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:


Robot Combat League - Extended Interview
Check out what Team Crash (father-daughter team of Dave and CS alum Amber Shinsel) has to say after their victory in Season 1, Episode 1. Syfy

Serendipity and hard work
Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president, and CEO of NIVIDIA, sat down on the steps of the atrium in Kelley Engineering Center to give a heartfelt talk to Oregon State University students. He shared his views on what was important on the path to founding and growing NVIDIA into a hugely successful visual computing technology company. EECS

Oregon State names distinguished professors for 2013
This spring, Oregon State University will honor two professors as distinguished. Joseph Beckman, director of the Environmental Health Science Center, and Thomas Dietterich, professor of computer science and a pioneer in the field of machine learning, will become distinguished professors, an honor they will continue to hold as long as they stay with OSU. The Daily Barometer


Engineering Pro-School Application Workshop
Wednesday, March 13, sessions offered at 4:00 and 5:00pm, Kearney 112
A presentation about the pro-school application process, recommendations to strengthen your candidacy, and answers to your questions. Presenters are Brett McFarlane {Director of Undergraduate Programs}, Michelle McAllaster {Head Advisor for Mechanical Engineering}, and Tyler DeAdder {Head Advisor for Industrial, Manufacturing, and Energy Systems Engineering}. Details

Microsoft Webinar: Be Smarter Than Your Computer: Machine Learning, natural Language Processing & Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, March 13, noon – 2 pm or Thursday, March 21, 6–8 pm
University  recruiters are teaming up with software experts to share an insider’s view on Microsoft and the field of software development. Live Q&A will be conducted in each webinar. Details

WS 525 Gender & Technology, online course spring 2013
Be an Activist! Make a Difference!
While researching historical and cultural contributions and trends of women in technology fields, this project-based course will guide you through the planning and implementation of an activism project to promote the development and use of technology to women and girls around the globe. In just 10 weeks, you'll: learn about biases in technology, education, and industry; discuss important readings and media online; research, plan, and write about an activism project; setup and use a professional web site; use a variety of business applications. 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


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


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


Monday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Chris Chambers. Major Advisor: Chris Scaffidi; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Alex Groce; GCR: Hans Luh. "Using Code Smells and Profiling to Help End Users Detect and Fix Performance Problems in Graphical Languages." Details

Thursday, March 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Omar Alsaleh. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Co-Major Advisor: Bella Bose; Committee: Huaping Liu, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Harold Parks. "One-to-Many Node Disjoint Paths Routing in Generalized Hypercube and Gaussian Interconnection Networks." Details

Monday, March 18, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1005. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Hariprasath Venkatram. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Pavan Hanumolu, Gabor Temes, Raviv Raich; GCR: Abi Farsoni. "Energy and Area Efficient Analog-to-Digital Architectures and Circuit Techniques." Details


Internships become the new job requirement
In a survey out today from Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education, employers said what matters most to them actually happens outside the classroom. “Internships came back as the most important thing that employers look for when evaluating a recent college graduate,” says Dan Berrett, senior reporter at the Chronicle. “More important than where they went to college, the major they pursued, and even their grade point average.” Marketplace Morning Report

Top 10 Interview Questions
We read a lot of articles about stupid interview questions, over-the-top interview questions, crazy new interview practices and involving various social scores into the interview process. But what are some of the most common interview questions?

Career Services March 2013 Newsletter is here! Take a look at up-coming events, seminars, and resources sponsored by OSU Career Services:


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: Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact

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

Web Developer, Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program. We recently updated our website and need someone to provide ongoing support throughout the year for approximately 5-10 hours per week at $10 per hour. This position requires someone who can work independently. The ideal candidate will have web development skills in addition to experience with databases, CSS, HTML, PHP, MYSQL. Details

Paid Programming Position: Robotic Simulation and Testing Robotic and Human Control Systems Laboratory -Develop robots to work at a steel foundry -Programming robot interfaces -Modify open source robot simulation software. Details

Information Technology Services Intern, OSU Foundation. The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student for a paid internship in its Information Technology Services department. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain technical expertise in a real-world setting. The intern will assist ITS staff with providing computer and mobile device hardware, software, and technical service to OSU Foundation and Oregon State University employees. Details

Web & Electronic Communications Intern, OSU Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience while increasing your knowledge of electronic communications processes and building a portfolio of finished projects. Projects will span creating, maintaining, and enhancing electronic communications including web sites, databases and email communications for the OSU Foundation. Details

IT Support Technician, Corvallis Technical. The job involves various computer repair tasks, such as replacing power supplies and hard drives, installing Windows, remote controlling servers and computers for maintenance, setting up networks, and the like. Hours required: 15-20 hours per week, turning to full time as the candidate becomes available. Details

Entry Level & Internship Openings - 2013, Tektronix. At our headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon, the following positions are available: Entry Level Full-Time: 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

Infrastructure Internship, Cambia. This intern will participate in a team environment installing, configuring and supporting application platform infrastructure technologies such as Web Servers, Application Servers, Messaging Engines and Directory Services. The emphasis for this position is on multi-platform IIS/.NET support and administration. These technologies are leveraged to support the development and ongoing sustainment of applications created to meet Regence's business needs. This position provides technical, interpersonal and administrative skills in performing day to day work. Details

Summer Intern Technician IV, Project Engineer, PGE. This summer internship position will perform the functions of an entry-level electrical engineer by providing engineering solutions to problems in order to minimize costs and maximize profits. The work requires application of standard techniques and procedures applied to a specific work segment. It is anticipated that this person will spend considerable amount of time at all the ongoing projects both thermal and renewable currently under development, design and construction at Generation Projects. Details

Summer Internship Tech IV, PGE. This summer internship position will perform a variety of duties to support the engineering staff at Coyote Springs Plant. Function in a capacity to learn various aspects of an electrical or mechanical engineering position at a combined cycle power plant. Details

R&D Summer Intern, HP. This is a summer internship opportunity in Corvallis, OR. This position will support the development of MEMS processes used for inkjet technologies in one of several process technologies. These include deposition, etch (including various deep silicon etch methods), laser micromachining, photolithography, wafer bonding, and polymer fluidic structures. Details

R&D Engineering Intern, HP. Perform thorough characterization of bulk lead-free piezoceramics: BZT-BNT-BKT, BMgT-BNT-BKT, BNiT-BNT-BKT, BMgT-BNT, BNiT-BNT, BMgT-BKT, BNiT-BKT using AixACCT tools. Characterize thin-film lead-free piezoceramics prepared at OSU. Develop approach for testing piezoceramics without bottom electrode. Characterize thin-film PZT and lead-free piezoceramics deposited on alternative substrates prepared at OSU. Communicates, reports, archives results. Details

Analog design team interns, Vanguard Analog Technologies. We are looking for one to two student interns to help our analog design team in the Bay Area with analog and mixed-signal product development. The 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

Electrical Engineer, TE Connectivity. Design and develop new interconnect assemblies for advanced development introduction. Responsibilities: Design and develop new medical products concepts to address evolving medical market needs within scope (e.g., performance and quality), schedule (e.g., on time delivery), and budget (e.g., price) constraints. Develops design solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of many factors. Solutions require use of ingenuity, creativity, and statistical analysis. Performs work under general supervision on multiple Advanced Development projects. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Provides leadership, periodic consulting, and training for less experienced team members. Participate on initial technical reviews and cost estimation analysis of new products to assess technical feasibility, resource requirements and cost assessment. Translate functional needs into achievable product specifications and design features. Details

Product Development Engineer, TE Connectivity. Design and develop new interconnect solutions for medical devices in the surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic, imaging, and interventional business segments. Develop design solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of many factors. Solutions require use of ingenuity and creativity. Performs work under general supervision on multiple advanced development engineering projects. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Provides leadership, periodic consulting, and training for less experienced team members. Design products that meet functional requirements within scope (e.g., performance and quality), schedule (e.g., on time delivery), and budget (e.g., price) constraints. Lead initial technical reviews and cost estimation analysis of new products to support quote generation. Details

Analog Electrical Design, Wavelength References, Inc. Small but established firm looking for an electrical engineer to assist with product development and design as well as the assembly and maintenance of existing products. Primary product that needs support now is a frequency-stabilized laser using a laser diode with a gas cell as a frequency discriminator. We are looking to expand the line, potentially moving into laser diode arrays, optical receivers and gas sensor-related equipment. The position would include analog and digital design, switching power supply design, DSP, evaluation of firmware and prototype evaluation/production. Details

Texas Instruments currently has openings for new grads with EE, CS, and Computer Engineering backgrounds in technical sales. The positions are responsible for helping customers define their needs, building new relationships, designing customer solutions, and delivering results - as these are technical roles, we actively seek good EE, CS and CompEng undergrads with an interest in working directly with end customers. Details

Drupal Software Engineer, CyberLock. Growing Corvallis design and engineering firm seeks experienced software developer with expertise in the Drupal platform to design and develop software applications for company’s access control and data collection products. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Design, develop, test, debug, and refine software platforms; develop applications linking companies handheld devices with the online environment; optimize code and graphics to ensure optimal page load time; complete thorough testing and QA for all applicable software applications; understand usability and ensure a positive online experience for all users of the developed software. Details

Engineer I/II, Electrical Distribution Engineering, PGE. In this position you will provide engineering solutions to a wide variety of power distribution needs from correcting low-voltage problems to building new high-capacity overhead and underground lines. You will be responsible for design, operation and maintenance of facilities with emphasis on high reliability and quality of service. You will support field operations, customer services, outage restoration and system planning activities. Details

IT Support Analyst IV: IT Web Content Management Support Analyst, PGE. Performs at a full professional level within a team of IT professionals in IT Application Shared Services. This support position is responsible for administration and some development on all aspects of the IT Application Shared Services: SharePoint, TeamSite / OpenDeploy environments, including design, development, scripting development, architecture, availability, reliability, performance, monitoring and security. Will join the team acting as the SharePoint support area lead, providing solution architecture leadership; application configuration, custom application development services; 2nd and 3rd level support; training, best practice, governance, controls and advice to other projects and teams for deployment to this SharePoint platform. Details

CMOS Analog Circuit Designer, 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

FY13 Graduate Engineer, HP. Designs portions of engineering solutions utilizing multiple engineering disciplines for products, systems, software, and solutions based on established engineering principles and in accordance with development technology practices and guidelines. Develops and implements parameters and test plans for existing designs, including validation of mechanical, electrical, software, and other engineering specifications and requirements. Collaborates and communicates with internal and outsourced development partners on engineering design and development. Participates as a member of project team of other engineers and internal and outsourced development partners to develop reliable, cost effective and high quality solutions for low to moderately complex products. Details

Software Engineer Firmware, HP. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs and modifies firmware (e.g., DSP, embedded code, BIOS). Work often involves analog and digital hardware and real-time operating systems. Position requires knowledge and exposure to hardware design. Typically programs in machine language, assembly language and high-level languages (e.g., C, C++). Details

Amazon is hiring software development engineers for full-time and internships. Are you up to the task of delivering innovative technology that offers millions of unique products to thousands of suppliers, to tens of millions of customers around the world? To be considered, please apply online at the Amazon Careers Site. Details

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

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