Friday, November 18, 2011

Environmental Innovation Speaker Series- Electricity:Repowering Prosperity PNNL, Tues Nov 22, 4:30

UW Environmental Innovation Speaker Series - Mary Gates Hall 389

Electricity: Repowering Prosperity

Peter Christensen, Commercialization Manager

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Presentation: 4:30- 6:00 p.m.

Mary Gates Hall 389

Undergrad Research in Directed Evolution and Synthetic Biology

The Klavins lab is looking for an undergraduate student interested in
engineering, computer science, or synthetic biology research.  He
or she will participate in the hardware and software implementation of
a novel bioreactor used in directed evolution for synthetic biology.

Initially, student responsibilities will include: running the
bioreactor, assembling components, and writing software.  Once
familiarity is gained, responsibilities will be expanded into hardware
design, circuit design, and synthetic gene network design and cloning,
depending on the students interests.

Strong programming skills are preferred in one or more of the
following languages, C, C++, Java, Python.

If interested please send a CV(preferred) or resume, and unofficial
transcript to

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Associate Software Support Specialist at Edifecs

Brief Description
 Edifecs’ Associate Product Support Specialists triage incoming cases and help customers troubleshoot technical problems they face in using our solutions. The ideal candidate is a quick and motivated learner, has the ability to handle interruptions while fluidly switching between several projects, has strong customer service skills, and strong analytical aptitude. The position requires interaction with customers, sales team members and the product development team. 
 Edifecs’ Associate Product Support Specialists triage incoming cases and help customers troubleshoot technical problems they face in using our solutions. The ideal candidate is a quick and motivated learner, has the ability to handle interruptions while fluidly switching between several projects, has strong customer service skills, and strong analytical aptitude. The position requires interaction with customers, sales team members and the product development team.
Receive and triage incoming cases (email, phone, and web)
Provide technical support to enterprise clients related to technical and operational aspects of the products, including troubleshooting, CRM system updates, support case acknowledgements, provisioning activities, etc
Collaborate with other Product Support team members.
Deliver a consistent, responsive and satisfying Customer Experience on each contact
Follow standard operational procedures for case management
Contribute to the administration of our infrastructural systems
Some administrative work in support of the Product Support team
Continuously improve troubleshooting skills, product expertise, and knowledge on related technical topics
Meet all quality and productivity performance goals
Associates degree in a technology related program or equivalent experience in a technical support role
Initiative is a must; must be hungry to learn new technologies and advance
Familiarity in one or more of the following is a plus: COM, VB, Jscript, Java and Perl C# or VB.Net
Familiarity with EDI and EDI systems or knowledge of HIPAA a plus
Ability to identify and clarify problems, set goals and able to resolve issues
Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Excellent organizational skills; must be detail oriented
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
Edifecs is an equal-opportunity employer.

Aditi Chaudhuri | Technical Recruiter  
Phone: 425.452.0630 x803 | Mobile 425.577-8865
2600 116th Avenue NE, STE 200, Bellevue, WA 98004 |

Associate Implementation Consultant at Edifecs

Brief Description
 The Associate Implementation Consultant assists in the testing and implementation of Edifecs’ solutions purchased by that client. The Associate Implementation Consultant will generally be involved in installing & configuring under the direction of the Technical Project Manager and/or Implementation Consultant/Architect and may do so either at our Bellevue, WA offices or at client sites. 

The Associate Implementation Consultant assists in the testing and implementation of Edifecs’ solutions purchased by that client. The Associate Implementation Consultant will generally be involved in installing & configuring under the direction of the Technical Project Manager and/or Implementation Consultant/Architect and may do so either at our Bellevue, WA offices or at client sites. This includes installation of products on client hardware; configuration and development of programs, tasks and guidelines, and setup to fully implement an Edifecs solution. Duties can range from delivering product training to new client specific requirements, development and deployment. The role involves client coordination and communication as well as technical understanding of Edifecs’ solutions and the transactions that flow through this position.

Assist in the coordination / communication with the client post-sale to develop an implementation plan for implementing and configuring a purchased Edifecs solution based upon a client’s individual needs.
Install, upgrade and configure Edifecs’ products at client site.
Develop custom components / product extensions when required during product implementation.
Under guidance of Project Manager, create user and operational documentation to support the deployment of products and services at client sites, including technical requirements, process flow diagrams, deployment and user operation guides.
Coordinate with other Client Services, Product and Development team members to meet development and configuration milestones; develop guidelines, programs, tasks, reports, etc. to meet the client’s requirements.
Provide post- implementation support during the transition from implementation to maintenance.
Provide software and client specific training, and develop training documentation based on present standards and client needs.

BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
0-2 years experience programming with Java/JavaScript/C++ programming, XML, HTML and scripting including DOS bat files, Unix shell scripts.
0-2 years experience in the areas of BPM, BI, Data warehouse, Information Integration, and Analytics is strongly desired.
Experience in testing and release cycle processes
Experience creating documents including technical requirements, process flow diagrams, deployment and user operation guides.
Strong written and verbal presentation skills required
Must be willing to travel as needed – as much as 75%
Must thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented, collaborative environment 

Aditi Chaudhuri | Technical Recruiter 
Phone: 425.452.0630 x803 | Mobile 425.577-8865
2600 116th Avenue NE, STE 200, Bellevue, WA 98004 |

Invitation for Summer 2012 Engineering Exchange Program in Hong Kong

To provide an opportunity for international students making use of their summer time to study abroad at CityU, our College has organized a summer exchange programme for the coming summer semester. UW Electrical Engineering students are cordially invited to join our programme running from June 4 to August 5, 2012.

The College has specially arranged the Internship Program for Exchange Students in order to give participants to experience the scientific research related to their study. Also, participants will take one of our General Education courses offered by the departments under our College.

We believe that students having the opportunity to conduct a research project would be beneficial to them, in terms of both widening their horizon and applying their knowledge practically.
For the coming summer, we expect to receive about 20 students and some on-campus hostel places have been reserved.

Please visit our website at for further details about the programme. Application materials should reach us by 9 Mar 2012. Late application may be considered subject to the availability of places. 

2012 Bonderman Fellowship

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2012 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying.  Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors), and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma's Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity. 

David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways.  Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world.  Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2012.  Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel.  Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. 

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions. 
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011; 12 noon-2:00 p.m.; Gowen Hall room 201
  • Thursday, December 1, 2011; 3:30-5:20 p.m.; Bagley Hall room 261
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2012; 12:30-2:20 p.m.; room to be announced

The application deadline is Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12 noon.

Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at:

If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Helene Obradovich ( or Marilyn Gray ( in The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly ( in The University Honors Program. Please review the FAQ prior to contacting us.

UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships

The 2012 competition for the UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Research Scholarships and Fellowships is currently underway. This initiative  began in 1996 in support of science education and is sponsored by The Merck Company Foundation and Merck, and administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative is dedicated to supporting the training of world-class African American Biological and Chemical scientists and Engineering scientists toward achieving the complementary goals of national economic competitiveness and social diversity. This initiative provides scholarships, internships and fellowships to at least 37 outstanding African American students per year - 15 at the undergraduate level, 12 at the graduate level, and 10 at the postdoctoral level.

Applications should be submitted on line at no later than December 1, 2011.

UW IEEE Speaker: Dr Henry Louie on Power Systems

Dr. Louie (UW EE 2008) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. He has a strong background in power systems since he has several years of experience in the power industry and academia. Dr. Louie is on the governing board of the IEEE Power and Energy Society that has over 25,000 members. He will be giving a speech about his background and his expertise which is the integration of renewable resources into the bulk transmission network. In addition, Dr. Louie will be giving advice to all students that are interested in power systems. Free food and drinks will be provided!
: Nov 22, Tuesday
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Venue: EEB 403

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CHEM 590B: Intellectual Property for Scientists

CHEM 590B provides an overview of intellectual property (IP); namely, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. As traditional industries are being supplanted with knowledge-based companies, ones in which ideas and innovation have assumed an ever increasing role in a competitive business environment, intellectual property has emerged as a powerful tool in this new economy. Particularly in the field of patent law, companies are increasingly using intellectual property protection as competitive weapons to both capture and defend markets, as well as to increase reviews. This course will address the various forms of intellectual property protection available to technology-based companies, with real world and current examples from a practicing patent attorney. The course instructor, Karl Hermanns, is a chemist-turned-lawyer with the Seattle law firm of Seed IP Law Group, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law.

Thursdays 530-720
Bagley 154
1 credit
SLN: 11866

FISH 497: Scientific Writing and Communication. (SLN 13851)
This new W class in Scientific Writing and Communication is open to all majors.
The class will be taught by Tom Quinn, please see below for more details:

FISH 497 A: Scientific Writing and Communication will provide students with experience reading, writing, and presenting scientific papers. It is designed for undergraduate students early in their careers, and will focus on both the principles and mechanics of scientific communication.

Student learning goals
Read scientific papers in a critical and efficient manner.

Formulate and refine scientific hypotheses.

Write and edit scientific papers, including use of text, tables, figures, and references.

Present scientific information verbally.

Understand ethical issues regarding scientific communication, including acquisition of data, acknowledgement of assistance, and referencing of work done by others.

General method of instruction
Class will involve extensive interactions between the instructor and students, and among the students, including small writing assignments, oral presentations, web searches, extensive use of computers, and peer editing.

Recommended preparation
Undergraduate standing and a desire to improve communication skills.

Class assignments and grading
Numerous small assignments including writing, editing, web searches, and presentations. Participation and improvement will be emphasized because students may differ in background, command of English, and other attributes related to writing ability. A paper in scientific format and an oral presentation will be major components of the grade.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Program in Technology Commercialization Lectures

Wednesday November 16
3:30pm to 5:20pm, Room HSB T639
Gail Naughton
    Commercialization in the Space of Tissue Engineering

Friday November 18
3:30pm to 5:20pm, Room HSB T639
Tony Avellino
Hospitals, HMOs, and Reimbursement

In addition to being the Dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University since August 2002, Dr. Gail Naughton founded Histogen, Inc. in 2007, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for the Company. She has spent more than 15 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, holds more than 90 U.S. and foreign patents and has been extensively published in the field.

Tony Avellino is the director of UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and a UW professor of neurological surgery and professor of orthopedics and sports medicine.  He is an attending neurosurgeon at Harborview Medical Center, UW medical Center and Seattle Children's.  In addition to a medical degree from Columbia University, Dr. Avellino completed the certificate program in medical management in the Department of Health Services at the UW School of Medicine, and in 2008 he received his master's of business administration degree from The George Washington University School of Business.

Internship Opportunity with TransformativeMed

TransformativeMed is a recent technology spin-off from UW Medicine and the UW Center for Commercialization. We develop fully integrated web based and mobile applications that run on the platforms of the largest Electronic Medical Record's vendors. Put your engineering knowledge and expertise to work in the real-world helping us develop these critically important medical applications.

We are looking for an intern to help work with our development team as we enhance our applications and build new solutions.  Our applications are primarily web-based solutions leveraging a large degree of front-end technologies, primarily JavaScript and the jQuery library.  We are also moving into mobile solutions and will have opportunities working on iPad, iPhone and Andoid application development, including push notification.
- Assist in re-engineering our physician sign-out tools to improved code design
- Assist in developing our newest mobile communication application
- Help us integrate our solutions with text-paging using JAVA on AIX platforms

10-15 hours per week, with flexibility for finals, vacations, etc.  Opportunities to work both in the office and from home.

Internship starts now and runs through the end of the academic year.  For students with multiple years remaining, we are happy to extend the internship through the summer and possibly into the next academic year.

Just as important we are a FUN place to work with all of the usual excitement of a technology startup!!!
Strong knowledge of JavaScript (most development is front-end JavaScript based)
Familiarity with AJAX and JSON (most data integration relies on AJAX)
jQuery a big plus
SQL syntax and database query knowledge a big plus
Mobile application (iPhone, iPad, Android) design or programming knowledge a plus, but not required.
Server-side development platform experience NOT required (most development is either database driven or front-end JavaScript)
Experience with business-focused application development a plus (as opposed to consumer focus).
Ideally targeting an undergraduate in their Junior or Senior year.  Please supply a brief cover letter outlining your course work, experience and what you would like to achieve during this internship.

Engineering Co-op & Internship Program
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Student Panel Discussion: Engineering Co-op & Internships

Tuesday, November 15

Learn from students returning from their industry experiences on how they found their job, what type of work they performed, advice for students who haven't had industry experience, and information about the Engineering Co-op & Internship Program.  All are welcome: