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.
Each year, Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human examines the impact of a different field on that question. Conversations between scientists and playwrights lead to a festival of original short plays examining how current developments in that field may impact how we answer the question of what it means to be human. This year’s theme is The Science of Changing Your Mind. Performances will be held at the Ethnic Cultural Center, October 13-15. More information can be found here.
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website. UCBI provides approximately 40 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 3, 2018 and conclude June 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until October 23. For more information, visit the UCBi website or attend one of the following information sessions:
- Monday, October 9th, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, MGH 258
- Tuesday, October 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm, MGH 134
- Thursday, October 12th, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, MGH 258
The Amazon Catalyst program was formed as a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion to help fund big ideas. The program is open to current UW students, faculty, and staff across all three UW campuses and all disciplines. Winners receive mentorship, community, and funding from anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000. Applications for spring quarter will be accepted through June 9, 2017. More information about Amazon Catalyst can be found here.
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.