Course announcement: Planning & Designing in Response to Changing Climates

Course of Interest: AUT17

Course announcement:Planning & Designing in Response to Changing Climates

TTh 5:30-6:50 pm – D. Heerwagen

Changing climates pose significant challenges to how the built environment can be used and should be developed now and in the near future. Likely changing climatic events will include the increasing intensity, frequency, and duration of heat waves; droughts; extreme winds; heavy rainstorms (leading to flooding in river basins and along coast lines); more powerful hurricanes, typhoons, and tornadoes; and rising sea levels. It is also probable that changing climates will alter patterns of disease vectors, air pollution, agricultural productivity (and plant growth, generally), insect and animal habitats, and so forth.

This course will examine the probable challenges that climate change will provide for existing and future cityscapes, landscapes, buildings, and human health and well-being, including fostering social and economic justice. The class will seek solutions –defining responsive design and performance standards – for the built environment, so that future urban form, landscape developments, and buildings, and their occupants, will be able to function successfully when confronted with the changing climates.

 

 

Warning: Beware of IRS/USCIS/SPD Phone Call Scams

Hi Everyone, Though tax season is past UW Students, Faculty and Staff continue to be the target of phone call scams. The individuals who have received these calls are told that they owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service or other agencies and must pay immediately, or face consequences. These calls are usually accompanied by threats of arrest, deportation or other forms of action. On various occasions scammers will use caller ID spoofing to make it appear as the agency they are impersonating. If you receive any of these phone calls please hang up immediately. Do not provide any information.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-urges-public-to-stay-alert-for-scam-phone-calls

The IRS will not: Continue reading

AWWA student poster competition

AWWA’s Water Quality Technology Conference is being held in Portland, OR this November 2017.

This conference is great way for students to meet and network with professionals. Highlights include Speed Networking and Lunch with the Boss.

Students can participate in the poster competition by submitting an abstract online.

Abstracts must be submitted by October 9, 2017.

Click here for conference information

Click here for abstract information

Continue reading

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: City of Redmond

Transportation Planning Intern

Minimum Salary: $12.51 per hour
Maximum Salary: $21.77 per hour
Posted Date: 09/14/2017open until filled

Preference will be given to applications received by September 27th.

This Transportation Planning Intern will assist staff in the City of Redmond’s Transportation Planning & Engineering Division (TP&E) to plan and deliver multimodal transportation projects and programs in this growing community and regional jobs center. Major projects underway light rail station area planning, long-range transportation project list development, and the development of Downtown Redmond into a mixed use urban center. Continue reading

Sign up for the CC@E Success Conference & Career Readiness Webinars

Engineering Career Success Conference:

The second annual Engineering Career Success Conference connects students with company representatives to learn how to succeed in today’s job market directly from the industry professionals.

  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • Time: 9:00AM – 1:40PM
  • Location: Mary Gates Hall
  • Registration Fee: $20

This conference will consist of sessions led by industry professionals and CC@E Career Coach to prepare students for their job and internship search. Workshop topics include: Networking, Interviewing 101, Non-Traditional career Paths: Consulting, First Six Months on the Job, Resume & Cover Letter, and many more. Space is limited to 100 Engineering students, and morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Follow the link to reserve & pay for your spot: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/engrhire/338389.

Career Readiness Webinar Series:

Fall is “prime time recruiting season,” so are you ready to attend the upcoming career fairs, including the 10/10 Engineering Hiring Expo? CC@E will be providing a series of Career Readiness webinars this year to help students prepare for their job and internship search. Registration for the Webinars will begin on Monday, September 18, and more information will be available closer to that date.

  • Resume Webinar: Monday, October 2nd, 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Making the Most of a Career Fair: Thursday, October 5th, 3:30 – 4:30pm

If you have any questions, please contact the CC@E below.

 

CAREER CENTER @ ENGINEERING

 

014 Loew Hall / Box 352180 / Seattle, WA 98195

Office 206.221.8423

engrhire@uw.edu / Visit our Website