Friday, October 8, 2010

Co-op Jobs for EE Students

Students are encouraged to contact us with questions about these jobs, logging into their account, or job search strategies in general. Just send an email to and we'll be glad to help!

Software Developer Co-op (Internship)
| Clearwater Analytics

GE Aviation - Systems Technical Co-op (Intern) | General Electric

Engineering Drawing Verification Co-op (Part-time) | Boeing Company

Co-op Electrical Engineering | Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Hardware Test Engineer Co-op | Cisco Systems, Inc.
San Jose,California | Research Triangle Park,North Carolina | Ottawa,Ontario

Software Test Co-op (Linux Systems Administrator) | Cisco Systems, Inc.
San Jose,California

Free Hands-on Introduction to Industrial Measurements and Control Systems Featuring LabVIEW and CompactRIO

When? October 11th, 2010 between 1 PM - 4 PM


University of Washington
Mueller Hall
Room 170
In Front of Roberts Hall at the Corner of Stevens Way and Mason Road
Seattle, WA 98195
For Map please visit -

Who can attend? University of Washington Professors, Faculty, Staff and Students interested in learning the fundamentals of Industrial Measurements and Control Systems Featuring LabVIEW and CompactRIO. This is a free session with seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

How to register for this event? Visit the following link and click on register now to get a seat in the session since seating is limited –

Join us for an exciting hands-on introduction to Industrial Measurements and Control Featuring LabVIEW and CompactRIO offered by National Instruments engineers here on the UW campus! LabVIEW is used everywhere on campus, including numerous classrooms and research projects, as well as in research labs and by numerous companies around the world. This is a good opportunity to get free, hands-on experience with the environment used heavily for data acquisition, signal processing, controls, and various instrumentation needs across UW and in the industry.

Topics covered in this 3 hour hands-on session include:

• See how you can use LabVIEW to ddesign control systems with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), real-time operating systems, and industrial I/O
• Learn hhow to develop LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA applications for better code reuse and easier debugging
• Use high-level graaphical programming to design your own custom reconfigurable FPGA hardware
• Conduct hands-on exercises with NI CompactRIO, iincluding data flow and parallelism, and network communication
• See hhow you can use LabVIEW FPGA for motion control, custom digital communication, and system timing and synchronization applications

Where do I download LabVIEW from? Visit - and search for "LabVIEW" or the link below

Seating is limited to 24, so we recommend registering only if you are sure to attend. Please forward this invite to University of Washington Faculty, Professors, Staff and Students who might be interested. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Engineering Interns Seattle City Light

Student Engineers – Seattle City Light
Anticipated Start: Fall quarter 2010
Application Deadline: 4pm, Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The internship program is designed to provide qualified candidates with meaningful work experience to supplement and enhance their academic programs. In return, the City derives the full benefit of the students' capabilities to assist in normal work activities and/or with special projects and events. Additionally, internships enable students to establish effective working relationships with professional staff, which may be beneficial to their future career development.

Types of internships
The number, level and content of internships vary each year. Most internships are scheduled for part-time work during the school year and full-time in the summer. Some internships are paid while others are unpaid and will be clearly listed in the description. The rates for the paid positions are based on the academic level of the student - Cooperative Education Intern (undergraduate level) and Municipal Government Intern (graduate level). Deadlines for applications are indicated in the posting.

Students will be considered for internships at the City of Seattle consistent with specific qualifications described in the internship listing.

Qualified interns are also:

* Currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree and in good standing at their college or university. Students must retain their status until the end of the internship. In some cases, students may be enrolled in technical, certificate programs in particular fields relevant to the City's business objectives. Students may work full-time during the summer without being enrolled; however they must be returning to school and pre-registered for the fall term.


* Considering a profession related to some aspect of the City's business objectives. Generally, interns should be advanced enough in their educational programs to have begun taking courses in a field related to their work at the City. However, in some cases previous work experience or education may substitute for their current academic program of study.

How to Apply

All internship positions are available on the Temporary and Student Internship Opportunities page. You may submit your application only when there are open student internship positions posted.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

UW Graduate Students: $5000 plus paid tuition available from Washington NASA Space Grant

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium would like to invite you to apply for our graduate fellowships. Awardees will receive tuition for Winter OR Spring Quarters, 2011, plus a $5,000 award.

Fellowships are intended to give you a chance to focus primarily on research projects required for your master's or doctoral thesis.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- US Citizen
- Washington Resident (paying in-state tuition)
- Pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)
- Current TA or RA appointment (this is negotiable and based on your circumstances)

Graduate fellowship applications are available at the following link:

The application deadline is October 18, 2010.

Mary Gates Scholarship Information Sessions THIS WEEK

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship

Monday, October 18, 5 p.m.


UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall room 258
Wednesday, October 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

UW Bothell, UW1-361
Wednesday, October 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. (covering both scholarships)

(For applicants in the midst of writing their leadership essays.)
Wednesday, October 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m., room 258 Mary Gates Hall

Mary Gates Research Scholarship

Friday, October 22, 5 p.m.


UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall room 258
Wednesday, October 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

UW Bothell, UW1-361
Wednesday, October 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. (covering both scholarships)

(For applicants in the midst of writing their research essays.)
Tuesday, October 12, 4:30-6:00 p.m., room 258 Mary Gates Hall

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Upcoming Student Focus Group: Tuition Statement

The University of Washington's Office of Information Management ( is seeking student participation and feedback on the tuition statement at UW. We're interested in putting together a few focus group sessions at the beginning of October with students about what works well, what doesn't work at all, and everything in between when it comes to these systems.

We are holding 2 sessions. Participants can select the session that best fits their schedule.
· October 27th from 12:00 PM-2:00PM
· October 27th from 5:30PM-7:30PM

Both sessions will be held in the UW Tower (4333 Brooklyn Ave NE). Specific room location will be shared in advance with participants after they select a date.

Not only will student feedback help modernize and improve existing systems, the responses will be part of building the Kuali Student project (, which is an initiative to implement "community source" student service systems. This is also an opportunity for students to participate in a research study and make a difference to the UW community.

Focus groups are structured conversations with 6 to 8 other people, which often last between one and two hours. There are open-ended questions that are meant to prompt feedback, moderated by one of the project team members to help enable a constructive dialog. Some sessions may have website modification prototypes or current system walkthroughs. Participation is completely voluntary and responses will be kept confidential by the research team.

We are looking for current UW students (undergrad, grad, distance, professional) from as many programs and disciplines to participate in one of these focus groups. The time commitment would be 1 to 2 hours at the beginning of October (must be available to come to the main UW campus in-person), and then ideally be able to participate 2 to 3 hours a month for a few months for follow-up feedback, though this is not required. If you cannot participate in October, but you might be available at another time, please let us know as well.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the team at Please feel free to forward this information on to any additional students who may be interested. We are interested in a diverse sampling of students as possible.

Teach for America Info Session

UW Info Session
Thursday, October 14th @ 4:00 PM
Sign up here for an email/text reminder!

Ask your questions to two Teach For America alumni: Justin Yan - Charlotte '07, Recruitment Director for Teach For America, and Stephanie Lin – Bay Area '07, Med Student, UW Medical School.

50% of students in low-income communities will graduate high school by age 18. Those who do graduate will perform on average at an eighth-grade level. You can change this.

Benefits include:

To learn more, visit or contact Justin Yan at, Maggie Harlow at, Charmi Ajmera at, and Brittney Patterson at

Center for Experiental Learning Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Information

(1) Register for Gen. Studies 391: Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry
SLN 14266 Section D ! Wednesdays 12:30-1:20 ! OUGL 220 ! 1 credit !
Public Welcome!!!

Looking for a one-credit course that sheds light upon cutting-edge
research at the UW? Research Exposed introduces you to current and
exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including how
faculty come up with research ideas, what methods they use to explore
research questions, and how undergrads can become involved in the
knowledge-making process. This 1-credit course is open to all
students--no prerequisites required. For more information visit
for a complete list of autumn quarter speakers. There are still a few
spots left!

(2) URP INFORMATION SESSIONS & ADVISING: Getting ready to start research?
The Undergraduate Research Program information sessions let you know how
to get started on your search and help you identify resources available
for the undergraduate researcher. To register, please visit:

Autumn Quarter Information Sessions:
* Friday, October 08, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
* Thursday, October 14, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
* Friday, October 15, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Need a little more assistance? After attending an information session,
come in for one-on-one advising. Autumn Quarter URP Advising hours are
Thursdays 2-4pm and Fridays 11am-1pm or you may email us at
to set up an appointment.

Get involved in Research! We currently have many NEW research
opportunities posted from various disciplines and NEW & IMPROVED keyword
search capabilities. Visit to start your
search now!

We have highlighted a few here:

=> $$ PAID RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES with Northwest Fisheries (Apply by
this Friday, October 8)

=> Activating the Brain with Light

=> Immigration, Culture, and Health

=> NSF REU Research Fellowships at Friday Harbor Laboratories

=> Leadership, influence, and persuasion in organizations

=> Control of the YogaBot

(4) CONFERENCES: Share your work!

=> Posters on the Hill: The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will
host its 15th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.
Abstracts from a range of disciplines (Arts and Humanities, Biology,
Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science,
Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences) are invited to
participate. In order to ensure proper review of applications, the above
are the only disciplines that may apply. Should your research be
inter-disciplinary, please select the division that most closely
describes your research. Abstract submissions will only be accepted by
using the on-line submission form. For more information, and the link to
submit an application, please visit:
Please note that the University of Washington is an institutional member
of CUR, a requirement to submit an application.
Complete applications (the electronic application and the electronic
recommendation letter) are due November 15, 2010.

For more information about the Posters on the Hill program, please visit

=> If accepted to present at a conference, don't forget to apply for an
Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award to help with your
expenses. Visit for details
and application.

For a list of additional conferences and submission deadlines, visit

(5) $$$ FUNDING $$$
=> Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships
available to enhance the educational experiences of students in all
majors who are engaged in research with faculty. Autumn quarter deadline
to apply is October 22, 2010 by 5pm. To learn more about the scholarship
attend information sessions, visit:

=> NIH Student Information Session, Tomorrow/TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2:30-4
p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 191A (Gateway Center Conference Room)
Dr. Wendy Fibison, Director for the Office of Training & Diversity at
the National Institutes of Health, will be visiting our campus from DC
to talk to students about:
1) The INRO (Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities). Application
deadline for INRO is October 15th.
2) Undergraduate and Postbaccalaurate Research Training
Opportunities available through the NIH.
Please RSVP --

(6) Mark your Calendars! The 14th ANNUAL UW UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
SYMPOSIUM will be on Friday, MAY 20, 2011. Deadline to apply to present
your research will be February 21, 2010 by 5pm. Present! Volunteer! Attend!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Participating in a Assessing Muscle Fatigue Using Electrical Stimulation at the University of Washington

Currently, a study is being conducted at the University of Washington in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences assessing muscle fatigue associated with computer use by using electrical stimulation. We would like to invite you to participate in the study. The study is expected to last about 1-2 hours on the orientation day and 8 hours for the following four days. If you do decide to participate, you will be compensated $15/hr for your time.

During this study, we will attach surface electrodes to your forearm. On the orientation day, we will introduce you to the electrical stimulation methods and the overall protocols. On the control day, you will be asked to rest for the whole eight hours. On each day of the four experimental days, you will be asked to perform four 75-min specific tasks using a keyboard and mouse with three breaks: a 15-min morning and afternoon break, and 30-min lunch break, respectively. Between the tasks, electrical simulation and questionnaires will be use to assess your muscle fatigue. The electrical stimulation may cause discomfort, similar to “pins and needles,” tingling, or a sharp feeling like bumping the funny bone on your elbow. During the testing sessions you may watch movies or read, but you must not engage in any physical activity using your testing hand (i.e. using the computer, playing video games, talking on a cell phone, etc.).

Taking part in this study is voluntary. If you are 21 - 38 years old, right-handed and free of upper extremity injury, you are eligible for participation. If you are interested in participating in the study, please contact us by phone or e-mail and include the following information:

Dominant hand: Right ___ Left ___ Ambidextrous___


History of upper-extremity disorders? Yes ___ No ____

Contact information is provided below.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent by e-mail.

Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim
University of Washington
Industrial and Systems Engineering
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100; Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206)-543-4544

2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition

We are excited to announce that entry to the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition is open! I hope you will share this opportunity with those you think will be interested.

The University of Texas at Austin and Dell are searching for student social entrepreneurs to dream up ingenious ideas to change the world. College students worldwide are invited to enter the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition for a chance to win $50,000 to turn their ideas into a new business or nonprofit with a mission to change lives for the better.

The deadline to enter is February 14, 2011. Students can submit their ideas online at

Along with students, the public is invited to comment on, vote for and discuss the ideas in the online community forum.

The RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has awarded more than $200,000 in prizes to student social entrepreneurs since the introduction of the Social Innovation Competition in 2006.

Please let me know if you'd like materials to pass out to your students, and I'd be happy to send some along.

Peace Corps Info Session

Now is a great time to join the Peace Corps.

The University of Washington has been the top Peace Corps producing university for the last four years in a row, meaning UW has the largest number of alumni currently serving overseas! Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Want to learn more? Come to one of our upcoming events:

Info Session

Thursday, October 14th, 5:15 pm
University of Washington • Gowen Hall 201

Come listen to a returned Peace Corps volunteers from Uganda and Namibia, who will share their personal experiences, answer your questions, and provide tips to guide you through the application process.


Contact the UW On-Campus Peace Corps Rep: Erin Larsen-Cooper
Office 134 Mary Gates Hall
Hours Mondays 9:00am to 1:00p.m. • Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone 206.543.0535