Graduate Assistantships

Doctoral ($60,000) and master’s ($32,000) scholarships with internships in Scotland Title: Predicting the “root-priming effect” from plant functional traits

Project description:
I am offering a scholarship of $20,000 x 3 years for a Ph.D. project, or $16,000 x 2 years for 2 M.Sc. projects, all focusing on the “root-priming effect.” The project is based on manipulation of stable isotopes to study the effect of root exudates on soil organic matter mineralization. This project aims to highlight the interaction between the chemical quality of humus and plant functional traits that control the mineralization of soil organic matter. So far, this issue has been treated only from a biochemical perspective and we would be the first to do so in an ecological context. The practical benefits are many, especially in agriculture, forestry, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Students will be co-directed by Dr. Eric Paterson of the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen ( and will have 1-2 research internships in Scotland. We are looking for motivated students with good academic records, prior research experience, and proficiency in English.
French is the working language of Québec, but applicants with limited French proficiency can still undertake graduate studies at francophone (French-speaking) universities here in the province.
Interested individuals should contact: Robert Bradley (Professor) Département de biologie Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada J1H 1E6 E-mail:

Doctoral ($60,000) and master’s ($32,000) scholarships with the possibility of practical training internships Title: Predicting annual allowable cut in a changing world

Project Description
Seven researchers, based at 3 universities and at the Québec Ministry of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks, were recently awarded an NSERC Strategic Project grant. Our project will study effects of global changes (e.g., climate, atmospheric CO2, air pollution) and their interactions with various silvicultural treatments on the nitrogen cycle and performance of spruce- moss forests. The project will be implemented in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Forester of Québec, the OURANOS research consortium, and the engineering firm WSP Canada Inc. This last partner is providing scholarships for our students to participate in practical training courses for forest planning.
We are looking for four MSc students (scholarships of $16,000 x 2 years) and 2 PhD students (scholarships of $20,000 x 3 years) to start this project as soon as possible. We are looking for motivated students with good academic records and prior research experience. Students would benefit from advantages and opportunities offered by the Centre CEF, the Centre SEVE, and the Consortium for Research on the Boreal Forest.
French is the working language of Québec, but applicants with limited French proficiency can still undertake graduate studies at francophone (French-speaking) universities here in the province.
Interested individuals should contact: Robert Bradley (Professor) Département de biologie Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada J1H 1E6 E-mail:

Bradley_Scholarship Adverts.pdf

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Spring 15 semester – Eco Israel

The Spring 2015 semester of Eco Israel at Hava & Adam farm is now open for registration!

Attached please find a flyer with all the info

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UW Astrobiology Colloquium

UW Astrobiology Colloquium Tuesday November 25, 2014
Physics and Astronomy Auditorium A118

See attached pdf for more information

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Re-Engineering Global Health – Monday, November 24th at 5:30pm

Are you interested in learning more about the connections between engineering and global health?

 Join the Global Health Undergraduate Leadership Committee and your fellow undergrads interested in global health as we explore issues involving the interplay between engineering and global health, including global water provision and technology in health infrastructure.
The event will take place on Monday, November 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm in HUB 238. There will be a short film screening followed by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments to be provided.

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Summer Research and Graduate Funding

For Undergraduates:

Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:

Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads

For Financial Support in Graduate School:

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:


For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

For tips on applying and associated resources:

For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

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Summer 2015 Seasonal Job Opportunity

**Outreach Notice**

Tongass National Forest
Petersburg Ranger District
Petersburg, Alaska

Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)
Temporary Seasonal
GS-0462-4 and 5

The Petersburg Ranger District, Tongass National Forest is currently recruiting for several temporary Forestry Technician (GS-0462-4/GS-0462-5) positions for the 2015 field season. These positions will provide unique opportunities for career development and enhancement with on the job training in the field of forestry while working in one of the most dynamic regions of the United States.

Work assignments include assisting District Foresters with timber sale unit preparation, logging road design, and timber volume estimation. Selected applicants will utilize forest mensuration equipment, GPS technology, and analytical software programs to determine logging systems feasibility, develop unit boundaries, and cruise timber. Applicants must be physically able to hike through rugged and uneven terrain for extended periods of time and work in prolonged periods of adverse weather conditions common to Southeast Alaska on a daily basis.

During the field season, the Timber Sale Layout Crew often works from various remote field camps and/or floating barge camps with travel to and from via boat, float plane or helicopter. The field season will begin early to mid-April and extend through to November (weather permitting). Appointment lengths and start/end dates are flexible. Work schedules will allow for opportunity to recreate in some of the most incredible country in Southeast Alaska during time off. Housing is available on a first come basis.

For information about how and when to apply and/or if you would like to learn more about this opportunity on the Tongass National Forest please contact Brock Martin at (907) 772-5973 or at .

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Orienteering Event: Dec 20

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 20, with event check-in from 10AM-noon. Register online for $13 by 9PM Dec 18. (See

WHERE: Start at Gates Hall (northwest corner of map).

WHO: Event run by Cascade Orienteering Club, with sponsorship of the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

Orienteering, the sport of navigating with a map and sometimes a compass, is an equally enjoyable way for hikers, joggers and sprinters alike to explore parks, natural areas, and urban environments. It’s the original adventure running, yet at any speed, making it ideal for friends and families.

In orienteering, you try to find your way through a series of checkpoints marked on a map and flagged on the ground. No limed path to follow, or arrow signs, or GPS system telling you what to do—just your own
ability to track where you are and decide for yourself what route from checkpoint to checkpoint works best for you.

On Saturday, December 20, a one-day orienteering event will be set up that takes participants all over the UW campus, with courses from beginner to advanced. It will help you discover more about your campus, the enjoyment of well-made maps, and your ability to make and trust your own decisions in unfamiliar situations.
UW Orienteering promo (descriptive).pdf

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College of the Environment News & Events: November 24 – December 5

Monday November 24

12:30 pm

3:30 pm

Tuesday November 25


Monday December 1

12:30 pm

3:30 pm

  • Wildlife Science Seminar
    • Location: Kane Hall (KNE) 120
    • Speaker: Clint Robbins, Wildlife Science Group, School of Environmental & Forest Sciences

Wednesday December 3

12:30 pm

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

Thursday December 4

11:00 am

3:30 pm

Friday December 5

3:30 pm

View the entire calendar online

Check out the College events calendar at for a comprehensive list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events. If you have a suggestion for an event to be added to the calendar, please submit it to

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SEFS Holiday Party (12/3): Join the Fun!

Coming up on Wednesday, December 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Forest Club Room is our annual SEFS Holiday Party! It’s one of our liveliest traditions, when holiday spirits are kicking into high gear, the room is awash in that delightful fresh tree smell, and rosy cheeks and loud voices reign.

Why do they reign, you ask? Well, in addition to an assortment of other beverages, we’ll have another epic wine tasting/dousing for your enjoyment, as well as our traditional potluck competition. Also, for those coming from the seminar down the hall in Anderson 223—and we hope that’s a lot of you—don’t fear, we’ll just be getting all the bottles popped and ready to go by the time you saunter down for some sipping and snacking.

For the potluck contest, start thinking about your favorite sweet or savory item to throw into the ring (and dozens of grateful bellies). The only requirement is that you come prepared to list the ingredients on a form, and winners will be voted on by guests and announced toward the end of the party.

So spread the word, bring your friends and family, and help us celebrate the holidays in style!

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Engineering Rome 2015 Information Session

2015 offering of Engineering Rome

What: Engineering Rome 2015 Information Session

When: Tuesday, December 2nd, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Where: More Hall, Room 221

If you’re interested, stop by and get your questions answered and get fired up for Rome in 2015! The program director and teaching assistant will be there. We will have a short presentation on the essentials and show you a bit of what the 2013 class did. To get you going, here are some answers to some FAQ:

Who is eligible to apply for this Study Abroad Exploration Seminar?

  • ANY UW student. You don’t even have to be an engineer. You DO need math up to but not including Calculus. And you have to be interested in engineering since that’s what we’ll be learning.
  • You can be a graduate or undergraduate student, any year, any class.
  • Even if you plan on graduating in Spring 2015, you can do it. We had 2 last time that went this route.

How many students are you going to take?

  • About 15-20 students. If more than that apply, then it’s competitive.

What should I do if I want to keep up with what is going on with Engineering Rome and when applications are being accepted?

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Make Montana Your Classroom


Earn 16 UPPER-DIVISION CREDITS from August 31 – November 3, 2015!
We offer a $500 early enrollment discount for L&L applications received by February 1, 2015.

Spend the Fall Semester in western Montana learning how to read the landscapes, the forests, the watersheds, and the wildlife. Gain tools for community-based conservation from the people working to conserve these resources and the communities they support. Live in a small group on a historic homestead where you grow your own food, unplug, and immerse yourself in wild Montana!

Your classroom: Montana’s wild Crown of the Continent

Your classes: biogeography, sustainability and agriculture, forests and communities, watershed dynamics, and more!


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Reverend Jesse Jackson to visit UW Seattle, December 2

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Please join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, for a special evening with the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Where: Kane Hall, Room 130
When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The former presidential candidate will visit the UW to speak about women and minorities in technology, as well as civil rights and student participation in the public policy process. A Q&A will follow. Do not miss this unique opportunity to hear from the Rev. Jackson.

Please register here by Monday, December 1.

For questions please email

This event is presented by the UW Provost’s Office and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity in collaboration with campus partners and the Seattle Urban League.

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Employers and Grad Programs Recruiting UW Students

As we near the end of the quarter, we have just a few employers and grad programs left that will be making visits to UW Seattle’s Campus. Below is our weekly update from the UW Career Center on full timeinternship and InfoSession opportunities.

For more events and activities at our center, check out our Calendar as well as HuskyJobs for additional postings.


Employers and education programs use InfoSessions as an opportunity to share information about their company/program and network with UW students and alumni. Here is a list of companies and grad programs coming on Seattle’scampus to facilitate InfoSessions over the next few weeks:


BlackRock was founded 25 years ago by eight entrepreneurs who wanted to start a very different company. One that combined the best of a financial leader and a technology pioneer. At the heart of BlackRock is a world-class technology system called Aladdin. It is an unmatched operating platform—and central nervous system—that unites all the information, people and technology needed to manage money in real time and at every step in the investment process.

We are mainly seeking Jr’s/Sr’s within Computer Science, Engineering, or similar majors.

11/20/2014 5:30-7:30 MGH 134

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI

The FBI has many entry-level positions for graduating seniors and recent college graduates with a variety of backgrounds.  These positions exist in many areas of the FBI, including counterterrorism, finance, human resources, and security. Check out our InfoSession on 12/1/14 to learn more about our current openings and what it is like to work for the FBI.

12/1/2014 5:30-7:30 MGH 134

Cambia Health Solutions

Cambia Health Solutions will be coming to the UW Career Center to share information on their Actuarial positions. The visit will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of time allowed for Q/A. After the presentation, Cambia will conduct short informational interviews with students in attendance. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their resumes.

While this InfoSession is open to all students, we typically see math, stats, finance, and econ students are a great fit for our actuary positions.

11/24/2014 5:30-7:30 MGH 134

Northeastern University Seattle

Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.

12/3/2014 5:30-6:30 MGH 134



Log into

·        Look for the purple “InfoSessions” tab at the top right of your home page

·        Find the event and click the title

·        Click the “RSVP” button at the bottom (*note- some companies also require you to RSVP at their website)



Employers utilize The Career Center to conveniently interview UW students on campus. Here is a list of companies coming on Seattle’s campus to conduct interviews that have resume due dates within the next few weeks:

*Make sure to Check HuskyJobs for additional Postings

Liberty Mutual Insurance

At Liberty Mutual Insurance, doing the right thing is essential.  That’s why we offer a diverse range of student opportunities that complement your academics, and provide experience through immediate responsibility and stimulating work.

Position Title and HuskyJob ID# Analyst Development Internship  83832

Resume due date: 11/20/2014

Daimler Trucks North America

Are you ready to join the inspired and passionate people who are helping shape the future of commercial vehicles? Our employees enjoy lucrative benefits, competitive salaries and the opportunity to work in jobs across many functions—mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, accounting, sales & marketing, IT and more—both within our company and in our offices around the world.

Position Title and HuskyJob ID#

Engineer-Summer Internship 84556

The Top Talent Program- Daimler 84618

Resume due date:11/24/2014


Log into

·        Go to the search bar at the top right of your homepage

·        Enter the position ID # and hit search

·        Located the position title and click on it

·        Read the job description and application information

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Advocacy and Outreach Associate with Washington Trails Association

Position Description:

The Advocacy and Outreach Associate is a regular, exempt, full-time position that helps advance advocacy priorities and promote programs in support of Washington Trails Association’s mission to preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington.

The person in this position is responsible for assisting with advocacy and outreach activities at WTA, including activating members and volunteers on key issues and coordinating public events. The position reports to the Advocacy Director.

WTA is the largest statewide hiking organization in the country with a long and established history as the state’s leading voice for hikers. The organization is a nonprofit leader in constituent engagement with a volunteer trail maintenance program that is the largest of its kind in the nation, an interactive website that receives 3.3 million unique annual visits and a growing base of 13,000 members.

Learn more here:

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Seattle Young Environmental Professionals Mixer- TONIGHT!

5:30 – 8:00 pm 
Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub
1916 Post Alley, Pike Street Market
Seattle, WA 98101

Join us for a casual evening of drinks and hors d’oeuvres while networking with young and emerging professionals interested in pursuing or furthering careers related to an environmental field. Bring your friends and colleagues with you for a great opportunity to meet like-minded professionals from the Seattle area.

Young Environmental Professionals (YEP) is a networking group presented by Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC).
Fee $10.00 Registration includes one drink and appetizers. 

Please note that this event will be held at a pub – ID will be required.

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Program Manager position with the Office of Sustainability at Bellevue College.

Program Manager position with the Office of Sustainability at Bellevue College.

The position works with students, staff, and faculty on a growing campus.

The sustainability program implements the latest in technology and behavioral approaches to reducing greenhouse gasses and improving behaviors. Learn more at

The successful candidate will work closely with the Sustainability Director on analyzing data, designing new projects, and engaging the college community.

The deadline to apply is December 3rd.

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Free Rides!

Need a free ride over the holiday season? Use LYFT!

Simply download the app, request a Lyft and you’ll be on your way in minutes with a friendly, background-checked community driver. It’s more fun and costs less than a cab. And with their new spring pricing – 20% off all rides – Lyft’s got the lowest prices in town!

Get your first ride free up to $25 using code: UWadvising

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GCA Urban Forestry Fellowship Accepting Applications–deadline January 31, 2015

Applications being accepted for the Garden Club of America’s Urban Forestry Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

The Garden Club of America (GCA) with the support of Casey Trees of Washington, DC, is soliciting applications for its national urban forestry fellowship. GCA has a history of interest in the health of the urban forest and would like to support young scientists in their undergraduate and graduate studies in this field. The study areas of interest are far reaching, including urban forest management andplanning as well as topics in biology, ecology, or human health that will specifically move urban forest science forward. The GCA Fellowship in Urban Forestry will be awarded in early 2015. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee at Virginia Tech composed of practicing urban forestry scientists and professionals in related fields. Final selection is made by The Garden Club of America.

The fellowship is highly competitive and applicants must present clearly in their applications how they will advance the GCA’s goal of increasing future capacity in urban forestry research.

Eligibility: The fellowship is open to both graduate students and advanced undergraduates pursuing degrees in urban forestry, forestry, horticulture, environmental studies or a closely related field at any 4-year college or university degree program in the United States. Recipients must be students in the U.S. who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors or graduate students during the fellowship period (2015-64). The award is for $5,000 and recipients may apply for one additional year of funding.

Application Process: For more information, online application forms, and past recipients, visit or contact Dr. Susan D. Day at or 540-231-7264.

For more information about…

The Garden Club of America, visit

Casey Trees, visit

The Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech, visit

The Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, visit

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Biology Seminar: Dr. Jennifer Nemhauser

Biology Seminar


12:00 PM on Monday, November 24th in HCK 132

“Life is flux”

Dr. Jennifer Nemhauser
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington

How do cells gather and respond to information about an ever-shifting environment? One solution to this challenge is the evolution of mechanisms to convert information gathered by cellular receptors—which act like antennae to monitor the environment— into chemical signals. These chemical signals modulate networks of interacting molecular factors and are ultimately translated into changes in cell growth or identity. The primary research objective of my lab is to understand how the architecture and dynamics of signaling networks allow for the effective processing of information, and how plants tune these networks to optimize their morphology for a given environment. Our recent work has drawn from molecular genetics, genomics, physiology and synthetic biology to build new tools to study signaling dynamics and to apply these tools to a variety of fundamental questions in cell and developmental biology.

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UW Beekeeping

Check out this video on UW Biology professor Evan Sudgen’s beekeeping lab!

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