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Help amplify students’ voices!

Hello!

I’m writing with a request that will help amplify students’ voices about the importance of affordable, accessible higher education opportunities. UW Impact is part of the College Promise Coalition, which brings together leaders and advocates from education, business, labor, and community-based organizations to open up diverse pathways for Washington students to pursue the unique job opportunities in our state. The coalition advocates for opportunity and access to education and training after high school for all Washington students.

CPC has launched a survey to ask students to share their stories. Students’ experiences with financial aid, enrollment, and completion will help the coalition advocate for increased opportunities for Washington students to pursue the education they need after high school to succeed in the career of their choice.

CPC will randomly select one survey participant to receive a $50 Visa gift card. The deadline is Oct. 15. Will you take the survey and share it with your networks so we can hear from a diverse array of students?

The survey is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/pfsoZywqXIMY158F3.

For questions or comments, you can contact Ingrid with CPC at ingrid.

Thanks,

Christine Newman, MPA

Assistant Director

UW Impact

(206) 853-3455

http://uwimpact.org

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UW Global Campus Photo Contest

UW students, faculty and alumni are invited to enter the Global Campus Photo Contest! Share your photos from study abroad, research, vacation or daily life abroad by October 25. Top entries will be displayed at the UW Study Abroad Fair in November. Learn more at http://www.washington.edu/global/photo-contest/

More details:
http://www.washington.edu/global/photo-contest/

  • Enter by Thursday, October 25, 2018.
  • UW students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to enter.
  • Photos can be from international study or research, vacation, or daily life abroad.
  • Show us some action shots – you and fellow Huskies getting involved and having fun!
  • Throwbacks are welcome.
  • Top entries will be displayed at the UW Study Abroad Fair, where winners will be selected by public voting.

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Lost Necklace, Please Return If Found

LOST NECKLACE-1

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October 3, 2018 · 1:36 pm

Smartflower

I think this might look really nice in the courtyard J

http://smartflowersolar.com/

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What I have been reading this summer at home for fun….

I this habit of getting on a tangent and then exhausting it….so when a student recommend the book Deep Work

http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

it had such a long wait at the library, I had to look up all his other books and read those while I was waiting:

http://calnewport.com/books/

How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country’s Top Students

I feel this one has some pretty interesting strategies that I wished I knew back in the day…

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Looking to jumpstart your G.P.A? Most college students believe that straight As can only be achieved through cramming and painful all-nighters. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals the proven study secrets used by real straight-A students across the country. You will learn how to:

  • Streamline your study habits to learn more in less time.
  • Take smarter notes (Hint: Less is more).
  • Provide A+ answers on quizzes and exams.
  • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not.
  • Choose an A-worthy paper topic.
  • Write stellar prose without the agony.

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Ecosia the Search Engine that Plants Trees as you search

10 Questions and Answers about Ecosia from the founder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEL6lq4itTk

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Summer Reading: Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success

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John C. Maxwell

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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success

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Book Recommendation: Deep Work

I have not read this yet, but it is on my list for this summer…

http://calnewport.com/

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he celebrates the power of its opposite: the ability to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks; a skill he calls “deep work.”

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

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Wildlife Computers, interesting stuff right in Redmond Washington

https://wildlifecomputers.com/about-us/

Wildlife Computers is the leading provider of advanced wildlife telemetry solutions. But we don’t just sell tags. Our consultation team—which includes on-staff biologists—works to understand your project goals including what data you need, what animal you are researching, environment, and more.

The team uses knowledge gathered over the last 30 years on best practices, techniques, and procedures to make recommendations for getting the data you need to meet your objectives. Data from our tags appears in more than 2,300 peer-reviewed publications and plays a key role in many management decisions, policy changes, outreach and education initiatives worldwide.

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Brotherhood Initiative (BI) at UW

https://www.washington.edu/boundless/fostering-brotherhood-abroad/?utm_source=UW+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=fb4472f2db-UW_Today_Tuesday_June_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0707cbc3f9-fb4472f2db-307346677

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.

But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S. undergraduates who study abroad each year, an overwhelming majority are white women.

For students at the University of Washington, the Brotherhood Initiative (BI) wants to help level the field.

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BIG FINISH TO 2018 UW BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

BioPots-High-ResBioPots, fresh off its grand prize finish at the EIC, earned the $5,000 Fenwick & West Fourth Place Prize. The UW team hopes to disrupt the garden industry with their biodegradable planter pots made from biomass waste like spent beer grains. BioPots also won the $2,500 Smukowski Family “Best Sustainable Advantage” Prize, which goes to a venture that has incorporated best practices toward resource reduction while bolstering profitability and cost containment.

Click here to read the full article

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Space Plants!

Broccoli in space: How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity

http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/05/25/broccoli-in-space-how-probiotics-could-help-grow-veggies-in-microgravity/?utm_source=UW+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=4b06bd486e-Weekly+Roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0707cbc3f9-4b06bd486e-307346677

“In order to grow crops for astronauts at the space station or who are lunar- or Mars-based, we can’t ship potting mix or fertilizer to these locations,” said Sharon Doty, a UW professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and a plant microbiologist who isolated and characterized the microbes used in this experiment. “We have to be able to get plants to grow in what is available with the most minimum inputs possible.”

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Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4186205

Without the help of a vaccine, doctors save a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who contracted rabies when a bat bit her at church. The treatment involved putting her into a coma; now conscious, she appears to have no signs of the virus. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Rodney Willoughby of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Iceland, Renewable Energy & Sustainability | Summer & Winter 2018-19

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Join The GREEN Program in Iceland this summer & winter 2018-2019 breaks!

With a sustainability foundation, Iceland is a top destination for awe-inspiring adventure travel and eco-tourism. Home to jaw-dropping natural landscapes & pristine topography as well as authentic Nordic culture & welcoming atmosphere,
Iceland is the destination for experiential sustainability education, bucket list adventuring, and unique cultural immersion.

For more information & how to apply, please visit:

www.theGREENprogram.com

 

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Northwest Youth Corps – Field Leader positions

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is now actively recruiting field leaders to lead our Summer Youth Community Programs! This 5 week community program is a great way for youth and young adults to gain experience in outdoor leadership and conservation careers, as well as build highly generalizable skills such as conflict resolution and interviewing, all while earning a stipend and an AmeriCorps education award.

More details of this position and our Tacoma Sound to Summit crew in general are attached to this message.

Please contact us at (541) 349-5055 or hannahb with any questions!

Youth Corps Community – Tacoma Sound to Summit Programs

Session 1: June 18 – July 20

Session 2: July 30 – August 31

Location: City of Tacoma, Mt. Rainier National Park

Stipend: Leaders receive a living allowance of $4,500 prorated through their term of service, along with earning a $2,200.00 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.

Other Benefits: Comprehensive trainings, including USDA Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance; conservation job experience; federal hiring preference for 1 year after completion

APPLY HERE: http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/Staff/FieldStaff or call to request a paper application

 

2018_Field Leader YCC.pdf

Sound to Summit Flyer.pdf

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SeaDawgs Officer Elections

The SeaDawgs are seeking nominations for officer positions (descriptions below) for 2018-2019, and we need your help!

SeaDawgs at the University of Washington works to connect marine biology lovers from all backgrounds. We hope to provide connections in the university community for people that love all things water as well as create events for you to express your love of the aquatic environment.

Becoming a member of the executive committee is a great way to get more involved in the College of the Environment community in addition to networking with people in the field. With the finalization of the Marine Biology major we hope to become an even stronger presence in the College of the Environment.

If you would like to nominate anyone, including yourself, or if you have questions, please reply to seadawgs@uw.edu or contact either Bailey Gilbert (bmg34@uw.edu) or Jonathan Huie (jmhuie@uw.edu) with any specific questions.

Please submit nominations by May 18th as elections will be held the end of May!

Position Descriptions:

President

Responsible for delegation, timeline management and overseeing all projects.

Vice President

Assists President in delegation and management, responsible for overseeing project leads and ensuring that deadlines are met in a timely manner. Manages miscellaneous tasks.

Secretary

Responsible for announcing/recording/distributing details of meetings, communication within the leadership team regarding logistics/planning

Treasurer

Responsible for managing funds and regularly checking the Venmo account. Responsible for organizing fundraisers and applying for grants.

Volunteer Chair

In charge of maintaining databases, contacting organization, researchers, etc. for events both on and off campus. Works closely with Event Chair to plan and manage event logistics.

Social Chair

In charge of communication inside the club, maintenance of the facebook and other social media pages, as well as the advertising of events.

Event Chair

Responsible for planning/managing event logistics as well as brainstorming new event ideas. Works closely with the social chair to advertise the events.

 

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Need Student Health Insurance? Share your experience!

If you are a student at UW Seattle who is uninsured or underinsured and would like to share your experience navigating the healthcare system through a 30-minute interview, 60-minute focus group, video clip, OR written story, please contact us at uwship2.

We are a group of MPH students advocating for the reinstitution of a UW health insurance plan. Your stories will help us inform UW policy makers of the need for a student health insurance plan. Participants can earn up to $50.

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Fun on a Friday Night: UW Seattle General Catalog Archive!

Ever wonder what they taught at UW Pre-1900, now you can know (if you can read the handwriting)

http://www.washington.edu/students/gencat/archive/

UW Seattle General Catalog Archive

The history of the University of Washington exists in many forms, but its General Catalog provides one of the best records of its curricula, degrees, and policies. This page contains an archive of searchable, printable General Catalogs and Bulletins.

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Offshore windfarms and suction buckets

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10/first-floating-wind-farm-built-by-offshore-oil-company-delivers-electricity/?utm_content=buffer02d26&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

First floating wind farm, built by offshore oil company, delivers electricity

Anchored, floating turbines allow offshore wind installations in deep waters.

Megan Geuss – 10/18/2017, 11:13 AM

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm began delivering electricity to the Scottish grid today.

Further Reading

Governments fund research into floating wind turbines

The 30MW installation, situated 25km (15.5mi) from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, will demonstrate that offshore wind energy can be harvested in deep waters, miles away from land, where installing giant turbines was once impractical or impossible. At peak capacity, the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power 20,000 Scottish homes.

The installation, called Hywind Scotland, is also interesting because it was built by Statoil, a Norwegian mega-corporation known for offshore oil drilling. Statoil has pursued offshore wind projects in recent years, using the company’s experience building and managing infrastructure in difficult open sea conditions to its advantage.

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Ocean in Our Blood; a Pacific Poetry Reading

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March 21, 2018 · 10:36 am