Friday, March 8, 2013

Nanotechnology Masters Program at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering offers a Master of Science Degree program in Nanotechnology. The program has options for nano-enabled energy, nano-enabling medicine, nanoelectronics and more. For more information, please visit:

I am writing to ask your help in distributing this information to undergraduates for whom this track might be appropriate and to your faculty colleagues who advise undergraduates. Feel free to join and invite anyone who has any questions regarding the program to the Live Chat on March 13, 2013, 10 am EST. Live Chat information will be posted at:

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or for more brochures. The brochure is attached and it can be accessed at

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2013 NSF REU in Transportation Electrification

Program Dates:
June 3, 2013 through August 9, 2013
Program Highlights:

* $5,000 stipend, room and board, and travel allowance.
* Tours of local industries and laboratories in Baltimore/Washington DC metropolitan area.
* Inspirational technical and professional development seminars.
* One-on-one training and mentoring by UMD faculty members.
* Opportunities to publish and present research outcomes.
* Build a strong collegial community between participants.

Application deadline: March 22, 2013.

Application Procedure:
Please apply through the A. James Clark School of Engineering REU Summer 2013 application found at
Please select ‘Transportation Electrification’ in Section 4 to apply to the REU in Transportation Electrification.

Boeing Recent Job Postings

The Mission Systems BDS Puget Sound division at Boeing has a few openings for Electrical Engineers, but the jobs will be open for only for 5-10 days, so if you’re interested, apply directly through the Boeing web site ( 

13-1002789 (Radar Systems Engineer)

13-1003190 (Radar Systems Engineer)

Helicopter/UAV Program in Connecticut - Summer 2013

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) is please to announce the 2013 Helicopter/UAV Workshop opportunity. Students will receive education on aerodynamics, rotorcraft principles, wind tunnel testing, control theory, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) RC aircraft, etc. They will also tour KAMAN Aerospace and Sikorsky Aircraft as well as take a helicopter flight and receive a CX 2 Coaxial RC helicopter or equivalent.

Application Deadline is March 28, 2013 and you may find the application at the following link:

Please contact J.Carlos Chavez at if you have questions.

Product Development College Program - Associate Engineer, Electrical


I graduated from the UW chemical engineering department last year and now work in biotech here at Thermo Fisher in Logan, UT. We have an opening for an entry level electrical engineer. I have had nothing but good experiences in my time here and highly recommend the position.

If they have questions about the company feel free to forward them to me.

Scott Collins

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Part-time Position with Aerspun Technologies

Aerspun Technologies is in the product development phase of a wine aeration tool that will be unlike anything the market has ever seen.  We are looking to hire an electrical engineering student to assist us in designing the internal working components of this product to achieve the parameters needed while staying within a budget.  It would include the exploration of various technologies including; user interface design, inductive charging, electromagnetic motors, firmware & various battery options.

We would like to hire this student on either an hourly or contract basis, the rate would depend on experience.  We are young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs who are fun to work with and developing something that people will be excited about for years to come.  

The project will start immediately, require less than 10 hours a week and last 2-3 months.
Contact: Nate Olmeim,

BIOEN courses for E E students -SPR 2013

BIOEN 420 Medical Imaging (4) Yuan SLN 11154 Various medical imaging modalities (x-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, SPECT optical imaging, etc.) and their applications in medicine and biology. Extends basic concepts of signal processing (BIOEN 303) to the two and three dimensions relevant to imaging physics, image reconstruction, image processing, and visualization. Prerequisite: either BIOEN 316 or E E 235; either MATH 136, MATH 308, or AMATH 352; either CSE 142 or AMATH 301.

BIOEN 498 B and C  (BIOEN 599 joint courses available) Contemporary Light Microscopy and Biophotonics Lecture (3cr) and Lab (1cr)


BIOEN 504 Intro to Tech Commercialization (4cr)  SLN 11168
Explores essential business, legal, engineering, and other skills necessary to take new technology from research to market. Covers intellectual property, market analysis, licensing, funding mechanisms such as venture capital, and product marketing.

E E students should be able to register themselves during Period II and if they have problem registering, they can contact me at

Engineering Jordan: Water in an Arid Land Study Abroad *Application deadline extended to 3/15*

Are you interested in water resources and environmental engineering?  Do you want to learn how it's done in other parts of the world?
Apply now for "Engineering Jordan: Water in an Arid Land" Study Abroad to take place August 26 – September 21, 2013.  

The application deadline has been extended to close March 15, 2013.  Students will earn 5 credits of CEE 497 or CEE 597 for graduate students.  This study abroad is open for all UW students. 

For more information (including pictures from last year), see, or contact Professor Heidi Gough at

Water is a scarce commodity and in short supply in many parts of the world.  This course will examine the engineered water cycle in Jordan by studying (1) current and historic water resources in Jordan, (2) drinking water treatment and distribution in Jordan including the use of cisterns and desalination, (3) treatment of warm, concentrated wastewater including efforts for safe reuse, and (4) plans in Jordan for meeting future challenges.  Students will interact with the faculty and students of the Jordan University for Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan, which will act as a base for class meetings and discussions.

Why should you take this study abroad class?
1.       Study a topic not offered through on-campus classes.
2.       Increase your global awareness of environmental issues.
3.       Gain an edge with employers who are looking for students with international experience.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MGMT 490A – Spring 2013 – M W 3:30-5:20 Women in Leadership

What do the fabulous females above have in common?  They are remarkable leaders and role models in business and the world like Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, top left.  All have had to address questions of life purpose, leadership style, family priorities, work-life balance, finding their passion, taking the right risks and building confidence on their road to success.   

We will use their lives and the experiences of local guest speakers to find personal answers to the same questions, enhance skills and create a personal vision.  We will:
·         Interact with at least seven local women in leadership positions.*  
·         Apply a leadership framework that has helped women around the world succeed
·         Create a personal vision board to picture your ideal career and life
·         Examine different ideas of work-life balance
·         Practice your authentic leadership style
·         Translate your strengths, values, dreams and goals into a life and career worthy of you

Professor: Cate Goethals, a longtime Foster School lecturer whose MBA class Women at the Top was named one of the 10 most innovative MBA classes of 2010 in the country by Forbes.  Cate leads the UW “Half the Sky” Women, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Exploration Seminar and teaches many MBA classes.  Questions?  Email Cate -  The class SLN is 20023 Special Topics in Management.

*These include a vice president, a successful entrepreneur, co-founders of a business that grooms women leaders, a manager whose husband stays home with the children, and a novelist.   You will also have the opportunity to contact and personally interview another leader you admire.

Aerojet Internship Opportunity

Aerojet and the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium have partnered to offer a two quarter internship at Aerojet commencing in Spring 2013 and ending after Summer 2013. Take a moment to view job opportunity # 7812 at: 

2013 IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative: Application Now Open

We launched the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative™ in response to the looming workforce shortfall in the power and energy industry. Over the past two years, we've distributed over $642,000 in scholarships to 265 students from 109 U.S. universities. This year, we want to have 700 applications in order to distribute more than 400 scholarships to electrical engineering students in the United States.

Our goal is simple: we want to increase the number of well-qualified, entry-level engineers.

PES Scholarship Details

We are offering up to $7,000 and assistance with career experience opportunities to qualifying students! Applicants must be a full-time student working towards a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., willing to take power engineering courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Please encourage students to visit for more information and apply today!

Here's how it works:
  • Eligible students should apply online before June 30th at
  • Recipients will be selected by PES volunteers with industry and academic backgrounds.
  • In Fall 2013, recipients will be notified of their selection and be provided with information on how to arrange for a career experience with industry-leading companies.
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Graduate Writing Studios in Spring!

General Studies 391 (2 credits)
"Graduate Writing Studio"
20540 GEN ST 391 O SUP STDY SEL FIE M W 0830-0920 SAV 157
20541 GEN ST 391 P SUP STDY SEL FIE T TH 0830-0920 THO 334

We are offering two Graduate Writing Studio Courses again this spring for *non-native English speakers.*

In this course, students develop strategies they can apply to graduate writing tasks from their chosen disciplines, or to completing papers for publication and other professional purposes.

Upon completion students will have a better understanding about the conventions of writing in their academic fields. Students will analyze and report on writing in their chosen fields in terms of:
- Structure and layout of a successful article or paper written in their field or for their department courses
- Vocabulary and rhetorical/grammatical style
- Guidelines for department papers or for journal submissions
- Citation style

Students will also be asked to apply the above conventions to a paper that they have written or are in the process of writing for a course in their field, or for publication in a journal. These could also be proposals/papers for conference presentations, or other professional projects.

No add codes are required for registration. *Please note that a course fee of $713.00 is charged in lieu of tuition. Students will need to check with their department to see if they will cover the cost of the class. Departments who agree to pay for the course can do so by contacting the UW Professional & Continuing Education Registration Office at 543-2310, and providing them with a budget number. Students who do not receive funding from their department will need to pay for the course when spring tuition is due.
Contact Amy Renehan ( if you have questions about the course or registration.