EECS Weekly News: February 3, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EECS & MIME Industry Reception
Wednesday, February 19, starts at 4:45 pm
Whether you are looking for an internship or a job or just want to learn more about your career options, this event is for you! The Reception gives you a place to meet potential employers, ask questions about the current job market, and get your resume out there. It is also a great warm-up for the February 20 Engineering Career Fair (happening the next day) where you can follow up with connections you make at the reception and meet more companies. Best of all, the Industry Reception is free for all CBEE, EECS and MIME students! So join us for an evening of conversation and networking with engineering professionals and recruiters. Details

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

Shortage of computer science grads
No longer does a college degree mean instant employment, but Oregon State University expanded its computer science program for students who have graduated, but might be struggling to find work. It’s the only program of its kind in the nation, one that allows students who already have bachelor degrees to return to school for a year – via the Internet – to get the additional computer science degree. KEZI

Innovative program producing needed computer science graduates
An online computer science degree program at Oregon State University – the only one of its type in the nation designed specifically for post-baccalaureate students – has grown rapidly, helping to address a national shortage of computer science graduates. TMCnet, OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Portland tech salaries slide
According to the technology career and research site Portland’s average technology salary dropped 5.6 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $84,295. For the entire state of Oregon the average tech salary was down 4.3 percent to $81,340. However, since 2005 the average tech salary in Portland is up 22 percent. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Portland Startup Weekend
February 7-9, Portland Development Commission, 222 NW 5th Ave, Portland
You’re invited to attend Startup Weekend Access, a Startup Weekend focused on making entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. We're focusing on accessibility to provide better access for people with disabilities and fluid collaboration amongst every participant. Our mission is to create an environment where anyone can innovate together. Everyone is welcome and we’d love you to join us! Details

Winter Engineering Career Fair Volunteers Needed!
Wednesday, February 19 & Thursday, February 20
OSU’s Career Fairs are right around the corner, and that means we need lots of volunteers to make them a success! Volunteering at our Career Fairs is a great way to network with employers or fulfill service hours for a class or organization. If you are a student, volunteering at fairs can demonstrate to employers that you are an involved, active student- traits that employers hope to find in future employee candidates! OSU Faculty and Staff volunteers are appreciated too! Details

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 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, KEC 1007
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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Tuesday, February 4, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Jia Guo. Major Advisor: Mario Magaña; Committee: Raviv Raich, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Patrick Leenheer. "Compensation Method of the Excess Loop Delay in Continues-Time Delta-Sigma ADCs Based on Model Matching Approach." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

Monday, February 10, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "HC-Search: A Learning Framework for Search-based Structured Prediction" presented by Janardhan Rao (Jana) Doppa, PhD. Student, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

JOBS

Upload your resume by Feb. 15
Looking for an internship or job? Graduating? Then consider submitting a resume to our book. Your resume will be shared with industrial affiliates like Intel, Garmin, ESI, Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Rockwell Collins, etc. The Industry Reception is Feb. 19 and the Engineering Career Fair is Feb.20, so Career Services will be busy. Don't wait to schedule a visit. Details

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

Apply to be an Engineering Ambassador! Ambassadors serve as representatives for the College of Engineering (COE) and are responsible for supporting the College in recruitment and diversification efforts. Ambassadors lend support by attending on- and off-campus recruitment events, participating in professional conferences, attending alumni events, providing tours to students and parents who visit campus, traveling to high schools throughout the state to make presentations, and communicating with prospective students. Details

Traffic Technology Solutions is Hiring. Traffic Technology Solutions is a Beaverton, Oregon based technology firm specializing in Active Traffic Management (ATM) and Connected Vehicles applications. We are looking for highly motivated individuals preferably with a background in either computer science or transportation engineering for internships (with the potential of eventually transitioning to full time) or entry level positions who want to join our team in developing and deploying cutting edge traffic technologies. Details

Summer 2014 Broadcast Engineering Internship, OPB. OPB is seeking intern candidates for our Broadcast Engineering department. The Engineering team is responsible for maintaining all the infrastructure required for radio and television operations. This intern would have the opportunity to participate in various aspects of maintenance, planning, and documentation of the myriad systems the Engineering team supports. Tasks may include: cable running and management; setting up new equipment; creating documentation; repairing and maintaining studio, production, field, and broadcast equipment; assisting with larger infrastructure and/or implementation projects as needed; learning about all aspects broadcast engineering. Details

Work with iD Tech Camps. Every summer, iD Tech hires over 1,100 instructors across the world to show kids and teens firsthand how their interests in technology can turn into a future career. You’re upbeat, tech-savvy, and you understand the need for quality technology education for students ages 7-18. So why not spend your summer instructing and mentoring, building your resume, and having quirky, iD-style fun. Or maybe you’d like to spend your summer working in an intensive, pre-college environment at one of our Teen Academies. Either way, you’ll make a positive impact on the lives of students this summer and inspire them to aim for big ambitions for college and beyond. Our seasonal summer jobs are as fulfilling as they are fun! Details

Embedded Firmware Engineer, Supra - UTC Climate, Controls & Security. Design and develop embedded systems firmware, including requirements analysis, decomposing requirements to functional blocks, implementing code, peer review of code, testing/debugging code, documenting design and code release. Work within cross functional New Product Development teams (electrical, firmware, and software). Lead other firmware engineers in small projects. Communicate to non-engineering functions firmware architecture and functionality. Support electrical engineer to ensure electrical design meets specification. Details

Opportunities with Marvell Semiconductor in Corvallis. 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

Electrical Engineer, Action Employment Services. Sustainable engineering firm is looking for client focused Electrical Engineers to lead projects in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. This is actually 3 positions, one for each location!! Direct hire and great benefits and team. Work independently to develop electrical distribution, lighting and control, and branch power systems for a variety of building types. Master planning site distribution and utility interface. Engineering calculations, load flow, short circuit studies, selective coordination and fault analysis for electrical distribution systems. Performing engineering studies, including energy audits, feasibility studies, life cycle cost analysis and electrical systems evaluations. Details

Systems Development Engineer, Business Solutions Group, Oregon State University. The Business Solutions Group is a student experiential learning facility engaged in technical work on contracted projects. This position is involved in enterprise software and systems development and programming requiring advanced skills and considerable independent judgment. The individual in this position, and the student software development team that they manage, provide custom software solutions that support academic and non-academic units at OSU, state agencies and other clients. The Systems Development Engineer position is directly involved in teaching database, web and development skills to Business/MIS, Computer Science, Engineering and other students. Position often acts as a team lead for multiple projects simultaneously. Details

Operating Systems and Network Analyst, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University. Reporting to the Director of the Open Source Lab the purpose of this position is to architect installation, maintenance, and administration of various aspects of the server hosting infrastructure at the OSL. In addition this position is responsible for mentoring of undergraduate students in the tasks of system administration and its best practices. 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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