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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/

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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
www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/
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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.

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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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Summer REU – undergrad research in hazard engineering (Deadline: 2/1/18)

Please see the NHERI REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) announcement below.  The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2018.

This is open to students from a variety of majors, including all engineering, architecture, CM, meteorology, geoscience, and computer science.  Community college transfer-bound students are also welcomed to apply.

 

The NHERI REU program offers summer research opportunities at 10 hazard research facilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 4, 2017

Applications Open: Summer Research Program in Natural Hazards Engineering

 

For college students in STEM majors, the summer of 2018 presents a prime opportunity for hands-on research experience in the promising field of natural hazards engineering.

The 2018 NHERI REU program provides research opportunities at 10 hazard-engineering, simulation and cyberinfrastructure facilities around the country. Over the course of the summer, students work side-by-side with earthquake, wind, tsunami and coastal engineers, geoscientists, and data scientists – all dedicated to mitigating the effects of natural hazards.

Students: If you are interested in solving engineering challenges presented by earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms and coastal inundation, this undergraduate research program is for you!

The NHERI REU accepts applications from many majors — and may be of special interest to students majoring in engineering, architecture, meteorology, geoscience and computer science.
Benefits of the NHERI REU include:

  • Working with a faculty mentor to conduct research on an established NSF research project.
  • Networking with engineering researchers, graduate students, and high-achieving peers.
  • Mentoring and guidance with graduate school and career goals.
  • The opportunity to complete and present a paper based on the summer’s research.
  • A research stipend and travel funds to and from the research site.

Professors, please recommend the NHERI REU Summer Program to students interested in natural hazards research, and consider downloading the flyer and posting it in your classrooms.
Do not delay! The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

Find details and application forms at the NHERI-DesignSafe-CI website.

The NHERI REU is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Underrepresented minority, women, and veteran undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

About NHERI. The Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NHERI engineers are dedicated to reducing damage to the built environment by natural disasters, including earthquakes, tsunamis, windstorms and storm surge. Details atDesignSafe-CI.

Contact:

Dr. Karina Vielma, REU Coordinator
University of Texas, San Antonio
NHERI Education and Community Outreach
karina.vielma@utsa.edu

 

 

NHERI programs are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), awards #1612144 and #1520817.

Our mailing address is:

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

NHERI NCO, Mann Hall, Room 243

West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Purdue University Ph. D. Position in Sustainable Deer Research

Positions available at Purdue University for 3 Ph.D. students to work on an interdisciplinary project related to sustainable deer management.

 

Rob Swihart

Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033

PH: 765-494-3575

Web Page: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rswihart/Swihart/

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Graduate Student Mentorship Opportunity for Undergrads in SEFS, POE, SAFS

American Fisheries Society-UW Student Subunit would like to foster relationships between graduate and undergraduate students in the college of the environment and students interested in environmental sciences. The mentorship program is a great way to help undergraduates begin to get involved with research, learn about graduate school, and begin to make connections with peers. Depending on the needs of the mentor and mentee, you can meet as often as once a week or once a quarter. AFSUW will host a mentorship mixer and graduate student panel in Winter quarter to help you meet mentors/mentees and kick off your relationship with free pizza!

We have one mentor with TWO mentee spots still available!

Please email grace1rw@uw.edu or afsuw@uw.edu to sign up for one of the remaining mentee spots with this amazing mentor, a graduate student who started out as an undergrad here in SEFS! His mentor bio is below:

Hi! My name is Davey, and I am a 2nd year MS student in the Schindler Lab. I am originally from California, spent most of my childhood in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and have been in Seattle for the past 10 years. I completed my undergraduate degree in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) with a focus on streamside studies. My research interests include geospatial analysis coupled with biogeochemistry to understand how carbon and nutrients move across the landscape via waterways and soil-water interactions. My background spans forestry, river and floodplain management, and GIS. My current research uses spatial stream network modeling to map the distribution of dissolved organic carbon
and nutrients in the Koyukuk and Kuskokwim rivers of Alaska. I don’t know much about fish, other than how delicious they are. I DO know about the Seattle area, UW coursework and extracurricular opportunities, and making yourself a marketable graduate in the environmental sciences.

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Xi Sigma Pi Tour de Labs, Tuesday November 7th 3-4:30pm, Anderson 207

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October 27, 2017 · 12:48 pm

Paid Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Undergraduates

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

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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 sure@uw.edu

SURE EH_Fall Position Announcement_101717.pdf

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UW Geography colloquium

 Dr. Flower is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies department at Western Washington University. She uses dendrochronology, GIS, and quantitative methods to study the role of climatic variability, human land use patterns, and natural disturbances in shaping forest ecosystem dynamics. 

Abstract:

Fires and Insect Outbreaks:

What Can Tree Rings Tell Us About Synergy Between Forest Disturbances?

The assumption that insect outbreaks increase the risk of subsequent wildfires is a commonly invoked narrative and is often used in justifications for more intensive forest management practices. However, little is actually known about the potential synergisms between these natural disturbances. Assessing inter-disturbance synergism is challenging due to the short length of historical records and the confounding influences of land use practices, such as fire exclusion and logging, and climatic changes on natural disturbance dynamics. To explore the long-term validity of this assumption, I used dendrochronological methods to reconstruct multiple centuries of disturbance events and assessed the relationship between disturbances, climate, and  changes in land-use practices.

You may sign up here if you would like a 1:1 meeting, or to join the brown bag lunch or dinner.

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Call for Proposals, Oct. 27th – Scholars’ Studio – Disrupt Theme

Scholars’ Studio Call for Proposals: 5 Reasons to Present Your Research This Fall 
The theme for fall quarter is Disrupt.
All graduate students across tri-campus can submit a proposal by Friday, October 27
Event is Thursday, November 16, Research Commons, UW Seattle
Send questions to mundtm@uw.edu

1. Demonstrate your expertise in a concise manner without jargon
2. Practice public speaking and visual presentation skills
3. Receive inter-disciplinary feedback to strengthen your work
4. Adaptable for a future job talk or elevator speech in industry
5. Can be included on your CV or resume

The theme this quarter is Disrupt. Do you research disruptions? What do you disrupt? Need proposal ideas? Chemical pathways, atmospheric systems, oppressions, behaviors, cancer progressions, norms, historical narratives, pollutants, design, aesthetics, expectations, sequences, business as usual, political process, weather, patterns, toxins, media, power structures, binaries, borders.

Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and Core Programs in the Graduate School, Scholars’ Studio is a quarterly event featuring up to 10 short presentations (5 minutes each) by UW graduate students and postdocs. Each quarter we invite proposals for talks on a theme, in order to encourage the cross-disciplinary sharing of research.  The event is fast paced and fun.  It includes a Q&A with presenters, and a reception. Presenters receive feedback on their presentations through feedback forms distributed to audience members. Scholars’ Studio is an excellent opportunity for grad students looking to make connections and build presentation skills.

Proposal Submission Form:
http://www.lib.washington.edu/commons/events/scholarsstudio/proposals/submission

Presentation Tips (Video Tutorial):
http://guides.lib.uw.edu/research/scholarsguide

Previous Presenter Examples (Videos):
http://guides.lib.uw.edu/c.php?g=342260&p=2303197

Send questions to mundtm@uw.edu

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Tenure Track Position – LSU Renewable Natural Resources – Assistant / Associate Professor – Forest Ecophysiologist and Climate

D. Allen Rutherford

Associate Dean, LSU College of Agriculture

Director and Bryant A. Bateman Distinguished Professor of Renewable Natural Resources

Interim Department Head, Experimental Statistics

227 School of Renewable Natural Resources

Louisiana State University and LSU Agricultural Center

Phone: 225-578-4187

Cell Phone: 225-954-0995

Email: druther@lsu.edu
LSU Forest Ecophysiologist Position Announcement.pdf

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Arid Lands Resource Sciences Ph.D. Program

We are seeking highly motivated students possessing a Master’s degree to apply for admission to the Arid Lands Resource Sciences (ALRS) Graduate Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program at the University of Arizona. First-year graduate research assistantships are also available.

This doctoral program provides a unique opportunity to study the complex problems affecting arid lands and their inhabitants, focusing on sustainability amidst global change. ALRS integrates physical, biological, social, and economic sciences to offer an individualized, highly customizable interdisciplinary study program that prepares students for careers in both academic and non-academic settings. We welcome students proceeding directly through graduate work as well as non-traditional students who bring knowledge of real-world applications to their graduate studies.

First year graduate assistantships are designed to allow students to interact with faculty having common research interests. Establishment of working relationships with these experts will enable students to create the foundation for securing research assistantships in subsequent years.

First-year graduate assistantships include:

· a half-time stipend

· 100% tuition waiver and

· student health insurance.

Applications are being sought for the 2018/2019 academic year. For more information please visit our website at alrsgidp ). inquiries about the curriculum may be addressed to Dr. Istvan Molnar (imolnar).

Thanks very much for sharing this information with your MA/MS students. Please feel free to use the attached flyer for departmental information boards or websites, or forward it to those students you think might be interested in our program. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Istvan Molnar, Ph.D.

Program Chair, ALRS GIDP,

Professor and Associate Director

Natural Products Center

School of Natural Resources and the Environment

University of Arizona

250 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706

Tel: +1 520 621 9932

Fax: +1 520 621 8378

Email: imolnar

2017 ALRS Recruitment Ad.pdf

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