Notice: Alternative Spring Break programs for the Environment and Science

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It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to and learn from rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!

By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.

UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they also gain a lot from the experience in return!

For more details:

Second Priority Deadline for Applications is 11:59pm on Wednesday November 15th

Volunteer: Seattle MESA Day 2016

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Seattle MESA is recruiting for volunteers to help out at MESA Day!

Seattle MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) will be hosting MESA Day at North Seattle College March 26th, Saturday.

We are looking for volunteers, who can participate in many ways, including: judge challenges, lead mini competitions, present demonstrations, and basic event logistics (taking pictures, serving lunch, for example).

To sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/Ks9q1zdgQZ

For more information: http://seattlemesa.org/take-action/mesa-day/

It would be great to have you there volunteering!

Questions? Contact Martha Flores Pérez – mgfp@uw.edu

Funding: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)

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Scholarships Up to $ 22,500 for STEM & Health Care Majors

Application Opens January 4, 2016

We are excited to announce that the online application for the 2016-2017 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) will be available on our website soon!

We will select nearly 1450 new students to receive funding and additional professional development support and industry exploration opportunities. We need your help in encouraging every eligible student in Washington to apply! Continue reading

Volunteer: Looking for Youth Mentors for afterschool STEM space

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Calling for Mentors and STEM enthusiasts who want to expand participation of STEM youth in Seattle!

The Dream Project and the 3DL Partnership are partnering with Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle on an exciting new program called STUDIO. As STUDIO mentors, we engage middle-school and high-school youth in tinkering activities, art, health literacy, and opportunities to learn about STEM in higher education and careers.

Mentors attend hands-on sessions with youth and support them to develop habits of mind for learning and succeeding in STEM, school, and life.

Here’s how to sign up:

  • Mentor at Neighborhood House from 3.30 – 6.30pm on Tinker Tuesday (High school) or Workin’ Wednesday (Middle school). Includes transport and transportation time!
  • Join a 1-hour seminar on Friday 3.30 pm – 4.20pm. For credit (1- 3 credits per quarter), register for EDUC 421A, SLN 13840 (VLPA & I&S) with Leslie Herrenkohl
  • Two quarter commitment preferred
  • Fill out an interest survey at bit.ly/PO7t3Zso that we can tailor our seminar content to you!
  • Email Meixi Ng at meixi@uw.edu for an add code or with any questions.
  • Watch what we do here! 

Funding: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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NSF’s GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund your graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $32,000 annual stipend and tuition.  For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

While there may be an assumption this funding would be only for the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), there are a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology.    We encourage students in all eligible fields to look into this fellowship.

Seniors who are planning to attend graduate school can apply now and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend.  First year graduate students (and sometimes second year students) can apply now.

Application deadlines range from October 29 – November 4, 2014.   Continue reading