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Summer Undergraduate Research Program for STEM students at UW – App. due April 15th

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is now open for application and closes on April 15, 2016.

SURP is a summer quarter undergraduate research opportunity for STEM undergraduates at the University of Washington. The SURP awards are $5,000 for a full time summer intern (40 hours a week) and $2,500 for a part-time summer intern (20 hours a week). The program dates are from June 20 – August 19.

These awards are made possible through UW faculty/scientists and Space Grant collaborations.

Activate the following URL to view eligibility criteria, details and application process: http://www.waspacegrant.org/for_students/student_internships/wsgc_internships/SURP_for_students.html

DAAD RISE: Research Internships – Applications Due Jan. 15th

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program offers opportunities for study, research and internships in Germany, as well as a wide variety of funding opportunities for students and including summer research internships for students in the sciences.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  • Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
  • Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
  • Working Language is English
  • Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses
  • Over 300 students are awarded annually

Important Dates:

                November 19thInformation Session at 11:30am in MGH 171

December 4thInformation Session at 12pm in MGH 171

January 15, 2016 – Application Deadline

Please find more information at the DAAD Rise at the website. Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session and schedule an advising appointment with the Global Opportunities program.

Call for Proposals- LSMCE Annual Conference Due Sept 4 2015

The Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) is hosting the third annual LSMCE Conference on October 23-25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The conference brings together a community of scholars from all over the United States to focus on accelerating diverse talent along the STEM pipeline. The conference provides a forum to consider and discuss broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

LSMCE seeks proposals that address effective recruitment, community building, academic integration, and professional development of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.


Session Formats:

Breakout Session –  Breakout sessions involve 12 presentations, lasting 60 minutes each.  Each session will give the presenter 40 minutes for presenting content and 20 minutes for questions and discussion.


Student Poster Session – Poster presentations that communicate your undergraduate or Master’s degree level STEM research.  The poster session allows for the visual display of STEM projects and an overview of your research.


Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) Oral Presentation Session – Are you a current Bridge to the Doctorate student seeking a platform to publicize your research?  Take advantage of this opportunity to share your research with professionals and potential employers.  These highly compact sessions will give Bridge to the Doctorate students 10 minutes to present their graduate STEM research concluding with a 5 minute Q&A.


Workshop Session- Interactive workshop sessions lasting 60 minutes will provide participants the opportunity to actively explore a topic, strategy or learn a new activity. This session is meant to have a hands-on component. To apply for a workshop session, you will need to provide an abstract (including a title and brief workshop outline) and plans for engaging your audience. Proposals should contain all requested information. Reviewers will judge the quality and community interest in the proposed topic based on submitted proposal.Anticipated workshop attendance between 15-40 participants.Please note that only four workshops will be scheduled.


Early submission is encouraged.

The following calls are now open:

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:

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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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