Vote for the EECS Grad TA of the Year
The purpose of the Robert Short Teaching Assistant of the Year Award is to promote excellence among the teaching assistants in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Eta Kappa Nu administers a poll for students to vote for the TA that they feel is the most deserving to win. The award will be presented at the June 2016 graduation ceremony.

Register for the EECS Graduation Celebration
Every year, EECS student clubs organize a School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduation Celebration. This event is shorter and more personal than the University wide graduation and is tailored to the faculty and students of our department. Be a part of the celebration!
Graduating EECS students from Oregon State wanting to participate in the School of EECS Graduation Celebration MUST register by MAY 31.


EWEB selects internal candidate, Frank Lawson, to serve as next general manager
Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday evening to offer the chief executive officer job to Frank Lawson (ECE '83), who has worked for EWEB since 2010 as its electric systems engineering supervisor. Eugene Register-Guard


Boeing may be slashing jobs, but there will still be high demand for aerospace workers in Puget Sound area
Many Boeing workers are ready to retire, and Boeing and other aerospace manufacturers will need to hire workers to fill vacated positions and find workers who understand digital manufacturing, a new report shows. There may be fewer people working in the aerospace industry across the region, but the fight for talent to replace retiring workers and hire for newly created programming jobs is about to heat up. Puget Sound Business Journal

'Real exciting stuff' as SpaceX hires dozens for Redmond satellite project
SpaceX is ramping up its internet satellite program in Redmond, but under a tight veil of silence. The job listings give some hint of the satellite-related work inside the tan-colored concrete walls and dark windows of SpaceX Redmond. They include ion propulsion engineers, flight software engineers and senior antenna engineers. Puget Sound Business Journal

ON Semiconductor acquisitions feed Gresham factory's growth
A wave of consolidation sweeping over the semiconductor industry is washing into Gresham – and bringing more jobs with it. ON Semi has made a half-dozen acquisitions of other chip companies and it's in the process of buying Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 billion. The deals have added to the workload in Gresham, where ON Semi now employs 750 people, 50 percent more than it had when it arrived in 2006. The Oregonian

FEI, Hillsboro electron microscope company, sells for $4.2 billion
FEI has 3,000 employees worldwide – historically, about 500 of them worked at its Hillsboro headquarters. Thomas Diffely, a senior research analyst, said administrative and marketing jobs will likely dwindle over time, but the "core engineering" will endure. The Oregonian


EECS Distinguished Lecture: A System of Systems Framework for Autonomy, Big Data Analytic, and Cloud Infrastructure
In case you missed it, you can watch Mo Jamshidi's lecture. An Oregon State alum, Jamshidi (EE '67) is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, San Antonio.


Zooming in on ADC Efficiency
Monday, June 13, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, KEC 1001
Kofi A.A. Makinwa, Professor, Delft University of Technology


PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Spencer Leuenberger
Wednesday, June 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1005
A Study of Ring Amplifier Noise Performance
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Gabor Temes, Karti Mayaram; GCR: David Hackleman

MS Final Examination – Spencer Hubbard
Wednesday, June 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 1007
A Formal Foundation for Variational Programming Using the Choice Calculus
Major Advisor: Eric Walkingshaw; Committee: Martin Erwig, Alex Groce; GCR: Maggie Niess

MS Final Examination – Alex Louie
Wednesday, June 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, KEC 3114
Finite Element Analysis Modeling and Experimental Verification of Reflected Wave Phenomena in Variable Speed Machine Drive Cable
Co-Major Advisors: Annette von Jouanne, Julia Zhang; Committee: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez; GCR: Christopher Hagen

MS Final Examination – Garrett Clay
Thursday, June 2, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, KEC 1005
Printing 3D Magnetic Composite Structures Using UV-curable Magnetic Ink
Major Advisor: Pallavi Dhagat; Committee: Albrecht Jander, Travis Walker; GCR: William Warnes

MS Final Examination – Gabriel Hackebeil
Friday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, KEC 1087
Efficient Oblivious Access to Trees
Major Advisor: Attila Yavuz; Committee: Mike Rosulek, Rakesh Bobba; GCR: Ken Funk

MS Final Examination – Robin Garg
Friday, June 3, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, KEC 1007
Design of 28 GHz Low-Power Phased-Array Receiver Frontend in CMOS
Major Advisor: Arun Natarajan; Committee: Andreas Weisshaar, Un-Ku Moon; GCR: Maggie Niess

MS Final Examination – James Schneidereit
Monday, June 6, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, KEC 2114
A Comparative Analysis of Parallel Programming Frameworks
Major Advisor: Mike Bailey; Committee: Kevin McGrath, Eugene Zhang

MS Final Examination – Brent Carmer
Monday, June 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 4107
Linicrypt: A Model for Practical Cryptography
Major Advisor: Mike Rosulek; Committee: Glencora Borradaile, Rakesh Bobba; Committee: Mariana Raykova

MS Final Examination – Sanaz Golbabaei
Monday, June 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, KEC 2114
Branched Covering Space Construction and Visualization
Major Advisor: Eugene Zhang; Committee: Mike Bailey, Committee: Amir Nayyeri; GCR: Brett Tyler

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Anirban Roy
Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1007
Interpreting Image Information Using Graphical and Deep Models
Major Advisor: Sinisa Todorovic; Committee: Eugene Zhang, Fuxin Li, Xiaoli Fern; GCR: Leonard Coop

PhD Oral Preliminary Examination – Yang Xu
Tuesday, June 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, KEC 1005
A Reconfigurable Charge-Domain Switched-gm-C Band-Pass Filter Using Semi-Passive Charge-Sharing Technique
Major Advisor: Un-Ku Moon; Committee: Arun Natarajan, Gabor Temes, Tejasvi Anand; GCR: Michelle Dolgos


Open Source Bridge
June 21–24, Portland, Oregon
Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Participants include developers, hardware hackers, community organizers, and people involved in the business of open source.


A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Award for full-time students majoring in math, engineering, science, technology, medicine or natural resources. Must be at least one quarter American-Indian/Alaska Native or have tribal recognition, and be member of AISES. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: June 15.

NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA,BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: June 30.

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application deadline: June 30.

AfterCollege 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. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: June 30.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
$500 - Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Application deadline: June 30.


5 Steps to Turning Any Interview Answer Into a Memorable Story
There’s one dreaded set of words that’s sure to crop up in any job interview. "Tell me about a time when…" Let’s face it—having to think of specific examples from your professional history is already challenging. Add in the element of needing to transform them into captivating and relevant stories to engage and impress your interviewer? Well, suddenly you’re tempted to just stand up and walk out. The Muse

5 Marketing Secrets That Will Help Your Resume Get Noticed
As you’ve probably already heard, you’ve got about six seconds to catch someone’s eye (or be passed over), so having a resume that packs a punch and tells a great story quickly is key. The Muse

ETIQUETTE: Shhh! The speaker is talking
Reader’s question: I recently attended a luncheon celebrating career women and was stunned by the non-stop chatter during the keynote speaker’s address. What is the proper etiquette at business gatherings during the speaker presentations? Portland Business Journal

Spinach in your teeth? How to gracefully handle a meal-time interview
Sometime in your professional career it’s likely you’ll have a job interview over a meal. “Your dining etiquette is an aspect of your personal skills that is just as, if not more, important than your job knowledge and technical skills,” said business etiquette expert Arden Clise. Portland Business Journal


Student REST API Programmer - OSU Student Health Services
Student Health Services is committed to understanding how to positively impact the health behaviors of our students. This can only be achieved by effective data collection, analysis, visualization and reporting. We need advanced tools to move our efforts forward. A student employee is needed to create a REST API from Qualtrics to SharePoint/PowerBI, assist with data visualization and enhance our reporting efforts. Duties: create REST API from Qualtrics to SharePoint/PowerBI; assist Collegiate Health Analytics with enhancing Qualtrics survey and reporting tools; assist in implementing PowerBI to create data dashboards for SHS.

Energy Analyst - OSU Energy Efficiency Center
The OSU Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) is looking for motivated Energy Analyst students to work part-time during the school year (10-12 hrs/week) and full-time during the summer (30-40 hrs/week). Students should have a solid technical aptitude, and a proven ability to apply themselves, learn new technologies, work independently, and complete assignments in a timely manner. The Oregon State University Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) offers small and medium-sized manufacturers a comprehensive on-site assessment. Student teams led by engineering faculty visit manufacturers in the Northwest and seek ways to increase their profits by increasing productivity and reducing energy use and waste. These energy saving recommendations, as well as further analysis, are then compiled into a report and delivered to the client.

MIME Student Information Support
Performs a variety of tasks related to computing operations, user support and installation, or programming and analysis. Examples include helpdesk support, computer lab monitor/technology support, classroom technology, digital media, web design/development, computer technology support, or web assistance. Duties may include providing telephone or on-site support; assisting users to develop or use applications, networks, databases or other systems; and installing and configuring applications.

Student Information Technology - OSU Department of Integrative Biology
This position is to help build TaxonWorks (, a new, open-source platform for biodiversity discovery and documentation. The primary goal of the position it to work on system design and development, with most of the time spent coding, in conjunction with the TaxonWorks team at the University of Illinois, as well as the OpenTree ( and Arbor ( development teams. 15% system design. 30% coding in Ruby on Rails, 30% JavaScript and Java. 10% working collaboratively with members of the development teams. 15% code documentation and testing.

LifeMap Migration Internship - Cambia
As a LifeMap Migration Intern, you will: Participate in a team environment to migrate data from one system to another. Accurately inputs information into the system while maintaining productivity, accuracy and dependability requirements as established by department. Organize, keep current and readily accessible, all references, documents, policies and procedures. Look for ways to improve efficiencies. Track and report time spent on tasks as required.

Analyst Programmer - OSU Academic Technologies
The main responsibility of this Analyst Programmer level two position is to build and support web publishing and content management systems for the OSU campus community. Central Web Services utilizes both Drupal and Wordpress to enable our customers to deliver content. This position will primarily be responsible for development of, and support for, a customized Drupal distribution for the OSU Drupal community.

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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