Friday, April 11, 2014

Fulbright U.S. Student Program – UW Information Sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2015-16 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program ( This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2014. The campus deadline for applications is September 10, 2014.
  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply. Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at


To be eligible, you must be:
1)      A U.S. citizen,
·         International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at:
2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,
3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Complete eligibility details are at


  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

Fulbright Program Advisors AT UW:

·         For graduate and professional students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Marilyn Gray,, G-1 Communications

·         For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Robin Chang,, 171 Mary Gates Hall

  • UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:
Natalia Dyba,, UW1-186

Please contact the appropriate advisor above if you have questions or concerns.

Invitation: Teaching and Learning Symposium

Please join us at the 10th Annual UW Teaching and Learning Symposium, where you'll have the opportunity to talk with colleagues who are actively engaged in examining teaching and learning in their disciplines.  Over 75 faculty, staff, and students from 30 departments and units are presenting 40 posters.  Dr. Scott Freeman of Biology will give the keynote presentation.

Symposium Schedule:

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HUB Ballroom

2:00-2:05 CTL Welcome
2:05-2:50 Poster Session #1
2:50-3:00 Welcome: Provost Ana Mari Cauce
3:00-3:45 Keynote Presentation: Dr. Scott Freeman, Principal Lecturer, Biology
                  "End of Lecture: The Future of Evidence-Based Teaching"
3:45-4:30 Poster Session #2

For more information and a link to the full program, see:

No registration or RSVP is required. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Undergraduate Engineering Intern

Position: Assistant Engineering Intern (EE)

Company: Consumer Electronics startup with the largest ever Kickstarter campaign in its category (food-related) with an international presence. It has a fun, people-centric, laid-back, but highly driven culture.

Internship job description: There are two major job functions.

1. Debug and service the existing product. Hands-on circuit debugging.
2. Assist the founders and chief engineer in product design for the next design iteration, research and test new possible components, and programming embedded systems.

Technical Skill sets desired:

Most likely a Junior or a Senior with the following skills:

1. Strong circuit design and systematic debugging skills. Very hands-on and enjoy getting the hands dirty. Must understand basic circuit debugging safety and have good attention to detail.
2. Some experience (or course work) in embedded system. Experience with the Arduino platform (or equivalent like Rasberry Pi) strongly desired.

Other skills:

1. Very good writing and communication skills strongly desired, and must be a team person. We have a great team and would like to expand it with more great people.
2. Comfortable with ambiguity. This is a startup, after all.
3. Entrepreneurial.
4. Responsible and service-oriented.
5. (Optional, but would be great to have) A food lover! The product is for the kitchen.

Time commitment:

Flexible. Around 8-10 hours a week to start, weekends are ok as well.


SoDo. All work to be done on-site. The location is bus-able, but we can also pick up in the U-District and Downtown.


Paid. $13+ depending on experience. There is also a potential for full-time employment.

US Citizens or with proper Work Authorization only. We are an Equal Opportunity company.


Please send a cover letter and a resume to with the subject line: “Engineering Intern”.

Game Design with Richard Rouse III

Game Design with Richard Rouse III

Hello everyone!

I'm sure that at one point or another, we've all wished that we were part of a video game. After all, video games are so much more than just a game.

So please do come to learn more about game design from Richard Rouse. Richard Rouse is an experienced game designer, storyteller and writer in the field.

Wednesday, April 16 at 5:00pm in SMI 115

He will be talking about:
- The gaming industry and working in it
- Tips and tricks to be successful
- Game design - "Five Ways a Video Game Can Make You Cry"


Snacks and drinks will be provided.

More information can be found here:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GameDev club

We're from Gamedev Club at UW, and we meet 4PM Thursdays in CSE 503. We're interested in video games and indie video game development - namely, participating in contests and gamejams (last quarter we had several teams enter in the Cyberpunk Gamejam (

Sound like your kind of deal, but no experience? No problem!
We hold regular workshops teaching how to use popular game libraries, in addition to having regular guest speakers from people involved in the local game industry.

Want to keep updated?
Check out our website:

And join our FB group:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

City of Seattle - Summer Internship

Summer internship with the City of Seattle are here! We have over 20 openings with a wide range of majors from Culinary intern at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project, to Communications Intern, IT Intern to Student Engineering Intern. Please advise your students to apply through our online employment site under the Student Employment Opportunities tab.

FREE LinkedIn photo booth at the Career Center

The Career Center is coordinating a FREE LinkedIn photo booth leading up to our Spring Career Fair. The booth is available on Tuesday, April 15th in MGH 134 from 12:00 – 3:00pm. Students, alumni, 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 tool for new and experienced users like.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Undergraduate Research Opportunity with SEAL

I am looking for an undergraduate researcher to join our team in the Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory. Our team is designing a plant growth system that maintains household plants automatically. It is intended for consumers and will need to be affordable and user-friendly. This is a good opportunity for students that want experience in a research lab before graduating.

Next quarter will be the software design phase of the project. I am looking for a student that has completed or is enrolled in EE 299 or EE 472 and has the following skills/traits:

- Programming (C, Java, etc.)
- Ready to learn
- Team player
- Creative

- Familiarity with Linux is a plus (optional)
- Familiarity with web programming is a plus (optional)

If you are graduating next year you are especially encouraged to apply. This project will most likely continue into later quarters.
If you are interested in this position, please email me at

Introducing the UW Data Science Seminar (Wed 4/16 3:30pm, 420 MGH)

The eScience Institute, iSchool DataLab, and CSE Interactive Data Lab are excited to announce the launch of the Data Science Seminar (, a new university-wide effort that brings together thought-leading speakers and researchers across campus to discuss topics related to data analysis, visualization and applications to domain sciences. The seminar will be held on selected Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm in 420 Mary Gates Hall. Pat Hanrahan, Stanford Professor and Tableau Software Co-Founder, will kick off the series on April 16 with a talk entitled "People, Data and Analysis". Additional speakers in the Spring and Fall terms include Hal Varian (4/23), Arfon Smith (5/21), Jon Kleinberg, Jure Leskovec, Martin Wattenberg, and Fernanda ViƩgas. Details on upcoming talks can be found at the seminar website: All talks are free and open to the public. If you have any questions feel free to contact any of the organizers (cc'ed).