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Dam Safety Paper competition Deadline Feb 1, 2017

The deadline is in February, but this might be a nice project after the Elwha class or for students with an interest in this topic

http://www.damsafety.org/community/students/?p=96637491-4973-4341-89a8-9d8b27b047ed

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SEFS Students Win Academic Competition Against University of British Columbia

SEFS undergrad Aoife Fae, who was part of the winning team with fellow students Paul Albertine and Timothy Seaman.

Twenty-four hours is all the students were given to assess the forest and develop a stewardship plan for a 35-acre, 100-plus-year-old forest track on King County Parks land. That was the task this past weekend at the 10th Annual International Silviculture Challenge, which pitted six students from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS)—Paul Albertine, Aoife Fae, Anthony Martinez, Timothy Seaman, Chris Scelsa and Brendan Whyte—against six students from the University of British Columbia (UBC)—Devon Campbell, Alexia Constantanou, Shawna Girard, Flavie Pelletier, Codie Sundie and Cole Troughton.

http://depts.washington.edu/sefsblog/sefs-students-win-academic-competition-against-university-of-british-columbia/

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Open Courses in the Evans School

The Evans School has several Spring Quarter courses with space available!

Undergraduate (open to all UW undergraduates)

  • PUBPOL 201 Intro to Public Policy & Governance (satisfies the Individuals & Society requirement)

Graduate (open to all UW graduate students)

  • PUBPOL 565 A Municipal Management II (does not require that students have taken Municipal Management I) * PUBPOL 583 Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • PUBPOL 599 C Regulatory Policy

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Graduate (M.S.) Assistantship at Colorado State University

Graduate (M.S.) Assistantship: Boreal Toad Recruitment and Disease Dynamics

This Ph.D. project involves investigating factors influencing boreal toad recruitment dynamics and comparing population vita rates among populations at difference stages of exposure to the amphibian chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Bd). The project is a collaboration among Colorado State University faculty, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO) biologists. The graduate student with help coordinate long-term monitoring efforts, conduct annual field surveys, design targeted studies to explore factors contributing to reproductive failure, and analyze existing long-term monitoring data. Specific focus will be on early-stage survival probabilities (e.g. tadpoles and 1st year survival) and vital rates for populations at different phases of Bd exposure from long-term mark-recapture data.

View the attached job description for complete details.

MS Assistant_CSU_Toad & Disease.docx

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Paid Summer Internship with Heronswood Garden

Heronswood Garden Horticultural Internship Program

Summer 2017


Heronswood Garden Horticultural Internships provide candidates the opportunity to expand their horticultural and plant identification knowledge, improve their gardening skills and use of horticultural tools and equipment, and develop their professional network. Interns work under the direction of Garden Director Dan Hinkley and alongside highly experienced professional gardeners in a working botanical garden.

Internships run three months, compensation $10/hour, and include free accommodations at the Garden. We will work with a candidate’s school calendar as needed.

Applications must be submitted to the address provided in the attached flyer by March 31st, 2017.

Find more info in the attached flyer!

Internship_App2017.pdf

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Schwarzman Scholars: Competitive program in Beijing

This is a reminder that a representative from the Schwarzman Scholars program, is visiting the UW, Wednesday, March 8th and will be offering 2 information sessions for our students and alumni. Schwarzman is a fully-funded master’s degree modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship.

About the Scholarship:

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree focused in Public Policy, Economics & Business or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Applications this cycle will open in April of 2017.

Information Sessions: March 8, 2017

12:30-1:30

MGH 171

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507

4:00 PM

MGH 171

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507

 

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Spring Break 2017 Planting Poster

Spring Break planting opportunity at Pack Forest!

Housing and stipend provided. See attachment for details.
Spring Break 2017 Flyer_Alternate_w_quotes.pdf

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JBLM Research Position (recent graduates)

Field technician position at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Desired start date: 4/3/2017

Applications due: 3/5/2017

The Field Technician (Research Associate I, Temporary) will be tasked with a varying tasks supporting the efforts of the JBLM Fish and Wildlife Program by providing support to staff biologists with their work. Duties may include data collection, monitoring, conducting surveys, providing technical expertise and field support to natural resource biologists, and assisting with habitat improvement and weed management.

Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • A BA/BS degree with courses in field biology, field ecology, wildlife biology, or related areas.
  • The successful candidate must have two or more years’ work experience in Washington South Sound Prairie ecosystem.
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team in a structured organization and to work under harsh weather conditions and in uneven terrain.
  • A successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

 

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42376

 

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Tonight (2/24): Forester’s Ball in the Forest Club Room!

Tonight’s the night for the Forester’s Ball in the Forest Club Room from 8 to 11 p.m.! The theme is “forest formal,” and you will find plenty of beer, wine and dancing (and possibly live music). Bring your friends, lab mates and anyone who loves a good outdoor-themed party, and feel free to dress for the theme—or however makes you feel comfortable for a Friday night shindig!
The Forester’s Ball is the culmination of the Canadian-American Regional Meeting, hosted by the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) here at SEFS. Students from other IFSA groups around the United States and Canada will be here for the ball, and we hope you’ll come join in the fun.
You can buy tickets in advance for $8, or $10 at the door, and each ticket comes with two complimentary drinks if you are over 21. (Advance tickets are available for sale in Anderson 107B—my office—or Anderson 116.)

 

Everyone is welcome, so come one, come all—let’s have a ball!

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February 24, 2017 · 10:55 am

Volunteers for Restoration Project this Saturday! 10am – 2pm

WorkParty2.pdf

FEB. 25, 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SALTWATER PARK RESTORATION

UW-REN Restoration Work Party UW-REN students are restoring an area in Richmond Beach Saltwater Park and they need your help! Come help us remove invasive species and stabilize the slope between the middle parking lot and the road!

See flyer for more details.

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Field Experience Volunteering Opportunity March 10th, application due March 1st

Freeman announcement.pdf

FIELD EXPERIENCE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Date of volunteering: Friday, March 10

Due date for application: March 1st

The disturbance ecology lab is seeking one undergraduate volunteer to assist graduate student Michael Freeman in deployment of Douglas-fir bark beetle (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae) traps in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors and in good physical condition. Transportation will be provided.

Project work and skill development will include:

 Setup & hanging of pheromone-baited funnel traps

 GPS data recording

 Western Cascades tree ID

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CONFORWest 2017 Second Call for Abstracts closing Mar. 1 (fwd)

Dear graduate students and senior undergrads,

 

The second call for abstracts for CONFORWest 2017 is closing March 1, 2017! We have received many great abstracts but there are still a few spots left- secure your spot today!

 

CONFORWest is an annual students who are studying environmental sciences, ecology, and other natural resource management fields (including social sciences and humanities). This conference will expose graduate students to varying perspectives on environmental research from outside their disciplines and encourage meaningful dialogue between students of different research backgrounds.

 

Abstracts must be submitted by March 1, 2017 at midnight! Please see the attached poster and www.conforwest.ca for more details.

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February 24, 2017 · 10:40 am

Fully funded Master’s degree in Beijing: Public Policy, Economics/Business or International Studies

A representative from the Schwarzman Scholars program is visiting the UW Seattle campus on Wednesday, March 8th and will be offering 2 information sessions for our students and alumni. Schwarzman is a fully-funded master’s degree modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship.

About the Scholarship:

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree focused in Public Policy, Economics & Business or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Applications this cycle will open in April of 2017.

Information Sessions: March 8, 2017

12:30-1:30, MGH 171

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507

4:00 PM, MGH 171

RSVP: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/507

 

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Top 10 Most Affordable Summer & Early Fall Programs

http://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/affordable/

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Northwest Orchid Society Invites Research Proposals

Each year the Northwest Orchid Society in Seattle invites proposals for student research projects related to orchids. These awards (typically $1000 or less) are open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in certified institutions of higher education in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

The application deadline is April 21st, 2017.

Check out the flyer below with more information to apply for research awards!
2017 NWOS Research Awards.pdf

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Communicating with Faculty, Feb. 24th, Noon – 1:30p.m. (Workshop for international students)

Communicating with Faculty – A workshop for International Graduate Students

Date, Time & Location:

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

12:00 – 1:30p.m.

HUB 334, Seattle Campus

Please RSVP <http://bit.ly/2lecG9d> online.

Description:

When you are an international graduate student, communicating with faculty from a different culture can sometimes be stressful. This event will introduce different approaches that will make communication with faculty easier. At this workshop, a panel of faculty and staff members from across the disciplines will share insights on this topic.

During the workshop, you will:

* Learn tips to communicate effectively with faculty members * Discuss strategies to navigate miscommunications
* Network with fellow international graduate students

Panelists:

· Mari Ostendorf, Professor, Electric Engineering

· Wendy Thomas, Associate Professor, Bioengineering

· Xiaosong Li, Professor, Chemistry

· Kelly Edwards, Professor, Bioethics

· Jennifer Tee, Graduate Advisor, Public Health

Refreshments provided!

The free event is co-sponsored by Core Programs in the Graduate School, GPSS and FIUTS. Send questions or comments to Ziyan Bai .

Event information is also available via Trumba Calendar <http://bit.ly/2lNc9Yu>.

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Natural Resources Career Fair TODAY, 1:00-4:00 pm in Anderson 207

Today the Society of American Foresters – UW Student Chapter will be hosting its 3rd annual Natural Resources Career Fair in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m.!

SEFS master’s student Cole Gross, who is organizing the fair this year, has signed up 17 agencies and organizations, ranging from Weyerhaeuser and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, to King County Parks and The Nature Conservancy.

The fair will be a fun, informational and interactive process that will allow you to introduce yourself to these potential employers and learn about a wide range of opportunities in natural resource fields. You can come for any length of time during the three hours, and there will be periodic raffle giveaways (including several REI gift cards!), as well as free refreshments and snacks.

So update your résumé, do your research, and come learn about some great internship and career possibilities!

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CONFORWest 2017 Call for Abstracts closing Feb. 15, 2017

Dear graduate students and senior undergrads,

The call for abstracts for CONFORWest 2017 is closing in two days! We would like to encourage graduate students and senior undergraduates from Canada and the United States to participate in this unique opportunity. CONFORWest is an annual students who are studying environmental sciences, ecology, and other natural resource management fields (including social sciences and humanities).

This conference will expose graduate students to varying perspectives on environmental research from outside their disciplines and encourage meaningful dialogue between students of different research backgrounds.

Abstracts must be submitted by February 15th 2017 at midnight! Please see the attached poster and http://www.conforwest.ca for more details.

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Graduation Survey Statistics for 2016 now available!

Check out the statistics from the 2016 Graduation survey and see trends in recent graduating undergrads and grads for their experiences both in, outside, and beyond the classroom!

Click on the “Post-Graduation Work Statistics” tab on the top of the main blog page and find stats organized by degree program.

https://uwsfr.wordpress.com/post-graduate-statistics/


The post-graduation survey is distributed in May to undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the Spring SEFS graduation ceremony.

The survey is a confidential tool used by administrators to evaluate the experience of students in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, including their use of SEFS resources, relevant experience gained in their major, employment trends, and post-graduation plans.

 

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NutriAg Research Associate Position (Graduating Undergrad or Grad)

NutriAg USA Ltd.
Field Research Associate at Nutriag USA

NutriAg USA is a technology based plant nutrient Company. We are dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of specialty crop nutrient products. We are currently looking for a motivated individual with a strong work ethic to join our organization as a Field Research Associate.

Essential Functions of Position

Includes the design, co-ordination, implementation and completion of field trials in the designated region comprising of but not limited to marketing demo trials, new product field trials, small plot trial work and contracted/co-operator trials; calibrate and utilize various tools and equipment used for purposes such as product application and sample analyses/measurements; collection and management of data in field for analysis via Microsoft Excel, ARM and other software programs; establish relationships with growers, crop consultants and regional suppliers to insure land access for trials; AND Interpret data and present results to potential customers, NutriAg research and sales staff, co-operators and others involved in production agriculture.

Field Research Associate at Nutriag USA.docx

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