Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Spring 2015

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
Where Undergraduates Learn About Scientific Research by Doing Scientific Research

About the Program

In response to the growing concern about the decreasing numbers of U.S. citizens obtaining degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science sponsors the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI). This program provides special training and research experiences to undergraduate students at the DOE National Laboratories. SULI enables students to pursue technical careers and advanced educational
opportunities by giving them direct exposure to major scientific research facilities and to the Laboratory’s scientific and technical staff.

Program Components

Participating students receive a weekly salary, a hous- ing allowance, and travel expenses. They spend either ten weeks in the summer or 16 weeks during the fall/spring semester at a DOE National Laboratory where they:
  • Are matched with world-renowned scientists who serve as mentors
  • Are trained to use advanced scientific instruments
  • Develop professional and technical communication skills
  • Attend seminars and lectures on scientific inquiry and recent discoveries
  • Complete a research project which is formally documented in a paper and presentation.


Students for SULI are recruited from all undergraduate institutions and must:
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
  • Be interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Financial Information

A salary of $500/week is provided as well as a housing per diem and travel reimbursement per DOE and PNNL program guidelines.

Application The application is on-line at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/. Applications are available in October for summer and fall, and in August for winter and spring. The application for SULI is electronic and cannot be submitted by mail or fax.

Applications for Spring 2015 are due October 7, 2014
If you have questions, please contact:Marisela Linares-Mendoza SULI Program Manager Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Marisela.Linares-Mendoza@pnnl.gov, 509-371-7645

Job Fair for Computer Science and Engineering: Asian Bilingual Career Forum

DISCO International, organizer of the largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals, will be holding the Asian Bilingual Career Forum 2014, a job fair targeting bilinguals in English and one Asian language where companies are seeking computer science and engineering majors.

No cost to register or attend the event.

For Asian bilingual (excluding Japanese) students:
Bilingual in English and one Asian language excluding Japanese (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, Khmer, Bengali, etc.)

Asian Bilingual Career Forum 2014: Nov. 7 - 9 (Fri. - Sun.) [INVITATION ONLY EVENT]

- bilingual in English and one Asian language, excluding Japanese (e.g. Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, etc.)
- graduating or have graduated with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. university
- available to work in Asia
- recipients of an invitation from DISCO

Submit invitation request form at http://asian.careerforum.net/?ref=201422

If selected, you will receive an invitation via email.
The last day to request an invitation will be Thursday, Oct. 30.

This is a great opportunity to meet with world-class companies seeking bilinguals such as yourself.

Please make sure to submit an invitation request form in order to be considered for the invitation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at abcf@careerforum.net.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Deadline Extended to August 18 for Levinson Emerging Scholar & Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 18 with funding starting next academic year.  Please share widely.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline: August 18

Levinson Emerging Scholars Program

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/ 
Deadline: August 18

Questions? Contact URP Staff at urp@uw.edu.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Great Class Opportunity: A Critical Seminar on the Politics and Possibilities of Engineering

ENGR 202E, FALL 2014
Join us this fall quarter for an innovative new seminar! We’ll ask questions like:
• Is technology political? Who wins when a dam is built and who loses when an engineer designs a robot?
• What is the relationship between engineering, technology, society, ecology, and health?
• How can engineers work for social justice at the drawing boat and in their daily lives?
• Who do we engineer for? Who defines the problems we solve? Whose work is considered engineering?
• Why are women and people of color still so underrepresented in engineering classrooms?

These questions and discussions of the context of the engineering discipline and the values undergirding the work of engineers is notably absent from most skill-focused engineering curricula. This seminar is intended to fill this gap by creating a space to reflect on the impact of engineers and technologies on society and to imagine a new kind of engineering and technological development for the common good.

The course is open to all levels and all majors, including non-engineers. Freshmen and sophomores considering engineering but with reservations are strongly encouraged to enroll. There are no prerequisites other than a desire to learn about the subject and participate actively in class. Course assignments will include readings, reflections, and conceptual designs.

Want to connect engineering and social justice?
Email Brian Park (bpark92@uw.edu) for more info!
ENGR 202 E | SLN#: 14250
Grading: 2 Credits | Credit/No Credit
Time: Tuesday, 2:30-4:20 pm | Room: Lowe 118
Facilitators: Brian Park and Eze Klarnet |

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two Entreprenuership courses available to non business students

ENTRE 370 is a great intro class, and like most other business classes is not open to non-business students until the first day of class. However both sections have about 20 spots left- so interested students should attend class on the first day and register themselves that day. If they do not meet the pre-requisites but are interested in taking the class, they can email Emily at eacox@uw.edu to request to be allowed in the section. She will then keep a list of approved students and get it over to me on the first day of classes, where students will be added based on space availability and on a first come first serve basis. Unlike most business courses, this is one class where the professor is allowing some flexibility in the pre-reqs (though this may not always be the case.)

ENTRE 490 -Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs is open to all non-business students NOW who are sophomores and above- and will explore big problems and opportunities facing society, ranging from healthcare, education, and big data to poverty. The course examines how solutions to these massive challenges can be researched, validated, and implemented using such entrepreneurial skills as creativity, opportunity recognition, business models, pivoting, and execution. Entrepreneurship is both an individual and team activity. Therefore this course incorporates both individual and group efforts. Students form project teams early in the quarter and meet regularly to prepare for class discussion.

For more info, contact ktocci@uw.edu

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JULY 23: 14th Annual Diversity Employment Day and Career Fair

Greater Seattle, King County & Washington’s 14th Annual Diversity Employment Day
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Show Hours 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ShoWare Center
625 W James Street, Kent, WA 98032

Hundreds of Jobs and Careers!
Participating Companies Include: Boeing, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Nordstrom’s, University of Phoenix, FedEx, Kiewit, Home Depot, Holland America Line, Union Pacific Railroad, Sandia National Laboratories, Starbucks, Comcast Cable, Swedish Health Services, Zones, Washington State Employees Credit Union, Franciscan Health Systems, Providence Health & Services, HDR Inc., King County Department of Transportation, Prudential Financial Investments, Les Schwab Tire Centers, San Jose Police Department, Washington CAN!, City of Tacoma, Act1, Balfour Beatty Construction, AppleOne, Bellevue College, Bonneville Seattle, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Radio Disney, Salem Communications Seattle, Entercom Seattle, Northwest Asian Weekly and Many More!

Pre-Schedule all your interviews prior to attending! Don’t wait in line.
Just select your company and send your resume to
fasttrack@citycareerfair.com with WA in the Subject line.

Please Join Us. Open to the Public. Business Attire & Resumes Required. 18 + Over
Employers it’s not too late — info@citycareerfair.com • www.citycareerfair.com

Monday, July 14, 2014

GREEN Program on Sustainable Energy Accepting Applications

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. The short-term immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability and innovative industries.
  • Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals
  • Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects
  • Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience
  • Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals
  • Bridge the gap between traditional "textbook learning" and real-time industry insight
  • World-class "Bucket list" adventure excursions
  • Earn transferable credit with a transcript during our 8-10 day programs
Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program.
8-Day: Renewable Energy + Sustainability + Extreme Climate
  • World-class educational environment
  • Bucket list adventure excursions
  • Epicenter of renewable energy
  • Student driven innovation
  • Credit available with transcript
9-Day: Sustainable Design + Urban Regeneration + Thought Leadership
  • Crossroads of design and industry
  • Corporate, NGO, and Governmental collaborations
  • Fusion of global markets and sustainability
  • Credit available with transcript
10-Day: Water Resource Management + Sustainable Practices
  • Explore ancient Inca technologies
  • Evaluate Peru's natural resource policy
  • Implementation of water sanitation technology in the third world
  • Credit available with transcript
Casey Heier, Biological Systems Engineering, Stanford University:
"Every single student who is interested in the environment, renewable energy or sustainability should not hesitate for a second to attend this program. The world needs more GREEN Alumni"
Applications are rolling and competitive, there is not an application deadline. Let this be the year you become a part of a network of student change-makers and innovators. Have a life defining experience.