Friday, February 24, 2012

Info Session: UW EE Exchange Program - Feb. 29th

I am excited to invite you all to an Info Session to learn about our UW EE Exchange Programs with Partner Universities abroad! There are several excellent EE programs where you would be taught in English and have a great opportunity to be immersed in another culture. We will have representatives from the International Exchange & Programs Department, Faculty who have participated in teaching abroad, and students who are currently studying EE on Exchange from these same Partner Universities. If you have ever wondered how our EE Exchange program works - and would like a fabulous experience studying at these wonderful Universities - please join us!


When:  Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Where: EEB 303

Time: 12:30am - 1:20pm

Student Planner Cover Design Contest

UW Students!

 First Year Programs is currently accepting submissions for the 2012 Student Planner Cover. Have your art work displayed to over 7,000 first year students! The student planner cover design contest ends on March 15th!

Please have submissions in by 5pm to First Year Programs, Mary Gates Hall room 120.

Dimensions: 7 width, 9 height

Resolution: at least 144 pixels/inch

Color Mode: CMYK

Deliverables: one hardcopy, CD with original file and a .pdf version

(include your full name and email contact)

For more information and to see past winning designs, visit our website

Part-Time Medical Project

Wanted: One upper class electrical and one upper class mechanical engineering student interested in working on a project for a local doctor.  Must be willing to sign NDA (non-disclosure agreement).  Fee negotiable.  Please call Dr. Forrest W. Voss, 724-714-1332 for interview.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

IEEE Seattle Student Paper Contest

Show off your class projects or research AND win money by entering the 2012 Student Paper Contest! All you have to do is submit a paper on what you've done and then give a presentation on it. The Seattle contest will be held at UW and have prizes starting at $800.

The one paragraph abstract is due this Friday!

As a reference, previous winners have talked about:
- Creating art from robots that model human interaction
- Designing a traffic monitoring application
- The challenges of building a rocket

See the link for prizes, deadlines, and rules:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MSE 498/599 Nano-materials and devices in Medicine

Instructor: Miqin Zhang
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Adjunct professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and
University of Washington
Office: 302L Roberts Hall
Tel: (206) 616-9356
Fax: (206) 543-3100

Course Description
The foundational research in nanosciences and the rapid development in nanotechnology have provided a new set of research tools and medical devices that will change our ways to practice medicine in the near future. The objective of this course is to provide students a broad understanding of cutting-edge development of nanomaterials and nanodevices. This course covers the methods of synthesis and characterization of nano-sized materials and specific considerations of their use within biological systems. The use of those structures, devices, and agents will then be discussed in the context of their clinical applications.

Science Communication and the Media ENVIR 500A

Engaging with journalists can improve the coverage of science in the media and increase public understanding about science. The University of Washington’s Conservation of Living Systems (CLS) program is offering a Science Communication and the Media course to prepare senior graduate students with hands-on training and the skills to deliver clear, compelling messages about their work to journalists and the public. The course will culminate in an all-day workshop with some of the nation’s leading journalists who will offer their insights and expert advice.

Science Communication and the Media<>

Spring 2012, 2 credits (ENVIR 500A)

Mondays 1:30 - 3:30 March 26 - April 30

Also meets Friday May 11 4-5:30PM, Saturday May 12 all day, Monday May 14

*Priority application deadline is 9am Friday, February 24.* Email
applications to

Class of 1957 Scholars Award and Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship -- Application Deadline April 5, 2012

The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provides scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington.
Eligible Students must be:
  1. Sophomores, juniors or seniors as of autumn quarter 2011; graduating seniors are not eligible unless they are intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2012; 
  2. Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average;
  3. Financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office; and
  4. Able to demonstrate academic merit through involvement in activities relevant to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Appropriate activities can be research, internships, study abroad or other experiential activities.
Additional information can be found at the following URL.  The scholarship application is via Catalyst.
Application: .
Deadline:  Thursday, April 5, 2012

The UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves. 
Eligible students must be:
  1. Juniors and seniors as of autumn quarter 2011,
  2. Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average,
  3. Financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office, and
  4. Able to demonstrate involvement in and relevance of extra-curricular activities to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Activities can be research, internships, study abroad, service, leadership or other experiential activities.
Additional information can be found on the following URL. The scholarship application is via Catalyst.
Deadline: Thursday, April 5, 2012
For additional information, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.