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EECS Weekly News: January 27, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 http://oregonstate.edu/scholarships/app/. (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.

IN THE NEWS

Solar Vehicle Team competes in 4-day, 1,200 km race across United Arab Emirates
It was the same sun that powered the Phoenix at Oregon State University, but OSU Solar Vehicle Team was a world away when they put their race car to the test in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Phoenix ended up as one of just 15 cars to make it through the 45-lap qualifier at Yas Marina Circuit and placed 12th overall. “Solar cars in themselves aren’t entirely practical, but what we learn about in solar car racing is applicable across many fields,” said Ryan Warrick, a computer science freshman. “It’s really about training better engineers that will benefit not only the solar industry, but engineering across the world.” The Daily Barometer

Wave Power Could Supply Half the U.S. With Cheap Electricity—Here’s Why It Doesn't
A new study has found what scientist already thought. Wave energy production, once the infrastructure is in place, would be a reliable, steady, and dependable source of electricity—even cheaper than wind power, said Ted Brekken, a renewable energy expert at Oregon State University and coauthor of the study. Yahoo!

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Computer Science Projects Top Starting Salary for Master’s Degree Grads
Computer science majors have the highest average starting salary projection among master’s degree graduates from the college Class of 2015, according to NACE’s January 2015 Salary Survey. The survey found that starting salaries for Class of 2015 master’s degree graduates in computer science average $71,140. The salaries of engineering and business majors follow just behind. The average starting salary for Class of 2015 graduates earning master’s degrees in engineering is projected to be $69,698. National Association of Colleges and Employers

How Portland's new tech recruiting effort entices programmers to move here (Video)
The roughly five-minute video was commissioned by a group of Portland's technology companies as well as the Portland Development Commission, the Technology Association of Oregon and Business Oregon. It aims to, simply, highlight life in the Silicon Forest. "There is not enough high quality tech talent in Portland, or in the country as a whole," said Jared Wiener, software industry liaison at the PDC. "Instead of having companies poaching talent from one another, lets bring more people into Portland that are needed to grow the industry." Portland Business Journal

Microsoft's newest innovation, Surface Hub, emerged from its little-known Wilsonville office
The Northwest's largest technology company debuted SurfaceHub, which puts tablet-style touchscreens on a large-format TV. In 55-inch and 84-inch versions, Surface Hub designed to replace video projectors and whiteboards in conference rooms with interactive capabilities and videoconferencing enabled by Microsoft's Skype division. The underlying technology comes from a company called Perceptive Pixel, which Microsoft acquired in 2012. Though based in New York, Perceptive Pixel's engineering office was in Wilsonville. The Oregonian

Want more Portland startup events? Here comes Startup Week
Portland startups are getting their own celebration next week with the first of what organizers hope to be an annual event. Portland Startup Week, which runs between Feb. 2 and Feb. 6, will include such events as hackathons and open houses under an umbrella program created by Seattle nonprofit Up Global. The event is set to feature panel discussions at eBay's new community space, a hackathon at CrowdCompass' new office and a Built Oregon panel discussing entrepreneurship around the state. Portland Business Journal

Tektronix posts strongest growth since 2011
Tektronix enjoyed its second-straight quarter of core revenue growth, according to financial results issued Tuesday morning, building a winning streak after years of decline. Tektronix makes oscilloscopes and other test-and-measurement equipment that engineers use to evaluate the performance of electronic devices. Based in Washington County, Tek spawned dozens of offshoots and is godfather to Oregon's tech industry. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training in Aging Sciences, IGERT
The Integrated Graduate Education Research and Training in Aging Sciences program will accept students next academic year for a one-year traineeship (instead of the usual 2 years.) Applicants for this NSF-funded traineeship must be students who have been accepted into an OSU doctoral program, must be US citizens, and must be willing to include a minor in Aging Sciences on their doctoral program of study. Details

Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
Friday, February 6 — Sunday, February 8, Portland, OR
Hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent at our new office location downtown, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most amazing app you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile. This is our second annual LOL hackathon, and we’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We have a 50% discount code for students. Code is “RIPCITY”. The proceeds help to offset our costs (we are sponsor-free) and ensure it’s a sustainable event. UO students are attending — would be great to see OSU represented!! Details

Communicating Science 2015 Workshop
Applications are now open for the Communicating Science 2015 workshop, to be held in Cambridge, MA on June 18-20, 2015. Graduate students and postdocs at US institutions in all fields of science and engineering are encouraged to apply. Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, and the general public. There will be panel discussions on the following topics: Communicating with Non-Scientific Audiences; Science Communication in Popular Culture; Communicating as a Science Advocate; Multimedia Communication for Scientists; Addressing Diversity through Communication. Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance of the workshop is free and travel support will be provided to accepted applicants. Application deadline: March 1. Details

US Energy Policy
PS 473/573 (4 credits), SPRING 2015, Monday and Wednesday 2:00 to 3:50 PM
How does the United States govern the production and use of different energy sources? In what ways are biofuels, nuclear power, wind and solar being supported as alternatives to oil, coal and natural gas? How is the electric power grid governed and regulated? This course looks at the way in which government policy impacts the development of the energy sector, while examining the environmental, financial, national security and energy security implications of different policy approaches. In addition, the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) is looking at the idea of micro-grids in their service territory, as part of an effort to think about resiliency, risk, and protection of critical infrastructure. They have an idea for a study, which I think would offer up a good group project for a multidisciplinary collection of policy, engineering, natural resource management, business and other students taking the class. Details

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 http://lists.osuosl.org/mailman/listinfo/devops-bootcamp 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 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/103dyUtQPWN1-QOJpdwkOV8MwKXtgFU7TRkSAyttBotQ/viewform or email Tim Lykins (lykinst@onid.oregonstate.edu) 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 www.e4uvideocontest.org 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 aaron@mindsumo.com.

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: http://internship.uoregon.edu/

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

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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: http://willamette.edu/mba/full-time/financial_aid/scholarships/stem-scholarship.html. Applicants for admission interested in consideration for the Willamette MBA STEM Scholarship must complete their application process by February 15.

2015 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships are for high school, pre-university, secondary school, undergraduate and graduate students. Postdoctoral students (students who have completed their PhD) are not eligible to apply. The scholarship awards are in varying amounts ranging from $2,000 to $11,000. The Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship generally supports tuition, books, research activities, and other education-related expenses. If awarded the Optics and Photonics Scholarship, funds should be used for the 2015-2016 academic year (Aug 2015-Jul 2016). Application deadline: February 15. Details

Honeywell International Inc. Scholarships
Applicants must be female U.S. citizens. They must be rising undergraduate freshmen and must plan to major in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering or materials science and engineering. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Deadline: Feb 17, 2015. Details

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom—and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It provides up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program. Deadline: February 27, 2015. Details

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

Reed Tech Scholarship Opportunity
Reed Tech, a Lexis Nexis company, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to all STEM students enrolled in universities for the 2015/2016 school year. Applicants must write an essay about a significant innovation that has materially changed both work and leisure lives, the benefits it has provided, and how you would improve it. Deadline: May 30, 2015. Details

Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program
The Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship in an essay contest for all students studying, or planning to study, a STEM major. The essay topic is “How innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry.” Deadline: May 30, 2015. Details

EVENTS

Next Generation Semiconductors at OSU
At the Jan. 29 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, John Wager, College of Engineering, will discuss applications for new semiconductors developed at OSU. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

Triangle Information Sessions
Want to be successful in your future engineering career? Come learn how membership in Triangle can help provide you the skillset to becoming an accomplished engineer! We have the following informational opportunities going on this week:

  • Triangle Information Session
    Thursday, January 29th
    Kearney Hall, Room 112, 4 PM to 5 PM
  • Triangle Information Session
    Friday, January 30th
    Kearney Hall, Room 212, 4 PM to 5 PM

With over 16,000 living alumni nationwide, Triangle can provide a network of STEM professionals beyond measure! Have questions? Wish to know more about membership in Triangle? Attend 1 of our information sessions (info above) ... or contact Brandon Montalvo: Brandon@triangle.org | (408) 375-5728

Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
Explore Service. Discover your Passions. Better the World.
Wednesday February 4, MU Ballroom
Fair is 12pm-3pm, Breakout sessions are 10-11, 11-12, and 12-1. Refreshments provided!
Join us for the 9th Annual Nonprofit Opportunities Fair! Meet representatives from over 50 local and national nonprofit and government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns, and employees. Network with people who share your interests and passions and learn more about the many opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service fields. Details

TEDxOregonStateU
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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Thursday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1005. MS Final Examination – Neil Glover. Major Advisor: Patrick Chiang; Committee: Larry Cheng, Roger Traylor; GCR: Chinweike Eseonu. "The Design and Development of the Wearable Health and Activity Monitor." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Tues Jan 27, 4:00 - 4:50 pm, Rogers 226. Special Robotics Seminar: "Bipedal Locomotion from Robots to Birds: Analyzing and Synthesizing Dynamic Walking and Running by Way of Optimization" presented by Christian Hubicki, postdoctoral researcher, Dynamic Robotics Laboratory at Oregon State University. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series.

Graduate Colloquium: PhD Student Speaker Series

  • 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! Details

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

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

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

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Looking for a job? Here are resources you should definitely check out!

  • Have you visited our Career Planning website?
    http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/current-students/undergraduate/career-planning
  • CAREER SERVICES: Some initial things to do (and perhaps you have already done these) is to make sure your resume is current. If you have questions about how to format your resume, Career Services has a wealth of information, plus tools to help you prep for interviews at: http://career.oregonstate.edu/students/career-trail/tools-skills 
  • LINKEDIN.COM: You’ll also want to have a current LinkedIn profile at http://linkedin.com. You can use this site to share links to projects you have done with employers. (Also be sure to include your LinkedIn profile link on your resume.)
  • FOLLOW UP & FOLLOW THROUGH: Whenever you connect with a company you are interested in working with, send a follow up email. (Contact OSU Career Services for more ideas.) OSU Career Services has a wealth of resources. A list of ideas on how to build a network of contacts and keep it is available at: http://career.oregonstate.edu/students/career-trail/connect/networking-process
  • EECS INDUSTRY RECEPTION: Also be looking for student registration to open up for the Feb. 18 Industry Reception. Students will receive an email about the event by the first week of February. Even if unable to attend, you can always submit a resume to the resume book.

Best of luck in your employment search!

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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

Career Fair for Japanese-English speaking students with CS/Engineering background
February 20th (Fri.) & 21st (Sat.) / Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Open to anyone who is Japanese-English bilingual; meet one-on-one with companies; possibility of receiving job offer on site; no fee to register or attend; travel scholarship to those traveling afar. More than half of the companies are seeking computer science and engineering majors, including: Amazon Japan, Digital Garage Group, Line Corporation, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation, National Instruments Japan, Sap Japan, Valqua America, Inc. Details

Student Worker - Operations Engineering, NuScale Power. This Student Worker opportunity is assisting in the development of the software that supports the NuScale control room simulator. They will work in close collaboration with NuScale operators and engineers to support a range of general software including the human system interface screens used to observer, manage and control the 12 reactors of a NuScale power plant. Estimated duration of this position is through summer 2015. 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 http://oregonstate.edu/visitosu/app or by clicking the ‘Become an OSU Tour Guide’ link on the navigation bar. Applications must be received by February 7, 2015.

Engineering Internship, The Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill. The Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill is currently seeking qualified and innovative individuals for Engineering Internship opportunities at their high speed consumer products manufacturing facility located in Clatskanie, Oregon. GP encourages interns to be Principled Entrepreneurs™ and challenge the status quo to find innovative solutions which allow the organization to exceed safety and production goals, and maintain and improve its competitive advantage. In this way, these internship opportunities are a great way for individuals pursuing degrees in engineering to learn and apply their knowledge while adding value and contributing to facility goals. 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

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 Automated Test Engineer Temp, Biovia. We are looking for a Software Automated Test Engineer temporary contractor that will be part of the software product development group and will be responsible for writing automated client, server and database tests. This position requires candidates with an ability to program using Java or C#. In addition to writing new automated tests, the position will include manual testing and maintenance of test systems. Details

Software Test Engineer Temp, Biovia. We are looking for a Software Test Engineer temporary contractor that will be part of the software product development group and will be responsible for client, server and database testing. This position requires candidates with a penchant for problem solving, critical thinking, and imagining/strategizing for risks in development. Details

Software Developer Temp, Biovia. We are looking for a Software Developer temporary contractor that will be part of the software product development group and will be responsible for a variety of software development activities including writing automated client, server and database tests; writing tools and utilities for use in analyzing the performance and load characteristics of the system; maintaining automated build and deployment systems; fixing defects and implementing new features. This position requires candidates with an ability to program using Java or C#. In addition to programming, the candidate may be asked to participate in any of the activities involved in implementing and maintaining software systems, including writing requirements, maintaining computer systems, and running manual tests. Details

EE opening in HP Corvallis. Recent college grad (within 1 year). Position will likely be a blend of working for Product Engineering and the Circuit design team. Start date is flexible, as long as it’s before Sept. Details

Software QA Engineer, Columbia Sportswear. We are looking for a highly motivated Software QA Engineer who is interested in working in an agile, entrepreneurial environment. As a candidate, you have experience with a fast-paced software development team, and are impassioned about quality. You are analytical, organized, and can work without direct supervision. You can create test cases from product requirements and prioritize them. You strive for greater automation all the time, yet you understand that it is only a means to an end and embrace manual/black-box testing when it is the best and/or most necessary way to ensure quality software delivery. You have hands-on experience with leading QA automation tools and frameworks, as well as popular scripting languages for automation such as Ruby, JavaScript, or Python. You can work in a team environment and foster cross-team collaboration. You also possess strong verbal and written communication skills and have the demonstrated ability to work in a demanding team-oriented environment. Details

OneLink Web Engineer (Webmaster), Translations.com. As a result of continued demand for our products and services, Translations.com, Corvallis is looking for two client-focused, self-motivated Website Engineers (Webmasters) to join our "startup within an established company" program and work directly with a product with explosive growth. The product is a specialized website proxy that processes and translates websites as they are served through it. Each site is a new set of challenges to make it render consistently in the multiple languages (including right-to-left languages) across all browsers with the minimum number of changes to the original client's styles and JavaScript code. Your work will directly impact live websites of our worldwide client base with new clients being added every week. 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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