ITHS Undergraduate Fellowship Program — Deadline Oct. 15th

Call for Appli­ca­tions: ITHS Under­grad­u­ate Fel­low­ship Program

Octo­ber 15th Deadline

The Insti­tute of Trans­la­tional Health Sci­ences (ITHS) is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for fel­low­ship posi­tions start­ing in the 2014–2015 school year. The ITHS is a part­ner­ship between the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, Fred Hutchin­son Can­cer Research Cen­ter, Seat­tle Can­cer Care Alliance, and Seat­tle Children’s Hos­pi­tal & Research Insti­tute, and col­lab­o­rates with regional insti­tu­tions, com­mu­ni­ties, and tribal groups.

About the ITHS Under­grad­u­ate Fel­low­ship Program

The ITHS Under­grad­u­ate Fel­low­ship Pro­gram seeks stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in a men­tored inves­tiga­tive project. Stu­dents who are inter­ested in a future career in a health sci­ences field are encour­aged to apply.

  • Fel­low­ship offers up to 20 hours per week paid employment
  • Appoint­ments are of vari­able length, from one aca­d­e­mic quar­ter to one cal­en­dar year, with the pos­si­bil­ity of renewal
  • Fel­lows will receive a Cer­tifi­cate of Par­tic­i­pa­tion from the ITHS indi­cat­ing the dura­tion of their involve­ment with the Fel­low­ship Program

Get more infor­ma­tion

Call for Submissions: UT Journal of Undergraduate Research

Call For Submissions

Pur­suit: The Jour­nal of Under­grad­u­ate Research at the Uni­ver­sity of Tennessee

Pur­suit is ded­i­cated to pub­lish­ing the schol­arly work of under­grad­u­ates and is sup­ported by the Uni­ver­sity of Ten­nessee Office of Research and Engage­ment and the Chancellor’s Hon­ors Pro­gram. The edi­tors and review board are under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who review sub­mis­sions and work with select fac­ulty and staff to publish.

Pur­suit is cur­rently accept­ing sub­mis­sions for the Spring 2015 edi­tion (Vol­ume 6, Issue 1). Sub­mis­sions must have been writ­ten dur­ing the author’s under­grad­u­ate stud­ies, though authors may sub­mit work to Pur­suit up to one year after.

The pri­or­ity dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Octo­ber 23, 2014. The final dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Jan­u­ary 6, 2015.

Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ence papers may be up to 30 pages max­i­mum; Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing papers may be up to15 pages max­i­mum. End­notes must be used instead of foot­notes. Please include a short biog­ra­phy of yourself.

Sub­mit your research papers or the­ses as a .doc or .docx file to the Pur­suit web­site at Trace: http://trace.tennessee.edu/pursuit

Please email the edi­tor in chief, Julia Ross, jross26@vols.utk.edu with any questions.

Opportunity to Tutor Underrepresented Youth with Seattle MESA

We are look­ing for engag­ing and moti­vated under­grad­u­ate and stu­dents who want to make a dif­fer­ence to under­rep­re­sented youth in Seat­tle.  Start­ing this fall, you can begin your train­ing to become a Seat­tle MESA math and sci­ence tutor for high school students.

WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?  

Seat­tle MESA pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties and resources that inspire stu­dents tra­di­tion­ally under­rep­re­sented in STEM fields, to pur­sue edu­ca­tion and careers in math, engi­neer­ing and sci­ence (http://www.seattlemesa.org/).  We are offer­ing a tutor train­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for UW grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate stu­dents as well as com­mu­nity mem­bers to work with Seat­tle high school stu­dents in math and science.

WHO CAN TUTOR?

Engag­ing and moti­vated UW grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who want to work with high school stu­dents and have a com­mit­ment to diver­sity and inclu­sion.  We are look­ing for stu­dents who want train­ing and expe­ri­ence work­ing in local Seat­tle schools with a cohort of trained peers.

Seat­tle MESA Tutors must com­plete to following:

  • Com­plete a Seat­tle MESA Intro­duc­tory Tutor­ing Train­ing Work­shop (CENV 410).
  • Attend a weekly sem­i­nar dur­ing their first quar­ter of tutor­ing (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Win­ter quarters).
  • Tutor stu­dents once a week on site at a part­ner school dur­ing the after­school pro­gram hours.
  • Com­plete and pass the appro­pri­ate sub­ject area test.
  • Com­plete a back­ground check through the Seat­tle Pub­lic Schools and fol­low UW vol­un­teer guidelines.

HOW AND WHEN CAN I START?

Reg­is­ter now for the fall MESA Intro­duc­tory Tutor Train­ing Work­shop (C ENV 410 Spe­cial Top­ics in the Fall Time Sched­ule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cul­tural com­pe­tency train­ing designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seat­tle high school stu­dents in math. You will observe teach­ers and your stu­dents in their class­rooms and com­plete a series of assign­ments and reflec­tions.  There will be two work­shop oppor­tu­ni­ties offered in fall quar­ter: one in Octo­ber and the other in Novem­ber. They meet three Wednes­days each:  Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3–5 pm OR Nov 5,12,and 19 from 4-6pm.  All stu­dents must also be able to com­plete a class­room obser­va­tion dur­ing the day at a local high school.

CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR?
Maybe!  Our tutor­ing train­ing pro­gram course­work can ful­fill the Field Expe­ri­ence require­ment for the ELS minor and may be con­sid­ered as cred­its towards the Diver­sity minor.

Ques­tions?  Please email mtutoruw@uw.edu depts.washington.edu/seamesa

UW SACNAS Welcome BBQ — September 25th

Mark your cal­en­dars! You and your friends are invited to the first UW SACNAS Event of the 2014–2015 school year: The UW SACNAS Wel­come BBQ!

UW SACNAS Wel­come BBQ!
Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 25th 5:30–8:30 PM
Loca­tion: Patio/Grass Area between Foege N and S (Genome Sci & BioE build­ings in South campus)
 
Come catch up with old friends, meet new peo­ple and enjoy some FREE BBQ
All new and con­tin­u­ing UW STEM under­grads and grad stu­dents are welcome!

See you soon!

Erica Sanchez, UW SACNAS Chap­ter President

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If you would like to join our mail­ing list, please email us at sacnas@u.washington.edu

UW SACNAS Chap­ter web­site = http://students.washington.edu/sacnas/
Face­book or Twit­ter UW SACNAS“
Chap­ter Blog “http://uwsacnas.wordpress.com/
National SACNAS web­site = http://www.sacnas.org/

Undergraduate Science Journal Seeks Staff!

Jour­nal of Young Inves­ti­ga­tors is seek­ing moti­vated stu­dents to join our staff!

With the return of the aca­d­e­mic year often comes an increase in sub­mis­sions for JYI, and we expect this year to be no dif­fer­ent. Each sum­mer, as stu­dents grad­u­ate and leave JYI, we look for new, enthu­si­as­tic staff mem­bers to fill their roles. This fall we are look­ing for­ward to the new sub­mis­sions that have been writ­ten and pol­ished dur­ing the sum­mer, but we need more staff mem­bers to help! We have also been in con­tact with a very large sci­en­tific writ­ing con­test in Europe, and we plan to pub­lish many of those papers as well. This is where you come in:

JYI is seek­ing moti­vated under­grad­u­ate stu­dents to fill sev­eral dif­fer­ent roles within our orga­ni­za­tion. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, open access sci­ence jour­nal ded­i­cated to expand­ing pub­li­ca­tion access and expe­ri­ence to under­grad­u­ate stu­dents. Our staff is made up entirely of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, with assis­tance of fac­ulty and pro­fes­sional men­tors. All of our staff receive train­ing in the depart­ment of their posi­tion, which may include cor­po­rate man­age­ment, sci­ence writ­ing, jour­nal­ism, edit­ing, finance man­age­ment, and programming.

We are cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the fol­low­ing positions:

  • Asso­ciate Edi­tor– Biol­ogy and Med­ical Sciences
  • Asso­ciate Edi­tor– Phys­i­cal Sci­ences and Mathematics
  • Asso­ciate Edi­tor– Psy­chol­ogy and Social Sciences
  • Copy Edi­tor
  • Pub­lic Rela­tions Officer
  • Cor­po­rate Officer
  • Sci­ence and Career Cen­ter Editor
  • News and Fea­tures Editor
  • Jour­nal­ist
  • Pro­gram­mer
  • Chief Finan­cial Officer*
    • *CFO is a mem­ber of JYI’s Exec­u­tive Board

For more infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tion, please visit http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/

and if you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me!

Rachel Bietz, Direc­tor of Pub­lic Relations
Jour­nal of Young Inves­ti­ga­tors
d
pr@jyi.org

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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