ANNOUNCEMENTS

CBEE-EECS-MIME Industry Reception
Wednesday, February 18, 4:45 pm, Kelley Engineering Center
The Reception gives you a place to meet potential employers, ask questions about the current job market, and get your resume out there. It is also a great warm-up for the February 19 Engineering Career Fair (happening the next day) where you can follow up with connections you make at the reception and meet more companies. The Industry Reception is free for all CBEE, EECS and MIME students! Registration for this event is open February 1-12 or until it is full. Details

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. 

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Portland tech paychecks jump 9%
Portland technology professionals saw their paychecks jump on average 9 percent in 2014, according to the latest salary survey by technology job website Dice. On average Portland tech workers earned $91,556, up from an average wage of $84,295 in 2013. Portland Business Journal

Seattle No. 2 in U.S. for tech salaries, says study
At an average salary of $99,423, Seattle's No. 2 in the U.S. for average tech salaries. That's according to a study by Dice.com, which ranked Silicon Valley (including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley) No. 1, with an average tech salary of $112,600. Tech salaries in Seattle have increased more than 20 percent from 2008-2014, and increased 4.6 percent to the current level from $95,048 from 2013. Puget Sound Business Journal

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!

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

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

Rockwell Collins-SVA STEM Scholarship
Student Veterans of America is proud to partner with Rockwell Collins to award three $2,500 scholarships to student veterans that are interested in pursuing a STEM degree path. This scholarship will not only build a diverse talent pool of candidates that can meet the emerging workforce demands of Rockwell Collins, but it will also ensure that student veterans can achieve their goal of earning a college education. Application deadline: March 15. Details

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to currently enrolled students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future career. This quarter’s deadline to apply is March 31. Details

  • NSA Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship
    $500-Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Aerospace Corporation Science & Engineering Student Scholarship
    $500-Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (BA, BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics.
  • STEM Inclusion Scholarship
    $500-Open to students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

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

BIS Meet the Firms
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6-8 pm, CH2M Hill Alumni Center
The BIS program is having their annual BIS Meet the Firms night next Tuesday evening. We want to extend the invitation to CS students. Many of the companies recruit both BIS and CS students. Details

COE Leadership Academy Suit Camp
Wednesday, February 4, 5:15-7:30pm, CH2M-HILL Alumni Center
Engineering students are invited to a Suit Camp event, hosted by the new Leadership Academy in the College of Engineering. This will be a well-timed professional development opportunity, in advance of the February 19th Engineering Career Fair and surrounding activities. This experience will help you enhance your ability to interact effectively in professional settings, and provide a unique opportunity to practice your skills with a broad array of industry leaders. Details

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

Willamette Startup Weekend (Corvallis OR)
Friday, February 6 - 8, Event starts at 6:30 pm, Kearney Hall, Oregon State University 
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. 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

Oregon State AREMA Student Chapter Speaker Meeting
Tuesday, February 17, 5:30 PM, Owen 103
Dan MacDonald (Director of Maintenance) and Megan Reagan (Manager of Engineering) from BNSF Railway will be here to speak on career opportunities within the company for graduating students in civil engineering, construction engineering management, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering. They will also be giving more information on BNSF Railway and the railroad industry  Free pizza and soda will be provided. Details

CBEE-EECS-MIME Industry Reception
Wednesday, February 18, 4:45 pm, Kelley Engineering Center
The Reception gives you a place to meet potential employers, ask questions about the current job market, and get your resume out there. It is also a great warm-up for the February 19 Engineering Career Fair (happening the next day) where you can follow up with connections you make at the reception and meet more companies. The Industry Reception is free for all CBEE, EECS and MIME students! Registration for this event is open February 1-12 or until it is full. Details

The Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair
Thursday, February 19, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern
Discover the incredible benefits of working in the Intelligence Community. You will be able to chat with technical recruiters and subject matter experts; explore exciting career fields; enjoy live presentations; mingle with like-minded folks; and just have an all-around positive, career-oriented event... all from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device. Details 

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

Tuesday, February 3, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1007. Special seminar: "Opportunities for scholarships, employments, internships, and graduate studies at ADSC, the Illinois Research Center, and other institutions in Singapore" presented by Ali Asghar Mirarefi, Senior Coordinator, International Research Program of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. 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

Oregon State University Marine Sciences REU Program
Oregon State University is offering summer marine science internships to 20 college students through its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences in Corvallis. The 10-week program matches qualified students with faculty mentors representing a wide range of ocean science research interests, including: Cetacean/Fisheries Conservation Genetics; Marine Aquaculture; Physical, Chemical and Biological Oceanography; Marine Geology; Coastal Ecology; Marine Renewable Energy; Marine Biological Invasions; Satellite Remote Sensing and many others. Application deadline: Friday, February 13. 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

Undergraduate Computer Research (UnCoRe) in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace
The Computer Science and Engineering Department at Oakland University invites students to apply to its eleventh summer of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduate students. The students selected to participate will be immersed in a research environment under the mentoring of CSE faculty. This program is a full-time comprehensive educational experience targeted to women and minorities in particular.Variety of research topics available in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace. Application deadline: March 18. 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!

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

Summer Hire Opportunities with iD Tech. Hiring staff for our summer 2015 programs to be held at locations across the country, such as iD Tech at Lewis & Clark College. We are looking to fill over 1400 positions with high quality students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Art & Design and Media Arts. Details

Basefit Software Developer/Entrepreneurship Internship, Cambia Health Solutions. 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

NASA Academy Internship Program Call for Applications. The Academy is the premier internship offered by NASA and has a main goal of training future leaders of the space industry. The summer research program attracts undergraduate and graduate students of various backgrounds, mostly in STEM fields. The NASA Academy is an intensive summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students. The academy's purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. Application deadline: February 15. Details

Internship and PhD Opportunities at ADSC in Singapore. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks top students with experience and interest in computer vision, image processing, machine learning, computer-human interaction, networking, and/or security for its Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) in Singapore. We offer internship positions and attractive PhD scholarships. Successful applicants will work with world-class research teams led by UIUC faculty. 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

Silicon System Electrical Engineer, HP. The Silicon Systems Electrical Engineer in HP's Printing Technology Development Lab works with Inkjet R&D engineers, circuit designers, test engineers and process engineers to specify, design, and integrate micro fluidic and microelectronic circuit designs into silicon for Thermal Inkjet print heads. This engineer is responsible for the electrical integration of the print head circuit into the print head assembly (PHA), and supporting the electrical integration of the PHA into printers and the PHA manufacturing process. Responsible for the design specification, electrical test, and trouble-shooting of new print head designs. Will also drive performance improvements of existing designs. 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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