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UW Graduate School Fair on Oct 16

University of Washington Graduate School Fair

October 16, 2018 | 2:00-7:00 p.m. | Husky Union Building (HUB)

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Join us for the University of Washington Graduate School Fair on October 16, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. at the HUB on the UW Seattle Campus. We invite any student who would like to learn more about what a graduate degree can do for them to attend. At the fair, you can interact with representatives from over 100 graduate programs from schools across the country, including:

  • University of Washington
  • George Washington University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University
  • Columbia University
  • Boston University
  • University of Colorado
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Duke University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC San Diego
  • And more!

The program is free to attend, with a complimentary bag for the first 200 students to arrive and raffle drawings throughout the day.


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2018 Northwest Horticultural Society Miller Scholarship

The Northwest Horticultural Society is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Elisabeth Carey Miller Scholarship in Horticulture, which is for UW graduate students in horticulture and related disciplines including Environmental and Forest Sciences. The attached documents outline the application process and the award amount(s) for this year. Applications are due on November 7, 2018.

2018 NHS Scholarship Announcement.pdf

NHS Scholarship for 2018 FINALdoc.pdf

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Thank You and New Programming Available for Students

Insight facilitates unique, semester-long internship and study abroad programs for undergraduate students. Our programs give students the opportunity to intern and study in the Global South at the same time, ensuring a holistic and rigorous educational experience.

We currently run programming in Uganda, Fiji and, beginning in 2019, we will also have programming available in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you are still open to distributing our program info to your students, please let us know and I’ll forward you the information that can be easily sent onwards. Details about our programming can be found here

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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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Democracy through Dialogue – Fall 2018 Student Opportunities

We believe that now, more than ever, we must engage in dialogue with people who have different beliefs in order to broaden our perspectives and generate understanding and empathy. The Democracy through Dialogue series was created for this reason. This program welcomes UW students of any background or ideology to participate in a facilitated, intimate, lively and productive dialogue about critical issues of our time.

Democracy through Dialogue aims to revive the art of public discourse across difference. It will do so by helping UW students develop their capacity to connect and disagree in ways that are both personally and civically constructive. The premise is that authentic, compassionate connection across difference is essential to our ongoing pursuit of justice and liberty for all.

For questions, please email

To visit our website and apply, please go to

Democracy through Dialogue | Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
University of Washington


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GRE Prep Classes at the UW Women’s Center

GRE Prep Class

GRE Option

When: October 14th, 21st, 28th and November 4th from 9:00am-2:00pm (lunch break included)

Location: UW Campus- Savery Hall Room 130

Cost: $375


Visit Women’s Center website to register:

GRE FALL 2018.pdf

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FieldNotes Call for Autumn 2018 Article Submissions

Calling all College of the Environment undergraduates!

FieldNotes ( 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 (

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:

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

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Call for Applicants: 2018-19 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW. Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding? You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund. In work groups, members will: gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.

Apply here:

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., October 23, 2018

Councilmember Duties:

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – Capillaries Journal and One of Many. Members will participate in both of these areas.

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

· Bi-weekly whole group meetingsTuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

  • Autumn Quarter
    • November 6 & 20
    • December 4
  • Winter Quarter
    • January 15 & 29
    • February 12 & 26
    • March 12
  • Spring Quarter
  • April 2, 16 & 30
  • May 7 & 21
  • June 4

· As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings

  • To be arranged by small group members
  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers. They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at katyd2

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Need Another Class? Take EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond

It’s not too late for students to sign up for EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond!

This is a GREAT first quarter class 3 credit class to add onto a schedule with a FIG or to round out a couple of 5 credit classes. The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW!

In EDUC 200, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

This 3 credit class meets for lectures on Wednesday late afternoons with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits.

EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond allows students to work towards their best life while earning credit! Remember to recommend this class!

EDUC 200 Poster.pdf

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$5,000 Mary Gates Scholarships – Info Sessions Begin Friday!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students, including all class years, all majors, and all residency statuses (US citizens, permanent residents, international students, and undocumented students are all eligible).

Deadlines are coming up soon, so plan to begin the application process and attend an information session.

Information Sessions:

  • Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30-2:30 PM, in Allen Library Auditorium G81L
  • Monday, Oct. 1, 12:30-1:30 PM, in MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11:30-12:30 PM, in MGH 171
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 2:00-3:00 PM, in MGH 171
  • Friday, Oct. 12, 1:30-2:30 PM, in MGH 134
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 1:30-2:30 PM, in MGH 134
  • Friday, Nov. 30, 1:30-2:30 PM, in Allen Library Auditorium G81L

Leadership Application Workshop:

Monday, Oct. 15, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 258

Register to attend.

Research Application Workshops:

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 258

Monday, Oct. 22, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 258

Register to attend.

Leadership Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 22 at 5:00 PM

Research Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 PM

Begin the mgates with any questions.

P.S. Many of the above listed dates are part of SCHOLARSHIP FRIDAYS – a weekly series of information sessions about scholarship search and application tips. Learn more about Mary Gates Scholarships on Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, and Nov. 30. The topic for most other Fridays will be “Getting Started with Scholarships” – an introduction to learning about how to search for and apply to scholarships. The full schedule of topics is available on our website.

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Apply for the Environmental Health Major

Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health

School of Public Health

Autumn quarter application deadline is Friday, October 12.

The Environmental Health major is for students who love science, and who are passionate about using their scientific skills to address human health issues related to the built and natural environments. From water quality to work place safety, environmental health majors are engaged in problem solving to keep communities safe and healthy.

How to Apply: The online application can be accessed through our website at

Information Sessions: Learn more about the Environmental Health major at an upcoming information session.

Health Sciences Building, F453 | 11:30AM-12:20PM

  • Wed, October 3
  • Wed, November 7

Raitt Hall, 229 | 3:00-4:00PM

  • Thurs, October 25
  • Thurs, November 29

Current Student and Alumni Profiles: Read about the internships, research, and careers of some of our current students and alumni:

Questions? Please encourage students who have questions about the major or the admission process to talk with an adviser. To meet with an adviser, schedule an appointment at ehug.

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UW Pipeline Project Looking for Volunteer Tutors – Fall 2018

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401P Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education

  • EDUC 401P
  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
  • Location: SAV 156

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

The seminars are designed to provide a space where we can collectively reflect on tutoring experiences, emerging knowledge of teaching practices, and the relationships we build with the world. As a whole, this experience is intended to challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society. We will also always consider possibilities for a stronger, healthier and more equitable future by being realistic optimists!

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community.

For questions or add codes email pipeline or come to MGH 171.

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ASP is Hiring Success Coaches

Student Academic Services/Undergraduate Acadmeic affairs has an opportunity for students to be ASP Success Coaches for the entire year. They are looking to hire 3 students to support non-traditional, under-represented, transfer, parents, low-income, veterans and reinstated students. They are hoping to find students who share in these identities in order to be able to speak to the general experiences these students have had on campus. They are also looking for juniors and seniors who would coach winter and spring quarter but must also take a training course this fall.


  • Identify as an underrepresented student (Please refer to the definition above)
  • Junior or senior class standing
  • Strong GPA, ability to manage time, while balancing academics, this position and personal life
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible in working conditions
  • Ability to work independently in one-on-one and group instructional settings
  • Aware of resources at University of Washington for struggling students
  • Ability to work effectively on a team and autonomously

Hiring coaches.pdf

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Campus Rain Works Challenge 2018

About the 2018 Challenge

The Campus RainWorks Challenge is a green infrastructure design competition for American colleges and universities that seeks to engage with the next generation of environmental professionals, foster a dialogue about effective stormwater management, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices.

Lisa Nordlund

Undergraduate Adviser (BSE/ESRM)

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

nord | 206-543-3077

Make an advising appointment:

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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 for more information on research in the lab.

Research Opportunities HRL 2018.pdf

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SFS Spring 2019 Programs Filling Fast

Spring 2019 Programs Filling Fast

We would like to inform you that three of our spring 2019 programs are now listed as Filling Fast, meaning that while we are still accepting applications there is limited space remaining. These are:

We recommend that interested students submit their spring SFS application as soon as possible. We encourage any students interested in the spring Tanzania program to also consider our WATER, WILDLIFE, AND COMMUNITY program in Kenya, which includes a two-week excursion to our Tanzania Center.

Please send any questions regarding enrollment to admissions.

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Let’s Talk for the academic year!

Let’s Talk. Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center

o Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

o Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB

o Offered during the 10 weeks of each quarter.

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Volunteer with FUN (Finding Urban Nature)

Finding Urban Nature (FUN)

The FUN program introduces 3rd grade students to the nature in their schoolyard habitat and examines how each organism depends on others to survive. Volunteers lead small groups of four to seven students through a series of outdoor investigations, which teach kids to use their senses and scientific practices to discover the importance of urban biodiversity firsthand. Four lessons in the fall and four more in the spring give students the opportunity to build knowledge and observe seasonal changes in their schoolyard habitats.

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Undergraduate Applications Now Open for WDRP

Dear undergraduate interested in mathematics,

The Washington Directed Reading Program (WDRP) is a new initiative from the Mathematics Department, launching in Fall 2018. WDRP is modeled after successful Directed Reading Programs (DRPs) at other universities around the country.

This program will pair interested undergraduate students with mathematics graduate student mentors to embark on a quarter-long independent reading project. In Fall 2018, we expect to have 5-10 projects, with application open until September 24 at 5:00 pm, and applicants notified on 9/26. To apply, go to

The main components of the program are as follows:

· Start-of-quarter kickoff event (October 1), including an introduction to the program and time to mingle with other undergraduate and graduate students.

· One-on-one weekly meetings between undergraduate student mentees and graduate student mentors, to discuss the readings.

· End-of-quarter presentations (December 3) by undergraduate students on topics selected from their readings.

In addition, 1 credit (CR/NC) as Math 398 is available to undergraduate students participating in and successfully completing the program. Note that you will not be able to sign up for this credit until after you have applied for and been accepted into the program, at which time we will provide further information about enrolling.

For more information and some sample projects, please see our website wdrp.


the WDRP organizers

Sam Fairchild

Kellie MacPhee

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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! 

Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2018-19 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here:


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