Friday, September 14, 2012

Study Abroad Fair October 17th

The UW Study Abroad Office is hosting our 12th annual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall Commons. More than 40 exhibitors representing a wide array of international programs and internships will be available to speak with students about opportunities in international education.

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Fall Quarter 2012
Mondays 10:30 - 11:20, Mary Gates 271
1 credit, C/NC

*Laura Harkewicz*, Biological Futures and the Program on Values in Society email:
*Alison Wylie*, Biological Futures and the Departments of Philosophy and Anthropology email:

*Research Ethics Exposed!* offers students in all areas of study an opportunity to learn about ethics issues that are of active concern for University of Washington faculty working in cutting edge fields of research in the social and natural sciences. Each week through the quarter a faculty member from a different field will identify key ethics issues with which they wrestle in their own research. The following presenters are confirmed; for dates and details, follow the “presenter schedule” link on the course website (URL above).

* *Tom Ackerman* (Atmospheric Sciences) and *Lauren Hartzell Nichols* (Program on Values and Program on the Environment): /Ethics Issues in Geo-engineering/
* *Gaymon Bennett* (Center for Biological Futures, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center): /The H5N1 Controversy/
* *Malia Fullerton* (Bioethics and Humanities): /From Bench to Bioethics: Grappling With the Implications of Human Genetic Research/
* *Sara Goering* (Philosophy and the Program on Values): /Thinking About Neuroethics: Ethics Engagement in the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering/
* *Celia Lowe* (Anthropology and International Studies): /Recognizing Scholarly Subjects: Ethical Issues in Transnational Collaboration /
* *Karen Moe* (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Human Subjects Division, Office of Research): /Human Subjects and the IRB Process/
* *Gwen Ottinger* (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW-Bothell): /Understanding Emerging Technology: Obligations for Proactive Knowledge Production/
* *Matt Sparke* (Geography and International Studies): /The Challenges of Global Health Research/

Here are some of the questions that the presenters will be addressing: Is there research that scientists should not do?; Are scientists responsible for harms they don’t intend that result from their research?; What counts as research integrity?; Do researchers have a responsibility to explain their work to the public, and should they play an active role in setting science policy?

/This course is sponsored by /*/Biological Futures in a Globalized World/*/, a cluster of initiatives hosted by the Simpson Center for the Humanities in partnership with the Center for Biological Futures at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The goal of the Biological Futures program is to foster better thinking about the global impact of dramatic increases in biological knowledge that now put us in a position to manipulate and build living systems on an unprecedented scale.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Entry-level Position with Sea-Bird Electronics

Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of marine instruments for measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, and related oceanographic variables. Major products include Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD) profilers, multi-bottle in-situ water samplers, moored CT recorders, wave/tide recorders, dissolved oxygen sensors, and thermosalinographs (click here for a complete listing of all our products). Customers include research institutes, ocean observing programs, national and local government agencies, engineering firms, and navies throughout the world. As part of our commitment to advancing the science of ocean measurement, we are deeply invested in engineering, metrology, calibration, software development, scientific analysis, and other essential technologies that make our products more accurate, reliable, and broadly useful.

We are adding to our growing team to support oceangraphic instrument development. This is a full-time, regular position.

An Electric Engineer-I, will apply knowledge of electrical engineering principles, with some supervision or guidance, to the design, redesign, test, modeling and use of various products, subassemblies, complex systems, and product platforms. Essential skills include: embedding firmware, assist with design of sensing systems, critical decision making, and problem solving and timeline development.

·         BS with a minimum of 3 years of directly relevant experience; MS with 1 year of relevant experience
·         Experience in a systems design / product development environment in which the candidate has had a role in taking designs from conception through production and shipment a plus

·         Experience in embedded-system C development. Experience with Ti MSP430 and ARM7TDMI architectures a plus.

·         Experience with schematic capture and circuit analysis using EDA tools such as OrCAD and SPICE

·         Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the following areas:
o   Strong verbal and written communication skills
o   Strong project and time management skills
o   Solid data analysis and reporting skills

Sea-Bird Electronics is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, and to base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. We follow all AA/ADAAA guidelines and are a non-smoking facility. We strongly support health, wellness, and safety, and are a drug and alcohol free workplace and test all new hires.

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Student programmers for global health software projects

Looking for graduate and undergrad students who program in Java and/or PHP to work on open source global health web-based software[1][2][3][4] with UW I-TECH[6][7]. Healthcare/clinical experience not necessary.

Gain experience working here at UW with international teams on projects for Haiti, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, Namibia, and Viet Nam. Opportunities for collaboration on posters and publications. Future work includes expansion into mobile development for mHealth with open source tools such as OpenDataKit[8].

Hourly and RA opportunities. Please contact Jan Flowers at outlining experience and availability.

[1] OpenELIS Global - Laboratory Information System
[2] OpenELIS Global Source Code
[3] iSante Electronic Medical Record System in Haiti
[4] OpenMRS Electronic Medical Record in Namibia +
[7] UW I-TECH Informatics Projects
[8] UW OpenDataKit

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Autumn Course Announcement to students in NME, MolES and NanoTech

Molecular Engineering and Science (3 credits)
NME 498 / ChemE 599
Fall 2012 - Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 – 2:50 p.m., Location: LOW 118
(Overall Course Coordination: R. Overney,

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.

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.

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. RenĂ© 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 and Molecular Biomimetics

- Introduction to Synthetic Biology - Prof. Georg Seelig (CSE/EE)
- Engineering Standards in Synthetic Biology - Prof. Herbert Sauro (BioE)
- Biomimetics with Polypeptides - Prof. Mehmet Sarikaya (MSE)

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. RenĂ© Overney (CHEM E )

Monday, September 10, 2012

Leadership role in the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Take a leadership role in the premier Pacific NW cleantech competition sponsored by the UW! Connect! UW EIC Facebook

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is interviewing students to fill positions on the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) Executive Committee.   If you have a desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is your opportunity.
The time commitment for a position on the EIC Executive Committee will be an average of 2-4 hours per week, including bi-weekly hour-long committee meeting as needed, with the majority of work October through February. Membership on this committee does not preclude your entry into the Challenge on April 4, 2013.
We're looking for 3-5 representatives from various campus departments to work with co-chairs Chris Walker and Renuka Prabhakar. Candidates should have some combination of the following qualifications:
. Current, undergrad or grad student in science, engineering, environment, business or policy. . Communication skills, comfortable speaking in public. . Organization and attention to detail. . Enthusiasm for innovation, competition, and/or environmental challenges. . And, at least 1 person who is interested in social media marketing.
Representative responsibilities: . Act as liaison to campus departments (Engineering, College on the Environment, Business School, etc.). Speak with advisors, faculty and student groups to encourage participation in the UW EIC. . Identify new opportunities to communicate with students and recruit top talent to participate in the UW EIC. . Assist in planning events to connect individuals with teams, mentorship, ideas and resources. . Create and execute plan to promote campus attention to UW EIC; Foster the value of UW EIC as a unique, major regional event.
Contact the EIC Co-chairs directly if you are interested. Include a resume and a short statement about why you are interested and why you think you would be a good fit for this committee.
UW EIC 2012/2013 Co-chairs: Chris Walker, - Chris is currently a first-year full-time MBA candidate at the Michael G. Foster School of Business. Prior to business school, he earned a Ph.D. from the U.W. Environmental Engineering department where his research focused on environmental microbiology. Recently, he worked as an environmental consultant for Geosyntec Consultants, assisting clients on water and energy-related environmental issues.
Renuka Prabhakar, - Renuka is currently a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Both her master's and doctoral research is based upon a novel glass recycling technology that she developed during the 2010 EIC. Renuka is also the CEO of EnVitrum, a UW start-up that is focused on commercializing the technology in the green building industry.

Intel Corporatio​n seeking PhD candidates & recent PhD graduates

The Portland Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation has several openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located 10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below.

Interested candidates should email resumes to with “Intel Corporation Hiring” in the subject line.

Travis J. Hebden, Ph.D.
PTD Module Engineer
Intel Corporation

PTD Module & Integration Yield Eng


PTD Module Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research and enabling manufacture of innovative device architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures. Responsibilities include designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for the process. A Module Engineer participates in the development of intellectual property and the development of the equipment necessary to exploit understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers.) The Engineer must work effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues and operate the manufacturing line in order to integrate the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. Module Engineers are also responsible for overseeing in-situ ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate that the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing via 'Copy Exactly!' methodology. Module ownership includes the install and qualification of manufacturing capacity at the development site and audit installation/qualification and supervision of first full loop at the production site. Must hold a PhD.


You must possess a minimum of a Ph.D. degree majoring in Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemistry.

Additional qualifications include:

- Demonstrate experience in keen experimental insight

- Demonstrate experience to devise and focus on key experiments

Job Category


Primary Location

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro

Posting Date
Apr 17, 2012
Apply Before: Apr 17, 2013

 Business Group
As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to final test and optimization, and lastly packaging. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing group are part of a worldwide network of manufacturing and assembly/test facilities.

Fall Internships, Jobs and Scholarships from AfterCollege

Dear Students,

Welcome back to school!

You have been invited to join the Department of Electrical EngineeringCareer Network.  This resource provides exclusive jobs, internships, and scholarships for students of your program. Employers such as Intel, Raytheon, LSI and Aerospace Corporation are posting new opportunities every day on the Career Network.

Join the Department of Electrical EngineeringCareer Network:

The AfterCollege Career Network is completely free for students of your program, so join today to access this excellent career resource.

David Meeks
AfterCollege University Relations

Internship with Cadence Biomedical

Cadence Biomedical is a small medical device startup in Seattle, WA that develops technologies to improve the lives of those with severe walking impairments.  We're currently seeking an engineering intern to complete a short-term project involving the development, prototyping and testing of a sensor-based control system for use with a prosthetic limb.

We're looking for an enthusiastic and motivated intern who can learn quickly and work independently in a fast-paced startup environment. This is a great opportunity for a student with versatile engineering interests to learn and utilize both hardware and software product development skills to aid in the creation of a technology that will benefit amputees.

Desired Qualifications:

- Student with at least 3 yrs coursework completed towards Bachelor's degree (or with a completed degree) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or other related discipline

- Development experience with microcontrollers, DSPs

- Understanding of electrical circuits and basic electronic design

- Strong proficiency in C/C++

- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

- Ability to learn quickly and work effectively with minimal supervision

- Experience and interest in biomedical industry and/or medical devices preferred

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to: