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EECS Weekly News: November 25, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

College of Engineering scholarship applications are now available
Apply now for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. You MUST complete the application during this time frame; we do not accept applications at any other time. A single application (http://oregonstate.edu/scholarships/app/) covers both College of Engineering and EECS scholarships. Deadline: February 15. Questions or issues: askengineering@oregonstate.edu. Additional information: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/scholarship-information

IN THE NEWS

TP Forever Scholarship
The TP Forever Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual TP Forever Memorial Golf Tournament at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club on October 19, 2013. The family raised an additional $30,000 for the scholarship fund at the tournament. ECE student Bryan Layton is the first ever recipient of the TP Forever Memorial Scholarship Fund. TP Forever (video)

OPPORTUNITIES

OSU FIRST Robotics Competition
Wednesday, Dec 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, KEC 1007
Calling all FIRST alums and Robot Enthusiasts! Oregon State University is hosting its first-ever FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) district event at Gill Coliseum on April 3 - 6, 2014. We will be asking for your help so that we throw a great event. We have many needs from field set up, robot inspection, scoring, AV, queuing, pit admin, machine shop staff, and more. Come find out how you can be on the event production side of a FIRST robotics competition! There will be pizza--please spread the word and RSVP to mortont@onid.orst.edu.

New course: Nucleic Acid Sequence Bioinformatics
"Nucleic Acid Sequence Bioinformatics" (BB499/599, CS419/519) is an exciting new course that David Hendrix, with help from Stephen Ramsey, will be teaching winter term. David Hendrix is a new Assistant Professor in BB and EECS who has worked on DNA motif finding in enhancers and core promoters, microRNA discovery and the identification of other small RNAs, paused polymerase, and the role of small and long noncoding RNAs in the regulation of chromatin modifications. Details

OSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Traineeship (IGERT) Program
IGERT is currently recruiting students for Fall 2014. A background in Engineering, Computer Science, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Design, Public Health, Sociology or other disciplines may be enhanced by doctoral training in the Aging Sciences. NSF stipends of $30,000 per year are available along with support for tuition, health insurance, and research. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Details

NAE Engineering Video Contest
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the National Academy of Engineering is currently taking submissions for its Engineering For You Video Contest. Middle, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students can enter in the competition with a 1- to 2-minute video showcasing any engineering contributions that occurred between 1974 and the present that serve human welfare and the needs of society. Students can also create a video on an engineering feat that may happen in the future, up to the year 2064. Prizes include a $25,000 “Best Overall Video” as well as a $5,000 people’s choice award and $5,000 each for the top videos in each education category. Submissions are welcome until March 31, 2014. Details

AbilityOne Design Challenge
The AbilityOne Design Challenge is put on by the Institute for Economic Empowerment, which advocates full and fair employment for significantly disabled people. The challenge is open to high school and college teams who are interested in developing technologies to assist and empower those with disabilities, and help them break through barriers to employment. The top five high school and top three college teams win a trip to Washington, D.C., to present their devices and compete for cash prizes up to a total of $30,000. The registration deadline for college teams is Feb. 28, 2014. Details

Summer REU Program in HCI at Iowa State University
The Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program at Iowa State University hosts a summer Undergraduate Research Experience, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This is a ten week research experience where students take short courses in HCI and work in interdisciplinary teams on research projects. Application deadline: February 15, 2014. Details

Tutors Needed
Corvallis High School is looking for OSU student volunteers to assist CHS students in the Tutoring Center throughout the academic year and especially during the month of December.  Tutors are needed in the following subject areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Reading. The CHS Tutoring Center is open from 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday and interested volunteers would be working 60-90 minute shifts each day. If you are able to help or have any questions, please contact Chieko Weiler, the CHS Tutoring Center Coordinator at Chieko.weiler@corvallis.k12.or.us or (541) 757-5926.

Just for Fun: COE Button Design Contest
Enter the Engineering Button Design Contest! Winners will have their design turned into a button distributed to current and prospective students. They will also receive a COE prize pack and a Dutch Bros. gift card. Submit designs by November 27th. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, December 2, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "An integrative computational approach to understanding cell type-specific gene regulatory networks, and its application to cardiovascular disease" presented by Stephen Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences / School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, November 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1114. MS Final Examination – Qi Lou. Major Advisor: Raviv Raich; Committee: Xiaoli Fern, Prasad Tadepalli. "Novelty Detection Under the Multi-Instance Multi-Label Framework." Details

Monday, December 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Rui Bai. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Un-Ku Moon, Huaping Liu, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Leonard Coop. "Design of Energy-Efficient High-Speed Electrical and Photonic Wireline Receivers." Details

EVENTS

IEEE Floats 'N Facts
Wednesday, December 4, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, KEC 1003
Jeopardy style trivia night! Questions will fall under four main categories: EE, CS, OSU and Geek. FREE root beer floats will be served! Prizes will be won! Fun will be had! We have compiled a list of potential questions but are open to suggestion as well. Use the link below to enter your trivia question ideas. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qtw5pzyE6kMZOwyqMwrju5CjAZ6zl07tBL-d1gnueHE/viewform

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

AfterCollege / National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship ($500)
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31. Details

AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship ($500)
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS,AAS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in a field of engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31. Details

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship ($1000)
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31. Details

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship ($1000)
Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Application deadline: December 31. 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

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.

Database Manager, OSU Energy Efficiency Center. We are looking for an engineering/computer science student who is interested in SQL database management and energy efficiency. The ideal applicant will have experience writing code in PHP and JavaScript and/or developing and maintaining SQL databases. The hired student will be able to work at the EEC for a minimum of two summers, approximately 10-20 hours/week during the school year and 30-40 hours/week during the summer. Details

Craft Center-Web Design & Management, OSU Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center. The OSU Craft Center seeks a motivated and dependable student to assist in the development and delivery of website marketing and outreach materials. Web work: Using a Drupal based website hosted at Oregon State, staff will update & maintain three websites: OSU Craft Center, the MU Concourse Gallery & the Gallery Zero 1. General promotion of the OSU Craft Center and its many programs, to include: updating term course & workshop schedule, policies, procedures, staff, special events, images etc. Will stay abreast of any new university web requirements and bring the 3 websites into compliance. Details

Internships at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Listing of multiple internship opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post docs. Details

Software engineer interns, Intel. If you are interested in interning in one of the best Software Engineering teams at Intel – a team that has embraced Agile and scrum and made it work well to deliver high quality products on time, here is your chance! Details

Software Engineer - Mobile Experience a Plus, PNNL. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is searching for a programmer/developer for scientific and/or technical software application development in the Software Engineering and Architectures (SEA) group. Researchers in the SEA group have the knowledge and experience to design, develop, install and operate complex software systems in support of clients across PNNL's customer base. The expertise in our group includes systems architectures, software systems engineering, software systems development, and data and information management for large and diverse data (streaming and static). The selected individual will support these capabilities across all phases of the software application development cycle, and may also provide task and project management support. Details

Software Engineer (Associate/Associate Senior), PNNL. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is searching for a programmer/developer for scientific and/or technical software application development in the Software Engineering and Architectures (SEA) group. Researchers in the SEA group have the knowledge and experience to design, develop, install and operate complex software systems in support of clients across PNNL's customer base. The expertise in our group includes systems architectures, software systems engineering, software systems development, and data and information management for large and diverse data (streaming and static). The selected individual will support these capabilities across all phases of the software application development cycle, and may also provide task and project management support. Details

CampusPoint jobs:

  • Programmer Analyst | Portland, OR
  • Software Engineer | Vancouver, WA
  • MAC SW Engineer | Vancouver, WA
  • iOS Developer | Portland, OR
  • Technical Support/Customer Service Representative | Portland, OR
  • Junior Level iOS/Ruby on Rails | Portland, OR
  • Customer Support Engineer - Level II | Beaverton, OR
  • Analytics Developer (Brewery Software) | Beaverton, OR
  • Technical Specialist | Lake Oswego, OR
  • Systems Network Engineer | Portland, OR
  • Production Engineer | Portland, OR
  • Level 3 Support | Portland, OR
  • Information Assurance Technician | Portland, OR
  • Processing Center Data Technician (Weekend Shift) | Portland, OR
  • Implementation Specialist | Lake Oswego, OR
  • .NET Developer | Portland, OR
  • Font-End Developer | Portland, OR

Peace Corps Opportunity. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you will help a community in need, gain valuable cross-cultural skills, and become a citizen leader of the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work in education and English/ESL teaching; agriculture, forestry and environment; public health, and HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention; youth in development; and community economic development. Submit an application by December 1 to be considered for an assignment departing during fall 2014. Details

Faculty Positions in Computer Science & Engineering, Michigan State University. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions, with one position in the area of data science and another position in the area of parallel computing. For the position in the area of data science, we seek individuals who can advance the core scientific and technological means of managing, analyzing, visualizing, and extracting useful information from large, diverse, distributed and heterogeneous data sets, with the goal of accelerating the progress of scientific discovery and innovation. For the position in the area of parallel computing, we seek individuals whose work would advance research in parallel algorithms and their applications. Their research would exploit the increasing availability of multi-core processors and address the need for parallelism in advanced scientific computing in all disciplines. 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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