Friday, September 3, 2010

Work Study Position in HCDE

JOB TITLE Office Assistant
DEPARTMENT NAME Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)
JOB LOCATION HCDE Main Office, 423 Sieg Hall
HOURS PER WEEK up to 19 hrs/wk [ X ]
RATE OF PAY $11/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with daily activities of main departmental office, including reception, distribution of mail, copying and faxing documents, filing, and other administrative tasks. Periodically assist with space assignments and moves.
• Support for events, open houses, and receptions
• Fiscal support including matching BARs & receipts once a month, matching ProCard printout with receipts once a month, labels made for file folders, periodically pick up petty cash, assist setting up files

Minimum Qualifications:

• Knowledge of computer and MS Word and Excel software,
• Able to work independently; able to answer busy phones, take messages, and direct calls; and able to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Availability in afternoons, approximately 2-5pm, Monday-Friday

Educational Benefits:

• To obtain hands-on knowledge of working in an office setting;
• To become familiar with administrative and financial activities of a campus department;
• To gain experience planning events;
• Opportunity to work with students, faculty, and staff in an academic environment.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tracking Down the Port of Seattle's Trucks

2010-2011 Keystone Project
Environmental Management Graduate Certificate Program

Tracking Down the Port of Seattle's Trucks

Approximately two thirds of the freight that moves through the Port of
Seattle each day does so via truck. As trucks wait in line at gates and
roadways they emit greenhouse gases and particulate matter which contributes
to local air pollution. The University of Washington and the Port of Seattle
are hosting a two-quarter long Keystone Project during the 2010-2011 Fall
and Winter quarters to determine what steps can be taken to minimize the
impact of these trucks and better understand the trucks' travel patterns.
Using GPS data captured from individual truck's travel routings, as well
other data sources including surveys, a team of students will evaluate the
data to locate areas of inefficient operations, such as long waits in
queues, quantify bottlenecks, and identify regional travel patterns. Under
the guidance of Professor Ed McCormack (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
this team of students will use GIS software and other analytical tools to
evaluate truck data, gain experience, and learn about freight transportation
planning at the local and regional levels.


here to learn more about the program or to apply for this project.
Keystone Projects are designed for students in the Environmental Management
certificate program, however students can participate in Keystone Projects
for independent study credits. Please send all questions and inquiries to Students in Public Policy,
Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, etc should be sure to take advantage
of this incredible opportunity!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Energy Leaders Project

Americans for Energy Leadership -- one of the nation’s foremost energy policy think tanks and advocacy groups led by young people -- is seeking applicants for the New Energy Leaders Project, an initiative to empower young thought leaders and help redefine the national energy and economic agenda.

What: Selective program for young leaders to engage in high-level readings, writing, research, and discussion at the intersection of energy, economic, and national security policy.

Why: The previous clean energy and climate agenda has collapsed, and the United States needs a new generation of thought leaders to challenge conventional wisdom and reshape the next agenda.

Who: Graduate students, undergrads, and young professionals

Positions: Policy Fellows, Featured Columnists, and Contributors

When: October 2010 – February 2011

Deadline for applications is October 1st, 2010

Full description and instructions are attached and available online:

All applicants should have strong skills in writing and critical analysis, and have experience or education related to public policy and energy-related issues. Applicants should appreciate the role of government investment to drive innovation and economic competitiveness, especially in clean energy, and understand the limits of conventional environmentalism and market ideology. Additional skills and experience such as political organizing and other relevant areas will be considered.

Policy Fellow: Policy Fellows will engage in independent and original research to produce an individual or group report on energy innovation policy, in addition to related research memos. These reports will be published and publicly released by Americans for Energy Leadership, and potentially co-authored with other think tanks. Policy Fellows with research management experience will have the option of recruiting research fellows to aid with their project. They will have the opportunity to contribute periodic articles to the website as well. Applicants should work well independently, have some background in energy and economic issues, and have research experience related to policy. Applicants who have previously co-authored policy-related reports are preferred. Graduate students, young professionals, and upper-class undergraduates will be prioritized.

Featured Columnist: Featured Columnists will write op-eds and news commentary for the homepage, with opportunities for publishing and cross-posting in significant outlets. Columnists will write a 500-1,000 word article at least once every two weeks, including independent and suggested topics. These pieces will be generally consistent with AEL’s approach, and columnists with work on editing with AEL staff. Featured columnists will also be expected to help edit the writing of their colleagues. Applicants should have significant writing experience, preferably as a columnist, editor, reporter, or blogger. Applicants with a background in energy and policy-related issues will be prioritized.

Contributor: Contributors will receive a contributor account to write for the general AEL blog, with opportunities for featured writing on the homepage. Contributors are expected to write news commentary or op-eds for the blog at least once per month, and to engage in online discussion. Applicants should have relevant experience in writing, policy, and energy.

For more information, contact Daniel Goldfarb at

DO-IT is hiring student assistants

Department: DO-IT, College of Engineering
Job Title: Student Hourly Office Assistant
Location: 4545 15th Ave NE

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) supports people with disabilities to succeed in college and careers. We are hiring detail-oriented, computer-savvy, self-motivated undergraduates with excellent customer service skills and Macintosh experience. Duties include reception, office support, word processing, data entry, desktop publishing, and much more in a collaborative team environment. Experience with InDesign is a plus.

Work 12-19.5 hours/week. Shifts available Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-5:30PM. Must be enrolled for at least 6 credits and able to commit for a year or more. $10.50/ hr to start.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to build your resume, support people with disabilities, and work on campus for an award-winning program!

For a complete job description and application instructions, visit this website:

For more information, contact Linda Tofle, 206-221-4172,