NSF Research Traineeship Program at Utah State University

Climate Adaptation Science (CAS) at Utah State University is accepting applications for Fall 2018. CAS is a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program that prepares graduate researchers for careers that integrate science with management and policy while advancing climate adaptation science. Trainees complete a specialization that includes a two-part internship with a government, industry, or NGO partner. The program is open to MS and PhD students in a wide range of disciplines and departments at USU.

For more information, see the following link: https://climateadaptation.usu.edu

New Systems PhD Program at Cornell

Cornell University is announcing the launch of a new PhD program in Systems. This innovative and interdisciplinary program emphasizes the importance of integrative research combining systems science and engineering and the social sciences. Graduates of the program will find employment in a variety of fields, including academia and public, private and governmental agencies specializing in energy, healthcare, defense, aerospace, information technology, policy making, etc.

They are accepting applications now for Fall 2017. Deadline to apply is January 15th, 2017. For additional details visit the Systems Engineering Website.

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.


Workshop: “Getting Job Search Stuff Done”

Scheduled, productive time for master’s and PhD level students (& postdocs) to work on non-academic job search strategy and applications. This can include resumes, LinkedIn, cover letters, researching options and companies, and more. Come for the whole time or just 30 minutes. Bring whatever materials you plan to work on. Work independently or with others. You do not have to attend both sessions, and no registration is required. 

Session 1: 

  • When: Thursday, November 12th
  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Where: Magnuson Health Sciences Center (HST), Rm. 531

Session 2:

  • When: Monday, November 30th
  • Time: 3;30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Where: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Rm. 258

IJAIET Call for Papers!

The International Journal of Advanced Information in Engineering & Technology (IJAIET) is now accepting  paper submissions for possible publication. Read on to learn how to submit your paper and the deadline for submission: 

International Journal of Advanced Information in Engineering and Technology is an open access, specialized, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal that focuses on research, development and application within the fields of innovation, engineering, science and technology. Publishing 12 times per year, it tries to give its contribution for enhancement of research studies. For more information about the journal click here.

Paper Submission Deadline: 21st October, 2015

Acceptance Notification: Two weeks of submission

Online Publication: 1st November, 2015

Accepted papers are available freely with online full-text content upon receiving the final versions, and will be indexed at major academic databases. The acceptance rate of the journal is 50%. All articles are sent for blind peer review, with a very fast and without delay review procedure (within approximately two weeks of submission).

Submission Requirements: Contributions must be original, not previously or simultaneously published elsewhere. Submitted papers should strictly follow the format of IJAIET Template Format. Submissions are accepted through the online submission system or via e-mail (editor.ijaiet@gmail.com)

Help with Writing

Writing Circles for Long-Term Projects

For many, working on a long-term project can be an unfamiliar, isolating, and daunting process. So, we are proud to open a shared space, once a week on Fridays, 12:30-3pm at the Research Commons (Green A), for students with the primary goal of writing and sharing strategies together. We welcome projects such as dissertations, Master’s theses, research proposals, journal articles, and creative writing.

This space will be facilitated by OWRC graduate tutors; at the start of each session we will set individual writing goals and, at the end, we will check-in to debrief about the day’s writing process and set goals for the week. Secondary goals will be generated with participants and there will be a graduate tutor available to discuss writing strategies. Regular participation is strongly encouraged, but you are free to drop-in.

If you any questions contact Ben Hole (bvhole@uw.edu) or Yasi Naraghi (cyasin@uw.edu)

Research Assistant Position with Department of Urban Design & Planning

Looking for a Research Assistant position? Do you have a strong background in statistics? If so, read on to learn more about this position with the Department of Urban Design and Planning. This is the ideal position for a doctoral student interested in interdisciplinary

Job Overview:

  • Position Title: Graduate Student Research Assistant (50% FTE)
  • Supervising Faculty: Marina Alberti
  • Hours per Week: 20 (50% FTE)
  • Employment Period: ASAP until 6/15/2016
  • Minimum Education Required:  Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics,
    Epidemiology or other relevant area. Enrolled in a PhD Program.
  • To Apply: Please send your curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Marina Alberti, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington Box 355740, Seattle, Washington 98195-5740.
  • Questions?  Email Marina Alberti at malberti@uw.edu
  • Deadline: Submit your application materials by Sept. 30th, 2015, by 5:00 pm PST

Job Description: Continue reading

Graduate Student Service Appointments with the UW Honors Program

Looking for funding? Read on for more information: 

General Description:

The Honors Program is seeking to hire two graduate students for graduate student service appointments during Winter Quarter 2016. These positions offer a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate freshmen applications to the Honors Program for Autumn Quarter 2016. It is an excellent chance for graduate students interested in higher education to learn more about the evaluation process.

Job Overview:

  • Location: UW Campus
  • Closing Date: October 9, 2015
  • Salary:  Tuition plus standard salary commensurate with student standing
  • Notification: Those accepted will be notified by November 13
  • Requirements: Must be enrolled in a tuition-based program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2016. Those in fee-based programs or self-sustaining are welcome to apply but will not be eligible to receive tuition.
  • To Apply: Submit resume and a letter addressing several questions, listed on the job posting (below)

A detailed position description can be found on the UW Hires System under Requisition #: 124978

Fall Graduate Seminar– ENGR 598

Looking for a class for Autumn 2015?

Graduate Seminar for Fall 2015 — ENGR 598: Preparing for Academic Careers in Engineering


  • SLN: 14262
  • Instructor: Eve Riskin, EE
  • Credits: 1 credit (C/NC).
  • Schedule: Will meet once/week Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM
  • Location: EEB 003.
  • Registration limited to 35 graduate students (only engineering and
    bioengineering majors).

This seminar will explore academic careers in engineering including what
graduate students should know as they contemplate their next career steps.
Invited speakers will share their own personal experiences.  The entire
seminar is discussion-based.

Topics covered may include:

  • Hiring criteria for faculty positions
  • Building a successful application package
  • Types of academic institutions: community colleges, R1, or 4-year colleges.
  • How to negotiate two body problems.
  • How to gain teaching experience.
  • What to expect from the tenure process.

Position with the Department of Ecology Available in Lacey, WA

The Department of Ecology is Hiring! See below for more information on the available positions: 

Job Summary:

  • Position Title: Construction Oversight / Compliance Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3)
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $5,290.00 – $6,943.00 Monthly, $63,480.00 – $83,316.00 Annually
  • To Apply and for More Information: For immediate consideration, please apply online at: HERE.

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to hire a Construction Oversight/Compliance Engineer 3 (Environmental Engineer 3) working out of our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. This position serves as a professional environmental engineer providing project oversight during cleanup construction to monitor and approve designed cleanup objectives. Continue reading