Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Quarter 2011 Pre-Law Workshops

Interested in LAW SCHOOL? Attend a Pre-Law Workshop!
Registration is required.

Exploring Law School Workshops (for students considering law school and not applying this year)

Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Monday, May 23, 2011 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Law School Applications Workshops (for students applying to law school for Autumn 2012)

Monday, April 25, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Opportunities with the U.S. Navy for EE students graduating spring/summer 2011

Electrical Engineering Internship Opportunity:

The Department of Navy has a developmental position open for an Electrical Engineer at Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) in Silverdale, WA. This position will be hired thru the Acquisition Workforce Program, which includes rotations at other locations across the United States.

Acquisition Workforce Website:

Basic Requirements of the Position:

- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must have graduated/will graduate by Spring/Summer 2011
- Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Must be able to Travel when required
- Must work well with other: Civilians, Contractors, and Military
- Must be able to pass a Drug Test-This is a Drug Tested Position
- Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a High Level Security Clearance
- Minimum Educational Requirement: must have a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Electrical Engineering

Benefits of Working for the Dept of Navy:

- Full Benefits: Health Insurance, Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Paid Federal Holidays, Retirement Plan and Retirement Saving Plan, access to Base Recreational and Workout facilities (Gyms, Pools, Movie Theaters, Bowling, and much more).
- Educational Payback Program and Graduate Programs (Must apply for these, they are not automatic)
- Beginning Pay: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with 3.0 or above GPA (GS-07 step 10) $54373
- Graduation from Internship at GS-12 step 1 Current pay for this position is $73,420
- 2-3 year internship which may be converted to a permanent position upon successful completion of all internship requirements.

Benefits of working for SWFPAC:

- Small intimate work group-30 Engineers
- Continual Training Opportunities (i.e. Lean, Graduate Programs)
- Flexible Work Schedule
- Casual Dress Attire Environment (Jeans)
- Free Parking
- On-Site Cafeteria with made to order menu

Please forward resumes and questions to:
In addition it is highly recommended that you build a profile and submit your resume in USAJOBS.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

undergrad research opportunity for students

Application of Technical Skills to Research in Neuroscience of Aging

The Seattle Longitudinal Study, a study of normal human aging that has been ongoing since 1956, is seeking undergraduate research assistants. Our current research uses structural and functional MRI to examine the relationship between changes in brain structure and function and cognition that occurs with normal aging in midlife and in old age. Opportunities exist for dedicated undergraduates to gain exposure to novel neuroimaging analysis techniques (e.g. cortical thickness analysis, resting state network analysis, and graph theoretical measures). A technical background and a desire to understand the neuroscience of aging are required. Desirable skills include programming (in some language, ideally C/C++/Java and or scripting languages such as Python or R), familiarity with UNIX tools, and some background in statistics (e.g., linear regression). Students would be working with us to develop neuroimaging pipelines to process structural and functional data and conducting neuroimaging analyses using these pipelines and software developed by others.

We plan to involve at least two undergraduates in research in Summer, 2011, with anticipation of continuing involvement in academic year. We are most interested in students who can work with us for at least two years, so students who are in their first or second years are especially encouraged to contact us. Options are available for hourly wage or student credit, depending on the commitment of students and their fit/expertise with our project.

Interested students should contact by email to:
Dr. Sherry Willis ( and
Dr. Tara Madhyastha ( Please provide a cv (resume) and a statement of relevant prior experience or coursework.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Engineering Professional Portfolio Studio, ENGR 498 C/D/E

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 C/D/E, 2011 Spring
Section C on Tuesdays, 3:30­5:20 pm
Section D on Wednesdays, 3:30­5:20 pm
Section E on Thursdays, 2:30­4:20 pm
(Meeting rooms are not yet decided.)

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 and
written, 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:

Please direct questions about this course to Ken Yasuhara .

Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program

Are you in the process of working towards a technical degree specifically computer engineering or electrical engineering. If so the Air Force has a great program that may be for you – the Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP). It is an excellent way to earn money while you finish your education. Upon graduation, you will be commissioned as an officer and get started in an Air Force job that utilizes your technical skills. If you are looking for a life full of opportunity, where freedom and honor is a part of everything you do, the United States Air Force can help.


· Must be between ages 18-34 years old at the time of commissioning and be a US Citizen

· Good academic standing for all college-level studies as well as their academic major

· A minimum of 25 on the verbal and 25 on the quantitative portions of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)


· Paid salary as an E-3 of $1730 a month, local Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) of $1002 (single) or $1335 (married) a month and Basic Allowance for Substance (BAS) of $325 a month (BAH is based on the Seattle 98195 zip code.

· Be issued an Air Force ID card (dependents too if married), receive full military benefits to include health care, base exchange and commissary privileges


· Attend Officer Training School (OTS) at Maxwell AFB, AL for 12 weeks paid as an E-5 of $2091 a month and commissioned as an Air Force Second Lieutenant O-1 at graduation


· Paid as an O-1 of $2784 a month, increased BAH (amount will vary based on where you are stationed) and BAS

· Enter with an initial four year active duty commitment with possible opportunities to stay longer and make the Air Force a career

· Earn 30 days of vacation with pay every year, Thrift Savings Plan ( and a non-contributory retirement programs

· Access to fitness centers, golf courses and other recreational facilities at little or no cost

· Tuition assistance and GI bill ( monies for higher education while on active duty or after separation/retirement

· Travel overseas or within the US and much, much more… will provide a great deal of information

*All applications must be submitted by April 26th to meet the June board. Applicants selected will be notified on June 30th. You will start the sponsorship program as soon as August.

**This is the last and only board before next year starts!

***For more information on TDSP and other opportunities, please contact your local Air Force Officer Recruiter…

TSgt Joseph E. Flowers

4301 South Pine Street Suite 525 (5th floor)

Tacoma, Washington 98409

253-380-9703 or

****There is no contractual commitment until selection. If selected you have 30 days to accept or decline the offer.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Embedded capstone with drones (Spring)

We will be offering the CSE 477 capstone (Digital System Design) again this
Spring. This class will count towards the degree requirements for both
hardware and software track CompE students.

The aim of the class is give students an opportunity to work on a full
quarter long project that incorporates hardware and software. Students are
welcome to propose their own projects, but this year's theme will include
working on the Parrot AR Drones. We have access to a number of these drones
as well as some of the firmware. The projects for this quarter will entail
adding new custom sensing capabilities, software, and firmware for outdoor
autonomous flight applications.

We used the AR Drones for EE 472 this quarter. In CSE 477, we are going to
dig much deeper into these platforms and build custom hardware and software.

EE472 class website:
AR Drone Information:

The required pre-requisite is CSE 466 or EE 472. Students should contact the
instructor if they have any questions about prerequisites.

If you are interested in taking this course, but have a time conflict,
please notify the instructor.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hyperion Hiring Entry-Level Engineers

IT company with worldwide footprint seeks entry level engineer to support current major client on wireless project. Engineer will travel to client sites, perform site surveys, report findings, develop fixes, workarounds, and recommended procedural modifications; review project documentation and update field survey, evaluation, and reporting procedures. Training provided. This is a growth path leading to increasing responsibilities in new project engineering and technical management roles as well as technical support of business development initiatives. Frequent short term travel may be required. Candidate must have a clean background with the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance. BS degree in EE, RF communications, or related discipline required. Send resume to to

HNTB Electrical Engineering Internship - (Spring - Summer 2011) - Bellevue, WA

Spring – Summer 2011 Internship Opportunity

Electrical Engineering Department

Bellevue, WA

With almost 100 years of profitable growth, HNTB is one of the most prominent engineering, architecture and planning firms in the nation. Employee-owned, with more than 3,600 employees and 62 offices nationwide, HNTB serves clients in the transportation, architecture and federal markets with integrity, technical excellence and a commitment to performance providing quality work, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction. At HNTB, we're committed to making success happen for our clients, our employees and our firm.

Our Seattle office is looking for an electrical engineering student to fill an internship in our Electrical department. This position is slated to start in mid-April for 20 hours per week and then ramp up to 40 hours per week during the summer months.


· Assist on power distribution design

· Prepare panel schedules, conduit and cable schedules

· Create conduit layouts

· Assist engineers in various tasks and duties


· Two years of enrollment in an accredited post-secondary Electrical Engineering program

· Currently enrolled in an Electrical Engineering program

· Must be graduating between December 2011 and December 2012.

· Working knowledge of AutoCAD

· Familiarity with 3D Modeling

· Experience with MS Excel and Word

· Able to work independently and as part of a team

To apply, please follow this link to our website:

HNTB is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D.