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UW Library Research Award for Undergrads! Deadline: May 16th

Attention undergraduates.  Submit your work for a chance to win $1,000!

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

  • What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects, including posters, that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.
  • Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.
  • Students from all majors are eligible.

The UW Libraries is sponsoring its 13th annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates.  Any project (paper, poster, etc.) is eligible to win.  Just submit a finished project, with a brief essay describing how you used library resources and a faculty letter of support. Last year we awarded nine $1,000 grand prizes and four $250 honorable mention prizes.

The submission deadline is Monday, May 16, by 5 PM.

Information, including submission criteria and guidelines, is at http://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward .

Publishing Opportunity: Reinvention Undergraduate Journal

Are you an undergraduate researcher looking to share your research? An international journal of undergraduate research, Reinvention, is accepting submissions.

Reinvention is a leading undergraduate research journal, publishing academic research papers in any discipline, written by undergraduates from any university worldwide. Supported jointly by Monash University in Australia and the University of Warwick in the UK, and edited by a team of undergraduate students from both institutions, Reinvention adheres to a rigorous peer-review process, under which all papers are reviewed by leading experts in the relevant field.

Reinvention provides an exciting opportunity for budding undergraduate authors to publish their work, and it is a great way for them to improve their research, analytical and written communication skills, which are useful in many jobs, not just for those who are interested in further study or academia. The Reinvention editorial team endeavours to provide a supportive environment for undergraduate authors, many of whom have no experience of writing for publication prior to submitting their papers. Even when papers are not accepted on their first submission, authors are provided with detailed feedback to help them bring their work up to the demanding standards required in academic publishing, and many papers are successfully published after they have been revised.

Visit their website for more information: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/reinvention/


Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity Student Art Show

The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) invites YOU to participate in our 3rd Student Art Show!

Impact: Aspirations Shaped by Undergraduate Experiential Learning

We encourage all undergraduates who have participated in EXPD programs to submit a photograph, piece of art or writing that illuminates their experience.  You don’t have to think of yourself as an artist or a photographer to participate!  The piece of art can be one that you created or, if a photograph, one that was taken of you during your time here at the UW.  The only requirement is that it captures a moment of discovery or exploration that you experienced (and be appropriate for display on the UW campus – no depictions of drugs, alcohol, and no explicit or offensive photos, please!).

Along with your photo or art piece, please include a short description (about one paragraph) of what’s happening in the photo/artwork, why it was a great moment, and how your participation in an EXPD program has influenced your aspirations.  Deadline for submissions: April 4, 2014!  Submit your descriptions and artistic works at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/robinc/227177.

EXPD will print, mount, and/or hang all pieces in our Center accepted by April 11, 2014.  You will be invited (along with your family, friends, and other supporters) to an Art Opening and celebration of the submissions in EXPD on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  

EXPD Programs:
Carlson Center for Service & Leadership; Early Identification Program (EIP); Global Opportunties; Jumpstart; Mary Gates Endowment; McNair Program; Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards; Pipeline Project and Undergraduate Research Program

If you have questions, please contact expdart[at]uw.edu. If you would like to submit a photo but need a camera, please email castick[at]uw.edu to arrange for checking out a camera.

Paid Summer Internships at NASA

1. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., leads the world in scientific discovery and understanding. Goddard is the home of innovative Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science. The center’s diverse and talented team is responsible for each breakthrough emerging from Goddard laboratories.  From high school interns to accomplished Nobel Prize winners, each member of the Goddard team plays a vital role in mission success.

Goddard is a science and engineering Center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth.

GSFC studies the Earth from space with missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or GPM.  GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours, and is scheduled for launch on February 27th.

GSFC studies the Universe and is now building the James Webb Space Telescope.  Scheduled for launch in 2018, the JWST is a large space observatory that will operate in an orbit some 1 million miles from Earth to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

To learn more about available summer internships, visit: http://intern.nasa.gov

2. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA offers internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects under the guidance of JPL scientists and engineers, and experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Their goal is to further students’ pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological and biological sciences. In August 2013, JPL was named one of “The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013” by Popular Science.

To learn more about the research conducted at JPL or to contact them, please visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/,

2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium


Are you an undergraduate student involved in research? Apply to present your work at the 2014 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. Last year, more than 1,000 undergraduates participated in the Symposium, presenting on topics ranging from the world of synthetic chemistry to the realm of dance. To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of our web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 24, 2014.

Need some guidance for writing your abstract? Sign up for one of our Abstract Writ­ing Work­shops and/or attend the upcoming Abstract Writing Open House on Feb. 18.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer to help out behind-the-scenes of the Symposium.

Updated Policies Regarding Human Subjects in UW Research

The UW Human Subjects Division has updated and streamlined many of its policies. Now all Institutional Review Board forms – initial applications, consent forms, modification forms, annual status reports, and more – have been updated to reflect the new policies.

Many of the changes deal with which researchers to list on applications and study consent forms. Other changes encompass listing other institutions and organizations involved in each study. This video explains the changes that went into effect Jan. 31.

Sharrock recommends that UW researchers always download the latest version of forms for use.

Researchers can learn more by subscribing to the Human Subjects Division’s monthly newsletter or by attending a presentation about the new policies.

Read more about this update here.