Friday, January 10, 2014

Student Unix System Administrator Position in EE

The Nikola Project which supports the TIAL <HTTP://>, MELODI, and NTML <HTTP://> labs in the Electrical Engineering department is seeking a student System Administrator to assist with project work and daily maintenance of roughly 250 Un*x (Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD) and a few Win7 systems.

To qualify you must have some experience with Unix or Unix-like (Linux, Solaris, etc) operating systems. Excellent candidates will be willing to learn (a lot) quickly, and have a helpful attitude. Experience with IP networking a plus. Programming experience also a plus.

You do not need to be a CSE or EE major. System administration skills training will be provided with expectation of quick grasp of concepts and a willingness to be challenged. Hiring preference will be given to candidates who are already experienced with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (or related releases).

This is a long-term position hopefully lasting two to three (or more) years. You must be available to work as an undergraduate for at least two years to apply. The position requires at least 12 hours per week, preferably more. Work times are mostly flexible. The job is year round, including the high probability for full time during the Summer and term breaks.

The position is open to full-time undergraduate students at the University of Washington. Work study is helpful but not required.

To apply, submit your resume (in text, postscript, or PDF only) to <>. Please be sure to indicate how long you expect to be an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. Application is open until filled.

System Engineer Position at Okanogan PUD

POSITION:                            System Engineer
COMPANY:                           Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County
SALARY:                               DOE
DEADLINE TO APPLY:      Open until filled
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with Power Option.  Must have good oral and written communications skills. Duties will include but are not limited to: system planning and analysis; transmission and distribution design; review of electrical system operation and coordination; project management; developing equipment and bid specifications; after-hours standby duty; power quality analysis; economic evaluations.
TO APPLY: Send resume and salary requirements to Human Resources, Okanogan County PUD, P.O. Box 912, Okanogan, WA  98840-0912, fax 509-422-8371, email  Job description and applications are available online at

A. Job Summary
The System Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for: assisting in and performing distribution system planning; assisting in and performing substation, transmission, and distribution design; operation of electrical system; engineering studies and projects; technical support; engineering standards and specifications; and performance of other duties as required. This person will work very closely with other System Engineers and provide backup during personal leave and to otherwise balance workloads.
B. Essential Functions
 System planning: Responsible for working with the Engineering Manager on planning and design to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operation of District substations, transmission and distribution facilities.
 Assist with and perform substation, transmission and distribution system design: Work with the Engineering Manager and Operations to identify system improvement projects. Interpret scope and requirements of projects, develop alternatives, economic evaluations, evaluate environmental impacts, recommend action, implementation and project management.
 Operation of electrical system: Determine voltage control settings, relay settings, equipment sizing. Review operation of system to ensure adequate delivery voltage and equipment operates within ratings. Design and implement solutions to electrical system problems.
 Engineering Studies and Projects: Work with the Engineering Manager to produce system studies, feeder modeling, load flow, voltage, fault current, VAr flow and loss analysis. Design and analyze protection settings and coordination, SCADA, AMR, grounding systems, control circuits and electrical equipment. Work to solve and prevent problems related to customer interface including motor start, harmonic loads and other power quality problems.
 Technical support: Provide engineering support for District employees, residential, commercial, irrigation, and industrial customers. Review and recommend system design changes to engineering personnel to ensure proper operation of District facilities.
 Engineering standards and specifications: Specify equipment, engineering and construction practices. Perform detailed engineering evaluation of events, practices and materials. Determine electrical and mechanical requirements for equipment purchases. Prepare specifications and bid documents. Make decisions on purchase and construction practices.
 Performance of other duties as required: Includes performing after-hours standby duty; membership on job-related committees; review professional engineering statement of qualifications; represent District in contacts with general public, developers, contractors, utilities and agencies.
 Travel/unusual working conditions: Attend local and regional meetings as required. May be required to work beyond regular workday and/or on call, as in the event of an outage. \
 Perform other duties as assigned.
C. Qualifications
1. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Experience with a variety of computer equipment, spreadsheet, word processor, CAD, database and project management software; distribution analysis programs; ANSI, IEEE, NESC, NEC, WAC and other applicable standards; voltage control; system protection; coordination and settings; transmission, distribution and substation design; AMR, SCADA, project management; construction procedures; writing specifications and standards; ability to communicate technical subjects to customers and employees; ability to adapt to, learn, and perform duties of a new nature. Demonstrated ability in getting along with others: Daily contact with public, customers, news media, other utilities and agencies. Able to work closely with other engineering peers and other District employees to accomplish goals of the District’s strategic plan.
2. Experience/Education:
A. Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent school and appropriate work experience.
B. Professional Engineer’s License or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer’s License within four years of the hire date.
C. Four (4) years electric utility experience.
D. Typical Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Works indoors and outdoors; sits for extended periods; moves cross country over rough terrain in all weather conditions; operates office machines including personal computers with keyboards, calculator, copier and telephone; uses small tools; possesses visual abilities necessary to discern images on a computer screen; reads blue prints and schematic drawings; operates a motor vehicle; possesses verbal and aural abilities to communicate effectively in person and on telephone; lifts up to 50 pounds.
E. Additional Information
Some travel is required. Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License. Keeps Engineering Manager informed on daily progress in problem areas. The above is no

Thursday, January 9, 2014

REU 2013: Summer Research at the University of Southern California

Greetings from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. I would like to introduce you and your students to the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the University of Southern California.

This REU program allows students completing their Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. University housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are invited to attend our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, January 15  at 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time to learn more SURE program benefits and the application process. To register for this webinar and to review a complete list of research projects available, students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage or review our digital SURE brochure.

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who will begin their senior year in fall 2014 and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. The deadline to apply for SURE 2014 is February 3.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. We look forward to connecting with your students.

Best regards,
Laura Hartman
Director, Graduate Recruitment
USC Viterbi School of Engineering


Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation's top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. For more information, visit:

The application for the 2014 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is now live!  APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014. 

To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming Amgen Scholars Program Information Session:


--Monday, January 13th - 12:30-1:30 pm in MGH 171
--Thursday, January 23rd - 2:00-3:00 pm in MGH 171

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FYP NOW HIRING : FIG Leaders and Orientation Leaders

FIG Leader & Orientation Leader Recruitment has begun! 
More information can be found at upcoming application workshops (details below) or at   
Application Workshops & General Recruitment
·         Thursday 1/9- FIG 3:30pm/ OL 4:00p  in Mary Gates Hall, rm 120
·         Monday 1/13- FIG 3:30pm/ OL 4:00p  in Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), rm 306
·         Wednesday 1/15- FIG 3:30pm/ OL 4:00p  in HUB, rm 141 – Commuter Commons
·         Friday 1/17- FIG 3:30pm/ OL 4:00p  in Mary Gates Hall, rm 120
·         Tuesday 1/21- FIG 1:30pm/ OL 2:00p  in Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), rm 306
·         Thursday 1/23- FIG 1:30pm/ OL 2:00p  in Mary Gates Hall, rm 120
·         Friday 1/24- FIG 1:30pm/ OL 2:00p  in HUB, rm 141 – Commuter Commons
Questions about the positions available? FIG –, OL –

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards winter scholarship search and application workshops for undergrads

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering upcoming sessions for undergraduates (and alumni) on scholarships for graduate study in the UK, searching for scholarships generally, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations. And as always, undergraduates applying for any scholarships are encouraged to use our advisers for application support and feedback.

UK + Ireland Scholarships Information Sessions
                    Thursday, January 23, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
                    Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
                    Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
                    Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., 173R MGH Conference Room
                    RSVP to attend any of these sessions at

The UK + Ireland Scholarship application process provides students with the opportunity to present their qualifications for the campus nomination for scholarships that support graduate studies at colleges and universities in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  These scholarships are the Churchill, the Marshall, The Mitchell and the Rhodes.  The Gates Cambridge does not require a campus endorsement or nomination; however, notifying the Office of your intentions to apply allows us to connect you with resources and to support the development of a competitive application.

Winter Quarter Scholarship Workshops

Scholarships 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
                    Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
                    Monday, January 27, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

Specifically designed for freshmen or first-quarter sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Scholarships 201 for Continuing Students
                    Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
                    Thursday, February 6, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CV/Resume Writing
                    Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 12:30-1:20, MGH 171
                    Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae ("CV" or "vitae") is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Personal Statement Writing
                    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
                    Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation
                    Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
                    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

Strong letters of recommendation can give your applications an edge, but many students wonder who to ask for letters and what is the best way to ask for a strong letter.  Getting great letters of recommendation requires thought and planning, and this workshop will guide students through the process.  Getting Great Letters of Recommendation Workshops provide tips and strategies for developing strong relationships with potential letter writers, an overview of the necessary materials and information needed by letter writers, strategies for asking for a letter, and advice on follow-up.  RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are also welcome.

CLUE is hiring a Statistics tutor

Are you interested in Statistics? Do you like helping out your fellow classmates?

If so then you want to apply for the CLUE Statistics Drop-in Tutor position. Please read the job description on our website for Drop-in Tutors to see if you qualify. If you want to apply please send your resume, cover letter, and copy of your unofficial transcript to The deadline to apply is Sunday January 19th.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SWE at UW Evening with Industry career fair

Looking for a summer internship or a full-time position? 

The University of Washington's Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites you to attend the 32nd annual Evening with Industry Career Fair (EWI)! 

Where: University of Washington’s Husky Union Building (HUB)
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Career Fair opens to SWE members only
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM Career Fair opens to ALL STUDENTS (not just women)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Awards Banquet with corporate representatives*

Attire: Business, Business Casual

EWI is FREE and open to all students majoring or interested in engineering, science, and technology. 


*Students must be invited by a company representative and receive a ticket during the career fair to attend. All students are eligible to be invited.

--> VISIT for additional information and a list of participating companies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email

oSTEM meeting Thursday January 9th 4:30-5:30pm @ the Q Center, there will be food!

oSTEM is back and ready for our first meeting of the quarter! The point of this meeting is to welcome you into the new quarter and introduce yourself to the oSTEM community. So come around to say hi to new friends or greet old ones. There will be food!

When and Where: Thursday January 9th 4:30-5:30pm @ the Q Center.

oSTEM stands for Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We aim to unite the LGBTQQIA students studying science, technology, engineering, and math to foster a strong professional and social network and to promote LGBTQQIA awareness within the academic and professional communities.

UW Mortar Board Honor Society: Seeking Class of 2015

The University of Washington's Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society is currently inviting students in their junior year (or equivalent in credits) and seniors with a graduation date after the fall quarter of 2014 to apply for the 2014-2015 class.

Mortar Board, the UW's oldest continuing honor society rooted in the ideals of leadership, scholarship, and service, selects up to 40 students every year for membership in the Tolo Chapter. Members are a diverse group of individuals who have excelled in academics and their personal areas of interest. Therefore, we encourage students with distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service to consider applying.

The application form for the 2014-2015 class can be found at 
The deadline for the application is January 24, 2014, at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions, please refer to our website at or email us at

Space Remaining: Great 1-credit Research Exposed Course!

Enroll in Research Exposed! for Winter Quarter (General Studies 391 D)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Internship Fair Volunteers Needed!

Hello Huskies,
Happy 2014 and welcome back!
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming Internship Fair on 2/12/14 from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8am-7:30pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.
Why volunteer?
·        Volunteer at the Internship Fairs is the best way to network and to connect with an employer. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!
·         If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
·         Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!
Interested? Shoot me (Donna Chen) an email at   with the following information:
·         Your name
·         Your email address
·         Your hours of availability on the day of the 2/12/14 (Wednesday)
By 2/7/14 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, January 23rd, 5pm-6pm: “Looking Back: Lessons Learned from My First 35 Years in Research and Biotech”

The Bioscience Careers Seminar Series Presents:
Looking Back: Lessons Learned from My First 35 Years in Research and Biotech

Stewart Lyman, Ph.D.
Manager, Lyman Biopharma Consulting LLC, Seattle, WA

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014, 5:00-6:00pm
Health Sciences Building, T-747
Refreshments Provided

 Looking for some inspiration to kick-start your research or job hunt in the New Year? Join us for an illuminating talk by Dr. Stewart Lyman as he reflects on the lessons he has learned in his 35 years’ experience in biological research and biotechnology.

During his 14-year tenure at Immunex, Dr. Lyman identified many important growth factor genes and served as the Director of Extramural Research, where his group managed about 2,500 research collaborations with over 1,000 academic investigators worldwide. He holds 26 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored 130 scientific publications. In 2004 he started Lyman BioPharma Consulting LLC, and he is a frequent contributor of op-ed pieces on research and biotechnology for the Xconomy website.

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Upcoming Talks:

February 13th - Dr. Paul Moran, NOAA Research Geneticist

March 6th - Dr. Arun Divakaruni, Weber Shandwick

Can’t make it to a talk? Check our
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the video!