The Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) will be conducting its summer Acoustic and Trawl research survey (http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/RACE/midwater/default_mw.php) in the Gulf of Alaska from early June through mid-August. There are up to 2 volunteer positions on two survey legs available for student participation. You will be an active participant in fish sampling while on the survey. Cruise research activities will include drop camera sampling, acoustic biomass estimation, bathymetric mapping, and bottom and midwater trawling.
Ideal candidates are Juniors and Seniors that have taken Biology of Fishes (FISH 311) and have at sea experience, but all interested students are encouraged to apply. There is potential to use this experience as Internship/Experiential learning (FISH 498) for academic credit.
All travel costs, housing, and food will be covered while on the survey. Port of departure and return is Kodiak, AK.
Cruise dates (including 2 travel days):
Leg 2: 3 July – 24 July
Leg 3: 26 July – 16 Aug
Emergency at Sea training and a tuberculosis test may be required to participate in the survey. All required training will be provided prior to departure by the AFSC.
To apply, electronically submit a cover letter outlining interest and a full cv/resume by April 15 to: Dr. Chris Wilson — email@example.com
Summer Courses in Bermuda
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) offers a suite of university-level summer courses, designed to immerse students in the study of marine science, with a program of coursework and research that is unique in marine science education.
Founded in 1903, BIOS is a world-class ocean science research and education facility (www.bios.edu). BIOS summer courses in marine science provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to expand their studies into tropical and subtropical environments and/or to investigate topics in ocean science, which are not offered within the curricula of their home institutions. BIOS has quick and easy access to a diverse array of tropical marine habitats which, combined with lectures, discussions and integrated field work and laboratory exercises, provide an optimal environment for experiential learning.
The 2015 summer courses at BIOS are:
- Modern Observational Oceanography
(June 15 – July 3)
- Ecology and Evolution of Reef Fishes
(July 6 – July 24)
- Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change
(August 3 -21)
Students may obtain academic credit for these courses, pending exchange of information between BIOS and the student’s home institution. Course details, application instructions and scholarship information are available on our summer course webpage http://www.bios.edu/education/summer-courses/.
The BIOS summer course application deadline is April 17th, 2015. Late applications will be accepted only if the course is not full and considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scholarships are available to students of all nationalities, both undergraduates and graduates.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you require additional information on BIOS’s Education programs
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Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!
The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award. Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and provided outstanding leadership in the community.
The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 20, 2015.
In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.
Deadline and Application Instructions
The application deadline for the 2015 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 13, 2015. Interviews with finalists will occur Thursday, April 23, 2015.
For more information about how to apply and to learn about our past recipients, check out our website. In addition, if you have questions about this award, please email email@example.com, with Carlson Student Leadership Award Question in the subject line.
Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help the student pursue her/his research interests. Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns. Students interested in attending the UW, including community college transfer students, are welcome to the sessions.
Upcoming undergraduate research information sessions:
Wednesday, April 1st:
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3rd:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7th:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14th:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
We have set the date for this year’s SEFS Recognition Event—Tuesday, May 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room—so mark your calendars for our annual celebration of all things SEFS!
For those who haven’t been to the Recognition Event before, it’s a wonderful occasion to recognize students, colleagues and retiring faculty who have made exemplary contributions to the school and academic community. There will be catered snacks, a silent auction to raise money for the SEFS student scholarship fund (more on that to come), an expansive wine tasting and beer sampling, and a host of honors and awards. In short, a truly excellent time.
At the heart of the event, of course, are the awards, and we’ll be presenting a range of student, staff and faculty honors. For students, the awards include the John A. Wott Fellowship in Plant Collection and Curatorship, and the Richard D. Taber Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Student Award. We will also present two Director’s Awards, one each for staff and faculty service.
After that, we depend on all of you to determine the final four awards, which are based entirely on nominations: Faculty Member of the Year, Staff Member of the Year, Graduate Student of the Year, and Undergraduate Student of the Year. We launched these awards last year to recognize the highest honor for a year of achievement and service, and they are open to nominations from all faculty, staff and students. Honorees will have their names engraved on a plaque in the Anderson Hall display case, so help us recognize the achievements of your students and colleagues!
Submitting a Nomination
Nomination letters do not need to be long—a good paragraph or two will suffice—but they should be specific and clearly demonstrate the qualities your candidate exemplifies. Nominations can recognize a wide range of qualities and accomplishments, whether in one area or across many, in one instance or sustained throughout the year. You may nominate more than one individual for each category, and all nominations will be reviewed by a panel of students, staff and faculty. You are not expected to know grant totals or grades or precise figures, though the selection committee may use these metrics as part of the selection process. Most important, all nominations must be emailed to Sarah Thomas no later than Friday, April 17!
Below are some criteria and characteristics to consider:
1. Faculty Member of the Year
Exemplary attributes can include, but are not limited to: Quality of teaching, advising and mentoring; student success in the field; new research grants and programs; recent publications, books, patents and invited lectures; contributions to the SEFS community and administration; preeminence in his/her field of study; etc. (Last year’s winner was Professor Sharon Doty.)
2. Staff Member of the Year
Exemplary attributes can include, but are not limited to: Outstanding commitment to the school and supporting students, faculty and other staff; contributing to the positive spirit and cohesiveness of the school; outstanding, creative and/or innovative performance of duties; community participation and outreach; commitment to professional growth and development; etc. (Last year’s winner was Amanda Davis.)
3. Graduate Student of the Year
Exemplary attributes can include, but are not limited to: Academic excellence and accolades; outstanding thesis/dissertation research and progress; extracurricular projects, collaborations and activities; conference presentations and other professional engagements; community participation and outreach; outstanding promise in his/her field of study; etc. (Last year’s winner was Hyungmin “Tony” Rho.)
4. Undergraduate Student of the Year
Exemplary attributes can include, but are not limited to: Academic excellence and accolades; outstanding research projects; conference presentations and other professional engagements; extracurricular projects, collaborations and activities; community participation and outreach; outstanding promise in his/her field of study; etc. (Last year’s winner was Alison Sienkiewicz.)
Remember, nominations are due by Friday, April 17, so send them to Sarah as soon as possible!
In 1923, Charles Lathrop Pack had the foresight to establish an essay competition so that students in the College of Forest Resources would “express themselves to the public and write about forestry in a way that affects or interests the public.” His original mandate continues today at SEFS—as does the unwavering value of good written communication—and we are pleased to announce the 2015 edition of the Charles Lathrop Pack Essay Competition!
The prize for top essays is $500, and this year’s prompt addresses the Washington Department of Natural Resources:
The Washington DNR manages State Trust Lands for beneficiaries ranging from hospitals to schools, including the UW. Please review the state’s Policy for Sustainable Forests (2006) and discuss its ability to meet the policy objectives described on pages 3 and 4, paying particular attention to the following objective:
Balance trust income, environmental protection and other social benefits from four perspectives: the prudent person doctrine; undivided loyalty to and impartiality among the trust beneficiaries; intergenerational equity; and not foreclosing future options.
Entries are due by Tuesday, April 28, 2015. If you have any questions about the competition, or if you’d like to see if your essay idea sounds promising and appropriate, email Professor Greg Ettl. Otherwise, review the rest of the guidelines below, and get busy thinking and typing!
In responding to the prompt, you must justify your answer from a political, ecological and economic point of view. You are expected to provide a technical perspective, addressing a diverse and educated audience that needs further knowledge of natural resource issues. Writers are expected to clearly state the problem or issue to be addressed at the beginning of the essay, and should emphasize a strong public communications element. Course papers substantially restructured to meet these guidelines are acceptable; however, no group entries are permitted. References and quotes are acceptable only when sources are clearly indicated; direct quotes should be used sparingly.
Entries should be typed, double-spaced (one side of paper only), and may not exceed 2,000 words. Include a cover page with student name and title of the essay, then print your submission and deliver to Student and Academic Services in AND 116/130 no later than Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
The competition is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in SEFS during Spring Quarter 2015 who have not yet received a graduate-level degree from any institution. Undergraduate and graduate essays will be judged in separate categories.
A Judging Committee will be selected to assess originality, organization, mastery of subject, objectivity, clarity, forcefulness of writing, literary merit and conciseness. The Committee will reserve the right to withhold the prize if no entry meets acceptable standards. The Committee may also award more than one prize for outstanding entries if funds permit. Winning papers will be posted on the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest website, and might also be featured on the SEFS blog, “Offshoots,” and in the school’s e-newsletter, The Straight Grain
Every summer, a hardy crew of SEFS students heads down to Pack Forest for two months of hands-on field training in sustainable forest management. It’s one of our oldest field traditions, and also one of the most memorable, so take a look at the internship opportunities coming up this summer!
There are up to six internship positions available for the 2015 Summer Quarter at Park Forest, which runs from June 22 to August 21. Each position is eligible for 4 ESRM credit hours (with in-state tuition included), as well as a $200 weekly stipend and free housing for a summer spent in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Hard to beat!
* Three to five spots are open for Forest Resource Interns, who will assist with the management and stewardship of Pack Forest’s timber resources, research installations, roads and trails. These students will develop forest mensuration skills, practice species identification, participate in research programs, and learn about sustainable forest management.
* One additional position is available for an Outreach & GIS Intern, who will actively participate in public outreach, environmental education and/or GIS applications for natural resource management. This student will develop skills in communications, public outreach, curriculum development and natural resource management.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 9. If you’re interested, please send your resume and a cover letter describing how the internship will fit into your program of study to Professor Greg Ettl.
Professor David Butman is leading the Water Seminar (ESRM 429) this spring, and you can catch the action on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. in Anderson 223. We apologize for sharing this schedule too late for you to see Professor Butman’s introduction, but there are plenty of great talks and speakers lined up for the rest of the quarter!
Week 1: March 31
“Overview: Land-use and riverine biogeochemistry from a carbon perspective”
Professor David Butman, SEFS and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Week 2: April 7
“What stable isotopes can tell us about inputs to freshwater ecosystems”
Professor Michael Brett, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering
Week 3: April 14
“Biological N2 fixation explains ancient sustained use of subarctic alluvial meadows”
SEFS Director Tom DeLuca
Week 4: April 21
“Does shoreline development impact herring in Puget Sound?”
Tessa Francis, lead ecosystem ecologist
Puget Sound Institute, UW Tacoma
Week 5: April 28
“Effects of land use on the predictability of land-atmosphere fluxes and moisture transport in the North American monsoon region”
Dr. Ted Bohn, School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
Week 6: May 5
“Carbon storage in terrestrial systems inferred from riverine chemistry”
Dr. Erin Martin, The Evergreen State College
Week 7: May 12
“Global watershed management tools”
Professor Jeff Richey, UW School of Oceanography
Adjunct Professor, Quaternary Research Center, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Week 8: May 19
“Sediment and chemical loading from the Green River watershed to the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site”
Kathleen Conn, hydrologist, USGS
Week 9: May 26
“Hama Hama Seafood Co.: What resource management and conservation means for a sustainable seafood business in Puget Sound”
Lissa James Monberg, Hama Hama Seafood Co.
Week 10: June 2
“Lake Washington Ship Canal and current water management operations”
Kenneth Brettmann, senior water manager, Western Washington
Water Management Section, Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
This spring, Professor Christian Grue of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences is leading the long-running Wildlife Science Seminar (ESRM 455 & 554). The weekly talks will be held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. in Kane Hall 120, and topics range widely—and intriguingly—from albatross conservation to amphibian genetics to animal welfare at a major research university.
The public is welcome, so come out for some animal edification!
Week 2: April 6
“Black-tailed Deer Movements and Reproduction in Managed Forests”
Research Scientist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Week 3: April 13
“Is Being a Force of Nature Right for You?”
Deputy Chief, Enforcement, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Week 4: April 20
“The Bear Facts in Washington State”
Bear and Cougar Specialist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Week 5: April 27
“Albatross Conservation in Commercial Fisheries”
Senior Scientist, Washington Sea Grant
Week 6: May 4
“Advancing Science and Animal Welfare at a Major Research University”
Director, Office of Animal Welfare, UW
Week 7: May 11
“Challenges in Managing Washington’s Wildlife Resources”
Director, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Week 8: May 18
“Seabirds: Beautiful Alive, Useful When Found Dead”
Associate Dean, College of the Environment and Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, UW
Week 9: May 25
Memorial Day (no seminar)
Week 10: June 1
“Genetic Insights into Amphibian Population Ecology”
Assistant Professor, School of the Environment, WSU
Recycle Corps College Internship Program Public Sector Services
The WM Recycle Corps collegiate intern program is designed for mature, passionate, energetic, responsible and outgoing college students interested in a hands-on job training experience in the field of recycling education and outreach.
This intensive eleven-week internship will teach ten college students the latest strategies in effectively engaging the public and businesses in waste reduction and recycling behavior change. The program is designed to provide students hands-on experience in the field as recycling educators. Interns will work in teams directly with business owners and staff, property managers and residents and the public throughout the entirety of the program.
WM Recycle Corps interns represent the company in various public venues, working in partnership with the WM Public Sector Services (PSS) team and local governments on a variety of outreach projects. These projects include assisting with on-the-ground recycling education campaigns for businesses and multifamily communities, staffing the WM Recycling Information Station at community festivals and assisting with special projects, as assigned.
The Recycle Corps program is managed by the WM Public Education and Outreach team. WM staff train, supervise and mentor the intern team throughout the duration of the program. To ensure the safety of all participants, as well as to build teamwork and collaboration skills, all fieldwork is done in teams of two or more.
The 2015 Recycle Corps interns will be selected in May, and the program will begin on Monday, June 15, 2015. The eleven-week internship kicks off with a 5-day, 40-hour training, featuring industry experts, role play workshops and well-rounded exposure to many facets of the recycling and composting industry.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location.
- Participate in community events during evenings and on the weekends
- Represent WM at public functions, community events, businesses and multifamily residents and property managers
- Work with businesses, property managers and the public, one-on-one, to provide information and resources that promote recycling, composting and waste reduction
- Educate the general public by answering questions about WM recycling and composting programs and services
- Collaborate with WM and municipal staff on community outreach projects Work well with a variety of people in diverse settings
- Willing and able to learn the materials management business and then share that knowledge with the public
- Able to manage time and track multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail
- Able to be flexible and adapt to various situations while remaining positive
- Able to follow all company policies, especially those relating to safety
- Uses problem solving skills, determines problems, and understand fundamental parts of the problem. Executes tasks directly related to functional projects and/or process improvements.
- Communicates issues and roadblocks related to areas of responsibility.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
- Must be available to participate in the internship from start to finish: 6/15 – 8/28/2015
- Must be enrolled as a college student in the fall of 2015
- Must have a cell phone available for emergency use
- Must possess an insured and reliable vehicle, and be able to travel to and from Kirkland/Woodinville, and Kirkland/Woodinville to locations throughout King, Snohomish, and Skagit counties
- Able to transport outreach materials and equipment (tables, storage totes, chairs, 10’x10’ tent, etc.)
- Capable of lifting 30 pounds
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Suite Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred
- Able to effectively communicate with designated WM staff on a regular basis
- Self-starter and motivated to inspire change
- Once direction is given, able to work independently with assigned team members,
- Is positive and confident
- Is able to communicate clearly both on the phone and in person
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a full-time, permanent basis
- Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Amharic or Somali is a benefit, but not required
- This is a paid internship, full-time (40 hours/week), with opportunities for overtime
- Eligible candidates must be able to start Monday, June 15, 2015 and eligible to work all 11 weeks
- Internship hours rotate between Monday-Friday (1st week), Tuesday – Saturday and Wednesday – Sunday schedules
- The program’s focus is split between outreach campaigns (70%) and staffing the WM Recycling Information Station booth at community events (30%)
- The internship starts June 15th and ends August 28th
- Shifts are variable, and change weekly. Some shifts start at 8:00 am, and others will start in the afternoon. On occasion, shifts will begin at 5 a.m., and other shifts will end at 11 p.m.
- GPS units will be provided to each intern team to use throughout the internship program
- WM Recycle Corps Headquarters is located in Kirkland, WA
- Recycle Corps interns will be provided with WM polo shirts, name tags and safety vests to wear as part of the required dress code
Application deadline is April 17, 2015 To apply, visit http://www.wmcareers.com and search for Job #244174
Commute Options is responsible for transportation demand management for the University of Washington. Commute Options promotes sustainable transportation options such as walking, bicycling, transit, and ridesharing to campus, through products such as U-PASS and promotional events and programs.
Under the direction of the Commute Options Assistant Manager, provide personal commute planning services to students, staff, and faculty. Punctuality and regular predictable attendance is a requirement of this position
See attached document for more information.
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking one undergraduate or graduate intern to support the RainWise Program. This program helps control stormwater by encouraging the installation of rain gardens and cisterns on private properties. Knowledge about the Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino communities would be especially helpful.
More information and application instructions are on the City of Seattle’s job site here: http://www.seattle.gov/personnel/employment/default_neogov.asp. Be sure to click on the “student opportunities” tab near the top in order to find internships. The application period closes on April 7.
URBDP 498A / 598F ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING: Regime Shifts, Resilience, and Transformation in Urban Ecosystems
Spring Quarter 2015 GLD 102
Marina Alberti firstname.lastname@example.org
This course focuses on the integration of principles of ecosystem dynamics and resilience into planning and decision-making. It is structured in 4 modules: 1) theories of environmental planning, 2) methods of environmental assessment, 3) scenarios and models of coupled
human- natural systems, and 4) collaborative adaptive management and planning. Together these modules are used to frame and address critical transitions and resilience in urban ecosystems in the Puget Sound region. The course builds on complex systems theory and its application to coupled human-ecological systems. Students learn techniques for developing scenarios, building models, assessing resilience and devising management strategies. The course builds on a broad range of approaches including strategic environmental assessment, place-based, life cycle, and risk assessment, and adaptive collaborative planning.
This summer year, CCUWDP is offering up to 38 workforce development program positions across the nation and applications are now available. This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas.
Applications can be found at http://www.cvent.com/d/5rq1fw
The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. Clean Cities strives to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector in nearly 100 communities across the country. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 250 interns in more than 60 Coalitions.
The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences, the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.
To submit your resume and complete the online application, please click here and complete the application process by April 24, 2015. If selected, interns will be notified by May 27, 2015.
Questions? Email: CleanCitiesIntern@anl.gov
- The conveyance project seeks curious and capable undergraduates who are interested in working with a professional artist to install and observe the impact of a multi-media, environmental artwork on campus during Spring Quarter 2015. This audio installation invites the campus community to consider the conveyance of water as an essential part of our daily lives, that often goes overlooked and unheard. Field recordings from the campus wetlands are crossed with sounds from the tunnels, pipes, and processes of Brightwater Treatment Plant, juxtaposing the natural system with human infrastructure. This work would involve collecting field recordings from the campus wetlands, editing audio files, managing the project blog, assisting with the installation of the project speaker system, monitoring time lapse photography, and video production. Students will learn about every aspect of design, implementation, and documentation of a site-specific art-work. Specifically, students will learn about art project management including how to budget, plan and schedule an installation as well learn how to technically install sound systems. Students will conduct observations and document the impact of the project on the community. This work is part of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Environmental Education Program. More information can be found at: http://conveyanceproject.wordpress.com/ http://www.vmgworks.com This work is part of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Environmental Education Program. More information can be found at: http://conveyanceproject.wordpress.com/ http://www.vmgworks.com
- Desirable skills include experience with: audio field recording and editing, video recording and editing, artwork installation and monitoring, social media, blogging, and project outreach and environmental education. If you are a motivated student with excellent academic credentials, training will be provided in lieu of the skills requirement.
This creative practice opportunity will be for 5-10 hours per week during Spring Quarter, 2015. Installation will be completed by May 1st, 2015 with the project monitoring and documentation running through June 12th, 2015. Participants will be required to complete independent tasks on deadline and attend two meetings per week with the lead artist, Perri Howard. Work will be done primarily on the UW Bothell campus.
- Kara Adams
- Community-Based Learning and Research, UW Bothell
Project ECHO (EXTENSION FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTCOMES)
This position will assist with information processing and management. Duties range from routine photocopying, electronic document conversion, scanning, faxing and filing to more complex tasks such as chart review, clinical data extraction, data entry into research databases, and advanced record management. Assignment of specific duties will vary with skill and commitment. Must be able to work independently and proactively prioritize work, communicate well with team members, and initiate action as required to meet deadlines. We’ll provide excellent work training as well as exposure to bio-behavioral research and telehealth training environments. Learn and observe steps that are needed to conduct research. Gain knowledge of specific disease processes, laboratory tests and radiological tests. Work in a team environment.
This position is based at the Ninth and Jefferson building in the Harborview complex; regular shuttles are available from the UW campus.
Ideal candidates will be available 8–12 hours a week for at least two academic quarters, and preferably on Tuesday mornings.
Pay rate ranges from $10.10 – $12.50/hr.
Consideration for this position is limited to those who have been awarded work study as part of their UW financial aid package.
Requirements: Must be able to balance competing demands. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy including proofreading, editing, organizational and filing skills. Experience with MS Office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel desired. Website creation skills a plus. Preference may have given to those with Tuesday morning availability.
Contact Pam Landinez at email@example.com