Introducing Ask Me Sessions!

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an undergraduate researcher? Do you have questions about how to manage research with classes/work/life, benefits/challenges in research and more?

Come to the “Ask Me Sessions”, where you can sit down with Undergraduate Researcher Leaders, current undergraduate students conducting research in a variety of fields, and get a take on their research experience at UW or talk about your own experience with research.

Apply to United UW

Behind each cherry blossom is a journey, and behind each face is a story. Oftentimes we focus on sharing our achievements and success, but rarely do we ever talk about the steps and obstacles we took to get here. At Unite UW, the focus is on building a family through story-telling. Every story holds a merit, no matter how big or small. Together, cry and smile through this 7-week cultural exchange experience. So what is your story?

Apply at by 9am on 3/25 (Monday)

Now Accepting Nominations for the Pressly Prize

The Department of History is now accepting nominations from UW students for the prestigious Pressly Prize!

The Pressly Prize, named for University of Washington Professor Emeritus of History Thomas Pressly and his wife, Cameron, recognizes outstanding history or social studies teaching at the secondary level in the state of Washington. The Department of History relies entirely on nominations from UW students to bring worthy candidates to our attention. Nominations are accepted from any current University of Washington undergraduate or graduate student from any major or department.

Please nominate a teacher who shows a significant devotion to their field. Nominations are due by 5pm on Friday, March 16. The Google Form is available at the following link:

Apply to the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and the Humanities

Calling all undergraduates in the arts and humanities wanting a different world.

The application for the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and the Humanities is now open, and this year’s theme is “Creating Alternate Worlds”.

To learn more about how to apply and to sign up for an information session, please visit:

Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference

The University of Washington is holding its first ever Interprofessional LGBTQ Health Conference this April, and they’re looking for abstracts!

The conference is inviting abstracts and proposals for presentations, workshops, and panels that address the health and well-being of LGBTQ communities. They are due on January 19, 2019.

For more information about the conference, click here. 

Conference Travel Awards

Are you presenting your research at a conference? Apply for a Conference Travel Award and receive funding to support your conference expenses! In addition, funds are also provided as a partnership with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer funding for undergraduate research presentations relevant to population health. If you are presenting your undergraduate research that influences health worldwide at a professional conference or event, make sure to mention that in your application and you will be considered for Population Health recognition!

More information can be found at:

Undergraduate Research Symposium Application Now Open!

The application for the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Symposium will be held on May 17, 2019 in Mary Gates Hall.  It is a great opportunity to showcase your research, make connections, and gain experience!

All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 12, 2019. More information and the application link can be found at:

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster


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:

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.