Friday, January 18, 2013

HKN Poker Night

Internship Opportunity with Northwest Aerospace Technologies

Job Summary:
This position is for a 10/20 week Software Engineering intern/COOP to develop PC software using the Visual Studio or VB on Excel for Northwest Aerospace Technologies to perform the following tasks:
·         Develop software applications to automate wire kit and wire harness design for the electrical engineering department.
·         Automating the Technical Publications generation by interacting between Autocad, MS Excel, MS Publisher and MS Word.
·         Create dashboard applications in excel to integrate data from various tabs and files to display information clearly and graphically for management.

Job Responsibilities
·         Report to the Engineering Manager of the Electrical Department.
·         Development of software applications on Windows based platforms
·         Create software design specifications based on Engineer and Management feedback
·         Brief others on budget, deliverables, status and progress
·         Create software use-case diagrams and flow charts for software planning
·         Develop software to meet the specifications and requirements provided.
·         Coordinate with engineers to ensure all requirements are met
·         Perform verification testing of final software applications to ensure reliability.
·         Propose concepts for improvements to existing applications.
·         Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related experience. 
·         Visual Studio experience is a plus.
·         Excel programming experience a plus.
·         C, C++, C# or VB experience a must
·         Excellent written and verbal skills.
·         Knowledge of database creation and generation to plan database implementation.
·         Knowledge of application interoperability such as accessing excel and word is preferred.  
·         Strong analytical capability and math skills
·         Consistently and correctly applies company-prescribed processes and general "best practices" for design and development
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Proficiency with MS Office and Visual Studio 2008/2010

Contact Daniel Wong <>.

$10,000 STEM Scholarship Opportunity

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a competitive $10,000 scholarship for University of Washington students who are in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines. Awardees will receive funding for their 2013-2014 academic year.

All motivated STEM students, who have demonstrated success in both their course work and research projects, are encouraged to apply. Space Grant must receive all materials by 5pm on March 1, 2013. Furthermore, Space Grant will notify applicants of their application status by March 5, 2013.

Student Eligibility and Application process:
-Must be a United States citizen

-Application must include a letter of reference and cover sheet completed by at least one faculty member who has worked closely with you

-Must hold either junior or senior status at the beginning of the
2013-2014 academic year

Nomination documents and details may be downloaded from:

All application materials must be sent to the Space Grant main office at:
WA NASA Space Grant
Attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Johnson 141
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

As general advice, be proactive by downloading the application materials and set-up a meeting with a faculty member to discuss your application. Ensure that your application is complete by ensuring that all documents are included and double check for typos, grammar and such.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium; application deadline Feb. 25th

16th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be on Friday, May 17, 2013, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Mary Gates Hall.

To present their work at this event, students must submit an application by Monday, February 25th, 2013.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations.  Last year, over 920 students participated in this exciting event.

 For further details, including a list of information sessions about the Symposium and abstract writing workshops to assist students with their applications, visit

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

About the Program
Iowa State University offers an intensive 10-week on-campus research program in Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy (WESEP) for undergraduate students. Ten fellowships are sponsored each year by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students will work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams with faculty and graduate students to receive training and get hands-on research experience in areas that address critical, long-term national needs in wind energy-related areas.
The program pays for on-campus housing and a meal plan for students accepted into this program. Students also will receive up to $600 of travel expenses to and from Ames and a $5,000 stipend. Outside of the research experience, social events with other REU students at Iowa State also will be available.
Program Timeline
Program Dates: May 28 – August 3, 2013
• Application Deadline: Applications must be received by March 8 to guarantee consideration.
• Notifications of acceptance begins: April 1, 2013
Program Highlights
One-on-one mentoring: Each student is assigned a faculty mentor for weekly meetings and a member of the research team who will serve as a daily contact person.
Immersive research experience: Each student will participate in an individual research project within the faculty-led team. Research projects will focus on one of four areas: wind energy resource characterization and aerodynamic loads; wind energy conversion systems and grid operations; manufacturing, construction, and supply chain; or reliability and turbine health monitoring.
Core training: Students will attend short-course on wind energy science, engineering, and policy topics led by faculty and senior researchers, as well as participate in workshops with faculty, to provide a broad knowledge base in wind energy science, engineering, and policy.
Field trips: Students will go on several field trips to operating wind farms, turbine and blade manufacturing, and other wind energy-related companies in Iowa.
Industry networking: Each week students will attend “Brown Bag Lunch and Learn” sessions where industry experts from national laboratories, wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers and operators, wind turbine construction companies, maintenance providers, weather prediction consultants, electric utilities, independent service operators, and advocacy organizations will make presentations and engage in discussions about wind energy topics with students.
Publish research results: Each participant will produce three high-quality resume items:  a research poster, a publish-quality research paper, and a presentation at the REU Symposium ( as products of this experience.
Access to state-of-the-art laboratories:students will have access to simulation tools to design and optimize inspection methods for wind turbine blades and gearbox components, as well as regional weather forecast models and data sources. Students also will have access to Iowa State’s state-of-the-art research laboratories, including the:
·         Wind Engineering and Experimental Aerodynamics Lab
·         Alternate Energy Grid Infrastructure Systems Lab
·         Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab
·         Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory
·         Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
·         Polymer Composite Laboratory
·         structural testing laboratory
·         Aerodynamic/Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind and Gust Tunnel
·         Climate Science Program’s computing clusters for short-term forecasting and climate analysis
·         Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Facilities
Learn more about:
·         REU research areas
·         Life at Iowa State
All applicants must:
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
• Be an undergraduate student in good standing
• Have completed 4 college-level courses in physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics
• Agree to participate in the full 10-week period of the program
Contact Us
For questions about the program or application procedure, e-mail

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge-Panel of Past Participants "Preparing for the EIC!"

Panel of Past EIC Participants – What you need to know to be winners.
Wednesday January 23, 5:30-7pm, Dempsey Hall 211 (Herbold Innovation Lab)
Learn what it takes to win the EIC. Past participants will share thoughts on identifying market opportunity, putting together a winning team, and things they wish they’d done differently. Pizza will be provided.
Coming up
EIC Intent to Submit
Deadline: Sunday February 3
Preliminary team information is due on February 3. Intent to Submit form will be available on soon.
See the calendar of all EIC deliverables.

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
April 4, 2013
If you've got a passion for cleantech and the desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates market opportunity and the potential for impact. Prize money is available! $10,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, three $2,500 Best Idea Prizes. Learn more.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Looking for Coop and Internships?

For more EE job postings, please visit: and click on the BIG GREEN button!

Position with Micro Encoder

Open Position: Research and Development Scientist
Date Open: 01/07/2013    
Requisition No. 2013-01
Location Kirkland, WA
Status Exempt/Salaried; Full-time
Reports To Optical & Electromagnetic Group Manager
Travel Occasional, including international
Education Advanced degree in physics or engineering preferred
• Fundamental understanding of electromagnetics and optics
• Laboratory experience with precision displacement sensors, positioning platforms, data acquisition hardware and software
• Ability to design, construct and conduct laboratory experiments to assess the feasibility of new dimensional measurement products or features
• An understanding of the concepts of signal-to-noise, accuracy, bandwidth, resolution, sensitivity, etc.
• Analytical experience, including first-principles understanding of measurement systems and devices, computer modeling of measurement systems and devices, numerical methods, test data analysis
• Excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be able to interact productively with coworkers and within a close-knit team to achieve tangible and practical work results
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Finite element modeling experience in electromagnetics
• Industrial experience in areas related to, or that make use of, dimensional metrology products
• A working knowledge of linear and rotary encoders; components and operational principles
• A solid understanding of capacitive, inductive and magnetic position sensors; theory of operation and practical application
• Knowledge of Japanese language and business practices
Duties & Responsibilities This is a mid-experience level development scientist position.  The person who fills this position will be part of an R&D team engaged in product-level innovation.  They will develop patentable, commercially viable technology for new products in the area of dimensional metrology and related industries.
• Consistent attendance and performance
• Constructive interaction with co-workers
Additional Information MEI offers a progressive, challenging, casual team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package, including matching 401k.
Please submit your resume and cover letter. Refer to requisition #2013-01 in the subject line. Send both by e-mail to or by mail to 11533 NE 118th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034 or by fax to (425)-821-3228.
Please visit for additional information. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Interested applicants may send resume to:
Micro Encoder Inc., Attention: Human Resources
11533 NE 118th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034-7112
Fax: (425) 821-3228 | E-mail: Please refer to Requisition # 2013-01

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Diversity Career Fair January 24th

NYU Fellowship Info Session for gap year post-bachelor's or post-master's in STEM fields

International Fellowship Opportunity: The New York University Global Academic Fellowship
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
5:30-7:30pm, The Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

The New York University Global Academic Fellowship is a unique, prestigious Fellowship that provides the opportunity for high-performing recent college graduates or Master's candidates to spend 10 months providing academic support at one of our two portal campuses, NYU Abu Dhabi or NYU Shanghai. In addition to supporting students and faculty, Fellows contribute to Campus Life initiatives, Admissions events and individual scholarship. A $25,000 stipend, room and board, round-trip transportation and benefits included.

We seek talented Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics majors with an interest in teaching, working collaboratively with faculty and peers, and helping grow a new, unprecedented global university in Abu Dhabi or Shanghai.

Fellows are commonly taking a year between undergrad and grad school or med school to take part in this opportunity, although we also have Fellows who have already completed their Master's degree.

Fellows in the sciences typically support "Foundations of Science", a first and second year inter-disciplinary course designed to prepare our international student body for further study in the sciences and engineering. Fellows in math typically support first and second year math courses.

Log-in to your HuskyJobs account at:

Under the Shortcuts section on the main page, click on “Events – Employer Info Sessions”
1.            Find the employer who's event you want to attend
2.            Click on the underlined Information Session date
3.            Read the event information
4.            Scroll down the page and click on the RSVP button to let them know that you plan to attend


Monday, January 14, 2013

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge-Panel of Past Participants "Preparing for the EIC!"

Wednesday January 23, 5:30-7pm
Dempsey Hall 211 (Herbold Innovation Lab)
Learn what it takes to win the EIC. Past participants will share thoughts on identifying market opportunity, putting together a winning team, and things they wish they’d done differently. Pizza will be provided.
EIC Intent to Submit
Deadline: Sunday February 3
Preliminary team information is due on February 3. Intent to Submit form will be available on soon.
See the calendar of all EIC deliverables.

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
April 4, 2013
If you've got a passion for cleantech and the desire to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates market opportunity and the potential for impact. Prize money is available! $10,000 Grand Prize, $5,000 Second Prize, three $2,500 Best Idea Prizes. Learn more.

EE Info Session: Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) - Earn money to finish your degree

Presented by LTs. Kristine Hime and Brendan Tower, US Navy
Date: Tuesday, January 22nd
Session Times: 10:30am, 3:30pm
Location: EEB 403
Job Description:
Undergraduates in engineering and select science fields can earn money to finish their degree, with guaranteed follow-on employment after college.
Following graduation, you will attend Officer Candidate School to receive training on military discipline and Navy history, after which you will be commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy. As an officer in the Nuclear Propulsion program, you are a project manager overseeing the upkeep and repairs of a multi-billion dollar nuclear-powered engineroom. This involves technical training in reactor theory, mechanical systems, chemistry, and electrical instrumentation and control systems, amongst other topics. You will gain invaluable leadership and techincal experience, which will make you extremely competitive for hiring in the civilian sector afterwards.
As an undergraduate, earn up to $4000/month plus a $15000 signing bonus to complete your education!
Pay raise to $2828 base salary plus housing allowance (up to $5000/month total) after completing OCS
Full medical and dental benefits
401k investment opportunities
Leadership & management experience in a technical field
Graduate education opportunities
If you are unable to attend the information session and would like more information, Lts. Hime and Tower will be at the EE Career Fair on January 23rd from 3-5pm, HUB 145, or contact LT Kristine Hime at

UW Amgen Scholars Summer Program Application & Info. Sessions


Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation's top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. 

The application & information for the 2013 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is available at: APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013. 

To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming Amgen Scholars Program Information Session here:

Monday, January 14 - 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
Thursday, January 17 - 1:30-2:30pm, MGH 171

Sustainable Greenhouse Competition


A  unique  opportunity is here to Design For The Sustainable Future:

Urban agriculture suffers from wet and short growing seasons.

To promote food supply sustainability, 
the competition inspires new designs and ideas for greenhouses of the future.
Students of, and professionals in, the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and food growing industry
compete for cash prizes.

Winners will be announced at the Living Future Conference in SeattleMay 15 – 17th, 2013.

As solo designers, or in teams, submit your original design by March 31, 2013. For more information, and rules, contact:

Mary Gates Scholarships - info sessions this week!

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.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop

Freshman Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.   
    Jan. 15, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    Jan. 23, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171

Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
    Jan. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
    Jan. 22, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at, though drop-ins are also welcome.
CV Writing Workshops:
    Jan. 18, 2013, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
    Jan. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae ("CV" or "vitae") is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement.
Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV!
Personal Statement Writing Workshops:
    Jan. 17, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
    Jan. 30, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging.
Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions at
Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops:
    Jan. 25, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
    Jan. 29, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.
Please RSVP to attend at though drop-ins are also welcome.