September 30, 2013

Welcome to our new students and welcome back to returning ones! We're glad you're here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

OSU Student Health Services Flu Shot Clinic in Kelley
Friday, October 11, 11:00-2:00, Kelley 1007

  • Students: $15 for injectable vaccine - Charged to your OSU student account. Bring your OSU ID card.
  • Graduate Students with PacificSource Insurance: $15 for injectable vaccine - Charge will be billed directly to PacificSource. Bring your insurance card and OSU ID card.
  • Faculty/Staff: $27 for injectable vaccine. If covered by the PEBB Statewide Insurance Plan (Providence), the fee will be billed directly to insurance. Bring your insurance card and OSU ID card. If not covered by PEBB, faculty/staff may also pay on site by cash or check.

KUDOS

Graduate student Chris Chambers and assistant professor Chris Scaffidi earned a best paper award for their publication, “Smell-driven performance analysis for end-user programmers” at the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing.

IN THE NEWS

Oregon State To Track Honeybees With Tiny GPS Sensors
OSU plans to build sensors that will reveal how these native pollinators search for pollen, nectar and nesting sites – information that will help researchers better understand how these insects assist in the production of crops that depend on pollination to produce fruits and vegetables. OSU engineers will test small, lightweight electronic sensors that avoid affecting the bees' natural flight movements. "New technologies allow us to build sensors with extremely small dimensions," said Arun Natarajan, principal investigator in OSU's High-Speed Integrated Circuits Lab and an assistant professor in EECS. Patrick Chiang, an OSU engineering professor and an expert in low-power circuits, will assist in designing the sensors. PrecisionAg, Pamplin Media Group

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Breaking down OSU's popular majors, salaries, careers
Based on enrollment and graduate amounts, the most popular degree programs at Oregon State University include mechanical engineering, computer science, biology, business administration and psychology. The Daily Barometer

Silicon Forest 25 -- 2013 edition: Divide emerges in Oregon tech
The Oregonian has been ranking the region's largest tech companies for five years; the latest edition of the Silicon Forest 25 shows a clear divide has emerged. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

TouchDevelop Hackathon
Sunday, October 6, 12pm, KEC 1003 (Lunch provided)
Want a chance to win $500? TouchDevelop is running a contest with cash prizes for great scripts in the areas of society and education, productivity, and games. Use their cross platform development environment to inspire you to come up with a rich script that has a clean, simple feel and depth of user experience, and is well tested. Experience a new way of writing apps directly on the phone or tablet (laptop will also do)! TouchDevelop is a programming environment that runs on iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Android, PC, Mac, and Linux. If you have a mobile device, you write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard (but you can use it one if you have it). Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. You can win one of the 3 phones (Lumia 521) if you attend the event. If you write a nice app or game, you can win $500. Details

Cornell Cup USA presented by Intel
Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel, is a college-level embedded design competition created to empower student teams to become the inventors of the newest innovative applications of embedded technology. The third annual competition will be held in May 2014 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. and will give teams the opportunity to win up to $10,000. Applications must be received by Oct 17th at 11:59 pm. Details

MindSumo Microsoft Challenge
Create new, real-world applications of Microsoft Kinect technology. As Kinect becomes more mature, the market has recognized hundreds of new areas where the hardware's motion sensor technology can be revolutionary. Submit ONE of the following: an explanation of your application and the user experience, or a design document describing the architecture of your proposed application. Details

MindSumo Groupon Challenge
What is the best way to leverage HTML5 in our mobile apps? To better support a wide range of devices, some have suggested that we include more HTML5 implementations in our mobile apps. Submit your analysis of this recommendation by answering the following questions: 1. Would you recommend more HTML5 implementations? Why or why not? 2. Where would HTML5 work well? Where would this not work well? 3. What are the technical pitfalls of this approach? What are the benefits? Details

MindSumo Addepar Challenge
Can your dev tool boost engineering productivity? Because we are a technology company, a majority of our company is made up of engineers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve communication and collaboration across the engineering team. In an attempt to boost productivity, we're looking at writing a small library of dev tools. Your task is to help us write one of the first - a git post commit hook that converts tabs to spaces. Details

FLoW Regional Clean Energy Business Plan Competition
First Look West (FLoW), the largest clean energy business plan competition for university students in the West, is open for applications and invites young entrepreneurs starting cleantech companies to participate. The competition offers $150,000+ in prizes and the opportunity to pitch to top cleantech investors. Over 100 expert mentors work with teams, helping them build their business model and connect with customers as well as hone their presentation skills for investors. The winning team from the FLoW Regional Finals competes in the National Competition in Washington D.C., June 2014. Details

NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge
NASA and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have teamed up to offer a competition for industry and academic teams across the U.S. to demonstrate a robot that can find and retrieve different geologic samples on various types of terrain. The winning team will receive $1.5 million in prize money. Team registration is now open until January 7, 2014. Details

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!

NSF – East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Student (EAPSI)
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. NSF Deadline: November 25, 2013. Details

EVENTS

Virtual Professional Development Series for Engineers:  The Power of Professional Etiquette
Tuesday, October 1, 5:30-6:30 PM EST (2:30 Pacific Time)
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!

Dodgeball EE vs CS for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students
Friday, October 4, from 6-8pm, Langton Gym

TouchDevelop Hackathon
Sunday, October 6, 12pm, KEC 1003 (Lunch provided)
Want a chance to win $500? TouchDevelop is running a contest with cash prizes for great scripts in the areas of society and education, productivity, and games. Use their cross platform development environment to inspire you to come up with a rich script that has a clean, simple feel and depth of user experience, and is well tested. Experience a new way of writing apps directly on the phone or tablet (laptop will also do)! TouchDevelop is a programming environment that runs on iPad, iPhone, Windows Phone, Android, PC, Mac, and Linux. If you have a mobile device, you write scripts by tapping on the screen. You do not need a separate PC or keyboard (but you can use it one if you have it). Scripts can perform various tasks similar to regular apps. You can win one of the 3 phones (Lumia 521) if you attend the event. If you write a nice app or game, you can win $500. Details

Beaver Barcamp 12
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center. Free
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. One of the best aspects of BarCamp is that attendees both provide the sessions and choose the schedule, allowing for greater flexibility and freedom. Details

2013 Careers in Energy Week
October 14 – 18
Engineers are essential in the energy industry by helping improve systems and create more efficient ways to generate, transmit, and use power from the power plant to your home. Engineers are the springboard to the amazing process of creating nuclear energy, designing wind turbines, advancing clean coal technology, and turning biofuels into usable energy. Learn more about the many rewarding career opportunities to apply your engineering experience in the energy industry, and help shape the future. We are seeking participants from diverse populations including: veterans, women, students, teachers, and parents to learn about exciting careers in energy and how to prepare for them. Details

Bend Startup Weekend
October 18-20, G5, 550 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend
Have a business idea that has been rattling around in your head for months, maybe even years? Your idea could rapidly become the next great Bend business success story! This event starts out like speed dating for business. Individuals pitch ideas, quickly form teams, develop a business model and validate out in the community. While the roots of Startup Weekend are founded in the tech industry, it encourages ideas for growth businesses from all industries and seeks a broad variety of participation including graphic designers, web designers, programmers, marketers, and business enthusiasts of all experience levels, including students. Details

Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Portland, OR
The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration focuses on empowering and encouraging women to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields, particularly computer science. The conference brings together students from universities and high schools, with industry leaders from the private and public sectors to engage and inspire the next generation of leaders to play an active role in shaping the future of computing and technology. Details

OSU Engineering Clubs Symposium
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Kearney Hall
An event for all student engineering organizations at OSU - organized by EWB-OSU. Share your successes and best practices and get help for your biggest challenges. Exchange ideas about recruitment, fundraising, leadership, event planning, & professional connections. Details

From College to Careers: Workshop for Women in Technology
Wednesday, October 30, 2:00 - 6:00 PM, CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Free
Join our panel of dynamic women in technology for an engaging afternoon and lively discussion. They will share their insights on technology careers and reveal how to after the job of your dreams and get it! You will also have a unique opportunity to network with peers, professionals and our panelists. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship exclusively for current mathematics and computer science and engineering students. Scholarship requirements: current student working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics; minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: September 30. Details

National Security Agency Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship exclusively for current electrical engineering students. Scholarship requirements: Current student working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the field of electrical engineering; minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: September 30. Details

AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship
A $500 scholarship exclusively for current engineering students. Scholarship requirements: current student working toward a degree (AA,AS,AAS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of engineering; minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: September 30. Details

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
Available to currently enrolled students of all disciplines. Scholarship requirements: current student, enrolled (for fall and/or summer sessions) in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline; minimum 2.5 GPA. Details

National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S.  Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Details

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

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.

OSL Student Developer, OSU Open Source Lab. The OSU Open Source Lab is looking for two software developers. This position is part time during the academic year, and full time during the summer. Designing, developing and maintaining several open source projects in Python, PHP, Ruby, Java and other languages. Writing and documenting open source code that supports the OSL's infrastructure and the open source community. Collaborating on development, troubleshooting and education with developers, users and the wider open source community via email, IRC and others as needed. Details

IT Position Pool, OSU University Administrative Business Center. IT student employees perform a large variety of work related to computer operations. Work at this level ranges from very basic which requires basic computer knowledge. More complex positions require increased knowledge and training. Some student IT positions relate to computer programming and students in these positions would assist computer programmers with special projects as needed. These projects range from basic to complex in nature. Details

Student IT Assistant, MECOP. As the IT assistant, examples of real activities you might do include: add several new fields to the student applications on the web form, database, and PDF application generation code; build web application for pre-screening student applications; troubleshoot errors showing up in our webserver logs; design, code, and test a server backup strategy; research and install new software on desktops and servers; help resolve Outlook mail problems with other team members; brainstorm IT strategy and future plans; provide phone support for students having trouble using the website; and more! Details

Tutor Position Pool, OSU Univeristy Administrative Business Center. Student tutors generally work with other students in helping them master a variety of subjects. Tutoring may be individual or in small groups. Tutors work to assist students in academic achievement by working with them on a regular basis to help improve their study skills. Details

Internship opportunities, GET-Benefits. We are a Portland based Third Party Administrator currently in development on a stand-alone solution for our client’s to allow their employees to log in and make use of online educational tools. We are looking for someone with a skillset that includes: HTML 5, jQuery, CSS 3+, some relational database familiarity, multiplatform development. Details

Software Engineering Intern, Summer 2014, Google. Software Engineers at Google are researchers and developers who yearn to create and implement complex computer science solutions. Our engineers develop massively scalable, distributed software systems and also collaborate on multitudes of smaller projects that have universal appeal - which requires research, awareness, interactivity, and asking questions. You build strong competencies in data structures and algorithms, along with a technical fascination for how stuff fits together. You need to have a solid foundation in computer science in order to consistently come up with new ideas as well as strive for a deep understanding of our products and services in order to continually improve upon them. Details

Electrical engineer (student or part-time employee) for starup company to build an arduino circuit to scan barcodes and deliver that information to a larger server and be able to program it. Details

Software Engineer, University Graduate, Google. Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how millions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our ambitions reach far beyond just Search. Our products need to handle information at the the scale of the web. We're looking for ideas from every area of computer science, including information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, and user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. Details

Software Engineer, PhD University Graduate, Google. Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how millions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our ambitions reach far beyond just Search. Our products need to handle information at the the scale of the web. We're looking for ideas from every area of computer science, including information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, and user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you work on a small team and can switch teams and projects as our fast-paced business grows and evolves. Details

Software Engineering Intern, PhD, Summer 2014, Google. Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how millions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our ambitions reach far beyond just Search. Our products need to handle information at the the scale of the web. We're looking for ideas from every area of computer science, including information retrieval, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, and user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a key member of a small and versatile team, you design, test, deploy and maintain software solutions. Details

RFIC Design Engineer, Analog Devices. The RF Design Engineer is expected to develop high performance Si-based ICs  for communications systems covering baseband to millimeter waves as part of an experienced team. Responsibilities include contributions to product definition, transistor-level cell design of key circuit blocks (LNAs, mixers, VCOs, drivers, VGAs, filters, etc..), simulation of electrical performance, layout supervision, parasitic extraction and verification through tape-out. The candidate will also develop product evaluation plans and support data sheet development all the way to product release. The candidate must feel confident in pursuing challenging goals with innovative technical solutions. 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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