Engineering Project in Puerto Rico

Need some mid-week inspiration?

Here is a spotlight on an Engineering project which has helped restore electricity to Puerto Rican homes with medical needs. The project is partly founded by UW’s Clean Energy Institute, sponsor for the Clean Energy Bridge to Research Summer Program. The project is also one that Hugo Pontes, undergraduate researcher, participated in. It goes to show the meaningful opportunities that undergraduates can get involved with!

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URP congratulates MacArthur Awardee Professor Kristina Olson

Three weeks ago Kristina Olson, an Associate Professor of Psychology here are the University of Washington, was named one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows.

The MacArthur Fellowship honors Olson’s research at the Social Cognitive Development Lab, which she established and runs at the UW, as well as the TransYouth Project, which she created and is now the nation’s largest longitudinal study of transgender children. The award comes with a $625,00 stipend that can help Olson support further research.

Congratulations, Professor Olson!

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Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fundan award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will: gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.

Apply here:

Deadline:   5:00 p.m., October 23, 2018 

Honoring Implicit Bias Research

In case you missed it in the midst of starting school:

Last month Professor Greenwald from Psychology was honored for his research on Implicit Bias through the Golden Goose Award! The Award recognizes the Implicit Association Test Greenwald and his colleagues developed over two decades ago, as well as the impact their research has had throughout those years.  Read the full article here.

Infinity Box Theatre Project, “Living in Multiple Realities”,

Are you looking for something to do later this month?

The Infinity Box Theatre Project is presenting a staged reading themed, “Living in Multiple Realities”, as part of their ongoing series Thought Experiments on Being Human.

A collaboration between local playwrights and scientists working on the topics of Virtual or Augmented Realities, the event includes the reading of four new plays followed by a scientist-led conversation.

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Congratulations to Janice DeCosmo, President of the Council on Undergraduate Research!

The Undergraduate Research Program is thrilled to announce that Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost for undergraduate research at UW, has been elected as the president of the Council on Undergraduate Research! The council represents over seven hundred institutions and nearly thirteen thousand individuals nationwide. Congratulations, Janice!

Husky Seed Fund

Created by students for students, the Husky Seed Fund brings innovative ideas to life by awarding funds for projects that that will enhance students’ extracurricular experience. Last year’s round of funding resulted in Husky ADAPT and UW OpenSidewalks. Applications will be accepted through March 12, 2018. More information about the award can be found here.

VISIONS’ 18 Ocean Expedition

VISIONS 18 is looking for students interested in the UW’s Sea-Going Research and Discovery Course (OCEAN 411). This at-sea course offers students the opportunity to live and work on a global-class research ship for four 12-day journeys this summer. Participation is open for one to all four legs of the journey and all costs (except tuition) are covered by the course. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2018. See the attached flyer for more information. Interested students can apply here.