Friday, November 21, 2014

EE Daytime Graduate Programs Info Session

If you would like to learn more about the UW EE daytime graduate programs, come to our info session on December 3, 2014 at 5PM in room EEB 303.

We will discuss:
  • Admissions 
  • MS vs PhD 
  • Degree Requirements
  • Research Groups and more... 

Current grad students and advisors will be available for your questions!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Apply for the 2015 NEW Leadership Institute

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in becoming a leader in your community?
Are you committed to bringing better representation for women in all fields?

Apply for the 2015 Alene Moris National Education for Women's Leaders Institute.

The Alene Moris National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Institute is part of a national program started by Rutgers University in 1991. This program is designed to encourage women to seek out leadership positions and engage more with the civic community. Women are over 50 percent of the American population and yet they are underrepresented in leadership positions in virtually every field. The Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute is working to change that.

The Institute lasts for 6 days, from June 22nd-June 27th, 2015. During that time, participants will meet some of Washington's leading women who can offer insight into their experiences and provide important training and networking skills. Some topics that are covered during the Institute:
  • How to run for political office
  • Public speaking
  • Negotiation
  • Working in the non-profit field
  • Managing diversity in the workplace
  • Networking
All undergraduates and graduates attending any 2 or 4-year Washington State college or Washington residents attending an out-of-state school are eligible to apply. The cost of the program is $150 and a limited number of partial scholarships are available. You do not have to be a Political Science major; anyone with an interest in improving their leadership skills and joining a network of influential women is encouraged to apply.
 Deadline for applications is April 3, 2015

For further information about the Institute, please contact Sarah Argodale at or at 206-685-1090.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days

WIN 2015 - ENVH 462 / 562 Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety

WIN 2015 - ENVH 462 / 562
Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety

ENVH 462 / 562 Winter Quarter, 3 credits, Tuesdays 10:30 – 12:50

Instructor: Rick Gleason, MSPH, CIH, CSP
Reviews federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and state WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) standards. Explores the impact of these regulations on industry, particularly construction.

completion of the course, students receive an
510  30-hour Construction Safety and Health certification.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research & Abstract Workshop - apply by Dec. 2

This year we have the rare opportunity of having the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) taking place in nearby Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, April 16-18, 2015. Students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply to present their work. (Deadline: Dec. 2). Please read on for critical info. on NCUR and how URP plans to support your application to NCUR and travel to Cheney, WA.

(1)  About NCUR

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is an interdisciplinary conference where students representing universities and colleges from all around the U.S., and internationally, will present their research and creative works in oral, poster and performance/visual arts presentations.  

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

(2) Travel to Eastern Washington U is on Us!

URP will be chartering a bus (whoo hoo!) for presenters and our staff to travel to Cheney. The cost is on us.  For other conference costs, those accepted to present at NCUR are encouraged to apply for an Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award.

(3) Attend our NCUR Abstract Writing Workshop - Monday, Nov. 24, 3:30-4:30 pm in 171 MGH

We will have an NCUR Abstract Writing Workshop as you'll need to submit one to apply.  This workshop will cover what exactly is an abstract, how to write one, and what information to include. If you already have a draft, you may also bring this to the session for feedback.

(4) Other Assistance: As always, URP Staff are also available to assist you during Drop-In Advising on Tuesdays, 2-4 & Fridays, 10:30-12:30.

We look forward to a strong Husky presence at NCUR!

Re-Engineering Global Health - Monday, November 24th at 5:30pm

Are you interested in learning more about the connections between engineering and global health?

Join the Global Health Undergraduate Leadership Committee and your fellow undergrads interested in global health as we explore issues involving the interplay between engineering and global health, including global water provision and technology in health infrastructure.

The event will take place on Monday, November 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm in HUB 238. There will be a short film screening followed by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments to be provided.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You're invited: Rev. Jesse Jackson to visit UW Seattle, December 2

Please join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, for a special evening with the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the University of Washington, Seattle. 
 Where: Kane Hall, Room 130When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The former presidential candidate will visit the UW to speak about women and minorities in technology, as well as civil rights and student participation in the public policy process. A Q&A will follow. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from the Rev. Jackson.

Please register here by Monday, December 1. 
For questions please email
This event is presented by the UW Provost's Office and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity in collaboration with campus partners and the Seattle Urban League.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

Engineering Rome 2015 Information Session

For everyone interested in the 2015 offering of Engineering Rome,

We are planning an information session to talk about details of the study abroad exploration seminar and answer any questions you might have. Details are:

What: Engineering Rome 2015 Information Session
When: Tuesday, December 2nd, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Where: More Hall, Room 221

If you’re interested, stop by and get your questions answered and get fired up for Rome in 2015! The program director and teaching assistant will be there. We will have a short presentation on the essentials and show you a bit of what the 2013 class did. To get you going, here are some answers to some FAQ:

·         Who is eligible to apply for this Study Abroad Exploration Seminar?
o   ANY UW student. You don’t even have to be an engineer. You DO need math up to but not including Calculus. And you have to be interested in engineering since that’s what we’ll be learning.
o   You can be a graduate or undergraduate student, any year, any class.  
o   Even if you plan on graduating in Spring 2015, you can do it. We had 2 last time that went this route.
·         How many students are you going to take?
o   About 15-20 students. If more than that apply, then it’s competitive.
·         What should I do if I want to keep up with what is going on with Engineering Rome and when applications are being accepted?
o   LIKE us on Facebook ( – we make announcements here
o   VISIT our class information page:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Research Internships and Study Abroad Scholarships

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering
·         Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
·         Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
·         Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
·         Working Language is English
·         Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses while partner institutions provide housing
·         Over 300 students are awarded annually

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship:  Study abroad scholarship for students with strong research or academic interest in Germany
·         Competitive scholarship to support 4-10 months of study in Germany
·         Scholars receive monthly stipend plus funds to help defray travel, research and health insurance expenses
·         Applicants should have sophomore or junior standing at time of application.
·         Students should be able to demonstrate a clear interest in contemporary German and European affairs

Important Dates:
                December 2, 2014-Information Session at 12:30pm in MGH 171
                January  15, 2015
                January 31, 2015- Deadline for Undergraduate Scholarship

Monday, November 17, 2014

UW iSchool - MLIS Web Chat, Tues/Nov 18, 12:30 pm

You’re Invited!
MLIS Web Chat
Tuesday, November 18, 12:30 pm
Online session:

Interested in a career in librarianship, information literacy, knowledge organization, user experience design, or information architecture?  Do you think creatively and want to help people and organizations find and understand information?  If yes, then check out the Master of Library and Information Science degree offered by the University of Washington Information School.  We offer the #3 ranked program in the nation. 

Please join online for a web chat on Tuesday, November 18, from 12:30-1:30 pm PST.  It is structured as a Q&A session, with iSchool faculty and staff answering your questions.  No RSVP is necessary for this session.  For additional information session and web chat dates, visit the iSchool recruiting calendar.

Click here to find out more of what you can do with a master’s degree in information science.  And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alum are doing.

Full event information at

Hiring in ECE at University of Wisconsin-Madison

This year we are focusing our faculty recruitment on topics in computer systems, information processing, and cyber-physical systems.  Faculty candidates with expertise in computer engineering, networks, data processing, cyber-physical systems, optimization and large-scale computing, neuro-engineering, and systems biology are encouraged to apply.  See announcements on our website ( or at those below: