Washington State Opportunity Scholarship – apply now

Apply Online by February 29, 2016
We are excited to announce that the online application for the 2016-2017 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is now available on our website!
We will select nearly 1450 new students to receive funding, professional development support and industry exploration opportunities. We need your help in encouraging any eligible students you know to apply!
A Few Scholarship Details
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. 

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SAFS in the News: Scientist captures amazing photos of massive Alaskan sockeye salmon run

originally shared on the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Student Services Blog
SAFS alumnus Jason Ching is featured on the Mother Nature Network:
“If the realms of science and art seems worlds away from each other, you’d be gravely mistaken. After all, when you’re studying the science behind the world around us, how can you not feel inspired by its sublime beauty? 

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Fisheries alum creates YouTube series “Nature Meets Paper”

Learn more about Arctic marine animals such as the Arctic Charr as School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences alum Brandon Ringstad works on a painting. Check out one of his videos below, and see his “Nature Meets Paper” series on YouTube. 

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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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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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