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Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 13:39
Undergraduate Research Position Application of Technical Skills to Research in Neuroscience of Aging

The Seattle Longitudinal Study, a study of normal human aging that has been ongoing since 1956, is seeking undergraduate research assistants. Our current research uses structural and functional MRI to examine the relationship between changes in brain structure and function and cognition that occurs with normal aging in midlife and in old age. Opportunities exist for dedicated undergraduates to gain exposure to novel neuroimaging analysis techniques (e.g. cortical thickness analysis, resting state network analysis, and graph theoretical measures). A technical background and a desire to understand the neuroscience of aging are required. Desirable skills include programming (in some language, ideally C/C++/Java and or scripting languages such as Python or R), familiarity with UNIX tools, and some background in statistics (e.g., linear regression). Students would be working with us to develop neuroimaging pipelines to process structural and functional data and conducting neuroimaging analyses using  these pipelines and software developed by others.

We plan to involve several undergraduates in research in Summer, 2014, with anticipation of continuing involvement in academic year. We are most interested in students who can work with us for at least two years, so students who are in their first or second years are especially encouraged to contact us. Options are available for hourly wage or student credit, depending on the commitment of  students and their fit/expertise with our project.

Interested students should contact by email Dr. Sherry Willis ( Please provide a cv and a statement of relevant prior experience or course work.

Accepting Applications: Certificate in User-Centered Design

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 09:46

The application period is now open for HCDE’s Certificate in User-Centered Design. The best way to learn about the User-Centered Design Certificate program is to attend an upcoming information session. Mark your calendars for the summer dates!

User-Centered Design Certificate Info Sessions  Monday, June 23  Monday, July 7  Monday, July 28  Monday, August 4

All sessions are held from 5:30–6:30 p.m. in Sieg Hall, Room 420, on the UW Seattle Campus. No RSVP is necessary to attend.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email, subject line: UCD Certificate mailing list. We regret that this email address cannot respond to inquires.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP: Human Machine Interface GUI testing

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:40
Human Machine Interface GUI testing
Pearson Packaging Systems Internship Description:

Pearson Packaging Systems provides high speed industrial automation solutions for the major food and beverage manufacturers in North America. Our solutions are a combination of mechatronics and robotics performing a number of functions in the packaging of finished products prior to shipment. We have just finished developing a new GUI for the color touchscreen HMI used by operators and maintenance personnel who interface with the machinery. The new GUI is uses icon based navigation and presents a lot of previously tabular data in graphical formats. This is the 1st release of this new GUI. This intern position is for an HCDE student or recent graduate to develop a user test process and then conduct user testing to identify a list of future enhancements and improvements to be implemented in future releases. In this position the intern will be working closely with controls engineers and product marketing.

Required Skills:

Ability to design and implement graphical user interface user testing.
Ability to document processes
Ability to generate test summaries and reports

Desired Skills:

Understanding of mechatronics and robotics principles

Special Notes/Application Procedures:

Pearson Packaging Systems will provide furnished housing for the duration of the internship.

Relocation Allowance?

Yes, Eastside
Due to our location having personal transportation is desirable. However there is a bus stop within 1/4 mile of our plant.

Application Deadline:

ASAP! Job will be listed until Jul 05, 2014

Duration of Position:

Summer 2014

Pay Range:



Dan Aubertin,, 509–241-4718,

HCDE Grad Student Association Film Showing: “If You Build It”

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:32

The HCDE Graduate Student Association is hosting a showing of the award-winning documentary, “If You Build It.” Current students are invited to join and pizza will be served.

If You Build It
Tuesday, June 10
7 p.m.
HCDE Design Lab, Sieg 233

Watch the If You Build It trailer on vimeo.