Friday, October 7, 2011

Career Center Workshops

Lately we've devoted time to producing a series of online [audio] workshops geared towards students/job seekers.  Anyone can access these 24/7 via the workshops link below.  You can listen all the way through or click around to get the content you want most.  We have many more ideas of online audio workshops to create down the road, so be on the lookout for those!

Current online workshops include:

-          Career Fair Success
-          Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
-          Resumes for Language Majors
-          Finding Jobs & Internships
-          Successful Interviews: Tips & Strategies
-          The U.S. Department of State: An Insider's Perspective

The Career Center also regularly hosts workshops in our center.  All are welcome!  Please encourage your students to attend.  Our in-person workshops are valuable opportunities to build skills, ask questions, network with other students and alumni, plus get exposed to the breadth of services we offer.  Workshops offered at different times, Monday-Friday.  No need to RSVP, just show up.  Dates & times found via our online calendar:

Regularly offered in-person workshops include:

-          Networking for Shy People [and everyone else!]
-          Career Fair Success
-          Resumes and Cover Letters
-          Internships: What, Why and Where
-          Successful Interviews
-          Finding Jobs & Internships
-          Job Offer & Salary Negotiation
-          Applying to Graduate School
-          Job Search for International Students
-          Federal Jobs: Find and Apply

Workshops specific to graduate students and to alumni, are also offered quite often.  Check our online calendar for more details.

Sci & Eng Career Fair Resume Book

In response to the overwhelming demand by both students and industry representatives, SEBA and The Career Center will be offering you an additional opportunity to get your resume to recruiters, through the 2011 Science and Engineering Career Fair Resume Book.


Adding your resume to the 2011 Science and Engineering Career Fair Resume Book is easy and free. Simply log into your HuskyJobs account and submit it to the 2011 Science and Engineering Career Fair Resume Book. For more details on how to enter your info, create a HuskyJobs account, and/or prepare for the upcoming career fair, please see: .  This book is open to all UW students and Alumni.

If you are unable to attend the fair you are still eligible to participate in this resume book! There are also a number of internship and career positions available for students on the HuskyJobs ( website.

Science & Engineering Career Fair
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Bank of America Arena in the Hec Ed Pavilion, UW Seattle campus.
Information for students
List of companies attending
The annual University of Washington Science and Engineering Career Fair, hosted by the Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA,) is geared towards uniting science and engineering students with the continually growing number of companies in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the Nation.

Mainstream Engineering Current openings

Electrical Engineers
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing organization founded in 1986. Our mission is to develop and implement emerging technologies into military and private sector products that provide a technological advantage. Areas of expertise include thermal control, energy conversion, turbomachinery, chemical technology and materials science.

Due to continued growth, our firm is seeking the employ of talented electrical engineers in a variety of roles including Power Engineers & Controls Engineers.

Electrical Engineers play a critical role in developing electronics products related to thermal control and energy conversion. Successful candidates will provide innovative engineering in the design and layout of PCBs, programming of microcontrollers, and design/implementation of analog circuitry and testing.

Specific Duties and Competencies:

Power engineers will:
  • Develop electrical power generators up to 100 kW 
  • Design, prototype, test, and evaluate permanent magnet alternators and motors to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy and vice versa. 
  • Design, layout, fabricate, and test power converters to control and regulate power from these devices.

Controls engineers will:
  • Develop electronic control equipment for thermal control and energy conversion equipment. 
  • Design, layout, fabricate, and test printed circuit boards and program controllers for a wide array of equipment. 
  • Have Responsibility for all electronics from the PCB to the mechanical equipment (starting circuits, capacitors, wire harnesses, etc.)

Education and Requirements

  • BS in electrical engineering required with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Internship experience required for entry level candidates
  • Proficient in C/C++
  • Experience programming various microcontrollers
  • Experience interfacing microcontrollers to peripherals
  • Experience with common microcontroller communication protocols
  • Knowledge of available electronic components and how to vet them for various applications
  • Knowledge of basic power supplies
  • United States Citizenship required due to US Government ITAR program restrictions

Interested parties should forward a resume, cover letter and unofficial copies of transcripts indicating a GPA not less than 3.3 in all degrees earned or pending to

Jicamarca International Research Experience 2012 - JIREP2012

The students will work with staff engineers and scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in neutral atmospheric and ionospheric science as well as radar/radio instrumentation and software development. Given its location, frequency of operation, and array system, most JRO's research capabilities are unique. Besides the unique research capabilities where students are welcomed to propose and run their own experiments, JRO offers a good opportunity to get hands-on-experience on different aspects of radar systems, from changing the antenna connections, improving RF components of the system, to develop sophisticated acquisition and processing programs.

A side benefit of the program is that students will get to know Peru, heir to ancient cultures and rich colonial tradition. This program is offered to junior/senior undergraduate and/or first and second year graduate students and will cover the travel expenses (to and from Lima), as well as a reasonable stipend. Given that the Observatory is located outside Lima city, transportation will be provided.

* Application deadline: January 15th, 2012

* Decision: February 15th, 2012

* Starting date: Anytime after May 10th until June 30th

* Duration: 10 weeks

More information and application/recommendation forms can be found at or by contacting Angela Calle at Prof. John Sahr,, can also provide more information.

Merage Fellowship Program for the American Dream

Campus Application Deadline:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Upcoming Information Sessions: 
Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m., 171 MGH, Team Room
Friday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., 171 MGH Team Room

The Merage Foundation Fellowship Program offers graduating students up to $10,000 a year for two years to achieve their American Dream.  Although most use the funds for graduate school, they can also fund:  strategic travel related to professional development, participation in specific skill building training programs, use of consultants to develop and carry out business or professional plans, personal or family support associated with internships, etc.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:
1.       Must be immigrants to the United States.  They must either have become a citizen since coming to the United States or hold a Permanent Resident Card.  Students who are not yet citizens must indicate their intention to become United States Citizens.
2.       Nominees must be senior graduating by August 2012.
3.       Nominees are judged based on the following:
A solid academic record indicated by a minimum GPA of a 3.5.
A clear track record of leadership.
A commitment to hard work and excellence.
Creativity and initiative,
Consistent ethical behavior.

The selected Fellows should reflect both a strong desire and real capacity to achieve leadership roles in business, science, education, public service, culture and the arts.  Each Fellow will be asked to make a two-year commitment to become mentors of future Fellows.

For more information please see the Merage Foundation website:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

TO:    Seniors, First Year and beginning of Second Year Graduate Students
          (Undergrads are encouraged to attend, it�s never too early to plan for your submittal!)

FROM:  Mary Heusner, Director of Research, College of Engineering

SUBJ:  *NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop*
            *October 25, Tuesday, 3:30-5:00*
            *EEB 403 Conference Room*

*Please RSVP to:*
The College of Engineering invites you to an NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop for *SENIORS, FIRST YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS and BEGINNING OF SECOND YEAR GRADUATE STUDENTS* 

This workshop will be an informal panel session including NSF GRF awardees plus a recent panelist, Dr. Daniel Schwartz, Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering.  There will be time for questions and answers!
  • NSF GRF due: *Nov 14 for Engineering, Nov 15 for CSE, Materials Research, Physics, Mathematics.*
  • Applicants should be US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents. 
  • Three reference letters must be submitted by November 29, 2011 by 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 
Please see the NSF-GRFP URL below for more eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Opportunity for UW Doctoral Students

(Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2012)

The Graduate
School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) and Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell are collaborating to offer a teaching fellowship for 4-6 doctoral students who have been advanced to candidacy and are interested in the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Fellows in the Project of Interdisciplinary Pedagogy (PIP) work closely with faculty mentors in IAS, participate in a day-long workshop focused on interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary course design and pedagogy, teach one interdisciplinary course each quarter on the Bothell campus in an area related to their teaching and research interests, and engage in quarterly workshops with the other graduate students and faculty mentors in the cohort. Further teaching opportunities during the 2013-2014 academic year may also
become available.

Fellows will be compensated at the appropriate annual Graduate Student Service Appointment rate, including tuition waivers, and will receive an additional stipend of $750 for their participation in the early fall and quarterly workshops.  For more information about eligibility and application procedures and the program itself, please go to the PIP website: .   Or, feel free to contact the co-directors of PIP for 2011-2012: Bruce Burgett ( <> ), David Goldstein ( <> ), and Martha Groom ( <> ).

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

UW Environmental Innovation Speaker Series
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Open to the public at 4:30, Reception follows at 6:00 pm
Douglas Forum, Bank of America Executive Education Center
Free, RSVP appreciated

Michael Potts, President
Rocky Mountain Institute
A cross-sector roadmap to regain energy leadership and competitiveness, restore jobs
and prosperity, and build a secure and climate-safe energy system.

From RMI's new book Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
by Amory Lovins

Complete list of fall quarter speaker series

Developing Businesses based on IP from Intellectual Ventures

Friday October 7,
3:30PM to 5:20PM
Room HSB T639

Program in Technology Commercialization II: BioE 505A Studies in Technology Commercialization: The Landscape of Biomedical Entrepeneurship.

Mark Mendel is an invention development manager at Intellectual Ventures. Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, he served as a consultant and helped to nurture multiple biotech and medical device companies through their seed stage, including Proteon Therapeutics and ValveXchange, where he served at startup CEO.  

Patent attorney, Connie Wan, currently serves as the Assistant Director, Chemistry and Materials, at the Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Development Fund.  Prior to her position with the Intellectual Ventures, Dr. Wan was a patent attorney with the law firm, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness.  Prior to her career in law, Dr. Wan served on research positions in various academic and industrial labs.  She is also an inventor and a co‐founder for several Washington based startup companies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship opportunity for seniors, recent graduates

2012-13 Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship Program

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the opportunity for a full-time, paid (with full benefits), one-year research assistant position at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer information sessions detailing the campus application and nomination process, as well as the program itself:
  • Today, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:30pm, Thomson Hall room 317
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 4:30pm, MGH 171
The campus application for this program will be available shortly. The campus deadline for applications is November 1, 2011.

Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors (or those who have graduated within the last year) to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates - academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world - to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary ($30,000) and benefits package.

2012-13 research projects are:
  • Democracy- Political Science background preferred.
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy and Climate
  • International Economics - Economics background required.
  • Middle East Studies - Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.
  • South Asian Studies - Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues.
  • South East Asian Studies
  • Asian Studies - Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
  • Russian/Eurasian Studies - Excellent Russian language skills required.
  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
  • No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. Students at all 3 UW campuses are welcome to apply and can contact Robin Chang ( for more information.
  • You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).

Interested students should plan to attend an upcoming information session.

Welcome to the Libraries!

Welcome back!

Dear students,

Welcome back to the UW Libraries!  As you begin classes and start planning your research projects, keep in mind that the Libraries are here to help you along the way.  Here are just a few ways we can help:

We also encourage you to meet your subject librarian (  Subject librarians are there to help and ready to consult on any research project.  We look forward to seeing you in the Libraries throughout the year!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Sensor Systems Research Group

Overview of Sensor Systems Research Group

The Sensor Systems Research Group advised by Professor Joshua Smith focuses on inventing new sensor systems and developing innovative ways to power them.  We are working in 3 major areas: novel sensing techniques for robotic manipulation, resonant (near-field) wireless power transfer, and (far-field) wirelessly powered systems. 
More information can be found at:
Some benefits of working with the Sensor Systems Research Group as an undergraduate include applying between 2-5 credits of undergraduate research (EE499 or CSE 498/9) towards your degree, receiving strong letters of recommendation for graduate school/employment applications, publishing your work in conferences, seminars, research competitions, or journals, and working on exciting and innovative research projects in nearly any EE/CSE subject such as analog and digital circuits, embedded systems, communications and networking, electromagnetism, antenna design, robotics, programming, etc.

Wireless Power Delivery to an Artificial Heart (FREE-D)

This undergraduate research opportunity deals with the FREE-D project that delivers wireless power to a ventricular assist device (VAD). A VAD is an artificial heart for patients who have total heart failure, but are unable to qualify for a heart transplant. The Sensor Systems Research Group has developed a technique to wirelessly power these devices.
This specific research opportunity is seeking one or two undergraduate students with a strong analog circuits and/or embedded systems background to design supplementary circuitry for the wirelessly powered system, such as DC-AC inverters, DC-AC rectifiers, and DC-DC regulators. You will also be part of an exciting project that is looking to have a strong impact in both the fields of wireless power and artificial heart implantations. For more information on the FREE-D project please visit:
Please contact Ben Waters ( if you are interested in this opportunity.

RFID-based Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP)

This undergraduate research opportunity focuses on the Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) a wirelessly-powered computational RFID tag with embedded MSP430 microcontroller and sensing capabilities. Students will develop embedded and/or PC-side demonstration applications for a new version of the WISP. Proficiency with embedded C programming is required. Additional duties may include analog and digital design and test, and PCB assembly (soldering).
Please contact Aaron Parks ( if you are interested.

Wireless Ambient Radio-Powered (WARP) GSM node

This project involves energy-harvesting wireless sensing nodes which communicate via cellular (GSM) networks. Students with experience in both embedded systems programming and communications systems will be ideally suited for this project, although strong skills in either area will be adequate. Additional duties may include analog and digital design and test, and PCB assembly (soldering). This project will require a significant time commitment for students unfamiliar with GSM networking protocols.

Please contact Aaron Parks ( if you are interested.

Mary Gates Scholarships

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships

Apply for a $4,000 scholarship to support your leadership development.  We've seen all kinds of projects and activities over the years and a variety of perspectives on what leadership means--come talk to us about how a Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship might be a good fit for you.
Deadline:  Monday, October 17, 5pm
Information sessions: Wednesday, October 5 at 2:30 and Thursday, October 6 at 12:30 (suite 171 Mary Gates Hall)
Please learn more on our website:

Mary Gates Research Scholarships

Apply for a $4,000 scholarship to support you while you are engaged in research with a faculty mentor.  Research happens in all disciplines! Undergraduates conducting scholarly work in the arts, humanities, social sciences and other disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: Friday, October 21, 5pm
Information sessions: Wednesday, October 5 at 3:30 and Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 (suite 171 Mary Gates Hall)
Please learn more on our website:

Contact Jodene Davis,, for any questions.

Undergraduate Research Leader applications

DEADLINE: October 7

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists from all disciplines to be student leaders for the 2011-12 academic yr. Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) will be pivotal in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergrads in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). The URL time commitment will be 1-2 hours p/wk on average and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

For more information and to download a copy of the application, visit:

An Overview of Intel's Converged Core Development Organization

Brett Newkirk, Intel Corp
Christian Honl, Intel Corp
Wednesday, Oct 5
7 pm
EEB 403
Pizza provided!

Come and learn about the design team which is responsible for lead vehicle products in microprocessor design at Intel! We will also talk about working at Intel in general including internship and full-time opportunities. Additionally, there will be a tech talk on Power Performance Efficiency in Microprocessor Development. Bring your resume!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Immigration Night, Tues., October 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, EXEC 110

Are you an international student?  If so, are you interested in learning about current immigration laws, how to get company sponsorship, how to get a green card and more?  Come to Immigration Night next Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm and hear from the experts!  Guest speakers are:

            Cletus Weber and Elizabeth Peng, US Immigration Lawyers, PENG & WEBER
            Chanya Allen, International Student Adviser, UW Office of International Student Services

The meeting will be held in Boeing Auditorium/EXEC 110, Bank of America Executive Education Center.

This event is cosponsored by the US Track of the Certificate of International Studies in Business Program and the Global Business Center, and is part of GLOBAL BIZ WEEK.

Questions?  Contact or call 206-543-5985.


*Funding Your Graduate Education Workshop*
There is no question that the funding of higher education, particularly at
the graduate level, is an ongoing challenge for most students. However,
there are strategies you can learn and employ to increase your funding
resources. In this workshop you will learn some of the basic categories of
funding and learn how to identify and search for potential funding sources.
Also, the earlier you get started the better. This presentation is ideal for
new graduate students as well as students midway through their studies. It
is also excellent for advanced undergraduates or anyone considering applying
to graduate school in the future. This general funding workshop is offered
by the Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS).

This workshop will be offered twice at the beginning of the Fall quarter.

     Monday, 10/3, 4:30-5:20 p.m. -  Research Commons Presentation Space,
Allen Library South
     Tuesday, 10/4, 1:30-2:20 p.m. -  Research Commons Presentation Space,
Allen Library South

*PhD Funding Resources Workshop*
This workshop will discuss funding resources for Ph.D. students including
dissertation research, travel, and dissertation-year writing support. It
will also include resources for Ph.D. students planning to file in 2011-12
who are looking for postdoctoral funding.

     Tuesday, 10/4 4:30-5:20 p.m. -  Research Commons Presentation Space,
Allen Library South

Information about these workshops and their location is also available at: *GFIS
Funding Information Blog - Workshops<>
 and Upcoming Events in the Research Commons<>

University of Washington Toastmasters Clubs


Looking to improve your speaking skills?  Improve that next class presentation?  Win that job interview?

Come and visit a campus Toastmasters Club!  Toastmasters is a world leader in helping people improve their speech and impromptu communication skills.  Our clubs focus on helping UW students, staff and faculty become experienced and successful public speakers. Members become more confident in their public speaking skills within 6 months, learn something new every meeting, and have fun in a supportive environment!

There are three University area clubs to choose from:

Tuesday, October 4
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electrical Engineering Bldg, Rm. 403

Wednesday, October 5
6;05pm - 7:20pm
(located off-campus, in the Wallingford area)
Seattle First Church of the Nazarene - 4401 2nd Ave NE

Thursday, October 6
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schmitz Hall, Rm. 170

Critical Language and Boren scholarship information for students

The Critical Language Scholarship Program ( this summer program provides fully-funded eight to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Eligibility details and language levels and prerequisites are explained at

Applications are now available online, and the national deadline is November 15, 2011.

The Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program ( provides up to $20,000 for US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Most languages are supported, except those of Western Europe. Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. Receipt of this scholarship does incur a government service requirement, which for many students provides a valuable foot in the federal employment door.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW's campus deadline for undergraduate applicants at all three campuses is January 11, 2012 for study abroad programs during the 2012-13 academic year.

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be providing information sessions for undergraduate students interested in these opportunities to help orient them to the programs and application processes:
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 3:30-5:00pm in MGH 258 (will cover both CLS & Boren)
  • Thursday, October 20, 3:30-5:00pm in MGH 171 (will cover both CLS & Boren)
  • Monday, November 14, 2:30-3:20pm in MGH 171 (will cover Boren only)
  • Wednesday, November 30, 4:30-5:20 in MGH 171 (will cover Boren only)

Both programs are also open to graduate students. CLS processes are identical for both undergraduate and graduate applicants. Boren Graduate Fellowship details are at There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 31, 2012. Helene Obradovich in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program (

In addition to the support you provide, our office is another resource for undergraduates working on these or any other scholarship applications.

Interested in volunteering abroad.. for FREE? The Omprakash Bicycle Outreach Tour (Oct 5 @UW)

October 5, 2011


Thomson Hall
Room 317

On the Road with Omprakash Volunteer Vance Walstra

Monday, October 3rd, will be the first of 40 action-packed days for Omprakash Volunteer and Grant Recipient Vance Walstra. Vance will be traveling from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco, California on a highly anticipated, first-ever tour to raise awareness for Omprakash - and he's doing it all by bicycle.  The tour will span three states and cover nearly 1000 miles to deliver over 15 presentations to colleges, universities and high schools along the route.

In 2008, Vance was awarded an Omprakash Volunteer Grant to work with Helping Hands, an education and environmentally-focused Partner in Cusco, Peru. During that trip, he also traveled throughout Peru introducing new non-profit Partners to the Omprakash network. In 2010, Vance returned to Peru to act as a guide for three high-school students interested in creating a documentary film about Omprakash Partners and the international volunteer experience. In between these trips, Vance traveled to several schools throughout the western United States, giving presentations and collaborating with classrooms and teachers to design and embellish service learning programs.

Now he's giving back by hitting the road and sharing his volunteer experience with high schools, colleges and universities along the way.

As Vance put it, "My own experiences through Omprakash have subjected me to an entirely new understanding of our world. I have developed a new faith in human potential that has both empowered and humbled me... Through this trip, I hope to connect the passion and potential of individuals who seek to make a difference in the world, to the people and places where those type of individuals are needed."

Come hear Vance's account of his life changing experiences abroad and learn more about Omprakash, the network that made it all possible. Vance will be presenting at the UW on October 5th from 2-3PM at Thomson Hall, Room 317. To learn more about the Omprakash Bicycle Outreach Tour- please visit our website or Facebook pages, or follow Vance's trip via his Omprakash profile.

Omprakash is an educational community.

We facilitate communication, collaboration, and mutual learning within a diverse international network of grassroots projects.  Our free database of global Partners can empower you to volunteer abroad, advocate at home, or enrich your school's academic curriculum and service-learning programs. We offer volunteer grants to help qualified applicants build lasting relationships with our outstanding Partners, and we enable these Partners to receive tax-deductible donations from their dedicated supporters. The Omprakash network currently supports over 157 Partner non-profits in over 35 countries spanning the globe. In 2011 alone, our Volunteer Grant program has provided over $30,000 to qualified recipients, enabling them to build lasting relationships with our amazing Partners around the world!

CIA recruiting interns at UW on Oct 11 (RSVP by 10/6!)

CIA Information Session
Tuesday, October 11th
Thomson Hall 317 (space is limited; first-come first-served)

Please join CIA representatives for an information session on career tracks for international studies students in the US Central Intelligence Agency as well as tips on how to strengthen your application.

For more information:

CIA National Security Simulation Game
Tuesday, October 11th
Location disclosed upon RSVP (space is limited; first-come, first-served)
RSVP by October 6th to:

UW IEEE Student Branch Fall Quarter Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 6th
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: EEB 303

Come join us! This is your chance to find out about all the cool events, volunteer/leadership opportunities, and competitions that UW IEEE is involved with throughout the year. This includes barbecues, Nerdfest, Game Night, the Micromouse competition, student paper contests, SPAC, and employer info sessions.

IEEE stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is a non-profit organization with over 400,000 members in 160 countries. Getting involved with the UW IEEE Student Branch can advance your professional career and connect you with fellow students-- all while having a lot of fun.

See you on October 6th!

Emily Allstot

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