Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Opportunity: Innovating for Urban Social Change

Announcing a New Opportunity for Undergraduates!
NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change
Applications due June 12, 2015
Are you interested in working on important issues that face our city, nation, and the world?  Come work with peers and expert mentors to learn new skills and begin to develop solutions to urban challenges such as:
·         Equity and access to public space;
·         Youth and homelessness;
·         Public transportation as a public good;
·         How healthy are we?
·         Urban mapping of public services/What resources where?;
·         Big data for social good;
·         Access to job training and skill building;
·         What do we know about the air we breathe and the water we drink?
 NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change is a 2-credit workshop offered Sept. 25-28, 2015 on the UW Seattle campus, providing undergraduates from all disciplines an opportunity to learn from regional innovators and develop an interdisciplinary team-based idea of their own. See website for more information and a link to a brief student application. Questions? Email:

College of Engineering Peer Mentor Program

Who can be a Peer Mentor?
You! No prior mentoring experience is required, just experience studying engineering as an undergraduate at UW!

What’s the program all about?
Advisers in the College of Engineering are dedicated to helping students with any questions they have. But when it comes to learning about the student experience, who better for pre-engineers to talk to than engineering students themselves?

The Peer Mentor program connects first and second-year students with upperclassmen in engineering who have undergone similar experiences and can offer their student perspective and insight on a variety of subjects.  Having once been in their shoes, Peer Mentors are a valuable resource for underclassmen as they explore engineering majors, think about getting involved in clubs & organizations, consider doing research or an internship, decide where to live, contemplate studying abroad, etc. By being a mentor and sharing your experiences, you can help your peers be better informed to make their own decisions as they navigate their way through their undergraduate careers.

How does it work? What’s expected of Peer Mentors?
Peer Mentors complete short profiles which are posted on our website for students to browse. Students are able to search for and contact a mentor based on their interests.  If you are contacted, we expect you to respond in a timely manner. You and a mentee may choose to communicate by email and/or phone, or you may decide to meet in person; that’s up to the both of you.

As a Peer Mentor, you commit to providing your personal expertise to students who seek it out. You are not however expected to 'know all the answers', or assume the role of an adviser (that’s what we’re here for!). The focus of your conversations should really be on your experiences. We'll provide you with a list of resources to reference if need be. 

Peer Mentoring can be a small commitment or a larger one depending on your involvement and the number of students who decide to seek you out. You can always opt-out of the program at any time by emailing, and your contact information will be removed from the website.

How do I get involved?
First complete this quick catalyst survey: We’ll then get in contact with you with more information and to have you create a profile. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Fryhle at Thanks for considering this great opportunity to give back to your peers!

The Gut to Choose! - A discussion about diverse career possibilities

The Gut to Choose! 
Who are you? Who do you want to be?!

This is A diverse career panel
inviting gutsy speakers from different backgrounds to show you the possibilities in career paths, the courage to choose what you really want, and the perseverance to fight for it.

We also have several undergraduates from different disciplines to share their stories of struggles, dedication and inspirations.

Thursday, May 28th, 7-9pm
First Floor Common, HUB

––– Panelists ––– 

Wilson Mendieta
Wilson has had a broad performing career inclusive of concert dance, t.v., commercials, voice overs, and the Broadway stage. He now teaches at the University of Washington, and will serve as the Director of the Musical Theater Program beginning the Fall of 2015.

Molly Moon

Molly left her job as Executive Director of Music for America to start Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream, and now works to make the world better, one scoop at a time by advocating for worker’s rights, supporting local farms and spreading joy with delicious ice cream.

Geeman Yip 

Geeman left his job at a major computer company to create BitTitan. With his incredible vision and mission, great care of his employees and customers, BitTitan is now one of the fastest growing tech start-ups in Seattle.

Rachel Chapman 

Rachel works as an Associate Professor in the University of Washington Anthropology department. She is also an advocate for prenatal care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, women’s health and development.

Di Ye 

Di fearlessly quits her high-tech corporate job and steps into talent development as a professional life and career coach and entrepreneur. 
“Sometimes, a stop can be a fresh start for a bigger picture.”

More info

6/2 Freescale Truckstop @ UW Seattle & UW Bothell

We are thrilled to share that the Freescale’s mobile Internet of Tomorrow Tour will be at University of Washington, Bothell on Monday, June 1st, from 10 am – 4 pm and the University of Washington, Seattle on Tuesday, June 2nd, from 10 am – 4 pm. Stop by during these hours to see real IoT devices in operation today and understand how they will evolve across multiple technology areas like home, medical, cities and more.

The three-story truck contains 120+ demos from the smallest micros to complex network infrastructure. You can test drive data aggregators, ADAS, wearables, telepresence robots and myoelectric gesture recognition technology.

On the second story of the truck we have a training room where we will host several classes throughout the day.

10:30-11:30am – Getting Started with Kinetis using the FRDM-K22F (PC required)
1:30pm-2:30pm – Defining IoT and the ways to play in this space with Freescale

The sessions can only hold 10 attendees per class so please come early if you want to join as it will be on a first come, first served basis!

We hope to see you there!
Chet Kaufman
Freescale Technical Sales Engineer

Reagan Revisore
Freescale Technical Sales Engineer

Monday, June 1st
University of Washington, Bothell
Chase House Lot, 113th Ave NE
Bothell, WA

Tuesday, June 2nd
University of Washington
Husky Stadium Parking Lot E12
Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA

Class descriptions
Getting Started with Kinetis using the FRDM-K22F (PC required)
Have you ever struggled with the getting started procedure of a microcontroller and its tools? This demo will show you how to install Kinetis Design Studio, our free Integrated Development Environment, and Kinetis Software Development Kit (SDK) including source code files for all the peripheral drivers. From there, we will walk you through creating a project by leveraging these tools and peripheral drivers.

Defining IoT and the ways to play in this space with Freescale
Learn about the ways people are creating connected homes and environments, the technologies driving this innovation, and the sensors, low power microcontrollers, RF transceivers, application processors, and network processors from Freescale that can act as a foundation for everything IoT.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Webinar "How to get a job in China?"

• Getting a job in China: how to get started?
• Requirements (skills, visa, tax, social security)
• Who? What? How much?

Time: Saturday May 30th, 10am GMT-8 (Los Angeles), 1pm GMT-5 (New York), 6pm GMT+1 (London), 7pm GMT+2 (Central Europe) Duration: 1hour, online presentation + Q&A Software: There is no special software required for the webinar, only a web browser and headset. Registration: Please register before May 28th. Reserve your spot quickly. Webinar is limited to 100 participants. Attending is free.

About the organizing entity
: Hutong School
Hutong School was founded in 2005 in order to provide Western students, graduates and young professionals internships and Chinese language courses in China.  It is the only fully licensed Chinese language school under European management and is the school of choice for anyone who wants to study Chinese or find an internship in China.
In addition to being an exquisite language school, since its foundation, Hutong School also operates as an internship provider. In June 2012 Hutong School acquired Internship Network Asia, and has now the biggest network of partner companies in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu.
For more information visit:

About the lecturer: Ms. Laura Corazzi
Ms. Laura Corazzi
, Labour Economist and International Relations Manager of Hutong School, lived for almost 4 years in Beijing where she started as an intern in 2010. Before moving to Beijing she lived in Rome (where she studied) and London (where she obtained a certificate for higher education in contemporary dance). She recently relocated to Milan and is now in charge of Business Development and International Relations for Hutong School in Europe.

Engineering Innovation in Medicine Design Sequence Info Session Thursday, May 28th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Please join us Thursday May 28th on the 3rd floor of Fluke hall to learn more about the Engineering Innovation in Medicine course and design sequence available to undergraduate and MS engineering students.   This course is a great way to learn design and focuses on addressing critical challenges in health care.   Credits can be earned towards you Capstone course requirements or MS projects.  Hear about the 3 course sequence, how to get involved, learn about ongoing projects, talk to current students, and get a tour of the design space.   Food will be served.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Autumn 2015 Online Courses Available

Register now for autumn quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this autumn you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an additional online fee of $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the autumn quarter 2015 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW.  Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $120 fee and the group-start format. Please note courses marked with an asterisk which have a different fee:

ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
COM 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)
COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (I&S)
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)
DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)*
JSIS E 111: Elementary Modern Greek
LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)
MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW/QSR)†
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)†
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)†
MUSIC 120: Survey of Music (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)
MUSIC 331: History of Jazz (VLPA)
PSYCH 206: Human Development (I&S)
SCAND 270: Saga of the Vikings (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

*ESRM 100 online fee is $350

†MATH 124, 125, 126 courses have no additional fee