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June 24, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We bid a fond farewell to associate professor Pavan Hanumolu, who is leaving us for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the faculty in 2006 after earning a PhD in electrical engineering from OSU. We thank him for the outstanding work he has done here for the past 12 years; he will be greatly missed.

IN THE NEWS

Like bird-watching? OSU seeks citizen surveyors
Oregon State University researchers are hoping to tap into the state’s growing population of bird-watching enthusiasts to create a volunteer team of “citizen scientists” to gather data on Oregon’s resident and visiting birds. The popular eBird site receives more than 1 million submissions each month – but few from Oregon. [EECS professor Tom Dietterich is involved in this project.] Eugene Register-Guard, Corvallis Gazette-Times, KTVZ, OSU news release

Real-time stereovision
When humans view the world with two healthy eyes, we see in stereovision, which gives us depth perception and allows us to avoid running into the things around us. Using today’s more robust technologies, a senior capstone project team in the School of EECS accepted the challenge of designing a real-time stereovision application that can be used with programmable hardware and has potential for helping automobiles and other electronically driven gadgets to avoid collisions. Team members are Jon Dallas, Collin Keefer, and Matthew Zochert. College of Engineering

Retro arcade game player
Sometimes it’s in going backward that we move forward. At least that’s what Kyle Thompson, Flint Yoder, and José Terrazas may have thought when they designed a multi-user, open-source system that can host vintage arcade games such as Tetris and Snake. College of Engineering

Inexpensive wireless robotic hand
It can be traumatic enough when someone needs a prosthetic device, but it can be doubly so when that person is faced with the price tag. Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Kris Schneider and Michael Nopp created a prototype of an inexpensive, wirelessly controlled prosthetic hand that promises to change that scenario. College of Engineering

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Survey: Oregon State University Among Country’s Most ‘Underrated Colleges’
According to a new report from Business Insider, Oregon State University is considered the 17th most underrated college in America. Ultimately, the study weighed incomes of various college graduates; samples came from what many consider to be prestigious colleges and samples from schools that typically fall under the radar. Business Insider plotted U.S. News’ ranking of the best colleges against PayScale’s mid-career salary rank to identify the outliers (overrated versus underrated). CBS

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
The scholarship carries a stipend of up to US$24,000 and is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work toward a master's in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the United States. To be eligible, the student must be a permanent resident of the United States, have majored in the field of electrical engineering, and have received a bachelor's degree from an engineering college of recognized standing. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-year full-time graduate student only. Application deadline: November 15. 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.

Up to 3 positions for student programmers, OSU Biological & Ecological Engineering. 1) C++ programmer, familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio required, familiarity with programming for Windows platform required, familiarity with MFC a plus. 2) 2) C# programmer, familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio required, familiarity with programming for ASP.Net platform required, familiarity with developing web applications a plus. Full time over the summer, negotiable after that. Undergrad or grad. Details

BSG Student Developer-Analyst, OSU Business Solutions Group. Our student developer-analysts work with a team on a wide variety of tasks, involving both technical skills and working directly with clients. A typical project might include meetings with clients to document existing workflows, uncover problems and identify areas for improvement; writing and interpreting detailed software requirements; documenting test cases; and writing and testing code. Details

Microsoft Student Partners. The Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) program offers technical training, incredible connections, and extraordinary opportunities. We expose new Microsoft technologies to MSPs around the world. As an MSP, you'll be informed about the latest Microsoft technologies. You will acquire the tools and training to lead technology discussions on your campus. You will demonstrate the newest technologies, host tech events, and connect with like-minded students and faculty. You will be the one everyone turns to for answers and insights. Details

CIRCUIT DESIGNER, Intel. You will be responsible for design and simulation of analog or digital circuits, digital logic, mix mode simulation, behavioral modeling and validation for circuits for a special circuits group which is responsible for building various custom analog circuits, thermal sensors, PLLs and other clock generation circuits for Intel ATOM and ATOM-based products. This includes, but is not limited to generic digital circuits such as counters, dividers, control logic, state machines, analog circuits such as VCOs and charge-pumps, to complete design of a clocking or thermal sensing element, post silicon support, physical validation (Reliability, Aging, Noise, etc.), schematic entry, characterization (timing, power, etc.), rtl coding, synthesis and validation. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

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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