Created by students for students, the Husky Seed Fund brings innovative ideas to life by awarding funds for projects that that will enhance students’ extracurricular experience. Last year’s round of funding resulted in Husky ADAPT and UW OpenSidewalks. Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2018. More information about the award can be found here.
VISIONS 18 is looking for students interested in the UW’s Sea-Going Research and Discovery Course (OCEAN 411). This at-sea course offers students the opportunity to live and work on a global-class research ship for four 12-day journeys this summer. Participation is open for one to all four legs of the journey and all costs (except tuition) are covered by the course. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2018. See the attached flyer for more information. Interested students can apply here.
The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) is having an Art Show!
You are invited on Feb. 7th, to view students’ entries of how their personal stories have shaped their experiences in EXPD programs (Including URP). Make sure to come by, be inspired, and celebrate!
UW Bioengineering’s Professor Paul Yager has been elected as a 2017 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Professor Yager develops two-dimensional paper networks (2DPNs) for diagnosing disease, with the long-term goal of increasing access to healthcare in developed and developing countries. His projects involve collaborations with non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and industry. Professor Yager has also been a stellar mentor for dozens of undergraduate researchers in his career, and recently gave a lecture for our Research Exposed! class about his work. You can learn more about Professor Yager’s research on his faculty page here.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides biomedical research experience and mentorship to undergraduate students of rising senior status. The program is an intensive, nine week internship in which students work with faculty mentors on independent research projects and attend professional development workshops. Applications will be accepted until January 12, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.
Looking for classes to take next quarter? Sign up for Research Exposed! The 1 credit course features weekly presentations by faculty in all academic disciplines, giving students a look into ongoing research projects at UW and information about how to get involved.
This winter quarter, URP is excited to announce that Research Exposed is partnering with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer faculty lectures (including one by President Cauce!) focused on all aspects of human health. For more information, including the course speaker schedule, visit: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/research-exposed/winter-2018-speaker-schedule/
The Amazon Catalyst program helps UW researchers launch their next big idea. The program is open to all current students, faculty, and staff at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses, and proposals are selected in any field, including the humanities, engineering, the sciences, and the arts. Phase 1 winners ($25K award limit) will join a community of innovators—Amazon Catalyst Fellows—who share a passion for building solutions to real-world problems. Funded projects may be eligible for a further award of up to $75K. Applications will be accepted until December 16, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.