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June 3, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The deadline for EECS Graduation has been extended until Wednesday!
**Any graduating EECS student can participate – even if you are not finishing until Summer or Fall 2013.**
Visit http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/acm/eecs-grad/index.php/Graduation_Home and register by Wednesday. Our ceremony takes place Saturday, June 15 @ 7:30 in the LaSells Stewart Center. (Participants must arrive by 7 – cap and gown required.) This ceremony is organized by EECS students and staff for our graduating EECS students. Besides being indoors (read: climate controlled), the event is more personal and gives you a chance to celebrate with your faculty and friends.

Join us for the annual Engineering Carnival!
It’s time to clean out those cupboards! Bring your canned food and join us for the second annual Engineering Carnival on the KEC North Lawn (by the sculpture) this Thursday from 1-6.

Student clubs from the College of Engineering have organized a number of fun carnival games, including a dunk-the-professor tank. Use your canned food to buy tickets for carnival games. (Cash is also accepted.)

If carnival games aren’t your thing, you are still welcome to drop off a food or financial donation at the ticket booth. When making your donation, please be sure to let the ticket booth know which club your donation is for. (The club raising the most donations wins bragging rights.) All money and food donations go directly to the Linn-Benton Food Bank.

So bring your friends, your canned food and get ready to have some fun. See you Thursday!

Brought to you by the:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • ASME
  • Associated General Contractors
  • CBEE Clubs
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • IEEE
  • ITE
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Solar Vehicle Team

KUDOS

Congratulations to the Mars Rover team, who placed third in this year's University Rover Challenge!

IN THE NEWS

Researchers help threatened wheat crops in Asia
Researchers at Oregon State University have helped develop new environmental monitoring technology that will allow farmers thousands of miles away, in west and central Asia, to save millions of dollars while more effectively combatting a pest that is threatening their wheat crops. EurekAlert!, PhysOrg, Science Newsline, Albany Tribune, Grain News, OSU news release

Using Cloud Computing to Monitor Agricultural Pests Could Save Wheat Crops
An unusual interdisciplinary collaboration between an entomologist, a computer scientist and a rangeland specialist has the potential to bring significant aid to farmers facing a catastrophic threat to wheat crops. Nature World News

Two Sides of Nick Alto
Art captured Nick Alto’s attention before the Oregon State computer science major ever thought about programming. Graffiti art was what really pulled him in. EECS

OPPORTUNITIES

URSA Undergraduate Symposium
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA) program is pleased to announce the first-ever URSA Undergraduate Symposium, which will spotlight undergraduate research efforts of OSU students from across the campus. The event, which will be held September 24-25 in ALS 4001, will feature talks from OSU undergraduates performing undergraduate research this summer. All OSU students are welcome and invited to participate in the event. Dr. Kevin Ahern, Director for Undergraduate Research, will coordinate the effort and will meet with each student individually to help them prepare a talk suitable for the event. Faculty mentoring undergraduates this summer who would like to have their students participate in the event should contact Dr. Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu for more information.

Transcript Notation as Research Fellows
OSU students who have completed a research project under the guidance of an OSU professor can get this notated on the transcript, designating them as a Research Fellow or as an Arts Fellow, depending on the nature of the work. This designation can be obtained by students at any point in their academic career - the sooner the better. We believe this designation will be of enormous help when you apply to jobs, graduate schools, or professional schools. The attached application explains what you need to do to get this designation. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

EVENTS

Engineering Club Carnival
Thursday, June 6, 1-6 pm, Kelley Engineering Center
Join in on the fun at the second annual Engineering Club Carnival. Sponsored by engineering student groups, activities include a dunk tank, photo booth, molecule stacking, LEGO racers, and more! The event is also a fund raiser for Linn-Benton Food Share to fight hunger in the community, so bring cans of food to donate. More information: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/ieee/web/carnival/

Robots Play CrossFire in Kelley!
Come watch robots play Crossfire against each other on finals week! The Applied Robotics Final Competition will be held on Tuesday, June 11th between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Kelley Atrium. Crossfire is a high-speed game where robots (or human opponents) score points by shooting BBs at pucks and pushing them across the game field. This is the culmination of 10 weeks of hard work by 12 teams of students enrolled in ENGR421. Come cheer on the robots!

EECS Graduation
Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm, LaSells Stewart Center
A cap and gown ceremony to celebrate our graduates, this is event is separate from the university's graduation ceremony. Students who participate receive a certificate (not the diploma). Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, June 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Arwa Hamid. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Bella Bose; GCR: Michael Olsen. "Cross-Layer Aware Routing Approach for Lifetime Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks with Multiple Sinks." Details

Tuesday, June 4, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, KEC 2114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Tuan Pham. Major Advisor: Ron Metoyer; Committee: Julia Jones, Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Eugene Zhang; GCR: James Coakley. "Interactive Visualization of Diversity in Multivariate Data Sets Unified across Fields of Study." Details

Wednesday, June 5, 8:00 - 10:00 AM, KEC 3057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Chris Chambers. Major Advisor: Chris Scaffidi; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Alex Groce; GCR: Hans Luh. "Using Code Smells and Profiling to Help End Users Detect and Fix Performance Problems in Data Flow Code." Details

Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Manideep Gande. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Karti Mayaram, Pavan Hanumolu; GCR: Adam Schultz. "Time Based Data Conversion Techniques." Details

Friday, June 7, 8:00 - 10:00 AM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Christopher Bogart. Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Martin Erwig, Alex Groce, Carlos Jensen; GCR: Christopher Sanchez. "Eliciting Informal Specifications from Scientific Modelers for Evaluation and Debugging." Details

Monday, June 10, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Darren Forrest. Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Alex Groce; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Corporate Involvement in FOSS Projects: An in-depth look at corporate contributions and implications for project governance." Details

Monday, June 10, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Tao Jiang. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Gabor Temes, Huaping Liu, Albrecht Jander; GCR: Abi Farsoni. "Design Techniques for Ultra-High-Speed, Medium-Resolution, Low-Power Analog-to-Digital Converters." Details

Monday, June 10, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, KEC 1114. MS Final Examination – Thai Duong. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Bella Bose, Prasad Tadepalli, Raviv Raich; GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Adiabatic Markov Decision Process: Convergence of Value Iteration Algorithm." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:00pm, KEC 1001. "OSU Libraries Collections and Services" presented by Margaret Mellinger, Associate Professor, 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

Career Services Introduces Student Job Blast Feature
Career Services at Oregon State University has set up a new feature, "Beaver Job Blasts." These job blasts are generated from Beaver JobNet, and are active job and internship postings from employers specifically working with Oregon State University to recruit for your major. Details

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.

Data Coder (student), OSU College of Business. Assistance needed with coding of variables in very large excel datasets. Job Qualifications/Responsibilities: knowledge of programming in Visual Basic or Matlab (or equivalent) is a must. Ability to manipulate large datasets will be very important. Job responsibilities will include the coding of variables from large data sets. Variable coding will require writing of code in VB or Matlab (or equivalent) to extract and manipulate the appropriate data. Details

Student Information Technology Position: Web design/creation, OSU College of Engineering. The College of Engineering Office of the Dean is seeking to fill a student information technology position. This person will create two web sites utilizing the content management system, Drupal. This position will begin and end during summer, 2013. This is a 40 hour/week position; however, if a candidate is highly qualified but available fewer than 40 hours/week, he/she may still be considered for this position. Details

Reliability Engineer - Technical Intern, Intel. This intern position is in Quality and Reliability Models and Tools (QRMT) team, which is part of Intel's Corporate Quality Network (CQN). You will be responsible for the development of laboratory testing and characterization systems for Intel's latest generation CPU. You will understand mechanisms that limit quality and reliability of Intel’s latest products, define creative approaches to characterize these mechanisms through test contents development in assembly language and/or C/C++. Details

Computer science internship, Oregon Health & Science University. Internship open this summer at OHSU (Beaverton, OR) working on speech modeling. Looking for a third year undergraduate computer science or math major, python knowledge and interested in working in speech modeling. As this is an NSF grant, applicant must be US citizen or permanent resident. Details

Internship for MS or PhD student, Intel. Candidate will develop server hardware monitoring utilities for a large number of distributed servers. Utilities will collect server logs and determine hardware health and send back to network operations center. Details

Software Systems Engineer, Xerox. The Software System Engineer (SSE) is a technical expert that supports the Product Integration Manager and software development teams. The SSE will organize and lead teams to specify, create, and validate new software features and resolve complex problems in a multi-disciplined product development environment for Xerox Solid Ink Multi-Function Printers. The SSE shares the Program priorities while working issues with functional development teams. Details

Software Design Engineer (Enrty Level), Xerox. Responsible for all aspects of software In an embedded development environment. Work with partnering development teams to develop requirements, coordinate delivery and validate results. Work with product owners to define software functional requirements. Develop real-time control software to coordinate all printer sub-systems. Develop new device drivers as required by electronic and mechanical designs. Release fully developed and tested software packages for the printer platform under development. Work closely with the hardware designers to assist in the evaluation and selection of the functional blocks that create a printer controller. Assist the hardware and mechanical development teams in system level testing. Support system level integration efforts In the test and debug of system level interactions. Details

FPGA Design Engineer, Ixia. The successful candidate will work as a part of a focused team creating industry-leading test equipment for the wireless and wired internet industry. As an FPGA Design Engineer, you will play a key role in defining and developing products for testing leading-edge wireless and wired internet communication equipment. Our products require various features and protocols to be implemented such that control and computation can be conducted at full line rates while instrumentation-quality measurements are being made. As an integral part of a product development team, you will work closely with embedded system software engineers, hardware engineers, and manufacturing engineers at all stages of product development and product launch. Details

BI/Data Visualization Developer, Oregon University System. This position is for a grant-funded project serving educational institutions of the State of Oregon. The BI/Data Visualization Developer works as part of a team to build a Business Intelligence and Data Visualization System. Responsibilities include migrating existing code systems and business processes from a legacy Oracle RDBMS to a new MSSQL system; design, programming, development, and testing of all parts of the system including but not limited to ETL, SSIS, RS, data visualization, web and application user interface; taking all necessary steps to ensure all parts of the System are functional, documented, and operating properly including but not limited to hardware, networking, security, and various parts of the Microsoft platform like SSIS, RS, SC, AS, MDM, IIS (or other web platform), etc. Details

INSIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT / IT ADMINISTRATION, First Response Systems. We are seeking a qualified technical individual capable of programming, testing, and troubleshooting low voltage systems including: security alarm, fire alarm, access control, and video surveillance. IT skills are required for this position as you will be working with client networks performing port forwarding and other required network duties. You will be interacting with field technicians as well as current customers on a daily basis, providing technical assistance via the phone and/or in person. As the IT administrator you will also provide daily support as needed to our internal IT network, including hardware and software covering approximately 30 PC’s and 5-8 servers. Details

.Net  Developer, Planar Systems. The .Net Developer is responsible for leveraging Microsoft technologies (.Net, Visual Studio, Sharepoint, Dynamics AX 2012, SSRS) to meet the business requirements of Planar. This will include: Maintenance/support of legacy .Net applications and Sharepoint. Extensions and new development of .Net applications. Support and extension of Planar’s Dynamics AX 2012 ERP system using X++ and personalizations. Support and development of reports generated from Dynamics AX as well as legacy .Net/SQL Server applications. Details

Data Architect/Database Administrator, Washington State University. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, updating, and maintaining dynamic web sites based on MySQL databases. The successful candidate will function as a part of a team developing and advancing the WSU Decision Aid System (http://das.wsu.edu). WSU DAS is a cutting-edge decision support system that provides time-sensitive and location-specific pest management information to tree fruit growers, managers, and consultants in Washington State. Details

2013 August-December intern/co-op term, AMD. This position is for an intern to create a webGL benchmark that is relevant to game developers and application developers using game technology in modern html5 web applications. The webGL benchmark need to demonstrate what level of performance and advanced real-time rendering that can be obtained by correctly taking advantage of the GPU inside a web browser. The resulting benchmark will be open source. Details

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

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