Shellfish club meeting – this Wednesday, 10/18, 5:30

Hi Bivalve Aficionados,
We hope you’ve all had a productive summer, and are getting back into the swing of things on campus. As the famous adage goes, “time and tide wait for no one,” so we are super excited to take advantage of the momentum we’ve got going in setting up the UW Shellfish Farm in just a few weeks!
We’ve got cages built, and thousands of baby oysters ready to be planted onto the beach at Big Beef Creek, so all we need is YOUR HELP. 

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[scholarship]: Udall & Truman Scholarships info session, 10/17, 4pm, MGH 171

Scholarships to make a difference: Udall & Truman
Information Session | Mary Gates Hall 171 | October 17 |4pm
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 If you are committed to public service leadership, issues related to Native American Nations or the Environment, we hope you’ll consider applying for the Truman or the Udall Scholarships!  The Truman awards up to $30,000 to U.S. citizen, third year students who are committed to public service leadership to be used for graduate school. 

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[speaker]: Large whale satellite telemetry: A tool for determining habitat-use, distribution, and behavior of endangered whale populations.

Join us for the weekly SAFS Departmental Seminar at 4:00 in FSH 102 (open to the public) for a talk this week about using satellites to track the movements of large whales in the North Pacific.

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Sea Dawgs Marine Biology Club Mtg 10/18 at 4:30

All current UW students are invited to join the Sea Dawgs Marine Biology club for their first meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at 4:30 in FSH 108. Connect, volunteer, and engage with the community of students passionate about marine biology.

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Marine Bio Student Profile: Abby von Hagel

Abby von Hagel is a student from Seattle in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program pursuing a Major in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a Minor in Marine Biology with plans to graduate in 2019. We talked with Abby to find out what inspires her to study marine biology and to learn how an introductory course led to her researching at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs.

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Autumn scholarship workshops with the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The UW has an office dedicated to merit scholarships and fellowships, and they offer weekly workshops to help you prepare to apply. See the schedule for upcoming workshops to prepare for environmentally-oriented scholarships.

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[speaker]: The impact of density-dependent changes in individual life histories on marine population dynamics

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In this presentation I review how current fisheries models account for ecological processes. Subsequently, I will introduce a class of size-structured population models based on individual energetics that explicitly account for ecological interactions of individual fish. Analysis of models of this kind will be shown to not only increase our understanding of the mechanisms shaping fish community dynamics, but also make counterintuitive predictions about the outcome of fisheries management strategies

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Mary Gates Scholarships ($5,000) – info sessions every Friday

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates Scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research projects.  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 UW campus.  Deadlines are coming up soon, so attend an information session!

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Goldwater Scholarship for sophomores & juniors in STEM

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The UW application for students interested in seeking nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship is now available! Brief details are included here, and further information and application instructions are at Please find a flyer attached as well. Please share with undergraduate sophomores and juniors (based on graduation date) in STEM fields engaged in research and planning for research careers!
The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. 

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Get a JOB: Autumn workshops at the UW Career & Internship Center

Whatever your career interests, whatever your background, and however much time you have, the UW Career & Internship center has you covered this quarter. See the linked image for the full schedule of events and workshops: from introductory thirty-minute workshops to ‘deeper dives’ into aspects of your career exploration. It is never too early to get started with these. Trouble viewing the image? 

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