Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference

The University of Washington is holding its first ever Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference this April, and they’re looking for abstracts!

The conference is inviting abstracts and proposals for presentations, workshops, and panels that address the health and well-being of LGBTQ communities. They are due on January 19, 2019.

For more information about the conference, click here. 

Conference Travel Awards

Are you presenting your research at a conference? Apply for a Conference Travel Award and receive funding to support your conference expenses! In addition, funds are also provided as a partnership with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer funding for undergraduate research presentations relevant to population health. If you are presenting your undergraduate research that influences health worldwide at a professional conference or event, make sure to mention that in your application and you will be considered for Population Health recognition!

More information can be found at:

Undergraduate Research Symposium Application Now Open!

The application for the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Symposium will be held on May 17, 2019 in Mary Gates Hall.  It is a great opportunity to showcase your research, make connections, and gain experience!

All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 12, 2019. More information and the application link can be found at:

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster


UW Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

The UW Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program is now open for applications!

The program places students in a neuroscience lab for eight weeks and gives them the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences through weekly faculty lectures,  weekly neurological surgery grand round lectures, and OR observations.

To learn more and to apply, please visit:

Researcher Spotlight: Melissa Krook

Melissa Krook is a recent UW alumna from the Psychology department. During her time here, Melissa was one of our Undergraduate Research Leaders and a Scan Design Innovations in Pain summer program researcher! Her story has recently been highlighted by UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Melissa has done some great work, and her journey is unique and inspiring! To read about it, click here.

New Student Designed Living Learning Communities

Do you have a vision to build and engage a community here at the UW?

UW Housing & Food Services is looking for student proposals for Student Designed Living Learning Communities to host in HFS apartments for the 2019-20 Academic Year! These communities are focused on specific identities or interests, and allow students to live in an environment featuring year-long collaboration and mentorship. If you’re interested in learning how to design and propose your own Living Learning Community, attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00pm & 7:45pm in Alder Commons, Room 106
  • Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00pm & 7:45pm in Madrona Hall, Room 311
  • Thursday, December 6th at 7:00pm & 7:45pm in the HUB, Room 238

“Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium

Call for Presenters! The “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Foods and Ecological Knowledge Symposium will be happening on May 3 & 4, 2019.  This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Food as Family Medicine”.

They are looking for abstracts focused on how Indigenous families are working together to reclaim and revitalize food traditions as a way to support community health and wellness. Abstracts are due January 18.

To learn more, please visit:

UW Daily Article on Undergraduate STEM Research

The UW Daily wrote an article about undergraduate STEM research. The piece shares students’ concerns about getting involved in research and shows how these concerns are commonly shared and shouldn’t discourage students from pursuing research. The article features multiple stories of our very own Undergraduate Research Leaders!

To read the full article, click here

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!

To read the article click here