Friday, October 17, 2014

Employer-Led Workshop: Interview Tips (presented by Google)

Employer-Led Workshops
Come join us for a new event series at the Career Center, to hear straight from top employers how to be successful in your job or internship search, as well as strategies for developing your personal and professional life both during and after college!  Coming up next?  Google sharing tips on how to ace your interview.

Employer-Led Workshop: Interview Tips (presented by Google)
Wednesday, October 22nd
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

The most exciting part of looking for a job? Searching, finding and applying. The most nerve-racking part? Interviewing. But it doesn't have to be this way. This course guides students through exercises to help them prepare for an interview – both in-person and virtually. It also outlines tips and tricks that the Google University Programs team has developed over the years.

No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops, and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Questions? Email .


Employer-Led Workshop: Transitioning to Life After College (presented by Northwestern Mutual)
Wednesday, November 5th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshop: Internships: What They Are and How to Find One (presented by Liberty Mutual)
Wednesday, November 19th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

New Course Offering – Winter Quarter 2015: EE 371 Design of Digital Circuits and Systems

EE 371 Design of Digital Circuits and Systems (5 cr)
SLN 21021
Jim Peckol
WF 230-420
EEB 045

The execution of modern digital electronic systems designs presents challenges that demand new ways of thinking about such problems.  Building upon the fundamental concepts of electronic circuits and those developed in EE 271, the main objective of EE 371 is to provide students with a theoretical background to and practical experience with the tools, techniques, and methods for solving challenges related to signal integrity, the modeling complex systems using the Verilog hardware design language, managing power consumption in digital systems, and ensuring robust intra and inter system communication.  

We will work with the Altera DE1-SOC development board that utilizes the Cyclone V FPGA combined with a variety of peripheral devices, potentially including the embedded NIOS processor, as a target hardware platform.  The hardware side of the applications will be specified then designed, modeled, and tested using the Verilog HDL and the libraries and tools provided under the Quartus II development environment.  We will synthesize then download the tested modules onto the DE1-SOC board where they will be integrated into a complete working system. 

Upon completion of the class the student will have developed strong design skills for implementing complex digital logic systems in modern design languages onto FPGAs and similar programmable fabrics.

For this first offering, we're going to have to prioritize juniors initially, particularly those headed for EE 476-EE 477 next year.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tenure Track Computer Engineering Faculty Position University of the Pacific

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Pacific invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Computer Engineering at the Assistant Professor level, starting in August 2015. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates will be considered for higher ranks.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Engineering or related field. Applicants must have knowledge of computer architectures and their design. Preferred qualifications include specialization in the field of computer systems, such as network architecture, network security, or storage architecture. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching at a predominantly undergraduate institution and dedicated to establishing a research program that engages students. Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of undergraduate courses offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, as well as the opportunity to develop new graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Other duties include mentoring senior capstone research projects, advising undergraduate majors, participation in departmental and university governance, and ongoing professional development. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

The University of the Pacific, founded in 1851, is the first chartered institution of higher learning in California. The School of Engineering and Computer Science takes pride in providing a superior, student-centered learning environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and required cooperative education. This combination of personal attention and professional practice prepares graduates who excel in the engineering profession and are qualified to pursue advanced degrees. Pacific is a residential campus, serving a primarily full-time student body. Information about the School of Engineering and Computer Science and the University may be found at

Submit a curriculum vita with educational background, teaching and professional experience, list of publications and the names of three references. Applications are submitted through Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of the Pacific is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, encouraging excellence through diversity.

Student Web Developer position

The Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability office ( is looking for a web developer to help create new interactive online interfaces for Green Certification programs and Sustainability Snapshots, updating and building new features for the sustainability map, create features to better browse and find content on the site, integrate a new blog with the existing website, as well as general development and maintenance work on the ESS website as needed. The developer will also have opportunities to propose features to create and add to the site to improve navigation, usability or discoverability of content.

Candidates should have experience with Drupal (Drupal module development preferred); Web development experience including strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, and/or other development languages, computer programs and design software; strong organizational skills and ability to manage competing deadlines and prioritize time accordingly.

To apply, go to HuskyJobs ( and search for job #83766.

UW Electrical Engineering Professional Master's Program Info Session

Whether you're already working as a bachelor's level electrical engineer or want to break into a new field, the UW Professional Master's Program (PMP) may be for you. The Electrical Engineering PMP offers a work-compatible Master's degree in electrical engineering and courses taught by UW Seattle's world class Electrical Engineering faculty. Our faculty's cutting edge research informs their teaching, allowing you to bring the latest ideas to bear in your career. The program typically takes 3 years to complete, however students have the option of enrolling full-time or part-time. The PMP leads to the same degree offered through the daytime program – the MSEE.

Interested in learning more? Attend our upcoming information session:

UWEE Professional Master's Program Info Session
Monday, November 17th, 2014, 6-7PM
Electrical Engineering Building, Room 303

We hope you’ll join us!

Questions? Email us at or call at 206-616-4909.

IEEE-HKN Lecture Series - November 4th

Title: “Lighting Up a Village”, by Prof. Henry Louie (Seattle U)

Where: EEB 037
When: Tues November 4th at 4:45pm

Abstract: Energy underwrites all human endeavors. Where energy is abundant, we find prosperous societies; where energy is scarce, we find lowered standards of living. Electricity is one of the most convenient carriers of energy, yet approximately 1.2 billion people do not have access to the electric grid. This form of energy poverty disproportionately afflicts the world’s most impoverished people—those living on one to two US Dollars per day. This presentation discusses the broad challenge of energy poverty, and how new technologies and innovative business strategies are being used to provide first time electricity access to villages around the world

Speaker Bio: Dr. Henry Louie received the B.S.E.E. degree from Kettering University, the M.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University. Dr. Louie is a founding member and current secretary of the IEEE PES Working Group on sustainable energy solutions for developing communities. He was the technical program co-chair of the 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference. Since 2011, he has been the IEEE Power & Energy Society Vice President of Membership & Image. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

The next IEEE-HKN Lecture Series; Daniel Kirschen; Oct 28th; EEB 037; 4:45pm

Title: “Integrating Renewable Energy Sources in the Electricity Grid”, by Prof. Daniel Kirschen (University of Washington)

Where: EEB 037
When: Tues October 28th at 4:45pm

Abstract: This presentation will start by discussing the factors that drive the operation and the deployment of the electricity grid and spur the development of the concept of “smart grid”. We will then discuss the problems associated with the integration of renewable energy sources in the grid. The talk will close with a discussion of some current research topics in this area.

Speaker Bio: Daniel Kirschen is the Donald W. and Ruth Mary Close Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on smart grids, the integration of renewable energy sources in the grid, power system economics and power system security. Prior to joining the University of Washington, he taught for 16 years at The University of Manchester (UK). Before becoming an academic, Daniel worked for Control Data and Siemens on the development of application software for utility control centers. He holds a PhD and MS from the University of Wisconsin and an Electro-Mechanical Engineering degree from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium).

Green Seed Fund Proposals and SustainableUW Festival

The University of Washington is delighted to announce that the Green Seed Fund will be accepting proposals beginning October 22. The Green Seed Fund is a grant opportunity for sustainability-focused research projects and seeks to engage the UW community in research that advances sustainability on campus and beyond. Successful grant proposals will use the campus as a living, learning laboratory and help the UW find solutions to the most pressing environmental issues. 
*Links and more information:
Green Seed Fund Facts:
*Proposals may be submitted beginning at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 and will close at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, December 11, 2014. 
*Grants are open to UW Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma and affiliated field stations, as well as UW Medical Center, and Harborview. 
*Research teams are required to include at minimum a faculty, student and staff member. 
*Approximately $250,000 of funding is available for Fiscal Year 2014-2015; the average award will be $25,000-75,000. 
*Projects should be approximately one year in duration and should not exceed two years. 
*Applicants will also be required to provide letters of support from any campus unit potentially impacted by the proposed scope.
*2013-2014 Green Seed Fund teams will present posters at the Sustainability Summit as part of the SustainableUW Festival in Alder Hall October 22 from 4-7 p.m.:

Other sustainability news of interest:
*Celebrate sustainability efforts at the University of Washington during the week-long SustainableUW Festival! Held October 20-25, the festival recognizes environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts across the University of Washington, highlighting contributions and leadership efforts across campus and providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved. 
*A central part of the festival will be the Sustainability Summit on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, which is national Campus Sustainability Day. This includes a vendor fair on Red Square during the day, and the Sustainability Summit speakers and poster session in Alder Hall from 4-7 p.m. Full event listing:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Announcing the 2015 USAID Donald Payne Fellowship Program

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
The application deadline is January 20, 2015. 

The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers.  The Payne Fellowship Program provides:
·         Benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree,
·         Arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and
·         Provides professional development and support activities. 

Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.  Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program.  At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. 

Applicants must be:
·         College seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply,
·         Have GPAs of at least 3.2 and
·         Must be U.S. citizens. 

The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.orgThe application deadline is January 20, 2015.  The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University. 

2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Number of Fellowships Offered:  5
Eligibility Requirements:  U.S. citizenship; GPA of 3.2/4.0; seeking to start two-year relevant grad program in fall 2015
Online Application Opens:  October 14, 2014
Application Deadline:  January 20, 2015 - Finalists selected by the end of February - Fellows selected by mid-March

Tessa Henry, Program Officer
USAID Donald M. Payne Int'l Development Program; 202-806-4367, (877) 633-0002
Office: (202) 806-5952

Business and IT Internships and Career Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente

Discover a place where powerful technology meets business expertise. Where expert care drives performance. And where the momentum of one of the nation's leading not-for-profit health plans gives you a head start on success.

Lay the groundwork for a dynamic future with an industry leader. At Kaiser Permanente, you'll forge lasting relationships with colleagues across the organization while enjoying the opportunity to grow your experience and hone your expertise on assignments that have real impact. Our interns and new grads have worked on everything from analyzing financial software and developing new marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps and helping clinicians improve care delivery. We want you to get the most out of your time here-and will give you projects that challenge you to think freely, question thoroughly, and explore deeply.
If you have a background in accounting, communications, finance, IT, or marketing-or if you're simply interested in impacting the future of care-we invite you to explore internship and career opportunities at Kaiser Permanente.
Please mention you heard about these openings from AfterCollege.
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We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Husky Toastmasters Club Open House, Thursday, October 16

Toastmasters support each other in learning how to give a speech, think on our feet and exercise leadership skills.  We invite you to learn about Toastmasters at an educational event on October 16th, Thursday, in Schmitz 170 from noon to 1:00 pm.
Our special guest will be Professor Cliff Mass from the department of Atmospheric Sciences. He will present on ‘Successful Public Speaking, full of great information on how to gain your confidence and find your voice in presentations.  The Professor is a great speaker, who consistently wows his audience. We guarantee you’ll learn something new and have fun doing it!
One of our Toastmaster members, Deb Smith, will present ‘What is Toastmasters’. This speech will be evaluated by Toastmasters’ member Kate Curtis who will demonstrate on how positive evaluators can give constructive feedback to help speakers improve.
Please join us to find out more about Toastmasters’ public speaking and leadership program.  Refreshments will be served.

Winter 2015 GEOG 258 Digital Geographies

Prof. Sarah Elwood
Geographic technology is everywhere! Online and in smart phones, we are tweeting about protest movements, becoming mayors on Foursquare, making political art, and getting around town on Uber or Lyft. Our everyday lives are increasingly made through spatial media.

Do you like art? Politics? Technology? Maybe you want to learn how these new tools are used for social justice. If this sounds like you, this is your course!

Make digital, web-based maps that you can share!
Voice your social justice concerns through digital geography!
Probe societal inequalities affected by spatial technology.
Expand your aptitude for new technologies -- and have the evidence to show to future empoyers!
Understand how your daily lives shape and are shaped by these rapidly emerging technologies.

Winter Quarter, 5 Credits, I&S
SLN 14788, Tues/Thurs 1:30 - 3:20
(with assorted lab sections)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for language study abroad - UW information session TUESDAY!

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are available for undergrad & grad students in all fields planning to study languages abroad during 2015-16 and who are interested in government work. Please share this information widely. We are fortunate to have a representative from the Boren Awards program visiting UW tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 14 to provide information to students, faculty and staff. 

UW Information Sessions:

·         Tues., Oct. 14, 2014, 2:30pm, 171 MGH -- This session will be hosted by Hannah Grossblatt, Boren Program Coordinator, and will cover both Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships.

·         Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 3:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)

·         Tues, Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)

·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are always welcome

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. To view the Program Basics for the Boren Scholarship, click here.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW Seattle's deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 8, 2015 for study abroad programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Interested students are welcomed to contact me: Robin Chang,, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

UW Bothell undergraduate and graduate students interested in these opportunities can contact Natalia Dyba ( for campus deadlines and application support. UW Tacoma undergraduate and graduate students can contact Cindy Schaarschmidt ( for campus deadlines and application support.

The Boren program also offers Graduate Fellowships for graduate students, details are at There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 27, 2015. Marilyn Gray ( in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program.