Friday, May 10, 2013

City of Seattle Internships

The City of Seattle posted the last of our Summer Internships this week. Please visit the Student Opportunities page at to see what is available.

Don't miss SEBA's 'Lab to Leadership Program' - Apply now!

Dear Students,

We want to raise awareness for  an awesome new program that we are hosting called, 'From the Lab to Leadership.'
SEBA has formed a unique partnership with The Leadership Edge, the leading industry expert for developing business skills in scientists, engineers and their executives. Hired by many of the industry's top companies, they have graduated over 4,000 scientists and engineers from their program, From The Laboratory To Leadership.  They understand business and what it takes to be a successful scientist or engineer in a commercial setting. Now, for the first time, The Leadership Edge is partnering with SEBA to bring a customized management development program to students.
SEBA would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend Lab to Leadership, an exclusive program customized to help scientists and engineers to become business leaders. This program will focus on developing your skills in management, teamwork and communication  – skills required to succeed in industry.
After graduating from this course you will:
  • Have stronger interviewing skills as a result of gaining  a greater understanding of your future industry and a better awareness of what qualities hiring managers seek in candidates.
  • Be able to differentiate yourself from your peers by leveraging the tools and techniques learned in the class.
  • Have developed management skills that will position you for success as you transition from academia to a commercial setting.
  • Understand how to apply management, teaming and communication skills to address issues that arise in industry settings through the use of corporate sponsor-prepared case studies.
  • Two, eight hour sessions led by a certified The Leadership Edge Facilitator (June 6th and June 19th ) – Detailed Syllabus attached
  • Cost to student: $50 (Actual value of $1,300, difference covered by scholarship funds provided by SEBA and Corporate Sponsors)
  • Program is limited to 20 students
  • Program will close with a networking event hosted by SEBA and attended by corporate sponsors, providing you with an exclusive opportunity to meet with industry representatives.
To find out more details of the program, check out our website here. Applications will close at 11:59pm on May 17th. 
Click here to apply today!

Design Help Desk Announcement

The Design Help Desk offers free advice for members of the University of Washington community who are seeking to improve their visuals for presentation and

Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters—and receive help
from a designer on staff. Design consultants are Design Division graduate students. 

The Design Help Desk started as a collaboration between Prof. Karen Cheng (Visual Communication Design) and Asst. Prof. Marco Rolandi (Materials Science and
Engineering) funded by the National Science Foundation. The Design Help Desk is now supported by the UW College of Engineering and the UW Design Division.

Read about the Design Help Desk in UW Today! Also, see our paper, "A Brief Guide to Designing Effective Figures for the Scientific Paper."

Tuesdays, 4-6pm

No appointment necessary, drop-in only

UW Allen Library Research Commons, Red Room C

Design Consultant for Spring 2013:
Jason Petz, M.Design candidate


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Environmental Innovation Fall Practicum-Register now!

Innovation in Cleantech + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet

ENGR 498, ENVIR 495, ENTRE 443/543
Fall Quarter 2013 (2credits)
Tuesdays 4:00-5:50 pm, Paccar Hall 394
Instructor: Deborah Hagen-Lukens,
No prerequisites, recommended for juniors, seniors and grad students
The goal is to discover the universe of cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and to raise awareness of how you might be part of that solution.  You’ll form teams around problems you identify, and present your solutions to the class.  Although not required, teams are invited to compete in the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge April 3, 2014.
The seminar consists of a selection of required readings and a series of industry experts who will speak on a specific cleantech topic. You will work in teams to present a proposed solution to an environmental problem. The final deliverable for the class is a 5-10 minute presentation.
Required Text: The Way Out: Kick-Starting Capitalism to Save Our Economic Assby L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen.  Course topics will include:
  • Environmental challenges and opportunities linked to cleantech.
  • How to translate an idea into an actual device/product/company 
  • Market assessment (who would be the customer for this product or service?)

Career Services for Graduating Students and New Grads

The Career Center is ready to serve your graduating students as they transition into the working world.  If we can be of assistance in any of the following ways, please encourage your students to come in:

§  Resume & Cover Letter Development or Review
§  Personal Statement Review
§  Interview Skills
§  Interview Practice/Mock Interviews
§  Networking
§  Using Social Media to Network & Find Jobs
§  LinkedIn Profile Development or Review
§  Job Search Strategies and Employer Connections

We’ll be partnering with the UW Alumni Association to offer additional career-related services to recent graduates and alumni during the summer months.  The following events may be of interest:

§  Resume Fest (Resume Reviews) – Thursday, June 20 from 8:15 am – 4:00 pm  (Free)
§  Resume & Cover Letter Workshop – June 20 at4:00 pm (Free)
§  Alumni Dependable Strengths Workshop – June 21 & 24 ($160 – UWAA members; $200 – non-members)
§  Summer Career Fair – June 27 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm  (Free)
§  Career Launch Workshop (Resumes & Cover Letters, Job Search, Interviewing Skills and Lunch) – July 11 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  ($35)
§  Alumni Panel & Networking Reception – July 17 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm  (panel - $5 – UWAA members, $7 – non-members; reception - $7 - UWAA members, $10 – non-members)
For additional information, please see The Career Center calendar at

Summer Position with UW Student Calling

Make up to $13.50/hr with base pay of $9.19/hr.
Join other students in raising support for UW! Call UW alumni/donors, gain valuable work experience, and learn about schools and departments from guest speakers and deans.
Shifts are: Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Sat 10am-2pm, and Sun 1 pm– 5pm & 5pm-9pm
  • UW Students Only
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Relaxed and Fun Work Environment
  • Very Flexible Schedule
  • Convenient Office Location
  • Quarterly Raises
  • Nightly Bonus Opportunities
To obtain an application, visit the Student Calling Program on the 1st floor of the UW Tower:
4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Visit our website at:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Postdoctoral Opportunity at NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA Glenn Research Center¹s (GRC) is seeking suitable candidates to apply for a 2-3-year postdoctoral opportunity tenured at GRC in Cleveland, OH. The full description of the opportunity is described in the attached file which is posted at the GRC section of the NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) site at:

Interested candidates may directly contact Dr. Gary Hunter (216 433-6459), the Principal Advisor for the research Opportunity, for further discussions.

Join us for this FREE graduate recruitment fair – Friday, May 17th from 9am to 12pm at the ECC Unity Room!


The 2013 EIP/McNair Spring Research Conference would like to cordially invite you to attend a special Graduate Recruitment Fair, sponsored by the UW EIP/McNair Scholar’s Program and GO-MAP, taking place on Friday, May 17th, from 9:00am – 12:00pm in the Unity Ballroom at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), located at 3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE.

Dozens of UW graduate programs have been invited to participate, as well as numerous universities from across the nation.  If you are interested in continuing your academic course of study in graduate school, or have wondered what graduate school may mean to you, this is a prime opportunity to talk with an advisor who may have the answers you are looking for! 

Join us for this FREE graduate recruitment fair – Friday, May 17th from 9am to 12pm at the ECC Unity Room!

For more information on GO-MAP visit us at:  For a more general overview of Graduate School, visit:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

EIP, McNair, & GO-MAP

Getting Ready for Year 2: Kick-start Your Scholarship Search

Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop offered by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, in collaboration with Housing & Food Services, provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships, many of which will have deadlines during fall quarter. Join us to start planning and get ahead on what will be a busy fall.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-6:20pm, McCarty Hall AB
  • Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-6:20pm, Poplar Hall 105
RSVP to attend either session at

Monday, May 6, 2013

Explore Jobs and Internships Based on School & Major

Graduation is approaching and it's a great time for students to check out entry level job and internship opportunities on AfterCollege.

We just rolled out Explore, which helps students explore different opportunities available to them based on their school, major and graduation date.

COMPASS Science Communication Clinic - Finding Your Message, May 21-June 6

Tu & Th 1p-2p (MAY 21-JUNE 6) in FSH 213
This 3-week, fast-paced workshop is designed for graduate students (2nd year or later) who are on the cusp of publishing their science and have a strong desire to get their messages out beyond the ivory tower. Students will better understand the latest research on effective science communication and engagement; learn tools for developing clear messages about complex research findings; and practice talking about what they do - and it why matters - in clear, lively terms. The clinic will be taught by Liz Neeley and Heather Galindo (COMPASS and Affiliate UW Staff).
Although this clinic will not be offered for credit this term, it is essential professional development and will fulfill the prerequisite for future clinics on engaging with the traditional and online social media in Spring 2014.

What is COMPASS?
COMPASS is a non-profit dedicated to helping scientists connect themselves and their science to the wider world. By giving scientists the communication tools they need, and by bridging the worlds of science, journalism, and policy, COMPASS works to ensure that science is better understood and used by society.

About the Instructors
Liz Neeley (COMPASS Assistant Director of Science Outreach) designs and leads communications training for faculty and researchers across the country, including the prestigious Aldo Leopold Leadership program. She specializes in the social media and multimedia components of COMPASS communications trainings and outreach efforts. She is the contributing author of Escape From the Ivory Tower: A Guide To Making your Science Matter.  Chances are you've seen her at major seminars and media events across campus live-tweeting.
Heather Galindo (COMPASS Assistant Director of Science) helps connect science and scientists across a diverse range of topics and catalyze synthesis through workshops, conference symposia, presentations and peer-reviewed papers.
How to Apply:
Please upload the following information to the COMPASS Catalyst drop box, here, by 5pm on Friday, May 10. 
Expected Degree:
Expected Graduation Date:
Title of actual/almost published paper:
Journal submitted to:
Describe your research in 50 words or less, assuming the audience is intelligent, but not necessarily in your discipline.
Why do you want to participate in this Clinic?
What do you hope to get out of this Clinic?
Do you plan to take Clinic 1 (Communicating with the Media)?
Do you plan to take Clinic 2 (Communicating via Social Media)?