CoE Scholarships Available to Current Undergraduates
Current OSU engineering students are encouraged to complete the online College of Engineering Scholarship Application, which is available annually, from November 15 until February 15, at (Note: You MUST complete the application during this time frame. The college does not accept applications at any other time.) Your application will be reviewed by both the College and your specific program to see if you are eligible for scholarship funds within the College for the following academic year.


Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI beneficial
We are delighted to report that technology inventor Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and SpaceX, has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity. "It's wonderful, because this will provide the impetus to jump-start research on AI safety", said AAAI president [and EECS professor] Tom Dietterich. "This addresses several fundamental questions in AI research that deserve much more funding than even this donation will provide." Future of Life Institute

Elon Musk donates millions to keep artificial intelligence in check
From “2001: A Space Odyssey” to the “Terminator” movies, Hollywood has warned about brainiac robots running amok and turning on us, their human creators. Now the genius behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX is giving a $10 million shot in the arm to a 
local nonprofit dedicated to ensuring robotic weapons and cars don’t get too smart for their own circuits. The key, said Tom Dietterich, president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and an Oregon State University professor, is ensuring the software behaves the way we want it to. Boston Herald

Wave energy integration costs should compare favorably to other energy sources
A new analysis suggests that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power. "Whenever any new form of energy is added, a challenge is to integrate it into the system along with the other sources," said Ted Brekken, an associate professor and renewable energy expert in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University. EurekAlert

The strengths of wave power
Scientists say that wave energy systems developed in America’s Pacific Northwest should be more dependable and better able to be integrated into the energy grid than other forms of alternative energy, including wind power. Ted Brekken, an associate professor and renewable energy expert in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, said: “By taking advantage of the comparative consistency of the wave resource itself, it appears that wave energy integration should be easier than that of wind energy.” Maritime Journal

Oregon's Internet of Things (and bees)
The Internet of Things refers to everyday objects connected to the Internet that are constantly reporting back to base. Karti Mayaram, Professor and Associate School Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University, showed an image of a bumble bee, which OSU researchers have equipped with tiny radio frequency sensors. They track the movement of bees as they search for pollen, nectar and nesting sites. Sensors are so cheap and light now that they can be literally sprinkled in a forest to track changes in fauna and flora, rather than sending a researcher out to camp in his hard-shell truck. Portland Tribune

Researchers teach security master class at Oregon State
Over the next 10 weeks, analysts at McAfee Labs will teach a master class on cyber security at Oregon State University, which will cover everything from malware research, to mobile threats, incident response, and other topics. The class, called “Defending against the Dark Arts,” will be offered to students as a collaborative effort between McAee Intel Security and OSU. SC Magazine

OSU LAN Party brings gaming community together
This happened over the weekend on the Oregon State University campus: Four people formed a team and loaded themselves up with advanced weaponry – everything from guns to jet packs – with a singular goal in mind: Hunt down and kill a hulking fire-breathing alien monster. Kenny Wallace, a senior studying computer science at OSU, said the club and its events are intended to give gamers a social opportunity. Corvallis Gazette-Times

OSU aeronautics club soars to new heights
Beginning last year, the club members entered the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association’s Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. They won the basic category by launching a 10-pound payload to 10,000 feet. This year, they have entered the advanced category, where the goal is 25,000 feet. In addition to mechanical engineering, students in the club also are studying electrical, computer and industrial engineering. Corvallis Gazette-Times


Engineering Majors Top Employer Salary Projections for Class of 2015
Engineering majors are projected to be the top-paid bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2015, according to NACE’s January 2015 Salary Survey report. The projected overall average starting salary for these graduates is $62,998. Following closely behind the engineering graduates in terms of projected starting salaries are those earning bachelor’s degrees in the computer sciences fields; these grads are projected to earn an average starting salary of $61,287. National Association of Colleges and Employers

OSU online bachelor’s programs ranked fifth nationally by U.S. News
Oregon State University has bolstered its reputation as one of America’s best providers of online education, with its online bachelor’s degree programs today being ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. OSU’s Ecampus online education program scored 95 points out of 100 in the rankings, which include nearly 300 higher education institutions. OSU news release

Tektronix closes Santa Rosa office
Tektronix has closed an office in Northern California that opened in 2011. The company leased 10,000 square feet in Santa Rosa for radio frequency engineers and researchers. Tek, which has its headquarters in Washington County, said it planned to hire 15 initially at the facility. The Oregonian

Cool Spaces: Peek inside Smarsh's sleek new 3-story office (Video)
Growing tech firm Smarsh, which archives email and other communications, recently moved into a new 47,000-square-foot space in downtown Portland to accommodate its 125 employees and plan for future growth. Portland Business Journal


DevOps Bootcamp
Mondays at 7 pm in KEC 1005
Interested in learning more about systems administration, software development and Linux? Join DevOps Bootcamp! Hosted by the OSU Open Source Lab, we aim to teach the basics of DevOps from the ground up, with no assumed experience or knowledge. Everybody is welcome! DevOps Bootcamp is a free and fun way to develop real-world technical skills. Subscribe to our mailing list at for weekly updates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteers Needed for OSU FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competitions
The OSU Robotics Club is hosting two FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competitions on Saturday and Sunday, February 7th and 8th. We need your help to make this competition a success! There will be over 20 teams competing each day - we need judges, referees, inspectors, time keepers, and more. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch, and snacks on the day of the competition. To learn about the different volunteer positions, and sign up, please visit or email Tim Lykins ( with questions.

IEEE Store Seeking Volunteers!
Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Details

Winter Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students welcome. 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

Engineering for You Video Contest 2 - $25,000 Grand Prize
Throughout history, engineering has advanced civilization from the way we connect with each other, to the way we heal, to how we get around, and simply have fun. But society still faces major obstacles. The National Academy of Engineering has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. We want you to review the 14 Grand Challenges, and 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! The Grand Prize of $25,000 will go to the most inspiring 1-2 minute video. We hope that you will participate in the contest and also encourage those in your communities to enter as well! The E4U2 Video Contest is open for video submissions from January 5, 2015 to March 2, 2015. Visit to learn more!

Electrical Engineering Student Project from Logitech
MindSumo has partnered with Logitech to create a project that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and possibly be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to

UO Master's Internship Program for EECS students

  • What it is: A master's program that combines concentrated lab and lecture with a nine-month paid internship in industry. 
  • Areas of concentration: Optical Materials & Devices; Photovoltaic & Semiconductor Device Processing; Polymer Science; Bioinformatics & Genomics. Degrees are awarded in chemistry, applied physics and biology. 
  • Why it's special: You can earn a master's degree and a paycheck. Historically, 98% of our students successfully complete internships; 90% of those receive regular job offers from host companies. Internship pay in recent years has ranged from $2500 to $5400 per month. This program allows you to graduate with experience in your chosen field.
  • Application Deadline: February 15th
  • Website:

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

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


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

Google SVA Scholarship
As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2015-2016 school year and will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2015. Applicants must be a current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve) as proven by a DD-214 and transcript, or a student on Active Duty as proven by submission of Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer indicating that you are currently in good standing with your unit and transcript; and have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service. Application deadline: January 27. 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

Bechtel Corporation Scholarship
Applicant must be a woman, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be an SWE member. Applicant must be in an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Eligibility: College sophomore, College junior, College senior. Application deadline: February 1. Details

Lydia I. Pickup Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a woman, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and attend an ABET-accredited engineering program, engineering at SWE-approved colleges and universities, or computer science in a CSAB-accredited program or at an ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institution. Award is for education to advance applicant's career in engineering or computer science. Eligibility: Master's-level study. Application deadline: February 1. Details

Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship
The Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship for eligible U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed an undergraduate major in a STEM area (science technology, engineering and mathematics) in the United States. Applicants who meet the criteria and are selected for this scholarship will receive a scholarship ranging from $23,000 (62% of tuition) to approximately $37,000 (100% of tuition). For more information about the requirements for this scholarship visit: Applicants for admission interested in consideration for the Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship must complete their application process by February 15.

Human Rights and Economic Justice Fellowship Program
The Forgotten International is presently seeking applicants for volunteer placements abroad through our Human Rights and Economic Justice Fellowship Program. In doing so, we look to place caring individuals in the field to do the work of poverty alleviation around the world with our partner organizations. This year we are pleased to offer Fellowship opportunities in Cambodia, India, Kenya, Nepal and Peru. Applications are due by March 1, 2015. Details


Thursday, February 12, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, $15 students, $20 non-students
OSU hosts a conference featuring a series of short talks on the theme of disruption. Details


Thursday, Jan 22, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Analysis of Social Effects to Human Behavior Modeling in Health Social Network" presented by Hai Phan, Research Associate, University of Oregon. NOTE: This is NOT part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Graduate Colloquium: PhD Student Speaker Series

  • Monday, January 26, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1003
    ECE PhD students: Li Hao, Anh The Pham, Sherif Abdelwahab. Join the speakers for refreshments after the talks!
  • Monday February 2, 4-5PM in KEC 1003
    CS PhD students: Sheng Chen, Jesse Hostetler, Michael Hilton. Join the speakers for refreshments after the talks!

Monday, February 9, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003. "Variational Typing and Its Applications" presented by Sheng Chen, PhD Candidate, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details


Wireless Sensor System for Wildlife Monitoring, OSU
In 2016, a remote field station equipped with several cameras and sensors will collect and store data locally for a period of time. Video recordings with timestamps, data storage statistics, power reserve statistics, errors codes, etc. should be transmitted to the base station for easier access and processing. The field transceiver system will sample and modulate the recorded information, amplify, then transmit from an antenna wirelessly to the receiving system. The REU will help the graduate student, Williams, explore transceiver power consumption as it relates to the wildlife monitoring station. Details

SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at USC
Application Requirements: Sophomore or Junior-year undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens; Interest in conducting research and pursuing a PhD program; Strong academic background (GPA of 3.5 or higher is recommended) in the fields of engineering, math, or hard science. Application deadline: February 2. 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

Robots in the Real World
The Robotics program at Oregon State University is offering exciting summer research opportunities for undergraduates in a variety of areas of robotics that deal with the real world; from remote marine sensing, to building and controlling legged robots, to picking up and manipulating objects, to how we can incorporate robots into our daily lives. Exciting research is, however, only part of the story. We want students to leave our program excited about continuing to do research in robotics, and to give them the tools to successfully transition to graduate-level research, and to continue research at their home institutions. In particular, we provide a novel opportunity for students to design follow-on robotics research at their home institution, and to return to Oregon State during the academic year in order to use the robotics facilities here to conduct that research. Application deadline: February 27. 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


Qualifications Will Get You an Interview, But They Won’t Get You Hired
Anyone who has ever gone through job search will likely be able to tell you about at least one interview they aced, only to find that the company “went in another direction” when it came time to select their new employee. If you clearly understand the various phases of the interview process and their corresponding focus, you can close the deal successfully. Undercover Recruiter

8 ways to please the robot masters that are reading your resume
A robot may remove your resume from contention for a job even before a human ever reads what you have to offer. Here are eight tricks to keep that from happening. Portland Business Journal


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

2015-16 TOUR Ambassador applications now open
Ideal Candidates: have a wide range of OSU experiences; enjoy working with people; have public speaking skills; are outgoing; are self-motivated. Benefits of Being a TOUR Ambassador: excellent work experience in a professional setting; positively impact future OSU students and families; work within a dynamic team environment; competitive pay; resume-building experience. Students can find the full position description and application at or by clicking the ‘Become an OSU Tour Guide’ link on the navigation bar. Applications must be received by February 7, 2015.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, OSU Design Engineering Lab. The Design Engineering Lab is looking for an undergraduate student with programming skills to assist in design research. Students with full-stack web development experience, especially with Python, SQL, and Javascript are encouraged to apply. The Design Engineering Lab, led by Professor Rob Stone, explores the intersection of engineering, computer science, and design theory. We research and develop tools relating to the early stages of engineering design. Details

Part‐time process engineering intern, HP. This part time position (5 to 10 hours per week) involves collecting and analyzing manufacturing performance data as part of our quality system in the Corvallis wafer fab. Data needs to be collected from multiple databases, collated, and analyzed. Part of the objectives will include creating scripts to automate the collection and presentation of the data. Details

Summer 2015 internships, Blizzard Entertainment. The internship program gives students the opportunity to work directly with development teams and business operations departments to gain hands-on experience. Applicants must be studying at a university or college in the United States, and will be returning to school in the fall after the internship. Areas include engineering/programming, IT, art, communications, game design & writing, web development/UX, quality assurance, eSports, TeSPA. Application deadline: January 31. Details

Student Engineer Program – Summer 2015 Internships, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The goal of the SEP is to provide college engineering students an experiential job training opportunity, including career mentoring, theoretical and technical instruction, and complete project-related, infrastructure work tasks. Student Engineers will be paired with LADWP engineers and work in technical teams within the Water, Power and Joint systems of the organization. Application deadline: February 13. Details

The Sensing Systems Lab in Intel Labs is investigating new mechanisms for environmental and bio sensing and seeks a motivated intern to research circuit architectures for low power sensing platforms. The research will focus on low-power data converter and amplifier design using Intel’s 14nm technology.  This role will include: analyzing and high-level modeling of circuit architectures to optimize for low-power operation; transistor-level design of analog mixed-signal circuits; simulating, circuit performance and iterating on design to meet specifications; reporting results to internal circuit design community. Details

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists, University of Illinois Advanced Digital Sciences Center. Based in Singapore's science and engineering research complex in Fusionopolis, ADSC is led by outstanding faculty from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with core funding provided by Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). If you have a track record of demonstrated excellence in research, we invite you to apply for ADSC's full-time positions in Singapore. You will conduct research in collaboration with Illinois faculty and your ADSC colleagues. You will have the opportunity to spend time on the Illinois campus to foster direct interaction with your Illinois colleagues. While you build an excellent research record, you will also develop your leadership skills by working to define and guide projects and by supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Details

Control systems summer internship, NASA Goddard. The role would be to help design an instrument pointing platform for the international space station. The intern would work along side a lead engineer in the Earth Systematic Mission Program office. For this position, we are only interested in top notch (Stellar) candidates who meet the following criteria: pursuing BS in engineering with 3rd yr status (junior) and above; has taken (or will have taken) classes in control theory and interested in guidance, nav & control systems for aerospace; good grades; outgoing personality is a plus. Details

Cybersecurity internship, Illinois Science of Security. Selected applicants will spend eight weeks at the Information Trust Institute (ITI) pursuing a research program of their own design, under the mentorship of ITI faculty and/or staff. The objective will be to advance research, which will be presented in a poster session at the 2016 HotSoS Science of Security Symposium. In addition to the research, the summer internship program will include visits to companies to learn about the issues and practice of cyber-security in the real world. Application deadline: February 1. Details

Software QA Engineer, 3D Systems. The Software QA Engineer will primarily work with the software and hardware development team in testing application and embedded software. The candidate will be responsible for software Testing (QA), developing and executing Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Procedures and Test Scripts for various types of testing such as Functional, GUI, Integration, Regression, Data Validation, User Interface, and overall system integration. He or she will be also required to manage Defect Reporting and Software Releases. Details

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA ) is hiring 65-70 entry level engineers and business majors. Employment start date is in the summer of 2015. We currently have around 250 individuals successfully working in the program. MDA will announce these 65 -70 positions for a 10 day period on in February of 2015. The positions are part of an intensive career development program which is 3 years in duration, fully paid, civil service, with benefits and the opportunity for rapid promotion. Bachelor, Master and PhD students graduating before the end of May 15 are eligible. Details

Technology and Tools Manager, Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), Oregon State University. The Technology and Tools Manager coordinates and leads the development and maintenance of web applications using primarily Drupal and provides system administration for PACE's technical infrastructure. This position assists the development team in the design and development of support and production infrastructure for online course development and collaborates with other team members who develop e-learning and web-related projects. The Technology and Tools Manager advises the PACE director on establishing quality standards for multimedia and programming projects, provides project management for program development, and provides recommendations for resource and infrastructure management. Details

Analyst Programmer positions, competency level 2, OSU Libraries and Press. The analyst programmer advances the Libraries' strategic plan by working on the OSU Libraries' and Press' web programming initiatives. In addition, the analyst programmer enhances, manages, assesses and administers existing initiatives such as the open-source, community driven, Hydra/Fedora Commons Digital Asset Management System and the DSpace institutional repository, library created tools such as our room reservation system, various library Drupal modules, and mobile projects. 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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