IN THE NEWS

Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech’s Hot Prospects
Excitement about A.I. applications has turned 24-year-old Nvidia into one of the technology sector’s hottest companies. Its stock-market value has swelled more than sevenfold in the past two years, topping $100 billion, and its revenue jumped 56 percent in the most recent quarter. Driving the surge is Jen-Hsun Huang (BS EE, '84), an Nvidia founder and the company’s chief executive, whose strategic instincts, demanding personality and dark clothes prompt comparisons to Steve Jobs. The New York Times

Pushing boundaries—together
Engineering students and faculty are benefiting from recent donations of state-of-the-art testing equipment from Tektronix Inc., a leading global provider of test, measurement, and monitoring instrumentation based in Beaverton, Oregon. The Analog/Mixed Signal Lab is unique because it supports the work of nine professors and approximately 40 graduate students. Momentum

Open Source Lab - Student Experience
Bailey Singleton, Hannah Solorzano, Jerry Peng, Mohammed Eldebri, Tobias Hodges, and J J Frederick talk about their work and experiences in the Open Source Lab. EECS (video)

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Jive Software's new owner breaks up the business
Less than three months after Jive Software's sale, its new owners sold off one of its two core products. Texas-based Aurea on Tuesday sold the Jive-x social marketing product to a San Francisco company called Lithium Technologies. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

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

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.

Google Travel and Conference Grants
To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in computer science from attending leading tech conferences, we're excited to offer Google Travel and Conference Grants for selected conferences in Computer Science and related fields. Grants are available in North America for all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans). Upcoming deadlines for North America:

  • Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NIPS) 2017 (Deadline: September 10, 2017)

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Privacy Preserving User Profiling Using Net2Vec
Tuesday Sept. 5 | 11:00 AM | 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon
Dr. Roberto Gonzalez, Research Scientist, Networked Systems and Data Analytics Group NEC Europe Ltd., NEC Laboratories Europe
NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

GRADUATE EXAMS

MS Final Examination – Chenchen Wu
Tuesday, September 5 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | KEC 1007
The frequency and amplitude estimation of the fundamental frequency and harmonics of the three-phase power system
Major Advisor: Mario Magaña; Committee: Ted Brekken, Huaping Liu; GCR: Julie Tucker

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.

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

Let's Do Lunch: How to Prepare for a Job Interview Over a Meal
Preparing for an interview is nerve-wracking enough, let alone when your potential employer suggests it over a meal. What should you order? How will the conversation go? And how can you highlight your strengths and accomplishments while trying to maneuver a mouthful of chicken Piccata? The Muse

Connecting: Don't dismiss networking events
Most people dread and despise networking events because of the artificial settings and seemingly forced small talk. However, they can be incredibly valuable, efficient and effective venues for meeting and reconnecting with others. Go in prepared and utilize them to connect with people who you would like to meet but might not otherwise have access to. The Business Journals

3 interview mistakes you probably can't recover from
There were also some answers that were shockingly, unforgivably bad. I like to think you already know not to say any of these things, and so the point is for you to feel reassured that you steered clear of the memorable-for-the-wrong-reasons answers. USA Today College

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.

Student Information Technology - OSU College of Engineering
This position is responsible for maintaining the workstations of various engineering staff members, managing surplus inventory, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Info Technology Consultant - OSU College of Business
This position provides user support and consultative services to the college to ensure program problem resolution, system/data access and optimal system performance of technology-based systems. The Information Technology Consultant-1 assists users to develop or use applications and software packages that support the college’s mission areas. This individual works with the college’s Systems Administrator and Operating Systems/Network Analyst to support the technology needs of faculty, staff and students, with a focus on providing excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students.

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.

Analog/mixed-signal design openings at Apple
We are looking for talented engineers to work on analog/mixed-signal circuit design. Our mixed-signal circuits are at the heart of Apple SOCs.

Process Control Engineer - MLD Technologies
The Process Control Engineer is a member of the MLD Engineering Group, reporting to the company’s Engineering Manager. Core activities include the automation of computer controlled coating deposition process equipment and related metrology instruments, the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of coating process and performance data, and the support of networking assets needed to continue growing our enterprise. In addition, the Process Control Engineer works closely with the Thin-Film Coating Engineer, and supports Application Engineering, Program Management, and the Production Group with technical guidance on assigned projects.

Thin-Film Coating Engineer - MLD Technologies
The Thin-Film Coating Engineer is a member of the MLD Engineering Group, reporting to the company’s Engineering Manager. Core activities include multilayer coating design and analysis, substrate cleaning and deposition process development/qualification, post-coating inspection and data analysis, process documentation, and supervision of a junior-level process engineer and process technicians. In addition, the Thin-Film Coating Engineer works in close collaboration with the Engineering Group’s Process Control Engineer, and proactively supports Application Engineering, Program Management, and the Production Group’s with technical guidance on new and current projects.

iOS Software Engineer - Hestan Cue
To be successful in this role you should be passionate about building intuitive, visually engaging iOS experiences for a diverse user base. You should have experience writing production-quality Objective-C code and be able to point to examples of apps that you have worked on. If there is a new technology out there that could make our product better, you are eager to learn it and figure out how to apply it.

Mobile UI/UX Designer - Hestan Cue
While you will spend much of your time designing and perfecting the user experience and interaction in our mobile apps, you also realize that on a small team you will wear a lot of hats and work from initial storyboarding to pushing final pixels and everything in between. You should be prepared to present a portfolio of live apps running on Android and/or iOS. Furthermore, you should be able to discuss the design decisions you made, and those you wish you had made, and how they impacted the final product.

Android Software Engineer - Hestan Cue
To be successful in this role you should be passionate about building intuitive, visually engaging Android experiences for a diverse user base. You should have experience writing production-quality Java code and be able to point to examples of apps that you have worked on. If there is a new technology out there that could make our product better, you are eager to learn it and figure out how to apply it.

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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