Friday, April 26, 2013

Summer Certificate in Business Essentials

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. The Summer Certificate in Business Essentials may be of special interest to engineering students because it provides:
·         Opportunity to cover the major business pillars of knowledge in one summer
·         Integrated curriculum with capstone business plan project, unique among UW business courses
·         Ten, 6 of which are Individual & Society Area of Knowledge (I&S)
·         Interaction with students from diverse perspectives since it is open to any major (except business majors)
·         Tuesday/Thursday schedule which fits well with MWF engineering courses
·         Access to industry professionals who now have adjunct or lecturer appointments with Foster School of Business
Come to information meetings Wednesday May 1 and/or Thursday, June 6, Mary Gates Hall, Room 420, 3;30 to 5:00 pm 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.
Business Essentials, 10 credits, 6 of which are I&S
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
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
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
 Find web information here: Summer Quarter Certificate Programs

SWE Roaring Twenties Ball May 17!

Roaring Twenties Ball!
May 17th, 7:30pm
HUB South Ballroom
for DINING, DRINKS, DANCIN' and a DARN good time!

Your favorite Engineering Ladies are hosting a Roaring Twenties Ballto celebrate the end of Spring Quarter. Finish off the school year with this unforgettable night glittering of love, bliss and extravagance! If you're a senior, don't miss out on the last fun event that you will have as a UW student!

 Event site:

The Joint: HUB South Ballroom
The goods:
·  Open to all kinds o' cats (all majors)
·  Live Swingin' Band - playing modern music!
·  Free ritzy Italian cuisine catered by Bay Laurel
·  Spiffy chocolate fondue fountain
·  Swanky (formal) attire suggested
·  Moonshine for 21+ (professional bartender)
·  Themed free photo booth with wacky accessories! Keep your memories forever...
THEME is Roaring Twenties: Reference the Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and Some Like it Hot for Outfit Ideas. Don’t be the only one looking like you just finished from lab.
Your secret password:
$15 pre-sale
$20 after May 1st

Find us on Facebook: Roaring Twenties Ball

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Summer 2013 Online classes: Renewable Energy and Bioenergy classes I/S / NW credit A term or B term 5cr each

Both these classes are (I&S/NW) in Summer qtr. and online (no addition fee).

Only 30 spaces in each!

BSE 190A: “Renewable Energy and Bioenergy”
Prof. Renata Bura
Summer Quarter 2013 (5 credits)
A term only, SLN 10601
Online class

BSE 190B: “Renewable Energy and Bioenergy”
Prof. Kevin Hodgson
Summer Quarter 2013 (5 credits)
B term only, SLN 10602
Online class

Summer Career Fair Volunteer Opportunity

Greetings from the Career Center!
The Summer Career Fair is back! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming 2013 Summer Career Fair on June 27, 2013 from 2-6 PM in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8AM- 8PM, 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:
1.      Your name
2.      Your email address
3.      Your hours of availability on the day of the Spring Career Fair (June 27, 2013)

By June 24th, 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!

RF High Power Electronics Position with Synrad

Synrad Electronics Engineer – RF High Power
4600 Campus Place, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Please apply by sending your resume to

Since its start in 1984, Synrad has delivered more CO2 lasers to industry than any other manufacturer.  We operate on a simple philosophy - to design and manufacture a range of high technology products that are easy to use, reliable, and affordable - thereby opening up new applications for sealed CO2 laser technology worldwide.   Designed for incorporation into a wide range of equipment, our sealed CO2 lasers are found in cutting and engraving machines, laser marking systems, and custom laser processing tools in virtually every industrial marketplace.   Based on our patented "All Metal" tube technology, there are now over 100,000 Synrad lasers in use throughout the world.

The successful engineer will be responsible for participating in the specification, design, development, documentation of RF circuits to drive Synrad laser products from concept through to production.   If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a smart team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

·         Work closely with senior engineers in the development of high power, 100 watt to 1000 watt, RF sources in the VHF frequency range for new laser products, support existing designs, analysis and resolution of manufacturing and customer issues.
·         Design and development experiments and prototypes of RF circuits, laser gas discharge loads and other equipment and facilities.
·         Perform all phases of RF hardware development including system architecture, design, component selection, schematic capture, PCB design, BOM creation, test and debug.
·         Perform RF measurements and characterization of modules, circuits, and components.
·         Create detailed test plans both at the module and system level.
·         Conduct experiments and computer simulations.
·         Collect accurate and conclusive test data and maintain detailed documentation.
·         Develop positive relationships with other engineering disciplines and other company functions, such as PCB, hardware, mechanical, firmware, software, system test, production test and mechanical engineers involved in the design process.
·         Demonstrate ability to work well within a cross-functional team and mentor others.
·         Adhere to aggressive deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

·         BSEE or Physics (MSEE or advanced degree preferred)
·         2+ years of related experience with high power (>100 watt) RF design
·         Experience in the area of EMI design and compliance testing is a definite plus.
·         Experience working with RF gas discharge plasma loads is a definite plus.
  • Must be experienced with RF design software.
  • Experience with schematic capture software.
  • Proficient in the use of RF lab test equipment such as a Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, RF Signal Generator, Power Meter, and Oscilloscope.
  • Appreciation for DFx (design for cost, test, manufacturing).
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
  • Communicates effectively on a technical level.
  • While we emphasis the ability to work in a team, the candidate must also be effective as a single contributor as the situation warrants.

Synrad is a subsidiary of
GSI Group.   GSI Group, Inc. is a global leader and supplier of laser-based solutions, precision motion controls, color management, and semiconductor systems.  The company is traded on the NASDAQ exchange (GSIG), with more than $350 million in sales.    More information about GSI and Synrad is available on the companies’ websites at and 

Please apply by sending your resume to

We offer a competitive compensation package; 401(k), full health and welfare benefits and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.   Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our fast growing track of continuing success.

GSI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   No agencies please.

Join Tableau for Student Careers Night
When: Monday, May 13, 4:00pm
Where: Tableau Seattle headquarters:
837 N 34th St, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98103

It's been said that companies with the happiest employees rise to the top...
...and we agree! Tableau was named one of Washington’s Best Workplaces in 2012 by Puget Sound Business Journal – come see why.
Visit our headquarters on Student Careers Night to hear about our technology, experience our culture, and learn about jobs that could be the perfect fit for you, a recent graduate or student. We’ll be talking about roles within…
…and we can’t wait to tell you about them!
Register online at: 4:00pm - Welcome and Product Demo 4:30pm - Break-out Information Sessions 5:15pm - Networking and Office Tours with Tableau Employees *Light refreshments will be served

Put together an Academy-Award winning professor from the nation’s most prestigious university, a savvy business leader with a passion for data, and a brilliant computer scientist. Add in one of the most challenging problems in software – making databases and spreadsheets understandable to ordinary people. You have just recreated the fundamental ingredients for Tableau.
With a culture founded on breakthrough innovations built by people who have a passion for helping people, this is just our beginning. Now we're growing like crazy and looking for great people to join our crew. Check out our openings at

837 N. 34th Street, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98103



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

EE Positions with Kenworth

Join “The World’s Best®” Engineering Team!

Do you have a passion for vehicle design?  Do you want to work on industry-leading products that are setting the bar for fuel economy, low greenhouse gas emissions, and exceptional quality?  Join a group of high-performing professionals who pride themselves in developing innovative products.  Kenworth design engineers focus on product development from conceptualization to implementation on the production floor. See your designs making a difference on the open highway!

Kenworth offers unique career advancement opportunities ranging from engineering design, manufacturing operations, product planning, marketing, and many other business functions. 

Diagnostics Engineer
Electrical Design Engineer
Embedded Software Developer

Requirements are engineering knowledge of truck regulations, operating, service, and performance environments; development of integrated embedded software solutions for heavy truck/commercial vehicle applications and management and performance of design, development and testing of electronic and embedded software components.

BSME/BSEE, Computer Science degree required.  Previous work experience preferred (internships).  Proficient PC skills and project management tools; Pro/E experience or other solids modeling software.   

Excellent benefits and competitive salary.  Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

To find out what Kenworth Truck Co. and the Pacific Northwest have to offer, visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity

GPSS Upcoming Events!

Science and Policy Summit 
GPSS is also offering a series of professional opportunities for you to work with expert communication tools to develop language and practice science communication strategies while presenting your research (in any field). If you are interested in presenting a DAWG TALK or signing up for the POSTER SESSION email Kristen Hosey ( NOW. Space is limited, but there will be prizes for the best presentations, as well as light refreshments and wine at both events. Bring your friends! Presentations range from students in Law, English and Linguistics, to Earth and Space Science, Genetics and the Built Environment! These events are open to all graduate and professional students so join us!

DAWG Talks Competition
Tuesday, April 30th, 6-8pm,
Burke Room
At this event presenters will be given 10 minutes to present their research in a TED-style Talk format. Come and listen to your fellow students and researchers talk about their research over light refreshments in the Burke Museum. Vote on your favorite presenter over free wine and cookies! Interested in presenting? Submit an abstract about your talk TODAY:

Want more information? You can find more info on our facebook page here: <>

3rd Annual GPSS Science Policy Summit: Fuel for the Future
Thursday, May 2nd,
HUB Lyceum

Along with a poster session and competition with prizes awarded by FOSEP, there will be three panels discussing: Working Towards a Cure For HIV (12:30pm), Advances and Hurdles for Renewable Energy (2pm), DNA Base Pairs to Baby Bedsides (4pm) You can find more information about the speakers for each panel, and the event itself, on our facebook page here:

To sign up for this poster session, register TODAY here<>.

Can't make either but want to learn about how to talk about your research? Come to the Science Communication Workshop Tuesday, May 14th, 3:30-5pm, HUB 334 Develop your skills in the synthesis and communication of ideas, research, and other complex subject matter at the GPSS Science Communication Workshop. You don't have to be a scientist to benefit from this FREE WORKSHOP, where you will learn new ways of organizing and communicating ideas to your peers, parents, grandparents, the media and policy makers.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Interview tips from employers! May 2

Employer Conversations: Successful Interviews
Thursday May 2nd
Hub 250

Employers Coming this Year
TRC Staffing
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Concur Technologies
Seattle City Light

Event Details
Presentation (4:30-5:30)
The presentation focuses on a staged mock interview featuring one of our peer advisers (Domonique) as the interviewee and Sr. Counselor (Vic Synder) as the moderator.  After each question and answer we'll pause to allow panelists to provide feedback and offer suggestions on how it could be improved. 

Q&A + Networking (5:30-6:30)
Following the mock interview (around 5:30 -5:45), the audience will have time to ask questions and interact with the employer panel. Typically, students remain afterwards to continue asking questions and we have stretched the event another half hour (6:00– 6:30) for students to mix and mingle with the employers.

You do not need to RSVP for this event, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions can be directed to the UW Recruiting Coordinator, Dean Kirkpatrick, at

My Husky Story to award cash for best UW student-created video

Every UW student has a story — about how he got here, what she’s discovered, how they’ve learned to stand out, or fit in. The UW students who tell their stories the best can win $1,500, $1,000 or $500.

The My Husky Story video contest is seeking student-created videos that show how UW students spend their time outside of class. A panel of judges will award $1,500 to the first place winner and $1,000 to the runner-up. The student video with the most likes on Facebook will win $500.

Videos must be submitted by May 14. The semi-finalists will be posted by May 21. And the winners will be announced on May 28.

Details are at

Winning and selected videos will appear on UW websites and UWTV to promote the UW student experience. The contest, sponsored by the UW Provost’s Office, is open to UW undergrads and grad students from all three campuses.

Call for Proposals: Harlan Hahn and Dennis Lang Awards for Disability Studies – Spring 2013

The UW Disability Studies Program is pleased to offer three scholarly awards:

Dennis Lang Award for UW undergraduate and graduate students (up to $500)

Harlan Hahn Student Scholarship for UW undergraduate and graduate students ($500 - $5000)

Harlan Hahn Research Award for UW faculty and staff ($500-$5000)

Student proposals will be considered for both the Lang and Hahn scholarship awards, but students cannot win both awards in the same academic year. All deadlines are Monday May 13th by 5 p.m.

Student awards

The Dennis Lang Award and the Harlan Hahn Scholarship are merit-based monetary awards for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington who demonstrate promise in the field of Disability Studies.

Applicants should have

• a minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to disability studies (including, for instance, courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant or scholarly work conducted as a graduate research assistant)

• evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g., work, volunteer or activist experiences, academic outreach) and/or disability studies scholarship.

(The Lang award is for students who “embody Dennis’ spirited commitment to and academic excellence in field of Disability Studies”; the Hahn award is for scholarship in the field of disability studies.)

Award funds may be used for:
• Travel to conferences as a participant or as a presenter
• Support for academic research projects (e.g., surveys, incentives for subjects, books)
• Development or support for activist endeavors (e.g., web development, meeting support, etc.)
• Assistance with accessibility issues
• Other academic/activist goals pertaining to disability studies

To apply, please submit:

• a personal statement that includes a) a brief proposal for how the funds will be used; b) a statement about how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria; and c) a short description of the applicant’s disability studies related experience, research and/or career goals.
• name and contact information for a reference
• resume/CV
• academic transcript

Please make sure all materials are contained in one document.  Submit to the dropbox at by 5:00 PM May 13.

Faculty/staff awards

The Harlan Hahn Research Award is for full or part-time UW faculty and staff for projects that include, but are not limited to:

• Pedagogical research in disability studies, including course development.
• Travel and attendance at a disability studies related conference.
• Research and writing of a publishable article or manuscript on disability studies.

To apply, please submit:

• a proposal (1-2 pages) that describes how you will use the grant, including a brief personal statement of how this support will advance your research and/or education in disability studies and the outcomes expected;

• a one-page budget

Please make sure all materials are contained in one document.  Submit to the dropbox at by 5:00 PM May 13.

All award notifications should be made by June 1. Questions? Contact Kurt Johnson,

The number and amount of the awards will depend on the quality and quantity of applications.

Faculty, staff and students from any of the three UW campuses are eligible to apply.

Recipients will be expected to lead a Disability Studies brownbag discussion or other public presentation and provide a short written summary of how the grant funds were spent before the end of the academic year following the award.

For all awards, activities must be completed by the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Past performance under these awards will be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous award winner.

The University of Washington’s Disability Studies Program Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund was established by the generous gift of the late Harlan D. Hahn, disability activist and political scientist. For more information on the Harlan Hahn Fund, please see: .

The Dennis Lang Award was established by the generous support of the University's Disability Studies community.  For more information on the Dennis Lang Award, please see: