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  • Feb 12: UX Speaker Series: Jonathan Grudin, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

    Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb 12, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. February 12When has a UX Project Succeeded? Jonathan Grudin, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research From an academic perspective, a project has succeeded when we learn something concrete, or perhaps when we get a published paper that is cited. When a goal is to influence a product or its use, a successful outcome can be more difficult to assess. The number of success criteria have grown over time. In this talk, Jonathan Grudin will review his three favorite projects of the past ten years. All had directly applied goals; all succeeded in some respects and not in others. The projects were a ‘serious game’ designed to aid engineers and consultants, an email management tool that automatically deletes messages after a specified time, and a tool to support K-12 education at a time of disruptive change. About Jonathan As a principal researcher in the Natural Interaction group at Microsoft Research, Jonathan has collaborated and published papers with UX researchers in product development groups as much as he has with researchers. Areas he has worked in at Microsoft include the design and assessment of streaming media prototypes (on which he worked with HCDE's Elizabeth Sanocki!), persona use in design, enterprise uses of social media, and the history of human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jonathan was Professor of Information and Computer Science at UC Irvine. His PhD is in cognitive psychology, working with Don Norman at UC San Diego. He has also worked in government and industry as a developer and as a researcher. He is a member of the CHI Academy and an ACM Fellow. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 15: President's Day (no classes)

    Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, Feb 15, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Winter Event types: Academics

  • Feb 16: MolES Seminar: Kai-Mei Fu (UW)

    Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. PST An unbleachable, nanoscale alignment sensor based on magnetic nanoparticles and diamond magnetometry Over the last five years, our laboratory (and others) have demonstrated that the diamond nitrogen-vacancy center is a versatile magnetometer at room temperature. The unique capabilities of our technology, which combines nanoscale magnetic particles with a diamond-based imaging magnetometer, offer the potential for novel biological assays which can probe molecular-scale positions and orientation dynamics one molecule at a time.  I will present preliminary data on a single-molecule application to a biophysical system: DNA looping. These experiments have the potential to give new insights into the role of transcription-factor conformational dynamics in gene regulation. This work was supported by a MolES Partnership Grant.   Bio Kai-Mei Fu received her A.B. in Physics from Princeton University in 2000 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2003 and 2007, respectively. She worked as a research associate at HP Labs, Palo Alto from 2007-2011 before joining the faculty at the University of Washington with a joint position in Physics and Electrical Engineering. Her research focuses on understanding and engineering the quantum properties of point defects in crystals for quantum information and sensing applications.  She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Cottrell Scholar Award, and the UW College of Engineering Junior Faculty Award. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 175 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: sharepoint.washington.edu…

  • Feb 18: Internship Fair

    Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 2 - 6 p.m. PST Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballrooms Event types: Special Events More info: careers.washington.edu

  • Feb 18: Internship Fair

    Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Thursday, Feb 18, 2016, 2 - 6 p.m. PST Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: Ballrooms Event types: Special Events More info: careers.washington.edu

  • Feb 19: UX Speaker Series: Ha Phan, Lead UX Designer, GoPro

    Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb 19, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. February 19 Bridging Digital and Physical Experiences Ha Phan // Lead UX Designer, GoPro This presentation will discuss GoPro's core product principles and how it impacts the user journey from capture to playback. Key differences between designing for experiences in the physical world vs digital or onscreen experiences will be explored. Ha will also explain UX's ever changing role in problem definition and the use of conceptual research to drive innovation and product strategy. About Ha Phan Ha Phan is currently a Lead UX Designer at GoPro, where she leads several blue-sky software storytelling products.  She was formerly VP of Design at Porch.com, a speaker at UX Strategy Summit, and coach at Startup Weekend San Diego. An award winning designer whose work has won Webbys, Ha has consulted for brands such as NPR Music, KCRW, Life Technologies, and Fox. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 22: MSE 520 Seminar: Prof. Cagri A. Savran

    Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm | Monday, Feb 22, 2016, 3:15 - 4:20 p.m. PST Speaker Cagri A. Savran, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Reception at 3:15; seminar at 3:30. Campus location: Mueller Hall (MUE) Campus room: 153 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities

  • Feb 22: Etiquette Dinner

    Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. PST The CC@E is happy to host an Etiquette Dinner, where students will learn from an etiquette consultant while enjoying a full sit-down meal. The cost is $20 per person ($25 after February 5), and registration must be completed prior to FEBRUARY 12. Questions? Contact engrhire@uw.edu or call 206-221-8423. Campus location: University of Washington Club (FAC) Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: Career Center @ Engineering More info: catalyst.uw.edu…

  • Feb 23: MolES Seminar: Kristopher Killian (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. PST Engineering hydrogels for guiding cell decision making Cell lineage determination is no longer viewed as a hard-wired process and there are now several examples of dynamic differentiation (programming), de-differentiation and trans-differentiation (re-programming) events in mammalian biology. My lab is interested in how the properties of the cell and tissue microenvironment guides these processes and have developed a suite of engineered extracellular matrices to probe the biophysical and biochemical basis underlying cell programming and re-programming. In this talk I will show how engineered model systems—that better recapitulate in vivo biology than tissue culture plates—can be leveraged to explore how cells receive and integrate signals to specify lineage. First, I will show how micropatterned hydrogels that control tissue geometry can rewire cell multipotency in cells derived from normal tissue and tumor tissue. Next, I will demonstrate a dynamic magnetically-tunable hydrogel that can stiffen in response to permanent magnets to direct dynamic modulation of stem cell activity. Finally I will show how controlling flow rates in a simple hydrogel extrusion device can be used to pattern cells in 3D architectures for exploring heterotypic cell signaling. These and other hydrogel-based model systems are changing the way in which fundamental biological questions can be probed, which we hope will lead to advances in drug development, engineered tissues, and cell-based therapies.  Kristopher A Kilian Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Institute for Genomic Biology Professor Kristopher Kilian received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Washington in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He worked for Merck Research Labs in the Methods Development group from 2000-2004 before travelling to Sydney, Australia to do his PhD with Justin Gooding at the University of New South Wales. His doctoral research involved the development of nanostructured porous-silicon based photonic crystals and their chemical modification for optical biosensors and biomaterials. In 2007, he joined the laboratory of Milan Mrksich at the University of Chicago as a NIH postdoctoral fellow to investigate new methods for directing the differentiation of stem cells. Kris joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2011. Kris is a 2008 recipient of the NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award, and a 2015 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award. His research interests include the design and development of model extracellular matrices for stem cell engineering and fundamental studies in cell biology. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 175 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: kilian.matse.illinois.edu

  • Feb 26: UX Speaker Series: Alix Han, User Experience Lead, Qumulo

    Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Feb 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. February 26Enterprise UX at the Unusual Speed of Fast Alix Han // User Experience Lead, Qumulo What comes to your mind when you hear “enterprise software”? "Fugly, difficult-to-use, and a necessary evil" are perhaps the words that come to mind. A general lack of user empathy created a world that primarily benefited businesses, with users often feeling frustrated, and powerless to make a change. With insufficient user support, the industry standard for shipping software updates has been about every 12 to 18 months. Poised to disrupt a huge and rapidly growing market, Qumulo, an enterprise data storage startup in Seattle, has been delivering production-quality software upgrades to its customers every two weeks. This begs two questions: a) How do you create and deliver a desirable user experience in the enterprise IT space, and b) how is it actually possible to repeat it every two weeks? In this session about agile, enterprise UX design, you will learn about: • Crucial changes needed to deliver a desirable user experience • UX team integration experiments and outcomes • UX in the agile world: Scrum vs. Kanban • Why culture matters • Ways to build rapport with cross-functional teams Bio Alix Han is a full-stack UX Kung Fu Master from Seattle, WA with over 17 years of experience. She currently owns and leads the product user experience of Qumulo, the world’s first data-aware scale-out enterprise data storage solution. Alix is passionate about finding the perfect balance between form and function in order to make things easy to use from the get go. Prior to Qumulo, Alix helped companies such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Zillow, Gates Foundation, Discovery Channel, MSNBC.com, amongst many others. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. In her free time, Alix attempts to mastering the ukulele, traveling, skiing, and enjoying life with her humans, two dogs, and a cat. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Feb 29: MSE 520 Seminar: Prof. Junlan Wang

    Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm | Monday, Feb 29, 2016, 3:15 - 4:20 p.m. PST Speaker Junlan Wang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UW. Reception at 3:15; seminar at 3:30. Campus location: Mueller Hall (MUE) Campus room: 153 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities

  • Mar 1: MolES Seminar: Christy Landes (Rice University)

    Tue Mar 1, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. PST In Search of Concurrence between Biological and Synthetic Single Molecule Structure/Function Practical goals in materials engineering include minimal cost, maximum efficiency, and optimized longevity. As our experimental and theoretical methods to study nature’s molecular-scale design principles have improved, we have begun to understand that one reason nature can be so successful is that her engineering strategy often differs from ours. Whereas humans usually design materials with a single, well-defined function, nature often acts through redundant or degenerate channels that are individually not as efficient, but collectively, and in the face of damage or wear, outperform their synthetic cousins. Obtaining clues from the biological structure-function interplay presents challenges for theory, experiment, and data analysis. When we study one molecule at a time, we eliminate ensemble averaging, thereby accessing any underlying conformational complexity. However, we must develop new methods to increase information content in the resulting low signal-to-noise single-molecule data. Our central question is: Can we take cues from the structure-function interplay and use of cooperative pathways in nature’s biomolecular processes to inform design principles for tailored functional materials applications? The pursuit of answers to this question presents challenges for theory, measurement, and data interpretation. The talk will present insights into the overall question, as well as attempts to overcome some of the innate challenges encountered along the way. Bio Christy F. Landes is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Electrical and Chemical Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX. After graduating from George Mason University in 1998, she received a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003 under the direction of National Academy member Prof. Mostafa El-Sayed. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oregon and an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, under the direction of National Academy members Prof. Geraldine Richmond and Prof. Paul Barbara, respectively, before joining the University of Houston as an assistant professor in 2006. She moved to her current position at Rice in 2009, earning an NSF CAREER award for her tenure-track work in 2011, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 175 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: www.lrg.rice.edu

  • Mar 3: Health Innovation Challenge

    Thu Mar 3, 2016 12:00 am | Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 Innovations in health and healthcare that promote, impact, and monitor health are creating a paradigm shift in our approach to healthy living. Worldwide, the goal is clear:  a healthier future that revolves around reducing infectious and noncommunicable disease, increasing the safety of care, lowering the cost of health care delivery, expanding access, and introducing technologies that bring greater health and wellness to the populous. The common thread is INNOVATION, and the brand new UW Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) will build on the strengths of the University of Washington to provide a platform for interdisciplinary student teams to work on new solutions to existing problems, new approaches to helping people live healthier lives, new opportunities for care and treatment, new products/services to market. Challenges spark creativity, design thinking, novel solutions, and the potential for new companies. This event is not open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, contact Terri Butler at tlbutler@uw.edu. Event types: Special Events Event sponsors: Terri Butler, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, 206-685-5538, tlbutler@uw.edu More info: hic.washington.edu

  • Mar 3: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Ross Baldick, University of Texas

    Thu Mar 3, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Mar 3, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PST Bio: Ross Baldick is Professor and Leland Barclay Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and Director of the Center for Electric Vehicles: Transportation Electricity Convergence.  He received his B.Sc. and B.E. (medal (pr. acc.)) degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.  From 1991-1992 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.  In 1992 and 1993 he was an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Baldick received a National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1993; a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994; and Engineering Foundation Faculty Award, University of Texas at Austin, in1997, and has been the Principal Investigator on approximately 20 funded research projects.  He has published over seventy refereed journal articles, made presentations on over seventy-five different topics, and has research interests in a number of areas in electric power.  He received the Best Presentation in Energy Sponsored Sessions Award, INFORMS Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2003 (with Stathis Tompaidis and Sergey Kolos) and the IEEE Power Engineering Society, Power System Analysis, Computing, and Economics Technical Committee Prize Paper Award, in 2006 (with Richard P. O'Neill, Udi Helman, Michael H. Rothkopf, and William Stewart, Jr.) His current research involves optimization and economic theory applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric transmission under electricity market restructuring, the robustness of the electricity system to terrorist interdiction, electrification of the transportation industry, and the economic implications of integration of renewables.  His book, Applied Optimization, is based on a graduate class, “Optimization of Engineering Systems” that he teaches in the electrical and computer engineering department at The University of Texas.  He also teaches a three-day short-course “Introduction to Electric Power for Legal, Accounting, and Regulatory Professionals” and a one-day short-course “Locational Marginal Pricing” for non-technical professionals in the electricity industry.  He is a former editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and former chairman of the System Economics Sub-Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Power Systems Analysis, Computation, and Economics Committee.  Dr. Baldick is a Fellow of the IEEE and past Director of the NSF I/UCRC on Electric Vehicles: Transportation and Electricity Convergence. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: Johnson Hall 175 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • Mar 3: Online Information Session - Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

    Thu Mar 3, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Thursday, Mar 3, 2016, 7 - 8 p.m. PST Are you an early career supply chain professional looking to gain a competitive edge in your field?  Join the faculty directors of the Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics to learn how this part-time online degree prepares you to take your career to the next level.  SCTL info sessions provide an overview of the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum and faculty, interactive online learning format, opportunities to network with peers and industry leaders, and the admissions process.  There is also plenty of time for you to ask questions and discuss with us how this program fits with your goals. Visit the SCTL website to register for this session. Event types: Information Sessions Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.supply-chain-transportation.uw.edu

  • Mar 3: Online Information Session - Master of Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics

    Thu Mar 3, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Thursday, Mar 3, 2016, 7 - 8 p.m. PST Are you an early career supply chain professional looking to gain a competitive edge in your field?  Join the faculty directors of the Master of Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics to learn how this part-time online degree prepares you to take your career to the next level.  SCTL info sessions provide an overview of the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum and faculty, interactive online learning format, opportunities to network with peers and industry leaders, and the admissions process.  There is also plenty of time for you to ask questions and discuss with us how this program fits with your goals. Visit the SCTL website to register for this session. Event types: Information Sessions Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.supply-chain-transportation.uw.edu

  • Mar 4: UX Speaker Series: TBD

    Fri Mar 4, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Mar 4, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. Speaker and abstract coming soon. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Mar 7: MSE 520 Seminar: Dr. Bruce Cohen

    Mon Mar 7, 2016 3:15 pm - 4:20 pm | Monday, Mar 7, 2016, 3:15 - 4:20 p.m. PST Speaker: Dr. Bruce Cohen, Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Reception at 3:15; seminar at 3:30. Campus location: Mueller Hall (MUE) Campus room: 153 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities

  • Mar 8: MolES Seminar: Arun Radhakrishnan (University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center)

    Tue Mar 8, 2016 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. PST Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a  forum for active interdisciplinary discussions.  These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty. Campus location: Johnson Hall (JHN) Campus room: 175 Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute Twitter: #MolESseminar More info: sites.google.com…

  • Mar 11: UX Speaker Series: "Leading through Design," Nick Myers, Fitbit

    Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Friday, Mar 11, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field. Members of the University of Washington community and the public are welcome. March 11 Leading through Design Nick Myers Director, User Experience Design; Fitbit The user experience design community has matured in the last 20 years and designers are taking on more responsibility in management. Leadership is a more discussed topic now that designers see the opportunities and are yearning to further grow in their careers. Many young designers believe it’s hard to have impact in a big company. Sometimes that can be true. But guess what? Every designer has a bag of tricks to pull from that shouldn’t be underestimated. Leading through design is about utilizing knowledge, having conviction, using methods, and helping others imagine a vision. There’s no replacement for experience but Nick hopes that sharing some stories that will give you get a head start in your careers and empower you from day one. About Nick Myers Nick Myers is director of user experience design at Fitbit where he leads the design of interactive products for mobile, web and devices. Prior to Fitbit, Nick was managing director of design at Cooper where he led the consulting practice. He was an instructor for Cooper U and Rock Health, a health startup incubator, and wrote for the Cooper Journal. Nick has been an advisor for Practice Fusion and helped clients like Autodesk, Chefs Feed, Dell, GE, General Motors, Office Depot, and TaskRabbit, Nick has spoken at popular conferences like SxSW, Webvisions, Interactions, and Adobe Max. Campus location: Loew Hall (LOW) Campus room: 216 Event types: Academics, Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Human Centered Design & Engineering More info: hcde.uw.edu…

  • Mar 31: Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

    Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center Thursday, Mar 31, 2016, 1 - 6:30 p.m. PDT Innovative and entrepreneurial students are our best hope for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge at the University of Washington taps into the passion, smarts, and motivation that university students have for solving environmental/cleantech problems. In the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, develop a solution, design and build a prototype, create a business plan that proves their solution has market potential, and pitch to 250+ judges at a demo-day event. This event is not open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, contact Pam Tufts, ptufts@uw.edu. Event types: Special Events Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: foster.uw.edu…

  • Apr 22: Discovery Days

    Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | University of Washington - Seattle Campus Friday, Apr 22, 2016, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join us for hands-on fun and learning. The 2-day event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required for all who plan to participate. Friday Students and teachers participate in hands-on activities that demonstrate the exciting work of engineers. Friday’s events are oriented toward 4th through 8th grade students. ***Please note we have reached capacity for Friday, April 22. We are no longer accepting registrations for Friday. Saturday In addition to exhibits and activities, high school students and their families can attend presentations for high school and community college students to learn about engineering departments, admission, scholarships and financial aid, UW housing and food options, and the honors program. A schedule of presentations will be posted in March. Event types: Academics, Information Sessions, Special Events, Student Activities Facebook: www.facebook.com… More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • Apr 23: Discovery Days

    Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | University of Washington - Seattle Campus Saturday, Apr 23, 2016, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT At Engineering Discovery Days, students and faculty from all UW engineering departments share their work with students, teachers, families and the community. We hope you will join us for hands-on fun and learning. The 2-day event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required for all who plan to participate. Friday Students and teachers participate in hands-on activities that demonstrate the exciting work of engineers. Friday’s events are oriented toward 4th through 8th grade students. ***Please note we have reached capacity for Friday, April 22. We are no longer accepting registrations for Friday. Saturday In addition to exhibits and activities, high school students and their families can attend presentations for high school and community college students to learn about engineering departments, admission, scholarships and financial aid, UW housing and food options, and the honors program. A schedule of presentations will be posted in March. Event types: Academics, Exhibits, Information Sessions, Special Events, Student Activities Facebook: www.facebook.com…

  • Apr 28: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Lindsay Anderson, Cornell University

    Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Bio: Lindsay Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering and the Norman R. Scott Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Professor Anderson is working to integrate renewable energy into existing energy markets. She is very interested in wind energy, which she wants to help harvest more effectively. Additionally, she studies rapidly evolving energy technologies, changing policy, and fickle markets. Given her focus on systems modeling and optimization, she is poised to overcome some of the obstacles to a sustainable, renewable energy future. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • May 12: College of Engineering Awards

    Thu May 12, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:30 - 5 p.m. PDT Honors faculty, student, and staff members who  make exceptional and meaningful contributions to the College of Engineering community. Nominees and awardees will be honored at the annual College of Engineering Awards. Campus location: Student Union Building (HUB) Campus room: HUB North Ballroom Event types: Academics, Ceremonies, Special Events

  • May 20: Diamond Awards

    Fri May 20, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | University of Washington, Seattle Campus Friday, May 20, 2016, 6 - 9 p.m. PDT The Diamond Awards honors outstanding alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to the field of engineering.  Campus room: TBD Event types: Ceremonies, Special Events More info: www.engr.washington.edu…

  • May 26: Clean Energy Institute Seminar: Christopher Wolverton, Northwestern University

    Thu May 26, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4 - 5 p.m. PDT Bio: Christopher Wolverton is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University.  Before joining the faculty, he worked at the Research and Innovation Center at Ford Motor Company, where he was group leader for the Hydrogen Storage and Nanoscale Modeling Group. He received his BS degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin and his PhD degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. After completing his PhD degree, Wolverton performed postdoctoral work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His research interests include computational studies of a variety of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly materials via first-principles atomistic calculations, high-throughput and data mining tools to accelerate materials discovery, and “multiscale” methodologies for linking atomistic and microstructural scales.  Wolverton has authored or co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed publications (h-index=51), holds nine patents (several others pending), and has given more than 150 invited talks.  Wolverton is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, has won the Walder Award for Research Excellence, a Ford Motor Company Technical Achievement Award, and gave the John Dorn Memorial Lecture at Northwestern in 2003. Campus room: TBD Event types: Lectures/Seminars Event sponsors: Clean Energy Institute

  • May 30: Memorial Day (no classes)

    Mon May 30, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, May 30, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Spring Event types: Academics

  • Jul 4: Independence Day (no classes)

    Mon Jul 4, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, Jul 4, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Summer Event types: Academics

  • Sep 5: Labor Day (no classes)

    Mon Sep 5, 2016 12:00 am | Monday, Sep 5, 2016 University holiday, no classes Year: 2016 Quarter: Summer Event types: Academics

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

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

  • Nov 24: Thanksgiving (no classes)

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

  • Dec 26: Christmas OBSERVED (no classes)

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

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

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

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

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