Friday, July 10, 2015

University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership 2015 Scholarship Application

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree at the UW. Funding for these scholarships comes from contribution from UW alumni and friends as well as proceeds from the Bridging the Gap Breakfast held annually on Homecoming Saturday. One of MAP's missions is to promote the UW and the UWAA. It supports the recruitment of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourages appropriate mentoring activities.

Qualifications for MAP Scholarships:
  • Continuing UW student in good standing
  • Full-time student at the University of Washington, undergraduate or graduate/professional
  • Minimum one quarter at the UW
  • Financial aid need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid
Completing the on-line application process includes two steps:

Step 1: Complete UWAA MAP scholarship application questionnaire at (after submission you will receive a confirmation code and instructions for Step 2)
Step 2: Upload three scholarship supporting documents at
  • One reference letter from faculty member, adviser, academic personnel, or community leader (signed reference letter must be scanned and uploaded by the applicant)
  • A one-page typed narrative describing the applicant's personal background, academic and career goals, financial need, commitment to diversity, and the applicant's involvement with campus and/or community organizations
  • Copy of UW transcript (unofficial transcript acceptable)
Additional materials will not be accepted. We will not accept phone calls regarding application status. Recipients will be contacted by telephone. Non-recipients will not be notified; if you have not been contacted within five weeks of the application deadline, you were not selected. However, the Office of Student Financial Aid will retain your application in case other scholarship funds become available. All information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship recipients must be available to attend MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) strives to maintain a close relationship with its scholarship recipients. Support of a diverse student body is at the heart of MAP's mission. Students are our future alumni; thus, MAP aims to support students and encourages your involvement in our programs.

Questions: Contact Dr. James Flowers, (206) 616-2309 or

Applications must be submitted by Monday, August 3, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Recruiting '15-16 Undergrad Research Leaders: App deadline: 9/1/15

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. 

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at or (206) 543-4282

Be a Tutor with Seattle MESA

·       Earn up to 10 credits in your major or minor
·       Motivate and mentor a student
·       Develop your teaching skills
·       Build confidence in STEM subject areas
·       Work with other great UW volunteers
·       Travel available through UCAR

For more information please contact Joffrey Hooks at or (206) 616-2946

Intel PhD Tech Talk: Intel’s Silicon process technology with an emphasis on scaling electronic devices - July 21st

Date: Tuesday, July 21st
Time: 3:30-4:30
Location: EE 045

Food Provided
Bring Resume

Intel PhD Tech Talk:
Intel’s Silicon process technology with an emphasis on scaling electronic devices

Join David Clifton, Florentina Perjeru, and Todd Schmidt for a discussion on Intel’s Silicon process technology with an emphasis on scaling electronic devices.

David Clifton is currently the Chemical Mechanical Planarization and Plating Manager in Logic Technology Development. He joined Intel in 1993 as a Process Engineer and has since worked on CMP processes at various technology nodes. He currently manages the CMP and Plating groups that are responsible for ramping Intel’s next generation technologies from development to high volume.

Florentina Perjeru has received her PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Ohio University. She joined Intel in 2001 as Lithography Process Engineer and has held various technical and manager roles spanning the last seven technologies transfers and high volume manufacturing. Currently she is the Yield Manager, responsible for IMO RA startup, which is the latest addition to the manufacturing environment in Hillsboro. Throughout her career as a manager, Dr Perjeru has mentored numerous new hires and has been at the forefront of diversity efforts, including owning the Technical Females Initiative efforts for IMO RA organization.

Todd Schmidt joined intel in 1996. He has worked on Intel technologies from 350 nm to today’s current leading edge 14nm technologies. He’s currently a dry etch manager in Intel’s D1C factory in Hillsboro Oregon. He has worked in planarization, metallization, dielectrics and dry etch

For more information on our Bachelors, Masters or PhD openings in the following disciplines visit: College Graduate Opportunities

Applied Physics
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering

Share your vision at

EE Undergrad and/or Masters Level Programmers / Software Developers Needed

We are seeking developers to join the Aquarium human-in-the-loop automated lab project. The project involves an energetic and interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists united by the common goal of making engineering synthetic living cells easier to build. Aquarium works by breaking down the complex steps of molecular biology experiments into simple instructions presented on touchscreen monitors to laboratory technicians. Join our team and help design the cutting edge software, user interfaces, and cloud-based services that will revolutionize laboratory work. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: Ruby/Rails, Python, Javascript (jQuery, AngularJS), HTML5, SVG, MySQL, and/or Amazon Web Services. 

We have several positions open for current undergraduates or masters students. If interested, please send your CV and an unofficial UW transcript to professor Eric Klavins at

About the Klavins Lab: We develop synthetic living systems, re-engineered organisms, and engineered parts for existing organisms. Our emphasis is on designing gene circuits and cell-cell communication systems that enable novel multicellular behaviors in bacteria or yeast. We take an engineering approach to this challenge, and are interested in the whole pathway from modeling and design of new systems to fabrication and testing of new living systems.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

USRA Scholarship Awards: Now accepting Applications

Applications for the 2015 USRA Scholarship Awards are now being accepted.
Information and the online application form are available at
These are awards made to undergraduate students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education. Three Scholarship Awards have been established to honor individuals who have made specific contributions to science and the US Space Program.  A fourth Scholarship Award, recently re-named in memory of USRA President Frederick A. Tarantino, broadly supports undergraduate science and engineering education. Students will be matched to the scholarship award most appropriate for their area of study.
Up to four Scholarship Awards are available in amounts of $2000 annually.  Awards are made to undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall.  Awards are for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year.  All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.

Applications for Fall 2015 Awards will be accepted up until July 31, 2015.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Fulbright Canada reminder for US Scholars: Deadline Aug 3, 2015

Awards for American Students

Graduate Students can apply to the:
Ø  Traditional Fulbright student awards: US$15,000 for one nine-month academic year. These all-discipline awards can be taken up at any college, university, think tank, or government agency in Canada.
Ø  Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships: Grants are for one nine-month academic year. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change.
Ø  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Awards: Valued at US$120,000 for three academic years, this award is for students in STEM fields who wish to study at one of six top-ranked partner research institutions in Canada.
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowships: Grants are for one nine-month academic year. Digital storytelling projects (using text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media) can take place in up to three countries on a globally significant theme.

Core Facts about the awards
Fulbright Canada competition for American graduate students is now open, and closes on
October 13, 2015
The competition is for awards taken up for one 9-month academic year starting September 2016

Candidates must be American citizens,
Be in receipt of a bachelor's degree prior to the proposed start date of the grant, and

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students), 

Fulbright Canada at a glance:
With approximately 360,000 Fulbright alumni in more than 155 countries, the Fulbright program is the gold standard in academic exchange and a leader in public diplomacy.
The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada) is a binational, treaty-based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to identify the best and brightest minds in both countries and engage them in residential academic exchange.
The mandate of Fulbright Canada is to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America by providing support to outstanding individuals. These individuals conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the other country. In doing so, Fulbright Canada aims to grow intellectual capacity, increase productivity, and assist in the shaping of future leaders.
For more information

Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellowship Application & Info Session

The goal of the Graduate Fellow encourage excellence in research and education by supporting highly talented, motivated, and engaged graduate students to work on CEI-related topics. The program provides two quarters of salary support during the 2015-2016 academic year, and the designation as a CEI Graduate Fellow to pursue Ph.D. research in CEI focus areas of solar energy conversion, energy storage, and grid integration technologies.

Applications (including reference letters) due by July 31, 2015.  Please note there is a limit of 3 applications per research group. 

Learn more: CEI Grad Fellows Information Session and Coffee Break will be held on Thursday July 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Molecular Engineering & Sciences 115.

Program Details
The Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellows Program provides UW students the opportunity to help shape the clean energy future of the Pacific Northwest and the global energy economy by advancing next generation solar energy and electrical energy storage materials, devices and systems.

The program provides two quarters of salary support during the 2015-2016 academic year, and the designation as a CEI Graduate Fellow to pursue Ph.D. research in CEI focus areas of solar energy conversion, energy storage, and grid integration technologies. Students may also apply for travel grant funding to attend conferences and present research results. Through the Institute, Graduate Fellows have opportunities to participate in social and networking events, poster sessions, communications workshops, volunteer opportunities and community outreach, industry field trips, and lab tours throughout the year. The CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar Series provides Fellows the chance to host and meet internationally renowned experts, while connecting with peers across the university.

Outstanding candidates will demonstrate potential for research excellence, proposed research project relevant to the CEI mission areas, and evidence they will be active participants and leaders within the broader CEI community.

See reverse for details on award, application requirements, evaluation and award criteria. To submit an application, visit
All application materials must be submitted by 9:00 pm on July 31, 2015.

EDUC 260/369 mentoring opportunity

Dear UW Student,

As you plan out your classes for Fall Quarter, we would like to invite you to join the University of Washington Dream Project! The UW Dream Project is a student-run program that assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and strives to raise awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and mobility.

We would love to have you join this fall as we continue to work with high school seniors as they write personal statements, complete college applications, prepare for the SAT/ACT and apply for scholarships. As a UW student, this should all sound familiar as you have went through this process first-hand! Your experiences are valuable, and can be used to support high school students throughout King County.

What’s in it for you?
  • Learn about educational access, mentoring strategies, and social justice.
  • 2 credits (1 credit of EDUC 260, lecture; 1 credit of EDUC 369, high school visit)
  • I&S credit for EDUC 260, Service Learning (S) credit for both EDUC 260 and 369
  • Leadership opportunities ranging from leading lectures to running events for hundreds of people
  • Eligibility for PAID part time student jobs as College & Career Readiness Assistants after 3 quarters in the Dream Project
  • Transportation to the high schools is provided!
  • FREE COFFEE every week at the earliest morning visits
  • A great way to make new friends and be part of a community within the UW!

How to register:
There are two ways to get involved. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, learn more at Schools that especially need more mentors include Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q), Chief Sealth (EDUC 369 B), HS3 (EDUC 369 J), and Renton (EDUC 369 F).

If you have any questions, please email us at or stop by the Dream Project Center in Mary Gates 274.

New student on-campus job opportunity

Marketing Communications Assistant (Student)
Environmental Health and Safety Department
Part-time (19 hours per week), July 2015 through June 2016

The Environmental Health and Safety department promotes and supports occupational and environmental health and safety for faculty, staff, and students at the UW. Our mission is to partner with our stakeholders in meeting our shared responsibility to provide a safe campus and protect our environment.

The marketing communications assistant will report to the outreach and communications specialist and work with staff in the department to improve and develop marketing communications materials that educate and engage the UW community about safety and health programs. 

        Assist with creative concept planning for campaigns and outreach efforts, working collaboratively to guide creative concepts to reality.
        Conceptualize, coordinate, and independently produce short videos promoting a campus safety culture.
        Design graphic elements for web, posters, flyers, and other promotional materials.
        Provide input and general administrative support to the website redesign steering committee.
        Assist with writing, editing, layout, and publication of departmental newsletter.
        Assist in planning and coordination of the safety fair and other campus events.
        Assist with developing presentations for the director.
        Take photos and develop and manage a departmental photo library.
        Assist with concept and planning for a departmental social media strategy.
        Participate in team meetings and discussions and take and distribute minutes as requested.

Required Qualifications:
        Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
        Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
        Familiarity with video production and editing.
        Experience developing creative concepts.
        Strong organizational skills and ability to manage deadlines.
        Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
        Interest in safety and health. 
        Previous experience working in an office environment.
        Experience designing or developing websites.
        Photography experience.

Level of Experience: Related college coursework, 1-2 years related work experience. Candidates may be asked to provide a portfolio of their work and will complete a writing evaluation during the interview process.

Salary Level: $15-20/hour DOE

Send cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to Wendy Secrist, communications and outreach specialist,