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  • Sep 1: App deadline: Undergrad Research Leader

    Thu Sep 1, 2016 11:00 pm - 12:00 am | Thursday, Sep 1, 2016, 11 p.m. - 12 a.m. PDT The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2016-17 academic year. Students conducting research are encouraged to apply.    URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.   More information and application: www.washington.edu… Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp@uw.edu or (206) 543-4282 Event types: Student Activities Event sponsors: University of Washington, Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.washington.edu…

  • Sep 7: ORCAS 2016: Int'l Conf. on Energy Conversion and Storage

    Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:00 am | Friday Harbor Labs614-698 University RoadFriday Harbor, WA 98250 Wednesday, Sep 7 - Friday, Sep 9, 2016 Orcas 2016 is the latest in a successful series of international educational meetings that have brought together graduate students, postdocs, industrial, government, and academic scientists to discuss emerging advancements in clean energy technologies in the idyllic setting of the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratory in the Pacific Northwest. This year we will have multiple sessions focused on critical topics in clean energy research and translational barriers to be overcome in the field including scalable third generation photovoltaics, grid storage and advanced materials for energy. Campus room: UW Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Island, WA Event types: Conferences Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute, www.cei.washington.edu/orcas/, Contact: uwcei@uw.edu, Tel. 206-221-5074 More info: www.cei.washington.edu…

  • Sep 14: HCDE Info Session: MS in User-Centered Design

    Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Join HCDE's academic advisors for an overview of the HCDE Master's program - including curriculum, application process, tuition costs and financing, and potential career paths for Human Centered Design & Engineering graduates. Bring your questions and join us! Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 233 Event types: Information Sessions Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Sep 16: International TA Program workshops

    Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Friday, Sep 16, 2016, 1 - 4 p.m. PDT The annual TA/RA Conference on Teaching, Learning and Research is designed to help graduate students prepare for their roles and responsibilities as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Research Assistants (RAs) at the UW. Over the course of their graduate career, graduate students may serve in both roles at different times. The Conference is offered at no cost to UW graduate students.  Event types: Information Sessions, Student Activities, Workshops Event sponsors: Organized by the UW Center for Teaching and Learning in partnership with UW Libraries, UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and UW-IT Learning Technologies. The Conference is funded by the UW Graduate School. More info: www.fiuts.org…

  • Sep 17: Seattle Mini Maker Faire

    Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:00 am | EMP museum Saturday, Sep 17 - Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 Maker Faire, hailed as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness—and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just hungry to talk about the next big thing, but to make it! Now in its fifth year, Seattle Mini Maker Faire offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers, and commercial makers of all ages and backgrounds a platform to share their passion projects with the public—anyone who embraces the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit. Over the course of the weekend, guests are invited to get their hands dirty and try out the latest inventions, activities, and talks that blend art, engineering, science, and technology from more than 100 makers. It’s a vibrant gathering of innovative minds, and the perfect opportunity to learn as well as share! We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things, including, but not limited to: Student projects Robotics Arduino projects Space projects Food makers Conductive materials projects Interactive art projects 3D printers and CNC mills Textile arts and crafts Home energy monitoring Rockets and remote controlled toys Sustainability, green tech Crafters, puppets, kites, bicycles Radios, vintage computers and game systems Electronics, electric vehicles Biology/biotech and chemistry projects Shelter (tents, domes, etc.) Music performances and participation Unusual tools or machines Demonstrations on how to fix things or take them apart (vacuums, clocks, washing machines, etc.) Wearable art Application deadline June 20, 2016 Event types: Meetings, Special Events, Student Activities, Workshops More info: empmuseum.org…

  • Sep 19: UW TA/RA Conference

    Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Monday, Sep 19, 2016, 1 - 4 p.m. PDT The conference helps graduate students prepare for their roles and responsibilities as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Research Assistants (RAs) at the UW.  The Conference is offered at no cost to UW graduate students. Campus room: UW Seattle campus Event types: Conferences, Student Activities Event sponsors: UW Center for Teaching and Learning More info: www.washington.edu…

  • Sep 20: UW TA/RA Conference

    Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016, 1 - 4 p.m. PDT The conference helps graduate students prepare for their roles and responsibilities as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Research Assistants (RAs) at the UW.  The Conference is offered at no cost to UW graduate students. Campus room: UW Seattle campus Event types: Conferences, Student Activities Event sponsors: UW Center for Teaching and Learning More info: www.washington.edu…

  • Sep 26: Lab Safety Training

    Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:30 am - 12:00 am | Monday, Sep 26, 8:30 a.m. - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016, 4:50 p.m. PDT All new MSE graduate students must attend UW Environmental Health and Safety Annual Lab Safety Seminar.  Introductory seminar begins at 8:30. Attendance may be required at specific workshops throughout the 2 days, depending on the requirements for your laboratory.  Campus room: UW Seattle campus Event types: Information Sessions, Student Activities, Workshops Event sponsors: UW Environmental Health & Safety More info: www.ehs.washington.edu…

  • Sep 27: Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

    Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. PDT Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: 125 Event types: Academics, Information Sessions, Student Activities

  • Sep 27: Lab Safety Training

    Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016, 2 - 6 p.m. PDT All new MSE graduate students must attend UW Environmental Health and Safety Annual Lab Safety Seminar.  EH&S is making the seminar more engaging and memorable for the graduate students. What’s Changed? One Day Only: The Seminar will take place on a single day instead of two days.   More Students: We’ve secured a larger venue to accommodate more students.   Online Training Completed Ahead of Time: Students are asked to complete required online training ahead of time.   Case Studies and Interactive Sessions: The Seminar will focus on case studies and interactive sessions that highlight the most important laboratory safety topics to reinforce online training.   Expert Panel: We have added a panel of experts from companies outside of academia to talk about the importance of safety in their laboratories and business.   FOOD! Light refreshments will be served at the end of the seminar. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 130 Event types: Information Sessions, Student Activities, Workshops Event sponsors: UW Environmental Health & Safety More info: www.ehs.washington.edu…

  • Sep 29: Clean Energy Inst Seminar: Christopher Wolverton, Northwestern

    Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Sep 29, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Is this America's Sputnik Moment? Re-inventing the Future and Bridging the Basic Applied Dichotomy:  The case of clean energy and the National Laboratories In this talk I will review (1) the compact and rationale for supporting research at the federal level since World War II.  I will discuss the case for a new compact with a particular emphasis on the grand challenges facing society in the 21st century.  I will examine in some detail the case of energy technology innovation and public policy (2). 1.  Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier, V.Narayanamurti and T.Odumosu, Harvard University Press (October 2016). 2.   Energy Technology Innovation: Laura Diaz Anadon, Matthew Bunn and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Cambridge University Press (2014). Bio: Venkatesh Narayanamurti is the Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy at Harvard. He was formerly the John L. Armstrong Professor and Founding Dean of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Professor of Physics and Dean of Physical Sciences at Harvard. From 2009 to 2015 he served as the Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the author of more than 230 scientific papers in different areas of condensed matter and applied physics. He lectures widely on solid state, computer, and communication, and energy technologies, and on the management of science, technology and public policy. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an elected member of the U.S National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He served as Foreign Secretary of NAE from 2011 to 2015. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • Oct 1: UW Engineering Career Success Conference

    Sat Oct 1, 2016 9:30 am - 2:00 pm | Saturday, Oct 1, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT $20 per person; attendance limited to 100 attendees Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Event types: Conferences, Information Sessions, Meetings, Student Activities, Workshops Twitter: @UWCCatE

  • Oct 3: Deadline: MSE Industry Day registration

    Mon Oct 3, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, Oct 3, 2016 Showcase of MSE graduate students’ cutting-edge research. Register by October 3, 2016 Oral presentations and posters will cover a wide range of topics including clean energy generation and storage, biomaterials, semiconductors, and composites. Who should attend? UW students, faculty, industry representatives, and MSE alumni are welcome. We hope you will help us make this inaugural event a success to create a long-lasting tradition! Event types: Academics, Conferences, Exhibits, Information Sessions, Meetings, Student Activities Event sponsors: University of Washington Department of Materials Science & Engineering More info: www.mse.washington.edu…

  • Oct 4: MolES Seminar: Andrew Ferguson (University of Illinois)

    Tue Oct 4, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Statistical learning of viral fitness landscapes and protein folding funnels The coupling of “big computing” – petascale systems and the multicore paradigm – with “big biology” – high-throughput sequencing and high-resolution molecular measurements – present new opportunities for data driven modeling of biological systems. In the first part of this talk, I will discuss the translation of clinical sequence databases into quantitative models of viral fitness based on spin glass models from statistical physics. In an application to hepatitis C virus, we identified particular viral vulnerabilities and rationally designed T-cell vaccines to hit the virus where is hurts. In the second part of this talk, I will describe an approach integrating ideas from dynamical systems theory and nonlinear machine learning to infer multidimensional biomolecular folding funnels from time series of a single experimentally measurable observable. Bio Andrew Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and an Affiliated Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received an M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Princeton University in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT. He commenced his appointment at Illinois in August 2012. His research interests lie at the intersection of materials science, molecular simulation, and machine learning, with particular foci in the design of antiviral vaccines and self-assembling colloids and peptides. He is the recipient of a 2015 ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, a 2014 NSF CAREER Award, a 2014 ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator, and was named the Institution of Chemical Engineers North America 2013 Young Chemical Engineer of the Year. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: ferguson.matse.illinois.edu…

  • Oct 5: HCDE Info Session: MS in User-Centered Design

    Wed Oct 5, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016, 6 - 7 p.m. PDT Join HCDE's academic advisors for an overview of the HCDE Master's program - including curriculum, application process, tuition costs and financing, and potential career paths for Human Centered Design & Engineering graduates. Bring your questions and join us! Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 232 Event types: Information Sessions Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 6: Clean Energy Inst. Seminar: Michael Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Thu Oct 6, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Oct 6, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Pressure Transients and Fluctuations in Natural Gas Networks caused by Gas-Electric Coupling Natural gas-fired generators are often used to balance the fluctuating output of wind generation within electric power transmission systems.  However, the time-varying output of these generators results in time-varying natural gas burn rates that impact the pressure in interstate transmission pipelines.  Fluctuating pressure impacts the reliability of natural gas deliveries to those same generators and the safety of pipeline operations. Motivated by this new emerging significance of the gas-grid coupling I start the talk reviewing gas-dynamic models of natural gas pipelines and describe how to utilize this modeling to explore the effects of intermittent wind generation on the fluctuations of pressure and transients in natural gas pipelines. I will also discuss significance, use and peculiarities of the gas-dynamics modelings and simulations in gas-grid stochastic optimization and control problems. Bio: Dr. Chertkov's areas of interest include statistical and mathematical physics applied to energy and communication networks, machine learning, control theory, information theory, computer science, fluid mechanics and optics. Dr. Chertkov received his Ph.D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1996, and his M.Sc. in physics from Novosibirsk State University in 1990.  After his Ph.D., Dr. Chertkov spent three years at Princeton University as a R.H. Dicke Fellow in the Department of Physics.  He joined Los Alamos National Lab in 1999, initially as a J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow in the Theoretical Division.  He is now a technical staff member in the same division. Dr. Chertkov has published more than 150 papers in these research areas.  He is an editor of the Journal of Statistical Mechanics (JSTAT), associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Group), a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and a senior member of IEEE. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • Oct 11: MolES Seminar: Lan Yang (Washington University)

    Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.ese.wustl.edu…

  • Oct 11: Book Release Party: "My Roommate is a Lamp," an HCDE Comics Book

    Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 4 - 6 p.m. PDT Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering to celebrate the latest comic book published by the HCDE Comics Directed Research Group, My Roommate is a Lamp. Through the research group co-led by Professor David Ribes and Seattle-based comic artist Jeremy Kayes, students examined the concept of 'sociotechnical systems' by creating comic-based narratives. My Roommate is a Lamp represents the result of the students' explorations. Come meet the artists, pick up a copy of the book, and try your hand at creating your own comic. Refreshments will be served. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 334 Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu

  • Oct 12: Engineering Lecture: Engineering Solutions for a Sesimically Resilient Seattle

    Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. PDT Registration Required Free and open to the public The Pacific Northwest remains unprepared for a major earthquake relative to California, due to infrequency and faults that are not as well understood. Seattle seismic hazard is unique, which requires innovation, research and planning to prepare for "the big one." To ensure the safety of the city, engineers at the University of Washington are developing novel solutions to improve the resilience of buildings, bridges and other structures. Learn about the seismic hazards of the region, examine structural engineering technologies that enable faster and stronger post-event repair, and understand the risks and requirements involved. Speaker: Jeffrey Berman, Thomas & Marilyn Nielsen Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Part of the City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities lecture series More information and registration available in early September. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 130 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: College of Engineering, UW Alumni Association

  • Oct 18: MolES Seminar: Jeff Brinker (University of New Mexico)

    Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.unm.edu…

  • Oct 24: MSE Industry Day

    Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Monday, Oct 24, 2016, 2:30 - 8:30 p.m. PDT Showcase of MSE graduate students’ cutting-edge research. Register by October 3, 2016 Oral presentations and posters will cover a wide range of topics including clean energy generation and storage, biomaterials, semiconductors, and composites. Who should attend? UW students, faculty, industry representatives, and MSE alumni are welcome. We hope you will help us make this inaugural event a success to create a long-lasting tradition! Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 225 Event types: Academics, Conferences, Exhibits, Information Sessions, Meetings, Student Activities Event sponsors: University of Washington Department of Materials Science & Engineering More info: www.mse.washington.edu…

  • Oct 25: Human Centered Design & Engineering MS info session *Eastside*

    Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Eastside Executive Center, Kirkland, WA Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Join HCDE's academic advisors as we bring the HCDE Master's Info Session to the east side of Lake Washington. Learn about the Master's curriculum, application process, tuition costs and financing, and potential career paths for Human Centered Design & Engineering graduates. Bring your questions and join us! Find more about the Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering at hcde.uw.edu… Event types: Information Sessions Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 26: MolES Seminar: Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania)

    Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Molecular Engineering (MOL) Campus room: 315 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.seas.upenn.edu…

  • Oct 27: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Pascal Van Hentenryck, University of Michigan

    Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • Nov 1: MolES Seminar: Pieter Culls (University of British Columbia)

    Tue Nov 1, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PDT Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: biochem.ubc.ca…

  • Nov 2: Engineering Lecture: Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces

    Wed Nov 2, 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. PDT Registration Required Free and open to the public With greenhouse gas emissions threatening the health of the planet at an alarming rate, actions both big and small play an important role in addressing climate change. As the popularity of online shopping and grocery delivery rises, consumers have an opportunity to make more sustainable choices when it comes to transporting goods in urban spaces. Based on new transportation research, what you’ll learn might surprise you. From drones to delivery vans, find out which transportation methods are the most sustainable today and in the future. Speaker: Anne Goodchild, Allan & Inger Osberg Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Part of the City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities lecture series More information and registration available in early September. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 120 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: College of Engineering, UW Alumni Association

  • Nov 3: All-College Meeting

    Thu Nov 3, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Nov 3, 2016, 3:30 - 5 p.m. PDT Faculty, students and staff, please join us for the annual Fall All-College Meeting. We will have a presentation by the principal and associate principal architects from Payette, who have been working with us to develop the College of Engineering Academic Facilities Plan. They will present an overview of the study and participate in a discussion of COE’s strategic facilities planning. As is tradition, we will also introduce the new faculty that joined the College of Engineering this academic year. This will be followed by a reception with appetizers and beverages. Please mark your calendars, and we will follow up with an agenda and location for this meeting in the coming weeks. Event types: Meetings, Student Activities Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering

  • Nov 8: MolES Seminar: Chris Jewell (University of Maryland, College Park)

    Tue Nov 8, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.liposomes.ca

  • Nov 8: MolES Seminar: Chris Jewell (University of Maryland, College Park)

    Tue Nov 8, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: jewell.umd.edu

  • Nov 11: Veteran's Day (no classes)

    Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:00 am | Friday, Nov 11, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Autumn Event types: Academics

  • Nov 15: MolES Seminar: Steve Sligar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Revealing the Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins Through Nanotechnology Membrane proteins are involved in numerous vital biological processes, including transport, signal transduction and the enzymes in a variety of metabolic pathways. Integral membrane proteins account for up to 30% of the human proteome and make up more than half of all currently marketed therapeutic targets. Unfortunately, membrane proteins are inherently recalcitrant to study using the normal toolkit available to scientists, and one is most often left with the challenge of finding inhibitors, activators and specific antibodies using a denatured or detergent solubilized aggregate.  Often, since membrane proteins are inherently insoluble and prone to aggregation and oligomerization in solution, the active state of interest is obscured.  The Nanodisc platform circumvents these challenges by providing a self-assembled system that renders typically insoluble, yet biologically and pharmacologically significant, targets such as receptors, transporters, enzymes, and viral antigens soluble in aqueous media.  Because Nanodisc constructs provide a native-like bilayer environment that maintain a target’s functional activity, they are a versatile tool in the study of membrane proteins such as ion channels, GPCRs, cytochrome P450s, blood coagulation factors, various toxins and viral entities as well as a plethora of pharmaceutical targets.  In addition to the opportunities in drug discovery, Nanodiscs provide a nanometer scale vehicle for the in vivo delivery of amphipathic drugs, therapeutic lipids, tethered nucleic acids, imaging agents and active protein complexes.  In my presentation I will focus on recent uses of the Nanodisc technology in seeking mechanistic understanding of metalloprotein oxygenases, integrin and KRas4b signaling and Alzheimer’s disease intervention. Stephen G. Sligar Swanlund Endowed Chair, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Stephen G. Sligar received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois in 1975.  Dr. Sligar served on the faculty in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and returned to the University of Illinois in 1982 where he was the I. C. Gunsalus Professor of Biochemistry. He now holds the University of Illinois Swanlund Endowed Chair and is Director of the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry, the Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology and the College of Medicine. Dr. Sligar holds affiliate appointments in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute for Genomic Biology and The Micro and Nano Technology Laboratory on the Illinois campus. He is a Fellow of the Biophysical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Awards include a the Sober Lectureship from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a Fulbright Research Scholarship, Senior Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, an NIH MIRA Award, an NIH Merit Award and the Bert L. and Kuggie Vallee Visiting Professorship in Inorganic Chemistry at Oxford where he was a Fellow of Queens College. He is also a Fellow in the Jerome Karle Nobel Laureate World Innovation Foundation and an Academic Leadership Fellow from the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: sligarlab.life.uiuc.edu

  • Nov 16: Information Session: Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering

    Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, 6 - 7 p.m. PST Join HCDE's academic advisors for an overview of the HCDE Master's program - including curriculum, application process, tuition costs and financing, and potential career paths for Human Centered Design & Engineering graduates. ​ Bring your questions and join us! Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 232 Event types: Information Sessions Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Nov 16: Engineering Lecture: Understanding Our Chemical Fingerprints: Safer Water for Our Cities

    Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. PST Registration Required Free and open to the public Although more than 80,000 chemicals are in circulation and thousands of new chemicals are introduced each year, only a handful are comprehensively evaluated for safety by the Environmental Protection Agency. Through our daily actions, humans leave a distinctive chemical fingerprint on water, which can linger for years, impacting salmon populations and other fish, animals and plants, as well as people’s health and safety. Learn about the paths chemicals take from homes, factories and offices into the waters around us, the developing systems aimed at identifying and removing toxic chemicals, and discover the link between our chemicals and our ability to coexist with the ecosystem. Speaker: Ed Kolodziej, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering Part of the City Smarts: Engineering Resilient Communities lecture series More information and registration available in early September. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 120 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: College of Engineering, UW Alumni Association

  • Nov 22: MolES Seminar: Elizabeth Nance (University of Washington)

    Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: depts.washington.edu…

  • Nov 24: Thanksgiving (no classes)

    Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:00 am | Thursday, Nov 24 - Friday, Nov 25, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Autumn Event types: Academics

  • Nov 29: MolES Seminar: Craig Brown (NIST Center for Neutron Research)

    Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.ncnr.nist.gov…

  • Dec 1: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Yuriy Roman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Thu Dec 1, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Dec 1, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Dec 6: MolES Seminar: Niren Murthy (University of California, Berkeley)

    Tue Dec 6, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Winkenwerder Forest Sciences Laboratory (WFS) Campus room: 201 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: murthylab.berkeley.edu

  • Dec 7: Information Session: Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering

    Wed Dec 7, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016, 6 - 7 p.m. PST Join HCDE's academic advisors for an overview of the HCDE Master's program - including curriculum, application process, tuition costs and financing, and potential career paths for Human Centered Design & Engineering graduates. Bring your questions and join us! Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 232 Event types: Information Sessions Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Dec 26: Christmas OBSERVED (no classes)

    Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, Dec 26, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Autumn Event types: Academics

  • Jan 2: New Year's Day OBSERVED (no classes)

    Mon Jan 2, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, Jan 2, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Jan 12: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Jianhui Wang, Argonne National Laboratory

    Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Jan 12, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Jan 16: Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

    Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, Jan 16, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Jan 26: Engineering Exploration Night

    Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. PST Engineering Exploration Night connects engineering alumni and students to discuss engineering careers and fields. Students meet with a diverse group of industry professionals in a "speed date" format. Alumni have the opportunity to: Be a mentor to students considering the pursuit of a degree in engineering. Share with students your experiences as a professional engineer. Answer students' burning questions about engineering fields and professional careers. The annual January event is open to pre-engineers, freshmen and sophomores and includes dinner. Campus location: Maple Hall (MAH) Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Feb 2: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Amy Prieto, Colorado State University

    Thu Feb 2, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Feb 20: President's Day (no classes)

    Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:00 am | Monday, Feb 20, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Mar 2: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Gao Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Thu Mar 2, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Mar 2, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Mar 30: Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center Thursday, Mar 30, 2017, 1 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems. In the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves their solution has market potential, and pitch to 250+ judges at a demo-day event. This event is not open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, contact Pam Tufts, ptufts@uw.edu. Event types: Special Events Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: foster.uw.edu…

  • Apr 13: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: M. Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University

    Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr 13, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Ultimate Limits of Intercalation Reactions for Li-Batteries Over the last 40 years, lithium batteries have come from a novelty to dominating and enabling not only the power sources for portable electronics, but also those for electric vehicles and now grid storage. Without them, many of today’s electronics would not exist. They have achieved this success, whilst attaining less than 20% of their theoretical volumetric energy density. Substantial improvements are possible, and will be obtained through materials and engineering breakthroughs. However, there are ultimate limits to what intercalation-based cells can attain, around 1 kWh/liter and 350 Wh/kg at the cell level. It is unlikely that any other battery system will attain higher volumetric energy densities. Bio: Stan Whittingham is a SUNY distinguished professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering at SUNY Binghamton. He received his BA and D Phil degrees in chemistry from Oxford University. He has been active in Li-batteries since 1971 when he won the Young Author Award of the Electrochemical Society for his work on the solid electrolyte beta-alumina. In 1972, he discovered the role of intercalation in battery reactions, which resulted in the first commercial lithium rechargeable batteries that were built by Exxon. In 1988 he returned to academia at SUNY Binghamton to initiate a program in materials chemistry. He was awarded a JSPS Fellowship in the Physics Department of the University of Tokyo in 1993. In 2004 he received the Battery Division research Award. He is presently Director of the NECCES EFRC based at Binghamton. In 2012 he received the Yeager Award of the International Battery Association for his lifetime contributions to battery research; in 2015 he received the Lifetime Contributions to Battery Technology award from NAATBaaT. He is a Fellow of both the Electrochemical Society and the Materials Research Society. He is Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NYBEST). Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Apr 21: Engineering Discovery Days

    Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Friday, Apr 21, 2017, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join us for hands-on fun and learning. The 2-day event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required for all who plan to participate. Please visit the Discovery Days page to learn more and to be notified when registration opens. Campus location: Rainier Vista (LNDMK-3) Event types: Exhibits, Special Events Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…