EECS Weekly News - April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The College of Engineering professional school application for Fall 2012, is now open and available at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/content/applying-engineering-professional-program. The professional school application is due on July 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Please make sure you read the Fall 2012 Frequently Asked Questions regarding pro-school admission linked on the page above. If you have questions regarding the pro-school admission process, please contact your academic advisor or email askengineering@oregonstate.edu.

IN THE NEWS

A Privacy Manifesto in Code: What If Your Emails Never Went to Gmail and Twitter Couldn't See Your Tweets?

A new tool under development by Oregon State computer scientists could radically alter the way that communications work on the web. Privly is a sort of manifesto-in-code, a working argument for a more private, less permanent Internet. The Atlantic, TweakTown (blog), Digital Trends

KUDOS

Todd Kulesza, Simone Stumpf, Margaret Burnett, and Irwin Kwan were awarded best paper award honorable mention at the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems their paper, “Tell Me More? The Effects of Mental Model Soundness on Personalizing an Intelligent Agent.” The paper is a user study exploring the effects of mental model soundness on end users personalizing an intelligent agent. Can help designers understand the impact of providing structural information about intelligent agents.

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Garmin Seminar

Tuesday, April 10, 5-6pm, KEC 1007. Come find out about Garmin AT! Garmin is hiring and is a dynamic local company based in Salem Oregon! There will be Pizza. Bring your resume.

SEMINAR: MAXLINEAR – AN OVERVIEW

Friday, April 13, 1 – 1:50 pm, KEC 1001. MaxLinear has openings for mixed-signal interns and permanent positions – see attached. Stop by to learn more about what MaxLinear does, who they are and what they do. **Please note this is a Seminar. No Colloquium credit will be given.** Details

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

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, April 16, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1011. “Performance Limiting Imperfections in Silicon Carbide Based Transistors” presented by Patrick Lenahan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Society of Women Engineers Reentry/Non-Traditional Scholarships. These scholarships are for a reentry or nontraditional student, in any year of engineering school, including graduate school. The student must have been out of school and the engineering or technology workforce for a minimum of two years prior to beginning the current course of study. The student is not required to have prior engineering experience or education. Recipients may be entering any undergraduate or graduate year, including doctoral programs, as full- or part-time students. There is no minimum GPA requirement for students entering their first year of reentry. 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.

The Missile Defense Agency currently has an announcement on www.USAJobs.gov for 30 entry level engineers with degrees conferred prior to 30 Jun 12. All disciplines of engineering are sought for this very formalized program. The program is designed to prepare selectees for non-competitive appointment to the Missile Defense Agency at the full performance level upon successful completion of the program. This is a fully paid (with full benefits) position where each selectee has an individualized development plan, a supervisor and a mentor. At the end of this year we will have several hundred recent graduates in this program. Details

SMILE is hiring OSU students to become camp staff for our Elementary Outdoor Science Adventure Camp at the Oregon 4-H Center. The camp has two sessions: April 29-May 1 and May 1st through May 5th. We will be hiring between 7-10 residential staff to help teach, lead students in team-building and community activities, supervise students especially in over-night cabins, and support their excitement and learning about coming to college. This camp is part of OSU's SMILE Program and these students are members of SMILE clubs from across the state. They come to camp to learn about science and think about future possibilities that include college. We are looking for students who have experience working with youth and who would like to share their interest in learning in the out-of-doors. Details

iJet Technologies, Inc., a downtown Seattle technology start-up, is executing upon a global strategy to successfully deliver world-class applications and connectivity solutions to the aviation industry. This position for a intern software engineer to develop prototype and demonstration applications within a highly adaptable physical and virtual laboratory environment comprised of specialized communication, aviation, and computing systems, supports iJet System concept validation, prototype and demonstration development, and simulation. Details

Staff Engineer, IC Design (emphasis on PLLs), MaxLinear. Join MaxLinear and you will work closely with a world-class team of IC designers to design high-performance ICs with RF, analog, mixed-signal and digital systems integrated on a single chip. Responsible for design and verification of RF and mixed-signal circuits. Characterize and debug relevant blocks. Analyze the effects of non-idealities on circuit performance. Collaborate with system engineers to optimize circuit designs and system specification trade-offs. Report the results of IC design, analysis and evaluation. Details

Staff Engineer, Mixed-Signal IC Design, MaxLinear. Join MaxLinear and you will work closely with a world-class team of IC designers to design high-performance ICs with RF, analog, mixed-signal and digital systems integrated on a single chip. Your focus will be on the development of advanced analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. ADC and DAC architecture choices based on high-level specifications. Design, implementation, and verification of mixed-signal circuits. Characterize and debug relevant blocks. Analyze the effects of non-idealities on circuit performance. Collaborate with system engineers to optimize circuit designs and system specification trade-offs. Report the results of IC design, analysis and evaluation. Details

Intern, IC Design, MaxLinear. As an intern at MaxLinear you will engage in challenging technology development to be used in future products. The program lasts six months to allow the taking of a project from concept to tape-out. As an intern you will be assigned a mentor throughout the duration of the project to ensure your success. You will also benefit from interacting with our excellent team of designers. EDUCATION: Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering (IC design), within one year of graduation. Focus areas: Mixed-signal, Analog RF or Synthesizers. Details

Jobs listed through CampusPoint:

  • Support Engineer, Portland
  • Application Software Developer, Lake Oswego
  • C# Software Engineer, Beaverton
  • .NET Software Developer, Portland
  • Project Manager, Portland
  • Branch Technology Liaison, Portland
  • Front End Developer, Portland
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQU, PHP) Developer, Beaverton
  • Software Development Intern, Hillsboro

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

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

 

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