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CEE452: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Learn the fundamentals of structural design in reinforced concrete over
the summer, while keeping your job or internship! With all lectures
recorded, and online submission of HW (only two in-person exams),
this course is designed to accommodate other summer obligations. The
course covers the basic mechanics of concrete, the composite behavior
of concrete and steel, and the contemporary, code-compliant design of
slabs, beams, columns and other structural elements.

All lectures will be video recorded and made available through Canvas.  Homework and office hours and will also be facilitated online.  Two exams will be administered in-person, on UW Seattle campus.  For more details, please contact instructortyler2@uw.edu

Drainage Engineering Internship – CLOSING ON 4/30/19

Position Description

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has a Drainage Engineering Internship opportunity . The intern will receive supervised practical training in various areas of DWW operations, including: flow and level monitoring services; rain and operations data review; and data screening and analysis.

The intern will become familiar with the various parts of the DWW system, including: wastewater pipes and pump stations; passive and active hydraulic controlled structures; stormwater pipes, culverts, and ponds, and streams; and data acquisition from various sources.  Duties will involve field and office work and require that the intern be able to drive a city vehicle, carry/lift moderate loads, work in uneven terrain, and enter confined spaces.

Learning objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhance understanding of municipal DWW infrastructure and function
  • Gain experience with field work and documenting/reporting findings
  • Experience with reviewing design drawings/specs
  • Enhance technical writing skills and use of software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Visio, arcGIS, CAD)
  • Enhance organizational, communication, and data management skills.

There is currently one internship opportunity available. The projected start date is early-June. This internship is for up to 24 months or graduation, whichever comes first. We require a minimum 1-year commitment for this internship opportunity.

More information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/jobs/2416703/drainage-engineering-internship


Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Researcher

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for an ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (www.nas.edu/arl). This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have already tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Fellowship terms and benefits

  • An annual stipend of $100,000
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision)
  • Paid relocation and a professional travel allowance
  • One-year appointments are renewable for up to three years based on performance.
  • Fellowship appointments require a full-time commitment to the research program at ARL.
  • Fellows must be in residence at ARL during the entire period of the appointment.

Post Masters RA – Watershed Hydrobiogeochemical Modeling

Job Description

The candidate for this position will study the hydrologic and biogeochemical processes associated with river- groundwater exchange at watershed scale utilizing a suite of simulation codes, for example, subsurface flow and reactive transport code PFLOTRAN, Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), WRF-Hydro, and their equivalents. The candidate will be expected to participate in the development of novel conceptual models for modeling real-world flow and biogeochemical transport at various catchments within the Columbia River Basin. The candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of computational and experimental scientists to understand how the watershed-scale hydrologic and nutrient cycling is impacted by the hydrologic exchanges between the surface water and groundwater. This position will require numerical modeling, data analyses and visualization in a high performance computing environment.

Closing Date: April 29, 2019 – closing soon!

More Information: https://pnnl.jobs/richland-wa/post-masters-ra-watershed-hydrobiogeochemical-modeling/BBA907FD315F48E9814E6290E81E8486/job/

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CM 450 Construction Project Management Class for Summer 2019

Section: TTh 3:00 – 5:40pm;

Where: ARC 160 Arch 120F, VM 616-3618

Office: TTh: 2:00-3:00 or by appointment

Course Description
The purpose of the course is to introduce the principles, techniques, and practices used for the management of
construction projects, namely, construction contracting, estimating, planning, scheduling, time management, cost
control and earned value, resource management, and financial management. The scope of work cover civil and
commercial projects, however, more emphasis are on civil projects.

If interested, apply now!!

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2019 Daniel and Irma Evans Endowed Lecture

Thursday, May 9, 3:30pm
Kane Hall, Room 220

Reception to follow in Kane Hall’s Walker-Ames room.


Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.


Transportation Matters: Moving Washington Forward

Washington state’s economy, its people and their quality of life depend on a multimodal, integrated transportation system that works for all of its users, regardless of age, ability or economic status. Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar will discuss the Washington State Department of Transportation’s role as stewards of the state’s $200 billion investment in transportation and how the agency is managing today’s challenges – congestion, system preservation, land use, workforce and more. Millar also takes a look ahead to future transportation trends including system resilience, alternative energy, new and emerging technology, as well as funding and investment priorities. 

Questions? Please contact Veronica Brauchli at brauchli@uw.edu.

Project Geomorphologist Job Opportunity

Job Overview
Conduct field surveys of river and floodplain shape and elevation, gather pipeline elevation data, and
assist in general field data collection efforts describing river geomorphic conditions and processes.
Additional data collection efforts may include kayaking, canoeing, and working from a motor boat.
Assessment of potential bank instability. Field work will typically require travel away from home for
between two to four weeks. Office work supporting erosion and scour assessments at water crossings
and identifying flood related risks to pipeline integrity. Additional work may include acoustical
assessments of river processes.
Office work may be conducted from a home office. Field work typically requires multiple weeks away
from home and travel across North America.

Key Responsibilities

  • Field data collection efforts and desktop hydrology, hydraulic, and scour and erosion assessments.
  • Support and lead report efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned

Interested? Email jbarry@geomorphic-solutions.com

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Teaching Statement Workshop !!

Calling all UW graduate students & postdocs! Faculty positions in higher education usually require a teaching statement as part of the application. What the what?
Join Dr. Milan Vidaković (Center for Teaching and Learning) to find out what a teaching statement can look like, how to develop one (even if you have never been a TA), review examples, & brainstorm with peers.
Teaching Statement Workshop
Tuesday, April 23
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Gerberding Hall 142
Please register here by Monday, April 22, 9am
To request disability accommodation, please contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu.