Thursday, April 30, 2015

UW SEBA upcoming events

SEBA 1st Tuesday: Commercializing academic research and the transition into industry: A fireside chat with Anoop Gupta

When: Tuesday, May 5 10AM-11AM
Where: HUB 337
What: Anoop Gupta is currently a Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research (MSR). He works on cross-disciplinary projects that have potential for large business or societal impact. His recent projects focus on areas of education, communication, collaboration, and natural user interfaces. Prior to joining MSR, Gupta served as corporate vice president of technology policy and strategy for Microsoft and as a technology assistant to Bill Gates. Before joining Microsoft in 1997, Gupta was a professor of Comuter Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University for 11 years where he and his students founded the startup VXtreme Inc., delivering products for streaming audio-visual content over the web, which Microsoft acquired in 1997.

Join us for an insightful talk with Anoop Gupta and of course some food!

Upcoming Experience Opportunities!

Patent Search Internship with AMPACC Law Grup
AMPACC Law Group, PLLC is seeking a patent search intern to help patent attorneys identify and classify patents based on commercial applicability. If you're currently pursing a masters or doctoral degree in electrical engineering or materials science, this could be the job for you! See the attachment for more details.

WTIA First Look Forum 

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2 PM-6 PM
Where: Perkins Coie
What: Want to attend the WTIA First Look Forum for free? The First Look Forum is a bi-annual showcase wherein 12 seed-stage companies too early for traditional angel and venture capital forums can go to meet people, make connections, and get started. Click here for details. Email if you are interested in helping out! 

ZINO Pitch Tank Investment Forum featuring Kevin Harrington 

When: Monday, May 11th, 4 PM- 9 PM
Where: Columbia Tower Club
What: Want to attend the ZINO Pitch Tank Investment Forum for free? By volunteering for Zino at their event you will get free admission to watch entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and hear what investors are looking for. Click here for details. Email if you are interested in helping out!


Now is an exciting time to join Honeywell's Engineering Test Services group. This is a great opportunity to showcase your strategic and technical abilities to pursue a career at Honeywell.
The master’s internship will work on the new versions of high technology products such as IntuVue radar; along with Aircraft Environment Surveillance System and the new Integrated Multi Mode Navigation Radio. The Redmond Qualification group designs, develops, plans, and executes the testing for these high tech products.

This position is located in Redmond, WA (15001 NE 36th ST) and it is expected the individual will be on site.

Learning opportunities:
  • Test system design and implementation into real world aerospace environments.
  • Experience executing tests at environmental and electromagnetic test laboratories that Honeywell has on-site.
  • Operation and analysis of Honeywell Aerospace products.
  • Ability to develop, and troubleshoot software.
  • Test requirement development, analysis and management for the aerospace environment.
  •  Working in a team environment and collaborating with high skilled Honeywell employees.
  • Additional skills that will be developed:
    • Leadership, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to understand broad corporate business objectives and develop test strategies that favorably impact those business objectives.
    • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams across many functions including process development.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be working towards a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.
  • Due to export restrictions, must be a United States Citizen.
Additional Qualifications:
  • General programming skills are a plus.
  • Strong communication skills are preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment. 
To learn more about Honeywell Aerospace, please visit:

This has also been posted to HuskyJobs – position ID#90055.

Impel Neuropharma Info Session May 12th, 2015 at 6 pm

The Bioengineering department is hosting a Career Meet-Up with Impel Neuropharma featuring Matt Tomson, head of Human Resources and Director of Finance, and Michelle Halpin, an alumna of the UW’s Bioengineering department and current Product Development Engineer at Impel! The meet-up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th at 6pm at Foege N130A. All engineering and biology majors are welcome! If you are planning on going, please RSVP at this link:

A Career Meet-Up is a chance to gather a number of interested students together with a company representative for informal discussion about industry in general, networking, and internships. The first part of the session will feature a presentation by Matt and Michelle, and the second part will be an open discussion/Q&A for students to ask questions. This would be a great way to network and to explore the industry path! 

Impel Neuropharma is a biotechnology start-up based in Seattle. Their goal is to enable drugs to bypass the blood brain barrier for treatment of diseases. They have developed a device called the Precision Olfactory Delivery device (POD), that works similarly to a nasal spray but is able to deliver drugs to the upper nasal cavity and bypass the blood brain barrier. If you want to learn more, click HERE to go to their website!

They are currently recruiting for summer internships, so if you’re currently in the process of applying for internships, this is a GREAT opportunity to make connections!! 

Once again, if you are planning on going, PLEASE RSVP HERE!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Underwater Robotics Team at UW is Fundraising for Summer Competition

As an undergraduate in EE I am trying to spread awareness of our team to both faculty and students interested in the field of robotics. The team is always looking for more EE students and we hope this year's competition will get more UW students excited about robotics and engineering design. It is a fantastic extension of classroom learning and engineering principles, making it a resume booster for those seeking experience. Please feel free to forward this email to whoever may be interested to help spread awareness of our program.

The Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (UWROV) team at the University of Washington is a multidisciplinary team of students from engineering and scientific backgrounds who come together to design, build, and drive remotely operate operated vehicles (ROVs), which are used in ocean research and industry. We recently launched a campaign through USEED in order to help get the word out about what we do and to help raise funds to attend this summer's International MATE Competition ( in Newfoundland, Canada. We're really excited about our project and would like to share what we're working on with you, so please check us out at:

We would like to thank all our sponsors with their generous help in supporting our endeavors. Without them we wouldn't have gotten this far. Our major contributors:...

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UWROV: Exploring the Arctic
UnderWater Remotely Operated Vehicles (UWROV) is a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate students at the University of Washington who specialize in the design...

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Fail Forward: Nurturing a Resilient Mindset

The greatest learning happens when you push yourself to the edge of what you are capable of doing. On that edge, you will experience setbacks, struggles, and failures – all of which provide an opportunity for growth. Come learn how to take risks, face challenges in and out of the classroom, and ultimately – fail forward
In collaboration with Stanford University’s Resilience Project, Undergraduate Academic Affairs is hosting two days of sessions focused on nurturing growth mindsets and resilient behaviors. Join us May 6 and 7 – just in time before your push towards finals! 


Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

Leadership development and understanding failure on the path to growth.
Audience: UW students
1:30–3:00 p.m. | HUB 145

Reflections on Rejection: David Domke, Kate Starbird, Rachel Chapman, Vicky Lawson, & Bob Stacey

Well-known UW faculty reflect on their accomplishments in light of the challenges, setbacks and road blocks they have faced along the way. These types of faculty presentations were originally developed at Harvard University.  Dinner included!
Audience: Everyone
5:00–7:00 p.m. | Intellectual House
Dinner at 5:00 p.m., discussion at 5:30 p.m


Resilience in Higher Education

Resilience in higher education, research development and background of resilience work (mindset, etc.) with Q&A.
Audience: UW campus community
12:00–1:00 p.m. | HUB 214 (bring a lunch!)

Encountering Failure on the Path to Growth

(Repeat of May 6 session) Leadership development and understanding failure on the path to growth.
Audience: UW students
3:30–5:00 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 206
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APR 29 & MAY 1: D.C. Internships Info Sessions and Upcoming Deadlines

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Thursday and Friday if ths week:

Thursday, April 29
  1130-1220 GWN 1A (ground floor of Gowen Hall)
  130-220   MEB 235
  330-420   SAV 132

Friday, May 1
  1130-1220 DEN 206
  1230-120  DEN 217
  130-220   DEN 211

There will also be drop-in times in SMI 215 (the Political Science Advising Office) on Thursday and Friday from 230-320pm.

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW's affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships, and the application process.

The program is affordable for many students. UW WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship that makes the cost of attending the 10-week program comparable to participating in many study abroad programs. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter.

TWC's facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
 Autumn Quarter/Semester 2015, Priority*: 5/6/16, Regular: 6/10/15
 Spring Semester 2016: Priority*: 10/14/15, Regular: 11/18/15
 Summer Quarter 2016, Priority*: 2/17/16, Regular: 3/16/16
 Autumn Quarter/Semester 2016, Priority*: 5/4/16, Regular: 6/8/16
  * Deadline for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more. If you can't make it, contact me, Meera Roy, for an appointment (available online at -- you can change the week at the top of the screen--or you can email me for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC's website,

Molecular Engineering Showcase - Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline for registering for the upcoming Molecular Engineering showcase is approaching – Please register by May 1!

Please join us the afternoon of May 7, 2015 for the Second Annual Molecular Engineering Showcase, featuring presentations on molecular engineering with emphasis on applied research and innovation.

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015

2:002:30 PM   Registration
2:30 – 4:30 PM   Presentations (Schedule of Speakers)
4:30 – 6:00 PM   Poster Session/Tours of the Molecular Analysis Facility/Reception

Where: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building (MOL), University of Washington

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The College of Engineering Early Engineering Institute is seeking undergraduate students to fill the temporary (hourly) staff positions of Group Leader/Tutor. The dates of employment will run 7/30-8/6, (including training dates). The purpose of this position is to provide academic and recreational supervision to high school students, and assistance to instructors and presenters. Group Leaders will live on campus in the residence halls with Early Engineering Institute students. Meals will be provided in addition to compensation. **See also Math Academy Group Leader position, dates of employment are 7/1-7/31.**

Program Overview:
The Early Engineering Institute (EEI) is a 4-day summer program for incoming 10th and 11th grade students with the goals of:
• Increase students’ math and problem solving skills
• Prepare students for applying to college
• Increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math
• Increase students’ knowledge of engineering fields and career options
• Increase students’ awareness and understanding of careers in STEM
• Increase students’ confidence through self-exploration, leadership and confidence building activities

The ultimate goal of EEI is to increase the diversity of students successfully completing engineering degrees and entering the STEM workforce. University of Washington engineering faculty and staff teaching mathematics workshops recognize that a strong foundation in algebra skills enhance students’ performance in engineering, math, and science courses.

The Group Leader/Tutor will be responsible for providing: supervision, mentorship and leadership to students during program activities; and instructional and programmatic assistance to presenters and staff.

Summary of qualifications:
• Enthusiasm for and appreciation of the field of engineering
• Previous experience working with children, teenagers, or students required; tutoring experience a plus
• Engineering, and pre-engineering students strongly preferred; all related science, technology, and math majors also encouraged to apply
• Comfort with serving as an authority figure essential; Demonstrated leadership skills
• Experience and interest in working with diverse groups/minority students

The specific duties of this individual would be to:
• Lead, supervise and engage with students during presentations, classes, meals, and activities
• Help presenters, instructors and students with engineering /math projects, presentations and activities
• Assist/lead the organization, supervision, and facilitation of recreational activities

Additional Duties may include:
• Media coverage of program activities including photos and video
• Creating and facilitating engineering activities, tours, leadership activities, social events, etc.
• Other duties as assigned

Work Schedule & Compensation: 9am-2pm (training) on 7/30 & 7/31; 11am-10:30pm on 8/3; 8am-10:30pm on 8/4; 8am-10:30pm on 8/5 and 7am-5pm on 8/6. Hourly compensation, free meals, free housing, and great work experience!