Class for probation/struggling students

Every quarter Academic Support Programs offers a 3 credit course (General Studies 101) designed to develop important university skills (such as academic reading and writing, organization, test-taking and effective participation). The course integrates these skills with a fascinating subject. Classes are designed for students struggling with the academic transition into the university or need more support in study skills.

Seats are for students struggling to perform academically at the university level, which we define as probation/reinstated students. If there is room available we will allow students with a CUM GPA of 2.7 to 2.0. These classes are not for 1st quarter new admits to the university.

Each class meets only once a week for 2 hours. In addition, students will meet with their own tutor-mentor, assigned by us, twice a week for 90 minutes a session. These sessions will help with academic success in all courses. Students receive a “W” (writing) credit for the class as well as a numerical grade. We focus on interesting content, study strategies, and individualized support for our students.

Courses offered for fall:

General Studies 101 B: Smart-Phone, Small Planet? Identity and Community in the Digital Age.

The course will consider how new technologies (like your smart-phone!) are changing how we relate as humans and how we understand the world. The course will consider how new technologies (like your smart-phone!) are changing how we relate as humans and how we understand the world.

GEN ST 101 C: The United States of Rap

This course will consider the impact, importance, and relationship of geography, race & ethnicity, and sexuality & gender on the genre of rap in the United States. How has rap been used to bring people together? Tear them apart? Comment on race relations in America? Spark movements?

Website for details (we are upgrading our site soon):

http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/courses/

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September 30th Engineering Scholarship Deadline

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!

Next Deadline: September 30th

AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Apply Online

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.

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AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

$500 – Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

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Advanced Robotics UW Recruiting 2017-8 Team Members

Advanced Robotics at the University of Washington is a coalition of students from all backgrounds pursuing our passion in robotics and technology. We compete at DJI’s International Robotic Competition in Shenzen, China. This July, our team placed 31st out of 257 teams world wide. Only with committed and talented engineers, can we grow and become a stronger team!

From all disciplines, we welcome all those who are looking to make a positive impact with our team for the 2017-2018 school year! If you have an openness to learn, a passion for robotics, and can commit 10-15 hours a week towards our team, we want you!

Our general meetings are every Saturday at 12:00pm

For more information, please check out:

rmuw.org

Or Email us at:

robomstr@uw.edu

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Seeking Undergrad Student Assistant for Physical Computing and Prototyping

An HCDE PhD student, Cindy Bennett, is teaching HCDE 539 this autumn. Cindy is blind, so HCDE is looking for an undergraduate student to be hired by DRS as a studio assistant to help with accommodations.

They would of course waive the minimum requirement of HCDE 439 for qualified students (familiar with Arduino, C++, electronics, wiring, soldering, breadboards, schematics, Fritzing/circuits.io, etc.) and who might be interested in a great opportunity to learn about accessibility.

The official job description from DRS may be found here: https://goo.gl/46a4Wt. Interested students should contact Andy Davidson <adavid7@uw.edu>, and explain why they are interested in this position, how they are qualified, and include a copy of their resume.

If students have any questions, please direct them to contact Andy Davidson <adavid7@uw.edu>, or Britt Neff <neffb@uw.edu>, DRS Disability Counseling Coordinator.

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Career Center @Engineering Webinars for Career Fair Preparation

The Resume writing webinar is scheduled at 10:30am on Monday, October 2nd, and the Career Fair Success one is schedule at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 5th. Each webinar will run for about 45 minutes (30 minutes + Q&A session at the end). Registration links will be provided in the very near future.

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HuskyADAPT VIP: fall & winter design course

HuskyADAPT: Accessible Design And Play Technology
Husky ADAPT is a multidisciplinary collaboration at the UW school of Engineering. We are focused on designing solutions to enhance quality of life for people of all abilities. 

WHY? 

There are over 1.5 M people with disabilities in the Pacific Northwest alone, yet many every day activities and environments are not fully inclusively designed. Husky ADAPT is a UW-based community that is seeking to promote inclusive and universal design.

We offer a number of opportunities for students to engage with HuskyADAPT, including (1) a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) course (earn credits each quarter for designing & engineering with us), and (2) play adaptation events (maker-events in the community to adapt toys for individuals with disabilities). Below we describe the specifics of the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) course.

ENGR297/497: HuskyADAPT VIP
Work with local people with disabilities on a play design challenge
Wednesdays 3:30-4:50pm (Engineering Annex)
1-2 credits in Fall & Winter Quarters (Spring Optional)

Who?
Students passionate about co-designing with local individuals with disabilities and their care teams. VIP teams are open to students at all stages of their academic career: freshmen to PhD. Join us!

What is required?
As part of a College of Engineering VIP team members will attend a Design Studio on Wednesday afternoons to work on their design challenge, provide feedback to other teams, and learn about accessible technology design. VIP team members typically commit 3-7 hours per week for 1 credit and 7-12 hours per week for 2 credits. Students commit two quarters (Fall & Winter) to work with their team with the goal of designing and testing their solution. Please see the attached syllabus for more information and http://vip.uw.edu/ to learn about this and other VIP programs.

What type of design challenges?
Each year we work with local needs experts, including people with disabilities, to define pressing challenges. Examples of this year’s projects include:

– Designing a “helping hand” for individuals with limited hand function

– App-based solutions to support emotional well-being for teens

– Re-designing hand orthoses for people with spinal cord injury

– Exercise solutions for people with neuropathy
– Driving and steering solutions for GoBabyGo modified ride-on cars

– Work with Seattle Public School therapists to customize 3D printed devices

 

How do I sign up?
Complete this survey SEPT 25:
https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwtcat/339280

How else can I get involved in HuskyADAPT?
HuskyADAPT is a student-led club that supports education, design, and outreach programs. Even if you can’t participate in the HuskyADAPT VIP there are many other ways to get involved. No previous experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to volunteer. Volunteer for a toy adaptation workshop, local K-12 outreach, or join a committee to help plan future events. E-mail Brianna Goodwin (goodwb@uw.edu) for more information.

How else can I learn about accesible technology?
Students who want to learn more about accessible technology and disability studies can also sign up for CSE490D: Introduction to Accessible Technology & Participatory Design which is before the VIP Design Studio, Wednesdays from 2:30-3:20.

HuskyADAPT is a collaboration between the CS&E Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, ME Ability & Innovation Lab, and Bioengineering Outreach.

ENGR 497 Syllabus

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Unite UW fall application is open now!

Let us make this large UW campus smaller for you! Unite UW is now accepting fall quarter applications!
With approximately 31,000 undergraduates on campus, we understand the challenge to adapt and to connect. Unite UW creates a community to help you build your support system and find lifelong friends; Unite UW also leads you to a global mind by bridging domestic and international students. Join Unite UW today, to learn how this 7-week cultural and personal exchange program can help you experience the world without leaving the campus!
Apply now at https://goo.gl/forms/WSrfsmBb04gm8oVx1
Learn more at unite.uw.edu

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New Postdoctoral Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories

Hello from Sandia National Laboratories!

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering. The Hruby Fellowship is one of Sandia National Laboratories’ most prestigious postdoctoral fellowships. This fellowship aims to develop women in the engineering and science fields who are interested in technical leadership careers in national security. Jill Hruby is the first woman to have been appointed director of a large, multidisciplinary national security laboratory and has been a driving force for other women at Sandia and across the country to follow careers in technical leadership.

Jill Hruby Fellows have the opportunity to pursue independent research that supports Sandia’s purpose: to develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace.  In addition to receiving technical mentorship, Jill Hruby Fellows participate in a unique, prestigious leadership development program.  To be considered for this fellowship, applicants must display excellent abilities in scientific and/or engineering research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders.  Fellows may work at either of Sandia’s principal locations in New Mexico and California.

About Us
Sandia does national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering.

Our technologies—which make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, and even boost the competitiveness of U.S. industry—can truly change the world.

Working here, you’ll join some of the top minds in the country in solving difficult challenges in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity.

While pursuing problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.

For more information and to apply online, check out the Jill Hruby Fellowship.
Reference Job Opening 658086

Also, check out our regular positions, internships, and post doc jobs at www.sandia.gov/careers.

Feel free to pass this along to your colleagues and friends.

Sandia National Laboratories
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Sandia National Laboratories is a multimission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA-0003525.

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11/16/17 Sonos Challenge

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Unite UW fall application is open now!

Let us make this large UW campus smaller for you! Unite UW is now accepting fall quarter applications!
With approximately 31,000 undergraduates on campus, we understand the challenge to adapt and to connect. Unite UW creates a community to help you build your support system and find lifelong friends; Unite UW also leads you to a global mind by bridging domestic and international students. Join Unite UW today, to learn how this 7-week cultural and personal exchange program can help you experience the world without leaving the campus!

Apply now at https://goo.gl/forms/WSrfsmBb04gm8oVx1

Learn more at unite.uw.edu

Facebook post here.

Flyer found at uniteUW-sandwichboard-winter-cs6 Landing Page

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