Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Veteran's Career Fair

Hire America's Heroes
Qwest Field Event Center
Saturday, February 5, 2011
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Web Developer Student Position

The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Clinical Trail Center seeks a STUDENT WEB DEVELOPER to join our team to help improve existing or implement new functionality for our web-oriented software system. Our software is a key part of a medical research project that aims to help save lives. The users of our site are the clinical staff at the UW Clinical Trials Center and staff at participating sites in cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Projects will be assigned based on your existing skills and interests as well as the importance and urgency of the projects. If desired and depending on arrangements with your department, work here may count for capstone project credits, independent study credits, or other project-oriented credits.

This is a good opportunity for students to get experience in a real-world environment and gain an edge when applying to jobs in the summer or after graduation. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome to apply.Â

Hours and Salary:
* Hours are flexible. We need students to commit to a schedule that's in the range of 25hr-40hr/wk
* Students should commit to at least 2 quarters, and we prefer longer commitments
* Pay will be based on experience, roughly ranging from $12 to $18 per hour

What the applicant can expect to learn while working here:
* Database-driven web application (Perl, Mason, HTML, CSS, Javascript,
* Software engineering best practices (project planning, design
documents, bug-tracking, source control, etc.)

* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Basic programming proficiency

Experience in the following is a plus:
* Web programming related technology (Perl, PHP, ASP, Python,
HTML/CSS, Javascript, AJAX, etc.)
* Software engineering methods (project planning, design documents,
bug tracking, source control, usability testing, etc.)
* Usage of relational databases (MySQL, MSSQL, Access, etc.)

To apply, please send resume to Art Kerr,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2011 Student Airborne Research Program

NASA is sponsoring the 2011 Student Airborne Research Program after the success of SARP in 2009 and 2010. The National Suborbital Education and Research Center at the University of North Dakota organizes the program for NASA. The program gives a total research experience to the students starting with lectures from university research faculty and NASA staff on all aspects of airborne research, hands on experience with airborne instrumentation, flight experience on a research data flight, sample and data analysis, and preparation and presentation of their research results. The 6 week program will be run from two locations in California, the University of California at Irvine campus and the NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA. The 2010 program included 29 students from 24 universities from all areas of the country. Three outstanding student presentations were selected for presentation at the NASA booth at the 2010 American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA this December.

The SARP 2011 flier can be accessed at along with the application materials. Please direct any additional questions on the program to

2011 ESMD Space Grant Systems Engineering Paper Competition

NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is inviting teams of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the country to participate in the fifth annual systems engineering paper competition. Papers should relate to one of the following areas: Ground Operations, Lunar and Planetary Surface Systems, Propulsion, and Spacecraft.

The deadline to register for the competition is March 7, 2011 and papers are due on March 21st. The winning teams will be announced in April. Awards include up to $3500 in cash scholarships and invitations to attend a future launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

The competition is designed to engage and retain students in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines critical to NASA’s missions.

For information about the competition and how to register, visit:

Contact Diane Ingraham at for further information.

Monday, November 8, 2010

NASA - Graduate Student Opportunities

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
(NESSF) Program

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship
proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science
Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2011-2012
academic year. This call for fellowship
proposals solicits applications from
accredited U.S. universities on behalf of
individuals pursuing Master of Science
(M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth
and space sciences, or related disciplines.
The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued
training of a highly qualified workforce in
disciplines needed to achieve NASA?s
scientific goals. Awards resulting from the
competitive selection will be made in the
form of training grants to the respective

The deadline for NEW applications is February
1, 2011, and the deadline for RENEWAL
applications is March 15, 2011.

The NESSF call for proposals and submission
instructions are located at the NESSF 11
solicitation index page at - click on
"Solicitations" then click on "Open
Solicitations" then select the "NESSF 11"
announcement. Also refer to ?Proposal
Submission Instructions? and ?Program
Specific Questions? listed under ?Other
Documents? on the NESSF 11 solicitation index

All proposals must be submitted in electronic
format only through the NASA NSPIRES system.
The advisor has an active role in the
submission of the fellowship proposal. To
use the NSPIRES system, the advisor, the
student, and the university must all
register. Extended instructions on how to
submit an electronic proposal package are
posted on the NESSF 11 solicitation index
page listed above. You can register in

For further information contact Ming-Ying
Wei, Program Administrator for NESSF Earth
Science Research, Telephone: (202) 358-0771, or Dolores Holland, Program
Administrator for NESSF Heliophysics
Research, Planetary Science Research, and
Astrophysics Research, Telephone: (202) 358-
0734, E-mail:


*2011 RASC-AL Competition*

NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace announce the 2011 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Competition. RASC-AL is a design project competition aimed at university-level engineering students.

The RASC-AL contest challenges participants to design projects based on real NASA projects. Participants can choose from four different themes. These design projects potentially could be implemented by NASA.

Interested teams are requested to submit a notice of intent as soon as practical, and teams must submit an abstract for their proposed project by *Feb. 4, 2011*. The RASC-AL Steering Committee of NASA and industry experts will evaluate the proposals and select as many as ten undergraduate and five graduate teams to compete against each other at a forum in June 2011 in Florida.

The RASC-AL competition is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in engineering or science at an accredited university. University design teams must include one faculty or industry advisor with a university affiliation and two or more undergraduate or graduate students. A group of universities may also work in collaboration on a design project entry. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

For more information about this competition, visit
If you have questions about this competition, please contact Shelley Spears at

Job opening at Cypress Semiconductor

Our job descriptions and postings can be found at:

FREE Graduate School Admissions Information GRE/GMAT Seminar

Sandweiss Test Prep will be offering free GRE/GMAT seminar covering all you need to know about the GRE/GMAT, the Graduate School admissions process and how our company can help you prepare for both.
For those considering applying to graduate school, this is an excellent chance to talk with Steve Sandweiss - a highly experienced GRE/GMAT teacher and admissions expert, about effective strategies for getting in to Graduate School, preparation time lines, the GRE/GMAT exam and, most importantly, how he can help you achieve your goals effectively and economically!

This event is free and there is no obligation to sign up for any of our services.

Monday, December 6th from 6 - 7pm

Our Seattle office is located near the U Village at 4540 Union Bay Place NE, Suite 209. Click on the link to see a map of the location. Our office is on the top floor in the north east corner of the building.
Please register for this event on our website or by emailing or calling us. It's free to register and we will not use your details for marketing purposes or pass them on to a third party. Phone: (206)-417-5050

Student Employment Opportunity in the UW Information Technology Service Center

The UW Information Technology Service Center is currently hiring for training beginning November 22, 2010. We are looking for students with a passion for technology and helping others, to provide customer support for over 80,000 University of Washington students, staff, faculty, and affiliated customers. We provide tier-one computing and communications support answering technical questions, assisting with account administration, and routing callers to University departments, faculty, and staff.

Students should have a desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds, be able to analyze, diagnose, and troubleshoot simple to complex technical computing issues as well as be able to solve problems on their own.

Student employees provide first-level support via phone, email, and in person for University systems.

Gain Experience:
Students build customer service, technical, and computing experience in a professional office environment. Opportunities are available to gain leadership experience, expand programming skills, and work on projects to enhance their resume or portfolio. After graduating, several of our student employees have become employed by highly competitive companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and the University of Washington.

We offer flexible scheduling where students are able to work 10 to 19.5 hours a week while in class. During the summer quarter and quarter breaks, students are able to work up to 40 hours per week.

Our office is located at the UW Tower on the corner of NE 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue NE. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm and on Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm.

Online Applications:
Applications are accepted year-round via our online application. No phone calls please.

To view the full job description and submit an application online, please visit:


We would like to invite you to join the Climate Justice Seminar this coming winter quarter. Below is a description and a link to the seminar application. We would appreciate it if you could share the seminar's information with as many people as possible. Thank you.

The law school is offering a unique multidisciplinary seminar on Climate Justice this winter and spring quarters. Jeni Barcelos and Jen Marlow, Co- Executive Directors of the law school'
s Three Degrees Project ( will teach the course, along with David Battisti, Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences, and two graduate teaching fellows.

For the winter quarter, the course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-
10:20 a.m. at the law school. For the spring quarter, the course will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the law school, with significant time devoted to outside group work.

The Climate Justice Seminar is open to 25 graduate and professional students from across the University of Washington (application attached). The goal of the course is to examine predicted climate futures in locations around the globe where climate change is likely to harm disadvantaged populations, and to understand the limitations and strengths of international and domestic legal and policy systems to alleviate these impacts.

The winter quarter will focus on global climate-related impacts to health, food and water, security, equity and justice. The spring quarter will follow a clinical model of project-based work, where a select group of students and faculty will work directly with communities impacted by the climate crisis to create climate adaptation assessments and apply corresponding legal and policy tools to further climate justice goals.

Students will work in multidisciplinary groups and be advised by the team of core faculty. All students must agree to participate in the winter quarter, but enrollees may opt-in or opt-out of applied project work for spring quarter (winter quarter, 3 credits; spring quarter, 0-
3 credits).

All applications must be e-mailed to by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
If you have questions in the interim, please contact the seminar'
s Teaching Fellows Erin Burke (Earth and Space Sciences) or Shailee Sztern (Evans School of Public Affairs) at:

Application link:

Winter 2011 Academic Achievement Courses

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON’S ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM is offering three different sections Winter Quarter 2011 titled, “Genetic Engineering: Moral and Ethical Issues”, “Immigration and Higher Education: What is an American?” and “Race, Class, and Gender in the Sports Media”. These courses are great for freshmen, sophomore, and transfer students who are interested in improving their academic performance. Through these courses, students will be presented with interesting course material and will learn strategies to improve their note-taking, essay writing, reading, and study skills. As a part of the course, students will meet with a tutor-mentor three hours per week to work on class assignments and learn about university resources.

General Studies 101 B: Genetic Engineering: Moral and Ethical Issues
SLN 13929
3 credits, numerically graded
Class meets on Tuesdays 11:30AM-1:20PM
Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week

General Studies 101 C: Immigration and Higher Education: What is an American?
SLN 13930
3 credits, numerically graded
Class meets on Wednesdays from 11:30AM-1:20PM
Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week

General Studies 101 D: Race, Class, and Gender in the Sports Media
SLN 13931
3 credits, numerically graded
Class meets on Tuesdays 7:00PM-9:00PM
Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week