Milestone Workshops Oppourtunity

Welcome back to spring quarter! We have scheduled our milestone workshops for the second and third weeks of the quarter. Milestones include graduating with either a thesis or non-thesis master’s degree (whether continuing on to the PhD program or not), taking a General Exam or finishing your PhD with your final exam. If you are unable to make these workshops we are able to meet with you individual but the group setting is recommended. This information is for any student potentially planning on reaching one of these milestones during Spring or Summer quarter. 

Masters Graduation Workshop (The first half will be for all Master’s students and the second half will include information for Thesis Master’s students only.)
April 8th
More 110 @1:30
General Exam Workshop
April 10th
More 110 @ 1:30
Final Exam Workshop
April 10th
More 110 @ 2:30

Pacific Groundwater Group Engineering and Scientist job openings

Two Job Openings: Scientists or Engineers:

PGG of Seattle, Washington seeks to hire two Scientists or Engineers with a
Master’s Degree or PhD. Our projects range from remedial investigations/feasibility studies and cleanups to Superfund sediments allocation and forensics to water resource and land use hydrogeology. Because of our size and
strong reputation, we generally are able to choose projects that are interesting
and offer technical challenges.

We are looking for two people to join our team who have most of the following:

• Master’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, or related field
• Background in environmental remediation, aqueous geochemistry, isotopes,
and environmental geochemistry; fate and transport of organics and metals,
chemical forensics and statistics (R or Python, etc.)
• Theoretical and applied understanding of groundwater flow, production well
design and testing, water rights mitigation, well hydraulics, vadose zone processes, contaminant transport, data management, and groundwater modeling
• Strong writing and verbal ability
• Ability to discern what is important, to observe important details, to integrate
details into a global understanding, and to communicate that information
• Good organizational skills
• Strong self-initiation
• Eagerness to assist in field efforts, analysis, and reporting

PGG is a small (staff of 18), highly technical groundwater and environmental firm.
We consult for private and public clients in the Northwest and elsewhere. PGG
was founded in 1987 and is an equal opportunity employer. We value and appreciate creativity, quality work, a team approach, a sense of humor, and a balanced
life. We have an associate program that builds employees successfully into ownership.

If you are qualified and interested in immediate employment with PGG, please
send a resume (email only) to: Subject: Employment

UW Three Minute Thesis 2019 – $2500 in prizes!

UW Three Minute Thesis 2019
2019 UW Three Minute Thesis - Call for Proposals
Are you a UW graduate student in the final stages of your capstone, thesis or dissertation project? Apply to compete in Three Minute Thesis, where you’ll have the opportunity to present your research in just three minutes for cash prizes totaling $2,500. The 2019 UW Three Minute Thesis (UW 3MT®) Competition is open to all eligible graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle campuses.

Read the eligibility requirements.

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 5 at 11:59 p.m.

The theme for this year’s competition is Impact. As graduate and professional students, you are contributing to significant innovations within your respective fields and disciplines, within your communities and across local and international levels. Whether you have developed a new way of approaching a problem, unearthed an important part of history that needs to be told or created a solution or technology to address a pressing contemporary issue — we want to hear in your proposal how your thesis, capstone, or research project has potential or demonstrated impact!

Participating in 3MT is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn to talk about your research without using jargon
  • Prepare for job interviews. One UW 3MT winner shared that her three minute talk was useful for answering job interview questions!
  • Practice your public speaking skills
  • Build your network and your resume
  • Receive practice session feedback from Core Programs and UW Libraries staff in a friendly and positive environment
  • Compete for cash prizes!

3MT is intended for graduate students who are ready to present their capstone, thesis or dissertation work, rather than for works-in-progress. If you are at an earlier stage with your research, we encourage you to consider Scholars’ Studio events to present your work.

For more information, please visit the UW 3MT website or send questions to


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.

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:

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.


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 (

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 ( or Yasi Naraghi (