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    GRE Test Prep

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    MCAT PCAT DAT Summer Prep

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    MSEP Workshops

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    Math 197 A and B: Problem Solving in Pre-Calculus and Calculus

    Math 197 is a 2-credit credit/non-credit course intended as an enrichment and supplement to be taken concurrently with Math 111, 112, 120, 124 125 and Math 126. This course is designed for those students who; would like to spend more time on their math course, have a heavy (paid) work schedule, and would like to take only two 5 credit classes. More information available here.

    ENGR 202E, Fall 2014 Engineering For Social Justice: A Critical Seminar on the Politics and Possibilities of Engineering

    Join us this fall quarter for an innovative new seminar! We’ll ask questions like:

    • Is technology political? Who wins when a dam is built and who loses when an engineer designs a robot?
    • What is the relationship between engineering, technology, society, ecology, and health?
    • How can engineers work for social justice at the drawing boat and in their daily lives?
    • Who do we engineer for? Who defines the problems we solve? Whose work is
    • considered engineering?
    • Why are women and people of color still so underrepresented in engineering
    • classrooms?

    These questions and discussions of the context of the engineering discipline and the values undergirding the work of engineers is notably absent from most skill-focused engineering curricula. This seminar is intended to fill this gap by creating a space to reflect on the impact of engineers and technologies on society and to imagine a new kind of engineering and technological development for the common good. The course is open to all levels and all majors, including non-engineers. Freshmen and sophomores considering engineering but with reservations are strongly encouraged to enroll. There are no prerequisites other than a desire to learn about the subject and participate actively in class. Course assignments will include readings, reflections, and conceptual designs. More information available here.

    Freshman/Sophomore

    Biology Fellows

    Dear Student, Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:

    • Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bioscience courses?
    • Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
    • Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
    • Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?

    Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Biology Fellows will participate in BIOL 106 during Autumn Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:50 pm). This course helps Biology Fellows define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.

    "We got the sense that the best way was to study to understand it from our own interests as scientists. And that's what I do now in my other classes--study as a scientist, to learn because of my interests and to put that information into the things I already know. It was a message that that's important, and you can keep it in mind. It inspires you." - BIOL 106 Student

    Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited:

    https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/bjb/175589

    We look forward to your application!
    Brian

    Junior/Senior