November 8, 2011



Candle app used at Jobs’ vigil developed by OSU transfer student

An Oregon State University student has developed an iPhone application that has received more than 800,000 downloads since April 2011. Computer Science student Marty Ulrich, 22, developed the Free Candle application while working in a Los Angeles-based design and development company, Poets Road. The Daily Barometer

Software intern takes flight at SpaceX

When Taj Morton, a senior in computer science, was interviewed for a summer 2011 internship at SpaceX, the company examined his skills and qualifications as if he were applying for a full-time job. As it turned out, his exceptional performance on the flight software development team earned Morton a full-time job offer from the company. College of Engineering


Willamette Innovators Night 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2pm to 9pm, LaSells Stewart Center & CH2M HILL Alumni Center. You are invited to join fellow innovators from around the region in an evening of networking and collaboration. See examples of cutting-edge research, commercialization efforts from Oregon State University and exhibits from over 50 leading businesses within the area. Don’t miss this insightful evening featuring industry leading speakers and success stories from the region’s star entrepreneurs. Be there for a breakout session on prototyping innovation, “Prototype to Production; Without the Pitfalls” by Scott Schroeder, President of MegaTech of Oregon. Also join Ben Berry, CEO of AirShip Technologies Group, as he demonstrates his prototype AirShip VTOL UAV. Details

Graduate/Professional School Panel

Thursday, November 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1001. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the application process, as well as the factors they should consider when deciding to attend graduate or professional school. This session is open to all majors and interest areas. **Panelists from BOTH graduate and professional schools will be represented. Details

IEEE Build Club Event- LASERS!

Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30pm, Dearborn 120. Cost: $5 per kit. Build your own laser pointer.


Wednesday, Nov 9, 6:00–7:00 PM, Dearborn 118. New Product Commercialization & Business Development presented by Jake VanderZanden, President, ICS, Senior Vice President, New Product Development, Blount International, Inc. In this presentation, Mr. VanderZanden shares his expertise in product commercialization, strategic/marketing vision, financial value delivery, and team building in both start-up businesses and corporate operations. Check this out for first-hand experiences from someone who knows! Details

Join MathWorks for free a seminar on Technical Computing with MATLAB, Wednesday, November 16th, Kearney Hall, Room # 312. 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration and sign-in. Walk-ins are welcome. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Seminar. Attend this seminar to find out how you can use MATLAB and its add-on products to develop algorithms, visualize and analyze data, and perform numeric computation. MathWorks engineers will provide an overview of MATLAB through live demonstrations, examples, and user testimonials, showing how you can use MATLAB and related toolboxes. Details


Friday, November 11, 3-5pm, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination - Qadeer Khan. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Gabor Temes, Kartikeya Mayaram, Ted Brekken; GCR: Sourabh Apte. “Digitally Assisted Control Techniques for High Performance Switching DC-DC Converters.” Details


Thursday, November 10, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. NOTE: THIS IS NOT PART OF THE EECS COLLOQUIUM SERIES. “Internet Routing Anomaly Monitoring and Detection” presented by Jun Li, University of Oregon. Details

Monday, November 14, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “Slow Light Enhanced Nano-Photonic Devices for Optical Communication and Sensing” presented by Alan X. Wang, Assistant Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details


The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Scholarships program provide highly qualified individuals with an opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master’s degree program at a German university. Graduate study scholarships are granted for one academic year (10 months) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students completing a full degree program in Germany. Graduating seniors (fourth-year students in Canada) graduate students, and recent graduates who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees no longer than six years before the application deadline are welcome to apply. Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply. 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

  • Technical Consulting & Services | microsoft
  • Design Engineer, Entry | NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR
  • Design Engineering Internship | NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR
  • Applications Development Intern | FEI Company
  • Software Engineer - New Grad | Facebook
  • Software Engineer, Intern/Co-op | Facebook
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 2012 | University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
  • Web Developer (ASP.Net / C# / CMS) | Grey Ghost Studio, LLC
  • Electrical Engineer Student Intern | Daimler Trucks North America
  • Process, Product, or Test Development Engineering Internship | Pepperl + Fuchs, Singapore SSA Global
  • Associate Software Engineer in Test – Java / Automation | Veeva Systems
  • Associate QA Engineer | Veeva Systems
  • Associate Software Engineer - CRM / Mobile Products | Veeva Systems
  • Associate Software Engineer – Java | Veeva Systems
  • C++/Java Consultant Junior - International | PCO Innovation
  • Catia V5 Consultant Junior - International | PCO Innovation
  • ProEngineer Consultant Junior -International | PCO Innovation
  • R & D Engineer | Synopsys
  • Entry Level Software Developer | The Waterman Group

Jobs available through CampusPoint:

We are in need of an Electrical Engineer (Junior or Senior) who is looking for a job at OSU under Dr. Tanguay (Environmental & Molecular Toxicology). We are building a heart beat monitoring system for zebrafish. The engineer should understand basic circuit analysis and design. We are looking for individuals as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter and resume to

HSS Analog Circuit Design Engineer, IBM. The position requires the ability to develop very high data rate serdes cores using analog circuit design techniques and RF analysis. Responsibilities include the design of analog and some high speed custom digital circuits for High Speed Serial IO Interfaces in ASIC applications. Knowledge in using low power and low noise design techniques, simulation and optimization, signal integrity including chip, package and backplane components, model to hardware correlation and characterization is desired. Details

Data Manager, Klamath Bird Observatory. KBO is currently seeking a Data Manager to lead the Informatics program which provides technical and human resources for effective data input, management, and access in support of KBO programs. We are working to increase capacity for effective informatics that meets organizational and programmatic needs. The primary responsibilities of this position are development and management of a series of databases and an avian data center. Details

Student Test Engineer, OSU Business Solutions Group. The BSG is a complete resource for quality assurance of network technologies, provides students with an on-campus internship experience, and functions as a test platform for the deployment of new technology for the College of Business. In this position, students have an opportunity to learn technical skills and get hands on experience with some of the newest Computer Networking and Software Development technologies before they’ve entered the marketplace. Details

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) department at OSU invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Linux Administrator position. The Linux Administrator is a position within the COSINe Team. This individual is responsible for providing IT support services, including planning, analysis, development, implementation, management, modification and support of solutions to meet the specialized IT needs for the College of Science (COS). The person in this role oversees and participates in administration of back-end servers. Details

Analyst Programmer, Extended Campus (ECampus), Oregon State University. The E-learning Developer and Project Manager provides web and course development, project management, and multimedia support for PNE. This position works with members of the PNE team, faculty, administrators and other clients to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources. This position works within the PNE team and others within Outreach & Engagement to design and assemble the programming and media necessary to build an e-learning course or web-based instructional resource. Details

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



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