Is there research that scientists shouldn’t do? (Course)

PHIL 200: Topics in Philosophy: Research Ethics
T/Th 11:30-12:50 plus Friday quiz section (11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20)
5 credits
I&S/Optional “W” credit
Is there research that scientists shouldn’t do?

Are scientists responsible for harm caused by their research?
What role do (or should) social values play in science?
Can risks to animal or human subjects can be justified in the name of science? 

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FIG Leader & Orientation Leader Applications Open

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!
The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. 

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Friday Harbor Labs Summer Internships

UW-Friday Harbor Labs is reaching out to undergrads who might be interested in a full immersion, hands-on summer internship focused on the marine sciences. UW-Friday Harbor Labs is now accepting applications for summer internships for our NSF REU and BEACON program internships. This UW campus is located in the San Juan Islands.
The finances are attractive
We pay ALL expenses associated with the program, including round-trip travel to San Juan Island, WA, two months of stipend, all room and board, plus $500 to attend a national conference to present research results. 

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UW Career Center Workshop: Employer Mock Interviews

Hey Huskies!
Are you nervous about interviews? Not sure how to approach the interview process? No worries, we are here to help! If you’ve already attended the Career Center’s Interviewing Getting Started workshop and Interviewing Lab, the next best way for undergraduate students of all majors to prepare is through practicing with an employer! Sign up for the chance to put your interviewing skills into action by practicing with and receiving feedback from a Husky-friendly employer. 

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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science, Maryland Sea Grant

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.

Program Flyer download
12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016. 

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Apply now for 2016-17 College of the Environment Scholarships (Current UW Students)

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of undergraduate scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Scholarships for Returning Undergraduates:

College of the Environment Scholarships – open to all College of the Environment students
Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship – open to students pursuing an Oceanography or Aquatic & Fishery Sciences major
Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support – open to any Yakama Nation tribal member who is a student in the College of the Environment

Details can be found at:
Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Awards will be announced in late April 2016. 

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Undergraduate Research Workshops

Don’t know where to start with research? Need some advice about getting letters of recommendation? The UW Undergraduate research program has you covered with workshops offered this week and at the start of winter quarter.
Applying for Summer Research Programs Workshops
UW Undergraduate Research Program
Thinking of applying for summer research programs? Come learn how to approach the application process, write the personal statement, ask faculty for letters of recommendation, and get the most out of your summer research experience. 

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Study at Friday Harbor Labs in 2016

Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs. Students at all levels from any major are encouraged to explore the 2016 course offerings ranging from introductory marine biology to advanced research apprenticeships.

Explore the marine environment of the Salish Sea where your classroom is a marine preserve, and the boats are just steps away from your dorm. 

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SpaceScout: Find a Study Space on Campus

UW-IT wants to remind you about SpaceScout: a web and mobile app that helps you find what you need in a study space, and includes the ability to rate and review spaces, and invite study partners to a space. Check it out at on your browser or smartphone. End the quarter successfully and find the perfect place to study! 

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STEM education: Volunteer with Seattle MESA

Seattle MESA is looking for volunteer tutors from the UW student body. Now is your chance to help a high school student excel!

Tutors can:

Build your confidence in your STEM subject(s)
Help a high school/middle school student in their STEM classes
Motivate/Mentor a student while developing your teaching skills
Work with other great volunteers
Earn credit toward graduation

All transportation to the tutoring sites are through UCAR (UCAR certification is not mandatory but desired). 

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