Friday, October 26, 2012

Engineering Networking Night November 7th

Wednesday, 11/7/12 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
PAC Microsoft Atrium

   This event provides students with an opportunity to connect with industry professionals. Through multiple 'speed-dating' rotations, students can discuss and explore engineering careers with professionals from various engineering disciplines. Many of the professionals who participate are UW alumni, so you can obtain great advice on the steps they took to get where they are today. Complimentary dinner will be provided!

Students please register via .

Our alumni will be coming from work so they will likely be business casual, our students are welcome to dress the same though jeans are also OK. It’s really up to them the impression they would like to make.

We are still recruiting alumni but T-Mobile, Philips Heartstream, Microsoft, Boeing, Google, Triumph Aerospace, Brown & Caldwell & Tenacity sports are currently represented among the alumni attending.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scan|Design Fellowships - up to $9000 in funding - Supporting Study in Denmark in 2013/14

We are pleased to announce the 2013-14 Scan|Design Fellowship @ the University of Washington application cycle.  Scholarships in the amounts of $2500  - $9000*  are available to support undergraduate and graduate student participation in one of the UW’s Danish exchange study-abroad programs or summer travel study. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.
To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please refer to our website: , contact us via email at or attend an informational session hosted at the UW Study Abroad Office (IPE) located on the corner of NE Campus Parkway and 15th Ave NE in 459 Schmitz Hall on the University of Washington campus. 
The informational sessions will be held at noon on the following dates:
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, November 2, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, November 16, 2012 (noon)
  • Friday, January 15, 2013 (noon)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HUGO Boss event - Interview Attire and the First Impression

Tuesday, October 30th
5pm, HUB 334
No RSVP required, but space is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Not sure how to dress to impress? Want to make an impact before you've said a word?
A HUGO BOSS expert stylists will lead a conversation on how to master the first impression during interviews, and how to dress for success. Get a leg up on your competition by looking the part!
All attendees will also receive a special offer on a men's HUGO BOSS suit, shirt and tie!
Questions? Contact

Data Mining Position at Air Force Research Lab

The Analytical Systems Branch (RIED) at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Rome, NY is seeking qualified individuals with expertise in data mining and machine learning to support analysis and exploitation of intelligence data. Individuals with a graduate degree, or expecting to receive a graduate degree in the near future, are encouraged to apply. Topics of study may include, but are not limited to, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Statistical Physics with a strong emphasis on algorithm and software development.

AFRL is the Air Force's only organization wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces.  AFRL traces its roots back to the vision of early airpower leaders who understood science as the key to air supremacy. The passionate commitment of our people to realize this vision has helped create the world's best air, space and cyberspace forces. The men and women of AFRL are creating the Air Force of the future - turning science fiction into science fact. Become a member of the Air Force Research Laboratory and help us "Create the future".

Interested applicants should follow the instructions found on the Air Force Fact Sheet at and also submit a copy of their resume to .

Key Requirements:
·         U.S. citizenship required
·         Must obtain/maintain appropriate security clearance required for position
·         A 3-year probationary period is required for permanent positions

To request more information about this position or the AFRL organization please feel free to contact Jeffrey Hudack at .

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Get a JOB at the Science & Engineering Career Fair - Oct. 24th in the HUB!

I want to take this opportunity to remind you that the largest Science & Engineering Career Fair on campus is happening this Wednesday, October 24th from 12-5pm at the new HUB. You can start targeting your future employer by checking out our new mobile and web enabled website, We have over 100 companies coming to recruit UW's talented scientists and engineers. Don't miss out on your chance to connect!

To find out more information check out our students page on our website. 

NASA Opportunities

1. High Altitude Student Platform (HASP); Call for Payloads (CFP)

Please find attached here the Call for Payloads (CFP) for the September 2013 flight of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP).  HASP can support up to 12 student payloads (providing power, telemetry and commanding) during a flight to an altitude of 124,000 feet for up to 20 hours.  The NASA Balloon Program Office and Louisiana Space Consortium anticipate flying HASP at least through 2014.  There is no cost for launch and flight operations.  Student teams will need to raise their own funds to support the development of their payload and, if necessary, for travel to Palestine, TX for HASP integration and Ft. Sumner, NM for flight operations. 
Details about previous HASP flights and the student payloads flown can be found on the “Flight Information” page of the HASP website at    Details on the payload constraints and interface with HASP as well as online access to the CFP materials can be found on the “Participant Info” page of the HASP website at
Applications are due December 14, 2012 and selections will be announced by mid-January 2013.
If you have any questions about the application materials or HASP, feel free to contact us at
We will also be conducting a Q&A Teleconference about HASP and the application process on Friday, November 16, 2011 at 10:00 am (central time).  Groups who have previously flown on HASP as well as new organizations should plan on attending this teleconference.  To participate, dial in to 1-866-717-2684 a few minutes prior to the conference time.  When requested enter the conference ID number 6879021 followed by the # key.
Also please forward this e-mail to any others that you feel might be interested in applying.
Greg Guzik, Assistant Director
Louisiana Space Consortium

2. NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF)

Subject: Release of NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2013 solicitation
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, entitled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2013, on October 10, 2012. The solicitation is available by opening the NASA Research Opportunities home page at, selecting "Solicitations," then selecting "Open Solicitations," and, finally, selecting the solicitation number "NSTRF13."

NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration and economic future. 

This call for graduate student fellowship applications, entitled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) – Fall 2013 (NSTRF13), solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master's (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities. This call is open to students pursuing advanced degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The goal of NSTRF is to provide the Nation with a pipeline of highly skilled researchers and technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders. 

Selected candidates will perform graduate student research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers and/or at nonprofit U.S. Research and Development (R&D) laboratories. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each student will be matched with a technically relevant and community engaged researcher who will serve as the student's professional mentor. Through this experience, students will advance their STEM education, gain relevant research experience, and enhance their understanding of the research process. 

Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to accredited U.S. universities. This solicitation has two phases. Phase A is the application submission by the student. For the student applicant who is selected (Phase A selection), the accredited U.S. university, where the student will be enrolled for the fall 2013 term as a full-time graduate student, must submit a package (as specified in the NSTRF13 solicitation). The university submission constitutes Phase B of the solicitation; complete Phase B package submissions will result in training grant awards. 

The financial and programmatic support for NSTRF comes from the Space Technology Program within NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist. The fellowships are a component of the Space Technology Research Grants Program. Awards are planned to coincide with the start of the 2013 academic year and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds. 

This solicitation covers only new fellowship applications; renewal applications are handled separately. 

All Phase A applications must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES and are due on or before December 4, 2012. Detailed submission instructions for the student applicant are provided under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTRF13 solicitation. Potential student applicants are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information. 

Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer, at 
Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

3. Virginia Space Grant Consortium Opportunity

I am writing to share a new VSGC program -- The Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program -- that is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Governor Bob McDonnell's recent press release is at
CSIIP offers a centralized student application database from which companies doing business in Virginia can select and hire undergraduate interns majoring in STEM fields. The program is a partnership between VSGC and the state's ten regional Technology Councils who are serving as our conduit to high tech companies across the state.  We are also working with all of Virginia's accredited two and four year institutions.   The program's online site is  The program builds on our experience in managing internship programs such as USRP, LARSS and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology's Industry Internship Program.  Through these and other venues, VSGC has previously placed more than 4200 students in paid internship positions.
The program was announced jointly by Secretary of Education Laura Fornash and Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey at the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Titans breakfast on September 27.  More than 600 NVTC members were in attendance.   A video of the announcement can be found at
Students attending Virginia colleges and universities as well as Virginia residents attending out of state accredited colleges are eligible to participate. 
We are very excited about giving students these kinds of real world work experiences with industry and how this program will foster the STEM workforce pipeline.

Interview skills workshop Oct. 25

SPEAK with Power-Get That Job!

Have you ever applied for jobs or a promotion only to be passed over for someone else after the interview?  Are you suspecting that your interview skills are to blame?  Then come to the Husky Toastmasters Open House to learn five key skills necessary to effectively communicate with your audience, especially when your audience is a hiring manager.  

TIME: 12:00 NOON to 1:00 PM
Our guest presenter is Leo Novsky -- an award winning speaker and a gifted speech coach whose dynamic, humorous and inspirational approach is sure to help you speak with power!  He has won numerous speaking competitions, taught lectures, led workshops, and helped many job seekers overcome their fear of speaking and master the art of the interview. 
At the end of the hour, Leo will lead a short panel discussion to answer your questions about interview skills with local experts, so you can be prepared for your next interview and GET THAT JOB!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Society of Women Engineers - Networking Reception 10/24 at 5:30PM!

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to invite you to attend our SWE Networking Reception  taking place on Wednesday, October 24th at the HUB Lyceum room from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM right after the SEBA career fair. This is a great opportunity for students in the field of Engineering to expand their network by meeting with various engineers and recruiters from a wide selection of over 30 companies and gain valuable insight from industry professionals. We provide an encouraging environment for students to really connect with company recruiters plus delicious food catered by Bay Laurel. For those students who are interested please register by filling out the catalyst survey no later than Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:59 PM in order to partake in this amazing event.