RST Academy


RST Academy Events Winter 2015

Wednesday, Jan 7, 8:00 - 9:00 AM – Joe Lyman will talk about his pathway into biomedical engineering and potential jobs in this field (UNI 203). 

Links provided by Mr. Lyman:

Debate on FDA (***definitely watch***):

Audio version (shorter, I was told it skips some questions):

TED talk on possibly the biggest problem with research (***definitely watch***):

another TED talk, same guy

Important movement towards the sharing of data: 

Thursday, Jan 8, 1:30 - 2:30 PM -  Rachel Mitchell is a plant ecologist interested in how the diversity of life shapes communities and ecosystems. Free cookies! (UNI 100).

Monday, Jan 12, 8:00 - 9:00 AM – Doug Sanders, an engineer at K2, will talk about the design and manufacture of snowboards (RAH 125 - the Little Theater).

Wednesday, Jan 14, 1:30PM - 2:30 PM - All RST Winter Quarter meeting! Come meet professors and other students in RST, get free pizza, cookies, and drinks, and see science demonstrations! (RAH 218)

Thursday, Jan 15, 9:00AM or 11:00AM - Katie Hinde, Ph.D., is a former Seattle Central student who is now an assistant professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. Come hear her story! This event is free and open to the public. Watch her talk here on YouTube. 

Friday, Jan 16, 1:00PM - 2:00 PM - RST student Amina Sheikh will be available to discuss her experience applying for and receiving the UW Summer Medical and Dental Education Program in 2014 (TRIO Tutoring Center).

Wednesday, Jan 21, 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Chris Boudreaux will talk about some of the projects he has worked on as an Electrical Engineer. Free cookies! (UNI 203)

Wednesday, Jan 28, 10 - 11AM and 12:00 - 1:00 PM - RST Test Anxiety / Strategies - Come to either one of these workshops to learn how to improve your test scores! It is part art, part science, and part preparation. This workshop has received rave reviews in the past - don't miss it! (RAH 125)  

Friday, Jan 30, 8:00 - 9:00AM - Ruanne Barnabas, from the Department of Global Health, at the University of Washington, will talk on Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases (RAH 313).

Tuesday, February 3, 12:00 - 1:00PM - RST Study Skills Workshop - come learn more about research tested methods for studying! (OLY 206)

Tuesday, February 3, 1:30 - 2:30PM - Write a Great Personal Statement workshop - come prepared to look at your personal accomplishments and life story, then integrate that into a powerful personal statement (Transfer Center, RSB 66)

Tuesday, Feb 10, 1:00PM - 2:00 PM -  - Mona-Pitre Collins from the UW will discuss the Martin Achievement Scholarship in a workshop (LIB 219).  This is part of the regular Transfer Tuesdays workshops.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 9AM - 8PM  - Complete your FAFSA, win prizes, and get tax preparation help at the College Goal FAFSA and WASFA event (LIB 217 and 219)  

Thursday, Feb 12, TWO WORKSHOPS

    11:00AM - 12:00 PM - RST Personal Statement Workshop - write an excellent personal statement for transfer applications, scholarships, etc. (RAH 125) 

    1:30PM - 2:30 PM - RST Personal Statement Workshop - write an excellent personal statement for transfer applications, scholarships, etc. (UNI 100)  

Thursday, Feb 19, 1:30PM - 2:30 PM  - Heidi Rockney will talk about her undergraduate research in biology in UNI 100. Free cookies!  

 Monday, Feb 23, 1:00PM - 2:00 PM  - Nazanin Rupender will be talking about the versatility of a chemical engineering degree and how this type of a degree can be used to transition into various fields, using her own career path thus far as an example. Free cookies.

 Thursday, Feb 26, 11:00AM - 3PM  - STEM FAIR for anyone interested in learning about careers in the fields of Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Technology, Engineering and Math. Come see some amazing demonstrations and see why working in STEM can be so much fun. This event is organized by the Women In STEM club and will be held in the Jerry Brockey Building B. 

Friday, Feb 27, 11:00 - 11:50 AM – Richard Fuhr, Ph.D., Mathematics, will talk about some practical (and perhaps unexpected) applications of linear algebra that are used in computer-aided design (CAD) software. (RAH 304).  Free cookies.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM – LinkedIn workshop by Dan Poux in LIB 217. 

Monday, March 9, 9:00 - 10:00AM - RST Test Taking Anxiety/Strategies - learn how to excel on exams using proven strategies (OLY 206)

Tuesday, March 24, 3:00 - 4:00PM - RST students will discuss their Data Science research projects in UNI 200.    

Other events you may be interested in:

Pacific Northwest Science Seminar Series

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