January 17, 2012

January 17, 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 future of solar panels: thin, cheap, safe

A collaborative effort between Oregon State University researchers and Colorado's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has discovered a new material that could potentially be used to construct cheaper and safer solar panels. The Daily Barometer

OPPORTUNITIES

The Art of Leadership Student Conference: Our Generation Our Purpose. Saturday, February 18, 2012 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Oregon State University Memorial Union. We will spend the day exploring ways that our generation can develop leadership skills to carry into their lives after college. Just for attending the conference, 3 OSU students will each win a $1000 scholarship. Topics range from finding purpose in all realms of life to spirituality, civic engagement, and developing personal strengths. Oregon State computer science alumnus Alex Polvi, founder of Cloudkick, will deliver the closing keynote. The conference is FREE! Breakfast and lunch will be provided! Details

The College of Engineering Study Abroad Office will be hosting an informational/ promotional session for engineering students interested in international opportunities. Come learn about programs that offer engineering coursework, funding an international experience and how to fit study abroad into a tight academic schedule. Students who studied abroad in the past as well as international students from our partner universities will be available to answer specific questions. The format of the event is such that you can drop by anytime, it is not required to stay for the entire event.

  • Friday, January 20
  • 1:00 - 3:00 General Information
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Returned Students’ Panel
  • International Resource Center in the Memorial Union (adjacent to the MU Living Room)

2012 Nonprofit & Volunteering Expo, January 25, 1-4 pm, Memorial Union Ballroom. You will have the opportunity to listen to a keynote speak about the benefits of service, attend up to three breakout sessions on various topics related to nonprofits and service, and meet representatives from 60 different nonprofit organizations to learn about volunteering, internships, and employment opportunities throughout the state of Oregon. Details

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

TheWashBoard.org is a non-profit scholarship matching site free of advertisement. This resource will make it easier for students to efficiently find and apply for relevant scholarship opportunities. Free of cost for both students and providers, theWashBoard.org acts as a clearinghouse with vetted scholarship information and matches those seeking scholarship support with those looking to provide it. Details

C.E. Boucher Memorial Scholarship. This is a $3,000 scholarship to assist engineering students attending school in Washington or Oregon at the University of Washington, Washington State University, University of Oregon or Oregon State University. Details

Merle Travis Memorial Fund. Junior, senior, or graduate students enrolled and in good standing in the School of Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University are eligible for loans from the Merle Travis Memorial Fund. Maximum amount of money which may be loaned to any one student in one academic year is $6,000. Minimum amount is $1,000. Interest - 3% per annum. During the period the student is in school and for a grace period thereafter (approximately nine months) interest does not accrue. Details

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships provide support to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. In exchange for fellowship funding, all Boren Fellows must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement, which stipulates that an award recipient work in the Federal Government in a position with national security responsibilities. Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FERMILAB) Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) program focuses on giving opportunities in science and technology to undergraduate college students currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Internships are offered to students majoring in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. Application deadline: February 17, 2012. Details

National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program in Boulder, Colorado for students majoring in science, engineering, and mathematics. Applications for participation in the SURF NIST Boulder program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students or faculty. Interested students: contact the School of EECS at eecswww@engr.orst.edu. 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.

Equipment Development Engineer, Intel. In this position, you will be responsible for managing technical contracts and relationship with capital equipment supplier(s). Results will be demonstrated by developing equipment capability to support future package requirements. Responsibilities will cross technical and commercial domains with a Technology Development partnership. Details

The Black & Veatch Leadership Intern Experience goes beyond many traditional college internship programs. Our highly competitive, hands-on experience provides our interns with real-world engineering knowledge as well as a leadership and business curriculum. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to interact with Black & Veatch executives and professional engineers, many of whom are experts in their fields. This opportunity will further your technical abilities, develop your leadership capabilities, allow you to learn about consulting, and see the economic and human side of engineering. Details

The Dynamic Robotics Lab is seeking exceptional and motivated future engineers to work with our team. We are especially seeking people experienced with C/C++ and Linux, although activities may span software development, circuit design, or mechanical design, depending on your skill set. We are currently building three bipedal walking and running robots on a deadline, so applicants should be interested in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment. 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/.

New Student Programs & Family Outreach is now hiring 2012 START Leader and U-Engage Peer leader positions. Both positions allow you to work closely with new students and assist them with their transition to OSU.  Please check out both positions below. Details

U-Engage Peer Leader

U-Engage Peer Leaders work with a faculty member to coordinate a U-ENGAGE First-Year Experience course during Fall term. The U-Engage Leader position is not paid, but you can receive internship credit. Peer Leaders are also required to take a Spring Quarter training course.

START Leader

START Leaders work throughout the summer assisting with OSU?s orientation, advising, and registration program: START. START Leaders also have the opportunity to participate in CONNECT programs. START Leaders are required to take a Spring Quarter training course. This position is a paid position, with pay beginning during the summer.

The Collaboration Technologies team at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center is looking for a summer intern. Our research is focused on enhancing the effectiveness and productivity of human counterintelligence analysts by building user interfaces and visualizations that enable analysts to better detect and identify activities that are precursors to malicious insider threats. Summer interns have the opportunity to help define a research topic, develop and conduct a research plan, and author a paper for submission to a top conference or journal. Possible topics for summer projects include interfaces for mining patterns in event streams, interfaces for large-scale graph extraction and filtering, and novel visualizations of large-scale graphs. Candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Details

The John Bardeen Engineering Fellowship is designed to provide entry-level opportunities for outstanding engineering graduates who are interested in working in a cutting-edge research environment. Fermilab provides opportunities in the fields of electrical, electronics, radio frequency systems, power distribution, superconducting magnets, mechanical, material science, cryogenic, and civil engineering. This Fellowship is a full-time permanent position at Fermilab without term limit. Applicants must be recipients of a Masters or PhD degree in engineering from an accredited institution and apply within one year of graduation or completion of a first postdoctoral position. Details

Representatives from Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. will be on campus Thursday, January 19th, 6:00pm-7:00pm in Weniger 151 to speak with interested engineering undergraduates and graduating seniors about co-op, intern and professional intern positions beginning in the summer of 2012. Our interns investigate and develop solutions to issues with immediate importance and benefit to the company’s current initiatives and goals. Interns work directly with senior level employees in environmental, project engineering, production, maintenance and process control and optimization groups. We will be serving pizza and other refreshments, so bring your appetite. Bring your resume and come prepared to discuss your interests! Details

Analyst Programmer, Network Services, Open Source Programming at Oregon State University (OSU). The purpose of this position is to lead, architect, design, test, and deploy software for various OSL projects. Additional responsibilities include the design of development architectures, documentation of development processes, assessing and coordinating resource requirements, and assuring quality in all finished products. This position is responsible for a large percentage of the development and implementation of applications in support of the Open Source Lab and other Open Source communities. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn

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