The Arava Institute is an environmental and academic institution in the Middle East, dedicated to preparing future leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to cooperatively solve the regional and global challenges of our time.
2:00 PM–4:30 PM Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Odegaard Library, Room 220
Come to Odegaard Library and experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks, and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. Enjoy award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures. Snacks and drinks provided.
Pacific Science Center is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort of our Science Communication Fellowship program. This prestigious program has been training local STEM-based professionals in engaging approaches to science outreach for over a decade.
Accepted applicants will receive professional development in effective public engagement with science through Pacific Science Center’s Science Communication Course. Fellows will also develop an interactive activity about their work with individualized coaching from science center staff and will have ongoing opportunities to interact with the public at outreach events at Pacific Science Center.
The application deadline is Tuesday, August 28, 2018. A flyer about the Fellowship and the application form are both attached, and are also available online atwww.pacsci.org/fellowship. Please see the application for details about the workshop schedule.
We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships to support our efforts in attracting highly qualified candidates who are passionate about public engagement with science.
10 Questions and Answers about Ecosia from the founder
Opportunity: Fall Directed Research Group- Troubled Worlds: Rethinking Computing in the Age of Climate Change
Join an experimental and multi-disciplinary Directed Research Group, led by Prof. Daniela Rosner (HCDE) and Prof. Megan Finn (iSchool):
Troubled Worlds: Rethinking Computing in the Age of Climate Change
This yearlong, weekly, reading and research group seeks to understand the role of computing tools and infrastructures in climate change along three central axes. First, we consider environmental histories of the internet and the impact of the development of information technologies on the environment. Second, we examine the environmental cost of computing within late capitalist economies with a particular focus on eWaste and air pollution. In particular, we ask: where does the material substrate of computing systems (e.g., handheld devices, the internet) come from and go to? In addressing this question, we also necessarily consider how the environmental impact of computing is distributed across local and global scales. Third, we evaluate policy and governance frameworks and radical interventions to mitigate computing’s impact on climate. To help us examine different approaches, we plan to draw on campus experts in climate change.
Fall quarter will be devoted to reading broadly and understanding existing ongoing work in this area.
Winter quarter will be dedicated to digging deeper into topics of interest to research group members and formulating research projects.
Spring quarter will focus on executing the research projects.
We’ve aimed the group’s content at doctoral level students, but we are happy to consider applications from undergraduate and masters students who have taken research methods classes and/or feel comfortable reading peer-reviewed academic research.
Register for 1 to 2 credits for fall quarter. Indicate availability for additional quarters (not required).
Meet for 2 hours each week.
Work 4 to 6 hours each week outside of meetings.
How to Apply
Space is limited. We encourage students to apply to this research group with the expectation of continuing across the year. Please email organizer Professor Megan Finn (megfinn) and Professor Daniela Rosner (dkrosner) with the following information indicating eligibility.In your introductory email, please include the following:
Confirmation that you meet the availability requirements.
A few paragraphs describing your experience relevant to the required experiences outlined above.
Join us this summer for the second annual Graduate Student Research Institute (GSRI)!
GSRI is a free and online pre-fall program offered by the UW Libraries and Graduate School Core Programs, aimed at giving UW graduate students the tools and strategies they need to research smarter, not harder.
GSRI is highly recommended for incoming graduate students, new Research Assistants, and students in programs that emphasize research or capstones.
GSRI can help you to:
- Learn practical research skills and strategies
- Become familiar with a the best resources for graduate research and success
- Build community with other UW students and campus support staff
- Reflect on your academic experience and increase your confidence
Participants with common interests will meet together in small online cohorts, with personalized support from UW librarians and other qualified mentors in their subject areas.
Topics include effective academic research, productivity tools & skills, academic support resources, and tips for taking your research to the next level.
There are two sessions of GSRI being offered in Summer 2018.
Session #1: August 20-24, 2018 (online)
Session #2: September 10-14, 2018 (online)
Learning for each session takes place over 5 days with no fixed participation times, although we recommend you reserve approximately one hour per day to complete the Institute. Space in a particular session may be requested, but is not guaranteed. Program is not offered for-credit.
Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2018-19 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.
More information and application available here: www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/students/urls/
Autumn Quarter, 2018
Giants Sloths and Sabertooth Cats: The Archaeology of Extinction
In North America, our ancestors have been blamed for the extinction of Ice Age mammoths, beavers the size of bears, and sloths as big as elephants. In Australia, the list of victims is said to include marsupials the size of rhinos and 400-pound wombats; in New Zealand, giant flightless birds that weighed as much as 500 pounds; in Eurasia, woolly rhinos and cave bears. In this class, we will learn about these animals and use our knowledge of the human past to explore whether our species is really the cause of all these losses. We will learn about the kinds of settings that have been most vulnerable to past human activities, and to be cautious of many of the things that the popular media might wish you to believe.
Rrecruiting a permanent PhD-level principal investigator to join our research team. The incumbent will be based in Everglades National Park and will primarily conduct research on federal lands in southern Florida. Major duties will include:
– Conducting research on invasive reptiles, with emphases on Burmese pythons and black-and-white tegus
– Analyzing data and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
– Oversight of at least 2 co-workers and numerous interns
– Coordination with Colorado-based co-PIs and cooperators to develop long-term research directions and strategies
– Serving as a point of contact for cooperators, government officials, and the media, and representing USGS at various meetings and workshops.
Applicants from a variety of research backgrounds will be considered, but they’re particularly interested in candidates with herpetological expertise, quantitative chops, solid people skills, and proven writing ability. A passion for natural history is a big plus.
Additional info and application instructions can be found here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506619600
Starting salary for this GS12 position is $77K, and start date is negotiable.
The application deadline is 13 August. All applications must be submitted via the website.
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships & Levinson Emerging Scholars Award – Info Session on Aug 2 (deadline: Aug 27)
NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2018-19 funding.
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships – Apply by August 27
Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) support advanced undergraduates involved in creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. Strong applicants will have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge. WRF Fellows will receive $7,500 to support their research and present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here.
Levinson Emerging Scholars Award – Apply by August 27
Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields pursuing creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty. Strong applicants will have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge. Levinson Emerging Scholars will receive funding to support their proposed research budget and to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here.
TO LEARN MORE and CONNECT WITH PROGRAM STAFF
WRF and Levinson Information Session – August 2
Interested in learning more about the WRF and Levinson Awards? Attend an upcoming information session! URP staff will provide in-depth program overviews, application tips, and answers to your questions. Info sessions will be held on:
Thursday, August 2, 3:30-4:30pm
RSVP for an info session here.
Developing principles and practices for species assessments to inform endangered species determinations, especially for multiple-species assessments
Closing date: 12 September 2018
This Mendenhall Research Fellowship will provide an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher (≤5 years post PhD) to work collaboratively with U.S. Geological Survey scientists and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers to provide scientific information through analyses and models that will support consequential decision making. The candidate will work with a research team to 1) develop models, future scenarios, and analyses to estimate current condition and forecast future condition for multiple species of freshwater mussels and cave/karst amphipods, and 2) develop principles, practices, methods, tools, and guidance for multiple-species assessments. While multiple-species assessment is a focal point, there is room in this research opportunity for creatively exploring other ways to gain efficiency and improve accuracy of species assessments. The research is expected to result in widely-distributed guidance and publications on achieving accurate and efficient species assessments.
The research opportunity is more fully described here: https://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2018/S29%20Smith.htm
How to apply: Application requires development of a research proposal (contact Dave Smith email@example.com). The proposal and other application materials must be submitted at USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506520700
Areas of PhD: Conservation biology, population ecology, community ecology, biology, quantitative ecology (candidates holding a PhD in other disciplines, but with extensive knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).
Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Biologist, Research Ecologist, Research Wildlife Biologist, Research Fish Biologist, Research Statistician (Biology).
Salary: $81,548 per year
Duration of appointment: 2 years
Position location: USGS – Leetown Science Center, WV (near Shepherdstown, WV)
For more information, please contact:
David R. Smith
USGS – Leetown Science Center
there is still time to apply for the Luce Scholars Program! UW’s deadline for applications is Sept. 5! The program also just announced some important expansions to their eligibility requirements, hopefully allowing more students to take advantage. In brief, the program is now open to both US citizens and Permanent Residents (formerly US citizens only) with no more than 18 of experience in Asia since high school (formerly 12 weeks anytime).
The Luce Scholars Program is a great opportunity for those with little or no prior experience in, or education about, Asian countries to add this valuable perspective to their future career interests! Please share widely with students in your programs (with the exception of Asian Studies – apologies!). UW is able to nominate 3 students/alumni per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.
During the current application cycle for the 2019-20 program, applicants must be US citizens or Permanent Residents who, by July 1, 2019, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia (over 18 weeks since graduating high school) or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. (Eligibility criteria are set by the Henry Luce Foundation; additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.) Students are welcome to be in touch with questions!
Campus application deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
UW online application form: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/516
UW application and nomination information: http://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/luce
Luce Scholars Program Advisers at UW:
For graduate students or alumni – Michelle Drapek, firstname.lastname@example.org, G-1 Communications
For undergraduate students or alumni – Robin Chang, email@example.com, 171 Mary Gates Hall
The Luce Scholars Program represents a major effort by the Henry Luce Foundation to provide an awareness of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.
Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. Some Scholars have been attached to Asian universities in teaching or research capacities, but none of the participants is formally enrolled as a student in a college or university and no academic credit is extended. Past placements have included an architect’s atelier in Tokyo; a public health program in Banda Aceh; a Gobi regional initiative in Ulaanbaatar; a dance theatre in Kuala Lumpur; an agricultural and environmental center in Hanoi; a human rights commission in Seoul; a pediatric hospital in Bangkok; a TV network in Beijing; a national museum in Siem Reap; an international arbitration centre in Singapore; and English-language newspapers, local governmental agencies and NGOs in diverse fields throughout East and Southeast Asia. Professional placements are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her individual interest, background, qualifications, and experience.
Each Scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year. The placements are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars. Certainly it is hoped that a Scholar will be able to make a professional contribution to the host organization, but equally important is a willingness to learn some of the many things that Asia has to teach.
UW’s recent Luce Scholars:
2017 MPA graduate Elena Swartz was selected for the 2017-18 grant and spent last year in Nepal. Elena’s focus in the Evans School was on Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Management. Read more about Elena at http://www.hluce.org/lsbios.aspx#eswartz.
2015 UW graduate Varsha Govindaraju was selected for the 2015-16 grant and spent her Luce year Cambodia. Read the UAA article about Varsha at http://www.washington.edu/uaa/2015/03/18/robinson-center-student-varsha-govindaraju-selected-for-prestigious-luce-scholarship/, and an update discussing her year in Cambodia at http://www.washington.edu/uaa/2018/04/03/my-luce-year-in-cambodia/.
2013 UW graduate Genevieve Gebhart was selected in 2013 and spent 2013-14 in Laos and Thailand as a Luce Scholar. Read the UAA article and Q&A with Gennie at
2010 UW graduate Jesse Burk-Rafel was selected as a Luce Scholar in 2010 and spent 2010-2011 in Mongolia under the program. Read the UW News article about Jesse at
|Washington Conservation Corps Individual Placement
Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator
The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to partner with the Washington Conservation Corps to offer an AmeriCorps internship as the Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS). This position will be responsible for serving with the U.S. Forest Service and multiple partners to coordinate and implement inclusive youth and community engagement activities that connect Puget Sound area communities with their public lands. Duty location for the position is Everett, Washington.
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Established in 1905, the agency works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat and wild places across the 193-million-acre National Forest System. The 1.7 million acres Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the highest visited National Forest in the nation with approximately 5 million visits annually.
After successfully completing the 11-month position, the IP is eligible to receive noncompetitive hiring status for a period of not more than 2-years, as provided by the Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005, Public Law 109-154.
• Design and execute an inclusive youth and community engagement strategy.
• Develop, coordinate and manage community engagement, environmental education, and stewardship events that enhance the visibility and awareness of public lands.
• Develop events and lessons that integrate culturally responsive planning techniques and Next Generation Science Standards.
• Implement “Every Kid in a Park” 4th grade classroom visits, fieldtrips, and post activities with fifteen Title 1 schools reaching more than 900 students.
• Coordinate and execute multiday forest exploration events with diverse youth and partner organizations. Activities integrate stewardship, environmental education, leadership development, and career exploration. Duration of events will range from 1-5 days.
• Collaborate with USFS personnel and partner organizations to evaluate program/event performance and provide recommendations for improvements.
• Assist in program communications and social media efforts to share program and event stories.
• Engage USFS staff and partners to support federal employment recruitment efforts.
• Input and track accomplishment data within the Interpretation and Conservation Education database.
• Develop annual reports and present accomplishments to Forest and Regional Office staff.
• Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).
• Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.
• Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.
• Valid state driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle by the time of service start date. Government vehicles are available for service-related travel but IP is responsible for travel to and from duty station.
• Must be able to pass a background check in order to obtain a federal government issued identification card (known as LincPass) for computer access.
This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 1, 2018, and ending September 6, 2019. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.
WCC AmeriCorps member benefits
Members will receive a biweekly paycheck equal to Washington state minimum wage, in addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920) upon completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on theWCC website.
Please complete both required steps:
1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).
2. Email résumé (with 3 references) and cover letter to Aleta Eng at firstname.lastname@example.org
About WCC and AmeriCorps
Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and respond to local and national disasters.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.
The UW Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of courses for graduate students interested in developing and strengthening their teaching skills. These highly-rated courses focus on evidence-based teaching practices that apply across disciplines and prepare students for success in the job market.
This autumn GRDSCH is offering:
GRDSCH 501 Teaching Assistant Preparation
In person Sept. 18-19, online autumn quarter (1 credit)
Taken in conjunction with the TA Conference, this hybrid course explores specific teaching resources and strategies that support new TAs in their roles.
GRDSCH 550 Teaching in Global Classrooms: Strategies for Teaching International and Multilingual Students
Thursdays, 2:30-3:20 p.m. (1 credit)
This course focuses on evidence-based teaching practices that leverage the diverse linguistic and cultural assets of global classrooms to enrich learning for all students. (course flyer attached)
GRDSCH 630 Acting Up: Teaching Theater for Change
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:20 p.m. (2 credits)
Students build practical skills in Theatre of the Oppressed and other arts-based pedagogies to promote inclusive educational environments in classroom, institutional, and community contexts.
To see a full list of courses offered this year, please visit the CTL Graduate School Courses page.
The Carlson Center is currently recruiting hourly paid graduate student staff for the 2018-19 academic year. Could you forward these opportunities to students that may be interested in the roles outlined below?
Graduate Student Community Liaison and Mentor (1 internship position open, starts at $19/hour)
This paid internship is part of the Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program, a collaboration between the Carlson Center and the UW Career & Internship Center. This position provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the UW to learn more about facilitating student learning, linking experiential opportunities to career readiness, program management, and a better understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle/King County area. Applications are due on August 10.
Graduate Student Assistant: Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement (1 position open, starts at $19 per hour)
University of Washington Undergraduate Academic Affairs is seeking a (1) hourly graduate student assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. In this role, the graduate student will provide foundational support for the University of Washington’s application for the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. This graduate assistant will play a key role in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from across the many schools, departments, centers and colleges at UW. The student in this position will receive joint supervision from the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and Urban@UW, and will contribute greatly to the UW’s application for this prestigious recognition. Applications are due on August 10.
Full position descriptions—including detailed application instructions—can be found on the Carlson Center website.
SCHMIDT SCIENCE FELLOWS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RHODES TRUST
University of Washington Call for Nominations
The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the tools and opportunities to drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society by giving them a year of scientific broadening between their PhD and the start of their research career. The Schmidt Science Fellows program will expose participants to new scientific breakthroughs, new fields of studies, new micro-cultures, and new ideas that they will take with them throughout their lives.
The University of Washington is one of 75 invited institutions to select nominees to advance to the international selection committee. In order to be eligible to become a Schmidt Science Fellow, individuals must have received or expect to receive a PhD in natural sciences (including life, physical, and earth sciences), engineering, mathematics, or computing between May 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.
To be considered as one of our exceptional nominees, please submit the following elements as one PDF package via Google form by August 13, 5pm. Each of the documents below should be limited to one page and should address the selection criteria as outlined in the attached document.
- Letter of recommendation and nomination by a faculty member
- Personal statement from the candidate
UW Nominees will be notified and advanced to the Foundation by August 31. Nominees will then be sent full application materials by the Rhodes Trust, due November 30.
See attached for further information regarding the fellowship program and the inaugural class, of which UW is very fortunate to have a member (Dr. Hal Holmes from Bioengineering). The 2018-2019 fellows are 8 men, 6 women, representing 9 nationalities, from 12 nominating universities in 4 countries. Their PhDs covered disciplinary areas including: synthetic biology, molecular physiology, condensed matter physics, photonics, bioengineering, geophysics, computational genomics, and astrophysics.
Questions? Send to Associate Dean Kelly Edwards in the Office of Postdoc Affairs: email@example.com.
Nomination packets should be uploaded here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WpVXwGXmUa_7j4OHZVpB0VNXel0lSZX2kwjBvbUznTw/edit?ts=5b44d9a4
Please review the attachment for complete details on the nomination and the program website for more info: https://schmidtsciencefellows.org
2018 Aramark Step Up to Leadership – Internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program at a college or university.
Internship Deadline: August 2018
Award Amount: Paid
Internship Type: Full-time
Applicants can get more information through the given link: Aramark Step Up to Leadership – Internship