September 6, 2011



US Big-Wigs Bemoan Lack Of Interest In Engineering

Intel CEO, Paul Otellini, the US Secretary for Energy and Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu, the Deans of Engineering at Georgia Tech, Purdue, Oregon State University and other assorted top-notchers are gathering in Portland, Oregon to talk about the student engineer shortage. Mannerisms


The bike commute challenge has started! Track your adherence to biking this month at: And, don't forget that September 22 is car-free day! If you're a car-commuter, maybe give our beautiful bike lanes, sidewalks and fare-less transit a try that day.

The Human Computer Interaction group is conducting a user study about online security and they need participants. Please see the information below and sign up if you’re interested!

  • What: User study of website privacy and security ratings. All OSU students can participate
  • How: Rate websites by answering a simple questionnaire. The expected study duration is 30 minutes. Your compensation would be $10.
  • Where: Kelly Engineering Center
  • Days: Aug 30 – Sep 4
  • When: 8 AM – 10 PM  (send e-mail to fix appointment)
  • Send e-mail to

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP). Offers undergraduate students across the United States research experiences at NASA Centers. Students may apply for a 10-week summer session or a 15-week spring or fall session. Selected students must be available to work 10 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week during the Summer or 15 consecutive weeks at 40 hours per week during Spring or Fall. Spring Session deadline is October 11, 2011. Details

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP). This ten-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory. Details

The Grace Hopper conference is being held in Portland this year, and this gives female students here a great opportunity. If you apply and get selected as a student volunteer, and can arrange a place to stay in Portland (eg with friends or relatives), you can go for free. Grace Hopper is a conference for women in computing. It covers both technical and social/personal topics for women in computing. Most people who have gone find it inspiring. It's also a great way to connect with women at all levels in computer science (from just-starting-out students to famous computer science folks in academia and industry), starting a network of friends who you might see again and again over the years, when you go to conferences or eventually go to work for a company.


Wednesday, September 7, 11am-1pm, KEC 1114. MS Final Oral Examination - Leena Zacharias. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Yevgeniy Kovchegov, Raviv Raich; GCR: David Hackleman. "An Adiabatic Approach to Analysis of Time Inhomogenous Markov Chains: A Queuing Policy Application." Details


The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities. The 3rd cycle of the scholarship program offers 5 $1,000 awards for college students who will be entering their third year at a 4-year, accredited college/university in California, Oregon, or Washington, or are a resident of those states. Scholarships are open to students majoring in math, sciences, engineering, or a related field. TRANSFER STUDENTS coming from a 2-year institution and attending a 4-year institution in Fall 2011 are also eligible to apply for the scholarship. The deadline for the 3rd cycle is October 31, 2011. Details


Recent job postings on Beaver JobNet

Students must apply through Beaver JobNet to access/apply for the postings. Using their onid accounts, students/alums can log in here: Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact

  • Applications Engineering Intern | Texas Instruments
  • Deployment Consultant - Enovia | Dassault Systemes
  • Design Engineering Intern | Texas Instruments
  • Product/Test Engineering Intern | Texas Instruments
  • Software Engineering Intern | Texas Instruments
  • Systems Engineering Intern | Texas Instruments
  • Computer IT Support | OSU College of Engineering
  • Software Design Asst/Robot Control | OSU College of Engineering
  • Student Shop Assistant | OSU College of Engineering
  • Design Engineer | Garmin
  • Software Engineer | Métier, Ltd.
  • Software Engineer | Vensi Inc
  • C++/Java Consultant Junior - International | PCO Innovation
  • Catia V5 Consultant Junior - International | PCO Innovation
  • Intern (Development) | Puppet Labs
  • Entry-Level Software Developer | The Waterman Group

Software Engineer, Rosen Aviation. Designs, implements, tests and supports software that meets organizational goals and requirements. Responsible for the successful implementation and control of all aspects of the software life cycle. Provides sustaining engineering support for released products. Details

Métier is recruiting entry-level software engineers. This position requires an entrepreneurial individual that thrives in an environment of fast change. Qualified candidates will work as an integral part of the Client Development Services team supporting a multitude of clients. The ideal candidate must be able to consistently meet product objectives and schedules. Individuals must be analytical, creative, detail-oriented, and self-motivated. Experience with .NET and other web-based tools desired. Candidates must also possess knowledge of the software development life cycle. Details

IT Student Positions, OSU University Administrative Business Center. IT student employees perform a large variety of work related to computer operations. Work at this level ranges from very basic which requires basic computer knowledge. More complex positions require increased knowledge and training. Some student IT positions relate to computer programming and students in these positions would assist computer programmers with special projects as needed. These projects range from basic to complex in nature. Details

Data & project coordinator (student position), OSU Business Affairs. This position will assist managers in OSU Business Affairs with database user analysis, helping document project tasks and progress, creating desk manuals for office procedures, and other process improvement or publications efforts. The Student Finance units in Business Affairs include billing, cashiering, account collections, and Perkins loans. The Process Improvement Team (PIT Crew) support Business Affairs with system security access and developing new ways of doing things. Details

Analyst Programmer, Enterprise Computing Services at Oregon State University. This position provides analysis and programming support for administrative information systems. This position functions within a team-based management environment. The incumbent will work with administrators and users through the processes of analysis, design, coding and testing to provide appropriate enhancements and maintenance for the SunGardHE Banner product suite as well as other software packages necessary to the business of higher education. Other projects may be assigned to this position to address the business needs within the Oregon University System. Details

Don't forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students. Sample jobs:


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