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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader

 Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here.

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at or (206) 543-4282

Summer GRE Prep

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GRE and Basic Math Refresher Classes (Express Series)
July 25th, 26th, August 1st, 2nd
BMR: 9:00AM-11:00AM


GRE and Basic Math Refresher Classes  (August Series)
August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
Classes hosted on August 9th and 16th will be in Savery 168
Classes hosted on August 23rd and 30th will be in Savery 130
BMR: 9:00AM-11:00AM
GRE: 11:00AM-2:00PM
Online Registration Link:



Space is available in NUTR 200 Nutrition for Today. Students will gain practical knowledge in general nutrition and wellness, including learning how food is used to fuel their bodies and how to choose food wisely to maintain a body size that is right for them.

NUTR 200 is the prerequisite for almost all other NUTR courses and is a core requirement for the Nutritional Sciences Minor.

No prerequisites for the course and it provides NW credits.


Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2015

Program Benefits

  • Scholarship Award (amount will be based on current funding levels – previous awards have ranged from $3,500 – $4,500)
  • Year-long undergraduate research seminar and presentation opportunities
  • One-on-one pre-graduate advising and graduate application preparation
  • Multidisciplinary research community


  • Affiliated with the Early Identification Program (easy to become affiliated – just email us at to set up a quick appointment!)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum 125 credits completed as of Spring Quarter 2015
  • At least one full academic year remaining before graduating
  • Plans to conduct undergraduate research all three quarters of the 2015-16 academic year
  • Plans to pursue graduate school
  • All majors are encouraged to apply!


More information is available at and all questions can be directed to


C ENV 110: Introduction to Food and the Environment

5 credits
SLN#11831 (plus lab section)
No prerequisites. Great for freshmen!

Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.

  • Discover environmental science through food production.
  • Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology.
  • Create a food diary and find out the environmental consequences of your diet.
  • Understand what climate change, politics, culture, biodiversity, and geography have to do with food.


Also offered as part of a FIG (sections AB & AF)




GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education
SLN#: 11638

This is a 8-week course (2 C/NC) for juniors and seniors from all disciplines who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of, graduate education; learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find a good program fit and how to prepare effective application materials.

-Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school? Come explore and find out!
-Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement? We can help!
-Not sure what program or school you want to attend? Find your fit here!


Course Info:

GRDSCH200 A – Prep for Grad Ed
SLN# 11638
M 1:10 – 3:20 THO 119 (Seattle)
Course will be hybrid – half in-class and half online

The Autumn Quarter Inner Pipeline program provides a dynamic opportunity to earn credit and also gain experience working in K-12 classrooms.

To read further about Pipeline Autumn Courses:

All of us have known students who, for one reason or another, have found it necessary to leave the University of Washington without a B.A. in hand. They relocate out of state, find full-time employment, start families – and all of a sudden that dream of a UW degree recedes into the distance.

Integrated Social Sciences is a fully online interdisciplinary program that allows students who have earned at least 75 credits and have an overall GPA of 2.0 to finish their degrees. Returning UW students currently in the ISS program were formerly pursuing degrees ranging from Philosophy to English to Forestry. Against all expectations, they have returned home to the UW, some after nearly 30 years away, and are on track to degree completion.

For more information:

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. Accepted students will participate in BIOL 106 during Autumn Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.

Lecturer, Department of Biology

Hitchcock Hall 216, Box 355320

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-5320

The College of Education is offering a fall section of Introduction to Resiliency in College.

EDUC 300: Introduction to Resiliency in College
Tues/Thurs, 11:30-12:20
SLN 22115

This course focuses on a Universal Prevention Program that offers resilience and social-emotional training. This course presents skills and strategies that have been shown to reduce stress, improve mental health and interpersonal relationships, decrease risk-taking behaviors, and improve physical and academic performance. This class emphasizes skills such as: cultivating willpower, mindfulness-based practices, identifying negative thoughts and developing more positive ones, managing intense negative emotions, connecting with others in meaningful ways, making healthy lifestyle choices, and the importance of getting good sleep. Offered with an emphasis on learning resilience skills in educational settings and how these skills benefit all students.

Open to all undergraduates.

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