ENVIR 495F: Environmental Communications (Winter 2016)

How do journalists decide the environmental stories they write? How do advocates walk the line between “truth” and propaganda?
Is a picture really worth a thousand words and can the right picture help produce positive environmental change? What’s Twitter all about and how can I use it professionally?
These questions will be addressed in ENVIR 495F: Environmental Communication, Messaging & Outreach with instructor P. 

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Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need. 

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New Oceanography course: Marine Biogeochemical Cycles

New course for Winter 2016
Ocean 330 Marine Biogeochemical Cycles
The distribution of life and chemical elements in the ocean, the relationship between them and the physical processes affecting these patterns. Emphasis on how marine organisms and the structure of marine ecosystems influence the fate of carbon and other elements in the ocean.
Instructors- Gabrielle Rocap (rocap@uw.edu) and Alex Gagnon (gagnon@uw.edu)
Course Overview and Structure:
The oceans play a key role in the biogeochemical cycling of elements on our planet. 

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Seasonal Marine Science Field Instructors, MarineLab (Key Largo, FL)

Looking for a job that gets you out on the ocean? MarineLab is seeking seasonal marine science instructors for our education center in Key Largo, FL. Our waterfront facility provides quick access to the marine ecosystem protected by Everglades National Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Job duties include leading discussions and labs on subtropical marine topics such as seagrass, mangroves, and coral reefs; leading snorkeling field trips via boat to investigate local marine communities; supervising students in the water; and minor maintenance duties associated with upkeep of boats, labs and equipment. 

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Wildlands Studies Student Info Session Thursday, November 5, 4 pm Anderson 22

Wildlands Studies field projects provide students with the opportunity to join backcountry study teams as working field associates, studying environmental impact assessment, environmental policy, geologic, climatic and topographic factors that support various habitats, and the relationships between environments and culture. Most participants are undergraduates who join us on site from all over North America and Canada. Each program grants 4-12 units of upper division semester credit that easily transfers to University of Washington. 

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REU: University of Delaware (Summer 2016)

Applications are now being accepted for paid marine science research internships at the University of Delaware for Summer 2016!
Interns will work with faculty and research scientists in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $5,600 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. 

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Morris & Stewart Udall Scholarship

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

The Morris & Stewart Udall Scholarship offer current college students an opportunity to share that commitment with others, next work with professional in the field and receive up to $5,000 for academic expenses. 

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UW Study Abroad Fair

If you want to study abroad in the upcoming year, now is the time to start planning. UW Study Abroad is hosting their annual Study Abroad Fair. Meet with faculty and representatives of UW programs that travel all around the world and attend info sessions about how to fund your experience.
2015 Study Abroad Fair
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10 am – 2 pm
HUB Ballroom
Information Sessions
HUB 214
Study Abroad 101
Thinking about studying abroad, but don’t know where to begin? 

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UW Undergraduate Research Program Info Sessions & Advising

Dear Students,
Welcome to those of you who are new and welcome back to our returning students! The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) helps students in all fields to enrich their academic experience by engaging in exciting hands-on research with UW faculty. URP offers courses, workshops, advising, and resources to help students find year-round and summer research opportunities, get academic credit, present their work, and obtain funding. 

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Apply for the 2015-16 Husky Leadership Certificate

Applications are now open for the 2015-16 Husky Leadership Certificate cohort. Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students identify, articulate, and demonstrate their leadership growth and accomplishments. Students create a leadership e-portfolio, and are matched with a mentor who helps the student reflect upon and give voice to their leadership development. Students must be a junior or senior to be considered. 

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