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.
Each year, the Pipeline Project recruits a group of UW undergraduates to volunteer on a literacy arts project with elementary, middle, or high school kids in rural Washington during spring break. UW students are sent out in groups of 5 to 10-12 sites to help young students come up with an idea for a book, write a rough draft, edit the draft, and print and bind a single-signature book. The young students illustrate their published book and present it to the community at the end of the week. At a few sites, Pipeline tutors will be working with middle school and high school students doing college prep mentoring. For more information visit https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/pipeline/317427
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington (DDCSP@UW) is now accepting applications for the next cohort of scholars. DDCSP@UW is a paid, multi-summer, undergraduate experiential learning program that explores conservation across climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. The first year experience begins in Seattle and travels through various cultural and ecological landscapes in Washington, from the Olympic Peninsula to the Salish Sea and across the Cascade Mountains into the Yakima Valley, learning about emerging and ongoing issues in conservation along the way. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, food and lodging paid during their 8-week summer experience and will receive a stipend of $4,000 ($500/week). Freshmen and sophomore students are encouraged to apply. For more information see the attached flyer and visit: http://uwconservationscholars.org/program/apply/
This winter, the Career & Internship Center is offering two classes designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students seeking information and inspiration about academic majors and career options. See the attached flyer and course descriptions for more information.
Every year, we like to use pictures of real undergraduates doing real research to promote our Undergraduate Research Symposium!
Submit a picture that best captures your research experience, and not only will you have an opportunity to display your work in a new way, you will also be entered to win a prize for “Best Pictures”.
You can enter by simply uploading your high resolution picture (220 dpi or more) to our Catalyst Dropbox.
In order to be considered for a prize, you must upload it by Friday, November 18 at 11:59 pm.
To see an example of how student photographs are used, look at last year’s poster below.
For those of you with research experiences in the life sciences (at least 2 quarters or 1 summer), consider contributing your thoughts by filling out this National Science Foundation Survey on how undergraduate students are mentored. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and they will send you $20 for participating.
The study is being conducted by the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, University of Texas at Austin. Please see below for full description and link to survey. For questions regarding the survey, contact: Mentors@austin.utexas.edu
Dear Undergraduate Researcher,
We are conducting a study examining how undergraduate researchers in the life sciences are mentored. It is called the “National study of undergraduate-postgraduate-faculty mentoring triads.” This is the first large-scale study investigating how undergraduate researchers are affected by being mentored by graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and/or faculty members. The results from this study will help design effective undergraduate research experiences, which are critical for developing the next generation of scientists, for developing students’ understanding of what science is and how science is done, and for retaining students in the sciences.
If you have conducted at least one semester or summer of undergraduate research in the life sciences within the past two years, we want to hear about your experience!
Your participation will involve completing an online survey about your research experience. This will include personal questions about your interactions and relationship with the faculty member, graduate student, and/or postdoctoral researcher with whom you have conducted research, and questions about your personality, which may affect mentoring.
The survey will take about 30 minutes to complete, and you will receive a $20 check for your participation.
We would like to stress that all of your responses will be kept confidential, which means that your name and any identifying information about you will not be included in any report about the study results. It is important that we hear from undergraduates who have had both positive and negative experiences so that we can understand the factors that make undergraduate research experiences effective and enjoyable. Your decision to participate is voluntary and will not affect you in any way.
If you are willing to participate, please follow this link to the survey: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Tcp0oDlAcVFRSR
To ensure confidentiality, please take the survey on your own computer or Wi-Fi device.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at Mentors@austin.utexas.edu or at the numbers below.
Thank you for considering this request!
Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, University of Texas at Austin
University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program “UM-SMART” summer program
Deadline for application submission is January 15, 2016
The “UM-SMART” ten week summer research program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.
The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities. Applicants should have completed at least their freshman undergraduate year.
The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August.
The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program offers opportunities for study, research and internships in Germany, as well as a wide variety of funding opportunities for students and including summer research internships for students in the sciences.
DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering
- Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
- Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
- Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
- Working Language is English
- Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses
- Over 300 students are awarded annually
November 19th –Information Session at 11:30am in MGH 171
December 4th – Information Session at 12pm in MGH 171
January 15, 2016 – Application Deadline
Please find more information at the DAAD Rise at the website. Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session and schedule an advising appointment with the Global Opportunities program.
Are you passionate about Biology? Have you always wanted to help your fellow Huskies succeed? Do you want to gain experience teaching, tutoring, mentoring and supporting others in their learning? Then working with us at CLUE is the job for you.
CLUE is the UW’s free, late-night, multidisciplinary study center located in Mary Gates Hall. We offer drop-in tutoring, discussion sessions led by graduate and senior undergraduate students, as well as a writing center. CLUE works to provide academic support to the full range of UW undergraduates.
We are hiring a Drop-in Biology Tutor for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. Please see the attached flyer for details and go to our website for more information. Come be a part of a fabulous group of tutors learning and teaching at UW!!