Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program — Deadline January 2, 2015

U.S. Depart­ment of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fel­low­ship Pro­gram (MLEF) 

Appli­ca­tion closes Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 2, 2015 – click http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/ to get started NOW!

The Mickey Leland Energy Fel­low­ship (MLEF) Pro­gram pro­vides stu­dents with an oppor­tu­nity to gain and develop research skills with the Depart­ment of Energy’s Office of Fos­sil Energy for 10 weeks over the sum­mer. For 20 years, this pro­gram has increased aware­ness of DOE research oppor­tu­ni­ties to stu­dents pur­su­ing STEM degrees (sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math). The goal of the pro­gram is to improve oppor­tu­ni­ties for women and minor­ity stu­dents in these fields, how­ever all eli­gi­ble can­di­dates are encour­aged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eli­gi­ble Fel­lows will receive an addi­tional travel and hous­ing allowance.  For more infor­ma­tion, visithttp://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumu­la­tive GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be cur­rently enrolled full-time in an accred­ited col­lege or uni­ver­sity (sopho­more year or higher) or had a Ph.D. con­ferred on or after Jan­u­ary 2, 2014 in a sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing or math­e­mat­ics (STEM) degree

Friday Harbor Labs 2015 Schedule


Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Fri­day Har­bor Laboratories

Spend Spring, Sum­mer or Autumn on San Juan Island, Wash­ing­ton
2015 courses and research in marine sci­ence for under­grads, post-bacs and grad­u­ate stu­dents from around the world

Apply Online: http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/
March 30 — June 5 (10 weeks), appli­ca­tion review Jan. 25*
Stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in a com­bi­na­tion of 3 or 4 courses:
1. Marine Zool­ogy (FHL/BIOL 430, 5 cred­its) and
2. Marine Botany (FHL/BIOL 440, 5 cred­its) and
3. Choice of a Research Expe­ri­ence (6 cred­its):
Nearshore Ecol­ogy Research Expe­ri­ence (FHL 450) or
Aquatic Ani­mals Research Expe­ri­ence (FHL 460)
4. Under­grad­u­ate Sem­i­nar (optional, FHL 490, 1 credit)
– Marine Pro­tist Ecol­ogy (OCEAN 492, 15 cred­its)
June 15 — July 17 (5 weeks), appli­ca­tion review Feb. 1*
9-credit courses (select one):
– Marine Inver­te­brate Zool­ogy (FHL/BIOL 432)
– Marine Algae (FHL/BIOL 539)
– Com­par­a­tive Inver­te­brate Embry­ol­ogy (FHL/BIOL 536)
– Sen­sory Biol­ogy & Behav­ior of Fishes (FHL/FISH 528 A)
July 20 — Aug. 21 (5 weeks), appli­ca­tion review Feb. 1*
9-credit courses (select one):
– Ecol­ogy & Con­ser­va­tion of Marine Birds & Mam­mals (FHL/FISH 492)
– Ocean Acid­i­fi­ca­tion (FHL/BIOL 568 A)
– Fish Swim­ming (FHL/FISH 528 B)
– Exper­i­men­tal Marine Ecol­ogy (FHL/BIOL 568 B)
– Sci­en­tific Div­ing & the Ecol­ogy of Tem­per­ate Reefs
(FHL/BIOL 568 C)
Sum­mer Research Intern­ships 2015
June 15 — Aug. 15 (8 weeks) Appli­ca­tion dead­line March 1
Paid intern­ships tar­geted to under­grad­u­ates
Funded by NSF REU, BEACON and the Blinks Endow­ment
Late Sum­mer 2015 Non-Credit Work­shops
Aug. 24 — Sept. 4 (3 weeks), appli­ca­tion review Feb. 1*
– Annelid Diver­sity & Evo­lu­tion
– Prac­ti­cal Com­put­ing for Biol­o­gists (and Other Sci­en­tists)
Sept. 30 — Dec. 11 (10 weeks)
appli­ca­tion review dates: May 15 (early review) and July 1*
– Pelagic Ecosys­tem Func­tion in the
San Juan Arch­i­pel­ago (OCEAN 492, 15 cred­its)
Stu­dents select a com­bi­na­tion of courses from a list of
undergraduate-level course choices to total full-time
enroll­ment (12 or more cred­its). Courses to be deter­mined.
* For pri­or­ity review sub­mit your
appli­ca­tion by the date listed; late
appli­ca­tions will be accepted if
space avail­able.
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton
Fri­day Har­bor Laboratories

Apply Online:



Astronaut Scholarship Foundation $10,000 Award — Deadline Jan. 30, 2015

The Astro­naut Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion (ASF) is offer­ing a $10,000
under­grad­u­ate stu­dent award for the 2015–2016 aca­d­e­mic year. As such, they
are seek­ing stu­dent nom­i­nees from Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton fac­ulty
mem­bers. The Wash­ing­ton NASA Space Grant Con­sor­tium serves as the liai­son
between the UW and ASF.

Fac­ulty should select an out­stand­ing UW under­grad­u­ate stu­dent who is
major­ing in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing, or math (STEM) dis­ci­plines.
Stu­dent nom­i­nees must be highly moti­vated, focused on their sci­en­tific
objec­tives, and pos­sess intel­lec­tual dar­ing. No inter­est in an astro­naut
career is required.

Please keep in mind that stu­dents can­not apply directly for this award and
must be nom­i­nated by a fac­ulty member.

We rec­om­mend that inter­ested stu­dents take ini­tia­tive and down­load the
schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als from the URL iden­ti­fied below, then meet
with a fac­ulty mem­ber for nom­i­na­tion purposes.

Nom­i­na­tion forms and more detailed ASF schol­ar­ship infor­ma­tion may be
down­loaded from: http://www.waspacegrant.org/undergr.html

Eli­gi­bil­ity and Appli­ca­tion process:
–Must be a United States cit­i­zen
–Must be iden­ti­fied and nom­i­nated by at least one fac­ulty mem­ber who knows
the stu­dent per­son­ally and well
–Must be enter­ing junior or senior under­grad­u­ate year

Accom­pa­ny­ing the nom­i­na­tion form must be:
–Two nom­i­na­tion let­ters from fac­ulty mem­bers; one must be from the
nom­i­nat­ing pro­fes­sor
–A short state­ment of inter­est, activ­i­ties, hob­bies, and goals
–An offi­cial tran­script
–Finan­cial Sum­mary Form
–Proof of citizenship

ASF Nom­i­na­tion doc­u­ments may be deliv­ered to the address below in per­son
or via post mail no later than Jan­u­ary 30, 2015 at 5pm.

Wash­ing­ton NASA Space Grant
attn: Astro­naut Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion
John­son 141
Box 351310
Seat­tle, WA 98195

This year¹s ASF Scholar is John Mehlhaff, who is pur­su­ing a dou­ble major
in physics and com­puter sci­ence. A com­plete list of past UW awardees and
their majors may be found here:

Ques­tions should be directed to me via e-mail at jcc5@uw.edu. Please see
attached flyer and share with inter­ested parties.

2015 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship — Deadline April 1, 2015

Announc­ing the 2015 Bul­litt Foun­da­tion Envi­ron­men­tal Fellowship!

The Bul­litt Foun­da­tion will start accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Bul­litt Envi­ron­men­tal Fel­low­ship on Jan­u­ary 1, 2015. Each year, one out­stand­ing grad­u­ate stu­dent from a uni­ver­sity located in the Pacific North­west or British Colum­bia is selected for this pres­ti­gious award of $100,000, dis­trib­uted over two years. The Fel­low­ship was estab­lished in 2007 to honor Priscilla Bul­litt Collins, the late chair of the Bul­litt Foun­da­tion who donated her time, energy and money work­ing for the pub­lic good.

Can­di­dates must have a strong aca­d­e­mic record, a demon­strated capac­ity for lead­er­ship, the promise of emerg­ing as an envi­ron­men­tal leader, and a fac­ulty mem­ber nom­i­na­tion. Stu­dents of color, or those who come from a dis­ad­van­taged back­ground or who have over­come sig­nif­i­cant hard­ship are highly encour­aged to apply for this award.

Please help us spread this announce­ment widely by shar­ing with your col­leagues and encour­age any grad­u­ate can­di­date stu­dent with the desired qual­i­ties to sub­mit an appli­ca­tion by April 1, 2015. More infor­ma­tion, FAQ’s, and appli­ca­tion instruc­tions can be found on our website.

UW Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)- Deadline Feb 15, 2015

Post-Baccalaureate Research Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram (PREP) is a pro­gram housed at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, aimed to those stu­dents wish­ing to pur­sue a career in Bio­med­ical Research.

PREP will recruit can­di­dates from under­rep­re­sented minor­ity, eco­nom­i­cally dis­ad­van­taged, and phys­i­cally dis­abled groups who already hold bac­calau­re­ate degrees and wish to opti­mize their prepa­ra­tion for and suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of grad­u­ate stud­ies lead­ing to a Ph.D. in the bio­med­ical sci­ences. The pro­gram will pro­vide the following:

  • One year Men­tored Lab­o­ra­tory Experience
  • Grad­u­ate School appli­ca­tion assistance
  • Travel to attend one national conference
  • GRE course
  • Writ­ing course
  • Health and den­tal benefits
  •  Tuition Assis­tance for one course at the UW

Salary of $27,000/year
Appli­ca­tions for the aca­d­e­mic year 2015–2016 are now open and until Feb 15, 2015.

For more infor­ma­tion please visit our web­site:  https://depts.washington.edu/uwprep/

Year in Tokyo at Waseda University — Deadline Jan 9 2015

Appli­ca­tions are still being accepted for the Waseda Global Lead­er­ship Pro­gram. Cur­rent sopho­mores and juniors from all majors are encour­aged to apply (to see a list of course offer­ings visit: http://www.cie-waseda.jp/glp/us/curriculum/disciplinary-courses)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Jan­u­ary 9, 2015

This year-long exchange puts you in the heart of Tokyo, hous­ing costs cov­ered. Stu­dents will attend classes at Waseda Uni­ver­sity and expe­ri­ence Japan­ese cul­ture with a small cohort of stu­dents from across the nation (Colum­bia, UC Berke­ley, Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, and George­town).  For more infor­ma­tion, please visit our web­site.

About Waseda

This inter­dis­ci­pli­nary lead­er­ship pro­gram runs autumn 2015-spring 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Stu­dents will receive UW credit (Hon­ors or other cred­its per pre-approval). Hous­ing costs are cov­ered through the pro­gram; how­ever, stu­dents will need to cover tuition (cost of UW tuition), air­fare, food, and spend­ing money.  Stu­dents accepted to this “inte­grated study abroad” pro­gram will enroll in a prepara­tory sem­i­nar dur­ing spring quar­ter and engage with a small cohort of GLP Waseda exchange stu­dents who are spend­ing the cur­rent aca­d­e­mic year at the UW. In addi­tion, dur­ing the year long pro­gram at Waseda Uni­ver­sity, UW stu­dents will engage with a cohort of stu­dents from US uni­ver­si­ties who are part of the GLP cohort (at present UW, Colum­bia, George­town, Uni­ver­sity of California-Berkeley, and Uni­ver­sity of Pennsylvania).

Fast Facts for Waseda

  • Most Waseda classes are taught in English.
  • Most classes are 2 cred­its and meet once per week for 1.5 hours.
  • Most stu­dents take eight to ten courses per semester.
  • 45–54 cred­its per year is an aver­age course load. Most stu­dents take up to five classes per semes­ter, and some take up to seven.
  • The Waseda aca­d­e­mic struc­ture is based on the “Zemi” model. A Zemi is a unique Japan­ese aca­d­e­mic expe­ri­ence that is a cross between a sem­i­nar, lab, and social network/club.
  • Aca­d­e­mic calendar:
    • Autumn semes­ter: Sep­tem­ber 21Feb­ru­ary 5
    • Spring semes­ter: April 1 — August 2

Con­tact Info

Asso­ciate Direc­tor and Hon­ors Inter­na­tional lead, Julie Vil­le­gas, villegas@uw.edu206−543−7172



Poster Session & Competition in Phoenix, AZ


Poster Ses­sion & Competition

Jan­u­ary 17, 2015  ~ Phoenix, AZ

Abstract Sub­mis­sions Due by Novem­ber 15 to Scott Burgess


Con­fer­ence Areas of Focus:

  • Global Secu­rity, Cyber Intel­li­gence & Avi­a­tion Safety
  • Unmanned Aer­ial Sys­tems & UAVs– Pri­vacy & Secu­rity, National Air­space Sys­tem Integration
  • Com­mer­cial Space Flight Sys­tems, Oper­a­tions & Safety
  • Human Fac­tors, CRM & Avi­a­tion Psychology
  • Sys­tems Safety, includ­ing Fire, Law Enforce­ment, Emer­gency Response
  • Acci­dent Investigation
  • Main­te­nance, Frac­tional Own­er­ship & Busi­ness, Cor­po­rate & Gen­eral Aviation

Free Reg­is­tra­tion

~Sat­ur­day Only~

Free Reg­is­tra­tion for Under­grad­u­ate Researchers Par­tic­i­pat­ing in Ses­sions on Jan­u­ary 17.

Reg­is­ter Now


- Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing & Math Ses­sion for High School Programs

- Under­grad­u­ate Research Poster Sessions

- Under­grad­u­ate Research Round­table Sessions

Learn more

Poster Ses­sions

- Open to National & Inter­na­tional Under­grad­u­ate Students

- Show­case Your Research on a 36″ x 48″ Poster