Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Career Center 2016 Internship Fair -Volunteers Needed

Happy New Year!  The Career Center is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Internship Fair on February 18th, 2016. We would appreciate if you could please help spread the word to your students about this great volunteer opportunity.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (Donna) at 206-543-0535 or via email at

Summer Internships at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, NY

Many of you have asked me to let you know when the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Lab posted information about summer internships. 

US citizenship is required. The applicant must be eligible for a security clearance.

AFRL's Information Directorate is researching and solving the Air Force's toughest information technology challenges as applied to the air, space, and cyber domains.  Located at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, the Rome Research Site campus is situated on six acres and houses some of the finest research and development facilities in the country.  Our research focus areas include the full spectrum of information technologies including cyber and information operations, information fusion and exploitation, communications and networking, decision support and planning systems, secure data sharing and information dissemination, and intelligent information systems technologies.

We anticipate bringing in as many as 30 summer interns as well as 70 visiting professors (some with students in tow).  Summer is indeed an exciting time to part of our laboratory.

If your students are interested, applications are now being accepted at:

Millennium Space recruiting at UW

Think You Have What It Takes?

Millenium Spae Systems is looking for hands-on engineers who are passionate about developing revolutionary space systems. You will join a small, close-knit team working to support some of the most demanding space systems customers in the country.

3:30PM - 5:00PM MONDAY, January 25th

2:30PM - 5:00PM WEDNESDAY, January 27th

For more information on internships and full-time career opportunities, visit us at:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Application Now Open! Innovations in Pain Summer Research Program

Application Now Open! Innovations in Pain Summer Research Program - Deadline February 16, 2016

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 5-7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Information Sessions, RSVP here.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016

Application and Program Information:

Become a New Instructor for ASUW Experimental College

The ASUW Experimental College (ExCo) was established in 1968 by a group of
University of Washington students. It was their vision to offer fun,
non-credit classes for University of Washington students and Seattle
community members. Today, the Experimental College is the largest-known
student organization of its kind.

We are more than excited that to let you know that we are *HIRING FOR NEW
INSTRUCTORS!!* We make sure you have enough flexibility for time, location,
rates, and topic you want to teach. Teachers don't have to have an advanced
degree; just experience and passion for their subject. We are looking for
teachers with experience in all areas, but especially writing,
theatre/film, visual arts, software, technology, and cooking.

*Check out our "Teach" page for more information on how to apply*: The application for the new
course proposal is technically due on Jan 8th, Friday but we can extend the
deadline to Jan 11th, Monday.

For more information in general, please visit our site: 

REU 2016: Summer Research at the University of Southern California

We are pleased to announce the  2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
This REU program allows talented students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. Housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2016 and to start an application:

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be
outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who are currently of Sophomore or Junior standing and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. The deadline to apply for SURE 2016 is February 3, 2016.

Society of Women Engineers' Evening With Industry Career Fair & Banquet

UW Society of Women Engineers presents 34th Annual EVENING WITH INDUSTRY
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Husky Union Building (HUB)

12:30-5 p.m.
Career Fair
North Ballroom
6-7:30 p.m.
Banquet Dinner
South Ballroom

Information about student registration, uploading resumes to our eResume Book and the attending companies can also be accessed here:

Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society

Are you a junior, or do you have junior standing?

Do you have a cumulative 3.3 GPA or above?

Do you exemplify scholarship, leadership, and service?

THEN apply to become a member of
Mortar Board’s UW Tolo Chapter!

What is Mortar Board?

It’s a national college senior honor society for exemplary students like 

Each year up to 40 juniors are chosen to become members of Mortar Board, one of the UW’s highest student honors. Students are selected on the basis of outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Become part of Mortar Board’s Generations of Excellence, who include famous alumni such as Condoleezza Rice, Drew Brees, and UW alumna Mary Gates. Enjoy lifelong friendships, endless volunteer opportunities, and a memorable senior year!

What are you waiting for?

Applications open December 21th!!!

Want more information? Check out the links below!

Chapter website with application information:
National Website:

Winter Quarter Mindfulness Meditation Offerings at Hall Health

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
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, and enhancing resilience to stress. This group offered at Hall Health will introduce key concepts and provide instruction in the practice of mindfulness meditation. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.

Winter quarter sections:
Tuesdays 9:30-11am, January 26th – March 15th
Wednesdays 4- 5:30pm, January 27th – March 16th

If you would like to enroll, please contact the Karin Rogers, LICSW, at 206-221-2444 or to set up a brief initial assessment appointment. If you have questions about the content or material covered, e-mail or phone the group leader, Meghann Gerber, PsyD, at (206) 221-7941 or

Monday, January 4, 2016

SEBA 1st Tuesday and STS Volunteer Opportunity

*Tomorrow is SEBA's 1st Tuesday- Pitch Clinic with Nick Milanovich, PhD*

Working on your Science and Technology Showcase Pitch? Preparing for EIC,
HIC or the Business Plan Competition? This is a perfect opportunity to
practice and receive feedback on your pitch from Dr. Nick Milanovich. Nick
has guided countless scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and
organizations just like you. He has helped them develop impactful
presentations, investor pitches, and marketing materials in ways that
resonate with their audiences. Read more about Nick and Speaking Science

Facebook event:

When: January 5th; 5:30-7:30pm Food and Alcohol (21+) provided
Where: HUB 332

*Volunteer Opportunity:*

SEBA and the Buerk Center are looking for volunteers to help with set up
and take down for the Science and Technology Showcase.

When: Thursday, January 21st. Set up from 4-5pm and Clean up from 8:30 to
the end of the event.

Interested? Please fill out this form!

2016 EE Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson PavilionTime: 7:00pm, Doors open at 6:15pm
Tickets are NOT required
Cap & Gown recommended, but not required

$2500 Funding opportunity for Innovative Ideas!

Do you have an idea that you think has commercial potential? Do you dream of starting a company sometime in the future? If your answers are yes, then the National Science Foundation I-Corps program may be right for you.

Each I-Corps grant will provide $2,500 to eligible teams as they gain first-hand feedback from potential customers and clients. See details and apply at

Deadline is January 15, 2016.

Questions? Please send them to

Now hiring: Pre-doc instructor for Q SCI 381 at Friday Harbor Labs (Spring 2016)

*Center for Quantitative Science/Friday Harbor Labs*
*Pre-Doctoral Instructor Position*
*Spring 2016*

The Center for Quantitative Science and the Friday Harbor Marine Lab are
collaborating on offering Q SCI 381 (Intro to Probability and Statistics)
at Friday Harbor in Spring Quarter 2016, as part of a larger effort to
create opportunities for senior graduate students to teach a course while
also completing one or more chapters of their dissertation in a
collaborative, cooperative setting.  We envision several course offerings
in Spring quarter each taught by a graduate student who is also seeking the
company of other graduate students to form a writing community, moving
everyone’s dissertation forward.  Because the thrust of this program
includes substantial time and mental space to complete dissertation
writing, course material will be assembled by collaborating faculty in
advance.  This is not a teaching assignment that will require course

The Friday Harbor Labs will provide private housing and some meals, and
Professor Megan Dethier, Curriculum Coordinator at FHL, will meet with
graduate students weekly as a group to touch base on writing progress,
teaching issues, and work-life balance.

We are seeking “all-but-dissertation” students with a strong desire to
write, the ability to make good use of a quiet collaborative and beautiful
setting, and demonstrated experience and desire to teach independently.

In acknowledgment of the role of sole instructor, this position is a 65%
FTE Predoctoral Instructor, or approximately 26 hours/week of work (260
hours for the quarter).  The appointment runs from 16 March 2016 to 15 June

*Application deadline: January 15, 2016*

For more details, please see the full position description
Please direct questions or application materials to

University Disciplinary Committee Request

Greetings, UW Students-

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC).  The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University. Students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code can appear before the University Disciplinary Committee or may choose to have an informal hearing with a Community Standards and Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Additionally, the UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in February 2016 and will complete their term at the end of December 2016. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be enrolled full-time (either undergraduate or graduate) and be in good academic standing. Additionally, students must be able to commit to meeting as a committee 3-5 hours per month and should be interested in gaining leadership skills through serving on this University Wide Committee.
Students are selected at random from those students who identify an interest in the University Disciplinary Committee and then training is provided for those selected. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held during Winter quarter in February and details will be provided to selected students.

If you are interested in submitting your name for random selection of students to serve on the UDC, please email me directly at In your email, please include your name, major, college or school, and year in school. This is the only information I need prior to randomly selecting students. The deadline to submit your name for random selection is 5pm on Friday, January 15, 2016. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Apply for UG Energy Scholarships

The energy industry has established scholarships for students who are interested in the energy area (power systems and power electronics). 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 this quarter is open until 11:45 PM on Sunday, January 24.

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 11:45 PM on January 24. Decisions will be announced about week 7 of the quarter.

Mary Gates $4,000 Scholarships - Info Sessions begin today!

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/creative/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major, residency status or home campus.  

Information Sessions (one or two sessions daily; select one session):*
Mon. 1/4, 2:30-3:20 PM and 3:30-4:20 PM
Wed. 1/6, 10:00-10:50 AM
Thur. 1/7, 2:30-3:20 PM and 3:30-4:20 PM
Fri., 1/8, 12:30-1:20 PM and 1:30-2:20 PM
*Information Sessions listed above will be held on the Seattle campus in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171-E, in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD).  No registration necessary.
Leadership Application Workshop:
Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171  RSVP
(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Research Application Workshops (select one):
Thursday, Jan. 21 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171  RSVP
Monday, Jan. 25 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171  RSVP
(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Leadership Deadline: Monday, January 25 at 5:00 PM

Research Deadline: Monday, February 1 at 5:00 PM

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

Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program at Penn State

On behalf of Dr. Karen Thole, Head of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, and Dr. Arthur Motta, Chair of Nuclear Engineering, I am pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for an outstanding undergraduate summer research program in the nuclear field at Penn State—the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program:

Made possible through a gift from Toshiba-Westinghouse, the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program is a 10-week paid summer program that provides an unparalleled opportunity for undergraduates to obtain hands-on research experience and professional development in the nuclear field at Penn State.  Participants will work closely with a faculty mentor on a state-of-the-art nuclear research project, and will have terrific opportunities to network with industry representatives and participate in site visits to locations such as Three Mile Island.

The program runs from  May 30—August 4, 2016. Fellows will receive a $6000 stipend as well as on-campus housing.  We will accept applications via our website until January 31, 2016. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year by the start of summer 2015 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

More information about the program and the online application can be found at