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Welcome to the Physical & Life Sciences interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers related to the study of non-living systems such as the earth, atmosphere and space or living organisms such as people, animals, and plants.

People who pursue careers in Physical or Life Sciences often work in research roles, which can vary widely in terms of topic, goals, and work setting.

Inspiring profile of 2024 Biochemistry graduate whose research has led to groundbreaking scientific developments

Following her curiosity to the University of Washington, Abby Burtner, ’24, secured her first research opportunity in Professor Sharlene Santana’s evolutionary biology lab through the Office of Undergraduate Research. There she worked with postdoc Chris Law examining the macroevolution of …

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Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach
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Apply to be an American Physics Society student ambassador

Be the voice for physics by building an inclusive community at your university.

The American Physics Society is a professional organization whose mission is to advance physics by fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and global community dedicated to science and society.

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Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach
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Top 10 Jobs for Biology Majors

Biology is the study of living things. Given the sheer number of living organisms on the planet, there are a lot of jobs for biology majors across a plethora of sectors. Some biology majors become researchers and run labs, while …

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5 High-Paying Careers in Physics

Physics is an area of study in which practitioners employ a variety of methods in order to better understand the world we live in, as well as the entirety of the Universe at large. The demand for roles in physics …

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Husky Lunch Network – Connecting Students & Alumni With Similar Identities

Bring your appetite for connection (and food) to these free themed lunches! Hosted by the UW Alumni Association.

Feb. 1: Women of Color in STEM
Feb. 8: Men of Color in Entrepreneurship
Feb. 15: Navigating Life as Student Parent
Feb. …

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Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Student Stories & Advice

Luis Chan

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  • M.S. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Yale University
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Ewan Lister

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  • Masters of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering The University of Waterloo
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Henry Su

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  • Ph.D in Physics University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Kaitlin Beel

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  • MPaT (Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics) University of Minnesota
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Flora Walchenbach

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  • Atmospheric Science University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Elizabeth Gilson

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  • Master of Molecular Science and Software Engineering University of California, Berkeley
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Jenny Jiang

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  • Ph. D in Biomedical Science University of Iowa
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Molly Stephenson

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  • Research Scientist Assistant University of Washington Department of Microbiology
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Matthew Prado

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  • Wind Tunnel Model Stress Engineer Boeing
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Grace Grotz

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  • Surgical Veterinary Assistant Ballard Animal Hospital
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Mahika Rao

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  • Biology Technician National Park Service
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Navera Ahmed

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  • Project Manager I King County Solid Waste Division
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Featured Resources

Life Science Washington

Life Science Washington hosts events and a career center. They also create connections and promote policies that strengthen the environment …

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Physical & Life Science Career Goals

Considering your career interests and potential trajectories within the physical and life sciences? There are scholarship opportunities that provide both …

Candid Career

Candid Career currently features a video library of 6,000+ career clips.  The videos are filmed without narration or actors – just real …

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