Friday, January 16, 2015

Questions about teaching or networking? The Career Center can help!

“A Day in the Life of a Teacher”
Wednesday, January 21st
4:00-5:30pm, HUB 214

Wondering what it’s like to be a teacher?  Whether you need a particular major? How to get started?  What it takes to be successful? 

Come hear from a panel of teachers, all of whom took different paths and programs to arrive at becoming teachers in elementary or secondary settings.  This moderated panel will include 4-5 teachers whose paths included City Year, Teach for America, and/or programs through our own UW College of Education, as well as time for post-panel Q&A.

No RSVP required; space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Career Center is proud to partner with C21, the College of Arts & Sciences, Pipeline Project, DREAM Project, the Carlson Center and the College of Education to produce this event.

“Networking Know-How” presented by American Family Insurance
Wednesday, January 21st
12:30-1:20pm, the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

“Networking Know-How” will teach you how to maximize your networking success by learning about the business of others and finding business allies for mutually beneficial partnerships.  A key to great networking is all about what you do after making that connection – join us and learn how to develop those connections and create processes for yourself to build and nurture your network.

No RSVP required; space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Interested in Solar Power?

Hello EE Students,

If you are interested in using your knowledge outside of the classroom in order to support the growth of solar power, then keep reading this message. If you are not interested in solar energy, then wake up!

UW Solar is a young, student driven organization that aims to increase the impact of solar energy, not only on the UW campus, but wherever we can. There is a large degree of autonomy for all members, although you will usually be assigned tasks based on your strengths. 

Our large meetings take place in Gould Hall, room 142, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30, but depending on your subgroup meeting times may vary. 

For more information please contact:
Meghan (Outreach Lead) -

Does Solar actually work in Seattle? Yes.
Do I have to know anything about solar? No.
How many solar panels has UW Solar installed? An array on HFS Mercer Court
Is this paid? No, but it is possible to receive independent studies credits if you find a faculty to sponsor you.
What if my schedule conflicts with meeting times? We can work around it, but make sure to communicate well with you team.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Employer Connections Fair - Feb. 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m., HUB North Ballroom

The Information School is excited to invite you to participate in this year’s Employer Connections Fair! It will be held on Wednesday, February 4th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the HUB North Ballroom. The Employer Connections Fair (ECF) is an opportunity to engage with employers interested in hiring a wide range of information technology and information science jobs and internships. The fair is open to iSchool students and others across campus who are seeking jobs and internships in the information science field.

A list of employers that will be represented at ECF can be found here.

Please feel free to contact with any questions. We hope to see you at the Fair!

Summer Research @ CURENT (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

June 1st  - July 24th, 2015

Application Submission Deadline: March 15, 2015

Initial Applicant Reviews will begin in December 2014.  Additional applicants will be added to the pool until the deadline.  Final Applicant Reviews will occur between  March 1st and March 15th.

REU Flyer (PDF)
Our Center offers undergraduate students outside of UT, Knoxville the chance to perform in-depth research with faculty at CURENT's world class facilites. Students will work on various research topics. More specifically, these projects will investigate:
  • power systems
  • power electronics and drives
  • alternative energy sources
  • cyber security & smart grid
  • energy storage
  • control and communication
  • power transmission
  • large data analytics and visualization
  • distributed and collaborative visualization
  • power market structures
  • fault resiliency through robust collaboration among local controllers
Each student will customize their own research based on personal interests by working closely with faculty and graduate students throughout an eight week summer program.
The program will culminate with a poster presentation to faculty, graduate students and fellow researchers to highlight each individual's work.

Program Details:

Our REU program typically begins during late May and runs through July. Each student earns approximately $4,000 (exact amounts are TBD in October) for 8 weeks of research, and campus housing is provided at no cost. We will also cover travel expenses up to $500.
Meals will be the responsibility of the student, but UT's campus is conveniently located less than 1 mile from a large variety of restaurants. Campus dining also provides additional meal options.

To apply to the Summer REU Program, you must:

1) Be a junior or non-graduating senior student at an accredited college or university in the United States.
2) Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
3) Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
4) Be able to devote 35-40 hours per week to the program from 9am through 5pm M-F.
5) Not take classes or hold other employment during the REU period.
6) Attend all required programs, seminars, lectures, etc. each week.


The Center is committed to promoting diversity within science and engineering. We especially encourage women, students from underrepresented groups (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander), and students with disabilities.

Application Requirements:

To apply for CURENT's Summer REU program, you will need to submit:
  • Online application
  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty advisers
  • 2-page personal statement explaining background, research interests & career goals
Note: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in full-time accredited undergraduate institutions.


Systems Engineer for Embedded Analytics with Texas Instruments

This engineering position involves the development of embedded signal processing solutions for industrial, environmental, security and health related applications. The job involves acquiring system expertise in a given application area, designing a system solution reference design (sensing algorithms and data analytics for TI product portfolio: MCU, sensor AFE, etc), creating system simulations to demonstrate solution feasibility and constructing system prototypes to demonstrate functionality. We are looking for a dynamic, self‐motivated, hard‐working, results‐oriented individual to contribute in an extremely talented team environment.

  • System Knowledge: develop and apply system expertise in a given application area and design solutions using TI silicon portfolio (MCUs, MPUs, DSPs, analog components, etc.)
  • Signal Processing: develop algorithms to calibrate, intelligently operate sensors and analysis sensing data in embedded devices for a given application area
  • Hardware Design: Define AFE hardware requirements and proven characteristics to interface sensors to digital signal processing unit (DSPs, MCUs, MPUs) and work with board designers to develop prototype systems
  • Verification: Provide complete system simulations to validate the viability of a given solution, analyze system performance requirements and perform system tradeoff analysis
  • Prototyping: develop a working prototype together with team members with TI portfolio: MCU/MPU/DSP device + AFE + sensor to demonstrate solutions which include develop final SW implementing the algorithms efficiently.
  • Packaging: provide self‐contained package (documentation, simulations, software, hardware, test infrastructure) to ensure a smooth transition of given solution to business unit
  • Customer Interactions: work with business units to engage with customers, demonstrate system knowledge and provide system support
  • Networking: identify business units within the company that would benefit from systems knowledge/solutions developed in the group
  • Intellectual Property : Generate relative patents for TI to protect TI position in the application area.
  • Emerging Technologies: monitor competitive landscape for performance benchmark relative to competition and find new applications/opportunities in the embedded analytics space using existing TI products or define future products.
Job Requirements:
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering (algorithm and signal processing background)
  • Demonstrated signal processing algorithm design experience for environmental sensors (e.g. acoustic, motion, temp, pressure), magnetic (flux, hall), position sensors (encoders, IR, US, accel), bio‐medical sensors (e.g. ECG, EEG, EKG, HRM)
  • Analyze competitor landscape and identify areas of differentiation for TI
  • Develop project plan, identify key milestones and develop time estimates for each milestone to complete the project
  • Proficient with Matlab/Simulink to develop system simulations that include sensor models and circuit components to analyze the potential HW + SW solutions
  • Provide HW/SW partitioning analysis for most efficient system implementation
  • Proven ability to migrate simulated solutions to prototype design
  • Proficient with the C programming language, real‐time embedded software/operating system and experience with SW development tools (e.g. CCS/Eclipse)
  • Proven ability to develop real‐time analog + MCU processor solution, which includes understanding of MCU HW architectures to configure necessary HW components needed to implement a given solution
  • Debug HW and SW and deliver a functional prototype
  • Work with others and brainstorm potential solutions
  • Deliver solutions on‐time with high quality
  • Follow SW module development process: develop module design document, develop module test plan, design SW according to coding standard, organize design reviews (e.g. algorithm, software), provide test results, provide module requirements (e.g. code size, MIPs), integrate module into existing SW frameworks. Familiar with SW management tools such as Git

Free 3D Printing for UW Faculty Staff and Students

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer 3D printing to UW students, staff, and faculty. Priority is given to health sciences students and class assignments. This printing service is only available to current UW students, staff, and faculty.

During a pilot period of Jan 12 - Feb 27, 2015, there will be no charge for this service. Future charges will be based on the cost of supplies and data gathered during the pilot project.

Visit the website listed above to learn about submitting a 3D print job.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The TI Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest 2015 in sponsorship with Mouser is now open to undergraduate and graduate students attending universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. To compete, students must use 2 or more TI analog ICs and a TI Processor in their student design project. Register early to get a head start on your design project with free tools and design support.

Enter Today

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Summer Research Program Opportunity in Pain Treatment

New! Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program - Deadline Feb 17th
The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program exposes undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program offers immersive summer research experiences for seven UW students each summer with faculty in both basic science and clinical research in the treatment of chronic pain. Selected students will receive a $4,000 stipend and engage in weekly research seminars and workshops, networking opportunities, and social activities. Students with backgrounds in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering with interests in exploring research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.
Information Sessions, RSVP Here
·                     Friday, January 16, 2015
·                     Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Application and Program Information:

Diversity Career Fair - January 27, 2015

JOBS!  INTERNSHIPS!  Something for ALL UW students! A fantastic opportunity!

What:     Diversity Career Fair
When:   Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Where:  University of Washington - Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom
Time:     5:30PM-8:30PM

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts & the Sciences)
All Class Levels (Freshman,Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad, PhD)

Dress: Business Casual

FBI Cyber Internship Program - Apply by Jan. 20

An internship is a great first step to a cyber career with the FBI. Cyber-skilled interns receive on-the-job training and exposure to national and international cyber investigations.
Internship Requirements:
>> Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited school or university
>> Must be a college junior, senior or graduate student at the time of hire. (A participant cannot be graduating before the program begins)
>> Must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application
Preferred Degrees: Computer Forensics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Security, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Science, Information Assurance, Network Administration, & Software Engineering
More information on the Cyber Internship Program

Current Opportunities
Accepting Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Applications
The Cyber Internship Application will be Open December 19, 2014 - January 20, 2015.

Apply Now

Women of Color Panel - WINFO

Women in Informatics would like to invite you to our Women of Color in Tech Speaker Panel. Learn more about the experiences of women of color in the tech industry and get advice on how to be successful in your career. There will be a Q&A session, so bring your questions! This panel will be held, Tuesday, January 20th, 12:30 to 1:30 in Dempsey Hall 112Check out the event's Facebook for more information:

Monday, January 12, 2015

ISS/SLS - Intro to the U.S. Legal System for International Students

Student Legal Services (SLS) is a law office on the UW-Seattle campus that provides confidential legal advice and representation to its students. Students often come to SLS with issues involving landlord/tenant, contracts, family law, criminal law, and estate planning, but we also provide assistance in other areas. SLS helps to educate individual students about their legal rights and responsibilities, which enables them to make educated legal choices.
Come learn about the basics of the U.S. legal system and how to navigate U.S. law as an international student!
Wednesday, January 21, 12:30-1:30pm
Please check in with ISS at Schmitz Hall 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve sign up list. Sign up for the workshop will begin at 12:00 pm the day of the workshop.

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

2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics at The Johns Hopkins University

I am writing to announce the 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics at The Johns Hopkins University in the Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology Engineering Research Center (CISST ERC) / Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR). The REU program is an intensive ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. In the program, each REU student receives hands-on laboratory research experience under guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. The students will also receive classes on ethics in research and technical communication. A stipend and housing will be provided by the program.

The deadline to apply is March 2, 2015. Your students can learn about the application process using this link:-

If your students have any questions, they can reach me at 410-516-6841 or email me at

Due Jan. 16 - for Grad. Students & Postdocs - Los Alamos National Laboratory 2015 Science of Signatures Advanced Studies Institute

This is an opportunity for Postdocs and Graduate students to participate in the 2015 Science of Signatures Advanced Studies Institute at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  They are looking for young researchers from all technical fields to participate in a professional development program, which will take place at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from April 13-May 1, 2015.

The Engineering Institute will invite a select group of accomplished Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers to learn the professional skills needed to write proposals and secure research funding. 

Applications must be received by Jan. 16, 2015.
(Acceptance notifications will be sent by Jan. 30, 2015.)

Additional information can be found at
Questions? Please contact or David Mascarenas

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship - Application Now Open!

Apply Online by March 2, 2015
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.
  • Annual award amount: $2,500 - $7,500 depending on class standing
  • Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
  • Approximately 750 applicants will selected for 2015-2016
The application for 2015-16 is now available on the WSOS website, with a deadline of March 2, 2015.

A poster and a sample application are also available for you to download from our website. We sincerely appreciate your help spreading the word about this scholarship! 

Please contact us if you have any questions!