Friday, April 17, 2015

Green Dot Bystander Training Sign-Up

Registration is now open for the next Green Dot Bystander Training onMay 16th. If you have not yet heard about Green Dot, it is a movement on campus focused on the prevention of sexual violence by training students on how to be active Bystanders, and you can find more information here:
To sign up you can head to the Green Dot Website seen above, or click directly on the link at the end of this message. As always, this training will include a free lunch along with a free UW T-shirt. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn valuable skills, boost your resume, and help your fellow Huskies stay safe.

EE539C: Advanced Topics in Solid State: Nanophotonics (SLN: 13414)

Course Instructor: Arka Majumdar (
Course offered: Fall, 2015 (TTh 2:30-3:50pm; EEB 045)

Spanning the entire history of human civilization light has remained one of the most important media for information and knowledge transfer, starting with the lighting of fire to alert people of imminent danger in pre-historic era. Understanding the property and behavior of light is crucial for realms beyond just data and knowledge transfer. It is well-known that high speed internet, novel display, ubiquitous camera rely on photonic technologies. Apart from these, numerous other technologies like solar cell, bio- and chemical sensing and medical imaging depend heavily on optics.

Today, we are in a remarkable position to manipulate light in the most innovative manner. We have optical devices with nano-meter scale features, where the light propagation fundamentally changes. With nanoscale confinement of light, one can study quantum optics in solid state systems. This opens up advanced avenues of exploration for a variety of applications. These devices enable integrated photonics, novel quantum optics and new functionalities like negative refraction of light and superlensing. In this course, you will learn about such nanoscale photonic devices, via literature survey, problem solving and numerical simulations.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with electro-magnetics, and solid-state devices will be helpful, although the course is designed to be self-contained. Some MATLAB programming will be required for the class.

Feedback from last year:
This course made me realize how important it is to really think about how the application of the physics to a specific technology or device might change and if the application to that technology or device is even feasible.

The examples of practical challenges with designs and experiments. Discussing these topics was extremely interesting, as much of this is not clearly stated in literature. Except for courses like this, similar information is very difficult to find.

GRE Classes

The UW Women's Center will be hosting a series in May for both GRE and Basic Math Refresher Courses. It is open to all, not just UW students.

GRE: $275
Basic Math Refresher: $90

Thursday, April 16, 2015

College of Engineering Student Advisory Council 2015-16

Deadline: September 4th, 5pm, 2015

COESAC provides a student perspective on planning and budgeting issues for the College of Engineering.  The group, which consists of approximately 12 undergraduates, 5 graduate students, and 3 at-large representatives, meets on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:00 in the COE Dean’s conference room to discuss a broad range of issues.  During the 2013-14 academic year, COESAC submitted recommendations the Dean on issues ranging from changing the admissions model for UW COE departments to providing opportunities for multi-disciplinary capstones.  This year they are in the process of assisting the College create its budget and create more maker space on campus.  COESAC seeks to include a diverse range of student perspectives in its conversations, and to bring about tangible changes to the student experience in the College of Engineering. 
The time commitment involved in serving on COESAC is significant.  The Council meets at least once a month, and will often generate its own agenda.  Students should be self-motivated to provide a student voice on issues facing the College.  The Dean will provide a charge to the Council at the beginning of the year and will come to the Council with planning questions for student input, but the Council will also be asked to identify one to two areas of need within the College and work independently on proposals for solving that need.  Applicants should ensure that they are available to meet on Friday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 for the duration of the academic year.  It has proved just too difficult to schedule meetings at any other time.  Dean Bragg or his designee will attend most of the Council’s meetings, except when the Council chooses to meet without him.  Although Council members are not strictly “representatives” of any particular student group (that is the role of ASUW), they are encouraged to solicit and present to the Council the views of as wide a cross-section of students as possible.
Students interested in applying to be members of COESAC for the 2015-16 academic year, should submit an application via Catalyst (above), detailing their qualifications for serving on the Council. 

Councilmember Duties

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:
  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms with 1-year reappointment possible.
  • Staggered terms (i.e., some will proceed for re-appointment at end of first year. The council will ask for volunteers to serve an additional year or end terms as needed for staggered terms.
  • Reappointment does not require a new application.
  • Total annual commitment: minimum 35-45 hours, including meeting time, preparation for meetings, and follow-through work arising from decisions at meetings.

Meeting Schedule:
  • Monthly/BiMonthly meetings, except summer quarter (~8/year).
  • Standing meeting time set annually (1.5 hours/meeting).
  • Dean’s Office staff will attend meetings depending on agenda.
  • The Dean or his designee will likely attend most meetings as well, depending on schedules and the agenda.

Key topics that may be addressed annually by the Student Advisory Council:
  • Budget issues and planning
  • Student recruitment and retention (focus on increasing diversity)
  • Student engagement outside of the classroom
  • Course fees
  • Academic Programs (new programs and expansion of existing programs)
Questions? Contact

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Call for Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteers!

The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year's 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11am - 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium.

Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up: Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Volunteer, and we appreciate your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

Boeing Entry Level Positions - Business and Engineering

Open the door to your possible future career within facilities management and more at the Boeing Company!

Boeing Site Services is seeking candidates interested in facilities related careers for a number of Entry Level Project Administrator, Facilities Engineer, and Facilities Analyst positions beginning Summer 2015. Please see the attached flyer for detailed job descriptions and job requisition numbers. These positions are only posted from April 2 – April 22, so apply ASAP!

Utilize your passion to deliver innovative and effective services that support the competitive design and manufacture of aerospace and defense products. By integrating services, our facilities team delivers greater value, creates "lean" processes and operations, leverages buying power and simplifies access to services for all of Boeing.


Successful candidates will exhibit the following competencies: Adaptability, Analytical Skills, Communication, Continuous Improvement, Decision Making, Initiative, Leadership, and Teamwork

Preferred majors: Business, Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Architecture, Supply Chain, or Economics (degree must be completed by July, 2015). Please see the attached flyer for requisition numbers and instructions on how to apply.

To apply for opportunities, go to and enter the requisition number(s) in the attached flyer. Please include your graduation date, GPA, and the positions you applying for (in the objective statement) on your resume. Hope to see you at Boeing!

Facilities Engineer Level 1 Electrical Req#:1500012211

Toastmasters' Open House

Find Your Voice! Toastmasters is a great way to learn and practice the public speaking you will need in college career. It’s also inexpensive and convenient – Husky Toastmasters is located close to campus in Schmitz Hall!  We meet every Thursday from Noon to 1pm and welcome students.
We will be having an Open House this Thursday, April 16, featuring guest speaker Todd Cudaback from the internationally acclaimed talk radio show “Life Mastery Radio with Todd Alan”.  Join us from 12pm – 1pm in Schmitz Hall 170 this Thursday, and learn more about what Toastmasters can do for you!
What: Find Your Voice with Toastmasters!
Where: Husky Toastmasters, Schmitz Hall 170
When: Thursday, April 16, from Noon – 1pm
Why: To learn how Toastmasters can help you find your public speaking voice!

Electrical-Engineer-in-Training Position with Cushing Terrell Architects Engineers

Cushing Terrell Architects Engineers in Seattle, WA, is seeking an Electrical-Engineer-in-Training with 0-3 years of experience in designing building electrical systems.

Our office is located in downtown Seattle, convenient to commute to by bus or train. Cushing Terrell is surrounded by first class restaurants and offers phenomenal views of Puget Sound. This is an exciting opportunity with tremendous growth potential. If you would like to be part of a top-notch company with a talented and dynamic staff, submit your resume to Visit for more details and a list of career opportunities firm-wide.

UW SEBA upcoming events

Info Session:  Hear McKinsey & Company on their Business Analyst Program
When: Thursday, April 23rd, 6-8 PM
Where: HUB 332
What: McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm comprised of over 9,000 consultants spread across 100 offices in more than 60 countries. We have over 85 years of experience serving the world's leading institutions, including 90 of the top 100 corporations, more than 90 governments, and 5 of the top 10 U.S. foundations. The Business Analyst program is designed for individuals with fewer than 4 years of work experience and an undergraduate or master's degree. They help to deliver the innovative thinking and business-changing recommendations that are core to our client work. Pagliacci Pizza & refreshments provided!
Co-hosted by Montlake Consulting Group

Upcoming Experience Opportunities!
ZINO Pitch Tank: Battle Round 

When: Tuesday, April 21st, 4 PM-9 PM
Where: The Rainier Club
What: Want to attend the Zino Pitch Tank for free? By volunteering for Zino at their event you will get free admission to watch entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and hear what investors are looking for. Click here for details. Email if you are interested in helping out! 

WTIA First Look Forum 

When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2 PM-6 PM
Where: Perkins Coie
What: Want to attend the WTIA First Look Forum for free? The First Look Forum is a bi-annual showcase wherein 12 seed-stage companies too early for traditional angel and venture capital forums can go to meet people, make connections, and get started. Click here for details. Email if you are interested in helping out!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Summer Intern for Network Simulator

Qualcomm is looking for summer interns to use network-level simulator to study multimedia telephony performance over LTE-A.
Good networking knowledge and network simulator experience is required.
The location is in San Diego, CA.
The internship is for 3 months.
If you are interested, please forward your Resume to and, and copy the job description above in your email. Please use the title “summer intern for network simulator” for your email.