Friday, December 12, 2014

Part-Time Position with Burn Manufacturing


Our mission at BURN Manufacturing is to save lives and forests in the developing world through the design and dissemination of clean burning cookstoves.  We currently have an opening for a 6-12 months Electrical Engineering Fellowship at BURN Manufacturing on Vashon Island, WA (outside of Seattle) starting approximately, January 5.  BURN Manufacturing will provide housing and a small stipend.

The position will lead the electrical system design for a fan powered cookstove, and provide electrical engineering support to the Burn cookstove factory in Kenya.

Desired Experience

·         Bachelor Science in Electrical Engineering
·         Experience with electrical circuit  design
·         Experience with building & prototyping electrical/electronic circuits.
·         Experience with batteries, small motors, solar panels, charging systems
·         Experience with basic factory power systems.


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to in the following filename format: <[First Name, Last Name], Electrical Engineer Fellowship [CV/Cover Letter], [Date]>.
For more information on BURN Manufacturing Co. or BURN Design lab please visit or visit our Facebook page

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faculty Positions at UC Santa Barbara

UCSB has two tenure-track assistant professor positions open, one in Integrated Electronics and Photonics and one in Control Systems.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references, should be submitted online. Screening will begin December 15, 2014.

Now Enrolling for Peru Spring 2015 Programs - Rolling Registration

Join student leaders from around the world on the most exciting GREEN Program to date - The GREEN Peru Program. Read or watch what other students have to say about their experience on The GREEN Program. 
  • Evaluate water resource project feasibility in the developing world
  • Learn water management policies and resource legislation impacting water usage
  • Understand ancient Inca technology and how it is still applied today
  • Experience sustainable agriculture applied to water resources
  • Earn a 2-Credit transcript
  • Engaging lectures provided by USIL
  • Field testing for water sanitation
  • Water issue in mining and agriculture
  • Rare access to water facilities
  • Cross discipline capstone project
  • Multinational program demographic
  • Ongoing community service project
  • Gain global and cultural perspectives
  • Professional and industry networking 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015 Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award | deadline = 1/13/15

We have an great opportunity to nominate a faculty member who has served as an exemplary mentor to grad students for the 2015 Landolt Distinguis​hed Graduate Mentor Award. If you are interested in nominating an EE faculty member - please let us know at The award includes $5,000 in discretionary funds to support he awardee's scholarly activities. The deadline for nominations is January 13th. Here are some resources to assist you:

Eligibility for the award:

o We are especially interested in generating a diverse group of nominations, including nominations of faculty members who are women, or from underrepresented minority groups, or with disabilities.

o Eligibility is limited to active members of the graduate faculty who are involved in the supervision of graduate students. A list of active graduate faculty is available at

o Nominators are encouraged to cite specific examples of excellent mentoring by the faculty member.
o Criteria used in evaluating nominees:
o UW Graduate School Mentoring Memos and mentoring guides:
o “Nature’s guide for mentors”:

Penn State’s Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program

Spend Your Summer at Penn State!

Penn State is pleased to announce the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program! This ten-week paid summer program on Penn State’s campus provides an unparalleled opportunity for hands-on research and professional development in the nuclear field at one of the nation’s top research universities.

Students will work with a faculty mentor to complete a research project and will utilize Penn State’s state-of-the-art nuclear research facilities. One facility of particular distinction is the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, located at the Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC).

Features of the RSEC include:
• Triga Mark III Reactor — 1 mega-watt
• Gamma Radiation Laboratory
• GPU Basic Principles Reactor Simulator
• Low-level Radiation Monitoring Laboratory
• Fast Neutron Irradiation Capability
• Neutron Beam Laboratory
• Two Hot Cells
• Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory

In addition to the research opportunities, students will participate in technical seminars and professional development workshops on topics like scientific communication and grad school admissions.

Site visits will be organized to sites relevant to nuclear power, including a tour of Three Mile Island and Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh. Students can also take part in social activities on campus. Penn State is a great place to be in the summer!

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed their sophomore year of study with a 3.00 GPA or higher and who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, physics or chemistry with an interest in the nuclear field are eligible to apply.

Program Highlights:
• $6,000 stipend for 10-week program
• Additional allowance for relocation
• Campus housing provided
• Hands-on research activities
• Travel to nuclear sites including Three Mile Island
• Experience summer at Penn State!

Program Dates:
May 22–July 31, 2015
Application Deadline:
January 31, 2015


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

UW Apartments: Winter 2015 Availability and 2015–16 Grad Campus Partners Info Session

There are still a few rooms available for winter quarter in Mercer Court! If your students are interested please have them call us at 206-543-4059, or apply now:
Graduate Student Campus Partners Information Session: January 29, 2015, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
I would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming Housing Information Session, where we will provide information about on-campus housing for graduate students, including a presentation on Mercer Court. We will also offer a tour of Mercer Court to those interested in viewing the apartments. Refreshments will be provided by Bay Laurel Catering.
Please take a moment to RSVP if you already know you plan to attend. And do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to assist you or your students.
A message for your students: It’s never too early to start looking!
Please pass along this information to students interested in housing for the 2015-16:

·         The graduate housing application will open on February 18.

·         Applicants select which community and unit they want to live.

·         For further information, or to take a tour of a Mercer Court apartment, please call the Student Services Office at 206-543-4059 or email at<>.

Monday, December 8, 2014

NCAR 2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) Internship

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, announces its 2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program.

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) is committed to building a professional STEM workforce for future generations, and offers a unique experience with foundations in observational science and engineering to undergraduate students. EOL hires undergraduate engineering students who would like to gain skills and knowledge in the atmospheric sciences during the summer months for the Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPER). SUPER interns work hand-in-hand with NCAR/EOL engineers and technicians on atmospheric observing systems and developments, including radar, lidar, and sounding systems and associated software developments. Interns may spend part of the summer participating in a field deployment, operating and supporting one or more EOL observing systems.

Gaining Practical Experience
While working at EOL, interns help develop new instrumentation and improve our existing suite of NSF/NCAR Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities. Some internships offer the opportunity to gain practical field experience by operating and maintaining equipment during an NSF-funded research project.

Interns are encouraged to develop their own engineering solutions as they work with and are mentored by professional, experienced engineers and technicians. During the internship, interns have access to a large number of resources such as sophisticated testing and calibration instruments, technical documentation, and state-of-the art fabrication capabilities.

Who Should Apply?
EOL’s mission primarily requires electrical, mechanical, optical, and computer engineering skills but we encourage all engineering students to apply. Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply for SUPER internships. However, note that some projects may require that the intern be (a) a U.S. citizen; (b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3). EOL provides an hourly wage as well as travel support and housing while in Boulder and expenses in the field.

How Do I Apply?
SUPER is open to undergraduate engineering students enrolled in an accredited U.S. university or college. The application can be found through the UCAR Career Opportunities website:

Part-time Internship Opportunity

Company Name: PebbleBee
Company Address: Kirkland, WA
Industry: Sensors and Wireless Technology
Contact Info
Contact Person: Daniel Daoura
Title: CEO
Primary Phone: 206-790-9087
Internship Info
Company description: PebbleBee (now as PebbleBee LLC and merging into PB Inc.) is at the
forefront of the Internet of things and pioneering the Internet of Sensors now. PB Inc. is a
multifaceted hardware and software solution provider and manufacturer. Our main
differentiator is that we are not just a tracker manufacturer, we provide much needed solutions
and useful information with the use of wireless and sensor technology whatever the needs are.
Job Title: PCB Layout Engineer Lead
Job Description: Are you excited about designing print circuit board layouts for cool tech
products? Things like monitoring pet activity, and even cool features like remotely taking selfies
with your phone with a push of a button or enhanced 3D motion sensing for gaming industry?
We are a team of inventors and developers that are coming up with new innovative
technologies to help people solve daily pain points, and make their lives easier. We are
PebbleBee, an Internet of Sensors leading technology manufacturer of hardware and software
solutions. We are looking for a creative and passionate PCB layout engineer with 1 to 2 years
of experience with PCB layout tools such as Altium, Allegro, or PADS, prefer Altium 2009 and
above, using design rules / DFM for layout, creating PCB footprints, schematic parts, and
managing BOM with at least 3 PCB's fabricated from start to finish doing all aspects of creating
schematic, footprints, and layout. We have really exciting new product ideas and we need
your help to create and turn them into reality while working with our developers. Be the
hardware engineer at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Hours per Week: 20
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Compensation Amount: $15/hr
Job Location: Kirkland, WA (However we are looking to add a satellite location near UW
Seattle campus at Startup Hub.)
Mentor Name: Nick Pearson-Franks !
Application Deadline: 11/17/14

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