Summer 2016 Course: Biology & Biodiversity of Fishes of NW Florida & the Gulf of Mexico

dates: May 30 – June 10
location: The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory
Course Description
ZOO 4454 & ZOO 5935 (4 hrs)
Prerequisites: Core Biology Courses (e.g., BSC 2010, BSC 2011 lectures & labs or their equivalents, or permission of the instructor)
This course provides an overview of the evolution, systematics, morphology, ecology, physiology, and life history of the most diverse group of vertebrates on earth, the fishes. 

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Seattle Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour with the Sea Dawgs

Interested in getting up close and personal with some marine locals?
Join your fellow Sea Dawgs on a trip to the Seattle Aquarium and for only $10!!
First 30 students to pay, will secure their spot in the exclusive behind the scenes tour. Additional people are welcome to come for the decreased admission price, but we can only accommodate 30 for the private tour, so RSVP quickly! 

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Volunteer for the 2016 ORCA Bowl

There is still time to register as a volunteer for the 2016 Orca Bowl on 2/27/2016. Anyone can volunteer, but you must attend two training sessions. The first of four training sessions is January 12.
Learn more about volunteering for Orca Bowl 2016
Training Sessions

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
Monday, January 25, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:30-7:30pm

Two out of four sessions are required 

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Arctic Encounter Symposium, January 15-16 (Seattle, WA)

Undergraduates interested in the Arctic – from policy to the environment – are invited to attend this symposium at a discounted rate of $25/day. Please visit this unique link and click the envelope icon on the right side of the page to register at the UW Rate.

Hosted by the University of Washington School of Law, the Arctic Encounter will convene its third annual national symposia in Seattle, Washington. 

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UW Career Center Winter Workshop Schedule

Whether your job search is imminent or you just started college this year, you should get in touch with the UW Career Center. More than a dozen different kinds of workshops are offered multiple times through winter quarter, and they are all held conveniently in Mary Gates Hall. Workshops range from early career exploration and networking basics to learning details about resumes, cover letters and job interviews. 

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Mary Gates Scholarships

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/creative/scholarly activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major, residency status or home campus. 

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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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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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