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About urp

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across the disciplines. The URP assists UW undergraduates in: - Planning for an undergraduate research experience - Identifying faculty mentors and projects - Defining research goals - Presenting and publishing research findings - Seeking funding for their research The URP helps UW faculty by: - Inviting them to post their undergraduate research opportunities on this web site - Encouraging them to visit our "Engaging Undergraduates" page for information on incorporating undergraduates in their research and scholarship and to keep undergraduates aware of local and national funding sources - Offering assistance in preparing grant proposals for funding department-based undergraduate research opportunities - Providing support for the inclusion of research projects in undergraduate courses through the emerging Research Learning initiative

Congratulations to Janice DeCosmo, President of the Council on Undergraduate Research!

The Undergraduate Research Program is thrilled to announce that Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost for undergraduate research at UW, has been elected as the president of the Council on Undergraduate Research! The council represents over seven hundred institutions and nearly thirteen thousand individuals nationwide. Congratulations, Janice!

Husky Seed Fund

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 Ocean Expedition

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.

Professor Paul Yager named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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.

Sign up for Research Exposed!

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/

EXPD Art Committee Student Art Show

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Art committee invites all undergraduates who have participated in EXPD programs to submit a photograph or piece of art or writing that answers the question “What’s Your Story?” Accepted pieces will be hung in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. Authors and artists will be invited to an unveiling on Friday, December 1. Priority deadline for submissions is November 13, 2017. More information about the show can be found here.

DAAD RISE Summer STEM Research Internships

DAAD RISE program for undergraduates is a summer internship program for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. The internship takes place for 2-3 months during the summer in Germany. Students are carefully matched with doctoral students, whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.