Please share: 2019 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!

2019 Bonderman Fellowship application is now available!
Deadline: January 14, 2019, 12:00 noon (PST)

The 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open and we encourage you to apply! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

The first information session is next Monday, 11/5/18, 12:30-1:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall 206.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2019. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

All applicants must be enrolled (for graduate students “on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply: Continue reading

Engineering Study Abroad Info Sessions

Dear Advisers,

Please share information with your students about the upcoming Engineering Study Abroad Info Sessions where students can learn about opportunities to study abroad as an engineering student:

  • Friday, October 19 at 1:30-2:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 23 at 3:30-4:30pm

All sessions will be held in EEB 303.


Engineering Rome: Info Session (Study Abroad Aug/Sept 2019)

ENGINEERING ROME: Study engineering in Rome in Aug/Sep 2019

Study engineering in Rome. This summer.

YOU ARE INVITED. Engineering Rome is a 3-week UW study abroad exploration seminar that takes place 26 August – 18 September 2019 in Rome, Italy. You can study engineering in Rome with 15-20 other students in the world’s largest living engineering laboratory. How do the aqueducts work? Is Rome a “sustainable city”? What are they doing 120 feet under the city right now? Discover the answer to these questions and more. With a side trip to Venice, how can you go wrong?

INTERESTED? Read the course information and find out more at one of our information sessions. Continue reading

Engineering Rome Information Sessions, Oct 23rd and Nov 13th

Engineering Rome, a UW study abroad exploration seminar, is headed to Rome in 2019 to study engineering in Rome, Italy and YOU ARE INVITED. The program managers, Steve Muench and Elyse O’Callaghan Lewis, will be holding to information session this quarter to talk about this opportunity in detail. If you are interested in Engineering Rome, I recommend you attend one of these sessions (there will likely be 1 more in January). If you cannot, arrange to meet with me for the details.

When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 3:30-4:20pm
Where: More Hall, room 110
What: Overview of the program and answers to all your questions about it

When: Thursday, November 13th, 2018 12:30-1:20pm
Where: More Hall, room 234
What: Overview of the program and answers to all your questions about it
About Engineering Rome

Location: Rome, Italy and Seattle, Washington
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Classroom Dates: Spring Quarter 2019 (1.5 hrs. per week)
Dates in Rome: 26 August – 18 September 2019
Course CEE 409/509 Engineering Rome
Credits: 5
Program Director: Steve Muench, Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Application Deadline: 1 March 2019


Steve Muench
Tom and Marilyn Draeger / The Beavers Charitable Trust


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mailbox 352700

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195