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August 18, 2014

IN THE NEWS

ChickTech encourages girls to enter technology fields
ChickTech is hosting a workshop on Aug. 23-24 at Oregon State University to encourage high school girls to enter computing and technical fields. The event is designed as a fun, positive learning experience to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from the area. ChickTech is a non-profit organization, founded in Portland in 2013 by OSU alumna, Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, who was motivated by her own experiences to foster a more inviting culture for women. Corvallis Advocate, OSU news release

OPPORTUNITIES

Tektronix Survey
Based our partnership with OSU, they have graciously offered to help us reach out to you, their engineering students. We'd appreciate your time in taking our online survey (~10 minutes) and in exchange you'll be entered in a drawing for one of fifteen $75 Visa gift cards. Please don't forget to submit your name and contact information at the end of the survey in order to receive the gift card. Your personal information will not be shared with any third-party companies. Details

Google Announces Million-Dollar Engineering Challenge
Google is offering $1 million to anyone who can take a power inverter — a device used to convert energy that comes from solar, electric vehicles, and wind — and shrink it to 1/10th its normal size. Such devices are normally the size of a picnic basket. It’s called the Little Box Challenge, and it’s being offered in partnership with IEEE. According to the blog, “A smaller inverter could help create low-cost microgrids in remote parts of the world. Or allow you to keep the lights on during a blackout via your electric car’s battery. Or enable advances we haven’t even thought of yet.” The challenge requires teams to register by September 30, 2014 in order to submit a technical approach and application by July of next year. Details

Spirit of Innovation Challenge
The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge invites teams of students to combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship by creating commercially viable products in sustainability to benefit humanity. They work in four categories: aerospace and aviation, cyber security, energy, and health. Winning students are not only named Pete Conrad Scholars, but have a chance at being awarded seed grants, scholarships, patent support, and other opportunities to turn their ideas into small businesses. For the first year, the competition is open to university students, college-age active military, and veterans ages 19-25. The 2015 challenge starts off with teams submitting an investor pitch from mid-August to mid-October 2014. Details

New in Fall 2014: Network Methods in Bioinformatics (CS 419/519)
This course will give you experience in: biological network inference; biological network analysis and modeling; applications of computer science in biology/biomedicine. Details

Volunteer opportunity to introduce girls to tech!
ChickTech (http://chicktech.org) is hosting a weekend-long event at Kelley Engineering Center on August 23rd and 24th to introduce high school girls to tech through hands-on workshops. We're looking for volunteers for the following workshops: Smartphone Apps, Website Design and Creation, Robotics, Computer Games, and Microcontrollers. If you're interested in helping out with one of those workshops, or with any part of the event, please email jennifer.davidson@chicktech.org. For more information about the event please see: http://chicktech.org/events/chicktech-high-school-2014-corvallis/. Thanks to our sponsors OSU EECS, OSU WME, Tektronix, Garmin, and HP! We're looking forward to the event, and we hope that you can help make the event the best it can be.

Mark your calendars for ChickTech's Tech Show
Sunday, August 24, 4:30pm-5:45pm, Kelley Engineering Center, OSU
ChickTech High School 2014 - Corvallis is happening August 23rd and 24th. Help show your support for women in tech by joining us at the exciting tech show! ChickTech High School participants will show off what they created over the weekend. Free, but please RSVP: http://chicktech-corvallis-techshow-2014.eventbrite.com. This event is open to the public, so please help us spread the word!

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

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JOBS

OSU Career Services
The new Beaver Careers is live and you can login, update your profile, and begin setting appointments, searching jobs and connecting with off-campus employers! Details

Energize Corvallis is hiring a part-time Software Developer to create an interactive website for the Classrooms Take Charge program. The website will be used by 6,000+ students and teachers in 16 high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. Funding for the position is provided by an Environmental Education award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Details

Basefit Software Developer/Entrepreneurship Internship, Cambia. Cambia Health Solutions has partnered with military health experts to understand and address key factors that will improve and sustain military readiness. These partnerships along with Cambia's expertise in health and wellness inspired the creation of the Basefit initiative. The Basefit Intern will leverage their strong technical skills and business insight to assist the team in bringing innovative technologies to market and provide support to the Basefit Team in the following role: participate in a team environment for the delivery and maintenance of application systems; will be responsible for programming, debugging and testing of applications in a development environment. Details

High speed mixed signal / RF designer, Intel. This is a great opportunity to stay in the northwest and work on cutting edge radios (WiFi AC160, LTE cellular, Bluetooth, etc) in the most advanced technologies available. This provides an opportunity for the candidate, their friends and family to use parts that they have worked on a daily basis. Backgrounds in high speed ADCs & DACs, frequency synthesizers, and RF transceivers are all good fits. A strong system and DSP background is a plus. 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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