April 22, 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/

Pro School Applications Now Open
The College of Engineering professional school application for Fall 2013, is now open and available at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/applying-engineering-professional-program. Please make sure you read the Fall 2013 Frequently Asked Questions regarding pro-school admission. If you have questions regarding the pro-school admission process, please contact your academic advisor or email askengineering@oregonstate.edu. Applications are due on July 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

IN THE NEWS

Full of Energy
Focused but far from one-dimensional, Rich Meier chose engineering to be his main priority of his varied interests and talents. Even though he had scholarship offers to play football at other colleges, he didn’t think twice about coming to Oregon State for the engineering program. EECS

Watching Football for Science
Computers that learn have long been an interest for Alan Fern, associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). As early as high school he was writing programs like a Connect Four game in which the computer played both sides and adjusted strategy based on which side won. EECS

OPPORTUNITIES

Transcript notation for research
Interested in getting transcript notation for completing a project in research or creativity at OSU? This option is available to students in all majors upon completion of the project. Dr. Kevin Ahern is presenting an informational workshop in Transcript Notation at 7:00 on April 22 in ALS 4001.

Order of the Engineer
The Order of the Engineer is a group of engineers in the United States who have declared their responsibility to the public and to the profession. If you are an engineering senior or grad student in an ABET accredited program, you are eligible to attend a public ceremony declaring your "Obligation as an Engineer" and receiving a ring that will be worn to remind you of your commitment to the profession. Details

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

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence
Projects you’ve created, research you’ve conducted, things you’ve invented — you’ve accomplished a lot already. Now it’s your turn to show it off in a formal, resumé-building presentation. Participants will receive a certificate of presentation, and top presenters will be awarded prizes. Eligibility: All Oregon State undergrads are eligible to present solo or group projects, whether they are in progress or have already been completed. Register by: Friday, May 3, 2013, 5 p.m. Details

EVENTS

Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, April 23, 11am-4pm - All Majors, CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Career Fairs are a place to find jobs and internships. This event offers you the chance to network with employers and explore a position or organization that you had not previously considered. A few of these include: Garmin, Jeppesen Sanderson Inc./ A Boeing Company, and Jireh Semiconductor Inc., Garmin, CIRRUS LOGIC, and Andrews-Cooper. Check out the Career Services Website for additional companies recruiting at the Career Fair. Also just a reminder that the Spring Career Fair Seminars and Events start Friday, April 19th and go through Monday, April 22nd. Details

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

Turning a Job into a Career: The need and opportunity for ongoing professional development
Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Weniger 153
This panel will discuss the needs and the opportunities for ongoing professional development after graduation. This includes development of technical skills, non-technical “soft” skills, and professional networks. Attendance is required for all computer science students registered for CS463 (senior capstone). Other computer science majors are encouraged but not required to attend. The forum is open to all. No RSVP necessary. 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

Industrial Strength Mathematics
Friday, April 26, 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Kidder 350
Tom Grandine is a specialist in geometric modeling and numerical analysis in the Mathematics and Engineering Analysis group in Phantom Works. His areas of expertise include curve and surface modeling, numerical approximation, splines, and multidisciplinary design optimization. He has extensive experience in computational methods for both design and manufacturing applications. He will answer questions on careers in R&D at Boeing and other major corporations and the transition from academia to industry. Details

Advancing the Careers of Women in Technology
Tuesday, April 30, 4:30-8:30pm, Puppet Labs, Portland
ChickTech is hosting a joint event with PDX WIIT and TAO (Technology Association of Oregon). There will be booths to get advice on resumes, interviewing, and presenting yourself professionally. It's free and snacks and beverages will be provided. The event will be a great chance for women in technology to network with each other. 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

Oregon State Startup Weekend
Friday-Sunday, May 10 – 12, Club Level Reser Stadium
Oregon State University Athletics is hosting this event for students, athletes, faculty, alumni and the community at large. Startup Weekend, a nonprofit based in Seattle, Wash., is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Each event is a 54-hour blast of problem solving. Participants pitch ideas for possible ventures and break into teams on Friday. Teams consist of whoever has the necessary skills to bring the idea to life. Everyone with any background participates. 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

Wednesday, April 24, 8-10 am, KEC 1114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Chen Cao. Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Scott Fleming, Carlos Jensen, Martin Erwig; GCR: Peter Lachenbruch. "Helping End-User Programmers Help Themselves – The Idea Garden Approach." Details

Thursday, April 25, 1-3 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Sicheng Xiong. Major Advisor: Xiaoli Fern; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Weng-Keen Wong; GCR: Bernhard Jenny. "Active Learning of Constraints for Semi-Supervised Clustering." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

TUESDAY, April 23, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "SystemT: an Algebraic Approach to Declarative Information Extraction" presented by Yunyao Li, IBM Almaden Research Center. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. 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.

The CGRB seeks a student to assist with the development of business applications, including web ordering systems, and other tasks. The successful candidate will be responsible for testing, debugging, developing, and documenting modules in an object-oriented web ordering system. In addition, the hired student will interface with users to determine the current needs and future direction of the project. Required skills include experience with PHP, SQL, XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Experience with other technologies, including MVC frameworks, patterns (e.g., Post/Redirect/Get (PRG)), other languages (Python, Perl, Java, shell, regular expressions), the Linux command line, and Drupal are preferred. Additional support tasks will include Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux desktop and server system administration. Details

Undergraduate summer research opportunities, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University. Looking for highly motivated and academically talented undergraduate students who are interested in Agent-based modeling/simulation, its applications in emergency evacuation (i.e., tsunami, ood, or hurricane), the research opportunities could be open immediately through the end of summer with possible extensions to the next academic year. Computer programming (i.e., Java, Python, or Matlab) experience is strongly preferred. Details

OSU Civil and Construction Engineering faculty are in need of a web developer to create a simple website that allows users to evaluate the construction safety risk associated with multi-story buildings. The website needs to accept input from users, perform background calculations using data and formulas provided, and output results to the user. Experience with similar projects is preferred, but not required. Compensation to be negotiated. The project will conclude by the end of May. If interested and qualified, please contact Joe Fradella at joe.fradella@oregonstate.edu to set up a time to discuss the project further.

Web Developer, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) seeks a student worker to update and maintain department website. Approximately 5-10 hours per week at $10 per hour. This position requires someone that has demonstrated web development skills and proven experience with Drupal. Ideal candidate will have gpa of 3.0 or above and references. For more information contact Brenda at 541-737-6138.

Student Database Administrator/Website Editor, OSU University Honors College. The University Honors College is looking for a Data Administrator/Web Site Editor with appropriate technical skills to manage database systems and a Drupal 7 website for the University Honors College. This is a part-time position, approximately 10 hours per week. Hours worked can be flexible to accommodate the student’s schedule. Details

Medicare Star Ratings Research Internship, Cambia. The Medicare Star Ratings Research Intern performs technical and analytical support to help the Government Program’s division understand and improve Regence’s Star Ratings. Duties and opportunities include: assisting with collecting, tracking and reporting on the necessary data required for the Part C and Part D measures outlined by CMS for the Star Ratings; presenting complex analytical concepts to business stakeholders; documenting business requirements; participating in Star Rating workgroups to proactively provide data and information so Medicare leadership can make informed decisions. 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

Software Designer, Hewlett Packard. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs, specifically for mobile applications, web applications, and/or backend web services. 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

Software Engineer, Synopsys, Inc. The Engineer will help develop technology-leading software products that provide innovative solutions for visualization, analysis, and editing of huge multi-gigabyte databases used for the implementation of leading-edge integrated circuits. You will be responsible for designing algorithms and data structures and developing, testing, troubleshooting or debugging Graphical user interface and advanced visualization software for Synopsys' world class EDA tools utilizing OO concepts, C++, and Qt. Details

Systems Software Engineer, HP Vancouver. This position is for recent college graduates looking for an exciting opportunity in firmware test automation. The successful candidates will develop software to exercise system stability, robustness and security. This will include owning the ability to deploy and scale out the associated test infrastructure for multiple printer programs. This position will have a firsthand view of inkjet firmware development and overall system connectivity. They will work across different teams and disciplines to maximize both the efficiency and effectiveness of the automated test environments. Details

FY13 Graduate Engineer, Hewlett-Packard. Ability to apply intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve a variety of common business issues. Works on problems/projects of moderately complex scope. Exercises independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action. Acts as an informed team member providing analysis of information and limited project direction input. Follows established guidelines and interprets policies. Evaluates unique circumstances and makes recommendations. 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. Open to all talented developers! Details

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

Business Intelligence Developer, Epic. You'll develop innovative reporting functionalities to monitor and improve organizational efficiency, research various aspects of patient care, and contribute to the improvement of healthcare as a whole. You'll strike a balance between logic and creativity as you design new reports and work with our customers to develop solutions for their reporting needs. Your work will cross all phases of report development, from analyzing business requirements and programming to interface design and documentation. Details

Technical Services Analyst, Epic. You'll build strong and lasting relationships with your customers while ensuring they realize their full potential using our software. You will gain an understanding of your customers' history, challenges and goals, and work closely with their IT staff to resolve complex issues and achieve successful outcomes. You'll apply your creativity and problem-solving skills to discover and design unique solutions for a broad array of issues, from configurations improving efficiency and patient safety to optimizations and software upgrades. Details

Technical Sales Engineering Rotation Program, Texas Instruments. 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. This program will prepare you for a challenging, customer-oriented engineering career in a critical business area in Technical Sales or Technical Marketing. 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

Software Development in Test, McAfee Labs. The ideal candidate will be able to make a major impact on the overall quality of the product under test and greatly influence the outcome for end-to-end usability of new or existing features. Your Primary focus will be to write code to test code with a goal of writing robust, reliable and repeatable tests that find issues early. You should enjoy building lasting designs, implementing robust maintainable code, and being a partner in the design of components while advancing the technologies and approaches for testing software. Growth in this role means growing as an engineer: Strong designs that are built to last, deep component knowledge and broad scenario experience will be measures of success. You will be working with the source code for the product as much as you are working with test source. 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

Network Administrator, OSUF Credit Union. 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

Design Automation (DA) Engineer, Intel Architecture Group. The applicant will be responsible for development, deployment, and support of the validation model builds and release flows with an emphasis on RTL integration, Logic Verification and automatic IP generation and component automation. The successful candidate required to understand software build flows as well as different revision control system. The position will require close collaboration with RTL design and validation staff, as well as members of the DA team. In this position, candidate will start some methodologies and flows from scratch as well as improve and monitor existing flows for further enhancements. Details

ELECTRICAL DESIGNER, Glumac. The Designer provides the skills and knowledge that produces most of the firm’s output. Designs and documents the various systems related to MEP engineering projects or assignments. TYPICAL DUTIES: Capable of performing some or most of the basic design engineering tasks as requested. Prepares preliminary design layouts and calculations with minimum supervision. Documentation and filing of project information for tasks assigned. Assists with scheduling and staffing projects. Supervises, trains and mentors CAD/BIM staff. Details

Peace Corps Opportunity. Have you thought about living and working overseas when you graduate?  Consider opportunities to make a difference abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer. Begin the journey of a lifetime at www.peacecorps.gov/apply and you could be living and working abroad after graduation.  Get a jump start on your Peace Corps service by submitting a complete application by May 30 for priority consideration for assignments departing by summer 2014. Peace Corps will be at the OSU April 23 career fair and hosting an information session Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 p.m., Bexell 323. Details

Applications Development Programmer, Boise Cascade. Under general supervision, provides systems software support for a complex computing environment. Designs, installs, tests, maintains, modifies and documents systems software programs. Activities generally deal with operating system software, data base management, data networks, computer capacity and utilization. Provides technical guidance and support to business application developers, computer operations and user support personnel. Primary focus will be on the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s Microsoft SQL based True Opportunity software. Details

Licensing Manager, Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development, Oregon State University. The successful applicant must demonstrate passion to combine business acumen and science and develop skills in intellectual property management and licensing. Identify, evaluate, protect, market and license innovations from faculty, staff and students, negotiate terms for confidentiality, material transfer, option, license and other intellectual property agreements and thereby channel these innovations into the market place for maximum impact and public benefit. Also responsible for the management of a portfolio of existing innovations in various stages of evaluation, protection, marketing, and licensing. Details

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