Announcing the 10thth annual
Students: Do you have a world-changing idea?
The Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is a social venture plan competition open to enrolled university students in any discipline around the world. Applicants submit an executive summary of a business idea that both addresses an issue related to global poverty and will be implemented in the developing world.
The deadline for this year’s competition is Tuesday November 12, 2013 at midnight Pacific Time. Semi-finalist teams (about 15-20) will be notified in early December, and will be invited to compete at the week-long competition held at the University of Washington in Seattle February 24-28, 2014, where they will receive coaching, network with hundreds of local health, development and business professionals, attend an event with the Seattle Rotary, and finally, compete for cash and in-kind prizes, including a grand prize of $12,500, a $10,000 Global Health prize, a $10,000 ICT prize, and other prizes from the Rotary and NCIIA, detailed along with their criteria here.
Applications will open in August, 2013. Learn more about GSEC at our website.
Location: Electrical Engineering Building (EEB), Room 125
- Krista Davis – Krista graduated UW CSE department and later dropped out of grad school to work for Google. She’s worked on Google Talk and Docs and contributes her 20% time to work on Google’s local philanthropy tools. She represented Google on Seattle’s Out & Equal council and spends way too much time (re)watching Star Trek and Buffy.
- Marsha Botzer – Marsha has served the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and progressive communities for over 30 years, as a founding member of Equality Washington, the Seattle LGBT Center, and on boards of Pride Foundation, Safe Schools, Lambert House, Seattle Counseling Service and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
- oSTEM is awaiting confirmation from a third speaker.
If you have a passion for cleantech, the smarts to play in the emerging green economy, and the desire to leverage your background to make an impact, the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge <http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/cie/eic/Pages/eic.aspx> can provide just the platform (and the funding!) you’ve been looking for; but hurry, prototype funding applications are due December 16th!
HOW IT WORKS
Interdisciplinary student teams define a cleantech problem, design and develop a solution, and work together to produce both a prototype (proof of concept or computer simulation) and a 5 to 7-page business summary that outlines the market opportunity. At the Challenge on April 4, 2013, students pitch their concepts and demonstrate their product/idea to a group of judges that includes technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors. Teams are judged on their prototypes, business summaries, and potential for impact. (The grand prize is $10,000.) Continue reading
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 24th, 2012
Location: Husky Union Building (H.U.B.), University of Washington campus
More information: http://uwseba.com/career-fair-information/career-fair-students/
The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is pleased to announce the third annual design competition for the Shobe Prize.
Student teams competing will submit a proposal for a tech-focused or software-based design project by December 7, 2012. Finalists will then pitch their proposal to the panel of judges in winter 2013. The winning designs could be a web service, mobile device app, or another service for personal computing and communications. Continue reading
Would your research be improved by learning a foreign language? Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are a great way to get that training paid for. FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies will offer Academic Year 2013–14 and Summer 2013 FLAS Fellowships in these languages. Continue reading
The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) is a two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, potential for accelerated promotions, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs have the opportunity to be hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, and financial management, to name a few. Continue reading
The follow is posted on behalf of the Intel Corporation:
We are pleased to announce that Intel Corporation will be hosting a US Student Virtual Career Fair on October 17, 2012, from 11am PST–1pm PST for College Graduates and Interns!
This will be your chance to come ask questions about careers at Intel in groups such as Intel Architecture Groups, Technology and Manufacturing Groups, Software ServicesGroup and Corporate Services. We will have multiple business groups in attendance with various hiring needs for 2013 and beyond and you will have direct access to recruiters within each organization.
Ready to shape the future through technology? You bring the brilliance. We provide the opportunities for you to shine.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit the following link:
The BuffTutor Program is a network of tutors with one goal: providing quality academic assistance to students at an affordable rate. The program was founded in Boulder, Colorado 3 years ago and has successfully been able to quickly and effectively match students with experienced tutors in Boulder. We are currently setting up a similar network to service the Seattle area. We hire tutors from all fields, but are primarily looking for Math, Science, Engineering, English/Writing and Foreign Language tutors. Please visit www.BuffTutor.com to learn more about us. Continue reading
There are many urgent problems facing the planet: a degrading environment, a healthcare system in crisis, and educational systems that are inadequately training innovative thinkers to solve the problems of tomorrow. A balanced approach is required to solve these problems: a balance between design and technology, a balance between human-centered and technology-centered approaches, and a balance between different world cultures and ways of thinking. The World Lab is a new research and educational institution that is ideally suited to tackle these grand challenges. The World Lab is sited jointly between two of the world’s leading computing and human-centered design institutions, the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle and Tsinghua University in Beijing.
The World Lab Summer Institute at the University of Washington brings together students from technology, design, social science and business backgrounds, and challenges them to create prototypes for products and services that solve pressing social problems.
Institute Calendar: http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/landay/teaching/world%20lab%20summer/
If interested, send a note to James Landay describing your background and your interest. This Institute is open to undergraduate and graduate students.