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Intern Wanted for Climate Science Simulation Game: Spring Quarter 2014

HCDE Blog - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:08

A sophisticated educational simulator disguised as a video game, Universe Sandbox 2 includes more science content than the original. In addition to modeling orbits in our solar system or ripping apart the Milky Way by simulating gravity, you can also speed up time and watch stars evolve to the point of supernova, or observe the seasons passing and change Earth’s orbit to freeze it over.

Universe Sandbox 2 Alpha Teaser
(the second clip shows the current state of climate visualization)

The intern will primarily assist the developer working on the climate component, which allows you to visualize seasons, global warming, and more drastic planetary disruptions.


  • Get familiar with the software and its climate calculations
  • Do background research for new feature ideas
  • Learn to document bugs and write specs for new features / improvements
  • Design a tutorial to explore a climate concept from prior coursework
  • Learn basics of Unity 3D video game development engine
  • Get comfortable looking at C# code and maybe even do some programming


  • Some knowledge of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Programming experience
  • Able to work 10 hours/week spring quarter

If you’re interested please send resume and (unofficial) transcript to by March 28, 2014

Summer Internship for HCDE Students: iOS for Wearables, Jawbone

HCDE Blog - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:09

iOS for Wearables, Jawbone

Jawbone’s Seattle office is looking for a UW engineering student to join our 9 person development team in Seattle to focus on iOS Development for our next generation wearable electronic devices.

This intern will also take at least 2 trips to our San Francisco Headquarters for Intern and engineering team events.

Required Skills: Pursuing a CS/CE/EE degree as a BS or MS student. Knowledge of iOS development, Java, Objective-C, C, C++ and/or HTML.
Desired Skills: Experience with Data Structures, Linux/UnixSystems, and/or Bash Shell Scripting is beneficial.
Application Deadline: ASAP! Internship will be listed until Apr 20, 2014
Duration of Position: 12 weeks
Pay Range: Over $25/hour
Contact Name: Drew McGuire
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 415–230-7649
Company URL:

Posted to the HCDE internship database on March 21, 2014


IPCC Student Poster Competition: Call for Submissions

HCDE Blog - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:11

IPCC Student Poster Competition

The IEEE Professional Communication Society (PCS) invites student submissions to the Student Poster Competition at the 2014 International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC 2014).

Conference Theme
This year’s conference theme, Meeting Grounds: Lifelong Learning, from Classroom to Workplace provides an opportunity for participants from a range of disciplines to present on a variety of topics. While professional communication students and engineering students may choose to respond directly to the conference theme, they may also choose to submit posters that focus on technical projects, in other words, the products of this lifelong learning.

Who Can Participate
Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit electronic posters representing projects related to the conference theme, technical communication or engineering. All winning electronic posters will be displayed on a large monitor during the entire conference.

Deadline for poster submission: June 3, 2014
Learn more »

IEEE Seattle Students Paper Contest: Deadline Friday

HCDE Blog - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 08:38

IEEE Seattle Students 2014 Paper Contest
Friday, March 14, 2014

The IEEE Seattle Students Paper Contest is accepting papers covering technical, engineering, management, or societal aspects of subjects from courses, hobbies, summer work, etc. The work need not be original but should have your own contribution. Emphasis will be given to sensibility of new technology.

Awards: first place $500, second place $300, third place $100.

Submission deadline: March 14, 2014
Paper contest : Saturday, March 29, 2014

Check IEEE Seattle Student Activities webpage for details.

You in UX Career Summit + Discount Code for Students

HCDE Blog - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 08:39

Do you have what it takes to explore new territory and lead the next generation of UX pioneers?

You in UX is an online summit for those who wish to take their UX career to the next level. You in UX grants you access to more than 30 customized online sessions over three weeks this May. Speakers include top UX executives, CEOs and presidents from top brand companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, BlackBerry, SlideShare and more.

You in UX is providing UW students a $40 discount off the early bird registration price ($295). Please submit your name and HCDE degree to receive the discount code. 

The early bird price will be available through March 31.




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