Category Archives: URP

Calling Graduate Students: URP is Hiring a GSA! Deadline June 30th

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) has an opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant.  As part of EXPD, the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with faculty members across the disciplines.

Interested candidates must apply through UW Hires Req #108645; priority deadline is           Monday, June 30th.

Graduate Staff Assistant’s General Responsibilities: 

•Provide advising to students in all departments interested in becoming involved in undergraduate research; 
•Facilitate information sessions and workshops related to abstract writing, poster design, and other research skills; 
•Represent the Undergraduate Research Program at various campus outreach activities, seminars, and events; 
•Assist in raising awareness about the Undergraduate Research Program by connecting with other departments and units on campus; 
•Assist in the planning of the autumn and winter quarter Research Exposed seminar and take lead responsibility on assessment of student learning by reviewing final projects and quizzes; 
•Assist in the coordination of our Undergraduate Research Leaders student outreach program; 
•Assist in the planning of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, including communications with undergraduate participants and a variety of other support functions prior to and during the Symposium; 
•Provide clerical and web support for the Undergraduate Research Program, assist in daily operations, office organization, and web and social media updates, including URP Facebook and blog posts; 
•Assist in the planning and recruitment of scholars for summer research programs and other competitive undergraduate research scholarship opportunities; 
•Provide some reception for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, where the program is located; and
•Attend weekly URP staff meetings and bi-monthly EXPD staff meetings.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must be enrolled full-time as a graduate student at the University of Washington and eligible for a graduate student appointment. 
•Experience participating in research as an undergraduate and/or graduate student; 
•Strong communication skills, including experience making presentations and public speaking; 
•Experience teaching, advising, and/or working with UW undergraduate students; 
•Computer literacy: familiarity with basic HTML and/or Drupal content management systems, proficiency with MS Word, Excel, familiarity with basic Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator, some experience in Catalyst tools, including Canvas; 
•Creative problem solving skills and attention to detail; 
•Ability to work well under deadlines and handle multiple tasks; 
•Enjoy working and interacting with faculty, students and staff of diverse backgrounds and across academic disciplines; and 
•Work well both as a member of a dynamic team and independently with minimal supervision.
Condition of Employment:
Work schedule to be determined quarterly. Work location is 171 Mary Gates Hall, the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD), plus various locations for seminars, information sessions and workshops. Work may have occasional evening and weekend hours. 

Summer Course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

http://expd.washington.edu/courses

Full Summer Term (June 23-Aug. 22)
T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm
SLN 11610
2 credits, CR/NC

Instructors:

Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Lauren Brohawn, brohal@uw.edu, Undergraduate Research Program

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).

URP is Hiring! Undergraduate Student Assistant – priority deadline June 23

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity promotes and facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with faculty, provides a public forum for students to present their work, and offers advising and other resources.

We currently seek an undergraduate student assistant to work 15-19.5 hours per week, preferably starting this summer and continuing through academic year 2014-15.  Compensation is $10.00/hour.  This position is Work-Study eligible.

General Duties/Description:

  • Provide web, database, and other technology support for the Undergraduate Research Program including routine URP website updates.
  • Assist in daily operations including email management, the development, production, and distribution of URP publication materials; office organization; program outreach;
  • Perform a variety of support functions for URP programs and events, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium; and
  • Occasional front desk reception support for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.

Benefits:

  • Valuable experience for students who want to gain professional work experience and/or learn about student services in higher education.
  • Interesting/relevant work environment for students who are already involved or interested in undergraduate research.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.

Requirements:

  • Work well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with PC applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page updates and maintenance.
  • High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including interest in learning new web-page design and other technical skills.

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with basic HTML and/or Drupal content management systems.
  • Familiarity with using social media platforms.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Familiarity with basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and/or InDesign.

How to Apply: Priority deadline for consideration is Monday, June 23

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to: Lauren Brohawn, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Program via Word or pdf attachment to urp@uw.edu.

To learn more about the Undergraduate Research Program, visit: expd.uw.edu/urp

17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The 17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on May 16, 2014 in Mary Gates Hall. UW President Michael K. Young will give the event welcome at 11am (full schedule below).

This year, more than 1,100 undergraduates will present their work. The 2014 Symposium will also feature the inaugural Visual Arts & Design Showcase.

View the 2014 Online Proceedings for the full event schedule, abstracts, and presenter search tools.

Event Schedule

11:00 am -11:15 am Event Welcome from UW President Michael K. Young
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Poster Session 1
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm Oral Presentation Session 1
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm Performing Arts Session, MGH 258
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Poster Session 2
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Poster Session 3
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Visual Arts & Design Showcase, Odegaard Undergraduate Library
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Oral Presentation Session 2
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Poster Session 4

Visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium homepage for more information.

WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards

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Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with an updated deadline of June 30.  Please share widely.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline (updated): June 30

Levinson Emerging Scholars Awards

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/
Deadline (updated): June 30

To apply for either or both of these opportunities, visit: http://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/323

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

The application deadline is approaching!  Submit your abstract by 11:59pm this Monday, February 24.

Get more info from the URP website. Access your existing application or start a new one with MySymposium.

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Are you an undergraduate student involved in research? Apply to present your work at the 2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. Last year, more than 1,000 undergraduates participated in the Symposium, presenting on topics ranging from the world of synthetic chemistry to the realm of dance. To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of our web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 24, 2014.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer to help out behind-the-scenes of the Symposium.

2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

2014SympPoster

Are you an undergraduate student involved in research? Apply to present your work at the 2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. Last year, more than 1,000 undergraduates participated in the Symposium, presenting on topics ranging from the world of synthetic chemistry to the realm of dance. To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of our web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 24, 2014.

Need some guidance for writing your abstract? Sign up for one of our Abstract Writ­ing Work­shops and/or attend the upcoming Abstract Writing Open House on Feb. 18.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer to help out behind-the-scenes of the Symposium.

2014 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities provides a unique opportunity for selected undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit through immersion in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers. Bringing together four faculty and twenty students in plenary, seminar and tutorial-style sessions, the Institute encourages mutual learning as well as independent thought.

This year’s theme is Native Modernities: Histories, Politics, and Arts of Indigeneity. See below for a further description of SIAH then visit exp.washington.edu/urp/sinst/ for more information and to start an application.

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