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January 3, 2012

January 3, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The College of Engineering scholarship application for 2012-2013 is now OPEN and linked here: https://scholarship.ucsadm.oregonstate.edu/prod/app_login.php. Applications are DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. DO NOT miss the opportunity to get financial assistance with your studies this coming year!

IN THE NEWS

The Open Source Lab at Oregon State University

OSU Open Source Lab students Emily Dunham and Jordan Evans discuss their work at the lab and the opportunities their experience has opened for them academically and professionally. YouTube

Graduates in High Demand

When the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, millions of U.S. technology jobs were sent offshore. Enrollment in computer science degree programs decreased due to the perception that graduates would not be able to find employment in the states. In reality, however, demand for highly skilled technology designers and software engineers never really went away. College of Engineering

Culture of Excellence

Un-Ku Moon is no slouch — his outstanding achievements in electrical engineering have earned him top recognition in his field — but he would rather talk about how great his students are. One such student, Pavan Hanumolu, was so good that the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) decided to buck tradition and hire one of their own graduate students into a faculty position. College of Engineering

OPPORTUNITIES

Intel Innovators is a nationwide competition to inspire, discover and award the best game-changing ideas up to $100,000 every month. Intel has gathered an impressive panel of start-up and technology experts from Ron Conway’s SV Angel firm, seed investor Betaworks, and Intel Capital to evaluate submissions and select the most promising ideas. But only ideas with the most Facebook votes will get a shot at winning up to $100,000 — no strings attached. Round 3 submission deadline for ideas is 12:00pm EST on January 16, 2012. All entrants must be a legal resident of the U.S. between the ages of 18-24 and who reside in the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Details

The OSU Center for Civic Engagement is hosting several service projects on Saturday, January 14th as part of OSU's Martin Luther King, Jr. Weeklong Celebration. This is part of the 25th Annual MLK Day of Service. On Saturday, January 14th we will come together to honor Dr. King's life and legacy and help further his dream by serving our neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a strong communities. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in service projects throughout the morning at various nonprofits in Corvallis as well as in the large food collection project taking place in the afternoon from 1:00pm - 3:30pm. All transportation will be provided and all projects will meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Oregon State IGERT in Aging Sciences is an interdisciplinary traineeship that aims to develop a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists with the professional skills to shape the science, products, and policies that will optimize function and independence of older adults in our society. Armed with the conceptual frameworks and methodological tools to address critical questions, participants in Oregon State’s IGERT in Aging Sciences will be poised to catalyze the science of aging. Students from diverse fields including biology, computer science, human development, bioengineering, sociology, psychology, public health, and other social and behavioral sciences will benefit from this challenging program. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “Algorithms for Large-Scale Ecology and Environmental Policy” presented by Daniel Sheldon, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Thursday, January 19, 3–4 PM, COVELL 117 (MIME LIBRARY). “Computational Approaches to Hypothesis Testing in Neuromuscular Systems” presented by Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas, Director, Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California. (Note: this is NOT part of the EECS colloquium series.) Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, January 3, 2-4pm, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination - Hai-Yue Han. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Ean Amon, Roger Traylor; GCR: David Hackleman. “A Methodology to Enable Wind Farm Automatic Generation Control Participation Using Energy Storage Devices.” Details

Wednesday, January 4, 1-3pm, KEC 3114. MS Final Oral Examination – Jimson Lounsbury. Major Advisor: Thomas Plant; Committee: Alan Wang, William Hetherington; GCR: Brady Gibbons. “Distributed Temperature Sensing for Fuel Cells using Neodymium Doped Optical Fiber.” Details

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Research Opportunities in Miniature Robotics, University of Maryland. The Maryland Robotics Center, with support from the National Science Foundation, is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the area of miniature robotics. Miniature robots, defined as small robots with overall sizes between 1 mm and 100 mm have the potential to significantly enable or enhance capabilities in manufacturing, medicine, reconnaissance, exploration, food safety, and search and rescue. Because of their size, miniature robotics offer a truly interdisciplinary systems research challenge that encompasses mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, and computer science among other topics. Application deadline: February 15, 2012. Details

Engineering the Grid, North Carolina State University. NC State University at Raleigh, North Carolina hosts a 10-week summer research program for outstanding rising junior and senior undergraduate students. We offer research experiences to work on topics related to energy storage, semiconductor power electronics, electrical sub-systems, solar and photovoltaic systems, processing issues related to fabrication of solar arrays and semiconductor power devices, in addition to education. Under this program, undergraduates from other institutions work with faculty mentors and graduate students representing a variety of exciting research areas. The faculty team is multidisciplinary from different departments in the college of engineering, college of textiles, and physics. Application deadline: March 15, 2012. Details

Imaging in the Physical Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. The following application areas of imaging research within CIS create an array of research opportunities for undergraduate REU students: astrophysics, remote sensing, biomedical research, environmental science, vision science, nano-technology, materials science, color science, computer graphics, archaeology, and microelectronic engineering. Application deadline: February 15, 2012. Details

Research Experiences for Undergraduates on Smart UAV, Auburn Universit. Summer research opportunities on smart UAVs is an excellent opportunity to explore the exciting frontier of unmanned technology. Twelve students will be selected to participate at Auburn University. They will form four teams who will compete to design the best algorithms to autonomously fly 6 to 12 UAVs on a limited air field. The winning team will receive a cash prize. Application Deadline: March 2, 2012. Details

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Empirical Software Engineering (REU-ESE), University of Alabama. Available research projects share the theme of empirical software engineering and span several exciting areas of inquiry, including text retrieval based feature location, code clone evolution, software engineering techniques and tools for computational science & engineering, and open-source developer communities. Application Deadline: March 15, 2012. Details

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Trustable Computing Systems, University of Connecticut. Possible Research Projects include mobile phone security; secure operating systems and data storage; hardware security and trust; side-channel attacks and countermeasures; efficient implementations of cryptographic algorithms; cryptographic algorithms and modeling; secured, efficient, and reliable information processing in nanoelectronics. Application deadline: February 24, 2012. Details

MedIX: MEDical Informatics eXperiences in undergraduate research, DePaul University. Students will work as part of faculty-undergraduate teams on new problems ranging from traditional image processing (e.g. liver segmentation and computer-aided diagnosis, breast density assessment for cancer detection) to structured reporting and natural language processing of radiology reports, to workflow and process re-engineering to the application of data mining and ontology-based means for image annotation and markup (e.g. lung nodule detection and interpretation). Ultimately, each project has the long-term potential to increase the quality of healthcare available to people everywhere. Application deadline: March 1, 2012. Details

REUMass: A Summer Computing Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Areas include Mobile and Sensor Networks, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Learning Technologies, Robotics, Software Systems and Architecture and the application of computer techniques to Health and Safety, Dispute Resolution and Social Networks. Application Deadline: February 20, 2012. Details

Smart Energy and Smart Systems: Enabling the Future through Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University. REU students will participate in developing the next generation of prototype technologies, protocols and algorithms leveraging advances in intelligent signal processing, computation, microelectronics and nanoscale device synthesis. Electrical & computer engineering faculty members will serve as mentors for REU students. 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.

Support Engineer at Puppet Labs in Portland, OR. In this role, you will utilize your knowledge of Puppet to support our clients by assessing the nature of product or service issues and resolving their technical &/or complex support issues. You’ll engage our community, provide customer feedback to product management, assist with maintaining customer support systems, and act as a liaison between our customers and other internal teams. In addition, you’ll provide assistance as needed to our team of Professional Services Engineers who work onsite with our customers. Details

Puppet Labs occasionally hires paid Interns to support our technical teams. This is a great opportunity to work for a growing company, and gain solid experience in the industry. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is making powerful, enterprise-class IT management technologies accessible to companies of all sizes, enabling our customers to leverage their IT systems for competitive advantage and eliminate IT inefficiencies and outages. Details

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is presently recruiting engineering students to be a part of our student development program. The program’s goal is to provide meaningful engineering experience while the student is still enrolled in school and a full time position once the student graduates. Most students work during the summer months with opportunities to work during school if they choose to do so. Once accepted into the program, students are required to complete three rotations in different engineering workgroups. These rotational opportunities are usually done during successive summer breaks and are considered one of the keystone strengths of our program. Details

Broadcom is recruiting students with good analog/RF background for either a full-time position or an internship in Irvine, CA headquarters. This group is primarily responsible for developing high speed, high resolution ADC for different types application. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn

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

  • Internships & New Grad Job Opportunities with NVIDIA NVIDIA currently has new Internship, Co-Op, and New Graduate positions available in the following areas: Software, Hardware, Architecture, Systems and Applications, Technical Marketing, Information Technology. Applicants must be working toward a BS, MS, or PhD in EE, CS, CE, or a related field. Benefits include a competitive compensation plan, relocation, tuition reimbursement, 401K, and more. Click to view all opportunities and apply online.
  • AS/400 Personnel Agency, Inc. iSeries Programmer Analyst (Boise, ID); iSeries Programmer Analyst (Boise, ID)
  • Placeme Software Developer (Placeme - Private Diary App) (Silicon Valley, CA)
  • AT&T Professional Application/Product Support (Bothell, WA)
  • Cigital, Inc. Managing Consultant (Seattle, WA)
  • Con-way, Inc. Internal Auditor IT - Sr. (Portland, OR)
  • David Evans and Associates, Inc. Software Programmer 3 - Misc. Languages (Portland, OR)
  • Deloitte Consultant: SailPoint Identity & Access Management Speci (Seattle, WA); Consultant: Identity & Access Management CA r12 Speciali (Seattle, WA); Consultant: Oracle Identity & Access Management (OIM, OA (Seattle, WA)
  • Expedia Technology Lead (Voice and Customer Interaction Scripting) (Bellevue, WA); Manager, Software Development (Bellevue, WA); Shift Manager, Operations Center (Bellevue, WA)
  • F5 Networks Manager, Product Development - (JR14013) (Seattle, WA)
  • Hewlett-Packard Company Cloud Sales Solution Strategist (Teleworker) (Seattle, WA); Software Designer VI (Corvallis, OR); Software Designer II (Recent Graduate) (Corvallis, OR)
  • Hitachi Data Systems Technical Product Manager - Services Management Software (Bellevue, WA)
  • Infospace Intern - Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) (Bellevue, WA); Intern - Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) (Bellevue, WA)

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