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Hello Undergraduate Researchers,
This year we have the rare opportunity of having the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) taking place in nearby Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, April 16-18, 2015. Students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply to present their work. (Deadline: Dec. 2). Please read on for critical info. on NCUR and how URP plans to support your application to NCUR and travel to Cheney, WA.
(1) About NCUR
The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is an interdisciplinary conference where students representing universities and colleges from all around the U.S., and internationally, will present their research and creative works in oral, poster and performance/visual arts presentations.
The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
(2) Travel to Eastern Washington U is on Us!
URP will be chartering a bus (whoo hoo!) for presenters and our staff to travel to Cheney. The cost is on us. For other conference costs, those accepted to present at NCUR are encouraged to apply for an Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award.
(3) Other Assistance: As always, URP Staff are also available to assist you during Drop-In Advising on Tuesdays, 2-4 & Fridays, 10:30-12:30.
We look forward to a strong Husky presence at NCUR!
National Education for Women's Leadership
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in becoming a leader in your community?
Are you committed to bringing better representation for women in all fields?
Apply for the 2015 Alene Moris National Education for Women's Leaders Institute.
The Alene Moris National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Institute is part of a national program started by Rutgers University in 1991. This program is designed to encourage women to seek out leadership positions and engage more with the civic community. Women are over 50 percent of the American population and yet they are underrepresented in leadership positions in virtually every field. The Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute is working to change that.
The Institute lasts for 6 days, from June 22nd-June 27th, 2015. During that time, participants will meet some of Washington's leading women who can offer insight into their experiences and provide important training and networking skills. Some topics that are covered during the Institute:
- How to run for political office
- Public speaking
- Working in the non-profit field
- Managing diversity in the workplace
All undergraduates and graduates attending any 2 or 4-year Washington State college or Washington residents attending an out-of-state school are eligible to apply. The cost of the program is $150 and a limited number of partial scholarships are available. You do not have to be a Political Science major; anyone with an interest in improving their leadership skills and joining a network of influential women is encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 5
Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply
Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level in our educational system toward the goal of closing the opportunity gap in America. These leaders start their paths as corps members who teach for two years in urban and rural high-need communities and help students make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.
”Through my experience in TFA, I have been challenged in ways like never before in my life, but I have been able to persevere because of 30 smiling faces every morning that remind me of the importance and beauty of this work.”
-Courtney McGonegle (UW Foster School of Business, 2013)
The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America
- All academic majors and backgrounds
- Salary ranging from $25,500-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits
- Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact
- Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 50 regions
- All grade levels (preK-12) and subjects including ELL and SpEd
- Possible AmeriCorps Education Award of $11,100 and loan deferment/forbearance
- Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching
- DACA recipients are eligible to apply. Learn more here.
How to Apply: Start a free, non-binding online application: Here
- Short survey on your academic and leadership background
- Short answer questions (300 words)
- No letters of recommendation needed at this time
Contact Sean Rice, UW’s Recruitment Manager, if you have any questions or would simply like to learn more about TFA: Sean.Rice@teachforamerica.org
One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Arts and Social Change Workshops
The workshops focus on how to create better visibility for artist’s work with special attention paid to unique issues faced by artists of color. These are open to all artists and students (visual artists, literary artists and performing artists).
Find the details here: http://www.artsandsocialchange.org/coming-up/
OR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482645308691691/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&source=1
Public Health – Seattle & King County Emergency Preparedness - Volunteer Opportunity
In an effort to ensure equal access to emergency information and services, Public Health - Seattle & King County is working to increase the language capacity and diversity among Public Health Reserve Corps volunteers.
As you may know, approximately 11% of King County residents speak English “not well” and 3% don’t speak English at all. As leaders, you are in a unique position to help your community. By joining the PHRC, you will be working with us to assure equity - before, during and after an emergency.
What is the Public Health Reserve Corps? The PHRC is a community-based group of local medical and non-medical personnel who serve as volunteers during a public emergency. Volunteers also work in the community during non-disaster times, providing outreach to the underserved, supporting Healthcare for the Homeless, attending community events and supporting Red Cross shelters.
Why join? Volunteering during an emergency can save lives!
How much time is required to volunteer? The minimum time required to become a volunteer is approximately 8 hours (including orientation and online trainings.) After becoming an active volunteer, the Public Health Reserve Corps is an opt-in experience - meaning that volunteers are able to choose their level of involvement and there is no obligation to be deployed.
Please consider joining the Reserve Corps today and help respond to public health emergencies or disasters! To learn more about how you can make a difference in your community, please visit
Early Identification Program
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845