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January 28, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The College of Engineering scholarship applications for 2013-2014 are due at the end of this week
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

First Utility-Scale Wave Energy Testing Center to be Built in Oregon
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, 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. The Pacific Marine Energy Center, or PMEC, will test energy generation potential and the environmental impacts of wave energy devices, at an ocean site about five miles from shore. Subsea cables will transmit energy from the wave energy devices to the local power grid, and data to scientists and engineers at on-shore facilities. Renewable Energy World

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

The College Degrees With The Highest Starting Salaries
A new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that engineering majors dominate the list of college degrees that pay the highest salaries to new college graduates. Of the ten majors with the highest starting salaries, six are in some branch of engineering, including computer engineering, in the no. 1 slot at $70,400, no. 3 is computer science, at $64,400, and no. 6 is electrical engineering at $62,300. Forbes

OPPORTUNITIES

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

Test Prep Workshop for Engineers
Tuesday, January 29th, 5:00-6:00pm, Kelley Engineering Center, Room 1007
Techniques to help you prepare effectively for your upcoming exams, as well as test-day strategies to overcome test anxiety. Presenters are Michelle Ribeiro from OSU’s Counseling & Psychological Services and the COE Academic Coaches. Open to all Engineering students. BONUS: free snacks!

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

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

Landing Your Dream Federal Job or Internship
Tuesday, February 5th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Valley Library, Willamette East & West Rooms, 3rd Floor
This webinar is for students interested in finding and applying for federal internships and jobs, as well as those advisors looking for more information about federal opportunities to share with their students. During this session, we will highlight a number of exciting internships and jobs across government, and show students how to research, find and apply for an internship or job that is right for them. Details

Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair
Wednesday February 6, 11am-3pm, OSU Memorial Union Ballroom
Join us for the 7th Annual Nonprofit & Volunteer Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields. 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

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

Monday, January 28, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Shared Autonomy Systems for a Robot Personal Assistant" presented by Bill Smart, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical, Industial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Thursday, January 31, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Timothy Bauer. Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Paul Cull, Mike Bailey, Alan Fern; GCR: Karl Schilke. "Adaptation-Based Programming." Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program supports LearnLab's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders. 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

Tektronix has several college positions open that have not been filled; they are working to fill these openings in the next month. These are new college hire and intern positions for 2013. Positions include Software Engineers, NPI Specialist, Hardware Engineers, Inside Account Managers, Technical Support Engineer, Hardware Design Engineer (Power Systems) - Internship, Test Engineer - Internship. Details

Mobile Platform Engineer, eBay Mobile. 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

Teaching faculty positions (Lecturers), USC Computer Science. These are full time, benefits eligible faculty positions on the non-tenure track. These are primarily teaching positions; all candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching. Lecturers will spend the majority of their time on teaching and teaching-related duties with reduced obligation for research and University service. 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:

 

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