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January 14, 2013

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

Top Engineering Students to Square Off at Cornell Cup USA by Intel
This spring, the best and the brightest among U.S. college engineering students will return to Walt Disney World to show off their creations at the second annual Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel. This year’s competition will feature 30 teams from 18 institutions throughout the country, including two from Oregon State University. Newswise

OEDb.org Releases 2013 Online College Rankings
The 2013 Online College Rankings from the Open Education Database (OEDb) recognize the top U.S. colleges that offer online learning for undergraduate degree programs in nursing, psychology, business administration, marketing, accounting, education, paralegal studies, criminal justice, computer science, IT, and graphic design. This year, OEDb calculated 11 different program rankings to reflect the tremendous growth in online education and provide more guidance for students in their intended area of study. The top winners of 2013 include: Computer Science: Oregon State University. Yahoo!Finance

New dean of engineering looks to uphold the college’s structure, quality
Sandra Woods, an Oregon State University faculty member from 1984 to 2001 is back at OSU as dean of the College of Engineering. Woods comes to OSU from Colorado State University, where she served as dean of the College of Engineering, head of the department of civil and environmental engineering, and interim vice provost. She has a background in environmental engineering, with a focus on the fate of contaminants in the environment. The Daily Barometer

OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers Needed for OSU FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition
The OSU Robotics Club is hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition on Saturday, February 2nd. We need your help to make this competition a success! There will be over 20 teams competing, and we need judges, referees, inspectors, time keepers, and more. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch on the day of the competition. To learn about the competition, different volunteer positions, and sign up, please visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGphWkZ0VjBINEdhMnVRMkFRTXhnM2c6MQ#gid=0 or email Tim Lykins (lykinst at onid.orst.edu) with questions.

Upcoming IEEE Events

IEEE General Meeting
Friday, January 11, 12pm, KEC 1007
Come join IEEE for the first general meeting of Winter 2013! IEEE is the premier international organization for Electrical and Computer Engineering. Your local student chapter is excited to have as many students as possible be involved in all that we do. Come find out more!

IEEE Rockets! Meeting
Wednesday, January 16, 5pm, KEC 1007
Come join IEEE and be part of the new Rockets! sub group. We will be building small rockets and data logging abilities. We need people of all levels and experience. Come find out more. If you are and IEEE member supplies are half price!

Slide Rules and Root Beer Floats
Thursday January 17, 12pm
Come join IEEE for our first ever Slide Rule and Root Beer Float event! We are supplying the slide rules and the root beer floats so its free to you. Come spend some time socializing and learning about slide rulers.

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

The Importance of Improving: The value of keeping an organization healthy, growing and competitive
College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Lecture
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM, LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium
Jon DeVaan, Senior Vice President Windows Development, Microsoft
As corporate vice president of Windows Development, Jon DeVaan manages the engineering team responsible for creating Microsoft Windows. One of the earliest programmers on Microsoft Excel, the Oregon State alumnus has helped develop the fundamental engineering practices used across Microsoft. A 28-year veteran of the company, he has worked in the Windows, Windows Server, Desktop Applications Office and TV Divisions. Jon will share what he has learned throughout his career about the importance of improving. Details

Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge
The Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge provides free software, in-depth instructional materials for students, and access to real-time support for building an app. Students who get even a simple app published to the store by January 20, 2013 will not only have learned some valuable skills and established real “street cred,” but will get a $100 gift card from Microsoft to help sweeten the deal. Details

Willamette Startup Weekend
January 25th, 26th and 27th, Kearney Hall, Oregon State University
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes. Details

Education Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech
Monday, January 28, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Bexell 416
The Road Show is a free event designed for college students & alumni who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field. Recent graduates of the college's technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to discuss career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into "a day in the life.” Details

BIS@OSU Meet-the-Firms Nite
Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, CH2M HILL Alumni Center
The BIS Council, Students in Information Management Club and the Career Success Center (CSC) will host information technology professionals from all backgrounds to share information about the variety of opportunities available for students with a BIS, CS or CIS degree. Students will meet individuals and companies in a career fair format. Each company will have a table / booth / space to set up and meet with students. Details

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Aligning Forces for Quality Games to Generate Data Challenge
The competitive program challenges developers to create game applications that generate healthcare-quality data that can be used to improve health and health care. The Games Challenge is the second in a series of innovation competitions sponsored by the foundation through its AF4Q initiative. The first "app challenge" focused on creating applications to improve patient access to healthcare-quality information. In the new game challenge, competing developers will build on data from RWJF's AF4Q initiative, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, and other databases to create game applications that engage patients and health providers in generating new quality data. In addition, the Game Challenge requires participating developers to provide a means for the data generated to be directed toward healthcare improvement. Submission Deadline: February 22, 2013. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

2013 Google-SVA Scholarship
Student Veterans of America & Google have partnered to provide eight (8) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans via SVA's network! Eligible students must be pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in Computer Science, or a closely related field. These student veterans have the potential to usher in a new generation of American progress and to address some of our nation's most pressing needs. This partnership will support the tech-savvy professionals that are well equipped to answer the challenges of tomorrow. The 2013 Google-SVA Scholarship application will close March 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Details

Microsoft College Scholarships
Microsoft is excited to be offering scholarships for the 2013–2014 academic year. At Microsoft, we want to encourage students from groups currently under-represented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. While all candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility may apply, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students or students with disabilities. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted. Students must be enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline, such as math or physics, with a demonstrated interest in computer science. The student must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0. We will target announcing scholarship recipients by March 1st, 2013.  Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, January 14, 4:00-4:50 pm, KEC 1001. "Analysis of the developing heart" presented by Cindy Grimm, Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University. Details

Tuesday, January 15, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Resource management in networks: Performance and Security Issues" presented by Srikanth Krishnamurthy, University of California, Riverside. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry Summer Research Program
The CSMC Summer Research Program for undergraduates is an 8 week summer research program in sustainable materials science. Research positions are available in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering. At the start of the summer, students attend a one week tutorial called the Sustainable Materials Research Training (SMaRT) Camp at the University of Oregon. After SMaRT Camp, students perform cutting edge research at one of the CSMC host labs (Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Washington University, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Rutgers). Details

Undergraduate Summer Research - Texas A&M Engineering
The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites students from your program to apply for the 2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program. During this summer research experience, participants work closely with faculty members on current or individual research projects, attend development and GRE workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience, and submit a final written report describing the results of their research. Details

Summer Research at UC Berkeley
Each summer, motivated students from diverse backgrounds with interests in nanotechnology and nanoscience are matched with a Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) lab to work on a project as part of a research team. Research areas include labs in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, and bioengineering. Application Deadline: February 1. Details

Nebraska Summer Research Program
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to quality mentoring and research projects. We limit our summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors. Since each program has several Summer Research Program scholars, you'll have peers and colleagues in which to share your educational experience with. Programs for 2013 and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Nanomaterials and Nanoscience, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Summer Research in Tennessee
The University of Tennessee’s NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center studies electric power transmission and is currently recruiting for its Summer 2013 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The program is an eight-week residential experience offered to engineering students with an interest in research. Student projects will investigate: power systems, power electronics and drives, alternative energy sources, cyber security & smart grid, energy storage, control and communication, power transmission, large data analytics and visualization, distributed and collaborative visualization, power market structures, fault resiliency through robust collaboration among local controllers. Application deadline: March 22. Details

Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) at UC Berkeley, MIT, and Stanford
The E3S Summer Research Program is an intensive 9-week, paid internship that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Application deadline: February 1. Details

Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) is an integrated research, education, and technology transfer center funded. The Center is developing technologies to revolutionize lighting that provides unparalleled benefits in energy conservation, human health and safety, and high speed information and access. Ehe ERC supports a 10-week research program for visiting undergraduate researchers who are valued members of one of multiple research groups within the Smart Lighting ERC. Application deadline: March 8. 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.

Career Services January 2013 Newsletter is here! Take a look at up-coming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services: http://www.scoop.it/t/january-2013-newsletter

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

START and U-Engage Peer Leaders
New Student Programs & Family Outreach is now hiring 2013 START Leader and U-Engage Peer leader positions. Both positions allow you to work closely with new students and assist them with their transition to OSU. START Leaders work throughout the summer assisting with OSU’s orientation, advising, and registration program: START. START Leaders also the opportunity to participate in CONNECT programs. START Leaders are required to take a Spring Quarter training course. This position is a paid position, with pay beginning during the summer. U-Engage Peer Leaders work with a faculty member to coordinate a U-ENGAGE First-Year Experience course during Fall term. The U-Engage Leader position is not paid, but you can receive internship credit. Peer Leaders are also required to take a Spring Quarter training course. Details

I. T. Internship, Liventus Inc. We are looking for an extremely detail oriented person (ideally but not required) with good knowledge of HTML, JQuery, VB, C#, MS SQL Server, T-SQL, ASP.NET, and other related server technologies used to implement .NET applications. Experience in UI design, Commerce Server, and Content Management Systems is a plus. Candidate must be able to work in a team setting as well as an individual setting and must have strong architecture and conceptual skills. Details

BPA has several paid student internships available, but they must go through the HR application process, some of which have a deadline in the next two weeks or so. These student internships are typically six months and pay pretty well. Details

Science Policy Fellowship Program
This two-year fellowship is designed to provide a unique opportunity for recent bachelor’s degree recipients to gain experience in addressing diverse challenges related to science and engineering research in such areas as energy and the environment, education, information and communication technologies, innovation and competitiveness, national security, and international cooperation. Fellows will be involved in collaborative research for leaders in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President and for such federal agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Details

College Engineer/Design Intern, Hewlett-Packard. 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

Engineer, Senior Staff Design, Marvell. Understand customers’ current and future mixed-signal, hard-macro IP needs. These IP blocks will be integrated into SOC chips. Work with Marvell silicon IP designers to develop detailed IP specifications. Work with test chip team to characterize IP and prove that silicon complies with specifications. Work with customers to ensure that the IP is integrated properly. Assure pad/package designs meet IP signal integrity requirements. Assure IP debug and chip turn-on is flawless. Create customer-level documentation of IP. Details

SW Engineer I, FEI Company. If you are passionate about software design, dedicated to quality, 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. You will be developing software solutions to automate electron and ion beam microscopes working closely with leading application specialist to create cutting-edge products. Details

Sr. SW Engineer, FEI Company. 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

Component Design Engineer, Intel. As a member of Intel's Advanced Design group, you will be at the vanguard of designing circuits and developing methodologies, techniques, and tools that will be used in the development of Intel's next generation technologies. The Advanced Design group serves as the design interface with the process development team, working out key design/process interactions for all new processes. As a Component Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the prototype design and development of circuit blocks, and/or layout verification. Responsibilities may also include modification and evaluation of active and passive semiconductor components. Details

FY13 Graduate Engineer, Hewlett-Packard. 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

Entry Level Software Designer, HP. 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 Ciruit Designer, 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

Electrical Hardware Engineer, HP. 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

Jobs listed through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

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