Thursday, October 28, 2010

Environmental Innovation Challenge info session TUESDAY 6-7:30! Food & Refreshments!

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge and Business Plan Competition Info Session
Tuesday, November 2
Johnson Hall Auditorium 102, 6-7:30 p.m.
Thinking about competing in the EIC and/or BPC this year, but aren't sure how it all works? Attend this info session to learn the ins and outs of both competitions and why you should compete. Food and refreshments provided!

Drop in earlier to hear
Environmental Innovation Practicum: SmartGrid - Is it "Smart enough"?
Peter Christensen (Battelle's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Tuesday, November 2
Johnson Hall 175, 4:30-5:50 p.m.
"Smart Grid" adds substantial IT "smarts" to bring digital intelligence, real-time communications, and control throughout the power system to operate the electricity-supply grid as never before. This is interdisciplinary work at its best--a cutting edge discussion of how clean-tech, engineering, policy, and business models are intertwined and why it's important to understand the implications of each.

Open to all
This event is part of EntrepreneurWeek, which is sponsored by the UW Foster School of Business Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Science and Engineering Business Association, and UW Center for Commercialization.

Harry S. Truman and Morris K. Udall Scholarships

The Truman and Udall Scholarships award students actively involved in leadership and service in their communities and on the UW campus. Eligible students can receive up to $30,000 for graduate school as a Truman Scholar or up to $5,000 for undergraduate work as a Udall Scholar. Each scholarship has a strong emphasis on the importance of leadership and commitment to public service.

Applicants for the Truman Scholarship must meet the following:
Attend an accredited college or university.
Be nominated by a Truman Faculty Representative.
Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
Be in the upper quarter of their junior class.
Access application information URL:

Applicants for the Udall Scholarship must meet the following:
Must be a sophomore or junior at time of application.
Have a college GPA of a

The 1st Annual Pre-Health Affair: Casino Royale!

Who: Pre-health students (and friends)

What: Semi-formal mixer, Casino Royale style

When: “Remember, remember, the 5th of November,” 8-11pm

Where: Walker Ames, Kane Hall

Why: For a post-midterms night of fun! Come meet the future health professionals you will eventually work with (or will be treated by)! There will be casino games, bumpin’ tunes, a dessert bar, drinks, prizes, and more!

For more details and to RSVP, please see the official event page:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LinkedIn Campus Event

University of Washington, feed your future with PwC and LinkedIn this Thursday, November 4th!

We look forward to seeing you at the event on Thursday celebrating LinkedIn's new career pathing tool sponsored by PwC at select campuses across the country. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to visit the PwC Career Corner and to help celebrate the launch of a career development tool that will help students from all backgrounds and majors discover and navigate their individual career paths while networking with professionals along the way.

University of Washington
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Mary Gates Hall Commons
1:00 - 5:00pm

The activity will provide students the opportunity to:
• Explore LinkedIn's new career pathing tool
• Connect one-on-one with professionals through the PwC Career Corner
• Sit down with professionals from PwC to review and discuss your resume
• Win prizes including t-shirts, LinkedIn Premium Accounts or an iPad!!

Remember to bring a clean copy of your resume for the resume review! And swing by for the small group discussions with a PwC Recruiting Team member and UW Career Advisor about a successful career search:
1:00 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm

For more information on the event, please contact the PwC Campus Recruiting Team at

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Position Available: Undergraduate Support Staff Pipeline Project

The Pipeline Project in the Center for Experiential Learning currently seeks an undergraduate student assistant to work 10 hours per week for academic year 2010-11. Compensation is $10.00/hour. This position is Work-Study eligible.

General Duties/Description:

  • Provide web, database, graphic design and other technology support for the Pipeline Project including routine PIPELINE website, online database system and Facebook updates.
  • Additional responsibilities include assisting in daily operations including the development, production, and distribution of Pipeline publication materials, office organization, program outreach, performing a variety of outreach functions for Pipeline events and projects, and front desk reception support for the Center for Experiential Learning.


  • Excellent for students who are already involved or interested in K-12 educational outreach.
  • Valuable for students who want to gain professional working experience and/or learn about student services in higher education.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.


· Experience with PC operating systems and applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat (preferred)

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, including Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS code
  • Knowledge of database management, including the use of tables, queries, and forms
  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail
  • High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including interest in learning new web page design and other technical skills

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience working with CSS code

The student will be working with the Pipeline staff with the direct guidance of their staff.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to: Christine Stickler, Director, The Pipeline Project via Word attachment to

Priority deadline for consideration is Wednesday, November 3rd.

Paid NASA Internship Opportunities

On Friday Nov. 19, 2010, the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium will hold an information session on summer internships at NASA Centers, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and our local private industry partners. Student from the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics are being recruited for these internships.

WHAT: NASA Internship Information Session
WHEN: 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010
WHERE: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 389
-Snacks Provided-

Former NASA/JPL and private industry interns will chat about their experiences and offer insights into the application and interview process. This year we will be joined, via Skype, by a Staff Scientist from the NASA Ames Research Center and a Program Coordinator from the NASA Johnson Space Center. They will give a short presentation on the opportunities their center provides and answer your questions.

We will also give an overview of local research internship opportunities that will open soon, see below:

- Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP):

- Private Industry in Washington State:

Tethers Unlimited
Woodruff Scientific Inc.

Monday, October 25, 2010


My name is Jocelyn McCurtain and I am the Director of UW Leaders this year. I wanted to contact you all and let you know of a special opportunity offered to UW Freshman, Sophomores and transfer students. UW Leaders is a leadership development program designed for students to not only build their own leadership identity but to create a close-knit community of students who are passionate about leaving their mark and make a difference on this campus. If you were involved with leadership in high school or you are looking to start now UW Leaders will give you a stepping stone into our student government on campus. UW Leaders not only offers weekly leadership development workshops but also incorporates quarterly retreats in which you can get to know and become friends with numerous student who share common interest and goals as you and wish to make our student government better with each year. You will also be paired up with an experienced mentor who either holds a position with student government or has made a difference in the greater Seattle Community.

To get more information and to check out this years mentors as well as past alumni please visit:

Jicamarca International Research Experience Program - JIREP 2011

The students will work with staff engineers and scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in neutral atmospheric and ionospheric science as well as radar/radio instrumentation and software development. Given its location, frequency of operation, and array system, most JRO's research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, JRO offers a good opportunity to get hands-on-experience on different aspects of radar systems, from changing the antenna connections, improving RF components of the system, to develop sophisticated acquisition and processing programs.

A side benefit of the program is that students will get to know Peru, heir to ancient cultures and rich colonial tradition. This program is offered to junior/senior undergraduate and/or first and second year graduate students and will cover the travel expenses (to and from Lima), as well as a reasonable stipend. Given that the Observatory is located outside Lima city, transportation will be provided.

* Application deadline: January 31st, 2011

* Decision: February 20th, 2011

* Starting date: Anytime after May 10th until June 20th

* Duration: 10 weeks

More information and application/recommendation forms can be found at or by contacting Angela Calle at

GO and Fritz Scholarships for Study Abroad

The Global Opportunities Scholarship provides funding for Husky Promise & Pell Grant eligible students to study abroad. The Fritz Scholarship supports Social Sciences & Humanities majors to globalize their education. Last academic year, we awarded scholarships ranging from $2,000-$5,000 to 150 UW undergraduates, many of whom had never traveled internationally before.

Students can apply directly through the website listed above.
The DEADLINE for winter & spring quarter programs is FRIDAY, November 5, 2010.

Global Opportunities Advisers are also available to answer questions and provide support with the application process. Please contact us for individual support and refer students to our regular drop-in hours at the IP&E office.

GO! ADVISERS weekly drop-in hours:

TUESDAYS 2 pm - 4 pm
Ethnic Cultural Center

WEDNESDAYS 10 am -12 pm
IP&E office, Schmitz Hall 4th Floor

This program is a partnership between:
Center for Experiential Learning
International Programs & Exchanges
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Call for Writing Tutors for Dream Project's Admissions Weekend

We are in need of writing tutors for Dream Project's Admissions Workshop Weekend. For any of you who are not familiar with us, the Dream Project is a student-initiated high school outreach program that partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students in Seattle area high schools to assist in the college admissions process. Our mentors work with students at weekly high school visits while learning about issues of educational inequity and social mobility.

One of the Dream Project's most important events is Admissions Workshop Weekend which will be held on November 13th and 14th from 9am - 4pm. Students from each of our thirteen partner high schools are invited to participate in information sessions from a variety of Washington colleges and universities. Many of our students complete entire college applications over the course of this weekend.

A critical part of the application process and this event is writing their personal statement. A good writing tutor can help a student produce a powerful, thoughtful, and polished personal essay. This year we are expecting over 650 high school seniors to attend the workshop. We would love to have you by our side helping students from local high schools apply successfully to college.

We are looking for people who:

* are comfortable working with high school students,
* can help students formulate their ideas into a strong college application essay,
* have solid writing skills, and
* have a general understanding of the college admissions process.

If you are not comfortable with volunteering as a writing tutor, please consider being a general support volunteer for the event.

If you're interested in committing to this effort, please go to the following link and register:

When you arrive, there will be a brief orientation and overview of what's required in an admissions essay on the morning of both days. I will send out an email later about the details of the meeting.

Not only do you get the rewarding experience of helping students access higher education, you will also get lunch!

If you have any questions, you may contact us at