KUDOS

Professor Martin Erwig's new book, ‘Once upon an algorithm: How stories explain computing,’ was recently published and has been the best selling algorithm book at Amazon for the past month. Erwig was invited to give a talk at the prestigious Chatham House in London on September 4th.

IN THE NEWS

35 Best Online Computer Science Degrees for 2017
Oregon State University was ranked first in the nation for online bachelor's degrees in computer science by College Choice. The rankings are based on academic reputation, credit hour cost, retention rate (which is an indicator of student satisfaction), and average early salary of graduates from the respective programs. College Choice

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Want a Robot to Walk Like You? Don't Expect It to Look Human
Take, for instance, a robot called Cassie from Agility Robotics (developed at Oregon State University). It’s a highly evolved biped, walking and balancing seemingly with ease. But behind Cassie is a mountain of physics and engineering. Wired

Intel, Waymo disclose longtime secret partnership on self-driving cars
Turns out Waymo, the Google-run autonomous car company with the most road miles, has been using Intel Corp. chips this whole time. Waymo’s newest vehicles, the self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans, feature Intel-based technologies for sensor processing, general compute and connectivity, and deploying full autonomy in city conditions. Waymo's self-driving platform uses a suite of Intel-based technologies including scaleable Xeon processors for compute, Intel Arria to accelerate image analytics and Intel’s Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions. Portland Business Journal

Qorvo plans Hillsboro job cuts; timing and scale unclear
Communications chipmaker Qorvo told employees last week that it plans to eliminate an unspecified number of jobs to improve the company's cost structure. Qorvo's headquarters are in North Carolina, but it employs around 1,000 at a factory and administrative office in Hillsboro. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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 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 Examination – Meng Meng
Friday, September 22 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | KEC 1007
Implementation Techniques for Variational Data Structures
Major Advisor: Eric Walkingshaw; Committee: Martin Erwig, Amir Nayyeri; GCR: Kyle Niemeyer

EVENTS

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.

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.

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?

DevOps BootCamp Fall Kickoff 2017
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM - Saturday, November 4, 3:00 PM | KEC 1001 & 1003
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

5 do's for modern business etiquette
Rosanne Thomas, founder and president of Protocol Advisors Inc. and author of Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette, provides her top 5 do’s for modern business etiquette. The Business Journals

6 Emotional-Intelligence Job Skills Everyone Will Need in the Next Few Years
So what skills can you acquire to protect your employability in the future? Surprisingly, they're not related to a specific position or industry but are grounded in emotional intelligence. Here are some of the top skills that can never be automated or outsourced. Inc.

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!

Silicon Labs is hiring mixed-signal MS/PHD
We have openings for several mixed-signal engineers at the MS or PHD level.

Mobile Developer - PixaMed
As a member of the Pixamed Software Engineering team, you'll work closely with other team members, as well as our Product and UX departments, to build WOW-worthy mobile applications. In particular, you will also help us iterate and improve our Apple iphone/ipad products, work with our Marketing team to bring automation to health care provider work flow and, in general, using your strong knowledge of mobile technologies to create fantastic user experiences. This position is in the Product and Engineering Department, and reports to the Software Development Manager.

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:

PolytechnicPositions
Faculty and research positions in engineering and technology, ranging from senior executive roles through to academic posts and research related positions, from polytechnic universities worldwide. Sample job openings:

 


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