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.

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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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Undergraduate Research Workshops

Don’t know where to start with research? Need some advice about getting letters of recommendation? The UW Undergraduate research program has you covered with workshops offered this week and at the start of winter quarter.
Applying for Summer Research Programs Workshops
UW Undergraduate Research Program
Thinking of applying for summer research programs? Come learn how to approach the application process, write the personal statement, ask faculty for letters of recommendation, and get the most out of your summer research experience. 

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Study at Friday Harbor Labs in 2016

Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs. Students at all levels from any major are encouraged to explore the 2016 course offerings ranging from introductory marine biology to advanced research apprenticeships.

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. 

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SpaceScout: Find a Study Space on Campus

UW-IT wants to remind you about SpaceScout: a web and mobile app that helps you find what you need in a study space, and includes the ability to rate and review spaces, and invite study partners to a space. Check it out at on your browser or smartphone. End the quarter successfully and find the perfect place to study! 

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STEM education: Volunteer with Seattle MESA

Seattle MESA is looking for volunteer tutors from the UW student body. Now is your chance to help a high school student excel!

Tutors can:

Build your confidence in your STEM subject(s)
Help a high school/middle school student in their STEM classes
Motivate/Mentor a student while developing your teaching skills
Work with other great volunteers
Earn credit toward graduation

All transportation to the tutoring sites are through UCAR (UCAR certification is not mandatory but desired). 

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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 ( and Alex Gagnon (
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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