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 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 and all ques­tions can be directed to

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


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:

More infor­ma­tion about the pre­sen­ter line up can be found on our web­site:

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!

Summer Course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

GEN ST 348: Cre­at­ing an Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Portfolio

Full Sum­mer Term (June 23-Aug. 22)
T/Th, 3:30–4:30pm
SLN 11610
2 cred­its, CR/NC


Robin Chang,, Office of Merit Schol­ar­ships, Fel­low­ships & Awards
Lau­ren Bro­hawn,, Under­grad­u­ate Research Program

This course will guide you through the process of build­ing an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio devel­op­ment process will help you to iden­tify deep con­nec­tions between your learn­ing, your expe­ri­ences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activ­i­ties explor­ing your per­sonal strengths; orga­nize and doc­u­ment your accom­plish­ments; and high­light evi­dence of your learn­ing in cre­ative and visual ways that show­case your skills and knowl­edge. You will con­clude this course with the skillset and a mul­ti­me­dia frame­work nec­es­sary to main­tain a per­sonal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your sig­nif­i­cant learn­ing expe­ri­ences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to stu­dents of all grade-levels and all aca­d­e­mic majors, no prior expe­ri­ence with tech­nol­ogy is necessary).

2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium Video

The video below show­cases just a few of the more than 1,100 stu­dents and 800 men­tors who make UW’s Annual Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium such a spec­tac­u­lar event. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all of the stu­dent pre­sen­ters and their men­tors for their inspir­ing work.

URP is Hiring! Undergraduate Student Assistant — priority deadline June 23

The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (URP) in the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity pro­motes and facil­i­tates oppor­tu­ni­ties for under­grad­u­ates to par­tic­i­pate in research with fac­ulty, pro­vides a pub­lic forum for stu­dents to present their work, and offers advis­ing and other resources.

We cur­rently seek an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent assis­tant to work 15–19.5 hours per week, prefer­ably start­ing this sum­mer and con­tin­u­ing through aca­d­e­mic year 2014–15.  Com­pen­sa­tion is $10.00/hour.  This posi­tion is Work-Study eligible.

Gen­eral Duties/Description:

  • Pro­vide web, data­base, and other tech­nol­ogy sup­port for the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram includ­ing rou­tine URP web­site updates.
  • Assist in daily oper­a­tions includ­ing email man­age­ment, the devel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion, and dis­tri­b­u­tion of URP pub­li­ca­tion mate­ri­als; office orga­ni­za­tion; pro­gram outreach;
  • Per­form a vari­ety of sup­port func­tions for URP pro­grams and events, includ­ing the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium; and
  • Occa­sional front desk recep­tion sup­port for the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diversity.


  • Valu­able expe­ri­ence for stu­dents who want to gain pro­fes­sional work expe­ri­ence and/or learn about stu­dent ser­vices in higher education.
  • Interesting/relevant work envi­ron­ment for stu­dents who are already involved or inter­ested in under­grad­u­ate research.
  • Work with friendly staff in a sup­port­ive, team-oriented environment.


  • Work well both as a mem­ber of a small team and independently.
  • Excel­lent oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills.
  • Cre­ative prob­lem solv­ing skills, abil­ity to bal­ance a vari­ety of duties, and atten­tion to detail.
  • Expe­ri­ence with PC appli­ca­tions, par­tic­u­larly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowl­edge of and expe­ri­ence with web-page updates and maintenance.
  • High com­fort level with com­puter tech­nol­ogy and soft­ware pro­grams, includ­ing inter­est in learn­ing new web-page design and other tech­ni­cal skills.

Addi­tional Desired Skills:

  • Famil­iar­ity with basic HTML and/or Dru­pal con­tent man­age­ment systems.
  • Famil­iar­ity with using social media platforms.
  • Pro­fi­ciency with MS Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Famil­iar­ity with basic Adobe Pho­to­shop and Illus­tra­tor and/or InDesign.

How to Apply: Pri­or­ity dead­line for con­sid­er­a­tion is Mon­day, June 23

Please email a resume, cover let­ter, and con­tact infor­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences to: Lau­ren Bro­hawn, Pro­gram Coör­di­na­tor, Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram via Word or pdf attach­ment to

To learn more about the Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram, visit:

An Evening with Neuroscience, Friday, May 23


On Fri­day, May 23rd, a panel of Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton neu­ro­sci­en­tists will hang out and dis­cuss up-and-coming research, their favorite sto­ries and myths, and a brainy joke or two.

Come join the Grey Mat­ters Jour­nal for a fun and infor­mal dis­cus­sion. This event is open to every­one – no neu­ro­science back­ground needed! Dur­ing the first 60 min­utes, the pan­elists will dis­cuss top­ics sub­mit­ted by the pub­lic (sub­mit your ques­tion via the Grey Mat­ters web­site). Then, we will open a few floor micro­phones for the audi­ence to ask ques­tions (or share their favorite brain joke).


Date: May 23, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Loca­tion: The HUB Lyceum at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton (map).
Cost: FREE