EPSA Fellowship Opportunity — DEADLINE! SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

U.S. Depart­ment of Energy

Office of Cli­mate, Envi­ron­ment and Energy Effi­ciency – EPSA Fel­low­ship Program

Now Accept­ing Appli­ca­tions for BS, MS or PhD Grad­u­ates and recent Alumni (within the last 5 years) in Phys­i­cal Sciences,

Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences, Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­icy, Pub­lic Pol­icy, Eco­nom­ics or related degrees.

 Appli­ca­tion closes Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 1, 2014, mid­night EST – visit http://orise.orau.gov/epsa to get started NOW! 

Oppor­tu­nity in Wash­ing­ton, DC for a full-time, one-year or more com­mit­ment, start­ing in Sep­tem­ber or Octo­ber 2014 to con­duct climate/environmental research.

 Appli­cant must be inter­ested in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced envi­ron­ment focused on energy and cli­mate pol­icy. Pre­fer exper­tise in one or more major energy sec­tor (e.g. elec­tric­ity, oil, gas) with training/experience in cli­mate sci­ence, cli­mate impacts or other envi­ron­men­tal areas. Strong quan­ti­ta­tive ana­lyt­i­cal, research and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills are required. Expe­ri­ence with mod­el­ing and man­ag­ing data out­puts from mod­els preferred.

   Appli­cants must be U.S. Cit­i­zens — no exceptions.

 Annual stipends are depen­dent on aca­d­e­mic level, skills and expe­ri­ence. Addi­tional allowances for travel to site, med­ical insur­ance or hous­ing may be provided.

 For more infor­ma­tion, e-mail epsa.fellowship@orau.org.

Autumn 2014 Course: Reflections on Responsibility, Research and Society

Autumn 2014 Course: Reflec­tions on Respon­si­bil­ity, Research and Society

TTh 2:30–3:50 pm    
Loca­tion: HSR RR134

BH460 3 cred­its
SLN: 10997
No Add Codes Required

Instruc­tor: Rose James, PhD, Assis­tant Professor


This is an under­grad­u­ate level sem­i­nar course designed to explore eth­i­cal and pol­icy issues that emerge from con­duct of basic, applied, trans­la­tional, community-based, and bio­med­ical research.  Top­ics include research mis­con­duct, wel­fare of lab­o­ra­tory ani­mals, human sub­jects research, con­flicts of inter­est, col­lab­o­ra­tive research, data col­lec­tion and man­age­ment, men­tor­ship and train­ing, pub­li­ca­tion, author­ship, and peer review.  Through a com­bi­na­tion of lec­ture, small group dis­cus­sion and activ­i­ties, and assigned case stud­ies this course pro­vides his­tor­i­cal per­spec­tives and presents the cur­rent eth­i­cal, insti­tu­tional issues, and debates that arise dur­ing all phases of the con­duct of research: (1) design and plan­ning, (2) imple­men­ta­tion, and (3) dissemination.

Stu­dents’ com­ments from pre­vi­ous years:

The guest speak­ers were excel­lent.  Greatly appre­ci­ated how an effort was made to bring in speak­ers rel­e­vant to our inter­ests!  Very good class!

The var­i­ous top­ics & cat­e­gories the course was divided into was very help­ful.  Also, dis­cus­sion after each topic helped with bet­ter under­stand­ing of the topic being discussed.

Who would ben­e­fit from this course?

Stu­dents with a broad range of expo­sure to research envi­ron­ments would ben­e­fit from this course. The course will be of inter­est to stu­dents con­sid­er­ing team sci­ence and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research approaches.




Luce Scholars Program — UW application deadline Sept. 10!

UW appli­ca­tion dead­line: Tues­day, Sept. 10, 2014          

UW appli­ca­tion and nom­i­na­tion infor­ma­tion are avail­able at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=luce

Grad­u­at­ing seniors, alumni, grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents at UW are encour­aged to apply for the Luce Schol­ars Pro­gram. This is a great oppor­tu­nity for those with lit­tle or no prior expe­ri­ence in, or edu­ca­tion about, Asian coun­tries to add this valu­able per­spec­tive to their future career interests!

The UW is able to nom­i­nate 3 stu­dents per year to com­pete nation­ally for the oppor­tu­nity to spend 12 months in Asia. The pro­gram pro­vides stipends, lan­guage train­ing and indi­vid­u­al­ized pro­fes­sional place­ment in Asia for fif­teen to eigh­teen young Amer­i­cans each year.

Dur­ing the cur­rent appli­ca­tion cycle for the 2015–16 pro­gram, appli­cants must be Amer­i­can cit­i­zens who, by July 1, 2015, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birth­day. Appli­cants should have a record of high achieve­ment, out­stand­ing lead­er­ship abil­ity, and a clearly defined career inter­est with evi­dence of poten­tial for pro­fes­sional accom­plish­ment. Those who already have sig­nif­i­cant expe­ri­ence in Asia or Asian stud­ies are not eli­gi­ble for the Luce Schol­ars Pro­gram. (Eli­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria are set by the Henry Luce Foun­da­tion; addi­tional details are pro­vided in the Pro­gram Sum­mary below.)

Luce Schol­ars Pro­gram Advis­ers at UW:

For grad­u­ate stu­dents or alumni — Mar­i­lyn Gray, megray@uw.edu, G-1 Communications

For under­grad­u­ate stu­dents or alumni — Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, 171 Mary Gates Hall

Pro­gram Summary:

The Luce Schol­ars Pro­gram rep­re­sents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foun­da­tion to pro­vide an aware­ness of Asia among poten­tial lead­ers in Amer­i­can soci­ety. Launched in 1974, the Luce Schol­ars Pro­gram is aimed at a group of highly qual­i­fied young Amer­i­cans in a vari­ety of pro­fes­sional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young lead­ers who have had lim­ited expe­ri­ence of Asia and who might not oth­er­wise have an oppor­tu­nity in the nor­mal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Luce Schol­ars have back­grounds in vir­tu­ally any field other than Asian stud­ies, includ­ing but hardly lim­ited to med­i­cine and pub­lic health, the arts, law, sci­ence, envi­ron­men­tal stud­ies, inter­na­tional devel­op­ment, and journalism.

Place­ments can be made in the fol­low­ing coun­tries or regions in East and South­east Asia: Cam­bo­dia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indone­sia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mon­go­lia, Philip­pines, Sin­ga­pore, South Korea, Tai­wan, Thai­land, and Vietnam.

In spite of its name, the Luce Schol­ars Pro­gram is expe­ri­en­tial rather than aca­d­e­mic in nature. Some Schol­ars have been attached to Asian uni­ver­si­ties in teach­ing or research capac­i­ties, but none of the par­tic­i­pants is for­mally enrolled as a stu­dent in a col­lege or uni­ver­sity and no aca­d­e­mic credit is extended. Past place­ments have included an architect’s ate­lier in Tokyo; a pub­lic health pro­gram in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional ini­tia­tive in Ulaan­baatar; a dance the­atre in Kuala Lumpur; an agri­cul­tural and envi­ron­men­tal cen­ter in Hanoi; a human rights com­mis­sion in Seoul; a pedi­atric hos­pi­tal in Bangkok; a TV net­work in Bei­jing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an inter­na­tional arbi­tra­tion cen­tre in Sin­ga­pore; and English-language news­pa­pers, local gov­ern­men­tal agen­cies and NGOs in diverse fields through­out East and South­east Asia.

Pro­fes­sional place­ments are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her indi­vid­ual inter­est, back­ground, qual­i­fi­ca­tions, and expe­ri­ence. Each Scholar spends July and August study­ing the lan­guage of the place­ment coun­try, and the work assign­ments run for approx­i­mately ten months from Sep­tem­ber until July of the fol­low­ing year. The place­ments are intended pri­mar­ily as learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for the Schol­ars. Cer­tainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a pro­fes­sional con­tri­bu­tion to the host orga­ni­za­tion, but equally impor­tant is a will­ing­ness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.

UW’s recent Luce Scholars:

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders — Apply by Sept. 2nd

Apply to be an Under­grad­u­ate Research Leader!

Due Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 2, 2014

The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (URP) is seek­ing enthu­si­as­tic and expe­ri­enced under­grad­u­ate researchers, schol­ars and artists from all dis­ci­plines to be Under­grad­u­ate Research Lead­ers (URLs) for the 2014–15 aca­d­e­mic year. URLs serve a cen­tral role in con­nect­ing under­grad­u­ates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase aware­ness and par­tic­i­pa­tion of under­grad­u­ates in research from a range of dis­ci­plines (e.g., human­i­ties, social sci­ences, nat­ural sci­ences, etc). Antic­i­pated URL time com­mit­ment is approx­i­mately 8–10 hours/month and depen­dent on quar­terly events and stu­dent availability.

More infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion avail­able here.

Ques­tions? Con­tact the URP Staff at urp@uw.edu or (206) 543‑4282

New Paid Undergraduate Research Internships with Northwest Fisheries Science Center: Apply by July 1st!

The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (URP) is offer­ing up to 2 new paid Intern­ship Oppor­tu­ni­ties for under­grad­u­ates to research with NOAA sci­en­tists at the North­west Fish­eries Sci­ence Cen­ter (NWFSC) start­ing THIS sum­mer. Please pass along these intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties to under­grad­u­ates in the sci­ences who might be inter­ested in Fish­eries and Marine Biology-related lab and field work research.

Inter­ested appli­cants can find out more about these intern­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties and the require­ments to apply on our website.

Appli­ca­tion dead­line is *Tues­day, July 1st.*

Calling Graduate Students: URP is Hiring a GSA! Deadline June 30th

The Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity (EXPD) has an oppor­tu­nity for a Grad­u­ate Staff Assis­tant.  As part of EXPD, the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (URP) facil­i­tates research expe­ri­ences for under­grad­u­ates with fac­ulty mem­bers across the disciplines.

Inter­ested can­di­dates must apply through UW Hires Req #108645; pri­or­ity dead­line is           Mon­day, June 30th.

Grad­u­ate Staff Assistant’s Gen­eral Respon­si­bil­i­ties: 

•Pro­vide advis­ing to stu­dents in all depart­ments inter­ested in becom­ing involved in under­grad­u­ate research; 
•Facil­i­tate infor­ma­tion ses­sions and work­shops related to abstract writ­ing, poster design, and other research skills; 
•Rep­re­sent the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram at var­i­ous cam­pus out­reach activ­i­ties, sem­i­nars, and events; 
•Assist in rais­ing aware­ness about the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram by con­nect­ing with other depart­ments and units on cam­pus; 
•Assist in the plan­ning of the autumn and win­ter quar­ter Research Exposed sem­i­nar and take lead respon­si­bil­ity on assess­ment of stu­dent learn­ing by review­ing final projects and quizzes; 
•Assist in the coör­di­na­tion of our Under­grad­u­ate Research Lead­ers stu­dent out­reach pro­gram; 
•Assist in the plan­ning of the annual Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium, includ­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions with under­grad­u­ate par­tic­i­pants and a vari­ety of other sup­port func­tions prior to and dur­ing the Sym­po­sium; 
•Pro­vide cler­i­cal and web sup­port for the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram, assist in daily oper­a­tions, office orga­ni­za­tion, and web and social media updates, includ­ing URP Face­book and blog posts; 
•Assist in the plan­ning and recruit­ment of schol­ars for sum­mer research pro­grams and other com­pet­i­tive under­grad­u­ate research schol­ar­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties; 
•Pro­vide some recep­tion for the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity, where the pro­gram is located; and
•Attend weekly URP staff meet­ings and bi-monthly EXPD staff meetings.

Must be enrolled full-time as a grad­u­ate stu­dent at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton and eli­gi­ble for a grad­u­ate stu­dent appoint­ment. 
•Expe­ri­ence par­tic­i­pat­ing in research as an under­grad­u­ate and/or grad­u­ate stu­dent; 
•Strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, includ­ing expe­ri­ence mak­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and pub­lic speak­ing; 
•Expe­ri­ence teach­ing, advis­ing, and/or work­ing with UW under­grad­u­ate stu­dents; 
•Com­puter lit­er­acy: famil­iar­ity with basic HTML and/or Dru­pal con­tent man­age­ment sys­tems, pro­fi­ciency with MS Word, Excel, famil­iar­ity with basic Adobe Pho­to­shop and/or Illus­tra­tor, some expe­ri­ence in Cat­a­lyst tools, includ­ing Can­vas; 
•Cre­ative prob­lem solv­ing skills and atten­tion to detail; 
•Abil­ity to work well under dead­lines and han­dle mul­ti­ple tasks; 
•Enjoy work­ing and inter­act­ing with fac­ulty, stu­dents and staff of diverse back­grounds and across aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines; and 
•Work well both as a mem­ber of a dynamic team and inde­pen­dently with min­i­mal supervision.
Con­di­tion of Employment:
Work sched­ule to be deter­mined quar­terly. Work loca­tion is 171 Mary Gates Hall, the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity (EXPD), plus var­i­ous loca­tions for sem­i­nars, infor­ma­tion ses­sions and work­shops. Work may have occa­sional evening and week­end hours. 

EIP Presidential Scholarship — Apply by July 7


Dead­line: Mon­day, July 7, 2014

Pro­gram Benefits

  • Schol­ar­ship Award (amount will be based on cur­rent fund­ing lev­els – pre­vi­ous awards have ranged from $3,500 — $4,500)
  • Year-long under­grad­u­ate research sem­i­nar and pre­sen­ta­tion opportunities
  • One-on-one pre-graduate advis­ing and grad­u­ate appli­ca­tion preparation
  • Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research community


  • Affil­i­ated with the Early Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Pro­gram (easy to become affil­i­ated – just email us at eip@uw.edu to set up a quick appointment!)
  • Min­i­mum 3.0 GPA
  • Min­i­mum 125 cred­its com­pleted as of Spring Quar­ter 2014
  • At least one full aca­d­e­mic year remain­ing before graduating
  • Plans to con­duct under­grad­u­ate research all three quar­ters of the 2014–15 aca­d­e­mic year
  • Plans to pur­sue grad­u­ate school
  • All majors are encour­aged to apply!

More infor­ma­tion is avail­able at http://depts.washington.edu/eip/presschol.htm and all ques­tions can be directed to eip@uw.edu.

Movie Screening: Crisscross by Allison Ross

The Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity would like to invite you all to a movie screen­ing of the film, “Criss­cross” by Mary Gates Ven­ture Scholar Alli­son Ross.

The film is set in Seat­tle and is an adap­ta­tion of “Ham­let” by Shake­speare. There will be two movies, each run­ning approx­i­mately 20 min­utes.  The first will be a nar­ra­tive and the sec­ond a “com­men­tary” in which Alli­son will reor­ga­nize the clips in such a way as to exem­plify the three themes that she is con­vey­ing through the proof of con­cept film: adap­ta­tion, open-ended nar­ra­tive and eth­i­cal ambiguity.

There will be a Q&A with Alli­son imme­di­ately fol­low­ing the films. Pop­corn and other refresh­ments will be pro­vided by the Mary Gates Endow­ment and Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram.

Event Details:

Tues­day June 10th, 2014
2:30 PM — 3:30 PM
Cen­ter For Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity
Mary Gates Hall Room 171-E

RSVP HERE: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/460

Take a break from study­ing and check out this great stu­dent film!  We hope to see you there!

Bricolage Issue 32 Release Party

From our friends at the Brico­lage Lit­er­ary & Visual Arts Jour­nal. Help them cel­e­brate the release of the lat­est edi­tion. And in case you aren’t famil­iar, Brico­lage is a fully student-led under­grad­u­ate jour­nal in the lit­er­ary and visual arts here at UW.

Please join us for our offi­cial release of Issue 32 on May 29th at 7pm at the Uni­ver­sity Book Store. The jour­nal this year is filled with amaz­ing poetry, prose, and visual art from extremely tal­ented UW stu­dents, staff, fac­ulty, and alumni. Some of the con­trib­u­tors to the jour­nal will present their work, and we will be sell­ing copies at the event for $10, so bring cash or checks made out to “Brico­lage: UW Eng­lish Depart­ment”. Friends and fam­ily are wel­come to come!

Face­book Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580024728889415/

More infor­ma­tion about the pre­sen­ter line up can be found on our web­site: http://bricolageuw.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/issue-32-release-party-update/

Not sure what Brico­lage is? Check out our web­site to learn more about this awe­some publication.

You can also read about the work the staff of Issue 32 has put in the past year in this arti­cle pub­lished by The Daily at UW!