Friday, January 24, 2014

GRE Prep and Math Refresher Courses through Women's Center

The University of Washington Women's Center is offering GRE preparation courses this Winter Quarter. We aim to provide an affordable and effective class to ensure optimal performance for all students on the GRE test.

GRE Prep
January 11- February 1, 2014
Time: Each Saturday,12:30 -3:30pm
Location: Cunningham Hall
Cost: $275

GRE Prep
February 15-March 8, 2014
Time: Each Saturday,12:30 -3:30pm
Location: Cunningham Hall
Cost: $275

Math Refresher
January 11- February 1, 2014
Time: Each Saturday, 2:30 -5:30pm
Location: Cunningham Hall
Cost: $90

Math Refresher
February 15-March 8, 2014
TIme: Each Saturday, 2:30 -5:30pm
Location: Cunningham Hall
Cost: $90

For more information or to register visit us at:
or call 206-685-1090

Thursday, January 23, 2014

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Job Openings

The FAA is launching a national recruitment, outreach, and education program in advance of upcoming public vacancy announcements on USAJOBS expected on or about Feb. 10, 2014.

We will host two Virtual Career Fair Events on Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, available to all online audiences. Ahead of these dates, FAA will provide recruitment information to job applicants via our official social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin) and We have also created a digital recruiting kit with multimedia products you can use to help us get the word out about upcoming recruitment activities and vacancy announcements.

The FAA encourages all potential applicants to attend the virtual career fair, build a federal resume, and access tutorials on how to apply for federal jobs.

There are still seats available in "Writing for All: A Campus Conversation on Working with Multilingual Students at a Global University

Writing for All: A Campus Conversation on Working with Multilingual Students at a Global University<> 

Thursday, January 30, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room (225) 

This event will include a workshop led by English professor John Webster on responding effectively to multilingual student writing and the first annual campus writing fair, featuring writing centers and resources at UW. Pre-workshop registration is required. 

This event is co-sponsored by CTL and the UW College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program.

The Career Center's Annual Internship Fair- February 12th, 2014!

We hope you are having a great quarter so far. Are you looking to gain an internship opportunity? Search no more! We have more than 75 exhibitors representing government, non-profit and private sector industries attending the Internship Fair, all with an interest in recruiting Huskies! Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity!

Internship Fair
When: February 12th, 2014; 2-6pm
Where: HUB Ballrooms
List of Employers: (Please visit the link frequently as the information is updated regularly)

Questions?  Please feel free to contact us by phone 206-543-0535 or by email . We look forward to seeing you on February 12th!!!

EXPD information session, 2/6 at 3:30pm

What is EXPD?

It’s the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity.

But what is it?

The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity can be found in 171 Mary Gates Hall. The Center is comprised of 9 programs—Carlson Center; Early Identification Program; Global Opportunities; Jumpstart; Mary Gates Endowment for Students; McNair Scholars; Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards; Pipeline Project; and, Undergraduate Research Program—that help undergraduates seek opportunities with community engagement, research, and scholarships.

Are you interested in community engagement, leadership development, research opportunities or sources of funding?

EXPD has a program that can help you with that!

Have you been meaning to check out EXPD, but haven’t yet? Whether you’re in your first year or planning to graduate in June, it’s never too early or too late to learn how the Center for Experiential learning can help you.

Come find out more:

Thursday, February 6, 3:30-4:20pm.

Location: 171 Mary Gates Hall

Green Dot Bystander Training on February 1st

UW Students,
We need your help to reduce power-based violence on campus! We believe that natural student leaders, like yourself, are in a position to use peer influence to change the world we live in. If you believe that one person experiencing acts of violence is too many, then Green Dot will give you the skills to do something about it.

Green Dot is a growing movement on campus. A Green Dot is any action that reduces the risk of violence in the moment, supports survivors or creates a culture less tolerant of power-based personal violence. A Green Dot is your individual choice to make our campus safer. A Green Dot is signing up for this winter’s Bystander Training.

Follow the link below to sign up for the training on February 1st from 10am-4pm in Alder Hall. At the training you will learn specific skills about how to do green dots, how to recognize red dots, and examine your personal barriers. The training is paid for by the university, snacks are provided with a catered lunch, and you will gain confidence in your ability to change our culture here at UW by being an active bystander.

“No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.”
See you there!
Catalyst Link:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars Summer Internship Program

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) invites students who meet eligibility requirements to apply to the prestigious NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) summer internship program, located in Hampton, Virginia.

All majors are accepted!  The LARSS program hosts over 200 interns annually - read below to find out how you can be one of them!  

The application deadline for the 2014 LARSS Summer Session is Saturday, February 1, 2014.  

The LARSS Program boasts the following:
·         NASA's most prestigious and successful student research program
·         Recently ranked among the top ten best internships in the nation by Vault Career
·         PAID internship
·         Exciting hands-on research and engineering projects under NASA scientists engineers/mentors

2014 Summer Session Dates
10 weeks
June 2 - August 8
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2014

See eligibility requirements below.  For more information, and to apply, please visit

Shelley Spears
Director of Educational Outreach
National Institute of Aerospace
LARSS Eligibility Requirements:
·      U.S. Citizen
·      Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university
·      Cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
·      Classification as a rising undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student by the start of the program
o    Bridge Program opportunities are available for rising high-school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores who have previous NASA program experience and a 3.5 GPA

Designed to bridge the gap between academic concepts and real-world experience, LARSS creates opportunities for students to come to NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Virginia to conduct hands-on research and engineering projects under the mentorship of NASA researchers, scientists, and business professionals.

The LARSS Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as in business, communication, marketing, and other areas that support NASA's mission. All majors accepted, and minority students are encouraged to apply.  

The 2014 summer session is ten (10) weeks long and runs from June 2 through August 8.  LARSS participants receive a stipend based upon academic standing, ranging from $5,000-$6,000 for the 10 weeks.

For all LARSS inquiries, please contact Debbie Murray, LARSS Program Coordinator (757-864-5215; or Sarah Pauls, LARSS Program Assistant (757-864-4394;

Capstone Design Fund 2014

The Engineering Capstone Design Award was created to support student organizations (teams), across the College of Engineering, working on capstone design projects. Funding for this award is made possible through private support by alumni and friends of the College of Engineering.  The funding (up to $3,000/team) can be used for purchase of supplies/materials, equipment, or training relevant to capstone projects.

Please pass this along to undergraduate students currently working on team capstone projects.  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2014, by 11:00 PM.

Students will be notified by March 21, 2014.

Please contact John Davis at if you have questions about your application.

The Catalyst survey opens on January 24 at 9:00 AM and can be found at:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Student Competition on Technical Solutions for Birth Defects (Bellevue, WA - 6/30/14)

The Teratology Society will be holding a student competition in Bellevue on June 30th. The challenge is for students to come up with a novel solution to technical problems in the study of mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of birth of defects.

Prizes will be given to the 1st and 2nd place submissions at the undergraduate and graduate student level ($500/$250).  All accepted abstracts will receive a 1-day complimentary meeting registration. The abstract deadline is Feb 15. Afterwards, late-breaking abstracts will be accepted until Apr 15.

Abstract Submission Deadlines
Submit an abstract that describes your concept in 250 words or less. Abstracts should be submitted by the abstract deadline of February 15. Late-breaking abstracts for this competition will be accepted from February 16 until April 15.

The iSchool **Employer Connections Fair** is coming! Feb 4th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm all students welcome

The iSchool Employer Connections Fair
Tuesday, February 4th
1:30 – 4:30 pm
The HUB North Ballroom
Sponsored by: Sno-Isle Libraries, ExtraHop, Nordstrom, LiveAreaLabs, ADP/Cobalt, Costco , Forum One, and Allyis

This yearly career fair is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with employers interested in hiring a wide range of information technology and information science positions. Students will find job and internship opportunities in software development, application development, library science, taxonomy and Information Architecture, information technology consulting, user experience design, and much more.
The complete list of attendees includes:

ADP/Cobalt Group
Alaska Airlines
The Boeing Company
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Earth Economics
Expeditors International
Explore Consulting
ExtraHop Networks
Deloitte Digital
Forum One Communications
Group Health Cooperative
Kitsap Regional Library
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Northwest Justice Project
Pariveda Solutions
Partners for our Children
Puyallup Public Library
Slalom Consulting
Sno-Isle Libraries
Tableau Software
The Creative Group
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library
West Monroe Partners

UWRA Scholarship Deadline


Up to three scholarships of $4,000 each will be awarded to UW students studying toward a career in aging-related research or provision of services to older adults

You are eligible to apply if you are a currently enrolled UW undergraduate, graduate or professional student and your career emphasis is on aging. You may apply as a student pursuing that focus within any academic major. Both U.S. and international students are eligible; all applicants must complete a 2013-2014 FAFSA form as a means to determine financial need.

Scholarships are based on demonstrated interest in aging-related issues and financial need. Applications will be evaluated based on candidates’ experience in and commitment to paid or volunteer work benefiting older adults; academic performance; communication skills; financial need; and humanitarian perspective.

Download, complete and submit an application using the Catalyst dropbox:

Deadline for online receipt of all application materials is 3:00 p.m., Thursday February 6, 2014