Thursday, November 7, 2013

Boeing Summer 2014 Internships

Interested in a summer internship with Boeing? Several will be posted to

They are scheduled to be posted on November 18, 2013 and will stay open for about 2 months.

13-1019729         Student – NC Programmer

13-1020408         Lab and Flight Test Engineering Intern

13-1020412         Industrial Engineering Intern

13-1020664         Manufacturing Engineering Intern

13-1020690         Metrology and Measurement Engineering Intern

Winter Quarter 2014 Engineering Special Topics Course: ENGR 202 Engineering for Social Justice


Join us this Winter quarter for an innovative new seminar! We’ll ask questions like:
  • How can engineers work for social justice at the drawing board and in their daily lives?
  • Who do we engineer for? Who defines the problems we solve? Whose work is considered engineering?
  • Is technology political? Who wins when a dam is built and who loses when an engineer designs a robot?
  • Why are women and people of color still so underrepresented in engineering classrooms?
These questions of the social and historical context of our discipline and the values undergirding our work are notably absent from most skill-focused engineering curricula. This seminar is intended to fill this gap by creating a space for engineering students to reflect on our impact on society and to imagine a new kind of engineering for the common good.

The course is open to all levels and all majors, including non-engineers. There are no prerequisites other than a desire to learn about the subject and participate actively in class. Course assignments will include readings, reflections, and conceptual designs. In class activities will be largely discussion based, focusing on weekly readings and the experiences and visions of students.

Want to combine engineering and social justice?

Email Daniel Ullom ( for an add code or more info!
ENGR 202 A | SLN#: 13947
Grading: 2 Credits | Credit/No Credit
Time: Mondays, 2:30-4:20 pm | Room: MEB 202
Facilitators: Daniel Ullom and Dean Chahim | Faculty Advisor: Susan Bolton More information online at:


ESRM 321 is an introductory business course designed for non-business majors and has NO prerequisites. We cover the basics of finance and accounting WITH SUSTAINABILITY * (environmental and corporate social responsibility) woven throughout the course. Both the professor and TA are former stockbrokers.
ESRM 321, Finance & Accounting From a Sustainability Perspective
NW and I &S credit, 5 credits, SLN 14102
TU/TH, 4:30-6:50 PM
ESRM 321 explores sustainable business through the lens of finance and accounting and offers an opportunity to learn about the connections between businesses, society, and the environment. This course first lays a foundation by reviewing basic finance and accounting concepts and models, followed by discussions/exercises relating to the stock market and investing; money and counterfeiting deterrence; financial institutions and the US Federal Reserve Board; and financial statements. Students will learn a tool for assessing corporate environmental, social responsibility, and financial performance and explore relationships among these three dimensions of sustainability’s triple bottom line.
* Various definitions of sustainability have been used, but all share a common understanding that sustainability refers to integrating environmental, social responsibility, and financial/economic elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

National Student Exchange Information Sessions

I am writing to invite you to consider the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE gives you an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE's beginning in 1968, more than 96,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:

·     broaden their personal and educational perspectives
·     experience new cultures
·     explore new areas of study
·     learn from different professors
·     access new courses
·     experience personal growth
·     meet new people
·     make new friends
·     live in a different area
·     investigate graduate schools
·     seek future employment

Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful; expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students from all over the country.

Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity (tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for participation will be done by NSE at UW, with selection by the host campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.

Think about it. Visit Talk with your parents, adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the details of the program, provide brochures, outline application procedures, and answer all of your questions.

The session schedule is:
Jan.13, 2:30pm
Jan. 16, 1:30pm
Jan. 21, 10:30am
Jan. 27, 11:30am
Jan. 30, 12:30pm
Feb. 5, 2pm

All sessions take place in Mary Gates Hall 173R (enter through 171).

The priority deadline for application is February 6, 2014. Applications received February 7th through February 13th will be considered on a space-available basis.

Leviton event today - entry-level and internship/co-ops!

LEVITON Information Sessions TODAY

EEB 303
·         Graduating in June?  Leviton is hiring for their Engineering & Product Development Program
·         Looking for an internship or co-op job?  They’ll be hiring for those positions soon
·         Jobs are posted on the Engineering Job Board –\coop\

ABOUT THE Engineering & Product Development Program

Leviton has identified the need for new engineers to apply their skills on a global stage and to learn the ‘business’ of engineering across multiple product platforms and markets. The world is fast-paced and Leviton is the smart place to apply your skills.
Do you have a passion for ingenuity and innovation? Do you want to be part of a team that designs and develops state-of-the-art solutions that offer great functionality, built-in intelligence, and supports sustainability?
If so, make the “Smart Choice” and apply to become a part of our Engineering & Product Development Program. This program is designed for high caliber engineers to get exposure across Leviton with four six-month assignments. You will learn that Leviton defines success by being the largest privately-held global provider of electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and energy management systems. Leviton offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Come join Leviton and launch your career today!
About the Program
As a program participant, you will complete four assignments (each assignment six months in duration) across Leviton’s global Business Units:
1. Energy Management
2. Networking
3. Residential
4. Home Automation Systems
5. Industrial / Electric Car Charging
Locations will vary but range from Melville, NY, Bothell, WA, New Orleans, LA to Tualatin, OR. Your projects may take you to other Leviton facilities and sites in Mexico, China, Canada and/or India.
Assignments are engineering-based, but will vary based on your talents and skills and may include:
· Product development (electrical, mechanical, software)
· Manufacturing Engineering
· Product Management
· Applications Engineering
This program allows participants to work with Leviton’s key innovators on projects that are critical to our business. You will have opportunities to network with employees at all levels of the organization, receive formal coaching and mentoring and be able to attend training that will be beneficial to your development.
Upon successful completion of this program, your newly acquired experience could lead you to a variety of opportunities across Leviton with the expectation of joining one of Leviton’s Business Units.
At the end of the program, you must be willing to permanently relocate to the State in which a position is available.
· Expected to graduate in May or June 2014
· Must be pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
· Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in mechanical, electrical, electronics or software engineering
· Prior intern, co-op, research and/or lab experience preferred
· Must exhibit leadership, analytical and effective communication skills
· Must be willing to travel and relocate for rotational assignments
· Must be committed to completing the two-year job rotation
Leviton at a Glance
· Nine out of ten homes in North America use products made by Leviton
· Industry professionals rank Leviton #1 in brand preference
· Portfolio of more than 25,000 products and 600 patents
· Employs more than 6,500 people
· Sales in 80 countries
· Privately-held, secure, long-term investment focused
More about Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial
buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. Through investment in research and development, manufacturing, distribution, human capital and training, Leviton is well positioned to respond to the needs of a changing marketplace. Leviton’s heritage provides a strong foundation for meeting and exceeding market expectations by bringing innovation to our industry.
If you are interested in this position, please apply by visiting our website at:
Leviton is an AA/EEO employer

ASUW is hiring!

The ASUW is still hiring for the 2013-2014 academic year! We are currently seeking applicants for our Computer Administrator position with experience with Linux/Unix software, PHP, MySQL, Apache, Windows Domains, SSH, and other Linux based server upkeep. Are you familiar with PHP code & Wordpress and interested in helping redesign the ASUW website? Apply to be one of our Webmasters! Applications for both positions are now available at 

Nov. 14 - WiSE Mentor Night - Register today!

If you haven’t already, sign up today!


for the woman engineering & science scholar

When:     Thursday, November 14th
Time:      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:   McCarty Residence Hall, ABC Rooms

Meet and engage with professional women from top companies like Microsoft, Boeing, HDR Engineering, Amazon, and f5 to name a few.  Get the chance through ‘speed dating’ type meetings to receive advice about engineering and science careers, academics, resume, and more. Ask all of your questions. This is an amazing opportunity to expand your network and find a mentor.

Space is limited so RSVP your participation TODAY  @

Looking forward to seeing you soon. 
Refreshments will be available.

To learn more about this event or UW WiSE please visit our website:
Or our Facebook Page:

WTR course offering: GRDSCH 630: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

GRDSCH 630: Teaching in Learning in Higher Education
Winter 2014
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20
(2 credits) CR/NC

Co-instructors: Calla Chancellor & Karen Freisem, Instructional Consultants at the Center for Teaching and Learning

Class description This course is designed for graduate students who are interested in becoming college or university professors. Activities and readings will revolve around evidence-based pedagogies and practices in higher education, focusing on effective course design and assessment as well as promoting active learning and an inclusive classroom. Students will produce a teaching statement and become familiar with expectations for an academic teaching portfolio. Student learning goals:
  • Build skills in promoting and assessing student learning, using technology effectively, and teaching inclusively. 
  • Assess one’s own teaching and plan for future development as a teacher. 
  • Develop materials for a teaching portfolio as a means to reflect on and document one’s work as a teacher.

Winter 2014: Navigating Career Options class + Career Success Certificate and additional offerings

Navigating Career Options
General Studies 350D (SLN: 14514
Curious how to link college to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what academic and career options are out there? Interested in finding ‘what is right for you’? Looking for support in figuring things out? 
Course Topics: * Strengths & Self Exploration * Career & Academic Options/Exploration * Experiential Learning; Internships * Job and Internship Searching * Social Media * Professional Networking * Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing * Career Fairs * Informational Interviewing. 
This career and academic exploration course is offered primarily for 1st and 2nd year students and/or for new transfer students. This class is targeted to students who have earned roughly 0-105 credits. General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3 credit course (graded CR/NC) and includes a lecture and quiz sections. Students register for the lecture and one quiz section. We are team-teaching this class. Guest speakers from throughout our campus and city will interact with students in both the lecture and sections. There is no text book for this course. Course materials will be provided.  For questions about this class, please email or call Patrick Chidsey (206.616.5803,
For students exceeding 105 credits, yet interested in career support and information, they are encouraged to access Career Center offerings, including our awesome Career Success Certificate program (which offers students a structured yet flexible plan for optimizing career and job-search success), in-house and online workshops, big, medium and small career and employer events, career counseling appointments and much more.

Graduate Writing Studios

ENGL 492 (2 credits)
"Graduate Writing Studio"
21022 ENGL 492 A M W 0830-0920 MGH 278
21023 ENGL 492 B T TH 0830-0920 MGH 278

In this course, students develop strategies they can apply to graduate writing tasks from their chosen disciplines, or to completing papers for publication and other professional purposes.

Upon completion students will have a better understanding about the conventions of writing in their academic fields. Students will analyze and report on writing in terms of:
  • Structure and layout of a successful article or paper written in their field or for their department courses
  • Vocabulary and rhetorical/grammatical style
  • Guidelines for department papers or for journal submissions
  • Citation style

Students will also be asked to apply the above conventions to a paper that they have written or are in the process of writing for a course or for publication in a journal. These could also be proposals/papers for conference presentations, or other professional projects.

No add codes are required for registration. *Please note that a course fee of $713.00 is charged in place of tuition. Students will need to check with their department to see if they will cover the cost of the class. Departments who agree to pay for the course can do so by contacting the UW Professional & Continuing Education Registration Office at 543-2310, and providing them with a budget number. Students who do not receive funding from their department will need to pay for the course when winter tuition is due.

Contact Amy Renehan ( if you have questions about the course or registration.

Student Volunteers Sought for University Disciplinary Committee

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC).  The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University. Students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code can appear before the University Disciplinary Committee or may choose to have an informal hearing with a Community Standards and Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Additionally, the UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in January 2014 and will complete their term at the end of December 2014. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be enrolled full-time (either undergraduate or graduate) and be in good academic standing. Additionally, students must be able to commit to meeting as a committee 3-5 hours per month and should be interested in gaining leadership skills through serving on this University Wide Committee.

Students are selected at random from those students who identify an interest in the University Disciplinary Committee and then training is provided for those selected. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held at the beginning of Winter quarter in January and details will be provided to selected students.

If you are interested in submitting your name for random selection of students to serve on the UDC, please email me directly at In your email, please include your name, major, college or school, and year in school. This is the only information I need prior to randomly selecting students. The deadline to submit your name for random selection is 5pm on Monday, November 18th. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Monday, November 25th.

UW EIC Team Formation Nights Nov 14 & 20 + Prototype $$$ info!

Interested in the Environmental Innovation Challenge? See the graphic below about team formation nights. Of particular interest to EE students, the Washington State Clean Energy Institute has provided $15,000 to fund prototype development for student teams from across Washington.  In order to qualify for this funding, teams must focus on tech innovation in solar energy, electrical energy storage, and the software or hardware for renewable integration with the grid.”

AND, there will be an additional prize at the Challenge:
$5,000 Clean Energy Award, UW EIC April 3, 2014
Solar, electrical energy storage (batteries), and renewable integration with the grid.

Monday, November 4, 2013

MESA Tutor Training Program - we want you!

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle.  Starting this month, you can train to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for local middle and high school students.  

WHO: Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with middle and high school students from underrepresented groups.  We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.  MESA tutors must attend our fall MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop, enroll in our 1 credit winter, weekly seminar and commit to working 2-3 hours per week in the winter and spring in Seattle Public Schools.  And in case you were wondering....STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering/Environment and Math.

WHAT: Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program.  Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (  We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science. 
1) MESA STEM Tutor Training.  This is a 6 hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle middle and high school students in math and science.

2) Winter 1 credit seminar and service learning.  This is a weekly, winter quarter seminar designed to enrich your tutoring skills and provide a cohort-based learning network through short readings, activities and discussions of your weekly tutoring experience.  You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and then tutor your small group as part of the seminar experience.  This will be available in the Winter Time Schedule (C ENV 490).  Please email me for an add code.

WHERE: Ocean Sciences Building Room 310 for the fall MESA STEM Tutor Training

WHEN: 1) MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills -  Monday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 20 from 2:30-5:30 (we will provide snacks!).
             2) Winter 1 credit seminar and weekly tutoring (please contact me for an add code when registering for C Env 490).

Questions?  Please email

If you are interested, please fill out this survey to join the program.  We look forward to working with you!

Please Join Us at The Law School Fair- November 14th, 10-2pm, HUB!!

Have you been thinking about attending Law School and wanting to know more about your dream Law school? Then don’t miss the annual Law School Fair, sponsored by The Career Center and the Pre-Law Student Society (PLS).

When: Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 10-2pm
Where: HUB (North Ballroom)
Who: All are welcome!

Representatives of more than 80 law schools from across the country will be on our UW Seattle campus looking for potential new students-like you and to answer any questions that you have regarding to their program! At the Law School Fair, you can interact and talk to admissions staff, pick up brochures and applications, ask questions and learn more about the schools which interest you. You may make a lasting impression on a representative from the school of your dreams or discover that the perfect school for you is one that you hadn’t considered.

For a complete list of attending law schools, please visit:

Questions? Please email or call 206-543-0535

Peace Corps Application Workshop - This Wednesday!

Do you want to be overseas with Peace Corps in 2014?
Or just need a little help understanding the application process?

Come to the:
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
SAV 138

Whether or not you’ve started your Peace Corps application, this workshop will answer questions, point out common errors, and help you to be a competitive applicant and a stellar interviewee.

I hope to see you there!

Kristy Humphreys
UW Peace Corps Representative

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship for seniors & recent grads - UW application process

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2013-14) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2012-13). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $37,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2014-15 projects are:
·         Democracy
·         Nuclear Policy
·         Energy & Climate
·         Middle East Studies: Native or near -native Arabic language skills essential.
·         South Asian Studies: Strong background in international relations, strategy and military issues, comparative politics, and/or international political economy is essential. Quantitative data manipulation skills essential (fluency in R, SPSS, or Strata a plus). Note: foreign language skills not required.
·         China Studies: Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
·         Japan Studies: Japanese language skills required.
·         Southeast Asia: Background in politics and economics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
·         Economics: Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
·         Russia/Eurasia Program: Excellent Russian language skills required.

Eligibility requirements:
·         Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
·         No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
·         The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials. UW’s contact for this is Robin Chang,, 206-543-2603, MGH 171, in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
·         You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).
·         Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.
·         Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

Additional information, campus application procedures and forms are available at

UW Seattle and Tacoma students interested in seeking nomination should contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

Acoustics Society of American UW Student Group Meeting

To ASA Student Members in Seattle,
Interested in acoustics? Do you use acoustics in your work? Do you want to meet with other ASA student members? Then join us for the first general meeting of the newly minted, Seattle Student Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America (SSCASA) on Thursday, 7th November. Get in on the ground floor as we plan our activities for the year 2013/2014!
New to SSCASA? We'll tell you what we're all about at this meeting. Our Charter and By-laws are also available on our website:
R.S.V.P. to our Facebook event page:
Membership forms will be available at the meeting. Membership is FREE!
Refreshments will be provided.
Location: College Inn's "Snug Room" (4000 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115)
Date: Thursday, 7th November, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.