Friday, September 18, 2015

Join the Quest - Dawg Daze Enviro-Quest 2015!!

You’re Invited
Dawg Daze Enviro-Quest 2015

Your mission: Get out & explore UW’s campus! Discover some of UW’s best kept enviro-secrets, learn about environmental programs at UW, and meet students with similar interests during Enviro-Quest – the photo scavenger hunt that will take you to the depths of the ocean and into outer space….or at least to the departments that study these things!

Join the adventure on Facebook to get your first quest on Thursday, September 24. Save the date: Prizes will be awarded at an ice cream social after the final challenge on Monday, September 28 at 2 pm.

Begins: Thursday, September 24-  9am
Ends: Monday, September 28 – 3pm

Questions? Join the conversation in our Facebook group!

Graduate student job opening: Honors Program admissions readers

The Honors Program is once again seeking to hire two graduate students for graduate student service appointments during Winter Quarter 2016. These positions offer a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate freshmen applications to the Honors Program for Autumn Quarter 2016. 

We would appreciate your assistance in spreading the word about this opportunity - it is an excellent chance for graduate students interested in higher education to learn more about the evaluation process.   

The University Honors Program is an innovative and collaborative community engaged in rigorous interdisciplinary exploration. Students can pursue Honors as a general education track, as an in-depth program within their majors, or as a combination of the two. They may apply as new freshmen, at the end of their first year, or once they've selected a major. We prepare our students to ask and answer bold questions about the challenges facing our ever-changing world. Our students participate in small classes with faculty from across campus and work across the university, challenging themselves and each other to take intellectual risks and commit to conscious global citizenship. 

A detailed position description can be found on the UW Hires System under Requisition #: 124978 - please note that it closes on 10/9/2015. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

DAWGMA: A New Undergraduate Synthetic Biology Group

The future is here, and being a student in DAWGMA means shaping it. Why? Because DAWGMA students get to build new strains of microorganisms that can do new and useful tasks, which means near limitless possibilities! From colonizing Mars to curing cancer, programming microorganisms means programming the future. If you want to break out of traditional coursework and learn to build entirely new life forms, join DAWGMA. We are sponsored by the Klavins Lab and DAWGMA students will get to use Aquarium, a programmable, semi-automated molecular biology workflow that uses cutting edge techniques and instrumentation, instead of the traditional lab work. The only prerequisite is a strong interest in synthetic biology. Undergraduates at all levels, including freshmen, and students from all disciplines including engineering and biology, are encouraged to check out DAWGMA. For more information and to apply, visit

Facebook Infrastructure Tech Talk

Tuesday, October 13th
4:30 – 6:00pm
303 Elec. Engr. Bldg

Come learn more about how Facebook’s Infrastructure Engineering teams manage traffic and data for almost 1.5 billion users and growing! We will have Kevin Lin, from the Performance and Capacity Engineering team, discussing the exciting challenges they’re faced with and how you can help us in our mission to make the world more open and connected.

Open to all Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering students.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

HCDE 411 - Information Visualization open to non-majors

Students don’t need to have taken the prerequisites, but they should have coursework or equivalent experience in programming OR visual design. Anyone interested in data science should find this class particularly useful since the focus will be on visualization of large data sets. The course will be project-based, so students can focus on their own research projects.

HCDE 411 - Information Visualization
Autumn 2015
MW 11:30-1:20
Prof. Cecilia Aragon
Recent advances in computation, data management, and sensors are leading our society to generate an ever-increasing flood of digital information. Submerged within the data deluge lies a wealth of information that is potentially valuable to businesses, governments, scientists, and all human communities. In order for data to be of use to humans, we need to understand how to explore and communicate this information effectively so that humans can make sense of and draw valuable insights from the data around us. The visual system is the highest bandwidth channel into the human brain.
The goal of information visualization is the unveiling of the underlying structure of large data sets using visual representations that utilize the powerful processing capabilities of the human visual perceptual system.
This course covers the key design principles and techniques used in visualizing information, together with the perceptual principles that support them. It is structured to provide both concrete experience with real data and tools as well as a broad overview of the rich world of information visualization. Students will learn both how to design and how to explore, analyze, implement, and evaluate.
The following topics will be included: The design and presentation of digital information. Use of graphics, animation, visualization software, and hypermedia in presenting information to the user. Vision and perception. Methods of presenting complex information to enhance comprehension and analysis. Scientific visualization. Visual analytics. Incorporation of visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces.
Students will be required to do reading assignments, perform in-class exercises in design and analysis, participate in online and in-class discussions, and complete several visualization assignments and a group project that will consist either of creating or enhancing a visualization system or technique over a large data set of the students' choice. Projects will be interdisciplinary in nature and in most cases will involve programming, visualization design, and user interface design. Students will be expected to write up the results of the project in the form of a final paper. Advanced students may conduct original research or focus on data visualization in any scientific, business, or other domain with the instructor's permission. There will be no final exam.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the basic data types and effective visual mappings
  • Describe the key design guidelines and techniques used for the visual display of information, including their relationship to human perception
  • Apply fundamental data visualization techniques and theoretical principles to real-world problems
  • Critically analyze the design and presentation of digital information
  • Design static and interactive visualizations to effectively present information to users and/or to enable data exploration, using real data and a human-centered process
  • Incorporate visualization techniques into human-computer interfaces
Interested students should contact Alex Llapitan, for an add code.

Secure your spot in NSA's CyberSprint

Shut down a simulated security threat in our cyber competition

This fall, you have a chance to pit your critical thinking and technical skills against top students and recent grads across the country.

As the federal agency charged with foreign signals intelligence and information assurance, the National Security Agency (NSA) invites you to try out for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint, a challenge that asks you to solve a simulated security threat within 72 hours.

First, you'll need to complete a skills assessment to see if you have what it takes to solve difficult problems. Students can participate anytime between Oct. 28 and Nov. 2, but you will have only 8 hours to complete the assessment from initial login.

Registration is limited and goes live Tuesday, Sept. 29, so save the date and watch for further instructions via email!

Only the top 300 competitors will be invited to move on to the virtual CyberSprint, which will take place between Nov. 9 and 19.

If you’re one of the winners, NSA will recognize you and your school ... and take a serious look at your resume, if you’re interested in NSA as a career option.*

Extraordinary Work
NSA is the place where extraordinary people do extraordinary work. Check out for a more in-depth look at our exciting career and student opportunities.

*U.S. citizenship required for employment

Don't Miss the 2015 Women In Computing Summit

2015 Women in Computing Summit


1 October 2015
Oracle Auditorium
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Join your peers at this professional development event and watch dynamic speakers light up the stage. Get the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in computing technology, meet other women in computing, have an opportunity to hear from panelists on career options and network with others during the evening reception.

The 2015 Women in Computing Summit offers you and your team:
  • A wide range of topics including Cybersecurity, Internet of Things Network Virtualization, Machine Learning, Linux Development, and so much more
  • Expert insight and hands on experience from top female technology leaders at the top technology companies - Oracle, Cisco, Ericssion, Nividia, Qualcomm, IBM, and Intel
  • A panel discussion on Career Path Choices with:
    • Genevieve Breed, Architecture Manager, NVIDIA
    • Leslie Summerfield, Human Resources Director, Ericsson
  • Access to top thought leaders to help you enhance your competitive position
This global summit gives you the opportunity to learn and network with other professionals who share your interests.

Register today for the deeply discounted rate of US $30 (IEEE members, US $25). Registration includes, countless opportunities to engage with speakers, participants and fellow attendees. Lunch will be provided with a networking reception immediately following.

Interested in getting more involved through sponsorship please contact Nita Patel at

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Check Out Career Opportunities at Kaiser Permanente

Here at Kaiser Permanente, powerful technology and business expertise come together to support the Total Health of millions. This is how our employees make a difference, and this is how you’ll realize your potential in an internship or career with us. Get a head start on your success, powered by one of the nation's leading not-for-profit health plans.  


Whether in an internship or career with us, you’ll gain experience and hone your expertise working on projects and assignments that have real impact. You’ll be challenged to think freely, question thoroughly, and explore deeply as you take on everything from analyzing financial software and developing marketing strategies, to designing mobile apps. You’ll help patient care and forge lasting relationships across our organization.

Do you have a background in accounting, communications, finance, IT, marketing or a health care related field? Are you passionate about driving the future of health care? Lay the groundwork for a dynamic future.

Explore internships or careers with us. And be sure to mention that AfterCollege informed you about these opportunities!

Would you like to receive future updates on events and opportunities at Kaiser Permanente? Join our University Talent Network.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Earn your Master's Degree & a Career with Sandia National Laboratories

Hello from Sandia National Laboratories!
Are you finishing up your undergrad degree in CS, CE, Cybersecurity, EE, ME or Mathematics and planning to enroll in a Master's program next fall?If you have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and are interested in a career in national security, then check out Sandia National Labs Critical Skills Master's Program, or our Master's Fellowship Program for underrepresented minorities.
Positions are available at our Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA (Bay Area) locations. If selected for one of these prestigious programs, you will be hired by Sandia and enter graduate school full time to pursue your technical discipline master’s degree. Sandia pays for your tuition and a stipend while in school. Following degree completion, you return to Sandia and start your life changing science or engineering career.
About Us:
Sandia does national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering.
And what we do matters. Our technologies—which make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, and even boost the competitiveness of U.S. industry—can truly change the world.
That’s why we can offer you a career that has the power to change your life. Working here, you’ll join some of the top minds in the country in solving difficult challenges in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cyber security.
In addition to working at the forefront of technology on problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.
Take your chance to change the world—and experience the changes in your life.
Sound interesting? Please apply online at Under “Job Family”, select “Special Degree Program” or do a keyword search using CSMP or MFP.
If this is not the right program for you, check out our regular positions, internships and post doc jobs at Feel free to pass this along to your colleagues and friends.
Sandia National Laboratories
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

Monday, September 14, 2015

CSNE Hackathon 2015 Applications Open!

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) Hackathon 2015 application is now open!

The hackathon will take place November 6 - 9, 2015 in Seattle, WA (airfare, hotel, food provided).

Read below for details.


What if you could ... design a neural engineering educational demo that's been used by thousands of people across the country and featured on BBC's "Click"?

What if you could ... win a neural engineering tech design competition that sets you on a course to create a start up company?

This could be your story, with a different ending, if you join us for the Second Annual Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) Hackathon.

What is the CSNE Hackathon?
The CSNE Hackathon is a weekend-long event where teams of students work together to apply principles of sensorimotor neural engineering to create novel technology on an accelerated time scale.

Each team will be provided with an array of technologies and their own PC to work on the project. At the conclusion of the Hackathon, teams will present their project prototypes to a panel of judges and members of the CSNE community.

Who can attend the Hackathon?
We want students from each CSNE institution to participate in the Hackathon. If you've received this e-mail, you are eligible to apply!

Airfare, hotel, and food will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet other CSNE students and learn new skills, all while hacking together new devices.

When and where?
The Hackathon will take place at the CSNE headquarters on the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

Participants will arrive in the early afternoon on Friday, November 6th, and leave late morning on Monday, November 9th.

Apply here!
Applications are due Friday, September 25th.

Contact Nile Wilson at nilew(at)uw(dot)edu

Boeing Distinguished Colloquia in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Mathematics is pleased to host this series of colloquium lectures, funded in part by a generous gift from the Boeing Company. This series will bring to campus prominent applied mathematicians from around the world.

The talks should be of general interest to researchers and students in the mathematical sciences and related fields. All are welcome to attend. There will be three talks in this series each quarter, on Thursday afternoons at 4:00pm.
You can see up-to-date news on the talks, previous talks, and the rooms in which the talks will be occurring in, here:

During Autumn Quarter 2015, the colloquia will take place in Smith Hall, Room 205.

[Honda Webinar - October 18th] for ALL engineering students studying abroad! [Honda Recruiting Event in Ohio, US]


This time, the recruiting event will be held in the Ohio office of Honda North America. Together with recruiting activities, 
"a special facility tour will also be arranged to deepen the participants' understanding of Honda's working atomosphere.
A pre-screening will be held and for the participants seleted, transportation/Accommodation/Meals are FREE."
(Further details will be informed in the Webinar, on October 18th)

Here is a message from Honda, to all the potential applicants.

[Honda’s message]
※Again this going to be a Honda’s recruiting for its Japan head office, the flier appeared in the URL above
is only in Japanese.

The recruiting event in Ohio is currently scheduled on November 13th-14th, before which a live Webinar will be held on October 18th.
Engineers who are leading the Honda researches and developments will join you for the Webinar, discussing with you on the following
 ー Current Honda and its vision for the future.
 -The challenge of R&D at the front
 -Details of Honda US Recruiting/Screening Sessions (in Ohio)
You can participate in the Webinar through your PC at home, and ask questions online since it is live streaming.

If you are interested, please REGISTER NOW through the URL below. And more details will be sent after the registration.
(If you are unable to join the Webinar on the day, you can inform us at the registration page.)

 -Students of engineering majors, and enrolled in overseas universities or graduate schools
*Mechanical engineering/Electrical engineering/Electronics/Information engineering majors are all welcomed
 -'Students who are able to join the company between April 1st and October 1st, 2016.
*Sophomore and Junior, who are unable to join the company during the period above, are still eligible to join the Webinar.
 -'Students whose Japanese proficiency level is at least business level or better than it.
*The Webinar and Recruiting Event will be conducted in Japanese only.

[Dates for Webinar]
US West Coast (PST): Sunday, October 18th | 6:00 p.m. -
US East Coast (EST): Sunday, October 18th | 9:00 p.m. -
Japan time: Monday, October 19th, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - An hour long
*Starting time is subject to change, depending on the area.

[How to register]
Please register through the URL below.
We will inform you of the URL for watching the Webinar and the details of the event later.
The registration deadline: October 17th (all day in US time)

[Honda Recruiting Event in Ohio, US schedule] 
 -September 7th | Registration begins
 -October 18th | Webinar 
 ーOctober 25th | Application deadline for Recruiting Event in Ohio
 -November 13th-14th | Recruiting event in Ohio
    Day 1: Facility tour in Honda R&D Americas, Inc. 
    Day 2: Recruiting interviews
*Honda will cover the Transportation/Accommodation/Meals fees during the event
*Result of the interviews will be notified within a week after the event

We believe the Honda recruiting event in Ohio will be a big step in your future career as an engineering student, and it will also be 
a great chance to see the cutting edge manufacturing at Honda.

To catch this chance, you need only to register through the URL below!
[Registration URL]

If you have any questions or need further clarifications, please feel free to contact Lighthouse Global Inc. at

Person in charge: Kosaku Sakae (Lighthouse Global)

We all look forward to your registration & participation!

Fall Quarter 2015 Groups at Hall Health - DBT Skills; Procrastination/Perfectionism; Mindfulness for Anxiety; Mindfulness for Beginners; Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up; Overcoming Social Challenges; Sober Support Group; Mindfulness for Healthy Living

Hall Health Mental Health

Fall Quarter Groups 2015

1. DBT Skills Group: (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group). Mondays from 1:30-3:00 pm. Starting Monday, October 5, 2015. Ten weeks. Learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions. Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers. Co-facilitated by Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) and Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC (543-3213).

2. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections - Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 9:30 am to 11:20 am. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at .

3. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting October 13, 2015. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact co-facilitators Carey DeMartini, at, or Chia-Wen Moon at

4.    Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Two sections – Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00 starting October 20, 2015; and Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 am starting October 21, 2015.  Eight weeks.  Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress.  No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.  To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4.  For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941;

5.    Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon  to 1:00 pm.  Starting October 14, 2015 and October 15, 2015 respectively.  Ongoing.  For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4. 
6.  Overcoming Social Challenges: Wednesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Starting September 30, 2015.  If you're interested in the group or have questions, please contact one of the co-facilitators: Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) or Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941.
7. Sober Support Group: Fridays 3:00 to 4:30 pm.  Starting October 23, 2015. This is a therapy group for people who want support maintaining their recovery from alcohol and drugs.  If you're interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group facilitator, Rachel Gerken, LMHC, at or call 206-543-5030, option #4.
8. Mindfulness for Healthy Living Group: Thursdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Starting October 15, 2015. This is a therapy group for people who want to change maladaptive behavior patterns and/or learn to manage stressors and improve life balance. The focus will be primarily on mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices aimed at learning and practicing skills for healthy everyday living. If you're interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group co-facilitators, Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW, at or Carey DeMartini, at or call 206-543-5030, option #4.

Cost of all groups: $57 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.
Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.
Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.
Go to for more information about our groups.