2020 NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship open for applications

NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes outstanding students studying in NOAA mission fields. Student scholars receive up to $9,500 per academic year to support their studies, as well as paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US.

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Paid lab research opportunity for current UW undergraduate with the Sebens Lab (University of Washington, Seattle)

Part-time paid position for a current UW undergraduate working with the Sebens Lab on the UW campus.

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SEA Semester Info Session (Weds, 10/9, 3:30 pm, MSB 123)

Learn more about SEA Semester: an independently run study abroad program with some courses pre-approved to apply towards the Marine Biology Major. SEA takes students onboard a 134’ tall ship to study the ocean, coastal communities, marine policy and conservation.

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FieldNotes Undergraduate Journal call for submissions

FieldNotes (an undergraduate-run journal published biannually during the autumn and spring quarters) is now accepting submissions for the autumn issue.

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Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom in the North Pacific Ocean

A new study co-authored by University of Washington researchers examines the effects of molten lava that flowed into the ocean as the result of the eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawai’i from April to August 2018.

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Fish and Wildlife Biologist I entry-level job (WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Olympia, WA)

Entry-level (Bachelor’s Degree) job working with the Fish program of the WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Program as, “part of the team responsible for the assessment and management of marine forage fish throughout Washington”.

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Mark your Calendars for SAFS’s 2019 Autumn Seminar Series

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Science’s (SAFS) annual Autumn Seminar Series begins next week, Thursday, September 26. Be sure to view the SAFS events page and hit the + to subscribe and have information about each week’s presentation added to your calendar. Presentations will also be recorded and uploaded to the SAFS YouTube channel the following day.

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Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center, October 5 (Everett, WA)

breaching killer whale (K16)

On Saturday October 5, at 1 pm, the Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are presenting Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett (reservations and tickets are required).

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What motivates people to join — and stick with — citizen science projects?

One of the most established hands-on, outdoor citizen science projects is the University of Washington-based Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, COASST, which trains beachgoers along the West Coast, from California to Alaska, to monitor their local beach for dead birds. With about 4,500 participants in its 21-year history and roughly 800 active participants today, COASST’s long-term success is now the subject of scientific study in its own right. What makes people join citizen science projects, and what motivates people to stick with them over years?

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Marine Monitoring Field Technician, WA Dpt. of Ecology (Lacey, WA)

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Marine Monitoring Field Technician (Natural Resource Scientist 1) position.

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