December 11, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The College of Engineering scholarship application for 2013-2014 is now OPEN
DO NOT miss the opportunity to get financial assistance with your studies this coming year. You have the ability to work on the application at your own pace, save changes, and edit your application. Do NOT forget to submit your online application by the February 1 deadline. “In progress” applications will not be reviewed. Details

IN THE NEWS

Electricity From Ocean Waves
A few miles off the coast of Newport, OR there is a machine that turns ocean waves into the kind of power you can use in your home. The Weather Channel has a look at how Oregon State University & a New Zealand company called WET-NZ are trying to bring this emerging green energy to market. The Weather Channel

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

3 hot tech jobs with rising salaries
Salaries are rising for candidates who can help organizations leverage new technologies to increase efficiencies, gain business insights and produce superior customer experiences. Puget Sound Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Monte-Carlo Methods for Artificial Intelligence: A Short Course
Following the previous year’s highly successful short course, the National Science Foundation and Oregon State University are sponsoring another all-expenses paid short course on Monte Carlo algorithms. The goal is to get undergraduate students interested in artificial intelligence research. The course runs from March 18-22, and applications are due by December 20, 2012. Details

CMD-IT (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology) Undergraduate Student Competition
Looking for a project over winter break? CMD-IT is sponsoring a competition to describe a computer science project that could be done in a first year CS class that would be exciting to students underrepresented in IT. Two years ago one of our OSU CS students wrote up an idea during winter break and won! Any undergraduate student (or a team of students) can enter. More info at: http://www.cmd-it.org/workshops/IntroProjects2012.

Alternative Spring Break in Bluefields, Nicaragua with blueEnergy
blueEnergy in a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that offers a unique year round 1-12 week internship program for undergraduate and graduate students, and we are excited to offer this special Spring Break trip for students. blueEnergy provides students with a first hand look at the internal operations and in the field projects of an international NGO. Details

Community Based Environmental Project Support
Raindrops to Refuge is a small non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating sustainable community actions. I am reaching out to Oregon State University with an opportunity for engineering students to support a project our organization is interested in executing. This opportunity would provide real world experience, and possible internship opportunities. We would like to build an application that allows high school and other students the ability to record and review water quality data from an iPhone and/or Android phone. Our organization utilizes the help of local schools and students to perform field studies while educating them on the importance of their watershed. Details

ULTIMATE CALL OF DUTY®: BLACK OPS II COLLEGE COMPETITION
Support Oregon State in this battle for bragging rights and the latest cutting-edge NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX hardware donations for our school! Wildcard voting is now open, and Oregon State is in second place! This is your chance to have your college of choice participate in the Call of Duty Rivalries competition. Vote daily through December 11.

CS/Chemistry Project/ Undergraduate/Graduate Research Opportunity
The PHYC lab in the Chemistry Department at OSU applies computations to rationalize and predict chemical reactions. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic CS students to assist in the coding of a molecular modeling software accelerated by CUDA. Interested students will work closely with current chemistry graduate students in the PHYC group. Programming experience in C++, Python, and CUDA desired. Details

Collaboration Project
I am looking for a collaborator on a project with someone who is experienced within the computer science major, preferably someone at least in their Junior year. This project will involve creating a basic Facebook app that requires a database for storing uploaded statistics and a UI for displaying/modifying that information, and working with a customer that is relatively unfamiliar with programming. This will be useful for anyone looking to gain experience and add to their portfolio. Please contact me for further details. You may contact me by email at corbin.davey@hotmail.com

Microsoft Webinar Series- Windows 8 App and Game Development
Tuesday, Dec 11 4:30PM PST
Interns created Windows 8 Apps and so can you! Microsoft sold over 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the first month. Get a piece of the biggest proposition ever! Learn about design, development skills, cool platform features, the free tools you need to get started, how to get published, and paid! …Plus, it looks great on a resume. Details

CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring
Become a Professional Web Developer by taking CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring Winter term. The course will focus on:

  • Tagging in HTML 5
  • Styling in CSS 3
  • Graphic Design techniques
  • Basics of PHP and MySQL connectivity
  • Incorporating JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery and API functions
  • Configuring Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM)

In just 10 weeks, you'll build a professional-level web site for the topic of your choice, incorporating modern functions such as secure forms, embedded media, custom maps, microformats, RSS/XML feeds, and e-commerce. Sign up right away!

4 Computer Science credits, 11 weeks. Taught on campus.
Basic HTML experience needed, though CS 195 is a better prerequisite.
Contact the Instructor at pam.vanlonden@oregonstate.edu
541-737-8627

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Three AfterCollege Scholarships Available: December 31st Deadline
Winter Break Student Scholarship: (1) $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP – open to all majors, no essay required. Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship: (1) $500 SCHOLARSHIP – available only to current electrical engineering students. Engineering Student Scholarship: (1) $500 scholarship – available to all engineering students. Details

IBM Raviv Postdoctoral Fellowship Jin Computer Science and Computer Engineering
IBM will offer one postdoctoral fellowship to a recent Ph.D. who shows exceptional promise for a research career in computer science or computer engineering. The fellowship will be for one year, with an opportunity for IBM to renew for an additional year conditional on funding availability. The stipend will be highly competitive, and will include reasonable moving and travel expenses. A candidate must have received a Ph.D. degree between January 2009 and August 2013. Depending on proposed collaborations, the Fellow will spend most of his/her time at one of IBM’s worldwide research laboratories. The Fellow will be free to follow his/her own research interests, but is expected to work closely with other IBM researchers. Applicants are encouraged to identify IBM Research groups working in their area of interest. Application deadline: January 6, 2013. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, December 14, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Mohamed Amer, "Heirarchical Graphical Models for Activity Recognition in Videos." Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Alan Fern, Bechir Hamdaoui, Huaping Liu; GCR: Alex Greaney. Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Smart Environments, Washington State University
REU participants will assist in designing smart environments. In particular, participants will perform hands-on research on topics including design of sensor networks, middleware, machine learning algorithms, and automation algorithms, and will investigate applications of smart environments to health monitoring and energy conservation. Most research ideas will be tested using two on-campus smart environments. Application deadline: March 4. Details

Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU REU), University of Arizona
Undergraduates of all levels with any interest in optics, electronics, physics, materials science, or engineering. Participating institutions: University of Arizona, Tucson; University of California, San Diego; University of California Berkeley, Berkeley; Columbia University, New York; University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, Colorado State University
The Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Science and Technology is soliciting applications for summer undergraduate research positions. Successful applicants will collaborate with faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge EUV research projects. The EUV ERC is a partnership between Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Students participating in the REU program can choose among projects underway at all four institutions. Application deadline: March 2. Details

Nanoscale Science & Engineering, Northwestern University
The REU is held for a nine-week period each summer. Participants engage in full-time research on a nanotechnology-related topic. At the end of the summer, each student completes a substantive research paper that is then submitted for publication in Nanoscape — the first undergraduate journal of nanotechnology in the country. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, majoring in the physical sciences or engineering, with at least one year left to complete their degree. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Engineering the Grid, North Carolina State University
NC State University at Raleigh, North Carolina hosts a 10-week summer research program for outstanding rising junior and senior undergraduate students. We offer research experiences to work on topics related to energy storage, semiconductor power electronics, electrical sub-systems, solar and photovoltaic systems, processing issues related to fabrication of solar arrays and semiconductor power devices, in addition to education. Under this program, undergraduates from other institutions work with faculty mentors and graduate students representing a variety of exciting research areas. Application deadline: March 10. Details

Research Experience for Undergraduate on Smart UAVs, Auburn University
With computing getting so inexpensive and so lightweight, we can equip unmanned aerial vehicles with enough intelligence to autonomously and efficiently fly to perform missions too “dull, dirty, or dangerous” for manned aircraft. Besides military applications, a growing number of civil applications such as search and rescue, firefighting, or pipeline surveillance/inspection. The REU students will in a first phase contribute to autonomously fly six to twelve UAVs in a limited air space to fulfill different kinds of missions. Application deadline: March 1. Details

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT), University of California Santa Cruz
The 9-week research projects are in areas of IT-based Integrative System Design, including Sensor Systems, Assistive and Rehabilitative Systems, and Computer Systems. Applicants indicate their desired areas of research, and we will do our best to match students with their top choices. Application deadline: February 15. 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.

Did you know having an on-line resume is just as important as having one on paper? If you are looking for an internship or job this summer, start building your professional network by joining the Oregon State University EECS Alums
Group on LinkedIn. Any EECS student (or alum) can join!

For more tips on how to find a job or internship, visit
http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-students/opportunities-involvement/internships-jobs

Student Web developer, Oregon State University. We are looking for a student worker who has technical aptitude with programming and is also a good communicator. The Professional and Noncredit Education group is an exciting place to work for students as there are many opportunities to build your portfolio and learn from experienced programmers while doing it. Ideally, candidate will have skills with Javascript and HTML. Other client-side programming skills or familiarity with Drupal are desired. Details

Student Tech I, Technology Support Services. Technology Support Services, a unit of OSU’s Information Services, includes the Community Network, OSU Computer Helpdesk, software distribution and software site license coordination. The purpose of Technology Support Services is to help you find answers. Details

College Engineer/Design Intern, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis. You will participate with other members of our R&D teams to drive new technology development, implementation, innovation and cost effective next generation printing, imaging, and MEMS technologies for our partners and customers. Details

2013 Summer Intel Internship, Intel. The successful candidate’s primary job will involve studying different strategies how to model and interface radiation transport tools with circuit simulators to allow for a fast and accurate simulation of soft error rates (SER). The intern is expected to have a solid background in radiation-induced soft errors and should be experienced in running circuit simulations. Details

The College of Engineering’s Marketing Communications Group is seeking a Marketing Communications Graduate Assistant beginning winter 2013. This 0.49 FTE (20 hours/week) position extends to the remainder of the 2012-13 academic year. The Marketing Communications Graduate Assistant creates contents and maintains the College of Engineering website and blog; assists with IT side of marketing communications projects as assigned by the Marketing Communications Specialist; periodically designs marketing materials; and provides the graduate students’ perspective on marketing activities. Details

SerDes Characterization Engineer, Avago Technologies. Member of a high powered mixed-signal team responsible for Gigahertz board design, Signal integrity modeling, and electrical characterization of our state of the art SerDes interfaces for Storage, Networking, Imaging, and Computing applications covering 1Gbps to >25 Gbps data rates. Works closely with fellow team members and designers to characterize and debug high performance SerDes, and developing method, processes, programs, and board for such testing. Specific duties could include, but are not limited to setting up characterization equipment, methods, and software; turn-on and characterization of circuits, demonstrating capabilities to customers, assisting customers with system turn-on, documentation, and influencing mixed-signal SerDes designs in 65nm, 40nm, 28nm and 20nm process technologies. Details

Signal Integrity Engineer, Avago Technologies. The applicant would become a member of a high-powered worldwide team responsible for designing custom enterprise-networking ASIC packages and systems. The candidate will oversee and/or perform SI modeling and simulation for new ASIC package designs. A qualified candidate is expected to understand signal integrity issues for high-speed digital applications, and apply this knowledge to ASIC package designs. Candidate should be a self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environments and employs creative problem solving. Details

Design Automation Engineer, Avago Technologies. We are looking for an individual to join the team of design and software engineers to develop and evolve our Linux-based IC physical design system. If you have expertise in the area of software development within the Linux environment, we'd like to talk to you about a position within our dedicated team of CAE/CAD technologists located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Responsibilities may include: integrating commercial EDA tools and configurations into proprietary design platform; develop and support proprietary EDA tools for high performance IP and ASIC circuit design. Details

PC Board Design Engineer, Avago Technologies. Avago Technologies is seeking a strong and versatile PCB Engineer to contribute to high-speed, > 25Gbps SerDes Printed Circuit Boards. PCB designs will demonstrate and characterize Avago’s ASIC IP. The applicant would become a member of a high-powered worldwide team responsible for designing custom enterprise-networking ASICs. The candidate will have engineering responsibility for the design, fabrication, assembly, and validation of several PCB designs. A qualified candidate is expected to understand the fundamentals of PCB design, fabrication and assembly, and have knowledge of signal integrity fundamentals for high-speed digital applications. Candidate should be a self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environments and employs creative problem solving. Details

ASIC Design Engineer, Avago Technologies. Be part of the IC team within Avago Technologies ASIC Products Division in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Where we create CMOS ASIC's for industry leading Networking, Computing, and Storage products. The candidate for this position will have hands on experience taking innovative integrated circuit designs at speeds exceeding 1GHz from concept through product release. You will be responsible for customer communications, floor planning, routing, timing, physical integration of custom logic (SerDes, memories, I/O, etc.), and physical verification of complex high speed ASICs. Details

SerDes Design Engineer, Avago Technologies. Member of a high caliber worldwide mixed-signal team responsible for our state of the art SerDes interfaces for Storage, Networking, and Computing applications covering 1Gbps to >28 Gbps data rates. Works closely with fellow team members to create high performance, high quality SerDes working from specification through design, characterization, and release to production. Specific duties could include, but are not limited to, designing complex, high performance custom & semi-custom mixed-signal circuits, simulation (verilog, spice, and mixed-mode), validation, optimization, documentation, layout and debug of such devices in 40nm and 28nm process technologies and beyond. Duties could also include interfacing with Avago's internal and external partners/customers providing technical information and understanding integration requirements. Strong command of FET (Spice) level mixed-signal circuit design is important to success in this position. Details

Entry Level Storage Firmware Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Houston. HP’s Industry Standard Server and Software(ISS) is seeking a highly dynamic and motivated entry level firmware engineer to join  the Smart Storage Team. You will work in a tightly collaborative team within a fast-paced stimulating environment to develop the next generation HP Smart Array Controllers, a key component of HP’s flagship Proliant Servers. This position is especially appropriate for recent college graduates with tremendously huge career growth potential. Our excellent training/monitoring will accelerate the utilization of your expertise to solve real-world engineering problems, while achieving your career goals. Details

FY13 Graduate Engineer, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis. Ability to apply intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve a variety of common business issues. Works on problems/projects of moderately complex scope. Exercises independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action. Acts as an informed team member providing analysis of information and limited project direction input. Follows established guidelines and interprets policies. Evaluates unique circumstances and makes recommendations. Details

Electrical Hardware Engineer, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis. 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

R&D Engineering Student Intern, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis. 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

Entry Level Software Designer, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis. 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

CMOS Analog Circuit Designer, Hewlett-Packard - Corvallis. 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

Intern & Fulltime Software Development opportunities at Microsoft. We are actively recruiting for our fulltime and intern software development positions and are looking for students who are: B.S., M.S., and PhD students; pursuing studies and/or research in areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar field; deeply passionate about technology and making an impact in the world. Details

MS level position in SER lab, Intel. Must be a recent college graduate; must be graduating with a Bachelor or Masters degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Applied Physics or Physics; experience with handling and repairing of electronic devices in a lab environment; basic understanding of device physics and circuits; minimum of 1 year of experience in programming (C or C++ or perl or TLC or Python); willing to travel. Details

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