Thursday, January 24, 2013

Career Symposium for Grad Students & Postdoc - A panel with employers and reception with alumni

The Career Center, Graduate School, & Alumni Association are pleased to present the ninth annual Career Symposium for Grad Students & Postdocs on January 30th - next week! Details about the two events comprising the Symposium and about an event to help you prepare for the Symposium are below. Hope to see you next week!

Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers

Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the myriad employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind.

You're invited to come listen to employer representatives discuss tips for landing interesting positions in all different kinds of organizations. Panelists will represent: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Government Accountability Office, IDRI, RealNetworks, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

The event is free and no registration is required.

Learn more at -

Wed, 1/30
Kane 210

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Theta Chi Fraternity Merit Scholarship

2013 UW Theta Chi Helping Hand Scholarship
Deadline: February 22nd 2013

The Helping Hand Scholarship is awarded by the Alpha Rho Alumni Association of Theta Chi Fraternity, Inc. to select outstanding male students at the University of Washington. The scholarship’s purpose is to lend a Helping Hand in the form of a scholarship to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding personal, philanthropic and academic achievement; and to promote such achievement in the future.

Who can Apply: We accept applications from all male undergraduates at the University of Washington.

Award: A $500 Scholarship will awarded to 2 recipients.

For additional information, please contact:
            Attn: Matthew Gillis, Theta Chi Fraternity

Interview skills workshop - Speak with Power - Five secrets to getting the job or promotion of your dreams!

SPEAK with Power - Five secrets to getting the job or promotion of your dreams!
Have you ever applied for jobs or a promotion only to be passed over for someone else after the interview?  Do you suspect that your interview skills are to blame?  Then come to Purple Toast Toastmasters Open House to learn five key skills necessary to effectively communicate with your audience, especially when your audience is a hiring manager.  
Our guest speaker 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 answer your questions about interview skills and you will have a chance to practice what you’ve learned.  Be prepared for your next interview and GET THAT JOB!
4401 2nd Ave NE
Just south of Dick’s Drive-In on 45th NE in Wallingford
Free parking
DATE: Wednesday January 30
TIME:   6:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Questions?  Contact Brooke C. Davis, President, Purple Toast Toastmasters

Educational Scholarships for LGBTQA Students through the GSBA Scholarship Fund

Microsoft Scholarship available for high achieving STEM students with interest in a career at Microsoft

Bright Horizons Scholarship provides a full-year tuition to a student attending the University of Washington

GSBA Scholars:
•demonstrate strong academic abilities
exhibit leadership potential
actively participate in school and community organizations
are Washington State residents

Apply online at
Applications due January 31 at 5:00 PM

Positions with Nexius

Nexius is the leader in delivering end-to-end wireless consulting services and software solutions to industries worldwide. The company’s over 500 dedicated professionals serve as subject matter experts, providing Technology Strategy, Network Services, and Software Solutions to many of today’s leading organizations. Nexius closely collaborates with their customers to deliver the strategic insight, proven experience, and practical knowledge necessary to transform their business through wireless.

Nexius has current opportunities for full-time, entry level professionals to join our team as part of our Associate Consultant Employee (ACE) Program.  The ACE program is geared toward recent college graduates, either undergrad or graduate with 0-2 years of experience, who are looking for a career in in the Wireless industry. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to several wireless vendors and operators while working on cutting edge technology.  We are here to support them from the start by understanding their career goals and providing the necessary training to be successful.  Our ACE’s are also assigned a senior mentor with deep industry expertise to guide them along the way.  While the ACE program can open many doors, our goal is that the ACEs of today will be the Nexius leaders of tomorrow!

• 0-2 years Engineering work experience (e.g., summer intern program), consulting experience is a plus
• Good understanding of a wireless telecommunications network
• Ability to focus on the critical issues while maintaining a view of the end to end picture.
• Ability to juggle multiple and sometime conflicting requirements.
• Strong teamwork skills
• Keen writing, presentation and problem solving skills
• Ability to set priorities and work to tight deadlines
• BS OR MS in EE or Computer Science

We are currently looking for candidates in several locations with interests in the following areas:
·         RF Engineering
·         Software/Systems Engineering
·         Business Analyst.

Thank you,

Nicole Fraley
Technical Recruiter

469-795-9233 o

Introduction to Microprocessors and the C Language Spring 2013

12939 EE 299 A MWF 1230-120 EEB 045
12940 EE 299 AA M 130-320 EEB 137 (lab)
12941 EE 299 AB Th 930-1120 EEB 137 (lab)

Today, microprocessors routinely touch almost every aspect of our daily lives. We find them in such familiar places as portable music players, cell phones, tablets, and GPS systems. If we look a little deeper, we see that they’re also in modern automobile electronic systems, medical devices, robotics, toys, and games. Some of these applications can be quite simple; others may be incredibly complex.  Where they go and what they will be tomorrow can only be found in our imagination.  

To work with such devices, today’s engineer needs to learn and to use a variety of tools and principles from all of the different fields of engineering.  Such knowledge helps us to understand and to address the challenges and complexities of these systems as we work to design and build better and better products for the future.

This hands-on class takes a first step by introducing some of the basic concepts of electricity, microprocessors, and programming using the C language.  Through in-class exercises, homework, and a series of practical lab projects, we will develop and practice good design methodologies. Then, working as part of a team, we learn to apply these skills as we design, debug, and test applications for the Arduino, one of today’s microprocessors.

The class, with no prerequisites other than curiosity, will meet for 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab each week.  It is geared towards freshman, sophomores and juniors who have not yet started their EE concentration coursework and is open to students who have completed CSE 142 and CSE 143.

Animator request from UW Environmental Innovation Challenge team

Hi. My name is Alan Luo, a UW Physics graduate student working with Pure Blue Technologies. We are a student team developing an innovative water disinfection equipment with photodisinfection technology and huge market potentials. We're competing in UW's Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) in early April, a competition that helps students create new, innovative green technology ("cleantech") start-ups.

We are seeking a talented, creative ANIMATOR to help us create a 3D animation to visually illustrate the core concept our technology, which is to show water mixed with a dye, illuminated by LED lights, and get disinfected. The animator should be able do the following tasks:

(1) Import 3D model from SolidWorks
(2) Animate water flowing through a curved pipe
(3) Animate dye mixing within the water (optional)
(4) Other basic animation techniques (changing viewpoint, lighting, pause, highlight parts, adding text description, combine with audio, etc)
We also welcome other effective ways of illustrating our technology

This is an opportunity for students to add real, hands-on working experience to their resumes, substantially contribute to the development of a student startup, and have lots of fun with us along the way. The interested students can contact me via my information listed below. We value and appreciate your time and assistance!

Many Thanks,

Alan Luo
PhD Candidate, Physics
Technology Entrepreneurship Program, Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Dependable Strengths workshop for alumni and others - Feb. 8 & 11

The Career Center at the University of Washington presents:

Dependable Strengths Workshop for
UW Alumni (& Others) – Ramp Up Your Job Search & Networking Skills

February 8 & 11, 2013

Are you struggling with finding a job?  Frustrated with securing that job, but don’t know what to do next? Not sure what you’re really good at? You’re not alone, and help is on the way! In this 2-day workshop, you will gain confidence in your skills, learn important new networking methods and develop a strategy for finding a career that really “fits”. Using the “Dependable Strengths” articulation process of identifying strengths and talents, participants report greater  employability, self-esteem, productivity and career and life satisfaction. 

Past participants of the Dependable Strengths Workshop report:
·      “I explored my strengths and talents from a different point of view – stepped out of myself and evaluated my strengths in a very honest way to help me find my life work…”
·      “It completely shifted my focus from ‘how can I fit into that job’ to ‘how I can highlight my strengths and abilities which will lead to getting the right job for me’.”
·      “It helped me define and clarify my strengths, increased my self-esteem, and established a network.”
·      “This workshop really helps you take a fresh look at what you can do by learning to see and focus on your dependable strengths.”
Registration Information

The Dependable Strengths Workshop, sponsored by The Career Center, consists of two workshop days of collaborative sessions which include interactive exercises, interviewing, self-assessment and more. Registration is $160 for UW Alumni Association members, $200 for non-UWAA alumni, and $250 for community members. 
         Registration can also be completed in person or by mail. Please contact our
         office for more details at:

         The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195
         Phone: 206-543-0535

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NASA Opportunities

1. NASA Academy – application deadline extended to January 28, 2013

The NASA Ames Academy Application deadline is extended to 1.28.13. You may apply online at
If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to browse our website at, or contact me via

2. NASA LARSS Program webcast on Jan. 23-24, 2013
My name is Debbie Murray and I am the Program Coordinator for the NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program.  The NASA LARSS Program is managed in partnership with NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace and the VirginiaSpace Grant Consortium.
We will be hosting a NASA LARSS Program webcast on Jan. 23-24 – 3 pm, per the details below.  We would like to invite students and faculty from your school to participate.  Following the details below, you will find a program description and the website to apply for consideration. Please share our information with your faculty and students.  The application is now up for our 2013 summer session with a deadline of Feb. 1, 2013.  Also attached is our recruitment flyer, which provides many of the program specifics that you may forward in your message. 
January 23rd and 24th, 2013   -- Tune in Either Day     
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Tune into the DLiNfo Channel to learn how to start your NASA internship. Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) program offers internships for US students attending a US college or university. The opportunities to research alongside some of NASA's finest engineers and scientists is geared for students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) degrees, but other degrees are welcomed. If this defines you, use the link to join the webcast.
For more information contact the LARSS Program Coordinator, Debbie Murray,
Program Description:
 The LARSS Program is one of NASA’s most prestigious and successful student research programs, having recently ranked among the top ten best internships in the nation. Designed to bridge the gap between academic concepts and real-world experience, LARSS creates opportunities for students to come to NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia to conduct robust research and work on exciting projects while working side-by-side with NASA’s finest scientists and engineers. 
LARSS is a year-round (3 sessions) paid, research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students that provides real research experiences in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as in business, communication, marketing, and other areas that support NASA’s mission. Most majors accepted! The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually.
The website is  As indicated, the program is mostly STEM based with opportunities for special project areas in non-STEM disciplines as well.
We invite all eligible students to apply and encourage female students, under-represented minorities, college students with disabilities, military veterans, first-generation college students, and students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.
Eligibility requirements include: 
US Citizenship 
Full-time status at an accredited US college or university 
Classification as a rising undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student (Masters or doctoral level), by the start of the summer session
Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
We also have a LARSS Bridge component, which allows early application for rising high school seniors, undergraduate freshmen and sophomores to apply if they have a 3.5 GPA and previous NASA program experience.  This experience can come from many areas including but not limited to any NASA OSSI-SOLAR Program, INSPIRE, SHARPE, VASTS, CHROME, NASA Governor's School, Space Camp, USRP, ACCESS, MUST, NASA Robotics, NASA Volunteer Services, and any documented time worked on a NASA grant/contract/cooperative agreement with a faculty member that equates to a minimum of 40 hours.
My contact info is below.  My Program Assistant is Sarah Pauls .  Please cc her on any messages so that one of us may respond in a timely manner.
Debbie Murray
Debbie Murray,  *NASA LARSS Program Coordinator 
Virginia Space Grant Consortium      
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 400                         Phone:  757-864-5215
17 Langley Blvd., Room 219            Fax:  757-864-6763
Hampton, VA  23681-2199
*The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program is managed for NASA by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) under a sub-award from the National Institute of Aerospace.

Invitation to Husky Toastmasters Open House January 24, 2013

Today, we invite staff and students who might benefit from Toastmasters to the Husky Toastmasters Open HouseIt is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 12-1 p.m. in Schmitz 580.  We will have a guest speaker on the subject of hypnotism, who will share her story of using hypnotism to overcome mental illness.  She will demonstrate excellent public speaking skills and share how Toastmasters has benefitted her career.

In addition, we will have refreshments, information available for potential members and members to answer questions.  Please feel free to share the attached flyer.

Again, thanks for your support,

Mai Lin Chua and Kyra Worrell, Husky Toastmasters

Qualcomm Systems Standards Engineering Internship

Job Summary:
Qualcomm Standards and Industry Organizations (QSIO) team is looking for an intern that will develop an m2m service layer for home energy management and smart metering using a cellular gateway. The project will explore service layer features such as disconnected operation, RESTful data transport over HTTP, operator policy management, store-and-forward, secure session management, pub-sub notifications, message aggregation, and platform energy management. The platform will explore service layer feature aspects that could be considered for submission to the OneM2M standards meetings.

Skills Required:
M2M/IoT systems experience Middleware development experience Prototype development experience Client and Server side Java Development skills, J2ME, Eclipse IDE experience, sensor applications development, HTTP/TCP-based app development experience, wireless networking experience, security/privacy/authentication/encryption/decryption/secure-session management experience
Additional skills that would be nice to have but not required:
Data mining, CoAP/UDP, Pub/sub notification management, energy-efficient system design, network load management, smart metering,. home energy management, wireless healthcare.

In study towards an MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Contact Information:
Recruiter:            Gary Osumi
How to Apply:   Access the website below and create a profile and enter your resume.
                                And….send your resume to Gary Osumi
                                Ensure that you include the following:
                                                . Estimated Graduation Date
                                                . GPA
Web site:  

Research Experiences for Undergraduates-- Smart Energy and Smart Systems: Enabling the Future through Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research with faculty members on topics of smart grid and smart energy systems. 
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) spans 10 weeks (June 3, 2013 - Aug 9, 2013). REU students will participate in developing the next generation of prototype technologies, protocols and algorithms leveraging advances in intelligent signal processing, computation, power electronics, cyber security, power system theory, microelectronics and nanoscale device synthesis. Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty members will serve as mentors for REU students. 
This year’s program will involve approximately 10 students. During the summer research experiences, participants work closely with faculty members and graduate students on current research projects, are exposed to lab and facility tours, participate in ethics seminars, attend seminars on graduate school and GRE review sessions, and present a poster of their research experience at a symposium held at the end of the program.
Highlights of this 10-week Program:

• Paid summer research experience ($5000 stipend + housing +  travel allowance)
• One-on-one interactions with award-winning faculty mentors
• Inspiring ethics seminars and state-of-the-art lab tours
• Information sessions on graduate school and GRE preparation
• Opportunity to improve communication and presentation skills
• Make long-lasting friendships with faculty and other student participants
We are currently accepting applications!!! See visit our website and apply online:
The deadline for application is Feb 20th.

Undergraduate Research Position Data Science in Support of Neuroscience of Aging

The Seattle Longitudinal Study, a study of normal human aging that has been ongoing since 1956, is seeking undergraduate research assistants. Our current research uses structural and functional MRI to examine the relationship between changes in brain structure and function and cognition that occurs with normal aging in midlife and in old age. Opportunities exist for dedicated undergraduates to gain exposure to novel and emerging neuroimaging analysis techniques (e.g. cortical thickness analysis, resting state network analysis, graph theoretical measures, and dynamic connectivity). Some technical background (comfort with math and with computers) and an interest in neuroscience are required. Desirable skills include programming (in some language, whether it be Java or C++ or a scripting languages such as Python, R or MATLAB), familiarity with UNIX tools, and some background in statistics (e.g., linear regression). Students would be working with us to develop neuroimaging pipelines to process structural and functional data and conducting neuroimaging analyses using these pipelines and software developed by others. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student to obtain real-world experience as a data scientist using statistics, R, and parallelism to solve real neuroscience problems.

We plan to hire and train one undergraduate immediately. We are most interested in students who can work with us for at least two years, so students who are in their first or second years are especially encouraged to contact us. Options are available for hourly wage or student credit, depending on the commitment of students and their fit to our project and background.

Interested students should contact by email Dr. Sherry Willis ( and Dr. Tara Madhyastha (   Please provide a cv and a statement of relevant prior experience or course work.