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Submit your Husky Green Award nominations by March 1!

We need your nominations
for the 2018 Husky Green Awards!

Student leaders, inspiring faculty, dedicated staff, innovative teams – help us recognize UW’s sustainability superstars by submitting your nominations for the 2018 Husky Green Awards!

The UW Husky Green Awards highlight individuals and teams across the university who demonstrate initiative, leadership and dedication to sustainability. Faculty, staff, students and teams are eligible for the awards, and any member of the UW community can submit a nomination. The nomination deadline is March 1.

 

 

 

Read the stories of the 2017 Husky Green Award winners.

 

 

 

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Mortar Board Membership Application Due in 1 week

Are you a junior with a 3.3 gpa or higher looking to make the most out of your senior year?

Do you exemplify the ideas of scholarship, leadership and service? Then you’re perfect for applying for membership in Mortar Board, the renowned national honor society for college seniors, selecting the best and brightest in your class!

But hurry, because the application deadline is very soon! UW’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board invites juniors to apply for Tolo Chapter’s 2018/2019 class. Your completed application with attachments must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Each year, outstanding students are selected for Mortar Board on the basis of distinguished scholarship, leadership, and service, and serve as active members during their senior year. Mortar Board members are not only recognized as top scholars and leaders on campus, but are presented with the unique opportunity to join a diverse group of students
representing vastly different disciplines and interests. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development and promotes service to the University and community.

Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter, is the UW’s oldest continuing honor society and has received numerous awards and recognition at the national level.

The application form for the 2018/2019 class can be found at http://uwmortarboard.dreamhosters.com/Apply.

From our personal experience: it is worth applying.

If you have any questions, please email us at mortarbd@uw.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sarah Smith, Tim Adamson, and Emily Sawan

Membership Co-Chairs

Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter

University of Washington, Seattle

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Spring Registration Advising

Spring quarter registration is here!

Come into Anderson 116 and talk to the advisor, Lisa Nordlund, about your spring class schedule.

Appointments are encouraged, and can be made at:

https://norduw.youcanbook.me

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Apply to FieldNotes, an undergraduate-run journal on the environment!

We are FieldNotes! We are a new undergraduate research and community journal in the College of the Environment. Our focus is promoting novel undergraduate environment-related research and raising awareness of environmental issues throughout Puget Sound. FieldNotes will be published quarterly in print and digital forms. We are currently building our team and we are looking for passionate individuals to join us!

We are looking to fill positions in our editing, writing, photography and design departments! Please see the position descriptions below for information on each role.

 

Editors

Research Section Editor: These individuals will play a pivotal role in reviewing original manuscripts of research conducted at the University of Washington by undergraduates preparing them for publication in a quarterly journal. The research editor must have previous experience performing research, writing scientific papers, and a strong interest in promoting scientific communication.

Community Features Author: As a writer for Community Features, you will be tasked with writing articles that connect science with an environmental issues for a broader audience. These authors will have the opportunity to interview scientists, non-profit organizations, and other community groups.

Apply to be an Editor here!

 

Authors

Research Author: Our research section is dedicated to showcasing novel research conducted at the University of Washington with an environmental focus. If you are currently performing research and need a platform to publish your work, FieldNotes is looking for you.

Community Features Author: As a writer for Community Features, you will be tasked with writing articles that connect science with an environmental issues for a broader audience. These authors will have the opportunity to interview scientists, non-profit organizations, and other community groups.

Apply to be an Author here!

 

Designers

Head Designer: Join the executive team in leading the design portion of the magazine. Responsibilities include managing a team of designers to meet publishing deadlines, reviewing work produced by the team, and a passion for pursuing innovative ideas.

Web Designer: Our web designer will work with the writers, editors, and authors to showcase our work. This position requires experience in website design, website management, and a passion for creative design.

Publishing Designer: Our publishing designer will play a vital role in designing the layout of the journal preparing it for publishing. This position requires working experience with the Adobe suite software along with other design software.

Apply to be a designer here!

 

Photographers

Our photographers will help encompass the science and beauty of the Puget Sound! Photos will be taken of lab work, field work, and any other relevant landscape. This position requires experience with photography, preferably environmental or landscape oriented.

Apply to be a Photographer here!

 

Applications are due by February 20th.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us!

Leadership Team:

Rachel Fricke rmfricke@uw.edu

Alanna Greene alannag@uw.edu

Ethen Whattam ethenw@uw.edu

All the best,

FieldNotes Team

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Mortar Board Membership Applications Due Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Are you a junior with at least a 3.3 overall gpa?

Do you exemplify the ideas of scholarship, leadership and service? Then you’re perfect for applying for membership in Mortar Board, the renowned national honor society for college seniors, selecting the best and brightest in your class!

The time to apply is now! UW’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board invites juniors and seniors (with a graduation date no sooner than the end of Fall Quarter of 2018) to apply for Tolo Chapter’s 2018/2019 class. Your completed application with attachments must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Each year, outstanding students are selected for Mortar Board on the basis of distinguished scholarship, leadership, and service, and serve as active members during their senior year. Mortar Board members are not only recognized as top scholars and leaders on campus, but are presented with the unique opportunity to join a diverse group of students
representing vastly different disciplines and interests. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development and promotes service to the University and community.

Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter, is the UW’s oldest continuing honor society and has received numerous awards and recognition at the national level.

The application form for the 2018/2019 class can be found at http://uwmortarboard.dreamhosters.com/Apply.

If you have any questions, please email us at mortarbd@uw.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sarah Smith, Tim Adamson, and Emily Sawan

Membership Co-Chairs

Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter

University of Washington, Seattle

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FISH 497A Special Topics: Ecological Research in Alaska

FISH 497A Special Topics: Ecological Research in Alaska

B Term, July 15 – August 15 (will overlap with A Term but students with interest should attend info session and ask about start date flex)

5 credits

  • Live and work in an active field research station
  • Conduct hands-on research in pristine, thriving, coastal Alaska watersheds
  • Work with renowned faculty Ray Hilborn, Tom Quinn, and Daniel Schindler

INFO SESSION: Tuesday February 13, 4:30pm in FSH 213

Questions? Contact Chris Boatright, cboat@uw.edu

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Temp Environmental Forestry Technician

Weyerhaeuser  has a position available! Students can read the full description and apply here: http://weyer.jobs/11950

 

 

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Peer Health Educator Applications are Open!

“Are you passionate about mental health, alcohol and other drug education, preventing sexual assault, sex positivity, and healthy relationships?

The Peer Health Educators seek to bridge the gap between college health issues and campus resources. Under the Office of Health and Wellness, they facilitate workshops about these topics to different student groups and plan events to promote healthy living. They aim to make UW a safer, healthier place.

Our application will be released January 30, 2018 and it will be due February 13, 2018!

For more information about the application process and PHE’s role on campus, visit tinyurl.com/joinPHE or email Tehya, the Volunteer Coordinator, at phehwvc@uw.edu with any questions.

This opportunity is available to all students on campus, undergraduate and graduate, for the 2018-2019 year and can be counted for credit.”

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Tehya Widmann

Volunteer Coordinator | Peer Health Educators

phehwvc@uw.edu | 805-748-5587

 

 

Melissa Tumas, MPH

Training and Education Coordinator

Health & Wellness | Student Life

University of Washington

 

109 Elm Hall | Box 355600

206.221.7187

 

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37th Annual Diversity Career Fair

The 37th Annual Diversity Career Fair coming up next week, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 in the HUB Ballroom.  The career fair is open to ALL UW STUDENTS and ALL MAJORS.  More than 100 employers will be at the fair to recruit students for career and internship opportunities.

JOBS! INTERNSHIPS! FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL UW STUDENTS! DON’T MISS OUT!

What:  Diversity Career Fair

When:  Wednesday, January 31,! 2018

Where:  University of Washington (Seattle Campus) – Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom

Time:  5:30-8:30PM

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts & The Sciences)

All Class Levels ( Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad)

Dress: Business Casual

List of participating companies:  https://nsbeuw.wixsite.com/nsbeuw/list-of-participating-employers

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2018 Diversity Leadership Conference

Registration is open now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community.

This *FREE* half-day conference is open to all undergraduate students, and provides an opportunity for skill-building, connection with staff and community facilitators, and exploration of current and relevant leadership topics and concepts.

Students can elect to participate in the Leadership Workshop Track (rotating workshops, all levels and class years) or can apply to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track (a more intensive 3-hour training led by UW staff, juniors and seniors preferred). Students who wish to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track must submit their application for participation by Monday, January 29 at 9:00 a.m. More information on the workshops and conference can be found on the Husky Leadership Initiative website.  The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Alexes Harris (UW Department of Sociology), and will close with a networking reception featuring recent UW alumni (appetizers provided).

 

 

Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community

Friday, February 9, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

 

Register now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Socio-Environmental Data Analysis Workshop

ENVIR 495C: Socio-Environmental Data Analysis Workshop (SLN: 14064, 4 Credits)

Instructor: Yen-Chu Weng (yweng@uw.edu)

MW 12:30-2:20 (MGH 044)

Open to non-major, juniors, seniors, and graduate Students

This course is a practical workshop on analyzing socio-environmental data. We will explore methods for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data ranging from social and environmental topics. This is an upper-level data analysis course. Students are expected to have basic understanding of data types and collection methods prior to taking this course. Key topics to be covered include: 1) tabulation of data and descriptive statistics, 2) charting data and visualization, 3) hypothesis testing, 4) correlation and regression, 5) analysis of qualitative data, and 6) spatial analysis. The overarching objective of this course is to practice quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills and be able to present a scientifically informed narrative based on research data.

Please contact the instructor for more information.

Student Testimonials:

·        “Yen-Chu’s environmental data analysis course not only gives a concise overview of data analysis, but also provides ways in which you can apply the skills you learn to answer your questions about environment-related topics.”

·        “The course delivers valuable skills that will convert each student a better candidate when entering the work force.”

·        “Useful for practicing some statistical analyses and for taking Excel charting skills to a more scientific level.”

·        “I would recommend this course for students who want to learn what statistical tests would be the most useful for understanding their data. This course provided some of the practical analysis skills that are necessary for being an effective researcher.”

·        “I think that it makes for a great introduction to data analysis techniques and tools. You get to work with a wide range of techniques with a variety of example data sets that vary in complexity. I was able to get a broad exposure to topics that I otherwise may not have had a chance to work with! But really, I thought the class was really fun and it did give me a strong introduction to an interesting set of data related topics and techniques. I would definitely recommend it to people who want to learn more about analysis.”

·        “This course has been very valuable in learning about data analysis and presentation. The skills I learned in this class have helped me understand what graphs function better than others in certain purposes, as well as understand how the results can be accurate or not through statistical analysis.”

 

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Student of Color Support and Empowerment Group

Student of Color Support and Empowerment Group

 

This is a support group for students of color who are often navigating a complex and difficult

college environment. The focus of this group is on creating a space for students of color to

connect over experiences of discrimination/oppression/racism, support one another, and gain

wisdom and energy from each other. Topics covered in the group will vary based on the

members’ preferences, but some examples include but are not limited to: microaggressions,

pressure to prove yourself, feeling like you don’t fit in, discrimination, first-generation college

student, family issues, and academic issues/concerns, romantic relationships, sexism, racism,

imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, self-awareness, self-esteem, emotional health issues

and other stressors related to being a person of color in this university environment.

If interested, please contact Dr. Andrea Salazar-Nuñez at salazar6@uw.edu or (206) 543-1240 for more information. Group meets Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the UW Counseling Center, 401 Schmitz Hall.

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Zoo-Bot Quarter at Friday Harbor Labs!

2018SpringZBQ.pdf

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Marine Biology Quarter at Friday Harbor Labs!

2018SpringMBQ5.pdf

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ASP is now offering Study Skills Workshops

Academic Support Programs is now offering study skills workshops for students!! We are thrilled to introduce our first four topics for winter quarter.

Title Date Time Room
Wait! When is that due?! Successful Time Management at the UW Thursday Jan. 18th 6:30-7:30pm MGH 241
Meeting with instructors—the benefits of reaching out Thursday Jan. 25th 6:30-7:30pm MGH 241
Study Smart: Effective Study Strategies Tuesday Jan. 30th 6:30-7:30pm MGH 241
Finals Prep and Test Anxiety Tuesday Feb. 27th 6:30-7:30pm MGH 241

Reserve a seat/sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdU9W_xhq-T_ga3fSSOmdeg8FTQTmmsDj0ShM7-FbvpWY2jYw/viewform

ADIAM TESFAY
Director/Academic Support Programs

Student Academic Services/Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Box 352805

141 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-2805

206.543.5755 / adiamt / academicsupport.washington.edu

Pronouns: She/Her

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Deadline Approaching for Environmental Innovation Challenge Funding/deadline (Jan 12)

 

Are you creating something in a class that contributes to a more equitable and resilient future? Have a great idea for an innovation that will contribute to a healthier planet? Start solving the world’s problems by getting funding for your solution through the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship as part of this year’s Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge!

brohal
Funding awards typically range between $500 – $3,000.

About the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Students are our best hope for solving the world’s most pressing environmental problems. If you have passion and the desire to make an im­pact, the Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an en­vironmental problem, design a solution, build a prototype and/or a computer simulation, and create a business summary that demonstrates the market potential.

What is eligible?
Any product, process or service that reduces waste, minimizes en­ergy consumption, and contributes to a healthier planet. Re-use, recycling, water usage, green building materials, energy generation, green consumer prod­ucts, and nanotechnology – all are ripe for innovation.

Questions? Email Lauren Brohawn, brohal

Lauren Brohawn |Assistant DirectorAlaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Dempsey Hall 227

206.685.3813 | brohal |UWEIC Facebook

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Winter 2018 Let’s Talk schedule – starts tomorrow!

 

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Time To Invent – Call For Volunteers

Hey women in STEM!

Hope you a great break! If you like working with kids and sharing your passion for science/engineering, we have a great outreach opportunity for you!

Time to Invent (TTI) is a monthly after school program through the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for 3rd-5th grade girls where we lead fun, hands-on science activities. Some past activities included building gumdrop towers to learn about the engineering design process, and using paper chromatography to compare different pen inks.

Why you should join:

-Meet women in STEM in various stages of their education in other departments

-Practice planning and leading a science lesson+experiment

-Inspire enthusiastic young girls to follow in your footsteps!

Tell your friends! We have a lot of fun visiting the schools and would love to see some new mentors!

Sign up to volunteer: Click here

Or

Come to our next meeting:

Date: Wednesday, January 10

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Location: CSE AE107 (Inside EE main office)

Please email us if you have any questions (timetoinventuw@gmail.com). We look forward to seeing you!

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Mortar Board Membership Applications Due by January 31, 2018

Mortar Board has an unrivaled history on campus, and it is one of the University of Washington’s great traditions. Not only is the UW’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board the oldest continuing honor society on campus, but its Mortar Board history is richly storied — a record which continues to grow with each class. Students selected for membership have
impressively represented many majors and endeavors in their distinguished scholarship, leadership, and service. Year after year, Tolo Chapter is regarded nationally as one of Mortar Board’s outstanding chapters.

The University of Washington’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board is currently inviting students in their junior year (or equivalent in credits) and seniors (with a graduation date no sooner than the end of Fall Quarter of 2018) to apply for Tolo Chapter’s 2018/2019 class.

Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, and promotes service to colleges and universities. The UW’s chapter of Mortar Board was founded in 1909 as Tolo Club on campus, and is the UW’s oldest
continuing honor society. Tolo alumni include prominent leaders in government and law, medicine, business, technology, education, the arts and literature. Mary Gates and past Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna are among famous Tolo Chapter alumni.

Each year, various outstanding students are chosen for active membership in the Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board. Members of Mortar Board are a diverse group of individuals who have excelled in academics and their personal areas of interest. Therefore, we encourage individuals with distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service
to consider applying for membership in Mortar Board. A minimum 3.3 overall g.p.a. is required.

The application form for the 2018/2019 class can be found at http://uwmortarboard.dreamhosters.com/Apply. The deadline for the application is January 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm.

If you have any questions, please email us at mortarbd@uw.edu.

Kristy Kwon, Tim Adamson, Jessica Lo, Emily Sawan and Sarah Smith

Membership Committee

Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter

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A year studying Environmental Science in Vancouver, Canada: 1st eligible application is awarded

DEADLINE
UW students applying to UBC or UVic: January 15th

The Corbett Scholarship offers $10,000 for UW undergrads to study for one year at the University of Victoria, or the University of BC; two highly lauded institutions for their environmental sci departments. You also only pay UW tuition rates, not the Canadian institution’s international student rates.

Requirements:

Must be: UW Undergrad

Must have: Above 3.0

Must turn in: 300-500 word Personal Statement (Basic essay about why you would like to study in Canada. Writing support is available)

Emily Schifferling
Corbett Canadian Studies Program Manager
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
206.221.6374

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