Summer Courses at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) offers a suite of university-level summer courses, designed to immerse students in the study of marine science, with a program of coursework and research that is unique in marine science education. Founded in 1903, BIOS is a world-class ocean science research and education facility.

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Spring Quarter Opportunities with the Pipeline Project

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. You can tutor as a volunteer or take one of our EDUC 401 seminars to receive credit.

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Wisdom of Crowds: A Conversation with Andrew Berdahl

School of salmon staging at mouth of Sam Creek.

In 1906 while attending a livestock fair in Plymouth England, Sir Francis Galton witnessed an interesting contest where locals were trying to guess the correct weight of a slaughtered and dressed ox (think jellybeans in a jar, but for butchers). He examined all 800 guesses and calculated the median calling it the vox populi, or “voice of the people,” reasoning that this would cancel out outliers on either side of the true answer. Astonishingly, the median guess was extremely close–within .8%–of the weight measured by the judges and closer than any individual guess. “This started the idea of the wisdom of crowds, where if you have a whole bunch of independent guesses you can average them, cast off the errant guess on either side and hone in on the right answer,” said Dr. Andrew Berdahl one of the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ newest faculty members.

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Biology Department Book Club (Wednesday, March 6, 4:00 pm, HCK 312)

Everyone Welcome! Winter Quarter Biology Book Club will meet for snacks and a brief discussion on Wednesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in HCK 312. Please join in on the fun even if you haven’t finished the book. We hope to see you there!

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Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist Volunteer Program (Orientation 4/2/2019 6:30 pm)

Why do barnacles stand on their heads? What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs? Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist this summer.

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Science Communication Panel Discussion (Thurs, 2/28; 3:30 pm, Wallace Hall Commons)

Should scientists serve as advocates within the public sphere? What’s the harm in ‘dumbing down’ science? Want to learn more about the opportunities, challenges, and pitfalls of communicating science? Join us for our final 2019 Environmental Communications Panel.

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Undergraduate Fishery Biologist Internship 2019, International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) deadline: March 15

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated student to work in the IPHC office located near Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, Washington, USA. The Internship Program is designed to give students exposure to a wide variety of tasks associated with the management of an international fisheries resource. Each student is assigned a specific research project that is chosen by the staff. The student will work closely with a supervisor to ensure continuing progress toward work goals and with other staff members on the various tasks assigned.

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Summer Internship, Smithsonian marine Station (Ft. Pierce, FL)

The Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) program is currently seeking an
undergraduate or recent graduate for a summer internship at the Smithsonian Marine Station in
Ft. Pierce, Florida.

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College of the Environment Scholarships for current students (now accepting applications, deadline 4/1)

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of undergraduate scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Diversity in STEM Seminar: Spring Quarter Course (GEN ST 297C)

Learn about current UW STEM Research in a diversity context directly from UW researchers, graduate students, staff and faculty.

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