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June 17, 2013

IN THE NEWS

OSU, Industry Partnerships Draw On Student Talent
An increasing number of Oregon companies, both large and small, are taking advantage of the chance to work with Oregon State University engineering students on projects ranging from applied research to product development. This year many small Oregon companies and startups have teamed up with students on topics such as optimizing solar panel performance or developing devices for the treatment of type-one diabetes. VAL Avionics of Salem, Ore., sponsored a project that resulted in a new navigational system for airplanes that is already on the market. Albany Tribune, OSU news release

Engineering students face off in robotics final
Heather Rysenga, an electrical and computer engineering student, and her teammates Kelvin Lee, a mechanical engineering senior, and Bennett Rand, a computer science junior, scrambled to make adjustments their robot just before their final, which was a little more nerve-wracking than the usual bluebook test. Life@OSU

Ryan Connolly: Accelerating his future
Together with two computer science students and another from business, Connolly is developing PlayPulse, which takes a scientific approach to video-game testing by using a comprehensive suite of biometric sensors to measure where, when and how a user is most engaged in a video game. Connolly and partners Andy Miller, Zack Anderson and Hannah Vincent won seed funding from a College of Engineering/College of Business grant and are pitching the business to potential investors. Powered by Orange

OPPORTUNITIES

eBay Portland Open House
Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 to 7:00 PM, eBay Portland Office, 1400 Southwest 5th Avenue #900, Portland, OR 97201
Join us for an evening of networking, fun demos and cool tech talks organized by the eBay Portland office! eBay has been rapidly growing its presence in the Portland area and we want to share the innovative things we are working on. Details

Technology Activism 3rd Monday
Monday, June 17, 6pm, 926 Northwest 13th Avenue #210, Portland
We are starting an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Director of the Freedombox Foundation and keynote speaker at this year's Open Source Bridge conference, James Vasile, will be talking with us at the meetup. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Monday, June 17, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Steven Gaskill. Major Advisor: Andreas Weisshaar; Committee: Ted Brekken, Gabor Temes, Albrecht Jander; GCR: Karl Schilke. "Compact Circuit Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamic On-Chip Magnetic Devices." Details

Wednesday, June 19, 10:00 AM - noon, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Chia-Hung Chen. Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Raviv Raich, Albrecht Jander; GCR: Margaret Niess. "Micropower Incremental Data Converters." Details

Thursday, June 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Mike Tavakoli. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Ean Amon; GCR: Karen Shell. "Hardware and Software Methods to Improve and Accelerate the Development Cycle of Wave Energy Converters." Details

Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 - 2:00 PM, KEC 2087. MS Final Examination – Theresa Migler-VonDollen. Major Advisor: Glencora Borradaile; Committee: Prasad Tadepalli, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez. "Decomposing a Network by Density." Details

Thursday, June 20, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Richard Crispo. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Julia Zhang; GCR: Henri Jansen. "A Motor-Generator and Supercapacitor Based System for Microgrid Frequency Stabilization." Details

Thursday, June 20, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Wei Li. Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Terri Fiez, Thinh Nguyen, Alan Wang; GCR: Margaret Niess. "Low-Power 12-bit SAR ADC with Digital Foreground Calibration." Details

JOB HUNTING AND CAREER ADVICE

10 Must-Reads Before Starting Your First Job
Before you start that great new gig, we’ve prepared a crash course for you: everything you need to know about making a great impression on your co-workers, making friends at the office, and making sure your boss is happy. The Daily Muse

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.

Programmer (student), OSU Biological & Ecological Engineering. Develop software related to systems analysis and modeling for natural and human systems. Details

WEBPAGE ASST., OSU Zoology Department. The Department seeks a student worker to help develop our Drupal 7 website over the summer. The position is part-time, with a weekly hourly commitment between 8-10hrs with additional hours potentially available depending on performance. The successful applicant will assist members of the department in the development of both the back end (module & PHP coding) and front end (theme & CSS) for our website. Details

Partial list of jobs posted 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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