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October 21, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last chance to submit your resume
Looking for an internship or job? Graduating in June? Then be sure to submit your resume to the EECS resume book by Monday @ midnight. This book will be shared with our industrial affiliates - organizations like Hewlett-Packard, Garmin, ESI and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. To have your file included, submit your file by *Monday* at our website: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/industry-relations/recruit-students/eecs-mime-senior-dinner-2013/upload-resume.

IN THE NEWS

OSU develops new way to kill ovarian cancer
Scientists at Oregon State University have found a way to destroy ovarian cancer cells using nanotechnology. Researchers are excited about the initial findings that show a combination of heat and chemotherapy can kill 95 percent of the cancer cells. “The hyperthermia, or heating of cells, is done by subjecting the magnetic nanoparticles to an oscillating, or alternating magnetic field,” said Pallavi Dhagat, an associate professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and co-author on the study. “The nanoparticles absorb energy from the oscillating field and heat up.” OSU news release, Science Daily, Northwest Cable News, Portland Business Journal, e! Science News, Drug Discovery & Development, nanowerk.com

Nanotechnology generates buzz in research
Oregon State University researchers hope to learn more about the flight patterns of bumblebees by designing wireless sensors to be placed on the backs of Willamette Valley bumblebees. The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded a three-year multidisciplinary research grant for $500,000 to collaborators entomology professor Sujaya Rao, electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor Arun Natarajan and electrical engineering and computer science associate professor Patrick Chiang. The Daily Barometer

MIM Diodes Pave Way For Higher-Speed Circuits
Researchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) have made advances in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes that could eventually render silicon-based integrated circuits (ICs) obsolete, at least for extremely high-speed, high-frequency applications. John F. Conley, Jr., a Professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, comments: “This approach enables us to enhance device operation by creating an additional asymmetry in the tunnel barrier.” Defense Electronics

OPPORTUNITIES

Needed: career fair volunteers
The Engineering Career Fair is fast approaching and Career Services still desperately needs student volunteers to help make it a success! Volunteers are needed for hour-long (or longer) time slots from 7:30am-5pm on Thursday October 24th. If you are planning on attending the fair, you could come early or stay an hour later to volunteer and help make sure this event is successful for Engineering students and employers! We need help running our backpack checking station and greeting students, as well as greeting employers, showing them to their booths, offering them water, and helping them pack up at the end of the day. Volunteering at the fair offers great opportunities for networking with employers, and shows employers that you are an involved student and candidate for employment. Lunch will be served, and all volunteers will be entered to win a Beaver Store prize valued at $25! If interested, please contact Jessica Haywood ASAP at Jessica.haywood@oregonstate.edu or 737-5016.

IEEE Store Volunteers
The IEEE store is in need of volunteers. Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Please sign up with the time you would like to volunteer on the following doodle: http://doodle.com/a4z3xkcfk8p6iwdp. We will be sending out a doodle poll later this term, to set up a time for a training session. Questions: osu-exec@ieee.org

ChickTech Volunteering
We need to get more women into high tech! Volunteer with ChickTech and help create a fun, hands-on technology event for 100 high school girls. We need volunteers for four workshops on HTML/JS, Alice, Soft Circuits, and Tech Careers... SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013, 7:45AM - 6:30PM, here on campus. 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, CH2M HILL 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

MindSumo Ol Pejeta Conservancy challenge
Ol Pejeta has 110 endangered rhino spread across 90,000 acres. These rhino are currently under siege by a poaching epidemic. Ol Pejeta is turning to technology to address this problem. With significant advances in recognition software, and the excellent visual and thermal live feeds that the drone can provide from overhead, we believe that the future has to be software that can use a combination of visual and thermal signatures to identify wildlife automatically. This would bypass the chip and tracking hurdles, and revolutionize the conservation world. The grand prize winner will be offered a flight to Kenya, transfers to Ol Pejeta, and 7 nights food and accommodation in a luxury lodge with a VIP tour of the conservancy and the chance to work on putting their algorithm into action on the ground. 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 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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, October 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – MohammadJavad NoroozOliaee. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Alan Fern, Sinisa Todorovic, Huaping Liu; GCR: Hector Vergara. “Maximizing Secondary-User Satisfaction in Large-Scale DSA Systems Through Distributed Team Cooperation.” Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, October 21, 1:00 - 1:50pm, KEC 3057. “Verifying Periodic Real-Time Software” presented by Sagar Chaki, Senior Member, Technical Staff, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 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

Friday, October 25, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. “From Idea to Product: Designing Educational Robots” presented by Tom Lauwers, BirdBrain Technologies LLC. Details

Monday, October 28, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “A Crash Course in Theoretical Computer Science (Part 1)” presented by Glencora Borradaile, Assistant Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Monday, November 4, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. “A Crash Course in Theoretical Computer Science (Part 2)” presented by Glencora Borradaile, Assistant Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

EVENTS

Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
Monday, October 21, Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Some snacks will be provided, thanks to OpenITP. This month will be more laid back. We welcome people to come hang out and talk about techno-activism current events and ideas for future meetings. RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-5.eventbrite.com/

Fast Enterprises Information Session
Tuesday, October 22 @ 6 pm, Bexell 323
Join representatives from Fast Enterprises, an IT consulting career that is hiring! Representatives will be sharing more about their company and the opportunities they are hiring for. They'll have free food, soda and a drawing for an iPod Nano. Don't forget your resume. Details

IEEE Micron Seminar
Wednesday, October 23, noon - 1:00pm, KEC 1007
Micron will be on campus giving a presentation about their company and the opportunities that are available for you! Bring your resume, and appetite as they specifically requested Local Boyz for lunch. Questions: osu-exec@ieee.org

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

IEEE Microsoft Seminar
Thursday, October 24, 6:00 - 7:00pm, KEC 1001
Hear what Microsoft is up to this year and what a day in the life is like, straight from full time engineers. They'll be sharing on their experiences, the technologies they work on every day, as well as tips on how to land yourself a job here. Don't forget your resume! Free food and prizes! Questions: osu-exec@ieee.org

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

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

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

Event Networking as an Introvert
By researching researching companies and people that are coming, preparing casual conversation topics, and preparing questions, you can have a successful experience at the event. Career Services

5 tricks to dominating a job interview
The interviewer is not just listening to your answers. They are examining behaviors and comparing them to their vision of the “ideal candidate.” From your handshake to your closing comments to your follow-up — all of it matters. Portland Business Journal

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.

Associate in Engineering 1 (Graduate Engineer - Electrical), ODOT, Salem. ODOT’s Graduate Engineer Program is designed for recent engineering graduates to transition from student to full-time engineer. For up to twenty-four months, GEP participants are provided rotational assignments throughout ODOT engineering disciplines. Participants are recognized as full-time employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package, and mentorship from a registered Professional Engineer (PE) while in the program. This can provide up to two years qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure. Details

Associate in Engineering 1 (Graduate Engineer), ODOT, Bend, La Grande, Portland, Salem, White City. ODOT’s Graduate Engineer Program is designed for recent engineering graduates to transition from student to full-time engineer. For up to twenty-four months, GEP participants are provided rotational assignments throughout ODOT engineering disciplines. Participants are recognized as full-time employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package, and mentorship from a registered Professional Engineer (PE) while in the program. This can provide up to two years qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure. Details

IT Associate, Cambia. This entry-level position participates in a team environment for the delivery and maintenance of application systems. As an IT Associate you may: develop efficient and maintainable program code; develop efficient and effective program and system solutions in solving simple business problems; provide consulting support for IT and Business partners by researching, identifying and resolving technical programming problems; develop simple programs and systems in support of business processes and objectives; prepares system test plans, test criteria and test data; develops innovative solutions to problems; determine program design and prepares work estimates for development or changes for assigned work; prepare program, system, operational and User documentation; perform testing and documents the results; design and write formal test plans and test specifications to address unit, system and integration testing. 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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