Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Undergraduate Advising Drop-In Hours Week of November 28th

Tuesday, November 29: 1 - 3 p.m
Wednesday, November 30: 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, December 1: 9 - 10 a.m.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - HS STEM Summer Internship Program - Summer 2012

HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

2012 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students

10 week research experience; $5000 stipend plus travel expenses

Areas of research:
Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences

 Projects offered at:

National research laboratories
: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia, Savannah River

DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory

Other research facilities, including Air Force research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Locations include: CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, WA & VA

US citizenship required

Application deadline:
January 5, 2012

 Administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Electrical Design Engineer Position at GM Nameplate

Submit resume to:

GM Nameplate manufactures custom membrane switches, touch screens, elastomeric keypads, circuit board assemblies and electronic value added assemblies - advertised as our INTAQ product lines.

The Electrical Design Engineer's primary responsibility is to analyze customer specifications, end-use application and design, then offer manufacturability options and coordinate the creation of a documentation package complete enough for manufacture.  This includes defining the design, schematic layout, specifications, approving the proof and obtaining the customer's approval.  This position provides support through the manufacturing processes and over-sees assembly and testing of the first parts.  The Design Engineer retains responsibility for the support and maintenance of the product for it's life.  Substantial interaction with internal personnel and customers is required.  Some travel to trade shows, customer's facilities and to support GM Nameplate's sales effort may be required.


  • Analyzes data to determine the feasibility of a product proposal.
  • Works with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of a product or system layout, detailed drawings and
  • schematics.
  • Directs and coordinates the manufacturing or building of prototype products or systems.
  • Plans and develops test programs.
  • Analyzes test data and reports to determine if a design meets functional and performance
  • specifications.
  • Works with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as
  • required.
  • Evaluates engineering test results for the development of systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years engineering related course work and/or 2 years engineering experience.
  • 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Enginnering or related field is prefered.
  • Exceptional communication Skills (both verbal and written.)
  • Advanced electronic backroud
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Acrobat, Outlook & internet search engines.
  • Electronic file management skills.
  • Experience with ProE, Solid Works, Adobe Illustrator is preferred. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
 Megan Patterson   
p: 206.241.8906 | 120

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Kaplan - Grad School Test prep discounts and free events

On behalf of Kaplan Test Prep, I would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday full of thanks -- and turkey.  Because you are a valued partner, we would like to take this opportunity to give your students a sneak peek at our upcoming promotion, which will begin on Black Friday.  Starting Friday, students will have the opportunity to receive $200 off* of select Kaplan courses.  Anyone interested in beginning their graduate school exam preparation (for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT*) over the next few months should take advantage of this opportunity to save.
Kaplan’s Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale runs from November 25th through November 28th.  Kaplan offers personalized learning with adaptive technology, top-rated faculty-by students- and the best guarantentee in the industry: get a higher score or your money back.**
Classes are starting soon in Seattle:
- ERSE11702A, 1/10/12, Seattle Kaplan Center
MCAT- MCSE12305A, 12/5/11, Seattle Kaplan Center
LSAT- LSSE11853, 1/8/12, Northcut Landing
GMAT- GMSE11702, 12/5/11, Seattle Kaplan Center
DAT/OAT- DASE11801, 1/10/11, Seattle Kaplan Center

Classes are also starting live, online via Kaplan’s exclusive Classroom AnywhereTM technology.  Students will attend class from anywhere with an internet connection.  It’s easy-just sign up, log in, and yoou’re there.  To learn more, or call 1-800-KAP-TEST      .
This special offer ends Monday November 28th, so please share this information with your advisees before they leave for the holiday.  As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I look forward to being a resource for your students as they work to reach their graduate school goals.
P.S. Don't forget our Try Us for Free Events.  Students can sit in on one of our classes for free within the next week.  For details please go to
*$200 discount applies to One-on-One, On Site and Classroom Anywhere- Advantage, Extreme, or Advanced testt prep programs for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT and On Demand courses for the MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Excluded from the offer are LSAT, GRE and GMAT On Demand courses and MCAT and LSAT Summer Intensive Programs. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. GRE® is aa registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product. All other test names are registered trademarks of their respective owners. None of the trademark holders are affiliated with Kaplan. Teacher ratings based on student respponses received from December 6, 2009 - June 6, 2010 **Higher Score Guarantee: Conditions and restrictions apply. For guarantee eligibility requirements, visit

Monday, November 21, 2011

Full-time Position – Wind Data Analyst with DNV

If you enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and are passionate about the renewable energy industry then we would like to hear from you.


We are seeking two Data Analysts for our Data Services section in the downtown Seattle, Washington office. In this role you will monitor, collect, summarize, and archive wind data that are generally collected from equipment installed on clients’ meteorological towers.  You may also support other groups in DNV by conducting various data analyses if opportunities arise.

DNV Renewables (USA) Inc. (DNV) is a multi-discipline engineering and technology consulting firm providing services to clients involved in the energy industry. Recognized as leaders in the wind energy industry, the firm specializes in the analysis, design, testing, and management of wind energy systems and projects. Our experience includes both utility-scale and small-scale applications of wind energy technologies. DNV combines technical expertise, managerial capabilities, and common-sense financial and business knowledge to provide comprehensive consulting services to assist our clients in meeting their objectives. To learn more about DNV please visit the following website:

Please go to to apply OR apply through the HuskyJobs website by submitting your resume for the Wind Data Analyst position. BA/BS focus in computer science, math, statistics, atmospheric science or related field required.

 *Please note - An offer is contingent on a background check and successful drug screen.

Palantir Technologies Scholarship for Women & Minorities

Palantir Technologies is committed to advancing technology through the use of computer science, engineering and related technical disciplines. The Palantir Technologies scholarship is available for women and minorities who demonstrate outstanding abilities and achievement in their studies.  By offering this grant, we hope to assist underrepresented minorities in obtaining their technical degrees and encourage them to make a difference through innovation.  Preference will be given to those students who display interest and proficiency in the areas of human-computer symbiosis, data visualization, machine learning, large-scale data analysis, distributed systems, and user experience.

         Scholarship award: The recipient will receive a $10,000 grant awarded for the 2012 academic year
        Deadline to apply: all applications are due on or before December 31st, 2011 PST

For more information and to apply online, please visit

NASA – Internship opportunities for Students with Disabilities

NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through our internship programs. We have a two-percent hiring goal. Students can apply for summer internships now! The deadline for submitting applications is February 1, 2012. They can register for an account and look for internships anytime at the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): Student On-Line Application for Recruiting interns, fellows and scholars (SOLAR) at . Summer 2012 internships run for ten weeks from early June through early/mid August. NASA internships are also offered during Spring, Fall and Year Long Sessions.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help with applying.

Kenneth A. Silberman, Esq.
U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland, & Patent Bars
B.A., M.Eng., J.D.
NASA Engineer & Registered Patent Attorney
Education Office Code 160
NASA/GSFC Mailstop 160
Bldg. 28 Rm. N165
Greenbelt, MD  20771, USA
Voice:  (301) 286-9281
Fax:  (301) 286-1655
Office Location:                 Building 28 Room W151

Space Technology Graduate Fellowships


WASHINGTON -- NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for
the agency's second class of Space Technology Research Fellowships.
Applications will be accepted from accredited U.S. universities on
behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology
research beginning in fall 2012.

The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who
show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space
technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's
Office of the Chief Technologist and the Space Technology Program,
the fellowships' continuing goal is to provide the nation with a
pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve
America's technological competitiveness. Fellows will perform
innovative space technology research today while building the skills
necessary to become future technological leaders.

"We're calling for our second round of applications from America's
best and brightest future technology leaders," said Michael Gazarik,
director of the Space Technology Program at NASA Headquarters in
Washington. "Our Space Technology Graduate Fellowships will help
create the next generation of highly skilled workers needed for
NASA's and our nation's technological future, while motivating
careers in science and technology that will lead to sustainable,
high-tech jobs and help America out-innovate the world."

The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 11, 2012. Information
on the fellowships, including how to submit applications, is
available at:

To learn more about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, the Space
Technology Program and the crosscutting space technology areas of
interest to the agency, visit: 

Summer Research Program in Environmental Health for Undergraduates

Please share this 2012 summer research opportunity with your students. 

Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP)
at the University of Washington Seattle

The Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded nine week, summer experience for undergraduates with interest in an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200. 

The program is meant for students underrepresented in the sciences.  The deadline for student applications is February 15, 2012.

Program poster:
Program website:

EH REP is made possible by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  Environmental and occupational health is the study of human health in the environment.  The field concerns itself with maintaining a safe supply of food and drinking water; discovering the mechanisms of environmentally related diseases; treating and disposing of solid and toxic wastes; reducing air, water, food, and noise pollution; and controlling workplace hazards.