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CLUE is hiring a Biology Tutor! Apply by Nov. 6th!

Hello Huskies!

Are you passionate about Biology? Have you always wanted to help your fellow Huskies succeed? Do you want to gain experience teaching, tutoring, mentoring and supporting others in their learning? Then working with us at CLUE is the job for you.

CLUE is the UW’s free, late-night, multidisciplinary study center located in Mary Gates Hall. We offer drop-in tutoring, discussion sessions led by graduate and senior undergraduate students, as well as a writing center. CLUE works to provide academic support to the full range of UW undergraduates.

We are hiring a Drop-in Biology Tutor for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. Please see the attached flyer for details and go to our website for more information. Come be a part of a fabulous group of tutors learning and teaching at UW!!Bio Hiring Poster

Work-Study Student Assistant for OMSFA & GO! Apply by Nov. 4th

“The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (OMSFA) is seeking a part-time student assistant to support our work, along with the work of the Global Opportunities Adviser. Our office provides information and resources to increase student awareness of the scholarship search and application process via workshops, events, online resources, and individual advising; mentors students through an intense process by offering resources, advising, and individual feedback which result in competitive applications for local and national scholarships; collaborates with faculty and staff to identify and support potential student scholars.”

Read about position details, qualifications, and application requirements here:
OMSFA & GO student assistant job description 2015

Call for Abstracts & Posters at ABRCMS in Seattle – Deadline Sept 11, 2015

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“ABRCMS brings together some of the brightest students in the STEM fields to network with each other and those already established. The experience is immeasurable.”
-2014 ABRCMS Attendee

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) provides the opportunity for students to:
• present their research through a poster or oral presentation,
• expand their scientific and professional development through innovative sessions,
• interact with peers through multiple networking opportunities, and
• learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities, and postdoctoral fellowships through the robust exhibits program.

Encourage your students conducting summer research to submit an abstract to ABRCMS.
Abstract Submissions Deadline: September 11
• Student Travel Award Deadline: September 11

Make an impact. Mentor the next generation of scientists at ABRCMS. Judges’ Travel Subsidy is available.
• Judges’ Travel Subsidy: September 25
• ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative Fellowship: September 1

Seattle, WA | November 11-14, 2015 | abrcms.org
#ABRCMS

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by Sept. 1st

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!
 
Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
 
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

New in-house anthropology journal for UW students!

A group of anthropology students recently started a new in-house anthropology journal, Heterotopia, the inaugural issue of which will be forthcoming very soon.

Moving forward, the journal seeks contributions of student work and student involvement as peer reviewers and members of the editorial board. (Both grad and undergraduate students)

The mission of Heterotopia is to provide a platform for anthropology students at the University of Washington, and others who have a passion for anthropology, to share their works, ideas, and theoretical perspectives as they critically, reflexively, and analytically engage with the world as seen through an anthropological lens. Anthropology is considered to be an umbrella discipline not only because of the diversity of the four sub-fields – biological anthropology, sociocultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology – of which the discipline is comprised but also because anthropology, in its commitment to the study of all that makes human, and all that has made us human, courageously undertakes the work of understanding life for the sake of life. In contested spaces, in spaces of difference and spaces of contradiction, in spaces of solidarity, of evolution, and of revolution, there is a place called anthropology. In bringing to the university community the voices of anthropology, Heterotopia aims to explore all of these spaces and, in doing so, to be a venue showcasing not simply what it means to be an anthropologist, but what it means to do anthropology.

For more information and to find out how to get involved, visit the journal’s website: http://www.heterotopiajournal.org/

Innovating for Urban Social Change — App. Deadline: June 12th

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change
(A new opportunity for undergraduates)

Applications due: June 12, 2015

http://expd.washington.edu/nextseattle

Are you interested in working on important issues that face our city, nation, and the world?  Come work with peers and expert mentors to learn new skills and begin to develop solutions to urban challenges such as:

  • Equity and access to public space;
  • Youth and homelessness;
  • Public transportation as a public good;
  • How healthy are we?
  • Urban mapping of public services/What resources where?;
  • Big data for social good;
  • Access to job training and skill building;
  • What do we know about the air we breathe and the water we drink?

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change is a 2-credit workshop offered Sept. 25-28, 2015 on the UW Seattle campus, providing undergraduates from all disciplines an opportunity to learn from regional innovators and develop an interdisciplinary team-based idea of their own. See website for more information and a link to a brief student application. Questions? Email: cocreate@uw.edu

Library Research Award – Deadline: May 18th

The Library Research Award for Undergraduates: Glory and a Grand!

What: An opportunity for recognition and reward for undergraduate researchers.
The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials. Undergraduates from all 3 UW campuses are eligible.

Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.

When: Deadline to submit is Monday, May 18, 2015, by 5:00pm (PDT).

Where and How: Submission criteria and guidelines are available online at http://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward/.

Questions? Send them to libaward@uw.edu

Volunteering for the Undergraduate Research Symposium! (May 15th, 2015)

The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11am – 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium, and we invite you to Volunteer and to forward this announcement on.

Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. There are a variety of different volunteer roles before, during, and after the event. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Volunteer, and we appreciate your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

U of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Deadline: March 1st

Undergraduate students with an interest in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology and other basic biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program(SURP).

Undergraduate students get to do research in one of several research programs, including among various others Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology, Molecular Genetics/Developmental Biology, and Molecular Pharmacology. This exciting program is specifically designed for students that are considering pursuing graduate school in one of the biomedical sciences. Participants get a stimulating personal experience with scientific (biomedical) research. The research program takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and lasts for ten weeks, from May 26th to July 31st, 2015. For more specifics regarding the program and the types of research involved, please visit the SURP website:   http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/node/268

==>> The final deadline for applications is March 1st, 2015.  <<==

(For those with a specific interest in biophysics and/or structural biology: http://www.mbsb.pitt.edu/training/undergraduate-research-opportunities)

MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program – Deadline March 31

Deadline: March 31, 2015

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program that begins June 1, 2015 and will conclude August 7, 2015. Up to six awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physician-scientists in a clinical setting, attend seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, and participate in career development workshops.  Students will work with faculty on an individual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include graduate students, post docs, research scientists, and current DO-PhD students.

·         Students will be matched based on their interests to a research faculty mentor/laboratory at Michigan State University.  The student will work in the laboratory 10 weeks.

·         All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required to  make a presentation to their fellow SUPER participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program.

·         Students can expect to have “hands on” experience and learn the basic skills necessary to contribute to a research effort; a sample of the techniques a student might learn includes: maintaining cell cultures, electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, electrophysiology and neurochemical assays, and protein and nucleic acid molecular biology.

·         Students will receive exposure to the practice of medicine by individual physician mentors; this experience will average 2-10 weeks.

·         Students will participate in several workshops (1) opportunities available in the biomedical sciences (2) how to apply to MSUCOM medical school  and  MSU graduate programs (3) information on how to complete their AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application service) application  (4) how to succeed in medical school or graduate  school. 

·         Students will also attend seminars.

·         A “Certificate of Merit” will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program.

·         Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing will be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing, East Lansing area.   Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will be strongly encouraged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program and will receive early review. 

Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application, a personal statement of 1-2 pages, which describes academic interests, career goals, and research experiences.  Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor) and a transcript from the student’s undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for receipt of all materials in our office is March 31, 2015. Decisions will be made and students notified by April 30, 2015.