ANNOUNCEMENTS

EECS Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 13, 7:30pm, LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation. This event is shorter and more personal than the university-wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our school. Come join the celebration! EECS students who wish to participate in the School of EECS Graduation must register before May 31, 2015. Details and registration

Peer Tutoring
Tutoring is now being offered by the Peer Mentors in the EECS main office (KEC 1148). If you are struggling with concepts in CS 161, CS 162 or ECE 271, then stop by and get some help. You can sign in at the iPad at the front desk; just select EECS Peer Mentors and Tutoring. Tutoring will be available Monday through Friday from 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

IN THE NEWS

Projecting the Future: The Latest and Greatest from John Wager
In late 2001, electrical engineering professor John Wager and his team of researchers developed the transparent transistor, which led to the discovery of an oxide thin-film technology (TFT), currently inside the new Apple 5K retina display panel. Already, companies such as Apple, LG, Sharp, and Samsung are unleashing their product designers onto the vast landscape of futuristic applications. We spoke with Wager about the implications of this revolutionary material in a world hungry for high-quality display and seamless interactivity. 1859 Magazine

2015 SID (Society for Information Display) Honors and Awards
Professor John Wager was named a 2015 SID Fellow “for his pioneering contributions to the development of oxide TFTs.” SID honors those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of displays. Fan Luo, chairman of the awards committee, notes that it is always difficult to select the award winners because there are so many candidates who have made major contributions to the display industry. Therefore, this year’s winners represent the best of the best. SID

OSU to help produce “Grand Challenge Engineers” of the future
The College of Engineering at Oregon State University has joined more than 120 other engineering schools around the nation in an initiative led by President Barack Obama, to address some of the most pressing engineering issues facing society in the coming century. As part of this commitment, each school pledges to graduate a minimum of 20 students per year who have been specially trained to lead the way in solving such large-scale problems, with a broader goal of training more than 20,000 “Grand Challenge Engineers” around the nation in the coming decade. OSU news release

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Cool Spaces: Visit an office of the future at Aruba's airy Portland space
Silicon Valley-based Aruba Networks' new Portland office is billed as the model for the company’s new California headquarters and other global offices. The space was built to be a showcase of the future, wireless office. Portland Business Journal

Nvidia could be the next big thing in gaming. Here's why.
Nvidia wants to do for gaming what Spotify did for music. Jen-Hsun Huang (electrical engineering '84), CEO and co-founder of the chipset and graphic card maker, says gaming on TV right now is focused on the console. However, he believes Nvidia can expand the reach of gaming 10 to 100 times if it can make gaming more accessible by simplifying delivery of titles to a single click. Fortune

Empowering women in engineering
Women at Oregon State University interested in engineering can find like-minded people at the OSU Society of Women Engineers. SWE at OSU has about 50 members and puts on social and professional events for the women that are a part of the group. The Daily Barometer

To a chorus of questions, Reed College creating a computer science degree, seeks $5M
By next year, a handful of Reed College students will be the first to graduate with a Reed computer science degree. The well known liberal arts college has been offering computer science courses for some time, and has a codegree program with University of Washington. However, it has not had a Reed-only computer science degree. Portland Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

Google Visit Followup
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Friday to meet Google Engineer (and OSU alum) Nadia Payet! If you have additional questions or are seeking additional advice, please contact her via at nadiapayet@google.com. Google also invites those who attended the noon talk on Friday, to visit: https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1Lk822BNrkkkwRmzFC2mOfO0y-9e3d_wUTS-12fy_NYM/viewform. And those who attended 2 pm seminar on Friday to visit: https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1e06o3xUTGAyC6r0QKClEAqwfgnfemsnpW3HHndwD8AY/viewform.

Volunteer at the Wave Lab during Moms Weekend
Are you interested in learning more about the Wave Lab? Volunteer for the Moms weekend Open House and you can become an expert wave lab tour guide. The Wave Lab is hosting an open house from 2-5 pm and we need tour guides. The tour is a short 20 minute laboratory tour and I provide training and there posters situated at each station, and typically tour guides provide tours in pairs. There are two volunteers shifts 1:30 to 3:45 and 3:15 to 5:30. Tour guide trainings are scheduled from 12-1 on April 28 and 29, or at other times by request. If you are interested in volunteering for the Moms weekend Open House please sign-up! Details

What is an intuitive product? Participate in a research survey to share your opinion.
The Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is conducting research on the terms “intuitive use.” We are seeking participants who are at least 18 years old to complete a survey. The purpose of this study is to better understand how users and designers define the word intuitive with regards to products and interfaces. "This product is intuitive to use." What does that really mean? This study hopes to better understand the meaning behind the terms “intuitive use” to help designers produce better products and interfaces. SURVEY LINK: http://bit.ly/1I5mKW0

Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education, College of Engineering at Illinois
The Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program invites promising students like you to visit campus for an all-expense-paid, in-depth view of the outstanding programs and facilities available to graduate students at Illinois. Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, currently enrolled or recently completed an accredited curriculum in engineering, or physics. Preference will be given to individuals who will be graduating in the coming year, with a GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 point scale), and individuals whose cultural background will increase the diversity of the graduate student body. Details

MindSumo Projects
Please review the latest electrical engineering projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com.

VentureWell E-Team Program Grants
VentureWell’s E-Team Program gives college students the chance to move new tech ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the marketplace. The three-stage program provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity to help teams manifest their projects’ full commercial potential. Award: Workshops and funding up to $75,000. Deadline: May 8. Details

PepsiCo/Society of Women Engineers Student Engineering Challenge
PepsiCo is looking to leverage young engineers to identify disruptive innovations – innovation that impact us across every function and country to address unmet needs and improve the way in which we make, move and sell our products in a way that furthers PepsiCo’s commitment to environmental sustainability as well as its impact on society. The challenge can be approached from any angle but must be innovative, and the solutions should explore any of the following functions: packaging; product and ingredient processing; equipment design. Submission deadline: May 29. Details

Vote for TA of the year
Now is your chance to vote for TA of the Year! Just go to this link and fill out the form: https://docs.google.com/a/onid.oregonstate.edu/forms/d/1F20FOL_LCQeQIyXP0cmsOLRi-tZBRK57lKdAtrBTncE/viewform?usp=send_form

IEEE Store Seeking Volunteers
The IEEE Student Chapter is now seeking volunteers to staff the IEEE Store. Located in the basement of Dearborn Hall, the store provides students with many common, esoteric, and special order electrical components and parts for their school or personal projects. Student volunteers are crucial to the operation of the store, which is entirely student-operated. This is your opportunity to better serve the OSU community. Volunteering is easy, fun, educational, and it looks great on scholarship applications and resumes. A typical volunteer may work in the store for only one or two hours per week, although more time is certainly welcomed. Details

Engaged for a Better Self and Better World!
The department of Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) is seeking qualified candidates to fill a total of 6 student positions focused on media, marketing, webwork, social media and story-telling for the 2015-16 academic year. For more information, and to apply, visit: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/jobs. Application deadline is April 27. Students may apply for multiple positions. These positions are available in the following units:

  • Center for Civic Engagement (1 position)
  • ISOSU (International Students of OSU) Executive Team (1 position)
  • Student Events and Activities Center (3 positions)
  • Student Sustainability Initiative (1 position)

Volunteers needed for the College of Engineering Undergraduate Engineering Expo
The 2015 Undergraduate Engineering Expo is just around the corner! We’re looking for students who are willing to volunteer for set up on May 14th and for the event on May 15th. Everyone who volunteers for 2 or more hours will receive a free t-shirt! Sign up today at the OSU Engineering Expo 2015 site: http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/volunteer.

Accelerated Master's Platform
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

The Next MacGyver Campaign
Remember Angus MacGyver? He was the super-secret spy who rocked a mullet and used a ream of duct tape to save the world on a weekly basis in the 80’s and early 90’s. To this day, popular culture calls it “MacGyvering” when someone saves the day under less-than-optimal circumstances, especially in an engineering context. MacGyver inspired many in a generation of engineers to enter the field. Now it’s time to do it again—but this time, with a woman at the lead. Anyone can enter a script idea, as long as they are 18 years or older (you don’t have to be a woman or an engineer, but both might help.) Entering is relatively easy: 1-2 pages outlining a prospective title, genre, characters, and plot, as well as a paragraph on the pilot episode. Deadline to enter: May 1. Details

3 Day Startup
May 15 – May 17, 2015
3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. The 3 Day Startup program provides colleges and universities the tools they need to cultivate student entrepreneurs. Over 6270+ 3DS alumni from 132 programs across 5 continents–including programs at Harvard, MIT, Technion and Peking University–have launched more than 79 companies that have collectively raised $49 million in investor capital. A heavy focus on education is why 57% of our programs yield alumni that found successful companies in less than a year. By emphasizing learning-bydoing, rapid prototyping, fast failure, and customer feedback, 3 Day Startup program alumni become equipped for future success: students not only learn the skills to found a company but also land jobs in startups, drive innovation in established corporations, and kickstart social impact projects. Application Deadline: May 1. Details

Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program
Are you in the process of working towards a technical degree in electrical/computer engineering? If so the Air Force has a great program that may be for you. The Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) is an excellent way to earn money while you finish your education. Upon graduation, you will be commissioned as an officer and get started in an Air Force job that utilizes your technical skills. If you are looking for a life full of opportunity, where freedom and honor is a part of everything you do, the United States Air Force can help. Details

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 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)

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS) 2015-16 HENAAC Scholarship
Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these merit-based scholarships. In addition, students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA and must be of Hispanic descent or demonstrate leadership/service within the Hispanic community. Scholarship awards range from $500-$10,000. Application deadline: April 30, 2015. Details

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

AfterCollege Scholarships
Apply and complete your AfterCollege profile for a chance to be the next scholarship recipient. This quarter's deadline to apply is June 30.

  • National Security Agency Mathematics and Computer Science Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details
  • Aerospace Corporation Science & Engineering Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details
  • STEM Inclusion Scholarship
    $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Details

Revel Scholars Program
Revel Systems POS is pleased to announce The Revel Scholars Program, which will award two $10,000 scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year to current high school and/or college students interested in entrepreneurship. In addition to receiving a scholarship towards their tuition, the two students selected for the Revel Scholars program will receive mentorship with Revel’s founders Lisa Falzone (CEO) and Chris Ciabarra (CTO) at regular intervals throughout the year for professional counsel and guidance. Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 1. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 3057. PhD Final Oral Examination – Samira Zaliasl. Major Advisor: Terri Fiez; Committee: Karti Mayaram, Gabor Temes, Arun Natarajan; GCR: Daniel Borello. "Architectural Solutions for Analog Imperfections in ΔΣ Analog-to-Digital Based Systems." Details

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Thursday, April 30, 3:30 p.m. talk, refreshments following talk, 220 Deschutes Hall (Colloquium Room), University of Oregon. "Designing Visualizations" presented by Miriah Meyer, University of Utah. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

EVENTS

Spring Term Blood Drive at Oregon State University
Mon, May 11-Thurs, May 14 in the Memorial Union Ballroom
Fri, May 15 in the Memorial Union Multipurpose Room
You can save up to three lives with your donation! Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Go online to http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor and enter sponsor code “OSU,” or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule your donation. There are also many opportunities available to volunteer each day. Sign up to volunteer at http://vols.pt/NPxt2v.

Boeing Day Engineering Events

  • Boeing Resume Workshop
    Location: KEC 1007
    Date: Thursday, May 14
    Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Boeing Information Session
    Location: Dearborn Hall 118
    Date: Thursday, May 14
    Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    *Refreshments Provided.

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

30 behavioral interview questions you should be ready to answer
Interview prep 101 dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, how do you get there? Lots of practice, ideally aloud. To help you better prepare for your next interview, here are 30 behavioral interview questions sorted by topic (in addition to 31 common interview questions here) that you can practice. USA TODAY College

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!

Student programmer, MIST (Middleware Integration Solution Team) group, Enterprise Computing Services at 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. Your job responsibilities will include software development and testing. We are looking for someone with the following qualifications: a dependent self-starter, an eager learner; talented with a passion in software development; preferred someone with experience in object-oriented software development and the Linux operating system; at least 2 years of school remaining before graduation. Details

Summer Tech Internship - Information Services (multiple), Expeditors. in our Information Services (IS) department, we have internship positions available in several technical disciplines: Java Development; EDI Development; EDI Systems Analysis; Application Support; Project Management; Networking; Messaging; Security; Systems Monitoring; PC Support; IS Training and Recruiting. Details

Environmental Planning Tool Associate (Part-time), EPA. The Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program (SHC) is a program within ORD seeking to help communities pursuing sustainable solutions. As part of this program we are working to create tools to help communities make decisions in ways that will help them be more sustainable. One of the tools that we are currently working on is a tool to help communities understand the effects of planning decisions on storm water runoff. We are seeking an individual who has completed a Bachelor’s degree to assist in the creation of this tool. This effort is expected to begin approximately June 2015 and is part-time, averaging 20 hours per week. Details

Graduate students of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: interested in teaching Electrical Engineering and Computer Science? ITT has several opportunities to teach Electrical Engineering and Computer Science classes. Students who have, or are working to earn their Master’s degree are needed. Check out an excellent opportunity to get experience teaching. Details

Software Engineers, Nordstrom. Join our Infrastructure Engineering team as we hack, develop and deploy tools that enable infrastructure automation, help other teams deploy CD/CI pipelines, use public IaaS and expose infrastructure and application metrics to everyone in the company. In this role, you will: write software and contribute to Open Source projects; primary be working with Ruby, but not exclusively; be focused on writing tools and API's to help other development and operations teams within the Nordstrom technology group; represent Nordstrom in the technical community, which can include participating in conferences; demonstrate a passion and commitment toward advancing a culture obsessed with gathering and using data for everything. Details

Manufacturing Test Engineer, Planar. Planar is seeking a Manufacturing Test Engineer with an electrical engineering background for its production facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. The candidate is responsible for the development and implementation of manufacturing test plans, test systems, and data mining for display assemblies and subassemblies during any phase of the product life cycle. Provide Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Testability (DFT) feedback during the New Product Introduction (NPI) phase. This position will work cross functionally to develop test solutions, troubleshoot problems and provide root cause analysis in addition to working directly with suppliers to develop test protocols. Test development may include both hardware and software and include responsibility for documentation and training of production operators. A key responsibility for this position is daily support of the production lines. Details

Analyst Programmer, College of Engineering, Oregon State University. The Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering, working in a collaborative relationship with our partners in the OSU Graduate School, is seeking an experienced Salesforce Developer to join our College of Engineering Information Technology team in the implementation and adoption of Salesforce. This position requires an advanced level of understanding of Salesforce.com's (SFDC) internal architecture and Force.com technologies. 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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