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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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UW C21 website

You can learn more about the Transfer Lab, Career Launch, and Microsoft/Amazon Mentors program on the C21 Website:

The Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning combines the University of Washington’s research strengths with our students’ interests in creating real-world contributions. Our specially designed programs feature immersive learning experiences, partnerships both on campus and in the community, and a network of mentors to help guide students on the pathway toward selecting a major and preparing for a career after college.

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Autumn 2018 FIG Extra Seats Website is Live!

The Extra Seats website is now live! You can direct students (incoming and current) who are interested in getting certain classes in FIGs to this website.

A few helpful tips…

1. Extra seats are a first-come first-serve basis

2. Any student can request an extra seat – not limited to incoming students

3. Website is live so as seats fill, the classes will be greyed out and no longer available

4. All request for extra seats should be done through the extra seats website

5. Direct all questions about FIGs and extra seats to cluster

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Undergrad research experiences make a noticeable difference

College students who participate in hands-on, faculty-mentored research while earning their bachelor’s degrees cite multiple personal and professional benefits the experience delivers, from strengthening their time-management, critical-thinking and communication skills to developing one-on-one connections with distinguished faculty.

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Academic Support Programs has Summer 2018 coaching sessions

Success Coaching is an interactive process that empowers students to get from where they are now to where they want to be. The Success Coach is a peer who students can visit to help build more general skills for success. Even if you are not sure why you’re struggling to meet academic goals, the Success Coach can help identify and overcome challenges to create a foundation for success in college.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

Effective study strategies

Time management skills

Setting and working towards goals

Finding campus resources


Meet the Coach!

Idera Adagun, Master of Public Administration

Quarter: Summer (June 18-August 31, 2018)

Hours: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm, Thursdays 11am-1:00pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall (MGH) 161H, Advising suite

Sign up for appointment with Idera:


Director/Academic Support Programs

Student Academic Services/Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Box 352805

141 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-2805

206.543.5755 / adiamt /

Pronouns: She/Her

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

We acknowledge the people – past, present, and future – of the Dkhw’Duw’Absh, the Duwamish Tribe, the Muckleshoot Tribe, and other tribes on whose traditional lands we study and work.

Coaching Flyer SU 18.pdf

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StormFest – educational opportunity for students

My name is Jeanette Ordoñez, I am on the StormFest committee and leading our effort to recruit Station Educators for the Highline school district StormFest spring 2018 event.
You are probably wondering what StormFest is, let me provide some more information.

StormFest is a unique 2-day, interactive stormwater science educational festival for 6th grade students at Highline School District. The event is funded through grants and cities within the Highline school district boundaries. Environmental Science Center has adapted the hands-on Drain Rangers curricula to create 5 different 25-minutes
innovative in-field, experiential lessons focused on local water quality and stormwater solutions that meet Washington State Common Core and NGSS 6th grade standards.

In order to make this event an even greater learning opportunity we are providing training and compensation to undergraduate or graduate students, recent graduates, para-educators, local government employees, non-profit employees or individuals looking to gain hands-on experience implementing environmental lessons. All levels of experience are welcome!

Station educators will be compensated $200 for their participation in a 4-hour training and both days of StormFest, on June 13 and 14. Lunch and free on-site parking will be provided to station educators on both days of the event.

We would really like to find station educators with a passion for environmental science and who reflect the many languages, races, ethnicities and countries of origin within the Highline school district community. As there are many 6th grade students who are English Language Learners, bi-lingual station educators will be compensated an additional $50 for their language services.

I would love to offer this opportunity to students within the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences as I feel it could be a great fit. If you could share the attached job description or flyer with them it would be greatly appreciated.

I know you may have questions regarding the event, I am happy to provide more information!

With gratitude,

Jeanette Ordoñez

Station Educator Recruitment Lead

w:206.269.5041 c:310.923.3998


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How will you make compassion a verb?

Seed grants available for ideas to cultivate compassion, kindness and gratitude.

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University of Washington

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Announcing Resilience and Compassion Initiative Seed Grants!

New funding supports activities, programming, research and projects that build connection and community

Our world can feel disconnected and polarized, which makes compassion, kindness and gratitude crucial: to find deeper meaning in our daily lives, to help us forge connections across differences, to develop creative solutions to the challenges we face as individuals and as a community.

What would compassion-in-action look like to you?

What are your creative ideas for cultivating compassion, kindness and gratitude toward ourselves and others here at the UW?

APPLY NOW FOR THE Resilience and Compassion Seed Grants, presented by the UW Resilience Lab.

  • Supporting activities, programming, research, and/or projects that build connection and community
  • Current UW faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply
  • Applications will be accepted from March 15–April 30, 2018
  • Award amounts will range from $500 to $3,000

Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity by sharing this message with your colleagues and classmates!

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Arts Foster Scientific Success

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Looking for a volunteer this summer, Wildlife Research

Could be a great capstone project!

From: Sarah Bassing [mailto:sb89]
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:22 PM
To: Michelle M. Trudeau
Subject: Looking for a volunteer this summer

Hi Michelle,

I am looking to bring on a volunteer to help with camera trapping this summer for my dissertation research. I was wondering if you could forward this job description (attached) to the ESRM students. I’m hoping to start a volunteer right after the spring quarter ends. Field work will take place in eastern Washington.


-Sarah Bassing


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BSE and ESRM graduating seniors Spring 2018 read this

Please run your audit when you have all your Spring 2018 classes on your schedule, you should get the statement:

All requirements met if in-progress courses completed.

If you do not see that statement at the top, please let me know.

Your audit is what they check to graduate you.



Undergraduate Adviser (BSE/ESRM)

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Anderson 116 | Box 352100 | Seattle, WA 98195-2100

p: 206-543-3077 | e:

advising appointments:

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Good Things to know: Emergency Aid at UW (for ALL currently enrolled students)

Dear Students,

If you have a situation where you need Emergency Aid, the form is VERY straightforward and short!

We understand life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well-being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid to support currently enrolled UW students.

Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree, including:

  • Emergency medical/dental costs
  • Housing and living expenses
  • Family emergencies
  • Natural disasters
  • Loss of income
  • And more…



Undergraduate Adviser (BSE/ESRM)

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Anderson 116 | Box 352100 | Seattle, WA 98195-2100

p: 206-543-3077 | e: nord

advising appointments:

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ESRM 323

Interested in trees?

ESRM 323 covers how trees grow, reproduce, and respond to their environment; silviculture techniques including site classification, species selection, regeneration methods, nursery practices; silvicultural systems such as single-tree selection, group selection, shelterwood, seed tree, and single cohort systems; site preparation, intermediate thinning and stand tending, and the regional silviculture of western forest complexes. Several labs will analyze various forms of silviculture and timber management data and several multiple-use field trips will expose students to applications.

Prerequisite: ESRM 304 or ESRM 368

Assoc. Prof., Dr. Eric C. Turnblom
B. Bruce Bare Forest Resources Chair
Director and Silviculture Project Lead, Stand Management Co-op


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CC@E INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Internship Search & CPT Webinar – Wednesday, 2/7, 1:30-2:30pm


Are you an international student looking for a job/internship? Not sure where to start or how to begin your search? Join us in the INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Internship Search & CPT Webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, 2/7, 1:30-2:30pm. We will discuss strategies and various resources to successfully navigate the job search process in USA and also go over the basics of the CPT process and the Engineering Internship Course (ENGR 321&601). You will also be able to ask any questions you may have during the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar. Please register here.



Career Coach, Career Center @ Engineering

014 Loew Hall / Box 352180 / Seattle, WA 98195

Front desk 206.221.8423 / Direct 206.685.0385

aliceyk / Visit our Website

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Announcing the Student Leadership Advisers


The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the Student Leadership Advisers, a group of undergraduate students who are dedicated to helping other students navigate leadership opportunities and experiences at the UW. This idea was born out of a year of conversations with students, and we are excited about sharing this with the UW community at large.

Subject: Student Leadership Advisers

Are you eager to get involved at the UW, but aren’t sure where to begin? Overwhelmed with the idea of developing your leadership potential? Ready to make a plan?

The Husky Leadership Initiative is excited to announce the Student Leadership Advisers, a group of current students who are eager to support others in navigating the many opportunities at the University of Washington. These advisers are deeply engaged in various parts of this campus community, and have been trained to provide guidance to students who are looking to get connected.

Current students can request an individual appointment with one of the advisers starting now !

Visit the Husky Leadership Initiative website for details.


Undergraduate Academic Affairs/University of Washington

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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

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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Summer School – University of Oxford


We would like to invite students at the Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences to apply for our Enterprise and the Environment Summer School which will take place from 1st – 13th July 2018 in Oxford. It is a summer school intended for undergraduates, as well as recent graduates passionate about leading environmental change in business, society and government. It is particularly relevant to individuals who have studied/are studying: engineering, management, economics, finance, geography, or the environment. More information on the Summer School is available through our website here > and in the attached brochure.


Andrew McCarthy

Executive Education Co-ordinator

University of Oxford | Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

OUCE, South Parks Road | Oxford, OX1 3QY| United Kingdom

E: Andrew.McCarthy | T: +44-(0)1865-614942

Brochure – Oxford Enterprise and the Environment Summer School 2018.pdf

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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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Marine Biology Minor


Marine Biology Minor

To learn more about the marine ecosystem of the Salish Sea and beyond, consider the Minor in Marine Biology. This minor includes courses from the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, The School of Oceanography, and the Department of Biology. Courses focus on topics such as: marine mammals, invertebrate zoology, marine resource conservation, and marine pollution.

the minor:

  • Is 35 credits
  • Can be paired with any major (science or otherwise)
  • Is one of the only minors that can be declared before a major – even in your freshman year

To immerse yourself in the field, study marine biology at Friday Harbor Labs: the UW’s marine field station in the San Juan Islands. Plan now to spend the entire spring quarter at the labs with courses such as “Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea”. Visit

To learn more, read the attached planning sheet for course details, visit marbiol.

Joe Kobayashi

Marine Biology Academic Adviser
University of Washington
Fisheries Sciences Building, Room 114 Box: 355020

marbio minor sheet 2017 A.pdf

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CSE 120 CS Principles for non-majors

CSE 120 is for any students who may want to learn what CS is and/or earn 5 QSR and NW credits!


CSE Advising Team

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunities

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

This program provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research.

The National Science Foundation website ( provides links to REU programs in various discplines (e.g. Ocean Sciences) that could be the right fit for you!


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