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EECS Weekly News: November 4, 2013

IN THE NEWS

Interview: Cherri Pancake on the 25th Anniversary of the SC Conference
SC13 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Supercomputing conference. In the first of a series of insider interviews, we caught up with Cherri Pancake from Oregon State University to get her take on how far the show has come over the years. You may remember Cherri as the Conference Chair at SC’99. She is currently a member of the SC Steering Committee. Inside HPC

Turmoil threatens stability of EECS
Faculty and students became furious because of last month’s unexpected termination of popular department head Terri Fiez. Fiez has served as head of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for nearly 15 years. But on Sept. 5, College of Engineering Dean Sandra Woods notified Fiez that she would be removed on Sept. 30. The Daily Barometer

Tech industry, Oregon State faculty baffled as university dismisses longtime head of engineering and computing program
Professors in Oregon State University’s electrical engineering and computer science department, and Oregon tech leaders who recruit from the school, say they are frustrated and baffled by the school’s decision to dismiss the department’s longtime head of the program. The Oregonian

Intel, other tech firms upset by dismissal of OSU engineering chief
During the 14 years that Terri Fiez led the electrical engineering and computer science department at Oregon State University, she built relationships with Intel and other Northwest tech giants that recruited OSU grads. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

OSU’s Leadership Minor & Leadership Certificate
Tuesday, November 5, 4:00 – 5:00pm, The HUB {Batcheller 144}
Coordinators of OSU’s Leadership Minor and Leadership Certificate programs will share information about opportunities for student leaders in Engineering. If you are interested in building your leadership skills through meaningful experiences that are both transcript and resume-visible, this is your chance to get started! Details

Rackspace Bicycle Giveaway
How much do you know about Rackspace? Enter your answers below. Get all answers correct, and you get automatically entered in our Rackspace Bicycle drawing. You do not need to be present to win. Winner will be contacted via email. Details

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

Thursday, November 7, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Mining Object Movement Patterns from Trajectory Data" presented by Hai Phan, University of Oregon. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, November 11, 4:00 - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Neuromorphic Computing with Memristive Circuits" presented by Dmitri Strukov, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Details

EVENTS

IEEE Seminar: Google Campus Visit
Friday, November 8, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, KEC 1003
Google will conduct a tech talk about current products and give tips on how to be successful at a technical interview at Google. Don't forget your resume! Free food and prizes! RSVP: https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDEyck... 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

OSU President's Commission on the Status of Women Scholarship
PCOSW provides funding for women faculty, students and staff who are pursuing professional development or research opportunities.  PCOSW also supports individuals conducting research related to women's issues. Scholarships range from $500 to $1000. Applications are reviewed periodically during the academic year. Details

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2014-2015 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Generation Google Scholarship
The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2014-2015 school year. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014. Applicants must be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, or Female. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Google Lime Scholarship
At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with Lime Connect, a nonprofit organization that supports students with disabilities while they pursue education and promising careers, to help university students with disabilities work toward their academic goals in the field of computer science. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) for the 2014-2015 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Google SVA Scholarship
As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2014-2015 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2014. Application deadline: December 2, 2013. Details

Microsoft College Scholarship Program
Microsoft College Tuition Scholarships are to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related technical disciplines. Chosen applicants will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their love for software development, their academic excellence and their passion for making a difference in the software industry. Microsoft places value in encouraging under-represented groups to pursue computer science and other technical degrees. As such, a large majority of our scholarships will be awarded to female students, under-represented minority students (African-American, Hispanic or Native American) or students with disabilities. Scholarships are awarded in full or partial amounts for the 2014-2015 academic year. Full scholarships will cover tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year. Application deadline: January 31. 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

JOBS

Career Services November 2013 Newsletter

  • Student/Alum Spotlight
  • Career Guide
  • Drop-Ins for Resume & Cover Letter Assistance
  • College of Business Career Success Center Workshops
  • Career Trail

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.

App developer, 1859 Oregon's Magazine. Complete/hone an app that we have already developed. Details

Engineering Academic Coaches, College of Engineering. The College of Engineering Academic Coaching Program promotes student persistence among engineering students and supports student academic success in the College of Engineering. This student employee position provides one-on-one academic coaching for students who wish to work on issues affecting their academic success (i.e. time management, test anxiety, study skills, note taking techniques, and test preparation). Academic Coaches also develop and present academic success workshops for Engineering students, and maintain drop-in coaching hours at The HUB (Engineering Student Success Center). Details

Instructors for Precollege TAG Programs, OSU Winter Wonderings. Dynamic instructors wanted for Precollege TAG Programs’ upcoming Winter Wonderings 2014 (WW 2014) that services talented and gifted (TAG) participants in grades 3-4 and 5-6. Various classes such as programming, how computers work (dismantling the machines), and Alice have been popular with our TAG kids in the past. We wish to offer at least one computer class for WW 2014, but would welcome more. We pay a stipend of $350 for a course covering six Saturdays in 2014 (Jan. 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8) with a minimum enrollment of 10 students; each class is 80 minutes. Details

Java programmer (consulting). I’m looking for an expert in java programming (undergrad, grad student, other?) to help refine a large existing simulation program that has memory problems. I inherited the program and have been modifying it, but I have no training in java. I’m mostly looking for someone who can solve the memory problem, but other advice on reducing run time and documenting program flow would also be helpful. Details

Student Worker for Web, OSU Professional and Noncredit Education. Knowledge of web-based programming languages. Preferably, some knowledge of Drupal, Wordpress or other CMS frameworks. Able to perform data entry and basic coding with attention to detail. Excellent work ethic. Details

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

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