EECS Weekly News - February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

 

IN THE NEWS

‘Life and activity monitor’ provides portable, constant recording of vital signs

Researchers have developed a type of wearable, non-invasive electronic device that can monitor vital signs such as heart rate and respiration at the same time it records a person’s activity level, opening new opportunities for biomedical research, diagnostics and patient care. Science Daily, CNET, Science Codex, News-Medical.Net

KUDOS

Congratulations to Ken Hoshino (major advisor John Wager) for his Best Oral Presentation award for “Amorphous Oxide Semiconductor Thin-Film Transistor Stability,” given at the 8th International Thin-Film Transistor Conference in Lisbon, Portugal last month.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EECS & MIME Industry Reception, Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 - 7:45 pm, Kelley Engineering Center. Graduating this year? Looking for a summer internship? Now is the perfect time to start your search for the internship, summer job, or permanent job you have been looking for. Even if you are not graduating, this is a great chance to practice your networking skills, shake off those nerves, and learn more about companies (many of whom ARE hiring) so you can make a more informed decision when selecting an employer later on. Registration is required. Details

OPPORTUNITIES

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge, Intent to Submit DUE Feb 10. If you’ve got a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging “green economy,” and the desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge can provide just the platform you’ve been looking for. The grand prize is $10,000, and in all the EIC awards more than $27,500 to student teams. In the UW Challenge, interdisciplinary student teams define a cleantech problem, design and develop the solution, and produce both a prototype (proof of concept/computer simulation) and a 5-7 page business summary that demonstrates the market opportunity. Details

2012 Alternative Spring Break Trips: Saturday March 24th to Saturday March 31st. Opportunities include Yakima, Washington Urban Beautification & Poverty, Estimated Cost: $120; San Francisco, California Hunger & Homelessness, Estimated Cost: $350; Newport, Oregon Environmental Restoration, Estimated Cost: $240. Details

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 an Intel-sponsored Facebook platform and contest that showcases 18-24 year-old innovators with game-changing, technology-based ideas. Every month, Intel will award up to $100K to the best ideas based on support from members of the Facebook community and a live pitch where the top five innovators face-off for the prize money. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarships: The OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from older-than-average women students who are U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, age 30 or older who will be attending OSU full time in 2012-2013, while pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. (PhD and EdD candidates are not eligible.) The Committee also is accepting applications from high school seniors who will attend OSU in the fall and are graduating from a Benton County High School and /or live in Benton County. Applications are available at the Thrift Shop, 144 NW 2nd Street; high school counselor’s offices and online at http://oregonstate.edu/groups/osufolk. Deadline is March 19. For more information call 541-752-1096.

Society of Women Engineers Graduate Scholarships. Graduate scholarships are available only to students entering the first year of a master's degree program.Only women enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a graduate ABET-accredited engineering or computer science degree program or (b) the applicant is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a graduate computer science program at an ABET-approved school are eligible. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Society of Women Engineers Upperclass (Undergraduate) Student Scholarships. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Scholarships are available only to women students continuing in an engineering or computer science degree program. To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled in or has graduated in a baccalaureate ABET-accredited engineering or computer science degree program, or the applicant is accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate computer science program at an ABET-approved school. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: USA. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2011. Recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2012-2013 academic year. Details

Google Scholarships in North America - Now accepting applications. As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to advancing computing and technology, we are pleased to support the work of our partner organizations in providing scholarships to students studying computer science. Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year and will be invited to attend the all-expenses-paid annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicants’ academic background and their demonstrated passion for computer science. Details

  • Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities - Deadline: February 5, 2012
  • Google AISES Scholarship - Deadline: February 29, 2012
  • Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship - Deadline: March 1, 2012
  • Google UNCF Scholarship - US Application ; Canada Application - Deadline: March 18, 2012

Tau Beta Pi Scholarships. The program is designed for members of Tau Beta Pi who will be returning to college for the next academic year for full time undergraduate study. Those students who will be enrolled for two semesters, three quarters or two trimesters are eligible to apply for a $2,000 award. Those students enrolled for one semester, two quarters, or one trimester are eligible to apply for a $1,000 award. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, February 13, 9:40 AM - 11:00 AM, “KEC 1007. “Practical Abstractions for Dynamic and Parallel Software” presented by Umut A. Acar, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Details

Monday, February 13, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, Weniger 149. “Recognition and Characterization of Unstructured Environmental Sounds” presented by Selina Chu, Postdoctoral Associate, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Friday, February 24, 9:40am - 11:00am, KEC 1007. “Preserving data privacy in the big data era” presented by Yeye He, PhD candidate, Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Details

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

(For more information on undergraduate research opportunities, see http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/research/research-opportunities-undergraduates)

Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Research projects center around the creation, characterization and modeling of nanostructured materials for biological and energy applications. Discovering, designing, characterizing and applying nanomaterials are national research priorities because of the crucial importance of nanomaterials in solving the looming energy crisis, their growing application in medicine (in bio-mimetic and bio-compatible materials), and in post-silicon nanoelectronics. With such a wide range of project areas to choose from students will be assisted as needed in choosing a suitable project that matches their interests. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Bug Wars REU, Utah State University. Bug Wars is an REU site project that exposes students to research on software testing and AI planning through both competition and collaboration. The intellectual merit of this project includes creating new knowledge about user-session-based testing, model-based testing with AI planning, and the combination of these two techniques as applied to web applications. A novel feature of this REU is that it encourages both competition and collaboration. Application deadline: Thursday, March 1. 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.

Upcoming Events in Career Services

Looking for an internship or a job? It’s that time of year again - we are compiling our annual resume book and you can be a part of it! The book will be distributed to companies like Cypress, ESI, EMC, Garmin, Google, HP, Intel, McAfee, PacifiCorp, PGE, Veeva Systems, etc. If you will be looking for an internship or a job in the next 6 months, be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. Upload your resume by Feb. 15 and get your resume in front of potential employers! Details

STUDENT GRADER needed Spring term for CS 195 web authoring course. If you have 5 to 10 hours available each week (starting week 2 of the term), have an excellent work ethic, and have experience working with HTML and CSS, please contact pam.vanlonden@oregonstate.edu via email. Include a list of links to your web site work, describe your skill level, and note what hours you have available to work during week 10 through 11 of Spring term.

New Graduate Opportunities and internships, Intel. Please apply to one of the following positions for immediate consideration. Full details on the types of roles we generally recruit for, hiring restrictions, locations of positions, and benefits/perks can be found by applying directly to the position listed below that is the closest match to your interests. APPLY HERE:

Programmer, Tufts Medical Center. This posting is for a short-term employment (through October 2012), with longer term prospects contingent on the successful renewal of associated grants and contracts. The ideal candidate would have some (or all) of the following: experience developing User Interfaces (desktop and/or web); experience with open source software development; familiarity with the Python and R programming languages; and knowledge of web-programming. Additionally, the candidate must be proficient in at least one programming language, and have familiarity with software design principles. Finally, he or she must have the ability to learn new technologies/languages quickly. The successful applicant will assist with the development and maintenance of programs for which the Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) is currently responsible. Additionally, she or he will participate in the design and development of new programs to be developed. Finally, the candidate will occasionally implement algorithms developed for methods research projects carried out by the EPC. Details

Research Computer Scientist, Tufts Medical Center. This position is responsible for assisting in the design and development of the Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR) for data extracted from primary research publications during the course of conducting systematic reviews. The incumbent provides intellectual input into all phases of design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the SRDR. Additionally, the incumbent assists investigators with preparation of reports to funding agencies and fielding responses to requests for customer support. The incumbent works closely with the project investigators and other members of the development team in system design, construction, analysis, and testing.  Provides support and technical programming expertise to resolve complex issues related to the task order. Details

The Glumac Office in Corvallis is looking for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Students to work as interns in our office. Internships are generally for a 3 month duration. Depending on the project(s) worked, this may vary slightly. Generally, the work week is ~10 hours with a great degree of flexibility to work around school needs. The students education comes first. The work is paid. Potential interns must be passionate about sustainability and have an interest in the design of building systems. Passion around sustainability is to be demonstrated. Potential interns must at least be pro-school or graduate level students. Details

Internship, Power10 Rowing, LLC. Looking for a talented student that can develop software for an iPad or Droid Tablet. The software must be able to read at least 8 (up to 16) Bluetooth data streams (coming from each oar). The incoming data must be interpreted and represented in a comprehensible format, while the display reflects professionalism and ease of use. Details

Software engineers & developer interns - OpenSesame, a startup based in Portland, is looking for a few good people to help us rock the boat in the elearning industry. We have a great team and a friendly place to work where we enjoy the freedom to innovate with a variety of technologies in an exciting start-up environment. For more information and to apply, please visit www.OpenSesame.com.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Analyst, OSU Industrial Assessment Center. Tour regional manufacturing facilities, collect data and prepare engineering recommendations for industrial clients to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste, and increase profitability. The OSU Industrial Assessment Center is hiring Sophomore, Junior, and Senior engineering students with excellent technical aptitude, and a proven ability to apply themselves, learn new technologies, work independently, and complete assignments in a timely manner. This position offers the successful applicant a great opportunity for quality experience and professional development. Details

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