BIOE Study Center

Myself and Jasmine Fuerte-Stone are seniors in BIOE. As a honors project, we are starting a BIOE Study Center to help students through core. We are currently looking for tutors to help out this spring. If you are a junior or senior who enjoyed 315/6/7 and want to gain experience with teaching, we would love to have you!

If you are a sophomore, we want to know what times would be best to hold the study center. If you fall into either of these two groups, please fill out this survey.
Thank in advance and we hope to see you all at the study center in one capacity or another!


Zak and Jasmine

(If you have any questions feel free to contact Jasmine or I at or respectively)

The ECC is Hiring!

In support of the University of Washington goals, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center promotes an inclusive educational environment by providing programs and services which enhance the communication and exchange of multicultural perspectives and values. The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center provides programs and a learning environment where students and student organizations collaborate, develop, and implement programs while building leadership and organizational skills.

Please visit our website to learn more on how to apply, and the different jobs available for students:

UW Maker Summit

The second annual UW Maker Summit is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in Area 01 in Maple Hall.

Students can sign up to attend or submit projects to one of the competitive entry areas. The “Gizmo” category might be a good fit for Capstone, student group, and independent projects from engineering students.

The deadline to submit an application to participate in the event and have a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card is April 17, 2017.

If you or your students have any questions, you can contact Derrick Van Kirk ( in Area 01.

Hall Health Mental Health Spring Quarter Groups

  1. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Group: Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 pm.  Begins on 4/5/2017. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress.  No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.  To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4 and and ask for Karin Rogers to schedule a screening appointment.
  1. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm., Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. (Wed & Thu) and Carey DeMartini (Fri). Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.
  2. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist.Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at
  1. AMindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Begins on 4/11/2017. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at or Carey DeMartini at


  1. Relationship and Life Skills Group: Thursdays 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Begins on 4/13/2017. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at or Min Lee Booth at



Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to for more information about our groups.

CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

I am pleased to announce that the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars internship program is now accepting applications!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship and earn course credit.

Students with backgrounds in art, biology, botany, business, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, linguistics, neuroscience, physics, public health, psychology, speech & hearing sciences, statistics, visual communications, web design and more should apply.  Ten different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering, health sciences, and natural sciences.

WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

WHEN: Summer 2017 (June 19 – August 18)

EARN: $5,000 and course credit

DEADLINE: Monday, April 10 at midnight


Students from all three campuses are invited to apply.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Summer 2017 or later are eligible; Winter or Spring quarter graduates are not eligible).  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.


Please share this announcement with all students who may be interested! Send questions to

Student Philanthropy Education Program

The Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) has opened applications for its 10 leadership positions. SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students. If you know of a student that would be a good fit, please encourage them to apply by March 26th . I have provided some information below but please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Why apply for a SPEP leadership position?

  • Because #RealDawgsGiveBack!
  • FREE FOOD, always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Networking opportunities with UW Foundation board members and Advancement staff
  • Non-profit work, marketing and event planning experience

The service period is September 2016- June 2017, with an offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, in mid-June.

Please ask students to send Elaine Carpenter the following before March 26th at 11:59 pm to secure their interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) they are interested in
  • Available interview times (March 30, 31 and April 3,4 between 9AM and 4PM)
  • Resume
  • (Unofficial) Transcript

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Please join us as a guest for the ninth annual Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge  (EIC) Thursday, March 30, 2017.

click here> by Monday, March 20!  The event is by invitation only – RSVPs are necessary!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC)
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (on Mercer Street next to McCaw Hall, underneath the Pacific NW Ballet, across the street from the parking garage between Roy and Mercer)

1:30-2:00 Welcome remarks

2:00-2:30 Team pitches
2:30-4:30 Team demos
4:00-6:00 Reception and awards presentations
The EIC challenges multidisciplinary student teams to tackle some of our most pressing environmental problems and come up with working solutions that have an entrepreneurial application. The goal of the EIC is to spark new product designs that capitalize on emerging markets and have the potential to make a positive impact on our environment.

On March 30, 22 teams from the University of Washington and other Washington and Oregon colleges and universities will present their pitches and prototypes to 140+ judges—Seattle-area technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors.

We invite you to join us at the EIC and meet this terrific group of motivated, talented, and passionate student teams.

CLUE is hiring!

Do you have a passion for teaching?

Do you enjoy helping others succeed?

Do you want to enhance your own skills?


CLUE can help you reach these goals!

We are currently accepting applications for; Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing , Chinese, Spanish, Computer Science and Biology.

See information on the CLUE website, under the tab ‘Work With Us’

Applications are due Friday, March 24th by 11pm

Email with questions or concerns.



PHIL/VALUES 291: Research Ethics 5 credits

PHIL/VALUES 291: Research Ethics (TTh 1:30-2:50 plus WF quiz section).  In this course students will grapple with topics such as:

  • the role of social values in science and ideals of objectivity;
  • the rights and interests of human subjects as well as other stakeholders affected by research;
  • misconduct in research, including not only outright fraud but also more subtle forms of error and misrepresentation;
  • the ethics of publication and peer review;
  • ethical decision making about risky research: are there lines of inquiry scientists should not pursue?

The instructor is Alison Wylie. No textbook will be required – all assigned readings will be available on Canvas. Counts for I&S. Optional “W” credit.