KUDOS

Tom Dietterich is the recipient of the OSU Graduate School’s Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. This award is given annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies the role of a mentor and who has provided exceptional mentoring to one or more postdoctoral scholars during the previous year. Dietterich was nominated by his postdoctoral appointee, Rebecca Hutchinson.

IN THE NEWS

Is threadcasting the future of wearable tech?
Get ready for threadcasting, a new model for wearables that’s poised to take mobile computing connections off your wrist and out of your pockets and weave them into the fabric of your clothing. In conjunction with Oregon State University, Modern Edge released a research paper on “threadcasting,” a trend that Modern Edge believes will take wearable technology beyond connected eyeglasses and fitness devices to apparel-based technologies that interplay seamlessly with the realm of social media and wireless communication. Portland Business Journal

Wearables In Apparel, Threadcasting
Wearable technologies were originally envisioned as embedded electronics in consumer apparel, but instead developed into standalone accessories for health and fitness tracking, communication, and productivity. Based on secondary and primary research conducted by Patrick Chiang from Oregon State University and Modern Edge, we see wearables going back into apparel at significant consumer scale. Modern Edge

OSU professor wins national mentorship award
Margaret Burnett, a professor of computer science at Oregon State University, has won a national award for her leadership in encouraging women and minorities to pursue computer science. The National Center for Women and Information Technology awarded Burnett the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award at the 2015 NCWIT Summit on Women and IT. OSU news release

Saving Lives with Computer Science
Oregon State students have played a vital role in creating critical software for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) while gaining valuable hands-on experiences with projects that are making an impact. Ten years ago, ODOT sought out Oregon State to help create a software system to dispatch road crews from their four centers around the state. That was the beginning of a partnership that over the years has included nearly 50 projects. EECS

Power Upscale
A diverse team of researchers spanning computer science and electrical and computer engineering are working on a new energy test bed at Oregon State University. The test bed will help researchers gain a better understanding of the local electric grid and give students an opportunity to work with cutting-edge sensor technology. 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. EECS

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Microsoft Picks Unusual Place to Make Its Giant Surface Hub: The U.S.
Microsoft is building the Surface Hub, a giant touchscreen computer, in Wilsonville, Ore., just outside Portland. One reason Microsoft’s factory is in Wilsonville, a city of about 21,000 about 20 minutes south of Portland, is that the Surface Hub originated at a start-up called Perceptive Pixel, which Microsoft acquired in 2012. New York Times

Intel Capital joins chipmaker's diversity push with $125 million startup fund
In January, Intel committed to spent $300 million to improve the representation of women and minorities in its work force. Tuesday's announcement is an extension of that effort, aiming to seed the tech ecosystem with a more diverse set of innovators through Intel's venture capital arm. The Oregonian

Apple makes Swift programming language open source
On Monday, the company said it was going to make Swift open-source by the end of the year. This could pave the way for the language to reach far beyond Apple's walled garden. "We think Swift is going to be the next big programming language," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering. The Oregonian

Oregon's largest game developer talks new ownership and growth
Pipeworks, Oregon’s largest game developer, is undergoing a major shift as it refocuses on creating its own games. Pipeworks, at about 70 employees, is the largest game developer in the state and is an anchor in the Eugene game scene. Portland Business Journal

Portland lands a headquarters as California firm makes move official
TigerLogic, which is moving from Irvine, California to Portland, will settle within the Postano offices. TigerLogic had bought Postano, a social media engagement tool used by brands to connect with consumers around live events, in January 2013. Portland Business Journal

Intel's soaring new office building is huge, and nearly invisible
The chipmaker's latest and boldest effort to overcome its reputation for squareness is a swanky, seven-story building at the heart of its 530-acre Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro. Intel's Oregon workforce is at an all-time high, 18,600, boosted as D1X ramps up production and the chipmaker begins to fill up RA4 – only two of four office floors are occupied now, and half of D1X is still under construction. The Oregonian

OPPORTUNITIES

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

SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS

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

EVENTS

Autonomous Systems @ OSU
Tuesday, June 30, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Drones, robots and underwater vehicles for research! Research presentations, campus updates, industry and economic development panels relevant to unmanned systems that fly, crawl, and swim. Information and registration at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/autonomoussystems/ Contact Ann Schmierer, 541-737-1180, for questions.

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, June 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 3057. MS Final Examination – Mihai Codoban. Major Advisor: Danny Dig; Committee: Margaret Burnett, Carlos Jensen, Committee: Ron Metoyer; GCR: Karl Schilke. "A Comparative Study on How SVN and Git Affect Software Changes." Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

24 LinkedIn Rules You Might Be Breaking
Social networks have made matters much more complicated, and Emily Post isn’t much help when it comes to online etiquette. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate list of LinkedIn dos and don’ts. The Muse

6 soft skills that can boost your career
Although the right academic pedigree is important, a majority of employers are still looking for candidates with the right mix of “soft skills.” Those are the personal qualities, abilities and habits that enable you to interact effectively with other people. They make you a good employee with leadership potential. Together, hard skills and soft skills comprise the total package that employers are looking for in job candidates. Portland Business Journal

JOBS

Advancement Records - OSU Student Intern, OSU Foundation. The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking two Oregon State students to work in the Advancement Records department. The Foundation has two open student positions 1) 6-month temporary assignment 2) one year internship. These positions will enter contact and biographical data in the OSUF Advance database. These positions provide a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable experience working with a large database with an extensive volume of information. Applicants should have a basic understanding of the principles of electronic records management, be able to accurately enter coding and retrieve information from the OSUF Advance database. Preference will be given to applicants with web research skills and functional database skills. Details

Web and Electronic Communications - Student Intern, OSU Foundation. The OSU Foundation is recruiting an OSU student for its part-time, paid web and electronic communications internship in its Communications department. We are looking to hire an energetic and creative Oregon State student to join our talented Web and Communications team. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience while increasing your knowledge of website development, electronic communications processes, and building a portfolio of finished projects. Projects will include building and editing web pages, databases, and email communications for the OSU Foundation. Applicants must be familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, creating database-driven web content and conducting Internet research. Successful applicants will be able to take direction and work both within a busy team environment and independently. Details

Student Web Application Developer, Library, Oregon State University. The OSU Libraries & Press, Emerging Technologies & Services Department is hiring twostudent Web Application Programmer to assist with new development and maintenance of a variety of web projects. Working on new or existing Library Web applications using a variety of open source standards and experimental technologies. Mobile Web Development. Working with customers to assess needs and deliver tools. Support for staff of the Valley Library relating to the library website. Details

Engineering Intern, Pipeworks. Write and implement C++, script and/or related code; solve engineering problems with code or process; read and interpret game and technical design documents; fix bugs from the bug database; ensure that assets are stored and processed optimally; collaborate with artists, designers and engineers as necessary. 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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