Thursday, May 12, 2011

US Air Force's Technical Degree Sponsorship Program Presentation

Thursday, May 26th at 4:30PM
EEB 303

This program is a great way to earn money while in school, work on the cutting edge in engineering, commission as a U.S. Air Force officer, and serve your country.

Some highlights of the program include:
-- Earn $3000 a month for 2 years while in school with no military commitment!
-- All the benefits of an active-duty military member
-- Complete, comprehensive, and free health care!
-- A path towards a great engineering career with broad opportunities for continued education through the GI Bill and tuition assistance

-- U.S. citizen
-- Minimum 3.0 GPA
-- Within 24 months of graduation

If interested, please contact Benjamin Nguyen at for more details!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Information Session: Global Technology & Communication Management and User-Centered Design

The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is hosting an information session for two graduate certificate programs: Global Technology & Communication Management (GTCM) and User-Centered Design (UCD).

What: Graduate Certificate Information Session
When: Wednesday, May 18th at 6PM – 7PM
Where: Sieg Hall, room 420

Global Technology & Communication Management:
GTCM is designed for professionals interested in technology design and localization. This graduate certificate is a series of three courses that focus on international user-experience, the management of the localization process, and international product management. Graduates of the program will be able to manage a localization team and determine best strategies for managing effective global technology and communication projects.

User-Centered Design:
UCD is a four course, graduate certificate that explores a wide range of issues related to usability testing, and the user-centered design process. Students learn about sophisticated planning and development methods to ensure intuitive, user-friendly product development. Study the latest theories and explore tools and techniques to keep user needs, desires and potential obstacles at the forefront of each stage of the design process.

All coursework in these programs are all credit-bearing, graduate coursework and can be applied towards our MS in HCDE. Students in both programs interact with faculty, industry professionals, students in our graduate programs, and have access to all departmental career resources.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting me at

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Friday, May 13, 2011
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Paccar Hall 291

Mona Diab
CCLS, Columbia University


Spoken by over 300m people, Arabic is considered one of the languages of significant importance for NLP -- in particular for Machine Translation and Multilingual processing.
In this talk, I will explore the depths and breadth of the challenges that Arabic poses to NLP, due to dearth of resources, high variability, lack of writing standards for dialects, and lack of sufficient understanding of the dialectal phenomena.

Mona Diab is a Research Scientist at the Center for Computational Learning Systems (CCLS) and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University.

Gina-Anne Levow
Linguistics Department, UW


Fluent conversation involves complex, multi-modal coordination among participants, although most conversants accomplish it with little effort. In cross-cultural settings, this coordination can prove more difficult to achieve. In this talk, I focus on automatic prediction of verbal feedback, one component of this process, across three language/cultural groups: American English, Mexican Spanish, and Iraqi Arabic. I identify key challenges due to language-specific differences, inter-speaker variation, and the relative sparseness and optionality of verbal feedback. Our approach addresses these challenges through a machine learning regime and exploits prosodic features, including pitch, intensity, and duration, to dramatically improve prediction of verbal feedback. Feature analysis identifies both similarities and contrasts across languages.

Reception will follow in the same location

GPSS Science and Policy Summit this Friday, May 13 at UW Tower

GPSS is hosting the first of what will be an annual series of Science and
Policy Summits. We have an amazing lineup of speakers, panels and events
scheduled for Friday, May 13th from 8:30am to 6:30pm at the UW Tower. We
will be providing a light breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the
day as we explore cutting edge issues at the intersection of the sciences
and policy.

Please go to the following link to see a full agenda for the day. We hope
you can attend the Summit and please help spread the word to all who might
be interested. We are also currently accepting proposals for the student
poster session.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics - Current Positions

Crane Electronics Group is now hiring electrical engineers as innovative as our products.

The Electronics Group of Crane Aerospace & Electronics designs and manufactures high-density, high-reliability electronics for our aerospace, space, military, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. From the Mars Rover to implantable defibrillators; from submarines to fighter jets, our products have proven their ability to operate in the most demanding environments

Electrical Engineer I – Power Electronics

Electrical Engineer I – Microelectronics

Electronics Technician

Intern – Power Electrical Engineering

IEEE Officer Positions for EE Students

Hi fellow EE students!

The IEEE student chapter is excited to be filling officer positions for next year. We put on a number of events specifically for you.

Here are a few:
- NerdFest (Collaboration, Civil)
- Student Professional Awareness Conference
- Student Paper Contest
- Game Night (Collaboration, HKN, IGUA)
- Micromouse Robotic Competition
- Spring BBQ (Collaboration, HKN, ASCE)

If you are interested in IEEE, be sure to attend the meeting:
Date: Monday, May 16th at 5:30
Location: EEB M406

We have plenty of positions, such as:
- Vice Chair
- Treasurer
- Corporate Liaison
- Events Coordinator
- Secretary
- Public Relations / Social Media Director
- Webmaster / Multimedia Director

If you'd like more information or can't make the meeting, contact Josh Scotland at See you there!

Program in Technology Commercialization-Guest Speakers

This week’s lectures:

Wednesday May 11, 2011
Rick LeFaivre, venture partner at OVP Venture Partners and Director of New Ventures at UW C4C, and Tom Clement, Chairman & Co-Founder of Pathway Medical Technologies, will talk about Funding Your Company.

Friday May 13, 2011
Lonnie Edelheit, Former SVP Corporate Research & Development at GE, will present an Intrepreneurship Case Study.

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

Monday, May 9, 2011

STEM Writing Course for Graduate Students

HCDE is offering a writing course this summer designed for graduate students in STEM fields. HCDE 509: Writing the Scientific Article is being offered full term on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20PM – 4PM. Students interested in this course should email Gian Bruno ( for an add code.

Course Description: HCDE 509 Writing the Scientific Article
Examination of principles and practice of writing research manuscripts, articles, abstracts, and oral presentations. Detailed examination of scientific publication process includes issues of style, organization, and ethics. Students draft, critique, and revise their own manuscripts and learn to review the manuscripts of others.

Job Openings at Dynacraft and Kenworth

Dynacraft (in Algona), andKenworth (Renton, Kirkland) both have several openings for engineers
- mechanical, electrical, and process/manufacturing in particular. All of
Paccar's openings can be found on the career page of their website

Student Position, CSE Student Lab Assistant

The University of Washington Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
has a great opportunity for current UW students with a strong interest
in computing and previous PC tech experience. Candidates should be
outgoing, motivated and ready to work in a fun, dynamic technical environment.
Primary responsibilities are to answer CSE helpdesk questions and
provide technical support to CSE dept. Faculty, Staff and Students.
Daily tasks also involve building/deploying Windows PC's, printer
maintenance, managing loaner equipment, troubleshooting minor
software, hardware, networking problems, and other special projects.

Interested applicants should be looking for 10 to 19.5 shift
hours/week, with the option of additional hours during quarter breaks
and summer. Hours desired are flexible daytime hours (we schedule
around your classes), and the possibility of weekend shifts.

Starting pay is $11/hour.

If interested, please send a resume to

Part-Time Job for EE Graduate Students

Want to Earn Money while in school for a few hours of work a week??

Here’s an opportunity for you to make up to $250 a week!

To: UW Masters students in Electrical Engineering

Posh Consulting Inc. is in need of individuals from UW Masters of Electrical Engineering - MSEE Program to perform pre-screenings and evaluations on resumes to qualify candidates. This could be a couple hours a week, maximum. Please see the details below.

Location: Remote

Compensation: $250/week

Time investment: about 10-15hrs/week

Job Duties:

- Pre Screen and Evaluate resumes to qualify potential job candidates.

If interested please send your resume to Pre at

Science Writing Class Fall 2011

Fall 2011
Ocean 506 A
Writing about Science & Technology for General Audiences

Schedule: M W, 2:30-3:50
Location: OTB 205
Credits: 3
SLN 17467
Qualifies for "W" credit

Instructor: Dr. Deborah Illman

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce upper-division undergraduate and graduate students to science and technology news writing. We explore the science news publishing process and key issues involved in communicating about science and technology with general audiences. Students learn the structure of science news articles and press releases; they examine issues of balance and accuracy; and they study the interactions among technical sources, public information officers, reporters, and readers.

Using case studies taken from the print and broadcast media, we examine ways to treat some of the most difficult problems in communicating technical content to general readers, including issues in experimental design; correlation vs. causation; and evaluating risk.

Students have the opportunity to build their writing portfolios through assignments that treat the news brief, news article, and press release. Articles may be considered for publication in Northwest Science & Technology magazine ( Students completing this class should possess the conceptual understanding as well as the practical experience needed for a position as a science reporter, writer, or editor for a major publication; as a freelance writer; as a communication officer, writer, or editor for a high-technology organization; or as a scientist or engineer who is prepared to interact with members of the media and general public.

Add code required--email the instructor at

Summer Co-op Positions

To apply, log in to your UW Engineering Co-op account:

NVIDIA has 20 openings in various areas for summer
Job openings at NVIDIA include: processor architecture engineer, parallel system architecture engineer, graphics architecture engineer, physical design engineer, diagnostic software engineer, design for test (DFT) engineer, systems engineer, verification/validation engineer, system software engineer, build/release engineer, OPENGL software engineer, CUDA software engineer – tools, diagnostic software engineer, embedded software engineer, video software engineer, graphics software engineer, ASIC design engineer, system software engineer

Summer internship/co-op: City of Seattle is seeking IT Desktop Support Person
The City of Seattle Fire Department is seeking an undergraduate or graduate level student to provide desktop, tier 1 support for the computers in the Fire Stations. This position reports to an IT Professional. Educational Benefit to the Student: The co-op student will gain hands on experience working with technology, learn to provide excellent customer service, work in a highly productive environment, and learn new computer technology and applications. A big benefit is to work for a public safety agency and learn about the Fire Department – it's operations and mission. The Fire Dept has over 100 mobile computers in the apparatus (engines, ladder trucks, etc.), about 400 fire station computers and over 200 applications. Job Responsibilities: 1) Manage and monitor service desk tickets. 2) Tier 1 computer management and troubleshooting. 3) Tier 1 application management and troubleshooting. 4) Assist desktop team with installations, projects, repairs, etc

Watchguard Technologies is seeking Software Engineer Co-op for summer
WatchGuard is moving security forward with its best-in-class, award-winning hardware and software unified threat management appliances, and messaging and content security solutions that provide extensible network, application and data protection. Providing unparalleled network visibility, management and control, WatchGuard solutions are easy to set-up, use and manage, which eliminates the challenges of protecting IT assets, giving businesses more control. WatchGuard's broad portfolio delivers flexibility and deployment options that let you decide who, what, when, why and how to defend your network using Application Control, WebBlocker, Reputation Enabled Defense, spamBlocker, Gateway AntiVirus, Intrusion Prevention Service, and LiveSecurity. Responsibilities The engineering intern(s) will perform junior software programming, QA, or lab technician tasks under the supervision of senior staff

Philips Healthcare is hiring a software engineer co-op for summer & fall
Some product highlights: 256-slice Brilliance iCT scanner, Integrated cath lab, Avalon FM 20 & FM 30 fetal monitors, Ambient Experience MR and CT systems, Philips Lifeline's personal emergency alert service. The department: Premium Ultrasound group developing advanced ultrasound applications for the premium product line. Candidate Responsibilities: Philips Healthcare is seeking Software Co-ops to assist with prototype algorithm design, development (C, C++, and/or Matlab), documentation, and testing. Qualifications: • Students should be enrolled in a degree program studying Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering / Computer Science Undergrad • Has some familiarity with signal and image processing, basic acoustics physics, and C#, C++ development language. (C/C++ experience is key for the positions. Be prepared to answer basic programming questions.)• Familiarity with ultrasound physics, wave propagation theory, and ultrasound imaging a plus.

Electrobit: Software Engineer Co-op: summer
Responsibilities: • Design, develop and test software applications • Develop embedded software applications including User Interface and middleware • Participate in software development process Required Skills: • Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering or equivalent • Good working knowledge in C/C++, Java, and XML • Excellent written and verbal communications skills Able to work independently and in small teams

Health Graduate School Fair tomorrow! Tues May 10

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), Paci 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.