Friday, March 14, 2014

SPR 2014 Course - INT SCI 401: Integrated Sciences Practicum

INT SCI 401:  Integrated Sciences Practicum

INTSCI 401 provides an opportunity for students to obtain a service-based learning experience within informal or formal science education. It is a way for students to gain real world experience through a course framework that connects students to organizations and institutions in the local community.  Example practicum experiences include weekly visits to a science classroom, volunteer work at a science or natural history museum, or participation in a science education partnership with a local, regional, or national science research institution or agency.

INTSCI 401 is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a strong interest in science education.  Students interested in obtaining an entry code should complete the survey at:

Course:  INTSCI 401 - Integrated Sciences Practicum
Instructor:  Brian Buchwitz (Biology and Integrated Sciences)
Credits:  2
Days:  Wed.
Time:  3:00-4:50PM
SLN:  15259

Please feel free to contact Integrated Sciences Advising at with any questions.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Full-time entry-level position at Loud Technologies

From recent alum, David H.: The reason I'm writing is to let you know about a job posting here at Loud for a recent or soon-to-be graduate. The position is for a Junior Component Engineer and it would be full-time, not for internships or co-ops. I think it would be a good opportunity for a student who is passionate about music and audio equipment. I don't currently have any more info about the position than is in the description, but I can talk to the hiring manager. The HR staff asked me to send this along to anyone I might know from UW [...]. Link:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Global Opportunities - study abroad scholarships

The GO! and Fritz Scholarships are open to UW undergraduates from all three campuses and offer awards of $2000 - $5000 to support study abroad. 
·         The applications are online at
·         To apply for the GO!, students must be residents of WA state and eligible for Pell Grants or Husky Promise. 
·         To apply for the Fritz, students must be declared social science or humanities majors with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The deadline for GO! and Fritz applications is Thursday, April 24 at 5pm
·         Students studying abroad during summer, early fall, or fall 2014 should apply now. 
·         Students studying abroad in winter or spring 2015 should apply at our next deadline in November. 

We’re offering information sessions and drop-in advising  to answer student questions and provide application feedback.
·         Info sessions are Tuesday, 4/8 at 3:30pm in Schmitz 450 and Thursday, 4/17 at 3:30pm in ECC 308.
·         Advising is available at our drop-in hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm in MGH171, Wednesdays 10-11am in MGH171, and Thursdays 2-4pm in Schmitz 459.
·         Students are welcome to email with questions.

We invite all students interested in study abroad (and advisers too!) to our next Study Abroad Meet & Greet on Thursday, 4/17 from 4:30 – 5:30pm in ECC 308. 
·         GO! and Fritz Scholars just back from their studies abroad will be there to talk about their experiences and answer questions. 
·         Delicious international snacks will be served!

Internship with Intersil

Employer: Intersil

Job Title: Verification Engineer - Intern

Deadline: 3/14/2014

Majors: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering

Work Period: Not Specified

Level: Sophomore,Junior,Senior

Work Authorization: Permanent U.S. Resident,Student (F-1) Visa,U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

Company Information:
Intersil Corporation is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The Company's products address some of the largest markets within the industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing and high-end consumer markets. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's website and career page at
Intersil is looking for a intern Verification Engineer for a new PMIC development team supporting mobile systems with emphasis on tablets and ultrabooks. This new team will develop the highest performance highly integrated solutions in the market with a focus on cutting edge power solutions for Mobile Application Processors (SOCs). This verification team will also experiment with new ways of executing on all phases of the IC development process.
- Work with Design, DV and AMS verification engineers to ensure maximum and efficient verification coverage
- Drives, creates and verifies AMS models.
- Drives, creates and verifies AMS test benches.
- Drives and creates self-checking tests; PASS/FAIL.
- Responsible for the verification of: Model vs. Transistor level Circuit
- Drives and creates a Behavioral Verilog model representing the PMIC
- Verifies all analog to digital interfaces
- Drives and creates Verilog-a models to support design engineers and for other purposes.
- Work diligently to accomplish project goals and meet schedule requirements.
- Versed in Cadence tools: Spectre, Verilog-AMS, Verilog-A. HSPICE is acceptable in place of Spectre.
- Experience using Cadence analog design tools for transistor block-level characterization/verification by Spectre/HSPICE simulations.
- Versed in scripting languages like PERL, TCL and/or Python.
- Experience in using EDA formal tools.
- Basic understanding of analog and digital circuits with an emphasis in Analog power circuits such as; voltage references, current references, LDOs and high performance DC/DC converters, and also Digital circuits like state machines and interfaces like I2C and SPI.
- BS in EE or Computer Science
- Language skills: Written and verbal english language proficiency required.
*Intersil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please refer to company website for further

Summer Internship with Samsung

Employer: Samsung Telecommunications America

Job Title: 2014 Summer Internship - Wireless Network Systems Engineer

Deadline: 3/14/2014

Majors: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering

Work Period: 4 - Summer (Jun - Aug)

Level: Sophomore,Junior,Senior

Work Authorization: Permanent U.S. Resident,Student (F-1) Visa,U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

Position Summary: The intern will develop network simulation tools and product complimentary operational SW tools for the Radio Access Network team. Simulation may involve traffic emulation of 3GPP LTE standards. RF performance analysis and other lab/network data analysis & tools development will also be part of job responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities – Project Details:
Simulation may involve traffic emulation of 3GPP LTE standards. RF performance analysis and other lab/network data analysis & tools development will also be part of job responsibilities
In this position, either directly or through others, the incumbent will:
             3GPP LTE Radio Access Network
             Support Samsung LTE Macro and Small Cell products
             Virtual emulation network for Capacity and traffic analysis
             Commercial network performance predictions via data analysis
             Automation of mundane & repetitive activities
             Automation of MOP, Audit & Monitor network activities
Degree/Background/Experience Required:
Knowledge of wireless telecommunications is must. Preferred should have school projects in the domain of 3GPP LTE technology. Strong understanding wireless telecom RF principles, LTE protocol knowledge (PDCP, RRC, MAC, etc.. ).
Requires understanding of RF characteristics.
Experience with Network protocol analyzers, RF network emulators, Vectors, etc. will be helpful
Experience in MATLAB,RFSIM, equivalent will be helpful
Should be proficient in automation tools development (any programming language or scripting will be fine)

SPAC Networking Dinner - register now for April 9 event!

Industry networking opportunity for Electrical Engineering students coming April 9!

is hosting the annual
Student Professional Awareness Conference networking dinner
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
5pm – 8pm
RSVP and $5 Paypal payment required for admittance.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet industry professionals during round-robin style networking with a catered dinner following.  Don’t forget to upload your resume while you’re registering – the industry guests will want to be able to follow up with you!

Interested in volunteering (no admission fee required!)?  Contact Kaiwei Zhang at to sign up – space is limited.

Registration and full event information:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Celebrating UW Women Nominations

Do you know an outstanding woman student, faculty or staff member here at UW? Nominations are now open for our 10th Annual Celebrating UW Women event. Created to honor women from across campus as part of Women’s History Month, Celebrating UW Women recognizes the contributions of women at the UW. All women nominated will be recognized and featured on our website and at an honorary reception on March 20, 2014 in Alder Commons.

Submit nominations via our website: or email Nominations should include the name and contact information for the nominee and nominator, a short essay (250 words) describing the contributions of the nominee, and if possible a photo of the nominee. Nominations are due Friday, March 14, 2014. You may submit multiple nominations, and past years’ nominees can be nominated again. Please help us make this year the event’s biggest yet – we know that UW women are making amazing contributions across campus, and we hope you’ll help us honor them!

Questions? Please contact Michelle Primley Benton

Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 Spring Career Fair- Volunteers Needed

Hello Huskies,

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! We’re in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/17/14 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

·        Volunteering at the Career Fair is the best way to network and to connect with an employer. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance-and they’re all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

·         If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

·         Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!

Interested? Shoot me (Dean Kirkpatrick) an email at  with the following information:
·         Your name
·         Your email address
·         Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/17/14 (Thursday)

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 4/11/14 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!