Friday, October 4, 2013


Do you have a passion for your subject area?     Do you enjoy helping others?
CLUE is a program that can partner with you to reach these goals. CLUE is currently accepting applications for multiple positions, listed below, for the 2013-2014 school year.

If you are interested, see further information on the CLUE website. Applications will be due Fri Oct 11, 2013.

Open positions:
  • Computer Science Drop-in Tutor
  • Korean Drop-in Tutor
  • Front Desk Manager

Thursday, October 3, 2013

MATLAB & Simulink Technical Seminars at University of Washington Oct 15th

The MathWorks would like to invite you to attend a pair of free technical seminars on MATLAB being held at University of Washington in the Student Union Building (HUB) room #334 on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013.

Please register if you think you would like to attend either of the sessions so we can plan accordingly for seating and hand-outs. A registration link is provided below.  

There is no charge, and any interested faculty, staff, researcher, or student is welcome to attend. Feel free to pass this invite along to anyone you feel would be interested.

The presenter will be David Meissner, MathWorks Application Engineer.

Session 1:


Designing and Modeling a Multi-Domain Physical System in MATLAB

When: 10:00 AM – Noon, October 15th, 2013

WhereStudent Union Building (HUB) room #334.

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM        Registration and Sign-in (Walk-ins welcome)

10:00 AM – Noon          Designing and Modeling a Multi-Domain Physical System in MATLAB

The purpose of these sessions is to demonstrate how MATLAB and Simulink can be used to design and model an electrically driven mechanical system.  The concepts you will learn in this session can be applied to image processing, computer vision, robotics, control design and embedded systems applications.  We will develop an object tracking algorithm in MATLAB (in the morning session) and then (in the afternoon session) use Simulink to design and model the mechanical and electrical components of the motor.  We will also show how to design and automatically tune the controller to optimize system performance. 

AM Session:  Developing an Algorithm in MATLAB, Case study in Data/image acquisition and analysis

Highlights include:

·         Accessing data (from files or hardware)
·         Analyzing and visualizing data in MATLAB
·         Publishing and deploying the results
·         General information about Simulink and Simscape

We will end the session with time for open Q&A

This session assumes attendees have little or no prior experience with MATLAB; however experienced users will see some useful features demonstrated.


Session 2:

Modeling and Controlling a Physical System in Simulink and Simscape

When: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, October 15th, 2013

WhereStudent Union Building (HUB) room #334.

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM        Registration and Sign-in (Walk-ins welcome)

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM        Modeling and Controlling a Physical System in Simulink and Simscape

The purpose of these sessions is to demonstrate how MATLAB and Simulink can be used to design and model an electrically driven mechanical system.  The concepts you will learn in this session can be applied to image processing, computer vision, robotics, control design and embedded systems applications.  We will develop an object tracking algorithm in MATLAB (in the morning session) and then (in the afternoon session) use Simulink to design and model the mechanical and electrical components of the motor.  We will also show how to design and automatically tune the controller to optimize system performance. 

PM Session:  Case study in modeling an object tracking mechanism

Highlights include:

·         Realizing the MATLAB algorithm for real-world use
·         Designing a controller and simulating a dynamic system
·         Performing feedback control design and optimization
·         Automatically generating code for prototyping
·         CAD import into SimMechanics

We will end the session with time for open Q&A

This session assumes attendees have little or no prior experience with Simscape or Simulink; however experienced users will see some useful features demonstrated.
Attendees need not have attended the AM session.

Although there are no exercises or hands-on activities planned, we will be distributing the presenter’s code examples and slides via email to anyone that attends either session.

Attendees are welcome to ask questions throughout the sessions, and should feel free to arrive late or leave early if your schedule requires you to do so.

Space still available! Science Communication Clinic | Starts Monday | ENVIR 500A

COMPASS Science Communication Clinic Fall 2013 - Finding Your Message -
M & W 1:30-2:50 (October 7-30) in FTR 106 | 1 credit CR/NC

This 4-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.

This clinic 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.

Clinic instructor Heather Galindo is the COMPASS Assistant Director of
Science. She 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 send the attached application form to

If the application form didn't make it through as an attachment, either
request one or send an email with the following information:
- Name, affiliation, degree program, expected graduation date.
- Describe your research in 100 words or less.
- What attracted you to the course (2-3 sentences)?
- What do you most hope to walk away with (2-3 sentences)?

Apply Now! Husky Leadership Certificate

The Husky Leadership Certificate is looking for the next cohort of students. Are you involved in leadership work on campus or in the community? Through a student group, a class, work, or other responsibilities? Yes? You should apply!

By completing a Husky Leadership Certificate, you’ll be able to articulate what you’ve learned from your leadership activities and why they matter. You’ll document your leadership knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through an e-portfolio and reflect on your growth and development as a leader. Why does that matter? If you think you might apply for graduate school, a fellowship, or a job, then you’ll be expected to write and talk about how you got to be who you are.

You’ll work with an assigned faculty or staff mentor throughout the academic year who will be a guide and sounding board through this process.

Space is limited.  Application deadline: Thursday, October 24

For more information and to apply, please visit this link:

You can also learn more about the Husky Leadership Certificate by attending one of the following information sessions:

Thursday, 10/3:  4-5pm in HUB 340
Tuesday, 10/8:    4-5pm in HUB 214
Monday, 10/14:   5-6pm in ECC Conference room
Wednesday, 10/16:   12:30-1:30 pm in MGH 171E

Project in Energy Efficiency in SEAL

We are looking for a student or two to start this quarter on a project that is dedicated to design of energy efficient high voltage filters. Tasks include device assembly, experiments, calculations. Initially, the position is for credit only, will be converted to paid position based on performance in the subsequent quarters.

The quarter already started, thus, it needs to be a pretty quick decision. Please send me your resume, transcript, and email cover letter if interested.

Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195

Information Sessions for Students Interested in the Foreign Service

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships Information Session:
MGH 171E (inside suite 171)
Join Ambassador Gadsden for information about the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs, which provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are especially encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

Careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information Session:
MGH 173R (inside suite 171)
Join Ambassador Gadsden for information about career opportunities within the United States Department of State Foreign Service, options available, preparation to become a competitive candidate, etc.

RSVP to attend either or both sessions at These sessions are being offered as part of the Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair on Oct. 10, 10am-2pm. For complete Fair details, please visit

VMware visit Tuesday

VMware top engineers want to meet students Tuesday, October 8
Two events are being hosted to make sure all interested students have a chance to meet them!

VMware - Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
EEB 303

VMware – Tech Talk
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
EEB 105

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

UWROV Recuitment

The University of Washington's Underwater Robotics Club (UWROV) is recruiting new members in Electrical Engineering to help construct an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  The ROV will compete in the international MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) competition held in Michigan this June.  Members will be responsible for a certain aspect of the project throughout the entire building phase.  This will include designing, building, testing, documenting and raising funds.  All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome!  If you are interested or have any questions please attend our informational meeting next Tuesday, October 8th at 5:30pm.  We will be meeting in our shop at the Old Ocean Building (OCE) room 158.
See you there,
Ryan Cox

Custom-built tools for UW students!

In an effort to help students accomplish their work, we’re spreading the word about three mobile apps built by UW-IT in response to student needs: SpaceScout, MyUW Mobile, and Notify.UW. 
  • SpaceScout helps students find campus study spaces that meet specific criteria, and has just released a new feature--real-time display of computer availability. No more waiting around for a computer! 
  • MyUW Mobile gives students on-the-go access to information they need most: class schedule and location, textbook info, and husky card balances.
  • Notify.UW lets students sign up to be notified (via email or text) about openings in specific courses. 
More information can be found at

Texas Instruments Technical Sales Program Information Webinar

There is going to be an information session for the Technical Sales Program for Texas Instruments tomorrow, Oct. 3rd, at 3PM PST, and also on Thursday, Oct. 17th at 4PM PST. Each session is one hour long, and will give an explanation of what it is to be in technical sales, functions of the job, etc.
If you have questions about the program or related topics, you can contact our alum Mike Schetter.
The website is: If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask, and I hope to be back up there in the NW next year!

On Campus Tutors Needed in Physics

I am an instructor at the University of Washington Instructional Center which is under the auspices of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.  I can be contacted by email at, by phone at 6-3502 or directly at 3930 Brooklyn Ave NE.  More information about our mission can be found at

The IC Physics and Engineering Program is located in the IC Annex. We provide drop-in support for all undergraduate physics and engineering courses, but 100 and 200 level classes have priority over upper division classes. We are currently in need of qualified tutors to provide instruction one on one or to small groups in a drop-in environment. Work study money is helpful but not required.

The GREEN Program - Renewable Energy and Sustainability Education in Iceland and Costa Rica -New Program Dates

Dear Student,

The GREEN Program is a short-term experience which combines hands-on education, adventure, service learning, cultural immersion and global networking to create an unparalleled learning experience in Iceland & Costa Rica. This program becomes a launchpad for the future innovative leaders of tomorrow.

Upon completion of the GREEN program you will receive:
* Experiential Education visiting several renewable energy facilities
* Service Learning through community service projects in impoverished areas
* Adventures such as surfing, glacier & jungle hiking or tectonic plate snorkeling
* Cultural Immersion in local indigenous tribes, eco-lodges or animal rehabilitation reserves
* Entrepreneurial inspiration developing your own green venture
* Access to our alumni network with job opportunities and industry connections
* Custom letters of recommendation based on your capstone project
* Transferable academic credit awarded by Reykjavik University

Costa Rica 12 days Winter and Summer, 9 days Spring
Five forms of renewable energy, action-packed adventures, cultural immersion, memories for a lifetime all in paradise.

Iceland 10 days Summer, 8 days Winter and Spring
Noted as the greenest country in the world, Iceland is an untapped reserve of energy and adventure. We have partnered with Reykjavík University's Renewable Energy and Sustainability Master's Program (REYST) and the School of Science and Engineering to provide quality insight into the industry from the leading innovators.

Dare to be different. Dare to be you. Challenge the world. 
Define your career path in 10 days.

SAVE The DATE: WiSE Fall Lecture Series Program & Qualcomm Autumn Lecture Series - REGISTER TODAY

The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
2013 Autumn Quarter Lecture Series
Wednesday Evenings in October

Time:             6:30 – 7:30pm       Doors open @ 6:00
Location:       UW Seattle Campus - Kane Hall 220  

On-line Registration is NOW open

Lectures are FREE but registration is required. Open to Student, Staff and Alumni.

 October 9, 2013          Wednesday

Presenter:     Denise Wilson, Associate Professor, UW Electrical Engineering Department

TITLE:  The Education of Engineering Emily.
What is in Engineering Emily’s way?  The potholes and pitfalls along the road marked by a career in the sciences, engineering, or technology generate many a way ward adventure and calls for creative and persistent navigation.   From her research in engineering education and her own long term experience as an engineer in the corporate and academic sector, Prof. Wilson will share the types of experiences that typically limit success, happiness, and persistence for many students and professionals in engineering and the types of strategies that can overcome these difficulties.  

October 16, 2013     Wednesday 

Presenters:  Edree Allen Agbro, Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant and CEO, Interpersonal Skill Coaching, LLC; Oghale Agbro, Consultant, Practioner-Human Behavior and Relationships

TITLE: Represent You. The Personal Empowerment of taking your place as a future leader.  
Do you find yourself trying to keep up or fit in with an Image as defined by the latest media venture? It is a cycle that can be creative and colorful but also negative and destructive.  Through teaching and leadership skills coaching within the corporate and academic arena, Coach Allen-Agbro has gained a wealth of experience to share with you. Learn how to identify and replace the limiting images, create and personalize the Brand of the true YOU, and market the image of your choice that will make a huge difference in your life, leadership and career goals.  

 To learn more about QUALCOMM our 2013 Sponsor please visit:
 To learn more about UW WiSE please visit our website:
Or our Facebook Page:

UW Entrepreneur Week: Oct. 14 - 18 You are Invited!

The UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship presents:
Entrepreneur Week
October 14 – 18, 2013
Events are FREE and open to UW students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Seattle entrepreneurial community.

EntreWeek Highlights:
Monday, October 14
Think Like a Start-Up
Kelsye Nelson (
Kristen Hamilton (Maveron)
Dan Price (Gravity Payments)

Off the Vine Ventures: Pinot Noir Meets Vodka and IPA
Emerald City Beer Company
Sound Spirits
JM Cellars
Zino Society

Tuesday, October 15

Venture Capital Walk - UW students only. Spots are limited – sign up now!
Second Avenue

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Deploying Emerging Energy Technologies
Peter Christensen (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) 

Wednesday, October 16

Thursday, October 17

Start-up Walk: Data Analytic Companies - UW students only. Spots are limited – sign up now!
Simply Measured

165 Minutes from Start to Pitch Perfect - UW students only. Spots are limited – sign up now!
Pitch Competition for all students, you’ll be given a theme around which to create a business pitch.

Friday, October 18

Entrepreneur University - Buy your special student rate ticket, click here!
resented by the Northwest Entrepreneur Network:

Click here for a list of all Entrepreneur Week 2013 events. Add events to your Google calendar.
 Contact: Samantha Ogle at or 206-616-8687.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Graduate Students Wanted for UW User Experience Studies

UW-IT is currently undertaking various efforts to improve student experiences. Recent efforts include MyUW, SpaceScout, and UW Event Calendar.  Beginning in Autumn 2013, we will be conducting multiple user research studies in order to better understand the experience of students and their information needs.

If you are interested, please sign up or learn more at<>.  By completing this survey, you agree to be recruited for user research studies for the purpose described above. Students who are selected and participate in the studies will be compensated.

Interested in the Effects of Technology on Economic and Social Development?

What is TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study? An introduction to our research and people for UW students
TOMORROW  October 2, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Roosevelt Commons Building (4311 – 11th Ave NE), 4th floor, Multi-Purpose Room
Can’t make it person? Join us online via Adobe Connect via
Are you a UW student interested in the effects of technology on economic and social development? Do you wonder if mobile phones will replace PCs? Curious about open data and open research? Passionate about access to technology, communication, and information resources? Well, we have a great event for you! Come learn about the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) and the U.S. IMPACT Study on October 2, 2013! At this event, we will introduce TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study, two research groups focused on issues like digital inclusion, impact & evaluation, and access to information, communication, and technology resources.
While especially targeted to UW students new to the university community, both TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study are always coming up with new interests and projects so students who know us already are encouraged to come as well. We’ll cover the fields we operate in, our missions, research projects, and other activities. You’ll meet the fabulous researchers, program staff, and students who work at TASCHA and the U.S. IMPACT Study. For those interested, we’ll also discuss how UW students can get involved with our research. There’ll be plenty of time for questions and discussion, and of course, yummy refreshments!
We hope to see you there!


The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of social scientists, engineers, and development practitioners to conduct research, advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most.
The University of Washington U.S. IMPACT Study team is investigating the use and users of public access computing centers through a series of studies designed to gather and disseminate information on the impacts these centers have on the individuals, families and communities taking advantage of their services.

Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority Recruitment

Monday, September 30, 2013

GO! and Fritz Scholarships information

Application & deadlines
The fall deadline for GO! and Fritz Scholarship applications is Thursday, November 7 at 5pm.  The application is available online starting October 1 at  It requires an 800-word essay (see but no letters of recommendation.  Students studying abroad in winter or spring 2014 should apply at this deadline; those studying abroad in summer, early fall, or fall 2014 will apply at our late April 2014 deadline.  We expect to be able to notify November applicants about whether they have been selected to receive a scholarship by early December.

Information sessions & events
We’re offering 2 information sessions this fall:
·         Tuesday, October 15 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171
·         Wednesday, October 30 from 3:30 – 4:30pm in MGH171
We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of the application and discuss tips for crafting a competitive personal statement.  Students may email me at to schedule an advising appointment if they can’t attend an information session.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Wednesday, October 30 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in MGH171.  GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to share stories and answer questions.  Delicious international snacks will be served!

Eligibility requirements
Fritz Scholarship: 1) UW undergraduate, 2) Declared social sciences or humanities major by the application deadline (see for a list), 3) at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA

GO! Scholarship: 1) UW undergraduate, 2) Resident of Washington state, 3) Eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise for the academic year in which the application deadline falls

Outstanding Opportunity in RF Engineering at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado!

This email is to call your attention to an opening at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. The NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) has an opportunity for a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer to work on electrical engineering design and development of atmospheric instruments as a principle member of a technical team of engineers and scientists in support of meteorological research.

This position will be responsible for the field deployment and operation of EOL atmospheric instruments such as wind profiler radars, other remote sensors, and in-situ sensors.

Responsible for oversight of the deployment and operation of EOL instrumentation, primarily the Integrated Sounding System (ISS). This includes preparation of equipment for field projects for meteorological research; ensuring its proper operation, calibration, and performance; diagnosing problems; maintenance and upgrades of existing systems; supporting field operations; and directing staff in these endeavors.

Works as a key team member in the specification, design, development, and upgrade of atmospheric instrumentation, including remote sensing Radio Frequency (RF) transmitters; receivers; antennas; high speed analog/digital (A/D) circuits; and Digital Signal Processing DSP interfaces. Performs engineering system design and performance analysis using Computer Aided Design (CAD) models and simulators. Directs the work of technical staff in the implementation of new systems.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and at least 3 years’ engineering experience; or a Master’s degree in engineering and at least 1 year of experience; or a Ph.D. degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with the experience in developmental engineering.

To view the complete job description and to apply, please click here:

Scholarship Info Sessions this week!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students will host numerous information sessions this week about how you can earn up to $4,000 this year if you conduct leadership or research activities.  Not sure what "leadership" or "research" activities are?  Wondering if your project qualifies?  Come to an info session and find out!

Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one session):*
Mon. 9/30, 3:30-4:20 p.m. and 4:30-5:20 p.m.
Tues. 10/1, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Wed. 10/2, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Thur. 10/3, 3:30-4:20 p.m. and 4:30-5:20 p.m.
*Information Sessions listed above will be held on the Seattle campus in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171-E, in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD).  No registration necessary.

All UW students pursuing a Bachelor's degree are eligible; there are no restrictions for class year, residency status, major, or home campus.  Another round of applications will be accepted in Winter quarter, but it's good to start planning now!

Begin the online application and learn more on our website.  Email with any questions.

COE NSF Grad Rsch. Fellow Wrkshp: Oct 11 (Fri), 12:00-1:30, 303EE

TO:    Seniors, First Year and beginning of Second Year Graduate Students

 FROM:  Mary Heusner, Director of Research, College of Engineering

 SUBJ:  *NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop*

*October 11,
(Fri), 12:00-1:30 p.m., EEB Rm 303

The College of Engineering invites you to an NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop for

This workshop will be an informal panel session including NSF GRF awardees plus a
recent panelist,Dr. Jim Pfaendtner, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering.  There will be time for questions and answers!
  • NSF GRF due: *Nov 
    4, 2013
    for Engineering, Computer & Info. Sciences & Engr, Materials Research. 
  • Applicants should be US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents. 
  • Three reference letters must be submitted by November
    , 201
    , 5 p.m. PACIFIC Standard Time. 
Please see the NSF-GRFP URL below for more eligibility
requirements and guidelines.