TODAY – Earthquake Engineering Research Institute University of Washington Student Chapter Meeting

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
University of Washington Student Chapter Meeting
 
Date: Monday, March 4th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Alder Hall Auditorium, University of Washington
 
Join the EERI at UW student chapter for our February monthly meeting. The meeting will feature the Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program Lecturer, Jay Wilson, the Clackamas County Resilience Coordinator with the Department of Disaster Management. He will be speaking about how emergency managers provide context for community risk management decisions. All are encouraged to attend – you do not need to be a member of EERI. We are excited to have Jay Wilson visiting and we look forward to seeing you at this event!
For more information, email:
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute at UW

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

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

Drop-In Mental Health Resources for Students for Spring Quarter

Here are the drop-in mental health resources for spring quarter. These are FREE resources available. No appointments necessary.

Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 2-2:45pm (NEW TIME) on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall

  • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.

Mindfulness for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma Workshop 2-2:45pm on several Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for students’ convenience in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews the symptoms of generalized anxiety, major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Participants can learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (focused on building skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (focused on how thoughts, mood and behaviors interact).  Goals:

  • Increased understanding of mental health symptoms
  • Effective coping strategies to practice
  • Specifying personal goals and/or goals for treatment

Mental Health for the People workshop with Andrea Salazar on Friday 6/1 at 3pm in 401 Schmitz Hall. This is a new quarterly workshop series is focused on mental health topics from a social justice perspective. The topic for spring quarter is The Impact of Colorism on Communities of Color.

Let’s Talk Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center

  • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
  • Offered during the 10 weeks of each quarter.

 

Sustainable + Affordable Food on Campus!

Looking for an affordable place to buy food? The ASUW Student Food Cooperative has opened as student-powered bulk buying store, The Bean Basket. It’s the first student-run store on campus open to students, staff, faculty, and the general public! The bulk dried food we sell are wholesale prices, sustainably sourced, organic, and ethically-conscious, making The Bean Basket much cheaper than conventional grocery shopping.

Some examples of food we offer: oats, dried mango, coconut + apple, sugar, matcha + varieties of tea, dates, almonds, cashews, beans, lentils, rice, even buckwheat flour!

Come visit the Bean Basket in HUB 131K: located in the ASUW+ suite, near the fireplaces on the 1st floor.

Hours: 11-3 Monday – Thursday.

Bring your own containers for 10% off! 

Questions? Interested in volunteering?

Email asuwsfc@uw.edu

Homegrown is Back!

The Asian Student Commission is very excited to announce the return of Homegrown, a student-run journal celebrating Asian art identity. Homegrown is a space for students to share their art, whether it is a painting, sketch, poem, short story, or even a recipe! This year, the theme is “Movement”.

Submissions are currently being accepted from current UW students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional students welcome! Please email your submission in a .doc (for textual submissions) or a .png or .jpg (for visual art) format to aschomegrown@gmail.com. The deadline is March 31st, 2018. 

Homegrown: Movement will be published in May 2018 for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so mark your calendars!

Deadline Approaching! Apply by Feb 20 for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge: Deadline is February 20th to apply.

Maybe the idea came to you in the lab, in class, or on a hike. Whatever the source, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge student competition is the place to use your skills to create innovative solutions to our pressing environmental problems. Bring your idea or capstone project to life. Form a team. Shape the future.

Open to students across all disciplines from colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

FINAL PUSH: 2018 Etiquette Dinner & Women’s Breakfast (sponsored by Micron)

There are single-digit amount of seats remaining in the 02/20 Etiquette Dinner & a few more seats for the 02/22 Women’s Breakfast, both sponsored by MICRON (who will be in attendance at both events). Register soon to guarantee your spots! See below for details.


In honor of National Engineers Week, the Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E) is once again putting on its two signature events – the Etiquette Dinner and Women’s Breakfast – thanks to this year’s corporate sponsor, MICRON. Seats are limited for each event, so sign up early (registration will close on Friday 02/09 or when all seats are filled, whichever comes first).

  • ETIQUETTE DINNER (Tues 02/20, 5:00 -7:00pm, HUB Lyceum): Learn that “dining” is less about eating and more about the conversation. Seattle-area etiquette expert Mary Mitchell will lead you through a four-course plated meal and discuss proper etiquette in a business setting. Cost is $10 per person, and students must register/pay here: https://tinyurl.com/18EtiquetteDinner
  • WOMEN’S BREAKFAST (Thurs 02/22, 7:30 – 9:00am, UW Club): While women make up 47% percent of the US workforce, they represent only 12% of engineers. Chat with other female engineering students and professionals to share “lessons learned” and discuss pertinent topics. Cost is $5 per person, and students must register/pay here: https://tinyurl.com/18WomensBreakfast

Please contact the CC@E if you have any questions.

Sign up for Hall Health’s Support Groups – Winter Quarter 2018

The Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health is offering these therapy and support groups for Winter quarter:

  • A Mindful Approach to Working with Anxiety Group – Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid.
  • Beginning Mindfulness Meditation – Have troublesome tendencies to criticize, ruminate, react or avoid? This group will help you address these behaviors.
  • Between Cultures Group – For students who are caught between two different cultures and feel like they belong in neither or both at the same time.
  • Mindfulness Meditation Follow-Up Group – For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation, this follow-up group is being offered as an open, ongoing, weekly group.
  • Procrastination/Perfectionism Group – A therapy group for people struggling with procrastination and perfectionism. These are ongoing groups so you may join at any time during the quarter.

For more information visit http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/support-groups/.

SEAW UW Recruiting New Officers

SEAW UW Recruiting New Officers

Are you interested in getting more involved with the structural engineering industry?SEAW (Structural Engineers Association of Washington) UW student chapter is recruiting new officers to take over starting in Spring 2018 until end of Winter 2019.

WHY should you become an officer? 

  • You have a passion for structural engineering
  • Gain valuable leadership skills
  • Get familiar with the structural engineering companies in puget sound
  • Network with professionals
  • Leave an impression in prospective recruiters
  • Become part of a team!
  • Great resume builder! Being an officerin engineering organizations significantly increases your chances of getting internships/jobs
  • GET JOBS!!

Officer positions available:

  • President: Develops and leads chapter’s activities. Liaison to SEAWprofessional chapter. Organizes and plans leadership meetings. Main point of contact for communication with professionals. Attends SEAW professional chapter’s events to build club’s network.
  • Vice President: Assists with President activities. Takes leadership meeting minutes. UW ASCE and UW APWA Liaison. Maintains email list and sends announcements to membership.
  • Treasurer: Deals with finances, fundraising, membership dues.
  • Webmaster: In charge of club website and social media. Takes photos/videos during events for documentary.
  • Advertisement Chair: Designs flyers/posters. Posts on bulletin boards and takes them down.
  • Graduate Student Liaison: Forms communication bridge between grad and undergrads.
  • Logistics Researcher: Gathers information on current events the club focuses on. Does research on the professional chapter and the YMF. This role is flexible according to the club’s needs.

Deadline to apply: Feb 12th, 11:59pm

Please fill out this short form if you are interested in any of the officer positions.