Thursday, November 6, 2014

Prof. Kai-mei Fu Looking for Undergrad Researchers

My lab is seeking  highly motivated sophomore or junior students to fill 1-2 undergraduate research positions.  Our lab studies the interaction of light and spins in solids for quantum information and magnetic sensing applications.   More information can be found at

Possible projects include experimental design, instrument control and data acquisition, setting up optics, and simulations.  Research can be performed for credit-hours during the academic year. A paid summer position is possible for students who have worked 1+ quarters.

Only students with a technical 3.5 GPA or higher will be considered. Programming experience is highly desirable.

If you are interested please send me an unofficial transcript and resume.  If it looks like you are a good candidate for a research position I will contact you for a meeting.

RainDrops Looking for Student Web Developer

About RainDrops
We are a team of students at the Foster School of Business working on a social entrepreneurship venture. Our mission is to encourage philanthropy with the help of modern technology. We have a prototype of our core product- a unique donation facilitating mobile application, and are planning to launch it in the market shortly.

The Job
We are seeking a passionate and hard-working web developer to join our team as a co-founder. You will work with our mobile application developer on the back-end of the application, and help build, support and maintain the web services. You will be an integral part of the start-up as we prepare to pitch our business plan to venture capitalists.

  • Proficiency in JavaScript, PHP,  MySQL, HTML, and CSS for database web development
  • Knowledge or hands on design experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, etc.), JSON, HTTP, and APIs
  • Self-Education, the ability to proactively seek and acquire new knowledge
  • Passionate about Web and Mobile apps
  • Passionate about social entrepreneurship and philanthropy
  • Possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well independently, and assume responsibilities as a member of a team
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively
  • Experience in mobile applications and GitHub a plus

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Geet Chawla at

ANR Group 2015 Student Internship Opportunity

I represent ANR Group Inc. , a recruiting company based in Richland, Washington.  We have contracts with the Department of Energy - Richland Operations Office (DOE), Mission Support Alliance (MSA), Washington Closure Hanford (WCH), and Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to recruit students for their summer intern programs on the Department of Energy site (Hanford site) in Richland, WA.

These intern programs allow students to obtain real world experience in their field of study and each intern is assigned a mentor that works with the student during the entire internship. In addition to gaining valuable experience, the interns are paid for the hours they work.

These companies are responsible for clean-up activities on the Hanford site. DOE oversees the projects associated with cleaning up the reactors, soil, groundwater, solid waste burial sites, and also manages the demolition of facilities, and the disposition of the remaining plutonium left on the site. MSA is responsible for services such as safeguards and security, environmental integration, site infrastructure and utilities, site business management, information resources and content management and portfolio management. WCH is responsible for remediation and restoration including decommissioning and demolition of buildings and ground water remediation. WRPS is responsible for developing new systems and technology that will help remove waste and sludge from old storage tanks.

If you have students that are looking for an internship, please have them visit our internship website, to get more information and to apply for the program.  Students can also contact me directly at 509-946-1725, or via e-mail at

Global Crowdfunding Spaceflight Contest

Childhood dreams are now within reach and a unique approach to changing the world is underway as Spaceship Earth Grants (SEG) launches a new program to send private citizens to space. With its mission of enabling as many people as possible to have the spaceflight experience, the SEG crew is proud to launch its first contest to crowd fund an open number of spaceflight awards.“Space is thrilling; however, this is not just about creating thrill rides for people. There are aspects of spaceflight that can generate shifts in perspective to positively and profoundly influence the way people behave and think about our world,” said former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin, President of Spaceship Earth Grants. “We want to facilitate that positive impact by awarding space travel to enthusiastic individuals who will be influential ambassadors by sharing their new insights with others in a compelling and inspiring way.”

The contest, presented by Star Harbor Space Training Academy, begins today and is very unique. SEG will initially award one space flight for each 50,000 applications, but will increase the number of awards given per 50,000 applications as the number of applicants grows. This unique approach of offering ever-increasing odds will encourage applicants to share the contest opportunity enthusiastically among their family members, friends and communities worldwide, knowing their own chances of being selected increase as the more people apply. The SEG Council (judge’s panel) is made up of former NASA astronauts, industry experts, space enthusiasts, celebrity artists, musicians and other influential people representing a wide variety of interests who share our mission of tapping the world’s love of space exploration to benefit our planet, #SpaceshipEarth.

Contest Process:
1. Create a Basic Profile: September 15 - December 31, 2014
o Must be 18+

2. Pay the Application Fee: Application fee is $15 - 90 USD
o The fee is adjusted according to the relative wealth of the applicant’s home nation, providing opportunities for all of Earth’s citizens to participate.

3. Complete Application: Must be complete by December 31, 11:59:59 EST, 2014
o Full application to include a short written summary
o 90 second video answering the question “How will you use this experience to better yourself, your community or our planet?”
o Applications may be in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Arabic, Russian or Mandarin

4. Social Media Rally Period: January 5 - February 28, 2015
o During this phase applicants are encouraged to leverage their social media networks to garner wider attention and support for why they should be chosen.
5. List of Finalists Announced by SEG Council: March 20, 2015
o The primary selection criteria will be the applicants’ demonstration of a clear ability to communicate and a desire to convert their spaceflight experience into a planetary benefit upon their return.
o Additional selection criteria will also include the level of the applicant’s engagement in the campaign as well as the engagement of the globe with the applicant.
o Consideration will be given to applicants on a regional basis in an effort to ensure winners represent the diverse geographic locations of the applicant pool.

6. Grant Winners Announced by SEG Council: April 12, 2015
o On the 54th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, winners of the largest effort to propel humanity into space will be announced.

Award Packages include:
-A trip aboard the winner’s choice of spaceflight providers currently available at time of award announcement
-Spaceflight Training package from Star Harbor Space Training Academy
-Travel expenses including coach airfare to/from home country, food/housing and ground transportation

For the first 5,000 profiles created, 1 in every 100 will be selected for a total of 50 Parabolic Flight Awards (full application must be complete by 11:59:59 Dec 31, 2014 to qualify – same selection criteria applies) 
A percentage of funds generated will be granted to outstanding organizations around the world that share our mission of creating a world that works for everyone. Initial grants will be made to partner organizations: Fragile Oasis, The Overview Institute, The Planetary Society and Project Nominate. SEG looks forward to launching its organization and project grant program next year after individual winners of the contest are selected. For more information and full contest terms and conditions, visit MEDIA CONTACT: Holly Hitchcock,, 805.801.9798 About Spaceship Earth Grants Spaceship Earth Grants Corp. (SEG), a Public Benefit Corporation, is committed to making the space experience accessible to as many people as possible. SEG offers applicants a chance to travel to space while helping to fund efforts and organizations that are making a significant positive impact on planet Earth. SEG will be providing grants to individuals and organizations that are likewise committed to bettering their communities. 

For more information, visit
About Star Harbor Space Training Academy
Star Harbor Space Training Academy will be the first-in-the-world publicly accessible, fully
comprehensive and environmentally immersive space training academy. The Star Harbor
team is led by CEO Maraia Hoffman and includes former NASA Astronauts Leland Melvin
and Ron Garan. 

2015 Summer Internships - Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS)

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation; large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance.

Applications for these competitive programs must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 PM ET on January 9, 2015 (including all required application materials and recommendations). The 2015 Summer Term placements are for 10 weeks duration in a May to August timeframe. 
The three programs accepting applications are:
·The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences, under the guidance of laboratory/facility staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.  More information about SULI and access to the online application is at
·The Community College Internship (CCI) program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE Labs.  Students work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities related to ongoing R&D programs. More information about CCI and access to the online application is at
·The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the DOE mission areas.  In this program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project. Applicants establish their collaborations with laboratory research staff in advance of applying and must submit a co-developed research proposal as part of the application. Students apply separately at the invitation of the faculty member. More information about the VFP and access to the online application is at
The SULI, CCI and VFP programs are sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists. The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Winter Quarter Class on Applying to Health Professional School

UAA Advising pre-health team is offering a one-credit class (Credit/No Credit) on applying to health professional school. This course is intended for students applying this year to graduate-level health professional schools such as medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary school.
We will cover the application process, including letters of recommendation, centralized application services (AMCAS, AADSAS, etc.), personal statements, choosing schools, and interviewing. Class time will involve group work, guest speakers, and mini-lectures.
Limited to juniors and seniors Periods 1-3. Alumni are welcome to sit in.
Tuesday afternoons, 2:30-4:20. GEN ST 297 I, SLN: 14707, 95 students.

On campus service-learning opportunity for Electrical EngineeringMajors

Attention Electrical Engineering Majors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 F & G

UW's Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Winter Quarter 2015. 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 the 1st  week of Winter Quarter,  January 5th, 2015
·         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:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Winter Course: Making Your Science Relevant ENVIR 500

*Making Your Science Relevant*ENVIR 500A | Winter 2015
Tu/Th 1:30-­2:50pm
3 credits C/NC

The course is designed to train scientists with practical skills to ensure their work has impact, e.g. informing policy decisions or securing funding for much-needed research.

To make this course as valuable and relevant as possible, students will draw on their own research for coursework/projects. Students will learn specific tools and techniques to better communicate their own science, as opposed to science communication in general.

This is a hands­‐on course for upper‐level graduate students to learn to develop clear messages about their complex scientific research, insights into working with journalists, and strategies for using online media effectively.

*Instructor Heather Galindo (COMPASS Assistant Director of Science) draws on more than ten years of COMPASS experience in designing and leading communication trainings for scientists around the country, including the prestigious Leopold Leadership Program. For more information or questions about the class, email

MolES and CEI seminars this week

MolES Seminar: Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Processes for Flexible Device Applications
Inkyu Park, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Tuesday November 4
11:00 a.m. - Noon
MolES Bldg, Room 315

Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Model Based Battery Management System (BMS) for Electric Transportation and Renewable Microgrids
Venkat Subramanian,  Washington Research Foundation Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Thursday, November 6
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Electrical Engineering Bldg.(EEB 125)
Reception will take place in EEB at 3:30 PM prior to start of lecture

Monday, November 3, 2014

Honeywell Aerospace looking for Hardware Engineering Intern

Requisition Number: 260981


Exciting opportunity to join Honeywell Aerospace Communication & Navigation product team! The Communication & Navigation (CommNav) product team located in Redmond, WA has an immediate opening for a Hardware Engineer Intern to support the development of the Next Generation Navigation Radio products.

Job duties:
§  Assist in performing Root Cause & Corrective Action analysis, change impact analysis, and Validation &Verification compliance analysis
§  Build custom test equipment or station for lab test and flight test
§  Troubleshoot hardware related issues
§  Develop and execute hardware Validation &Verification tests
§  Simulate circuits to troubleshoot, validate or verify the design
§  Assist in managing hardware development and test configurations
Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.


Basic Qualifications:
§  Must be pursuing a bachelor or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
§  Due to ITAR restrictions applicants must be a US Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident.
§  Must have able to complete an internship prior to graduation.
Additional Qualifications:
§  Prefer candidates who have completed their junior year by summer 2015.
§  Completed courses in computer architecture design, digital circuits design, analog circuits design, RF circuits design or radio systems design with good standing.
§  Completed graduate level circuit design or embedded systems courses with good standing is a plus
§  Effective communication skills and the ability to coordinate the resolution of complex issues is desired
§  Preferred candidates will be a self-starter, action oriented, results driven, and will be customer (internal & external) focused.
§  Ability to work well in a team environment with global cross-functional engineers (test, integration, software, hardware, systems), and who has a strong desire to take ownership of assigned tasks.
§  Choice candidate will also have strong academic background and a passion for communication systems or electrical circuits.
§  SPICE simulation and/or Matlab is a plus.
To learn more about Honeywell Aerospace, please visit:

Applicants are to go to > About > Careers then enter in the position number