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Calling All Innovators! Announcing a New UW Technology Competition

University of Washington SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS CENTER

Calling all innovators!

Bring your best technology to Tech Day, a new competition to solve city goods delivery problems!

What is Tech Day?
A challenge held by the Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the UW in which tech companies and student teams compete for the opportunity for face time with investors, and senior corporate and city executives looking for real-world solutions to urban goods delivery problems. A $1,000 cash prize may be awarded to the best student solution thanks to Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans).

How does it work?
Four finalists will be selec ted from the submissions received by June 30, 2017. The top four contenders will present their concept or solution to a panel of judges.

What are you looking for?
Technologies that will deliver solutions for cities and companies in the Urban Freight Lab to resolve one or more of the following goals:

* Improving truck parking space productivity in the city’s Commercial Vehicle Load Zones (CVLZs) and other load/unload spaces at the
curb and in alleys and freight bays,
* Reducing failed first deliveries, and
* Reducing dwell time in public/private truck spaces.

How do I apply?
Complete the short entry form and upload your proposed solution. You have two pages to make your case, and a half page to tell us who you are.
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APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 30!

 

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UW 2017 Summer Career Fair: Volunteers Needed!

The Career and Internship Center is looking to recruit volunteers for the 2017 Summer Career Fair on Wednesday, June 14th from 2-5pm in HUB Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 9:30am-7:00 pm – a requested time commitment of two hours please.

Why volunteer?

·        The Summer Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 60 employers on campus attending this event. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!

·        If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

·        Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!

·        It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and to make new friends. FREE FOOD will be provided!!

Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

·        Your name

·        Your email address

·        Your hours of availability on the day of  6/14/17 (Wednesday)

Thank you in advance for considering! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu.

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The Annual Spring Career Fair – April 20th, 3-7pm, HUB Ballrooms

 

 

Hello Huskies!

2017 Seattle Campus Spring Career Fair

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

3-7pm, HUB Ballrooms

Full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities are available

Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to attend

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Your potential employers want to meet you IN PERSON. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make a great impression with the recruiters as many of the attending employers conduct follow-up interviews after the fair and/or participate in the On-Campus Interviews at the Career & Internship Center.
  • Recruiters hire students who attend fairs. The majority of the employers who attend our career fairs and complete our surveys indicate that they’ve extended offers to candidates they met at the fair.
  • Employers aren’t just looking for programmers and accountants. Many employers who attended last year’s Spring Career Fair were open to ALL MAJORS! DO use The Fairs App to find out what majors and positions attending employers are looking to recruit for at this fair.

ATTENDING EMPLOYERS:

  • Use The Fairs App to access information about the Spring Career Fair (attending employers, positions, position types, majors, and class levels employers are looking to recruit at the fair). The Fairs App is available to download to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App Store or from Google Play Store for Android phones. You can also open it with your web browser.

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAND OUT AT THE FAIR IS TO COME PREPARED– check out our great tips on how to prepare by clicking here

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE SPRING CAREER FAIR VOLUNTEER TEAM?

  • The Spring Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 140 employers on campus attending this event. If you choose to volunteer at the fair, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • We have shifts available from 9am-8pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and make new friends. FREE FOOD will be provided!!

Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability  for 4/20/17 (Thursday)

Questions? Please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu .

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UBNA Restoration Work Party! Friday, Apr. 7th, 2:00-3:30 pm

Please join the SER Nursery and the Union Bay Natural Area staff for a day of restoration and fun!

The planting season is winding down to a close. To ensure the success of our 2017 plantings we will be mulching and cleaning blackberry and English ivy out of our site on the UBNA Loop Trail. Come learn about the many benefits of mulching and perfect your mulching technique at this scenic waterfront site.

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EarthCorps Count down to Earth Month!

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April is EARTH MONTH

 

Show the Earth some Love this April!

 

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd, but we’re showing the Earth love all month long! EarthCorps has Earth Month events in Kirkland, Federal Way, Mercer Island, Everett, Mukilteo, Shoreline, and of course Seattle! Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to volunteer with you.

April 1 – Brooklake Blueberry Farm in Federal Way
April 1 –  Herring’s House along the Duwamish
April 8 –  Longfellow Creek in West Seattle
April 8 – Lake Washington Blvd in South Seattle
April 8 – Island Crest Park on Mercer Island
April 15 – Magnuson Park – in Seattle
April 15 – Pioneer Park on Mercer Island
April 22 – Duwamish Alive in West Seattle
April 22 – Duwamish Substation in South Seattle
April 29 – Union Slough – in Everett
April 29 – Camp Long in West Seattle

 

See the whole list on our
new Volunteer Calendar.

 

Duwamish

Duwamish Alive Earth Day Events! – April 22, 2017

It’s a citywide event! On April 22, nearly one thousand volunteers will work with a dozen organizations to restore the Duwamish River. As part of the Duwamish Alive Coalition, EarthCorps supports the vision of creating a river for all, and recognizes that we need to work together to save Seattle’s only river.

EarthCorps is hosting two Duwamish Alive volunteer events that day. One in West Seattle in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, and another along the river at the Duwamish Substation.

Sign up for the events on our Volunteer Calendar.

Donate

You give because you care

EarthCorps envisions a world where people and nature thrive together. Your gifts of volunteering and financial support make this possible. By donating to EarthCorps, you are investing in a healthy and sustainable Puget Sound and environmental leaders who make change in communities around the world.

Consider making a donation online today.


 

From the Blog:
 

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The Invaluable Lessons of AmeriCorps Service

 


Thanks for supporting and engaging volunteers: 

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Volunteer Opportunities with EarthCorps

 

Volunteer with EarthCorps

A Spirit of Service

EarthCorps has seen a surge of community members who want to give back. In January and February 2017 more than 1,100 volunteers have
worked with us to improve the health of our parks; a 30% increase from January and February 2016!

To accommodate everyone who wants to serve, EarthCorps has increased the size of many of our events and added new events to our calendar.

Below are some opportunities coming up in March, but take a look at our new Volunteer Calendar for a full list.

March 4th – West Hylebos Wetlands Park in Federal Way
March 4th – Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland
March 11th – Camp Long in West Seattle
March 11th – Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond
March 11th – Ellis Pond on Mercer Island
March 11th – Tukwila Community Center – in Tukwila
March 18th – Thornton Creek in North Seattle
March 25th – Discovery Park in Seattle

See the whole list on our
new Volunteer Calendar.


Pub night at The Noble Fir

EarthCorps is having a Pints for Parks pub night at The Noble Fir in Ballard! 

Through Pints for Parks, The Noble Fir will donate one dollar of every draft beer to EarthCorps to support our work improving the health of the Puget Sound.

It’s the perfect excuse to grab a beer with fellow EarthCorps volunteers and friends!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
5316 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107

RSVP on the Facebook Event


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Interested in Volunteering for the 2017 Spring Career Fair? (Thursday, April 20th)

Dear Huskies,

Happy almost spring!  The Career and Internship Center is looking to recruit volunteers for the upcoming 2017 Spring Career Fair onThursday, April 20th, 2017 from 3-7pm in HUB Ballrooms. They have shifts available from 9am-8pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

·        The Spring Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 140 employers on campus attending this event. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!

·        If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

·        Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!

·        It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and to make new friends. FREE FOOD will be provided!!

Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

·        Your name

·        Your email address

·        Your hours of availability on the day of  4/20/17 (Thursday)

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity to volunteer for the 2017 Spring Career Fair! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu.

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

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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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Interpretive Naturalist Volunteer Position with Cama Beach State Park

2017 SummerNaturalistVolunteer-PositionDescription.docx

Cama Beach State Park and Cama Beach Foundation are advertising for our Interpretive Naturalist Summer Volunteer.

This position provides the successful candidate with:

  • Up to 400 hours of experience.
  • FREE housing at Cama Beach State Park.
  • A stipend for out of pocket expenses of up to $1,000.00 will be provided by Cama Beach Foundation.

Complete details are available at: www.camabeachfoundation.org/summer-volunteer.html.
Apply to Tina Dinzl-Pederson, Christina.Dinzl-Pederson@parks.wa.gov by March 15, 2017

 

Our volunteer from last summer had her article published in “Northwest Passages” the newsletter for the National Association for Interpretation. https://nairegion10.wordpress.com/newsletter/northwest-passages-fall-2016/

She was honored as “Interpretive Volunteer of the Year” by State Parks. http://www.parks.state.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=281

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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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Volunteer for MESA Day 2017!

It is that time of the year again: MESA Day 2017!

And they need YOU!  Volunteers to help prepare for, set up, and run their STEM Celebration and Competition.

To sign up:

http://seattlemesa.org/volunteer-registration/

For more info:

http://seattlemesa.org/opportunities/mesaday2017/

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Eco Education Class: Spring 2017

Is it possible to instill a passion and appreciation for the environment in a classroom setting? Can students still engage with nature in an urban environment?

The Empowered Eco- Education seminar seeks to provide an equal opportunity for environmental education to students from all backgrounds. Each week, students will have the opportunity to teach an after school program at Concord International Elementary School in South Park, Seattle, to work with curriculum based in environmental justice and education. This seminar integrates hands-on activities and local environmental issues, working to inspire kids and ignite their enthusiasm for the outdoors.

See the attached flyer for details.
Empowered Eco Education.pdf

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Pipeline Project Spring Tutoring Opportunites

 

Pipeline Project is currently recruiting for Spring Quarter tutor and mentor opportunities. We are a tutoring outreach program that aims to connect UW undergraduates with tutoring and mentoring opportunities in Seattle Public K-12 Schools and local community organizations servicing K-12 students. We partner with over 50 K-12 schools, who are flexible and eager to have wonderful UW students be tutors.

Pipeline Project will be hosting 3 Information Sessions within the next few weeks for UW students to learn more about tutor and mentor opportunities through Pipeline.

If you want to find out more about pipeline beforehand here is our website or visit us in Mary Gates Hall 171 for more questions.

 

http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline

INFO SESSION FLYER.pdf

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SER Nursery Work Party!

Please join the SER Nursery in restoring the Union Bay Natural Area this Friday.  We will be pulling out invasive Himalayan blackberry to make way for future native plantings.  This event will meet Friday, January 27th at noon in front of the Douglas Research Conservatory.  Please see the attached flier.

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Upcoming Clean-Up in Central District: January 28

The Seattle Clean Street Collective is excited to announce their first clean-up of 2017!

Here’s what you need to know:

When:

Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 AM

Where:

1698 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Central District!)

What to bring:

All necessary equipment will be provided (trash grabbers, bags, and gloves).
As usual, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.
Bring appropriate clothing for the weather!

RSVP HERE!

The Seattle Clean Street Collective is thrilled to announce that they have begun applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status! Your continued support is appreciated and necessary as they move forward with this somewhat expensive process.

They hope to further their mission in strengthening communities and inspiring stewardship of local ecosystems in the Puget Sound watershed through volunteer work.

Thank you so much for volunteering and/or donating to this important cause!

PLEASE DONATE HERE!

 

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2017 Neah Bay Pipeline Project: “Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures”

Are you interested in collaborating with an indigenous community and immersing yourself in the Makah culture?

Do you LOVE working with elementary school students?

Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in WA?

APPLY TO JOIN THE 2017 NEAH BAY PIPELINE PROJECT!
“TELLING OUR STORIES, IMAGINING OUR FUTURES”

Be part of an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay.

Pipeline is recruiting members now for the 2017 team!

This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and
has been developed to address a community-identified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.
Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students in the creation of a digital storytelling that celebrates their Native culture and identifies pathways to meaningful careers in their own community.

Check out an example of a project from a previous year: View the 2013-2014 Telling Our Stories Magazine.

TRAVEL

* Spend spring break (3/18-3/24) in beautiful Neah Bay with the Makah community * Connect with Neah Bay students throughout the two quarter commitment

REFLECT + LEARN

* Earn up to 9 EDUC401 credits
* Weekly seminars winter and spring quarter (day and time TBD by cohort) to learn about revenant issues, reflect, and build project
* Connect with experts in the field

APPLY!

* Applications can be found and submitted here.
* Applications must be submitted by October 21, 2017 at 5pm to the Catalyst dropbox.

QUESTIONS?

* Reach out to Meaghan Ferrick, Project Facilitator, at mef07@uw.edu * Visit the Pipeline Project website.

Pipeline Project Flyer + Application.pdf

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Great Volunteer Opportunity for Fall Quarter

 

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you. If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks atmtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907.

Some benefits to the program are:

·        Earn up to 10 elective credits

·        Develop your teaching/training skills

·        Build confidence in your STEM subject area

·        Work with other great volunteers

·        Positively motivate and mentor a student

·        Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today.

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Fall Internship Opportunity with Evnironment Washington

Environment Washington is currently seeking interns to work on a campaign to save the Grand Canyon for the fall semester. Interns are critical to the success of the campaign, and Environment Washington offers hands-on experience and robust training on a wide array of organizing and campaign tactics. As an intern with Impact, students will write opinion editorials for local papers, organize press conferences, talk to community and small business leaders, strategically increase the visibility of our campaign here in Washington, and integrate Environment Washington into the larger community of environment organizations in the state.

Below is a link to a form that students can fill out to support the campaign and express interest in an internship with Environment Washington this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/PkKlN0fWptREt0773

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Livable City Year kickoff event: October 6

Livable City Year kickoff

Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn.

When: Oct. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus

What: Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need. UW students and professors will work with Auburn throughout the upcoming academic year to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability.

Speakers will include Livable City Year faculty directors Branden Born, an associate professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Jennifer Otten, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, as well as Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and UW Director of Regional and Community Relations Sally Clark.

Faculty members leading Livable City Year courses during Fall Quarter will discuss the projects, followed by a Q&A period.

There will be light refreshments available.

The UW’s Livable City Year program is a cross-university collaboration led by faculty directors Branden Born and Jennifer Otten in collaboration with UW Sustainability and Urban@UW, and with foundational support from the College of Built Environments and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The program is also working with non-profit organization Association of Washington Cities. Livable City Year is based on the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program and is a member of the Educational Partners for Innovation in Communities Network.

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