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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Volunteer with the 2016 Orca Bowl

Volunteer with our state’s regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl on campus on Saturday, February 27. This is a fun opportunity to support high school students interested in marine sciences and to connect with the other students, staff and faculty in our community who volunteer!

We need volunteers like you to help us host the 19th annual Orca Bowl Competition! 

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CoEnv Dean’s Letter: It’s time to imagine plausible and desirable futures

Dean Lisa Graumlich addresses how the College of the Environment is facing the challenges of the ‘Anthropocene’, and how researchers move beyond being seen as the ‘oracles of disaster’.
…read the full letter on the College of the Environment News page 

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FHL in the news: “The Dream Lab” feature in Columns magazine

The Dream Lab
For more than a century, scientists and students the world over have come to Friday Harbor to look into the future of our oceans.
…read the full article in Columns, the University of Washington Alumni Magazine 

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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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FIG Leader & Orientation Leader Applications Open

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!
The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. 

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Friday Harbor Labs Summer Internships

UW-Friday Harbor Labs is reaching out to undergrads who might be interested in a full immersion, hands-on summer internship focused on the marine sciences. UW-Friday Harbor Labs is now accepting applications for summer internships for our NSF REU and BEACON program internships. This UW campus is located in the San Juan Islands.
The finances are attractive
We pay ALL expenses associated with the program, including round-trip travel to San Juan Island, WA, two months of stipend, all room and board, plus $500 to attend a national conference to present research results. 

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UW Career Center Workshop: Employer Mock Interviews

Hey Huskies!
Are you nervous about interviews? Not sure how to approach the interview process? No worries, we are here to help! If you’ve already attended the Career Center’s Interviewing Getting Started workshop and Interviewing Lab, the next best way for undergraduate students of all majors to prepare is through practicing with an employer! Sign up for the chance to put your interviewing skills into action by practicing with and receiving feedback from a Husky-friendly employer. 

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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
12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016. 

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Apply now for 2016-17 College of the Environment Scholarships (Current UW Students)

The College of the Environment is pleased to announce the availability of undergraduate scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Scholarships for Returning Undergraduates:

College of the Environment Scholarships – open to all College of the Environment students
Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship – open to students pursuing an Oceanography or Aquatic & Fishery Sciences major
Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support – open to any Yakama Nation tribal member who is a student in the College of the Environment

Details can be found at:
Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Awards will be announced in late April 2016. 

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