Adam Savage, Mythbusters Co-host at UW 5/1!

ASUW A&E and HUB CaPP are excited to announce Adam Savage, former co-host of Mythbusters, designer, actor, and educator will be in a moderated conversation with John Roderick on May 1st in the HUB Ballroom! As a former employee of George Lucas’ special effects shop, Industrial Light and Magic, Adam worked on special effects for Star Wars: Episode I & II as well as The Matrix Reloaded among many other films! You can click here to buy your tickets now for just $12 with a current UW ID and $25 for the General Public. Please share this Facebook event with anyone you think would be interested: https://www.facebook.com/events/203559966815078/

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Summer 2017 Sociology Courses

Please spread the word about Sociology’s incredible line-up of Summer 2017 courses.  In addition to offering smaller versions of several required courses in the SOC major, we will be offering multiple electives not generally taught during Autumn, Winter, and Spring terms.

SOC 201 B: The Self, Emotions, and Society; a case-based exploration of Social Psychology
SOC 201 C: Society and the Environment
SOC 230: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (carries I&S and DIV credit)
SOC 240: Introduction to Social Psychology; introduces major sociological theories in the social psych field
SOC 401 A: Sociology of NGO; this course covers the efficacy/legitimacy of international human rights and health NGOs such as the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontière)
SOC 401 B: Sociology of the Urban Street Gang (B-term only)

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WaCLA Essay Contest 2016-2017

Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) invites UW undergraduates to participate in an essay contest that explores the value of a liberal arts education. Cash prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners in each category: freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors. To apply, students must submit their essays to Jamie Barnhorst (jmeb@uw.edu) no later than 5 pm on Friday, April 28th, 2017.

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Spring Scholarships & Events

Happy Spring! 

This is the perfect time for rising seniors to consider applying for post graduate fellowship opportunities like the Fulbright as well as graduate funding like the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

New this quarter:  We are offering 2 sessions focused on gap year and post bac opportunities.  RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/696

Now Accepting Applications for: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Graduate Study Awards for the UK (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, etc.)

Quarterly Workshops: Below, we’ve included a forward-able message to share with undergraduates that details our spring quarter workshops supporting students searching and applying for scholarships.

PREPARE FOR GRAD SCHOOL OR GAP YEAR

http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/workshops

Postbac Opportunities: Gap Year & graduate school fellowships

*For 3rd, 4th & 5th year students who are considering life after graduation.  Learn about options to build on your undergraduate experience through service, engagement abroad or graduate study.

·         4/18 at 4pm

·         5/17 at 4pm

·         RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/696

Scholarships 201: Undergraduate scholarships & graduate fellowships

*Great for 3rd, 4th and 5th year undergraduates!  Join us to learn about discipline specific scholarships, national funding opportunities & tips to develop competitive applications.

•          4/20 at 4 pm

•          5/1 at 4pm

•          RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245

Personal Statement Writing Workshop

*Whether applying to your major, to a scholarship or to a graduate program, you’ll want to have a strong personal statement. This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting your personal statement.

•          4/25 at 4:30pm

•          5/8 at 12:00 pm

•          RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop: Make your CV and stand out!

*Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume and a list of activities and use this workshop to build a solid foundation to your CV.

•      4/27 at 4:30 pm

•      RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards advisers also offer individual advising for undergrads throughout the scholarship search and application process. Learn more and request an advising appointment on our website: http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/.

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CEP 200: Intro to Community, Environment, and Planning

CEP 200: Intro to Community, Environment, and Planning
5 Credits | I & S
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30-12:50
Professor Marty Curry

Perfect for Freshmen and Sophomores looking for an active, small, community focused, engaging, and, experiential course!

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Summer 2017 Online Courses Avaialbe

Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means students can interact with their classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Please send the following information to students:

Register for summer 2017 online courses

Register now for summer quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this summer you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. Online courses help meet graduation requirements and allow you access to the university when you need it. Check out the summer quarter 2017 time schedule. Simply register as you would for any other class using MyUWOnline courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; consult with your adviser if you have any questions.

ART H 272: French Impressionism & Post Impressionism (I&S/VLPA)
ASTR 101: Astronomy (NW,QSR)
ASTR 150: The Planets (NW/QSR)
BIOL 100: Introductory Biology (NW)
DANCE 101: Dance and the American Experience (VLPA)
DRAMA 103:Theatre Appreciation (VLPA)
ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science (I&S/NW)
MUSIC 162: American Popular Song (VLPA)
HSTCMP 205/JSIS A 205: Filipino Histories (I&S)
JSIS E 134: Intensive Elementary Modern Greek
POL S 321: American Foreign Policy (I&S)
SCAND 270: Sagas of the Vikings (VLPA)
SCAND 330: Scandinavian Mythology (VLPA)
STAT 311: Elements of Statistical Methods (NW/QSR)

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TASCHA is hiring a Graduate Research Assistant

Position Description

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) is hiring a graduate research assistant to help develop and publish a data literacy curriculum for the Data and Democracy project. This position will entail working on curriculum development and informal learning instruction for novice individual and organization users of data. Candidates should be comfortable with vocabulary and concepts related to data literacy and/or data lifecycles, but a deep knowledge of data is not specifically required.

This position will work up to a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following duties:

  • Helping to expand and translate an existing data literacy learning model into a deliverable workshop curriculum
    • Researching, adopting, or developing activities for novice data users
    • Exploring relevant data sources that can be used for activities
    • Writing clear and easy-to-follow directions
    • Helping research and develop a model for publishing the curriculum on the web

Requirements:

  • University of Washington Graduate Student enrolled for a minimum of 10 credits spring quarter 2017.
    • Basic understanding of data literacy
    • Writing for general audiencesDesired Qualifications:
  • Experience in writing educational material, or developing curriculum for informal learning
    • Experience teaching with data
    • Experience developing workshop and educational materials for novice learners, or ESL
    • Knowledge of data curation best practices

Pay:

Questions regarding salary and benefits should be directed to iSchool Human Resources at ihrhelp@uw.edu

Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Please submit all application materials no later than Apr 28, 2017 to ensure consideration. Apply here: https://jobs.ischool.uw.edu/posting/19

All applicants will be contacted two weeks after the position closes.

Note: This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit:

www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/union-info.html

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Please forward questions regarding your online application to iapply@uw.edu.

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Science and Engineering Business Association 1st Tuesday: Consulting as a career for scientists. Tuesday, May 2 at 5 PM in HUB 334

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Women in Tech Regatta – Tuesday, May 2, 2017

One night…Six event venues…Infinite connections

A gathering to connect women in tech to mentors, peers and resources.

This is not a boat race (just a play on words), but it is a great opportunity to network with leaders in the tech industry!
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 2, 5 – 9pm
Location: 5pm – Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, then walk to your choice of venues!
Cost: $35 pp – purchase tickets online
Beverages and light eats will be provided!

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Exciting News Re: 2017 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference & Funding

The University of Washington has a very active student chapter of SWE, which I encourage you to check out: http://uwswe.com/, and there are some great options for participating in the 2017 SWE National Conference in Austin, Texas on October 26-28, 2017.

At the 2017 SWE National Conference: Students will find internships, that all-important first job, new friends, mentors and life-skills not earned in lecture halls. Professionals will rekindle old friendships and make new ones, find new ways to approach their current job or discover a whole-new path. All will find their experience incredible.

AND – This year UW College of Engineering, EE, ChemE, AA and ME will be participating as exhibitors at the conference career fair. Although EE funding is not yet available for our students to attend the conference, we invite you to explore the following options for funding, participating and attending:

WE17 Registration Grant Information

Through the generosity of the SWE Members and donors below, SWE is offering WE17 Registration Grants for the second year to provide assistance to more SWE members (at both the collegiate and professional levels) to attend SWE’s Annual Conference.

Volunteer!

Experience SWE Teamwork in Action and Help Drive the Success of the WE17 Conference! Professionals, graduate students and collegians can earn 50% credit towards any of the base registration fees offered.

Pepsico Innovation Challenge!

Now in its third year, the PepsiCo / SWE Student Engineering Challenge is seeking your innovative ideas and technical solutions to challenges in relation to three critical areas: Water, Packaging, and Equipment. Beginning now through July 17, undergraduate teams are encouraged to participate in this year’s Challenge. Among the total submissions, across all three categories, the top three teams overall will be selected as finalists, and will be invited to present their submissions to a judging panel of PepsiCo R&D leaders at WE17 on October 26-28, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE)

To address the need for more women in positions of academic leadership in engineering and to foster the professional growth of women within the academy, The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) developed the Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) program. In the fall of 2015, SWE, along with six other minority professional engineering society partners, was awarded a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation called ASSIST (Grant No. 1548200) to increase the diversification of the engineering professorate.

With the support of the ASSIST grant, SWE will be able to fund up to 40 engineering early faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and graduate students to attend ALWE held at WE17. Participants in the program will experience interactive sessions that provide best practices to advance in academia while creating opportunities and mechanisms to network across institutions.

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