2018 TRB Managing Roadways and Transit Conference – Student Paper Competition (2 Prizes of $1,500)

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

The organizers of the 2018 Managing Roadways and Transit Meeting and Conference invite students to submit papers for consideration in the Best Student Paper Competition. The event organizers include representatives from the Transportation Research Board Freeway Operations (AHB20), Managed Lanes (AHB35), and Transit Management and Performance (AP010) Committees. The meeting and conference will occur in Bellevue, Washington, from September 25-27 at the Hilton Bellevue. Two student papers will receive a cash award of $1,500.

How to Win

Student papers must address topics related to managed lanes, active traffic management, transit operations, and innovative freeway operations. Suggested subtopics include planning and policy highlights, implementation challenges and opportunities, and integration of systems. The award selection committee prefers papers that use empirical studies and data. However, the committee will also consider literature review articles and thought pieces. The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students who will graduate during the Spring 2018 semester. Selected awardees will present their paper as a poster at the meeting and conference. Continue reading

2018 Husky Help and Hope (H3) Walk

On May 19th from 11 am – 3 pm, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention are hosting a 2-mile walk that will start at Sylvan Grove and wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW Seattle campus to provide a journey of hope and strength.

 

The H3 Walk is a UW Seattle campus and community-wide annual event aiming to offer support to survivors of suicide, commemorate those we have lost to suicide, and break mental health stigma. Mental health organizations from UW and around Seattle will be tabling to provide their resources at the event.


The event is FREE and dog friendly. We will have food, inspirational speakers, musical acts, and a drawing for prizes provided by our sponsors. We hope you will join us.

 

To register for the walk, click here.

To volunteer for the walk, click here.

To view and share the Facebook event page, click here.

 

If you have any questions about the walk, please email hspa@uw.edu

Concord Engineering (a transportation engr firm) – (Info Session, 5/3, 12:30pm, WIL 264)

Concord Engineering, a transportation engineering and planning firm, will be on campus Thursday, May 3, to host an informational presentation on exploring a career in transportation.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 3 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM at Wilcox Hall room 264. Food and beverages will be provided!!

Please see additional information here.

 

Green Dot Active Bystander Training

Prevent sexual assault & relationship violence at UW. Attend the next Green Dot active bystander training on Saturday, April 28th. 

Green Dot is a national research-based program that confronts behaviors associated with power-based personal violence like stalking, harassment, and sexual assault. It relies on the community to take responsibility for increasing care and vigilance by getting us to look out for each other in the world and take action to prevent violence.

Green Dot Active Bystander Training

Men of Color in Engineering Leadership Series Event Spring 2018

BROADENING DIVERSITY IN TECH: A NATIONAL IMPERATIVE

  • What: UW Engineering Distinguished Guest Speaker: Dr. Kamau Bobb, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Where: UW HUB, Room 250
  • Who: All interested UW students, faculty, and staff are Invited to attend

Dr. Kamau Bobb is an engineer and STEM policy scholar. His work focuses on the relationship between equity for communities of color and the social and structural conditions of contemporary American life, in order to develop policies and programs that increase racial diversity in computing education.

Join us for an engaging conversation on how equity in computing will lead to positive outcomes for individuals, communities, corporations and our nation. Dinner will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP required.

There will be a raffle for two $50 Amazon gift cards to UW students who register early and attend!

Please use the following link (bit.ly/mocmay2018) to register.

APWA Panel Night in More Hall

APWA PANEL NIGHT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Thursday, April 12th
  •  5:30 to 6:30 PM
  • More Hall 225
  • Food and refreshments provided

Greetings everyone,

This Thursday APWA will be hosting another panel discussion on the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace. We will discuss how soft skills play an important role in our career development, and what we can do to strengthen our soft skills as young professionals about to enter the workplace.

Our guest stars will be:

  • Keith Ward from City of Seattle
  • Sheila Harrison from Seattle Public Utilities
  • and Rob Ziegler from Terracon.

Come snack on some food and ask our knowledgeable panelists about the importance, development, and execution of soft skills in the workplace!

The APWA Team

WChE “5e+13 Atom Fun Run” 5k Race

Women in Chemical Engineering is hosting a 5k race this spring and would like to extend an invite to the rest of the College of Engineering!

Due to the success of last year’s event, they are planning the 2nd Annual “5e+13 Atom Fun Run” 5k race, which will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 9am-12pm on the UW campus to fundraise for various programs. There will be free snacks, prizes, and tie-dye!

Early Bird Pricing: $15 UW Affiliates, $25 non-UW Affiliates

Support the Women in Chemical Engineering at UW!

CEN Business Competition Information Session & Team Formation Night

CEN Business Competition Information Session & Team Formation Night

Wednesday, April 11 from 4 to 6 pm at Denny Hall 213

Have you ever wanted to pitch your business idea in front of investors? Or perhaps present your business ideas in China? Now is your chance! Join CENUW for an information session to learn more about this business competition. Interested in participating but don’t have a team yet? No worries, Team Formation Night event will follow immediately after the info session. Find your team and turn your business idea into reality today. Register here.

For more information about the event, click here. 

2018 Water Storage Basics Workshop in Everett

Water Storage Basics Workshop

  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Where: Legion Hall in American Legion Park, Everett (147 Alverson Blvd Everett, WA 98201)

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of the elements of planning, design, inspection and maintenance of potable water storage.  Topics will include:

  • Water Storage Basics
  • Soils & Seismic Design Considerations
  • Structural Design Considerations
  • Piping Connections
  • Inspection of Water Storage Facilities
  • Sanitary Surveys
  • Corrosion Control
  • Pressure Tanks for Water Storage
  • Small Water System and Chemical Storage Tanks
  • Large Reservoirs
  • Reservoir Water Quality

Cost is $80 for AWWA, WEF, or PNCWA members and $105 for non-members.  $20 surcharge after Monday March 26th.

Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is limited to 30 people and will close on Friday March 30th..

Click here to register or for more information.

Small system and student scholarships are available.  For details please see the web page in the link shown above.