Position: A student is needed to compile and format material about Somali culture and diabetes, obtained from different sources, into a user friendly document for* *diabetes educators who work with Somali patients. Student will work under the guidance of a member of Harborview’s Multicultural Diabetes Committee. The student will be credited as editor of the document.
A second component to this project is available, if student is interested. This involves compiling information about diabetes and Ramadan.
This document will be published on the EthnoMed web site (www.ethnomed.org <http://www.ethnomed.org/>). It will be used by Harborview’s diabetes educators and will be accessible to diabetes educators world wide via the EthnoMed web site.
Timeframe: Begin as soon as possible. Position is open until filled.
CELT is currently hiring undergraduate research assistants (announcement below).
Position 1 is a great opportunity to gain experience in managing large amounts of data, doing qualitative coding, and gaining experience in social science methodology.
Position 2 should be of interest to this group as it is looking at the use of music to convey information.At CELT, we have time-series data of people performing engineering design problems that has been segmented and coded into design activities.When we visualize this data, many people comment on how it looks like music.Well, we’re taking people up on that insight and transforming them to melody.
Value Sensitive Design is a design methodology for information technology systems that accounts for human values in a principled and comprehensive manner throughout the design process. Value Sensitive
Design is primarily concerned with values that center on human well being, human dignity, justice, welfare, and human rights. Specific values include trust, accountability, freedom from bias, access, autonomy, privacy, sustainability, and consent. This course will provide a thorough introduction to Value Sensitive Design’s interactional theory, direct and indirect stakeholder analyses, and tripartite methodology of conceptual, technical, and empirical investigations. The theory and methods of Value Sensitive Design are
to be used in consort with other existing technical and design methods. Ultimately, Value Sensitive Design requires that we broaden the goals and criteria for judging the quality of information systems to include those that advance human values.
Abstract: The use of sensing systems in the home has the potential to impact various application areas such as chronic care management, aging in place, and sustainability. However, a major challenge remains in identifying and developing truly ubiquitous sensing solutions that address deployment challenges of cost-effectiveness, installation, maintenance, and overall acceptability for a general audience. In the home, the goal of practical ubiquity has led me to develop a new sensing approach, which I call “Infrastructure Mediated Sensing,” or IMS. Infrastructure mediation refers to the simple augmentation and probing of existing home infrastructure, such as the electrical power lines, plumbing, or HVAC systems, to sense human activity. In this talk, I will discuss my work in infrastructure and wireless sensing, applications of these technologies, and some new research directions. Continue reading →
Job seekers can spend a day with HR representatives and Hiring Managers from top biotech, pharma, medical device companies and research institutes across the Northwest.
Who should attend?
Candidates with a 4-year life science degree AND two years of industry experience OR candidates with advanced degrees (MS/PhD/Post-Doc) are welcome to attend. Career Fair registration is free.
What types of positions are available?
Exhibiting companies are recruiting for positions in areas such as: research, engineering, manufacturing, bioinformatics, chemistry, clinical research, and regulatory affairs. Continue reading →
Hourly Student Programmer – Keeping Found Things Found
University of Washington Information School
Hourly Student Programmer
Start Date: as soon as possible
End Date: 9/15/2009
(Possible option to continue as a Research Assistant in the 2009-10 school year).
Information School, Roosevelt Commons Building
We are looking for a person with the skills and the motivation to make significant advances on a research prototype designed to radically improve the way people manage their information. The Keeping Found Things Found (KFTF) project (http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/) has received funding from the National Science Foundation to continue work on a Personal Project Planner prototype. The Planner supports the creation of document-like Plans for projects like “Plan a summer vacation” “Find a job” or “Finish my master thesis”. A Plan provides a basis for the automatic, integrative tagging and display of documents, email messages and web pages needed to complete a project. (For more information on the current Planner and to try it out see: http://kftf.ischool.washington.edu/planner_index.htm). Continue reading →
Expiremental College has a job opening for a student position as the Catalog Editor for the ASUW Experimental College. This is your chance to make money and build your portfolio while being creative in a fun student atmosphere. We need someone who can work 19 hours per week and we will start your pay at $9 per hour. To see a full job description or to apply for this position please visit http://jobs.asuw.org/. We are looking for a UW student who can start in July/August and make a 3 to 4 quarter commitment. See job summary below:
The catalog editor is responsible for the design and production of the College’s quarterly catalog. Responsibilities include processing and reviewing all course information, resolving instructor and course related problems, entering course data on the computer and processing changes and cancellations. The catalog editor is also responsible for most phases of catalog production including data entry, proofreading, editing, and layout. Strict deadlines must be met. Workload may vary from quarter to quarter at the discretion of the Director and Assistant Director. Workload is particularly heavy during the fifth and sixth week of the quarter just prior to printing of the catalog, so applicants must be able to balance requirements of both school and work.
The priority deadline for applications is Friday June 26th at 5 PM.
ASUW Experimental College
office: 206.543.4375 | desk: 206.685.7152 | fax: 206.616.1305
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.exco.org
UW TechTransfer, the university’s unit that facilitates the intellectual property
protection and commercialization of UW research, has internship openings for
Technical Communication students (Junior year or Senior year). We are looking for
talented and motivated writers seeking exposure and experience working in a
fast-paced business environment.
There are three positions available in the following units:
• Technology Licensing
• LaunchPad Services
• Strategic Initiatives
Our writing needs are as follows:
• Translate technical and scientific information describing UW technologies
into easy to understand marketing and business development tools to help promote UW
• Work with our LaunchPad Services team to help write business plans and
create marketing resources (website copy etc.) for our UW startup companies.
• Write in-depth and compelling articles for our newsletter, annual report
and website on technologies we have identified as ground-breaking, innovative or
significant for the market the technology might address or the path toward IP
protection and/or commercialization.
UW TechTransfer handles intellectual property protection and licensing matters pertaining to innovations developed within the University of Washington. For more information about UW TechTransfer visit our website at: depts.washington.edu/techtran. For further information about this position, please
This position is intended to complement the formal academic training and serve as a
practicum in the successful candidate’s field of interest.
–Strong written and verbal communication skills;
–Capacity to absorb technical details of complex technologies;
–Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
–Effective at setting priorities and obtaining closure;
–Eager to work in a highly motivated and collaborative environment.
Internships are unpaid.
The Center for Experiential Learning (“EXP”) currently seeks an undergraduate student assistant to work 20 hours per week through the summer of 2009. Compensation is $12.00 to 14.00/hour commensurate with experience. This position is Work-Study eligible.
The primary purpose of this position is to contribute technical assistance to the development, testing and implementation of our shared web application and database, EXP-Online.
• Assisting in the development of Ruby on Rails-based web applications
• Performing data migration from Access databases and Excel spreadsheets into web applications backed by a MySQL database
• Testing of web applications (both real-life testing and automated)
• Improving both user and technical documentation for existing web applications
• Providing support for users and taking necessary action to solve user problems Continue reading →
This summer a course on Twitter is being offered by Kathy Gill, an excellent instructor who teaches in the Digital Media (masters) program in the UW Department of Communication. See below for more info.
This course explores the impact of Twitter on organizational communication – from facilitating knowledge sharing to bypassing traditional communication gatekeepers, from social network impacts on content creation to new methods of conversational marketing. The objective of the course is to expose students to current practices in the digital ideaspace and the impacts of emerging technologies like Twitter on traditional communication practices.
COM 597 SPECIAL TOPICS
Meets Tuesday nights, 6:00-10:00 PM, CMU 126 Continue reading →