Super Thursday December 8th, Senior Capstone posters 2-4pm WFS 107

Autumn Quarter ESRM Senior Capstone Poster Event:

Thursday, Dec. 8th 2-4pm in Wink 107

Drop by at any time and challenge the students with your questions about their projects!

Projects:

Influence of Freshwater on Burrowing Shrimp Abundance in Willapa Bay, WA: Possible Control Method or Historical Limiting Factor? – K. Deforest / C. Grue

A Comparative Study of Phosphorus Availability in Canopy Soils of Bigleaf Maple (Acer Macrophyllum) and Soils of the Forest Floor of an Old-Growth Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula, WA—A. Flisek / D. Vogt

Occupancy of Mammals from Camera Trapping at Pack Forest—J. Ginn / L. Prugh

Microarthropod Species Richness and Abundance Along an Urban to Wildland Gradient—C. Lin / P. Tobin

Raptor Visual-Spatial Attention of Environmental Enrichment—A. Taylor / D. Manuwal

A Comparative Biological Maturity Analysis of Darkblotched Rockfish (Sebastes crameri) Through the El Nino Southern Oscillation—L. Uhl / C. Torgersen

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IFSA Panel Discussion on Thursday December 8th 5pm : Forest and Wildlife Management PNW and Abroad

IFSA is hosting a panel discussion at 5pm December 8th to talk about forest and wildlife management in the Pacific Northwest and abroad.

The panelists will be Dr. Aaron Wirsing, a wildlife scientist, Dr. Greg Ettl, Director of Pack Experimental Forest, and two students whotravelled to Austria this summer to learn about forestry practices there.

This panel will focus on differences in how we care for our forests and wildlife, and what lessons we can learn from Europe.

December 8th, 5 pm,

Forest Club Room (Anderson 207)

Snacks and drinks!

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Registration Open: 26th Annual WiSE Conference

Registration is now open for the 26th Annual WiSE Conference!

To register go to: http://www.engr.washington.edu/current/studentprogs/wiseconf

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Winter 2017: Pacific Northwest Tribes and the Environment (NW/I&S)

AIS 275 B: Pacific Northwest Tribes and the Environment
Instructor: Michael Tulee

5 credits I&S (NW by request to elissaw@uw.edu)

MW 5:30 – 7:20 pm

This course examines what roles tribes are taking in responding to ongoing environmental issues. Students will explore Northwest tribes’ relationships with their physical environment in multiple domains. Students will analyze human induced impacts on salmon, water, and forests, all of which are vital to tribes. Social approaches to resolving environmental problems on tribal lands through sustainability measures, policies, conservation, social movements, and environmental justice will be discussed. Students will focus on issues that include global warming, consumerism, biodiversity, conservation and energy reform. Finally, Students will ask themselves “Why does this matter and what role can I play?”

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Social Work Classes Available

Soc W 516: The Research Base for Prevention Science: Children and Adolescents – Catalano

  • SLN: 20026
  • Th 6-8:50pm (Interested graduate students can self-register)

Soc W 536: Social Movements & Organizing – Diers

  • SLN: 20039
  • Th 6-8:50pm (Interested graduate students can self-register; junior and senior undergrads – please submit waitlist request)

Soc W 552: Financial Management of Human Services Programs – Cantu

  • Th 1:30-4:20pm
  • (Interested graduate students can self-register; junior and senior undergrads – please submit waitlist request)

Soc W 574: Collaborative Community Evaluation – Timbang

  • Fr 1:30-4:20pm (Interested graduate students can self-register)

Soc W 576: Persons with Disabilities – Berridge

  • Fr 9:30-12:20 (Interested graduate students can self-register; junior and senior undergrads – please submit waitlist request)

Soc W 586: Policy Advocacy – Cooke

  • W 4:30-5:20 (Interested graduate students can self-register; junior and senior undergrads – please submit waitlist request)

Soc W 598A: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact – Rehfeldt

  • Th 6-9pm (Interested graduate students can self-register; junior and senior undergrads – please submit waitlist request)

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Bioscience Careers Seminar, Thursday, December 8th, 5pm-6pm: “Science Stories: A Career in Science Journalism”

Jessica Marshall is an associate editor at Chemical & Engineering News. Prior to joining C&EN, she spent a decade as a freelance science and environment writer. Her work appeared in Nature, TheAtlantic.com, Discover, New Scientist, and other outlets. She contributed to The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish and Prosper in the Digital Age. She attended the University of
California, Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. Prior to that, she earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

RSVP to the event via Facebook!

Didn’t make it to a previous talk? Check our website for the video!

This seminar series is only possible because of generous support from the UW Departments of:

Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education, Comparative Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Genome Science, Global Health, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, the Office of Research and Graduate Education, the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant, the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Graduate School.
JM_Poster_Flyer Dec 2016-2017.pdf

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Call for 2017 YLCC Student Internship Applicants!

 

2017 CALL FOR STUDENT APPLICATIONS

GEORGE MELENDEZ WRIGHT INITIATIVE FOR
YOUNG LEADERS IN CLIMATE CHANGE

The NPS Climate Change Response Program and the University of Washington are pleased to invite graduate and upper-level graduate students and recent graduates to apply to the 2017 Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) Initiative!

The YLCC is a paid summer internship to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. Internship projects, eligibility information, and application instructions can be found at http://parksclimateinterns.org/.

The application deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017.

 

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Sisters Ranger District Forester (Silviculture) Outreach

Outreach_GS_0460_9_SistersRD.doc

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Outreach for Biological Technician (Fish) GS 6/7 Permanent Seasonal Employee 18/8 Petersburg, Alaska

 

Beautiful Petersburg, Alaska has an opening for a Biological Technician (Fish) GS 6/7 Permanent Seasonal Employee 18/8

The outreach for the Petersburg Ranger District Biological Technician (Fish) GS 6/7 Permanent Seasonal Employee 18/8- is now posted on USDA Forest Service Employment Outreach database. The following is a link to the announcement. Please send to any individuals who may be interested or individuals who will help spread the word about this opportunity.

Please contact Tom Parker with any questions regarding this announcement. Contact information is located within the outreach information.

https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=6098038FD52A4BFB8091FDFA00B0CD73


GS-6-7_Bio.tech-Outreach (002).doc

AD332_FS3757.docx

AD332_FS4033.docx

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OUTREACH: Sisters Ranger District- Forestry Technician, GS-07

Outreach_Forestry_Tech_GS-0462-07_SistersRD.doc

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Outreach for Biological Technician (Fish) GS 6/7 Permanent Seasonal Employee 18/8 Petersburg, Alaska

 

~Beautiful Petersburg, Alaska has an opening for a Biological Technician (Fish) GS 6/7 Permanent Seasonal Employee 18/8.~

The outreach for the Petersburg Ranger District Biological Technician (Fish) GS 6/7 Permanent Seasonal Employee 18/8- is now posted on USDA Forest Service Employment Outreach database. The following is a link to the announcement. Please send to any individuals who may be interested or individuals who will help spread the word about this opportunity.

Please contact Tom Parker with any questions regarding this announcement. Contact information is located within the outreach information.

https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=6098038FD52A4BFB8091FDFA00B0CD73

AD332_FS3757.docx
GS-6-7_Bio.tech-Outreach (002).doc

AD332_FS4033.docx

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Still Openings in Dynamic Interdisciplinary GWSS Courses

GWSS 490 A, SLN 15307, TTh 12:30-2:20, Dr. Lee

Science (Fiction) What is Nature, and How do we Know?

What defines science, and how has science defined us? This course draws on feminist science studies, philosophy of science, and feminist theories of knowledge to address questions of objectivity, ecology, and the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and ability in a variety of science fictional narratives.

GWSS 455, SLN 15303, TTh 10:30-12:20, Dr. Keating

The course examines concepts in contemporary feminist theory, focusing particularly closely on the theme of coalition politics. Together, we will examine the possibilities and challenges of feminist coalition politics that work to link racial, class, sexual, gender, and disability justice movements. In exploring this theme, we will ask a variety of theoretical and political questions related to solidarity and alliance, subjectivity, and group identity as well as examine ways in which feminist commitments to coalitional activism have shaped approaches to feminist scholarship.
490 Lee FSFS poster.pdf
GWSS 455.pdf

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EE 400A Leadership Seminar Open to All Majors

EE 400A: Leadership Seminar (soon to be called EE 492)

1 credit

Instructor: John Sahr

Friday’s 10:30-11:20am

Sav 264

Currently restricted to juniors and seniors.

Open to all majors.

Hear from UW EE alumni about their experiences in industry after they graduated. Discover how they determined the right career path for themselves, what the interview process is really like and the difference between start-ups, mid-size and large companies.
EE 400A flyer Winter 2017.pdf

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Alternative Spring Break 2017!

 

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Space Remaining: 1-credit Research Exposed Course

Enroll in Research Exposed! for Winter Quarter (General Studies 391 D, 1-credit)

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty from diverse fields focus on their own cutting-edge research and how undergraduates can get involved in the knowledge-making process at this research university. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

Winter speaker schedule will be available soon here.

See the UW Time Schedule entry.

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Seattle MESA is looking for Math and Science Tutors for Winter Quarter

BEFORE YOU GO HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, WHY DON’T YOU SIGN UP TO BE A MESA TUTOR!

 

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Disease! War! Polar Bears! Winter Quarter FISH Courses that you want to take!

There is still plenty of space in FISH courses in Winter quarter – great for NW or I&S! Please forward to your students and lists as appropriate:

Want to take a course in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences? Of course you do! Learn about marine predators, disappearing habitats, environmental contaminants, and more. These courses all fulfill either NW or I&S!


FISH 101 Water and Society (5cr) – MWF 10:30-11:20 plus quiz (times vary)
FRESHWATER IS: The oil of the 21st Century. Breeding ground for human diseases. Losing biological diversity. A reason to launch a war? Essential for life.
NW/I&S, no prerequisites
Instructors: Julian Olden (olden) & Daniel Schindler (deschind)


FISH 464 Arctic Marine Vertebrate Ecology (4cr) – TTh 11:30-12:50, Th 1:30-2:50 or 3:00-4:20

Learn how Arctic marine ecosystems are structured and function, explore adaptations and challenges of upper-level Arctic marine predators, and find out how species and populations are affected by changes in the Arctic.
NW, BIOL 180 prerequisite

Instructor: Kristin Laidre (klaidre)

 

FISH 437 Fisheries Oceanography (4cr) – MWF 9:30-10:20; W 2:30-4:20

Investigate how the environment influences distributions and abundances of early life stage marine vertebrate and invertebrate species and impacts on resource management.

No pre-requisite but OCEAN 210 or familiarity with ocean circulation recommended

Instructor: John Horne (jhorne)


FISH 455 Fish and Wildlife Toxicology (3 or 5 cr) – TTh 9:30-11:20, T 1:30-4:20 (5cr course only)

NW, no prerequisites

Study the history of fish and wildlife toxicology, major classes of contaminants, current regulations, methods used to assess hazards, and contemporary contaminant-fish/wildlife issues. In the lab (5cr only), conduct research aimed at improving efficacy of pesticides and minimizing non-target effects.

Instructor: Christian Grue (cgrue)

 

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RA position at the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Position Title: Research Assistant Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Outreach

 

The Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NESSP) is seeking an outgoing and dynamic University of Washington graduate student(s) to assist with K-12 outreach programs. As part of the NESSP team, the selected candidate will apply his or her keen interest in education to advance STEM outreach to underserved K-12 students from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Successful candidates will have strong desire to conduct hands-on science activities with students from various backgrounds including: Native Americans, members of Spanish-speaking communities, and other vulnerable rural and urban communities.

A degree in a traditional science field AND/OR a background in STEM education is preferred, but not required.

 

If you are interested in working for NESSP as an Education Outreach Research Assistant or if you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Juan-Carlos Chavez at jcc5@uw.edu

 

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Undergraduate research opportunity with Morton Arboretum – summer 2017

The Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Students in the Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend ten weeks at The Morton Arboretum under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. The CTS-UR F is designed to engage undergraduate students in the scientific process through the completion of an independent research project, falling in one of our major research areas. Research at the Center for Tree Science is focused on trees, obviously, but there are many facets to tree science.

Students will have the opportunity to indicate their preference among available mentors at the Morton Arboretum. Our scientists cover a broad range of topics: basic tree biology, forest ecology, arboriculture, biomechanics, root biology, soil science, genetics, phylogenetics, systematics, conservation biology, and restoration ecology.

Students participate in weekly activities, such as seminars, field trips, and social events. The program endeavors to promote critical thinking, independence, self-confidence, perseverance, and group working skills.

Participation in the program will help prepare students for graduate studies and professional careers in science-related fields. At the end of the program, students will be required to prepare a scientific poster and give presentations of their work in a student research symposium at The Morton Arboretum. The students also interact with peers in similar programs base d at the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Field Museum. More information on the CTS- URF program can be found at www.mortonarb.org/ctsurf.

The 2017 program dates will be June 12 through August 18. Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Application review will begin January 1 and continue through February 24, 2017. Apply for the CTS-URF program HERE. Application materials to be submitted as one PDF document include:

1. Cover letter (one page maximum), describing why you would like to participate in the CTS-URF program, your career goals and how this program will help you meet them, prior research experience (if any), and your mentor and/or research area preference.

2. Curriculum vitae or resume.

3. Official or unofficial transcripts from your academic institution.

In addition, a letter of reference from an instructor or advisor from your academic institution should be sent to the following email address: ctsurf@mortonarb.org

Please contact ctsurf@mortonarb.org with questions.

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achievinga diverse workforce.

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NEW COURSE: RE 350 Introduction to Real Estate

Please share with your students the information below regarding a new course that is being offered by the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies in the College of Built Environments.

Students interested in registering for the course should contact bestm2@uw.edu for an add code.

Course Description

This is an introductory course and does not assume any previous knowledge of real estate. The mixture of fundamental concepts with expert guest speakers and discussions on real estate related news allows students to understand the workings of the real estate industry in more depth and prepares them for further study of the real estate profession. The individual class meetings cover:

a) general topics of the real estate industry
b) the processes needed to complete a transaction and

c) an overview of the quantitative components of the real estate decision-making for the buyers and sellers. All lecture materials will be posted on the course
Canvas website (https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/ ) one day in advance of each class.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course the students should be able to:

A. Overall:

– Apply basic analytical and quantitative techniques

– Demonstrate an ability to use technology and apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances

– Adopt innovative problem solving

– Communicate effectively

– Demonstrate effective decision making skills

B. Specific:

– Understand the participants and processes involved in the real estate market

– Understand the steps needed before a real estate transaction takes place

– Understand representation within the real estate transaction

– Acquire basic competency in real estate finance calculations

– Acquire basic competency within taking title to real estate

– Understand ethical decision making while dealing with all parties involved

 

http://realestate.washington.edu

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