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EECS Weekly News: March 31, 2014

IN THE NEWS

Interactive “Beaver BarCamp” conference planned at OSU
Beaver BarCamp 14, an informal conference where participants can explore anything from science to art, technology, food, culture or other topics, will be held Saturday, April 12, at Oregon State University. The free event is open to the public, and will be held at the Kelley Engineering Center on the OSU campus from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is hosted by the Open Source Lab at OSU, and sponsored by Rackspace. OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Nano company buys local land
Shoei Electronic Materials Inc. has bought property in west Eugene with plans to expand its research and development and start production of a nanotechnology that could revolutionize televisions, smartphones and other devices. Shoei Electronic Materials started its work six months ago in Corvallis. The Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute funded their work to develop a method that can produce quantum dots and other nanoparticles continuously and with more uniform size. It has 10 U.S. employees plus another 10 employees who travel back and forth from Japan, Schut said. It plans to expand its workforce to 50 employees. Eugene Register-Guard

New Relic uses old media to attract would-be new hires' attention
The company has its sights on big data analytics for marketers. Until now, the focus has been on tools to help software developers. To broaden its customer base, it must raise its profile by targeting both potential customers and talented workers. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

OSU IEEE Store Seeking Volunteers
Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Details

Join the OSU Mars Rover Team
We are building a new rover for the 2015 University Rover Challenge. The competition is being held at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah. We are looking for people who are interested in robotics to help us with this project. If you have experience with electronics and or programming, then we could use your help. Also, robotics can lead to many internships and jobs. There is a lot to do and plenty of experience to go around. Details

Intel Global Wearables Challenge
Over the next year, Intel will challenge innovators to bring the next wearable technologies to life. Will your idea be one of them? Wearable Technology is moving into new realms, making it personal and seamless to use. MAKE IT WEARABLE is a global initiative to inspire ideas and fuel innovation that will evolve this emerging category in exciting new ways. Details

Become a Professional Web Developer by taking CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring this spring. This 4-credit course will focus on:

* Tagging in HTML 5
* Styling in CSS 3
* Graphic Design techniques
* Basics of PHP and MySQL connectivity
* Incorporating JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery and API functions
* Configuring Content Management Systems (CMS)
* Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM)

In just 10 weeks, you'll build two professional-level web sites that incorporate modern markup, scripts, style, and function. Contact Pam.VanLonden@oregonstate.edu for details. CRN 59668

GHC Scholarship Grants
GHC Scholarship Grants enable students and faculty, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). At GHC you can connect with other women in computing and innovative organizations, hear stories from peers and experts in computing, and get quality career advice specific to your needs. Undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world are encouraged to apply. The GHC Scholarship Grants for students typically cover all expenses for attending the conferencing including conference registration, meals, lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds. Application deadline: April 16. Details

Be an Activist! Enroll in WGSS 525 Gender & Technology to help make a difference.

While researching historical and cultural contributions and trends of women in technology fields, this project-based course will guide you through the planning and implementation of an activism project to promote the development and use of technology to women and girls around the globe. In just 10 weeks, you'll:
* Learn about biases in technology, education, and industry.
* Discuss important readings and media online.
* Research, plan, and write about an activism project.
* Setup and use a professional web site.
* No textbooks costs.
* 3 credits, offered online! CRN 56783
Contact the Instructor: Pam.VanLonden@oregonstate.edu.

Volunteers Needed for OSU FIRST Robotics Competition District Event
The OSU Robotics Club is hosting a FIRST Robotics Competition District Competition on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, 2014. We need your help to make this competition a success! There will be over 28 teams competing, and we need robot inspectors, queuers, pit administration, field resetters, A/V techs, and more. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and breakfast/lunch on the day of the competition. To learn about different volunteer positions and sign up, please visit https://volunteer.firstwa.org/acct.php or email Taj Morton (mortont@onid.orst.edu) with questions. Be sure to select "Oregon State University District" as the event to volunteer at after registering.

2014 Northwest Regional Women in Computing Conference
Saturday, April 12, Portland, Oregon
The Northwest Regional Women in Computing (NWrWIC) Celebration is focused on empowering and encouraging women to enter the STEM fields, particularly computer science. Our goal is to improve women's experience in computing education and to encourage women to enter technical careers. This conference is open to everyone, including students, thought leaders, industry leaders, higher education professionals, parents, teachers, and community leaders.  Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues and students who might like to attend. Details

EVENTS

Information session: Patent careers for engineering and science seniors and grad students
Wednesday, April 2, 4 pm, Batcheller 150
If you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines), you can take the Patent Office’s Registration Exam to become a Patent Agent. Patent agents can make up to $20,000 a year more than similarly situated engineers and scientists. Becoming a patent agent can also be a step toward the even more lucrative career of becoming a Patent Attorney.  If this sounds intriguing, come join Practising Law Institute (PLI) for a presentation by Mark Dighton, PLI's Director of Law School Relations and a Director of their Patent Bar Review Course. Details

ChickTech Volunteer Fair
Tuesday April 8th, 7pm-8:30pm, KEC 1005
Come learn about ChickTech, what we do, and how you can help us get more women and girls into EECS. We'll be having a 2-day event in Corvallis this summer and we'd love your help with planning. Mingle with other volunteers and enjoy free refreshments. All genders welcome. RSVP: https://ct-volunteer-fair-osu2014.eventbrite.com

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Wednesday, April 2, 8:45am - 10:00am, KEC 1007. "Unleashing the Full Potential of Mobile Services" presented by Khalid Elgazzar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Computing, Queen's University. Details

Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM, KEC 1007. "Improving Power, Performance and Resource Efficiency for Future Computing Systems" presented by Lizhong Chen, University of Southern California. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Education Portal Computer Science Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming and information technology management. Application deadline: April 1. Details

Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship
IEEE Computer Society is offering $40,000 in student scholarships from $1,000 and up to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders in student branches or chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. Graduate students, and those in the final two years of an undergraduate program in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a well-defined computer related field of engineering who are active members of a student branch or chapter are eligible. Application deadline: April 30. Details

Oregon Space Grant Consortium 4-year Institution Scholarships
Scholarships are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM education disciplines. Up to fifteen (15) awards, in the amount of $5,000 per student will be offered during the 2014-15 academic year. Application deadline: May 23. Details

Oregon Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Scholarships
These research awards are intended to build collaboration between undergraduate students and faculty mentors working within a STEM discipline. Scholarships will be competitively awarded to students enrolled at an OSGC affiliated 4-year institution. Students must work with a faculty mentor who supports and guides the student research. Faculty mentors must provide a letter of support and current CV as part of the student’s application. Submitted research proposals must be written primarily by the student applicant. Application deadline: May 23. Details

B.K. Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship
The B.K. Krenzer Memorial Reentry Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Applicant must be a woman who has been out of the job market as well as out of school for a minimum of two years. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or commputer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Preference is given to degreed engineers. Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study. Application deadline: May 15. Details

Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program
If you’re working on an engineering or technical degree, why not put extra money in your pocket while finishing your education? The Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) provides an excellent way to earn a paycheck while earning your degree. TDSP allows college students who are within 24 months of graduation to receive the full pay and benefits of an E-3 – Airman First Class. This entitles you and your family members to military benefits such as comprehensive medical and dental care, tax-free allowances for housing and food, and Base Exchange and commissary privileges. Tuition assistance is not included. 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.

Student software engineering / programmer, OSU College of Business. TeachEngineering is developed and maintained at OSU’s College of Business and is hosted at OSU’s Open Source Lab. The project is in need of a (third) student software engineer / programmer with good knowledge and skills in Web development, PHP and SQL. Linux skills are a pro. Details

Communication and Process Internship, Cambia. The Communication and Process Intern will work with members of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) to improve the use and communication of data in resource planning, vendor management and portfolio tracking. The Communication and Process Intern will work on the following goals and tasks: create useable tools and processes to improve access to vendor management and resource planning information and data; update and revise existing documents, tools and resources to support onboarding and reporting practices; create documentation and communication materials for existing or new reporting and tracking processes; input new or clean existing data in tracking systems as defined by changing processes. Details

Web Developer-Designer Internship, Mapleton School District. Mapleton School District is looking to overhaul our current website, http://www.mapleton.k12.or.us/. We are seeking a knowledgeable and ambitious individual, or team, to improve our Public School District’s website. The Web Developer-Designer is responsible for the development and design of Mapleton School District’s website. The Web Developer-Designer must follow specific requirements for the website including, but not limited to logo, color theme, staff pictures, etc. Details

Digital Content Creation (DCC) Intern, Intel. Candidate must have 3+ months of work or educational experience with the following: Maya Generalist, Organic Modeling, ZBrush/Mudbox Specialty, Photoshop Texturing, Design Fundamentals, Ability to work in proprietary (text based and dynamic) content pipeline. Desired skills: Technical Artist, MEL/Python scripting, Visual Studio, Character rigging/animation, Game engine experience (UE3-4, Unity, Anarchy, etc.), Maya preferred, 3dsMax ok for exceptional talent. We prefer an intern duration of six months. Details

Graphics Software Intern, Intel. Come work in Intel's Visual Computing Enabling group where we develop samples that showcase the latest Intel technologies. The position entails working with artists and engineers to enhance and test the art pipeline for cross-platform samples development. This will include: Develop content pipeline tools to increase the efficiency of the artists; Create integration and stress tests to verify content pipeline and rendering infrastructure; Develop additional features in support of artists and engineers This opportunity is for a six-month internship, but a three-month availability would be considered. Details

Student Trainee (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics Eng), BPA. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is presently recruiting engineering students to be a part of our student development program. The program’s goal is to provide meaningful engineering experience while the student is still enrolled in school and potentially a full time position once the student graduates.  Most students work during the summer months with opportunities to work during school as well. Once accepted into the program, students are encouraged to complete three rotations in different engineering workgroups. These rotational opportunities are usually done during successive summer breaks and are considered one of the keystone strengths of our program. Work locations are generally in the Portland/Vancouver area with some opportunities in the greater Washington/Oregon region. BPA is a power system utility with a heavy emphasis on power, control systems, communication systems, simulation modeling and design. Details

Computer science internships or entry level positions, Traffic Technology Solutions. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a background in computer science for internships or entry level positions who want to join our team in developing and deploying cutting edge traffic technologies. Applicants should have experience in mobile app development, preferably Android, and should be familiar with .NET, as well. Database and testing experience may also be helpful. Applicants should be able to demonstrate creativity, and have the ability to work individually as well as with a team. Details

Sr. Systems Integrator, Greywolf Process Solutions. Assist design personnel with: instrument location plans; PLC panel layouts; I/O wiring diagrams; loop diagrams; quality assurance reviews. Interface with electrical engineers to develop: one-line diagrams; electrical area classification drawings. Details

Information Technology Technician, Greywolf Process Solutions. The Information Technology Technician reports to the Director of Operations and manages and provides hardware and software maintenance, training and consultation, and recommendations about future planning and development of resources. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure maximum access to and implementation of technology services and resources. Manage information technology and computer systems. Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software. Monitor and maintain technology to ensure maximum access. Details

Electrical Engineer, Greywolf Process Solutions. As a team member, you will interface with project leaders to develop SCADA and PLC controls solutions. Plant startups and process control modifications. Meet with Engineers and operations staff to discuss project requirements. Develop one-line drawings, PIDs, and circuit or electrical panel drawings. Create innovative and readable documentation that explains the controls interface. Details

Research Software Engineer I/II (Web-scale Analytics), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this position you practice all aspects of the software development lifecycle from requirements analysis, system design, software development and testing, and deployment support. You proactively apply and extend state-of-the-art technologies in computing systems as part of research teams developing new software solutions. You contribute to the development of new ideas to address client needs and the proposal to clients to fund the necessary research. Details

Software Developer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. As a member of one or more of our Project or Service Management teams you are expected to develop knowledge of the goals of projects you are assigned to and clients you are supporting – and maintain a customer service focus commensurate with this position. This position will work under the direction of a Project Manager or Service Manager and be expected to complete assignments with minimal oversight. This position encompasses the design, development, implementation, maintenance, operation, and support of information systems relevant to PNNL’s operations challenges as well as our Research clients analytical challenges. Details

Software Engineer - High-tech motion capture technology, CyberCoders. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, we are the fastest-growing company in the motion tracking industry. We are rapidly growing and currently have many open roles. We are looking for a software engineer to design and develop applications on the leading edge of motion capture. You will be designing and developing algorithms for 3D optical motion capture applications. You must have expert knowledge of C++ as well as linear algebra and non-linear optimization techniques. Details

Software Engineer Asc, Lockheed Martin. Perform customer requirements gathering, designing, developing and implementing software solutions that meet the customer’s needs. Develop and maintain configuration management system documentation. Demonstrated examples of capabilities in at least two of the following skills: PeopleSoft, .Net, C#, C++, ColdFusion, SQL, PL/SQL, Java, JQuery, and Objective C. Details

Network Engineer Asc, Lockheed Martin. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing engineering design and operations support in compliance with established work processes and design standards. Incumbent will perform network and security operations, comprehensive engineering development support producing engineering design packages, consulting support as required, performing security audits and developing security resolutions plans/reports and documents. In addition to the above, work scope includes performing system evaluations, producing construction specifications, and lead engineering an management for medium to large size telecommunication projects. Details

Network Engineer, Lockheed Martin. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing engineering design and operations support in compliance with established work processes and design standards. Incumbent will perform network and security operations, comprehensive engineering development support producing engineering design packages, consulting support as required, performing security audits and developing security resolutions plans/reports and documents. In addition to the above, work scope includes performing system evaluations, producing construction specifications, and lead engineering an management for medium to large size telecommunication projects. Details

Computer Systems Analyst Asc, Lockheed Martin. Work within a dynamic technical team in a 6500+ user; 700+ server environment that serves multiple government agencies. Perform product management and project management activities. Duties include: installation on servers / clients; troubleshooting and problem resolution; installation of product specific patches; system maintenance and upgrade; act as primary point of contact for support organizations (network operations center, service desk, and field support) for assigned products. Details

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