Thursday, June 28, 2012

Go GREEN/Costa Rica Sustainable Engineering Abroad

The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) is a global experiential learning program taking place in Costa Rica and focusing on topics of renewable energy and sustainability. In 2011 we worked with over 60 universities across the United States and have influenced the lives of over 300 students. This summer we will be hosting 250 students on our summer programs alone.

Our international learning opportunity offers students a 12-Day life changing experience in Costa Rica. Students receive exclusive access to five different  state of the art renewable energy facilities including: Geothermal, Biomass, Wind, Solar and Hydroelectric. During these site visits students interact with expert industry professionals who teach the students about the workings of the facility, and also offer opportunities beyond the program such as internships in Costa Rica and career mentorship. In addition to the clean energy site visits, students learn about sustainable practices in Engineering, Business, Agriculture, Architecture and Public Policy. The program is jam-packed with non-stop learning containing 62 total contact hours with numerous cultural immersion and adventure activities all within the 12-Day time period.

I have provided several links below to schools and organizations that have published our program:
Presidential Leadership Academy at Penn State
Associate for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Latino Institute Partnership
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

XBOT ROBOTICS Workshop Space in Seattle!

XBOT ROBOTICS creates opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through robotics.  XBOT ROBOTICS aims to foster positive experiences and apprenticeships with technology.

However, we are much, much more! We have just opened a work space in Seattle that features a well equipped machine shop, common space available to work on projects, and space available to rent to store your own tools. More information on what we do can be found at

We are also looking for volunteers to help staff our space in downtown Seattle. We can offer discounts on rental space and machine use fees. If you are interested, please contact

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Product Manufacturing Engineer Position with Honeywell Aerospace

198429 Eng II Product Mfg

Exciting opportunity within the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering organization!

Honeywell Aerospace is an $11B business with 40,000 employees in over 125 domestic and international locations. We are a leading global aviation supplier; designing, manufacturing and distributing advanced electronic and mechanical systems, products and services to commercial, defense and space industries.

As a Product Manufacturing Engineeer within the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering team you will assists in the design and implement automated test equipment (hardware and software) in support of precision instruments such as accelerometers, rate sensors and thermal switches. Integrates algorithms into data reduction programs and stores test data in databases for statistical analysis. Assists with development of proposals, statements of work, work breakdown structures and cost estimates for complex equipment.  Position is located in Redmond, WA with no relocation assistance.

Basic Qualifications
·        Bachelor’s degree, in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science.
·        Minimum 5 years experience in engineering.
·        Minimum 2 years experience programming in Visual Basic, C/C++, VBScript, and/or Oracle PL/SQL.
·         Due to ITAR restrictions, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Additional Qualifications
·        Experience in developing and maintaining test equipment.
·        Experience in project management.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Honeywell is committed to a diverse workforce.

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Engineering Internship with Ericsson

MS Engineering Intern

Company Information: Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize our network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through our systems. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards

  • Self starter with energy and desire to contribute to an industry leading organization
  • Interest in pursuing a career in wireless communications
  • Willing to put in effort to read and learn wireless technology in order to get up to speed quickly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of 2G, 3G and 4G wireless network architecture elements (CDMA, LTE, WiMax) and protocols (TCP/IP, etc) is a plus
  • Basic understanding of antennas and radio propagation theory is a plus
  • Preferred skill in at least one programming language such as Perl, VB, C++, SQL, Flash, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Customer focused and results oriented

·        Pursuit of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a technical discipline (i.e. Engineering or Computer Science) required.
·        Minimum GPA: Cumulative 3.0
·        Graduation range: December 2012 or beyond
·        Work schedule: Up to 40 depending on school schedule; flexibility with schedule
·        Assignment start date: Fall 2012
·        Duration of the assignment: Per semester or quarter with the possibility of extension.  Opportunity for full time conversion after graduation.
·        Work Authorization: Sponsorship is not offered for this position

Applicants must be students pursuing a degree, taking a minimum of 3 credit hours to be eligible for internship.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager. 

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

To apply, send resume to: 

Katie Kremer
Ericsson: University Relations
972.583.3570 Office