Exciting Service-Learning Class for Fall 2015 (EDUC 421A, I&S and VLPA credit)

Do you want to make on impact of the future of STEM for youth in Seattle?

Calling all Makers, Tinkerers and STEM enthusiasts: Exciting Service-Learning Class for Fall 2015 (EDUC 421A, I&S and VLPA credit)

Learn about college readiness and supporting students in understanding STEM in college and careers while volunteering in STUDIO on Tinker Tuesday or Workin Wednesday with youth from the High Point community in West Seattle.

Details: Instructor Leslie Herrenkohl, 2-3 credits per quarter (flexible).

Info Sessions in 1) Wednesday, May 6th, in Miller 112 from 4:30-5:30 PM or 2)Thursday, May 14th, in the Research Commons room Red A from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Email meixi for any questions and add code.

Apply at bit.ly/PO7t3Z by May 29, 2015. Watch what we do here!

Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

Students from all disciplines (undergrad and grad) are welcome!

Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

Autumn 2015 Course Announcement

C ENV 490, 1 Credit (CR/NC)

SLN: 22522

Seminar coordinators: David Schmidt (Earth & Space Sciences) & Ann Bostrom (Evans School)

Add code required: Contact David Schmidt, dasc

Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

The Oso landslide in 2014 and the recent Nepal earthquake reveal the threats posed by natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest and globally. Natural hazards can cost lives and destroy infrastructure on a monumental scale. The resulting disasters put entire communities at risk, imposing their most severe costs on the most vulnerable. There is a growing realization that society must anticipate and plan for hazardous events to reduce disaster risk and to enable resilient communities. This seminar series engages five national leaders who bring deep expertise and diverse perspectives to that task. Our guest speakers will share their knowledge and experiences, providing insights on the hazard sciences and practices of disaster risk reduction. The course format includes an afternoon discussion period where students interact directly with guest speakers, followed by public lectures later that evening.

Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:50 – The seminar will meet for 6 consecutive Tuesdays, with an afternoon Q&A session and an evening (7pm) public lecture each meeting day except the first. Students are expected to attend both the afternoon and evening sessions.

October 6: Introductions and orientation, 2:30-3:50pm.

October 13: “Disasters Fast and Slow; From Catastrophic Landslides to How We Treat our Soil”

Dr. Dave Montgomery, MacArthur Fellow, University of Washington Professor of geomorphology, and three-time winner of the Washington State Book Award, for The Rocks Don’t Lie, Dirt, and King of Fish.

October 20: “Ten Years after Katrina- Lessons Learned and Unlearned”

Jed Horne, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Breach of Faith (Random House, 2006, 2008), declared “the best of the Katrina books” on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

October 27: “Social Media Use During Disaster Events: The Evolving Role of the Connected Crowd in Response and Resilience”

Dr. Kate Starbird, University of Washington Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design and Engineering, expert in computer supported cooperative work and the emerging research areas of crowdsourcing and crisis informatics.

November 3: “How to Lead and Succeed When It Matters Most”

Jake Wood, author of Take Command (Crown 2014), and Cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nationwide nonprofit providing military veterans with the opportunity to continue their service by responding to natural disasters and global crises.

November 10: “A Tale of Three Seattle Tremblers- One Big, One Deep, and One Direct Hit”

Dr. John Vidale, Professor at the University of Washington, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Washington State Seismologist, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and recipient of its Macelwane Medal.

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change/ BE 498

Announcing a New Opportunity for Undergraduates!

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change/ BE 498

Applications due June 12, 2015


Are you interested in working on important issues that face our city, nation, and the world? Come work with peers and expert mentors to learn new skills and begin to develop solutions to urban challenges such as:

· Equity and access to public space- how do we build?

· Youth and homelessness-what can we do?

· Public transportation as a public good- how?

· How healthy are we?

· Urban mapping of public services-what resources where?

· Big data for social good- how?

· Access to job training and skill building- what?

· What do we know about the air we breathe and the water we drink?

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change is a 2-credit workshop offered Sept. 25-28, 2015 on the UW Seattle campus, providing undergraduates from all disciplines an opportunity to learn from regional innovators and develop an interdisciplinary team-based idea of their own. See attached flyer and cocreate

The Guts to Choose! – A discussion about diverse career possibilities

The Gut to Choose!

Who are you? Who do you want to be?!

This is A diverse career panel

inviting gutsy speakers from different backgrounds to show you the possibilities in career paths, the courage to choose what you really want, and the perseverance to fight for it.

We also have several undergraduates from different disciplines to share their stories of struggles, dedication and inspirations.


Thursday, May 28th, 7-9pm


First Floor Common, HUB

––– Panelists –––

Wilson Mendieta

Wilson has had a broad performing career inclusive of concert dance, t.v., commercials, voice overs, and the Broadway stage. He now teaches at the University of Washington, and will serve as the Director of the Musical Theater Program beginning the Fall of 2015.

Molly Moon

Molly left her job as Executive Director of Music for America to start Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, and now works to make the world better, one scoop at a time by advocating for worker’s rights, supporting local farms and spreading joy with delicious ice cream.

Geeman Yip

Geeman left his job at a major computer company to create BitTitan. With his incredible vision and mission, great care of his employees and customers, BitTitan is now one of the fastest growing tech start-ups in Seattle.

Rachel Chapman

Rachel works as an Associate Professor in the University of Washington Anthropology department. She is also an advocate for prenatal care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, women’s health and development.

Di Ye

Di fearlessly quits her high-tech corporate job and steps into talent development as a professional life and career coach and entrepreneur.

“Sometimes, a stop can be a fresh start for a bigger picture.”

More info


Summer volunteer opportunity for students in Seattle

Summer volunteer opportunity for students: FIUTS SUSI Ambassador Program

Will you be in Seattle this summer? Want to meet college students from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka? Apply to be a SUSI Ambassador and be e a mentor, friend and leader to 20 South Asian journalism students coming this summer!

See full details about the SUSI program and this opportunity on our website: http://www.fiuts.org/fiuts-susi-info (Ambassador application can be downloaded under “Get Involved”)

We’ll also be holding an optional info session on Wednesday May 27th at 4:30pm in the FIUTS office (HUB 206).

For more details, email Tom Lang at tom@fiuts.org.

SUSI, the Study of U.S. Institute for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media, is an educational program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This exchange program will bring 20 undergraduates to Seattle to study journalism and new media from June 22nd to July 18th, 2015.

FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) connects university students to local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. Based on campus at the University of Washington, FIUTS programs create a community of international and American students, members of the local community, and alumni around the world.

LGBTQ Health Panel Flyer

What are the health issues that affect the LGBTQ community? Come to this panel discussion to hear about a breadth of LGBTQ health topics from researchers, practitioners, and advocates. All are welcome!

LGBTQ Health Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, May 28th

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Location: HUB 145

Doors open at 5pm. Food will be provided! (hint: it’s pizza)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/849822961751278/

2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program – Apply by August 14, 2015

The Prevention Fellowship Program is proud to announce OPEN RECRUITMENT for the 2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the Prevention Fellowship Program.

The Prevention Fellowship Program invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. There are 15 Fellow positions available. These individuals will be assigned to a mentor from participating State agencies and National Organizations throughout the United States and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. (Visit the application Web site at www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship for a list of participating locations).

The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. During the 2‐year fellowship program, which combines Web‐based and in-person trainings, fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on acquiring the necessary skills for success in the fields of public and behavioral health. The fellowship will also assist each fellow in the development and implementation of a Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) service plan for his or her assigned state agency (or organization).

The Prevention Fellowship Program prepares fellows for International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) certification as substance abuse prevention specialists. This professional development program allows fellows to

· work within State agencies or a National Organization, while being supported by mentors;

· receive training in behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, and other professional development area including (but not limited to) health communications, evaluation and data collection, and ethics;

· learn a set of core competencies in preparation for the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) exam;

· develop management and leadership skills; and

· prepare themselves for potential opportunities within the behavioral health field.

Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience and trainings in competency areas such as behavioral health promotion, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community organization, public policy and environmental change, program planning, and evaluation. Fellows will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.

A fellow’s responsibilities may include designing, coordinating, implementing, or assessing the performance of substance abuse prevention coalition programs. The work may include participating in data collection and program evaluation; developing prevention plans to increase substance abuse awareness; developing prevention education programs; and preparing and maintaining reports, records, and documents pertaining to funding sources.

Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates through Friday, August 14, 2015. To apply, candidates may complete and submit the online application, which is available at http://www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship/newapplicant.aspx.

Individuals seeking selection into the Prevention Fellowship Program must meet the following criteria and provide associated documentation:

1. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions residency;

2. Must meet at least one (1) of the following education/work experience:

a. At least two (2) years of college from an accredited academic institution and a minimum of two (2) years paid work experience in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas; or

b. a Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas;

3. Two (2) letters of recommendation from an academic and/or professional reference;

4. A detailed essay of 500 words or less on why the candidate should be selected for the fellowship and how becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist would support his or her career goals; and

5. A strong interest in the substance abuse prevention and behavioral health.

Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Friday, September 4, 2015. Selected candidates are tentatively expected to begin the Prevention Fellowship Program on or after September 15, 2015.

For additional information, please contact the Prevention Fellowship Program at (240) 485-1700, ext. 3287 or e-mail preventionfellowship.