Friday, January 29, 2016

Info Session this week: Getting Started Study Abroad Funding

Wednesday, February 3rd
11:30-1:00 p.m.
MGH 171

Thursday, February 4th
4:00-5:00 p.m.
MGH 171
*To be eligible for the Gilman you must be a U.S. citizen undergraduate who is eligible for a Pell Grant

Throughout February, Global Opportunities and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and wards are holding info sessions and workshops to support students applying for the Fritz, Gilman and GO! scholarships as well as other scholarships. Students can find the workshop schedule at the website,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Scholarships for UK studies/research: Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Churchill information sessions

Would you like to pursue graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK or Ireland?  Consider applying for University of Washington nomination to compete for scholarship support for graduate studies/research at colleges in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland through the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge or Churchill scholarship programs.

Brief descriptions of these scholarships are included below. We’re also offering upcoming information sessions to learn more:
Applicants should meet the following general requirements:
1.       Have obtained a baccalaureate degree by August 2017
2.       Be a U.S. Citizen at time of application. International students can apply for both the Rhodes and Gates Cambridge programs through their home countries. Rhodes also allows applications from lawful permanent residents of the US prior to and including at least 5 years of the application deadline.
3.       A 3.7 GPA or higher is recommended for competitiveness in the campus selection process as well as the national competitions, even where the eligibility requirements do not state a GPA minimum.
4.       Age requirements: Mitchell (29 or younger), Rhodes (23 or younger) on October 1st.

Campus Nomination Deadline: April 7, 2016

Brief descriptions:

Winston Churchill Scholarship:
The Churchill supports one year of graduate study in mathematics, science and engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England.  Applicants should have a GPA of 3.7 or higher, and have extensive experience in laboratory research. Applicants must be planning to earn a bachelor’s degree between 12/2015-8/2017.

For more information, please see:

Gates Cambridge:
The Gates Cambridge supports one to three years of graduate study (in any discipline) at the University of Cambridge.  Students must apply directly and be accepted to the University before they are referred to the Foundation for scholarship consideration.  Applicants should have a 3.6 GPA or higher and must receive a bachelor’s degree before beginning study at Cambridge.

For more information, please see:

Marshall Scholarship:
The Marshall provides students up to two years of financial support to study at any university in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.7 and must be planning to earn a bachelor’s degree between April 2014-August 2017.

For more information, please see:

Mitchell Scholarship:
The Mitchell awards students one year of funding for study at institutions of higher education in Ireland.  The scholarship is open to all divisions of study, and students must have a completed bachelor’s degree before beginning study.  Application is open to all juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are or will be over age 18 and not yet 30 on Sept. 30, 2016. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

For more information, please see:

Rhodes Scholarship:

The Rhodes Scholarship provides students with funding for two or three years at Oxford University in England.  Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA or higher to apply for campus nomination.

For more information, please see:

Note:  The Gates Cambridge, Marshall and Rhodes scholarships provide enough funding to complete a graduate degree.

If you have any questions regarding the listed scholarships, please contact me! Additional details regarding the campus nomination process are also available on our website: (keyword search for each scholarship to get to each scholarship page).

Communicating with Faculty - A Workshop for International Graduate and Professional Students

Thursday, February 4th, 2016, 11:45am - 1:15pm
@ HUB 334


This workshop features a panel of faculty members (from science, engineering and social science) and international students (from science, engineering, social science, and humanities) who are going to share experiences and techniques for communicating, which will help international graduate students learn multiple perspectives to develop their own communication strategies for classroom participation as well as 1-on-1 meetings.

This event is co-sponsored by Core Programs at the Graduate School, FIUTS and GPSS.

Free refreshments provided!

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Application deadline Monday for Environmental Management Certificate

Environmental Management Graduate Certificate - Your Questions Answered

The Environmental Management Graduate Certificate is a credential students can earn while pursuing a Master's or PhD at the University of Washington to help prepare for a career in the environmental field. Each year graduate students from across campus participate in the program enjoying a unique opportunity to work with other students from a wide range of disciplines. A portfolio of projects representing a broad range of issues is compiled and students work with the program director on identifying a suitable project and team.

What do I need to do to earn the certificate?

  • Complete 3 core courses in environmental policy; business and the environment; and science application. Students choose from a list of identified courses.
  • Complete a 2-quarter team-based project with the guidance of a faculty mentor. Projects begin in autumn quarter and include registration in ENVIR 511 and ENVIR 512.

Are there any admissions requirements?

1.      Students must be matriculated graduate or professional students at UW Seattle.

2.      Prerequisites to starting the program include completion of coursework in each of the following: (a) applied quantitative methods or pure quantitative methods; and (b) social or natural science

Why include students from different departments on teams?
Environmental challenges are complex, and if we are to be successful in solving them, an interdisciplinary approach is imperative.  A diverse group of students add value by bringing the skill set and perspective from their own discipline to the collaborative study in this graduate certificate program.

How will this certificate prepare students for careers?
The certificate program is professionally-focused and students build skills in project and time management, communication, and teamwork. Students earning the EM certificate pursue a wide range of career opportunities from environmental consulting firms to public agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. From recent alumni:

Consultants at firms including EMI Consulting, Cascadia Consulting, EnviroIssues, Triangle Ass.
Financial Analyst at the National Park Service
Directors of Operation at FishChoice, connecting sustainable seafood buyers and sellers
Oil Spill Contingency Plan Specialist for the Washington State Dept. of Ecology
Conservation Coordinator at Center for Natural Lands Management
Environmental Engineer at GeoEngineers Inc.

Who can I talk to learn more?
Students interested in learning more are encouraged to set up an appointment with the adviser, Ana Wieman at Priority application deadline is February 1, 2016. Second application date: May 2, 2016.  Projects begin autumn quarter.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 Uplift Boeing IT Case Competition

Calling all technology student innovators
The ever-evolving field of technology is increasingly important across all of The Boeing Company’s operations—from commercial airplanes to defense and space. To tap into the next generation of IT leaders, Boeing sponsors the annual UpLift IT Case Competition—a technology-focused college case competition.

Teams of up to three students will work on a project from one of three categories:
  • Contributing to the Eclipse Open System Engineering Environment
  • Data Visualization
  • Computer-Aided Technology Automation
We’re looking for enthusiastic college students from universities across the United States to compete in this year’s challenge. Students can apply their technical skills, think strategically and put their creativity to the test for a chance to win great prizes, including a job interview* for an IT internship or a full-time position at Boeing.

Projects will be reviewed by leading members of Boeing’s IT organization.

Register by April 1, 2016.
Visit for complete competition guidelines, including full category descriptions, and to register.
Please direct all competition questions to

VMware R&D Panel Discussion

January 28th 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Electrical Engineering Building Room 125

Please join VMware for an opportunity to learn what new and exciting things are happening in the company! Some of our engineers will discuss new VMware products, what makes VMware unique from other tech companies, and tips on how to succeed in your internship or full time job. They will also share their experiences while working at VMware, while creating an open platform for students to ask any questions they may have on their mind. Can't wait to see you there!

Free food and raffle prize will be provided!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

INTEL Graduate Tech Talk

Date:          Wednesday, January 27th 
Time:          6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 
Location:     EEB 303
Come meet representatives Technology Manufacturing Group, gain insight on Design &Technology Solutions, and hear about exciting fulltime and internship opportunities for MS and PhD students in EE, ECE, CE, CS, and Applied Math.

International Students Sought for Research Study

If you are adults aged 18 or over and hold a student visa (F-1/J-1) in the U.S., you are invited to participate in this research study! This research study is conducted by Patrick Pössel, Dr. rer. Soc. and Yu-Yun Liu, M.Ed. and sponsored by the University of Louisville, Department of Counseling and Human Development. The study will take place through an online survey. The purpose of this study is to research the associations between personality style, self-construals (e.g. in relation to others), and mood in international students. This study aims at adding more empirical evidence to the relationships between personality style and self-construals and proving implications for promoting the well-being of international students.

In this study, you will be asked to answer questions related to your personality styles, self-construals, recent life events, and your mood. In addition, you will be asked demographic questions (e.g., age, gender, country of origin, length of stay in the U.S., and intended degree). You will need about 30 minutes to answer all questions. You may decide not to answer any questions that make you uncomfortable.

Upon completing the survey, you will be given the opportunity to be entered in a drawing to receive a $50 gift card for your time, inconvenience, or expenses while you are in this study. Two participants will be selected randomly at the end of the study (approximately 3-6 months after the study begins). Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to be in this study you may stop taking part at any time. If you decide not to be in this study or if you stop taking part at any time, you will not lose any benefits for which you may qualify.

This study has been approved by the University of Louisville Institutional Review Board and the protocol number is 15.0395. If you choose to participate, you may access the study at the following link: Additionally, please feel free to forward this link to other adults who may also be interested in completing this survey. If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the researchers at or Thank you!

Entry Level Software Development Engineer with CoCo Communications

Software Development Engineer I

So you’d like to be an embedded systems developer? You’ve earned your degree, maybe have a few years of coding experience under your belt; you’re a good C programmer, passionate about working with embedded systems, and you know a little something about networking protocols. So what’s your next challenge? Read on: your perfect job is calling.
CoCo Communications seeks an entry level Software Development Engineer to join us in revolutionizing future of home networks. You thrive in a collaborative, iterative, product- development environment where learning new technologies and overcoming technical challenges is routine. You’ll be happiest at CoCo if you’re an entrepreneur at heart: we are small and agile, with a comfortable work environment that promotes frank and open communication among and between team members at all levels.

What will you do in this role?

This is an opportunity to sharpen your programming skills by building and developing tools and features for our core products, with an initial emphasis on testing infrastructure. Working with a top-tier engineering team, you’ll begin by developing simulated, virtualized, and emulated tests to find critical defects in our core software. From this test-driven product understanding you will have ongoing opportunities for direct contribution to product feature development.
And while you help us meet the highest level of code quality standards, you’ll learn more than you ever imagined about wireless networking, Linux products, and embedded systems development.

To excel you'll need the following skills and experience:

·          3+ years of C programming skills; experience with object oriented languages is a plus.
·          3+ years of experience with networking protocols, including TCPIP, UDP, and others.
·          3+ years of Linux system administration experience.
·          Prior experience authoring test plans and cases, and hands-on test execution.
·          Demonstrated passion for embedded systems development, including socket programming experience.
·          Test-driven or Agile development experience is a plus.
CoCo accepts candidates legally authorized to work in the United States, but does not sponsor employment visas.

At CoCo Communications:

·          We strive to make wireless networks as reliable and robust as those in the wired world.
·          Our mission is to develop dynamic, self-governing wireless network technologies so that our customers can focus on managing and using critical information.
·          We are committed to integrity, technical rigor, mutual respect, and continuous improvement.
·          We are an equal opportunity employer.
Join us and enjoy the abundant professional growth opportunities that come from partnering with a world-class team creating cutting-edge technology.
To apply, please send your resume to

IntelliSys 2016 Conference - IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016

IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016 (IntelliSys 2016)
20-22 September 2016
London, UK

We invite you to submit your papers/posters/demo proposals for the IntelliSys 2016 Conference to be held from 20-22 September 2016 in London, UK, technically sponsored by IEEE. 

This conference will focus in areas of intelligent systems and artificial intelligence and how it applies to the real world. It is an opportunity for researchers in this field to meet and discuss solutions, scientific results, and methods in solving intriguing problems in this field.The conference programme will include paper presentations, poster sessions and project demonstrations, along with prominent keynote speakers and industrial workshops. 

All submitted papers will be reviewed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity. Previous sponsors and partners include HERE, HPCC Systems, Nvidia, Siemens, BigML, IEEE and many more. 

Paper Submission Due : 01 February 2016
Acceptance Notification : 01 March 2016
Author Registration : 01 April 2016
Camera Ready Submission : 01 May 2016 

Conference Topics include but are not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Vision, Image/Video Processing, Machine Learning, Robotics, Smart Buildings and Cities, Internet of Things, Security, Biometrics and many more. See full list of topics 

All SAI Intelligent Systems Conference 2016 papers will be published in the conference proceedings, submitted to IEEE Xplore and indexed in various international databases like Scopus, Inspec, Google Scholar and more. Past conference proceedings are already indexed in these databases. 

Science Job and Internship Recruiting Expo - This Thursday, 2-5pm, MGH Commons

Are you an undergraduate science student at the UW - physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, ChemE or BioE, social sciences, and looking for a part-time, full-time, and/or an internship opportunity?  You don't want to miss our annual Science Job & Internship Recruiting Expo happening this Thursday!
Science Job & Internship Recruiting Expo
Thursday, January 28, 2016
2:00-5:00pm, MGH Commons
This recruiting expo will give you the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters from local and/or national companies who are looking to hire UW science students for job or internship opportunities. Please click HERE for a list of attending employers and to find out what majors and positions they are looking to recruit.    
Questions? Please email or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you in Mary Gates Hall on this Thursday, January 28th!
Also, don’t forget to check out other winter quarter workshops and events at the Career Center by visiting our online calendar at  .

Navy recruiting event


DATE: THURSDAY, JAN. 28th, 2016
TIME: 11am – Noon
WHAT: Scholarship and Career Opportunities