Student Announcements

Postings from Student Services newsletter on opportunities for students.

To sign up for the SPH Insider, contact sphsas@uw.edu.

Looking for fellowships, internships, funding, RA/TA or volunteer opportunities? Check the student opportunities listings.

Early bird rates have been extended to August 20. Register now for the WSPHA Virtual Conference to be held October 13-15 and October 18-19. 

And don't forget to Nominate a colleague for an annual award! Applications are open until August 15.

  • Public Health Leadership Award
  • Exceptional Student Award
  • Public Health Excellence Award
  • And the new Health Equity Award

The Q Center offers Leadership Development Advising and Coaching on a variety of support topics. Visit our website to learn more and schedule an appointment. This offering is available to students, faculty, staff, and community.

Go here: https://sites.uw.edu/qcenter/leadership-development-hub/your-leadership-development-advisor/ 

A reminder the Washington Research Foundation Fellowship (WRF) and the Levinson Emerging Scholars Award application is due soon! These awards are for advanced undergraduate researchers who have at least 3 quarters of research experience. Students may apply for one or both scholarships by completing the same application. Selected students are funded for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Washington Research Foundation Fellowships & Levinson Emerging Scholars Award Application Open - Apply by Aug. 3


NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2021-22 funding.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships - Apply by August 3
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) support advanced undergraduates involved in creative and sophisticated bioscience and related research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. Strong applicants will have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge. WRF Fellows will receive $7,500 to support their research and present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here.

Levinson Emerging Scholars Award - Apply by August 3
Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields pursuing creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty. Strong applicants will have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge. Levinson Emerging Scholars will receive funding to support their proposed research budget and to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here.

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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
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At our next info session on August 25 we will be reviewing our newly revised graduate degrees! We are also very excited to share that the GRE has been removed from the application review process for the 2022 cycle for all DEOHS graduate degrees. Submission of GRE scores is not an option for DEOHS applications.

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Environmental Public Health Graduate Degrees

The Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) with the School of Public Health at the University of Washington investigates how environmental and workplace factors affect people’s health. Our faculty and students work across disciplines, sectors and borders to address some of today’s most urgent health challenges—from preventing on-the-job injuries and illnesses to investigating the health impacts of air pollution and climate change. Students and faculty in DEOHS are also actively engaged in COVID-19 research and service activities to help protect workers and build resilient communities during the global pandemic.

 

Our department offers four graduate degree options. Students in the MS, MS Applied and PhD degree programs then choose from one of six “areas of emphasis.” These optional learning tracks allow you to gain specialized disciplinary training—or you can create your own customized degree pathway.

 

View our STUDENT GUIDE for detailed information about our degree options, faculty and student research.

 

Upcoming Graduate Degrees Information Session 

 

We are also very excited to announce that the GRE has been removed from the application review process for the 2022 cycle for all DEOHS graduate degrees. Submission of GRE scores is not an option for DEOHS applications.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about our graduate degrees, please don't hesitate to contact me at ehug@uw.edu or schedule an online advising appointment with me at https://deohs.washington.edu/prospective-and-current-student-advising

 

Best regards, 

Janet Hang

 

Janet Hang

(She/Her/Hers)

Counseling Services Coordinator

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Schedule an Advising Appointment

Summer Qtr Drop-in Hours: Every Tuesdays from 1-3pm via zoom

https://washington.zoom.us/j/530266799

 

 

Hangj2@uw.edu | 206-543-0049

Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, Box 351618

3980 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98195

We are excited to announce a new course taught by Amy Hagopian for MPH students this Autumn 2021. PHI 590, the "MPH Capstone Startup" course, will be offered Wednesdays from 1:00-2:20pm with an optional session at the same time on Fridays. This 3-credit course will be applied towards a student’s overall requirement for capstone credits and is available to 2nd year MPH students.  

 The purpose of PHI 590 is to teach introductory skills and content helpful to any MPH student at an early stage of working on their capstone projects (such as lit reviews, selection of questions and methods, proposal writing, structuring the relationship with your community-based organization). The course will provide group mentoring and support, with opportunities to share work in progress and receive feedback. 

 Please share this opportunity with other MPH students you think may be interested. Students are welcome to contact me with questions, and I’m happy to provide a draft of the syllabus. 

Interested students should fill in this pre-course questionnaire, and be prepared to schedule a one-on-one or small group meeting with the professor during before the start of the quarter. Enrollment will be limited, so act now!

Contact: ovbrunt@uw.edu 

Please contact Jalen Smith, Manager for Outreach and Scholarships, if you have any questions!

Email: jalens@uw.edu

To view listings of all Dean’s Office funding, award criteria, etc., please visit our webpage

 

UW SPH Dean’s Office Fellowship/Scholarship Calendar (2021-2022)

Summer Awards (June-September 2021)

Award

Amount

How to Apply

(Nomination vs. Direct Application)

Available to...

Application Opens

Application Closes

Undergraduate Student Assistance Fund

$1,000 - $3,000

Direct application - Students can apply directly

Undergraduates Only

 

Criteria: Must have minimum 3.0 GPA; must be currently enrolled in undergraduate PH program; demonstrated financial need

6/28/21

8/27/21

Double Eagle Endowed Scholarship

$2,000 - $4,000

Direct application - Students can apply directly

 

Letters of recommendation are required

Undergraduates Only

 

Criteria: Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; must be at least in junior standing; first preference for students who finished grades K-12 in WA State

6/28/21

8/27/21

Rattlinggourd Scholarship

$1,000

Direct application - Students can apply directly

 

Letters of recommendation are required

Undergraduates & Graduate students

 

Criteria: Native American/Alaska Native students who have demonstrated promise in public health and working with underrepresented communities

6/28/21

8/27/21

Winter Awards (November 2021-April 2022)

Award

Amount

How to Apply...

Available to...

Application Opens

Application Closes

Office of the Dean’s Masters Fellowship

$10,000 (over 2 years)

 

$20,000 (over 2 years)

Direct application - Students can apply directly

 

Staff/Faculty nomination - Students will be nominated by home department/program

INCOMING Graduate Students Only

 

Criteria: Must be an incoming master’s student; must let home department know you are interested in being considered

November 2021

March 1, 2022

Grayston-Day Fellowship

$5,000 - $9,000

Staff/Faculty nomination - Students will be nominated by home department/program

 

NOTE: Students can contact departments directly to indicate interest in being nominated

(Incoming and Currently Enrolled) Graduate Students Only

 

Criteria: Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; member of racial/ethnic underrepresented in public health; demonstrated financial need; academic & leadership merit; must let home department know you are interested in being considered

November 2021

March 1, 2022

Magnuson Fellowship

TBD 2022

Staff/Faculty nomination - Students will be nominated by home department/program

 

NOTE: Students can contact departments directly to indicate interest in being nominated

Currently Enrolled Graduate Students Only

 

Criteria: Must be nominated by home department; current graduate student; academic performance & research contributions preferenced in review

November 2021

March 1, 2022

 

Patrick-Beresford Fellowship in Social Epidemiology

 

$2,000

 

Direct application - Students can apply directly

 

Currently Enrolled Graduate Students Only

 

Criteria: Must be working in the area of social epidemiology; must have completed Social Determinants of Health courses

 

November 2021

 

March 1, 2022

Remak Scholarship

$2,000

Direct application - Students can apply directly

Undergraduates & Graduate students

 

Criteria: Must be currently enrolled in UWSPH; must have expenses related to work in South Africa

November 2021

March 1, 2022

SPH Endowed Fellowship

$4,000 - $6,000

Direct application - Students can apply directly

Currently Enrolled Graduate Students Only

 

Criteria: Must be currently enrolled graduate student; demonstrate academic merit & leadership potential

November 2021

March 1, 2022

McDermott Fellowship

TBD 2022

Direct application - Students can apply directly

Graduate Students Only

 

Criteria: Must be fluent in another language other than English; desire to work with global public health communities

November 2021

March 1, 2022

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Resource

Dr. Ed Baker (former senior member of CDC, former UNC NC Institute for PH Director) has curated an invaluable set of columns regarding leadership in public health for JPHMP Direct.

"This JPHMP Direct Leadership Library is designed as a “one stop shop” resource for students in public health graduate schools, for public health agency staff, and for individual professionals engaged in coaching and mentoring activity. We offer the JPHMP Direct Leadership Library with the hope that it will contribute to the growth and development of our nation’s public health leaders — our most vital resource."

Fall 2021- Online Interprofessional

Wednesdays 5:30-7:20pm (1 Credit CR/NC)

For an add code - contact clarkel@uw.edu 

 

Learn the fundamentals of health advocacy from topic experts. Develop hands on skills for moving beyond witnessing health disparities to upstream action!

To be held at
NATIONAL FORESTS, NATIONAL PARKS, FEDERAL RESEARCH STATIONS, AND MORE IN ALBUQUERQUE, LAS CRUCES, SANTA FE AND OTHER PUBLIC/PRIVATE LANDS IN NM
“10 DAYS OF LEARNING, A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE”


The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is pleased to announce it has resumed holding its "Environmental STEM Institutes" (none were held in 2020 due to the pandemic). With nationwide Covid vaccination readily available, adhering to all CDC and state guidelines, and with the full knowledge/participation of NHEC's federal agency funders, NHEC has restarted the program for 2021. To be clear--this means Institutes will be in-person, not virtual.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
NHEC is accepting applications from top college STEM students -- especially from underrepresented/minority populations -- for our upcoming 17th annual NM Environmental STEM Institute, to be held August 6--15, 2021. This also applies to a limited number of high school STEM seniors entering college as freshmen in September. NHEC's NY and CA Institutes will be held later in the fall.


Students are competitively selected from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico based on the information in the attached “INSTITUTES SELECTION CRITERIA” document. As this is a federally-funded program all applicants and selectees must be U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents. There is no fee to apply and no fee to attend.
With funding from our federal sponsors – the U.S. Forest Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. EPA -- NHEC covers all major costs for those students selected to attend -- roundtrip airfare, lodging, all meals, local transportation on-site (by chartered bus),
science equipment, camping equipment (students camp for one night), and more. NHEC is proud to note that all three agencies have been long-term funders (over 10 years) of NHEC’s NM and other Institutes.


The NM Institute is an intensive, residential, strongly-science based, hands-on, 10 day environmental STEM program for top undergraduate college students deeply interested in science and the environment. To be eligible, students must be actively pursuing a science degree in an environmental, conservation, agricultural, or natural resource major, and want a related career in this field, ideally with federal agencies.
Overall, the Institutes are designed to help build the next generation of diverse/of color scientists/professionals in environmental and natural resource science fields, an area within STEM that still remains severely underrepresented for people of color.


Students will see, learn, and use sophisticated, professional-grade environmental science equipment. The USGS NM Water Science Center; USDA NRCS Plant Materials Center and Lab; scientists from the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station; and scientists from the U.S. EPA will offer students an array of research, science instrumentation, and methodologies to learn/use in the lab and field. NHEC also owns/brings science equipment for students to use.
Regarding transportation and logistics: once a student is selected NHEC will call to discuss all travel arrangements, typically airfare, for which NHEC must give final approval. Once in NM, NHEC will transport students to/from each site by chartered bus; provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks/water; provide lodging (hotels); provide science equipment; and coordinate all logistics/travel. See below for a detailed description of the 2021 NM Program.
Also participating are “role models” from NHEC’s federal sponsors and elsewhere. These are environmental professionals/scientists, most in the science/research arena, and many themselves of diverse backgrounds. They will be on-site to share information, research and technology, and engage/mentor/inspire students to continue pursuing their science majors and careers. This role model component – so students see faces that look like them who actually do environmental science work -- has been a long-standing, vital element of all Institutes.


Students should especially note that our agency sponsors will be on-site to actively meet/recruit students for a range of new federal opportunities in jobs/internships, science and research, and more. Further, these agencies are particularly seeking students with majors that meet a number of high-demand federal “mission critical occupations”, including forestry, ecology, soil science, civil and environmental engineering, range management, and more. Students with these majors are especially urged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must answer the following questions (see below) and email NHEC asap. This will give NHEC a solid overview of your eligibility and qualifications, and save you time and effort. Please answer the questions below in the order they are asked:


1.--what college or university do you currently attend and where. (If presently a senior in high school what college will you attend in September)? 2.--if a senior in high school what school do you currently attend and where? List your last GPA and your planned major in college. 3.—college students--what is your current GPA? 4.--what is your current major? 5.—what is your grade level, meaning sophomore, junior, etc? 6.--describe past and/or present experiences in the environment or natural resources arena, especially in the sciences and/or research, that qualify you for the Institute. 7.—describe past and/or present academic coursework in the environmental or natural resource sciences that qualify you for the Institute. 8.--if you have attended an NHEC Institute or program before, state where, when, and which. 9.--what is the closest airport could you fly out of (if airfare is provided) should you be selected? What is the next closest airport. 10.--how old are you? 11.--what is your date of birth? 12.--are you interested in a potential job or other opportunity in fall 2021 and/or summer 2022 with the Institute’s sponsors—U.S. Forest Service, USDA NRCS, and U.S. EPA. If you have a preference among these agencies please state. 13.--you understand that only US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents are eligible for positions with a federal agency? 14.--are you a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident? You must state which. 15.--provide a home and cell number and email address so NHEC may contact you promptly. 16.--provide your full home address.

NHEC will contact you shortly after receiving your email to further discuss your environmental, agricultural, or natural resource interests, qualifications, and background, and review the remaining application process. The formal application materials will be sent to you soon after.
So--if you are passionate about the environment, love science, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, AND been seeking a job or research position in the environmental arena, this program is for you.


To answer some common FAQ’s
1.--yes, slots are still available although these will go fast.
2. --there is no deadline per se; NHEC reviews applications/selects students on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. Thus students are strongly urged to apply asap.
3. --as this is a federally funded program only U.S. Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents are eligible.
4.—while students from underrepresented and communities of color are especially urged to apply, this is a federally funded program thus students from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, as well as those representing other diversity backgrounds, are eligible to apply.

To apply: email your application answers to NHEC’s Programs Coordinator, Juan Rodriguez, at jrodriguez@nheec1.org and NHEC President Roger Rivera at rrivera@nheec1.org For questions email or call NHEC at 703-683-3956 or Juan Rodriguez at 703-861-6064. Or see the NHEC website at www.nheec1.org

2021 NM ENVIRONMENTAL STEM INSTITUTE PROGRAM
The Institute will be held in two parts – one in northern NM and the other in southern NM.

Day 1 -- Friday, Aug. 6 -- will begin in Albuquerque at the Holiday Inn Express, with Introductions, Orientation and Overview of the Institute, and related programming.
This is followed by a series of in-classroom environmental and natural resource issue and science presentations and related activities. All meals will be served in the hotel, and students overnight there.

Day 2 – Saturday, Aug. 7 -- students will again be at the Holiday Inn Express for a continuing series of issue and science presentations. Students will also walk a short distance to a nearby green space for a presentation and to get outside on this day. All meals will be served in the hotel and students will overnight there.
Please note: NHEC deliberately holds many of its classroom presentations the first several days of the Institute. This is not only to provide needed information for the upcoming site visits and field studies, but also because of the altitude. At an elevation of about 5,300 feet, Albuquerque is the highest major city in the U.S. It takes most people about 48 hours to acclimate to the elevation; therefore NHEC limits students’ physical activities in the first 2 days.

Day 3 – Sunday, Aug. 8 – Breakfast and Presentations in the morning, then students travel (by chartered greyhound bus) to the USDA NRCS Los Lunas Plant Materials Center and Lab for a site tour. Here, through presentations students will learn more about the Natural Resources Conservation Service and their mission/research; meet NRCS scientists/staff; tour the Center and Lab; see the grounds and fields; and more. Following this students travel back to Albuquerque for a site tour of the U.S. Geological Survey NM Water Science Center and Laboratory. Here, escorted by USGS scientists, students will tour the Center and labs, hear presentations on the Center’s science mission/capabilities, and view sophisticated instrumentation. This tour is to prepare students for a return to the Center later in the Institute, where students will perform a series of lab tests on samples collected in field studies, supervised by USGS and NHEC staff. Following the USGS site tour, students return by bus to the Holiday Inn Express for Dinner, followed by evening presentations until 8:45 pm. Day 4 – Monday, Aug. 9 – Breakfast, then an early departure by chartered bus to Las Cruces, 3 hours south of Albuquerque. On the drive students will see/learn more about the arid terrain, mountains, and varied desert ecosystems of southern NM. Bus will head to the Las Cruces Hotel for brief check-in, restrooms. Students will then head to the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. Students will hike the Loop trail (approx 2 miles) to see/learn more about the topographically and biologically diverse desert/rangeland ecosystems of southern NM.

Following this, students will drive a short distance to the USDA Agricultural Research Service --Jornada Experimental Range. Here, students will meet ARS scientists/staff, tour the facility and lab, learn more about ARS’s mission and research, and guided by ARS staff hike their rangeland to further learn about this ecosystem and wildlife. Following this, students will travel back to Las Cruces to the campus of New Mexico State University—the state’s flagstaff school. Here, students will tour an NMSU laboratory, after which students will conduct Urban Forestry tree mensuration activities. Founded 130 years ago, NMSU and its campus contain mature trees/canopy that have adapted to the arid environment. Afterwards, students will head for Las Cruces Hotel, for Dinner then presentations until 8:45 pm.

Day 5 – Tuesday, Aug. 10 – Breakfast, then early departure by chartered bus back to the Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque. On arrival students check-in quickly, then board bus to conduct the First Environmental Field Study--in the Rio Grande and adjacent riparian areas.
Here, student teams using professional-grade science equipment, and taught/supervised by NHEC Instructors, conduct air, water, soil testing and data collection; biological assessments; plant and vegetation surveys; tree mensuration; birding and related nature observations; and more. Accompanied by those scientists/staff participating from FS, NRCS, and USGS.

After the field study, students board the bus for the nearby USGS NM Water Science Center. Students enter the Sediment Lab, where supervised by USGS scientists and NHEC Instructors and using the instrumentation, students conduct a series of tests on field study samples. Following this, students return to the Holiday Inn Express for Dinner, then presentations or the science teams break out to discuss/further analyze data from the field study. Each team also continues working on their Final Presentation.

NOTE regarding Field Studies: USGS has agreed to accept/process/run sediment tests on the samples from the other 4 Environmental Field Studies in the Institute. NHEC staff will transport samples to USGS Center, pick up results, then return to Institute. Day 6 – Wednesday, Aug. 11 – Breakfast at Holiday Inn Express. Then board chartered bus to travel to the Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe. On arrival students unload, check-in, then proceed to classroom. Presentations continue. Then, board bus to begin the Second Environmental Study—In Pecos River and adjoining riparian areas, just outside Town of Pecos.
Here, science teams using professional-grade science equipment, and taught/supervised by NHEC Instructors, conduct air, water, soil testing and data collection; biological assessments; plant and vegetation surveys; tree mensuration; birding and related nature observations; and more. Accompanied by those scientists/staff participating from FS, NRCS, and USGS.

After this, students board bus for site tour of Pecos National Historical Monument, overseen by the National Park Service. Enter Visitor Center, see exhibits, walk Loop Trail, and learn more about this culturally and ecologically significant area.
Following this, board bus back to Santa Fe for site tour of the NM Land Conservancy, an organization working with private landowners on conservation easements, which protect large-
scale habitats for the future. Enter Conservancy headquarters, meet staff, hear presentation on their mission, hike the Loop Trail (1 mile) to see/learn more about this typical pinon/juniper ecosystem of northern NM. After this, head back to Courtyard Marriott for Dinner, then presentations and/or science teams break out to discuss/analyze data from field studies. Each team also continues working on their Final Presentation.

Day 7 – Thursday, Aug. 12 – Breakfast at Courtyard Marriott, then Presentations. After this board chartered bus for a site tour of City of Santa Fe Main Waste Water Treatment Plant and Laboratory, to learn more about this area of environmental protection/health/safety. Following this, a site tour of a polluted area in Santa Fe, so students learn more about science/technology-based remediation efforts, as well as the issue/impact of environmental justice. Accompanied by U.S. EPA scientists/staff.
After this, board bus to begin the Third Environmental Field Study, Upper Dalton Fishing Access Site—Pecos River and Adjacent Riparian areas --Santa Fe National Forest. Here, students will see/learn/experience a higher-elevation ponderosa pine ecosystem, and access to Pecos River.
Once again, student science teams using professional-grade science equipment, and taught/supervised by NHEC Instructors, conduct air, water, soil testing and data collection; biological assessments; plant and vegetation surveys; tree mensuration; birding and related nature observations; and more. Accompanied by those scientists/staff participating from FS, NRCS, and USGS.
After this, board bus, return to Courtyard Marriott for Dinner, then Presentations and/or science teams break out to discuss/further analyze data from the field studies. Each team also continues working on their Final Presentation.

Day 8 – Thursday, Aug. 12 – Breakfast at Courtyard Marriott, then Presentations. After this board chartered bus for site tour of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, formerly part of the US Forest Service and now overseen by the National Park Service. The Caldera is the result of a huge volcanic eruption 1 million years ago that left a 13 mile wide sunken meadow/forested area. Called “America’s Serengeti” for its spectacular beauty and biodiversity, today the Caldera is home to a wide range of plants and wildlife, including large herds of elk. Still active, the Valles Caldera is one of the three super volcanoes in the U.S. Tour guided by NPS rangers.
Following this, board bus for Battleship Rock to begin the Fourth Environmental Field Study—East Fork of Jemez River and adjacent riparian areas --Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. Arrive Battleship Rock, greeted by FS scientists/staff. Presentations, begin Field Study.
After this, science teams using professional-grade science equipment, and taught/supervised by NHEC Instructors, conduct air, water, soil testing and data collection; biological assessments; plant and vegetation surveys; tree mensuration; birding and related nature observations; and more. Accompanied by those scientists/staff participating from FS, NRCS, and USGS. Following this, board bus, return to Courtyard Marriott Santa Fe for Dinner, then Presentations and/or science teams break-out to discuss/further analyze data from the field studies. Each team also continues working on their Final Presentation.


Day 9 – Saturday, August 14 – Breakfast at Courtyard Marriott, then Presentations. After this board chartered bus for site tour of White Rock Overlook. Located 600 feet above the Rio Grande; view the stunning landscapes and far vistas of mountains, mesas, and canyons. Discuss geology, hydrology, and ecology of the area. After this, board bus to Bandelier National Monument, overseen by the National Park Service. Enter Park main entrance and proceed to the Frey Trail at edge of mesa. Hike the Trail through switchbacks into Frijoles Canyon; while descending, view the huge, multi-colored, multi-shaped rock formations up-close. On reaching canyon floor, hike to Bandelier Visitor Center; see exhibits and museum. Following this, board bus for Abiquiu Lake and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Bus proceeds to campsite—Group Shelter # 1, overlooking beautiful Abiquiu Lake and the Cerro Pedernal, NM’s famous state icon. Unload, allocate campsites and tents, more, to set up camp. Instructors assist students with this. Then, board bus to begin the Fifth Environmental Field Study—Rio Chama and adjacent riparian areas -- USACE Rio Chama Recreation Area and Carson National Forest. As before, science teams using professional-grade science equipment, and taught/supervised by NHEC Instructors, conduct air, water, soil testing and data collection; biological assessments; plant and vegetation surveys; tree mensuration; birding and related nature observations; and more. Accompanied by those scientists/staff participating from FS, NRCS, and USGS. On conclusion of the field study, Instructors and FS staff will lead students on a hike to the beginning of the “big bend in the Rio Chama”. Here, students will hike alongside the river at the base of the cliffs for about ½ mile. Beautiful and serene, with stunning up-close views of the multi-colored high cliffs and the typical NM cottonwood/willow riparian area.
Following this, students hike back to bus, board, and return to Abiquiu Lake campsite—Group Shelter # 1. Dinner, catered by JoAnn’s Restaurant. Then Instructors assist students to set up camp. After this, a presentation by The Wildlife Center—staff from this non-profit bring an array of previously injured raptors and other wildlife, rescued and now restored, for display and discussion. Q&A. Then, students enjoy the evening by the lake; smores and more by campfire (if fires permitted). Students listen to the sounds of the night.

Day 10 – Sunday, August 15 -- wake up knock on tents; clean-up in bathrooms and showers. Busy day/last day. Breakfast, then students break camp. After this, board bus, depart Abiquiu Lake for Holiday Inn Express Albuquerque. Here, each student team will give their Final Presentations. Arrive Holiday Inn Express, proceed to classroom. Students continue working on their Final Presentations. Lunch, and student science teams continue working on their presentations. In the afternoon Student Teams Begin Final Presentations, with powerpoints. Having worked collaboratively with each other over the last 10 days, each science team presentation collates, analyzes, and draws conclusions from all the research, data, metrics, samples, and biological observations conducted at the 5 Environmental Field Study sites.
Following each team presentation, NHEC Instructors intensively question students, probe their data analysis and conclusions, and more, to ensure they have learned/applied the correct science principles and data methodologies.
Instructors also critique and provide guidance as to the presentations “scientific look”-- their professional appearance, sequencing of information, flow and specificity of data, clarity of conclusions, its contribution to citizen science, and its overall effectiveness. Staff from Institute sponsors are also welcome see the Final Presentations, ask questions/quiz students.
After this, final group photos and goodbyes. Students with evening flights will be
transported by NHEC to Albuquerque airport. Students head off to their airlines for flights home. Some students with longer flights will be departing early the next morning, transported to the airport by NHEC staff. For those staying overnight, Dinner and a final evening activity.

ABOUT NHEC:
The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is a national, non-profit membership organization founded in 1998 and based in Alexandria, VA (just outside Washington, D.C).
With over 3,000 members, NHEC is the oldest national Latino environmental and natural resource organization in the country, and we advocate for policies and run programs that further our mission.
NHEC seeks to educate and engage Latinos and people of color on environmental and natural resource issues; encourage Latinos and especially students to actively preserve and protect our environment; provide a voice for Latinos before federal and other national environmental decision-makers; and assist our community to pursue the many career, educational, programmatic, and policy opportunities in the environmental and conservation arena. Our guiding credo is: “….because it’s our environment too".

The events of 2020 and the prolonged COVID-19 response have taken a toll on the public health workforce.

With this in mind, NWCPHP is offering Leading with Insight, a new learning opportunity to help public health professionals reflect on the past year and plan for the workforce of the future by building more diverse, inclusive, and resilient teams after these trying times.

Many groups—like women, younger professionals, and people of color—are frequently underrepresented in public health leadership roles. To address this, scholars in this training will participate in facilitated discussions and learning activities that promote going deeper—beyond traditional diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training material—by learning the brain science behind how to bring more perspectives and experiences into our team environments.

“This content takes the best of what we know about brain science and helps us leverage that information to be better allies and truly apply DEI principles into organizational cultures,” said Co-Instructor Darla Vidger.

The material includes three key parts—Leader as Learner, Leader as Facilitator, and Leader as Creator. Co-Instructor Bill Wells notes that it is unlike the traditional leadership training most people have seen, and others may agree that’s exactly what’s needed after such a unique year.

“Leadership is tied to your ability to influence others. So regardless of where you are in your organization or team, you have opportunities to lead,” said Bill. “This training will help you better understand that power and harness it to empower others.”

Leading with Insight is designed with busy public health professionals in mind and is meant to be a bite-sized, highly interactive learning opportunity. Reading and other resource will be provided for those who want to go deeper into the topics covered, but there is no required homework or projects. Just join the weekly live sessions and learn and grow with your colleagues from around the region.

Quick Facts

Schedule: Live learning sessions will occur via Zoom every Monday (10:00 a.m. to noon Pacific) from September 27 to November 29, 2021 (skipping the week of November 22).

Who Should Apply: Public health professionals who manage teams, serve in management or leadership positions, or are ready to step into a leadership role. People new to public health, younger professionals, people of color, and other groups frequently underrepresented in leadership roles are strongly encouraged to register.

Registration Deadline: Registration closes September 10, 2021.

Cost: $300 per person or $200 per person for groups of three or more from the same organization

Questions? Contact Barb Rose.

Learn more or register today >

Choose your own discussion topics for class!

Celebrating and learning about major South Asian festivals in real time!

Listening to popular songs to learn grammar!

Working on your own project instead of a final exam!

Attending Tasveer at The Seattle Film Festival (optional class trip)

Questions? Contact instructor Heidi Pauwels at  hpauwels@uw.edu

Autumn 2021// MWF// 11:30am-12:50pm// MGH 254

SLN 16343// 5 credits// VLPA

Date:

JUL 20 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Description

The latest CDC data show the United States continues to under-deliver on equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly among communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Hear about novel solutions being explored to reduce disparities, the challenges that remain, and how leaders are addressing the sensitive issue of how to tackle both vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

This webinar is part of the Community Health Leadership Forum, a virtual event series from U.S. News & World Report focused on improving community health across the country.

Questions? Contact events@usnews.com.

 

https://www.apha.org/Events-and-Meetings/APHA-Calendar/Webinar-Events/2021/Achieving-Vaccine-Equity 

Due to an influx of funding, SACNAS has funds to support more than our usual number of students, especially those interested in exploring education and careers in biomedical and behavioral related STEM fields.

Therefore, we have extended our deadline to apply for a registration scholarship for The National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference! We encourage you to submit your application for registration scholarships as this will be your last chance to be able to attend the National Diversity in STEM Conference for free!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to connect and grow as a scientist!

Apply for a Registration Scholarship (by July 23, 2021 @ 11:59am PT)

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, you must be a Student-level SACNAS member to be eligible. If you are interested in applying to these programs, please sign-in to your membership now to check on the status of your membership, and upgrade if needed.

 

Questions?


For any further questions about registration scholarship questions, contact travelscholarships@sacnas.org.

For faculty and students: The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) at UC Berkeley Calling for Applications for our upcoming virtual Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) on 8/23, 8/25, 9/1, and 9/3.

 

We encourage applications from researchers across the social sciences and will grant tuition fee waivers to 40 of the 50 participants. The deadline for applicants who want to be considered for a tuition fee waiver is July 25; we will review submissions from self-funded participants on a rolling basis through August 15.

 

Check out for more details: (https://www.bitss.org/events/rt2virtual2021/)

You are invited to attend a special event hosted by Seattle Library & Elliott Bay Bookstore and co-sponsored by Seattle JACL & DENSHO.

 

SAVE the DATE: Thursday, July 22nd, 6PM - Virtual Book Talk/Performance by Legenary Musician, Artist, Activist Nobuko Miyamoto and UW Faculty &Community partners. See Densho’s Blog post about Asian American Movement and Black Panther’s and LatinX communities, community solidarity. 

 

Let's get the word out to your network of family, friends, students and communities to register and attend the Seattle "Not Yo' Butterfly" Book Talk/performance by Legendary Artist, Activist & Community Leader, Nobuko Miyamoto. 

 

A special evening of conversations with local artists, activists and scholars (UW Faculty Anida Yoeu Ali, Michelle Habell-Pallan, Vincent Schleitwiler, Univ of Riverside Prof Deborah Wong) who unite with Nobuko in community solidarity as shared in her memoir "Not Yo' Butterfly" -  A MUST READ! 

 

SAVE THE DATE:  THURS. JULY 22, 2021

TIME:    6PM - 7:15PM 

PLACE: Seattle Public Library & Elliot Bay Book Book Author Eventbrite Program (Free Virtual Event)

REGISTER Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nobuko-miyamoto-not-yo-butterfly-seattle-book-event-tickets-159195723695

 

Community Co-Sponsors: Densho and Seattle JACL - THANK YOU!

Not Yo' Butterfly Book will be sold by Elliott Bay Book Shop with limited signed copies. 

 

Check out Densho's Blog Post with excerpt from "Not Yo' Butterly" and the Asian American Movement, Lessons in Liberation from Black Panthers. 

https://densho.org/asian-american-movement-learned-lesson-in-liberation-from-black-panthers/

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

 

Northwest MHTTC celebrates the strength and resilience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Where traditional systems of care may have left them unsupported, members of these communities have forged new ways to create a network of care that fosters mental health. Learn more below at In the Spotlight: BIPOC Mental Health Month. We also share upcoming events, highlights from the TTC network, and recently released products

 

 

 

 

Our center provides free training and resources to our colleagues, partners, and the workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Together, we are strengthening the mental health training and technical assistance available in our region.

 

 

 
 

 

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

 

Northwest MHTTC celebrates the strength and resilience of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Where traditional systems of care may have left them unsupported, members of these communities have forged new ways to create a network of care that fosters mental health. Learn more below at In the Spotlight: BIPOC Mental Health Month. We also share upcoming events, highlights from the TTC network, and recently released products.

 

 

Upcoming Events with Northwest MHTTC

 

Oral Health and the Peer-Supported Recovery Journey

July 13, 1 - 2 PM, Pacific

 

Participants will increase their understanding of common oral health problems faced by individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Many may face stigma or shame related to their oral health. Peer support specialists play an integral role in supporting those they serve related to their oral health and recovery. Excerpts from the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon’s Peer Oral Health Training will be utilized in this webinar. Hosted by the Northwest MHTTC in partnership with the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon.

  Register for July 13

 

 

 

 

Motivational Interviewing-Informed Supervision

July 14, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM, Pacific

 

The supervisory relationship in behavioral health is critical for fostering employees' personal and professional development, enhancing clinical skills, implementing best practices, ensuring accountability, promoting self-care and wellness, and most importantly, improving client outcomes. Motivational Interviewing (MI) provides a valuable foundation and approach for providing quality supervision. In this session we’ll explore ways in which the MI spirit, core skills, and four processes can enhance supervision. Three MI-based supervisory models will be presented along with vignettes. Whether you’re experienced, new, or not yet a supervisor, you are invited to explore what is MI-informed supervision, why it matters, and how to apply specific strategies to help staff thrive in their work.

 Register for July 14

 

 

 

 

The Journey to Use Medications Optimally to Support Recovery (Part 2)

July 15, 12 - 1:30 PM, Pacific

The Recovery-Oriented Practice Webinar Series with Patricia E. Deegan, PhD, continues with its fourth session. Everyone can support the foundational principles of recovery: choice, self-determination, and the importance of relationships; however, translating these principles into real world practice can be difficult. Using medication to support recovery is more than learning to swallow pills on schedule. In this webinar, Patricia Deegan will conclude presenting 8 challenges on the journey to use medications optimally to support recovery and practical strategies for supporting folks on this journey. 

 

 

 

 Register for July 15

 

 

Family-Led Crisis Planning

July 20, 1 - 3 PM, Pacific

 

 

 

This is a two-hour training offered in partnership with Oregon Family Support Network. It is intended to orient attendees to efficacious, holistic crisis planning for families.

 

During this webinar we will highlight the importance of family members having active participation, and an active role, in the design of their mental health crisis plan. Together we will focus on how the family and youth perspective, lived experience, and culture can guide crisis planning within all 12 life domains.

 Register for July 20

 

 

Fostering Resilience versus Burnout

July 21, 11 AM - 12 PM, Pacific

 

Aleks Martin returns with guest speaker Dr. Kevin Wang to discuss the topics of resiliency and burnout. Attendees will be able to distinguish between resilience factors and burnout symptoms; identify healthy, ongoing practices in the profession for sustainability; and validate the positive impact of boundary setting.

 Register for July 21

 
 

 

Team Leaders Making a Difference! Conversations on Leadership and Supervision in ACT

July 21, 11 AM - 12:30 PM, Pacific

 

Lessons Learned and Next Steps is the fourth and final webinar in our series "Team Leaders Making a Difference! Conversations on Leadership and Supervision in ACT." In this session we will present lessons learned from the listening sessions conducted over the last year and results from the needs assessment survey, and will seek to engage in a dialogue with team leaders around the findings and next steps for the project.

 Register for July 21

 

 

 

 

Advanced Topics in Strengthening Youth/Young Adult Peer Support: Supporting Youth in Decision-Making

July 22, 10 - 11 AM, Pacific

 

In this month's consultation call, we will discuss how to support youth in healthy, individualized decision-making. We will cover how to support youth in weighing pros and cons, exploring potential consequences, and anticipating the situation. 

 

This call is offered in partnership with Pathways Research and Training Center (RTC) and the Northwest MHTTC as one installment in a series of monthly consultation calls focused on "Advanced Topics in Strengthening Youth/Young Adult Peer Support." Each call has its own topic, in an area such as skill building, supervision, coaching and training, organizational policies and procedures, hiring and onboarding, and more. This series is intended primarily for peer support specialists, their supervisors, and administrators charged with implementing youth/young adult peer support. Learn more about the series here.

 Register for July 22

 
 

 

Family Partner Orientation

July 28, 10 - 11 AM, Pacific

 

Wraparound is a planning process to help youth and their families realize their hopes and dreams. This training from Oregon Family Support Network will orient you to the Family Partner role within the Wraparound process. We will go over the 4 phases of Wraparound and how the Family Partner supports the family and team members through the Wraparound process and activities associated with Wraparound planning.  

 

Visit the event's Resources section to access handouts on the role of the Family Partner and best practices for retaining family support specialists.

 Register for July 28

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences and Summits

·         10th Annual National Native Harm Reduction Summit, July 21-23, 2021

·         Asian American Psychological Association National Convention, October 1-3, 2021

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships & Levinson Emerging Scholars Award Application Open & Info Sessions Starting - Apply by Aug. 3, Info Session on 7/12, 7/14, and 7/19


NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2021-22 funding.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships - Apply by August 3
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) support advanced undergraduates involved in creative and sophisticated bioscience and related research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. Strong applicants will have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge. WRF Fellows will receive $7,500 to support their research and present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here.

Levinson Emerging Scholars Award - Apply by August 3
Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields pursuing creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty. Strong applicants will have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge. Levinson Emerging Scholars will receive funding to support their proposed research budget and to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here.

TO LEARN MORE and CONNECT WITH PROGRAM STAFF

WRF and Levinson Information Sessions - 7/12, 7/14, 7/19
Interested in learning more about the WRF and Levinson Awards? Attend an upcoming information session! URP staff will provide in-depth program overviews, application tips, and answers to your questions. Info session will be held on:

Monday, July 12, 4:00-4:50 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14, 10:00-10:50 a.m. 

Monday, July 19, 11:00-11:50 a.m. 


RSVP for the info session here.

King County Filipino Youth Grief Support Gatherings 

Dates: July 13th, July 27th, August 10th, August 24th
5pm - 6:30pm
Register here: www.tinyurl.com/fyresupport

This support group is for King County Filipino Youth (ages 12-24) who have experienced a death of a person in their community, family, or someone they cared about. In this group, you will meet with other King County Filipino Youth in building skills to cope with grief through art, Filipino culture, language, and self expression.

This program is made possible through a collaboration with API Chaya's FYRE (Filiipno Youth Reunite to Elevate) Program and Seattle Children's Hospital Journey Program.

All support group meetings are free to attend and will be held on zoom. Materials and Zoom links will be sent out before each session.

If you have any questions about this group or have access needs contact derek@apichaya.org

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite you to the 2021 TA (Teaching Assistant)
Program on Teaching & Learning. The program includes asynchronous workshops that are
available from September 16 to September 28, and synchronous sessions on Friday, September 17
and Monday, September 20.


The TA Program welcomes TAs to UW teaching and learning communities; provides TAs with
strategies and practices that support them in their work; connects TAs to instructional resources;
and assists TAs in developing questions about departmental norms. Zoom sessions and online
modules offer TAs evidence-based teaching strategies as well as opportunities to discuss teaching
with colleagues. Expe

rienced TAs lead 95% of the sessions and contribute to the design of the
online modules.
TA Program registration opens on July 6, 2021. Prior to registering, please review the program
schedule and your department’s expectations. Synchronous session space (Zoom) is limited, so
the earlier you register, the better. Find registration details and more information on the TA
Program website. There is no enrollment cap on asynchronous workshops.
Some of you may be unable to attend the synchronous portions of this year's TA Program because
of time zone differences or other constraints. You are welcome to participate in the asynchronous
portions of the program anytime between September 16-28. You may also consult online TA
Program materials and resources and our web resources Just forTAs.


We are glad you will be teaching at UW and look forward to meeting you virtually at the
program. Contact us (taconf@uw.edu) if you have any questions.

Do you want to write this summer? Meet others who are passionate in writing? 

We opened up another way for all of us to contribute to the Asian mental health conversation through writer submissions for our blog! As part of our mission, we want to uplift as many of the diverse narratives and experiences within our Asian community, especially in the realm of health and well-being.

You can upload a personal story surrounding Asian identity and mental health, but if you do not choose to share a narrative, your article (an opinion piece, analysis, etc) should still fit in those themes. To give some ideas, the Model Minority Myth, mental health communications within family, Asian discrimination, or health intersectionality in medical care and/or education are some possible topics. 

 

You do not have to be specifically East Asian to contribute; we encourage voices from all Asian backgrounds and ethnicities to join. 

All rough draft articles and outline ideas should be submitted by July 12th, Monday, 11:59 PM PST, and we will contact you immediately about the editing process. We will be working closely with the writers to make the extra edits, and we will roll out the articles in a steady stream throughout the summer.

 

Link to our submission form: https://tinyurl.com/aamhblog

You can contact aamhuw@gmail.com or @aamhuw (https://www.instagram.com/aamhuw/) on Instagram for questions.

GCIL 2022 is recruiting students!

 Interested in a study abroad program that offers hands-on, project-based learning about Grand Challenges and social innovation.  Grand Challenges Impact Lab (GCIL), a UW study abroad program in Bangalore, India, is recruiting students for their Winter 2022 program!

 Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity - things like food security, clean water, climate change, low-income housing, education in disadvantaged communities, and access to health care. GCIL empowers students to address Grand Challenges. Through GCIL, interdisciplinary teams of students are placed with an experienced local organization in Bangalore and are challenged to propose, test, and prototype solutions using tools of entrepreneurship and social innovation. 

 Watch 2 minute videos about past student projects here: 

 Well Connected

Parikrma mulam

Hasiru Mane

 Dates

Applications are OPEN. There is an application deadline of September 1st. Applications are available here.  

 GCIL study abroad includes a 1 credit Autumn-quarter course at UW Seattle, and a 15 credit Winter-quarter course (January 3, 2022 - March 11, 2022) in Bangalore, India. 

 Eligibility

GCIL is open to junior and senior undergraduate students and graduate students from any discipline. 

 Interested?

Join our virtual info sessions on zoom https://washington.zoom.us/j/5653906544

 

Wednesday, July 14th, at 10 am

Monday, July 26th, at 2 pm

Thursday, August 5th, at 12:30 pm

Wednesday, August 18th, at 5 pm

 

 If you are unavailable to join one of our live info sessions, here is an informational video that was made by one of our alumni: 

Informational Session Video

 

Sign up for our interest email list to receive notifications about upcoming information sessions and application deadlines. 

 

Follow us on Instagram or Twitter, or use this link (https://uwgcil.wixsite.com/uwgcil/2020) to read the blog and learn more about previous student experiences! 

 

For Public Health/Global Health Majors, GCIL can count as a capstone requirement within the major for seniors, and juniors who participate can earn 5 credits toward their electives. Professor Renee Heffron (rheffron@uw.edu) from SPH is an integral part of the GCIL program and is also available to answer any questions you might have. 

 

You can also email any questions to: gcil@uw.edu

A four-day virtual workshop for graduate students, designed to take your public health research skills to the next level.
Explore connections between public health, cancer, and the factors that impact them.

JULY 15-16 & JULY 19-20

  • Make connections with cancer researchers at Fred Hutch, the University of Washington and New Mexico State University
  • Build a foundation for scientific writing
  • Develop your resume/CV and interview skills

Sponsored by the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research, supported by NCI grants U54 CA132383 (NMSU) and U54 CA132381 (Fred Hutch).

CONTACT mdrennan@fredhutch.org FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

 


We invite you to join us for this upcoming webinar on June 30th, 2021 


Title:
Improving African Immigrant Health Through Research and Action

Description:
African immigrants in the United States are one of the fastest-growing immigrant communities. Too often their experiences are lumped in with the experiences of US-born Black Americans. Because of language, culture, the impact of migration, and other factors, African immigrants have needs and stories distinctively different from US-born Black Americans. This discussion will provide an overview on African immigrant health. It will also seek to highlight current research and increase awareness of the need for community-led research that supports service delivery and advocacy.

***Speakers TBA

 

Register HERE

 

 

 

 

The OWRC is excited to announce that our popular podcast on graduate writing, Write for Youhas released a new season! The podcast, created by our graduate coordinator Hope St. John, features open, interdisciplinary conversations about writing in graduate school from experienced graduate writers across disciplines, programs, and stages of writing. Focusing on the practice and process of writing, each episode of this five-part series brings together two graduate writers to share their graduate writing experiences, strategies, and encouragements for graduate students across campus.

Please inform any students, whether they are curious about writing in graduate school or current graduate students themselves, to check it out. Write For You is available for streaming on our websiteAnchor, and other major streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!

Conference Grants Available

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021

Acceptance Notifications: July 1, 2021

Understanding Interventions invites applications for conference grants from K-12 faculty, administrators, and staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, as well as faculty at all levels from Minority-Serving Institutions, Community Colleges, and Liberal Arts Colleges. Conference grants support attendance at the 2021 Annual UI Conference through registration. To apply for this grant, complete and submit the application by June 30, 2021.

 

Apply for Conference Grant

 Study & Research Abroad Panel

UW students and alums will share their experiences pursuing programs like Fulbright to fund their graduate level study or independent research abroad.

 

 International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S.

Hear from a panel of five current UW graduate students who will discuss their experiences and offer tips on applying for fellowships as international students.

  • Wednesday, June 30 | 6:00 p.m.
  • Register

 

The extraordinary global protests for racial justice in 2020 inspired social awakenings and many policy
shifts. We were challenged and moved to collective action and demanded change from ourselves and
our institutions. Our 2021 Public Service Weekend will draw upon lessons from Seattle about the ways
in which community-led advocacy and activism advances policy change at the local, state, and
regional level.


PUBLIC SERVICE WEEKEND: A
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
The extraordinary global protests for racial justice in 2020 inspired social awakenings and many policy
shifts. We were challenged and moved to collective action and demanded change from ourselves and
our institutions. Our 2021 Public Service Weekend will draw upon lessons from Seattle about the ways
in which community-led advocacy and activism advances policy change at the local, state, and
regional level.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Become more informed and engaged in the root causes of persistent social issues in Seattle and beyond.
• Gain a better understanding about local communitybased advocacy organizations advancing policies in
state governments.
• Interact with graduate students in public service and policy and learn tips on applying to grad school and
learn about careers in field of public service.

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY:

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS who are:

• Scholars and community leaders from across the country, interested in public service and leadership with a curiosity
about careers in non-profit, philanthropy, government, and/or private sectors.
• Passionate about solving complex problems and working together with others from a diversity of fields,
background, and perspectives.
• From historically underrepresented backgrounds from across the United State and/or with unrelenting passion
for working towards racial equity.

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Become more informed and engaged in the root causes of persistent social issues in Seattle and beyond.
• Gain a better understanding about local communitybased advocacy organizations advancing policies in
state governments.
• Interact with graduate students in public service and policy and learn tips on applying to grad school and
learn about careers in field of public service.
• Scholars and community leaders from across the country, interested in public service and leadership with a curiosity
about careers in non-profit, philanthropy, government, and/or private sectors.
• Passionate about solving complex problems and working together with others from a diversity of fields,
background, and perspectives.
• From historically underrepresented backgrounds from across the United State and/or with unrelenting passion
for working towards racial equity.

APPLY HERE BY JULY 25, 2021

T/TH 1:30-3:20 PM

SLN:17088

Contact: Joni Marts - jmarts@uw.edu

Instructor: Sabine Lang - salang@uw.edu 

Are you wondering how Germany and France deal with their rightwing reactionary parties?

Do you want to find out how Greek refugee camps are handling ongoing migration?

What do you think has inspired recent massive protest movements in Poland?

How do you see Spain dealing with its separation movements?

 

Take this class to explore these questions and more through a study of politics, societies, and cultures of European countries.

The CELE Center is seeking dynamic and community-minded graduate students to fill four distinct roles during the 2021-2022 academic year. Each role and the corresponding deadlines are summarized below; full position descriptions with application instructions are linked below and on the CELE Center website. Please help us spread the word and find amazing graduate student additions to the CELE Center team. 

 UCBI Mentors 

5 positions, $19/hour, 15 hours per week 

Hourly student mentors who facilitate school and community-based internships for undergraduate students in public schools and nonprofit organizations. UCBI Mentors work as s cohort to support undergraduate interns and school and community partner organizations. Ideal candidates have work and/or lived experience with community-based organizations, BIPOC communities, or social justice movements and a deep interest in facilitating undergraduate student learning. Priority deadline for applications is July 11.

 Graduate Staff Assistant for Evaluation and Assessment 

1 position, compensation in accordance with student standing per ASE labor contract, 220 hours per quarter--approximately 20 hours per week

The GSA will work with the CELE Center Leadership to support development and implementation of our Center-wide evaluation and assessment processes--revising current practice and helping us vision a shared assessment plan across Center programming. Ideal candidates will have experience with community engagement pedagogy and demonstrated proficiency with assessment tools and data management tasks. Priority deadline for applications is July 12.  

 Curriculum & Student Support Liaison 

1 position, $19/hour, 15 hours per week

This hourly role will work with our professional staff team on facilitator and student support for our practicum in community service (EDUC 401) courses. Ideal candidates will have experience working in K-12 education and a robust network of graduate student contacts with interest and experience in education policy and educational equity. Priority deadline for applications is July 14. 

 Husky Leadership Initiative Graduate Intern 

1 position, $19/hour, 14 hours per week 

The HLI intern is a key member of the team that implements the Husky Leadership Certificate program and supports other civic leadership programming within the Center. The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to supporting students’ socially responsible leadership learning and development. Priority date for applications is August 12. 

 

We seek competitive applications from individuals who fully embrace the University of Washington's commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive work team and to bringing these core values into our daily work with students, faculty, staff, and the communities in which and with whom we work.

 

Please visit the CELE Center’s website to learn more about each position and the programs they support.

 

 The NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (NSF GRFP) funds approximately 2,000 awards per year for research-based graduate study in science and engineering.

HOW MUCH: A $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition and fees for 3 years. 

ELIGIBILITY: U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents only, rising seniors and bachelor’s alumni planning to pursue research-based Master’s or PhD programs, current graduate students who have not previously applied while enrolled in a graduate program. Get more eligibility details here.

CRITERIA: Potential for significant contribution to scientific field and positive impact on society

 UPCOMING SESSIONS:

o   NSF GRFP INFO SESSION, Tuesday, June 22, 5:30-6:30pm PST, Register for this session

o  NSF GRFP INFO SESSION, Thursday, July 22, 5-6pm PST, Register for this session

o NSF GRFP FIRST-DRAFT STATEMENT WRITING WORKSHOP, Wednesday, July 28, 5-6pm PST, Register for this session

 o NSF GRFP INFO SESSION, Tuesday, September 14, 5:30-6:30pm PST. Register for this session

o  NSF GRFP PEER REVIEW WORKSHOP, Thursday, September 23, 4:30-5:30pm, PST. Register for this session 

 

QUESTIONS?

The Washington Research Foundation will be holding two virtual informational and Q&A sessions for those interested in applying to the WRF Venture Analyst Program. 

 Current Venture Analysts will be hosting two sessions (details below):

 6/23 Wednesday: 11 AM - 12 PM

 6/24 Thursday: 11 AM - 12 PM

 The Closing date for the application is end of the day on June 30, 2021

 WRF Venture Analyst Program Applications

http://wrfseattle.org/venture-analyst.php

Program Description

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) is seeking 2-4 Venture Analysts to assist with reviewing potential grants and investments. WRF is a private foundation based in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle that supports the development of groundbreaking technologies at non-profit research institutions in Washington state. WRF Capital is the investment vehicle for WRF and invests in startups based in Washington, with a special focus on spin-outs from the same nonprofit research institutions that are the focus of WRF grant-making.

Venture Analysts will perform background research on grant-making and investment opportunities currently under consideration by WRF. Analysts will gain a greater understanding of the process of commercialization as they work for a locally focused foundation and venture capital firm.

WRF Venture Analysts:

  • Work up to 10 hours per week remotely
  • Receive compensation of $30-40/hour
  • Are appointed for up to a year based on performance and mutual agreement

Applicants:

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must confirm with their school and advisor that they are eligible to work up to 10 hours a week outside of their school program
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate health degree (e.g. PharmD), a Ph.D. program in a STEM field such as chemistry, life science, information technology or engineering, or in a postdoctoral fellowship program at a Washington state research university such as UW, WSU, EWU, WWU and CWU. Please contact us with questions about the eligibility of other Washington-based institutions.
  • Must have the consent of their Ph.D. supervisor, academic advisor or P.I.
  • Must display a history of entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial thinking

o    Participation in entrepreneurship training (TEC certificate courses in Foster School, Program in Technology Commercialization, SEBA participation, Participation in HIC or Business Plan Competition) or prior business experience will strengthen your application but not be required

Contact Us

If you have further questions, please contact us at will@wrfcapital.com.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

As you contemplate your next steps after college, we invite you to a series of
workshops meant to help you prepare for a successful entry into the world of work.

Tuesday, June 22: Plan Your Next Step

1:00-1:30pm - Grad School: Now, Later, or Never?
1:45-2:15pm - Conscious Job Seeking: Assessing an Employer’s Commitment to DEI
2:30-3:00pm - How to Build a Network

Wednesday, June 23: Articulate Your Skills & Experiences

1:00-1:30pm - Best Practices for LinkedIn
1:45-2:15pm - Resume Writing Basics
2:30-3:00pm - How to Write a Cover Letter

Thursday, June 24: Succeed in the Job Market

1:00-1:30pm - Effective Job Search Strategies
1:45-2:15pm - Preparing for Interviews
2:30-3:20pm - Virtual Career Fair 101

Put your learning to use at the
Recent Graduate Job Fair | Tuesday, June 29, 1-4pm | bit.ly/Recent-Grad-Fair-21 

Career and Internship Center - UW

 

Registration is now open for the June 29th Tri-Campus Recent Graduate Job Fair, being hosted virtually in Handshake!

 

This is the last career fair before October 2021, and is specifically geared towards recent graduates – whether you graduated last weekend or anytime in the past year!  This unique fair gives recent grads the opportunity to connect with more than 40 employers, all of whom are hiring for full-time entry-level roles.

 

Learn more and register today at https://uw.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/23202 – we encourage early registration, as session times and employer availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Interested in employers’ commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion?  http://bit.ly/recentgradfairdei

 

First time attending a Career Fair hosted in Handshake? Check out our tips, best practices and advice here, and consider attending our “Virtual Career Fair 101” webinar on June 24th!

 

Questions? Email cicevents@uw.edu

Prof. Jason Frederick Lambacher

Hybrid course: Synchronous Wednesdays 9:40-11:50; Asynchronous throughout week.

Accommodation can be made for students unable to meet synchronously.

Writing credit available

UW Bothell and Tacoma students receive course credit at branch campus.

Canvas website: https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1459114

Course Description:

This course explores the concept of global civil society (GCS), a key and evolving feature of contemporary democratic theory and practice, as a platform for global justice struggles and transnational activism, especially surrounding issues of bodily harm and political inclusion. Social science studies currents of power and this class examines the role of participatory democracy in transnational politics. Sometimes this “people power” engages traditional authorities, other times global justice activism prefigures alternative models and experimental politics. The first part of the course looks at the historical and theoretical dimensions of global civil society and demonstrates how this "space" has recently been transformed through technology, media, and a variety of political and social forces. The rest of the course is issue-oriented and examines contemporary transnational social movements, global advocacy networks, and NGOs through human rights, feminist, indigenous, development, and environmental frames. We will approach the question of global justice from multiple viewpoints and explore intersections between academic and activist work. The world is currently dealing with intersecting crises of racial inequality, climate disruption and species extinctions, food insecurity, poverty, high unemployment, and rising nationalism and authoritarianism, all in the midst of a global pandemic. In keeping with doing good political science work, and in line with global justice activism, we will directly confront these realities even as we imagine radically different futures. Finally, because the class is both discussion-based and centered around student research (available as a W credit), student interests, questions, and energy will help to animate our vitally important course material.

If you have questions, please contact Political Science Advising at polsadvc@uw.edu.adv

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: August 23, 2021

 

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2021-22 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: www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/urls/

 

Undergraduate Research Leader Program Information Sessions

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:30PM-3:20 AM

Friday, August 6, 2021, 10:30AM- 11:20AM

 

Click here to RSVP!

 

 

Questions? Contact the URP Staff at urp@uw.edu 

 

 


The summer application period is open for all community college, undergraduate and graduate students to apply for a research presentation and a registration scholarship to attend the 2021 National Diversity in STEM Conference!

We encourage you to share this information with all your students as SACNAS has funds to support students interested in exploring education and careers in biomedical and behavioral related STEM fields. This will be their last chance to attend the National Diversity in STEM Conference for free!

Submit Your Research Presentation >>

Apply for a Registration Scholarship >>

Questions?


For any further questions about research presentations, please contact presentations@sacnas.org and for registration scholarship questions, contact travelscholarships@sacnas.org.

Open to all students in the 13 graduate Health Sciences professional programs, in the schools of Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Dentistry!

 Sign up now for Introduction to Advocacy for the Health Professions - UCONJ 646!

  • Learn from advocacy and topic specific experts about fundamental elements of health advocacy.
  • Develop hands-on skills for moving beyond witnessing health disparities to upstream action rooted in community-centered advocacy.
  • See attached flyer for details

Course details:

  • Fall quarter 2021
  • One Credit, CR/NC
  • Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm
  • Online only

Contact Leonora Clarke at clarkel@uw.ed for an add code or with questions!

Each year, the Interprofessional Service Learning community at UW Health Sciences selects, from a list of titles nominated by the Health Sciences community, a book that our community can engage in together. A Common Book is one we hope will serve as a platform for health sciences students, staff, and faculty across professions to engage in and learn together about a matter of common importance. Above all, the selection needs to be relevant to all UW Health Sciences students and relevant to a current issue of importance.

 We’re running a bit behind this year, so Please complete the 2021-22 Common Book Nomination Form ASAP. 

We hope to hear about books that are:

  • Related to issues of social justice (amplifies marginalized/stigmatized voices, etc.)
  • Relevant to all of the health sciences schools
  • Locally relevant (are the issues addressed present in our community)
  • Low-cost and accessible
  • You may also want to consider length and readability, to make it possible for more folks to accommodate.

Below is a list of Common Book titles since the inception of the program, for reference:

Year

Common Book

Theme

Author

2011-12

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Health care in a low-resource country

Tracy Kidder

2012-13

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Cross cultural medicine/immigrant healthcare

Anne Fadiman

2013-14

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Addiction/ harm reduction

Gabor Mate

2014-15

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

Migrant farm worker health

Seth Holmes

2015-16

The New Jim Crow

Racism/mass incarceration

Michelle Alexander

2016-17

Catching Homelessness

Homelessness

Josephine Ensign

2017-18

Changing Planet Changing Health

Health effects of climate change

Ferber & Epstein

2018-19

Marbles; mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me

Mental Health, stigmatized identities

Ellen Forney

2019-20

So you want to talk about race

Racism

Ijeoma Oluo

2020-21

How to Be an Antiracist

Racism/Antiracism

Ibram X. Kendi

 

 

Please contact Rachel Lazzar – rlazzar@uw.edu if you have any questions.