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March 4, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Attention COE Sophomores!

The fall, 2013, professional school admission application will be opening in early April. Linked below are the frequently asked questions regarding professional school admission. It is ESSENTIAL that you review these policies and processes so you are ready to apply and registered for the appropriate courses over spring and, if needed, summer of this year.

Please note two significant changes from last year’s process:

  • You are only allowed to have two summer courses (8 credits) in process when you apply.  We will assume “C” grades in these summer courses when computing your admission pre-core GPA
  • You MUST have all coursework complete prior to fall of 2013. No “in progress” courses will be allowed in the fall

2013 Pro-School FAQs: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/applying-engineering-professional-program

IN THE NEWS

Weatherford Award ceremony shows entrepreneurs come from all walks of life
One of the first students to come out of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program was Alex Polvi (CS '07), who was honored with fellow OSU alumni Dan Di Spaltro (CS '07) and Logan Welliver for the their startup, Cloudkick. “We had a team in it for the dream, not the paycheck,” Polvi said. College of Business

Doing Important, Hard Work You Love
Thirty years ago, Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang arrived at Oregon State University as a shy and introverted 16-year-old kid ready to study electrical engineering. Last week, Huang returned to his alma mater for his induction into the College of Engineering’s Hall of Fame, the highest echelon of the Oregon Stater Awards, which honor outstanding OSU engineering alumni. College of Engineering

The Society For Information Display Announces Keynote Speakers For Display Week 2013 In Vancouver, Canada
Heavy Hitters from Samsung, Microsoft and Oregon State University Set Stage For Developments and Innovations in Display Industry
Diving into the developments and innovation in displays, the keynote speakers include: Dr. Kinam Kim, President and Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Samsung Display Co., Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher at Microsoft, and John F. Wager, the Michael and Judith Gaulke Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering School of EECS at Oregon State University. SYS-CON Media

Drive Oregon Grants $179,926 Towards EV Growth
Grants of $4,926 and $5,000, respectively, will support research projects by Professor Robert Bass at Portland State University and Professor Julia Zhang at Oregon State University. These special grants are designed to match awards under the “Small Starts” grant program of the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Center. Hybrid Cars

College of Engineering honors alumni
The Oregon State University College of Engineering recently honored some of its most distinguished alumni at the 15th annual Oregon Stater Awards. The awards honor outstanding alumni and friends for their contributions to the engineering profession and to Oregon State University. There are three award categories determined by length of career and accomplishments: Engineering Hall of Fame, Academy of Distinguished Engineers, and Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers. OSU news release

App-titude
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 the Southridge High School graduate’s first attempt at writing programs for mobile devices, and creating it got him hooked on computer science. Beaverton Valley Times

OPPORTUNITIES

Red Chair” campus event to recognize women in technology
Oregon State University will participate in a national campaign called Sit With Me on March 5 in the Memorial Union quad, to recognize the role of women in creating new technology. At OSU, the event will include music, prizes, and a photo booth featuring the campaign’s red chair. Photos will be collected and displayed of prominent Oregon State administrators, athletic teams and alumni sitting in the red chair. Details

Microsoft launches two competitions for women
The first award is the Women's Empowerment Award, established in partnership with UN Women, which will be given to two student teams of any gender that create projects that best address issues impacting women globally. First prize is $12,000 and second prize is $8,000. The second is the Women's Athletics App Challenge, in partnership with the Seattle Storm women's basketball team, aimed at female developers, innovators and entrepreneurs who create software related to sports, health or fitness. The winning team will receive $1,000 for each team member. Portland Business Journal

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

MBA Information Session
Wednesday, March 6, 6-7 p.m., Bexell 103
This is a great opportunity to learn about the program, the new on campus tracks (Marketing, Wealth Management, and Global Operations) along with the current tracks Commercialization, Clean Technology, Research Thesis, an Accountancy-MBA and MBA/Pharm.D. We are also offering a new hybrid format for our Executive Leadership track which will be 70 percent on-line and 30 percent face-to-face, with the face-to-face sessions delivered in Portland. We believe these new offerings allow more opportunities for an MBA to fit individual schedules. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Corvallis Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering the following scholarship for the academic year 2013/2014. A one-time scholarship of $1,000 to a non-traditional woman student (25 years or older). She must reside in Linn or Benton County. Application deadline: April 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Details

Zonta 2013-2014 Rusnak Scholarship. Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Rusnak Scholarship. This $2700 scholarship is reserved for a female student focused on a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, and offers $900 per quarter to help cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies charged to a recipient's account at either Linn Benton Community College or Oregon State University. Application deadline: March 26, 2013. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, March 4, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Agents as Teachers and Learners" presented by Matthew Taylor, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Washington State University. Details

Tuesday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Using Architecture Support to make Concurrent and Parallel Software Less Buggy and More Reliable" presented by Brandon Lucia, University of Washington. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 - 11:15am, KEC 1007, "Programming On Demand: Wrangling, Iterating, and Opportunistic Learning" presented by Philip J. Guo, Computer Science Department, Stanford University. Details

Friday, March 8, 10:00 - 11:15am, KEC 1007. "Topological measures of similarity on curves" presented by Erin Chambers, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Saint Louis University. Details

Thursday, March 14, 8:30 - 9:45am, KEC 1005. "Approximating Spanners via Convex Relaxations" presented by Michael Dinitz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, March 6, 1-3 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Sai Praneeth Gunuputi. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Julia Zhang, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Leonard Coop. "Design of an Ultra-Low Power PLL with Digital Frequency Correction for Real-Time Clock Applications." Details

Thursday, March 7, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Edmond George. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Co-Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Huaping Liu; GCR: William Warnes. "Semi-digital PLL Architecture for Low Bandwidth Applications." 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

Business Solutions Group Student Developer/Analyst. The BSG is always looking for motivated student interns to join our team. Typically we hire students in the BIS and computer science programs, but we're more interested in your skills and motivation than your major. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t have all of the listed skills. We are professional mentors and it’s our job to help you learn and be successful. Send us your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for us and what your qualifications are. Details

Student interns, analog design team, Vanguard Analog Technologies. Requirements include a good and solid background in analog CMOS IC design (Master and Ph.D. students are both welcome), ability to work independently, good communication skills and team work, and preferably DAC design back ground. Details

Ph.D. Student in The Robinson Lab, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at OSU is currently looking to hire someone to help with script writing in FileMaker Pro. Details

Peregrine Power in Wilsonville, Oregon is looking to hire an electrical engineer as soon as possible. Details

Entry Level & Internship Openings - 2013, Tektronix. At our headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon, the following positions are available: Software Engineer – (position based in El Segundo, CA), Software Engineer, Inside Account Professional (Technical Sales), Hardware Engineer, Applications Engineer (Technical Support Engineer), Software Engineer, Quality Engineer (Compliance). Internships (10-12 weeks during the May-August 2013 - timeframe depending on school calendar): Electrical Engineer (Engineering – focused on Power Systems). Details

Web Front-End Developer, Caradigm. This position requires expertise in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 in addition to JQuery, JQueryUI, and presentation/middle tier technologies (ASP.NET MVC, etc.). The ideal candidate is familiar with SOAP and REST style web services. Familiarity with Silverlight or XAML development is a big plus. Details

Web Applications Developer, Caradigm. Create world-class applications that enable healthcare workflows, analytics, and research and provide instant access to data. You will help build the next generation applications for health care that leverage workflows and forms, explore and visualize patient and imaging data, and free our clients from working with the complexity of the various data layers, protocols, and custom controls. Our internal and external partners need fast, high-quality, dependable controls, components, and web services. We need to facilitate rapid development of high-value customizable applications, to be deployed to some of the nation's premier hospitals and healthcare providers. Details

Mobile Applications Developer, Caradigm. This position requires some familiarity in two or more technologies - Objective C, Xcode, Cocoa Touch, Core Data, SQLite, Java, Android XML, Android SDK. The ideal candidate is proficient with SOAP and REST style web services. The candidate should also possess strong client-side and presentation tier unit testing skills. Familiarity with HTML5, JQuery, and JavaScript development is a big plus. Details

Data Platform Developer, Caradigm. As a developer, you will be leading the design and development of technologies across the Amalga big data processing pipeline. This includes data interfaces, storage and management, integration of machine learning algorithms, analytics, visualization, data access and extensibility interfaces and related developer tools. You will have the opportunity to work in a new and rapidly growing business with talented software engineers and medical domain experts. You will leverage technologies like SQL Server, Azure, DICOM, HL7 and RESTful web services. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 3, Graduate School, Oregon State University. This position will serve as the Graduate School data and systems manager for existing and new systems. The incumbent will be the technical lead role and OSU systems expert in the analysis of existing graduate school information and business systems and the development and support of new technology projects. This person will provide technical guidance for business process development in new systems and must exercise discretion in establishing policies. They will also manage existing system access and fill the ever demanding role of Data Liaison, filling data requests and representing the Graduate School in relevant campus organizations. Details

Information Technology Consultant, competency level 3, Disability Access Services department, Oregon State University. Responsible for providing leadership and expertise in technology access issues related to web and other technological resources; and providing technical support and training for the various hardware and software involved in the delivery of DAS services. Provides leadership for the Alternative Formats program (E-text, Braille) and Video Captioning program. Works with faculty and staff to determine technological interventions that assist in maintaining an accessible learning environment. 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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