Thursday, May 17, 2012

oSTEM at the Undergraduate Research Symposium!

May 18th (this Friday!) 8-10am Kane Hall 225 Table 3 in tandem with the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Do you want scholarship money? Do you want money to travel to conferences? Do you want free food? Do you want the ability to network with people from Google and Amazon? Tour the Microsoft Redmond campus and/or Boeing offices?

If you answered yes to any of the above and identify as LGBTQ or an ally to LGBTQ people actively doing research or are in a STEM field, oSTEM, which is free, is for you. oSTEM stands for Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Finding no openly LGBTQ-positive STEM or research environment at the University of Washington seemed to make providing available resources to make queer people stop feeling unaccepted or different in these fields a priority. A primary way we do that is by sending people to queer-friend conferences, sponsoring academic work with scholarships, let students talk to queer professionals in the field, and holding bi-quarterly student work exhibitions/networking events with free food. Yes we have the funding for all of that

Our current station at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 18th is to see how much national funding we can get support our endeavors (which translates to scholarship and travel money which means come and support the organization on Friday), and more generally if we should implement something like this at the University of Washington. If you are interested and unable to attend on Friday or receiving this message after May 18th please email or with oSTEM somewhere in the subject line. Thanks

Dawg Daze Leader Applications now available!

Be a Dawg Daze Leader!

Do you remember YOUR Dawg Daze?

Join a dynamic and energetic team welcoming new students to campus during Dawg Daze! Dawg Daze Leaders are current University of Washington students who have a passion for UW and want to build leadership experience and give back to the University community through assisting new students with their transition to campus.  Applications are now available at

Desired Qualifications:
  • Love for UW and being a Husky!
  • Genuine interest in new students and their well-being
  • Friendly
  • Responsible
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to initiate solutions to problems

Position Responsibilities and expectations:
Dawg Daze leaders must be willing to help in a variety of different ways that includes, but is not limited to:
  • 15 hours of your time, volunteering at over 250 events throughout the week
  • Assist with Dawg Daze Check-in
  • Directing and greeting students
  • Be approachable and help by giving directions
  • Hosting informational booths
  • Escorting new students to activities
  • Facilitating a new student Peer Connections Meeting
  • Decorating campus
  • Cleaning up after events
  • Set up stations, signs, posters, and balloons
  • Lead fun and exciting ice breakers to get students pumped up!

What you can get out of this experience:
  • Be involved with fun, creative, and exciting Dawg Daze events!
  • Meet and inspire new students
  • Hands on leadership experience
  • Free food at certain events
  • A cool Dawg Daze T-shirt to wear
  • A free copy of the UW Student Planner
  • Move into the Residence Halls Early
  • Access to great entertainment and events
  • The satisfaction of being a part of a team that makes UW a friendly place!

Applications are due on May 25th

Apply online at:
For more information contact: or 206-543-4905

Talk on PCB Design Process Techniques

Free Talk Tomorrow (5/18/2012):
PCB Design and Manufacturing
Process and Capabilities
12:00 – 1:00 PM
EEB 303
Mike Lopez, Prototron Circuits
Chad Budvarson, Out of the Box Manufacturing
Free Donuts!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Position with Samsung

Position Information
Company: Samsung Telecommunications America (STA)
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Travel Required: None

Terminal Performance Engineer
Position Summary:
The candidate is responsible for testing and evaluating wireless handset products according to test plans for the objective of meeting customer approval. The candidate is also responsible for becoming the local subject matter experts in terms of North American GSM and related standards development and interpretation of customer requirements specifications in order to provide guidelines to project managers and R&D members for feature implementations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned. In this position, either directly or through others, the candidate will:
·          Use technical engineering knowledge and experience to test and evaluate new wireless terminal products and associated accessories.
·          Use technical engineering knowledge and experience to understand customer applications test cases.
·          Identify to Product Management and R&D teams of any implementation discrepancies, non-compliance and performance degradations of terminal products for resolutions, regression evaluation and testing.
·          Leads or guides other Field Test Engineers (internal or contracted) in the performance of complex, semi-routine and routine application tests, including those at customer locations, to evaluate product compliance to customer acceptance criteria.
·          Interface with customer technical engineering teams for the management (interpretation, reproduction, tracking and verification of resolution by R&D) of non-compliance reported by them. Where appropriate, make recommendations to product management personnel and R&D engineers on corrective actions required and effectively adapt solutions agreed upon in a timely manner to ensure correct and effective product launches and installation.
·          Proofing of technical and/or user manuals for clarity and accuracy.
·          Perform test equipment solution assessment, evaluation and recommendation to Senior Management and Executives.
·          Generate, track and close non-compliant issues in Samsung configuration management environment. Perform regression tests of firmware improvements to validate corrective actions of GSM, WCDMA, and LTE subscriber products.
Background/Experience to qualify for this position, the following minimal background and skill levels are required:
·          A Bachelors Degree in engineering or related electronics technical training from four-year college or university.
·          Between 0-2 years technical experience or telecommunications engineering related experience.
·          Must be able to read, analyze and interpret technical requirements and procedures.
·          Must have excellent MS Office proficiency.
·          Strong preference for bilingual ability (English & Korean)

UW Employer Networking Events - Garmin AT, Wetpaint, Tableau Software

Garmin AT, Wetpaint, Tableau Software
Looking for that great internship or career opportunity?   These great employers are hiring now, and they are all coming to the UW Seattle campus very soon. Stop by the Career Center to learn more about opportunities and to network with recruiters.
RSVP encouraged

TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT  Wednesday, May 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Garmin AT
The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Seeking UW Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or relevant fields.

Garmin is founded on the principles of innovation, convenience, performance, value and service.  Garmin's goal, as it was then, remains simple: To create navigation and communication devices that can enrich our customers' lives. Our innovative products span various areas of interest, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications.

Related Application Opportunities
Software Engineer - Aviation Software Developer/Designer HuskyJobs ID# 61648 Learn more about this position and apply via HuskyJobs

TUESDAY, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm
The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Seeking UW Computer Science, MIS, Applied & Computational Math, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Informatics, Business Information Systems

Wetpaint is a next-generation media platform company that uses its proprietary state-of-the-art technologies and expertise in social media to capture, engage and activate audiences.

Related Application Opportunities
We are currently hiring for a Software Development Engineer in Test and Software Developers. We are also looking at hiring a Software Development Intern (paid).  Bring resume to event.

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 5:30-7:30
Tableau Software
The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Seeking UW Computer Science, MIS, Applied & Computational Math, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Informatics, Business Information Systems, Business, Economics, and related degrees.

Tableau's culture is casual yet high energy. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world.  This is your opportunity to help us build one of the most important companies in the software industry. Our award winning products make it easy for people to transform data into smart visual analytics using a drag & drop interface. People who enjoy working with fellow superstar engineers on a cutting edge product will feel at home here.  Here are some opportunities to join a rapidly expanding and important Seattle-based company:

Related Application Opportunities
Technical Support Specialist, Product Consultant - and many more exciting opportunities in various disciplines including operations, sales, marketing, and development
Apply online at and see HuskyJobs for upcoming postings.

Summer Internship with Spiration

Spiration Inc. is hiring for summer!
Working with Product Development and Engineering team.
Focus of this opportunity is an energy delivery project.
Spiration is committed to improving the quality of life for patients with acute and chronic conditions of the lung through the development of novel therapies.  Founded in 1999 in Redmond, WA, Spiration is a pioneer in its field, with numerous US patents addressing various conditions of the lung.  We pride ourselves on our scientific expertise and cutting-edge technologies. 

Apply by logging in to your account on the Engineering Co-op & Internship Program site:

Summer 2012: CEE 424 Geog Info Systems (open to all students)

CEE 424A   Geographic Information System (GIS)
(SLN 10597)  Summer Full term
MW 10:50- 11:50am plus one additional hour

Course description from the instructor, Professor Kamal Ahmed:

CEE 424 Geographic Information System (GIS) (3 credits) 
While this course is normally focused on the GIS applications for civil engineering students, the offering this summer will be modified to accommodate the needs of students form other disciplines.  Lectures cover topics listed in course description (GIS applications in civil and various environments; geographic and spatial data types and acquisition considerations; data models and structures; projections and transformations; attribute-based operation, spatial operations; etc.) and labs are devoted to mastering the core of ArcGIS. By the end of the quarter, a number of guest speakers demonstrate how GIS is applied in professional applications and students prepare a class project. Guest speaker presentations and student projects in the summer offering will not be specific to civil engineering, but be related to students' background and interests.  This course should be helpful for students in a variety of majors, including oceanography, geography, urban planning, geology, forestry, atmospheric science, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning, and all majors within the College of the Environment.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MATLAB Instructional Seminars at UW

Join us for complimentary MATLAB instructional 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.

--Register now--

Register for May 22nd Sessions at:

Register for May 23rd Sessions at:


Tuesday, May 22, 2012
 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Session 1: MATLAB for Data Analysis, Visualization and Code Generation

Part 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.

I hope you can join us. Please contact me with any questions at 508-647-7516 or

Summer Internship Opportunity with OneEnergy Renewables

OneEnergy Renewables, a developer of utility-scale clean energy projects and active participant in environmental markets, seeks one or more paid summer interns in Seattle to support its efforts to develop large scale clean power projects. This is an opportunity for a diligent and motivated individual to manage a variety projects related to renewable energy project development, markets, finance and technology.  A primary focus will be given to utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects (approximately 2-50 MW in size).  

Interns will join a talented and committed team that is dedicated to expanding the use and availability of clean energy while achieving ambitious financial goals and building company value.  The role will feature close work with company executives across a range of functions and topics that will depend largely on qualifications, interest and priority. 

Potential areas of focus and desired qualifications:
  • Research and analysis of various PV system configurations and interconnection requirements (engineering background preferred)
  • Developing and refining models to estimate production/output for solar PV systems (engineering background helpful)
  • Construction cost estimating and scheduling with emphasis on site preparation for solar projects (construction management background preferred)
  • Graphic design for preliminary layouts of solar arrays and potentially other renewable energy technologies (graphic design and/or experience with CAD or Google Sketchup a plus)
  • Research and analysis to facilitate site selection for projects under consideration
  • Analysis to explore supply/demand dynamics for electricity pricing and solar PV in specific markets
  • Interns may draw upon undergraduate, graduate and/or professional experience

This may be a part-time, full-time or project-specific role with compensation to be determined dependent upon experience.

About OneEnergy Renewables
OneEnergy Renewables (OER) enables business customers to reduce their carbon footprints by directly supporting the development of clean energy projects. OER develops solar, wind, and biogas energy generation facilities and sells renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets produced by these and other clean energy resources.

We have created a webpage for resume/cover letter submissions for the Summer Internship:

Questions - please contact:

Shane Sobotka, LEED AP BD+C
Manager, Project Development
101 Yesler Way, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98104
206-682-0609 (direct)
425-238-2196 (mobile)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Call for McNair Application: Printable PDF of McNair Applications are online

Printable PDF of McNair Applications are online:

You are invited to apply for the McNair Scholar Program.  The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.  For more information please go to:

In order to apply for the McNair Program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria, set by the U.S. Department of Education. Because this is a federally funded program, these are strict requirements.

To be eligible, you:
  • must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (for detailed descriptions, click on the links); or
  • must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
  • must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the UW1
  • must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
  • must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
  • must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
  • must have STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.

1Post-baccalaureate students and students who already have one bachelors degree are not eligible for the program.
2Students whose career goals include a medical (MD) or other professional degree (JD, MBA, PharmD, etc.) are not eligible for the program.

Information Session - localization @ UW

Human Centered Design & Engineering is hosting an information session on our certificate program focused on localization, called Global Technology & Communication Management. If you are interested in international policies and how markets impact the design of technology, then you are highly encouraged to attend this session.

This program is three quarters long, with one course each quarter, with classes on: international user experience, localization management, and international product management. We will have instructors and industry experts to talk about the curriculum (which is credit bearing, graduate coursework from HCDE).

The faculty is encouraging students from language programs, international studies, and other related fields to attend and learn more about how to apply your skills to the design of technology.

Our guest speakers are Carla DiFranco and Hiram Machado. Carla is a program manager at Microsoft for Windows International and Hiram is the president and co-founder of adaQuest, a program and project management-based organization that helps companies localize software into new markets around the world.

What: Info Session for Global Technology & Communication Management
When: Tuesday, May 29th at 6PM
Where:  Tentatively Sieg Hall, rom 420

If you think you can attend, please RSVP here: This will help us ensure that we reserve the proper room size for the crowd! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me for more details.

Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition Info Session, 5/16

Social Change is Serious Business - Apply to the 9th annual Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC)
GSEC is a leading-edge international social venture plan competition, where interdisciplinary student teams from around the world propose creative, commercially viable businesses aimed at reducing poverty in the developing world. Each year, GSEC brings the world to UW: semi-finalist student teams from around the globe are invited to Seattle for GSEC Week.  GSEC Week provides teams a world-class practical learning opportunity that includes visits to leading Seattle organizations, coaching and refinement of the business plan and pitch, valuable exposure to an extensive network of professionals, and dynamic cross-cultural interactions.

Come learn all about GSEC at this week's info session:
May 16, 12:30-1:30 pm, Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Learn the ins-and-outs of applying to and participating in GSEC, find team members or a team for the 2013 competition!

GSEC provides:
  • Pre-competition support: each GSEC Week team is paired with a mentor
  • Guidance & Exposure: GSEC teams' business ideas are reviewed by 100+ judges; during GSEC Week alone, teams present to 500+ professionals
  • Post-competition support: access to investors, additional training, expert mentorship
  • Prize $$: in 2012 GSEC awarded $34,000 in prizes

Learn more: