Category Archives: URP

2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on May 16, 2014 in Mary Gates Hall.

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.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming Symposium Info Sessions. When you are ready to apply, sign up for one of our Abstract Writing Workshops.

Not yet involved in research? Volunteer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW undergrads are participating in, from projects in synthetic chemistry to new ideas in the realm of dance. Last year, more than 1,000 undergraduates participated in the Symposium.

Find Summer Research

If you are thinking about doing research over the summer, here are some resources to help you search for opportunities.  You should browse programs soon!  Many applications are due early in the winter.

Additionally, sign up for one of our Applying to Summer Research Programs Info Sessions.

Summer at UW (URP page)

Summer Beyond UW (URP page)

National Science Foundation Programs (browse by subject area)

Pathways to ScienceBasic search or Advanced search (Advanced search is especially useful for non-U.S. citizens as it allows you to search by Program’s Citizenship Requirements)

NASA Opportunities (not just for summer)

UW Amgen Scholars Program Information Sessions

UW Amgen Information Sessions

Come to an information session presented by a URP adviser. Bring your program questions and learn more about the application process, what you can expect by being named an Amgen Scholar, and what our expectations are for students.

Thursday, December 5 – 3:30 – 4:30pm
Friday, December 6 – 12:30 – 1:30pm
Wednesday, January 8 – 10:30 – 11:30am
Monday, January 13 – 12:30 – 1:30pm
Thursday, January 23 – 2:00 – 3:00pm

All sessions will be held in Mary Gates Hall 171.

Register here!

Learn more about the Amgen Scholars Summer Program

Applying for Summer Research Programs Info Sessions (URP)

Thinking of applying for summer research programs? This info session addresses what you need to know to apply, including:

  • The application process
  • The personal statement
  • How to ask faculty for letters of recommendation
  • How to get the most out of your summer research experience

Application deadlines for most research programs are early winter quarter, and workshops will be scheduled in Autumn and Winter quarters.

Upcoming Session
Monday, December 2 – 3:30-5:00pm, Mary Gates Hall 171

Register now!

Note: More sessions will be added for Winter Quarter.

UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program


Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation’s top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. For more information, visit the UW Amgen homepage.

The application for the 2014 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is now live!  APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 3, 2014.

To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming Amgen Scholars Program Information Session.


–Thursday, December 5 – 3:30-4:30 pm in MGH 171
–Friday, December 6 – 12:30-1:30 pm in MGH 171
–Monday, January 13 – 12:30 – 1:30pm in MGH 171
–Thursday, January 23 – 2:00 – 3:00pm in MGH 171

Space Available: Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D)

We still have plenty of space available in our one-credit hour, once-a-week course, Research Exposed! (General Studies 391 D). Students can use SLN: 14779 to register, no add code needed at this time. The speaker list for this quarter can be found at

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391) offers the undergraduate an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

For more information about Research Exposed, see

Dawg Daze Open House and Info Sessions

Did you know the URP is just one of nine programs in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity? Come find out all the ways you can be engaged outside the classroom. Stop by the open house or come by for one of our workshops, including an Introduction to Research workshop.

EXPD Open House

Tuesday, September 24th
12:30-4:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall 171
(Dawg Daze event link)

Come and learn about the opportunities available at the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity at our Open House and workshops! We’re excited to meet you and help you get involved with our nine programs related to community engagement, research, and scholarships. Please visit us during one of these events: Open House – come have some snacks, and talk to advisers about our programs!

Scholarships workshop – 1:30 to 2:30pm in MGH171E
Community Engaged Programs workshop – 2:30 to 3:30pm in MGH171E
Research workshop – 3:30 to 4:30pm in MGH171E

Our center connects students with opportunities to engage with Research, Community Engagement, and Scholarships, and includes 9 programs. Visit us at or on Facebook for more information!