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.

Several Positions available with the Bureau of Reclamation PNW Region

Read on to learn about several job opportunities with the Bureau of Reclamation:

The Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Region is currently hiring Student Trainees in Civil Engineering to work during the school year/summer, below are the locations of the available positions:

  • 3 positions in Boise, Idaho
  • 1 position in Bend, Oregon
  • 1 position in Ephrata, Washington
  • 1 position in either Yakima or Cle Elum
  • 1 position in Heyburn, Idaho.

Job Overview:

  • Student Trainee (Civil Engineering), GS-0899-03/04
  • Pathways Indefinite
  • PART-TIME (20 hrs per week), may vary to fit school schedule. May work full time during the summer. – This is an Intern-indefinite position expected to last duration of student’s academic attendance.
  • Salary: $25,434 to $37,121 per year, (GS-03 = $12.19 per hour and GS-04 = $13.68 per hour)
  • Moving expenses are NOT authorized.
  • Announcement Open: 08/13/2015 to 08/24/2015


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2015 TA/RA Conference

This post was intended primarily for incoming grad students for autumn 2015, not continuing students, unless you have a new TA or RA appointment and would like to attend. Otherwise, please disregard.



The 2015 TA/RA Conference will be held:

International TA Conference: Friday, September 18.

2015 TA/RA Conference:  Monday and Tuesday, September 21-22.

Students who will be holding a TA or RA appointment during the 2015-2016 academic year, or a fellowship with the likely-hood of doing research or working as a Teaching Assistant, are expected to attend the conference.

For more information regarding the conference, go to:  http://www.washington.edu/teaching/programs/ta-ra-conference/program/

All students holding a TA or RA appointment (or fellowship) should have received an email on July 10 with more information. Let me know if you did not receive that email.


Lorna Latal
Graduate Program Advisor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
201 More Hall / Box 352700
Seattle, WA  98195-2700