UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 4 – Winter 2024

Hi Honors Huskies!

We are almost halfway through winter quarter and the 2023-2024 school year! It’s Thursday afternoon which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.


Honors Events and Opportunities


Husky Lunch Network

Bring your appetite for connection (and food) to these free themed lunches! Hosed by the UW Alumni Association. The UWAA is inviting students and alumni to connect over food and shared experiences at this series of themed lunch events. All Husky Lunch Network events are free to all guests.

Key Dates
All lunches take place 12:30–1:30 p.m. and will be held at various spots around campus. Food will be provided
Feb. 1: Women of Color in STEM with Teresa Tran, ’12, Project Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Feb. 8: Men of Color in Entrepreneurship
Feb. 15: Navigating Life as a Student Parent
Feb. 22: Trans and Out at Work with Judy Bridges,’88, Innovation Manager, University of Washington
Feb. 29: First-Generation in Corporate America with Alva He, ’18, Startup Team Builder & Head of Talent, Journey.ai and Xavaar Quaranto, ’20, Organism Engineer, Ginkgo Bioworks


Husky Lunch Network

2024 Hollomon Health Innovation and Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenges

All undergrad and grad students in good standing from a Cascadia Corridor – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, as well as Alaska – college or university who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program are invited to apply for student innovation challenges hosted by the UW Foster School of Business’ Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

APPLY: Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge – Deadline January 29
Your innovative idea, prototype, or research in healthcare or the life sciences is eligible to take on new life in the 2024 HIC with the help of local industry experts. Student ideas of all kinds will receive feedback and team members will gain valuable networking experience. Finalist teams are eligible to win more than $40,000 in prizes! Questions? Jessica: jlb42@uw.edu

Apply now! https://platform.younoodle.com/competition/2024_hollomon_health_innovation_challenge

RSVP to In-Person Info Session: Tuesday, January 23, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

APPLY: Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge – Deadline February 12
Make a positive impact on the environment through ideas and innovation at the 2024 EIC! Student finalists can solve all kinds of problems by showcasing their ideas for non-profits, technologies, services, and consumer products! The idea just needs to have sustainability and climate considerations built in. Local entrepreneurs, investors, and green leaders will give you direct feedback to grow your idea. Finalist teams are eligible to win more than $40,000 in prizes! Questions? Lauren: brohal@uw.edu

Apply now! https://platform.younoodle.com/competition/2024_alaska_airlines_environmental_innovation_challenge

RSVP to In-Person Info Session: Tuesday, January 31, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

RSVP to Virtual Info Session: Wednesday, January 31, 12 – 12:45 pm

Health Innovation Challenge
Environmental Innovation challenge

27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

We are excited to announce that applications for the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Washington are now open! We encourage you to share this opportunity with your students and encourage them to apply. The application deadline is Thursday, February 8th and application details as well as resources for applying can be found on our website (https://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/s/apply/).  

The Symposium provides undergraduate students from all disciplines with a unique opportunity to present their research, scholarship, and creative work to a larger audience. Save the date for Friday, May 17, 2024, for the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.  

Undergraduate Research Symposium

UWB Master of Education (M.Ed.) Info Session

The School of Educational Studies is recruiting applicants for our Master of Education program for Autumn 2024. We are hosting multiple virtual info sessions with our M.Ed. faculty throughout Winter Quarter.

UWB Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program Overview:

  • 1-year, full-time program (with option to go part-time, extending to two years)
  • Courses are scheduled online/hybrid and in the evening, making it accessible for working professionals.
  • Choose between our degree concentration options: 
  • Critical Educational Change and Leadership: This concentration prepares educators in various settings to engage in a critical understanding of equity and in the work of dismantling systemically oppressive structures through social justice. This concentration is suited for anyone with goals of engaging the important work of increasing equity in a wide variety of educational or community settings.
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement (for current K12 teachers): This concentration prepares certified K12 educators who are seeking to support English Language Learners. This curriculum is centered on equity, second language acquisition, and teaching pedagogy.
  • Leadership Development for Educators (LEDE) – coming in 2025! This concentration is designed for principal preparation and administration leadership. This program supports learning-focused teacher leaders to help them document their learning so that it contributes to requirements for both the Master of Education degree and the Residency Administrator (Principal-Certification).

For full details, visit the UW Bothell Master of Education website: https://www.uwb.edu/education/graduate/med.  


  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 (5:30-6:30 PM PST)
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 (12:00 – 1:00 PM PST)
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (5:30-6:30 PM PST)
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 (12:00 – 1:00 PM PST)

Register here: https://www.uwb.edu/education/apply/info-sessions-events
Application deadlines for Autumn quarter admissions: 
Final Application Deadline: May 1st, 2024

Master of education info session

Bridges Center for Labor Studies Student Conditions Survey

We’re thrilled to bring to your attention a valuable opportunity to contribute to a better understanding of student experiences. The Bridges Center for Labor Studies has recently launched a survey to delve into the conditions faced by students while attending school. This survey aims to capture a diverse range of perspectives, and we believe that your insights can significantly enhance the depth of our research.

Survey link: https://uwashington.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41wBXjDkkGaR0j4

Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship program offers study abroad scholarships to US citizen undergraduates eligible for Pell Grants. The Gilman Scholarship, awards are up to $5000, can be applied towards any study abroad you are participating in! Supplemental awards offered if you study a critical need language or conduct STEM-related research abroad.

Come and learn about the scholarship, the application process, and how to write a compelling statement.  Hear directly from Gilman scholars about their application and study abroad experiences!

Info session with Gilman alumni: Tuesday, February 6th | 4-5:30 p.m. | Zoom| Register here >   

Application Feedback session: Thursday, February 29th | 2-4 p.m. | MGH 171| Register here >   

Gilman Scholarship Application Deadline: Thursday, March 7th, 2024. Apply here

2024 Winter Job and Internship Fair

DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

LOCATION: Husky Union Building, North & South Ballrooms

TIME: 11:00am – 2:30pm PT

A career fair is a connection opportunity for employers who have open roles and students who are currently in the job search phase. At an in-person career fair, events are hosted on campus in a large meeting space, wherein employers set up booths for students and alumni to visit. In-person career fairs are a great way for students to meet face-to-face with representatives of companies that appeal to students’ majors, interests, and goals.

The 2024 In-Person Winter Job & Internship fair is open to all majors and years of study, including alumni of all three UW campuses and community members. 101 registered employers are actively recruiting Huskies for full- and part-time career and internship roles across all industries. Preview the list of currently-registered employers here, register for the fair, and browse open positions prior to attending.

2024 Winter Job and Internship fair

Waseda Summer Session 2024

We are thrilled to announce that applications will be opening soon for Waseda Summer Session 2024! We offer this once-in-a-lifetime program for Undergraduate students worldwide from June 17 to July 26, 2024. Whether they want to explore their academic interests or Japanese unique cultures, our face-to-face summer session provides the perfect opportunity. Students will also have the chance to meet new friends and experience campus life at Waseda.

Participants will choose 2 out of 16 courses in the context of Japan and Asia Pacific and can earn four credits (2 credits for each). For more details, please see here. The classes are entirely taught in English by well-known faculty members.

In addition, and most importantly, there will be a lot of extracurricular activities such as Japanese language exercises, field trips, site visits, and cultural events!

Online Application: February 26 to March 22, 2024

Duration & Dates: 6 weeks from June 15 to July 26, 2024

Tuition and Fees: Plan A –Plan with an accommodation JPY650,000 (Approx. 4,500 USD)

                          Plan B –Plan without an accommodation JPY405,000 (Approx. 3,500 USD)

For more details about courses, tuition & fees, please see the link below:  http://waseda-summer.com/

You can also enjoy the videos such as the voices of past participants, messages from professors and Waseda student interns.

Lastly, please follow our Instagram account to catch the latest information.


Important changes:

– Program Period has been expanded from 4 weeks to 6 weeks. Tuition fees have been increased accordingly.

Academic and Creative Submissions for 2024 Issue of Aisthesis

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2024 issue of Aisthesis, our undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, we welcome academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles, from all fields of research. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 4, 2024. Guidelines can be found at https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/aisthesis/submissionguidelines.

Please email questions to honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HonorsAisthesis/) and Instagram (@HonorsAisthesis) for updates. We look forward to reading your work in the coming months.

Leon, Spain Study Abroad Virtual and In-person Info Session

Exploring histories of resistance and resilience in contemporary social justice movements in Spain and the Spanish language diaspora through the lens of participatory dance and music communities, this program based at the UW Léon Center will examine how practices in sound create spaces of belonging. Students will connect with a feminist immigrant justice organization in the Basque Country, participate in music and dance workshops, and culminate with a community music Fandango celebration in Madrid that brings together community and dance from the Americas. Via theoretical frameworks drawing on decolonization, trauma-informed theory, transnational feminism, and neoliberalism/ globalization, this program will explore gender and race in a variety of musical traditions, genres, and scenes.

Zoom Info Session:

In-person Info Session:

  • Date: February 6, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Honors Suite, 211 Mary Gates Hall

Lunch and Learn with Amy Piedalue

What brings together a PhD in Geography with SciFi/Fantasy genres and courses on the vital importance of AI literacy for our wider global society? Why, only the MegaHonorsHusky known as Amy Piedalue!

Bring a lunch (or just feast on our free lemonade, tea & cookies) to this fun, casual chat between Honors Community and Curricular Scholar (and Honors alumna and former academic adviser), Amy Piedalue, and Program Director Stephanie Smallwood on Jan 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Honors suite, Mary Gates Hall 211.

All are welcome!

Please RSVP to help us with our seating/cookie-purchasing estimates.

Art and Activism in the Nordic Region: Zoom Info Session

Date: January 31, 2024

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/94130395827

Program Description

Examine the relation of art and activism in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland while answering questions surrounding “high” vs. “low” art; art education in the Nordics; urban design and planning in Nordic cities and the place of [and reaction to] public art; the role of museums in curating, preserving, and presenting culturally important artifacts; and the changing roles of traditional and social media in communicating contemporary political, economic, and social ideas, especially in relation to international identities. We will use contemporary Swedish and Finnish film, music, and performance and visual art to learn about modern Swedish culture and society, and we will also examine pre-modern handicraft and local folk architecture as a window into the history of material culture and folk art expression in the Nordic region. Situating our program in Stockholm and Helsinki will provide opportunities for rich and unique experiential learning such as site visits, field trips, and guest lectures.

Honors credits: 12 credits

  • HONORS 213 (A&H, DIV, W) – Art and Activism in the Nordic Region (5 credits)
  • HONORS 384 (A&H/SSc, DIV, W) – History of Art and Activism in the Nordic Countries (5 credits)
  • HONORS 213 (A&H) – Introduction to Nordic Languages (2 credits)