September 13, 2011



Oregon green chemistry center wins $20M grant

The Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, a collaboration between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, beat out teams from two other universities to win a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop greener chemical processes. Under the new grant, the center will expand the work that it has done in green chemistry, specifically the development of water-based processes that are of interest in electronics and renewable energy materials manufacturing. Sustainable Business Oregon, EurekAlert, The Oregonian

HP Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual HP Labs Innovation Research Awards

Assistant professor Patrick Chiang received an HP Labs Innovation Research Program (IRP) award. The awards are intended to provide financial support for a graduate student to assist the principal investigator in conducting a collaborative research project with HP Labs. The IRP 2011 call for proposals attracted 626 submissions from 525 researchers at 239 universities in more than 30 countries. This year, a total of 62 projects at 51 universities received funding. Yahoo!Finance

OSU engineering dean shifts to research role

Ron Adams, the dean of Oregon State University’s College of Engineering, will be the university’s first executive associate vice president for research. In the role, he’ll work to build more partnerships between the university and private industry to stimulate more research jobs and external grant dollars for OSU, along with more internship and employment opportunities for students. Adams begins the job Oct. 15. OSU soon will launch its search for a new College of Engineering dean. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Jen-Hsun Huang, Founder and CEO of NVIDIA, to Present SC11 Keynote

Jen-Hsun Huang, a seminal figure in visual and parallel computing, and NVIDIA’s co-founder, president and CEO, will deliver the SC11 keynote address at Seattle’s Washington State Convention and Trade Center. He will discuss the scientific milestones and challenges facing supercomputing designers as they pursue the advanced computational needs of the future. Huang holds a BSEE degree from Oregon State University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University. Business Wire

OSU students face housing scramble

This fall's freshman class of Oregon State University will be about the same as last year, but if those students haven't lined up on-campus housing, they're facing stiff competition for off-campus rentals.             Corvallis Gazette-Times


Are you interested in working with youth and helping to spread the excitement of science and engineering? Do you want to make an IMPACT?

This fall, Corvallis elementary schools will have an early release each Friday. The Boys and Girls Club is going to offer a Science/Engineering Friday activity at each of the local elementary schools for 3rd-5th graders from 3:15-4:30. If you have no classes on Fridays from 3-5pm, you may want to help!

Join us for training…learn how to facilitate science/math activities.

Training with precollege Programs and Boys & Girls Club:

Friday September 23 at 10AM-2PM. Lunch Provided! Room 211 Graf

Please RSVP at:

The SAO is excited to host their first ever TechIgnite on September 15 at the Mission Theater. Featuring fun and informative talks from local tech enthusiasts like you, we'll learn about nerdy tech from the Future of Geosocial Gaming, and Building an ePortfolio System for Nasa, to Using Ambient Intelligence Technology to Build Intelligent and Self Aware Applications. This event is free to attend but advance registration is encouraged. Be sure to arrive early, we have a special gift for the first 250 people in the door! Thursday, September 15 | 5:30pm -9:00pm, McMenamin's Mission Theater, Portland. Details

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.


Monday, September 12, 2-4pm, KEC 2057. MS Final Oral Examination – Arul Nambi Dhamodaran. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Bella Bose, Ben Lee; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee. "Fast Data Replenishment In Peer to Peer Networks." Details

Tuesday, September 13, 10am-12pm, KEC 4107. MS Final Oral Examination - Prashanth Ayyavu. Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Alex Groce, Ronald Metoyer; GCR: Richard Poppino. "Adding context and value to online security ratings by combining heuristics with community based ratings." Details

Wednesday, September 14, 1-3pm, KEC 1114. PhD Final Oral Examination - Hiroshi Nishida. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Bella Bose, Raviv Raich, Ben Lee; GCR: Peter Lachenbruch. "Optimal Load and Resource Balance in Internet Distributed Systems." Details

Friday, September 16, 10am-12pm, KEC 1007. MS Final Oral Examination – Chianna Alexander. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Annette von Jouanne, Alexandre Yokochi; GCR: Sourabh Apte. Wind Ramp Prediction. 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

  • CAReer - The Talent Program - Customer Application Engineer | Daimler Trucks North America
  • CAReer - The Talent Program - Engineering Project Planner | Daimler Trucks North America
  • CAReer - The Talent Program - Manufacturing Electrical Engineer | Daimler Trucks North America
  • CAReer - The Talent Program - Process Engineer | Daimler Trucks North America
  • Entry Level Software Developer/Customer Support Engineer | Selectron Technologies
  • Hardware Design Engineer | Grass Valley
  • IT Systems Analyst-SLP | Stanley Black & Decker
  • Software Developer Intern | Selectron Technologies
  • Software Engineer | BrightScope
  • S/W Development Engineer – EDA Tools | MENTOR GRAPHICS
  • Technical Consulting & Services | Microsoft
  • Web Developer |
  • Analog Design Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Applications Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • ASIC Design Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Audio Design Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Design Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Device Modeling Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • LCD and e-Paper Displays Applications Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Member of Technical Staff, EDA Engineering – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Member of Technical Staff, Quality – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Microcontroller Software Applications Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Process Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • PDV Quality Assurance Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Senior Process Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Technical Sales Account Manager – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Test and Design Engineer – New College Graduate | MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS (Oregon)
  • Deployment Consultant - Appliation Testing | Dassault Systemes
  • Knowledge Consultant | Dassault Systemes
  • Deployment Consultant - Enovia | Dassault Systemes
  • Environmental AmeriCorps Positions in the Sierra Nevada | Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps

Grass Valley has an immediate opening in our Beaverton Oregon facility for a Hardware Design Engineer. Emmy Award-winning Grass Valley ( is a world leader in digital broadcast technology, with its products touching more than 80 percent of the world's TV signals during production. Our company creates broadcast, television and film production systems, including video editors, servers, encoders, storage systems, cameras, production switchers, and routers. We are seeking a highly talented, innovative and motivated Hardware Design Engineer to join our engineering team to design, develop, and support products for professional broadcast applications. Details

Junior Protection and Control Engineer, GE Energy. The Junior Protection and Control Engineer is responsible for leading and coordinating technical aspects of substation protection and control projects. Responsible for design of protection schemes for industrial, balance of plant, and utility substation applications including one-lines, three-lines, DC schematics, and relay settings. Work with / lead a design team to develop panel and interconnect wiring as well as panel layouts and elevations. Provide performance based and economic evaluations, selection, application, settings, operational analysis, and maintenance practices of protection schemes and devices. Evaluate the interoperability, control features, and communication / protocol aspects of protective relays. Details

Software Engineer, BrightScope. BrightScope needs more exceptional developers to expand our stellar dev team and is hiring immediately. Are you someone who is tired of working for big technology companies where you are buried in layers of bureaucracy, wait months or years between software releases, or don't have any say in what you build? Do you want to get in on the ground floor of a rising data and analytics company? Responsibilities to include: developing and improving core business software assets and applications; helping develop critical parts of our analytics platform and client-facing applications, delivered via a SaaS model over the web; coordinating with the project team. Details

Wave Energy Ocean Test Facility Manager, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC), Oregon State University. The OTF Manager is responsible for developing NNMREC's ocean testing program. The OTF is to be the nation's first public full-scale facility of its kind for wave energy devices and is being developed in phases. Phase 1 includes on open ocean test site in Newport, Oregon intended for mid-to full-scale individual wave energy converter (WEC) tests. The site has been selected and permitting and site characterization are underway. Future phases include developing a grid-connected site via cable to shore. Details

Current job listings through CampusPoint. Details

  • Technical Illustrator, Sandy
  • Quality Technician - Electronics Engineering, Portland
  • MAC Software Engineer - Entry Level, Vancouver, WA
  • MAC Software Engineer - Junior Level, Vancouver, WA
  • C# Software Engineer, Beaverton
  • Project Manager, Beaverton
  • Research Associate & Software Sales Specialist, Portland
  • Software Support Rep - Online Bill Pay, Beaverton
  • Application Support Engineer, Portland
  • eCommerce Support Analyst, Hillsboro
  • Software Development Intern - Release Engineering, Hillsboro

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



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