UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 8 – Winter 2024

Hi Honors Huskies!

Today’s sunny weather and budding cherry blossoms signal that the dark months of winter are finally ending! 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


Trip to the Burke with fellow Honors student Samantha-Lynn

Did you know that UW students can visit the Burke for free with a Husky ID? Whether you’ve taken advantage of this amazing resource already, or this is your first time, join Samantha-Lynn on a walkthrough of the Museum with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the collections. This is an incredible opportunity to explore arts, culture, and natural history while you’re on campus, and consider courses that are offered AT the Burke too (including an honors course!). We hope you can make it, and grab a bite to eat at the Burke’s Off the Rez Café after the walkthrough!

The walkthrough will start at 12:00 at the Burke Museum on 2/29. Due to limited space, an RSVP is required for this event. Students must have a valid Husky ID in order to enter the museum for free!

Samantha-Lynn Martinez (she/her) is a third-year Interdisciplinary Honors student studying Marine Biology and Biology: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. Aside from her experience in marine science, she is also a designer/illustrator, and has worked for marine science organizations around the area, the aquarium, and some other fields outside marine science like the UW astronomy department, and even Cotopaxi! Learn more about Samantha in her Student Community profile!

Basic Computer Science Concepts in Virtual Reality Survey

We are looking for participants for a research study about learning basic computer science concepts in virtual reality (VR). This research is being conducted as my Informatics Research Capstone in collaboration with the UW Reality Lab.

If you’d like to participate and have a minute or two to fill out a short screening form, that would be great!

Google Forms Screening Form:


Study Session Details:

  • Duration: One study session, approximately two hours, with approximately one hour engaged in VR activities
  • Compensation: Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card upon completion of the study.
  • Location: The study session will take place in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, located on the University of Washington Seattle campus.
  • Availability: Sessions will be scheduled around your availability between 2/20/2024 and 3/8/2024.

Your interest in participating is highly appreciated, and your feedback will play a crucial role in shaping future educational technologies. If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact baronk2@uw.edu.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to be part of our research efforts. We look forward to scheduling your study session!

GWSS 325 A: Black Feminist Art and Performance

TTh 9:30am – 11:20am / KNE 220

Explores how black artists from around the world create work that engages with feminist concerns about identity and power. Covers artists working in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, new media, dance, and performance. Assignments are built to develop skills in experiencing and interpreting art, and provide creative outlets of producing knowledge about that art. Recommended: GWSS 200 or GWSS 235/ANTH 235.

GE Requirements Met:

Diversity (DIV)

Social Sciences (SSc)

Arts and Humanities (A&H)

Credits: 5.0

GWSS 325 A: Black Feminist Art and Performance

SAT/ACT and Math Tutoring

Are you fabulous at the SAT and/or ACT and interested in part-time work helping others succeed? For over 35 years, we’ve helped thousands of Seattle area students successfully prepare for the SAT, ACT, and other admissions tests. We also offer academic tutoring – especially in math. We’re now looking to add a few dynamic individuals to our team. There is lots of flexibility, as you create your schedule. Work is remote (though in-person work is available).  For more information, please contact us at:  contact@mazortestprep.com We are hiring now!

Dempsey Startup Competition

The Dempsey Startup Competition, is the University of Washington’s annual business plan competition for students across the region. Student-led startups can apply now for a chance to win up to $25K in prize money and gain exposure to 300+ judges from Seattle’s startup community. Any type of business from any sector may apply to be part of this competition.

We have several upcoming info sessions for students to learn more:

  • Tuesday, February 27 5:00 – 6:00PM Virtual Session Sign up here
  • Tuesday, March 5 11:00 – 12:00PM In Person Session Sign up here You will have the opportunity to look at successful past applications and meet prize winning teams at Team Tuesday
  • Tuesday, March 12 12:30 – 1:30PM Virtual Session Sign up here

Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Events

  • 2/22 Thrive Together: WE Lead Mentoring Circles (2-4pm, PACCAR Hall)
    Tracy Bos | Vice President, Medicare Segment Lead
    Kia Davis | Principal, Artemis Connection
    Katarina Matayoshi | Senior Associate, Sultan Ventures | Program Director, XLR8HI
    Yoko Okano | Founding Partner, First Row Partners
    Carla Pagotto | Senior Advisor and Consultant | Fractional Head of Marketing
    Courtnie Paschall | Founder, Invirtualis.ai
    Tanushree Podder | Venture Capital Investor, Trilogy Equity Partners
    Andrea Pons | Food Stylist | Videographer | Author, Mamacita: Recipes Celebrating Life as a Mexican Immigrant in America
    Renuka Ramanathan, PhD | Director of Intellectual Property and Partnerships, Shape Therapeutics
    Jenna Winocur | Analyst, Graham & Walker
  • 2/23 Product Pitch Clinic (12-2pm, Founders Hall)
    Product Pitch Clinic is for any students who want to brush up on their consumer product idea. Students will receive feedback from their peers in the audience and are asked challenging questions from our coaches Dan deWolff, Carrie Ferrence, and Mariah Gentry. RSVP here!
  • 3/7 Graduate Student Opportunity: Summer Innovation Fellowships Info Session (12-1pm, Hans Rosling Center 101)
    Learn and ask questions about the ITHS/WRF Summer Commercialization and Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship programs. This opportunity will especially appeal to students interested in learning more about commercialization pathways for academic innovations.

Congresswoman DelBene Summer 2024 Congressional Internship

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, representing the 1st Congressional District of Washington state, seeks interns for her Washington, D.C. and District (Kirkland) offices. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress.

Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents and handling constituent phone calls, assisting staff with administrative tasks, conducting research, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Washington, D.C. interns will have the opportunity to lead tours of the U.S. Capitol as well as attend hearings and briefings for the legislative staff. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (1 to 2 pages) to Internship.DelBene@mail.house.gov. In the subject line, please specify whether you are applying for a D.C. or District internship. In the body of the email, list any start and end date constraints, whether you are interested in a part-time or full-time position, and the number of hours per week you can work. The deadline for Summer 2024 internship applications is Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11:59PM.

Visit https://delbene.house.gov/constituent-services/internships.htm for more information.

HONORS 100 Peer Facilitator Info Session

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Honors Program and developing leadership, community building, and stronger communication skills? Excited to help mentor students new to UW and to Honors? Or maybe you’re looking for a great way to meet your leadership or service experiential learning requirement? 

Come learn about becoming an Honors Peer Facilitator in Honors 100! 

Join us on February 27th, 1:30pm-2:30pm, in the Honors Suite Seminar Room (MGH 211) RSVP here

UW Honors 2024-2025 Scholarship Applications

The application portal for the 2024-2025 Honors Program scholarships is now open.

Each year the Honors Program provides scholarship opportunities for students currently enrolled in the Interdisciplinary, Departmental, and College Honors who will be enrolled in the next academic year. For the 2024-2025 year there are eight scholarships available and students may apply for more than one scholarship.

Learn more about these scholarships here, including:

Award amounts

Eligibility guidelines

Descriptions of each scholarship

Information about the generous donors who make this possible

Award timeline:

Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 9:00am

Notifications: May 15-30, 2024

Award term: Autumn 2024 – Spring 2025