Category Archives: Postbac

 2018 Scholarship Fair – Mary Gates Hall, January 25th

Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 25 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating scholarship programs is available at

Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):

College Success Foundation: Leadership 1000 Scholarships – 11:30am

Schwarzman Scholars program – 12:30pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship: FLAS Last minute tips – 2:30pm

Washington Space Grant: Astronaut Scholarship & other opportunities  – 3:00pm

Marshall Scholarships Program – 4:00pm

Don’t hesitate to RSVP, that just allows us to send you a reminder to attend if you are able to, but isn’t required. Drop into the Fair or any of these info sessions even if you don’t RSVP. Sign up to get reminded about the Fair.

And please contact us if you have questions.


Volunteer Position with the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

Gain hands-on experience with the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC)!

HSDC is a local nonprofit that provides Audiology and Speech services among other support services to people facing communication challenges due to hearing or speech.

Currently looking for volunteers in the Speech, Language & Literacy Department

  • 2-6 hrs/wk
  • Asking for a 3 month commitment
  • Time set aside for observing speech-therapy sessions
  • Other volunteering tasks include:
    • Helping to schedule appointments
    • Prep therapy materials
    • Learn about Electronic Medical Records by entering case notes
    • Answer phones and greet clients
    • Connect patients to billing to get insurance/payment questions answered


Also looking for Speech-Language Preschool volunteers & a part-time assistant teacher

  • 10-15 hrs/wk
  • January-June 2018
  • Must be available some days between 9 am – 3 pm
  • Learn about how to include speech therapy in preschool classroom
  • Interact with 3-5 years-olds individually and in groups
  • Work with experienced SLPs and SLPAs

Dr. Yeatman’s Lab is hosting a Tour and Open House on 3/1/17

Wednesday, March 1 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

Dyslexia is the most prevalent learning disability affecting roughly 10% of the population. The goal of the University of Washington Reading & Dyslexia Research Program is to understand the factors that contribute to reading difficulties and use this knowledge to design innovative, personalized intervention programs. We will be hosting an open house to share our research with anyone who is interested in learning what science has taught us about reading, brain development and dyslexia.

Event Schedule

  • Tour of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
  • Public lecture on reading, the brain and dyslexia by Jason D. Yeatman, Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Director of the UW Reading & Dyslexia Research Program
  • Introduction to new I-LABS training module: Foundations of Literacy
  • Question and Answer



For registration information

UW SACNAS Meeting – Wed, Feb 15th 5-6 pm in HUB 334

The UW Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is hosting its February meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15th from 5 – 6pm in HUB room #334. Come meet other students, faculty, and staff who are dedicated to increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields!

Our meetings are open to everyone and feature a different topic each month. This month we are continuing our discussion on the importance of representation and diversity in research with the viewing of a TED talk. Come join us for food, conversation, and hear about exciting outreach opportunities coming up!

UW SACNAS February Meeting:  Wednesday, February 15th from 5 – 6pm  in HUB 334


You can follow us on Facebook, including the meeting’s event page.

Hope you will join us!

Jessica Soto-Rodríguez – President

Aundrey Ragsac – Vice President

Erica Escajeda – Secretary

Karina Diaz – Treasurer

Jeffrey Buenaflor – Historian

Macarena Aloi – National Liaison