Friday, May 6, 2011

Transition to Graduate School Workshop - Finding and Applying for Funding:

Thursday, May 12, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Allen Library Research Commons, Red Room A

The UW Libraries' Grants & Funding Information Service and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will provide a workshop for current undergraduate students or alumni planning ahead for graduate studies. The workshop will provide assistance in developing a timeline, finding funding resources, highlight a few specific national graduate fellowships, other resources and plenty of Q&A. Students are encouraged to start thinking about graduate funding well in advance of their admission and this workshop is a great way to get started. RSVP to attend at

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Opportunities for co-op and new grads

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility specializes in repairing, overhauling, converting, and modernizing ships and submarines for the U.S. Navy. Established in 1891, the Shipyard is one of Washington State’s largest industrial facilities, employing nearly 10,000 highly skilled ship maintenance professionals. The Shipyard has the unique facilities to dry-dock and overhaul any ship in the U.S. fleet, service and refuel nuclear reactors, and perform a wide variety of fabrication, manufacturing, and engineering services.
At Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, engineering and national security integrate into a challenging and rewarding career. At the Shipyard, you’ll use your engineering skills to meet our mission of keeping America’s Navy #1 in the world by supporting the overhaul, repair, and modernization of combat systems, communication equipment, navigation systems, propulsion systems, ship structures, and nuclear reactor plants on a variety of ship platforms.

Shipyard engineers excel in our high performance work culture and are rewarded with opportunities for career advancement, competitive pay, generous vacation benefits, an excellent retirement system, federal health benefits, and ten paid holidays each year. Candidates should look forward to further development of their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills while working in the pristine Puget Sound area.

PSNS & IMF is an equal opportunity employer. You must be:
  • A United States citizen;
  • Able to successfully obtain a government security clearance
  • Able to pass a standard physical exam.
  • Have a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA to qualify for a engineering position
For more info and to schedule an interview please contact,

Jason L Nguyen
Control and Instrumentation
Phone: 360.627.3874

Robert Morris
Control and Instrumentation
Phone: 360.476.4427

Program in Technology Commercialization-Guest Speakers

This week’s lectures:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Alan Dishlip, Chief Financial Officer of Billing Revolution, Inc., will present an Introduction to Company Financial Issues.
Executive Profile

Friday, May 6, 2011
Chris Rivera, President of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, will talk about Strategic Planning & Funding.
In addition, Steve Yentzer, partner at DLA Piper, will talk about Financing, with a focus on External Funding Sources.

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

PAID Electrical Engineering Internships - City Light

We are looking for 4 interns to work for City Light in either their Energy Delivery or Asset Management Divisions.

Start: Summer 2011 (minimum 1 year commitment)
Application Deadline: 4pm, Tuesday, May 17
Payrate: $17.11 – 19.26
For the description of the internship & application instructions, please go to:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dental Fair!

Global Dental Brigades UW Chapter invites you to attend our biggest event of the quarter, DENTAL FAIR!!!!!

Who: Anyone interested in dentistry
When: Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 6-9pm
Where: Vista Cafe in William H. Foege Hall
NE Pacific St. & 15th Ave NE
Cost: $10 pre-sale tickets; $15 at the door
**Email to pre-order tickets**

There will be a variety of opportunities including:
-Guest speakers
-Suturing pig's feet
-Waxing teeth
-Teeth charting
-Scaling and probing, etc.
-Dental student panel
-Tabling/Booths: Get involved in Pre-dental Organizations (TEETH, DDS, GDB, ECOH, UW Smiles, SMDEP, etc)
-Volunteer/shadowing opportunities, research, internships from local dentists and clinics
-Kaplan: DAT course
Food and refreshments will be served.

Please contact if you have any questions! Don't miss this event and hope to see you all there!!

PAID Engineering & IT internships with City of Seattle

Position descriptions and application instructions can be found at

1) Boundary Electrical Student Engineer: City Light
Location: Metaline Falls, WA (summer only)
Application deadline: 5/10

2) Materials Lab Intern: Seattle Public Utilities
Application deadline: 5/17

3) IT Desktop Support Intern: Fire Department
Application deadline: 5/10

4) IT GIS Intern: Fire Department
Application deadline: 5/10

5) IT MIS Applications Intern: Fire Department
Application deadline: 5/10

6) Boundary Mechanical Student Engineer: City Light
Location: Metaline Falls, Wa (summer only)
Application deadline: 5/10

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Job Title: IT Response Centre Support Analyst

Reports to: IT Response Centre Manager

Date: May 2011

Purpose of the job

Support functional users of IT services, applications hardware and tools with timely and knowledgeable resolution of issues, in-the-moment training, documentation of recurring fixes and delivery of new or updated tools and equipment as needed.

Participate in issue resolution through disciplined queue management in the helpdesk system, including logging issues on behalf of users where appropriate, accepting and resolving issues within stated service level commitments and accurately logging results in the system.

Participate in Response Centre projects and out-of-hours coverage as required.

Deliver all services with a high commitment to Customer Satisfaction and adherence to Hexcel IT policy.

Principal Accountabilities

a) Record and resolve help desk queries either over the telephone or via remote control of the equipment within SLA targets.
b) Day to day monitoring and updating the Global Helpdesk system, including escalation of tickets where necessary to Senior Analysts, other IT teams and the IT Response Centre Manager as appropriate.
c) Set-up and install new PC hardware / software, using departmental procedures and standards.
d) Carry out daily plus monthly scheduled housekeeping activities, such as responsibility for the Network Server back up.
e) Carry out network administration duties such as adding and removing network user ids and email accounts in line with departmental procedures and standards.
f) Record hardware faults and liaise with third-party maintenance companies to assess whether repairs meet economic justification. Undertake routine hardware maintenance.
g) Liaise with Response Centre Analysts, including other Response Centre locations, to ensure effective coverage of regional/local issues and effective handoff of function user issues to other locations or staff members.
h) Provide administrative duties as required by the department.

Knowledge Skills and Experience

a) Knowledge of PC hardware technology.
b) Knowledge of upgrading PC hardware, including memory modules, hard-discs, CD-ROMS, etc.
c) Knowledge of current MS Windows applications, server and workstation.
d) Knowledge and working experience of current MS Office product range.
e) Knowledge of PC network security issues, including virus protection and prevention.
f) Effective communication skills, able to impart instructions clearly and concisely.
g) Ability to document routine fixes for publication in the IT knowledge base and training documents.
h) Logical problem solving abilities, capable of using initiative to provide a solution to recurring problems.
i) Able to work effectively as part of a team.
j) Language skills would be an advantage.

Planning Organising and Controlling

• Control and enforce IS operating standards across the Company.
• Effective organisation of own time to meet requirements of IT Response Centre queries.
• Able to prioritise issues and to switch between different activities quickly.
• Plan to meet routine requirements in conjunction with being able to react quickly to ad-hoc queries.

Contact with others

• Contact with all Company personnel on PC and hardware issues.
• Contact with Analysts and Management to escalate IT Response Centre queries that are not being resolved in a timely manner.
• Contact with third-party maintenance companies to report and assess hardware faults.

Major challenge of the job

Provide effective and timely issue resolution and IT support for a global workforce with consistently high standards of Customer service and an appropriate sense of urgency for the business impact while maintaining IT policies and standards.

Electrical Engineering Professional Master's Program info session - 5/18

Please join us for an information session on Wednesday, May 18th at 5:30PM for the Electrical Engineering Professional Master's Program. Topics discussed will include:

· Fall 2011 admissions requirements & deadlines
· PMP Curriculum
· Program eligibility
· Student demographics
· Balancing school & work

The info session will be held in the Electrical Engineering Building (EEB), room 303, and light food and refreshments will be served. Please note that an RSVP is required:

To learn more about the Electrical Engineering Professional Master

EEWeb Community

We'd like to introduce you to our new EEWeb Community. We are an electrical engineering website that offers free online resources to students and professionals. As a member of EEWeb, you can publish research projects online, use our free job services, and even connect with engineers that have your same interests.

Job Services (Internships and New Grads):

We've recently updated EEWeb with new internships and graduate level jobs from top companies including Agilent, Microchip, Altera, Micron, National Instruments, HP,GE, Fairchild, Atmel, Analog Devices, Xilinx and many more.

List of EE Internships (143)
List of New Graduate EE Jobs (75)

Registration is free and easy:

Step 1- Create a profile:
Step 2- Begin Uploading Your Projects, Articles, or Resumes...
Step 3- Take advantage of Job Services, Professional Networking, and Design Tools

Publishing Projects and Research Papers:

Did you know that you can use EEWeb to publish your research for free? EEWeb has a first-class publishing platform that allows senior design students, graduate students, and faculty to easily upload and share their research with our entire engineering audience at no cost.

Example Research Publication: Link

Oral Presentation PowerPoint Workshops

Presentation PowerPoint Workshops are designed for Symposium presenters but open to anyone interested in learning how to organize a presentation, what information to include, and how to draw the attention of your audience through the use of PowerPoint. The better your presentation, the more likely your audience will understand your project.

Wednesday, May 4, 12:30-1:30pm, OUGL 220
Thursday, May 5, 3-4pm, OUGL 220

Register at:

=> Don't forget, if you would like to volunteer at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, you can find a list of volunteer opportunities here:

AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship Deadline Approaching

June 30th is the deadline to apply online for the AfterCollege Engineering Scholarship. Please take a few minutes to complete the short application today.

AfterCollege awards four $500 scholarships annually to students seeking a bachelors, masters or doctorate in the fields of engineering and computer science.