Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer/Fall co-op w/ Verizon Wireless

Employer:  Verizon Wireless
Employment period:  Summer & Autumn (6 months)
Eligibility:  F-1 visa accepted
Level:  Junior through Master’s
Majors:  Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering

New Laptop Requirements

Our department has recently implemented a policy requiring all EE students to have a personal laptop while they are EE students. *This new policy is effective AUTUMN 2014.* There are several reasons the EE department has initiated this policy:
  • We can ensure our students are able to install and run Matlab and similar software systems routinely needed for EE courses.
  • To transition out older and obsolete equipment in EE labs.
  • To eventually reduce course fees for our students.

The following link describes the minimum specifications as well as some recommendations:

Please contact the Computing Office at: if you have any questions about computer related specifications.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Enroll in ENGR 498C: Leadership Development to Promote Equity in Engineering Relationships (P.E.E.R.s).

This 3-credit seminar enlists engineering students’ creativity and social conscience to create an
inclusive environment in the College of Engineering. Students explore topics like diversity, unexamined bias, stereotype threat, privilege, and allyship. The course also satisfies the UW Diversity Requirement.

Students who complete the seminar are eligible for internship opportunities as PEER Leaders.

Course Instructors: Dr. Joyce Yen, UW ADVANCE and Dr. Sapna Cheryan, Psychology
Fall Quarter 2014
Thursdays 1:30-3:20 PM
Location: MEB 242
For more info e-mail
or visit us at

College of Engineering Peer Mentor Program

Who can be a Peer Mentor?
You! No prior mentoring experience is required, just experience studying engineering at UW!

What’s the program all about?
Advisers in the College of Engineering are dedicated to helping students with any questions they have. But when it comes to learning about the student experience, who better to talk to than engineering students themselves?
The idea behind the Peer Mentor program is to connect first and second-year students with upperclassmen in engineering who have undergone similar experiences and can offer their student perspective and insight on subjects concerning the student experience.  Having once been in their shoes, Peer Mentors will be a valuable resource for underclassmen as they explore engineering majors, think about getting involved in clubs & organizations, consider doing research or an internship, decide where to live, contemplate studying abroad, etc. By being a mentor and sharing your experiences, you can help your peers be better informed to make their own decisions as they navigate their way through their undergraduate careers.

How does it work? What’s expected of Peer Mentors?
Peer Mentors will complete short profiles which will be posted on our website for students to browse. Students will be able to search for and contact a mentor based on their interests.  If you are contacted, we expect you to respond in a timely manner. You and a mentee may choose to communicate by email and/or phone, or you may decide to meet in person; that’s up to the both of you.
As a Peer Mentor, you commit to providing your personal expertise to students who seek it out. You are not however expected to' know all the answers', or assume the role of an adviser (that’s what we’re here for!). We’ll provide you with a list of FAQs and resources for you to reference if need be, but the focus of your conversations should really be on your experiences.
Peer Mentoring can be a small commitment or a larger one depending on your involvement and the number of students who decide to seek you out. You can always opt-out of the program at any time by emailing me at, and your contact information will be removed from the website.

How do I get involved?
First let us know you’re interested by completing this quick catalyst survey. We’ll then get in contact with you about next steps. The program will officially kick-off at the start of fall quarter.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Verizon Wireless Internship for Autumn Quarter

Co-op has just posted an Autumn Quarter internship with Verizon Wireless.

Monday, June 2, 2014

University of Sydney - Info Session on June 3rd

UW's Office of International Programs & Exchanges (IPE) is pleased to announce that Chris Lawrance and Ellen Stay, from the University of Sydney, will be holding an information session for UW students interested in studying abroad in Australia.

What: Australia Study Abroad Information Session - University of Sydney
When: Tuesday, June 3rd
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: IPE Office, 459 Schmitz Hall