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EECS Weekly News: January 27, 2014

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

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Engineering Dominates List of Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2013 Grads
Seven of the 10 top-paid majors for Class of 2013 bachelor’s degree graduates are engineering majors, according to NACE’s January 2014 Salary Survey — the final report on starting salaries for the college Class of 2013. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OPPORTUNITIES

Winter ’14 Study Tables @ The HUB
Study Tables are offered at The HUB for these courses: MTH 251/252, CH 231/232, ENGR 201, ENGR 202, ENGR 211 and ECE 112. Study Tables are open to all Engineering students and offered weekly for the duration of the term. Schedule

Google Hackathon
Saturday, February 22, 10am - 7pm, Kearney 112
Google and the OSU app club are teaming up to host a hackathon where students of all programming and design skill levels are encouraged to participate in making iOS and Android apps that utilize the Google Maps API. Google engineers and mentors for both platforms will be available to help. Google will be providing food, drinks and prizes throughout the day. Please RSVP here

MindSumo Challenge: Use population data to identify promising markets
Capital One is currently focused on is auto loans. In order to target high-potential customers, we'd like to use publicly available population census data coupled with our internal proprietary analytics. The first step is to identify metropolitan areas experiencing higher than average growth. This is often a sign of favorable financial circumstances and bigger purchases. Prizes include 3 jobs, 5 iPad Minis, and $500. Details

Volunteers Needed for OSU FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition
The OSU Robotics Club is hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition on Saturday, February 8th. We need your help to make this competition a success! There will be over 20 teams competing, and we need judges, referees, inspectors, time keepers, and more. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lunch on the day of the competition. To learn about the competition, different volunteer positions, and sign up, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1C7kzDJPmZQONX_XLMG1UoCBJfT-bO6-De4az1JfIHZY/viewform or email Tim Lykins (lykinst@onid.oregonstate.edu) with questions.

EVENTS

IEEE General Meeting
Monday, January 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, KEC 1007
Join us to learn about the benefits of joining IEEE and all of the events that we are excited to host this year! Information: osu-exec@ieee.org

Workshop: Test Prep & Test Anxiety
Tuesday, January 28, 5:00-6:00pm, KEC 1007
Techniques to help you prepare effectively for your upcoming exams, as well as test-day strategies to overcome test anxiety.  Presenters are  Dr. Emmy Woessner from OSU’s Counseling & Psychological Services and the COE Academic Coaches. Open to all Engineering students. Details

BIS Meet the Firms
BIS@OSU invites you to their “Meet the Firms” night taking place Jan. 28 @ 6 pm at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Brandi.Fuhrman@oregonstate.edu in the College of Business. Details

FIRST Alumni Meeting
Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 PM, KEC 1007
Are you interested in getting involved in organizing events? Are you interested in mentoring middle through high school students? Are you interested in remaining, or becoming, a part of the FIRST community? Then this is the opportunity for you! If you are interested in getting involved, come to the inaugural meeting. PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED! In conjunction with the Robotics Club, there will be an organization of FIRST Alumni as well as those who want to be involved in FIRST activities. This group will promote mentorship on FRC and FLL teams in the area, organize FRC, FTC, and FLL events, and volunteer at events. Details

IEEE Intel Seminar
Thursday, January 30, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, KEC 1005
Intel is coming to Oregon State this Thursday, January 30th. A representative will talk about recent advances at Intel, application tips, and is looking for CS and ECE graduates. Pizza will be included, and don't forget your resume. Info: osu-exec@ieee.org

IEEE Build Club
Monday, February 3, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Dearborn 120
New to Electrical Engineering. The IEEE build club will allow you to test your soldering skills, and in one hours time make a Tripwire Alarm. Information: osu-exec@ieee.org

IEEE Texas Instruments Seminar
Tuesday, February 4, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, TBA
Texas Instruments will be giving a presentation about their company and the opportunities available for you! Don't forget your resume. PIZZA is provided. Information: osu-exec@ieee.org

Art of Leadership conference
Saturday, February 15, Memorial Union, Oregon State University
What are you doing to better your leadership skills, and how will you demonstrate that to future supervisors or graduateschools as you apply to your next stage in life? Dr. Larry Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, will be our keynote speaker. After Dr. Roper’s address, choose different avenues for growth in personal leadership development, intergenerational leadership skills, and design thinking. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, January 27, 4:00pm, KEC 1001. "Gaussian and EJ Networks - Some Efficient Interconnection Topologies for Parallel Systems" presented by Bella Bose, Professor and Associate Director, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Monday, February 3, 4:00pm, KEC 1001. "Statistical Uncertainty: From Quantification to Visualization" presented by Kristi Potter, Research Associate, College of Arts & Sciences IT, University of Oregon. Details

Thursday, February 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1007. "Opportunities and Challenges in Two Dimensional Magnetic Recording" presented by Jonathan Coker, HGST, a Western Digital Company. Details

RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

(See additional listings here: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/research/research-opportunities-undergraduates)

Socially Relevant Computing Research: Visualization, Virtual Environments, Gaming, and Networking, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Undergraduates will work, under the guidance of faculty, as members of REU lab teams to collaborate on research in the areas of computer vision and image analysis, pervasive computing, information visualization and visual analytics, and human computer interaction. 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.

Computational Biology software development and training opportunity for EECS undergraduate student
We are looking for an undergraduate with solid Java programming skills who is interested in developing a user-friendly bioinformatics application. We will provide a one-quarter mentorship/training experience in computational biology. Applicant will learn how to create user-friendly, statistically correct bioinformatics software, and the biology behind it. A successful experience will result in publication authorship, and potential for a paid hourly position in the lab. Email Taj Morton (mortont@onid.oregonstate.edu) for more information.

Student Analyst/Programmer, Graduate School, Oregon State University. The Graduate School seeks students to assist with development of business applications using the force.com cloud platform for an exciting and significant project. The Graduate Education Toolkit project is being developed on the Salesforce platform to serve all Oregon State University graduate students from the application to Graduate School through graduation and beyond. We are looking for students who can make a long-term (1-2 years) commitment to this project at approximately 20 hours per week. Candidates must be interested in developing their professional skills - we will train as necessary - and willing to commit to brief daily stand-up meetings. Details

Academic Coach, OSU Academic Success Center. The Academic Success Center (ASC) supports and enhances OSU's learning environment to promote student persistence and success. This student employee position provides one-on-one academic coaching for students who wish to work on issues affecting their academic success. Academic Coaches often participate in doing presentations for classes and living groups, may assist with special projects at the Academic Success Center, and attend weekly professional development meetings. Training and orientation prepare students for this peer support position. Details

Analog/mixed signal engineers, Marvell Semiconductor. As a part of Marvell’s Printing and Custom Solutions Business Unit, we focus on high quality IP management and development for assembly in exciting, industry-leading ASICs and ASSPs.  Students interested in this opportunity should have strong fundamentals in analog/mixed-signal design, be skilled in lab bench testing, and have excellent communication and teamwork skills. Details

Intel has a new rotation program available and is looking for a few more qualified candidates to interview. People who complete the rotation program can become full time employees - see their website for more information: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/locations/united-states/students/programs/information-technology.html

Linear Technology campus visit to OSU. Linear Technology Corporation (LTC) designs, manufactures, and markets a broad line of high performance analog integrated circuits.  We presently offer over 8,000 products that include DC/DC converters, battery chargers, linear regulators, LED drivers, data converters, precision amplifiers, and voltage references. Our ICs are found in products made by thousands of customers including Apple, Cisco, Tesla, and Toyota and are produced using CMOS, BiCMOS, Complimentary Bipolar, and RF Bipolar process technologies. If you are interested in producing unique, innovative, high quality products and want to really learn the art of analog circuit development, sign up for an on-campus interview on February 21st. Details

Marvell Semiconductor is urgently seeking perspective students who would like to work in the area of Mixed-Signal design and to be located here in Corvallis, Oregon. 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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