[Tide Bites]: A Summer Class Success Story

“Tide Bites” is the monthly newsletter of UW Friday Harbor Laboratories. This month, Professor Adam Summers reflects on the 25 year legacy of the ‘Fish Biomechanics’ summer course. Read a short exerpt below, or read the full story at: https://fhl.uw.edu/about/news-and-events/newsletters/. Graduate students and senior level undergrads are encouraged to apply now for summer courses at FHL.

“One class, five weeks, seven publications: that’s a Friday Harbor summer. The class did not just offer a one-time opportunity, it tied a group of young scientists together.”
– Professor Adam Summers, Friday Harbor Labs

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ASU PhD Position: Marine Social Science

An opportunity for a funded graduate research assistantship position (PhD student) in “Marine Social Science” with Professor Kiki Jenkins, formerly of the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

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[scholarship]: American Salvage Association/North American Marine Environment Protection Assoc. Call for Papers

It’s that time of year again when the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) join forces to host its Annual Call for Papers – Marine Sciences Competition. Running for its 7th consecutive year, the program opens the door for high school and college undergraduate students to demonstrate their passion in the Marine Sciences by participating in the program either individually or as a team. The initiative is intended to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through the use of sound environmental practices, raise awareness of the art and science of marine salvage and engineering, and to promote careers within the greater maritime industry. Each paper is reviewed by a technical committee of marine industry experts and is evaluated on a wide range of criteria including originality, data collection, supporting evidence, and tangibility within the real-world environment.

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The Bevan Series: weekly guest lectures at SAFS in winter

The Bevan Series is a popular annual event held one quarter each year, usually in the format of weekly seminars for 10 weeks, and on occasion as a two-day symposium. The series features internationally recognized experts seeking to examine current issues affecting fisheries and marine conservation, representing as many viewpoints as possible, focusing on solutions to pressing problems. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Join us for the first SAFS lecture today (Thursday, January 4) at 4:30 pm in FSH 102 Auditorium

speaker: Professor Ray Hillborn, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
talk: Is U.S. Fisheries Policy Working? Getting the Message to Congress

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Cape RADD: Dive training and research experience in South Africa (fee based, non-credit program)

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Cape RADD is a new marine field course which specializes in teching SCUBA diving and free diving as approaches to data collection on the marine ecology of South Africa. We facilitate training courses for individuals or groups who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. Cape RADD courses include training in multiple data collection and field operation techniques, theoretical workshops and presentations from field biologists and dive experts in their field. 

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[job]: City of Edmonds Discovery and Beach Ranger program Ranger Naturalists

The City of Edmonds is hiring seasonal Ranger Naturalists to help support their Discovery and Beach Ranger programs. Work part time Mid-March through Labor Day. See full post for details and deadlines.

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Oregon Institute of Marine Biology REU: Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s REU program: “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast” (EMBOC) will be accepting 10 students, five from 2-year colleges and five from 4-year colleges, to conduct research this summer (June 17 – August 18, 2018) at the University of Oregon’s marine lab. REU students will develop individual marine research projects in one of our eight faculties’ labs and participate in weekly seminars, professional development workshops, and social activities from exploring local marine habitats like rocky shores and sand dunes to touring other institutions that specialize in marine science. 

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Maryland Sea Grant REU in Estuarine Science

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science. http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU. 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.

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What is an REU, and what does it mean for you?

Learn what an ‘REU’ is, and why you will want to pay attention to these announcements in the coming months.

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[research]: Schmidt Ocean Institute Student Opportunities Program (deadline: 12/29/17)

Schmidt Ocean Institute is pleased to announce our call for the 2018 Student Opportunities program.
Schmidt Ocean Institute seeks to provide college, undergraduate, and graduate students with a chance to take part in seagoing scientific research aboard Falkor in coordination with our organization and the principal investigators leading at-sea research projects. The Student Opportunities Program enables us to support training of the next generation of ocean scientists and technology developers and ignite the spark of passion for ocean exploration in their minds. 

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