Friday, May 11, 2012

Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award

Calling all undergraduates: Nominate your favorite professor for Mortar Board's Excellence in Teaching Award!!

The UW Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board invites all undergraduates to nominate an outstanding professor who has inspired you, and made exceptional contributions towards the education of UW undergraduates.  Without great teachers, there cannot be great scholarship, and it is in this spirit that we wish to give undergraduate students the opportunity to say thank you and acknowledge those professors who have made a difference in their education.  This award is the only award on campus both nominated and awarded solely by undergraduate students and is a prestigious honor for any faculty to receive. 

Criteria for submitting nominations:
1.     Any lecturer, senior lecturer, adjunct professor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor, or professor emeritus may be nominated. Teaching assistants do not qualify for this award.
2.     Only undergraduate students (full or part-time) may nominate professors for the award. Students should nominate only one professor.    
3. Nominations are due Sunday, May 13th by 11:59 PM, 2012.

All nominations for the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award must be received before Monday May 14th 2012 by this Catalyst Poll: Nominate your favorite teacher now! 

And of course, if you have questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact the Teaching Award Chair, Michelle Drews at  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SWE Third Annual Engineering Ball 2012 (a.k.a. Masquerade Ball)

When: Friday, 25 May 2012 7:30-11:00 pm
Where: Vista Cafe, William H. Foege Building

Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers

Open to ALL majors
Undergraduates and Graduate Students
50% of proceeds go to the American Cancer Society
Masquerade Ball Theme
21+ to drink

$25 Pair & $15 Single (at the door)
$10 Presale
$10 Members

Writing for the Web - ENGL 382, AUT 12 - prereqs can be waived

ENGL 382: Writing for the Web
AUT 2012
SLN 13609
Tues/Thurs 2:30 - 4:20 in MGH 076
SEEK ADD CODE from Professor: George Dillon


Texts:  David Kadavy, Design Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty, Wiley, 2011
Laura Franz, Typographic Web Design: How to think like a typographer
in HTML and CSS
. Wiley, 2011.

The course will focus on the design of web pages to achieve various "looks" as well as some of the newer HTML5 functionalities.  We will work on reading source and stylesheets of exemplary pages and will emulate and modify them.  We will introduce some basic Javascript, mostly via jquery modules, and will use the HTML 5 syntax to include visual and audio clips. 

The course assumes some familiarity with HTML and the web. If you have ANY idea what the previous paragraph is talking about, you will be ok.  If not, the course will be a scramble to catch up. The prerequisite can be waived for the self-taught and for other compelling cases. (contact  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Graduate Opportunities with T. Rowe Price

Let's Work Together!

A career at T. Rowe Price says you want to contribute and make a difference at a leading global investment management firm where our success results from the success we create for our clients. Join our collaborative culture that enables associates to thrive in an environment where talent meets opportunity. We are a growing organization of more than 5,000 associates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We welcome individuals with unique perspectives - people who can add value to our proven approaches, enhance our intellectual capital and help create long-term value for our clients through innovative ideas.

You are invited to submit your resume to any open position listed here:

T. Rowe Price currently has New Graduate positions available in the following areas:
- Customer Service
- Accounting
- Client Servicing
- Marketing
- Technology
- Administrative

- Competitive compensation plan
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- 401K retirement plan
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Community Involvement
- Tuition Reimbursement

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McKinstry Tour

May 14th @ 2-3:15PM  (Limited Space)
Where: 5005 Third Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134

This will be a tour of the Mckinstry building and the Innovation Center. Please contact John Milton( for sign up and question.

Here is a link to their impressive Flash website:

Environmental Innovation Challenge Co-Chair Position

My name is James Barger and I was the Co-Chair for the 2012 Environmental Innovation Challenge at UW. The Environmental Innovation Challenge is a competition for students at UW put on by the College of Engineering, the Foster School of Business, and the College of the Environment that focuses on solving environmental problems.

The reason I am contacting you is to let you all know about an opening within the EIC Executive Committee for the Engineering Co-Chair position next year. It is a 3-quarter commitment and we are looking for someone who can meet the following qualifications:

-Strong work ethic, willing to go above and beyond target goals

-Passion for promoting environmentally friendly and profitable student innovations at UW

-Leadership and people skills working within groups

-Ability to speak to a variety of audiences

-Past participation in the EIC is a plus

The Co-Chair position takes up about 2-4 hours per week on average and can be higher leading up to big events (i.e. the week of the EIC). As a Co-Chair, you will have access to a wide variety contacts through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as great events on campus that are unavailable to other groups.

If you think that you meet the above qualities and would like to know more about the position, e-mail me your resume along with a short answer (no more than 4 sentences) to the following questions:

-What makes you a great candidate for leading the 2013 EIC?

-Why do you want to be the EIC Co-Chair?

-How do you see yourself leading as a Co-Chair?

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to meeting you!
James Barger
2012 Environmental Innovation Challenge Co-Chair
Mechanical Engineering Student
University of Washington
C: (626)-625-4001

Seattle Sounders Soccer Game - sponsored by HKN

Needing a break from building circuits? Tired of writing up lab reports? HKN has the solution for you! In addition to our annual Spring BBQ, which is going to be on Friday, May 25th, we have also purchased a group of tickets to a Seattle Sounders game! The game is versus the Columbus Crew on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm. HKN has purchased at least 20 tickets for our department, with a possibility to purchase 20 more if needed. We will be seated in the Hawks Nest, which has a great view of the entire field. So invite your friends and family and come on out to the game!

Tickets are going to be sold for $17 a piece. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please reply to Mike Schetter, HKN Treasurer, at In addition, we will be in the EE office on Wednesday, May 9th, to accept ticket purchases. We hope to see you all there!


Your HKN Officers

Joint CSE and UW e-Science Institute Colloquium with Joseph Hellerstein May 31st

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 3:30pm
Maps and directions <>
This talk focuses on two case studies of doing science in the cloud.

The first is large scale simulations of the dynamics of a transmembrane protein that is a frequent target of drug therapies. The second case study addresses brain simulations and the challenges in developing biologically meaningful computational models. The case studies are used to identify issues with current approaches to computational discovery and productive directions for future research.

Joseph L. Hellerstein manages the Computational Discovery Department at Google Inc. in Seattle, WA. Dr. Hellerstein received the PhD in computer science from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a Principal Architect at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA (USA) from 2006 to 2008, and a researcher and senior manager at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY from 1984 to 2006. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and two books, and has taught at Columbia University and the University of Washington. Dr. Hellerstein is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Upcoming Seminars:

 ** June 26, 4 PM* (EE303)

               *Seunghwa Kang  *( Biocellion)