Friday, May 22, 2015

Autumn 2015 Online Courses Available

Register now for autumn quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this autumn you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an additional online fee of $120 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the autumn quarter 2015 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW.  Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $120 fee and the group-start format. Please note courses marked with an asterisk which have a different fee:

ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
COM 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)
COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (I&S)
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)
DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)*
JSIS E 111: Elementary Modern Greek
LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)
MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW/QSR)†
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)†
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)†
MUSIC 120: Survey of Music (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)
MUSIC 331: History of Jazz (VLPA)
PSYCH 206: Human Development (I&S)
SCAND 270: Saga of the Vikings (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

*ESRM 100 online fee is $350

†MATH 124, 125, 126 courses have no additional fee

Technical Support Position Opening at Bioengineering Company

Open Position Announcement
Technical Support Specialist


Management of existing neuroscience customer accounts. Primary duties will include responding to customer support requests and developing software based products that can improve existing software usability. This position requires travel to attend trade shows and visit with customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Technical Sales Lead to address all incoming support requests, including experimental design, electrical, hardware, and software issues, along with basic system use questions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and directly with customers in a technical manner. This includes the ability to speak and write technical content for customers individually and as a whole; e.g., user manuals.
  • Ability to debug open-ended software and hardware issues. This position will require strong C/C++ and MATLAB skills.
  • Travel within the U.S. and globally to attend trade shows and visit with clients when on-site support is needed. Weekend and evening travel will be required.
  • This position will report to the Technical Sales Lead and will require the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • This position will assist Marketing and Sales in creation of trade show demonstrations.

Qualifications – Required

  • Bachelors Degree in engineering, physics, or math
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on technical writing
  • 2-3 years working experience with C/C++ programming
  • 2-3 years working experience with MATLAB programming
  • Basic understanding of electronic circuits and ability to debug them
  • Ability to problem solve open-ended engineering problems with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel to customer laboratories and scientific conferences (1-2 trips per month)
  • Interest in learning basic neuroscience experimentation practices for the purpose of client support

Qualifications – Preferred

  • Advanced degree in sciences or engineering
  • Advanced degree in neurosciences
  • 5+ years working expertise with C/C++ programming
  • Experience with Linux, Windows, and Mac operation systems
  • Advanced expertise in MATLAB programming, including compiled MEX functionality and Simulink block design
  • Working experience with Python programming
  • Working experience with LabVIEW programming
* Please email cover letter and resume in pdf form, with your name on the file, to *

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Student Experiences with Unstable Housing

I am a graduate student in the School of Social Work and I'm working with the Health & Wellness office to identify and better support students at our university who are experiencing unstable housing situations.  It's pretty short and should take less than 10 minutes to complete--I know it's a busy time of the quarter.

Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, May 28th, 5pm-6pm: "Convincing the 'old guard' of science and business to believe in the entrepreneur's quest to change the future"

The Bioscience Careers Seminar Series Presents:

*"Convincing the 'old guard' of science and business to believe in the entrepreneur's quest to change the future"*

Leen Kawas, Ph.D.

CEO and President

M3 Biotechnology Inc., Seattle, WA

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm

Health Sciences Building, Room T-747

Refreshments Provided

Leen Kawas, Ph.D, is CEO and President of M3 Biotechnology Inc., an emerging company that is targeting growth-factor systems with a drug that could reverse the course of neurodegenerative disease. Kawas first trained as a molecular pharmacologist and worked as a pharmacist in Amman, Jordan. She subsequently trained in the Neuroventure Executive Training program at the Foster Business School and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology from WSU. Dr. Kawas’s goal and passion is entrepreneurship that leads to disease-modifying pharmaceuticals that address critical unmet medical needs. As a female entrepreneur with a scientific background, Kawas is also committed to mentoring women in science and business.

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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!

Publishing Panel: Academic & Creative Work

PUBLISHING PANEL: Publishing Your Academic & Creative Work Wed, 5/27
3:30 - 5:20pm
Odegaard 220
Free and open to everyone
(Facebook event page:

Undergraduates of all majors: ever wondered why you would want to publish your work? Ever wondered how?
Come hear a panel of speakers from a range of academic and creative publishing experiences speak to the process. They'll share their tips and answer audience questions. University of Washington journals will be on site to help you get plugged into all of the great publishing opportunities right on campus!
Featured panelists on academic publishing:
Faye Christenbery, UW research librarian
Carolyn Allen, UW professor and author/editor of several academic volumes
Jenny Halpin, Director of the Odegaard Writing and Research Center

Featured panelists on creative publishing:
Scott Driscoll, novelist, freelancer, and fiction teacher
Andrew Feld, Director of the UW Creative Writing Program and editor of the Seattle Review
(Plus more to be announced!)

Featured journals: Bricolage Literary & Visual Arts Journal (literary & arts journal) BLIND GLASS (poetry) Intersections (interdisciplinary journal housed in the CHID department) Plenum: A Journal of Undergraduate Geography Grey Matters Journal (neuroscience)
and others

This event is jointly sponsored by UW English Undergraduate Programs, Bricolage Literary & Visual Arts Journal, BLIND GLASS, and the Write Away! creative writing circle.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Autumn Inner Pipeline

Here is the link to our website to read further about Pipeline autumn courses:

Here is a snapshot of the course titles:

Autumn 2015 Seminars

EDUC 401, specific sections and SLNs linked below.
CREDITS: 1-5. Seminars are Credit/No Credit.
The following seminars will be offered during Autumn Quarter 2015:
All students need to take a required Pipeline Orientation, to sign up click here:
For these seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:
1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)*
2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)
*A student may opt to register for 1 credit if it means avoiding an additional registration fee. Students may also register for more than 5 credits.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories UW Chapter Launch Meeting on 5/20

Are you interested in sustainable science and engineering? Do you want to network with professionals in this field? If so, please join us in launching the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) UW Student Chapter TOMORROW (Wednesday, May 20) from 5-6 pm in Allen Research Commons Room Red C.

This will be the very first student chapter of I2SL in the world, thus we need a strong group of undergraduate and graduate students to lead the way and create a model for future student chapters at other universities. We are looking for applicants for all officer positions and these are open to all students. There are also many opportunities for students to get involved as members (e.g. planning events, fund raising, and more!). This meeting will discuss officer positions, general format of the student chapter, meeting schedule, and more. 

Please feel free to contact me with questions or inquiries at See you there tomorrow! 

Caileigh ShootDirector of Student Outreach, I2SL Emerald City Chapter
Mobile: 408.472.6771 |
 I2SL Annual Conference

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer Course: Preparing for Graduate Education (GRDSCH 200, SLN# 11638) - SPACES AVAILABLE!!

Preparing for graduate education

This is a 8-week course (2 C/NC) for juniors and seniors from all disciplines who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education; learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.
Þ Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?  Come explore and find out!
Þ Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!
Þ Not sure what program or school you want to attend?  Find your fit here!

The course seeks to engage students in determining the right “fit” for their individual graduate education goals through three primary objectives:
Investigation: What is your desire to attend graduate school? What you need to know about the graduate school experience.

Revelation: What do graduate school admission committees actually expect? Demystify the process.  Personal statements, resumes/CVs and letters of recommendation

Preparation: How does investigation and revelation lead to finding a “good fit” and how do you chart a course of action? Why do you want to go? When do you want to go? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How can you do it?

This course is designed for both students who know they want to go to graduate school, as well as those who are just in the beginning stages of the process. This quarter the course will be conducted as a hybrid course meeting at UW-Seattle and working through UW Canvas. On average students will have 1-2 page written assignments due weekly. The expected time of commitment is approximately 4-6 hours per week.  The end goal of the course is first for students to identify if they want to go to graduate school and then if so, prepare a final portfolio which will provide the primary components to any graduate application and make for a more competitive application.

Course Info:
GRDSCH200 A – Prep for Grad Ed
SLN# 11638
M 1:10 – 3:20 THO 119 (Seattle)
Course will be hybrid – half in-class and half online

Call for Facilitators: TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning & Research

TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research
September 21st - 22nd, 2015
Are you an experienced TA or RA looking for professional development opportunities? Apply to facilitate a workshop at the conference!!

The annual TA/RA Conference is designed to help graduate students prepare for their roles and responsibilities as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Research Assistants (RAs) at the UW. Facilitators will lead workshops on a range of topics and will receive a small stipend.

The Center for Teaching and Learning
TO APPLY, visit:
Apply now -- review of applications begins Monday, May 11th.
The Center for Teaching and Learning !100 Gerberding Hall !

Online introduction to sustainable business for non-business majors course this fall quarter

ESRM 320, Marketing and Management From a Sustainability Perspective (SLN 14447) is an online course (except for two mandatory in-person exams) that does not charge an additional fee and offers 5 credits, NW, and I&S. Below is overview info, and details are on the website at

Marketing and Management. In ESRM 320, we explore two of the four primary business dimensions: marketing and human resource management (companion course ESRM 321 explores finance and accounting). Marketing refers to promoting, pricing, and distributing new and existing products and services that are aimed at satisfying consumers’ wants, needs, and objectives. Human resource management refers to developing, managing, and motivating human capital and resources.
Sustainability. Refers to integrating environmental, social, and financial elements in order to meet the needs of people today without compromising Earth’s capacity to provide for future generations. We will explore the meaning and importance of sustainable business practices that respect and adhere to best environmental science methods and ethical social responsibility standards. The context for this exploration will be reviewing corporate sustainability reports.

Learning Objectives (at the end of this course, students should be able to do the following):
  1. Explain the vocabulary, concepts, and models of marketing, human resources, and sustainability
  2. Summarize how a market orientation and commitment to sustainability can enhance customer and employee satisfaction
  3. Describe how consumer markets are segmented, targeted, and products positioned to satisfy individual, government, and business consumers’ wants and needs
  4. Compare techniques for creating value-added products, services, and ideas; valuing environmental and social externalities and managing traditional pricing; developing distribution strategies and “greening” the supply chain; and creating and implementing promotion campaigns
  5. Define managerial and leadership styles and theories of motivation, persuasion, and influence
  6. Summarize the human resource process of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees
  7. Describe sustainability reporting and the GRI indicators for measuring sustainability performance
  8. Assess real world sustainability performance using corporate sustainability reports and GRI indicators
  9. Analyze and interpret sustainability performance data
  10. Learn how to use Excel spreadsheets

Q Center Game & Movie Night

Come join us in the Q Center on Friday, May 22 from 4:00pm-6:00pm for movies, games, and snacks! If you've never been to the Q Center before, this is a great way to meet some new faces and have a whole lot of fun.