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December 8, 2014

IN THE NEWS

New Semiconductors Could Change Consumer Electronics
Materials first developed at Oregon State University more than a decade ago with an eye toward making “transparent” transistors may be about to shake up the field of consumer electronics – and the first uses are not even based on the transparent capability of the materials. “Amorphous oxide semiconductors appear well-positioned to significantly impact a $100 billion industry,” says John Wager, holder of the Michael and Judith Gaulke Chair in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Phys.orgControlled Environments, OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Seattle tech hiring expected grow in first half of 2015
Tech professional hiring agency Robert Half's study indicates that 23 percent of Seattle-area CIOs surveyed recently plan to expand their information technology teams in the first half of 2015. Puget Sound Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Design a web site this Winter!
CRN 38397, 4 credits. Meets Tues & Thurs 2:00pm to 3:50pm in GRAF 306. Contact the Instructor
CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring will teach you the basics of web site development:

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

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.

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

Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Farshad Farahbakhshian. Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Patrick Chiang; GCR: Michelle Dolgos. "Dynamic Biasing for Switched Capacitor Circuits." Details

Wednesday, December 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Seyed Soroush Ghorashi. Major Advisor: Carlos Jensen; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Christopher Scaffidi, Ronald Metoyer; GCR: John Simonsen. "Supporting Real-Time Collaborative Coding with Live Coding." Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

16 Tips—What Not To Do In An Interview
In case you forgot, or maybe missed a few, here’s a quick reminder. It's important because knowing what not to do in an interview is just as important as knowing what you should do. LinkedIn

10 Ways To Ace an Interview Over The Phone
A phone interview is similar to an on-site interview, the difference is that the way you speak will be scrutinized now in depth by the interviewer. So. How can you leave a positive impression on the interviewer just by talking over the phone, here are some tips you should consider practicing. 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

Research assistant position for CS undergrad student to develop an android app and work on machine to machine communications for an indoor localization system, with an outstanding team of graduate students that are working closely with high-tech companies. CS Undergraduate, experience in C, C++, java and android app development is required. Efficient in Visual Studio 2013. Experience in developing vcxproj and .NET solution is desirable. Experience in python, Ubuntu, MQTT, and matlab is desirable but not required. Details

TekBots Material Management (student), OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Store workers are an important part of the TekBots lab to ensure students have complete kits for their ECE labs and to provide support to students throughout the term. The TekBot store worker has duties that include, but are not limited to, interacting with customers, keeping an updated inventory, and assembling lab kits. In this position, there are opportunities to explore new ideas on projects and to gain responsibilities within the TekBots lab. Details

Report Testing/Quality Assurance (student), OSU Information Services. Test the Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE) reports to ensure they meet department standards and data requirements. Validation of data in reports; research and document all discrepancies. Provide timely applicable feedback to the report developer. Document in writing all report test results. Develop report testing plan(s) as needed. Details

Information Systems Analyst, Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning, Oregon State University. The employee in this position performs a variety of technical and functional tasks in support of the Business Intelligence Center (BIC), and online business systems developed and maintained for Oregon State University. Aspects of this position include providing budget and planning analytics and metrics, understanding and ability to explain web-based reporting systems, and troubleshooting for these systems. 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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