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  • Mar 27: HCDE Lecture: Sayamindu Dasgupta, UW Postdoc Fellow

    Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Monday, Mar 27, 2017, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PDT Learning with Data In the first part of this talk, Dr. Dasgupta will describe some of his work to develop quantitative techniques that help us understand how children learn in informal learning environments online. He will present some of his empirical data scientific studies of Scratch — an online community where tens of millions of young people learn to code in a rich social media context. In the second part, Dr. Dasgupta will describe his work to put the ability to do this type of learning and social media analytics into the hands of the children who use Scratch. He will focus on Scratch Community Blocks, a system he designed and deployed that lets children in the Scratch community programmatically analyze and visualize their own learning and social activity data. In addition to describing the design work behind the system, he will highlight how children using it (i) analyzed data and created visualizations in ways that connected with their interests, experiences, and aesthetic sensibilities, (ii)  self-reflected upon their own learning and social participation in Scratch, and finally (iii)  engaged in critiques that mirror some of the current critical scholarly debates around data science, reflecting on issues such as privacy and algorithmic bias. About Sayamindu Dasgupta Sayamindu Dasgupta is a Moore/Sloan & WRF Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington. His research is situated at the intersection of data science, design, and the learning sciences where he uses data scientific methods to understand how children learn in large-scale informal online communities. Additionally, he also designs, deploys, and studies the uses of programming toolkits that enable children to engage in data science. His work has received recognitions and awards in the ACM CSCW, ACM IDC, and IEEE VL/HCC conferences, and in 2014, he was named in Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list for education. He received his doctorate from MIT, where he was a key member of the team behind the Scratch programming language and online community. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 233 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering

  • Mar 28: MolES Seminar: Jonathan Drachman (Seattle Genetics)

    Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.seattlegenetics.com…

  • Mar 28: ISE Graduate Seminar Series

    Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: TBD Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • Mar 28: Gender in STEM

    Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 3 - 8 p.m. PDT ASUW’s Women’s Action Commission presents Gender in STEM, an event intended to empower women and other gender minorities through the celebration of intersectional identities. Join us for an evening with keynote speakers and panelists where we will discuss the challenges faced in STEM fields and how these challenge. There will be food and additional resources available! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: HUB 160: Lyceum Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Stu Govt: ASUW Women's Action Commission, asuwomn@uw.edu

  • Mar 28: ME Graduate Seminar

    Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • Mar 30: HCDE Guest Lecture: Christopher Le Dantec, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Thursday, Mar 30, 2017, 10 - 11 a.m. PDT Designing the Infrastructures of Digital Civics Smart cities and digital democracy have begun to converge and create opportunities to enact a new digital civics. This application of technology to government holds a number of assumptions about government and citizenship, many of which rely on transactional notions of service selection and delivery. This talk addresses how design can support the development of a relational digital civics by recognizing that data are social—whether through the act of collecting them, to marshaling them for argument and advocacy, or by being acted on by them. Building on recent work in participatory design, Dr. Le Dantec argues that designers and research working in community settings are not simply creating end products that make use of data, but are designing publics through the creation, collection, and curation of data—and the processes around which data are produced. These publics are socio-technical articulations that address the different tensions, boundaries, and values present in community contexts and arise in response to issues, form through a range of attachments, and ultimately act through the creation of new socio-technical infrastructures.  About Christopher Le Dantec Dr. Christopher Le Dantec is an Assistant Professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is focused on the intersection of participatory design, digital democracy, and smart cities—what is now becoming the area of digital civics. He is specifically interested in developing community-based design practices that support new forms of collective action through the production and use of civic data. After earning his Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing in 2011 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he advanced theoretical and practice-based approaches to bridge the digital divide experienced by homeless families in the U.S., he has worked closely with the City of Atlanta and a range of community-based partners to explore new forms of civic participation through community-centered design inquiry. His research has direct impact on how policy makers and citizens work together to address issues of community engagement, social justice, urban transportation and development. In addition to publishing in a range of ACM conferences, he is the Community+Culture forum editor for interactions magazine and the author of Designing Publics (MIT Press). Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 214 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering

  • 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 3: Deadline to enter the UW BPC!

    Mon Apr 3, 2017 All Day | Online Monday, Apr 3, 2017 The Buerk Center’s Business Plan Competition (a new venture challenge) promotes student innovation and new venture creation, and provides the opportunity for students to showcase their early-stage startups to Seattle-area investors and entrepreneurs. This is not just for business students! The most successful teams are interdisciplinary and include students in a variety of majors: engineering, computer science, political science, public administration, the environment, etc. The entries range from non-profits and social entrepreneurship (local and global), to high-tech, health innovation, consumer products, sustainability/environmental, and everything in between. Campus room: Online Event types: Special Events, Student Activities Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: bpc.washington.edu

  • Apr 4: 2017 JCATI Symposium

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PDT Registration through Brown Paper Tickets Join us April 4 for the 2017 Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) symposium at the University of Washington. JCATI provides funding for WA academic-industry collaborations creating cutting edge aerospace technology. The event features a student elevator pitch contest, expert aerospace speakers and a poster session. This is a unique forum to network with industry, government, academia and non-profits. Keynote: Martin San Miguel NASA Jet Propulsion Lab "From the Sojourner to the Curiosity Rover: The Guidance, Navigation and Control Challenges of Landing on Mars" Confirmed expert speakers include: Annamarie Askren, Blue Origin Jeff Finan, Echodyne John Hamilton, Boeing TBA, GE Advanced Manufacturing Continue to check the JCATI website for program updates. Join us to see JCATI's impact on Washington aerospace!  Questions? Contact Beth Hacker, JCATI Program Manager (bhacker@aa.washington.edu) Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: North Ballroom Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events, Student Activities More info: jcati-2017.brownpapertickets.com

  • Apr 4: MolES Seminar: Meredith Betterton, U of Colorado

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.colorado.edu…

  • Apr 4: ISE Graduate Seminar: Ornwipa (Fah) Thamsuwan

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Ornwipa (Fah) Thamsuwan, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • Apr 4: ME Graduate Seminar: Balakumar Balachandran

    Tue Apr 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: Balakumar (Bala) Balachandran Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Maryland Topic: Nonlinear dynamics: A journey through experiments Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • Apr 5: Parent Family Weekend 2017

    Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:00 am - 10:00 am | Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, 7 - 10 a.m. PDT Parent Family Weekend 2017 Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: HUB 145 Event types: Meetings Event sponsors: UW Dept: UW Marketing, pdore@uw.edu

  • Apr 5: Evans School seminar: Inclusive emerging technologies

    Wed Apr 5, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, 12 - 1 p.m. PDT There are high expectations that emerging technologies, like 3D printing or nanotechnology, will have immense positive benefits on society; however, many new innovations bypass the world’s most marginalized populations leading to further poverty and inequality. In this lecture, Dr. Woodson will discuss some of his most recent research findings highlighting the challenges of matching technology with need. Dr. Woodson draws upon a range of information, including data from the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), clinicaltrials.gov, and interviews with innovators in the field. Dr. Thomas S. Woodson is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University in the Department of Technology and Society. He specializes in science and technology policy and international development. For his current projects, Thomas is investigating the effects of emerging technologies on poverty and inequality throughout the world and he is developing better programs to train engineers to engage with the community and create solutions that work for all. Campus location: Parrington Hall (PAR) Campus room: Denny Forum in Parrington Hall Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Apr 7: Parent Family Weekend 2017

    Fri Apr 7, 2017 7:00 am - 11:00 pm | Friday, Apr 7, 2017, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. PDT Parent Family Weekend 2017 Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: HUB 145, 160, 214, 250, 238, 307, 332, 340 Event types: Information Sessions, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events Event sponsors: UW Dept: UW Marketing, pdore@uw.edu

  • Apr 8: InfoCamp Seattle 2017

    Sat Apr 8, 2017 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Saturday, Apr 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT InfoCamp Seattle is an affordable, inclusive unconference where people excited about information gather to share knowledge, explore ideas, and build community. Our focus on information invites cross-pollination from all corners of the information world: IA/UX, Data Science, Library Science, Web Development, and beyond! 2017 Theme - Impact Join us at InfoCamp Seattle to discuss the impact of technological innovation on our lives, our communities, and our world. As the pace of technological innovation accelerates, and the influence of information tools expands through worldwide adoption, how can we understand and design for the impact of what we build? How can we create effective policy to regulate new inventions? How can we work towards more inclusive technology? And how will these changes affect our lives and our communities? Join us at InfoCamp Seattle 2017 to discuss these topics and our roles as information professionals and students. Who attends InfoCamp? InfoCamp welcomes anyone interested in information-related topics, from any perspective! Typical participants include: professionals and practitioners from industry, academia, non-profits, government, libraries, and other sectors people seeking work hobbyists students InfoCamp attracts people who work with information in a variety of disciplines, from information architecture and user experience design to library science and information management. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Event types: Conferences, Student Activities, Workshops Event sponsors: Seattleinfocamp.org Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: seattleinfocamp.org

  • Apr 11: MolES Seminar: Jonathan Lovell (University at Buffalo)

    Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineer 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.acsu.buffalo.edu…

  • Apr 11: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Satish Bukkapatnam

    Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Satish Bukkapatnam, Ph.D. Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • Apr 11: ME Graduate Seminar Series - David Cappelleri

    Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: David (Dave) Cappelleri Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Purdue University Topic: Multi-scale robotics and automation Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • Apr 13: Clean Energy Inst Seminar: Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton U

    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 14: HCDE Comics Book Release Party: As We May Ink

    Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Friday, Apr 14, 2017, 3 - 6 p.m. PDT Can comics make science and engineering more accessible? The students of Human Centered Design & Engineering believe that they can. With the help of comic artist Jeremy Kayes [The Indies, OverJoyed] and Professor Charlotte P. Lee, thirteen University of Washington students learned to use sequential art to speculate about science and technology in the spirit of Vannevar Bush’s 1945 article in The Atlantic, “As We May Think.” The resulting comics are fun and insightful. From upgrading your memory with computer chips to traveling through time to peek at future technology, HCDE students create narratives about the past, present, and future of scientific innovation and discovery. Join HCDE on April 14 as we celebrate the third in an annual series of comics books released by HCDE students. See art from the book, talk to the students involved, and pick up your own copy.  Refreshments will be provided. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 145 Event types: Exhibits, Information Sessions, Special Events, Student Activities Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com…

  • Apr 18: MolES Seminar: Albert Bowers (UNC at Chapel Hill)

    Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering and Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: pharmacy.unc.edu…

  • Apr 18: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Gang Luo

    Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Gang Luo, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • Apr 18: ME Graduate Seminar: Sawyer Fuller

    Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: Sawyer Fuller Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Washington Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • Apr 18: Technology for Global Good: A Vital Resource for Solving the World’s Problems - Dael L. Wolfle Lecture

    Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017, 4 - 6 p.m. PDT We live in the midst of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” when technology is altering our current systems of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services at an unprecedented pace.  At the heart of this revolution lies cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Both technologies are making possible unthinkable innovations in industries such as, biotech, health, education, government, etc. These technologies are creating tremendous opportunity worldwide, but up to 60% of the world’s citizens today remain excluded from the benefits of the digital economy. How do we ensure that technology is used to solve the world’s pressing problems? On September 2015, a meeting of 193 world leaders led to a commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations (UN). Over the next 15 years, governments and organizations will be working together to end extreme poverty, address environmental degradation and climate change, and fight inequality and injustice. What role can the private sector play?  What role should public sector leaders play? Come join Wismar Medina to learn how can a leading tech company, which aspires to be a global leader in driving digital transformation to enable social and economic benefits for all, support the UN SDGs. Also hear how governments around the world are embracing the digital transformation to drive economic growth, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and compliance. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Room 250, Husky Union Building Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • Apr 20: Spring Career Fair

    Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 3 - 7 p.m. PDT Employers from around the state and the country come to meet UW students and alumni from all three campuses. Last year, more than 140 employers joined the career fair, and about 1,800 students attended the fair. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: North & South Ballrooms Event types: Special Events More info: careers.uw.edu…

  • Apr 20: Spring Career Fair

    Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Thursday, Apr 20, 2017, 3 - 7 p.m. PDT Employers from around the state and the country come to meet UW students and alumni from all three campuses. Last year, more than 140 employers joined the career fair, and about 1,800 students attended the fair. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: North & South Ballrooms Event types: Special Events More info: careers.uw.edu…

  • 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…

  • Apr 22: Engineering Discovery Days

    Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 10 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…

  • Apr 22: UW Maker Summit

    Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:00 am - 7:00 pm | Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. PDT UW's Area 01 invites all UW students to participate in the second annual UW Maker Summit on April 22, 2017. This event will bring together some of the most creative talents the UW and Seattle community has to offer. Submit a project, perform during open mic nite, be a featured speaker, or simply attend. It’s a free event open to all. The event keynote by HCDE Professor Beth Kolko is at 11:15 a.m. View the full schedule and register, here >>  Campus location: Maple Hall (MAH) Campus room: Area 01 Event types: Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events, Student Activities Event sponsors: Area 01 Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.washington.edu…

  • Apr 25: MolES Seminar: Francoise Winnik (University of Montreal)

    Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering and Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: francoisewinnik.com

  • Apr 25: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Fang Han

    Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Fang Han, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Statistics, University of Washington Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • Apr 25: ME Graduate Seminar: Lawrie Virgin

    Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: Lawrie Virgin Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Duke University Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • Apr 26: WiSE Mentor Night

    Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017, 5 - 7:30 p.m. PDT The WiSE Mentor Night is a chance to expand your network, meet professional women engineers and scientists, and get career and academic advice. Space is limited. Register at: http://bit.ly/WiSEMentor Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Lyceum Event types: Information Sessions, Special Events, Workshops More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Apr 27: Clean Energy Inst. Seminar: Regan Zane, Utah State

    Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Transportation Electrification: Technologies Towards a Sustainable Future for Transportation Systems Transportation today consumes over 28% of energy use, produces more than 50% of air pollution, and costs more than $1.5 trillion annually in the US. The transportation sector is the final frontier for achieving the economic and environmental benefits of electrification. Adoption of an electrified system offers the potential benefits of reducing total emissions and cost of ownership by more than half over existing internal combustion engine vehicles. Electrification also offers a shift away from dependence on oil to a highly flexible and reliable electric grid, leveraging a wide range of local energy resources including sources of renewable energy. However, the transition has many challenges, apparent in the fact that after more than a decade on the market, all alternative fuel vehicles combined account for less than 1% of vehicles on the road. This talk will discuss the technical challenges limiting market adoption of electric vehicles, particularly those related to range anxiety, and overview new technologies in development at the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) aimed at overcoming these challenges and transforming the future of transportation. Bio Regan Zane is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founder and Director of the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) at Utah State University. He leads a wide range of research programs in power electronics for electric vehicle drivetrains and charging infrastructure, battery management systems, and dc and ac micro-grids including grid integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage. His programs maintain a strong emphasis on working with government and industry to develop and transition technologies into the marketplace. Prof. Zane received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1999. Prior to joining USU, he was a faculty member at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado Power Electronics Center, CoPEC, 2001 to 2012, and research engineer at GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, 1999 - 2001. He has co-authored over 120 publications and the textbook Digital Control of High-Frequency Switched-Mode Power Converters. He received the NSF Career Award in 2004, the 2005 IEEE Microwave Best Paper Prize, the 2007 and 2009 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Letter Awards and the 2008 IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award. He received the 2006 Inventor of the Year, 2006 Provost Faculty Achievement, 2008 John and Mercedes Peebles Innovation in Teaching, and the 2011 Holland Teaching Awards from the University of Colorado. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • May 2: MolES Seminar: Sheref Mansy (University of Trento)

    Tue May 2, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering and Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.smansy.org

  • May 2: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Diego Martinez

    Tue May 2, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Diego Martinez, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • May 2: ME Graduate Seminar Series - Ellen Kuhl

    Tue May 2, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: Ellen Kuhl Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Stanford University Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • May 9: MolES Seminar: Sanjay Kumar (University of California, Berkeley)

    Tue May 9, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering and Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: kumarlab.berkeley.edu

  • May 9: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Ruiwei Jiang

    Tue May 9, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Ruiwei Jiang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • May 9: ME Graduate Seminar Series - J. Quincy Brown

    Tue May 9, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: J. Quincy Brown Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Tulane University Topic: Mind the gaps: An argument for more comprehensive surface sampling of tumor resection margins using advanced microscopy Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • May 11: Clean Energy Inst. Seminar: Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern

    Thu May 11, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Renaissance of Halide Perovskites: Poor Man’s Semiconductors There is a renaissance in an old class of materials. Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites are a special class of semiconductors that have revolutionized the prospects of emerging photovoltaic technologies in the form of both light harvesters and hole transport materials. The inorganic chemistry of this class of materials is fascinating. These compounds adopt the ABX3 perovskite structure, which consists of a network of corner-sharing BX6 octahedra, where the B atom is a divalent metal cation (typically Ge2+, Sn2+ or Pb2+) and X is a monovalent anion (typically Cl−, Br−, I−); the A cation is selected to balance the total charge and it can be a Cs+ or a small molecular species. Such perovskites afford several important features including excellent optical properties that are tunable by controlling the chemical compositions, they exhibit ambipolar charge transport with high mobilities. Some members exhibit long electron and hole diffusion lengths. The fundamental similarities and differences between MeNH3PbI3, MeNH3SnI3 and MeNH3GeI3 perovskites as well as other low dimensional materials will be discussed. Bio: Mercouri Kanatzidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1957. After obtaining a B. Sc from Aristotle University in Greece, he received his Ph D. in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University from 1985 to 1987 and is currently Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. Mercouri moved to Northwestern in the fall of 2006 from Michigan State University where he was a University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry since 1987. His research areas include: Inorganic chemistry, solid state and coordination chemistry of chalcogenide compounds. Design of new materials, exploratory synthesis, thermoelectric materials, nanostructured materials, intermetallics, mesoporous semiconductors, phase-change materials, conducting polymers, intercalation chemistry applications of new materials. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including: Presidential Young Investigator Award. National Science Foundation, 1989-1994; ACS Inorganic Chemistry Division Award: EXXON Faculty Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry, 1990; Beckman Young Investigator, 1992-1994; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1991-1993; Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar 1993-1998; Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award 1998; Sigma Xi 2000 Senior Meritorious Faculty Award; University Distinguished Professor MSU 2001; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow 2002;  Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 2003; Morley Medal, American Chemical Society, Cleveland Section, 2003; Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor, Northwestern University 2006; MRS Fellow 2010; Royal Chemical Society DeGennes Prize 2015; Elected Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society 2015; the ENI Award for the "Renewable Energy Prize" category; the ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry 2016; and the American Physical Society 2016 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. He has over 950 papers (h-Index=92), 38,000 citations, and 22 patents to his merit. Professor Mercouri also holds an appointment at Argonne National Laboratory and is the editor in chief of the Journal of Solid State Chemistry. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars

  • May 16: MolES Seminar: Joseph Lyding (University of Illinois)

    Tue May 16, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering and Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.ece.illinois.edu…

  • May 16: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Sen Yang

    Tue May 16, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Sen Yang, Ph.D. Staff Engineer, Alibaba Group Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • May 16: ME Graduate Seminar Series - Markus Abel

    Tue May 16, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: Markus Abel Senior Lecturer University of Potsdam Topic: Control of oscillator networks using symbolic regression Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • May 19: 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Fri May 19, 2017 11:00 am - 6:00 pm | Friday, May 19, 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. PDT The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) provides an opportunity for students, faculty and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. It also allows undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience in poster and oral presentation sessions, a performing arts session, and visual arts and design showcase. Over 1,000 students participate in the URS, including students from Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses; faculty, staff, community members, and students’ families attend the event. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Event types: Academics, Conferences, Exhibits, Performances, Special Events, Student Activities Event sponsors: Undergraduate Research Program, urp@uw.edu      (206) 543-4282 More info: symposium.uw.edu

  • May 23: MolES Seminar: Yuebing Zhang (University of Texas, Austin)

    Tue May 23, 2017 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 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: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: Mechanical Engineering Building 238 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering and Sciences Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: zheng.engr.utexas.edu

  • May 23: ISE Graduate Seminar Series: Yandong Wang

    Tue May 23, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. PDT This seminar series features lectures on current research within the field of industrial and systems engineering. MSIE and Ph.D. students are required to register for the entire seminar series. Speaker: Yandong Wang, Ph.D. Topic: TBD Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 235 Event types: Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities More info: ise.washington.edu…

  • May 23: ME Graduate Seminar Series - Kam Leang

    Tue May 23, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm | Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3:30 - 5:20 p.m. PDT Each autumn and spring quarter, the Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a series of weekly seminars on a broad range of topics, as part of the Graduate Seminar Series (ME 520). Students and alumni are encouraged to attend. Speaker: Kam Leang Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Utah Topic: Control and motion planning for aerial robotic systems Campus location: Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB) Campus room: 238 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars More info: www.me.washington.edu…

  • May 29: Memorial Day (no classes)

    Mon May 29, 2017 All Day | Monday, May 29, 2017 University holiday, no classes Year: 2017 Quarter: Spring Event types: Academics