ANNOUNCEMENTS

The School of EECS is pleased to announce a new Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP). This allows you to apply for a master's degree (MS/MEng in CS or ECE) while you are still in your junior year and matriculate into the master's program during the following fall term. With careful planning and taking some graduate classes in your senior year, you can complete the master's degree within one year after your bachelor's. The applications are due by June 30, 2015 for admission to Fall 2016. Details

IN THE NEWS

Optics, nanotechnology combined to create low-cost sensor for gases
Engineers have combined innovative optical technology with nanocomposite thin-films to create a new type of sensor that is inexpensive, fast, highly sensitive and able to detect and analyze a wide range of gases. "Optical sensing is very effective in sensing and identifying trace-level gases, but often uses large laboratory devices that are terribly expensive and can't be transported into the field," said Alan Wang, a photonics expert and an assistant professor in the OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. "By contrast, we use optical approaches that can be small, portable and inexpensive," Wang said. "This system used plasmonic nanocrystals that act somewhat like a tiny lens, to concentrate a light wave and increase sensitivity." OSU news release, Science DailyPhys.org, Photonics Online

Advancing IoT Research
Smart phones, smart homes, smart cars — the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a major driver for technology, creating new product categories. Research conducted at Oregon State is focused on supporting companies that are looking to create new IoT products or turn existing systems into “smart” systems. 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

CoreOS Raises $12M for Container Tech, Launches Tectonic
CoreOS today announced a new $12 million round of funding as well as a new product called Tectonic that is based on the Google Kubernetes open-source project for container orchestration. The new funding is to help CoreOS, which got its start in 2013 as a clustered operating system project focused on the optimized delivery of Docker containers, bring Google-like infrastructure to enterprises. "Our goal from day one was to deliver Google-like infrastructure to enterprises, and what better way to do that than use a component that was introduced by the Google team," Alex Polvi (CS '07), CEO of CoreOS, told eWEEK. eWEEK. Also: TechCrunch ZDNet Forbes, Enterprise Tech

Google bets big on this little tech startup
Google Ventures is leading a $12 million investment in CoreOS, a tiny startup that's changing the way modern web applications are built and maintained. CoreOS makes a super-lightweight version of the free Linux operating system, which reduces the amount of hardware you need to run applications in big data centers. That's made it popular among software developers looking to do more with less. Business Insider

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Jaguar Land Rover will add 50 to Northwest Portland R&D site
Jaguar Land Rover plans to hire 50 more engineers at its Northwest Portland research center as it launches a new "innovation incubator" to collaborate on startups on new automotive technologies. It was opened to focus on the in-car technology space known as "infotainment." As cars become more connected to mobile devices, the in-car tech experience is becoming an important avenue for carmakers to develop. The Oregonian, Portland Business Journal, PC Magazine

Tech leaders push for Oregon cyber security center
Technology Association of Oregon and other industry leaders are urging the legislature to create an Oregon Center for Cyber Excellence to ready the workforce for cyber security work. Portland Business Journal

5 questions for inDinero CEO Jessica Mah
inDinero, a business that manages back-office accounting for startups and smaller companies, recently announced it would relocate its headquarters from San Francisco to Portland. We talked to CEO Jessica Mah about what drew her to Portland and how she plans to disrupt the traditional CPA model. Oregon Business Magazine

OPPORTUNITIES

OSU College of Engineering Leadership Academy Spring 2015 Events
The Academy is an innovative new program developed and delivered with the involvement and support of key industry partners. The Academy accelerates engineering students' development as EP2IC leaders; increasing graduates' competitiveness for employment and success as early career professionals. Engineering students in good academic standing with sophomore status (45 total earned credits) are eligible to apply. Additional information: http://leadership.engr.oregonstate.edu/home

  • April 7: Finding Your Fit
    Megan Goodson (Intel), Josh Gray (numerous), Jeff Hockert (Intel), Molly O’Hearn (iovation), & Tom Teramura (PCC Stucturals) PURPOSEFUL
  • April 8: Portland Business Roundtable Trip
    Numerous
  • April 14: OSU Day at the Capital
    COE & OSU Government Relations
  • April 16: Law for Engineers
    Carsten Grellmann (Klarquist)
  • April 18: Service Project: Produce for the People
    Partnership with the Center for Civic Engagement ETHICAL
  • April 20: Strengths Based Leadership
    Melissa Yamamoto (Gallup Certified Trainer; OSU Center for Leadership Development)
  • April 28: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
    Dave Chin (BusinessCoachofOregon)
  • May 5: Leading Change
    Barry Hendrix (HBG Consulting)
  • May 13: Ethical Leadership
    Randy Smith (retired CH2M-HILL)
  • May 19: Examining Power
    Scott Paja (Academy Director)
  • May 20: Portland Business Roundtable Trip
    Numerous
  • May 28-30 Seattle Trip
    Numerous at Seattle Business Roundtable; visits to: Expedia, Microsoft, and Boeing PROFESSIONAL + 1 (member choice)

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.

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

Aerospace States Association scholarships sponsored by Rockwell Collins
An integral part of the mission of the Aerospace States Association (ASA) is to: support and develop initiatives that significantly enhance student and teacher education in space and aeronautics and increases the number of students in the pipeline. These scholarships are for college sophomores and juniors studying aerospace subjects, including: physical sciences, engineering, or aviation or aerospace related fields. Application deadline: April 30. Details

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

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Monday, April 13, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM, KEC 1003. "Data-driven Decision-making" presented by Scott Sanner, Assistant Professor, School of EECS, Oregon State University. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Thursday, April 9, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Ali Aburas. Major Advisor: Alex Groce; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Alan Fern; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Extending Search Based Techniques by Incorporating Information Control Dependencies to Improve Object Oriented Code Coverage." Details

EVENTS

IEEE Intel Career Day
Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, KEC 1005 & KEC 1007
Bring your resume and come as you are! It’s an Intel career day! Stop by between classes, bring a resume and meet the team! Chat about Intel, receive resume tips, career advice or whatever else is on your mind. This your chance to spend time with the hiring team and learn about immediate opportunities. Details

ACT-W Portland: A Conference to Advance the Careers of Tech Women
Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12
As the Portland tech scene continues to grow, more and more opportunities for both current and future professionals are added every day. ACT-W is designed to help women professionals network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent. This event is open to the public and is an exceptional forum for those who are dedicated to the advancement of women in technology. Whether entry level or executive, we welcome all professionals in the industry and invite you to take advantage of this great event! Details

Career Development Workshop
Tuesday, April 14, 5:00PM - 7:00PM, Agriculture Science Room, LaSells Stewart Center
The OSU Postdoctoral Association will host a workshop for those interested in careers outside of the academic environment. The focus of the workshop is career planning and skills necessary to start a career in industry, business, or agency. OSU postdocs and graduate students are invited to this workshop, where representatives from OSU and local industries will discuss career options and critical skills. The workshop will also include focused round-table sessions where participants can receive valuable feedback on resume writing, networking skills, and self-presentation. Space is limited, so register soon. Light refreshments will be provided. Details

2015 Innovation Showcase: Highlighting Science and Engineering at OSU and UO
Wednesday, April 15, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Oregon State University
We will share how basic scientific and engineering research is being informed and influenced by a market lens; how this approach results in excellence both in science and commercialization; how successful industry-standard approaches to market validation are being incorporated into the educational process to train the innovator; and how you can participate in a thriving innovation ecosystem. Details

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

SPEED MOCK INTERVIEWS & MOCKTAIL HOUR
Tuesday, April 21, CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Willamette Room
Register at career.oregonstate.edu/speed-mocks for a confirmed 30 minute appointment. Walk-ins welcome, first come first served, as space permits. For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact the Career Development Center at 541-737-4085 or career.services@oregonstate.edu.

  • SPEED MOCK INTERVIEWS
    2:00pm
    Come for a one-of-a–kind opportunity to practice interviewing with Employers and Career Specialist and receive valuable feedback to prepare you for the real thing! Bring resume.
    (Virtual interviews available as needed)
  • MOCKTAIL HOUR
    4:30pm
    Does the word “networking” make you nervous? Want some practice in a no-pressure, fun environment? Come to our Mocktail Hour and enjoy food and drink and tips from professionals on how to network!

All Majors Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, April 22, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Join employers for the last Career Fair of the year and learn about jobs, internships and graduate education. Additional information: career.oregonstate.edu/career-fairs

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

10 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer
Choosing to take a new job isn’t just about what you will do for the company — it’s also about whether the company is a good fit for your professional goals and day-to-day happiness. To find out if a company or role is the right fit, ask these 10 questions. The Muse

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! Recent postings:

Student Software Engineer, OSU Open Source Lab. The OSU Open Source Lab is looking for two student software engineers. This position is part time during the academic year, and full time during the summer. Designing, developing and maintaining open source projects in Python, PHP, Ruby, Java and other languages. Writing open source code, comprehensive documentation, and educational materials supporting the OSL's infrastructure and the world-wide open source community. Working with infrastructure maintainers on configuration management and deployment technologies for open source software. Communicating with peers, users, and the wider open source community via email, IRC and others as needed. Details

Research assistantship position for 2015 M.S. graduates in the area of RF IC design. The open position is in the Analog & Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit (AMSIC) Research Laboratory and includes the standard stipend and tuition coverage for the Ph.D. program at Northeastern University. An ideal candidate would have the following qualifications: M.S. degree completion before the end of 2015; research or industrial work experience related to RF CMOS circuit design; system-level RF transceiver design knowledge; competence in Cadence simulation and layout tools; familiarity with RF measurement equipment (network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, etc.). Details

Software Developer/QA Internship, Cambia. Provide support to the Technology Delivery Team in the following role: participate in a team environment for the delivery and maintenance of application systems; will be responsible for programming, debugging and testing of applications in a development environment; this experience will allow the intern to gain an understanding of enterprise software development practices, source control management as well a good understanding of application deployment architecture. Details

Electrical Engineering Summer Hire- Intern, Hollingsworth & Vose. This position will investigate, troubleshoot, and implement improvements in control systems and electrical power distribution systems at the Hollingsworth & Vose Fiber facility. The successful candidates will spend time in the operating industrial environment validating electrical circuits and components and time utilizing AutoCAD to update drawings. Details

Python/Django Developers, Manzama. We are a growing SAAS company looking for dynamic Python / Django developers to join our small team. Strong work ethic, social media enthusiast, search and web crawling skills a plus, enjoying being a large part of small team. We work hard, play hard, and support active lifestyles. We are a milestone driven company. Details

SoC Silicon Applications Engineer, Intel. This Silicon Applications Engineer (SAE) position is in the Networking Division (ND) organization, which is part of a larger team enabling the industry's leading data center platforms. We have exciting opportunities to apply your technical knowledge to accelerate deployment of solutions based on Intel Ethernet networking intellectual property. Establish a deep understanding of silicon IC functionality, including all details necessary to design the IC into a system product and effectively debug it. Develop customer collaterals such as PCB design guidelines, schematic/layout checklists and application notes. Represent customer technical needs in new product development teams; ensure customer platform and usage model are taken into consideration for new technologies. Evaluation and enablement of peripheral components (magnetics, crystals, power delivery solutions, etc). Provide technical assistance to major customers for their board development and debug. Support debug of IC functionality at the platform level, driving issues to root-cause and finding solutions for the customer. Details

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Details

MaxLinear Seminar
Thursday, April 9, 11 a.m., KEC 1003
Join MaxLinear for an overview of their company. This company is looking for graduate students. Staff RF/MS IC Design Engineer, Maxlinear. Work closely with a world-class team of IC designers to design high-performance ICs with RF, analog, mixed-signal and digital systems integrated on a single chip. Responsibilities handled by the team: architecture, design, implementation, and verification of RF/mixed-signal systems that include circuit blocks such as LNAs, Mixers, PAs, PLLs, VCOs, ADCs, DACs; characterize and debug relevant blocks; analyze the effects of non-idealities on circuit performance; collaborate with system engineers to optimize circuit designs and system specification trade-offs; report the results of IC design, analysis and evaluation. 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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