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:


Moon 150: OSU student's app a global hit
Chris Vanderschuere was just doing a little programming task to help a Beaverton, Ore., school teach facts about the moon. But his Moon application became much more than that. Vanderschuere, a junior at Oregon State University, got about a million more downloads than he expected, from 150 countries. OSU news release, KVAL

Students building class apps: It’s just logic and a little creativity
Colleges across the country are offering intro to app design classes that give people with proposed phone programs a chance to make their ideas a reality. While these classes do offer the building blocks for beginners, some people try out app design on their own. An Oregon State University student put his tech skills to the test and tried designing his own cell phone programs from scratch. Now on his third app, Chris Vanderschuere found that even the moon wasn't out of reach. KVAL (video)

One small app
An application that an Oregon State University student programmed to teach school kids about the moon has been downloaded by more than 1 million people in 150 countries. Chris Vanderschuere said he never imagined that his app, Moon, would get so much attention and be used for such a broad range of purposes. The junior electrical and computer engineering major introduced the first version of the app his freshman year and has been improving it ever since. Corvallis Gazette-Times

DESIGN West: How to fund your tech startup with Kickstarter
After Bob Baddeley graduated as a Computer Engineer from Oregon State University he worked for seven years at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory doing government research before brain-storming Portable Scores. His idea was to provide an inexpensive portable scoreboard for soccer, baseball, football and other sports like boxing where their are typically no professional scoreboards available. EDN Network


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


Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 PM, KEC 1005. Pacific NW Chapter of the Society for Information Display (SID) Technical Talk: "Amorphous Oxide Semiconductor Thin-Film Transistors: Sellebration, Substrates, & Stability" presented by John F. Wager, Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Attend in person or remotely via GoToWebinar. 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

Wednesday, March 20, 9:30-11:30 AM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Sachin Rao. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Gabor Temes, Raviv Raich; GCR: Leonard Coop. "Linearization Techniques for VCO-based ADCs." Details

Wednesday, March 20, 3-5 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Ronghua Ni. Co-Major Advisor: Terri Fiez, Karti Mayaram; Committee: Pavan Hanumolu, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Michael Olsen. "Low Power Receivers for Wireless Sensor Networks." Details

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4-6 PM, KEC 1001. MS Final Examination – Samuel House. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Co-Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Roger Traylor, Don Heer; GCR: Kristen Macuga. "Passive Health Monitoring With Wirelessly Powered Medical Devices." Details

Friday, March 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Jiaming Lin. Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Raviv Raich, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Bo Zhang. "High-speed Successive-Approximation Analog-to-Digital Converter." Details


Recent job postings on Beaver JobNet
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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

Engineering Intern, Cowlitz PUD. The Engineering Intern will apply basic engineering skills in the performance of specific substation, transmission and distribution design assignments. This position is intended to develop engineering skills and judgment. Incumbent must be enrolled in an accredited college program leading to a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (junior level or above preferred). Details

Engineering Intern, Franklin PUD. Franklin PUD has an opening for an Engineering Student to work as an Intern in the Engineering Department. To be eligible, the applicant must be presently enrolled as an Electrical Engineering college student or will be enrolled as an Electrical Engineering college student in the fall of 2013. Course emphasis in power in preferred. Details

R&D Summer Intern, Hewlett-Packard. 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, Hewlett-Packard. 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

Software Engineering Intern, Hewlett-Packard. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local lab environement. 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

Analog/RF/Mixed-signal Designers, Marvell Semiconductors. We are working on high performance wireless transceiver design. Preference is for someone with design, layout and silicon-validation experience. Details

Support Engineer, Amazon. We are seeking people with strong technical skills to resolve our customers’ most challenging problems. Do you have experience in your University’s Computer Lab or outside projects working with Linux, Unix or Windows? Do you know the advantages of working in a highly distributed virtual environment? Are you comfortable with networking technologies including DNS, TCP/IP, SSL, DHCP and Load Balancing. Details

Entry Level Power Supply Firmware Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Houston. HP’s Industry Standard Server (ISS) group is seeking a highly dynamic and motivated entry level firmware engineer to join the Power Supply team. Develops specifications, test plans, and test programs to verify the firmware interactions within a power solution and overall computing system; performs verification testing on new product development samples; identifies, logs, and debugs issues observed; develops code and firmware features for power management, enhancements, updates, and changes in a power subsystem; develops understanding of and relationship with internal system teams, ODM power supply development teams, and component vendors. Details

Entry Level Power Supply Hardware Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Houston. HP’s Industry Standard Server (ISS) group is seeking a highly dynamic and motivated entry level hardware engineer to join the Power Supply team. Assist in the design and development of power supplies for ESSN. Analyze hardware to component level; provide engineering design support, works with suppliers and ODM partners for implementation into power supply products. 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, processes, designs, and techniques used in production. Support power supply vendors in meeting product specifications. Details

Entry Level Storage Firmware Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Houston. HP’s Industry Standard Server and Software(ISS) is seeking a highly dynamic and motivated entry level firmware engineer to join the Smart Storage Team. Codes and programs enhancements, updates, and changes for portions and subsystems of firmware. Executes established test plans and protocols for assigned portions of code; identifies, logs, and debugs assigned issues. Develops understanding of and relationship with internal and outsourced development partners on firmware design and development. Participates as a member of a project team of other firmware engineers and internal and outsourced development partners to develop reliable, cost effective and high quality solutions for low to moderately-complex products. Details

Electrical Engineer, Franklin PUD. Franklin PUD is seeking an Electrical Engineer with competency in the fundamentals of electrical power system engineering coupled with experience and/or desire to apply knowledge in the electric utility field. This is a non-supervisory position in 13-member Engineering team. Unique opportunity to perform a wide variety of electric utility engineering. 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

CMOS Analog Circuit Designer, Hewlett-Packard. 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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