Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Check out the DXARTS Minor -

Our minor is 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

If you would like more information about the DXARTS Minor I would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one information session. Just email me at

Best regards,

Billie Grace
Administrator, DXARTS

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Vulcan Software Engineer/Data Analyst Internship

Software Engineer/Data Analyst Intern (Vulcan Technology)
Paid Summer Internship – Seattle, WA

As a Vulcan Intern on our Technology Development team, you’ll work with our engineers, designers, developers and project managers on projects helping to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges including climate change, conservation, artificial intelligence and bioinformatics.
The Technology Development group partners with Philanthropic Initiatives on many projects.  Several of those partnerships, including the Great Elephant Census, the Global FinPrint Project and the Sea Around Us Project, have provided the opportunity for novel data analysis and visualization work.  We are looking for an advanced undergraduate or a graduate student to explore and present data from one of these projects and, under the guidance of Vulcan mentors, develop and promote a data analysis tool or visualization from one of the Oceans or Wildlife projects.
Desired Skills and Experience
·         Junior or Senior Undergrad or Graduate student currently pursuing a degree or recently graduated from an accredited institution
·         Software development skills in one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript, R. (required)
·         Data visualization experience (e.g. UW CSE512 or equivalent)
·         Statistical computing experience
·         Spatial data visualizations experience
·         Visualizations with D3 experience

For more information about Vulcan’s Internship Program and to apply, please visit

Vulcan Proving Ground Internship

Vulcan Proving Ground Intern (Technology)
Paid Summer Internship – Seattle, WA

The Vulcan Proving Ground, a team at Vulcan Technology, are tackling challenging problems in computer vision, autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, clean energy, and advanced disease diagnostics. As part of your internship, you have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to our existing projects – or research, design, and develop a project of your very own that aligns with our investment areas. Successful projects will lead to publishing or presentation opportunities.
We are looking for a rising junior/senior undergrad or graduate student with a passion for solving technical problems like the ones below:
-          modeling optimal power flow for smart microgrids
-          tracking events in public spaces using cameras and distributed sensors
-          activity recognition using cameras/wearables for instrumenting athletic performance
-          robust multi-domain object recognition from unmanned aerial vehicles
-          localizing and tracking multiple persons of interest indoors
-          enhanced recognition of structural and functional features on blue water vessels from satellite imagery
-          AIS/VMS-based prediction of vessel movement in shipping lanes
-          reducing interruptions due to notifications in multi-device mobile environments
-          using sensors to detect levels of user frustration induced by system delays
-          automated synthesis of video from multiple cameras based on dynamic POV
-          development of interactive game for immersive 360-degree video environments
Desired Skills and Experience
Strong computer skills, with the ability to write prototype (or better) code in one or more languages preferred. 

For more information about Vulcan’s Internship Program and to apply, please visit

Monday, February 8, 2016

Internship with Department of Radiology in Medical Imaging

Hello, my name is Larry Pierce and I am looking for graduate or undergraduate summer interns (or longer) for the department of radiology in medical imaging. 

Our program offers theoretical as well as hands-on training in medical imaging hardware, software, and methodologies. Our students work on projects such as database management, new gamma detector designs, signal processing, image reconstruction, radiation beam profiling, data compression, mathematical techniques to compensate for patient motion and many more. 

There is no minimum skill level and internships can last just summer term or longer depending on the project. 
Current projects include: 

  • Multi-Resolution Imaging Physics
  • Computer Programming
  • Medical Informatics
  • Radiation Beam Calibration
  • Laser Etching of Crystals
The deadline to apply for Summer 2016 is April 15, 2016. Announcements regarding acceptance to the program will be made May 15, 2016. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have regarding our program. 

You can also visit

Thank you,

Larry Pierce

Imaging Research Laboratory
Department of Radiology
University of Washington
Suite 222 Portage Bay Building
1715 Columbia Road N
Seattle, WA 98195-7987

Phone: 206-543-0517
Fax; 206-543-8356

NASA Summer 2016 Internship Online Recruiting Fair

There will be  a Summer 2016 internship online recruiting fair on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 13:00 to 17:00 Eastern Standard Time.  All NASA facilities will be participating.  It will be a text chat environment, with each NASA center having a virtual booth, staffed with engineers, scientists, and education specialists from all over the agency.  You will be able to ask the engineers and scientists about their exciting work.  You will also be able to ask the education specialists about how to apply for internships and what students can expect during their internships.
 You can register by following the link below :
 Once there, hit the register button.  Fill in the information to create an account.  Fill out the participant registration form, and you will be ready for when the event starts.  If you are looking for more information, there is a quick video at the bottom of the landing page which explains the basics of how to use the website.

2016 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

The Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF) is promoting the 2016 Hydrogen Student Design Contest: “Development of a Hydrogen Powered Microgrid for Grid Services and Back-Up.”  The Hydrogen Student Design Contest ( is an annual competition supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, NREL, and industry since 2004.
This year’s contest will challenge students to design a hydrogen-powered microgrid capable of powering a town, military installation, port, or similar large facility for approximately 2 days, and be able to handle at least 10% of peak demand while the microgrid is active. The system should utilize local resources to produce and store hydrogen as well as provide hydrogen dispensing capabilities to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
The top team(s) will receive a $5,000 stipend to attend the Department of Energy’s Annual Merit Review in Washington, DC to present their plan to a diverse audience of industry, academic, and government leaders, have their winning entry published in the IAHE International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, participate in a Department of Energy webinar, and have the chance to secure an internship with an industry sponsor.

Interested students can learn more via the website, and:
·         to find an information flyer (

·         to access the power point slide presentation ( to help spread the world about the contest

·         to find a copy of the Rules & Guidelines at the following link:

We would appreciate any feedback you have regarding the contest.

The registration deadline is February 10, 2016, with an extended deadline ending on February 24, 2016. To register for this year’s contest online, students should go to:

Questions? Email contest coordinator Vera Medici at

REU Program at Johns Hopkins University

Please see the announcement below regarding the 2016 Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics Research Experience for Undergraduates Program at The Johns Hopkins University in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR). The REU program is an intensive ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction. In the program, each REU student receives hands-on laboratory research experience under the guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors. The students may also receive classes on ethics in research and technical communication. The students will have the opportunity to tour a local government laboratory and a private company. The students will be provided housing and a stipend of $5000 for the 10-week period will be paid.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. Please access the following link to learn more details on how to apply: -

Questions? Email Anita Sampath at

Career Center credit courses

General Studies 297H
Title: Career Exploration & Planning
Schedule: Wednesday1:30-3:20
Instructor: Tina Adelstein (Career Counselor)
Credits: 2
SLN: 14600

This course assists freshmen and sophomore students (1st and 2nd year students between 0-89 credits) with the process of exploring + designing their academic paths and internship/career options. Students use reflective practices, active learning, and group projects to explore: design thinking and prototyping, Dependable Strengths, storytelling, and more.

This course exposes students to co/extra-curricular campus opportunities and tackles the issue of “what can I do with a major in…” Students apply their knowledge to make informed choices about possible courses of study, internships, jobs, volunteer/community service activities, and careers. No pre-requisites required.

Learning objectives:
1.      Build self-awareness and appreciation for one’s strengths, skills, values, and interests and apply this self-knowledge when making decisions and exploring academic and career options
2.      Explore various academic/career pathways and acquire methods to research them
3.      Hone networking skills
4.      Build, refine, and practice effective application materials and strategies
5.      Clearly position their education and background in the marketplace and develop confidence in choices

For additional details please contact Tina Adelstein (

General Studies 391G
Title: Career Strategy and Job Search   
Tuesday/Thursday2:30-3:20; LOW 201
Instructor: Patrick Chidsey (Career Counselor)
Credits: 2
Size of class: up to 50 students
SLN: 14824

This course assists juniors/transfer students/seniors (3rd & 4th year students) with self-exploration, investigation of career options and development of career and job search strategy. General Studies 391G (“Career Strategy and Job Search”), is a graded, 2-credit course where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for juniors, transfer students and seniors (3rd & 4thyear students) who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.

Learning objectives:
1.      Grow self-awareness and appreciation for your strengths, skills, values, and interests and learn how to use this important self-knowledge when taking action in job searching and building a career strategy.
2.      Build ability to effectively research career options and learn how to be successful in the competitive job market.
3.      Learn how to create effective resumes, cover letters, strong LinkedIn profiles (and online and in-person networking skills), grow interviewing skills and confidence.

Course topics include:
·         Dependable Strengths, values, interests
·         Career and Option Exploration
·         Researching Employers and Understanding the Job Market
·         Networking and Informational Interviews
·         Short and Long Term Planning
·         How Does your Major(s) and Experiences Relate to your Future?
·         UW Alumni and Employer Panels
·         Resumes, Cover Letter, Interviewing              
·         Social Media, LinkedIn and Online Presence/Digital Footprint

For additional details please contact Patrick Chidsey (

NVIDIA Summer internship

Locations: Santa Clara, CA
Contribute in the area of SI-related implementation methodologies at part of NVIDIA's centralized physical design engineering group. Design automation is focused on design quality assurance and simplification of design decisions in complex scenarios.
  • Creation and maintenance of electronic form of SI design rule library. The library constraint system designs by enabling checkers for different interfaces (PCIE, GDDR, DP, USB, etc.). Support board and package designers to ensure correct design constraints are used in the development process.
  • Structure SI procedures via script automation to enhance group productivities.
  • Develop advance constraint checkers to systematically ensure critical design structures are within design envelope. The ability to work with CAD teams and design guide owners is critical.
Minimum Requirements:
  • BSEE, BSCE, or equivalent international education or equivalent experience.
  • One year of experience in SI-related professional experience. Previous design experience in field of graphics, desktop, or server systems is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Allegro constraint manager.
  • Working experience with transient simulator like hspice and ADS.
  • Scripting skills.
If interested please forward resumes directly to Xin Chang at

Fore more information about NVIDIA internships please go to

Online classes Spring 2016

Register for Spring 2016 online courses

Register now for spring quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington's online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this springyou can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $120 per class. 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 spring quarter 2016 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class usingMyUW 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 $120 fee and the group-start format:

ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
ASTR 150: The Planets (NW/QSR)
COM 340: History of Mass Communication (I&S)
COM/AES/GWSS 389: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media (I&S/DIV)
COM 440/POL S 461: Mass Media Law (I&S)
DANCE 100: Understanding Dance (VLPA)
DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)
GEOG 123/JSIS 123: Introduction to Globalization (I&S/DIV)
JSIS E 111: Elementary Modern Greek
JSIS E 112: Elementary Modern Greek
JSIS E 113: Elementary Modern Greek
LING 200: Introduction to Linguistic Thought (I&S/VLPA/QSR)
MATH 125: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (NW)
MATH 126: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (NW)
MUSIC 116: Elementary Music Theory (VLPA)
MUSIC 120: Survey of Music (VLPA)
MUSIC 131: History of Jazz (VLPA)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
MUSIC 185: The Concert Series (VLPA)
PHIL 115: Practical Reasoning (I&S)
POL S 321: American Foreign Policy (I&S)
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (I&S)
PSYCH 202: Biopsychology (NW)
PSYCH 203: Introduction to Personality and Individual Differences (I&S)
PSYCH 205: Behavior Disorders (I&S)
SCAND 270: Sagas of the Vikings (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)