Seattle City Light Funding Available for CSF Renewable Energy Projects

Interested in making sustainable changes on-campus in the energy field? Seattle City Light has an excellent opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering students interested in renewable energy projects.

Through the University of Washington and Seattle City Light’s continuing Green Up program partnership, up to $15,000 of matching funds will be available this fall for Campus Sustainability Fund projects focused on renewable energy installations or education components. Depending on the demand during the fall-winter CSF funding cycle, funding may also be available during the spring application cycle. This exciting agreement marks the first external funding grant for the CSF. To learn more about the program, check out their web article here.

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Looking for an RA position? Read on to learn more! 

Department: Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning (ET&L), College of Engineering

Date Available: September 16, 2016

General Duties/Description: The mission of ET&L is to improve teaching and learning in the UW College of Engineering. ET&L’s instructional services provide diverse development opportunities tailored to the needs of engineering faculty. The successful candidate will help support the instructional development activities of our office. This person will work with the Director and other instructional development staff, with primary responsibilities including collecting, analyzing, and inputting formative assessment data. They may also be involved in developing electronic and paper teaching resources for engineering faculty, researching teaching issues, aiding in designing workshops on teaching issues, developing assessment plans and syllabi, and preparing related publications, including presentation materials and curricula. This person may also have some design and maintenance responsibilities for the ET&L formative assessment database and work to develop its functionality as a teaching resource.

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Paid Internship with Greenroads International

Greenroads International has a paid fellowship position for this summer: 

  • Job Title: Greenroads Summer FellowWelcome to Greenroads
  • Compensation: $1500-$2000 per month, based on experience and academic standing
  • Location: Redmond, WA

Job Description: Greenroads Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started from the University of Washington civil & Environmental Engineering department (, is offering a half-time teaching and research fellowship for 12 weeks. Start date is flexible, but anticipated to be no later than July 1, with end date no later than September 30. This unique opportunity will allow you to gain hands on experience behind the scenes at Greenroads. Their staff engages regularly with their clients, who represent a diverse variety of roles (design, construction, planning, and operations, for private and public sectors) in the transportation market around the world.

About the Hiring Process: The interview process includes a few screening steps: a written application packet, phone screen, and in-person one-on-one interview. Final candidates will be asked to prepare a presentation to deliver to staff on a topic you feel comfortable presenting. Interviews will take place on Friday, May 27 or Friday, June 3, or else by appointment only.

How to Apply: Deadline is Thursday, May 12 at 5pm. Please submit all application materials to Application Information for Greenroads Fellowship

Engineering STARS Program: TA Position

STARS logoThe College of Engineering office of Diversity and Access has a unique teaching assistant opportunity for a motivated graduate student with our Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) Program. Candidates should have a strong interest in undergraduate education and working with students from underserved backgrounds. The person in this position will be providing support in freshman and sophomore mathematics and physics courses while assisting students in building an understanding of the various engineering disciplines. The initial appointment will run from the summer of 2016 to through the spring of 2017, with a possibility of renewal for an additional year. Attached here is detailed job description of the position.


  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics
  • Strong commitment to teaching required. Teaching or tutoring experience desired
  • Strong commitment to working with students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds

Information on the STARS program is available at

Applications: Please send an email with your resume, cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your transcripts (undergraduate and graduate work) to Lynne Spencer ( Applications will be reviewed as soon as they come in and interviews will be set up with the aim of filling the position by the end of May 2016.

Research Funding Opportunity with ACRP

Read more to learn about a wonderful funding opportunity for graduate students interested in applied research that addresses airport and related air transportation system needs:

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board offers $10,000 Graduate Research Awards that include mentoring by national experts assigned by the ACRP, facilitation of access to ACRP resources, a research presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, DC, and publication in the Transportation Research Record.  Students must be supervised by a faculty member and be attending an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada.  The goal of the research is to help the public sector continue to improve the quality, reliability, safety and security of the U.S. civil aviation system well into the foreseeable future.

U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible as are students who have an active student visa throughout the award period.

Application is made on-line with components including a research proposal, faculty adviser commitment, resume, transcripts, writing sample and other elements. 

Applications are due on May 15, 2016.  Ten awards are anticipated for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year.

For more information, visit  The program is managed for the Airport Cooperative Research Program by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium based in Hampton, VA.

Summer Field Technician Position

 Explore Fairbanks images on FlickrStarting in May/June 2016, the Hydro-Biogeochemistry Group at the University of Washington in Seattle has an opening for a summer field technician!

The technician will be working at a field site located in Fairbanks, AK on a project investigating methane production and methane oxidation in a thermokarst bog. The site is in the Bonanza Creek LTER research forest and is part of the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX).

The technician will live in Fairbanks over the summer, and will travel back and forth to the site by car. S/he will assist the field efforts of a postdoctoral researcher working at the site, will be responsible for conducting methane flux measurements and analyzing collected samples, and will be expected to backpack heavy loads of equipment into the site (~1 mile distance).

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann ( with a cover letter, CV or resume, and the names of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.

US Army Corps Engineers: Student Job Announcements

US Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has four student job announcements posted to USAJobs. Given that these are student positions, interested applicants should read the announcements carefully to see whether they qualify. Individuals with a projected graduation date of June 2016 are probably not eligible for these positions unless they have confirmed plans to continue their education.

Interested students who would like to talk about what it is like to work at the District can be put in touch with  recent UW graduates working there currently. Feel free to contact Catherine M. Petroff for more information (

These positions are open now until March 3rd, 2016. Open to qualifying undergraduates and graduate students

This position is open now, and closes February 29th, 2016. Open to qualifying undergraduates or graduate students

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Sessions

The National Science Foundation GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study. It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered.

The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards & the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer the following information sessions this spring:

In person:

  • Thursday, March 31, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Allen Auditorium (room 181L)
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016; 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Allen Auditorium (room 181L)

Webinars (To Register )

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016; 4:00-5:30 p.m.

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines are usually late October.

Additional details about NSF GRFP Continue reading

Sustainability Project Resources for CEE Students

Looking to fund upcoming sustainability projects? The UW Campus Sustainability Fund makes available over $300,000 each year for student-led projects. Since their founding in 2010, they have funded 60+ projects totaling over 1.3 million dollars of funding. Students receive grants that have ranged from $1,000 to $100,000 through two annual funding cycles consisting of a preliminary Letter of Intent and Full Proposal. However, applications up to $1,000 can be submitted and funded anytime throughout the year with only a Letter of Intent.

  • Letter of Intent Spring Deadline: March 3rd, 11:59 PM
  • Apply today at:
  • CSF Flyers (1) (2)
  • Questions? Contact

2016 Hydro Research Foundation Award

The Hydro Research Foundation is now accepting applications for the Hydro Research
Foundation’s Research Awards Program (application due March 14, 2016). The Foundation is the leading research awards program designed to stimulate new student research and academic interest in conventional or pumped storage hydropower. The awards are made possible by a grant from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program of the U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE). 

In 2016, the Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to between 4-10 students. Students are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal.

Each award typically includes the following:

  • A living stipend of up to $18,000.
  • A tuition, fees and university-provided health insurance allowance of up to $10,000.
  • Travel costs to attend the Annual Hydro Research Roundtable each year the student is in the program.
  • The student’s academic adviser for the research will be awarded $2,000 annually into a University discretionary account, for aiding in, and supervising the research. The adviser may also have the opportunity to attend HydroVision International.
  • Each student may have the opportunity to participate in an internship with an industry partner. These internships may result in employment for the researcher.
  • Each student will have an industry mentor and a Foundation mentor.
  • The foundation will assist the student in finding employment in the hydropower community.

Click here for information, eligibility, topics of interest, and application materials.