January 22, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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New electrical and USB outlets have been installed on all of the concrete pillars and street lights in the atrium for your convenience!

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

Video made this computer pro want to join the rocketeers
A few years out of college, Robert Rose, ’02, ’06, saw a video of the launch of a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) rocket. Thus began his new career with the private, California-based company more commonly known as SpaceX, which has had several successful space missions, including two trips to the International Space Station just this year. Oregon Stater Magazine

Newport selected as home of Pacific Marine Energy Center
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center. Lincoln City News Guard

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Starting Salaries Climb 3.4 Percent
The average starting salary for new college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees has risen 3.4 percent over last year, according to NACE’s January 2013 Salary Survey. Engineering and health sciences majors—both of which received starting salaries that are 3.9 percent more than last year—also saw sizable gains. The average starting salary for engineering graduates was $61,913 this year, while their classmates in health sciences earned $49,196. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

First Look West (FLoW)
FLoW is the Western Region of the DOE’s EERE-sponsored clean energy business plan competition for university students. The mission is to accelerate the movement of innovation out of the lab and into the marketplace as well as encourage students to become cleantech leaders of tomorrow. This year FLoW offers $150,000+ in prize money, face time with top investors such as Vinod Khosla, and a lot of mentoring support, including legal expertise to help students start their companies and sort out IP. We’ve also inaugurated the Transformational Idea Award, sponsored by Draper University. This prize rewards pre-commercial research with transformative commercial potential. Submission deadline: February 1. Details

Microsoft University Webinar Spring Series
Our all-new University Webinar Spring Series will feature 3-5 technical Microsoft employees and recruiters in every session with live Q&A. Content is tailored to computer science, engineering, and IT related majors, with topics focusing on machine learning and natural language processing, getting the most out of summer internships, and the Cloud. These Webinars aren’t just for students interested in working at Microsoft, but are provided for any student interested in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering fields! Details

Microsoft Office Hours
Tuesday, January 22 | 10:00am – 2:00pm | KEC 1007
The Microsoft University Recruiter will be on hand with software engineers to accept your resume, do resume reviews, and answer any questions you have about the application process. It’s also a great opportunity to chat with the engineers about the life at MS. We hope to see you then!

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.

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

Wave Rider: Oregon’s Role in Ocean Renewable Energy
Belinda Batten of the OSU Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will discuss ocean renewable energy and what role the NNMREC is playing in this field. 7 p.m., Jan. 31, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Microsoft webinar: Your Bright Future in the Cloud
Friday, February 1, Noon (Registration required)
There will be 14 million new jobs involving the cloud by 2015. In our upcoming Microsoft webinar we will discuss emerging career paths in cloud computing and what this means for you. Featuring a senior Microsoftie & two recent hires who can share their expertise about this growing field. Some of Microsoft’s most popular cloud technologies include Windows Azure, Outlook.com, Office 365 and Skype. Join this webinar to learn more about this exciting field! 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

OSU Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday, February 20
Oregon State Ecampus is very excited to sponsor the first annual Virtual Career Fair open to ALL OSU students. We understand how difficult it can be to connect with employers, especially for our Ecampus students who are not able to attend campus-based career fairs. So we’re bringing employers directly to you – online. Register now and watch the employer schedule for chat times. Be sure to check back frequently for new employers. 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

GREPSEC Meeting
GREPSEC: a computer security workshop for women and underrepresented groups (target audience: graduate students; if space is available, some undergraduates may be invited). GREPSEC is a day-and-a-half-long workshop scheduled for May 18-19, 2013 in San Francisco, occurring just prior to the annual IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. The workshop will consist of a number of talks by leading academic and industry researchers in computer security. The workshop will include a number of research talks as well as panels looking at research from various perspectives including information assurance from a hardware and software point of view, picking good research problems, and privacy from both a policy and technical perspective. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Microsoft Scholarship Program
A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. Applications must be received by February 1st. Details

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday, January 24, :30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Computational Paleontology" presented by Kent Stevens, University of Oregon. NOTE: this is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)
Research projects center around the creation, characterization and modeling of nanostructured materials for biological and energy applications. Discovering, designing, characterizing and applying nanomaterials are national research priorities because of the crucial importance of nanomaterials in solving the looming energy crisis, their growing application in medicine (in bio-mimetic and bio-compatible materials), and in post- silicon nanoelectronics. With such a wide range of project areas to choose from students will be assisted as needed in choosing a suitable project that matches their interests. 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 Software Developer, Open Source Lab. The OSUOSL is looking for two student software developers. This position is part time during school, and can be full time during the summer if you are so inclined. We prefer students who have more time left in their program (at least one year) to help reduce graduate turnover, so if you're a first-year student, don't hesitate! You: Enjoy open source software. Enjoy writing code for fun specifically with web applications. Aren't afraid to use the command line to get things done. Would like to work closely with developers of cool open source projects. Are looking for a challenging job where you'll have the opportunity to use your problem-solving skills while maintaining production applications in a real-world hosting environment. Details

The OSU Energy Efficiency Center and Industrial Assessment Center (OSU EEC/IAC) is looking for motivated student employees with a passion for problem solving and a desire to learn about many different industries. While engineering majors (mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, environmental, chemical, electrical) are preferred, we do hire students from other majors as well. For more information: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/facilities/eec/student-employment. Deadline is coming up soon! Wed Jan 23.

BPA Paid Student Internships. 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

R&D Engineering Student Intern, HP (Corvallis, OR). 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. 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

College Engineer/Design Intern, HP (Corvallis, OR). HP is the leader in Inkjet Technology. We work to maintain this position while adding new technologies and innovative products to our portfolio. In Industrial, Commercial and Enterprise (ICE) Lab, we apply various print technologies to develop writing systems for various markets. Our focus is on the digital transformation of printing and imaging technologies, providing advanced innovative solutions to our partners and customers. 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

CampusPoint jobs:

Mobile Platform Engineer, eBay Mobile. We have immediate java developer openings for recent college graduates. Primary Job Responsibilities: create and maintain web service for Mobile applications; participate in creating proof of concept on server side software; explore features and usage of NOSQL database such as Mongo DB and Cassandra DB as well as work with relational databases; participate in rapid software development cycles with the product development team; implement features and fix bugs in cutting edge software products; work with QA, Product, and Operations teams to define and meet quality and business requirements. Details

eBay is looking for quality engineers for their platform team. Candidates should be skilled in Java and be familiar with white box testing. Details

SW Engineer I. 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

Dataserv takes pride in providing highly qualified and technical talent in the software industry on contract, temporary and permanent basis. We help our clients fill vacant positions with qualified and experienced software engineers, designers, analysts, project managers and more. We hire experienced professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who are US citizens, Green Card holders, and/or international students on OPT status and authorized to work in the US, who seek Information Technology related jobs as Java/J2EE developer, .NET, Hadoop, Iphone / Android developers, System Analyst, Database Analysis (DBA), Quality Analysis (QA), Websphere Portal, Webservices Security and so on. Details

Our client is seeking an experienced Network Administrator to join their Information Systems team. They configure and maintain both a physical and virtual environment running Windows, Linux, AIX and HPUX that enables them to provide disaster recovery, cloud backup and real-time replication for businesses and financial institutions. The successful candidate will be joining a highly collaborative, cross-functional, self-organizing team of peers. Their unique service offerings allows them to focus on architecting, testing and executing disaster recovery and cloud backup services for customers. Through this process, team members can participate in all aspects of Information Systems including those outside the scope of their expertise. Their projects vary greatly, ranging from server build out and implementation of backup solutions at a customer site to setup and management of SAN's and NAS's. Details

User Experience Designer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Key responsibilities include: collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to define user interaction and workflow models for research and product features; working with other members of the user experience team to turn observational data and user requirements into creative solutions; writing and managing use cases that define your design decisions; finding ways to make complex information and interaction as simple to understand as possible; establishing new visual design systems and working within existing models; designing, developing and producing high quality visual assets that can be leveraged in large, complex software environments; authoring user interface specifications. 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 (Corvallis, OR). 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, HP (Corvallis, OR). 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

The Intel Labs Post-Doctoral Program offers a one-year assignment at an Intel facility for top candidates in the U.S. and Europe. The goal of the program is to support post-doctoral candidates interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills by collaborating alongside senior Intel researchers while simultaneously bringing fresh perspectives to Intel’s research agenda. This is a prestigious and highly competitive program with a limited number of positions. Application deadline: February 27. Details

Research and Development Scientist, Micro Encoder Inc. This is a mid-experience level development scientist position.  he person who fills this position will be part of an R&D team engaged in product-level innovation. They will develop patentable, commercially viable technology for new products in the area of dimensional metrology and related industries. Advanced degree in physics or engineering preferred. Details

CMOS Analog Circuit Designer, HP (Corvallis, OR). 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

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