Research: Research2Innovation workshop application open


For the first time ever, SEBA is sponsoring the Lens of the Market Stage 1: Research2Innovation Workshop (January 10, 2018).  

  • Are you a scientist or engineer working on a project that has the potential to impact people and the environment?
  • Do you have little or no prior knowledge on how you would even take your research beyond the bench?

Consider participating in Research2Innovation, a 1 day workshop developed to provide teams of STEM professionals (undergraduate and graduate students, post docs AND faculty members) with a rapid introduction to the vocabulary, skills, tools, and road map needed to engage in successfully translating research into innovations. Participation is FREE.

Applications can be found here and are due November 22nd. 

Funding: 2018 Bonderman Fellowship application open


The 2018 Bonderman Fellowship application is now available!
Deadline: January 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST)

The 2018 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Continue reading

Funding: Call for Applications, WISIR


Call for Applications: WISIR (Washington Institute for Study of Inequality & Race) Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Grants

WISIR is accepting proposals for innovative student projects that are focused on the study of race, ethnicity, immigration, or inequality and politics. WISIR will offer research grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to help undergraduate and graduate students conduct research projects. Students can utilize the funds to subsidize research costs such as visiting historical archives, fielding surveys, or completing interviews etc.

Undergraduates are encouraged to present their findings at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Graduate students should incorporate their funded work into conference papers, journal articles, and dissertations.

Eligibility:  Currently enrolled UW graduate students or undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

To apply:  Submit the following information to the online application:

  1. Project description (maximum of 3 pages single spaced)
  2. Budget and discussion of when the research will be conducted
  3. Updated copy of Resume/CV
  4. One letter of recommendation emailed directly to

Please fill out the application and upload information here:

Questions: Contact Prof. Sophia Jordán Wallace, Associate Professor of Political Science, at
Deadline:  November 15, 2017 by 5:00PM PDT
Notification of Decision: November 30, 2017
More information about WISIR:

*Funding for this grant is supported by the UW Race and Equity Initiative. For more information, see

Career Newsletter, 10/26/2017

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Dress the Part: What to Wear While Job Searching

Hiring season is in full swing and you’ll likely be attending a lot of career events in the near future — information sessions, company socials, career fairs, and hopefully some interviews, too. Knowing how to dress depending on the setting is important. Wearing appropriate clothing is an easy to way to make a good first impression and can give you increased confidence. Today’s post offers a brief guide on dressing the part for various events.

Information sessions

The majority of information sessions are held on campus during the school day. Recruiters will understand you’re coming to the event in between classes, so wearing everyday attire is perfectly acceptable. You’ll still want to look presentable — shirts with offensive graphics can probably be left at home — but nothing formal is necessary. If you’re really feeling ambitious, nice jeans and a button-up shirt or sweater can help you stand out without seeming out of place. Continue reading

Career Newsletter, 10/19/2017

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Exploring Careers

The start of the year is a great time to explore future pathways. Your academic and professional endeavors at the iSchool can help prepare you for a number of next steps. Below are some tips to help you find out what you’d like to do after graduation.

Self-reflection. Understanding yourself and your passions can help you pinpoint the type of career in which you’ll thrive. Think about what you enjoy, what you do well, and what you find meaningful. Then, try to brainstorm some jobs that hit on all three of these criteria. The UW Career & Internship Center’s Career Guide provides good advice on exploring your strengths and connecting those to careers (pg. 6 – 11), and WikiHow offers good insight into finding your passion. Continue reading

Events: CIVIC DISCORD, Nov 15, 6-7:30pm, HUB North Ballroom


“Listen More” original artwork: installation and photograph by Alex Franke, ’17, philosophy with Honors.

Each year, UW Honors freshmen select a complex issue, and our community tackles their biggest questions, together. The event joins speakers from (seemingly) unconnected disciplines to closely examine a problem that appears insurmountable to our students. You are invited into challenging conversations where differences are not only respected, but valued and absorbed into evolving perspectives.

Responding to student fears surrounding civic discord, an engineer, a civic leader, and a historian will lead a community discussion on:

  • This moment in the broader context of current and historical global trends.
  • The complicated, constantly evolving role of technology in how people learn and connect.
  • Why journalists, artists and educators hold society and each other accountable.
  • How artistic practice builds tolerance for risking discomfort and embracing uncertainty.

What our audience wonders about most: drawn from questions you offer when you RSVP.


starbirdProfessor Kate Starbird
Human Centered Design & Engineering
The Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP) Laboratory, directed by Starbird, investigates how news and social media enable crowd participation and interaction. Recent analysis demonstrates how information networks exploit our psychological vulnerabilities, promoting rifts in society and undermining trust.

kasabaResat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Chair and Director
Jackson School of International Studies
Well-versed in economic history, state-society relations, migration, ethnicity and nationalism, world history, and urban history in the Middle East, Dr. Kasaba is often quoted in the news on pressing international issues. He cites global instances of political upheaval to underscore the vital role of media and educational institutions in democracy.

engstromRandy Engstrom, Director
Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle
Now responsible for the office that steers and supports more than 500 of our city’s vital creative forces, Engstrom cut his teeth establishing grassroots, youth-led, community-building organizations. He believes that art disrupts narratives and generates possibility, often bridging differences and changing society in the process.

Moderated by Dr. Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.