January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012



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!


Citizen Scientists Key to Success for National Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey

A key annual event in the recovery of Bald Eagle populations takes place January 4-18, when hundreds of citizen scientists take to the field for the 34th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey. The American Eagle Foundation recently announced it will help enhance its web database and make it easier to interpret through a grant to the Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis. USGS


The IEEE Club is now seeking volunteers to staff the IEEE Store. Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Check the store calendar to see which hours this term volunteers are needed: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/ieee/web/store.php.

Volunteers Needed for OSU FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition. The OSU Robotics Club is hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition on Saturday, February 11th. We need your help to make this competition a success! There will be over 20 teams competing, and we need judges, referees, inspectors, time keepers, and more. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch on the day of the competition. To learn about the competition, different volunteer positions, and sign up, please visit http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/osurc/ftc/volunteer or email Taj Morton (mortont@onid.orst.edu) with questions.

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. Week 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


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

Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships:The Graduate School has announced the continuation of fellowship and scholarship opportunities to recruit outstanding students for graduate study at OSU. The target population is newly admitted doctoral students and newly admitted master’s students in research/creative degree programs where a Ph.D. degree does not exist at OSU. Program Directors or Department Heads/Chairs are invited to actively recruit students and submit up to three nominations for fellowships per graduate major to the 2012-13 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program and no more than one nomination per graduate major for the 2012-13 Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Program. Both domestic and international applicants will be considered. Submission deadline is Feb. 6. http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/ProvostDistinguishedGradAward_Form.pdf.

The National Solar Observatory (NSO) announces the availability of a limited number of summer research assistantships for well-qualified graduate students. The Observatory has two sites--one at Tucson, Arizona and the other at Sunspot, New Mexico--with facilities and ongoing research programs in solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, solar-stellar physics and instrumentation. Each summer intern will work on a specific research project in close collaboration with a scientific staff mentor at one of the two NSO sites. Research programs will emphasize data reduction and analysis, computer programming, instrumentation, or theoretical modeling. Details

The AT&T Labs Fellowship Program (ALFP) offers three-year fellowships to outstanding underrepresented minority and women students pursuing PhD studies in computing and communications-related fields. ALFP fellows are partnered with a technical staff member to serve as their mentor for the duration of the program. The program emphasizes personal interaction between the ALFP fellow and and their mentor. Students applying for AT&T Labs Fellowships must: (A) be seniors graduating in the current academic year or in their first or second year of graduate school; (B) be female or member of a minority underrepresented in science fields (Hispanic, African-American, or Native American); (C) be currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a graduate school program leading to a PhD; (D) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; and (E) be majoring in computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields. 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

Monday, January 23, 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 12, 10a-noon, KEC 3057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Todd Kulesza. Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Weng-Keen Wong, Alex Groce, Carlos Jensen; GCR: Maggie Niess. "An Explanation-Centric Approach for Personalizing Intelligent Agents." Details


Eco-Informatics Summer Institute, Oregon State University. EcoInformatics, the integration of mathematics, computer science, statistics, and engineering with the study and management of ecosystems, is an emerging science with a critical need for well-trained, interdisciplinary scientists. Develop skills in collaboration and gain hands-on experience in the beautiful old-growth forests and stream ecosystems of the mountains of Oregon. Work in teams to explore challenging natural resource management problems, extensive databases and complex ecosystem models, and new technologies for measuring ecosystems. Application deadline: February 17. Details

Cornell University National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), NAIC Arecibo Observatory Summer Student Program (Undergraduates). The Arecibo Observatory is the world's largest radio/radar telescope, with a 1,000-ft. diameter spherical reflector. Each summer, Arecibo Observatory hosts at least six students and one Puerto Rican teacher for 10 weeks. The students work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in atmospheric science, radio astronomy, or planetary radar astronomy. Students interested in electronic instrumentation or computer science are also encouraged to apply. Application deadline: February 1. Details

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science is pleased to offer an exciting Research Experience for Undergraduates site in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer systems, computational biology with funding from the National Science Foundation. The projects are intellectually stimulating and will give students an opportunity to meaningfully participate in current research. The program is open to US citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Application deadline: February 28. Details

HIT@UCA: Applied Research In Health Information, University of Central Arkansas. The students will have the opportunity to interact with computer scientists, medical physicists, and industry personnel. The students will be able to work alongside faculty and graduate students on cutting edge research in Computational Sciences related to Health Information Technology. Application deadline: April 10. Details

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT), University of California Santa Cruz. The 9-week research projects are in areas of IT-based Integrative System Design, including Sensor Systems, Assistive and Rehabilitative Systems, and Computer Systems. We are seeking domestic (citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions) undergraduates who are juniors or seniors in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, and related areas. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Experimental Research on Wireless Networking (ERWiN), University of Notre Dame. Students will work closely with researchers in the area of wireless networking and mobile computing. Major objectives of the program are to promote interest in experimental research on wireless networks and to develop the research skills of the students. Application deadline: March 9. Details

REU Program for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, University of Rhode Island. Digital Forensics is the application of forensic science techniques to the acquisition and analysis of evidence that exists in digital form (e.g. evidence found in files on hard drives, in emails, in network activity, etc). Cyber Security is the protection of computer systems and networks, and the information they hold, from attacks that deny service or inappropriately access information. The University of Rhode Island is a recognized leader in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security research. Application deadline: March 1. 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.

The Dynamic Robotics Lab is seeking aspiring roboticists to join our multidisciplinary team working to build walking and running robots. The optimal applicant has a focus in ME, EE, or CS but with some experience across those disciplines, and is interested and excited to take on challenging projects in a fast-paced, results-oriented research lab.  For ME students, having completed ME 250 is a plus. To inquire, please contact Jesse Grimes at grimesje@onid.orst.edu To learn more about the lab and its focus, please visit our website at http://mime.oregonstate.edu/research/drl/.

Part-time internship at Fiserv. Fluent in HTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP, Flash and Photoshop. Ability to follow protocol, work without direct supervision, learn quickly, and follow protocol. Achieves results in a single timeframe (important, if the position is a single day a week, for instance.) We would like them to start as soon as possible. Working hours are flexible as long as they are within working hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, preferrably Thursday and Friday for right now. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn

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

CampusPoint is having trouble finding appropriate talent for the following opportunities:

  • .Net Software Developer | Portland
  • Jr. Software Developer | Portland
  • C# Software Engineer (Front End Interface) | Beaverton
  • Hardware Engineer - GPU Development | Beaverton
  • Programmer I | Portland
  • Software Developer | Portland
  • MAC Software Engineer | Portland
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Junior) | Portland
  • Java Developer (Entry and Mid-Level) | Portland
  • Customer Service Engineer - Level II | Portland
  • Junior Solutions Architect | Portland
  • Systems Analyst | Portland
  • JAVA Developer | Camas, WA
  • Web Application Developer | Portland
  • Android Application Developer | Portland
  • Web Developer | Portland


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