Friday, March 15, 2013

Math Academy Hiring THREE students

NOW HIRING: Educational & Residential Group Leader/Tutor

The College of Engineering Math Academy is seeking four undergraduate students to fill the full-time, temporary (hourly) staff positions of Educational & Residential Group Leader. The dates of employment will run 7/3-8/2, (including training dates, excluding the July 4 holiday). The purpose of this position is to provide supervisory and tutorial support to high school students, assistance to instructors during the academic component of summer programming, and recreational and residential supervision to students.  All Educational & Residential Group Leaders will be required to live on campus with Math Academy students (housing and meals will be provided in addition to compensation).

Math Academy is a four-week residential summer program for rising high school seniors.  The ultimate goal of Math Academy is to increase the diversity of student’s successfully completing engineering degrees and entering the STEM workforce.  The program is designed to help high school students better prepare themselves for college-level mathematics and engineering coursework at the UW. The curriculum focuses on intensive problem solving based mathematics derived from UW math texts, and will help students gain an awareness of the areas that they need to improve in order to be a competitive applicant to the UW College of Engineering.

The Educational & Residential Group Leader will be responsible for providing: supervision, mentorship and leadership to students during program activities; instructional and tutoring assistance during study sessions; grading assistance to course instructors; and ensuring student safety and responsibility in dormitory settings.

The specific duties of this individual would be to:
  • Attend daily math lecture with students
  • Help students with math and engineering assignments and projects
  • Read and comment/correct homework assignments and exams
  • Supervise and engage students during afternoon workshops, meals, activities and field trips
  • Assist with organization, supervision, and facilitation of evening and weekend recreation activities
  • Supervising students in residence halls (on duty some weeknights and scheduled weekends): ensuring students are getting to bed and getting up on time for breakfast and morning classes; cooperating with housing staff to enforce quiet hours

Additional Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Media coverage of program activities including photos, video and website management
  • Creating and facilitating engineering activities, tours, leadership activities, social events

Work Schedule & Compensation: Due to the residential nature of our program, long hours are required.  However, we provide generous compensation, free housing and meals, and great work experience!

Summary of qualifications:
  • Engineering students strongly preferred; pre-engineers and related majors also encouraged to apply
  • Previous math tutoring experience, and history working with children, teenagers, or students required
  • Experience in residential/dormitory settings preferred
  • Comfort with serving as an authority figure essential
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; experience and interest in working with diverse groups/minority students
  • Enthusiasm for and appreciation of the field of engineering

Submit cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript by Friday, April 5 to: Math Academy, Box 352180, Loew Hall 301, Seattle, WA 98195 ATTN: Angela Del Cid or

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Global Opportunities - study abroad scholarships

The GO! and Fritz Scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of $2000 - $5000 to support study abroad. 
·         The applications are online at
·         To apply for the GO!, students must be residents of WA state and eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise. 
·         To apply for the Fritz, students must be declared social science or humanities majors with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadline for applications for the GO! and Fritz is April 25th at 5pm
·         Students studying abroad during summer, early fall, or fall 2013 should apply now. 
·         Students studying abroad in winter or spring 2014 should apply at our next deadline in November. 

We’re offering information sessions, drop-in advising, and individual appointments to answer student questions and provide application feedback.
·         Info sessions are Friday, 3/29 from 12:30 – 1:30pm and Tuesday, April 16th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171.
·         Drop-in hours are Mondays 10am – 12pm and Thursdays 3:30 – 5pm in MGH171.
·         Students are welcome to email to ask questions or set up an advising appointment.

We invite all students interested in study abroad (and advisers too!) to our next Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Tuesday, 4/16 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in MGH171
·         GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to talk about their experiences and answer questions. 
·         Delicious international snacks will be served!

Spring Career Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Greetings from the Career Center!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming 2013 Spring Career Fair on Tuesday April 16 from 3-7 pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8am - 9pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.
Why volunteer?
·         The Spring Career Fair is the biggest networking opportunity of the year. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring!
·         If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
·         Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!
Interested? Shoot us an email at with the following information:
·         Your name
·         Your email address
·         Your hours of availability on the day of the Spring Career Fair (Tuesday April 16)
By Friday April 13, we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!  Hope to see you at the Fair!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

VA Health Care Biomedical Engineer

The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a unique career opportunity in Biomedical (Clinical) Engineering that invites qualified candidates with drive and commitment to serve a very special class of citizens – our nation’s Veterans.  

The Technical Career Field (TCF) Internship Program is a two-year program that develops graduate biomedical engineers to be effective Healthcare Technology Program Managers in the Veterans Health Administration.  These fulltime positions provide salary, benefits, focused training, and travel.  Upon completion of the internship, Biomedical Engineers will relocate at the government’s expense to a different VA Medical Center within the United States where he/she will assume the full responsibilities of a practicing Biomedical Engineer.  

Job duties include evaluating medical equipment, managing the medical equipment maintenance program, and coordinating new medical technology implementations. Throughout the training program, the intern will develop abilities to effectively support and advance patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology. In addition, the intern will receive assignments to prepare for higher-level management and leadership responsibilities.  Promotion potential exists to the highest levels within the Biomedical (Clinical) Engineering career field.  Career advancement can take TCF graduates to all regions of the country and toward numerous health care leadership roles. 

Qualifications: B.S./B.E. degree or M.S./M.E. degree in Biomedical or Clinical Engineering; U.S. citizenship

Interested in joining the VA team?    Send cover letter, resume, and transcripts to  Resumes are now being accepted; formal interviewing, selection, and hiring  will occur later this Spring.  Most selectees will begin VA employment in June – August 2013.

To learn more about the TCF program, send inquiries to Kristen Russell at or Benjamin Chang at 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Job Opportunity with Seattle City Light

Seattle City Light is looking for qualified applicants for an Energy Resource Planning Analyst position.  They are looking for folks with a Bachelor’s in engineering, economics, statistics or mathematics and at least three years of experience in economic analysis, energy resource management, quantitative analysis or as an assistant power analyst.  For more information and to apply, visit .