Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BS-MS Program Deadline Extension

We have extended the deadline for nominations to our BS-MS combined bachelor and master's degree students to August 15, 2015.

The BS-MS combined degree program provides early acceptance into our highly competitive MSEE program for those students with an orientation towards academic research that wish to take their education to the next level.  The BS-MS selection process is different than our standard graduate admission pathway: 
  • Interested students must solicit two nominations from UWEE faculty, one of whom will agree to serve as their research advisor.
  • Interested students must demonstrate a cumulative gpa above 3.7 for consideration, be a current UWEE student (Seattle campus only) and have completed through their third year of undergraduate study or 135 quarter credits.
More information about the program, including links to submit nomination packets can be found online, here: http://www.ee.washington.edu/admissions/bs-ms/index.html

Please let us know what questions you may have;  Bryan Crockett and Stephanie Swanson can assist you.

Monday, July 27, 2015

EE 501 - Radar Remote Sensing

I would like to invite you to take EE501 -- Radar Remote Sensing, this Autumn (SLN 22471).  It will be taught Tuesday and Thursday 2:30--4:20.

In the class we'll take a statistical signal processing tour of radar, including the radar equation (link budget), radar waveform designs for pulse compression, as well as some basic estimation and detection theory.   We'll work with real and synthetic data sets from active and passive radars.  We'll also introduce radar imaging through aperture synthesis an interferometry.

Prerequisite material: basic statistics (EE505), signal processing (EE442), and electromagnetics (EE361) are helpful.   Advanced undergrads are welcome to consult with me about taking this course.

Have a great summer, see you next Autumn,

John Sahr

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Environmental Studies Students Open UW Farm Stand Friday!

We here at UW Farm would like to announce the opening of a farm produce stand this summer, and we're inviting you to come join us and support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, along with great music, refreshments, and delicious seasonal recipe ideas.

Starting July 24th, the farm stand will be open Fridays from 4pm-7pm, in the Fisheries Supply parking lot at 1900 N. Northlake Way. We're right along the Burke-Gilman Trail and directly across from the Gasworks Park parking lot. Keep us in mind and we hope to see you there!

Learn more about the UW Farm:  http://food.washington.edu/farm/ 

Monday, July 20, 2015

TA Positions Available in Disability Studies

Course: LSJ / CHID / DIS ST 230 Introduction to Disability Studies
Lectures on Mon. & Wed. 10:00-11:20, and quiz sections on Tues. & Thurs.

Date available: Autumn Quarter 2015

Application deadline: Monday, August 3, 2015

General duties:

1.      Attending all lectures.
2.      Leading quiz sections (format will usually be discussion of readings and lecture materials).
3.      Reading all course materials.
4.      Holding office hours and responding to email from students.
5.      Grading all assignments submitted by the students in your quiz sections and maintaining grading records.
6.      Attending regular meetings with the instructor.
7.      Optional: prepare and deliver one or two lectures.

Hiring criteria: Graduate students in any discipline with a background in the academic field of disability studies are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to apply: If you are interested, please send a one page description of your experiences in teaching, research, and disability studies, your curriculum vitae, and the name/contact information for a faculty member who knows your background and skills.  Applications should be sent to Joanne Woiak at jwoiak@u.washington.edu by August 3, 2015.

Application inquiries may be made with: Joanne Woiak, Disability Studies Program, jwoiak@u.washington.edu.


These appointments are dependent on final funding allocation.

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For information: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html 
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), or dso@u.washington.edu.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EE 567 - Wireless Networks/3G/4G/LTE - Fall 2015

2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, 802.11, ... what are these, and what is next?

Find the answers to these and more in EE 567, offered this fall! (SLN 13422, MW 1230-220)

EE 567 this year will focus on fundamentals of cellular and wireless communication. We will discuss different concepts in cellular communications such as frequency reuse, propagation, multiple access, power control, handover, and traffic shaping and control.

After covering the underlying theory, we will look at two major systems in 2G including GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and IS-95 (or CDMA One). We will cover their historical development and limitations. With the goals of achieving higher data rates and more reliable data communications, we lead to a discussion of higher generation systems such as GPRS (2.5G), EDGE, and then 3G technologies such as CDMA2000 and WCDMA.

Wireless area networks (802.11 variations) and Bluetooth will also be covered.

Finally, we will talk about LTE and consider technologies for fifth generation networks coming online in the near future.

Prerequisites for the course are a basic understanding of digital communications and networks at the level of EE 506 and EE 565, or equivalent.

This will be an exciting course, a mix of theoretical foundations, and practical systems in use today. I hope you can join us.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


The College of Engineering will be hosting another summer season of kickball beginning Thursday, August 6 @ noon. We invite you to form teams consisting of staff, faculty, and students to participate in this fun tournament! The rules will be similar as last year’s; please see attached for details.

Please use this link to sign-up captains by department and choose your team’s color. Teams will need at least 8 players to participate, and they can be any combination of students, faculty, and staff. Not on a team? Be a floater! Also, if you would like to participate, but don’t want to play, please consider being a timekeeper/umpire. It is important that we have both these roles filled or else games can’t happen; sign-up using the link above.

The games will be held Thursdays between noon and 1 pm, with games lasting 30 minutes each. Games will be held on the upper Rainier Vista lawn.

Friendly competition between Departments is encouraged; unfriendly competition is discouraged!

There will be an awesome end-of-season celebration with food and beverages so stay tuned for details! Kickball was a blast last summer, let’s do it again this year!
The three coordinators for this tournament are Robin Donovan (robind3@uw.edu), Alex Llapitan (alex310@uw.edu) and Scott Rivers (srivers@uw.edu). Contact one of us with questions.

Friday, July 10, 2015

University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership 2015 Scholarship Application

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday. One of MAP's missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities.

Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:
  • Continuing UW student in good standing
  • Full-time student at the University of Washington, undergraduate or graduate/professional
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid
Completing the on-line application process includes two steps:

Step 1: Complete UWAA MAP scholarship application questionnaire at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jflowers/274495 (after submission you will receive a confirmation code and instructions for Step 2)
Step 2: Upload three scholarship supporting documents at https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jflowers/35882
  • One reference letter from faculty member, adviser, academic personnel, or community leader (signed reference letter must be scanned and uploaded by the applicant)
  • A one-page typed narrative describing the applicant's personal background, academic and career goals, financial need, commitment to diversity, and the applicant's involvement with campus and/or community organizations
  • Copy of UW transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable)
Additional materials will not be accepted. We will not accept phone calls regarding application status. Recipients will be contacted by telephone. Non-recipients will not be notified; if you have not been contacted within five weeks of the application deadline, you were not selected. However, the Office of Student Financial Aid will retain your application in case other scholarship funds become available. All information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship recipients must be available to attend MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) strives to maintain a close relationship with its scholarship recipients. Support of a diverse student body is at the heart of MAP's mission. Students are our future alumni; thus, MAP aims to support students and encourages your involvement in our programs.

Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or jflowers@uw.edu

Applications must be submitted by Monday, August 3, 2015