Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Oct 2: GeekWire Summit

    Thu Oct 2, 2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Avenue • Seattle, WA 98101 Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT The GeekWire Summit is the premier technology conference in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together engineers, entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conversation about the future of business and technology. Now in its third year, this year’s full-day** Summit will draw hundreds of attendees and speakers from a variety of industries. LIMITED ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. ** When registering, specific times and details. More info: www.geekwire.com…

  • Oct 6: HCDE Master's Info Session

    Mon Oct 6, 2014 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) to learn more about the HCDE Master's degree. All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 420, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Learn more and apply at hcde.uw.edu/ms. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 420 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 8: MolES Seminar: Joachim Spatz

    Wed Oct 8, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Synthetic Assembly and Control of Cell FunctionsJoachim Spatz, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent SystemsBio: Joachim P. Spatz joined the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as a Director for the Dept. of New Materials and Biosystems in 2004 (former MPI for Metals Research). From this time on he is also a Full Professor at the University of Heidelberg and head of the Dept. of Biophysical Chemistry. He was an Associated Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg from 2000-2004. From 1999-2000 he received his habilitation in Physics at the University of Ulm. He was a PostDoc in the group of Professor Jacques Prost at the Institut Curie, Paris, in 1997 and 1998. He received his Diploma in Physics (1994) and his Ph.D. in Physics (1996) from the University of Ulm under the supervision of Prof. Möller (now at DWI & RWTH Aachen). Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson 102 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: www.is.mpg.de…

  • Oct 8: HCDE Speaker: Rumors on Social Media after Disasters

    Wed Oct 8, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT Social media use is becoming an established feature of disaster response. People, including emergency responders and affected individuals, are increasingly turning to available platforms to seek and share information during major events like natural disasters, extreme weather events and political uprisings. These new information-sharing behaviors are accompanied by new opportunities for disaster response, as well as new challenges, including the rapid spread of misinformation. This talk provides some background on crisis informatics, an emerging field of research that examines information communication technology (ICT) use during disaster events, and then shifts to focus specifically on how rumors spread online after disaster events—and how the online crowd "works" to challenge and correct misinformation. About the Speaker Kate Starbird is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and Director of the Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation Laboratory. The emCOMP Lab examines the dynamics of and applications for massive interaction facilitated by social media and other online platforms. The lab also considers how connected, collective intelligence manifests and can be supported within contexts of emergency and humanitarian response, political disruption, and other events of large-scale interest. Starbird received her PhD in 2012 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Among her accomplishments, Starbird co-created "Tweak the Tweet," utilizing the Twitter platform as a two-way communication method to get on-the-ground help where it is most needed. This was first deployed just in time for the Haiti earthquake disaster. Starbird is the Principal Investigator (PI) for a National Science Foundation (NSF) two-year grant for the project, "Detecting Misinformation Flows in Social Media Spaces During Crisis Events." See the Speaker Series lineup at hcde.uw.edu/current-issues-in-hcde Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 9: MolES Seminar: Special Date and Time: Peer Fischer, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart

    Thu Oct 9, 2014 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. PDT 3D hybrid nanostructures and nanorobot propulsion in biological fluidsPeer Fischer, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart  Bio: Peer Fischer is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and he heads the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart. Peer Fischer received a BSc. degree in Physics from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He was a visiting scientist at the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy in Florence (LENS) and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, before joining the Rowland Institute at Harvard. At Harvard he held a Rowland Junior Research Fellowship and directed an interdisciplinary research lab for five years. In 2011 he moved his lab to the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, where he is an independent, tenured PI Campus location: Molecular Engineering (MOL) Campus room: MolES 315 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: www.is.mpg.de…

  • Oct 9: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: John Lemmon, Program Director ARPA-E

    Thu Oct 9, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Dr. John Lemmon currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes energy conversion and storage systems. Lemmon is on assignment from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where he is a Chief Scientist in the Energy Materials Laboratory. At PNNL Lemmon has studied the materials science and electrochemical properties of several battery chemistries including Li-ion, Li, Na, organic, and capacitor-based systems. His focus has been on enabling energy storage for both transportation and grid applications while incorporating techo-economic models to down-select technologies. Lemmon has also developed materials programs in thin-film photovoltaics focused on increased performance and cost reduction. Prior to moving to PNNL Lemmon was a Senior Staff Scientist at General Electric’s Global Research Center and lead singer in the GRC inspired rock band “Global Indecision” for 13 years. At GE-GRC Lemmon played an integral role in developing several combinatorial-based programs including heterogeneous catalysis and materials for energy conversion and storage that has led to over 30 US granted patents. More recently, Lemmon participated in GE's development of energy storage technologies. Dr. Lemmon received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado and his Ph.D. from Oregon State University, where he completed his thesis on materials for lithium-ion batteries. About the CEI Seminar Series: 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

  • Oct 9: Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement

    Thu Oct 9, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Varsity Theater4329 University Way N.E. Seattle, WA 98105 Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, 7 - 9 p.m. PDT From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there. This film screening is part of Disability Awareness Month. Ticket sales will support neuroethics research at our center. UW Professor Sara Goering will lead a post-film discussion. Tickets are $5 for students with ID, and $10 for all others.  Purchase tickets now: fixedseattle.brownpapertickets.com fixedseattle.bpt.me Event sponsors: Sponsored by the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: www.fixedthemovie.com

  • Oct 10: BioE seminar: Jun Wang

    Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT Nanomedicine-Mediated Cancer Stem Cell Therapy Jun Wang, School of Life Sciences and Medical Center, University of Science and Technology of China Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also called tumor-initiating cells or cancer stem-like cells, are known to be resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, associated with tumor metastasis and recurrence after treatments, which attracts increasing attentions by developing advanced therapeutic methods in recent years. The possible therapeutic strategies that can eliminate CSCs generally include inhibiting their self-renewal pathway, differentiating CSCs, or targeting the CSCs niche. Practically, delivery of drug into the rare population of CSCs in tumor tissue is still challenging. Herein, we introduce nanomedicine-mediated therapy for eliminating both bulk tumor cells and rare CSCs. It is demonstrated that nanomedicine can mediate potent drug delivery to breast CSCs, reducing their cancer initiation activity, while simultaneous delivery of therapeutic drug with all-trans-retinoic acid with nanoparticles to both bulk tumor cells and breast CSCs prodigiously enhances the suppression of tumor growth and reduce the breast CSCs population with a synergistic manner. In addition, strategy through targeting GLUT3 with nanomedicine to inhibit the self-renew of glioma stem cells in glucose restricted environment will be introduced. Bio Dr. Jun Wang is a professor of Life Sciences and Polymer Chemistry of University of Science and Technology of China, an adjunct professor of Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Hefei Research Center of Physical Sciences of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the CAS Key Laboratory of Innate Immunity and Chronic Disease. He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Cell Biology in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics in 1999 from Wuhan University, China. From 1999 to 2004, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins Singapore and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 2004, he joined the faculty of University of Science and Technology of China. His main research interests cover novel biomaterials and nanomedicine. He published 117 peer-reviewed papers. Currently, he has been served as an Editorial Board Member of Biomaterials Science (2012~) and Acta Biomaterialia (2014~), a member of Chinese Society for Biomaterials. In 2013, he received the First prize of Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education of China. He was selected as the awardee of “One Hundred Talents” of Chinese Academy of Science in 2005 and “National high-level personnel of special support program” in 2013. He received “Outstanding Young Scholar Award” of National Science Foundation of China in 2011. Campus location: William H. Foege Bioengineering (BIOE) Campus room: N130 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.

  • Oct 10: CSNE Hackathon

    Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:00 pm | Russell Building1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 204Seattle, WA 98105 Friday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m. - Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, 5 p.m. PDT The CSNE Hackathon is a weekend-long event where teams of students work together to apply principles of sensorimotor neural engineering to create novel technology on an accelerated time scale. Each team will be provided with an array of technologies and their own PC to work on the project. At the conclusion of the Hackathon, teams will present their project prototypes to a panel of judges and members of the CSNE community. Event sponsors: This event is sponsored by the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: csne-erc.org

  • Oct 13: MolES Seminar: Aliriza Nojeh, University of British Columbia

    Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PDT Dimensionality, feedback, and carbon nanotube photo-thermionics for energy conversion: old concepts in a new light Alireza Nojeh, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada When a beam of light strikes a bulk conductor, the heat generated at the point of incidence dissipates into a wide area; no significant temperature increase takes place unless a very high optical intensity is used. I will discuss how the situation is drastically different in carbon nanotube forests: although they are understood to be good conductors, surprisingly, the heat generated in them can remain localized to the illuminated spot. We explain this “Heat Trap” effect based on the quasi-one-dimensional nature of heat transfer and the strong temperature dependence of thermal conductivity in these materials, and we have seen that this could, in fact, be not limited to nanotubes, but a property of one-dimensional systems in general. Why does this matter? Consider the conversion of light or heat to electricity, where the absorption of photons, the blockade of phonons, and the release of electrons are of fundamental importance. We will see that carbon nanotubes seem to have much to offer on all these fronts. For example, one way to harvest solar energy is through the photovoltaic effect. But another mechanism, that of thermionic emission of electrons from a hot cathode and their collection by a cold anode in vacuum, has also been known for decades, with advantages such as inherent simplicity, robustness, and high current/power density. However, heating a bulk cathode to thermionic emission temperatures using sunlight is a fundamental challenge, requiring impractically high intensities, achievable only by using large sunlight collection/focusing and complex thermal isolation infrastructure. On the other hand, the Heat Trap effect allows the efficient heating of nanotube cathodes to very high temperatures using a low-power beam of light, thus enabling simple and compact solar thermionic devices. We will also see that the implications of this effect go beyond energy conversion and involve multi-photon photo-thermionics, vacuum electronics and phononics. On more thought, we are using the same good old (sun)light, and it is the phenomena observed that are new and enabled only by nanostructures. So, perhaps I should change the title to “new concepts in an old light”! Speaker biography: Alireza Nojeh received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology. His work there focused on optoelectronic modulators based on interface charge layers. He then obtained a DEA in electronics/optoelectronics at the University of Paris XI - Orsay, where he worked on high electron mobility transistors, and a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University (2006), where he worked on carbon nanotubes, focusing on nanoscale electron emitters. He then joined the University of British Columbia, where he is currently an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. His research interests are still in nanotechnology, in particular in carbon nanotube devices; interaction of light with nanostructures; electron sources, vacuum electronics and electron microscopy; solid-state electronics; micro/nanofabrication; and modeling and simulation of nanoscale structures. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 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.

  • Oct 15: HCDE Speaker: Hearts & Minds of Data Science

    Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 15: Women in STEM: WiSE Lecture

    Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PDT 2014 Women in Science and Engineering Fall LectureOne woman's journey in engineering and science: A report from the front lines Featuring Blythe Towal, Engineer and scientist Noted Forbes Science & Healthcare 30 Under 30 2011 L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow Registration is free, but required! Register now. Dr. Towal shares her journey to become a nationally recognized engineer and scientist and her observations of how the working environment is evolving and improving for women in STEM.  Dr. Towal has worked in government labs, universities, research institutes, and industry. She has built robots, studied how rats use whiskers to sense their environment, modeled the human visual system, and developed industry-leading applications of biologically inspired computation. Dr. Towal is looking forward to answering questions at the lecture. Attendees are invited to submit questions in advance. Reception immediately following lecture. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 340 Event sponsors: UW WiSE and Qualcomm More info: bit.ly…

  • Oct 15: Lecture: Engineering a Broken Heart

    Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 7 - 8:30 p.m. PDT Join us for the first night of the 2014 Engineering Lecture SeriesEngineering the Heart: From Cell Therapy to Computer Technology Speaker: Charles Murry, Professor of Pathology, Cardiology and Bioengineering The heart is a miraculous muscle. Yet every year for over one million people this vital organ quits. Heart muscle damage, most commonly caused by a heart attack, can lead to heart failure when the organ forms scar tissue rather than growing new muscle tissue. UW researchers, led by bioengineer and physician Charles Murry, are merging engineering technology, stem cells and medicine to regenerate heart muscle. The team recently published a significant breakthrough that brings us closer to addressing our nation and world’s top public health concern. Join us to learn how this treatment may save lives within the decade. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 120 Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering and UW Alumni Association Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: engage.washington.edu…

  • Oct 20: SEBA Science & Engineering Career Fair (HUB)

    Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 12 - 5 p.m. PDT Science & Engineering Career Fair The University of Washington Science & Engineering Career Fair is geared towards uniting science and engineering students and the continually growing number of companies in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. We pride ourselves on bringing high caliber Husky students and businesses together. Show up and talk with companies looking to hire full time, internships, and co-ops! Date: October 20th, 2014 Time: 12-5pm Location: Husky Union Building (H.U.B.), University of Washington campus Locate booth number and location of attending companies based on your interest. Visit our mobile website at uwsebacareerfair.com Check out the companies attending the Career Fair this year! Add your resume book to the Career Center online Resume Book to maximize your exposure to employers! Instructions for adding your resume to the UW 2014 Science & Engineering Career Fair Resume Book 1)      Make sure that you have a resume ready to upload. 2)      Login to your HuskyJobs account at www.huskyjobs.washington.edu/students/ Your username is your UWNetID at uw.edu email example: jdow@uw.edu If you do not know your password, use the “forgot password” tab. 3)      If it is your first time in HuskyJobs, complete your student profile. 4)      Upload your resume into your HuskyJobs account, under the “my documents” tab. 5)      Submit your resume to the 2014 Science & Engineering Career Fair Resume Book. Staying on the “my documents” page, look for the Opt-in Resume Book tab, you will see a list of all your available uploaded documents. Locate the resume that you want to submit, and click on the “Select Resume Books” icon that appears beneath it Checkmark to indicate the 2014 Science & Engineering Career Fair Resume Book. Submit your resume. 6)      Log out, or spend some time exploring HuskyJobs. Year round, HuskyJobs is the place to go to find great jobs or internships! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) More info: uwseba.com…

  • Oct 20: SEBA Career Fair

    Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 12 - 5 p.m. PDT Science & Engineering Career Fair The University of Washington Science & Engineering Career Fair is geared towards uniting science and engineering students and the continually growing number of companies in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation. We pride ourselves on bringing high caliber Husky students and businesses together. Show up and talk with companies looking to hire full time, internships, and co-ops! Date: October 20th, 2014 Time: 12-5pm Location: Husky Union Building (H.U.B.), University of Washington campus Locate booth number and location of attending companies based on your interest. Visit our mobile website at uwsebacareerfair.com Check out the companies attending the Career Fair this year! Add your resume book to the Career Center online Resume Book to maximize your exposure to employers! Instructions for adding your resume to the UW 2014 Science & Engineering Career Fair Resume Book 1)      Make sure that you have a resume ready to upload. 2)      Login to your HuskyJobs account at www.huskyjobs.washington.edu/students/ Your username is your UWNetID at uw.edu email example: jdow@uw.edu If you do not know your password, use the “forgot password” tab. 3)      If it is your first time in HuskyJobs, complete your student profile. 4)      Upload your resume into your HuskyJobs account, under the “my documents” tab. 5)      Submit your resume to the 2014 Science & Engineering Career Fair Resume Book. Staying on the “my documents” page, look for the Opt-in Resume Book tab, you will see a list of all your available uploaded documents. Locate the resume that you want to submit, and click on the “Select Resume Books” icon that appears beneath it Checkmark to indicate the 2014 Science & Engineering Career Fair Resume Book. Submit your resume. 6)      Log out, or spend some time exploring HuskyJobs. Year round, HuskyJobs is the place to go to find great jobs or internships! Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) More info: uwseba.com…

  • Oct 20: MolES seminar: Benjamin Wiley, Duke

    Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PDT Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 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.

  • Oct 20: The 2014-2015 Dean W. Lytle Lecture Series

    Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT Mobile Wireless Technology: Past, Present and Future Revolutionizing high-speed wireless systems with the development of MIMO antennas, Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Paulraj, Stanford University, presents: Evolution of Mobile Air Interface Technology With nearly seven billion subscribers and the proliferation of smart phones, the impact of mobile wireless technology is both universal and transformative. This talk is a personal perspective of the evolution of mobile air interface technology and the underlying regulatory, competitive and commercial factors that shaped its evolution. The talk will outline the story behind the advent of TDMA, the rise of CDMA, the transition to MIMO-OFDMA, and what may be coming next. Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: 125 More info: www.ee.washington.edu…

  • Oct 20: Central Intelligence Agency - Information Session (EEB 303)

    Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 5:30 - 7 p.m. PDT Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: 303

  • Oct 21: The 2014-2015 Dean W. Lytle Lecture Series

    Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT Mobile Wireless Technology: Past, Present and Future Revolutionizing high-speed wireless systems with the development of MIMO antennas, Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Paulraj, Stanford University, presents: Road to 5G Technical Colloquium This talk describes some of the drivers for 5G mobile standards and the different solutions being considered. In particular, massive MIMO in the millimetric band is discussed. While this promises significant increases in data rate and spectral efficiency, there are a number of propagation-related challenges such as absorption loss in heavy precipitation and foliage and strong shadowing. A number of approaches to deal with these issues will be discussed. Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: 105 More info: www.ee.washington.edu…

  • Oct 21: Cisco - Information Session (EEB 303)

    Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 5:30 - 7 p.m. PDT Campus location: Electrical Engineering Building (EE1) Campus room: 303

  • Oct 22: HCDE Speaker: More Value from Personal Informatics Data

    Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT We have entered the age of personal informatics, with connected devices and mobile applications that enable people to track a variety information. Health and wellness data is one of the most commonly tracked data types; over 69% of United States adults currently track a health factor, with 14% using technology to so do (Pew). These numbers will continue to rise, as new sensing removes barriers to long-term, ubiquitous personal monitoring. Less clear, however, how much value people gain from these additional tracking abilities. More data creates more opportunities for understanding one’s behavior or symptoms, the factors which influence it, and opportunities for improvement. Review of this data to produce actionable information, however, can be challenging for individual trackers, the support networks with whom they share it, and their medical team. In this talk, I will discuss early efforts and challenges to helping people gain more value from their personal informatics data, both individually and in collaboration with others. About the Speaker Sean Munson is an Assistant Professor at the UW's Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering and a member of the dub group. He studies the use of software to support behavior changes. His work primarily focuses on the domains of political news and opinion access and health and wellness. Sean completed a BS in Engineering with a concentration in Systems Design at Olin College in 2006 and his PhD at the University of Michigan's School of Information in 2012. He has been a political blogger and, while working at Boeing, designed concepts for future passenger airplane interiors. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 23: CSE Industry Affiliates Recruiting Event (Paul G. Allen Center, Atrium)

    Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 12 - 1 p.m. PDT Computer Science & Engineering Industry Affiliates recruiting fair for UW Seattle CSE students:  www.cs.washington.edu… Campus location: Paul G. Allen Center For Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Campus room: Atrium More info: www.cs.washington.edu…

  • Oct 23: CSE Industry Affiliates Recruiting

    Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 12 - 1 p.m. PDT Computer Science & Engineering Industry Affiliates recruiting fair for UW Seattle CSE students:  www.cs.washington.edu… Campus location: Paul G. Allen Center For Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Campus room: Atrium More info: www.cs.washington.edu…

  • Oct 24: WiSE Welcome - Fall Welcome Event

    Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 4 - 6 p.m. PDT The WISE Advisory Board, COE women faculty, industry friends, and alums welcome our future women engineers. This gathering offers an opportunity for many of our local resident incoming first-years and/or transfer engineering women scholars to come together. Join us and mix it up as you begin a new informational network, share experiences, learn about resources, and meet new friends. We introduce you to a collaborative academic and social environment to help navigate the pathway of engineering education at the UW. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: 145 Event sponsors: UW Women in Science & Engineering Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Oct 29: HCDE Speaker: Reflection in Engineering Education

    Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PDT Reflecting, or exploring the meaning of experiences and the consequences of the meanings for future action, is a form of thinking that warrants greater attention.  Reflection can be a means to improve performance, achieve goals, and even grapple with what one scholar (Robert Kegan) calls “the mental demands of modern life.” In this talk, Dr. Turns will discuss efforts to operationalize, understand, and support reflection.  As part of this, she will describe the activities of the recently funded Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education (a consortium of twelve higher education institutions).   She will also focus on how reflection connects to human centered design and HCI, and particularly the design opportunities that are related to reflection. About the Speaker Jennifer Turns is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and Director of the Laboratory for Human Centered Engineering Education. She researches the intersection of engineering education, cognitive/learning sciences, and user-centered design. Her engineering education work has focused on engineering design learning, knowledge integration, and disciplinary understanding, and has involved the use of a wide variety of research methods including verbal protocol analysis, concept mapping, and ethnography. Turns' ground-breaking research makes her one of the most highly- respected specialists in the engineering education field. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Oct 30: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Cody Schlenker, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Washington

    Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 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

  • Nov 3: MolES seminar: Junghae Suh, Rice

    Mon Nov 3, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 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.

  • Nov 3: Human Centered Design & Engineering Master's Info Session

    Mon Nov 3, 2014 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST Join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) to learn more about the HCDE Master's degree. All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 420, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Learn more and apply at hcde.uw.edu/ms. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 420 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Nov 4: Shobe Prize info session: quick pitches

    Tue Nov 4, 2014 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m. PST Learn how to put together a quick pitch for your tech or design idea for the Shobe Prize competition.  Each team must have at least one matriculated student (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled in any of the UW departments involved in dub (dub.washington.edu). Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: HCDE Design Lab (Sieg 233) Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) More info: www.hcde.washington.edu…

  • Nov 4: Lecture: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health

    Tue Nov 4, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 7 - 8:30 p.m. PST Join us for the second night of the 2014 Engineering Lecture SeriesGet a Grip: Cell Biomechanics in Cardiovascular Health Speakers: Nate Sniadecki, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Nathan White, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Our cardiovascular system depends on active cells that stretch, contract and twitch to keep our bodies healthy. These cells create blood clots when we have an injury to prevent blood loss and help pump blood through our bodies during exercise. By studying the biomechanics of these cells, mechanical engineers and physicians at the UW are finding lifesaving solutions that improve blood clotting to help us heal from traumatic injuries. Come hear how their work is changing medicine at a cellular level. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 120 Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering and UW Alumni Association Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: engage.washington.edu…

  • Nov 5: Beyond Designing Systems for Users with Mark Haselkorn

    Wed Nov 5, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PST One of the most compelling directions for Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) focuses on facilitating complex communities in the organization and use of their information sharing environment.  Co-designing this system of systems with a vast and diverse array of stakeholders requires HCDEers to exercise skills and engage in roles that expand beyond the skillset and roles often associated with interface and system design.  Examples from the ongoing Maritime Operations Information Sharing Analysis (MOISA) project are used to explore this exciting and rapidly evolving area of HCDE. About the Speaker Mark Haselkorn is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Haselkorn leads University of Washington (UW) partnerships in the National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making in Healthcare, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as well as the Center of Excellence on Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments, funded by the Department of Homeland Security. He is Director of the Pacific Rim Visualization and Analytics Center, which has the mission of advancing visual analytics for the enhancement of distributed, collaborative cognition and decision-making for public safety and security. He also founded and directs the UW’s Interdisciplinary Program on Humanitarian Relief, a cross-campus program of research and education that works with the international humanitarian sector to improve logistics and service systems. In this area, one of Haselkorn’s current PhD students, Robin Mays, has received a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2012–2016). Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Nov 6: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Venkat Subramanian, Associate Professor Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

    Thu Nov 6, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 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 room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • Nov 10: MolES seminar: Matthew Bush, UW Chemistry

    Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) 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.

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

    Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:00 am | Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 University holiday, no classes Year: 2014 Quarter: Autumn

  • Nov 12: Designing Tailored Motivators with Gary Hsieh

    Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PST Designing effective incentives is a challenge across many domains, from attracting technology users to nudging behavior change to compensating study participants. Unfortunately, current designs often employ a one-incentive-fits-all approach, assuming that one single reward would work sufficiently for everyone. This overlooks the fact that people are heterogenously motivated; people do not all hold the same values and have the same needs. A single reward, therefore, may not appeal to everyone, and it could also undermine diversity by attracting only certain types of people to participate. An alternative design is to offer individually tailored motivators. While this idea works well in theory, there are many unanswered research questions for this approach to be a viable option. What motivators should we use? Under what circumstances should we use these motivators? How do we design these systems to provide sufficient user control. In this talk, Hsieh will discuss early efforts and challenges in developing tailored motivators. About the Speaker Gary Hsieh is an Assistant Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. His research focuses on studying, designing, and developing technologies that enable people to interact in ways that are efficient and welfare-improving. He was previously an Assistant Professor in Communication and Information Studies at Michigan State University and has conducted research at multiple industry research labs, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, and Fuji-Xerox. He received his PhD from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award. Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Nov 13: Fall All-college Meeting

    Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. PST Agenda coming soon. Reception follows. Campus room: HUB 250 Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering

  • Nov 18: Lecture: Wireless Power for Implantable Devices

    Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, 7 - 8:30 p.m. PST Join us for the third night of the 2014 Engineering Lecture SeriesCutting the Cord: Wireless Power for Implantable Devices Speaker: Joshua Smith, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering You or someone you know may rely on a cardiac pacemaker, heart pump or other implantable device. Powering these common medical devices is challenging. Existing approaches include batteries that must be surgically replaced every few years and cables extending out of the body, which can attract infection. It is becoming increasingly feasible to use wireless signals from a source placed in clothing or furniture—and perhaps even from cellular and television signal towers—to power implanted devices. Learn about emerging wireless technologies that may impact the quality of life for many individuals. Campus location: Kane Hall (KNE) Campus room: 120 Event sponsors: UW College of Engineering and UW Alumni Association Facebook: www.facebook.com… Twitter: twitter.com… More info: engage.washington.edu…

  • Nov 19: Wayfaring and Wandering in a Digital Age with Daniela Rosner

    Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PST The Hearts and Minds of Data Science Daniela Rosner, HCDE Assistant Professor November 19, 2014 4:30–5:20 p.m. Mary Gates Hall (MGH), room 241 Learn more at hcde.uw.edu/current-issues-in-hcde Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Nov 24: MolES seminar: Cole DeForest, UW ChemE

    Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PST Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 102 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.

  • Nov 27: Thanksgiving (no classes)

    Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:00 am | Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 University holiday, no classes Year: 2014 Quarter: Autumn

  • Dec 1: Human Centered Design & Engineering Master's Info Session

    Mon Dec 1, 2014 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. PST Join the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) to learn more about the HCDE Master's degree. All sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 420, on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Learn more and apply at hcde.uw.edu/ms. Campus location: Sieg Hall (SIG) Campus room: 420 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Dec 3: Designing Technology to Support Self-Experimentation for Health with Julie Kientz

    Wed Dec 3, 2014 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. PST Designing Technology to Support Self-Experimentation for Health Julie Kientz, HCDE Associate Professor December 3, 2014 4:30–5:20 p.m. Mary Gates Hall (MGH), room 241 Learn more at hcde.uw.edu/current-issues-in-hcde Campus location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Campus room: 241 Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Dec 25: Christmas (no classes)

    Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:00 am | Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 University holiday, no classes Year: 2014 Quarter: Autumn

  • Jan 1: New Year's Day (no classes)

    Thu Jan 1, 2015 12:00 am | Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Winter

  • Jan 15: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Bruce Dunn, Professor of Materials Science, UCLA

    Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Jan. 15, 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 room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • Jan 19: Martin Luther King Day (no classes)

    Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:00 am | Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 University holiday, no classes Year: 2015 Quarter: Winter

  • Jan 21: CEE Career Fair

    Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, 1 - 4 p.m. PST The CEE Career Fair attracts hundreds of CEE  grad and undergrad students as well as pre-engineering students from the College of Engineering.   Students’ interests range from “general civil engineering” to specific areas of engineering emphasis covered by the Department, including construction, transportation, geotechnical, structural, water resources/ hydrology/fluid mechanics, and environmental engineering. Students: The CEE Career Fair is open to all students.  Registration is not required. Employers Register now. A late registration fee of $15 applies after January 7, 2015. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: North Ballroom Event sponsors: UW Civil & Environmental Engineering More info: www.ce.washington.edu…

  • Jan 21: Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) Career Fair (HUB, South Ballroom)

    Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, 1 - 4 p.m. PST The goal of the CEE Career Fair is to connect students and employers who are interested in civil and environmental engineering.   Typically, hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students attend.   Students’ interests range from “general civil” to specific areas of engineering emphasis covered by the Department including construction, transportation, geotechnical, structural, hydrology/hydrodynamics, and environmental engineering.  For more information and to register online, visit: www.ce.washington.edu…. Also, join us for the Chair’s Happy Hour Reception for employer reps and alumni following the fair.  As is now the tradition, the Chair, Greg Miller, hosts a Happy Hour Reception for attending employer reps and alumni from 4 to 6pm.  Employer reps and alumni are invited to the reception for refreshments, the Chair’s welcome and the State of the Department overview, and to meet and mingle with faculty and other industry reps. Register early for the CEE Career Fair.  Space is limited.  Late registration fee applies after January 7, 2015. If you have any questions, please feel to contact us at ceadvice@uw.edu. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: South Ballroom

  • Jan 29: CEI Interdisciplinary Seminar: Antonio Jesus Conejo Navarro, Professor of Integrated Systems Engineering, Ohio State

    Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Jan. 29, 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 room: TBD Event sponsors: UW Clean Energy Institute

  • 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…