Friday, March 20, 2015

Spread the Word! Scholarship for EE Students from IEEE PES

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is offering the Scholarship Plus Initiative™ again this year! This scholarship program benefits undergraduate students in the U.S. and Canada who may be interested in careers in power and energy engineering.
See Eligibility Information
Please refer eligible freshmen, sophomores and juniors to to learn more and begin an application. Scholarship recipients can receive up to U.S. $7,000 for school, career experience opportunities and more.
The application closes June 30th. Please share this opportunity with students so they may apply.
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College Graduate Career Opportunities with Intel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

MRO sustainability project looking for volunteers

If we have some students looking to assist with a Campus Sustainability Fund project, UW Astronomy's Manastash Ridge observatory has won a $60k grant.  Part of the project involves PV + battery, ...

Engineering! Summer Internships with M42

M42 Technologies (Seattle, WA) is a small research and development firm specializing in space systems engineering, algorithm development, and application of advanced technologies. Our strengths are in breakthrough innovation, and the aggressive pursuit of solutions to next and future generation problems We are focused on developing power, computing, communications, and navigation technologies for small satellites as well as CubeSat missions that will use them. M42Tech is looking for exceptionally talented individuals with good communication skills to join the team. Interns (must be U.S. citizens) will work in collaborative multidisciplinary teams on technologies, components, hardware and software that will fly in space. Areas of work this summer include:
  • -Satellite Systems Engineering
  • Space Power Systems
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Communications and Navigations
  • Orbital Determination and Dynamics
  • Digital Communications and Signal Processing
  • Spacecraft and Ground Station Antenna Design
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Apply through WA Space Grant and at

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Confucius Institute Scholarship Program

The 2015 Confucius Institute Scholarship (CIS) Program is now open to all students of UW who are interested in studying in China,  the program consists of the following six categories. Scholarship winners are exempt from registration fees, tuition, fees for basic learning materials, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a one-off resettlement subsidy, monthly living allowance, outpatient medical service and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Students can log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website at , set up an individual account, complete and submit the CIS Application Form online by May 10, 2015.

1.       Scholarship for Students of Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(MTCSOL)

2.       Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year+ MTCSOL

3.       Scholarship for Students of Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages(BTCSOL)

4.       Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students

5.       Scholarship for One-Semester Students

6.       Scholarship for Four-Weeks Students (Summer 2015)

More information about the scholarship can be found at

Spring Quarter 2015 Groups at Hall Health - Mindfulness group; Mindfulness for Anxiety; Overcoming Social Challenges; Procrastination/Perfectionism; Mindfulness for Beginners

1.    Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm.  Starting April 71, 2015 and April 2, 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. 

2.     A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting April 14, 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
3.    Overcoming Social Challenges: Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting April 1, 2015.  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.
4.  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 .

5. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Three sections – Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00; Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30; and Thursdays 8:30 to 10:00 am starting April 14, 15, and 16, 2015 respectively. 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;

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.
Go to for more information about our groups.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Register for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference

“Sometimes you have so much passion…you just have to stop being a bystander.”

--Jennifer Shipe, Founder RAINN 'em in and
2015 Leadership Fireside speaker

Dear UW Students,
I would like to invite you to participate in the annual Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference on Friday, April 10. Together with your fellow students and colleagues, you will have the opportunity to develop relevant skills boosting your capacity to serve and lead in your community and for the issues you deeply care about. Registration is open and I encourage you to reserve your spot now! I will see you there.
Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference
Friday, April 10 | 2-7:00 p.m. | Alder Hall
Register now


Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring 2015 EE 539 Introduction to Quantum Optics for Scientists and Engineers

13247 E E 539 A
Kai-Mei Fu
TTh 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.
EEB 042

EE539 is an introduction to quantum optics for scientists and engineers.The course aims to teach students the fundamental nature of light and light-matter interaction. The course includes a 2-week review (crash course) on applied quantum mechanics to make the course accessible to engineers and other non-physicists.  Please note that quantum optics includes photonics as well as RF devices (e.g. superconducting quantum bits).

Some familiarity with quantum mechanics is helpful (whether through physical chemistry, EE, or another department).  A strong background in linear algebra is also required.  The basic structure of the course
1) Basic  quantum mechanical formalism for studying quantum optics problems
2) Nature of light
3) Nature of classical field-atom interaction
4) Quantum field-atom interaction
5) 2 weeks to delve into recent research topic of choice with final presentations.

The course is includes a computational component (Mathematica is supported in the class however other methods of computation are allowed).