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March 16, 2015

KUDOS

Professor Margaret Burnett received a National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. The award recognizes Academic Alliance representatives at non-profit, U.S. institutions for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, recruitment of women and minority students, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates in computing-related fields.

Graduate student David Piorkowski is the recipient of an IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award. The fellowship is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences, mathematical sciences, public sector and business sciences, and Service Science, Management, and Engineering. Pieorkowski's major advisor is professor Margaret Burnett.

IN THE NEWS

Building a Defense Against Cybercrime
Another minute, another 307 cyber threats — it’s a problem that Oregon State and Intel Security have teamed up to do something about. Recognizing the urgency for curriculum on the topic, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been building its program in cybersecurity, including hiring four new faculty who specialize in cryptography, security protocols and network security. EECS

Boosting Bandwidth
A new invention at Oregon State promises to increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems ten times by using LED lights to transmit information. The technology can integrate with existing WiFi systems to alleviate bandwidth problems in crowded locations such as airport terminals or coffee shops, and in homes where several people have multiple WiFi devices. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Wacom joins tech stampede to Portland, moving office from Vancouver and adding dozens of jobs
The Japanese digital graphics company Wacom plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Vancouver to Northwest Portland next year, bringing a major new technology employer to the city's urban core and hiring dozens of employees within the next few years. The Oregonian

Intel, the quintessential hardware company, stakes a future in software
Under chief executive Brian Krzanich, Intel has acknowledged it can no longer rely on faster processors and new editions of Microsoft's Windows operating system to sell its microprocessors. It's actively sought to seed new markets and overcome Intel's slow entry into the mobile business. "We have to be much closer to the market and serve the market," said Doug Fisher ('85, BSEE), an Intel vice president and Oregon State grad who runs Intel's software group from Hillsboro. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Rohde & Schwarz International Case Study Competition
April 17, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Rohde & Schwarz
This competition gives students majoring in a technical field a detailed look into the everyday work of an engineer. You can expand your scientific knowledge and use the latest Rohde & Schwarz technology to work on a current, real-life task. Over the last eleven years, there have been numerous exciting topics, standards and innovations. The team with the best problem-solving approach and most convincing presentation from each preliminary round will be invited to attend the final round in Munich, where they will compete against the winners from the other preliminary rounds. In addition to a cash prize of EUR 2000, you will also have the chance to win other great prizes for your university. Registration deadline: April 10. Details

MindSumo EE Challenge
MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships.

Black Graduate Student Association 4th annual research forum
Opportunity for minority undergraduate or graduate students that have conducted research and would like the opportunity to present either a poster or oral presentation. The BGSA is holding its 4th annual research forum and welcomes students to present their research on April 3rd. This forum will provide a platform for many students in underrepresented communities at OSU to practice their presentation skills in a professional, yet encouraging environment. We are looking for 3 oral presenters (10 mins each) and 8 posters. If you know of any students, please have them send a 250 word abstract to BGSAatOSU@gmail.com.by Mar 20. Details

Take your web design skills to the professional level! Enroll in CS 295 Intermediate Web Authoring and focus on:

  • Tagging in HTML 5
  • Styling in CSS 3
  • Graphic Design techniques
  • Incorporating JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery and API functions
  • Configuring Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM)

In just 10 weeks, you'll build two professional-level web sites that incorporate modern markup, scripts, style, and function.
Sign up right away!
Learn more: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/testing

Online Parallel Programming Class
Spring Quarter 2015 (March 30 - June 5, 2015)
Parallel computing is quickly becoming a required skill set for all Computer Science practitioners. With the advent of the Big Data revolution, we are all trying to get lower execution times for the same data size, or the same execution time for a larger data size. In this course, we will focus on Desktop Parallel Computing, including multicore, vector, and GPU programming. We will look at some of the theory, but will mainly highlight some of the techniques and APIs that can be used in real applications. We will also show performance benchmark graphs and discuss what they tell us about what we can and can't do with Parallel Computing. More information on the online course can be found at: http://cs.oregonstate.edu/~mjb/onlineparallelclass

Instructables Pi/e Day Contest
All things pi or pie are eligible. So if you have a tech project that you’ve been wanting to build, or a recipe that you’d like to share, enter it for a chance to win prizes and robotics kits from Dexter Industries. Create a new Step By Step, Photo, or Video Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the right-hand column. Instructables must be published between Feb 23, 2015 and Apr 20, 2015 (11:59pm PT) to be eligible. Details

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Recipients receive up to $60,000 each for their postdoctoral research. Must have a conferred PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by July 1, 2015. Must be involved in basic research in the life and physical/material sciences, engineering & technology, computer science and/or mathematics. Application deadline: March 20, 2015. 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

2015 Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB) Spring Conference/Colloquium
Monday, April 6, 2015 - full day event
CH2M HILL Alumni Center, Oregon State University
All individuals with an interest in computational biology are invited to attend and participate. The Spring Conference/Colloquium will feature excellent science from invited guests, OSU faculty, students and staff. Additional information: http://cgrb.oregonstate.edu/spring-conference

Beaver BarCamp 15
Saturday, April 18, 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, Kelley Engineering Center
Beaver BarCamp is an informal conference where everyone is encouraged to participate, and the sessions are not predetermined. It provides a collaborative environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and projects and is a fun, casual event filled with discussions, demos and interaction with attendees. We welcome presentations of all kinds, and expertise is not required. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 4107. PhD Final Oral Examination – Jinzhou Cao. Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Thinh Nguyen, Raviv Raich, Huaping Liu; GCR: Brady Gibbons. "Linearity Enhancement Techniques for Data Converters." Details

Thursday, March 19, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, KEC 3114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Younghoon Whang. Major Advisor: Huaping Liu; Committee: Ben Lee, Raviv Raich, Jinsub Kim; GCR: Oksana Ostroverkhova. "Transmission and Combining for Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request." Details

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

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

Did you know having an on-line resume is just as important as having one on paper? If you are looking for an internship or job, start building your professional network by joining the Oregon State University EECS Alums Group on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Oregon-State-Alumni-49664/about. Any EECS student (or alum) can join! For more tips on how to find a job or internship, visit http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-students/opportunities-involvement/internships-jobs.

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JOBS

OSU Career Services
The new Beaver Careers is live and you can login, update your profile, and begin setting appointments, searching jobs and connecting with off-campus employers! Details

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

Web Communications Intern, South Corvallis Food Bank. The South Corvallis Food Bank (SCFB) serves the low-income community south of the OSU campus. It is the largest food bank in Corvallis and serves an average of 300 households a month. The SCFB is seeking to improve and expand its web presence and effectiveness, particularly in its relationships with donors, clients, and volunteers. SCFB would like to work with an intern who could do this work for 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. The intern for this project will: work with pantry staff to identify specific web-communication needs; implement a system for engaging with donors; implement a system for engaging with clients; implement a system for recruiting volunteers; improve the system for communication with volunteers; expand the social media outreach of the SCFB. Details

Full time and internship opportunities for Omani national students, WaterTectonics. WaterTectonics will be designing and constructing wastewater treatment plants in Oman in 2015 and over the next several years. Position is a general engineering/ wastewater engineering internship or full time position with the following roles: depending on field of study work will be heavily process orientated or industry control systems orientated with crossover of both disciplines; assist engineering with general tasks related to the design and construction of wastewater treatment plants in Oman; travel to Oman will be required depending on time and duration of position at WT. Details

Technical Solution Analyst, Cerner. Technical Solution Analysts work in a team environment to provide functional and technical expertise to our clients and collaborate with project teams who are implementing Cerner software. The Technical Solution Analyst is responsible for solution related service request investigation, incident resolution and application maintenance. Technical Solution Analysts are also responsible for creating and maintaining educational documentation and knowledge transfer materials. Details

Academy Software Engineer, Cerner. As an Academy Software Engineer, you will create industry-leading technology that impacts patient care and/or Cerner business around the globe. You will understand user needs, provide input to design, develop applications, write automated tests, and troubleshoot issues across Cerner's technology solutions. The work is dynamic. You may be developing tools that reduce medical errors, better manage disease, save lives and reduce wasteful spending. Or you may work alongside Cerner business teams to develop ways to improve efficiency and productivity. We are looking for dedicated individuals with experience in a variety of languages, including (but not limited to) Java, C#, C++, JavaScript, SQL, Ruby, and Objective-C. Details

Academy System Engineer, Cerner. As an Academy System Engineer, you support the backbone through which all of Cerner technology runs. You are a big thinker who isn’t afraid of complexity and wants to design, install, implement and support technology infrastructures capable of managing and protecting health and financial information from around the world. You’re creative, inquisitive and motivated as you consult with internal and external teams to analyze requirements, design information flow and implement processes. You may also help design and implement data interfaces and install non-Cerner systems, and could have the opportunity to travel to client sites. Your end goal is a system built for optimal performance, recoverability and availability. Details

Hardware design and verification positions at Micron. The SSD hardware design team at Micron is once again expanding and we are looking for RCGs (recent college graduates) and experienced people to apply for these positions. The roles are for both hardware verification and hardware design, both computer and electrical engineers are encouraged to apply. Details

Clinical Teaching Faculty Positions in Software Engineering, Washington State University. The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for two full-time clinical teaching faculty positions in Computer Science with teaching emphasis in software engineering. These positions are in the School’s remote program at WSU North Puget Sound, Everett, WA. Ranks (Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor) are negotiable depending on the final candidates’ credentials and experiences. Candidates with a PhD in Computer Science/Engineering or a related discipline or with a Master’s degree and several years of teaching or industrial experience in software engineering will be given higher priority. 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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