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! Details


OSU professor elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Gabor Temes, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction for engineers in both industry and academia. OSU news releaseLIFE@OSU, The Daily Barometer

What Should We Think of Machines That Think?
The best articulation I’ve seen about the potential risks of AI technologies is an essay co-authored by Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft’s Redmond Research Lab and former president of the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), and Tom Ditteriech, professor at Oregon State University and current president of AAAI. In their essay, they list three major risks that we should pay close attention to. The Wall Street Journal

Is Cortana a dangerous step towards artificial intelligence?
Reality may not be as fantastic as the sci-fi idea of a mad computer gaining sentience and enslaving the human population, but some caution is still needed. We need to ask the same questions of AI that we should be asking of any piece of computer software. That’s the stance taken by Thomas G. Dietterich, a professor at Oregon State University and the president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Digital Trends

The Silver Tsunami
The stakes are high as boomers retire and put greater demands on the health-care system. In 2017, the U.S. population will hit a tipping point. For the first time, people age 65 and older will outnumber those under 18, according to the National Institute on Aging. This shift is known as “The Silver Tsunami.” “How do you help people remain in their homes and live independently as long as possible?” asks Ron Metoyer, director of the gerontechnology research core in the Center for Healthy Aging Research at Oregon State University. “That’s our focus.” In Patrick Chiang’s lab, technology for aging takes the form of wearable electronic sensors. Typically about the size of a quarter, these miniature sensors can be worn on a lapel or even applied on the skin like a bandage, says Chiang, an associate professor of electrical engineering. With the first wave of computer programmers hitting retirement age, seniors are playing a key role in another digital endeavor: open-source software. Carlos Jensen is examining the value of older adults’ contributions to what he calls the “community quilt” model of programming. Terra

Chevron #HumanEnergyStories: Keith Kostol
Engineering demands perfection. Keith applies his electrical engineering skills to his punting for the OSU Football team. He’s a STEM role model for the next generation. (Professor Un-Ku Moon is also featured in the video.) Pac-12 (video)

Oregon State University Open Source Lab hosts 160 projects
Emily Dunham is currently finishing her final year in computer science at Oregon State University (OSU), where she is the student systems engineer at the OSU Open Source Lab. Previous to that gig at OSU, she helped run the Robotics Club, Linux Users Group, and Security Club. Emily has 7 years of experience in open source communities, and I talked with her regarding her career and life, open hardware, community psychology, and of course, her upcoming talk at SCALE13X.


Portland undersells itself, according to tech transplants
Plus part of the draw was Portland's tech community is continuing to grow and define itself. It seems everyone knows about Portland's brewpubs, food carts, and biking culture, but the city's not so good about communicating the breadth and vitality of its tech economy. Portland Business Journal

This town in Oregon is supposedly more ‘innovative’ than Seattle
At least, that’s according to Nerdwallet’s list of “America’s Most Innovative Tech Hubs,” which listed Corvallis at No. 4, ahead of Seattle at No 5. Each city was judged by its startup density, number of awarded patents and amount of venture capital raised. GeekWire


A*GA International Awards
A*STAR Graduate Academy oversees 3 programmes for international students. These are the Singapore International Graduate Award - SINGA (, the A*STAR Research Attachment programme - ARAP ( and the Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award - SIPGA (

  • SINGA is a partnership between A*STAR, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), offering a full PhD scholarship to international students who wish to do an entire PhD in Singapore.
  • ARAP is designed to facilitate collaboration between researchers in the overseas university and in A*STAR. A typical model would have a PhD student who remains matriculated at the overseas university, jointly supervised by a University Professor and an A*STAR researcher, doing 1-2 years of research in an A*STAR research institute including ADSC in Singapore.
  • The SIPGA programme provides 2 to 6-month internships in an A*STAR Institute including ADSC for later year undergraduates or Masters students. The student works with a supervisor, usually as part of a larger project, in an A*STAR research institute.

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

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 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 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

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


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

OSUAA National Capital Area Leadership Scholarship
The undergraduate OSUAA scholarship of $3,500 is offered three times a year for internships physically located in Washington D.C. – students majoring in any field are encouraged to apply. The OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) funds the National Capital Leadership Award to assist OSU students who are eager to experience life in our nation’s capital. The ideal student applicant will work in a congressional or judicial office, government agency, non-profit organization or association, or private organization in the Washington, D.C., area. Application deadline: February 19. 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


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:

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! 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

Webcast: A Day in the Life of a Puppet Labs Intern
Friday, February 27, 11:00 am
Ever wonder what it's like to work at Puppet Labs? Join our webcast to hear how current employees who started as interns describe their experience working for an exciting tech company. As one of the fastest growing companies in Portland, our teams are eager for you to learn about our culture and how you can make an impact in Engineering, Customer Success, and Marketing. This is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at Puppet Labs that you couldn't get anywhere else! Please be sure to register to secure your spot!


Tuesday, February 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Dearborn 005. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Kenneth Rhinefrank. Co-Major Advisors: Annette von Jouanne, Alexandre Yokochi; Committee: Ted Brekken, Ean Amon; GCR: Solomon Yim. "Magnetic Helix for Linear to Rotary Force Transmission." Details


Tuesday, Feb 17, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Linear-time Algorithms in Natural Language Understanding and Learning" presented by Liang Huang, Associate Professor, City University of New York (CUNY). NOTE: This is NOT part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

Wednesday, February 18, 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM, KEC 1007. "From Embedded Networked Systems to Cyber Physical Systems: Challenges, Approaches, and Beyond" presented by Myounggyu Won, Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Details

Monday, February 23, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1003. "Variation Management to Enhance End User’s Programming Experience" presented by Sandeep Kaur Kuttal, Postdoctoral Scholar, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

Thursday, February 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1007. "Towards Querying and Mining of Big - Graphs" presented by Arijit Khan, Post-doctorate Researcher, Systems Group, ETH Zurich. Details

Friday, February 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1001. Special Seminar: "The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) – Background, Technology & Challenges" presented by Michael Thorburn, Former Head ALMA Department of Engineering & Joint ALMA Observatory Project Manager (Presently at DIRECTV). 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

USC Institute for Creative Technologies
The Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates in interactive virtual experiences. A multidisciplinary research institute affiliated with the University of Southern California, the ICT was established in 1999 to combine leading academic researchers in computing with the creative talents of Hollywood and the video game industry. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of ICT research, we welcome applications from students in computer science, as well as many other fields, such as psychology, art/animation, interactive media, linguistics, and communications. Undergraduates will join a team of students, research staff, and faculty in one of several labs focusing on different aspects of interactive virtual experiences. Application deadline: February 28. 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


The One Interview Question Most People Are Not Prepared For!
This question seems to be becoming increasingly common, but it’s still not one that job applicants are routinely preparing for. That means it’s a good place for you to shine. LinkedIn


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

Upcoming Information Sessions

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 with the phrase "Undergrad Research" in the subject.

Computational and Statistical Analytics internships (undergrad, graduate & post bachelors, masters and doctorate), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The Computational and Statistical Analytics Division focuses on advancing computational and statistical foundations to deliver algorithms, information and scientific data management, visualization and analytics, data intensive information systems, distributed data processing pipelines and environments, and secure computing infrastructure to enable next-generation heterogeneous computing for scientific discovery, situational awareness, decision support, and predictive modeling. Details

Internship - Mechanical/Electrical Engineer, Hampton Affiliates. Following is a list of potential electrical/controls engineering projects: electrical distribution system modelling and design to reduce arc flash hazards and improve system coordination; development of a drop in platform to upgrade legacy motion control systems to latest available technology while minimizing disruption to process critical systems; investigation into 3D vision sensing technologies for application in an industrial manufacturing environment; development of tools to synchronize recorded video playback with process trends for event analysis. Details

Associate Software Engineer / Software Engineer – Client Implementation Team, HealthSparq. Play a key role in changing US healthcare by joining a growing start up within Cambia Health Solutions. HealthSparq is a team of internet entrepreneurs developing solutions that allow consumers to make smarter healthcare decisions based on data, web, social media and mobile technologies. We are looking for Software Engineers with java development, software configuration, and implementation experience who are passionate about delivering high quality software products and services. Details

Assistant Director, Information Technology Services, OSU Foundation. Under the general supervision of the Director of Information Technology Services, the Assistant Director is responsible for the Foundation’s applications and reporting architecture, including evaluating specifications and requirements of applications and systems, and for analyzing business practices and needs and addressing through reporting solutions. The position is responsible for the front-end administration and management of the Foundation’s Alumni and Donor database, as well as the analysis, design, and modification of complex information technology initiatives with the objective to meet customer and organizational needs. This position assists in monitoring and maintaining the department’s workload and projects and serves as the public interface and lead for the programming unit. 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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