Friday, April 8, 2011

Free Hands-On Introductory **LabVIEW** Training at UW - April 13th 2011!

What? Free hands-on Introductory LabVIEW training by National Instruments Engineers in the University of Washington

When? Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 between 1 PM - 4 PM PST.

University of Washington

Mueller Hall
Room 170
In Front of Roberts Hall at the Corner of Stevens Way and Mason Road
Seattle, WA 98195
For Map please visit -

Who can attend? University of Washington Professors, Faculty, Staff and Students interested in learning the fundamentals of LabVIEW. This is a free hands-on session with seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

How to register for this event? Visit the following link and click on register now to get a seat in the session since seating is limited

Where do I download LabVIEW from? Visit - and search for “LabVIEW” or the link below

Join us for an exciting hands-on introduction to LabVIEW, offered by National Instruments engineers here on the UW campus! LabVIEW is used everywhere on campus, including numerous classrooms and research projects, as well as in research labs and by numerous companies around the world. This is a good opportunity to get free, hands-on experience with the environment used heavily for data acquisition, signal processing, controls, and various instrumentation needs across UW and in the industry.

This is a free session with seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Topics covered in this 3 hour session include:

-Learn how to create complete LabVIEW applications from scratch and collect data from a Data Acquisition device (provided at each workstation)
-Integrate data acquisition, signal processing, controls systems, internet connectivity
-Connecting to lab equipment, sensors, circuits, and instrumentation hardware

Seating is limited, so we recommend arriving early.

Law School Insider forum

Interested in Law School? Attend a FREE Law School Insider Forum and get your questions answered from current students, alumni and Admissions Officers from area law schools. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn what makes a successful application, including what schools are looking for, how competitive the admissions process is, and how to raise your LSAT score.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: University of Washington School of Law, William H. Gates Hall [Directions, Map]

To register, please click on:

Panelists include (subject to change):

Carol Cochran - Assistant Dean for Admission, Seattle University School of Law
Shannon Dineen-Setzer - Assistant Director of Admissions, Gonzaga University School of Law
Mathiew Le - Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, University of Washington School of Law

Think the Spring Fair is not for Engineering and technical majors? Think again.

Think that the upcoming Spring Career fair is just sales and insurance?
Do these sound like sales and insurance positions to you?
Software Eng., Technical Account Manager, ASIC Design Eng., Verification Eng., DFT Design Eng., Firmware Eng., Multiple, Software Developer, Software Eng., Cloud Developer, Mobile Application Developer, Java Developer, .Net Developer, Intelligence Analyst, Systems Eng., Software Design Eng., Software Design Eng. In Test, Software Eng. - Java, Software Eng. Intern, Electrical Eng., Computer Eng., Computer Scientist, Technical Operations Officer, Technical Co-Op, Various, Design Eng., Polymer Chemist, R&D Coating Eng., Test Eng., Mechanical Eng., Team Leader Production and Intern, Controls Eng., Electrical Designer,, Front End Developer, Undergraduate Intern - Coverity Scan; Graduate Student Intern - Security, Embedded Eng., Eng. 1, Technical Support Eng., IS Support, Quality Assurance Specialist, Plant Maintenance Eng./Technician, IT Developer, Technology Consultant II, Manufacturing Eng., Sales Eng., Firmware Test Eng., Process Eng., Graphic Designer, HTML Programmer, Campaign Specialist, Copywriter, Technical Services Eng., Account/Project Managers, Field Eng., Mechanical Eng., Civil Structural Eng., Electrical Eng., SDET's, QA Eng., Software Eng., Development Eng., Quality Eng., Research Scientists, Computer & IT, Professional Services Eng., Incident Management Specialist, QA Eng., Software Deployment Eng., Product Architect, Technical Analyst.

How about these employers?
AdXpose, Ambarella, Avalara, Berico Technologies, Big Fish Games, Brightcove, Central Intelligence Agency,, ClearEdge Power, ConAgra Foods, Concept Systems Inc, Concur Technologies, Corbis, Coverity, Eagle Tree Systems, LLC, EDIFECS , Epic, Ericsson, Expeditors, Franz Family Bakeries, Global Visionaries, HP, Ingersoll-Rand, Micron Technology, NVIDIA, Peace Corps, Redfin, Responsys, Schlumberger, SNC Lavalin Constructors Inc., Spoon, Tableau Software, TE Connectivity, T-Mobile USA, University of Washington, Varolii , Vertafore, Washington River Protection Solutions, Wipro, Inc.

Get your resume in the 2011 Spring Career Fair Resume Book!
In response to the overwhelming demand by both students and industry representatives, The Career Center at the University of Washington will be offering you an additional opportunity to increase your visibility to recruiters by adding your resume to the online 2011 Spring Career Fair Resume Book. Add your resume to this online book by following the specific instructions below.

Come to the fair!
Being held on April 14th from 3-7pm in the Hec Ed Pavilion, the UW Seattle Spring Career Fair is the largest general career fair at the University of Washington each year. The Fair brings more than 115 employers to campus to meet with Huskies of all majors, academic class levels and career interest areas. Employers in attendance will be hiring for a variety of opportunities, from part-time to internships to full-time career opportunities! For more information on attending employers, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit

Can't make it to the Career Fair? Don't despair!
If you are unable to attend the fair you are still eligible to participate in this resume book! There are also a number of internship and career positions available for students on the HuskyJobs ( website.
Instructions for adding your resume to the UW Spring Career Fair Resume Book
Participation in this resume book is offered through HuskyJobs.

Participation in the book is open to all UW students and Alumni, regardless of whether you plan to attend the UW Seattle Spring Career Fair!

1.) Make sure that you have a resume ready to upload. If you need help in creating a resume, visit

2.) Login to your HuskyJobs account at
Your username is your UWNetID email.

3.) If you need to, complete or update your student profile.

4.) Upload your resume into your HuskyJobs account, under the "my documents" tab.

5.) Submit your resume to the 2011 Spring Career Fair Resume Book.

6.) Log out, or spend some time exploring HuskyJobs. Year round, HuskyJobs is the place to go to find great jobs or internships!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Career Fair! April 14

More than 115 hiring employers will be at The Career Center’s annual Spring Career Fair. Will you?

Thursday, April 14, 2011
3-7pm, Hec Ed Pavilion (Alaska Airlines Arena)
Open to all students and alumni!

**Who’s coming? How do I prepare?**
For a complete list of attending employers, as well as great tips on how to prepare and what to expect, visit .

**How else can I get hiring employers to notice me?**
Submit your resume to the Spring Career Fair Resume Book – access to the book has been purchased by more than 30 employers who will be combing through it to identify candidates for job and internship openings at their company. Can’t make the fair? No problem. Submit your resume anyway! Attending the fair? Increase your visibility to hiring employers by following-up a submission to this book with a face-to-face interaction with your target companies at the fair.

For more information on getting your resume in this unique book, visit .

Contact or 206.543.0535.

Renewable Energy and Bioenergy, BSE 190B - SUMMER 2011 internet course

BSE 190B Renewable Energy and Bioenergy
sln 13941
4credits, B-term

This is an introductory course on
energy from renewable resources,
particularly energy from biomass

Micron Information Session Next week

We are pleased to announce that Micron has generously offered to come and give a presentation about the career opportunities at Micron. We would love to have you attend to ask questions and drop off resumes so that we can show them what a great department we have!

Date: Wednesday April 13, 2011
Time : 4:30 pm
Location: EE 403

(Refreshments will be provided after the presentation)

Micron will also be conducting interviews with CE/EE students for positions in their Software/Hardware engineering positions, as well as Product Engineers in their Wireless Solutions Group (WSG).

Please see the attached job descriptions for more information.

Hope to see you Wednesday!

The HKN Officers

BOI24604 – Software Engineer – Design Verification
The Design Verification group focuses on finding design flaws that are not easily found by conventional testing methodologies. We run randomly generated test patterns and real-world patterns on production parts and evaluate the results.

As a Design Verification engineer you will be responsible for writing the tools that build random test patterns and convert real-world captures into tester patterns. You will then run these patterns and debugging failures to find the root causes behind the fails. Ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the software tools are expected and you will be responsible for this activity.


- Develop tools to create random part activity.
- Develop a software simulator for the memory device
- Develop tools to convert a logic analyzer capture to a tester stimulus patterns.
- Debug failure-inducing sequences to find the root cause of the fail.
- Collaborate, develop, and maintain other software for use by the DV group.
- Read datasheets to determine proper part usage and behavior.
- Communicate with QA and PE engineers regarding results.

Required Qualifications:

C/C++ development experience
Unix environment experience


Scripting language experience, preferably Python
Knowledge of Finite State Machines
Familiarity with object oriented software design
Familiarity with the workings and basic design of DRAM and NAND memory

B.S. or greater in EE, CE, or CS.

BOI25599 – Competitor Analysis Engineer
As a Competitor Analysis Engineer, at Micron, you will be responsible for researching, planning, organizing, and conducting technical reverse engineering projects within the areas of semiconductor process technology, circuit design and layout, memory architectures, and market competitiveness. In this position you will work with and support the efforts of groups such as Research & Design, Manufacturing, Product Engineering, Marketing, and Legal. Projects are typically focused on, but not limited to, products and markets in which Micron directly competes.
As an Engineer in the Competitor Analysis group at Micron some of your duties will be to perform product teardowns, perform sample preparation using various sample prep tools, operate SEM and other imaging equipment, and perform electrical characterization. You will use the results from the previously mentioned duties to perform process/manufacturing analysis, circuit and architecture extraction, device performance comparisons, and many other reverse engineering projects. Additional responsibilities include internally distributing the results of reverse engineering projects through an internal website, printed media, and presentations.

Successful candidates for this position will have some or all of the following:
Basic knowledge of semiconductor processing and manufacturing.
An understanding of semiconductor memory functionality.
Experience or training in VLSI.
Knowledge and experience in the safe handling of chemicals on a laboratory-scale.
A high level of attention to detail.
A wide range of computer and analytical skills.
The ability to thrive in both an individual and team-based work environment.
Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to take ownership of assigned projects.
A strong work ethic.
Good communication and organizational skills.
Preferred candidates will have completed the coursework:
(Please highlight in resume or cover letter)
Circuit analysis and design
Semiconductor device physics
Semiconductor process analysis
Fundamental chemistry

Bachelor Degree in one of these degrees or a related discipline:
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Material Science

On-campus Event: The Supply Movie Screening

Please join AIESEC Seattle and The Supply Education Group for a screening of the 30-minute documentary “Standard 8” and a panel on volunteer opportunities in African countries on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30pm in Miller Hall 301.

Synopsis: “Standard 8” follows the eighth grade class at Daghoretti Youth Centre in the slum village of Lenana, Kenya as they prepare to take the KCPE National Exam to receive their 8th grade certificates. Because there is no secondary school in Lenana, an eighth grade certificate is the hallmark of their education.

Despite the challenges of extreme poverty, disease, limited access to clean water, and a high number of orphaned children, education is thriving in Lenana as students and families are realizing that the only way out of poverty is education. However, DYC's budget of $7,000 USD has to service over 200 students and orphans, the corruption in Kenya prevents the school from receiving proper textbooks and supplies, and the community is growing deeper in poverty. In fact, many parents have to take their children out of school because they cannot afford the $3 a month school fee. Will the 8th grade students overcome these challenges? Or will these challenges shatter their opportunity to learn and dream?

Following the screening, representatives from various organizations will be available to discuss their volunteer opportunities in Africa and Seattle.

RSVP at and visit our facebook page at

The Supply Education Group is a not-for-profit operating organization whose exclusive purpose is to empower and transform communities through education. We move from village to village in developing countries working with local schools and community leaders on educational projects that secure the education for all children, positively impact the communities, and generate income for schools to become self-sufficient. The hope is that this input of resources will create a long-term ripple effect, creating local leaders, driving economies, fighting corruption, and allowing communities to pull themselves out of poverty.

Learn more at and

Upcoming Event: Common Spaces Northwest

Common Spaces Northwest is a gathering for those interested or involved in various social or environmental justice issues to come together to discover commonalities, share ideas, and learn through one another. It was created by a collection of organizations and individuals from around Seattle who are interested in a wide range of issues, from labor rights to food justice to equal health and race and gender issues. Common Spaces will take the form of a three-day series of activities, on April 21st through 23rd, at the University of Washington campus.

The activities that will make up Common Spaces are submitted by a variety of individuals with a variety of interests affiliated with a variety of organizations. They range from panels and movie screenings on various social justice issues to a poetry slam, a skill share on campus organizing, an explanatory workshop on the UW budget, and a tutorial on video-editing for activists/artists. A complete list of events will soon be available on our website:

We envision Common Spaces drawing people together to learn from each other, to share experiences, to get introduced to different kinds of thinking, to become more aware of what is going on outside of their normal range of activity, and to interact with people attuned to acting against oppression. Whether you are an old-hand at organizing or someone with just recently burgeoning interest in social/environmental justice issues, this is a space for you to come, share your perspective, and learn more. Please join us and tell your friends. Note that this event is NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS, so invite off-campus friends as well.

Finally, we are still currently accepting activity submissions. To submit a workshop, please fill out the form at by Monday, April 11th. An activity could be anything you would like to share or raise discussion around in this Common Space. Our only request is that activities be as collaborative as possible.

For more information, please send questions to

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Career Fair volunteer opportunity - April 14th

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming 2011 Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 14th from 3-7pm in the Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Shifts will be available from 11:30am-7:30pm, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours.
Why volunteer?
· The Spring Career Fair is the biggest networking opportunity of the year. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring!
· If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
· Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!
Interested? Shoot us an email at with the following information:
· Your name
· Your email address
· Your hours of availability on the day of the Spring Career Fair (Thursday, April 14th)
By Friday the 8th, we be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Hope to see you at the Fair!

Program in Technical Commercialization - Guest Speakers

How can we most efficiently move technology from the academic laboratory to product and market? The revised Program on Technology Commercialization (PTC) course sequence is designed to provide students with the fundamentals surrounding this process and suggest how we can most efficiently do this translational process.

Spring Quarter's Introductory Course (BioE 504 / ENGR 498A - Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:30-5:20pm, Guggenheim 220) will feature outstanding guest lecturers from the local entrepreneurial community sharing knowledge, expertise, and personal experiences as they relate to topics such as:
  • Business opportunity (risk)
  • Markets
  • Entrepreneurship vs. intrapreneurship
  • Selling your business idea (communication)
  • How to start and run a company
  • Management
  • IP and product development
  • Ethics in business and R&D
  • Marketing, sales and distribution
  • Networking with industry experts
  • Developing nations -- huge opportunities

All lectures are open to the entire CoE community. Please join us this Wednesday and Friday (4/6/11 and 4/8/11) as we learn about Intellectual Property from Ben Dugan. Ben is a CSE alum and a practicing patent lawyer at Black Lowe & Graham in Seattle (

Rather than continuously spam you, please reply to Amy Popp ( if you would like to be added to the distribution list announcing speakers for the rest of the quarter. We will send weekly announcements detailing the speakers for that week.

WiSE: WiE Speaks Workshop

WiE Speaks Seminar Presents
WiSE Conference 2011 Post Symposium & Breakfast.

Come join your WiSE friends for breakfast and engage in

Communication: Master Your 3D Platform
It’s more than just talk!
Presented by one of our popular conference presenters Ms. Edree Allen Agbro.

Good News: Communicating well with others can be reduced to 3 models:
Debate, Discussion and Dialogue.

Saturday, April 16th 8:30am to 11:30am McCarty Hall ABC Room

Purchase your tickets today. Space is limited.

Student Fee: $5.00 Tickets Available at the By George Newsstand

Monday, April 4, 2011

CIA Analyst Simulation game

This exciting event presented by the CIA will give participants a chance to experience the problems professional analysts work with at the CIA.
There is still room to sign up, but DO IT NOW!

CIA Simulation Game
Friday, April 15, 2011
McCarty ABC
Pizza dinner break provided.

Must be an American citizen with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The first 24 qualified students to sign up will receive an entry ticket by email.
Sign up here:
Once you sign up, you are EXPECTED TO ATTEND.
Questions? Contact Ana Wieman:
This event is brought to you by the Engineering Co-op Program

Students Invited to Participate in the Spring Celebration of Service and Learning!

The April 6th deadline is approaching. . .

What is your story?

All University of Washington students are invited to share their stories of community involvement by participating in the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on Monday, May 9, 2011 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Spring Celebration highlights students' work with and in our communities through a gallery of student projects. This is an opportunity for you to present your work in a visual display and discuss what you do in the community with other students, faculty, community partners, and civic and university leaders.

Benefits of participation include:
  • Sharing your valuable service and leadership work with a diverse audience
  • Connecting with other students doing interesting and meaningful work on campus and in the community
  • Receiving feedback regarding your work and presentation
  • Building your experience and resume through this presentation opportunity
UW student, Bryan Dosono, commented on Spring Celebration: