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July 8, 2013

IN THE NEWS

OSU solar vehicle blazes to victory
In bright sun and 105-degree heat, the solar vehicle team at Oregon State University drove “The Phoenix” last week to victory in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix competition in Austin, Texas — 193 laps, or 661 miles, around the Circuit of the Americas raceway on nothing but solar energy. Corvallis Gazette-Times, Phys.org, KVAL, TG Daily

Oregon College Solar Car Drives 661 Miles On Clean Energy
Oregon State University (OSU) was out in Austin, Texas under a bright sun and 105 degree heat winning the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix – go Beavers! OSU’s entry, dubbed The Phoenix, won last week at this event by posting 193 laps, or 661 miles, around the Circuit of the Americas raceway on nothing but solar energy. EarthTechling, AZoCleantech

Douglas Engelbart, inventor of computer mouse, dies at 88
OSU EE alum Douglas Engelbart arrived at his crowning moment relatively early in his career, on a winter afternoon in 1968, when he delivered an hour-long presentation containing so many far-reaching ideas that it would be referred to decades later as the "mother of all demos." Yahoo!

"We have a pointing device called a mouse, a standard keyboard and a special key set," he told the audience. The demonstration can be seen in archive footage on YouTube. TechWorld

“I don’t know why we call it a mouse,” he told his audience that day. “Sometimes I apologize. It started that way and we never did change it.” Bloomberg

Among Engelbart's other key developments in computing, along with his colleagues at the Stanford Research Institute and his own lab, the Augmentation Research Center, was the use of multiple windows. Engelbart's lab also helped develop ARPANet, the government research network that led to the Internet. Associated Press

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

OSU Once Again Named Best Buy School By Fiske
Oregon State University is among 41 “Best Buy Schools” named in the 2014 edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges.” This is the second time in two years that OSU has made the list. Only two other Pacific Northwest schools made the list – University of Oregon and Evergreen College in Washington. Albany Tribune

EVENTS

Technology Activism 3rd Monday
Monday, July 15, 6pm, Puppet Labs, Portland, OR
Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. We're excited to have Kees Cook chat with us this month. He will most likely be talking about digital surveillance and physical privacy. Anyone interested in techno-activism is welcome to attend. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required. Details

JOB HUNTING AND CAREER ADVICE

Interview Tips: Master Your Nonverbal Communication
Your nonverbal communication is one of the most important aspects of an interview. This includes factors such as your gestures, body language, facial expressions, and more. These communication signals are important because they send a multitude of messages to the interviewer. Many times, nonverbal communication is subconscious, but it is still something that people will notice. CAREEREALISM

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.

Systems integration Engineer Intern, Eid Passport. The intern position works within engineering under the guidance of one or more senior engineers to provide assistance to internal customers by architecting, evaluating, designing, integrating, testing and documenting leading-edge hardware and software security technologies for identity and physical access control management systems. Details

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE - INTERNSHIPS, ATI WAH CHANG. ATI Wah Chang is looking to fill two Cooperative Work Experience positions at our Albany, Oregon facility. We want to talk to you if you have an interest in information systems and working as a system programmer.  Many of our students hold positions for 1-2 years depending on a student’s interest, drive and availability. Hours are flexible, and most students work 20+ hours per week. Many students work full time in the summer. Details

Software Development Engineer – Mask Synthesis, Mentor Graphics. The Software Development Engineer will be part of the Calibre R&D team and focus on the research and optimization of advanced algorithms for next generation computational lithography (OPC) and resolution enhancement techniques (RET). Responsibilities include: Conducting experiments and analyzing large amounts of data to measure and improve performance of algorithms by incorporating accurate heuristics. Designing, developing and optimizing complete software systems using scientific analysis. Modifying existing software to correct critical errors in real customer designs. Focusing on designing parallel algorithms to speed up computation Interact with other teams like marketing and customer support to obtain information on functional requirements and priorities for new features. Details

FY13 Graduate MEMS Interface Circuit Design Engineer, Analog Devices. Work on a multidisiplinary team to create MEMS inertial sensors. Responsible for designing, developing, modifying, and evaluating integrated circuitry to sense and actuate MEMS devices. Participate with the team in assessing the IC design and its impact on system performance in the product once integrated with MEMS. May participate in customer visits and serve as part of the product development team. 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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