Friday, January 30, 2015

Green Dot Bystander Training Sign-Up

Registration is now open for the next Green Dot Bystander Training on February 21st. If you have not yet heard about Green Dot, it is a movement on campus focused on the prevention of sexual violence by training students on how to be active Bystanders, and you can find more information here:
To sign up you can head to the Green Dot Website seen above, or click directly on the link at the end of this message. As always, this training will include a free Chipotle Lunch along with a free UW T-shirt. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn valuable skills, boost your resume, and help your fellow Huskies stay safe.

Three UW "geniuses" join a university president and an army general for February's Leadership Firesides

Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present Leadership Firesides
Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The Firesides are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership competence and confidence.

Starbucks is dedicated to the development of student leaders and proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Leadership Firesides.
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February Leadership Fireside Speakers
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Feb. 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Garvey Family Atrium, PACCAR 2nd floor
Co-hosted with Foster School of Business and Husky United Military Veterans

with Linda Bierds, Poet & Creative Writer; David Montgomery, Geologist & Environmental Historian; and Shwetak Patel, Computer Scientist & Innovator
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Feb. 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB Fireplace Lounge, 1st floor

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Feb. 23 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB Fireplace Lounge, 1st floor

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Husky Spring Training
The Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference will offer sessions focused on skill development, leadership competencies, mentorship and networking.
April 10 | 2:00-7:30 p.m. | Alder Hall
Door prizes and free dinner
Reserve your spot beginning February 25
A celebratory event showcasing student learning through visual and oral presentations, the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership recognizes the hard work, commitment and achievements of UW students deeply engaged their communities.
May 20 | HUB

Husky Leadership Initiative

Leadership can be taught and grows out of experience, practice and reflection. Leadership is not about position; everyone can engage in leadership. Read more about the Husky Leadership Initiative's guiding philosophy and approach on our website.

Seeking EE Student Volunteers for MESA Day at North Seattle College

Seattle MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) will be hosting MESA Day at North Seattle College March 28th, Saturday.

We are looking for volunteers from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. 

Volunteers can participate in many ways, including: judge challenges, lead mini competitions, present demonstrations, and basic event logistics. 

It would be great to have Electrical Engineering represented at MESA Day 2015.  

Official Invitation and form:               

Thank you in advance,

Martha Flores PĂ©rez
Senior Coordinator of Seattle MESA
College of the Environment
University of Washington
Box 355020
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206-221-6195

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Interested in an IT career at Cisco?

Come learn about Cisco IT during Office Hours.

Cisco is hosting Office Hours at UW for students to learn more about Cisco's Information Technology group. Ask questions about our available roles, the organization's culture, how to get through the application process, etc. Food and beverages will be provided!

When: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Where: Mary Gates Hall - Room 211E
Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

We are actively recruiting for IT Engineers and IT Analysts in our San Jose office. Please apply through the iCareers site and Also, Due to legal restrictions, please understand that Cisco IT is unable to consider students who require sponsorship to work in the US.

To find out more:

IT & Engineering Careers at the IC VCF, Feb. 19

Want to find out how to use your technical skills in a challenging and rewarding career? Please join the Intelligence Community on February 19th at the sixth annual Intelligence Community (IC) Virtual Career Fair to explore exciting technology and engineering opportunities, and see how your critical skills can protect the nation.
Reserve your spot today!
Seats are filling up fast! To guarantee your entrance into this event, pre-registration is recommended.

Who: IT, engineering, science and mathematics professionals
What: The Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair
Where: The nearest Internet connection!
When: Thursday, February 19, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern
Why: To discover the incredible benefits of working in the Intelligence Community. You will be able to chat with technical recruiters and subject matter experts; explore exciting career fields; enjoy live presentations; mingle with like-minded folks; and just have an all-around positive, career-oriented event... all from the comfort of your own computer or mobile device.
Exhibitors: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence: National Counterterrorism Center (ODNI/NCTC)
Register today! Visit
U.S. citizenship is required. IC agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.
All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a parent.

ODNI, Washington, DC 20511

Scholarships for Department of Electrical Engineering Students

Apply for Scholarships
AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to currently enrolled students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future career. 
This quarter's deadline to apply is
March 31st
NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Congratulations to last quarter's recipient of the NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship, Matthew A. -  Electrical & Computer Engineering major at University of Rochester!

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Aerospace Corporation Science & Engineering Student Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree (BA, BS, MS, PhD) in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics.

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STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$500 - Open to professionally motivated students working toward a degree in any discipline.
Congratulations to last quarter's recipient of the AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship, Dallas G. - Mathematics major at Occidental College!

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AfterCollege is an entry-level job and internship resource started by Stanford students in 1999.  We match students with opportunities based on school, major and graduation date. Tell us whether or not these positions interest you (and why), and we'll show you results that better reflect your preferences.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Design Help Desk — design advice for UW students and faculty

Design Help Desk is a free, drop-in design consultation service for UW students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday evenings. We provide design feedback on any visual project in any discipline — typically figures, diagrams, slide presentations, posters, etc.

Tuesdays 5:30p – 7:30p
Research Commons (Allen Library South)
Consultation Studio ("Red C")

More info

REACH 2015: Apply for Graduate Engineering Visit at USC

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is pleased to announce its REACH event for prospective Master’s and Ph.D. students occurring April 9-10, 2015. REACH is a graduate preview event that brings to the University of Southern California campus talented students from all over the U.S. and Canada who are considering graduate study in an engineering field. This event is particularly geared toward students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African-American, Latino and Native American. Travel expenses to and from Los Angeles, hotel lodging, and meals are subsidized by the Viterbi School.

Students who are seriously considering a Master’s or Ph.D. in engineering and currently in their sophomore or junior year in an engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or applied physical science major are invited to apply to participate in REACH. Students selected to participate will:
-          attend presentations by faculty about doctoral research opportunities
-          tour the USC campus and visit our engineering labs and facilities
-          meet with doctoral students to discuss graduate student life
-          learn about applying for graduate admission and financial aid
-          interact with other prospective engineering students as well as faculty and staff in the school

This experience will provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable tools and resources to prepare for application to doctoral programs upon graduation. Visiting the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is the best way to experience what top engineering graduate programs have to offer!

Interested students are encouraged to visit the REACH website to get additional information and apply to participate in this year’s REACH Graduate Engineering Preview event.  The application deadline is February 27, 2015.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

2015 NSF-REU Program at Clemson University

The Holcombe Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clemson University is seeking applicants for a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.  This NSF funded program is entitled:  "REU Site:  Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology".  The REU supports up to 10 summer students, with one to four semesters remaining in their undergraduate programs, to become involved with a faculty member and graduate students for a 10 week research experience at Clemson.  The program is open to undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Bioengineering, and Physics.  Closely related disciplines may also be considered.  The program provides summer housing on campus for the students and pays a generous stipend.

Interested students can apply from this site.  The link is:

MSEP Men of Color in Engineering Leadership Series Kickoff

Recruiting engineering student leaders

We are recruiting individuals who are passionate about their science, math, or engineering major and interested in sharing that passion with other students!

We are looking for student leaders to get paid to help with a research project in partnership with the Department of Psychology. You would be paid $11/hour for approximately 2-4 hours to be interviewed to help provide advice for freshmen and sophomores. Interviews will be scheduled for February 2015, with lots of flexibility in timing.

If you are interested, please send a message to

2015 Nestle Diversity Leadership Symposium - Apply Now

2015 Nestle Diversity Leadership Symposium
Nestle USA has just opened the application for the 2015 Nestle Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS). This is a 4-day business program targeting diverse undergraduate student leaders interested in a career in business and jump starting a possible career with Nestle USA.
At the 7th annual Nestle DLS participants will:
  • Gain invaluable exposure to life and careers with the world's largest food and beverage company
  • Network with Nestle USA executive leadership
  • Partake in a customized leadership development course
  • Utilize their leadership skills in the community through volunteerism
  • Build a network of peers from universities across the nation
  • Interview for a full-time development program or summer 2016 internship, returning to school with the chance of a job offer as well as a scholarship offer in hand
  • Must graduate between December 2015 and June 2017
  • Resume and experience must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to diversity & inclusion
  • Must be eligible and interested in one of our undergraduate programs in the following business functions: Finance/Accounting, Operations/Engineering, Sales, Supply Chain/Procurement
  • Must successfully complete a phone interview
A limited number of students will be selected for this unique opportunity. The program will take place August 18 - 21, 2015 at the Nestle USA headquarters in Glendale, California. See website for further criteria and program details.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Research Opportunity at Colorado State CHILL Radar Facility

Colorado State University is pleased to announce that it will be conducting a program directed towards research experience for undergraduates focused around the CSU-CHILL Radar Facility and the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA). Applications for this program are invited from undergraduate students in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Atmospheric Sciences, Computer Science, Geophysical Sciences, and related disciplines such as Systems Engineering. A junior standing is preferred, however, sophomores with good academic standing, particularly those with research experience, will be considered. Eligible applicants should be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should make sure to point out any programming or research experience they possess.

Program Description for Summer 2015
(Program Dates: May 27 – August 5, 2015)

Successful applicants will spend approximately 10 weeks at Colorado State University working on research projects focused around the CSU-CHILL Radar System, which incorporates every aspect of the electrical and computer engineering discipline as well as Radar Meteorology. This represents an outstanding opportunity for students to experience research first hand under the supervision of professors, engineers and scientists. The program offers a competitive stipend of $5000 and fully funded on-campus room and partial meal plan. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado a city of over 100,000, which sits against the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, 50 miles north of Denver. Nearby are mountain parks, streams, and resorts for hiking, bicycling, rafting, fishing, Skiing, and rock climbing.

For further information, please contact the REU Coordinator:
Karen Ungerer, e-mail
Ryan Gooch, e-mail
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1373

Women, underrepresented minorities, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

High Performance computing student opportunities at LANL

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, we deliver national solutions to the most pressing concerns facing our nation and the world. We are seeking outstanding student candidates for our Clusters Summer School, and for student internships in Los Alamos, New Mexico. If you are a computer science major with an interest in operating systems, networking, systems level programming, storage, data/compute intensive programming, we invite you to consider applying for the following:

Successful candidates will enjoy:
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible time options, including 3 weeks of vacation and 12 paid holidays each year, ample sick leave, and alternative work schedules
  • Complete benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and other insurance options
  • Contribution to significant national security priorities
  • Vibrant cultural opportunities and year-round outdoor activities in the scenic Northern New Mexico mountains

*You may also contact Holly Jaleski, HPC Student Recruiter, at with your resume. When contacting Holly, please mention you heard about these opportunities from

The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division provides world-class high performance computing capability enabling high-quality solutions to complex problems of strategic national interest in the service of LANL's broader mission:
  • Design and operate the physical infrastructure supporting LANL's computing needs;
  • Operate and enable effective use of the full high performance computing environment
  • Leverage HPC systems, processes, and expertise beyond traditional HPC to advance innovative Laboratory scientific efforts;
  • Engage in research, development, and state-of-the-art software engineering supporting development, design, and effective use of increasingly complex large-scale data and computational environments.

We recognize the best solutions come from teams that leverage diversity, so we actively seek qualified individuals with the broadest range of backgrounds to apply.

Hack Housing Hackathon: Chance to win $10,000

Hack Housing: Empowering Smarter Decisions – A Weekend Hackathon (sponsored by Zillow and UW)

Zillow and the department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, with participation from the White House, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will host a weekend hackathon at Zillow’s HQ, February 6-8, 2015.

Participating developers and designers will be tasked with creating transparency around thousands of local and federal data sets, to help people in their housing decisions. As part of the event, participants will have access to newly released government data sets on topics like federal housing programs; apartment buildings with accessible apartments; and transit information. In
addition, Zillow will make available its data on home values and rents.

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton will open the event by sharing his experience in the tech and housing sector and his success in bringing power to the people across a number of industries. After a day and a half of hard work, participants will present their solutions to a judging panel of local tech leaders, entrepreneurs and federal government officials specializing in big/open data.

The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize.

The event registration is here:

Monday, January 26, 2015

UW Electrical Engineering Info. Session: Daytime Graduate Programs

Are you an Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences undergrad interested in graduate school in Electrical Engineering? Please join us to learn more about the daytime MSEE and PhD in EE graduate programs. Current EE graduate students and advisors will be available to answer questions!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5pm
Electrical Engineering Building, Room EEB 303

Learn about:
·        Admissions
·        Master’s vs. Ph.D.
·        Degree Requirements
·        Research Groups
And more!

Scholarship search and application workshops this week at UW Seattle!

Our website details additional future workshop dates beyond this week. As always, we are so very grateful for your help and efforts in sharing this information with interested students!

THIS WEEK: Scholarship search and application workshops from the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Getting Great Recommendation Letters
·         TODAY, Monday, January 26, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.

Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
·         Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 2:30-3:30pm, MGH 171
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.  

Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships
·         Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171 
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
·         Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171 
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.