August 19, 2013

Students from unique summer research programs share their work

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduates who participated in a variety of research programs during the summer will share their work with their peers and the public on three days the week of Aug. 19.

Summer STEM Research Poster Session

Starting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, undergraduates from the UW and schools across the country will present their research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the Summer STEM Research Poster Session. This event is a collaboration among several UW summer research programs connecting undergraduates to research in science, technology, engineering, and math.

The poster session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Mary Gates Hall Commons.

Amgen Scholars and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Students

Student in laboratory

Guillaume Urtecho, a UC Davis student, is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities student this summer

Amgen Scholars and students in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program will share their research in oral presentations from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in Mary Gates Hall, rooms 171, 284, 288.

The Amgen Scholars are placed in premiere UW research groups in the biomedical sciences and participate in related seminars, career exploration, graduate school preparation, and other activities. The UW is one of 10 U.S. sites to host an Amgen Scholars Program.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program provides talented undergraduates with outstanding summer research experiences that encourage them to pursue careers in academic science.

Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities

The week closes with a daylong series of presentations by students in the Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities. Taught by faculty from geography, comparative history of ideas, and international studies, undergraduates focused on the interdisciplinary theme “Outbreak! Reimagining Death and Life, Disease and Health.”

Student presentations are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the Allen Library Auditorium.

The Undergraduate Research Program in Undergraduate Academic Affairs organizes the Summer STEM Poster Session, hosts Amgen Scholars and Exceptional Research Opportunities Program students and collaborates with the Simpson Center for the Humanities to produce the Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities.

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