The EIP, McNair Scholars, and GO-MAP programs are once again sponsoring a Graduate School Recruitment Fair for UW students. This year, the Recruitment Fair will take place in Mary Gates Hall on Thursday, May 15, the day before the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event runs from noon-3pm and includes raffle prizes. OPEN TO ALL!
Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of May 30. Please share widely.
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.
Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.
View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline: May 30
Levinson Emerging Scholars Awards
The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.
As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.
By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.
View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/
Deadline: May 30
To apply for either or both of these opportunities, visit: http://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/323
You are invited to the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Student Art Show Opening next Wednesday, April 16th from 3:30-5pm. Enjoy some light refreshments while viewing and celebrating the student artwork displayed in EXPD, 171 Mary Gates Hall.
We hope to see you there!
Spring 2014: April 09-June 03
No appointment necessary, drop-in only
UW Allen Library Research Commons
Green Room C
Design Consultants for Spring 2014:
M.Design Candidate, UW Design Division
B.Design Candidate, UW Design Division
The Design Help Desk offers free advice for members of the University of Washington community who are seeking to improve their visuals for presentation and publication.
Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including figures, diagrams, data plots, presentations and posters—and receive help from a designer on staff. Design consultants are Design Division graduate students.
The Design Help Desk started as a collaboration between Prof. Karen Cheng (Visual Communication Design) and Asst. Prof. Marco Rolandi (Materials Science and Engineering) funded by the National Science Foundation. The Design Help Desk is now supported by the UW College of Engineering and the UW Design Division.
Read about the Design Help Desk in UW Today! Also, see our paper, “A Brief Guide to Designing Effective Figures for the Scientific Paper.”
Application Due Date: Friday, April 18th, 2014 by 5:00 pm.
Applicants must be available for an interview between the dates of May 19 — 23rd.
Selections will be announced on or around June 1st.
The Ronald E. McNair Program is federally funded by the Department of Education to prepare low-income, first generation undergraduates and undergraduates from underrepresented groups for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The Department of Education’s web page provides more information at http://www.ed.gov/programs/triomcnair/index.html.
The program offers a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development. As a McNair Scholar, you will receive:
- The support of McNair Program Advisors
- Research opportunities
- Generous research stipends and travel allowances
- Faculty mentoring
- Workshops on the graduate school application process
- Assistance in locating graduate schools
- Access to standardized test preparation software
- Access to tutoring and the OMA Instructional Center
- Assistance in locating and applying to research internships
- Assistance in locating funding/financial aid resources
- Opportunities for participation in research conferences
To be eligible for acceptance into the McNair Program, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the University of Washington. In addition, you:
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (neither parent or legal guardian has a Bachelor’s degree)
Must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander)
- Must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
- Must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
- Must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.
Employer Conversations: Employers are People Too – How to Talk With Them
Thursday, April 10th
4:30–6:30pm HUB 145 (Seattle campus)
Leave a positive impression with employers at networking events, career fairs, and interviews!
Ever wished you knew how to keep the conversation going with an employer…without it getting awkward? Ever wondered how to make your career fair pitch amazing, not blah?
Join us on April 10th as employer panelists share practical insights, answer student questions, and stay and talk afterwards! Panelists from the following companies will be represented:
– Denny Mountain Media
– ISB (Institute for Systems Biology)
Are you an undergraduate researcher looking to share your research? An international journal of undergraduate research, Reinvention, is accepting submissions.
Reinvention is a leading undergraduate research journal, publishing academic research papers in any discipline, written by undergraduates from any university worldwide. Supported jointly by Monash University in Australia and the University of Warwick in the UK, and edited by a team of undergraduate students from both institutions, Reinvention adheres to a rigorous peer-review process, under which all papers are reviewed by leading experts in the relevant field.
Reinvention provides an exciting opportunity for budding undergraduate authors to publish their work, and it is a great way for them to improve their research, analytical and written communication skills, which are useful in many jobs, not just for those who are interested in further study or academia. The Reinvention editorial team endeavours to provide a supportive environment for undergraduate authors, many of whom have no experience of writing for publication prior to submitting their papers. Even when papers are not accepted on their first submission, authors are provided with detailed feedback to help them bring their work up to the demanding standards required in academic publishing, and many papers are successfully published after they have been revised.
Visit their website for more information: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/reinvention/
We will be learning about Abstracts and CVs in the first hour and then break into small working groups to either start a draft of an abstract or CV or help revise and edit any existing documents you bring in to share!