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April 8, 2013

IN THE NEWS

OSU receives $4.7 million USDA grant to help Oregon teens stay healthy
The research team will measure the teens’ body mass index, physical activity levels (using sensor and cloud infrastructure developed by OSU engineering faculty Patrick Chiang and Christopher Scaffidi), and their ability to meet USDA’s Choose MyPlate recommendations. The project’s OSU team members include faculty from nutrition and exercise sciences, engineering, Information Services, Extension, SNAP-Ed Educators, KidSpirit, and 4-H programs. The Oregonian, Portland Business Journal, Corvallis Gazette-Times, OSU news release

Scholars’ Insight
Check out the presentations of our EECS participants in the Scholars' Insight event, a graduate student competition to communicate impact. OSU Graduate students had the opportunity to present a three minute "impact" of their scholarly works, to a non-specialist audience at OSU and the Corvallis community. Participants had three minutes to present, using no more than one slide. Hari Venkatram | Ram Ravichandran

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Salary Survey: Engineering Dominates List of Top-Paying Majors
Engineering majors claimed seven spots on the list of top-10 paying majors for 2012-13 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey. The top-paying non-engineering major is computer science. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

Ever want to start your own business? Now is your time.
UPTIC (Undergraduates Partnering Toward Innovation Commercialization) helps undergraduates at OSU start businesses. You can apply to participate if you are an undergraduate majoring in EECS or business at Oregon State University. During 2013-2014, you will work in teams to create apps and business plans for selling those apps. Then, you will try to make some money. We are now accepting applications for students who want to participate during the 2013-2014 school year. Application deadline: April 10, 2013. Details

Volunteer for the IEEE Store
The IEEE Student Chapter is seeking volunteers to staff the IEEE Store. Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. Details

Engineers Without Borders Kenya documentary
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., OMSI
Documentary about a group of Oregon State University students who traveled to the village of Lela, Kenya, to help the community gain access to safe water. The story of their journey will be told in Kel Wer (“to bring song” in the native Dholuo language). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., a photography exhibit of the people of Lela will be available for viewing in the lobby, and the 35-minute documentary will start at 7:15 p.m. Following the screening, members of Oregon State’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders will share their personal experiences and answer questions. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.

OEN Job & Intern Fair
Friday, April 12, 1:00-4:30 PM (Students arrive at 12:45pm for check in), Pensole Footwear Design Academy, 10 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network invites you to participate at this spring's OEN Job and Intern Fair. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, they also allow you to be an integral part of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Come meet some great local companies and start-ups! The Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where you will be able to meet with each company you selected beforehand for at least 10 minutes. This will be your chance to make an impression. Details

Marine Science Day
Saturday, April 13, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport
Get behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. One theme will be wave energy, highlighting the efforts of the OSU Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center to improve and facilitate testing of wave energy devices and evaluate their potential effects on marine habitats. Details

Race Car Unveiling
Oregon State’s Global Formula Racing (GFR)  team, which won three world championships, will showcase its newest race car to kick off the 2013 season April 13, 6 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center Atrium. Come meet members of the GFR team, learn more about the design and manufacturing process, and be the first to get an up-close view of the 2013 car. Refreshments will be provided. Images of the 2010 – 2012 cars: http://www.global-formula-racing.com/index.php/cars. For more information, contact Doug Peterman, GFR Marketing Manager, at doug.peterman@Global-Formula-Racing.com or (541) 280-5948.

Beaver BarCamp 11
Saturday, April 20, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Kelley Engineering Center
Join us at Beaver BarCamp 11 for collaborative discussions and participatory workshops in everything from building robots to gardening to writing better code. Attend the sessions that catch your interest or propose your own talk on your current project or favorite hobby. Refreshments provided. Beaver BarCamp 11 is hosted by the Oregon State University Open Source Lab and is free and open to the public. To learn more about attending or presenting a talk, visit http://www.beaverbarcamp.org.

Willamette Innovators' Network Meeting | Launching Products: Tales from the Trenches
Thursday April 25, 6pm, Corvallis Country Club. Cost is $10, $5 with Student ID; food is included and drinks are available
So your new product is ready to go, it is tested and works great, you know it solves a customer need, so how do you actually launch it into the marketplace? Come and hear four great panelists talk about how to (and not to) launch a new physical product. Hear their stories, ask them questions, and take away tips for your own product launch. Details

Boeing Engineering Student of the Year
Nominations are now open for the eighth annual Engineering Student of the Year Award sponsored by Boeing Defense, Space & Security and award partner, Flightglobal. The award recognizes the impact, or potential impact, of a student’s work on current or future aeronautical or space technology. All full- or part-time engineering students, including international students, who are enrolled in a program that leads to a recognized academic degree – such as a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, or Ph.D. – are eligible. The submission deadline is April 19, 2013. Details

Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC)
Scholarship applications are now being accepted for entry to the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (October 2-5, Minneapolis). The GHC scholarship program seeks to broaden the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing by enabling a wide variety of students who otherwise may not have the means, to attend and participate in the Grace Hopper Celebration. The deadline to apply is May 15th. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, April 9, 2-4 PM, KEC 3057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Jennifer Davidson. Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Ron Metoyer, Karen Hooker; GCR: John Bolte. "Involving Older Adults in the Design and Development of Free/Open Source Software." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, April 8, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "Visualization and Analysis of Very Large Scientific Simulations" presented by Hank Childs, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information, University of Oregon. Details

Friday, April 12, 8:45 - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "Ionic devices for medical diagnostics and future electronics" presented by Li-Jing Larry Cheng, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Details

Monday, April 15, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Engineering high efficiency solar absorbers" presented by Ram Ravichandran, Ph.D. Candidate, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

JOBS

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

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.

Undergraduate student programmers, School of EECS / Dept. of Animal and Rangeland Sciences. Web Developer: this position will require knowledge of PHP, JavaScript and the Drupal content management system to create a website to allow for data exploration and display as part of a larger data collection system. This position will require close collaboration with the graduate student. Programmer .NET/C#: this position will involve creating a new version of an existing tool in C# that is currently in C++ and Qt. The new version will integrate related existing C# programs into a single program and include new features to be developed. The student will work closely with a Rangeland Science Professor to determine requirements and program control flow. Details

Internship opportunities with Signaling group, Intel Labs, Hillsboro. There are up to 3 positions opening up for internships (PhD candidates only) this year. PhD candidates with expertise in any of the following areas listed below is highly desirable: RF Circuits: For short distance wireless communication: Antenna design, Transceiver design (e.g. in 60GHz band targeting Gb/s+ transfer rates); ADCs: High speed Flash ADC design and Understanding of multi-level signaling schemes (10GHz+ sampling rates); Communication theory: Equalization (DFE, FFE, baseband modulation), Statistical analysis, Matlab modeling expertise; Behavioral modeling of circuits: Transceiver, equalizer and clock modeling. Details

Senior and Mid-Level Analog Circuit design positions, Aquantia. Responsible for the design, verification and characterization of analog/mixed-signal circuitry for high speed data communication ICs. Will be involved in the implementation of complex analog building blocks, including but not limited to high resolution, low power Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), Phase Locked Loops (PLLs), programmable gain amplifiers and line drivers. Additional responsibilities are the development of circuit test plans and the characterization of analog building blocks. This also includes the interaction, cooperation and support with/for internal and external customers. Details

Rails/Ruby Developer, CampusPoint. With studios established and yet to be established, we are looking for a mid-level Ruby developer to join our actively growing team to be a part of this exciting growth opportunity. Candidates are expected to work in a variety of programming languages and environments. They must be a quick learner, self-motivated, and take ownership of problems as this position requires the ability to pick up requisite knowledge quickly with limited supervision. While experience definitely counts; this job requires someone who is a fast and adaptable learner and problem-solver. Details

Software Engineer, Aerotek Engineering. Software Developers work within a team environment to enhance and maintain existing software while also developing new software solutions for our diverse and international customer base. Key areas of responsibility and associatiated duties: gathers development specifications to ensure their full range of responsibilities and project requirements are understood prior to beginning a task; develops features from design through to development for moderate scope projects. Works with a mentor to understand how their task fits within the broader architecture, project and/or total system. Escalates or seeks help for complex issues; manages their own personal schedule including accurately estimating how long work will take to complete, and prioritizing their workload; provides support for legacy systems including troubleshooting and resolving issues; follows prescribed coding standards and methodologies. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, Professional and Noncredit Education, Oregon State University. The analyst programmer provides support with the development and maintenance of web application using the Drupal content management system. The analyst programmer collaborates with members of the PNE team to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources. This position assists in the design and development of support and production infrastructure for course development and delivery. The holder of this position will function as part of a team developing e-learning and web-related projects using the agile software development framework. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, Professional and Noncredit Education, Oregon State University. This position provides support with user interface design, project management, and basic web server management. This position works with members of the PNE team to design and develop instructional technology and other web-based educational resources. This position assists in the design of support and production infrastructure for course development and delivery. This position also spends roughly 25% to 40% of their time managing e-learning and web-related projects using the agile software development framework. Details

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

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