Friday, December 14, 2012

2013 AFIT Summer Internship Program

SOCHE's Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for engineering and science students to gain valuable experience working at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) through the Graduate School of Engineering & Management.  AFIT is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and has a long history of graduate research and education.

The SOCHE Summer Internship Program hosts students from higher education institutions throughout the United States and provides students an opportunity to develop scientific and engineering skills and competence through participation in cutting-edge research projects in a graduate educational environment. This experience also provides a "head start" for students that pursue a MS or Ph.D. at AFIT in the future.

Must be a U.S. citizen to apply.

The application deadline is February 8, 2013.

Internship opportunities are available to science and engineering students in the following disciplines or related areas:



Aeronautical Computer Science
Astronautical Materials Science
Electrical & Computer Mathematics
Mechanical Operations Research
Nuclear Physics

*Recent science and engineering graduates beginning graduate studies in fall 2013 are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Advanced Surface Analysis course info

I'm writing to make you aware of two courses we offer that may be of interest to your students:
BIOEN 492 Surface Analysis, taught in the spring by Buddy Ratner
BIOEN 493, Advanced Surface Analysis, taught in the winter by Dave Castner.
Please note that there are graduate versions of both courses (592/593).

(If the scheduling sounds backwards: right! A student who wants to do both should take 492 spring junior year, then 493 winter of senior year. Don't think I haven't tried to change the schedule... :) )

The syllabus for BIOEN 492 is at Students who believe that they have covered that material in other classes should contact Dr. Castner directly to enroll in BIOEN 493 this winter.

New Public Service Opportunities Blog!

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to present the new(ish) Public Service Opportunities Blog!

The Public Service Opportunities Blog provides University of Washington students with a unified place to find VOLUNTEER, INTERNSHIP, AND PUBLIC SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

Find a wide variety of Public Service-focused opportunities and events posted by on- and off-campus organizations all in one place for quick and easy reference. You can sign-up to receive email updates, or just add the blog to your bookmarks and check back whenever you want to find an opportunity to serve.

On this Blog you will find:

  • Volunteer position postings by Non-profit organizations around King County
  • Public Service-focused Internship position postings
  • Public Service-focused Job postings
  • Links to Service-Learning courses offered at the UW
  • Links to service programs offered at the UW
Please take a moment to check it out!

Your friends at the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

*These opportunities do NOT include Service-Learning positions coordinated by the Carlson Center. To find a listing of Winter Quarter Service-Learning courses, please visit the Carlson Center's website:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Student Opportunity: The 2013 International Capstone Design Contest on Renewable Energy Technology

January 23- 24, 2013, Hotel Hyundai Mokpo, Korea

Challenge CORE 2013
The 2013 International Capstone Design Contest on Renewable Energy Technology (CORE 2013) will be held on 23 to 24 January in Mokpo, Korea which is organized by the Leaders in Industry-university Cooperation (LINC), Mokpo National University, Korea. This is the 2nd CORE that began in Mokpo in February, 2012. CORE has inspired undergraduate students with creativity, integrity and team works. Consequently, the objective of CORE is to provide students an opportunity to exchange the state-of the art energy information, strengthen the social networks and display innovative ideas, research results and practical experiences in renewable energy technology field. We would invite students to submit a high quality proposal for reviews and explore beautiful Mokpo in Korea.

CORE 2013 Scope
We solicit proposals with creative notion and feasible applications in the renewable energy technology. Topics within the scope of the CORE include the following areas, but not limited to:
Solar energy
Tidal power
Ocean energy
Wind power

Proposal Submission
Prospective students are invited to submit a two pages length proposal no later than December 21, 2012. Complete the attached proposal form and return it to Ms. Hyangmi Kim, The CORE Organizers will review the contributed proposal and notify students of review results on December 27, 2012. English will be used for all presentations and materials. Poster sample will be provided later. For more inquiries, contact Ms. Hyangmi Kim,

Benefit of Accepted Proposals
The CORE Organizers will support a round trip air ticket and hotel accommodations to a student with the accepted proposal. In case more than one proposal is selected out of the university of the student, we will provide the same supports to its supervisor as well.

Evaluation and Capstone Winner
Students of accepted proposals will bring in prototypes and posters including a brief outline. They will make a presentation of their works in front of referees from academics and industries. The review committee will evaluate their works in creativity and innovation, relevance of renewal energy, utility and feasibility, and communication skills (e.g. presentation and materials preparation). A winner of best capstone design will be awarded a gift and a certificate.

CORE 2013 Secretariat
For foreign students, contact below;                                          For Korean students, contact below;
Ms. Hyangmi Kim                                                                               Ms. Eunju Park
Phone: +82 2 717-3280                                                     Phone: +82 61 450 6408
Email:                                   Email:

For more information, please contact Kyoungho Choi,, a Visiting Professor at UWEE.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Scholarship: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washington Opportunity Scholarship increased its funding available for College juniors and seniors in high-demand fields such as engineering.  Freshmen and sophomores are also eligible to apply for this award.  The application opens January 7:
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington State residents earn first bachelor’s degrees.  Over 700 scholarships will be awarded to new students who will be college freshmen, sophomores or juniors in the 2013-14 academic year.  These students will receive $1,000 renewable scholarship each year to help in their pursuit of four-year degrees in the following eligible high demand programs of study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or Health Care. 
When students have completed enough credits to reach junior class standing (at least 90) and have submitted verification that they have been admitted into an approved high demand major as determined for 2013-14, their scholarship will be increased to $5000.
The application for the 2013-2014 academic year will be available on January 7, 2013. Complete application eligibility and timeline will be posted as soon as it is known.  However, the minimum eligibility criteria to apply as stated in the legislation governing this program are:  
  • Student must receive (or have received) a high school diploma or GED from a Washington high school or institution
  • Student must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)
  • Student must show intent of completing a bachelor’s degree from an eligible Washington State college or university
  • Student may first enroll at a community or technical college before later transferring to a four-year college or university
  • Student must enroll each year in an eligible high employer demand program of study. Eligible programs of study are approved each year by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Board of Directors.
  • Student must submit each year the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the application deadline
  • Student’s family income must be less than or equal to 125% of Washington state median family income (e.g. for the 2012-13 application, the family income for a student with a family size of 4 had to be $102,200 or less to apply. – a new  chart with income and family sizes will be available when the 2013-14 program is available)

Electrical Engineering Career Fair and HKN Poker Night

Our first annual Electrical Engineering Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, from 3-5PM in HUB 145. Companies attending include:

PHYTEC America
U.S. Navy

Following at 6 PM in the UW Club Main Dining Room will be the 5th Annual HKN Poker Night. This is a fun, interactive event which providesstudents a chance to chat with industry representatives about your goals and interests in a lively, social atmosphere. Prior to the beginning of the event, food and beverages are provided, giving company representatives a chance to interact with both students and EE faculty, who serve as our Poker “dealers.” Once the event starts, each person will receive the same amount of chips, and is seated at a table with a mix of students and employers. Every 15-30 minutes, we will ask the student players to rotate to another table, allowing everyone a chance to speak with a variety of companies from different specialties.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dream Project Writing Credit

Calling all STEM majors!
•         Are you looking for a writing credit class?
•         Are you looking to stand out on your resume for graduate school?
•         Are you looking to make an impact on someone’s life?
•         If you answer YES to any of the questions, then you should join the Dream Project.
The Dream Project is a UW course and a social outreach program where UW undergrads mentor first-generation and low-income students in King County high schools as they navigate the complex college admissions process.
Overview of class:
•                  2 credit lecture (EDUC 360)
•                  Writing Credit (optional)
•                  Weekly high school visit at one of 17 schools
•                  Visit times are spread out through the week
•                  Transportation time is included & transportation to the high school is provided
•                  Attend additional events throughout the quarter
Write two 1-page reflection papers
Take a look at our brochure and flyer for more information on the high school visit times.
It is not too late to sign up!