UW Disability Equity Project: Participate in a Study on Disability Equity and Inclusion

A research team from the Disability Studies Program, The D Center, and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is looking for volunteers to participate in a series of research focus groups and/or interviews to help co-create a disability allyship training curriculum. This project is funded by the UW CLIME competitive small grants program

They are recruiting UW students, staff, and faculty who have a disability, physical or mental health condition, a chronic illness, or are d/Deaf to contribute to a research project on disability, equity, and inclusion on the UW campus. The team is still recruiting individuals who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). 

You may be eligible, if you:  

  • Are 18 years or older 
  • Are a student, staff, or faculty member who attend or work at UW at least part-time. 
  • Identify as having a disability, physical or mental health condition, chronic illness, or are d/Deaf. 
  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC)

If you decide to participate in the study, you will be asked to be part of a 60-90-minute virtual focus group with your fellow students, staff, or faculty members. You can also request to complete an individual virtual interview. Each participant will receive a $30 electronic gift card after completing the focus group/interview. 

If you are interested in participating in the study or have any questions, please contact our research team at uwdisabilityequity@uw.edu or visit their website to meet the research team and learn more. 

They are interested in learning :

  1. how you perceive your academic and/or healthcare experiences, considering campus attitudes and the social or physical environment
  2. how you experience ableism or discrimination on UW campus
  3. how you experience allyship, advocacy, and community at UW.  

All study information will be kept confidential. Captioning and ASL interpretation can be provided. Additional accessibility needs will be solicited upon participant confirmation.  

Opportunity with Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is recruiting for Technical logisticians for our projects in 70+ countries around the world. 

Technical logisticians (TechLogs) provide daily technical support to all activities in our medical facilities. They are responsible for vehicle maintenance and planning of movements. Construction, framing, fitting, and maintaining medical facilities, offices, and staff accommodations could also be part of their duties. They could set up, manage, and maintain the water supply and hygiene/sanitary facilities. They could be in charge of the electricity supply and supervise the installation and maintenance of related equipment such as generators, solar panels, and batteries. They will hire and manage technical staff and contractors, and oversee their work.

This could be a great opportunity for anyone who has basic engineering skills, technical proficiency in construction, energy and electricity or general mechanics and an interest in giving back to the global community.

Learn more about this opportunity as well as how to apply by continuing to read.

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Scholarship Opportunity with RRCF and Osborn Consulting Inc

The Renton Regional Community Foundation (RRCF), in partnership with Osborn Consulting, Inc., has launched its inaugural scholarship for applicants interested in pursuing careers in Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering.

This award (ranging between $5,000 and $10,000) will be given out once a year to an applicant who has demonstrated a commitment or interest to developing public infrastructure and/or public places in Washington State. The intention of the scholarship is to create opportunities for those who have faced historic barriers to access to these professions in the United States.

A full list of the scholarships hosted by RRCF (including the full Osborn Scholarship description) and instructions for how to apply can be found hereApplications are due April 14th at 5pm.  

If you have any questions, contact Ryanne Minot at rminot@rentonfoundation.org.

CIRCLE – Upcoming Events

Welcome to spring quarter! The Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) has an exciting lineup of events that they hope you’ll enjoy – check them out here. Also be sure to check back regularly, as they update their calendar from time to time.

If you have any questions about their calendar, please contact CIRCLE directly at circleprograms@uw.edu.

Tuesday Tea: CLUE Tutors on Tuesday, 13 April 7-8pm PST

Get the zoom link for the event here.

 Have you ever been stuck on a math problem? Or weren’t sure what topic to write about for an essay? Join us to chat with two tutors from UW CLUE (Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment). They will discuss how CLUE works, give some effective study tips, and answer your questions about tutoring. Grab your favorite tea and join us in conversation. 

Tuesday Tea is an informal, relaxed space to learn about resources, people, and programs at UW. Each event features different guests who will share their experiences and knowledge. You will have the opportunity to learn from them and ask questions.

UW EcoCAR Volunteer Recruitment Opportunity

The UW EcoCAR team is currently looking to fill a Systems Engineer volunteer position to join our System Safety Team!

The primary objective of the System Safety is to ensure nominal interaction of all team-integrated hardware and data-interfacing by developing requirements. This will entail a deep involvement throughout the entire research process, from design to implementation.

To apply please submit a resume and (optional) cover letter to ecocar@uw.edu. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 23rd. 

This is a great opportunity to get hands-on engineering experience in a research and automotive industry.

To learn more about the position, go to joinus.uwecocar.com, or email ecocar@uw.edu with questions.