Spring 2016: Socio-Environmental Data Analysis Workshop (ENVIR 495C)

This course (open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students) is a practical workshop on analyzing socio-environmental data. Students will explore methods for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data ranging from social and environmental topics in this upper-level data analysis course. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of data types and collection methods prior to taking this course.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • tabulation of data and descriptive statistics
  • charting data and visualization
  • hypothesis testing
  • correlation and regression
  • analysis of qualitative data
  • spatial analysis

The overarching objective of this course is to practice quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills and be able to present a scientifically informed narrative based on research data.

Questions? Contact the instructor, Yen-Chu Weng at yweng@uw.edu

Communicating with Faculty – A Workshop for International Graduate and Professional Students

This workshop features a panel of faculty members (from science, engineering and social science) and international students (from science, engineering, social science, and humanities) who are going to share experiences and techniques for communicating, which will help international graduate students learn multiple perspectives to develop their own communication strategies for classroom participation as well as 1-on-1 meetings.

  • When: Thursday, February 4th, 2016 @ 11:45am – 1:15pm
  • Where: HUB 334

This event is co-sponsored by Core Programs at the Graduate School, FIUTS and GPSS.

Free refreshments provided!

Facebook Event Page Here

IIE Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Become certified in Lean Six Sigma Green belt! Sign ups end on January 31st:

Learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, waste reduction, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Master the use of Lean Six Sigma to quantify the critical quality issues in your company. Once the issues have been quantified, lean and six sigma analysis, including statistics can be applied to provide probabilities of success and failure. Lean and Six Sigma methods increase productivity and enhance quality. As a Lean Six Sigma green belt, you will be equipped to support and champion Lean Six Sigma implementation in your organization. To earn the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate, you will be required to pass IIE’s Lean Six Sigma green belt exam.

This is a three-day certification program taught by the IIE instructors. Those certified in Six Sigma are appealing candidates to many employers due to their understanding of process improvement, allocation of resources, and systematic optimization! Continue reading

ASCE’s Virtual Career Fair

Read on learn about this fun virtual event, hosted by ASCE: 

The Online Career Fair will connect you directly with employers with open career opportunities from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone, or tablet. Join in on March 16th, 2016 at 3pm to 6pm Pacific Time (12:00 to 3:00 pm EDT)

As an attendee, you have the ability to explore employer information and opportunities. Choose which employers you want to interact with and then engage in one-on-one text-based conversations directly with a recruiter at those organizations. You can share your background, experience, resume, and ask questions. Maximize your time in the event by getting in line to chat with representatives from more than one company at a time. This Online Career Fair connects you in real time with employers seeking to recruit top talent.

How does it work?

  • Register: First create your account and fill out the event registration form
  • Explore: Login anytime before the event to learn more about participating employers
  • Attend: One the event date and time, login and join the live session from anywhere!
  • Connect: During the live event, you’ll be matched in one-on-one timed chats with participating employers.

Register now for Engineering Etiquette Dinner!

The UW Career Center @ Engineering is hosting an “Etiquette Dinner” — You might laugh, but this is highly recommended and it has sold out quickly when offered for students in other areas of campus. Please consider it. You won’t easily get this opportunity for $25 again!

The Career Center @ Engineering is proud to host an ETIQUETTE DINNER to kick-off National Engineers Week in February. Etiquette consultant Monica Cortes-Viharo will walk students through a full sit-down dinner and discuss items such as appropriate table conversation, general table manners & other “rules” when it comes to meetings/interviews during meals.

  • When: Monday, February 22nd
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Where: UW Club (Cascades Room)
  • Price: $20 per person ($25 after February 5th)

Students may register via this link; payment must be made to confirm the registration. The deadline to register is Friday, February 12th. 

Questions? Please contact the CC@E (engrhire@uw.edu), 206-221-8423

Tool Training

Will you be needing to use power hand tools for your research project? It is required to first participate in a training course on how to use them. Read on to learn about this upcoming tool-training workshop:

There will be a shop tool training (Tool Training 1, Class B) workshop on Saturday, January 30th at 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM for students and persons who will be or think that they might need to use power hand tools for their research project. This tool training is required before using power tools on your research project. The tool training covers the use of circular saw, table saw, drill motor, etc. in and around structures lab.

Be sure to sign up before January 28th. Renewing is required every 8 months. The sign up sheet will be posted on the door room 33 (machine shop), across from the material lab, More Hall  basement. Please bring a note pad and pen/pencil.

There will be a test, pertaining to the subjects in the training, given at the end of the class–no more than two mistakes allowed. You may like to bring food/snacks/drinks for this extended session (5-6 hours at least).  Continue reading

2016 Water Regulation Workshop

Join us for an informative day on the topic of water regulations. This workshop will review several topics including: 

  • Revised total coliform rule
  • RTCR experience from a utility perspective
  • General regulatory horizon
  • Water main break protocol
  • Water system low pressure management
  • Water main disinfection for new construction
  • Changing views on manganese and regulatory horizon

Speakers are from the Department of Health, Confluence Engineering, the City of Everett and the City of Anacortes.

Registration fee is $70 for AWWA or WEF individual or utility  members ($80 after Feb. 17th). Registration fee is $985 for non-members of AWWA or WEF ($105 after Feb. 17th). Small System scholarships are available. See the webpage for details. Student scholarships are available, see the webpage for details as well. Worth 0.6 Continuing Education Units (pending). Fee includes lunch and refreshments. 

SEAW YMP Simpson Strong-Tie Demonstration and Tour

On January 30th, Simpson Strong-Tie will be holding a presentation and tour for the SEAW-YMF at their facility in Kent. Simpson will cover some of their anchor and fastener products with hands-on demonstrations and give us a presentation about their product lines. In addition, they will provide a plant tour for anyone who is interested after the demonstration.

Writing Circles for Long-Term Projects

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center is expanding its Writing Circle Program this year and woul dlike to invite students who are in the process of working on a long-term project to join them!

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, every Friday at 12:30 to 3 PM in 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, senior 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. 

Questions? Contact Ben Hole (bvhole@uw.edu) or Yasi Naraghi (cyasin@uw.edu)

Register today for the Jan. 14th Race & Equity Discussion

Read on to learn about a great opportunity to continue conversations about diversity on campus! 

President Ana Mari Cauce invites UW students to join her for an evening focused on themes of race, equity, and difference as a part of the Race & Equity Initiative. This round table discussion will focus on the message of the accompanying Graduate School lecture, “What’s the difference with ‘difference’?” by Ralina Joseph, associate professor, UW Department of Communication, and director of the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity. You are encouraged to attend the discussion with your friends and fellow students, with support from faculty and staff, and attend the full lecture directly afterward in Kane Hall.

Race and Equity Conversation for Students: Thursday, January 14th, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Click Here to Register. Dinner will be served. Students will participate in small group discussion with faculty and staff facilitators.

What’s the Difference with ‘Difference’?: A lecture by Ralina Joseph, Associate Professor, UW Department of Communication. Director, UW Center for Communication and Equity. Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in Kane Hall. Click Here to Register. Dr. Joseph’s lecture will discuss how we can use “difference” to combat microaggression and structural racism, why words matter and how identity can change over time.

Please let us know you will attend by clicking the registration links above. To learn more about other upcoming events, please visit the UW’s Race and Equity Initiative Website