Friday, May 2, 2014

EE summer internship opportunity - open only until Tuesday (5/6/14)

Washington State Ferries Terminal Engineering group is looking for a mechanical or electrical engineering student who will assist with the inspections of the movable bridges at all of the WSF facilities.  The person will be teamed up with both mechanical engineers or electrical engineers along with craftsman for the day long inspection.  They will learn how the systems work and what the areas of concern our and help in the filling out of the inspection documentation.  The work involves climbing around the structures assessing both wire rope cable systems, hydraulic systems, power systems, PLC systems, a variety of sensors used to evaluate systems.  Their time will be spent about 50/50 between the office and the field.

The pay range is between $18.47 and $22.42/hr.  We anticipate this being a 40 hour work week.  As you can see there is plenty of time spent in the field so the student must be able to work on our bridges and in the office. 

Interested?  Send your resume and cover letter to:
Brian W. Quinn, PHR
Human Resources – Talent Acquisition and Career Services
Washington State Department of Transportation
Tele:  206-440-4066
Fax:  206-440-4807

G20 Global Business Challenge: Water

We have been invited to compete in the G20 Global Business Challenge, the finals of which will be held in Brisbane, Australia in the lead up to the G20 Leaders Summit! This challenge is focusing on the business of water and encourages multidisciplinary teams of graduate students, and so I’m reaching out to you to ask you to share this with your students. For more information please see the brochure.

We are accepting registrations to compete for the UW here: Students may enter a full team or on their own to be paired with others.

2014 UWAA Multicultural Alumni Partnership Scholarship - DEADLINE Friday 5/30

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday.

One of MAP's missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities.

Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:
  • Continuing UW student in good standing
  • Full-time student at the University of Washington, undergraduate or graduate/professional
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid
Completing the on-line application process includes two steps:

Step 1: Complete UWAA MAP scholarship application questionnaire at (after submission you will receive a confirmation code and instructions for Step 2)
Step 2: Upload three scholarship supporting documents at
  • One reference letter from faculty member, adviser, academic personnel, or community leader (signed reference letter must be scanned and uploaded by the applicant)
  • A one-page typed narrative describing the applicant's personal background, academic and career goals, financial need, commitment to diversity, and the applicant's involvement with campus and/or community organizations
  • Copy of UW transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable)
Additional materials will not be accepted. We will not accept phone calls regarding application status. Recipients will be contacted by telephone. Non-recipients will not be notified; if you have not been contacted within five weeks of the application deadline, you were not selected. However, the Office of Student Financial Aid will retain your application in case other scholarship funds become available. All information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship recipients must be available to attend MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) strives to maintain a close relationship with its scholarship recipients. Support of a diverse student body is at the heart of MAP's mission. Students are our future alumni; thus, MAP aims to support students and encourages your involvement in our programs.

Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 30, 2014.

On campus service-learning opportunity for Juniors & Seniors

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference  

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

UW's Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Fall Quarter 2014. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

·         Seminar begins 2nd  week of Fall Quarter,  September 29th, 2014
·         Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
·         Tutoring takes place on campus
·         Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students
·         A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Leslie Ikeda at:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

What's next? ASUW is Hiring

The ASUW truly provides an unparalleled experience for students to serve others. Through an overarching theme of public service, our association provides students with real world experiences ranging from advocacy efforts that helped freeze undergraduate resident tuition to organizing large scale concerts, like Fall Fling. We are accepting applications for over 65 paid positions at

The Associated Students of the University of Washington is a non-profit organization that serves as the student government at the University of Washington. The structure of the ASUW is a composition of 25 units, including entities, enterprises, commissions, programs, and committees. Operating with a budget of approximately one million dollars, 72 employees and over 500 volunteers work to serve students and improve student life.

Applications will close this Sunday, May 4th for several positions, including the American Indian Student Commission Director, Asian Student Commission Director, Black Student Commission Director, La Raza Student Commission Director, Pacific Islander Student Commission Director, Queer Student Commission Director, Student Disability Commission Director and Women's Action Commission Director.

The ASUW is accepting applications for over 65 positions. Join us in learning what’s next at

A Unique Learning Opportunity in Summer Quarter: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Justice

Please encourage students to enroll in a unique summer quarter learning opportunity to take one of four allied courses (COM 330, DESIGN 300, DRAMA 303, and PHIL 307).  As an undergraduate learning initiative in the College of Arts & Sciences, this Summer Institute provides opportunities for students to develop and apply a variety of liberal learning skills through integrated cross-disciplinary methods.  These courses have no prerequisites and are open to students in all majors.  The courses will meet separately on Mondays and Wednesdays and together for Friday workshops in which students from each of the four courses will work in teams to develop final presentations on some aspect of justice.  The team presentations will take place at a conference on Justice Across Boundaries to be held on Saturday, Aug. 9.  The conference on Aug. 9 will be the last meeting for each class.  Students who are interested in participating should sign up for one of the four allied courses:

COM 330.  Rhetoric of Science (Professor Leah Ceccarelli)
MW 1:10 – 3:20 in CMU 228 and F 12:00 – 2:20 in OUGL 136
Studying how scientists use rhetoric to communicate, and how nonscientists use rhetoric to argue about science and its effects, you will discover the means of persuasion available to shape science, its products, and the relationship between both and the publics that surround them. 

DESIGN 300. Design + Thinking (Professor Christopher Ozubko)
MW 9:40 – 11:50 in ART 247 and F 12:00 – 2:20 in OUGL 136
In this course you will explore conceptual problem-solving employing some of the fundamental principles of visual communication.  Collaboratively solving problems in visual design will also help you to develop your critical, analytical, and verbal skills.

Drama 303: The Structure of Dramatic Narrative (Professor Andrew Tsao)
MW 9:40 – 11:50 in HUT 154 and F 12:00 – 2:20 in OUGL 136
This course will explore the various forms the narrative impulse has taken particularly in western civilization in order to enable you to better employ these forms as practitioners in order to convey meaning.  Since all stories are signs of something else or metaphorical in nature, the uses of storytelling can suggest or imply themes, ideas, concepts, morality, ethics, behavior, devotion and persuasion.

PHIL 307:  Justice Across Disciplinary Boundaries (Professor William Talbott)
MW 1:10 – 3:20 in SAV 264 and F 12:00 – 2:20 in OUGL 136
The course will integrate work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, economics, and relevant research in the natural and biological sciences with work in philosophy, political theory, and communication to explore how these various disciplines contribute to our understanding of justice.

Employer Panel: Consulting engineers May 7

Engineering student organizations, headed by IIE, are hosting an Employer Panel focused on engineering consulting.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Starts:  6pm
Electrical Engineering Building – EE303

Students interested in attending should RSVP here:

Questions can be sent to Matt Vay

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

EE summer internship for undergrad/grad student

Employer: MSI - Measurement Systems International - Rice Lake Weighing Sys

Job Title: Electronic Engineering Intern - MSI (Rice Lake Weighing Systems)

Deadline: 5/2/2014

To apply, simply click the following URL ( and log in or activate an account.  Once logged in, search for the following "EMPLOYER" or "JOB TITLE":

Majors: EE

Work Period: 4 - Summer (Jun - Aug)

Level: Masters Candidate,Sophomore,Junior,Senior,Fifth Year,Doctoral Candidate

Work Authorization: Permanent U.S. Resident,Student (F-1) Visa,U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

Measurement Systems International, a Rice Lake Weighing Systems subsidiary, has a paid Summer Internship for an Electronic Engineering student. You will be working with highly precise electronic assemblies testing new designs, and helping to bring new products to production. This is not a software position. You will be involved in the design and testing of switching power supplies, Delta-Sigma A/D converters, LCD and LED display circuitry, and other types of electronic circuitry. You will gain experience in both Analog, Digital, and Embedded Microprocessor circuitry design working under a Sr. Electronic Design Engineer. You will use multiple types of test instrumentation and gain experience in real-world design implementation. This is a 40 hr/week position during summer.

UW Exchange Programs Accepting Applications!

Hello from International Programs and Exchanges!

Are you interested in studying abroad for a semester or a year on a UW exchange program? We are currently accepting applications for programs beginning in winter and spring 2015. Exchange program participants earn UW credit for their coursework overseas and are able to use UW financial aid and scholarships towards program costs.

If you would like to escape the dreary Seattle winter, why not apply for a program in Australia or New Zealand (it’s summer there!)? We have six partner universities in Australia and two in New Zealand. In addition to coursework in humanities and social sciences, these programs are also well suited to STEM majors.

Popular programs in Asia include the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), National Taiwan University, Yonsei University and Seoul National University in Korea, and numerous partner schools in Japan (including Kyoto University, Osaka University, Keio University, Aoyama Gakuin University and Tokyo Institute of Technology). Courses in English are offered at all of these universities.

Of course, exchange programs exist all over the world, from South Africa to Poland and everywhere in between. Whatever the case, we think that you’ll find an exchange to be one of the most challenging, rewarding, and transformative experiences in study abroad. 

If you have questions, please contact us by e-mail or stop by 459 Schmitz Hall. We have drop-in advising from 10am-4pm daily. To explore programs or start an application, visit

Phi Sigma Rho T-Shirt Fundraiser Next Week!

RTneuro Full-Time EE Opportunity

RTneuro is hiring an engineering intern with hopes to make a full-time offer upon graduation!

Job Description
The engineer will be in charge of any of the following tasks:
● Designing and/or improving the analog circuits that will be integrated into the RTneuro
Writing the firmware to interface with the analog front end
Writing the firmware to interface with a remote wireless peer device
● Writing DSP code to implement Algorithms in C
● Designing test suites (test benches) to verify own design
Writing formal documentation to communicate changes to the team
Preferred Knowledge
● Familiarity with Embedded Systems programming (C programming language)
● Familiarity with Analog Circuit Design (Opamps and Transistor Level)
● Familiarity with Software Development (Java)
● Motivated to learn fast.
Additional Immediate Internship Opportunity
● Upto 20 hours a week from May 1 May 31st

"We have an exciting, early-stage opportunity for a senior Electrical Engineering student to join our team immediately (May 1st). Upon graduation, we expect to offer you a full-time role with us, pending your experience from May 1st-graduation, which will be paid and part-time, to allow you to finish your academics. 

RTneuro was conceived in 2013 with the goal of making it fun to achieve wellness by leveraging certain emerging technologies. The combination of ubiquitous connectivity, low cost manufacturing, abundant cloud computing and storage makes it possible for us to unleash a torrent of bio-signals, that  are then transformed to actionable inputs to the consumer

RTneuro is is building a reference design for an low cost bio-sensor, “Rainbow,” that includes a heart-rate and blood oxygen level detector, accelerometer, skin temperature sensor and a galvanic skin response sensor. When combined these signals will provide unique insights into the wearers wellness and activities.

To study these signals we are building “Indra,” which is a Data Analytics engine that combines signal processing and machine learning techniques on the sensor data from multiple consumers to draw inferences and learn about the individual consumer. 

RTneuro will also deliver an SDK to enable the best talent on the planet to build compelling Mobile applications through which consumers can be provided a fun and interesting experience whilst guiding and directing them to learn and undertake activities that increase wellness in mind and body. RTneuro will develop and release 3 compelling applications as reference apps.

We look forward to working with many other innovative people and companies in the journey to improving people’s lives."


Alexander Day
Program Manager • RTneuro 
p 508.274.9105 • Seattle

'Follow Us@RTneuro

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Autumn 2014 Online Courses Available

Register for Autumn 2014 online courses

Register now for autumn quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this autumn 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 autumn 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 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)

COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (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)
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 185: The Concert Season (VLPA)
MUSIC 331: History of Jazz (VLPA)
PHIL 115: Practical Reasoning (I&S/QSR)
POL S 270: Introduction to Political Economy (I&S)
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (I&S)
PSYCH 203: Personality and Individual Differences (I&S)
PSYCH 206: Human Development (I&S)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

Manufacturing Test Engineer, Electrical (MTEE) with Gladiator Technologies

Gladiator Technologies, Inc. is a rapidly growing designer and manufacturer of high performance MEMS inertial systems and sensors and systems for demanding commercial aerospace, defense, motorsports and other commercial applications. Gladiator is expanding rapidly and currently has openings in our manufacturing and test group. Learn more about Gladiator Technologies at About Gladiator Technologies    
Perform MTEE duties including initial analog and digital circuit testing to verify proper operation of new CCA’s. Design verification testing (DVT), qualification testing (QUAL TEST), troubleshooting, technical support, application engineering with customers.  Perform modification of electrical designs and test procedures in the support of production and newly designed products.
·         Develop and maintain (with IT) performance characteristics database for statistical performance analysis on production units.
·         Develop and maintain failure analysis database, issue corrective action (with QA) and customer failure analysis reports.
·         Develop and maintain sensor yield analysis database (with IT) for sensor yield improvements with feedback into design engineering.
·         Utilize key design tools including design of experiments (DOE) and implement improvements.
·         Support updates to documentation associated with specifications, user guides, updates to assembly and production testing per AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008.
·         Support trouble shooting of developmental and production products including test equipment, sensor, CCA’s and end items.
·         Support any related engineering activities as directed by Engineering and Operations management and perform other duties as assigned.
·         Performs all other related duties as assigned by Manager. *

* These tasks do not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act definition of essential job functions and are usually less than 5% of time spent.  However, these tasks still constitute important performance aspects of the job.
·        Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of related electronics and job experience (minimum of 3 to 5 years).
·        Analog and digital circuit test, troubleshooting and documentation experience of 3 to 5 years minimum.
·        Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and Windows Operating System.
·        Aerospace and Defense electronics experience strongly preferred (inertial product experience highly desired).
·        Strong computer and math skills required as well as strong knowledge of electronics.
·        Familiar with circuit layout and documentation.
·        Follow through in testing new development products.
·        Ability to interface and support customers with technical requirements.
·        Ability to design and maintain drawings and schematics, functional and acceptance test procedures, failure reports, manuals and all other applicable engineering and production specifications. DVT, Qual Test, failure analysis as necessary.
·        Ability to follow and understand both technical and non-technical work instructions.
·        Some limited experience in an ERP/MRP computerized environment desired.
·        Must be willing to work cooperatively in a small team environment.
·        Excellent attention to detail.
·        Strong written and verbal communication skills.
·        Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.

Our work environment is fast-paced and requires team members to have mechanical aptitude and be detail-oriented, to learn quickly and have organizational skills, but most importantly to have a positive attitude and enjoy their job and the people they work with.

·         Able to consistently lift (up to 50 pounds), bend, kneel, stretch and stand during shift.
Compensation is DOE. GTI offers a competitive salary, employer retirement match (Fidelity Simple Plan), health/dental/vision care package, paid vacation and holidays.