Thursday, April 17, 2014

University of Washington composers' concert featuring electronic music

April 19th, 2014 8:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Seattle)
Free (suggested donation, $5-$15)
A collaboration with students from the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media as well as Composition Department at the UW. An evening of electronic music featuring a variety of new works for electronics, video, and interactive media. Included are new and recent works by Hector Bravo Benard, Marcin Pączkowski, Abe King, Josh Archibald-Seiffer, Jeff Bowen, and Gérard Pape.
http://www.waywardmusic.org/event/inverted-space-dxarts/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Student Volunteers Needed: Engineering Majors Fair! (5/6)

Event: Engineering Majors Fair
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Location: McCarty ABC Rooms
Volunteer Sign-up [Deadline: Wed. 4/23]: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/swe/233576

Setup & volunteering: There will be a table set up for each engineering department, and each table should have 2-5 students at all times (volunteers may take different shifts), with at least one interesting "artifact" (ex. research projects, Discovery Day displays) at the table.  Pre-engineers will be able to visit any of the tables throughout the fair (career fair style, but more laid-back).

LEED Green Associate Sustainability Training – April 25th or 26th

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, over 1000 students have taken this course and they have all subsequently passed their respective exam. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!
Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. WAPPA and the Department of Civil Engineering are partnering up with LeadingGreen to bring LEED Training to your school! The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. 
LEED Green Associate (GA) Exam Prep
When: April 25, 2014 – 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Seattle - McKinstry Building - Room TBA - http://goo.gl/maps/SGBjH
Cost: $250 ($200 for full time students)
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LEED Green Associate (GA) Exam Prep
When: April 26 2014 – 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: University of Washington, Seattle - More Hall - Room 220 - http://goo.gl/maps/i3E60
 
 
The cost of the entire course including 5+ hours of in-class training, 5 realistic mock exams and professional study guide is $250 ($200 for full-time students). The actual fee for writing the exam is governed by the GBCI and is $200 (www.gbci.org for more information). This course meets the eligibility requirements to write the GA exam. It is worthwhile to keep in mind that similar courses offered by other organizations cost $700+ (without exam fees).
Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions
Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C
www.LeadingGreen.ca

UWT's first Technology in Italy study abroad program

Hey Huskies!

Time is running out to apply for the Italy program taking place this summer, entitled “Technology and Society: A Global Perspective.” The application cycle will close on MONDAY, APRIL 21st at 5 p.m.

This program offers 12 CREDITS in one of the following courses of YOUR choice: TCOM 498 (Communications), TINST 493 (Technology), or TGH 399 (Global Honors). Based in Rome, the program includes trips to Naples, Florence, and Milan to study the cultural implications of Italy’s advances in technology and media throughout the ages. Examinations of the remains of the Roman Empire, as well as visits to several important historical and technological museums will be a part of the overall curriculum of this intriguing 4-week program.

This exciting opportunity begins on June 23rd and ends on July 24th. The program fee is $5,800 and includes the course fee of 12 credits, all housing and lodging during the program, all transportation costs for field trips, as well as the entrance fees for all museums and historical site visits. Financial aid and scholarships are available that can be applied towards the program fee and other study abroad costs.

Visit the program website for more information and to apply:

http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/international-programs/italy-technology-society-global-perspective

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 GaTech Summer REU in manufacturing sciences

We are pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute to host a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program. 

The application deadline for the REVAMP REU is May 2, 2014. 

The program is open to all undergraduate STEM students.
We strongly encourage applications from veterans and underrepresented minority groups. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required.

Students accepted into the program will receive a $5000 stipend, $500 of support towards travel expenses, and on-campus housing will be provided. 

For more information about the program and to apply, please visit: http://www.manufacturing.gatech.edu/revamp-nsf-reu.

Students Needed for Arboretum Visitor Feedback Session

My name is Eve Rickenbaker and I'm a graduate student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.  My research involves understanding the UW student perception of the Washington Park Arboretum.  The ultimate goal is to create a better visitor experience for you.  I need approximately 6 students to participate in each focus (discussion) group in Suzzallo Library.

All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and invited to participate even if you have never visited or heard of the Washington Park Arboretum.  Each student's perspective is valuable.  

Pizza and drinks will be provided as my way of thanking you for your time and participation.    
Ask a fellow UW student friend to join you!  

There are two upcoming focus groups and if you are interested in participating in one, please respond to me soon! 

Monday, April 21, 12:30-2:30, Suzzallo Library, Room 334

or

Thursday, April 24, 12:30-2:30, Suzzallo Library, Room 335

Monday, April 14, 2014

ME 499 Project Looking for EEs

Personal Exposure Monitor for Assessment of Aerosol Exposure of Asthmatic Children


Asthma is a disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Many of those affected are children, causing a great deal of stress for their parents and caretakers. In recent years, medical professionals have been able to discover more about the causes of asthma, but much is still unknown. Of particular interest to researchers is the role the environment plays in causing asthma attacks. A team of electrical and mechanical engineering students will design and build small monitoring devises used in the epidemiological studies for assessment of personal exposure to biological aerosols. The design will integrate electrical and mechanical components needed for operation of a small pump and data acquisition.

Contact: Dr. Igor Novosselov,
ivn@uw.edu