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: https://depts.washington.edu/nsssp/

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: http://www.livingbreathsymposium.org/

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

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!

To read the full article click here

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: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/katyd2/360613

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.

Tickets and information at: http://www.infinitybox.org/TE.html