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Week 5 – Spring 2024

Happy Week 5 of Spring Quarter, Honors Huskies! We wish you the best of luck on all of your midterms. Remember to spend some time outside this week. 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.

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Honors Events and Opportunities



Poster Submission for College of Built Environments Climate Solutions Symposium

Join the College of Built Environments on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:00pm-7:00pm for our inaugural Community of Practice Climate Solutions Symposium. Students, faculty, and other experts will engage in exciting discussions about climate research, teaching, and learning initiatives currently underway. Register here.

The Climate Solutions Symposium extends an invitation for poster presentations. We welcome submissions that showcase noteworthy contributions in teaching, research, and university initiatives concerning the climate crisis, climate solutions, and technologies within the field of climate studies. This poster session offers an excellent platform for CBE’s students, researchers, and faculty to foster connections, exchange insights, and showcase their valuable contributions to climate-related pursuits.

Two posters will receive awards. There is a $250 award for research impact and methods and a $250 award for poster design and composition. Submissions are due May 8. Submit a poster here.

UW Resilience Hackathon

When: April 26 from 9am-5pm.

Where: UW Tower (4333 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105)

The UW Resilience Hackathon will focus on designing adaptable cities capable of responding flexibly to a range of disruptions – from pandemics to earthquakes to heat waves – affecting our natural and urban environments, mobility and accessibility, infrastructure, technology, and public health. Join us as we bring together stakeholders from the City of Seattle, the University of Washington, and community partners, each contributing their unique expertise to developing new and groundbreaking approaches to pressing urban problems. Together, we aim to strengthen the efficiency and resilience of our city to better prepare for future disruptions.

Learn more about the Hackathon and register to attend here.

How to Center Intersex: Refusing Pathology, Defying the Binary

Join us for a dynamic, food-filled community gathering at Hugo House, the nonprofit literary arts organization located in the heart of Capitol Hill. Space is limited, RSVP Now!

May 2nd, 2024


  • 5:30: Food, drink, and music, including a bibimbap buffet!
  • 6:30: Conversation with Amanda Swarr and Hil Malatino, followed by a book signing of their recent publications with Left Bank Books
  • 7:15: Food, drink, and music continue until 9pm

Location: Hugo House, Lapis Theater 1634 11th Ave. (at East Olive) 

Register now: the first drink is on the house for the first 50 registrants. Those who are 21+, please bring your I.D.

Public Lecture by Senegalese Rap Artist and Activist Xuman

Please join us for an afternoon with Senegalese Rap Artist and Activist Xuman in CMU 120 on Friday, April 26 at 3:30pm.

Xuman, part of the duo that created the Journal Télévisé Rappé, a wildly popular rapped news program in both French and Wolof, will talk about his work as an artist, political commentator, and climate activist in Senegal and the social-ecological solidarities that a visit like his to UW can create across racial, social, and geographical lines.

See more details on the attached flyer and check out his work here.

Co-sponsored by French and Italian Studies, The Simpson Center for the Humanities, African Studies, The Jackson School, Comparative History of Ideas, the Arts Division, the CAS EJI Co-Sponsorship Fund, the Alliance Française, and the Xel Xeeli Academy.

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.) 


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

Dream Big with Neal Dempsey

When: May 2 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Mary Gates Hall 211

Honors students from all majors and backgrounds are invited to a fun, fast-paced talk with venture capitalist Neal Dempsey (yes, like Dempsey Hall), a partner at Bay Area Partners investment firm, responsible for growing over 100 companies in the Silicon Valley. Although he and his wife, Jan, are based in Northern California, they are both UW alumni who make frequent visits to campus and are enormous supporters of UW’s growth and innovation.

Neal loves to visit with Honors students who are always surprising him with great ideas and questions.

Click here to RSVP

Spring 2024 Honors Peer Mentoring Program Applications

Join the Honors Peer Mentoring Program! Mentor and mentee applications for Spring 2024 are open now! The Honors Peer Mentoring Program serves to create a network of support within the Honors community by facilitating mentoring relationships every quarter. Our program aims to highlight the student perspective by encouraging mentees to be proactive during their time in the Honors Program and mentors to demonstrate leadership through sharing their academic and personal experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in open educational and social events throughout the quarter! For more details and to apply, check out our application or feel free to reach out to our committee at uwhonorsmentoring@gmail.com

Honors Peer Mentoring program

Grey Matters Journal Evening with Neuroscience

Grey Matters Journal is a student-run group that is passionate about creating accessible and entertaining neuroscience education through quarterly publications and outreach events. This year will be our 10th annual An Evening with Neuroscience (EWN), where we invite anyone and everyone to come learn about neuroscience from professionals in the field!

We would like to invite you to join us at this year’s Evening with Neuroscience on April 26th 6-9pm in UW Seattle’s Kane Hall or online via YouTube livestream. Participants will have the unique opportunity to see live human brain demonstrations; interact with neurotechnology; view neuroscience art; hear from professors, researchers, and clinicians at the forefront of the neuroscience field; and ask questions in our Q&A panel. A food truck will be provided before, during, and after the event!

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to let me know or contact thalamus@greymattersjournal.org.

EWN is a free event and is open to all members of the public. Please visit our website to RSVP here. RSVPs can be made anytime prior to the event. We can’t wait to see you there!

Alumni in Social Sciences: Career Networking Event

Grow your network by engaging with UW alumni that have graduated with a degree in the social sciences. Through casual, round-table conversations, alumni with share their experience and advice on navigating post-grad and career successes. Whether you’re exploring a major or career paths in the social sciences or prepping for the job/internship search, this informal event is the perfect opportunity for participants to expand their network and understanding of potential career trajectories.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1st from 3:30-5:00 PM PST

WHERE: Husky Union Building (HUB) 250


  • Regina Moyer ‘08, B.A. International Studies , Political Science, Corporate Development & AttorneyMicrosoft
  • Kathryn Kamin ‘19, M.A. Communications, Digital Media, Global Content LeadSAP
  • Alva He ‘18, B.A. Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Principal & Talent Acquisition LeaderTalentSphere & AI Startup
  • Kara Bonilla ‘16, B.A. Communications, Field Marketing Manager, PackageX

This event will begin with alumni introductions in a short, moderated panel and then move to 15-minute networking breakout sessions as alumni rotate stations to speak with registrants. The event will close with a transition into open networking where registrants can continue conversations with alums of interest if they choose. 

If you’re interested in attending, please register for the event. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis for the first 50 registrants. 

Register Here!

28th UW Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony Registration

Registration is currently open for the 28th Annual University of Washington Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony. 

Ceremony Information:

  • Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion | 3870 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105 
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.

New this year:  This ceremony is now open to all Black graduates from ALL three University of Washington campuses! That is correct, UW Tacoma and UW Bothell students are invited to participate in this year’s ceremony!

This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

Register for the ceremony here.

If students have any questions about the ceremony, please reach out to uwblackg@uw.edu.

Seattle Black Film Festival 2024

The Seattle Black Film Festival is happening in the Central District from April 24-28 in-person, and April 29-May 5 online. We offer students discounted all access passes for $97. All access passes grant you access to all screenings both in-person and virtual, parties, and talk backs with filmmakers. Student Virtual Only passes are $60. Student tickets for an individual screening or film block are $15 for in-person and $10 for a virtual screening. $20 headshot sessions will be offered on the 24th, for actors, crew, cinematographers, editors, grips, caterers, etc, with special priority for black folks. All and all, the festival is a hub for entertainment and networking. 

In addition, the Seattle Black Film Festival has put out their call for volunteers. Volunteering at SBFF is a great way to gain film festival experience, contribute to the black brilliance, and attend the festival for free while gaining volunteer hours. Volunteers will receive one free ticket to a screening or film block. If you sign up to volunteer, expect an email to come about a volunteer orientation. 

Ticket info can be found here

Volunteer information and sign up can be found here 

Student Researcher 2024-2025 Application for SURE-EH Positions

The Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) program provides research opportunities to UW undergrads, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, with a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health.

With funds provided by a NIEHS grant, SURE-EH trainees work as paid student researchers for up to 2 years: up to 40 hours per week during summer and part-time (up to 13 hours per week) during the academic year.  SURE-EH trainees will also be asked to present their research every spring at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium and attend program sponsored events and courses throughout their appointment.

We are currently looking for undergraduate students to work on the following research projects (full descriptions and desired qualifications are on our website):

  • Project # 1:  Co-Developing and evaluating wildfire smoke and pesticide safety messaging for agricultural workers
  • Project # 2:  Impacts of enteric pathogen infections in low- and middle-income countries
  • Project #3:   Measuring exposure to hazards in the environment and occupational settings in the U.S. and across the world

Learn more about SURE-EH and eligibility requirements on our website and learn about our current open positions and gain access to the application here.

SURE-EH will start accepting applications to the program April 15, 2024 at 9:00am. Applications will close on May 3, 2014 at 5:00pm.  

Questions? Please contact sure@uw.edu  

Capillaries Journal of Medical Humanities Spring 2024 Issue Submission

We at Capillaries: The Journal of Medical Humanities believe that writing and art have real power now more than ever, to help us unpack our thoughts. Thus, we offer our journal to you as a space to decompress and reflect on personal, community, national, and global issues.  

Capillaries is a student-run project at the University of Washington. Since February 2018, our mission has been to provide the UW community (students, staff, and faculty) with the opportunity to reflect on experiences with medicine, healing, illness, and/or grief through prose, poetry, and artwork. Furthermore, Capillaries aims to support students and the community in their healthcare journeys and to promote greater understanding between the sciences and the humanities. 

In past publications, we shared stories of love and loss, of mental health and disordered eating, of coming to terms with one’s identity, and of understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the 21st century.  

For our Spring 2024 issue, feel free to write and create art about any experience or topic you feel comfortable sharing  –we simply hope that this journal brings you some solace and space for meditation. 

~For previous editions of the journal and submission guidelines, see our website 

~ Submission Form for Spring 2024: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMqTxij4UzeRrVBjk2dd10V5GmuaLp6Ahx7HlbNmoZ2aAQEg/viewform

~ Please submit your piece(s) by April 29th, 2024 @ 11:59 PM  

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at cjuw@uw.edu if you have any questions.

Nepali Summer Language Program 2024

This two-week intensive online Nepali language program is ideal for those who plan to study abroad, conduct research, work, or travel in Nepal. The program will provide an introduction to basic conversational Nepali, the Nepali script, and the foundations of Nepali grammar.

This non-credit-bearing workshop is intended for absolute beginners through intermediate learners. Participants will be placed in one of two sections based on proficiency level. (Please note, this program is not intended for advanced Nepali learners.)

There is a registration fee of $300 to participate. Current UW students are exempt from this fee, and will be prioritized for admission.

Summer 2024 Program Dates: July 15–26, 2024 (10 sessions held Monday – Friday)

Class Meeting Times:

  • Section 1 | Beginning Nepali Language | 9:00am-11:00am PDT
  • Section 2 | Advanced Beginner / Intermediate | 12:00pm-2:00pm PDT

Format: Online via Zoom

Instructor: Binod Shrestha

Registration Fee: $300 (waived for current UW students)

Application Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2024

Selection Criteria:

Space is limited. Participants will be selected based on the following selection criteria:

  • ability to attend full duration of 2-week program
  • demonstrated commitment to learning, self-study, and engaging with peers
  • compelling justification for studying Nepali for professional and/or academic reasons
  • priority given to current University of Washington students, faculty and staff

Learn More and Apply: https://bit.ly/uw_nepali

Linh Thuy Nguyen UW Campus Book Event

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.

LSJ 332: Disability & Society Experiential Learning Opportunity

LSJ 332 B: Disability & Society Special Topics is a summer full-term 5-credit course that will count towards General Education Social Science requirements and has an outdoors Experiential Learning component.

Apply learning from the field of Disability Studies in the community with people with disability. In-person class meetings will be organized around service learning in the community. The course requires you to be at parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in Seattle for 5-7 days spread between June 20th-August 18th. You will choose from a range of instructional and support roles across a variety of summer recreational activities. Days and times of service-learning will depend on the recreational activities you choose to support. Online seminar meetings will happen between 12pm-2pm on 6/23, 7/21, and 8/4.

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!

CELE is Hiring EDUC Coordinator Interns

Hello Honors Students! 

CELE is currently hiring EDUC Coordinator Interns for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you are interested in applying please find application instructions here: https://cele.uw.edu/students/open-positions/positions/mentor-coordinator-interns-mcis/

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!

Spark Innovation Workshop: AI for Sustainable Aviation

Friday, May 10 // 9 am – 2:30 pm

Maple Hall Great Room 

Register herehttps://washington.startuptree.co/event/s/NCYgrRCiXXnuGhhWxdgAH4/Spark-Innovation-Workshop%253A-AI-for-Sustainable-Aviation

Join us for a Spark Innovation Workshop: AI for Sustainable Aviation! This event brings UW students together for an interdisciplinary workshop with corporate leaders from Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, the Port of Seattle, and others to ideate on sustainable aviation ideas for the future. 

Hear about problem spaces related to sustainable aviation from the corporate leaders above, then participate in ideation sessions on solutions. Students will also have the chance to participate in a Pitch Challenge at the end of the workshop with the chance to win a prize for Best Pitch! 

Solutions include hardware, software, and AI; think inside the plane (design, optimization, materials, fuel) and outside the plane (infrastructure, supply chain, and more).

Register now to get the full workshop schedule.

Catered food and beverages provided.

Open to UW undergraduate and graduate students from any major

Call for Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteers and Moderators

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking volunteers and moderators for this year’s UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 17, 2024 (but opportunities exist before this date too!). Our volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium and as such we thank you for sharing this opportunity with others and your potential participation. 

This year’s event will take place in-person, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.  Brief descriptions of volunteer roles are available on the volunteer webpage. We welcome you to sign up for as many as you wish, as long as times do not overlap.

Support your fellow UW Honors students presenting at the Undergraduate Symposium by volunteering!

Sign up to volunteer: VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Volunteer roles include:

Pre-Event Prep // Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • Pre-registration 
  • Pre-event Set Up
  • Material Preparation

Day of Event // Friday, May 17, 2024

  • General Assistants (poster/room setup, signage, greeters, traffic directors, engaging with poster presenters, poster handling, etc.)
  • Oral Presentation Session Assistants 
  • Performing Arts & Visual Arts and Design Session Assistants 
  • Tear Down 

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.

Upcoming OMSFA Events

GFP conversations: Choosing a Host Country

Come meet with the UW fellowship advisors and bring your questions about choosing a host country for your global fellowship. There will be an opportunity to meet with advisors and ask questions; as well as chat with other UW students who are also exploring global fellowships.

Thursday April 25, 4-5 pm – in-person, MGH RSVP here

Study and Research Opportunities in Germany: DAAD Programs Info Session 

The DAAD scholarships provide opportunities to gain international academic, internship and research experiences in Germany. Students and graduates of American universities, with all citizenships, are eligible for these programs!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – in person, MGH RSVP here

Careers in Diplomacy: Looking for a meaningful career that will take you around the world? Hoping to make a difference? Want something that’s more than a job, but a lifestyle? 

Learn more about paid internships, fellowships that fund graduate school, and career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State. **All academic majors have a role to play and have become successful diplomats.**

Monday, May 20, 3-4 p.m. – in person, MGH RSVP here

As always, we have our monthly Scholarship Search Party on Monday, May 13

RSVP here: https://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/events/

Open Scholarship Applications

UWAA Homecoming ScholarsThe UWAA is looking for extraordinary Huskies who represent the impact of a UW education. If you think that sounds like you, apply to be a UWAA Homecoming Scholar! Undergraduate and graduate students from all three UW campuses are invited to apply for one of six $4,000 scholarships. 

Applications close April 30, 2024.

The UW Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are pleased to share the 2024 Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant cycle is accepting applications! 

These small grants (<$5,000) support efforts to promote resilience, compassion and sustainability and foster connection and community at the UW. Seed grants support impactful activities, programming, projects and/or applied research that align with the goals of the Resilience Lab and the CSF.  

All members of the UW community are eligible to apply – including students, staff and faculty across the three campuses; however, preference will be given to teams that include students.

The application form will remain open until Tuesday, April 30 by 11:59 pm.

Library Research Award for UndergradsDid you turn in a great project or paper this year and use library resources to help you? If so, apply for the research award! Multiple awards of $500-$1,000. 

Apply here: https://www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward. Due: May 1, 11:59 PM

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program: Scholarships for nursing students who commit to working at a Critical Shortage Facility after graduation. Apply here: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-scholarship/nurse-corps. Due: May 2, 4:30 PM PT 

UW Labor Studies Scholarships and FellowshipsThe Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies has seven scholarships and fellowships that are open to undergraduate and graduate students, with funding that ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the award. Students only need to fill out ONE online application to be considered for any of the awards! Apply here: https://rb.gy/81qo2o  Apps due Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:59pm. 

Earthlab Visual Arts Contest

EarthLab is excited to announce our first-ever UW Undergraduate Art Competition! This is your opportunity to participate in one of the original forms of human expression through art by creating an original piece of art that answers the question: What does environmental and/or climate justice mean to you and your community? Undoubtedly, each of our unique cultures, identities and historical experiences ensure there is no singular answer to this question.

We believe in the authority and co-existence of both research and diverse knowledge and storytelling systems which exist – including shared and lived experiences, oral histories, art, culture, in any setting within and outside academia. Diverse voices must be heard to truly understand just what environmental and climate justice means to not only us as individuals, but the very communities we belong to and steward.

Whether you express your perspective through a painting, digital art, sketch, or drawing, we invite you to submit your art and start a dialogue connected to your interpretation of one or both of the following definitions:

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: All people and communities have the right to equal environmental protection under the law, and the right to live, work and play in communities that are safe, healthy and free of life-threatening conditions. Source: Columbia University. Definition attributed to Robert Bullard.

CLIMATE JUSTICE: To ensure communities, individuals and governments have substantive legal and procedural rights relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the means to take or cause measures to be taken within their national legislative and judicial systems, where necessary, at regional and international levels, to mitigate sources of climate change and provide for adaptation to its effects in a manner that respects human rights. Source: International Bar Association

The winning art piece will be featured in tandem with an upcoming data visualization (known as the EarthLab Network Snapshot Project) in 2024. Together, they will support efforts to share EarthLab’s impact in engaging diverse communities in environmental and climate change research and training.

Art submissions are due by 05/01/24. Winners will be announced in mid-May 2024.

Submit today

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 


  • 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.

Falling Walls Lab

The Falling Walls Lab is coming to Seattle on May 16th!

Which wall will your research break? Pitch your innovation in just three minutes, showcasing an idea that could positively impact science and society.

This pitch-your-idea event is open to all students. All participants will pitch their idea (3 minutes) on Thursday, May 16 at CoMotion.  And the winning individual/team will receive a fully paid trip to Berlin to meet with industry leaders and innovators.

The deadline for the submission is Wednesday, May 1. For more details and application instructions go to https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/seattle/.

Fall Walls Criteria

Partnership in an Unequal World – Spring Workshops

UW faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a virtual spring workshop series sponsored by the UW Office of Global Affairs that will explore what it means to have mindful teaching, collaboration and program building in an unequal world. The workshops will engage participants in hands-on-activities and lively discussions about how to navigate issues of reciprocity and structural inequality and how to meaningfully collaborate with international partners. 

Participants are encouraged to attend all three workshops, though any level of participation is welcome! 

Tuesday, April 9 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 1 will focus on Globally Engaged Pedagogy and will address the prompt, “How to teach and learn across inequity.”

Friday, April 26 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 2 will focus on Building Partnerships between University and Non-University Collaborators and will address the prompt, “What does it mean to build relationships in an unequal world?”

Tuesday, May 14 // 12:30-1:30 PM 

Workshop 3 will focus on Institutional Transformation and will address the prompt, “How do you leverage the resources and navigate the structures of the University in building more equitable partnerships.”



  • Ben Gardner, Associate Professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Chair, African Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
  • Anu Taranath, Teaching Professor, Department of English and Comparative History of Ideas
  • Ron Krabill, Professor, UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences; Director, Master of Arts in Culture Studies; Co-Director, UWB Global Scholars