Friday, February 10, 2012

Capstone funding is available for undergrad teams!

The Engineering Capstone Design Award was created to support student
organizations (teams), across the College of Engineering, working on
capstone design projects. Funding for this award is made possible
through private support by alumni and friends of the College of
Engineering.  The funding (up to $3,000/team) can be used for the
purchase of supplies/materials, equipment, travel, or training
relevant to capstone projects.

Please pass this along to undergraduate students currently working on
team capstone projects.  The deadline to apply is March 9, 2012 at
midnight.  Students will be notified (either way) by April 13, 2012.

Please contact Pat Johnson at if you have questions
about your application.

The catalyst survey can be found at:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Opening for BR&T Support to ESRC 12-1002469 Intern - Student

Please share this opening announcement with our key universities for Boeing electrical/mechanical engineering intern talent for summer 2012.  It opens tomorrow and will close 24 Feb.

Now is your opportunity to be a summer intern in Boeing, a cutting edge global aerospace company. Boeing is not only the leader in commercial airplanes but is also a leader in defense, space and security systems. The current 737, 747, 767 and 777 jetliners, the new 787 Dreamliner; the F/A-18 Super Hornet and the F-15 Strike Eagle fighters; the Apache, Chinook and V22 Osprey rotorcraft; the C-17 Globemaster transport; the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, satellite space systems; these are all Boeing products. Summer interns will work on these and related types of products and supporting technology to develop technical and leadership skills and to experience a challenging introduction to engineering careers within the Boeing Company while having hands on experience. This requisition is for an Electrical/Electronic Parts, Materials and Processes internship in Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T). BR&T is a research and technology organization that supplies new technology to current and future Boeing programs. Projects in this organization include the selection of tools, materials and processes used in the fabrication of electrical/electronic boxes and cable harness assemblies, process development for microelectronic assemblies, reduction of hazardous materials while maintaining high reliability and process improvement initiatives. This is a terrific environment for someone working on a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree and wants to gain experience in industry in supporting commercial and military programs. At least one opportunity will be in support of the Electrical Services Responsibility Center that manufactures aircraft wire harness assemblies in Everett. 

Applicants should use the Boeing external web application system.

Requisition Number: 12-1002469
Job Title: Intern - Student Engr in Elec Parts, Materials & Processes U32 - Intern - Engineer

Peace Corps Info Session and Panel Discussion: Focus on Environmental Jobs

Be a catalyst for change and transfer your skills to citizens of developing country. Your college degree, work experience and commitment to volunteerism are necessary for the grass-roots work of the Peace Corps. You will benefit by traveling to an extraordinary place, building a competitive r�sum�, and gaining two years of hands-on international development experience. Come learn about volunteer experiences from a panel of returned volunteers who served in environmental assignments, have your questions answered by Peace Corps Representatives, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

Thursday, February 16
5 to 6:30 p.m.

Thompson Room 125
* Optional RSVP on Facebook *

Can't make it?  Stop by the Peace Corps table at the Environment Career Fair on Wednesday, February 15 from 11-3 in Mary Gates Hall or come see the UW Campus Peace Corps Representative during his office hours Mondays and Wednesdays 10-1 at the Career Center.

Learn to Generate C Code from MATLAB

Generating C Code from MATLAB using MATLAB Coder
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:00 PM EST


In this presentation, we’ll demonstrate the workflow for generating C code from your MATLAB® algorithms using MATLAB Coder.  Using the command-line approach or the graphical project management tool, you can introduce implementation requirements to your algorithms written in MATLAB and then generate readable source code, a standalone compiled executable, or a library that can be shared across your organization


I hope you can join us. If you are unable to attend or have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Angelo D'Amato

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

City of Seattle Internship opportunities

The City of Seattle has recently posted four Internships starting Spring Quarter.  To access the new postings, visit  by 2/21/12 and select the Student Opportunities page.  The internships are focused on students studying; architecture, construction management, structural engineering, journalism, communications, public affairs, electrical engineering, urban design, transportation and land use planning.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UK Summer Institutes for freshmen & sophomores

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US students to study in the UK. These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to go to the UK on a three, four, or six week academic and cultural summer program.

Students in all fields are eligible and, if selected, the Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs, including round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.

There are seven Summer Programs available in 2012:

Applications are due March 16. All details and application information is available at

To be eligible, applicants must:
  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old by the start of the program;
  • be able to participate in the program in its entirety;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;
  • be willing and able to fully participate in an academically intensive program that includes attending all sessions, completing all assignments, contributing to classroom discussions and supporting student ambassador style work as required;
  • have had little or no study or travel experience in the UK or elsewhere outside of the US and;
  • expect to return to the US and continue your education.  

Public Speaking help for students!

Toastmasters' can help both students with their public speaking skills - whether they are preparing to give a speech to their peers and instructors for a grade or if they need help articulating questions to their instructors in front of the class. All of these clubs have students as members.
Everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Toastmaster's clubs associated with the University of Washington offer their WINTER QUARTER OPEN HOUSES!

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, February 7 (Open House)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electrical Engineering Bldg, Rm. 403

Weds., February 15 (Regular meeting; guests' welcome)
6:05pm - 7:20pm
(located off-campus, in the Wallingford area) Seattle First Church of the Nazarene - 4401 2nd Ave NE

Thursday, February 9 (Open House)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schmitz Hall, Rm. 170

Monday, February 6, 2012

Current EE Co-op/Internship and Job Events

Check out the Engineering Co-op & Internship Program online calendar:

Tuesday, February 7
Internship Fair starts at 1:30 in Mary Gates Commons

Wednesday, February 8
5:30 pm: Career Center at Mary Gates Hall (employer information session)

Thursday, February 9
3:30 Co-op Student Panel Discussion (all welcome)
014 Loew Hall

Thursday, February 9
5:30 pm: Career Center at Mary Gates Hall
Schlumberger (employer information session)

Employers currently posting on our site:

Cisco: applications developer; hardware test engineer; computing & operational services
Aerojet: bipropellant propulsion; electric propulsion; manufacturing; monopropellant propulsion; space electronics
T-Mobile: multiple openings at various sites in U.S.

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Talks

"Active RF and mm-Wave MEMS Resonators Using Transistor Sensing"
Dana Weinstein, PhD, Finn Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 13, 2012 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, Russell Hall, Suite 204, 1414 NE 42nd St., Seattle, WA

"Bioinspiration in Sensing and Control for Agile Autonomous Vehicles"
Kristi Morgansen, PhD,  Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington February 15, 2012 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, Russell Hall, Suite 204, 1414 NE 42nd St., Seattle, WA