Friday, April 10, 2015

Summer Class: Experiential Learning Portfolio - Students in all fields

Summer Course from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio
SLN 11584, A Term (June 23- July 21): T/Th, 2:20-4:30pm,
2 credits, CR/NC

Instructors:  Emily Smith, , Global Opportunities Program
           Kathryn Cornforth,,  Carlson Center for Leadership & Public Policy

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).

Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, April 16th, 5pm-6pm: "Beyond the Bench: Turning Community Building into a Career"

The Bioscience Careers Seminar Series Presents:

*"Beyond the Bench: Turning Community Building into a Career"*

Jennifer Pang, Ph.D.
Director of the Science and Math Institute (SAMI)
Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm
Health Sciences Building, Room T-747
Refreshments Provided

Long before graduating from UW’s Molecular and Cellular Biology program in
2010, Jenn Pang was considering leaving the bench. While still in graduate
school, Pang pursued opportunities to learn how to teach, communicate, and
work with different audiences. Pang will share practical advice on how to
pursue work beyond the bench, what it means to “network,” important lessons
she learned while working at a local science education non-profit, and the
perspective of being on selection committees at a local community college.
Jenn Pang oversees science outreach activities at Bellevue College as the
Director of the Science and Math Institute.

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This seminar series is only possible because of generous support from the
UW Departments of: The Departments of Biochemistry, Bioengineering,
Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, Genome Sciences,Microbiology,
Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, the Office of Research
and Graduate Education, the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, the
Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, the Graduate Program in
Neuroscience and the Graduate School. Thank You!

Environmental Management Graduate Certificate

Interested in sustainability, policy, and business management in the environmental field?

The Environmental Management Graduate Certificate<> is a transcriptable credential that complements a master's or doctorate and prepares you for a career in the environmental field. Students who earn the certificate:
*  Learn to solve environmental challenges by integrating business, policy, and science.
*  Add value to a real-world client by putting their education into practice.
*  Collaborate with grad students and professionals from numerous disciplines.
*  Build professional skills in project management, communications, and teamwork leading to environmental careers in consulting, public agencies, and nonprofit management.

*  3 core courses<> in environmental business, policy, and science
*  2 quarter client-based Keystone Project<>
Application<> now available. Due Friday, April 17.
Policy Core Course (select one)

*         Environmental Policy Processes (PBAF 590)

*         Resource Policy and Administration (SEFS 571/PBAF 592)

*         Natural Resource Policy and Planning (ESRM 470)

*         Environmental Planning and Permitting in Practice (ENVIR 485)

*         Marine Policy Analysis (SMEA 519)

*         Public Policy Processes (POLS 575)
Science Core Course (select one)

*         Role of Scientific Information in Environmental (PBAF 597)

*         Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards (PBAF 589/ENVH 577)

*         Life Cycle Assessment (ME 515)

*         Toxic Chemicals and Human Health (ENVH 405)

*         Hazardous Waste Management (ENVH 446)
Business Core Course (select one)

*         Business Strategy and the Natural Environment (ENVIR 502)

*         Cases in Sustainability (IBUS 545)

Questions? Please get in touch at<>.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Seminar: On the Integration of Microelectronic Devices on Rigid and Flexible Platforms

Dr. Rahul Panat
ME 520 Seminar
Tuesday, April 14
12:30 p.m.
MEB 238

Successful implementation of the microelectronic devices and systems for various applications requires that its components, having heterogeneous material sets, be ‘integrated’ over a platform, i.e., be able to undergo a simultaneous mechanical deformation without failure. Examples of such an integration include the ultra-high performance (UHP) microprocessor packages, where integration of ceramic capacitors very close to the microprocessor core is necessary to get the prescribed processor performance. Starting with the microprocessor package structure and design fundamentals, I will discuss a particular problem of crack formation in the UHP microprocessors at Intel along with issues such as solder bridging, and interconnect cracks. HVM compatible (i.e. scalable) solution paths will be described which solved the interface fracture issues, enabling the realization of the UHP microprocessors in the marketplace.
A challenging problem of the integration of electronic components on flexible platforms will also be discussed. We have developed a metal-elastomer system with engineered interfaces to obtain ultra-stretchable interconnects that can undergo a linear strain of >100% without failure. Such stretch-ability is obtained without any geometrical manipulations such as serpentines or out-of-plane wrinkles. It is shown that the resistivity remains within about 15% during the deformation, indicating an ideal use of this system for wearable applications. Possible mechanisms such as recrystallization and the suppression of necking instability in achieving the high stretch-ability are discussed. In addition, a successful development of stretchable Li-ion battery using origami principles is presented. Lastly, some recent advances in printed electronics and large-strain sensors at the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at WSU are discussed.

Bio: Dr. Rahul Panat received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He worked at Intel’s manufacturing R&D from 2004-2014 before joining WSU in Fall 2014. At Intel, Dr. Panat worked on lead-free conversion of flash memory processors, fine line–space PCB development, and ceramic capacitors and their integration in IC chips. He was the lead process R&D engineer for industry’s first halogen free IC chip. Dr. Panat also worked as an adjunct faculty at the Arizona State University from 2012-2014 in the area of flexible Li-ion batteries. Dr. Panat is building the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at WSU with concentration in the areas of flexible electronics, 3-D mm wave antennas, Li-ion batteries, and printed electronics. Dr. Panat is the recipient of several awards including a Gold Medal from MRS, and several Divisional Recognition Awards at Intel, including one for his work on the halogen-free chip.

CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars Summer Program

We are pleased to announce a brand new opportunity for UW undergraduate students: the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led startups, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 award and earn course credit.

Eight different internships are available this year, in fields such as engineering, pain medicine, immunology, biorobotics and user interface design.  Students with backgrounds in programming, graphic design, molecular biology, business, public health, statistics, psychology and more should apply.

WHEN: Summer 2015 (June 22 – August 21)
EARN: $5,000 and course credit
DEADLINE: Monday, April 27 at 5:00 PM

Students from all three campuses are invited to apply.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Spring 2015 are not eligible; students who will graduate in Summer 2015 or later are eligible).  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.

EXPD E-Portfolio Fridays - workshop series!

re you working on an e-portfolio this spring, or interested in getting started on one? Join us for any or all of these sessions to get tips, tools, feedback, and connect with other students working on e-portfolios. Need to give yourself some deadlines for completing critical pieces of your e-portfolio? These workshop dates could be helpful for that and would allow you to dedicate time toward completing those pieces. Bring your laptop!

·         Peer Interviews:  Friday, April 17, 2015, 12:30-1:50pm, MGH 173R
o   Develop content for your e-portfolio by engaging in relaxed and conversational interviews with your peers to identify key learning experiences, strengths and abilities gained from those experiences.
·         Artifacts/Examples of Work: Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:30-1:50pm, MGH 173R
o   How do you select relevant, appropriate, engaging, and demonstrative papers, photos, videos, art pieces, and other examples of your work to share through your e-portfolio? Who is your audience and what do you want to show them to tell your story? Brainstorm and get feedback from peers and facilitators.
·         Open Work Session: Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:30-1:50pm, MGH 173R
o   Drop in to work on your e-portfolio, get feedback on it from peers and facilitators, or just make sure you dedicate time to getting it done!
·         Presentation Practice Session: Friday, May 8, 2015, 12:30-1:50pm, MGH 171E
o   Will you be presenting your e-portfolio later this spring? Come practice with us and get critical feedback from peers and facilitators! Bring even a rough draft of your portfolio and presentation ideas to try out; it doesn’t need to be complete or polished. This is an opportunity to get feedback on your ideas while you still have time to edit before your final presentation.

City of Seattle - Summer internships

The City of Seattle has multiple internship openings, including year-long and summer only internships; varieties of majors ranging from Engineering to Business to Culinary to Communications, etc… Please visit our employment website at under the “Student Opportunities” Tab for more details. The majority of these internships are closed on Tuesday, April 21st at 4:00 pm.

Summer 2015 Online Courses Available

Register now for summer quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this summer you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load. 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 summer 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:

DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103: Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)
321: American Foreign Policy (I&S)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Information Sessions for Washington State Legislative Internship Program, April 13th!

    On Monday, April 13th, there will be four half-hour long information sessions for the Washington State Legislative Internship Program.  This is a paid, full-time internship in Olympia where the students work as legislative aids for the State House or Senate while earning 15 credits.
    This is an amazing chance to develop important skills, connections, and knowledge that will be a benefit in almost any professional environment.  Although there are similar internship programs in other state legislatures, this one is considered one of the best of its kind.  Many of the other legislative internship programs were based on the success of this program.
    This internship is open to students from ALL majors and runs during Winter quarter when the legislature is in session.

All four information sessions are in Gowen Hall, room 1A.  Feel free to attend any of the sessions:


More information at:
Or email the coordinators at:
Or contact Mark Weitzenkamp in the Political Science Advising Office

Job Openings with Coverity Group

Coverity is changing the way companies develop software. For years companies and consumers tolerated software that was full of functional defects and security holes. In today’s world that is no longer acceptable.

Coverity spun out of Stanford University in 2004 with a new method of Static Analysis able to catch functional and security defects at the very beginning of the development cycle. The ability to automatically detect defects combined with a uniquely low false positive rate has led to rapid developer adoption, and Coverity has become the leader in Application Quality and Security, with 5x the revenue of the nearest competitor.

Now as part of Synopsys, Coverity is expanding from a highly differentiated point tool company into a full platform solution solving the quality and security problem with fundamental and highly innovative solutions. Additional information can be found at

You name a product in your daily life, and it is likely that we made it better by improving the software. We are proud that the software of the Mars Rover Curiosity is "Coverity-clean" and our products contributed to the success of the large Hadron Collider. In addition, Coverity provides free code analysis to open source projects through our SCAN initiative and most top universities use us as part of their Computer Science curriculum to demonstrate software testing at its best.

We’re looking for exceptional C/C++ and Java developers with backgrounds in, or an interest in learning compiler technology for a host of the most popular programming languages. You will be expected to learn new programming languages and new open source/closed source compilers on a regular basis, improve and adapt them to generate a unified AST and add security models for the most popular frameworks for each language.

These roles are perfect for technologists with strong programming skills, interest-in/knowledge-of the latest compiler technology, who want to grow rapidly and keep abreast of the latest state-of-the art programming languages.

Software Engineers USA - Washington – Seattle or CANADA - Alberta – Calgary
  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree in computer science or related fields
  • Experience in C/C++ development (4+ years)
  • Experience with Object Oriented programming and design

Java Developer USA - California – San Francisco
  • BS/MS Computer Science or related fields
  • Expertise in Java and/or C#
  • Solid understanding of HTTP protocol and web browsers

Backend Web Applications Engineer USA - California – San Francisco
  • BS/MS Computer Science or related fields
  • Expertise in Java programming
  • Experience implementing the back end of enterprise web applications
  • Experience in the use of one or more web application frameworks

Join Synopsys Today!
Learn about career opportunities by visiting:

Coverity will be present at the UW Spring Career Fair.

Join Synopsys Today! Learn about full time career and internship opportunities by visiting:

CEE 220 offering in Autumn 2015

The Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department will be offering CEE 220 Mechanics of Materials in Autumn Quarter 2015.  

This is good news for engineering students because it will allow students to take CEE 220 in the fall and better distribute engineering course requirements across all three academic-year quarters.  (The prerequisite for CEE 220 is AA 210 Statics.)

Historically, CEE 220 and ME 230 have only been offered in winter and spring quarters, so this will mark the first time CEE 220 will be offered in autumn quarter.  CEE 220 will continue to be offered in winter and spring quarters as well.

CEE 220 is scheduled for MWF 9:30-10:20AM (lecture) in autumn quarter.  Students will register for a lab section on Thursday at 10:30AM-12:20PM (lab AA) or at 3:30-5:20PM (lab AB).   As with any course offering, course time is subject to change based on classroom availability.   Instructor will be professor Laura Lowes.

CEE 220 is an admission requirement for AA, CEE, and ME, and a graduation requirement for the IND E and MSE.    

If you have questions, please contact

ISS Final Year Workshop for International Students

Final Year Workshop for F-1 International Students
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2:30-4:00pm

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.

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,

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


We are hosting 2 identical LEED Green Associate Training Sessions:
UW, Seattle – LEED Green Associate Training – April 11 2015

When: April 11th 2015 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Where: UW Seattle - More Hall - Room TBA (tentative) -


-       OR     -

Seattle - McKinstry Building – Training Room – April 9 2015
When: April 9th 2015 – 3:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: McKinstry Offices - 5005 3rd Avenue S Seattle -

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 2500 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.  A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

Preparing for Graduate School Application - workshop series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation.

Scholarships 201: Searching & Applying for Graduate Funding as an Undergrad
This session will include information on discipline specific scholarships, national funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications. RSVP to attend at
Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop
Develop your undergraduate CV for use in graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae ("CV" or "vitae") is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

Personal Statement Writing Workshop
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at
Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshop
This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters. RSVP to attend at
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

Additional information and resources are available on our website:

Student Tax Classes This Week!

Student Tax class for Non-US Residents / International Students
UW non-resident students may receive tax forms related to US source funds they receive. The information contained in these forms can be confusing. Student Fiscal Services sponsors tax classes with student tax information for UW non-resident students. The session focuses on helping students understand the 1042S forms sent out by the UW Payroll Office. This class is co-sponsored by International Student Services Office. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
April 7, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
Student Tax class for Graduate and Professional Students:
Join us to learn about student taxes including information on the 1098-T form. This workshop is jointly presented by the UW Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and UW Student Fiscal Services.
April 8, 2015
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
Student Tax class for US Residents:
You've received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits plus tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
April 9, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Odegaard room 220
You can find more information on our tax class website:

Spring brings Career Fair prep! Employer-Led Workshop

Employer-Led Workshops
Come join us to hear straight from top employers about important and timely career-related topics!  Next up? INROADS presenting on how to Navigate a Career Fair.

Employer-Led Workshop: Navigating a Career Fair (presented by INROADS)
Wednesday, April 8th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

During this Navigating a Career Fair presentation INROADS will help you to create a plan to find an internship or full-time position at the UW’s Spring Career Fair on April 16th. Our session will help you to determine why and when to attend a career fair, create a plan and focus your efforts and follow through on your connections. Instead of sitting back, and taking notes, we will work through developing your strategy for landing an internship for summer 2015 or a full-time career-focused position post-graduation.

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

Monday, April 6, 2015

Invitation to Boeing REACH Spring Social

Spring Soiree
Saturday, April 18
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave

Contact | Add to Outlook | Tickets
Tickets are selling fast for one of REACH Puget Sound’s largest and most popular annual events! This year our Spring Soiree will be held at the Seattle Art Museum, with complimentary private access to the galleries during the party. Join us for an amazing evening of networking, gorgeous art, live DJ, dancing, beer, wine, cocktails, and a delicious dessert buffet. This is your chance to get dressed up and enjoy the best that Seattle has to offer! Bring your friends, or come solo and meet other young professionals from the region.

Tickets are available at the link above. Don’t wait to get yours – this event historically sells out!
Under 21 and non-Boeing guests are welcome. Dress code is semiformal/cocktail.

Announcement & Invitation: Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Students

Now accepting applications!
Entrepreneurship Minor
for non-business majors
Apply Now
Deadline: April 25
Learn More

Some people are just born to change the world. They see opportunities everywhere—from the daily annoyances to the grand challenges that face our society. But we can tell you that it takes more than a great idea. It takes the savvy skill set, knowledge, and energy of an entrepreneur.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future,

get the business know-how
with the Foster School’s new, competitive Entrepreneurship Minor for undergraduates.

Attend an OPEN HOUSE
at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship!

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome.
Tuesday, April 14 | 12:30-1:20:  Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall 2nd flr
Tuesday, April 14 | 5-6 PM:  Herbold Innovation Lab, Dempsey 211

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RSVP for an Open House

Spring $tart $mart Wage Negotiation Workshop

Internship opportunities @ Terminal Eye

TerminalEye is looking for a cellphone App and web developer

Located in Bellevue WA, TerminalEye is a new cellphone app startup specializing in social networking applications.
There are currently two app developer positions open, one web developer position, and one graphical designer position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experienced in both iOS and Android app developing and/or in web design and developing
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative, team environment
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

How To Apply:

Please submit your resume to and include a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit as an Cellphone App Developer/Web Developer for TerminalEye. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the US.