational resources and information from the OSU Extension Service and Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE). Positions in the class of Analyst Programmer are primarily responsible at varying levels for the analysis, design, modification, testing, installation and maintenance of application programs, integrated systems, or software solutions including databases to meet user and organizational information needs at the system-wide, campus-wide, or individual unit level.

Watershed Characteristics Web-based Tool Development and Support - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA would like to develop web-based software applications that will allow for simple interactive queries, easy-to-use batch retrievals, and basic tools that could be used for data analysis. This would likely involve development and/or use of a server database and web services. This effort could make use of a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a candidate with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones, though knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript, and PHP is desirable.

Knowledge Engineering for Development of a Wildfire Water Quality App - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This opportunity is for a research participant with expertise in knowledge engineering that will contribute to the water quality app development. The research participant will communicate with clients and stakeholders to determine their needs and requirements and develop a knowledge base design and organization that meets these stakeholder requirements. Candidates should have a strong background in knowledge engineering and database development, including experience designing, creating and using SQL databases.

Software Development of a Wildfire Water Quality App - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This opportunity is for a research participant with experience in software development that will contribute to the app development. This would likely involve development and/or use of a server database and web services. This effort could make use of a variety of programming languages and platforms, so we are looking for a candidate with a broad range of skills and a willingness and desire to learn new ones, though knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript, and PHP is desirable.

Margaret Ingels Engineering Development Program
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the second industrial revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Today, we are the world’s leading aerospace supplier, maker of elevators and escalators, and developer of intelligent building systems. We need your help to build the smart city and air transportation systems for the next century. UTC’s Ingels Engineering Development Program is an entry-level rotational program for top engineering students around the world sponsored by the UTC Chief Technology Officer. You will be working with a passionate, diverse group of people who share a common ambition to change the world for the better. The goal of this two-year rotational program is to expose you to the immensely broad array of products and technologies that comprise UTC’s portfolio, put you on the front line of business-critical assignments to stretch your capabilities and build your real-world knowledge, and give you the opportunity to build some of the most complex and most impactful products that our society makes. Through this program, we seek to identify and prepare the next generation of top technical talent at UTC.

Analog Mixed-Signal Circuit Design Engineer - Ferric
As a Ferric Design Engineer, you contribute to building the most advanced cutting edge integrated voltage regulators, leveraging Ferric’s industry-leading on-chip inductor technology. These products have applications ranging from high-power modern SoCs to ultra-low power Mobile platforms including wearable devices.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Computer Science) - OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for one or more full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month Assistant, Associate, or Full professor positions in the Computer Science areas of databases, programming languages, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Anticipated start date is Fall 2019. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree in Computer Science or closely related field before the first day of employment. The successful candidate is expected to expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, and to perform duties related to teaching, student advising, and professional service.

 


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