Friday, March 6, 2015

DAAD Information Sessions: Study, Research & Internships in Germany

The West coast representative for the DAAD scholarship program for study, research and internships in Germany will be visiting the Seattle campus Friday, March 13th.  The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a wide variety of funding opportunities for undergraduates and graduates including summer research internships in the sciences.  We have two information sessions scheduled. Please share the following information with your students and colleagues.
Research Internships for STEM Disciplines: Information Session and Q&A
The DAAD RISE program offers approximately 300 summer research internships in Germany for undergraduates in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science and Engineering.  The RISE Pro offers research internships to recent graduates, Master and PhD students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Physics.
March 13, 2015
MGH 171
Session for Advisers and Students
Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships
The DAAD provides financial support to over 120,000 highly-qualified students and faculty for international research and study each year.  There are scholarship opportunities for students from all fields interested in participating in study, research or internship programs in Germany.
March 13, 2015
MGH 171
Session for Advisers and Students

Summer Internships in Medical Imaging at the University of Washington IRL

Students needed for Summer 2015.

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your engineering, physics, math, or computer skills to work while gaining valuable real-world experience? Do you have an interest in gaining knowledge and
experience in imaging technologies?

The Imaging Research Laboratory (IRL) at the University of Washington is a multidisciplinary collaborative environment that focuses on medical imaging modalities that use ionizing radiation. Our goal is to improve the imaging of cancerous lesions by developing novel technologies and creating new analysis and evaluation tools.

Work with World-Class Research Leaders.
Our faculty are recognized leaders in the fields of nuclear medicine and medical imaging. The Imaging Research Laboratory has made significant contributions to these fields, with numerous publications and innovations that are implemented in industry.

Increase Your Educational Experience.
In addition to the hands-on experience mentored by one of our worldclass faculty, our summer interns have access to various educational seminars given in our lab. Our mini-courses include medical imaging physics, signal processing, image reconstruction, computer programming, electronics, and others.

Contact Us.
To apply to the IRL 2015 Summer Internship Program, send a resume and cover letter with a list of relevant courses that you have taken to
Larry Pierce:
Or visit

Summer 2015 Internships:
Projects are available for undergraduate and graduate students alike. There is no minimum skill level, and internships can last just for the summer term, or up to one year, depending on the project.

Current projects include:
• Multi-Resolution Imaging Physics
• Computer Programming
• Medical Informatics
• And more to come!

Hands-On Experience
Our internship program has included projects for both undergraduate and graduate students alike.

Notable internship accomplishments from previous years include:
  • Using a kinect device to track patient motion while in a scanner to improve medical images
  • Creating a database of mammograms to aid in data mining for the design of next-gen breast imaging devices
  • Building a camera to measure the characteristics of radioactive sources for improved detection
Apply Now!
The deadline for applications for the Summer 2015 IRL internship program is April 15, 2015. Announcements regarding acceptance to the program will be made May 15, 2015. Visit our website or send an email inquiry with any questions regarding the Summer 2015 internship program at the Imaging Research Laboratory. We look forward to hearing from you!

EE 529 Semiconductor Optoelectronics

Spring 2015  Tu/Th 12:30-2:20
Instructor: Lih Y. Lin

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was dedicated to the invention of blue LEDs, which is one of the topics this course will cover. Another topic, laser, was another invention that led to a Nobel Prize. Photonics and optoelectronics has profoundly influenced our life, and the impact continues. In this course, we plan to cover the following topics. The class will include homework and a final project.

Optical Processes in Semiconductors
- 0-D, 1-D, and 2-D materials
- Electron-hole pair generation
- Transition probability in electron-photon interaction
- Absorption coefficient
- Various absorption mechanisms
- Relationship between absorption and emission 

Light Emitting Diodes
- P-N junction
- LED principles, structures and overall efficiency
- Emission spectrum and photon output
- Frequency response and modulation bandwidth 

Optical Waveguides
- Modes in planar waveguides
- Ray-optic approach
- Electromagnetic wave approach
- Modes in rectangular waveguides 

Photodetectors and Solar Cells
- Photoconductors
- Junction photodiodes
- Avalanche photodiodes
- Solar cells 

Lasers: Operating Principles
- Emission, absorption and gain in a two-level system
- Emission, absorption and gain in a semiconductor
- Laser cavity and lasing threshold conditions
- Laser mode structures 

Lasers: Structures and Properties
- Threshold current and power output
- Heterojunction lasers
- DFB lasers and coupled-mode theory
- Other laser structures
- Modulation of lasers 

Cowlitz PUD Internship

Public Utility District No. 1 of Cowlitz County (better known as Cowlitz PUD) is a publicly owned municipal corporation of the State of Washington. The purpose of this municipal corporate organization is for efficient generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. The PUD is owned by the residents of Cowlitz County and operates on revenues from the sales of its services. The PUD has limited statutory authority to levy taxes.

Reporting to the Manager of System Engineering, the Engineering Intern will apply basic engineering skills in the performance of specific substation, transmission and distribution design assignments. Position is intended to develop engineering skills and judgment. Incumbent must be enrolled in an accredited college program leading to a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (junior level or above preferred).

Cowlitz PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

This recruitment will remain open until Tuesday, March 31, 2015. To apply for this position you must
provide a Cowlitz PUD Application, cover letter and resume. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
Please submit to:
Cowlitz PUD
Attn: HR
PO Box 3007
Longview, WA 98632
Scan and email to:

Transform the world with Pacific National Northwest Laboratory

Thursday, March 5, 2015

UWEE Professional Master's Program - INFO SESSION 4/7

The University of Washington's Electrical Engineering Professional Master's Program (PMP) focuses on modern technical topics and the latest university research, giving you the depth you need to drive innovation. With a leading curriculum equivalent to that of our daytime master’s program, the PMP offers a wide range of courses covering areas such as smart grid and renewable energy; systems, controls and robotics; electromagnetics; signal, image and video processing; embedded and mobile applications; microelectromechanical systems; and wireless communications. Whether you recently graduated from an undergraduate program, are already working as an electrical engineer, or want to break into a new field, the PMP will prepare you for new and rewarding career opportunities. 

The curriculum is designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals and can be pursued part-time or full-time, with courses meeting one weeknight per week on the UW - Seattle campus. You can complete the program in three years of part-time study, or one-and-a-half years of full-time study, with students choosing courses based on their areas of interest.

Interested in learning more? Attend our upcoming information session:

On-Campus Information Session - SEATTLE CAMPUS

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, 6-7PM
Electrical Engineering Building, Room 303

For more information and to RSVP, visit:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lavender Graduation Committee - Volunteer Opportunity

The Q Center and Queer Student Commission (QSC) host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. 

We are currently seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on the planning committee.  Typically, the time commitment consists of a 1-hour meeting every other week, which will change to weekly meetings closer to the event or as needed.  We also ask that committee members attend and volunteer the day of the ceremony. 

This year's Lavender Graduation will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:30PM @ the UW Tower Mezzanine Level Lounge. 

If you are looking for a way to get involved/stay connected with the Q Center, meet people, and share your ideas to make Lavender Graduation even more phenomenal than it already is, then the planning committee is for you!

Check Out Career Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente

Here at Kaiser Permanente, powerful technology and business expertise come together to support the Total Health of millions. This is how our employees make a difference, and this is how you'll realize your potential in an internship or career with us. Get a head start on your success, powered by one of the nation's leading not-for-profit health plans.


Whether in an internship or career with us, you'll gain experience and hone your expertise working on projects and assignments that have real impact. You'll be challenged to think freely, question thoroughly, and explore deeply as you take on everything from analyzing financial software and developing marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps. You'll help patient care and forge lasting relationships across our organization.

Do you have a background in accounting, communications, finance, IT, marketing or a health care related field? Are you passionate about driving the future of health care? Lay the groundwork for a dynamic future.

Explore internships or careers with us. And be sure to mention that AfterCollege informed you about these opportunities!

Would you like to receive future updates on events and opportunities at Kaiser Permanente? Join our University Talent Network.

EEO/AA/M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Electrical Engineering Intern with Leviton

Department: Engineering Mentor’s Title: Manager, Engineering Start Date: Summer 2015 Anticipated Duration: Summer 2015
Position Description:
1. Operate network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, power supplies and other laboratory test equipment.
2. Prepare prototypes for testing through mechanical fabrication, circuit layout and soldering
3. Assist development engineers with electrical and mechanical testing on development prototypes
4. Assist sustaining engineers with product sample testing, troubleshooting, test fixture fabrication and maintenance
5. Collect, analyze and document test data using Microsoft Excel and Word
6. Summarize test results, present findings and interact with product development and production groups
• Currently enrolled in an accredited Electrical Engineering Program
• Strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills
• RF design, RF testing, coding VBA in Microsoft Excel, hand tools and machining equipment experience are desired but not required
• Previous Internship experience preferred
Desired Major: Electrical Engineering
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
Leviton is an AA/EEO employer

Please check with Engineering Coop Office to apply for this position.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Student Tax Classes - full list

Student Tax class for US Residents:
You've received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits plus tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
March 3, 2015, Tuesday
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
March 9, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
April 2, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
April 9, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
Student Tax class for Graduate and Professional Students:
Join us to learn about student taxes including information on the 1098-T form. This workshop is jointly presented by the UW Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and UW Student Fiscal Services.
March 10, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
April 8, 2015
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
Student Tax class for Non-US Residents / International Students
UW non-resident students may receive tax forms related to US source funds they receive. The information contained in these forms can be confusing. Student Fiscal Services sponsors tax classes with student tax information for UW non-resident students. The session focuses on helping students understand the 1042S forms sent out by the UW Payroll Office. This class is co-sponsored by International Student Services Office. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
March 10, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
March 20, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
April 7, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
You can find more information on our tax class website:

Planetary Resources InfoSession and Full Time Job Opportunity

Thursday March 5th, 2015
5:30-7:30 PM
UW Career Center (MGH 134)

Come to our InfoSession to learn about Planetary Resources asteroid mining spacecraft development. We are currently recruiting for full time Embedded Hardware Engineer roles. Jobs to begin immediately or upon graduation. Please check out "Embedded hardware Engineer" HuskyJobs ID# 87879" for more information and to apply.

How to RSVP for InfoSession
•  Look for the purple “InfoSessions” tab at the top right of your home page
•  Find the event and click the title
•  Click the “RSVP” button at the bottom (*note- some companies also require you to RSVP at their website)

Embedded Hardware Engineer
HuskyJobs ID# 87879
*See HuskyJobs for additional details and qualifications

As a hardware engineer, you will be responsible for the engineering of spacecraft avionics and ground-based electronics through all phases of the product life-cycle. You will create embedded systems incorporating FPGAs, microcontrollers, analog and digital signal processing, motor control, sensor/data acquisition, and filters/control systems (PID, Kalman Filter). Working with a small team of software and hardware engineers, you will participate in the design, integration and test of innovative small spacecraft. Major emphasis is placed on building highly reliable systems that are low-cost and extremely mass and power efficient.
BS or MS (Preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

How to locate the position and apply
• Go to the search bar at the top right of your homepage
• Enter the position ID # and hit search
• Locate the position title and click on it
• Read the job description and application information

Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship Application is open!!!

The 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration Conference (GHC) is one of the best learning/support/networking/internship/job resources for women in EE, Comp E and CS in the world - and we want you to be involved! Each year at least 8-10 UW EE women attend this conference!

Faculty and Students - Take a look at the Awards and Grants section: Each year GHC accepts applications for scholarships beginning in late January - with the deadline April 15th. GHC Scholarship Grants for students typically cover all expenses for attending the conferencing including conference registration, meals, lodging, and fixed amount of travel reimbursement funds. Faculty awards apply to Registration. Apply NOW!

Throughout spring quarter we will be sending more information.

Electrical Engineering Student Scholarships

Apply for AfterCollege Scholarships

Scholarships offered through AfterCollege support current students who are passionate about their field of study and effectively demonstrate the value they will bring to 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.

Apply Online
Aerospace Corporation Science & Engineering Student Scholarship 

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics. Must be a U.S. citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Apply Online
STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Apply Online
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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.

Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, March 5th, 5pm-6pm: "Freelancing, contracts and careers in eLearning"

"Freelancing, contracts and careers in eLearning"*

Sandlin Seguin, Ph.D.
eLearning Specialist
Tableau, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm
Health Sciences Building, Room T-747
Refreshments Provided

Sandlin Seguin, PhD is an (new) eLearning Specialist at Tableau. Her brief career since defending in 2011 has included freelance work in text book editing, text writing, course and contracts in curriculum development and faculty development. She will share her insight on how freelancing and contract work can help to shape a non-traditional career in education.

Add this event to your calendar through Facebook <>.

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

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!

FREE Practice LSAT and GRE with TPR and Golden Key

Golden Key International Honour Society at UW is hosting a FREE Practice GRE and LSAT through The Princeton Review. If you are interested in attending email Cassie Gawron ( indicating which test you are interested in taking.

Due to the great interest we saw in the GRE, we have decided to hold a second free practice test. It will be held on Sunday, March 8th, from 1:30-5:30 PM in Suzallo Library room 102. To register, visit, search practice GRE by zipcode and enter "98105."

There will also be a practice LSAT on Saturday, March 7th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. It will be held at The Princeton Review center (4555 Roosevelt Way NE). To register, visit, search practice LSAT by zipcode, and enter "98105."