EECS Weekly News - October 11, 2011

October 11, 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 Fall 2011, you should consult this page for guidance. You can find the application at: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/students/advising/proappFAQw.html

IN THE NEWS

Brainstorm: Explore the Genesis of Innovation: 12 Oregonians Changing Our World

SOME LITTLE GIRLS play “house.” Annette von Jouanne, at age 8, played “take it apart.” She plunged into her parents’ broken alarm clock, discovered a bad contact, cleaned off the oxidation, and put it, ticking, back on the shelf. Portland Monthly

Azuray introduces new generation of products to boost production from solar panels

Durham-based Azuray Technologies released two new products on Tuesday, Oct. 11, that boost the power produced from rooftop solar panels. Portland Tribune

OPPORTUNITIES

Engineering Awareness Week

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

Join us for club night, this Wed. @ 5 pm in the KEC Atrium. Find out more about what engineering clubs are doing, enter to win cool door prizes, and enjoy free pizza!! Brought to you by the members of:

  • IEEE– The world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology
  • HKN – Eta Kappa Nu - honor society
  • OSU LUG– OSU Linux Users Group
  • OSU RC– OSU Robotics Club
  • SHPE – Society for Hispanic Engineers
  • TBP – Tau Beta Pi – the Engineering Honor Society

Whether you are looking for a job or internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. You are invited to join us for the annual EECS-MIME Senior Dinner, which takes place on Wednesday Oct. 26 in the OSU Memorial Union Ballroom.

All EECS and MIME seniors are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. All companies attending the Senior Dinner recruit EECS and/or MIME majors, making it a great place to network with potential employers, learn more about different career options, ask questions about the job market, and get your resume out there. Register here: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2011

In the fall of each year, over six thousand student programmer teams compete in regional contests for a chance to advance to the World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The Pacific Region encompasses the Pacific Northwest US, Alaska, Hawaii, and British Columbia and attracts over eighty teams from over three dozen schools. The contest is held simultaneously at six separate sites. On November 5, 2011, the University of Oregon will again be one of the contest sites, hosted by UO Computer and Information Science and UO Information Services. Each team in the contest consists of three students. The contest runs for five hours, during which a team attempts to solve as many problems as possible. Contest problems are story problems, and the solution is a computer program that must produce output according to the input data and the requirements as stated in the problem. This output must be exactly correct and the program must execute quickly. Problems are typically "real world" computing tasks and often more difficult to solve than they appear. Details

Green Driver, Inc. is proud to announce our first annual programming contest!

We’ll provide details on the problem to be solved on Friday, November 18. You’ll have three days to solve it, and then your code will compete one-on-one against the other submissions. The total prize pool will be up to $7500: $1500 plus $50 for each participant. First place will receive 70% of the pool, and second and third will get 20% and 10%, respectively. The event is open to anyone currently living in Oregon. Sign up before the contest starts (noon on November 18), by sending an email to contest-register@imagreendriver.com with your name and mailing address. For more details go to www.imagreendriver.com/contest.php.

Monday, October 17, 9am-12pm, 1114 Kelley Engineering Center. Rigol Technologies will have test and measurement equipment set up for demonstration. This is a great opportunity for students/faculty to learn about and try Rigol equipment. Details

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.

EVENTS

Last May, OSU’s Global Formula Racing Team (GFR) swept the 2011 Formula SAE National Championship in Michigan. In August, the team prevailed at both the Formula Student Germany and Formula Student Austria competitions, making them the 2011 International Champions as well. Moreover, GFR’s international debut of their brand new electric car led to 3rd and 4th place finishes in the German and Austrian Formula Student Electric competitions—an amazing accomplishment for a first-time effort. The team has had quite a year and we think it's time to celebrate! In that spirit, please join us this Wednesday, Oct 12, 2:30–3:30 pm in the MIME courtyard, to honor GFR’s 2011 successes. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, October 17, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “Analog Impairments Correction of Quadrature Mixers in Stand Alone Receivers” presented by Radu Fetche, IC Design Engineer, Rohde and Schwarz USA. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium scholarships (OSGC) is pleased to provide undergraduates from our member colleges and universities opportunities to apply for scholarship awards that support their academic goals and recognize their achievements. Scholarships are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM education disciplines. Details

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Marathon Oil Corporation have partnered to provide financial resources to an outstanding African-American/Black, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American/Latino undergraduate students with scholarships of up to $15,000 and paid internship opportunities! This program is for students who will be entering the 2011-2012 academic year as a Sophomore or will be graduating in May or June of 2014. 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.

  • Materials/particle Scientist | Bend Research, Inc.
  • Engineering Management Trainee | BNSF Railway
  • Robotics Lab Support | OSU College of Engineering
  • Webpage and Design Assistant | OSU College of Engineering
  • Web Developer | LateralSports.com
  • Electrical Engineer II | BeginRight
  • S/W Development Engineer – EDA Tools | MENTOR GRAPHICS
  • Signal and Power Integrity Engineer | Xilinx
  • State Department Student Internship | FOREIGN SERVICE
  • Software Engineer | Vensi Inc
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 Western Ecology Division (WED) of the National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory of the Office of Research and Development at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking a student with a Bachelors degree, in computer programming, or a related discipline to provide services under a contractual agreement in support of development of a plug-in for the Envision simulation tool to read and execute Simile-defined models that would allow these models to be run as components of Envision-based alternative futures analyses. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

  • Software Engineer (Macintosh), Vancouver
  • Java Developer, Portland
  • Content Developer - Data Analysis and Research, Portland
  • Project Manager, Beaverton

Food Science is looking for a student who can make the finishing touches to an excel model that predicts economic parameters associated with artisan cheese making. Specifically we want to focus on user friendly input and output. If possible we would like to locate the student immediately. Requirements: must have completed CS352, the human-computer interaction (user interfaces) course. Details

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is anticipating the hire of 69 engineers in 2012 for their Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP). MDA is anticipating hiring 35 entry level engineers (all degree levels with degree prior to 31 Dec 2011) with a February 13, 2012 start date. MDA plans to hire 34 more entry level engineers with a start date in June 2012 (all degree levels with degree prior to 31 May 2012). We are currently assembling an entry-level team of college graduates to assist in developing and deploying one of the most challenging and advanced technological undertakings since the Manhattan Project. We currently have 250 participants in the MDCDP. The MDCDP is a fully paid, two-year developmental program that allows students possessing the degrees we need, to apply their talents to the unique challenges faced by MDA. You will earn a competitive salary and enjoy outstanding benefits while working alongside some of the brightest and most motivated thinkers of our time. Details

2012 will be another excellent hiring year for us here at Intel Corporation. Be sure to check out our Recruiting Events Calendar to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the Campus Events we will be attending across the US. We also want to invite you to submit your resume today. Details

Garmin produces the world’s top-selling GPS navigation and wireless communication products for aviation, marine, automotive, fitness and outdoor recreation customers. To make the coolest products, we need the best and brightest on our team. Here, it’s not “sink or swim”; you get a lot of support from more experienced professionals, who will build on skills you already have so you can create cool new products and accessories. Find out more about jobs and internships at Garmin at http://www8.garmin.com/careers/students.html

ANR Group Inc, a recruiting company based in Richland, Washington and is scheduled to attend the Career Fair on Thursday, October 27th. We have contracts with the Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office (DOE), Mission Support Alliance (MSA), Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), and Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to recruit students for their summer intern programs on the Department of Energy site (Hanford site) in Richland, WA. These intern programs allow students to obtain real world experience in their field of study and each intern is assigned a mentor that works with the student during the entire internship. In addition to gaining valuable experience, the interns are paid for the hours they work. Details

Intel Corporation is pleased to announce they will be hosting a Virtual Chat on October 19th, 2011 from 11am PST-1pm PST for Recent College Graduates and Interns. The focus of this chat is: Hardware validation at Intel: it's exciting, it's challenging and a job you should consider. Come see how several of our hiring managers got their start in validation and why they want YOU to consider roles on their teams. This will be your chance to have direct access to multiple hiring managers, ask questions and find out about real time opportunities here at Intel. Details

Adchemy as several open positions (both full time and internships) in Engineering and Research, list of openings: http://www.adchemy.com/careers/job-listings/. We are looking for passionate individuals with strong coding skills and good object oriented fundamentals. Since we deal with a lot of data, it would be a big plus to have knowledge of data mining and machine learning. Details

Engineering Student Worker, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. The Tanguay lab engineering group is looking for undergraduate student workers interested in the fields of engineering, electronics, computer science, and doing something that makes a difference! We are looking for applicants who are interested in much more than a normal "college" job. We are developing time-critical research tools that are used in the field to support policy and public health/safety decisions as well as expanding human understanding of the safety of chemical and nanomaterial based compounds used in consumer goods. Details

TSS Computer Support Help desk/Desktop, OSU University Administrative Business Center. Research, troubleshoot and answer computing questions with regard to hardware and software. Platforms: Windows XP Pro, Vista 7; Macintosh OS X. Software: MS Office, Internet applications (Email, Web browsers, FTP, HTML). Virus and spyware production, networking file management. Details

Orora Design Technologies, Inc. is a dynamic and  fast-growing startup company headquartered in Redmond, Washington. The company develops and markets industry-unique software products used by world-leading semiconductor companies for automating the design and verification of mixed-signal integrated circuits for computer, communication, consumer, automotive, aerospace, and defense electronics. The company is currently sponsored by DARPA and DTRA to develop technologies for secure microelectronics. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join in cutting-edge our DARPA/DTRA research and development project team, engaging in innovative research, software development, leading-edge circuit design, model development, field applications and customer support. Details

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

  • Intel Virtual Chat Event, 10/19 -Join Intel for the Virtual Chat on 10/19/11 from 11am PST-1pm PST for Recent College Graduates and Interns. The focus of this chat is Hardware validation at Intel: it’s exciting, it’s challenging and a job you should consider. Come see how several of our hiring managers got their start in validation and why they want YOU to consider roles on their teams. This will be your chance to have direct access to multiple hiring managers, ask questions and find out about opportunities.
  • Applied Predictive Technologies Associate Product Manager (Washington, DC); Lead Software Engineer (Washington, DC)
  • AS/400 Personnel Agency, Inc. iSeries Programmer Analyst (Boise, ID)
  • Experis: Formerly COMSYS Sr Project Manager SAP SD (Redmond, WA)
  • Intelius Oracle Business Intelligence Developer (Bellevue, WA); Senior Software Development Engineer - SRSDECS11C (Bellevue, WA); Software Development in Test Engineer (SDET) (Bellevue, WA)
  • John Deere Embedded Software Test Engineer - (Job Number: 50453366) (Dubuque, Iowa); Embedded Control Systems Engineer - (Job Number: 50449779) (Waterloo, Iowa); Part-Time Student - Engineering/Computer Science - Waterloo, IA - (Job Number: 50452904) (Waterloo, IA)
  • Raytheon Software Engineer (Tucson, AZ); Software Engineer I (Burlington, MA)
  • The Boeing Company System Support Engineer 1 (Tukwila, WA)
  • TripAdvisor Associate Engineer/HTML coder [Manhattan Beach, US] (Manhattan Beach, MA)
  • Verizon Wireless Mgr-IT (Bellevue, WA)
  • AES PHP Software Developer (Redmond, WA)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc Cloud Computing Consultant, Mid Job (Seattle, WA)
  • CAT Technology INC Desktop Technician (Everett, WA)
  • Coinstar Leader of Technology (Bellevue, WA); Leader of Technology (Bellevue, WA)
  • Deloitte Consultant: Identity & Access Management CA r12 Speciali (Seattle, WA); Consultant: Oracle Identity & Access Management (OIM, OA (Seattle, WA); Consultant: SailPoint Identity & Access Management Speci (Seattle, WA)
  • Employer Connector Lead VIP Technician -- Dublin Ireland #2 (Seattle, WA)
  • Ernst & YoungIT Risk & Assurance Experienced Staff- Seatlle (Seattle, WA)