Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Global Opportunities is offering an application writing workshop for the Gilman International Scholarship on Monday Jan. 23rd from 2:30 to 3:30 in MGH 171 and on Jan 25th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in MGH 171. The Gilman provides up to $5,000 to US citizens currently receiving a Pell grant for study abroad and is open to all majors. Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship at

This is a wonderful supplemental scholarship for students you may be connected with who are also applying for the GO! scholarship. This workshop will not only help students write effective personal statements, but strategies for the Follow on Project portion of the application will also be discussed. Students can RSVP for either session by following this link:

Students can visit for more information and advising support.

eScience Data Science for Social Good Summer Program

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Summer Student Fellowship program. The program brings together students with data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for societal benefit.

Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups such as government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organizations, and the general public, on data-intensive research projects.

Who: Graduate students and advanced (junior/senior) undergraduate students are invited to apply. Spring graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their visa status allows them to work in the U.S. We cannot sponsor student visas for this program.

What: Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact. Projects will have an applied social good dimension and involve analysis and visualization of data from areas such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice. Click for summaries of projects from the Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 DSSG programs.

Where: Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When: This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 12th and ending August 18th 2017.

Compensation: Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks.

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in issues related to social good
  • Research experience with quantitative or qualitative tools
  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience

How to Apply: CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM. Please note: a copy of your CV and unofficial transcripts are required to complete the form.

Questions may be directed to

Application Deadline: February 13th at 5:00 pm PT (notification by March 22nd)

The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter will facilitate their workshop, The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness, for the University of Washington community twice during winter quarter. This workshop addresses youth and young adult homelessness in an interactive and informative three-hour training. Join us to learn more about causes and characteristics of youth homelessness, the nature of street life and culture, and tools for engaging with at-risk youth and young adults.

Please forward widely as this workshop provides an excellent opportunity to gain additional insight into the causes and effects of homelessness, allowing those in attendance to be better equipped to advocate for and engage with those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Wednesday, January 25th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258
Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

Interested in attending but can’t make either date work? ROOTS hosts the workshop monthly at New Horizons. Dates and times can be found HERE.

In Our Words: A Discussion with Community Members Experiencing Homelessness

The Carlson Center is privileged to host a panel discussion with residents of Tent City 3 and members of Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau. Please join us in the Unity Ballroom at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to learn more about the factors and issues that contribute to and surround the day to day lives of those who are homeless, as graciously shared by individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Real Change provides immediate employment opportunities for low-income and homeless individuals, while taking action for economic, social, and racial justice. Their Homeless Speakers Bureau includes homeless and formerly homeless people who speak about their experiences in order to educate the public, facilitate conversation, and inspire social action in regards to homelessness. The panel discussion will include stories from each of our panel participants and opportunities for questions and answers.

Understanding issues such as homelessness on a human level is a crucial first step in addressing its social and systemic foundations. Please join us to learn from community members who are willing to share their lived experiences with the campus community. Refreshments will be provided and eyes will be opened!

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

Fantastic Study Abroad Opportunity in Ecuador

GWSS faculty invite you to explore Summer B term in Quito, Ecuador called “Sumak Kawsay: Well-Being, “Race,” and Gender in Ecuador/ Feminista Movements, Feminista Musics in Ecuador. Please see description below.

Info sessions will be held on 1/24, 3:30 in Mary Gates Hall 211B or 2/3, 12:30 in Mary Gates Hall 211.

SumakKawsay: Well-Being, “Race,” and Gender in Ecuador: application due: 2/15

Feminista Movements, Feminista Musics in Ecuador

*Class taught in English. Financial aid available.

“We demand policies in favor of indigenous, black, mestiza, rural and impoverished urban women who have maintained the food sovereignty of our peoples: land, water, productive resources, greater access to knowledge, greater recognition of the knowledge we have formed through the caring relationship with nature.” Carmelina Morán, Assembla de Mujeres Populares y Diversas, Ecuador

This program considers the dialogue between feminista movements and feminista musics. Learn about sonic feministas in Ecuadorian hip hop, Afro-descendent music, and in Afro-diaspora culture. Course considers the music’s relationship to indigenous social movements rooted in Buen Vivir/Sumak Kawsay, a practice that recognizes the reciprocal well-being of earth/la pachamama and her inhabitants. Feminista movements and music will be considered within Ecuador’s general history of social movements for Buen Vivir/Sumak Kawsay.

Questions? Email

Apply here:

Employer Panel and Networking Event: All Majors- Careers in Healthcare

When you think about a career in healthcare, doctors and nurses might be the first careers you think of, but there are hundreds of other healthcare careers and jobs that don’t require a medical or health-related degree.

All Majors – Careers in Healthcare

HUB 250

January 18th, 2017


Join us for an employer panel + networking with employers about options in healthcare (for all majors) on January 18th, 2017. Learn about what employers look for when hiring, and gain a better understanding of how to conduct your job search in a more effective and strategic way. Gain insight, ask questions, and network with a variety of employers from heath related fields.

  • UW Medicine
  • Seattle Children’s
  • COPE Health Solutions
  • Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited. Questions? Email Donna Chen at or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing on January 18th!