August 19, 2013

IN THE NEWS

Wave energy advocates set funding, Newport grid date goals
The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center is seeking additional funding to wire its deepwater wave-testing site with electricity. The Center’s leaders also said this week they believe 2016 will be the year wave energy developers can begin to wade into Oregon’s waters for the first utility-scale, grid-connected test site in the country. Sustainable Business Oregon

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Oregon tech jobs hit seven-year high
While Oregon's overall economy continues its slow recovery from the Great Recession, the state's tech sector has now put the down times behind it. While tech jobs are still well below their dot-com era peak, the latest job numbers show Oregon's tech sector is at its strongest since 2006. The Oregonian

Oregon State University 'greenest' school in state; 11th in U.S.
So says The Sierra Club, which announced its “Cool Schools” list Wednesday. The list is meant to measure a school’s sustainability efforts, measured by questionnaires the schools complete. Salem Statesman Journal

Portland is Oregon's No. 3 startup hub. Where are Nos. 1 and 2?
That honor goes to Corvallis, according to joint report by entrepreneur advocacy groups Engine Advocacy and the Kauffman Foundation. Powered, in part, by Oregon State University, Corvallis ranked No. 12 among metro areas for high tech startup density, which accounted for city size and population. Portland Business Journal

EVENTS

Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Monday, August 19, 6pm, Puppet Labs, Portland, OR
FREE! Refreshments will be provided. Steve Mancini will give a talk on "The impact of disruptive innovation and privacy on your average hair stylist." RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-3.eventbrite.com/

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, August 20, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Hariprasath Venkatram. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Raviv Raich, Alan Wang; GCR: Leonard Coop. "Energy and Area Efficient Data Converter Techniques." Details

Thursday, August 22, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Karthikeyan Reddy. Major Advisor: Pavan Hanumolu; Committee: Un-Ku Moon; Gabor Temes; Kartikeya Mayaram; GCR: Merrick Haller. "Design Techniques for Delta Sigma Modulators Using VCO Based ADCs." Details

Monday, August 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 2114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Randall Rauwendaal. Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Ron Metoyer, Eugene Zhang, Weng-Keen Wong; GCR: Eric Skyllingstad. "Voxel Based Indirect Illumination Using Spherical Harmonics." Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Student Leadership Scholarship
IEEE Computer Society is again offering $40,000 in student scholarships through the Richard E. Merwin Student Leadership Scholarship program. The scholarships are designed to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. The selected winners of this award have the opportunity to serve as IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassadors for their IEEE region. Application deadline: September 30. Details

IEEE 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. Application deadline: November 15. Details

IEEE Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
The fellowship is awarded annually to a first year, full-time graduate student obtaining his or her Master's for work in the area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide. To be eligible, the applicant must have majored in the field of electrical engineering and have received a Bachelor's Degree from an engineering college of recognized standing worldwide. Application deadline: November 15. Details

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships
The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship program was created to support graduate research studies in Microwave Engineering. Graduate student wishing to pursue graduate degree in microwave engineering on a full-time basis from a reputable institution of higher education. Both the student and faculty member must be a member of MTT-S. Application deadline: November 30. Details

Kelly Engineering Resources – Future Engineers Scholarship Program
Candidates must be full-time students at the time of application submittal, pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Canada during the calendar year, and be accepted into the School of Engineering. Demonstrated potential for and commitment to a career in engineering, as well as outstanding academic performance. Essays will also be judged based on depth of knowledge and awareness of the issue and/or challenge addressed, as well as creativity, composition and originality. Application deadline: October 15. Details

GE Lloyd Trotter African American Forum Scholarship 2013-2014
The scholarship is awarded to rising sophomore and juniors majoring in specified technical disciplines attending an accredited university. To qualify you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship is named after Lloyd G. Trotter, President and CEO of GE Industrial Systems, who is recognized for his on-going commitment to volunteerism and mentoring. Applicants must be willing to accept a PAID internship at a GE location (TBD) in the U.S. for ~10 weeks during the Summer of 2014. Application deadline: November 1. Details

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship provides funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. This scholarship is available to US Citizens and individuals with Permanent Resident visas. Application deadline: September 30. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

The 3 Questions People Always Forget to Ask in an Interview
Remember the aim is to sell yourself as a bright, motivated and ambitious individual but it is important not to be too obvious. The people who are interviewing you will have heard it all before and they will be looking for someone who has that little bit extra quality or personality which sets them apart from the rest of the crowd. LinkedIn

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.

Academic Success Center Academic Coach. The Academic Success Center (ASC) supports and enhances OSU's learning environment to promote student persistence and success. This student employee position provides one-on-one academic coaching for students who wish to work on issues affecting their academic success. Academic Coaches often participate in doing presentations for classes and living groups, may assist with special projects at the Academic Success Center, and attend weekly professional development meetings. Details

Software Engineers, IBM. IBM's Linux Technology Center (LTC) is seeking full time Software Engineers for 2014. The LTC is an IBM team of open source developers who work in cooperation with the open source development community to enable Linux and open source stack on IBM products. Working for the LTC provides the opportunity to work directly with the brightest minds in open source development doing everything from hardware enablement, performance, embedded Linux, security and more. The LTC's supportive environment is a great place to start a career. 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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