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EECS Weekly News - September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

No smoking on campus starting Sept. 1
On Sept. 1, smoking will no longer be permitted anywhere on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The smoke-free policy is in effect year-round, including game days, so visitors to campus who are participating in tailgaiting activities will also be prohibited from smoking. Life@OSU

IN THE NEWS

Ocean Sentinel begins testing of wave energy technology
As competing wave energy companies tout the virtues of their futuristic machines, researchers from Oregon State University are hoping to answer some basic questions about this emerging clean energy technology. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OSU launches wave energy test site & buoy off Newport coastline
A milestone for wave energy development in Oregon is now floating off the coast of Newport, as Oregon State University has just launched the first wave energy buoy test site in the United States. KMTR (video)

Buoy off Oregon Coast puts wave power to the test
Wave energy experts from Oregon State University took a field trip Thursday to look at a buoy and a boat with no one on board. Northwest of Newport off the Oregon Coast is an ocean test farm for wave energy to help private firms hook up power-generating buoys for tests. KVAL (video)

Wave energy test up and running on the Oregon coast
After years of optimistic pronouncements, haggling with coastal residents and fishermen, and one project that landed in Davy Jones' locker, a new wave of Oregon's renewable energy experiment is taking shape off the coast. In late August, researchers at Oregon State University launched the first of what they hope will be a fleet of wave energy devices at their new test bed two miles offshore of Yaquina Head. equities.com

Project forecasts seasonal bird migration
BirdCast, a collaborative project between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and six partner institutions, “will allow, for the first time, real-time predictions of bird migrations: when they migrate, where they migrate and how far they will be flying.” Researchers affiliated with the project — a collaboration between Cornell and Oregon State University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft and the Leon Levy Foundation — hope to create migration models that will forecast the species and number of birds migrating at any given time. R&D Magazine, Phys.org, Cornell University

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Job Outlook Preliminary Results: Hiring Expected to Increase by 12 Percent
The job market for college graduates continues its upward trend as employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey at this early juncture expect to increase hiring by 12.2 percent. One area that has remained the same among the Class of 2013 and the previous two classes are the degrees that are most in demand, which include: Finance, Accounting, Computer science, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

Design a web site this Fall! CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring will teach you the basics of web site development:

  • Design and production with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Graphic design and image optimization
  • Site management
  • Online promotion

In just 10 weeks, you'll have a professional, functional web site for the topic of your choice. Build a site for your portfolio, club, or friends and family. No textbook cost or lab fees! 4 credits. Meets in Kelley on Tues & Thurs 10:00am-11:50am. Register online CRN 14010.

Apply for IEEE Government Fellows Program for 2013-2014
Each year, IEEE-USA sponsors government fellowships for three qualified IEEE members. The fellows-chosen by the IEEE-USA Government Fellows Committee and confirmed by the IEEE-USA Board-spend a year in Washington serving as advisers to the U.S. Congress or to key U.S. Department of State decision-makers. Known as either a Congressional Fellowship (created in 1973) or an Engineering & Diplomacy Fellowship (created in 2000), this program links science, technology and engineering  professionals with the U.S. government, and provides a mechanism for IEEE's U.S. members to learn firsthand about the public policy process while imparting their knowledge and experience to policymakers. Deadline: February 8. Details

Unique Opportunity for Undergrad/Grads to Work on Web App Project for EPA Natl Sustainable Design Competition
HORT4/599: Web App for Sustainable REsidential Landscape & Community Based Environmental Management class is seeking to assemble an interdisciplinary team of innovative students to design a web app that will make sustainable environmental management individually relevant to homeowners by illuminating how landscape management choices can cost or save people money, and effect their community. The project has been selected by the EPA to compete in the P3 National Student Design for Sustainability Competition at the National Design for Sustainability Expo next Spring in WDC. We are specifically looking for two CS students. First, a student who has a strong skill set in user experience design and a good working knowledge of social media functionality. Second, and more importantly, a versatile student who can really take the lead on scoping out the computing infrastructure, and has an interest in or knowledge of Web 3.0 technologies. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Eric Sundholm. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Tom Plant, John Conley, Doug Keszler; GCR: Thomas Schmidt. “Nontraditional Amorphous Oxide Semiconductor Thin-Film Transistor Fabrication.” Details

Thursday, September 13, 1-3p, KEC 4107. MS Final Examination – Chao Ma. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Gabor Temes, Huaping Liu; GCR: Merrick Haller. “Energy-Efficient Clock Generation for Communication and Computing Systems Using Injection Locking.” 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).

Computer Labs Support, OSU College of Engineering. The COE IT Team is looking for new members to help support our lab computers for the College of Engineering. Primary duties include visiting each lab to maintain printers, ensure cleanness, ask for food/drink to be removed, and to overall make sure lab operations are running smoothly. Details

Student Computer Consultant, OSU Student Computing Facilities. The Student Computing Facilities (SCF) serves the computing needs of OSU students, staff, and faculty. We maintain over 1000 computers located in one general use facilities (Milne), five computer classrooms and various department labs around campus. Our student workers are responsible for staffing our main computer facilities and assist customers with questions concerning the hardware and software installed there. Questions can range from assisting our customers with setting up their account to helping find a needed feature in a computer program. Details

R&D Engineering Student Intern, HP. 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 sensors. 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

College Engineer/Design Intern, HP. This is an Internship opportunity. The successful candidate WILL be currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree and have the following qualifications:GPA greater than 3.0. Must have completed a minimum of sophomore level engineering/engineering course requirements in his/her respective field if pursuing a Bachelor's degree. Have done laboratory work in a chemistry, physics or engineering lab that requires designing of experiments. Reporting of experiments following classical formats (e.g. Objective, Background, Experimental Procedure, Analysis, Conclusion/Path forward). Strong teamwork and communication skills. Intern is expected to present orally the results of his/her summer project. This includes engaging in an objective debate with peer on a periodic basis with regards to the direction of the project and be able to redirect project goals to best utilize his/her time. Be able to have good deductive reasoning and receptive of constructive feedback. Details

Electrical Design Engineer, Soraa. We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated electrical engineer capable of helping to bring up a product from its marketing specifications to its volume production. The candidate should be familiar with state of the art in bench prototyping, debugging of AC/DC power management systems and its associated standards and agency compliance regulations. Details

Electrical test plus design engineer, Soraa. We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated electrical test plus design engineer capable of helping to bring up a product from its marketing specifications to its volume production. The candidate should be familiar with state of the art in bench prototyping, debugging of AC/DC power management systems and its associated standards and agency compliance regulations. Details

Searching for a Startup Programmer. We are still looking for interested programmers (iOS, Android, and/or Web) and/or designers for a social media startup with a focus on social justice. e are trying to locate a programmer or designer with experience with iOS and/or andriod development who might be interested in joining us as a cofounding member. Details

Silicon Labs is hiring for a number of jobs (Firmware Engineer, Product Test Engineer, Applications Engineer, Design Engineer) and will be on campus October 23 to do interviews. If you are interested in interviewing or learning more about Silicon Labs, learn more here: Details

The University of Connecticut School of Engineering plans to recruit and hire 18 new tenured/tenure-track faculty members in the next year. The School of Engineering seeks to identify outstanding candidates with expertise in three transformative, interdisciplinary areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Genomics; Genomics and Biomedical Sciences & Engineering; Human Sustainability & Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience. Details

UI Developer. Our client is looking for a software developer to write a Windows 7 system tray application that monitors and displays GPS information. In summary, they want to create a system tray application that monitors and displays GPS information: Works like the u-blox u-tray application; needs an install and un-install script; registry storage for configuration settings; documentation; no language provisioning for initial version; preferred implementation in C#. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, Office of Enrollment Management, Oregon State University. This position will support the implementation, deployment and administration of the Banner Relationship Management (BRM) system for the Enrollment Management division. Responsible for resolving non-routine problems as they arise, serve as a resource to Admissions, Institutional Research, Registrars and Financial Aid which rely on BRM data, translates technical information to non-technical people, and provide training when the need arises. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. The purpose of this position is to provide warehouse maintenance support, development of warehouse enhancements defined by Integrators and develop quality control mechanisms to ensure reliable processing and ease of long-term support for warehouses and non-data processing solutions. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. The purpose of this position is to determine and define user requirements and to design data processing systems which meet those requirements and/or, to design non-data processing solutions, when appropriate. The incumbent in this position functions as a project leader and product specialist for SCT Banner's Financial Information System (FIS) including responsibility for timely project completion, efficient resources utilization, and system quality. The incumbent often establishes priorities, defines technical work methods, and in concert with staff, establishes resource requirements and schedules completion dates. The incumbent also acts as a consultant to other analysts within Information Technology Services as well as other organizations in resolving technical problems relating both to design and operational issues. Other related projects may be assigned by the manager of Application Development. Details

Fall 2012 Campus Events with Intel. It’s that time of year again. You head back to school, and so do Intel’s recruiting teams! We are excited to connect with many students on campus this season and have some fabulous events planned. Make sure you don’t miss your chance to chat with Intel’s hiring teams. Visit our Recruiting Events Calendar to find out when we’ll be in your neck of the woods! (If we are not able to visit your particular school, don’t worry. We offer multiple ways for you to get connected with us virtually.) At Intel, we offer a broad range of BS, MS and PhD opportunities. Details

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:

  • Start Your Career Intentionally - New Jobs with Intentional Software Intentional Software knows your first career move is your most important. We are seeking applications for the August 2013 ALPHA Class, a small group of unique and talented software engineers. This landmark class of new graduates will join Intentional Software located in Bellevue, outside Seattle, WA. You will work in a small team of exceptional software engineers building groundbreaking knowledge processing technology that will transform how software is used and developed.
  • Good Technology Featured Announcement Good Technology has Business, Sales, Engineering, and Programming positions available at many of their offices Nationwide.
  • Compucom | Software Design Engineer in (Redmond, WA)
  • Microsoft | Software Development Engineer, Senior-IEB-MSCIS ) Job (Redmond, WA); Software Development Engineer in Test, Senior-IEB-Xbox (Redmond, WA); Software Development Engineer in Test, Senior-IEB-MSCIS (Redmond, WA)
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/www.pnnl.gov | Software Developer Associate Senior (Richland, WA)
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc. | Systems Administrator II (Portland, OR)
  • Deloitte | Oracle Security and Controls Application Integrity Sr. Consu (Seattle, WA)
  • Makro Technologies | Database administrator (DBA exp in SQL " Postgres) (Redmond, WA)
  • Pacificorp | Administrator, Database 3 - Oracle (Portland, OR)
  • PDS Technical Services | Desktop Technician (Everett, WA)
  • University of Washington | SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (Seattle, WA)

 

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