Thursday, May 14, 2015

Job Opening at Leviton - Engineering Rotation Program

Do you have a passion for ingenuity and innovation?
Do you want to be part of a team that designs and develops state-of-the-art solutions that offer great functionality, built-in intelligence, and supports sustainability?

Leviton has identified the need for new engineers to apply their skills on a global stage and to learn the ‘business’ of engineering across multiple product platforms and markets. The world is fast-paced and Leviton is the smart place to apply your skills.

So make the “Smart Choice” and apply to become a part of our Engineering and Product Development Program. This program is designed for high-caliber engineers to get exposure across Leviton with four six-month assignments. Selected candidates will gain first-hand experience working alongside the top industry professionals as part of the largest, privately held global provider of electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and energy management systems.

► About the Program
As a program participant, you will complete four assignments (each assignment six months in duration) across Leviton’s Global Business Units:
1. Energy Management
2. Networking
3. Residential
4. Home Automation Systems
5. Industrial / Electric Car Charging

► Eligible Candidates:
• Will graduate in May or June 2015
• Must be pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and/or Industrial Engineering from an accredited college or university
• Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
• With prior intern, co-op, or research experience is preferred
• Exhibit leadership, analytical, and effective communication skills
• Must be willing to travel and relocate for rotational assignments
• Must be committed to completing the two-year job rotation
• Must be willing to permanently relocate to the State in which a position is available at the end of the program

Here is the link to directly apply at our website:

Disability Studies Symposium at UW, May 21-23

Pacific and Western Disability Studies Symposium: Connecting Disability Studies, Disability Justice, and Disability Arts
University of Washington Seattle on May 21-23, 2015
We’re excited to make connections! Share widely. All are welcome.
Please be sure to sign up for lunch on Friday, May 22, using this form (deadline May 15):
Info about accessibility, content, sponsors:
Questions? Email to
Featured activists, scholars, and artists are Patty Berne of Sins Invalid, musician Mindie Lind, and DS scholars Susan Schweik and Elizabeth Wheeler.  The symposium aims to enhance collaborations in the field of disability studies in the region and to explore the relationship between the disability justice framework and disability studies.
Thursday, May 21, 4-6:30pm, Disability Arts and Culture (refreshments 4pm) Kane Hall, Room 225
4:15 Mindie Lind, music performance

5:00 Film “Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty”

5:30 Q&A with Mindie Lind, Patty Berne, and ET Russian
Friday, May 22, 9am-4pm, Critical Collaborations

William H. Gates School of Law, Room 138

9:15 Welcome

9:30 Susan Schweik (UC Berkeley) keynote, “Disability Research and the Politics of Storytelling”

10:45 Elizabeth Wheeler (U of Oregon), Susan Schweik, Sara Goering (UW), Sushil Oswal (UW Tacoma), “Cultivating and Connecting Resources”
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Patty Berne with ET Russian and Seema Bahl, “Exploring Divergences and Convergences of Disability Studies, Disability Rights, and Disability Justice”
Saturday, May 23, 2-4pm, Disability Justice Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 250

Sins Invalid, featuring co-founder and director Patty Berne, “Re-envisioning the Revolutionary Body: Centering Disability and Embodiment within Social Justice.” Patty will talk about the role of embodiment in movement-building work and lead a screening and discussion of films on disability and sexuality as part of transformative cultural work.

UW Orchestra Looking for String Players 2015-6

The UW Orchestra conductor, David Rahbee, is looking for any possible string players that would like to take part in the UW Orchestra 2015-2016 year. We are welcoming non majors to play in the UW Orchestra if they find room in their schedules.

New INTSCI Courses: Controversies in Science & Society (INTSCI 200) and Nature of Science (INTSCI 402)

Are you interested in exploring controversies in science & society or examining the nature of science? Would you like to:
  • Apply evidence-based reasoning to address questions, to evaluate sources and arguments, and to inform your own perspectives on science and society?
  • Understand how scientific knowledge is created, including the importance of integrated sciences perspectives and data analysis & presentation skills?
  • Engage collaboratively in reflection and discussion with peers, helping one another to connect ideas across the sciences?
In INTSCI 200, we will focus on societal controversies that emphasize intersections among science communication, education, policy, and research. For example, why do parents choose to vaccinate, or not vaccinate, their children? How should genetically-modified organisms be regulated?

INTSCI 200 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:50 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the instructor at:

In INTSCI 402, we will focus on case study examinations of scientific methods and elements of scientific practice. For example, how do scientists construct models to represent and test our understanding of the natural world? How do scientists use data to support, falsify, or modify theories?

INTSCI 402 will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to email:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Graduate Student Experience from MSW student

Greetings Graduate Student!

Below you will find a link to a short, confidential survey on your graduate student experience here at the University of Washington (Seattle). This survey is being administered by Raymonda Reese, a graduate student at the University of Washington-School of Social Work.

If you have any question, please forward them to

Thank you! Your participation is greatly appreciated!

May 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day Events

oin us in this special day focused on building an inclusive university!
May 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day events
Thursday May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. There's more information about this annual tradition on the GAAD website at
The following GAAD events and activities are planned. They are open to all members of the University of Washington (UW) community:
Web Council, 9:00-10:20am, Odegaard 220.Web Council is the largest regular meeting of web professionals on campus. They meet monthly, and this month's meeting will focus in part on digital accessibility, including the unveiling of the new University of Washington IT Accessibility Guidelines, a quick introduction to accessible web design, and a discussion about PDF accessibility. You will also be able to find out how accessible your site is.
Drupal User Group, 10:30am, Odegaard 220 (immediately following Web Council). Topics will include an announcement of the results of a recent survey on Drupal at the UW, and Terrill Thompson will describe efforts to evaluate and improve accessibility of modules commonly used on UW Drupal sites.
Website Accessibility Tune-Up, 11:30am – 1pm, UW Tower 4th floor cafĂ©. Your local accessibility enthusiasts and experts will be available to chat with you personally about the accessibility of websites of your choosing! Receive valuable advice and meet people who are excited to join you on your road to accessible IT.
Access Technology Center (ATC) Open House. 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Mary Gates Hall 064. Drop by to learn about the ATC, meet the staff, and help celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The ATC provides consultations on website/web application accessibility and demonstrates a wide variety of hardware, software, and furniture for users with disabilities. Bring your whole team or just come by yourself! Come with questions from accessibility policy, student services, staff/faculty accommodations, access technology, website accessibility and related topics. Members of DRS (Disability Resources for Students), DSO (Disability Services Office), and ORM (Office of Risk Management) along with ATS (Accessible Technology Services) will be at this open house to answer your questions.
Can't Attend Any Of These Events? You can still participate by taking the #NoMouse challenge! Try your department or unit's website without a mouse, using the keyboard alone. Try the following keystrokes on a website:
·         Press Tab to move to the next link, form element, or button.
·         Press Shift+Tab to move to the previous link, form element, or button.
·         Press Enter or space bar to activate the current link or button.
·         Use Arrow keys, Escape key, and any other keys to determine their function.
When navigating without a mouse, can you access and operate all features on the web page? Can you tell where you are on the page? If so, the website is accessible to people who cannot operate a mouse, but rather use the keyboard alone.
Keyboard accessibility is important because some users have physical disabilities that prevent them from using a mouse. It's one of many web accessibility issues, but is a very simple issue to test. For more about web accessibility, see the UW Accessible Technology website at accessibility. And be sure to tell others to take the #NoMouse challenge!
UW/GAAD events are provided by:
Access Technology Center
The Access Technology Center (ATC) provides consulting for students, faculty and staff with disabilities who need to use computing resources and online materials. The ATC provides campus-wide consulting for accessible and functional web site and application design, and provides all braille embossing and tactile graphics for the UW community.
Disability Resources for Students
DRS is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in UW undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs.
Disability Services Office
The Disability Services Office (DSO) provides many services on campus including accommodation advice and resources for University departments, interpreters, general access accommodations for members of the public attending University events, and coordination of disabled parking or disabled transportation.
Office of Risk Management
The Office of Risk Management organizes, coordinates, and implements programs to control risks for all University of Washington campuses.
University Marketing and Communications
Marketing strives to ensure the University's central sites are as modern and usable as possible for users of all abilities and to provide an accessible base for partners across campus.
UW Information Technology Communications
UW IT Communications facilitates UW-IT's commitment to transparency, oversight, and open communication. They inform students, faculty, and staff of UW-IT services, developments, and issues at the UW that impact their work.

Renewable Energy and Bioenergy, we've got that.... BSE 190 5cr ONLINE NW/I/S Summer 2015

Renewable Energy and Bioenergy
BSE 190A: 5 credits online class
Summer quarter 2015
A term only, SLN 10584
NW and I/S credits

Find out the answers to:

Bioethanol: a promising alternative to fossil fuels or food crop-consuming boondoggle?

Biodiesel: fuel from french fries?

Wood: a renewable source of fuels and chemicals?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

EDGE Program student worker

(Part Time)

$12.00 per hour

The EDGE Program has immediate openings for technical-minded students to operate video and audio equipment for online lectures.

We are recruiting for 2015 Autumn quarter, with initial training to take place this quarter
(Spring 2015).
We will work around your class schedule.
Morning and evening shifts available.  [Must be planning to enroll for Autumn quarter.]

Drop by Loew Hall, Room 2 (in the basement), or email for an application.

Texas Instruments information session, May 15th, 1-2pm, EE lobby conference room

Come hear from one of our own Alumni - Michael Schetter - who will be on campus to answer questions about his company, Texas Instruments. 

Mike is in Engineering Sales so this is a great opportunity to talk about the business side of Engineering!

Texas Instruments Information Session
Date:  Friday, May 15th
Time:  1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: AE 105 Conference Room ( just inside the EE lobby area, check in at the front desk)

Last Call: Join UW's RAINN 'EM IN Team!

Hey UW Students!

Join our Dawgs Take Action team and race inflatable ponies together with us to end sexual violence in our communities! This race is called RAINN 'EM IN, and all proceeds go to the national non-profit RAINN to fight sexual violence. 

The race is this Saturday, May 16th, at 12:30pm at Emerald Downs Track. Join the team as an individual or bring your friends and deck out in purple and gold! We are all in this fight together! 

The new kids on the track. This team is a reflection of the desires of students and faculty/staff communities that are taking a stand. We know that we can and are already making a difference on this issue, and we will continue to do so because, Dawgs Take Action!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Want to work in the UW Community? Apply for this paid internship working in the North of 45th Community.

Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNIs) work on projects to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.

·         Compensation will be $12/ hour with a maximum of 7-10 hours per week .  Students must be able to work in the United States. 

Time Commitment:
        Must be able to attend two days of training in late September before classes start.

Desired Qualifications:
·         Strong verbal and written communications skills.
·         Outstanding organization and time management skills.  Ability to manage projects and provide leadership.
·         Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and take initiative.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter addressing why you would like to work in the North of 45th area and what issues or concerns do you see facing this community to Community Standards and Student Conduct at  by May 20, 2014.  Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis after we receive resumes and cover letters. 

For a more detailed job description and to learn more about the HNI program check out

Electrical Engineering Department Awards - Please nominate!

Greetings All,

This is our department's opportunity to recognize the people: faculty, staff, and students alike, who have made significant positive impacts over the past year, and we would like to honor this year's standouts on our department's biggest stage, EE Graduation.

Please take a moment to click on the link below, review the criteria and awards, and submit your nominations before 11:59pm on Sunday, May 24th. 

Thank you for shining the light!

Luce Scholars Program - Opportunity for funded year-long internship in Asia

Rising seniors, alumni, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program ( This is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests!

UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2016-17 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2016, will have received at least a bachelor's degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.)

Information sessions covering the program basics, application and nomination process will be held:
Tuesday, May 19, 4:30-5:30, Mary Gates 171
Wednesday, May 27, 1:30-2:30, Mary Gates 171
RSVP to attend at either session at

Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:
For graduate students or alumni - Marilyn Gray,, G-1 Communications
For undergraduate students or alumni - Robin Chang,, 171 Mary Gates Hall

Program Summary:

The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia.

Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience. Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

UW's recent Luce Scholars:

2015 UW graduate Varsha Govindaraju has been selected for the 2015-16 grant and will spend next year in Cambodia as a Luce Scholar. Read the UAA article about Varsha at

2013 UW graduate Genevieve Gebhart was selected in 2013 and spent 2013-14 in Laos as a Luce Scholar. Read the UAA article and Q&A with Gennie at

2010 UW graduate Jesse Burk-Rafel was selected as a Luce Scholar in 2010 and spent 2010-2011 in Mongolia under the program. Read the UW News article about Jesse at

Multiple Scholarships Available: Deadline June 30th

Apply for AfterCollege Scholarships!

AfterCollege scholarships are awarded to current students who stand out as future superstars in their field. Create a concise, yet impactful, profile showcasing your talents and passion for your field of study and you could be the next recipient!

The deadline to apply is June 30th.

Aerospace Corporation Science & Engineering Student Scholarship $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information systems, and mathematics. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

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 U.S. Citizen. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship $500 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

How to Apply     
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer to begin September 2015. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The undergraduate electrical engineering program is ABET accredited and prides itself on fulfilling the university’s mission of educating the whole person, professional formation of students, and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. Seattle University places particular emphasis on quality teaching.

Primary teaching responsibilities will include a variety of undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses. Teaching responsibilities will also include advising a three-quarter long, industrially sponsored senior design project.

Requirements: Ph.D. in electrical engineering or a closely related field.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit materials online at, including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application).  Review of applications will begin May 29, 2014.

Additional information about our programs is available at: