The Office for Teaching, Education and Research (OTER) offers a number of events, programs and workshops throughout the year, tailored to our unique populations of postdoctoral fellows, graduates, PhDs, undergraduates and high school interns. In addition, OTER is committed to connecting trainees with resources to help them advance their careers and interests. Please scroll down for our calendar, and check back frequently for updates.

Do you know of an upcoming event or webinar that should be shared with our research institute community? Email us and we’ll add it to the events calendar.

First Annual OTER Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, May 12, 2–5 p.m.

  • JMB Soundgarden
  • Application deadline: Friday, April 7, 5 p.m.

OTER is proud to present the first annual OTER Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 12, 2017. The Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduates at Seattle Children’s Research Institute to present their research experiences to the greater Seattle Children’s Research Institute community. All undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The symposium will include a brief program, followed by poster sessions by students from across the research institute’s centers. Prizes will be awarded to the top presentations.

Abstract submission is open now through Friday, April 7. To be considered, please submit the abstract form (PDF) to the Office for Teaching, Education and Research.

Upcoming Events

UWPA/Hutch Happy Hour

Third Thursdays, 4–7 p.m.

  • Art Marble 21
  • Audience: Postdocs
  • Sponsored by the University of Washington Postdoctoral Association
  • $5 happy hour drinks and food
  • Meet other postdocs in South Lake Union and look forward to networking, table games, lawn bowling and more!

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

April 3–7

  • Are you a current grad? Stop by OTER Program Manager Michelle Primley Benton’s office in JMB 516 any day this week for a small treat.
  • Nominate a grad to be featured in OTER’s “Better Know a…” series.
  • Each day, one of our grads will be selected to receive an OTER Otter.
  • Keep your eyes on SCENE screens and iKnow for more grad student appreciation!

OTER Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstracts Due

April 7, 5 p.m.

Abstract submission is open now through Friday, April 7. To be considered, please submit the abstract form (PDF) to the Office for Teaching, Education and Research.

Student Employee Appreciation Week

April 10–14

  • Student employees – stop by OTER Program Manager Michelle Primley Benton’s office in JMB 516 any day this week for a small treat.
  • Nominate a student employee to be feature in OTER’s “Better Know a…” series.
  • Each day, one of our student employees will be selected to receive an OTER Otter.
  • Keep your eyes on SCENE screens and iKnow for more student employee appreciation!

OTER Trainee Development Series: Networking Tips From a Recovering Neuro-Physiologist (Co-Sponsored by ITHS)

April 13, 4–5:30 p.m.

Join keynote speaker Dr. Judy Lytle, peers and professionals from the region to explore networking in the STEM field. Networking isn’t just about finding a job – it’s about establishing relationships. Learn new skills, find opportunities to expand your network and put your new skills into practice. Pre-registration is encouraged through the ITHS website. Not an ITHS member? Sign up for free to register for this event, and stay in the know about other great opportunities from our partners at ITHS.

  • Orin Auditorium, UW South Lake Union
  • Audience: Grads, post-docs, graduating undergrads

Seattle Children’s Fellow and Resident Research Day

April 21, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 

  • JMB Soundgarden
  • Audience: All

Compelling Science Storytelling: A Pacific Northwest Workshop for Science Communicators

April 28, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Fred Hutch
  • Audience: Science communicators and public information officers
  • Learn more.

OTER Development Series: Getting to K – Lessons Learned and Tips From Current K Award Recipients

April 28, 9–10 a.m.

 

  • JMB Soundgarden
  • Audience: Early-career investigators preparing to submit K award applications
  • Join recent K award recipients for an intimate conversation on getting to K. Bring your questions for panelists and peers.

 

OTER Development Series: Foundation Funding

May 25, 3–4 p.m.

 

  • JMB Soundgarden
  • Audience: Grads, post-docs, early-career investigators
  • Join panelists from Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation for a discussion on family foundation funding – how it fits into the larger funding landscape, tips for navigating the application process and how it can benefit your early-career research.

 

Event Ideas and Proposals

Are you looking to plan an educational workshop, program or event for students or trainees at Seattle Children’s Research Institute? OTER can help you with development, logistical planning and communication. Please submit your proposal no later than four weeks prior to a new event or six weeks prior to a workshop or educational course.

Simply want to share an idea for a program or event you’d like to see at the research institute? Email us.