October 25, 2011



Apply for Pro School

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


From the flames of Odyssey, the Phoenix rises to conquer

Following the explosion of their former car, Odyssey, this summer; Oregon State University’s Solar Vehicle Team continues to persevere through their personal trial by fire, to have their new vehicle, Phoenix, ready to compete in the American Solar Challenge in 2012. The Daily Barometer

Sustainable chemistry research center seeks next major step

Leaders of the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, an innovative partnership between universities, private industry and government agencies, announced plans to take their research to the next level at their phase-two kickoff workshop that began Monday at Oregon State University. Corvallis Gazette-Times


U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Student Leadership Conference

The U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) Student Leadership Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon on November 4-5, 2011. The regional leadership development conference programs will feature nationally prominent motivational speakers, team-building exercises, networking opportunities, and workshops on financial literacy, nutrition and healthy living, and advanced leadership skills development. Recruiters will provide information on graduate school scholarships, internships, and possible employment opportunities. The purpose is to prepare student leaders of college organizations to be more effective within their respective spheres of influence and to help them make good career choices; choices that are conducive to continued personal and professional growth, career advancement, and public service. Details

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $5,250.00 for Sophomores, $7,880.00 for Junior and Senior undergraduate students and $10,500.00 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs. Details

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

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.

Academic Coaching Available

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.


There are several IEEE Seminars coming up, so mark your calendars!

  • Sierra Pacific Industries @ Oct. 25 @ 6 pm, KEC 1003
  • Micron Technology @ Oct. 27 @ 5 pm, KEC 1001

Engineering Career Fair, Thursday, October 27, 11am - 4pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center. More than 100 companies plan to attend Thursday’s fair. For a list of which companies are attending the Career Fairs visit https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php. Details


Monday, October 31, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “CMOS Switched-Capacitor Circuits: Recent Advances in Bio-Medical and RF Applications” presented by David J. Allstot, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. Details


The National Capital Area Leadership Award was created by the OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) and alumni from the DC area to assist OSU students who are eager to experience life in our Nation’s capital. The ideal student applicant will intern in a congressional or judicial office, government agency, nonprofit organization or association, or private organization in the Washington, DC area. One $3,500 award is available for an undergraduate student in the 2011-2012 academic year. Details

In the spring of 2011, the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation will award scholarships to students who will be college juniors or seniors during the 2011-2012 academic year. In order to be considered for an award, students must be nominated by their institution. The scholarship award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of support. To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior and must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national, who will pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. 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: https://oregonstate-csm.symplicity.com/students/. Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact Cheryl.L.Herring@oregonstate.edu.

  • CAReer - The Talent Program - Vehicle Integration Engineer | Daimler Trucks North America
  • CAReer - The Talent Program - Safety & Compliance Engineer | Daimler Trucks North America
  • Electrical Engineer | Graphic Products, Inc.
  • Environmental Specialist #514 | J.R. SIMPLOT COMPANY
  • Materials Engineer | JOHNSON CONTROLS
  • ASP.NET Web Developer |Graphic Products, Inc.
  • Corporate Marketing Engineer (Embedded) | MENTOR GRAPHICS
  • Manufacturing Associate Program | Novellus Systems Inc
  • Technical Writer | MENTOR GRAPHICS
  • Product Designer | Nextdoor
Fall CAREER FAIRS are fast approaching... are you prepared?
  • When: Thursday, October 27th Engineering 11am - 4pm
  • Where: CH2M HILL Alumni Center (across from Reser)
  • Who: Check out the employers & organizations attending
  • Why: There are lots of reasons YOU should attend
    • Meet employers who are coming specifically to meet OSU students
    • Learn about current jobs and internships
    • Many employers fill their interview schedules at the Career Fair
    • Talk to employers about their fields and gain advice from “the inside”
    • Make professional connections in a fun and exciting environment

Join the OSU ASME section for an on-campus information session presented by Eaton Corporation. Eaton representatives will discuss what Eaton does as a company, what makes them an industry leader, and employment opportunities available this year. Eaton is a global technology leader in diversified power management solutions that make electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely and sustainably. Food and drink will be provided and all MIME and EECS students are invited to attend. Wednesday, October 27, 5 pm, Bexell 103.

Entry Level Technical Sales Opening @ SiFore. Looking to hire a new college grad for an entry level technical sales position. EE grad preferred but would consider any solidly technical degree. Typical requirements: 4 yr technical degree (could include students close to graduation); Good communication and written skills; Comfortable with technical sales (willing to call people they’ve never met and develop a relationship). Details

Software Development Opportunities at Epic. Be at a software company at the intersection of two dynamic fields: medicine and computer science. As a developer at Epic, you’ll directly impact the way 1 in 3 Americans receives healthcare – in fact, there’s a good chance your innovations will affect the life of someone close to you. You’ll push the boundaries in creating software to reduce medical errors, improve screening for diseases, and improve the quality of patient care. The software you’ll develop will be used by some of the world’s largest healthcare organizations and leading research institutions, including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford, and Yale. Details

Software design engineer, Grass Valley. The Server Engineering team is responsible for developing and maintaining K2 video Server products, Dyno replay and production products. Areas of responsibility includes disk storage systems, file systems, networking, video codes, audio codes, video recording and playback system, storage, and applications. Details

Software QA Engineer, Grass Valley. This position requires a hands-on engineer with experience testing end-user applications. Responsibilities: Configure and test applications in a video production/asset management environment; Work in an Agile environment with software developers to test features as they are being developed; Collaborate with product owners and software developers to define test specifications and workflows; Collect & analyze results, report issues to team; Become an expert user of products. Details

Connect with Intel’s Recruiter for OSU. What can I do at Intel? Is the work challenging? Can you be a part of something cool and groundbreaking? Join our recruiters to hear all about these things and learn about the tons of exciting opportunities for you at Intel.  Representatives will be on hand from our Software Solutions Group, Microprocessor Development Group, Mobile Wireless Group, Visual and Parallel Computing Group, Corporate Services, Sales and Marketing Group, and the PC Client Group. Please bring your resume. Thursday, Oct 27, 103 Memorial Union, 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Details

Adchemy has several open positions (both full time and internships) in Engineering and Research. 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

On November 1, 2011 the Missile Defense Agency will post on USA Jobs, an announcement of the intent to hire 35 entry level engineers, bachelor, master and PhD level to start work February 2012. If selected, they will enter the two year Missile Defense Career Development Program (MDCDP) The announcement will be open for one week to close on 7 November. The majority of the positions will be located in Huntsville AL. Details

Computer Helpdesk Coordinator, OSU Information Services - Technology Support Services. This position provides overall leadership for the OSU Computer Helpdesk (OCH), a unit within IS Technology Support Services (TSS), which supports all OSU students, staff, and faculty. The position will work with the IS leadership team to develop an integrated approach for supporting the computing needs of the OSU community. Details

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