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2020 UW Scholarship Fair

2020 UW Scholarship Fair

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Husky Union Building

 We hope to see you at the UW Scholarship Fair this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 11am-1pm in the HUB! Over 30 scholarship programs offering scholarship opportunities from across UW and across the globe will be tabling to share information with you.  Sign-up to get a reminder and we’ll see you there! 

 

Additional special event: Knight Hennessy Scholarship Program at Stanford University Information Session:

  • When: 5:30 pm, Wednesday, January 15
  • Where: Mary Gates Hall 171

RSVP for the Knight Hennessy Scholarship Information Session Here

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of the university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors.

 

Questions? Please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards, scholarq@uw.edu, 206-543-4282.

Upcoming Fellowship Workshops and Deadlines for Graduate Students

The Office of Fellowships and Awards is  offering the following workshops on various aspects of applying for fellowships:

In collaboration with the Graduate Funding Information Service:

 

Upcoming Fellowship Application Deadlines:

January 13: Bonderman Fellowship

January 15: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

January 27: UW Graduate School International Research & Study Fellowships

January 29: UWRA Patricia Dougherty Fellowship in Aging

January 31: Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

February 10: UW Campus Deadline for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

February 28: Tillman Military Scholarship

April 01: Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship

Questions?  Contact the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards at gradappt@uw.edu or 206-543-7152

Camp Yakety Yak volunteer and intern opportunity for students

Camp Yakety Yak is a camp designed for school-age children with autism.  Each summer we have a professional staff of special educators and speech-language pathologists who work with graduate students, college students and high school student volunteers to put on a wonderful camp experience for a special population of children who otherwise might not be able to attend summer camp.  We provide about 22 hours of training prior to camp to help equip college students with the knowledge they will need to be camp leaders. Each summer we have college student interns from all around the country, which makes for a fun opportunity for them to network. We have paid internship opportunities available as well as general volunteer positions. There is an opportunity to receive a personalized letter of recommendation from our professional staff for jobs or graduate school.

Our website is up and running, ready to take applications for the Summer 2020 camp sessions.  Since each college promotes volunteer opportunities in different ways, would you help us spread the word to your department?  If you have a community service or intern fair that we can be part of, please let me know and I can see if someone from our camp staff can come represent.  If you have peer mentors that work with your special needs students, could you pass this information on to those teachers who can help us reach the students that might be interested? Honor students might also be interested in a way to gain their volunteer hours over the summer.  I have attached a flyer that will help guide a potential college intern through our application process.

To apply visit campyaketyyak.org!

Questions? Call (971) 303-3901 or email info@campyaketyyak.org.

The Listening Project

Millions of men and women who risked so much to protect our freedom and our country are currently having trouble navigating our health care system.  You are invited to come meet these extraordinary heroes and listen to their stories. 

The UW Listening Project, in partnership with the Seattle Stand Down, provides students the opportunity to meet and learn from veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Seattle/King County area. The project intends to create space for community members’ stories to be heard, and to cultivate communication skills, empathy, and a patient-centered approach for future health care professionals.  

 Who: UW Health Science Graduate Students (and undergraduate BSN students)

When: Thursday December 12 & Friday December 13, 2019; half day shifts available

12/12: 9am-12pm

12/12: 12:30pm-3:30pm

12/13: 8am-11am

12/13: 11am-2pm

Where: Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College

 Space is limited!

Sign up today by visitinghttps://tinyurl.com/yyc5p8zg

Volunteer for a Library Study and Earn up to $500

Volunteer for a library study and earn up to $500!

Are you a first-generation college student?

Are you a current UW student and at least 18 years of age?

Are you interested in making up to $500 this Winter quarter?

If so, consider volunteering for the UW Libraries Participatory Design study. The process will involve one or more interactive and creative activities per session. Participants and the UW Libraries will collaboratively work together to identify and create a UW Libraries service or resource that meets the specific needs of first-generation college students.

Selected participants will:

  • Be compensated at $25 per session. Payment will be distributed monthly via Husky Card or gift card.
  • Have refreshments at each session
  • Commit to two 1.5 hour sessions per week this Winter Quarter (1/6/20 – 3/13/20).
  • Have the opportunity to co-design and present research about the study.

Additional details about the study will be discussed at the first session.

Application:

To volunteer to be a participant, complete the Volunteer Interest Form. The form will be open until December 2.

SLP Helpers Wanted at TLC ASHA Booth

COMING TO ASHA 2019?

Be a TLC helper for just 1 hour at Booth 1072.

Why? You’ll have fun with the whole TLC team, meet lots of incredible attendees and earn a valuable gift!

Plus…they need you! Giving away $100 of freebies to all attendees & passing out prizes from their famous TLC wheel, they’ll be one of the busiest booths again this year.

Hurry!

TLC is scheduling on a first come, first served basis.

Use the link below by Friday, Nov. 15th to apply to be a helper! TLC will contact you to let you know if you’re chosen and what your time slot(s) will be. The gift they’re giving is revealed in the application form!

Click here to apply to be a helper!

For more information about TLC, visit their website by clicking here.

ACI Alliance CI2020 Overview and Student Opportunities

The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance (www.acialliance.org) invites students and residents with an interest in hearing loss and auditory implants to attend the CI2020 International, which will be held March 18-21, 2020 in Orlando, FL.

Students will be provided a discounted students’ rate and the ACI will be offering student scholarships to attend the conference, along with a poster competition opportunity.

This conference will provide students the occasion to meet over 1300 physicians, audiologists, speech pathologists, educators, hearing scientists, and members of the industry.

Conference Details

The conference will be held March 18-21, 2020 at The Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL. This conference will gather clinicians and scientists in the Cochlear Implant field; it will explore a comprehensive set of emerging issue topics relating to cochlear implants and other auditory hearing devices. This conference will bring together audiologists, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, educators, researchers, and industry representatives for an educational, thought-provoking dialogue and collaborative inquiry.

More detailed information on the conference and student competitions will be available in the next few weeks.

Student Discounts and Scholarships Due December 13

Students will receive a reduced registration rate and ACI Alliance is offering scholarship opportunities as part of a competitive process for a limited number of students/fellows. Scholarship awards will include registration, a $120 travel stipend to help offset expenses, and a one-year student membership in ACI Alliance. Scholarship recipients are required to attend the conference in full. Application forms are available now and due no later than December 13, 2019 https://www.acialliance.org/page/CI2020.

Student Poster Competition (abstracts now closed)

A Student Poster Competition will be held for those enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, residency, or fellowship program. An academic adviser or another university official must verify student/resident status. Visit https://www.acialliance.org/page/CI2020 to review additional details. Submission for abstracts is now closed for CI2020.

For more information: 

Visit https://www.acialliance.org/page/CI2020 or contact Donna Sorkin at dsorkin@acialliance.org.

Structured Literacy for English Learners Webinar

Do you have the right evidenced-based techniques for teaching language and literacy to English learners?

Structured Literacy Instruction Among English Learners

Presented by National Expert, Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D., CCC/SLP, CDT, CALT, QI. The webinar will be live and recorded on Dec. 2, 7-9 PM EST. The webinar counts for 2 Cont. Ed. Hrs. for all & CMHs for SLPs.

Can’t watch it live? Everyone that registers will get the recording of the webinar emailed to them to view for one month.

More Info/Registration $30

Brief Background:

The number of English learners attending public schools continues to increase.  Educators working with students of all ages, in general education and special education, can therefore benefit immensely from understanding the evidence-based approaches for teaching language and literacy to this diverse population of students. This exciting new session is presented by Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D., CCC/SLP, CDT, CALT, QI, a renowned expert and national leader in the arena of structured literacy approaches for English learners. They will explore each of the components of structured literacy and will gain practical strategies for the design and implementation of structured lessons which address cross-language and literacy connections. English as a second language strategies will also be discussed and modeled. Equip yourself and your colleagues with the needed information to address your diverse student population, and get your questions answered live from a noted authority in this arena.

For more information on this webinar or to save your seats, please go to their website by clicking here. To find other trainings, click here.

Tour a United States Navy Helicopter

Navy MH-60S Helicopter Fly-In!

Thursday, October 17 2019

Tour Information:

  • A Sikorsky MH-60S Helicopter from NAS Whidbey Island will land at the University of Washington IMA Sports Field #4 at approximately 2:30 pm
  • There will be an info session at Noon in ECE 303 to discuss Naval aviation, nuclear power, surface warfare, medical, and other exciting Navy career opportunities. Attendees will be issued a “VIP pass” for first access to the helicopter and crew upon landing. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
  • Time permitting, anyone unable to attend the info session will also have a chance to tour the MH-60S and speak with the aircrew about Naval aviation.
  • The event will conclude with a presentation by a Navy Blue Angels pilot in GUG 220
  • All events are completely free, with no cost or obligation required.

**A Flight Simulator will be at the helicopter landing
for students to have a shot at flying a military aircraft**

Tour schedule:

  • 12:00 – Informational Brief and Lunch in ECE 303.
  • 1:30 – Walk to IMA Sports Field #4 (along 45th Ave NE)
  • 2:30 – MH-60S arrives and allows students to tour helicopter. Aircrew available to answer any questions about Naval Aviation.
  • 4:00 – MH-60S departs
  • 5:00 – Special guest presentation by Blue Angels pilot CDR John Hiltz (GUG 220)

For more information, please contact:

LT Aaron Santiago or LT Megan Lum at swonuke@uw.edu or Prof. Jim Hermanson at jherm@aa.washington.edu.

 

Call for Recipes: Husky Cookbook

Building Community Through Food and Storytelling

Calling for recipes from UW students, staff and faculty on all campuses!

What is one food or food dish that represents your identity? How does this food item embrace and/or showcase who you are? Created by students for the Husky community, the Husky Cookbook is a collection of recipes and food stories gathered from UW students, staff, and faculty. The project aims to unite members across the broader UW community through food and their stories told through food.

Not only is food a way to break barriers and build relationships, but it’s also a way in which stories of culture and traditions are shared. Through print and online mediums, this Husky Cookbook aims to showcase the diverse members of our UW community, foster a sense of community by encouraging dialogue on how our identities are shaped by food traditions and culture, and promote cooking and sharing of meals.

Follow the Husky Cookbook on Facebook and/or Instagram to stay up to date on the project and for details about a Cookbook Launch Event in the Spring!

 

Eligibility:

UW student (undergraduate, graduate or professional), faculty and staff from all campuses are encouraged to apply.

Steps to Submit to the Husky Cookbook:

  • Choose one food item/dish that highlights and showcases your identity; this is open to your interpretation (your cultural identity, upbringing/background, preferences/values, etc.).
  • Submit a clear, accurate and reproducible recipe of the food item/dish. Original and/or family recipes are welcomed, but not mandatory. If you find a recipe online or in a printed source, please provide a reference.
  • Submit a 100 to 150-word response that addresses how the food item/dish represents your identity. This is a creative writing response. Please let your voice shine through!

    If you have any questions about the project and/or application, please email: huskycookbook@uw.edu or message them on Facebook

Application Dates:

  • Applications open:  October 1st, 2019
  • Applications close:  November 1st, 2019, 5pm

Selected recipes and food stories will be featured in the Husky Cookbook (printed and distributed). Participants will be notified via email if selected.

All submitted recipes and food stories will be featured online.

Submit Your Recipe and Food Story Herehttp://tinyurl.com/huskycookbook

All participants who submit a recipe and food story will be entered into a drawing for one of several Amazon gift cards!