Seeing the Future
John Wager eagerly awaited the arrival of his new computer monitor — not just because it was the newest Retina display from Apple — but because some of the technology inside it was developed in his lab over a decade ago. “It’s mind boggling!” Wager said of the recent commercialization of technology that was initially a very small fish in a $100 billion industry. EECS

Innovation Engine Revs Up
Fortunate timing facilitated the partnership of the Open Source Lab (OSL) and the Business Solutions Group (BSG) to create the Center for Applied Systems and Software (CASS). Just a year after the OSL changed affiliation from Information Services to EECS, the BSG was looking to switch from the College of Business to a new home department. The idea for a center that could be an economic engine for Oregon and a training ground for students in electrical engineering and computer science was the brain child of Terri Fiez, director of strategic initiatives for the School of EECS. EECS


Oregon employment tops pre-recession highs, posts biggest one-month jump since at least 1990
The numbers suggest that the rising tide will attract new job-seekers, Beleiciks said. Some previously discouraged job hunters may resume their searches, some may move to Oregon from other states with worse job prospects and some are graduates entering the permanent workforce for the first time. The Oregonian

How Skype Used AI to Build Its Amazing New Language Translator
Very soon now, a select group of Skype beta testers will have a new Microsoft technology that seems borrowed from the world of Star Trek. It’s called the Skype Translator—a Skype add-on that listens to the English words you speak into Microsoft’s internet phone-calling software and translates them into Spanish, or vice versa. Wired

Oregon marine researchers offer $175,000 reward for 'big data' solution to identifying plankton
The marine scientists at Oregon State University need to catalog tens of millions of plankton photos, and they’re willing to pay good money to anyone willing to do the job. The university’s Hatfield Marine Science Center on Monday announced the launch of the National Data Science Bowl, a competition that comes with a $175,000 reward for the best “big data” approach to sorting through the photos. The Oregonian

Tech Hiring Is Poised To Break Records In 2015
There has never been a better time to be in software, and the hiring trends prove it. According to's semi-annual report, tech hiring is at unprecedented levels. As software becomes essential to the operation of all business, tech professionals are seeing their stock rise to record-breaking levels, as's December hiring report reveals.


Show your creativity for Women In Technology!
For the new year we are requesting your help and creative genius to design our official Portland's Women in Technology T-shirt! The winning design will be announced in January. Deadline to enter is end of day Friday, January 12th. Details

CS 312: Linux System Administration
Introduction to Linux System Administration and DevOps methodologies. The goal of this course is to provide the foundation of knowledge with the tools and technologies used in managing today’s highly scalable and agile systems. Topics include:

  • Linux Basics
  • Configuration Management
  • System Monitoring
  • High Availability System Architecture
  • Virtualization and Containerization
  • Distributed Systems and Service Discovery

New Course, Winter 2014: Applied Bioinformatics, BB485/585
Time: MWF 4:00-4:50pm; Location: Nash 204; Professor: David Hendrix
Applied Bioinformatics gives a thorough introduction to the problems and methods of the bioinformatics of nucleic acid sequences and proteins. The goal of this course is to teach you the fundamentals of bioinformatics and enable you to understand and employ software and methods used in answering contemporary questions in bioinformatics. The student will gain a working knowledge of the bioinformatics analysis of contemporary techniques such as sequence alignment, motif finding, databases, phylogenetic tree construction, GO Terms, ChIP-Seq peak identification, transcriptome profiling by RNA-Seq, microRNA discovery using small RNA-Seq, and predicting RNA interactions and structure. Details

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

Engineering for You Video Contest 2
You could win $25,000 for your video highlighting how engineering will create a more sustainable, healthy, secure and/or joyous world by addressing the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. We want you to review NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering, then create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world! Deadline to enter: March 2, 2015. Details

Alternative Spring Break
This is a unique opportunity for students to bond, learn, and serve. Applications are due Wednesday January 7, 2015 by 5pm online or to the Student Leadership & Involvement information desk in Snell 149. Students can learn more about the alternative break program, download the application packet, or apply online at Spring break trips for 2015 include:

  • Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, California, Estimated Trip Cost: $445  (includes 4 dinners and breakfast)
  • Community & Cultural Engagement in Yakima, Washington, Estimated Trip Cost: $145  (includes 4 dinners)
  • Environmental  Restoration & Conservation: Ashland, Oregon, Estimated Trip Cost: $ 220 (includes 4 dinners)

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

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

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


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


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

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 22 to August 21, 2015; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2015. Details

2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program
Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at conducting cutting edge social and behavioral research into understanding and reducing health disparities and in diversifying minority health researchers. Summer 2015 programs include Applied Mathematics, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Minority Health Disparities, Nanohybrid Functional Materials, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments, Virology. Priority review begins Monday, February 2 and all applications must be completed by Monday, March 2. Details


5 Things Hiring Managers Want From Job Seekers
First and foremost, remember that for all the talk of nameless, faceless hiring processes, behind the veil are real human beings who are besieged by far too many things to do in a day, with limited resources to get them done. They see scores of cover letters daily, each boasting how great their authors are for the job. But rarely do these letters actually build the case and lead them to make that conclusion for themselves. US News & World Report


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

Internal Audit IT Internship, Cambia. The Student IT Internal Audit Intern will assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of audits of corporate systems and processes, company operations, and compliance, as well as special projects as requested. We are seeking candidates who are available to work 30-40 hours per week beginning in February 2015. Details

Basefit Software Developer/Entrepreneurship Internship, Cambia. Cambia Health Solutions has partnered with military health experts to understand and address key factors that will improve and sustain military readiness. These partnerships along with Cambia’s expertise in health and wellness inspired the creation of the Basefit initiative. This software development engineer will be a member of Cambia’s Innovation Force, a small focused team that analyzes and posits elegant solutions to complex problems in the healthcare industry. Responsibilities include rapid prototyping of multiple solutions to a specific problem and iterative refinement of solutions with consumer response. The position requires frequent interaction and effective communication within a diverse multi-disciplinary team. Details

Summer Internships at M/A-COM Technology Solutions. MACOM will begin recruiting for summer internships in January. I would like to look for summer interns from Oregon State and I am hoping you might have some Analog / Mixed Signal students that would be interested in a summer internship at MACOM. Details

Control Systems Software Engineer, The Brentwood Group. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: Working with Software Team, become primary Software resource for a Product line. Interfacing with Customer and Support personnel, resolve any field software issues. Insure code changes for new shipment are implemented and tested. Details

Harmonic Inc. is Hiring. My team is currently looking for 1 senior level software engineer and 1-2 junior level software engineers and I was hoping to get some OSU candidates in the mix. They can apply at the link below, or send resumes to me and I’ll pass them along to the hiring manager. Details

QA Engineer, Business Solutions Group. To achieve BSG's service and training goals, this position organizes, manages and runs product tests for technology vendors and oversees student efforts in performing such. This person has primary responsibility for conducting and reporting the results of product tests back to the technology vendor projects to which they are assigned. This responsibility shall include all aspects of testing including installation, configuration, compatibility testing, interoperability testing, updates, daily/weekly reports to vendors, and communication to vendors whose products may be impacted by new systems being tested. Often the work is on products that do not yet exist in the commercial market. Details


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