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October 7, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Senior Dinner and Engineering Career Fair are in a few weeks. Start prepping now, by making an appointment with the Career Service Center now. Also, be sure to visit: http://oregonstate.edu/career/online-seminars-webinars. They have resume guides, interviewing tips, networking webinars and more resources to help you be successful. With the Fair coming, appointments with the Career Services Center are already starting to fill, so don't wait if you want a personal appointment.

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.

IN THE NEWS

Oregon State boosts Open Source Lab by bringing it into academic fold
Oregon State University is giving its Open Source Lab a major promotion, moving it from a services role within the university into an academic department as part of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The switch will raise the Corvallis lab’s profile and involve dozens more students every year in a program that helped make Oregon a global hub for open source activity. The Oregonian, Bloomberg Business Week, TMCnet.com, ecampusnews.com

Enter your address, get your home's energy-saving potential
For years, Oregon State University graduate Hannes Hapke (MS, ECE) traveled the world helping wind giant Vestas make deals. But for Hapke, a German native, the utility-scale approach to renewable energy development wasn't fast enough. So, along with Dr. Alvaro Feito-Boirac, a quantum physicist, he set out to create an energy search engine called Renooble. Sustainable Business Oregon

Innovative teamwork fueled by the sun’s energy
After winning the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix, Solar Vehicle Team moves forward with new design. The solar car reached a top speed of 65 mph at the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix where the OSU Solar Vehicle Team won first place this summer. The Daily Barometer

Researchers Creating Bee Sensor
Researchers at Oregon State University recently received a half-million dollar grant, allowing them to develop a sensor to track bumblebees. Entomologists say pet-owners put microchips in cats and dogs in case they get lost, and now, a similar idea will help them track bumblebees. The grant project is a partnership between entomologists and engineers at OSU. KEZI, KING5 Seattle, Northwest Cable News, KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland (video), Portland Tribune

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Computer Science Rocks!
Who says STEM is for nerds? Not rock star will.i.am. The technology-loving Black Eyed Peas singer thinks computer coding is so cool, he's enrolled in a programming course at the California Institute for the Arts this fall. “Code writers, they are my idols,” the Black Eyed Peas star told Britain’s Mirror. “Songwriters are cool – I can write songs, too – and bloggers are cool but code writers? Those are the coolest in the world.” eGFI

The Great Growth Disconnect: Population Growth Does Not Equal Economic Growth
America's economic winners are not those places that are growing population fastest, but those that are developing the skills and capabilities that improve their underlying productivity. The top ten includes a mix of knowledge-based metros like Corvallis and Portland, Oregon, in first and second place; Durham-Chapel Hill, in North Carolina's Research Triangle, in third; San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, in fifth. The Atlantic

OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities for CS students in School of Psychological Science virtual reality lab
I'm currently looking for some smart, motivated volunteers who are interested in gaining some research experience. More specifically, I'm hoping to find students who are interested in programming virtual reality scenarios (using Python-based software) or working on 3D modeling (using SketchUp, 3ds Max, Maya, etc.). Details

New Faces of Engineering-College Edition
This is a program of the National Engineers Week Foundation and its partners. Funding is provided by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying). Every fall, College Edition recognizes the accomplishments of 3rd, 4th and 5th year engineering students by highlighting their academic successes and student contributions to the industry and participating engineering society. Application deadline: November 15. Details

Ignite Corvallis 5
Monday, November 18, 7:00 - 10:00 PM, CH2MHill Alumni Center & LaSells Stewart Center, OSU
If you had five minutes to talk to Corvallis what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learning, successes, failures? Inspire people to act? The deadline for proposal submission is October 23rd. 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 MongoDB Challenge
At MongoDB, we constantly struggle with tracking developer productivity, and trying to understand how and when we’re doing our best work. One way we’d love to achieve this is through a git post-commit hook that records data about our commits in a MongoDB database. Then we could create and run aggregations, giving us insight to interesting questions like: 1) On average, when are we most productive? 2) What time of day do we see the most commits? 3) What is the size of a typical commit? 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. Submission deadline: Mar. 3, 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

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, October 7, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "TouchDevlop: programming on mobile, cloud-connected devices" presented by Michal Moskal, Microsoft Research. Details

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "On Parallel Graph Algorithms & Their Applications" presented by Mahantesh Halappanavar, Research Scientist, Computational Sciences & Mathematics Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Details

EVENTS

WiN PubTalk: "The JOBS Act": The Funding Rules Changed!
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6 to 8pm, Corvallis Country Club, 1850 SW Whiteside Dr, Corvallis
Did funding your company just harder or easier? Learn how the new law affects you. Can you still do crowd-funding for equity? Do you need to send your slide deck to the SEC at least 15 days before you show it to a group? Do you have to see someone's tax return before you can let them invest in your company? Join us to learn how the new SEC rules that went into effect Sept 23rd affect startups and investors. 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

TP Forever Memorial Golf Tournament
Saturday, October 19, 11AM, The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club – North Course
The TP Forever foundation was established in May of 2012 to prolong the memory and spirit of Anthony Michael Platt (Tony Platt). Tony was an amazing person with a huge heart, contagious smile, and an incredible sense of humor. After graduating from Lake Oswego High School, he earned a degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. In order to keep Tony’s memory and spirit alive, the foundation raises money annually for both the TP Forever Memorial Scholarship Fund at Oregon State University and the Oregon Humane Society. Details

Engineering Career Fair
Thursday, October 24, 11am-4pm, CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Career Fairs are a place to find jobs and internships. This event offers you the chance to network with employers and explore a position or organization that you had not previously considered. These employers travel to Oregon State University just to see you. Take advantage of this opportunity to get started on your career! Representatives from 150 employers are scheduled to be at the career fair. Details

SEMI Pacific Northwest Professional Development Seminar
Jobs in the Micro and Nano Electronics Industry: Connecting College Students to Industry
Friday, October 25, 8am to 3pm,  Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Corvallis HP Campus
For college students and recent graduates interested in career opportunities in the semiconductor and related high technology industries. Industry volunteers will share what the high tech industry looks for when they recruit for new graduates. This group is eager to meet students and to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. 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

IT Traveling Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech
Thursday, November 14, Noon, Pharmacy Building Room 305
Are YOU interested in exploring a technology-related career? Then YOU need to attend this IT Traveling Road Show: The Path to a Career in High Tech presented by the Technology Association of Oregon. The Road Show is a free event designed for college students who want to learn more about technology careers and the educational paths available to enter the field. Recent graduates of the college’s technology programs will join a panel of industry professionals to discuss career paths in tech. They’ll speak to subjects including how they got interested in technology, what their educational journey has been like, what their career aspirations are and a view into “a day in the life.” Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
To provide unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. We are looking for: exceptional creativity; broad understanding of physical principles; outstanding potential for innovative research; applying to or enrolled in a PhD program; American citizenship or permanent residency. Application deadline: November 1. Details

2014 Presidential Management Fellows
To become a PMF, you must participate in an arduous, multi-phase process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. You are eligible if you will meet all graduate degree requirements (even though you have not necessarily graduated), including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation (as required), you are eligible to apply for the PMF Class of 2014. Eligibility is based on completion of current graduate work by August 31, 2014. If you have completed an advanced degree (masters or professional) from a qualifying college or university during the previous two years from the opening date of the PMF Program's application announcement, you are also eligible to apply. Application deadline: October 15. 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. Application deadline: November 1. 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

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn
Are you waiting until after graduation to start building up your LinkedIn profile? It's time to reconsider. Thirty-seven percent of surveyed job recruiters identified social professional networks as one of the most important sources for hiring. Social professional networks are also the fastest growing source of quality hires. Mashable

The Candidate Skills/Qualities Employers Want
When it comes to the importance of candidate skills/qualities, employers are looking for team players who can solve problems, organize their work, and communicate effectively, according to respondents to NACE’s Job Outlook 2014 survey. National Association of Colleges and Employers

The questions YOU ask during a job interview can hurt you
The questions you ask in an interview can help you OR knock you out of the running. Joseph had an hour-long interview at 8 a.m. with the hiring manager, Susan, for a position he really wanted. He did some research on the company, reread the job description, and brushed up on his top strengths and weaknesses. He was on time and did well during the interview. That is, until the last 15 minutes. When Susan asked, “Well, Joseph, what questions do you have for me?” Portland Business Journal

Career Services October 2013 Newsletter

  • Fall Career Fairs 2013
  • Student/Alum Spotlight
  • Career Fair Seminars and Events
  • Drop-Ins for Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
  • Speed Mock Interviews
  • LinkedIn Professional Photos
  • Women in Technology Workshop

JOBS

The Senior Dinner and Engineering Career Fair are in a few weeks. Start prepping now, by making an appointment with the Career Service Center now. Also, be sure to visit: http://oregonstate.edu/career/online-seminars-webinars.They have resume guides, interviewing tips, networking webinars and more resources to help you be successful. With the Fair coming, appointments with the Career Services Center are already starting to fill, so don't wait if you want a personal appointment.

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

Immediate need to hire a student to build a website. Ever wanted to make a difference and get paid for it? I have an immediate need for a functioning website and would like to hire a student to build it. I am open to receiving proposals from students. I am issuing a challenge to college students throughout the US to help me fundraise $150,000 to build 1,000 homes with Habitat for Humanity Nepal. Last year, I led and mentored students to raise $57,000 and took a team of 8 to Nepal where we joined nearly 500 people to build homes in the Himalayas. This year, I'm taking the project to the next level and need a website to help me get there. Details

Software development engineer interns, Amazon. Our interns and co-ops design, develop, and write real software and partner with a select group of experienced software development engineers, who both challenge and further develop them as they analyze and solve innovative projects that matter to our customers. As a member of the Amazon development team, you’ll be given the opportunity to have direct impact on the evolution of the Amazon e-commerce platform and lead mission critical projects early in your career. Your design, code, judgment, and raw smarts will contribute to solving some of the most complex technical challenges in the areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability, security and tweaking algorithms, just to name a few. Details

Technical Sales Engineer, Texas Instruments. Do you have a drive for results? Look for what’s next? Challenge the status quo? Have passion to win? Enjoy building relationships? If so, have you considered using your electrical or computer engineering degree to help change the world through creating technical solutions? Come hear about what life is like in a customer-facing engineering role and how you can use your engineering skills and entrepreneurial spirit to land the perfect job for you. Register for a virtual information session on Thursday, October 17. Details

Do you know Analog? Linear Technology Corporation will be attending Oregon State University’s Fall Engineering Career Fair on Thursday, October 24. Please join us to hear about full time entry level jobs at our various locations for BS, MS, or PhD's in Electrical Engineering with academic backgrounds in analog circuit design and semiconductor physics. We will also be having an On Campus Recruiting on Friday, October 25. Please apply to our job posting (ID: 891) on Beaver JobNet for an invitation. Resume submission will end on Wednesday, October 16. Details

Information Technology Manager, Office of Enrollment Management, OSU. As a member of the Enrollment Management Team, this position manages the information technology systems for the division. The IT Manager must be visionary and strategic as he/she directs information technology projects with campus-wide impact and supervises professional, technical project staff. This position also provides support for data collection and analysis in collaboration with Institutional Research. 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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