Friday, January 9, 2015

Application NOW OPEN for entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors!

Applications are NOW OPEN for the entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors.

Deadline: January 25, 2015

Some people are just born to change the world.  They see opportunities everywhere—from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor.

Open to all non-business undergraduates, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.

Learn more or apply here:

Undergraduate Researcher Sought: Embeded Linux for ARM-FPGA System-on-Chip

FPGA systems have been widely adopted in signal processing systems. The latest FPGA technology has seen coupling of ARM processors and FPGAs on a single System-on-Chip (SOC) architecture. In this paradigm, new processing options are available: Linux with logic co-processors, Linux with additional bare metal OS with logic, Linux based signal processing system nodes for distributed sensors, etc. Our group works with different types of remote sensing radars and SOCs running Linux would be a valuable tool for digital backend systems. We would like to find a student interested in creating Linux applications that will connect to high speed busses coupling the ARM and FPGA on the SOC.

Minimum Requirements
Linux, C programming

knowledge Linux device drivers preferred knowledge of Verilog and/or FPGA systems at EE271 level but not necessary


Internship opening for UW engineering student with HydroBee

Thermal Energy Generator for Camp Stoves

Internship Info
Company description: Developer of micro-power renewable energy generators

Job Title: Engineering Intern
Job Description: Help design, make and test a thermo-electric generator to harvest power from camping stoves and wood fires. See for prototype product and concept

  • Junior or Senior or Grad status
  • Completed coursework in thermal engineering and heat transfer
  • Competent in CAD with Solidworks and/or Autodesk Inventor
  • Competent with electrical testing equipment
  • Qualified to use UW machine shop and experienced in making metal and 3D parts
Hours per Week: 8-16
Desired Start Date: Immediately
Compensation: $15 / hour
Job Location: UW on campus

Mentors: Burt Hamner, founder and President, Hydrobee SPC
Dan Terry, President, Dan Terry Inc,
Application Deadline: January 23

Company Info
Company Name: Hydrobee SPC
Company Address: 220 2nd Avenue S, #101, Seattle WA 98104
Industry: Renewable energy

Contact Info
Contact Person: Burt Hamner
Title: President
Primary Phone: 206-491-0945

Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, January 15th, 5pm-6pm: "Transitioning from academia to the Allen Institute for Brain Science"

*"Transitioning from academia to the Allen Institute for Brain Science"*

Peter Groblewski, Ph.D.

Scientist- Neural Coding

Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA

Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm

Health Sciences Building, Room T-747

Refreshments Provided

Peter Groblewski recently joined the Allen Institute for Brain Science
where he is a Scientist in the Neural Coding group. He is applying his
extensive experience with rodent models of learning and memory to the
development of various virtual-reality foraging tasks in mice, including
those that will serve as the foundation for the institute’s Mindscope
project. In addition to his research, Peter manages the high-throughput
behavior facilities at the institute. In his seminar, he will describe his
transition out of academia and discuss his experiences balancing research
and management at a non-profit neuroscience research organization.

Add this event to your calendar through Facebook

Upcoming Events:

February 19th - Dr. Jennifer Gardy, Senior Scientist, British Columbia
Centre for Disease Control

Can't make it to a talk? Check our website
<> for the video!

*Announcements: *

*SEBA would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to
attend Lab to Leadership, an exclusive program customized to help
PhD scientists and engineers to become business leaders. This program will
focus on developing your skills in management, teamwork and communication
– skills required to succeed in industry.*

Program overview <>:

   - Two, eight hour sessions led by a certified The Leadership Edge
   Facilitator (*8:30am-4:30pm*, *February 12th and February 26th*)
   - Cost to student: $50 (Actual value of $1,300, difference covered by
   scholarship funds provided by SEBA)
   - Program is limited to 20 students
   - Program will close with a networking event hosted by SEBA

Application Details (Form Below):

   - Applications due: 1/12/15 at 11:59pm
   - Selected participants will be notified no later than 1/19/15 at 5pm
   - If you have any questions about this program, please don’t hesitate to
   contact Jamie (

This seminar series is only possible because of generous support from the
UW Departments of: The Departments of Biochemistry, Bioengineering,
Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, Genome Sciences,Microbiology,
Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, the Office of Research
and Graduate Education, the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, the
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, the Graduate Program in
Neuroscience and the Graduate School. Thank You!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Possible Research Project

When I was a kid I helped my dad build an electronic kit.    It was  a Heathkit digital wind speed and direction display complete with anemometer and wind direction vane.  In my effort to capture the fun of knowing the wind speed (I live near Enumclaw)   I found one on   EBay. It came  complete with schematic  and  assembly instruction book.  It is obsolete and many of the micro circuits  are not available anymore, or not offered  to the general public.   The display tubes are increasingly becoming rare and hard to find or expensive.  They are high voltage and  neon.  

I   have an anemometer hooked up to a bicycle speedometer  (offered by "Inspeed")  and I like it, however its hard to see and I miss the  good looking display of the  past.   I like aspects of it, like Max speed, and the ability to  be programed to different wheel sizes. (Important to convert revolutions to m.p.h.) .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I I am wanting  the old display  redesigned to use modern cathodes or l.e.d.s and be able to be programed to use replacement anemometers  that use reed switches as a  pulse  measurement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have all the manuals and can talk about the research I have done(Websights,displays,Etc.). And  with redesigning the boards and shrinking the cabinet would protect against copyright or license infringement.

Careers in Start-Ups event on 1/14/2015

Careers in Start-Ups
Wednesday, January 14th
HUB 250

Do you prefer working with a small, driven group of entrepreneurs? Do you love the idea of wearing multiple hats and having a direct impact on your company’s performance and success?

The Career Center will host a panel of 4 employers sharing insight on the benefits, challenges, and realities of working at a start-up. Stay for the Q&A session and networking following the moderated panel. Panelists from a mixture of newly-developed to more established start-ups with be in attendance including, MockingBird Marketing, Zulily, and GRAYL.
No RSVP needed. Questions? Email

Workshop for international students: Thriving in American Universities

Thriving in American Universities
Time: Tuesday, January 13th , 5-7p.m.
Location: Odegaard Room 220
Sign-up link:  (limited space, RSVP)
Studying in an American university as an international student can be very challenging. How do you find scholarships and engage in undergraduate research? How do you communicate with American classmates and professors? How do you respond to personal and academic challenges? This free public lecture will address these questions and present strategies for thriving in American Universities.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

The Provost’s Husky Experience Student Advisory Council will advise the Provost’s Office about ways to help all Huskies have a great student experience and the best ways to communicate with students. We want to know:  What do students love best about the UW? What resources or opportunities are lacking? What do they wish they had known their first quarter here?  And much more.

Apply here:
Deadline:   February 1, 2015  5pm

Students interested in applying to be members of the advisory council for the 2014-15 academic year should submit an application via Catalyst (above), detailing their qualifications for serving on the council. 

Councilmember Duties

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:
  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with 1-year reappointment possible.

Meeting Schedule:
  • Twice a quarter, except summer quarter (~6/year)
  • Standing meeting time set annually (1 to 1.5 hours/meeting)
  • Senior leaders from the Provost’s Office will attend

Key Husky Experience topics that may be addressed by the Student Advisory Council:
  • How to communicate effectively with students about opportunities such as leadership workshops, internships, study abroad.
  • Identification of faculty and advisors who can guide students at UW to maximize the quality of student experience.
  • Review and advice on key student engagement initiatives already underway or in planning stages.
Questions? Contact

ON Semiconductor Information Session January 21

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is driving innovation in energy efficient electronics, empowering design engineers to reduce global energy use. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom solutions to help customers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power supply applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

What: Company information session
Where: Room 303 in EE building
When: January 21st @ 3pm-4pm

Come learn about internships, full-time opportunities, and our unique Japan opportunity!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Attend a Buerk Center Open House this Friday!

Join us this Friday for lunch!  All majors welcome!
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship – Open House
Friday, Jan 9, 12:30-1:20
Dempsey 211 - RSVP Here

Curious about the startup scene? Looking for the skills and experience you need to take your idea to the next level?  Join us this Friday at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship!

Some of the things we’ll talk about include:
·         Entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors (Application Deadline: January 25)
·         Startup UW
You bring your curiosity – we’ll bring lunch!  J

Winter Quarter 2015 Groups at Hall Health - Procrastination/Perfectionism; Mindfulness for Anxiety; Mindfulness for Beginners; ; Free Relapse Prevention; DBT Skills

1.    Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Three sections – Wednesdays 8:30 to 10:00 and 4:00 to 5:30 starting January 21, 2015; and Thursdays 10:00 to 11:30 am starting January 22, 2015.  Eight weeks.  Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress.  No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.  To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4.  For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941;

2.    Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon  to 1:00 pm.  Starting January 7, 2015 and January 8, 2015 respectively.  Ongoing.  For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4. 
3.     A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting January 20, 2015.  Eight weeks.  Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid.  If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact co-facilitators Carey DeMartini, at, or Chia-Wen Moon at
4.    Overcoming Social Challenges: Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting October 15, 2014.  If you're interested in the group or have questions, please contact one of the co-facilitators: Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) or Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941.
5. FREE Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention Group: Thursdays 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  Starting January 22, 2015. This is a University of Washington, evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be helpful for individuals who are currently in recovery for addictive behaviors.  If you're interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group co-facilitators, Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW, at or Carey DeMartini, at or call 206-543-5030, option #4.
6.  DBT Skills Group: (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group).  Mondays from 1:30-3:00 pm. Starting Monday, January 5, 2015. Ten weeks. Learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers. Co-facilitated by Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) and Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC (543-3213).

7.  Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections - Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (new time)  and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:20 am. Ongoing. There are only a couple of openings for both groups. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at .

Cost of all groups: $57 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.
Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.
Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship - Deadline Approaching

A reminder that the 2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is available and the deadline is next week, January 12, 2015!  
You may also join us for weekly Q&A webinars on Tuesdays from 12:15-12:45 pm – this is a great chance to ask quick questions as you work on your application.
UW Honors students are privileged to have unique eligibility for this opportunity via their good standing in Honors (see full eligibility criteria below). We encourage and look forward to receiving your application!

The Bonderman Fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. 
All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
  • at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.
Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.
Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.
To learn more about this opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.
Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noonJanuary 12, 2015.
More information about the fellowship and the application can be found at:

Monday, January 5, 2015

Upcoming CHID Study Abroad info sessions

Want to study abroad with CHID in 2015?
Come find out about our amazing programs at one of our upcoming info sessions!

Program Directors will be available to meet with students, answer questions, and talk about the details of their programs.

Monday, January 12th at 4:30pm: CHID Berlin (CHID Lounge)
Tuesday, January 13th at 11am: CHID Viet Nam (CHID Lounge)
Wednesday, January 14th at 3:30pm: CHID/Honors Peru (CHID Lounge)
Friday, January 16th at 2pm: CHID/Honors Black Sea (CHID Lounge)
Thursday, January 22nd at 2:30pm: CHID/Honors Bangalore (Honors Office)
Wednesday, February 4th at 3:30pm: CHID Berlin (CHID Lounge)

Mary Gates Scholarships - info sessions this week!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  

Information Sessions (select one):
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Leadership Application Workshop:
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP

Research Application Workshops (select one):
Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP
Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6:20 p.m.  RSVP

Leadership Deadline: Jan. 26, 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline: Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m.

All information sessions and application workshops will be held in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website, Email with any questions.

Winter Quarter Scholarship Deadlines and Workshops

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines 
Jan. 12, 2015:    Beinecke Scholarship
                               Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
                               Scan|Design @ UW Fellowship
Jan. 16, 2015:    Pride Foundation Scholarships
                               Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarships
                               Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Jan. 20, 2015:    Killam Fellowship
                               USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Jan. 26, 2015:    Mary Gates Endowment Leadership Scholarship
                               Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Feb. 2, 2015:    Mary Gates Endowment Research Scholarship

Upcoming Winter Workshops: (all in MGH 171)
Scholarships 101: Getting Started    January 21, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm
                                                                       January 27, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm

Scholarships 201: for Continuing Students    January 28, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm
                                                                                         February 5, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm

Curriculum Vitae Writing    January 22, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm
                                                       February 2, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm

Getting Great Recommendation Letters    January 26, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm
                                                                                     February 12, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm

Personal Statement Writing    January 29, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm 
                                                             February 4, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm

Winter EEIC Scholarships in Energy

The energy industry has established scholarships for students who are interested in the energy area. We have several scholarships funded by the Electric Energy Industry Program and Grainger foundation. The stipend for each scholarship is  $2000/quarter. The application process for winter quarter is open until 5:00PM on Jan 23.

To know more about the EEIC, please click here

To know more about Grainger, please click here

To apply for any of these scholarships, please click here

The deadline for application is 5:00PM on January 23.

SHPE Meetings This Week-Resume Help & Mock Interview Workshop

[Note that this represents good preparation for the CarEEr Fair coming in two weeks.]

    We hope you've had a wonderful winter break and are ready to start a new quarter! This week we are starting off with a meeting on Wednesday, January 7 at 6pm in the Asian Room at the ECC. We will have Rachel Brown come in and help you build up your resume. So please come in with your resume in hand for this meeting.

In addition to our usual meeting, we are having SHPE Professionals come in on Saturday to help you do mock interviews. This is an excellent time for you to build up your communication and professional skills with professionals who want to help you succeed. This event will be Saturday, January 10 at 10 am in the Hub room 214. This event is only for SHPE members, so if you aren't a member yet please let us know ASAP so we can get you officially signed up. You can RSVP at or you can use We have limited space so sign up ASAP! Again both of these events are great opportunities for you especially as we get ready to apply for jobs, internships, and scholarships!

iGEM SynBio Competition Info Session - JAN. 9TH @ 6PM

I am a junior in the bioengineering program, and I represent the 2015 UW iGEM team.  iGEM is a research and design competition in which teams from universities all over the world research topics in synthetic biology and create and submit parts to an open-source registry. At the end of September, qualifying teams meet in Boston for a four-day research conference that includes poster and oral presentations, awards, and social events.  It is a great introduction to lab work and an opportunity to network with other budding scientists.

We are starting our recruitment for this year’s team with an info session on January 9th at 6:00pm in Foege N130.  There will be free pizza!  

All undergraduates, from freshman through graduating seniors, are welcome!  No previous lab experience is required to join.  For freshmen and sophomores not in a lab yet, this is a great opportunity to learn lab techniques, get connected with professors, and get comfortable in a lab setting. Additionally, joining this year’s iGEM team can help refine hard skills and promote teamwork for students interested in grad school and/or careers in industry.

This year, our team will likely be focusing on a project combining microfluidics and 3D printing with more traditional synthetic biology techniques such as cloning and protein characterization.  

Additionally, if you are are interested in programming, mathematical modeling, education and outreach, business and marketing, or art and design, we are looking to recruit you.  iGEM promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, and interests in a wide variety of fields are necessary for a successful team.

If for some reason you cannot make it to the info session but would like more information, please email me; I am happy to answer any questions you might have.

All the best,
Anastasia Nicolov

XML programming

We are looking for one or two undergraduate students to take on an XML programming project in Microsoft Word, starting immediately. The initial position is for 499 research credit, it may be converted to a paid position if the project proceeds successfully. Up to 10 EE 499 credits can be applied towards graduation requirements.

Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory is focused primarily on the design of novel medical devices and energy-saving industrial technologies.
General information about the lab is on SEAL Website:

If interested, please send your cover letter (email), resume, and unofficial transcript to Prof. Alexander Mamishev, Please describe your prior experience with XML, if any.