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.

2017 Math Academy- Volunteer Opportunities

The UW College of Engineering  is seeking engineering faculty and graduate student volunteers to present engaging educational presentations and activities highlighting their field and research during their summer Mathematics Academy program, (July 9th – Aug 4th).

The Math Academy is a 4-week residential program that targets high achieving underrepresented minority and female students who are interested in engineering, science, and math. Your presentation will help to expose them to engineering as an academic discipline, introduce them to college-level research, and excite them about careers in engineering.  Your presentation will also provide an opportunity for broader impact in your research work.

There are two exciting opportunities for you to engage with students:

  • OPTION #1:  Engineering Exploration Seminars- Introduce students to various fields within engineering by engaging them in hands-on activities.
  • OPTION #2:  FOCUS Research Exploration Projects- Introduce students to the practical purpose and process of engineering research, particularly at a research institution like the University of Washington.

If you would like to get involved with Math Academy, please review and complete the attached proposal sheet: 2017_Math_Academy_Presentation_Form

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. 

Xceptional Prep- Test Preparation Instructor Positions

Xceptional Prep is seeking preparation instructors for their GRE, SAT and ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays (GRE and SAT) and Saturdays (ACT). They seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. As the best test prep value, their company offers six week, high-quality test preparation courses at a value price.


  • Education: Current graduate or professional student Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.; or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s degree, or J.D.
  • Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, or ACT.
  • Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, discussion, recitation, etc. class. Prior university teaching experience is required.
  • Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have both excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Xceptional Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
  • Consistent Weekend Commitment: Test preparation offerings depend upon instructor reliability, commitment and consistency. Instructors must be available on weekends from late January to mid November. GRE and SAT Courses are taught on Sundays; ACT Courses are taught on Saturdays. Instructors can teach anywhere from 3 to 9 hours per weekend depending upon location.

For more information and how to apply see attached: Xceptional_Prep_Employment

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.

Campus Summer Internship with UW Engineering Services

UW Facilities Services Engineering Services

Student Worker Summer Position: LIDAR and GIS/GPS Tech Specialist

This position qualifies as a student internship, designed for a student from the UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering who is currently registered for Fall Quarter 2017. This position is for the summer months of June 2017 through September 2017 working 40 hours per week. The pay rate is $15.00 per hour. Performs various tasks in the office and in the field, supporting requests from the engineers and the GIS/GPS specialist such as (but not limited to):

  • LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanning
    • Collecting and processing field data collected by a FARO Focus scanner to create a 3D model
  • Geographic Information Systems
    • Analyze field data, data compilation for map making, format data for GIS use, digitize custom points, lines and polygons.
  • Global Positioning Systems
    • Checking out GPS equipment and performing independent or group field assignments
  • Data Collection
    • Use Apple iPads to collect field data to create a GIS Infrastructure Record
  • Copying, mapmaking, filing, sorting
  • Word processing and/or data entry into spreadsheets as required
  • Other duties as assigned

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AWRA-UW Spring Networking Event

The following note is  from the CEE AWRA (water resources) student association…

The time has come for the UW AWRA’s last event of the year! On behalf of our organization, I’d like to invite you all to our Spring Networking Event on May 23rd from 6pm-8pm in the South Campus Center Lobby. This event is geared towards connecting students to professionals in their various fields of interest, and giving them the opportunity to learn about some of the incredible projects related to water resources going on throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Who: We will be hosting professionals from a variety of water-related fields (fish biologists, environmental scientists, project managers, hydrogeologists, engineers, etc.) representing a number of different organizations, including the Washington Water Trust, King County, Seattle Public Utilities, various private consultancy firms, and nonprofits.

Event format: We will have a brief Q&A where students will be able to ask our guests their burning questions in an informal panel discussion. Following the panel, we’ll host a fun speed networking session, where you’ll rotate to various tables of professionals to get more one-on-one time with them.

If you are planning to attend, we would appreciate if you could fill out a quick RSVP form.

We look forward to seeing you there!

“More Women” Talks- Melissa McKinney (Kpff) on May 30th

“More Women” talks offer CEE students an opportunity to meet and learn from female leaders in Civil Engineering. Meetings take place monthly and aim to bring together current and future leaders in our field, and offer an opportunity to form connections that could last far beyond graduation.  

The last talk of this spring will be held in More 110 on May 30th 5pm. Melissa McKinney will be sharing some of her experiences in working as a structural engineer at Kpff. Light refreshments will be provided by the Beavers Foundation.

Please RSVP to the event here and sign up for the “More Women” mailing list!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email Heta (hetak@uw.edu) or Hannah (hclong95@uw.edu).

Upcoming YMF Events

Hello all! The YMF has several events coming up this month that we’re excited to share with you!

First, HILTI, Holland Construction, and Cary Kopczynski and Company are partnering to offer a site tour of 970 Denny in Seattle! (Project info on Weber Thompson’s website here) The tour will be offered on Tuesday, May 30th, 5-6pm. Space is limited, so we can take the first 15 respondents. If you are interested, please fill out the RSVP form below, and fill out and return the attached liability waiver. Meeting location is the Holland site office at 124 Terry Ave N, please bring appropriate PPE.

Second, immediately following the tour will be a happy hour at Brave Horse Tavern, 310 Terry Ave N, proudly sponsored by HILTI. Light food and drinks will be provided! Unfortunately, this is a 21+ venue, so please be aware of this.

If you are interested in either of these events on May 30th, please RSVP here.

Finally, ASCE is offering a free webinar on Tuesday, 5/23, 12-1pm titled “How to Set Effective Goals, Find a Mentor and Make Other Critical Career Decisions”. For more information and to register, please follow the link here.

If you have any questions, e-mail them to seawymf@gmail.com.

Summer Internship Opportunity with ABBAE

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE), is leading building envelope architectural engineering firm in Seattle. ABBAE is seeking a Paid Summer Intern (Part-time or Full-time) to assist in their Seattle office with their increased summer workload.

Work will consist of:

  • CAD Library organization
  • CAD production
  • Conduct code and product research for consultants
  • Assist in field testing
  • Work alongside technical consultants to prepare investigation reports

For more information, visit www.abbae.com.

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume & cover letter to astephens@abbae.com.