Friday, March 7, 2014

Dunlap Institute Summer School 2014 - University of Toronto, 10-15 August 2014

Dunlap Institute 2014 Summer School
First Light on the Decade’s Most Innovative Instruments

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
10 - 15 August 2014

The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School is designed with both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

Students will:

§  Learn basic principles of OPTICAL, INFRARED and RADIO instrumentation
§  Learn how detectors and spectrographs work
§  Attend a hands-on Fourier Transform Spectrometer lab
§  Learn in lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions
§  Work with students from around the world
§  Learn about a career in instrumentation
§  Learn from leaders in the field of astronomical instrumentation
§  Attend professional development sessions, incl. a mentoring lunch for female students
§  Experience the U of T - Canada’s premiere astronomy research institute

Registration Fee (without waiver): $500.00
Travel subsidies and registration fee waivers available.

Applications and travel subsidy deadline: 11 April 2014


René Doyon, Université de Montréal
James Graham, University of California, Berkeley
Olivier Guyon, University of Arizona/Subaru Telescope/JPL
Phil Hinz, University of Arizona
Anna Moore, California Institute of Technology
David Naylor, University of Lethbridge
Christine Wilson, McMaster University


Tuan Do
Rachel Friesen
Jérome Maire
Laura Newburgh
Michael Reid
Suresh Sivanandam
Keith Vanderlinde
Shelley Wright

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

International Finance Masters program recruiting engineers

Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF)

The Master of Finance (MF) Program has been a flagship program at SAIF since it first matriculated students in the fall of 2009. Its curriculum is rooted in modern financial theory, delivers sophisticated quantitative and analytical tools, and imparts state-of-the-art practical knowledge and skills to meet the rigors of today’s finance profession. Our program provides students with a consistent and sustainable competitive advantage in the increasingly global economy, one that requires ever more rigorous technical skills and hands-on knowledge. We expect to meet students with engineering, finance and economics backgrounds, but any major is allowed to come.

The info session will include:
•The China Economy, how we got here and what lies ahead
•Fun facts about studying and living in China
•Master education opportunity at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF)
•SAIF MF Global Impact Scholarship to the international candidates

3/10/2014 5:30-7:30 MGH 134

·         Look for the purple “Employer InfoSessions” tab at the top right of your home page
·         Find the event and click the title
·         Click the “RSVP” button at the bottom (*note- some companies also require you to RSVP at their website) 

UW Environmental Management Keystone Symposium + Reception | Alder Commons | Thurs 3/13 @ 4:30-6:30

Environmental Management Keystone Symposium
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 4:30-6:30pm
University of Washington Alder Hall Auditorium & Commons, 1310 NE 40th St. Seattle, WA 98105. Entrance on NE 40th St. between Brooklyn Ave NE and University Way NE
Format: Project presentations followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
No registration or tickets required. Please RSVP to

  • UW Residence Hall Energy Challenge
    Client: UW Facilities Services
  • Emerging Risks Workgroup: Helping to Better Prepare NOAA for Spill Prevention and Response
    Client: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Regional Open Space Strategy (ROSS): Ecosystem Services and Open Space Prioritization
    Clients: Green Futures Lab & ROSS Stakeholder Organizations
  • Agency Coordination with Offshore Wind Energy Projects in Washington State
    Client: Washington State Department of Commerce

Infosession for Google Summer of Code

Information Session for Google Summer of Code
Friday, March 7, 2013
3:30 p.m.
CSE AE108 (in the EE Main Office)

Open source software is changing the world and creating the future for the 10th year in a row.

Want to help?
Google Summer of Code has brought together over 7,500 students with 440 open source projects to create millions of lines of code. We’re looking for mentors and students to join us in making 2014 the best Summer of Code yet!

The Google Summer of Code program is designed to encourage student participation in open source development. Kicking off in 2005, the program has several goals:

● Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development
● Provide students in Computer Science and related fields the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer
● Give students more exposure to realworld software development scenarios (e.g., distributed development, software licensing questions, mailinglist etiquette, etc.)
● Get more open source code created and released for the benefit of all
● Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers and committers

We’ll be offering successful student contributors a 5,500 USD stipend, enabling them to focus on their coding projects for three months. This program is done completely online. Students and mentors from more than 100 countries have participated in past years. Google will accept applications from open source projects from 3-14 February, 2014. Student applications will be accepted from 10-21 March, 2014.

Find full details on requirements for participating, including how to apply and info on the all-important tshirt at

REU in Energy-Efficient Multicore Systems

NSF-Sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site:
New-generation Power-efficient Computer Systems Design
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University ( is seeking applicants for a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. The 9-week summer research program will provide 10 students the opportunity to work on research projects related to the emerging filed of energy-efficient massive multicore computer system design. This NSF-funded program supports undergraduate students, with one to four semesters remaining in their undergraduate programs, to become involved with a faculty member and graduate students for a 9-week research experience at WSU.
Key Dates and Deadlines:
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
  • Program Begins: May 29, 2014
  • Program Ends: August 1, 2014

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Undergraduate students at accredited U.S. institutions.
  • Majors: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science
  • One to four academic semesters remaining until graduation at the time of participation
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent-resident status
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 out of 4.0

Competitive Compensation for REU Participants:
  • $4,500 stipend
  • Free on-campus housing
  • Free access to university resources
  • Travel support to WSU
  • Weekly meal allowance
For More Information and to Apply:

Interested in Modern Sensors?

Are you a senior? Advanced junior?  Graduate student?
Interested in applying your engineering courses to the design, simulation, and construction of a real system?

EE484 is a highly interdisciplinary course which brings together students from different engineering majors to build complete systems applied to a relevant and real-world sensing problem.   Systems designed and built in previous courses include solar energy efficiency sensors, "smart" tennis racquets, automatic level sensors for reservoirs, carpal tunnel syndrome warning systems, and application-specific spectrometers for detecting particular types of bacteria in drinking water.  

If you are an EE major, you'll have to have completed EE331 (or equivalent) to register for EE484.  If you are not in EE, please contact Denise Wilson at to gain permission to register for the course.

Entry-level Power Engineering Civilian Position with US Army

My name is Tom VanAlstyne. I am a supervisor at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) Department of Public Works. Next Tuesday we are scheduled to post a job on USAJOBS for an entry level electrical engineer. The type of work is design and project management for the repair of the base infrastructure which we own from the substations down to the outlets in the electrical utility area. I am hoping that either some recent graduates or students graduating in May have shown interest in the power side of electrical engineering and would consider applying for our position. We also do digital work with the DDC and SCADA systems on the various utilities. 

The position is labeled Electrical Engineer (Recent Graduate). The individual selected will go through a two year training/orientation program starting at the GS-7 grade level, promoting to GS-9 after one year, and upon successful completion being appointed to a GS-11 journeyman EE position.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program this Spring

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

WHO: Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion.  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 a MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop (offered spring and autumn quarters), enroll in our weekly seminar (offered autumn and winter quarters) and commit to working 2-3 hours per week 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 traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (  We offer 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.  Sign up now to start our training program this spring!

Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following to be certified:
·  Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 490 B).
·  Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (offered Autumn or Winter quarter).
·  Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.
·  Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test equivalent to the EOC exam.
·  Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools.

MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop. This is a 1 credit 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. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections.  Sign up for C ENV 490 Section B Special Topics in the Spring Time Schedule.  Once you complete this workshop, you are eligible to join our fall weekly seminar and begin tutoring.


WHEN: Three Wednesdays in May: May 14, 21 and 28 from 4-6 pm.  All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.
Questions?  Please email

Monday, March 3, 2014

Take your great idea or invention out of the lab -- and impact the world!

Thinking about taking your research from lab to product?
Thinking about launching a technology company?
Introduction to Technology Commercialization
BIOEN 504, Spring Quarter 2014
(Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:30-5:20PM; ROOM Johnson Hall 075)
Coordinators: Buddy Ratner & Matt O’Donnell
Learn from those who have done it. Meet men and women who have made it happen.
Lecturers are entrepreneurs and successful business people representing management,
marketing, finance, funding, IP, legal, product development, strategic planning and regulation.
• Discover the process of moving ideas from the laboratory to the market
• Learn the role of entrepreneurship in startup companies and corporations
• Understand market analysis and how to bring translational data back to the lab
• Build a network with successful technology entrepreneurs
• Practice “pitching” your ideas to seasoned investment professionals
• Engage firsthand with renowned industry leaders who have lived the dream
• Benefit from the experience of technology commercialization entrepreneurs who’ve created billions
in value
• Prepare yourself for the global economy

Sign up now: BIOEN 504 SLN11194
What students and lecturers say:
• “An outstanding variety of quality lectures and speakers”
• “A great way to learn from the experiences of others”
• “Taught me things I never would have learned elsewhere”
• “Wish I had this kind of course when I was in school; it would have saved me millions of dollars’
worth of mistakes”
BIOEN 504 is the first course in the Program on Technology Commercialization series
For further information and course descriptions visit or contact Lucy Pick,, or see:

Summer Internships in Medical Imaging at the University of Washington IRL

Students needed for Summer 2014.

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your engineering, physics, math, or computer skills to work while gaining valuable real-world experience? Do you have an interest in gaining knowledge and experience in imaging technologies?

The Imaging Research Laboratory (IRL) at the University of Washington is a multidisciplinary collaborative environment that focuses on medical imaging modalities that use ionizing radiation. Our goal is to improve the imaging of cancerous lesions by developing novel technologies and creating new analysis and evaluation tools.

Work with World-Class Research Leaders.

Our faculty are recognized leaders in the fields of nuclear medicine and medical imaging. The Imaging Research Laboratory has made significant contributions to these fields, with numerous publications and innovations that are implemented in industry.

Increase Your Educational Experience.

In addition to the hands-on experience mentored by one of our worldclass faculty, our summer interns have access to various educational seminars given in our lab. Our mini-courses include medical imaging physics, signal processing, image reconstruction, computer programming, electronics, and others.

Contact Us.

To apply to the IRL 2014 Summer Internship Program, send a resume and cover letter with a list of relevant courses that you have taken to Larry Pierce:
Or visit

Summer 2014 Internships:
Projects are available for undergraduate and graduate students alike. There is no minimum skill level, and internships can last just for the summer term, or up to one year, depending on the project.

Current projects include:
• Medical Imaging Physics
• Computer Programming
• Medical Informatics
• High Energy Photon Detectors
• High Energy Lasers
• And more to come!

Hands-On Experience
Our internship program has included projects for both undergraduate and graduate students alike. Notable internship accomplishments from previous years include:

• Using a kinect device to track patient motion while in a scanner to improve medical images
• Creating a database of mammograms to aid in data mining for the design of next-gen breast imaging devices
 • Building a camera to measure the characteristics of radioactive sources for improved detection

Apply Now!
The deadline for applications for the Summer 2014 IRL internship program is April 15, 2014. Announcements regarding acceptance to the program will be made May 15, 2014.
Visit our website or send an email inquiry with any questions regarding the Summer 2014 internship program at the Imaging Research Laboratory. We look forward to hearing from you!
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