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Learn how you can get involved with Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island. FHL faculty and former students will share their experiences, talk about their research, and answer questions. By participating in a FHL field and research-intensive marine science and/or humanities program, you will strengthen your resume, prepare for graduate school, and develop skills for a career in your field. Any UW student can spend a quarter at FHL.
“Through field trips, lectures, and labs, everyone was able to get a really hands-on experience. For basically all of the labs, we went out on the dock and collected samples of the things we were learning about in class. That kind of relationship between the class and the field is something I have never experienced. FHL is unique in that you are able to directly observe the things you are reading about.”
–Alex Ulmke, FHL Student Autumn
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Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation’s top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research.
The application & information for the 2013 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is available at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen
Each summer, the UW School of Medicine’s Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & UW School of Dentistry Educational Partnerships and Diversity offers an unique opportunity for college freshman and sophomore students interested in medicine and dentistry.
The Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a six-week enrichment program for talented underrepresented college freshmen and sophomores interested in medicine or dentistry. The program will offer each scholar intensive enrichment in core science courses, clinical exposure, mentor shadowing and much more. The UW simultaneously aims to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the needs of underserved communities within a supportive and diverse environment. The UW SMDEP has a 23 year proven record of success among our graduates. As of 2011, 870 of our SMDEP graduates have gone on to medical school or dental school.
It is intended for students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (economic, geographic, education) and/or students who are underrepresented in medicine (racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population). We feel that students who expect to encounter significant barriers in achieving their educational and professional goals will benefit from SMDEP.
The UW SMDEP information/application is online at www.smdep.org. SMDEP application opens November 1st. The application deadline is March 1st. SMDEP has rolling admissions: SMDEP accepts students on an ongoing basis, so please apply early. View SMDEP video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLiIKec1hwk&feature=plcp . Please see enclosures regarding promotional materials on SMDEP.
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a few more fall sessions on searching for scholarships, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations. These sessions are for students in all fields who might be interested in learning more about searching and applying for scholarships of all kinds and/or working on graduate admission applications.
Freshman Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.
Oct. 31, 2012, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 15, 2012, 3:30pm to 4:20pm, MGH 171
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
Nov. 7, 2012, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 29, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE, though drop-ins are also welcome.
CV Writing Workshops:
Nov. 16, 2012, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement.
Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV!
Please RSVP to attend HERE.
Personal Statement Writing Workshops:
Nov. 13, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 29, 2012, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging.
Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE.
Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops:
Nov. 5, 2012, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.
Please RSVP to attend HERE.
The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washingtonundergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.
Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University ofWashington. For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials. For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington. Multiple fellowships are expected to be awarded for amounts between $400 and $1000.
Fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Copies of the application materials can be downloaded from: www.jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/
Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: email@example.com.
Note: This year’s application instructions require that applicants submit their materials electronically in addition to sending 1 hard copy application to the African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle WA 98195-3650. Your letter of reference may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the person recommending you; a hard copy of the letter of reference is not required.
The Beacon Center for the Study of Evolution in Action is hosting an NSF funded undergraduate research opportunity for students from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or living with disabilities. The Beacon Research internship is a program that would allow students to explore and develop careers in evolutionary and computational sciences. Students will perform a mentored research project and present their findings at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Applicants must be:
- US citizens or permanent residents
- Currently enrolled UW undergraduate students that fall into one or more of the following groups:
- Living with a disability
- From underrepresented minority groups (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, Filipinos and Pacific Islanders)
- The first in their family to attend college
Program Description and Requirements:
- BEACON sponsors two undergraduate research programs: one during the academic year and one during the summer. Current eligible UW undergraduate students can apply to work with one of the UW BEACON faculty members (see brochure), receiving a salary of up to $10/hr.
- Academic Year Students: a part-time paid position for two-quarters
- Participants must present at the 2013 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
- Summer Research Students: a full-time paid position for one quarter
- In addition to the 2013 UW-URS, summer quarter participants must also present at the UW Summer STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Applicants must identify and contact a UW BEACON faculty mentor to define and develop a research project. Students with identified mentors will write and submit an application to Dr. Wenying Shou: email@example.com. The application should include an unofficial transcript, letters of recommendation, a statement of why you are eligible for the program, what project you plan to carry out and why, the approximate # of hours/week, and the duration of the project. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to Dr. Wenying Shou. Applications for the 2012~2013 academic year must be received by May 1, 2012.
University of Washington students are encouraged to apply to the GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research Program. The application must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2012. Students that attend other institutions are encouraged to apply to our jointly funded program, the Genome Sciences Summer Research Program for Undergraduates.
GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research participants will receive a salary and are limited to 40 hrs/week. The program will begin June 18, 2012 and end August 17, 2012 and can be extended to September 25, 2012 with the Director’s approval. There are $500 travel stipends available for presenting work at national conferences.
Students in this program will:
- be provided first-hand, quality experiences in laboratories of established researchers;
- network with fellow undergraduate researchers during scheduled weekend activities (6/23-24, 7/7-8, 7/21-22, 8/4-5);
- present their research project and poster at the University of Washington Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 15, 2012;
- explore the rapidly expanding field of genomics;
- gain the confidence and academic exposure to prepare for graduate/professional level programs;
- and join a network of advisors, researchers, professors, staff, and support programs for underrepresented students.
Apply to GenOM
Click here to apply to the UW GenOM Project Undergraduate Summer Research Program–>
Borderlands: Power, Place, and Difference
Application deadline: March 16 @ 5pm
Students will explore a number of domains related to borderland concerns: the borders of nation-states; borders of race, gender, sexuality, species, and multiple forms of social difference; the borders of citizenship and law; borders of popular culture; and the longstanding and subjugated borderlands of Indigenous peoples throughout the globe. Through the development of individual research projects, students will gain experience in cross-disciplinary and collaborative research methods and practice.
2012 Teaching Team:
- José Antonio Lucero, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
- Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky, Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies and Law, Societies, and Justice
- Raj Chetty, PhD Candidate, English
- Simón Trujillo, PhD Candidate, English
Eligibility: UW (Bothell, Seattle, & Tacoma) undergraduates with curiosity about borders of race, place, community and political formations, and cultural practices from any arts, humanities, or social science majors are encouraged to apply.
SIAH selects and supports 20 undergraduates to engage in intensive research projects under the guidance of four interdisciplinary instructors. Selected students are named Mary Gates Scholars and receive a Mary Gates Research Scholarship of $4000. Participants enroll in 12 academic credits for this full-time research immersion experience.
For more information: exp.uw.edu/urp/sinst
Questions?: Contact the Undergraduate Research Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to 171 MGH during our Winter Quarter Drop-In Advising Hours: Mondays, 12:30-2:30 and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, or by appointment.
The Undergraduate Research Program has scheduled information sessions for the 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH) on:
- Thursday, March 1st: 12:00-1:00pm in MGH 171
- Wednesday, March 7th: 3:30-4:30pm in MGH 171
To register, go to: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/286
We are looking for upper-division undergraduate students or recent graduates for 5-6 month research assistantships in biomedical sciences during the summer and/or fall 2012 with possible extension to spring 2013 at the Institute of Scientific Investigations and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP), the University of Panama (UP), or at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City, Panama.
Students will be involved in various aspects of ongoing biomedical research projects at INDICASAT-AIP (http://www.indicasat.org.pa/) or as part of the International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) based at INDICASAT-AIP, UP and STRI (http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/~rogerl/ICBG/index.html). Daily activities will vary depending on laboratory but may include cell and microbial culture, biological assays for drug discovery, field collection of marine and/or terrestrial organisms, chemical extraction and fractionation, and/or compound identification using spectroscopic techniques.
Funding for these assistantships comes from the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program funded through the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD). The MHIRT program is designed to increase the numbers of students belonging to health disparities populations or underrepresented minorities that pursue advanced degrees in basic sciences, biomedical or clinical research fields. Travel, food, lodging, and research expenses are completely covered and a small personal stipend is provided.
- Students must belong to an ethnic minority including, but not limited to, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, or be from medically underserved populations (i.e., socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in rural and urban areas).
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
- Students should be juniors, seniors, or recent graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Students should have completed at least one year of biology and/or chemistry with laboratory, with extracurricular laboratory experience preferred.
- Students must demonstrate interest in pursuing graduate research.
- Students must spend a minimum of 5 months in Panama working on the project (project extension may be possible depending on funding and interest).
Send the following materials to Dr. Kevin Tidgewell at email@example.com:
- Curriculum Vitae including name, permanent and current addresses, phone, e-mail, GPA, and complete educational and employment history (social security number and date of birth will be required upon acceptance to the program).
- A 2-3 page essay including information on your background (e.g., family history, ethnicity, previous laboratory research, education, travel experience, etc.) and your career goals (including how you think a MHIRT assistantship will help you attain these goals).
- Two letters of recommendation, including from someone who has directly supervised you in a laboratory setting (e.g., graduate student, technician, postdoctoral researcher, or professor). Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to Dr. Tidgewell.
Deadline for Submission:
Candidate review will begin March 30, 2012 and continue until positions are filled.
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