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17th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium


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.

EIP/McNair Scholars/GO-MAP Graduate Recruitment Fair


The EIP, McNair Scholars, and GO-MAP programs are once again sponsoring a Graduate School Recruitment Fair for UW students. This year, the Recruitment Fair will take place in Mary Gates Hall on Thursday, May 15, the day before the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event runs from noon-3pm and includes raffle prizes.  OPEN TO ALL!

IMPACT: Aspirations Shaped by Undergraduate Experiential Learning

You are invited to the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Student Art Show Opening next Wednesday, April 16th from 3:30-5pm. Enjoy some light refreshments while viewing and celebrating the student artwork displayed in EXPD, 171 Mary Gates Hall.

We hope to see you there!

EXPD Art Show Invite

Call for applications: Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Application Due Date: Friday, April 18th, 2014 by 5:00 pm.
Applicants must be available for an interview between the dates of May 19 – 23rd.
Selections will be announced on or around June 1st.

Download an application here

McNair Program

The Ronald E. McNair Program is federally funded by the Department of Education to prepare low-income, first generation undergraduates and undergraduates from underrepresented groups for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The Department of Education’s web page provides more information at http://www.ed.gov/programs/triomcnair/index.html.

Program Benefits

The program offers a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development. As a McNair Scholar, you will receive:

  • The support of McNair Program Advisors
  • Research opportunities
  • Generous research stipends and travel allowances
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Workshops on the graduate school application process
  • Assistance in locating graduate schools
  • Access to standardized test preparation software
  • Access to tutoring and the OMA Instructional Center
  • Assistance in locating and applying to research internships
  • Assistance in locating funding/financial aid resources
  • Opportunities for participation in research conferences

Participant Eligibility

To be eligible for acceptance into the McNair Program, you must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the University of Washington. In addition, you:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (neither parent or legal guardian has a Bachelor’s degree)
    Must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander)
  • Must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
  • Must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
  • Must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.

Scholarship Opportunity: EIP Presidential Scholarship


Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2013

The Presidential Scholarship is intended to support students who have clearly demonstrated scholastic achievement, an interest in research, and graduate degree goals. The award will be for the 2013-2014 academic year. Upon receipt of the award, students will be expected to submit a formal research proposal, conduct three consecutive quarters of research, meet regularly with the EIP staff, present their year’s work at the joint Early Identification/McNair Program Annual Spring Research Conference and concurrent Undergraduate Research Symposium, and comply with the other requirements of Presidential Scholars. Awards are contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

An applicant should be either an Early Identification Program or Ronald E. McNair Program student who:
1. Is interested in conducting a research project with the supervision of a faculty member for the three
consecutive quarters of the 2013-2014 academic year;
2. Plans to attend graduate school; and
3. Has a minimum of 125 credits.
Priority given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who regularly use the services of the EIP/McNair programs.

More information available here: http://depts.washington.edu/eip/presschol.htm