Official Entry – Click here to register.…and submit your 5-7 p. Business Summary online.
Deadline Sunday midnight, February 23 (no late entries)
Judges will select the top 21 teams to advance to the UW EIC on April 3.
Examples of business summaries from previous years are available for preview, in our office and a few business summaries are available online.
Check out the outline for the Judging Criteria. … and Learn More.
And there’s more…
BPC/EIC Resource Nights: “Insights from Past EIC/BPC Participants”
Thursday, February 20, 6-7:50 pm, Dempsey Hall 104
Resource Nights are a great way to prepare for the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge and the Business Plan Competition, or simply learn what it takes to start your own business. This Thursday’s class will feature a panel of awards winners from past UW Environmental Innovation Challenges and Business Plan Competitions:
Adam Greenberg & Ryan Vogel, Pure Blue Technologies (EIC/BPC 2013)
Brian Glaister, Cadence Biomedical (BPC 2010)
Katlin Jackson, HaitiBabi (BPC 2012)
The panelists will share their experiences, the ins and outs of the competitions, and what it takes to win! Resource Nights are open to the public. Can’t make it? No problem. We’re recording it! Watch it here.
UW EIC Office Hours for student teams
Wednesdays: February 26, March 5 and 12
3-5pm, by appointment only – 30 minutes with the experts
Dempsey Hall 211, Herbold Innovation Lab
Need feedback or advice on your prototype or business plan? Teams entering the UW EIC and/or the BPC and can sign up to meet with mentors for 30-minutes of professional guidance on everything from IP to marketing. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity! A list of mentors and a link to sign up will be available shortly on the UW EIC Facebook page and website. These will go quickly – so sign up fast.
Pam Tufts | Assistant Director
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
UW Foster School of Business, Dempsey Hall 227
UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Connect with UW EIC on Facebook!
Each Program varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity for first and second year American university students to be immersed in the study of British academia and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.
Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:
-AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
-Durham University Summer Institute
-King’s College London Summer Institute
-Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
-University of Bristol Summer Institute
-University of Exeter Summer Institute
-Queen’s University Belfast
-Scotland Summer Institute
-Wales Summer Institute
To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
- be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
- be at least 18 years old;
- have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
- have completed no more than two years of university study; i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university;
- be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;
The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.
Application instructions are on the website for student reference and we recommend they read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.
Applications for the 2014 Summer Institute Awards are due 27 February or 6 March, 2014 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.
Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Programme Coordinator (Summer Institutes)
The US-UK Fulbright Commission
Battersea Power Station | 188 Kirtling Street | London SW8 5BN
T +44 (0)20 7498 4029
F +44 (0)20 7498 4023
The Urban Prep Fellows Program: A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education
In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for four years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nationʼs first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.
Do you have the skills, passion and energy to help us to continue to prepare urban boys to succeed in college? If so, consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates. Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with first year students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance and a monthly living stipend.
Complete our online application today.
Deadline: February 15th, 2014.
Applications submitted after February 15th will be reviewed on a rolling basis if positions are still available.
Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website at http://www.UrbanPrep.org/fellows , or finding us on Facebook and twitter.
For any questions please contact Fellows Program Manager, Dom McKoy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-276-0259 x1128.
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Chief Executive Officer, Luvo
Christine Day was recently announced as chief executive officer at Luvo. Before joining Luvo, Christine, was CEO at lululemon athletica, where she was responsible for creating and executing lululemon athletica’s long-term business strategies, directing the Company’s continued development, and reinforcing lululemon’s position as a global leader of yoga inspired athletic apparel. She joined lululemon athletica in January 2008 as Executive Vice President, Retail Operations, where she oversaw Retail Operations in North America and internationally, as well as the Community Relations, Real Estate Development, the Guest Education Center and Wholesale businesses. Click here to learn more about Ms. Day.
2/11/14 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
HUB First floor lounge
Register for Christine Day Fireside
Ethnic Cultural Theater
Wednesday, January 29th 5:30-7PM
ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists, ASUW Asian Student Commission, ASUW Women’s Action Commission, South Asian Student Association, Indian Student Association, and Sigma Psi Zeta presents “Through Our Eyes”. This event will address specifically from the perspectives of the Asian community and shed light on the issues that Asians face, the barriers and challenges facing Asian communities in addressing help regarding forms of violence and how we move forward as a community.
The event will be comprised of keynote speaker Judy Chen [co-founder of Asian & Pacific Islander Women & Family Safety Center now API Chaya] and performances by local artists featuring spoken word, interpretive dancing, and more.
To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or email@example.com
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/641631462561513/
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We need your help to reduce power-based violence on campus! We believe that natural student leaders, like yourself, are in a position to use peer influence to change the world we live in. If you believe that one person experiencing acts of violence is too many, then Green Dot will give you the skills to do something about it.
Green Dot is a growing movement on campus. A Green Dot is any action that reduces the risk of violence in the moment, supports survivors or creates a culture less tolerant of power-based personal violence. A Green Dot is your individual choice to make our campus safer. A Green Dot is signing up for this winter’s Bystander Training.
Follow the link below to sign up for the training on February 1st from 10am-4pm in Alder Hall. At the training you will learn specific skills about how to do green dots, how to recognize red dots, and examine your personal barriers. The training is paid for by the university, snacks are provided with a catered lunch, and you will gain confidence in your ability to change our culture here at UW by being an active bystander.
“No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.”
See you there!
Catalyst Link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/greendot/222911
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an exciting summer research experience for undergraduates. This is an expansion of our current Charlotte Research Scholars program (http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/current-students/charlotte-research-scholars) for non-UNC Charlotte students from under-represented backgrounds.
This program will provide 10 undergraduate students funding to participate in a 9-week research program. Scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training, and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium, held on July 23rd in the Student Union. Additional details about the program are below.
Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014
Program length: May 26 to July 25 (9 weeks)
Eligibility: Undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and between 50 and 90 credit hours by the end of spring 2014.
Compensation: Scholars will receive a $6,500 fellowship. Students will be housed on campus but must pay their housing fees directly, they can not be transferred from the fellowship compensation by UNC Charlotte.
Application: Apply here
Frequently Asked Questions:
· How much time are scholars expected to commit to their research project?
Scholars are expected to work full-time for the entire 9-weeks. They will spend approximately 3-4 hrs/week away from the project in order to participate in professional development activities.
· How will the scholars be selected?
The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office’s Expanded CRS admissions committee will attempt to match the most qualified students with research projects that are of interest to them. Students that meet the minimum GPA requirements will be further evaluated with respect to grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research as well as other materials submitted and letters of recommendations.
To facilitate matching, students are asked to provide information regarding the types of research in which they are most interested. If a match is identified, the faculty member will be contacted to see if there is interest in the applicant.
· What materials are required beyond the application form?
A copy of your transcripts and two recommendation letters are required. At least one recommendation should be from a science teacher/professor.
· Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?
ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office (email@example.com)
Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments.
· How many positions are available?
UNC Charlotte can accommodate as many as 10 positions in 2014.
We are pleased to announce that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIDDK /Office of Minority Health Research Coordination is now accepting applications for the NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP). This 10 week residential program is for undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research and disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease. Students will be matched with a research mentor at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona. The program description and on-line application can be found on the NIDDK/OMHRC website at http://dsrtp.niddk.nih.gov. Should you have any questions regarding the DSRTP please feel free to contact me, see my contact information below.
The NIDDK/OMHRC is also accepting applications for the Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP). This National program is an 8-10 week program for high school or undergraduate students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The purpose is to expose student participants to research in the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, and digestive, liver, urologic, kidney and hematologic disease. Students will be matched with a research mentor at their choice of research institution when possible. The program description and on-line application can be found on the http://stepup.niddk.nih.gov. Should you have any questions regarding the STEP-UP please contact Ms. Delia Housel at Delia.Houseal@nih.gov or 301-443-8415.
The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.
These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see
Summer Quarter 2014, Priority*: 2/19/14, Regular: 3/12/14
Autumn Quarter/Semester 2014, Priority*: 5/7/14, Regular: 6/11/14
Spring Semester 2015, Priority*: 10/15/14, Regular: 11/19/14
* Priority Deadline is for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed
To access more information about TWC’s program and the application, go to their website at http://www.twc.edu/ (click on the “Internships” link and then “Washington, D.C. Program”). If you are interested in applying for the summer program, by the start of February please go to https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php to make an appointment to meet with me (you can change the week at the top of the screen).
For 2014 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is $4,200. In addition, students pay for 15 UW credits, transportation, and personal expenses. Students are eligible to use their financial aid for this program and all UW students are guaranteed minimum scholarships from TWC that along with reduced UW tuition charges bring the cost of attendance close to or below the cost of attending a full-time quarter at UW.
TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.
If you would like to learn more about this program, there will be information sessions in April.
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