Port of Seattle CM Internships

Further discussions with Matt Weiss suggests that the Port has 7 positions to fill. Six at Sea-Tac and one on the waterfront.

Matt has major responsibility for the waterfront which includes the interaction with the city on the new seawall and the US 99 tunnel. In the past, the Port has done special things for its interns such as a tour of Sea-Tac, the control tower and some of the big waterfront projects.

Pay will likely be about $19/hour. Further, the Port generally hires full-time folks from the ranks of its interns…that should not be a surprise since many companies do the same thing.

You can find these postitions in the  “jobs” section at www.portseattle.org. Our CM interns generally get to spend most of their time in the field on our major construction projects assisting with inspection duties. Many former interns, including myself, have gone on to accept full time positions at the Port after school.

Civil Engineering (Transportation) Job Posting at Toole Design Group

Civil Engineering (Transportation) Job Posting at Toole Design Group

At Toole Design Group, we love what we do. Our staff of over 100 professionals are passionate about making communities better places to walk, bike and live through world-class transportation planning, engineering and urban design. We are a woman-owned business with one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the field. We are committed to innovation and excellence as we create multimodal transportation systems that shape our communities today and in the future. We are looking for an applicant with a bachelor or master degree and an interest in multimodal and active transportation.  We expect the applicant to grow into an employee who can take on the following responsibilities and has the following skills.
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UW SACNAS January Meeting -Tues, Jan 17th

Hello UW, and Happy New Year!

It’s a New Year and what a great time to get involved in outreach centered on building diversity in science. The UW Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is hosting its January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 5 – 6pm in HUB room #250. Come meet other students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields!

Our meetings are open to everyone and feature a different topic each month. This month our topic is “Minority Representation in Research”. Come join us for food, conversation, and hear about exciting outreach events coming up this quarter!
UW SACNAS January Meeting
Tuesday, January 17th 5-6 pm
in HUB 250

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Sign up: Tour the Light Rail Tunnel from Northgate-UW

Each year the Beavers, a heavy civil construction group, host a construction tour of a really cool construction project. This year it is literally right beneath us! They are hosting a tour of the Link Light Rail tunnel project that goes from Northgate to the UW. We are limited to 25 tour spots (there are other schools going too) so sign up quickly.

What: Link Light Rail Tunnel Tour (get in the tunnel!)
When: Friday, October 28th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (officially starts at 9, but I have to pass out vests, etc.)
Where: Meet at the HUB, Room 145
What you need to bring: you, long pants, work boots, shirt with sleeves (no Bro shirts), I will provide safety gear

Sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aca72dabfb6-link

ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU CAN COMMIT TO ATTEND THE TOUR (don’t take another’s spot then not attend).
If you are in my CEE 307 class that meets from 10:30 – 12:20 on Fridays, you can go (and miss class that day). Trust me.

This is a great opportunity to see a great project and get down inside an actual tunnel project that goes really close to right under More Hall. We have put interns on this project for a couple of years now…see what they are raving about.


Steve Muench
Tom and Marilyn Draeger / The Beavers Charitable Trust
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mailbox 352700
University of WashingtoN
Seattle, WA 98195
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Kickoff Institute of Transportation Engineers UW Oct 25th HUB

Please, join us for the Institute of Transportation Engineers at UW Student Chapter (ITEUW) Kickoff, which will be held on Tuesday October 25th from 6pm to 8pm at the Husky Union Bldg (HUB) Room 340.

Highlights of the Kickoff:

Learn from the professional experience in the transportation field from the following guest participants at the event:

– Mr. Pablo Para (City of Auburn)
– Ms. Barbara Ivanov (Center of Supply Chain and Transportation Logistics Program at UW)
– Mr. Christopher Eaves (Seattle Department of Transportation)
– Ms. Willcher (Seattle Department of Transportation)
– Mr. Maan Sidhu (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Learn about ITE, our Student Chapter at UW and your opportunities to participate as a student:
– Traffic Bowl (Transportation Trivia)
– ITE Data Collection Project
– ITE WA Student Night

The event has no cost and it is open to the public. Dinner will be provided. Please, RSVP through the following link no latter than Friday October 21st at 11:59pm if you want to attend so that we have enough food for everyone: Continue reading

Construction Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,
Welcome back and here’s to a great year! I am writing to let everyone know that there is a great new scholarship opportunity for students interested in and involved with construction engineering. The scholarship comes from the Beavers Charitable Trust. The award is $5,000 cash (2 awards given) and the award will be made in November. Here are the applications particulars: Continue reading

Transportation/Construction Scholarship Opportunity

Hi all,
Welcome back to school! I am writing to let everyone know about a scholarship opportunity for students interested in transportation (and transportation construction) in the Pacific Northwest. The scholarship comes from the Coral Sales Company and has been awarded here at UW for quite some time. The award is $1,000 cash (2 awards given) and the award will be made in November. Here are the applications particulars: Continue reading

UW Livable City Year kickoff event: October 6 @ Intellectual House, UW Seattle

Livable City Year kickoff

Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural <http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/08/30/university-of-washington-and-city-of-auburn-launch-first-livable-city-year-partnership/>

UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn.

When: Oct. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: <http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/int> wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus

What: Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need. UW students and professors will work with Auburn throughout the upcoming academic year to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability. Continue reading

Course Announcement: Water and Security in the Middle East : JSIS A 493 and JSIS A 593

Course Announcement: Water and Security in the Middle East    
Fall 2016 Course in International Studies
Water and Security in the Middle East    
JSIS A 493 and JSIS A 593
5 credits 

This course will take an interdisciplinary approach, beginning with an overview of the scientific and hydrological factors that are critical to understanding the subject. By studying three major river basins in the Middle East, students will explore the historic, geographic, political, environmental and legal factors that lead to conflict or cooperation. Since global climate change will likely affect fundamental drivers of the hydrological cycle, climate change will have a large impact on water resources and water resource managers. The instructor has traveled widely in the region and has published a book on “Strategic Water in Iraq.” Continue reading

ASCE Seattle Section Presents: Supercharge Your Career – Communication Course – Registration Ends Soon!

Civilians – The ASCE Seattle Section is hosting a career communication workshop this Saturday, Jan 30th.

The deadline to register is tomorrow, Wed, 1/27.
 Details below.

Calling all CEE grads and undergrads!  Looking for tips on how to be a more effective communicator in the workplace?  Seeking a networking opportunity with ASCE Seattle Section professionals?  If so, see the below information for ASCE Seattle Section’s Supercharge Your Career Communication Course to learn more: Continue reading