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Intuitive Eating Workshop

Join Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD, CD and Co-Founder of Opal: Food + Body Wisdom for a workshop on healing your relationship with food through intuitive eating.

This is a free event, but there is limited capacity so please RSVP at the ticket link!

Healthy snack is also included 🙂

Brought to you by the Health & Wellness Peer Health Educators


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HIHIM Workshop

A reminder that we will be hosting an application workshop for all prospective HIHIM majors on February 21 in the UW Tower. Please share the information with your students:

Learn about the HIHIM application process at an upcoming application workshop, We’ll cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step-by-step instructions for completing the application form. You’ll also get tips on writing your personal statement and submitting an effective application.

To RSVP, please email

February 21, 2019
Current UW students: 5-6 p.m.
All other students: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Pre-Health Course & Major Planning workshop Thursday 2/7

Pre-Health Course & Major Planning workshop

Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:30pm – 3pm
Career & Internship Center [134 Mary Gates Hall], Lobby, Seattle, Washington, United States

Co-hosted with UW Undergraduate Advising, this workshop will explore how students can coordinate their coursework needed for their major with the pre-requisites needed for application to health professional schools.

Students can RSVP here.

Attached is a calendar of all of our workshops, small group coaching sessions and Application Labs for winter. Stay tuned for more of the same in the spring!

Pre-Health Support Winter 2019.pdf

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Scholarship workshops for undergrads

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering several workshops this week and next that will be helpful to undergraduate students preparing to apply for scholarships and other programs.

Scholarships 201:

Particularly geared toward juniors, seniors and alumni looking to fund final undergraduate years, gap years and graduate school.

Tues., Jan. 29 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | MGH 171

Let us know you’re planning to attend.

Personal Statement Writing Workshops:

Scholarships, summer programs, major admissions and graduate/professional programs often ask applicants to write a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your ideas, plans and strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Join us to get started brainstorming, drafting and strategizing how your statement can provide evidence of your interests and achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

Thurs., Jan. 31 | 4:00–5:00 p.m. | MGH 171

Let us know you’re planning to attend.

Scholarship Information for Transfer Students:

Discuss application tips and tricks, as well as information on selected scholarships transfer students need to be aware of early in their UW studies.

Tues., Feb. 5 | 5:00–6:00 p.m. | Online via Zoom

Let us know you’re planning to attend.

Scholarship Fridays:

Fridays at 1:30pm during winter quarter you have the opportunity to learn more about scholarships! This quarter learn about Getting Started with scholarships, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students and the Gilman Scholarship. Check out our calendar for the session schedule!

Friday, Feb. 1 will feature the Mary Gates Leadership & Research Scholarships. Friday, Feb. 8 will feature the Gilman Scholarships for study abroad.

When: Fridays | 1:30pm

Where: MGH 171

Learn more.

Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

Box 352803
Mary Gates Hall, Suite 171, Seattle, WA 98195
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Career & Internship Center: Winter 2019 programming

The Career & Internship Center is excited to offer a robust menu of workshops (in person & online), events and small group coaching. Details for all of this can be found on our online calendar or through the Handshake calendar.

Below are details on how students can access 1:1 career support in our office plus key websites for career resources, tools & tips.

· Drop-In Coaching (no appointment necessary):

o Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, 134 Mary Gates Hall


· Job & internship postings:

· Career tips & diversity resources:

· Videos:

· Internship advice:

· Pre-Health (Med, Dent, Pharm, etc):

· Pre-Law:

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Nordita program “Predictability and Control of Evolution”, July 2019

We are happy to announce that the registration is now open for the program, “From Molecular Basis to Predictability and Control of Evolution” to be held from July 1st to 26th 2019, at the Nordita Institute in Stockholm.

More details are available at:

This program will bring together theoreticians and experimentalists at the interface of biology, physics and mathematics, to address central questions on the predictability of biological evolution: (i) to what degree we can predict the outcome of biological evolution? (ii) what features of the system are predictable? (iii) which features confer predictive value to ultimately control an evolving population?

We aim to create a lively and collaborative environment at this program to bridge between disciplines. In order to do so, we encourage the participants to attend the program for at least two weeks.

The schedule will be decided based on the participants’ arrival and departure dates. So please register as soon as possible and indicate your preferences to help us put together a more coherent program.

Participation of PhD students and young postdocs is strongly encouraged and a limited number of travel grants will be made available to support. Young researchers will be able to discuss their research in the form of talks or posters.

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Scholarship News and Opportunities

University of Washington
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards
A unit within Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Scholarship News and Opportunities
Autumn 2018
Welcome to autumn quarter!
Whether you’re back at the UW after a productive summer, or just starting your Husky experience, the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is here for you. Students and bachelors’ alumni, we’re happy to guide you through the application process from start to finish. Faculty and staff, we love to collaborate, share information, identify and support students. So please do get in touch with us.
In this issue:

  • 3 ways we can help with your scholarship search
  • Scholarship opportunities and resources
  • Hear from UW scholars and nominees
  • Thank you, to our faculty, staff and volunteers
3 ways we can help with your scholarship search
1. Attend a workshop on topics including the scholarship search, application process and more.

2. One-on-one advising sessions to talk through your interests and get connected to resources.

3. Get feedback on scholarship application drafts to make sure you’re submitting the strongest application you can!

A scholarship for every interest:
Yenching Academy of Peking University
For: A fully-funded, interdisciplinary graduate program for students interested in exploring China and its role in the world.
UW application deadline: October 30, 2018Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
For: Immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are planning to pursue graduate school in the United States.
Deadline: November 1, 2018, by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Public Policy and International Affairs Program
For: Juniors from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in public service.
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Barry Goldwater Scholarship
For: Up to $7,500 to sophomores and juniors intending to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
UW application deadline: November 13, 2018

Truman Scholarship
A $30,000 scholarship to be used for graduate school. Open to juniors who plan on careers in public service.
UW application deadline: November 14, 2018

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
For: A one-year fellowship to provide research assistance to scholars working on Carnegie Endowment’s projects.
UW application deadline: November 26, 2018

Critical Language Scholarship
For: A summer intensive language study program covering 15 languages from East, Central and South Asia, the Middle East, and Portuguese, Russian and Swahili.
Deadline: November 27, 2018

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
For: A $7,000 scholarship open to sophomores and juniors engaged in leadership, public service, and committed to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
UW application deadline: November 28, 2018

National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program
For: Those planning to pursue a Ph.D. to include an extensive research opportunity with both the host university and the National Institute of Health’s Intramural Research Program.
Deadline: December 3, 2018

National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
For: An accelerated, individualized doctoral training program (DPhil or Ph.D.) for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.
Deadline: December 3, 2018

Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program
For: Individuals committed to a career in teaching, research, and increasing the diversity of college and university faculties. Open to all, including DACA, political asylees and refugees.
Deadline: December 13, 2018

For: A summer research internship program in Germany for undergraduates in STEM fields.
Deadline: December 15, 2018

Boren Scholarships
Studying less-commonly-taught languages abroad. Eligible regions include: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East
UW Deadline: January 8, 2019

Scholarship application tips from nominees
“Don´t sell yourself short.”
Havana McElvaine, Marshall and Rhodes nominee“Be genuine and passionate when reflecting on the required essays.”

Liban Hussein, Martin Scholar

We’re here to help with your scholarship search
UAA-OMSFA-toolbox%20icon-38x26.pngScholarship workshops
Scholarship Fridays
We’re offering scholarship workshops every Friday this quarter. Come to one of our sessions and learn how to search for scholarships and put together a competitive application.· Getting Started with Scholarships | October 26 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. | MGH Suite 134

· Getting Started with Scholarships | November 2 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

· Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship | November 9 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

· Getting Started with Scholarships | November 16 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

· Leadership and Research Info Session | November 30 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Allen Library Auditorium, G81L

Scholarship Strategies for 2nd and 3rd Year Students
Monday, October 29 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | MGH 171
Let us know you’re planning to attend.

Scholarships for juniors, seniors and alumni
Monday, October 29 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | online session
Register for the online session.

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Carnegie Gaither Junior Fellowship Information Session
Thursday, October 25 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | online session
Let us know you’re planning to attend.DAAD: Study, Research or Intern in Germany
Tuesday, November 6 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 171
Wednesday, November 14 | 4–5 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 171
Let us know you’re planning to attend.

Beinecke Scholarship Information Sessions
Wednesday, November 14 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 136
Monday, November 19 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. | online session
Thursday, November 29 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 136
Let us know you’re planning to attend — either in-person or online.

UAA-OMSFA-Resources icon-50x50.pngHelpful scholarship resources
· Scholarship database

· Scholarship search tools

· Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards website

· Contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards for more help: (206) 543-4282 or

Meet your UW scholars and nominees
Congratulations, Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholars
The Martin Honors Scholarship enables Washington state community college students of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement to complete their bachelors’ degrees at the University of Washington Seattle campus.
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Mohammed Mahdi Alghezi
Mohammed Mahdi plans “to be an active member of public health organizations that devote themselves to the health and well-being of the unfortunate communities.” MORE ABOUT MOHAMMED MAHDI
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Liban Hussein
Electrical Engineering
Liban’s goal is to “ultimately use my degree to rebuild my homeland in Somalia, namely by revolutionizing the renewable energy sector.” MORE ABOUT LIBAN
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Christopher Leyva Vera
Social Welfare
Chris wants to “continue working and being a part of programs and organizations that provide services that focus on helping disenfranchised minority groups…” MORE ABOUT CHRIS
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Cara Stacy
Cara’s ultimate goal is to “improve the lives of others, particularly in marginalized groups, through research and service.” MORE ABOUT CARA
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David Zarate
Computer Science
David plans to focus on data science “as a way to create change in the community.” MORE ABOUT DAVID
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholar
For students who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The NIH undergraduate scholarship provides up to $20,000 toward educational expenses and a summer job in an NIH lab.
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Hank Cheng
Hank’s goal is to “live up to the ideal of physicians as both caretakers and scientists: to care for those I can while searching for knowledge that will allow future practitioners to care for those I cannot.”
UW nominees are competing at the national level
Several competitive scholarships ask the UW to nominate students to be considered for their scholarships. Meet the nominees below. We wish them luck as they wait for final selection.
Churchill Scholarship Nominees
Reserved for promising scholars, the Churchill offers a funded one-year master’s in a STEM field at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.
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Jessica Johnson
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Nelson Liu
Computer Science; Linguistics; Statistics
Luce Scholars Program Nominees
Job placement, language training and a stipend to spend a year living and working in Asia. For students with little to no experience in Asia after high school. Undergraduate nominees below. More about the Luce.
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Connor Edick
Public Health
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Binh Truong
International Studies
Marshall Scholarship Nominees
The Marshall Scholarship provides funding to pursue a graduate degree in any field at universities in the United Kingdom.
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Melissa Krook
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Nelson Liu
Computer Science; Linguistics; Statistics

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Havana McElvaine
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Cassie McMaster
Political Science
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Sophia Winkler-Schor
Environmental Studies; Environmental Science & Resource Management
Mitchell Scholarship Nominee
Geared toward tomorrow’s leaders, the Mitchell Scholarship fully funds one year of postgraduate study in Ireland or Northern Ireland in any field of study.
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Jessica Johnson
Rhodes Scholarship Nominees
The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
Havana McElvaine
Cassie McMaster
Political Science
Scholars in the real world

As a first-generation transfer student, Melissa Krook came to the UW knowing she wanted to study psychology, and cautiously dreaming about a career as a research psychologist. After participating in the Undergraduate Research Program, she was certain that was the career path for her. Now, she’s hard at work on several applications and is eager to share her story and tips with you.

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Thank you to our dedicated committee members
UAA-OMSFA-Heart icon-50x44.pngThank you Fulbright, Luce and Martin scholarship champions! Although fall quarter just started, you have already been hard at work supporting scholarship applicants. We are so appreciative of your time and efforts! Forty-six faculty, staff, post-docs and retirees dedicated their time on a Saturday to interview UW students applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Our Luce Scholars Program campus selection committee reviewed and interviewed candidates earlier this month as well. And the Martin Family Foundation campus committee and board members reviewed applications and interviewed candidates throughout the summer. Thank you!

— Robin Chang, Director, and Emily Smith, Assistant Director

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Study Skills Workshops

Updated workshop flyer with new times!

ASP has our study skills workshops set for the quarter. Please print off the flyer and/or let students know they can come here tips from our success coach. We can also come present to your group of students on one of these topics as well.

Our first Workshop, ‘Wait! When is that due?! Successful Time Management at the UW’ is next Wednesday Oct 10th at 6:30pm.

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Application Writing Workshops for $5,000 Mary Gates Scholarships

Deadlines for Mary Gates Leadership and Research scholarships are fast approaching! These scholarships provide $5,000 for the current academic year, and are available to all UW undergraduate students.

Still wondering what leadership or research projects are? Attend an upcoming info session! Already planning to submit an application, but want some guidance to write a stronger essay? Come to one of our application writing workshops!

Information Sessions:

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 Writing Workshop:

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

Register to attend.

Research Application Writing 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 (select only one).

Leadership Scholarship Application Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 22 at 5:00 PM

Research Scholarship Application Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 PM

More information and the mgates with any questions.

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Study Skills Workshops

Need a CLUE on how to successfully manage your time, study, meet with instructors, and deal with test anxiety? Academic Support Programs is here to help with a series of Study Skills Workshops. Come and hear tips from success coaches.

The first workshop, ‘Wait! When is That Due?! Successful Time Management at the UW’, is next Wednesday Oct 10th at 6:30pm. Please visit the following link to see workshops and reserve seats.

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UW Study Abroad Financial Planning Workshop October 11th

The first Financial Planning workshop is on Thursday, October 11th from 2:30-4pm in the Ethnic Cultural Center Rm. 207. These workshops will cover program fees, scholarships, how financial aid and study abroad work together, hidden fees, how to save money on airfare, and saving and budgeting strategies. The full schedule for these workshops for fall quarter is below.

  • Thursday, October 11th 2:30-4:00pm, ECC 207 (ECC 207)
  • Monday, October 22nd, 2:30pm-4:00pm, MGH 171 (MGH 171),
  • Thursday, November 15th, 2:30pm-4:00pm, SMZ 450 (SMZ 450)

Also don’t forget about Study Abroad Week from Nov. 6-8th

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Drop-In Mental Health Resources for Students for Fall Quarter

DROP-IN RESOURCES: No appointments necessary. Students can just show up. More information available here.

  • Mindfulness Mondays with Ron Ma, 12-12:30pm on Mondays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps promotes health and well-being and reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater emotional awareness. Come for a 30-mminutes mindful break to start your week.
  • Let’s Talk. Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
    • Offered during the 10 weeks of each quarter.

WORKSHOP SERIES: Please inform the facilitator that you plan to attend by clicking on their name below to email them. Find more info here.

  • Coping with Stress and Anxiety. This is a three-session workshop by Chia-Chen Tu for students who are feeling overwhelmed by academic demands and who want to learn effective ways to manage stress and practice general self-care. Learn techniques on stress and anxiety management, meditation practice and general self-care.
    • Session 1: Tuesdays 4:30-6 (October 16th, 23rd and 30th)
    • Session 2: Tuesdays 4:30-6 (November 6th, 13th and 20th)
  • Mindfulness for Wellness. This workshop series by Anne Swenson is to help you be more mindful in your everyday life. By practicing mindfulness skills, you can improve your well-being including being better able to navigate stress, increasing your ability to focus, and feeling more connected. The workshop focuses on learning and practicing multiple forms of mindfulness, including suggested practices for you to complete between the workshop meetings. By the end of the workshop series, you can expect to have developed a personal mindfulness practice that you can continue after the workshop ends.
    • Fridays, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. (Oct. 19th, Oct. 26th, Nov. 2nd and Nov.9th)


  • International Circle. Chia-Chen Tu will be facilitating a new group focusing on the needs of new international students on Fridays, 3:15 to 4:45pm (October 12-December 7). Group members will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on a variety of topics, such as friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, holidays and traditions, educational systems around the world…etc. Participants will have the opportunity to practice English speaking in a relaxed and supportive environment. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Dr. Tu directly.

To request disability accommodation, contact Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), ordso. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received in advance, preferably at least 10 days prior to the event.

To protect the confidentiality of our clients, Counseling Center staff will not discuss personal information by e-mail with clients or with others. E-mail may reach unintended audiences through forwarding, address errors, or disclosure as public records. Clients are urged to limit e-mails to the Center to scheduling issues, and to contact us by phone or in person for other matters. Please also be aware that I do not maintain 24 hour access to e-mail accounts, and e-mail is only checked intermittently during business hours.

Coping with Stress and Anxiety flyer.docx

Mindfulness Drop-In Flyer Fall 2018.pdf

Mindfulness 4-week workshop Fall 2018 flyer.pdf

International Circle flyer.docx

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Foster Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship: Courses, Events, and Programs

Register for Fall: Two 2-credit classes

Open to all Undergraduate & Graduate students from any department. No experience necessary.

Environmental Innovation Practicum (2 credits) | Tuesdays | 4 to 5:50 pm (now CR/NC)

Cross-listed: ENTRE 443/543, ENGR 498A, ENVIR 495

In each weekly seminar, students will hear directly from the entrepreneurs solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Past speakers included Amanda Sturgeon, CEO International Living Futures Institute and Chad Frischmann, VP Project Drawdown. Students then form interdisciplinary teams and create project-based solutions while receiving coaching from environmental professionals and entrepreneurs. Excellent preparation for the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge. Questions? E-mail Cassie Maylor.

Health Innovation Practicum (2 credits) | Thursdays | 5 to 6:50 pm

Cross-listed: ENTRE 445/545

Students will hear inspiring guest speakers discuss the challenges every young business in healthcare or life sciences could face. By the end of the course students will have an awareness of the system of regulation of health technologies, the process of development, and the economics of healthcare. Great preparation for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge or healthcare careers. Questions? Email Terri Butler.

Apply: The Lavin Entrepreneurship Program

Open to all undergraduate students – all majors.

Do you dream of creating your own startup? Aspire to launch a business, disrupt a market or change the world with your big idea? If so, you need to be part of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program! The Lavin Program is a highly-competitive program for undergraduate entrepreneurs from all majors and disciplines across campus. Only the brightest, most passionate and driven students are accepted into the program each year. By combining curriculum with hands-on learning, students gain the experience, skills and know-how to succeed in their future business ventures. Application deadline: October 21. Apply here:

Apply: Entrepreneurship Minor (non-business majors)

Open to all non-business majors. Pre-reqs: ECON 200, ACCTG 219

Entrepreneurs come from every discipline. They are adept at turning novel ideas into reality, and are not afraid of challenging the status quo or tackling the big problems in society and science. But the truth is that it takes more than an idea to be successful: it takes the knowledge, experience, and network of a smart leader. Students who pursue the Entrepreneurship Minor are creative and energetic, with a critical eye for opportunities and the passion and skill to follow through. Application deadline: October 25

Learn more:

Apply: Entrepreneurship Certificate (non-MBA graduate students)

Open to all non-MBA graduate and PhD students.

The Buerk Center’s certificate in entrepreneurship prepares University of Washington graduate and PhD students for the world of start-ups and new technology enterprises. Our emphasis on cross-campus involvement means you’ll take entrepreneurship courses alongside students from other disciplines, work with UW inventors on their market-ready applications, and have the opportunity to apply for fellowships in UW technology ventures or local angel funds. Certificate students, whose disciplines range from engineering and architecture to drama and medicine, take classes, gain real-world experience, and network with the region’s most innovative entrepreneurs. Working together, students bring ideas to life. Rolling admissions.

Learn more:

Attend! Buerk Center Events


Oct 4, Build Your Own Business, 6-7:30 pm Herbold Innovation Lab. Undergraduates only. Bring your idea for a product, service, or company; get feedback from your peers and advice from an expert entrepreneur!

Oct 18, Build Your Own Business, 6-7:30 pm Deloitte Commons. Undergraduates only.

Workshops – open to all students

Oct 11, Ideation and Design Workshop, 12:30-2 pm HUB 250 Join us for an ideation workshop that will get your innovative gears moving! Our guest speakers will tell you where the industry pain points are and will lead a studio workshop designed to get you thinking about the big needs in health, environment, or other areas. Find something that fits your interests and is worth pursuing. RSVP

Team Formation Nights

Oct 17, Team Formation Night: Maker Mixer, 5:30-7 pm Fluke Hall MakerSpace (215). You’ll learn how to use the 3D printers, sewing machines, and other tools. Get inspired to create something grand. RSVP

Nov 1, Team Formation Night: Build a Sustainable Future, 5:30-8 pm Gould Hall Court. Meet students who have ideas or could be on your team, and learn from angel investor Eric Carlson about how environmental innovations help to build a more sustainable future.

Attend! Seattle Startup Week

Interested in events happening as a part of Seattle Startup Week? Over 150 events happening October 8-12 throughout Seattle and across UW’s campus. Want a discounted student code? Contact us here.

Attend! Student Startup Showcase

October 12th from 9:30-11:30 in HUB 250, breakfast refreshments provided

Student-created startups and their progress will be featured by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in this exciting, engaging event! Students, faculty, staff, and the public, are invited to come learn and hear from these startups about their entrepreneurial journey and showcase their innovations that were born at, or with help from, the University of Washington. Take advantage of this event to see the work being brought to life by student run startups!

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

The College of Engineering is hosting an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship workshop. If you are planning to continue on to a graduate program in a science or engineering discipline, you may be interested in applying for this fellowship. We invite you to attend this workshop to learn more about this process and how to put together a competitive application.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

Friday, September 28

1:30-2:45 pm

Nanoengineering & Sciences Building Room 181

Attendees at the workshop will hear from a recent NSF GRF faculty panelist as well as from graduate students in the College of Engineering who have recently received the fellowship. This fellowship program provides recipients with a three-year stipend and education allowance, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research.

Please feel free to contact Mike Engh with any questions about this event.

Engineering International Programs Manager
Program Operations Specialist, Academic Affairs

College of Engineering, University of Washington
368 Loew Hall Box 352180
Seattle, WA, USA 98195-2180
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