Buerk Center’s Environmental Innovation Practicum

Environmental Innovation Practicum

  • Open to all majors| 2 credits, Tuesdays 4-5:50 p.m.| Autumn Quarter
  • ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495 (Soon to be ENGR 443, ENVIR 443)

Each weekly seminar instructed by Deb Hagen-Lukens will help students discover how to create solutions to environmental problems. Students will form inter-disciplinary teams and create project-based solutions while receiving coaching by environmental professionals or entrepreneurs. Excellent preparation for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Recommended for juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Questions? E-mail Lauren Brohawn at brohal@uw.edu.

Pacific Science Center Volunteer Opportunity!

Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteer (Adult/18+)

Do you enjoy sharing your passion for making things, tinkering with objects, building with mechanical parts or experimenting with electronics? Pacific Science Center seeks engaging volunteers to facilitate inside Tinker Tank, a space which aims to inspire visitors to explore new ideas through hands-on, open ended design experiences – using their hands, tools, and imaginations!

Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteers will work directly with visitors of all ages to facilitate open-ended maker activities inside Tinker Tank. Facilitator Volunteers play a crucial role in the exploration process as they help people iterate and creatively problem solve. They will also have the chance to help shape this space as it continues to grow, and will be a critical part of introducing new activities. Additional duties include greeting and helping our guests to provide the best possible Pacific Science Center experience. Creative, outgoing and enthusiastic individuals are well suited for this position. We ask that volunteers make a commitment of at least ten, five hour shifts. Application and training required.

Position description: Tinker_Tank_Facilitator_Position_Description_2017

Flyer: 2017_Tinker_Tank_Facilitator_Flyer

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, apply online. 


Summer 2017: HSTAA 490- History of Capitalism

What is capitalism? It defines our world, yet until recently it has not be the focus of historical study. This seminar course offers a broad overview of American capitalism from colonial times up to the present. It introduces students to the transformation of America from a rural colonial outpost of the British Empire to the largest industrially developed economic power in the world, and the more recent turn toward neoliberal policies in the late 20th century. The course will consider the political, social, cultural, legal, moral, and environmental dimensions of American life – with a particular focus on the varieties of American capitalism, how the picture looks different through the analysis of race, class and gender. This is a history “from the bottom, all the way to the top.” All together it hopes to provide a picture of the historical characteristics and dynamics of American capitalism.

Assignments and grading are as follows: One take home final, one in class midterm, and three “micro essays” on readings from class.

UW Student Health and Health Insurance Survey

CEE students- see survey below from a student-led team from the School of Public Health. They are working in conjunction with Hall Health to collect information about student health care and health insurance at UW.

In response to the introduction of state health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the University of Washington discontinued the Student Health Insurance Plan option. But with the ACA currently under threat, our group is interested in assessing student health needs that could inform policy-making decisions for future planning. Please note that this survey and any information derived from it is not representative of the UW administration.

To access the survey, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/studenthealthsurvey2017

Answers will remain anonymous and confidential. At the end of the survey, you will have a chance to provide your email address to be entered to win from multiple drawings. They will be raffling off a $100 Amazon Gift Card (x1), $50 Amazon Gift Cards (x4), and $20 UW Bookstore Gift Cards (x2). Email address and survey data will not be connected. This survey will be open until the end of May.