Friday, October 22, 2010

The Powers that Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond

Book Chat with Scott Montgomery, author of The Powers that Be: Global Energy
for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond

Thursday, October 28th
PoE Commons Room, Ground Floor Wallace Hall
3737 Brooklyn Ave NE

Drinks and refreshments will be served!

Radio Frequency (RF) Performance Engineer Intern/Co-op

Selected candidate will be assigned to provide assistance to Radio Frequency (RF) & System Performance Engineers with implementing new cell- site in the network and optimizing cellular network performance, customer trouble tickets resolution, daily network performance monitoring, network problem troubleshooting, drive testing, and related projects. The intern will be responsible for generating monthly network performance reports and generating RF propagations maps.

We are currently seeking candidates for 2011 internship/co-op assignments in Bellevue, WA. These are 4 – 6 month assignments.

Program Qualifications:

• Graduate student or undergraduate (junior or senior) pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering or related field
• Studies and career interest in wireless communications or digital communications.
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Demonstrated Leadership experience in work, extracurricular or school activity.
• US citizen or permanent resident status
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Team Player with good organizational and planning skills.
• Demonstrated ability to use and apply analytical and problem solving skills.
• Self-starter, ability with demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task.
• Strong interest in the wireless telecommunications industry
• Solid understanding of engineering concepts & drive to learn
• Able to work flexible hours and support night and weekend work as needed

Apply online at
Job posting ID 261919

Verizon at the Career Fair

Looking to be a part of something BIG ? Looking to put to immediate use your engineering skills and expertise? Verizon Wireless proudly has America’s largest, most reliable wireless network ~ bar none! Moreover, we want YOU to be a part of this technology excitement! Our goal is simple: To be the leading provider of wireless communications and information services and the recognized market leader. Our Network clearly speaks for itself. The talent behind our network is where YOU come in. We are a very fast-paced company; because our industry is ever-changing. That’s the fun and thrill of being an industry leader.

Start your Engineering Career with the best! Verizon Wireless is a great place to make that happen. We’re seeking Engineering students who are graduating between December 2010 and June 2011 for our Network Leadership Development Program. These are full-time positions that start with a dynamic 36-month rotational program that is designed to develop future leaders for our industry Network organization. You’ll rotate through different engineering functions (listed on back) gaining valuable experience in each.

Why the Network Leadership Development Program?
This highly interdisciplinary rotational program is intended to provide exceptional opportunities for new professionals and prepare them as dynamic technology leaders at VZW. This 3 year rotational program is designed to help the best and the brightest determine their future track, and hone their leadership skills through diverse work assignments and exposure to senior leaders and projects. VZW leaders and Human Resources partner to provide focus toward organizational exposure, which includes experiencing the depth of the Network and business practices. To achieve the utmost potential and success, flexibility will be fundamental. Being flexible to new opportunities and areas can only add credibility and advance skill and knowledge. NLDP employees can expect to relocate nationally at least once during their 3 years. Ultimately, the program's vision is to develop competitive leaders with the skills and experience to perform well in various roles and add team value rather than focusing on one specific function.

Initial interviews will be in Fall 2010. Final selections will be made by first quarter of 2011. The first day of employment can be expected for the final selected candidates in June or July 2011.

Program Qualifications:
• Bachelors or Masters degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering or Technology based fields
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 (Graduation date must be between December 2010 and June 2011)
• Demonstrated Leadership experience in work, extracurricular or school activity.
• Minimum 1 intern or co-op experience strongly preferred
• US citizen or permanent resident status required
• Mobility within the US until permanent assignment

Additional preferred qualifications:
• Strong interest in the wireless telecommunications industry
• Solid understanding of engineering concepts & drive to learn
• Long term interest in a management role responsible for leading a high performance Network team
• Proficient in office computer applications: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Able to work flexible hours and support night and weekend work as needed

What Network Rotations are Available?

- System Performance - Operations - Compliance

- Systems Support - Cell/Switch - Transport

- Project Management - Network Repair - Engineering

- Radio Frequency (RF) - Facilities - Equipment

- Construction - Real Estate

Please apply directly online at:
Network Leadership Development Program (Posting # 260499)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

UW Information School Graduate Programs Preview Day

Attend the University of Washington Information School's Preview Day to learn how graduate study in the information field will help you reach your personal and professional goals. You will:
  • Learn more about our Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Information Management and PhD in Information Science graduate programs
  • Attend a sample class by one of our faculty members
  • Get tips for the application process and find resources for financing graduate study
  • Speak to current students about their experience at the iSchool
  • Find out about career and research opportunities available to our students

November 6

Check-in: 8:30 am
Program: 9-12
Mary Gates Hall Room 389


The 20th Annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Conference

“Two Decades of Progress in Stride”
Saturday, February 26, 2011
8:30am – 5:00pm
UW Campus – Mary Gates Hall and CSE Paul G. Allen Center

This will be a day devoted to celebrating women in engineering and science

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pacific West Graduate School Fair

November 2nd, 2010
10am-2pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Interested in heading to graduate or professional school in the Pacific Northwest, California or Alaska? Then you don’t want to miss the Pacific West Graduate School Fair.

The year's fair brings local and national graduate admissions recruiters from programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Alaska to the Seattle campus to meet with students and alumni - just like you - to discuss and promote their Master’s and PhD programs. The Graduate and Professional School Fair is open to all students and alumni.

Visit us online to see a complete attendee guide, as well as information on ways to prepare. Questions? Contact the Career Center at 206.543.0535 or .

Programs registered to attend as of October 20th:
Alaska Pacific University
Antioch University
Bastyr University
California School of Podiatric Medicine
Central Washington University
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Eastern Washington University
Evergreen State College, The
Five Branches University
George Fox University
Gonzaga University School of Professional Studies
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Montana State University
Oregon State University Graduate School
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific University
Peace Corps
Samuel Merritt University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University Computer Science & Software
Seattle University Graduate Admissions
Touro University - California
University of British Columbia Graduate School
University of California, Los Angeles - Masters of Science in Engineering Online
University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES)
University of San Francisco Master of Arts in Sports Management
University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Washington - Bothell Computing & Software Systems
University of Washington - Bothell Education Department
University of Washington - Bothell Master of Arts in Cultural Studies
University of Washington - Bothell MBA Programs
University of Washington Aeronautics and Astronautics
University of Washington Cellular and Molecular Biology
University of Washington College of Education
University of Washington College of the Environment
University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington Department of Health Services
University of Washington Department of Health Services
University of Washington Division of Biomedical & Health Informatics
University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington Foster School of Business MBA Programs
University of Washington Graduate School
University of Washington Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington Information School
University of Washington Masters in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
University of Washington MEDEX Northwest - Physician Assistant Training Program
University of Washington School of Public Health
University of Washington School of Social Work
University of Washington Tacoma Education Program
University of Washington Tacoma Master of Arts in Disciplinary Studies
University of Washington Tacoma Master of Nursing
Walla Walla University School of Social Work
Washington State University - Interdisciplinary Design Institute
Washington State University Graduate School
Whitworth University Master in Teaching Program
Willamette University MBA Program
Wu Hsing Tao School of Acupuncture

Bioscience Career Seminar: " Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life." Thursday, October 21st, 2010

***Bioscience Career Seminar Series***

"Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life."

Rob Carlson, Ph.D.

*Refreshments and Snacks Provided*

Thursday, October 21st, 5-6pm, UW, Health Science Building
Room T-739 (T-wing)

Biotechnology is developing at a remarkable rate. Reading and writing DNA are both experiencing exponential improvements in cost and productivity due to advances in methods and automation. As of 2008, US revenues from the products of genetically modified systems were equivalent to approximately 2% of GDP, and were growing at about 15% annually. The future holds new drugs, treatments, fuels, materials, and crops, all produced using biological technologies.

Despite these rapid changes, the engineering of biology remains very difficult and typically does not result in systems with behaviors that are as predictable as airplanes, computers, or automobiles. A great deal of investment and effort is presently engaged in attempting to place biological engineering on the same footing. The promise of this project is great, as are the perils, and there is no guarantee of success.

For the schedule of future speakers and other resources check out our website:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Open House at Intel Labs Seattle

Monday, November 1, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

We invite you to visit and meet some of Intel's top researchers when Intel Labs Seattle holds its annual open house on the 1st of November from 3 to 6 pm. The lab is located on the 6th floor of 1100 NE 45th St, Seattle, three blocks from the main University of Washington campus. The open house will include posters and demonstrations of key research projects, opportunities to meet researchers, students and faculty, and refreshments.

Founded in 2001, Intel Labs Seattle is an exploratory research lab that is part of the Academic Programs and Research arm of Intel Labs. We are a center of excellence in Context-Aware Sensor-Driven Systems. Our researchers develop techniques that enable computer systems to be fully aware of their environments and to interact seamlessly with their users. We drive this agenda from a user-centered viewpoint, forming interdisciplinary projects, creating prototypes of novel devices and systems, and evaluating use in realistic settings. Our lab is based on an innovative model of industry-university research that includes a deep collaborative relationship with the nearby University of Washington, as well as Intel product groups. Our research staff is recognized as leaders in sensing and wireless devices, robotics, mobile networks and systems, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction.

During the last year, ILS researchers have worked on topics that include: sensing, vision and perception for context awareness; depth-cameras for 3D modeling and interaction; sensor systems that preserve user privacy; game playing robot manipulators; and wirelessly powered devices. This year's open house will display these projects and more.

Autumn Quarter Scholarship Workshops

Scholarship 101-Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

2:30 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, November 4, 2010, 120 Mary Gates Hall, Center for Experiential Learning
4:30 - 5:20 p.m., Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, 120 Mary Gates Hall, Center for Experiential Learning

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides University of Washington students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. Please Email your intent to attend with an RSVP to

Scholarship 201-Continuing Students - The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

2:30 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 2010, 120 Mary Gates Hall, Center for Experiential Learning
4:30 - 5:20 p.m., Wednesday, November 17th, 2010, 120 Mary Gates Hall, Center for Experiential Learning
3:30 - 4:20 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010, 120 Mary Gates Hall, Center for Experiential Learning

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. Please Email your intent to attend with an RSVP to

Masters Fellowships Available through Sandia National Labs

Sandia National Labs offers two different fellowship programs aimed at allowing top undergraduate students to pursue masters degrees on a fully-funded plus stipend basis, in exchange for a commitment to work for Sandia for an equivalent period.

The Masters Fellowship is intended for underrepresented minorities:

The Critical Skills Fellowship is intended for those in Electrical Engineering and other critical fields:

Looking for focus group volunteers to work with UW Registrars Office

The Office of the University Registrar (OUR) is interested in making the registration tools available via MyUW more useable and easy to understand. They are looking for student users of MyUW to participate over the next few weeks in a focus group and provide input for the upcoming video tutorial for using MyUW. This is an opportunity to tell OUR what you would like to see and learn in that tutorial.

If interested, please fill out the survey at If you are selected you will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days of your submission and selected participants will receive a $10 credit on their Husky cards upon completion of the focus group.