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Neah Bay: Telling Our Stories



There is still time to apply to be part of the Pipeline – Neah Bay Telling Our Stories 2017-18 Team!

Please apply before May 30th because the team needs to be formed before the end of this school year as you will be traveling out to beautiful Neah Bay in September before the UW begins classes.

Read details in the attached but think about being part of an experience that truly is transformational!

Read about this year’s team here:


Pipeline Project Flyer + Application.pdf

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Calling All Innovators! Announcing a New UW Technology Competition


Calling all innovators!

Bring your best technology to Tech Day, a new competition to solve city goods delivery problems!

What is Tech Day?
A challenge held by the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the UW in which tech companies and student teams compete for the opportunity for face time with investors, and senior corporate and city executives looking for real-world solutions to urban goods delivery problems. A $1,000 cash prize may be awarded to the best student solution thanks to Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans).

How does it work?
Four finalists will be selec ted from the submissions received by June 30, 2017. The top four contenders will present their concept or solution to a panel of judges.

What are you looking for?
Technologies that will deliver solutions for cities and companies in the Urban Freight Lab to resolve one or more of the following goals:

* Improving truck parking space productivity in the city’s Commercial Vehicle Load Zones (CVLZs) and other load/unload spaces at the
curb and in alleys and freight bays,
* Reducing failed first deliveries, and
* Reducing dwell time in public/private truck spaces.

How do I apply?
Complete the short entry form and upload your proposed solution. You have two pages to make your case, and a half page to tell us who you are.
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Seminar on May 23: Exploring Relationships between Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

The Economics Undergraduate Board is hosting a seminar on Tuesday, May 23rd, titled: “Exploring Relationships between Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation”. The guest lecturer for the event is Professor Nives Dolsak.

The seminar is open to all majors and faculty, and will take place in Bagley Hall 154 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The event will be followed by a Pizza Social!

Check out the flyer below for more information:

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NSF GRFP Info Session Webinar Coming Soon!

Please note that the UW Graduate School and Undergraduate Academic Affairs will be co-hosting a webinar information session on applying for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) geared at seniors and early grad students.

This webinar is slated for Tuesday, May 16th from 6:30-8pm. Students can register with this link:

Also, according to the Graduate School, newly admitted graduate students (those who will start classes in Autumn 2017) can be invited, as well. For information, click here:


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ReThink Resilience Summit 2017

Want to make a difference in your future career?

ReThink is hosting their 3rd Annual Resilience Summit from 12-4pm in Area 01 (Maple Hall)! The theme for this year is “Incentives.” They’ll focus on the roles that social and environmental initiatives play within a business framework.

This free event gives attendees the opportunity to engage with other students, discuss business sustainability practices, and network with some of our event’s key speakers:

Come hear from this diverse panel, network with speakers and partnering businesses, and brainstorm with others to grow the conversation around business sustainability incentives!

**Lunch will be provided**


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Seattle Clean Street Initiative: Join us Saturday for our biggest and best event yet!

Join us for our inaugural sponsored clean-up event on Saturday, May 20th in downtown Ballard!

We’re excited to bring you another cleanup, this time with a little twist. It will be our biggest and best cleanup yet and we have partnered with Groundswell Northwest, Grumpy D’s and other partners to clean up 5300 34th Ave Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107 in Ballard. We will also be offering a ground cover planting opportunity for those of you who are interested in that option, ask us when you arrive for more information.



Here’s what you need to know:

When :10:00 AM, May 20th, 2017
Where: The Canal parking lot

5300 34th Ave Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107

Some of you already know the drill, but for those of you who are joining us for the first time, we will kick off this cleanup at 10am. Coffee, donuts, and light refreshments will be provided when you arrive, as well as good company and bright-eyed faces! There may or may not be prizes involved…

Some things to remember

* Please meet at The Canal Parking Lot in Ballard
* We will provide all materials (gloves, grabbers, trash bags, etc.)
* Please arrive at 10am for a light breakfast and important announcements to follow * When you arrive, please find the sign-in sheet
* Wear appropriate clothing & comfortable shoes

A contest you say?

All cleanup attendees will get to participate in our gift card raffle! Please show up on time to ensure a spot in the drawing. There will be a prize for the volunteer who
finds the most interesting piece of trash.

Announcing our first eCycle services!

Seattle Clean Street Collective now collects used batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and toner cartridges. If you have some to recycle, please bring them in a zip lock bag and we will take them to a certified eCycle location.

A huge thank you to our event sponsors for this event: Groundswell Northwest, Grumpy D’s, and other partners.
Ask us at our next cleanup how you can get involved with our steering committee or co-host a cleanup! We are a fun bunch to hang around! If you feel you can’t volunteer your precious time, but still want to help, please feel free to donate to our endeavor to keep our streets beautiful and the trash off them.


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Public Speaking for students and staff – Toastmasters Open House TODAY!

Toastmasters Open House!

Feel more confident – improve how and what you present! Come and hear speaking and presenting times from a world champion public speaker. Practicing public speaking can help both in the classroom and in life! Toastmasters can help with both formal public speaking (classroom) and impromptu public speaking (job interviews).

When: Thursday, May 11 2017 (TODAY) 12pm – 1pm

Where: Husky Toastmasters Club, Schmitz Hall room 170

(1410 NE Campus Parkway)


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STEM & Social Science Majors: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Info Sessions

Together with the Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards, we are offering 3 information sessions to help prepare students for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) application. This fellowship program is for undergraduates/bachelor’s level alums and first year graduate students who plan to pursue research-based Master’s and doctoral degree programs in Social Science, STEM fields or STEM Education & Learning Research. The GRFP especially encourages members of underrepresented minority groups, women, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

About the program:

· Selected students benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.

· Fellows also have opportunities for international research and professional development.

· Last year, 2,000 students were offered an award, or approximately 1 out of every 6.5 applicants.

· Due to a recent eligibility change, the program now limits current graduate students to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in their first year or in the second year of graduate school.

· We expect that the program solicitation and application will be released in late summer.

NSF GRFP Info sessions- Allen Auditorium in Allen Library

Tuesday, May 23

Thursday, May 25


Tuesday, May 16


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CEP Housing Justice Panel today @ 4-5:30pm, Gould 322

CEP Housing Justice Panel today @ 4-5:30pm, Gould 322

Flyer attached, facebook linked.

housingjusticefinal (2).pdf

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Spread the Word: Register for the Environmental Innovation Practicum


Environmental Innovation Practicum

2 credits, Tuesdays 4-5:50 p.m.| Autumn Quarter 2017

ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495 (Soon to be ENGR 443, ENVIR 443) Is the doom and gloom of environmental problems weighing you down? Be part of the solution as a student in this course! Each weekly seminar will inspire you to make an impact as experts discuss the circular economy, water innovation, land use, greening the built environment, and more! Instructed by Deb Hagen-Lukens, this course helps students discover how cleantech and innovative solutions are addressing environmental issues and learn how to be a part of the solution. Inter-disciplinary teams form to put inspiration to action by creating project-based solutions to environmental issues, are coached throughout the quarter by environmental professionals or entrepreneurs, then present to classmates and judges. Open to all majors. Recommended for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Questions? E-mail Lauren Brohawn at
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Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge 2017 Winners!

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Two Great New VLPA Courses from Slavic L&L

Ever have one of those days? Of course you have. You may even be having one now.

Never fear, I am here to brighten your day with the announcement of two brand new VLPA courses from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. We are simply bubbling over with awesomeness.

First up – RUSS 223 “Russian Revolutions: Film”

From the early Soviet period through the Stalin years to the contemporary cinema in the time of Putin. Taught by our new faculty member Sasha Senderovich.

Secondly –

POLSH 320 “People, Places and Events: Images of Poland in Contemporary Polish Photography” (this course may not ever be taught again, since it is offered by our visiting Fulbright scholar) Also carries I&S credit.

Photography as anthropology, fictional narrative, documentation, memory and metaphor…


Check out our web site!
Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter @UwSlavic

POLSH 320 AUT 2017.pdf

RUSS 223 AUT 2017.pdf

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Apply Now! Grand Challenges Impact Lab: India – WIN18 Study Abroad


Applications are now being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad

*Apply Now!*

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

In Winter Quarter 2018, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING

Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.

 Learn more!  Attend an information session: May 5 (Friday), 3:30-4:30pm, in Fishery Sciences (FSH) 203

*Indian refreshments served!*

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For more information about GCIL India, visit

GCIL – Student.pdf

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Aquatic & Fishery Sciences/Marine Biology Info Session & Guest Faculty Speaker (5/4)


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Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Major and Marine Biology Minor

When: Thursday, May 4, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203


Please join us for an academic programs info session accompanied by a short talk by one of the faculty from the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, recently ranked as the 4th best university fisheries program in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.

Faculty Speaker

Assistant Professor Chelsea Wood, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Wood Lab

Topic: Parasites in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Parasites run the world: no ecosystem exists without them, and among all of Earth’s species, parasites outnumber non-parasites. But because they are usually small and hidden within their hosts, parasites can be easy to overlook.  My work addresses the ecology of marine and freshwater parasites.  I’ll summarize the ecological importance of parasites, their effects on hosts, and talk about why parasites are important components of marine and freshwater ecosystems.



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EVENT: Need help developing your minimal viable product? We can help!

Are you an entrepreneur or startup working on a cool product, but don’t know quite when it’ll be ready to launch? Are you worried that your product doesn’t have enough legs to stand on its own quite yet, but need to show something to an investor ASAP? Learn all about the best strategies on developing your minimal viable product THIS FRIDAY!

On behalf of CoMotion Labs, you are invited to join us this Friday, April 28th from 12:00-2:00pm in Fluke Hall for our Fundamentals for Startups series focusing on Minimal Viable Product with Jack Knellinger. Our Fundamentals for Startups series aims to provide our CoMotion Labs Community and UW School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) Community with access to leading experts that can close the gap in startup knowledge. These startup sessions will give startups, teams, students and community a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business.

Jack Knellinger is an entrepreneur with a lifelong commitment to impact. He currently serves as Principal & Co-Founder of Capria. He has over a decade of experience as a social innovator launching and leading new ventures across multiple sectors and geographies. In 2014, Jack was selected to join Social Enterprise Alliance’s inaugural nationwide “50 under 40″ cohort sponsored by American Express supporting emerging leaders

Capria is a global investment firm accelerating the flow of impact capital by advancing the next generation of impact fund managers. Capria provides fund managers with acceleration and advisory services, funding, and access to a growing network of leading fund managers around the world. Investors and catalytic supporters include Bill Gates (in a personal capacity), the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), Ceniarth, Crystal Springs Foundation, Sorenson Impact Foundation, Unitus Labs, Lemelson Foundation, Mohandas Pai, and other leading impact investors.

Light refreshments will be served at this presentation. To RSVP to attend this session, please email



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Trachette Jackson– Boeing Colloquium 4/27 (tomorrow) SMI 120

Dear all,

I am pleased to invite you to the Applied Math Department’s Boeing Distinguished Colloquium delivered by Prof. Trachette Jackson from Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. The title and abstract are given below.

What: Trachette Jackson, Boeing Distinguished Colloquium
When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4 PM
Where: Smith Hall 120

The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis hall lounge.

Title: Turning Cancer Discoveries into Effective Targeted Treatments with the Aid of Mathematical Modeling

Abstract: As a group of genetic diseases, cancer presents some of the most challenging problems for basic scientists, clinical investigators, and practitioners. A critical challenge of experimental therapeutics for cancer is to decide which drugs are the best candidates for clinical trials. In order to design novel treatments that are able to effectively and selectively target pathways involved in tumorigenesis, it becoming increasingly necessary to make use of cross-disciplinary, systems science approaches, in which innovative theoretical and computational cancer models play a central role. The goal of this talk is to demonstrate how combining mathematical modeling, numerical simulation, and carefully designed experiments can provide a predictive framework for better understanding tumor development and for improving cancer treatment. In particular, mathematical models designed to predict the effect of novel anti-cancer therapies aimed at biomolecular and biomechanical events associated with vascular tumor growth will be presented and recent advances will be highlighted.

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Become LEED Accredited! Workshop on May 4

Become LEED Accredited! – Invitation to the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences – for distribution

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: May 4 2017 – 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: UW Seattle – Loew Hall – Room 112 –


Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professional can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified knowledge in the green building industry.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 7000 students pass their exam at a 100% pass rate and does not require any specific background. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name and it never expires!

Also, a new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced this year and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system to ensure your knowledge is up to date! This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit:

You can register via PayPal or RSVP your attendance by registering at the bottom of the page


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Adam Savage, Mythbusters Co-host at UW 5/1! A&E and HUB CaPP are excited to announce Adam Savage, former co-host of Mythbusters, designer, actor, and educator will be in a moderated conversation with John Roderick on May 1st in the HUB Ballroom! As a former employee of George Lucas’ special effects shop, Industrial Light and Magic, Adam worked on special effects for Star Wars: Episode I & II as well as The Matrix Reloaded among many other films! You can click here to buy your tickets now for just $12 with a current UW ID and $25 for the General Public. Please share this Facebook event with anyone you think would be interested:

Adam Savage is the keynote speaker for Husky Gaming Expo, check out their page for a detailed list of the events!

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Student-led March for Science event

The March for Science is this Saturday, April 22. The UAW Local 4121 is hosting a sign-making party on Thursday, April 20, 5-7pm at Big Time Brewery (back room). Come make signs and meet other UW folks who will be at the March. We will provide some materials, but feel free to bring your own. Some snacks will be provided. RSVP here.


And on Saturday, April 22, a contingent from UW will be meeting at Drumheller Fountain at 9:30am for coffee and snacks before taking the light rail to Cal Anderson Park for the 10am rally. Join us! For more info and to RSVP, check out the event page.


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Sustainability Science and Corporate Strategy at the Foster School next week!

IDEA LAB 2017 Less Carbon, More Profit: How Science Influences Corporate Strategy

Join sustainability professionals and Foster MBA candidates as we discuss the science behind driving profitable and sustainable business decisions. The event will feature a stellar panel (see panelists below), a roundtable breakout session, and an audience Q&A.

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP today.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Nat Sahlstrom
Director of Energy,
Amazon Web Services
Jen Molnar
Managing Director / Lead Scientist,
Center for Sustainability Science
The Nature Conservancy
Craig Peal
AVP of Energy & Building Controls,
Costco Wholesale
Elizabeth Stearns, Moderator
Senior Lecturer and
Net Impact Faculty Advisor
Foster School of Business

APRIL 26, 2017
5:30-9 P.M.






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AFS-UW Graduate Student Panel


Do you want to learn more about graduate school?

The University of Washington chapter of the American Fisheries Society is hosting a graduate student panel to help answer your questions. Whether you have no idea how graduate school works or you are already looking,
this event will help you learn more and get your questions answered by people who have successfully gone through the process.

The panel will start with a series of questions to kick things off, then we will open to questions from the audience. We will cover aspects of life as a graduate student and what graduate school entails to help you
determine if graduate school may be for you. We will also discuss the process of applying and things to consider when looking at schools and programs.

The event will be on Tuesday May 2nd at 5 PM in FISH 203.

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