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Movie Screening: Crisscross by Allison Ross

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity would like to invite you all to a movie screening of the film, “Crisscross” by Mary Gates Venture Scholar Allison Ross.

The film is set in Seattle and is an adaptation of “Hamlet” by Shakespeare. There will be two movies, each running approximately 20 minutes.  The first will be a narrative and the second a “commentary” in which Allison will reorganize the clips in such a way as to exemplify the three themes that she is conveying through the proof of concept film: adaptation, open-ended narrative and ethical ambiguity.

There will be a Q&A with Allison immediately following the films. Popcorn and other refreshments will be provided by the Mary Gates Endowment and Undergraduate Research Program.

Event Details:

Tuesday June 10th, 2014
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Center For Experiential Learning and Diversity
Mary Gates Hall Room 171-E

RSVP HERE: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/460

Take a break from studying and check out this great student film!  We hope to see you there!

Summer Course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio


Full Summer Term (June 23-Aug. 22)
T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm
SLN 11610
2 credits, CR/NC


Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Lauren Brohawn, brohal@uw.edu, Undergraduate Research Program

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).

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.

WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards


Announcing two research funding opportunities. These two opportunities share a common application with an updated deadline of June 30.  Please share widely.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant portion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/wrff/
Deadline (updated): June 30

Levinson Emerging Scholars Awards

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Program supports talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors who want to pursue creative and advanced research in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, and related fields.

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

By funding ten scholars each year, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Program nurtures a growing cadre of high caliber academic researchers who, in turn, will further innovation in biotechnology-related fields and enrich the future of academe.

View more information here: http://exp.washington.edu/urp/levinson/
Deadline (updated): June 30

To apply for either or both of these opportunities, visit: http://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/323

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

2014 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities provides a unique opportunity for selected undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit through immersion in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers. Bringing together four faculty and twenty students in plenary, seminar and tutorial-style sessions, the Institute encourages mutual learning as well as independent thought.

This year’s theme is Native Modernities: Histories, Politics, and Arts of Indigeneity. See below for a further description of SIAH then visit exp.washington.edu/urp/sinst/ for more information and to start an application.


Applying for Summer Research Programs Info Sessions (URP)

Thinking of applying for summer research programs? This info session addresses what you need to know to apply, including:

  • The application process
  • The personal statement
  • How to ask faculty for letters of recommendation
  • How to get the most out of your summer research experience

Application deadlines for most research programs are early winter quarter, and workshops will be scheduled in Autumn and Winter quarters.

Upcoming Session
Monday, December 2 – 3:30-5:00pm, Mary Gates Hall 171

Register now!

Note: More sessions will be added for Winter Quarter.

URP Summer Quarter Advising

No beach vacations for the URP staff this summer. We are here and available to meet with you! We can help you plan for a research experience, find a position, get academic credit, find research funding, present or publish your research, and much more.

We will have drop-in advising on Wednesdays from 2-4pm. During that time, just drop by Mary Gates Hall 171 and check in at the front desk. No appointments necessary.

If you are unable to make it during our drop-in hours, you can contact urp@uw.edu to make an appointment. In your email, please include days and times when you are available to meet.