Friday, January 13, 2012

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge – Info Session Thurs Jan 19 5:00

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge - Info Session
I'm on a team/or thinking about it�tell me about the competition.

Thurs, Jan 19, 5-5:45
Bank of America Executive Education Building , Rm 310 (precedes Resource Nights)

"Intent to Submit" - preliminary team information due February 10
If you believe in the need to create "solutions for the planet", then put your passion to work. The cleantech sector is exploding - make connections and get started NOW.  And, if you're thinking about entering the Business Plan Competition with your cleantech idea, consider this a great way to get ahead of the pack.

UW EIC cleantech competition, March 29, 2012 - Prize Money - $10,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, three $2,500 Best Idea Prizes

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Study Abroad in 2012!

University Exchanges for Fall 2012 and Academic Year:  January 15
Affiliated Programs for Summer and Fall 2012:  February 15
UW Faculty-led programs for Summer and Early Fall:  Feb 1-March 1

Info sessions weekly:   Study Abroad 101, Wednesdays 4-5 p.m. in Schmitz 490.  Learn about 700+ international education options available through UW Study Abroad, as well as information on funding your study abroad.

4th Annual Poker Night w/Industry for EE and CSE - January 26th!

Greetings Fellow EE and CSE Students!

Do you want to "Hold 'em like they do in Texas please"? Do you wish your motto was "every day you're shuffling?"

Don't worry, your opportunity is here!

HKN is happy to announce the 4th Annual Poker Night on Thursday January 26th from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the UW Tower

All EE and CSE students are welcome!

(Event Details and directions below)

Poker night is designed to be a low stress, networking event between CSE and EE students and several high-profile companies.

Confirmed companies include:

PNNL, Google, TMobile, Verizon, and Sandia National Labs.

The event will be catered and drinks will be served (if (age >= 21){beer and wine}).

There will be a raffle and prizes for the top players!

Don't forget to bring your resume!!

Event: HKN Poker Night With Industry
Time & Date: January 26th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: UW Tower South Cafeteria, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98105

  Facebook Event:
For additional information - email us at

MyUW User Research Project

UW-IT is in the process of conducting research about students' experience using the MyUW portal. The purpose of this research is to gather data to help shape the future direction of MyUW. We are currently surveying students about their needs, how they use MyUW, and how they think it can be improved. This survey is now live and can be found via a link on the the MyUW login page ( The survey will be live until at least January 20th, depending on response. Please encourage students you work with to take the survey. We will share results with campus once we've completed the report.

Upcoming IEEE Events


The Young Engineering Professionals of Puget Sound (YEPPS) present the 4th Annual Event at Pyramid Brewery and Alehouse in Seattle -- Saturday, January 14, 2012!

 "Top innovations of 2011 and beyond -- a cross-section of engineering's most recent contributions to society"

 $10 for students w/ID

$15 for Young Professionals

$20 for all others

All-you-can-eat-and-drink pizza & beer!

More information and RSVP:


Mentor Night

Date: January 25, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location: North Seattle Community College

North Star Room (1st floor), College Center Building

9600 College Way North, Seattle

This Mentor Night, co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and the North Seattle Community College Engineering Club, will give engineering and pre-engineering students an opportunity to meet representatives from the wide spectrum of practice in the profession of engineering.

Students can:

  • Meet professional engineers
  • Explore opportunities in engineering
  • Get advice from professionals
  • Learn more about employment in engineering

The events are intended to be one-on-one affairs, and no ongoing mentoring relationship is expected.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

CEE-sponsored study abroad: Water in Jordan (Early Fall 2012)

Come Study Abroad in Jordan with UW CEE! 

Study drinking water, wastewater, water-reuse, and water sources in the 10th most water-scarce country in the world, and earn 5 UW CEE 400-level credits doing it!  Early Fall term (Aug 20 to Sept 19).  All course work is in English, no language pre-requisite.

Course Instructors:  Dr. Heidi Gough, Research Assistant Professor at UW Department of Civil and Environmental; Dr. Muno Abu-Dalo, Assistant Professor at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and Jaffer Alali, graduate student at UW Department of Civil and Environmental.

The CEE department is sponsoring a study abroad course to examine water resources in an arid setting.  Water is a scarce commodity. Jordan is ranked among the 10 most water-scarce nations in the world, and will serve as the backdrop for learning about water and wastewater treatment in a water-scarce region. The course is going to focus on the current and historic water resources in Jordan, drinking water treatment and distribution in Jordan including the use of cisterns and desalination, treatment of concentrated wastewater including efforts for safe reuse, and plans in Jordan for meeting future challenges.  The course is designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the CEE department.  Others will also be considered. Financial aid may apply toward the costs of the course.

Want to learn more, or ready to apply?  A full course description and application can be found at the link below, watch for announcements about course information sessions planned for early January, or contact Dr. Heidi Gough (, More Hall room 306) for more details.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

URP Applying to Summer Research Programs Workshop TOMORROW/Thurs, Jan. 12: 3:30-5 (OUGL 220)

Applying to Summer Research Programs Workshop
Thursday, January 12: 3:30-5  (OUGL 220)

Thinking of applying for summer research programs? Come learn how to approach the application process, write the personal statement, ask faculty for letters of recommendation, and get the most out of your summer research experience.
To register, please visit:

Questions? Contact the staff of the Undergraduate Research Program at or come by during our Drop-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, 10:30-12:30 or Thursdays, 2-4 in MGH 171.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Phasing Out Letter of Recommendation File Service

The Career Center will be phasing out the Letter of Recommendation file service.  The campus based service will close completely by June 29, 2012.  

Faculty and students will now be able to utilize Interfolio, Inc. for the online management of credentials and letters of recommendation.  Interfolio is well established as the premier online credentials management service for candidates applying for graduate study or academic positions. The Career Center will be partnering with Interfolio to make this transition as seamless as possible. Interfolio's service allows students and alumni to create and manage a digital record of their credentials, including confidential and non-confidential letters of recommendation, teacher evaluations, writing samples, CVs, pre-health evaluations, and more.

Interfolio also makes the application process easier for recommendation writers:
  • Letter writers can upload their documents electronically into Interfolio's safe and secure system, or mail letters directly to Interfolio.
  • Letter writers retain access to uploaded documents. An optional free Interfolio writer's account gives access to all uploaded documents, so writers can check the status or easily make updates to documents they've written. 
  • Students / alumni can request Interfolio to mail or electronically transfers documents as part of their application process.

Reliability and Security:
  • Interfolio manually reviews every letter upon receipt and again prior to delivery to ensure accuracy and legitimacy. 
  • Letter writers can personally verify the authenticity of documents they upload electronically through writer's accounts. 
  • Interfolio is FERPA compliant and uses multiple layers of technological security to ensure that confidential documents stay that   way.  Students cannot read closed or confidential letters. 

We think faculty and your students will be very pleased with the services of Interfolio.  To learn more, or to open a free writer's account, please go to:

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Alyce Mallett at 206-543-0535 or

Volunteers Needed for HKN Tutoring Center

Hey EE Students! It's that time of the quarter again!

HKN is looking for tutors to staff the EE Tutoring Center in the EE atrium!

All students are encouraged to volunteer, you do not need to be an HKN member to volunteer.

We are looking for tutors to staff the center from 11-1 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Qualified tutors will have experience with the fundamentals of EE 215, 233, and 235.

In addition, this year we are also rewarding outstanding tutors for their dedication to helping the community.

 - Tutors who volunteer for 50 hours or more in one calendar year (Fall-Winter-Spring) will be given an "EE Outstanding Tutor Award" at the end of the year.

 - Tutors who are also in HKN will receive an award and a cord (also known as a stoll) for graduation.

As little as 2 hour per week every quarter will earn the award! Remember, Every little bit helps!

Interested? Contact for more information!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mary Gates Leadership & Research Scholarships


Application deadline: Monday, January 23, 5pm

Information sessions (held in 171 Mary Gates Hall):
Monday, January 9, 1:30
Tuesday, January 10, 3:30
Wednesday, January 11, 12:30


Application deadline: Friday, January 27, 5pm

Information Sessions (held in 171 Mary Gates Hall):
Monday, January 9, 2:30
Tuesday, January 10, 4:30
Wednesday, January 11, 1:30

Applications for both scholarships are online.  Also find more information and instructions on our website.