Friday, October 2, 2015

Boeing On-Campus Interviews October 12 &13

Boeing will be interviewing for a select number of summer 2016 internships and entry level jobs. Visit to search for the requisition and apply for these positions:

Paid Internships Summer 2016
Req: 1500028193

Entry-level Jobs
Req: 1500028204

Resumes will be accepted through Tuesday, October 6. If you miss the deadline, you can visit us at the Boeing Hiring Event on Oct 6 or the Electrical Engineering Career Fair on Oct 8. Check out hundreds of additional internships and entry level jobs now available across Boeing at
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Mary Gates Scholarships - applications now accepted!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  

Information Sessions (select one):
Monday, Oct. 5 at 2:30-3:20 PM and 3:30-4:20 PM, in MGH 258
Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10:30-11:20 AM and 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM, in MGH 171
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1:30-2:20 PM and 2:30-3:20 PM, in MGH 258
Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:00-11:50 AM in MGH 171
Leadership Application Workshop:
Monday, Oct. 12 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171  RSVP
(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Research Application Workshops (select one):
Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 258  RSVP
Monday, Oct. 19 at 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP
(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Leadership Deadline: October 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline: October 26 at 5:00 p.m.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website, Email with any questions.


Translate Research @the Commons
Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, October 30th, 5 pm
Event Date: Thursday, November 19th, 4 pm - 6 pm, Research Commons, UW Seattle

Grads and Professional Students!  Looking for opportunities to present your research? Need feedback on your presentation style? Submit a proposal for a 5-minute TED-style talk and join us this fall for the first event of the 2015-2016 Scholars' Studio series!

We're seeking proposals for the theme: TRANSLATE. Need ideas? Think language, accessibility, community-building, mediation, conversion, gene transcription, computer programming, interpretation, public scholarship, mechanical movement, communication, accuracy, slippage, technologies and outcomes, and interdisciplinarity.

Sponsored by the UW Libraries Research Commons and Core Programs in the Graduate School.

Submit a proposal:

Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, is seeking the next generation of scientists and engineers for its 2016 Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. Pauling Fellows will be actively mentored by internationally recognized scientists and equipped with the resources to carry out a research program of their own design. They will have opportunities to   contribute to research efforts that advance scientific frontiers and solve pressing challenges for the nation.
Applications for 2016 appointments will be accepted August 1 -­‐ December 1, 2015
Log on to for more information and learn how to apply.

The 2016 ONR NREIP Application is Open!

The Office of Naval Research's Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program application is now open.
If you are still an undergraduate or graduate student you are eligible to apply. You can open an application at the NREIP website
The deadline for the application, transcripts and letters of recommendation is:
October 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST
If you have any questions you can email us at or call us at (202)649-3833.

Oct 15-17: Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human: Genetics and Synthetic Biology

Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human: Genetics and Synthetic Biology

October 15, 16, 17 & 18 
Ethnic Cultural Theatre, 3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE

Four plays examining the impact of genetics and synthetic biology on what it means to be human - each created by a playwright/scientist team. Each evening includes staged readings of all four plays, followed by scientist-led conversation that explores the questions and issues raised by the plays.

"Editors" by Holly Arsenault, directed by Susanna Burney and advised by Andrew Scharenberg (UW Immunology)
"Nature's Frivolity" by Kelly Mak, directed by Roy Arauz and advised by Eric Klavins (UW EE)
"Anomie" by Courtney Meaker, directed by Teresa Thuman and advised by Rob Carlson (Bioeconomy Capital)
"Solace" by Bryan Willis, directed by Tyrone Brown and advised by Jennifer Nemhauser (UW Biology)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10 general; $5 students, seniors, TPS
ASL interpreted performance, Saturday, October 17th.

Fall Career Center Workshops for Graduate Students

The Career Center
University of Washington
134 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352810, Seattle, WA 98195

How to Find a Job in Industry for Science & Engineering PhDs
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, PAA A110
From medical device companies to research institutes, what are the strategies that will help you land a job? In this workshop we will cover effective job search strategies and industry-specific resources. Attendees will leave with customized job search plans and the know-how to get started looking for jobs. This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs. No registration required. A similar workshop for humanities and social science PhDs is scheduled for Spring 2016.

Academic Careers: Interviews
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, CMU 230
Interviewing skills are essential for landing a faculty job. Academic interviews are different than other types of interviews. Come learn about faculty interviewing basics, tips for handling different types of interview scenarios, and suggestions for interview follow-up. Participants will also have time to begin crafting interview answers to common questions. No registration required.

Academic Careers: Job Talks
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, THO 134
The job talk, also known as the research presentation, is a very important part of the faculty interview process. Advanced preparation is a must to avoid unnecessary scrambling after you're invited to interview. Come learn the what, why, who, and how of effective job talks. No registration required.

Mapping Past Experiences for Future Career Ideas
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Location TBD
Considering alternative career options? Wondering how to generate some new career ideas? In this workshop we will use a mind-mapping tool to explore possibilities, identify themes and plan next steps. Bring a pen/pencil. All other materials provided and zero artistic ability needed. This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs. No registration required.

Identifying Transferable Skills from PhD Work
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Location TBD
PhD work yields lots of "transferable" skills-skills that apply to jobs outside of academia. If you ever wonder "so what are my transferable skills and how do I apply them?" join us for this workshop. We will be mining PhD work (research, teaching, administrative service, etc.) to isolate transferable skills and gathering evidence to support them. You'll have an opportunity to cross-check your skills with actual job postings and leave with a personalized list of your transferable skills. This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs. No registration required.

Building a Sustainable Career Exploration Plan
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Location TBD
Think you should be exploring career options but really don't have much/any time to do it? Join us for a workshop in building and executing a sustainable career exploration plan-one that leaves open the door for real life stuff. We'll cover shrinking down career decisions, adding fun, and anticipating ups and downs when exploring career options. You will also receive specific career exploration resources and tools. This workshop is targeted to graduate students and postdocs. No registration required.

Internship w/ the Queer Student Commission, Queer Health Fair and more!


Interested in Social Justice issues?
Interested in getting involved in the Queer and Trans* community on campus?

Apply to be an intern with the Queer Student Commission!

For more information and the application visit 



Q Welcome Luncheon
HUB Lyceum (HUB 160)
Friday, October 2nd @ 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Queer Health Fair
The Quad
Saturday, October 3rd @ 11:00am - 2:00pm

National Coming Out Day Open Mic
The Q Center (HUB 315)
Monday, October 12th @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Summary of Events

Q Welcome Luncheon:
Lesbian? Gay? Bisexual? Straight-ish? Trans*? Queer? Two-Spirit? Questioning? No labels needed? Excited about starting school? Us too!
Come to the HUB to be welcomed and celebrated! We are kicking off the new year with a luncheon featuring free food, great speakers, a resource fair, and lots of fun for all! Community, alumni, faculty, and staff are welcome to come support our new and returning students at this annual luncheon. Be there for all or part of the fun!

Queer Health Fair:
We're inviting Seattle-wide queer, trans, low-income, and disability friendly organizations for our Queer Health Fair! They'll be here to hook you up with resources, answer your questions, tell you what they do, and help you navigate the health care system. 

National Coming Out Day Open Mic
Come by the Q Center to celebrate National Coming Out day with an Open Mic! Feel free to bring prepared poetry or just come and perform on the fly! All sorts of art welcome, be that spoken word, music or an interpretive dance!



Please come scent free to these events! That means holding back on the scented perfume, deodorant, sprays, hair products, lotion, and laundry detergent right before the events. For more info on how to be scent free, check out:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Join OSA UW Student Chapter

Propel research. Stay current.
Amplify your career.

October 9th, 1:00 p.m., EEB 303
We look forward to your participation!
Free Pizza! Both grads and undergrads are welcome!

Lab tours, industry connections, outdoor activities with nerds and more!

Visit for more information.

Boeing Recruiting Event October 6th

Build something better.

Join Boeing and be part of a diverse team that does amazing things. At Boeing, our employees share a relentless passion to always set new and higher standards in everything we do. Join us to learn more about how you can play a role in shaping the future of aerospace.

Boeing Engineering Hiring Event
All UW engineering students are encouraged to attend. Please bring your resume.

Location: HUB 145
Date: Tuesday, October 6
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

2015 Government Career Fair - October 27th, Mary Gates Hall, Commons, 2-5pm

We hope you had a fun summer and are recharged for the fall quarter! Are you interested in gaining a career opportunity working in a government setting? Don’t miss the Government Career Fair sponsored by the Career Center.  This event is a great opportunity to interact and connect with government employers looking to recruit Huskies for part-time, full-time and internship opportunities. Bring your resumes, dress to impress, and come join us for this fun event!

Government Career Fair
Tuesday, October 27th, 2-5pm
Mary Gates Hall, Commons
Open to all students and alumni from all 3 campuses
Please click here for a list of attending employers

Questions? Please email or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you in Mary Gates Hall on October 27th!

Also, don’t forget to check out other upcoming fall quarter workshops and events at the Career Center by visiting our online calendar at

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Internships @ Physio-Control

Physio-Control is the world’s leading provider of emergency medical response solutions
for professionals and lay responders. Physio-Control Team Members are part of a unique
group who not only love what they do, but why they do it. Our Team is comprised of talented
individuals who have purpose, creativity and passion, and we are proud to lead the industry
dedicated to saving and extending lives around the globe.
The Physio-Control Internship Program provides paid positions to gain valuable, real world experience.
Engage in purposeful and dynamic projects to further your education. Enjoy exciting
opportunities to network with industry professionals, improve your presentation and strategic
decision-making skills and have fun at Team Member events with your fellow interns.
University of Washington Next Steps

On-Campus Events:
  • Business Career Fair – Monday, 10/12/15, 2:00-6:00 PM (HUB Ballrooms)
  • Physio-Control Information Session – Wednesday, 10/14/15, 5:30-6:30 PM
  • (Mary Gates Hall 134), dinner provided
  • Science & Engineering Career Fair – Wednesday, 10/28/15, 12:00-5:00 PM
  • (HUB Ballrooms)
  • On-Campus Interviews – Tuesday, 11/3/15 (register through the career center)

Apply Online:
Internship positions and project descriptions are posted on HuskyJobs. Please be sure to
check regularly and apply.

Paid Summer
Internship Opportunities
Physio-Control is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity in the workforce.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management

  • Biomedical
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial
Minimum requirements
The qualified candidate will be working towards a BS or BA in a Business, Engineering or other related field. The minimum GPA is 3.0 and relevant academic projects and/or internship experience is helpful.

*NEW* course: Health Innovation Practicum

Health Innovation Practicum
Autumn 2015 (ENTRE 579/490)
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:20 p.m., Paccar Hall Room # 490
Instructors: Emer Dooley & Sam Browd,
Course description: The goal of this seminar is to help students innovate and create solutions to the toughest health challenges we face –on a domestic or global scale. Students will form cross-disciplinary teams around project concepts chosen by the class and present the team’s solutions to classmates and a panel of expert judges who will score the presentations. Although not required, teams are invited and encouraged to go beyond the class to compete in the 2015 Health Innovation Challenge.
2015-16 Dates and Deadlines
Health Innovation Practicum | Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm, Fall Quarter
Gain knowledge of current healthcare systems local to global, and hear from successful innovators.
Team Formation Nights | Wed, October 28, 5:30-7:00pm, & Wed, December 2, 5:30-7:00pm, Location TBD
Meet students from diverse majors and form interdisciplinary teams.
Panel of Past Competition Participants | Thu, November 19, 5:30-7:30pm, Location TBD
Hear from participants from past Challenges and see how far they’ve come.
Prototype Funding Application | Applications due Mon, December 14
Funds are available for demonstration models or simulations that will help you showcase your idea.
Business Plan Practicum | Thursdays, 6:00-7:50pm, Winter Quarter
Speakers and resources that will help you understand how to build a business plan. Great preparation for the HIC!
Workshop | Thu, January 28 4:30-5:30pm
“Take Your Innovation to the Next Step,” Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Director, Buerk Center.
Mentor Connect Office Hours | January- February
Meet 1-on-1 with industry experts from technology, legal, marketing, and financial disciplines.
Team Registration | Fri, Jan 22 – Tue, Feb 1
Teams open their accounts and provide preliminary information.
Screening Round | Sun, Feb 7, midnight
Submit a 5-7 page business summary for the official entry into the HIC. Judges notify teams Yes/No by Feb 17.
Pitch Workshop | Date & Location TBD
Attendance is mandatory for all teams in the Seattle area.
1-Page Business Summary Due | Sun, Feb 28, midnight
Summaries sent to every judge before the day of the Challenge so they can decide which demos to visit.
HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE | Thu, Mar 3, 9:00am-5:00pm
Teams set up demos/simulations in the morning and pitch to a room full of judges early afternoon. Reception follows.

TA Position(s), Autumn 2015 (Applications Due Tomorrow)

OPEN TA POSITIONS (Graduate Courses)


The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics has four open TA positions for in graduate-level classes for Autumn 2015. These are "full" (0.5 FTE) appointment that provide a monthly salary, health insurance, and a tuition waiver. Likely duties include:
  • Course website maintenance,
  • Developing Homework Solutions,
  • Grading Homework,
  • Grading Exams
  • Holding Office Hours,
  • Attendance may be expected.
TAs are needed for the following classes:

A A 510, Mathematical Foundations of Systems Theory
A strong TA candidate will have taken the course (or a comparable course) and received a strong grade and/or demonstrated advanced proficiency in linear algebra.

A A 503, Continuum Mechanics

A strong TA candidate will have taken the course (or a comparable course) and received a strong grade. Other highly relevant experience may be considered in lieu of specific coursework.

A E 501 Analytical Methods for Aerospace Engineering

AE 501 is an evening course that meets once per week (Monday, 6pm) and will require interaction with part-time, professional students via distance learning tools. TA duties will likely include some evening and weekend effort.

A strong TA candidate will have graduate-level experience in vector calculus, optimization, MatLab, Mathmatica, and overall proficiency in analytical tools/methods used in aerospace engineering.

A E 549, Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering: Structures
"Structural Vibration"
AE 549 is an evening course that meets once per week (Wed, 6pm) and will require interaction with part-time, professional students via distance learning tools. TA duties will likely include some evening and weekend effort.

A strong TA candidate will have graduate-level experience in structural dynamics of discrete and continuous systems. Previous coursework, with a strong grade, in AA 553, AA 554, and/or AA 540 would be desirable.

These positions are now open and will be open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit an application by 5PM on THURSDAY, 10/1 (tomorrow). Applications should include a summary of your relevant coursework (and grades), summary of previous teaching experience, and a very brief overview (100 words) of your goals/vision for being an effective TA.

When submitting an application, please specify which course(s) you wish to be considered for. Application via email to my attention (

Undergraduate scholarship information sessions & workshops

Scholarships 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships

Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships. RSVP to attend at
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

Scholarships 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships

This session provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. It will include information on discipline specific scholarships, national funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications. RSVP to attend at
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop

Develop your undergraduate CV for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae ("CV" or "vitae") is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement.
Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at
  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

Personal Statement Writing Workshop

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at
  • Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshop

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters. RSVP to attend at
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
  • Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, MGH 171

Science and Engineering Business Association Annual Kickoff BBQ

PAID Local Service Fellowships for Undergrads through the UW Carlson Center


The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will “hire” three Fellows to work with three local non-profits during Winter and Spring quarters. 

The host sites for 2016 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

      Asian Counseling and Referral Service // Civic Engagement Fellow (Engaging the API Community)
      Puentes  // Community Mobilization Fellow (Ending Migrant Detention)
      Solid Ground // Advisory Council Fellow (Racial and Economic Justice)

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit for a minimum of 10 hours per week from January-June 2016 and will receive a $2,500 stipend to help make their investment of time and effort in Fellowship activities more feasible.  In addition to their work with their host site, and to deepen their professional, leadership and personal capacities, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

      Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter (“GEN ST 348: Critical Perspectives on Service and Community Engagement”) 
      Engage in structured activities and ongoing reflection about their goals, personal strengths, leadership practice, and professional development; regular coaching sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to track progress and growth throughout the Fellowship -- and will work to integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.
      A series of community events.

Brief descriptions of the three 2016 Fellowship opportunities are below, and outlined in the attached flyer.  For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship program and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website:   

Applications are due to by Monday, October 19 at 5:00 PM.

Questions?  Contact Talya Gillman in the Carlson Center, 206.616.2885 or!

2016 Carlson Civic Fellowship Positions
Civic Engagement Fellow (Engaging the API Community)
with Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS)
Data shows that less than 40% of Asian Pacific Islanders in Seattle voted in 2014. There is an extreme need for the community to increase its political representation so that its experiences of structural and institutional racism diminish. This Carlson Civic Fellow will work with ACRS to explore the many barriers to voter turnout, and help empower the community to develop a strong political voice. The Fellow will: help conduct workshops to train ACRS staff on voting-related considerations and processes; create and lead similar leadership development opportunities for ACRS’ community members; organize a visibility campaign; distribute educational resources; and help track ongoing community engagement.

Community Mobilization Fellow (Ending Migrant Detention)
with Puentes
Puentes strives to help undocumented migrants and their families cope and flourish despite a broken immigration system. One of the most urgent needs it focuses on is putting an end to migrant detention. Puentes recognizes that a key strategy in effecting change is to mobilize faith-based communities towards awareness and advocacy. This Carlson Civic Fellow will support Puentes’ grassroots effort to mobilize religious communities into taking action. The Fellow will: build personal relationships and facilitate partnerships with key stakeholders; collect testimonies, conduct research, and produce related educational content; and co-develop campaigns to promote the goal of immigration reform both nationally and locally.

Advisory Council Fellow (Racial and Economic Justice)
with Solid Ground
Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppression that are root causes of poverty. Its programs support over 60k Seattleites each year in meeting their urgent housing, food and life skills needs, to escape poverty and thrive. Solid Ground is developing an Advisory Council for its program participants’ voices to be heard, valued and incorporated into the program decisions that affect them. The Carlson Civic Fellow will collaborate with Solid Ground’s Anti-Racism Initiative Manager and other staff on the preparation, coordination and creation of this Council. The Fellow will: conduct research on community-engagement by non-profits to inform strategy; build relationships through outreach and recruitment; and prepare for and support Council members leading up to a summer town-hall style convening.

Looking for Course Assistant for HCDE 539

Course Assistant
HCDE 539: Physical Computing & Prototyping
Tu 6.00-9.50 pm / Sieg 233 / Davidson

This course reviews fundamentals of designing and prototyping human-centered interactive systems and environments that include software and hardware components. Students build projects using electronic devices and fabrication tools. Provides hands on experience in a project-based, studio environment. In HCDE 539, students develop prototypes of interactive systems using Arduino micro-controllers and various sensors and actuators. 

Responsibilities of the CA (Course Assistant) will include attending class sessions and assisting students with project work such as electronics and programming, answering student communication and questions online (on email, Canvas, and the Facebook group), preparing and organizing the lab before and after class sessions, checking out equipment, and meeting with the instruction team as necessary.

Applicants must have experience with Arduino, programming in C++ or similar language (Java, Python, C#, etc.), knowledge of basic digital electronics and circuits, soldering, debugging hardware and software, and be able to move furniture and storage cabinets.

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week, including the class meeting on Tuesday evening. Salary is $13.50 / hour.

Interested students should contact Andrew Davidson (

Apply for UG Energy Scholarships

The energy industry has established scholarships for students who are interested in the energy area. We have several scholarships funded by the Electric Energy Industrial Consortium (local utilities) and the Grainger Foundation to award. The stipend for each scholarship is $2000/quarter. The application process for fall quarter is open until 11:45PM on October 18.

To apply for any of these scholarships, please go to

To learn more about the EEIC, please go to

To learn more about Grainger, please go to

Remember, the deadline for application is 11:45PM on October 18. Decisions will be announced about week 7 of the quarter.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UW EcoCar3 Modeling and Simulation Recruitment

The UW EcoCAR3 System Modeling and Simulation (SMS) team is currently recruiting new members. The EcoCAR3 competition is a 4 year project in which 16 universities completely redesign a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to improve the energy consumption and efficiency. Heading into year 2 of the competition, the SMS sub team will be focused on Hardware-in-Loop testing to validate the controls architecture of the vehicle. 

The SMS team will be working on 3 major projects in year 2: SoftECU development, HIL model development, and test case development. By the end of the year the SMS team will have built a full vehicle model capable of supporting Software-in-Loop and Hardware-in-Loop testing. SoftECU's will have been emulated to replicate CAN communication and primary operating modes for integrated testing of the vehicle's controls network. Lastly, test cases will be defined and developed to allow manual and automated testing of controls functionality. 

The UW EcoCAR3 SMS team is an exciting opportunity. Modeling and simulation is critical in all areas of engineering and is a rapidly growing field as it allows efficient and cost effective validation of systems. To apply please visit Applicants are expected to have prior experience with modeling, controls simulation, or test development. Member must have the ability to commit a minimum of 12 hours a week to the team.