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

Photos for the EECS Graduation Slideshow!
Graduating students: EECS Graduation is approaching! As part of the EECS Graduation ceremony, we put together a slideshow of the memories you've made in your time with us, to show off to your family and friends. If you have any questions, email eecs-graduation@engr.oregonstate.edu. To submit pictures for the slideshow:

  1. Post them to our Facebook group (search for "EECS Graduation Photos" or visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/761332810557253/)
  2. Upload them to our Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2805560@N20/pool/
  3. Or email them to oscar@eecs.oregonstate.edu

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

New energy sensors at OSU will test local electric grid
The Bonneville Power Administration awarded a $350,000 grant to develop a system that will provide a detailed analysis of load composition and power use. The project should help accommodate new types of load demands and new sources of renewable energy, such as wind and wave energy, while averting blackouts. “These synchrophasors will allow us to develop better load models,” said Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, an OSU assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and leader of this project. OSU news release

OSU Studies Artificial Intelligence
OSU has one of the most extensive robotics programs in the country. One group of researchers is working on a powered wheelchair that would help patients with physical disabilities, such as patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) or Muscular Dystrophy. "You can sit in the chair and would be able to look at the computer screen at the little arrow," said OSU student Benjamin Narin. "It will drive given at where you're looking at on the screen." KEZI

Solar car team loses funding
When the Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team met with College of Engineering officials for a special announcement, they anticipated routine updates. Instead, they were informed of the college’s decision to cut their sponsorship funding. The Daily Barometer

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Professional workshop to explore surging interest in the “Internet of Things”
A workshop on May 14-15 in Portland will bring together representatives from industry, universities, federal laboratories and state economic agencies to explore the manufacturing of “Smart Goods,” which are future products that underlie the “Internet of Things” and reflect a growing societal trend. OSU news release

Clark County laser manufacturer nLight will hire 100 for new factory
Production starts this month at a brand-new factory there that more than doubles its production capacity from 2014 levels, and nLight plans to hire 100 people to staff it within the next 12 months. nLight makes semiconductor-based, high-performance lasers that are used in materials processing, defense and medical device markets. The Oregonian

Clark County tech revival driven by software, printers, lasers and chips
Fifteen years after the dot-com and telecom busts nearly obliterated Clark County's technology industry, Southwest Washington's tech engine is again revving up. And Vancouver's tech workers – like Portland's – are gradually developing new skills as the region evolves from a hardware-oriented tech economy to one more focused on software and the Internet. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

Global Smart Cities Hackathon
On May 16th, Technology Association of Oregon is bringing together every one of these wonderful aspects of Portland: air quality, our tech community, civic engagement, and city government for a Global Smart Cities Hackathon. The vision for this hackathon is to unite the community around creating visualizations and apps that unlock insights within the Intelligent Transit and Air Quality data collected from sensors placed along SE Powell. And the best part? This hackathon is designed for student participation: high-school and college students are encouraged to dive into this data along with our technologists. Details

Join the Electric Shell Eco Marathon Team
If you are interested in joining the Electric Shell Eco Marathon team through ASME please attend the ASME weekly meetings Tuesdays at 5:00 PM in Rogers 230. If you cannot attend this meeting and are interested in participating, please email jonescha@onid.orst.edu.

Oregon State University to host ‘The Co.’ – an interactive event focused on maker culture
Oregon State University on May 28 will host “The Co.,” an interactive event showcasing the wide array of “maker” activities happening in and around Corvallis. The event, which is free and open to people of all ages, will run from noon to 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union ballroom. The Co. was designed to honor the simple act of creating and to allow campus and community groups to network. It will feature an array of activities including a maker fair, speakers, interactive demonstrations, kinetic sculptures from the da Vinci Days festival and more. 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.

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

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 2015.  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

  • 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

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 deadline for the Summer term applications for the OSUAA National Capital Area Leadership Scholarship are due on May 11. Please share this message with any student you think may be interested. 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 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Milam 033. MS Final Examination – Ratanak So. Major Advisor: Ted Brekken; Committee: Annette von Jouanne, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, Julia Zhang; GCR: David Hackleman. 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.

How to Land a Development Job at Portland's Hottest Tech Companies
Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Urban Airship, 1417 NW Everett St., #300, Portland, OR 97209
Want to know what it takes to get a development job at the top tech companies in Portland? Join us at Urban Airship as we hear from hiring managers and CTOs from Urban Airship, Jama, Nike, AppNexus, and others. Come for an evening of networking, refreshments, and Q&A on the culture, hiring process, recruiting methods, and interviewing practices at tech companies in Portland. RSVP today! Details

Mentor Graphics IEEE Seminar
Thursday, May 21 at noon in KEC 1005
Mentor Graphics will be on campus recruiting for multiple positions. Food will be provided. Please come learn about these job opportunities and about Mentor Graphics.  Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

45 quick changes that help your resume get noticed
Sometimes, you just have a few minutes, and you want to spend them giving your resume a quick polishing-up. And for those times, we made you this list of resume updates that only take a few minutes, but that can make a big difference in making your resume shine. USA TODAY

Study: Don't let anxiety stop you from negotiating your first salary
A note to recent graduates: your job search isn’t over once you’re hired. A study published this morning by NerdWallet and Looksharp underscores how uncommon — but integral — negotiation is for an employee’s first job. Only 38% of entry-level employees negotiated their first salary, the study found, and most of them are in sales, marketing and engineering. Not only does failure to negotiate a salary make the employee appear less confident to employers, it also decreases earning potential over the course of a worker’s career. USA TODAY

5 financial musts for every college grad
Here are the five things financial experts say every college grad should be doing with his or her money in the months after graduation when time is working with you, not against you, and you have more money than you may think. USA TODAY

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 Technical Assistant (Web Design Assistant), Healthy Youth Program. 75% Adding, editing, and updating content on a regular basis for the Healthy Youth Program website. 20% Meet with supervisor and Healthy Youth Program staff once per week. 5% Provide technical assistance as needed. Details

On-Campus Internship, National Society of Leadership and Success. This two-semester paid leadership internship is for students of any major who want to develop real world skills in management, budgeting, communication, public speaking, marketing, and event planning. Reporting to a Student Program Director at our National Office, your role as an intern is to source and manage a team of student leaders to effectively plan a series of life-changing events on your campus. These responsibilities range from recruiting an advisor and executive board to researching and submitting any necessary paperwork to become a registered student organization or become affiliated with a specific department. Details

IT Operations Internship, Cambia. The IT Operations Intern will be a fully integrated member of the team providing first or second level support for various Cambia IT Infrastructure technologies and processes. Provide support to the Infrastructure Services Support Team in the following role: responsible for picking up incidents out of the queue and working with users and senior members of the team to resolve problems; responsible for documenting resolution steps and creating self-service documentation for the knowledgebase; responsible for the configuration of the above technologies with the help of a senior member of the team; update and maintain worklogs, incidents and technical documentation in a timely manner. Details

Desktop Support Internship, Cambia. The Field Services Desktop Support Intern will support the Field Services team. Field Services is responsible for the day-to-day support, configuration and delivery of all desktop equipment and peripherals including; laptops, printers, scanners, telephones, smart phones and cell phones. Our group also includes the Second Level Support (SLS) team which is committed to providing timely and helpful remote technical support services for all of our desktop customers. Details

Telefónica Global Experience Program
Telefónica and Fundación Universidad-Empresa have just launched TELEFÓNICA GLOBAL EXPERIENCE, a training and academic program that offers young graduates in Business, Economics, Marketing, Computer Sciences or Engineering (Electrical, Industrial, Telecommunications) the opportunity to develop their professional skills in one of Telefónica’s headquarters around the world. Seven of the internships will be based in Miami and three in San Juan (Puerto Rico). Details

Success Agent - Tier 2, Salesforce. Respond to customer requests that have been escalated from Tier 1 support analysts. Answer technical questions, solve technical problems, and suggest appropriate workarounds related to supported applications. Resolve customer service issues and skillfully manage complex customer service problems. Manage customers' expectations and experience in a way that results in high customer satisfaction. Develop and maintain technical expertise in assigned areas of product functionality and utilize that expertise effectively to help customers. Create knowledge base materials dedicated towards operational efficiency while also empowering and enabling the Salesforce community. Research, document, escalate cases according to procedure. Details

Mentor Graphics IEEE Seminar
Thursday, May 21 at noon in KEC 1005
Mentor Graphics will be on campus recruiting for multiple positions. Food will be provided. Please come learn about these job opportunities and about Mentor Graphics. The Corporate Marketing Engineer role is a great entry point into Mentor Graphics. As a technical professional, you will work with cross-functional teams in Sales, Application Engineers, Marketing, and Customer Support to uncover customer’s technical needs and sales potential. In today's workforce, an engineer with both the technical aptitude and the ability to engage with customers is highly sought after, no matter what career path you take in the future. This position offers great visibility within the organization and a potential career path as a Sales Application Engineer (AE), Technical Marketing Engineer (TME), Account Manager (AM) or Customer Support Applications Engineer. Over the past seven years, 61% of employees in this role advanced into key technical roles at Mentor Graphics within two years. Details

RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM - Computer Scientist, Department of the Navy. As a Computer Scientist your duties which will include, but are not limited to: applying basic scientific knowledge to selected projects; performing minor detail design or basic systems analysis while applying mathematic formulas and routine calculations; developing and applying analysis tools, methodologies to assess the readiness, performance, and capability of computer systems; establishing requirements and providing the methods, systems, and technical services to assure accurate measurement and calibration of systems and equipment. Details

RECENT GRADUATE PROGRAM - IT SPECIALIST, Department of the Navy. The Pathways Recent Graduate program will provide you with a unique learning opportunity which will enable you to add to the knowledge that you gained from your college education with real world resume enhancing work experience. As an IT Specialist (NETWORK/APPSW) you will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to, the following: sssisting with planning and analyzing computer security systems, networks, software, programs and system requirements; assisting with computer based systems design and program services affecting financial, business, statistical or scientific computer applications; analyzing or planning equipment needs for a larger study or as a learning task; performing related computer network support tasks and project support. Details

Software Developer I/II, Traffic Technology Services. Seeking a software developer with a creative side and an emphasis on presentation, to join our team of talented professionals. Our ideal candidate would be an individual who is excited to be part of a growing company in the forefront of emerging technologies. Having proven the quality and effectiveness of several innovative products, we now look to highlight and showcase them. We seek a team member who can help us realize that goal, while at the same time, aiding in further improvements. Details

Software Developer I/II, Traffic Technology Services. Seeking a software developer with a passion to optimize performance - specifically as it relates to web services and database operations - to join our team of talented professionals. Our ideal candidate would be an individual who is excited to be part of a growing company in the forefront of emerging technologies. Having proven the quality and effectiveness of several innovative products, we are now pushing forward to deploy wide scale, nationally. We seek a team member who can help us realize that goal by bringing down computing costs through optimization and other improvements. 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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