Category Archives: Undergraduate Research Symposium

Symposium Abstract Workshops and URP-SACNAS Abstract Open House

Interested in applying to the Undergraduate Research Symposium? Need help writing an abstract? Attend a URP abstract writing workshop! Workshops will answer the following questions: What exactly is an abstract? How do I write one? What information do I include? What information do I exclude? Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Monday, February 6 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm and Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm. You can register for a workshop here.

In addition to the abstract workshops, the Undergraduate Research Program and Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) are hosting an abstract open house on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30-6:30 pm in HUB 145. Graduate students and URP staff will be on hand to offer feedback on abstract writing and drafts. All STEM undergraduate researchers interested in applying to the Symposium, SACNAS 2017, or other conferences are encouraged to attend. See the attached flyer for more information.

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

Undergraduate Research in Marine Sciences – Maryland Sea Grant REU

Applications due: February 15, 2016

Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science.

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


– Program Flyer download

– 12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016.

– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

– Applications due: February 15, 2016

– Application and guidance

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

Best Regards,

Mike Allen

Fellowship Opportunity for Study or Research in Denmark – Deadline January 15, 2016

There is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to receive generous fellowships for study or research in Denmark.

The program is supported by the Scan|Design Foundation and operated out of College of Built Environments. However, it is open to students from across campus (including ESS).

Here is the website with more information:

Applications for student opportunities are due January 15, 2016. Please consider applying!

There is also a program to provide support for faculty travel to Denmark that would provide up to $4000 reimbursement for travel expenses to Denmark. Applications for faculty exchange are due April 15, 2016.

2016 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates & High School Students

Deadline to apply: February 8, 2016

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer.  In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering a Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program this summer.  Both Centers seek qualified students for 2016 fellowships.  Stipends are $4,000 (undergrad) and $2,000 (high school student) for ten-week projects at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of California, San Diego, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the program students will produce reports and present findings at a symposium. The deadline to apply to the REU and REHU programs is February 8, 2016. Links to information and applications are at<

2016 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Deadline January 2016

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  We would appreciate your help promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among students at the University of Washington.  I have attached an informational brochure that offers an overview of the program, including eligibility criteria, compensation, travel and housing, and how to apply.

Please encourage your students to visit the SURP website for more comprehensive information.

An online application for the 2016 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2015.  The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 15, 2016.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 22, 2016. 

Summer Research Opportunity at University of Central Florida – Deadline Feb 2

We are excited to announce a NEW interdisciplinary summer research program at the University of Central Florida (see attached). The UCF College of Graduate Studies is currently recruiting students for the Preparing Future Researchers program that will run May 28-July 29, 2015. Participants will receive a $4000 stipend for the summer in addition to numerous professional development and research-related opportunities. Projects for Summer 2015 are in the following disciplines:


Criminal Justice

Security Studies

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Optics and Photonics

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 2, 2015. For more information, the program flyer, and link to the online application, please visit:

Should you have any questions, email