Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Space Remaining! - Great 1-Credit Research Exposed Course

ENROLL IN GEN. ST. 391:Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry
SLN 14008 Section D ! Wednesdays 12:30-1:20 ! OUGL 220 ! 1 credit

Looking for a one-credit course that sheds light upon cutting-edge research at the UW? Research Exposed Lecture Series introduces you to current and exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including how faculty come up with research ideas, what methods they use to explore research questions, and how undergrads can become involved in the knowledge-making process. This 1-credit course is open to all students--no prerequisites required.

For more information and to check out the speaker lineup for Winter 2012, visit:

Questions? Contact the staff of the Undergraduate Research Program at urp@uw.edu

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Guaranteed Scholarships for Spring DC Internships, Dec 29 Webinar

As fall quarter ends and the holidays approach, have you considered your plans for the new year? Perhaps you'd be interested in spending the spring quarter as an intern in the nation's capital?

If you apply and are admitted to The Washington Center's spring internship program in D.C. and if you are a Washington resident, you will receive a minimum scholarship of $3,000 to substantially defray the cost of attending. If you are not a WA state resident, you will receive a minimum scholarship of $1,000, and you should find that the cost of a quarter in D.C. actually is comparable to (or even less than) what you would pay to stay at UW. (Please note that applicants to the Postgraduate Professional Development Program will not be eligible for these awards at this time.)

Financial assistance above these minimums is available--UW applicants will be given priority consideration upon acceptance. In addition to the internship, TWC's evening course and supplemental programming will help you to grow professionally, academically, and personally.

At UW, program participants enroll in 15 credits of Pol S 498 - Washington Center Internship. Financial aid recipients are still eligible for their aid, and the quarter spent in D.C. will still help you advance toward graduation.

If you would like to learn more, TWC is hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 29 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please RSVP at: http://www.twc.edu/online-information-session. Information is also available on TWC's website at www.twc.edu. If you have questions you are welcome to contact Meera Roy, UW's liaison to TWC, at meroy@uw.edu or 206-543-9456, or Reid May, Program Coordinator at The Washington Center, at Reid.May@twc.edu or 202-238-7702. All applications must be approved by Meera prior to submission.

The spring quarter deadline is soon, January 13, but extensions will be granted as needed.

If you would like to apply for another quarter, upcoming application deadlines are:
 * Summer 2012, Competitive*: 2/17/12; Regular: 3/16/12
 * Autumn 2012, Early**: 1/20/12, Competitive*: 5/4/12, Regular: 6/15/12
 * Spring 2013, Early**: 5/21/12, Competitive*: 10/12/12, Regular: 1/11/13
        * Deadline for eligibility for most scholarships
       ** See http://www.twc.edu/internships/dates-and-deadlines/early-deadlines for the list of organizations that require applications by the early deadline.

The spring deadline is quickly approaching, so we hope that you will either participate in the webinar or contact Meera or Reid soon.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Engineering Professional Portfolio Studio

All current and prospective engineering majors* are encouraged to enroll in a one-credit course next quarter, in which you will produce a portfolio that communicates your preparedness for professional engineering. (*All engineering and comp. sci. students are invited to enroll. Pre-major undergraduates intending to major in engineering or comp. sci. are also welcome.)

Engineering Professional Portfolio Studio
ENGR 498, Section C, 2012 winter
Every other Wednesday, 3:30-5:20 pm (MEB 243)
Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 08, 22; Mar. 07

Past portfolio studio students have described the sessions as uniquely valuable for preparing for job applications/interviews and graduate school admissions. They also said they benefited from the chance to identify, reflect on, and integrate their engineering learning experiences and professional goals. Here are some student quotes:

"Oh, yes. I would totally encourage people to do this portfolio project, because sometimes we forget what we did, and we don't have a track back to see what we've been through, you know, since the beginning of the college time. This portfolio is like online scrapbook of your career."

"I can use [portfolios] in another application or another interview. I mean I can always use information that I've already thought about andwritten, maybe for grad school application or just be more prepared in a job interview, I've already thought about what my strengths are and how I can be a valuable team asset."
This studio is offered as a course meeting in five, two-hour sessions. This is a one-credit course, and grading will be credit/no-credit. See the web site for the current quarter's offering for details:

Students are invited to direct questions about the portfolio studio to Ken Yasuhara <yasuhara@uw.edu>, Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching (CELT).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bonneville Power Administration Internships

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is presently recruiting engineering students to be a part of our student development program.  The program's goal is to provide meaningful engineering experience while the student is still enrolled in school and a full time position once the student graduates.  Most students work during the summer months with opportunities to work during school if they choose to do so.  Once accepted into the program, students are required to complete three rotations in different engineering workgroups.  These rotational opportunities are usually done during successive summer breaks and are considered one of the keystone strengths of our program.  Work locations are generally in the Portland/Vancouver area with some opportunities in the greater Washington/Oregon region.  BPA is a power system utility with a heavy emphasis on power, control systems, communication systems, simulation modeling and design.  We are primarily recruiting students majoring in electrical engineering; however we do have a few positions available in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and construction engineering management.  As you may know, in the past we have successfully recruited and hired a significant number of University of Washington graduates in all engineering disciplines.  Some of these students are still in our student program, and the rest are in vital roles as engineers at BPA.

This program has been very successful in attracting high caliber students that are seeking on-the-job engineering experience in a highly technical organization. Students who are successful in the student program may be offered permanent positions at BPA once they graduate.  To date, all of the students in our program have been offered positions upon graduation.  Admission into the program is competitive and we target students with good grades (3.0 GPA or higher, some lower are considered) in their sophomore or junior years (some exceptional freshmen will be considered) who have been admitted into an accredited engineering program.  Seniors that are going onto Graduate School are also strongly considered.  We offer limited tuition assistance and the opportunity to gain experience in an engineering environment, learning and working closely with professional engineers. We have over 30 students in our program now and will begin looking for approximately 12 additional qualified and interested engineering students in January and February, 2012 for employment in May/June, 2012.  We will need students that are interested in this opportunity to apply as soon as possible, but no later than February 1st, 2012.

Information about BPA and our company profile can be found at www.bpa.gov.  Information about the BPA student program and how to apply can be found at www.jobs.bpa.gov/Just_For_Students/StudentPrograms.cfm.   Anything you can do to get this information to your students would be greatly appreciated.  If you, or the students, have any questions please telephone me at 360-619-6777 or E-mail John Haner at jmhaner@bpa.gov.  

2012 Women in Science and Engineering Conference

The College of Engineering, Student Academic Services (SAS) presents:
The 21st Annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Conference

Time For Success - Create the Possible
Saturday, February 25, 2012
8:30am - 5:00pm
UW Seattle Campus - Mary Gates Hall (MGH)

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

Workshops and presentations will be offered all day that speak to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational and career opportunities as well as professional and personal development. A few areas of discussion that will be shared include: identifying a major, career pathway, transition into higher education, challenges and benefits of STEM fields. The workshops run simultaneously so the individual student can tailor the conference for their interests. We encourage students of science and engineering at all levels to attend. The student and professional registration fee is minimal, and there are great opportunities to network and explore opportunities.

For more information visit:
Or our Facebook Page:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Boeing Engineering Jobs

I'm a recent UW MSEE graduate, now working in the Flight Deck Displays
group at Boeing, in the Applied Simulation Engineering dept.  We are
currently looking for talented engineers to join our team.  The focus
of our group is developing flight deck displays used in the
engineering research simulators.  These simulators are full flight
deck cabin environments that simulate different airplane flight decks.
 Much of our work is in support of product development and prototyping
new features, such as touchscreens, which use the simulated cabs as a
test environment.  While the majority of the work is software related,
there are some opportunities for hardware work as well.

Here are links to the job postings; they can be found on the Boeing
jobs website as well.

Software Engineer 1/2


Software Engineer 1/2


Software Engineer 3


 Please feel free to forward to any potential applicants.
Graduating/graduated BS, MS, and PhD students are all welcome to
apply.  See postings for further details.

Thank you.

Jayson Bowen

Friday, December 16, 2011

AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship: December 31st Deadline to Apply

     The deadline to apply online for the $500 AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship is December 31st. This scholarship is available exclusively to students seeking a bachelors, masters, or doctorate in a field of Engineering or computer Engineering.

Click here to apply for the AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship:


This scholarship is provided by AfterCollege, the largest online career network for college students.  The application is short and can be filled out online, so apply today.

Best of luck, and Happy Holidays from the team at AfterCollege!

UWRA Spring 2012 Scholarship in Aging

The University of Washington Retirement Association announces the availability of up to three scholarships of $3,000 for UW undergraduate and graduate students studying toward careers that focus on aging-related research or provision of services to older adults. 

Awards are based on demonstrated promise and financial need.
Applications are available online via the UWRA web site scholarships page (http://depts.washington.edu/retiremt/uwra/scholarship.htm)  or the catalyst drop box https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/randolcl/18887.

Applications, including additional information requested, must be complete to be considered. Deadline for completed applications is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday February 7, 2012. Submit complete applications to https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/randolcl/18887.

Awards are credited to student accounts in Spring Quarter 2012.
Questions? Contact the UWRA office by emailing retiremt@uw.edu or calling 206-543-8600.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Freshman Seminars for Winter

General Studies 197 F: Science, the Public, and Contemporary Culture: Understanding The Meaning of It All (SLN: 20364)

Tues 1:30-2:20pm (1 credit), PAR 106

Instructor:Lauren Archer,Communications

How can we understand The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist as a piece of rhetoric? This seminar will explore the various rhetorical features of this text by digging deep into the text to understand it on both a microscopic and macroscopic level. The Meaning of It All will be examined as an example of science communication, and compared to other formats of science communication such as news reports, science-based television shows, and science fiction films and literature. The course will also use Feynman's text to consider questions about the role of science in our own contemporary moment and how it intersects with politics, religion, art, and other realms of culture.

General Studies 197 G: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: Feynman on Learning and Discovery (SLN: 20365)

Wed 1:30-2:20pm (1 credit), MGH 242

Instructor:Ben Aaronson,College of Education

This seminar explores the activity of learning and its potential impact on the world through the thought of Richard Feynman. We will follow Feynman as he works on the top-secret Manhattan Project, sluggishly begins an academic career, and creates international incidents. Lessons about life and learning emerge as he attempts to tackle the most complex problems in the universe. We will find that Feynman's insights on learning, pulled from his eclectic life experiences, are relevant to any field of human endeavor.

General Studies 197 H: Science, Pseudoscience, Certainty: Discussions based on Richard Feynman's The Meaning of it All. (SLN: 20393)

Wed 12:30-1:20pm (1 credit), MGH 242

Instructor:Bruce Hevly, History

What counts as certain knowledge? Can we distinguish science from pseudoscience? Can science establish ethical systems? How do Feynman diagrams reflect postwar University education? This seminar will explore these and other fundamental questions through the work of Richard Feynman and the writings of other contemporary historians of science on indeterminacy in modern physics, physics as counter-culture, and science as a model for religion and political life The seminar concludes with a discussion of what questions the University might best address in today's world.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ARCH 498X-Mobilizing Solar Energy

A new interdisciplinary Architecture course open to non-majors has been added to the Winter Quarter time schedule:

mobilizing SOLAR ENERGY
ARCH 498x (SLN 20293) 2 credits
Tuesday 4:00 - 5:50 pm
Architecture Hall 160

Instructor: Rob Peña, Associate Professor rbpena@uw.edu
Prerequisites: None

Disciplines: Students in science, design, art, business, engineering, and
communications are encouraged to enroll; non-architecture majors
may obtain an add-code from the instructor.

Lectures: Guest lectures are open to the public beginning at 4:30 pm.

Transformational change in how we harness, use, and think about solar energy is
emerging from a diversity of disciplines across the UW Campus including design,
physics, material science, chemistry, business, engineering, communication, and others;
collaboration across these sectors is driving new creative innovations.
Mobilizing Solar Energy will draw talent from across campus and the community to speak
about the latest photovoltaic (solar cell) innovations and applications, and explore ways
to communicate energy information to help mobilize a renewable solar energy revolution.

This course will be organized as an extended design charrette. A “charrette” is a
collaborative session in which a group of people draft a solution to a design problem.
The design problem is to develop concepts for the SunDawg, a solar-powered, mobile,
interactive information kiosk that will rotate around campus. The SunDawg will reach
hundreds of thousands of people each year, engaging and informing them in a playful,
compelling and interactive manner about the future of solar energy, the world-class solar
research at UW, and related energy projects on the UW campus and beyond.
Students will draw on their discipline-specific knowledge, informed by readings and guest
lectures, to generate a set of ideas and design concepts for a SunDawg prototype.

The weekly readings and guest lectures will develop at least two major themes informing
the design of the SunDawg: How can advancements in the technology and application of
photovoltaics transform our energy future, and how can information about energy choices
and technology be most effectively conveyed to catalyze change?

The course will consist of a selection of weekly readings and a series of guest lectures by
experts in energy policy, photovoltaics, information, and behavior. After each lecture,
participants will be asked to write a brief response to a question related to the course
themes and the SunDawg design challenge. Ideas will be posted in a shared space and
used to inform the design of the SunDawg kiosk, which will be built and launched in 2012.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2012 NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) application. It is online and available at http://www.APLapp.com.

Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has offered summer projects to students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department. The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world's premier research universities, Johns Hopkins. The 399-acre campus, 20 miles north of Washington, DC, is home to 4,100 men and women who work on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation's vision in research and space science. http://www.jhuapl.edu/ourwork/default.asp or http://civspace.jhuapl.edu/index.php.

Below are relevant deadlines.
   * November 15, 2012 - Application Launched
    * January 17, 2012 - Application Deadline
    * End of February - Selections Complete

Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program must:
   * have a demonstrated interest in the space program
   * be a sophomore, junior, senior, or first or second year graduate student in Fall 2012
   * be in high academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or greater)
   * be a U.S. citizen

Thank you,

Johnny Erickson
A service of Lux Consulting Group, Inc.

2012 NASA Internships

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 NASA Academy Application.  It is online and available at http://www.AcademyApp.com
This application serves the:

*   NASA Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
*   NASA Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
*   NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
*   NASA Aeronautics Academy at Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
*   NASA Aeronautics Academy at Dryden Flight Research Center (Edwards AFB, CA)
*   NASA Aeronautics Academy at Glenn Research Center (Cleveland, OH)
*   NASA Aeronautics Academy at Langley Research Center (Hampton, VA)
*   NASA Lunar and Planetary Science Academy at Goddard Space Flight (Greenbelt, MD)
*   NASA Propulsion Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)
*   NASA Robotics Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL)


Below are relevant deadlines

*   Dec 1 Application Launched
*   Jan 23  Application Deadline
*   Jan 21  Space Grant Review Begins
*   Jan 27  Space Grant Review Complete
*   Late February  Selections Complete

Thank you,

Johnny Erickson
NASA Academy GSFC Staff 2002 2008 CIO
Lux Consulting Group, Inc.
8(a) | GSA MOBIS
Tel:         301.585.1261 x316
Fax:        301.585.7741

Monday, December 12, 2011

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge- Prototype Funding Deadline Dec 16!

If you have a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to leverage your 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 define a cleantech problem, design and develop a solution, and work together to produce both a prototype (proof of concept or computer simulation) and a 5 to 7-page business summary that outlines the market opportunity.
We have $25,000 available for prototype funding.  At the Challenge on March 29, 2012, 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.
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.
We prefer to see requests between $500 and $1,000 but will consider both smaller and larger amounts. Funding will be announced by January 6, 2012 and is to be used by March 29, 2012.
Please note: teams that receive funding agree to participate in the Challenge on March 29, 2012.  If you receive funding and then drop out, all funds must be returned to CIE.

Key Dates

  • Prototype funding Application deadline is December 16. Check with Pam Tufts ptufts@uw.edu for the availability of funds past that date.
  • Resource Nights, Winter Quarter, every Thurs, 6-7:30. Suggested for EIC teams. Available for 2-credit/nc, or audit only.  Open to students from other schools - drop in!
  • Networking Night at Resource Nights, Thurs Jan 13, 6-7:30 - an excellent place to find a team and/or teammates.  Open to all!
  • February 10, Intent to Submit - online preliminary team information.
  • February 28, Official Team Entry. 5 to 7-page Business Summary. Describe the problem, the solution, the team, market opportunity, and prototype or computer simulation. Feedback to each team will be provided by a panel of judges to each team.
  • March 8, Pitch Workshop 6-7:30 Mandatory for all EIC teams within the Seattle area. At least 1 member from each team needs to attend.  More are recommended.
  • March 25, Deliverable.  1-page Business Summary: describe the problem, solution, team, market opportunity, and potential for impact and describe the prototype, computer simulation or proof of concept.
  • March 29, Thursday Challenge Day! Team set-up in the morning, judging begins at noon and is followed immediately by the reception and awards ceremony from 5-7:00.
Looking for a team/teammate?  Teams may be comprised of students from different schools. To search for teams/teammates fill out the Catalyst Survey.  This info will be added to the webpage, sent out to the EIC list serve and highlighted on Facebook.
Connect with EIC on
Facebook by liking our page. You'll stay current on what's happening with the competition and can connect with fellow competitors.
Pam Tufts,
UW Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC)
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
ptufts@uw.edu - 206.685.3813

Friday, December 9, 2011

ENGR 498b (Preparing for Graduate Education)

ENGR 498b
Winter 2012
Wednesdays, 11:30-12:20

Have you thought about life after graduation? Consider graduate school. ENGR498B will demystify the grad school process and help you think about whether it is a good option for you. Learn what it's really like to be a grad student, what sort of work you can expect to do while you're in grad school, and what opportunities will be open to you after grad school. Find out how to choose schools to apply to, how to make your application as strong as possible, and how you can get your education paid for. We'll address the GREs, letters of
recommendation, and ways to get an undergraduate research experience. This course is open to all undergraduates interested in engineering, but is particularly targeted at sophomores and juniors. We especially
encourage students from under-represented groups to enroll, including women, minorities, and students with disabilities.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Application Deadline: Teach For America – Friday 1/6!

Of the 16.4million children growing up in poverty, only 1 in 13 will ever graduate from college. That’s 15 million children that have a higher likelihood of being incarcerated than graduating from college. Zip should not be destiny. This isn’t just employment for next year; this is an opportunity to contribute to the most important social justice work of our time and our generation’s civil rights movement. Our students need us now, more than ever. Application requirements:

·  Resume
·  500 word Letter of Intent
·  No letters of recommendation or transcripts required to apply

Teach For America’s fourth application deadline is Friday, January 6th.  Click here to view the application: https://www.teachforamerica.org/online/info/index.jsp
See the impact you can have here: http://www.youtube.com/user/teachforamerica#p/u/0/L1h6j3BrF6c and http://www.teachforamerica.org/now/. To learn more about our organizations, visit www.teachforamerica.org or contact Katherine Kleitsch (kkleitsch@teachforamerica.org)

The Basics of Teach For America:

·  All academic majors and backgrounds accepted
·  Salary ranging from $35,000-$51,000 a year
·  Health Insurance and retirement benefits
·  Americorps Education award of $10,700
·  Loan forbearance and paid interest for two years
·  Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 43 regions
·  All subjects and grade levels including Pre-K, ELL, SpEd, and the Arts
·  Option to receive your certification and/or Masters in Teaching
·  Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their societal impact

UW Human Powered Submarine Recruitment

The Human Powered Submarine Team is a student run organization that builds, tests and races a human powered submarine. We are looking for some electrical engineers of all class ranks to help develop an electronic control system throughout Winter and Spring quarters.  The system incorporates a lot of controls and some embedded, and power concepts. It is also a great opportunity for anyone who likes diving.

Currently the system is being developed with an Arduino microcontroller and an analog joystick as a controller. The joystick will control servo motors that are attached to 4 control fins in the rear of the submarine. One of our more ambitious goals is to develop a gyro based control system in addition to the analog controls. Basically the goal is to have a gyro sense the tilt of the submarine and automatically correct it's orientation.

Work on the team for an EE can include but not limited to:
-Design and testing of the electronic control systems
-Creating a sensor package that includes Force, RPM, Torque that can be logged onto a microSD card
-Design from scratch a gyro/accelerometer based "auto pilot" control system
-Power control for all electronics
-Working with the boost converter circuit created by previous EE for the power. Or developing a new system.

We are looking for some junior and seniors who have experience in controls, embedded, and power to help develop those systems. You would have a very large amount of freedom to develop the system and the times are flexible. If you start a project you would be expected to finish it but since the competition isn't for two years we are flexible with the pace of work.

Freshman and sophomores who would like to do a little work with microcontrollers and who would like to work with simple circuits are also welcome. Anyone who has taken EE215 will have something to do within the electronics group.

The team is based in the ME dept and we have a range of other tasks available if you are interested. Anyone who likes working with their hands will have plenty to do. We do work with composites, CNC manufacturing, and computer aided design (solidworks) among other things. If you would like to contribute to other systems such as the hull or CNC manufacturing or mechanical systems you would be more than welcome to help.
If anyone is interested in joining the team or finding out more, please email the team at uwsub@uw.edu or if you have any questions regarding the electronics email me at atching@uw.edu More info about last year's team and submarine can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/washingtonhps/home

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Summer REU at NSF-DOE Center for Ultra-wide area Resilient Electrical Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT)

The Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks is conducting a summer REU at the University of Tennessee.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ENGR 202 course - Space Available

The course - ENGR 202A will focus on diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM): based on academic preparation, engineering learning, access and exposure through in class discussions, and experiential learning through tutoring and mentoring. ENGR 202a will work with The College of Engineering's - MESA (which target diverse students who are aspiring towards degrees in STEM) pre-college programs.

We are targeting diverse UW students who are in STEM related degree programs, but have opened up the program to all students interested since space is available. Please feel free to forward to those who may be interested and a course description is listed below.

Course Description
ENGR 202 is a variable 1-2 (credit/no-credit) course designed to give students practical experience through tutoring/mentoring in MESA's after school program in local high schools. This program creates rich experiences in science, math, and engineering for high school students from underrepresented groups. Readings and discussion will provide context and insight into the complexity of issues for teaching and learning in STEM education.

Seattle MESA website: www.seattlemesa.org  WA MESA: www.washingtonmesa.org

Students can contact me directly for add codes and please email me if there are any questions.

Jarman Hauser
Seattle MESA - UW
Bridge Program Director

2012 NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) - June 17 - August 10, 2012

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated junior andsenior undergraduate and early graduate students to apply for participation in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2012).  SARP provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others.

Participants will fly onboard the NASA P-3B aircraft where they will assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.  Each student will develop his/her own individual research project.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, in Palmdale, CA.  Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take
place at the University of California, Irvine.  Applicants must have a strong academic background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering and an interest in applying their
background to the study of the Earth system.  We especially encourage applications from students majoring in Earth, environmental or atmospheric sciences and related disciplines.

SARP participants will receive round-trip travel to California, housing and transportation during the 8-week program, a $3,000 stipend and a $2,500 meals allowance.

Applications received by Jan. 20, 2012 will be considered for early acceptance. The deadline for all applications is *Feb. 10, 2012*.

For more information and to download the program application, visit

To watch a video about the 2011 program, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2-jqE43PG0

Specific questions about the program should be directed to
SARP2012@nserc.und.edu <http://SARP2012@nserc.und.edu>.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Roadtrip Nation for STEM students

This Roadtrip opportunity is for those who want to explore and speak with innovative Leaders in science, engineering, technology, and math - individuals that are using their passions to make an impact in the world. Here are the details:
  • Anyone between the ages of 17 and 35 can apply at roadtripnation.com/innovation.
  • Teams of three Roadtrippers will hit the Road in our Green RVs to learn how Leaders in innovation got to where they are today.
  • Alongside Roadtrip Nation, the teams book and plan their own routes and interview schedules.
  • Two filmers join the team on the Road to document their experiences, which may be shared on public television.
Included is a flyer that you can print out and pass onto your students to let them know about the opportunity and how to apply. If you have any questions about the Innovation Roadtrip, please feel free to contact me at Lauren@roadtripnation.com.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Elective Option for Graduate Students: INFX 598 Intellectual premises of Information

INFX 598 Intellectual premises of information
Meets: WF, 130-320
Instructor: Terry Brooks


Several intellectual assumptions of information architecture and web search invite examination.  These assumptions include (1) words in text can be discovered by white-space parsing, (2) text can be indexed automatically, (3) high-frequency words are semantically significant, (4) authors make the best indexers, (5) hyperlink text is a concept symbol, (6) hypertext is a document, and so on.
This seminar examines the intellectual premises of modern information by reading the work of host of eminent information scientists of the twentieth century such as Gerard Salton, Don Swanson, Eugene Garfield, Ted Codd, William Kent, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The intellectual premise of this seminar is that text is opaque, words slippery and meaning obscure.  Students will be invited to challenge or support these assertions in a writing project and class presentation

Professional Development for Graduate Student Success--TODAY

"Open Access Publishing: What is it and Why should I care?"*
Dec 1 from 11:30-12:30 Research Commons, Green Room
The Open Access movement represents a new and rapidly growing publishing paradigm aimed at making publications freely available to everyone through the Internet. This session will describe what it is and its benefits to researchers and the public at large, and provide practical advice on the most promising options for publishing "OA."

*In partnership with the UW libraries
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the Office of the ADA Coordinator, at least 10 days in advance of the event. (206) 543-6450 (voice); (206) 543-6452 (TDD); (206) 685-3885 (FAX); access@u.washington.edu<mailto:access@u.washington.edu>

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

URP Applying to Summer Research Programs Workshops

Applying to Summer Research Programs Workshop

Wednesday, November 30:  3:30-4:30  (OUGL 220)
Friday, January 6:  2:30-4  (MGH 171)
Thursday, January 12: 3:30-5  (OUGL 220)

Thinking of applying for summer research programs? Come learn how to approach the application process, write the personal statement, ask faculty for letters of recommendation, and get the most out of your summer research experience.
To register, please visit:

Questions? Contact the staff of the Undergraduate Research Program at urp@uw.edu or come by during our Drop-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, 10:30-12:30 or Thursdays, 2-4 in MGH 171.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Intel Innovators 100k Awards

We are excited to introduce you to a new Intel program that helps celebrate and support entrepreneurial thinking, collaboration and innovation among 18-24 year-olds - Intel Innovators.

Intel Innovators is a nationwide competition to inspire, discover and award the best game-changing ideas up to $100,000 every month. Intel has gathered an impressive panel of start-up and technology experts from Ron Conway's SV Angel firm, seed investor Betaworks, and Intel Capital to evaluate submissions and select the most promising ideas. But only ideas with the most Facebook votes will get a shot at winning up to $100,000 - no strings attached.

An overview of the Intel Innovators contest along with the Submission Guidelines and FAQ can be found on here:


Intel is also partnering with the top entrepreneurship colleges and we're reaching out to help spread the word about Intel Innovators to students. This program will provide a unique opportunity for  students to showcase their ideas to a passionate Facebook community of innovation and play an integral role helping and fostering the next big ideas.

Submissions begin November 7th with the program officially launching on December 1st. I appreciate the help in passing the word around! We are also attaching a flyer that you can print and display on campus.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship information session 11/30/11, 4:30pm, MGH 171

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be providing one more information session about the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship for undergraduate students to help orient them to the program and application process:
  • Wednesday, November 30, 4:30-5:20 in MGH 171
The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000 for US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Most languages are supported, except those of Western Europe.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Receipts of this scholarship do incur a government service requirement, which for many students provides a valuable foot in the federal employment door.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW's campus deadline for undergraduate applicants at all three campuses is January 11, 2012 for study abroad programs during the 2012-13 academic year. Additional information about UW's application process is available at https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/boren.

Boren Graduate Fellowships are also available for graduate students, details are at http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship. There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 31, 2012. Helene Obradovich in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program (helene@uw.edu).

2012 Amgen Scholars Program Application now Live!


Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation's top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. For more information, visit: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen.

The application for the 2012 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is now live!  APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2012. 

To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming Amgen Scholars Program Information Session: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/courses/info/amgeninfosession.html.


--Tuesday, December 6th - 4:00-5:00 pm in MGH 171
--Wednesday, December 14th - 3:30-4:30 pm in MGH 171 

Environmental Innovation Speaker Series-Funding Cleantech Innovation, Tues Nov 29, 4:30

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge - Speaker Series

Join us for a presentation in Mary Gates Hall
Funding Cleantech Innovation

Kirk Van Alstyne, Managing Partner and Co-Founder Evolution Capital Advisors

Lars Johansson, Co-Chairman, Northwest Energy Angels

The most innovative cleantech ideas in the world can do nothing to address our most pressing environmental concerns without the capital to turn them into businesses. Come hear from two very different, very experienced cleantech investors what it takes to get cleantech innovation funded.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Presentation: 4:30- 6:00 p.m.

Mary Gates Hall 389

Program in Technology Commercialization Lectures

Friday December 2
3:30pm to 5:20pm, Room HSB T639

Michael Garrison
Biomedical Business Development

Dr. Michael Garrison is Sr. Business Director, Becton Dickinson Medical Surgical Systems, with Worldwide strategic and operational responsibility for the Hypodermic and Anesthesia businesses. In this role, Dr. Garrison has helped support the US Pandemic Preparedness effort, the One and Only Campaign, CDC, UNICEF and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics to develop safe and reliable drug delivery systems. Dr. Garrison has held positions of increasing responsibility in product development, global marketing, business development and technology assessment at Edwards LifeSciences, Roche Diagnostics, and Cygnus Therapeutics Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington, a MSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and a dual BSEE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke.

Women in EE Social Event, Monday, Dec. 5

Would you like to get to know other ladies in the EE department,
network, socialize and receive/provide mutual support?

Then we'd like to invite you to an informal get-together for all women
in the EE department (faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate
students!) co-sponsored by the GSA and the EE department.

Monday, Dec. 5
12 pm - 1pm
EEB 303

We hope you can join us and are looking forward to meeting all of you!

Space Remaining! - Great 1-Credit Research Exposed Course

ENROLL IN GEN. ST. 391:Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry
SLN 14008 Section D ! Wednesdays 12:30-1:20 ! OUGL 220 ! 1 credit

Looking for a one-credit course that sheds light upon cutting-edge research at the UW? Research Exposed Lecture Series introduces you to current and exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including how faculty come up with research ideas, what methods they use to explore research questions, and how undergrads can become involved in the knowledge-making process. This 1-credit course is open to all students--no prerequisites required.

For more information, visit:

Questions? Contact the staff of the Undergraduate Research Program at urp@uw.edu

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Undergraduate Advising Drop-In Hours Week of November 28th

Tuesday, November 29: 1 - 3 p.m
Wednesday, November 30: 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, December 1: 9 - 10 a.m.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - HS STEM Summer Internship Program - Summer 2012

HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

2012 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

10 week research experience; $5000 stipend plus travel expenses

Areas of research:
Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences

 Projects offered at:

National research laboratories
: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River

DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory

Other research facilities, including Air Force research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Locations include: CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA & VA

US citizenship required

Application deadline:
January 5, 2012


 Administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Electrical Design Engineer Position at GM Nameplate

Submit resume to:

GM Nameplate manufactures custom membrane switches, touch screens, elastomeric keypads, circuit board assemblies and electronic value added assemblies - advertised as our INTAQ product lines.

The Electrical Design Engineer's primary responsibility is to analyze customer specifications, end-use application and design, then offer manufacturability options and coordinate the creation of a documentation package complete enough for manufacture.  This includes defining the design, schematic layout, specifications, approving the proof and obtaining the customer's approval.  This position provides support through the manufacturing processes and over-sees assembly and testing of the first parts.  The Design Engineer retains responsibility for the support and maintenance of the product for it's life.  Substantial interaction with internal personnel and customers is required.  Some travel to trade shows, customer's facilities and to support GM Nameplate's sales effort may be required.


  • Analyzes data to determine the feasibility of a product proposal.
  • Works with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of a product or system layout, detailed drawings and
  • schematics.
  • Directs and coordinates the manufacturing or building of prototype products or systems.
  • Plans and develops test programs.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if a design meets functional and performance
  • specifications.
  • Works with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as
  • required.
  • Evaluates engineering test results for the development of systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years engineering related course work and/or 2 years engineering experience.
  • 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Enginnering or related field is prefered.
  • Exceptional communication Skills (both verbal and written.)
  • Advanced electronic backroud
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Acrobat, Outlook & internet search engines.
  • Electronic file management skills.
  • Experience with ProE, Solid Works, Adobe Illustrator is preferred. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
 Megan Patterson   
e: meg@anothersource.com
p: 206.241.8906 | 120

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Kaplan - Grad School Test prep discounts and free events

On behalf of Kaplan Test Prep, I would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday full of thanks -- and turkey.  Because you are a valued partner, we would like to take this opportunity to give your students a sneak peek at our upcoming promotion, which will begin on Black Friday.  Starting Friday, students will have the opportunity to receive $200 off* of select Kaplan courses.  Anyone interested in beginning their graduate school exam preparation (for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT*) over the next few months should take advantage of this opportunity to save.
Kaplan’s Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale runs from November 25th through November 28th.  Kaplan offers personalized learning with adaptive technology, top-rated faculty-by students- and the best guarantentee in the industry: get a higher score or your money back.**
Classes are starting soon in Seattle:
- ERSE11702A, 1/10/12, Seattle Kaplan Center
MCAT- MCSE12305A, 12/5/11, Seattle Kaplan Center
LSAT- LSSE11853, 1/8/12, Northcut Landing
GMAT- GMSE11702, 12/5/11, Seattle Kaplan Center
DAT/OAT- DASE11801, 1/10/11, Seattle Kaplan Center

Classes are also starting live, online via Kaplan’s exclusive Classroom AnywhereTM technology.  Students will attend class from anywhere with an internet connection.  It’s easy-just sign up, log in, and yoou’re there.  To learn more, visitwww.kaptest.com or call 1-800-KAP-TEST      .
This special offer ends Monday November 28th, so please share this information with your advisees before they leave for the holiday.  As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I look forward to being a resource for your students as they work to reach their graduate school goals.
P.S. Don't forget our Try Us for Free Events.  Students can sit in on one of our classes for free within the next week.  For details please go to kaptest.com/tryus
*$200 discount applies to One-on-One, On Site and Classroom Anywhere- Advantage, Extreme, or Advanced testt prep programs for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT and On Demand courses for the MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Excluded from the offer are LSAT, GRE and GMAT On Demand courses and MCAT and LSAT Summer Intensive Programs. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. GRE® is aa registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product. All other test names are registered trademarks of their respective owners. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with Kaplan. Teacher ratings based on student respponses received from December 6, 2009 - June 6, 2010 **Higher Score Guarantee: Conditions and restrictions apply. For guarantee eligibility requirements, visit kaptest.com/hsg.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Full-time Position – Wind Data Analyst with DNV

If you enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and are passionate about the renewable energy industry then we would like to hear from you.


We are seeking two Data Analysts for our Data Services section in the downtown Seattle, Washington office. In this role you will monitor, collect, summarize, and archive wind data that are generally collected from equipment installed on clients’ meteorological towers.  You may also support other groups in DNV by conducting various data analyses if opportunities arise.

DNV Renewables (USA) Inc. (DNV) is a multi-discipline engineering and technology consulting firm providing services to clients involved in the energy industry. Recognized as leaders in the wind energy industry, the firm specializes in the analysis, design, testing, and management of wind energy systems and projects. Our experience includes both utility-scale and small-scale applications of wind energy technologies. DNV combines technical expertise, managerial capabilities, and common-sense financial and business knowledge to provide comprehensive consulting services to assist our clients in meeting their objectives. To learn more about DNV please visit the following website: http://www.dnv.com/windenergy

Please go to www.dnv.com/careers to apply OR apply through the HuskyJobs website by submitting your resume for the Wind Data Analyst position. BA/BS focus in computer science, math, statistics, atmospheric science or related field required.

 *Please note - An offer is contingent on a background check and successful drug screen.

Palantir Technologies Scholarship for Women & Minorities

Palantir Technologies is committed to advancing technology through the use of computer science, engineering and related technical disciplines. The Palantir Technologies scholarship is available for women and minorities who demonstrate outstanding abilities and achievement in their studies.  By offering this grant, we hope to assist underrepresented minorities in obtaining their technical degrees and encourage them to make a difference through innovation.  Preference will be given to those students who display interest and proficiency in the areas of human-computer symbiosis, data visualization, machine learning, large-scale data analysis, distributed systems, and user experience.

         Scholarship award: The recipient will receive a $10,000 grant awarded for the 2012 academic year
        Deadline to apply: all applications are due on or before December 31st, 2011 PST

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.palantir.com/scholarship

NASA – Internship opportunities for Students with Disabilities

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. We have a two-percent hiring goal. Students can apply for summer internships now! The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2012. They can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): Student On-Line Application for Recruiting interns, fellows and scholars (SOLAR) at http://intern.nasa.gov/ . Summer 2012 internships run for ten weeks from early June through early/mid August. NASA internships are also offered during Spring, Fall and Year Long Sessions.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help with applying.

Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq.
U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland, & Patent Bars
B.A., M.Eng., J.D.
NASA Engineer & Registered Patent Attorney
Education Office Code 160
NASA/GSFC Mailstop 160
Bldg. 28 Rm. N165
Greenbelt, MD  20771, USA
Voice:  (301) 286-9281
Fax:  (301) 286-1655
E-mail:  kenneth.a.silberman@nasa.gov
Office Location:                 Building 28 Room W151

Space Technology Graduate Fellowships


WASHINGTON -- NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for
the agency's second class of Space Technology Research Fellowships.
Applications will be accepted from accredited U.S. universities on
behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology
research beginning in fall 2012.

The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who
show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space
technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's
Office of the Chief Technologist and the Space Technology Program,
the fellowships' continuing goal is to provide the nation with a
pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve
America's technological competitiveness. Fellows will perform
innovative space technology research today while building the skills
necessary to become future technological leaders.

"We're calling for our second round of applications from America's
best and brightest future technology leaders," said Michael Gazarik,
director of the Space Technology Program at NASA Headquarters in
Washington. "Our Space Technology Graduate Fellowships will help
create the next generation of highly skilled workers needed for
NASA's and our nation's technological future, while motivating
careers in science and technology that will lead to sustainable,
high-tech jobs and help America out-innovate the world."

The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 11, 2012. Information
on the fellowships, including how to submit applications, is
available at:


To learn more about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, the Space
Technology Program and the crosscutting space technology areas of
interest to the agency, visit:


Summer Research Program in Environmental Health for Undergraduates

Please share this 2012 summer research opportunity with your students. 

Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP)
at the University of Washington Seattle

The Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded nine week, summer experience for undergraduates with interest in an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200. 

The program is meant for students underrepresented in the sciences.  The deadline for student applications is February 15, 2012.

Program poster:  http://depts.washington.edu/ehug/documents/EHREPflier.pdf
Program website:  http://www.ehrep.washington.edu

EH REP is made possible by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  Environmental and occupational health is the study of human health in the environment.  The field concerns itself with maintaining a safe supply of food and drinking water; discovering the mechanisms of environmentally related diseases; treating and disposing of solid and toxic wastes; reducing air, water, food, and noise pollution; and controlling workplace hazards.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Environmental Innovation Speaker Series- Electricity:Repowering Prosperity PNNL, Tues Nov 22, 4:30

UW Environmental Innovation Speaker Series - Mary Gates Hall 389

Electricity: Repowering Prosperity

Peter Christensen, Commercialization Manager

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Presentation: 4:30- 6:00 p.m.

Mary Gates Hall 389

Undergrad Research in Directed Evolution and Synthetic Biology

The Klavins lab is looking for an undergraduate student interested in
engineering, computer science, or synthetic biology research.  He
or she will participate in the hardware and software implementation of
a novel bioreactor used in directed evolution for synthetic biology.

Initially, student responsibilities will include: running the
bioreactor, assembling components, and writing software.  Once
familiarity is gained, responsibilities will be expanded into hardware
design, circuit design, and synthetic gene network design and cloning,
depending on the students interests.

Strong programming skills are preferred in one or more of the
following languages, C, C++, Java, Python.

If interested please send a CV(preferred) or resume, and unofficial
transcript to cnt@u.washington.edu.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Associate Software Support Specialist at Edifecs

Brief Description
 Edifecs’ Associate Product Support Specialists triage incoming cases and help customers troubleshoot technical problems they face in using our solutions. The ideal candidate is a quick and motivated learner, has the ability to handle interruptions while fluidly switching between several projects, has strong customer service skills, and strong analytical aptitude. The position requires interaction with customers, sales team members and the product development team. 
 Edifecs’ Associate Product Support Specialists triage incoming cases and help customers troubleshoot technical problems they face in using our solutions. The ideal candidate is a quick and motivated learner, has the ability to handle interruptions while fluidly switching between several projects, has strong customer service skills, and strong analytical aptitude. The position requires interaction with customers, sales team members and the product development team.
Receive and triage incoming cases (email, phone, and web)
Provide technical support to enterprise clients related to technical and operational aspects of the products, including troubleshooting, CRM system updates, support case acknowledgements, provisioning activities, etc
Collaborate with other Product Support team members.
Deliver a consistent, responsive and satisfying Customer Experience on each contact
Follow standard operational procedures for case management
Contribute to the administration of our infrastructural systems
Some administrative work in support of the Product Support team
Continuously improve troubleshooting skills, product expertise, and knowledge on related technical topics
Meet all quality and productivity performance goals
Associates degree in a technology related program or equivalent experience in a technical support role
Initiative is a must; must be hungry to learn new technologies and advance
Familiarity in one or more of the following is a plus: COM, VB, Jscript, Java and Perl C# or VB.Net
Familiarity with EDI and EDI systems or knowledge of HIPAA a plus
Ability to identify and clarify problems, set goals and able to resolve issues
Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Excellent organizational skills; must be detail oriented
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Edifecs is an equal-opportunity employer.

Aditi Chaudhuri | Technical Recruiter
Phone: 425.452.0630 x803 | Mobile 425.577-8865
2600 116th Avenue NE, STE 200, Bellevue, WA 98004
www.edifecs.com | aditi.chaudhuri@edifecs.com

Associate Implementation Consultant at Edifecs

Brief Description
 The Associate Implementation Consultant assists in the testing and implementation of Edifecs’ solutions purchased by that client. The Associate Implementation Consultant will generally be involved in installing & configuring under the direction of the Technical Project Manager and/or Implementation Consultant/Architect and may do so either at our Bellevue, WA offices or at client sites. 

The Associate Implementation Consultant assists in the testing and implementation of Edifecs’ solutions purchased by that client. The Associate Implementation Consultant will generally be involved in installing & configuring under the direction of the Technical Project Manager and/or Implementation Consultant/Architect and may do so either at our Bellevue, WA offices or at client sites. This includes installation of products on client hardware; configuration and development of programs, tasks and guidelines, and setup to fully implement an Edifecs solution. Duties can range from delivering product training to new client specific requirements, development and deployment. The role involves client coordination and communication as well as technical understanding of Edifecs’ solutions and the transactions that flow through this position.

Assist in the coordination / communication with the client post-sale to develop an implementation plan for implementing and configuring a purchased Edifecs solution based upon a client’s individual needs.
Install, upgrade and configure Edifecs’ products at client site.
Develop custom components / product extensions when required during product implementation.
Under guidance of Project Manager, create user and operational documentation to support the deployment of products and services at client sites, including technical requirements, process flow diagrams, deployment and user operation guides.
Coordinate with other Client Services, Product and Development team members to meet development and configuration milestones; develop guidelines, programs, tasks, reports, etc. to meet the client’s requirements.
Provide post- implementation support during the transition from implementation to maintenance.
Provide software and client specific training, and develop training documentation based on present standards and client needs.

BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
0-2 years experience programming with Java/JavaScript/C++ programming, XML, HTML and scripting including DOS bat files, Unix shell scripts.
0-2 years experience in the areas of BPM, BI, Data warehouse, Information Integration, and Analytics is strongly desired.
Experience in testing and release cycle processes
Experience creating documents including technical requirements, process flow diagrams, deployment and user operation guides.
Strong written and verbal presentation skills required
Must be willing to travel as needed – as much as 75%
Must thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented, collaborative environment 

Aditi Chaudhuri | Technical Recruiter
Phone: 425.452.0630 x803 | Mobile 425.577-8865
2600 116th Avenue NE, STE 200, Bellevue, WA 98004
www.edifecs.com | aditi.chaudhuri@edifecs.com

Invitation for Summer 2012 Engineering Exchange Program in Hong Kong

To provide an opportunity for international students making use of their summer time to study abroad at CityU, our College has organized a summer exchange programme for the coming summer semester. UW Electrical Engineering students are cordially invited to join our programme running from June 4 to August 5, 2012.

The College has specially arranged the Internship Program for Exchange Students in order to give participants to experience the scientific research related to their study. Also, participants will take one of our General Education courses offered by the departments under our College.

We believe that students having the opportunity to conduct a research project would be beneficial to them, in terms of both widening their horizon and applying their knowledge practically.
For the coming summer, we expect to receive about 20 students and some on-campus hostel places have been reserved.

Please visit our website at www.cityu.edu.hk/cse/spe.htm for further details about the programme. Application materials should reach us by 9 Mar 2012. Late application may be considered subject to the availability of places. 

2012 Bonderman Fellowship

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2012 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying.  Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors), 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 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 2012.  Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo 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. 
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011; 12 noon-2:00 p.m.; Gowen Hall room 201
  • Thursday, December 1, 2011; 3:30-5:20 p.m.; Bagley Hall room 261
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012; 12:30-2:20 p.m.; room to be announced

The application deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12 noon.

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at: http://depts.washington.edu/bondermn/

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Helene Obradovich (helene@uw.edu) or Marilyn Gray (megray@uw.edu) in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly (bbkelly@uw.edu) in The University Honors Program. Please review the FAQ prior to contacting us.

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships

The 2012 competition for the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships is currently underway. This initiative  began in 1996 in support of science education and is sponsored by The Merck Company Foundation and Merck, and administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to supporting the training of world-class African American Biological and Chemical scientists and Engineering scientists toward achieving the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity. This initiative provides scholarships, internships and fellowships to at least 37 outstanding African American students per year - 15 at the undergraduate level, 12 at the graduate level, and 10 at the postdoctoral level.

Applications should be submitted on line at http://umsi.uncf.org no later than December 1, 2011.

UW IEEE Speaker: Dr Henry Louie on Power Systems

Dr. Louie (UW EE 2008) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. He has a strong background in power systems since he has several years of experience in the power industry and academia. Dr. Louie is on the governing board of the IEEE Power and Energy Society that has over 25,000 members. He will be giving a speech about his background and his expertise which is the integration of renewable resources into the bulk transmission network. In addition, Dr. Louie will be giving advice to all students that are interested in power systems. Free food and drinks will be provided!
: Nov 22, Tuesday
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: EEB 403

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CHEM 590B: Intellectual Property for Scientists

CHEM 590B provides an overview of intellectual property (IP); namely, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. As traditional industries are being supplanted with knowledge-based companies, ones in which ideas and innovation have assumed an ever increasing role in a competitive business environment, intellectual property has emerged as a powerful tool in this new economy. Particularly in the field of patent law, companies are increasingly using intellectual property protection as competitive weapons to both capture and defend markets, as well as to increase reviews. This course will address the various forms of intellectual property protection available to technology-based companies, with real world and current examples from a practicing patent attorney. The course instructor, Karl Hermanns, is a chemist-turned-lawyer with the Seattle law firm of Seed IP Law Group, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law.

Thursdays 530-720
Bagley 154
1 credit
SLN: 11866

FISH 497: Scientific Writing and Communication. (SLN 13851)

This new W class in Scientific Writing and Communication is open to all majors.
The class will be taught by Tom Quinn, please see below for more details:

FISH 497 A: Scientific Writing and Communication will provide students with experience reading, writing, and presenting scientific papers. It is designed for undergraduate students early in their careers, and will focus on both the principles and mechanics of scientific communication.

Student learning goals
Read scientific papers in a critical and efficient manner.

Formulate and refine scientific hypotheses.

Write and edit scientific papers, including use of text, tables, figures, and references.

Present scientific information verbally.

Understand ethical issues regarding scientific communication, including acquisition of data, acknowledgement of assistance, and referencing of work done by others.

General method of instruction
Class will involve extensive interactions between the instructor and students, and among the students, including small writing assignments, oral presentations, web searches, extensive use of computers, and peer editing.

Recommended preparation
Undergraduate standing and a desire to improve communication skills.

Class assignments and grading
Numerous small assignments including writing, editing, web searches, and presentations. Participation and improvement will be emphasized because students may differ in background, command of English, and other attributes related to writing ability. A paper in scientific format and an oral presentation will be major components of the grade.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Program in Technology Commercialization Lectures

Wednesday November 16
3:30pm to 5:20pm, Room HSB T639
Gail Naughton
    Commercialization in the Space of Tissue Engineering

Friday November 18
3:30pm to 5:20pm, Room HSB T639
Tony Avellino
Hospitals, HMOs, and Reimbursement

In addition to being the Dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University since August 2002, Dr. Gail Naughton founded Histogen, Inc. in 2007, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for the Company. She has spent more than 15 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, holds more than 90 U.S. and foreign patents and has been extensively published in the field.

Tony Avellino is the director of UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and a UW professor of neurological surgery and professor of orthopedics and sports medicine.  He is an attending neurosurgeon at Harborview Medical Center, UW medical Center and Seattle Children's.  In addition to a medical degree from Columbia University, Dr. Avellino completed the certificate program in medical management in the Department of Health Services at the UW School of Medicine, and in 2008 he received his master's of business administration degree from The George Washington University School of Business.

Internship Opportunity with TransformativeMed

TransformativeMed is a recent technology spin-off from UW Medicine and the UW Center for Commercialization. We develop fully integrated web based and mobile applications that run on the platforms of the largest Electronic Medical Record's vendors. Put your engineering knowledge and expertise to work in the real-world helping us develop these critically important medical applications.

We are looking for an intern to help work with our development team as we enhance our applications and build new solutions.  Our applications are primarily web-based solutions leveraging a large degree of front-end technologies, primarily JavaScript and the jQuery library.  We are also moving into mobile solutions and will have opportunities working on iPad, iPhone and Andoid application development, including push notification.
- Assist in re-engineering our physician sign-out tools to improved code design
- Assist in developing our newest mobile communication application
- Help us integrate our solutions with text-paging using JAVA on AIX platforms

10-15 hours per week, with flexibility for finals, vacations, etc.  Opportunities to work both in the office and from home.

Internship starts now and runs through the end of the academic year.  For students with multiple years remaining, we are happy to extend the internship through the summer and possibly into the next academic year.

Just as important we are a FUN place to work with all of the usual excitement of a technology startup!!!
Strong knowledge of JavaScript (most development is front-end JavaScript based)
Familiarity with AJAX and JSON (most data integration relies on AJAX)
jQuery a big plus
SQL syntax and database query knowledge a big plus
Mobile application (iPhone, iPad, Android) design or programming knowledge a plus, but not required.
Server-side development platform experience NOT required (most development is either database driven or front-end JavaScript)
Experience with business-focused application development a plus (as opposed to consumer focus).
Ideally targeting an undergraduate in their Junior or Senior year.  Please supply a brief cover letter outlining your course work, experience and what you would like to achieve during this internship.

Engineering Co-op & Internship Program
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Student Panel Discussion: Engineering Co-op & Internships

Tuesday, November 15

Learn from students returning from their industry experiences on how they found their job, what type of work they performed, advice for students who haven't had industry experience, and information about the Engineering Co-op & Internship Program.  All are welcome: