Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Asian Business Student Association Etiquette Dinner

Are you graduating this spring and will begin your career soon? Do you have an internship or job interview that involves attending formal business functions? Be sure to attend ABSA’s Etiquette Dinner on Monday, May 23rd from 6-8 pm and learn the proper dining etiquette from expert, Lincoln Johnson, over a three-course meal. Students will also have the opportunity to network with business professionals from major companies. Don’t miss out on this valuable etiquette workshop.

What: ABSA's Etiquette Dinner
When: Monday, May 23rd 6-8 PM
Where: Haggett Hall, Glacier Room
Why: Learn proper dining etiquette from expert, Lincoln Johnson, over a three-course meal

Tickets: Members $10, Non-members $12

Guests who are interested in attending can purchase tickets in Paccar 262 Tuesday, May 17 - Thursday, May 19 from 12:30 - 1:20 or can contact ABSA at

There are a limited amount of spaces so act fast to reserve yours today!

17th Annual GTTL Conference: Innovation and the ‘Win-Win'

Please join us for our 17th Annual Conference:
Innovation and the ‘Win-Win'--Efforts towards Overcoming Challenges and Creating Opportunities to Enhance the Overall Public Good
Monday -- June 6th -- 2:30-6:30 pm -- UW Seattle Campus -- Kane Hall -- Walker Ames Room (225)
Keynote Speakers:
Tom Lundahl, Vice President—Purchasing, PACCAR
Bill Bryant, Port of Seattle Commissioner and Chairman, Bryant Christie, Inc.
Pete Mills, Community Liaison for Business Trade and Economic Development for Representative Jim McDermott

Graduate Student Presentations:
P3 (Private/Public Partnership Projects)
An Innovative Approach to Japan Relief - towards Environment, Infrastructure, Logistics and Policies
Transportation Innovation: Smart Traffic Signals
Natural Gas as Motor Fuel
Innovative Port Operations
Green Supply Chain Network Modeling
Sustainability Opportunities in the Cascade Corridor
Innovation in the North American Cross-Country Rail Lines

Reception and Student Poster Session to follow.

Admission is free, but seating will be limited. If you are interested in attending please contact GTTL Studies at ‘’ with your name, email address and organizational affiliation.

UAA Peer Advising Positions Available


Peer Advisors will work in close cooperation with academic advising
staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Center for
Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success (CUADSS), and
Lander and McMahon Halls’ Academic Resource Centers. Peer Advisors
will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by
offering their insights into academic issues and the first year
experience. By honing and developing their personal and professional
skills, Peer Advisors simultaneously foster student development while
gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will serve
students by providing one-on-one advising as well as group sessions in
CUADSS, the residence halls, and other student populated locations.

Under the guidance of UAA Academic Advisors, Peer Advisors are
responsible for:

· Developing a primary advising area by working with professional
UW advisors (e.g., Pre-Health, Pre-Law), as well as Academic Learning
Link areas (e.g., WordLink, SLink, ArtsLink, EnviroLink, BioLink,
TechLink, SAMLink, BusinessLink)

· Supporting students with course scheduling and suggesting
alternatives when first choice courses are not available

· Instructing students on registration and general education

· Enhancing student access to academic resources such as the
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)

· Helping students gain a deep knowledge of the UW’s academic
support systems, registration processes and policies, and how to
navigate academic departments

· Guiding students in accessing the many academic resources
available at the UW and providing appropriate referrals

· Preparing and facilitating academic support workshops focusing
on the exploration of majors, registration, and pre-professional

· Completing assigned administrative responsibilities: data
entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and creating marketing

· Learning, understanding, and interpreting Federal, State, and
University rules and regulations


• Junior or Senior
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students,
faculty, and staff
• Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
• Demonstrated record of leadership
• Resourceful, reliable, flexible
• Highly motivated and independent
· Prior experience in similar or related activities (such as
Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate,
Student Government/Club Executive Officer, or other Peer Advising
· Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students
• Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
• Have attended at least three quarters at UW prior to start date

Hours and Compensation:
· $10.00 - $12.00/hr, DOE

· 10 ­ 19.5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule

Period of Appointment:
· Academic Year 2011-12, possible extension through Summer 2012
for Orientation support

Supervision and Training:
· Ongoing training and supervision will be primarily provided by
Clay Schwenn with assistance from UAA Academic Advisors, departmental,
and college advisors
· Training and Staff Meetings: Students should be available for
one week of training in late September and attend weekly staff
meetings (TBD).

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to Clay Schwenn, UAA
Advising, Box 352805, 141 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-2805 or
electronically through Husky Jobs (#54629).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Still Time to Apply for Summer Internships through Engineering Co-op

This time of year the Co-op Office is approached by a number of upcoming graduating students from every engineering department asking if they can help them find a job since they didn't pursue an internship or co-op before graduating. The following piece from the American Society of Engineering Education helps put into perspective the continued importance of work experience prior to graduation.

The structured industry experiences that have CoE oversight (registered in Co-op/Internship Programs) are often taken much more seriously by employers because the evaluation and documentation required. Co-op have increased their scrutiny of the job requirements to qualify for credit in recent quarters in response to input from faculty and advisers to ensure that registered work experiences are engineering related. In those departments that accept Co-op credit to fulfill requirements within the major, faculty may evaluate the work experience.

There are a number of employers seeking students for this coming summer, so please encourage your students to view our site and apply for jobs:

Employers seeking students (current postings on eRecruiting):
Sage Bionetworks
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

From the American Society for Engineering Education:

Internships Play Increasing Role In Future Employment.

Under the headline "Interns Get A Head Start In Competition For Jobs," the Wall Street Journal (5/16, Light, Subscription Publication) reports that more and more entry-level positions are being filled by people who formerly interned with the companies advertising the openings. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the percentage has risen from 30% in 2005 to 40% last year. At some companies that number is even higher, although experts say in some cases the percentage is skewed by slower overall hiring. Still, they add, the finding emphasizes the growing importance of internships to students' post-education job prospects.

The Record (NJ) (5/15, Macinnes) reported NACE "last month reported that responding companies converted, on average, nearly 58 percent of their interns into full-time hires, up from two years ago, when businesses converted 53 percent of their internships." And while the job outlook is brightening, competition remains fierce, which is leading some students to begin "their internships and work experience earlier - forgoing vacation plans even as early as freshman year."

A related article in the Evansville (IN) Courier & Press (5/16, Langhorne), on the 2011 Job Outlook Spring Update from the NACE, reported the association found "that 174 of its employer members indicate they plan to hire an average of 19.3 percent more graduates this year than they did last year," and that the ratio of applications to job openings has fallen from last year by roughly half. "Employers are, as always, keenly interested in hiring graduates with technical majors," the article noted. Gene Wells, director of Career Services at the University of Evansville, said that internships were important even for in-demand majors such as engineering. "One of the things about engineering and business and in health sciences, is that you're working toward your career aspirations essentially from the beginning," he explained.

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship - information sessions

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary was $35,000 last year with full benefits). Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.

Junior Fellows apply to work on specific research projects. The 2012-13 projects have not yet been released. Last year's projects included:
Democracy/Rule of Law
Middle East Studies
South Asian Studies
Energy and Climate
Asia Studies
Russian/Eurasian Studies

Information sessions will be held:
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 3:30-4:20pm, Thompson 317
  • Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 258

RSVP to attend at:

Monday, May 16, 2011

UW Microtecnology Lab SEMINAR SERIES

TITLE: Measurements of radio wave scattering from simple geometric shapes

SPEARKER: Sam Wei , Retired Research Scientist, Boeing Company, Seattle, WA.
Contact: Phone: (425) 392-0175. Email:
DATE: May 20, 2011, 2:30PM

ABSTRACT: In the RCS (radar cross section) measurements of aerospace targets, simple geometric shapes have been used to characterize the range and to calibrate the results. For an insight, we review the scattering matrix representation with respect to the object shapes. At the Boeing 9-77 indoor compact range in Seattle, we have studied full-polarimetric data from VHF to 18 GHz on various test objects such as metallic spheres, cylinders, dihedrals, and flat plates. Expressions of RCS for thin objects (ka < 0.1) have been derived from theory and applied to the measurements from piano wires, as well as dielectric fishing lines. Uncertainty analyses on both co-polarized and cross-polarized channels have been made. Some interesting example of interference phenomena will be discussed. [1]

Bio: He received his BS degree from the National Taiwan University in 1960, his MS degree from the University of Illinois in 1963 and his PhD degree in chemical physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1968. After two years at Bell Telephone Labs, he joined Boeing in 1969 where he has performed research in low energy electron diffraction, spectroscopy on laser-produced plasmas and electrical discharges, and polarimetric radar target signature analysis. Wei has been involved with RCS measurements since 1991.

UW Environmental Innovation Practicum - Register now for fall quarter!

Register Now!
Innovation in Cleantech + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet
ENGR 498, ENVIR 450, ENTRE 490/579
Fall Quarter 2011 (2credits)
Tuesdays 4:00-5:50 pm, Mary Gates Hall 389
Instructor: Deborah Hagen-Lukens,
No prerequisites, recommended for juniors, seniors and grad students

Unique interdisciplinary course designed for both graduate and undergraduate students focuses on developing innovative cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and what it takes to turn those innovations into exciting market opportunities. Weekly speakers include top national, international and local experts in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, policy and law. Topics include alternative energy and energy efficiencies, green building, and transportation. Students will form teams, identify an environmental problem and possible opportunity to solve it. Interested teams are invited to enter the Spring UW Environmental Innovation Challenge.

For registration information contact Pam Tufts,

Save the Date! "Can You Save the World? Going Beyond Good Intentions in Global Development" - CDF Panel 5/23

Save the date! CDF’s official panel is coming up on May 23rd! Remember to like us on facebook and RSVP on the event page so we can bring more food!

Last month, over 700 people from all over town came together to ask: “Can Seattle Save the World?” The answer was not clear, especially for students. This inspired us at the Critical Development Forum to continue the debate at the UW by asking a simple question:

Can You Save the World?

Challenging ourselves to go beyond good intentions in global development

Do you want to make a difference? Are you going abroad this summer? Are you interested or engaged in global development and social justice work – either here or abroad? Do you want a chance to meet and hear from others like you?

Join the Critical Development Forum (CDF) for a unique interdisciplinary panel and community debate on our role in global development. A few of the issues we will address:
How can we – as students, staff, and faculty – connect our academic work, service learning, study abroad, and activism to the global development issues that matter? What are we doing right? What could we do better?
Why are there so many organizations on campus with good intentions, and so little collaboration? How do we connect to one another and work together towards our common goals?
How do we deal with our conflicting motivations for engaging internationally – from resume-padding to moral responsibility?
Has “development” become depoliticized? What can we do to reconnect social justice and development?
What should students with good intentions do to help? What should they know before going abroad?

Learn from an interdisciplinary panel of scholars, practitioners, activists, and students while contributing your own voice! Panelists will courageously reflect on their experiences and invite the audience to participate in a lively discussion. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary!

Panelists include:
Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH (Global Health, Population Health Forum)
Susan Bolton, PhD (Forest Resources, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Global Health, Engineers Without Borders)
Rachel Chapman, PhD (Anthropology)
Dave Citrin (Anthropology, Global Health, SeaSol)
Christopher Dodd, MD (School of Medicine, Primary Health Care Americas)
Matt Sparke, PhD (Geography, Global Health)
Eva Tagoe-Darko, PhD (African Studies; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
& Technology in Kumasi, Ghana)

…and students with experiences studying, researching, and volunteering abroad as well as leading the global justice movement here.

When: Monday, May 23rd, 5-6:30PM

Where: CMU120

A reception with light refreshments and roundtable discussions with panelists will follow the official program.

Co-sponsored by the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC), and the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and endorsed by the Jackson School of International Studies, and Engineers Without Borders – UW chapter.
Questions? Email

Become a 2011 Dawg Daze Volunteer

The application to be a 2011 Dawg Daze Volunteer is now live. Help welcome the freshmen class at the University of Washington's official welcome week for new students!

Benefits include a free t-shirt, free food, access to all Dawg Daze events, and easy volunteer hours for your resume! Apply to be a 2011 Dawg Daze Volunteer here.

Any questions can be directed to

Program in Technology Commercialization-Guest Speakers

Wednesday May 18, 2011
Jonathan Roberts, Founder and Partner of Ignition, will share a lecture on Marketing, Sales, & Distribution.

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

Seeking Graduate Intern

Systems Engineering Intern
Job Req# 601510
Business Group Overview

Employees in the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) deliver innovative platforms across computing and communication segments including data centers, mobile and desktop personal computers, handhelds, embedded devices and consumer electronics. Intel's industry leading technology is used to create integrated hardware and software solutions such as processors, chipsets, communication radios, graphics processors, motherboards, and networking components that deliver capabilities from security and manageability to computing performance and energy efficiency. IAG employees are at the forefront of enabling a new era of computing that is more integrated into all aspects of our daily lives.
You must be a Graduate student in Electrical Engineering with a solid foundation in circuits and systems. You should also be available for a 6-12 month internship. Additional qualifications include:
- Demonstrated track record of successful design of digital systems
- A good working knowledge of design and analysis of digital circuits
- Good lab skills, including (but not limited to) experience with digital multi-meters, digital storage oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, function generators, digital stimulus generators, frequency counters, and power supplies
- A self starter who can work with minimal supervision in a team environment
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Familiarity designing with Cadence* Schematic tools would be an added advantage
- PERL/TCL/Python scripting experience and/or shell programming would be an added advantage
ECG Solutions Platforms and Silicon - Platform Engineering is seeking a Hardware Design Engineering Intern to work in a design team developing silicon validation platforms in support of Embedded and Communications Intel Architecture based product validation. This position emphasizes digital board-level design and verification.

In this position, you will be participate in system verification and debug of complex Intel Architecture based validation platforms. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

- Developing testing methodologies and systems to collect data.
- Analyzing and designing circuit
- Capturing schematic
- Analyzing signal integrity and timing
- Reviewing simulation results
- Studying board placement
- Analyzing industry specs and data sheets
- Selecting component and vendor
- Debugging and testing
- Designing documentation
- Interfacing with post silicon validation and silicon design teams

Christopher R. Carlson
Platform Engineering Manager
Intel Corp.
2111 NE 25th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Ph: 503-264-4346

Job opportunities with Qualcomm Santa Clara

Wireless Modem Design Verification Engineer

Job Function
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (a.k.a. QCT - is the largest provider of 3G/4G chipset and software technology in the world, with chipsets shipped to more than 50 customers and powering the majority of all 3G/4G devices commercially available. In 2010 Qualcomm was ranked 9th on Fortune's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For", making it our 11th year in the top 20. Qualcomm is actively seeking candidates for verification of wireless baseband designs in Santa Clara and San Diego. As a wireless verification engineer, you will be responsible for verifying wireless baseband designs by developing test plans and verification environments, and applying these to verify the designs.
-Strong critical thinking, problem solving and test planning skills.
-General knowledge in design process, digital design, design (hw/sw) verification tools and techniques, computer architecture, etc.
-3+ years of verification experience.
-Experience with one or more of: System Verilog, SVA, Vera .
-Experience with one or more of: OVM, VMM, RVM.
-Familiar with Verilog or VHDL.
-Scripting and automation skills: Unix/Linux shell programming, Perl, Java, Makefile, XML.
-Knowledge of wireless/wired communications and protocols or graphics/video multi-media is helpful, as are good written and oral communications skills.
As verification is a rapidly changing field and consumes the majority of the design process, developing and deploying new verification methodologies is an essential part of the work you will do. Assertions, simulation, formal verification, HW-SW co-verification and constraint/HVL-based verification are all tools in our verification toolbox you will use on a daily basis.
Educational Requirements
Required: Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering
Preferred: Master's, Electrical Engineering

Zohaib Usmani

Peace Corps and Teach For America combined Information Session

Thursday, May 19th @ 5:30pm in Smith 205
Register for an email/text reminder:
Erin Larsen-Cooper and Justin Yan will speak about their experiences in the Peace Corps and Teach For America, respectively.

Also, please help us at TFA by taking 1 minute to fill out this survey for a chance to win an iPhone, courtesy of Teach For America! The link is posted below. iPhone survey here:

To learn more about our organizations, visit and contact Justin Yan at or visit and contact Erin Larsen-Cooper at

UW Graduate School Professional Development Series Spring 2011

From Dissertation to Book
Many graduate students starting their dissertations or on the verge of completing them imagine turning them into their first book but are unsure of what may be involved, or even how to begin. Join UW Press editors Lorri Hagman and Jacqueline Ettinger for an overview of academic book publishing and a discussion of such topics as how successful books differ from dissertations; what presses do, how editors work with authors, and what they expect of them; how to identify and approach an academic press; and emerging topics like e-books and open access. The presentation is targeted at UW graduate students, but other interested members of the UW community are welcome.
Seating is limited, so reserve a seat today.
When: Tuesday, May 17th, 1:30-3:00
Where: OUGL 220
To sign up:

Authorship and Data Ownership Issues

For both graduate students and postdocs, issues of authorship and data ownership can be complicated. Not all fields have the same approach to authorship (that is co-authoring) and explicit information on who owns data is not always available. In this session the presenters will offer information about authorship and data ownership practices and offer strategies for how to successfully navigate these issues. This session is ideal for postdocs and graduate students in the sciences, health sciences, and social sciences.

What: Authorship and Data Ownership Issues
Presented by: Elaine Thompson, Professor Emeritus, Psychosocial & Community Health
When: May 18, 3:30-4:30
Where: South Campus 316R

Grant Writing in the Sciences

Grant writing is a major feature in the careers of scientists. Learn how to approach the grant writing process in a systematic and structured way that will enhance your chances for success. This presentation is ideal for graduate students in the sciences and for postdocs.

What: Grant Writing in the Sciences
Presented by: Sheila Lukehart, Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Global Health
When: May 26, 12:30-1:30
Where: Health Sciences T625

New Biomedical Imaging Concentration

Starting Autumn Quarter 2011, the Department of Bioengineering will offer a new, three-course program in Biomedical Imaging. This program is for students interested in a career in state-of-the-art biomedical imaging techniques. The courses were developed by UW Bioengineering and Radiology and will be taught by Drs. P Kinahan (Radiology), R Wang
(Bioengineering), and X Gao (Bioengineering).

Coursework combines principles of engineering and molecular and cellular biology with essential elements from physiology, anatomy, physics, computer science, and mathematics to provide a rigorous background for career development in industrial and academic environments.

The modular program is designed to allow individual students to work with their advisors to design a course of study based on the interests and career goals of the student. In-depth training on the fundamentals of image science is emphasized for all biomedical imaging students. The students should have one year background in linear systems and frequency domain analysis.

The first course in the series, Autumn 2011, is: Biomedical Imaging Systems, taught by Drs. Paul Kinahan and Ricky Wang

Synopsis of the Course:

Modalities covered include MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear, and optical imaging. For each modality the basic mechanisms are described, leading to a systems model of the imaging process.

Fundamental similarities between the imaging equations of different modalities will be stressed.

If you are interested in pursuing this concentration, please contact me directly for an informative PDF:<>, and register for the Fall 2011 course soon (seats are filling quickly!)!

Undergraduate Research Position Summer Quarter

Applied Physics Laboratory
Applied Optical Sensing Lab

Advisor: Brian Marquardt
Charles Branham (APL):
Michael Roberto (Chemistry):

The Marquardt group is looking for a summer researcher to support the laboratory. Planned projects include support of custom hardware and software installation, assistance in monitoring chemical reactions, and other laboratory projects. Prospective researchers should be confident working with chemicals, optics, and Labview.

Lighting Design Workshop

The Undergraduate Theater Society (UTS) is a RSO that functions as an independent theatre company within the University of Washington by and for undergraduate students. Our 5 annual productions are completely student run and funded. Working with UTS is a fantastic opportunity to develop marketable and in demand skills like Lighting Design.

This month, UTS is holding a workshop series in technical practice featuring graduate students and experienced UTS board members. The workshops are open to all levels of experience and anyone looking to learn

UTS will be holding their Lighting Design workshop on Thursday June 1st from 430-6 PM in Hutchinson 205. At this workshop we will cover:
- Computer Drafting using Vectorworks
- Types and Features of Lighting Instruments
- Cue Programming and Lightboards
- Working within UTS

Our lighting department gives practical experience in electrical systems, working with software to control systems, and learning how to communicate and conceptualize electricity as art. We will also discuss collaboration with a design team as a whole and how to neatly and accurately present ideas to other collaborators.

UTS will also be offering workshops in Scenic, Sound and Costume Design as well as Stage Management:

Scenic Design Workshop: Thursday June 2nd from 430-6
Lighting Design Workshop: Thursday June 2nd from 430-6
Sound Design Workshop: Wednesday June 1st from 430-6
Costume Design Workshop: Tuesday May 31st from 430-6
Stage Management Workshop: Tuesday May 31st from 630-8

All workshops will take place in Hutchinson 205

For more information or to RSVP for this workshop please contact:

Erin Simpson
UTS Historian