UW Engineers Without Borders

If you did not know, Engineers Without Borders (EWB-UW), is an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Washington that was initiated by a small but dedicated group of concerned students and faculty in early 2005. Since that time the group membership and activity has increased dramatically. From 2006 until 2010, the chapter worked extensively in the Acasio region of Bolivia to improve communities’ roofs and stoves. Since then, the chapter has begun work in the community of La Vega de Volcan in Guatemala on fish hatchery water delivery and incubation system. In 2014, our chapter began the implementation of a multi-purpose community center, which we aim to complete in the Summer of 2016.

This year, we have a huge project we are starting in Nicaragua with the goals of improving the water quality due to the community getting sick, expand the first original water systems, and create a second system to reach houses that are out of range of the original. Due to the large scale and relatively new project, we are in need of students (non-engineering or engineering) to help us achieve our goals on our Nicaragua project as well as our other various ongoing projects. A description of our other projects are listed on our website.

Our chapter meets every Wednesday in More Hall 220 from 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM.



Original Voices: Homeless Women Read from their Published Writings

Original Voices: Homeless Women Read from their Published Writings

When: Monday, September 12, 2016, 7 – 8pm

Location: Seattle Public Library University Branch on Roosevelt Way.

Description: Homeless and formerly homeless women from Mary’s Place, a day center in Seattle, will read from their published writings. Julie Gardner, editor of the book "Original Voices," will speak briefly about the writing program at Mary’s Place, and several women will read from their published work.

Books will be available for purchase. Book proceeds will benefit women and writing at Mary’s Place.

For more information about this event, please click here or visit the Facebook Event page.

For more information about Original Voices, please click here.

STEM Tutoring Job



STEM Tutoring LLC, a small innovative tutoring agency based in Bellevue, is searching for MATH, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS tutors for high school students. At STEM Tutoring, our primary focus is connecting well with students, knowing that if a student enjoys their time with us, we can make significant progress helping them develop, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. With an increased focus on the STEM curriculum nationwide, we are passionate about assisting students in their mastery in Math and the Sciences.


– Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics

– exceptional Undergraduate Seniors with job experience considered as well

Significant experience with high school students in an educational or mentoring/tutoring setting

– Skillful, empathetic 1-on-1 communication with both adolescents and their parents

– Transportation to Bellevue 1-2 times per week (bus is an easy option if no car)

Clients served: Seattle and Bellevue area, middle and high school Math and Science students

Hours: self-determined (approx 5-8 hours per week). After school hours (late afternoon/evening) and/or weekends

Pay: $20-$30/hour met with student (depending on experience)

Training included:

– How to address both the academic and emotional needs of adolescents

– Establishing effective communication with adolescents and their parents

– General study strategies based on the most recent research

If interested, please send the following to cindy

1. Email indicating why you are interested in this job.

2. Resume with 3 references, one of which must be education, mentoring, or counseling related

STEMtutorjobdescription-201617 (3).pdf

Space Remaining: 1-credit Research Exposed course!

Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (General Studies 391 D, 1-credit)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty from diverse fields focus on their own cutting-edge research and how undergraduates can get involved in the knowledge-making process at this research university. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

See the UW Time Schedule entry.

Food Justice, Food Education, and Food Literacy Event (Saturday 9/10)

SAT, Sept 10, 11am-2pm

Food Justice, Food Education, and Food Literacy: A Food Literacy Month Celebration

Location: Seattle Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle

11am Opening Speaker

Edouardo Jordan/Salare Restaurant, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef 2016 (first African American to receive the honor)

11:15-12:15pm Food Justice Panel

Moderated by Philip Lee of Readers to Eaters, with Brian Estes, WA State Farmers Market Association/Catholic Charities Spokane “Food For All"


Mei Yook Woo, Danny Woo Garden/The FoodWays Project

Michael Friedman, Farestart

Chef Tarik Abdullah, Hillman City Collaboratory

Cecilia McGowan, King County Library System Summer Meal & Garden Program

Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project

12:30-2pm Table Discussions with Community Organizations

Food Justice Table: ROAR, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, Got Green, International Rescue Committee-New Roots, Pike Place Market Foundation

Food Education Table: Pure Food Kids Foundation, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Tilth, Slow Food Seattle

Food Literacy Table: Katherine Pryor (author), Lois Brandt (author), Readers to Eaters, Washington Library Association, Washington Library Media Association

Learn more about the event on Facebook here.

Event co-sponsored by Seattle Public Library and Readers to Eaters.