Friday, March 28, 2014

EE Undergrad Research Opportunities with Prof. Anantram

Professor Anantram has two excellent undergraduate research opportunities for spring quarter as follows:

1) Device Modeling Software: Project is focused on Device Modeling (nanotransistors) using quantum mechanics. The student's project will be focused on working with existing Matlab code and converting to C code and linking to mathematical libraries, and parallelizing code for supercomputer use.  Knowledge of both C programming (skill level should be high) and differential equations are required. Only for EE 499 credit. Send e-mail to Prof. Anantram with resume, skill set, unofficial transcript and an explanation of why you want this research experience.

2) Measuring current and photocurrent in nanodevices: The student will write Labview script to record data of current-voltage in nanotransistors and solar cells in the Microelectronics lab at UWEE. Needs diligent record keeping abilities and a love for instrumentation, Source Monitor Units and should be excited by nano to pica Amperes of current! Only for EE 499 credit. Send e-mail to Prof. Anantram with resume, skill set, unofficial transcript and an explanation of why you want this research experience.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Open Houses at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship!

Start-ups. They only start with an idea. 
Your business skills could turn that idea into a reality.

Come have lunch at one of our OPEN HOUSES!
All majors welcome!

April 9 & April 10
Dempsey 211

Curious about the startup scene? Looking for the skills and experience you need to take your idea to the next level? Come to one of our Open Houses at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship!

Some of the things we’ll talk about include:
·         The new Entrepreneurship Minor for non-business majors
·         The highly-competitive Lavin Entrepreneurship Program for all majors
·         The UW Business Plan Competition (awarded $1,397,000 in prize money to 112 student companies)
·         The UW Environmental Innovation Challenge (awards $22,500 in prize money annually)
·         Startup UW the club for entrepreneurs on campus

YOU bring your curiosity – we’ll bring lunch! 

RSVP here:

MESC 4/9 Presentation: "The Art of Invention"

Mechanical Engineering Social Club

When: Wednesday, April 9th, 4:30PM
Where: MEB 103
Who:  Dr. Michael Manion of Invention Evaluator
Talk Title:  The Art of Invention
Michael has worked extensively in technology commercialization across the globe.  His invention team creates and develops new inventions for a diverse array of technology landscapes across biotech, medical devices, optical computing, recycling systems, renewable energy, water technology, nanotechnology, food and packaging technology, and many more.  Within 3 years, Michael's company has produced over 150 new inventions, and more than 40 patents pending.  Invention Evaluator has also systematically analyzed many thousands of other inventions.  We'll discuss creative problem solving, and the difference between research, innovation and developing game changing inventions! 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Careers in Patent Law: A Great Option for Engineers & Scientists

Monday, April 7th
Bagley 154
If you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.), and you’re interested in making up to $20,000 more than your peers, you might be interested in becoming a Patent Agent.  Come learn what working as a Patent Agent is like, how to find patent law jobs, what qualities you'll need to be successful as an agent, and how to climb the ladder within the patent law field.  Additionally, learn about the Patent Office’s Registration Exam (who can take it, how it works, and how to study).  This event is geared towards grad students and postdocs, but seniors are also welcome to attend.  Presented by Mark Dighton of the Practising Law Institute.  No registration required.

Apply for the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is offering the Scholarship Plus Initiative™ again this year! This scholarship program benefits undergraduate students in the U.S. and Canada who may be interested in careers in power and energy engineering.
Please refer eligible freshmen, sophomores and juniors to where they can find out more and begin an application. Scholarship recipients can receive up to U.S. $7,000 for school, career experience opportunities and more.
The application closes June 30th. Please make sure your students are aware of this opportunity so they can apply.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Biomedical Engineering REU at East Carolina University

Our NSF-funded REU site on Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling (BME-SIM) at East Carolina University will take place from May 27th - August 1st.  Program participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing, meal plan, travel to a conference, and reimbursement of travel funds (dependent on need).

We will begin review of applications on April 15th.   Rising juniors and seniors, students from underrepresented groups (women, minorities and persons with disabilities), and students from academic institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply.  Qualifications include US Citizen or permanent resident, major in engineering, basic sciences, computer science or related disciplines, and strong academic record. 

Information about the research projects, faculty mentors, and application instructions can be found on the website for this REU program ( Please direct any students’ questions to me,

Summer Research Experiences

The National Science Foundation funds a number of Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Programs at universities around the nation.  Are you looking for something to do this summer?  You can find out about all of them here:

The deadlines for application may have expired for some programs.

Neuroscience/Engineering Research Scientist Assistant position at UW

The Horwitz lab in Physiology and Biophysics is looking for an individual with electrical and programming experience to aid in their research on color vision. Details on the position and requirements can be found on UW Hires. More information on the Horwitz lab can be found at

Temporary Test Engineer Position with Amnis

Mfg/Service Test Engineer

Amnis Corporation (a part of EMD Millipore) manufactures, distributes and services cutting edge cell imaging systems. We are looking for a talented Test Engineer to work in a fast-paced, service environment. You will have a key role within the Manufacturing team and will serve as the primary resource in upgrading imaging flow cytometers and test procedures. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual with excellent technical skills and a strong ability to problem solve, who will take ownership in this project and drive it to success.

  • Dis-Assemble, upgrade, test, troubleshoot, and repair of complex Cell imaging system.
  • Provide engineering support to achieve quality, cost and delivery goals.  
  • Improve product performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Assist in reporting documentation and procedure issues, wiring diagrams, bills of material and mechanical drawings updates.
  • Running tests to validate the system requirements, and completing a detailed formal report of the results.
  • In house testing/upgrades of hardware/software systems.
  • Proficiency with oscilloscope, VOM and other equipment.
Recent EE, Mechanical, or Bio engineering degree/background, or hands on technical experience in a manufacturing/service environment, good understanding of analog, digital, and microcontroller base circuitry. Knowledge of Optics and Micro-Fluidics systems
This is a temporary position (9 – 18 months)  with the potential to be converted to a full time position.

Email your resume to:

Software/Firmware Engineering Positions with Samsung

Position(Job) Title:
Software/Firmware Engineer (1~2 positions)
Manufacturing Engineering Institute Seattle Center

Company Overview:
Samsung Electro-Mechanics America Inc ( HQ is in Suwon, Korea)
Bellevue, WA
Basic function:
Design and development of front-end user-machine interface for industrial machine vision systems
Responsibilities to be taken:

To develop system software/firmware for machine vision systems using C/C++
To develop database to be used in inspection systems
To optimize the performance using parallel processing, SSE, and/or code optimization
To test algorithm performance

Experience and
Strong C/C++ programming skills
Fluent in development of GUIs that handles images and graphics with basic knowledge in image processing
Fundamental understanding of digital circuit and/or computer architecture
Experience in database interface programming preferred
Experience in parallel processing, code optimization, and SSE (Streaming SIMD Extension), and/or CUDA preferred
Experience in script languages (e.g., Python or Perl) for testing preferred
Experience in device driver development and testing preferred

Personal Skills/
Attributes/ Qualifications:
BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline
Excellent communication skills


Submarine Tour for STEM Students

Who is Ready for Spring Quarter!?

On April 15th, we have an outstanding opportunity to see a modern application of Science and Engineering. Brendan is an officer recruiter for the US Navy and UW EE alumn who has arranged for a tour of one of the most classified platforms in the world.  Ballistic Missile Submarines operate in complete silence in the middle of the ocean, away from the prying eyes of potential adversaries.  These massive vessels, 560 feet long displacing 18,750 tons, are Nuclear Powered and the officers onboard are trained Nuclear Plant managers and Submarine Operators, some within one year of graduating college. 

The trip will start on April 15th with a meeting at the Navy Office located at 15th and 42nd at 7:00 am on April 15th.  From there you will receive transportation to the Bangor Submarine base and begin the tour of the base and submarine.  Lunch is not provided, but will cost $4.00, and it is good food!  Expect to return to campus by 5:00 pm.

To be eligible, you must:
- Have US Citizenship
- Have completed or are in the process of taking the engineering physics and calculus series with a B or higher. 
- Be able to meet with Brendan *prior to the tour. No obligation required.  Their office is on 42nd and 15th, near MOD Pizza. 4201 15th Ave NE.
- Respond no later than April 1st to or (206) 327-2487 to sign up.

There wil be an information session April 1st in EEB303 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  A second session will be announced shortly.  Enjoy Spring Break!