Friday, April 29, 2011

May scholarship workshops and information sessions

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering a plethora of workshops and information sessions throughout May for undergraduate students. Please feel free to share this information widely. Complete workshop and information session details and registrations are at


Personal Statement Writing Workshop -
May 2, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, MGH 120

CV Writing Workshop -
May 9, 2011, 2:30-4:00pm, MGH 120

Scholarship Information Sessions:

Public Policy Scholarships:
May 2, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 120
May 11, 2011, 3:00-4:00pm, MGH 120
Sessions will provide students with information on various intensive summer programs that focus on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program: (all sessions are open to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent alums)
May 3, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm, UW Tacoma, Dougan 160
May 5, 2011, 4:00-5:00pm, UW Bothell, UW1-103
May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, Miller 301
June 24, 2011, 12:00-1:30pm, Paccar 291
Sessions will provide information about the program and application process for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue graduate study, research, or to teach English in over 155 nations. Additional information is available at

Merage Fellows Program:
May 4, 2011, 2:30-3:30pm
May 11, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm
Sessions will provide application information for this scholarship opportunity for students who are immigrants to the U.S. (naturalized citizens or green card holders). Additional information is available at

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program:
May 9, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 120
Session will provide application information for this scholarship opportunity for students planning to seek a graduate degree in a field of Arts, Humanities or Social Science. Additional information is available at

Carnegie Endowment Jr. Fellows Program:
May 18, 2011, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317
May 26, 2011, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 258
Sessions will provide program and application information for this opportunity for students to work as paid research assistants at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Additional information is available at

Luce Scholars Program: (open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and recent alums)
May 23, 2011, 2:30-4:20pm, Seig 224
(an additional session will be scheduled during summer quarter)
Session will provide program and application information for this opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia in an individualized professional placement. Additional information is available at

Spring BBQ Volunteer Request

Hi EE Students,

We're looking for volunteers for the Spring BBQ at Sylvan Theatre next Friday! The following opportunities are easy to do and we'll pay for your ticket if you volunteer.

Here's what we need:
Grill Cook: 4:30pm-Whenever food runs out. Cook food on the grill.
Clean Up
: 7:30-8:00pm. Transport grills back, and clean up the site.

Please contact Josh at if you'd like to help!

Don't miss the Health Grad Fair!

Are you thinking about pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, rehabilitation medicine, or even naturopathy?! The event of the year has almost arrived, and you don't want to miss it!


Health Graduate School Fair
Tuesday, May 10th
2:00-5:00pm, Mary Gates Hall

Brought to you by the Career Center and co-sponsored by AED, the Health Graduate School Fair is a great way for you to connect with representatives of health professions schools right here on campus. The Health Graduate School Fair offers something for everyone - whether you're a first or second year student wanting to explore your options and build your networks, or an alumna interested in learning about specific programs from school representatives and collecting application information and tips on the personal statement process.

More than 50 health-focused graduate and professional programs will be on-hand to meet with UW students and alumni interested in continuing their education in the health sciences, including more than 10 highly-ranked University of Washington programs. Come and meet representatives from the University of Washington, Bastyr University, Drexel University College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, WSU School of Veterinary Medicine... and MANY MORE!

For a complete list of registered programs and institutions, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit Questions? Contact or 206.543.0535.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Position Available: Pipeline Project Web Developer

Are you a web wizard with a heart of gold? Put your love of semantic HTML to use improving the future of K-12 education! The Pipeline Project is seeking a web developer as we grow our interactive online presence to help us create and transition to a Wordpress powered website. Candidates should have a strong grasp of HTML, CSS, and PHP with knowledge of web standards and support for older browsers.

Hours: 10 hours/week for the remainder of Spring 2011 quarter

Pay: $10/hour. This position is Work-Study eligible.

General Duties/Description:

  • Complete Pipeline Project website design and development process.
  • Create a Wordpress content management system for the Pipeline Project website.


  • Increase your web design portfolio
  • Valuable for students who want to gain professional working experience in web design and higher education student services
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment


  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page design and maintenance, including Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS code

· Experience with Wordpress content management system

· Experience with PC operating systems and applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat (preferred)

  • Works well both as a member of a small team and independently
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience working with CSS code

The student will be working with the Pipeline staff with the direct guidance of their staff.

Current website:

How to Apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to: Christine Stickler, Director, The Pipeline Project via Word attachment to

Priority deadline for consideration is Thursday, May 5.

Technical Assistant to CTO Lenovo

Position Description

Technology strategy, exploration, and evangelization.
- Support CTO Office to lay the strategy foundation to develop next generation
- Ramp-up/manage a project team and manage any assigned project
- Communicate your highly-detailed, easily adaptable, delivery plan to an international audience
- Prepare analysis and track the cutting-edge technology and industrial envi
- Prepare analysis and track the cutting-edge technology and industrial environment, and identify
potential investment areas for R&T
- Discover new paths for growth by uncovering and developing new technology, segments, products, and
- Evangelize and represent proposed technology, and attempt to build a critical mass of support

Position Requirements

- Ph.D. in EE/CE/CS, will consider Master degree in EE/CE/CS or MBA/EMBA from a prestigious university
- Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn and try new ways of doing things
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills, consensus builder, comfortable with critique, empathetic,
passionate and highly collaborative
- At least 5 years of related experiences in computer architecture/computer engineering; product
definition/development prefered, include related Ph.D. research work
- Demonstrable knowledge of business/marketing/finance
- Excellent English working knowledge
- Excellent management skills

Jessica Zhang
Talent Acquisition Human Resources
Lenovo China
A6 No.6 Shang Di Chuang Ye Road, Haidian District Beijing, China 100085

Levinson Emerging Scholars & Washington Research Foundation Funding-Apply by June 3

Call for Applications! Announcing two great funding opportunities for advanced undergraduate researchers in science and engineering fields:

=> The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and highly independent research in genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, and related fields in the life sciences. More information and application available at:

=> Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. More information and application available at:

Questions? Contact the Undergraduate Research Program (; 543-4282)

Help with LabVIEW

We have a "homemade" pulsed-field rotating gel electrophoresis system that was controlled with a TRS-80 (Trash80) computer. Yes, this system is old, an antique. The TRS-80 has finally "died", it no longer will read the program from the tape drive. The rest of the gel unit is fine. We now have a PC laptop and a USB 6009 DAQ from Natl instruments to interface with the gel unit. The hardware (connections from gel unit to 6009) has been done. I took a short course (3 hr) on LabView and initially it seemed like I could do the programming myself. In fact I probably could, but it would take forever and a day. Thus, I am wondering if anyway well-versed in LabView programming would be willing to help me.

eScience Open Mic, Visualization Panel, Tuesday May 3rd, EE 303 4-5pm with Pizza!

eScience Visualization Panel
Date: May 3rd, 2011 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Electrical Engineering 303, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Pizza and drinks will be provided

Three UW researchers, Cecilia Aragon, Bill Howe & Mark Stoermer will describe how they visualize very large scientific data sets. Panelists will describe their projects for 10-15 minutes each, and the remainder of the time will be spent on questions and discussion.


Sunfall - Aragon developed Sunfall, a collaborative visual analytics system for supernova discovery and data exploration. The system was designed for an international astrophysics experiment, the largest data volume supernova search in operation in 2008. Sunfall utilizes novel interactive visualization and analysis techniques to facilitate deeper scientific insight into complex, noisy, high-dimensional, high-volume, time-critical data. The system combines novel image processing algorithms, statistical analysis, and machine learning with highly interactive visual interfaces to enable collaborative, user-driven scientific exploration of supernova image and spectral data. Sunfall is currently in operation at the Nearby Supernova Factory; it is the first visual analytics system in production use at a major astrophysics project.

COVE - A visual environment for the oceans The Collaborative Ocean Visualization Environment (COVE) is a visualization system designed with oceanographers to combine the ease of use of applications like Google Earth with the needs of the scientific community. Keith Grochow from Computer Science Engineering is developing COVE in collaboration with the School of Oceanography and Mark Stoermer at the Center for Environmental Visualization (CEV). COVE provides
unique views for Ocean science. As well as being able to change scale and perspective at a science site, it also supports high resolution bathymetry, color gradients to highlight the bathymetry, 3D visualization of datasets, and tracking and planning tools for working with oceanographic assets such as AUVs.

For more information see:

VizDeck - Howe works on increasing automation in visual analytics tools, optimizing for user attention rather than raw performance. To this end, we've developed VizDeck, a web-based tool for creating visual dashboards in seconds with zero programming. I'll give a brief demo of this tool and show how you can use it.


Cecilia Aragon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and the eScience Institute. Her research interests lie in human-computer interaction and visualization of very large data sets. Previously, she was a computer scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center. In 2009, she won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for her work in visualization and analytics. Her research has been recognized with four Best Paper awards since 2004, and she was recently named one of the Top 25 Women of 2009 by Hispanic Business Magazine. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2004 and her B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology.

Bill Howe holds a Senior Scientist position in the UW eScience Institute and an Affiliate Assistant Professor appointment in Computer Science & Engineering, where he studies tools for scientific databases, data-intensive scalable computing, visualization, and citizen science. Howe has received awards from Microsoft Research for work on managing environmental data, and two paper awards for work on large-scale data-intensive computing platforms. Howe serves on the programming and organizing committees for a number of conferences in the area of scientific data management, including the Science Advisory Board of the SciDB project, an effort by database researchers to build a new database system expressly for science. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Portland State University.

Mark Stoermer is a Computer/Ocean Engineer who specializes in scientific
visualization, interactive marine education, Web interface design and advanced display technologies. The main focus of his work is directed at the integration of ocean science with information technologies and informal science education. He is interested in developing new ways for young scientists and their families to remotely explore and study the oceans from their schools, libraries, and living rooms. Current development areas include next-generation Earth and Ocean science visualization systems along with new mapping tools, scientific workflows and video processing systems.

iSoftstone Software Development Engineer (co-op)

Full-time, summer position – both U.S. residents and F-1 visa students encouraged to apply
Ready to roll-up your sleeves and start solving complex technical problems? Our Software Development Engineering co-op students are frequently called upon to own functional or architectural components within projects. They make decisions regarding technical design, implement coding best practices and work closely with senior developers to maintain a high technical bar. If you enjoy writing code, thinking about object-oriented design and diving deep on the latest technologies and coding patterns, this is the role for you. Co-op students will emerge from this program with hand-on experience and mature development skills. You will be ready to work with other developers, testers and analysts to implement complex software solutions.

• Pursuing a BS/MS or PhD degree in Engineering
• 2-3 years experience programming in C#/C++/Java
• Proven track record of creative and innovate problem solving
• Experience in technical writing
• Strong technical prowess, including understanding of algorithms, systems architecture, and end-user experience

To apply for this job, log in to your Engineering Co-op account:

Summer Quarter | DXARTS

Open enrollment-anyone can take classes during the summer, choosing from over 2,000 courses in 100 fields of study, including the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media. No prerequisites or enrollment restrictions.

DXARTS courses offered Summer 2011:

Digital Video Foundations

Digital Sound

Sensing and Control Systems for Digital Arts

Special Topics in Digital Arts: Film Production