Monday, January 26, 2015

UW Electrical Engineering Info. Session: Daytime Graduate Programs

Are you an Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences undergrad interested in graduate school in Electrical Engineering? Please join us to learn more about the daytime MSEE and PhD in EE graduate programs. Current EE graduate students and advisors will be available to answer questions!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5pm
Electrical Engineering Building, Room EEB 303

Learn about:
·        Admissions
·        Master’s vs. Ph.D.
·        Degree Requirements
·        Research Groups
And more!

Scholarship search and application workshops this week at UW Seattle!

Our website details additional future workshop dates beyond this week. As always, we are so very grateful for your help and efforts in sharing this information with interested students!

THIS WEEK: Scholarship search and application workshops from the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Getting Great Recommendation Letters
·         TODAY, Monday, January 26, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.

Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
·         Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.  

Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships
·         Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171 
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
·         Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171 
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.


ESRM 320: Marketing and Management >From a Sustainability* Perspective (
ESRM 320 is an introductory business course designed for non-business majors. It has NO prerequisites, offers NW and I&S, and is 5 credits. We cover the basics of marketing and human resource management with sustainability *  (environmental and social responsibility) woven throughout the course. THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE that meets in person only three times: 4:30-6:50 pm, on Tuesday, March 31 (course introduction), Tuesday, May 5 (midterm exam), and Tuesday June 2, (final exam), in 223 Anderson Hall.
ABOUT 320...
For-profit companies and non-profit organizations use marketing and human resources to create and deliver products, services, and ideas. This course explores: 1) business practices that are aligned with environmental stewardship and social responsibility standards; 2) the concepts and models of a market orientation; 3) how markets are researched and targeted, and products positioned, to meet consumer needs; 4) creating and pricing products, developing distribution channels, and implementing promotion campaigns; 5) managerial and leadership skills and styles; 6) how companies motivate employees and develop human capital; and 7) methods for recruiting, selecting, training, and evaluating employees. * Sustainability refers to integrating environmental, social, and financial/economic elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. This course explores the meaning and importance of sustainable business practices that respect and adhere to best environmental science methods and ethical social responsibility standards. The context for this exploration will be reviewing corporate sustainability reports.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain the vocabulary, concepts, and models of marketing, human resources, and sustainability
2) Summarize how a market orientation and commitment to sustainability can enhance customer and employee satisfaction
3) Describe how consumer markets are segmented, targeted, and products positioned to satisfy individual, government, and business consumers’ wants and needs
4) Define managerial and leadership styles and theories of motivation, persuasion, and influence
5) Summarize the human resource process of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees
6) Investigate and interpret corporate environmental and social responsibility information provided in corporate sustainability reports.
This is a link to the ESRM 320 course website, which is open to all UW students who want more course information before they register:

Job and Internship openings in Advanced Imaging Group at Dolby (Embedded Systems)

Dolby Laboratories creates technologies that enhance the entertainment experience. We are looking for Embedded Systems Engineers in the Advanced Imaging Group at Dolby.  On this team you will revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide on PCs, gaming consoles and mobile devices. To do that, we need the absolute best talent, including insatiably curious engineers and scientists. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.The qualified candidate will develop novel image/video processing and video compression technology that enables the next generation of Dolby technologies.

The role will involve:
  • Developing software that enables the next generation video technologies created by Dolby.
  • Working closely with Research group to develop proof of concept platforms, SDKs, plug-ins for external products, etc.
  • Engage in software development, mapping complex processing power intensive algorithms to existing  decoder platforms, writing test procedures, interacting with customers, etc.
  • Analyzing break through video concepts developed by research and provide feedback to research on the specifications and other technical documentation.
  • Comprehension of reference code from research team with in-depth understanding of each module.
  • Analyzing and understanding the system architecture of the TV SoCs, gaming consoles, STB architectures, etc. supplied by partner companies and create high level design to map the Dolby technologies on their products.

Application Details:
Apply by sending your resume to or at

Friday, January 23, 2015

Triangle STEM Fraternity

Greetings electrical engineers,

My name is Jared Osterli, and I am a senior in your EE department.  I am currently leading an effort to start a Triangle Fraternity chapter, the brother organization to the Phi Sigma Rho Sorority, at UW.  The organization will focus on professional development and networking for men in the UW College of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences, and College of Built Environments.  I would very much like to extend an invitation to the men in my own department. 

Please feel free to send me an email at to discuss your interest in becoming a Founding Father of the Triangle Fraternity at UW.  Let me know if you have any questions.
In the meantime, please like our Facebook page, or take a look at our website.

Spr 15 course on space, place & data

GEOG 526: Geospatial Data Analysis
Spring Quarter 2015
Monday 2:30 to 5:30
​sln 14665​

Professor Suzanne Davies Withers
Department of Geography
Smith 012
Phone: 206-616-9064

Course Overview

This course provides a conceptual and practical introduction to spatial data analysis and geographic information systems in geographic research. The goal is to provide a practical understanding of the application of spatial data analysis to geographic problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the appropriate selection of methods to analyze geographic data, procedures for research design, and interpretation of research findings. Students will gain practical experience through assignments that require the application of spatial data analysis to specific geographic research questions using statistical and GIS software. Topics include fundamental spatial data analysis such as buffers, overlay and distance operations, descriptive and inferential spatial statistics, spatial pattern analysis and spatial autocorrelation, global and local spatial measures, regression analysis and geographically weighted regression, kriging and interpolation, and agent-based models. No prior GIS experience required.
​ Open to seniors with permission of instructor.​