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Visit the blog on our new website

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has a new website with a home for the student blog.

Visit us there for the latest updates.


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Create better medical devices. Solve real problems.

Join us for the 3rd session of DeviceConnect.

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Going from prototype to a viable product requires an ongoing commitment to human-centered design. This means more than just design validation, too. Truly good design is a process (not just a check mark) where the end product is based on solutions to people’s real problems, goals, and needs.

Join us and Product Creation Studio on May 8 for our 3rd session of DeviceConnect titled, “Changing Healthcare Delivery through Human-Centered Design.”

Our panel of experts will explore:

  • How to close the healthcare gap by sharing our devices with stakeholders early and often
  • Implications of ignoring Human-Centered Design (HCD) in the development process
  • Making the business case for HCD (it’s not just an FDA requirement)

All our best,
– Life Science Washington Team.

DeviceConnect Session 3: Changing Healthcare Delivery Through Human-Centered Design
Life Science Innovation Northwest, the Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual life science conference. A two-day event bringing together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling technology breakthroughs of our time.
Discounted pricing ends April 16! Sign-up soon to save.



SPOKANE: May 2, 2019

Join Life Science Washington for our next life science industry social events! Expand your professional, social and community contacts at this FREE event as we bring together our vibrant community of life science professionals. Beer, wine and light snacks available. This event is open to both Life Science Washington members and non-members.
Seattle Networking Night, Thursday April 11
Spokane Networking Night, Thursday, May 2


April 25, 2019 | 9AM – 1PM
Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference

Looking for a job or internship? Join Life Science Washington for the Job & Internship Fair. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with potential employers and future employees. This event is FREE for job and internship seekers.

The following companies will have jobs & internships available (this list is not exhaustive):

  • AGC Biologics
  • Altasciences
  • Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
  • Cepheid
  • NanoString
  • Universal Cells


MAY 22

The Life Science Washington Institute offers pro-bono consultation services to life science companies to help develop the Washington life science entrepreneurial community.
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The world’s largest biotechnology event, the BIO International Convention, is headed to Philadelphia, June 3-6, 2019. The BIO International Convention attracts more than 16,000 biotechnology and pharma industry leaders, business development professionals, CEOs, tech transfer professionals, academics and more representing the entire spectrum of the biotechnology industry. Academics save $500 on Convention Access + Partnering Registrations.
Click here for our full calendar of events.

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North Idaho wildlife center needs help

In the immortal words of the Beatles:


We need somebody.


Not just anybody.

HELP – please

That’s right, we need some help and fast! As you are all aware, each year we contact local universities and post the spring/summer internship position seeking someone to provide wild animal care for the nongame mammals, birds and reptiles in need. We chose a candidate but sadly, due to a “devastating family situation”, this person will not be arriving in three weeks as was arranged.

If you have ever thought it would be rewarding to help local wildlife in need. Call us.

If you enjoy time in nature, and talking about the wildlife you see, we need you.

If you travel to Sandpoint several times each week, we need you.

I am currently scheduling the orientation and training sessions. Sign up! Seeking volunteers (yes fuel reimbursement may be available) to help with wild animal care, nature path guide, animal taxi, education and outreach.

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation is 100% community supported, this means we operate exclusively with volunteers and donated funds. Last year over 4,000 hours were recorded and around 100 animals were given aid.

Without someone here to respond to the telephone calls, feed the nestling birds, make sure the milk replacer formula is fresh, clean the enclosures, do the laundry, put away the dishes, attend the public outreach events, offer educational programs, and more… we cannot continue.

We expect the volunteers to be mature, dedicated, trustworthy, and committed. We take the responsibility to this community and the wildlife we serve very seriously and expect the same from the volunteers. If you are this person, I want to meet you.

Phone calls for wild animals in need have already begun.


Kathleen St.Clair – McGee

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation founder & board of directors president


Find us on the facebook, instagram, twitter, linked in, youtube, vimeo, and the web.

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Career Panel April 11th 330pm-5pm AND 207

Xi Sigma Pi is proud to present our annual career panel on April 11th!

This is a public event and admission is free. FREE PIZZA!


Paul Footen—Washington Department of Natural Resources

Kent Wheiler—Center for International Trade in Forest Products

Crystal Raymond—Climate Impacts Group

Career Panel Poster 2.pdf

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SEFS Scholarship Application–Apply by April 30th!

Happy Friday of the first week of Spring 2019!

ESRM students, a quick reminder to apply for our SEFS Undergraduate Scholarships by April 30th. The application form, criteria and eligibility, are found on our Scholarships and Awards page.

BSE students—a reminder that you have your own scholarship program through WPPF, and you are not eligible for the SEFS funds through this process.

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Seeking Judges for Elementary School Science Fair 2019

Science Fair 2019!

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Cascade K-8

2800 NE 200th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

We need JUDGES! No experience necessary! We can’t have too many! This is your chance to jump in and be involved if you’ve been looking for a way to do a volunteer job. Training begins at 5:30 p.m. on 4/18. High School students can get community service hours if they come set up, judge, or clean up. Please email Becca if you are willing to judge.

The Technology Student Association will have dinner for sale.

Questions or want to sign up to help judge? Send Becca an email!

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Call for Applications 2019 Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership Due April 11

University of Washington students serve and lead in on-and off-campus communities to expand their boundaries, to learn from others, and to make a tangible difference in the world. We invite ALL UW students, undergraduate and graduate, from all three campuses, to share how they have worked together to transform their campus and communities, to develop compassionate leadership skills, and to learn from each other. Join us to share how you live We>Me!

Apply today to showcase the ways you are involved in service, leadership and activism in the 26thannual Spring Celebration Gallery of Student Posters which will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB). As part of the Gallery, you are invited to present your engagement through a poster display and discuss your service and leadership experiences with other students, faculty, community partners, civic and University leaders.

Participation in the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership enables you to:

– Connect with other students doing interesting and meaningful work on campus and in the community

– Share your valuable service and leadership work with a diverse audience

– Hear feedback regarding your project and presentation

– Build your presentation skills and experience

– Expand your resume to include a new public presentation experience!

All applications to participate are due by April 11, 2019.

Apply onlinetoday!

Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership Planning Committee

#HuskiesServe #HuskiesLead

Questions? Contact the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership Committee at

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FIUTS Student Board application now open

A reminder that the FIUTS Student Board application is due tomorrow.

We seek a diverse Student Board, with U.S. and international, undergraduate, graduate, and IELP representatives. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 3. We also have a nomination from; if you know of a student with some great potential, please nominate them. This is to help us identify students who may make great Student Board members but need some extra encouragement to apply. Our current Student Board president will reach out to them and share your encouraging words. The Student Board is a great learning environment – a desire to learn is more important than previous leadership experience for these positions!

Enhance your global leadership at the University of Washington: Apply for the FIUTS Student Board!

The FIUTS Student Board is a year-long learning and leadership experience that amplifies the organization’s mission of international understanding, supports programs, and represents the diversity of the UW. This is a great opportunity for UW students to develop leadership and teamwork skills, while fostering global community on campus. Members build professional networks and gain real-world experience working with the nonprofit sector. Election to the student leadership team is a competitive process and applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently being accepted.

  • Advocate for FIUTS values of peace, community, diversity, dialogue, engagement, and service
  • Improve your leadership, organizational, event-planning, and communication skills
  • Learn about the nonprofit sector while serving on a nonprofit Board of Trustees
  • Work closely with FIUTS staff in carrying out the organization’s programs and mission

All UW students welcome to apply!

International, U.S., Undergraduate, Graduate, and IELP

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2019

Apply online:

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Global Fellowships, Fulbright & More!

Now is the perfect time for rising seniors and soon-to-be bachelor’s alums to plan and apply for fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year. There are a lot of opportunities open and we have 4 great ways for interested students to learn more and to get started.

1. Sign up for Global Fellowships Prep to connect with advisors and gain access to tools to support your fellowship application process.

2. Attend a Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships Information Session to learn about research, study and teaching abroad programs.

3. Attend the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session to learn more about going abroad with Fulbright

4. Join us for a special Schwarzman Scholars presentation on April 17th at 4:00pm in MGH 171. Schwarzman is a fully-funded graduate program at Tsinghua University.

2019 SSP Poster_US UW.pdf

Spring 2019 Global, Gap & Grad info sessions flyer.pdf

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FYI you can rent equipment from UW Gear Garage

Spring is here and field trips and research is in full swing! So you know, all UW students, staff and faculty can rent gear from the UW Gear Garage. They have lots of gear and special student discounts, for activities like: Backpacking, Camping, Cycling, Events, Parties, Tailgates, Fishing, Mountaineering, and Rock Climbing.

More info can be found at:

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Service Forester Position

CCGA Forester.pdf

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Please share | Announcing: Winter Break ’20 – Peru, Nepal, Iceland – Sustainability Abroad

Best regards,SEFS Advising

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Your April News Beat: Life Science Innovation Northwest

A month of industry activities for you to join

April 2019
You are part of a vibrant community of life science professionals. This newsletter helps keep you
connected to that community and informs you of industry news, transactions, and upcoming events.
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Life Science Washington is proud to be hosting the 19th Annual Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW) conference on April 24 – 25, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Life Science Innovation Northwest is the Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual life science conference. A two-day event bringing together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling technology breakthroughs of our time.

This year’s program is shaping up to be the best one yet! We are fortunate to have life science industry superstar presenters, including Dr. Roger Perlmutter, EVP & President of Merck Research Laboratories, Professor David Baker, Director of the Institute of Protein Design at University of Washington, Simone Fishburn, Vice President and Executive Editor of BioCentury, and an expansive list of angel investors: AoA, Keiretsu, SWAN, and WINGS, top venture capitalist firms including 5AM Ventures, AbbVie Ventures, Frazier Healthcare Partners, NEA, OrbiMed Healthcare Fund Management, M.H. Carnegie & Co., SpringRock Ventures, Versant Ventures, WRF Capital, medical device and digital health experts, and scientific and industry leaders from cellular and immunotherapy and gene editing research institutes and companies. We are very excited to hear the latest federal health policy developments from a panel comprised of senior staff from Capitol Hill, the FDA, and NIH. Additionally, we look forward to celebrating our latest Hall of Fame award recipients.

* For complete conference details, we encourage you to thoroughly explore the conference website.

9b18f76d-dd4c-4ba6-907a-565d9b4e04b7.jpgOn April 24th, we are very lucky to have as our keynote speaker Roger M. Perlmutter, MD, PhD.

Dr. Perlmutter is executive vice president and president of Merck Research Laboratories. Prior to his current role, he was EVP and head of R&D at Amgen from 2001 to 2012 and held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Merck from 1997 to 2001.

Previously, Dr. Perlmutter was professor and chairman of Immunology, University of Washington, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University, and pursued clinical training in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco.

39f05a92-158e-4919-83b3-8222305a9248.png36334fe0-5476-4ffb-bc33-c56ef23fc742.jpgOn April 25th, we are kicking-off the day’s events with a “fireside chat” between prolific inventor and entrepreneur Professor David Baker and Simone Fishburn, Executive Editor of BioCentury. They will discuss the latest developments in next-generation protein-based therapeutics.

Our six featured expert panels are packed with industry leaders from a host of life science sectors, joining together to discuss the latest developments in cellular immunotherapy, trends in medical device investing, how to build a successful digital health venture, and so much more.

Discussion Topics:
• Next Frontiers in Cellular Immunotherapy
• Politics and Policy in Innovation and Health Care
• Opportunities and Challenges in Gene Editing
• Issues and Trends in Venture Investing
• Current Trends in Medical Device Investing
• Lessons Learned in Angel Investing
• The C-SATS Story: Building a Successful Digital Health Venture

Finally, don’t miss the newest addition to the conference, the Job & Internship Fair. One of Life Science Washington’s strategic initiatives is to build a thriving workforce and recruit new talent into the industry. As a way to support this, we are hosting a job fair on April 25th from 9 AM – 1 PM. This opportunity is free for job seekers and students. You can learn more here.

View Full Program Here
DeviceConnect Session 3
Changing Healthcare Delivery Through Human-Centered Design
We’ve partnered with Product Creation Studio to present a four-part series, DeviceConnect. The series is to help professionals, like you, successfully develop and commercialize medical devices.

At each event, you’ll gain insight into emerging philosophies and trends. You’ll have the chance to network with your industry peers and meet potential collaborators. The series will feature medical device experts that will share their experiences bringing a medical device to market.

Session 3: Changing Healthcare Delivery through Human-centered Design
The greatest challenges in healthcare are at the human level. While technology can complicate human-to-human relationships instead of improving them, following a human-centered approach gives organizations the power to create technology that will exponentially improve healthcare and patient outcomes. What does human-centered design mean to medical device companies, and how can device manufacturers integrate a human-centered approach into their development activities? Find out on May 8th!

Register Today!
Join us in May for a major statewide life sciences event – the Second Annual East West Life Science Summit. Learn more about current cross-state collaborations that are fostering innovative advancements, and explore opportunities for your own partnerships. Network with peers from both sides of the mountains.

Why Spokane? The nationally competitive Eastern Washington health sciences cluster is currently a billion-dollar industry, and is projected to grow to $2.5 billion within ten years. Spokane’s University District is the fastest growing health sciences campus in North America. With Eastern and Western Washington working together we can create a truly cohesive, dynamic statewide life science ecosystem.

Expand your professional, social and community contacts at this FREE event as we bring together our vibrant community of life science professionals. Beer, wine and light snacks available. This event is open to both Life Science Washington members and non-members.

SEATTLE, April 11 | 5 PM – 7 PM

MAY 2 | 5 PM – 7 PM

Seattle Event
Spokane Event

Washington State March 2019
Investment Activity

Each month, the Life Science Washington Institute compiles an investment activity report summarizing transactions and trends in Washington’s life science community. The report includes a continually updated list of angel funding, VC deals, M&A activity, and strategic partnership formations.


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Spring 2019 Event Calendar

Hope you’re having a great start to the new quarter! Please see below and the attached to learn about various career and professional development opportunities that are coming up in the spring quarter. You can find more information about each event/workshop and register for them in Handshake –

Career Workshops led by Alumni/Industry Professionals(These workshops will be livestreamed, so feel free to join in-person or virtually)

Things to Consider from a Recruiter’s Perspective (4/12) – Bri Kastning, McKinstry

Non-Traditional Career Paths: Business & Consulting (4/19) – Brendan Plecque, Boeing & Keting Cen, Deloitte Consulting

Making the Most of Your Internship (4/22) – Iryna Chyzhova, Intel & Peter Deng, KPFF Consulting

Presenting with Confidence (5/3) – Yoanna Dosouto, Google

– Preparing for Technical Interviews (TBD) – Zhia Chong, Twitter

Operations & Supply Chain Industry Mixer for Graduate Students: [Thursday, April 11th, 2019, 6-8pm]

Career Fairs:

– I-School Career Fair (4/9)

– Spring Job & Internship Fair (4/18)

How to Maximize Your Internship Experience:

Undergraduate Students (5/9)

Graduate Students (5/18)

CCatE SPR 2019 Programming.pdf

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Career & Internship Center: Spring 2019 Programming, Events, Services

Happy spring quarter! The Career & Internship Center is excited to offer a robust menu of workshops (in person & online), events and small group coaching, found on our online calendar or through the Handshake calendar. Also are services and resources students can access…

Career Coaching one-on-one support:

Drop In Coaching (no appointment necessary): Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Career Coaching appointments(general career coaching, mock interviews, pre-law and pre-health career coaching)

Pre-Health Drop Ins (schedule posted at


Job and internship postings:

Career tips and diversity resources:

Connect with Employers (new page!):


Internship advice:

Pre-Health (Med, Dent, Pharm, etc):


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FieldNotes Call for Spring 2019 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 print and 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 most recent issue of FieldNotes was published in Autumn 2018.

We are now soliciting undergraduate authors for the Spring 2019 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:

Deadline: Monday, April 8th 11:59pm

Questions? Please email fieldnotesjournwith any, and all inquiries!

Thanks for your interest,

Field Notes Editorial Board

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New Male of Color student group

Students in the Brotherhood Initiative started a new male of color registered student organization called “Brothers in Color” and their aim to extend the community and support that they’ve received in the Brotherhood Initiative.

If you know students who can benefit from being in community with other males of color and receiving some of the support structure that the students in the Brotherhood Initiative receive, please feel free to share this flyer with them about their first meeting taking place next week.

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Space Grant SURP Applications

Please pass this information about the Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program to your students! Questions can be direction to me directly or to nasa as mentioned in the information below. Applications are due April 5.



The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers students the opportunity to work in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics research position that will complement their studies. Student researchers work under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or research scientist at the University of Washington. Projects are available in most fields of physical and natural sciences, engineering and earth sciences. Some projects may involve off-campus locations or fieldwork. Students currently working on a research project or interested in working with a specific faculty member may request that project and/or faculty member on their form.

Applicants are selected by the faculty member supervising the individual projects. Once selected, the student and faculty adviser establish a schedule of work time and goals for the project. Students may apply for either part-time or full-time positions.

Eligibility: UW undergraduate students in good academic standing who are interested in research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.

Program Dates: June 17- August 16, 2019

Research Schedule: Each faculty member-student team will develop a schedule that fits their particular time constraints and project needs.

Stipend Rates: Part-time researchers will receive $2,500 for the nine-week program; full-time researchers will receive $5,000. Awards will be disbursed through the summer.

Questions about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program should be directed to Mary Denmon at the main WSGC office by calling (206) 543-1943 or sending an email to nasa.

Applications for 2019 are open and are be available at:

Mary A. Denmon, M.Ed.

Counseling Services Coordinator

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Northwest Earth & Space Sciences Pipeline

Johnson Hall, Rm 163

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-1310

Phone: 206-543-1984

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Spring 2019 Pre-Law Programing

For students who are interested, they can look up the event here and register on Handshake.

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3 Spots in JSIS 540: Econ & Politics of Int’l Development Spring 2019

There are 3 spaces available in JSIS 540: Economics and Politics of International Development taught by Mary Callahan this spring 2019.

This course examines economic development in less-developed nations, with a focus on post-World War II development in sub-Saharan Africa and India. It explores possible determinants of economic growth, including foreign investment, international trade and foreign aid. Particular attention will be paid to the role that institutional factors, such as executive power and protection of property rights, play in determining economic outcomes. We will also analyze how the international monetary and financial system affects development, the role of globalization in economic crises, and how fiscal and monetary policy can affect growth in developing countries. We will conclude with an examination of how economic growth is affecting population and environmental issues in the developing world.

JSIS 540: Economics and Politics of International Development

Tuesdays, 2:30-5:20pm

5 credits

Time Schedule

Andrea Sadlier

Graduate Program Advisor, Master of Arts in Applied International Studies

Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington


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