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EECS Weekly News: April 21, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Register for EECS Graduation
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation. This event is shorter and more personal than the university-wide graduation, and is tailored to the faculty and students of our school. This year’s event is June 14 @ 7:30 in the LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium. REGISTRATION: To march in EECS Graduation, you must pre-register. For details, see: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/acm/eecs-grad/. Cap and gown are required. Graduate students are required to buy a hood.

Contribute Photos for the EECS Graduation Slideshow
At the EECS graduation celebration, a slideshow of students and events plays while the audience gets seated and waits for the ceremony to start. You can contribute photos to this slideshow through Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2621338@N20/pool/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/761332810557253/. Remember, if you wouldn't want your grandma to see certain photos, you shouldn't submit them.

KUDOS

Computer science graduate student William Jernigan has been awarded an Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship in a university-wide fellowship competition.

IN THE NEWS

Company Camera: Columbia Power wave power
Consider the contrast between Ocean Power's approach and that of Columbia Power, a quieter wave-energy firm with headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., and a development team affiliated with Oregon State University in Corvallis. The Oregonian

Ashford dedicated to research, progress
The search for permanent department heads continue in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and CCE. According to Ashford, the College of Engineering wants to request the assistance of a search firm to find the best candidate for EECS department head. The Daily Barometer

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Job Outlook: Hiring Projections for Class of 2014 Holding Steady
Employers appear to be holding true to their original hiring projections made for the Class of 2014 as those responding to the Job Outlook 2014 Spring Update survey say they plan to hire 8.6 percent more graduates from the Class of 2014 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2013. National Association of Colleges and Employers

Act-On Software lands whopping $42 million VC round, among Silicon Forest's biggest ever
Act-On plans to add as many as 100 jobs this year to the 270 it currently employs, opening an office in Chicago this summer, another on the East Coast later in 2014, and moving quickly after that to grow in England, Australia and New Zealand. The company plans to expand its engineering team in Beaverton, too. The Oregonian

Ocean Power quits on Oregon wave project, offers shares to public
The company, which has boasted about receiving the nation's first wave power permit for a small project near Reedsport, said it had abandoned that project. The Oregon announcement was a setback to alternative energy boosters and to firms like Oregon Iron Works, which Ocean Power had hired to build a massive buoy for the project. It also delayed the day when electrical power will be generated by the waves that pound the Oregon coastline. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Ambassadors of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research at OSU seeks applications from OSU undergraduates in all majors who are engaged in research, engagement, or creative endeavors outside of the classroom to serve as Ambassadors of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts (URSA) for the 2014-15 school year. Ambassadors of URSA will represent OSU research and creativity at campus and community events to help promote and expand undergraduate research and creativity efforts across the campus. Details

Pitchlandia: A pitch competition designed for Portland
If you’ve been sitting on a great startup idea, or quietly working on a side project, the folks at Pitchlandia want to talk to you. Or, more accurately, they want you to apply for their event. Applications to pitch at the event are open until April 30. Portland Business Journal

EVENTS

Health Professions Fair
Tuesday, April 22, 10:00am - 2:00pm, MU Ballroom
College of Science is hosting our annual Health Professions Fair where OSU students can meet admissions representatives from over 60 graduate and professional schools across the country. This year we have the following three biomedical or health care informatics programs coming the the Fair this year: Eastern Washington University (Health Informatics), OHSU Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, Regis University (Health Care Informatics). Details

Spring Career Fair Seminars & Events
Tuesday, April 15 through Wednesday, April 23
Learn how to be successful at the Career Fair, how to strengthen your professional portfolio, and network with employers even before you are ready to find an internship or job. Join us for one of our favorite events: Speed Mock Interviews, which will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2:00–4:00 pm at the Memorial Union Room 206. This event allows students to practice and get immediate feedback from national recruiters to be fully prepared for interviews. Details

Lecture and Micro Maker Faire
MAKE magazine editor and OSU alum Travis Good to talk on inventing, hacking, and fabricating on the DIY campus. Followed by a micro maker faire of 13 OSU and Corvallis groups. Monday, April 21, 5 to 7 p.m. LaSells Stewart. Free and open to all. For more information (541)760-8015 or create@oregonstate.edu.

Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center
This event offers you the chance to network with employers and explore a position or organization that you had not previously considered. These employers travel to Oregon State University just to see you. Take advantage of this opportunity to get started on your career! Details

Join the International Women's Hackathon
Saturday, April 26, 9am - 6pm, Kearney 302
Are you creative? Do you want to meet other creative women? Do you want to create technology innovations? Do you want to help solve world problems and make a difference? Do you want to have fun and try something new? This event is open to women of all skill levels: those who haven’t programmed at all, women who have done some programming, and the best women programmers out there. It will be a great day to learn, invent, and create the future. Details

MATLAB Seminar: Data Analytics and Machine Learning with MATLAB
Wednesday, April 30, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Kearney 305
Please join MathWorks for a complimentary MATLAB & Simulink seminar for educators, academic researchers and students at Oregon State University. In this session, you will learn several machine learning techniques available in MATLAB and how to quickly explore your data, evaluate machine learning algorithms, compare the results, and apply the best solutions to your problem. Information and registration: https://www.mathworks.com/OSU/Apr2014

UPE Initiation Ceremony
Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, KEC 1005
Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the Computer Science Honors Society, is proud to admit 9 students into the Alpha Chapter of Oregon this year. Details

Win PubTalk: 3D Printing - The change is coming
Tuesday, May 13, 6pm - 8pm, VUE -5th floor, 517 SW 2nd, Corvallis
3D printers can already make incredible things and will do even more in the future. There is a new world coming. This is a technology that will affect everyone as it becomes more common place. Come see and hear about what is possible today and what will be possible in the future. Samples will be available to touch and feel. Don't miss this PubTalk! Details

Engineering Carnival
Thursday, May 29, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Kelley Engineering Center
The third annual Engineering Club carnival. We will have food, and club run/sponsored booths to give back to the community and raise awareness for the Linn-Benton Food bank and engineering. More information found here: http://groups.engr.oregonstate.edu/ieee/web/carnival/

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, April 21, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "An Innovative Approach to Fast, Affordable, Custom Silicon" presented by Jim Kemerling, Triad Semiconductor, Founder, CTO, Executive VP and Darrell Teegarden, Mentor Graphics, Business Unit Director, System Modeling & Analysis. Details

Monday, May 5, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1001. "ASU Connection One Center on Analog/RF and Power Management IC" presented by Sayfe Kiaei, Professor, School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

U.S. Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program
TDSP is an opportunity for electrical and computer engineering students, who are within 24 months of completing their bachelor's degree, to earn a salary while attending school. TDSP participants receive approximately $35,000 a year in salary and allowances. Those selected into the TDSP will enlist in the U.S. Air Force as an officer trainee. Their duty will be to complete their education and then serve four years as an engineer in the Air Force. The four-year commitment after graduation is guaranteed employment in the engineering career field. After completing their degree, they will attend officer training school and be commissioned as a second lieutenant. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Google's Guide for Technical Development
Having a solid foundation in Computer Science is important in being a successful Software Engineer. This guide is a suggested path for University students to develop their technical skills academically and non-academically through self-paced hands-on learning. You may use this guide to determine courses to take but please make sure you are taking courses required for your major or faculty in order to graduate. The online resources provided in this guide are not meant to replace courses available at your University. However, they may help supplement your learnings or provide an introduction to the topic. Google

How to Get a Job at Google
Many jobs at Google require math, computing and coding skills, so if your good grades truly reflect skills in those areas that you can apply, it would be an advantage. But Google has its eyes on much more. The New York Times

How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2
With graduations approaching, I went back to Google to ask Bock to share his best advice for job-seekers anywhere, not just at Google. The New York Times

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.

Impress potential employers and feel good about doing it! Our small nonprofit needs help building our Web site and giving us a presence in social media. We’re six blocks from campus, and offer professional counseling and psychotherapy to low income/uninsured families, couples, and individuals. Google Sites powers our URL. We have content to add, and want to set up a Facebook page and Twitter account, too. We’ve got the aptitude to maintain all three – once shown how it’s done! – just need help making it happen. Details

Peer Mentors, School of EECS. The office of EECS is looking for CS and ECE students interested in becoming Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors are EECS students who assist other students with registration, planning their schedule, or answering any questions they may have. They hold walk-in hours in the KEC office where students can come get help with whatever they may need. This is a paid position receiving $10 an hour and is very flexible with your schedule. Details

Supplemental Instruction Leaders, Academic Success Center. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a highly successful program offering peer-facilitated study groups for students in historically-challenging classes, including the Anatomy and Physiology series, the Biology 21X series (Biology 211, 212, and 213), and the Physics 20X series (PH201, 202, and 203). SI Leaders attend all lectures for the supported course and are responsible for leading 5-6 small group study tables per week. Each study table is scheduled for 50 minutes, and tables are held weeks 2-10 of the term. SI Leaders also participate in required weekly professional development meetings. Details

Pathways Peer Tutor, INTO OSU. Part of the Pathways program is providing tutoring support to students in any subject that they might need it. We currently have a number of students enrolled in ECE 353, 353, and ECE 472. Details

Undergraduate Research Position in Computer Science, School of EECS. Perform experiments on how use of delta debugging to minimize test cases impacts the performance of statistical fault localization methods. Major work is implementing delta debuggers, analyzing past experimental subjects, and analyzing results. Details

Undergraduate Research Interns, OSU Libraries & Press. OSU Libraries & Press seeks an undergraduate intern for Summer term 2014 for a project of adding new features to OSU's ScholarsArchive under the supervision of the project manager. He/she will be responsible for designing/creating web pages, conducting usability/feature tests, and writing software scrips for the website. The skills required for this position include CSS, HTML5, and jQuery. However, any undergraduate student who is interested in web development and has a strong desire to learn is welcome to apply. In addition, the recruited intern will be paid to spend first three weeks to enhance his/her programming skills guided by the project manager. Details

Student Web Application Developer, OSU Valley Library. The OSU Libraries & Press, Emerging Technologies & Services Department is hiring two student Web Application Programmers. The main responsibilities of the position include: working on new or existing Library Web applications using a variety of open source standards and experimental technologies; mobile Web development; working with customers to assess needs and deliver tools. Details

Computing Helpdesk Consultant, OSU College of Forestry. The major duties of this position include providing telephone, electronic and in-person support to computer users; assisting users with software questions; installing, configuring, and troubleshooting hardware at a component level; maintenance of computer laboratories. Having previous computer support experience is a plus, but we place a higher priority on finding candidates that have a great deal of initiative and enjoy helping other people find answers to their questions related to their technology-related devices. Details

JavaScript Application Developer Internship, Cambia. Provide support to the Application Development Team in the following role: participate in a small team environment responsible for one of the largest and highly visible projects at Cambia; be responsible for programming, debugging and testing of custom JavaScript applications used to visualize, track, and report progress of our development activities; this experience will allow the intern to gain an understanding of enterprise software development and help scale our agile development practice. Details

Software Engineer (Programming) Interns, Open Dental Software. Computer Science/Computer Engineering majors: Junior standing or greater. Java and/or C++ knowledge or experience. SQL knowledge a plus. Work hours: 20 hours minimum during the school year and 40 hours per week during the summer. Multiple positions, flexible schedule, can start immediately or in June. Details

Programmer, Applied Economics Department, OSU. We are looking for an OSU CS graduate student with C++ experience to work with faculty in the Applied Economics Department on a large 5-year multidisciplinary NSF Research Project. The work will involve programming related to economic components of the Willamette Water 2100 Envision model (http://water.oregonstate.edu/ww2100/), making modifications and additions to the existing C++ plug-in components. Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio is also desirable, as is familiarity with XML. The amount of work will vary; the timing is to begin in May and with some continued responsibilities in the summer and also into the next academic year. The work would not average more than 10 hours per week during the academic year, but possibly more in the summer. Details

Digital Consumer Analyst, HealthSparq. Play a key role in changing US healthcare by joining HealthSparq, a new startup within Cambia Health. You Will: help design, manage and grow the analytics and reporting competency of our products and will develop strategies to improve these products to best meet our users’ needs; define web analytics tagging requirements for new products that will result in actionable and impactful internal and external reporting, including engagement and ROI analyses; provide the business with an understanding of end-users’ needs and wants based on this reporting, and will be a fervent advocate for leveraging data to make our products better and more impactful for consumers; work with and for clients to report on tool use and drive tool engagement; rapidly integrate and analyze a wide variety of user based data and turn that data into meaningful and actionable recommendations to the organization with precise and compelling communication. Details

Junior Database Ace, Coelo. We are seeking a talented, committed team player for an entry level position involving Extremely Big Data.  Master the latest technologies in cloud services, trans-relational databases and ETL toolsets, on a nimble, high performance team blazing new paths in business analytics. You will assume design responsibility for important system components, with world-class architects and senior developers as mentors. This high-visibility project is crucial to the success of a $1B+ business venture within a key division of one of our most important customers. Details

Software Engineer, Active911. We are looking for one or more super smart, hard working programmers who want to work on a team of brilliant people and help make the world a better place! Details

Software Engineer, Course Hero. Inc. Our team releases code every day to millions of people, so we're looking for someone who can take on challenges, build new features, and iterate quickly. Each engineer has a role in building Course Hero's architecture and will have the opportunity to touch all parts of the stack. Our projects are big -- terabytes of data and customers around the world -- but our team is small, so you'll see projects from start to finish, working closely with product managers and designers to ensure successful results. 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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