Calling all sophomores, juniors, and seniors exploring master’s and doctoral programs at the UW and neighboring universities in Washington or throughout the region and
country. This is an informal event, designed for UW students, alumni, and community members to learn about graduate school and consider ways to prepare right after they graduate or years later.
There will be a raffle with prizes for attendees throughout the entire event!
Thursday, October 26th from 11-3pm in the Intellectual House
It is again time to encourage your graduate students working in a water resources related field to apply for the Washington State Section of the American Water Resources Association’s annual graduate fellowship.
Details regarding the requirements for and benefits from the fellowship are outlined in the attached application.
There is one big change this year. In past years the deadline for submitting the application has been mid-November. However, during the last two years this date has proved problematic for both the review committee and students. Consequently, after consulting with student chapter representatives and our own membership, it was decided that a mid February deadline would work better for all parties. You will note that the deadline for this round of applications will be Friday, February 16, 2018.
Apply here: AWRA_FELLOWSHIP App 17-18 v1
Are you interested in gaining a full-time, part-time, or an internship opportunity with a government agency? Then you will definitely want to attend the UW Seattle campus Government Job & Internship Fair sponsored by the Career and Internship Center with support from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance Career Development Office.
Thursday, October 26th, 2-5pm
Mary Gates Hall Commons – Seattle campus
Open to all students and alumni from all 3 campuses
Questions? Please email Donna Chen at email@example.com or call the Career & Internship Center at 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 26th in Mary Gates Hall!
It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!
We could not be more excited to advertise our two SCIENCE ASB programs (STEM and Environmental Science), flyers attached, which serve youth ages 10-18.
(If you are interested in Literacy ASB, applications will be out for that Monday Nov 13th!)
By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.
UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they also gain a lot from the experience in return!
For more details:
STEM ASB: http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/STEM/ – more questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental ASB: http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/alternative-spring-break/environmental-education-asb/ – more questions? Email email@example.com
***Open Information Session: Friday, Oct 27th, 4:30pm, MGH 171E***
Priority Deadline for Applications is 11:59pm on Friday November 3rd.
Environmental ASB application (new applicants): https://goo.gl/forms/nWZxbVDSzYpezrca2
Environmental ASB application (returning participants): https://goo.gl/forms/iG96j78HLtT7cHsC3
Sponsored Student Travel Awards for 2018 US-IALE Conference
Up to ten (10) travel awards, valued at up to $700 each, have been made available to support students to attend the 2018 US-IALE conference:
US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting
April 8-12, 2018
Students interested in applying for a US-IALE student travel award may review eligibility criteria and application instructions at:
All US-IALE sponsored student travel award applications are due to Jennifer Costanza at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 18, 2017.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
North Carolina State University
3041 Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Climate Change Town Hall with Gov. Jay Inslee
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
At this special town hall with UW students, Gov. Inslee will discuss Washington’s current and future leadership on climate change action. All students are welcome to attend.
Next month, Gov. Inslee will join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 23 summit in Bonn, Germany, as part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 14 states and Puerto Rico committed to meeting their share of the nation’s commitment to global greenhouse gas reductions.
Are you interested in advocating for evidence-based policy, but unsure how to begin?
Join us at the Seattle Central Library for Making Government Work for All: a workshop on public comment for science, labor and environmental advocacy.
WHEN: 6-8:30 PM Thursday, October 26
Two UW graduate student-led groups, the UAW Local 4121 Climate Justice Working Group and The Public Comment Project, are working with the Union of Concerned Scientists to bring you an evening of free draft beer, pizza, and public comment.
Public comment is an underutilized way for the scientific community to integrate research directly into public policy, especially for early-career scientists and interdisciplinary researchers. We’ll go over how it works, what effective comments look like, and guide you through your own public comment on one of three current comment opportunities.
For more information and to register for the workshop, visit our EventBrite page.
** All Seattle Central Library facilities are ADA accessible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding accessibility.
BOEING LECTURE SERIES
TIME : Today (October 19, 2017), 4 pm – 5 pm.
VENUE : Smith Hall 205, University of Washington
SPEAKER : Prof. Natalia Komarova (UC Irvine)
TITLE : Stochastic calculus of stem cells
ABSTRACT : Stem cells are an important component of tissue
architecture. Identifying the exact regulatory
circuits that can stably maintain tissue homeostasis
(that is, approximately constant size) is critical
for our basic understanding of multicellular
organisms. It is equally critical for figuring
out how tumors circumvent this regulation, thus
providing targets for treatment. Despite great
strides in the understanding of the molecular
components of stem-cell regulation, the overall
mechanisms orchestrating tissue homeostasis are
still far from being understood. Typically, tissue
contains the stem cells, transit amplifying cells,
and terminally differentiated cells. Each of these
cell types can potentially secrete regulatory
factors and/or respond to factors secreted by other
types. The feedback can be positive or negative in
nature. This gives rise to a bewildering array of
possible mechanisms that drive tissue regulation.
In this talk I describe a novel stochastic method
of studying stem cell lineage regulation, which is
based on population dynamics and ecological
approaches. The method allows to identify possible
numbers, types, and directions of control loops that
are compatible with stability, keep the variance
low, and possess a certain degree of robustness.
I will also discuss evolutionary optimization and
cancer-delaying role of stem cells.
1. You are welcome to join the reception in the Lewis Hall
after the seminar.
2. There are a few time slots to meet with Prof. Komarova
individually. Please sign up at
JOIN US FOR WILDLANDS STUDIES STUDENT INFO SESSION
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 – 4:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
This season students can choose among eighteen wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges. Field
studies take place in: Yellowstone, Big Sur (California), Banff (Canada), California Channel Islands, Vancouver Island, Fiji, Belize, South Africa, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru,
Chile, Thailand, Nepal, Indian Himalaya, Costa Rica, Panama, Baja, Australia, and New Zealand. Information on all of our programs is available on our website: http://www.wildlandsstudies.com. Our email address is email@example.com.
Please join us at the Student Information Session and learn how to participate.
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website. UCBI provides approximately 40 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 3, 2018 and conclude June 1, 2018.
The Undergraduate Community-Based Internship (UCBI) program, developed in partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates to grow professionally and personally, examine issues of social justice, gain an understanding of the diverse communities in Seattle and explore career paths in the public and non-profit sectors.
Students can access more information and preview application materials via the Carlson Center’s web site at www.washington.edu/carlson. Students can view the application questions now to prepare their submission materials. The online application on Catalyst will officially open on October 9, and will include descriptions of internship positions and host organizations. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 23rd.
We encourage students to visit during drop in hours for questions and assistance as needed.
- Monday, October 16th, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
- Tuesday, October 17th, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
- Wednesday, October 18th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
- Thursday, October 19th, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
RACHEL L. VAUGHN
Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 171 (The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity)
See Garden Club of America merit scholarship info below.
Graduate and Undergraduates can apply for one of our 28 merit-based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards. GCA scholarship offerings fund the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, pollinators and more and includes one for underutilized native plant studies…
Are you interested in consulting as a potential career path? Have you heard of consulting, but are unsure what it really means? Come to the ‘Careers in Consulting for All Majors’ panel to find out more! Join a panel of industry experts as they break down the variety of consulting roles and focus areas, share their own experiences, give advice and answer questions. Stick around for a chance to mingle and network with company representatives from Point B, The Spur Group and Campbell & Company after the panel.
Careers in Consulting for All Majors
Wednesday, October 18, 5-7pm
All are welcome! (students of all majors, pre-majors, alumni)
Events Coordinator –Career & Internship Center
134 Mary Gates Hall / Box 352810 / Seattle, WA 98195
Yenching Academy – fully funded Master’s program in China Studies, apply for UW nomination by Nov. 7
UW students and alumni interested in China’s role in the world are encouraged to consider applying for nomination to the Yenching Academy program at Peking University. As a partner university, UW is asked to nominate students and alumni to apply for this program. UW nominees are considered strongly in the international selection process. US citizenship is not required; students from the US and around the globe may be eligible to apply (though unfortunately, PRC passport holders studying at UW are most likely not eligible, due to Peking University admission policies). Please feel free to share this information with students in your programs…
Interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master’s program at Peking University? Consider applying for UW nomination to compete internationally for the Yenching Academy program. The program offers a Master’s degree in China Studies and an essentially full scholarship.
UW Information & Nomination Details: https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/yenching
UW Application: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/483
UW Deadline to Apply for Nomination: Nov. 7, 2017
Brief Program Information:
The Yenching Academy offers an intensive program of interdisciplinary classroom and field study of Chinese history and culture, as well as real-time issues in China’s development. As a college integrated within Peking University (PKU), the Yenching Academy prepares a diverse group of exceptional international and Chinese students with the knowledge of China that they need to fulfill their potential as global citizens and leaders. Yenching Academy offers courses in English. Concentration options include:
· Philosophy and Religion
· Economics and Management
· Law and Society
· Politics and International Relations
· History and Archaeology
· Literature and Culture
The Yenching Academy provides a generous postgraduate scholarship that covers tuition fees, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey between each Scholar’s base city and Beijing, accommodations, and living costs on Peking University’s campus. The Academy offers a residential program aimed at creating a community of enthusiastic, globally oriented young innovators in the heart of China’s top university. Such close proximity to the academic infrastructure of Peking University provides a unique opportunity to participate and fully immerse oneself in the life of the university.
Enrolled international students spend 12 months in residence at the Yenching Academy, with the possibility to extend for a second year. For students from China (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan), the program lasts 24 months. Coursework is completed during the fall and spring semesters, and it is supplemented by additional study during the summer. Upon completion of their year in residence, students have up to one more year to finalize projects and defend their thesis. During this period, students in good academic standing may apply for a limited number of Teaching, Research, or Administrative Assistantships. In addition, Dean’s Research Grants will be awarded on a bi-annual basis to help fund selected research projects related to China Studies.
The Yenching Academy annually enrolls approximately 125 new students from both Mainland China and abroad, to study, live, and learn together. International students from around the world, including the US, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan comprise roughly 80% of the student body.
Applicants should have:
· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field, awarded no later than August 31 of the year in which they wish to enroll;
· An outstanding academic record;
· Strong interest in interdisciplinary study of China;
· A record of extracurricular achievement, community engagement and social responsibility;
· Leadership potential;
· English proficiency.
· Successful applicants will demonstrate how the Yenching Academy program is relevant and valuable for their career plans.
· Preference is given to candidates age 25 or younger as of August 31 of the year they wish to enroll. For students from countries with mandatory military service, the age preference is 27 years old or younger.
Learn more at http://yenchingacademy.org/. And learn from previous Yenching Academy students about their experiences shared in the Yenching Academy Webinar Series: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsH1qV06GCyw3zBZcfYP8UA.
Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 171, Seattle, WA 98195
robinc / expd.uw.edu/scholarships
Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)
Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.
· The application (including instructions and eligibility information) can be found online here: https:/catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/sure/341390
· Learn more about our SURE-EH on our website: http://deohs.washington.edu/funded-research-uw-undergraduates
· Application deadline: Sunday, November 5, 2017
We are currently look for two (2) students to work on the following research projects:
Project # 1: Evaluation of weather communication approaches as part of a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.
We have an opening for an undergraduate student to assist on a research project focused on the prevention of adverse heat related illness in agricultural workers.
This project will test the relative benefits of different weather forecast formats, comparing decisions made with and without uncertainty and other parameters. The student will work in collaboration with the research team, PI, and collaborators in UW Psychology to: help design a study, enroll participants in computerized experiments, analyze data, and – with collaborators at Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet weather station program – assist in incorporating the findings from this work into a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.
Note: Experiments and analysis would likely occur during academic year ’17-18, and activities that translate findings into the practice would likely occur during ’18-19.
Desired qualifications: Undergraduate at junior level with completed coursework, and/or interest in psychology, meteorology, and/or public health. Planned or completed introductory coursework in bio/statistics. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word and conducting literature searches.
Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust.
We have an opening for an undergraduate student to assist with research projects intended to improve our understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust. We will be measuring chemical markers of diesel exhaust in air and dust samples and by biomonitoring individuals within communities that have varying levels of traffic-related air pollution. The student would work in our lab under supervision of a research scientist to help develop and/or improve our analytical methods and analyze samples collected by collaborators in California. The overall goals of the project are: 1) to compare exposures in communities that are heavily impacted with lesser impacted communities, 2) compare levels in child-parent pairs to understand exposure patterns across age groups, 3) examine the robustness of measuring air/dust samples compared with biomonitoring, and 4) evaluate the effectiveness of California’s diesel regulations.
Desired qualifications: Undergraduate at junior level with completed course work in chemistry. Interest in public health research.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time for our annual Duwamish Alive! Fall event. Join us in improving the health of our green spaces, creeks and especially our Duwamish River as we celebrate these special community places!
Volunteers are needed at many local sites which provide critical habitat for our community and our river. All community members of all ages are welcome. Tools, gloves, instruction and snacks are provided at each site.
Volunteer information about our multiple sites and partners at:
Posting the attached position openings for the Klamath Tribes Administration Office.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 541-783-2219 ext. 190.
Human Resources Generalist
The Klamath Tribes
PO Box 436
Chiloquin OR 97624
(541)783-2219 Ext 190
Bhutan – The Trek to Sustainability, Democracy & Happiness