Thursday, November 3, 2011

MON & TUE: D.C. Internships Information Sessions

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C.?

If yes, please join us for information meetings about The Washington Center Internship Program at the following times:

 Monday, November 7
  1230-120  SMI 311
  130-220   MEB 237
  330-420   CMU 228

 Tuesday, November 8
  1230-120  SMI 311
  130-220   MEB 237
  330-420   CMU 228

The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C. that is open to all UW students and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW's affiliation in 1977, and many have made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the program, scholarships and the application process.

For 2012 the quarterly program cost is $5,850 and the housing cost is $3,790. In addition, students pay UW registration, transportation, and personal expenses. Students may use financial aid for this program, UW tuition is charged at a reduced rate (because of this, the cost for nonresidents is comparable to a quarter at UW), and students may apply for scholarships (many UW students receive scholarships of $1-3000).

Upcoming application deadlines are:
 Spring Quarter 2012, Regular: 1/13/12
 Summer Quarter 2012, Competitive*: 2/17/12, Regular: 3/16/12
 Autumn Quarter 2012, Early**: 1/20/12, Competitive*: 5/4/12, Regular: 6/15/12
 Spring Quarter 2013, Early**: 5/21/12, Competitive*: 10/12/12, Regular: 1/11/13
  * Deadline for eligibility for most scholarships (some scholarships available with regular deadline)
 ** See for the list of organizations that require applications by the early deadline

Note that some established internship programs, such as the Congressional Black Caucus, may require earlier application submissions than the deadlines noted above.

Regardless of your major, there is an internship position for you. If you would like to know more, please come to an information session or contact me for an appointment. Information is also available online at

Meera E. Roy
Director of Academic Services
Political Science Department

Energizing Nepal: Community-Based Rural Electrification Programs

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
Fall Presentation Series

Pooja Sharma
 - 2011-2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, UW Evans School of Public Affairs
 - Executive Officer, National Association of Community Electricity Users, Nepal

 Wednesday, November 9
Parrington Hall Commons, 308
 12:30-1:15 p.m., Q & A to 1:30 p.m.

 Free Presentation - Open To All!
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or

Research Abroad Fellowship Info Session

Of particular interest to STEM majors is the DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) programs for US college students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English, so students do not need German language experience to participate. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance.  Visit for more information.

The information session is Wednesday, 11/9 from 4 - 5pm in MGH 173R.  From 4 - 4:30pm we'll talk via Skype with Leslie Harrelson from DAAD.  At 4:30pm we'll switch gears and learn more about the Freeman ASIA and Freeman Indonesia Non-profit Internship programs.

Scholarships from Force and Motion Foundation

The Force and Motion Academic Scholarship, made possible by funds from AMTI, is awarded annually to assist promising graduate students in fields related to multi-axis force measurement and testing, such as:
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotribology
  • Human factors and Ergonomics
  • Kinesiology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Orthopedic Research
  • Physical Therapy
  • Posturography
  • Sports sciences

During the 2011–2012 academic year, the Foundation will award two $10,000 scholarships to help defray the qualified expenses of two promising graduate students. Scholarships will be offered on a competitive basis; applications will be judged by the Force and Motion Foundation’s review board based on quality, scientific contribution, and innovation.

Full scholarship details as well as an online application form can be found at The Foundation also offers quarterly travel scholarships on a competitive basis to participants in the Virtual Poster Session.

About the Foundation

The Force and Motion Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fully funded by AMTI to support students in fields related to multi-axis force measurement and testing. We distribute scholarships throughout the year to help students on their paths to becoming the scientific leaders of tomorrow.

The Foundation also serves as creator and curator of the Virtual Poster Session, an international resource for information exchange and networking within the academic community.

How to help your students

To be considered for the awards, each student must complete an online application at before February 1, 2012.

Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in our scholarship programs. We ask that anyone you share this e-mail with use the Scholarship Reference ID# AMTI-222 on their application form when applying.

You and your students can keep up with the latest scholarship news through our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

We also strongly suggest that you confirm your subscription to our e-mail notification service, through which we occasionally distribute important news about our available scholarships. You will, of course, be able to easily remove yourself in the future if your preferences change.

Thank you on behalf of the Force and Motion Foundation for helping your students take advantage of these scholarships. We encourage you to tour our Virtual Poster Session and to invite your students to apply for our many scholarships throughout the year.

Force and Motion Foundation

176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA 02472

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Student programmers needed for global health projects

Looking for students who program in Java and/or PHP to work on open source global health web-based software[1][2][3][4] with the School of Nursing's Clinical Informatics Research Group[5] (CIRG) and UW I-TECH[6][7].  Health/clinical experience not necessary.

Gain experience working here at UW with international teams on projects for Haiti, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Namibia, and Viet Nam.  Opportunities for collaboration on posters and publications.  Future work includes expansion into mobile development with open source tools such as OpenDataKit[8].

Hourly and RA opportunities.  Please contact Jan Flowers at outlining experience and availability.

[1] OpenELIS Global - Laboratory Information System
[2] OpenELIS Global Source Code
[3] iSante Electronic Medical Record System in Haiti
[4] OpenMRS Electronic Medical Record in Namibia +
[7] UW I-TECH Informatics Projects
[8] UW OpenDataKit

UW Information School Graduate Programs Preview Day

Attend the University of Washington Information School's Preview Day to learn how graduate study in the information field will help you reach your personal and professional goals. You will:
  • Learn more about our Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) and PhD in Information Science graduate programs
  • Attend a sample class by one of our faculty members
  • Get tips for the application process and find resources for financing graduate study
  • Speak to current students about their experience at the iSchool
  • Find out about career and research opportunities available to our students

Saturday, November 5th

Check-in: 8:30am
Program: 9am-12pm
Mary Gates Hall Room 389


COM 597D


This course, designed for graduate students from any discipline, will examine how to effectively communicate science at both conceptual and practical levels.

We'll examine the rise of the science blogosphere and the sometimes antagonistic relationship science bloggers often have with the mainstream media and non-scientists. We'll use the debate over climate change as one case study, looking deeper at why scientists lost this communication battle early on and what they can do better now. We'll examine celebrity scientist/authors such as Neil degrasse Tyson and Jared Diamond and what they may sacrifice in terms of scientific and journalistic integrity. We'll look at the variety of roles scientists can play in shaping public policy and analyze how scientists are viewed, often unfairly, in the media and popular film. The class is run in a seminar format with some break-out sessions.

The class will include practical training, coaching, role-playing and short writing exercises so students become more comfortable speaking about their research, and science topics in general, to a variety of audiences including the public, politicians and the press. All students will learn techniques for giving a better scientific or public talk and will give a talk in class for critique.

There will be two tracks of assignments in the course -- one for those on an academic track that are looking to learn ways to better communicate their future research to their colleagues and an assignment track for those more interested in communicating broader issues, becoming science writers or exhibit developers or speaking to the general public. Students will be required to co-lead one class discussion and also help critique the communication skills of others taking the class.

The workloads and readings are not onerous and should compliment, rather than detract from the time you require for your research or dissertation. The instructor is happy to answer any questions from potential students or their advisors and can be reached at

This course will be taught by Usha Lee McFarling, currently an artist-in-residence in the Department of Communication. McFarling is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist who has worked for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Knight Ridder covering a variety of fields ranging from climate, earth science and astrophysics to nutrition and psychology. She is also trained as a scientist, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology.

This course will meet once per week, Tuesday mornings from 9:30-12:20 in CMU126. The course is 5 credits and will be graded.

The course size is capped at 18 students, so please enroll early if you are interested.

Academic Careers Workshops

Academic Careers: Interviews
Hopefully the effort you put forth in creating your application materials will earn you some interviews. Interviewing skills are essential if you want to land a faculty job. Come learn about faculty interviewing basics, tips for handling different types of interviews, and suggestions for interview follow-up. No registration required.
Mon, 11/7, 3:30-4:30, Bagley 260

Academic Careers: Job Talks
The job talk, also known as the research presentation, is a very important part of the faculty interview process. Advanced preparation is a must to avoid unnecessary scrambling after you're invited to interview. Come learn the what, why, who, and how of effective job talks. No registration required.
Thurs, 11/17, 3:30-4:30, Smith 304

Academic Careers: Salary Negotiations
Are you concerned about the negotiation process? Now is the time to learn what to do after you're offered an academic position. We'll discuss strategies for negotiating a package that maximizes your personal & professional happiness, in the short-term and long-term. Faculty members from various disciplines will share their perspectives on the negotiation process. No registration required.
Thurs, 12/1, 3:30-4:30, Smith 304

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

RISE Internship Programs for Students of Science & Engineering

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that
for summer 2012 we will again offer three internship programs: RISE
(Research Internships in Science and Engineering), RISE professional and
RISE worldwide. RISE has established itself as an outstanding
opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad
experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields
of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology)
and related disciplines.

RISE undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research
projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck-Institutes) and
universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in
a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into
hands-on lab work and a built-in social network with an excellent
opportunity to develop new technical skills. RISE participants receive a
scholarship to cover living expenses. To learn more about RISE, please
visit: or email:

RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master's and PhD
students, and alumni of the RISE program who are matched with a
well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional
applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills.
Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months. Similar to RISE,
this program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online
registration is currently available. To learn more about RISE
professional, please visit: or email:

Online registration and the internship database for RISE and RISE
professional open on December 6th. The application deadline for both
programs is January 31, 2012.

Also continuing this year is RISE worldwide. German students in the
early stages of their studies who have the ambition to work abroad and
gain hands-on research experience in their fields will be matched with
researchers worldwide who wish to engage in a meaningful cooperation
with a young German scholar. These German interns receive a DAAD
scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.
Participating hosts receive invaluable assistance with their own
work-they profit both professionally and personally from contact with
the intern, having the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the
culture, lifestyle and higher education system in Germany.

Research groups interested in hosting a German research assistant in the
summer of 2012 are invited to participate in RISE worldwide and to
submit project proposals at: The time-frame for the submission
of project proposals has already begun and will close on November 27,

Upcoming On-Campus Employer Information Sessions

Upcoming On-Campus Company Information Sessions
Employers host Information Sessions as part of their recruiting strategy. An information session is a formal presentation companies host to share about their company culture, and career paths. This is a great opportunity for interested candidates to network with company representatives. All UW students and alumni are encouraged to attend these information sessions.  The majority of these events will be held in The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle campus, but please check HuskyJobs for specific location.
For company overview, position application and event RSVP  please see       RSVP Recommended
Date Time
11/1/11 5:30 PM
Acquity Group
Seeking CS, CE, MIS, HCI, Informatics and other Engineering disciplines (EE, IE, ME) 
Acquity Group is the world's leading multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company, creating award-winning digital experiences for global brands.
11/1/11 6:00 PM
Coca-Cola Refreshments
All Majors Welcome
Sales opportunities.  A career at The Coca-Cola Company is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than working for the global beverage leader;
it's an opportunity to be a part of something that impacts the world.
11/2/11 5:30 PM
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! is the premier digital media company. We deliver your world, your way by creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half
a billion people connected to what matters most - across devices and around the globe.
11/3/11 6:00 PM
All Majors Welcome
Seeking Data Scientist & Software Development Engineer. LinkedIn is an internet platform company focused on connecting the world's professionals.

11/8/11 5:30 PM
FTI Consulting, Inc. (Forensic and Litigation Technology)
11/9/11 5:30 PM
11/10/11 5:30 PM
All Majors Welcome
11/14/11 5:30 PM
11/15/11 10:00 AM
Vanderbilt Law School
Graduate School Programs
All Majors Welcome
11/15/11 5:30 PM
All Majors Welcome
11/16/11 5:30 PM
Forum One Communications
All Majors Welcome
11/17/11 5:30 PM
Student Edge
All Majors Welcome
11/21/11 5:30 PM
12/1/11 5:30 PM
Student Edge
All Majors Welcome

Monday, October 31, 2011

Program in Technology Commercialization: Lectures

Wednesday November 2
3:30pm to 5:20pm, Room HSB T639
Tom Clement
    Commercialization Opportunities & Experiences in Cardiac Oriented Medical Devices

Tom Clement, Chairman and Co-Founder of Pathway Medical Technologies and CEO of Cardiac Insight, has 20+ years of experience commercializing cardiac oriented medical devices.  Tom also serves as Chairman for the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

Scholarship 101 and 201 information sessions for students searching for scholarships

Freshman Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.   
    November 2, 2011 from 2:30pm to 3:20pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
    November 17, 2011 from 4:30pm to 5:20pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at, though drop-ins are also welcome!

Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
    November 14, 2011 from 12:30pm to 1:20pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room
    November 29, 2011 from 4:30pm to 5:20pm, MGH 171 Multipurpose Room

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at, though drop-ins are also welcome.