EECS Weekly News: February 10, 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

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Tech association aims to take Oregon's tech education to a higher level
In a study last fall surveying Oregon tech executives, the Technology Association of Oregon found that access to cyber-centric research, locally hosted conferences on cyber-trends and college-based continuing education for cyber expertise were seriously lacking in the state. Now, TAO is teaming with the Engineering and Technology Industry Council to deliver a solution. ETIC, which consists of public university leaders as well as leaders from private industry, and the tech association want to create a Center for Cyber Excellence that will lead the way in improving the state’s technology education and coordinate with industry for research and other projects. The center would be located at one of Oregon's public universities. Portland Business Journal

Silicon Skies: Portland’s drone lovers launch Drone Prize
Before a packed crowd Wednesday night, organizers of three different groups — Silicon Sky, PDX Drone and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International-Cascade — launched Drone Prize, a national contest aimed at showing how drone technology can be used for good. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Winter Career Fair Seminars & Events
Check out the Winter Career Fair Seminars & Events beginning on Monday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 18th sponsored by OSU Career Services. These are all great opportunities for you to find out what employers are looking for in resumes, learn tips and strategies to make interviews a success, and get advice on using social media to find a job! Learn how to be successful at the Career Fair and how to strengthen your professional portfolio. For more information please follow this link: http://oregonstate.edu/career/seminars-and-events. These events are closely followed by the Career Fairs on February 19 and 20.

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

EVENTS

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

How to Build an App in <59 Minutes
Tuesday, February 25, Thetus, 34 NW 1st Ave, Portland OR, 5:30-7:30 PM
A lot has changed with the tools and methods for web-based and mobile development. Affordable cloud hosting and full stack development solutions exist in great numbers. But what is the real benefit? Can using these new tools help build better software, faster? Or is it just for toy apps? Join the TAO Developer Forum as developers build a responsive web-based application using some of the newest technologies available (AngularJS, RESTful services, Firebase, Xcode, JetBrains, AppCode, JetBrains WebStorm, Android Studio, Objective-C, Java, Cloud providers, JIRA, GitHub and so on). The event will start with the audience selecting the application that will be built, and will lend with a Q&A session. If you're looking to learn about the latest technology trends in web and mobile development, this is the event to be at. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, February 17, 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM, KEC 1007. "Piezoelectric Microresonator Devices: Enabling Frequency Agile and Adaptive Radios" presented by Roy Olsson, Principal Electronics Engineer, MEMS Technologies Department, Sandia National Laboratories. Details

Wednesday, February 19, 8:45am - 9:45am, KEC 1007. "Integrated Security, Performance, and Control of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems" presented by Andrew Clark, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington. Details

Thursday, February 20, 8:45am - 9:45am, KEC 1007. "Resonant Sensors on CMOS for Chemical and Biological Applications" presented by Matthew Johnston, Bialanx. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships: NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI)
The OSSI Summer Session application period is open from November 1, 2013 through March 1, 2014. Paid internships and scholarships for undergraduate students at NASA Centers and installations. Paid fellowships for graduate students at NASA Centers and installations. Details

OSU Folk Club Older-Than-Average Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens and residents of Benton County, and are age thirty (30) or older by the application deadline date, and who will be attending OSU in the fall as full-time students each term while pursuing bachelor's, master's, or professional degrees (Ph.D. and EdD. candidates are not eligible), and carrying at least 12 credits (undergraduates) or 9 credits (graduate programs) each term. Principal criteria are financial need and merit. Preference will be given to women who have had a break in their post secondary studies and are returning after an absence. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

5 High-Paying Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago
Advances in technology and business practices have created new high-paying job positions that were almost unimaginable 10 years ago. Payscale has assembled a list of these jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago, along with median salaries. These include Director of Analytics, User Experience Director, Sustainability Director, Mobile Applications Developer and Web Analyst. Yahoo!

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.

OSU Professor of Integrative Biology seeks a student web designer to help develop a website before the end of the 2014 Winter term. The successful applicant will help develop both the back and front ends of the website. Applicants should have experience with basic web-development and incorporation of animations (swf files) into websites. The job will require about 40 hrs of work with an hourly wage of $10-15/hr, depending on experience. Interested students should send via email a resume, contact information for three references and links to any websites they have worked on to Professor Stevan J. Arnold, arnolds@science.oregonstate.edu with "Programming job" in the subject line.

IT Position Pool, OSU University Administrative Business Center. IT student employees perform a large variety of work related to computer operations. Work at this level ranges from very basic which requires basic computer knowledge. More complex positions require increased knowledge and training. Some student IT positions relate to computer programming and students in these positions would assist computer programmers with special projects as needed. These projects range from basic to complex in nature. Details

Tutor Position Pool, OSU University Administrative Business Center. Student tutors generally work with other students in helping them master a variety of subjects. Tutoring may be individual or in small groups. Tutors work to assist students in academic achievement by working with them on a regular basis to help improve their study skills. Details

Tutor Students in Grades K-12. Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring company that matches exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support. We now offer our services to the Corvallis area, and seek tutoring candidates who meet the following hiring criteria: Are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others; Are academically curious and intelligent; Love working with kids and are comfortable working in a home environment; Are responsible, creative and motivated;  Attend or have graduated from Oregon State University as either an undergraduate or graduate student. Details

Business Information Systems Intern, Oregon School Boards Association. Assists in designing, developing, delivering and implementing data-driven web applications as well as developing Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures and T-SQL statements. Assists in authoring, uploading and testing web applications which use HTML, Javascript, CSS, VBscript, ASP.Net (C#). Consults with staff to clarify program intent, identify problems, suggest changes and determine extent of programming and coding required. Details

Automation Engineer, Intel. Integrates, tests, installs, configures, and/or supports Factory automation software systems. Coordinates factory requirements, maps them to automation systems capabilities, and recommends technical solutions. Applies advanced troubleshooting to automation system problems. Drives continuous improvement efforts to meet automation systems health goals, as well as emerging capability needs. Serves as site expert for a designated set of automation systems, including representing integrated needs in cross-functional and cross-site teams. Position may include some software development of related enhancements, supplemental systems, and/or support and monitoring tools. Details

Software Engineer, Intel. As a software engineer in Intel's Assembly Tech Technology Development group you will be responsible for developing, testing, and support of software solutions to automate semiconductor factory operations. The mission of the automation group is to define and deliver integrated, cost-effective automation solutions and services for technology development and high volume manufacturing for Intel's Assembly and Test factories. Together we develop and support about 300 Software Applications - which includes ~100 Types of Equipment Control and ~200 Mission Important & Decision Support Systems. As a software developer in this team you will be responsible for creating robust, reliable, and high performance applications that satisfy all customer requirements. You will create and run test suites to prove the functionality, reliability, and performance of the applications you develop. 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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