Free Practice GRE & LSAT: March 7/8 (The Princeton Review)

Golden Key International Honour Society at UW is hosting a FREE Practice GRE and LSAT through The Princeton Review. If you are interested in attending email Cassie Gawron ( indicating which test you are interested in taking.
Due to the great interest we saw in the GRE, we have decided to hold a second free practice test. It will be held on Sunday, March 8th, from 1:30-5:30 PM in Suzallo Library room 102. To register, visit, search practice GRE by zipcode and enter “98105.”
There will also be a practice LSAT on Saturday, March 7th, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. It will be held at The Princeton Review center (4555 Roosevelt Way NE). To register, visit, search practice LSAT by zipcode, and enter “98105.”

Research: Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates

Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates

Application for the 2015 Summer IBS REU program are currently  being accepted which will be held May 25-July 31, 2015. Application deadline is March 1.

The Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU) site provides a research program for undergraduates. The program was initiated in Summer 2009 as a result of funding by the National Science Foundation. Since its inception, over 40 undergraduate students from across the country have participated in this ten-week research program in the area of integrative biosciences.

Tuskegee University IBS-REU site offers undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors in the STEM majors, but particularly in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Agricultural Economics, and other bioscience majors) a novel approach to conduct research by integrating multiple areas in the biosciences. We define “integrative biosciences” research as any research where the continued integration of two or more science disciplines is requisite, for example, determining the consequences of genetically-modified sweetpotato (Plant Genomics, Plant Sciences) on soil microbial biodiversity (Soil Science, Soil Microbiology, Genetics).

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Tuskegee is an Historical Black College and University and an 1890 land-grant institution that enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel.


Student Tax class 2/26/15!!!

Student Tax class for US Residents:
You’ve received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits plus tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
February 26, 2015
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Odegaard room 220

Environmental Innovation Challenge DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FEB 22 + upcoming INFO

Planning to Enter the 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge?
Deadline for Entry: February 22
(Late entries not accepted.)


To Enter:

Click here to register and upload your 5-7 page Business Summary. (IMPORTANT: Register all your team members in the competition website)

  • Judges will select the top 21 teams to advance to the Challenge on April 2.
  • Business Summaries from previous years are available for preview in our office and a few business summaries are online.
  • Judging Criteria

Mark Your Calendars:

BPC/EIC Resource Nights: “Insights from Past EIC/BPC Participants”
Thurs. Feb. 19 (TONIGHT!), 6–7:50pm

Paccar Hall 192
Learn from those who have gone before you. We’ll have a panel discussion with past BPC competitors giving insider tips and advice for getting the most out of your experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from previous winners!

EIC/BPC Office Hours for all Student Teams
Tues. Feb. 24, 3–5pm
(30-minute appointments)
Dempsey Hall 211, Herbold Innovation Lab

Get professional feedback and advice on your prototype, business plan, intellectual property issues, marketing,  engineering, and more from experts in their fields.  Learn about available mentors and sign up for one or more 30-minute appointments on the Buerk Center’s MentorConnect site. (Office hours are open to teams from all schools!)

EIC/BPC Intellectual Property Workshop with Ryan Dodge, IP Attorney with COJK
Tues. Feb. 24, 5:30-6:30

Dempsey Hall 211, Herbold Innovation Lab
What questions should you be asking, and what do you need to know about intellectual property? Come find out. (Open to all student teams, no RSVP necessary.)

Contact Pam Tufts:, 206-685-3813
Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Connect with UW EIC on Facebook.

Spring Quarter Course for Students Interested in Discussing Research – INTSCI 491/492: Introduction to Research/Reflections on Research (NW)

INTSCI 491/492:  Introduction to Research/Reflections on Research (NW)

Are you interested in undergraduate research in the biological, environmental, or physical sciences? Would you like to:
  • Demystify research culture and develop research skills?
  • Discuss research papers with a diverse community of undergraduate researchers?
  • Develop a research proposal and increase your competitiveness for research scholarships and graduate & professional programs?
  • Present your research in oral and written formats & improve your science communication skills?
Integrated Sciences 491/492 (2 credits; Thursdays, 9-10:20 a.m.) is a discussion-based course that is designed to accompany undergraduate research experiences. Students must confirm a faculty research mentor before the start of the course.
INTSCI 491 (Introduction to Research) and INTSCI 492 (Reflections on Research) meet together and share in-class activities. They are, however, supported by two distinct series of homework assignments.
To determine which course would better complement your research experiences or to request an add code, please email the instructor at:

Announcing the Sea Dawgs: UW Marine Biology Student Group

Hi everyone, hope you all enjoyed your three day weekend!
We’re proud to announce UW’s very own marine biology student group, the Sea Dawgs!
Sea Dawgs is an organization on campus that offers students the opportunity to participate in career and networking building events, go out on group field trips, attend discussion sessions and talks, and get to know the rest of the growing marine science student community here at UW! For more information about the club and upcoming events, join our facebook group, or email to be placed on our emailing list.
We’re holding our first event, a group tide pooling excursion, on Saturday, February 28th from 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM to Golden Gardens. We’ll meet up at 4 at the UW Campus, grab a bite to eat together, and bus over for low tide at 7:30pm. There will be activities, plus who doesn’t want to head out to the beach when we’ve been having such amazing winter weather? Dress snug, grab a friend, and head out!
There will be more fun events like this coming up, don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Hope to see you then,
Sea Dawgs

MESA Open House!

Seattle MESA is having an Open House!

We are actively looking for dynamic UW students that would like to work with local middle school and high school students.  Our mission is to engage a diverse group of students in STEM activities that connect mathematics and science fundamentals to real world examples, provide hands – on experience, and demonstrate a range of professions and career paths that students can chart through college and in their respective careers.  We are recruiting UW graduate and undergraduate students who would like to volunteer to work with us.  Use this link to RSVP for the Open House:

Seattle MESA Open House Invitation

Come see what we are about. You can learn about our MESA programs, meet with some of our past and present volunteers and partners and sign up as a Seattle MESA Volunteer.

When: Tuesday, February, 24, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 pm
Where: Schmitz Hall, 1400 Northeast Campus Parkway
University of Washington – Room 580
Refreshments will be served