Category Archives: Undergraduate Research Symposium

Join us at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium this Friday, May 20th!

We are pleased to invite UW and Seattle community members to attend the 19th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium this Friday, May 20th! This event is open to the public.

What: More than 1,000 students will present their research in a wide range of disciplines, from aerospace to philosophy, international studies to design, anthropology to computer science, and just about everything in between.
When: Friday, May 20, 2016 , 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mary Gates Hall*, UW Seattle
Why: To celebrate UW Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work!

For more information, online proceedings, or to find a presenter, visit:

*MGH is the main venue, though there will be sessions, showcases, and performances going on in other buildings on campus as well.


URS Poster



UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 13th, 2016!

UW Bothell is hosting their Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Symposium TOMORROW! Check it out: 10am-5pm on Friday, May 13th, in the ARC on the UW Bothell campus.

All are welcome to attend! See the attached poster and schedule for details!UWB Symposium Poster UWB Symposium Schedule

Undergraduate Research in Marine Sciences – Maryland Sea Grant REU

Applications due: February 15, 2016

Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science.

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


– Program Flyer download

– 12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016.

– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

– Applications due: February 15, 2016

– Application and guidance

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at

Best Regards,

Mike Allen

Fellowship Opportunity for Study or Research in Denmark – Deadline January 15, 2016

There is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to receive generous fellowships for study or research in Denmark.

The program is supported by the Scan|Design Foundation and operated out of College of Built Environments. However, it is open to students from across campus (including ESS).

Here is the website with more information:

Applications for student opportunities are due January 15, 2016. Please consider applying!

There is also a program to provide support for faculty travel to Denmark that would provide up to $4000 reimbursement for travel expenses to Denmark. Applications for faculty exchange are due April 15, 2016.

2016 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates & High School Students

Deadline to apply: February 8, 2016

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer.  In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering a Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate Students (REHU) program this summer.  Both Centers seek qualified students for 2016 fellowships.  Stipends are $4,000 (undergrad) and $2,000 (high school student) for ten-week projects at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of California, San Diego, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the program students will produce reports and present findings at a symposium. The deadline to apply to the REU and REHU programs is February 8, 2016. Links to information and applications are at<

2016 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program – Deadline January 2016

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  We would appreciate your help promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among students at the University of Washington.  I have attached an informational brochure that offers an overview of the program, including eligibility criteria, compensation, travel and housing, and how to apply.

Please encourage your students to visit the SURP website for more comprehensive information.

An online application for the 2016 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2015.  The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 15, 2016.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 22, 2016. 

Summer Research Opportunity at University of Central Florida – Deadline Feb 2

We are excited to announce a NEW interdisciplinary summer research program at the University of Central Florida (see attached). The UCF College of Graduate Studies is currently recruiting students for the Preparing Future Researchers program that will run May 28-July 29, 2015. Participants will receive a $4000 stipend for the summer in addition to numerous professional development and research-related opportunities. Projects for Summer 2015 are in the following disciplines:


Criminal Justice

Security Studies

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Optics and Photonics

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 2, 2015. For more information, the program flyer, and link to the online application, please visit:

Should you have any questions, email

Abstract Writing Workshop – Feb 17

Undergraduate Researchers!

Abstract Writing Workshop

Tuesday, Feb 17th 2015
4:00– 6:00 PM
Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Room

For assistance in preparing for the undergraduate research symposium AND beyond!

SACNAS is: Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

We are an all-inclusive group dedicated to fostering success in science through higher educa8tion with a national presence

• Research abstract basics

• How to write a strong abstract

•Network with graduate students

• Opportuni4es to present your research at the national conference!

*Food will be provided*

ALL STEM undergraduate researchers welcome!

Hosted by the UW-SACNAS chapter & UW Undergraduate research program

Special thanks to our partners:
UW-office of research
US Bank

Poster Session & Competition in Phoenix, AZ


Poster Session & Competition

January 17, 2015  ~ Phoenix, AZ

Abstract Submissions Due by November 15 to Scott Burgess


Conference Areas of Focus:

  • Global Security, Cyber Intelligence & Aviation Safety
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems & UAVs- Privacy & Security, National Airspace System Integration
  • Commercial Space Flight Systems, Operations & Safety
  • Human Factors, CRM & Aviation Psychology
  • Systems Safety, including Fire, Law Enforcement, Emergency Response
  • Accident Investigation
  • Maintenance, Fractional Ownership & Business, Corporate & General Aviation

Free Registration

~Saturday Only~

Free Registration for Undergraduate Researchers Participating in Sessions on January 17.

Register Now


– Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Session for High School Programs

– Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions

– Undergraduate Research Roundtable Sessions

Learn more

Poster Sessions

– Open to National & International Undergraduate Students

– Showcase Your Research on a 36″ x 48″ Poster


URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by Sept. 2nd

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!

Due Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2014-15 academic year. URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to URP. The goal for URLs is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates in research from a range of disciplines (e.g., humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, etc). Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at or (206) 543-4282