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We have two exciting opportunities to hear from UW alums who have participated in Research or Teaching abroad with programs like Fulbright! We hope you’ll share this with your student communities and we invite you all to attend as well!

Coming up:

Teaching Assistant Panel

  • UW alums who participated in Fulbright, Princeton in Asia, and...
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The Get Engaged program places young adults ages 18-29 on the City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting September each year. Acting in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and City Council, commissioners help shape policy decisions, make recommendations, and provide citizen participation in city government. Started in 2001, Get Engaged is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs.... Read more
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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: August 24, 2020 The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2020-21 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.  URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability. More information and application available here: ... Read more
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Did you know?

The Census tracts which include UW Seattle have some of the lowest Census self-response rates in the entire state of Washington?

  • The Census tract where UW is located has a 3% self-response rate! The State of Washington has an overall response rate of 64.9%.

Why does it matter?

Census data is used to distribute over $675 billion dollars back to our community, including funding for Pell Grants, Direct Student Loans, emergency response, Food Stamps, and more. It also used to determine the number of seats Washington will receive in congress.

 Be counted in the 2020 Census to be part of the next 10 years of community funding and student aid:...

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Space available for this summer course – read on for details!

This class explores challenges this growing industry faces as it addresses environmental concerns including water and air quality; energy use; waste discharge; pesticide use; and impacts on wetlands, rivers, fisheries and plants. We will also explore differences in indoor and outdoor growing operations and extraction markets, the impact of various degrees of legalization among States, as well as the impact of particular policy decisions on this burgeoning industry. 

What you can expect:  Discussions sparking from both the popular press and scholarly articles...

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In this online class students will:   Learn about exciting biotechnology topics trending in the news and watch movies to answer some of the following questions….

What are the 12 principles of green chemistry?

Can pine cones teach us how to make paper robots? 

What ancient legends have to do with nanotechnology?

See this link for nanotechnology at work!

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Pre-Health 101 Seminar

Wednesdays Fall 2020 1:30 – 2:20

GEN ST 297 M (15709) Standalone Seminar

GEN ST 297 N (15710) paired with Pre-Health FIGs

Students will be able to:

Effectively utilize advising & career coaching resources as they navigate the UW

Prepare for profession of interest, including:
Course & major planning
Identifying opportunities for research, leadership & clinical exposure

Articulate personal fit with health profession of interest through:
Career exploration
Reflection on interests & skills

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit.

Students who score 80 or more points out of a possible 100 points will receive credit.

Students' scores include points for participation and five written reflection exercises.

Session topics will include:

Introduction & Expectations
Identifying your Dependable Strengths

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The School of Nursing & Health Studies at Bothell is offering an online Research Reading Skill Building course, this Summer that is open to all students. This is a 1 – 2 variable credit course and is full term.

Research Reading Skill Building

SLN: 14267
1 – 2 credits, Summer full term
Credit/No Credit

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June 3: Incorporating Nature interaction into Urban design through Nostos Al
Audryana Nay is a master’s student at the University of Washington in the School of Environmental & Forest Science and the founder of Nostos AI, which seeks to create a design tool for urban planners to incorporate meaningful and rich interactions with nature in the sustainable city designs of the future. Climate scientists agree that in order to have any chance of continuing to live on this planet as a species, humans will need to coalesce into dense megacities. Urban planners across the world have already begun designing the sustainable cities of the future and include every aspect of human well-being save for one glaring omission- nature interaction. There is currently no tool for incorporating nature interaction into urban design, let alone quantify it. Nostos AI seeks to fill this gap in the urban design industry, providing a design tool that can add meaningful and authentic human-nature into...

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