EECS Weekly News - July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

 

IN THE NEWS

OSU Robotics Club heading to international competition

Oregon State University’s Robotics Club is heading to Grand Forks, N.D. to compete in the International Aerial Robotics Competition for a $30,000 prize, which takes place from July 31 to Aug. 3. The competition is to build a robot that can navigate through an obstacle course autonomously, or of its own accord, without the team members navigating it. The Daily Barometer

Keithley Donation to Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team Boosts Power by 50 Percent

Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, is helping the electrical engineers of tomorrow characterize photovoltaic devices accurately and efficiently. Oregon State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (OSUSVT) has been putting the company’s donated Model 2440 5A SourceMeter® instrument to work in analyzing and troubleshooting mono-crystalline silicon solar modules. These modules are powering the Phoenix, the solar race car in which the team competed in the 2012 American Solar Challenge, held July 14-21. The donated instrument has already helped the team boost the power output of this year’s vehicle by 50 percent over last year’s. The Phoenix finished in sixth place in the American Solar Challenge and in fifth place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix. Business Wire

KUDOS

Graduate student Vikas Shilimkar, along with his two team members, Ron-Chi Kuo from the University of Florida and Riccardo Moro from Italy, won the International Microwave Symposium Graduate Student Competition. The aim of the competition was to encourage graduate student members who attend the IMS conference to form teams, conduct brain storming meetings, develop new ideas and propose applications based on the papers presented at the IMS and on themes indicated by the jury.

OPPORTUNITIES

Android at Play: Android Game App Contest

Got an idea for an amazing Android game? Create a new, NDK-based Android game app for Intel® architecture (IA) based devices, then write an article about it and you could win a $25,000 cash prize! This Intel® sponsored contest runs for four months, from July 6th 2012 and ends November 6th 2012. There will be four prizes (one each month) of $1000 cash prizes, and a grand prize of a $25,000 cash prize. Details

Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012

This contest offers $4.08 million in cash prizes and mega marketing support for app promotion to the top 80 apps including 60 Samsung Apps Super Apps and 20 Best S Pen Apps featuring the most creative GALAXY Note Stylus Pen (S Pen) functions. Registration and entry period: May 7, 2012 at 00:01 - Sep. 30, 2012. Details

Battle of the Apps

Do you have a great idea for an Infusionsoft App, integration or plug-in that will enhance the Infusionsoft user experience? Then you have a shot at being crowned the Kick Apps Champion in the Battle of the Apps 2013. To enter the ring you will be required to leverage Infusionsoft's API as you develop a fresh, innovative solution that our customers will love. Top prize is $10,000. Submission period: June 5 - December 31, 2012. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Brian Pelatt. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Tom Plant, Ted Brekken, Alan Wang; GCR: Roger Nielsen. "Application of the Atomic Solid State Energy Scale to Thin Film Solar Cell Absorber Design." Details

Tuesday, July 31, 3-5pm, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Aaron Wilson. Major Advisor: Prasad Tadepalli; Co-Major Advisor: Alan Fern; Committee: Tom Dietterich, Eric Mortensen; GCR: Henri Jansen. "Bayesian Methods for Knowledge Transfer and Policy Search in Reinforcement Learning." 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.

STUDENT GRADER needed fall, winter, and spring terms for CS 195 and CS 295 web authoring courses. 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, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL, 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 2 through 11 of Fall term. ($10 per hour).

STUDENT WORKER in Advancement Services, OSU Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the OSU Foundation in the records and technology areas. Perfect for a student who is interested in working with computers and databases. The Information Technology Services duties of the position include providing direct customer service for a diverse range of customers. The Records duties of the position include accurately entering, coding and looking up information in the OSUF Advance database. Details

.Net C# software developer, Alsea Geospatial, Inc. This is a full time permanent position with benefits. Details

Geospatial Programmer/Analyst, Joint Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Research. Provides advanced programming and analytical support for coral reef ecosystem monitoring and research, fisheries management, fisheries stock assessment, and oceanographic research. Results from these activities will be published formally and via the Internet. Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents procedures, computer programs, and interfaces which ensure the integrity, accessibility, timeliness, and usability of the research data generated or collected by the project. Designs, develops, tests, implements, and documents database management systems for the Division’s datasets and computer programs and scripts to produce user-friendly graphical interfaces for relational databases. Details

Associate Director, Information Services, Oregon State University. This will be a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position, that will provide supervision, evaluation, monitoring and provision of information services, health information management, immunization compliance, information privacy and security. It includes general software, hardware and network support to the Student Health Services staff. It will assess and provide solutions for the information technology needs of SHS. It will develop, direct and manage computing and information technology strategic plans, policies, and programs for clinic information services, network communications and management information services. It will ensure compliance with State of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Student Health Services rules and regulations with regards to areas of responsibility. This includes all privacy regulations whether Federal (HIPAA/FERPA), State, or departmental. Details

Jobs listed through CampusPoint

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:

  • Full-Time, Part-Time, and Internship Opportunities with John Deere At John Deere, we're always looking for smart, talented, and skilled people to join us. We have a variety of new full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in the fields of: Accounting/Finance, Engineering, Information Technology, Marketing/Product Support, and Supply Management. We're hiring individuals fresh out of high school, new college grads, and experienced professionals.
  • Good Technology Featured Announcement Good Technology is currently looking to fill multiple positions in both Business and Computer Science fields for many of their Nationwide locations.
  • Compucom | SharePoint Developer (Redmond, WA)
  • Life Technologies | Staff Engineer, Software (Foster City, California)
  • Systems Recruiters Llc | Project Manager (Seattle, WA)
  • Northwest Evaluation Association | Data Developer (Portland, Oregon); Information Systems Is Delivery (Portland, OR)
  • Upm Marketing | Senior Software Developer (Beaverton, OR)
  • IHS, Inc. | Senior Java Developer / Sr. Developer (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Kaiser Permanente | Fall IT Internship (Oakland, CA); Project Management Intermediate (Pleasanton, CA); Application Development Intern (Aurora, CO); New Grad-Enterprise Integration Developer (Pasadena and Pleasanton, CA)
  • Appirio Inc | Cloud Management Engineer (Indianapolis, IN); Cloud Management Lead - MidAtl/DC (NY/Mid-Atlantic); Cloud Management Engineer - Bay Area (San Mateo, CA); Associate Engineer (All Regions, Nationwide)
  • Nyu Langone Medical | Lims Architect Senior Developer (New York, NY)

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