Friday, June 5, 2015

Electrical Engineering Position with WiBotics

WiBotic is the first company to provide custom wireless charging systems exclusively for robots. Our goal is to integrate our wireless charging systems with every mobile robot in industrial, consumer, medical, and aerial robotic applications. We are a young and multi-disciplinary team of highly motivated engineers with strong backgrounds in wireless power and robotics. We already have an initial customer base and an initial prototype of our wireless charging system.

WiBotic is looking for a highly motivated electrical engineer with experience in PCB design, embedded systems, computer programming, and robotics. The selected individual will have an influential role in WiBotic as one of our very early hires. The individual will work very closely with the founders and the initial Customers to help develop future versions of the system, and customize the system for unique robotic applications.

These wireless power systems will soon be deployed in robots working in real environments and for this reason, safety, robustness, and scalability must be taken into account during the system development and implementation process. Primary duties will include:
• Designing hardware for new robotic applications
• Maximizing safety and startup conditions of wireless charging system
• Interacting with customers and customizing firmware for unique robot applications

Mandatory Capabilities
• Highly motivated individual comfortable working in fast-paced startup environment
• B.S. in Electrical Engineering / Embedded Systems / Robotics
• Strong circuit design skills
• Strong embedded systems skills
• Proactive team working attitude with good communication skills

Desired Capabilities
• M.S. in Electrical Engineering / Embedded Systems / Robotics
• Experience programming digital signal processing chips
• Experience programming wireless communication systems
• Experience with real robotic hardware
• Experience with radio frequency (RF) circuits and systems
• Experience with PCB design and layout

Job Conditions
• The team is located in Seattle, WA.
• The salary will be evaluated according to the relevant experience of the candidate.
If you're interested, please submit your resume to

Junior Electrical Engineer/Technician Position with Pillar Product Design

We are looking for someone with an interest in consumer goods and electronics, and knowledge of the product development process. At Pillar, we help bring clients from initial napkin sketches through to first article review. Feel free to visit our site to get a better understanding of the types of products we design.

Potential candidates should have experience with the following:
·         Power Supply Design
·         Battery Charger Design
·         Motor Drive Design
·         Analog Circuit Design
·         Magnetics Design
·         Digital Circuit Design (FPGA/CPLD & Embedded CPU)
·         RF Circuit Design
·         EMC Design
·         Spice & PSpice Simulation
·         PCB Layout
·         Prototyping
·         Schematic Capture
·         Stress Analysis
·         Hands on testing of designs
·         Proficiency with SolidWorks & Microsoft Office
·         Knowledge of the product development process is a plus

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dependable Strengths workshop: June 19 & 22

Looking to start a career? Are you seeking a career change? Or, simply interested in exploring how to enhance your current employment situation? The Career Center's Dependable Strengths Workshop is an excellent resource for alumni and students in any stage of career development and transition.

Friday, June 19th & Monday, June 22nd, 2015
8:15am - 5:00pm

You will identify the unique strengths and talents you offer employers and learn how to leverage them to find a satisfying career. You’ll assess your strengths and open up new opportunities, identify what you enjoy, things you do well and events or experiences in which you take pride.

The Dependable Strengths two-day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities, with a focus on networking and a nontraditional job search process.

Cost for the workshop:
$100 for Current Students (graduating seniors – you are still students till June 13th!)
$160 for UW Alumni Association members
$200 for non-UWAA alumni
$250 for Community Members (those unaffiliated with the UW)

For more information or to register for the Dependable Strengths 2 day workshop, please go to

What do past participants say about the Dependable Strengths Workshop?
• "I learned a new approach to career search and planning."
• "The program provides you with the tools to market yourself effectively."
• "I explored my strengths and talents from a different point of view - stepped out of myself and
evaluated my strengths in a very honest way to help me find my life work..."
• "It completely shifted my focus from ‘how can I fit into that job' to ‘how can I highlight my strengths
and abilities which will lead to getting the right job for me'."
• "I was amazed at the feedback from my group members. They really keyed in on who I am."
• "I now have a concrete outline with goals on how to better conduct my job search."

Questions? Contact Vic Snyder at

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: (206)543.6450/V, (206)543.6452/TTY, (206)685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at

STUDIO: Exciting Service-Learning Class for Fall 2015 (EDUC 421A, I&S and VLPA credit)

Do you want to make on impact of the future of STEM for youth in Seattle? 
Calling all Makers, Tinkerers and STEM enthusiasts: Exciting Service-Learning Class for Fall 2015 (EDUC 421A, I&S and VLPA credit) 

Learn about college readiness and supporting students in understanding STEM in college and careers while volunteering in STUDIO on Tinker Tuesday or Workin Wednesday with youth from the High Point community in West Seattle. 

Details: Instructor Leslie Herrenkohl, 2-3 credits per quarter (flexible). 
Email for any questions and add code. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New DXARTS Minor

The new DXARTS Minor is available now!

Open to all undergraduates, this 30-credit non-competitive minor offers students the opportunity to be part of a new generation of hybrid artists, leveraging cross-disciplinary knowledge and learning cutting-edge digital arts skills. Some areas of research and professional opportunities within DXARTS include: video art, sound art, computer music, 3D sound, mechatronics, robotics, physical computing, digital fabrication, interactive media, algorithmic processes and programing.

Students minoring in DXARTS have access to state-of-the-art facilities including professional video and sound production labs, 3D audio listening rooms, as well as a full-fledged fabrication lab equipped with 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC milling machines and many other tools. Students in DXARTS classes can also checkout professional audio and video equipment to work in their media projects.

The new DXARTS Minor offers a curriculum covering a wide variety of media including digital sound, digital video, and mechatronics. Students in the DXARTS Minor have maximum flexibility to take courses, allowing them to either focus in one media area (video, for instance) or to take classes across all media areas.

The single required foundational course, DXARTS 200, provides a comprehensive survey of the history of Digital Art and New Media, ensuring that students minoring in DXARTS will have a historical perspective and conceptual framework for their intellectual work and artistic practice.

Required course work:

• DXARTS 200 (5 credits)
• 25 additional credits from DXARTS courses

For information about applying to the DXARTS Minor please contact the department’s
Administrator, Billie Grace (

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Research Funding: Application Open & Info Sessions for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards!
Start your application today:
And join us in 171 MGH for an info session for these two research funding opportunities on either:
Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Register for an info session here: 
These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 20 with funding starting next academic year. 
Deadline: August 20
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.
As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.
Info Sessions: Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 - 5:30 pm & Thursday, June 4, 9:30 -10:30 am in 171 MGH
Register for info session here:
Deadline: August 20
Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty.  Levinson scholarships target applicants who  have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge
As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their bioscience and related research, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.
Info Sessions: Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 - 5:30 pm & Thursday, June 4, 9:30 -10:30 am in 171 MGH
Register for info session here:


  • Wednesday, June 24th
  • 2:00-6:00pm
  • HUB South Ballroom
  • All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code is business casual
  • Info about what to expect is here

Next Steps
  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism)
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or our Resumes & Cover Letters workshop.
  • Spruce up your resume by using the Same-Day Sessions- The quickest way to visit with a career counselor or trained peer advisor for 15 minutes
  • Submit your resume to the Summer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can't attend!)
  • The Career Center will offer workshops and Same-Day-Sessions until June 26th

·         Please contact the Career Center at 206-543-0535 or email

Please bring your resumes and come join us at the HUB on June 24th!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Apply to Become a UW ELISS Fellow!

Do you want to make a difference in the world beyond your area of expertise? Do you enjoy engaging with a diverse peer group and with your community? 

Yes? Then apply for Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS), a collaborative leadership program for graduate and professional students hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

If selected, you will collaborate with an interdisciplinary cohort of peers from the University of Washington and other campuses to tackle a complex societal problem. Fellows will meet with campus and community leaders, convene interdisciplinary discussions, organize a forum for local stakeholders, and synthesize findings and recommendations for a national audience in Washington, D.C.  ELISS teams from the past two years have worked on problems ranging from sustainable public spaces to epidemic preparedness.

In return for volunteering ~5 hours/week and traveling 3 times over the course of 15 months, you will gain leadership skills, join a diverse and dynamic professional network, and identify opportunities to contribute to society throughout your professional and civic life.

Applicants are encouraged to apply from all disciplines, including arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, and professional degree fields. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a graduate or professional program through the first term of 2017. To receive an application, complete a 5-minute online Eligibility Check. You must complete this step by Monday, June 8, 2015.

To learn more: Visit the ELISS website or email

Google is hiring for optimization under certainty applied to computer networks

The network architecture team at Google is looking to hire someone to transform the theory of optimization under uncertainty into practice. Google operates one of the largest and most innovative networking infrastructure in the world. We solve exciting optimization problems for network design, capacity planning and operations. Of course network components fail every now and then, so we want to design survivable networks that offer probabilistic availability guarantees. There are several other sources of uncertainty in our optimization problems, for example due to the difficulty of accurately forecasting demand. Join our team of software and network engineers to combine optimization, simulation, automation and software engineering and advance the state of the art!

Here is our formal job opening. This position is based in Mountain View, California.

Please contact me if you're interested. Could you also share this opportunity with your current and former students and anyone else who may be interested?

You can also attend our presentation at the ISMP 2015 conference on Monday July 13 in the Optimization network design session.

AccessSTEM Recruiting Students

AccessSTEM, a National Science Foundation-funded project here at the University of Washington, is recruiting students with disabilities who are pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Students who join AccessSTEM can apply for funding to support:

  •   Research internships on campus
  •   Industry internships
  •   STEM tutors
  •   Travel & registration for conferences

The project also helps students FIND internships and develop job-seeking skills. Mentoring and social events are available to all participants.

Interested students can set an appointment to fill out an application at the AccessSTEM office, or fill out the application located here:

For more information, contact:
Scott Bellman