UW Summer 2018 WaterWorks program: *Invitations for HS teachers and students* (Apply Now)

CEE Students:  Please share widely. 

Here is a wonderful opportunity for a FREE summer program for high school students and teachers.  UW Civil & Environmental Engineering professor Michael Dodd is again offering “WaterWorks”, a weeklong environmental engineering workshop (one separate workshop each) for students and STEM teachers.  Even though the announcement below says this is aimed for Seattle-area students and teachers, all are invited, but the program is unable to cover expenses for travel or lodging, or provide a stipend for attendance.   Please encourage students and STEM teachers to apply!  WaterWorks is a high caliber NSF-supported program. 

Dear All,

I just wanted to ask if you could help spread the word to potentially interested high school teachers and students about the 2018 edition of the WaterWorks environmental engineering workshop program that I host here in More Hall each summer.

As in previous years, the program is aimed at Seattle-area high school STEM teachers and 11th-12th grade students, and consists of a 1-week workshop for teachers and a 1-week workshop for students – each designed to introduce participants to various aspects of water supply and treatment through a mix of labs, lectures, and field trips.

The dates for this year’s workshops are 8/13-8/17 for teachers, and 8/20-8/24 for students. I am targeting an application deadline of 6/22, so hopefully there is plenty of time for anyone who is interested to apply. Flyers for this year’s workshops are attached for distribution, and additional details on the program (including application forms and resources from the prior years’ workshops) are available at: http://faculty.washington.edu/doddm/Personal/WaterWorks.html

Please pass this along to anyone (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) who you think might be interested. As always – thanks very much for your help!

Best regards,


2018 Water Storage Basics Workshop in Everett

Water Storage Basics Workshop

  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
  • Where: Legion Hall in American Legion Park, Everett (147 Alverson Blvd Everett, WA 98201)

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of the elements of planning, design, inspection and maintenance of potable water storage.  Topics will include:

  • Water Storage Basics
  • Soils & Seismic Design Considerations
  • Structural Design Considerations
  • Piping Connections
  • Inspection of Water Storage Facilities
  • Sanitary Surveys
  • Corrosion Control
  • Pressure Tanks for Water Storage
  • Small Water System and Chemical Storage Tanks
  • Large Reservoirs
  • Reservoir Water Quality

Cost is $80 for AWWA, WEF, or PNCWA members and $105 for non-members.  $20 surcharge after Monday March 26th.

Lunch and refreshments are included. Registration is limited to 30 people and will close on Friday March 30th..

Click here to register or for more information.

Small system and student scholarships are available.  For details please see the web page in the link shown above.

CC@E Webinar on Salary Negotiation (Thurs, 2/15)

The last webinar of the CC@E Winter Career Series will be held on Thursday, February 15th. Listen in wherever you are to learn about this important topic. Register by following the link below.

Job Offer & Salary Negotiation [Thursday, 2/15, 1:30-2:30pm]:

Have you thought about what your next steps should be once you receive your job/internship offer(s)? Want to learn about  how to come up with an effective strategy to negotiate your offer? This webinar will help you navigate this exciting stage of your job search process! We will discuss different components of a job offer and effective negotiation strategy.

Class 1 Tool Training

There’ll be shop tool training (Tool Training 1, Class B) one session on Saturday, March 31st, at 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Please check the signup sheet to find out which session you should attend.  Note: Only one session. Please note that there will be no tool training until summer 2018.

This tool training is required for the students and persons who will be or think that they might need to use power hand tools for their research projects. The tools training covers the use of circular saw, table saw, drill motor etc. in and around structures lab. Be sure to sign up before March, 13th. Renewing is required every eight months. The signup sheet will be posted on the door room 33 (machine shop), across from the material lab, More Hall basement.

Research students should check with your faculties or PIs, whether or not you should take this training. Undergrads who will participate in canoe, steel bridge,Concrete Beam, as well as people who went through nine months ago are also required to attend this training. Other undergrads and grads can take this training as well. There is no fee involve for this event. No student is allowed to use the power tool in/around the CEE Structures Lab without this training.

The training allows the trainee a nine months period to operate the hand tool on the structures lab floor. No tool allows outside the structures lab.

The training will be at least 5 to 6 hrs. Please come in w/ note pad and pen/pencil.  There’ll be test, pertained to the subjects in the training. Quiz will be given at the end.  No more than two mistakes allowed. You may like to bring in your food, snack, drinks for this extend session.

UW Study Abroad News- November 2017

Workshop: Racial Identity Abroad

Thursday, November 16 from 5-7pm at the ECC. Returning and future study abroad students are welcome to join our workshop exploring the complexities of race and identity through the lens of studying abroad. RSVP

Upcoming Deadlines

The deadline for Spring 2018 UW programs is November 15.

For 2018-2019 Japanese Exchange Programs, the deadline has been moved to November 30. Apply Now

Summer Programs

Several applications for summer 2018 programs are already open! Others will be coming soon, so check the UW study abroad website for updates. Learn More

Workshop: Financing Your Study Abroad

Learn what study abroad costs, the basics of financial aid and scholarships, and get budgeting ideas. The next workshop is Wednesday, November 15 from 3-4:30pm in the ECC-Asian Room. Check the calendar for more workshops and info sessions! Calendar

Global Campus Photo Contest

UW students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share photos from study abroad, work, travel or daily life overseas. Enter by December 15. Top photos will be displayed at the UW Study Abroad Fair! Share Photos

Reminder – 2017 Water Storage Basics – Bellingham

Reminder!!  PNWS TCC’s New Workshop: Water Storage Basics Workshop

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of the elements of planning, design, inspection and maintenance of potable water storage.  Topics will include:

  • Water Storage Basics
  • Soils & Seismic Design Considerations
  • Structural Design Considerations
  • Post Seismic Event Survey
  • Piping Connections
  • Inspection of Water Storage Facilities
  • Sanitary Surveys
  • Corrosion Control
  • Pressure Tanks for Water Storage
  • Small Water System and Chemical Storage Tanks
  • Large Reservoirs
  • Reservoir Water Quality

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AWWA- 2017 Water Distribution Workshop

This workshop will review several topics including:

  • Role of Smart Tanks in Distribution Water Quality Management
  • Smart Utilities
  • Introduction to Ductile Iron
  • Corrosion Control products
  • Sample Collection and Handling
  • System Instrumentation

Speakers are from UGSI Chemical Solutions, Sensus, American Ductile Iron Pipe, Norton Corrosion, Edge Analytical and Whitney Equipment Company. The workshop will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Register Now!

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AWWA Workshops: Emergency Preparedness and Basic Waterworks

2017 Emergency Preparedness Workshop- Port Townsend

  • When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Where: Cotton Building 607 Water Street Port Townsend, WA 98368
  • Registration: fee increases Tuesday, May 16th and closes on Thursday, May 18th

This program is designed to provide a basic understanding of emergency preparedness and the response of water utilities in the event of an emergency or disaster. Assessing risks, planning and preparedness will lead to utilities that function better in emergencies, work more efficiently to restore service to customers and are better able to maintain water quality. Topics will include: water utility emergencies, emergency case studies, emergency action plan, risk & resilience, incident command system, public outreach during emergencies, business & operational continuity, water/wastewater agency response network (WARNs), tabletop & field exercises, other training, facility physical security, cyber security.  Continue reading

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.


Professional Development Workshop for International Graduate Students

Event Details
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: HUB 250

Name: Communication Skills for International Graduate Students

Description:  Free refreshments provided!  Join us for a lively and informative workshop! • Learn about cultural differences and communication styles • Discuss communication skills – in and out of the classroom • Practice tips for effective communication and networking skills • Develop strategies for real world communication situations in academic, professional and social settings Both facilitators have combined professional backgrounds in working with English-as-Second-Language students, public speaking, workshop facilitation, and teaching.  The event is co-sponsored by Core Programs at the Graduate School, GPSS, and FIUTS.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Ziyan Bai at baiziyan@uw.edu

Graduate Research Assistant, Core Programs, the Graduate School
Ph.D. Student, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Washington