Friday, April 12, 2013

Hiring an undergraduate student assistant for EE lab

We are looking for hiring one hourly student assistant for the Spring quarter for multiple projects on text understanding and text transformation. An instance include text simplification which is to align sentences in a normal wikipedia article to the corresponding sentences in "simple" wikipedia. After initial training, the work can optionally done off site. 

Good written English communication skills.

We expect 5-10 hrs/week, and the salary is $11/hr.  

Interested candidates may contact Dr. Hanna Hajishirzi at and cc Prof. Mari Ostendorf at

SAVE THE DATE: UW WiSE: Spring Lecture Series

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
2013 Spring Quarter Lecture Series

Mute the Noise:  Overcoming Negative Stereotypes of Women as Leaders.”

When:     Wednesday, April 24th
Time:      6:00 – 7:30pm       Doors open @ 5:30
Where:    UW Seattle Campus - Kane Hall 110            
Lectures are FREE but registration is required. On-line Registration is NOW open at
Panel of Presenters:
Dr. Josephine Bolotski, Principal Engineer, Qualcomm
Dr. Ebonni Adams,Mechanical Systems Engineer, Boeing
Tracy Daly, Sr. Manager, 787 Flightline Engineer, Boeing
Mary K. Nigro, Retrofit Engineer, Boeing
Raquel Cundiff, Lead Customer Engineer, Boeing
Kristen Holland, Engineer, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS)

Networking Reception before and after event.

 To learn more about QUALCOMM our 2012/13 Sponsor please visit:
 To learn more about UW WiSE please visit our website:
Or our Facebook Page:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Invitation to the Science Cafe, Friday, April 19 7pm at Wing Central on the Ave

As a member of the UW Science community  you are cordially invited to attend  the "Science Cafe" get-together.

The Science Cafe is a mix of science, drinks, and community.

The Science Topic will be: *Quantum Computing and Black Hole Simulations via Ion Trapping.****

The event will held held Friday, April 19th at Wing Central on the Ave (University Way)
  4524 University Way N.E.

Many of us are still confused on the subject of Quantum Computing: How does it work?

What constitutes Quantum information?  How do we harness this crazy, new type of information?  These questions will be answered throughout this talk.  Using techniques such as Ion Trapping, Laser Physics, and Radio Frequency Fields, Tomasz (UW Physics Graduate Student) will discuss how we can use these technologies, in order to get control over the Quantum states that we need. We can then utilize the Quantum states in the form of Quantum Computing, and Black Hole Simulations at The Quantum Information Systems Group, University of Washington branch. For more information you can visit

Questions?  Please contact Physics Major, Patrick McCurry at:

Biomedical Journal Club

The Biomedical Journal Club (BMJC) is having its first meeting next Wednesday (04/17/13) from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in PAA 212 and students from all majors are invited!

Come join us for an interesting discussion of the innovative and interdisciplinary research ongoing in the biomedical field! One of our officers will kick us off by presenting a summary of an article on light controlled gene expression in E. coli. We’ll then discuss some of the conclusions and future possibilities of this technology.

Refreshments will be provided!

We hope to see you there,
Biomedical Journal Club

Please feel free to e-mail us at if you have any questions!

HP recruiting event Monday!

HP Info session!
Monday, April 15
MEB 238

Monday, April 8, 2013

Scholarship Opportunity for Women in Science

Sponsor: Association for Women in Science (AWIS) (

Award: $1000 - $1500

Deadline: April 15, 2013
Eligibility: Open to women who will be juniors or seniors at a four-year college or university in the state of Washington in the Fall of 2013. Applicants musthave a declared major in the sciences, engineering or mathematics. Applicants shall have exemplary grades, outstanding letters of recommendation, financial need, a record of community service, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in the sciences, engineering or mathematics.

Number          4-6 scholarships per year (usually 30 – 40 applicants)

Contact:         AWIS Scholarship Committee
                        5805 16th Avenue NE
                        Seattle, WA 98105

Electrical Engineer Position with Williamson & Associates

Williamson and Associates (WASSOC) has traditionally been the provider of specialist deep--‐ water services including marine geophysics and oceanography. In recent years WASSOC has played an increasingly larger role in the manufacture of highly specialized deep--‐water engineering equipment and the pursuit of innovation in developing deep--‐water solutions.
WASSOC is a small player in a large industry and is able to use its small size and multi--‐ talented staff to respond quickly to industry needs. Operating primarily in the international market, WASSOC staff members are frequent travellers with a wide variety of clients. 

Key to WASSOC’s survival is the anticipation of industry needs, and the overlapping between survey, manufacture, operation and innovation. Based in Seattle, the W&A office provides the central hub of operations that span multiple disciplines in many nations. 

Williamson and Associates are currently seeking suitable applicants for the position of Electrical Engineer, a key position in our in--‐house engineering team. 

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will be part of an integrated engineering team and performing general engineering services to major company projects such as the design, development and construction of deep--‐water equipment. We are looking for a good team member for the position of Electrical Engineer who can support the Senior Electrical Engineer. As an E.E. you will function independently, provide support to the Sr. E. E, collaborate on a team level, contribute to multiple assignments, and represent the company to a high professional standard. 

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Applicants with experience in electrical design will be given preference. 

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience with generating electrical drawings using AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of creating manufacturing drawings for assembly.
  • Excellent PC skills including Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of electrical system design and power management.
  •  Ability to follow sequenced work associated with complex design tasks
  • Demonstrated team player qualities
  • Experience with engineering changes and documentation processes
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong orientation towards safety, quality, and continuous improvement

Position Description. 

  • Contribute to the design and build of complex electrical systems for use in deep water environments
  • Provide excellent professional support to the Senior Electrical Engineer.
  • Contribute to the wider engineering team and W&A staff.
  • Apply knowledge of electrical engineering principles, and the use of computer--‐aided design to complete specific design tasks.

Salary Package
The full salary package will be commensurate with and determined by the successful applicants previous experience and relevant qualifications. W & A is able to offer a competitive salary, full medical benefits (medical, vision and dental), 401k, paid vacation and sick days. W&A is an equal opportunity employer. 

To submit your resume, please email Jeff Epler at:

UW Summer Quarter Certificates

UW is offering Certificate Programs in several topics that UW undergraduates can take as part of their normal credit load this summer. These Certificates consist of two to four courses and will give a good foundation in the various subjects listed below. This certificate will complement your degree and better prepare you for your career.

Business Essentials: 10 credits
If you plan on working in an organization such as a business or nonprofit, you’ll need to know how they actually work by learning the three pillars—marketing, management, and accounting and finance.
Marketing Essentials, MKTG 275,  Management Essentials, MGMT 275, Essential Accounting and Financial Management, ACCTG 275, and Business Plan Capstone, MGMT 490

Database Management, 10 credits
Learn to help organizations capture, store, retrieve and analyze information in meaningful ways in two courses that present the fundamentals of database management technology, design, development and administration.
Database Management Fundamentals I, INFO 240, and Database Management Fundamentals II, INFO 245 (pending final approval)

Participate in a large and growing industry helping a business expand from one country to the global market. This field offers new opportunities for those interested in foreign cultures and in taking translation to a whole new level, beyond language to usability.
Introduction to Localization & Project Management, JSIS XXX and Localization Technology and Tools, JSIS XXX (pending final approval)

Discover what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of nonprofits using nuances of leadership, fundraising, communications and financial management.
Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations, PB AF  355 A, Program and Implementation Tools for Nonprofit Organizations, PB AF 355 B and, Budget, Financial Management and Fundraising Tools for Nonprofit Organizations PB AF 355 C (pending final approval)

If you love statistics, computation and math, you can prepare now for a career in the financial or investment industries.
Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance, AMATH 460, Probability and Statistics for Computational Finance, AMATH 461, and Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics, AMATH 462/ECON 424 (pending final approval)

Come to an information meeting Tuesday, April 9, 3:30-5pm, Paccar Hall, Room 490, and meet the instructors and program managers for all programs. Find out which series of courses is the right fit for your educational goals and career aspirations.

Find web information here: Summer Quarter Certificate Programs