Friday, March 27, 2015

UW GLOBAL LEADERS: Join the FIUTS Student Board!

Be a Global Leader at the University of Washington: Join the FIUTS Student Board!
The FIUTS Student Board is a great opportunity for UW students to develop leadership and teamwork skills, while fostering global community on campus. Members build professional networks and gain real-world experience working with the non-profit sector. Election to the year-long student leadership team is a competitive process and applications for the 2015/2016 academic year are currently being accepted.
§  Advocate for FIUTS values of peace, community, diversity, dialogue, engagement, and service
§  Improve your leadership, organizational, event planning, and communication skills
§  Learn about the nonprofit sector while serving on a non-profit Board of Trustees
§  Work closely with FIUTS staff in carrying out the organization’s programs and mission
All UW students welcome to apply! 
International, American, Undergraduate, Graduate & IELP

Application Deadline: April 3, 2015
Apply online:   

FIUTS is an independent 501c-3 non-profit organization founded on the University of Washington campus in 1948 with the mission to connect students with local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural understanding, and informed leadership.

Save the Date: Molecular Engineering Showcase May 7, 2015

Please save the date for the second annual Molecular Engineering Showcase, hosted by the Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute!

The focus of the 2015 showcase is on all aspects of molecular engineering with emphasis on applied research and innovation. Speakers from the University of Washington and beyond will present their research during afternoon sessions. Join the MolES community afterward for a student poster session, food and drink reception, and tours of the expanded Molecular Analysis Facility.

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building (MOL)

Nominate a speaker:
Who are the exemplary interdisciplinary researchers and presenters you would like to hear from?  Help us identify speakers and topics for the MolE Showcase. Nominations may include:
·         Keynote/distinguished speakers from industry, government or other research institutes
·         Faculty or postdocs (self-nominated or nominated by peers)
·         Exceptional graduate student or group research
·         Career-focused presentations
·         Other subjects/speakers you think would be of interest to the broader MolES community

Priority will be given to nominations received by April 3. Don’t delay!

Contact with questions and for more information.

Recruiting Juniors and Seniors for EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentoring in Higher Ed

Attention, Juniors & Seniors!
Gain Experience and Make a Difference

Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 G & H

UW's Academic Support Programs is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Spring Quarter 2015. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

·        Seminar begins the 1st  week of Spring Quarter,  March 30th, 2015
·        Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
·        Tutoring takes place on campus
·        Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students
·        A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cornell's Systems Engineering FREE Cocktail Session - Bellevue, WA

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Join Us
Learn more about the online Master’s degree in Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering invites you to attend their
FREE cocktail & hors d'oeuvres session held for
Alumni, Current Students, and Interested Potential Students

Thursday, April 2

Bellevue Club
11200 Southeast 6th Street
Olympic Room, Suite B
Bellevue, WA 98004

Register to win a Kindle Fire and other prizes

Visit: for more information

Thesis / Dissertation Webinar - 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Tue April 7th

Thesis / Dissertation Webinar for UW Graduate Students
Join us for a webinar on Apr 07, 2015 at 3:30 PM PDT.
Register now!
The Graduate School and UW Libraries will present students with basic information about submitting their Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD). The webinar will cover important topics such as publishing, copyright, open access, delayed release, ProQuest/UMI and university publication agreements, preparing an ETD for submission and an overview of the electronic submission process. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
View System Requirements

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Circle of Honors

We are excited to announce the kick-off of our Circle of Honors project starting next week!

Circle of Honors is a tradition that we, the honors societies of UW, hope to initiate as a celebration of the most positive elements of the student experience. Over the course of Week 1 of Spring ’15, we will host a variety of events and activities for the UW general student population and for the members of our honor societies. I am sure you are aware that the honors societies of UW represent a group of ambitious, academically competent, service-minded individuals. We want your help to promote our values throughout UW in hopes of enhancing campus culture for students and faculty alike.
Check out the Facebook page!

Monday is the Honors Tabling & Showcasing Event in HUB. It will be on the first floor of the HUB (HUB Street) 10 AM-1:00 PM. The honors showcase is when all the honor societies will be presenting about the work they do for the community and demonstrate what it really means to be part of an honor society. 

Tuesday is the Faculty Reception in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 2nd floor). It will be from 7:30-9:00 PM. We are going to have several faculty speakers, talking about leadership and service, and how they tie into being part of an honor society. Please RSVP for the faculty reception.

Wednesday is the Community Service Fair. It will be held in the HUB Lawn from 10 AM-1 PM. Various organizations seeking volunteers will be set up at tables, informing students of volunteer opportunities in the Seattle area. This event also functions as a community service event. There will also be games and Krispy Kreme. Money raised is going to be donated to SARVA.

Thursday is a HUB Social in the HUB Games Area 5-7 PM. This is just a fun social event to get to know other honor society members and strengthen our community.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Project Engineering Position at Portland General Electric


Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon’s largest provider of electric service, PGE is helping to shape Oregon’s energy future.
What is it like to work at PGE? Well, it’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s enriching. And with the average employee spending nearly 14 years with us, we think you’ll like it too.
Among the millions of ordinary jobs in the world there are a few special places that allow you to play an essential role in helping build upon a rich history of delivering innovation to its customers.  You’ll work with talented coworkers in a supportive and results-oriented environment. Our progressive vision and commitment to excellence in our service and operations will keep you and your coworkers engaged and aimed towards excellence.

Project Engineer, Emerging Technologies (R13-405)
This position strikes a balance between requiring a deep knowledge of electrical engineering in order to go deep on emerging technologies such as distributed generation, energy storage, transportation electrification, smart grid technologies, etc., in the energy industry in order to understand their value to the utility, while simultaneously serving as a senior-level individual contributor to deploy and validate demonstration projects that focus on distributed energy resources. Works directly with management to guide complex research to uncover industry trends, understand impacts, and develop business cases for demonstration projects in cooperation with internal stakeholders from across the company to competitively position PGE.
You will also play a critical role in setting a tone in the department and across the company that stresses being canny and streetwise, possess the determination to contribute; the desire to improve; the hunger to learn, the slight paranoia that prompts team members to think about PGE not being the community’s trusted energy partner; the optimism and hard work to make sure we are.
Top candidates will have:
·         Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related technical field preferred
·         MBA or certification in project management desirable
·         A minimum of 8 years of progressive combined experience in engineering, technology and business assessment, including implementing or testing new technology or field trials with retail customers is preferred
·         Strong knowledge of emerging technology trends – both from a technical and a utility industry perspective
·         Excellent written communication skills to clearly communicate ideas in reports, produce executive-level presentations and prepare project documentation
·         Excellent oral communication skills to facilitate meetings, deliver presentations to diverse audiences, present proposals and negotiate contracts
·         Demonstrated ability to make technical and business assessments of energy conversion, electrical, electronic, control, and communication technologies
·         Strong knowledge of utility business model, operations, and economics effecting profitability including principles of regulating an electric monopoly
·         Strong capability to analyze and articulate the costs and benefits of new technologies in technical, pro forma, business/market proposition, and executive presentation formats
·         Driver’s license with a good driving record
Core business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. This position also requires travel to and from, and attendance of, conferences and events that are outside core business hours.
PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.
Interested in the extras? PGE offers a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan. Additionally, PGE provides robust on-the-job development and training opportunities, as well as incentives for meeting company goals and encouraging health, safety and community volunteerism.
Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.
Staffing Services Contact:

Jane DeSimone