Remote Access to CEE Computer Labs

Throughout the Spring Quarter 2020, CEE computer labs will be accessible via Remote Desktop only.
For remote access to a computer, you may go to the Computing section of the Current Students menu on CEE website.
Here are some tips and instructions:
Quick Tips:

  • If you do not see any computer labs listed, make sure you are connected to Husky OnNET VPN
  • Select a computer lab: More 01A or 01B
  • Select the Address of an available computer
  • Mac Os only: Open the downloaded *.rdp file (RequiresMicrosoft Remote Desktop)
  • Login with your UW NetID credentials

Important Notice:

  • This resource is restricted to CEE students and instructors only.
  • Remote Desktop users are logged out after 15 minutes of idle time.
  • Any saved work will be accessible for 24 hours on the same workstation.
Although the computers in CEE labs are very capable, your experience may vary based on the network bandwidth available to you and the demand by the application you are running. If you experience poor performance while using this new resource, please let CEE IT know and include the particular application used.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact CEE IT.

Undergrad Advising Schedule and Health and Wellness Services

Here’s the weekly update from Brian and Charlotte:

Hope you all had a good first day of the quarter! We hope you are all staying well. Please see below with the important information from advising for the week.

Advising Schedule

Undergraduate advisors will be available throughout the week for 20 minute zoom or phone appointments. Advising appointments are posted on our calendars here.  If you can’t find a time that works, feel free to email with your availability and we will do our best to find you a time. When you schedule an appointment with us, we will follow up with a zoom link.

Quick questions are also ideal for emails to

Please let us know if you are having any registration issues.

Counseling Reminder

Now is a stressful time for many. UW Counseling Center has tips with how to deal with stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak and is offering their services remotely.

The Counseling Center is a free, confidential resource for students and offers professional services for stress management, coping strategies, and ways to manage conditions like anxiety and depression. You can make an appointment by calling 206-543-1240.

Hall Health Mental Health offers similar services as well as medication evaluation and management, group therapy, and other forms of support. Hall Health isn’t a free resource, but they do accept most kinds of insurance. You can make an appointment by calling 206-543-5030.

Husky Health and Well-Being offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer advocates, trainings and more. Their goal is to support health, safety, and well-being so you can make the most of your UW experience.

CareLink. CareLink is a free, confidential helpline for UW employees (mainly faculty and staff) that is staffed by licensed professionals who can talk with you about how to navigate difficult life situations and help with stress management. They can also refer callers to one of their affiliated therapists for in-person counseling sessions. You can reach a representative 24/7 by calling 866-598-3978.

CC@E WEBINAR: “Navigating Today’s Engineering Job Market”

CC@E’s Gail Cornelius is hosting a LIVE Webinar|Ask-Me-Anything to discuss what we’re hearing, the current state of the job market, and what students can do in the meantime. I’ll also introduce the weekly workshops that our team will be hosting through Spring Quarter, with distinct offerings for UNDERGRAD and GRAD students.

Interested participants must RSVP via Handshake in order to obtain the Zoom link.

The webinar will be Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00-1:00 pm.

Grand Challenges Impact Lab: Study in India

Interested in a study abroad program that offers hands-on, project-based learning about Grand Challenges and social innovation that will also count as your capstone and technical elective classes.  Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL), a UW study abroad program in Bangalore, India, is recruiting junior and senior undergraduates as well as graduate students for their Winter 2021 program!

Grand Challenges (GCs) are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, climate change, low-income housing, education in disadvantaged communities, and access to health care. GCIL empowers students to address GCs. Through GCIL, interdisciplinary teams of 4 students are placed in a local organization with experience with a GC and are challenged to propose, test, and prototype solutions using tools of entrepreneurship and social innovation.

Watch examples of past student projects here:


GCIL study abroad includes a 1 credit Autumn-quarter course at UW Seattle, and a 15 credit Winter-quarter course (approximately January 3, 2021 – March 15, 2021) in Bangalore, India.

Learn more about the program and view the application here. Applications will open at the beginning of Spring quarter with a priority application deadline of May 15th.


Join GCIL’s virtual info sessions on Zoom here.

  • Wednesday, April 8 from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm.
  • Tuesday, April 14 from 11:00am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 23 from 2:00pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 29 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 7 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 12 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 20 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

If you are unavailable to join one of our info sessions, check out this informational session video that one of our alumni made here.

You can also email questions to