Friday, October 31, 2014

ENVIR Courses - Winter 2015

ENVIR 239 - Sustainability:  Personal Choices, Broad Impacts
Instructor:  Megan Horst, Program on the Environment
                        Kristi Straus, Program on the Environment
Days and Time:  MWF, 1:30-2:20pm
Credits:  3 (SLN 14185) or 5 (SLN 14186, requires additional 50 hours of service learning)
Answer questions such as:
·  What does sustainability mean?
·  How do you make sustainability choices in your everyday life?

ENVIR 439 - Attaining a Sustainable Society
Instructor: Elizabeth Wheat, Program on the Environment
Time and Days: 3:30-4:50pm MWF 
Credits:  3 - SLN 14208
Main Topics:
·  Identify major impediments to achieving a sustainable society
·  Choose from among one of four hopeful movements and explore how that movement is helping our society move toward a more sustainable future:  Food, Energy, Economics or Governance.

ENVIR 485 - Environmental Planning Permitting in Practice
Instructor: Todd Wildermuth, School of Law
Time and Days: 10:30am-12:20pm, T, Th
Credits: 5 - SLN 14212
Main Topics:
·  Advanced survey of applied environmental regulation for project managers or students from any major with an interest in environmental law, policy and planning. 

ENVIR 495 E - Grant Proposal Practicum
Instructor:  Frederica Helmiere, Program on the Environment
Time and Days: 2:30-5:20, W
Credits:  3 - SLN 14218
Main Topics:
·  Develop skills in grant-writing, project development and project management for projects targeting sustainability goals. 

ENVIR 495 F - Environmental Communication, Messaging and Outreach
Instructor: P. Sean McDonald, Program on the Environment
Time and Days:  3:30-4:20pm
Credits - 2 - SLN: 21099
Main Topics: 
·  This course will explore the variety of media and methods for conveying environmental information in the digital age. 

Visit this link for more information about the above mentioned courses.

On campus service-learning opportunity for Juniors & Seniors

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 F & G

UW's Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” in Winter Quarter 2015. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

·         Seminar begins the 1st  week of Winter Quarter,  January 5th, 2015
·         Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
·         Tutoring takes place on campus
·         Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students
·         A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Leslie Ikeda at:

Winter 2015: Career Center Class Offerings

Beginning Winter 2015, the Career Center is excited to offer two classes (General Studies 297H & 391G) each winter and spring, designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about career options and strategy.  We encourage you to review these class overviews, quotes from students who have taken our classes in previous quarters, and most importantly (if you are a student), consider taking one of our classes during your time at UW. 
General Studies 297H
·         Title: Career Planning
·         Winter 2015 SLN: 14706
·         Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30-3:20, MGH 241
·         Instructor: Tina Wang (Career Counselor, Lead)
·         Credits: 2
·         Size of class: up to 50 students

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (first and second year students) with self-exploration and exploration of career and academic options. General Studies 297H (“Career Planning”), is a 2-credit course (CR/NC) where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for first and second-year students who have earned roughly 0-89 credits. No pre-requisites are required.
Learning objectives:
1.      Build self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this self-knowledge to make decisions when exploring and pursuing academic and career options.
2.      Develop and apply learned skills to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the job market and hone your professional networking skills (including online, social media, and traditional networking).
3.      Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters and build interviewing skills and confidence.
For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career Center with questions or request for an add code ( ; 206.616.5803 )

General Studies 391G
·         Title: Career Strategy and Job Search   
·         Winter 2015 SLN: 14728
·         Tuesday/Thursday, 2:30-3:20, LOW 105
·         Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor, Lead)
·         Credits: 2
·         Size of class: up to 50 students

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy.  General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4th year students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.
Learning objectives:
1.      Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.
2.      Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.
3.      Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.
For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career Center with questions or request for an add code ( ; 206.616.5803 )

WiSE Mentor Night for the woman engineering & science scholar

Expand your network
Meet professional women engineers & scientists
Get career and academic advice

Sponsored by Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) and The Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Thursday, November 13, 2014
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Husky Union Building
The Lyceum, HUB 160
Refreshments will be available
Space is limited - Sign up today!

Winter 2015 Online Courses Available

Register now for winter quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this winter you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the winter quarter 2015 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUW Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

The following courses feature the $350 fee and the group-start format:

ANTH 378: Sustainability, Resilience, and Society
ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
COM 220: Introduction to Public Speaking (VLPA/I&S)
COM 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)

COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (I&S)
COM 468: Journalism Ethics (I&S)
COM/AES/GWSS 489 Black Cultural Studies (I&S)
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)

DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ECON 201: Introduction to Macroeconomics (I&S/QSR)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)
GEOG 123/JSIS 123 Introduction to Globalization (I&S)
LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)

MATH 124: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (NW/QSR)
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)
MUSIC 120: Survey of Music (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)
MUSIC 331: History of Jazz (VLPA)
PHIL 343: Ethics and the Environment (I&S)
POL S 321: American Foreign Policy (I&S)
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (I&S)
PSYCH 202: Biopsychology (NW)
PSYCH 205: Behavior Disorders (I&S)
PSYCH 206: Human Development (I&S)
SCAND 270: Saga of the Vikings (VLPA)
SOC 362: Race and Ethnicity in the US (I&S/DIV)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

Winter Quarter Courses on Community Engagement

How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community is ideal for students in their first or second year at the UW who have an interest in getting more involved in their community through service.  Are Do Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement is ideal for sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have experience with service and who are interested in exploring what it means to do good. 

Read more about these two dynamic courses below, and please forward widely within your networks.

How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community (General Studies 344; SLN 14716)
Many UW students are interested in exploring service and volunteer opportunities in Seattle; however, it can be difficult to know where to get involved, how to find a good fit, and how to most effectively work in a community-based setting.  How Can I Help? An Introduction to Service and Community is a three-credit service-learning course that will offer a basic foundation on community service for students in their first or second year at the UW. 

Through participating in a quarter-long service-learning commitment, visiting local non-profit organizations, and participating in in-class discussions, readings, and activities students will gain a deeper understanding of the wide array of ways they can most effectively partner with their local community and integrate a commitment to service into their academic and professional futures.

This three-credit seminar course is offered on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:20PM.  Request an add code by emailing

Are Do-Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement (General Studies 348A; SLN 14718)

Are you committed to giving back? Trying to make a difference? Want to get more out of your volunteer experience?  During Winter Quarter, we invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good”. 

General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement.  Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of academic theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders.  The course will draw heavily on students' involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

The course has a required service-learning component; students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity.  This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit.  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall. 

Those interested in the course should email with questions and/or to request an add code. 

UW Engineering Ambassadors

The UW Engineering Ambassadors team has an objective to reach out and spread the truth about how rewarding and worthwhile we all know engineering is. Here is a bit about us:


By sharing our passion and pride, we hope to inspire students to challenge conventional ideas about science and engineering by providing unique and exciting outreach opportunities for students ages K-12.  We hope to share our experiences and knowledge on how becoming an engineer is a fun, creative profession which is essential to our health, happiness, and safety.

Who are we?
Engineering Ambassadors are student representatives of the University of Washington’s College of Engineering.  We come from diverse majors and backgrounds seeking to share our passion for what we do and striving to share it with younger generations!

What do we offer?
University of Washington Engineering Ambassadors provides an outreach program that brings outstanding engineering students from the University of Washington to K- 12 classrooms. We can provide:

- 15-20 minute presentations on engineering topics that will show the relevance of that engineering project to a concept that has been taught in the class

- Hands-on activities or facilitate demonstrations

- Presentations on career opportunities within engineering

- Background on the different types of engineering, college majors and the general college preparation and application process

- Presentations can vary to accommodate audience:  From classrooms to school-wide assembly-style presentations

- Engineering Ambassadors at the UW are also available to meet with prospective students to discuss majors, coursework, scholarships and college life. Student ambassadors can also provide a customized campus tour.

We are actively recruiting members and are hosting an informational session!

Where: EEB303
When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 4:30pm
Subject: Informational Session about UW Engineering Ambassadors

We will have a student panel of current members to share their experiences and testimonies, and will also have food! This is for students to come to learn how they can contribute and become leaders in engineering. We are looking for a diverse group of students, and the more, the merrier!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to apply for grad school presentation 11/5

Next week Bruce Nelson (ESS faculty) will be presenting at the GeoClub meeting on how to apply for graduate school. This is a great way for students to learn more about the process as well as get some good tips to help them get into grad school!

We'd like to invite students from all the SAM fields to attend. This is a great way for students to get the ball rolling on grad school applications no matter what field they are in. 

Currently the meeting will be on Wednesday 11/5 at 5:30 in JHN 117, but if there is sufficient interest we will find a bigger room.

Software Developer( Image Processing)

About Ubi Interactive:
Ubi interactive is a Seattle based technology startup, that offers a patent pending gesture-control solution to turn every surface into a 3D multi-touch screen. Our solution making use of the latest depth sensing camera technology from Microsoft is uniquely innovative. We were selected by Microsoft as one of the eleven promising companies from all over the word to be part of its first accelerator program. During this program we developed and perfected our technology making use of the close technical and business guidance from Microsoft. Our unique technology has caught the world attention and has been featured in CNN, Wired Magazine etc. Microsoft called our technology the future of digital displays and featured it in the World Partner Conference.

Within the first six year of its launch more than 1000 organizations in more than 80 countries have adopted Ubi in conference rooms, class rooms and public displays.

Job Description:
Ubi has developed the most innovative Kinect based application to date. As part of the team working on the core library, you will play a crucial role in developing the basic algorithms driving our proprietary gesture recognition engine. This is a very open, research oriented job that requires you to do more than just software development. You will
  • Design new algorithms to solve unique problems in image processing and gesture recognition
  • Rapidly test and evaluate the algorithms using Matlab and C software development kits such as Microsoft Kinect for Windows SDK and OpenNI
  • Implement image processing algorithms optimized for memory footprint and computation
Ubi is currently working on a high priority project with world’s leading semiconductor company to redefine the form factor of PCs. You will be joining this project as one of the lead developers.

  • You must have a BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • You must have experience building applications in C, C++ and Matlab
  • You should have a strong understanding of image processing and computer vision algorithms. Any experience in Kinect programming is a plus.
  • You must be a quick learner who can learn new concepts fast
  • You should have excellent problem solving skills
What will you get:
  • You will build contribute to a very unique and innovative product that is already used by many influential customers
  • You will learn new skills and improve your knowledge by solving real world problems
  • You get to work with SDKs and sensors that only handful of developers in the country have access to.
  • You will work with the best of the programmers in this area educating yourself in the cutting edge technologies in the field of machine vision and gesture recognition You will be get the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs and mentors of various skills and expertise in Seattle’s largest technology incubator. This will be especially useful if you are very entrepreneurial
  • You will be working with a team that is highly motivated, talented and very international
  • You will get to work in a very challenging and yet rewarding atmosphere of a high-tech startup. You will get very competitive compensation package include equity options.
  • You will get to play with a 120 inch 3D interactive screen anytime.
Start Time:
ASAP. Part time or full time. Contract/FTE
Office Location:
Downtown Seattle

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Submarine Tour Opportunity

Interested in using your degree, but outside the confines of a cubicle?  Do you desire advanced education opportunities, including paid graduate school?  Perhaps the outlook of paying student loans for the first 10 years after graduation seems daunting. 

I am Brendan Tower, a 2007 UW EE alumnus and Navy Submarine Officer.  I direct operations on a multi-billion dollar submersible nuclear reactor, loaded with advanced technology.  My job is to know how everything works and to lead its operation. I am writing you today to extend a rare invitation to tour one of our Ohio Class submarines. The US Navy's Ohio Class Submarines are 560ft long, they displace 18,750 tonnes, and are jammed pack with advanced technology, and I would love to take you on a tour of one of these warships and teach you more about our program.

We have scholarships available where you can earn over $100,000 before graduation, and a job guarantee after graduation in a highly challenging and rewarding field while earning more than 95% of your peers. 

The date of the tour is November 13th. Please feel free to respond if interested or if you have any questions.
Brendan Tower

UW Commencement online study

The University Marketing & Communications web team is looking for help rounding up students to take a 10-minute online study. This survey will help them better organize content on the UW Commencement website – and therefore improve the overall user experience.

New Capstone and Concentration in Photonics Winter/Spring 2015.

EE 485 Introduction to Photonics (Winter 2015)
EE 488 Photonics Design Lab (Spring 2015)

The Electrical Engineering Department will have a Photonics Concentration Area starting this year.  The description about the Photonics Concentration and its course requirement can be found on  EE 485 is a pre-requisite to EE 488.

EE 485 (4 credits) covers basic topics in Optics and Photonics.  We start with presenting light in the form of electromagnetic waves, discussing its properties such as polarization, interference and diffraction.  Then we introduce the concept of photon, which enables us to learn about laser basics, laser operation and photodetection.  More specialized topics such as nonlinear optics and light modulation are also planned for this course.

EE 488 (4 credits): In this class you will have hands-on experience with optical setups and experiments. You will get familiar with various optical components, including lenses, mirrors, filters, gratings, light sources and detectors. In the first half of the course, you will build your own microscope or spectrometer. Once you are familiar with the basic technique, you will design a capstone project and carry it out.

University Disciplinary Committee Seeking Student Members

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 January 2015 and will complete their term at the end of December 2015. 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 5-7 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 at the beginning of Winter quarter in January 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 Monday, November 10th. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Tuesday, November 18th.

Thank you and best wishes for the end of the term.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Winter Quarter Course EE 400 D: Device Design Capstone

SLN 13282 EE 400 D
TTh 2:30-4:20 p.m.

I am introducing a devices capstone, to be offered for the first time in Winter 2015 as EE 400 D. We have not previously had truly device-focused capstone due to the practical challenges involved with device fabrication.  In this course, we overcome this barrier by using the state-of-the-art Sentaurus TCAD (technology computer aided design) tool. This is the same software suite that top device companies use to design their technology. Small student groups will design and test devices based on the goals they establish at the beginning of the course. Sentaurus allows coupled simulation of optics, heat and carrier transport in 1, 2 and 3 dimensional device structures. Thus, possible devices that students might design include thin film solar cells, ultra-low power transistors, high sensitivity or high speed photodetectors, RF components, and high voltage power switching transistors. The course prerequisite is EE 482. More details to come soon. Feel free to send me questions at

This will be an alternate capstone for the Sensors and Devices concentration. 

Leadership Firesides: Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present:

2014-2015 Leadership Firesides

The popular Leadership Fireside series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders will share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The diversity of guest speakers means that each Fireside will be unique. These events are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership skills. Students who want to engage in a dialogue about leadership and further develop the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders on and off campus will want to be sure to attend.
The setting is intimate and informal and space is limited for each program. Registration is strongly encouraged so you don’t miss out! Register for autumn quarter Firesides here. You may enter the registration system as many times as necessary.
Starbucks is dedicated to the development of student leaders and proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Leadership Firesides.

Autumn Leadership Firesides

 November 4 | 12:00-1:00
HUB 340
Register here

Lori Matsukawa
Broadcast journalist and civic leader  

November 12 | 3:30-4:30
HUB Fireplace lounge, 1st floor
Register here

Chris Jordan
Artist and cultural activist

Engaging Online - Strategies for Scientists: Fall Quarter Amplify Event

Over half the people in the U.S. get their news from online sources - from news websites, to Facebook and Twitter feeds, to blogs and other digital platforms. Yet, less than half of scientists communicate about their research online. What are the pros and cons for scientists who talk about science on the Internet, and what are the most strategic methods and platforms to do this?

Join us on November 18 for the first Amplify event of this academic year, moderated by the Department of Communication's "flight instructor" Anita Verna Crofts, and featuring a diverse panel of faculty and experts involved in online science engagement, to discuss the challenges and the benefits of communication science online. Drinks and snacks included!

RSVP to join the conversation!<>


  *   Trevor Branch<>, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is a recent Leopold Leadership<> fellow and avid Twitter-based<> science communicator.
  *   Dana Miller<>, Department of Biochemistry, takes a lab-based approach to sharing their work online, through blogging to social media.
  *   Liz Neeley<>, Assistant Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS<>, trains scientists to communicate their work with wider audiences - particularly through online channels.
  *   Abigail Swann<>, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology, shares her research on Twitter<> and participates in the online science blogging community<>.

Moderated by Anita Verna Crofts<>, Associate Director of University of Washington's Communication Leadership Program. Anita is interested in the ways digital media and food build, sustain, and grow communities - in concert and on their own.

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. happy hour; 5:30-6:30 p.m. panel and open conversation
Location: Vista Cafe<> in Foege Genome Sciences (GNOM)<>

RSVP Here!<>

About Amplify: Conversations about Science Communication

Amplify is a series of conversations among faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who want to explore and engage in science communication and outreach. Bringing together members from the College of the Environment and around UW, each discussion focuses on a particular challenge. We might discuss whether we can do outreach while attaining tenure; how to communicate uncertainty; where should we stand on the science-advocacy continuum; what is 'open science' and why might we care. Each event is an opportunity to consider and challenge ideas in science communication, outreach and engagement; to learn how others might be addressing this emerging 'third leg' of faculty tenure; and to amp up the conversation so that we can connect our science to society in ways that are effective, appropriate and rewarding.

Hosted by the College of the Environment, Amplify begins with conversations over a glass of wine and a bite to eat, leading to a rapid and informative panel featuring three to five faculty with diverse opinions, experience, or expertise on the topic of the night. Then we wrap up with another opportunity for casual interactions with the panelists and other attendees.

WIN 2015 Course: Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications

Healthcare Transformation: Forces, Trends, and Implications
Instructor: Dr. Lee Huntsman

Course Description: 
This graduate course provides an introduction to the changes underway in American healthcare, the forces at work, and the implications for participants in the healthcare ecosystem.  Utilizing a text, literature, lecture and guest experts, the first two thirds of the class will consider the history of healthcare, the current realities, the pressures for change and the likely directions.  The final third will consist of mini case studies, conducted by student teams, of contemporary attempts at healthcare innovation through policy changes, new technology and revised business models.
The course requires active participation in both class discussion and case study teams.

Instructor:  Lee Huntsman
A long time faculty member in Bioengineering, Professor Huntsman has held a number of administrative positions.  He was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in 2004. From 2005 to 2012, he served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a public-private partnership intended to advance life sciences research in the state.

BIOEN 599I (SLN: ), OR BIOEN 498H (SLN: 11270),
2 credits 
Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:20 p.m., HST T359
Limited to 24 students.
Enrollment by instructor permission

The course will be limited to 24 students to allow for active discussion and case study teams. If you are interested, please fill out this Catalyst survey by November 23, 2014. You will be notified shortly thereafter and enrolled in the course.
Class discussion will be enhanced by a mix of students from a variety of disciplines such as bioengineering, life sciences, public health, engineering, business, and public affairs.  If enrollment is oversubscribed, students will be selected to achieve such a mix.

Recruiting Student Volunteer for Student Life Social Media Team

Are you looking to build upon your digital communications experience with a robust and growing UW social media presence? The UW Student Life social media team is looking for a student volunteer to manage our Twitter account! ( apply, submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications for the role, as well as how your involvement on the social media team would help to strengthen student engagement with the UW Student Life brand. Additionally, craft three innovative tweets that you would use to promote an upcoming UW student-focused event of your choosing. Include a short description of how these would be used to generate buzz among our followers (hashtags welcome!). Email your submission and a link to your personal Twitter account to: Application deadline is Friday, November 7.

INROADS Recruiter coming to SHPE on 10/29!

This week we have a recruiter from a program called INROADS coming by this week. Like usual, our meetings will start at 6pm on Wednesday (October 29) at the Asian Room in the ECC. INROADS is a program that could greatly benefit your professional networking skills and help you get internships. Everyone is welcome!
And if you haven't already liked our facebook page, please do! It'll save us the long emails and helps you get some important information about jobs and internships that are available for SHPE. The link is posted below, and hope to see you on Wednesday!

2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2015 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. It offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below. 
David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.
Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.
All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
  • at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.
To learn more about this opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.
Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 12, 2015.
More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at:

Monday, October 27, 2014

OCT 28-29: D.C. Internships Info Sessions and Upcoming Deadlines

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

If yes, come to one of the five information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Tuesday, October 28
  130-220 SMI 107
  330-420 LOW 114

Wednesday, October 29
  1030-1120 GWN 1A
  1230-220  DEM 124
  230-320   GWN 1A

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW's affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships and the application process.

The program is affordable for many students. UW WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship that makes the cost of attending the 10-week program comparable to participating in a study abroad program. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and pay less for this program than regular UW tuition.

TWC's facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
 Spring Semester 2015, Regular: 11/19/14
 Summer Quarter 2015, Competitive*: 2/18/15, Regular: 3/18/15
 Autumn Quarter/Semester 2015, Competitive*: 5/6/15, Regular: 6/10/15
  * Deadline for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more. If you can't make it, contact me, Meera Roy, for an appointment (available online at -- you can change the week at the top of the screen--or you can email me for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC's website,

NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship - Next Deadline

Apply for AfterCollege Scholarships
Next Deadline: December 31st
National Security Agency Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship

$500 - Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in the field of electrical engineering. Must be a US citizen.

Apply Online
AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship

$1,000 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in any field of engineering.

Apply Online

FUNlab Looking for undergraduate research assistant

I am looking for an undergraduate student to lead and perform the redesign of the web site for the Fundamentals of Networking Laboratory:

You will work directly with me over Winter quarter, with some ramp up time this quarter, and earn independent study credit.

Qualifications: Minimum - Previous web design experience, excellent understanding of HTML and CSS techniques. Desirable - familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS), and database technologies, including PHP and MySQL; and good graphic design skills. Please point me to web sites you have done in the past, and contact me directly for consideration.

Thanks very much

Payman Arabshahi
Associate Professor, Electrical Eng.
Principal Scientist, Applied Physics Lab
University of Washington