September 9, 2013

IN THE NEWS

Electronics advance moves closer to a world beyond silicon
Researchers at Oregon State University have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of electrons moving through silicon is simply too slow. "This approach enables us to enhance device operation by creating an additional asymmetry in the tunnel barrier," said John F. Conley, Jr., a professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Phys.org, Science Codex, redOrbit, Overclockers Club, New Electronics, Engadget, TG Daily, Science Blog, The Verge, Electronicsweekly.com, EE Times, Space Daily, OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

OSU research funding weathers the sequester
Although federal budget cuts sliced into the amount of research money that flowed last year to Oregon State University, a boost in investment from private industry — including a record amount from licensing technologies developed at OSU — helped to fill part of the gap, university officials said Wednesday. Corvallis Gazette-Times, Portland Business Journal

Oregon tech adding jobs, boosting wages and leading state back from the recession
Oregon's technology sector is racing ahead of the rest of the economy, leading the state's recovery by adding jobs faster and paying more than twice the state average. The new analysis shows Oregon has an unusually high concentration of tech jobs -- below top-tier states such as California (home to Apple, Google and Oracle) and Washington (Amazon and Microsoft). But the state is on par with several other tech leaders, including Texas (Dell and Texas Instruments). The Oregonian

Salary Survey: Average Starting Salary for Class of 2013 Grads Increases 2.4 Percent
Bolstering this positive news is the fact that salary increases are not limited to certain fields of study that are "carrying" the class. In fact, they are evident in all disciplines except one, computer science. National Association of Colleges and Employers

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:

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)

Design a web site this Fall
CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring (CRN 13825) will teach you the basics of web site development:

  • Design and production with HTML5, CSS3, and PHP
  • Graphic design and image optimization
  • Site management
  • Online promotion

In just 10 weeks, you'll make a functional web site for the topic of your choice.  Build a site for your portfolio, club, or friends and family. Sign up right away! Class meets Tues/Thurs from 10:00am to 11:50am and earns 4 Computer Science credits. For more information contact Pam.VanLonden@oregonstate.edu.

WGSS 320 Gender & Technology CRN 14556
Meet the BACC Science Technology Synthesis requirements through meaningful activities:

  • Research and write about the social and economic impacts of women in the technology industry.
  • See technology products through a Gender Lens.
  • Discuss trends in STEM and STEAM.
  • Learn to add your research and writing to a web site.
  • Plan for your greatest dream!

Register for Fall 2013 right away!

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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, September 11, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, KEC 1005. MS Final Examination – Nikhil Tej Lingutla Venkata. Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic, Christopher Scaffidi, Pankaj Jaiswal; GCR: Alex Greaney. "Annotation of Image Segments with Ontologies (AISO)." 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.

Student Multimedia Developer, OSU Univeristy Administrative Business Center. Create multimedia for learning modules intended for web-based delivery and used as Open Educational Resources. In addition, also looking for student employees with the following skills: 3D Animation and Modeling in Maya including Maya Modeling, Maya Animation, Maya texture creation, Maya character rigging. Details

Glumac is seeking Electrical Engineers. For more information about exciting opportunities with Glumac, go to: http://www.glumac.com/Careers/JOBS_GreatPeopleGreatProjects.html. Interested students should send their resume and other paperwork to Lauren Farmen at lauren.farmen@oregonstate.edu, or bring to Kearney 101B.

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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