EIP/McNair Scholars/GO-MAP Graduate Recruitment Fair


The EIP, McNair Schol­ars, and GO-MAP pro­grams are once again spon­sor­ing a Grad­u­ate School Recruit­ment Fair for UW stu­dents. This year, the Recruit­ment Fair will take place in Mary Gates Hall on Thurs­day, May 15, the day before the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium. The event runs from noon-3pm and includes raf­fle prizes.  OPEN TO ALL!

WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards


Announc­ing two research fund­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. These two oppor­tu­ni­ties share a com­mon appli­ca­tion with a dead­line of May 30.  Please share widely.

Wash­ing­ton Research Foun­da­tion Fellowships

Wash­ing­ton Research Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ships (WRFF) for advanced under­grad­u­ates sup­port promis­ing stu­dents who work on cre­ative and sophis­ti­cated sci­ence and engi­neer­ing research projects under the guid­ance of UW fac­ulty. WRFFs tar­get under­grad­u­ates who have already par­tic­i­pated in under­grad­u­ate research for at least three quar­ters and who are work­ing beyond an intro­duc­tory level in a project that requires cre­ativ­ity and advanced knowledge.

Under­grad­u­ates who are inter­ested in devot­ing a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of time to research, which both com­ple­ments their course­work and fur­thers their pro­fes­sional goals, are espe­cially encour­aged to apply.

View more infor­ma­tion here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Dead­line: May 30

Levin­son Emerg­ing Schol­ars Awards

The Levin­son Emerg­ing Schol­ars Pro­gram sup­ports tal­ented and highly moti­vated UW juniors and seniors who want to pur­sue cre­ative and advanced research in biol­ogy, bio­chem­istry, bio­engi­neer­ing, bioin­for­mat­ics, chem­istry, genet­ics, neu­ro­science, and related fields.

As Levin­son Emerg­ing Schol­ars, selected out­stand­ing UW under­grad­u­ates will receive fund­ing to sup­port their research in these dis­ci­plines, includ­ing fund­ing to present their find­ings at a pro­fes­sional conference.

By fund­ing ten schol­ars each year, the Levin­son Emerg­ing Schol­ars Pro­gram nur­tures a grow­ing cadre of high cal­iber aca­d­e­mic researchers who, in turn, will fur­ther inno­va­tion in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more infor­ma­tion here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/
Dead­line: May 30

To apply for either or both of these oppor­tu­ni­ties, visit: http://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/323

IMPACT: Aspirations Shaped by Undergraduate Experiential Learning

You are invited to the Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and Diver­sity (EXPD) Stu­dent Art Show Open­ing next Wednes­day, April 16th from 3:30-5pm. Enjoy some light refresh­ments while view­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the stu­dent art­work dis­played in EXPD, 171 Mary Gates Hall.

We hope to see you there!

EXPD Art Show Invite

Design Help Desk @ The Research Commons



Tues­days, 5:30–7:30pm
Spring 2014: April 09-June 03
No appoint­ment nec­es­sary, drop-in only

UW Allen Library Research Com­mons
Green Room C

Design Con­sul­tants for Spring 2014:
Abi­gail Steinem
M.Design Can­di­date, UW Design Division

Tay­lor Nel­son
B.Design Can­di­date, UW Design Division

The Design Help Desk offers free advice for mem­bers of the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton com­mu­nity who are seek­ing to improve their visu­als for pre­sen­ta­tion and publication.

Clients can bring any visual work related to their research or teaching—including fig­ures, dia­grams, data plots, pre­sen­ta­tions and posters—and receive help from a designer on staff. Design con­sul­tants are Design Divi­sion grad­u­ate students.

The Design Help Desk started as a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Prof. Karen Cheng (Visual Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Design) and Asst. Prof. Marco Rolandi (Mate­ri­als Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing) funded by the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion. The Design Help Desk is now sup­ported by the UW Col­lege of Engi­neer­ing and the UW Design Divi­sion.

Read about the Design Help Desk in UW Today! Also, see our paper, “A Brief Guide to Design­ing Effec­tive Fig­ures for the Sci­en­tific Paper.”

Call for applications: Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Appli­ca­tion Due Date: Fri­day, April 18th, 2014 by 5:00 pm.
Appli­cants must be avail­able for an inter­view between the dates of May 19 — 23rd.
Selec­tions will be announced on or around June 1st.

Down­load an appli­ca­tion here

McNair Pro­gram

The Ronald E. McNair Pro­gram is fed­er­ally funded by the Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion to pre­pare low-income, first gen­er­a­tion under­grad­u­ates and under­grad­u­ates from under­rep­re­sented groups for doc­toral study through involve­ment in research and schol­arly activ­i­ties. The Depart­ment of Education’s web page pro­vides more infor­ma­tion at http://www.ed.gov/programs/triomcnair/index.html.

Pro­gram Benefits

The pro­gram offers a chal­leng­ing and sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment that is con­ducive to learn­ing and personal/professional devel­op­ment. As a McNair Scholar, you will receive:

  • The sup­port of McNair Pro­gram Advisors
  • Research oppor­tu­ni­ties
  • Gen­er­ous research stipends and travel allowances
  • Fac­ulty mentoring
  • Work­shops on the grad­u­ate school appli­ca­tion process
  • Assis­tance in locat­ing grad­u­ate schools
  • Access to stan­dard­ized test prepa­ra­tion software
  • Access to tutor­ing and the OMA Instruc­tional Center
  • Assis­tance in locat­ing and apply­ing to research internships
  • Assis­tance in locat­ing funding/financial aid resources
  • Oppor­tu­ni­ties for par­tic­i­pa­tion in research conferences

Par­tic­i­pant Eligibility

To be eli­gi­ble for accep­tance into the McNair Pro­gram, you must be cur­rently enrolled as an under­grad­u­ate in a degree pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. In addi­tion, you:

  • Must be a U.S. cit­i­zen or per­ma­nent resident
  • Must be a low-income stu­dent who is also a first-generation col­lege stu­dent (nei­ther par­ent or legal guardian has a Bachelor’s degree)
    Must be a mem­ber of a group that is under­rep­re­sented in grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion (African Amer­i­can, Amer­i­can Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawai­ian /Pacific Islander)
  • Must have com­pleted 36 cred­its by the time of ini­tial entry into the program
  • Must have at least one year remain­ing before grad­u­a­tion (i.e., if you are grad­u­at­ing within the year, you are not eli­gi­ble for the program)
  • Must have a min­i­mum cumu­la­tive GPA of: 2.8 (sopho­mores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
  • Must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.

Career Services Event April 10th

Employer Con­ver­sa­tions: Employ­ers are Peo­ple Too – How to Talk With Them

Thurs­day, April 10th

4:30–6:30pm HUB 145 (Seat­tle campus)

Leave a pos­i­tive impres­sion with employ­ers at net­work­ing events, career fairs, and interviews!

Ever wished you knew how to keep the con­ver­sa­tion going with an employer…without it get­ting awk­ward? Ever won­dered how to make your career fair pitch amaz­ing, not blah?

Join us on April 10th as employer pan­elists share prac­ti­cal insights, answer stu­dent ques­tions, and stay and talk after­wards!  Pan­elists from the fol­low­ing com­pa­nies will be rep­re­sented:
– Google
– Denny Moun­tain Media
– ISB (Insti­tute for Sys­tems Biol­ogy)
– AT&T
– Amazon

No RSVP Nec­es­sary, seat­ing is first-come first-served. Full details can be found here. Addi­tional ques­tions? Con­tact Crecruit@uw.edu or 206−543−9103

Publishing Opportunity: Reinvention Undergraduate Journal

Are you an under­grad­u­ate researcher look­ing to share your research? An inter­na­tional jour­nal of under­grad­u­ate research, Rein­ven­tion, is accept­ing submissions.

Rein­ven­tion is a lead­ing under­grad­u­ate research jour­nal, pub­lish­ing aca­d­e­mic research papers in any dis­ci­pline, writ­ten by under­grad­u­ates from any uni­ver­sity world­wide. Sup­ported jointly by Monash Uni­ver­sity in Aus­tralia and the Uni­ver­sity of War­wick in the UK, and edited by a team of under­grad­u­ate stu­dents from both insti­tu­tions, Rein­ven­tion adheres to a rig­or­ous peer-review process, under which all papers are reviewed by lead­ing experts in the rel­e­vant field.

Rein­ven­tion pro­vides an excit­ing oppor­tu­nity for bud­ding under­grad­u­ate authors to pub­lish their work, and it is a great way for them to improve their research, ana­lyt­i­cal and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, which are use­ful in many jobs, not just for those who are inter­ested in fur­ther study or acad­e­mia. The Rein­ven­tion edi­to­r­ial team endeav­ours to pro­vide a sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment for under­grad­u­ate authors, many of whom have no expe­ri­ence of writ­ing for pub­li­ca­tion prior to sub­mit­ting their papers. Even when papers are not accepted on their first sub­mis­sion, authors are pro­vided with detailed feed­back to help them bring their work up to the demand­ing stan­dards required in aca­d­e­mic pub­lish­ing, and many papers are suc­cess­fully pub­lished after they have been revised.

Visit their web­site for more infor­ma­tion: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/reinvention/


April 8th: UW and Bellevue College SACNAS Co-sponsored Abstract and CV workshop

The UW and Belle­vue SACNAS Chap­ters will be host­ing an amaz­ing work­shop on April 8th. Please mark your cal­en­dars and attend!
UW and Belle­vue SACNAS Abstract & CV Workshop
Tues­day April 8th, 2014 5:00–7:00 PM
UW Eth­nic Cul­tural Center
Pizza too!

We will be learn­ing about Abstracts and CVs in the first hour and then break into small work­ing groups to either start a draft of an abstract or CV or help revise and edit any exist­ing doc­u­ments you bring in to share!