November 20, 2012

IN THE NEWS

Medical vital-sign monitoring reduced to the size of a postage stamp
Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs, with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in high volumes and cost less than a quarter. “Current technology allows you to measure these body signals using bulky, power-consuming, costly instruments,” said Patrick Chiang, an associate professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. OSU News release, UPI, Science Daily, KVAL, RedOrbit, Medgadget, News-Medical.Net, Eureka! Science News, theengineer.co.uk, Oregon Daily Emerald, GeekWire, Big News Network.com, New Electronics, Knovel

Oregon State University engineers develop tiny, inexpensive chip to monitor vital signs
Call them toys or call them training tools, electronic fitness monitors can offer intriguing insight into everything from the rate at which your heart beats to the number of steps you take or calories you expend over the course of the day. The Oregonian

Coos Bay considers 70-foot urban wind turbines
For large turbines, residents would have to show that noise would be minimal, viewsheds would not be disturbed and the device would meet tough safety standards. Restrictions would be reduced for smaller devices. "The thing people are most concerned about is the visual impact," said Ted Brekken. `If your neighbor puts up a 70-foot wind turbine, that is as high as a seven story building." Corvallis Gazette-Times, KVAL

Ocean Wave Energy Technology and Oregon’s Process
Oregon is leveraging its natural, economic and human capital through strategic alliances.In 2005, Oregon’s Governor, Ted Kulongoski, and the legislature brought together more than 50 leaders from the private sector, the state’s four research universities and government to create a new way to do business. TriplePundit.com

Students win coding event
Early this month, five students from Crescent Valley High School, Aaron Celeste, Fauzi Kliman, Damian Kulp, Gabriel Kulp, and Towaki Takikawa, traveled to Portland for CodeDay Portland. The team was challenged to create great mobile phone applications in 25 hours (noon to noon). The Raiders teamed up with four Oregon State University students, Cezary Wojcik, Chance Zibolski, Hamzah Khan and Isaac Archer, and together the team won the Best Mobile App award. The end result is a game that can run in any web browser or on any smart phone browser. Corvallis Gazette-Times

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Job Outlook 2013: Plans for Salary Increases Dip, Signing Bonuses Climb
While the percentage of employers with plans to increase starting salaries to bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2013 has dipped slightly this year, the percentage of employers expecting to offer signing bonuses has bumped up, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 report. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2013
This annual competition challenges college students to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today's world. Since 1989, The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics has encouraged students to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and develop rational arguments for ethical action. We hope you will encourage full-time juniors and seniors at your institution to compete in this contest. Awards are granted up to $5,000. The deadline for the contest is December 3, 2012 by 5pm PST. 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

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows
KSTF’s programs are designed to help reverse the current national trend that sees approximately half of all secondary teachers leave the field within five years. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $175,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credential program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. By empowering science and mathematics teachers to be effective in the classroom, KSTF helps deliver enriched educational experiences to students and, in the long run, ensures a stronger, healthier and more competitive nation. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Friday, November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (HP Campus, Building 11). “The Entrepreneur’s Role” presented by Ravi Sinha, OSU Strategy and Entrepreneurship. This series aims to connect researchers, both faculty and students, with information and access to resources, networks and facilities that are transforming innovative research at OSU into real-world products and services. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Friday, November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1001. Distinguished Seminar Series: “Engineering the Future: A New Era of Computing” presented by Rani N. Borkar, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Architecture Development Group. 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 Web Application Developer, OSU Valley Library. The main responsibilities of the position include: working on new or existing Library Web applications using a variety of open source standards and experimental technologies; mobile Web development; working with customers to assess needs and deliver tools. Details

Signal Integrity Intern, Intel Labs. The main responsibilities and duties of this internship position include testing of the PCB channel, validation of modulator equivalent circuit model for optical-RF signal interaction, parameter extraction and correlation for photodetector measurements. In addition, the intern is expected to assist electrical testing for test platform development. Finally, the intern is expected to perform high-speed simulations using standard software such as HFSS and ADS. Candidates must be graduate students in Master or Ph.D. program in electrical engineering or a close field. Details

Software Engineer, Intel. We are seeking a passionate and strong engineer to join the VP COE in developing Virtual Platforms for future generations of Intel products. Virtual Platforms combine SW simulation models and various innovative HW acceleration technologies, including virtualization, emulation, FPGA, and test chips, to optimize the balance between speed and accuracy for a variety of use cases. Today’s primary use cases are pre-silicon software development, system level power & performance analysis, architecture exploration, verification and validation. Intel's VP COE is a research and development team that has full lifecycle responsibility for the Virtual Platforms solutions accelerating time-to-market for Intel’s forthcoming SoC products. Details

Front End Web Developer, ScavaTec. ScavaTec, a mobile / cloud based application developer located in Corvallis, Oregon has an immediate opening for an experienced front end web developer. The front end web developer will be responsible for developing new features for our existing web application. Refactoring of existing code may be required. Work will initially be project based with the possibility of full time employment as our business grows. Details

Information Technology Consultant, Recreational Sports, Oregon State University. The Information Technology Consultant directs all aspects of the department's primary database management system, RecTrac/WebTrac, as well as assists with several other information technology-based systems. Projects are varied and open ended. It is a service based position that is very collaborative with department staff, university support, vendors, and members. The individual also manages equipment associated with technology that supports the department. Details

Analyst Programmer, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position joins a staff of database managers and system administrators providing Oracle database administration and management for the core university administrative systems. Additionally, this position will be responsible for support and maintain Linux and Windows servers running administrative applications for the University serving the State of Oregon. Details

Analyst Programmer, Information Services - Enterprise Computing Services, Oregon State University. This position joins a staff of database managers and application administrators providing Oracle, Apache and Tomcat application support, as well as Oracle database administration and management for the core university administrative systems. Additionally, this position will be responsible for support and maintain Linux and Windows servers running administrative applications for the University serving the State of Oregon. 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.
  • EdgeLink | IT Manager (Portland, OR); .NET Software Design Engineer (Mcminnville, OR)
  • Mentor Graphics Corporation | S/W Engineer (Longmont, CO); Corporate Patent Attorney (Wilsonville, OR)
  • Kaiser Permanente | Business Analyst-Intermediate (Alameda, CA); IT - PACS Administrator I
    (Walnut Creek, CA); Associate Java Applications Developer (Lake Oswego, OR); Graduate Level Informatics Internship (Oakland, CA); Associate Application Developer (Lake Oswego, OR); Technology Risk Undergrad Intern (Oakland, CA)
  • Tektronix | Quality Engineer (Compliance) (Beaverton, OR); Software Engineer (Beaverton, OR; Hardware Engineer (Beaverton, OR); Test Engineer - Internship (Beaverton, OR); Hardware Design Engineer (Power Systems) - Internship (Beaverton, OR)
  • Workday, Inc. | Java Test Engineer - Systems Verification (Pleasanton, CA); QA Engineer - Financial Reporting (Salt Lake City, UT); QA Engineer, Compensation (Pleasanton, CA); College Programs Manager (Pleasanton, CA)
  • Micron Technology, Inc. | Intern System Compatibility - Corporate Engineering (Boise, ID); Firmware Test Intern (San Jose, CA); Intern Signal Integrity - Corporate Engineering (Boise, ID); Thin Films Process Development-Intern (Boise, ID); Intern Software Engineer (Beaverton, OR)
  • State of Oregon | Software Developer Intern (Beaverton, OR); Mid To Senior .Net Developer (Portland, OR); Sharepoint / Infopath Developer (Portland, OR); Jaspersoft Developer (Portland, OR); Dynamics Ax Developer (Portland, OR); Python / Django Developer Portland, OR); Java Developer (Portland, OR); Websphere Commerce Server Senior / Lead Developer (Portland, OR)
  • Maxim Integrated Products | Member of Technical Staff, IC Design (North Chelmsford, MA); Associate Member Technical Staff, IC Design New College... (North Chelmsford, MA); Digital Design Engineering Intern (Dallas, TX); Member of Technical Staff (San Jose, CA); Test Engineer - New College Graduate (Chandler, AZ); Patent Attorney -- IP and Contracts (San Jose, CA); Sensor Fusion Algorithm and Software Engineer (San Jose, CA); Circuit Design Engineer (San Jose, CA); AMTS Digital Designer (San Jose, CA); Characterization Engineering Internship (Colorado Springs, CO); Product Engineer/Characterization Internship (Hillsboro, OR)
  • VMWare, Inc | Multiple Openings (Beaverton, OR)
  • Marin Software | Senior Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Senior Product Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Senior Software Engineer (Portland, OR); Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Principal Software Engineer, Platform (San Francisco, CA); MySQL Database Engineer (San Francisco, CA); Front End Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)
  • TriMet Public Transportation | Software Systems Engineer V - CCS/FCN (Portland, OR); Software Developer (Portland, OR)
  • Con-Way Freight | Software Engineer (Portland, OR)
  • Salesforce.com | Associate Software Quality Engineer (San Francisco, CA); AMTS, Java Performance Automation and Tools Developer (San Francisco, CA); Senior Software Engineer, Chatter (Seattle, WA); Senior Software Engineer, Chatter (Portland, OR); Summer Intern - Java Performance Automation and Tools... (San Francisco, CA); Summer Intern - Software Developer (San Francisco, CA)
  • David Evans and Associates | Network Administrator (Portland, OR); Database Administrator (Portland, OR); Software Programmer: ASP, C#, JavaScript (Portland, OR); Jr. Electrical Engineer (Pittsburgh, PA); VMware Infrastructure Engineer (Portland, OR); Senior Web Developer - Sharepoint (Portland, OR); Peoplesoft Developer (Portland, OR); Software Programmer III - Enterprise Applications... (Portland, OR); Ruby Developer (Vancouver, WA); Systems Administrator - Citrix (Portland, OR)
  • Insitu, Inc | Systems Engineering-Software (Hood River, OR); Senior Propulsion Engineer (Hood River, OR); Systems Engineer-Electronics & Software (Hood River, OR); Information Security Analyst (Hood River, OR)

 

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