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EECS Weekly News - October 4, 2011

October 4, 2011

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The College of Engineering professional application is available today through November 1 (at midnight) for Winter, 2012, admission. If you are a sophomore completing your final requirements for pro-school during the Fall, 2011, you should consult this page for guidance. You may find the application at: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/students/advising/proappFAQw.html

IN THE NEWS

Advance offers new opportunities in chemistry education, research

A new “solid state energy scale” developed by researchers at Oregon State University provides a new way to understand electronegativity, a fundamental but very important concept in chemistry. “This is a quantum leap forward in understanding basic tendencies in chemical bond formation,” said John Wager, a professor of electrical engineering at OSU. “We can now take a concept that college students struggle with and I could explain it to a kindergarten class.” PhysOrg.com

Following Footsteps

Picture a map that tracks people’s movements inside a space. J.K. Rowling did so in her fantastical Harry Potter books – her “Maurader’s Map” showed her protagonist the footsteps of people moving about the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Without the use of magic, three recent OSU graduates have created something similar — created a device that tracks individuals in an indoor space. Powered by Orange

OPPORTUNITIES

Engineering Awareness Week is next week (10/10-10/13). Come join fellow students, faculty, and staff and learn more about our unique majors...what courses are involved, what internships are available, what are the job possibilities? Details available at: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/news/story/2892

Oregon State University Robotics Club (OSURC)

Interested in building robots? Come find out how at the Robotics Club’s Kickoff Meeting on Wednesday, October 5th at 6pm in the KEC atrium. There will be information about Mars Rover, Underwater Robot, Swarm Robots and the Aerial Robot. We also encourage anyone who is interested in starting their own project to come join us. You can also learn to build your own robot with our new ORK kit and workshops throughout the year. If you have any questions or want to join our mailing list, email osurcofficers@engr.orst.edu Also go to our website for more information, http://oregonstate.edu/groups/osurc

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup competition is one of the world’s largest student technology competitions. The 2012 United States Imagine Cup competition has started and is bigger and better than ever. In 2012 the US is hosting its own Software Design, Game Design, and IT Challenge competitions in Redmond, WA, and the World Finals will be held in Sydney, Australia. In addition to travel, prize money, great PR, and a life-changing experience for your students, we have expanded the $25,000 departmental team sponsor prize to include both Software Design and Game Design (more details below) winners. Details

With its mission to build a stronger community of tech entrepreneurs in the Northwest, Portland Startup Weekend (#pdxsw) has announced details for its October event, taking place the 14th through the 16th at Urban Airship headquarters in Portland’s Pearl District. Portland Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event that inspires teams to create a minimum viable product - such as a web or mobile app - that can anchor a company. The aim is to create an environment where developers, designers and business developers can come together and build a product that can launch a startup. Details

Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel, is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. The inaugural competition will be held in May 2012 at Walt Disney World and will give teams the opportunity to win up to $10,000. Details

Concerned about academic success? Wish to consult someone about improving your grades, managing your time, or test preparation? Consider academic coaching!

Two places to seek coaching on campus:

College of Engineering Peer Coaching: Work with juniors and seniors who are engineering majors trained to work as your partner to clarify your academic goals and explore how your performance can be taken to the next level. For more information: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/students/coaching/

Academic Success Center: Well-trained peer coaches (from a variety of majors can help you achieve academic success. Start the term off right with a coaching appointment, where you will make a study plan and explore time management and study tips. Call 737-2272, stop by Waldo 102 or e-mail your phone number to osu.success.coach@gmail.com for a callback.

IEEE welcomes you all back to school and what a better way to get kick off the school year than with an awesome project with us! Build an “LED Throwie.” If you're not sure what a throwie is, be sure to check out this cool video: http://graffitiresearchlab.com/LED_throwies_WEB.mov

  • Where: Dearborn 120
  • When: Thursday, Oct 6 at 6:30pm
  • Cost: 2$ each or 5$ for three

At the Oct. 10 Corvallis Science Pub, two Oregon State University groups will describe their efforts to bring shelter and clean water to people in developing countries. Jordan Machtelinckx, emeritus president of OSU’s Engineers Without Borders chapter, will discuss the challenges of providing safe drinking water to rural communities in El Salvador and Kenya. Taylor Kavanaugh, a 2010 OSU engineering graduate and representative of Beavers Without Borders, will describe the group’s effort to build housing in Guatemala, Macedonia and other countries. Details

Education without Borders

Oregon State University has numerous options for internationalizing your college experience. Learn more about opportunities abroad at the following events and sessions during week 2 (Oct 3-7) of fall term:

Global Opportunities Fair – Thursday, October 6, 10am-2pm, MU Ballroom

International Degree and Education Abroad will be hosting its annual “Global Opportunities Fair” next week on Thursday. This is a great event to learn first-hand about the over 200 study abroad and over 120 global internship opportunities sponsored by OSU. Additionally, you can learn about the International Degree, a unique program designed to bring a truly global perspective to your existing major.  Prizes drawings and refreshments provided. Stop by between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, October 6 in the MU Ballroom to learn more about venturing abroad!

Engineers Go Abroad! – Friday, October 7, 4pm-5pm, 448 Snell Hall

Come to an information session about opportunities abroad specifically for engineering majors.  Learn about specific study abroad and internship possibilities, scholarships and strategies on making an international experience part of your education at OSU.

First Steps Meetings – M-F (every week of the term), 12pm and 4pm, 444 Snell Hall

If you are interested in an international experience (study, internship or earning a major in international studies), be sure to come to a “First Steps” meeting. Offered twice each day during the term, this meeting will serve as your guide to international opportunities through OSU. Once you attend, you can then meet individually with International Degree and Education Abroad advisors on how to match your academic and personal interests to an international experience!

Want to be on MTV? Are you looking to exercise more? Want to make the commitment to get in shape? MTV is looking for students to compete in the next season of mtvU’s “Student Bodies,” where two teams of two go head-to-head in a competition to get fit for the ultimate prize: an expense paid trip to Spring Break 2012! If you want to make a commitment to get into shape and kick some butt in this competition, we want to hear from you! Powered by Orange

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce its fall workshop and seminar topics as well as several important additions to its services and resources for academic year 2011-12. Fall quarter workshop/seminar topics include:

  • Writing and using student learning outcomes
  • Developing and using rubrics
  • Who are students today?
  • How are your students learning so far? Mid-term assessment strategies
  • Using PowerPoint in teaching and learning
  • Best practices for teaching hybrid (blended) courses: What the research tells us
  • Strategies for engaging students in the classroom
  • Syllabus design techniques

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, October 10, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “Smart Home Technologies” presented by Dr. Aaron S. Crandall, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was authorized by the United States Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, to be known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring for use during the academic year. The awards will be made on the basis of merit to two groups of students - those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the academic year - who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Details

JOBS

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: https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact Cheryl.L.Herring@oregonstate.edu.

  • Electrical Engineer II | BeginRight
  • Signal and Power Integrity Engineer | Xilinx
  • Software Engineer | Vensi Inc
  • Associate Project Analyst | Avanade Inc.
  • Solution Developer, Analyst | Avanade Inc.
  • Systems Engineer, Analyst | Avanade Inc.
  • Senior Systems Analyst | Oregon Employment Division
  • Software Developer (Entry-Level) | CampusPoint
Juniors/Seniors - Submit your resume

It’s that time of year again! Every year, the School of EECS makes up a resume book in the fall. The book will be distributed to companies like Cypress, ESI, EMC, Garmin, Google, HP, Intel, McAfee, PacifiCorp, PGE, etc. Deadline to submit your resume: Oct. 17.

*Any EECS undergrad looking for an internship or job (between now and June 2012)* should submit a resume to the EECS Senior Dinner resume book. Just visit: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2011/upload-resume

If you need help writing a resume, be sure to contact career.services@oregonstate.edu to set up an appointment ASAP: 541.737.4085.

These companies want to hire from Oregon State, so don’t miss out – upload your resume by Oct. 17 and get your resume in front of potential employers!

The Oregon Real Estate Agency is recruiting for an Information Systems Specialist 3. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The purpose of this position will be to assist in the operation, maintenance, and installation of information systems for the Agency, as well as, modify and enhance existing systems, and help users accomplish work and solve system problems. The primary focus of this position will be to provide customer service to users, specifically relating to software, hardware, and related data. Details

Ikanos Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of broadband access chip sets. The Analog / Mixed-signal department wants to expand its team of high-caliber designers. We are seeking individuals with strong analog design expertise in advanced CMOS technologies for state-of-the-art communication chips. Candidates should also have a good knowledge of analog and digital communication systems, and semiconductor device theory. Thorough knowledge of basic analog functions like band-gap references, op-amps, comparators, filters and data converters is a must. Knowledge of high-level simulation techniques is necessary. Details

The OSU Department of Horticulture is looking for an electrical engineering student with enough experience or expertise to help us construct a temperature-controlled box for insect trials. The objective of the trials is to determine the optimal temperature or preferred temperature of the insects whereby they are allowed to move freely between separate chambers. The box uses Peltier pads, a relay, a controller, and thermocouples to control seven different chamber temperatures relative to the ambient temperature in the cold room where it is located. The thermocouples are type-T, the relay is a standard URM. Details

Faculty Senate Web Developer (student), OSU University Administrative Business Center. Build and maintain code for dynamic web environment. Responsible for projects such as a secure online elections website, upkeep of a course review site. Using your creativity to develop solutions as needed to support activities of the Faculty Senate. Must be comfortable working on the front -end user interface code as well as working on the backend server processing. Participation in all aspects of software development projects is necessary, including design, schedule, development, unit testing and documentation. Details

Industrial Energy Efficiency Analyst, OSU Industrial Assessment Center. Tour regional manufacturing facilities, collect data and prepare engineering recommendations for industrial clients to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and increase profitability. The OSU Industrial Assessment Center is hiring Sophomore, Junior, and Senior engineering students with excellent technical aptitude, and a proven ability to apply themselves, learn new technologies, work independently, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Details

INTO OSU Pathways Peer Tutor, OSU University Administrative Business Center. Peer Tutors work for INTO OSU Pathways Program under the supervision of INTO OSU Learning Center. Tutors will function as academic tutors and American cultural ambassadors. Peer Tutors will assist international Pathways students in English skills (i.e. reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as, General skills (i.e. math, science, engineering and others) based on the tutor's skills. Will provide tutoring to Pathways students during Peer Tutoring evening hours at the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC), located on the main floor of OSU Library. Sessions are usually one hour in length. Work one-on-one tutoring students who have been referred by Pathways coordinators and/or instructors. Details

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

  • Location Labs has internships and full-time opportunities Location Labs based in Emeryville, California has recently published three exciting MBA Summer Internship programs for business development, product marketing and product management.
  • BayaSoft is Seeking Software Engineers & Entry-Level Associates BayaSoft, a privately held and self-funded software startup in Leominster, MA, is seeking software engineering candidates with Bachelor of Science or higher degrees in Computer Science. Highly motivated recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Excellent opportunity for growth and advancement!
  • Do you know where your friends are? Loopt does. Were Loopt. We were founded by a group of college friends, but weve grown into a dedicated team of passionate individuals focused on that common goal. We work hard, and we have a great time along the way-its what makes the product great! Weve come a long way since our birth. Explosive growth. Tons of users. Huge partnerships. Even some commercials along the way. But we still have a lot to do.
  • Commonwealth Software Commonwealth Software is hiring CS candidates who are currently in possession of their masters or PhD degree. This unique opportunity allows the ideal candidate to work remotely from any location in the US. This is a small operation; however, pay and structure are very flexible.
  • Ask.com is hiring in Oakland, California - Join the team today At Ask.com, we’re the #1 brand focused on answering questions. We answer the questions of over 227 million people worldwide across the Ask Networks. At Ask, we empower each individual to succeed, communicate their ideas, and take action. We are serious about creating & maintaining a great culture and are looking for great people to come join our team.
  • TRUECar joins California and DC in diminishing under-employed Americans Working at TrueCar is a challenging, exciting, energetic, rewarding experience in a fun and fast-paced decision making environment. Our offices are located in sunny Santa Monica, California, on Third Street Promenade just 2 blocks from the beach. We also have offices in San Francisco and positions based in our nation's capital. We recognize the greatest predictor of success for any startup is the team, and we hire accordingly. If you think you have what it takes, join us.
  • TechDemocracy Wants You! We strive to attract, retain and motivate talent with the core belief that people are our assets. If you are interested in to work in a dynamic, challenging and pulsating work place then this is the place for you. We are looking for individuals who are energetic, innovative, ambitious and self starters to be part of our success story. We are constantly in search of professional talent to fill multiple job positions across different business units and technical teams.
  • BECOME PART OF THE HI5 TEAM hi5 is among the top 10 largest online gaming web sites worldwide and the leading platform focused on social play. hi5 delivers a fun, interactive entertainment experience to millions of visitors worldwide by combining a robust social platform with premium content, including localized social games, virtual goods, avatars and more.
  • Seeking scientists, engineers and more in New York City A few of the areas in which we currently have particular needs are outlined below. We are generally less interested in hiring someone to fill a particular slot than in attracting extraordinarily capable individuals who are likely to make significant contributions to our efforts over the long term. We are open to considering unusually well-qualified applicants even if none of these particular positions seems like an immediate match. Learn more by checking out our opportunities and apply online!
  • Software Engineers apply now for positions in Seattle & DC Do you enjoy finding the most innovative way to overcome a process or technology obstacle? Do you thrive in an environment where everyone's ideas are respected and where knowledge sharing is actively encouraged? If so ATS could be a great fit for you.
  • Intel Hiring for New Grads and Interns -Intel offers a broad range of BS, MS and PhD opportunities in the following technical disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science. Full details on the types of roles Intel generally recruits for, hiring restrictions, locations of positions, and benefits/perks can be found by applying directly to the position that is the closest match to your interests.
  • Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) - Taking applicants from all over the US At APT, every employee has the opportunity to dive in, take ownership, and make their own mark on the company's development. With a powerful analytic software platform at its heart, APT is revolutionizing the way Fortune 500 companies think of developing their business strategy. APT provides an opportunity for unparalleled professional growth and an environment where you can make a difference. Applicants from across the US are encouraged to apply.
  • AS/400 Personnel Agency, Inc. iSeries Programmer Analyst (Boise, ID)
  • JRN Company UEFI BIOS SOFT ENG (Hillsboro, OR); UEFI SOFT ENG BIOS SOFT ENG (Hillsboro, OR)
  • Professional Technical Resources Sr. Project Manager (Fusion/Informatica) (Portland, OR)
  • Raytheon Systems Test - Systems Engineer I (Tucson, AZ)
  • The Boeing Company Software Engineer 1/2 (Kent, WA)
  • UCSF Survey Administrator Job Requisition#36458BR (San Francisco, CA)
  • 148792 Software Manager, Amazon Studios (Seattle, WA)
  • Amzur Technologies Mobile Testers (Seattle, WA)
  • Con-way, Inc. Category Sourcing Manager (Portland, OR)
  • Dell Dell Force10 Enterprise Technical Support Consultant (Seattle, WA); Software Develop/Eng (Deputy Technical Lead) (Seattle, WA); Dell Force10 Enterprise Technical Support Consultant (Seattle, WA)
  • EMC Technical Jedi (support - post sales, Technical Account Mana (Seattle, WA)
  • Employer Connector Lead VIP Technician -- Dublin Ireland (Seattle, WA)
  • Ernst & Young IT Risk & Assurance Manager-Seattle (Seattle, WA)
  • Estuate, Inc. Salesforce Program Manager (Bellevue, WA)
  • Everest Consultants Inc IT Reports Writer SSRS / Crystal (Bremerton, WA)
  • ExpediaProgram Manager II (engineering) (Bellevue, WA); Salesforce System Administrator (Bellevue, WA); Release Manager (Bellevue, WA)

 

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