AWRA 2015 Speed Networking Event, Thursday, April 16th 6-8pm

Please join AWRA-UW students and water resources professionals for an evening of networking. The event will feature a panel discussion of water resources professionals and a session of speed networking. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. Advice and mentorship from professionals provides students with the information they need to make informed career decisions. This is a great opportunity to ask professionals questions about their career paths and post-college job transitions. Hope to see you there (remember to RSVP)! 

 ~AWRA-UW Representatives

 AWRA 2015 Speed Networking Event:
 Thursday, April 16th, 6-8pm
 Vista Cafe, inside the Foege Genome Sciences Building
 Please RSVP:


On-Leave Procedures for Spring Quarter

Maintaining Student Status and On-Leave Procedures:

Graduate students are required to maintain graduate status by either being  registered or being granted on-leave status for every quarter in the  graduate program (summer quarter on-leave is automatically granted for all  graduate students).  To request On-leave status, submit the online Graduate On-leave request  through MyGrad-Student View by the DEADLINE: May 29, 2015.

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The On-leave request will then be reviewed by the department for approval.  Any requests for On-leave status for 4 or more consecutive quarters will  require approval from your faculty advisor. Students on the Research track  will require faculty advisor approval for any On-leave quarters. Students  must be in good academic standing to be eligible for On-leave status.  After the request has been approved by the department, the non-refundable  $25 fee must be paid no later than 11:59 PM on the last day of instruction,  June 5, 2015.

See Graduate School Dates and Deadlines:

Note, the May 29th deadline to submit the On-leave request is before the  Graduate School deadline in order to allow sufficient time for the Advising  Office to review and approve the request before the fee payment deadline.  Note: International students must have registered full time (10 or more  credits) for three consecutive quarters and have approval from both their  graduate program and the International Student Services office.

For more information on the eligibility requirements, policies and  procedures, go to:

A matriculated student who fails to maintain student status, who wishes to  resume studies must submit an online reinstatement request to the Graduate  School. The department will review the request for approval. Upon approval  by the department, students must then pay a $250 Reinstatement Fee to  process their reinstatement and return to active student status. The fee is  paid online with MasterCard or Visa and is due by the last day of  instruction.

To request Reinstatement, go to MyGrad-Student View:

For complete details regarding reinstatement policies and procedures,  including eligibility, please refer to

Let us know if you have any questions.

Lorna Latal
Graduate Program Advisor – Research Track
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
201 More Hall / Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Jennifer Ross  Graduate
Program Advisor – Non-Thesis Master’s Program
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
201 More Hall / Box 352700
Seattle, WA 98195-2700

New Course for SPR15 – CEE 599: Infrastructure Systems & Community Resilience

CEE 599A: Infrastructure Systems and Community Resilience, which is being taught in Spring quarter. More and more earthquake, wind and tsunami engineering of buildings and bridges is being considered in the context of community resilience. Community leaders are asking how damage to buildings and bridges from natural and other hazards will impact the community as whole and how community resilience to earthquakes and other hazards can be improved by retrofit programs, new design requirements, and programs that incent the design and construction of high-performance buildings. The CEE 599A class is intended to explore the impact on communities of natural and manmade hazards as well as the factors that contribute to community resilience. Thus, the CEE 599A class would certainly be a good addition to your graduate curriculum; for MS students, the course would meet your MS degree requirement of 3 coursework credits outside of structural engineering.

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Aerospace Engineering Colloquium (3/9 at 4pm) – Extreme Events in Turbulence: Scaling and Direct Numerical Simulations

On Monday March 9th at 4pm, the Aeronautics and Astronautics Colloquium will be given by Dr. Diego Donzis from Texas A&M Univ in LOEW 216. Abstract is below.

Extreme events in turbulence: scaling and direct numerical simulations

Diego A. Donzis
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA

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Summer Internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Pathways Internship Program)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have two summer internships available for qualified applicants. Please visit their website for more information about these internships.

The internship positions below are open to U.S. citizens and are a part of the Pathways Internship Program.

1.  Student Trainee (Biology) GS-0499-03/04:
Announcement number:  WTHF15ENB0341322708PI
OPENS:  12 FEB 2015
CLOSES: 13 MAR 2015
Salary Range: $27,138.00 to $39,609.00 / Per Year

Please visit the website for more details about job requirements and qualifications:

2.  Student Trainee (Engineering and Architecture) GS-0899-03/04:         Announcement number:  WTHF15EN03041307266PI
OPEN:  20 FEB 2015
CLOSES: 17 MAR 2015
Salary Range: $27,138.00 to $39,609.00 / Per Year

Please visit the website for more details about job requirements and qualifications:

Please note the short deadlines to apply for these internships.

Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world’s premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services.  Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals.

CareerWISE: An online coach for graduate women in STEM

The CareerWISE laboratory would like to introduce you to the newly expanded CareerWISE resilience training programCareerWISE is an evidence-based and freely available online resource that assists women in science and engineering fields to progress through their PhD programs and prepare for future career environments. Developed at Arizona State University with the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the program is the first of its kind – an online, anytime coach customized for women pursuing PhDs in STEM fields.

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Olympic Chapter: Young Environmental Professionals Mixer, 3/3/15

3/3/15 Olympic Chapter Young Environmental Professionals Mixer

Join us for a casual evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while networking with young and emerging professionals interested in pursuing or furthering careers related to an environmental field. Bring your friends and colleagues with you for a great opportunity to meet like-minded professionals from the Seattle area.

Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) is a networking group presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC).

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Spring Quarter Course Change – CEE 517: Wind Engineering Design now offered

The CEE 599: Wind Turbine Design course offered Spring quarter has been cancelled. We will be offering CEE 517: Wind Engineering Design instead for spring quarter registration in it’s place.

Please note, if you register through PCE registration and would like to register for this class, please write this course on your registration form and use the PCE registration number 150237.

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge – Official Entry due Feb. 22nd

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Official Entry for EIC – due Sunday February 22!

Click here to register your team now!  Add team member names/emails/school information and a brief description of the environmental problem you have identified and your solution. (This is NOT the 5-7 p. Business Summary.)

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