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EECS Weekly News: February 9, 2015

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.

IN THE NEWS

Student Profile: Claudia Mini
Claudia Mini’s passion for technology was sparked by watching her aunt play Nintendo NES, although it was not until college that she decided to pursue it as a career. Now an Oregon State computer science student, Mini has found a way to combine her creative side with computer science. EECS

Library apps streamlines study groups
At the beginning of winter term, the Oregon State University Valley Library launched a website application called “Find-a-Friend.” The idea for the application came from another campus with a similar app, and OSU librarians noticed students spending a lot of time looking around for people in the library. The application started as a computer science capstone project, with seniors working on it last year. When they were unable to finish it, new students took it on. “I hope that it’s a way that students can ease communication with study groups, as there is a lot of problems with assigned study groups moving or miscommunication,” said Helena Bales, a sophomore in computer science. Brandon Straley, another computer science major, also helped with the project. The Daily Barometer

26 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2015
Alex Polvi [CS '07] launched CoreOS in 2013 to make computer software for huge cloud-data centers. (He sold his first startup, Cloudkick, for about $30 million when he was 25.) In 2014, CoreOS made waves by taking on its former close partner, Docker, and released a competing technology called Rocket. Business Insider

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella Makes Peace With Silicon Valley
Microsoft once moved to crush or co-opt emerging technologies that didn’t originate within its walls. That posture worked when the company’s Windows operating software defined computing. But the technology world is no longer so homogeneous. Consumers, software developers and corporate technology buyers now use a mishmash of technologies from different sources, and they expect it all to work together seamlessly. Microsoft has to get on board, or get left behind. “I never thought…I would be at a Microsoft event,” said Alex Polvi [CS '07], CEO of CoreOS, a Linux distribution design for large-scale deployments, “and hear the Microsoft CEO say they love Linux.” Wall Street Journal

OSU class addresses need for cybersecurity professionals
A growing need for computer scientists and engineers trained in cybersecurity has led to collaboration between Oregon State University and Intel Security to offer an experiential course in that field, taught by field experts from around the world. OSU news release

The Merging Paths to a NSF Research Center
How OSU became the headquarters for reimagining the computer chip
In the beginning, there was the OSU Foresight! Campaign, a modest fundraising effort that provided startup packages for three faculty hires in the mid-1980s — a “cluster hire” focused on building the area of materials science. At the time, materials science was a barely emerging field, making OSU an early player. John Wager in electrical engineering and I [Doug Keszler] were two of the hires. We rarely interacted, however, until the mid-1990s. Our collaboration, combining fundamental chemistry and electrical engineering, eventually blossomed and formed the basis for the unique research now done in the Center. Terra

Intel promotes nine executives, including three in Hillsboro
Doug Fisher, 54, also promoted from corporate vice president to senior vice president. Fisher, an Oregon State University graduate, runs Intel's software group. Fisher has worked for Intel since 1995. The Oregonian

OpenPOWER and the Power Systems Academic Initiative Develops Future IT Skills
Although the OpenPOWER Foundation is just over a year old, OSU has collaborated with IBM and the Power Systems ecosystem for the better part of a decade. Its students are heavily involved in the management of the servers and the services they provide. “Many of our graduates have gone on to work at organizations like IBM, Google, Facebook, Mozilla, and Rackspace, just to name a few,” says Lance Albertson, director of the Open Source Lab, OSU. “We’ve had a couple of them launch their own startups, which were bought by bigger companies, and now they’re on their second startup. Our program has really kick-started a lot of careers.” IBM Systems Magazine

Robots compete in FIRST Tech Challenge
Saturday, Feb. 7, FIRST Tech Challenge returned to Oregon State University for its annual qualifying competition. The robotics club from OSU was at the event, having shown some of the robots they had made to the students, and they even took the students on a tour of where they work. The Daily Barometer

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Tech sector: A burgeoning presence
Lane County’s tech sector is a diverse group of 400 software, hardware, gaming, biotech, telecommunications and other firms, which employed an annual average of 4,613 people and had an annual payroll of $307 million in 2013, according to the Oregon Employment Department. “Most of the tech firms in Eugene are hiring,” said Cale Bruckner, the local tech executive who came up with the idea of The Silicon Shire and has been instrumental in creating and running it. Eugene Register-Guard

Nine startups join RAIN business accelerator
The accelerator, which is an intensive 12-week mentorship and business development program, is part of a broader state-backed initiative — the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network. RAIN’s goal is to help launch and grow innovative companies with the goal of creating well-paid jobs in the southern Willamette Valley. The program brings together the resources of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University; the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis and Albany; and the business communities of Lane, Linn and Benton counties. Eugene Register-Guard

Cool Spaces: Inside the (dog-friendly) CrowdCompass app factory
It took executives at mobile app maker CrowdCompass almost two years to find its new home in downtown Portland. But, now that the team of 70 is settled into its new space at Block 300, the company is focused on growing and becoming more of an integral part in the startup community. Portland Business Journal

The best jobs are in tech, and so is the job growth
A report by Glassdoor, a large job board that includes employee-written reviews of companies and top managers, singled out 25 of the “best jobs in America,” and 11 of those were in tech. Judged by a combination of factors -- including earnings potential, career opportunities, and the number of current job listings -- the highest-rated tech job was software engineer, with an average base salary of $98,074. InfoWorld

At some start-ups, Friday is so casual that it’s not even a workday
It’s Friday afternoon, and the funky, open floor office of Treehouse LLC, a fast-growing tech company, is empty. The lights are off. Rows of computers are silent. The food in the well-stocked pantry, the ping-pong table and video-game consoles untouched. And gone is Monty, the Great Dane that typically lounges on the couch. The Washington Post

OPPORTUNITIES

Join the ChickTech Corvallis Leadership Team
Join the ChickTech movement and help to kickoff another year with ChickTech Corvallis! We are looking for students, and people working in the tech industry who want to step up and drive change in the numbers of young women who are exposed to opportunities to learn to code, build robots, apps and more. The chapter will join existing chapters in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco with an annual program for 100 amazing high school girls who don't think of themselves as technical but who have the aptitude to do well, with a focus on disadvantaged youth. Help us to improve their futures while giving the tech industry what it needs: diversity. For more information, please email corvallis@chicktech.org.

Rockwell Collins: Green Communities Grant
Our Green Communities program is intended to help fund environmental projects undertaken by nonprofit organizations and public entities, in partnership with Rockwell Collins employees and retirees. Projects eligible for grant awards must result in tangible improvement in the environmental condition of the community and have sustainable project benefits. Application deadline: February 13. Details: http://rockwellcollins.com/Home/Our%20Company/Corporate%20Responsibility/Community%20Overview/Green%20Communities.aspx

2015 NEW Leadership Oregon
Summer Residential Program: June 18 - 23, 2015, Portland State University
NEW Leadership Oregon is the award-winning women's leadership development program housed at the Center for Women's Leadership at Portland State University. Open to college women enrolled at any college in the state of Oregon, NEW Leadership Oregon runs an inclusive women-centered leadership program that educates and encourages outstanding college women to develop paths towards leadership. NEW Leadership Oregon teaches leadership through action. Participants: practice public speaking, planning, organizing, and networking to address real social problems; draw on the expertise of seasoned coaches and the experiences of women leaders in government, business, science, and the community; learn a set of skills designed specifically to prepare college women for public leadership. Application deadline: February 16. 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

OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship
The Older-Than-Average Scholarships are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis. These scholarships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens and residents of either Benton County, Linn County or Monmouth or Independence in Polk County, are age thirty (30) or older by the application deadline date, and who will be attending OSU in 2015-2016 as full-time students each term while pursuing a bachelor's, master's, or professional degree. Preference is given to women who have had a break in their post-secondary studies and are returning after an absence. Application deadline: March 30. 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

Earth in the cloud: Petabyte-scale analysis with Google’s Earth Engine
Lecture by Google’s Noel Gorelick
Tuesday February 10, 2-3pm, Burt Hall 193
Google Earth Engine is a platform for scientific analysis and visualization of geospatial datasets at petabyte scales. It provides an easy-to-use, cloud-based processing environment that enables access to a Google-scale computational capability co-located with a massive data catalog. This talk will present an overview of the Earth Engine platform, how it is being used to help solve planetary-scale challenges such as deforestation, disease prediction & drought management, and how you can get started using it in your own research. Contact Robert Kennedy (rkennedy@coas.oregonstate.edu) to sign up for the training. 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

Securing the Enterprise
Monday, Feb 16, 6pm-730pm, Mozilla in Portland
There will be a discussion with an Intel Principle Engineering on Securing the Enterprise. It should be a great discussion. More event info and RSVP: http://ta3m-pdx-17.eventbrite.com.

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

OSU Career Fairs

  • When: 11AM-4PM on both Wednesday, February 18th for the All Majors Fair and the Thursday, February 19th for the Engineering Fair 
  • Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center (across from the giant football at Reser)
  • Who: Click here for companies attending the All Majors Fair and here for those attending the Engineering Fair
  • Why: Join us to network with, browse through, and hand out your resume to over 100 employers each day! Need to prepare? Visit our website for details on how to update your resume, work on your interviewing skills, and a variety of ways to network with employers as they come to campus.
  • Our calendar will list the time and place for various info sessions across campus during the next few weeks or you can check out the list in your Beaver Careers account.

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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 4107. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ankur Guha Roy. Co-Major Advisors: Kartikeya Mayaram, Terri Fiez; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Matthew Johnston; GCR: David Hackleman. "Analysis and Design Techniques of Voltage Controlled Oscillators for Low Supply Voltage Wireless Sensor Network Applications." Details

Friday, February 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Kevin Stewart. Major Advisor: John Wager; Committee: Douglas Keszler, David Cann, Larry Cheng, Albrecht Jander; GCR: Yun-Shik Lee. "Al-In-Sn-O Thin-Film Transistors." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

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

Tuesday, February 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007. "Detailed Visual Object Recognition Guided by Segmentation" presented by Fuxin Li, Research Scientist, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. Details

Thursday, February 12, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "System of Systems Based Decision-Making for Future Smart Power Grids" presented by Amin Kargarian, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University. Details

Friday, February 13, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "Deploying Flexibility for Power System Security Enhancement: Promises and Challenges" presented by Masood Parvania, Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University. Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

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

Summer Undergraduate Research - Texas A&M Engineering
Unlike other summer research programs (e.g. NSF REUs), the USRG program does not have specific research topics or professors. In general, most faculty members in the Dwight Look College of Engineering are eligible to be mentors for the program. Similar to the graduate school search process, we suggest that you look online at the faculty listings/research pages on the respective department websites. Once you have identified faculty of interest to you, contact them to express interest in working with them through the USRG program and ask if they will be available during the summer to mentor you, should you be accepted. Application deadline: February 18. 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

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications
Clemson Computing and Information Technology's Advanced Visualization Division invites undergraduates with an interest in visualizaiton to participate in cutting-edge undergraduate research at Clemson University. The program identifies research collaborators with visualization needs and assigns each student to a REU team. Each REU Team consists of a research/science collaborator, a visualization mentor and a visualization REU student. This arrangement fosters collaboration among team members, an appreciation of the visualization process and an understanding of the role visualization plays in discovery and analysis. Research areas of this site include: computer science, genetics and biochemistry, geophysics, sociology, molecular modeling and simulation, inorganic chemistry, social media, parks recreation tourism management, biological sciences and digital humanities. All undergraduates with an interest in visualization are encouraged to apply. Top priority given to applicants from members of underrepresented populations in undergraduate programs, and/or from schools with limited research opportunities. Application deadline: April 1. Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Upload your resume by Feb. 12
Looking for an internship or job in the next 6 months? Then consider submitting a resume to our book. Your resume will be shared with industrial affiliates like Garmin, HP, Intel, and Rockwell Collins. To upload your resume visit http://goo.gl/KhTdk2

If you do not have a resume or would like advice on how to improve your resume, make an appointment with OSU Career Services: http://oregonstate.edu/career

For more ideas on how to find employment, visit http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/current-students/undergraduate/career-planning

Please keep in mind, submitting a resume does not register you for the Industry Reception. To register for the Industry Reception, visit http://goo.gl/yVwv5l

10 Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume
Remember, employers often receive dozens – if not hundreds – of resumes for job openings. Since they don’t have time to carefully read every one, they sometimes look for reasons to quickly reject an applicant. Typos, grammatical errors and bad formatting are three obvious reasons for putting you in the “don’t interview” pile. But what else might be contributing to your lack of success in getting interviews? Here are a few tips of what else you should avoid on your resume. LinkedIn

45 things successful job seekers do on social media
Sure, most people know how to use social media in their personal lives, but it actually has a lot of power to make (or break) your job search. Studies have shown that 92% of companies are using social media for hiring—and that three out of four hiring managers will check out a candidate’s social profiles. So how can you tap into the power of social media (and avoid the pitfalls)? We’ve gathered all the tips you need to use every platform out there to your advantage. USA TODAY College

10 Things Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But I Will!)
Candidates must pay even more attention to the power of the first impression factor. People skills, attire, etc. all become more important when competition amongst talent is this fierce. Reality check: Those who are failing to make a good first impression get put in the “no” pile and are never contacted again. CAREEREALISM

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

Undergraduate Research Assistant. 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. This job entails significant contributions to original research, so projects are often open-ended and require significant background research and creative thinking. Starting pay is $12/hour. If you are interested, send a resume and cover letter to immelse@onid.oregonstate.edu with the phrase "Undergrad Research" in the subject.

Student programmer, Enterprise Computing Services, OSU. We are looking for a student programmer to join a software development team.  This is a part-time position during the school year and could be full time during vacation if interested. We are the MIST (Middleware Integration Solution Team) group within Enterprise Computing Services at OSU. You will be working with a group of talented and passionate developers to implement web-based applications that serve various needs of the university. Your job responsibilities will include software development and testing. Details

Software engineering intern, HP. As a member of the Systems Software Engineering team, you will assume responsibility to investigate, define and implement tooling and/or automation used in the Semiconductor Fab. Tasks may include: Developing automation for Semiconductor equipment, and processes. Develop equipment controls integrating and automation vision systems, wafer handlers, other robotics and UI to support new equipment development. Support, and maintain existing systems. Details

High Speed Hardware Design Intern, Maxim Integrated. Maxim's BroadBand Solutions Business Unit is seeking a High Speed Hardware Design Intern to develop high speed circuit board and subsystem at Hillsboro, Oregon. Job Description: 12-week paid summer internship. High speed circuit board development for lab test. Working with experienced engineers, the individual will design and develop a test board with high-speed electrical and optical interfaces up to 10Gbps. Minimum Requirements: Junior or Senior year intern for BSEE; MINIMUM GPA: 3.5. Details

Design Engineer Intern, Maxim Integrated. Maxim's RF Solutions Group is seeking a Design Engineering Intern to join our RF and Mixed-Signal design group in Hillsboro, OR. 12-week paid summer internship. The successful candidate will be involved in research, definition, design, simulation, layout supervision, and characterization of high-performance CMOS integrated circuits. Primary activities include: Architecting and designing individual blocks to specifications. Preparing and conducting design reviews. Working with layout engineers. Developing characterization procedures and verifying ICs in the lab. Minimum Requirements: BSEE + working toward MSEE or PhD in EE. Details

Internships at Instrument. Camp is a 3-month paid internship program customized for you. Work smart and play hard? Come collaborate alongside more than 90 Instrument employees in Portland, Oregon. Now accepting applications for Summer 2015. We’re looking for a mix of technical craft and strategic thinking. You must be hungry, passionate, positive and infinitely curious. Must also be interested in pursuing one or more of these: design; development; strategy; copywriting; account/project management; content (film/photography/motion). Application dedline: March 2. Details

Student Intern, IBM. We are looking for candidates with Linux and Cloud skills and with a burning desire to learn to help us build an Innovation Cloud to incubate IBM and Partner solutions as part of continuous transformation to a more efficient, more capable and more relevant offering. Duties include: helping the architect and development team on research, design and coding; backing up a Linux System Administrator to manage Linux systems in the Power Development Cloud; supporting the test team with testing and deployment; participating in Power Development Cloud transformation projects. Details

Central Lincoln PUD Recruiting @ Feb. 19 Engineering Career Fair. Each year we look for a Civil and an Electrical (usually a Junior or Senior that has been admitted into Pro-School at OSU). Details

Service Engineers, Horizon Air. The Fleet Engineer – Systems and Structures / Avionics and Interiors is a member of the Fleet Engineering – Systems and Structures group, and contributes to the efforts to use data mining and analysis techniques to identify opportunities for improvements to the reliability of the Q400 and develop initiatives to realize those improvements. Success in this role requires an unwavering commitment to safety and compliance, and the ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Team participation and working together skills are required to work with internal customers throughout the airline. 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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