Part-time student employment opportunity in Bioengineering

The department of Bioengineering is seeking a part-time student assistant. The position will support the faculty Undergraduate Program Coordinator and the Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Committee (ACI) as they prepare for the upcoming ABET accreditation cycle. This is a great opportunity to learn about ABET accreditation and will be a useful experience for a student interested in pursuing an academic position after graduation.

Specific duties may include:

  • Collect and organize required documentation.
  • Edit and draft sections of ABET Self-Study Report
  • Prepare special reports/projects.
  • Provide administrative support for ABET site visit.
  • Communicating with faculty to gather information

The position anticipated start date is February 19, 2019 and the end date is flexible, but could be until June 30, 2019

Compensation: $16.13/hour

Schedule: Expected to work 5-10 hours per week.

Application instructions: Please send your CV and a statement of interest/experience to Dr. Alyssa Taylor actaylor@uw.edu.

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SPR19 HCDE 298 – Inclusive Design (DIV)

HCDE 298 – Inclusive Design (3) Th 1130-220
Will satisfy DIV requirement.
How do we design inclusively? What does inclusive mean, and what are the practices that undergird building an inclusive society? What are the ethical implications of “inclusivity,” and how can we evaluate them? In this course, we will survey a range of methods in design and engineering that examine, support, and interrogate these issues. This is a studio course, we will work hands on, at scale, with these methods. Students can expect a fast-paced environment where we will try to enact inclusive methods, reflect on their capacities to broaden design and engineering goals, and to critique and evaluate their effectiveness from a variety of perspectives. You will learn about current practices related to the topic from both academic and industry practitioners to develop your own ideas about inclusive practices and efforts.

By the end of the course, you will have:

  1. Gained a better understanding of the differences between inclusive, universal, and accessible design
  2. Hands-on experience in prototyping in groups and individuals
  3. Increased your ability to use research and generative design to develop and explain an underlying rationale for the end product
  4. Increased capacity to critique and provide feedback on design ideas, especially through lenses of accessibility, inclusivity, and equity.
  5. Develop and articulate your own understanding of what “Inclusive Design” means.

Weekly Topics

  1. Course introduction, exclusive design activity
  2. Inclusive Design Workshop with Margaret Price, Principal Design Strategist, Microsoft
  3. Project Sidewalk: Crowdsourcing Sidewalk Accessibility with Dr. John Froehlich, CSE, UW
  4. Husky Adapt: Accessible Design and Play Technology with Dr. Dianne Hendricks, HCDE, UW
  5. Feminist HCI & Gender Equity with Wendy Roldan
  6. Inclusive Games with John Porter, Microsoft & HCDE
  7. Trans Identities and HCI with Os Keyes, HCDE
  8. Ethics of Inclusion with Cindy Bennett, HCDE
  9. Technological Racism with William Washington, UW-IT
  10. Invisibility and Inclusion

HCDE 298 Inclusive Design Syllabus

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Additional Gilman Scholarship Support

Due to the unexpected snow closures, I have scheduled additional Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions for students.  As you may recall, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad is now open and accepting applications. Students can receive up to $8,000 for study abroad.  Students must be receiving a federal Pell grant through the Office of Student Financial aid to be eligible and be participating in an approved UW program of at least 21 consecutive days in length in a single host country.

Please reference our Events page for the latest schedule of offerings.  These sessions will cover eligibility, application components and tips for writing competitive essays.  The application deadline for students participating in summer, early fall, or autumn 2019 study abroad programs is Tuesday, March 5th at 9:59pm PST.

We are also offering a Gilman Scholarship Writing Lab to help students get their applications over the finish line.  It will be on Thursday, February 28th from 4:30-6:30 in the Ethnic Cultural Center Computer Lab.  This is a space for students to receive assistance on a drop-in basis.  There will be experts on hand to review drafts of essays, provide feedback and answer questions.  For those of you with social media pages, I’ve created a facebook event for the writing lab https://www.facebook.com/events/308926823021084/

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SASE Networking Night

Our club, the Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE), is holding a Networking Night on February 25th from 5:30-7pm in the Social Work/Speech and Hearing Sciences Building, Room 305. It is an event in which students have the opportunity to meet with industry members from companies such as Amazon and Boeing, and learn more about what they do and how they got there!

To learn more, the link to the Facebook event page is HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/808776249478614/

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Diversity in STEM Seminar: Spring Quarter Course (GEN ST 297C)

General Studies 297C – Undergraduate Seminar: Exploring Diversity in UW STEM Research
Tuesdays 2:30pm-3:20pm | MGH 271
1 CR, CR/NC
SLN: 14646
Learn about current UW STEM Research in a diversity context directly from UW researchers, graduate students, staff and faculty. Topics covered in past quarters include
  • Women in STEM disciplines
  • People with Disabillities in STEM
  • Biomechanics
  • Promoting inclusive STEM education through Multicultural Outreach
  • Women on private company boards of high technology companies
  • Being Out in STEM
  • Indigenous cultural influences on current STEM research
  • Diverse Voices Project in Tech Policy
Draft Syllabus is attached.
**Please note that the list of speakers is not current (it’s from 2018) but gives examples of the kinds of presentations to expect if enrolled in the course.**

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Paid Internships for MSEE Students Interested in Transportation

Four Nines Technologies, a small company that provides consulting services to public transit agencies (including to Sound Transit!), is looking to hire two paid graduate student interns interested in transportation technology and/or transportation policy. We are really hoping to find a student with an engineering background for the transportation technology position. These positions are open until filled. Questions and applications (cover letter and resume) can be submitted to jobs@fourninestech.com.

49T Fare Technology Posting January 2019 49T Fare Policy Intern Posting January 2019

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Real Startup 2019!

Please join us for Real Startup 2019!

We’re looking for aspiring entrepreneurs in the music, entertainment, and creative technology industry.

Join us in Real Startup, a two-week experiential workshop in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Student teams at your university and other universities will work with Real Industry’s network of 300+ industry mentors and have VIP access and on-site visits to nearly 20 leading companies, including:

Apple, Facebook, Warner Music Group, Google, Native Instruments, Adobe, Ableton, Dolby, Sonos, Bose, Pandora, Autodesk, Sennheiser, and more!

Apply for the opportunity to…

  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills
  • Refine your startup idea at the intersection of music, media, and entertainment technology
  • Explore how amazing media, entertainment, and consumer electronics companies take products from idea through shipping
  • Grow your professional network during a career-changing experience
  • Meet other university teams

Key dates:
Real Startup Info session February 19, 2018, 4 PM PT – Sign-up for the Webinar

Application Due Date – March 1, 2018, 11:59 PM PT – Apply now
Real Startup Session 1: May 27 – June 7, 2019
Real Startup Session 2: June 3 – June 14, 2019
Real Startup Session 3: June 10 – June 21, 2019

Real Startup is run by educational nonprofit, Real Industry. The program is supported by over 300+ industry mentors and is led by Jay LeBoeuf (Real Industry; Stanford University; University of Michigan; Carnegie Mellon University). We proudly support over 40 universities in their quest to help students launch their future careers.

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Course Announcement: EE539A (SLN: 13311)/ EE400 N: Applied Nanophotonics

Spring, 2019 (T-Th 12:30-2:20pm; MGH-278); 4 credits

EE 400 N section has been added with SLN 21522. Requires completion of E E 361; E E 482 is recommended.

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A Great Networking Event for UW Students – Biz-Tech at UW

Technology and Business Association proudly presents you with the 2019 Annual Int’l Biz-Tech Forum that is coming up on February 23rd from 2-7pm!
This year, we invite professionals from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Boeing, Nordstrom and much more. We will have one Keynote Speaker to give an opening speech to the whole participant group. Then, during our Breakout Sessions, professional panelists will discuss about 5G, Autonomous Driving, Sustainability and Business Strategy with our participants. Last but not least, we will offer a light dinner and networking opportunities.
This will be a great chance for you to foresee the changes and career opportunities in the next decade, to enrich your knowledge in the respecting career path, and to network with experienced executives and professionals. Come and join us and be a part of this amazing learning experience!
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Call for Applications: Husky Seed Fund

Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

Calling all UW students from all campuses!

Do you have an innovative idea that would enhance the UW student experience? The Husky Seed Fund has the resources to make your idea a reality! Created by students for students, The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you, or a small team, to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life.

Awardees develop project management and leadership skills while they execute impactful and inventive strategies to elevate the Husky experience. This is a truly unique opportunity to strengthen the entire Husky community by promoting inclusivity and helping to make all students feel that they have a home at the UW. Previously funded projects include OpenSidewalks and HuskyADAPT, both of which have received national and state-wide recognition.  We are also proud to support the 2018 Husky Seed Fund winners, Capillaries Journal and One of Many.

The Husky Experience Student Advisory Council encourages all students to explore The Husky Seed Fund website, attend an information session, and/or contact seedfund@uw.edu for more information.

Follow us on Facebook to see the impact of previously funded projects and stay up to date on award news!

Eligibility:

  • All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications can be individual or team-based.
  • All team members must be in good academic standing (each with a minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate and professional students).
  • Projects must involve a UW faculty or staff member as a mentor.

Information Sessions and Application Writing Workshops:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26th: 4:30-5:30pm at Allen Research Commons Green A (Zoom meeting ID: 847-391-686)
  • Thursday, March 7th: 12:00-1:00pm at Allen Research Commons Green A (Zoom meeting ID: 581-181-209)

Get all of your questions answered wherever you are! Both info sessions will be available for free, remote streaming via Zoom for all UW students.

Application Dates:

  • Applications open:  Feb. 13, 2019
  • Applications close:  March 12, 2019
  • Semi-finalists will be contacted on April 4 and invited for interviews

Apply here:
https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/seedfund/366510

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