UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 6 – Spring 2024

Happy Week 6 of Spring Quarter, Honors Huskies! We hope your quarter is going well. 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 our Honors Community Spotlight!

For this week’s community spotlight, we wanted to highlight all of the 24 Honors students who were chosen for the Husky 100. Congratulations! Click here to see the full announcement.

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.

WHRC Student Representative Opportunity

The Western Regional Honors Council invites applications to its vacant one-year student position on the WRHC Board. Applications may be submitted here.

Priority date for consideration is May 17, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by WRHC board members with appointments announced by July 1. Honors students from both two and four year colleges are encouraged to apply.

Student representatives should be supported by their Honors Director/Dean and should be in good standing in their honors program. The students’ home honors programs/colleges must agree to sponsor board members’ participation at both WRHC and NCHC meetings for the duration of their students’ term. For student applications to be considered, their institution must be a dues-paying member of WRHC (Contact Treasurer Ryan Swanson for more information, swansonr@unm.edu).

The role of student board members will be to represent students of the region on the WRHC Board, contributing ideas, perspectives, and insights on matters that come before the Council. As alluded to above, applicants should be willing and able to commit to the Council’s biannual face-to-face meetings (at WRHC and NCHC), and up to two other meetings (via distance; i.e. Zoom, Phone) per year. This has been the first year with student representatives on the WRHC. Our retiring student representative Amazing Anna Abeyta from the University of New Mexico and continuing student board member Super Sarah Hibbard from the University of Montana have been wonderful colleagues and contributors to the ongoing work of WRHC. We are excited about this opportunity to more intentionally integrate student voices into the ongoing work of the Council, and to provide another meaningful professional/leadership development experience to students in the region.

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

WE Lead Student Board Application Open + Upcoming Entrepreneurship Events

The application for the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program (WE Lead) Student Board for next academic year 2024-25 is now live! An overview of the Student Board and job descriptions can be found here. Students from any major or department, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to apply. Submit your application here – the deadline is 12PM on May 30th. More information, including upcoming info sessions, can be found below. 

Upcoming WE Lead + Buerk Center Events

  • 5/7: Team Tuesday: Creating a Company Showcase 12-1:30pm (PACCAR Hall, Hogan Terrace)
    Calling all student innovators and changemakers! Grab some lunch with the Buerk Center on Tuesdays and connect with other students from disciplines across campus who are interested in being part of the solution. This week at Team Tuesday, we’ll be showcasing companies from the Creating a Company class!
  • 5/9: WE Lead Student Board Application Info Session 2-4pm (Virtual)
    WE Lead is beginning recruitment for the 2024-25 academic year’s Student Board – application opens 5/1. If you are interested in investing your time and leadership skills to support WE Lead, and help shape WE Lead’s programming in the upcoming year, read the Student Board Overview and Job Descriptions, and join for an info session to learn more. 
  • 5/10: Spark Innovation Workshop: AI For Sustainable Aviation 9am-2:30pm (Maple Hall Great Room)
    Hear about problem spaces related to sustainable aviation from corporate leaders (Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Port of Seattle), 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).
  • 5/15: WE Lead Student Board Application Info Session 11:30am-1:30pm (Founders Hall 490)
    WE Lead is beginning recruitment for the 2024-25 academic year’s Student Board – application opens 5/1. If you are interested in investing your time and leadership skills to support WE Lead, and help shape WE Lead’s programming in the upcoming year, read the Student Board Overview and Job Descriptions, and join for an info session to learn more. 
  • 5/16: Innovators Making an Impact 10am-12pm (HUB 145)
    If you’re curious about how to make a difference through your work, whether in business/entrepreneurship, the public sector, non-profits, impact investing, advocacy, and more, this interactive panel will be right up your alley. Join us to hear from entrepreneurial women leaders whose work is making a difference in the world, and get inspired to do the same!

    Panelists: (more to be announced!)
    Ada Williams Prince | Director, Program Strategy and Investment, Pivotal Ventures

  • 5/29: Final WE Lead Wednesday of the year! 12:30-1pm (Founders Hall 490)
    If you’ve ever wanted to get more involved with WE Lead, meet others in the campus WE Lead community, or connect with others interested in entrepreneurship, this is the space for you. Hosted by the WE Lead Student Board, WE Lead Wednesdays are a monthly informal community gathering for creatives, innovators, and the entre-curious. This WE Lead Wednesday will be our final community gathering of the year and we can’t wait to celebrate your wins this year, hear about your plans for the future, and answer any lingering questions you may have about applying for the Student Board for the 2024-25 academic year. 
  • 5/30: Application Deadline – WE Lead Student Board 2024-24 | Deadline: 12PM PST
    Application opens today, 5/1 – Apply now! You can join an info session (May 9th, May 15th), or schedule office hours with Winona Kantamaneni if you have questions.  

Other Upcoming Entrepreneurship Events:

  • 5/2: Dive Into Angel Investing: A Workshop for Aspiring Women Investors 12-2pm (Virtual, Free)
    A dynamic 90-minute session to introduce women to the exciting world of angel investing, designed for a range of readiness – curious to learn more, or ready to dive in. This workshop is tailored to demystify the process and illuminate the path to becoming an empowered investor. 
  • 5/3: We the Women Cohort Program Launch 5:30-8:30pm (Free, Donation)
    Featuring 7 2nd year MBA students, the program vision is to empower women to take control of their narrative and share it with a broader audience in a TED-like talk.
  • 5/8: Pitch Latino Seattle 2024 5:30-8:30pm (Founders Hall, $)
    An event showcasing and supporting Latinx founders, fostering connections that bridge the gap in the current innovation scene. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the three winners.
  • 5/11: Women Entrepreneur Business Solution Competition (Founders Hall, $ – Prizes Awarded)
    3 female founders will pitch a current challenge they are navigating in their businesses, and student teams will have the day to craft solutions to these problems. Teams will present their solutions to judges and founders, and the winning teams will walk away with cash prizes! This is a great way to gain practical startup world problem-solving experience, and to meet/network with other entrepreneurial students. If you’re a founder, it’s a nice way to think about problem solving without having such a personal stake in the outcome! Students can form teams and register together, or register separately.

Honors Event: Crochet 101

Join Honors on May 14th from 2:30-3:30 PM in MGH 211 (the Honors Suite) for Crochet 101 with fellow Honors student, Sarah Tottori! Sarah will be leading a beginner-friendly tutorial on granny squares, a versatile crochet building block that introduces many of the stitches and skills needed to begin crocheting. Supplies will be provided by Honors, so no need to bring your own hook and yarn, though you are welcome to bring your own materials. If you plan on attending, please fill out this RSVP form so that we can keep track of any supplies needed.

Already know how to crochet or just want to hang out with fellow Honors students? Your attendance is more than welcome! You can work on independent craft projects, chat with fellow Honors students, or use this time to unwind and relax.

Sarah is a first-year student planning on studying Biology with minors in Bioethics and Education, Learning, & Societies and is an officer for the Yarn It! RSO. Sarah absolutely lovescrochet and fiber arts and enjoys making anything from sweaters and clothing to stuffed animals, and even tapestries for final projects for Honors courses. She is so excited to support students in picking up crochet!

We hope that you’ll join us for this event! Again, no experience is required and supplies will be provided!

CBE Aspire Program Summer 2024

Apply today for the College of Built Environments’ Aspire Program for summer 2024!

What is Aspire?

The College of Built Environments’ Aspire Program focuses on housing and the role of home and homeownership in promoting a thriving, equitable community. Students participating in this immersive program will divide their time between classroom lectures and activities with faculty, and field-based tours and interviews with professionals at Windermere Real Estate and other companies and nonprofits working in the built environments. The Aspire Program will introduce students to a range of career opportunities in the built environment and real estate professions; foster their leadership skills; and empower them to bring a critical, equity-based lens to their work.

Program Details:

  • Duration: June 18 – July 18, 2024
  • Meeting Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Financial Benefit: Participants will be awarded a $2,000 stipend 
  • Cohort Size: 12 students


  • Must be a rising junior or senior at UW, including incoming transfer students
  • Students from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups, and/or those with lived experiences of housing insecurity, are especially encouraged to apply
  • Students with a demonstrated interest in the built environments – including housing, community development, social equity, urban planning, architecture, real estate, or related fields – are preferred

The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.


Learn more on our website. For questions, contact Associate Dean for Students Christopher Campbell at ccamp1@uw.edu.

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

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

    May 9th, 10:00-10:30AM

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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.

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  

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

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.

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

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

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.  

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. 

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

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/

All Politics are Local: Kenmore City Council Visit

Join NextGen students in watching the political process in action at the local level. Experience a Kenmore City Council meeting, learning how cities approach regional issues such as housing. Hear from local elected officials and public employees including Kenmore’s Mayor and City Manager. If you are interested in local government and politics, or are curious about community development and housing, this is the opportunity for you!

May 13, 2024 | 5-10 PM | City of Kenmore City Hall
Participant Cap: 15

4:45 PM: Meet at Mary Gates Hall
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Travel from Campus to Kenmore City Hall (372 Bus)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Dinner with Mayor of Kenmore and Deputy City Manager
7:00 PM- 8:15 PM: Kenmore City Council Meeting
8:15PM – 9:00 PM: Debrief + Reflections with Kenmore City Councilmembers
9:00 PM- 9:45 PM: Return to Campus (372 Bus)

*Times are subject to change pending meeting length and bus schedules!*

We will be taking the 372 bus to Kenmore City Hall from Campus, so be sure to bring your Husky card with you!

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP here by May 10 to provide us an accurate headcount!

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.  


·                     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

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