Thursday, February 16, 2012

Space Remaining in Symposium Abstract Writing Workshops + URP Info. Session

The Undergraduate Research Program has workshops to help you get involved in undergraduate research and present your work in Symposium...

=> The deadline to present your work in the 15th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is coming up on Friday, February 24 at 5pm.

Attend and Abstract Writing Workshop to help you prepare to submit your application:
--covers what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include--

Friday, February 17, 12-1pm, OUGL 220
Tuesday, February 21, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
Registration available at:

=> Want to get involved in undergraduate research?

Attend a URP Information Session (final session for winter quarter):
--covers how to plan for an undergrad research experience, how to approach potential faculty mentors, and funding opportunities--

Friday, February 17, 11-12, OUGL 220
Registration available at:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Part-time Electronic Engineering Technician

The hiring company is developing an electronics Radio Frequency (RF) new product.  There is an opening for a temporary, part time engineering technician position.   Time frame is three to four month.  working hours may be flexible, between 15 to 22 hours per week. Hourly rate is $15 to $18. If the company has another new project before this contract duration ends and candidate performs well, the contract may be extended.  

Requirement: must be sophomore or senior student in electrical engineer major who has basic knowledge on analog/digital circuit design.  Knowledge on power electronics design and/or RF circuit trouble shooting can be a real plus.  Some experience with testing, troubleshooting electronics product or prototypes is also required.  Candidates may gain circuit design evaluation, debug skills and measuring impedance of circuit boards/components by using Agilent 1.5GHz Network Analyzer.  This is a growing high-tech company.    Located in S. Everett/N. Lynnwood.  There is a bus stop at the site.

Duties Include but not limited to: build electronics prototypes. Help engineer to test, evaluate the prototypes according to design specifications and diagnose the circuit design problems.  Be able to write the test results in MS word and excel sheet.  Write some document to transfer design to production during final development stage.  Organize test laboratory.  May need to be multitasks for other product electronics testing.

An ideal candidate would have the following skills/experience:
  • Basic knowledge with analog circuit design,
  • Some knowledge with digital circuit design, but less weighted than analog.
  • Power electronics and/or radio frequency circuit design can be a plus.
  • Familiar with test equipments such as digital oscilloscopes, DMMs, power supply etc.
  • Can do soldering and build electronics prototypes.
  • Interpreting electrical schematics & mechanical drawings
  • Electronic trouble-shooting & repair down to component level.
  • Capable of following written and verbal instructions of a technical nature.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to write test plans that communicate clearly.
  • Write done test results in note books.
  • Flexible and adaptable to variety tasks.
  • Excellent attention to details and carefully follow-up.
  • Dependable and resourceful.
  • Basic Computer skills including M.S. Word, Excel, E-mail etc.
If you are interested in this job opening, please send your resume to to apply.

Job Opening with Clearwater Paper Corp.

Electrical Project Engineer with Pulp and Paper Division

To provide technical electrical engineering and project management oversight for the design, installation, and maintenance of the plant electrical and instrument systems.

This position is to provide technical electrical engineering and project management oversight for the design, installation, and maintenance of the plant electrical and instrument systems.  Key accountabilities include providing leadership and management regarding electrical safety, electrical distribution, trouble shooting, and preventive maintenance of electrical systems.

Minimum qualifications include:

§  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required.
§  Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCad, and power system modeling software required.
§  Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
§  Positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

Idaho Pulp & Paperboard is located in Lewiston, Idaho at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers. The mill manufactures a high-quality bleached paperboard that is used in a wide variety of packaging products around the world. Come be a part of our high performing team!  

A detailed description of this position is attached.  Please forward resumes to Resumes can also be faxed to (208)799-1524. 

1.     Electrical Safety
·         Develop and Write High-Voltage lockouts.
·         Maintain High Voltage Lockout Library.
·         Oversee electrical lockouts as requested.
·         Provide documentation for lockouts as requested.
·         Assist with safety training of electrical qualified personnel as requested.
·         Audit safety performance of electrical contractors.
·         Oversee Arc-Flash Program
2.     Electrical Distribution
·         Assist with oversight and management of the Electrical
      Distribution System – 34.5 KV and 12 KV.
·         Maintain EasyPower database.
·         Maintain plant one-line and three-line diagrams.
·         Assist with power studies as needed (eg. Arc-flash, Short circuit, Equipment Duty, Coordination, Utilization).
·         Troubleshoot plant electrical disturbances.
·         Direct repairs and upgrades to distribution system.
·         Evaluate, order, maintain electrical distribution spare parts.
·         Maintain and Update Mull Utility Network

3.     Operations and Maintenance Assistance
·         Assist with troubleshooting as requested.
·         Take electrical/instrumentation/refrigeration calls as scheduled.
·         Assist production area Electrical, Instrument and Refrigeration Maintenance employees as requested.

4.     Project Management
·         Plan and direct electrical capital projects.
·         Direct execution of electrical portions of non-electrical projects as requested.
·         Provide electrical planning for all projects as requested.
5.     Preventive Maintenance
·         Complete preventative maintenance (PM) of electrical distribution system as directed.  Also assist with annual distribution system, testing and maintenance, transformer, switch, throat Liquid Screen Tests, distribution cable testing and oversee lead acid battery maintenance.
·         Assist production areas with budget planning for electrical Preventative Maintenance.
·         Assist production areas with planning and execution of electrical Preventative Maintenance.
6.     Thermography
·         Train electrical personnel in thermography.
·         Interpret thermograms as needed.

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCad, and power system modeling software required. 

Scott M. Corbitt
Sr. HR Mgr, Idaho Pulp & Paperboard
Clearwater Paper Corp.
Pulp and Paperboard Division
P.O. Box 1126, Lewiston, ID 83501
T (208)799-1226, C (208)413-3110, F (208)799-1524

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Graduate Study in the UK

We are excited to have Monika Harms from University College London, UCL, visit the UW campus on March 8, 2012.  This is a great opportunity to have students, advisors and others learn about graduate education in the UK as well as some of the scholarships that have been developed to support that study.  In addition, Ms. Harms will introduce the campus to exciting graduate offerings, both taught and through research, being offered at the University College London.   We currently have a BioE alum, Jesse Burk-Rafel, at UCL completing a one-year MRes in Clinical and Experimental Medicine as a Whitaker Fellow. 

Studying in the UK
Monika Harms, University College London
Thursday, March 8, 1:30 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall, Room 258

Please Register at the following link:

Raytheon Career Opportunities

At Raytheon we specialize in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. A diversity of great technology and solutions starts with a diversity of great people. We have various positions from full-time to co-ops/internships across the U.S. in the areas of engineering, finance and cyber security.

Innovation. Driven by diversity.

Explore our jobs at:

Many positions across Raytheon may require the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Monday, February 13, 2012

PrintMyLab - Tekla Labs' 3D Printing Design Competition at UC Berkeley (open to all)

Makers, Scientists, Engineers and Hackers!

Tekla Labs is excited to announce a 3D Printed Design competition for
do-it-yourself science and engineering:PrintMyLab.

Get your design 3D printed!  Over $1000 in additional prizes for the
winning entries!

1)   DIY Alternative: A 3D printing blueprint for an item that can
replace a commercial product or a specific component of a commercial
product used in scientific laboratories or in scientific/engineering
research.  Especially helpful if this part tends to break or get lost.
2)   Novel Gadget: A 3D printing blueprint for a novel item not
commercially available that is of use in scientific laboratories or in
scientific/engineering research.  Invent! Imagine! Print!

Who can enter: Anyone!
Details & submission:

Important Dates
April 30: Last possible day to submit a design (11:59pm PST)
May 10: Final winners are announced

Happy Designing,

The Tekla Labs Team

Tekla Labs is a University of California student run organization
whose goal is to address the equipment needs of researchers in
developing countries. Tekla Labs develops easy-to-follow blueprints
for how to build your own research-grade equipment using commonly
available materials. To find out more or to work with us to create a
Tekla Labs Equipment Blueprint, visit us at

co-op/internship job openings for EE students

The following employers are recruiting EE students for current co-op/intern openings:

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Research Triangle Park,North Carolina | San Jose,California
Several openings

Engineering/Space Electronics Co-op Inten

Several opportunities currently open

Elektrobit, Inc.
Mobile Phone Software Test Engineering Intern

Note: To view and apply for these jobs, log in to your UW Engineering Co-op Program account through the web page:

If you have any questions or need help preparing to apply for industry internships or co-ops, please contact University of Washington - Engineering Co-op Program at:
(206) 685-0385