Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

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Jennifer Kolar with dogMEET JENNIFER KOLAR, a graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations (‘20). Jennifer Kolar had more than 20 years of electrical engineering experience, but she wanted to refresh her skills to aid in her role as the Vice President of Engineering at Monsoon Solutions. The variety of topics in the nine-month program and the fact it is designed for working professionals made it a perfect fit for her goals and busy life. Jennifer now has an up-to-date EE education to make her work with electrical engineer customers, doing analysis and making recommendations on circuit design and implementation, even better. Read Jennifer’s Q&A interview.

Josh DevineMEET JOSH DEVINE, an alumnus of the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations (’18), and the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (’19) from the University of Washington Bothell. Josh credits the highlight of the graduate certificate to all the little “a ha!” moments, and is thankful for the dedicated STEM graduate career counseling service available to students. The graduate certificate was a bridge program for Josh to enter the master’s, and today he is a Hardware and Firmware Engineer at Robodub. Watch a short video and read Josh’s Q&A interview.

Paul Marsh alumnusMEET PAUL MARSH, an alumnus of the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations (‘16), and the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (‘18). Paul originally started the certificate to enhance his skills as a materials and data engineer and his work in motorsports. Upon discovering his passion for research in environmental sensing, the certificate ultimately led him to pursue a doctorate in electrical engineering. Watch a short video and read Paul's Q&A interview.  

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UW Bothell Graduate Certificate Programs Make a Difference in the Lives of Women in Engineering

Kelsey Stemm (left) and Jennifer Kolar with dog (right)11/09/2020 - Jennifer Kolar had more than 20 years of engineering experience but wanted to enhance her skills; Kelsey Stemm was looking to make a career pivot from human embryology to software engineering. Jennifer’s desire to add to her toolset and Kelsey’s career change led them in the same direction: graduate certificates at the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Read the Society of Women in Engineering blog post on Jennifer and Kelsey.