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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Short courses in association with the MODFLOW; hydrology courses

I’d like to bring your attention to the 7 short courses available this year in association with the MODFLOW and More conference series (2-5 June, 2019). The deadline for early registration rates is Friday, April 15 and we’d love to see you in Golden. We have some really exceptional courses and instructors this year and hope that you will have the chance to come develop your modeling skills with us.

SPR:19 GRDSCH 515 Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks & Practices

The Center for Teaching and Learning presents various courses offered to Graduate students who are interested in developing and strengthening their teaching skills.

Designed for graduate students seeking to build knowledge and skills in effective teaching practices. Students are introduced to fundamental pedagogical frameworks and practices applicable across the disciplines in:
  • Course design
  • Assessment
  • Active learning strategies
  • Teaching inclusively
  • Using technology effectively in teaching 

Time and Date: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20 p.m. (2 credits)

Course information: GRDSCH 515 Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks & Practices

To see a full list of courses offered this year, please visit our CTL Graduate School Courses page.

SPR:19 CEE498 B/CEWA 599 A&D/SEFS 521 C – Advance Remote Sensing and Earth Observation !

CEE 498 B/CEWA 599 A&D / SEFS 521 C- Advanced Remote Sensing and
Earth Observation SPRING Quarter 2019

  • Time: T & Thur 8:30-10:20,
  • Friday in class Laboratory: 9:00-11:30 TBA
  • Instructor:  Prof. David Butman

Are you interested in the theory and application of satellite remote
sensing as a tool for environmental science?

Are you curious about measuring atmospheric trace gasses, and cloud temperatures from space?

Want to know the fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, reflection and absorption,  black body radiation, use of the Plank Function, satellite and sensor technology, map projections, integration of GIS data, and digital image
analysis?

Want to quantitatively measure land cover change across landscapes?

Interested to learn ENVI image processing software? Or willing to explore R/Google Earth Engine as a new tool for remote sensing?

This is an amazing course that is offered to both upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students (no pre-requisites but physics and GIS are helpful). Contact David Butman with question about eligibility. (dbutman@uw.edu) 

 

 

 

AUT18: BIOEN 498/599 Models in Systems Biology

Autumn 2018: Bioen 498 / 599 (4 credits) Models in Systems Biology Computational Systems Biology for Medical Applications

  • WF 1:30-2:50, Location BNS 203
  • Hands-on Modeling Lab: M 2.30-4.20pm: OUG 136
  • Prof. Herbert Sauro

The topic of this course is the application of modeling to problems in biomedicine with a focus on Systems Biology. Examples will be taken from cancer, sleeping sickness and drug metabolism. The course will begin with a two-week introduction to modeling followed by topics that include model selection, workflows, model fitting, ensemble modeling, sensitivity analysis and well as case studies illustrating good and bad models. As part of the course, students will play the modeling game that will run throughout the term and form the basis of the final presentations. Invited speakers from industry, both locally and the Bay area, will give real-life applications of modeling in systems biology.

Who should take this course: The course is applicable to students who are interested in the growing field of systems biology in industry and academia and the use of new machine learning techniques.

Prerequisites: Ability to handle basic algebra and calculus and at least one computer language. MATH 124 or 134 or equivalent. Basic programming in either Matlab, Octave, or Python (Preferably Python). In addition, it its recommended that students will have taken BIO 180 and 200 or equivalent.

Textbook: Required readings, instructors’ lecture notes and videos, all posted electronically on class web site. Textbook: Pathway Modeling for Systems Biology, Sauro (2018) – available free online.

AUT18: URBDP 480 Planning as a Profession

This course provides an opportunity for students to meet and interact with professional planners. You will hear first-hand the experiences of post graduation, current projects, and lessons learned in the process. Guest speakers have worked in both the private and public sectors in Washington and across the world. Students will be able to discover the skills needed for each representative field of planning while exploring possible career paths.

  • 1 Credit
  • Fridays 12-1:20
  • Gould 110
  • Questions? Email David Blum at blumedw@uw.edu

CET 585 in Autumn Quarter

CEE graduate students:

Transportation faculty, Professor Jeff Ban is forwarding the revised course description (below) for his class CET 585. He says, this graduate level class will also be appropriate for some undergraduate seniors. 


Autumn 2018:  CET 585

CET 585 Analytic Methods in Transportation II will be offered in Autumn 2018 by Prof. Jeff Ban (T/Th: 8:30 am – 9:50 am, SLN 12085). The course has been completed redesigned, although it has not been updated on the online description. Graduate students and interested seniors are encouraged to register.

The course will focus on optimization methods and applications in civil engineering systems especially in transportation systems. The course will consist of three major parts: (i) theory/method: basic concepts and algorithms of network flow and linear/nonlinear optimization; (ii) tools: Matlab/Python toolboxes to solve optimization problems; (iii) applications in civil engineering systems especially data analytics methods that deal with emerging data in transportation and other civil engineering disciplines. The redesigned course can better equip students with needed optimization skills that are in great demand (especially when dealing with “big data”) in transportation and other civil engineering disciplines.

If you have difficulty registering, please submit online  CEE add code request form.

Apply Now! Grand Challenges Impact Lab: India – WIN19 Study Abroad

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

Applications are now being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad

In Winter Quarter 2019, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Collaborate on INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING

Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.

Attend an information session to learn more: 

  • Thursday, April 26 at 3:30-4:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Tuesday, May 1 at 3:30-4:30pm, in Raitt Hall 229
  • Friday, May 4 at 12:30-1:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Monday, May 7 at 12-1pm, in Anderson Hall 22

Apply now!  Application Deadline is May 15.

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For more information about GCIL India, visit www.courses.washington.edu/gcil/.

Spring 2018: CET 583 Transportation Energy & Sustainability

This spring will be a special edition of CET 583: Transportation Energy & Sustainability. As part of the UW’s Livable City Year program, we will be working with the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Power to develop an infrastructure strategy for electric vehicles in Tacoma. This class is open to seniors.

We will still have the usual great content focused on understanding the technical potential and relevant policies for advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, new mobility services, and more. And as always, we welcome and value the contributions of students from a wide range of disciplines.

Questions? Contact Don MacKenzie dwhm@uw.edu.

New Diversity & Justice course, GRDSCH 640

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a new course for the Spring quarter entitled: “Engaging with Microaggressions & Macroassaults- Equity in Praxis.

We invite graduate students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines to participate in this interdisciplinary course which seeks to equip participants to critically engage with microaggressions and macroassaults- both the everyday insults and hostilities as well as the structural, large-scale policies and practices that perpetuate the oppression of marginalized populations. Inspired by Paulo Freire’s notion of praxis (the intersection of reflection and action), the course will work to empower participants to address, interrupt, and confront these forces in their personal and professional lives.

  • GRDSCH 640 A
  • SLN: 21645
  • 1 credit CR/NC
  • Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
  • Odegaard Library Active Learning Classroom (ACL) 141
  • Instructors: Gino Aisenberg, PhD, MSW & Saejin Kwak Tanguay, M.Ed.

Faculty and staff can email gsdivra@uw.edu to join the course.