Friday, August 19, 2011 Application deadline October 2, 2011

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic union of innovation and opportunity, passion and vision, risk and reward.

Lavin Entrepreneurial Action Program prepares a select group of entering University of Washington undergraduate students, of all majors, for entrepreneurial careers. The program works with students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and exposes them to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship - all in a safe environment. Students will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship in its various forms, including real experience in starting and running their own company, and a summer internship in an early-stage firm. The Lavin Program integrates students into the local entrepreneurial community by providing networking opportunities and experienced mentors.

By combining entrepreneurship courses with opportunities for practical experience, Lavin students will have the experience, skills, knowledge and network that will be the foundation for their future business ventures - whether at their own start-up or within a larger, established firm.
Take advantage of this opportunity today by clicking here:
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To find out more about CIE Undergraduate Programs, including the accelerated Lavin Program, attend one of the CIE Open Houses. RSVPs are nice so we can plan for food, but if plans change at the last minute, come anyway. Parents are welcome.

Wednesday, September 21, 5-6:00
Friday, September 23, Noon-1:00
Thursday, September 29, Noon-1:00
Location: Lewis Hall 322, CIE Offices

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Honors Direct Exchanges


Honors Program International Direct Exchange Opportunities – APPLICATION DEADLINE ~ September 5th

The Honors Program facilitates three unique direct exchange programs which permit you to pay your UW home tuition, yet study abroad!
You are not required to be an Honors Program student to participate.

* Universidad de San Andrés: Buenos Aires, Argentina (instruction in Spanish)
* University College Utrecht: Utrecht, The Netherlands (instruction in English)
* University College Maastricht: Utrecht, The Netherlands (instruction in English)

Now is the time to set up an appointment to get your questions answered if:

*You are seeking to better understand the difference between all other study abroad opportunities and the unique experience a direct exchange provides
*You want to learn more about the specific exchange programs we offer
*You want to learn how these opportunities may impact and support your Honors experience and requirements
*You want more information about the application & selection process

If you already know you want to participate, please proceed to the application:

Honors Direct Exchange Application

Application deadline for spring semester study is September 5, 2011

For more information, or to setup an appointment, contact Wendy Durant @

NASA Opportunities

1.) SSEP Mission 1 to ISS: Immediate Opportunity For Grade 5-16 Student
Research Aboard ISS through Local Experiment Design Competitions

CRITICAL DEADLINE: all participating communities must be aboard by September
15, 2011

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), in
partnership with NanoRacks, LLC, announces an immediate opportunity for
communities across the U.S. to participate in the first Student Spaceflight
Experiments Program (SSEP) mission to America’s National Laboratory in space
- the International Space Station (ISS). The program is also open to ISS
partner nations.

Each participating community will be provided an experiment slot in a real
microgravity research mini-laboratory scheduled to fly on the International
Space Station (ISS) from March 30 to May 16, 2012. An experiment design
competition in each community—engaging typically 300 to 1,000
students—allows student teams to design real experiments vying for their
community’s reserved experiment slot on ISS. Additional SSEP programming
leverages the experiment design competition to engage the community, embracing
a Learning Community Model for STEM education.

SSEP missions on STS-134 (Shuttle Endeavour) and STS-135 (Shuttle Atlantis)
have recently been completed, with 1,027 student team proposals received, and
27 SSEP experiments selected and flown—representing the 27 communities that
participated in SSEP on the Space Shuttle.

Go to SSEP Mission 1 to ISS National Announcement of Opportunity

The SSEP on-orbit research opportunity is enabled through NanoRacks LLC, which
is working in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the
utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.

2.) We are pleased that the FAA is continuing to offer a Design Competition for Universities for the 2011 ­ 2012 academic year! The Competition has added new design categories in each challenge area
and retained many previous categories as well.The Competition guidelines and many resources are posted at the Competition website:

Competition guidelines and full details are available at:

The broad challenge categories of Airport Operations and Maintenance, Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions, Airport Environmental Interactions and Airport Management and Planning embrace many engineering, science, information technology, psychology and management disciplines. The
Competition is again open to individual and student teams at U.S. colleges and universities (both undergraduate and graduate) working under the
mentorship of a faculty advisor. Winners can earn substantial cash awards and first place winners have the opportunity and travel funds to present their design
at a national aviation event in summer 2012 and at one other professional meeting related to their winning design. A notice of intent is strongly encouraged.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Participants wanted for a Computer Research Project

Researchers from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington are planning to do a study measuring how different computer input devices affect how people use computers. We hope the results of this study will help us evaluate the ergonomic aptitude of current designs and potentially lead to the identification of additional design modifications to further promote effective ergonomics and health.

The duration of the study is going to range from 2 to 4 hours (closer to 2 hours). During the experiment, we will ask you to use and evaluate keyboards; measure muscle activity with electromyography, typing forces with a force platform, preference questionnaires and comfort questionnaires.

All of these measurements are non-invasive and minimal risk. If you do decide to participate, you will be compensated $20/hr for your time. This money will be paid in cash.

Taking part in this study is voluntary. If you are interested in participating in the study or just want more information, please contact Jay Kim, project coordinator, at 206-543-4727 or via the email address listed below.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent by e-mail

Thank you.

Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim, PhD candidate, MS
University of Washington
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100; Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: (206)-543-4727