Friday, February 14, 2014

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Temple Univeristy

Next Generation Networking Technologies
NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Come Spend the summer in Philadelphia!
  • Enjoy the City of Brotherly Love
  • Experience the arts, music, and culture of the nation’s 6th largest city
  • Explore the historic sites in Philadelphia and the area
  • Elaborate World-Class research faculty and facilities
Program Overview
  • Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DoD)
  • 8 Weeks paid program May 29th to July 24th - $4000 Stipend
  • Travel, housing and meals will be provided as necessary
  • Open to sophomore, Junior & Seniors in computer related majors
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • US Citizen or Permanent Residency is required
  • Students in Math, Physics or Engineering are also encouraged to apply
Sample Research projects:
  • Mobile computing: Low energy wireless communication for Smart Phones
  • Wireless communication: User access in cognitive radio networks (CSRs)
  • Cloud computing: Faster VM Migration in the cloud
Faculty Mentors:
  • Dr. Shan Lin
  • Dr. Justin Shi
  • Dr. Chiu C. Tan
  • Dr. Jie Wu
Applicants are encouraged to check their websites to get a better idea about their research
Deadline to apply – March 15th 2014 (new deadline!)
Committed to encouraging applicants who are also members of a group underrepresented in computing
(e.g., women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Pacific Islanders)
or who are enrolled in a minority, women's, or non-doctoral institution

2014 Chinese Language & Culture Immersion in Taiwan

Greetings from National Central University, Taiwan.
NCU is very glad to announce the 2014 Chinese Language & Culture Immersion in Taiwan to you. 
This program will take place from
August 11-29, 2014.  The application deadline will be April 30, 2014. 
The objective of this program is to develop basic and advanced communication skills for the learners whose native language is not Chinese.
In 2014, we will combine the internship in the specific fields at NCU.  This is the application information below. 
Chinese Language & Culture Immersion in Taiwan
1. Fee: Early Bird USD1200 / Normal Price USD1500
2. Credit: 3 Credits with a certificate
3. Duration: August 11–29, 2014
Optional Internship Offerings
Fee: Early Bird USD 200 / Normal Price USD300
Students who would like to participate in Internship program need to be arranged individually by OIA. This opportunity will be available by the professor's approval.
◎This is URL for register online:
We welcome your students who are interested in learning Chinese to take this program in 2014 summer.  It will full of much fun and attractive activities.  Students will not only learn professional language, but also learn more Taiwanese culture. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

eScience Seminar with Steven Roberts, Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30 in CSE 691

Please join the eScience Institute Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30 pm in the
Bill and Melinda Gates Commons (CSE 691)

Steven Roberts (UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences):

Genomics on the Half Shell: Making Science more Open

Technology has significantly changed how research is done in biology. Along
with this shift, it is increasingly easier and advantageous to operate in
an open science framework. In this presentation I will begin by providing
an overview of our research efforts with particularly attention to
challenges in data analysis. Research in our lab focuses on characterizing
physiological responses of shellfish to environmental change, examining
impacts and adaptive potential from the nucleotide to organism level. A
core component of this includes investigating the functional relationship
of genetics, epigenetics, and transcription. In our research we leverage
several computing infrastructure solutions that I will describe. In
addition, our lab practices Open Notebook Science. I will describe the
practical aspects of how we accomplish this including addressing some of
the concerns and realized advantages. Beyond online lab notebooks, we are
continually experimenting with different ways to use online resources to
engage with a larger audience and improve science communication. I have
found this is a complex balance of time and effort versus impact and will
discuss how our lab group attempts to reach this balance.


Steven Roberts is an Associate Professor in the School of Aquatic and
Fishery Sciences where his research centers around characterizing the
response of aquatic organisms to environmental change. Prior to coming to
the University of Washington in 2007 he was at the Marine Biological
Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and received his PhD from the
University of Notre Dame. In graduate school he spent most of his time
transferring agarose gels, and now he spends most of his time transferring

Upcoming Seminars:

* February 26, 4:30 PM** (CSE 691)
    John Wilkerson  (UW Center for American Politics and Public Policy)
    Tracing the Flow of Policy Ideas in Legislatures: A Text Reuse Approach

* March 5, 4:30 PM** (CSE 691)
    Chris Bretherton  (UW Atmospheric Science and Applied Mathmatics)
    Big Data meets Big Models: Weather Forecasting and Climate Modeling

** Pizza at 4:15

Obtain a UW MSEE degree While Working in Industry

Dear BSEE Graduating Seniors:

On Wednesay April 23rd, 7-8:30 pm, location TBD, esteemed EE Professors Hannaford, Atlas, and Eliott Saba (instructor), along with PMP MSEE alumni and current PMP MSEE students will conduct an Information Session about our MSEE granting Professional Master's Program.  RSVP required.

If you are confused about whether you should work in industry or seek a master's degree after BSEE graduation, perhaps our UW PMP MSEE program is a good choice for you to consider.  Our application deadline is May 1st for international students and June 1st for domestic students.

Our Department's UW EE Professional Masters Program  grants working professionals an MSEE degree upon completion of the program.

You have future options, including working in industry while obtaining your master's degree in EE.

Most of our PMP students work full time in local industry and attend UWEE part-time, once a week in an evening class structure. They can complete their part-time MSEE in three years.  Some PMP students attend full time and complete their MSEE in as little as a year and a half.

Many of our student's companies actually pay for their students to attend our PMP program.  Companies see it as a long term investment in their employess.  BSEE employees have greater upward mobility in the company (and earn on average 10K+ more a year with an MSEE). 

If interested, please RSVP for our PMP Information Session.  Space is limited and will fill fast.  Although the PMP Information Session is not until Wednesday April 23rd, if you RSVP now and mark your calendar, we'll send you a reminder as time gets closer.

Also, feel free to email me with questions.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring Graduates: Special OPT Processing

ISS will be offering special processing for Spring OPT applications, one day only, on Friday, March 14th.  Spring graduates who submit their completed OPT applications by Friday, March 14 will have their completed packet returned on Tuesday, March 18th.  Spring OPT applications submitted after March 17 will be returned in the normal 3-5 business day processing time. For more information on OPT, please see,

Arch 436 - Building Acoustics - Spring 2014

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-6:50 pm; 3 credit hours
D. Heerwagen (

Descriptions of principles and practices for achieving good hearing in buildings
Lecture topics will include
  • Sound “fundamentals” & human hearing mechanisms
  • Characterization of urban noise sources and their properties, in-building noise, and control strategies
  • Room acoustics: shapes, sizes, surfaces for building spaces; planning and design strategies; identification of performance issues; performance assessment techniques; integration of technical issues with spatial design
Student work involves participation in small-group, interdisciplinary problem-solving exercises

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Announcing Square Coding Competition on 2/18

Square is hosting a coding competition for students the evening of 2/18 on campus. The link with event details and RSVP info. is located here:

Engineers without Borders Service Project Meeting March 3rd

My name is Kiah Lesher and I am a part of Engineers without Borders Student Chapter (EWB - UWS). Our chapter will be collaborating with the EWB Puget Sound Professional Chapter this year, and we are looking to start a Computer Science school for children in Uganda. We will be beginning this program soon and are having our first general meeting where we will learn more about the project on March 3rd @4:30 in More Hall Room 225.

If any of the students have questions or inquiries they can email me either at

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 2014 applications now open, due Feb. 27 or March 6

The US-UK Fulbright Commission has opened applications for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Citizens!

Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.

Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
-University of Bristol Summer Institute
-University of Exeter Summer Institute
-Queen’s University Belfast
-Scotland Summer Institute
-Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Application instructions are on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions. 

Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

Career Center Internship Fair - FREE LinkedIn photo booth

The Career Center will be coordinating a FREE LinkedIn photo booth in conjunction with our Internship Fair this Wednesday, February 12th from 2:00 – 4:00pm in HUB 214. Students, staff, and employers are all welcome to stop by and obtain a free professional headshot for use on various social media platforms. We will also have tips on how to maximize this toll for new and experienced users like.

Spring 2014 Online Courses Available

Register now for spring quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this spring you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the spring quarter 2014 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $350 fee and the group-start format:

ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
COM 339: The Business of Media in the Digital Age (I&S)
COM 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (I&S)
COM 420/JSIS 419/POL S 468: Comparative Media Systems (I&S)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)

DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)
DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)
GEOG 102: World Regions (I&S)
GEOG 123/JSIS 123 Introduction to Globalization (I&S)
LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)

MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW/QSR)
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)
MUSIC 120: Survey of Music (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 331: History of Jazz (VLPA)
POL S 270:  Introduction to Political Economy
POL S 321: American Foreign Policy (I&S)
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (I&S)
PSYCH 202: Biopsychology (NW)
PSYCH 203: Introduction to Personality and Individual Differences (I&S)
PSYCH 205: Behavior Disorders (I&S)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

Application Deadline - 2/20/14 - Teach For America

FINAL Application Deadline: Thursday, February 20
UW Info Session: Thursday, February 14 at 5:30PM in THO 135
Learn how to apply and review the application timeline here.
Start your application here.

“Who joins TFA?”
·         Review the profile of our 2013 corps, some key stats:
o    38% identify as people of color
o    39% received Pell Grants
o    27% are the first in their family to attend college
o    No more than 10% share the same major
·         Watch YouTube videos from real TFA corps members
·         Check out the TFA alums on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List (there’s 9!)
·         Consider the list of the skills we look for in applicants

The Basics and Benefits
·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted.
·         Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 48 regions.
·         All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL and SpEd.
·         Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits.
·         Possible Americorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance.
·         Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching.
·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact.
·         DACA recipients are eligible to apply to TFA. Learn more here.

For additional information, explore our website and youtube channel or contact Katherine Kleitsch at

SPR 14 seminar: Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications

BIOE is offering an exciting new seminar SPR 2014: Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications. The instructor will be Lee Huntsman, Professor of Bioengineering and UW President Emeritus.  Please see below for the description and registration information.

Seminar Description: 
This graduate seminar is an introduction to the changes underway in American healthcare, the forces at work, and the implications for participants in the healthcare ecosystem.  The course will involve both invited speakers and engagement with relevant literature. Invited speakers are thought leaders in healthcare and include Oren Lang-Furr, Partner at Ernst and Young, Paul Ramsey, CEO of UW Medicine and Peter Neupert, former manager of health IT for Microsoft.

This seminar requires active participation. Students will be assigned selected literature for review and should expect to participate vigorously in class discussion.

Instructor:  Lee Huntsman
A long time faculty member in Bioengineering, Professor Huntsman has held a number of administrative positions.  He was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in 2004. From 2005 to 2012, he served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to advance life sciences research in the state.

BIOEN 599K, SLN 11228, OR BIOEN 498E, SLN 11200 
Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:20 p.m. in Foege Hall N130 (some lectures in S060; students will be notified by instructor).
Class is limited to 20 students.
Enrollment by instructor permission

The course will be limited to 20 students to allow for interaction and serious discussion. If you are interested, please fill out this Catalyst survey by March 2nd, 2014. You will be notified shortly thereafter and enrolled in the course.
Class discussion will be enhanced by a mix of students from a variety of disciplines such as bioengineering, life sciences, public health, engineering, business, and public affairs.  If enrollment is oversubscribed, permission will be allocated to achieve such a mix.

eBay, Inc. Networking Event


Is It Harder For Women In Tech?

Friday, February 14th

1:00 p.m. PST

Join for the online discussion


Guest Speaker

Laura Chambers

Head of University Programs, eBay Inc.

Laura Chambers is head of University Programs for eBay Inc. - responsible for identifying and hiring top talent from Universities, and setting them up for successful careers at the company. eBay Inc.'s University Programs team strives to change the trajectory of eBay Inc.’s impact on the world by attracting the world’s most sought after University talent, and unlocking their potential.

Throughout her eight year career at PayPal and eBay, Chambers has held numerous roles in PayPal, Marketplaces, Skype and eBay Inc. Highlights include heading Mobile at PayPal, running Consumer Products at Skype, and being chief of staff for the CEO at eBay Inc.