May 20, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Additional Pre Group Advising Sessions
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.

IN THE NEWS

Students showcase their projects at OSU Engineering Expo
People who visited the Engineering Expo 2013 at Oregon State University on Friday might have learned it is not that easy for a small country with research nuclear reactors to create plutonium for a nuclear bomb. They could have smelled coffee that had been brewed using solar power or observed an artificial intelligence software program win a strategy game. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Robots, green energy and more at OSU Engineering Expo
Engineers ruled the day Friday at Oregon State University. From race cars to solar power generators to robots, it was all at the Oregon State Engineering Expo. It had more than 150 student-built projects, more than 30 of them focused on green energy. KVAL

Tektronix Foundation Donates to Advanced Engineering Programs at Oregon State University
Tektronix, Inc. announced that the Tektronix Foundation has made a sizeable donation totaling $75,000 to fund three advanced laboratory and engineering programs at Oregon State University. This most recent gift continues the decades-long partnership between Tektronix and OSU. This latest gift will support the creative collaboratory, SAE vehicle teams and the solar car team. Yahoo!Sacramento Bee

Strain Cycling Verses Heat Cycling To Increase Data Density
New, what appear to be, minor advancements in the fields of computer hardware science(which move us into bigger and bigger arenas) are happening all the time. One such startling discovery was the use of 'acoustic-assisted magnetic recording,' the use of high frequency sound waves to enlarge storage capacity. Examiner.com

Display Week Celebrates 50 Years Of Display Innovation And Achievement Next Week In Vancouver, B.C.
The Society for Information Display (SID), announced its final program line up for Display Week 2013, which will be taking place in Vancouver for the first time in its 50-year history, and will be held from May 19-24th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. More than 6,500 attendees from around the world are expected to converge in British Columbia's famed seaport city to see firsthand the trends and innovations in electronic display technology that will be taking consumers by storm in the next few years. The last morning keynote, Professor John F. Wager of Oregon State University, will review the current status of amorphous oxide semiconductor thin-film transistors (AOS TFTs) for display applications. Yahoo!

Hydro Research Institute announces 2013 Hydro Fellowship recipients
The Hydro Research Foundation has announced this year's recipients of Hydro Fellowship awards. Each fellowship is worth between US$44,000 and $66,000, and can be used over a one to one-and-a-half year period of study. This year's Hydro Fellows include Kelcey Lajoie (Masters Candidate); Oregon State University. HydroWorld.com

OPPORTUNITIES

EECS Collaboratory
Are you an exceptional student looking for a new challenge? Are you a student who wants to put in the time to be awesome but needs something fun to do? Are you someone who would like to get more experience actually 'doing' things in your major? The Collaboratory is a program that focuses your unique, fresh ideas on technology. Rather than doing the same thing over and over, this program chooses new industry/research-focused projects each year. The program ends with a 3-month internship in industry. Application deadline: May 17. 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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Monday, May 20, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Duong Nguyen-Huu. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Raviv Raich, Huaping Liu, Alan Fern; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Fast Queuing Policies via Convex Relaxation." Details

Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Sumit Talwalkar. Major Advisor: S. Lawrence Marple; Committee: Raviv Raich, Huaping Liu, Adel Faridani; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Modeling and Analysis of Spur Structure of Digital-to-time Conversion Based Frequency Synthesizers." Details

Wednesday, May 22, Noon - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Terry Lettenmaier. Major Advisor: Annette von Jouanne; Committee: Ted Brekken, Ean Amon, Raviv Raich; GCR: Joseph Zaworski. "Testing of Wave Energy Converters using the Ocean Sentinel Instrumentation Buoy." Details

Friday, May 24, Noon - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Douglas Halamay. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Ean Amon, Raviv Raich; GCR: Brian Paul. "Development of a Grid-Scale Energy Storage Solution via Demand Response using Model Predictive Control of Multiple Residential Water Heaters." Details

Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 AM - noon, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Yichen Zhao. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Alan Wang, Bechir Hamdaoui; GCR: Chinweiki Eseonu. "Design and FPGA Implementation of Digital Transmission Over Severe ISI Channels." Details

Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 - 10:00 AM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Vikas Shilimkar. Major Advisor: Andreas Weisshaar; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Patrick Chiang, Committee: Albrecht Jander; GCR: Wade Marcum. "Enabling Metal-Fill-Aware Design of Integrated Circuits." Details

Wednesday, May 29, Noon - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Taehwan Oh. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Karti Mayaram, Pavan Hanumolu; GCR: David Hackleman. "Power Efficient Analog-to-Digital Converters Using Both Voltage and Time Domain Information." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, May 20, - 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Nanocomposite Magnets for Power Electronic Applications" presented by Michael McHenry, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon 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.

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. Details

Technical Superhero, OSU Disability Access Services. We are seeking a multifacted, skilled, problem-solver to assist in our office.  Create content on the website where knowledge of basic HTML, CSS, and clean code principle are required. Posted content must follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 which you will learn on the job. Assist with computer maintenance, including installing software, updating hardware and software inventory and preparing hardware for surplus. Use excellent troubleshooting skills when there is hardware or software failure. Create training videos using Captivate or other similar software. Details

Become an EECS peer advisor! We’re currently hiring peer advisors to help with START Sessions and potentially continue on to do peer advising during the 2013-14 academic year. Assist with START sessions by helping students register for courses from 11-4 on the following START dates: June 25, June 28, July 1, July 2, July 9, July 10, July 12, July 16, July 19, July 22, July 26, August 27, August 28, September 24 and September 25. Help students work out their 2-year plans. Help students use MyDegrees and other OSU software programs. Answer general questions. You must be an ECE or CS student in currently in Pro-School OR applying to Pro-School in the Fall. Details

Web Developer, OSU College of Engineering. Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) seeks a student worker to update and maintain department website. Approximately 5-10 hours per week. This position requires demonstrated web development skills and ability to learn Drupal. Details

The OSU Libraries, Emerging Technologies and Services Department has openings for two student worker web developers. The main responsibilities of the position include: XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP; Drupal site building and development; Content updating; Assisting Library staff with web updates / maintenance / troubleshooting as needed. Details

Electrical Engineering Summer Intern, Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber. This position will investigate, troubleshoot, and implement improvements in control systems and electrical power distribution systems at the Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber facility. The successful candidates will spend time in the operating industrial environment validating electrical circuits and components and time utilizing AutoCAD to update drawings. Duties and Responsibilities: Familiar with electrical controls design concepts, AC power distribution systems. Utilizing AutoCAD to create and update drawings. Ability to plan and schedule equipment outages. Manage small projects. Details

Analyst Programmer, Professional and Non-Credit Education (PNE), Oregon State University. 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

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

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students. Sample jobs:

 

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