May 8, 2012



US Wave Energy Testing Set To Hit The Surf

This summer a milestone in the U.S. wave energy technology sector will be reached with the launch of the first ever test platform off the Oregon coast. The Ocean Sentinel, as the platform is known, will be made available to small firms who will be able to test their devices for the first time in open water. The platform is a project of the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Project (NNMREP), a joint effort between Oregon State University (OSU), Washington State University and the U.S. Department of Energy. Earth Techling


The School of EECS will hold group advising sessions as follows:

  • 5/14 5-6:30 KEC 1001 CS Pro-School Students: Pizza, PINs and Professors
  • 5/21 5-6:30 KEC 1001 ECE Pro-School Students: Pizza, PINS and Professors
  • 5/25 12-4 KEC 1001 1st year/Newer ECE Students: 2-year Plans and Pizza 12-2; 1st year/Newer CS Students: 2-year Plans and Pizza, 2-4
  • 6/4 5-6:30 KEC 1001 CS Students Applying to Pro-School: Going Pro With Pizza
  • 6/4 5-6:30 KEC 1005 ECE Students Applying to Pro-School: Going Pro With Pizza


NVIDIA Tech Talk

Wednesday, May 23, NOON, KEC 1007. NVIDIA Tech Talk, “Accelerate your programming or science career with GPU Computing; An introduction to using CUDA presented by Mark Ebersole, CUDA Educator and avid gamer. Come and learn about NVIDIA’s growing business! Hear first hand what it’s like to be an engineer at NVIDIA and what new things are in store for NVIDIA. Of course it wouldn’t feel like NVIDIA without FREE FOOD! Details

Get There Another Way Week - May 14-18

If you don't already bike, walk or bus to campus, please take advantage of the better weather to commute by a means other than personal motorized vehicle. Active commuting has been shown to decrease stress levels and morbidity - something we probably all desire. If you do already bike, walk or bus, thanks!  You're making the world a better place and you can still take advantage of the prizes for Get There Another Way Week. Details

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose vision is a world in which all communities have the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Towards this vision, EWB-USA supports community-driven sustainable engineering projects worldwide, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. This is a great opportunity for students of all majors to gain hands-on experience with leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. The OSU chapter will be hosting workshops this term on topics such as concrete mix design, water quality testing, and surveying. To become a part of the humanitarian efforts of Engineers Without Borders USA, please attend the OSU chapter’s Spring term weekly meetings, held every Thursday at 5pm in Strand Agriculture Hall, Room 211. Please visit for more information, or email

2012 Flightglobal Achievement Awards

The Boeing Company, in association with Flightglobal, is proud to sponsor the Engineering Student of the Year Award, which recognizes the outstanding talent of tomorrow – both at graduate and undergraduate level. The Boeing Engineering Student of the Year Award is the world’s leading competition to recognise students whose work shows the greatest promise, aptitude and dedication in the field of aeronautical or space technology. Details

Workshops @ The HUB

The College of Engineering is offering several workshops throughout spring term for engineering students. Topics include:

  • Study Abroad at DTU in Denmark (Thursday, May 10, 5-6pm)
  • Pro-School Application Workshop (Tuesday, May 15, 4-5pm)
  • Interview Prep Workshop (Wednesday, May 16, 5-6pm)
  • Study Abroad in Australia (Thursday, May 17, 5-6pm)
  • Study Abroad in England (Thursday, May 24, 5-6pm)
  • Pro-School Application Workshop (Wednesday, June 6, 4-5pm)
Get a Free T-Shirt

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:

Anita Borg Institute 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


Friday, May 11, 930-1130am, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Qadeer Khan. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Ted Brekken, Un-Ku Moon; GCR: William Warnes. “Digitally Assisted Control Techniques for High Performance Switching DC-DC Converters.” Details


THURSDAY, May 10, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. “Studying Coordination In Software Teams Using a Model of Socio-technical Congruence” presented by Irwin Kwan, post-doctorate scholar, Oregon State University. Details

Thursday, May 17, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. “Are Internet Anti-piracy Laws efficient?” presented by Rubén Cuevas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details


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: Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact

Academics for Student Athletes is looking to hire OSU juniors, seniors, and graduate students to work as study facilitators in our Evening Study Program. Study facilitators function as a single point of contact for academic assistance for student athletes assigned to Evening Study (study hall), providing in-depth assistance with both study skills and course content. This position provides an excellent opportunity for facilitators to gain experience as a peer educator and to develop leadership and communication skills. Details

OSL Student System Administrator / Developer, OSU Open Source Lab. The OSUOSL is looking for two to three student system administrators and software developers. This position is part time during school, and can be full time during the summer if you are so inclined. We prefer students who have more time left in their program (at least one year) to help reduce graduate turnover, so if you're a freshman, don't hesitate! You: Enjoy open source software. Install Linux at home to play around with Web servers, file servers, etc. Aren't afraid to use the command line to get things done. Would like to work closely with developers of cool open source projects. Are looking for a challenging job where you'll have the opportunity to use your problem-solving skills while maintaining production servers in a "real-world" hosting environment. Details

United Launch Alliance’s summer intern program offers paid engineering and business positions designed to provide students with real work experience and exposure to ULA’s work environment. Interns have the opportunity to participate in the development, build and launch of a high-powered sport-rocket that is more than 20 feet tall. This voluntary activity is an integrated effort with Ball Aerospace interns, who build the payloads for the rocket. Details

Intern - Test Engineer, Tektronix. This position is open to college candidates only. No Visa Sponsorships or OPT of any type accepted. Candidates must be available to work full-time for 10 weeks (within the timeframe of June - September). Work with RF test engineers and process engineer to: Identify all opportunities on the RSA 5k and 6k spectrum analyzers to develop standardized adj and PV fixtures. In conjunction with the engineers, design and document all the configurations. Work with production/process engineer to fool proof design. ie color coding etc. Procure all material, Work with process/mechanical engineer to fabricate all fixture parts, Assemble and test all fixtures. Develop Preventative Maintenance test procedures and code in LabView/TestStand for all fixtures, adapters and components using a Vector Network Analyzer. Details

Intern - Hardware Design Engineer - Power System Engineering, Tektronix. This position is open to college candidates only. No Visa Sponsorships or OPT of any type accepted. Candidates must be available to work full-time for 10 weeks (within the timeframe of June - September). As a member of the Engineering Design Services organization your contributions will help bring the next generation Tektronix products to market. The Power Systems Engineering team is instrumental in completing the design cycle for Tektronix Test and Measurement Instruments. Responsibilities include: Power Systems Design, Power Supply evaluation, characterization, and qualification. Power Conversion design, evaluation, and testing. Consulting on portable instruments such as battery powered instruments.  Review of OEM and ODM power systems and products. Details

College-Reliability Engineer, Tektronix. This position is open to college candidates only. If you have graduated within the last 12 months or are graduating this school year, you may be considered for this position. No Visa Sponsorships or OPT of any type accepted. The Reliability Engineers in the Quality Team work with others cross-functionally in Engineering and Operations to improve the reliability of Tektronix products. This has two focus areas: existing products and new products under development. On existing products, the reliability engineer analyzes available field data to identify emerging and chronic systematic problems which can be addressed through root cause problem solving to improve product reliability. On new products under development, the reliability engineer works with project teams to set reliability goals, identify risks and devise strategies for meeting them, and monitor progress through development assisting with modeling, estimation, testing, and issue mitigation. Details

Opportunity for Master’s level students and above in mixed signal design in sub-90 nm processes. Focusing on DSP and analog to digital conversion and clock generation. Looking for solid circuit design, analysis, extraction, simulation, and layout skills. Also looking for ability to complete jobs once started. Details

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), an international transportation engineering and planning consultancy, is looking for an intern-level web designer & developer comfortable with HTML, CSS, Javascript, & Ruby to assist us with website design and development. In this paid internship role, you'll work closely with our Creative Services team to help develop custom web applications for public and private organizations as well as corporate websites and tools. Your role will be to assist with the creation of innovative uses of the web for city, county, and state government via civic web projects that help create more livable communities and a healthier planet. Details

United Streetcar in Clackamas, OR is looking to hire four to five more electrical engineers to assist us in designing and testing our vehicles. We are looking for a mix of recent graduates and people with experience in electric drive systems or higher degrees. Areas of responsibility would include both low voltage and high voltage systems, vehicle system integration, and control systems. We are currently building the new streetcars for Portland’s expanding fleet, the new system in Tucson, AZ, and two cars to complete the streetcar line in Washington, DC. Details

Software Engineer Tiburon, inc. The Software Engineer is an integral member of the engineering team responsible for deployment, development and support of the CommandCAD product. The team is also responsible for project specific customizations to the baseline product. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Key member of a team that is responsible for engineering new features and functions as required by project and product specifications; Provide occasional on-site support to install, test, and troubleshoot CommandCAD software; Responsible for providing project implementation support; Provides continued support and maintenance of CommandCAD systems; Program in .NET/C#/C. Details

College-Test Engineer, Tektronix. As part of the test engineering team the candidate will develop next generation test solutions and contribute to complex test engineering assignments. A high degree of technical competence is required to define and develop test methods/processes and create state-of-the-art applications, tools and documentation for automated instrument test. We are specifically looking for candidates who are interested in RF and/or very high speed signal acquisition technologies. Additional responsibilities include: Collaborating with the design and manufacturing teams to establish Design For Test (DFT) criteria for new products; Being active in the test engineering community, contributing to the development of test strategies and roadmaps and conforming with the quality requirements of the organization. Details

College - Inside Account Manager, Tektronix. This position is open to college candidates only. If you have graduated within the last 12 months or are graduating this school year, you may be considered for this position. No Visa Sponsorships or OPT of any type accepted. This position will report to the Beaverton Inside Sales Team for initial training (up to one year) in an active sales support role. After completion of the Inside Sales Account Manager term a reassignment will be made to an Outside Account Manager position relocating somewhere within North America. Initially as an Inside Sales Account Manager you will work closely with multiple Outside Account Managers to cultivate customer relationships and drive sales for Tektronix test and measurement products in a defined geography. Being successful will require effective use of all company resources and excellent time management skills to maximize the company's presence in front of a broad range of customers in the United States and Canada. Details

Openings at Broadcom. 1. A new grad (MS + thesis or Phd) with emphasis in MultiGhz design. Someone who is sharp, team player and technically strong. 2. A designer with a few years of experience (+3yrs) in MultiGhz wireline transceiver in CMOS. Again, sharp, team player and technically strong. Details

Jobs listed through CampusPoint

  • MAC Software Engineer | Vancouver, WA
  • .NET Software Developer | Portland
  • Software Engineer - Windows | Vancouver, WA
  • Entry Level Web Project manager | Portland
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) Developer | Beaverton
  • Front End Developer | Portland
  • 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:

  • AS/400 Personnel Agency, Inc. iSeries Programmer Analyst (Boise, ID)
  • Compucom Software Test Engineer (Redmond, WA)
  • Leviton Mfg Co Engineer (Tualatin, OR)
  • Next Step Systems Software Development Engineer - Test (Seattle, WA); Software Development Engineer - Test (Seattle, WA)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/ Software Developer I/II (Richland, WA)
  • Portland Community College Programmer Analyst II (Portland, OR)
  • Raytheon TechStudent - Junior (Goleta, CA)
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office Electrical Engineering Internship (Boise, ID); Intern - All Positions (Boise, ID)
  • Alstom Requirements Analysis Intern (Redmond, WA); Tendering Process Improvement Intern (Redmond, WA); Software Engineer Intern (Redmond, WA)
  • Avanade Inc. CRM Product Development Lead Job (Seattle, WA)
  • Catholic Health Initiatives Trainer - Technical, Education Services, 1.0FTE, Day Shift - (Tacoma, WA); Trainer - Technical, Education Services, Per Diem, Variable (Tacoma, WA)
  • Cigital, Inc. Managing Consultant (Seattle, WA)
  • Clear Channel Communications IT Manager (Seattle, WA); IT Manager (Seattle, WA)
  • Coinstar Leader of Engineering (Bellevue, WA)
  • Compucom Linux/UNIX System Administrator (Hillsboro, OR)
  • CH2M HILL Instrumentation & Controls Engineer (Portland, OR); Electrical Engineer (Cincinnati, Ohio); Data Center Electrical Engineer (Portland, OR); Entry Level Electrical Engineering (Hillsboro, OR); Payment Systems Engineer (San Francisco, CA)
  • Portland Community College Programmer Analyst II (Portland, OR)
  • Triplefin Software Engineer (Beaverton, OR)
  • Marin Software QA Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Online Marketing Manager - Paris (San Francisco, CA); QA Automation Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Front End Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Optimization Specialist (New York, NY); Solutions Architect (Austin, TX)


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