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EECS Weekly News - February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We’ve had a few cancelations for Wednesday’s EECS & MIME Industry Reception. At the Reception you’ll learn more about who is hiring, what their organizations do, and what opportunities (internships/jobs) are available. It’s also a valuable place to network with people who might be helpful both now and in the future. We are expecting over 20 companies. No need to sign up – empty seats will be handed out first come, first served. So be on time if you can and come ready to network! Details

IN THE NEWS

Khronos Group Announces the KITE Initiative to Connect Industry to Education

The Khronos™ Group, an industry consortium creating open standards for the acceleration of graphics, parallel computing, dynamic media and sensor processing, today announced the launch of the KITE™ (Khronos Institute for Training and Education) Program. KITE is a community-based, cooperative effort between The Khronos Group organization, its individual members, and the worldwide educational community to encourage the wide availability of courses and a consistently high-level of quality in education regarding Khronos open standard APIs, such as OpenGL™ ES. Many of the original ideas about the formation and structure of KITE came from Khronos’ discussions with Professor Mike Bailey at Oregon State University. cnbc

OPPORTUNITIES

DISCOVERY CHANNEL SEEKING AMERICA’S TOP INVENTORS, MACHINISTS, AND ENGINEERS TO COMPETE FOR A HUGE GRAND PRIZE! The Discovery Channel is looking for America’s most creative and daring techies, machinists, inventors, and engineers to design, build, and BLAST their way to a grand prize on a new competition TV show called TOP ENGINEER. A handful of lucky men and women will be chosen to take on exciting challenges from various engineering filed a the state-of-the-art WET Design facilities in California. You MUST be able to design, build, test, and integrate an idea into a final product that WORKS. These will be fast-paced, hands-on, VISCERAL challenges! We are looking for visual effects experts, accomplished home shop machinists, contractors, and engineers with backgrounds in electrical, civil, structural, or mechanical engineering. If you have an outgoing personality and are ready to get your hands dirty for the chance to win a grand prize and the title of TOP ENGINEER, then we want to hear from you. APPLY BY MARCH 7, 2012. Details

Science and Engineering Fair judges needed. The regional Science and Engineering fair for high school and middle School students, held at Linn-Benton Community College on the 25th of February, needs your help. In the past, many OSU students and faculty have judged at this fair. Duties include: Judge up to 10 Middle-School student science and engineering projects; Help determine which of the projects will proceed to the state fair; Help determine which projects should receive one of several awards to be bestowed. To judge most Middle School projects, one needs a background in science and/or engineering generally found at the 1st or 2nd year college level. Details

EVENTS

You are invited to join Google for an IEEE Seminar on Feb. 23 @ 6 pm in KEC 1001. Refreshments will be served.

You are invited to join Micron for an IEEE Seminar  on Feb. 23 @ 5 pm in KEC 1003. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

Monday, February 27, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, Kelley 1007. Eigenmode-Based Modeling and Design of Small, Conformal Antennas for Next Generation Wireless Systems” presented by Jacob J. Adams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Details

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 9:40am - 11:00am, KEC 1007. “Algorithms for Scheduling and Large Data Analysis” presented by Ben Moseley, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Details

JOBS

The Engineering Career Fair is this Thursday, February 23rd, from 11am to 4pm at CH2M Hill Alumni Center. There will be a number of companies recruiting computer science majors. A few of these include Google, Intel, Huron Consulting Group, and Microsoft. Be sure to check out the Career Services Website for additional companies recruiting your major.

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.

BIOTRONIK and Micro Systems Engineering are technology driven companies focused on designing, manufacturing and selling the most sophisticated biomedical devices in the industry, including pacemakers and defibrillators  We are currently seeking talented engineers to join our organization within the areas of Electrical Engineering, Embedded / Firmware Engineering, ASIC Design, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering. If you possess a desire to improve the quality of life for patient’s living with cardiovascular disorders, we cordially invite you to attend our Information Session on February 23, 2012 immediately following the Engineering Career Fair. Pizza & beverages will be provided! Details

Microsoft Spring Events at OSU

  • MICROSOFT “OFFICE HOURS”
  • Swing by with your questions, your resume, and grab a snack!
  • When: Friday, February 24 | 10:00-2:00 pm
  • Where: Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1114 1007
  • ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  • When: Wednesday, March 14 & Thursday, March 15
  • How to apply: Drop your resume off at one of the above events, or apply at Microsoft.com/university

The Office of Admissions and University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) are looking for candidates to fill positions as TOUR and/or UHDS Ambassadors for the 2012-13 school year. U.S. News and World Report listed on-campus tour guide as the best college job to boost your resume. Ideal Candidates: have a wide range of OSU experiences; enjoy working with people; have public speaking skills; are outgoing; are self-motivated. Application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 24th. Details

Student Computer Consultant, Technology Support Services (TSS) | OSU University Administrative Business Center. Research, troubleshoot and answer computing questions with regard to hardware and software. Platforms: Windows XP Pro, Vista 7; Macintosh OS X. Software: MS Office (2007, 2010), Internet Applications (Email, Web Browsers, Telnet, FTP, HTML.) Miscellaneous: Virus and spyware production, networking file management. Enter all support requests into Helpdesk queue.  Answer support requests in a timely manner. Refer customers to proper support staff when issues cannot be resolved. Assist in keeping technical documents user-friendly and current. 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.

Jobs listed through LinkedIn

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

 

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