KUDOS

Terri Fiez has been named recipient of the 2016 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award for inspirational teaching of undergraduate students in the IEEE fields of interest, with the following citation: “For innovative undergraduate engineering and computing curriculum development fostering student engagement and retention.”

IN THE NEWS

6 bike helmets of the future
Students at Oregon State University teamed up with Intel last summer to create a sensor-packed smart helmet that knows when a crash has occurred and, depending on the severity of the injuries, can call an emergency contact and send a text message including the location of the crash. The Week

Sarah Sheen – Changing the Narrative
Sarah Sheen, who graduated from the University Honors College this spring with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, has always had a passion for writing. Still, it was hard to imagine that her hobby would become the basis for an award-winning thesis project. But after her display for her historical novel Raising Cain was named an outstanding poster at the Honors College Thesis Fair in May, that’s just how her story ended up. Honors Link

NNMREC Graduates Flock to Columbia Power Technologies
The halls of Corvallis-based Columbia Power Technologies, a global leader in developing direct-drive wave energy systems, are jammed with NNMREC graduates, all of whom excelled in their respective graduate programs and are now contributing to cutting-edge technology development at Columbia Power. EECS grads include Joseph Prudell, Ean Amon, Zhe Zhang, and Ken Rhinefrank. NNMREC

NOT NEWS, BUT OF INTEREST

Oracle hiring more than 100 in Seattle to take on Amazon, rapidly grow cloud business
Oracle vice president of product development Prashant Ketkar said Wednesday the company is doing so much in the cloud that it hardly has time to announce all the new initiatives. On Monday, Oracle rolled out more than a dozen new products to expand its offering. Puget Sound Business Journal

8 ways Portland tech companies can follow through on diversity talk
Tech companies looking to truly reach the diversity they are seeking at work must move beyond simply adding more diverse people to their ranks. The question she said, isn't how to add diversity but how to make the environment better for everyone. Portland Business Journal

Want a career in math or science? Seattle is for you
Seattle is the fifth-best area in the country for new graduates in science, technology, engineering and math. A NerdWallet survey ranked cities based on average income for those jobs, the size of the industries and the cost of living. Puget Sound Business Journal

OPPORTUNITIES

IEEE Computer Society Student Design Showcase
IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors member Greg Byrd is looking for student projects to feature in his new Student Design Showcase column in Computer. The column is dedicated to innovative, interesting student projects from computer science and engineering. Details

Cognitive Computing Challenge
This is a $200,000 USD incentive prize to build a cognitive system that can read a document, then accurately load a database with what it finds. Essentially, to teach a computer to mimic the human brain. Currently, a huge amount of information is locked in written documents which is read and analyzed manually by humans. The solution to this challenge will eliminate repetitive tasks, reduce time and minimize errors. This world-wide challenge is sponsored by Dynamic Risk, whose focus is to improve pipeline safety and reduce environmental impact. However, this technology has broader applications across industries such as healthcare, security and emergency response. Submission deadline: January 11, 2016. Details

Project Side Project
From music to hardware and writing to visual arts and more, everyone’s had a great idea or a passion project they’ve dreamed of doing. littleBits, Kickstarter, and a host of other communities have teamed up to help get your side project off the shelf and into the real world. Register for Project Side Project and enter your idea to instantly access a suite of free tools + resources from our partners to help you bring your art, craft, or creation to life. The 12 most-voted projects will get hands-on mentorship from the Kickstarter team. The grand prize winner gets a $2,000 grant and a suite of maker tools worth over $3,000. Application deadline: July 7. Details

New course: CS 446 Biological Networks
Fall 2015, Stephen Ramsey
Big Data methods have become ubiquitous in life sciences research. To gain insights from massive biological datasets, computational proficiency in working with large networks is required. We will use examples from biology to learn how to: mathematically describe a network and its structure; computationally analyze the structure of a large network; infer the structure of a network using data-driven methods; use the software package igraph for network analysis. Details

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

GRADUATE EXAMS

Wednesday, July 1, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 1007. PhD Final Oral Examination – Sheng Chen. Major Advisor: Martin Erwig; Committee: Glencora Borradaile, Prasad Tadepalli, Eric Walkingshaw; GCR: Cindy Grimm. "Variational Typing and Its Applications." Details

JOB SEARCH AND CAREER ADVICE

Here's How to Tweak Your Resume to Prove You're the Perfect Fit
You know you’re supposed to customize your resume for each and every job application. But sometimes, it’s not so clear how you can give the employers what they’re looking for—at least, not without being in-your-face obvious. For example, suppose the job description asks for someone who’s “highly motivated” and a “self-starter.” How do you say, “Hey, that’s me!” without saying, “I’m highly motivated and a self-starter?” Here’s the short answer: You use your applicable skills and relevant experience to prove it. The Muse

Here's the Best Way to Follow Up on a Job Application: An Email Template
Waiting to hear back after you applied to a job is one of the most stressful times imaginable. Did they get my application? Is the position filled? Will they be reaching out soon? But you don't have to sit there wondering the answers to all these questions. If you haven't heard back in a week or two, try this idea. The Muse

JOBS

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

EPA Computer Programmer - Corvallis (Part-time), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Computer Programmer with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Corvallis, Oregon. Responsibilities will include: Working with other contractors designing and implementing initial tool prototype. Working with planning tool developers to become familiar with planning tools and plug in architectures. Working with researchers to become familiar with decision making and natural resource management. Working with possible users of tool to create use cases and design requirements. Writing documentation for the decision support tool. Implementing new tool features and bug fixes. Details

Infrastructure Automation Engineer, NAVEX Global. The Infrastructure Automation Engineer is an integral part of the IT team leading and facilitating automation efforts of our hosted operations infrastructure. Work with System Engineers, Developers, Architects, and DevOps engineers to design and implement automated solutions for infrastructure and software build, deployment, and configuration. Work with other technical teams to create system and workflow information visible through monitoring systems and web based dashboards. Develop tools and implement systems to automate server provisioning supporting highly available SaaS applications. Maintain and improve configuration management platform keeping up with the current technologies in the space. Implement processes and work with systems to deploy applications to development and production environments. Maintain Git version control repositories and related systems supporting initiatives around “infrastructure as code.” Details

Software Engineer, NAVEX Global. At NAVEX Global you will join our software development team that shares a passion for writing great code, embracing new technologies and delivering powerful products that help our customers protect their reputation and bottom line. As a software engineer you will have ample opportunity to invest in innovative product development and tool research, grow your career and tag your name to amazingly cool products, all while balancing your life priorities. Details

Jr. Quality Assurance Engineer, NAVEX Global. At NAVEX Global you will join our product engineering team that shares a passion for designing and developing quality software, embracing new technologies and delivering powerful products that help our customers protect their reputation and bottom line. As a junior quality assurance engineer you will have ample opportunity to be mentored by the best engineers, grow your career and tag your name to amazingly cool products, all while balancing your life priorities. Details

Database Architect, NAVEX Global. As our Database Architect, you will own the database architecture of our SaaS products that support thousands of companies worldwide. To ensure the best quality of service for our customers, our databases need to be well structured, highly available and fast. Our environment is fast paced and needs your outstanding knowledge to assist our team by ensuring the quality of our service stays a step in front of our customer’s needs. From schema design to code and design reviews – this is a role where you can truly make a difference. Details

Web Site Developer & Social Media Coordinator, Caromar LLC. We seek a skilled person to develop two websites for us: 1. a very simple one page website describing our company, and 2. a more complex website that could include e-commerce features, although the e-commerce would be limited to distributor and wholesaler orders. This person will need to work with our web hosting company to set up the websites and overall, make things work. Importantly, we need someone with skills to set up multiple email accounts on each website and to provide technical troubleshooting from time to time. Having someone versed in social media especially those associated with the fashion and related accessories industry would be a big plus. Details

Software Engineer I, Elemental Technologies. We are looking for an engineer to complete new products and features of superior quality on a fast-track schedule, helping us achieve our goal of becoming the market leader and most respected brand in the video processing space. Be an integral part of an exceptionally talented team, on a fast track development schedule for the Elemental Media Engine, the core technology supporting Elemental's product line. Work closely with the entire team to take new products and product features through the development cycle - from inception, through QA, to delivery and approval by the customer. Provide highly responsive technical assistance to the customer support team, translating customer requests into functional code. Details

Back-End Web Development Engineer, Elemental Technologies. We are looking for talented web developers with a passion for user experience, to ensure that our products remain the most user-friendly and intuitive video processing solutions on the market. Work closely with product, customer support and front-end engineers to implement and maintain the features for our products. Optimize web application code to be fast and functional on resource-constrained systems. Provide highly responsive technical assistance to the customer support team, translating customer requests into functional code. Work closely with the entire team to complete release cycles. Details

Platform Engineer, Elemental Technologies. In this role, you will use your programming skills and deep understanding of Linux configuration and package management to build our base operating system images, product installers and system configuration tools. Be responsible for the base operating system configurations that Elemental products ship on. Work from the understanding that your code is the first experience that a customer has with our software. Translate system configuration tasks into user-friendly interfaces that apply to multiple platforms. Build packaging infrastructure for Elemental’s next generation Software Defined Video architecture. Details

Video Processing Software Engineer, Elemental Technologies. We are seeking an experienced engineer who is an expert in video processing on parallel processors. If you possesses an interest in developing extremely high-performance, professional applications this position might be for you. Design, implement and test high-performance video compression and pixel processing algorithms. Understand and utilize the full processing power of top-end GPU and CPU hardware. Support the Elemental product development team in implementing customer requirements. Details

Escalation Engineer, Elemental Technologies. We are looking for an experienced Escalation Engineer to implement support features, address customer issues and represent the customer perspective throughout the product development process. The Engineering Escalation team works in close coordination with the Services and Support organization to address issues that require debugging and implementation expertise. This team is embedded within the Elemental Product Development organization and focuses directly on customer issues and support. Details

Quality Assurance Engineer, Elemental Technologies. We are seeking a customer-centric test engineer with a passion for quality whose goal is to create solid, reliable software that defines its genre. In this role, you will design and implement test methodologies and procedures that will produce superior quality software on fast-track scheduled releases, helping us achieve our goal of becoming the market leader and most respected brand in the video processing space. Work with product marketing, customer support and development teams to identify and understand our external customers and integrate their “stories” into our tests. Develop, document and implement repeatable, concise test procedures and processes. Look for and identify test methodology and process improvements. Details

Companies Currently Hiring Students & Recent Grads

  • The National Security Agency
    The National Security Agency (NSA) carries out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities. Currently hiring for full-time entry-level positions and summer 2016 program interns.
  • Intel Corporation
    Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Currently hiring for college grad (BS/MS/PhD) full-time opportunities across the company.
  • The Aerospace Corporation
    The Aerospace Corporation provides advanced scientific and engineering services for space and related high-technology systems. Currently hiring for full-time entry-level positions and summer 2016 interns.
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    If these companies aren't for you, check out the over 400 employers currently posting entry-level jobs and internships on AfterCollege.

Computer Programmer (full-time), EPA. The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an opening for a Computer Programmer at the EPA facility in Corvallis, Oregon. The main purpose of the job is to program user-friendly decisions support systems for the purpose of helping communities make more sustainable decisions, with an emphasis on healthy ecosystems. Job responsibilities include working with other contractors to design and implement initial tool prototypes, implementing and testing multiple tool interfaces, working with possible users of tools, collaborating with researchers to become familiar with decision making and natural resource management, writing documentation for the tools, fixing bugs and other related tasks. 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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