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Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

“If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live.”
– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

You read about environmental health problems every day:  diseases spread through unsafe drinking water, cancer-causing toxins, poor air quality leading to respiratory disease, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.  Have you ever thought about being part of the solution to these problems?  In environmental health science, you can, by studying the link between the environment and human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the largest research agencies dedicated to improving human health, has a funded opportunity for underrepresented students at UW to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health. This new program, Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented UW students.

Underrepresented students are those who come from a low income household, are first generation college students, or are a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander).

SURE-EH provides a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. Work alongside faculty as a paid student researcher for up to 2 years, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

Read about the research that current SURE-EH are conducting here: http://deohs.washington.edu/current-sure-eh-trainees

SURE-EH will provide academic opportunities to complement the research experience, including course recommendations, seminars, workshops, and research symposia. These educational opportunities will enhance your breadth and depth of the SURE-EH’s environmental health science training, and help you become a leader in the field of environmental health sciences.

The application (including instructions and eligibility information) is online here (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tsterry/301204).

Questions? Please contact: Trina Sterry, sure@uw.edu, 206-543-4207

Paid UW Summer Research Opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students – Deadline March 31st

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington invites students to join the “Data Science for Social Good” incubator program this summer.

Sixteen students will be selected to work with academic researchers, computer scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects with public policy implications. These are paid positions.

Who:
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply, preference given to University of Washington students.

What:
Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact to the local community on the theme of Urban Science. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice.

Where:
Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When:
This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 15th and ending August 21st. Class schedules can be accommodated for students who are enrolled during summer session.

Compensation:
Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks. Stipend payments will be dispersed through the UW payroll system on the 10th and 25th of each month.

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience (although strong candidates without significant programming experience will be considered)

 

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to manager@escience.washington.edu. In your cover letter, please describe your background, interest in the program, and relevant experience/coursework. Favorable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Environmental Health Major App Deadline: January 24th

The winter application deadline for the Environmental Health major is Friday, January 24th.

The online application can be accessed through our website:
http://deohs.washington.edu/undergraduate/applying-major

Prospective applicants are encouraged to talk with an adviser before applying.  Schedule an appointment

here: http://deohs.washington.edu/undergraduate/contact-advisor