Deadline Extended – Levinson & WRF Advanced Undergrad Research Funding Opportunities

There is an upcoming research funding opportunities for undergraduate students. This opportunity uses a common application with a deadline of August 18 with funding starting the next academic year.  Please see the following for information about the funding available.

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

Undergraduates who are interested in devoting a significant proportion of time to research, which both complements their coursework and furthers their professional goals, are especially encouraged to apply.

View more information here:

Deadline: August 18th

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Undergraduate Internship Opportunity

Entre Hermanos, Seattle’s Latino LGBTQ organization, is looking to hire a volunteer intern for the 2014-15 academic year.  Please see the information below:


Mission Statement: To promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.


Dates September 2014 – December 2014, with the potential to continue until June 2015, per the discretion of the Women’s Program Coordinator.

Time Commitment Between 4-16 hours per month

Compensation: This is an unpaid, volunteer internship.

Desired Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish




  • Develop leadership and mobilization of resources within the community
  • Encourage participation in programs that provide support, prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections and all other types of diseases
  • Build the Latino community’s capacity with the necessary tools to achieve a better quality of life
  • Help the LGBTQ community express its ideals and achieve them as individuals
  • Encourage the participation of members of the LGBTQ community in activism and human rights
  • Provide educational, recreational, cultural and social services



  • Prepare outreach materials, publications, brochures and safer sex kits for outreach events and program gatherings
  • Travel locally to attend outreach and community events with Entre Hermanos staff, including but not limited to, Gender Odyssey, Northwest Reproductive Justice Conference, and Seattle Pride
  • Attend Women’s Program gatherings to support Entre Hermanos staff
  • Create Entre Hermanos materials as appropriate using Publisher and/or Photoshop
  • Other duties as assigned


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Internship, the Entre Hermanos Outreach and Education Intern will be able to:

  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections and their prevention, FDA-approved Birth Control Methods, Breast Self-Exam and safer sex practices
  • Organize, prepare and attend community and outreach events
  • Network and establish working relationships with community partners and members
  • Facilitate ice-breakers and small group activities
  • Utilize Publisher and/or Photoshop to create attractive and succinct documents and educational materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Latino LGBTQ Seattle community



  • Current enrollment in an AA, BA or BS degree program, preferably a Public Health, Social Welfare, Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Chicano Studies and/or Latin American studies major
  • Flexibility, humility and a positive attitude
  • Commitment to social justice, equity, advocacy, fierce allyship and the LGBTQ Latino community
  • Cultural humility
  • Willingness to grow and learn
  • Ability to work with a range of personalities, both inside the office and out in the community
  • An open mind



For more information and/or to apply to this exciting and unique internship opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to Latinos, women and LGBTQIA2-S folks encouraged to apply. For more information about Entre Hermanos, please visit us at

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New course: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students

The Undergraduate Research Program is offering a new course for students who have transferred to the UW from a community college and are interested in getting involved with research on campus.  See the following information:
GENERAL STUDIES 391 N (2 cred) |  SLN: 22580
Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students
2-Day Workshop (September 18 & 19) + weekly follow-ups (Fridays, 2:30-3:20 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive designed for incoming transfer students is an initial 2-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 18 & 19 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the
quarter designed to help transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions. The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources.  All students receive one-on-one advising with URP staff and interact with peer researchers.

For more information & to request an add code, contact

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New AUT 14 Courses from Public Health

For students interested in social science & health, public health is offering a number of awesome courses related to this topic during autumn quarter 2014. See below for a link to these courses and a description of each course offered.

HSERV 490-A:Economics to Solve Today’s Health Care Problems

SLN: 15611

4 Credits

MW 1000-1120

Instructor: Coe, Norma

Description: Economics to solve today’s health care problems. Introduces Health Economics and the tools economists use to analyze current issues in health care. No prerequisites required.



HSERV 490-C: A Practical Introduction to Ethnographic Research in Public Health

SLN: 22103

4 Credits

MW 230-420

Instructor: Bezruchka, Stephen

Description: A practical introduction to ethnographic methods in public health. Introduces practical methods of gathering ethnographic data by presenting techniques and having students practice them in the cultures that surround them. No prerequisites required.


HSERV 490-S: Social Networks and Health

SLN: 22324

4 Credits

TTh 100-220 + various discussion sections

Instructor: Petrescu-Prahova, Miruna

Description: Course covers methods and applications, an introduction to the major theories, methods, models and findings of social network analysis research, and application with attention to health behaviors and health systems. No prerequisites required.


HSERV 490-W: War & Health

SLN: 22105

4 Credits

MW 300-420

F 230-320

Instructors: Hagopian, Amy & Kanter, Evan

Description: Explores the health consequences of war and the role of professionals in preventing war.

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Honors program applications Due 7/18/14

The sociology honors program is designed for students who have a strong interest in social science research and a desire to work more closely with faculty.  This is a rigorous, 1 year program that involves expanding upon the required department coursework, as well as designing and completing an independent research project.  It is great preparation for students who are considering pursuing graduate school or research-intensive career paths.  For more information about the program and admission requirements, click here:

Applications are due on Friday, July 18th.  If you are considering applying but are not sure whether the program is a good fit for you, feel free to make an appointment to speak with a sociology advisor prior to the application date.

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Fall NW Animal Behavior course open to non-psychology majors

If you are looking to fulfill a natural world requirement or are thinking of pursuing a double major in sociology and psychology, a new psychology course has become available that is open to both majors and non-majors. See information about the course below:
Comparative Animal Behavior is a great Natural World (NW) course that is open to all students.  There are no prerequisites.  This course is appropriate for all students, freshmen through seniors.  The course description is as follows:

“Research methods and findings of comparative animal behavior, their importance to an understanding of human behavior; rationale for study of behavioral differences/similarities between animal species, behavior viewed as part of adaptation of each species to its natural habitat.”

Instructor:  Michael Beecher,
PSYCH 200C (SLN 22989), 5 credits
Meeting MTW ThF 1:30-2:20
(Note that PSYCH 200 is joint listed with our majors-only class, PSYCH 300.  Students will complete assignments/exams based on their level of enrollment.  While joint listed with PSYCH 300, students registering under PSYCH 200 will not be able to use this course to fulfill any specific degree requirements within the psychology major.)

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Last Minute Internship Opportunity: Send CV by July 7th

If you’re looking for a little extra cash this summer and are a conscientious student with a strong interest in survey research, the city of Seattle is conducting a survey in the Rainier Beach in conjunction with George Mason University.  They are looking for three graduate or undergraduate students to work on the survey. It’s a 3 week job, possibly extendable, and only 3 days a week. They will pay $15 for pre-masters, $18 for post masters. Also, you need to be IRB approved. If you’re not, it’s just a one hour quiz certifying you to work with human subjects.  The scope of the project is below.  If you are interested, send your CV to Tim Thomas ( as soon as possible.

Community Survey in Rainier Beach

  •  This is the baseline community survey for the federal grant project: Rainier Beach-A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth – see website:
  •  Baseline survey will be conducted in 5 treatment sites and 5 control sites
  •  Written survey has been translated into multiple languages
  •  Survey captures information about crime and perception of safety at the 10 specific  locations
  • Survey will include: residents, businesses, and place-users
  • Survey team training will be held on July 15 from 1-7 pm
  • Survey work timeframe: July 16-August 8


Survey Team Members

  • Will be hired/paid by George Mason University
  •  $15/hour without Masters; $18/hour with Masters or higher
  •  Up to 24 hours per week
  • Must be available July 15-August 8
  •  Must be IRB certified
  • Must be able to travel to and from Rainier Beach
  • Must be able to work effectively with community members and complete surveys in timely fashion

If interested, send CV by July 7.

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