Friday, April 19, 2013

APR 22-23: D.C. Internships Info Sessions

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday (also on the attached flyer):

Monday, April 22
1130-1220 GWN 1A (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
230-320 BAG 108
330-420 BAG 108

Tuesday, April 23
1130-1220 GWN 1A
230-320 DEN 205
330-420 MLR 302A

The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW's affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships and the application process.

For 2013 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is $3,985. In addition, students pay for 15 UW credits, transportation, and personal expenses. Students are eligible to use their financial aid for this program and many scholarships are available that can bring the cost of attending close to the cost of a quarter at UW. For Autumn 2013, TWC guarantees a scholarship of at least $2500 for all UW students.

TWC's facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
Autumn Quarter/Semester 2013 (Aug-Nov or Dec), Competitive*: 5/3/13, Regular: 6/14/13
Spring Semester 2014 (Jan-May), Competitive*: 10/16/13, Regular: 11/13/13
Summer Quarter 2014 (Jun-Aug), Competitive*: 2/19/14, Regular 3/12/14
* Deadline for most scholarships

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more. If you can't make it, contact me, Meera Roy, for an appointment (available online at Information is also available at TWC's website,

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Summer Internships with Tethers Unlimited

Tethers Unlimited (TUI) is currently recruiting summer interns and they are particularly interested in recruiting budding Electrical Engineers. TUI based in Bothell, develops advanced space technologies for NASA and the Department of Defense. Their areas of research include advanced space propulsion, avionics and space instrumentation, underwater tether systems, and the fabrication and testing of spacecraft components.

Please visit the url below for more details on how you may apply for summer 2013 TUI internships.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Engineering Internship with URS Seattle

Requisition Number:
Interest Category:
Business Operations/Admin/IT
Interest Sub Category:
Information Technology
Job Title :
Engineering Summer Intern
Employment Category/Status:
Type of Position:
Minimum Requirements:
• Currently enrolled as a junior or senior at an accredited university with an Engineering major
• Basic knowledge of engineering principals
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely
• Knowledge of CADD, Microsoft Word and Excel
• Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test
Job Description:
The Engineering intern will work directly for the Facilities and Civil groups in the Engineering Department. Position will support Engineering design teams and be accountable to the Design Task Leader providing preliminary engineering calculations, document production and drafting support. Assist all disciplines and departments with engineering tasks. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those listed above.

Do the best work of your life! URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. The Company offers a broad range of planning, engineering and architectural design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, systems integration, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services for the U.S. federal government, state and local government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and other multinational corporations. We provide services for transportation, hazardous waste, industrial infrastructure and process, petrochemical, general building, water/wastewater, military facilities and equipment platforms, and defense and security programs.



All candidates can apply online at the following URL,

You are invited to Microsoft’s StarCraft Game Night!
Event Date: Tuesday 4/23
Where: CSE Atrium
When: 5-11pm

There are two options for attending StarCraft night; 1) Tournament Player and 2) Spectator. See below for more details on the event, as well as what it means to be a tournament player and a spectator. Please note that tournament spots are EXTREMELY limited, but there will be a lot to do as a spectator.

1-      Tournament Player
a.       We are looking for players with multiple experience levels, from beginners to experts.
b.      If you are a player you need to provide your own: , keyboard, mouse, and ear buds.
c.       Player check in will begin at 4:15 PM and the final round will be played at 9:30 PM
d.      Winner of the tournament wins bragging rights and a SURFACE!
e.      You need to RSVP to Becky ( by Wednesday ( TOMORROW 4/17) at 5pm. Your confirmation of tournament spot will be confirmed by 8am on Thursday 4/18.
2-      Spectator
a.       Cheer on your friends and fellow Huskies J
b.      Watch the tournament on a HUGE screen that will be up on a stage
c.       Heckle the broadcasters ( yes we are bringing in broadcasters!)
d.      Mingle with folks from the MSFT Competitive Gaming League
e.      Play XBOX or Kinect ( 4 separate stations set up across the atrium, multiple XBOX and Kinect games)
f.        Eat free food, we are going to have lots of food from Jimmy Johns and Chipotle. In addition we are working with a local bakery to have branded Starcraft cupcakes; additional snacks throughout the night as well.
g.       Spectator raffle, every hour on the hour starting at 6pm: ( Includes 2 chances to win and XBOX Kinect Bundles, Gift Cards, Sky Drive Memory, Games like Infinite Bioshock, Gears of War, etc….and many other things)
h.      Never heard of or played StarCraft? No worries, there will be a station hosted by the MSFT gaming league set up to do demos, and answer questions.
i.         Come and go as you would like….bring friends… open to everyone J
j.        No need to bring a resume this is not a recruiting event…. just a fun night sponsored by Microsoft.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Intel - Graduate Intern & Full-Time positions available - Signal Integrity & Board Design

This year, we have opened additional positions and I’d like to see if folks from UW would be interested.
My current openings are posted on with these requisition numbers & titles.
For Interns, we are looking for folks who already have their BS degree.

Direct Link to Job Description
Signal Integrity Grad Intern
Board Design Engineer Grad Intern
Hardware Engineer-Board Design
Hardware Engineer-Board Design

Seeking Student Volunteers for the 2013 International Microwave and RFIC Symposiums

Dear Students,

                I’d like to bring to your attention a great opportunity coming up in early June, to participate in both the International Microwave Symposium, and RFIC Symposium. Both of these events are part of Microwave Week and will be held at the Downtown Convention Center in Seattle, June 2-7th. This is the largest wireless event of its kind, held once a year, someone where in North America. We are fortunate this year to have the conference in Seattle, see below websites for details on the conference.

                We are currently looking for student volunteers from across the country. Given that our conference is in Seattle, I think it would be tremendous to have a strong presences from the University of Washington; rumor is that quite a few students from WSU an OSU have already signed up. J I would encourage any student with an interest in wireless related research to seriously consider volunteering for the conference. To submit an application to volunteer, please use the following website.

                There are A LOT of perks associated with volunteering for the conference and these include,

  • Free conference registration
  • Free registration for a workshop for each full day of additional work (half day for a half day workshop).
  • Food and beverages will be provided during hours of service, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  What student doesn’t love a free meal!
  • Eligibility to win great raffle prizes and have the opportunity to attend special events.
  • An invitation to attend the Student Reception and the Student Awards Luncheon.

UW will also have a booth during the entire conference. This will highlight some of the research that takes place both within our department, and across the University.
                For any questions related to student volunteering, please contact Ryan Pang,, who is the University Relations Chair. Below and in the attachments, you will find the official call for student volunteers. The deadline to submit an application is May 1st, so please consider applying very soon. Again, it would be great to have a lot of students from the University of Washington, given that the conference is in Seattle, so please sign up soon!




Dear Students,

We’d like to take this opportunity to invite the University of Washington to showcase your school’s activities and projects from a complimentary booth at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) this June 4-6. The IMS is one of the largest technical conferences and trade shows, covering all aspects of high frequency technologies and industry. The conference was last held in the Pacific Northwest in 2002 and we are excited to once again host IMS in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, where we will be able to focus the world’s attention on our universities, industries, culture, and environment.

I hope you will seriously consider making a reservation for a university booth. We believe that it will provide your school and your projects exposure to thousands of engineers and technical leaders in the radio frequency, microwave, and millimeter wave industries.  The opportunity to interact with leading industry professionals could lead to collaboration with key industry partners or inspire your next great innovation.  Meeting the many product representatives could also lead to invaluable contacts that ultimately provide sources of products and processes necessary for your continued research.

The IMS would also like to invite your students to serve as volunteers who help with many tasks that are critical to the success of the conference. IMS student volunteers receive a valuable introduction to the engineering community and to the high frequency industry. The experience of volunteering at IMS can lead to industry contacts that may eventually lead into a job and a career.  Student volunteers also receive some great perks, including:
  • Free conference registration
  • Free registration for a workshop for each full day of additional work (half day for a half day workshop).
  • Food and beverages will be provided during hours of service, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  What student doesn’t love a free meal!
  • Eligibility to win great raffle prizes and have the opportunity to attend special events.
  • An invitation to attend the Student Reception and the Student Awards Luncheon.

Please encourage your students to participate in what we believe is an invaluable experience. Students can find more information, including the registration form, at The deadline to register as a student volunteer is May 1st. Any questions should be directed to Ryan Pang (, 425-237-9549).

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of IMS. Please contact Candi Wooldridge (, 303-530-4562) for more information on university booths. Booth registration is done on a first-come-first-served basis; the deadline to register is April 15th.

Additional conference information can be found on the IMS website: We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Tom Raschko
IMS 2013 General Chair

Chris Rudell
RFIC 2013 General Chair