Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Competition Timeline

Gearing up for the competitions!

We hope students from around the region are hard at work, checking out campus maker spaces, talking to their potential customers,and testing and modifying their prototypes, as they set themselves up for the 2019  Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship competitions. The competitions are open to all college students, grads and undergrads, across the Pacific Northwest. On the UW Seattle campus we are hosting a number of workshops and team formation nights where speakers talk about design thinking, maker space equipment available to students, how to do market validation, customer discovery and more. We also have students who have gone through the competitions in past years come back to share their experiences. All of this helps this year’s cohort of students learn what the competitions are all about so they will get excited about jumping in and bringing a project of their own into the mix.

How do you tap in to all of this wealth of information? Join our social media channels where video highlights will be shared over the next few months.

Learn more about the 2018 final Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge event and get all the details for this year’s competition at HIC.WASHINGTON. EDU. Why do students enter the competition? Connections to industry experts, a place to share the vision for their product with a large audience, prizes and more. It’s an experience not to be missed!


Are you up for taking on a big challenge in the environmental field? Learn more about student teams that did just that in the 2018 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge and  took away big prizes and valuable advice from the 200+ judges who were present. Get all the details on how to enter this year at EIC.WASHINGTON.EDU and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!


The UW Business Plan Competition is the big finale of the competition series! More than 80 teams from around the region enter, bringing all sorts of ideas ranging from food products to tech products. This is a multi-round competition with 36 advancing teams moving from the Screening Round to the “Investment Round,” then 16 of those go on to the “Sweet Sixteen Coaching Round,” and only 4 of those move on to the “Final Four.” Three of those impressive teams will be the final winners. It’s a crazy, energetic process, that brings incredible teams and products to the point they can have a real, positive impact on the world.


CEE Ugrad Weekly: WIN19 Planning and Requesting Add Codes/Waitlists

CEE Undergraduate Weekly (11.2.18)


As you probably know, today was the start of Period I registration for Winter 2019.  If you are unable to register for a CEE class, please submit an add code request here: http://tinyurl.com/ceeaddcoderequest

Submitting an add code request will place you on the waitlist and notify us that there is demand for the class in question.

There are a few targeted notices to specific student populations so please read through everything:


All CEE Students:

WIN19 Registration Reminders

  • Period I registration for WIN19 started today, Friday, Nov 2nd (Your registration date can be found on your MyUW registration page).

Please cross-check your course prerequisites against your degree audit.  This will ensure the registration system recognizes that you have satisfied the prerequisites.  If you see any discrepancies, please email ceadvice@uw.edu.



  • We also want to stress the importance of having backup classes.

If you find that your first choice of class or section is full when you try to register, check the time schedule notes for that class to see how to get on a waitlist or receive an add code.

We always try to accommodate those on the waitlist.



Additional Writing Requirement

  • We have been receiving a number of questions from students about satisfying the 4cr of additional writing.

There are a number of ways to satisfy this requirement, all of which are outlined here:



Schedule Planning Resources – WIN19



  • WIN19 CEE Course Updates – See the email we sent out (10/23) with information on CEE 457, CEE 424, TE and UD Electives.


  • SPR19 Update: Both CEE 420 and CEE 429 will have open registration for CEE majors in Spring 2019.

Professors Kim and Kaminsky have decided not to collect a survey for add codes as they have done in the past. Please let us know if you have any questions.

As with all courses, you will want to have a backup course in place and if you cannot get into your first choice on registration day, please make sure to complete an add code request to be added to the waitlist.



  • You will be registering for your Track I & II classes on your own for WIN19 & SPR19. We will not be distributing add codes.

Please make sure to stay in your assigned track.

Make sure to reference the BSCE degree sheet or BSEnvE degree sheet for information on the Junior Track Courses and Degree Requirements.




  • Continue taking program prerequisite courses as outlined in the sample 4-year plan on the BSCE degree sheet.

You should try to complete the Physics and Chemistry courses in sequence (through PHYS 123 and CHEM 152) by the end of your sophomore year, if possible, as the CEE Junior year is fully packed with required CEE 300-level courses.

You may also start on 300-level CEE courses as appropriate, if you have completed prerequisite courses, but we strongly recommend that you do so after you have consulted with a CEE Advisor.


CEE Undergraduate News Blog

  • Here you will find postings about jobs, internships, research opportunities, scholarships, new courses, and much more, organized in easily accessible categories.


As always, let us know if you have any questions!





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Please share: 2019 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!

2019 Bonderman Fellowship application is now available!
Deadline: January 14, 2019, 12:00 noon (PST)

The 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open and we encourage you to apply! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

The first information session is next Monday, 11/5/18, 12:30-1:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall 206.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2019. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

All applicants must be enrolled (for graduate students “on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply: Continue reading