October 9, 2012

October 9, 2012

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Professional school applications for Winter 2013 are now open for computer science students (the next available admission cycle for ECE will be Fall 2013). Application Deadline is November 1. Details

Sign Up for the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner - (Pre-Registration Required)
Seniors! Whether you are looking for a job, an internship or just want to learn more about graduate school, this event is for you. At the Oct. 24 Senior Dinner, you can not only learn who is hiring, but gain the information you need so you can better determine which organizations are the best fit for you. All Oregon State EECS and MIME seniors – including those on MECOP and other off-campus internships – are invited and encouraged to attend this FREE event. (Pre-registration required. Dinner is included.) For more information or to register, visit: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2012

EECS Resume Book
The School of EECS is collecting resumes for the annual fall resume book, which is given to select industry partners. Any EECS student can submit a resume. If you are looking (or will be looking in the next 6 months) for a job or an internship, be sure to upload an updated copy of your resume at: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2012/upload-resume

KUDOS

Professor Tom Dietterich is president-elect of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). AAAI is devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

Professor Cherri Pancake was elected to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Council. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM’s more than 100,000 members come from industry, academia and government institutions around the world.

IN THE NEWS

OSU EECS was named one of the top 100 Computer Science Departments Leading the Way in US Education by PortalFront. These rankings are based upon various sources of data including, USnews.com, SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rates, alumni giving and funding, faculty retention, average faculty salary, and student to professor ratio. They also incorporated media coverage of recent research and advancements made by each department in our ranking scores. Details

Oregon Races To Catch Up To Europe In Wave Energy
The foundations for a new heavy marine industry are being laid in Oregon, where the prospect of turning the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean into electricity is starting to be recognized as a multimillion-dollar, economy-building enterprise. Forbes

OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, October 11, 7:30 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium. “How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research” presented by Kevin Ahearn, Director for Undergraduate Research, Oregon State University. This workshop is for students at every level and in every major.

STARS Alliance Outreach Program
If you’re interested in being part of a team that coordinates and facilitates outreach events to promote EECS majors to high school and college students, then the STARS Alliance Outreach Program is for you! Through the National Science Foundation (NSF), we’ve been awarded a grant for students to participate in outreach and get PAID to do it. We are looking for enthusiastic students that have a passion for sharing the benefits of being an engineer and educating youth on what Electrical & Computer Engineers and Computer Scientists do to change the world. All students selected for the STARS Alliance will receive a total of $1000 in stipend money throughout the academic year. We have ten spots – apply today! Application deadline is Friday, October 12thApply Online Now!

IEEE Store seeking volunteers
The IEEE Club is now seeking volunteers to staff the IEEE Store. Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Details

Beaver BarCamp 10
Saturday, October 13, 10 A.M.-7 P.M., Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an interactive event that allows people to learn and share in an open environment, featuring sessions on a variety of topics that range from technical to recreational. Attendees determine the course of BarCamp, proposing session topics throughout the day and following their interests to sessions on Web security, gardening, programming, writing, yoga — any project, hobby or research interest is fair game. You bring the ideas, we’ll bring the unconference. Sessions on any field of study, activity or hobby are welcome. Take a look at the list of past topics and learn more about presenting at beaverbarcamp.org.

Build Apps from the Future
Mozilla Ignite is an open innovation challenge hosted by Mozilla and the National Science Foundation as part of the US Ignite initiative. The goal: imagine and build apps that show the full potential of next-generation networks, in areas that matter -- like healthcare, education, energy, manufacturing and public safety. What would you do with an Internet without limits? How can next-generation apps change the world? Enter into the Mozilla Ignite apps challenge and show us your best ideas in running code. You can take a slice of $485,000 over three rounds of development. Now through October 25: submit your app proposals or further develop your existing application. Details

Field trip to SolarWorld Oct 12
The Sustainable Energy Initiative is touring the SolarWorld photovoltaic manufacturing plant, and we want you to come! This is a unique opportunity to see real-world engineering at work. Whether you’re just curious, or are hoping to work in the microelectronics industry, don’t pass up this great opportunity!

  • When: October 12, Friday of week 3. We will be leaving at 1pm and returning around 6pm at the earliest.
  • Where: We will be driving to the plant in Hillsboro in OSU vans
  • How much: $10 for early registration until Friday week 2, $20 after that. NOTE: The price has changed from what you might have seen on our posters; this is the real price!!

Register! To register, go to: http://sei.oregonstate.edu/solarworld/. You will also have to pay the participation fee to the Gleeson Hall office before your spot will be reserved.

SOPHOMORE SURVEY – FREE PIZZA!
Sophomores—tell us about your first year experience!  OSU is conducting focus groups with sophomore students to learn more about what will help make for a more positive first year experience for future students. Give feedback, connect with other sophomores, and eat free pizza! Focus groups will be held in Milam 215 on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, October 9th, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Monday, October 15th, from 5:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30-7:30pm

Want to provide feedback but can't make a session? Give us feedback here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5168

Engineering Awareness Week
Come join fellow students, faculty, and staff and learn more about our unique majors...what courses are involved, what internships are available, what are the job possibilities? October 8-11. Details

SEMI Professional Development Seminar
Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry
Friday, October 26, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus Building 11 (1000 NE Circle Blvd)
For college students and recent graduates interested in career opportunities in the semiconductor and related high technology industries, this seminar can provide valuable, practical information that will help you choose a career direction and plan for success. Registration is required. Details

2013 Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel
The Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel, is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. Students will also be given the opportunity to enhance their resumes and demonstrate their professional design skills, highly sought by today’s companies, as they transform their ideas into a well-planned, robust reality. The second annual competition will be held in May 2013 at Walt Disney World and will give teams the opportunity to win up to $10,000. Deadline to apply is October 17. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 pm, BPL Global Serveron Operations, Beaverton. EECS professor Un-Ku Moon is the guest lecturer at the IEEE-Oregon Solid-State Circuits Chapter Chapter Monthly Meeting. Dr. Moon will review his current focus on new implementation technologies for semiconductor based Analog-to-Digital Converters. Details

Thursday, October 11, 2:00pm - 2:50pm, KEC 1007. “Joint Contour Nets: Theory & Applications” presented by Hamish Carr, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds. Details

Friday, October 12, 11:00am - 11:50am, KEC 1007. “Data Visualization: What's Up?” presented by Robert S. Laramee, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University. 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.

Fall Career Fairs in 3 weeks!
Meet employers (many are alumni) who are coming specifically to meet OSU students. Learn about and/or possibly be selected to interview for current jobs and internships. Talk to employers about their fields and gain advice from "the inside." Make professional connections in a fun and exciting environment.

Attend free seminars to prep for the career fair including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter - How to Make them a Part of Your Job Search; Personal Branding; Interview: How to Answer Difficult Questions; How to Search & Secure an Internship in 4 Steps; 10 Tips to Building a Perfect Resume; How to Find Hidden Jobs; How to have Success at the Career Fairs.

Visit the Career Services website for the schedule and full details of the seminars.

Intel Corporation will be hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair on October 17, 2012 from 11am PST - 1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns. This will be your chance to come ask questions about careers at Intel in groups such as Intel Architecture Groups, Technology and Manufacturing Groups, Software Services Group and Corporate Services. We will have multiple business groups in attendance with various hiring needs for 2013 and beyond and you will have direct access to recruiters within each organization. Details

Student IT Positions, OSU University Administrative Business Center. IT student employees perform a large variety of work related to computer operations. Work at this level ranges from very basic which requires basic computer knowledge. More complex positions require increased knowledge and training. Some student IT positions relate to computer programming and students in these positions would assist computer programmers with special projects as needed. These projects range from basic to complex in nature. Details

OSU Craft Center Web Designer & Maintenance, OSU Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center. The OSU Craft Center seeks a motivated and dependable student to assist in the development and delivery of website marketing and outreach materials. Web work: Using a Drupal based website hosted at Oregon State, staff will update & maintain three websites: OSU Craft Center, MU Concourse Gallery, and Gallery Zero 1. General promotion of the OSU Craft Center and its many programs, to include: updating term course & workshop schedule, policies, procedures, staff, special events, images etc. Will stay current on any new university web requirements and bring the three websites into compliance. This will include migrating the current Craft Center website to a new “OSU Standard” Drupal theme. Details

Tutor Positions, OSU University Administrative Business Center. Student tutors generally work with other students in helping them master a variety of subjects. Tutoring may be individual or in small groups. Tutors work to assist students in academic achievement by working with them on a regular basis to help improve their study skills. 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 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

Internship opportunities at Kaiser Permanente still available. Considered one of the world’s fastest growing industries, health care is a field in which you can inspire positive change while building a lasting career. And there’s no better place to pursue that career than Kaiser Permanente. A recognized leader in innovation and care delivery, Kaiser Permanente is a place where the work you do directly affects the health of millions. Where the policies you shape, the budgets you balance, and the data you enable save lives. Joining our team as an intern or new grad means having the opportunity to dive into meaningful projects and explore your potential - while helping others meet theirs. Details

Entry Level Software Designer, HP. Join a team of engineers in the development of technology solutions and roadmaps for an Image-Based Forensic Service. This Anti-Counterfeit and fraud detection/prevention platform uses HP-owned algorithms, web services, databases and processes to safeguard HP products and revenue. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs, primarily for end users. Using current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications. Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. May interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. Details

Managed Video Tools Support Engineer, Polycom Services, Cloud and Hosted Solutions Group. This position is in the Cloud Management Center; a 24 x 7 x 365 Video Support Operations Center. Implement manageability and serviceability framework for core platform services for CHS Private Network and Customer Network solutions. Interface with internal product development and cross functional teams (Product Management, Integration Engineering, Quality Engineering, Technical Writers) to define requirements, test performance, and roll into production serviceability tools. Interact with customers and partners to gather and validate support requirements and provide support as needed. Collect data, performance analysis, developments and executes continuous improvements plans for serviceability tools. Details

Officer Candidate opportunities in the Oregon National Guard. Officers in the National Guard are decision makers and difference makers. They hold positions of tremendous authority and responsibility for their country, their troops and themselves. The Oregon Guard is looking for exceptional candidates to fill these critical positions. As an officer candidate, you can earn your commission and prepare to become an effective leader in both your military and civilian life. Details

Image Quality & Image Processing Algorithm Engineer, Aptina. Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in all leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications. Job responsibilities: evaluate and improve algorithms from other imaging pipelines, recommend adoption for specific products; implement and validate image processing algorithms for specific products; integrate algorithms in Matlab system and/or C system environment for system level testing of pipeline; evaluate Image quality and troubleshooting issues.  Assist in tuning image pipes for optimal image quality. Details

Design Engineer, Silicon Labs. Design support for analog/digital circuits, including layout, test, verification, evaluation and debugging of prototype ICs, and design support for mass production. Essential Functions: design and verify basic analog circuits and basic logic circuits to meet product requirements; responsible for custom layout, including interaction with layout designers; execute according to pre-determined design approaches and parameters; demonstrate good judgment in solving routine issues, based on a basic understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; assist in the evaluation of design results by laboratory measurements of ICs; report on design results through design reviews, in accordance with company quality requirements, and resolve action items generated as a result of these reviews. Details

Firmware Engineer, Silicon Labs. Develops embedded firmware for mixed-signal ICs to control the operation of the chip and may include digital signal processing functions. Develops GUIs (graphical user interfaces) that operate on a PC to program ICs and evaluation platforms. Essential Functions: develop TCL/Perl/Python scripts to operate ICs in a laboratory environment; develop embedded firmware in C to boot, configure and operate the mixed-signal chip; implement firmware DSP algorithms to perform essential functions in a communication receiver or transmitter chip; work with design engineers to understand chip operation and its various programmable modes; work with Product Test Engineers to develop firmware-based test modes for production testing of the chip. Details

Product Test Engineer, Silicon Labs. Supports the development of test strategies for ICs, including implementation of characterization, qualification and production test solutions. Improves yield and reduces costs while maintaining excellent product quality. Essential Functions: design and develop automated test equipment and bench test solutions (hardware and software) for product characterization, qualification and production of highly integrated ICs; qualify new products for mass production; ensure that products shipped meet specifications and exceed quality goals; develop scripts for pattern generation. Details

Applications Engineer, Silicon Labs. Provides engineering and technical support for product functionalities and features to support internal design teams. Essential Functions: Design and debug demonstration and evaluation boards; create reference designs demonstrating how our products interface to various systems; participate in design validation; provide technical assistance to customers (e.g., assisting a customer in designing and programming parts); work on problems of limited scope. Follow standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained. Details

The Signal Processing and Conversion group at Maxim Integrated headquarters in San Jose, CA is looking for an ADC design engineer. Design mixed-signal circuits such as charge-pumps, comparators, oscillators, high-performance amplifiers, and voltage references. Define circuit performance specifications. Develop and implement characterization and testing plans. Supervise IC layout. Measure and verify circuit performance when IC returns from fab. Perform yield analysis and prepare the IC for production. Provide guidance and support to Hardware/Test Engineers. Details

CAReer - The Talent Program - Service Engineer, Daimler Trucks North America. CAReer - The Talent Program seeks entry-level professionals who have recently graduated to participate in an organization-wide rotational training program before beginning full-time positions with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The main responsibility of the Service Systems & Documentation department is to provide our dealer network with repair procedures, service literature and diagnostic systems to troubleshoot and repair all of our different vehicle models within the different brands of DTNA. This position will focus on the diagnostics systems and diagnostic information development. 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:

  • Officer Candidate opportunities in the Oregon National Guard Officers in the National Guard are decision makers and difference makers. They hold positions of tremendous authority and responsibility for their country, their troops and themselves. The Oregon Guard is looking for exceptional candidates to fill these critical positions: Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) & Officer Candidate School (OCS). Benefits include scholarships, monthly allowances, and educational benefits such as student loan repayment.
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Physical Security Systems IT (HILLSBORO, OR)

 

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