EECS Weekly News - April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012

 

IN THE NEWS

Four OSU researchers receive CAREER awards

The CAREER award is the agency’s most prestigious award for new faculty members, and provides funding to recognize and support the early career development activities of academic leaders of the future. Patrick Chiang, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering investigates circuit and system-level techniques to improve the energy efficiency of advanced electronics, with such applications as wearable sensors that can provide continuous biological monitoring to improve healthy aging. OSU news release

Graduate Students Aim to Protect Internet Privacy

Social media is a trend that continues to grow and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. And so is the content that you post on social media sites. Sean McGregor, Balaji Athreya and Jesse Hostetler, all graduate students at OSU, are working to protect your privacy and security on the Internet. EECS

Innovative Research Course Attracts Top Undergraduate Students

Twenty students from around the country gave up their spring breaks to participate in a one-week class on artificial intelligence research at Oregon State University. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the goal of this novel course, Monte Carlo Methods in Artificial Intelligence, was to get undergraduate computer science students interested in research. Life@OSU, EECS

OPPORTUNITIES

Academic Jump-Start Workshop: Getting your term started right!

Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Batcheller 045
Ready to hit the ground running this quarter? The Academic Jump-Start Workshop (presented by the COE academic coaching staff) will give you tools to coordinate your schedule, budget your time, and organize your class materials. This is an interactive workshop and will take place in the computer lab. Bring your spring schedule, course syllabi, planner, or other materials you'll need to jump start your term! Open to all engineering students. Details

Upsilon Pi Epsilon initiation ceremony

We are pleased to invite you to witness the 2012 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honors Society initiation ceremony. This year we are welcoming 11 new members! The event will be held in KEC 1007 at 5pm on April 11.

Volunteer at the 2012 Engineering Expo

This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 18th. The College of Engineering needs student and staff volunteers to help out on May 17th and May 18th with setting-up and tearing-down, giving guided tours and managing info booths. Volunteer for 2+ hours and receive a free T-shirt! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: http://engr.oregonstate.edu/wme/volunteer/volviewevent.php

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Historically, the program has brought together over 4,500 students with over 300 open source projects, to create millions of lines of code. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older on or before April 23 to be eligible; and accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of April 23 in 2012. Student Application Deadline: April 6. Details

Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience

Intel is pleased to announce a special program being launched during the Summer of 2012 geared to support undergraduates exploring engineering education. IUEE is a six-week, hands-on, technical engineering experience packed with cool and exciting activities to show you the impact engineering has in the world and how far a career in engineering can take you. You will build a robot, develop an app, and act like entrepreneurs to create and develop solutions to improve people’s lives. There will be competitions with cool prizes to the winning teams. This exciting opportunity is one you won’t want to miss! You and 60 other local freshman and sophomore students are in for one awesome experience. Upon completion of the program, you will earn up to $2,000 (tax protected) towards your tuition/books for next term! You will also receive a $1,000 (tax protected) stipend at the beginning of the program to offset some of the costs associated with transportation, meals, etc. Registration Deadline: April 20, 2012. Details

Financial Planning Presentation

Wednesday, April 11, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, KEC 1001. Establishing a Foundation to Financial Independence presented by James Fox, Financial Advisor, Finity Group, LLC. Primary Presentation Focus: Prioritizing your financial needs; The three methods of diversifying a financial plan. Details

Anita Borg Institute opens scholarship applications for the 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology announced today that scholarship applications are now being accepted for the  2012  Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, which brings together women from all aspects of computer science and engineering. This year’s conference will be held October 3-6, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. The deadline for scholarship applications is May 15, 2012. Full scholarships cover conference registration, lodging for four nights, and travel expense reimbursement. Partial scholarships are also available. While the largest portion of scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, junior faculty and members of non-governmental organizations and non-profits are also eligible to apply. Details

AfterCollege 2012 Student Insight Survey

AfterCollege is conducting its annual student survey to gauge confidence in the economy, and find out which resources are most important for finding employment. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey, and you can enter to win a complimentary career coaching program from Priority Candidates, Inc., a $250 value. This program includes two one-on-one coaching sessions with Lesley Mitler, President of Priority Candidates, and will help prepare you to launch your professional career.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday, April 5, 3:30 pm, 220 Deschutes, University of Oregon. “A Framework for the Self-aware Management of Goals and Constraints in Modern Computing Systems” presented by Henry Hoffmann MIT, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Note: this is NOT part of the EECS colloqium series. Details

Friday, April 6, 9:00 - 10:00 AM, Kelley 1007. “Big data and power grids, learning from the former in order to sustain the future of the latter” presented by Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, University of Vermont. Details

Monday, April 9, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, Weniger 149. “Keeping Track of the World's Bad Guys” presented by Jim de Broekert. Details

JOBS

OSU Career Services would like to invite you to our 2012 Spring Career Fair! Here are the basics:

  • Who: Oregon State University Career Services, Students, Alumni, & YOU
  • What: Spring Career Fair
  • When: Registration is NOW OPEN - booths are assigned by the order of registration received & confirmed, so we encourage you to register today!
    The fair will take place Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - all majors (including engineering)
  • Where: The Career fair will be in the CH2M Alumni Center in Corvallis, OR
  • Why: We encourage you to participate and indicate positions you are currently hiring such as internships, part-time, and full-time positions
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.

Software Quality Associate, Cambia Health. Assists team members in one or more of the following: Design and write formal test plans and test specifications to address unit, system and integration testing. Execute detailed test procedures, manual or automatic, designed to validate application functional requirements. Ensure that software requirements are verifiable and quantifiable. Writes test plans and build test cases with direct involvement from business customers. Creates and maintains automated test scripts. Details

Developer Associate Prem Tech, Cambia Health. Assists team members in one or more of the following: Develops efficient and maintainable program code. Develops efficient and effective program and system solutions in solving simple business problems. Provides consulting support for IT and Business partners by researching, identifying and resolving technical programming problems. Works on compensating for personal limits in both technical and professional soft skills. Meets established deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality.  Develops simple programs and systems in support of business processes and objectives. Prepares system test plans, test criteria, and test data. Details

Computer Scientist, Department of the Navy, Naval Education and Training Command. Discover a civilian career with the U.S. Department of the Navy that is filled with possibilities and be a part of something that makes a difference for you, the country, and the world. Individuals will be placed in the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP). The NADP is a structured management-training program including formal education, diverse rotational assignments, extensive on-the-job training, and graduate tuition assistance that is tailored to various acquisition career fields for up to three years. These positions are located throughout the U.S. **Please note - apply for this job opening April 4 - April 6.** Details

Cambia Health Solutions is hosting an information session designed to share more about Cambia’s mission, who we are and what we do. We will also be promoting two new positions: Software Quality Associates and Developer Associates. Free dinner from Local Boyz Restaurant provided to the first 50 guests. Interviews will be conducted on campus during the third week of April. Details

Analyst Programmer position for the Department of Facilities Services, Oregon State University. The Analyst Programmer is responsible for building, monitoring, and managing applications, databases, interfaces and software. Provides effective and timely support of departmental applications and manages long-term development projects. This Limited Duration position will work collaboratively with OSU's Campus Planning & Development staff, Facilities' Specialized Application Support team, and other staff working to ensure the efforts are in alignment with data structure changes and the current CMMS system. Details

Analyst Programmer, Information Services - Media Services, Central Web Services, Oregon State University. Reporting jointly to the Associate Director and the Web Architect, the purpose of this Analyst/Programmer level three position is to provide support to the OSU campus in the area of enterprise wide java portal application development and design. The position is required to follow and operate under a set of development standards and processes and take technical direction from the Web Architect. Additional responsibilities include technical support for finished projects, quality testing, research new methods and technologies to improve the development environment and quality of commissioned projects, and document all procedures and operations as outlined by CWS Standards. Details

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTERN, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska. Under the supervision of Park IT Specialist, you will provide network, technology, end users support and general administrative support to the staff in Kennecott and HQ. Late in the season you will help support overall IT projects, including web development, vb scripting, and new hardware project installation. Details

Multi-Media Intern, Student Sustainability Initiative. The Multimedia Intern will be responsible for promoting the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) through the creation and publication of multimedia materials (e.g. photos, videos, etc.) He or she will work with the Visibility Coordinator, SSI staff, volunteers, OSU faculty and staff, and Corvallis community members to make sure these activities are successful. Details

Student Web Developer, OSU Valley Library. The OSU Libraries, Emerging Technologies and Services Department has one position open for a student worker Web Developer. The main responsibilities of the position include: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP; Drupal development; Content updating; Assisting Library staff with web updates/maintenance/troubleshooting as needed. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

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