FHL Research Apprenticeship Info Session (5/16, 11:30 am, OSB 425)

Friday Harbor Labs Autumn Course Information Session

Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago (PEF) Research Apprenticeship

When: Tuesday, May 16 11:30-12:20
Where: Ocean Sciences Building (OSB) Rm. 425

Explore the ‘PEF’ research apprenticeship with this 50 minute info-session on campus. Meet one of the three faculty Dr. Jan Newton of the UW Applied Physics Laboratory to learn more about what you will learn through a full quarter of undergraduate research, and find out how to apply.

What is the PEF Research Apprenticeship?

Now in its 14th year, this very successful apprenticeship, Pelagic Ecosystem Function (PEF), uses the natural laboratory of the waters in the San Juan Archipelago to investigate the workings of a unique pelagic (open water) ecosystem. Friday Harbor is an ideal place for pelagic ecosystem studies because here, inputs from oceanic realms and major river systems are mixed by powerful tidal currents, creating an oceanographically complex habitat that supports a diverse community of plankton, fishes, seabirds, and marine mammals.

  • Spend autumn quarter at Friday Harbor Labs immersed in a single, fifteen-credit research apprenticeship with a cohort of up to 12 other students.
  • Be mentored by three faculty with expertise in oceanography, aquatic and fishery sciences, and marine birds and mammals.
  • Apply for a Mary Gates Research Scholarship and earn up to $3,000 to support your tuition.

Read more about the PEF apprenticeship, and see examples of student work here