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November 10, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

College of Engineering computing resources
The College of Engineering offers many unique computing resources. Three that we'd like to make you aware of are:

  1. Remote access to Engineering software applications and full desktops that simulate being in an Engineering computer lab is available at our Citrix portal: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/citrix
  2. Kumo, our new system of allowing Google Drive, DropBox, Box.com, and Microsoft OneDrive association with your Engineering account allowing them to appear as mapped network drives is ready for use. Details for a needed one-time configuration are at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/kumo
  3. Thanks to your help, using Print Release in our Engineering Computer Labs we've seen a decrease in wasted paper! Check out our Mobile Print Release, where instead of swiping an OSU Student ID Card at the laser printer, any wifi mobile device can release jobs. Details at: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/computing/printing

IN THE NEWS

Merger creates a new OSU center for software development
Two organizations at Oregon State University have joined forces to create a new center offering expanded services in product testing, software development and hosting. The Center for Applied Systems and Software in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was formed by the merger of the Open Source Lab and the Business Solutions Group. For several years, both groups have been delivering products and services to clients while providing training opportunities for students on real-world projects. OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

SolarWorld’s $10M expansion includes 200 new jobs
SolarWorld Americas LLC will expand production capacity at its Hillsboro plant and add 200 new workers as it moves to compete with rivals with innovation and quality. Portland Business Journal

Fast-growing Elemental looks to hire as video field heats up
Thanks to Elemental Delta's customer base — it includes news organizations, broadcasters, satellite and cable companies and new media companies — Elemental's hitting a boom stage. The company, which employs 200-plus workers, has 35 open positions listed on its website. Those jobs include marketing, operations, engineering and sales positions. Portland Business Journal

Puppet Labs Block 300
The growing team at puppet labs is getting settled into its new digs at 308 S.W. Second Ave. The office is double the size of the company's previous space in the Pearl and has plenty of room for the more than 200 employees based out of Puppet's headquarters. This office has room for as many as 500 people. Portland Business Journal

Confirmed: Apple opening Seattle software office
Apple is moving into enemy territory and has started an engineering office in Seattle, its first in the Northwest. Like other California companies setting up shop in the shadow of Microsoft, Apple is attracted by the area’s software talent, particularly engineers with expertise building online infrastructure. Seattle Times

OPPORTUNITIES

DevOps Bootcamp
Every Monday, 7pm-9pm, KEC 1005
Interested in learning more about DevOps, Linux or software in general? Come to DevOps Bootcamp! Hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab, the program aims to teach the basics of system administration and software development from the ground up, with no assumed experience or knowledge. Any major is welcome! DevOps Bootcamp is a free and fun way to become more tech savvy, refine computer skills and get comfortable with your machine. Subscribe to our mailing list at http://lists.osuosl.org/mailman/listinfo/devops-bootcamp for weekly updates.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop scheduled to take place in San Francisco, California on April 10-11, 2015. At the Grad Cohort Workshop, we welcome new women graduate students in their first year of graduate school into the community of computing researchers and professionals by providing them with a broad range of strategies and role models. Strategies and mentoring for students in their second and third years of graduate school will also be provided. Applications must be received by November 30, 2014 in order to be considered. Details

New MindSumo Projects
MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships.

Accelerator accepting applications
The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator program is accepting applications for their next cohort, which begins in January 2015 and runs for five months. Applications from innovative and high-growth traded sector companies that produce goods and services used outside the region are encouraged. More information and an application is available on the website, at www.oregonstate.edu/accelerator.

Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2015
The Bluetooth SIG is looking for the best of the best in Bluetooth® products, applications, prototypes, and student-led projects. The Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program highlights the most innovative products and applications available today, prototypes coming soon, and student-led projects in the making. Application deadline: December 5, 2014. Details

Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation
The Touch of Genius Prize was established to recognize an individual or group of individuals who contribute to innovation in the field of tactile literacy for blind people. The Prize can be granted for innovative, accessible computer software, Android applications, iOS applications, or tactile hardware that promotes braille and/or tactile literacy for blind people. The $20,000 prize is provided through support from The Gibney Family Foundation and National Braille Press. Applications must be received by January 7, 2015. 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

EVENTS

What Really Matters
Tuesday, November 11, 5 PM, KEC 1007
Join Chief Engineer David Little, senior manager in a $520 million a year engineering and operations firm, for a unique mentoring opportunity as he shares his personal experiences. Seating is limited to the first 50 students. Details

Bioscience and Technology Club Launching Event
Tuesday November 11, 6pm, ILLC room 155
The Bioscience and Technology Club is dedicated to connecting students to industry and beginning the networking needed to thrive in this growing field. Details

Google Hackathon
Saturday, November 15, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, KEC 1001
Sunday, November 16, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, WNGR 151
The focus will be on Android and Google Techologies for mobile. All skill levels are encouraged, and there will be a primer on mobile development for folks new to mobile development. Details

Willamette Innovators' Network Shark Tank 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 6pm - 8pm, Corvallis Sports Park, $5 Student $10 General 
Do you have what it takes to become the next big start-up? 5 minute pitch. 5 minutes of advice. Live and in-person. Join us for a local rendition of Shark Tank with Staff from the OSU Advantage Accelerator and a surprise guest Shark. The best idea will automatically be a finalist for acceptance into the Accelerator January 2015 cohort and receive two 1:1 sessions with the Co-Directors. Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday, Nov 13, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Simplifying OpenCL Programming with Actors in the Ensemble Programming Language" presented by Paul Harvey, Ph.D. candidate, University of Glasgow. NOTE: This is NOT part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Monday, November 17, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003. "The Fractal Nature of Bezier Curves and the Bezier Nature of Fractal Curves" presented by Ron Goldman, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rice University. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. This program is designed to increase awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for under-represented students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: January 2. Details

New Faces of Engineering - College Edition
Recognizes the best and brightest whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. Each year a new class of College Edition winners are selected. Winners receive a scholarship ranging from $500 to $1,000, are recognized on our website and College Edition’s Facebook page with a photo and a brief statement of their accomplishments, and are featured in an ad in their college newspaper. College Edition winners are also recognized by their nominating engineering society in a variety of ways, such as articles in the organization’s member magazine and at national and local events. The application deadline is November 14, 2014. 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

TRIAD Scholarship
The OSU TRIAD Faculty Club expects to award one or two $500 scholarships to OSU students of any major. Preference is given to current juniors and seniors. Awards will be based equally on the applicant's record of academic progress and record of service to the institution or the community. The application deadline is December 5. Details

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Application deadline: December 15, 2014. Details

National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship
Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: Dec 31, 2014. Details

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who will be exemplary candidates in their field when the time comes to find an internship or job. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future! 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. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: Dec 31, 2014. Details

Facebook Graduate Fellowship Program
Facebook created the fellowship program to encourage and support promising graduate students who are doing cutting edge research around the globe. We are excited for the opportunity to fund future thought leaders. This year, we are accepting applications for research in the following areas: architecture; computer Vision; data mining; databases; distributed systems; economics and computation; human-computer interaction/social computing; machine learning;  natural language processing; networking / operating systems; programming languages / compilers; security / privacy; software engineering. Application deadline: January 5, 2015. Details

AAUW Fellowships for Selected Professions
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (see list below). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs: architecture; computer/information sciences; engineering; mathematics/statistics. Application deadline: January 10, 2015. Details

Google Lime Scholarship Program
Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don't want anything to stand in the way. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Recipients of the 2015 Google Lime Scholarship will each receive a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2015. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs). Application deadline: Sunday, January 18, 2015. Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. Application deadline: January 14, 2015. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

7 Ways to Impress Your Interviewers
Unfortunate stories abound about people who failed to get a position, because they clearly hadn’t bothered to do even the minimal research of looking at prospective employers’ websites. But simply parroting back the information you find won’t be enough to impress most interviewers. Here are seven things that will. US News

4 résumés that totally failed (and how to make sure yours won't)
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing some pretty fascinating and, dare I say it, beautiful resumes. That said, I’ve also seen my fair share of resumes that end up with more red ink than resume content after I’m through with them. USA TODAY

This Is Exactly How Recruiters Go Through Your Resume In 6 Seconds
In many cases, your resume is the first thing a hiring manager sees from your job application. It serves as their first impression of you. Therefore, it is without a doubt that your resume is a large determining factor of whether you’ll get that call for an interview or not. Assuming you meet the job qualifications, the next thing you want to focus on is how your resume is presented. Lifehack

Is Your Resume Telling Them Not to Call You?
Do you find yourself in the midst of job searching shaking your head and thinking that the people who are reading your resume must be idiots? Why can’t they see that you are the perfect candidate for the job? Why don’t they get that you have done exactly what they are asking for in your current or previous position? What is wrong with them? 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

Tester / QA (student), CORE Business Intelligence Center, Oregon State University. Test CORE reports to endure they meet department standards. Validate data on reports; research and document discrepancies. Provide appropriate feedback to report writer in a timely manner. Review and understand report requirements. Document test results. Develop test plans as needed. Details

The OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is looking for a student to help with filming, editing, and posting videos for classroom and marketing purposes. The student will be primarily using a Cannon Vixia HFM500 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Applicants should be familiar with basic recording and editing techniques. The salary depends on the level of experience from $10 to $15 per hour. The work fluctuates depending on the demand, but could be 2-15 hours per week. Supervisor: Rachel Robertson, 541-737-7098, Rachel.robertson@oregonstate.edu. Apply at: http://hr.oregonstate.edu/student-employment; ID# 30354

Advancement Records – OSU Student Worker. The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student to work in the Advancement Services department working with the Advancement Records Management staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable experience working with a large database with extensive volume of information. Applicants should have a basic understanding of the principles of electronic records management, be able to accurately enter coding and retrieve information from the OSUF Advance database. Preference will be given to applicants with web knowledge and database skills. Details

OSUAA National Capital Area Leadership Scholarship and the Legislative Internship Forum
The internship forum will be on Nov. 11 at 5PM in MU 208 and is being organized by the office of Government Relations. The forum will be on legislative internship opportunities in Washington D.C. and in Salem, OR. The undergraduate OSUAA scholarship of $3,500 is offered three times a year for internships physically located in Washington D.C. – students majoring in any field are encouraged to apply. Application deadlines: Winter term internship: Dec. 1, 2014; Spring term internship: Feb 19, 2015; Summer term internship: May 11, 2015. Details

Washington River Protection Solutions Info Session/Seminar, Tuesday, November 11, 5:00 pm, KEC 1007. WRPS Chief Engineer, David Little, will be conducting an information session titled “Been There, Done That – but Not Done Yet.” David will talk about WRPS’s mission on the Hanford site, his personal career experiences, and thoughts on preparing to enter today’s job market. WRPS will be conducting interviews of students interested in employment opportunities with WRPS or meetings with students who would like to learn about summer internship opportunities. Details

TTS System Engineer, Target Distribution Center. A proactive, technical leadership role supporting distribution center (DC) production, focusing on maximizing IT systems reliability and operational performance. Oversee the daily operation of the DC’s Data Center and all other TTS supported IT infrastructure and applications at the DC. Manages key vendor partners in the performance of hands-on technical maintenance. Analyze operating methods and procedures to make recommendations for improvements. Oversee and perform troubleshooting and other activities of technology support & maintenance. Overall site responsibility for stability and TTS Service within their DC. Details

Entry-Level Microelectronics / QA Engineer, Maxim Integrated. Proactive involvement in the resolution of customer issues; act as the “Voice of Customer” during discussions that could impact product quality. Sole backup to the Site Quality Engineering Manager; enforce quality requirements while acting for the manager. Take full ownership of calibration, and of measurement systems analysis, for all silicon wafer metrology equipment; drive improvements to capability and performance. Improve and maintain a Quality Management System to meet the expectations of customers. Perform audits of key suppliers, both within the USA and internationally. 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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