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Research Assistants Needed!

Looking for motivated undergraduate students to assist in data management for graduate students in the Quantitative Ecology Lab.

See link for more details: research assistant qe lab final.pdf

 

 

 

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FieldNotes Call for Autumn 2018 Article Submissions

Calling all College of the Environment undergraduates!

FieldNotes (https://fieldnotesjournal.org/) is an undergraduate-run journal intended to increase public awareness of undergraduate research in the College of the Environment and provide a platform for students to actively engage in science communication.

FieldNotes publishes two digital issues annually (Autumn and Spring quarters) featuring undergraduate research (feature articles and research communications) and community features, and contains vivid imagery to ensure multi-faceted storytelling which appeals to a broad audience. The first issue of FieldNotes was published in Spring 2018 (https://fieldnotesjournal.org/current-insights/).

We are now soliciting undergraduate authors for the Autumn 2018 issue. Are you interested in publishing a research article? Psssst … this looks great on your resume! Then complete the short form at the link below so that we can start a conversation:

https://goo.gl/forms/PEFMllmGBoBrDq323

Questions? Please email rmfricke with the subject line: FieldNotes.

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Autumn 2018 Research Volunteer Positions/Reviewing Applications (starting Friday September 28th)

The HilleRisLambers lab studies the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. We are interested in understanding how warming temperatures and declining snow levels will affect the geographic distribution of plant species, the phenology (seasonal timing) of wildflower reproduction and the strength of interactions between species. We are looking for 2-3 undergraduates interested in being involved in research in our lab, starting in fall of 2018, and ideally lasting for the academic year.

Projects undergraduates will help with include the following: A) How strongly is seed production and seedling germination influenced by climate? B) Is wildflower phenology (the timing of reproduction) determined by snow melt dynamics, and how does this differ among species? C) How does the mutualism between trees and mycorrhizal fungi influence tree encroachment of alpine meadows? D) What plant traits are most predictive of tree seedlings’ physiological responses to the warmer, drier environments predicted for the future? Research tasks will likely include sorting and identifying tree seeds from litter samples, identifying phenological stages of wildflowers, entering data, processing leaf samples, processing mycorrhizal samples, and potentially aiding with growth chamber experiments.

See http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html for more information on research in the lab.

Research Opportunities HRL 2018.pdf

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Paid Research Opportunity for Underrepresented Students – SURE-EH

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) will be accepting applications to the program from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington between May 7, 2018 – May 18, 2018.

The SURE-EH program provides up to two years of hourly employment to UW students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to conduct research in areas relevant to the environmental health sciences and the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Students accepted into the program will work alongside faculty and research staff 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.

· Learn more about our SURE-EH and eligibility on our website: http://deohs.washington.edu/funded-research-uw-undergraduates

· Learn about our current open positions and gain access to the application here: http://deohs.washington.edu/apply-sure-eh

We are currently look for three (3) students to work on the following research projects (full descriptions and desired qualifications are on our website):

Project # 1: Characterizing the interactions between environmental chemicals and gut microbiome during development

Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust

Project # 3: Investigating oxidative stress on virus-host response

Questions? Please contact sure@uw.edu

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XSP Grant Deadline SUNDAY May 6th–$$$!

XSP Forestry Honor Society will be awarding one SEFS undergraduate and graduate student each a $1000 research grant! These grants will be awarded based on merit and financial need with the intention that the funds are used for research activities and equipment purchases. To see application requirements and form, visit:

http://students.washington.edu/xsp/events/research-grant-program/

Research Grant Program – Xi Sigma Pi Alpha Chapter

students.washington.edu

Research Grant Program. XSP Research Grant Applications Spring 2015. Grant Flyer 2015. 2015 XSP Research Grant Instructions. Two $1,000 research grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington.

Deadline is Sunday, May 6th!

Please email XSP at xsp@uw.edu with any questions!
XSPGrant Flyer_2018.pdf

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Looking for a field assistant – perennial polyculture field study

Woody perennial polyculture in the temperate north: ecosystem services and livelihoods

Project background:

I’m conducting a field study of woody perennial polyculture farms in the Midwest of the United States this summer as part of my PhD research. The study will look at multiple ecosystem components (soils, insects, vegetation, and birds) on perennial polyculture farms compared to neighbouring annual corn/soy fields and pastures. It also includes a social component based on interviews with farmers about their motivations and worldviews, and a livelihoods component about yields and finances. The project is funded by the Ekhaga Foundation, and is being conducted in collaboration with the Savannah Institute, an organization based in Madison WI that promotes perennial agriculture in the Midwest.

Field assistant:

I’m looking for a field assistant to help with all aspects of soil, insect, and vegetation sampling, as well as assist with day to day logistics of fieldwork. Work will begin May 7th and likely last through most of August, with a one week break at the end of July. The farms we are visiting are located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Minnesota. I’m looking for someone who has some experience handling and identifying insects. Plant identification, soil sampling, or other fieldwork skills would be an asset. The work will involve following a sampling design, using a soil auger, setting up traps, collecting, and sorting insects, identifying and collecting plants, entering field notes and data, and properly processing and storing all the samples. Another PhD student will be joining for the second half of the summer to assist and collect bird data.

We’ll be living out of a van (an unglamorous but charming 1985 Dodge Ram camper), so folks should be prepared to be a bit grimy, sleep in a tent sometimes, be frugal with team expenditures, and be tidy and responsible with gear. You need to have a driver’s licence so we can share some of the driving. Salary will be 6500 CAD and a plane ticket to Madison. Lodging (such as it is – we will mostly be camping on farm properties) and most food is included. Most importantly, I want this summer’s field season to be peaceful, cooperative, and a lot of fun so I’m looking for someone who’ll be great to spend time with, ready to learn and adapt, and a good communicator.

Contact Maayan Kreitzman: kreitzman.maayan@gmail.com

Maayan Kreitzman

PhD candidate, CHANS lab
Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability

University of British Columbia
1 604 723 9577

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Library Research Award for Undergraduates 2018

CALL FOR UW UNDERGRAD PAPERS & PROJECTS

· What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

· Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment. Additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

· When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 7, 2018, by 5:00pm PDT.

· Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.

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Research Apprenticeship – Fall Quarter Classes and Field Research at the UW Friday Harbor Labs

The Friday Harbor Laboratories are accepting applications for the Pelagic Ecosystem Function (PEF) research apprenticeship for Fall Quarter 2018.

Autumn Quarter: Sept. 26 – Dec. 7, 2018

Ocean 492 (15 credits)

http://courses.washington.edu/pelecofn/

https://fhl.uw.edu/courses/applying-for-an-fhl-course/

Now in its 15th year, this research apprenticeship, uses university research vessels to examine the patterns, interactions, and linkages between components of this complex marine ecosystem, to understand how oceanographic processes shape the spatial and temporal patterns of open water biological communities, including pelagic fishes. Our goal is to gather and analyze data to document ecosystem drivers and trends and to teach methods and provide training applicable to a career in marine science. The core of this program is an independent but integrated research project, which we will help you design and implement.

Our apprenticeship features formal instruction, independent fieldwork, and a collaborative learning environment. For the first two weeks, the instructors provide an overview of basic concepts and field and laboratory techniques. Throughout the rest of the quarter, we work together to examine spatial and temporal variability in the transitional
fall season related to physical and chemical oceanography, plankton, forage fish, and apex predators (birds and mammals). Working as part of a cooperative research team, you will have the opportunity to collect and analyze field and laboratory data. You will also learn statistical and analytic approaches to interpreting data, and gain valuable
experience in reporting your findings in a professional manner, through oral presentations and in a written scientific paper.

This apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to spend a quarter conducting meaningful field research in a stimulating but supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to learn from professional scientists and to work collaboratively with students from other institutions, teaching methods you have learned and facilitating peer-to-peer
learning. Your work, building on the findings of previous apprentices, will contribute to a valuable data set that will enable us to better characterize system dynamics, explore causal mechanisms, distinguish prevailing patterns and interactions, and monitor long-term changes in the region.

Enrollment limited to 12 apprentices. UW students earn “W” credits in this writing-intensive course.

2018AutumnPEF.pdf

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Summer field research assistants in the Harvey Lab

Summer2018_HarveyLab_BurnSeverity_FINAL.pdf
FraserJobPosting_2018_Final.pdf

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed: WVU Science Advisor Position

Attached position announcement for an Assistant Research Professor: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Science Advisor position.

The incumbent for this NEW position will provide expert scientific and technical guidance related to reducing non-point source loading of nutrients and sediment to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This is a non-tenure track position with rank of Research Assistant Professor (RAP) with full benefits including joint appointment in the Davis
College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Institute of Water Security and Science.

A link to the announcement and a link to apply, is as follows: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=07780&tz=GMT-05%3A00.

 

THE INSTITUTE OF WATER SECURITY AND SCIENCE

Office of the Director: Jason A. Hubbart, Ph.D.

PO BOX 6108 | 3109 Agricultural Sciences Bldg | WVU Davis College

Morgantown, WV 26506-6108

Office: 304-293-2472

Email: IWSS@mail.wvu.edu

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The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

An opportunity for PhD students.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

We would very much appreciate your help in distributing this announcement to your PIs and scientific communities.

Please find the email announcement attached. Also, for your consideration when delivering presentations to your scientific communities over the next couple of months, please also find attached a few slides with information about the program, including relevant website and contact information.

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

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Call for Applications! Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities-apply by March 19

Funded, intensive scholarly research opportunity in the arts and humanities this summer!

We have information sessions coming right up!

Jennifer & URP Staff

2018 Summer Institute in the Arts Humanities.pdf

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REMINDER: 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium – Application open! (due Feb.13)

Dear Students,

The application for the 21st Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open! The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 18, 2018 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines. Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session. We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an application, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 13, 2018.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming Abstract Writing Workshops to assist you with your application.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

If you have any questions, contact urp@uw.edu.

P.S. You need not have results of your research by the February application deadline – In fact, most students will not have results until May. Come to an Abstract Writing Workshop to learn more about how you can write a compelling abstract for your in-process project!

Best,

URP Staff

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Application Deadline Soon (2/15)! Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program

Application Now Open!
Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2018

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

Application and Program Information: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/summer/pain-research/

_____________________________________________
Undergraduate Research Program
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Box 352803 | 171 Mary Gates Hall
PH: 206.543.4282 | FAX: 206.616.4389
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Climate Science Undergraduate Research at Penn State (Feb 15 deadline)

We are particularly interested in recruiting students from underrepresented groups.

Deadline is soon—February 15!

 

Raymond Najjar

Professor of Oceanography

Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Pennsylvania State University

522 Walker Building

University Park, PA 16802-5013

814-863-1586

2018REU_flyer.pdf

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2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium – Application open! (due Feb.13)

Dear Students,

The application for the 21st Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open! The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 18, 2018 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines. Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session. We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 13, 2018.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend on of our upcoming Abstract Writing Workshops to assist you with your application.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

If you have any questions, contact urp@uw.edu.

P.S. You need not have results of your research by the February application deadline – In fact, most students will not have results until May. Come to an Abstract Writing Workshop to learn more about how you can write a compelling abstract for your in-process project!

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Application Now Open! Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program Information Sessions

Application Now Open!
Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2018

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better
understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

To attend an Information Session, RSVP here.

Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Application and Program Information: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/summer/pain-research/

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Undergraduate Research: 2018 NHERI REU application deadline: Feb. 1

Reminder: 2018 NHERI REU (Summer 2018) – This will be an amazing opportunity for students to learn about natural hazard engineering, get some research experience, and meet graduate students and faculty at other universities. Application deadline is Feb. 1.

reuflyer-101617-rev1119.pdf

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Apply now for courses & workshops at Friday Harbor Labs!

Hello from Friday Harbor Labs!

The attached flyer lists educational opportunities in 2018 at University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories. FHL accepts applications from around the world; undergrads, post-bacs, graduate students and lifelong learners are all eligible to apply. Credits are earned through University of Washington and scholarships may be available.

Apply now to FHL: https://fhl.uw.edu/

Stacy Markman

Student Coordinator

University of Washington

Friday Harbor Laboratories
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Telephone: 206-616-0753
Email: fhladmin@uw.edu
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Application Now Open! Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program Information Sessions

Application Now Open!
Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2018

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

To attend an Information Session, RSVP here.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Application and Program Information: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/summer/pain-research/

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