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November 24, 2014

NOTICE

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Did you receive a cell phone power bank like this as a giveaway from EECS? There's been a recall on some of them. Please take a look at this site to see if yours is one that has been recalled, and if so, get a replacement from the vendor or bring it in to the EECS office (Kelley 1148) and we will gladly replace it for you!

ACM programming contest team

KUDOS

Computer science students Thomas Albertine, Godfrey Yeung, Tim Rice, Morgan Shirley, Jeff Wentz, Kevin Sliker, Kathryn Maule, Brandon Burgess, Claudia Mini, and Sneha Krishna competed in the Pacific NW Regional ACM Programming Contest. This was the first time Oregon State University has sent a team in 15 years.

IN THE NEWS

Cruel sea, scarce cash hinder quests to harness ocean's might
Ted Brekken, an associate professor of energy systems at Oregon State University, notes that engineering isn't the most difficult part of marine hydrokinetic development. Money and patience are more important, he said. Greenwire

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

The College Degrees With The Highest Starting Salaries in 2015
College graduates in the class of 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering can expect an average starting salary of $57,000. Computer engineering graduates are close behind, with average salaries of $56,600. Next come mechanical engineering graduates with starting salaries of $56,000. After the top two engineering degrees, employers are paying the most for grads with degrees in software design and computer programming. Forbes

Survey: Corvallis 3rd most educated city in U.S.
A survey by the business website 24/7 Wall St., lists Corvallis as the third most educated city in the United States. Some 52 percent of the residents of the city home to Oregon State University have a bachelor's degree or higher, the site reported. KGW

OPPORTUNITIES

IEEE DIY Project
At IEEE, we want to promote the great projects engineers from our community are making themselves. That's what the IEEE DIY Project is all about. Submit your own engineering project (whether it's a robotic arm you built or a piece of computer software) for a chance to win $500. Details

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

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

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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Monday, December 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Todd Kulesza. Major Advisor: Margaret Burnett; Committee: Weng-Keen Wong, Carlos Jensen, Alex Groce; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Personalizing Machine Learning Systems with Explanatory Debugging." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, November 24, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, KEC 1003. "Adaptive and Polymorphic Computer Architectures" presented by Michel Kinsy, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information, University of Oregon. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

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

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

5 ways your thank you note could cost you the job
Let’s be honest: When it comes to applying for jobs, the “it can’t hurt” benchmark is often the deciding factor over whether or not to do something. Sending a cover letter? It can’t hurt. Finding your interviewer on LinkedIn? It can’t hurt. Sending a thank you note? It can’t hurt. Or can it? USA TODAY

7 habits that will kill your next job interview
When you're aiming to nail the big job interview, how you speak is as important as how you look. You've got the impressive résumé, solid references, and a professional outfit. But careless language could jeopardize your chance of landing that plum job. Portland Business Journal

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

3 Year Instructor in Computer Science (pending funding), Shiley School of Engineering, University of Portland. The University of Portland invites applications for a renewable, full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month teaching position. The selected candidate will teach the equivalent of 24 semester-hours per year and advise undergraduate computer science students. Primary responsibility will be the teaching of first- and second-year computing courses/laboratories such as introductory programming (Java, MatLab), object-oriented design, and data structures. There may also be opportunities to teach courses such as graphics, operating systems, and introduction to engineering, or to develop upper-division courses in security, parallel programming, or other topics based on the candidate’s expertise. 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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