Friday, May 17, 2013

Critical Systems Incorporated Scholarships

 are offering 2 scholarships per year to 3rd and 4th year undergrad students in engineering and science.  Note that the first scholarship’s open period is next month.  The 2nd one (winter award) will likely be targeted to work study or design project related efforts.   We will be ferreting out those ideas over the next couple of months.  I would guess that this will morph in a number of ways over time as we bring in industry partners, etc.    We will work on the timing of this going forward as well.

Also to verify, in the spirit of maintaining fair and equitable approach, our only administrative requirement for the schools is that this is posted on a web page that is accessible to any student who would be interested.   Beyond that, it’s up to the school re: how to get the word out.    Also, in addition to maintaining a level playing field, the ability to show our potential industry partners where it’s posted on the participating schools’ websites will help make it more concrete, and consequently easier to bring them on board and garner more funds for the scholarships going forward (the “build it and they will come” approach).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Course Announcement--GRDSCH 630: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Summer 2013--Full Term)

During Summer Term 2013, the Graduate School will offer GRDSCH 630: Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.  This is a graduate seminar course focused on the exploration of tools and resources for teaching, and the development of a teaching portfolio.  

GRDSCHL 630: Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
Summer 2013, Full Term
Gould 117
Wednesdays, 9:40-11:50
Co-instructors:  Theresa Ronquillo & Karen Freisem, Instructional Consultants at the Center for Teaching and Learning

Students will be able to:
  • Plan and teach classes in ways that promote and assess student learning, including topics such as incorporating technology,teaching inclusively, and creating a community of learners in the classroom
  •   Assess one’s own teaching and planning for future development as a teacher
  • Develop a teaching portfolio as a means to reflect on and document one’s work as a teacher
Our course flyer and more information can  be found on our website:  Please circulate this announcement widely among your graduate student networks. Thank you!

Questions?  Email us at or call (206) 543-6588.

Rockwell looking for engineering sales interns

We are looking for a candidate in the engineering program that wants the most interesting and rewarding internship out there!   Here is a link to the job posting.  I encourage any interested candidates to submit here.  Note - this job indicates Denver - but it is actually for Seattle.  If you or your staff have any recommendations, we would be happy to consider them as well.  To be as efficient as possible however, we would still like folks to apply on line.

Do you recommend I include anything else?  If you are able to post to Husky Jobs - we would like to have a submission date by Monday May 13th (I know that is quick!)

Ideally, we are looking for students with the following qualifications:

·         Between Jr/Sr or So/Jr years in school.
·         3.0 or higher
·         Ability to learn quickly, apply knowledge in front of customers to sell products and services
·         Engineering Students with any internal or external customer and/or sales experience is a plus.
·         Any Engineering Degree may apply - best suited for Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Chemical, Industrial programs
·         Self-motivated - able to pull together team to help solve a customer's problem
·         We look for candidates that may be suited for a future full time Sales Engineer Job at our Company after graduation
·         Permanently eligible to work in the US
·         Access to a personal vehicle during working hours
·         Able to work full time during the summer
Other notes about the internship
·         Located in Bellevue, likely travel to customers throughout the Northwest
·         Paid internship, 12 weeks
·         Our local sales team will provide training and guidance to the sales process - no need to have previous knowledge of our company's products and services.

>From the hiring manager about a role in Sales Engineering:

As a degreed engineer myself (BSEE 2003) I didn't think of sales when I was in school. That seemed like a job for someone else - I wanted to design circuit boards!  When I got into my first internship as an application engineer at Rockwell Automation - I got to interact with customers as well as our company's sales people.  I realized, this is where the fun happens!  Over time, I transitioned into a sales role, where I get to apply problem solving to help customers.  I have been able to work with interesting applications - from a company that makes Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cakes, to Paper Makers, to Hydro Turbines at Dams for Power Generation.  You get a chance to see how many customers apply engineering concepts to make products and run a process.  My goal is now to help students get access to this fun and unique career earlier in their job search.  Take a look at this opportunity and imagine where it can take you in the future!


2. Bottom right hand corner, click on "Browse Student & New Graduate Opportunities"
. Click on "search openings"
requisition number

Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships Autumn 2013

The goal of the Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the nation's capital, under the aegis of the National Research Council’s Space Science Board. The autumn program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline for applications is 7 June. Candidate(s) selected for will be contacted no later than 5 July. Additional information about the program, including application procedure, can be found at

teaching opportunities at Seattle University

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for part time adjuncts for the 2013-14 academic year.   The salary is $1280 per work unit.  Below are the course descriptions and schedules. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Agnieszka Miguel at
Fall quarter:
ECEGR 201:  MWF  7:45-8:55am  (4 work units)
ECEGR 304:  MW   3:40-4:55pm (lecture) and Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:50pm (lab)  (6 work units)

Spring quarter:
ECEGR 461:  MW 3:40 – 5:20pm  (4 work units)

ECEGR 201:  Digital Operations and Computation
Digital processing of information and data, number-systems, Boolean algebra; design of hardware for registers, counting, and arithmetic operations; organization of computers, storage, and input/output. Introduction to simple logic circuits. Elementary concepts of programming, assembly language, and computer simulation. Open to all university students.

ECEGR 304:  Microprocessor Design
Design of digital components and subsystems of a typical microprocessor. Assembly language programming, memory access, Instruction processing, peripherals. Three lectures and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ECEGR 201, CSSE 151, and junior candidacy.

ECEGR 461:  Data Communications
An introduction to the concepts and methods of data communication. Systems, protocols, and controls used in data transfer. Media employed for data transmission and multiplexing techniques. Long-range and local networks used in data and computer communications. Prerequisite: ECEGR 201 and junior candidacy or permission.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Peace Corps Information Session!

Attention Juniors!
Starting to think about life after graduation?
Interested in having an overseas experience while working to alleviate important issues in the developing world?
Have you considered Peace Corps?

Please join us for our last information session of the year!

Peace Corps Information Session
Thursday, May 16th
Parrington Hall 108

Monday, May 13, 2013

Research funding: WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here:
Deadline: May 31

Levinson Emerging Scholars Program

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here:
Deadline: May 31

To apply for either or both of these opportunities, visit:

Undergraduate nominations for Excellence in Teaching Award

We would greatly appreciate your sharing the following information about the opportunity for undergraduates in your department/school to nominate an outstanding professor for Mortar Board’s 10th annual Excellence in Teaching Award. Would it be possible to send your students an immediate e-mail announcement of this special May 21  deadline and opportunity?

For your convenience (and for the convenience of your students), I have
attached a nomination form. Your students can submit nominations

Mortar Board has a long and proud history at the University of Washington.
Students selected for membership have impressively represented many majors
and endeavors in their distinguished scholarship, leadership, and service.

Should you need further information or have any questions, please feel free
to contact the Mortar Board chapter directly (