Friday, April 5, 2013

Program on Technology Commercialization

How can we most efficiently move technology from the academic laboratory to product and market? The revised Program on Technology Commercialization (PTC) course sequence is designed to provide students with the fundamentals surrounding this process and suggest how we can most efficiently do this translational process.

Spring Quarter’s Introductory Course (BIOEN 504 - Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:30-5:20pm, Electrical Engineering Building 125) will feature outstanding guest lecturers from the local entrepreneurial community sharing knowledge, expertise, and personal experiences as they relate to topics such as:
•             Business opportunity (risk)
•             Markets
•             Entrepreneurship vs. intrapreneurship
•             Selling your business idea (communication)
•             How to start and run a company
•             Management
•             IP and product development
•             Ethics in business and R&D
•             Marketing, sales and distribution
•             Networking with industry experts
•             Developing nations -- huge opportunities

All lectures are open to the entire CoE community. Please join us this Wednesday and Friday (4/10/13 and 4/12/13) as we learn about “Financial Statements for Start Ups” from Foster School of Business Dean Jim Jiambalvo and “Intrapreneurship” from Lonnie Edelheit, former CTO of GE.

Rather than continuously spam you, please subscribe to the PTCI listserv at if you would like to be added to the distribution list announcing speakers for the rest of the quarter. We will send weekly announcements detailing the speakers for that week.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Library Research Award for Undergraduates

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects
  • What? The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
  • Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
  • When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 13, 2013, by 5:00pm PST.
  • Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.
  • Questions? Send them to

Electrical Engineer Position with PAE Engineering

Job Description 

  • Work independently to develop electrical distribution, lighting and control, and branch power systems for a variety of building types.
  • Master planning site distribution and utility interface.
  • Engineering calculations, load flow, short circuit studies, selective coordination and fault analysis for electrical distribution systems.
  • Performing engineering studies, including energy audits, feasibility studies, life cycle cost analysis and electrical systems evaluations.
  • Provide technical mentorship to junior engineers and designers.
  • Staying up to date with industry trends through regular technical reading and participation in local and national professional organizations.

Desired Skills and Experience 

·         Qualifications:  BSEE, Have at least 3 to 5 years relevant experience.
·         Possess a thorough knowledge of general electrical engineering practice with emphasis on innovative engineering solutions, for all aspects of Power, Electrical Distribution, Lighting Design, and Technology systems.
·         Understand sustainable design, including the LEED process, on site generation, and available rebate programs.
·         PE registration and LEED accreditation is desired, along with a thorough understanding of the integration of engineering disciplines, codes & regulations (NEC/IBC/NFPA/ Energy Codes and construction budgets.
·         The position requires the ability to coordinate the work of team members of varied backgrounds and requires flexibility; diversity of technical expertise, and strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate will perform a variety of complicated tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is important.

Company Description

PAE is a 46 year old engineering firm with offices in Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA.
PAE is a leading sustainable design firm that has (22) "LEED Platinum" projects and (6) "Net Zero Energy" design projects completed to date. 
We are seeking client focused electrical engineers to lead projects in our Seattle, WA office.  This is an opportunity to work for one of the premier sustainable design firms in the US. 
Qualified candidates should have a strong passion for sustainable design and should have a thorough knowledge of electrical engineering practices. 
This is a great opportunity for someone who is eager to take the next step in their career and join a firm that offers great opportunities for performance based earnings and grow into positions of leadership.
 Our project types include Educational Facilities, Government, Commercial, Health Care, and Industrial.
We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our clients.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The CLUE Writing Center is Hiring for the 2013-14 Academic Year!

**The CLUE Writing Center is looking for a few good writing consultants!**

The CLUE Writing Center is now hiring writing tutors for the 2013-2014 academic year.  The CLUE Writing Center is a multidisciplinary writing center that supports UW writers in all disciplines on any piece of writing.  We are open Sunday-Thursday from 7:00p.m. to midnight.  More information about the center and its mission are available at
We are seeking: 
1) Qualified writing tutors who can join our weekly schedule starting Fall 2013.  

2) Substitute writing tutors who work irregularly and have the ability to pick up shifts during busy periods and/or step in when one of our regularly scheduled tutors needs an evening off.  
A detailed job description is posted below.  All applications are due by the end of the day Friday April 12th.  Please contact Tish Lopez at with questions. 

Job Description:

The CLUE Writing Center helps students through all stages of the writing process on any piece of writing.  We primarily assist students in three ways.  First, we help students understand fully what any given assignment is asking them to do; second, we help students plan clearly how to complete assignments successfully; and third, we help students execute that plan from the initial writing of research notes through the submission of a successful draft.
The job requires patience and good listening skills as well as the ability to identify strengths and possibilities in other students' writing.  While paid training will be provided to better equip you to assist the center's varied student population, applicants with a strong grasp of basic writing conventions, flexible thinking skills, and an ability to communicate clearly to others will be given preference.   
This is a great opportunity for students to work in a relaxed, fun learning environment while also gaining valuable experience.  The skills you acquire through this work will serve you throughout your academic and professional careers.

- Ability to work at least two evenings a week
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other tutors, center administrators, and faculty members.  
- Ability to clearly articulate and model basic writing conventions
Desired Qualities:
- Experience as a tutor, mentor, teacher, facilitator, or coach
- Ability to work the full academic year
- Able to use a variety of approaches to diagnose and problem-solve
- Experience working with ESL/ELL students is a plus
- Flexibility to work extra hours during the last few weeks of each quarter
- Flexibility to act as a sub for other tutors as requested
- Familiarity with 100-level English courses, especially 111, 121 and 131. 
- Interest is pursuing leadership opportunities at the center such as developing and delivering workshops, assisting with the training of new staff, attending regional writing center conferences, as well as marketing and representing the center at various campus events.
- Starting wage ranges from $13.00-17.50 depending on your class or alumni status.  Please see the attached document for details.   
To Apply:
Please submit the following four (4) documents to
1. a cover letter describing your qualifications and why you want to be a tutor
2. a current resume or cv and 
3. your unofficial transcript
4. a writing sample (a course paper is preferred) 

NOTE: All applications are due by the end of the day Friday April 12th.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) How many hours are tutors expected to work?
We ask that you commit to working at least two nights a week for 3-5 hours per evening.  Beyond that, we’re very flexible.  If you are a regularly scheduled tutor, you will submit your availability every quarter.  On the form, you will state the number of hours/days/times you prefer to work.  In almost every instance, we are able to accommodate your request.  

2) How many tutors do you need to hire?
As one of the largest writing center on campus, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team!  We are currently planning to hire at least 5-7 tutors for the 2013-14 academic year. 

3) Do you provide training for your tutors?
Yes. If you are hired to work at our center, you will provided with 10-15 hours of paid training throughout the academic year.   Most training occurs on or around the first week of fall quarter with follow-up training scheduled throughout the year as needed.  In addition to paid training sessions, you will receive anonymous student feedback on a regular basis, meet with senior staff members to discuss your progress as a tutor, and attend center meetings where you’ll have an opportunity to discuss a wide range of writing-center-related issues.  In short, you will get plenty of support as the year progresses!    

4) I don't have any tutoring experience.  Should I even apply?
Of course!  Previous experience does not matter as much as you might think.  More often than not, we look for individuals who are friendly, have a strong understanding of basic writing conventions (e.g. what is a thesis?)  and are able to effectively communicate with others.  

5) I applied for an CLUE Writing Center tutoring position in the past and was turned down.  Can I re-apply?
Yes.  In fact, we love repeat applicants! 

6) What is a substitute tutor? Can a regularly-scheduled tutor work as a substitute tutor as well?
Substitute writing tutors are individuals who work irregularly and have the ability to pick up shifts during busy periods and/or step in when one of our regularly scheduled tutors needs an afternoon or evening off.  Since we have over a dozen tutors on staff, sub requests are often sent out on a weekly basis.  The nice thing about being a sub is that you are not tied down to a weekly schedule and have the option of picking up as many (or as few) shifts as you like.  Regularly-scheduled tutors can also act as subs and have the ability of picking up extra shifts if they like as well.    

8) I'm graduating soon but I plan to stay in the Seattle area.  Can I still apply?
Of course!  As long as you plan to stay in the area for six months or more, you are encouraged to apply. 
9) Why should I work at CLUE?
Because we're a great place to work!  Our staff has a reputation for being bright, funny, and easy to work with.  In addition, unlike a typical retail or administrative position, CLUE Writing Tutors have an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.  Where else can you get paid to instill confidence in others, help students become a proficient self-editor, and engage in conversation on a variety of topics?  

Last but not least, we pride ourselves in making sure that you leave our center more prepared for whatever academic or professional endeavor you're pursuing.  If you're applying to grad school -- we'll help you write your personal statement and secure a TA or RAship.  If you're planning to enter the job market immediately after graduation, we'll help you revamp your resume and give you an opportunity to sit in on interviews and learn how to effectively communicate with potential employers.  If you plan to teach one day, we'll give you an opportunity to lead writing workshops.  In short, we'll do our best to ensure that you leave the center better prepared for whatever professional endeavor you seek.
Misc. Notes:  
This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty)

Wanted: EE student for digital design / implementation project at APL

Migrate existing digital design to Altera CPLD: add a PCI interface: implement
on prototype board, possibly including a daughterboard: interface with a linux device driver. Requirements: experience in digital design and
implementation. Desirable: CPLD or FPGA programming experience; C language
programming; Linux operating system (CPLD programming S/W probably in Windows.) Location: Applied Physics Laboratory, west campus. Salary: based on experience.
Hours: up to 19.5/week. Contact: Dr. Rex Andrew,,

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day of Innovation and Entrepreneurship - April 26

Silicon Valley meets Seattle in an all-day conference hosted at the Foster School. Ken Denman, visiting Edward V. Fritzky Leadership Chair, has assembled a stellar line up of speakers. We’ll begin with opening remarks from Charles Songhurst, Microsoft’s Head of Corporate Strategy. Throughout the day you’ll meet and here from a series of panelists at the leading edge of venture capital and start-ups. Ben Casnocha, an award-winning entrepreneur and author, will conclude the day by talking about The Start-Up of You. 

Denman and the Foster School are making this very special event available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Student registration costs $10 (although if a student registers but doesn’t show up, they will be charged the full cost of the conference which is $110).  Faculty and staff are also welcome to attend.

Space is limited. Register today.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Wireless Health Institute, UCLA

The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA is currently recruiting participants for our 2013 Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program.

Advances in engineering and computer science are enabling the design of powerful home and mobile technologies that can augment functional independence and daily activities of people with physical impairments, disabilities, chronic diseases, and the accumulative impairments associated with aging. The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA is a collaboration between UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, the Clinical Translational Science Institute for medical research, and the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center aimed at developing new technology essential to the next generation of health care.

We encourage undergraduates to get involved with our Institute by participating in our Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program. This 8 – 10 week PAID summer internship program, starting June 24, 2013, provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at WHI labs; to work with WHI faculty, staff and graduate students; and to participate in research, professional development, and social activities with other WHI undergraduate scholars.

Application Deadline - April 5, 2013 (Submit unofficial transcripts to expedite review and encourage your letter writers to email their letters directly. We will verify once the official ones arrive).

For more information on the program and application information please visit our website: or contact Wes Uehara,, program coordinator. I look forward to receiving your application!

Mobile App Dev Internship & Competition with PNNL

About You…

・         You are an undergraduate or Master’s degree student.

・         You have at least a 3.0 GPA.

・         You have experience developing apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone.

・         You have interest and/or experience in social media analytics, epidemiology, data fusion, tools and methods for mobile collaboration, HCI or graphic design.

・         You must be available for 10 weeks starting June 1.

Want some solid experience on your resume and want to get paid at the same time? Apply today. Applications ONLY accepted through April 10 and only online. Highly competitive. Limited spaces available.<>
Search for Job ID # 302340 (undergrad) and 302341 (graduate).

For more information contact Dr. Court Corley,<>

Internship location is Richland, Washington. If selected, you are responsible for transportation to/from internship location as well as housing once you arrive.

About PNNL
Interdisciplinary teams at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science.  PNNL employs 4,500 staff, has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion, and has been managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Ohio-based Battelle since the laboratory's inception in 1965. For more information, visit the PNNL News Center<>, or follow PNNL on Facebook<>, LinkedIn<> and Twitter<>.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Preparing for Grad School Applications: workshop series for undergrads

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. UW's Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a series of workshops to help you prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Please RSVP to attend any or all sessions of interest:

  • Scholarship 201: Searching & Applying for Graduate Funding as an Undergrad
    • Apr. 15, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • Apr. 23, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 6, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions
  • CV Writing
    • Apr. 17, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • Apr. 25, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 8, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions
  • Personal Statement Writing
    • Apr. 22, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • Apr. 30, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 13, 2013, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions
  • Getting Great Recommendation Letters
    • Apr. 24, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 2, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • May 15, 2013, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
    • RSVP for these sessions

For more information, please visit, or contact with questions.