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May 14, 2018

BIOL 106 – Biology Fellows Course

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 plan to take BIOL 180 in a future quarter are encouraged to apply. Accepted students will participate in BIOL 106 during Autumn Quarter (Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps learners 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.”


“They encouraged us to be so connected, so that all of us could be better than what we were alone. We learned to see people as someone we could learn from, rather than as someone we needed to compete with.”


— BIOL 106 Students


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


We look forward to your application!



Brian J. Buchwitz, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology

Hitchcock Hall 216D, Box 355320

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-5320