UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 10 – Spring 2024

Happy Week 10 of Spring Quarter, Honors Huskies! We wish you the best of luck on your finals this week and the next. It’s Thursday afternoon which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the exciting new events and cool opportunities, linked below.

Check out this week’s Honors Community Spotlight!

Click here to read more about these Honors students and the impactful research they have been doing!

Honors Events and Opportunities

Opportunities

Events


Dr. Carey Jackson Reflects on Rome

Nineteen undergraduate Honors students (and two Professors) went to the University of Washington Rome Center in the Winter 2024 Quarter to study migration, immigration law and the connections between the U.S. and Italy. The Global Refugee Crisis Program: From Devastation to Diaspora focuses on the lived experience of refugees and asylum seekers as they traverse the extensive journey from their home country to the country of final asylum.

Written by Dr. Jonathan Carey Jackson, the leader of the Honors in Rome study aboard in Winter 2024 and a professor in the Department of Medicine, this piece speaks to the power of interdisciplinary learning and place-based learning.

Click here to read the full article.


2024-25 Undergraduate Research Leader Program Applications

The Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) are a team of undergraduates researchers passionate about promoting access to undergraduate research opportunities in all fields. URLs come from a wide variety of disciplines and support the Office of Undergraduate Research mission through peer advising, conducting outreach, and organizing events. They provide critical perspective to Office of Undergraduate Research programs by sharing their unique personal experiences with undergraduate research at the UW. 

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 

Eligibility 

  • Must be a current UW undergraduate student. 
  • Must have at least 3 quarters of research experience OR have completed an intensive, full-time summer research experience by the start of Fall 2024. 
  • URLs will receive a scholarship of $200 each quarter and are expected to commit at least 1-2 hours per week to the position. More detailed information and the application link can be found on our website.  

Students from underrepresented backgrounds and/or research experience in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or computer science are especially encouraged to apply. Please feel free to reach out to our office at undergradresearch@uw.edu if you have any questions about the program! 


Engineering Internship Opportunity

Tom Mikolyuk is looking for a Hardware Engineering intern for Summer 2024 to contribute to the design, development, and manufacturing of Chiplytics products. The work will be primarily focused on improving the functionality and usability of core components of the Microelectronics Inspection Platform as we launch it to our first customers. This role has the potential to grow into a variety of sub-disciplines of product development, including low-volume manufacturing, human-centered design, and mechatronics. You will work closely with and report directly to the Product Development Engineer at Chiplytics. 

Responsibilities

  1. Conceptualize, design, prototype, and test electromechanical components for our data-driven microelectronics inspection technology
  2. Analyze the function and usability of existing electromechanical systems to define design and bill of materials improvements
  3. Prepare mechanical drawings and product renders to communicate designs to vendors, external partners, and teammates
  4. Participate in regular design and assembly reviews
  5. Maintain documentation and reports related to designs and tests
  6. Research and suggest improvements to materials, processes, and equipment as needed

Requirements 

  1. Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  2. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  3. Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  4. Experience with mechanical CAD systems (SOLIDWORKS preferred)
  5. Experience with 3D printing, CNC machining, and other rapid prototyping techniques
  6. Capacity to work 20 hours per week, in-person at our Seattle (Belltown) office, from early July 2024 to mid-September 2024
  7. Experience with programming in Python and on hardware platforms including Arduino and Raspberry Pi is a plus
  8. Experience with robotics, human factors engineering, and industrial manufacturing processes is a plus

Compensation

  • $22/hour

How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  • a PDF of your resume to Handshake and
  • email a STEP file of your response to the CAD challenge to tom(at)chiplytics(dot)io

Deadline is June 5th at 11:59pm.


LaShawnDa Pittman Book Launch

Join LaShawnDa Pittman for a book launch to celebrate her bookGrandmothering While Black: A Twenty-First Century Story of Love, Coercion, and Survival. This book explores the lives of Black grandmothers raising their grandchildren in skipped-generation households and the struggles they face while maneuvering around legal and social barriers. Dr. Pittman is an Associate Professor of American Ethnic studies and has recently been awarded the Hanauer Professorship.

The first half of the event will be dedicated to a discussion about the book, including a Q & A with the author and a book signing. Be sure to RSVP for the second half of the event, the reception, to make sure there is enough snacks to go around!

RSVP here to make sure you get a spot!


Open UK Scholarship Applications

UK Scholarships: 2025-26 graduate-level studies/research supported by the Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Rhodes Scholarships

Interested in pursuing graduate study and/or research at a university in the UK starting in fall 2025? Consider whether these scholarship programs fit your interests and goals. Most require university nomination to apply (but not all). Get more details, information, tips and advice about exploring UK graduate programs and applying for UW nomination through our Global Fellowships Prep resources. 

  >>  Gates Cambridge Scholarships: Supports 1-4 years of graduate study at Cambridge University. Open to citizens of any country outside the UK considering almost any graduate-level program at Cambridge.

  >>  Rhodes Scholarships: Provides funding for 2-3 years at Oxford University. Open to citizens of any country, and eligibility requirements and nomination processes vary by country. US applicant eligibility requirements include a 3.7 GPA or higher and 18-23 years old by Oct. 1, 2024, or up to 27 years old if you will complete your first degree after 10/1/23.

  >>  Marshall Scholarships: Provide 1-2 years of funding to study at any university in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship, 3.7 GPA or higher, and earn a first bachelor’s degree anytime between April 2022-August 2025.

  >>  Churchill Scholarships: Support one year of graduate study in mathematics, science and engineering fields, or science policy at Cambridge University. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship and graduation anytime between fall 2023 and summer 2025.

UW Application for Nomination: https://new.expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/730

UW Application Deadline: June 20, 2024 

Questions? Please feel welcome to reach out to me anytime at robinc@uw.edu or in MGH 171! And please join us for Global Fellowships Prep to get additional resources and support.


King County Elections Internship

Check out this great Civic Engagement internship opportunity with King County Elections for the next academic year!


Scholarship Opportunities

**FAO Schwarz FellowshipThe Foundation supports outstanding recent college graduates with paid, two-year Fellowship positions each year. Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in three cities: Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Alumni of the Fellowship program go on to hold leadership roles at nonprofit or public service organizations and programs, attend prestigious graduate programs, and start their own organizations. This selective, domestic Fellowship is one of a few programs of its kind focused on social impact leadership. Learn about the Fellowship program from current Fellows at an Info Session: Sign up here. 

**Fashion Scholarship Fund 2025 application link: https://webportalapp.com/sp/25_fashionscholarshipfund

FSF’s Summer Scholar Series launches on June 4th — it is eight weeks of robust virtual programming and consists of two components: 

  • Workforce Preparedness Courses: four virtual sessions dedicated to each of our FSF Case Study disciplines: Business Strategy, Design and Product Development, Marketing and Merchandising. Each class will include a panel discussion with industry professionals – providing an informative overview of a career in each of those fields. We’ll then deep dive into the respective 2025 FSF Case Study Prompt to help prepare Scholar Applicants pursuing that discipline. 
  • Master Classes: these sessions, which will be featured throughout the eight-week program, will allow Scholars, Scholar Applicants and Alumni to hear from industry experts on relevant topics and current challenges of the industry. 

**The Kennedy Drayton Scholarship provides $2,500 a year in financial support (renewable for a second year for a total of $5,000) to undergraduate students with financial need, incoming to the University of Washington, who demonstrate commitment to the principles of justice, equality, and diversity. The deadline for the scholarship has been extended to Monday, June 3. 

More information, and link to the application form: https://labor.washington.edu/kennedydrayton

For any questions, please reach out to Sai Ahmed at ypahmed@uw.edu.

**Are you interested in FUNDED graduate study, research or English teaching overseas? 

Learn more about Global Fellowships Prep (GFP) and join a session to start the application process!

Join us on Wednesday June 5, 3:30-5 PM at an Ask an Advisor session!

Register here for the zoom link and drop in to brainstorm with us. Any and all questions welcome!!


Counseling Center Updates

As we approach the end of Spring Quarter, this is/can be a stressful time.  If students need to see a counselor, the Counseling Center is available.  Currently, we have openings this week for new clients. Students can schedule online or call 206-543-1240.

Of course, Husky Helpline is available for same-day consultation with a counselor, 24/7.


End of Quarter Reminders

Current Quarter Drop Process

Use the Current Quarter Drop by the last day of instruction each quarter to drop one class or, to drop more than one class or withdraw from the quarter entirely, use the Adviser Assisted Drop Request Process.

S/NS Grading Option Change Process

Use the S/NS Grading Option Change Process by the last day of the quarter to set your grade mode for eligible classes to S/NS or numeric grading
Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option with a $20 feeDeadline: Friday, June 7, 2024

Graduating spring 2024?

For those of you graduating at the end of the quarter, congratulations!

While spring quarter grades are due at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, and posted to transcripts the following day, it may take several weeks once the quarter has ended for your degree to be granted and posted to your transcript.

Students who have completed all requirements to graduate will get an email confirming their official graduation status once their degree is granted. This email will have the subject “University of Washington Notification of Degree Posting: Next Steps.” It will be sent from registra@uw.edu to your uw.edu email address. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to set up email forwarding from your UW email account, as you will lose access to your UW email in the months following your last quarter of registration.

Once you receive this email, review your unofficial transcript on MyUW and verify that what has been posted on your transcript matches your degree, major and minor expectations. If there are any discrepancies, reach out to your academic adviser as soon as possible; you will have 45 days from the date of the email to notify our office of any errors. After that time, no other changes can be made to your academic record once your degree has been posted.

If you do not receive this email within a month after the quarter has ended, and do not see your degree post on your unofficial transcript, you have not graduated (even if you attended the Commencement ceremony or your departmental graduation ceremony). Reach out to your adviser as soon as possible to follow up on your graduation status


Volunteer with K-12 Students and Earn Credit

Want to volunteer with K-12 students and earn credit? The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center offers courses for UW students to earn academic credit while volunteering in K-12 schools! If you are interested in educational equity and gaining direct-service experience working with K-12 students, then we encourage you to enroll in our courses. Our courses are variable credit, count towards the ELS and Leadership minors, and are graded CR/NC. To get started, consider registering for the below classes on MyPlan:  

EDUC 260 A/B: Equity Issues in K-12 Education (1 credit)

When: A Section on Mondays, 1:00pm-2:20pm

      B Section on Mondays, 10:00am-11:20am  

Modality: In-Person 

EDUC 260 is a community-engaged course designed to prepare University of Washington students for a mentoring and tutoring relationship with K-12 students at local partner schools, either in an academic tutor or a post-secondary planning capacity. The course’s purpose is to strengthen student consciousness of self, of others, and community to be applied to practice. *Pre/co-requisite course for EDUC 401  

EDUC 401 A/B: Practicum in Community Service Activity (1-6 credits)

When: A Section BIWEEKLY on Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:50 pm 

            B Section BIWEEKLY on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm-5:20 pm 

Modality: In-Person  

EDUC 401 A and B are CELE community-engaged courses designed to prepare University of Washington students for an academic tutoring or mentoring relationship with K-12 students at local partner K-12 schools. Students will be matched with a volunteer site, or can choose their own site, and will volunteer on a weekly basis. Tutors will build teaching and academic support skills through coursework and in-person volunteering. EDUC 401 classes are meant for tutors to reflect on their direct community engagement experience. Credit is earned through attendance, assignments, and the completion of required service hours (to be fulfilled through tutoring at schools and professional development sessions). 

*Co-registration in 260 required for all first-time 401 A/B students

**EDUC 401 is also offered summer quarter!

EDUC 401 C: Practicum in Community Service Activity (1-6 credits)

When: Asynchronous

Modality: Virtual 

EDUC 401 C is for returning tutors and mentors. Students must have taken and passed EDUC 401 A or B and EDUC 260. First class session meets sychronously online, and subsequent sessions are asychronous online. Tutors/mentors will either continue the same volunteer site placement they have done previously, or choose a new volunteer site. Assignments expand on previous 401 A/B material and focus on advanced reflection topics and in-depth issues in K-12 education. Credit is earned through attendance, assignments, and the completion of required service hours (to be fulfilled through tutoring at schools and professional development sessions). 

*Pre-requisite: EDUC 260 and EDUC 401A/B 

You can find out more information on our website, located here. If you have any questions about registration or curriculum, please email celecenter@uw.edu.


Hiring Student-Athlete Tutors

Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) is beginning the hiring process for 2024-2025 peer tutors! We are looking to add highly motivated and talented student tutors to our team for the upcoming school year. 

UW students can view the job description and get directions on how to apply through Handshake (or through the attached document). We are accepting applications through September and will review them on a rolling basis, with the first batch of applications being reviewed in mid-July.  We are currently accepting applications for all subject areas! 

Job link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/8963345   |    Job # 8963345


Call for Submissions for Honors Publications Contest

For years, NCHC has proudly hosted an Honors Newsletter Competition. As of 2024, NCHC is proud to host an annual Honors Publications Contest. Any current member of NCHC is invited to participate if your honors program or college has its own publication. Valid submissions include newsletters, magazines, or journals that are produced in-print, electronically, or both. Both student-run publications and faculty/administrator/student-run publications are eligible. Contest Eligibility·  Any active member of NCHC with a publication that fits into one of the categories is eligible to submit.·  All publications in the “student published” categories may be re-submitted for the contest every year.·  Winners in the “faculty/administrator/student” categories are ineligible for the contest the year immediately following their award. Work will be judged and up to three awards will be given in each publication category. Winning publications will be recognized at the NCHC24 Conference awards ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri.

Enter the Honors Publications Contest

Contest Closes June 30, 2024

Questions concerning the nature of the contest can be directed to Kat MacDonald. Technical questions concerning the submission process should be directed to the NCHC Office at hello@nchchonors.org.


CELE Student Opportunities

  • Register: CELE K-12 Tutors and Mentors for Autumn 2024  

Passionate about educational equity and interested in gaining experience working with K-12 students from diverse backgrounds?  Tutoring and mentoring are rewarding experiences and a great way to engage with the local community.  Enroll in EDUC 260 and 401 in Autumn quarter 2024 to learn about K-12 educational equity issues while tutoring in a K-12 Seattle Public School classroom or mentoring high school students in post-secondary planning.  Enroll during Spring 2024 course registration period. Visit our website to learn more.

  • Register: LEAD 100 for Autumn 2024 

Are you looking for a unique course to help you develop your own leadership potential and make a positive difference in your communities?  Through exploring contemporary leadership theories with a critical lens and engaging in activities to translate theory into practice, LEAD 100 (Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice) aims to give students the knowledge and tools to practice authentic and socially responsible leadership.  This course is designed as the first of three required courses for the Minor in Leadership. Offered M&W 3:30-5:20 p.m.  SLN: 17860 

  • Apply: Work Study Tutors 

Work Study Tutors is a program where UW students tutor 6-19 hours/week at target schools in Seattle. Tutors focus on reading skills with elementary school students or math skills with K-9th graders. Tutors build strong relationships with youth by making a commitment to their tutoring site for two consecutive quarters during the academic year (Fall or Winter quarter start). Tutors support the Seattle Public Schools’ effort to promote educational equity for all students, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Tutors must be federal work-study eligible. Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Visit our website to learn more and apply.  

  • Apply: College and Career Readiness Assistants 

Dream Project is hiring undergraduate students to serve as College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) interns at local high schools and middle schools for the 2024-2025 school year.  CCRA interns will directly mentor and support middle and/or high school students to support post-secondary preparation & planning including but not limited to working with students on: college applications, financial aid, scholarship searching, and career exploration. This is an academic year long paid internship through federal work-study. Undocumented students are also eligible to apply! CCRAs work at their school placement site for 10-12 hours/week, attend bi-weekly professional development sessions, and meet with a graduate mentor monthly. First round applications will be reviewed after June 7. Visit our website for more position details and how to apply today! 

  • Apply: Jumpstart Team Leaders and Corps Members 

UW Jumpstart is currently hiring several leadership positions to help us in our mission to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten during the 2024-25 academic year.  Members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others on a team, and build professional skills. All members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family engagement. Open until filled.  Visit our website for more position details and how to apply today! 

  • Apply: Neah Bay Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures  

Through this year-long program, UW undergraduates work with Neah Bay Elementary School students in the Makah Indian Nation where they explore pathways to higher education and career paths where they can live, lead and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation. Visit our website to learn more and apply.  

  • Explore: NextGen Civic Leader Corps  

The UW NextGen Civic Leader Corps (NextGen) is a growing community that aims to spark, hone and recognize a deeper commitment to public and community service for undergraduate students. This is a great opportunity to meet other Huskies as well as students across the country who are interested in public service as well as explore government, non-profit and social venture careers. We offer advising, programming, networking opportunities and exclusive access to scholarship dollars to socially engaged, community-rooted leaders with the aim to empower and equip the next generation of public service leaders. Students can learn about NextGen events as well as join the community by filling out our Interest Form . NextGen opportunities are also posted on our website.  Open to all UW undergraduate students.   


GRDSCH 200: Prep for Grad School, Summer 2024 Course for Juniors and Seniors

For juniors and seniors interested in learning more about and/or applying to graduate school, check out GRDSCH200: Preparing for Graduate Education, a summer 2024 class! (For students not able to enroll for summer, know that this class is offered quarterly.) 

Details:

  • Credits: 2 CR/NC 
  • When: Mondays, 1:10 – 3:20 p.m. 
  • Where: PACCAR Hall. (PCR), Room 293
  • SLN: 11584

Washington State Legislative Internship Program

Each January the Washington State Legislature welcomes a cohort of passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking juniors and seniors to serve as non-partisan legislative staff.  This is a full-time, five-days-a-week internship lasting through the whole of Winter quarter 2025. Interns earned a stipend of $2,400 a month during the 2024 session.

The Coordinators for the Internship Program will be offering three days of information sessions for any interested students on May 8th (in person), May 9th (In person), and May 10th (Zoom).  

In-Person Information Sessions in Gowen Hall, room 1A (Wednesday, May 8)

    May 8th, 10:00-10:30AM

    May 8th, 10:30-11:00AM

    May 8th, 11:30-12:00AM

    May 8th, 12:00-12:30AM

    May 8th, 1:30-2:00PM

    May 8th, 2:00-2:30PM

    May 8th, 2:30-3:00PM

    May 8th, 3:00-3:30PM

In-Person Information Sessions in Gowen Hall, room 1A (Thursday, May 9)

    May 9th, 10:00-10:30AM

    May 9th, 10:30-11:00AM

    May 9th, 11:30-12:00AM

    May 9th, 12:00-12:30AM

    May 9th, 1:30-2:00PM

    May 9th, 2:00-2:30PM

    May 9th, 2:30-3:00PM

    May 9th, 3:00-3:30PM

Zoom Information Sessions (Friday, May 10th) link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/99017054435 

    May 10th, 2:30-3:00PM

    May 10th, 3:00-3:30PM

The Legislative Internship Program offers unparalleled access to Washington’s most influential leaders and policy makers, professional development to build transferable skills, and hands-on simulations to learn all aspects of the legislative process. This experience will encourage you to learn quickly, think critically, and develop professionally as you forge lifelong connections in public policy.

Political experience is not necessary, and students of all majors are encouraged to applyWe welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and political ideologies who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government while gaining practical job skills. Whether your interest is in law, business, communications, environmental policy, public health, or elsewhere, there is a place for you as a legislative intern. Interns are matched with legislators in the State House or the Senate based on interest areas and political ideology. The program also has opportunities for interns to serve as caucus staff, focusing on policy or communications.   

Visit their website

UW Students who are selected are required to register for 15 cr of POL S 497 during the winter quarter. 

The contact person for the Washington State Legislative Internship Program at the University of Washington-Seattle is Daniel Ayala Robles (danieloa@uw.edu).  Feel free to reach out with questions, particularly about how the credit requirement is fulfilled at UW-Seattle.


Peer Wellness Coaching

To prepare for academic stress at the end of the quarter by looking into Peer Wellness Coaching.

Peer Wellness Coaching is a free service offered by UW LiveWell and provides 1:1 goal-oriented sessions to students. If students need support for any sort of well-being goal (i.e. relationship conflicts, managing academic stress), coaches can help them build the skills to solve problems effectively and make intentional, positive change on their wellbeing goals.

Visit the website for more information.


UW Robinson Center Teaching Aide

The Robinson Center is inviting applications for the position of Summer Program Teaching Aide. Join us for a fun and rewarding summer job! 

More information about the job description can be found here.


UPREP Medical Student-Applicant Mentor Program

UPREP is excited to announce that signups for the 2024-2025 Medical Student-Applicant Mentor Program are now OPEN! If you are interested in being connected with a current UW medical student to help look over your primary/secondary application, please fill out the form below! We hope that these medical student mentors will be a wonderful resource for you during the application process, whether it involves looking over your essays a single time or communicating throughout the summer as you prepare to go through interviews! 

Sign up HERE!


The Bridges Center Survey Study

The Bridges Center is conducting a survey about gig workers and people who use those services. There is an effort going on to overturn the gig worker minimum wage ordinance passed in Seattle after companies hiked up their fees in response. The survey aims to understand these impacts on gig workers and those who use their services!


UW Counseling Center Spring Wellbeing offerings

1. **Psychoeducation Workshops**: Throughout this quarter, we’re hosting various workshops facilitated by our clinicians on various topics. These sessions will cover various techniques on healthy communication, stress management, intuitive eating, enhance focus, and many others. Or seeking to deepen your practice, these workshops offer valuable tools for self-care. Other workshops around relaxation and tarot for intuition to come later. Please see flyer below on information on these workshops and visit the Workshops and Groups Webpage for more information.

2. **Group Therapy** Sometimes one of the most effective ways to engage in therapy is in community, especially when loneliness is so prevalent. Group therapy can be an opportunity for students to work on a similar goal or take on a challenge, alongside a facilitating mental health therapist. Please see flyer below on information on these workshops and visit the Workshops and Groups Webpage for more information.

3. **Let’s Talk** Students may not be sure whether they want to seek out counseling or may not need counseling. There are times that students just want to connect and talk with someone. The UW Counseling Center is here to provide drop-in support for students from a therapist to talk about resources, or provide some insights. Students can drop in for in person Let’s Talk or a scheduled drop-in time. Learn more about Let’s Talk.

4.**Individual Counseling**: Our counseling center remains available to provide confidential support for students. Whether individuals are facing academic stress, personal challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, our licensed counselors are here to help. Encourage anyone in need of support to utilize this valuable resource at One to One Mental Health Support Webpage. Students can also schedule online on the UWCC Student Portal.

5.**Husky HelpLine – Urgent Support** There are times that things get hard, frustrating, or overwhelming and you need to talk to someone. Know that same-day support (operates 24/7) is available for our students through Husky HelpLine at 206.616.7777.  Another option is to call 988 for 24/7 access when in distress and for American Sign Language (ASL) support.


Summer term 2024 at Friday Harbor Labs

Come spend five weeks on beautiful San Juan Island exploring the tide pools, learning in a hands-on lab environment, and “diving” into lectures about the diverse life found in our ocean. Friday Harbor Labs offers a unique classroom setting for marine science course work and allows students to learn research techniques and field skills. We host research focused courses where students can actively participate in projects to explore the subjects they are passionate about and grow as early career scientists.  

We welcome students from everywhere; price of the term is the same no matter where you are coming from AND we offer scholarships!

This summer we are offering advanced courses open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Check out the University of Washington credited courses we are offering this summer.

APPLY NOW through our Summer course applications.


Partners in the Parks Projects

This program is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council. PITP projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. For over 15 years, PITP has led over 100 projects in more than 50 different national parks.

Register Today 

Dates: 

  • Appalachian Trail
    • May 20-27
  • Crater Lake National Park: Directors Retreat
    • July 28-Aug 3 
  • Glacier National Park
    • August 4-10 

NCHC’s Partners in the Parks Committee offers two support scholarship options for qualifying students interested in attending a Partners in the Parks event, based on financial need.

Full Project Scholarship:

The Partners in the Parks Committee provides one full project scholarship for each excursion planned in the current year. Students demonstrating financial need and not receiving additional assistance for this event may qualify for a full project scholarship, to include event registration fee and airfare. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

Project Discount:

If a qualifying student is receiving partial project funding assistance from another source (such as a regional honors council or their home institution), they may apply for a discount code to provide an additional reduction to the cost of their registration fee. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

More Scholarship Details 

Please feel free to contact aleym@uw.edu with any questions about the program and scholarship opportunities.


Self-Service Help on Resumes and Interviews

The UW Seattle Student Tech Fee Committee recently approved funds for two self-service career development tools.  Please note that these tools are currently only available to Seattle students.

Jobscan – 

  • Fine-tune your resume by analyzing it against specific job descriptions. Jobscan highlights crucial keywords, skills, and qualifications employers are looking for. By tailoring your resume to match each job posting, you’ll stand out against Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and catch recruiters’ attention. 
  • https://careers.uw.edu/resources/jobscan
  • Images you can use to promote are here.

Yoodli – 

  • Yoodli helps you simulate mock interviews and get feedback in private (Grammarly for speech). With Yoodli, you’ll get real-time and judgment-free coaching on your body language, conciseness, filler words, and more. 
  • https://careers.uw.edu/resources/yoodli-ai-interview-coach/
  • Images you can use to promote are here.

You can find additional self-service tools here – https://careers.uw.edu/resources/category/free-subscriptions-for-huskies/


Research Programs for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Washington Research Foundation Fellowship: WRF Fellows will receive $8,000 to support their research and additional funds to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here

Levinson Emerging Scholars Award: Levinson Emerging Scholars will receive up to $8,000 for educational expenses, research supplies and additional financial support to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be foundhere. 

Application Information: These programs share a common application. Students are welcome to apply to one or both programs for 2024-2025 research funding. Applications are due July 21, 2024, at 11:59 PM PT.  

Eligibility: 

·                     Be a current UW (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) undergraduate engaged in a research project in bioscience or a related field during their award period. 

·                     Propose to continue or initiate a research project for the duration of the award (2-3 quarters) that shows some level of independence and originality. 

·                     Be registered full-time (at least 12 credits) during the award period, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the UW Bothell, Seattle, or Tacoma campus. Exceptions to this requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis by connecting with the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

·                     Have completed the equivalent of two years of university-level coursework and have had at least 3 quarters of prior research experience at the time of application. 

·                     Receive guidance from a UW faculty member serving as the student’s research mentor (applicants may also be working with a graduate student, staff, and/or post-doctoral associate in addition to the faculty mentor). 

·                     Submit a completed online application. 

Virtual Information Sessions: Join the Office of Undergraduate Research team for a virtual information session to learn more about application components, applicant resources, and program details. RSVP for an info session here.   

·                     Friday, June 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT 

·                     Friday, July 12 1:00-2:00 p.m.  PT 

Additional information about these programs including information about the selection process and criteria, program expectations, and application resources can be found on our website