Friday, December 17, 2010

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships: Winter Quarter Deadline

We are happy to announce that we will be offering a Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship application process during Winter Quarter 2011. The deadline is Monday, January 24, 2011, 5pm.

Information sessions are scheduled for:

Friday, January 7, 1:00-2:00, 120 MGH

Wednesday, January 12, 4:00-5:00, 224 MGH

Thursday, January 13, 1:30-2:30, 120 MGH

Application instructions, eligibility requirements and other details are on our website at:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Internship Opportunities with Apple

iPhone Camera Design Intern
The iPhone group is looking for a Camera Engineer Intern with responsibilities for evaluation, qualification, implementation and tuning of camera subsystems in iPhone products. Duties include research into both current and future camera technologies, working with both product design and electrical engineering to physically and electrically integrate the parts, tuning the solution for optimal image quality, and design of production line testing setups.

The applicant should be familiar with megapixel CMOS image sensor technology, lens selection and qualification, and implementation of camera systems in mobile products, and have expert knowledge of imaging algorithms (auto-exposure, auto white balance, etc). Experience with mobile communication products is an advantage.

Required Experience:
  • Pursuing a BS/MS EE or equivalent
  • Good fundamental EE skills
  • CMOS image sensor experience including interfacing and tuning
  • Knowledge of imaging algorithms (AE, AWB, etc)
  • Experience with prototyping solutions and camera bench testing methodology.
TO APPLY: Send resumes to

Antenna Intern

The iPod Engineering Division has a strong history of designing evolutionary consumer electronics that have touched millions and changed the way people listen to music. The iPhone is the next step in that evolutionary process.
This candidate will work closely with other RF and antenna design engineers, mechanical and industrial designers, and EMC engineers to integrate the antenna design in our products while focusing on the augmentation of some of their measurement systems. Specific responsibilities will include writing and verifying RF test and measurement software. Strong programming and communication skills are required.

  • BS/MS (in progress) in EE, focus in RF or Antenna a plus
  • Excellent communication skills required, both written & verbal.
  • Detail oriented - taking data, using Excel, and making meaningful tables/graphs/averages.
  • Programming experience with C, C++, ANSI C is a must
  • Experience with RF testing equipment is a huge plus

TO APPLY: Send resumes to

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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. To learn more about the UW WiSE program- visit

Employment Opportunity: Full Time or Co-­‐op Employment - Tethers Unlimited

Tethers Unlimited, Inc. is seeking to fill several openings for space technology engineers. Tethers Unlimited is an aerospace and defense R&D firm located in Bothell, WA. We are currently developing a number of advanced technologies for space and defense systems, including propulsion, power, deployable structures, on‐orbit manufacturing, and RF communications and sensing. Tethers Unlimited typically takes on projects that are out-of-the-box and extremely technically challenging, so to work here you must be creative, very hard working, and committed to producing the highest quality work. You also must be able to work efficiently both independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary team. Due to ITAR Laws, US Citizenship or permanent residency is required for these positions.
In particular, we are looking for engineers with experience in one or more of the following:
• Space mechanism design, prototyping, and testing.
• Aerospace composites design, fabrication, and testing.
• Additive manufacturing technologies and materials science.
• Design, construction, and testing of power and propulsion systems at scales relevant to small spacecraft. In particular, experience with fuel cell hardware is desired.
Proficiency with SolidWorks, Matlab, IDL, or RepRap software are desired. Simulation and analysis experience is a plus, but for these positions, aptitude for hands-on work with hardware is a must. For full-time positions, B.S. with 1+ years work experience or M.S. in ME, EE, Materials, Aerospace, or Physics. For Co-Op employment, in-progress advanced degree preferred, but truly exceptional 4th year undergraduates will be considered. Please send resume in PDF format (Resumes titled “Resume.pdf” will probably be lost in the shuffle. Put your name in the file name.) and cover letter to

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thiel Fellowship Announcement

I am writing on behalf of Peter Thiel and the Thiel Foundation, a non-profit devoted to promoting entrepreneurialism and innovation in science and technology. We recently announced a new fellowship called 20 under 20, in which we are giving 20 entrepreneurs under 20 years of age a $100,000 grant to not only explore their entrepreneurial ideas, but also to mentor with a wide range of companies, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and more. The application is due December 31, and is free for students. The website is

Peter Thiel was one of the founders of PayPal and one of the initial investors in Facebook. However, he has many other ventures, ranging from bioengineering to space exploration technology. He is also a managing partner in the Founders Fund, which is his venture capital arm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

iSchool Employer Connections Fair

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 1:30-4:30pm, Mary Gates Hall- The Commons

Come learn about internship, career, and research opportunities with great organizations, like Accenture, Microsoft, National Security Agency and many more! To see a complete current list of participating employers and their descriptions, go to, Take advantage of this opportunity to network with employers in the Information Science and IT-related fields. Hope to see you there!

A current list of participating employers –
Blink Interactive
Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton
City of Seattle - Dept Info Technology
Groundspeak, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Group
Microsoft Corporation
NSA (National Security Agency)
Pariveda Solutions
PNL National Laboratory, Secure Cyber Systems Group
Sno-Isle Libraries
Vulcan Inc.
Web Collective

EE - Engineering Co-op Opportunities

The following are the EE co-op opportunities available to you this week.

There are still opportunities with start dates in January 2011, so be sure to apply ASAP! Many students tend to stop applying for jobs as finals approach. Don't be most students...apply now!

*NOTE: if you are scheduled to graduate anytime before March 2011, you are not eligible to apply for co-op positions. Sorry!

OPANGA NETWORKS has an upcoming application deadline of THURSDAY, 12/9/10.

PMC-SIERRA, INC. has an upcoming application deadline of FRIDAY, 12/17/10.

University of Washington - Engineering Co-op Program has sent you the following jobs. Click on a job title to view the details.

Opanga Networks - Software Developer Co-op | Opanga Networks, LLC

Product Design Engineer | PMC-Sierra, Inc.



Software Clinical Applications Developer Co-op | Philips

Aerospace Electrical Engineering Co-op | Triumph Aerospace Systems Seattle
Redmond,Washington | Redmond

Note: To view these jobs, login to your University of Washington - Engineering Co-op Program account at

If you have any questions, please contact University of Washington - Engineering Co-op Program at:
(206) 685-0385