Friday, February 22, 2013

Upcoming UW Career Center Career Launch Workshop!

When:  Thursday, April 4th, 2013, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. (Lunch provided!)
Where:  The HUB - Room 214

For more information and online registration for the workshop, go to:

The cost for the workshop is $35 for non-UWAA members and $30 for current UWAA members.

Announcements of Events Open to the Public, Employees or Students

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Job opportunity at Seattle City Light

Seattle City Light is looking for a Long Term Power Systems Forecaster/Planner to join their Integrated Resource Planning and Forecasting Division.  This is a terrific opportunity for an individual with a degree in economics, statistics, mathematics or engineering and experience in load forecasting, economic analysis, power resource planning or statistical analysis.  To learn more visit  .

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Performing Research at UW Workshop this Thursday!

Greetings!  The CLUE Writing Center will be conducting a "Performing Research at UW" workshop this Thursday 2/21 at 5:00PM in Mary Gates Hall 288!

This workshop will cover the basic research skills needed to complete assignments quickly and easily, using subscription resources available through the UW Library system and the world wide web. Come find about:

  • How to Get Started on a Research Project 
    • What are some effective ways to brainstorm for possible research topics, create research questions, and/or develop effective search terms?
    • What are the benefits of subject searching and how can it save you time? 

  • How to Locate Sources
    • What are some of the best resources available through the UW Library system and the world wide web?
    • What are peer-reviewed articles and how can you quickly skim to see if they contain the information you need? 

  • How to Utilize Sources
    • What do you do with your sources once you've found them?  
    • What are some effective ways to integrate sources into your assignments?

  • Citing sources
    • What are some of the key components of the main citation styles?  
    • How can you avoid unintentional plagiarism?

CLUE Writing Center tutors will be on hand to assist participants with any specific research questions or tasks they have, so please feel free to bring any relevant assignment prompts or research material you have to the workshop.  

All pertinent details are listed below.  We hope to see you there!

WHAT:  Performing Research at UW Workshop
DATE: Thursday, February 21st
TIME: 5:00PM

ENGL 347: Biographies of Women Scientists

ENGL 347: Biographies of Women Scientists

MW 2:30-4:20
SLN 20381

The lack of a counter-part to the term “women scientists” in the course title suggests “scientists” is covertly gendered. But make no mistake--this course is not a feminist study of scientists or science. Rather, this course means to go beyond feminist theory even though it concerns writing about women scientists. The reading includes the biographies of the Polish physicist Marie Curie, American geneticist Barbara McClintock, British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, as well as the memoir of the American (male) geneticist James Watson, in which he candidly describes the ways in which male scientists perceived and talked about their female colleagues in his time and milieu. These representatives of three generations of women scientists made significant contributions to science. Curie was awarded two Nobel Prizes; McClintock, one; and one of the research programs in which Franklin was the major contributor was also awarded a Nobel. Shifts can be observed in the literary treatments of these women scientists from scientific hero to scientific heroine, from feminist hero to anti-feminist heroine. The focus of discussion is the gain and loss in treating these scientists first as women and then scientists, or first as scientists then women, or simply as scientists. At the end of the quarter, when you are equipped with sufficient knowledge, the discussion takes up the objectivity of scientific practice and whether scientific knowledge has a gender, as the notable rhetorician of science Evelyn Fox-Keller claims.
Instructor:  Jun Xu, PhD

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NASA - Orion Project (all majors welcome)

All students/faculty are invited to a presentation on the NASA Orion Project.  Orion, a Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, is a planned beyond-low-earth-orbit manned spacecraft that is being built by Lockheed Martin for NASA for crewed missions to the Moon, asteroids and Mars. It is planned to be launched by the Space Launch System.
NASA will plan on having two UW alum (Howard Hu, Deputy of the Orion Vehicle Integration Office and Nujoud Merancy, Orion Systems Engineer) on hand to give a presentation and answer questions with students and professors from across the university.  They will talk about what’s in store for NASA’s Orion Program going forward.  NASA has an exciting test flight in 2014 that they will be able to talk about as well as how their education at Univ of Wash helped get them to where they are today.
Students and faculty from all disciplines are invited to attend the event.
What: NASA Orion Project Presentation
When: February 26th, 2:30pm
Where: Guggenheim, Room 220

Undergraduate Research Symposium-Apply by Feb. 25

Dear Students,
The deadline to present your work in the 16th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is coming up on Monday, February 25 at 5pm.

Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to participate! You may apply to present a poster or an oral presentation. We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations.

Go to for application, information (including workshops and practice sessions to help you prepare a stellar presentation). 

Questions/Concerns? The Undergraduate Research Program staff are here help you with your application:

(1)  Attend an Abstract Writing Workshop to help you prepare to submit your application:

Covers what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include.

Tue. Feb. 19 - 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
Wed. Feb. 20 - 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

(2)  Come by for Drop-In Advising in 171 Mary Gates Hall (you're welcome to bring your draft abstract in for feedback!)

Winter Quarter: Monday, 12:30 – 2:30pm and Wednesday, 2:30 – 4:30pm, or by appointment:

(3)  Contact URP: Stop by, email, or phone us with your questions

171 Mary Gates Hall            (206) 543-4282

The GREEN Program - Renewable Energy and Sustainability Abroad

Hydroelectric | Biomass | Geothermal | Wind Twelve Days | Renewable Energy | Costa Rica Industry Networking | Adventure | Sustainability  Innovative Technology | Community Service   Clean Tech | Hands-On | Career Accelerator  Cultural Immersion | Open to All Majors

The GREEN Program will enhance your understanding and perspective of the Renewable Energy industry by taking you outside of the classroom, and into the field. Providing you exclusive access into five different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on knowledge you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students.
GREEN students experience 12 days of education, adventure excursions, and cultural immersion activities during the program.
GREEN goes beyond the program by providing opportunities, internships, jobs, conference events, through the interactive Alumni Network, which continually connects like minded GREEN students, industry professionals, educators, and entrepreneurs.
If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming programs, please submit your application at your earliest convenience since spots are filling up quickly! Once you are accepted, a personal representative will be happy to guide you through the registration steps and answer any questions you may have. 
Program Dates:
9-Day Spring Programs
March 2nd - March 10th (Five Available Spots)
March 9th - March 17th (Program Full)
March 16th - March 24th (Program Full)
March 23rd - March 31st (Five Available Spots)
Summer 2013 Programs
15, 12-day programs through May, June, July, August, and September

We look forward to traveling with you!

The GREEN Team

Announcement for ESRM 430 - Hyperspatial Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Management

Want to be on the cutting edge of science? Learn geospatial technologies at the speed of light? Hyperspatial remote sensing combines the latest technologies such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR) with traditional image analysis techniques and Geographic Information System (GIS). Please forward to any interested parties.

5 Credits (no requirements, opened to non-ESRM majors)

Summary: You will be exposed to the principles of remote sensing using a combination of traditional and latest techniques (example: automated image segmentation/feature extraction). Working with a conventional set of aerial and high resolution satellite imagery in the first half of the course and with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data in the second half of the course, you will have the opportunity to apply these principles and obtain hands-on experience. Environmental applications including watershed analysis, change analysis, forest resources, wildlife, point and non-point pollution, environmental monitoring, land-use planning, urban-suburban-forestry interfaces, and outdoor recreation will be discussed and illustrated throughout the course.

Lectures:  T & Th  12:30 – 1:20
Lab:  Session A T 2:30 –  3:50 Session B T 4:00 – 5:20