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Event: IslandWood’s Multicultural Environmental Education Conference (06/04/16)

IslandWood LogoIslandWood students are putting on a Multicultural Environmental Education Conference next Saturday, June 4th at Antioch University in Seattle. The event is free and lunch will be provided for attendees. Please spread the word to students or staff with an interest in multicultural and/or environmental education. More information about the event can be found on the registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-islandwood-multicultural-environmental-education-conference-celebrating-expanding-voices-in-tickets-24522731149


Leadership Opportunity: Future Women In Government Program (Applications Due: 04/04/16)

Women in Government LogoMy name is Katie Lanzarotto, and I am the Policy Associate at Women In Government (WIG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators based in Washington, DC. I am contacting you to help recruit young women for Future Women In Government, a leadership program developed by WIG in 2013 that takes place at each of our regional conferences. This year, our 19th Annual Western Conference is taking place from May 20th in Seattle, Washington!

The purpose of the program is to demonstrate hands-on leadership and mentoring for the next generation of women civic and political leaders. Impetus for this program came from the “Teach a Girl to Lead” project sponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and the goals of the White House Council on Women and Girls Leadership. This program will give student participants a chance to connect with state legislators from across the country and leaders in the private sector to facilitate a deeper discussion on women in leadership.

Participants are invited to join us for our programming all day Friday, May 20, including breakfast and dinner. Participants’ conference costs will be underwritten by WIG (e.g., registration, parking, and meals). We recommend that students be located in the Seattle area since WIG will not provide overnight hotel accommodations.

We ask that you please forward this information to female students who may be interested in applying to this program. Attached is the application as well as some more information about the program and guidelines for applying. We have room for seven participants, and we hope to have young women who are engaged and passionate about leadership. We will need to receive completed applications by 11:59 pm EST on April 4, 2016.  Late applications will not be considered.

Completed applications, as well as any questions or concerns, can be sent to myself via email: klanzarotto@womeningovernment.org

We look forward to forging leadership connections and providing students with an exciting opportunity to network with strong women leaders. You can visit our Future Women In Government webpage, where the application is also available: http://www.womeningovernment.org/about/FutureWIG

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Conference: 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (Applications Due: 02/22/16)

The application for the 19th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 20, 2016 in Mary Gates Hall

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,000 students participated in this exciting event. 

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 22, 2016.

Inter­ested stu­dents are also encour­aged to attend one of our upcom­ing Sym­po­sium Info Ses­sions and to register for one of our Abstract Writ­ing Work­shops to assist you with your application. The first Information Session is Monday, January 25, 2:30-3:20 PM.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

If you have any questions, contact urp@uw.edu.

P.S. You need not have results of your research by the February application deadline – In fact, most students will not have results until May. Come to an Abstract Writing Workshop to learn more about how you can write a compelling abstract for your in-process project!

Call for Papers: Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science & Engineering

Call for Proposals / Call for Abstracts:
The 3rd Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering and The 6th Annual Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology Conference
at The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas http://values.utdallas.edu
Richardson, Texas, USA
May 19-22, 2016

This conference aims to promote ethically responsible and socially beneficial scientific research and technological innovation, primarily through philosophical/humanistic engagement with science, engineering, and medicine and through reflection on their role in society. The conferences goal is also to improve the capacity of philosophers of all specializations to collaborate and engage with scientists, engineers, policymakers, and a wide range of publics, as well as to promote philosophic reflection by these latter groups, and also by historians, humanists, and social scientists about the role of science in society.

We seek proposals for presentations, panels, and discussions for our annual meeting of work that furthers these aims.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:
* Social justice issues in science, engineering, and medicine
* Ethics education in science and engineering
* Public understanding and communication of science and medicine
* Rethinking broader impacts and responsible conduct of research
* Science and politics; democratization of science; science advising
* Analyses of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and stakeholder participation

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Conference: Pacific Northwest History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) Workshop (10/24/15)

The Pacific Northwest HPS Workshop will take place on October 24 at the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center.  We invite you to join us. Also please feel free to extend this invitation to relevant colleagues, graduate students, and undergraduates.

The basic format for the day’s events will include six talks and a concluding panel session for more general discussion of HPS scholarship. The program will begin at 9:00 am and conclude around 6:00 pm.  We will provide continental breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks for all participants.

Due to support from a generous donor, there will be no fee to attend the event, but we do request that folks register so that we have a reasonable estimate of the number of people attending.  To register, all you need to do is email awoody@uw.edu (by Oct 12) with your name and institutional affiliation.  Also, because we will be providing food, please let us know of relevant dietary restrictions.

List of speakers and titles:
– Holly Andersen (Philosophy, Simon Fraser University), “Temporal experience in James and Hodgson: the interactions between early Psychology and late British Empiricism”
– Richard H. Beyler (History, Portland State University), “Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Disciplinary Anthropomorphism in Inter-War Biophysics”
– Paul L. Franco, (Philosophy, University of Washington), “Like offering a text-book…to someone who says (with a sigh)…that he wished he understood…the human heart’: ‘Ordinary Language’ Critiques of Logical Positivism”
– Laura Harkewicz (History and Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington) “The ‘Literature of Reality’: How the Bravo Medical Program Became a Human Radiation Experiment”
– Conor Mayo-Wilson (Philosophy, University of Washington), Exact Constructions in Descartes’ Geometry
– Daniel Steel, (W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia), “Confronting Ibsen’s Predicament: Epistemic Priority and Aims Approaches to Values in Science”
– Panel discussion led by Margaret Schabas (Philosophy, University of British Columbia) and Bruce Hevly (History, University of Washington)

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Conference: Eighth Joint Meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the History of Science Society (Abstract Deadline: 12/04/15)

Three Societies Meeting 2016 Conference LogoThe eighth joint meeting of the British Society for the History of Science, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, and the History of Science Society will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Previous successful meetings were in Philadelphia (2012), Oxford (2008), Halifax, Nova Scotia (2004), St Louis (2000), Edinburgh (1996), Toronto (1992), and Manchester (1988).

The theme of the meeting will be ‘Transitions.’  Although presenters are not confined to this theme, the Program Committee is seeking papers or sessions that reflect this theme and encourages participants to consider the broader scientific, scholarly and social implications associated with moments of scientific transition. Transitions might include such ideas as moving from one scientific meme to another, one locality to another or generational change.

The programme will include themed sessions, plenary lectures and panels. A typical presentation will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions, but special sessions such as round tables and panels will be accommodated.

The conference will take place at the University of Alberta. Founded in 1905, U of A is located in Edmonton, Canada’s most northern major city. Edmonton is known as the ‘Gateway to the North’ and is the capital of the province. It is a major economic and cultural hub, situated on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The conference will include education and outreach activities, a reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta and a Conference Dinner. Delegates can explore the vibrant arts scene, and there are many festivals in June, including the Edmonton International Jazz Festival. Accommodation will be available on campus and near campus.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals for sessions or individual papers based around the conference theme from researchers at all stages of their careers. Participation is in no way limited to members of the three organising societies, but there will be a discount for members.  Intending participants should also note that the usual HSS rules concerning presenting at successive conferences do not apply to this meeting.

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Conference: Annual Bio­med­ical Research Con­fer­ence for Minor­ity Stu­dents (ABRCMS) (Abstract Deadline: 09/11/15)

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 2015ABRCMS brings together some of the bright­est stu­dents in the STEM fields to net­work with each other and those already estab­lished. The expe­ri­ence is immea­sur­able.”
–2014 ABRCMS Attendee

The Annual Bio­med­ical Research Con­fer­ence for Minor­ity Stu­dents (ABRCMS) pro­vides the oppor­tu­nity for stu­dents to:
• present their research through a poster or oral pre­sen­ta­tion,
• expand their sci­en­tific and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment through inno­v­a­tive ses­sions,
• inter­act with peers through mul­ti­ple net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and
• learn about grad­u­ate schools, sum­mer research oppor­tu­ni­ties, and post­doc­toral fel­low­ships through the robust exhibits program.

Encour­age your stu­dents con­duct­ing sum­mer research to sub­mit an abstract to ABRCMS.
Abstract Sub­mis­sions Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 11
• Stu­dent Travel Award Dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 11

Make an impact. Men­tor the next gen­er­a­tion of sci­en­tists at ABRCMS. Judges’ Travel Sub­sidy is avail­able.
• Judges’ Travel Sub­sidy: Sep­tem­ber 25
• ASM-LINK Under­grad­u­ate Fac­ulty Research Ini­tia­tive Fel­low­ship: Sep­tem­ber 1

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