Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Electric Vehicle Internship Washington State Department of Commerce

The State Department of Commerce is seeking two graduate students to assist in the analysis of the implementation of a network of electric vehicle charging stations.

The Washington State Departments of Commerce and Transportation have partnered in a project that involves the funding, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the deployment of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) along certain interurban corridors in the State. For a recent presentation on the project, see

Since this is the first time that a of project of this characteristics is undertaken, the State of Washington is giving high priority to the rigorous analysis of the key elements of the project. The students working with the State Department of Commerce will provide analytic support to the work of this partnership, which also involves working with other state stakeholders and car companies. The students will present their work at a state or national meeting.

The qualified candidates will have training at the graduate level in at least one of the following areas: a) geographic information systems; b) network analysis and/or graph theory; c) systems dynamics; and f) electrical or mechanical engineering. Experience using Matlab/Simulink, and Stata or SPSS is a plus.

The students will be hired under a paid internship program with the University of Washington for a period of approximately six months (negotiable) for a minimum of 10 hours a week. The internship will cover tuition and provide a monthly stipend. Work hours are flexible, though candidates should expect spending a few hours a week at the offices of the Department of Commerce in downtown Seattle.

To apply, please send a copy of your resume to Dr. Gustavo Collantes, State Energy Office, Department of Commerce, at

GPSS Science & Policy Summit -- Call for Posters

On May 13th GPSS will be holding the first annual Science and Policy Summit in hopes of bringing together the scientific community and policy makers for a discussion on the role and importance of science in public policy. The Summit will highlight 4 broad topics including: Health, Energy, Transportation/Built Environment, and Natural Resources.

We would like to highlight some of the scientific research being conducted by our own graduate students at the UW, from basic scientific research to applied research. In addition, we would like to showcase policy analysis that is conducted by UW students. All research within the four broad topic areas are invited for submission.

The Forum on Science Ethics and Policy will be co-sponsoring the poster session during the Summit. FOSEP and the UW Bookstore have graciously donated awards for the poster session, including a $75 gift certificate for the overall winning poster, and 3 $25 gift certificates to the UW Bookstore for the winners of the other topic areas.

The Poster Session will be held during the Summit's lunch from 12:30-2:00 pm at the UW Tower.

Reasons you should consider submitting a poster:
*All types of research welcome, so long as you are a graduate student at UW
*Posters designed for another event are appropriate for display at the Summit
*Great practice for presenting posters at an upcoming conference
*Did we mention there is a chance to win a gift certificate?
*And always a crowd pleaser: Free lunch, on us!

Please submit abstracts to the Catalyst site Maximum of 300 words per abstract. Abstracts are due May 1st at 11:59pm. Notifications of abstract acceptance will be made on a rolling acceptance basis (notification of acceptance may be received prior to May 1st - All chosen abstract submissions will be notified by May 4th at 11:59pm).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Research Poster Design Workshops- Undergraduate Research Program

Poster Design Workshops are open to anyone interested in learning how to design a poster, what information to include, and how to draw the attention of your audience through the use of a visual. Posters are a method of communication just like books, movies or web sites. The better your poster design, the more likely your audience will understand your project. The workshop is tailored to students who are participating in the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium but all are welcome to attend.
  • Tuesday, April 19, 3:30-4:30pm in OUGL 220
  • Wednesday, April 20, 11:30am-12:30pm in OUGL 220
  • Tuesday, April 26, 1:30-2:30pm in OUGL 220
  • Thursday, May 5, 4-5pm in OUGL 220
To register, visit:

Peace Corps on the UW Campus April 25-27

Peace Corps will be on the UW Campus Monday, April 25, Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27 for the final recruitment push of the 2010-2011 academic year.

If any department heads, program managers or professors would like a Peace Corps representative to speak to students at an event, meeting or directly in the classroom, please contact Obie Pressman at or 206-239-6605.

UW students already interested in serving can

(1) Attend An Info Session
Learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process:
Wednesday, April 27 - 5 to 6 p.m.
Smith Hall, 205
RSVP on Facebook

(2) Start the Online Application
For students who plan to depart for service in April, May or June 2012, it is recommended they submit an application ASAP. Continue your application or start your online application now.

(3) Stay Connected
Read about where the Peace Corps serves, what volunteers do, and much more online at Or get the latest news and info by following us on various social media sites including Facebook , YouTube, Twitter and Flickr.

Discover the life-defining experience available through Peace Corps service. Life is calling. How far will you go?

Aerospace Scholarship Opportunity:

American industries and universities have been global leaders in aeronautics and space since the Wright Brothers. This is because America has had a vision of a better tomorrow, a well educated and technically skilled workforce, and a robust investment in science, research, and technology. This research has been accomplished with one eye on the needs of all humanity while providing significant tangible benefits to the American economy. Unfortunately, in recent years, America has been losing its competitive edge.

Through a generous donation from Rockwell-Collins, ASA offers scholarships to students interested in aerospace-related fields of study. Please alert potential applicants to the following website:

The 2011 application is due April 30, 2011.

Leviton Network Solutions -Student Intern

Participate in a 10-week Product Management Internship Program in Leviton Network Solutions (NS) Business Unit. Learn and develop professional product management skills including participating in new product development, competitive analysis and pricing, trend analysis/internal reporting, and product life cycle tasks.

Leviton Network Solutions is focused on the structured cabling/telecommunications industry. Vertical markets include Data Center, Education, Healthcare, and Government. The successful candidate will participate in both formal and on-the-job training. He/she will be expected to perform various sustaining activities (quality, life cycle management) as well as support new product development and launch activities.


· Assist with developing competitive landscapes

· Competitive pricing analysis

· Development of content for marketing collateral

· Assist in Sales and customer training activities

· Update/maintain marketing collateral

· Provide additional PM support to the sales force on an as-needed basis

· This position will be based in Bothell, WA but may require travel throughout the greater Seattle area.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be in the process of pursuing a 4-year marketing, engineering ( or other technical degree) and/or actively pursuing an MBA or MS in Marketing
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office products including Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook
  • Must possess outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated leadership roles in and out of school

If you are interested in this position, please apply by visiting our website at: under Career Opportunities

***Leviton Network Solutions offers an excellent benefits package***

Leviton is an AA/EEO employer

Third party recruiters and placement services need not apply

Monday, April 18, 2011

Program in Technology Commercialization --this weeks Guest Speakers

Subject: Program in Technology Commercialization-Guest Speakers

This week's lectures:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Amber Ratcliffe,
co-founder of NanoString Technologies, will share a brief case study of her experiences in Technopreneurship. (
In addition, Carl Weissman, will be joining us to discuss Contracts & Negotiation. Carl serves as the Chairman and CEO of Accelerator and is also a Managing Director at OVP Venture Partners. (

Friday, April 22, 2011
Emer Dooley
, UW faculty member specializing in technology strategy, entrepreneurship and venture capital, will be giving a lecture on creating Business Plans for Technology-Based Companies. Prior to joining the university, Emer worked as a senior design engineer with Digital Equipment Corporation in Ireland and in the US, and as marketing manager with Mosaix, a Seattle computer-telephony start up.

All lectures in technology commercialization are held in Guggenheim Auditorium, 3:30-5:20pm and are open to the entire CoE community.

Job interviews with DLR Group, Wednesday April 27th

DLR Group (, an inter-disciplinary integrated design firm located in downtown Seattle, is seeking resumes from talented and passionate electrical engineering students. Opportunities include full-time positions for recent graduates as well as summer internships in our electrical engineering group. Engineers at DLR Group work in a dynamic and collaborative A/E team environment on design of corporate, higher education + sports, justice + civic and K-12 education buildings. DLR Group is a recognized leader in sustainable design practices, and is committed to responsible architecture and engineering. Desired skills include: coursework in electrical engineering with an emphasis on power systems and experience with Revit and/or AutoCAD. Experience in IT design, lighting design, and energy modeling are a plus. FE or EIT classification preferred. Please respond with cover letter and resume via email to by Friday, April 22nd. EOE.

University of Washington Toastmasters' Groups OPEN HOUSE

University of Washington Toastmasters Clubs
OPEN HOUSE WEEK April 18-22, 2011

Looking to improve your speaking skills? Improve that next conference or course presentation? Win that job interview?

Come and visit a campus Toastmasters Club! Toastmasters is a world leader in helping people improve their speech and impromptu communication skills. Our clubs focus on helping grad students, staff and faculty become experienced and successful public speakers. Members become more confident in their public speaking skills within 6 months, learn something new every meeting, and have fun in a supportive environment!

There are three University area clubs to choose from:

Tuesday, April 19
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Electrical Engineering Bldg, Rm. 303

Wednesday, April 20
6;05pm – 7:20pm
(located off-campus, in the Wallingford area)
Seattle First Church of the Nazarene – 4401 2nd Ave NE

Thursday, April 21
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Schmitz Hall, Rm. 170

Law School Insider forum - April 26

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 26, 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
Paula Gluzman - Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Washington School of Law

Learn about Careers in Finance with the Berkeley MFE - Upcoming Information Session

Discover how your degree in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, economics, or finance can lead to a career in quantitative finance with the Berkeley MFE program.
The Berkeley MFE Program, which was launched in 2000, has helped hundreds of students begin rewarding careers on Wall Street, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, and many other financial centers around the world.
If you are interested in a graduate degree in finance or financial engineering, I invite you to learn more about our program at one of our upcoming information sessions. (NOTE: We cannot evaluate your profile if you have an active application to our program):

Seattle, WA
Date: April 27, 2011
Location: The Hyatt at Olive 8, 1635 8th Avenue, Seattle (please click here for directions)
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM, Refreshments Served
Information session and Q&A on the Berkeley MFE. Alumni and staff will be present and executive director Linda Kreitzman will review your background and discuss career paths via webex.

Please register here for the event. Students at all levels and graduates are welcome.

t make it? Join us at one of our upcoming online info sessions, held biweekly. Upcoming online sessions:

May 4, 2011 at 2 pm Pacific time.
Web conference sessions and Q& A with executive director Linda Kreitzman, current students and admissions staff.
Please register and upload your resume prior to the event for an on-the-spot background assessment.

May 18, 2011 at 10 am Pacific time.
Web conference session and Q& A with executive director Linda Kreitzman, current students and admissions staff.
Please register and upload your resume prior to the event for an on-the-spot background assessment.

Please register for all sessions at All are welcome.