Category Archives: Events & Presentations

Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy

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.

Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab Open House

Please join the Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab (WXML) for their Autumn open house Thursday, December 8 from 5-7 pm in Denny 303. Drop by for as long (or as short) a time as you like, and feel free to stay for pizza at 7pm.

The WXML is a group of mathematical explorers, with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and community members coming together for a journey of discovery. They showcase mathematics as a creative discipline, via experimental, computational, and especially visual mathematics. WXML students will present their work via interactive posters, and you can learn about the fantastic research they’ve been doing. For more information about the WXML visit:

Join us at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium this Friday, May 20th!

We are pleased to invite UW and Seattle community members to attend the 19th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium this Friday, May 20th! This event is open to the public.

What: More than 1,000 students will present their research in a wide range of disciplines, from aerospace to philosophy, international studies to design, anthropology to computer science, and just about everything in between.
When: Friday, May 20, 2016 , 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mary Gates Hall*, UW Seattle
Why: To celebrate UW Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work!

For more information, online proceedings, or to find a presenter, visit:

*MGH is the main venue, though there will be sessions, showcases, and performances going on in other buildings on campus as well.


URS Poster



UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 13th, 2016!

UW Bothell is hosting their Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Symposium TOMORROW! Check it out: 10am-5pm on Friday, May 13th, in the ARC on the UW Bothell campus.

All are welcome to attend! See the attached poster and schedule for details!UWB Symposium Poster UWB Symposium Schedule

Attend the Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session on August 19th!

Next Wednesday the Undergraduate Research Program is hosting their annual Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session! Undergrad scholars involved in various summer research programs hosted at the University of Washington will be presenting their work, giving you the opportunity to engage these researchers in conversation! All are welcome!

When: Wednesday, August 19th 9am-12pm
Where: Mary Gates Hall Commons
Summer Poster Session Flier

Call for Proposals- LSMCE Annual Conference Due Sept 4 2015

The Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) is hosting the third annual LSMCE Conference on October 23-25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The conference brings together a community of scholars from all over the United States to focus on accelerating diverse talent along the STEM pipeline. The conference provides a forum to consider and discuss broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

LSMCE seeks proposals that address effective recruitment, community building, academic integration, and professional development of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.


Session Formats:

Breakout Session –  Breakout sessions involve 12 presentations, lasting 60 minutes each.  Each session will give the presenter 40 minutes for presenting content and 20 minutes for questions and discussion.


Student Poster Session – Poster presentations that communicate your undergraduate or Master’s degree level STEM research.  The poster session allows for the visual display of STEM projects and an overview of your research.


Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) Oral Presentation Session – Are you a current Bridge to the Doctorate student seeking a platform to publicize your research?  Take advantage of this opportunity to share your research with professionals and potential employers.  These highly compact sessions will give Bridge to the Doctorate students 10 minutes to present their graduate STEM research concluding with a 5 minute Q&A.


Workshop Session- Interactive workshop sessions lasting 60 minutes will provide participants the opportunity to actively explore a topic, strategy or learn a new activity. This session is meant to have a hands-on component. To apply for a workshop session, you will need to provide an abstract (including a title and brief workshop outline) and plans for engaging your audience. Proposals should contain all requested information. Reviewers will judge the quality and community interest in the proposed topic based on submitted proposal.Anticipated workshop attendance between 15-40 participants.Please note that only four workshops will be scheduled.


Early submission is encouraged.

The following calls are now open:

2015 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase – Application Deadline March 16th

Students are invited to submit research project descriptions for a chance to participate in the Sigmi Xi Student Research Showcase, a global and innovative research presentation competition.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, hosts the showcase to help students develop their skills in presenting research online, an increasingly important skill in our digital-driven world. Participants present a personal video, written abstract and technical slideshow. They receive feedback from judges, who are professional researchers, and can earn up to $500 for top presentations in graduate, undergraduate, and high school divisions.

The Student Research Showcase will be held March 23-29, 2015. March 16 is the final deadline for presentation submission, registration, or to volunteer as a judge.  Students can earn pre-approval to present by submitting their research project description to

Registration and additional information at:

Judging categories include Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geo-Sciences, Human Behavioral & Social Sciences, Math & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Physiology & Immunology.

Contact with questions.

More about Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the Society. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. Follow us on Twitter with @SigmaXiSociety.

Abstract Writing Workshop – Feb 17

Undergraduate Researchers!

Abstract Writing Workshop

Tuesday, Feb 17th 2015
4:00– 6:00 PM
Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room

For assistance in preparing for the undergraduate research symposium AND beyond!

SACNAS is: Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

We are an all-inclusive group dedicated to fostering success in science through higher educa8tion with a national presence

• Research abstract basics

• How to write a strong abstract

•Network with graduate students

• Opportuni4es to present your research at the national conference!

*Food will be provided*

ALL STEM undergraduate researchers welcome!

Hosted by the UW-SACNAS chapter & UW Undergraduate research program

Special thanks to our partners:
UW-office of research
US Bank