Friday, February 21, 2014

ASUW Exploration Seminar Scholarship

The ASUW Husky Pride Fund is distributing two $1,250 scholarships for Exploration Seminars! The application is open until March 2nd (next Sunday) at midnight.

The Husky Pride Fund is a need based scholarship, but all full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. The scholarships are for Exploration Seminars only. More information is at

Seattle Students 2014 Paper Contest - March 29, 2014

Are you good in writing and verbal presentation? Here is an opportunity to test you!

Student members, join us to the IEEE Seattle Students 2014 Paper Contest. All non-member students, join IEEE as a student member for $32 a year. Then you can participate.

Writing and verbal communication skills are extremely important in one’s professional career: project reports, degree thesis, job searching, technical report and presentation, research proposal, ….

Start to train yourself now with the help of largest professional society IEEE professionals and experts.

Paper topics can cover technical, engineering, management, or societal aspects of subjects from courses, hobbies, summer work etc. The work need not be original but should have your own contribution. Emphasis will be given to sensibility of new technology.

Earn an award: first place $500, second place $300, third place $100.

Paper Abstract deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
Full paper deadline: March 14, 2014
Review and evaluation: March 14 - 28, 2014
Paper contest : Saturday, March 29, 2014
Check IEEE Seattle Student Activities Web Page for details.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


An undergraduate electrical engineering student is sought to work on new air pollution monitors for a research study on air pollution health effects in China. We have developed a wearable monitoring platform that contains a sensor that measures particulate matter air pollution. We are looking for an EE student with a strong interest in wearable sensors and applying their technical skills to important social problems like air pollution in China. The student will be tasked with refining the design of the monitors, and assembling monitors that will be used in a study of pregnant women’s air pollution exposures. We are looking for a student with good hardware and software skills. Fluency in Chinese/Mandarin is a useful skill to interact with Chinese collaborators, but is not required.

Project Title: Fetal development and birth outcomes from particulate matter exposure during pregnancy in a cohort of rural Chinese women

Principal Investigator: Edmund Seto, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Exposure Science Program)

Funding Agency: National Natural Science Foundation of China (China NSF)

Project Summary:
This 2‐year study will examine how exposure to air particulate matter <2.5 m (PM2.5) during pregnancy influences fetal development and birth outcomes. Pregnant women will be recruited from a rural area of Yunnan Province in China over the next 2 years. Subjects will be followed prospectively through their three trimesters, with each subject carrying a personal PM2.5 monitor, and completing 24‐hr diet recalls and physical activity questionnaires for a 1‐week period during each trimester. PM2.5 measurements will be made with the Portable University of Washington Particle (PUWP) monitor – a wearable continuous reading air pollution exposure assessment device. The various data will be analyzed in relationship to clinical and biological measures of fetal growth and metabolism, and birth outcomes. The UW research team is responsible for this study’s air pollution exposure assessment, and will work closely with collaborators from the Kunming Medical University.

Please contact Dr. Seto (; 206‐543‐1475) or Jeff Shirai (; 206‐543‐3364) before March 7 if interested

Upcoming MATLAB Webinars

Join us online to learn more about MATLAB and Simulink. Each live webinar is free and features application demonstrations followed by a Q&A session with a MathWorks Engineer.

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Image Processing Made Easy
Thursday,  Febrary 27
9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. EST
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. GMT
Explore the fundamentals of image processing using MATLAB.
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Computer Vision Made Easy
Thursday, March 6
9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. U.S. EST
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. GMT
Learn how to use computer vision algorithms to solve problems.
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Connecting Hardware to MATLAB and Simulink
Friday, March 14
9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. EST
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. GMT
Learn how to easily connect MATLAB and Simulink to hardware.
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Who should attend? All educators, academic researchers, and students are welcome to attend these complimentary webinars.  Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending.

Can’t Attend? The recorded webinar will be posted within a few business days of the live session. You can view these recorded webinars and many others at

MATLAB Virtual Conference March 26

26 March 2014

The MATLAB Virtual Conference is a free online 12-hour event featuring live sessions on MATLAB and Simulink by experts from around the world.

During the keynote, I will discuss the latest trends in technical computing. Following the keynote you can attend sessions by experts in academia on how they use MATLAB and Simulink to inspire learning and advance research, including:

Modeling and simulation

Hardware for project-based learning

Massive open online courses (MOOCs)

Join your colleagues and register now to learn how to get the most out of MATLAB and Simulink. Learn more about the conference.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Library Research Award for Undergraduates

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects
  • What? The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
  • Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
  • When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 19, 2013, by 5:00pm PST.
  • Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.
  • Questions? Send them to

Citizen University 2014

Apply for an exciting opportunity to attend the 2014 Citizen University taking place in Seattle on Friday, March 21, 2014

Citizen University's annual national conference is a creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship.  Hundreds of activists, innovators and educators from across the United States meet for a day of skill-building and inspiration.  As Citizen University states, "Learn the elements of civic power. Practice social and political action.  Connect with people from left and right so we can solve problems together.  America today is in the midst of a revival of citizen spirit.  Be part of it."  For more information about Citizen University and to see their agenda and list of 2014 speakers and presenters, please visit their website at:

Citizen University 2014 is taking place on Friday, March 21 from 12:00 pm  - 9:30 pm at Seattle Center. The University of Washington* is sponsoring and covering the cost for 25 UW students to attend this exciting conference.  These 25 students will play an active and involved role at the conference as participants and potentially as facilitators of table conversations during sessions.  

What is required of the 25 UW students selected to attend Citizen University 2014?
·         Attend a pre-conference orientation on Wednesday, 3/5 from 4:00-5:00 pm in Mary Gates Hall 258.
·         Attend and participate in the entire conference on Friday, 3/21 from 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
·         Share learning and insight at the annual UW Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on Tuesday, 5/20 from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Husky Union Building.

If you are interested in applying for one of these 25 spots, please answer the questions in this online application:

Application deadline is Monday, 2/24 at 11:59 pm.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachel Vaughn at or Fran Lo at   

*Student sponsorships have been made possible by UW's Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Foster School of Business.  Other contributing departments include the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and the Husky Leadership Initiative. 

Humphrey Talk: The Opportunities and Challenges of ICT Development in China

Humphrey Speaker Series This Thursday: The Opportunities and Challenges of ICT Development in China

Bo Liu, Humphrey Fellow 2013-2014

Thursday, February 20, 2:30PM-4:00PM
Parrington Hall, Room 108, University of Washington-Seattle

As the world's largest producer of ICT products and the country with highest number of internet users, China is continuously making efforts to upgrade its ICT industry and promote the application of ICT throughout the economy and society. In late 2013, China unveiled a new round of comprehensive reforms 35 years after the launch of its reform program, which will have extensive and positive impacts on ICT development in China. This thursday, Bo Liu will speak about his analysis of China’s ICT developments. He will brief the economic background and ICT statistics, introduce China's ICT public policy priority, discuss the potential and challenges of the ICT market, and share his ideas on the opportunities of ICT business in China.

Find more Humphrey Fellowship Lecture Series on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Preparing for Graduate School - GRDSCH 200, Spring 2014, SLN# 14521

This is a 10-week course for sophomores, juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education; learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.

  • Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school? Come explore and find out!
  • Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!
  • Not sure what program or school you want to attend? Find your fit here!
The course seeks to engage students in determining the right “fit” for their individual graduate education goals through three primary objectives:
  • Investigation: What is your desire to attend graduate school? What you need to know about the graduate school experience?
  • Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect? Demystify the process. Personal statements, resumes/CVs and letters of recommendation.
  • Preparation: How does investigation and revelation lead to finding a “good fit” and how do you chart a course of action? Why do you want to go? When do you want to go? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How can you do it?
Fridays 12:30 – 2:20pm DEM 102 SLN: 14521
For more information or questions, contact Tylir McKenzie at or visit our website at

UW Dental School Preadmissions Workshop

Saturday ~ February 22, 2014
D209 Health Sciences Bldg
10:00 a.m. ~ Noon

Are you interested in a future in dentistry?
Do you have questions about?
How to apply to dental school
When to apply to dental school
What pre-requisite courses to take
How to prepare your personal statement or who to ask for references

Join us for a discussion with admissions staff & current dental students

To register for this event
please send an email with your Full name and Contact information to:

Advancement Student Worker: College of Engineering

Marketing and Communications
Duties include:
  • Assisting in the editing, transcribing and organizing of media clips for the COE website & promotional videos.
  • Assisting in uploading and organizing of the COE image drive (Gallery).
  • Web research for content and peer benchmarking.
  • Updating annual peer list of Engineering deans and colleges.
  • Update and maintain collateral archive including engineering communication portfolio.
  • Administrative duties as assigned.

Special Events
Duties include:

  • Assisting with the production of event collateral (marketing pieces, nametags, place cards, event signage).
  • Assisting Special Events Manager with venue and vendor research.
  •  Day-of event execution:  including setup & breakdown of event signage, staffing the registration table, and alphabetizing nametags, etc.
  •  Responsible for updating the COE and UW event calendars.
  • Special Projects & administrative duties as assigned.

ADVANCE Database
All student workers will be sent to Advance trainings as needed

Duties include:
  • Looking up & logging needed information (event related) in an Excel spreadsheet format.
  • Accurately entering in Contact Reports, following events, as directed by the ADA team.
  • Accurately entering in Updates, as directed by the ADA team.
 Desired Skills Include

  • Experience with Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Creative Suite (or aptitude and interest in learning new programs), and generally technically savvy.
  • Strong verbal and written communicator.
  • Able to self-manage, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Able to work outside of regularly scheduled work hours on event days.
  • Interest in fundraising development.

Please send resumes to Clara Peterson at