Friday, February 18, 2011

Internship Fair - Wednesday February 23

February 23rd, 2011
2:30-5:30pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

More than 45 employers from a variety of industries will be on-hand to meet with students to discuss internship opportunities available with their organizations. Recruiters will be seeking candidates from a wide range of majors and programs. The one thing they'll have in common? They're looking to hire Huskies.

A complete list of participating employers, as well as tips on how to prepare, can be found at .

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The University of Washington is looking to create a chapter of oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-national chapter URL is If you are an LGBTQ student and are interested in participating, please send me an email ( indicating how you would like to be involved. Advisors from the engineering, science, and the OMA/D are having a couple initial meetings with LGBTQ STEM students to identify what you all would like this group to represent.

EE 400 Nanoelectronic Devices

Instructor: M. P. Anantram (Anant)
Phone: 206-221-5162
Please feel free to contact the instructor with any questions.

Motivation for course:
The feature size in transistors called the channel length has decreased by about
two orders of magnitude in the last thirty plus years. The channel length is less
than 50 nm in commercially available devices today. The Semiconductor Industry
Association expects the channel length to decrease to 10 nm (which is less than
75 atoms long) in the next couple of decades. Quantum mechanical devices with
nanoscale feature sizes such as resonant tunneling diodes and quantum
cascase lasers are being used in applications.

This course deals with the knowledge base to explore nanoelectronic devices
that include the transistor and beyond. This course will focus on both
fundamentals and their applications. The concepts learnt should be beneficial to
students entering both graduate school in EE, Physics, Chemistry and Materials
Science, and industry.

This course is open to EE, ME, MSE and Physics majors.

OptionalText book:
Quantum Transport, Atom to Transistor
Supriyo Datta
Cambridge University Press
Year 2005
ISBN-13 978-0-521-63145-7

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Intellectual Ventures Laboratory Summer Intern Program

Intellectual Ventures Laboratory (in Bellevue, WA) is on the lookout for creative minds in the fields of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, and epidemiological modeling. We are rounding up undergrad, Master's student, and PhD student interns for a variety of paid positions in an innovative, dynamic and collaborative (not to mention decked out) lab. This summer you'll be matched up with experts in your area of study who will offer guidance as you contribute to cutting edge projects such as the mosquito-zapping laser, disease eradication modeling, vaccine passive cold storage, and small scale milk pasteurizer, among others.

Intellectual Ventures is the leader in the business of invention. IV Lab is the company's invention research division, which opened for business in 2009. The company and the Lab have recently been featured in Time, Newsweek, The Economist, Wired, Popular Science, the New York Times, 20/20, and Martha Stewart, amongst others. Read about the Lab on our blog site at, and about the company at

Send your resume to

Integrated Sciences 401 Career Exploration

Spring Quarter — 1 credit
Mondays 4:30-5:50 p.m. — SLN 19453
Burke Room in the Burke Museum
Instructor — Julie Lutz

Are you a junior or senior with broad interests in sciences and
mathematics? Would you like to know more about
opportunities in science teaching, working at a science museum/
center, science writing or other career paths open to science and
mathematics generalists? The Integrated Sciences Careers
Seminar will feature

♦ Guest speakers who are practicing middle and high school
teachers, science museum professionals, science writers,
science education and public outreach specialists and others
talking about their backgrounds and experiences
♦ Field experiences for students in classrooms, science
museums/centers, after-school programs and other settings
♦ Discussions of key skills for science and mathematics
professionals (oral and written communication skills, content
knowledge, organizational abilities)

A code is needed for enrollment. For further information contact:
Helen Buttemer, 206-543-1689, (Feb 7-Mar 11)
Sarah Garner, 206-543-9590, (after Mar 14

UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

The UW Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on May 20, 2011, 12-5pm. Deadline to apply is February 25, 2011. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate! You may apply to present a poster or an oral presentation. Application available at:

You may begin your application now and visit the MySymposium link throughout your Symposium experience for additional information, workshops, practice sessions, and application status. We have added additional abstract writing workshops to help you in this process:

Abstract Writing Workshop:
The abstract writing workshop includes information on what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include.
Friday, February 18, 2:30-4pm, MGH 258
Tuesday, February 22, 4-5:30PM, Research Commons, Allen S. Library
Registration available at:

The corner office can wait. Some corners of the world can’t.

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Want to learn more? Come listen to a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Uganda who will share her personal experience, answer your questions, and provide tips to guide you through the application process.

Peace Corps Info Session
Wednesday, February 23rd, 5:30pm
University of Washington
Gowen Hall 301

Contact the UW On-Campus Peace Corps Rep: Erin Larsen-Cooper
134 Mary Gates Hall
Hours Mondays 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thursdays 9:00am to 12:00pm
Phone 206.543.0535

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Energy Storage Challenge

Global search for the best energy storage ideas

A newly-launched global competition, the Energy Storage Challenge, is seeking to support energy storage system. This multi-year, multimillion dollar challenge is divided into three individual Challenges, the first of which is now open:

The Fundamental Ideas Challenge offers US$250,000 dollars to the best original ideas. Anyone can submit: students (preferably postgraduate and doctorate level), professors, groups, research teams, companies, universities. Submissions can be made free of charge on the OmniCompete website, and all submissions will receive feedback from expert judges.

This project is backed by the Office of Naval Research (US), ONR – Global, Electricity Storage Association, USIndia Business Council, EcoSeed and EP Overview, among others. The steering committee and advisory group include representatives from Endura Energy Solutions, Energy Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Premium Power Corporation, Paladin Capital Group, ARPA-E and University of Maryland.

We’re looking for:

Entrants - please see our website for more details and direct any questions to

Expert judges - please contact

Sponsors & Partners - please contact


Monday, February 14, 2011

Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstract Writing Workshop

Tuesday, February 15, 11am-noon in Mary Gates Hall 120

Applying to present at this year's Undergraduate Research Symposium (deadline 2/25)?
The abstract writing workshop includes information on what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include. If you already have a draft, you may also bring this to the session for feedback.

Register at:

Introduction to Technology Commercialization BIOEN 504A/ENG 498 PTC I

Want to turn a great technological idea into a commercial product?
Thinking about starting a tech business, but haven’t got a clue?

Spring Quarter 2011 (Wed & Fri 4:30-6:20)

From Idea to Market: Entrepreneurship for engineering, science and medicine students

Learn from those who have done it before. Meet the men and women who have made it happen. Lecturers in the class are UW entreprenreurs and experienced, successful business people from the local community representing management, marketing, finance, funding, IP protection, legal, product development, strategic planning and regulation

Jump-start your career
• Discover the process of moving ideas from the laboratory to the market
• Learn the role of entrepreneurship in startup companies and corporations
• Understand market analysis and how to bring translational data back to the lab
• Experience building a business plan, financial statements and forecasts
• Build a network with successful technology entrepreneurs
• Practice “pitching” your ideas to seasoned investment professionals
• Engage firsthand with renowned industry leaders who have lived the dream
• Benefit from the knowledge of those whose technology and commercialization experience created billions of dollars in shareholder value
• Prepare yourself for the global economy

PTC I --- the first step in a real commercialization process
PTC I (BIOEN 599T/ENG498)—boot camp for non-business majors interested in how technology commercialization happens
PTC II—a set of in-depth sector-specific courses that will also include business & law students
PTC III—teams form around new UW technologies, are mentored to develop business plans
PTC IV—the UW business competitions themselves—winning teams paid to start companies!

Invitation to join Microsoft Talent Games beta!

Let the games begin! We're launching a new way to connect with like-minded technical enthusiasts from across the US. I work in staffing at Microsoft and I'm thrilled to be able to invite you to participate in this new experimental community. Over the next two weeks, we're piloting a new way to connect and interact with a diverse range of talented individuals using interactions in a gaming format.

Why take the time to get involved?
-Connect with others who share your passion for technology
-Influence and co-create a new, fun way to learn about and engage with Microsoft
-Contribute to and champion the cause of great nonprofits and social organizations as part of the games
-Gain access to other unique experiences and opportunities through becoming part of this unique community

To join our early Beta wave, start by responding to this first challenge ( We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!