Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Course - Interdisciplinary Research Career Development

Interdisciplinary Research Career Development: Roadmaps & Practical

SocWl 590B (Renumbered from 577) 

Winter Mondays 1:30-4:20

3 credits 

Contact Dr. Paula Nurius ( <> about
interest and for information 


Graduate seminar creating a forum for students spanning multiple disciplines

1)      learn about national trends increasing need for interdisciplinary
and transdisciplinary readiness in research careers as well as translations
between research and real world application, 

2)      focus on tools and strategies to increase one's capacities and
readiness for inter/transdisciplinary research oriented careers, 

3)      engage collaboratively with peers from other disciplines in these
aims, and 

4)      hone your interdisciplinary career roadmaps for graduate training
and beyond.


Context & Purpose:

Worldwide, social, environmental, and health systems are struggling to
respond effectively to chronic and emerging threats to health and
well-being, deepening disparities, rapidly changing environments, pressing
fiscal constraints, and an multi-level array of factors that transfer risk
and resilience across lifespans, generations, and populations.  Meeting such
interlocking challenges requires development of educational architecture
that fosters cross-disciplinary understanding of complex underlying
determinants, the ability to translate that knowledge into effective, high
impact, and sustainable action, and capacity for interprofessional
effectiveness in the emergent models of science, practice, policy, and


Yet, opportunities for discipline-spanning deep engagement between graduate
students are limited. Join us in building a temporary learning community to
practice the "doing" of interdisciplinary interaction, yet also an eye to
practical needs such as sharpened career statements, optimizing course
choices and mentorship experiences, advancing one's own programmatic or
scholarly progress, and having a clearer picture of one's near future career

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Faculty Positions in Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for faculty positions at all levels and in all areas of CS, but with particular emphasis in the areas of: Machine Learning, Theoretical Computer Science, Programming Languages, Computer Systems (including trustworthy computing, distributed, cloud, mobile, OS), Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing. Applications are encouraged from candidates whose research programs are in traditional as well as in nontraditional and interdisciplinary areas of computer science. The department is engaged in exciting new and expanding programs for research, education, and professional development, with strong ties to industry.

Applicants for positions at the assistant professor level must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, excellent academic credentials, and an outstanding ability to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will be expected to initiate and carry out independent research and to perform academic duties associated with our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. Senior level appointments with tenure are available for persons of international stature. Faculty in the department carry out research in a broad spectrum of areas and are supported by world-class facilities, starting with our department’s home in the Siebel Center for Computer Science, and including a wide range of collaborations across the university. The department has one of the leading programs in the United States, granting approximately 200 B.S. degrees, 70 M.S. degrees, and 60 Ph.D. degrees annually.

If qualified, candidates may be hired as a Blue Waters Professor. Blue Waters Professors will be provided substantial allocations on and expedited access to the Blue Waters supercomputer. Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed positions will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred starting date is August 16, 2015, but is negotiable. Applications can be submitted by going to and uploading a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement, along with names of three references. For inquiry, please call 217-244-7949 or email

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity ( We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ESS CubeSAT Course

Winter Quarter 2015
ESS490H: Special Topics - CubeSAT
SLN: 21429

The Earth and Space Science Department (through the Advanced Propulsion Laboratory - will be competing in the CubeSAT Centennial Challenge ( This challenge involves designing and builidng a CubeSAT capable to traveling beyond the moon. We are seeking undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines to participate in the development of this system. ESS490 for winter quarter will consist of lectures and a satellite subsystem research topic for presentation. Questions can be directed towards Dr. Robert Winglee (

Seattle startup looking for EE's grad students interested in Wearable Embedded devices, IOT Senors and BTLE for intern positions

eMobileCare is a startup, building a prototype to remotely monitor health and well-being of elderly at their place of residence. It also creates alerts and notifications to keep family and caregivers informed.
Currently I am looking for interns with skills in embedded software/ hardware development (C-based) and building algorithms.

One of the project will be to analyze data captured from wearable sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and pressure sensor to determine the activity state (Sitting, Walking, Lying, Sleeping, etc.).
Some knowledge of using MATLAB will be very useful.
Other projects will be based on handling data from pulse/ oximeter sensors and environmental sensors.
Good knowledge of Bluetooth Low Energy would be very useful.

Contact Khalid Siddiqui at the e-mail address ( and provide a short BIO with the areas of interest, skill set and availability.
This will establish a link for further dialog. 

INTSCI 491 - Introduction to Research (2 credits) - Course Announcement

Are you interested in undergraduate research in the biological, environmental, or physical sciences? Would you like to:
  • Demystify research culture and develop research skills?
  • Discuss research papers with a diverse community of undergraduate researchers?
  • Develop a research proposal and increase your competitiveness for research scholarships and graduate & professional programs?
Integrated Sciences 491: Introduction to Research (Thursdays, 9-10:20 a.m.) is a discussion-based course that is designed to accompany undergraduate research experiences. Students must confirm a faculty research mentor before the start of the course.

For more information or to request an add code, please email the instructor at

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lab Position at UW Bothell

My name is Christy Cherrier and I’m the lab manager in the School of STEM at UW Bothell.  We currently have an opening for an Electrical Engineering Lab Coordinator that could be well suited to a recent graduate. 

CloudNOW Top College Women in Cloud Contest

Award details:  $7500 in total award scholarship funding 
Submission Deadline: 01/15/2015
Contest Details:
Submit Your Business Plan, Technical Plan or Demo Highlighting Your Vision to Excel in a Technology Career. It is as simple and as broad as that. Please use the following as guidance:
·         Your concepts must be clearly state the origin of the idea and business impact and be supported by diagrams and illustrations. The idea can be inspired by an existing product or service so long as it is not a replication.
·         Describe how you have used cloud or converging technologies to solve a particular problem.
·         Described the benefits, efficiencies achieved, or other impact of this project in measurable and demonstrable metrics
·         Discuss the most valuable lesson learned from this project
·         Finally tell us why it should win for the Top Women in STEM Award.
1.      You must currently be in college or grad school studying STEM
2.       Women can apply for both the team and individual Award
3.       Men can apply for the team Award only, teams must be 3-5, and must have at least one woman
Submit at