News & Events

  1. Grey Matters Journal Fall Involvement: Content Creation!

    Grey Matters is the University of Washington’s undergraduate neuroscience journal, focused on bringing neuroscience to the public in an accessible, interdisciplinary way!
    Want to get involved in Grey Matters in a creative, flexible way? Applications are now open for joining our video editing and podcasting teams! These applications offer multiple positions, including animation, video editing, script writing, analytics, podcast directing, plus more, and can be found here. Both podcast and video editing applications open on October 4, and podcast applications will close November 7 at 11:59pm, while video editing applications are rolling acceptances.
    Plus, stay tuned for opportunities to get involved with event planning via An Evening with Neuroscience! These applications will open on November 8. And, a reminder that our leadership applications are still open until October 10.
    Also, come hang out with journal club every other Tuesday at 6:30 PM, starting October 5.
    As always, feel free to email thalamus@uw.edu with any questions! Looking forward to your applications!
  2. Neurobiology Club recruitment

    UW Neurobiology Club is currently recruiting mentors and mentees for the upcoming quarter! We are a multidisciplinary student group that aims to encourage interest in the field of neuroscience for students and the greater community, while bringing together those with a like interest in the field.

    If you are interested in learning how to get into the Neuroscience or Biology major, or interested in mentoring others on how to do so, please apply for a UW Neurobiology Club mentor or mentee position using the forms below by Friday October 8th at 11:59 pm (PST)! If you are a returning mentee or mentor, you do not have to fill out the form again.

    The primary goal of our Mentorship Program is to create an open and inclusive community in which we can further conversations about STEM, and connect first and second year students to mentors and resources to help them succeed in biology-related disciplines! Mentor pairings are meant to give students interested in careers in neuroscience or biology an opportunity to learn from your peers and upperclassmen, and foster a close friendship that encourages mutual learning and success. Mentor pairs commit to personal meetups ideally around twice a month, getting to know each other through casual social activities in addition to Neurobiology Club-organized events.

    Apply to be a mentor here: https://forms.gle/5W58zqb38QQngjsJ9

    We are looking for reliable mentors, preferably sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who can ideally commit at least 4-5 hours per month! Mentors do not have to already be in their major! This is a great way for current juniors and seniors to gain valuable leadership and mentorship experience, while engaging and sharing your passion for STEM with prospective students in various majors. Mentors will work with students/mentees, either one-on-one or in group settings, to serve as a guide on their UW journey and introduce aspiring Neuroscience or Biology majors to campus resources or academic services in order to help them get into their major.

    Apply to be a mentee here: https://forms.gle/GkCkaJek1grxfWtZ9

    Aside from our Mentorship Program, we will be offering many other events and programs! Throughout the year, we plan on hosting panels, networking events, educational workshops, information sessions, socials, and other fun events. If you are interested in being a part of our community and learning more about what we do, you can also keep up with us on our Facebook or Instagram (@uwnbiomentorship).

    If you have any other questions, please direct them to nbiomentorship@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Grey Matters Dawg Daze Event 9/27

    Hello all!
    Touch a human brain, see some incredible neuroscience art, and chat with graduate and medical school students at Grey Matters’ Dawg Daze Event! As always, everyone is invited, regardless of major, year, or background in science.
    Our event will take place from 3-5 PM in Savery Hall 260 (SAV 260).
    Can’t make it but want to get involved? No worries! Stay up to date by checking out our “get involved” page, signing up for our mailing list, or emailing us at thalamus@uw.edu. Note that our production and leadership applications for Fall 2021 are now open.
  4. Grey Matters Art Gallery

    Grey Matters Journal is the University of Washington’s fully undergraduate-run neuroscience research journal, focused on making complex topics in neuroscience research interesting and accessible to a general audience. A large part of this mission is including art pieces in our work that help communicate and enhance scientific content in an accessible, creative way.

    Grey Matters will be hosting an Art Gallery project that will be completed throughout the duration of the summer and ultimately presented during Dawg Daze events. We are inviting artists to showcase their talent by creating neuroscience related art pieces in hopes of highlighting the beauty, complexity, and interdisciplinary aspects of neuroscience and our amazing brains! We welcome artists of all different backgrounds and skill sets, and artists have the freedom to create their pieces in whatever medium they prefer (acrylic painting, clay sculptures, videography, animations, etc.). There is no requirement to have any sort of neuroscience knowledge or background for this project.

    Applications are open to everyone and can be found at https://greymattersjournal.org/get-involved-gallery. They will close on Monday May 31st. The program will run from June 10th – Sept. 24th with optional biweekly worksessions and mandatory monthly progress check-ins. Come join an exciting community of artists this summer to grow your artistic skills, make new friends, get creative, and learn more about neuroscience. We look forward to your applications!