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September 22, 2014

KUDOS

CS assistant professor Erik Walkingshaw and co-author Klaus Ostermann won the best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Generative Programming: Concepts & Experiences (GPCE’14) for their publication, "Projectional Editing of Variational Software."

Manfred Dittrich, development engineer in the School of EECS, was awarded the OSU Exemplary Employee Award. The award recognizes employee work performance and service of the highest caliber which is above and beyond the standard expectations held for professional faculty and classified staff.

IN THE NEWS

Computer science grows at OSU-Cascades
In August OSU-Cascades hired its first full-time computer scientist to lead the development of a four-year program in the field, a track the university hopes will be one of its most popular. OSU-Cascades launched a degree track in the field last year, offering sophomore-level courses for students who have completed a year at Central Oregon Community College. For the vast majority of OSU-Cascades programs, freshmen and sophomore courses are offered by COCC, while upper-level courses are provided by OSU-Cascades. The Bulletin

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Thousands of would-be programmers apply for Code Oregon's free training
Code Oregon was announced this summer with the audacious goal of training, for free, 10,000 Oregonians for jobs in software development. Without any formal marketing, the program has already gathered 6,000 applicants. The program is a partnership between Worksource, the Oregon Workforce Investment Board, and Portland-based Treehouse, an online training platform that teach software developing languages. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

The OSL is kicking off DevOps BootCamp this year with the brand new DevOps DayCamp!
DevOps DayCamp is a dual-track day with one track to help inexperienced attendees get started with DevOps, as well as a second track comprised of a hands-on hackathon with educational sessions throughout the day for the more advanced DevOps crowd. Sessions will be given by industry professionals and will include Ansible, Travis CI and Docker. Join us on October 11th at 9am in the Kelley Engineering Center. For more information check out osl.io/devopsdaycamp.

Design a web site this Fall! The CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring course will teach you the basics of web site development:

  • Design and production with HTML5, CSS3, and PHP
  • Graphic design and image optimization
  • Site management
  • Online promotion

In just 11 weeks, you'll have a functional web site for the topic of your choice. Build a site for your portfolio, club, or friends and family. No textbook cost or lab fees! Sign up right away! 4 Credits.

Are you savvy? Enroll in WGSS 320 Gender & Technology to meet the BACC Science Technology Synthesis requirements through meaningful activities:

  • Research and write about the social and economic impacts of women in the technology industry.
  • See technology products through a Gender Lens.
  • Discuss trends in STEM and STEAM.
  • Learn to add your research and writing to a web site.
  • Plan for your greatest dream!

No textbook cost! 3 credits. Offered online. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/wgss320/
Need Graduate Credit? Then take the WGSS 525 version of Gender & Technology. 3 credits. Offered online.

New Course: ECE 599 - Bioelectronic Systems and Devices
Fall 2014 - MWF 15:00-15:50
This course will provide a somewhat high-level look at bioelectronics, primarily from an applications perspective. Topics will include electrical and physical interfaces with biological systems, protein and DNA biosensors, device micro/nanofabrication, implantable electronics, neuronal interfaces, biological energy harvesting, and CMOS-based biosensor platforms. We will focus on applications in DNA sequencing, molecular diagnostics, ubiquitous monitoring, implantable systems, microfluidic handling, and lab-on-chip integration methods. Details

WiN 2014 Expo: Pre-startup Innovations-Free Booth-Space Limited - Apply Now!
Are you an OSU Entrepreneur looking for an opportunity to showcase your innovation? The Willamette Innovators Network is casting for its upcoming 2014 Expo (November 6th). WiN helps small and mid-sized traded sector companies share, learn, and connect for success. Participation is free for all pre-startup innovations, space is limited. Get exposed to venture capitalist and gaining valuable experience. To apply contact Betty Nickerson, Expo Coordinator at betty.nickerson@oregonstate.edu, 541-368-5205 by October 20.

MindSumo Challenges
Solve real company problems to win job opportunities, gain experience, and earn cash. MindSumo challenges are a great opportunity to get work experience by applying the skills you're learning in classes, win cash prizes, and prove yourself to potential employers.

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

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize
Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize competition is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare and consumer technologies. Application deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Thursday, September 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Kevin Archila. Co-Major Advisors: John Wager, John Conley; Committee: Douglas Keszler; GCR: Michelle Dolgos. "Material Development for Thin-Film Transistors." Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Future Engineers Scholarship Program
One winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship to be used toward eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board during the 2015 calendar year. Candidates must be full-time students at the time of application submittal, pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Canada during the calendar year, and be accepted into the School of Engineering. Scholarships will not be awarded to 1st Year undergraduate students, or those 4th Year undergraduate students who will be graduating on or before June of the award year. Application deadline: October 15, 2014. 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. IEEE Computer Society membership is required. Application deadline: October 31. Details

IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
The scholarship carries a stipend of up to US$24,000 and is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering at an engineering school of recognized standing located in the US. To be eligible, the student must be a permanent resident of the US, have majored in the field of electrical engineering, and have received a bachelor's degree from an engineering college of recognized standing. The scholarship will be awarded to a first-year full-time graduate student only. Application deadline: November 15, 2014. Details

IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
The fellowship is awarded annually to a first year, full-time graduate student for work in the area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide. The award carries a stipend of US$10,000 per year. Application deadline: November 15. Details

IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowships
US$5,000 for a graduate student wishing to pursue graduate degree in microwave engineering on a full-time basis from a reputable institution of higher education. Both the student and faculty member must be a member of MTT-S. Application deadline: November 30. Details

AfterCollege Scholarships
AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate that they will be exemplary candidates in their field. Applicants are evaluated with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, keep it relevant, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future! This quarter's deadline to apply for AfterCollege scholarships is Tuesday, September 30.

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details

AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in any field of engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details

STEM Inclusion Scholarship
$1,000 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips
This infographic shares six new trends impacting job seekers. It’s time to ante up and use these game-changing trends to help you score big on the job field. Some stats to note: 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in recruiting efforts; 78% of recruiters hire through social media; 72% of active job seekers use mobile devices in their job search; Employee referrals account for 40% of all hires. Career Enlightenment

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings
You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says new research from USC's Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people over forty they're even more perturbed by it than everyone else. The study also found that Millennials are three times more likely than those over 40 to think that smartphone use during meetings is okay, which is ironic considering Millennials are highly dependent upon the opinions of their older colleagues for career advancement. LinkedIn

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

WR 327 for Engineers Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Fall 2014, OSU College of Engineering. The College of Engineering needs undergraduate teaching assistants (UGTAs) for the Fall 2014 sections of Writing 327 for Engineers (WR 327-E). These are paid positions and involve about 5 hours per week. 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. Details

Energy Analyst, OSU Energy Efficiency Center. Tour regional manufacturing facilities, collect data and prepare engineering recommendations for industrial clients to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste generation, and increase profitability. The OSU Energy Efficiency Center is hiring Sophomore and Junior engineering students with excellent technical aptitude, and a proven ability to apply themselves, learn new technologies, work independently, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Details

COSINE Helpdesk Worker, OSU College of Science. Research, troubleshoot, and answer computing questions. Platforms: Current versions of Windows, OSX, and Unix/Linux. Software: MS Office & Office Suites; Web Browsers; E-Mail clients; SSH & FTP; Anti-Virus; Math, Science, and Statistical academic software. Networking: TCP/IP, File Storage & Sharing, User account maintenance. Hardware: Test & Replace PC components. Details

Computer and Web Support Assistant, OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. Posting content to web sites, link checking, and working with multimedia. Assisting with computer maintenance, including installing software and other related projects. Adding content and images to databases, converting web documents to alternate formats. Details

Bechtel starts their internship recruitment VERY early – and are usually done just about the time our students arrive on campus. Our university hire positions are for those who have recently graduated or will be graduating from a university, and are looking to launch their career. Our internship positions are great for current students who are a year or two away from graduation. Regional programs and opportunities are available in a variety of fields. There’s a good chance we have an opportunity that’s just right for you. Details

CTS Platform A Tablets SW/HW Intern (MS/PhD level), Intel. Come intern with Intel's Mobile Communications Group (MCG) in the Customer Technology Solutions (CTS) organization. CTS is responsible for providing MCG's OEM, ODM customers with the engineering, collateral, tools, services, and support to enable them to ramp high-volume winning tablet products based on Intel Atom platforms. Details

Analyst Programmer, competency level 2, Information Services, Oregon State University. This position works in the Information Services unit as a member of the Database and Systems administration team. As a team member this person designs, implements and maintains data management systems. This includes managing data resources essential to administrative systems and assisting department management in planning, budgeting, and policy decisions. Details

Partial list of jobs posted in the past week through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed). Sample jobs:

Don’t forget to check out the AfterCollege job site, tailored especially for our EECS students.


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