Friday, October 3, 2014

Entrepreneur Week Oct. 13-17: You're Invited!

Entrepreneur Week 2014
October 13—17, 2014

Presented by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur Week is an annual window into the world of entrepreneurship. Over the course of five days, the Buerk Center hosts events featuring Seattle’s high-profile thinkers, dreamers, innovators, and doers. Whether you’re a die-hard entrepreneur, interested in working for a startup, or just entre-curious, this is your opportunity to meet and learn from venture capitalists, startup CEOs, and serial entrepreneurs.

Check out EntreWeek 2014 highlights below, and visit the Foster Unplugged blog post and the Buerk Center’s events calendar for details and updates.

Monday, October 13

Your Success, Your Network:
Why, How, and Now

w/ TA McCann of Rival IQ
Dempsey Hall 302

It’s all about connections. Rockstar entrepreneur TA McCann presents on building and leveraging your network.

What Are You Wearing?
Dempsey Hall 302

Learn the ins and outs of wearable technologies and what’s next in this burgeoning market. Panelists include experts from Sensoria, RTneuro / Peach, Artefact, and Zenobase.

Tuesday, October 14

Startup Walk

Meet three of Seattle’s hottest startups. (Students only. Registration required.)

Reinventing Healthcare
Dempsey Hall 302

Come meet with entrepreneurs who are changing face of healthcare in surprising ways. Panelists from Carena, Stella Therapeutics, and Burn Manufacturing.

Wednesday, October 15

Venture Capital Walk
Downtown Seattle

Visit top venture capital firms Vulcan, Maveron, and Madrona. (Students only. Registration required.)

It's Good to Share:
the Peer-to-Peer Economy

Dempsey Hall 302

You can’t swing a pink Lyft mustache these days without hitting a shared economy startup. Come meet three CEOs in the thick of things.Panelists from Ghostruck and Rover, and TBA.

Thursday, October 16

Startup Hall Tour & Talk
Condon Hall

Meet Chris DeVore of Tech Stars and Founders’ Co-Op, Up Global’s Marc Nager, and other residents of this new home base for entrepreneurs. (Open to all. Registration required.)

Brace for Impact:
Misson-Driven Entrepreneurship

Dempsey Hall 302

Come learn from three impact entrepreneurs that have taken simple ideas—a restaurant, a baby blanket, a co-working space—and used them to improve our world.Panelists from FareStart, Haiti Babi, and Impact HUB Seattle.

Friday, October 17

2014 UW Innovation Open House
Dempsey Hall 302

Hosted by UW Center for Commercialization, the Buerk Center, and  Perkins Coie, this is your opportunity to: network with local investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs; meet the founders and leaders of top UW spinouts; learn about promising new technologies developed in UW research labs; and discover the world of venture and angel investing.

October 17-18
October 17 and 18 will mark the inaugural DubHacks Hackathon, the first and largest hackathon in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Startup UW, Sudo Soldiers, and the Informatics Undergraduate Association (IUGA).

UW Scholars' Studio - Call for Proposals

Graduate Students and Postdocs!  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 at the 2014-2015 Scholars' Studio series.  These events are hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and Core Programs in The Graduate School.

Submit proposals here:

Theme: Water
Need ideas?  Think water safety, environmental health, fluids, conservation, oceans, water rights, resource protection, water as symbol.

Proposals due: Friday, Oct 24th
Event: Thursday, Nov 20th, 4 pm - 6 pm, Allen Library

Theme: Play
Need ideas? Think interaction, performance, creativity, improvisation, cooperation, games, problem-solving.

Proposals due: Friday, Feb 6th
Event: Thursday, March 5th, 4 pm - 6 pm, Allen Library

Theme: Community
Need Ideas?  Think neighborhoods, civic engagement, proximity, safety, space, ecosystems, group behavior.
Proposals due: Friday, April 24th
Event:  Thursday, May 21st, 4 pm - 6 pm, Allen Library

Introducing the Re-Formatted Intel-Cornell Cup Competition

    Round #1, Intel Open
·       Multiple teams from the same University can be selected to attend Round #2, the Intel-Cornell Cup Semi Finals
·       Each faculty member advising less than 10 registered Intel Open teams will select 1 team to move on to the Intel-Cornell Cup Semi Finals
·       Each faculty member advising more than 10 registered Intel Open teams will select 2 teams to move on to the Intel-Cornell Cup Semi Finals

Register for the Intel Open (Round #1) Now!!
Click the link above and submit your team (s) & faculty advisor information along with a brief project description
Send your team photo via email with your team name in the subject line
Remember no duplicate team members per teams

Reach us via email at with any questions.

Registration Deadline is October 13th

Looking for undergraduate research assistants

The NSF funded Ocean-TUNE project ( seeks to establish a community ocean testbed for underwater wireless networks. It includes researchers from four universities with expertise in acoustics, communications, networking, systems engineering, and oceanography.

SeaLinx is a Linux implementation of the network protocol stack and an efficient and reliable framework for underwater sensor networks. We are looking for motivated undergraduate students for future development of Sealinx. This platform will be used by the UW EE Fundamentals of Networking Laboratory for underwater experiments in the Puget Sound region in collaboration with the Applied Physics Laboratory.

You will have an opportunity to work with researchers in wireless communications and earn research credit.

Qualifications: Experienced in C/C++ programming in Linux, debugging, and basic understanding of the communication protocol stack and networking.

Expectations: Program and debug, operate acoustic modems, conduct field studies in teams. Please send your resume highlighting your programming experience and background to Noshad Bagha at

IEEE-HKN Kickoff Meeting

IEEE-HKN's UW Chapter is holding a kickoff meeting next Tuesday, October 7th, at 2:30pm in EEB 303. Join us if you are interested in what events we are going to be holding this year, or are interested in getting involved in our organization! Pizza will be served.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IEEE-HKN Officers

You're invited to U Lead We Lead--dig into leadership

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You're invited to the third annual Husky Leadership Initiative kick-off event:

U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership
October 29, 6-8 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Register here today!
How do you plant, grow, and deepen your leadership talents?
How do you create the change you wish to see?
At U Lead We Lead, students and members of the University community will dig into stories from local leaders about cultivating leadership in yourself and in others.
Four local luminaries each share their story and perspective on leadership and call you to action. Have you ever wanted to talk about a TED talk with people who've seen the same speaker? At U Lead We Lead, you get to listen to interesting talks by smart people and then talk about what you heard in small groups. Shine a light on teamwork, respect, responsibility, and civic engagement through dynamic reflection and rich conversation.
Think you'll be hungry? Don't worry; dinner will be provided.
As the Husky Leadership Initiative kick-off event for the year, U Lead We Lead: Cultivating Leadership helps your leadership skills take root. Nurture them by staying involved in Husky Leadership Initiative programs throughout the year. Learn what's going on through Facebook, Twitter, or our website.
Starbucks logo-updated 9/30U Lead We Lead is sponsored by Starbucks. Starbucks is committed to providing students with pathways to opportunity through employment, training and education and is honored to support student leadership development through U Lead We Lead. Through this support, Starbucks helps activate the Husky Leadership Initiative’s mission to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to be effective change agents who apply their knowledge in service to the world.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Boren Scholarships & Fellowships for language study abroad - UW information sessions

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are also available for students planning to study critical languages abroad during 2015-16 and who are interested in government work. Again, please share this information widely with students in all fields interested in studying languages abroad.

We are fortunate to have a representative from the Boren Awards program visiting UW on Oct. 14 to provide information to students, faculty and staff. Please help us get the word out to anyone interested and feel free to attend! Details for that session, and others throughout fall quarter, are below.

Boren Awards for International Study

UW Information Sessions:
·         Tues., Oct. 14, 2014, 2:30pm, 171 MGH -- This session will be hosted by Hannah Grossblatt, Boren Program Coordinator, and will cover both Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships.
·         Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 3:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)
·         Tues, Dec. 2, 2014, 4:30pm, MGH 173R (covering Undergraduate Scholarships only)
·         RSVP at, though drop-ins are always welcome

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For a complete list of countries, click here.

Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. For a complete list of languages, click here.

Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. To view the Program Basics for the Boren Scholarship, click here.

Undergraduate applicants must apply through UW to be considered for the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program. UW Seattle's deadline for undergraduate applicants is January 8, 2015 for study abroad programs during the 2015-16 academic year. Interested students are welcomed to contact me: Robin Chang,, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

UW Bothell undergraduate and graduate students interested in these opportunities can contact Natalia Dyba ( for campus deadlines and application support. UW Tacoma undergraduate and graduate students can contact Cindy Schaarschmidt ( for campus deadlines and application support.

The Boren program also offers Graduate Fellowships for graduate students, details are at There is no Boren campus application process at the graduate level; the national deadline for the Boren Graduate Fellowship is January 27, 2015. Marilyn Gray ( in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program.

Underwater Robotics Club Recruiting Members

The Underwater Robotics Club (UWROV) is recruiting new members in Electrical Engineering to help construct an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The ROV will compete in the international MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education, competition that will be held in Saint Johns Newfoundland, Canada this June.  

Members will be responsible for a certain aspect of the project throughout the entire building phase.  This will include designing, building, testing, documenting and raising funds.  All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome!  If you are interested or have any questions please attend our informational meeting next Thursday, October 9th at 5:30pm.  We will be meeting in our shop at the Old Ocean Building (OCE) room 118.

Google Info Sessions

Monday, October 20 at 6 p.m.
Foster School of Business
Dempsey Hall 212

Join Google to learn more about our culture, history and opportunities for seniors interested in the biz side of tech!

Bring your resume!

Tuesday, October 21 at 12:30 p.m.
Foster School of Business
Dempsey Hall 212

Interested in interning on the business side of a tech company? Current juniors are invited to come on by!

Bring your resume!

oSTEM Seeking mentors for STEM OUT

Do you want to have an impact on the 
future of STEM Education? 

The STEM OUT program seeks to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for youth from backgrounds historically under-represented in the STEM fields. We connect and support UW students and STEM professionals as mentors to high school students at TAF Academy (a public, STEM-focused school) in the South Seattle area.  

Join the STEM OUT program to:
Inspire students for their futures in STEM scholarship & careers
Cultivate your expertise as a mentor and educator
Build mentoring relationships with youth in the Seattle area
Promote equity and learn about social justice in STEM fields
Learn about the Next Generation Science Standards and K-12 curriculum development

STEM OUT will start in mid-October, with every-other-week mentoring sessions 
(in-person or via Skype). Flexible scheduling and transportation provided. 

Spaces are limited! Click here (or apply, 
or contact the Program Director (Elaine Klein, erklein@uw.edufor more details.

2015 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (, a world-leading venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, just announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2015 KPCB Engineering Fellows Program and we’d like to share this opportunity with you.

The KPCB Fellows Program offers top college students an opportunity to gain significant experience working on unique and challenging technical, design and product problems. Over the course of a summer, fellows are employed at up-and-coming Silicon Valley startups, are mentored by executives within the company and invited to attend events with industry CEOs, leaders and executives. Fellows have worked at companies like Square, Nest, Flipboard, Coursera, Zynga, Indiegogo and many others.

To learn more and apply visit

Links to recent news articles:

Fast Company

The Next Web

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Washington State Legislative Internship Program Information Sessions, October 9th

Washington State Legislative Internship Progam, Winter 2015

    The Washington State Legislative Internship Program allows students to gain professional experience while working for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate.  Students earn 15 credits of POL S 497 while working full time in Olympia during the Winter quarter.  This internship is open to all majors!

    The coordinators for the internship program are going to be at the University of Washington- Seattle on October 9th and will offer
half-hour information sessions at 9AM, 11:30AM, 3PM, and 4PM, all in
Gowen Hall, room 1A.  Definitely attend and bring any questions you have about this amazing opportunity.

    For more information about the internship, see their website:

Applications for the Winter 2015 internship are due on October 17, 2014.

    If you have questions about the internship but cannot attend, you can email the coordinators at:  You can also contact the UW liason for the program, Mark Weitzenkamp, in the Political Science Advising Office.

Employment Opportunities for Japanese Speaking Students

HONDA Japan's Webinar for Engineers! Register TODAY! 
USA, PST:Sunday, October 26th. 5:00 pm~
USA, EST:Sunday, October 26th. 8:00 pm~
Japan:      Monday, October 27th. 9:00 am~

From automobiles to finance, Honda has been providing a wide array of products and services to the world. 
We are a company built on dreams. 
And these dreams inspire us to create innovative products that enhance human mobility and benefit society. 
This fall, HONDA Japan is looking for Engineers who want to  challenge themselves to create new products and services that bring value to our customers and society!

Watch HONDA's Webinar to learn about the company and the Ohio Recruitment Tour in November!

【Register from here today!】
※You will receive the URL and password to watch the Webinar a week before

*Webinar is conducted in Japanese only*

■How to watch the Webinar
Register from here to receive Webinar URL, your ID and Password

Webinar Schedule 
USA, PST:Sunday, October 26th. 5:00 pm~
USA, EST:Sunday, October 26th. 8:00 pm~
Japan:      Monday, October 27th. 9:00 am~

■About the Webinar Contents
-Introducing HONDA Japan
-Opening Positions
-How to attend Honda Ohio Tour 
-Information about recruitment process
■Who is this Webinar for?
- Those who are majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering related majors
- Has At least conversational level of Japanese (*Webinar will be conducted in Japanese only) 

■Who can apply to full-time position after the Webinar?
- Those who can start working from between April or September 2015 or 2016. 
* This is for those who can start working from between April to September 2015.

■Job Description
- Job Type: Permanent full-time position
- Work Location: Tokyo
- Starting Base Salary: Bachelor's degree → JPY 209,300/month+Benefits, Master's degree→ JPY 234,800/month+Benefits
- Opening Positions: Engineering related positions
■Recruiting Process after the Webinar  *the schedule might change
1, Attend the Webinar on October 26th/27th.
2, Submit the application that you receive after the Webinar
3, Job interview during the Honda Ohio Recruitment Tour in November *Details will be announced.
*Flight and accommodation in Ohio will be provided by Honda
Sign up today to watch HONDA Webinar and explore your career!

Mitsubishi Electric: Information Session 
Thursday, November 6th, 18:00~20:00@ Boston 
Opening Position: Mechanical, System, IT related Engineers
Mitsubishi Electric is a recognized leader in the manufacture and sales of electrical and electronic equipment, 
and a place where some of the brightest minds get together to create the innovations that make the modern world work. 
We offer opportunities for a valuable and rewarding career in a variety of fields. 
Join our company information session to talk to employees in person and find out your possibility! 

【Date】Thursday, November 6th, 18:00~20:00
【Place】1972 Massachusetts Ave. 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02140
【Contents】Information session, Q&A, Casual discussion time in small group
【Open positions】Engineering related positions, research and development positions, and more. 
【Requirement】Business level of Japanese proficiency is must.
                         Majoring in engineering, electronic, mechanical, IT related fields, chemical or physical science fields. 
                         Must be able to start working either from April or Oct 2015 and 2016. 
Or email to (please include your name, the name of the university, majors, graduation year, phone number, email address)

※ Those who registered will receive details about the sessions. 

 DISCO Corporation ■ Info Session and Interview 
Wednesday, Oct 8, 5:30pm~7:30pm @UCB
Thursday, Oct 9, 5:30pm~7:30pm @SFSU
Friday, Oct 10, 4:30pm~6:30pm @UCSD
Saturday, Oct 11, 10:30am~12:30am @UCLA
Saturday, Oct 11, 7:00pm~9:00pm @University of Washington

※You can make an appointment for the interview after attending the info session. 
   The interview will be scheduled in the next week. 
Disco Corporation is dedicated to "Kiru, Kezuru, Migaku" -Cutting, Grining, and Polishing- technologies. 
The company develops, manufactures, and sells precision machines and precision processing tools. 
We invite you to come to the information session to discover Disco, 
and explore your possibilities to develop your career in Japan! 

■What kind of company is DISCO?

■Corporate Profile Movie -English version-
This 15 minute video provides an insight into DISCO's R&D facilities, 
cutting edge processes and business continuity management initiatives.
【Date】Wednesday, Oct 8, 5:30pm~7:30pm @UCB
             Thursday, Oct 9, 5:30pm~7:30pm @SFSU
              Friday, Oct 10, 4:30pm~6:30pm @UCSD
              Saturday, Oct 11, 10:30am~12:30am @UCLA
             Saturday, Oct 11, 7:00pm~9:00pm @University of Washington
【Place】You will receive the information once you registered
【Contents】Information session, Q&A, Career advising from Disco employees (Optional)
【Opening positions】
               Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Application and Software Developers, 
               Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Customer support, and more
【Requirement】Conversation level of Japanese proficiency. 
                         All majors are welcomed. 
                         Must be able to start working from April or October, 2015.
                         Engineering or Business background is a plus.

* This is full-time employment position and working visa will be supported. 

※ You will receive details about the sessions after the registration. 

INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT ■ Info Session and Interview 
Saturday, October 11th@Boston 
Japanese IT solutions company, INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. ("ID") 
 offers a comprehensive IT outsourcing service, i-Bos24®, which covers consulting,
 software development, system operation management, cloud/security, and BPO since 1969,
 and extended its business in China, Singapore, United States, and England.
In order to provide advanced services to customers from all over the world, 
ID is facing the urgent needs to recruit those who are equipped with global perspectives.
We invite you to the ID's information session and interview on October 11th. 
【Date】Saturday, October 11th
【Place】Lighthouse Global Inc. Boston Office, 1972 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th Fl, Cambridge, MA 02140
【Contents】Information session, Q&A, Group / individual interview (Optional)
             * Those who want to have an interview need to send resume (Japanese resume preferred) to 
【Opening positions】Business management, System engineer, Programmer, System operator, and more.
【Requirement】Conversation level of Japanese proficiency. 
                         All majors are welcomed. 
                         Must be able to start working from April or October, 2015.
                         Engineering or Business background is a plus.

* Those who passed the first interview may have a final interview with the CEO on November 1st in Boston. 
* This is full-time employment position and working visa will be supported. 
※ You will receive details about the sessions after the registration. 

* More information about ID's business can be found at

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

UW Data Science Seminar - Jure Leskovec - October 8th, 3:30pm - MGH 389

UW Data Science Seminar <>
Analysis, Visualization & Discovery
Wednesday October 8, 3:30pm — 389 Mary Gates Hall
Can Cascades be Predicted?*Jure Leskovec*
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Social networks play a central role in spreading of information, ideas, behaviors, and products. As such "contagions" diffuse from a person to person they may go "viral," and large cascades can form. However, a growing body of research has argued that virality and cascades may be inherently unpredictable. Thus, one of the central questions is whether information cascades can be predicted and possibly even engineered. In this talk, I will discuss a framework for predicting cascades and making them go viral. We study large sample of cascades on Facebook and find strong performance in predicting whether a cascade will continue to grow in the future. The models we develop help us understand how to create viral social media content: by using the right title, for the right community, at the right time.

Jure Leskovec <> is assistant professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on mining large social and information networks. Problems he investigates are motivated by large scale data, the Web and on-line media. This research has won several awards including a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and numerous best paper awards. Leskovec received his bachelor's degree in computer science from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and his PhD in in machine learning from the Carnegie Mellon University and postdoctoral training at Cornell University. You can follow him on Twitter @jure <>.

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: Guidelines For Creating a Successful Graduate School Application -- Wed, October 8, 1:30- 4:00pm

Hello! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Dorian Varga and I am the Senior Academic Counselor for the University of Washington Department of Bioengineering. I help coordinate the graduate admissions process for the department and am entering my sixth year in this role. I am offering  a workshop titled, “Guidelines for Creating a Successful Graduate School Application.” This workshop will use the Bioengineering PhD/MS application as an example, but general application advice will also be provided. Anyone who is applying to any graduate school is encouraged to attend!

When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, from 1:30 – 4:00pm
Where: Ethnic Culture Center
Who: Anyone applying to graduate school
** Light snacks/refreshments will be served***

My workshop will focus on the following concepts: application timeline, the personal statement, references, transcripts, background, what the committee is looking for, and so on.
I emphasize that this is a workshop.  There will be a brief PowerPoint presentation, but the focus of this event will be a HANDS-ON experience: reviewing applications using REAL examples, discussing your feedback about the applications with your peers, and hearing committee feedback so that you can gauge your level of understanding of an admissions committee’s expectations. Please bring a colorful pen to write with!

In order to ensure that enough food/materials are available, and for room details, please R.S.V.P. to the following catalyst by 11:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6:

Boeing IT Jobs - October 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

1st SHPE Meeting of the Year!!

Welcome to the start of a new year at the University of Washington. As we kick off our school year, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), welcomes you to our first meeting on Thursday, October 2nd. The meeting will be held in Loew Engineering Hall in room 215 from 5-6pm.

We are a proud chapter of SHPE and welcome you to a world of opportunities. In the meeting we will discuss some of the opportunities and events to be held. Join us in learning about our national organization and we will have free food and drinks!!!!

If you have any questions please contact our co-president Eddie at (360)-306-1570 or at!

NSBE Welcomes YOU!

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! As you are getting accustomed to school again, I ask you to consider the National Society of Black Engineers (UW Chapter) as a staple in your weekly schedule.

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a national organization; founded in 1975 to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. 

Personally, this organization is the best investment I have made at the UW. NSBE has provided me with opportunities (both in Seattle and in different states across the US) to meet employers, receive internships & full-time job offers, to be a part of a community of like minded individuals with an interest in STEM, and has given me mentors internally and at Boeing (Boeing Mentorship Program). 

As I go into my last year at the UW, I invite you to join me at our NSBE meetings:

Date: Tuesdays (meets every Tuesday starting on September 30, 2014)
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center - Black Room (3rd floor, NW corner)

Hope to see you soon,
Soffonias Gebrehiwot

ISS Final Year Workshop for International Students

The International Student Services (ISS) Office is offering a new workshop this Autumn for F-1 international students who are in the final year of their degree programs. Students will learn important information on maintaining their F-1 status in regards to enrollment, graduation, employment, travel and more! Guest speakers from the Counseling Center, Career Center, and Registrar’s Office will come talk about the next steps and expectations after graduation for students. We highly encourage graduating students to attend the Final Year Workshop to get information on how to smoothly transition from the UW.

Final Year Workshop for F-1 International Students
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2:30-4:00pm

Please check in first with the ISS Office in Schmitz Hall Room 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited! Sign up will start at 2:00pm on the day of the workshop.

For more information about other quarterly ISS workshops, please visit,

The UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program

We are writing to introduce you and your students to the UC Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program.  We hope that you can kindly pass on occasional emails to your students/group lists to let them know about our upcoming events.  Any student with a very strong quantitative background, strong programming skills, and a potential passion for finance can be a good candidate; generally, our students have held Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D. degrees in engineering, mathematics, computer science, statistics, physics, economics, or related fields prior to beginning the MFE at Berkeley.
We are happy to answer any questions you or your students may have.  If you are not interested in receiving these emails, you may opt out using the link below.  
Kind regards,
The Berkeley MFE Admissions Team

Mentoring with the STEM OUT Program

Do you want to have an impact on the 
future of STEM Education? 

The STEM OUT program seeks to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for youth from backgrounds historically under-represented in the STEM fields. We connect and support UW students and STEM professionals as mentors to high school students at TAF Academy (a public, STEM-focused school) in the South Seattle area.  

Join the STEM OUT program to:
Inspire students for their futures in STEM scholarship & careers
Cultivate your expertise as a mentor and educator
Build mentoring relationships with youth in the Seattle area
Promote equity and learn about social justice in STEM fields
Learn about the Next Generation Science Standards and K-12 curriculum development

STEM OUT will start in mid-October, with every-other-week mentoring sessions 
(in-person or via Skype). Flexible scheduling and transportation provided. 

Spaces are limited! Click here (or apply, 
or contact the Program Director (Elaine Klein, erklein@uw.edufor more details. 

Info session for the Game Development Club

The first meeting of the Game Development Club is this Wednesday and we'd love to have new members join us!

This quarter, we'll be learning how to use the Unity game engine by creating an Asteroids like game. At each meeting we'll be covering how to complete a specific aspect of the game, such as implementing player movement or making a user interface.

Everyone is welcome! No programming experience is needed to get the general gist of how things work. We will be doing plenty of programming in C# though (which is very similar to Java), so if you do know programming this would be a great place to apply it.

We meet every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:20 PM at CSE 203. Our very first meeting will be this Wednesday (Oct. 1) in which we'll be going over the game project in more depth as well as starting to learn the basics of Unity!

If you can't make it or you want to check out what we're doing in future meetings, come check out our website at

Engineering Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Fall Lecture

The University of Washington College of Engineering and Qualcomm present:

2014 Women in Science and Engineering Fall Lecture

One woman's journey in engineering and science: A report from the front lines

Featuring Dr. Blythe Towal
Engineer and scientist
Noted Forbes Science & Healthcare 30 Under 30
2011 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Husky Union Building (HUB), room 340
Dr. Towal will share her journey to become a nationally recognized engineer and scientist. Over the last ten years, she has worked in government labs, universities, research institutes, and industry. In her own words:

My time spent working across biology, electrical engineering, and computer science has allowed me to work with a multitude of scientist and engineering teams diverse in size, discipline, ethnicity, and creativity. I've built robots, studied how rats use whiskers to sense their environment, modeled the human visual system, and developed industry-leading applications of biologically inspired computation.
At every step of the way, I've gotten to work with outstanding mentors and colleagues. In this talk I will share my experiences, as well as concrete data and first-hand observations of how working within the STEM environment is evolving and improving for women.

Blythe Towal, WiSE Lecture Speaker, Fall 2014

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Space is limited! Registration is free, but required. Reception and networking following the lecture.
Dr. Towal is looking forward to answering questions at the lecture. Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance.