Friday, May 4, 2012

May 14 - EE Industry Connection: Who gets hired in the tech industry?" with EE Alum Hans Otten from Tektronix

HKN is sponsoring an EE Industry Connection talk with EE Alum - Hans Otten of Tektronix on Monday, May 14th; all EE students are welcome!

Topic: Is a degree enough to get a job in Electrical Engineering today?

In today's competitive job market, it takes a lot more than a degree and good grades to secure and maintain a job in EE.  Hans Otten, a UW EE Alumni, and rising star within Tektronix, received multiple promotions within the first two years of working at Tektronix.  Hired as an entry level engineer, he is now the RSA Application Manager for Tektronix's line of Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers.  Hans is returning to UW EE to give EE students an up-to-date inside look at the industry, and tell how he got to where he is today. He will discuss the qualities and skills employers are looking for - and match those qualities on your resume.

Hans will also do a quick demo on the products he helped launch and take questions. This will be a great opportunity to learn how to be successful in EE. And - if this is not tempting enough, Hans is also one of the best magicians on the West Coast - so this promises to be a lively event! Snacks will be provided!

Time:   May 14th, Monday, 3:30 pm
Place:  EEB 303 Conference Room
Host:    Leo Lam

Learn About Careers in Finance with the Berkeley MFE. Online Information Sessions in May!

Discover how your degree in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, economics, or finance can lead to a career in quantitative finance with the Berkeley MFE Program. If you are interested in a graduate degree in finance or financial engineering, I invite you to learn more about our program during one of our upcoming ONLINE information sessions!

Berkeley MFE Quick Facts:
  • Unparalleled Career Services:  last year, close to 100% of our students were placed in full-time positions within 6 months of graduation with a median starting salary at USD $150,000.   The Berkeley MFE Program, which was launched in 2000, has helped hundreds of students begin rewarding careers on Wall Street, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, and many other financial centers around the world.  
  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum: In one year, students gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying frameworks of financial markets and are prepared to work as financial engineers after graduation, starting on day one.
  • A Diverse, Thriving Community: Our 68 students typically come from over a dozen countries and have attended as many as 50 different undergraduate institutions.  Not only do students benefit from the strong connections made during the program, but they also benefit from the wealth of experience and training that each student brings to the classroom environment. 
  • Top Minds in Finance: Our faculty make up the leading edge in financial research, practice, and policy.  Students benefit from being taught by academics as well as practitioners. 
 Join Us!
Online Info Sessions

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 2:00 PM Pacific Time
 Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 10:00 AM Pacific Time

 Admissions staff and MFE Alumni will discuss the program, admissions requirements, and career paths in finance.  Executive Director Linda Kreitzman will participate via phone.  Students who wish to attend should register for the session at  Refreshments will be served. 

SUMMER B Term: Environmental Economics! (ESRM/ENVIR/ECON 235) I&S/NW, No prereqs

Environmental economics is the application of the principles of economics to the study of environmental resource management. The course delves on how and why individuals and institutions make economic decisions that have consequences for the natural environment. The course introduces students to the concepts, theories, and methods used in the economic analysis of environmental and natural resource issues. This course combines theoretical analysis with discussions on specific environmental policies as applied to water, air pollution, energy, climate change and human health issues.

This is an introductory course and has no prerequisites. Both non-economics and economics majors can take this course.

UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is an intense interdisciplinary program for graduate and senior-level undergraduate students. From August 9-17, participants from diverse academic backgrounds will be immersed in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics: policy, economics, health, science, engineering, environment, urban planning, business, and entrepreneurship.

The theme of the SISE2012 program will be Election 2012: Energy, Economics and Environment. Using the presidential election as the point of departure for a critical analysis of national energy and sustainability issues, students will be enveloped in discussions about national challenges such as energy security, economic recovery and growth, US competitiveness, and climate change. Students will divide into teams to propose innovative solutions that rely on combinations of technology, policy and entrepreneurship. The positions of the two political parties are likely to be quite distinct and the public debate lively, providing ample inspiration and engagement for the SISE 2012 program. Following its treatment of US energy needs and perspectives, SISE will
turn to world energy, addressing the energy relationships between the US and other regions and nations.

Admission to the Summer Institute is highly competitive with only eighty open seats. Students from across Chicago and the country are invited to apply. Prospective students are asked to submit an application and resume for consideration.

Applications and resumes are now being accepted.

For fullest consideration, apply by June 1, 2012.

Applicants will be alerted to their acceptance in early June.

Apply Online Here:

Please have interested persons direct any questions or concerns to the Program Coordinator, Thomas Lipsmeyer ( Advertising, Search and Browse Experience Career Opportunities!

My group is hiring for several positions, and are looking for recent graduates with CS, EE, Informatics or hard sciences degrees who have a strong background in object-oriented programming. Qualities we like to see in our candidates are people who invent, have a ‘just do it’ attitude, and want to join a team committed to delivering results. Please help me spread the word about our exciting opportunities by forwarding this note to your students, including a link to one of our actively recruiting positions below!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Etiquette Dinner | May 15th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Mcmahon Pompeii Room

Are you graduating this spring and will begin your career soon? Do you have an internship or job interview that involves attending formal business functions? Be sure to attend ABSA’s Etiquette Dinner on Tuesday, May15th from 6-8 pm and learn the proper dining etiquette from expert, Lincoln Johnson, over a three-course meal. Students will also have the opportunity to network with business professionals from major companies, such as P&G, Moss Adams, Accenture. Don’t miss out on this valuable etiquette workshop. This event is a joint event with Society of Human Resource Management. What: ABSA's Etiquette Dinner When: Tuesday, May 15th 6-8 PM Where: Mcmahon Hall, Pompeii Room Why: Learn proper dining etiquette from expert, Lincoln Johnson, over a three-course meal and network with professionals from major companies! Tickets: Members $15, Non-members $18 Guests who are interested in attending can *purchase tickets at By George Newsstand*. There are a limited amount of spaces so act fast to reserve yours today!

UW iSchool Grad Programs Info Session | May 9, MGH 271, 6 pm

Interested in a career in management or consulting, UX design, knowledge organization, business intelligence and analysis, cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, librarianship, or information literacy?  Do you think creatively and want to solve complex information problems?  If yes, then the Information School has the graduate program you are looking for.  Come learn more at our spring information session.

UW Information School - Graduate Programs Information Session
Wednesday | May 9, 2012
6:00 - 7:30 pm
UW Campus | Mary Gates Hall 271

Provided will be an overview of the Information School's Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), and PhD in Information Science programs and application process.

RSVP not required for this session.  For more information about the iSchool visit

Summer Quarter Certificate Opportunities for Undergraduates

Please let your undergraduates know of three credit Certificate Programs they could enroll in to explore career interests and develop skills in areas outside of their majors. Available for Summer 2012: Business Essentials, Database Management, and Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market. More information in attached flyer and at These courses are for credit so financial aid can be applied. Students enrolled in the all of the courses that constitute an individual certificate will automatically be mailed a certificate at the end of summer quarter. No application to a certificate program is required. If you or your students want to learn more about each program see the information meetings listed below.

May 7
6:00 pm, Denny Hall, Room 308 - Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market

May 23
4:00 pm, Mary Gates Hall, Room 420 - Database Management
6:00 pm, Savery Hall, Room 137 - Business Essentials

May 29
6:00 pm, Mary Gates Hall, Room 420 - Database Management

If you have questions about these programs you can contact UWPCE Academic Advising at 543-6160.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

EE job postings this week

Full-time summer internship - local
Applications due: May 11, 2012
The FAA is currently seeking interns to assist in Microsoft Access programming and application development as this is a new requirement for most FAA offices.  Summer interns work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks and earn a stipend between $500-$600 per week.  Fall part-time interns can work up to 20 hours per week. 
Apply by logging in to eRecruiting on the Engineering Co-op & Internship web page:
Contact us: 206-685-0385
9-months, full-time – Redmond, WA
Applications due: May 25, 2012
Excellent opportunity! Intern will perform testing and debugging to STMicroelectronics device drivers installation packages and application.  The engineer will also be responsible for creating test plans and coding regression tools to satisfy quality control standards. 
Apply by logging in to eRecruiting on the Engineering Co-op & Internship web page:
Contact us: 206-685-0385

Internship begins in Fall – San Diego, CA
Applications due: June 1, 2012
Software engineer to assist and work with team to develop, implement and maintain software for the most complex wireless devices. Analyze and identify system-level integration issues, develop and integrate new features, define integration and test platforms and debugging. 
Apply by logging in to eRecruiting on the Engineering Co-op & Internship web page:
Contact us: 206-685-0385

Esterline Control Systems
Summer, full-time – Everett WA
Esterline Control Systems, Korry Electronics, specializes in design, manufacturing and marking highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense industries.  Engineering openings in various areas.
Apply by logging in to eRecruiting on the Engineering Co-op & Internship web page:
Contact us: 206-685-0385

Adeneo Embedded
Develop embedded software based on Linux, Android & Windows CE technologies, covering both low level firmware & application developments activity. Perform dev & integration on custom or standard dev boards, as well as customers’ embedded devices; Write device drivers & BSPs.  Find out more on eRecruiting:
Apply by logging in to eRecruiting on the Engineering Co-op & Internship web page:
Contact us: 206-685-0385

MATLAB Seminars at University of Washington

Join us for complimentary MATLAB seminars at University of Washington on Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd in the South Campus Center (SCC) Building, Room 316.  Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend.

Use the registration links below to learn more about the material and to register for each session.  Light refreshments will be provided at the beginning of each session.  MathWorks prizes will be awarded.
MATLAB Seminars at University of Washington
INVITE a Colleague

Register for May 22nd Sessions.

INVITE a Colleague

Register for May 23rd Sessions.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 1: MATLAB for Data Analysis, Visualization and Code GenerationPart 1: Data Analysis and Visualization
During this technical presentation, we will show how the interactive analysis tools in MATLAB and its thousands of pre-built engineering and analysis functions let you quickly and accurately analyze data.  We will provide an overview of the MATLAB technical computing environment, including desktop tools for editing and debugging code, publishing your work, 3-D visualization, and creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

Part 2: Generating C and C++ Code using MATLAB Coder
In this portion of the seminar, we will demonstrate the workflow for generating readable and portable C and 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 for standalone execution, integration with other software, accelerating MATLAB algorithms, or embedded implementation.
1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Session 2: Optimizing MATLAB Code for Performance
Part 1: Speeding Up MATLAB Applications
We will discuss and demonstrate simple ways to improve and optimize your code that can boost the execution speed of your application.  We will also address common pitfalls in writing MATLAB code and explore the use of the MATLAB Profiler to find bottlenecks.

Part 2: Parallel Computing with MATLAB
In this session you will learn how to solve computationally and data-intensive problems using multicore processors, GPUs, and computer clusters.  We will introduce you to high-level programming constructs that allow you to parallelize MATLAB applications and run them on multiple processors.  We will also demonstrate how to take advantage of GPUs to speed up computations without low-level programming.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 1: Statistical Analysis for Medical Applications with MATLAB
Medical researchers and scientists visualize and analyze large amounts of data to extract patterns, identify trends and relationships between variables, test hypothesis, etc. During this introductory technical seminar, we will provide an overview of MATLAB and introduce you to the powerful statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in the MATLAB product family.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Session 2: Using MATLAB and SimBiology to Accelerate Systems Pharmacology Research in Academia 
Systems pharmacology is an emerging paradigm in drug discovery and development. Drug developers are extending traditional PK/PD modeling techniques with mechanistic models of drug action and efficacy.  This mechanism-based modeling approach is more suitable for prediction and extrapolation than pure empirical approaches.  In this session, we will demonstrate how to use MATLAB and SimBiology to implement workflows that merge traditional PK/PD approaches with systems biology models.
INVITE a Colleague

Register for May 22nd Sessions.

INVITE a Colleague

Register for May 23rd Sessions.
I hope you can join us. Please contact me with any questions at 508-647-7516 or

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Molecular Engineering and Science (3 credits) Autumn 2012

Interdisciplinary MolES Graduate Course (ChemE599 – Special Topics) /
NME Option Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Course (NME498 – Nanoscience & MolE)

Molecular Engineering and Science (3 credits)

Fall 2012 - Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 2:50 p.m., Location: LOW 118

(Overall Course Coordination: R. Overney,
Course Credit: Course credit is based on Course Participation and Homework (20 %), Exam 1 (40%) and Exam 2 (40%).

Prerequisites: Graduates: Undergraduate degree in natural sciences or engineering;
Undergraduates: Seniors in natural sciences or engineering.

This is an interdisciplinary course for graduate and senior undergraduate student in the physical, chemical and biological sciences, and in engineering at the University of Washington. In mini-lecture courses, students are introduced to multiple aspects of molecular sciences and their transformative impact. The following topics are discussed:

Rational and Molecular Design towards Photovoltaics
- Photoelectrochemical Cells - Prof. Daniel Gamelin (CHEM)
- Inorganic Photovoltaics - Prof. Hugh Hillhouse (CHEM E )
- Dye-sensitized Solar Cells - Prof. Guozhong Cao (MSE )

Molecular Design and Analysis of Functional Materials
- Nanoscale Analysis of Complex Molecular Systems - Prof. René Overney (CHEM E )
- Molecular Synthetic Approaches towards Functional Material - Prof. Christine Luscombe (MSE)
- Computer Simulation Applied to Engineering Challenges - Prof. Shaoyi Jiang (CHEM E)

Synthetic Biology
- Introduction to Synthetic Biology - Prof. Georg Seelig (CSE/EE)
- Engineering Standards in Synthetic Biology - Prof. Herbert Sauro (BioE)

Nanoscale and Molecular Approaches towards Fuel Production and Conversion
- Fuel Cells - Prof. Stu Adler (CHEM E)
- Microfluids-Enhanced Molecular Engineering - Prof. Amy Shen (ME)
- Catalysis towards Selective Conversion - Prof. Charlie Campbell (CHEM)

Biologics: Development, Delivery and Detection
- Protein Engineering - Prof. Champak Chatterjee (Chem)
- Drug Delivery - Prof. Suzie Pun (BioE)
- Glyco-Technology - Prof. Dan Ratner (BioE)

Societal Impact of Molecular Engineering and Scieence
- Ethics and Case Studies on Carbon Nanotubes - Prof. Marjorie Olmstead (PHYS)
- Discussion: Molecular Engineering and Science Education - Prof. René Overney (CHEM E )

Port of Seattle Job opening

Sr. Infrastructure Systems Engineer - Conservation
Port of Seattle

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday, May 15, 2012
SALARY:  Minimum $77,825 - Midpoint $97,266

Provide electrical engineering, technical leadership, consultation and implementation support for electrical and mechanical systems for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with an energy conservation focus and specialization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Providing engineering services for design and development of energy efficient projects to include all phases of engineering from conceptualization, development of design documents through final testing and commissioning; provide project management and engineering direction and oversight. Develop, implement and promote long-term strategic plans and strategies to support the port's environmental goals and initiatives related to energy conservation, water and other utility resources; develop and manage energy conservation agreement budget.
Provide engineering services related to planning and expansion of utility distributions systems; ensure utility distribution and metering diagrams are current and accurate. Conduct investment grade energy audits for the port and its utility customers; provide detailed utility audit reports to include: analysis of aviation infrastructure and operating conditions, evaluate impact of weather, occupancy and operating schedules on airport utility requirements; selection of utility conservation measures, estimate potential energy savings; and estimate project costs. Create, develop and operate utilities management system in order to achieve greater efficiency of utility resources; produce utility trend analysis and forecasts; provide utility benchmarking and efficiency metrics.

The Port of Seattle is looking for an effective leader with thorough knowledge and technical expertise of electrical, mechanical and Information Technology systems, engineering concepts, principles, designs, standards, practices, programming, integration, construction, testing, commissioning, activation, maintenance and appropriate codes.  Must have strong skills of persuasion, leadership, organizational, interpersonal, motivational, problem solving, strategic planning, critical thinking, decision-making, presentation, customer service, communication and teamwork skills.  Expertise in various building control, energy management and Information Technology and communications systems.

Combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities equivalent to:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering; eight to ten (8-10) years of experience in electrical engineering and information technology systems. Professional Engineering licensed in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain with one year.

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering; 15 years of experience in electrical engineering and information technology systems planning, design, integration, modeling, maintenance, construction, codes and standards, installation, testing, commissioning, activation, project management, scheduling, budgeting and problem solving.

Click here for details and to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Internship with Jan Scientific

Intern Wanted (Paid Position – Available Now)
A small Tech company situated in the U District, within walking distance of the campus, is looking for an intern with an interest to learn and a drive to accomplish.

Demonstrated ability to program instrumentation is a basic requirement.
Good working knowledge of C/C++/C# is a must.
Desired: knowledge of LabVIEW and image analysis, image processing.
We offer an opportunity to learn new and innovative techniques.
Work load: Minimum 15 - 20 hours a week

Send resume to: with Intern in the Subject line.

Pinewood Derby for Charity

You are invited to show off your engineering prowess at a classic PINEWOOD DERBY on Thursday May 10th from 5-7pm. Official boy scout pinewood derby car kits are available for free, with a donation of items. All donations will go to support local agencies who deal directly with the underprivileged in our community (like the Salvation Army). An official track and racing tournament will be held that evening! Cars can be entered as individuals, groups, or departments. For details about the event, official car regulations, and a list of requested donations, please email This event is sponsored by the Latter-day Saint Student Association and will be held at 3925 NE 15th St (building is right across 15th from the physics building).

Monday, April 30, 2012

W CSE Colloq / 5-8-12 / Koller / Stanford University / The Online Revolution: High-Quality Education for Everyone

Computer Science & Engineering

SPEAKER:   Daphne Koller, Stanford University
TITLE:      The Online Revolution: High-Quality Education for Everyone
DATE:      Tuesday, May 8, 2012
TIME:      3:30pm
PLACE:    EEB-105
HOST:     Ed Lazowska

Last year, Stanford University offered three online courses, which anyone
in the world could enroll in and take for free.  Students were expected to
submit homeworks, meet deadlines, and were awarded a "Statement of
Accomplishment" only if they met our high grading bar.  Together, these
three courses had enrollments of around 350,000 students, making this one
of the largest experiments in online education ever performed.  In the
past few months, we have transitioned this effort into a new venture,
Coursera, a social entrepeneurship company that partners with top
universities to provide high-quality content to everyone around the world
for free.  In this talk, I'll report on this new experiment in education,
and why we believe this model can provide both an improved classroom
experience for our on-campus students, via a flipped classroom model, as
well as a meaningful learning experience for the millions of students
around the world who would otherwise never have access to education of
this quality.  I'll describe the pedagogical foundations for this type of
teaching, and the key technological ideas that support them, including
easy-to-create video chunks, a scalable online Q&A forum where students
can get their questions answered quickly, sophisticated autograded
homeworks, and a carefully designed peer grading pipeline that supports
the at-scale grading of more open- ended homeworks, such as essay
questions, derivations, or business plans.

Whereas technology and automation have made almost all segments of our
economy---such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing,
transportation---vastly more efficient, education today isn't much
different than it was 300 years ago.  Given also the rising costs of
higher education, the hyper-competitive nature of college admissions, and
the lack of access to a high quality education, we think there is a huge
opportunity to use modern internet and AI technology to inexpensively
offer a high quality education online.  Through such technology, we
envision millions of people gaining access to the world- leading education
that has so far been available only to a tiny few, and using this
education to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the
communities they live in.

Joint project with Andrew Ng, Stanford University

Bio:  Daphne Koller is the Rajeev Motwani Professor in the Computer
Science Department at Stanford University and the Oswald Villard
University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Her main research interest
is in developing and using machine learning and probabilistic methods to
model and analyze complex domains.  She is the author of over 180 refereed
publications, which have appeared in venues that include Science, Cell,
and Nature Genetics (her H-index is over 80). She also has a long-standing
interest in education. She founded the CURIS program, the Stanford
Computer Science Department's undergraduate summer internship program, and
the Biomedical Computation major at Stanford. She pioneered in her
classroom many of the ideas that are key to Stanford's massive online
education effort. She was awarded the Sloan Foundation Faculty Fellowship
in 1996, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 1998, the Presidential Early
Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 1999, the IJCAI
Computers and Thought Award in 2001the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in
2004, the ACM/Infosys award in 2008, and was inducted into the National
Academy of Engineering in 2011. Her teaching was recognized via the Cox
Medal for excellence in fostering undergraduate research at Stanford in
2003, and by being named a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate

Refreshments to be served in room prior to talk.

*NOTE* This lecture will be broadcast live via the Internet. See for more information.


The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal
opportunity and reasonable accomodation in its services, programs,
activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services
Office at least ten days in advance of the event at: (206) 543-6450/V,
(206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264 (FAX), or email at

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - UW information sessions

2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program - UW information sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent bachelor's or master's graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2013-14 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.
The application cycle for the 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2012. The UW deadline for applications is September 12, 2012.


  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply:
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, Bothell UW1-103
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:30-6:00pm, MGH 171
  • Monday, May 21, 2012, 5:30-7:00pm, online webinar (advanced registration required)
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012, 2:30-4:00pm, online webinar (advanced registration required)
Special Event: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 3:30-5:00pm, Bothell UW1-103 - Learn about the Fulbright Program through the experience of former recipients from UWB and the broader UW community. Chancellor Kenyon Chan will give an introduction and four Fulbright alumni will engage in a panel discussion. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at:
To be eligible, at the time of application (i.e. in fall 2012), you must be:

1)      A U.S. citizen (unfortunately, permanent residents are not eligible),
* International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at:

2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master's or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,

3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and

4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)
  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.
For graduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma: Helene Obradovich, or Marilyn Gray,, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:  Robin Chang,, 171 Mary Gates Hall

UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni: Natalia Ksiezyk Dyba,, UW1-177

Info session - WA State Legislative Internship Program,

Intern in the Washington State Legislature

Information Session, Wednesday, May 2nd
3:30-4:30pm, 1A Gowen Hall

Feel free to stop by anytime during the information session.


Washington State Legislative Internship Program
Winter Quarter 2013

Open to Juniors and Seniors from all majors. 

Interns spend Winter Quarter working in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate.  In addition to their office work, interns participate in weekly seminars and workshops.  The seminars include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions.  In the workshops, interns take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate.  They learn parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature.  Additionally, interns have the opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about his/her job.

Compensation and Credit
The internship is no longer paid.  Students who participate in the WSL program may apply for funding to help offset the costs of completing an internship outside of the Seattle area. 
During their internship, UW students will be enrolled in POL S 497 for 15 credits and will attend a seminar course taught by a UW faculty member.

*Conducting legislative research
*Bill tracking
*Attending hearings and meetings
*Corresponding with constituents
*Office duties

Strong applicants will have:
*A strong desire to learn about public policy and legislative process
*Good written and oral communication skills
*Strong analytical and research skills
*Strong work ethic
*Mature judgment
*Ability to handle a fast-paced environment

For more information, see:   or contact the Pol S Advising Office

Resume and Cover Letter Workshops with the CLUE Writing Center

The CLUE Writing Center will be hosting a series of workshops on understanding the basics of resume and cover letter writing for job/internship applications. During these workshops, we present students with strategies they should be aware of with regards to these fairly structured documents, as well as highlight the major mistakes those of us just entering the job market/looking to gain experience often make.

The dates and locations are as follows (and both workshops take place from 7 PM--8 PM):

Monday, 4/30: MGH 228
Wednesday, 5/2: MGH 228

Also, for everyone's information, we keep our workshop schedule updated on our Facebook:

And we'd like to let our students know that we're offering a new service that involves help specifically on grammatical/linguistic concerns. Students may now send in specific questions/excerpts from their essays to, which we'll respond to in 2 business days, and check out our advice on syntax and similar concerns on our blog, located at: