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Pipeline is happy to announce a new autumn seminar opportunity that may be interesting to students who are interested in Early Childhood studies.  The class is called, “Early Childhood Education Programs:  Prevention Based Strategies for K-12 Students”.  Here is the link for a more in depth description:

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Applications now being accepted for theannual EIP Presidential Scholars Program. 

 Deadline: Monday, July 6, 2015

 Program Benefits

  • Scholarship Award (amount will be based on current funding levels – previous awards have ranged from $3,500 - $4,500)
  • Year-long undergraduate research seminar and presentation opportunities
  • One-on-one pre-graduate advising and graduate application preparation
  • Multidisciplinary research community


  • Affiliated with the Early Identification Program (easy to become affiliated – just email us at to set up a quick appointment!)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Minimum 125 credits completed as of Spring Quarter 2015
  • At least one full academic year remaining before graduating
  • Plans to conduct undergraduate research all...
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Looking to start a career? Are you seeking a career change? Or, simply interested in exploring how to enhance your current employment situation? The Career Center's Dependable Strengths Workshop is an excellent resource for alumni and students in any stage of career development and transition.

Friday, June 19th & Monday, June 22nd, 2015
8:15am - 5:00pm

You will identify the unique strengths and talents you offer employers and learn how to leverage them to find a satisfying career. You’ll assess your strengths and open up new opportunities, identify what you enjoy, things you do well and events or experiences in which you take pride.

The Dependable Strengths two-day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities, with a focus on networking and a nontraditional job search process.

Cost for the workshop:

$100 for Current Students (graduating seniors – you...

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Do you want to make on impact of the future of STEM for youth in Seattle?  Calling all Makers, Tinkerers and STEM enthusiasts: Exciting Service-Learning Class for Fall 2015 (EDUC 421A, I&S and VLPA credit)    Learn about college readiness and supporting students in understanding STEM in college and careers while volunteering in STUDIO on Tinker Tuesday or Workin Wednesday with youth from the High Point community in West Seattle.    Details: Instructor Leslie Herrenkohl, 2-3 credits per quarter (flexible).  Info Sessions in 1) Wednesday, May 6th, in Miller 112 from 4:30-5:30 PM or 2)Thursday, May 14th, in the Research Commons room Red A from 4:30-5:30 PM.   Email for any questions and add code.  Apply at ... Read more
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Queer API Narratives aims to create a safe space for Queer API-identified students to share their stories, listen to others, and collectively amplify the community's voices. To extend that mission even further, API Narratives Leadership seeks to formally bring leadership into the conversation to demystify assumptions around leadership and identify challenges the Queer API community is facing on campus.  We will be talking about the actions we can take through leadership in ASUW, in our community, family and beyond.    P.S: This will be an intimate and informal conversation for folks to share their stories being leaders, being community members, and see where our stories would take us, together.   Date: June-4-2015  Time: 3:30PM - 5:00PM  Location: Q Center
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Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

Autumn 2015 Course Announcement

C ENV 490, 1 Credit (CR/NC)

Seminar coordinators:  David Schmidt (Earth & Space Sciences) & Ann Bostrom (Evans School)

Add code required: Contact David Schmidt,

Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

The Oso landslide in 2014 and the recent Nepal earthquake reveal the threats posed by natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest and globally.  Natural hazards can cost lives and destroy infrastructure on a monumental scale.  The resulting disasters put entire communities at risk, imposing their most severe costs on the most vulnerable. There is a growing realization that society must anticipate and plan for hazardous events to reduce disaster risk and to enable resilient communities.  This seminar series engages five national leaders who bring deep expertise and diverse...

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Hall Health Mental Health Summer Quarter Groups 2015


1. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Three sections – Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00; Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30; and  starting June 23, and 24, 2015 respectively. Eight weeks. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4. For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941; ...

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The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards!

Start your application today:, and join us in 171 MGH for an info session for these two research funding opportunities on either:

  • Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Register for an info session here: 

These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 20 with funding starting next academic year. 


Deadline: August 20 

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF...

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  • Wednesday, June 24th
  • 2:00-6:00pm
  • HUB South Ballroom

The Details

  • All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code is business casual
  • Info about what to expect is here

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism)
  • ...
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