Friday, January 11, 2013

Tillman Military Scholars Program

Applications due Feb. 15! UW information sessions Jan. 16, 17, 22!

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships; building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. This is accomplished with the Tillman Military Scholars (TMS) program which purpose is to identify high-impact active or veteran servicemembers and their spouses and invest in their higher education, covering the needs left unpaid for by the GI Bill and other government support. The scholarship funds awarded are just a portion of the TMS experience which also focuses on guiding an engaged community and providing essential resources that empower Scholars to serve and lead in their local communities and ease the transition from military to civilian life.

In 2013, the Pat Tillman Foundation will provide over $1 million in funding to the 60 members of the 5th class of Tillman Military Scholars. The Tillman Military Scholars application will open on Monday, January 14. The deadline for applications is 11:59:59 PM PST on Friday, February 15.

UW information sessions:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Veteran and active duty military servicemembers
    • Of both pre- and post-9/11 service
    • From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
  • Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers
    • Including surviving spouses
  • Servicemember or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution
Please see for complete details and online application.

UW is a TMS University Partner. Information for UW applicants is at Several UW advisers are available to assist students in applying for the Tillman Scholarship:

2013 NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) REU application

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) application. It is online and available at
Since 2004, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has offered summer projects to students interested in working on NASA missions or space-related research opportunities at APL. Students participating in the NASA/APL Internship Program will work at APL, and will make critical contributions to current and future missions or grants during their assignments in the Space Department. The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a not-for-profit center for engineering, research and development. APL is a division of one of the world's premier research universities, Johns Hopkins. The 399-acre campus, 20 miles north of Washington, DC, is home to 4,100 men and women who work on more than 400 programs that protect our homeland and advance the nation's vision in research and space science. or

2013 NASA Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The 2013 Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium - SURP application is now open for application, details may be found at the following link:
SURP is a paid 9 week STEM summer research experience for University of Washington and Space Grant Consortium eligible undergraduates. The full-time internship pay is $4,000 and part-time positions are paid at the $2,000 level. Space Grant co-funds internships with hiring labs and aims to match SURP selected students with a lab working on projects that are closely related to the students' interests. Space Grant also provides co-funding for SURP selected students who have prearranged to work in a STEM lab during the summer.
If you have any questions, please contact

EE CarEEr Fair & HKN Poker Night

CarEEr Fair
Wednesday, 1/23/13, 3-5PM
The HUB 145
Calling all EE undergraduates and graduate students! Join us for our first annual Electrical Engineering Career Fair, taking place on Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, from 3-5PM. Due to the intentionally small size of our event, students will have an opportunity to network with a select group of companies and learn about upcoming job and internship opportunities.
HKN Poker Night
Wednesday, 1/23/13, 6-11PM
UW Club

Following the Career Fair, HKN is hosting their annual Poker Night which will take place directly after the Career Fair and is an opportunity to socialize with other students, faculty and employersin a lively, non-traditional atmosphere. This informal setting serves as a place where students can feel comfortable asking potential employers more in-depth questions about the company’s interests and operations, and vice versa. In past years, Poker Night has resulted in many students receiving either a job offer following the completion of their degree, or obtaining an internship in a field of their interest. Throughout the night, door prizes will be raffled to students, which are generously donated by the companies in attendance.

For more information:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Summer Research Experience at USC

I represent the Viterbi School of Engineering's graduate program and would like to introduce you and your students to the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the University of Southern California.
Students completing their Junior year have an opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. They will make new friends, gain valuable research experience, and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles!

To learn more about this opportunity including program dates, research areas, information sessions, and other details, I encourage your students to visit our SURE webpage.

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who will begin their senior year in fall 2013 and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.

T position with Michaelo - a local espresso machine service company

Michaelo, a local company that services some of the espresso machines on the UW campus, are looking to fill a part time E-commerce or E marketing position that would be perfect for a student with an EE or ME background.
If you are interested, please contact: Greg Myers l Service Manager for Michaelo Espresso, Inc.
PHONE 206.695.4995 FAX 206.695.4951
800.54.LATTE (US/Canada)

Supporting UW Student Veterans

The transition from active deployment to civilian life is one that many soldiers look forward to, but one that often proves to be more challenging than expected. Soldiers may feel that they are returning to an unfamiliar environment or that exposure to the sights and sounds of war have left them a changed person. Even soldiers who have not been exposed to such traumatic events have typically experienced the cumulative stresses of living in harsh environments, separation from loved ones and deferring other life ambitions.  As more and more student veterans join the UW, how can we best support them in and out of the classroom?  Join us as we work towards answering this question and other related questions.

On behalf of the Career Center, Husky United Military Veterans (HUMV), and the Veteran’s Center, please mark your calendars and join us for a Student Veteran Panel. At this event, you will hear from student veterans, Tim Wold, Director of the UW Veteran’s Center, and guest speaker, Robert Stacey, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who will provide his thoughts on how we might best support our student veterans.

This event is a golden opportunity to hear directly from student veterans, receive information on valuable campus resources, and establish relationships within the student veteran community at UW.

Below are the details:

UW Student Veterans Panel – for UW Staff & Faculty

Sponsored by: Career Center, Veterans Center, VetCorps, Husky United Military Veterans (HUMV), and Robert Stacey, Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

HUB 250 (map)

Registration is not required.  Please help us get the word by sharing this presentation with your colleagues.

Thank you for your time in reading this email; we look forward to seeing you at the panel.

For additional information or questions please contact:

Susan Terry, Director
(206) 616-8140
The Career Center
University of Washington
main: (206) 543-0535 fax: (206) 616-4863
134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seattle, WA 98195

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Upcoming Graduate Program Info Sessions: Computational Finance & Risk Management

The Computational Finance and Risk Management program of the Department of Applied Mathematics will be hosting two Information Sessions at the Career Center for UW undergraduate students next week:

Wednesday, January 16th
Career Center, MGH-134

Thursday, January 17th
Career Center, MGH-134

Interested undergrads can register by logging in to Husky Jobs here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

UW SWE Scholarship Opportunity

It is with great pleasure that the Society of Women Engineers invites you to apply for a scholarship awarded by the Society of Women Engineers.

For those of you who don’t know, the Society of Women Engineers motivates both women and men to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession, and demonstrates the value of diversity.

You will have to provide your personal data and write a short essay of your engineering goals. The application can be found here, and will be available until Wednesday, January 23rd, 2012 at 24:00 PST.

Feel free to browse the survey and view all the questions before submitting your final application. We look forward to reviewing your applications. As always, don’t hesitate to email us with any questions, comments, or concerns.  

Study Abroad in 2013/14-University Exchange application deadline is January 15, 2013

STUDY ABROAD IN 2013/14- University Exchange application deadline is January 15, 2013.

Thinking about studying abroad in 2013/14 for UW credit? Would you like to enroll for a semester or an academic year in a top-rated university in another country? If your answer to these questions is “yes” then please apply to one of more than 70 university student exchanges available through UW Study Abroad.  The application deadline for 2013/14 exchanges is next Tuesday, January 15, 2013 so don’t delay!   

For information about university exchange options and application links go to:     

For questions about our online application process go to:

If you would like to speak to a Study Abroad Adviser about UW exchanges, please visit UW Study Abroad Office in 459 Schmitz Hall. Walk-in advising is available Monday-Friday, from 10am-4pm. No appointment is necessary.  You can also email us at .                             

FIG/TrIG Leader Application now available

Become a FIG/TrIG Leader!
To download an application and for more information refer to our website:
The Freshman Interest Group (FIG) and Transfer Interest Group (TrIG) program is looking for outstanding UW undergraduates to serve as FIG/TrIG Leaders for autumn 2013.
The program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.  Having been in a FIG/TrIG as a freshman is not required.
As a FIG/TrIG Leader, students will develop a deeper connection to the University while developing helpful skills in public speaking, discussion facilitation, lesson plan development, and principles of instructional leadership.  All of these skills will be utilized while instructing a class of 20-25 freshmen enrolled in General Studies 199.
Training will take place during spring quarter 2013.  Special arrangements for summer training can be made for students studying abroad during spring quarter.  FIG/TrIG Leaders are eligible to receive up to 6 credits for their commitments to the program, which includes both training for and teaching the General Studies 199 course in autumn quarter.
Applications are available at First Year Programs, 120 Mary Gates Hall, or online at
The application deadline is Monday, February 4th by 5:00pm.
For more information please attend one of our information sessions listed below, refer to our website: or email
Application Workshops:
Thurs, Jan 17th – 3:30-4:20 pm (McMahon Hall Pompeii Room)
Thurs, Jan 24th – 3:30-4:20 pm (Mary Gates Hall Room 120)
Mon, Jan 28th – 12:30-1:20 pm (Mary Gates Hall Room 120)
Tues, Jan 29th – 4:30-5:20 pm (Mary Gates Hall Room 120)
Wed, Jan. 30th – 4:00-5:00 pm (Alder Hall Room 106)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gen Studies 391 D: Research Exposed! - space available

There is still space available in our one-credit hour course, Research Exposed!  Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers students an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.
Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Class meets every Wednesday from 12:30-1:20pm.

The UW Time Schedule listing can be found here:

A syllabus and more information about the course can be found here:

Washington Opportunity Scholarship -- Apply now!

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS).

The scholarship helps low- and middle-income Washington State residents earn first bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health care. The application period is Jan. 7, 2013, through Feb. 18, 2013.  They will start notifying people about decisions on May 1, 2013.

They are looking for students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields (students of color, first generation students, females, and low-income students) so all of you are in their target audience. The WSOS Board has increased the annual amount juniors and seniors will receive from $1,000 to $5,000.


If you got one last year, here is the renewal page:

Mary Gates Scholarships - now accepting applications

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research projects.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so begin the application process and attend an information session and application workshop.

Monday, 1/14, 3:30pm, MGH 171
Tuesday, 1/15, 11:30am, MGH 171
Wednesday, 1/16, 10:30am, MGH 171

Monday, 1/14, 4:30pm, MGH 171
Tuesday, 1/15, 12:30pm, MGH 171
Wednesday, 1/16, 11:30am, MGH 171

Leadership Application Workshop – Tuesday, 1/22, 4:00-5:30pm, MGH 206
Research Application Workshop – Tuesday, 1/29, 4:00-5:30pm, MGH 206

Leadership Applications DUE – Monday, 1/28, 5:00pm
Research Applications DUE – Monday, 2/4, 5:00pm

This is the final round of applications that will be accepted in 2012-13 – applications will not be accepted again until next Autumn, so apply now!

More information can be found on the MGE website.  Email with any questions.