Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Jan 27: MolES Seminar: Dean DiCarlo, UCLA

    Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PST Physical Phenotyping Physical properties of cells can provide integrative, rapid, and low-cost information about disease. I will discuss a range of microtechnologies that assay the physical properties of cells in a high-throughput and quantitative manner for applications in diagnostics and drug screening. Drug development, diagnosis, and monitoring of diseases – from cancer to autoimmune disease - has had a strong focus on driving mutations and molecular changes underlying disease processes. When targeting more complex behaviors – for example in cancer invasion or colonization, an understanding of molecular changes alone has not been sufficient to predict behavior. Biophysical measurements of cells can fill this gap. Physical measurements of cells integrate the variety of spatiotemporal changes in molecular species into a functional output that can be relevant to disease processes. Amongst the host of physical properties (the cellular physome) I will initially focus on the development of instruments that measure single-cell properties associated with metastasis and invasion, immune activation, and cell differentiation state. These include deformability, size, morphology, motility, adhesiveness, and contractility. This talk I will introduce high-throughput and quantitative approaches addressing three of these areas – deformability cytometry, force phenotyping, and vortex trapping. I believe these new tools will enable new diagnostic and screening approaches that assay immune cell function, tumor cell malignancy, and many other cell fate decisions. Biography: Dino Di Carlo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles where he directs the Microfluidic Biotechnology Laboratory. He is also a co-director of the Life Photonics Laboratory, a member of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), and a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center – Cancer Nanotechnology Program Area.  He received his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2006 in Luke Lee’s BioPOETS Lab. He then conducted postdoctoral studies from 2006-2008 at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital under the guidance of Mehmet Toner. His research focuses on exploiting unique physics, microenvironment control, and the potential for automation associated with miniaturized systems for applications in basic biology, medical diagnostics, and cellular engineering.  Among other honors he was recently awarded the Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award in 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Award and U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2012, a Packard Fellowship and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award in 2011, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award and Coulter Translational Research Award in 2010. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend.

  • Jan 27: Diversity Career Fair

    Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. PST The 34th Annual Diversity Career Fair, host by the National Society of Black Engineers, is an excellent resource for you to connect with industry. This popular winter quarter career fair attracts students from ALL MAJORS (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and the Sciences) and is the only diversity job fair held at the University of Washington. Each year thousands of undergraduate and graduate students attend the fair to find out about career, internships, summer jobs and co-op opportunities. The fair also attracts hundreds of local and national employers from business & industry, the non-profit sector and government agencies.  We expect the 2015 Diversity Career Fair to be a huge success for employers and students. Please visit the NSBE website by clicking on the link below. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom More info: students.washington.edu…

  • Jan 27: Diversity Career Fair

    Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. PST The 34th Annual Diversity Career Fair, host by the National Society of Black Engineers, is an excellent resource for you to connect with industry. This popular winter quarter career fair attracts students from ALL MAJORS (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and the Sciences) and is the only diversity job fair held at the University of Washington. Each year thousands of undergraduate and graduate students attend the fair to find out about career, internships, summer jobs and co-op opportunities. The fair also attracts hundreds of local and national employers from business & industry, the non-profit sector and government agencies.  We expect the 2015 Diversity Career Fair to be a huge success for employers and students. Please visit the NSBE website by clicking on the link below. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom More info: students.washington.edu…

  • Jan 28: Millenium Space Systems - Info Session

    Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 3 - 4:30 p.m. PST Find out more about this employer at their information session. This employer will be at the EE Career Fair on January 20, 2015. Please contact Lindsay Appesland (lappesla@uw.edu | 206 543-1004) for further details. Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: 303

  • Jan 28: BYOB (Build Your Own Business)

    Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 5:30 - 7 p.m. PST BYOB is for undergraduates of any major who have big ideas and want to see if they have real potential. Students pitch, receive feedback and mentoring, and work through the steps to move forward with their idea. BYOB is extracurricular and requires no registration or credit load. Just show up! Campus location: PACCAR Hall (PCAR) Campus room: Deloitte Commons

  • Jan 29: CEI seminar: Antonio Jesus Conejo Navarro

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Toward Fully Renewable Electric Energy Systems Renewable energy sources are here to stay for a number of important reasons, including global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels. We explore in this presentation how a thermal-dominated electric energy system can be transformed into a renewable-dominated one. This study relies on a stochastic programming model that allows representing the uncertain parameters plaguing such long-term planning exercise. Being the final year of our analysis 2050, we represent the transition from today to 2050 by allowing investment in both production and transmission facilities, with the target of achieving a renewable-dominated minimum-cost system. The methodology developed is illustrated using a realistic large-scale case study. Finally, policy conclusions are drawn. Bio: Antonio Conejo, a professor at the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, joined The Ohio State University’s departments of ISE and ECE in January 2014. His areas of expertise are electric energy systems and the mathematical tools for decision-making in energy systems. He has contributed to the current design of electricity markets and to the development of methods and policies for their efficient operation. His interests include devising ways to enable a large-scale integration of renewable sources in electric energy systems. He is editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, an IEEE Fellow, and chair of the IEEE PES Power System Operations Committee. He has published more than 150 papers in SCI journals and is the author or coauthor of books published by Springer, John Wiley, McGraw-Hill and CRC. He has been the principal investigator on many research projects. Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: EEB 125 Event sponsors: The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons.

  • Jan 29: HCDE Career Fair

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 4 - 7 p.m. PST 2015 HCDE Career Fair January 29, 2015 4–7:00 p.m. Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom UW Seattle Campus The HCDE Career Fair is an opportunity for HCDE Corporate Affiliates Members to meet our students and share information about employment opportunities. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom More info: www.hcde.washington.edu…

  • Jan 29: HCDE Career Fair

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 4 - 7 p.m. PST 2015 HCDE Career Fair January 29, 2015 4–7:00 p.m. Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom UW Seattle Campus The HCDE Career Fair is an opportunity for HCDE Corporate Affiliates Members to meet our students and share information about employment opportunities. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballroom More info: www.hcde.washington.edu…

  • Jan 29: Engineering Exploration Night

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. PST Registration opens later in autumn quarter. 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 event is open to pre-engineers, freshmen and sophomores and includes dinner. Each year, we seek 30+ engineering alumni from all disciplines. Interested alumni, please contact: Kelly Williams kvw9880@uw.edu 206-221-5072 Campus location: McCarty Hall (MCC) Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Jan 29: Tech Mgmt MBA online info session

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Online Webinar Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 5:30 - 6 p.m. PST The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this 30 minute online Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.  Spouses and guests are always welcome. Please Register HereAbout TMMBA The 18-month TMMBA Program is one of three options for working professionals who want to earn an MBA through the Foster School of Business. Designed for people who are passionate about technology and entrepreneurism, the program offers a comprehensive business management curriculum with an emphasis on innovation and leadership. Modeled on an Executive MBA format, students benefit from a full range of support and services. Classes take place at the Eastside Executive Center in Kirkland, where TMMBA students learn from UW Foster faculty who are thought leaders in their fields. Earning a Foster MBA from the TMMBA Program, you’ll learn alongside talented peers and join an extensive network of high-caliber professionals and innovators from around the world. Event sponsors: TMMBA Program, ​tmmba@uw.edu More info: foster.hobsonsradius.com…

  • Jan 29: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PST Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Jan 30: UX Speaker Series: Drory Ben-Menachem

    Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Drory Ben-Menachem Creative Director, Smashing Ideas Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 2: UW Engineering departmental application period closes

    Mon Feb 2, 2015 5:00 pm | Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 5 p.m. PST The online application for Spring 2015 admission to UW Engineering departments closes at 5 p.m. on February 2. More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Feb 3: MolES Seminar: David Grainger, University of Utah

    Tue Feb 3, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend.

  • Feb 5: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Feb 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PST Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Feb 6: UX Speaker Series: Noah Iliinsky

    Fri Feb 6, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Noah Iliinsky Sr. Technical Product Manager for UX, Amazon Web Services Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 10: MolES Seminar: Alon Gorodetsky, UC Irvine

    Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PST Cephalopod-derived Materials for Photonic and Protonic Devices Cephalopods (squid, octopus, and cuttlefish) are known as the chameleons of the sea – they can alter their skin’s coloration, patterning, and texture to blend into the surrounding environment. These remarkable capabilities are enabled by the unique morphology of cephalopod skin, as well as by its constituent proteins and nanoscale structures. I will discuss our work on new types of photonic and protonic devices fabricated from cephalopod-derived materials. Our findings may hold implications not only for the next generation of stealth and bioelectronics technologies, but also for gaining insight into the mechanisms that underpin cephalopods’ camouflage abilities. Biography Dr. Alon Gorodetsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Gorodetsky obtained B. S. degrees in Engineering Physics and Materials science at Cornell University and a PhD in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. He subsequently completed postdoctoral work as a NSF American Competitiveness in Chemistry Fellow at Columbia University. His current research is focused on the development of macromolecular and biomolecular materials for applications in electronic, photonic, and protonic devices. His work has been highlighted in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, The Telegraph, Wired, The Verge, IHS Jane’s International Defence Review, and other popular media. Dr. Gorodetsky has also received several awards, including the Samueli Faculty Career Development Fellowship and the Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend.

  • Feb 12: CEI Seminar: Antoine Kahn, Princeton

    Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PST The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: EEB 125 Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • Feb 12: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PST Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Feb 13: UX Speaker Series: Patrick Neeman

    Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Patrick Neeman Director of Product Design, Apptio, Inc. Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 16: President's Day (no classes)

    Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:00 am | Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Winter

  • Feb 17: MolES Seminar: Marc Madou, UC Irvine

    Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PST Sustainable Nano-manufacturing- A Study of the Influence of Catalysts, Manufacturing Method and Precursor Polymers on the Microstructure of Carbon in Carbon Micro- and Nano- devices Micro and nano fabrication techniques (Carbon Micro-ElectroMechanical System (C-MEMS) and Carbon Nano-ElectroMechanical System (C-NEMS)) have advanced from relatively narrow laboratory based experiments during the 1990s to a worldwide phenomena that is rapidly forming the basis for a broad range of technologies that will impact nearly every aspect of modern life. The challenge is to understand and develop these technologies and their associated processes in the context of societal pressures generated by the increasing globalization of knowledge and production. The C-MEMS technology pioneered at UCI is now practiced in many labs all around the world. This concerted effort is leading to applications in electrochemical sensing, batteries, fuel cells, gas sensing, electronics and optics. Through frequent faculty and student exchange these international (Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea) research groups are already connected and are developing important insights into the creation of hybrid C-MEMS structures in which the carbon microstructure is determined by the microfabrication technique employed. The study of how catalysis, manufacturing method and precursor polymer influence the carbon microstructure is the topic of my talk. Bio Before joining UCI as the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA), Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California.  He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems (BIO-MEMS).  He is the author of several books in this burgeoning field he helped pioneer both in Academia and in Industry.  He founded several micromachining companies and has been on the board of many more.  Many of his colleagues became well know in their own right in academia and through successful MEMS start-ups.  Madou was the founder of the SRI International’s Microsensor Department, founder and President of Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University (Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering). The third edition of  “Fundamentals of Microfabrication,” an introduction to MEMS and NEMS, which has become known as the “bible” of micromachining, was published in July of last year (fundamentalsofmicrofabrication.wordpress.com). Dr. Madou currently leads UCI’s efforts in Advanced Manufacturing and in Educational Outreach in Advanced Manufacturing. Some of Dr. Madou’s recent research work involves artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery, a compact disc-based fluidic platform and carbon MEMS, the two latter fields were pioneered by Dr. Madou.  To find out more about those recent research projects, visit www.biomems.net.  At UCI Dr. Madou works on carbon-MEMS, a CD based fluidic platform, artificial muscle for responsive drug delivery and integrating fluidics with DNA arrays as well as researching label–free assays for the Molecular Diagnostics platform of the future.    Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: mmadou.eng.uci.edu

  • Feb 19: Peer Mentor Challenge

    Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 4 - 5:30 p.m. PST Date has changed to February 19! Pre-engineering students, you are encouraged to attend the Peer Mentor Challenge, where you can connect with students in your desired field and compete in a fun, friendly design competition. Learn more about Peer Mentors at http://www.engr.washington.edu/mentors. Campus location: Fluke Hall (FLK) Campus room: Rm 300 Event sponsors: UW Engineering Advising

  • Feb 19: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PST Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Feb 20: UX Speaker Series: Kevin Wick

    Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Kevin Wick Creative Director, Frog Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 24: MolES/Nano Seminar: Sam Lai, UNC

    Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PST Elucidating the biophysical and molecular interactions of pathogens and polymers with the immune system This presentation will explore our lab’s recent progress in elucidating (i) a novel and exceptionally potent mechanism of mucosal immunity based on transient antibody-mucin interactions, and (ii) the interactions between PEGylated nanoparticles and immune cells. More antibodies are secreted into mucus than either the blood or the lymph, yet the mechanisms by which antibodies can protect against pathogens in mucus are not fully understood. Using high resolution fluorescence microscopy, we reveal that the array of pathogen-bound antibodies can trap individual pathogens in the mucin matrix at subneutralizing antibody concentrations through N-glycans on the Fc-domain. The carefully tuned antibody-mucin affinity transforms the mucus gel into an effective adhesive barrier against a diverse array of viral and bacterial pathogens in vitro and in vivo. We are developing computational models to further reveal the dynamics of this ‘molecular shield’. Separately, we are exploring how the physicochemical properties of polymeric coatings on nanoparticles may Influence their interactions with immune cells and antibodies. Using nanoparticles with precisely tunable polymer grafting, we show that evading immune cell uptake and clearance in mice requires PEG grafting at densities substantially exceeding the minimum for polymer brush conformation. Samuel Lai Assistant Professor Eshelman School of Pharmacy (Molecular Pharmaceutics) Biomedical Engineering Member, Lineburger Cancer Center and Center for Infectious Disease University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hosted by Allan Hoffman Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend. More info: depts.washington.edu…

  • Feb 26: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PST Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Feb 27: UX Speaker Series: Joyce Paul Siamak

    Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Joyce Paul Siamak Artistic Director, Arpan Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 28: WiSE Conference - Dare to Be WiSE

    Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST The 2015 Women in Science & Engineering Conference Dare to Be WiSE The WiSE conference is a day devoted to celebrate women in engineering academics and careers. The day-long event offers educational and professional enrichment, bringing pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students together with faculty, administrators, and professional women. Attend workshops designed specifically for the high school, college/university student and professional engineers.   Network and meet with employers of engineering graduates, talk to friends and representatives from engineering and science departments and UW community.   Enjoy a catered lunch and plenty of time to network with employers, faculty and students. Event sponsors: Hosted by UW Engineering Student Academic Services with generous sponsorship from corporations and organizations. , For information about sponsoring WiSE, please contact Jenny Selby at jselby@uw.edu or (206) 543-0874. Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Mar 3: MolES Seminar: Ick Chan Kwon, Korea Inst. of Science & Tech.

    Tue Mar 3, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend.

  • Mar 5: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Mar 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PST Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Mar 6: UX Speaker Series: Nick Finck

    Fri Mar 6, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Mar. 6, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Nick Finck Head of User Experience, Amazon Web Services Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Mar 10: Technology Management MBA Online Information Session

    Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Online Webinar Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, 12 - 12:30 p.m. PDT The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this 30 minute online Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.  Spouses and guests are always welcome. Please Register HereAbout TMMBA The 18-month TMMBA Program is one of three options for working professionals who want to earn an MBA through the Foster School of Business. Designed for people who are passionate about technology and entrepreneurism, the program offers a comprehensive business management curriculum with an emphasis on innovation and leadership. Modeled on an Executive MBA format, students benefit from a full range of support and services. Classes take place at the Eastside Executive Center in Kirkland, where TMMBA students learn from UW Foster faculty who are thought leaders in their fields. Earning a Foster MBA from the TMMBA Program, you’ll learn alongside talented peers and join an extensive network of high-caliber professionals and innovators from around the world. Event sponsors: TMMBA Program, ​tmmba@uw.edu More info: foster.hobsonsradius.com…

  • Mar 10: MolES Seminar: Luis Campos, Columbia University

    Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, 3 - 4 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 075 Event sponsors: The weekly seminar series organized by Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute provides a forum for bringing national and international leaders in nanoscale science and technology to campus, and for graduate students enrolled in our Dual Ph.D. program in Nanotechnology to present their research. The campus and public are welcome to attend.

  • Mar 12: Business Plan Practicum Resource Nights

    Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm | Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015, 6 - 7:50 p.m. PDT Business Plan Competition/Environmental Innovation Challenge (BPC/EIC) Resource Nights, offered throughout winter quarter by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, bring in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of new venture creation, encompassing topics such as idea generation, the business plan, financials for start-ups, legal issues, bootstrapping your start-up, and how to pitch to investors. Attending BPC/EIC Resource Nights is a great way to prepare for the Business Plan Competition, the Environmental Innovation Challenge, and beyond. Resource Nights are open to all students and the public. Class lectures are recorded and can be watched live. A link to the MediaSite recording is posted to the class schedule website each Thursday; each session will be available to watch throughout winter and spring quarter. Campus location: Dempsey Hall (DEM) Campus room: 104 Event sponsors: Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Mar 13: UX Speaker Series: Sarah Zuberec

    Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Mar. 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT Sarah Zuberec Lecturer, University of Washington Please join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) for a 10-week seminar this winter on user experience (UX), as industry experts speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Learn more: hcde.uw.edu… Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering  More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Apr 2: UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Thu Apr 2, 2015 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Seattle Center Exhibition Hall301 Mercer St, under the Pacific NW Ballet Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, 1 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.foster.washington.edu…

  • Apr 9: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Henry Snaith, University of Oxford Department of Physics

    Thu Apr 9, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Campus room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • Apr 23: CEI Seminar: Ross Baldick, U of Texas

    Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Campus room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • Apr 24: Engineering Discovery Days - 4th - 8th grade

    Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Friday, Apr. 24, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT 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. While both Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 are free and open to everyone, Friday's presentations are directed more for 4th-8th grade students. Large groups needing parking for buses should register in advance.  All attendees can check in in front of Loew Hall. Exhibits are located throughout UW Engineering buildings and on lawns. While food is available for purchase on campus, to make the most of your time, we suggest you pack lunch. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Event sponsors: UW Engineering Student Academic Services Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Apr 25: Engineering Discovery Days - High Schoolers

    Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT 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. While both Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 are free and open to everyone, Saturday's presentations are directed more for high school students considering applying to UW.  Large groups needing parking for buses should register in advance.  All attendees can check in in front of Loew Hall. Exhibits are located throughout UW Engineering buildings and on lawns. While food is available for purchase on campus, to make the most of your time, we suggest you pack lunch. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Event sponsors: UW Engineering Student Academic Services Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • May 2: WiSE Orientation for newly admitted pre-engineering women

    Sat May 2, 2015 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT A  Women in Engineering orientation for women newly admitted as first-year pre-engineering majors. Event sponsors: UW Women in Science & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • May 21: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Ronald L. Litzinger, President, Southern California Edison

    Thu May 21, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 21, 2015, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT The Clean Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Seminar Series was established to bring distinguished leaders in the field of clean energy to campus to present their research and meet students, postdocs, and faculty from departments across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and the Environment. CEI seminars take place regularly throughout the quarter on Thursday afternoons. Bio: Ronald L. Litzinger is president of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric utilities that safely provides reliable and affordable electricity to nearly 5 million customers in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Litzinger became president in January 2011. From 2008 to 2010, Litzinger was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Group (EMG), the competitive power generation business of Edison International. EMG is the parent company of Edison Mission Energy (EME) and Edison Capital. Litzinger joined Edison as an engineer at SCE in 1986 and since has served in a variety of capacities throughout Edison International’s companies. He moved to EME in 1995 and was named vice president there in 1998. From 1999 to 2002, he served as EME’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and as senior vice president and chief technical officer in 2002. In 2004, he was named vice president of Strategic Planning for Edison International and the following year, he was named senior vice president for SCE’s Transmission and Distribution Business Unit. Before joining Edison, Litzinger was an engineer for Texaco subsidiaries. Litzinger serves on the Board of Directors of AEGIS (Associate Electric & Gas Insurance Services Limited). He is on the Board of the CalChamber (California Chamber of Commerce) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and is a member of the Visiting Committee at the University of Washington’s College of Engineering. Litzinger earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in management from the University of Redlands. Campus room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • May 25: Memorial Day (no classes)

    Mon May 25, 2015 12:00 am | Monday, May 25, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Spring