Friday, September 4, 2015

Lighting Quotations / Estimator Position Airside Solutions Inc.

ASI has an immediate opening for an experienced electrical lighting quotations / estimator person.


1. Minimum of 2 years experience is required.
2. A strong background in project management / organization.
3. Working knowledge of Windows Office programs.
4. Good communication skills.
5. Self motivated person that requires minimal supervision.
6. Ability to work in a sales team oriented environment.

Duties to include:

1. Identify and develop project opportunities.
2. Organize and share current bid schedule with sales team.
3. Order project plans / specifications.
4. Plans take off / Develop bill of material.
5. Plan holders list – contact contractors.
6. Quote project.
7. Project award follow up and coordination with sales team.
If interested, please contact Rick Lafferty.
Cell 206-295-1395

COE - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop, October 2, 2015, 12:30-2:00. EE303 - STUDENTS RSVP

TO: Seniors, First Year and beginning of Second Year Graduate Students
FROM: Mary Heusner, Director of Research, College of Engineering

SUBJ: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

*October 2,  (Fri), 12:30-2:00 p.m., EE Building Conf. Room 303

The College of Engineering invites you to an NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop for

This workshop will be an informal panel session including NSF GRFP awardees plus a recent panelist, Dr. Jim Pfaendtner, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering. There will be time for questions and answers!

·         NSF GRF due: *October 27, 2015, for Engineering, Computer & Info. Sciences & Engr,, and Materials Research.
·         Applicants should be US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents.
·         Three reference letters must be submitted electronically by November 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PST (Seattle local time) by the reference writers through the FastLane GRFP Application Module.  If three reference letters are not received by the reference letter deadline and time, the application will be returned without review.

Please see the NSF-GRFP URL below for more eligibility requirements and guidelines.

Space Remaining: Great 1-credit Research Exposed course!

nroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (General Studies 391 D, 1-credit)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty from diverse fields focus on their own cutting-edge research and how undergraduates can get involved in the knowledge-making process at this research university. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Course from the Graduate School: Engaging Oppression: Living Just Relationships

In response to the University’s Race and Equity Initiative launched by Interim President Ana Mari Cauce, the Graduate School has developed a non-sequential three quarter course series.  The Fall will focus on Oppression, Winter will center on Transgressions, and in the Spring we will dive into Microaggressions. Each course is one credit. Students may enroll in any one or more of the courses.  This series creates an important and needed space for graduate students to engage in critical inquiry and dialogue about salient and timely aspects of diversity. The flyer for the Fall course is attached below.  

To receive registration information for the Fall course please fill out this survey:

Engaging Oppression:
Living Just Relationships
Instructors: Gino Aisenberg, PhD, MSW & Adaurennaya C. Onyewuenyi, M.Ed.
Day: Wednesdays Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: School of Social Work Room 305 (University of Washington, Seattle Campus)


Reminder: 2016 Washington State Legislative Internship Program applications due in about a month

    Applications for the 2016 Washington State Legislative Internship are open now on their website!  The internship is open to ALL majors.

They will accept applications between now and October 16th.  The 2016 internship will run from January 6, 2016, through March 10, 2016. Starting this year, the Washington State Legislative Internship Program will have a Priority deadline of October 6th, and a final deadline of October 16th.

    The Legislative Internship is an amazing opportunity for students to learn about the formation of public policy at first hand while developing the sorts of transferable professional skills that employers are looking for.  On a day-to-day basis, interns are tracking legislation, attending hearings and meetings, communicating with constituents, and conducting research for state legislators.

    Additional information about the internship, about the application and other frequently asked questions can be found on their website:

Feel free to contact the internship coordinators in Olympia (Paula Rehwaldt and Emily McCartan) at:

    If you have questions about the internship, applications, or how the credits will count at the University of Washington, feel free to contact me or set up an appointment through the Political Science Advising Appointment Calendar (  I would be glad to talk through the application process with any interested student from any department.  Don't let this amazing opportunity slip by before you graduate.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mindfulness for Healthy Living Group in Hall Health

GROUP: Mindfulness for Healthy Living
Location: Hall Health Center
Start date: October 15 – December 10
Time: Thursdays, 1:00- 2:30 p.m.
Frequency/duration: Weekly, 8-week series
**Insurance accepted**
Here is to how to refer to the group:
If someone is interested in group, please have them contact either Ryli Webster or Carey DeMartini by phone at 206-543-5030 or e-mail at OR
Group screening is required prior to attendance.
Here is more information about the group:
·         Develop awareness of stressors and emotions and learn new ways to respond rather than react to them.
·         Learn how to tolerate discomfort and practice skills for relating to challenging emotional and physical experiences.
·         Engage a mindful approach toward yourself and your experiences and learn tools that support healthy living.
·         Experience greater self-compassion, health and overall well-being.

Target audience:
·         For people who are interested in learning tools to manage life stressors and improve life balance

·         For people who want to change maladaptive behavior patterns and are living with issues related to stress, anxiety, physical health, substance use, sleep, eating and compulsive behaviors.

This group draws from several evidence-based mindfulness approaches, such as Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), self-directed neuroplasticity, and yoga.

Group content:
Group sessions will focus primarily on mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices aimed at learning and practicing skills for healthy everyday living.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Globally-Minded Leaders Wanted- volunteer as a FIUTS Facilitator

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)
Become a FIUTS Facilitator and boost your resume while making friends from around the World!
FIUTS is an independent non-profit organization that provides cross-cultural leadership and social events for UW’s international and globally-minded domestic students. The time commitment is flexible in that facilitators can choose when and how often they facilitate. FIUTS depends on the generosity and passion of our volunteers to help accomplish our goals. Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn intercultural leadership skills and make new friends.
As a FIUTS facilitator, you will receive cross-cultural leadership training and gain valuable volunteer experience leading programs and events including UW International Student Orientation in September, when you can help welcome more than 2,000 new students from around the world to the UW and Seattle! Facilitators also have the opportunity to participate in year-round activities such as K-12 Education Outreach, Events and Activities, and more.
Volunteer opportunities are open to current UW students- local, international, undergrads, grads, scholars & ELP students. Facilitators need to complete a short application and attend one of our regularly scheduled New Facilitator Orientations.
For more information, visit our website at, or contact us at / HUB 206.

Open Soon!! - Zappos 2016 Summer Internship Application Window

I just wanted to reach out to let you know that we will be opening up our 2016 summer application window from Friday, September 4th, 2015 - Friday, September 18th, 2015. We would love for your students to apply for these positions. If you'd like to share this exciting opportunity to your students simply have them visit us at and apply after September 4th!
We have internships in the following areas: 
•             Software Engineering
•             Mobile Development (iOS, Android, Back End & Front End)
•             Web Analytics & Advanced Analytics
•             User Experience & User Research
•             Information Security
•             Recruiting
•             Merchandising Assistant & Merchandise Planning
•             Graphic Design
•             Brand Marketing, Search Marketing & Public Relations
•             Financial Planning & Non-Trade Purchasing
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you and having your students apply for our summer internships!

Here is a fun video to share about our internships:

Here is a video that gives what it is like during our intern onsite interviews:

APIASF Scholarship Applications Available Now

The APIASF General Scholarship and the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program applications are now available!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or 877.808.7032.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Nanophotonics

Nano­Optoelectronic Integrated System Engineering (NOISE) Lab is looking for bright and highly motivated undergraduate research assistants to aid in our research in nanophotonics. Undergraduates who demonstrate ample ability and dedication will have the opportunity to earn credit for working in the lab. There is also the potential for undergraduate research assistants to become paid members of the research team. Currently available projects are:

Monte Carlo Modeling of Light Transport through Human Tissue:

Job Description:
Noninvasive diagnostics are highly desirable as they minimize damage done during the operation/procedure. Using light as a diagnostic tool is very valuable for this reason, but the complex nature of how light scatters has prevented scientists from realizing such a diagnostic. A student who is hired under this position will use and expand upon existing code in C and Matlab to further understand how light is scattered through biological tissue by using Monte­Carlo methods.

-       10+ hours a week in lab.
-       Attend group meetings.

-       Previous programming experience.
-     C/C++ programming preferred.
-       Phys 123.
-       Math 308.
-       Math 307.
-       G.P.A. 3.0+, but 3.5+ strongly preferred

2D Material Enabled Nanophotonic Devices:

Job Description:
A student hired under this position will work closely with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on optoelectronic devices from nanophotonic resonators and a new class of materials that are a single atom thick 2D materials. The art of finding 2D materials is difficult and time consuming, but the rewards are great as these materials have unique properties that allow for nanowatt L.E.D.s, broadband absorption, amongst many other unique features. Students working under this position will be an active member of building new and exciting optoelectronic devices including .

-       10+ hours a week in lab.
-       Attend group meetings.

-       Completion of at least two quarters of introductory STEM coursework.
­     G.P.A. 3.0+

Inverse Electromagnetic Design:

Job Description:
Nanophotonic resonators are devices that confine light for a long period of time in a specified region that can be on the order of a wavelength of light. These devices are nontrivial to design with the best method being a direct simulation using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) solver which explicitly solves Maxwell's equations at each time step, which is time consuming and requires expensive hardware to solve large systems in a reasonable amount of time. Arka's colleague made significant progress towards a method of specifying the desired field profile and solving for the resonator structure that produces the specified field. We would like to continue this research, but we first must replicate the results already demonstrated. An undergraduate hired for this position will work closely with one of the lab's graduate students to reproduce the published results.

-       10+ hours a week in lab.
-       Attend group meetings.

-       Previous programming experience.
-       Math 308, or other linear algebra course.
-       Math 307, or other differential equations course.
-       Phys 123.
-       G.P.A. 3.0+, but G.P.A. 3.5+ strongly prefered.

If you are interested in applying to work in our lab please contact Arka at with your CV and transcript. You can learn more about our research group at: