Thursday, August 28, 2014

Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (General Studies 391 D)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EE Position with RAM Mounting Systems

We’ve been actively looking for an electrical engineer and have a project going on right now with Samsung and could really use some help.  We’ve never had an electrical engineer on staff and now we really need one.  If anyone is interested in interviewing with us, we are a great local company that is growing fast here in South Seattle.  Feel free to contact me directly to discuss.  This is a great opportunity for someone.  You can see one of the products we need help with at

This is just one of many products where an EE with solid skills could be a huge asset for us.

Thank you for your help.

Best regards,
David Wilkinson
National Products, Inc | RAM Mounting Systems

O: 206-763-8361 | C: 206-228-8585 | F: 206-763-9615 |

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Seattle MESA Tutor Training Course Announcement

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle.  Starting this fall, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.

Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (  We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with Seattle high school students in math and science.

Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:
  • Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).
  • Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).
  • Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.
  • Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.
  • Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.
Register now for the fall MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle high school students in math. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections.  There will be two workshops opportunities offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. They meet three Wednesdays each:  Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm.  All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR? Maybe!  Our tutoring training program coursework can fulfill the Field Experience requirement for the ELS minor <> and may be considered as credits towards the Diversity minor <>.

Questions? Please see our FAQ at or email with specific questions.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Experience Photo Contest (UW Career Center)

We are excited to announce our first-ever student photo contest!  We are encouraging any UW student to take a picture of their “Summer Experience,” which can pertain to their internship, part-time job, travel, volunteer, job shadow, etc.  Students will then post their pictures via their personal Twitter or Instagram accounts, write a short caption describing the context of the picture, and include the hashtag #UWCCPhoto.   The contest runs from August 22nd-September 24th.

You can find the full details of the contest and how students submit photos here:, we are also tracking photo submissions here:   

 There will be prizes awarded as well!

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 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, 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

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

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:
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: 
Deadline: August 18

Questions? Contact URP Staff at