Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Career Fair

Have you been looking for the perfect career position, internship, or summer job? You'll have the chance to chat with more than 60 employers at our annual Summer Career Fair! The employers will be looking to hire Huskies for a wide range of roles in companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. You're sure to find something that interests you!  You can learn more by clicking here.

The Basics

The Details

  • All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code is business casual
  • More info about what to expect is here.

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, & professionalism)
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or Resumes & Cover Letters workshop
  • Spruce up your resume in Same-Day Sessions (through June to UW-Seattle students only)
  • Submit your resume to the Summer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can't attend the fair!) 
If you have questions about the fair, please email or call 206.543.0535. Don’t miss this perfect employment opportunity! We look forward to seeing you on June 18th!

Controls/Systems Engineer Internship with Systima Technologies

Systima Technologies has a position available for an engineering intern to support projects to development and demonstrate aerospace and defense systems.  This position is for team-oriented, hands on development of aerospace-related electro-mechanical systems.  A major focus is configuration and interfacing of control/data acquisition subsystem to various sensors, Motors, Actuators and other hardware, as well as prototype testing for rapid technology maturation.  

·         Work with Engineers of various disciplines on design, build and validation of complex electro-mechanical/Mechatronic systems
·         Select, Implement and control actuators, stepper motors, Solenoid Valves and other hardware
·         Configure, Program and Implement a robust Control system to interface with hardware
·         Conduct lab testing to validate performance and ensure fault tolerant system configuration.
Education and experience
·         B.S. or M.S. Degree in Engineering planned in 2014 or 2015

Skills and abilities
·         Knowledge/Experience in general Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Systems
·         Experience/Proficiency in MatLab/Simulink, C/C++, Solidworks a plus
·         Knowledge of circuit design, control theory/design, dynamics/kinematics, CAD, Vibrations, 3D CAD/Modeling
·         Use and application of instrumentation/data acquisition for the purpose of conducting engineering tests
·         Self motivated individual with strong communication skills

Applicants for this position must be a U.S. citizen and must meet eligibility requirements for security clearance.  Please submit your resume and a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and experience to
Systima Technologies is a fast-growing company, an industry leader in the aerospace, defense, and commercial industries advancing state of the art technologies through innovation in engineering, research, and development. Systima Technologies offers a wealth of experience and capability in the engineering, design, and development of propulsion, mechanical and electronic systems.

Systima Technologies is located in Bothell, WA.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Course Autumn 2014: Computational Science and Scientific Computing for EEs

22649 EE 400 Section B Advanced Topics in EE
22651 EE 590 Section A Advanced Topics in Digital Computers

Instructor: Vikram Jandhyala
Credits: 4
Autumn 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30pm-­4:20pm
Miller Hall (MLR) 301

Understanding of scientific computing algorithms and their efficient computation on modern computing architectures is inherently interesting and powerful. It is also an important  skill  set  for  Electrical  and  Computer  Engineering  careers  whether  in academia, industry, labs, or startups. 

Audience: EE seniors and EE beginning graduate students interested in developing a basic background and skills in scientific computing as applied to ECE areas.

Languages: C, python, MATLAB. The main emphasis will be more towards using open source environments and languages though there may be occasional reliance on commercial tools and environments .

Motivation: computational science and scientific computing is a critical skill set for many of our students headed to Industry and startups. In addition, much of the research in our department whether done by undergraduate or graduate students relies on strong programming skills for real-world applications.

Instructor: Professor Vikram Jandhyala has direct hands on scientific computing and code  development  experience  at  the  University  of  Illinois,  Ansoft  Corporation  (now part of ANSYS), University of Washington, and at Nimbic (now part of Mentor Graphics). He is also the UW director of the UW-­?PNNL Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing and directs the Applied Computational Engineering Lab at UWEE.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of data structures and use of a programming language. Some knowledge of linear algebra and MATLAB is beneficial.


Weeks  1  and  2:  Basic  background.  Code  Development  Enviroments.  Basic  Data Structures. Basic understanding of Algorithms. Coding Practices. Debugging.

Weeks 3 and 4. Computational linear algebra. Direct solvers. Iterative solvers and preconditioners. Eigenvalues and singular values. Engineering and scientific examples from EE fields.

Weeks 5 and 6. Temporal dynamics. Ordinary Differential Equations. State space. PDEs.    Time stepping and convergence. Visualization and analysis. Stability. Engineering and scientific examples from EE fields.

Weeks 7 and 8. Graph representations and computations. Adjacency matrices. Laplacian.   Pagerank.   Community   detection.  Flow   and   diffusion.  Visualization. Engineering and scientific examples from EE fields.

Weeks 9 and 10.  Scientific parallel and distributed computing.  Amdahl’s Law.  Task partitioning, load balancing, and latency. Map Reduce. OpenMP and MPI.

Assignments and Grading: Weekly graded group homework programming assignments, final written exam.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

URP is Hiring! Undergraduate Student Assistant Position - Apply by June 23

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity promotes and facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with faculty, provides a public forum for students to present their work, and offers advising and other resources.

We currently seek an undergraduate student assistant to work 15-19.5 hours per week, preferably starting this summer and continuing through academic year 2014-15.  Compensation is $10.00/hour.  This position is Work-Study eligible.

General Duties/Description:

  • Provide web, database, and other technology support for the Undergraduate Research Program including routine URP website updates.
  • Assist in daily operations including email management, the development, production, and distribution of URP publication materials; office organization; program outreach;
  • Perform a variety of support functions for URP programs and events, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium; and
  • Occasional front desk reception support for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.


  • Valuable experience for students who want to gain professional work experience and/or learn about student services in higher education.
  • Interesting/relevant work environment for students who are already involved or interested in undergraduate research.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.


  • Work well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail.

  • Experience with PC applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page updates and maintenance.

  • High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including interest in learning new web-page design and other technical skills.

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with basic HTML and/or Drupal content management systems.
  • Familiarity with using social media platforms.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Familiarity with basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and/or InDesign.

How to Apply: Priority deadline for consideration is Monday, June 23

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to: Lauren Brohawn, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Program via Word or pdf attachment to

To learn more about the Undergraduate Research Program, visit:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Work Study Positions in Technical Support for School of Dentistry

The Division of Maxillofacial Radiology of the School of Dentistry has an ongoing project that needs technical support in the following areas:

- Development of a proximity device (trigger release) using infrared or radio frequency energy;

- Design of a 3D printable device (STL-file) to rigidly fixate a plastic skull to a fiberglass torso;

- Design and development of a strap system to hold a plastic mandible to a plastic skull capable of reproducing jaw motion.

This work study/student helper position is open to multiple applicants. Applicants do not need to be proficient in all areas to apply. This project involves a patented invention and requires a UW Faculty reference as well as a Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA). As a work for hire, participation in this project does not offer equity in the final product. Details about the work and confidentiality agreement will be provided via email upon request.

If interested, please contact Dr. Cleber Silva, Principal Investigator at

Register Now for Fall! Environmental Innovation Practicum

Register Now!
Innovation in Cleantech + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet
ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498, ENVIR 495
Fall Quarter, Tuesdays 4-5:50 pm, Paccar Hall 292
Instructor:  Deb Hagen-Lukens
Prerequisites:  None. Recommended for juniors and above, including grad students.
For a list of speakers and topics, check back in September:
The goal is to discover the universe of cleantech solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges and to raise awareness of how you might be part of that solution.  You’ll form teams around problems you identify, and present your solutions to the class.  Although not required, teams are invited to compete in the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge April 2, 2015.
The seminar consists of a selection of required readings and a series of industry experts who will speak on a specific cleantech topic. You will work in teams to present a proposed solution to an environmental problem. The final deliverable for the class is a 5-10 minute presentation.
Course topics will include:
  • Environmental challenges and opportunities linked to cleantech.
  • How to translate an idea into an actual device/product/company 
  • Market assessment (who would be the customer for this product or service?)