Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages!

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, including a list of upcoming information sessions, visit

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at

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UW Sustainability | GEN ST 297-V | Exploring Sustainability at UW | 1 credit, C/NC

GEN ST 297-V | Autumn Quarter 2017 | Exploring Sustainability at UW

Here are the details on the seminar:

  • GEN ST 297-V | Undergraduate Seminar: Exploring Sustainability at UW (SLN 15678)
  • Friday 2:30-3:20pm
  • 1 credit, C/NC only
  • Open to all majors
  • Instructor: Sean G. Schmidt,
  • In this course, students will explore opportunities to make more sustainable choices at UW. The seminar will feature many guest speakers from across UW such as the student-funded and student-administered Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), UW Recycling, UW Transportation, UW Athletics Green Team, Housing & Food Services, etc. that will help students learn about how sustainability happens at UW and how they can get involved.


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Connect, learn and get inspired by women in tech!


Seattle’s Premiere Conference for Women in Tech

ACT-W Happy Hour
ACT-W Conferene

Introducing ACT-W Seattle by ChickTech 

We are excited to have over 350 women in tech and their supporters joining us for three amazing events this month! This year we are offering $35 conference ticketsfor those that are students and individual that are unemployed.

ACT-W Seattle Doc & Talk Party @ F5 Networks 
Monday, September 18th, 2017 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Enjoy exclusive access to the She Started It Documentary & Panel Discussion. She Started It explores female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship and challenges, solutions, and overcoming all barriers.

ACT-W Seattle Kickoff Party @ The Living Computer Museum 
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Join us as we kick off the conference at the ACT-W Kickoff Happy Hour. Enjoy an exclusive experience to mingle with industry leaders, celebrate with other like-minded people, and enjoy a night on the town before the conference.

ACT-W Seattle Conference @ Galvanize
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 9:00AM – 5:00PM

This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, motivating sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and tons of networking. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech and professionals in Seattle.

Grab your ticket today

Check Out Our Keynote Speakers

We are incredibly lucky to have an amazing speaker line up including keynotes from Amy Nelson, Co-Founder & CEO of The Riveter, Jen Briggs, Motivational Speaker & Executive Coach and Dr. Cheryl Ingram, CEO & Founder of Diverse City LLC. Check out the full list of speakers here.

Taking the Leap – Amy believes in the power of women helping women. She is responsible for running all aspects of The Riveter, which she co-founded after a 10 year run as a corporate litigator and political fundraiser. Amy is a graduate of Emory and NYU Law, and mother to daughters Sloane and Reese. She loves to build forts with the girls and her husband Carl. Amy is excited to welcome daughter no. 3 in September 2017.

How to be a #GoalDigger: Bold Steps to Unleashing Your Confidence – Jen Briggs is a Coach, Speaker, and Strategist. She helps entrepreneurs and executives take bold steps towards the career, life, and business they’re dreaming of. Over the past 15 years, Jen has worked on the cutting edge of digital marketing. She lead marketing for a company that popularized memes—Cheezburger—and built and sold a company, Trover, to Expedia. She specializes in growth marketing and has been highly successful in building brands and communities alike. Jen has a B.S. in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a strict no B.S. policy with her clients.

Why Our Diversity Needs More Diversity  
For 15 years, Cheryl’s transformative leadership, vision, and passion has created pathways for companies to build sustainable diversity and inclusion strategies and practices. In 3 ½ years Cheryl earned her Doctorate of Education with a specialization in Multicultural Studies. She has also earned a Master of Arts in Education, and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Download the ACTW-Seattle Conference booklet

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Research Opportunity (for Credit – EE 499 or EE 599)

From: José Tomás Arenas – MSEE Spring 2017 –
The following information is about a project that I’ve been involved in and it’s transitioning to the experimental stage.
I’ve been working with a Doctorate student in the Biology department who is doing a very interesting project that requires to measure the internal flow of nutrients and water in trees. At this moment, we have the electronics already designed, the PCBs and components at hand, as well as a basic Arduino program that takes the readings. We are looking for an EE student at any level that would like to take over the instrumentation and perform the experiments at the greenhouse in the Center for Urban Horticulture.
The student must have experience with soldering components into PCBs, Arduino programming, and understanding of analog signals (amplification and filtering). The time commitment would be around two half days a week for a month to prep the equipment for the experiments and then a couple of days monitoring the actual measurements.
Please contact Johanna Cantillo at or Tomás Arenas at
Start date: Sept. 27th, 2017 (As soon as possible)
End date: Nov. 31st, 2017
  • This is not a paid RA position, however this would be an opportunity to earn research credits (if you are an undergrad, discuss with undergrad advising staff; if grad student – see Brenda). The supervising faculty would be Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim from the SEFS department.
Days and hours needed:   2 half days / week for TWO months = 32-36 hours each month. This equates to registering for 2-3 credits of research in autumn quarter.
If interested, please contact Johanna Cantillo at or Tomás Arenas at
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Seats Open in ENTRE 370: Intro to Entrepreneurship

We have seats open in ENTRE 370: Intro to Entrepreneurship for autumn quarter.  The course is open to non-business majors (excluding freshmen) starting tomorrow, September 13th.  If students are interested but don’t meet the prerequisites, they can reach out to the instructors for permission as they are open to waiving prerequisites.

Have you ever wondered why some startups become unicorns, while others are flops? How about why some entrepreneurs are able to consistently introduce innovative new products?  These are the kinds of questions that are explored in ENTRE 370: Introduction to Entrepreneurship.  We are offering three sections of the course this fall and opening up slots in each section for non-business majors. In the course you will learn the fundamentals about starting a technology-based business, create a term project, and connect with the entrepreneurship community at UW and in Seattle.

Section A: T/Th 10:30-12:20
Section B: T/Th 1:30-3:20
Section C: M/W 3:30-5:20

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Registration for the HEF 2017 Student Design Contest

Registration for the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s 2017 Hydrogen Student Design Contest ends September 30, 2017. Each year, the Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenges multi-disciplinary teams of university students to apply their creativity and academic skills to the hydrogen and fuel cell industries. We need your assistance to inform students at your university about the 2017 Hydrogen Student Design Contest!

We ask you to share the information about this Contest either by emailing students directly, informing students during class, or post the HEF Student Design Contest Flyer here >> and post it around campus!

The theme of the 2017-2018 Hydrogen Student Design Contest is “Designing a Power-to-Gas System.” The 2017 Hydrogen Student Design Contest will challenge student teams from around the world to develop a design for a system that uses electricity to produce hydrogen for cross market uses, including energy storage, ancillary services, and transportation fuel. The teams will choose a site in their area, engage their local electric and gas utility, coordinate with regulatory bodies and safety experts, and create educational materials, including a short video. Additional Information on the theme can be found here >>.  Student can review the Rules and Guidelines for this year’s contest here >>.

Student can register for the contest here >> (Note**- At this time, students are required to have a registered team leader and faculty adviser by September 30 to participate. September 30 is the extended deadline and the website will be updated by September 15).

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UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Turn a good idea into a great idea

Do you have experience in a company or startup and now you’re ready to pursue the startup of your dreams? Are you passionate about an idea, or something you built, but don’t know how to take the next step?

Founders tell us all the time that they wish they’d had a program focused on the startup process and stages of development. A program combining intensive entrepreneurship education with the time to work on accelerating their own idea. Well, here it is!

The 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship attracts students from around the world who are exploring entrepreneurship of all forms: consumer products, tech, clean tech, VR/AR, social impact, and more. This is a transformative experience blending academic frameworks, practical knowledge, and rich mentoring to help students build their entrepreneurial capabilities while developing their business. As you consider the type of life you want to lead, and realize the “normal” path just isn’t for you, put that spark of an idea into action and make it happen!

Rolling admissions:Complete applications submitted by the dates listed below are reviewed and provided with an admission decision in five weeks of the review date.

  • August 15
  • October 15
  • December 15 (International applicant deadline)
  • February 15 (Domestic application deadline)

MS in Entrepreneurship Student Flyer

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Integrated Systems Concentration

We are  happy to announce a new “Integrated Systems” Concentration for undergraduate students in Electrical Engineering. This concentration will be similar to the existing analog circuits concentration, however there will be more of an emphasis on integrating large systems, circuits and sensors on a single substrate (chip). As such, there will  be more of a focus on Cad tools for IC design which includes Cadence ADE, Spectre, SpectreRF and the associated layout tools. At the end of this concentration track, students can elect to design and layout a larger system-on-a-chip, or perhaps demonstrate an application by building a prototype board with off-the-shelf components.

If you have any interest in this track, my recommendation is to at least attend the first EE 332 lecture this fall where we’ll talk about the track and potential career paths in this field. Also, feel free to contact advising or Chris Rudell, if you have any questions.

If interested in the Integrated Systems Concentration and you are either a Junior or Senior in the upcoming Autumn 2017 quarter, I encourage you to take EE 332 this fall. The autumn quarter offering of EE 332 will have similar content to prior offerings, with a much heavier emphasis on the design of analog circuits in CMOS technologies. EE 332 would be appropriate for a graduate student who is interested in learning more about IC design, but has no prior experience; EE 332 syllabus attached.

Naturally, the question arises as to what classes should you take to pursue this new “Integrated Systems” Capstone track? Below you’ll find a flow chart for required classes. This is broken up into classes for those who will be Juniors and Seniors, in the coming Autumn 2017 quarter. In short, whether you are a Junior or Senior, you should consider taking EE 332 this fall. Note: for this fall offering of EE 332, EE 331 will be waved as a prerequisite to the course; this is only for this autumn offering.

There is a more in-depth discussion of the Integrated Systems Concentration in the attachments with an FAQ.

Lastly, we would like to thank the many faculty who contributed to this plan, most notable of which were Professors Tai Chen, Bruce Darling, Scott Hauck, Chris Rudell, John Sahr, and Visvesh Sathe.

Integrated Systems Track FAQs

Course Outline & Syllabus EE332

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Engineering Study Abroad Info Sessions

We will be hosting several info sessions in Autumn Quarter on opportunities to study abroad as an engineering student. A UW Study Abroad Ambassador will be available to answer questions for students. All sessions will be held in EEB 303.

Tuesday, October 3 at 3:30-4:30pm

Friday, October 6 at 12-1pm

Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30-5:30pm

Study abroad info sessions Fall 2017

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Announcing: Winter, Spring, Summer 2018 | Sustainability Programs Abroad

Home Programs Apply

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