Thursday, June 26, 2014

AUT Course: INTSCI 401 - Integrated Sciences Practicum (2 credits)

Are you interested in science education, science writing, science policy, or other areas that require an integrated sciences perspective? Would you like to:
  • Participate in service-based learning within formal or informal science education?
  • Explore strategies for promoting student engagement and classroom equity?
  • Develop your own perspectives on the integration of science, learning, and teaching?
  • Engage collaboratively in reflection, discussion, and presentation of practicum experiences?
INTSCI 401 is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a strong interest in science education. 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.

"I really appreciated learning about different teaching styles and how design elements and learning principles affect a classroom setting. It made observing and volunteering easier because I could look at the descriptions of each and observe them in the classroom. I liked seeing how science was incorporated with the learning styles and observing how students learn."

"Being able to analyze what we observe is very beneficial because if I had no one to share these observations with I would have only a narrow, one-sided view on things and wouldn't have others' perspectives to look at. It has opened up my understanding from all different angles."

-- INTSCI 401 Students

INTSCI 401 will be scheduled to accommodate student and instructor availability. For more information or to request an add code, please email the instructor:

U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Seminar: Register now!

The Husky Leadership Initiative presents:
U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Seminar
Wednesday, July 30, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Parrington Hall Forum, 3rd floor
Register now!
 (FREE lunch provided)

USMC leadership seminar logoThe Husky Leadership Initiative is pleased to sponsor the 2014 U.S. Marine Corps’ (USMC) Leadership Seminar at the UW campus. The FREE seminar features a luncheon with keynote speaker Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC. Following the keynote, Marine Corps personnel will lead workshops on ethical leadership and other core leadership values and practices. The U.S. Marine Corps is known worldwide for developing leadership, courage, tenacity and teamwork – skills that can help you stand out from the competition anywhere you go. Come broaden your perspective on leadership and register now!
Luncheon Guest Speaker
Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps

Seminar Syllabus
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Luncheon with guest speaker
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.  Developing ethical leaders at each of the three levels of ethics: Individual, Situation, System
3 – 4:15 p.m.  Philosophy and practices of Marine Corps leadership development
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Closing remarks
Registration is limited. Sign up HERE.
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Paid Undergraduate Research Internships with Northwest Fisheries Science Center: Apply by July 1st!

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is offering up to 2 new Paid Internship Opportunities for undergraduates to research with NOAA scientists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) starting THIS summer. Please pass along these internship opportunities to undergraduates in the sciences who might be interested in Fisheries and Marine Biology-related lab and field work research.
Interested applicants can find out more about these internship opportunities and the requirements to apply on our website here      <>
Application deadline is *Tuesday, July 1st.*

Alcoa Co-op/Internship opportunity

EMPLOYER: Alcoa Inc.
JOB TYPE: Co-op/Internship
WORK PERIOD: Not Specified
STATUS: Permanent U.S. Resident,U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
MAJOR(S): Electrical Engineering
LEVEL: Sophomore,Junior,Senior,Fifth Year

Facebook Co-op/Internship opportunity

EMPLOYER: Facebook
JOB TITLE: Front end Engineer, Intern (Sept - Dec co-op)
JOB TYPE: Co-op/Internship
WORK PERIOD: 1 - Autumn (Sep - Dec)
STATUS: Permanent U.S. Resident,Student (F-1) Visa,U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
MAJOR(S): Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Human Centered Design & Engineering
LEVEL: Sophomore,Junior,Senior,Fifth Year

Co-op/Internship opportunity at B/E Aerospace for autumn

EMPLOYER: B/E Aerospace
JOB TITLE: Technical Aid Intern - Fall September - December 2014, Electrical Engineering FSI
JOB TYPE: Co-op/Internship
WORK PERIOD: 1 - Autumn (Sep - Dec)
STATUS: Permanent U.S. Resident,Student (F-1) Visa,U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
MAJOR(S): Electrical Engineering
LEVEL: Freshman,Masters Candidate,Sophomore,Junior,Senior,Fifth Year,Doctoral Candidate

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

B Term Course: DXARTS 470: Sensing & Control Systems for Digital Art

Term B; M-Th 2-5 pm
105 Raitt Hall

Build sensory immersive environments, systems art, interactive objects or performances, and multimedia installations

Explore temporality, materiality, experience, and perception. 

Learn the fundamentals of:

•    Basic Arduino programming
•    Setting up a breadboard; color-coding, digital input/output, loops/bar graph & toggle switch
•    Hands on analog input; passive  & active sensors, relaying data to computers, serial interface & sampling
•    Systems aesthetic & art
•    Hands on analog output and motor basics; dim a LED, sweep a servo, control a servo over a serial port from processing, DC speed control, and directional DC control with H-bridge.
•    High current digital; advanced I/O, DC motors, pwm, H-bridges, relay & solenoid experiments
•    Xbee basics and construct networks
•    Sensors with Xbee
•    Motion capture; introduction to accelerometers
•    State machines; turnstile, FSM, and turing machines.

Summer Quarter Research: Personal Exposure Monitor for Assessment of Aerosol Exposure of Asthmatic Children

Asthma is a disease which affects millions of people worldwide. Many of those affected are children, causing a great deal of stress for their parents and caretakers. In recent years, medical professionals have been able to discover more about the causes of asthma, but much is still unknown. Of particular interest to researchers is the role the environment plays in causing asthma attacks. A team of electrical and mechanical engineering students will design and build small monitoring devises used in the epidemiological studies for assessment of personal exposure to biological aerosols. The design will integrate electrical and mechanical components needed for operation of a small pump and data acquisition.

Contact: Dr. Igor Novosselov,

Summer Workshops on Academic Careers for Grads and Postdocs

Summer Workshops just for Grad Students and Postdocs!

Getting Started on the Academic Job Market - Panel of Recent Hires (this week!)

Thurs, June 26th
Dempsey Hall 102

Are you going on the faculty job market this year or next (or beyond!)? Come learn about the "big picture" of the academic job search process. We'll discuss topics such as clarifying your desires, getting your application materials started, searching for positions, and managing your life. A typical faculty job search timeline will be provided.

Speakers will include students/postdocs who successfully landed faculty jobs in recent months.

  *   Panelists will represent engineering, science, and humanities disciplines.
  *   And they will be able to give insights into getting faculty offers from private and public universities; liberal arts schools and R01 schools; schools with enrollments ranging from 4,000 to 40,000; and schools in diverse geographic regions of the U.S.

No registration required.

And, coming soon....

Curriculum Vitae
Wed, July 9th, 12:30-1:30, Dempsey Hall 102
Having your CV up to date is always a good idea because you never know when a fellowship, TA/RA, or job opportunity will arise. We'll discuss tips regarding CV preparation, review a few sample CVs, provide time for you to reflect on your CV, & answer your questions. No registration required.

Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation
Tues, July 15th, 12:30-1:30, Dempsey Hall 102
Many students experience writer's block when it comes to cover letters. We'll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We'll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers, and how to use Interfolio to collect and manage your recommendation letters. No registration required.

Teaching Statements
Thurs, July 24th, 12:30-1:45, Dempsey Hall 102
Academic job postings often require that applicants send a teaching statement, teaching philosophy, or teaching portfolio. Come listen to an expert from the Center for Teaching & Learning share tips for writing effectively about your teaching - even if you don't have much teaching experience! Participants will have time to draft some ideas and get feedback from other graduate students. No registration required.

Research Statements
Wed, July 30th, 12:30-1:30, Dempsey Hall 102
Many faculty job postings - in a variety of disciplines and in an array of institutions - require that candidates send a Research Statement. Being able to write coherently about your past/current research efforts and articulately about your future research plans is very important. Come learn what search committees are looking for and spend time brainstorming a few ideas for your research statement. Sample statements will be provided. No registration required.