Job Opportunity: Study Skills Instructor – University of Washington Upward Bound Program (Priority Application Deadline: 05/19/17)

University of Washington Math Science Upward Bound LogoThere is an exciting opening for a Study Skills Instructor with the University of Washington Upward Bound program. Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to empower potentially first generation college students and students from low-income families to graduate from high school, enroll in college, and earn college degrees. The program seeks an individual with a strong math and teaching background who has a passion for programs designed to provide services for underserved students. Primary responsibilities include teaching and tutoring high school math subjects from algebra 1 through calculus, developing and delivering SAT preparation curriculum, and managing a student caseload.

Read the full job description and apply here: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=144428 or visit UW Hires site and search for requisition #14428.

The priority application deadline is May 19, 2017.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Education Instructor – Mount Rainier Institute (Application Deadline: 07/07/17)

EE Instructor
Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 7, 2017, 4:30pm
Organization: Mount Rainier Institute-University of Washington

Job Description:
Environmental Education Instructors are key members of the program staff. They lead youth and adults through field science investigations, and teach a variety of topics such as bio-diversity, natural history, forestry, resource management, and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest. EE Instructors have the opportunity for professional growth through the development of their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of ongoing development of a relatively new residential environmental education program.

Term of Position: Fall 2017 season is late August through mid-November, may involve weekend and evening hours. Shared housing will be provided for a modest monthly rental fee.

Mount Rainier Institute is committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, or gender.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead students through Mount Rainier Institute programs in natural and cultural history, inquiry-based field investigations, and resource stewardship for youth and adults; primarily students in grades 3-12.
  • Lead half-day and day-long educational hikes (including using snowshoes) on Pack Forest and Mount Rainier National Park trails.
  • Assist in the design of customized environmental and science education programs for students of all ages.
  • Attend training and regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of program participants.
  • Conduct evening and weekend programs as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of all program supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assist with other duties as required.

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Americorps Opportunities with UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project (Applications Due: 05/08/17)

AmeriCorps LogoThe UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2017-2018. Applications due May 8th.

Were you involved in the K-12 tutoring or mentoring at the UW? If so, we encourage you to apply!

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support students on cam­pus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and working with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in our programs, support tutors and mentors on campus, and assist staff with programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st, 2017-July 15th, 2018.

Read the Position Descriptions for Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member and The Dream Project AmeriCorps Member.
If you are ready to submit your application now, you can do so here.
The application deadline is Monday, May 8th, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Dana at danaw4@uw.edu
Dream Project: Amrita at heera@uw.edu or Nicole at npg324@uw.edu

You are also welcome to talk with other staff members of Pipeline or Dream Project.

Outdoor Education Lecture and Course

The College of Education is hosting faculty from our partner institution in Norway for a lecture on May 4th at 4:30PM. At this event, students will engage in meaningful discussion about the impact of outdoor education on children and youth.

Additionally, the College of Education will be offering a 499 course on this topic during Winter and Spring, 2018. The course will be open to undergraduate and graduate students. NW credit awarded for both courses. Priority course registration will be given to students who attend the May 4th event.

More details in the attached flyer. RSVP required.

Outdoor Education Event & Course

Funding Opportunity: Library Research Award for Undergraduates (Application Deadline: 05/15/17)

The UW Libraries is currently accepting student research projects to be considered for the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. The deadline is May 15th and based on previous years, students have a 1 in 5 chance of winning an award!

Full information and website link:

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.  New this year: additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 15, 2017, by 5:00pm PDT.

Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.

 

If you have questions, please email libaward@uw.edu.

Lecture Series: Spring 2017 Genomics Salon

See below for a schedule of Spring Quarter Genomics Salon activities.

Thursday April 6, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege S-110)
Salon XVI: Science communication in the age of social media
April Lo (Genome Sciences) and Orlando de Lange (Electrical Engineering)
Twitter, facebook, youtube and reddit – more ways than ever to communicate your science, and also more ways to get trolled, ignored and echo-chambered. How successfully are scientists navigating these new and potentially treacherous waters?

Thursday April 13, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege auditorium)
Salon XVII: Science communication: Life on the front lines 
Jen McCreight (Genome Sciences), Michelle Ma (UW Today), Sabrina Richards (FHCRC)

*Note that this session will be held in Foege auditorium.* This special session of the Genomics Salon invites speakers to address how science is and should be communicated to the public, with an emphasis on written media, and asks how scientists can get involved. Jennifer McCreight, a recent Genome Sciences graduate, has blogged as The Blag Hag and at The Jenome. Michelle Ma is the assistant director of UW Office of News and Information. Sabrina Richards is a science news writer at the Fred Hutch.

Wednesday April 19, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege N-130)
Salon XVIII: Translating infectious-disease research into public policy
Marc Lipsitch (Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

*Note that this session will be held in Foege N-130.* Influenza can cause global pandemics when strains from birds or pigs make the jump into humans. Although many scientists are working predict which strains might cause future pandemics, gaps in our knowledge of influenza biology substantially limit our predictive abilities. This session will explore the extent that we can rely on these predictions to guide public-health policy. What level of certainty, and about what, do decision makers need to enact costly preventative measures such as poultry culling or vaccine stockpiling? Some experiments on non-human influenza that aim to refine these predictions can also pose a threat to public health (e.g., if these strains are accidentally released from the lab). We will also discuss ethical considerations behind this kind of dual-use research on infectious diseases.

Thursday April 27, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege S-110)
Salon XIX: Science advocacy
Cecilia Noecker (Genome Sciences) and Elyse Hope (Genome Sciences)
Scientists are in the news and taking to the streets. Should we lean into this politicization or resist it? Should we advocate for scientific results or the scientific process? And where does science communication end and advocacy begin?

Wednesday May 3, 2017, 5:30pm (Foege auditorium)
Salon XX: Movie night: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

*Note that this session will be held in Foege auditorium, on a Wednesday, at 5:30pm.* Join us for a screening of the new HBO movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This movie explores the true story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cancer cells were used by researchers, without her consent, to conduct life-saving research.

Thursday evenings May 4, 11, 18, and Saturday afternoon June 10
Workshops: Science communication streams
Bryce Taylor (TALK), Katherine Xue (WRITE), and Orlando de Lange (CONNECT)
This month-long workshop series will explore three modes of science communication: TALKWRITE, and CONNECT. In the TALK stream, participants will workshop presentations for a variety of informal settings. In the WRITE stream, participants will produce a piece of writing that creatively and critically approaches scientific concepts. In the CONNECT stream, participants will explore how new technologies and innovations are democratizing the process of science. The workshops will culminate in a half-day session on Saturday, June 10, which will also feature a special plenary session on science activism (Hannah Gelman, GS). Check out the full syllabus for each workshop here, and sign up here by April 4 to have the best chance of securing a spot.