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April 29, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring Term Advising
Because of the large number of students needing to be advising spring term, we have increased the number of group advising sessions for EECS undergrads.

Pro School Group Advising (Pizza, PINS, Professors)
Monday, May 6, 5:30-6:30, KEC 1001 (CS), KEC 1003 (ECE)

Pre School Group Advising (Pizza, PINS, Plans)
Monday, May 13, 5:30-6:30, KEC 1001 (CS), KEC 1003 (ECE)

Additional Pre Group Advising Sessions
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Friday, May 10, 2:00-3:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Wednesday, May 15, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Friday, May 24, 2:00-3:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Tuesday, May 28, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)
Wednesday, May 29, 4:00-5:00, KEC 1005 (CS), KEC 1007 (ECE)

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.

KUDOS

ECE master's student Kelcey Lajoie was named a recipient of a Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship. Only 10 fellowships were awarded nationwide. Under the guidance of Ted Brekken, Lajoie's research will investigate the effects of wind power variability on the hydro power system in the Northwest.

IN THE NEWS

Sound Bytes
Electrical engineers at Oregon State have discovered a way to use high-frequency sound waves to enhance the magnetic storage of data--offering a new approach to improve the data-storage capabilities of a multitude of electronic devices. NSF Discovery Files (audio)

Blending a New SPICE
A dash of circuit design know-how and a pinch of artistic creativity turned out to be just the right mix for Igor Vytyaz when he began dabbling in developing an Android app similar to SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis), a software tool to simulate integrated circuits. EECS

Aspiring App Developers Compete in Hackathon
Having trouble managing your time? Need to know if a pineapple is ripe? There’s an app for that. EECS

Harnessing wave power through a winning university-industry partnership
At Oregon State University’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, a small yellow buoy bobs up and down in mechanically created waves. Although it may not look like much to the casual observer, the apparatus is a test model for a next-generation device intended to capture energy from the continual movement of the ocean. Momentum!

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Oregon software employment is booming, new analysis finds
A new analysis by the Oregon Employment Department finds that software jobs are growing at a double-digit percentage rate, even as the rest of the state's economy remains sluggish. Although software jobs represent a tiny fraction of the total work force -- just 0.8 percent -- Oregon has the third-highest concentration of software developers of any state, according to the employment department, trailing only Washington and Massachusetts. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

The Second Annual Engineering Club Carnival is coming up fast, and the IEEE club is hosting a dunk tank for your favorite professors. We want to know who your favorites are, so please take a minute and vote for the professors you want to dunk the most. http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/ieee/web/dunk-tank-2013/

AdaCamp San Francisco
Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9
AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia-related projects, open data, open geo, fan fiction, remix culture, and more. AdaCamp brings women together to build community, discuss issues women have in common across open technology and culture fields, and find ways to address them. Applications close April 30. Details

Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience
July 15-August 22
Intel and PCC Rock Creek are pleased to announce this free summer camp offered to all (incoming) freshman and sophomore students enrolled in an electrical-computer-microelectronics- or-technology related engineering program at any college of university in OR or USA. The IUEE Program is designed to provide you with hands-on technical engineering experience. We will be building a robot, developing an app, and acting like entrepreneurs to create and develop solutions to improve people’s lives. There will be competitions with cool prizes to the winning teams. 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.

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

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

Kel Wer documentary premiere
Tuesday, April 30, 6 p.m., Kearney 112
In July 2012, residents of Lela partnered with the Oregon State University student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA to bring their community greater access to safe drinking water. This film documents the students' journey to bring water (and song) to a community of resourceful, resilient and friendly people in desperate need. 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

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADADUATES

Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TANMS) Research in Engineering for Undergraduates (REU)
This center is working on a fundamentally new approach to electromagnetic power at the nanoscale that replaces traditional wire-based electronics with a revolutionary technique that couples electricity and magnetism by using multiferroic materials which can be magnetically switch ”on” and “off” by an electric field.Research projects are available in TANMS focusing on memory, antennae and motors. Research opportunities are available at UCLA, Berkeley, Cornell, and Cal State Northridge. Application deadline: May 15. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, April 30, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Weiyang Li. Major Advisor: Pallavi Dhagat; Committee: Albrecht Jander, Alan Wang, Janet Tate; GCR: Brady Gibbons. "Acoustic Assisted Magnetic Recording." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, April 29, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "From Fish to Fusion - Analysis and visualization of dynamical and turbulent systems" presented by Allen R. Sanderson, Research Scientist, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah. Details

THURSDAY, May 2, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Hands-On Enigma" presented by Mike Koss. 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.

Computing Helpdesk Consultant, OSU College of Forestry. The major duties of this position include providing telephone, electronic and in-person support to computer users; assisting users with software questions; installing, configuring, and troubleshooting hardware at a component level; maintenance of computer laboratories. Details

OSL Student Marketing Coordinator, OSU Open Source Lab. Work with other members of media team to build consistent messaging and branding for the OSL. Contact and engage stakeholders of the OSL and attract new fans through various mediums. Manage social media and establish a consistent brand identity across all platforms. Plan and execute marketing campaigns for events and the lab itself. Represent the OSL at events and conferences throughout the year. Details

OSL Student Systems Engineer, OSU Open Source Lab. Working on the infrastructure that powers much of the open source ecosystem. Responsible for racking, deploying, maintaining and design of various parts of our infrastructure. Interacts with the community and clients via email and IRC on a daily basis on tasks such as troubleshooting issues and deploying new services. 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

CampusPoint jobs:

The Bonneville Power Administration is offering a unique opportunity to graduating engineers to begin their career in energy. Please apply today on our engineering vacancy announcement. This position is for study engineers working on a shift work (12 hour) schedule. We will be accepting applications from 4/23/13 to 5/6/13. Positions will be filled in Vancouver and Spokane, Washington. Details

Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Pacific University. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Pacific University seeks qualified, experienced instructors for part-time teaching assignments in Computer Science. Part-time instructors teach on a per- course basis, and there are two courses for which we seek instructors. 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

Applications Engineer, ATS Automation. Performs a wide variety of technical assessments of Customers' and Markets' requirements in support of Sales and Business development activities, reviews design, performance and overall systems requirements and functional data with the engineering group, develops and prepares detailed proposals for potential and existing accounts/customers. 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

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. Details

Design Engineers, M+W U.S., Inc. Mechanical and Electrical engineers are needed. Knowledge of AutoCAD is required. Be able to develop drawings for the installation of semiconductor tools in a cleanroom following the client’s design guidelines, CAD standards and construction specifications. Details

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