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Friday Harbor Labs info sessions

Spend fall quarter studying at the UW’s marine field station in the San Juan Islands. Get started by attending one of our info sessions this quarter.
INFO SESSION I: Marine Biology and the Humanities
When: Tuesday 4/12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Thompson Hall, Rm 234
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299813
Start here if you want to learn more about courses in the humanities and introductory courses in marine biology for students of any major. 

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STEMSEAS: fully funded, short-term research cruises for undergraduates


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Student Experiences Aboard Ships
STEMSEAS aims to provide ship-based, 6-10 day exploratory experiences for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds aboard NSF-funded research vessels. Students will sail with experienced faculty mentors and engage in geoscience and oceanography activities (while also having fun)!
All expenses will be paid by the program- there is no cost to participants.
The tentative 2016 schedule is as follows:
May 10-18: Sail on the Oceanus from San Diego, CA to Honolulu, HI. 

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Summer Internship with UCSD/Scripps Marine Physical Lab

UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory
Call for 2016 Summer Interns

Are you contemplating a career in scientific research and development?
The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2016 MPL Summer Internship Program. 

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Study at Friday Harbor Labs in Spring Quarter

Spend spring quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs.


Explore the marine environment of the Salish Sea where your classroom is a marine preserve, and the boats are just steps away from your dorm.
Courses for all levels from introductory marine biology to advanced research apprenticeships.
Get to know your teachers with class sizes frequently less than 20 students. 

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Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

Applications due February 22, 2016
Oregon Sea Grant is excited to announce our sixth annual Summer Scholars Program for eligible undergraduates. This ten-week program places high caliber undergraduate students from around the country with public agencies (federal, state, and local) to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. In addition to supporting agency programs and initiatives, the goals of the program are to offer students professional skills, agency workplace experience, and real life practice in marine science, policy, management, and outreach. 

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Ocean Exploration Trust Science & Engineering Internship Program

Science & Engineering Internship Program
The Nautilus Science and Engineering Internship Program aims to train undergraduate and graduate students studying ocean science, engineering and video/film in the at-sea environment. Intern positions entail 2-5 week periods working aboard E/V Nautilus as Data Loggers, ROV Pilots, or Video Engineers. All of our interns spend their time on Nautilus working with a wide array of scientists, engineers, students, and educators. 

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School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Undergraduate Capstone Symposium

See the final projects for the undergraduate majors in Aquatic & Fishery Sciences on December 11 in FSH 107.
Presentation Schedule
1:30 Danica Sheridan (Sebens)
Analysis of ferry disturbance on the sessile intertidal communities on commercial dock pilings, as compared to recreational dock pilings
1:45 Karl Seitz (Kiffney)
The effects of anadromous salmon recolonization on the trophic niches of resident trout
2:00 Jonathan Allen (Roberts)
Behavioral and luciferase gene expression analysis in the orange sea pen (Pennatulacea: Ptilosarcus gurneyi)
2:15 Tasha Hartwig (Laidre)
Haul-out behavior of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in Washington State
2:30 Angeline Blattenbauer (Beauchamp)
Critical growth and size-selective mortality in offshore juvenile coho salmon
2:45 Martin Safer (Grue)
Do seasonal temperatures affect the efficacy of imidacloprid on burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay? 

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Is there research that scientists shouldn’t do? (Course)

PHIL 200: Topics in Philosophy: Research Ethics
T/Th 11:30-12:50 plus Friday quiz section (11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20)
5 credits
I&S/Optional “W” credit
Is there research that scientists shouldn’t do?

Are scientists responsible for harm caused by their research?
What role do (or should) social values play in science?
Can risks to animal or human subjects can be justified in the name of science? 

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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science, Maryland Sea Grant

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.

Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/1icIKEw
12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016. 

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Undergraduate Research Workshops

Don’t know where to start with research? Need some advice about getting letters of recommendation? The UW Undergraduate research program has you covered with workshops offered this week and at the start of winter quarter.
Applying for Summer Research Programs Workshops
UW Undergraduate Research Program
Thinking of applying for summer research programs? Come learn how to approach the application process, write the personal statement, ask faculty for letters of recommendation, and get the most out of your summer research experience. 

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