Friday, May 24, 2013

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

Eligible for Pell Grants? Planning to study abroad in spring 14 or later? Come to a Gilman Scholarship info session on Wednesday, 6/5 from 1:30 - 2:30pm in MGH171!
It'll be led by UW Student Celia Gurney, who received the Gilman Scholarship for her study abroad in Brazil. Visit for more info about the Gilman Scholarship!

Are you planning to study abroad during the spring of 2014 or later? Are you a Federal Pell Grant recipient? Do you want help covering the costs of your study abroad program? 

If you answered yes to all three of the above questions, you should come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop! 

Every year, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is awarded to hundreds of undergraduate students who want to study abroad but have limited financial means. You could be one of those students - all you have to do is apply. The next application cycle ends October 1, so if you're interested, now is the perfect time to start planning. 

To learn more, come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1:30-2:30 in MGH 171. At the workshop, you will:
-       read and analyze sample essays
-       begin working on your own application
-       learn money-saving travel tricks
-       talk to a past recipient about her experience
The workshop will be led by Celia Gurney, a UW junior who studied in northern Brazil this past fall.

PhD Programs at USC: REACH 2013

Greetings from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  I hope this letter finds you well.
The Viterbi School is pleased to announce its annual REACH event for prospective Ph.D. students, October 24-25, 2013.
REACH brings to the University of Southern California campus talented students from all over the U.S. who are considering pursuing a Ph.D. in an engineering field. This event is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American. Travel expenses to and from Los Angeles, hotel lodging, and meals are subsidized by the Viterbi School.
Students with a background in engineering, mathematics, or a physical science who are entering their junior year in fall 2013 are invited to apply to REACH. As a selected participant, students will attend presentations by faculty about doctoral research opportunities; tour the USC campus and the engineering facilities; meet with current students to learn about graduate student life; and attend workshops on applying for PhD admission and funding graduate study. This experience will provide participants a unique opportunity to gain valuable tools and resources to prepare for application to doctoral programs upon graduation.
I encourage you to share this message with your talented students. They can visit the REACH webpage for more information and to complete an interest form (application will open in summer 2013).

Looking for Study Space?

UW-IT wants to remind you about a Web and mobile app that helps you find the perfect place to study. Check out SpaceScout at on your browser or smartphone, or download the app from iTunes.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hot off the presses - another summer internship for EE students!

FREE UNIT TESTING Internship (paid position) with Pactera
Mobile Phone free unit Testing internship for 3-6 month with possible extensions.
a.       Experience with Smartphone (Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone)
b.      Familiar with basic phone functions and applications such as voice call, SMS, MMS, photo, email, web browser, etc.
c.       Knowledge of wireless communications including UMTS, Wi-Fi, LTE, etc.
d.      Experience with VoIP base service like Wi-Fi calling and location base service like aGPS navigation on phone
e.      Ability to investigate and track issues on a Smartphone using available tools
f.        Basic knowledge of Smartphone hardware and software
g.       Willing to test fundamental features, functions, and applications and services of a cell phone

You can apply through co-op:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quality Engineer Opening at Dynacraft

Company Information
PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!
Dynacraft, a PACCAR Company, is headquartered in Algona, WA, which is a suburb of Seattle. Dynacraft is a diversified global manufacturer of PACCAR medium and heavy-duty truck parts sold under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. For more than forty years, Dynacraft has provided the company’s truck manufacturing divisions and PACCAR Parts service parts division with high quality components, subassemblies and specialized services. Dynacraft has two manufacturing facilities in Algona, WA and Louisville, KY.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Frontline Quality Assurance contact for PACCAR OEM’s & suppliers
  • Product and/or process auditing for a portion of shift
  • Provide analytical support to Dynacraft process owners regarding product / process quality issues
  • ISO 9001 internal quality auditor
  • Identify and facilitate improvement initiatives utilizing customer feedback to help identify opportunities to resolve quality issues
  • Perform on-going customer material and warranty inspections, possibly on-site
  • Training facilitation (ISO 9001, SPC, Internal Auditing, Closed Loop Corrective Action, CI Tools)
  • Ensure all Dynacraft standards are maintained.
  • Benchmark other PACCAR locations and non-PACCAR locations for best practices
  • Participate in developing and executing Quality department goals and objectives
  • Review and validation of customer warranty claims including inspection of failed parts to determine failure root cause and facilitate correction action to prevent future failures.
  • Conduct Warranty data analysis and generate reports of claim statistics.
  • Coordinate return of failed parts from PACCAR dealers and customers
  • Implement new program to facilitate effective recovery of supplier related warranty costs.
  • Identify and implement warranty agreements with customers and supplier for new product during initial phases of APQP process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Excellent communication skills along with proactive thought
  • Basic understanding of Quality Management tools, measuring equipment
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications including National/International standards
  • Three (3) years directly related experience
  • Must possess PC based computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products, familiarity with Minitab or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate team efforts and work under minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Experience with ISO 9000/9001/14000/14001, TS16949, or QS 9000 QMS’s in a related capacity
  • Candidate must have flexibility to work 2nd shift
  • Bachelors degree in technical, business, or related professional certification
  • Project management training/experience
  • SAP experience
  • Lean / Six Sigma training/experience
  • AIAG tool usage/experience

Additional PACCAR Website Information
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Internal Information
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Job Board Information
If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Electrical Design Engineer - Electronic Systems 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