Friday, April 3, 2015


Do you want to apply your technical skills and knowledge towards something meaningful and fulfilling after you graduate? Are you looking for a challenging career with limitless opportunities?

The US Navy is offering exciting career opportunities in the field of Nuclear Engineering under the Nuclear Propulsion Collegiate (NUPOC) program. Nuclear Trained Engineers in the Navy assume leadership roles in Operations, Instruction, and Research. The NUPOC program is open to UNDERGRADUATE students up to 30 months prior to graduation. Students enrolled in the NUPOC program receive up to $4000 PER MONTH while finishing their degree.

Minimum Pre-reqs:
-Within 30 months of graduation
-C or better in Physics I/II and Calc I/II

To get more information about the NUPOC program, and how to apply, come to the information session on April 16th, 2015 @ 1:30pm, where we will have a guest Nuclear Trained Officer from Washington DC presenting:

Topic: Navy Nuclear Engineering Career Opportunities
Date: April 16th
Time: 1:30pm
Location: MEB (Mech E) Room 251

Call or email LT Josh Turner with any questions
Phone: (206) 632-0064

1000 Word Challenge

*1000 Word Event *
*Thursday April 9th, 5:30-7:30 PM at the Burke Museum

*This year FOSEP, the Burke Museum, and the Young Naturalist's Society will
be co-hosting the Third Annual 1000 Word Event.  Can you describe your
research using only the 1000 most common words
<> in the
English language?  (see FOSEP's blog
all the entries from last year).  *

*Start Spring Quarter off right! **Come join us for some some light snacks,
enjoy some nice beverages at a great price ($5.00 for two beers or two
glasses of wine), and hear fellow graduate students present their work in
fun and engaging way!  *

*All entries have a chance to win a $100 University Bookstore giftcard, as
well as enjoy food and drinks with fellow graduate students. *

*Test your blurb here <>, and enter the
contest here <>.  We
look forward to seeing you at the event!*

National Student Exchange

Opportunities are available through the National Student Exchange, a study away opportunity in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please direct enquiries to Leah Panganiban for a brochure and application. I will work with them to help select campuses that will fit their personal and academic needs and interests.

The National Student Exchange gives our eligible students access to the resources of nearly 200 member colleges and universities which range in size from some of the largest research universities to some of the best, small liberal arts colleges. NSE includes Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions; and a number of ethnically mixed campuses. Since its beginning in 1968, NSE has placed more than 110,000 students for exchange. 

Our students can participate for a single term or an academic year to access courses and programs not available here. Students also participate in NSE to look for graduate schools or employment opportunities. Since the majority of our students are from this area, it is a great benefit for them to have exposure to other areas of the country and to other academic settings. The changes seen in student attitudes, understanding of other people in other settings, maturity, risk-taking, and decision-making are similar to the experiences of students who study internationally.

Among other criteria, students qualify for the program by being in good standing, having a cumulative 2.5 GPA, being a full-time student, presenting academic and personal goal statements and securing recommendations, and participating in an interview process. Prior to exchange, the student must have secured a written advising agreement.

NSE operates with tuition reciprocity and financial aid portability. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students easily find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University Summer Online Courses

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University will be offering several online courses this summer. All of the lectures will be offered online and all courses will be available to transient students. Students from other institutions who wish to enroll in courses during the summer only are considered transient students. With permission from your home university, these course credits may be transferred and applied towards your degree. Attached is a flyer and a Getting Started Packet that can be distributed to your students along with the information included below. The flyer has a summary of the courses we will offer this summer and the Getting Started Packet has application and registration information.

Tuition for ECE online undergraduate courses is *$634/credit hour for all students. *Tuition and fees may change without notice

For more information regarding the ECE Online Summer Program, please visit this website:

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact Ms. Janet Bean, Undergraduate Student Services Coordinator at or (864)656-5291.

Transient Application Deadlines:
SSI – May 13th
SSII – June 24th

We plan to offer the following courses this summer:

Summer Session I
ECE 2020 – Electric Circuits I
ECE 2720 – Computer Organization
ECE 2730 – Computer Organization Lab
ECE 3110 – Electrical Engineering Lab III
ECE 3200 – Electronics I
ECE 3300 – Signals and Systems
ECE 3710 – Microcontroller Interfacing
ECE 3800 – Electromagnetics
ECE 4090 – Continuous Systems
ECE 4570 – Wind Power
ECE 4670 – Digital Signal Processing

Summer Session II
ECE 2010 – Logic and Computing Devices
ECE 2070 – Basic Electrical Engineering
ECE 2620 – Electric Circuits II
ECE 3120 – Electrical Engineering IV
ECE 3170 – Random Signal Analysis
ECE 3210 – Electronics II
ECE 3520 – Programming Systems
ECE 3600 – Electric Power Engineering
ECE 3810 – Fields, Waves and Circuits
ECE 4270 – Communications Systems
ECE 4550 – Robot Manipulators

Workshop on Technology and Global Business

The UW’s Global Business Center and Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) at the Foster School of Business, in partnership with, AIESEC Seattle, an international student organization, are hosting a half-day workshop for undergraduate students highlighting Global Business Perspectives on Technology and Global Business

This technology summit will feature successful and influential global technology companies and explore the integral role that technology has in today’s global business environment.

We will kick-off the day with a keynote speech given by VP & Treasurer at Apple, Gary Wipfler, and then launch into smaller breakout sessions spotlighting relevant hot topics such as Cyber Security, Big Data, and e-commerce in China.

$15* Registration includes:
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:30 PM          
Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Morning Keynote, Gary Wipfler, VP & Treasurer, Apple Inc.
Breakout Sessions
Lunch & Networking
Lunch Keynote, Roei Ganzarski, President & CEO, BoldIQ Inc.

Saturday May 2nd | 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
University of Washington, Foster School of Business

Register today to participate in this exciting event!

Visit our event page for additional information:
*CISB and AIESEC members are eligible for discount registration; inquire with your president.

Find Exciting Job Opportunities and Careers at Power Standards Lab

Now Hiring!
Find Exciting Job Opportunities and Careers at Power Standards Lab

Embedded Software Engineer

Power Standards Lab is looking for a EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Located in Alameda, California, Power Standards Lab is the world leader in precision measurement of electric power -- the basis for the whole "green" power revolution. Founded in 2000, PSL is well-established in the world market, while retaining a quick-moving start-up approach to business. Our distinguished customers include Intel, NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, United States Department of Energy, dozens of solar firms, and hundreds of high-tech firms around the world that want to save or optimize energy.
We're cheerful, energetic, hard-working, and polite. Join an awesome group of authentic and results-oriented people in Alameda who are developing and producing the very best instruments in the world for measuring electric power. Our 29-person team is highly interactive, friendly, passionate about what we do and adaptive to change.
We are looking for a motivated Linux developer who works well independently in a collaborative environment. You will play a key role in developing and enhancing communication and e-mail capabilities for a new power quality measurement tool, working collaboratively on a team with hardware and software engineers.

• Developing embedded software in a Linux environment
• Writing Embedded C Programs
• Linux service configuration
• Familiarity with Communication Protocols including HTTP, SNMP, Email Protocols and Modbus


• BSEE, BSCS, or BSCPE degree
• 0-5 years’ experience in Embedded Linux Platforms
• Demonstrated software programming proficiency
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Enjoy working in a collaborative, team environment
• Ability to work well independently
• Proficient in C
• Must be authorized to work in the United States


• Exposure to electrical power systems
• Experience in ARM processors, TI digital signal processors and TI micro-controllers
• Exposure to security design in an embedded system, including HTTPs, FTPS, etc.

How To Apply:

Please submit your resume to hr[at] and include a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit as an Embedded Software Engineer for PSL. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the US. 

Due to the volume of resumes we receive, we will only be able to respond to those selected for follow-up. We regret we are unable to take any calls regarding this position.

We are unable to take any calls regarding this position. 

Power Standards Lab is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity. 

Compensation: DOE with excellent employee and family benefits

OSA Illumination Lecture Series - Ronnie Das

3D pathology to enhance pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Thursday April 9th 5:00 pm
EEB 045
Refreshments provided

Ronnie Das
Research Scientist/Co-Investigator
Human Photonics Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering

In the US, pancreatic cancer is the most lethal across all cancers. This is due to the fact that what causes pancre-atic cancer and how it exactly presents in the body is still by expert accounts relatively unknown. For a traditional diagnosis, biopsies are procured from patients, processed in pathology and observed on glass slides (i.e., in 2D) using simple brightfield microscopy. So what happens when a 3D microscope becomes available? For comparison, computed tomography (CT) brought X-ray imaging into 3D in the mid-1970s and over the last 30 years spun-off many ancillary, but important developments for radiology & clinical medicine. To this end, our research aim is to directly aid pathologists in the early detection of pancreatic cancer by using brightfield 3D microscopy to rapidly and nondestructively image whole, intact tissue biopsies that are directly procured from patients. 3D visualization & reconstruction of biopsies (prior to pathology) may provide a fundamental gain of information (3D morphology, tissue architecture, spatial distribution of cancer cells, etc.) that best represents the in vivo disease state. This information is otherwise inherently lost through tissue sectioning and traditional pathology. Additionally, this vital optical information may be provided to clinicians with little to no cost in time, effort, or the patient sample, which may permit our 3D microscope to be seamlessly integrated within the current pathology workflow and paradigm.

Ronnie joined HPL in 2012 after receiving his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Washington. Currently, his research ob-jective is to aid pathologists in the early detection & diagnosis of pancreatic cancer by directly applying 3D imaging (OPTM) and mi-crofluidic technology to core biopsies (CBs) obtained from patients. Project aims include 1) 3D optical imaging of pancreatic CBs, 2) 3D reconstruction and image processing, 3) exploratory research of whole tissue staining & histopathology, 3) millifluidics device development and 5) novel instrumentation. The project is interdisciplinary and a collaborative venture between mechanical and bioengineering, UW pathology and private industry (VisionGate, Inc.; Nortis, Inc.).

SAVE THE DATE: Women in Science & Engineering Spring Lecture

Qualcomm and the University of Washington College of Engineering present:

2015 Women in Science and Engineering Spring Lecture

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Guggenheim room 220

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Featuring Jennifer Sherman
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Navex Global

Jennifer Sherman works with large and small public and private sector organizations looking to transform their approach to ethics and compliance within the workplace. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University where she was a Mayfield fellow. She is also a TEDx speaker, a certified massage therapist, and a glass artist.
  Jennifer Sherman, WiSE Lecture Speaker, Spring 2015
Register Now button and link   Space is limited! Registration is free, but required. Reception and networking following the lecture.
Ms. Sherman is looking forward to answering questions at the lecture. Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Vote for Discovery Days 100th Year T-Shirt

This morning the T-shirt Competition for Discovery Days on Facebook was opened. There are three student designs for the front of this year’s shirt. The competition is open from today – Monday, April 6 at 8 a.m.

The design that gets the most “Likes” by Monday, April 6 at 8 a.m. will be used as this year’s design!

Here is our Facebook Page: - Go and VOTE NOW!

"Establishing Self-Confidence for Early Career Engineers" talk by Boeing Engineer (4/9, LOW 102, 3:30-4:30pm)

April 9, Thursday
Loew Hall 102

Self-confidence is the most valuable trait you can bring to your organization. But what is self-confidence and how do you get it? Most importantly, do you have it?

Curtis Yungen can help you answer all of these questions.

Curtis graduated from Oregon State University in 2013 and was hired as a Design Engineer at the Boeing Company. During his two years at Boeing, Curtis has personally interviewed a number of Vice Presidents, Directors, and hiring managers, and has collected their insights on high-performance, successful careers, and self-confidence.

Curtis will share this information as well as his own experiences from interviews, presentations, and his early career so that you will learn how to distinguish yourself from your peers and competitors, impress your interviewers, and build your self-confidence.

Open to all students.

Careers in Sustainability event on 4/8/2015

Careers in Sustainability
Wednesday, April 8th
HUB 214

‘Green’ jobs and working in sustainability often evoke images of environmental scientists and fieldwork, but this career field is incredibly diverse and quickly growing. Sustainability careers include professions in corporate social responsibility, research and development, fashion/apparel, agriculture, energy, green building, education, policy-making, and more. 

The Career Center will host a panel of 5 employers from a variety of sectors who will share insight and advice. Stay for the Q&A session and networking following the moderated panel. Panelists include:
·         REI Sustainability Program Manager
·         Homegrown Sandwich Shop co-founder
·         Starbucks LEED Program Manager
·         City of Seattle Energy Policy Advisor
·         Naked City Brewing co-founder
No RSVP needed. Questions? Email

Great volunteer & networking opportunity - the Spring Career Fair!

Looking to fulfill volunteer hour requirements? Interested in event planning and want to add some events work to your resume?  Interested in connecting 1:1: with hiring employers?  The Career Center has a great opportunity for you!

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Interested? Please send an email to  with the following information:
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)
We appreciate your response as soon as possible. By 4/10/15 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An International Student’s Path to Successfully Working in the U.S.

An International Student’s Path to Successfully Working in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:30 pm to 7 pm
The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

The Career Center is excited to bring to campus American executive, Mark Wen to talk about his path from international student to Healthcare Executive with Seattle Children’s Hospital.  

Dr. Mark Wen has 30 years of executive level international business development and hands on management experience with a focus on international medical service.  Currently, Mark is an executive at Seattle Children’s Hospital in charge of International Medical Service.  Mark has a BS of Electrical Engineering from China and MBA from Gonzaga University and Doctor Degree from CPU of California.  He is often guest teaching at Seattle U’s MBA program on global marketing and “doing business with China”.  Mark is very active in the Seattle area international business and trade with China and is the current president of Washington State China Chamber of Commerce.   
Mark worked as director of international medical services for Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and also served as Executive Director of International Medical Services for Stanford University Medical Center.   He is a seasoned entrepreneur in start-up business venture and investment management. He built a medical supply sourcing company from nothing to a company with over 1000 employees with over $50 million in annual revenue.  He has also worked as international sales and marketing director for the largest computer keyboard manufacturer in the world. Prior to his current position he worked for seven years as Director of International Marketing for the Port of Seattle.

We look forward to seeing you there.  For questions contact Katie Hearn Zang  or 206.543.9106

Undergraduate Research Information Sessions in April

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help the student pursue her/his research interests. Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns. Students interested in attending the UW, including community college transfer students, are welcome to the sessions.

Upcoming undergraduate research information sessions:

Wednesday, April 1st:
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3rd:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7th:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14th:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Register here

Student Leadership Award, Apply today!

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award.  Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and provided outstanding leadership in the community.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 20, 2015.


In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Deadline and Application Instructions
The application deadline for the 2015 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 13, 2015. Interviews with finalists will occur Thursday, April 23, 2015.
For more information about how to apply and to learn about our past recipients, check out our website. In addition, if you have questions about this award, please email, with Carlson Student Leadership Award Question in the subject line.

Monday, March 30, 2015

International Development and Nonprofit Management Certificate Info Sessions

If you are interested in earning a certificate in international development or nonprofit management, please mark your calendars for the following upcoming information sessions:

*International Development Certificate Information Session*
Monday, April 6, 2015
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Parrington Commons (Room 308)

The International Development Certificate program (IDCP) offers students a foundation for addressing complex questions of poverty and development. The goal of the IDCP within the student’s UW study is threefold: to understand the main debates, players, policies and values within international development; to be familiar with a common set of skills and applied approaches; and to appreciate the perspectives and methods that other disciplines bring to address current development challenges.

For more information, visit the certificate’s website

*Nonprofit Management Certificate Information Session*
Thursday, April 9, 2015
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Parrington Forum (Room 309)

The Nonprofit Management Certificate program (NMCP) gives you the tools and framework needed to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. We have recently updated the NMCP curriculum and requirements to better enable students from diverse disciplines across the UW campuses to participate. The certificate program also offers the chance to develop networking relationships with guest speakers who are practitioners and professionals working in the local nonprofit community.

For more information, visit the certificate’s website
Students from any UW graduate program can apply to these certificates during
or after their first year of study.

2015 Commencement Ceremony Information

Your Steps to a Great Commencement Day

Husky Stadium – June 13, 2015
Visit for complete ceremony information.

1.      Eligibility:
Bachelor Candidates:  Students who earned a degree in Summer 2014, Autumn 2014, or Winter 2015, or have applied to graduate with a departmental advisor for Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 are eligible. Once the application for graduation has been completed and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records (206-543-1803), the student will be eligible to complete the Commencement Registration/Order Form.

Master’s, Doctoral or Professional Candidates: Graduates who earned their degrees in Summer 2014, Autumn 2014, or Winter 2015 or candidates who have a reasonable expectation of graduating in Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 are eligible to participate.

Names Listed in Program:  The Commencement program lists the names of graduates from Summer 2014 through Spring 2015.  Note: Spring 2015 Bachelor's Degree candidates must have their Application to Graduate submitted and received by the Office of Graduation and Academic Records by the April17th deadline in order to have their names listed. Master's and Doctoral degree candidates must have their Master’s Degree Request submitted or Doctoral Final Exam scheduled by April 17th in order to have their names listed.  Summer 2015 graduates’ names will be listed in the following year’s program.  Students who do not wish to have their names listed in the program must contact the Office of the Registrar (206-543-5378).  

Honors: If you qualify for College, Departmental, or Interdisciplinary Honors, please be sure your DARS accurately reflects this status by April 17, 2015. If you have questions, see the Honors Program (211 Mary Gates Hall,, 206-543-7444). 

2.      Come to Grad Fair
Pose for your official grad portrait or get a photo with “Dubs.”  View announcements*, diploma frames* and rings in person.  Ask the registrar about any final steps you need to complete.  Learn about the ceremony.  Win prizes. 

April 8 and April 9
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mary Gates Hall Commons

*These items are available online through CB Grad Announcements, Jostens,  Signature, and University Frames.  To place your order, visit,, or

3.      Signing Up and Ordering Apparel, Parking Permits, and Guest Tickets online

Register/Place your order online:  May 6 – May 24 at

Husky Stadium Ceremony: Participants must register and order tickets, pre-paid parking permits, and apparel no later than May 24 via the above website.  Payment will be taken online when finalizing your order.  Visa, MasterCard, debit card, or valid checking account number will be accepted.

Apparel prices: Bachelor apparel (purchase only) - $48.00, Master’s apparel (purchase only) - $72.00, Professional apparel (rental) - $85.00, Ph.D. (rental) - $85.00. **See website for Professional/Doctoral purchase information.

**For doctoral candidates who are interested in purchasing their doctoral regalia, we are offering a special opportunity to meet with Oak Hall Cap & Gown. They will be on campus (Mary Gates Hall, Room 134 - the Career Center) on April 8 and April 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to answer any questions. Those who wish to purchase may place their orders at this time.  To schedule an appointment with Oak Hall, candidates must fill out our catalyst survey at by April 6th.  We will contact them to let them know about appointment times.

Parking Permits: Purchase campus parking online during registration at

4.      Individual School/College or Departmental Ceremony participants must order via the above website by May 24, 2015, if your ceremony requires apparel or parking permits.  Permits ($14) are required to park on campus for any graduation-related event, including Saturdays and Sundays.  Payment will be taken online.

5.      Pick Up Your Order: June 2 – 6 (students will select specific dates online) at the UW Book Store (during normal book store hours).

6.      Come to Husky Stadium, June 13th, at 12:30.  CONGRATULATIONS!