ANNOUNCEMENTS

Web Usability Survey
Students in CS 352 – Introduction to Usability Engineering are seeking your input for a class project. They are learning the basic principles of usability engineering methods for the design and evaluation of software systems, including the study of human-machine interactions, user interface characteristics and design strategies, software evaluation methods, and related guidelines and standards. As a class project, they are testing the usability of the College of Engineering website. If you use this website, please complete a brief survey at http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~gopinath/coe/survey.php. Your input will provide CS 352 students with real-users data and help inform ongoing efforts in the maintenance and development of the College of Engineering website.

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.

KUDOS

Hydro Research Foundation Award
PhD student Mike Starrett is the recipient of a Hydro Research Foundation research award. Advised by associate professor Ted Brekken, Starrett is working to improve pumped hydropower energy storage through advanced motor controls.

Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence
Computer science student Amber Horvath received Undergraduate Research Student of the Year Honorable Mention for her research project, "Principles of a Debugging-First Puzzle Game for Computing Education." Horvath is mentored by professor Margaret Burnett.

IN THE NEWS

OSU Team Earns 3rd place at National Competition
An Oregon State University team of computer science and electrical and computer engineering students earned third place at the Intel-Cornell Cup on May 1-2 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Members of the Auto Safe team are Stephen Austin, Faith Steltzer, Sam Quinn, Ashley Greenacre and Chris HarperEECS

Engineering Expo draws crowds
Oregon State University students and faculty alike observed student research posters from the all of the different engineering departments and visited the carnival tent, where student engineering clubs set up activities and attractions for attendees. The Daily Barometer

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Intel’s Gordon Moore speculates on the future of tech and the end of Moore’s Law
Gordon Moore appeared in person to talk about the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law, the prediction he made that has fueled the tech industry and driven the engineering community to continuously improve the electronics that have become the foundation of our lives. He said Moore’s Law won’t last forever. But he said it would work for five or ten years if you apply good engineering. VentureBeat

OPPORTUNITIES

Build a web site this summer! Enroll in CS 195 Beginning Web Authoring (Web Design) and focus on:

  • Tagging in HTML5
  • Styling in CSS3
  • Efficiencies with PHP
  • Graphic Design techniques
  • Mobile to desktop responsive techniques
  • Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (SEO/SEM)

In just 4 weeks, you'll have a launchable site. Sign up right away! Learn more: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~vanlondp/testing

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/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 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

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

COLLOQUIA/SEMINARS

Webinar: Physics is tough, but girls are tougher
Wed, May 20, 2015 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM PDT
In this talk, Wanda Gass will examine the business case for why we need more women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and she will cover the things about the camp that spark an interest in physics. The data shows that the summer program translates into the participants having more self confidence, better grades and higher percentage of young women receiving a STEM degree in college. NOTE: This is not part of the EECS colloquium series. Details

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Thai Duong. Major Advisor: Thinh Nguyen; Committee: Raviv Raich, Prasad Tadepalli. GCR: Yevgeniy Kovchegov. "Data Collection in Sensor Networks via the Novel Fast Markov Decision Process Framework." Details

Thursday, May 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 2057. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Evgenia Chunikhina. Co-Major Advisors: Raviv Raich, Thinh Nguyen; Minor Advisor: Juan Restrepo; Committee: Xiaoli Fern; GCR: Merrick Haller. "Sparse Signals Processing for Matrix Recovery and Completion." Details

Thursday, May 21, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, KEC 3057. PhD Final Oral Examination – Mohammed Sinky. Major Advisor: Ben Lee; Committee: Huaping Liu, Bechir Hamdaoui, Roger Traylor; GCR: Keith Levien. "Dynamic Methods to Improve Streaming of H.264 HD Video Over 802.11 Wireless Networks." Details

Friday, May 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 3114. PhD Final Oral Examination – Xin Meng. Major Advisor: Gabor Temes; Committee: Alan Wang, Karti Mayaram, Andreas Weisshaar; GCR: Roberto Albertani. "Wideband Discrete-Time Delta-Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converters with Shifted Loop Delays." Details

Friday, May 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1114. PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Liping Liu. Major Advisor: Thomas Dietterich; Committee: Xiaoli Fern, Weng-Keen Wong, Raviv Raich; GCR: Robert Higdon. "Machine Learning Methods for Sustainability." Details

Friday, May 22, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, KEC 1007. MS Final Examination – Mohamed Grissa. Major Advisor: Bechir Hamdaoui; Committee: Attila Yavuz, Lizhong Chen, Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Maggie Niess. "Location Privacy Preservation for Optimal Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks." Details

Friday, May 22, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 2057. MS Final Examination – Zhongyuan Feng. Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Alan Fern, Prasad Tadepalli. "Efficient Incremental Background Construction from Multiple Videos." Details

EVENTS

Graduate Education Information Night
Tuesday, May 19, 5:30pm, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Resource Center
The OSU Graduate School leadership team (Deans and Directors) will present a general information session on graduate education. This session is meant to provide general information to students in the early stages of considering whether graduate school might be something in which they are interested—what is graduate education, how is it different from undergraduate, basic admissions requirements, common forms of financial support. Details

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

Must-have job skills you need to start building in college
Recruiters and employers say “soft skills” — nontechnical, interpersonal skills you can’t always learn in a classroom — are what will make you stand out at work. It turns out the top three attributes employers look for in entry-level job applicants are leadership, the ability to work on a team and written communication skills, according to a November 2014 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. “Technical skills” were ranked seventh. So before you ship off for the real world, make sure you’ve got a plan to master these crucial on-the-job skills. USA TODAY

6 Questions You Need to Ask at Your Next Job Interview
Think about it like this, the job interview is a two way street. As a job applicant, you’re still trying to figure out if this is a company you want to work for, you’re still trying to figure out if your values relate to the values of that company. It’s only right that you ask questions during your job interview, not for the purpose of just asking, but for the purpose of really figuring out if this is a position you want to be employed in. Not only is it great to ask questions for this reason, but it also impresses potential employers. LinkedIn

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

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

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

Database/GIS Analyst, Alsea Geospatial. The successful applicant will have: 1. Database knowledge gained from previous experience with MS Access or MSSQL Server or Oracle. 2. Experience using ESRI ArcGIS software to manipulate spatial databases. 3. Expertise Using ArcGIS Model builder. 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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