February 18, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join us for the Industry Reception, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and network with industry!

Who is Invited: All Oregon State CBEE, EECS and MIME students as well as representatives from industry. (Click here for a list of companies attending the reception.)

Why: To network with engineering professionals and recruiters, ask questions, find out more about internships and employment options. (Be sure to check out the Student FAQ before the event.)

Resumes: Students can upload a resume so companies such as eBay, Garmin, Google, Intel, etc. can seek you out, even if you cannot attend the Reception. Some companies may prefer to get an electronic copy of your resume but you should still bring a few paper copies with you to the event, just in case.

Registration is required so visit eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-reception to get signed up. (Registration closes when all of our placements are filled or by Feb. 15, whichever is sooner.)

IN THE NEWS

Portland's tech renaissance is great for software developers, not so for those looking to hire
Oregon has long been an outpost for Silicon Valley companies, from Intel to Hewlett-Packard. Another tide is rising, led by eBay, Salesforce, New Relic and others drinking from a previously overlooked pool of Oregon software talent. With its undergraduate computer science program constrained to funding limits, Oregon State University responded last year by adding a one-year online computer science course designed for students who had recently completed their degrees. The Oregonian

Amid a shortage of Oregon software developers, efforts to bring more women into the field
One way Oregon could expand its pool of software engineers would be to broaden the workforce. Just 7 percent of the undergraduates in Oregon State University's computer science program are women, said Terri Fiez, the program's director. The Oregonian

Researchers invent “acoustic-assisted” magnetic information storage
Electrical engineers at Oregon State University have discovered a way to use high- frequency sound waves to enhance the magnetic storage of data, offering a new approach to improve the data storage capabilities of a multitude of electronic devices around the world. “We’re near the peak of what we can do with the technology we now use for magnetic storage,” said Pallavi Dhagat, an associate professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. PhysOrg, Innovations-Report, TechWorld, R&D Magazine, OSU news release

App-titude: Students innovate with mobile apps
A simple game application changed Ryley Herrington’s life. It wasn’t even much to look at, he says — just a grid of differently colored buttons. When one button was pressed, adjoining buttons changed color. But it was his first attempt at writing programs for mobile devices, and creating it got him hooked on computer science. EECS

A Chance to Change Lives
The best part of funding scholarships for Bev Brown is the chance to meet the students face to face and hear about their accomplishments. “I feel like I have a lot of adopted grandchildren, and the good thing about that is that they're all doing well!” she said at an annual luncheon with the recipients of the Hal and Bev Brown Scholarship in Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. EECS

Keeping Up with the Real World
What do iPods, smartphones and tablets have that everybody wants? Usability. Ease of use has made computing accessible to an increasingly broad range of users. But Andrew Dove, chief software architect for LabVIEW at National Instruments, knew the concept could also be applied to his company’s graphical programming system for scientists and engineers. EECS

OPPORTUNITIES

Engineering Mock Interviews – presented by Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 19 & 20. Interviews will start at 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm, Batcheller Hall Lobby
Prepare for the Engineering Career Fair and MECOP placement interviews with a mock interview. All engineering majors are welcome. Students must sign up online prior to the event. Details

Resume Renovation with Dr. Harding
Wednesday, February 20, 11am to noon, The HUB {Batcheller 144}
Dr. Phil Harding is the College of Engineering’s resident expert on career advancement and professional development. Bring a copy of your current resume to get feedback and suggestions for improvement. Space is limited to 20 students.  Reserve your space by emailing Nicole Kent (nicole.kent@oregonstate.edu). 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

Windows 8 Code-a-Thon
Friday, February 22, 10am - 4 pm in Bexel Hall 103. Pizza and soda and prizes provided.
Get a windows 8 application up and running in just a few hours! W8 offers an unprecedented ability to develop market ready apps in a short time. Microsoft technology evangelist Jeremy Foster will provide an overview of the W8 SDK, W8 Phone and help students design and build an app in this six hour session. VMs of W8 with the development tools will be available, so all you need is a laptop (PC or Mac). This session is appropriate for anyone interested in learning to write an app. Even non-coders who have done graphic design/HTML can get an interactive app off the ground in this session.  Space is limited, so please RSVP with an email to Michael.Curry@oregonstate.edu to confirm your attendance and guarantee a sport in the code-a-thon. Details

Techno-Stories from Space
Donald R. Pettit, NASA Astronaut
Friday, February 22, 3-4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall
The International Space Station offers a place that is rich in discovery and challenges our Earth-honed intuition on a daily basis. As is characteristic of any frontier, what is learned by being there enriches our minds and tickles our imagination. Dr. Don Pettit, a veteran of three space flights, will share technostories from his living and working in space. Details

CrowdCompass Information Session
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30PM, Covell 221
A division of Cvent, the world leader in event technology (founded in 1999; with over
1,100 employees). Native app developer for all major platforms. Delivered over 500 event apps, with over 2.5 million downloads. Details

Atlanta to host an International Space Apps Challenge
Are you good at developing “mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth”? If so, NASA wants to meet you. NASA and other government agencies will host the second International Space Apps Challenge April 20-21. Atlanta will be the site for one of the events. Registration opens March 1. Details

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES

Distinguished Lecture: From OSU Graduate to Co-founding and Leading NVIDIA
Friday, February 22, 2013 10:00 AM - Noon, KEC 1001
Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jen-Hsun Huang co-founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. Under his leadership, NVIDIA invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from smartphones and tablets to notebooks and workstations.

Distinguished Lecture: Architectural Considerations for Today’s Technology
Friday, February 22, 2013 3-4 PM, KEC 1001
Steve Pawlowski, Intel Senior Fellow
Chief Technology Officer, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group
General Manager, Datacenter & Connected Systems Group Pathfinding
Steve Pawlowski joined Intel in 1982. He led the design of the first Multibus I Single Board Computer based on the 386 processor. He was a lead architect and designer for Intel’s early desktop PC and high performance server products and was the co-architect for Intel’s first P6 based server chipsets. He helped define the system bus interfaces for Intel’s P6 family processors, the Pentium® 4 processor and Itanium™ processor. He also created and led the research for Intel’s agile radio architecture for a future generation of wireless products, he was the director of Corporate Technology Group’s Microprocessor Technology Lab and prior to his current assignment, he was the CTO of the Digital Enterprise Group (DEG) and General Manager of the DEG Architecture and Planning.

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Friday, February 22, 2:00pm - 2:50pm, KEC 1007. "Mm-Wave and THz power generation in CMOS: the quest for a watt-class mmWave PA" presented by Harish Krishnaswamy, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University. Details

Monday, February 25, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Digital To Time Conversion (DTC) Based Direct Digital Frequency Synthesis: Spur analysis and mitigation" presented by Sumit A. Talwalkar, Phd Candidate, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:45 - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "Universal Reed-Solomon Codes: from Theory to Implementation" presented by Xinmiao Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, February 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, KEC 3057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Thuan Duong-Ba. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Co-Major Advisor: Bella Bose; Committee: Patrick Chiang, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Distributed Optimization Algorithms for Online Social Networking Applications." Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

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

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 Developer/Analyst, Business Solutions Group. Working at the BSG means that you're an integral part of every process. Our student developer-analysts work with a team on a wide variety of tasks, involving both technical skills and working directly with clients. A typical project might include meetings with clients to document existing workflows, uncover problems and identify areas for improvement; writing and interpreting detailed software requirements; documenting test cases; and writing and testing code. Details

BSG Student Test Engineer, OSU Business Solutions Group. In this position, students have an opportunity to learn technical skills and get hands on experience with some of the newest Computer Networking and Software Development technologies before they’ve entered the marketplace. Duties: Test pre-production Networking Hardware and Software; Building complex testing environments; Setup Hardware and install software; Keep up with emerging technologies; Continue to learn about networking technologies and share knowledge; Potentially develop test plans. Details

R&D Engineering Student Intern, HP. 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, 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

Power Electronics Design Engineer, Schneider Electric. This position is responsible for various electrical/electronics engineering activities related to products manufactured at Salem, OR location. Currently, AccuSine Active Harmonic Filter product line and electronic switching modules are manufactured at this location. Participates in new product development; Provides engineering support for products to sustain manufacturing; Conducts specification, design, analysis and development of engineering projects; Uses engineering techniques to solve complex problems while meeting time and cost constraints; Evaluates and validates design alternatives to create optimum system designs. Details

CampusPoint Jobs and Internships

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

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