Paid Summer Opportunity in Tech for Sophomore and Freshman


Application Deadline: Feb 22nd.

Get PAID for real world experience and hands-on training in the New Technologists innovation academy this summer at Microsoft!

This is a 7-week opportunity for college Freshman & Sophomores interested in a career in tech. Please share with anyone that maybe interested in applying.

For more info.


Undergraduate Summer Research at PSU


Application Due: March 4th, 2019

Portland State University’s 2019 summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in microscopy and microanalysis is now accepting applications.

Portland State University’s REU program offers students the opportunity to work closely with PSU faculty to produce an independent research project. During the eight-week program, each student will learn to operate either a scanning electron or focused ion beam microscope (SEM or FIB), then apply these techniques to their research work. Participants will have opportunities to formally present their research and gain supplemental skills in technical writing and professional development.

The program runs from June 17 – August 9, 2019. Students will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per week for a $4,000 stipend. (Limited housing stipends are available.)

Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2019. Female, veteran, minority, and nontraditional students are strongly encouraged to apply. The application—and additional program information—is available online through our website at www.pdx.edu/reu.

Please see attached flyer for details and feel free to share the information to science and engineering students who you think may be interested in this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Emma Hovley, REU Program Coordinator, at reuga@pdx.edu.


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship


Participants will complete their essay reviews virtually between March 9 and March 17, 2019. They will also have the option to join us for an essay review work party at Coterie Worklounge on March 13, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.

You’re invited to review essays from Opportunity Scholarship applicants!
As we near the end of our application window, we’re looking for volunteers to share a couple hours of their time to help us read essays and select our next cohort of Opportunity Scholars!

Participants will complete their essay reviews virtually between March 9 and March 17, 2019. They will also have the option to join us for an essay review work party at Coterie Worklounge on March 13, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.

As a volunteer essay reader, you have the chance to make a tremendous impact on future Opportunity Scholars!

Here’s how it works:
• Opportunity Scholarship applicants are required to submit two short essays. We’re asking readers to review a bundle of 30 applications (60 essays)
• When you RSVP, you can indicate if you’d like to review more than one bundle.
• The online review period is between March 9 and March 17, 2019. All essay reviews will be completed through our online portal. The process is straightforward and user friendly.
• You’ll also have the option to join us on March 13, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. to complete your essays in one sitting with Opportunity Scholar alumni, mentors, board members, and other generous volunteers. WSOS will provide on-site training, hearty appetizers, beer, wine and soda for attendees.

Requirements for application readers:
• We’re seeking compassionate individuals that will complete a mandatory training and sign a volunteer agreement.
• The mandatory virtual training will take place on March 6, 2019 from 11-11:30 a.m. If you aren’t able to join us, please email awards@waopportunityscholarship.org.
Please share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends and family! Registration can be completed through the link below.

Click here to register


Washington State Science and Engineering Fair - Student Registration

All students in grades 1 – 12 attending public, private, charter, parochial or home schools in Washington State are eligible to participate.

If a student has a Regional Fair in their county, they must attend and present their project at that Fair in order to participate at the state level.  See the registration map on page http://wssef.org/registrationmap/ for specific registration instructions for the county where you go to school.

The WSSEF is proud to recognize students who participate in the fair with more than $1,000,000 in scholarships, prizes and awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and for honorable mention.

Numerous professional and technical organizations, corporations, government entities and individuals sponsor special awards for students’ grades 1-12.  Judging criteria for the awards, and the awards themselves, vary widely.  Past awards have included college tuition scholarships, scientific equipment, plaques, books, subscriptions, academic competition opportunities, as well as monetary awards.

Each year, the top high school projects are selected for an all expense paid trip to represent WSSEF and Washington State at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair.  This is the world Olympics of high school science, and  includes about 1,800 entrants from 77 countries world-wide.




Washington State Science and Engineering Fair - Volunteering and Judging

Judge / Volunteer

Judges and volunteers are critical to the success of the Fair.  Many opportunities are available: Display & Safety ~ Fair Runners ~ Film Festival ~ Information Point ~ Judging Results Computer Entry ~ Result Envelope Stuffers ~ Student & Judge Check-in ~ Student Monitors During Judging ~ Student Entry Monitors ~ Survey Takers ~ Judges


The WSSEF is a non-profit organization which relies solely on volunteers.

Volunteering to judge at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair is a rewarding and uplifting experience that is best seen when a participant is presenting his/her science project and realizing someone understands and cares about their efforts.  Students across the state of Washington are making amazing discoveries and making the world better around them.

The Washington State Science and Engineering Fair provides these terrific students a forum to show case their work and earn more than $1,000,000 in scholarships, opportunities and prizes. In 2009, a Washington State student earned “Best in the World ~ Earth & Planetary Sciences” and a trip to CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. All made possible by people like you volunteering to judge at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair.

By judging, you are giving encouragement and opportunities for our future scientists and engineers to grow and succeed.

For more information and training (in-person or webinar) dates, visit: http://wssef.org/judge-volunteer/

Contact Mike Huey, Head Judge for more information at headjudge@wssef.org.


Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant Application Deadline

Provisions of the award

The 2019 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant recipients will receive funding up to $25,000 USD for academic year 2019–20 to help them complete research as part of their doctoral thesis work.

Microsoft will arrange and pay for travel and accommodations to attend the PhD Summit (in Redmond, WA in the fall) – an opportunity for grant recipients to present their research, meet with Microsoft researchers in their research area and receive career coaching.

Eligibility criteria

PhD students must be enrolled at a university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico and doing dissertation work that relates to computing topics in which Microsoft Research has expertise. Explore Microsoft Research’s website to learn more about these research areas.

Must be in their fourth year or beyond in a PhD program to qualify for this grant. The student must continue to be enrolled at the university in the fall of 2019. Funding is for use only during their time in the PhD program; it cannot be used for support in a role past graduation, such as a postdoc or faculty position.

Self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or people with disabilities.

For more details and to apply, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/dissertation-grant/




Special early bird registration discount until Feb 22nd, 2019.

10AM - 9PM

400 Dexter Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

As the snow and ice melts, and normalcy resumes, it is time to look ahead to WiT Regatta Seattle 2019 on April 22-26th!

We’ve extended our special early bird registration discount for previous attendees to Friday, February 22nd to give everyone a chance to join at a special rate of $119 – a savings of $30 over regular early bird registration and $90 over normal registration fees (effective March 1st).
Use promotional code “WITVETS” to unlock this exclusive early bird price

WiT Regatta Seattle 2019 will be bigger and better than ever, with many of your favorites returning, joined by lots of fresh content, speakers and experiences to enjoy.
Join us in tackling the topics women in tech care about and tackle them together in our unique two hour workshops with expert panel discussion followed by small group breakouts. Our content and experiences are designed to spark captivating conversations and build relationships.

That’s what makes WiT Regatta unique! While we’ve got great speakers willing to get vulnerable and share their experiences and practical advice for navigating the challenges women in tech face, WiT is really designed to help everyone build new relationships that will last beyond the conference. Join previous attendees who’ve found their new best friend or a new boss at WiT Regatta.

As at every WiT Regatta, this is an inclusive event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate – all ages, genders, job roles or career levels.
More details on the event can be found here.
I look forward to connecting with each of you in Seattle on April 22-26, 2019!,
Melody Biringer, WiT Regatta Founder/Producer and Chief Connection Engineer



August 24, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Applications are now open for the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Center at the University of Washington and directed by Drs. Michael Buice, Shawn Olsen, Christof Koch, and Eric Shea-Brown.

This intensive two-week, project-based interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering, and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of sensory processing, coding, and neural population dynamics. In addition, the course makes extensive use of data science tools for team-based projects and computational tools for analysis of large-scale and multimodal datasets.

Learn more and apply ►︎