Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Summer 2014 BSE 190B NW/IS / Renewable Energy and Bioenergy/ Online no extra fee

Renewable Energy and Bioenergy
BSE 190A: “Renewable Energy and Bioenergy”
Sln: 10593
Summer Quarter 2014 (5 credits)
A term only    

BSE 190B: 5 credits
online class
Summer quarter 2014 B
term only, SLN 10594
NW /  I/S credits

Are your students wondering about these questions?  Take this completely online class.

Bioethanol: a promising alternative to fossil fuels or food crop-consuming boondoggle?
Biodiesel: fuel from french fries?
      Wood: a renewable source of fuels and chemicals?

Getting Ready for Year 2: Kick-start Your Scholarship Search sessions for freshmen & sophomores

Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop offered by the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, in collaboration with Housing & Food Services, provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships, many of which will have deadlines during fall quarter. Join us to start planning and get ahead on what will be a busy fall.
  • Tuesday, May 20, 5:30-6:20pm, McCarty Hall AB
  • Wednesday, May 21, 5:30-6:20pm, Poplar Hall 105

RSVP to attend either session at

Harlan Hahn Student Scholarship in Disability Studies

All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington may apply for the Scholarship. This is a merit-based monetary award for students who demonstrate promise in the field of Disability Studies. Applicants should have • A minimum 3.0 GPA in Disability Studies courses or equivalent demonstration of academic excellence in areas related to disability studies (e.g. courses taught as a graduate teaching assistant or scholarly work conducted as a graduate research assistant) • Evidence of commitment to issues of social justice related to people with disabilities (e.g. work, volunteer or activist experiences, academic outreach) and/or disability studies scholarship.
Award funds may be used for
• Travel to disability studies related conferences as a participant or as a presenter • Support for academic research projects in any area of disability studies (e.g. surveys, incentives for subjects, books) • Development or support for disability related activist endeavors (e.g. web development, meeting support) • Assistance with accessibility issues • Other academic/activist goals pertaining to disability studies.
To apply, please submit all of the following:
·      A personal statement that includes a) a brief proposal for how the funds will be used; b) a statement about how the applicant exemplifies the award criteria; and c) a short description of the applicant’s disability studies related experience, research, and/or career goals
·      Name and contact information for one reference
·      Resume/CV
·      Academic transcript

Application deadline: Monday, May 19, 2014, 11pm.
Materials should be submitted to Harlan Hahn Awards Selection Committee at
Please note that • Recipients of the Scholarship are expected to provide a Disability Studies Program brown bag talk or other public presentation, as well as a short written summary of how the funds were spent • All activities must be completed by June 30, 2015 • Past performance under these awards will be taken into consideration when assessing an application by a previous award winner.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Getting Into Grad School: The Inside Scoop About What Works

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education
Summer 2014
This full-term 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?
o What you need to know about the graduate school experience
Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect?
o Demystify the process
o 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?
o 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?
Mondays 1:10 – 3:20pm DEM 104 SLN: 14136
For more information or questions, contact Tylir McKenzie at or visit our website at

Monday, May 5, 2014

Summer Quarter Certificate in Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market

Students participating in the two Summer Quarter courses will learn how to make web-based content and software available in another language – taking into consideration other cultural norms and geopolitical issues - and to acquire hands-on experience in translating webpages, software strings, user interfaces and help files, allowing target users to interact at every level in their local language. Courses are taught by Localization professionals with 10+ years of experience in the field.
Required Courses:
Introduction to Localization & Project Management, JSIS 473
Șren Eberhard & Jan Grodecki, 5 credits, A Term, M & Th, 5 - 9 PM, and Sat, July 12, 9 AMР4 PM
Localization Technology and Tools, JSIS 474
Jan Grodecki & Pavel Soukenik, 5 credits, B Term, M & Th, 5 - 9 PM, and Sat, August 16, 9 AM– 4 PM
The program will greatly increase students’ chances to find entry-level localization or international project manager positions in the software industry. For more details on the program and the courses, visit

STEAM Team - Recruiting undergraduates in STEM service learning opportunity

Join the STEAM Team! Learn about college readiness and supporting students in understanding STEM careers while volunteering at the Highpoint community in the Tinkering Studio with middle and high schoolers. One year commitment, 2 credits per quarter. Info Sessions in MGH 258: Tuesday, 5/6 @3pm. Thursday, 5/8 @5pm. Monday, 5/12 @10am.

Email for any questions. 
Apply at by May 14.