Category Archives: Presentations

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

Guest speakers: Dr. Tumaini Coker (Seattle Childrens), Dr. Chris Li (Fred Hutch), and Dr. Lisa Manhart (SPH)

Topics include:

  • Eligibility criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits, etc
  • Finding faculty mentors and projects
  • Process/timeline

Graduate Students, Post-Docs and Undergraduates interested in research from disadvantaged backgrounds are invited to attend:  Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements.

Registration and Information:

Please register at:  for zoom link.

For more information, please see the Diversity Supplements FAQ by clicking here.

Contact Nora Coronado  if you have further questions.

Grad Student Survey and Career Symposium

Hello grad students! We have two items for your attention:

  • GPSS and ASUW developed an anonymous survey to learn what challenges students are facing most due to COVID. We will use this to advocate for students and promote increased aid in areas of highest need. We will then share the results back with everyone. Please take two minutes to complete it!
  • Second, join GPSS on May 8th for a free all-day online symposium to prepare graduate and professional students for job applications, interviews, and career changes in all disciplines across the UW tri-campus community!

Symposium Information:

  • Title: Outsmart Today’s Job Market
  • What: An online career symposium for UW grad students
  • When: May 8th, 9am-5pm
  • Description: Worried about changing employment options? We got you. this free online symposium will include workshops, panels, lectures, and online resources to prepare graduate and professional students for the launch into their career this June and beyond.

Today’s job market is rapidly changing in the face of COVID-19. Students graduating this spring and in the near future should prepare themselves to be more active and competitive candidates. Our career symposium will help you assess where you are in the search and application process and provide guidance on how to hack today’s difficult market. We encourage all graduate and professional students to plan ahead and engage with a slate of workshops, panels, and lectures that we have prepared for you. Join us virtually on May 8th from 9-5pm! 


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Thank you and I hope to see you in attendance on May 8th!

Presidential Management Fellows Info Session

Are you a rising leader interested in confronting the nation’s most pressing challenges through public service? Apply for the 2021 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. PMF is the Federal government’s flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The two-year fellowship offers full salary, benefits, and leadership training to develop a cadre of future government leaders. All academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Graduates of advanced degree programs with a graduation date between October 2018 and October 2021 are eligible to apply for the 2021 PMF cycle.

Join our informational webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, May 6th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm (PT). The webinar is hosted in cooperation with the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, and will provide a general overview of the PMF Program, details about the 2021 application cycle, and allow for any questions.

The webinar can be accessed via Zoom. There is a 300-person limit so please register in advance by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the information session.

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 or Prof. Jim Hermanson at


Educational Opportunity Regarding Working with Children with Hearing Loss and ASD



Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Please RSVP to

Joining via K20? Tell Deirdre your location.

Interpreter requests or other accommodation requests? Let Deirdre know by November 1.


Location: Willard Early Learning Center, 3201 S D Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Title: Assessing and serving children with hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder

Course Description: Information on this topic will be presented through discussion within a professional learning community (PLC) format. We will discuss the challenges of accurate identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). We will explore additional issues, such as educational placement decisions and treatment approaches.


  1. Participants will learn about differential diagnosis for children with hearing loss and suspected ASD.
  2. Participants will examine existing literature on children with hearing loss and ASD.
  3. Participants will discuss educational placement decisions and therapy approaches for children with hearing loss and ASD.


  • 12:00 – 12:15 Introductions
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Deirdre Curle – Overview of existing research on children with hearing loss and ASD
  • 12:30 – 1:30 Journal article discussion: A Summary of Current Understanding Regarding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 35, No. 4.​ (We will email you the article.)
  • 1:30 – 1:45 break
  • 1:45 – 2:45 Regina McGinnis, MA, LMHC and Terra Boulse-Archaro, MA, CCC-SLP, Seattle Children’s Hospital – Assessing children with hearing loss who have signs/symptoms of ASD
  • 2:45 – 3:00 Wrap up

Bring a brown bag lunch. We’ll have a few snacks on hand.

Earn 3 clock hours: Forms will be emailed to you. Fill out and send to ESD 112.

ASHA CEUs? Yes, but it’s complicated. If you complete the additional readings from the issue in Seminars, you can earn 1.35 ASHA CEUs. Cost: $40

Register for “Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy” (4/29, 9-3, Allen Library)

Register for Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy

President Cauce has encouraged us to share our expertise for the public good but what role can academics play in solving today’s pressing problems?  How can we break out of the cloistered world of academic journals and conferences and share our research with a broad audience? How can we bring facts to the forefront of today’s urgent issues?


Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 9am-3pm in the Allen Library South, Research Commons to learn more. This interdisciplinary program will provide faculty and students practical guidance on engaging the public and policy-makers via the press (print & radio), social media, and other venues.  An unconference style lunch is included with registration.


Space is limited so register today!

For more information or to register:

This program is co-sponsored by the UW Libraries, eScience Institute, and the College of the Environment.