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Join us for the 3rd session of DeviceConnect.
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
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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
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.
Science Fair 2019!
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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!
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.
Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership Planning Committee
Questions? Contact the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://www.fiuts.org/apply-for-the-student-board
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.
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: http://www.washington.edu/ima/uwild/equipment-rental/
Best regards,SEFS Advising
A month of industry activities for you to join
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 – uw.joinhandshake.com/events
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]
– 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)
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 careers.uw.edu/pre-health)
Job and internship postings: uw.joinhandshake.com
Career tips and diversity resources: careers.uw.edu
Connect with Employers (new page!): careers.uw.edu/connect-with-employers/
Internship advice: careers.uw.edu/internships
Pre-Health (Med, Dent, Pharm, etc): careers.uw.edu/pre-health
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: https://goo.gl/forms/wRPuvLq9xiZtqllK2
Deadline: Monday, April 8th 11:59pm
Questions? Please email fieldnotesjournwith any, and all inquiries!
Thanks for your interest,
Field Notes Editorial Board
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.
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.
SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
APPLICATIONS 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
Johnson Hall, Rm 163
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1310
For students who are interested, they can look up the event here and register on Handshake.
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
Graduate Program Advisor, Master of Arts in Applied International Studies
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington