November 13, 2012



A tour of Oregon State University engineering
While down in lovely Corvallis, Oregon, for “Dad’s Weekend” last week, I had the opportunity to tour the Oregon State University engineering labs in search of a Tektronix presence. And indeed I found one. OSU is a strong engineering institution that has a long history of providing talent to Tektronix just 1-½ hours away. EDN

OSU Beaver banner flies over oil rig off Qatar
This is where Jamal Alshamari works, in an offshore oil production station 70 miles east of the coast of Qatar. Alshamari is a 2008 Oregon State University alum in electrical and electronics engineering. The Oregonian


Intel's new supercomputer chip, the Xeon Phi, is the fruit of Hillsboro research
Intel scientists in Germany and India, working with colleagues in Hillsboro, have been pursuing energy-efficient, "multicore" computers through a research project called the "Single-Chip Cloud Computer." The Oregonian


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OSU Theatre kicks off new season with epic Greek tragedy
The Oregon State University Theatre will kick off its 2012-13 season with Sophocles’ epic tragedy, “Oedipus, The King.” Performances will take place Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 18. The cast includes computer science students Andrew Atkinson as the high priest, Kevin Jones as the chorus leader, and Alex Weingarten as the messenger. Details

Leadership Fair
Wednesday, November 14, 10am-2pm, Joyce Powell Leadership Center
Learn About ese Leadership Opportunities: Adelante Leadership Program, Adventure Leadership Institute, Career Services, Center for Civic Engagement, Center for Leadership Development, Diversity Development, Memorial Union Programming Council, OSU Leadership Minor. Details

Bend Startup Weekend
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Do you have a business idea you’ve been kicking around for months but not done anything with it? Don’t miss this event! Your idea could rapidly become the next great Bend business success story. Don’t have any ideas? Don’t worry – just come and join the fun. You never know, you might just end up as the co-founder of that business. No matter what, you will walk away with an incredibly valuable learning experience and have an awesome time – Bend style! This event is about brainstorming ideas, forming teams and collaborating to transform that idea into the beginning of a viable company. To help you achieve this goal, you will have support from some of the best business and technical brains in the Bend community. Details

HUB Workshop: Productivity with Mac and iPad
Monday, November 19, 4-5pm, The HUB {Batcheller 144}
Discover the capabilities of Mac and iPad in education. Explore navigation, productivity, educational apps, and digital textbooks. Session will have interaction elements, come with questions and time will be available for one-on-one help. Details

Increasing Diversity in Earth Sciences undergraduate research program
The Increasing Diversity in the Earth Sciences Program (IDES) is an Oregon-focused mentoring program providing students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds the opportunity to be involved in and explore the Earth Sciences, a field that is so broad it includes students from any major. Students with interests in engineering, law, social science, education, math and community can all find a home in the IDES program. IDES is a two-year program for Juniors and promising Sophomores, in which students are funded while attending summer training in basic Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing and developing projects of interest. Over the remainder of the summer and over the course of the 2-years, students work with mentors on their project/internship. All mentored projects and internships will include a stipend. Details


Thursday, November 15, 4:00 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. “The Disruptive Process of Innovation” presented by Ed Colligan. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, November 19, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. “Applied Machine Learning and Combinatorial Challenges in Gene Regulatory Circuit Identification” presented by Molly Megraw, Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology, Oregon State University. 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

Apple Campus Rep. As an Apple Campus Rep, you’ll host workshops, deliver demos, throw events, and build relationships on campus. You’ll collaborate with the Apple team and your Apple Authorized Campus Store in executing marketing activities to increase adoption of Apple products among students, faculty, and staff on campus. This is a position that takes energy, enthusiasm, commitment, and passion. It takes an understanding of technology and the ability to spread the Apple message. It takes a leader — someone who can inspire peers, collaborate with campus organizations, and get things done. Details

Student Web Developer. We are looking for an undergraduate computer science student to work with Energize Corvallis ( and the Communities Take Charge project ( The student will work closely with representatives from Energize Corvallis and will be responsible for website maintenance and updates for future Communities Take Charge campaigns. The position is part time and will require less than 10 hours/week. Skills Required:  PHP, MySQL, Javascript, HTML. Details

Information Technology Intern, Rentrak. This position is responsible for conducting market research in new and foreign markets in order to help Rentrak understand the culture and needs of emerging consumers in a new area. This role will focus on IT needs and partner with a team of software developers, product managers and other leaders across the company. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: translation of letters or documents into English; support IT team members with duties such as mailings, letters, projects, research and other duties as assigned; support IT team members with functions such as code review, quality assurance or continuous improvement development; assist with daily and monthly releases to make sure new functions work well on the website; assist with business development by researching new areas for media measurement within a new country or culture. 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. Details

Intel Corporation is still accepting applications for 2013 Internships and New Grad opportunities and would like to invite students from your School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to apply, especially as the holidays quickly approach. We offer a broad range of BS, MS and PhD opportunities in the following technical disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science. Details

RoMeLa, the Robotics and Mechanisms Lab at Virginia Tech, would like to advertise several funded MS, PhD, and Post Doc positions for team THOR of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Team THOR is one of seven funded Track-A teams worldwide tasked with designing, building, and testing our own disaster response robot. Our team is looking for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in the areas of Software Design, Dynamics and Controls, Robotics Simulation, Electronics Design / Embedded Systems, Mechanical Design and Fabrication. Details

Applications Manager, Neofocal Systems. The Applications Engineer is responsible for creating application notes, data sheets and demo boards, as well as providing clear and constructive feedback to the design team at Neofocal. The ability to work independently and as a team player on simultaneous projects with compressed timelines is important. Also, this is a highly collaborative role within a small startup, so the ability to communicate clearly and maintain positive internal relationships is paramount. Details

Software Engineer, FEI. If you are passionate about scientific computing, dedicated to quality software, and pragmatic about problem solving, we'd love to hear from you. While domain expertise and strong technical skills are always desired, we tend to weigh "really smart", "highly productive", and "dedicated to developing quality products" more heavily than any specific skill set or degree. And we expect a strong desire to collaborate with application specialists and/or customers to use their in-depth knowledge of required scientific calculations, the purpose and application of existing or developing SW solutions. Details

Web Developer, Lead Lizard. Lead Lizard is looking for a Digital Solutions Architect, a junior web production position. The ideal candidate has demonstrated skills in JS and HTML, and is eager to learn and improve in a team environment. The candidate will need to prove that he/she can learn marketing automation software quickly, learn from mistakes and execute tasks efficiently. Produce and deliver marketing collateral as assigned by the Account Manager. Collateral may include: HTML, JavaScript, reports, emails, landing pages, or forms built within marketing automation software. Become fluent in Eloqua, Marketo, Pardot, and additional CRM and marketing automation software. Become fluent in Lead Lizard's processes and tools, including task-tracking software and QA software. Details

Join one of Intel's leading CPU design groups! In this position, you will be responsible to research, design, develop, and test leading Intel CPU's. Your responsibilities may include but not be limited to design of various High Speed I/Os, PLLs, clocking elements and Regulators. Will be responsible for the complete performance analysis, noise, power and reliability verification of the design. Candidates should have a strong background in analog design with either a BS/MS/Ph.D in Electrical/Computer Engineering. Details

Software Engineer 1 Systems and Embedded - New Grad, National Instruments. As an NI Software Engineer I, you will enjoy the unique opportunity to take ownership of your products and be involved in all aspects of the product development cycle. Software Engineers find that NI’s relaxed and stimulating work environment, which includes working in small feature-focused teams, fosters the type of engineering innovation that leads to our many award-winning products. Software Engineers have the opportunity to work on projects such as compilers, application user interfaces, visualization graphics, development tools, and application frameworks. Details

Interaction Designer, National Instruments. National Instruments is seeking an Interaction Designer to help define a human-centered software application experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for detail, innovation and usability. S/he should feel comfortable working in a team-oriented environment. Interaction Designers collaborate frequently with UX leads, other designers, usability specialists, product managers, and engineers to implement designs in an agile/scrum software development environment. Details

Program Manager for Adaptive Technology, Oregon State University. The Adaptive Technology Program Manager will provide leadership in technology access issues related to web and other technological resources; provide technical support and training for the various hardware and software involved in the delivery of services; provide leadership for the Alternative Formats and Video Captioning programs; and works with faculty and staff to determine technological interventions that assist in maintaining an accessible learning environment. Details

Artificial Intelligence position, JPL. The Artificial Intelligence Group and the Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology are seeking candidates at the BA/BS, MA/MS and PhD level to work on fundamental research problems and unique software applications in spacecraft autonomy, scientific data analysis, mission operations automation, and onboard analysis for real-time decisions. Openings in the following areas of research and development exist: planning & scheduling, multi-agent systems, operations research, pattern recognition, data mining, machine learning, and data fusion. Responsibilities for these openings range from research program development to software design and development, with numerous opportunities to immediately contribute to space mission operations and development. 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

FY13 Graduate Engineer, HP. Designs portions of engineering solutions utilizing multiple engineering disciplines for products, systems, software, and solutions based on established engineering principles and in accordance with development technology practices and guidelines. Develops and implements parameters and test plans for existing designs, including validation of mechanical, electrical, software, and other engineering specifications and requirements. Collaborates and communicates with internal and outsourced development partners on engineering design and development. Participates as a member of project team of other engineers and internal and outsourced development partners to develop reliable, cost effective and high quality solutions for low to moderately complex products. Details

Senior Systems Administrator, The Corvallis Clinic. The Senior System Administrator’s role is to manage and tune in-house data center components to ensure high levels of availability and security of the supported business applications. This individual also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with company goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements. In addition this individual will also be responsible for ensure that all system documentation is accurate and up to date. Details

IT Infrastructure & Support Manager, The Corvallis Clinic. Manages the technology and operations of the IT infrastructure and customer service function, including desktop/laptop, telephone systems, mobile devices, server, network, and first-level application support. Directly manages system administrators, network engineers, desktop technicians, and help desk staff. Details

Assistant Director, Information Technology Services, Oregon State University Foundation. The ideal candidate for this position brings a comprehensive knowledge of programming techniques and protocols, relational databases, and data structures, values and understands the need for documentation at multiple levels, is a good listener, can effectively communicate with a diverse group, and values and models collaboration. Details

Electrical/Hdwr Engineer V, Hewlett-Packard. Designs, analyzes, develops, modifies and evaluates electrical/electronic parts, components, sub-systems, algorithms, or integrated circuitry for electrical/electronic equipment and other hardware systems. Conducts feasibility studies, design margin and validation analyses and empirical testing on new and modified designs. Assists in architecture development and assessment. Evaluates reliability of materials, properties, designs, and techniques used in production. May direct support personnel in the preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication. Details

Operating Systems - Network Analyst, Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position joins a team of system and application administrators to support and maintain Linux servers running administrative applications for the university. This position also supports the University's identity management processes by maintaining user accounts and related information for students, faculty, staff and university associates accessing computing resources. User accounts are managed with a combination of manual and automated processes. Details

Analyst Programmer, Graduate School, Oregon State University. The position is a limited term (2 years) engagement and will primarily provide programming support for the development of graduate administrative software to be developed on the Salesforce platform. The successful candidate will have significant programming and Oracle or similar database experience, a strong desire to learn, enjoyment in researching and resolving technical issues in any medium, and enjoy interacting with and supporting a broad and diverse customer set with varying technical abilities. These will be detailed, thorough, and persistent. 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:

  • Good Technology Featured Announcement Good Technology has Business, Sales, Engineering, and Programming positions available at many of their offices Nationwide.
  • Maxim Integrated is Hiring! Maxim Integrated is actively accepting applications for a wide range of Engineering, Programming, and Computer Science related positions. Maxim Integrated had offices located in California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and Oregon.
  • Life Technologies | Developer (Carlsbad, California); Software Testing Engineer (Foster City, California)


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