April 15, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduating? Register for EECS Graduation!
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduation. This event is shorter and more personal than the University wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our school. Come join the celebration! All those wanting to participate in the graduation celebration must register at http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/acm/eecs-grad/

IN THE NEWS

Rise of the Robotics Club
Over the last five years, the club has grown exponentially. Funding from the College of Engineering, the NASA Space Program and other companies have given the club the lab space and resources needed to make the club become what it is today. The Daily Barometer

Southwest Portland's Janice Levenhagen-Seeley starts Chick Tech to spark young girls' interest in technology
When she was growing up, Janice Levenhagen-Seeley (BS '06, CpE) earned top grades in her math classes, but no one ever suggested she consider a career in engineering or computer programming. It wasn't until she started college that she discovered how much she loved working on computers, and how good she is at it. Now Levenhagen-Seeley has started Chick Tech, an organization that aims to spark girls' interest in technology at a much younger age. Chick Tech program manager Jen Davidson, 25, is earning her doctorate in computer science from Oregon State University. She tells a familiar story about being one of the few women in her field as an undergraduate and constantly feeling like she had to prove herself the first couple of years. The Oregonian

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

What’s wrong with this picture?
Computer science is among the highest paid college degrees and computer programming jobs are growing at 2X the national average. There will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than students by 2020! code.org

OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2013 ENGINEERING EXPO!
This year the Engineering Expo is happening on Friday, May 17. The College of Engineering needs volunteers to help on May 16th and 17th with setting up, event activities, and tearing down. Volunteer for two or more hours and receive a free T-shirt! Interested in volunteering? Sign up at: engineering.oregonstate.edu/expo2013.

Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
For the first time ever, OSU plans to recognize an OSU student as its "Undergraduate Researcher of the Year." This award, which seeks to recognize significant scholarly efforts (research- or creativity-based) inside and outside of laboratory environments, will be presented to one student participant in the Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event to be held on the MU Quad on May 21. Students in all majors are eligible. Nominations for the award are due no later than April 19 and must come from faculty mentors. Details

SME Leadership Series
Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, Crowne Plaza Portland (Downtown)
Do you want to learn how to effectively lead student club chapters and other volunteer organizations? Do you want to learn about communication skills that directly impact organizational and personal success? Do you want to network with industry? Entirely interactive from start to finish, the SME Leadership Series integrates the latest leadership and management tools you can put to work in both your professional and personal life. If you are interested in leadership, the SME Leadership Series is for you! Open to all students. 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

EVENTS

Working on the Frontier: The Changing Nature of Global Business
Monday, April 15, 5:30-6:30 P.M., LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium
The world has globalized and international diversification looks attractive. Interesting global engineering and business challenges are alluring. Should we go international and if so, in what fashion? In this discussion, CH2M HILL CEO Lee McIntire will explore reasons for a business to expand internationally, and the opportunities and risks associated with going global. Details

$tart$mart Workshop
Tuesday, April 16, 4-7 p.m., KEC 1001
over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man — simply because she is a woman. Start Smart is a salary negotiation workshop designed for women in science and engineering disciplines. This program is focused on teaching strategies to effectively research and negotiate salaries in a professional setting. This workshop is free to students who register ahead of time so make sure you register early. Dinner will be provided! Details

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.

Using MATLAB in Life Sciences
Wednesday, April 24, 9 – 11 a.m., Linus Pauling Science Center Room 40
Please join MathWorks for a complimentary MATLAB seminar for educators, academic researchers and students at Oregon State University. Attend this seminar to learn how you can use MathWorks tools for teaching and research in a wide range of life science applications, including signal processing and image processing, math and optimization, statistics and data analysis and computational biology. Details

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

2013 Oregon CEO Summit | Taking Innovation to Market: Cultivating Ideas and Community
Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 – 9 a.m., Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Begins with a keynote address by Dennis E. Hruby, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, SIGA Technologies Inc. Following the keynote, a panel featuring entrepreneurs, industry leaders and Oregon State Venture Accelerator co-directors will discuss the value proposition of industry partnerships with universities to turn ideas into profitable companies, create jobs and have an effect on Oregon’s economy. Deadline to register is April 26. 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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

Friday, April 19, 8:45 - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "Cognition in Wireless Networks: from Information Theory to Practical Designs" presented by Stefano Rini, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. Details

Tuesday, April 20, 8:45 - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "Performance of Nanostructures as Device Building Blocks" presented by Ashkan Behnam, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 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.

McAfee Job Fair
McAfee is the largest dedicated security company in the world. We have a belief and commitment that drive change and create positive IT solutions for a safer world by using leading-edge technology in a fast- paced work environment. Are you curious to find out more? If so, consider joining us at our Meet and Greet job fair on Tuesday, April 23rd to mingle with the R&D managers and teams to find out what exciting products we’re working on and what job opportunities we have available. Details

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

Student Computer Consultant, Technology Support Services. Research, troubleshoot, and answer computing questions with regard to hardware and software. Platforms: Windows XP Pro, Vista, 7; Macintosh OS X. Software: MS Office (2007, 2010), Internet applications (Email, Web browsers, Telnet, FTP, HTML). Details

Student Support Technician Level 1, OSU College of Business. Provide Tier 1 hand’s on end-user support to the College of Business students, faculty, and staff. Responsibilities include: responding to phone, email, and in-person requests for technical help; documenting support requests; troubleshooting and resolving basic hardware and software problems, working directly with vendors and customers, as necessary; following designated escalation procedures for high level issues. 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

Summer Intern Technician IV, Project Engineer, PGE (Portland, OR). 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, Engineering, PGE  (Boardman, OR). 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

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates: Federal Internship Program. This Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. Details

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates: Presidential Management Fellows Program. The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry-level for advanced degree candidates. Created more than three decades ago, the Program attracts and selects from among the best candidates and is designed to develop a cadre of potential Federal Government leaders. Individuals who have completed  within the past two years, a qualifying advanced degree (e.g., masters or professional degree) are eligible. Details

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates. The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences  in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government. The program lasts for 1 year (unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program). Details

Hallspot, a website/app tech start-up run by UO students is seeking developers, with our biggest need being IOS/Android developers. We're using cutting edge stuff, have raised 175k from silicon valley angel investors and are in hot pursuit of more. Hallspot is launching this summer. Remote is fine, with occasional trips to our Eugene offices. Details

Technical Sales Engineering Rotation Program, Texas Instruments. This 8- to 12-month program features challenging rotations that offer exposure to the company’s entire product portfolio, business processes and access to our internal network of professionals. Program participants go through several rotation assignments to learn about TI’s products, customers and sales processes. This includes spending time in a Field Sales Office to gain exposure to the sales function and insight into how our sales team engages with other parts of the company. You will also get experience in a product marketing rotation in one of our business units to learn how we introduce new products into the market and promote our existing portfolio. Details

Validation Engineer, Intel. Come join Intel's Platform Validation Engineering (PVE) organization. In this position, the selected candidate will develop and execute electrical validation plans to verify health of CPUs designs; Analyze results to quantify robustness of bus designs; Provide tuning recommendations for BIOS, and investigate issues with circuit design and BIOS as they become evident. This position is for recent college graduates only (18 months out of school or less). Details

Programmer ASP/.NET/C#, The Partners Group. The Partners Group, a top 100 company to work for, is hiring for a position on our IT and Analytics team in our Portland office. This position provides development work for the internal IT group around the SageCRM system and working with our Analytics team in developing .NET solutions. Responsibilities: Assist the Director of IT with development of the SageCRM System; Assist the Director of Analytics with development of product solutions; Maintain documentation of programming solutions and previous programming projects; Advise/Design/Lead Programming projects. Details

Epic is looking for bright and motivated problem solvers to join our Technical Services team. As a Technical Services Analyst at Epic, you will work with some of the most respected medical institutions in the country, advising them on best practices for their organization and cracking their toughest problems. After receiving comprehensive training to become an expert in our software, you’ll be a trusted source of technical knowledge for your customers, ensuring their organizations’ continued success. Technical Services is a dynamic role where no two days are the same; it requires quick thinking, collaboration, and drive. Details

Network Administrator, OSU Federal. Acts as project lead and assists AVP of Network Services in directing the work of employees in other Network Services related classifications. This includes design, installation, and administration of Wide and Local Area Networks, IP Telephony, and server and application technologies. Assists in design, and implementation of network, server, and security equipment. Researches, recommends, installs, maintains, and supports network and stand-alone systems to improve member service and efficiencies. Provides end-user technical assistance and day-to-day support for both networked and stand-alone systems; installs hardware and software; and troubleshoots system problems—recommending and performing required adjustments as needed. Details

CampusPoint jobs

PCIe Hardware Verification Engineer, Micron. As an Engineer with the Micron PCIe ESSD Hardware Design Team, you will join a team that designs PCIe based ESSD (Enterprise Solid State Drive) products. The team's main focus is on hardware design at the system level requiring the engineer be experience in the physical hardware design of systems in the compute segment. The Verification Engineer will be responsible for all hardware verification on Micron ESSD's with focus on PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 based designs. Details

 

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

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