Time To Invent – Call For Volunteers

Female undergrads and graduate students! Check out this volunteer opportunity with Time to Invent below.

Hey women in STEM!

If you like working with kids and sharing your passion for science/engineering, we have a great outreach opportunity for you!

Time to Invent (TTI) is a monthly after school program through the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for 3rd-5th grade girls where we lead fun, hands-on science activities. Some past activities included building gumdrop towers to learn about the engineering design process, and using paper chromatography to compare different pen inks.

Why you should join:

  • Meet women in STEM in various stages of their education in other departments
  • Practice planning and leading a science lesson+experiment
  • Inspire enthusiastic young girls to follow in your footsteps!

Tell your friends! We have a lot of fun visiting the schools and would love to see some new mentors!

Sign up to volunteer: Click here

Or come to our next meeting:

  • Date: Wednesday, January 10
  • Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Location: CSE AE107 (Inside EE main office)

Please email us if you have any questions (timetoinventuw@gmail.com). We look forward to seeing you!

– Time to Invent Leadership


United Way of King County AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

United Way of King County is currently seeking 14 exceptional AmeriCorps VISTA members to join a team of 30 working to fight poverty in King County – starting in February! As an AmeriCorps VISTA with United Way, you will commit to serving for one year at partner agencies doing important work to change communities and improve lives in King County. For students finishing higher education and looking to start their career, this is an amazing opportunity to participate in high-quality trainings, develop professionally, and gain critical job skills and experience to take with you anywhere. Our members have wide-reaching social impact and will become part of an extensive nonprofit network with access to excellent resources and learning opportunities.

The 14 AmeriCorps VISTA positions we are seeking that start in February focus in the following priority areas with the following partner organizations:

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2017 Math Academy- Volunteer Opportunities

The UW College of Engineering  is seeking engineering faculty and graduate student volunteers to present engaging educational presentations and activities highlighting their field and research during their summer Mathematics Academy program, (July 9th – Aug 4th).

The Math Academy is a 4-week residential program that targets high achieving underrepresented minority and female students who are interested in engineering, science, and math. Your presentation will help to expose them to engineering as an academic discipline, introduce them to college-level research, and excite them about careers in engineering.  Your presentation will also provide an opportunity for broader impact in your research work.

There are two exciting opportunities for you to engage with students:

  • OPTION #1:  Engineering Exploration Seminars- Introduce students to various fields within engineering by engaging them in hands-on activities.
  • OPTION #2:  FOCUS Research Exploration Projects- Introduce students to the practical purpose and process of engineering research, particularly at a research institution like the University of Washington.

If you would like to get involved with Math Academy, please review and complete the attached proposal sheet: 2017_Math_Academy_Presentation_Form

Pacific Science Center Volunteer Opportunity!

Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteer (Adult/18+)

Do you enjoy sharing your passion for making things, tinkering with objects, building with mechanical parts or experimenting with electronics? Pacific Science Center seeks engaging volunteers to facilitate inside Tinker Tank, a space which aims to inspire visitors to explore new ideas through hands-on, open ended design experiences – using their hands, tools, and imaginations!

Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteers will work directly with visitors of all ages to facilitate open-ended maker activities inside Tinker Tank. Facilitator Volunteers play a crucial role in the exploration process as they help people iterate and creatively problem solve. They will also have the chance to help shape this space as it continues to grow, and will be a critical part of introducing new activities. Additional duties include greeting and helping our guests to provide the best possible Pacific Science Center experience. Creative, outgoing and enthusiastic individuals are well suited for this position. We ask that volunteers make a commitment of at least ten, five hour shifts. Application and training required.

Position description: Tinker_Tank_Facilitator_Position_Description_2017

Flyer: 2017_Tinker_Tank_Facilitator_Flyer

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, apply online. 

Volunteer Opportunity at Pacific Science Center

Volunteer with Pacific Science Center’s Science Interpretation Program! The Pacific Science Center is currently looking for volunteers who are passionate about STEM fields and would like to share their interest with Science Center’s guests.

Science Interpretation Program volunteers play pivotal roles for guests and staff by providing superior customer service, skilled science interpretation, operational assistance, and school group support. Science Interpretation Program volunteers begin working on the floor assisting in trunk or anchor positions, and after volunteering for 6-months, may be invited to volunteer in other capacities – including high level science interpretation delivery, program and content development, or operational support. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one shift every two weeks, one shift weekly is preferred. Shifts are available every day of the week. Weekday shifts are needed most.

If you are interested please complete an online application at https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/volunteers/ or contact volunteers@pacsci.org with any questions.

Volunteers Needed for Transportation Professionals Networking Event- Feb 13th

NEEDED: Student Volunteers for the Joint ITE/IMSA meeting on Monday Feb. 13th
Washington State Institute of Transportation Engineers (WAITE) is looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist for instance with the vendor presentations (time keeping, technical support, etc.) and getting attendees signed in.
The Washington State Section of ITE and the Northwest Section of IMSA Annual Joint Meeting and Vendor Exhibition is the premier trade show in the Pacific Northwest for traffic and transportation related products. In addition, it has excellent technical programs focusing on most relevant issues and industry trends. This joint meeting has become one of the best learning and networking platforms for meeting attendees including those from local agencies and engineering firms in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Canada, Idaho and Montana.
This year’s event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel (18740 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188) on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. This event is FREE for all to attend, park and network! Lunches will be provided for those who wish to volunteer! More information can be found at https://2017-ite-imsa.eventbrite.com.
This is an excellent way to network with professionals in the transportation/traffic industry from both the private and public sectors!
If there are any questions, or you would like to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Jose Luis Machado Leon at jlmaleon@uw.edu.

KaTO Summer/Fall Studio 2017 in Peru and the Dominican Republic

KaTO is a design/build studio in Richmond, VA, which engages students of architecture & design, engineering, and building construction to design social projects in developing countries. During 2017, the summer studio will design a school in the Dominican Republic, and the fall studio will design a school in Peru. Both teams will travel to respective countries during the studios to visit the communities and immerse in the local cultures.  Continue reading

Volunteer with Science Explorers!

Are you interested in science and engineering outreach for kids? Come volunteer with the Science Explorers! We’re a science enrichment program at Sanislo Elementary school, where we do fun weekly science and engineering lessons, like bottle rockets and potato circuits! This quarter we’ll be focusing on engineering activities.

Check out our website and attend an info session on Tuesday, January 10 at 2:30 in EEB 431. Please RSVP to sdrao@uw.edu if you plan on attending.

Sundipta Rao

Graduate Student (PhD)

Seelig Lab | University of Washington


The American Water Resources Associate UW Chapter is looking for officers!

AWRA-UW is focused on fostering discussion, community and networking around water-related issues. We host career development, research, field trip and service events, and are supported by our student officers and the active Washington State professional chapter of AWRA.

It is a great organization to work with as it provides career-building experience for those in environmental engineering, water resources and hydrology, environmental science and environmental policy. Past members and officers have found internships and jobs through AWRA-UW events and contacts.

Currently, the chapter has only two student officers for the 2016-2017 year, and currently has zero CEE graduate student officers. Typically, the chapter has had 4-7 officers with several each year hailing from CEE (home of the water resources program!).

So if you are interested, please consider helping out as an officer! The time commitment is not substantial: the chapter plans 1-2 events per quarter and the officers work together on the planning efforts. Undergraduate, master’s and PhD students are all welcome and have served as officers in the past.

Interested folks should contact Rachel Freeman (rfreema3@uw.edu), Tyler Oshiro (toshiro7@uw.edu) or awra@uw.edu.

Thank you!

AWRA-UW Officers


Time to Invent Outreach Opportunity for STEM Women

Are you a female undergraduate or graduate student in STEM? Are you all too familiar with being in the minority? Would you like to help change this for the next generation? Time to Invent is a great outreach opportunity through the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Time to Invent (TTI) is an after-school outreach program focused on instilling a love of science and engineering in young girls. Once a month – for 2 hours – visit a local elementary school and lead 3rd-5th grader girls through hands-on science activities. Past activities have included building aluminum boats to learn about density and buoyancy and learning about absorption with common kitchen ingredients!

Why join?

  • Inspire the new generation
  • Help develop engaging science experiments for kids
  • Connect with UW female graduate/undergraduate students from other departments

Information Session:

  • Day: October 6th
  • Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Place: CSE 203.
  • RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/g3OXZTMrxWZXsR0I2
  • Please RSVP so we have an estimate for people and snacks. If you choose to volunteer, we will have sign-up sheets at the meeting.

This program is also the beginning of a graduate student-focused group within the UW section of SWE – a global organization supporting the success of women in STEM fields. SWE at UW has fantastic networking opportunities with employers and other professional women, leadership workshops, conference presentations, and more.
Questions? Contact timetoinventuw@gmail.com

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