Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CHEM E 599 / NME 498 (3 credits) Molecular Engineering and Science

Fall 2011: Tue/Thu 1:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Course Coordination: R. Overney,

This is an interdisciplinary course for graduate and senior undergraduate student in the physical, chemical and biological sciences, and in engineering at the University of Washington. Students are introduced by leaders in the field to multiple aspects of molecular sciences and their transformative impact.


• Inorganic Photoelectric Chemical Cells
• Inorganic Photovoltaics
• Organic Photovoltaics

Energy Conversion and Conservation
• Molecular Tribology
• Smart Interfaces for Drag Reduction
• Catalysis towards selective conversion, and molecular tribology)

Synthetic Biology
Theory and practice of designing artificial biochemical reaction networks and devices

Energy Production and Storage
• Molecular Engineering of Fuels
• Batteries
• Fuel Cells

Biologics: Development, Delivery and Detection
• Protein Engineering
• Drug Delivery
• Glyco-Engineering

Societal Impact
• Case Studies: Carbon Nanotubes
• Envisioning Future Impacts of Molecular Engineering

Prerequisites: Senior Undergraduate or Undergraduate degree in physical, chemical or biological sciences, or engineering.

Peace Corps Info Session - Apply by July 1 to Work Abroad in Summer 2012

Thinking about launching an international career when you graduate? Consider the benefits of doing so with the Peace Corps. As a Peace Corps volunteer, you will live and work abroad, learn a new language, receive a living stipend with medical/dental benefits, and possibly qualify for student loan deferment, among other advantages.

Juniors and Seniors interested in serving a community overseas with the Peace Corps should take note of the following:

(1) Apply By Friday, July 1 -- For students who plan to depart for service in July, August or September 2012, it is recommended to submit an application by July 1. Continue your application or start your online application now.

(2) Gain Experience This Summer -- Use your summer internship, job or volunteer experience to help you qualify for a Peace Corps assignment. Learn more about what makes you competitive when applying to Peace Corps at our upcoming info session

(3) Connect With Us – Attend our upcoming info session on Wednesday, June 1st at 5pm in Smith 205. This your opportunity to get your questions answered about applying, volunteering, and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Peace Corps!

Questions? Contact Erin Larsen-Cooper, UW Peace Corps Representative at or 206.616.5801.

Student Instructor Positions with UW-IT

UW-IT is currently recruiting three tech-savvy UW students to teach computing workshops on the following technologies:

- Digital Audio hardware and software

- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver)

- Microsoft Office (including Access)

- Windows 7

- Apple OS X

- Computer Management and Troubleshooting

These jobs offers flexibility and a fun working environment. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply, and we also value teaching, writing, and public-speaking skills.

Our instructors work as a team to develop teaching skills and new curriculum. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career in teaching or technology. The position starts at $9.50 per hour. We will begin reviewing applications on June 3rd, so act now!

Please check out our website for more information:


The Bonneville Power Administration is a unique federal electric utility within the U.S. Department of Energy. In business for over 70 years, we provide one-third of the electricity emissions-free hydroelectricity and wind generation in the Pacific Northwest.

Locations: North Bend/Goshen/Eugene, Oregon

The first cutoff date for application was May 20th, but we need more applicants!

Please apply as soon as possible for consideration.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit to find the job posting and instructions on how to apply. There are multiple job postings with the same job titles, please submit a separate job application to each job posting. Remember, the more information the better when putting together a federal job application!

WHAT: North Bend, Oregon or Goshen, Oregon--- these jobs are not desk jobs. You are out working in the substations, microwave sites, integrating new equipment, diagnosing and solving complex problems, working directly with our customers, and keeping the lights on.

WHY: The Bonneville Power Administration is upgrading the power system with numerous replacement and improvement projects.

YOU: We are looking for adventurous self-motivated engineers seeking a challenging field position with an interest in gaining valuable experience by working on a federal hydro system project in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

CULTURE: You will work with other professionals that live and breathe our “keeping the lights on” mantra.

More details about the job…..

The Electrical/Electronics Engineer selected for the opportunity in Goshen, OR (Eugene OR) will provide engineering support for installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and failure analysis of Power System Control equipment (SCADA, microwave radio, computer networks, telephone systems, telemetry, VHF mobile radio, fiber optics, and communication batteries); including District/System integration (e.g.: modification, redesign, etc); and participates in planning, organizing, and directing activities of Power System Control Engineers and Craftsmen.

Heather Bain – Recruiter

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

EcoCAR 2 recruitment

The UW is one of 6 new colleges accepted into EcoCAR 2: Plugging Into the Future.

We’re looking for EE’s to participate in this collegiate level international design competition, next in a series of Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) run by General Motors and the US Department of Energy.
The program will follow the same Vehicle Development Process (VDP) that GM follows during the development of their vehicles, and is thus highly representative of real-world engineering and business positions.

To find out more about the EcoCAR 2 competition, UW’s EcoCAR 2 team, or if you have any other questions, feel free to use the
Interested students should complete the application to be considered for the team. The student application is on their website at:

Finished applications can be sent to the team email address,

Open College Grad Position at IBM

IBM has an immediate full-time firmware developer opening for a new college
hire and would like to invite any CS, CE, EE candidates that you might have
for an interview.

The job description is-

This is your chance to develop innovative new technology products, as well
as your career, with the world's second largest software-maker. Hone your
expertise alongside fellow talented professionals, where you'll develop some
of the most exciting software solutions on the market. At IBM, we're
strongly committed to the advancement of open Internet standards and
applications as well. As an IBM Software/Firmware Developer, you'll use the
latest tools and technologies available to deliver state-of-the-art
software. You'll be responsible for ensuring that company software
components are expertly designed, tested, debugged, verified, and ready for
integration into IBM's best-of-breed solutions that help organizations
improve their business outcomes in the global marketplace. This position is
available in Kirkland, WA.

Please see the contact information below.

Robert S. Smith
Manager, IMM
IBM Systems & Technology Group
Blades & Modular Systems Firmware Development
Phone: 425-803-5993
Mobile: 253-219-1681

ALCOA visit to recruit students for internships: Thurs May 26 3-4:30 EE303

Meet the Employer: ALCOA
Thursday, May 26, 2011

ALCOA is interested in hiring students for 6 month opportunities beginning during ANY quarter of the year. If students are interested, they should send their resume and a cover letter (if possible) to and it will be forwarded to the ALCOA representative. Interested students should NOT MISS the opportunity to meet with ALCOA representatives on Thursday, May 26, 2011, in EE303 from 3-4:30pm.

Works under the direction of a Staff or Process Engineer on the following engineering special projects in the Maintenance department:
· Collect power system equipment and cable data (e.g. cable lengths, cable sizes, conduit material, fuse sizes, circuit breaker catalog number and settings, transformer nameplate info)
· Enter collected power system data into Easypower model
· Use Easypower software to calculate arc flash hazards and print labels
· Apply labels on equipment in field
· Formulate and propose solutions for resolving exposure issues for areas of the plant where arc flash hazard is higher than allowed (> 40
· Enhance utility of plant Easypower file by adding equipment and load details on equipment such as MCCs and Power distribution panels
· Collect and validate grounding grid condition assessment data
· Assist with prioritizing repairs based on local grid condition
· Obtain excavation permits or assist with process when and if project is handed over to 3rd party
· Ensure installation of ground grid repair and enhancement (new) materials complies with design specifications and restores grid condition to acceptable status
· Ensure as-built drawings are made, accurate, and submitted properly for addition to the drawing system
· Assist with building and prioritizing 10-year capital projects plan for the entire substation and power distribution system for Alcoa Intalco Works
· Assist with formulating, documenting and standardizing maintenance procedures for Low Voltage (LV) switchgear, LV circuit breakers, grounding, and associated equipment

· Assist with formulating, documenting and standardizing maintenance procedures for High Voltage (HV) switchgear, HV circuit breakers and switches, grounding, and associated equipment
Become familiar with aspects of an Aluminum Smelting operation. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program in Technology Commercialization-Guest Speakers

This week’s lectures:

Wednesday May 25, 2011
Meenu Chhabra, President and CEO of Allozyne will give a lecture on Business Ethics & Practical Skills.

Friday May 17, 2011
Christina Lomasney, Physicist, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Modumetal, will share a case study on Technopreneurship.

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

NOW HIRING AT GENIE FOR EE & ME - Meet the employer on Wednesday!

Meet the Employer:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
6:30 pm
MEB 245

NOW HIRING EE and ME students for 6-month co-op/internships!

Apply through Engineering Co-op & Internship Program:
Questions? Contact us: 206-685-1789 or

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Internships with HomePipe Networks

HomePipe Networks
Application Deadline: June 2, 2011
Seattle-based leading innovator in digital content sharing and access. The HomePipe platform revolutionizes the way consumers and organizations quickly and easily enable secure sharing and access of today's digital content by combining local files, cloud files and digital media into a single view from any Internet connected device. You'll work on state-of-the-art technology and have a big impact on the product. Experience software development at the one of the hottest startups in Seattle!

Software – Application Development - HomePipe Networks
We're looking for a University of Washington Senior to work on HomePipe's mobile applications. Interest and experience in many of the following are desired:
- iPhone Objective C iOS application development
- Java Android application development
- Design experience with mobile form factors
- Network security (especially on mobile platforms)

Software – Web Development - HomePipe Networks
We're looking for a University of Washington Senior to work on HomePipe's web application. Interest and experience in many of the following are desired:
- Ruby-on-Rails web application development
- MySQL database design and optimization
- Large-scale Internet application design patterns
- HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery)
- Network security

To apply log in to your Co-op account here:
Having trouble? Contact the Co-op officer: or 206-685-0385

Summer Internship with Western Electricity Coordinating Council

Position Title: Engineering Intern
Posting Date: May 20, 2011
Reports to: Director of EMS Engineering
Location: Loveland, Colorado or Vancouver, Washington
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm,
Beginning at the completion of spring semester and ending at the start of fall semester.

Position Overview:
Under the general direction of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) EMS Engineering Director, the Engineering Intern will assist efforts with the West Wide System model and visualization of the real-time power system. This will be an opportunity to be introduced to the reliability coordinator function and to make real contributions to the way the reliability coordinators monitor the power grid. The WECC reliability coordinator function is responsible for monitoring the Western Interconnection, which includes 14 states, 2 Canadian provinces and a portion of Baja California Norte, Mexico.

Major Duties:
• Work with network modeling tools to investigate model issues and implement improvements.
• Work with the WECC planning model to identify relationships with the RC network model.
• Begin implementation of power grid visualization enhancements. This will require learning new software tools similar in concept to CAD that will be used to draw the power grid for the RCs. The drawings provide visual indicators of power system voltages, power flows, equipment out of service, etc.
• Work with the EMS Engineering team on various projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Completed junior year of Bachelor’s degree (BS) program in electrical engineering or related field.
• Strong ability to learn new skills with minimal direction.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Completed course work in one or more of the following areas; power engineering, power system operations, or power system applications.
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word.
• Experience with programming languages such as Visual Basic, Perl, or C.

The salary will be competitive and commensurate with relevant experience as well as the responsibilities of the position.
This position is not eligible for temporary housing.

For consideration, qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including salary history to:
WECC Human Resources

About Western Electricity Coordinating Council:
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices in Loveland, Colorado and Vancouver Washington, the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) is the Regional Entity responsible for coordinating and promoting bulk electric system reliability in the Western Interconnection. In addition, WECC provides an environment for coordinating the operating and planning activities of its members.

WECC is geographically the largest and most diverse of eight Regional Entities that have Delegation Agreements with the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). WECC members, representing all segments of the electric industry, provide electricity to 14 western states, two Canadian provinces, and portions of one Mexican state.

WECC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate against employees or applicants on any basis prohibited by law. For additional information or questions regarding WECC’s policies, please contact WECC’s Human Resources Director.

Telecommunications Job Opening

We are currently seeking an Entry Level Telecommunications Professional for our client located in the Bellevue, WA market. The ideal candidate will be responsible for day to day testing activities.

Tasks include but are not limited to
· This position involves in testing the call performance of a mobile phone in relation to the mobile towers of certain carriers.

Requirements for Consideration
· Excellent communications skills
· Ability to analyze and troubleshoot issues encountered on the field.
· Self-starter and able to work under minimum supervision.
· Good understanding of basics of communication protocols like: GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WCDMA.
· Desired experience working with mobile phones and technology.
· Desired but not mandatory experience or understanding of Quality Assurance tests.
· Desired but not mandatory experience with software testing/programing.

To Apply for This position:
Please send a copy of your resume to or apply directly online. Please make sure to include the number 3311spen in your subject line.


Eric Spence
Recruiting Center, Itasca


One Pierce Place
Suite 550W
Itasca, IL 60143
Phone: 630-919-2616 Fax: 630-919-2966