Friday, February 11, 2011

Navigating Career Options – General Studies 350D

Curious how to link college to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what academic and career options are out there? About to graduate but not sure what to do next? Interested in finding ‘what is right for you’? Wondering what you can do and how to think in a challenging economy? Looking for support in figuring things out? Look no further.

General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3 credit course and will be offered on the UW Seattle campus in Spring 2011. This course includes a lecture [max 80 students] and 4 sections [max 20 students per section]. Students register for the lecture and one quiz section [see time schedule for SLN #’s]. No pre-requisites needed for this course. This course is open to all undergraduate UW students.

We are team-teaching this class. Guest speakers from throughout our campus and city will interact with students in both the lecture and sections. We will incorporate a variety of events and career programming into this course – a sneak peak is available via the Career Center online calendar: Credit will be awarded based on class attendance, participation, completion of assignments and the final project. There is no text book for this course. Course materials will be provided.

Assignments for this course involve written reflection pieces, informational interviews & write ups, career and academic research assignments, career/academic event review write-ups, movie review write-ups, resume and cover letter development and a final project.

Questions – please contact Patrick Chidsey …

The Career Center
134 Mary Gates Hall
chidsey [at]

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Engineering Capstone Design Award

The Engineering Capstone Design Award was created to support student
organizations (teams), across the College of Engineering, working on
capstone design projects. Funding for this award is made possible
through private support by alumni and friends of the College of
Engineering. The funding (up to $2500/team) can be used for purchase
of supplies/materials, equipment, travel, or training relevant to
capstone projects.

The deadline to apply is March 4, 2011 at
midnight. Students will be notified (either way) by April 15, 2011.

Please contact Pat Johnson at if you have questions
about your application.


Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science at Georgia Tech

SURE is a ten-week summer research program designed to attract qualified minority students into graduate school in the fields of engineering and science. The SURE 2011 program dates are May 31 to August 5. Approximately thirty students of at least junior-level undergraduate standing are recruited on a nationwide basis and paired with both a faculty and a graduate student mentor to undertake research projects in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, Packaging Research Center and the Georgia Tech Lab for New Electronic Materials (NSF MRSEC). The students are housed on campus, and in addition to a $600 travel allowance, are provided with a meal plan and a $5,000 stipend. Aside from their own research projects, the participants are provided with a series of seminars and field trips to expose them to the various topics of interest, both at Georgia Tech and in the Atlanta area.

At the conclusion of the program, the students prepare both oral and written summaries of their research projects. The program has received highly favorable evaluations from the past participants. It is hoped that this unique experience will encourage these students to become applicants for graduate school in ensuing years.

SURE is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and Georgia Tech Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

REU at UCLA Center for Embedded Network Sensing

CENS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Apply now for the 2011 CENS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2011 (5:00 PM PST).

CENS encourages undergraduates to become involved in CENS, particularly through our summer undergraduate research experience. The eight- to ten- week annual summer program provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in CENS labs; to work with CENS faculty, staff, and graduate students; and to participate in research, professional development, and social activities with other CENS undergraduate scholars. To learn more about the Summer@CENS Undergraduate Scholars Program please visit the 2011 CENS Summer Interns link below. To learn more about how to apply to this program, please contact Wesley Uehara at

EE Co-op Job Opportunities

For all new Co-op account holders, welcome to the Engineering Co-op job posting system! If you have any questions about Co-op or any Co-op jobs, don't hesitate to contact us:

Ana Wieman ---
Roy Chan ---

VMWare Information Session
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Paul G. Allen Center Atrium (CSE/EE building)

Co-op - Quality Assurance Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Co-op - User Experience/User Interface Engineering Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Software Engineering Co-op | Medallia, Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Co-op - Technical Writer Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Associate Technical Support Engineering Co-op (10016000 or 10016001) | T-Mobile

Associate Technical Support Engineering Co-op (10015998 or 10015999) | T-Mobile

Associate Technical Support Engineering Co-op (10016003 and 10016002) | T-Mobile

Research Engineer Co-op | University of Washington

Statistical Programming Co-op (Seattle, WA) | TIBCO

Electrical Staff Engineering Co-op | Patrick Energy Services
Denver,Colorado | Salt Lake City,Utah | Portland,Oregon

Web Developer Co-op | MediaPlant

Co-op - Cloud Platform Engineering Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Co-op - Systems Engineering Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Co-op - Applications Engineer Opportunities at VMware | VMware Inc.
Palo Alto,California

Note: To view these jobs, you will be prompted to login to your University of Washington - Engineering Co-op Program account:

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

NSF REU Opportunity: Imaging in the Physical Sciences at RIT

We'd like to bring to your attention a new NSF sponsored Research Experience
for Undergraduates opportunity at the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging
Science called "Imaging in the Physical Sciences"

Applications for summer of 2011 are being accepted now.

Check us out at

A brief description of the program is also provided below.

The NSF REU Program Imaging in the Physical Sciences is a new program that
builds on the strength of the research and educational programs in the
interdisciplinary Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the
Rochester Institute of Technology, extending a rich history of undergraduate
research experiences with RIT students to students from beyond RIT's walls.
Our program introduces young scientists to research in a highly
interdisciplinary, team-oriented setting, preparing the students for the
type of goal-oriented research they are likely to encounter in real-world
environments. RIT is now the third largest undergraduate private technical
university in the United States.

Imaging in the Physical Sciences is designed to draw students from all year
levels and from a range of undergraduate majors, including students who have
just completed their freshman or sophomore years. Qualified students will
have completed the first year of a physical science, engineering,
mathematics, or computer science program. Applicants will submit a
transcript, resume, statement of research and career interests, and two
letters of recommendation.

Clemson University ECE Online Summer Program

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University will be offering several online courses this summer. All of the lectures will be offered online and all courses will be available to transient students. Students from other institutions who wish to enroll in courses during the summer only are considered transient students. With permission from your home university, these course credits may be transferred and applied towards your degree.

Tuition for ECE online undergraduate courses is $563/credit hour for all students.

For more information regarding the ECE Online Summer Program, please visit this website:

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact Ms. Janet Bean, Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator at or (864)656-5291.

We plan to offer the following courses this summer:

Summer Session I
ECE 202 – Electric Circuits I
ECE 272 – Computer Organization
ECE 273 – Computer Organization Lab
ECE 307 – Basic Electrical Engineering (2 credit course)
ECE 308 – Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (3 credit course)
ECE 320 – Electronics I
ECE 330 – Signals, Systems and Transforms
ECE 371 – Microcomputer Interfacing
ECE 380 – Electromagnetics
ECE 409 – Continuous & Discrete Systems

Summer Session II
ECE 201 – Logic and Computing Devices
ECE 262 – Electric Circuits II
ECE 317 – Random Signal Analysis
ECE 321 – Electronics II
ECE 360 – Electrical Power Engineering
ECE 381 – Fields, Waves and Circuits
ECE 427 – Communications Systems
ECE 455 – Robot Manipulators
ECE 467 – Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Texas A&M: NSF Summer REU Program

Texas A&M is offering a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, which will be held from June 1 to August 5 in College Station. The theme is Interdisciplinary Research on Imaging and Biomarkers. The application can be found at: and the flyer is attached.

Activities will include joining a research group led by a faculty mentor, completion of a 10-week research project, and participation in weekly faculty seminars, field trips, and career development workshops. Students will write a report and present their research to their REU cohort and at an REU poster session on campus. They will also be strongly encouraged to polish their reports after completing the program, with a view toward presenting at a national conference and/or publishing in an academic journal.

Each participant will receive a stipend of $450/week for ten weeks. Other benefits include allowances for housing, meals and round trip travel to College Station; 1.0 credit hour of undergraduate course credit; and full access to university recreational facilities.

Criteria for selection include:
  • Desire to participate in research as evidenced by application responses and faculty recommendation;
  • Completion of at least the sophomore year of the curriculum for an academic major in engineering, computer science, or the life sciences;
  • GPA of 3.00 or above (exceptions may be made based on review of an applicant's last 60 hours of coursework);
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions;
  • Plan to graduate no earlier than December 2011.

Students who have limited opportunities to participate in research on their home campuses or who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering and science are highly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact:

Sheng-Jen ("Tony") Hsieh, Ph.D., Professor
Director, Rockwell Automation Laboratory
Dept of ETID (Jt. Appt. with ME)
3367 TAMU, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3367
Phone: (979) 845-4985
Fax: (979) 847-9396
Web site:

FREE GRE/GMAT & Graduate School Admissions Information Seminar

Sandweiss Test Prep will be offering free graduate school admissions informational seminars throughout 2011, covering all you need to know about the GRE and GMAT, the Graduate School admissions process and how our company can help you prepare.
For those considering applying to graduate school or business school, this is an excellent chance to talk with Steve Sandweiss - a highly experienced GRE and GMAT teacher and admissions expert, about effective strategies for getting in to Graduate School, preparation time lines, the GRE and GMAT exam and, most importantly, how he can help you achieve your goals effectively and economically!

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


Sunday, February 13th from 6pm-7pm


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Please register for this event on our website or by emailing or calling us. It's free to register and we will not use your details for marketing purposes or pass them on to a third party.

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Call for McNair Application

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities (This includes minimum $2,800 research stipend). For more information please go to:

You will find the online application in printable PDF in:

We will accept applications anytime until the final deadline on Friday, April 1, 2011 by 5pm.
In order to apply for the McNair Program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria, set by the U.S. Department of Education. Because this is a federally funded program, these are strict requirements.
To be eligible, you:

· must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
· must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (for detailed descriptions, click on the links); or
must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
· must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the UW1
· must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
· must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
· must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
· must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.2
1Post-baccalaureate students and students who already have one bachelors degree are not eligible for the program.
2Students whose career goals include a medical (MD) or other professional degree (JD, MBA, PharmD, etc.) are not eligible for the program.

We will accept applications anytime until the final deadline on Friday, April 1, 2011 by 5pm.

Science Communication and the Media: SPRING COURSE

How can you expand the impact of your research?

Engaging with journalists can improve the coverage of science in the media and increase public understanding about science. The University of Washington's Conservation of Living Systems (CLS) program is offering a Science Communication and the Media course to prepare senior graduate students with hands-on training and the skills to deliver clear, compelling messages about their work to journalists and the public. The course will culminate in an all-day workshop with some of the nation's leading journalists who will offer their insights and expert advice.

Science Communication and the Media
Spring 2011, 2 credits (ENVIR500A)
Mondays 1:30 ­ 3:30
March 28 ­ May 9

Add code required. For information send email to

The course is instructed by Liz Neely, Assistant Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Student Tax workshops

SFS will be offering workshops for U.S. Resident Students (and international students filing taxes as U.S. Residents) during February, March and April. SFS will be offering workshops for international students starting in March and continuing to April.

Tax 101 workshops for U.S Resident Students:
You've received your 1098T tax form! Are you confused about the information it contains? Student Fiscal Services offers workshops to help students understand the 1098T tax form, the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits, and student account or scholarship issues in relation to taxes. This class is offered free of charge.

February schedule:
(All sections contain identical information)

Friday, Feb. 18th
Section A: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Section B: 3pm - 4pm
Odegaard 220

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd
Section A: 10:30am - 11:30am
Section B: 12pm - 1pm
Odegaard 220