Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy

President Cauce has encouraged UW students, faculty, and staff to share their expertise for the public good. But what role can academics play in solving today’s pressing problems? How can we break out of the cloistered world of academic journals and conferences and share our research with a broad audience? How can we bring facts to the forefront of today’s urgent issues?

This Saturday, April 29th, UW Libraries, the eScience Institute, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities will host Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy. Featuring lectures and workshops by members of UW and Seattle media organizations, Going Public will provide faculty and students practical guidance on engaging the public and policy-makers via the press, social media, and other venues. The event will run from 9am – 3pm. Registration is free and includes lunch. A full schedule of event activities and registration link can be found here.

ScribeAmerica Positions for Prospective Medical School Students

ScribeAmerica is hiring medical scribes for two gastroenterology locations in Bellevue and Kirkland. Site specific details are available on request. Pay starts at $11/hr. Positions are part-time (~20-32 hours/week). Ideal candidates will be able to type at least 75 words per minute, start self-scheduled online training in May, and begin on-site floor training upon graduation in mid June. For more information, contact Tinny Liang at PSGIScribes@Scribeamerica.com

Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning

The Woodrow Wilson Academy is looking for collaborative, creative entrepreneurs with strong STEM content knowledge who are deeply committed not just to innovation, but also to classroom teaching. Beginning in summer 2017, a small group of Design Fellows will help build and beta-test the Academy’s curriculum as they work toward an initial teaching license in middle or high school STEM fields. Collaborating closely with the faculty and staff of the Academy, Design Fellows will help create and test assessments and refine the Academy’s program. At the same time, they can progress towards fulfilling the requirements for initial STEM teaching licensure in Massachusetts. All WW Academy Design Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend. A full job description and application information can be found here.

CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

The CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program provides opportunities for selected students to gain full-time experience developing ideas by spending the summer working as an intern with faculty-led initiatives. Innovation Scholars will contribute to the work of emerging companies and licensing opportunities, extending their learning from the classroom into the realm of innovation and entrepreneurship. Interns may work on further development or testing of core concepts or engage in the development of other aspects of the projects such as data analysis, marketing, customer surveys, etc. Each position has unique prerequisites and eligibility requirements, and applicants must indicate which position(s) interest them. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology Field School

This summer, the University of Washington and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are offering a six week field course (ARCHY 270) in tribal historic preservation and archaeological field methods on the Grand Ronde Reservation in Grand Ronde, OR. Field school students will work with and alongside the Grand Ronde Tribal Historic Preservation Office to document historic reservation properties. The field school is a unique opportunity to gain training in a variety archaeological, ethnographic, and community-based field methods. Students will learn a variety of low-impact archaeological techniques for documenting tribal cultural resources including high-precision remote sensing, survey, and mapping technologies. Students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of survey design, excavation strategies, and artifact analysis. Lectures, field trips, workshops, and public outreach events will complement these essential skills and present further opportunities for students to understand the principles of tribal historic preservation and archaeological practice. Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2017. See the attached flyer for more information.

VISIONS Ocean Expedition 2017

Applications for the UW Sea-Going Research and Discovery course (OCEAN 411) are now open. The course offers students the opportunity to participate on a global-class research ship using a state-of the-art underwater robotic vehicle (ROV). During the 1.5 – 3 week time at sea, students will work alongside experienced scientists, engineers, and shipʼs crew members to gain at-sea research and sea-going experience using advanced oceanographic research instruments and vehicles. The course has no prerequisites and is open to all students. Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2017. See the attached flyer for more information.

NASA Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The NASA Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a summer quarter undergraduate research opportunity for STEM undergraduates at the University of Washington. Student researchers work under the guidance of a UW faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or research scientist on a physical or natural sciences project. SURP awards are $5,000 for a full time summer intern (40 hours a week) and $2,500 for a part-time summer intern (20 hours a week). Applications will be accepted until April 14, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

AHA Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships

The American Heart Association (AHA) Summer Undergraduate Fellowships offer students the opportunity to participate in intensive 10-week research experiences at UC San Diego. In addition to working closely with faculty members on cutting-edge research projects, the students will participate in a number of professional development activities and will present their research at the Summer Research Conference at UC San Diego. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend; a limited number of travel and living subsidies are available. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here or in the attached flyer.

Mahina International Indigenous Health Research Training Program

Mahina is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral and public health research fields. It is the only MHIRT program that exposes students to Indigenist approaches to wellness and Indigenous research ethics and protocols. The program features onsite immersion in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and research learning opportunities with Indigenous peoples. The program offers trainees funding for travel and housing costs and a stipend for living expenses. Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.