Tuesday, December 23, 2014

National Student Exchange Information Sessions

I am writing to invite you to consider the National Student Exchange (NSE). NSE gives you an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE's beginning in 1968, more than 96,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:

  • broaden their personal and educational perspectives
  • experience new cultures
  • explore new areas of study
  • learn from different professors
  • access new courses
  • experience personal growth
  • meet new people
  • make new friends
  • live in a different area
  • investigate graduate schools
  • seek future employment

Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful; expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students from all over the country.

Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity (tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for participation will be done by NSE at UW, with selection by the host campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.

Think about it. Visit http://www.nse.org. Talk with your parents, adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the details of the program, provide brochures, outline application procedures, and answer all of your questions.

The NSE information session schedule is:
Jan.13, 3:30pm
Jan. 15, 12:30pm
Jan. 19, 1:30pm
Jan. 21, 11:30am
Jan. 23, 10:30am
Jan. 26, 2:30pm
Feb. 2, 3:30pm

All sessions take place in Mary Gates Hall 173R (enter through MGH 171).

The priority deadline for application is February 6, 2014. Applications received February 7th through February 13th will be considered on a space-available basis.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ethics minor!

Here is the link to website for more info:

The minor code is "ETHICS".

Briefly  --

The Ethics minor is at least 27 credits, to include the following:

* Three courses in which normative thinking and conceptual analysis of values and frameworks are central (These are mostly ethics courses from the philosophy deepartment.  See the website List A Courses link for a complete list). At least one of these must be a 300-level or above.

* Two courses in which values-laden issues are central (These can be in the students major.  See the website List B Courses link for a list.  We do allow exceptions!)  At least one of these must be 300-level or above.

* Completion of VALUES 495: Ethics in Practice (2 credit capstone -- ideally sort of a thoughtful volunteer/internship experience)

* A minimum of 15 credits  used for the minor must come from outside a students major.

Arecibo REU 2015

The Arecibo REU 2015 is now open for applications. As last year, we are following a two-stage process whereby students need to register by January 26 and then have their supporting documents (essay, transcript, and references) in by February 2. Applications are online, at http://www.naic.edu/reu_program.html

Applications now accepted! Mary Gates Scholarships

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.  The quarter break is a great time to begin working on applications!

Information Sessions (select one):
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2:30-3:20 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 3:30-4:20 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Leadership Application Workshop:
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4:30-6:20 p.m.

Research Application Workshops (select one):
Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:30-6:20 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6:20 p.m.

Leadership Deadline: Jan. 26, 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline: Feb. 2, 5:00 p.m.

All information sessions and application workshops will be held in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cadence Intern Opportunities

Application Engineering Intern Opportunities
Are you looking to start your career interning with the leading provider of electronic design
automation (EDA) and system design technologies? If you have EE, CS, CE, Physics, or Math experience through internships or US graduate university courses or have recently graduated in the top 15% of a US Masters/PhD program, Cadence may be the place for you. Students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited US college or university program upon request prior to employment. Candidates currently on student visas (with Available Practical Training) are also encouraged to apply. Must have a GPA of 3.65 or higher, with major course of study in an EE, CS, CE, Physics, or Math curriculum. Must have excellent English language communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation.

As a Cadence application engineering intern, you will not only get new technical knowledge and strong experience with our EDA tools, but also learn how a company like Cadence works, what internal processes exist, and how to efficiently work with your colleagues, and how we interact with our customers. In this unique and prominent position, you will take a versatile role, gaining a lot of expertise in different contexts.

Where are internships located?
Internship opportunities are offered throughout many Cadence US offices including, but not limited to, San Jose and Irvine, CA; Dallas and Austin, TX; and Chelmsford, MA.

What opportunities are offered?
Students will find opportunities in Application Engineering areas such as:
• Physical Design
• Hardware Design
• Functional and Formal Verification
• Design for Test
• Timing
• Synthesis
• Design for Manufacturing
• FPGA or Mixed-Signal/Analog Design
• Physical IC Layout
• Board-Level Design
• Signal Integrity/Package

How long is an internship?
Average duration of an internship is three to six months. Cadence offers internship opportunities throughout the year, with most positions available now until summer.

What benefits do interns receive?
• Real-world work experience and research opportunities
• Exposure to EDA and semiconductor IP technology
• Opportunity to work with engineering and business experts
• Competitive salary

Who qualifies as an intern?
EE, CS, CE, Physics, or Math graduate students (Masters or PhD) who are enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college or university, or who have graduated within six months of the internship opportunity.

How to apply?
If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a short letter of introduction to

Thursday, December 18, 2014

UW Mortar Board Honor Society

Are you a junior, or do you have junior standing?
Do you have a cumulative 3.3 GPA or above?
Do you exemplify scholarship, leadership, and service?

THEN apply to become a member of
Mortar Board’s UW Tolo Chapter!

What is Mortar Board?

It’s a national college senior honor society for exemplary students like YOU!

Each year up to 40 juniors are chosen to become members of Mortar Board, one of the UW’s highest student honors. Students are selected on the basis of outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Become part of Mortar Board’s Generations of Excellence, who include famous alumni such as Condoleezza Rice, Drew Brees, and UW alumna Mary Gates.Enjoy lifelong friendships and
a memorable and rewarding senior year!
What are you waiting for?

Applications open January 1st!!!

Want more information? Check out the links below!
National Website: http://www.mortarboard.org

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UW-SEBA: Mentorship Program ! !

I’d like to encourage you to take advantage of SEBA’s mentorship program – arguably one of the most valuable resources SEBA provides.
Through SEBA’s strong industry connections, we are able to facilitate connections and meetings with industry folks who are interested in developing relationships and mentoring you. Mentoring connections will provide you with personal growth and a competitive edge as you start your career and gain experience.
If you are interested, please click the link below and provide me with an email address and I will follow-up shortly with more information.

Entry-level Energy Engineer Position with Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Recruiting for an Engineer, Energy-Based Medical Devices position in Bothell.  The individual should have with a background in Ultrasound, RF and/or Optics. 

Description: The Level II Engineer, Energy-Based Medical Devices researches, plans, and designs Energy-Based Medical Devices related to non-invasive/minimally invasive body contouring and aesthetic dermatology applications. S/he also directs and coordinates activities involved in the next generation product development, and manufacturing support of the existing and future device portfolio. The individual must be versatile with the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of Energy-Based Medical Devices.

Below is a link to the job description:


Monday, December 15, 2014

Call for applications to Northeastern's PhD program in Network Science

www.northeastern.edu/networkscience The PhD program in Network Science at Northeastern University is a pioneering interdisciplinary program that provides the tools and concepts aimed at understanding the structure and dynamics of networks arising from the interplay of human behavior, socio-technical infrastructures, information diffusion and biological agents. Students will be able to work with some of the most prominent network scientists in the world and can participate in cutting edge research activities and work with unique large-scale network datasets. Network Science is a truly interdisciplinary field and the students will interact and work with members of the network science community representing a wide range of fields, including computer science, information science, complexity, physics, sociology, communication, organizational behavior, political science, and epidemiology.
Northeastern University is a world leader in Network Science, with prominent faculty in the field such as Albert-László Barabási, Alessandro Vespignani, David Lazer, and Alan Mislove, dozens of faculty affiliated with the program, and multiple centers and labs with scores of researchers.  This year we are launching a 13,000 square foot Network Science Institute, and 60+ PhDs working primarily on networks, and access to some of the most interesting, large-scale, data about human behavior that have ever existed. A key element of the program involves careful mentoring from these faculty, and rapid involvement in the cutting edge research taking place at Northeastern. The initial tracks will be focused on the physical sciences; social sciences; health science; and computer and information sciences. The program is structured around foundational courses in Network Science (Complex Networks and Applications, Network Science Data, and Dynamical Processes in Complex Networks), and gateway courses tailored to the relevant tracks. The curriculum is supplemented with additional courses from the relevant domains.
Admissions We expect applications from talented students from around the world with strong interdis­ciplinary interest with a bachelor’s or higher degree. Application materials will include: · transcript(s) · personal statement · three letters of reference · general GRE examination scores · in the case of international students, proof of English proficiency (TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 100 or a degree earned at an institution where English is the medium of instruction) Financial aid We offer a generous complete package for the first year that includes a full tuition waiver, full medical coverage and a competitive yearly stipend provided the student remains in good standing at the end of the academic year. Career path Network Science is establishing itself as major inter­disciplinary research area with applications in data science and data analytics methodologies. Network scientists are employed in academia, government, and business. Applied network scientists work at Internet and social media companies. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015
Application and contacts
e-mail:  Mark Giannini, at m.giannini@neu.edu

Opportunity in Global Health - IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from renowned group of professors.  This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue for a fully-funded Master of Public Health at the University of Washington. 

Further information about the Post-Bachelor Fellowship program and how to apply can also be found at on the IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship page.   There will also be an information session on January 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Pacific Time). 

About IHME
IHME is an independent research center identifying the best strategies to build a healthier world. By measuring health, tracking program performance, finding ways to maximize health system impact, and developing innovative measurement systems, IHME provides a foundation for informed decision-making that ultimately will lead to better health for people worldwide.

About the Post-Bachelor Fellowship
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.

The PBF program combines academic research, education, and professional work with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors and researchers. Through research, training workshops, coursework, and field experience in developing countries, the program aims to produce the next generation of scholars and leaders in global health measurement and evaluation.

Successful applicants will have
• Bachelor’s degree and proven quantitative and analytical skills.
• High academic potential and a strong interest in pursuing academic or professional careers related to public health and global health.
• No background in global health or a related field is required. 

Application deadline is January 10, 2015. Apply online at https://apply.healthdata.org/pbf.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Part-Time Position with Burn Manufacturing


Our mission at BURN Manufacturing is to save lives and forests in the developing world through the design and dissemination of clean burning cookstoves.  We currently have an opening for a 6-12 months Electrical Engineering Fellowship at BURN Manufacturing on Vashon Island, WA (outside of Seattle) starting approximately, January 5.  BURN Manufacturing will provide housing and a small stipend.

The position will lead the electrical system design for a fan powered cookstove, and provide electrical engineering support to the Burn cookstove factory in Kenya.

Desired Experience

·         Bachelor Science in Electrical Engineering
·         Experience with electrical circuit  design
·         Experience with building & prototyping electrical/electronic circuits.
·         Experience with batteries, small motors, solar panels, charging systems
·         Experience with basic factory power systems.


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to info@burnmanufacturing.com in the following filename format: <[First Name, Last Name], Electrical Engineer Fellowship [CV/Cover Letter], [Date]>.
For more information on BURN Manufacturing Co. or BURN Design lab please visit www.burnmanufacturing.com or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BURNDesignLab

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Faculty Positions at UC Santa Barbara

UCSB has two tenure-track assistant professor positions open, one in Integrated Electronics and Photonics and one in Control Systems.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references, should be submitted online. Screening will begin December 15, 2014.


Now Enrolling for Peru Spring 2015 Programs - Rolling Registration

Join student leaders from around the world on the most exciting GREEN Program to date - The GREEN Peru Program. Read or watch what other students have to say about their experience on The GREEN Program. 
  • Evaluate water resource project feasibility in the developing world
  • Learn water management policies and resource legislation impacting water usage
  • Understand ancient Inca technology and how it is still applied today
  • Experience sustainable agriculture applied to water resources
  • Earn a 2-Credit transcript
  • Engaging lectures provided by USIL
  • Field testing for water sanitation
  • Water issue in mining and agriculture
  • Rare access to water facilities
  • Cross discipline capstone project
  • Multinational program demographic
  • Ongoing community service project
  • Gain global and cultural perspectives
  • Professional and industry networking 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015 Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award | deadline = 1/13/15

We have an great opportunity to nominate a faculty member who has served as an exemplary mentor to grad students for the 2015 Landolt Distinguis​hed Graduate Mentor Award. If you are interested in nominating an EE faculty member - please let us know at grad@ee.washington.edu. The award includes $5,000 in discretionary funds to support he awardee's scholarly activities. The deadline for nominations is January 13th. Here are some resources to assist you:

Eligibility for the award:

o We are especially interested in generating a diverse group of nominations, including nominations of faculty members who are women, or from underrepresented minority groups, or with disabilities.

o Eligibility is limited to active members of the graduate faculty who are involved in the supervision of graduate students. A list of active graduate faculty is available at http://www.grad.washington.edu/gradfac/.

o Nominators are encouraged to cite specific examples of excellent mentoring by the faculty member.
o Criteria used in evaluating nominees: http://bit.ly/p9TNHc
o UW Graduate School Mentoring Memos and mentoring guides: http://www.grad.washington.edu/mentoring/
o “Nature’s guide for mentors”: http://bit.ly/1qUEo8x

Penn State’s Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program

Spend Your Summer at Penn State!

Penn State is pleased to announce the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program! This ten-week paid summer program on Penn State’s campus provides an unparalleled opportunity for hands-on research and professional development in the nuclear field at one of the nation’s top research universities.

Students will work with a faculty mentor to complete a research project and will utilize Penn State’s state-of-the-art nuclear research facilities. One facility of particular distinction is the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, located at the Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC).

Features of the RSEC include:
• Triga Mark III Reactor — 1 mega-watt
• Gamma Radiation Laboratory
• GPU Basic Principles Reactor Simulator
• Low-level Radiation Monitoring Laboratory
• Fast Neutron Irradiation Capability
• Neutron Beam Laboratory
• Two Hot Cells
• Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory

In addition to the research opportunities, students will participate in technical seminars and professional development workshops on topics like scientific communication and grad school admissions.

Site visits will be organized to sites relevant to nuclear power, including a tour of Three Mile Island and Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh. Students can also take part in social activities on campus. Penn State is a great place to be in the summer!

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have completed their sophomore year of study with a 3.00 GPA or higher and who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, physics or chemistry with an interest in the nuclear field are eligible to apply.

Program Highlights:
• $6,000 stipend for 10-week program
• Additional allowance for relocation
• Campus housing provided
• Hands-on research activities
• Travel to nuclear sites including Three Mile Island
• Experience summer at Penn State!

Program Dates:
May 22–July 31, 2015
Application Deadline:
January 31, 2015


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

UW Apartments: Winter 2015 Availability and 2015–16 Grad Campus Partners Info Session

There are still a few rooms available for winter quarter in Mercer Court! If your students are interested please have them call us at 206-543-4059, or apply now: https://www.hfs.washington.edu/housing/Default.aspx?id=184#gsc.tab=0.
Graduate Student Campus Partners Information Session: January 29, 2015, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
I would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming Housing Information Session, where we will provide information about on-campus housing for graduate students, including a presentation on Mercer Court. We will also offer a tour of Mercer Court to those interested in viewing the apartments. Refreshments will be provided by Bay Laurel Catering.
Please take a moment to RSVP if you already know you plan to attend. And do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or if there is anything I can do to assist you or your students.
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hfsinfo/187467
A message for your students: It’s never too early to start looking!
Please pass along this information to students interested in housing for the 2015-16:

·         The graduate housing application will open on February 18.

·         Applicants select which community and unit they want to live.

·         For further information, or to take a tour of a Mercer Court apartment, please call the Student Services Office at 206-543-4059 or email at hfsinfo@uw.edu<mailto:hfsinfo@uw.edu>.

Monday, December 8, 2014

NCAR 2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) Internship

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, announces its 2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program.

The Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) is committed to building a professional STEM workforce for future generations, and offers a unique experience with foundations in observational science and engineering to undergraduate students. EOL hires undergraduate engineering students who would like to gain skills and knowledge in the atmospheric sciences during the summer months for the Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPER). SUPER interns work hand-in-hand with NCAR/EOL engineers and technicians on atmospheric observing systems and developments, including radar, lidar, and sounding systems and associated software developments. Interns may spend part of the summer participating in a field deployment, operating and supporting one or more EOL observing systems.

Gaining Practical Experience
While working at EOL, interns help develop new instrumentation and improve our existing suite of NSF/NCAR Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities. Some internships offer the opportunity to gain practical field experience by operating and maintaining equipment during an NSF-funded research project.

Interns are encouraged to develop their own engineering solutions as they work with and are mentored by professional, experienced engineers and technicians. During the internship, interns have access to a large number of resources such as sophisticated testing and calibration instruments, technical documentation, and state-of-the art fabrication capabilities.

Who Should Apply?
EOL’s mission primarily requires electrical, mechanical, optical, and computer engineering skills but we encourage all engineering students to apply. Undergraduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities are eligible to apply for SUPER internships. However, note that some projects may require that the intern be (a) a U.S. citizen; (b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3). EOL provides an hourly wage as well as travel support and housing while in Boulder and expenses in the field.

How Do I Apply?
SUPER is open to undergraduate engineering students enrolled in an accredited U.S. university or college. The application can be found through the UCAR Career Opportunities website:

Part-time Internship Opportunity

Company Name: PebbleBee
Company Address: Kirkland, WA
Industry: Sensors and Wireless Technology
URL: www.pebblebee.com
Contact Info
Contact Person: Daniel Daoura
Title: CEO
Email: daniel@pebblebee.com
Primary Phone: 206-790-9087
Internship Info
Company description: PebbleBee (now as PebbleBee LLC and merging into PB Inc.) is at the
forefront of the Internet of things and pioneering the Internet of Sensors now. PB Inc. is a
multifaceted hardware and software solution provider and manufacturer. Our main
differentiator is that we are not just a tracker manufacturer, we provide much needed solutions
and useful information with the use of wireless and sensor technology whatever the needs are.
Job Title: PCB Layout Engineer Lead
Job Description: Are you excited about designing print circuit board layouts for cool tech
products? Things like monitoring pet activity, and even cool features like remotely taking selfies
with your phone with a push of a button or enhanced 3D motion sensing for gaming industry?
We are a team of inventors and developers that are coming up with new innovative
technologies to help people solve daily pain points, and make their lives easier. We are
PebbleBee, an Internet of Sensors leading technology manufacturer of hardware and software
solutions. We are looking for a creative and passionate PCB layout engineer with 1 to 2 years
of experience with PCB layout tools such as Altium, Allegro, or PADS, prefer Altium 2009 and
above, using design rules / DFM for layout, creating PCB footprints, schematic parts, and
managing BOM with at least 3 PCB's fabricated from start to finish doing all aspects of creating
schematic, footprints, and layout. We have really exciting new product ideas and we need
your help to create and turn them into reality while working with our developers. Be the
hardware engineer at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Hours per Week: 20
Desired Start Date: ASAP
Compensation Amount: $15/hr
Job Location: Kirkland, WA (However we are looking to add a satellite location near UW
Seattle campus at Startup Hub.)
Mentor Name: Nick Pearson-Franks !
Application Deadline: 11/17/14

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

$1,000 - Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Minimum 3.0 GPA.


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AfterCollege is an entry-level job and internship resource started by Stanford students in 1999.  We match students with opportunities based on school, major and graduation date. Tell us whether or not these positions interest you (and why), and we'll show you results that better reflect your preferences.

Friday, December 5, 2014

UW-SEBA: Science and Technology Showcase

SEBA and the Buerk Center's Science and Technology Showcase is an excellent opportunity to show off your technology or new idea, win prize money, network with local business people and MBA students from the Foster Business School, and learn about other projects on campus!

STS - Thursday January 15th, 2015 5-7pm Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall

Posters, pitches, food, drinks, networking and prize money!

Applications close Friday 12/19 at 5pm, teams will be notified Monday 12/22 by email.

Contact Brian Mogen, emeritus@uwseba.org or Karen Eaton, relations@uwseba.org with questions.

UWRA Scholarship in Aging announcement

UWRA Scholarship in Aging
Up to four $4,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing research or careers related to aging. Scholarship funds will apply to student accounts for Spring quarter (March 30, 2015).
Eligibility: Open to UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students currently enrolled at any UW campus.

  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to working with older adults (paid or volunteer)
  • Academic performance
  • Communication skills
  • Financial need
  • Application, available at uw.edu/uwra/scholarships-fellowships-in-aging/
  • Current unofficial UW transcript
  • Current academic year FAFSA
  • All materials DUE by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015
UW Retirement Association Fellowship in Aging
The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship is a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.
Eligibility: Open to graduate students who are currently enrolled and not in their last year of study at the time of application; must be enrolled in full-time credits (at least 10) during the fellowship quarter.

  • Demonstrated academic focus on aging-related concerns or issues as evidenced through the academic/research statement, curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation;
  • Personal commitment to aging-related concerns and issues as evidenced through the personal statement, letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, etc.;
  • Academic merit as evidenced through GPA, letter of recommendation, transcript, curriculum vitae.
  • Cover sheet, available at www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/uwra/index.shtml
  • Application including academic/research statement, personal statement, curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor
  • Unofficial UW transcript
  • All materials DUE by 12:00 noon, Friday, February 6, 2015

Participate in MLK Day of Service this January!

This January 19, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  by joining a community of volunteers, ready to provide vital people-power to organizations that support King County’s most vulnerable populations. Each year the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service inspires more than 1,000 volunteers to donate their time to nonprofit organizations for day-long service projects that make a difference for months to come.

Join UW students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends in this annual day of service by building a team as a project leader or by registering individually for a public project. Project leaders will have the ability to design their service experience by selecting the project that most draws their interest and by building a personal team of friends and partners. If you are interested in signing up for a service project as an individual, keep in mind, there will be more options as we get closer to the day of the event.

Also, don’t forget to join us for a celebratory kick-off. Come together with other volunteers and community members in recognizing the service and activism the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has inspired on:

January 19, 2015
8am - 9am
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
*Morning beverages and pastries will be provided

The MLK Day of Service is produced in partnership by the UW’s Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center and United Way of King County.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Application period open for 2015 Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates.  Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.

Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

  • be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
  • be at least 18 years old;
  • have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
  • have completed no more than two years of university study ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
  • be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Please note: Applications for the 2015 Summer Institute Awards should be submitted via an online form (links available on programme websites) and supplemental material e-mailed to the specified address. Deadlines for 2015 are:  26 February or 5 March, 2015 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline.  Application instructions are available to students on the programme website.

We recommend students read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates