Wednesday, August 4, 2010

NRL Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)

SCEP internships and more at the Navy Labs for engineering and science students:


We are looking for groups of four UW students to participate in a study of online instant messaging (IM) communication. The study will last 45 minutes and will take place during normal business hours on UW campus. Each participant will be asked to participate in a live group IM chat scenario with three friends, after which each participant will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. All participants must be native English speakers. Note: We request that interested participants only reply to this ad IF they have secured the participation of three friends who are also interested in taking part in the study.

Please email to sign up.

Jonathan T. Morgan
PhD Student
Human Centered Design & Engineering

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Application Deadline 15 October 2010

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada

Application & Information:

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for three years.

The Vanier CGS program reaffirms Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and education.

Student Feedback Focus Group - Registration/Course Enrollment

The University of Washington's Office of Information Management is seeking student participation and feedback about the current academic registration and course enrollment process here at UW. We're interested in putting together a few focus group sessions at the end of August with students about what works well, what doesn't work at all, and everything in between when it comes to these systems.


Not only will student feedback help modernize and improve existing systems, the responses will be part of building the Kuali Student project, which is an initiative to implement "community source" student service systems. This is also an opportunity for students to participate in a research study and make a difference to the UW community.


Focus groups are structured conversations with 6 to 8 other people, which often last between one and two hours. There are open-ended questions that are meant to prompt feedback, moderated by one of the project team members to help enable a constructive dialog. Some sessions may have website modification prototypes or current system walkthroughs. Participation is completely voluntary and responses will be kept confidential by the research team.


We are looking for current UW students from as many programs and disciplines to participate in one of these focus groups. The time commitment would be 1 to 2 hours at the end of August (must be available to come to the main UW campus in-person), and then ideally be able to participate 2 to 3 hours a month for a few months for follow-up feedback, though this is not required. If you cannot participate in August, but you might be available during the fall quarter, please let us know as well.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Emily Oxenford at Please feel free to forward this information on to any additional students who may be interested. We are interested in a diverse sampling of students as possible.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Biomed Grad Program Outreach Forum: Tuesday, Aug 3rd, 5pm in MGH

In an effort to showcase UW's graduate programs in biomedical fields of study, The Undergraduate Research Program will be hosting a Biomedical Graduate Program Outreach Forum tomorrow/Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:00-6:30 pm in Mary Gates Commons open to all students who are interested. We hope this outreach event will allow advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to chat with representatives from a variety of graduate programs. The following programs have confirmed their attendance:

Biomedical Health and Informatics
Comparative Medicine
Environmental and Occupational Health
Medical Engineering Program
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Neurobiology & Behavior
Office of Research and Graduate Education
Physiology & Biophysics