Fully Funded China Summer Program for ICT, Computer Science, and Engineering Majors Now Accepting Applications

On behalf of Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies, American Councils for International Education is proud to announce the launch of a two-week fully funded summer program for U.S. undergraduates to gain international learning experience in an information technology company and a deeper understanding of Chinese culture.

Designed to bridge the gap between information and communications technology (ICT) instruction at universities and the practical skills required in the workplace, the 2017 Huawei Seeds for the Future Program combines hands-on training and the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals in the ICT field.

In addition to this technical training, participants will also receive an introduction to Chinese language and culture—valuable preparation for a career in an increasingly interconnected global marketplace in which understanding and cooperation between China and the United States grow more important each day.

Program Dates: July 7-22, 2017


  • Week one: Language and culture training at Beijing Language and Culture University
  • Week two: Hands-on technical training in ICT technologies and solutions at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China
  • Activities and excursions introducing participants to Chinese culture and historical landmarks
  • Includes all travel expenses including airfare, meals, and accommodations


The deadline is April 24, 2017.

More information and a link to the online application can be found on our program page: http://www.acstudyabroad.org/huaweiseeds

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Engineering Teaching & Learning Office – Services, Community and Resources

Greetings from ET&L, the College of Engineering office dedicated to supporting teaching and learning. They offer our faculty and grad students a variety of instructional development services, for example, consulting on educational components of grant proposals, providing advice on course design, and teaching workshops for faculty and grad students, and learning seminars for their students.

Our spring quarter learning community will read and discuss the book, How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Meetings will be on Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, and will start on April 04. If you are interested, please contact Ken Yasuhara at yasuhara@uw.edu. The group is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in teaching.

Please contact me or my colleague Ken Yasuhara if you would like some more information on any of these services. If you have questions about other aspects of your teaching and course planning, just let us know how we can help: bparnell@uw.edu (206-221-2633) or yasuhara@uw.edu (206-221-2976).

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Immersive Arts – Summer 2017

DXARTS will be offering a class on Immersive Arts (DXARTS 490B) this Summer during term B (July 19-Aug 17, 2017). The class meets Monday-Thursday 9:30-12:30 in Raitt Hall, room 129. It will focus on virtual reality, and multi-channel systems. Students will use display systems, production techniques, and compositional strategies to discover immersive media experience for moving-image, and sound based artwork. Students will learn to produce stereoscopic 3d images, utilize multi-channel video, and sound systems, and be introduced to 3d modeling, game engine and VR Hardware.

Primary course goals:

  • to develop an art historical foundation for our inquiry
  • to conduct experiments through in-class labs
  • to produce/present a final project

Add codes are required during registration periods I & II. Please contact the instructor, Martin Jarmick <jarmick@uw.edu> for add codes. Non-DXARTS, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome!


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Photogrammetric Modeling – Summer 2017

DXARTS has a new and unique class offered Summer quarter – DXARTS 490A (SLN 14304) on Photogrammetric Modeling. This studio art course presents an introduction to the emerging field of photogrammetry. Students will experiment with both entry-level and professional software to create digital 3d Models from large sets of 2d photographs. Class will focus on this technology’s potential relationship with archaeology, architecture, design, geography, photography, and sculpture. Additionally students will be exploring themes such as memory, mapping, virtuality, archives, and expanded cinema.

Class will meet during Summer quarter 2017 during term A (June 18-July 18, 2017), Monday-Thursday 9:30-12:30, in Raitt Hall, room 129.

An add code is required for registration period I & II. Please contact the instructor, Tivon Rice, for add codes at <tivon@uw.edu>. Non-DXARTS students, undergraduates, and graduate students are welcome!


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UW Maker Summit – Student Project Submissions

The second annual UW Maker Summit is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in Area 01 in Maple Hall.

Students can sign up to attend or submit projects to one of the competitive entry areas. The “Gizmo” category might be a good fit for Capstone, student group, and independent projects from engineering students.

The deadline to submit an application to participate in the event and have a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card is April 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, you can contact Derrick Van Kirk (dvank1@uw.edu) in Area 01.

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International Development and Nonprofit Management Certificates

The Evans School is now accepting applications for the International Development and Nonprofit Management Certificate programs. All current UW graduate students from any campus are welcome to apply. Please share this information with any interested students!
The application deadline for both programs is Monday, April 17, 2017.
The International Development Policy and Management Certificate program (IDCP) offers students a foundation for addressing complex questions of poverty and development. The certificate requires that students complete 9 credits of core course material and two electives that cover areas or methods focused on international development. 
The Nonprofit Management Certificate program (NMCP) gives students the tools and framework needed to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector today. The program provides students with fundamental knowledge of the nonprofit sector through one core course and four elective courses. 
Contact: nmcp@uw.edu
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GPUniversity at UW – Deep Learning and Beyond – Join NVIDIA on April 14th!

Join NVIDIA for GPUniversity Day on April 14, 2017 in the HUB. Come explore the future of AI computing and discover how GPUs are powering this revolution by attending a deep learning workshop and tech talks!


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New Tech Seattle – 5th Annual SPECIAL UW Event – April 4th

5th Annual SPECIAL UW Event
Featuring Presentations by UW-Grad/Faculty Founded Companies:
AnswerDash, 6crickets, XNOR.AI and Wibotic

Join the New Tech community at Seattle’s largest ongoing monthly event! When anyone gets off a plane at SeaTac and says, “I want to tap into the Seattle tech community,” whomever they’re talking to responds – “You need to go to New Tech!”

This is the place where you’ll always make great connections, enjoy great food and drinks, celebrate presentations of new tech being created by Seattle companies, laugh, smile, and have a fun night out. And most importantly, you’ll discover the people, partners, organizations, resources and opportunities for internships and jobs!

APRIL 4th 2017 – 5:00PM to 7:15PM
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

185 Stevens Way – University of Washington Campus

 RSVP NOW with the code ‘husky’ for FREE tickets at https://www.newtechnorthwest.com/events/new-tech-seattle

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12th Annual Qolors Celebration

The 12th Annual Qolors Reception celebrates queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) communities and the intersections of all the identities we embody.
April 5, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
@ Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Room
Join us for a reception that will include free food, art and an amazing keynote from UW Alumnus Vega Subramaniam.
Vega Subramaniam is a coach and trainer with years of experience facilitating intentional life planning workshops for activists, nonprofit staff and leaders, and others. As a coach, her specialties include career transition, leadership, and intentional life planning. She is a long-time activist promoting gender, racial, LGBTQ, and economic justice.
Join and celebrate with us!
Brought to you by the Q Center and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center of the University of Washington.
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Intern with Cue

Internship Title: Learn and Work with Cue, $18/Hour and Flexible Schedule
Company Name: Cue
Type of Internship: Part time
Education Level: All
Number of Positions Available: 3
Company URL: cuedevice.com
Location: Seattle
Description: Cue is developing a speech enabled device for the enterprise (hardware and AI built for specific business domains). We’re starting with hotels, where the device provides curated in-room concierge services (demo video). Every week we have new EE projects we need help with, most often for PCB and device assembly. We’re a tight-knit team of 3, previously at Amazon and Microsoft. Along with $18/hour compensation we try to make the experience fun and fulfilling. The hours are flexible.
Required Skills: Ability to follow assembly and testing procedures, pay attention to detail, and ask good questions.
Duration of Position: Anytime over the next few months.
Is this Position Paid? Yes, $18/hour.
Contact Name: Cam Urban
Contact Email: cam@cuedevice.com


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