Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2016-17 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 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.
More information and application available here: www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/urls/
Questions? Contact the URP Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 543-4282
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 email@example.com.
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!
Enroll in Research Exposed! for Winter Quarter (General Studies 391 D, 1-credit)
Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.
Presentations by UW faculty from diverse fields focus on their own cutting-edge research and how undergraduates can get involved in the knowledge-making process at this research university. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.
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Applying for Summer Research Programs Workshops (Undergraduate Research Program)
Thinking of applying for summer research programs? Come learn how to approach the application process, write the personal statement, ask faculty for letters of recommendation, and get the most out of your summer research experience.
Thursday, December 3rd, 3:30 – 4:30 171 MGH
Friday, December 4th, 3:30 – 4:30 171 MGH
Friday, January 8th, 3:30 – 4:30 171 MGH
Wednesday, January 13th, 2:30 – 3:30 171 MGH
Register here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/257
Join us for the Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair on Oct. 29, 10am-2pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.
The list of participating scholarship programs is available at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.
Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 10:30am
Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) – 11:30am
Marshall Scholarship Program – 12:30pm
Phillip Yin & Friends American Dream Foundation – 1:30pm
Please see http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.
Plan to stop by the Fair on Oct. 29! And please contact us if you have questions.
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) helps students in all fields to enrich their academic experience by engaging in exciting hands-on research with UW faculty. URP offers courses, workshops, advising, and resources to help students find year-round and summer research opportunities, get academic credit, present their work, and obtain funding.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get involved or further your engagement in research, follow our 2-step process below.
Undergraduate Research Program Info Sessions & Advising
STEP 1: Undergraduate Research Info Sessions
If you’re looking to get started in research, this is the info session for you!
Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help students pursue their research interests. The sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns.
Every Friday in Autumn Quarter, 2:30 – 3:20 p.m., 171 Mary Gates Hall
Sign up here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/160
STEP 2: Autumn Quarter Drop-In Advising*
One-on-one or small group advising for students who have attended a URP Info Session or are already involved in research.
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. &
Thursdays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary to meet with an adviser. Just check in at the front desk in Mary Gates Hall 171 when you arrive during drop-in hours.
If these times do not work for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with several dates and times you’re available for the following week, and we will work on setting you up with an appointment.