Friday, November 19, 2010

Employment Opportunities at American Traction Systems

ATS has the immediate need for the following Engineering positions. These are all permanent, full time positions located at our corporate headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida.

Hardware Design Engineer – Propulsion Systems

Hardware Design Engineer – Power Conversion Systems

Software Design Engineer – Motor Control for Propulsion Applications Using TI TMS320F28 series DSP

System Integration Engineer – Diesel Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Candidates must have experience with successful, on-time projects. Must be self-motivated, independent and willing to do whatever it takes to complete a project in a fast paced, skunkworks environment.

ATS is private, profitable American owned business founded in 1992. ATS is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries, medical benefits and a 401(k) plan for all full time employees.

Please contact Larry Machak for additional information (239) 768-0757

Information Session for HCDE Graduate Programs

Human Centered Design & Engineering is hosting an information session on our new Professional MS program, as well as two graduate certificate programs in Global Technology & Communication and User-Centered Design. Come learn about our graduate coursework in Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, as well as Localization/Globalization.

Our certificate programs can be completed separate of our Professional MS or within these degree programs as formal concentrations. Please join me to learn more about these programs.

What: Information Session for HCDE Graduate Programs
When: Wednesday, December 1st at 6PM
Where: Sieg Hall, room 420

Martine Technology Society Internships

The Marine Technology Society is looking for 5+ Student Interns to assist
teacher mentors and middle school student teams in designing and building
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV's) for the Pacific Northwest Regional ROV
Challenge. The Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition is open to
students of all ages, with a major focus on underrepresented middle school
age students. There are 19 regional competitions held all over the US and
Canada, as well as Hong Kong, Russia, Scotland and Iran. Each year the ROV
competition focuses on a new theme in order to expose students and educators
to the many different aspects of the ocean workplace and the scientific and
technological advancements that are taking place. Regardless of the theme,
the competition consists of the following components:

- Underwater mission tasks
- Technical reports
- Engineering presentations
- Poster displays

Students are not only judged on their technical and engineering scores but
also on their teamwork and ability communicate their ideas and experiences.
Our interns will work with the teachers to set up a mutually agreeable
schedule for time in their classroom (or other workplace) between Dec 11,
2010 and May 7, 2011.

Job Qualifications
- Comfortable working with electronics
- Good soldering skills
- Knowledge of basic physics
- Must have a drivers license and own transportation
- Must be able to pass a background check
- Must be available from 8am - 5pm on Saturday Dec. 11th

- $500 Stipend 40 hour minimum

Interviews will take place on Dec. 6-8 and training will take place on Dec.
9th at 6pm in the east high bay of the Ocean Sciences Building ("OCN" on
campus maps).

Please submit questions and resumes to &

Rick Rupan
Outreach Coordinator, Puget Sound Section MTS

Fritz Stahr
Chair, Puget Sound Section MTS

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Usability Testers Needed

EARN a $25 gift certificate by participating in a research study on and influence the future direction of online shopping!

• We are looking for people who would like to take part in a short study
(90 minutes or less) on Sessions will be held on Friday Nov.
19, Monday Nov. 22, and Tuesday Nov. 23.

• Qualified participates will be invited to the University of Washington
Seattle campus to share their opinions about certain online stores after
completing a few simple and fun web-based tasks. As an incentive,
participants who complete this study will receive a $25 gift certificate.

• Sign up today by filling out our short questionnaire
( to see if you
qualify, or email Alena at for more information about
this study. The information and opinions you share are for research
purposes only and will remain strictly confidential.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

$$$ for Prototype! Application Due Dec 12

If you've got a passion for clean-tech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to leverage your engineering background to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge can provide just the platform (and the funding!) you've been looking for.

For the UW EIC, interdisciplinary student teams will define a clean-tech problem, design and develop the solution, and work together to produce both a prototype (or proof of concept or computer simulation) and a business summary that outlines the market opportunity.
We have $25,000 available for prototype funding. In the Challenge on March 31, 2011, students will pitch their concepts and demonstrate their product/idea to a group of judges that includes technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors. Teams are judged on their prototypes, business summaries, and potential for impact. The grand prize is $10,000.

The College of Engineering has provided $25,000 to help teams develop their prototypes. The deadline for funding applications is midnight December 12, 2010! You can use this funding for purchasing materials to build your prototype, renting equipment, purchasing safety equipment, and hiring short-term work beyond your team's capacity. (You cannot pay team members).

We prefer to see requests between $1,500 and $4,500 but will consider both smaller and larger amounts. Funding will be announced by January 4, 2011 and is to be used by March 31, 2011. Any unspent development money must be returned. Who can apply? Any team with at least one engineering student can apply, but the application must be submitted by the engineering student(s). Please note: teams that receive funding agree to participate in the Challenge March 31.

Prototype funding Application

Key Dates for the UW EIC
Prototype Funding
Application due December 12
February 17 - Intent to Submit due
March 3 - Business Summary due
March 27 - 1 Page Business Summary and 1 PowerPoint Slide due
March 31 - Challenge pitches and presentations, reception and awards ceremony

Pam Tufts, UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 206.685.3813

Student Exchange Day Event--Nov. 18

Student Exchange Day--Thursday, November 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall Commons

The Office of International Programs and Exchanges and the National Student Exchange (NSE) program have created a Student Exchange Day event for UW students to explore their options for studying for a semester or year at one of our partner institutions. A wide array of international and U.S. options will be presented.

Many of these exchanges will be represented by exchange students from our partner universities who are studying at UW this quarter which provides a unique opportunity for students to speak directly with other students. Staff from International Programs and Exchanges and the NSE program will also be available to answer questions about program options and funding.

For a complete list of international universities that will be represented tomorrow click here

For a complete list of NSE participating institutions click here

Co-op opportunity with PMC-Sierra

Announcing: Co-op Job Opening
Apply now – this employer wants work to begin January 3.
To apply go to the Experience eRecruiting on the Co-op web page:
Questions? Contact us:

Job Title:
Product Design Engineer
PMC-Sierra is currently looking for Implementation Engineer COOP to join our Implementation Group based in PMC-Sierra's Design Services. As a member of PMC-Sierra's Implementation Group, the successful candidate will help with the development of methodologies and run synthesis and static timing for high-performance designs and contribute to PMC-Sierra's state of the art products. Work with design team members across disciplines (Logic, Circuits, DFT, Layout) to meet timing closure, area, power, and performance requirements. Our team uses state-of-the art synthesis and static timing methodologies and tools to verify large and complex SOCs/ASICs.

• Assist in Developing and executing implementation plans to synthesize, implement Design For Test, and/or close timing on complex digital integrated circuits at the block, subsystem or device level (100K to 10M+ gates), which are coded in VHDL/Verilog.
• Design, implement and maintain synthesis, DFT and Static Timing scripts using best-in-class methodologies.
• Learn to analyze log and report files to ensure the tools are getting the required results and make adjustments to the scripts to get the required results within the scheduled milestones.
• Communicate regularly with the project teams world-wide to resolve issues, communicate status and solve technical problems.

This position requires at least a junior or senior standing and registered in the Electrical or Computer Engineering departments.

• Willing to work hard and learn ASIC development
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Must be able to work in a team environment
• Excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Good software and scripting skills a plus
• Verilog/VHDL/PERL/TCL language knowledge a plus

About PMC
PMC-Sierra®, the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, offers its customers technical and sales support worldwide through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia. PMC-Sierra provides semiconductor solutions for Enterprise Storage, Wide Area Network Infrastructure, Fiber To The Home, and Laser Printer/SMB NAS markets. The Company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol. For more information, visit

PMC-Sierra will subsidize your co-op fees for the Winter 2011 quarter if you are enrolled in an official co-op program. If you qualify, PMC-Sierra may also offer you relocation assistance.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship Winner Announced

The third round recipient of the AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship Fund has been selected.

We would like to congratulate Fausto Morales of MIT!

The next winner will be selected in December. If you have not already applied for the scholarship, please visit the link below to apply:

2011 Bonderman Fellowship

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2011 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. Graduate students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs), undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma's Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.

David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight or more months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2011. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions. Due to space limitations you must RSVP for these sessions at

· Monday, November 29, 2010, 12:30 p.m. in Electrical Engineering Building (EEB 45)

· Wednesday, January 5, 2011 4:30 p.m. in the Smith Hall (Smith 102)

· January, TBD

Applications are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, January 31, 2011. Please carefully review the guidelines at the below web sites, as well as the instructions and the application. We look forward to talking with you about this remarkable opportunity and to receiving your application.


The University Honors Program The Graduate School

Seeking Undergraduate Researchers who Want to Make a Difference! - Apply by Nov. 29

Are you an Undergraduate Researcher who wants to make a difference for other students on campus? APPLY by NOV. 29 to be an UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH LEADER!

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists from all disciplines to be student leaders for the 2010-11 academic year. Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) will be pivotal in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergrads in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). The URL time commitment will be flexible, 1-2 hours/wk on average and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

URL Responsibilities:
-> Represent undergraduate research at the UW
-> Assist URP with student-focused outreach and program events and materials
-> Participate in tabling events, workshops, panels, and the annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
-> Partner with URP staff and other URLs to propose and conduct a student-led project
-> Attend an initial orientation and training and quarterly gatherings with URP staff

URL Benefits:
-> Opportunity to make an impact on the educational experience of your peers and to make a difference for future undergraduate researchers
-> Invaluable outreach and leadership experience for Resume/CV building
-> Developing your leadership potential by organizing and participating in outreach events
-> Professional development workshops
-> Practicing your public speaking by talking about and promoting undergraduate research to student groups
-> Networking with students, faculty, and staff on and off campus
-> Receive a nifty URL sweatshirt and professional and personalized nametag

URLs will be selected based on recommendation and interest. URLs must be current UW undergraduates or 2009-10 graduates involved in research, scholarship or creative activities. The URL application and requested materials are attached and also on our website at:

Application DEADLINE: Nov. 29, 2010

Questions? Contact the staff of the Undergraduate Research Program at