Undergraduate Academic Affairs

August 19, 2013

Students from unique summer research programs share their work

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Margaux Pinney

Amgen Scholar and UW biochemistry and chemistry double-major Margaux Pinney.David Ryder

Many undergraduates return home for the summer; some study abroad; some work fulltime; some take classes. Some students spend the summer in unique research opportunities available at the University of Washington. Undergraduates who participated in a variety of research programs over the summer will share their work with their peers and the public over three days the week of August 19, 2013.

Summer STEM Research Poster Session

Starting on Wednesday, August 21, undergraduates from the UW and schools across the country will present their research in STEM disciplines 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.

  • Poster session
    Wednesday, August 21 | 9 a.m.-noon
    Mary Gates Hall Commons

Amgen Scholars and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Students

Amgen Scholars and students in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program will share their research via oral presentations on Thursday, August 22.

The Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation’s top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. Students 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 (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program provides talented undergraduates with outstanding summer research experiences that encourage them to pursue careers in academic science.

  • Oral presentations
    Thursday, August 22 | 2:30-5 p.m.
    Mary Gates Hall, rooms 171, 284, 288

Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities

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

  • Student Presentations
    Friday, August 23 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Allen Library Auditorium

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