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Please join the Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)<> and the Simpson Center for the Humanities<> on Thursday, March 7, 10-11:30 am in HUB 334, for a special engagement with Ron Eglash, professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

A cyberneticist specializing ethnomathematics, Dr. Eglash studies the relationship between math and culture, and its implications for social justice and sustainability.  This occasion will be a chance to engage Dr. Eglash on addressing diversity, equity, and access in STEM fields.  You might be interested in his recently published “Race, Sex, and Nerds,” which looks at the socio-cultural norms and barriers that shape participation in STEM fields, and some strategies for challenging them, too.  It is available online at:

You may also be interested in his TED lecture<>.

To register for this special event, please RSVP here<>.  SPACE IS LIMITED!  See attachment for more details!

Dr. Eglash will give the GO-MAP/Graduate School lecture the evening before, Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 pm. F or more information, and to register to attend the lecture,

click here<>.

Eglash lecture



Option 1: On-Campus, March 9th, 11:00am, UW Law School


 Option 2: Anywhere! Find the perfect date and time at

Kaplan is holding a FREE Practice Test for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT.  This semester we’re making the event more convenient than ever with two great options.  Our on site, campus event at UW is taking place on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00am in the UW Law SchoolTo register for this free event, fill out the following web form: Before the event, we will send you an email confirming your registration and providing you with instructions for checking in on Saturday morning.

 Would you rather take the test from home, the library, a coffee shop, or even an open computer lab on campus? Then take your practice test live and online in our Classroom Anywhere environment, available from anywhere you have internet access.

As space is limited, this event does require pre-registration. However, a number of seats have been reserved for UW students.  To register for this free event, fill out the following web form: Once registered, you will receive unique log-in information that you will use to enter Kaplan’s virtual classroom and begin the exam.

Each test will last up to 4 hours and will be proctored like an actual exam. Immediately following the exam, you will be able to receive your score report, with full comprehensive feedback on your individual performance, on a web-enabled mobile device (smartphone or tablet).  One of our expert instructors will provide a short overview on how to interpret your score report, followed by a short workshop on test-taking strategies.  Kaplan staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have.

This is a great opportunity for you to see how you might score on the real thing, and also to become familiar with the kinds of questions that will be on the real test. For most students, this exam will be a more realistic test-taking experience as you can practice in the format that mirrors most graduate school exams.

For additional information, visit us at or call one of Kaplan’s test experts at 1-800-KAP-TEST.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in going to business, grad, law, med, dental, optometry, or pharmacy school in the next few years!


The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.  For more information please go to:

Printable PDF of McNair Applications can be found at:

In order to apply for the McNair Program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education. Because this is a federally funded program, these are strict requirements.

To be eligible, you:

  • must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (for detailed descriptions, click on the links); or
    must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).  Low-income, defined by the U.S. Department of Education can be found at:  First-generation, defined by the U.S. Department of Education can be found at:
  • must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the University of Washington1
  • must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
  • must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
  • must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
  • must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D.2

1Post-baccalaureate students and students who already have one bachelors degree are not eligible for the program.
2Students whose career goals include a medical (MD) or other professional degree (JD, MBA, PharmD, etc.) are not eligible for the program.


The UW Pre-Law Society invites you to attend:

Presented by Peg Cheng, Founder of The Personal Statement School

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

5:30 – 6:30 PM

University of Washington, Smith 107

Do you want to apply to law school?

Not sure about all the steps you need to take?

Feeling overwhelmed by the whole process?

You are not alone. Come to this workshop and learn the steps for putting together your best application for law school. We will discuss the application timeline, LSAT prep, letters of recommendation, personal statements and more. This is a FREE workshop and is open to all pre-law students and alumni. Hope to see you there!

If you are interested in meeting with Mary Tillotson who is the Pre-Law Adviser for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity please call 206-543-7132 to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you.



Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Union Bay Plaza Building located near University Village at 4530 Union Bay Place NE, Suite 209. Click on the link to see a map of the location.  We are on the top floor in the north east corner of the building.

Sandweiss Test Prep will be holding a free law school admissions informational seminar on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 covering all you need to know about the LSAT, the Law School admissions process and how our company can help you prepare for both.

For those considering applying to law school, this event is an excellent chance to talk with Steve Sandweiss - a highly experienced LSAT teacher and admissions expert – about how to effectively navigate the Law School admissions process, preparing an effective application, test preparation time lines, the LSAT exam, and  most importantly, how he can help you achieve your goals effectively and economically!

***These events are free and there is no obligation to sign up for any of our services.

To Register:

Please register for this event on our website or by emailing or calling us. It’s free to register and we will not use your details for marketing purposes or pass them on to a third party.

Phone: (206)-417-5050


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  • OCTOBER 29, 2012
  • 6:00-8:00 PM

On Monday, October 29, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) will conduct a campus forum on graduate education in international affairs at Seattle University.

Admissions officers from participating schools will be at the Seattle University Student Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to distribute literature on their schools and answer questions from prospective applicants. Many of the top graduate programs in international affairs will be represented; as of today, 15 APSIA schools plan to attend.

There is no admission fee, and reservations are not required. Attendees are encouraged to register, however, by visiting the APSIA website and clicking on the “Details” link by the Seattle listing.

Schools attending:

American University
Columbia University
Georgetown University
The George Washington University
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Harvard University
The Johns Hopkins University
Texas A&M University
University of Denver
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
Tufts University
University of Washington

In conjunction with the 20th Annual McNair/EIP Research Conference, the Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) has created a Graduate School Fair. Dozens of UW graduate programs will available on-site to answer your questions on graduate school and the program of your interest. In attendance will be a couple of other universities also participating in the McNair Research Conference! This is an exciting opportunity to hear from the experts (for free)! The Graduate School Fair takes place:

Friday, May 18, 2012
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, room 225

For more information: Anthony Salazar,

Are you thinking about pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, rehabilitation medicine, or other health-related fields? The event of the year has almost arrived, and you don’t want to miss it!

Health Graduate School Fair
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
2:00-5:00pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

Brought to you by the Career Center and co-sponsored by Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the Health Graduate School Fair is a great way for you to connect with representatives from more than 50 health-focused graduate and professional programs, who will be on-hand to meet with UW students and alumni interested in continuing their education in the health sciences. Whether you want to attend graduate school at the UW, elsewhere in the United States, or even internationally, the Health Graduate School Fair has something for you. For a complete list of registered programs and institutions, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit Questions? Contact or 206.543.0535.

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