Mary Gates research and leadership scholarships – apply now!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.   

Information Sessions (select one):

Monday, Oct. 5 at 2:30-3:20 PM and 3:30-4:20 PM, in MGH 258

Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10:30-11:20 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM, in MGH 171

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1:30-2:20 PM and 2:30-3:20 PM, in MGH 258

Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:00-11:50 AM in MGH 171


Leadership Application Workshop:

Monday, Oct. 12 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.) 


Research Application Workshops (select one):

Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 258  RSVP

Monday, Oct. 19 at 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)


Leadership Deadline: October 19 at 5:00 p.m. 

Research Deadline: October 26 at 5:00 p.m. 

Begin the online application and learn more on our website,  Email with any questions.

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MEDIC meeting Wednesday, Oct 7th

Welcome to MEDIC, all our new and returning members!

On Wednesday, October 7th from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room 359.

James will be leading a discussion on Henrietta Lacks and Tissue Ownership. If you’d like to get a head start, please check out the links below:

Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St) and take the stairs down the to the third floor. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!

If you have any food allergies please reply to this address and let us know. We want to make sure we bring something everyone can eat. Also, as this is our first meeting of the year, we expect it to be crowded. T359 has seating for 30, but some of you may have to stand. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and be sure to like us on Facebook at for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media.

Hope to see you there!

MEDIC Officers
James Gillespie, Dan Ho, Eva Barth, Kyle White, Nina Longman, and Sayward Nelson

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AED meeting Tuesday, Oct 6th 6-7 PM

Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honor Society will be holding their first meeting of the quarter on Tuesday, October 6th from 6-7 pm in Bagley 131. All UW students are encouraged to attend and learn more about this organization and the opportunities it provides. From shadowing programs to medical student mentorship programs, AED is the best place to be for a pre-medical student. To learn more about AED, feel free to look through their website and Facebook page.

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U Lead We Lead 2015


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Undergraduate Research – get involved!

Welcome to those of you who are new and welcome back to our returning students!  The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) helps students in all fields to enrich their academic experience by engaging in exciting hands-on research with UW faculty.  URP offers courses, workshops, advising, and resources to help students find year-round and summer research opportunities, get academic credit, present their work, and obtain funding.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved or further your engagement in research, follow our 2-step process below.  We look forward to assisting you.

Best,  Undergraduate Research Program Staff

Undergraduate Research Program Info Sessions & Advising

STEP 1: Undergraduate Research Info Sessions

If you’re looking to get started in research, this is the info session for you!

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help students pursue their research interests. The sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns.

Every Friday in Autumn Quarter, 2:30 – 3:20 p.m., 171 Mary Gates Hall

Sign up here


STEP 2: Autumn Quarter Drop-In Advising*

One-on-one or small group advising for students who have attended a URP Info Session or are already involved in research.

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. & Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

No appointment necessary to meet with an adviser. Just check in at the front desk in Mary Gates Hall 171 when you arrive during drop-in hours.

If these times do not work for you, please email us at with several dates and times you’re available for the following week, and we will work on setting you up with an appointment.


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Pre-health drop in advising – Tuesday 1:30 – 3 PM

PH drop-in poster 2016

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Virology lab seeking sophomore lab helper

A virology lab in the Microbiology department at the UW is looking for a sophomore lab helper.  The initial duties will include basic lab maintenance, solution making and other lab tasks.  However, the position can transition into learning cutting edge bench research in future quarters. The lab is looking for a dynamic student, preferably a sophomore or possibly a freshman, intensely interested in science and willing to work at least 8 hours a week throughout the year.  Please send a resume, your unofficial transcripts and a one paragraph statement on why you are interested in working in a lab to

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Pre-Health Living Learning Community Kick-off

Thanks to all who participated in the Kick-Off Scavenger Hunt for the 2015 Pre- Health Living Learning Community!

During Dawg Daze, students living in the community came together with their resident advisers and campus partners to meet one another and learn about resources on campus that will help them succeed. Congrats to the winning team, chosen for the creative and fun pictures they took along the way!


The Pre-Health Community in Maple Hall provides students with the opportunity to reflect, learn, plan, experiment and engage within a community of other students with similar academic interests.

Pre-Health Community members will be able to form study groups with other students pursing pre-health related coursework, to participate in activities featuring engagement with advisers, staff, faculty and practitioners, to develop leadership skills by leading community service projects in the community, and to explore the many pathways to a fulfilling career in the health profession.

For great information about the field and exploring different majors, visit Pre-Health Advising.


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UW Bioengineering Information Sessions


Bioengineering is a major where biology and medicine meet engineering and the physical sciences in order to solve problems in human health or health care.

Fall Quarter 2015 Information Sessions

  • October 8th 1:00 – 2:15 pm Foege N130
  • October 27th 1:00 – 2:15 pm Foege N130
  • November 18th 2:00 – 3:15 pm Foege N130

These sessions will cover our curriculum, admissions (including the application and selection factors), undergraduate research, and special opportunities in the major.
Fall Quarter 2015 Drop In Hours

  • Monday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 pm

*Please check in at Foege N107*

Contact an Academic Advisor at

OR an undergraduate Peer Advisor at

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Internship with the Queer Student Commission!

The QSC is one of eight diversity commissions under the Associated Students of the University of Washington.

We are a student-run, student-led, umbrella organization for gay, bisexual, lesbian, trans*, intersex, and queer students on campus.  The ASUW Queer Student Commission’s mission is to…

  • Support, educate, and cultivate an accountable, inclusive environment for queer / GLBTI UW students
  • Provide non-heteronormative, anti-racist, non-ableist, all-ages, sex-positive, and non-sexist programming, services, and atmospheres
  • Work to increase acceptance of queer students
  • Promote solidarity within the queer community, celebrating our intersecting identities

We accomplish this by organizing, funding, sponsoring, and endorsing programs and projects that share these principles.

Apply to be an intern with the Queer Student Commission!

For more information and the application visit 

Apply  @


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Interviewing for Med, Dent, or Pharm? Panel next week!

PH Interview panel 2015

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Carlson Civic Fellowship Flyer 2016

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students. Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will “hire” three Fellows to work with three local non-profits during Winter and Spring quarters.

The host sites for 2016 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service // Civic Engagement Fellow (Engaging the API Community)
  • Puentes // Community Mobilization Fellow (Ending Migrant Detention)
  • Solid Ground // Advisory Council Fellow (Racial and Economic Justice)

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit for a minimum of 10 hours per week from January-June 2016 and will receive a $2,500 stipend to help make their investment of time and effort in Fellowship activities more feasible.  In addition to their work with their host site, and to deepen their professional, leadership and personal capacities, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

  • Participate in a 3-credit (credit/no-credit) Community-Based Leadership course offered through the Carlson Center during Winter Quarter (“GEN ST 348: Critical Perspectives on Service and Community Engagement”)
  • Engage in structured activities and ongoing reflection about their goals, personal strengths, leadership practice, and professional development; regular coaching sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to track progress and growth throughout the Fellowship — and will work to integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.
  • A series of community events.

Brief descriptions of the three 2016 Fellowship opportunities are below, and outlined in the attached flyer.  For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship program and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website:

Applications are due to by Monday, October 19 at 5:00 PM.

Questions?  Contact Talya Gillman in the Carlson Center, 206.616.2885 or!

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Jumpstart at the University of Washington is accepting applications for the 2015 -2016 academic year!

Jumpstart at the UW is an early childhood education program that places UW college students in preschool classrooms serving low-income communities throughout Seattle.

Benefits include:

  • Earn $11.50 hour for work-study students*
  • Earn academic credit
  • Become part of a community of UW students who are passionate about educational equity
  • Build strong connections with children and support them towards success in kindergarten and beyond!

To get more details, attend, attend an upcoming Info Session this week at UW Seattle in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (MGH 171):

  • TOMORROW, September 30th at 2:00 pm in MGH 171
  • Thursday, October 1st at 11:00 am in MGH 171

(Additional Info Sessions listed here) 

Questions? Email or call 206.616.2964.

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Open house for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM)


Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM)

Bachelor of Science Degree | Post-baccalaureate Certificate

HIHIM Bachelor’s Degree –

HIHIM Post-baccalaureate Certificate –

Wednesday, October 21, 2015; 5:30pm – 7:30pm; UW Tower 14th Floor

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the University of Washington’s Health Informatics and Health Information Management Program. Take the next step toward completing your bachelor’s degree or earning the post-baccalaureate certificate!

Meet with program faculty and learn about this exciting field!  Time will be given for formal presentations along with questions and answers about the field, the major and career opportunities. HIHIM alumni will also be on hand to answer questions.

RSVP for this or other events –

(please include first and last name as well as email address)

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Grey Matters Journal is searching for new members!

Grey Matters Journal is searching for new members! If you’re interested in neuroscience, like writing, editing, or illustrating, or just think the brain is pretty cool, join us at 6:30pm in Savery 166 on Thursday, October 1st to learn more about how to get involved and get your work published! Questions? Feel free to shoot us an email at or check out our website at

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