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LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have an exciting opportunity summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) available for undergraduates. This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab’s REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners.  The REU program supports LearnLab’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.

Program Dates: Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 1, 2014 with a welcoming reception and information session.  The REU program will end on Friday July 25, 2014 with a poster session in the afternoon.

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 17, 2014. Students will be informed of our decision by March 3, 2014.

Minimum Requirements: Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations.  Students must also be United States citizens or have a current F1 visa.

Learn more at: http://www.learnlab.org/opportunities/LearnLab_Summer_REU.php

Research Opportunity: 35th Year Alumni Study

Con­tact Name: Nancy B. Hertzog

Con­tact Email: nhertzog[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Educational Psychology


This is the third longitudinal follow-up study of the Early Entrance Program, and the first one to examine the impact of the UW Academy for Young Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Data gathered from an electronic questionnaire related to graduates’ personal, academic, and professional lives since they graduated from the University.  Findings not only inform and improve the early entrance programs for current and future students, but they also contribute to a growing body of literature related to the effects of acceleration.



I am looking for someone interested in gifted education, or accelerated learning.  We are in the process of coding our data and would love for someone who can help with coding, organizing data, and use computer software for coding. (Typing skills would be a plus).  We might also use students to interview participants for the next phase of the study, depending how far we get during this term.

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Research Opportunity: Science Education – Building Capacity through Networked Improvement Communities

Con­tact Name: Karin Lohwasser

Con­tact Email: loh2o[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Curriculum & Instruction


Are you interested in science education? If so, we may have the ideal research assistant opportunity for you.

We are a team of professors, research associates, and graduate students that work dedicatedly with science teachers in the region, conducting cutting edge research at the same time.

We need reliable and interested undergraduate students to support us:

  • Preparing for professional development events (preparing materials and support structures);
  • Documenting during professional development (taking pictures of student work, videotaping, note taking, etc.)
  • Organizing evidence after the professional development (uploading and labeling videos and photos to a server, etc.)

You have the opportunity to:

  • participate in research meetings
  • dive into and discuss relevant literature
  • conduct your own small research project

The work hours are flexible, between 10 to 19 hours a week on average during Winter and Spring quarter. However, our need is greatest at these professional development days (it is not a prerequisite to attend all of these days, but you should be able to attend a few):
Jan. 7 or 16; Feb. 4, 6, 13, 19, 20; March 13-14, 19, 25-27; April 2, 22; May 20, 22, 29.

This could be a great opportunity to look behind the scene of STEM education in WA, learning the basics of mixed methods research, and getting introduced to the work with school districts, teachers and students. For more information about our work, please go to http://tools4teachingscience.org/

If you have questions and/or if you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact Karin Lohwasser (loh2o[at]uw.edu) or Jessica Thompson (jjthomps[at]uw.edu).


Some basic understanding of science; flexibility and reliability

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Research Opportunity: Parent Engagement Research Project

Con­tact Name: Jessica Salvador

Con­tact Email: dearjess[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: College of Education


We are seeking two undergraduate students with an interest in learning more about efforts to strengthen parent engagement practices by schools and community-based organizations. As a research assistant on this project, you will primarily assist with data collection, coding, and analysis of literature on parent engagement and participate in research team meetings. Students will be working closely with graduate students and faculty in the College of Education. Training will be provided and credits for undergraduate research available.

The goal of this project is to develop common indicators of parent engagement and is tied to a larger effort to gain systematic understanding of what promotes and inhibits equitable parent/family engagement at a systems level within the context of the Road Map collective impact initiative. This project is a collaboration between the University of Washington, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Community Center for Education Results (CCER) that seeks promote equitable educational outcomes for historically under-served students, families and communities in South Seattle/South King County.

Principal Investigators: Drs. Ann Ishimaru & Joe Lott

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to Jessica Salvador at dearjess@uw.edu.

Resources for Application: If you’d like help with your cover letter and/or resume, please visit Undergraduate Research Program advisors (urp@uw.edu) in 171 Mary Gates Hall.


Students must:
• Have strong reading skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, communication, be reliable, and most importantly, be willing to learn.
• Be available for team meetings Mondays 2-5pm during Winter 2014 quarter.
• Be available 8-12 hrs/wk for winter and spring quarters 2014.

If you would like to continue on some aspect of the research the following school year, that may also be a possibility!

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Job

We are currently looking for qualified candidates for a part time position on one of our research projects.  If you are interested in gaining experience in health research and enjoy working with kids, this job may be a good fit for you!

Health Promotion Specialist (Student Helper)

Position Details:

WSB Study Overview

  • What is a WSB (Walking School Bus)? A physical activity study where a group of children walk to and from school under adult supervision, and in which they are taught pedestrian safety.
  • What are the goals of this WSB project? Increase physical activity and teach pedestrian safety.
  • 6 schools (3 intervention and 3 control)
  • Seattle Public elementary schools, 3rd-5th grade students. Approximately up to 30 student participants per school.

Health Promotion Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Prepping (for recruitment and data collection) at baseline AND follow up
  • Recruitment
  • Data Collection/Assessments at baseline ONLY
  • Walking with the students
  • Teaching Pedestrian Safety
  • Prepping routes and maps
  • Keep track of attendance and weather
  • Communicate with parents and co-workers about anything relating to the WSBs (cancellations, etc.)


  • Follows the school calendar, approximately December-June.
  • Salary: $10 an hour
  • Set hours:
  • Walking (before school: approx. 7-9:30am and after school: approx. 2:30-4:30pm)
  • Trainings (3-4 hours)
  • Staff Meetings (1 hour per month, date/time TBD)

For more information and to apply, please visit