August 21, 2012



Public wave energy test facility begins operation in Oregon
One of the first public wave energy testing systems in the United States began operation this week off the Oregon coast near Newport, and will allow private industry or academic researchers to test new technology that may help advance this promising form of sustainable energy. The Ocean Sentinel is a $1.5 million device developed by the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, at Oregon State University. It’s a major step forward for the future of wave energy, and should do its first testing within days – a “WetNZ” device developed by private industry. OSU news release

Intel hopes 'ultimate engineering' internship keeps students inspired and on track
Engineering students from Portland State University, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology and Portland Community College are in the midst of a six-week Intel pilot program called the "Ultimate Engineering Experience." The hands-on internship is intended to inspire students to stick with their major and stem the growing problem of attrition among college engineering students. Stringent courseloads and intimidating professors can deter many students from continuing down the engineering path, according to students such as OSU junior Kayla Looney. The Oregonian


Berkeley Edge Conference
October 25 - 27, University of CA, Berkeley
Registration Deadline: September 9, 2012 @ 11:59pm
The upcoming Berkeley Edge Conference 2012 offers a great opportunity for students interested in graduate school to meet University of California, Berkeley faculty, graduate students and staff. There is no cost to participate for all students who are selected by UC Berkeley to attend the conference. The conference program includes workshops on preparing competitive applications for graduate admissions and national fellowships. Participants are also given tours of Cal's science and engineering departments and research facilities. A highly valued aspect of the conference is the pre-arranged individual and group meeting with UCB faculty and scientists from the national labs in each of the science and engineering fields of interest to the participants. Details


The Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) encourages academic excellence for students in the computing discipline. The UPE initiated this award with the IEEE Computer Society, as the largest association of computer professionals, to raise the importance of academic achievement in our future computer professionals. SUPPORT PROVIDED: Up to four awards of $500 each are given each year. Winners also receive a certificate of commendation and a periodical subscription for one year. Deadline for submission is: October 31 of each year. Details


Wednesday, August 22, 2-4p, KEC 3114. MS Final Examination – Changho Kwon. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Alan Wang, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Leonard Coop. “Performance and optimization of pulsed UWB localization with large number of sources.” Details


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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 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).

R&D Engineering Student Intern, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis, OR. The Sensing Systems R&D Lab in Corvallis, OR is looking to host engineering interns in the 2012 calendar year. We are looking for students with backgrounds in either developing and testing MEMS accelerometers and gyros or students interested in contributing to software development kits for our sesnors. Internships can vary in length and depend on the availability of the student. You will participate with other members of our R&D teams to drive new technology development, implementation, innovation and cost effective next generation MEMS inertial sensing technologies for our partners and customers. Details

Apple is currently looking for Oregon State students who are interested in doing an internship in our Silicon Engineering Group (SEG), focusing on analog or mixed-signal. The SEG team is responsible for CPU/GPU architecture and microarchitecture development targeted for low power mobile devices. There are a few different internships available with further focus on SerDes, clock and data recovery, clock distribution network for SoC, PLL, power regulator designs, etc; These internships are available this fall, or next spring or summer. Details

Elcon Associates, Inc. is seeking entry level electrical engineers in the areas of high voltage substation and distribution design. Recent BSEE graduates with emphasis in power and energy systems are encouraged to apply. Previous summer internship experience with electric utilities is a real plus. Details

System Engineer/ IC Architect - Low Power Portable Audio, Cirrus. As a mixed-signal audio Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for contributing to the Marketing Requirements Document and developing the detailed Design and Test Specifications for new low power mixed-signal data converter ICs for portable audio applications. You will work closely with Cirrus Logic customers and our internal design, applications, validation, marketing, and product-test organizations. Details

Digital Verification CAD Support Engineer, Cirrus. As a Digital Verification CAD Support Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting CAD tools and methodology flows for digital and mixed signal verification; supporting CAD tools and methodology flows for revision control using various industry standard data management tools; assisting in the automation of a digital verification run methodology ; designing and implementing databases; and applying strong programming skills to the development of design automation tools for digital verification. Details

Business Development Manager, iLink Systems. We expect you to support iLink’s direct and indirect sales objectives. As a Business Development Manager you will be responsible for helping close new deals, identify opportunities, organize prospect meetings, qualify prospects, track sales pipelines and help manage our Alliance with Microsoft. Details

Web Application Developer/Manager, Pixelgigs. We are looking for a talented PHP Programmer with project management experience to head up a web-based software development project. The project is well underway, and the accepted candidate must be able to bring themselves up to speed quickly and take over the project. The selected applicant's initial capacity will be lead programmer. They will also be responsible for delegating assignments and dividing the workload among the available programmers, including recruiting additional programmers as needed. Details

Entry level Process Integration Engineer, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited engages in the design, development, and supply of a range of power semiconductors worldwide. The company offers power discrete product line comprising trench MOSFETs, electrostatic discharge, protected MOSFETs, and SRFETs; and power ICs. Essential Responsibilities: discrete power device technology platform development, from initiating the process specification and design process flow, and support with simulation to meet device performance; parametric test structure design and associate mask layout involved in device test and characterization as well as data extraction; propose design of experiment (DOE); interface with fab for process development, qualification and implementation. Details

Process Engineer (Etch/Thin Films/Diffusion/Photo), Alpha and Omega Semiconductor. Essential Responsibilities: developing and optimizing new processes for semiconductor processing; supporting and optimizing processes in a 200mm semiconductor fab; implementing and refining SPC controls with DOE and other statistical techniques to reduce process variation; disposition of discrepant material, troubleshoot process drift or human error, diagnose and implement preventative actions in a cost effective manner; writing specs of processes and operations, qualification plans, weekly updates, documentation of scrap and rework; improving the performance of the area using Lean manufacturing techniques. Details

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