TODAY (10/7): Salmon BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m.!

Just a quick reminder to join us for the Salmon BBQ tomorrow! Rain or shine, we’ll have loads of food and drinks to gorge away the afternoon. And if it gets really soggy, we’ll move the party indoors to Anderson 22, so matter what, the feast is a go!

And remember, outside of the salmon and a few sides we’re providing, tomorrow’s meal is a potluck, so we hope you’ll bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share! It doesn’t have to be huge or fancy—a salad, rolls, cookies—just something to help fill out the spread.

So warm up your appetites, and we’ll see you outside tomorrow!

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Job with WestRock in Tacoma

WestRock, formerly known as RockTenn, has revised their position need at their Tacoma Washington location due to their recent acquisition of the Newburg Mill. They are hiring a Procurement Forester. For more information see the attached document
Procurement Forester WESTROCK TACOMA WA-2.docx

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Funding available: Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

College of the Environment Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

The Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support was created to support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College of the Environment, and to deepen the connection between UW and the Yakama Nation via informal and formal gatherings, exchanges and co-learning.

There are 2 types of funding available:

-Support of recruitment, retention and co-learning activities: College staff, students and faculty and Yakama Nation tribal members may apply for up to $1500 to support activities that either
support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College, and/or deepen the connection between the Yakama Nation and UW.
Applications are accepted quarterly. The Autumn Quarter deadline is October 30, 2015.

-Direct support of CoEnv student tribal members: the fund provides awards of up to $3,000 to be used for any reasonable expense that supports the student’s progress in the College. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Full details, including required application elements, can be found here:

Questions? Please contact the Student Services team at

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Undergraduate Research Info Sessions & Advising for Autumn Quarter

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) helps students in all fields to enrich their academic experience by engaging in exciting hands-on research with UW faculty. URP offers courses, workshops, advising, and resources to help students find year-round and summer research opportunities, get academic credit, present their work, and obtain funding.

STEP 1: Undergraduate Research Info Sessions

If you’re looking to get started in research, this is the info session for you!

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help students pursue their research interests. 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.

Every Friday in Autumn Quarter, 2:30 – 3:20 p.m., 171 Mary Gates Hall

Sign up here:

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Thursday, October 8th SAF Student Meeting

Next, Thursday, October 8th, the Society of American Foresters – UW Chapter will be hosting our first chapter meeting of the year. It starts at 5:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall Room 22.

We will be mainly covering:

– General club introduction and information

-Calendar of events

-Officer Elections

So please join us to vote or run for an officer position (descriptions attached) and to learn more about the exciting events and activities coming up this year! Not to mention, there will be free pizza, beverages, and dessert.
October Meeting Flyer.pdf
Officer Elections Flyer.pdf

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Undergraduate Lab helper

A virology lab in the Microbiology department at the UW is looking for a sophomore lab helper. The initial duties will include basic lab maintenance, solution making and other lab tasks. However, the position can transition into learning cutting edge bench research in future quarters. The lab is looking for a dynamic student, preferably a sophomore or possibly a freshman, intensely interested in science and willing to work at least 8 hours a week throughout the year. Please send a resume, your unofficial transcripts and a one paragraph statement on why you are interested in working in a lab to

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Writing/Designing NSF Proposals Workshop at the University of Washington

Writing/Designing Winning
NSF Proposals Workshop

University of Washington Botanic Gardens
November 03, 2015
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
There is a $25/person discount available for groups or a $135 discount for those who take both the NIH and NSF workshops. Only the highest discount will be applied.

This comprehensive workshop is geared for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

You will learn how to:

* Navigate the NSF website
* Read and interpret RFAs
* Compose the pieces of the NSF proposal
* Develop and write the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact statements * Understand the scoring and review process
* Submit proposals that reach the top of competitions

Can’t make it? We also have:
An Online Version of this Workshop

We also offer a Two-Week Online NSF Course

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Mary Gates Scholarships – applications now accepted!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status.

Information Sessions (select one):

Monday, Oct. 5 at 2:30-3:20 PM and 3:30-4:20 PM, in MGH 258

Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10:30-11:20 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM, in MGH 171

Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1:30-2:20 PM and 2:30-3:20 PM, in MGH 258

Friday, Oct. 9 at 11:00-11:50 AM in MGH 171

Leadership Application Workshop:

Monday, Oct. 12 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Research Application Workshops (select one):

Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 258RSVP

Monday, Oct. 19 at 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Leadership Deadline:October 19 at 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline:October 26 at 5:00 p.m.

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Wildlands Studies has space available: 2016 Winter and Spring

I hope the academic year is off to a great start. Wildlands Studies has four wonderful programs running this term in the Indian Himalaya, Ecuador, New Zealand and Argentina.

We have space available on our upcoming 2016 winter and spring programs.

For 2016, we currently have a few spaces remaining on two of our four Winter programs – Peru and Tasmania – and ask you to encourage interested students to apply soon. We are also welcoming applications for our 2016 spring programs to Nepal, South Africa and Costa Rica/Panama.

We will have our Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 programs listed on our website and available for applications toward the end of this month. Most of our programs will remain the same next year, although we do have a wonderful new summer program in Borneo that may interest your students, in addition to summer programs in Belize, Australia, Banff, Yellowstone, Vancouver Island, the California Channel Islands and Big Sur, California.

Much more information is available on our website:

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TODAY (10/7): SEFS Seminar Series, 3:30-4:20 p.m.!

For Week 2 of the SEFS Seminar Series tomorrow, we are very pleased to welcome alumnus Will Littke (’82, Ph.D), who recently retired from Weyerhaeuser after a long career as a forest health researcher!

What: “Integrated Pest Management Application to Future Forest Health”

When: Wednesday, October 7, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Where: Anderson 223

Littke was born in Portland, Ore., but grew up on Whidbey Island, where he attended Oak Harbor High School. He later earned his bachelor’s and master’s from Western Washington, then spent four years in Malaysia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at SEFS in 1976 to study forest pathology (and mycorrhizal fungi, specifically) with Professor Emeritus Bob Edmonds. After a two-year postdoc researching mountain pine beetle, he joined Weyerhaeuser as a research scientist in 1985, working on forest health, forest pathology and nursery diseases.

We are excited to have Littke give the annual Distinguished Alumni Seminar as part of our quarterly seminar series, so we hope you’ll join us tomorrow before heading down to the Salmon BBQ!

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Volunteer Opportunity – Language & Culture

Do you want to become involved in an international community?

Would you like to practice your foreign language skills or develop cross-cultural experience?

Volunteer with the Language Exchange Program!

The UW International and English Language Programs (UW IELP) is a program which provides English language instruction to international students from a variety of nations/across the globe! We work hard to connect our students with the UW community and others in the greater Seattle area.

We offer 3 great volunteer opportunities to develop global citizenship, improve language skills, and connect people!

Conversation Partner

We match IELP students with students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UW to participate in a language exchange. A pair can either spend half the time speaking in English and the other in a language of their choice, or speak the whole time in English – what we call a “cultural exchange”. The majority of our students speak Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. We also have many participants who are not learning another language but wish to gain insight into a different culture and meet others.

This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn, practice another language, and share culture.

Classroom Volunteer

These volunteers attend an IELP class once a week to assist teachers by providing conversation practice. This is a great opportunity to familiarize oneself with teaching English as a second language and classroom learning.

Activities and Events

All volunteers will be regularly invited to attend activities and events (such as ice-skating, a tour at the Ballard Locks, or bowling at the HUB) throughout the quarter.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up online at langex for questions.


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NOAA- Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern (fall quarter)

See the attached document for more information
Nearshore Ecology Intern Oct 2015.docx

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La Grande Field Office Vacancy Announcement (GS-9/11 Position)

This is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist Position with the major duties being section 7 consultations, evaluating effects from development projects, providing some assistance to our sage grouse conservation efforts, and working collaboratively with others federal, state, and county partners, and private landowners to further species and habitat conservation.

The vacancy is open Oct 05th, and closes Oct 13th, 2015.


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Outreach – Forester, GS-0460-7/9 – Prescott National Forest

The Prescott National Forest is outreaching for Forester GS-7/9 position. For more information contact Michael Kellett, (928) 443-8222, or Ben DeBlois, (928) 443-8041,


This position is a Forester for the Prescott NF, located at the Bradshaw Ranger Station with primary responsibility for providing program support, coordination and evaluation of the timber and vegetation management programs and their related functions.

The position works with the Forest Implementation Team to develop and implement the overall program of work for timber and vegetation resource management. This position is responsible for developing service contracts of varying complexity across all disciplines including TSI, wildlife, fuels, and others as needed. The work includes assessing timber and other vegetation resources; developing forestry input for project planning (NEPA); timber sale and stewardship contract preparation and administration; and coordination/integration with other resources, as directed by the Forestry Implementation Team Leader. Monitors performance to ensure program goals and objectives are successfully achieved. The position also coordinates closely with the Forestry Implementation Team Leader, District Rangers, and other team members to accomplish integrated, landscape-scale restoration activities across the Forest.

APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION: This position will be advertised through USAJobs,, with a duty station of Prescott, Arizona. It is a GS-9 permanent, full time position. Relocation expenses may be authorized, but no government housing is available.

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Check Out College of the Environment’s Career Opportunities Page!

Interested in exploring possible career options in your field of study? Check out the College of the Environment’s Career Opportunities Page for exciting job opportunities. Each week, the College of the Environment posts an array of environmental career and internship opportunities for students and alumni who are in the early stages of their careers. Most positions require less than 5 years of experience and some are designed for current students or recent alumni with little to no work experience.

If you are currently on the job hunt or would like to stay up-to-date on new opportunities, you can subscribe to receive a daily digest of all recent postings to the page.

If you know about a great opportunity for College of the Environment Huskies, email a link to the job description to

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Looking for Course Assistant for HCDE 539

Course Assistant

HCDE 539: Physical Computing & Prototyping

Tu 6.00-9.50 pm / Sieg 233 / Davidson

This course reviews fundamentals of designing and prototyping human-centered interactive systems and environments that include software and hardware components. Students build projects using electronic devices and fabrication tools. Provides hands on experience in a project-based, studio environment. In HCDE 539, students develop prototypes of interactive systems using Arduino micro-controllers and various sensors and actuators.

Responsibilities of the CA (Course Assistant) will include attending class sessions and assisting students with project work such as electronics and programming, answering student communication and questions online (on email, Canvas, and the Facebook group), preparing and organizing the lab before and after class sessions, checking out equipment, and meeting with the instruction team as necessary.

Applicants must have experience with Arduino, programming in C++ or similar language (Java, Python, C#, etc.), knowledge of basic digital electronics and circuits, soldering, debugging hardware and software, and be able to move furniture and storage cabinets.

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week, including the class meeting on Tuesday evening. Salary is $13.50 / hour.

Interested students should contact Andrew Davidson (

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Fall Career Center Workshops for Graduate Students

How to Find a Job in Industry for Science & Engineering PhDs Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, PAA A110 From medical device companies to research institutes, what are the strategies that will help you land a job? In this workshop we will cover effective job search strategies and industry-specific resources. Attendees will leave with customized job search plans and the know-how to get started looking for jobs. This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs. No registration required. A similar workshop for humanities and social science PhDs is scheduled for Spring 2016.

Academic Careers: Interviews
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, CMU 230

Interviewing skills are essential for landing a faculty job. Academic interviews are different than other types of interviews. Come learn about faculty interviewing basics, tips for handling different types of interview scenarios, and suggestions for interview follow-up. Participants will also have time to begin crafting interview answers to common questions. No registration required.

Academic Careers: Job Talks
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 3:30-4:30pm, THO 134

The job talk, also known as the research presentation, is a very important part of the faculty interview process. Advanced preparation is a must to avoid unnecessary scrambling after you’re invited to interview. Come learn the what, why, who, and how of effective job talks. No registration required.

Mapping Past Experiences for Future Career Ideas

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Location TBD

Considering alternative career options? Wondering how to generate some new career ideas? In this workshop we will use a mind-mapping tool to explore possibilities, identify themes and plan next steps. Bring a pen/pencil. All other materials provided and zero artistic ability needed. This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs. No registration required.

Identifying Transferable Skills from PhD Work

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Location TBD

PhD work yields lots of “transferable” skills-skills that apply to jobs outside of academia. If you ever wonder “so what are my transferable skills and how do I apply them?” join us for this workshop. We will be mining PhD work (research, teaching, administrative service, etc.) to isolate transferable skills and gathering evidence to support them. You’ll have an opportunity to cross-check your skills with actual job postings and leave with a personalized list of your transferable skills. This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs. No registration required.

Building a Sustainable Career Exploration Plan

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Location TBD

Think you should be exploring career options but really don’t have much/any time to do it? Join us for a workshop in building and executing a sustainable career exploration plan-one that leaves open the door for real life stuff. We’ll cover shrinking down career decisions, adding fun, and anticipating ups and downs when exploring career options. You will also receive specific career exploration resources and tools. This workshop is targeted to graduate students and postdocs. No registration required.

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Autumn Course: OCEAN 497 M and T: Natural Variations and Time Series Analysis

“Autumn Quarter 2015

Ocean 497 (Sections M or T from 9:30-10:20.)

Natural Variation and Time-Series Analysis

1 Credit (CR/NCR)

Analytical skills are critical for inquiry-based investigations using time-series data available through the USGS, IRIS and other networks. The objective of this 1-credit course is to use available archived and streaming data on a wide range of environmental variables to develop the skills required to manipulate large sensor datasets at different scales.”

For more information contact Dax Soule at

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop, TODAY 12:30-2:00. EE303 – STUDENTS RSVP

*October 2, (Fri), 12:30-2:00 p.m., EE Building Conf. Room 303

Please RSVP to:

The College of Engineering invites you to an NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop for


This workshop will be an informal panel session including NSF GRFP awardees plus a recent panelist, Dr. Jim Pfaendtner, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering. There will be time for questions and answers!

· NSF GRF due: *October 27, 2015, for Engineering, Computer & Info. Sciences & Engr,, and Materials Research.

· Applicants should be US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents.

· Three reference letters must be submitted electronically by November 5, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PST (Seattle local time) by the reference writers through the FastLane GRFP Application Module. If three reference letters are not received by the reference letter deadline and time, the application will be returned without review.

Please see the NSF-GRFP URL below for more eligibility requirements and guidelines.



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Apply Now! Funding for student travel, conferences, meetings


College of the Environment Student Meeting Fund

Autumn Quarter 2015 Deadline: October 30, 2015

The College of the Environment (CoEnv) supports undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students in furthering their careers, and in particular in connecting students to networking opportunities afforded by the presentation of their original work in meeting venues. CoEnv supports two types of student attendance at meetings:

  • Individual Travel to Meetings:
    Maximums of $500 for North American travel and $750 for international travel; one per student per degree career; we anticipate making about 15 awards annually. The award amounts are modest to enable CoEnv to provide funding to a greater number of students. Students are expected to seek and receive funding from other sources, and students who do so will receive funding priority.
  • Student-Organized Meetings:
    Maximum of $1,500 or 20% of total expenditures, whichever is smaller; one per organization annually; maximum of 4 awards given out annually.

Individual Student Travel to Meetings

CoEnv realizes that presentation of original work at national or international meetings hosted by scientific/academic societies can truly accelerate the career of a student. Because grant and contract funding, unit-based funding sources, and/or individual resources are occasionally not enough to cover travel expenses, the CoEnv will competitively award travel grants to individual students on a one-time basis who are giving oral presentations of their original work (including co-authored work where the student is first author). In special circumstances, funding may be available for poster presentations (e.g., the conference only features poster presentations). If you are applying for funding for a poster presentation, please describe the special circumstances in your application and ask your faculty advisor also to do so in the letter of support. Without this explicit additional documentation, your application will not be considered.

Applicants must be matriculated students pursuing a major within the College of the Environment. Undergraduates pursuing a minor in the CoEnv, but not a major, are not eligible to apply. Graduates pursuing a Graduate Certificate in the CoEnv, but not a CoEnv graduate degree, are not eligible to apply.

Student-Organized Meetings

CoEnv supports a range of student organizations that organize and host meetings attended by CoEnv students where central goals of the meeting include linking science (natural and/or social) to policy or real world application; and interdisciplinary attendance realized within CoEnv as attendance and presentation by students from multiple units within the College. CoEnv will competitively award grants to student organizations for partial funding of interdisciplinary, student-run meetings at which CoEnv students are presenting original (including co-authored work where the student is first author) work.

Submission Process

Meeting grants, whether individual or from a student organization, can be submitted on a quarterly basis, according to the following table to coenvaa. Submissions should be planned such that travel can be accomplished within 6 months of the date of the award, otherwise the award may be retracted. Submissions outside of these dates will not be considered.

Submission Deadlines

  • Autumn 2015: 10/30/2015
  • Winter 2016: 1/22/2016
  • Spring 2016: 3/25/2016

Questions? Contact the Student Services team at coenvaa

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