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EECS Weekly News: May 5, 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.

IN THE NEWS

Finding notes in the noise
Xiaoli Fern and Raviv Raich, both associate professors in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, listen intently to bird recordings from the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the McKenzie River Watershed. “Is that a warbler?” Fern asks. College of Engineering

Lance Albertson, Oregon State University Open Source Lab
Lance Albertson, director of the OSU Open Source Lab, discusses his organization's experience with Google Summer of Code 2013. Google Developers (YouTube)

Letter: OSU won’t rehire College of Engineering heads
In various meetings, EECS faculty have repeatedly and persistently requested that Ashford reinstate Fiez as head of EECS since her leadership is so critical to the success of EECS. However, it appears that Ashford cannot go against the provost’s prior decision to fire her. Corvallis Gazette-Times

Making a Maker Campus
Often when maker communities become aware of one another they begin to collaborate. The kickoff at OSU was my speech entitled “What’s the big deal about Making?” My talk argued that OSU should capitalize on the Maker Movement. Make

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Portland State launches computer science program for non-techies
A new program at Portland State University aims to help address the issue with a new, nine-month program that prepares students for a graduate program in computer science. “New Beginnings” is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree but without computer science training. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Student Art
Submit your art to the Beth Ray Center for Academic Support for display in the building! Selected art will be featured in an Open House next fall. Student must be OSU student in 2014-2015 year and art must be able to hang on the wall. Email a digital photo of your art to brc.student@oregonstate.edu by Friday, May 9.

Microsoft Dreamspark
Did you know that you have access to all of the latest Microsoft developer tools, operating systems, servers, and utility programs? Per our End-User License Agreement, this software is available to students who are enrolled in STEM-D courses. You could likely lose the ability to download software for summer projects and self-learning once the semester ends. Microsoft suggests that you download any of the software titles you will want to use over the summer now, before your account gets suspended. The DreamSpark license is a perpetual, non-commercial use license so you are allowed to use the software legally after school ends and even after you graduate as long as it is not for commercial purposes. Details

OSU App Challenge
Saturday, May 10, 2pm-4pm, KEC Atrium
If you have made or are making a mobile application for work, school or fun the OSU App Challenge is for you. Each team will have a dedicated table to demonstrate the App they created for a panel of judges which includes Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs; Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship and Founder of OSU's Open Source Lab; Bryce Clemmer, CEO of Vadio; and Shashi Jain, CTO of MatterCompilers and Corporate Innovations Lead at UP Global. Details

IEEE Build Club open lab
Every Friday 5pm - 6pm, Dearborn 120
The IEEE Build Club will be providing open lab time for you work on your own projects or school labs. All majors and knowledge levels are welcome. This is a great chance to learn, share and create cool projects! Members are encouraged to form their own special topic groups like audio electronics or RF circuits. These groups will have support from the OSU IEEE Chapter. Details

Collegiate Inventors Competition
Join the nation’s most exciting competition that encourages invention, entrepreneurship and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities. Outstanding inventions in STEM and other creative fields are judged by a panel of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees and United States Patent and Trademark Office officials – the most influential inventors and invention experts in the nation – for feedback, brainstorming and encouragement on taking inventions to the next level of innovation. In addition to networking with some of our nation’s foremost innovators, you’ll also compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes and represent your school in competition among the country’s most inventive universities. Application deadline: June 15. Details

EVENTS

MECOP INTERVIEW PREP WORKSHOP
WHO: Anyone applying/interviewing for MECOP later this month
WHEN: Tuesday, May 6th, 4-5pm
WHERE: Kearney 212
WHAT: Learn about the unique interview format, types of questions to expect, situational interviewing, and how to prepare.
MECOP site: https://www.mecopinc.org/apply-interview-process

PRO-SCHOOL APPLICATION WORKSHOP
WHO: Pre-Engineers planning to apply to Pro-School this year (or next year)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 6th, 5-6pm
WHERE: Kearney 212
WHAT: A presentation about the Pro-School application process, recommendations to strengthen your candidacy, and answers to your questions.
Pro-Application: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/applying-engineering-professional-program

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

JE Dunn Tech Expo
Wednesday, May 14, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (drop in at your convenience), Kearney Hall Atrium
JE Dunn Construction leads the building industry in applied technology. Join them as they demonstrate new technology tools to build better in the field, new BIM capabilities, scheduling and estimating tools, safety and more. Details

Hire and Be Hired: Finding and building that perfect company
Thursday, May 15, 5:30-8:30 PM, Urban Airship Atrium, 1417 NW Everett St #300, Portland
Cost:  $25 members | $45 nonmembers  |  $10 students
We all want to work in that perfect company where all our co-workers are talented, committed, excited, and all-around wonderful to work with. What can you do to find yourself in that perfect company? This special Technology Association of Oregon event will train you in two strategies that you can apply at an individual and corporate level. For individual software developers and QA engineers, this event will cover how to find and get hired at that perfect company. For managers at technology companies, this event will cover how to recruit and retain great workers. Details

Engineering Expo
Friday, May 16, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Kelley Engineering Center
This year's Senior Design Showcase features nearly 200 student-built projects from across the disciplines: Biological & Ecological Engineering; Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Construction Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; and Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics. For a special exhibit of clean technology and green energy solutions, be sure to check out the Expo’s Sustainability Showcase. Details

Engineering Carnival
Thursday, May 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 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, May 12, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Machine Teaching: Frenemy of Machine Learning" presented by Xiaojin (Jerry) Zhu, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Details

Monday, May 19, 4:00pm - 4:50pm, KEC 1001. "Toward Whole-Session Relevance: Exploring Intrinsic Diversity in Web Search" presented by Paul Bennett, Senior Researcher, Context, Learning & User Experience for Search (CLUES) group, Microsoft Research. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Starfleet Academy Engineering Scholarships
Yes, it's true! Ever since 1990, our organization has presented monetary scholarships to special active STARFLEET members who are attending community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges and universities or graduate school, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a certificate/certified program. Application deadline: June 15. 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.

Medicare Star Ratings Project Management Internship, Cambia. The Medicare Star Ratings Project Management Intern will help the Government Program’s division understand and improve Regence’s Star Ratings. Duties and opportunities include: assisting with collecting, tracking and reporting on the necessary data required for the Part C and Part D measures outlined by CMS for the Star Ratings; documenting business requirements; participating in Star Rating workgroups to proactively provide data and information so Medicare leadership can make informed decisions; contributing to the strategic and tactical planning efforts as they relate to the Star Ratings; working collaboratively with cross-functional areas within Medicare to ensure effective recommendations; performing research and analysis. Details

Software Developer 2, Oracle. Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs used for testing server hardware, databases, applications, tools and networks. As a member of the software engineering division, you will apply basic to intermediate knowledge of software architecture to perform software development tasks associated with developing, debugging or designing software applications or operating systems according to provided design specifications. Details

Testing Engineer, Oracle. Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs used for testing server hardware, databases, applications, tools and networks. Work with manufacturing and design engineering to define and document test requirements and test methodologies, both for qualification and production purposes. 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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