Volunteer with Science Explorers!

Are you interested in science and engineering outreach for kids? Come volunteer with the Science Explorers! We’re a science enrichment program at Sanislo Elementary school, where we do fun weekly science and engineering lessons, like bottle rockets and potato circuits! This quarter we’ll be focusing on engineering activities.

Check out our website and attend an info session on Tuesday, January 10 at 2:30 in EEB 431. Please RSVP to sdrao@uw.edu if you plan on attending.

Sundipta Rao

Graduate Student (PhD)

Seelig Lab | University of Washington


Job Opening – Equilibria Structural Engineering

Equilibria Structural Engineering
9999 Harbour Place Suite 107
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Equilibria is searching to fill a full time structural engineering position located in Mukilteo, Washington. Equilibria is a small structural engineering firm established in 2013 that has experienced consistent growth in the current market. We primarily specialize in custom residential construction, as well as light commercial structures. We work with all types of building materials including wood, concrete, masonry and steel. Work will be performed under the supervision of a licensed Structural Engineer.

Primary Responsibilities: Continue reading

Thesis / Dissertation Webinar

Thursday, October 20, 2016

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2479275952292470529

The Graduate School and UW Libraries will present students with basic information about submitting their Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD). This webinar will cover important topics such as publishing, formatting, copyright, open access, delayed release, ProQuest/UMI and university publication agreements, preparing an ETD for submission and an overview of the electronic submission process. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions. For those unable to attend, this session will be recorded and posted to the Graduate School website.

 In addition, please review the ETD Checklists and other important information about the ETD submission process online: Final Submission of Your Thesis/Dissertation.


The American Water Resources Associate UW Chapter is looking for officers!

AWRA-UW is focused on fostering discussion, community and networking around water-related issues. We host career development, research, field trip and service events, and are supported by our student officers and the active Washington State professional chapter of AWRA.

It is a great organization to work with as it provides career-building experience for those in environmental engineering, water resources and hydrology, environmental science and environmental policy. Past members and officers have found internships and jobs through AWRA-UW events and contacts.

Currently, the chapter has only two student officers for the 2016-2017 year, and currently has zero CEE graduate student officers. Typically, the chapter has had 4-7 officers with several each year hailing from CEE (home of the water resources program!).

So if you are interested, please consider helping out as an officer! The time commitment is not substantial: the chapter plans 1-2 events per quarter and the officers work together on the planning efforts. Undergraduate, master’s and PhD students are all welcome and have served as officers in the past.

Interested folks should contact Rachel Freeman (rfreema3@uw.edu), Tyler Oshiro (toshiro7@uw.edu) or awra@uw.edu.

Thank you!

AWRA-UW Officers


Professional Development Workshop for International Graduate Students

Event Details
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: HUB 250

Name: Communication Skills for International Graduate Students

Description:  Free refreshments provided!  Join us for a lively and informative workshop! • Learn about cultural differences and communication styles • Discuss communication skills – in and out of the classroom • Practice tips for effective communication and networking skills • Develop strategies for real world communication situations in academic, professional and social settings Both facilitators have combined professional backgrounds in working with English-as-Second-Language students, public speaking, workshop facilitation, and teaching.  The event is co-sponsored by Core Programs at the Graduate School, GPSS, and FIUTS.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Ziyan Bai at baiziyan@uw.edu

Graduate Research Assistant, Core Programs, the Graduate School
Ph.D. Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Washington

Time to Invent (TTI) – Volunteer Opportunity

Are you a female undergraduate or graduate student in STEM? Are you all too familiar with being in the minority? Would like to help change this for the next generation? I’d like to introduce a great outreach opportunity through the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Time to Invent (TTI) is an after-school outreach program focused on instilling a love of science and engineering in young girls . Once a month – for 2 hours – we visit a local elementary school where we lead 3rd-5th grader girls through hands-on science activities. Past activities have included building aluminum boats to learn about density and buoyancy and learning about absorption with common kitchen ingredients!

 Check out our Facebook page ! http://www.facebook.com/timetoinventuw

Why join?

– Inspire the new generation
– Help develop engaging science experiments for kids
– Connect with UW female graduate/undergraduate students from other departments

Information Session:

Day: October 6th
Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Place: CSE 203

Please RSVP so we have an estimate for people and snacks. If you choose to volunteer, we will have sign-up sheets at the meeting.

RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/g3OXZTMrxWZXsR0I2

This program is also the beginning of a graduate student-focused group within the UW section of SWE – a global organization supporting the success of women in STEM fields. SWE at UW has fantastic networking opportunities with employers and other professional women, leadership workshops, conference presentations, and more.

Questions? Contact us at timetoinventuw@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunity

Science explorers is currently recruiting graduate student volunteers to come teach fun science and engineering lessons to kids! We do everything from bottle rockets to potato circuits.

We’ll have an orientation session on Tuesday, Oct 4 at 12:30 in EEB 303. We’ll be ordering pizza for the event so please rsvp to sdrao@uw.edu if you’re interested in attending!


Sundipta Rao
Graduate Student (PhD)
Seelig Lab | University of Washington

AWRA-UW Kickoff Event

Interested in water resources? Like free pizza?

The American Water Resources Association UW-Chapter (AWRA-UW) is for you! Come join our Fall Kick-Off meeting:

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 3:45-4:45PM
Location: Forest Club Room (207) of Anderson Hall (southwest of Rainier Vista lawn)

Several officer positions available – take on a leadership role in a student club!

AWRA scholarships are available to graduate students and undergrads – come to learn more details and how to apply.

We will also introduce new members and the purpose of the club. You will learn about networking with water resources professionals and other events.

To learn more about AWRA-UW, please visit:


Pizza will be served. Hope to see you there!

– AWRA-UW Leadership Team

Osborn Consulting – Engineer Positions

Osborn Consulting currently has an open position for a Project Engineer with 0-5 years experience in design, planning, and implementation of civil design projects.

Follow the link for a complete description of the position. 

Project Engineer Job Description

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@osbornconsulting.com


Osborn Consulting currently has an open position for a Transportation Project Engineer with 5-8 years experience in all aspects of transportation, stormwater, and utility design.

Follow the link for a complete description of the position. 

Transportation Project Engineer Job Description

Please send your resume and cover letter toinfo@osbornconsulting.com