Professor Paul Yager named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

UW Bioengineering’s Professor Paul Yager has been elected as a 2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Professor Yager develops two-dimensional paper networks (2DPNs) for diagnosing disease, with the long-term goal of increasing access to healthcare in developed and developing countries. His projects involve collaborations with non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and industry. Professor Yager has also been a stellar mentor for dozens of undergraduate researchers in his career, and recently gave a lecture for our Research Exposed! class about his work. You can learn more about Professor Yager’s research on his faculty page here.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides biomedical research experience and mentorship to undergraduate students of rising senior status. The program is an intensive, nine week internship in which students work with faculty mentors on independent research projects and attend professional development workshops. Applications will be accepted until January 12, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.

Sign up for Research Exposed!

Looking for classes to take next quarter? Sign up for Research Exposed! The 1 credit course features weekly presentations by faculty in all academic disciplines, giving students a look into ongoing research projects at UW and information about how to get involved.

This winter quarter, URP is excited to announce that Research Exposed is partnering with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer faculty lectures (including one by President Cauce!) focused on all aspects of human health. For more information, including the course speaker schedule, visit: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/research-exposed/winter-2018-speaker-schedule/

EXPD Art Committee Student Art Show

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Art committee invites all undergraduates who have participated in EXPD programs to submit a photograph or piece of art or writing that answers the question “What’s Your Story?” Accepted pieces will be hung in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. Authors and artists will be invited to an unveiling on Friday, December 1. Priority deadline for submissions is November 13, 2017. More information about the show can be found here.

DAAD RISE Summer STEM Research Internships

DAAD RISE program for undergraduates is a summer internship program for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. The internship takes place for 2-3 months during the summer in Germany. Students are carefully matched with doctoral students, whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Amazon Catalyst Award

The Amazon Catalyst program helps UW researchers launch their next big idea. The program is open to all current students, faculty, and staff at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses, and proposals are selected in any field, including the humanities, engineering, the sciences, and the arts. Phase 1 winners ($25K award limit) will join a community of innovators—Amazon Catalyst Fellows—who share a passion for building solutions to real-world problems. Funded projects may be eligible for a further award of up to $75K. Applications will be accepted until December 16, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program offers “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. The program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. Applications will be available from November 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.

Infinity Box Theatre Project

Each year, Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human examines the impact of a different field on that question. Conversations between scientists and playwrights lead to a festival of original short plays examining how current developments in that field may impact how we answer the question of what it means to be human. This year’s theme is The Science of Changing Your Mind. Performances will be held at the Ethnic Cultural Center, October 13-15. More information can be found here.

Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internship

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website. UCBI provides approximately 40 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 3, 2018 and conclude June 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until October 23. For more information, visit the UCBi website or attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Monday, October 9th, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, MGH 258
  • Tuesday, October 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm, MGH 134
  • Thursday, October 12th, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, MGH 258