Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Undergraduate Research Program
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Box 352803 | 171 Mary Gates Hall
PH: 206.543.4282 | FAX: 206.616.4389

Courses and workshops for undergrads, including General Studies 391, “Research Exposed!”

Undergraduate Research Symposium
(Held annually in Spring quarter)
See: for information, application, and resources.

Information resources:
“Find summer research at UW”
“Find summer research beyond UW”
Pages describing benefits of research, deciding on research, about mentoring:

To specifically address the interests and needs of individual students and faculty, URP staff are available for consultation during quarterly drop-in hours, contact

For URP-related items, you reach the URP staff at: or by phone 206.543.4282. Jennifer Harris & Jake Deppen will continue to be available for advising & the rest of the URP staff is always available for additional questions & program support.

FLAS fellowships Due October 15, 2011

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

This is a great opportunity for Engineering UG and Graduate Students to received Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) through the Jackson School of International Studies. FLAS is especially interested in recruiting Engineering students - too few apply. The foreign language and regional studies requirements are not exactly stringent so more Engineering students should think about taking this opportunity. This is an ideal opportunity for all those students participating in "Engineers without Borders" to get real funding to pursue global engineering projects. Summer only fellowships are possible!

Receive tuition and a living stipend:
AY Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
AY UG: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend
Summer UG or Grad: $5,000 tuition, $2500 living stipend.

The National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offer FLAS Fellowships to students studying the following languages and their respective regions:

-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese The FLAS Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Application available online October 15 and due January 17, 2012.

For more information and restrictions, visit

Monday, August 22, 2011

Engineering Networking Night

Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 6:00-8:30pm - includes a FREE dinner!
Location: Paul Allen Center Atrium
Who Can Attend: Engineering Jr & Sr level students
Description: ENN is designed to give students in their department a chance to connect & network with alumni over a dinner sponsored by Advancement. ENN’s content is designed for students in their departments who will soon be transitioning to professional life.

Our Advancement team is working hard to ensure this year’s event is chock full of amazing alumni & industry friends that can provide our students with the one-on-one insight and guidance they need when transitioning into the highly competitive professional world. If you know of any outstanding alumni that we should connect with, please send all recommendations to Karen Howard (

Open GPSS Seat on Student Technology Fee Committee

*Want to Help Improve Technology at UW?*
*Apply for the Student Technology Fee Committee*

The Student Technology Fee was established to improve technology and access
to technology for UW students. This committee determines the expenditure of
the fee and helps manage a multi-million dollar budget. The Graduate and
Professional Student Senate (GPSS) appoints well-qualified students to this
committee to ensure your student fees are being well spent.

To apply for a seat on the Committee: Send your resume and a letter of
interest to: Please include your academic program, expected
graduation date, and relevant experience.
*Deadline: August 25th.*
*GPSS represents graduate and professional students to the University and
the Legislature, funds graduate programming, and hosts regular social

Temporary inventory position with Boeing

The LTO Test Asset Management division of Boeing will be performing a wall to wall inventory and asset reduction in Puget Sound beginning the month of July and into October. We are looking for people to work as contractors who meet the following requirements and can pass the Boeing contractor staffing requirements;

· Strong work ethic.
· The ability to perform fast accurate data entry of Boeing asset data with minimal oversight.
· Solid computer knowledge and experience required.
· Able to lift and manipulate equipment weighing up to 30 pounds and stand for prolonged periods of time.
· Work 40 hours a week with some Saturdays, (we’re flexible and will work around some schedules and commitments)

This is good work for college students on summer breaks or people with the above skills who have recently graduated but have not found a permanent position. Estimated hourly rate will be around $15/ hr. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume to