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September 3, 2013

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

OSU spins up tech companies with Venture Accelerator
OSU's Venture Accelerator is a program designed to propel concepts and research into new companies. The businesses chosen for the first year of this program come from the university and the community at large and represent a broad spectrum of ideas, from renewable energy to biological research. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OPPORTUNITIES

Virtual Professional Development Series for Engineers
In order to help you get ready for the fall recruiting season, Eaton will offer three virtual job preparation sessions, geared toward students pursuing careers in engineering. Participants can access these webinars from any location with an internet connection, so it’s an easy way for you to obtain relevant information from anywhere on campus!
The following sessions will be offered:

Power Up Your Resume
Tuesday September 3rd 5:30-6:30 PM EST (2:30 Pacific Time)

Empower Yourself with Interview Skills
Tuesday September 17th 5:30-6:30 PM EST (2:30 Pacific Time)

The Power of Professional Etiquette
Tuesday October 1st 5:30-6:30 PM EST (2:30 Pacific Time)

Willamette Innovators Network PubTalk
OSU's Venture Accelerator: A Game-Changer For Willamette Valley Entrepreneurs?

Tuesday, September 10, 6-8 pm, Corvallis Country Club
Cost: $10, $5 with Student ID. Food is included, with a no-host bar.
Some good things are happening in the Corvallis area for entrepreneurs, and a major one is OSU's new Venture Accelerator that aims to help area startups grow faster, better and stronger.  Come hear all about it and help us welcome your friends in the Willamette Innovators Network back from the summer at our September Tech Pub. Details

Solar Now! University Conference
Join us for the fourth annual Solar Now! University, scheduled for September 26-28 in Coos Bay, Ore. Geared towards helping Oregon communities plan, create and manage their own solar programs, this year’s conference is led by Solar Oregon in collaboration with Energy Trust of Oregon, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Oregon Department of Energy. The 2013 conference will address the objectives of the Rooftop Solar Challenge II, designed to advance innovative, local-government-level solutions for eliminating market barriers and lowering the costs of grid-tied photovoltaics. 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

Five Simple Ways to Boost Your Professional Brand On LinkedIn
On LinkedIn, you have complete control of how you want to be portrayed professionally to the world — whether it’s by showing how skilled you are in portfolio management or product design or by highlighting some of the most interesting projects you’re working on at the moment. Your LinkedIn profile is a place where you can share your career aspirations and goals with other like-minded professionals. 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.

Multimedia and Support for Open Educational Resources (student position), OSU Extended Campus. Design and create multimedia for a browser based environment. Develop educational multimedia and web-based applications. Create/design/edit electronic materials. Design and create animations for learning modules/objects. Design and create computer graphics, diagrams and illustrations to be used in learning modules/objects. In Addition, also looking for student employees with the following skills: 3D Animation and Modeling in Maya; Interactive and/or Graphic Designer; Google Analytics. Details

WR 327 for Engineers Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, OSU College of Engineering. These are paid positions and involve about 5 hours per week. Technical consultant on engineering content of course. Assist with grading, evaluation, and in-class activities. Details

Open Source Lab Web Designer. The OSU Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) is looking to hire a student web designer to assist with improving numerous open source websites for use both internally and externally at the OSUOSL. Primary responsibilities will include: Following the OSU brand guidelines to create graphics for use in both print and digital media. Collaborating with the media team to promote the Open Source Lab across multiple channels. Maintaining a Drupal website. Designing websites for projects hosted at Open Source Lab. Details

Spring 2014 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. Details

Software Developer, Aequitas Management, Inc. This position is responsible for ongoing design and development of the CarePayment software suite. This individual must be forward-thinking and share in a common vision of quality, integrity and efficiency. Successful candidates must be able to work independently as well as be a team player in our agile environment. Essential Functions: technical analysis and design of systems, applications, processes, and components; ongoing development of CarePayment software suite; .NET, C# software development; SQL Server database design and development; technical liaison and resource for any outsourced development teams. Details

Web Development Engineer, HP. The Consumer Business organization is an exciting, fast-paced organization that is reinventing printing for both the consumer and the commercial segment. You could be part of team that is building new software solutions and services like ink subscription, mobile/tablet printing and other printer related cloud services. Many of the teams use Agile/XP Paired Programming and the latest development, deployment and diagnostic approaches. We are looking for highly motivated and talented web developers to join us in pursuing this exciting opportunity as part of HP. Details

Entry-level Firmware Engineer, CyberCoders. We are a world leading provider of imaging solutions for consumer electronics. medical devices, government, etc. Our products are deployed all over the world and the demand for them continues to grow rapidly. Designing, implementing and testing of new real-time embedded imaging products. Working with the digital IC design team to create a complete design. Details

Process TD Engineer- Fault Isolation/ Failure Analysis, Intel. Play critical role in Intel's industry leading next-generation semiconductor process technology development by Fault Isolation and Failure Analysis (FI/FA) of fails in leading edge microprocessors to isolate defects induced either because of process development experiments or process excursion. Interface with Portland Technology Development (PTD) Yield Engineers to understand the distribution and relative importance of various microprocessor fails, perform FI/FA on fails to isolate defects on die using a variety of test and characterization techniques including electrical, laser and IR based probing as well as nanoprobing, and interface with PTD Failure Analysis Engineers to visualize the defects, so PTD Integration Engineers can drive the reduction of the defects in the process. Support development and maintenance of state of the art electrical and analytical test and characterization systems and equipment. Details

Cable Development Engineer, TE Connectivity. Design and develop custom, high performance cable constructions to meet customer's electrical, mechanical, and environmental performance requirements for imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, surgical, and interventional cable interconnect market segments. Apply technical knowledge to model cable design, cable fabrication, materials, and assembly-level requirements to meet scope (e.g., performance and quality), schedule (e.g., on time delivery), and budget (e.g., price) constraints. Develops design solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of many factors. Solutions require use of ingenuity and creativity. Performs work under general supervision on multiple NPI projects. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Generate design specifications, create cable construction drawings in 2-D or 3-D CAD, participate in technical reviews during an early assessment of business opportunity, and document bill of materials to support quote preparation. Translate customer’s product requirements into achievable product specifications and design features. Details

Opportunity for recent PhD (analog-mixed signal consulting job) to help develop a proof of concept for a nano wire-based photo diode array for non-medical applications. The array can be used for imaging IR-UV. 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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