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Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UW – Deadline April 10th

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers students the opportunity to work in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics research position that will complement their studies. Student researchers work under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or research scientist at the University of Washington.

Projects are available in most fields of physical and natural sciences, engineering and earth sciences (see the 2014 reception program for projects undertaken by last year’s SURP students). Some projects may involve off-campus locations or fieldwork.

Students currently working on a research project or interested in working with a specific faculty member may request that project and/or faculty member on their form.

Applicants are selected by the faculty member supervising the individual projects. Once selected, the student and faculty adviser establish a schedule of work time and goals for the project. Students may apply for either part-time or full-time positions.

Eligibility: UW undergraduate students in good academic standing who are interested in research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are eligible.

Students who attend schools belonging to the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium may be admitted on a space-available basis.

Program Dates: June 22 – August 21, 2015

Research Schedule: Each faculty member-student team will develop a schedule that fits their particular time constraints and project needs.

Award rates: Part-time researchers will receive $2,000 for the nine-week program; full-time researchers will receive $4,000. Awards will be disbursed through the summer.

Application Deadline: April 10th, 2015

Please visit the following URL for more details:

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation $10,000 Award – Deadline Jan. 30, 2015

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a $10,000
undergraduate student award for the 2015-2016 academic year. As such, they
are seeking student nominees from University of Washington faculty
members. The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium serves as the liaison
between the UW and ASF.

Faculty should select an outstanding UW undergraduate student who is
majoring in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines.
Student nominees must be highly motivated, focused on their scientific
objectives, and possess intellectual daring. No interest in an astronaut
career is required.

Please keep in mind that students cannot apply directly for this award and
must be nominated by a faculty member.

We recommend that interested students take initiative and download the
scholarship application materials from the URL identified below, then meet
with a faculty member for nomination purposes.

Nomination forms and more detailed ASF scholarship information may be
downloaded from: http://www.waspacegrant.org/undergr.html

Eligibility and Application process:
-Must be a United States citizen
-Must be identified and nominated by at least one faculty member who knows
the student personally and well
-Must be entering junior or senior undergraduate year

Accompanying the nomination form must be:
-Two nomination letters from faculty members; one must be from the
nominating professor
-A short statement of interest, activities, hobbies, and goals
-An official transcript
-Financial Summary Form
-Proof of citizenship

ASF Nomination documents may be delivered to the address below in person
or via post mail no later than January 30, 2015 at 5pm.

Washington NASA Space Grant
attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Johnson 141
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

This year¹s ASF Scholar is John Mehlhaff, who is pursuing a double major
in physics and computer science. A complete list of past UW awardees and
their majors may be found here:

Questions should be directed to me via e-mail at jcc5@uw.edu. Please see
attached flyer and share with interested parties.

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (open to all STEM fields)

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is offering a competitive $10,000 scholarship for University of Washington students who are in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) disciplines. Awardees will receive funding for their 2014-2015 academic year.

All motivated STEM students, who have demonstrated success in both their course work and research projects, are encouraged to apply. Space Grant must receive all materials by 5pm on February 7, 2014. Furthermore, Space Grant will notify applicants of their application status by February 14, 2014.

Student Eligibility and Application process:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Application must include a letter of reference and cover sheet completed by at least one faculty member who has worked closely with you
  • Must hold either junior or senior status at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year

Nomination documents and details may be downloaded from: http://www.waspacegrant.org/for_students/undergraduate_programs/scholarships/

All application materials must be sent to the Space Grant main office at:

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
Attn: Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Johnson 141
Box 351310
Seattle, WA 98195

As general advice, be proactive by downloading the application materials and set-up a meeting with a faculty member to discuss your application. Ensure that your application is complete by verifying that all documents are included and double check for typos, grammar and such.

I am here to help, so please feel free to contact me regarding this opportunity at jcc5@uw.edu. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found at the provided link above.

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Juan Carlos Chavez
Student Program Coordinator and Advisor
Washington NASA Space Grant
Phone: 206-543-8919