KUDOS

Professor John Conley has been named an IEEE Fellow for his “contributions to semiconductor process technology to improve radiation hardening of MOS devices.” IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership.

IN THE NEWS

Calling for a Cyber-Secure State
“Cybersecurity isn’t just an issue for computer scientists anymore. It affects all of us, no matter what industry we’re working in,” says David Childers, an entrepreneur with decades of leadership experience in Oregon’s technology industry. He is one of many concerned business leaders advocating for the creation of the Oregon Cyber Center of Excellence (OCOE) to prepare a cyber-savvy workforce for unfilled jobs and support over 200 companies across the state through research and training. “We are a high-tech state, and, per capita, one of the top high-tech states in the nation,” says Terri Fiez, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University. “In order to support industry, we need to have strong universities to help build our local expertise.” Oregon Business

Columbia Power StingRAY set for open-water demonstration
We are pleased to announce our newest project - the open-water demonstration of a utility-scale StingRAY at the US Navy's Wave Energy Test Site (WETS). The StingRAY wave power technology is our intended go-to-market product, satisfying our customers' needs for an affordable, acceptable and reliable commercial system. It is the culmination of an intensive product development effort that includes over 10,000 hours of in-water, scaled prototype testing. The grid-connected StingRAY deployment at WETS, which is located off Oahu, Hawaii, will commence in 2016 and last for a minimum of 12 months. (The company's initial design and technology was developed at OSU.) NNMREC

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Triquint, RF Micro Devices set their wedding date
The $1.6 billion all stock deal to combine Hillsboro-based TriQuint Semiconductor and North Carolina-based RF Micro Devices is set to be completed by the end of the year. On Dec. 31, the two companies will cease. In their place will arrive Qorvo Inc, a new $2 billion company. Portland Business Journal

After doubling in size, open source developer finds new downtown Portland home
With a rapidly growing staff, website and app development firm Metal Toad Media has moved into a much bigger office in downtown Portland. The company specializes in development using open source tools such as Wordpress, Drupal or Django. Clients, which range from small businesses to large enterprises, come to Metal Toad for consulting, development or managed services. Portland Business Journal

A Case for Corvallis, Oregon
I’m at an ag school (Oregon State University) a dozen miles off the interstate. There are no museums or monuments of note to see and no historic hotels to settle into. Despite its location where Marys River meets the Willamette, the town of 50,000 has never quite lived up to its name (Latin for “heart of the valley”). Eugene, home to rival Oregon University just south, has the flash (and the better football team), while Salem–40 miles north–houses the state government. When Corvallis got picked to be territorial capital in 1855, it lasted just 15 days. National Geographic

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!

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

Thursday, December 4, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Fawaz Alazemi. Major Advisor: Bella Bose; Committee: Bechir Hamdaoui, Ben Lee, Thinh Nguyen; GCR: Susan Tilton. "On Edge Disjoint Hamiltonian Cycles in Torus and Gaussian Networks." Details

Monday, December 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1005. MS Final Examination – Jerry Leung. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Gabor Temes, Huaping Liu; GCR: Thomas Schmidt. "Data-Driven Optimizations in SAR ADC." Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

SAE International Scholarships Program
SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer. Application deadline: January 15. 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

Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must be a currently enrolled full- time undergraduate student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. The applicant must be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following curricula: Engineering/ Engineering Technology; Computer Science/MIS; Pre-law; Political Science; Telecommunications/Information Technology. Application deadline: January 26. Details

Microsoft Scholarship
Microsoft awards college tuition scholarships each year to encourage students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. Chosen recipients will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence and leadership while working to make a difference in the software industry. In addition to STEM tuition scholarships, Microsoft enables students to participate in technical conferences like Grace Hopper, SHPE, NSBE, and others. A conference scholarship grant covers the cost of conference registration and a lump sum amount towards travel, hotel and other related expenses. Application deadline: January 30. Details

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Scholarships
To help support promising future aerospace professionals, the AIAA Foundation annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or engineering programs related to aerospace. The AIAA Foundation's undergraduate scholarship program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until they graduate. Application deadline: January 31. 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

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates
The program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. This summer a total of approximately 70 students are hosted for a 10 week program, spread across the 14 NNIN facilities. Each student will work on an independent research project within their area of interest, using the advanced resources of our laboratories. Because of the breadth of expertise across these sites, we are able to offer exciting nanotechnology research projects across the spectrum of nanotechnology fields: Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, and Biomedical Engineering. Application deadline: February 11. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

12 ways to stand out at work
Doing a good job isn't enough to succeed at work. You've got to be visible to make a real impact. Here are a dozen ways to raise your profile in your workplace. 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

Quality Control Engineer, Traffic Technology Solutions. Responsibilities: Developing and maintaining tests for each of our products. Communicating the results with myself and/or the other developer. Ideally, the majority of these tests can be partially to in some cases fully automated, so that tests can be re-run in future builds to make sure that features that used to work continue to do so. Experience: Should be proficient as a programmer (ideally with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, but not necessarily if they can show proficiency through past experience). Experience in C# and Java are preferred. Details

Software Developer I, Traffic Technology Solutions. Responsibilities: Developing and maintaining a variety of software products. Communicating with myself and/or the QC engineer to improve the stability and correctness of their work. Experience: Proficiency as a programmer (at least a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, preferred to also have either 1-2 years of working as a developer, or a master's degree in Computer Science. Should be experienced in C# and Java. Prefer a candidate with at least some experience in mobile app development, and also web service technologies. 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:

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