Funded Research for UW Undergraduates

Our department has a funded research opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate students called: Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH).

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"If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the places where they live." – Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine

You read about environmental health problems every day: diseases spread through unsafe drinking water, cancer-causing toxins, poor air quality leading to respiratory disease, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks. Have you ever thought about being part of the solution to these problems? In environmental health science, you can, by studying the link between the environment and human health.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the largest research agencies dedicated to improving human health, has a funded opportunity for underrepresented students at UW to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health. 

SURE-EH provides a meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health. Trainees work alongside faculty as a paid student researcher for up to 2 years, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

Read about the projects current trainees are working on here.

You can read about former trainees here.

NEW:  We have reopened the application process for a limited number of spots to start in the 2017 Fall Quarter. We are currently looking for two (2) students to work on the the following research projects:

Project # 1: Evaluation of weather communication approaches as part of a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.

Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people's exposure to diesel exhaust.

Read full descriptions and requirements HERE.

The application period for these is now closed.

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